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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 history of Quebec City on a hassle-free 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. On arrival in Quebec City, visit sites like Place Royale, Old Quebec, Petit Champlain, Notre Dame Basilica, and the Quebec Citadel. Drive along Grande-Allle, 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: Guided Helicopter Tour

2. Montreal: Guided Helicopter Tour

Start your helicopter tour of Montreal with a quick safety briefing from your pilot. Get to know the pilot and the aircraft to feel comfortable before you take off. Take a great photo in front of the helicopter and ascend into the skies to see the city from a totally unique perspective. Fly over the Quebec Capitol building at an altitude of 1,500 feet. Hover over the Olympic Stadium, Downtown Montreal and Mount Royal. The 20-minute ride will bring you back to the airport through the Old Port of Montreal and Victoria Bridge. Opt for the 30-minute tour and fly above the Saint Lawrence River over Parc Jean Drapeau and the Jacques Cartier Bridge. Continue to the Îles-de-Boucherville National Park and make your way over the picturesque countryside.

Montreal Old Port: Urban Zipline Ticket

3. Montreal Old Port: Urban Zipline Ticket

Experience Canada's only urban zipline circuit and explore Montreal from a bird’s eye view. Experience a thrill like no other as you fly over the city like a superhero and share in this unique, safe, and exciting adventure with the whole family.  Upon arriving at the Old Port, head towards the 100-foot tower with a red and white sign that says "Zipline". Witness people of all ages screaming with joy as they glide down above you. Just check in with any of the fun and engaging employees who will be able to answer your questions, and they will explain how you can enjoy a thrill experience that is both safe, smooth, and fun for the whole family. After securing your harness and helmet, the staff will brief you on easy security measures and prepare you for an adventure that will leave you with a sense of floating long after you land. When you are ready, launch and glide across the lagoon, and feel a mix of serenity, wonder, and excitement, as you take in the stunning views of the Old Port. Staff are there to help you land safely onto the end platform, where you will feel invigorated and ready for a second go. Add to your activity by choosing the Quickjump option to experience and 80-foot free fall.

Montreal: Laurentian Mountains Day Trip

4. Montreal: Laurentian Mountains Day Trip

Escape from the city for one day and uncover the beautiful backdrops of the Laurentian Mountains, on a full-day excursion from Montreal. Your adventure begins with morning pickup from your downtown Montreal hotel before a scenic drive out of town into the charming countryside. Along the way, your guide will share with you insights and history of the region. Travel to Saint-Sauveur for a photo stop in this charming village. Here you’ll also have time to visit the local shops, cafes, and historic buildings. Enjoy a short stop in Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard to embrace the ambiance of the quaint village, Lac Joseph.  At Mont-Tremblant, fall in love with the idyllic mountains and use your free time to have lunch, shop, or do an activity like riding the gondola to the highest peak. Your tour concludes with the return journey to Montreal and drop-off at your downtown hotel around 6:30 PM.

Montréal: Electric Fat Tire Bike Ride on Mount Royal

5. Montréal: Electric Fat Tire Bike Ride on Mount Royal

Venture outdoors in the depths of winter and discover Montréal in all its splendor at a magical time of year. Don't be fooled; this is no time to stay indoors! Meet at the pre-arranged meeting point to head to Mount Royal by electric fat tire bike, designed to grip the challenging winter surfaces with ease. Benefit from the monster tires and powered wheels to make light work of the snow for first-timer bikers and seasoned cyclists alike. Like the Eiffel Tower and Empire State Building, Mount Royal can serve as a landmark to orient yourself in the city. Although in reality no more than a large hill in the heart of Montréal, Montréalers are proud of their "mountain." Immerse yourself in the beautiful nature and sense of space in the public park. Get wonderful views from the summit, where the lookout was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, famous for his work at New York's Central Park. Mont Royal doesn't let winter cramp its style. Its 190 hectares (470 acres) offer some of the city's most stunning skyline views from the top of its 3 peaks. The highest rises a modest 233 meters (764 feet) above sea level. Experience a sprawling playground perfect for cycling, and see Montréal from a different perspective.

Montreal: Sugar Shack Maple Syrup Day Trip with Lunch

6. Montreal: Sugar Shack Maple Syrup Day Trip with Lunch

Embark on a private day trip from Montreal where you will explore an authentic Quebec Sugar Shack farm, see the process of how maple syrup is made from extraction to bottling, and enjoy an all you can eat lunch buffet at the farm. Begin your day being picked up from any downtown Montreal hotel. Once you are settled in the air-conditioned car you will begin your journey towards the Sugar Shack farm. Upon arrival, marvel at the natural beauty of the farm around you. Follow your guide around the farm where you will learn about maple trees and how maple syrup is made from them. Fun fact: Canada produces about 80% of the world’s pure maple syrup, and Québec alone makes up over 90% of the country’s production.  Once your tour around the farm is complete, feast on a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet lunch. After lunch, you will make your journey back to downtown Montreal where your driver will drop you off at your hotel.

