Quebec City is beautiful, oozing a real old world charm. Cobbled streets, designer boutiques, Parisian-style cafes, impressive architecture and intriguing history make this a holiday destination to remember.
See Canada's oldest city from the deck of a cruise boat on the St. Lawrence River. As you cruise along the shoreline, a guide relates the story of ‘New France' and tells you about the origins of Quebec's most famous landmarks. Relax and take in the spectacular views of the Chateau Frontenac, Cap Diamant, Ile d'Orleans and Montmorency Falls. And just when you think you have seen it all, you can hop on the famous Faubourg Elevator to visit the inspiring Saint Jean Baptiste district.
Whether you seek a chic city break holiday dining out on world-class cuisine and spending your days hitting the designer boutiques, or you are stopping off on your action packed self-drive tour, there is something for everyone waiting to be discovered on a Quebec City holiday.
Things to do
Parliament Hill is one of the most popular tourist spots in the city, and the impressive building is home of the National Assembly. The area surrounding Parliament hill is beautiful with unique neighbourhoods to explore and incredible architecture. The streets here are busy and are lined with Parisian-style cafes, restaurants, luxurious hotels and trendy nightclubs.
While in Quebec, a must is a visit to Montmorency Falls. Reaching higher heights than Niagara Falls, you have the unique experience of walking the width of this natural wonder via a suspension bridge. Take the gondola to the peak and walk the bridge across – certainly not for the faint of hearted – but you can always take the stairs up or down the length as well.
Popular things to do in Quebec City
Culinary Tour with Tasting
Discover culinary and cultural traditions of Quebec City and appreciate the special flavours and tantalizing aromas of local shops. Learn about local wine, beer, chocolate, cheese, pastries, crepes and many more.
Departures: Selected dates between May 1 to Oct 31, 2016
Duration: 2.5 hours
Gourmet Stop Tour
£38pp based on 2 adults
Embark on guided tour of the historical crescent of the Old Harbour in Quebec City, and take in the architectural beauty of the neighborhood while riding on a pollution-free cycle-rickshaw. Discover the heritage and gastronomic culture of Quebec City with a 20 minute stop at Old Harbour market. Meet the merchants, browse through the jewellery, soaps made of goat’s milk, and local liquors, and make sure to try some famous Quebec cheese. Solo: 1 person per rickshaw. Duo: 2 people per rickshaw.
Departures: Daily May 3 to Oct 18, 2015
Duration: 1 hour
Quebec City Tour
The tour provides a comprehensive orientation of historic and modern Quebec City. You will see the Latin Quarter, the Plains of Abraham, the Citadel, the Fortifications, the National Assembly, Place Royale, the Basilica and other points of interest within Quebec City. This tour is in English and French.
Departures: Daily Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2015
Duration: 2 hours
Quebec Guided Cruise
See Canada’s oldest city from the deck of a cruise boat on the St.Lawrence River. As you cruise along the shoreline, a guide relates the story of “New France” and tells you about the origins of Quebec’s most famous landmarks. Relax and take in the spectacular views of the Chateau Frontenac, Cap Diamant, Ile d’Orleans and Montmorency Falls. The tour is in English and French only.
Departures: Daily May 2 to Oct 18, 2015
Duration: 1.5 hour
Quebec – It’s River, It’s Landscape
Fly from the capital city of Quebec to the highest waterfall in Eastern Canada, Montmorency Falls. For more than 20 minutes, let your imagination soar as you take in the breathtaking scenery of the landscapes of Quebec: Old Quebec and its fortifications, the Plains of Abraham, and Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. Fly over the famous Montmorency Falls, and admire one of the most beautiful views of the St. Lawrence River and Ile d’Orleans.
Departures: Daily May 1 to Apr 30, 2015
Duration: 25 Minutes
Top tips for visiting Quebec City
Top Tip 1
• One of the best ways to see this beautiful city is on a St Lawrence River cruise. As you cruise along the shoreline, a guide relates the story of ‘New France’ and tells you about the origins of Quebec’s most famous landmarks.
Top Tip 2
• Take a trip to Old Quebec and take a snap of Chateau Frontenac, which is the most photographed hotel in the world. The old world European feel of this area is charming, with horse-drawn carriages, street entertainers, singers and artists offer something new around every corner.
Top Tip 3
• Visit La Citadelle – this star-shaped tower that sits above the St. Lawrence River offers an insight into the city’s history and is the only fully French speaking regiment in Canada.
Top Tip 4
• Wonder at the force of Montmorency Falls, which are actually 30m higher than Niagara Falls. In the summer take a scenic gondola ride up to the top of the falls and enjoy the spectacular views.
Top Tip 5
• Sample poutine, a traditional Canadian dish from Quebec that is made with french fries topped with a light brown gravy-like sauce and cheese curds. Definitely one for the foodies!
Top Tip 6
• Parliament Hill is one of the city’s most popular tourist spots and is surrounded by unique neighbourhoods to explore, and fantastic architecture to admire.
Top Tip 7
• Try a walking tour of Quebec City and learn about its interesting past and those who inhabited it throughout the centuries.
Top Tip 8
• For a fun family activity visit the city’s Aquarium and see the polar bears playing in the water. Be sure to visit the new Pavillon des profondeurs, where you can interact with jellyfish, seahorses and stingrays.
Top Tip 9
• Shopaholics should visit the Petit Champlain area in the old part of the city – there are lots of lovely designer boutiques here to explore.
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