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Old Quebec City: 2-Hour Grand Walking Tour

1. 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: Whale Watching Excursion with Bus Transfer

2. Quebec City: Whale Watching Excursion with Bus Transfer

Discover the wonder of whale watching on a day trip from Quebec City. Benefit from comfortable round-trip transport by bus, and the choice between a big boat or zodiac whale watching excursion.  After morning pickup, depart Quebec City for the beautiful area of Baie-Sainte-Catherine, near Tadoussac. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive. On arrival to Baie-Sainte-Catherine, you’ll board either a big boat or be outfitted for your zodiac experience.  The big boat offers inside and outside seating, a covered roof, restrooms, observation platform, a boutique, and a cafeteria. The zodiac offers a more intimate and adventurous encounter, as you observe the whales from water level. Your bilingual guides on either vessel will be more than happy to share information about the whales and surrounding area. Help the naturalist, the captain, the crew, and the other passengers spot the giants of the sea.  Breathe in the fresh air and admire the North Shore of the St. Lawrence River as well as the tiny island of Ile Rouge or the lighthouse "Phare Au Fond Prince." After your 2.5- to 3-hour excursion, board the bus for the return journey. Tour concludes with drop-off in Quebec City.

Quebec City: Island of Orléans Taste Trail

3. Quebec City: Island of Orléans Taste Trail

After being collected from Place d'Arme at either 9:45AM or 1:45PM, you will travel towards the Island of Orléans to discover the flavors of the area. Located in the Saint Lawrence River, east of downtown Quebec City, you will take part in 5 different tastings at 5 different stops throughout your day. At each stop, you will be able to taste products and discover their stories. Your first stop is to the Chocolaterie Ste Petronille (producer of chocolates, truffles, jams, and ice-cream soaked in chocolate). Your second stop is the Nougaterie of St. Pierre (a producer of nougats and other sweets). Your third stop will be to the Cidrerie Bilodeau (a producer of cider, juice, and apple jelly), with your fourth stop being to the Vineyard of Mitan (a producer of white wines, red wines, and ice wines). Your final stop will be at Tigidou jam makers. Taste the creations cooked from fresh local seasonal berries, always original, natural, and 100% local. You will discover throughout your getaway the drink specialties and dishes of the region, and will also learn more about the history and the beginnings of the colonization in Île d'Orléans. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be taken back to Place d'Arme.

Quebec Interactive Street Theatre: "Crimes in New France"

4. Quebec Interactive Street Theatre: "Crimes in New France"

Our evening of interactive street theater will take you back to an intriguing time in Old Quebec when the area was known as New France. You’ll learn about the city’s seedier side and its criminal element! The old city was at one time a den of inequity for a fairly large number of criminals. New France has emerged from its infamous past and our performer/guide will tell you about the sordid crimes committed hundreds of years ago. Our 2-hour, unique Ghost Walking Tour offers a fascinating step back into the past. You’ll walk through the heart of Old Quebec City accompanied by Marie Rivière or Jean Rattier, your extraordinary ghostly guides. Throughout this street theater performance your performer/guide will keep you captivated as you are introduced to the ghosts of 10 past criminals and you learn about the nature of their crimes.

Québec: Fortifications of Old Québec Guided Walking Tour

5. Québec: Fortifications of Old Québec Guided Walking Tour

Explore 400 years of history on this guided walking tour of Old Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See some of the top landmarks in the area and immerse yourself in the only remaining fortified city north of Mexico. Begin your adventure with stunning views of the St. Lawrence River and the Citadelle of Quebec as you meet your guide on the Dufferin Terrace boardwalk. Walk along and on the fortification walls of Old Québec and get access to a soldiers' casemate. Until September 5, you may finish your tour with a self-guided visit to the heritage buildings in Artillery Park, including the Arsenal Foundry and the Dauphine Redoubt. In the Dauphine Redoubt, erected in 1712, you will find out about the lifestyle of French and British soldiers by encountering guides and characters.

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 Scavenger Hunt Phone Walking Tour

7. Quebec City: Old Quebec Scavenger Hunt Phone Walking Tour

Get to know Quebec at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the “Champlain Monument”, "Petit-Champlain”, “Place Royale” and many more! After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “Château Frontenac” and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the “Fresque des Québécois”. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Quebec City: Historical Walking and Tasting Tour

8. Quebec City: Historical Walking and Tasting Tour

This historical walking and tasting tour will take you on a journey into Quebec City's history alongside a licensed guide. Discover some of the hidden treasures of the city while enjoying local-flavored tastings and products, either along the way or after the tour. After meeting your guide for the day, set out on foot through the city's most charming streets. In between, you'll get to sample various locally produced goods such as cheeses, sausage, local vegetables, various drinks, and maple taffy. Get a local perspective of the city as you meet with local producers and learn about the regional terroir and its evolution through time. You'll be able to grasp all the richness of Quebec's history and culinary scene by the end of your tour.

Quebec City: Montmorency Falls Guided Tour and Cable Car

9. Quebec City: Montmorency Falls Guided Tour and Cable Car

Meet your costumed guide at the Manoir Montmorency and set off to discover the mysteries of the park. Learn interesting facts about Montmorency Falls, its hydraulic power as well as important historical events from the past 250 years as you go. Walk on the cliff promenade and the suspension bridge to admire the natural beauty of the park. After the guided tour, enjoy a peaceful and scenic cable car ride to the bottom of the falls. Take in dazzling views of the falls, the St. Lawrence River, and Île d’Orléans. Before leaving the park, try out some of the new walking trails and the contemplative walkway.  

2-Hour Christmas Magic Tour in Old Quebec

10. 2-Hour Christmas Magic Tour in Old Quebec

On this tour you will have the opportunity to soak in the beauty of a UNESCO World Heritage site where beautiful buildings and monuments litter the winding streets. You will be taken to the Château Frontenac, Dufferin Terrace, Notre-Dame-de-Québec basilica, and the Place Royale, the cradle of French civilization in North America.

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What people are saying about Quebec City

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 895 reviews

Our guide, Dominique was passionate about the history, architecture and food of Quebec. She was proud of her heritage and her city and was enthusiastic about sharing her passion with her guests. The group was a good size so we could hear everything and she managed to keep us moving and together, even though there were road closures due to the Popes visit. There were so many interesting places highlighted that we could go back to visit to explore in more depth.

I enjoyed this fantastic 2hr walking tour of Quebec with Francis. He was a fun, informative, interesting, entertaining and engaging guide. Francis brought the old town to life with his historical stories and knowledge of life in Quebec. Phenomenal guide and well paced, interesting tour. I would definitely recommend.

Marie, our guide, was excellent: knowledgeable, passionate, attentive to the group's questions and simply charming. Many, many thanks! PS. As a tour guide of many years in Moscow Kremlin, I would humbly suggest just one thing - smother transitions from one stop/topic to another.

Thorough but not too tiring. Our guide Francis, was very good. I’m Glad we did it.

Great tour guide, informative/educational and funny