This was a wonderful trip. The falls were beautiful and the trip to the copper museum and chez marie's bread shop were interesting side lights. Our driver Pierre was very knowledgeable about the area and pointed out interesting architectural details about French and Canadian houses - especially differences in roofs.
The trip ended with a visit to the impressive church at St Anne de Beaupre.
A very well run trip - great value for money.
Great trip to the falls and surrounding countryside.
Very good, guide v friendly and knowledgeable. Not enough time at falls, bit rushed there and also at the st Anne of beau per church Had fun day though, despite being freezing cold
Well paced and informative trip out of the city into the surrounding area. Adequate time is provided at the falls and the basilica to explore and take pictures. Also a few other stops are included which should appeal to many travellors. Good value.
Exceptional tour. Montmorency Falls are breath-taking; St-Anne is the prettiest small basilica I have seen.
We also visited the copper museum/shop of Albert Giles and received a personal tour by his daughter. On the Island of Orleans, we stopped at a charming chocolatier and bakery.
Our guide John Pierre was a native of Quebec, very proud of his heritage, and a walking encyclopedia. We could have used more time at the Falls. Took the funicular to the top, walked over the Falls on the suspension bridge and Had no time to visit the Manor House.
Foggy day didn't get to see the falls.Not the fault of the cruise just a long ride of water.
Doing what: Quebec City Historic Discoverers Cruise
Quebec city was lovely with plenty to do. Specialist tour guide was great. There was no toilet break between the roadside garage 1st stop and Mont Falls - over two hours! Bus driver explained and gave running commentary in Eng and French which was irritating.
Tour itself was real good after we finally got started. The Driver was 1 hour late picking us up to start the tour and so instead of us getting back around 5;30 pm it was almost 7:00 pm when we pulled back into town. Enjoyed the falls and the church stops. Because we were running behind on schedule when we got to the chocolate place it had already closed. Driver was very informative as to what we were seeing and the history of the area.
The 3 hour ride to Quebec City was long but driver and tour guide very informative. Quebec City was busy with so much to do and see. The falls were spectacular but very little time spent from bus stop. I hope to return to Quebec City, will spend more time. 4 hours was not long enough. Overall, fun!
It took us well over 1/2 hour to find this museum where we were to meet. Finally a kind person o0n the street guided us in the right direction. When we got to the museum there were several people standing, wondering, no one to greet us or tell us where to be, the bus was over 45 minutes late when finally someone came by said which bus to take he didn't act like he knew exactly what he was doing, then a double decker bus came by and told us what to do It was over an hr by now. Very bad experience and we were not the only ones that thought that.
The bustour itself was OK not long any one place couldn't get any chocolate cause of the crowd and having to use the restroom, then the copper store again not long there seeing the falls and the St. Anne Church was beautiful. Time was running out and our ship was to leave at 6 30 driver said he was to let us out where we got on but it was an hr late and we said you have to take us to the ship. people at hotels didn't matter but we had to be on time for the ship. We should have been back at 4:30 it was now 6:00 Very nervous. Rush Rush Run Run Could have been so much nicer For the $$ we were in the dark!!!!!!!!!
Oh what a wonderful trip. It was so nice to have the walking tour; wish it had been longer. The trip to the falls was very short; would have liked for it to be longer. What a waste of time it was to go on the cruise. In hindsight I wish I had just stayed in the city and walked around and had the opportunity to see more of this lovely city. I want to visit Quebec City again.
Great little one-day trip from Montreal. Comfortable bus stopped halfway for bathroom break/coffee/snacks. Serge was good driver with nice commentary. Nice walking tour of Quebec City with tour guide Roy. Then Bus tour of Falls/Quebec City was very nice. Then ate at recommended restaurant next to bus stop. After lunch, had 2.5 hours to explore city, which was plenty. Same return trip to Montreal and Serge stopped at various Metros/hotels to accommodate passengers. Very worthwhile trip. We did not take cruise and were happy for the 2.5 hours exploring on our own.
We called to book, had a confirmation number, but could not print our voucher. At City Information desk, they wanted printed voucher (hey, we're tourists staying at VRBO apartment, with no printer handy !!!) so that was a small challenge, but our names were on their list, so all was okay.
This was a great tour! Our guide grew up in Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre so he had extensive knowledge of the area. He is obviously very proud of his town and told several stories about growing up there which made the tour much more personal. The falls are gorgeous and we loved touring the island. We also njoyed visiting the chocolate factory, copper art gallery and Marie's bakery. This is a great half-day trip when visiting Quebec City.
There aren't enough stars to rate this tour. What a wonderful day! Our tour guide, Francois, was fantastic. His knowledge of the area is unsurpassed. There were some very nice surprises on this tour. The falls were very nice and the church was beautiful. The unexpected stops were so lovely that they turned out to be our favorites parts of the trip. We never thought that a stop at a copper museum could be so lovely nor would a stop at a bread place so warm and cozy. A must to truly enjoy the sights outside of the city.
Appreciated bus service to and from hotel.
The Falls and Ste Anne de Beaupre highly recommended. An extra thirty minutes at least and each location would have given a 5 star rating.
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