Quebec City, Canada

To visit Québec is to experience France without crossing the Atlantic. The architecture, the ambience, and the animated conversation on the street confirm the impression that a bit of France has been permanently imbedded in North America. Stroll along the streets of the atmospheric Latin Quarter and explore the historic stone and brick houses of Old Québec, the only remaining walled city north of Mexico. Visit the Place Royale and Notre Dame des Victoires, the oldest stone church in North America, and marvel at the turreted Château de Frontenac.

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Points of Interest

  • Walking Québec City
  • Château Frontenac
  • Place Royale
  • Montmorency Falls
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré
  • La Citadelle
  • Parc des Champs de Bataille
  • Ile d'Orléans
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  • Walking Québec City

    This historic city's many highlights include a visit to Upper Town and Lower Town, Old Québec, the Citadelle, Château Frontenac, Québec fortifications, Place Royale and many hidden Québec sites.

  • Château Frontenac

    Built in the late 19th century as an ideal stopover for the Canadian Pacific travelers, this green-turreted castle-turned-hotel was recognized as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1980.

  • Place Royale

    Place Royal is a small but picturesque plaza, considered the birthplace of French civilization in North America and the first permanent settlement in New France.

  • Montmorency Falls

    The Montmorency Falls are an imposing 272-feet high, higher than Niagara but much narrower. The area surrounding the falls is protected within the Montmorency Falls Park.

  • Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

    Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, a village that stands along the St. Lawrence River, is a religious destination centered around a two-spired basilica, one of Canada's most famous shrines.

  • La Citadelle

    This star-shaped, 25-building fortress is a national historic monument and an official residence of the Governor General.

  • Parc des Champs de Bataille

    Parc des Champs de Bataille (Battlefields Park) was the site of a crucial battle in 1759, and is Canada's first national urban park, covering 267 acres. It also goes by the name "Plains of Abraham."

  • Ile d'Orléans

    Located in the St. Lawrence River, Ile d'Orléans (Orleans Island) was one of the first parts of the province to be colonized by the French. Today, it remains a largely rural farming area.

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Walking Tour of Historic Québec

2.5 hours | Quebec City | YQB-385
  • Château Frontenac
  • Walking Québec City
  • Place Royale

The past comes alive as you explore the streets of historic Québec on a guided walking tour though the Upper and Lower Towns. See beautifully restored 17th- 18th- and 19th-century buildings and enjoy a short ride on the funicular. You'll walk through three centuries of history, including Place d'Armes, Dufferin Terrace, Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, Ursuline Convent, the Seminary of Québec and the Old English Walls. You'll tour concludes with your return to Lower Town and the pier.

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Historic & Modern Québec

2 hours | Quebec City | YQB-105
  • Château Frontenac
  • Place Royale
  • La Citadelle
  • Parc des Champs de Bataille
  • Walking Québec City

See Québec's city sights on a narrated drive, visit the historic heart of the city, stroll Dufferin Terrace with its panoramic views, and then enjoy free time for independent sightseeing and shopping. Next you'll continue to Cap-Diamant (Cape Diamond), the official name of the promontory on which the Upper Town of Québec City is located. Pass by Place Royale, a beautifully restored square in the heart of Lower Town featuring 17th and 18th-century stone architecture. It is the site of Samuel de Champlain's first settlement, and the square is home to Notre Dame des Victoires, the oldest stone church still standing in North America.

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Historic & Modern Québec with Airport Transfer (DISEMBARK ONLY)

3 hours | Quebec City | YQB-110
  • Château Frontenac
  • Place Royale
  • Parc des Champs de Bataille
  • Montmorency Falls

Set your sights on Québec City and its most noted landmarks and attractions. This easy half-day tour showcases the first French city in North America from the Place-Royale and the Notre Dame des Victoires to the Dufferin Terrace and Château Frontenac. Soak up the unique flavor from Cap Diamant overlooking the St. Lawrence River, the Lower Town, and the surrounding countryside. Continue along the trendy Grande-Allée, the Champs-Elysées of Québec lined with quaint shops, sidewalk cafés, and boutiques to the imposing Parliament Building.
Departing the Old City, enjoy a scenic drive along the St Lawrence River to the spectacular Montmorency Falls. Cascading down a 272-foot cliff, Montmorency Falls are 1.5 times as high as Niagara Falls. You will enjoy the breath-taking views and see the powerful forces of natures as the water of the Montmorency River roars down the cliff to eventually meet with the St. Lawrence River.

