Post Last Modified – October 27, 2020
Les Tours Du Vieux Quebec – City & Countryside Tour
If you’re traveling to Quebec City and would like to see its most popular attractions, then I recommend a Quebec City & Countryside Tour with Les Tours Du Vieux Quebec. We did just that and had a great day spent with this tour company.
Experience the sites of Quebec City in the morning and continue on in the afternoon to view its beautiful countryside.
A Full Day Guided Quebec City & Countryside Tour
Be prepared, this full day tour runs from 10am to 6pm and is outstanding! You start with a 2 hour guided city tour beginning in Old Quebec City, just outside of the historic Château Frontenac.
Along the way, your very informative driver/guide will take you to some of the cities most popular tourist attractions. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable on the history of each site visited, outlining each place visited in full detail.
Your driver will stop and drive by beautiful parks, luxury residential neighborhoods, picturesque view locations and historical sites on this part of the tour.
Many locations you will see include;
Drive through Old Québec;
The Plains of Abraham;
The Fortified City;
The Place-Royale and more.
This portion of the tour ends at the spot where it began. It’s time for a break in between the two tours for lunch. Break times will vary depending on traffic and time of year.
The tourist information center is just steps away with washrooms inside. Many eateries can easily be found within this area for sit down or take out.
In the afternoon, it’s time to board the fully equipped double decker tour bus to begin the countryside portion of the tour. This will take a good 4 ½ hours.
Our outstanding guide/driver led us out of the city driving along the Beaupré Coast. Stops along the way will include;
Albert Gilles B Copper Art Museum;
Island of Orléans;
Chocolate shop (on the Island);
Sainte-Anne de Beaupre Shrine.
Montmorency Falls is absolutely spectacular and without a doubt, one of the natural wonders in the Québec City region. The Falls stretch upwards for over 240 feet, which is approximately 90 feet higher than world renowned Niagara Falls.
There’s a nice trail for visitors to walk along, as well as a suspension bridge located at the top for viewing. Cable cars will run you up to the top of the Falls taking you to the bridge.
A great stop and one not to be missed when visiting Quebec City.
Albert Gilles Copper Art Museum
Visit the works of world renowned copper craftsman Albert Gilles. His work has carried on for generations, with the Gilles family creating exquisite copper creations for you to view and/or purchase at this brief stop.
Island of Orléans
Its then on to the Île d’Orléans, located along the Saint Lawrence River just a few miles east of downtown Quebec City. A very picturesque and very historic small island, about 18 miles long and only 5 miles wide. It is reached from the mainland by crossing a bridge for traffic, or boat otherwise.
Filled with history, the Ile D’Orléans was supplied by Jacques Cartier, who renamed the Island in 1536 after François I, son of the King of France, Duke of Orleans. Along the way, you’ll pass by some very historic homes dating back centuries.
The views of the St. Lawrence River and back towards Quebec City are outstanding. While on the Island, we made a brief stop at the Chocolate shop. There’s a chance to view the shop, make purchases or just take a short stroll to soak in the scenery and take photos.
Sainte-Anne de Beaupre Shrine
Hopping back on board, it was time to cross back over the bridge and make our way to our final destination the Shrine of Sainte Anne De Deaupre.
This is the Oldest Pilgrimage Site in North America, dating back 350 years. This renowned site is dedicated to Saint Anne, the grandmother of Jesus. This very popular and beautiful attraction welcomes over one million visitors each year!
The grounds house the spectacular Basilica, along with historic statues, chapels and much more. A beautiful site for worshippers and/or for photographs.
After a short visit, it’s time to make our way back to Old Quebec City where the tour began. A wonderful full day and a great way to see the sites of Quebec City and its Countryside.
We enjoyed this tour in the first week of October, and the changing Fall colors were spectacular!
This tour is perfect for those arriving to the city by Cruise Ship and have a full day or 2 to enjoy the sites and attractions.
For more detailed information on this tour and the many others Tours Du Vieux Quebec offers, I have included their Official website link for your convenience. Booking online reservations are highly recommended in advance of your arrival, do to popularity.
As well, I’ve included the Official Quebec Tourism website link below. Their site is filled with everything you need to start planning your travels to this beautiful Province on the east coast of Canada.