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From Montreal: Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip

1. From Montreal: Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip

Explore the sights and history of Quebec City on a hassle-free guided day trip from Montreal. Relax in the comfort of a premium bus as you begin the scenic journey with complimentary pickup from downtown Montreal hotels. Start your day by meeting your driver from downtown Montreal. On arrival in Quebec City, visit sites like Place Royale, Old Quebec, Petit Champlain, Notre Dame Basilica, and the Quebec Citadel. Drive along Grande-Allee, stop at the Chateau Frontenac, and admire Quebec's oldest skyscraper. Enjoy leisure time to explore the city’s winding streets and Quebec City’s oldest public stairs, Escalier Casse-Cou. Ride the funicular built into the cliff which links Upper and Lower Quebec for magnificent views of the river and its surroundings. Stop at the Plains of Abraham to see where the famous battle between French and English armies took place in 1759. Depart Quebec City’s Old Town for Montmorency Falls to enjoy extraordinary views of the impressive 274-foot (83-meter) high falls. Then, get back aboard the bus for your return trip to Montreal.

Quebec City: Sightseeing Cruise with Guide

2. Quebec City: Sightseeing Cruise with Guide

Set sail on a captivating cruise on the Saint Lawrence River and discover the city of Quebec and its surroundings. See the iconic old forts, Montmorency Falls, Laurentian Mountains, and many more highlights during the journey. Your costumed guide, Louis Jolliet, will reveal the unsuspected history of Quebec City, the river, and the surroundings. Take time to relax on the outside terraces while admiring the exceptional view of the Château Frontenac, Île d'Orléans, and the Côte-de-Beaupré. Learn interesting stories and facts about the city while cruising in the serene waters.

Quebec City: Montmorency Falls with Cable Car Ride

3. Quebec City: Montmorency Falls with Cable Car Ride

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Montmorency Falls with this ticket to Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and a round trip cable car ride to the top of the falls. Take advantage of free parking at the cable car station in Beauport.  Begin your visit at the cable car station and take the opportunity to discover the new trails at the foot of the falls. After your walk, take the cable car ride up to the top. You will see dazzling views of the falls, park cove, and Île d’Orléans. Once at the top, you will find a souvenir shop in the Manoir Montmorency. Continue to the suspension bridge directly over the fall and listen to the water roaring beneath your feet. There are also a number of trails where you can enjoy the fresh air, peace and quiet, and beauty of the park.  The large-format maps on the park will guide you in discovering the panoramic circuit. You can stop to observe the different viewpoints available, or have a picnic. For the more adventurous, opt to go down the panoramic staircase. Clinging to the side of the cliff, this impressive staircase has no less than 487 steps. You will have ample opportunity to take well-deserved breaks during your descent. At the bottom of the stairs, feel the full power of the falls as you get splashed by the water. In winter, the fine splashes projected by the waterfall eventually freeze and form beautiful shapes. These splashes also form the famous Sugarloaf which is a very impressive natural ice cream cone at the foot of the falls. Finally, walk along the new contemplative walkway.

Quebec City: Montmorency Falls & Ile d'Orleans Half-Day Tour

4. Quebec City: Montmorency Falls & Ile d'Orleans Half-Day Tour

Visit the Côte-de-Beaupré region and Ile d'Orleans on a half-day tour from Quebec City. Discover the traditional villages of rural Quebec as you leave the driving to your experienced guide. Depart Quebec's Old Town and ride along the 40-kilometers of Chemin du Roy to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. Make a stop at Abert Gilles' copper art studio along the way then spend 45-minutes exploring the renowned Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica. Your next stop is the stunning Montmorency Falls, standing 1.5-times higher than Niagara Falls.  Be treated to a short visit of the beautiful Island of Orleans (Ile d'Orleans) and its charming 19th Century rural atmosphere. Stop in at the Island chocolate shop for some sweet treats before the return journey. The tour concludes with your return to downtown Quebec.

Quebec City: Old Town and Montmorency Falls Bus Tour

5. Quebec City: Old Town and Montmorency Falls Bus Tour

Your tour begins with a warm welcome as you meet your guide in the center of Old Quebec. Your passionate guide will play the entertaining role of a period character from Quebec’s history, dressed in 17th-century colonial attire. See the Upper and Lower towns of Old Quebec. Discover the city’s highlights from Place d’Armes, Town Hall, Morrin Cultural Center, Governors’ Park, Plains of Abraham, Martello towers, Fontaine de Tourny, to the Parliament of Quebec. Take photos as you learn about the lifestyle of the first arrivals to Quebec.   A short 15-minute drive will lead you to the top of the breathtaking Montmorency Falls. Enjoy 45 minutes to explore the park and walk over the footbridge above the falls. Rejoin the bus for the return drive to Quebec City to admire great views over the water and back toward the city. Tour concludes with your return to the pickup point in Old Quebec.

Quebec City: Montmorency Falls Shuttle Bus Transfers

6. Quebec City: Montmorency Falls Shuttle Bus Transfers

Climb aboard a shuttle departing from Old Quebec and travel directly to Montmorency Falls. At 272 feet tall Montmorency Falls are 1.5-times higher than Niagara Falls. Meet the bus in the center of Old Quebec, near the Chateau Frontenac, for a 15-minute journey to the falls. Arriving at the base of the cable car, you can decide to explore the park on foot or ride the cable car to the top. Entrance ticket for site access are included in the cost of this activity. At the base is a promontory, an ideal place to feel the spray of mist and hear the thundering cascade. In winter months, the splashes eventually freeze and form a natural ice cone at the foot of the falls. From the top, you’ll see dazzling views of the falls, park cove, and Île d’Orléans. The suspension bridge at the top is a must-see where you can feel the water roaring beneath your feet. There are also a number of trails where you can enjoy the fresh air, peace and quiet, and beauty of the park. You might like to ride the cable car up and then descend via the 487-steps of the Panoramic Staircase for a different perspective of the Falls. When you are ready, return to the shuttle drop-off point at one of the 5 convenient return time available. The shuttle will return you to Old Quebec.

