Day Trips from Quebec City to Île d'Orléans

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  • Quebec City: 1-Hour Express Double-Decker Bus Tour

    1. Quebec City: 1-Hour Express Double-Decker Bus Tour

    Make the most of your time in Quebec City and the later days of summer with an express orientation tour. Admire the historic Old Quebec, the Plains of Abraham, and the lively street, Grand Allée on a 1-hour tour. Climb aboard an open-top double-decker bus for an introduction to this world-famous city. Departing from the center of Old Quebec, you'll experience firsthand the European charm of the first French settlement in North America. Discover Quebec's historic charm on a delightful route that showcases the Old Town, the historic Plains of Abraham that serve as the lungs of Québec City, and Grand Allée - one of the most colorful streets in Quebec City.

    It had been raining on and off. Driver hastily dried all the top deck seats for passengers and was an interested, engaging host. During the ride we discovered a street filled with people and restaurants. We went back to that street for dinner and ran in to the FIRST live music and it was fabulous!! We stayed through dinner and to closing, making many new friends. The tour was informative and enjoyable.

  • Quebec: Grosse Île & Irish Immigrant Memorial Day Trip

    2. Quebec: Grosse Île & Irish Immigrant Memorial Day Trip

    On your day tour of Grosse Île you’ll meet period figures who will tell you about the daily lives of the immigrants and employees that resided in this quarantine station. Experience what the immigrants must have felt when they entered the disinfection building, and learn about medicine and immigration procedures here during the 19th and 20th centuries. You can choose to walk or hop on the tourist trolley to visit the central part of the island and the village where the quarantine station employees lived. Continue on to the hospital sector at the easternmost point of the island to visit the Lazaretto. Take a walk along the Mirador Trail and admire the views of the Isle-aux-Grues archipelago, taking in the natural treasures that await you at every turn. Retrace the footsteps of the Irish immigrants or linger a while at the memorial and think about what they experienced as they arrived i...

    Exceptional experience- I have been to many national historical sites. Struck me that this is being forgotten by Parks Canada. With COVID it has important significance. The staff were outstanding - few anglophones aware - do a better job Parks Canara

  • Quebec City: Montmorency Falls & Ile d'Orleans Half-Day Tour

    3. 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.

    The tour was really nice and they are very accommodating. We missed our original booking because we were late but they still honored it and allowed us to go on the tour the next day. I just wish we had more time on The island and on the falls and just totally skid the Copper Museum Tour.

  • Montreal: Quebec City & Montmorency Falls Day Trip

    4. Montreal: Quebec City & 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-...

    It is a great tour ... it is a pity that it doesn't take more free time to visit the upper Quebec area by yourself.

  • Quebec City: Island of Orleans Wine Tour

    5. Quebec City: Island of Orleans Wine Tour

    Your tour will begin as you depart from Quebec City at 1:00PM. From there you will begin your day visiting 4 vineyards and hearing about product explanations. You will begin with a visit to Domaine de la Source a Marguerite for a 30-minute tour, before moving on to Saint Pierre Le Vignoble. Following 30 minutes touring Saint Pierre Le Vignoble, you will advance onward to la Grange de l'Île and Vignoble du Mitan, spending 30 minutes at each of the sites. Throughout the experience you will enjoy tastings of different wines, as well as vineyard tours which will include explanations of the different products and manufacturing techniques. To conclude your tour in style, an aperitif will be served at the final stop. On the return trip to Quebec City, you will be able to enjoy the magnificent views of the majestic Montmorency Falls.

    Lovely tour of the island. Wineries were all unique and enjoyable. Our guide Peter was super knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommend!

  • Quebec City: 15, 30, or 45-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour

    6. Quebec City: 15, 30, or 45-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour

    Experience Quebec city from above on a breathtaking helicopter tour. Choose your own adventure with three unique tour options ranging from 15 to 45 minutes. Tours depart from a heliport near Jean Lesage International Airport, located just 20 minutes from downtown Quebec. Check in at the front desk then relax in the state-of-the-art facilities before your pre-flight briefing. Feel the thrill of anticipation and excitement as you take flight. Be lifted high above the city, admiring the sights from your seat. You'll wear audio headsets complete with microphones for easy communication. Enjoy one of the recorded multilingual audio tours available in English, French, German, or Spanish. Your flight duration depends on your selected option. Choose the 15-minute tour for a taste of Quebec's historic city from the Chateau Frontenac to the Plains of Abraham. The most popular option is a 30-minut...

