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Petit Champlain District (Quartier Petit Champlain) Tours

Petit Champlain District (Quartier Petit Champlain)
One of Quebec City’s best-preserved historic neighborhoods, the Petit Champlain District (Quartier Petit Champlain) has cobbled streets with sidewalk cafés, art galleries, and boutiques and European ambience. The city’s oldest staircase, the Breakneck Steps (L'Escalier Casse-Cou), leads from this quarter to the Côte de la Montagne.

The Basics
The Petit Champlain District is home to what is thought to be the oldest commercial street in North America: Rue du Petit Champlain. The street’s original purpose as a place for meeting and commerce continues today. Visitors can stop for lunch or coffee at one of the cafés, browse for unique souvenirs in the boutiques and galleries, and explore the historic past of the city. The area is popular among visitors and a regular stop on guided tours of Quebec City.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The streets in Petit Champlain and narrow and cobbled and may be difficult to navigate for people with limited mobility.
  • Keep an eye out for the huge trompe l'oeil mural at 102 Rue du Petit-Champlain, which illustrates the different stages of Quebec’s history.
  • Take the Breakneck Steps from Petit Champlain to Quebec City’s Lower Town.

How to Get There
Petit Champlain is a largely pedestrian area, best accessed by foot from other parts of the city. Guided walking and bike tours explore the area daily.

When to Get There
The shops and cafés in Petit Champlain are open every day. In the summer months, outdoor terrasses make the restaurants especially pleasant, while the run up to Christmas means festive lights and decorations and a special atmosphere.

Explore the Quebec Countryside on the Train de Charlevoix
From June to October, daily tourist trains make the journey up the St. Lawrence river from Quebec City to Malbaie. Winding along the river’s edge, through open fields and narrow tunnels, visitors will get a sense of the scale and beauty of this huge province from their comfortable vantage point inside the train.
Address: Petit-Champlain, Quebec, Canada
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15 Tours and Activities to Experience Petit Champlain District (Quartier Petit Champlain)

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Private Tour: Quebec City Walking Tour

Private Tour: Quebec City Walking Tour

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Explore historic Québec City on this private guided walking tour. Enjoy personalized attention and discover Québec City's history from 1608 to the present day. Get to know this UNESCO World Heritage site, with educational and entertaining commentary from a professional tour conductor. Visit many of Québec City’s top attractions — like the Fortifications of Québec, Citadelle of Québec, Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church, the Plains of Abraham, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac and many more.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$69.93
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$69.93
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Private Walking Tour in Old Quebec with Xavier

Private Walking Tour in Old Quebec with Xavier

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Old Quebec is a UNESCO World Heritage site, renowned for its colonial architecture and historic fortifications. On this tour, take in all the highlights on a private custom-made tour and benefit from the undivided attention of your local guide, Xavier. Depending on your preferences, visit landmarks such as Château Frontenac, Parliament Hill, and City Hall; stroll around the atmospheric Petit Champlain quarter, or venture off the tourist trail and learn more about Quebec’s unique heritage.
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  • 3 hours
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$283.69
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Discover Quebec City with a Private Walking Tour by a Local

Discover Quebec City with a Private Walking Tour by a Local

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Explore the charm, history, and culture of Old Quebec City through the eyes of a friendly local who will share all the great spots of this incredible World Heritage Site. Tours are private walking tours that are customized to your preferences, and last between 2 and 4 hours at your request. The tour guides are just regular people living in the city you’re visiting, that way you can learn about the city through their stories. Your guide will meet you at a location of your choosing, be it your hotel or other accommodation, a landmark, or even a metro station inside the Quebec City urban center. Children below 3 years old are free of charge. Children from 3 to 15 get 60% off the regular tour price. If you are unsure of what you would like to see, your guide will suggest different paths which revolve around Château Frontenac, the Fortifications, Plains of Abraham, Place Royale, Quartier Petit Champlain, and many more!
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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$38.85
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Beyond the Walls Private Bike Tour

Beyond the Walls Private Bike Tour

Combing the Upper Town, Lower Town neighborhoods and see all the main attractions plus hidden gems all in one day! At your own leisure, explore some of most stylish ‘Quartiers’ of Quebec City. What a lovely way in beginning your tour inside the prestigious fortification walls. You will see a wide variety of architectural and historical sites which dates far back as the 17th century. Once venturing outside the only remaining city walls north of Mexico, the tour will lead you through revitalized and creative neighborhoods of Quebec City. Enjoy pedaling in tree-lined covered streets of Montcalm, a vibrant cultural neighborhood. Ride down the winding secret passage trail to reach the bike path along the majestic Saint Lawrence River. Discover the artistic neighborhood with its unique colorful spiral staircases and hear fascinating stories . What an amazing chance to mingle with local Quebecois at the “Grand Marché”, sample local delights and meet local producers.
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  • 5 hours
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Old-Quebec Photo Tour with a Professional Photographer

