we will be in Quebec city from Oct.2-5, then a cruise to New York. we have never been to Quebeck and am woundering what you would recommend seeing and do do while in the city.
scroll down further 8/20 post in beyond europe from nicmx5 "quebec tour in late september/early october are some posts about quebec city. i posted one before a fall color cruise we did. we rented a car one day and drove to ile de orlean island, easy 30 minute drive and was absolutely gorgeous. you'll love the city,
Here's the link to the thread that princess pupule was referring to: https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/beyond-europe/quebec-tour-in-late-september-early-october.
What do you like to do? See? Eat?
Does your cruise include an overnight, or do you depart the night you embark? If more time there on the cruise, I might suggest a short road trip prior to embarking, or if train schedule isn't onerous, do an overnight in Montreal if you like museum or art galleries. They also have a beautiful botanical garden. For me, QC (as it is sometimes refered to) only needs 2 easy days...but I am not a shopper. Quebec old town is the biggest draw. It might help boning up a bit on Canadian history for the city. Plains of Abraham was a definitive battle....or at least one that reached glory in the history books. A beautiful promenade walk from there to where the cruise ships berth. It is a hilly town, so be aware of that. That time of October can be beautiful. Perhaps, due to the hot summer, leaves will have started to change colour. If so, perhaps a day trip out?