Old Quebec (Vieux Quebec) Tours

38 Reviews
With its narrow, cobbled streets and historic 17th- and 18th-century homes and monuments, there’s no place else in Canada that feels quite like Old Quebec (Vieux Quebec). As the only existing fortified city north of Mexico, it’s full of living history, rich Quebecois culture, and European-style charm. The historic district of Old Quebec—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—is a must-see when in Quebec City.

The Basics
Walking tours are a great way to experience Old Quebec, as its many sights, including the Château Frontenac and Dufferin Terrace, are best explored on foot. The area can also be seen by bike and even from the air. Those interested in experiencing the old city through its food can take a food tour and sample the best of many French-Canadian eats. Most Quebec City tours include a stop at the area’s Place Royale, which is considered the cradle of French civilization in North America. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • A knowledgeable local tour guide can provide context for all the history and culture you’re viewing and experiencing.
  • Old Quebec’s streets are mainly cobblestone, so be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

How to Get There
The historic Old Quebec district is located inside Quebec City, which has its own airport but is also easily accessible as a day trip or overnight from Montreal. The nearest train and bus station is Gare du Palais. Walking tours tend to begin within the old city walls, while bus tours offer hotel pickup and drop-off.

When to Get There
Summer is the most popular time to visit Quebec City, and while the warm weather draws larger crowds, it also allows for al fresco dining and charming sidewalk cafés. The winter months are also full of activity and are quite beautiful if you don’t mind the cold—average winter temperatures are often below 20 degrees Fahrenheit (-6 Celsius).

Highlights of Old Quebec
The winding streets of Vieux Quebec are charming in their own right, but the old city’s many monuments and museums are not to be overlooked. Particularly picturesque are the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Quebec, La Citadelle, and the Place Royale. Also worth a visit are the nearby Plains of Abraham, a historic park and former battlefield, and the beautiful Montmorency Falls, on the Beaupré shore. These can all be visited easily in one day and are included in most Quebec City sightseeing tours.
Location
Address: Quebec City, Canada
ticket-star
Admission: Free
Read More

14 Tours & Activities to Experience

times
icon-filterFilter
Clear all
Select Dates
Sort by:Default

Quebec City Sightseeing Tour

Explore the best of Quebec City on this guided, 2-hour sightseeing tour. Visit many of Quebec City’s top attractions — like Old Québec, Place Royale, Place d'Armes and the Plains of Abraham, to name just a few. Hop aboard a comfortable motor coach and get to know this UNESCO World Heritage site, with live commentary from a professional tour conductor.
  • Duration: 2 hours
From
$32.10 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 2 hours
From
$32.10 USD

Small-Group Quebec City Food Tour

Eat like a local during this 2.5-hour small-group food tour in Quebec City offering 15 tastings. Indulge your tastebuds as you sample a range of French-Canadian specialties with a guide including wine, beer, crepes, chocolates, syrup and more. You’ll stop to snack at a range of purveyors located in the city’s top eating neighborhoods such as hip St-Jean-Baptiste and the charming Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Best of all, this small-group tour is limited to just 15 guests, ensuring a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
From
$40.51 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
From
$40.51 USD

Walking Tour through Quebec City's History

Revisit Quebec’s fascinating history on this 2-hour small-group tour of Old Quebec City. A guide will meet you in period costume and lead you through 400 years of exciting history as you wander the only walled city in North America. Visit Place Royale, considered the birthplace of French civilization in North America, and see the magnificent Château Frontenac and the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec. A friendly local guide will lead you through the city, which is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. This small-group tour ensures a more intimate experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours
From
$24.46 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 2 hours
From
$24.46 USD

Quebec City Shore Excursion: Grand Walking Tour of Quebec City

While docked at the Port of Québec, explore historic Old Québec City on this guided, 2-hour 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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
From
$23.68 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 2 hours
From
$23.68 USD

Private Tour: Quebec City Walking Tour

Explore historic Québec City on this private, guided, 2.5-hour walking tour. Enjoy personalized attention and discover Québec City's history from 1608 to the present day. Get to know this UNESCO World Heritage site, with educational and entertaining commentary from a professional tour conductor. Visit many of Québec City’s top attractions — like the Fortifications of Québec, Citadelle of Québec, Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church, the Plains of Abraham, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac and many more.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
From
$19.66 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
From
$19.66 USD

