Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac: Our most recommended tours and activities

Quebec City: Guided Visit of Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

1. Quebec City: Guided Visit of Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Learn about castle life at the Château Frontenac during a guided tour of this iconic hotel located in one of the most beautiful sites in Quebec City. The visit will last between 50 to 60 minutes and includes an outer portion of about 15 to 20 minutes. The rest of the tour takes place inside. Take advantage of a unique chance to see the improvements of the installations undergone in recent years. Have a guide interpreting an authentic character who once lived in the Château Frontenac during the early days.

From Montreal: Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip

2. From Montreal: Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip

Explore the sights and history of Quebec City on a hassle-free guided day trip from Montreal. Relax in the comfort of a premium bus as you begin the scenic journey with complimentary pickup from downtown Montreal hotels. Start your day with a pickup from downtown Montreal. On arrival in Quebec City, visit sites like Place Royale, Old Quebec, Petit Champlain, Notre Dame Basilica, and the Quebec Citadel. Drive along Grande-Allee, stop at the Chateau Frontenac, and admire Quebec's oldest skyscraper. Enjoy leisure time to explore the city’s winding streets and Quebec City’s oldest public stairs, Escalier Casse-Cou. Ride the funicular built into the cliff which links Upper and Lower Quebec for magnificent views of the river and its surroundings. Stop at the Plains of Abraham to see where the famous battle between French and English armies took place in 1759. Depart Quebec City’s Old Town for Montmorency Falls to enjoy extraordinary views of the impressive 274-foot (83-meter) high falls. Then, get back aboard the bus for your return trip to Montreal.

Old Quebec City: 2-Hour Grand Walking Tour

3. Old Quebec City: 2-Hour Grand Walking Tour

Step back in time on a 2-hour Grand Walking Tour of Old Quebec City as you explore the abundance of history and charm of this incredible World Heritage Site. This tour meanders on a leisurely downhill stroll in the company of an expert guide whose commentary will leave you with a great sense of the history surrounding this unique and romantic setting. While stopping at every essential site and many hidden, historic gems, your guide will also point out additional activities, places to eat, and things to see. The tour is limited to small groups, allowing for maximum interaction with your guide and fellow participants. Get a taste of Quebec city's history, architecture and culture in a 2-hour tour in this storied city.

Quebec City: 15, 30, or 45-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour

4. Quebec City: 15, 30, or 45-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour

Experience Quebec city from above on a breathtaking helicopter tour. Choose your own adventure with 3 unique tour options. Tours depart from a heliport near Jean Lesage International Airport, located just 20 minutes from downtown Quebec. Your flight duration depends on your selected option. Choose the "City" tour for a taste of Quebec's historic attractions, including the famous Château Frontenac, then fly over the vast St. Lawrence River to the bridges. Opt for the most popular "City and River" option to include Quebec City, the St. Lawrence River, Montmorency Falls, and Île d’Orléans on your flight. Alternatively, explore further and see more on an extended "City and Mountains" tour that sends you soaring over the historic city, the St. Lawrence River, and beyond to Montmorency Falls, Île d’Orléans, and the breathtaking outlying mountains.

Quebec City Tour

5. Quebec City Tour

Quebec City is best known for its French influence within architecture and historic landmarks. On a 2-hour tour, be transported around the city to see its main sights and gain some insight into its rich history. On your tour, you will be taken to see the Latin Quarter as well as several other more modern neighborhoods in the city. Pass by the city ramparts, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being the only original city defense walls left standing in North America. Admire Place Royale and the Citadelle of Quebec, part of the old city. See where the Battle of the Plains of Abraham was fought, and visit important political and religious buildings including the National Assembly, the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, and City Hall. You also cannot miss the view of the famous Château Frontenac, probably the most famous building in the city.

