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 2.5-hour 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. If you're visiting between May and October, upgrade your ticket to include a 1.5-hour cruise along the St Lawrence River.
The tour ends with a return trip to Montreal and hotel drop-off.
A great way to spend the day exploring Quebec.
A great day trip! It was a beautiful city and had a lot of fun on the way!
The tour guide was terrific.
Well worth the long day trip. Quebec City is definitely a must see place and the trip was very well organised and the guide was excellent. We also enjoyed the boat ride.
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.
The Quebec City tour guideRocky? was excellent! He covered what we needed to see/do for a day trip. Trip was well worth it. Was in Quebec city for the winter carnival over 40 years ago. It was great to see the city in its Fall splendour.
Great trip and a must city to visit. We liked our tour guide Katie who referenced in her narratives things she had learned from people on the bus making it fun. She provided just a right amount of information: not overwhelming and easy to remember.
Amazing trip. Our tour guide Katia was very knowledgeable of the history and made everyone feel welcomed. Katia showed us so many interesting places and recommended how we should use the free time we had. Since we did not do the cruise we had so much more time to explore the city and have an authentic lunch. Would recommend this tour very highly.
This day trip exceeded our expectations! The driver was highly skilled, the tour guide when we reached Quebec City was so personable and knowledgeable! We enjoyed the cruise and the opportunity for free time! It was a tremendous value for the money and time spent!
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