Québec City: Four Day Spring Tour

Québec City: Four Day Spring Tour
Wander down Québec’s charming Rue du Trésor, an outdoor gallery located in a narrow alley of the city, visit the Musée du Fort for a multi-media journey into Québec’s history, and travel to Côte de Beaupré to discover the rural side of this great city.
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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 stopRue du TrésorCap Diamant overviewNational AssemblyPlace des Armes
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 Québec 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 Québec.
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: Dinner
Enjoy a delicious meal inspired by the local cuisine.
Day 2 Explore the Old City
Spirit of Lower Town
l’Escalier casse-cou (breakneck steps)Notre-Dame-des-VictoiresQuartier du Petit ChamplainFresque des Québecois
Plains of Abraham visit
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.
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: Historical Facts Finding Rally
Explore and discover Vieux-Québec filled with original architecture and historic statues during an interactive historic facts finding rally.
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
Enjoy a delicious meal inspired by the local cuisine.
Day 3 Rural Québec experience
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: Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré guided visit
Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre is an insight into understanding the importance of religion on the history of Québec. See the sight where thousands of pilgrims journey to pay homage to Ste-Anne every year.
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 4 Au revoir Québec
Travel home
Details: Village-des-Hurons Wendake guided visit
Discover the world and culture of Québec's indigenous peoples as you explore this authentic recreation of a traditional Huron site.

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    Day 4 Discover Place Royal
    Details: Promenade des Gouverneurs walk
    Anchored on a sheer cliff, the Promenade des Gouverneurs extends for nearly a kilometer and provides magnificent views over the St. Lawrence River and an enjoyable passage between Vieux-Québec and the Plains of Abraham.
    Details: Place-Royal Interpretation Centre visit
    Visit the Place-Royale Interpretation Centre and discover one of the oldest districts in North America. In 1608, this culturally and historically significant area was the site of Champlain’s first French colony in North America.
    Details: Dinner
    Enjoy a delicious meal inspired by the local cuisine.
    Day 5 Au Revoir Quebec
    Travel home
    Map of Quebec
    Tour Includes:
    • Round-trip transportation
    • 3 overnight stays (4 with extension) 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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