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  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Duration:  12 hours (approx.)

Visit the historic heart of French Canada on this day trip from Montreal to Quebec City. On your sightseeing tour, see famous landmarks including Place Royale, Notre Dame Basilica, the Parliament Building, Montmorency Falls and the Plains of Abraham as you explore quaint narrow streets filled with old-world charm, and learn about the city’s fascinating French-Canadian history from your guide. Enjoy free time to walk through Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and take a scenic cruise on the St Lawrence River during the months of May through October!

Highlights

  • Day trip from Montreal to Quebec City, the historic heart of French Canada
  • See Place Royale, Notre Dame Basilica, the Parliament Building and the Plains of Abraham on a sightseeing tour
  • Learn about Quebec City’s fascinating French-Canadian history from your knowledgeable guide
  • Capture photos of magnificent Montmorency Falls, higher than Niagara Falls!
  • Enjoy free time to wander through Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Take a scenic cruise on the St Lawrence River (May through October only)

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What You Can Expect

Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip from Montreal

Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip from Montreal

After pickup from your Montreal hotel, you’ll be taken 2.5 hours northeast by coach to Quebec City, the historic heart of French Canada located on the St Lawrence River. The oldest settlement in North America, this capital city’s charming narrow streets and quaint neighborhoods are steeped in fascinating history.

On your sightseeing tour, your knowledgeable local guide will explain the history of Quebec City, which was founded as a fort by the French in the 1500s. Pass famous landmarks and historical treasures including picturesque Place Royale, Notre Dame Basilica, the Parliament Building, Ile d'Orleans and the Plains of Abraham, where the famous battle between the French and English took place in 1759.

Visit the oldest quarter in North America, the Petit Champlain district, and admire views of Montmorency Falls, an incredible waterfall and emblem of the city seated between the Montmorency River and the St Lawrence River. This magnificent natural gem is taller than Niagara Falls!

Enjoy free time after your tour to explore Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the months of May through October, you can choose to take a scenic 1.5-hour cruise on the St Lawrence River during your free time!

Your tour ends with drop-off at your Montreal hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very good guide - said his name is Roc? Knowledgeable, enthusiastic, straightforward. Covered all we need to know about Quebec City - and Province, and explained how best to arrange our limited time. Lunch at the Chateau Frontenac was superb. Will return to Quebec City.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent. Enjoyed every minute and the guide was superb

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

loved it old Quebec amazing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great experience for me and my family...Amazing places to see, very organized and fantastic driver/tourist guide as well. Next time, we will go back for a week one day is not enough to see part of Quebec. Lastly, the cruise is awesome! Thank you so much....

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great trip, coach driver and tour guide were great and absolutely loved Quebec, one day wasn't enough

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The entire trip was wonderful. Our guide named Roch was simply the best. I was nervous about not being able to go on the River Cruise and was afraid that due to my error, I couldn't go. Roch was very reassuring that I could go on and personally walked me over to the cruise, explaining my error and I was able to cruise. His guidance in Quebec surely will cause me to return. As an educator in Pennsylvania, Roch was so correct in saying that we would learn more about this fantastic city than in a classroom. I also loved the way he used both English and French so clearly that after many years of not being a French language class, I totally understood his information even in French. He is a superstar!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent day trip, we have enjoyed every minute.
The driver was very good. Our 3.5 hours free time was really enough to have lunch and explore the old city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the area and history of Quebec and made the tour very interesting. It was a whirlwind tour, but having had to travel to and from Montreal there was not very much time to really enjoy all there was to offer in this city. I would probably stay in Quebec next time I visit Canada. Very fascinating city! I didn't care all that much for the river cruise but I know many people did. One last comment - when they say they are leaving at 5:00, you better believe the bus will pull out at 5:00. As we were walking toward the bus at 5:00, it pulled out and left us. The company was unable to contact the bus driver because he would not answer his phone while he was driving, which is a wonderful safety measure! But we managed to get back to Montreal no worse for the wear. If you do find yourself in that situation, make sure and call Orleans Express bus company to get back! But overall it was a very pleasant day and a good tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great overview of the city for a day trip. Andre, our driver, was friends and provided good information on the way into Quebec from Montreal. He was also nice enough to drop us off at our hotels at the end of the day. Our local guide, Katia, was phenomenal - very in-depth information about the historical, artistic, and political aspects of the city, including the present.

The tour includes a walking tour in Quartier Petit Champlain, which is a beautiful old-style shopping area right by the iconic hotel shown in the ad picture. We also got to drive through other parts of the city and see different neighborhoods, piers, and parks on the bus.

The Montmorency Falls trip was nice, but I almost wish we had the extra time to explore another side of the city. Also, I would recommend not doing the river cruise - after returning from the falls and getting lunch, we had 2.5 hours to explore more of Petit Champlain quickly. The river cruise would probably preclude the chance for that.

The city itself definitely merits a return visit, but this was a good sampler plate of what it has to offer.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Wonderful day!! Driver and tour guide were excellent!!

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