Bus Tours in Québec City
If you’d like to experience Québec City with a chauffeur, there are bus tours with guides who will show you the sites and get you out of the city centre to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding area. Choose from a range of tour options and explore Old Québec, Montmorency Falls, or Île d’Orléans.
Québec City Hop-on Hop-off Bus (Red Bus)
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Québec City’s Red Bus is a must: a unique experience for exploring Old Québec and even some of the surrounding area, depending on the package you choose. Go straight to the outer top deck for a brush with the city’s history and heritage buildings.
You can hop on and off the Red Bus at your convenience. Save time and energy as you see the sights in Old Québec, including the Château Frontenac, Dufferin Terrace, the walls and gates, the Citadelle, Parliament, the Tourny Fountain, and the Plains of Abraham. It’s a great way to get around without having to worry about traffic or parking.
Ready to hop on board? The first stop is just across from the Tourist Info Centre, near the Château Frontenac. Simply buy your ticket online before you board.
Good to know: Unitours also offers a one-hour non-stop orientation tour of the city aboard the Yellow Bus.
Bus Tours Around Québec City
The area around Québec City is full of history and gorgeous scenery. So get out and explore! Take a full‑day or half‑day coach tour and see more of the sights.
Trip to Montmorency Falls
At one and a half times the height of Niagara Falls, majestic Montmorency Falls is a must‑see—and accessible to all visitors. Thanks to their popularity, you have a few different options for a guided coach tour.
- Unitours : The famous falls are one of the stops on a terrific tour of the area that includes the tip of Île d’Orléans, famous for its heritage buildings and artisanal fare, and the scenic Route de la Nouvelle‑France, with a stop at the Sainte‑Anne‑de‑Beaupré Shrine. The bus leaves from the Tourist Info Centre.
- Québec Bus Tour: Hop aboard a low‑emission bus for a guided tour of Old Québec, followed by a trip out to Montmorency Falls for an exhilarating encounter with the raw power of nature.
Île d’Orléans Excursions
This island paradise is known for its country charm, artisanal fare, and gorgeous heritage buildings. By opting for a coach tour, you’ll be free to sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery, camera at the ready.
- Unitours: A stop in Sainte-Pétronille, on the tip of Île d’Orléans, is one of the highlights of this tour, which also includes stops at Montmorency Falls and the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine, via the Route de la Nouvelle-France. The bus leaves from the Tourist Info Centre. Other highlights include a stop at an Île d’Orléans chocolate shop!
- Québec Bus Tour: This company has two different tours that leave from the Tourist Info Centre. The first is a glorious food tour, served up with a side of local tales, legends, and history, and plenty of stops at the island’s artisanal producers. The second is a wine tour with visits and tastings at four of the island’s vineyards—designated driver included!
Whale Watching Tours
Let’s go see the whales! From the Parliament building, simply hop on a coach bus for an exciting and memorable full‑day excursion. Getting up early is a small price to pay for a chance to admire these majestic marine animals. After a beautiful drive through Charlevoix, you’ll head out on a 3‑hour boat tour of the St. Lawrence Estuary. From the deck of a Croisières AML ship, you’ll have the chance to see minke whales, fin whales, humpback whales, blue whales, beluga whales, harbour porpoises, and grey seals. The tour ends with an evening drive back to Québec City.