Canada cruise passengers will discover the delights of “the Paris of America” when booking Quebec City shore excursions that range from a day trip to Montreal to an evening sugar shack experience. The city has a distinctly European feel from the cobblestone streets of Old Quebec in Upper Town, to the Lower Town area that borders the St. Lawrence River.
You can enjoy the many charms of the city when booking Quebec City cruise tours that offer the best sights of historic Quebec, including the Place Royale, the site of “New France.” See Chateau Frontenac, Quebec’s most recognizable building and a world-class luxury hotel. Visit Montmorency Falls Park to view a waterfall that is higher than Niagara Falls.
One of the most well-liked of Quebec City shore excursions is a day trip to Montreal, where you’ll be treated to a guided tour of the glorious Notre Dame Basilica, a magnificent Gothic Revival-style church where the city’s Roman Catholics have worshipped since 1830. Close by, enjoy wandering around Place Jacques-Cartier Square, long considered the heart of Montreal; stop at McGill University, the city’s oldest university and one of the most prestigious in Canada, founded in 1821; visit Mount Royal and the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1976 Olympic Games.
To learn about the area’s earliest settlers, book Quebec City shore excursions that include a visit to the Wendat First Nations community, a quiet wooded reserve adjacent to the city that is home to French-speaking Huron-Iroquois Native Americans. Be guided through the Wendake Museum, and discover in a series of showcases, their traditional ways and spiritual beliefs. Visit the longhouse to hear stories told by native guides of the tribe’s heart and heritage. Experience Quebec City like a native: Spend an evening at a sugar shack, where you’ll be treated to an in-depth look at the maple sugaring process, along with an all-you-can-eat Quebec-style feast, with music, dancing, and an old-fashioned taffy pull – a treat for the whole family.
To witness some of Quebec’s most beautiful countryside and spectacular natural sights, take a tour that travels along the Saint Lawrence Waterway to St. Anne Canyon, a gorge that’s been carved out of eons-old rock with a spectacular waterfall and three suspension bridges. Enjoy picture-perfect perfect views from several lookout points. As a grand finale, sample wine at a local vineyard and hear about Quebeҫois methods for making red, white, and fortified wines.