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From Montreal: Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip

1. From Montreal: Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip

Explore the history of Quebec City on a hassle-free day trip from Montreal. Relax in the comfort of a premium bus as you begin the scenic journey with complimentary pickup from downtown Montreal hotels. On arrival in Quebec City, visit sites like Place Royale, Old Quebec, Petit Champlain, Notre Dame Basilica, and the Quebec Citadel. Drive along Grande-Allle, stop at the Chateau Frontenac, and admire Quebec's oldest skyscraper. Enjoy leisure time to explore the city’s winding streets and Quebec City’s oldest public stairs, Escalier Casse-Cou. Ride the funicular built into the cliff which links Upper and Lower Quebec for magnificent views of the river and its surroundings. Stop at the Plains of Abraham to see where the famous battle between French and English armies took place in 1759. Depart Quebec City’s Old Town for Montmorency Falls to enjoy extraordinary views of the impressive 274-foot (83-meter) high falls. Then, get back aboard the bus for your return trip to Montreal.

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Montréal: Electric Fat Tire Bike Ride on Mount Royal

2. Montréal: Electric Fat Tire Bike Ride on Mount Royal

Venture outdoors in the depths of winter and discover Montréal in all its splendor at a magical time of year. Don't be fooled; this is no time to stay indoors! Meet at the pre-arranged meeting point to head to Mount Royal by electric fat tire bike, designed to grip the challenging winter surfaces with ease. Benefit from the monster tires and powered wheels to make light work of the snow for first-timer bikers and seasoned cyclists alike. Like the Eiffel Tower and Empire State Building, Mount Royal can serve as a landmark to orient yourself in the city. Although in reality no more than a large hill in the heart of Montréal, Montréalers are proud of their "mountain." Immerse yourself in the beautiful nature and sense of space in the public park. Get wonderful views from the summit, where the lookout was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, famous for his work at New York's Central Park. Mont Royal doesn't let winter cramp its style. Its 190 hectares (470 acres) offer some of the city's most stunning skyline views from the top of its 3 peaks. The highest rises a modest 233 meters (764 feet) above sea level. Experience a sprawling playground perfect for cycling, and see Montréal from a different perspective.

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Montreal: 20 or 30-Minute Helicopter Tour

3. Montreal: 20 or 30-Minute Helicopter Tour

Start your helicopter tour of Montreal with a quick safety briefing from your pilot. Get to know the pilot and the aircraft to feel comfortable before you take off. Take a great photo in front of the helicopter and ascend into the skies to see the city from a totally unique perspective. Fly over the Quebec Capitol building at an altitude of 1,500 feet. Hover over the Olympic Stadium, Downtown Montreal and Mount Royal. The 20-minute ride will bring you back to the airport through the Old Port of Montreal and Victoria Bridge. Opt for the 30-minute tour and fly above the Saint Lawrence River over Parc Jean Drapeau and the Jacques Cartier Bridge. Continue to the Îles-de-Boucherville National Park and make your way over the picturesque countryside.

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Montreal: Private Day Tour to Parc Omega & Montebello Lodge

4. Montreal: Private Day Tour to Parc Omega & Montebello Lodge

Embark on a private day tour to discover more of Montreal than just the main city sights. Enjoy the local insights of your guide as you journey in the comfort a private vehicle for you and your group.  Your day begins with pickup from your accommodation. Enjoy a scenic drive through rural countryside to Omega Park, home to many species of Canadian wildlife. Drive through the park, enjoying opportunities to interact with friendly animals such as elk, deer, wild boars, and many others. Observe from up close wolves, bears, coyotes, foxes, buffalo, and caribou. The journey through the park will be between 2 to 4 hours with many opportunities for stops. Your group might want to enjoy lunch in the park paired with incredible scenic views. Next, travel to the nearby Montebello Lodge, the largest log building in North America. Built in 1930, the lodge is nestled in the heart of the scenic Montebello village and surrounded by nature. In the late afternoon, hop back in the vehicle for your return trip to Montreal. Tour concludes with drop-off at your accommodation between 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

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Montreal: Private Day Tour to Mont Tremblant

5. Montreal: Private Day Tour to Mont Tremblant

Take in the fresh air and stunning scenery of the Laurentian Mountains on this private day tour to Mont Tremblant.  Get picked up directly from your accommodation in Montreal and enjoy a 1.5-hour scenic drive through the Laurentian Mountains. Once you have reached Mont Tremblant you can do a light hike, take a gondola ride or take a stroll through the town and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, the choice is yours.  At the end of the day, your driver will take you back to your hotel where you will arrive between approximately 5.00 and 6.00 PM.