2-Hour Walk Through Québec City's History

6. 2-Hour Walk Through Québec City's History

Follow your cicerone, or guide off the beaten path and into history. You’ll be charmed by Old Quebec, the only walled city in North America. On your 2-hour walking tour you’ll be accompanied by an authentic and unique character dressed in full colonial costume. Relive 400 years of action-packed Quebec history! You’re sure to be impressed by this UNESCO world heritage site where fine old buildings and proud monuments line the winding streets. Visit picturesque places such as the Château Frontenac, Dufferin Terrace, the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec, and Place Royale. Place Royale is considered the cradle of French civilization in North America.

Quebec City: Old Quebec 5-Course Gourmet Food Tour

7. Quebec City: Old Quebec 5-Course Gourmet Food Tour

Meet your guide to begin your culinary adventure. Enjoy seasonal cuisine catered to your tour at every stop. See the recently unearthed relics as you visit some of the top restaurants in Quebec City. Start your evening by meeting your experienced and professional guide. Walk from bar to restaurant as you take in the stunning architecture of Old Quebec. Amaze yourself with the architecture of Quebec City Hall, Château Frontenac Hotel, and Royale Square. Enjoy bites ranging from seasonal Arancini, Caprice Salad, braised beef, charcuterie, flambé shrimp and more. Follow your guide while hearing stories of Quebec as you move from chef to chef and restaurant to restaurant. End your night in a centralized location among many bars and top sites of Quebec City.

Quebec City: 2 or 3-Hour Fat Bike Rental

8. Quebec City: 2 or 3-Hour Fat Bike Rental

Cycle through Old Quebec and Limoilou with ease with a fat bike rental. Easily discover sights such as the Domaine de Maizerets and Saint-Charles Linear Park with a 2 or 3-hour rental. Upon arrival at the shop, get kitted out with your perfect bike, a helmet, and winter gear (depending on availability). Receive a quick safety induction and introduction to the best routes in the city before you take to the streets. Next, set off through the bike lanes and streets of Old Quebec and Limoilou. You can choose to follow a suggested route adapted to the weather and trail conditions, or explore the city and your chosen landmarks at your own pace.

Quebec: Old City Guided Walking Tour in Winter

9. Quebec: Old City Guided Walking Tour in Winter

Following a passionate, seasoned, experienced local tour guide, you will discover more than 400 years of History. This Old Quebec Winter Walking Tour will first take you through the snowy streets of the walled city. You will admire the famous Fairmont le Château Frontenac, you will make a stop on the Dufferin Terrace and enjoy its vantage point over the St-Lawrence River. You will walk by Old Quebec public squares, proud monuments and beautiful churches such as the Holy Trinity Cathedral and the Notre-Dame-de-Quebec Cathedral and Basilica. Your dedicated period costumed tour guide will then lead you to the Petit-Champlain District, cradle of the french fact in North America, so you can appreciate this outstanding, unique and quaint part of "le Vieux-Québec", at the level of the St-Lawrence River. Winter is in Quebec City’s DNA. Experiencing a winter in Quebec City is one of the best ways to really immerse yourself in our local culture and way of life. The nordicity, the cold, the way our people got adapted to the ambient conditions, is what makes this city distinctive. Accompanied by a historical character, tour the Old Quebec in winter times and forge some unforgettable memories while learning a bit more about how it is for us, and how it has been for our ancestors to live through these Canadian winters.

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What people are saying about Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,993 reviews

Guide was very enthusiastic and informative. She even Ave us an extra 40 minutes. Only down side was that tour was later in day and I should have prepared better for the wind and cold on the hilly October day as entire tour was outdoors.

This tour is excellent. We learned so much about the history of Quebec and it added to our appreciation of the city. Clarice, our tour guide, was knowledgeable, funny, engaging and charming. We’ll worth the money.

The tour was a great way to start our Quebec vacation learning about both the history of the hotel and a little of the City too. Our guide, Thomas, was filled with good humor and charisma.

It was excellent performance by the lady guide (I forget her name) who owns a horse named Bob. She was informative, clear in her enunciation and witty.

My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour of Quebec. The guide was very knowledgeable and easy to listen to.