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Old Québec Walking Tour & Tea at Château Frontenac

3 hours | Quebec City | YQB-380
  • Walking Québec City
  • Château Frontenac
  • Place Royale

One of the best ways to discover Québec's historical side, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is by walking through the city's narrow cobblestone streets. In the Upper Town, you will walk through three centuries of history, including La Place d'Armes, La Terrasse Dufferin, Place de l'Hôtel de Ville and Le Musée des Ursulines.Enjoy tea at Château Frontenac.

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Montmorency Falls & Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

4 hours | Quebec City | YQB-210
  • Montmorency Falls
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

Explore the Québec countryside with a narrated drive to Montmorency Falls, where you'll witness the imposing falls, some 90 feet higher than Niagara Falls. You're free to walk the path set in the surrounding park and browse in nearby boutiques before continuing on to the village of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, home to the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré shrine. Sailors in colonial times prayed to Sainte Anne, the patron saint of sailors, and were spared from death. Today the basilica attracts more than half-a-million visitors each year. You'll stroll among the grounds and see the church, shop in the souvenir shop, and then continue to the Albert Gilles Copper Museum. After a brief stop, you'll board your transportation for your return drive back to the pier.

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An Evening at the Sugar Shack with Dinner

3.5 hours | Quebec City | YQB-255

Treat yourself to an authentic Québecois tradition on this evening out at The Sugar Shack. Upon arriving, you'll be greeted by the local tenants of the "cabane à sucre" (sugar shack) and embark on a guided tour of a unique Maple Museum depicting the evolution and modernization of the maple industry. Next stroll to the dining room for an evening filled with live entertainment featuring Canadian Folklore music. You'll enjoy a traditional Québecois, all-you-can-eat meal, complete with beer and wine, served family style, and traditional maple taffy pull.

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Château Frontenac, Place Royale Walk & Trolley

3 hours | Quebec City | YQB-140
  • Château Frontenac
  • Walking Québec City
  • Place Royale

Embark on a half-day tour of Lower and Upper Town. Your tour begins with a narrated walk to Place Royale, a handsomely restored square in the heart of Lower Town. Next, you'll make your way to Petit Champlain Street, a pedestrian-only street adjacent to the Place Royale featuring boutiques, shops, cafés and restaurants. You'll pass by the former home of French explorer-mapmaker Louis Joliet and Break Neck Stairs, over sixty wooden steps to Upper Town, then hop aboard the Funicular Railroad for a short ride to the historic, walled Upper Town, home to Dufferin Terrace and Château Frontenac. Also on your itinerary is the magnificent Parc des Gouverneurs, where you'll board a horse-drawn trolley for a 40-minute tour. Your tour concludes with a stroll to the Monseignor de Laval statue. You have the option of staying in Upper or Lower Town or returning to the pier with the guide.

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Rendez-Vous with Wendat Cultural Village

3.5 hours | Quebec City | YQB-230

Gain insight into the culture, history and livelihood of the First Nation people during this rewarding and educational outing to Wendake Amerindian Village. Just minutes from the pier, the site represents a part of the Huron village established in 1697. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by a First Nation's guide dressed in traditional clothing and watch a spirited welcome dance. A guided tour leads you to the long-house for a look at the daily life and customs of the Huron people, and the smokehouse for a lesson in food preservation. Highlights of your visit may be the Onhoüa Cheteke, an authentic recreation of a Huron Indian village; free time walking to the Kabir Kouba waterfall; or shopping at La Boutique Le Huron, which offers the largest variety of First Nation's and Inuit art and handicrafts in eastern Canada. Don't miss this fantastic glimpse into local culture!

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The Beaupré Coast, St. Anne Canyon & Winery Visit

4 hours | Quebec City | YQB-220
  • Montmorency Falls

Travel along the St. Lawrence Waterway to dramatic Sainte Anne Canyon and enjoy a wine tasting at one of Québec's leading wineries. Carved into the 900-million-year-old rock that forms the Canadian Shield, Sainte Anne Canyon is a little-known scenic wonder on the Beaupre Coast. Three suspension bridges span the canyon and scenic lookouts with interpretive displays offer views of the canyon's stunning falls. Next you'll drive to a local vineyard via Royale Avenue, North America's first paved road. Upon arriving you'll learn about the wines in Québec and have an opportunity to sample and purchase wines. Your tour concludes with a drive by the bottom of Montmorency Falls, where you'll witness the imposing falls, some 90 feet higher than Niagara Falls.