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Montreal: Private Day Tour to Ottawa

6. Montreal: Private Day Tour to Ottawa

Discover the history and culture of Canada's capital city Ottawa, just a 2-hour drive from Montreal.  Get picked up directly from your accommodation and enjoy a scenic drive through the charming Canadian countryside. On arrival in Ottawa, visit Parliament Hill, where you will see the stunning neo-Gothic Parliament Building that overlooks the majestic Ottawa River. Then, wander to ByWard Market, one of Canada's oldest and largest public markets. Next, take a stroll through some of the unique parks of Ottawa. If you’re feeling peckish, get some advice from your guide on the best places for lunch in Ottawa.  In the late afternoon, your driver will take you back to your hotel where you will arrive between 5.00 and 6.00 PM.

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From Montreal: Eastern Townships Region Day Trip

7. From Montreal: Eastern Townships Region Day Trip

Enjoy a relaxing day trip to the Eastern Townships region of Quebec province and discover its amazing natural beauty, cultural traditions, and rich history. Explore its country-side, picturesque towns, and marvel at the high-end retreat locations of Montrealers. After your complimentary pickup from your hotel in downtown Montreal, board the bus and embark on a 1.5-hour ride towards Austin. Stop at the Shore of Orford Lake from where you will be able to take pictures of both the lake and Mount Orford.  Next, visit Saint Benedict Abbey and admire the architecture of this jewel perfectly integrated with nature. Learn about monastic life and discover different products made by the monks. Arrive at Magog and visit the Park de Magog Bay and take in its marvelous scenery before heading to downtown for some free time where you can enjoy a quick lunch or snack at your own pace. Later, drive along the country roads to the village of North Hatley, a popular retreat from city life. Here, you will have a stroll and admire the scenery of Lake Massawipi.  Afterward, head towards the City of Sherbrooke where you will see Bishop's University, the only English-speaking university in Quebec outside of Montreal. Continue your journey to Marche de la Gare and discover local food products. Walk around downtown Sherbrooke and stop for a picture of its City Hall and Saint-Michel Basilica-Cathedral.  Venture into the upper scale neighborhoods of Sherbrooke and see its victorian style houses. Before heading back to Montreal, stop for a stroll in the beautiful green spaces of Jacques-Cartier Park.

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Montreal: Sugar Shack Maple Syrup Day Trip with Lunch

8. Montreal: Sugar Shack Maple Syrup Day Trip with Lunch

Embark on a private day trip from Montreal where you will explore an authentic Quebec Sugar Shack farm, see the process of how maple syrup is made from extraction to bottling, and enjoy an all you can eat lunch buffet at the farm. Begin your day being picked up from any downtown Montreal hotel. Once you are settled in the air-conditioned car you will begin your journey towards the Sugar Shack farm. Upon arrival, marvel at the natural beauty of the farm around you. Follow your guide around the farm where you will learn about maple trees and how maple syrup is made from them. Fun fact: Canada produces about 80% of the world’s pure maple syrup, and Québec alone makes up over 90% of the country’s production.  Once your tour around the farm is complete, feast on a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet lunch. After lunch, you will make your journey back to downtown Montreal where your driver will drop you off at your hotel.

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Montréal: Day Trip along the Chemin du Roy to Trois-Rivières

9. Montréal: Day Trip along the Chemin du Roy to Trois-Rivières

Embark on a sightseeing adventure of New France along the oldest road between Quebec City and Montreal, Chemin du Roy. Take in the landscape during the ride to the beautiful downtown of L'Assomption. Travel through time as your guide shows you the highlights of the city’s 300-year heritage. Admire eye-catching sites and residences that line the Saint Lawrence River as you continue your journey. See the birth home of Marie-Rosalie Cadron, an inspirational figure that challenged traditional positions in the mid-1800s. Embrace history as you step inside a general store established in 1915. Stop for a lunch break at your own expense before seeing the Moulin seigneurial de Pointe-du-Lac, a jewel of Quebec’s rural architecture. Explore Canada’s second oldest city, Trois-Rivières, on foot as your guide leads you through its picturesque downtown before catching breathtaking views of its waterfront. End your day trip with a visit to Notre-Dame-du-Cap Basilica where thousands come in pilgrimage each year. Relax as you take in the landscape once more during the ride back to Montreal.

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What people are saying about Montreal

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 670 reviews

A tremendously relaxing tour that was professionally and seamlessly conducted/operated by Chris. Highlights included witnessing a consortium of moose, wolves and bisons (observed from within the safe confines of a Honda Pilot), feeding trouts and driving by the Montebello Lodge. Highly recommended for anyone with a generous amount of time and a curious/adventurous mindset.

Our driver was amazing! It was a very icy travel day, however Richard was an excellent driver. We enjoyed his jokes and guidance for touring Quebec City. Our tour guide in the city was very knowledgeable. What a BEAUTIFUL city! I would highly recommend this tour. We will definitely return!

Had an amazing time. Tour guide was very informative and we learned a lot about Montreal and Quebec throughout the day. They make sure that you get the most out of the tour as well as free time for yourself to enjoy the scenery on your own.

From the pick up at the hotel to the drop off at the end this was one of the best and educational experiences o have ever participated in

It was excellent, we enjoyed every single minute, we would like to stay longer,