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Québec City: Evening Cruise with Live Entertainment

1. Québec City: Evening Cruise with Live Entertainment

Take advantage of the summer season on the only floating terrace in Quebec City. Whether you're with friends or are a couple, there are magical moments to be had on the St. Lawrence River as the city and the Château Frontenac are illuminated before your very eyes. Sit back and relax with a drink in hand on this cruise that begins at Chouinard Pier. Sail past iconic sights such as the Chateau Frontenac, Beauport, Montmorency Falls, Île d'Orléans, Sainte Foy, and more. With live entertainment, a special atmosphere, panoramic views, and multiple bars and terraces, don't miss this cruise during summer in Quebec City.

Quebec City: Island of Orléans Taste Trail

2. Quebec City: Island of Orléans Taste Trail

Visit the island of Orléans in the Saint Lawrence River on this air-conditioned bus tour from Quebec City. Take part in 5 mouth-watering tastings at 5 different stops throughout your day. Be picked up from Place d'Arme and travel towards the Island of Orléans to discover the flavors of the area. At each stop, taste products and discover their stories. Indulge in something sweet at Chocolaterie Ste Petronille (producer of chocolates, truffles, jams, and ice-cream soaked in chocolate) and at the Nougaterie of St. Pierre (a producer of nougats and other sweets).  Visit the Cidrerie Bilodeau (a producer of cider, juice, and apple jelly) and tickle your taste buds at the Vineyard of Mitan (a producer of white wines, red wines, and ice wines). Finally, reach the Tigidou jam makers. Taste creations cooked from fresh, seasonal berries. Learn more about the history and the beginnings of the colonization the area along the way. At the conclusion of your tour, return to Place d'Arme in Quebec City. 

Quebec City: Island of Orleans Wine Tour

3. Quebec City: Island of Orleans Wine Tour

Discover the wine country of Orleans on this guided wine tasting tour from Quebec. Visit three vineyards and learn all about the wine production process. Taste wines from the Domaine Sainte-Famille, Le Vignoble du Mitan, and the Vignoble Isle de Bacchus wineries. Take a tour throughout the vineyard and taste local wines. Learn all about the different products available and the differences in manufacturing techniques.  Enjoy the magnificent views of Montmorency Falls on the ride back to Quebec.

Quebec City: Cruise with 3-Course Brunch

4. Quebec City: Cruise with 3-Course Brunch

Brunch in style on a ship on the Saint Lawrence River. Come aboard and treat yourself to a charming 2.5-hour experience. The cruise sails Saturdays and Sundays during the summer. Depart Chouinard Pier, only a four-minute walk from Quebec City's Quartier Petit Champlain. Step aboard the AML Louis Jolliet and let yourself be tempted by the diverse selection of dishes concocted onboard by the chef. Brunch is served as a 3-course meal with your choice of delicious main course options (vegetarian and gluten free available). Taste local products cooked and prepared by a chef and a team in the on-board kitchen as you cruise along the St. Lawrence River. Sip on complimentary coffee or tea as you savor your meal. After brunch, set sail on a captivating 1.5-hour cruise on the St Lawrence River and experience Quebec City from a different perspective. Relax on the outside terraces and admire the exceptional view of the old fortifications, the Château Frontenac, the Montmorency Falls, Île d'Orléans, the Côte-de-Beaupré, and the Laurentian Mountains. Your costumed guide, Louis Jolliet, will reveal the untold history of Quebec city, the river, and the surroundings.

Ile d'Orleans: Electric Bike Rental

5. Ile d'Orleans: Electric Bike Rental

Pick up your bike at the rental shop at Motel Ile d'Orleans, close to the island's bridge. Upon arrival, you’ll get a safety introduction, and you can take your bike for a quick test ride. Enjoy a smooth ride on these modern electric bikes that allow you to cycle the island with ease. Before heading out on your ride, you will receive a map with a personalized route to help you discover Île d'Orléans. You also have the option to choose your own route as you go; this is a self-guided tour and the opportunity for discovery is endless. Plan between 3 to 5 hours for your cycling tour, including several stops along the way. Enjoy the option to stop for tastings of local farm products along the way, learn about the island’s history from the beginning of its colonization, and admire one of the region’s most beautiful landscapes. During your ride, you'll enjoy spectacular views over the Saint-Lawrence-River with endless opportunities to take great photos.

Quebec City: 5-Course Dinner Cruise

6. 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.

