Montreal, Canada: September 26-30, 2018

Montreal Canada 
September 26-30, 2018

$2,450 double occupancy*
$435 single supplement

*based on minimum of 15

TO REGISTER, email info@artencounter.org for trip application

Enjoy the unique beauty of Montreal with artists Joanna Pinsky and Jill King, a city set on an island in the Saint Lawrence River and named after Mt. Royal, the triple-peaked hill at its heart.  Go back in time and traverse cobblestone streets to experience the European flavor and grand buildings of Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal). Take time to relax and sample a great variety of international cuisine ranging from elegant Quebecois-French and Pan-Asian dishes to the famous French Canadian Poutine and the popular local bagel!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Stay at LHotel Montreal, one of the city’s most historic and unique landmarks, home to an exciting contemporary art collection with  rooms overlooking the streets of Old Montreal
  • Explore Vieux-Montreal and the exceptionally beautiful Notre-Dame Basilica founded in 1656
  • Tour Montreal’s outstanding murals with a local guide
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of the world renowned Montreal Botanical Gardens
  • Traverse the “underground city,” 30 miles of heated shopping
  • Experience the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (Museum of Contemporary Art)
  • Discover inside views of Montreal’s exciting and diverse art scene with local artists, gallerists and collectors
  • Sit back and relax at the Montreal Symphony Orchestra‘s performance of Beethoven’s “Eroica” and other Mozart selections

TRIP ITINERARY**

**Subject to change**

Day 1: Wednesday, September 26

1:00PM  Meet in Hotel Lobby; Introductions

2.00PM  Bus tour of city highlights- including St. Joseph’s Oratory,  Parc Drapeau Sculpture Park.

4:00 PM Gallery reception

5:30PM  Return to Hotel

7:30PM  Welcome Dinner

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Thursday, September 27

Board bus 9:15

7:30 -9:15AM  Continental Breakfast

9:30 – 10:30 AM Old town highlights Notre Dame Bassilica, Chateau  Ramezy

11:00 AM- `12:30PM  Musee de Beaux Arts- tour contemporary collection with Joanna and Jill

12:30 PM– 2:00 PM  lunch on your own in museum café and time to explore additional collections

2:30PM -4:00PM    Visit to artists in their studios

4:30PM  return to the hotel

6:00PM dinner

7:30PM Depart for Montreal Symphony Orchestra  Beethoven’s Eroica and the “Brilliance of Mozart” – Rafael Payere, Conductor; Andrew Wan, Violin

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Friday, September 28

10 -11:45  Montreal’s extraordinary  Botanical Gardens

12:00 -1:45  lunch

2:00- 4:00   Visit to the Darling Foundry exhibition space and artists’ studios

4:30  TBA

Evening:  Dinner on your own; explore a recommended restaurant of your choice or join Joanna and Jill

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4:  Saturday, September 29

7:30 AM-9:30 AM  Continental Breakfast

10:00 AM -11:30AM  Walking tour of Montreal’s outstanding murals

11:30 AM– 1:00 PM  Jacques ’Talon Farmers’  Market and lunch on your own.

1:30 PM  Return to Hotel Afternoon :  Free

5:00 PM  TBA Studio or collection with wine reception

7:30PM  Farewell dinner

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5, Sunday , September 30

7:30 AM-9:00AM  Continental Breakfast

 9:15 AM Depart for  Chateau DuFresnei Royal and  Imperial objects and paintings from the Alexandre de Bothuri and Elaine Bedard collection..

Noon- Lunch

2:00PM departure for the airport

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch 

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Accommodations for four nights, meals indicated above (all included but one lunch), all activities described in itinerary, all museum/site admissions, luxury motor coach transportation, return flight airport shuttle from hotel, services of personal escort Joanna Pinsky and Jill King, behind-the-scenes privately guided tours for several site visits

NOT INCLUDED:
Alcoholic beverages, items of personal nature, gratuities, porterage, transportation to hotel upon arrival, travel insurance

Contact info@artencounter.org or call 847.328.9222 with any questions!