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Quebec City & Countryside Tour {Review}

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Post Last Modified – April 07, 2024 ¦ gr8traveltips.com

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Les Tours Du Vieux Quebec – City & Countryside Tour

If you’re traveling to Quebec City in 🍁 Canada and would like to see its most popular attractions, then I definitely recommend a …

🚍 Quebec City Countryside Tour 🚍
with – Les Tours Du Vieux Quebec.

We did just that and had a great day spent with this 🍁 Premier Canadian 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

Quebec City

Old Quebec City

 

Be prepared, this full day tour that runs from {10am to 6pm}, and is outstanding!

You start with a 2 hour guided city tour beginning in; Old Quebec City.

You board your bus just outside of the historic 🏰 Château Frontenac Hotel.

 

Historic Château Frontenac
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Les Tours Du Vieux Quebec Mini Bus

 

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, explaining the history of each site visited along the way. He outlined in great detail, answering all questions passengers had throughout the day.

 

Les Tours Du Vieux Quebec Mini Bus Driver

 

Your driver/guide will drive by some of the cities beautiful parks, luxury and residential neighborhoods.

There will also be stops at picturesque view locations and historical sites on this part of the tour.

 

Quebec City Monument

 

Many locations you will see include;

✔ Drive through Old Québec;
✔ The Plains of Abraham;
✔ The Fortified City;
✔ Château Frontenac;
✔ The Place-Royale and more.

Battlefields Park Quebec City

 

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 the time of year.

 

Streets Of Old Quebec City

 

The tourist information center is just steps away with 🚻 restrooms inside.

Many eateries can easily be found within this area as well, both for sit down or take out.

Countryside Tour

Les Tours Du Vieux Quebec Tour Bus

 

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;

✔ Montmorency Falls;
✔ Albert Gilles B Copper Art Museum;
✔ Island of Orléans;
✔ Chocolate shop (on the Island);
✔ Sainte-Anne de Beaupre Shrine.

 

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Montmorency Falls

Montmorency Falls Quebec

 

🌊 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.

 

Montmorency Falls Cable Cars

 

There’s a nice trail for visitors to walk along, as well as a suspension bridge located at the top, for superb viewing.

🚡 Cable cars will run you up to the top of the Falls, taking you to the suspension bridge.

 

Montmorency Falls Quebec City

 

A great stop and one not to be missed when visiting Quebec City.

 

Albert Gilles Copper Art Museum

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

Island of Orléans Bridge

 

It’s 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.

 

Historic Home Island of Orléans

 

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.

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Quebec City Skyline

 

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 and make purchases if you wish,

or just take a short stroll to soak in the scenery and take 📸 photos.

 

Island of Orléans Chocolate Shop
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Sainte-Anne de Beaupre Shrine

Sainte-Anne de Beaupre Basilica

 

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!

 

Sainte-Anne de Beaupre Basilica Interior

 

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.

This was a wonderful full day sightseeing tour, that everyone onboard thoroughly enjoyed. What a great way to see the many popular sites of Quebec City and its beautiful Countryside! 🙂

 

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We enjoyed this tour in the first week of October, and the changing colors of 🍂 Fall were spectacular!

 

Princess Cruise Ship Quebec City

 

This tour is also 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 below for your convenience.

Booking online reservations are highly recommended in advance of your arrival, do to popularity.

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🍁 Tours Du Vieux Quebec 🍁

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.

🗺 Be sure to check out the {Google Map} box at the bottom of this post for exact location. 🗺

 

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Although our Quebec City & Countryside Tour was in collaboration with Tours Du Vieux Quebec, rest assured all content and opinions are that of the author and reflect my personal experience only.

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“The Chateau Frontenac Hotel In Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, Holds The Guinness World Record For The Most Photographed Hotel In The World.”

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