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About Quebec City

Always a highlight of a 'Fall Foliage' cruise along the New England and Canadian coastline, Quebec City is a living testimonial to the grace of Old Europe. Its steep cobbled streets make an atmospheric counterpoint to the trees blazing crimson, yellow and gold and creating one of the most dazzling spectacles on earth.

Artists display their wares in its tree-lined squares and Europhiles can shop for fine antiques and savour fine coffee, croissants and La Vie Francais in Parisian-style pavement cafés.

Do not miss the magnificent view from the turrets of medieval-style Chateau Frontenac, which dominates the city. Despite its appearance, this hotel-cum-museum dates from the 19th century, when it was constructed by the Canadian and Pacific Railway Company. A visit here for afternoon tea-with-a-view will make a perfect end to a day ashore.

 

Shore excursions in Quebec City

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Countryside of Quebec

Activity mediumRefreshments included

Duration: 4 hours

Experience the splendour of French Canada’s countryside as you drive into the foothills of the Laurentian Mountains.

The sparkling Lac (lake) Beauport, surrounded by emerald forest, is an unforgettable location to soak up the beauty of the Laurentian Mountains. Nestled in the foothills of the mountain range, the surrounding colours of the foliage in autumn creates an impressive view.

Take a step back in time as you cross the bridge to the Ile d’Orleans, where you will enjoy a scenic drive through the picturesque villages of traditional, rural Quebec. First settled by the French over 350 years ago, the island is a veritable open-air museum, boasting more than 600 heritage buildings. A stop will be made at an authentic ‘Sugar Shack’, where you can learn about the production of maple products and sample the sweet maple taffy.

At the Montmorency Falls admire the 272 foot high waterfall, the highest in the province and 1½ times as high as Niagara Falls.

During your tour, tea, coffee and a sweet treat will be offered.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Please be advised that there is a 10 minute walk on level ground at the top of the falls.

Highlights of Quebec City

Activity medium

Duration: 3½ hours

Hailed as the ‘most French city outside of France’, Quebec offers a charming spectacle of sights.

Discover the charm of this wonderful city as you pass by sites such as the Dufferin Terrace, the National Battlefields Park, a beautiful 250 acre park located on the cliffs overlooking the St Lawrence River, the Laval University Campus, and Place Royale, a beautifully restored market square of typical 17th and 18th century stone architecture in the heart of the lower town. Your route will also take you along the Grande-Allée, the ‘Champs-Élysées’ of Québec.

Enjoy spectacular views at Cap Diamant overlooking the St Lawrence River, and visit the ‘Observatoire de la Capitale’ that offers a breathtaking 360° view of Quebec City from a height of around 725 feet. You’ll take the lift up to the 31st floor, where the city views will stretch way out in front of you.

Take a walk through the old Citadel that constitutes part of the fortifications surrounding Quebec’s old city, a UNESCO world heritage site. You’ll also have the opportunity to view Quebec’s most celebrated landmark, the Chateau Frontenac.

At the end of your tour and time permitting, you may choose to explore the town independently and make your own way back to the ship.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach or city bus and on foot. Passengers are advised that there is a moderate amount of walking over cobblestone and uneven surfaces. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. There are 3 lifts at the Observatoire de la Capitale, each holding 10 passengers and some delays may be experienced. The order of itinerary may vary.

 

A selection of cruises to Quebec City

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