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Quebec City: Sightseeing Cruise with Guide

Quebec City: Sightseeing Cruise with Guide

Set sail on a captivating cruise on the Saint Lawrence River and discover the city of Quebec and its surroundings. See the iconic old forts, Montmorency Falls, Laurentian Mountains, and many more highlights during the journey. Your 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 Château Frontenac, Île d'Orléans, and the Côte-de-Beaupré. Learn interesting stories and facts about the city while cruising in the serene waters.

Quebec City: Montmorency Falls with Cable Car Ride

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, you will find a souvenir shop in the Manoir Montmorency. Continue to the suspension bridge directly over the fall 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: Montmorency Falls & Ile d'Orleans Half-Day Tour

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.

Quebec City: Old Town and Montmorency Falls Bus Tour

Quebec City: Old Town and Montmorency Falls Bus Tour

Your tour begins with a warm welcome as you meet your guide in the center of Old Quebec. See the Upper and Lower towns of Old Quebec. Discover the city’s highlights from Place d’Armes, Town Hall, Morrin Cultural Center, Governors’ Park, Plains of Abraham, Martello towers, Fontaine de Tourny, to the Parliament of Quebec. Take photos as you learn about the lifestyle of the first arrivals to Quebec.   A short 15-minute drive will lead you to the top of the breathtaking Montmorency Falls. Enjoy 45 minutes to explore the park and walk over the footbridge above the falls. Rejoin the bus for the return drive to Quebec City to admire great views over the water and back toward the city. Tour concludes with your return to the pickup point in Old Quebec.

Québec City: Night Cruise with Live DJ and Dance Floor

Québec City: Night Cruise with Live DJ and Dance Floor

Take advantage of the summer season on the only floating terrace in Quebec City. Whether you're with friends or are a couple, there are magical moments to be had on the St. Lawrence River as the city and the Château Frontenac are illuminated before your very eyes. Sit back and relax with a drink in hand on this cruise that begins at Chouinard Pier. Sail past iconic sights such as the Chateau Frontenac, Beauport, Montmorency Falls, Île d'Orléans, Sainte Foy, and more. With live entertainment, a special atmosphere, panoramic views, and multiple bars and terraces, don't miss this cruise during summer in Quebec City.

Quebec City: Electric Bike Rental on Ile d'Orléans

Quebec City: Electric Bike Rental on Ile d'Orléans

Pick up your bike at the rental shop at Motel Ile d'Orleans, close to the island's bridge. Upon arrival, you’ll get a safety introduction, and you can take your bike for a quick test ride. Enjoy a smooth ride on these modern electric bikes that allow you to cycle the island with ease. Before heading out on your ride, you will receive a map with a personalized route to help you discover Île d'Orléans. You also have the option to choose your own route as you go; this is a self-guided tour and the opportunity for discovery is endless. Plan between 3 to 5 hours for your cycling tour, including several stops along the way. Enjoy the option to stop for tastings of local farm products along the way, learn about the island’s history from the beginning of its colonization, and admire one of the region’s most beautiful landscapes. During your ride, you'll enjoy spectacular views over the Saint-Lawrence-River with endless opportunities to take great photos.

Quebec City: Ile d'Orléans Guided E-Bike Tour with Tastings

Quebec City: Ile d'Orléans Guided E-Bike Tour with Tastings

Meet your local tour guide at the Motel Ile d'Orleans, close to the island's bridge. Upon arrival, you'll receive detailed safety introduction and the chance to try the electric bikes in the parking lot. Your small group will follow the guide along the sidewalk of Chemin Royal, as there is no bike path on Ile d'Orleans. The tour is about 20 km and will take about 3 hours, taking you to the island's most beautiful village, St. Petronille. The first stop is the Gosselin farm. You'll taste the famous Strawberries of Ile d'Orleans and learn about local agriculture. You'll then visit the gardens of Charles E. L. Porteous' French manor, built in 1898. Your guide will underline the important role this building played through history. Heading further, you'll reach St.Petronille with its picturesque streets. At the Chocolaterie, in the village's heart, take a break from cycling and stroll on the St.Lawrence River's banks instead, enjoying the fantastic view of Quebec's skyline and ice cream dipped in home-made chocolate! Back on the bikes, take advantage of the powerful engine getting on top of the street, where the St. Petronille winery is waiting for you. Here, you can taste some of the island's best wines. On the way back, we'll enjoy beautiful perspectives of the St. Lawrence River and the Montmorency waterfalls. Be sure to take plenty of faboulous pictures. You'll leave beautiful Ile d'Orleans with great memories of an active day.

