Explore Québec City and the surrounding region on this guided, full-day sightseeing tour from Montreal. Hop aboard your coach to visit Québec City’s top attractions, including the UNESCO-listed Old Québec, Place Royale and the Plains of Abraham, before venturing into the scenic countryside to see Montmorency Falls. You'll hear commentary from your guide along the way, and enjoy convenient hotel pickup and drop-off from downtown Montreal.
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 a guide
Capture photos of magnificent Montmorency Falls, higher than Niagara Falls!
Enjoy free time to wander through Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
See Quebec City without the stress of planning on a tour with hotel pick-up and drop-off in Montreal.
Get to know Québec City and its top attractions on this guided sightseeing tour from Montreal. The full-day adventure begins with hotel pickup in downtown Montreal. Climb aboard a comfortable motor coach and enjoy the journey to Québec City, with commentary from your guide along the way. Explore Old Québec, the historic heart of French Canada and the capital of the province of Québec, with its narrow streets, stone buildings and European feel. Learn about the city's history and culture while rolling past attractions like the Fortifications of Québec, Citadelle of Québec, Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church and many more. Visit Place Royale, often referred to as the birthplace of French America, and the beautiful Plains of Abraham, where the famous Battle of Québec between the French and English armies took place in the Seven Years’ War in 1759. Also, enjoy views of picturesque Place d'Armes and take photos of the towering Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Canada’s most-beloved hotel. Then follow Avenue Royale through the traditional villages and farms of the Beaupre Coast, approximately 15 minutes north of Québec City to visit Montmorency Falls, an 83-meter-high waterfall on the Montmorency River (it’s 30 meters higher than Niagara Falls). After the tour, there will be ample time to explore Old Québec at leisure. The tour ends with a return trip to Montreal and hotel drop-off.
Quebec City and Montmorency Falls are beautiful, and the guides for this tour (bus driver and walking tour guide) were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The tour leaves 3 hours of free time in Quebec City, however, which is too long just for lunch and to walk around looking at souvenir shops (which all basically offer the same wares), but to short to properly visit a museum or do something else. The length of free time also meant that the bus ride back to Montreal got caught in a lot of evening traffic. I would recommend shortening the free time.
From the reception desk, bus driver and tour guide was all a great experience. The bus driver was very knowledgeable as we drove from Montreal to Quebec. The tour guide was exceptional with her love and knowledge of the City. She made sure she came up to all of us and asked us where we were from and told us about our connection to Quebec. Being French Canadian, but not from Canada, I felt at home with all the people and surroundings. The Falls were a special treat to see.
At $100 +/- it's a bus trip if you want to say you've 'seen' QB. Engaged driver, engaging tour guide for walk around lower Montreal. Trip includes stop at the falls, but no time to really approach them unless you step smartly off the bus. Driving around QB is more a time killer than interesting, but at least gives some idea of upper town. Speaking of, spend your time there: lower town has interesting old architecture, but is totally overrun by your compatriot busloads and the shops are 50/50 junk and not quite. There is apparently a fine museum for a return trip, and you do get the feeling that this would be good for a weekend to explore on your own. Given 6 hour drive time, the 3 hours you spend is enough to get a feel for the place, but I would not recommend a sit down lunch - there's an outdoor café of sorts about halfway down the hotel promenade however that make credible - and not boring - sandwiches.
Quebec city ride was fun and smooth. Andre, our driver and Katya (oir guide in Quebec) were great! I learned so much and Katya's knowledge of Quebec and connecting everyone's hometown to Quebec was phenomenal ! I was very impressed. Make sure you have cash to tip her because she deserves it. Quebec is small and has cobblestone hills, so be careful with strollers ans wheelchairs. I think a few hours there is better than a day or two but it depends on what you want to do. It's about 3hrs there and back. Andre drove fast and smooth and our group stuck to the schedule. Lunch at Spaga tini was basic and filled me up. The $15 grayline discount menu had good options. It was hot so check out the shops (they were all air conditioned) and the civilization museum.
Very nice day trip from Montreal to Quebec City by bus through Viator/Grayline. Easy and prompt hotel pickup to
downtown bus depot, and then
departed on the 3 hour long ride to Quebec City via larger coach bus. Started with 45
minute orientation by private guide at the lower end of Old Quebec providing some local
history to begin. Then back on the bus to Montmorency Falls, which was well worth a stop
and great photo op. Then a bus tour of local points of interest, though it would have been nice
to be allowed off the bus for a brief visit to the Plains of Abraham. We then were dropped back off at the lower end of Old Quebec for 3 hours of independent exploring and lunch on our own. It’s a charming and beautiful city to visit along the water and with the castle hotel above. We left by 5:00 pm for the 3 hour drive back to Montreal and were dropped off a few blocks from our hotel by 8:00 pm. Well worth it!
The ride takes about 3 hours from Montreal and better than driving on your own. The guide was good and explained things as we went along.. There is a stop going and coming to get a bite to eat and stretch. Montmorency Falls was a little disappointing. I thought they would be bigger but they were nice to see. Some guided tours of the city to explain things then you have free time to roam around, shop and explore this very European looking city.. Love the cobble streets and buildings. Quebec City is a must to visit if going to this area. I would suggest the tour over driving.
This trip was fine, I guess. However, when we finally made it to Quebec (3 hours from Montreal), the tour guide stated "our lovely city that you are now falling in love with" and "you are now in love with our city" so often, it literally felt like they were trying to brain-wash everyone to think they love Quebec. Yeah, it's nice, but only in the summer! LOL The tour was fine, but their main intent is for you to go there to SHOP - it reminded me of a port city like they drop you in during cruises - they tell you over and over that you don't have time for touring anything in the city EXCEPT the main drag shopping street. I walked over to the Musee de la Civilisation and had plenty of time to see the whole thing and still had an hour to eat and shop. The bus was very old and didn't even have charging stations at the seats, so my phone died. They said the bus had a bathroom, but we stopped half-way both ways for a break and a chance to grab a VERY QUICK snack or meal. They did allow you to bring your own food and drinks on the bus, so that was very helpful. They picked me up at my hotel in the morning and when I asked how we got back to our hotel, the bus driver seemed pissed off that I asked and that he "had to" add me to the list.... Apparently, he had announced that when everyone was waiting at the bus terminal first thing in the morning. I had already entered the bus and missed that announcement - and he only made it ONCE, apparently. He accused me of not listening to him. Well, excuse me. Then, he dropped me off a half mile from my hotel and I felt lost and nervous that I wouldn't be able to find the hotel - my phone was dead, remember?? He gave me a general idea of what direction to go and pulled away. I literally felt abandoned on the streets of Montreal. A strange city, a half mile from the hotel. He said it was because the streets were closed off due to the Jazz Festival. When I made it to the hotel (finally), NONE of the streets at the intersection of my hotel were closed or even busy. I was very upset at the treatment I received with the terrifying and unceremonious dumping. They also tell you (often) that they work for tips and rely heavily on them. Be prepared with cash.