Old-Quebec Photo Tour with a Professional Photographer

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The Old Quebec Photo Tour offers a 2 hour tour in the tourist part of the city. You will be accompanied by a professional photographer who will advise you on your photography skills. The goal is to help you improve in order to make you a better photographer. All that while discovering the beautiful places of Quebec City.
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  • 2 hours
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$46.62
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Quebec City Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Quebec City Tourist Scavenger Hunt

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Are you planning a visit to Quebec City? Walking the streets of Old Quebec City is a must! Our Tourist Scavenger Hunt takes you from the Chateau Frontenac to the Civilization Museum, up Parliament Hill and every attraction in between them. You will have to solve challenges at every step to discover your next destination. As well, you will learn a little history and other interesting facts such as the best restaurants along the way. It takes 2-3 hours to complete. Do it whenever you wish - you select your own date and start time, no scheduling or reservation needed. 20+ challenges, games, and enigmas to solve as you walk through this historic neighborhood.
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  • 3 hours
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120 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Quebec City

120 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Quebec City

Flytographer 120 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in Quebec City and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Quebec City including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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  • 2 hours
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90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Quebec City

90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Quebec City

Flytographer 90 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in Quebec City and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Quebec City including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$544.88
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60 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Quebec City

60 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Quebec City

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Flytographer 60 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in Quebec City and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Quebec City including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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  • 1 hour
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$381.42
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$381.42
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30 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Quebec City

30 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Quebec City

Flytographer 30 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in Quebec City and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Quebec City including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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  • 30 minutes
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$272.44
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$272.44
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Private Blue Hour Photo Tour with a Professional Photographer

Private Blue Hour Photo Tour with a Professional Photographer

The Blue Hour Photo Tour offers a 2 hour tour in the tourist part of the city at sunset. You will be accompanied by a professional photographer who will advise you on your photography skills. The goal is to help you improve in order to make you a better photographer. All that while discovering the beautiful places of Quebec City. This more technical circuit will focus on the settings of your camera. A tripod is recommended but not required.
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  • 2 hours
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Extended Private Photo Tour with a Professional Photographer

Extended Private Photo Tour with a Professional Photographer

The Old Quebec Circuit offers a 3 hour tour in the tourist part of the city. You will be accompanied by a professional photographer who will advise you on your photography skills. The goal is to help you improve in order to make you a better photographer. All that while discovering the beautiful places of Quebec City. This tour is more complet than the Old-Quebec Photo Tour.
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  • 3 hours
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$62.16
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Old Quebec City Walking Tour + Funicular (Winter/Autumn)

Old Quebec City Walking Tour + Funicular (Winter/Autumn)

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We keep our tours small to keep your experience unique. Our local guides will cater to your specific interests and show you a different side of Québec City while covering all essential landmarks.
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  • 2 hours
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$39.05
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Private Walking Tour for American Visitors - 1776 Canada's Road to Independence

Private Walking Tour for American Visitors - 1776 Canada's Road to Independence

Best must-do experience for Americans visiting Quebec City; In-depth and fun historical overview you can relate to; Exclusive access to a private lounge for breaks / snacks; Convenient meeting point: your hotel in Old Quebec. Many Americans do not know to what a great extent American and Canadian history are intertwined, and thus our tour focuses on the ties that link these two countries. Do you know the link between French-speaking Canada and YOUR part of the continent? There is no better place to study these connections than in beautiful Quebec City. Our tour examines how early French settlers, the French & Indian War, the Boston Tea Party, the American Revolution, the Louisiana Purchase, the War of 1812 and the American Civil War shaped Quebec and Canada. During this 3-hour walking tour, we will explore sites in both the Upper Town and Lower Town, sites that highlight the significant role played by Quebec City in the history of North America and in the creation of modern Canada.
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  • 3 hours
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Private 3-hour City Tour of Quebec with driver and guide - Hotel pick up

Private 3-hour City Tour of Quebec with driver and guide - Hotel pick up

Make the best of your visit to Quebec and explore the city most emblematic sites with a local expert and a professional driver. Let your guide indulge you in the secrets that the wonderful city of Quebec holds. Alongside one of our professional tour guides and a private driver, you will learn the history and stories of Quebec during a 3 hour guided city tour. You will visit the main sites of Quebec, including a beautiful panoramic view from Dufferin Terrase, the famous Plains of Abraham and the old town of Quebec. You will combine walking with sightseeing from the vehicle. Final itinerary is adjustable to your personal interests
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  • 3 hours
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$349.55
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