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Historic Quebec City

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Quebec City is the capital city of the province of Quebec. The city has a remarkable history as the fortress capital of New France since the 16th century. It also has a vibrant historical center that makes for an incredible visit.

Founded by the French to make a claim in the New World, the name Quebec originally referred to just the city. It is an aboriginal word for "where the river narrows," as the St. Lawrence River dramatically closes in just east of the city. It is situated on 200-foot-high cliffs, with stunning views of the surrounding Laurentian Mountains and the St. Lawrence River.

On this riding Quebec City tour, you will see the highlights of this charming city, with photo stops at some of the major sites.

The Chateau Frontenac is a grand hotel in Quebec City that opened in 1893 and holds the Guinness World Record of "most photographed hotel in the world." It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada during 1980.

The City Hall of Quebec City is located in the heart of Old Quebec. The building slopes downward as it was built on a hill and was once home to the Jesuit College (Jesuit Barracks) from the 1730s to 1878. Located on rue des Jardins and designed by architect Georges-Emile Tanguay, it is the second permanent city hall for the old city.

Place Royale, the nucleus from which Quebec City developed, stands on the site of Quebec's actual foundation, the spot where, in 1608, Samuel de Champlain erected his first "habitation," a farm and storage shed. Named in honor of Louis XIV, whose bust adorns it, Place Royale is the largest surviving ensemble of 17th- and 18th-century buildings in North America.

The Citadelle, the French name is used both in English and French, is a military installation and official residence located atop Cap Diamant, adjoining the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City. It has been also an official residence of the Queen in Right of Canada and the Governor General of Canada since 1872, who by tradition resides there for several weeks out of the year.

You will not want to leave Quebec City without taking this tour.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard Group
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
2 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
A 10 to 15 minute walk from the ship pier or a taxi (not included in tour price) is required to reach your departure location. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. An extra layer is recommended in case of cool weather.
Restrictions
This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Guests must walk over cobblestone, paved, and gravel surfaces. There are steps at several stops.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 45 Reviews Review This Tour
4 StarsHistoric Quebec CityOctober 24, 2018

Reviewer: Jacqueline L McDonald
Nice overview of the area. It was an informative tour. Would have liked to get off and experience some of the places we went to. We did go back after the tour and experienced Historic Quebec

5 StarsHistoric Quebec City TourOctober 21, 2018

Reviewer: Anthony Hancock
Four of us took this tour in Quebec City and we were impressed with the tour guide/driver's knowledge of the city. She had an outstanding personality and she readily answered any questions posed to her. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Quebec City.

5 StarsQuebec City TourOctober 20, 2018

Reviewer: Eric Downward
Easy access to the bus right off the pier. Bus was on time. Bus driver excellent with outstanding knowledge and information. Saw everything of interest in Quebec.

5 StarsQUEBEC CITYOctober 05, 2018

Reviewer: BILL
GREAT OVER VIEW OF THE CITY WITH AN EXCELLENT GUIDE

5 StarsHistoric QuebecSeptember 17, 2018

Reviewer: Jean Vick
Well done and not too crowded. I'd do it again

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