Île d'Orléans: Food Tasting and Cultural E-bike Tour

7. Île d'Orléans: Food Tasting and Cultural E-bike Tour

Meet your local tour guide at the Motel Ile d'Orleans, close to the island's bridge. Upon arrival, you'll receive detailed safety introduction and the chance to try the electric bikes in the parking lot. Your small group will follow the guide along the sidewalk of Chemin Royal, as there is no bike path on Ile d'Orleans. The tour is about 20 km and will take about 3 hours, taking you to the island's most beautiful village, St. Petronille. The first stop is the Gosselin farm. You'll taste the famous Strawberries of Ile d'Orleans and learn about local agriculture. You'll then visit the gardens of Charles E. L. Porteous' French manor, built in 1898. Your guide will underline the important role this building played through history. Heading further, you'll reach St.Petronille with its picturesque streets. At the Chocolaterie, in the village's heart, take a break from cycling and stroll on the St.Lawrence River's banks instead, enjoying the fantastic view of Quebec's skyline and ice cream dipped in home-made chocolate! Back on the bikes, take advantage of the powerful engine getting on top of the street, where the St. Petronille winery is waiting for you. Here, you can taste some of the island's best wines. On the way back, we'll enjoy beautiful perspectives of the St. Lawrence River and the Montmorency waterfalls. Be sure to take plenty of faboulous pictures. You'll leave beautiful Ile d'Orleans with great memories of an active day.

Ile d'Orleans Bike Rental

8. Ile d'Orleans Bike Rental

Start your cycling and sightseeing adventure by acquiring your rental bike at the rental shop at the Motel Ile d'Orleans, close to the island's bridge. Upon arrival, receive a safety introduction, and before you leave feel free to give your bike a test in the nearby parking lot. Before heading out onto the street, receive a map with a personalized course to discover Île d'Orléans. Alternatively, you may form your own path as you go; this is a self-guided tour and the opportunity for discovery is endless. Plan for around 3 hours to cycle around, including several stops along your way. Enjoy local farm product tasting (at your own expense) and admire one of the region’s most beautiful landscapes. During your entire ride, you'll enjoy spectacular views over the Saint Lawrence River with multiple possibilities to take great photos.

Quebec City: Half-Day Trip to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré by Boat

9. Quebec City: Half-Day Trip to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré by Boat

Discover Quebec on a unique and fascinating excursion that takes you on a river shuttle on the St. Lawrence river. Disembark and tour Montmorency Falls and the Chocolate Factory on Île d’Orléans. Depart from the Port of Quebec Harbor near the Louise basin locks. Don't forget to pick you your lunch box before boarding. Enjoy your lunch while on board or when you get to Ste-Anne-de -Beaupré where picnic tables are available. Enjoy the ride on the 1-hour river shuttle adventure between Quebec City and Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré for the best view of the lush scenery surrounding the St. Lawrence River. Next, disembark at Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré and take advantage of some free time to visit on your own the famous basilica Ste-Anne-de-beaupré. Then meet your guide and take an air-conditioned bus to Montmorency Falls. Parc de la Chute-Montmorency is a spectacular natural site with an 83-meter-high waterfall dominating the landscape. Take this opportunity to get close to it and soak in the energy of this amazing waterfall. Then go with your guide to the scenic Île d’Orléans and stop at the famous island's Chocolate Factory. See how chocolate is produced and have the chance to purchase your favorite chocolate. Finally, return by bus to Québec City at Place d’Armes where the tour ends.

Quebec City: Historical Walking and Tasting Tour

10. Quebec City: Historical Walking and Tasting Tour

This historical walking and tasting tour will take you on a journey into Quebec City's history alongside a licensed guide. Discover some of the hidden treasures of the city while enjoying local-flavored tastings and products, either along the way or after the tour. After meeting your guide for the day, set out on foot through the city's most charming streets. In between, you'll get to sample various locally produced goods such as cheeses, sausage, local vegetables, various drinks, and maple taffy. Get a local perspective of the city as you meet with local producers and learn about the regional terroir and its evolution through time. You'll be able to grasp all the richness of Quebec's history and culinary scene by the end of your tour.

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What people are saying about Quebec City

The tour itself was great.The bus was very comfortable and the sites visited were lots of fun.However the highlight of the tour was our guide Peter.He was extremely pleasant,very knowledgeable of the geography and history of l'île d'Orléans.His personality really brought the information to life.Great experience! We'll recommend to others.

Relaxed evening on the cruise with music, good food and drinks. Everyone in the family had a wonderful time.

This is a wonderful tour. The ebikes are terrific, knowledgeable guides, beautiful Island.

A very enjoyable afternoon. Beautiful scenery, friendly and knowledgeable guide.

Nice cruise with music. Can certainly get better spirits.