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We appreciated getting picked up at our hotel and returned there at the end of our long day 12hours. Our genial driver gave his commentary in both English and French, offering a chance to test our French comprehension. A second guide continued the tour in Quebec. Both of them managed to convey the plan for the day with good humor so that everyone paid attention, could explore on their own after the formal tour lower city and upper city Montmorency Falls via bus, find some supper and make it back to the bus on time for our return to Montreal. It was a dreary day outside, then rainy and quite cold in Quebec. Many in our group were caught without warm enough jackets and clothes. There were shops to explore, but my preference was to head up the funicular to the Frontenac Hotel for an elegant lunch high up in our lofty perch. A great introduction to Quebec.
Outstanding...Absolutely wonderful...do not have any more words to describe it...Our driver Daniel picked us up on time at the Museum of Civilizationacross from the cruise port and then off we went to the Falls 1st and then onto to the beautiful countryside around Québec City and then to Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré what an exceptional Church. We then stopped at Chocolaterie de l'Ile d'Orléans, the Cuivres D'Art Albert Gilles copper art museum. I have not tasted a better Chocolate ice-cream than this one before and I am an ice-cream fanatic. So please do not hesitate, book this tour and you will be pleasantly surprised.
Thank you Viator for making this a memorable tour.
Excellent tour. Bus driver and local tour guide was great. Lunch restaurant recommendation was great. The only thing lacking was to spend more time at Montmorency Falls by taking the cable car to the top and crossing the bridge over the falls.
tour guide was very knowledgeable, lots of interesting stops. only downside is that there was not really enough time at the falls. overall though fun and a definate must for first time quebec city visitors.
loved quebec and the falls wish had more time there. plan to go again
This was a 6-star tour from start to finish. All went smoothly. The day was exceptionally beautiful and the foliage was at peak. Best of all our guide, Jeffrey, had 25 years experience and was a native. He even took part of the route to the cathedral off the main highway. He drove through the village of Ste Anne de Beaupre and pointed out sights from his youth where he grew up. Our stop at Marie's Bakery was hit. The fresh bread topped with maple butter literally melted in my mouth. The huge cinnamon rolls were a huge hit. My husband particularly enjoyed seeing the outdoor brick oven where the baking was once done along with the coal stove used for cooking. It was a flash back to his youth. All this was topped off with a viewing of the Montmorency Falls, a visit to a coppersmith, and the chocolatier. Viator is the way to go.
A very enjoyable trip that delivered what it said. Our driver Richard was competent and obviously experienced and managed to keep the tour on time after stops. He gave plcenty of relevant information in a friendly and humourous way. I was a little taken aback however that he recommended not using seatbelts that trussed you up like sausages. I would think a good driver would want his passengers to be as safe as possible! The guide, Roger who joined us in Quebec was also very personable, knowledgable and competent. Both men delivered their information in seamless English and French.
The walking tour was around 30 mins and not too strenuous and provided an excellent orientation for further independent exploration after lunch. The driving tour was a little rushed but given that time was tight, provided an adequate quick drive-by of sights such as Abrahams Plain, Parliament House and the upper commercial part of the city. Montmorency Falls was a very pretty if short stop but we were well warned in advance of time schedules and where washrooms and snacks were etc.,.
The recommended lunch restaurant was a very pleasant surprise and I heartily enjoyed the food and the chance to spend time with some of the other 'single' passengers. The free time segment after lunch was also welcome and both Richard and Roger gave us good suggestions on how to make the most of our time. In my case a lesuirely journey on the funiculaire railway up to explore the Fairmont Hotel, then afterwards a stroll through the shops in the old town and a delicious hot chocolate at Madam Gigi's. A note worth mentioning - many of the little shops offer genuine home crafted treasures so maybe go prepared to buy some great unique gifts for family and friends. I particularly liked the Huo 100 silk shop for scarves and neck ties. There is also a great craft shop for children and baby clothes.
All up a great day that I'm glad I did and would recommend to others who only have z day to spare to see Quebec City.
This trip was phenomenal. At first I thought it was a trip to Montmorency Falls and St.Anne de Beaupre but quickly learned that we would be taking a scenic route through the countryside stopping at several places first. We were driven along a nearby island and stopped at a farm stand for apples, were taken to a bakery where we purchased the most delicious cinnamon rolls and went to a local copper artisan. The trip started at 10:30 and ended around 4PM. We spent about 45 minutes at the falls and 45 minutes at the church. My only regret is not having rented a car to visit St.Anne De Beaupre a separate day as I could have spent half a day wandering around that area. Overall a great trip.
