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.
Tour was wonderful. Great guide. Good amount of time in Quebec City which is a beautiful place to spend the day. Overall it's 3 hour drive each way with a stop during the drive to use the bathroom, get snacks, etc. A 45 minute walking tour. A 45 minute bus tour. And then a little over 2 hours to enjoy the city to yourself if you don't do the boat, which we didn't because you only have so much time in this great city. My only complaint is the hotel pickup at the beginning of the day. That bus company is hard to get a hold of. Our pickup guy apparently came 20 minutes early but because we weren't there he just left! Then came back a later 20 minutes late this time and luckily we were still waiting. I recommend just go straight to the bus stop downtown in the morning, don't deal with the shuttle guy.
great guide.. very informative
Though our tour was conducted in both French and English, our native Quebec City guide Katia did so seamlessly and presented a huge amount of historical facts and other insights in an informative and often times light-hearted and humorous manner. She offered to take photos at Montmorency Falls and answered questions for those who had them, as time permitted. This is a 12 hour trip so be prepared. We also took the river cruise which did allow for some additional picture taking however, if you're more inclined to walk the hilly city area for an additional 90 minutes or so, pass on the cruise.
Well planned, knowledgeable people and great food options.
Interesting history. Enjoyed old Quebec City the most.
The tour was great. A very good guide.
Both the driver and tour guide were amazing. They made a 3 hour ride seem a lot shorter with their humour and interesting facts about the city.
The tour was extremely good, it was a very wet day , something the tour guy could not possibly have a any say in.
That said the two guides reorganized our trip so that we went to the Falls first and then followed up with a bus tour of Quebec city.
This was a great day trip out of Montreal. Although you can't see everything Quebec City has to offer in the allotted time, you get a good feel for the city and can take in a couple of sites, more if you opt out of the river cruise. While the cruise was pleasant, if I did this again, I'd rather have more time in the city as there is so much to see. There is a guide on the cruise who gives lots of great information about the history of the area, but if you are looking to be a little more active and see the most you can while you are here, spend your hours walking the streets of the old city. If you'd rather take it easy and don't care much to walk around the city, its relaxing to have a seat either outside or inside on the cruise, eat a bit and listen to all the information. Highly recommended, great driver and guide the whole day, as well as the additional guide once in the city.
Great tour but too short! I really wanted to stay longer.
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