We are partnering with www.circletheworld.com to offer NYSN members and friends opportunities to travel the world with other fun and friendly people. Theresa Zirkel has planned many of our group trips in the past and has always provided outstanding service. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO OFFICIALLY REGISTER CLICK ON THIS LINK Join us for an amazing and adventurous winter weekend in Montreal and Quebec Canada! Dog sledding through the Canadian forest, visit the scenes of the famous Hôtel de Glace, relax at the Siberian Spa, and take in the beautiful Old Towns of Montreal & Quebec! Learn do steer a dog sled and make your own ice glass. This weekend will be a chance for you to discover how much fun winter really can be!
Non-stop airfare (LGA or EWR)-optional addition
Private van transportation through entire trip
Airport transfers (only certain times-see below)
1-night hotel central Montreal
2-night hotel central Old Quebec
Hôtel de Glace behind the scenes tour
Aura Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal Ticket
Make your own ice glass & maple lollipop
40min dog sledding (w/instruction) 2 per sled
Base Price: $1295/$1595 w/airfare (expires 12/16)
Last Minute Price: $1395
$100 deposit to reserve your spot!
QUESTIONS? Contact Circle the World
Not included: International airfare(optional), Spa pass, lunches and dinners, optional activities, travel insurance
Thursday, January 31- Montreal Arrival & Aura Light Show
Your flight into Montreal must arrive before 5pm on Thursday. Airport pick-ups will be arranged (and included) to/from Montreal airport. It is recommended to arrive in mid afternoon to enjoy walking the streets of Old Town. Our light show begins at 5:45pm, so if your flight arrives after 5pm, you will not be able to attend the light show. In the evening, we'll attend the new luminous experience in the heart of the Basilica.
Light unveils the richness of the Notre-Dame Basilica’s heritage and invites us to celebrate its beauty. The experience begins with a path of lights, revealing the Basilica’s wealth of exquisite works. A progressive immersion into a sonically and visually captivating universe guides visitors to the heart of Notre-Dame. Then, light, orchestral music and grandiose architecture combine to create a unique, three-act multimedia spectacle. Allow yourself to be transported by AURA and discover an unexpected, stunning universe presented upon one of the most sublime canvases imaginable: the Notre-Dame Basilica.
Check it out HERE!
Friday, February 1: Quebec Dog Sledding & Old Town
We will depart the city and head to our overnight accommodations just outside of Montreal. In the morning after a hearty breakfast, we will depart to Quebec for our amazing true Canadian dog sledding experience. This is an experience you will never forget-and an adrenaline rush to match.
We will get a quick lesson on how to steer the sled and what to expect on the trail. There will be two people per sled. One-person steering, the other sitting in the sled with chances to switch places. You will need to be physical at times during your ride. There will be hills to walk up. The ride will be 40min long, followed by a kennel tour and to see the puppies if there are any at this time. There kennel houses over 150 dogs! Once done, complimentary hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies are given out while warming up inside. After our dog sledding, we'll return to Old Town Quebec and have time to explore the area.
Saturday, February 2: Hôtel de Glace Behind & Optional Siberian Spa
After breakfast, we will depart for the Hotel de Glace for a Behind the Scenes Tour. Our tour will include:
- Guided tour of the secrets and processes surrounding the construction and maintenance of the Hotel
- Visit of the Ice Workshop
- Making your own ice glass
- End of the visit in the Ice Bar where you can enjoy a Cocktail served in your ice glass.
- Make your own maple lollipop
In the afternoon we'll return to Old Quebec with an opportunity to visit a Siberian Spa for the day!
Our spa is inspired by a Scandinavian concept that alternates hot, cold and rest, until profound relaxation is reached. Thermotherapy provides numerous benefits: important reduction of stress, elimination of toxins, soothes muscles, stimulates cardiac functions, improves blood circulation, restores elasticity and firmness to the skin, considerably improves quality of sleep, strengthens the immune system. Throughout the year, in good weather or bad. Plan between 2-3 hours for an optimal experience. Website Details HERE
If you are not a spa person, opt for another activity to do in the city. Below are some options to choose from:
-Food & Beverage Tour
-Ski Shuttle to Mont-Sainte-Anne OR Le Massif
Sunday, February 3: Montreal & Depart Home
After breakfast we'll drive to Montreal with time to have lunch before your departure home.
Your flight must depart after 1pm. Flights will arrive to NYC by 3pm on Sunday (enough time to get to a Superbowl Party)
Payment Due Dates and Procedures
All payments must be made on time to secure your spot. You may pay the balance in full anytime on/before the first due date.
After deposit pay the balance in either 3 ways:
-Pay online through website (a 3% service fee will be added to total)
$695/$795 Dec 16 (final payment)