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Quebec City: Montmorency Falls with Cable Car Ride

1. Quebec City: Montmorency Falls with Cable Car Ride

Begin your visit at the cable car station and take the opportunity to discover the new trails at the foot of the falls. After your walk, take the cable car ride up to the top. You will see dazzling views of the falls, park cove, and Île d’Orléans. Once at the top, learn more about the history of the park at the interpretation center located in the Manoir Montmorency. You will also find a souvenir shop there. Continue to the suspension bridge hanging directly over the falls and listen to the water roaring beneath your feet. There are also a number of trails where you can enjoy the fresh air, peace and quiet, and beauty of the park.  The large-format maps on the park will guide you in discovering the panoramic circuit. You can stop to observe the different viewpoints available, or have a picnic. For the more adventurous, opt to go down the panoramic staircase. Clinging to the side of the cliff, this impressive staircase has no less than 487 steps. You will have ample opportunity to take well-deserved breaks during your descent. At the bottom of the stairs, feel the full power of the falls as you get splashed by the water. In winter, the fine splashes projected by the waterfall eventually freeze and form beautiful shapes. These splashes also form the famous Sugarloaf which is a very impressive natural ice cream cone at the foot of the falls. Finally, walk along the new contemplative walkway.

Quebec City: Sightseeing Cruise

2. Quebec City: Sightseeing Cruise

Set sail on a captivating 1.5-hour cruise on the Saint Lawrence River and discover the city of Quebec and its surroundings. Departing from Chouinard Pier, this cruise will be a memorable experience that gives you a completely different perspective of Quebec City. During daytime crusies, the costumed guide, Louis Jolliet, will reveal the unsuspected history of Quebec City, the river, and the surroundings. Take time to relax on the outside terraces while admiring the exceptional view of the old fortifications, the Château Frontenac, the Montmorency Falls, Île d'Orléans, the Côte-de-Beaupré, and the Laurentian Mountains. Or choose to join an evening cruise and experience summer on the only floating terrace in Quebec City. A DJ will provide music and at the end of the night.

Quebec City: Cruise with 3-Course Brunch

3. Quebec City: Cruise with 3-Course Brunch

Brunch in style on a ship on the Saint Lawrence River. Come aboard and treat yourself to a charming 2.5-hour experience. The cruise sails Saturdays and Sundays during the summer. Depart Chouinard Pier, only a four-minute walk from Quebec City's Quartier Petit Champlain. Step aboard the AML Louis Jolliet and let yourself be tempted by the diverse selection of dishes concocted onboard by the chef. Brunch is served as a 3-course meal with your choice of delicious main course options (vegetarian and gluten free available). Taste local products cooked and prepared by a chef and a team in the on-board kitchen as you cruise along the St. Lawrence River. Sip on complimentary coffee or tea as you savor your meal. After brunch, set sail on a captivating 1.5-hour cruise on the St Lawrence River and experience Quebec City from a different perspective. Relax on the outside terraces and admire the exceptional view of the old fortifications, the Château Frontenac, the Montmorency Falls, Île d'Orléans, the Côte-de-Beaupré, and the Laurentian Mountains. Your costumed guide, Louis Jolliet, will reveal the untold history of Quebec city, the river, and the surroundings.

Quebec City: Hop-on Hop-off Open-Top Double Decker Bus Tour

4. Quebec City: Hop-on Hop-off Open-Top Double Decker Bus Tour

Explore Québec City aboard an open-top, double-decker bus and discover the sights that interest you most. Enjoy panoramic views as you journey past some of the city's most famous attractions, and get off as many times as you like in the day. Avail of 13 strategic stops and an on-board taped commentary with free headphones to create your own adventure in the city! Red City Loop Stops: • Place d'Armes • Quartier St-Roch • Musée de la Civilisation • Place Royale • Marché du Vieux-Port • Centre des Congrès • Observatoire de la Capitale • Manège Militaire • Plaines d'Abraham • Musée des Beaux-arts • Quartier Saint-Jean-Baptiste • Place d'Youville • Citadelle de Québec You can also upgrade and hop-on hop-off at all four bus loops for 2 consecutive days: See Quebec City's highlights on the red loop, get to Montmorency Falls via the blue loop, visit Laurier Quebec and the Aquarium via the orange loop, and discover Wendake via the green loop (only if option selected).

Quebec City: Old Quebec Scavenger Hunt Phone Walking Tour

5. Quebec City: Old Quebec Scavenger Hunt Phone Walking Tour

Get to know Quebec at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the “Champlain Monument”, "Petit-Champlain”, “Place Royale” and many more! After you buy the ticket, you will receive an access code that you can use in the app. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “Château Frontenac” and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the “Fresque des Québécois”. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Quebec: Charlevoix Maritime Museum Official Ticket

6. Quebec: Charlevoix Maritime Museum Official Ticket

For 40 years, the Maritime Museum of Charlevoix has been telling the story of wooden schooners and the cabotage on the St. Lawrence. Live a 360° experience, from the forest to the river, between culture and nature. Discover the old shipyard from 1946 and its four boats in dry dock. The museum also contains the multimedia experience 'Between Pitoune and Dynamite: The St-André Schooner' as real as the life of sailors in 1956. You will have access to a fun, technological and contemporary experience that will amuse young and old. Enjoy the 8.2-hectare park with a touch of poetry, a hebertism trail, a plant labyrinth, an arboretum, sculptures and picnic areas. Furthermore, a 4-kilometer course on its mountain trail in the Marine Forest will offer you a unique window on the St-Laurent river and the Isle-aux-Coudres. You can do the tour of the site in an hour and a half or spend a full day embracing all the museum and surroundings have to offer.

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What people are saying about Quebec City

For a newly travel in Quebec it helps us for reminders before the tour and on the date itself, lesser line up, directions are also included in the application based on your booking date. When I asked to rebook because of the weather. The nice lady made it convenient and easy for me. Worry free. She even called the aquarium de quebec place to make sure we are able to reschedule it earlier.

We went in early April with lots of snow still on the ground. Some pathways were closed for obvious safety reasons. The natural environment was amazing with huge cedar trees growing from the stone. Remaining snow made it a little tricky in some places to walk but passable with caution. Overall a great experience.

Very nice story around the fall. The people of the sepaq we owe a superb explanation. Mother nature was not there but nice visit and take the time to learn the history on the fall and not just look

Fantastic mini day-trip from Quebec City. Easy to get to the falls via the 800 bus, a beautiful must-see addition to your Quebec City trip!

Absolutely stunning experience. Beautiful falls. Loved the partly frozen state of the falls and the river.