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Gananoque/Ivy Lea: 1000 Islands Highlights Scenic Cruise

1. Gananoque/Ivy Lea: 1000 Islands Highlights Scenic Cruise

Come on board in Gananoque and join a one or three-hour cruise taking you closer to the scenery than any other cruise available in the 1000 Islands. Referred to by the Iroquois Nation as the “Garden of the Great Spirit,” the tranquility of the area belies a history of adventures, wars, and rebellions. See fifth and sixth-generation family cottages. Cruise the narrow channels of the Admiralty and Navy group of islands in the most intimate tour the 1000 Islands has to offer. Join the 1-hour cruise from the port at Ivy Lea or Gananoque and experience the beauty of the region from the St. Lawrence River. During this cruise in the heart of the 1000 Islands, see Boldt Castle, the 1000 Islands International Bridge, and Zavikon Islands, containing the smallest international bridge in the world. Cruise past the Statue of St. Lawrence while he watches peacefully over the moving vessels on the river. This statue is only visible from the water, standing high above on a rock cut. The 3-hour cruise departs from Gananoque, and it is a Canadian signature experience. This tour tells the story of the 1000 Islands region, its history, and the stories of those who have called it home. You will see the famed Boldt Castle and the lavish homes of the rich and famous on Millionaire’s Row. Learn about and discover the remarkable feats of engineering required to build the St. Lawrence Seaway, 1000 Islands International Bridge, and so much more. The 1000 Islands cruise with an onboard audio commentary is the perfect way to explore the scenery that has made the region famous throughout the world.

Montreal: Guided Bus Tour

2. Montreal: Guided Bus Tour

Discover Montreal by bus and admire over 200 points of interest in the vibrant Canadian city. Your bilingual guide will tell you all about each place you visit, offering insights and historical background as you go. Stroll through charming Old Montreal for a panoramic view of the Old Port, and admire Place Jacques Cartier in the heart of this historical area. Located between the St. Lawrence River and downtown, Old Montreal is the center of the city and offers a fascinating glimpse into Montreal's past. See prestigious McGill University and Universite de Montreal, then stop by Montreal's City Hall before heading to vibrant Montreal Harbor, an ocean port 1,000 miles (1,600 km) from the sea. Enjoy beautiful views of the city from Mont Royal Park as you stand next to the massive basilica of St. Joseph's Oratory at the park summit. The bus will also take you to Chinatown, the Place Des Arts performing arts center, and the Place Ville Marie underground luxury shopping center. See the tallest inclined building in the world at Olympic Park and admire the new home of the Montreal Canadien ice hockey team at the Bell Centre. See all there is to see in Montreal's French Quarter, and residential and financial districts as you get to know this fascinating French Canadian city.

Quebec City: Sightseeing Cruise with Guide

3. 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.

Gananoque: 1000 Islands Cruise with Boldt Castle Admission

4. Gananoque: 1000 Islands Cruise with Boldt Castle Admission

Set sail on a 5-hour 1000 Islands Cruise and cruise through the Canadian and American span of the 1000 Islands, before your stopover at the majestic Boldt Castle on the most famous of the 1000 Islands, Heart Island. The narrated cruise also takes you past Zavikon Island, Millionaire’s Row, the St. Lawrence Seaway and the 1000 Islands Bridge as you see the area's most breathtaking scenery. For your convenience, the price of the Boldt Castle Stopover Cruise includes the Boldt Castle Admission Fee. Therefore, once you arrive at Boldt Castle you can bypass the ticket booth once you clear U.S. Customs & Border Control. Please note, outside food and drink not permitted onboard. Food and drink available for purchase onboard. Note: City Cruises Gananoque cannot guarantee or be held responsible for the amount of time at Boldt Castle as it depends on processing time at U.S. Customs & Border Patrol. Important Information About Required Documentation (Please read): - All passengers on the Boldt Castle stop-over cruise are subject to U.S. Customs & Border Control as Boldt Castle is an Official Port of Entry into the United States in Alexandria Bay, New York. - All passengers require a valid passport, and/or Nexus card to board this cruise. There are NO exceptions. - Citizens of countries outside of Canada or the U.S. require a visitor’s visa as well as their passport. An approved Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) will be required as U.S. Customers & Border Control will no longer accept a Visa Waiver Form. Please contact the U.S. Customs and Border Protection for more details. To visit their website go to: https://www.cbp.gov/ - If you are unsure of required documentation, please be sure to contact the U.S. Customs and Border Protection prior to your arrival for more details. To visit their website go to: https://www.cbp.gov/ - City Cruises Gananoque shall not be held responsible for passengers who do not have the proper required documentation. - It is at the discretion of U.S. Customs & Border Control to refuse entry to Boldt Castle to any person(s). In this case, City Cruises Gananoque shall not be held responsible and therefore, no refunds will be issued.

