Montreal - Quebec City - Montreal (525 km)
Take a full-day excursion to Quebec City, the provincial capital and discover the historical treasures and wonderful "joie de vivre" atmosphere of Quebec City. Your expert guide provides narration as you tour through the only walled city in North America. Highlights include the Upper and Lower Towns, the Parliament Buildings, the Plains of Abraham, the Citadel of Quebec, Chateau Frontenac, Place d'Armes, Quebec National Assembly and the Notre Dame Basilica. A visit to Montmorency Falls, 30 meters higher than the world famous Niagara Falls, and a 1.5 hour cruise of the St. Lawrence River is also included. Overnight in Montreal.
Quebec City, QC
Quebec City is one of the oldest cities in North America. It was founded by Samuel de Champlain in 1608, and some of the architecture in Old Quebec dates back centuries. The Chateau Frontenac is the most famous landmark.
This impressive and breathtaking Second-Empire-style building is home to all of the governmental functions of Quebec. Construction on the imposing building took ten years beginning in 1877. The buildings is surrounded by statues of famous Quebecois.
Citadelle of Quebec
This fort has been an active military installation for almost two hundred years. It sits on a key bend in the St. Lawrence river and was originally intended to guard against an American invasion of Canada.
The Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac is a famous grand hotel and a National Historic Site of Canada. The hotel, which is essentially a castle, sits on a hilltop in the city, and is perhaps the most-photographed hotel in the world.
The Place d'Armes is a public square in Quebec City. At its center stands a large Gothic fountain, which was made as a tribute to the arrival of the Recollet Franciscan monks, the first missionaries to come to the area.
This small church got its name ("Victory") after a 1690 English attack on Quebec City was forced to retreat. It is located in the quaint, picturesque historic district of Quebec City.
The Montmorency Falls are 275-foot-high waterfall on the Montmorency River in Quebec, Canada, and mark the point at which that river drops off into the larger St. Lawrence. The area is very tourist-friendly and easily accessible.
Standard Hotel: Hotel Faubourg Montreal or similar