BEFORE OR AFTER A CONFERENCE, MONTRĂ‰AL WILL AMAZE YOU!
What to do with a couple of days to explore…
Itinerary 1: MontrĂ©al Gourmet Adventure
Stroll down the charming cobblestoneÂ streets of the historic Old MontrĂ©alÂ to the Accords Wine Bar and RestaurantÂ 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 Schwartzâ€™s, Canadaâ€™s oldest delicatessen. This foodie tour wouldnâ€™t be complete without a visit to the aromatic, open-air Jean-Talon Market and dinner at EuropeaÂ a true gastronomic experience! Before you leave, be sure to stop at Les DĂ©lices de lâ€™Ă‰rable for some sweet maple products.
Itinerary 2: Get Jazzed Up
Youâ€™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 cityâ€™s history during Yours truly, MontrĂ©al, a 20-minute multimedia presentation at the Pointe-Ă -CalliĂ¨re 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 Festâ€™s hundreds of free outdoor performances. The plan for the evening? Cocktails on the Hyatt Hotel terrace, then dinner at the Lâ€™Astral restaurant Â in the Maison du jazz. Your VIP access zips you inside the festivalâ€™s indoor shows â€“ unbelievable entertainment! On your last day in town, discover the Old Portâ€™s exciting activities as you stroll along the waterfront.
Itinerary 3: Essential MontrĂ©al
Getting from the MontrĂ©alâ€“Trudeau Airport to your hotel in MontrĂ©al is a snapâ€”so that leaves you time for a relaxed horse-drawn carriage ride of the romantic Old MontrĂ©al. For dinner, treat your taste buds to an exquisite meal at of the old cityâ€™s many renowned restaurants. The next day, soak in the exciting cityscape on a guided bus tour. Whatâ€™s for lunch? A MontrĂ©al bagel with cream cheese and lox â€“ this city favourite is a must. In the afternoon, itâ€™s off to the Hochelaga-MaisonneuveÂ district Â (â€śHoMaâ€ť) to visit the MontrĂ©al Tower, the BiodĂ´me and the Botanical Garden, then back to Old MontrĂ©al for a stunning multimedia show at the Notre-Dame Basilica. Â Come evening, enjoy the excitement of the Casino de MontrĂ©al and its numerous restaurants. On your last day, spendÂ a few hours exploring the Underground Pedestrian Network for unique MontrĂ©al memorabilia.
Itinerary 4: Luxury and Wellness, MontrĂ©al-Style
Ooh la la â€“ youâ€™re in MontrĂ©al 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 spaâ€”Scandinave Les Bains Vieux-MontrĂ©al or at Bota Bota, in Old MontrĂ©alâ€”are excellent choices. Feel like a cuppa? Tea is steeping at downtownâ€™s beautiful Birks CafĂ©. Come evening, youâ€™ll have to choose between all the top-notch restaurants, but refined palates canâ€™t afford to miss the Five-Diamond Restaurant ToquĂ©!. Using only the freshest local products and endless innovation, Grand Chef Relais & ChĂ˘teaux Normand Laprise creates a sublime gastronomic experience. Remember, MontrĂ©al is Canadaâ€™s fashion capital, so be sure to browse our many designer boutiques before your ship pulls anchor the next day.