Cruises from Quebec City

A Québec City cruise is unforgettable. Amble up the St. Lawrence to Atlantic coastal splendors ablaze with color and alive with tales of the past. Our cruises from Québec City chart a scenic path to enchanting New England and Canada destinations. Take a quick getaway to iconic ports, such as the storybook-like Prince Edward Island. Or go to quaint Francophone villages on the Côte-Nord then onto St. John’s, Halifax and Boston. Glide the beluga-frequented waters of Saguenay then trace the coast all the way to Ft. Lauderdale. Before you cruise from Québec City, discover its profusion of European-style bistros and boutiques. Start your adventure in Petite Champlain and ride the funicular to Old Quebec, a tangle of cobblestone streets nested inside fortifications. Have high tea or sip ice wine at the Château Frontenac and stroll its wide promenades for spellbinding views. Then get a heaping dose of history at the star-shaped Citadel of Quebec and the rolling Plains of Abraham. Nature-lovers should plan a visit to Montmorency Falls, a spectacular chute with a storied past. Or soak up countryside beauty by biking around a nearby island. Make your way back to the port of Québec and begin your cruise from Québec City.

Things to do in Quebec City

There are so many things to do before you cruise from Québec City. Here are the top picks.

Old Quebec

Old Quebec is a blend of romance and antiquity. Chic bistros and café terraces enchant at every turn. Peek inside the grand Château Frontenac, a popular place to stay before cruises from Québec City. Find a one-of-a-kind souvenir at Art Alley and then wander down picturesque Rue Saint-Jean.

Citadel of Quebec

You don’t have to be a history buff to appreciate the Citadel of Quebec. Positioned strategically on Cap Diamant, it’s known as the “Gibraltar of the Americas” and is the biggest British fortress in North America. Guided tours are offered year-round and there is an interactive museum at the entrance.

Montmorency Falls

Montmorency is a quick jaunt from the city center and one of the best natural wonders around. In the winter, it freezes into the famed “sugar loaf.” In summer, it acts as a location for a fireworks competition. Some believe it has a ghost, a woman who threw herself into the falls wearing her bridal gown after her soon-to-be husband was killed in battle.

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Shore Excursions

Visitors can walk the Freedom Trail and visit the Public Garden in Boston, or Mount Royal Park in Montréal.

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