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Old Quebec City Walking Tour
Old Quebec City Walking Tour (Place-Royale, Chateau Frontenac)

Tour Details

The cradle of French civilization in North America and the only walled city north of Mexico, Quebec City and its ramparts are home to a myriad of treasures that will delight you.

In the company of a professional Quebec guide, this Old Quebec City walking tour will take you through all the important sites of one of the oldest European settlements in North America. You will meander next to Quebec's historical sites, such as the Citadel/Musee Royal 22e Regiment. Located on Cape Diamant, the Citadel (which is also called the Gibraltar of the Americas) is a national historic monument and an official residence of the Governor General.

You will also walk by the Chasteau Frontenac, which holds the Guinness World Record's title of "most photographed hotel in the world." Although several of Quebec City's buildings are taller, the landmark hotel is perched atop a tall cape overlooking the St. Lawrence River, affording a spectacular view for several kilometers. The building is the most prominent feature of the Quebec City skyline as seen from across the St. Lawrence.

You will also spend time at the Place-Royale. Often referred to as the birthplace of French America, the Place-Royale is a small square with a big history. Samuel de Champlain chose this site to construct a trading post in 1608. It grew throughout the 17th and 18th centuries to become a bustling town marketplace and the heart of business and industry in Quebec City. Located in Quebec's picturesque Lower Town, the historic plaza is now a lively social center and a very popular visitor attraction.

This tour is one of the best ways to see this beautiful city and uncover a few hidden Quebec City sites!

Shore Excursion Size
Small Group
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
2 Hours
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Approximately 15 minutes from the cruise pier by taxi, which will cost approximately $20 US (not included). Additional information will be provided upon booking confirmation in your e-ticket.
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. Sunglasses and sunscreen are also suggested.
Guests must be able to walk over cobblestone, paved, and gravel surfaces, many of which are at an incline. There are also steps involved at several sites.

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CNQBSTOLL-EC Old Quebec City Walking Tour - Number of Children (Ages 6 to 12)
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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 22 Write a review.

Excellent walking tour November 28, 2016
Reviewer: Christie Stevens  
Our guide was excellent. He was very eager to show off his city and share his family's part is the history of Quebec City. He maintained a brisk pace and we covered a lot of ground but he also stopped frequently to talk about what we were seeing or talk about the history of Quebec City. Everyone in our group was able to keep up. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk a couple of miles.

Quebec walking tour review November 9, 2016
Reviewer: LOUISE Binder  

excellent November 8, 2016
Reviewer: Joyce Apanowitz  
It was very informative and interesting. our tour guide
was through and very knowledgeable.  He made the
our interesting exciting and added humor along the way.
We covered alot of grounds and saw how beautiful Quebec was.'

Walking tour with flair November 8, 2016
Reviewer: Carol  
Lovely walking tours that turned out to be private.  Guide was wonderful and knowledgeable.  Totally enjoyed

Quebec November 8, 2016
Reviewer: JoAnn  
Rained morning of walking tour, but the guide was very informative and pleasant.  She was very good and we found are walk to be most enjoyable.

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