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From Montreal: Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip

1. 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.

Montreal: Guided Helicopter Tour

2. Montreal: Guided Helicopter Tour

Start your helicopter tour of Montreal with a quick safety briefing from your pilot. Get to know the pilot and the aircraft to feel comfortable before you take off. Take a great photo in front of the helicopter and ascend into the skies to see the city from a totally unique perspective. Fly over the Quebec Capitol building at an altitude of 1,500 feet. Hover over the Olympic Stadium, Downtown Montreal and Mount Royal. The 20-minute ride will bring you back to the airport through the Old Port of Montreal and Victoria Bridge. Opt for the 30-minute tour and fly above the Saint Lawrence River over Parc Jean Drapeau and the Jacques Cartier Bridge. Continue to the Îles-de-Boucherville National Park and make your way over the picturesque countryside.

Montreal: Laurentian Mountains Day Trip

3. Montreal: Laurentian Mountains Day Trip

Escape from the city for one day and uncover the beautiful backdrops of the Laurentian Mountains, on a full-day excursion from Montreal.  Your adventure begins with morning pickup from your downtown Montreal hotel before a scenic drive out of town into the charming countryside. Along the way, your guide will share with you insights and history of the region. Travel to Saint-Sauveur for a photo stop in this charming village. Here you’ll also have time to visit the local shops, cafes, and historic buildings. Enjoy a short stop in Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard to embrace the ambiance of the quaint village, Lac Joseph.  At Mont-Tremblant, fall in love with the idyllic mountains and use your free time to have lunch, shop, or do an activity like riding the gondola to the highest peak. Your tour concludes with the return journey to Montreal and drop-off at your downtown hotel around 6:30 PM.

Montreal Old Port: Urban Zipline Ticket

4. Montreal Old Port: Urban Zipline Ticket

Experience Canada's only urban zipline circuit and explore Montreal from a bird’s eye view. Experience a thrill like no other as you fly over the city like a superhero and share in this unique, safe, and exciting adventure with the whole family.  Upon arriving at the Old Port, head towards the 100-foot tower with a red and white sign that says "Zipline". Witness people of all ages screaming with joy as they glide down above you. Just check in with any of the fun and engaging employees who will be able to answer your questions, and they will explain how you can enjoy a thrill experience that is both safe, smooth, and fun for the whole family. After securing your harness and helmet, the staff will brief you on easy security measures and prepare you for an adventure that will leave you with a sense of floating long after you land. When you are ready, launch and glide across the lagoon, and feel a mix of serenity, wonder, and excitement, as you take in the stunning views of the Old Port. Staff are there to help you land safely onto the end platform, where you will feel invigorated and ready for a second go. Add to your activity by choosing the Quickjump option to experience and 80-foot free fall.

From Montreal: Mont-Tremblant National Park Hiking Day Trip

5. From Montreal: Mont-Tremblant National Park Hiking Day Trip

Embark on the minibus at 8AM near the Metro Radisson to start your adventure, the tour guide is there to welcome you and make sure you have everything that you need for the day trip. The bus is then living, Lanaudière here we come! The tour guide will provide information on the region, it's topography and history. You can ask any question you want, he will try and answer it. On the way to Mont-Tremblant National Park the minibus will make a quick stop at a grocery store if necessary for last minute purchase. At your arrival at Mont-Tremblant National Park, the hiking begin. Choose your path and discover with Lanaudière nature has to offer, fauna, flora, landscape et breathtaking point of views awaits you. Around noon, find the perfect spot for a picnic, relax and enjoy the calm and freshness of the forest surrounding you. In the afternoon maybe go on the trails following the river to reach the Chute-aux-rats, a perfect spot to freshen up and laze in under the sun. Or, if you are a more energetic hiker, climb again to the L'envol viewpoint or Le Geai Bleu. There all kinds of trails for all kinds of hikers. At 5PM the minibus will take you back to Montreal city and stop at a local shop if time allows it. The arrival at Metro Radisson is at 7PM. A perfect day in nature, all included in the good hands of your tour guide. *The hiking activity is not guided.

Montréal: Electric Fat Tire Bike Ride on Mount Royal

6. Montréal: Electric Fat Tire Bike Ride on Mount Royal

Venture outdoors in the depths of winter and discover Montréal in all its splendor at a magical time of year. Don't be fooled; this is no time to stay indoors! Meet at the pre-arranged meeting point to head to Mount Royal by electric fat tire bike, designed to grip the challenging winter surfaces with ease. Benefit from the monster tires and powered wheels to make light work of the snow for first-timer bikers and seasoned cyclists alike. Like the Eiffel Tower and Empire State Building, Mount Royal can serve as a landmark to orient yourself in the city. Although in reality no more than a large hill in the heart of Montréal, Montréalers are proud of their "mountain." Immerse yourself in the beautiful nature and sense of space in the public park. Get wonderful views from the summit, where the lookout was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, famous for his work at New York's Central Park. Mont Royal doesn't let winter cramp its style. Its 190 hectares (470 acres) offer some of the city's most stunning skyline views from the top of its 3 peaks. The highest rises a modest 233 meters (764 feet) above sea level. Experience a sprawling playground perfect for cycling, and see Montréal from a different perspective.

