In the morning we said farewell to Boston and it was time to have our passports ready as we made the drive to the border.
We drove through the picturesque countryside of Vermont and stopped at two supermarkets before crossing the border from the USA and into Quebec.
We arrived in Quebec city in the late afternoon and by then it was time to head off for dinner via the iconic Quartier Petit Champlain and then embark on a late evening Ghost Tour. We dined in a cosy restaurant called Côtes à Côtes which served French inspired dishes.
Next was the Ghost Tour. The guided tour takes you around the city with stops at certain landmarks as the plot of the story is slowly revealed. Myself and a few others decided to skip part of the tour as we were distracted by the beauty of the city in the night. It is lit up at night and is easy to wander around after dark whilst still feeling safe.
We walked to the Funiculaire du Vieux and caught the last one up for the evening. For around $3CAD you can take a short ride up to the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac Hotel and fountain while taking in views of the St. Laurent River and lower parts of Quebec city.
The Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac is beautiful during the day or after dusk and the interior is equally as mesmerizing.
Once morning rolled around, we only had a half day to see as much as this charming city as we could.
With that in mind, we ventured out to the Montmorency Falls and WOW. I adore waterfalls and listening to the power of the water and these were phenomenal (even on an overcast summers day). We caught the cable down and up again (a round trip will cost around $21CAD for an adult including taxes) and it gave you a lovely view of the waterfalls and river. There is a bridge at the top of the Falls if you want to walk around or you can walk down the staircase free of charge.
Next, we raced back into town to the Citadel with hopes of witnessing the changing of the guards which happens daily at 10am but it was cancelled due to the poor weather. We still took the chance to take photos with the guards who were outside the citadel at least.
Brunch time arrived and we dined at the little Cafe next to the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontena called Le Petit Chateua. You can get a filling meal for around $12-$20CAD.
After that I spent a few hours wandering the city streets, perusing the boutique stores and being lost in the beauty of the town before it was time to say au revoir.