Searching for a scenic North American holiday? Hop on a spectacular cruise from Quebec City. It's a convenient and central port of call, so you can easily cruise to Canada's beautiful Maritime provinces, New England and beyond. Particularly perfect in autumn, destinations on a Quebec cruise include New Brunswick's phenomenal Bay of Fundy, Florida, the Bahamas and Cape Liberty in New Jersey (the seaside gateway to New York City). For an easy-breezy, scenic holiday, look no further than a Quebec City cruise.
Autumn Foliage or Florida Fun
Embark on one of two contrasting cruises from Quebec City. The Fall Foliage Cruise shows you the most spectacular autumn scenery in Canada and New England, while the Snowbird Migration Cruise takes you on a tour of America's eastern coast on the way to sunny Florida.
On the Fall Foliage Cruise, you get to enjoy the colourful fall scenery of both eastern Canada and New England. Picturesque ports of call include Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Maine.
Escape Quebec City's cooler weather on the Snowbird Migration Cruise, which takes you down North America's scenic east coast to Florida and its year-round warm climate.
View of the front of the Basilica of Sainte Anne de Beaupre
Up for a miracle? Recreate the traditional pilgrimage to St. Anne de Beaupre Basilica, a site renowned for healings and noted for its stunning architecture. Upon your return, pause and marvel at the thunderous rush of Montmorency Falls.
A plate of poutine with chicken
The Quebecois offer a feast of local fare complete with wine pairings. Sample traditional Quebec cuisine with a modern twist, organic rotisserie specialties, the famous Quebec poutine and steamy crepes. The delicious finish line is none other than the Chocolate Museum.
The illuminated streets of Petit-Champlain and Place Royale let you travel back over 400 years to North America's first permanent French settlement. Jump on a cruise to Quebec City and venture up to the district by way of the staircase, or enjoy the views from atop the funicular, which has run since 1879.
The Quebecois are pioneers of farm-to-table cuisine, and you'll find gourmet experiences on every corner. Sample French specialties including pork and venison, or comfort foods like poutine — a plate piled high with fries, brown gravy and creamy cheese curds — and tourtieres, a savory meat pie spiced with clove and allspice and topped with a flaky crust. BYOB restaurants are popular in La Vielle Capital.
In Vieux Quebec, seek out fine knits and cashmere, leather and suede clothing, Inuit art, specialty chocolates, maple syrup and gourmet olive oils and vinegars. Along Petit-Champlain and Place Royale, you'll find artisan stone sculptures, boutique designer fashions, fudge and famous Quebec ciders.