Quebec City: Island of Orleans Wine Tour

Quebec City: Island of Orleans Wine Tour

Discover the wine country of Orleans on this guided wine tasting tour from Quebec. Visit three vineyards and learn all about the wine production process. Taste wines from the Domaine Sainte-Famille, Le Vignoble du Mitan, and the Vignoble Isle de Bacchus wineries. Take a tour throughout the vineyard and taste local wines. Learn all about the different products available and the differences in manufacturing techniques.  Enjoy the magnificent views of Montmorency Falls on the ride back to Quebec.

Quebec City - Regular Bike Rental on Ile d'Orléans

Quebec City - Regular Bike Rental on Ile d'Orléans

Start your cycling and sightseeing adventure by acquiring your rental bike at the rental shop at the Motel Ile d'Orleans, close to the island's bridge. Upon arrival, receive a safety introduction, and before you leave feel free to give your bike a test in the nearby parking lot. Before heading out onto the street, receive a map with a personalized course to discover Île d'Orléans. Alternatively, you may form your own path as you go; this is a self-guided tour and the opportunity for discovery is endless. Plan for around 3 hours to cycle around, including several stops along your way. Enjoy local farm product tasting (at your own expense) and admire one of the region’s most beautiful landscapes. During your entire ride, you'll enjoy spectacular views over the Saint Lawrence River with multiple possibilities to take great photos.

Quebec City - Scooter Rental on Ile d'Orléans

Quebec City - Scooter Rental on Ile d'Orléans

Discover Ile d'Orleans at your own leisure, with a comfortable and efficient scooter rental service. Before heading out on the street, you’ll receive a safety introduction, and you can try your scooter out on the spacious parking lot. Scooter rental is recommended for those who have driving experience on scooters or motorcycles only, and a valid driver's license is required for each driver upon arrival at the rental shop. While cruising the island you can enjoy local farm products’ tastings, enter the island’s maritime history and admire one of the region’s most beautiful landscapes along your way. Discover also the St.-Lawrence-River from several access points, including two beaches, where you can even take a  swim. This is the perfect opportunity for those visiting the city to travel on their own terms, with the convenience of an easy-to-park scooter. You will even receive a map and suggested travel routes from the center staff to aid you in your discovery.

Île d'Orléans: Our most recommended tours and activities

Quebec City: Sightseeing Cruise with Guide

Quebec City: Sightseeing Cruise with Guide

Set sail on a captivating cruise on the Saint Lawrence River and discover the city of Quebec and its surroundings. See the iconic old forts, Montmorency Falls, Laurentian Mountains, and many more highlights during the journey. Your 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 Château Frontenac, Île d'Orléans, and the Côte-de-Beaupré. Learn interesting stories and facts about the city while cruising in the serene waters.

Quebec City: Montmorency Falls with Cable Car Ride

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, you will find a souvenir shop in the Manoir Montmorency. Continue to the suspension bridge directly over the fall 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: Montmorency Falls & Ile d'Orleans Half-Day Tour

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.

Quebec City: Old Town and Montmorency Falls Bus Tour

Quebec City: Old Town and Montmorency Falls Bus Tour

Your tour begins with a warm welcome as you meet your guide in the center of Old Quebec. See the Upper and Lower towns of Old Quebec. Discover the city’s highlights from Place d’Armes, Town Hall, Morrin Cultural Center, Governors’ Park, Plains of Abraham, Martello towers, Fontaine de Tourny, to the Parliament of Quebec. Take photos as you learn about the lifestyle of the first arrivals to Quebec.   A short 15-minute drive will lead you to the top of the breathtaking Montmorency Falls. Enjoy 45 minutes to explore the park and walk over the footbridge above the falls. Rejoin the bus for the return drive to Quebec City to admire great views over the water and back toward the city. Tour concludes with your return to the pickup point in Old Quebec.

Québec City: Night Cruise with Live DJ and Dance Floor

Québec City: Night Cruise with Live DJ and Dance Floor

Take advantage of the summer season on the only floating terrace in Quebec City. Whether you're with friends or are a couple, there are magical moments to be had on the St. Lawrence River as the city and the Château Frontenac are illuminated before your very eyes. Sit back and relax with a drink in hand on this cruise that begins at Chouinard Pier. Sail past iconic sights such as the Chateau Frontenac, Beauport, Montmorency Falls, Île d'Orléans, Sainte Foy, and more. With live entertainment, a special atmosphere, panoramic views, and multiple bars and terraces, don't miss this cruise during summer in Quebec City.

Quebec City: Electric Bike Rental on Ile d'Orléans

Quebec City: Electric Bike Rental on Ile d'Orléans

Pick up your bike at the rental shop at Motel Ile d'Orleans, close to the island's bridge. Upon arrival, you’ll get a safety introduction, and you can take your bike for a quick test ride. Enjoy a smooth ride on these modern electric bikes that allow you to cycle the island with ease. Before heading out on your ride, you will receive a map with a personalized route to help you discover Île d'Orléans. You also have the option to choose your own route as you go; this is a self-guided tour and the opportunity for discovery is endless. Plan between 3 to 5 hours for your cycling tour, including several stops along the way. Enjoy the option to stop for tastings of local farm products along the way, learn about the island’s history from the beginning of its colonization, and admire one of the region’s most beautiful landscapes. During your ride, you'll enjoy spectacular views over the Saint-Lawrence-River with endless opportunities to take great photos.

