Québec City: Three Day Spring Tour

Québec City: Three Day Spring Tour
Québec City is a bustling metropolis with a perfect mixture of sophistication and playfulness, and history-soaked preserved quarters tucked away around town. Attend a Battlefield workshop on the Plains of Abraham, travel to Côte de Beaupré to see the Montmorency Falls, tour the Copper Museum and head back to the city to explore Vieux Québec.
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Day 1 Bonjour Québec
Travel to Québec City and meet your tour director
Historical Animation of Walled Upper Town
La Terrasse DufferinChâteau Frontenac photo stopCap Diamant overviewRue du TrésorNational AssemblyPlace des Armes
Plains of Abraham visit
Details: Historical Animation of Walled Upper Town
French-speaking patrons enjoying croissants in cafes. Ornate church spires peeking out from within the city walls. Is this really North America? Explore the Old World grace of Quebec City with your Tour Director as you stride along 17th century cobblestone streets. Historical animation of Upper Town conducted by your Tour Director. Stops include the beautifully lit National Assembly, Dufferin Terrace, Chateau Frontenac, famous architecture such as Aux Anciens Canadiens, gates and walls of Vieux Quebec, rue du Tresor (artist’s street) and the most photographed cannon ball in Quebec.
Details: La Terrasse Dufferin
Navigate your way through the street performers, vendors and tourists on this landscaped promenade for one of the best views of the St. Lawrence River, Levis & Lower Town.
Details: Cap Diamant overview
Standing on the highest edge of the Citadelle with the city of Québec below, learn about the history of Québec, the significance of Cap Diamant, and the military fortress, the Citadelle.
Details: Musée du Fort visit
During a sound-and-light diorama at Musee du Fort, students experience the famous sieges that led to the battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759.
Details: Plains of Abraham battlefield re-enactment
Visit the Plains of Abraham where your tour director will discuss the events that took place on September 13, 1759. The students, divided into two teams representing the troops of Generals Wolfe and Montcalm, re-enact the famous battle.
Details: One-hour “musical extravaganza” (only available in May & June)
Get your creative juices flowing during a one-hour musical extravaganza where students, teachers and tour directors get to sing, dance and act.
Details: Dinner and traditional entertainment at a sugar shack
Students enjoy a hearty authentic Québecois meal complete with traditional music and entertainment. After dinner there is a presentation on the production of maple syrup including a taffy pull.
Day 2 Rural Quebec Experience
Breakfast
Côte de Beaupré Excursion
Chemin RoyaleBasilica of Ste-Anne de BeaupréBoulevard Ste AnneSt. Lawrence RiverSeigneurial Farming System
Details: Côte de Beaupré Excursion
Explore the parks, wildlife reserves, religious heritage buildings, ancient ancestral houses and famous sugar shacks of Cote-de-Beaupre. This charming little village is the ultimate escape from the big city and provides visitors with a picturesque landscape to explore, breathtaking architecture to see and a rich history to discover.
Details: Picture stop at Montmorency Falls
Located just minutes from Québec City, the water at Montmorency Falls plummets 84m and makes for a spectacular sight.
Details: Albert Gilles Copper Art Museum visit
Students visit Albert Gilles Copper Art Museum and discover the mysterious atmosphere of a copper mine. See the copper bearing rocks and then admire the fine artifacts collected around the world. Later, students participate in a hands-on demonstration on the art of Repoussé.
Details: Evening dinner dance at Manoir Montmorency
The Manoir Montmorency, perched dramatically at the top of Montmorency Falls, hosts an event exclusive to Keating by Explorica. Within the walls of this elegant, reconstructed country villa, students enjoy a sumptuous dinner. Afterwards, a DJ provides the beats for a dance that promises to be a highlight of the trip. *Minimum 20 participants
Day 3 Au Revoir Quebec
Breakfast
Spirit of Lower Town
l’Escalier casse-cou (breakneck steps)Notre-Dame-des-VictoiresQuartier du Petit ChamplainFresque des Québecois
Free time to explore Vieux Quebec
Travel home
Details: Spirit of Lower Town
Explore the Old World grace of Québec City with your tour director as you walk along 17th-century cobblestone streets and past famous sights such as Place Royale, Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church, Batterie Royale and the Quartier Petit Champlain.
Map of Quebec
Tour Includes:
  • Round-trip transportation
  • 2 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms
  • Hot Breakfast daily (note: Continental breakfast will be provided at Budget or Residence style hotels)
  • Dinner daily (except departure day)
  • Full-time services of a professional Tour Director
  • Guided sightseeing tours and city walks as per itinerary
  • Visits to select attractions as per itinerary
  • Overnight security chaperone
  • Tour Diary™
  • Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.

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