Montreal: Private Day Tour to Mont Tremblant

7. Montreal: Private Day Tour to Mont Tremblant

Take in the fresh air and stunning scenery of the Laurentian Mountains on this private day tour to Mont Tremblant.  Get picked up directly from your accommodation in Montreal and enjoy a 1.5-hour scenic drive through the Laurentian Mountains. Once you have reached Mont Tremblant you can do a light hike, take a gondola ride or take a stroll through the town and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, the choice is yours.  At the end of the day, your driver will take you back to your hotel where you will arrive between approximately 5.00 and 6.00 PM.

Montreal: Sugar Shack Maple Syrup Day Trip with Lunch

8. Montreal: Sugar Shack Maple Syrup Day Trip with Lunch

Embark on a private day trip from Montreal where you will explore an authentic Quebec Sugar Shack farm, see the process of how maple syrup is made from extraction to bottling, and enjoy an all you can eat lunch buffet at the farm. Begin your day being picked up from any downtown Montreal hotel. Once you are settled in the air-conditioned car you will begin your journey towards the Sugar Shack farm. Upon arrival, marvel at the natural beauty of the farm around you. Follow your guide around the farm where you will learn about maple trees and how maple syrup is made from them. Fun fact: Canada produces about 80% of the world’s pure maple syrup, and Québec alone makes up over 90% of the country’s production.  Once your tour around the farm is complete, feast on a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet lunch. After lunch, you will make your journey back to downtown Montreal where your driver will drop you off at your hotel.

Montréal: Day Trip along the Chemin du Roy to Trois-Rivières

9. Montréal: Day Trip along the Chemin du Roy to Trois-Rivières

Embark on a sightseeing adventure of New France along the oldest road between Quebec City and Montreal, Chemin du Roy. Take in the landscape during the ride to the beautiful downtown of L'Assomption. Travel through time as your guide shows you the highlights of the city’s 300-year heritage. Admire eye-catching sites and residences that line the Saint Lawrence River as you continue your journey. See the birth home of Marie-Rosalie Cadron, an inspirational figure that challenged traditional positions in the mid-1800s. Embrace history as you step inside a general store established in 1915. Stop for a lunch break at your own expense before seeing the Moulin seigneurial de Pointe-du-Lac, a jewel of Quebec’s rural architecture. Explore Canada’s second oldest city, Trois-Rivières, on foot as your guide leads you through its picturesque downtown before catching breathtaking views of its waterfront. End your day trip with a visit to Notre-Dame-du-Cap Basilica where thousands come in pilgrimage each year. Relax as you take in the landscape once more during the ride back to Montreal.

Montreal: Private Day Tour to Ottawa

10. Montreal: Private Day Tour to Ottawa

Discover the history and culture of Canada's capital city Ottawa, just a 2-hour drive from Montreal.  Get picked up directly from your accommodation and enjoy a scenic drive through the charming Canadian countryside. On arrival in Ottawa, visit Parliament Hill, where you will see the stunning neo-Gothic Parliament Building that overlooks the majestic Ottawa River. Then, wander to ByWard Market, one of Canada's oldest and largest public markets. Next, take a stroll through some of the unique parks of Ottawa. If you’re feeling peckish, get some advice from your guide on the best places for lunch in Ottawa.  In the late afternoon, your driver will take you back to your hotel where you will arrive between 5.00 and 6.00 PM.

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What people are saying about Montreal

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 670 reviews

Coach bus with toilet is comfortable for a 3 hrs ride. We liked it when we have free time to walk around in Old Quebec City at the end of the tour. Frank the driver was helpful to drop us at ours favourite drop-of (downtown area) at the end of the day. The local guide person (I forgot his name) was knowledgeable and taught us many things about Quebec. We had really a great time !

Although I have lived in ste Agathe des Monts in the past, I learned a lot from our guide about the Laurentians history. The guide was excellent. She was very clear and was able to answer any question. The stops were well chosen. Very scenic. Timing was respected. The driver drove very safely.

Comfortable ride. Rest stop for breakfast/snacks. Knowledgeable tour guide. Fun experience but will need to go back to Quebec City to explore further.

Québec is wonderful and Theo's attention (I seem to remember that was his name) was very professional and exquisite. Highly recommended activity.

Very good tour. All on time, good recommendations, excellent explanations.