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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. Upgrade your ticket to include a 1.5-hour cruise along the St Lawrence River.

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 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
  • Upgrade to include 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

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.

Customer Reviews

Luciano C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour and explained in detail the tour guide who showed us around made it very simple. We really enjoyed the trip..Bus ride was great we made one stop and everyone got to take a 15 min break...

Jessie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We booked a week's vacation in Montreal, but we also wanted to see QC. This is a good option for getting there, seeing a variety of places around the city, and getting back in a day. This is not the best way to see QC, but it is a great way to do it in a short time. The bus driver was friendly and talked to us during the drive. The guide was informative, professional, and congenial. The only thing I might change about the trip is the side trip to the Falls. It takes a while to get to the park, and then barely have enough time to walk to from the visitor center to the falls and back. In the end, it might have been more fun for our group to just stay in the city for a little longer. Tours like this always balance showing you a lot with giving you a chance to look around, so I certainly don't fault them for it, and if you want a lot of bang for your buck, you will get it.

Carlos R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Sensational..... Our guide was tremendous and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour.

Rita A A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

A 3 hours bus ride to Quebec, then a guided tour around the Lower Town, then 3 hours on our own for lunch and more walking, then another ride back to Montreal. We stopped at the beautiful, high Montmorency Falls and rode slowly through the history Plains of Abraham, scene of a decisive battle in the 18th century. Excellent day!.

Timothy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

My wife and I are very glad we decided to take this day tour to Quebec City. When considering whether to book the tour, I was hesitant whether to spend a few hours traveling to and from Montreal and Quebec City and whether to take it as part of a tour or on our own. On both accounts I am happy to have followed through on the booking. We took the tour on a Monday in August and it was full so I am glad I booked in advance. Andrej was our driver and guide. He had a friendly personality and was enjoyable to listen to. He spoke in both English and French, providing commentary on the way out of Montreal, on the way in and on the way out of Quebec City and on the way back into Montreal. There is a travel stop each way at the halfway point. During the drive, we enjoyed looking at the countryside, resting, and reading. In Quebec City, we met our walking tour guide, Roch, who did a wonderful job guiding our group. He too was friendly and enjoyable to listen to. We toured both lower Quebec and upper Quebec as well as make a stop at the falls in between. Once we were dropped off in lower Quebec at about 1:30, we had 3.5 hours of free time. We are glad we did not sign up for the optional boat tour as the 3.5 hours time flew by eating lunch and walking around lower Quebec, upper Quebec, and the famous Fairmont hotel. We were able to get a good feel for the beauty and history of Quebec as well as life in Quebec and look forward to returning someday for an extended stay. It is an ideal city, with beautiful hilltop views of the St. Lawrence River, old stone forts and churches, clean streets, plenty of shops, and people watching.

Barbara S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our bus tour to Quebec City was better than we expected. Our bus left Montreal on time and our driver, Serge was pleasant and kept us informed about the sights we were passing along the way and what to expect in Quebec City. The tour guide which met us there, Max, was also excellent. He gave us a complete history of the city, a guided bus tour of the upper city and told us where the restaurants and boutiques were. It was fun just sitting back and being driven for a change and our family was glad that we took the tour.

Fatima R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

It rained once we reached Quebec and next thing you know everyone's buying ponchos and umbrellas. We were a lot - at least 35 if not more, so it was difficult to keep up with the tour guide as everybody else wants to be nearby. It would have been nice if we had more time in the city just walking and chilling.

PS S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

BE ON TIME! So far the best!

Sue D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

It was an exceptional tour. Loved seeing Quebec City and it was just the perfect amount of time.

Sandra D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great day well worth a visit would like more time in Quebec forget falls

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