Magnificent Countryside Tour with a private guide
Before booking a private tour, please ask me if I am available on that day.
Orleans' Island is surrounded by the blue waters of the St. Lawrence Seaway. It has a quaint country atmosphere. You may admire more than 400 wooden or field stones houses. This wonderful island offers some of Quebec's loveliest landscape. I would call it a treasure island to discover. You will learn about our ancestors' life during New France Era.
There is many boutiques and interpretation centers. So we will do few stops along the way. You will have the chance to see some vineyards and apple orchards. In fact, the two major activities on this island are: agriculture and tourism.
Montmorency Fall is one of the tallest falls in Canada, it is one and a half taller than Niagara Falls. We will walk on the board walk to the lookout point and see the fall.
There is two kinds of car tours, I can provide the transportation with my own Honda Accord Touring Car, or I can be a Step on guide in your car or your rented car.
* I will meet you at your hotel.
* Visit Montmorency Falls' site on a board walk.
* Cross the bridge to visit the island.
You will see wooden and field stones houses, the farms, the horses, vineyards and Apple Orchards.
For a Customized Tour :
We could see some of those places :
(prices are NOT included in this tour) :
*** Artisan blacksmith
(interpretation center : $7 per person)
(from June 17th to the end of October)
*** Blackcurrant liquor tasting, Interpretation Center ($)
*** Visit a total of five gardens for $20 CAD
*** Quebec Apple Cider Tasting ( $4 to 7$ CAD)
*** Ancestor's home ($5 CAD per person)
*** Genealogy Center ($5 CAD per person)
*** Marine Shipyards (5$ CAD per person)
*** 17-hundred manor (guided tours : 9$ per person)
*** Artisan cheese dairy (1st cheese made in North America, since 1620)
*** Residence of painter Horatio Walker
(private house, we may not visit inside)
*** Old flour mill dating back to 1720
*** One or two historical churches
*** An artists' shop,
*** Jewelry Shop
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We should meet at your hotel, or any other location within 20 kilometers from Old Quebec. Since you saw my picture on this website, it will be easy for you to recognize me.
End location: At your hotel.
Duration: 5 hours
If it rains, I will not shorten the tour unless you ask me to do so. It is a car tour so rain should not be a problem. Usually, we don't have much rain in July, August and September.
If we leave after 9 Am, there won't be much traffic.
My own car, Honda Accord Touring 2014 Car
From June 28th to September 10, know that it could be an evening tour, that starts at 4 or 5 PM if you are not available during the day.
* My services as your private tour guide and driver.
* The five hours' tour. Be sure you will learn a lot about New-France History an architecture.
Please note that meals are NOT included in the price.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 CAD - Lunch for two people and also if you decide to buy a bottle of juice, a pop, a tea, a coffee or a snack.
Please note that meals are NOT included in the 4-hour Car Tour price.
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We had an excellent tour of Old Quebec and Orleans Island with Diane. She was very flexible in accommodating our needs and requests, and she had excellent suggestions for stops at a bakery, chocolate shop and grocery store. It was a beautiful autumn day and Diane's enthusiasm for being on the island that day was infectious. We felt as if it was a day trip with a friend. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her.