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Quebec City: Sightseeing Cruise

1. Quebec City: Sightseeing Cruise

Set sail on a captivating 1.5-hour cruise on the Saint Lawrence River and discover the city of Quebec and its surroundings. Departing from Chouinard Pier, this cruise will be a memorable experience that gives you a completely different perspective of Quebec City. During daytime crusies, the costumed guide, Louis Jolliet, will reveal the unsuspected history of Quebec City, the river, and the surroundings. Take time to relax on the outside terraces while admiring the exceptional view of the old fortifications, the Château Frontenac, the Montmorency Falls, Île d'Orléans, the Côte-de-Beaupré, and the Laurentian Mountains. Or choose to join an evening cruise and experience summer on the only floating terrace in Quebec City. A DJ will provide music and at the end of the night.

Quebec City: Montmorency Falls with Cable Car Ride

2. Quebec City: Montmorency Falls with Cable Car Ride

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Montmorency Falls with this ticket to Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and a round trip cable car ride to the top of the falls. Take advantage of free parking at the cable car station in Beauport.  Begin your visit at the cable car station and take the opportunity to discover the new trails at the foot of the falls. After your walk, take the cable car ride up to the top. You will see dazzling views of the falls, park cove, and Île d’Orléans. Once at the top, learn more about the history of the park at the interpretation center located in the Manoir Montmorency. You will also find a souvenir shop there. Continue to the suspension bridge hanging directly over the falls and listen to the water roaring beneath your feet. There are also a number of trails where you can enjoy the fresh air, peace and quiet, and beauty of the park.  The large-format maps on the park will guide you in discovering the panoramic circuit. You can stop to observe the different viewpoints available, or have a picnic. For the more adventurous, opt to go down the panoramic staircase. Clinging to the side of the cliff, this impressive staircase has no less than 487 steps. You will have ample opportunity to take well-deserved breaks during your descent. At the bottom of the stairs, feel the full power of the falls as you get splashed by the water. In winter, the fine splashes projected by the waterfall eventually freeze and form beautiful shapes. These splashes also form the famous Sugarloaf which is a very impressive natural ice cream cone at the foot of the falls. Finally, walk along the new contemplative walkway.

Quebec City: Hop-on Hop-off Open-Top Double Decker Bus Tour

3. Quebec City: Hop-on Hop-off Open-Top Double Decker Bus Tour

Explore Québec City aboard an open-top, double-decker bus and discover the sights that interest you most. Enjoy panoramic views as you journey past some of the city's most famous attractions, and get off as many times as you like in the day. Avail of 13 strategic stops and an onboard taped commentary with free headphones to create your own adventure in the city. Red City Loop Stops: • Place d'Armes • Quartier St-Roch • Musée de la Civilisation • Place Royale • Marché du Vieux-Port • Centre des Congrès • Observatoire de la Capitale • Manège Militaire • Plaines d'Abraham • Musée des Beaux-arts • Quartier Saint-Jean-Baptiste • Place d'Youville • Citadelle de Québec

Ile d'Orleans Bike Rental

4. 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, you’ll 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, you will 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 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: Charlevoix Maritime Museum Official Ticket

5. Quebec: Charlevoix Maritime Museum Official Ticket

For 40 years, the Maritime Museum of Charlevoix has been telling the story of wooden schooners and the cabotage on the St. Lawrence. Live a 360° experience, from the forest to the river, between culture and nature. Discover the old shipyard from 1946 and its four boats in dry dock. The museum also contains the multimedia experience 'Between Pitoune and Dynamite: The St-André Schooner' as real as the life of sailors in 1956. You will have access to a fun, technological and contemporary experience that will amuse young and old. Enjoy the 8.2-hectare park with a touch of poetry, a hebertism trail, a plant labyrinth, an arboretum, sculptures and picnic areas. Furthermore, a 4-kilometer course on its mountain trail in the Marine Forest will offer you a unique window on the St-Laurent river and the Isle-aux-Coudres. You can do the tour of the site in an hour and a half or spend a full day embracing all the museum and surroundings have to offer.

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What people are saying about Quebec City

Very relaxing cruise with great customer service and an extremely knowledgeable bilingual guide who did an excellent job taking the guest through the history of Quebec City. I highly recommend this cruise.

Learned so much of the area. Clean ship. Perfect amount of time great value

Like everythong , bar inside, dining gift shop. Crue are very friendly

Had an unlimited approach to the cable car, qhich helped a lot.

Fun way to see Quebec City and experience the St. Lawrence