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Our most recommended Quebec City Day Trips

Quebec: Grosse Île & Irish Immigrant Memorial Day Trip

1. Quebec: Grosse Île & Irish Immigrant Memorial Day Trip

On your day tour of Grosse Île you’ll meet period figures who will tell you about the daily lives of the immigrants and employees that resided in this quarantine station. Experience what the immigrants must have felt when they entered the disinfection building, and learn about medicine and immigration procedures here during the 19th and 20th centuries. You can choose to walk or hop on the tourist trolley to visit the central part of the island and the village where the quarantine station employees lived. Continue on to the hospital sector at the easternmost point of the island to visit the Lazaretto. Take a walk along the Mirador Trail and admire the views of the Isle-aux-Grues archipelago, taking in the natural treasures that await you at every turn. Retrace the footsteps of the Irish immigrants or linger a while at the memorial and think about what they experienced as they arrived in Canada. Departure is from Berthier-sur-Mer, on the South Shore of the St. Lawrence River. The cruise lasts about 45 minutes. You remain on the island for about 4 hours. The return trip to Berthier-sur-Mer is at a set time, and also lasts about 45 minutes.

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

2. 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.

From Montreal: Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip

3. 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.

Quebec City: Whale Watching Excursion with Bus Transfer

4. Quebec City: Whale Watching Excursion with Bus Transfer

Experience the wonder of whale watching on a day trip from Quebec City. Benefit from comfortable round-trip transport by bus, and the choice between a big boat or zodiac whale watching excursion. After morning pickup, depart Quebec City for the beautiful area of Baie-Sainte-Catherine, near Tadoussac. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive. On arrival to Baie-Sainte-Catherine, you’ll board either a big boat or be outfitted for your zodiac experience. The big boat offers inside and outside seating, a covered roof, restrooms, observation platform, a boutique, and a cafeteria. The zodiac offers a more intimate and adventurous encounter, as you observe the whales from water level. Your bilingual guides on either vessel will be more than happy to share information about the whales and surrounding area. Help the naturalist, the captain, the crew, and the other passengers spot the giants of the sea. Breathe in the fresh air and admire the North Shore of the St. Lawrence River as well as the tiny island of Ile Rouge or the lighthouse "Phare Au Fond Prince". After your 2.5 to 3-hour excursion, board the bus for the return journey. Tour concludes with drop-off in Quebec City.

Quebec City: Zipline Across Montmorency Falls

5. Quebec City: Zipline Across Montmorency Falls

This is your chance to experience the thrills and chills as well as an opportunity to observe the mighty Montmorency Falls and its cliffs from a totally new and unforgettable angle. Perched at the top of the cliff and stretching some 300 meters (1000 feet), this zip line crosses Montmorency Falls cove, before landing near the La Baronne observation deck. Then explore the trails and viewpoints surrounding the falls using the large-format maps on the site, which will guide you in exploring the panoramic circuit. Stop at various magnificent lookout points. Learn more about the history of the park by visiting the interpretation center inside the Manoir Montmorency. Visit the souvenir shop where you can find refreshments and buy souvenir T-shirts. If you have chosen the upgraded option, complete your experience at Montmorency Falls with a cable car ride to discover the new contemplative walkway at the foot of the falls.

Quebec City: 1-Hour Express Double-Decker Bus Tour

6. Quebec City: 1-Hour Express Double-Decker Bus Tour

Make the most of your time in Quebec City and the later days of summer with an express orientation tour. Admire the historic Old Quebec, the Plains of Abraham, and the lively street, Grand Allée on a 1-hour tour. Climb aboard an open-top double-decker bus for an introduction to this world-famous city. Departing from the center of Old Quebec, you'll experience firsthand the European charm of the first French settlement in North America. Discover Quebec's historic charm on a delightful route that showcases the Old Town, the historic Plains of Abraham that serve as the lungs of Québec City, and Grand Allée - one of the most colorful streets in Quebec City.

