Discover Montreal and Quebec City
Detailed Itinerary - 2017
11:00 am Arrive to Montreal. The bus will make the first stop at the Mont Royal beautiful lookout, the mountain from which the city takes its name. We will go up to the TOP where beautiful views of this metropolis await.
11:45 am After photos have been taken and views immortalized we will go back to the bus and head towards Montreal's downtown. We will be dropped off at our hotel where we will leave our bags.
12:00 -1:30 pm We suggest taking an hour and a half for lunch.
2:00 pm After having some food we will go for a Group walk of the City of Montreal's old town. We'll make our way through the Vieux-Montreal cobbled stone streets, hitting landmarks such as: Place Jacques-Cartier, crowned by the beautiful City Hall building; the 'Marche de Bonsecours' inaugurated in 1847, and acknowledged as one of Canada's ten finest heritage buildings; the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours chapel, Montreal's oldest chapel (350 years old); typical rue St Paul, Place d'Armes and the Notre-Dame Basilica, considered North America's most beautifully decorated church.
Check our "Places of Interest in Montreal" section below to familiarize yourself with the city and the many interesting things to do.
5:00 pm Around this time we will head back to our hotel, check in and take a break.
6.30 pm Meet at the lobby of the hotel and lets discover downtown Montreal before we head out for dinner.
CANADA in the WILD
Itinerary for September 17, 2016
Here is your itinerary:
8:45 am Meet us at 90 University Private, Ottawa, K1N 6N5. This is a residence building on the University of Ottawa campus [See our map below]. The Ottawa Residences Building is right in front of a big parking lot where our bus will pick us up. Here you will have a chance to gather and get to know your fellow travellers before we set out.
9:00 am The bus departs at 9:00 am sharp. Don’t be late, we will not be able to wait for you and we do not want you to miss this awesome trip.
7:00 am- 9:00 am Our hotel comes with a full hot breakfast buffet. Come and enjoy it from 7 am to 9 am.
10:00 am At this time we will check out of our hotel, board the bus and head to Quebec City. Sit back and enjoy the 3 hour ride to Canada's oldest city. We will make a stop on the way to buy some lunch.
2:00 pm Arrive to Quebec City! We will make a brief stop at our hotel to drop the bags and will continue to the Vieux Quebec. Get ready to be transported to Europe. This part of the city is not only the only remaining"walled" city in America but also the oldest and most European of them all.
From this time until about 6 PM we will go for a Group Walk where you will be able to see beautiful places like: The Quebec Parliament buildings, Chateau Frontenac, Quartier de Petit Champlain, Place Royal, Terrace Dufferin and so much more!
6:00 pm Let's take the Ferry to Levy, the city across the river for spectacular views of Old Quebec. Then we will take a break and find a spot for dinner. We will go to an area where you can enjoy some food. Quebec is recognized for its cuisine, so go ahead and try some of the wonderful french dishes the city has to offer.
8:00 pm Around this time we will leave the restaurant and slowly make our way to the meeting spot where the bus will be awaiting for us. We will head to the hotel where we will get a well deserved night of sleep.
Check our "Places of Interest in Quebec City" section below to familiarize yourself with the city and the many interesting things to do.
Places of Interest in Montreal
Places of Interest in Quebec City
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and national shrine on Westmount Summit in Montreal, Quebec. It is Canada's largest church and the twenty-seventh largest church building in the world
Notre-Dame Basilica is a basilica in the historic district of Old Montreal and considered the most beautifully decorated church in North America
The five-story Montreal City Hall is the seat of local government in Montreal. Stately, 17th-century office of the mayor featuring a host of exhibits plus guided tours.
Montreal Botanical Garden
The Montreal Botanical Garden is a large botanical garden in Montreal, comprising 75 hectares of thematic gardens and greenhouses
Mount Royal is a large volcanic-related hill or small mountain in the city of Montreal, immediately west of downtown Montreal, the city to which it gave its name
The Montreal Biodome is a facility located at Olympic Park in the Montreal neighbourhood of Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve that allows visitors to walk through replicas of four ecosystems found in the Americas
7:00 am- 9:00 am Our hotel comes with breakfast included. Enjoy breakfast from 7 AM to 9 AM
10.00 am Check out of the hotel, put your bags in the bus and let's head to the city center once again. This time we would like you to check out other parts of the old city such as The Citadel, Observatoire de la Capital or any other museums or parks that make this place unique.
