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Quebec City Walking Tour

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Explore historic Old Québec City on this walking tour. Visit many of Québec City’s top attractions in the Upper and Lower Town districts—like the Fortifications of Québec, Citadelle of Québec, Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church and many more. Discover Québec City's history from 1608 to the present day and get to know this UNESCO World Heritage site, with educational and entertaining commentary from a professional tour conductor.
  • Walking tour throughout historic Old Quebec City
  • Visit to Upper Town and Lower Town
  • Entertaining and informative commentary
  • Licensed and professional guide
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2-hour guided walking tour
Licensed and professional guide
Local taxes
Hotel pickup and drop off
Gratuities

Departure Point

12 Rue Sainte-Anne, Québec, QC G1R 3X3, Canada

Please check-in 10 to 15 minutes prior tour departure at Tours Voir Quebec sales desk, inside the Tourist Information Centre

Return Details

16 Rue du Petit Champlain, Québec, QC G1K 4H4, Canada
Get to know Old Québec City and its top attractions on this educational and entertaining walking tour. The adventure begins in the Upper Town district, following a leisurely downhill path from beginning to end. Meet the tour guide and the rest of the group and enjoy an ongoing commentary of interesting facts and stories about this historic Canadian city. Learn about the past and present and get a glimpse into the future of Québec City, a UNESCO World Heritage site, while walking along from one location to the next.

Explore Old Québec, the historic heart of French Canada and the capital of the province of Québec, with its narrow streets, stone buildings and European feel. Learn about the city's history and culture while strolling past attractions, like the Fortifications of Québec. See and learn about the important function of the city walls from centuries ago and gain a better understanding of the defense system of North America's only remaining fortified city. Québec City is the only walled city north of Mexico. 

There’s also the Citadelle of Québec, an active military installation and official residence of both the Canadian monarch and the Governor General of Canada; Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church, one of the oldest stone churches in Canada that stands on the very spot where Québec began; Place Royale, often referred to as the birthplace of French America and many more.

The tour ends near the Old Quebec Funicular.

It truly is a fun and fast way to get to know Old Québec City and the many amazing attractions it offers.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec
You'll discover Quebec City's history from 1608 to present on this enjoyable walking tour. While listening to the entertaining and informative commentary provided by your guide, you'll gain a sense of the day-to-day lives of the people who have lived in this lovely fortress city over the centuries. You will visit sites such as the Basilica Notre-Dame.
Pass By:  
Old Port
See the sights of Old Town
Pass By:  
Place Royale
You'll pass through Quebec City's most famous center
Pass By:  
Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site
See the site of the only remaining fortified city walls in North America
Stop At:  
Tours Voir Quebec
The Grand Tour departs from Tours Voir Québec’s sales desk located inside the Quebec Tourist Information Centre (12, rue Ste-Anne) across the park from highly visible Chateau Frontenac.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Old Quebec
See the sights of Quebec City
Stop At:  
Pole Culturel du Monastere des Ursulines
This walking tour will stop by the main entrance of the Ursulines monastery and visit, if it is open, their beautiful chapel.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Seminaire du Quebec
The tour will enter the impressive courtyard of the Seminary, which is gives the impression of walking back in time to the 18e century.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Quartier Petit Champlain
The walking tour ends on Petit-Champlain Street, one of the nicest Street in North America according to many travel magazines.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
La Fresque des Quebecois
Your guide will present the Fresque des Québécois, a unique urban work of art that sums up the history of Quebec City.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Moment Spa Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
We present this history of this iconic hotel, a major landmark of Quebec City
Stop At:  
Terrasse Dufferin
You will walk on this majestic broadwalk and learn about what can be seen from this vantage point of view.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Monument Samuel De Champlain
The tour starts near the towering monument dedicated to the founder of Quebec City.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Place de l'Hotel de Ville
We present all the major landmarks around this important city square.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
A walking tour of old Quebec is not complete without a visit in the courtyard of the first anglican cathedral to be built outside of the British Isles.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Maximum 12 people per tour
  • Between November and March, tours are arranged on a demand basis and require a minimum of 2 passengers to guarantee departure. If there are not sufficient passengers on the day of your tour and it does not operate, you will be entitled to a full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tours Voir Quebec

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Quebec City Walking Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Quebec City Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Quebec City Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Quebec City Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Quebec City Walking Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Quebec City Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Quebec City Walking Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Quebec City Walking Tour.

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Fascinating tour learned...
Wayne_R
, Sep 2021
Fascinating tour learned many surprising and interesting historical and architectural facts. Our guide Francis was fantastic.
star-5
Our guild, Robert, was...
Marie_G
, Sep 2021
Our guild, Robert, was passionate about the history of Quebec and his enthusiasm was contagious. He was extremely knowledgeable and also quite humerus. Highly recommended and very reasonable. 👍
star-5
Worth it to know the history of Quebec
Daniel_H
, Sep 2021
Very experienced tour guide who understood Quebec in detail. Walk was easy, mostly downhill. All good!
star-5
Do it
Alexandre_R
, Sep 2021
Excellent guide and excellent breath of information with the different eras but also lots of fun facts and recommendations for activities/restaurants!
star-5
Highly Recommended
pkucharsky
, Sep 2021
Excellent guide local to Quebec who is actually a descendent of less filles du ROI.. Provided meaningful historical context to the tour. Great recommendations on places to eat and suites in the area.
star-5
Our guide, Clarissa, was...
Rexx_R
, Sep 2021
Our guide, Clarissa, was extremely knowledgeable about history and architecture. She had lots of stories to tell which really brought the experience to life for us. She generously went over time on our tour, to make sure we got the whole story
star-5
Great intro to Quebec City Tour
MaryLynn_D
, Sep 2021
Michael was our guide and he did a great job. This is a great way to start off your stay in Quebec City. After the tour we felt like we knew where we were and so continued our touring on our own.
star-5
Absolutely Fantastique!!
Jane_R
, Sep 2021
Our guide Marie was OUTSTANDING! She loves what she does and gives so much fascinating history that you want the tour to go on forever!
star-5
Take a Walk Through History
Lewis_S
, Sep 2021
As with most tours, the tour guide can make it or break it. Our tour guide, Anne, made the 2 1/2 hour walk, enjoyable and memorable. Where we went, her historical background, and the pace, made for an enjoyable walk through the Old City of Quebec
star-5
Great tour guide
Lisa_H
, Sep 2021
Michael was a fantastic guide and brought a lot of knowledge and personal family experience to us on the tour.

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