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Quebec City: Sightseeing Cruise

1. 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.

Ottawa: Sightseeing River Cruise

2. Ottawa: Sightseeing River Cruise

Discover the natural beauty of the region that captured the imagination of the first European explorer Samuel de Champlain. Climb aboard the 'Paula D' for a 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise on the Ottawa River. This must-do experience offers an entertaining glimpse of the region's rich history and leaves you with plenty of time to enjoy the rest of your stay. For your convenience, there are two departure docks, one located in Gatineau and another in Ottawa. Once boarded, sit back and relax as you cruise down the river. Enjoy spectacular views of the city and learn about the river's past life as a watery highway for transporting resources with your guide's engaging and informative commentary in both English and French. During your cruise, you'll have the opportunity to see the Parliament Buildings, the Rideau Canal Locks, and the cities of Ottawa and Gatineau from the river. You'll also be able to spot some sights that are only visible from the water or from Gatineau. While you're taking in the sights, savor a nice cold beverage (at your own expense) on the large open-air upper deck. Alternatively, escape the elements and visit the closed-in lower deck to take advantage of the on-board canteen with a bar.

Quebec City: Montmorency Falls with Cable Car Ride

3. Quebec City: Montmorency Falls with Cable Car Ride

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Montmorency Falls with this ticket to Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and a round trip cable car ride to the top of the falls. Take advantage of free parking at the cable car station in Beauport.  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: Grosse Île & Irish Immigrant Memorial Day Trip

4. 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.

Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker 2-Day Tour

5. Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker 2-Day Tour

See the many sights of Montreal on board a London-style double-decker bus with a hop-on hop-off tour. You will discover the streets of Montreal in an interesting and informative way, with a professional tour guide who introduces you to the history and beauty of this city. You are free to get off at any of the 10 stops to soak up Montreal’s charm. 2-Day Red Loop Bask in the glory of the Notre Dame Basilica, stroll through Chinatown, and walk along the water of the Old Port. Be inspired and spend an afternoon at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Plan your evening and scope out the best bars and restaurants along Crescent Street. With 10 different places to hop on or hop off, there is no shortage of things to do and places to see. This hop-on hop-off tour is a unique and informative way to experience Montreal! Stops include: Square Dorchester, Old Montreal: Notre Dame Basilica, Old Montreal: Pointe-à-Callière Museum, Village, Latin Quarter, Festival Quarter, Fine Arts Museum, Saint Joseph’s Oratory, Mont-Royal: Kondiaronk Lookout, Mont-Royal: Camillien Houde Lookout.

Montreal: St. Lawrence River Sightseeing Guided Cruise

6. Montreal: St. Lawrence River Sightseeing Guided Cruise

Climb aboard the Cavalier Maxim river vessel at Montreal’s Alexandra Pier in the Old Port and set sail on a 90-minute cruise (or 60-minute cruise at 16:00) of the Saint Lawrence River. See the metropolitan area from a new perspective as you cruise out from the port, past the Olympic Stadium, Parc Bellerive, the Pont Jacques-Cartier and more. Relax on board and listen to a fascinating commentary by certified guide. They will regale you with stories of the history of Montreal, and relate anecdotes about the city and its surroundings. Take a break from city life and laze on the sunny terrace of the Cavalier Maxim, while soaking up the breathtaking panorama parading before your eyes!

Montreal Old Port: La Grande Roue Entry Ticket

7. Montreal Old Port: La Grande Roue Entry Ticket

Take in breathtaking views on top La Grande Roue de Montréal, the largest observation wheel in Canada. Upgrade your experience to a private gondola or beat the crowd with the early bird option. The wheel is located in the heart of the picturesque setting of Old Port, on the shore of the Saint Lawrence River. Step aboard climate-controlled gondolas with ultra-clear glass for unbeatable panoramic views 60-meters high. Year round, rain, snow or shine, admire exceptional views of the city and its surroundings. Your ride will last around twenty breathtaking minutes. No matter the weather, the temperate gondolas will keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.  Under the sun or stars, enjoy the historic buildings of Old Montreal, the city center’s eclectic architecture, Mont-Royal, and the majestic Saint Lawrence River. On a clear day, you can admire up to 28-kilometers of the horizon. As dusk falls, Montreal’s lights up in color, creating a romantic and festive atmosphere. At the base of the wheel, relax on terraces or saver a tasty treat at the onsite cafe and bistro. You can upgrade your experience with the option of a private gondola for 8 people.

