Quebec City, Canada

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clock-o3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Located in the Saint Lawrence River, just outside of Quebec City, is l'île d’Orléans (Island of Orleans), a culinary haven. On this 3-hour guided tour, discover specialty drinks and foods of the region at five different stops, including a vineyard and a sugar shack. Taste wine, ice cider, cassis and visit a chocolate factory. Learn about the history and early settlement of the island.
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
After being picked up from near the Chateau Frontenac, take a short, scenic ride to nearby Ile d’Orleans (Island of Orleans). There you’ll visit five establishments where you sample a variety of Quebecois specialties, including handmade chocolate, ice cider, and cassis.

Stop at a vineyard for a wine tasting with views of the Beaupré coast, and then continue on to a sugar shack to learn about the production of maple syrup.

Your guide ensures you leave the island with proper historical context and an understanding of the region overlooked by many visitors. For your convenience, the trip ends back at the tourist information center, where staff are happy to provide further recommendations for your visit.

Reviews

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K
, Oct 2018

We were on a cruise from Montreal to New York City and came upon this tour when looking for things to do in Quebec. It was terrific. Our guide was very knowledgeable and knew the area well.

s
, Sep 2018

It's beautiful the Island of Orleans. I can see the beautiful sight, drink some wines. I recommend this if you don't have a car.

d
, Jul 2018

Let’s start with the fact that it was hotter in the bus with the “air conditioning” on than it was outside. I literally thought I was having heat stroke. The driver was nice and the island beautiful but the chosen stops questionable. The chocolate place was good but the tasting was 1 tiny piece of chocolate. Then a winery where you had to pay two dollars to taste the ice wine. Then a cider place which I skipped tasting because I felt so sick from the heat in the-bus. Bathrooms here were port a potties. Then on to a nugget place that gave you a taste of the most disgusting nugget ever, ugh. Than on to a blackberry, currants place that had tastings of crime de cassis. My friend went in the room three feet away to taste jellies and I stepped away from the bar for a minute only to have my glass taken away and the girl yelled at me that I should not have left. Really, who is the customer here ? Would anyone buy something if the sales people yell at you. I mean really horrible places! The island is beautiful and the farm stands looked wonderful although we never got to see them up close. This is one giant sales pitch at places you would not go, with the exception of the chocolate place. Drive yourself or hire a car but avoid this tour. Horrible 4 hours.

D
, Jul 2018
S
, Jul 2018

My family of four including two teenagers enjoyed it very much. The driver was very courteous and knowledgeable.

K
, May 2018

Our guide Jean-Christophe was really fun, and I enjoyed this tour. Personally I would have liked another winery over the Nougaterie stop, but in fairness, most seemed to enjoy it so I realize the goal is to have something for everyone.

J
, May 2018

All in all, I would give this tour a 7/10. We were 10 people, small groups are nice, most were from Florida and Colorado....I live in Quebec City. Let's start with the positive the description of the tour is spot on. We stopped for about 10-15 min in each of the 5 stops. The guide was knowledgeable with the main history facts and dates interesting.

Where I have SOME qualms are with the following: As we accessed the island, the guide mentioned that there are 5 villages on the isle, never did he mention the names as we drove through. Second, I'm not a Felix Leclerc fan and all visitors from the US probably have never heard of him, but Félix was and still is one of the most important poet and song writer of Quebec, he lived on the island and was one of best promoters of the Isle of Orleans. Never was his name mentioned, it would have been nice.

About the places we visited, Maison Smith, wonderful welcome and most delicious coffee I want to go back and sit on their terrace this summer La Chocolaterie, it was our driver that passed around a platter of chocolate, never did one of the people behind the counter offer to answer questions, or offer information about the history of the place or how the chocolate is made, this was disappointing. Ciderie Bilodeau, very nice lady, lots of info and wonderful products. La Nougaterie, nice welcome and explanations on the products. Last but not least, Cassis Mona and Filles, very nice welcome and very well explained and good service.

This tour is offered in the morning 10 am, this is the one I took and afternoon. I strongly suggest not to take the morning one, all the alcohols that are offered 9 in all have high, over 10, alcohols levels. This is hard on a possibly empty stomach. This is not a tour for children, they will be bord. That said.....

The tour is a nice activity to do, if the sun had been with us it would have been all the more enjoyable.

S
, Apr 2018

Great trip, worth doing.

C
, Mar 2018

I love this trip as I got to taste Ice Cider, Ice Wine and Wine made of Black Currant. We also stopped at the Nougat
and Chocolate store. The Nougat stop basically not much to say. The child who does not speak english just told us that if we want to taste some nougat, she will give us to taste. But no history or background. Same with the chocolate store. The tour guide did gave us some short background. The wine tasting are the best part. Highly recommend.

J
, Mar 2018

Your was great fun, especially at Christmas time. Able to sample great food and wines.


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