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Quebec City Guided Sightseeing Cruise

Québec, Canada
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1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 7 more


Enjoy the view of Québec City and the surrounding countryside from the water on this sightseeing cruise along the Saint-Lawrence River. Set sail from the Cap Diamant to Montmorency Falls, the perfect combination of nature and culture. Take in the stunning view from three distinctive exterior terraces, with commentary from a costumed guide dressed as the French-Canadian explorer Louis Jolliet. See the Québec City skyline and cruise beneath the famous Fairmont Le Château Frontenac hotel. A variety of beverages and snacks are available for purchase on board the boat.
  • Historic discovery cruise of Quebec City
  • See Quebec's skyline and river from a breathtaking point of view
  • Enjoy the pastoral charm of Ile d'Orleans
  • View the surging Montmorency Falls, the highest waterfalls in Quebec
  • Cruise beneath the historic and much-photographed Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
This Québec City sightseeing river cruise departs from the Chouinard Pier. Climb aboard the AML Louis Jolliet, a 170-foot cruise ship named after the famous French-Canadian explorer. Choose from any of the three distinctive exterior terraces or settle into the air-conditioned dining area. Either way, the views from the Saint Lawrence River will be breathtaking.

Enjoy this entertaining and educational sightseeing tour of Québec City and the surrounding countryside, cruising from the Cap Diamant to Montmorency Falls. The Cap Diamant, or Cape Diamond, is the official name of the cape and promontory on which Québec City is located. It’s formed by the confluence of a bend in the Saint Lawrence River to the south and east and the much smaller Saint-Charles River to the north. Montmorency Falls is an 83-meter-high waterfall, an impressive 30 meters higher than iconic Niagara Falls.

Some of the sites to be seen include the historic Fairmont Le Château Frontenac hotel, Canada’s most-beloved hotel and the most-photographed hotel in the world and the historical island borough of Île d’Orléans.

There’s also something to be learned on this live-narrated cruise. Find out about the history of Québec City, the Saint Lawrence River and all the aforementioned points of interest along the way from the enthusiastic, costumed guide, dressed as Louis Jolliet himself.

A variety of beverages and snacks are available for purchase on board the boat.

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Would do other excursions first
, Aug 2019
I found this to be slightly boring and would recommend doing a walking tour and or the country side tour of the falls first. Would not go again...The guides English was hard to understand
Great Boat Cruise
, Aug 2019
We had a gorgeous day & a great cruise. Informative & fun. Had great seats in the back, which is the best place to sit. Everyone had fun. A great thing to do in Quebec City
A Different View of Quebec
, Jul 2019
After touring on foot, in a horse and buggy, and a private SUV tour, the sightseeing cruise gave us another view of Quebec. Refreshing to ride on the boat and enjoy a cold drink. The guide on the boat was dressed in historic gear and revealed various aspects of Quebec's history, geology, and other general information in a fun, bilingual, and informative manner.
Nice cruise to Montmorency Falls
Kathleen C
, Oct 2018
The cruise was relaxing and informative, but we recommend taking the bus tour. It was nice seeing the city from the water, but we really didn't get very close to the falls.
it is a nice river cruise for its...
Yin Z
, Oct 2018
it is a nice river cruise for its price, not much highlight, but very relaxing.
Louis Jolliet River Tour
, Sep 2018
Fabulous tour guide. Went through his information in both English and French and he really enlivened the boat trip.
An Okay Ride
, Sep 2018
A very pleasant ride, but basically just a circular trip without a lot of things to see (other than a great waterfall). Listening to the embarassingly costumed guide go on in French and then English got tiring very soon.
Pleasant ride
Terri H
, Jul 2018
This was a very nice tour/ boat ride. We had perfect weather - and one of the things I wanted to see in Quebec was Montmorency falls - and to be honest - this tour gave me a view better I think than driving out and parking and walking up to take a look. So I got two sights in one! - A great river cruise and a great view of the falls!. Excellent choice!
Nice trip
, Jul 2018
Relaxing trip. Very nice crew. Could have been a little longer. Took a little too long to get under way. But a good value.
Not good at all
, Jul 2018
Had high hopes for this cruise. Had hoped to see some interesting sights and good commentary. Didn’t get either. Narrator was a bit of a drone. Hesitated a lot trying to explain facts. Wasn’t very good in his narration. Very lack luster

Product code: 3571Q_GUIDED

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