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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 with a pickup 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.

Montreal: Half-Day City Tour

2. Montreal: Half-Day City Tour

Discover the sights of Montreal on a half-day guided van tour. Your tour begins with complimentary pickup from a selection of downtown hotels. Climb on board and embark on a sightseeing adventure around the city. Visit upscale neighborhoods like Westmount, where you can admire the architecture of its personalized houses and mansions. On the morning tour go for a visit of Saint Joseph's Oratory, a National Historic Site of Canada, and the largest Basilica in the country. Next, visit Mount Royal Park and take a stroll to Beaver Lake (Lac aux Castors) and admire the scenery. Stop at Camillien Houde outlook for a breathtaking picture of the city.  Explore the French side of Montreal before crossing on Jacques Cartier bridge to Saint Helen's Island. Visit Parc Jean-Drapeau, the site of the unforgettable Expo 67 and take a picture of The Biosphere Environment Museum. The morning tour will be concluded with a photo-stop at Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal area. On the afternoon tour, Visit Saint Joseph's Oratory, before heading to Mont Royal Park and stroll to the top of the mountain for a scenic view of the city from atop the mountain. Then, visit the famous Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood, reputed for its European-style and characteristic multi-colored houses with twisty outdoor staircases and green alleyways. After visiting the cultural district "Quartier des Spectacles" and Downtown Montreal, conclude the tour with a visit to Old Montreal and the Old Port area.

Montreal: Small Group Sightseeing Tour with Seasonal Cruise

3. Montreal: Small Group Sightseeing Tour with Seasonal Cruise

Discover the highlights of Montreal in comfort on a 5-hour guided tour and travel in a small group for a more intimate experience. Drive to the Mont-Royal mountain that the city was named after and get beautiful views of the surrounding area and city skyline. You will get to see St. Joseph's Oratory and stop at a landing point on Mount Royal for breathtaking scenic views of the city, and then explore its historical side in Old Montreal. Hear little known historical facts and see the beautiful Notre Dame Basilica.  When in season, you will head to the Old Port of Montreal where you will board a riverboat cruise. On this cruise, you will be able to sit back, relax and take in some amazing sights as you float down the St. Lawrence River. From September to June, the cruise will be replaced by a visit to La Grande Roue, Montreal's famous observation wheel, located in Old Port.

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4.7 / 5

based on 184 reviews

The trip was perfect from start with complimentary pick up from hotel in Montreal downtown. Very good bus driver and guide who had explained and shown us around. The quick brief intro tour of Quebec old city was very helpful when we were left on our own fir 2hours free time in the city. The Christmas decoration and snow made the December trip even more exciting but slightly chilly. Be prepared to warm up.

The driver was really nice. The guide too, he speaks with passion about his city, his country and his history, it's really touching. I find it a pity that we didn't have more time in the city; 2 hours of free time including the fact that you have to eat is quite short. But the activity was interesting and the city of Quebec really beautiful. Beautiful memories!

The tour was great. The tour agency picked us up and dropped us back at our hotel. Both the bus driver and tour guide were entertaining. Quebec’s Old Town was reminiscent of Europe and we had a great time walking the cobblestone roads, learning the history and enjoying shopping, food, and sightseeing of the château.

Amazing guide and driver. Took their time to explain all important places. Would recommend the tour for all.

Excellent trip and guide but the bus was too old ..