Montreal: Private Day Tour to Mont Tremblant

7. Montreal: Private Day Tour to Mont Tremblant

Take in the fresh air and stunning scenery of the Laurentian Mountains on this private day tour to Mont Tremblant.  Get picked up directly from your accommodation in Montreal and enjoy a 1.5-hour scenic drive through the Laurentian Mountains. Once you have reached Mont Tremblant you can do a light hike, take a gondola ride or take a stroll through the town and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, the choice is yours.  At the end of the day, your driver will take you back to your hotel where you will arrive between approximately 5.00 and 6.00 PM.

Montreal: Private Day Tour to Ottawa

8. Montreal: Private Day Tour to Ottawa

Discover the history and culture of Canada's capital city Ottawa, just a 2-hour drive from Montreal.  Get picked up directly from your accommodation and enjoy a scenic drive through the charming Canadian countryside. On arrival in Ottawa, visit Parliament Hill, where you will see the stunning neo-Gothic Parliament Building that overlooks the majestic Ottawa River. Then, wander to ByWard Market, one of Canada's oldest and largest public markets. Next, take a stroll through some of the unique parks of Ottawa. If you’re feeling peckish, get some advice from your guide on the best places for lunch in Ottawa.  In the late afternoon, your driver will take you back to your hotel where you will arrive between 5.00 and 6.00 PM.

From Montreal: Eastern Townships Region Day Trip

9. From Montreal: Eastern Townships Region Day Trip

Enjoy a relaxing day trip to the Eastern Townships region of Quebec province and discover its amazing natural beauty, cultural traditions, and rich history. Explore its country-side, picturesque towns, and marvel at the high-end retreat locations of Montrealers. After your complimentary pickup from your hotel in downtown Montreal, board the bus and embark on a 1.5-hour ride towards Austin. Stop at the Shore of Orford Lake from where you will be able to take pictures of both the lake and Mount Orford.  Next, visit Saint Benedict Abbey and admire the architecture of this jewel perfectly integrated with nature. Learn about monastic life and discover different products made by the monks. Arrive at Magog and visit the Park de Magog Bay and take in its marvelous scenery before heading to downtown for some free time where you can enjoy a quick lunch or snack at your own pace. Later, drive along the country roads to the village of North Hatley, a popular retreat from city life. Here, you will have a stroll and admire the scenery of Lake Massawipi.  Afterward, head towards the City of Sherbrooke where you will see Bishop's University, the only English-speaking university in Quebec outside of Montreal. Continue your journey to Marche de la Gare and discover local food products. Walk around downtown Sherbrooke and stop for a picture of its City Hall and Saint-Michel Basilica-Cathedral.  Venture into the upper scale neighborhoods of Sherbrooke and see its victorian style houses. Before heading back to Montreal, stop for a stroll in the beautiful green spaces of Jacques-Cartier Park.

Montréal: Day Trip along the Chemin du Roy to Trois-Rivières

10. Montréal: Day Trip along the Chemin du Roy to Trois-Rivières

Embark on a sightseeing adventure of New France along the oldest road between Quebec City and Montreal, Chemin du Roy. Take in the landscape during the ride to the beautiful downtown of L'Assomption. Travel through time as your guide shows you the highlights of the city’s 300-year heritage. Admire eye-catching sites and residences that line the Saint Lawrence River as you continue your journey. See the birth home of Marie-Rosalie Cadron, an inspirational figure that challenged traditional positions in the mid-1800s. Embrace history as you step inside a general store established in 1915. Stop for a lunch break at your own expense before seeing the Moulin seigneurial de Pointe-du-Lac, a jewel of Quebec’s rural architecture. Explore Canada’s second oldest city, Trois-Rivières, on foot as your guide leads you through its picturesque downtown before catching breathtaking views of its waterfront. End your day trip with a visit to Notre-Dame-du-Cap Basilica where thousands come in pilgrimage each year. Relax as you take in the landscape once more during the ride back to Montreal.

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What people are saying about Montreal

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 670 reviews

Amazing trip. However, the trip on the boat was not possible because the boat wasn’t ready yet. They told us when we arrived and we didn’t really like that since we paid for it.

Super nice guide and very funny driver! Little speetch on the interest of tips but not too heavy! We enjoyed this day thank you

A great day: thanks to André the driver and Katia the guide! Good organization, good timing!

It was a wonderful experience. Peaceful ride with beautiful scenery

Our driver Richard was great. Very knowledgeable and funny.