    Super fun! Highly recomed it! Marc-Andre was an excellent guide. Lots of info on the places visited! Thanks for a great tour! Alex

  • Quebec City: Jacques-Cartier National Park Snowshoeing Tour

    7. Quebec City: Jacques-Cartier National Park Snowshoeing Tour

    Discover the winter landscape of Quebec during a day-trip outside the city in the snowy countryside. Leave the transport to the experts and benefit from round-trip transport from downtown Quebec City to Jacques-Cartier National Park. Discover the Park from a different perspective on a fun, low-impact outdoor winter activity.  Board the bus and enjoy the wintery scenery on the 30-minute drive to the park. At Jacques-Cartier National Park, receive all your equipment and your guide will explain easy-to-follow techniques. No experience is needed - if you can walk, you can snowshoe. This is a fun activity for active travelers. Follow your guide along quiet trails, experiencing winter beauty. Have plenty of opportunities to stop for photos and rest breaks. Explore the valley of Belleau Creek, admire the splendor of the Laurentian Mountains, and walk along the Sautauriski River. Discover the ...

    Alex was an amazing guide! He was energetic and very informative. And made a great ham and cheese sandwich!!

  • Whale Watching Tour from Quebec City

    8. Whale Watching Tour from Quebec City

    Get an adrenaline rush in the waters of the St. Lawrence Estuary on a full-day whale watching tour from Quebec City. Visit the whale kingdom of Charlevoix, driving along one of the most beautiful roads in the province, passing enchanting villages, such as Baie-St-Paul and Pointe-au-Pic, and the wilderness landscape of the Laurentian mountains. Every spring, up to 6 different whale species can be seen frolicking in their feeding grounds off the Charlevoix coast, and this tour provides the option to see them on board a specially designed cruise ship. A naturalist guide will introduce you to the environment and describe the habits of the different species found in the St. Lawrence Estuary. Some of the marine mammals, great whales, and cetaceans you can expect to see in the krill-rich waters are belugas, minkes, and the mighty blue.

    I understand that the tour was in Quebec. I understand that there would be more French than English spoken on the boat. However, it was FAR more French. I would not recommend this to my English-speaking friends.

  • Jacques-Cartier National Park: Ski-Shoeing Excursion

    9. Jacques-Cartier National Park: Ski-Shoeing Excursion

    Ski-shoeing offers you a way to see the Jacques-Cartier National Park from a different perspective while enjoying outdoor winter fun and low-impact exercise. No experience is needed for this sport - if you can walk, you can ski-shoe! With easy-to-follow techniques and ski-shoe gear provided, this 3 hour tour is suitable for beginners and experts alike. You’ll learn about Quebec forest from your experienced guide and capture great photos of the winter landscape. Bring your sense of adventure and see what the summer crowds are missing. You’ll meet your experienced guide at your hotel hall where you will take the bus for the park. After 30min, you will be in the main lodge where you bring your ski and trekking poles and simple-to-follow techniques to get you out on the trail. Once you’re ready, strap on your ski and follow your guide along quiet trails, experiencing winter beauty. You wil...

  • Quebec City: Jacques-Cartier National Park Mountain Biking

    10. Quebec City: Jacques-Cartier National Park Mountain Biking

    Prepare for an exhilarating adventure in Jacques-Cartier National Park on a mountain bike with oversized (fat) tires. Leave the transportation to the experts and benefit from a round-trip transfer from downtown Quebec City. Admire the landscape and nature of the surrounding mountains as you bike the trails.  Board the bus and enjoy the scenery on the 30-minute drive to the park. Arriving around 10:00 AM at Jacques-Cartier National Park, receive all your equipment and your guide will explain easy-to-follow techniques. The route begins on the vast plateaus of the park. Cruise down old forest paths into a coniferous forest. The trail then follows a river and crosses the territory of moose and black bears.  Halfway through the tour, take a break by the river to enjoy lunch. At the end of the route, around 3:00 PM, savor a cold beer from a local microbrewery — a perfect reward for completin...

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What people are saying about Quebec City

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3.9 / 5

based on 405 reviews

It was an amazing experience.I enjoyed the comfort of the bus, the ride, the driver was nice and funny. It was worthy for the price. We saw the beauty of the county.

Super fun! Highly recomed it! Marc-Andre was an excellent guide. Lots of info on the places visited! Thanks for a great tour! Alex

It is a great tour ... it is a pity that it doesn't take more free time to visit the upper Quebec area by yourself.

Amazing to learn about quarantine station held between 1832-1937 .

Great way to see the city! So informative and fun. We loved it!