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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

mamdouh k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

I like it as dream

Kendra E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour was excellent. We had the best tour guide ever (Katia). I highly recommend her. She made the trip soooooo pleasant despite the fact that we were traveling in the middle of the winter. Montmorency Falls is beautiful all year round and Quebec City is like a mini France.

Nadia G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour was a great day trip to Quebec City and the falls. We had enough time in Quebec City to enjoy the walking tour and we still had time to enjoy a nice lunch on our own as well as some more exploring. And, the falls stop, while short, was enough to enjoy the beauty of the falls and get some great photos.

Sheila Godwin United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great tour, great experience, great view and a very entertaining driver and a tour guide. It's worth all the penny.
I'm sure Quebec and Montmorency falls is as pretty in the summer, but I love the view better in the winter. It was a lovely day:

Ruby C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

A great way to spend the day exploring Quebec.

Reshil-Marie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

A great day trip! It was a beautiful city and had a lot of fun on the way!

vijghen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Nice tour

Constantino A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The tour guide was terrific.

theharveyfamily

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

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.

Karen O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

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.

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