Accompanying Persons Tours

The accompanying persons tours give the opportunity to discover Montréal and some of its cultural  and “green”  attractions.
You can combine 2 of the 4 half day tours as follows: A+C  –  A+D  –  B+C   B+D.

Note: the tours are included in the accompanying person registration fee which is intended for spouses, friends and significant others who are NOT professionals in the field of beekeeping and are joining a full paid congress registrant.

Deadline for booking 30th July 2019.

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A. BONJOUR MONTRÉAL CITY TOUR ( 9TH SEPTEMBER 2019)

This tour incorporates all the must-see highlights of the city in just a few hours. Along with your guide, find out all about the city from the days of Fort Ville-Marie to the Montreal of today. As you discover the most important streets, landmarks and stories of the second largest French-speaking metropolis, you will experience what makes Montreal so unique!
Among the fascinating sites seen on this tour: the winding cobbled streets and charming historic buildings of Old Montreal and the Old Port. Admire City Hall and Bonsecours Market. Visit Notre Dame Basilica, one of the crown jewels in Quebec’s rich religious heritage (photo op). Admire the modern architecture of the new Quartier international. The "Golden Square Mile", with its blend of elegant nineteenth century mansions and posh hotels, is where Montrealers live in high style. Cross through Mount Royal Park, where you will have access to a stunning view of the city (photo op). On the Plateau Mont-Royal, in the Latin Quarter and along Saint-Laurent Boulevard, learn more about the different ethnic groups that have helped shape our city.

What’s included
Professional English-speaking guide, round-trip motor coach transportation and entrance fees.
Notes: Some walking is required.

TOUR# A
Date: 9th September 2019
Duration: 3 hours
Deadline for booking: 30th July 2019
Minimum number: 40 participants per Motor coach.

N.B: if the minimum number is not reached the tour will be cancelled. You will be assigned another tour if available or, otherwise, you will be reimbursed.

B. WALKING TOUR OF OLD MONTRÉAL (9TH SEPTEMBER 2019)

Old Montreal is home to one of the continent's greatest collections of historic buildings from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Led by a professional guide, this unique half-day walking tour will take you on an exploration of the place where Montreal started nearly 375 years ago. Stroll through narrow lanes and ancient squares for a taste of city-life from times past.
Walk to many important public squares such as Place d’Armes, Place Royale, and Place Jacques-Cartier and see the monuments and works of art that are on display. Admire the external architecture of a variety of impressive buildings: the three courthouses, the Château Ramezay and the Bonsecours Market. Venture into other historic buildings such as the outstanding Notre Dame Basilica (1829), Montreal's first parish. Pass by the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, City Hall as well as the impressive Bank of Montreal (1847), head-office to the first permanent bank in Canada Just off the charming Saint-Paul Street, discover the foundation site of the city’s first hospital, l’Hôtel Dieu. No visit is complete without a picture of the Sulpician Seminary, the oldest building of this historic district. And last, certainly not least, the revitalized Old Port.

What’s included
Professional English-speaking guide, Metro (subway) transfer and entrance fees.
Notes: Comfortable shoes are a must for our promenade down centuries-old cobblestone streets!

TOUR# B

Date: 9th September 2019
Duration: 3 hours
Deadline for booking: 30th July 2019
Minimum number: 15 participants per Guide

N.B: if the minimum number is not reached the tour will be cancelled. You will be assigned another tour if available or, otherwise, you will be reimbursed.

C. GREEN MONTRÉAL: BIODOME&BOTANICAL GARDENS (10TH SEPTEMBER 2019)

Enjoy over 21,000 plant species at the Botanical Gardens. Take a trip through 4 different ecosystems of the Americas at the Biodome. The Montreal Botanical Garden is second in size only to Kew Gardens in London, offering visitors a unique stroll amidst plants from around the world. This visit will delight participants, from the charms of the authentic Chinese garden, to the largest collection of bonsai outside of Asia, to the outstanding rose gardens, the magnificent Arboretum, the unique First Nations Garden, and so much more. The Montreal Biodome showcases some of the principal environments of the Americas, all alive in natural settings. Explore the tropical forests, the frigid world of the arctic and Antarctic, the seasonal variations of the Laurentian forest, and the underwater environment of the St. Lawrence marine ecosystem. This unique living collection is housed in the former velodrome of the 1976 Summer Olympic Games and after the 2018 renovations will feature brand new attractions such as the Antarctica wall of ice.

What’s Included
Professional English-speaking guide, round-trip motor coach transportation and entrance fees.
Notes: This tour will still operate in the rain. Recommended attire: comfortable shoes.

TOUR# C

Date: 10th September 2019
Duration: 4 hours
Deadline for booking: 30th July 2019
Minimum number: 40 participants per motor coach

N.B: if the minimum number is not reached the tour will be cancelled. You will be assigned another tour if available or, otherwise, you will be reimbursed.

D. VISIT TO MCCORD MUSEUM&RESO CITY (10TH SEPTEMBER 2019)

The McCord Museum is home to one of the largest historical collections in North America (more than 1.4 million artefacts), consisting of First Peoples objects, costumes and textiles, photographs, decorative and visual artworks, and textual archives. It produces exciting exhibitions that engage visitors by offering them a contemporary look at the world.
The Montreal Underground City (RESO) is the largest underground complex of its kind in the world, totaling over 20 miles of shops and attractions and boasting over 500 000 users per day. The underground city is an important tourist attraction and as an urban planning achievement it is without equal.

What’s Included
Professional English-speaking guide, metro (subway) transfer museum entrance fees.
Notes: This tour will still operate in the rain. Recommended attire: comfortable shoes.

TOUR# D

Date: 10th September 2019
Duration: 4 hours
Deadline for booking: 30th July 2019
Minimum number: 15 participants per Guide

N.B: if the minimum number is not reached the tour will be cancelled. You will be assigned another tour if available or, otherwise, you will be reimbursed.