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Island of Orleans Food and Drink Tour

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Québec, Canada
Island of Orleans Food and Drink Tour

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Located in the Saint Lawrence River, just outside of Quebec City, is Ile d’Orléans (Island of Orleans), a culinary haven. On this half-day guided tour, discover specialty drinks and foods of the region at several different stops, including a vineyard. Taste wine, ice cider, cassis, and visit a chocolate factory. Learn about the history and early settlement of the island.
  • Eat your way around the Island of Orleans outside of Quebec
  • Stop at several eateries to sample local delicacies like ice cider
  • Learn about the island's history from your tour guide
  • A small group ensures personal service
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Local taxes
Food and wine sampling
Local guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Lunch

Departure Point

19 Rue du Fort, Québec, QC G1R, Canada

18 rue du Fort, next to Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, there is a sign for the meeting point, Quebec Bus Tour. Please, be there 15 minutes before the departure.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After being picked up at a central location, take a short, scenic ride to nearby Ile d’Orleans (Island of Orleans). There, visit multiple establishments where you sample a variety of Quebecois specialties, including handmade chocolate, ice cider, and cassis. You even stop at a vineyard for a wine tasting with views of the Beaupré coast.

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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vignoble du Mitan
Taste wine in a beautiful vineyard with a splendid view of the Beaupré coast.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cidrerie Verger Bilodeau
Taste the ice cider, a specialty of the region
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Chocolaterie de l'Ile d'Orleans
Taste chocolate at the Chocolaterie and walk around and enjoy scenic views of Québec City
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Confiturerie Tigidou Jam Factory
Les natifs de l’Île d’Orléans se font appeler Sorciers depuis le début des temps. Est-ce dû à leurs talents pour l’agriculture, la navigation ou leurs recettes secrètes de confitures ? Les deux créateurs de Tigidou ont tous deux récolté les fraises du côté sud de l’île comme premier emploi. Trente ans plus tard, après avoir parcouru le monde, ils reviennent sur leur terre natale pour partager leur amour de la découverte, de l’innovation, de la santé alimentaire et surtout, des petits fruits magiques de leur île ensorcelée.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Eglise Saint-Laurent
Sites historiques • Zones piétonnes historiques • Bâtiments architecturaux • Sites religieux • Églises et cathédrales
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY quebec bus tour (expedition mi-loup)
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Island of Orleans Food and Drink Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Island of Orleans Food and Drink Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Island of Orleans Food and Drink Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Island of Orleans Food and Drink Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Island of Orleans Food and Drink Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Traveler Tips


  • "This tour offers you tidbits, not whole size portions so it is not a "meal" type of tour.It gives you the opportunity to taste products produced on the island which is the main farmland for the city." See review
  • "It’s a great way to get out of the city for a bit, get a view of the falls as well as the city and the St Lawrence!" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Peter, the guide, was...
Michael_S
, Oct 2021
Peter, the guide, was excellent, very knowledgeable and entertaining. Loved the visit to Chocolaterie de l'Île d'Orléans, especially the chocolate coated soft ice cream cones!
star-5
We enjoyed learning the...
Emily_B
, Oct 2021
We enjoyed learning the story behind all the culinary items we enjoyed at each stop, as well as learning about the history of the island. Merci beaucoup!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Not all it promises
Bob_A
, Oct 2021
The tour guide was great and the Isle d'Orleans scenery was very interesting, but as to the tour theme itself, it would be better named the "sweets and a little liquid" tour. Mostly things such as chocolate and nougat with miniscule samplings of some ciders and wines. Don't go while hungry or thirsty. Overall, meh.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A fun half day excursion
Peter_B
, Oct 2021
Celine was a fantastic tour guide. She shared her knowledge of Quebec City and the Island of Orleans, with humor included. It was a relaxing fun-filled day with sweet treats along the way.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-3
Rural charm
Richard_G
, Sep 2021
I was happiest with seeing the different parts of greater Quebec city..the i'le d'orleans has its own rural ambience. The houses were quaint. The farming and town history was interesting.
star-4
Snacks and drinks, what more could you ask for
J_W
, Sep 2021
Even though it was raining, the trip was great. Celine was a wonderful guide and took the time to get to know people, explain what was going on and provide great information.
star-5
Well worth a visit.
Lynne_T
, Sep 2021
Great guide, very friendly and clean bus and comfortable bus. The island is so charming and well worth a visit.
star-3
Tour did not meet our expections
Brent_J
, Sep 2021
Our bus tour of Il d'Orlean was average overall based on three factors. First of all, the shuttle bus that arrived to pick us up was packed to capacity (25 occupants). We felt no effort was made to space travelers safely apart from each other & no extra safeguards were put in place (i.e. ensuring every one was fully vaccinated). Our driver, Peter, made sure everyone wore a mask but he encouraged people to drink or eat on the bus at any time, which would require removing your mask. Furthermore, the stops we made on the Island of Orleans did not have the space to handle 25 people in a short period of time. We heard from another traveler that a couple of the places declined to participate on the tour because they could not adequately expand the size of their stores. One store implemented some safeguards but did not expand the space for a large group of tourists. Secondly, we have signed up to numerous food and drink tours in the past, but in comparison to this tour, the sample portions were extremely small. Peter told us not to expect large amounts of food & drink, which we understood, but we anticipated slightly larger portions based on other tours we've attended. Finally, Peter hyped up our last (5th) stop to taste some chocolate samples. When he arrived at the door, the place was locked up. (FYI - We made a trip to the island 2 days later and the place was still closed). Peter felt bad and he tried to compensate by taking our group to a friend's place who had a large aquarium of fish and numerous fishing poles / lures. Peter told us his friend's wife made jewellery but I did not see any on display. We arrived back in Quebec City after 6 PM feeling very uneasy about being so close to our fellow travelers and very hungry. Peter tried his best to make the tour as pleasurable as possible (& he did a good job in this area) and answered all our questions, but our issues were all beyond his ability to fix them. I would encourage Quebec bus tours to make some extra safeguards on their buses and re-examine the places on the Island of Orleans to stop to showcase local food & drink products.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Ho hum food tour
Barry_S
, Sep 2021
The visit to the chocolate store, nougat factory, and wine maker were worthwhile. The cider facility was less interesting and the jam shop being closed was disappointing.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
I understand your disappointment about the fact that a business is closed. But the reality of the 2021 season is that there is a big shortage of labor in canada which forces businesses to be closed when their employment is not pressing. to be understanding for all the companies which one suffered and which suffers during the pendemie.
star-5
Thanks Celine !!
Vanessa_L
, Sep 2021
Celine is a wonderful and fun tour guide. Everything was fun, beautiful and delicious ! We really enjoyed ourselves!

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