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Citadelle de Quebec

Citadelle de Quebec: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Montreal: Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip

1. From Montreal: Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip

Explore the sights and history of Quebec City on a hassle-free guided 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. Start your day with a pickup from downtown Montreal. On arrival in Quebec City, visit sites like Place Royale, Old Quebec, Petit Champlain, Notre Dame Basilica, and the Quebec Citadel. Drive along Grande-Allee, 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-foot (83-meter) high falls. Then, get back aboard the bus for your return trip to Montreal.

Ice Hotel and City Tour in Quebec City

2. Ice Hotel and City Tour in Quebec City

Located 40 minutes from downtown Quebec City lies the beautiful Ice Hotel. Crafted entirely out of snow and ice, this impressive hotel is unique in North America. The hotel welcomes you to an array of amenities including beautiful ice sculptures, 30 rooms and suites, a chapel, an ice bar, and even a club! Quebec City is best known for its French influence amidst beautiful architecture and historic landmarks. As you make your way through the city, your tour guides will offer some insights on the proud local culture and explain the history of this magnificent city. This tour includes visits to Quebec City's most historical sites including the Latin Quarter and the Plains of Abraham; the site of a historic battle during the Seven Years' War. Stop at the famous Château Frontenac, the Quebec National Assembly, and visit the city's charming Notre-Dame Basilica. Visit the historic military fortifications of the Citadelle, see the local City Hall, and much more. An exclusive visit to the Ice Hotel and an exciting tour of Quebec City await you on this tour.

Quebec City Tour

3. Quebec City Tour

Quebec City is best known for its French influence within architecture and historic landmarks. On a 2-hour tour, be transported around the city to see its main sights and gain some insight into its rich history. On your tour, you will be taken to see the Latin Quarter as well as several other more modern neighborhoods in the city. Pass by the city ramparts, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being the only original city defense walls left standing in North America. Admire Place Royale and the Citadelle of Quebec, part of the old city. See where the Battle of the Plains of Abraham was fought, and visit important political and religious buildings including the National Assembly, the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, and City Hall. You also cannot miss the view of the famous Château Frontenac, probably the most famous building in the city.

Quebec City: 5-Course Dinner Cruise

4. Quebec City: 5-Course Dinner Cruise

Climb aboard the elegant Louis Jolliet pleasure boat and explore the different indoor and outdoor decks before you sit down to a gourmet 5-course dinner. Choose from 3 main course options (vegetarian and gluten free available) and taste local produce cooked and prepared by a chef and his team in the on-board kitchen as you cruise along the St. Lawrence River. Get stunning views of both banks of the river and learn about the rich history of Quebec City and Lévis. Benefit from the services of a bilingual guide, who will be on the outside deck to tell anecdotes and factual information to keep you entertained. Throw shapes on the different dance floors as the on-board DJ spins tunes to tempt you away from your table. Gaze at the star-filled sky on the outdoor deck, weather permitting, or dance the night away indoors and sip drinks at the bars on every level of the boat.

Quebec: Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour App

5. Quebec: Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour App

Downloading the Action Tour Guide App which will function as our personal tour guide, audio tour and map all in one. Once we have done that we can begin our tour of Quebec City from the parking area directly across from Parc Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde. From there we'll drive along the Saint Lawrence River until we reach the Petit Champlain area. Dating back to the 17th century, this historic district is the oldest shopping district in North America! Next up will be the Place Royale where we will learn about the French King Louis XIV and his peculiar contribution to the flourishing of what was known as New France. Driving through Old Quebec, we will get to know the different sections of the City and understand why the settlers chose to build it in the way they did. It will be impossible to miss the gorgeous City Hall which combines the Second Empire and the Chateau architectural styles into something which is truly amazing. Then we will come across the Morrin Centre which today is the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec but in actual fact was originally the first prison in Quebec. Continuing onwards, we will drive along the fortifications erected in the early 1800s to protect against possible invasion by the United States of America. These walls are the main reason Quebec was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Looking ahead, we will see the stunning Chateau Frontenac which is the most iconic building in Quebec. It is the largest and most luxurious Hotel in the City and the most imposing architecturally. After this we will see the Cathedral Basilica Notre-Dame de Quebec and the Holy Trinity, two of the earliest churches in the City of Quebec.   Heading on to Parliament Hill, we will discover the beautiful Parliament building which honors the figures integral to Quebec's founding. Progressing on, we will arrive at the sprawling park known as the Plaines d'Abraham where we will come to an overlook which it would be impossible not to photograph. From here we will be able to see La Citadelle, a fortress built in the 1820s to defend the City from invaders. Moving on, we will pass by the Musee Des Beaux Arts, home to more than 38,000works of art. Beyond that will be the Terasse Grey where British and French armies battled in 1759. Finally, we will drive down La Grande-Allee, a truly lovely avenue lined with shops, restaurants and cafes.   Our tour will conclude back on Parliament Hill just a short distance from where we began.

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What people are saying about Citadelle de Quebec

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,090 reviews

The trip was perfect from start with complimentary pick up from hotel in Montreal downtown. Very good bus driver and guide who had explained and shown us around. The quick brief intro tour of Quebec old city was very helpful when we were left on our own fir 2hours free time in the city. The Christmas decoration and snow made the December trip even more exciting but slightly chilly. Be prepared to warm up.

The driver was really nice. The guide too, he speaks with passion about his city, his country and his history, it's really touching. I find it a pity that we didn't have more time in the city; 2 hours of free time including the fact that you have to eat is quite short. But the activity was interesting and the city of Quebec really beautiful. Beautiful memories!

The tour was great. The tour agency picked us up and dropped us back at our hotel. Both the bus driver and tour guide were entertaining. Quebec’s Old Town was reminiscent of Europe and we had a great time walking the cobblestone roads, learning the history and enjoying shopping, food, and sightseeing of the château.

Amazing guide and driver. Took their time to explain all important places. Would recommend the tour for all.

Excellent trip and guide but the bus was too old ..