Closing date: 13 Mar 2019
Montréal is one of North America’s best-kept secrets, where Old World Europe collides with vibrant modern Canada. The city – the second largest French-speaking metropolis in the world – is known for its architectural style and rotating calendar of events, with festivals celebrating everything from dance and art to world cinema and music.
It’s a walkable city too: many of the most exciting districts are a short stroll away from each other, including charming Old Montréal, colourful Chinatown and the buzzing arts district of the Quartier des Spectacles. With over a century of experience, tour operator Collette can help you navigate through those narrow streets and delicious treats.
Collette’s Spotlight on Montréal tour takes you to the heart of this culture capital, where days spent exploring are followed by nights enjoying Montréal’s food scene. You can take a Québécois cooking class, which captures the city’s diverse culinary influences – French, Italian and Jewish – before a foodie tour exploring the amazing smells and flavours of the Mile End District.
You’ll also visit the Notre-Dame Basilica, seemingly relocated from Rome or Paris. This classic architecture can be found all across Old Montréal, where the cobblestoned streets are dotted with facades dating back to the 17th century.
It’s not all about hitting the pavements though: Montréal boasts plenty of green too, with a surfeit of city parks to explore; hike through leafy Mount Royal Park – a steep climb with views over the sprawling city – or stroll around the sprawling, lush greenery of Montréal’s Botanical Gardens.
The family-owned Collette have been sending travellers on life-changing journeys for three generations. Their worldwide travel collection has over 160 land tours, river cruises, rail journeys, single-city stays and more.
Collette’s company ethos is simple: they treat their travellers like their personal guests, tailoring trips for a truly unforgettable experience. As such, they’re the perfect tour operator to help visitors embrace Montréal’s unique and uplifting local joie de vivre.
Collette are offering a five-day trip for two on their new Spotlight on Montréal tour, including return flights, private door-to-door transfers, and four nights in a charming Vieux-Montréal (Old Montréal) hotel. For a chance to win, just answer the following question:
What year was Collette founded?
Or send your answer to the Wanderlust office (Wanderlust Publications Ltd, 1 Leworth Pl, Windsor, SL4 1EB) and state ‘more info’ if you want to be contacted by Wanderlust and Collette. The closing date is 13 March 2019. Please note: the competition was inaccurately listed in the print edition of the magazine [Issue 194/[March 2019] as being for five nights instead of four.
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