This was an interesting tour on a beautiful day. The scenery was great, especially the waterfalls and the fall foliage. The tour of Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre was wonderful - it is an outstanding church. Our only regret was that we only had an hour at the church - we could easily have spent 3 hours there. We also enjoyed the stop at the copper factory and the bread making spot. The price for the tour was very reasonable - we had a good informative guide. I would highly recommend this tour.
We really enjoyed seeing the falls and the basilica, and we would have liked to spend more time there. The drive through Isle de Orleans was also worth the rural sights and apple orchards. It was interesting to see the copper art, but I think the chocolate shop and bakery could be eliminated for more time at the falls and basilica.
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Overall a great trip...I would have preferred more time at the falls and skipping the marketing stop at the coppersmith. Driver Gabe did an outstanding job, knowledgeable and entertaining!
Our guide was very knowledgeable of the area and this made the bus trip very enjoyable. The weather was perfect and the foliage was spectacular. This was a good time to travel. Our only criticism is that there were 3 shopping stops to local merchants scheduled into the trip which we were not expecting. I do not believe these stops were included in the tour description. We felt that the 3 stops cut short the time we could have spent at the Falls or St. Anne's.
Worthless stops at Copper Factory, Chocolate Factory
Loved the falls but did not enjoy the stop at the copper studio at all. The bakery was also underwhelming. Next time, I would just pay to see the falls and spend more time there.
I was somewhat disappointed with the tour. There were too many stops that took time away from the main attractions. The stop at Montmorency falls was way too short. It should have been at least 2 hours. The chocolate shop and bread shop were not at all interesting and the time wasted there could have better used at the falls and the cathedral.
Long day but well worth it, Visited wide variety of locations - Falls, Citadel, Old Town, Olympic park and waterfront, Time to explore on own. Great knowledgeable tour guides. Money well spent for the total Quebec City experience.
This 1/2 day trip is a good way to see the Quebec countryside. Our tour guide Francois, a native of the village where the giant cathedral is located was funny and informative. The copper factory was interesting as well. We could have used some more time at the Montmorency Falls but it is a 1/2 day trip.
We had a great time on our bike trip to the falls! Francesco was a great guide. He was very informative and let us set the pace for our ride. I highly recommend this tour to everyone...you dont have to be an avid biker to do this tour.
Doing what: Bike Tour to Montmorency Falls from Quebec City
The tour was extremely good, it was a very wet day , something the tour guy could not possibly have a any say in.
That said the two guides reorganized our trip so that we went to the Falls first and then followed up with a bus tour of Quebec city.
We enjoyed this tour immensely. The falls were beautiful as was St. Anne's Church.. Had a delightful tour guide.
A great day of sightseeing. The Montmorency Falls were great with brilliant views from both the bottom and the top after a ride up in the trolley. Chocolates, fresh baked goods, brilliant scenery. All part of a great day, topped off with a visit to Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre church, with beautiful statues and magnificent stain glass stories set in a very spiritual church.
Though our tour was conducted in both French and English, our native Quebec City guide Katia did so seamlessly and presented a huge amount of historical facts and other insights in an informative and often times light-hearted and humorous manner. She offered to take photos at Montmorency Falls and answered questions for those who had them, as time permitted. This is a 12 hour trip so be prepared. We also took the river cruise which did allow for some additional picture taking however, if you're more inclined to walk the hilly city area for an additional 90 minutes or so, pass on the cruise.
Although you could easily drive to Montmorency Falls and Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre from Quebec, it is worth it to sit back, enjoy the ride and listen to the tour guide also the driver. The stop at the copper factory was informative and there was no pressure to buy. And amazing examples of this art the front doors, for instance! could then be seen at Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre. Scenic, informative, and enjoyable and longer than expected about 5 hours start to finish.
The tour was good and the driver was very friendly. The visit to the Montmorency falls was very short and due to the short time not enjoyable. If possible, I would recommend to have the option to drop people at the top of the hill to explore and lunch instead of leaving them at the bottom.
Enjoyable and informative . Not enough time at falls
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