A Perfect Day in Quebec City


Elegant, historic and absolutely unique, this French-Canadian provincial capital looks like Europe itself. Add in the SELECT benefits you receive for booking through our agency, and this could be your perfect day in beautiful Quebec City.
7:45AM
Begin your day at the Place Dufferin Restaurant in historic Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, enjoying breakfast courtesy of your SELECT perks. After finishing your plate of warm crepes and spiced apples, you layer up for a day of exploring.

8:56AM
First, travel back in time by visiting the various parts of Old Quebec. Wander through narrow cobblestone streets adorned with elegant street lamps, and peek inside centuries-old stone churches; you'll marvel at the fact you're not in Europe. Visit Place Royale (2-4 Rue des Pains Benits), browse the boutiques of Petit Champlain, and in the winter, stop to sample a local delicacy of hot maple syrup poured over snow and rolled into a naturally sweet confection.
11:32AM
The brisk air is making you crave something warm, so your next stop is Le Chic Shack (15 Fort) for classic Canadian comfort food. Here they offer gourmet versions of diner favorites, so you opt for a housemade blood orange soda, their Classic Poutine and the addictively salty/sweet Maple and Pepper Chips. Now pleasantly full of potatoes and melty cheese curds, you're ready to venture further.
12:23PM
Next you take a "fresh look at the human experience" by visiting the Musee de la civilisation (Museum of Civilization, 85 Rue Dalhousie). This innovative institution offers an ever-changing array of exhibits alongside permanent ones, and is a place that engages people of all ages and backgrounds. You spend a good deal of your time viewing the "People of Quebec . . . Then and Now" exhibit, which tackles Quebec's long and fascinatingly diverse history.
2:31PM
Having met with your English-speaking guide, you're ready to head twenty minutes north along the riverside to the oldest pilgrimage destination in North America: Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre (10018 Ave Royale). Dedicated to Saint Anne, Jesus' grandmother, this important site has welcomed millions of visitors over the past 350 years. Inside the immense cathedral, you look up to the soaring vaulted ceilings, glimmering mosaics and stained glass windows with their soft, diluted light.
4:26PM
On the way back into town, you stop and rest awhile at the Joan of Arc Garden, created in 1938 by landscape architect Louis Perron. Located within the Plains of Abraham historic site, this rectangular garden is uniquely set below ground level and blends both French and British styles in its display of more than 150 species. Your love of history lures you further into the park, where a pivotal battle between the French and British took place during The Seven Years War.
5:57PM
Your guide drops you back off at the Chateau Frontenac, where you have some time to rest and relax before dinner, perhaps with a bottle of Blue Mountain Reserve Pinot Noir that's been delivered to the room.
7:30PM
You close out your day with a feast at the renowned Restaurant Champlain. Under sparkling chandeliers in their stately dining room, you enjoy "New Quebec Cuisine" by celebrated chef Stephane Modat. A lover of the outdoors, he allows all regions of the province to influence his food. You feast on dishes like wild hare croquettes served with parsnip milk and wild plums, caribou with forest mushrooms and a strawberry tart tatin made with the famously sweet berries of nearby Ile d'Orleans.
Contact our agency today to book your perfect day in Quebec City!
Ready to start your SELECT experience? Find an Expert