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What to do with a couple of days to explore…

Itinerary 1: Montréal Gourmet Adventure

Stroll down the charming cobblestone streets of the historic Old Montréal to the Accords Wine Bar and Restaurant for dinner and enjoy excellent food-wine pairings. Start day two with a gourmet breakfast before taking a culinary tour in the old city. Later, try a delicious smoked-meat sandwich from Schwartz’s, Canada’s oldest delicatessen. This foodie tour wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the aromatic, open-air Jean-Talon Market and dinner at Europea a true gastronomic experience! Before you leave, be sure to stop at Les Délices de l’Érable for some sweet maple products.

Itinerary 2: Get Jazzed Up

You’re in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles (Entertainment District) and at the heart of the action. Start with supper in one of the Entertainement District French Bistros, followed by some amazing free street entertainment. On day two, delve into the city’s history during Yours truly, Montréal, a 20-minute multimedia presentation at the Pointe-à-Callière Museum of Archaeology and History, and lunch in the old city. Come afternoon, kick back at the Clock Tower Beach before catching one of the Jazz Fest’s hundreds of free outdoor performances. The plan for the evening? Cocktails on the Hyatt Hotel terrace, then dinner at the L’Astral restaurant  in the Maison du jazz. Your VIP access zips you inside the festival’s indoor shows – unbelievable entertainment! On your last day in town, discover the Old Port’s exciting activities as you stroll along the waterfront.

Itinerary 3: Essential Montréal

Getting from the Montréal–Trudeau Airport to your hotel in Montréal is a snap—so that leaves you time for a relaxed horse-drawn carriage ride of the romantic Old Montréal. For dinner, treat your taste buds to an exquisite meal at of the old city’s many renowned restaurants. The next day, soak in the exciting cityscape on a guided bus tour. What’s for lunch? A Montréal bagel with cream cheese and lox – this city favourite is a must. In the afternoon, it’s off to the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district  (“HoMa”) to visit the Montréal Tower, the Biodôme and the Botanical Garden, then back to Old Montréal for a stunning multimedia show at the Notre-Dame Basilica.  Come evening, enjoy the excitement of the Casino de Montréal and its numerous restaurants. On your last day, spend a few hours exploring the Underground Pedestrian Network for unique Montréal memorabilia.

Itinerary 4: Luxury and Wellness, Montréal-Style

Ooh la la – you’re in Montréal and you deserve some posh pampering! On day one, enjoy a city tour by car with a private guide. After lunch, rejuvenate in an urban spa—Scandinave Les Bains Vieux-Montréal or at Bota Bota, in Old Montréal—are excellent choices. Feel like a cuppa? Tea is steeping at downtown’s beautiful Birks Café. Come evening, you’ll have to choose between all the top-notch restaurants, but refined palates can’t afford to miss the Five-Diamond Restaurant Toqué!. Using only the freshest local products and endless innovation, Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux Normand Laprise creates a sublime gastronomic experience. Remember, Montréal is Canada’s fashion capital, so be sure to browse our many designer boutiques before your ship pulls anchor the next day.

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