Visit the historic heart of French Canada on this day trip from Montreal to Quebec City. On your sightseeing tour, see famous landmarks including Place Royale, Notre Dame Basilica, the Parliament Building, Montmorency Falls and the Plains of Abraham as you explore quaint narrow streets filled with old-world charm, and learn about the city’s fascinating French-Canadian history from your guide. Enjoy free time to walk through Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and take a scenic cruise on the St Lawrence River during the months of May through October!
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
After pickup from your Montreal hotel, you’ll be taken 2.5 hours northeast by coach to Quebec City, the historic heart of French Canada located on the St Lawrence River. The oldest settlement in North America, this capital city’s charming narrow streets and quaint neighborhoods are steeped in fascinating history.
On your sightseeing tour, your knowledgeable local guide will explain the history of Quebec City, which was founded as a fort by the French in the 1500s. Pass famous landmarks and historical treasures including picturesque Place Royale, Notre Dame Basilica, the Parliament Building, Ile d'Orleans and the Plains of Abraham, where the famous battle between the French and English took place in 1759.
Visit the oldest quarter in North America, the Petit Champlain district, and admire views of Montmorency Falls, an incredible waterfall and emblem of the city seated between the Montmorency River and the St Lawrence River. This magnificent natural gem is taller than Niagara Falls!
Enjoy free time after your tour to explore Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the months of May through October, you can choose to take a scenic 1.5-hour cruise on the St Lawrence River during your free time!
Your tour ends with drop-off at your Montreal hotel.
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Tour departs from your downtown Montreal hotel or Peel Street
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns to original departure point at approximately 8pm
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Day Trip Without Cruise
Quebec City day trip from Montreal. 1.5-hour St Lawrence River cruise not included.
USD $85.91Pricing details
Day Trip Including Cruise
Quebec City day trip from Montreal including a 1.5-hour St Lawrence River cruise.
USD $121.06Pricing details
Quebec City and Montmorency Falls
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Professional guide
- Local taxes
- St Lawrence River cruise (if option selected; May through October only)
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Toilet facilities are available on the coach
- Note: If you opt for the 1.5-hour St Lawrence River cruise, this will take place during the 3-hours of free time
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Landon K, September 2016
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.
Reviewed by: Julie H, September 2016
great guide.. very informative