Québec City: Evening Cruise with Dance Floor and Live DJ

7. Québec City: Evening Cruise with Dance Floor and Live DJ

Take advantage of the summer season on the only floating terrace in Quebec City. Whether you're with friends or are a couple, there are magical moments to be had on the St. Lawrence River as the city and the Château Frontenac are illuminated before your very eyes. Sit back and relax with a drink in hand on this cruise that begins at Chouinard Pier. Sail past iconic sights such as the Chateau Frontenac, Beauport, Montmorency Falls, Île d'Orléans, Sainte Foy, and more. With live entertainment, a special atmosphere, panoramic views, and multiple bars and terraces, don't miss this cruise during summer in Quebec City.

From Montreal: Quebec City Trip w/ Cruise & Montmorency Fall

8. From Montreal: Quebec City Trip w/ Cruise & Montmorency Fall

Hop aboard a bus in Montreal and stop off on your way to Quebec City to explore Montmorency Falls on foot. Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the St. Lawrence River in Quebec city. Watch a guide portraying the explorer Louis Jolliet, and transfer back to Montreal at the end of the day. Get on the bus at the meeting point in downtown Montreal with a guide that speaks English, French and Mandarin and leave the city. Next, stop off at the spectacular Montmorency Falls, and see the cascading waterfall, which is 276 ft (84 meters) high. Then, arrive at Quebec city and choose a departure time for your river cruise. Set sail from the historic Old Port and take in the spectacular views of the city and the countryside. Watch a guide in a costume portraying Louis Jolliet, an explorer, aboard your boat. Enjoy some free time to walk around during your tour. Finally, leave Quebec City and head back to Montreal.

Quebec: City Tour, Montmorency Falls & Île d'Orléans Tour

9. Quebec: City Tour, Montmorency Falls & Île d'Orléans Tour

Take this comprehensive 7-hour excursion of Quebec City and the Côte-de-Beaupré, and explore Old Quebec, the city's modern neighborhoods, and the scenic landscape beyond the gates. Capital of the Canadian province of Quebec, Quebec City is best known for its French-influenced architecture and culture. Best exemplified in the winding streets of Petit Champlain that lead to Quebec’s oldest public stairs at the Escalier Casse-Cou, you will also see Place Royale where the European architecture and narrow streets are inspired. Admire more sights such as the Art Deco Price Building, one of the oldest skyscrapers in Canada, and the fairytale Chateau Frontenac hotel, perched atop a cape that offers panoramic views. Stop at the Plains of Abraham to see where the famous battle between French and English armies took place in 1759. Then continue to the Ile D'Orleans, known as the cradle of French civilization in North America. Enjoy extraordinary views of the 274-foot (83-meter) Montmorency Falls, which in winter freezes over, allowing the adventurous to attempt an ice-climb.

APP Self-Guided Routes Quebec with multi-language AudioGuide

10. APP Self-Guided Routes Quebec with multi-language AudioGuide

Explore Quebec at your own pace with self-guided tours and multi-lingual audio guides! Discover the natural and cultural beauty of Quebec at your own pace with our self-guided tours and multi-lingual audio guides. Forget about expensive tours and rigid itineraries. With our app, you are in total control of your trip. Choose from a wide variety of routes that will take you to the most emblematic places in Quebec, such as: - Historic Downtown Quebec (Upper and Lower Quebec): Enjoy this route that has walking and driving tours, it also has 31 points of interest to visit such as: Chateau Frontenac, Terrasse Dufferin, Notre Dame des Victoires, Morrin Centre, Old Quebec, Porte StLouis, Parliament of Quebec, Fountaine de Tourny, Basse Ville, among others. - Quebec Historical Route: Contains 24 points of interest with multilingual audio guide such as: Citadel Fortress, Royal 22nd Regiment Museum, Governor's Residence, Quebec Flag, Royal Square, Battle of the Plains of Abraham, Des Braves Park, Des Braves Monument, Remains of the Pinguet House and the Dumont Mill, Grey Terrace, among others. - Quebec Hop-on Hop-off: A bus route that covers the following points: Quebec Museum of Civilization, Place Royale, Quebec Citadel, Quebec Parliament, Old Quebec, Quebec Conference Centre, Capital Observatory, Quebec City Armoury, Plains of Abraham, Quartier St-Jean Baptiste, among others... - Gastronomic Routes in Quebec: it contains walking routes to taste the gastronomy of Quebec such as: Le Saint-Pub-Microbrasserie Charlevoix, Champignons Charlevoix, Chez Truchon-Auberge & Bistro, Fromagerie St-Fidele Inc, Viandes Biologiques de Charlevoix, Le Mouton Noir, Volieres Baie-St-Paul, La Buche, Chez Paillard, BEClub Bistro Don't miss this opportunity to explore Quebec at your own pace and with the most complete information. Download the app now!

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Celine was wonderful! The tour was educational, interesting, entertaining and fun! We learned so much about Quebec and its history as well as the modern attractions and structures. Celine welcomed questions and stories and was so well educated on the area and history. She also gave great advice on best spots to visit in Old Quebec. Wonderful! Highly recommend! The bus was clean and new with seat belts if preferred.

Very interesting excursion... it's good to know the history of Quebec very well told by our guide Cathia.

Great day out in Quebec city. bus driver was very pleasant and the guide was very informative.

Fun day and relaxing. Very great experience especially the copper factory and the Basilica!

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and very pleasant. Highly recommend this tour!