Enjoy the best of Quebec's region with this driving tour around the city and our flavourful garden island !
Lets start the day with the discovery of Old Quebec. We'll stroll around Place Royale, Cradle of French Civilization, and nice narrow streets to discover secrets of Quebec, this wonderful Unesco Heritage World site.
I'll make history come alive by telling you anecdotes about people and places we will see on our way such as Chateau Frontenac, Notre-Dame & Holy Trinity Cathedral, Battlefields Park. . .
The journey will also make you feel and taste the superb Isle of Orleans, an entire island that is a designated historical district. This "Enchenteresse Island" will charm you with its scenery while you explore the island's cultural heritage. We will stop at authentic lovely family places so you can savour the island's bounty, and get the opportunity to sample some of their fresh products on the premises. Wine, chocolate and more . .
On our way back, we will take a pause at the splendid Montmorency Falls, 1. 5 time higher than Niagara Falls, where you'll admire a scenic view of the St. Lawrence River
Our day is flexible and is meant to accommodate your schedule and interests. Along the way we shall see:
The Old Quebec (walled city)
The National Assembly and Parliament hill
Battlefields Park and Citadel
And much more!
We will also discover Place Royale, the cradle of French civilization in North America, with a gentle walk in the heart of the old lower town. (if you wish and are in good shape, we can continue by walk in the old city, then get the car).
After the city tour, we will continue with some sightseeing on the Island of Orleans. Including a 1 hour stop for lunch at an authentic family orchards on the Island or similar depending of your choice (lunch not included). Then we will stroll around the island for some sample tastings at family-owned ciderplace, blackcurrant production, wine or homemade family chocolate / ice cream factory
A stop will also be made at waterfalls Montmorency to enjoy a breathtaking view on the city, river and island.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 6 hours
The duration of the tour might vary between 6h00 and 7 hours, according to the traffic, time for lunch and the pace while visiting.
This is mostly a vehicle tour, but there is a little bit of gentle walking involved.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 canadian - If you wish to take the funicular, 3$ per person.
Depending of your choice of lunch place, between 15-50$.
You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs, snacks, and restaurant meals.
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Our tour with Shadya was the highlight of our 7 day cruise. Shadya met us (& our luggage) at the pier in a very nice SUV. She is a professor of tourism, & captivated us with interesting & humorous stories of the history of Quebec City. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting Orleans, where Shadya took us to 2 wine tastings, a fantastic lunch overlooking a beautiful cassis winery, & introduced us to the most delicious chocolate dipped ice cream! She has an easy & warm personality, & gave us day we'll long remember.