Quebec City: Island of Orleans Wine Tour

7. Quebec City: Island of Orleans Wine Tour

Your tour will begin as you depart from Quebec City at 1:00PM. From there you will begin your day visiting 4 vineyards and hearing about product explanations. You will begin with a visit to Domaine de la Source a Marguerite for a 30-minute tour, before moving on to Saint Pierre Le Vignoble. Following 30 minutes touring Saint Pierre Le Vignoble, you will advance onward to la Grange de l'Île and Vignoble du Mitan, spending 30 minutes at each of the sites. Throughout the experience you will enjoy tastings of different wines, as well as vineyard tours which will include explanations of the different products and manufacturing techniques. To conclude your tour in style, an aperitif will be served at the final stop. On the return trip to Quebec City, you will be able to enjoy the magnificent views of the majestic Montmorency Falls.

Quebec City: 15, 30, or 45-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour

8. Quebec City: 15, 30, or 45-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour

Experience Quebec city from above on a breathtaking helicopter tour. Choose your own adventure with 3 unique tour options. Tours depart from a heliport near Jean Lesage International Airport, located just 20 minutes from downtown Quebec. Your flight duration depends on your selected option. Choose the "City" tour for a taste of Quebec's historic attractions, including the famous Château Frontenac, then fly over the vast St. Lawrence River to the bridges. Opt for the most popular "City and River" option to include Quebec City, the St. Lawrence River, Montmorency Falls, and Île d’Orléans on your flight. Alternatively, explore further and see more on an extended "City and Mountains" tour that sends you soaring over the historic city, the St. Lawrence River, and beyond to Montmorency Falls, Île d’Orléans, and the breathtaking outlying mountains.

From Levis: Old Quebec Guided Walking Tour

9. From Levis: Old Quebec Guided Walking Tour

Discover Old Quebec starting from the ferry in Levis. We'll explain to you the links between Levis and Quebec. Our guide explains the links between the history, maritime life, and the economy of both cities. During a certain period, the economy was better in Levis than in Quebec. Discover why and also what has changed this economical situation. Walkthrough the Civilisation museum discovering the old shore of the river. Naturally, we make a stop at the "Fresque des Quebecois" to know more about our three periods. Going up to upper town, we'll slowly walk up Cote de la Montagne. Up there, we visit the Quebec basilica and the inside backyard of the Quebec seminary. The basilica could sometimes be closed, then we show you our Holy Gate, the only one out of Europe. During this walking tour, we try to explain to you what makes Quebec so specific. Our difference is not only in our french language. We'll make you discover this specificity. Hoping to meet you in our hometown.

Quebec City: Jacques-Cartier National Park Snowshoeing Tour

10. Quebec City: Jacques-Cartier National Park Snowshoeing Tour

Discover the winter landscape of Quebec during a day-trip outside the city in the snowy countryside. Leave the transport to the experts and benefit from round-trip transport from downtown Quebec City to Jacques-Cartier National Park. Discover the Park from a different perspective on a fun, low-impact outdoor winter activity.  Board the bus and enjoy the wintery scenery on the 30-minute drive to the park. At Jacques-Cartier National Park, receive all your equipment and your guide will explain easy-to-follow techniques. No experience is needed - if you can walk, you can snowshoe. This is a fun activity for active travelers. Follow your guide along quiet trails, experiencing winter beauty. Have plenty of opportunities to stop for photos and rest breaks. Explore the valley of Belleau Creek, admire the splendor of the Laurentian Mountains, and walk along the Sautauriski River. Discover the forest, look out for wildlife and learn about the area from your local guide. Wildlife can be easier to spot in the winter landscape. Stop at a heated tent for lunch and a refreshing hot drink.

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What people are saying about Quebec City

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 405 reviews

This was the perfect experience to visit the falls in the comfort (AC or Heat) of a tour bus. Yves brought us to the top of the falls, gave us great historical information throughout the whole ride - including jokes! I enjoyed the ride through the villages and learning about the architectural homes. We did a quick stop at the copper museum before going to St-Anne. We ended the trip at the chocolaterie in Isle d’Orleans before returning home. Great tour, did not have to use our own truck, informative and a great family outing

Excellent tour! I would recommend this to anyone wanting a perfect time on the island and at the falls. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable having grown up right there by the falls. What a remarkable site to visit. You are guaranteed a good time.

The driver and the guide were great and attentive to our needs. For it was an excellent well organized excursion

the bus needs to have a good cleaning...marks on hard surfaces....coffee spills on cup holder

Great guides, very organized trip. Good spots to stop.