Montréal: St. Lawrence Sightseeing River Cruise

5. Montréal: St. Lawrence Sightseeing River Cruise

Embark with your guide on an unforgettable round-trip cruise along the St. Lawrence River, departing from the historic Old Port of Montreal. This scenic journey will take you on a captivating exploration of the city's iconic landmarks and stunning waterfront vistas. As you glide beneath the magnificent Jacques-Cartier Bridge, a marvel of engineering and architecture, a world of beauty unfolds before your eyes. The waterway is adorned with a succession of magnificent monuments that pay homage to Montreal's rich history and vibrant culture. Each monument tells a story, and as you pass by, informative commentary will enlighten you about the significance and background of these landmarks. The heart of Montreal City reveals itself as you cruise along the St. Lawrence River. You'll witness the bustling streets, the vibrant energy, and the unique blend of old-world charm and modern urbanity. The cityscape showcases an enchanting fusion of architectural styles, from the historic buildings of Old Montreal to the sleek skyscrapers of the downtown core. One of the most awe-inspiring sights awaits as you approach the Olympic Stadium, a monumental structure that hosted the 1976 Summer Olympics. Its iconic inclined tower stands tall, serving as a reminder of the city's sporting achievements and architectural grandeur. To witness Montreal in a whole new light, consider taking the evening cruise. As the sun sets and the city's lights illuminate the skyline, Montreal truly earns its reputation as "Canada's City of Light." The enchanting glow transforms the city into a magical spectacle, casting a romantic ambiance upon the river and its surroundings. Throughout the cruise, enhance your experience with the complimentary audioguide, available in 8 languages. Engaging commentary in French, English, Italian, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Japanese, and Korean will provide fascinating insights into each landmark. A round-trip cruise along the St. Lawrence River is a remarkable journey that showcases the very best of Montreal. From the captivating monuments to the stunning waterfront views.

From Quebec City: Whale Watching Excursion Full-Day Trip

6. From Quebec City: Whale Watching Excursion Full-Day Trip

Embark on a hassle-free adventure from historic Quebec City and journey to the stunning Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park for a breathtaking whale watching tour. Choose between a big boat or an intimate zodiac experience, and witness up to 13 fascinating whale species with expert guides. Enjoy the convenience of comfortable round-trip transport by bus, ensuring a relaxing scenic drive. Once at Baie-Sainte-Catherine, your cruise's place of embarkation, the big boat offers indoor and outdoor seating, restrooms, observation platforms, and a boutique and cafeteria. Opt for the zodiac for a more adventurous encounter, observing whales from water level. Bilingual guides onboard provide captivating insights about the whales and the surrounding area, making the experience even more enriching. Join forces with fellow passengers, the captain, crew, and naturalist to spot the giants of the sea. Prepare to be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring views of the Saguenay Fjord. Lush green cliffs rise dramatically from the tranquil waters, creating a breathtaking backdrop for your whale-watching adventure. Breathe in the fresh air and marvel at the North Shore of the St. Lawrence River and the impressive "Phare Au Fond Prince" lighthouse. As the tour concludes, board the bus for a comfortable return journey to Quebec City, cherishing the memories of this extraordinary whale-watching escapade and the majestic fjord scenery.