Mont Tremblant: 3-Hour Zip Line Experience

8. Mont Tremblant: 3-Hour Zip Line Experience

Get ready for a crazy adrenaline rush as you soar high above the trees on an aerial adventure. Zip from the top of Mont Tremblant on an exhilarating zip line course featuring 5 heart-pounding lines and incredible views of Quebec's mountain scenery.  Head to the village of Mont-Tremblant to meet your guide and get oriented. Once you've been strapped into your harness, board a gondola that will carry you to the top of the mountain. As you climb higher and higher, let the panoramas of the Laurentian Mountains take your breath away. Your guide will offer insight into this incredible landscape, touching on topics of ecology and sustainability along the way. From the summit, embark on a zip line course spanning a total length of near 2.5 miles. As you fly across 5 thrillingly-long lines, feel the rush of the wind whistling past your face. Enjoy an unparalleled vantage point of the ridges and valleys below. On your longest ride, soak up the amazing views as you soar for a jaw-dropping 3,500 feet. Your journey will carry you all the way back to the village, where you can make the transition back to solid ground with your heart still pounding.

Ottawa: 1-Hour Bilingual Guided Tour by Amphibious Bus

9. Ottawa: 1-Hour Bilingual Guided Tour by Amphibious Bus

Climb aboard a unique vehicle that can travel on land and water and discover the historical attractions of Ottawa and the Ottawa River from different perspectives. Spend 40 minutes on land and 20 minutes on the water. Admire landmark monuments and attractions such as Lake Dow, Landsdowne Park and Byward Market. Get a magnificent view of the city as you cruise along the river aboard the amphibious vehicle. See all the important sights of Ottawa and the city of Gatineau, located just across the water. Avail of an activity that is both fun and educational for the entire family, and ideal for those who are short of time but want to see it all.

Tadoussac: VIP Lounge or Walkway Whale Watching Cruise

10. Tadoussac: VIP Lounge or Walkway Whale Watching Cruise

Choose to whale watch via on of two VIP tickets, The Saint Laurent Lounge or VIP Walkway departing from either Tadoussac Pier or Baie-St-Catherine Pier. Saint-Laurent Lounge VIP Access in Tadoussac: From May 16 to October 30, 2022 with departures at 9:45 AM, 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Approximate Duration: 3h00 Experience a distinctive whale watching cruise in the AML Grand Fleuve's all-new St-Laurent VIP Lounge! Treat yourself to the best marine mammal watching site in the world! Meet the giants of the sea in the comfort of this intimate, glass-enclosed space on the upper deck. Dedicated staff welcomes you on the outdoor terrace or in one of the two VIP lounges where a selection of fine local bites and drinks made from local products await you. As a privileged customer, you will enjoy: Priority entrance on board Two fully glazed interior lounges A selection of fine local bites Quebec wines, beers and spirits A reserved outdoor terrace Access to an exclusive observation deck Guests choosing the VIP Saint Laurent Lounge will receive a gourmet lunch box with the following menu: Maple smoked Atlantic salmon Nordic shrimp and snow crab served with quinoa infused with Neigette, Haute voltige’s black tea Pulled wapiti with boreal spices and chiogga beet petals Duo of Quebec cheeses and crackers Dried fruit and apple petals from Quebec Decadent chocolate cake with raspberry-coulis and wild blueberries from the Lac St-Jean region Upper Deck VIP Access in Tadoussac: From May 16 to October 30, 2022 with departures at 9:45 AM, 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Approximate duration: 3h00 Meet 13 species of marine mammals aboard the AML Grand Fleuve's VIP walkway, specially designed for observation! On this vast ship, our bilingual naturalist guides will teach you more about the giants of the sea and the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, the most beautiful whale watching site in the world. Meet 13 species of marine mammals aboard the AML Grand Fleuve's VIP walkway, specially designed for observation! Encounter with whales, the most majestic creatures on the planet Exceptional panoramic view from a reserved walkway Discovery of the most beautiful whale watching site in the world Interpretation by a naturalist guide Ecoresponsible observation, in compliance with the regulations of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park Safe cruise: The equipment used is checked and upgraded regularly, and all crews are trained in emergency preparedness to guarantee a safe cruise for all passengers aboard. Boarding will take place 30 minutes before your departure. Accessibility: If you are a person with reduced mobily, please verify the accessibility conditions before making a reservation.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,698 reviews

10/10 would recommend this tour. Our guide Tristan was amazing and super knowledgeable about all things beer. The tour was really fun, we got to trey some great beer and learn a bit about Montreal as well, and Tristan was able to answer all our beer-related questions. Thanks for a great time!

The cable car ride was great and the view from the bottom at the beautiful area was grand!! Bringing snacks and drinks to enjoy the view was amazing!

Excellent tour. I only wish it was a double-decker bus tour to take photos from the upper level.

Oneof the best activity we did in Québec, the price is so worth it

The tour was very informative. Staff are friendly.