12.00 Let's get some food and catch the bus to visit the Montmorrency Falls. We will stay here for approximately 1.5 hours.
1:30 pm Meet at the bus, hop on and let's start the return to Ottawa. We will make some stops along the way for washroom breaks and food.
7:00 pm Arrive to 90 University in Ottawa. It is customary to tip your bus driver at the end of the trip. We suggest $5 per person. Our guides will pass by your seats on the way back for those of you who would like to contribute to the bus driver tip.
What To Bring: Your camera, water bottles, good walking shoes, some changes of clothing including warm stuff, your adventurous spirit and extra money for food and souvenirs!
Quartier de Petit Champlain
Petit Champlain is a neighbourhood in Quebec City. It is located in the district of Vieux-Québec near Place Royale. Its main street is the Rue du Petit-Champlain at the foot of Cap Diamant. It is the oldest commercial district in North America.
Ferry Cruise on the St Lawrence
This Ferry Cruise offers spectacular views of Old Quebec City, Cap-Diamant, the Château Frontenac and Dufferin Terrace from the water. At night, the reflections in the water’s surface of the buildings lighting up the skyline add a romantic touch to the crossing.
Terrasse Dufferin and Chateau Frontenac
Have you ever wondered what is the most photographed hotel in the WORLD?! You will be able to see it with your own eyes. Chateau Frontenac is a grand, castlelike hotel overlooking the St. Lawrence River. It is surrounded by the beautiful Terrasse Dufferin where you can admire the St Lawrence river and the lower part of town.
Place Royale is must see charming plaza in the heart of old Quebec City. It is like stepping back in time and visiting old Europe.
The Montmorency Falls (French: Chutes Montmorency) is a large waterfall on the Montmorency River in Quebec.
The falls, at 84 metres (276 ft) high and 46 metres (151 ft) wide, are the highest in the province of Quebec. They are 30 metres (98 ft) higher than Niagara Falls. The basin at the foot of the falls is 17 metres (56 ft) deep. The falls were given this name in 1613 by Samuel de Champlain. He named them in honour of Henri II, duc de Montmorency, who served as viceroy of New France from 1620 until 1625.
Basilique Cathedrale Notre Dame de Quebec
The Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec ("Our Lady of Quebec City"), located at 16, rue de Buade, is the primatial church of Canada and the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Quebec, the oldest in the Americas, north of the Spanish colonies in Florida and New Mexico
Located on this site since 1647, the cathedral has twice been destroyed by fire throughout the centuries.
Observatoire de la Capital
Observatoire de la Capitale is Québec City’s highest lookout point. It offers visitors breathtaking panoramas from 221 m above sea level in the heart of the city center. Come take in 400 years of Québec City history in a single glance
Aquarium du Québec is a public aquarium located in the former city of Sainte-Foy in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The 16-hectare facility is home to more than 10,000 animals representing more than 300 species.
Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec
The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec is a museum in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada gathering approximately 25,000 works essentially produced in Quebec, or by Quebec artists, some of which date from the 18th century
La Citadelle, is an active military installation and official residence of both the Canadian monarch and the Governor General of Canada. The citadel is the oldest military building in Canada, and forms part of the fortifications of Quebec City, which is one of only two cities in North America still surrounded by fortifications, the other being Campeche, Mexico.
The Citadelle is a National Historic Site of Canada and forms part of the Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site of Canada. The fortress is located within the Historic District of Old Québec, which was designated a World Heritage Site in 1985. The site receives some 200,000 visitors annually.
Hotel du Parlement (Parliament Buildings)
The Parliament Building (French: Hôtel du Parlement) is an eight-floor building in Quebec City and home to the Parliament of Quebec, composed of the Lieutenant-Governor and the National Assembly. The building was designed by architect Eugène-Étienne Taché and was built from 1877 to 1886. With the frontal tower, the building stands at 52 metres or 171 feet in height