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Quebec City: Island of Orléans Taste Trail

1. Quebec City: Island of Orléans Taste Trail

After being collected from Place d'Arme at either 9:45AM or 1:45PM, you will travel towards the Island of Orléans to discover the flavors of the area. Located in the Saint Lawrence River, east of downtown Quebec City, you will take part in 5 different tastings at 5 different stops throughout your day. At each stop, you will be able to taste products and discover their stories. Your first stop is to the Chocolaterie Ste Petronille (producer of chocolates, truffles, jams, and ice-cream soaked in chocolate). Your second stop is the Nougaterie of St. Pierre (a producer of nougats and other sweets). Your third stop will be to the Cidrerie Bilodeau (a producer of cider, juice, and apple jelly), with your fourth stop being to the Vineyard of Mitan (a producer of white wines, red wines, and ice wines). Your final stop will be at Tigidou jam makers. Taste the creations cooked from fresh local seasonal berries, always original, natural, and 100% local. You will discover throughout your getaway the drink specialties and dishes of the region, and will also learn more about the history and the beginnings of the colonization in Île d'Orléans. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be taken back to Place d'Arme.

2-Hour Walk Through Québec City's History

2. 2-Hour Walk Through Québec City's History

Follow your cicerone, or guide off the beaten path and into history. You’ll be charmed by Old Quebec, the only walled city in North America. On your 2-hour walking tour you’ll be accompanied by an authentic and unique character dressed in full colonial costume. Relive 400 years of action-packed Quebec history! You’re sure to be impressed by this UNESCO world heritage site where fine old buildings and proud monuments line the winding streets. Visit picturesque places such as the Château Frontenac, Dufferin Terrace, the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec, and Place Royale. Place Royale is considered the cradle of French civilization in North America.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 41 reviews

Our guide made the tour fun and very informative. It was about 2 hours 15 mins. Learned a lot and he had an interest in all the attendees; asking each of us questions like where we are from, then tailored the information to be of great interest to the group. Great exercise too. Wear sneakers. Lots of hills, uneven terrain and cobble stone walks. Fredericton, NB

The tour guide was amazing! So friendly and such a joy to spend a few hours with! Went to some amazing places with great food, delicious cider and wine and even learned a little something! Overall we loved this tour and would recommend it to anyone coming to Quebec City!

Fabulous experience and our guide Peter was really very professional he even took the time to show us around Île d'Orléans which is beautiful

So enjoyable. The stops were short, but lovely. The foods were wonderful. Such a pretty place in the summer. Worthwhile excursion.

Easy to book online and good communication. Bus was on time and comfortable. Nice to have a small group. Excellent driver.