Visit the city of Québec area and explore 400 years of history in the cradle of French civilization in North America.

This tour in and around Québec's capital city blends history, culture and the outdoors. It showcases Old Québec's architecture and culture, with their European and North American influences. Also enjoy a circuit tour of Montmorency Falls, Île d’Orléans and Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré.

15,7 km

Tour Old Québec on foot and visit Côte-de-Beaupré by car. You can rent a bicycle to ride around Île d’Orléans!



Day 1

Trendy neighbourhoods in the city of Québec Upper Town

The city of Québec iconic sites

Seeing the Château Frontenac, the world’s most photographed hotel, as well as the Plains of Abraham, Terrasse Dufferin, the fortifications, the Citadel, Parliament and the Tourny fountain, involves a lot of walking, but it’s worth every step!

Montcalm district

Marvel at the affluent homes along the Grande-Allée, heading toward the Montcalm district. Many of them house charming cafés and restaurants. And there are more along Avenue Cartier, which also boasts the dazzling Art in the limelight exhibition.

Day 2

Old Québec

Following in Champlain’s footsteps

From the statue of Samuel de Champlain to the Petit-Champlain district, the name of the city of Québec founder recalls the French presence in America since 1608. The Fresque des Québécois and the architecture, including Place-Royale, bear witness to this.

River cruise

For the best view of the city of Québec and Château Frontenac, hop aboard a boat! Take a day or evening cruise or simply take the ferry to Lévis—a 24-minute return trip—to admire the city of Québec from the river.

Festivities and night life

The city of Québec comes alive at night, in its cafés, bars, bistros, show venues and theatres, not to mention outside during the city’s many festivals, where outdoor stages are set up in Old Québec and on the Plains of Abraham.

Day 3

Côte-de-Beaupré and Île d’Orléans

Montmorency Falls and a tour of Île d’Orléans

Côte-de-Beaupré stretches along the St. Lawrence River east of Old Québec. Your first must-see: Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, to discover on foot or by cable car. Standing at 83 m, the falls are higher than Niagara Falls. Don't miss them!

Tour of Île d'Orléans

Across from Montmorency Falls, Île d’Orléans abounds with agritourism and historic sites. Enjoy a stunning 67-km loop around the island by car or bike. Good to know: you can camp on the island.

Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

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The Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré is dedicated to Saint Anne. It is the oldest pilgrimage site in North America, and has been welcoming people for over 350 years. It is well known for its paintings, mosaics, stained-glass and sculptures.