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Quebec City: Summer

  • Musée du Fort
  • Bike ride to Montmorency Park
  • Ziplining over Montmorency Falls
  • Plains of Abraham Discovery Center
  • Kayaking around Île-d'Orleans
  • Citadel & Paratrooper Museum
  • Hiking in Jacques Cartier National Park
  • Poutine & Breton-style Crêpes


This itinerary puts a summer spin on our classic Quebec City trip.
We'll explore Old Quebec - the historic district of the city - which feels like an old European city with its narrow cobbled streets, historical buildings, universities, convents and churches, plazas and parks, shops and restaurants. It's a pleasure to explore on foot.
We'll also bike out to Montmorency Falls where we'll zipline across the river, take a guided kayaking trip on the Saint Lawrence River along the shore of Île d'Orleans, and head inland to hike Jacques Cartier National Park with one of the park rangers.
Day City Overview
1 Quebec Meet your Program Director and enjoy the ride straight to the heart of Old Québec City. Check into 4-Star Hotel Clarendon conveniently located in the heart of the old town at Place de l’Hotel de Ville. Navigate to Place d'Armes, where the historic battles for Quebec City are played out on a massive scale model of the city at the the Musée du Fort. À la carte dining at the hip and trendy Cosmos on Grand Allée followed by a Ghost Tour of the old city.
2 Quebec Hearty breakfast of Breton-style stuffed Crepes at Casse-Crêpe Breton then shop the local boulangerie for bagged lunches. Bike out to Montmorency Falls and zipline across the river as it tumbles over the cliffs into the Saint Lawrence River. Picnic overlooking the falls then bike back to the city. Compare French and British Military Strategy, participate in Artillery and Infantry drills then help conduct Field Medical Procedures at the Plains of Abraham Discovery Center. Shopping time on Rue Saint-Jean then freshen up at the hotel before heading out to dinner.
3 Quebec Hearty breakfast at Bistro Les Trois Garçons. Transfer out to Île d'Orleans for guided kayaking on the Saint Lawrence River then transfer back to the city for lunch (and dinner reconnaissance) on Rue Saint-Jean / Grande Allée. Guided tour of the Citadel of Quebec followed by time to explore the Paratrooper Museum (the museum of the Royal 22e Regiment, colloquially referred to as “The Vandoos”) and shopping. Freshen up back at the hotel before heading out to dinner.
4 Quebec Hearty breakfast at immensely popular Le Cochon Dingue “The Crazy Pig”, then shop the boulangerie next door for bagged lunches. Transfer to Jacques Cartier National Park for a guided hike through the forest with one of the park rangers. Learn about Canadian flora and fauna, enjoy a picnic, and swim in the Jacques Cartier River. Finally, it's time to head home. Au Revoir Québec!