Quebec City: Ile d'Orléans Guided E-Bike Tour with Tastings

Quebec City: Ile d'Orléans Guided E-Bike Tour with Tastings

Meet your local tour guide at the Motel Ile d'Orleans, close to the island's bridge. Upon arrival, you'll receive detailed safety introduction and the chance to try the electric bikes in the parking lot. Your small group will follow the guide along the sidewalk of Chemin Royal, as there is no bike path on Ile d'Orleans. The tour is about 20 km and will take about 3 hours, taking you to the island's most beautiful village, St. Petronille. The first stop is the Gosselin farm. You'll taste the famous Strawberries of Ile d'Orleans and learn about local agriculture. You'll then visit the gardens of Charles E. L. Porteous' French manor, built in 1898. Your guide will underline the important role this building played through history. Heading further, you'll reach St.Petronille with its picturesque streets. At the Chocolaterie, in the village's heart, take a break from cycling and stroll on the St.Lawrence River's banks instead, enjoying the fantastic view of Quebec's skyline and ice cream dipped in home-made chocolate! Back on the bikes, take advantage of the powerful engine getting on top of the street, where the St. Petronille winery is waiting for you. Here, you can taste some of the island's best wines. On the way back, we'll enjoy beautiful perspectives of the St. Lawrence River and the Montmorency waterfalls. Be sure to take plenty of faboulous pictures. You'll leave beautiful Ile d'Orleans with great memories of an active day.

Quebec City: Island of Orleans Wine Tour

Quebec City: Island of Orleans Wine Tour

Discover the wine country of Orleans on this guided wine tasting tour from Quebec. Visit three vineyards and learn all about the wine production process. Taste wines from the Domaine Sainte-Famille, Le Vignoble du Mitan, and the Vignoble Isle de Bacchus wineries. Take a tour throughout the vineyard and taste local wines. Learn all about the different products available and the differences in manufacturing techniques.  Enjoy the magnificent views of Montmorency Falls on the ride back to Quebec.

Quebec City - Regular Bike Rental on Ile d'Orléans

Quebec City - Regular Bike Rental on Ile d'Orléans

Start your cycling and sightseeing adventure by acquiring your rental bike at the rental shop at the Motel Ile d'Orleans, close to the island's bridge. Upon arrival, receive a safety introduction, and before you leave feel free to give your bike a test in the nearby parking lot. Before heading out onto the street, receive a map with a personalized course to discover Île d'Orléans. Alternatively, you may form your own path as you go; this is a self-guided tour and the opportunity for discovery is endless. Plan for around 3 hours to cycle around, including several stops along your way. Enjoy local farm product tasting (at your own expense) and admire one of the region’s most beautiful landscapes. During your entire ride, you'll enjoy spectacular views over the Saint Lawrence River with multiple possibilities to take great photos.

Quebec City - Scooter Rental on Ile d'Orléans

Quebec City - Scooter Rental on Ile d'Orléans

Discover Ile d'Orleans at your own leisure, with a comfortable and efficient scooter rental service. Before heading out on the street, you’ll receive a safety introduction, and you can try your scooter out on the spacious parking lot. Scooter rental is recommended for those who have driving experience on scooters or motorcycles only, and a valid driver's license is required for each driver upon arrival at the rental shop. While cruising the island you can enjoy local farm products’ tastings, enter the island’s maritime history and admire one of the region’s most beautiful landscapes along your way. Discover also the St.-Lawrence-River from several access points, including two beaches, where you can even take a  swim. This is the perfect opportunity for those visiting the city to travel on their own terms, with the convenience of an easy-to-park scooter. You will even receive a map and suggested travel routes from the center staff to aid you in your discovery.

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4.3
(2,176 reviews)

We loved this! The large boat wasn’t at all crowded and was very comfortable. We sat in the front deck at a table and enjoyed a beer while taking in the beautiful views. The guide who spoke during the cruise was very informative. He spoke in both French and English. And 90 minutes was just about the perfect length. Great value for the price.

The tour was wonderful as was our driver. He shared so much history with us about Quebec. He also has a great sense of humor. I do have one suggestion though. It would have been nice to spend more time at the falls. But other than that, I would definitely recommend the tour to anyone who visits Quebec City.

The guide was perfect, speaking French and English, and giving very interesting information about the region. I recommend this tour which gives us a beautiful perspective of the city and surrounding areas.

The tour was great. Very informative and the guide was interesting and had a great sense of humor.

So much nature around to enjoy, we Loved, the gondola ride up the mountain was a memorable.