Montreal: 5 Attractions Pass

7. Montreal: 5 Attractions Pass

Experience more of Montreal for less with the "Passport MTL", which gives you entry to five of the city's top attractions. Consider the pass your special discounted all-access ticket to the city’s sights, sounds, tastes, and thrills, including a wide range of big attractions including the BioDome, Biosphère, La Grande Roue, McCord Museum, beer tasting, bike tours, river cruises Seasonal, and so much more. Present your Pass at the entrance of each attraction you have selected (from the list of participating attractions). Limit of one visit per attraction. Some attractions require a reservation made directly with the local operator. Included in your passport package are: 3 attractions in the Pink Collection and 2 attractions in the Blue Collection: Pink Collection (choice of three): - La Grande Roue de Montréal (no reservation required) - Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex (no reservation required) - Le Saint Motel - Selfie Experience (no reservation required) - PHI Centre (no reservation required) - Birra bar à bières maison - 4 tasting glasses of house beers as well as 1 pint of house beer (no reservations required) - OASIS immersion (reserve the date and time of your visit on the Ticketpro platform by using your passport number in the promo code field to get a ticket - this will be found on your voucher after booking) - 16/42 Tours - A 2-hour guided walking tour. (reservation required) - Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex (no reservation required) - A\Maze Escape Games (reservation required) - Ateliers et Saveurs : Ateliers & Saveurs : 30 minutes of cooking class + 30 minutes of tasting = 1 hour of pleasure (reservation required) - Boulzeye, Pub & Attractions (reservation required) - Cirka Distilleries, visit and tasting (reservation required) - Ski Saint-Bruno (Beginning in November) Blue Collection (choice of two): - Château Dufresne, museum and historical heritage site (no reservation required) - Biodôme de Montréal (no reservation required) - Biosphère (no reservation required) - McCord Stewart Museum (no reservation required) - The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (no reservation required) - Écomusée du fier monde (no reservation required) - Laser Game Evolution (Ste-Catherine or Marché Central) (no reservation required) - Ecomuseum Zoo (No reservation required) - Musée des Hospitalières de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal (no reservation required) - Château Ramezay – Historic Site and Museum of Montréal (no reservation required) - Montréal Tower (no reservation required, open on weekends only) - Maison Saint-Gabriel, Museum and Historic Site (no reservation required) - Maison nationale des Patriotes - Site de la Prison-des-Patriotes (no reservation required) - Cycling Café (no reservation required)

Montréal: 3-Course Brunch Cruise with VIP Option

8. Montréal: 3-Course Brunch Cruise with VIP Option

Enjoy a day out at sea on the Saint Lawrence River aboard this cruise. Enjoy a delicious 3-course brunch, see Montreal's iconic sites such as the Old Port, Jacques Cartier Bridge, Olympique Park, and many more from a sea view. Meet your host at the Grand Quay pier in Old Montreal to board the cruise. Enjoy brunch for 1 hour before departing on a scenic 1.5 hour river cruise. The river cruise will depart at 11:30 AM. Take a seat, sit back, relax, enjoy the ride and listen to the commentary from the crew members as you drift along the river in style. Smell the sweet aroma from the kitchen as the chefs prepare your food. Taste a delicious 3-course brunch cooked from local products. Sip on complimentary coffee or tea as you savor your meal. Feeling full up? No worries, you can chill in the dining rooms or head to the open-air outdoor terraces to admire the view. See Montreal from a different perspective, and make sure you take photos of the Old Port, La Grande Roue, Jacques Cartier Bridge, and many more sites as you cruise along.

Québec City: Evening Cruise with Dance Floor and Live DJ

9. Québec City: Evening Cruise with Dance Floor and Live DJ

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: Observatoire de la Capitale Entry Ticket

10. Quebec City: Observatoire de la Capitale Entry Ticket

Experience the most beautiful and highest view of Quebec. You will admire unique and spectacular views of the city, its maze of streets, the majestic St. Lawrence River and its two mountain ranges. In addition to the breathtaking panorama, cross the unique "Horizons" discovery trail where young and old will learn more about the history of the capital and what has shaped the souls of the people who live there. Take part in an original experience that takes you on an intuitive and imaginative journey to discover the history of Québec's capital and the sources of the Québec identity.

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Wonderful tour. Very attentive staff who work with you to arrange a time and place for a meeting. Excellent guide and driver. The tour was quick, filled with information about the city, but at the same time we had the opportunity to see and take photos for ourselves. Definitely the best tour company for exploring Montreal

Amazing! Tour guide was from the area born and raised— and knew all the history in Montreal. Super educated. She use to work for a bank and then decided this was her calling!!! I give her my highest praise.

great hike with a guide who taught me to recognize animal footprints....Hike with very beautiful landscapes and a great 1h30!

A very good activity to do when it's cold We can see the whole city sitting and the guide is very interesting

Fabulous great information provided and get locations to take amazing photos