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Montmorency Falls & Ile d'Orleans

4 hours | Quebec City | YQB-200
  • Ile d'Orléans
  • Montmorency Falls

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the French-Canadian countryside on this half-day tour. Your tour begins with a scenic drive to Lac-Beauport, a popular resort comfortably nestled at the bottom of a natural valley, less than 15 minutes away from Old Québec. Upon arriving you'll snap a photo or two, then make your way to the top of Montmorency Falls via the town of Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, a charming natural setting only 15 minutes from downtown Québec City. Your tour continues with a stop at Manoir Montmorency located at the top of the falls. After a complimentary snack and souvenir shopping, you'll depart for L'En-Tailleur Sugar Shack on Ile d'Orleans. Here, you'll enjoy a demonstration on maple sugar production and refinement, and sample maple taffy.

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Montmorency Falls & Ile d'Orleans (Wheelchair Accessible)

4 hours | Quebec City | YQB-201
  • Ile d'Orléans
  • Montmorency Falls

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the French-Canadian countryside on this half-day tour. Your tour begins with a scenic drive to Lac-Beauport, a popular resort comfortably nestled at the bottom of a natural valley, less than 15 minutes away from Old Québec. Upon arriving you'll snap a photo or two, then make your way to the top of Montmorency Falls via the town of Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, a charming natural setting only 15 minutes from downtown Québec City. Your tour continues with a stop at Manoir Montmorency located at the top of the falls. After a complimentary snack and souvenir shopping, you'll depart for L'En-Tailleur Sugar Shack on Ile d'Orleans. Here, you'll enjoy a demonstration on maple sugar production and refinement, and sample maple taffy.

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Local Connections: Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré, Montmorency Falls & Copper House Art Experience

4 hours | Quebec City | YQB-215
  • Montmorency Falls
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

An exceptional day entwining artistry and religious history awaits when you delve into the beauty of repoussé, the fine art of coper work, produced by master craftsman Albert Gilles and introduced in a workshop led by his daughters. Begin with a scenic motorcoach drive along the St. Lawrence River's Montmorency Falls to photograph this incredible cascade's plunge down a 272-foot cliff. Continue on to the Albert Gilles Art Museum and Copper House, where you'll be introduced to this exquisite metalwork art form in a hands-on demonstration led by Gilles' daughters, who continue in their father's footsteps. Tea and a canelé (cupcake cooked in a copper mold) will be served during this activity. Then it's on to the world-renowned neo-Roman shrine of Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré, where the story of the life of Christ is told in 50 hand-wrought silver panels crafted by Gilles over a period of 15 years. Explore independently the lovely grounds and atmosphere. Return to port on a relaxed drive.

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Québec to Montreal Extended Airport Transfer (DISEMBARK ONLY)

6 hours | Quebec City | YQB-115

You'll visit Old Montréal on your own on this intriguing half day of free time including convenient transfer service directly to the Montréal Trudeau Airport. Your adventure begins with a comfortable non-narrated drive from Québec City Cruise Terminal to the historic heart of Old Montréal. Many landmarks vie for your attention to be discovered on your own and there are certain attractions you won't want to miss. Place d'Armes, the veritable heart of the city, features the oldest standing building in Montréal, the huge church of the city's mother parish, the head office of the country's oldest bank, and the city's first skyscraper. At the inviting Place Jacques-Cartier, home of the Bonsecours Market, you can browse the flower vendors and artists' stalls. And the Notre Dame Basilica is one of North America's largest and most historic cathedrals. It can seat 5,000 people. Built between 1824 and 1829 in the neo-gothic style, Notre-Dame will remind you of some of Europe's famous cathedrals. We recommend that you step inside the Basilica.

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Grand Exploration of Québec & Lunch

7.5 hours | Quebec City | YQB-100
  • Château Frontenac
  • Parc des Champs de Bataille
  • Ile d'Orléans
  • Walking Québec City
  • Place Royale
  • Montmorency Falls
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

Explore Québec and enjoy a complimentary French lunch on this full-day excursion. Your tour begins with a scenic drive to Ile d'Orleans and the Montmorency Falls. After witnessing these 272-foot high waterfalls, you'll make your way to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, home of the landmark Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré shrine. You'll stroll among the lush grounds and church; then depart for lunch at a local restaurant. Next you'll continue to Cap-Diamant (Cape Diamond), the official name of the promontory on which the Upper Town of Québec City is located. Also on your itinerary are Château Frontenac, a palatial hotel built in 1893 by the Canadian Pacific Railway, and Dufferin Terrace, the landscaped promenade facing the château. Here you'll take in panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River, the town of Levis on the opposite bank, Ile d'Orleans, and the Laurentian Mountains. Your tour concludes with a drive to Place Royale, a handsomely restored square in the heart of Lower Town.

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