Quebec City Walking Tour

Explore historic Old Québec City on this guided, 2-hour 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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
From
$23.68 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 2 hours
From
$23.68 USD

Quebec Ski-Shoeing Excursion

Discover the winter beauty of Station Duchesnay National Park on this 4-hour ski-shoeing hike. A mix of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, ski-shoeing provides low-impact exercise amid peaceful forest landscapes. With trekking poles in hand, follow a guide onto snowy trails and learn about the Quebec woods. Warm up with hot chocolate, stop for breaks, and keep watch for wildlife in the area, including deer and moose. This small-group tour is limited to eight people, ensuring a more personalized experience.
  • Duration: 3 to 5 hours
From
$68.71 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 3 to 5 hours
From
$68.71 USD

NEW TO VIATOR

Quebec City Snowshoeing Tour

Just half an hour from downtown Quebec City, explore Jacques-Cartier National Park's winter landscape on a 3-hour. You’ll learn about Quebec forest, area's history, culture and nature along the way from your experienced guide and you'll capture great photos of the winter landscape.Snowshoe equipment, round-trip hotel transport and lunch are included on this small-group tour.
  • Duration: 3 to 5 hours
From
$61.07 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 3 to 5 hours
From
$61.07 USD

Quebec City Helicopter Tour Over Montmorency Falls

Take in aerial views of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Québec City and Montmorency Falls on this 30-minute helicopter tour. As you fly over Orléans Island, Le Château Frontenac, the Plains of Abraham, and Old Québec, listen to commentary from your pilot/guide in English or French. Pickup and drop-off at downtown Québec City hotels available.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
From
$166.92 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 30 minutes
From
$166.92 USD

Nordic Backcountry Skiing Tour in Jacques-Cartier National Park

The Jacques-Cartier National Park lies to the north of Quebec, with soaring peaks and dense forests home to a diverse array of native wildlife—but the snowy terrain makes exploring the wilderness landscapes a challenge. On this tour, travel with ease by Nordic back country skis, and spot deer and moose in their natural habitats. Suitable for beginners and experts alike, your tour includes park fees, all equipment, and round-trip travel from Old Quebec.
  • Duration: 3 to 5 hours
From
$68.71 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 3 to 5 hours
From
$68.71 USD

Quebec City Bike Tour Along Saint Lawrence River

Get to know the best of Old Québec City on this guided, 2.5-hour bike tour. Enjoy a relaxing 13-mile (20-kilometer) ride along the majestic St. Lawrence River and Old Québec's bike-friendly Lower Town district, learning about its history from 1608 to the present day. Get to know this UNESCO World Heritage site, with educational and entertaining commentary from the knowledgeable guide. See the famous castle/hotel Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, the Citadelle of Quebec and more while admiring the city’s natural beauty along the Saint Lawrence River. Bike and helmet are included.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
From
$45.86 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
From
$45.86 USD

Quebec City Helicopter Tour

See Québec City and the surrounding area on this stunning 12- to 15-minute helicopter flight.  Soar over this UNESCO World Heritage City with an exclusive sightseeing tour of Québec City’s downtown skyline and beyond, including Old Québec, the Plains of Abraham and Le Château Frontenac, plus Cap Diamant and the magnificent Saint Lawrence River. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
  • Duration: 15 minutes
From
$131.77 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 15 minutes
From
$131.77 USD

Quebec City Shore Excursion: Private Walking Tour

While docked at the Port of Québec, explore historic Québec City on this private, guided, 2.5-hour walking tour. Enjoy personalized attention and discover Québec City's history from 1608 to the present day. Get to know this UNESCO World Heritage site, with educational and entertaining commentary from a professional tour conductor. Visit many of Québec City’s top attractions — like the Fortifications of Québec, Citadelle of Québec, Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church, the Plains of Abraham, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac and many more.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
From
$14.96 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
From
$14.96 USD

NEW TO VIATOR

Electric Fat Bike Tour

Just half an hour from downtown Quebec City, explore Jacques-Cartier National Park's winter landscape on a 3-hour. With the help of monster tires on electric bike that grip onto surfaces, you can explore the park with ease. The powered wheels allow first timers and experienced cyclists alike to discover the winter countryside.Bike equipment, round-trip hotel transport and lunch are included on this small-group tour.
  • Duration: 3 to 5 hours
From
$68.71 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 3 to 5 hours
From
$68.71 USD


mobile_o
Having trouble booking online?
(888) 651-9785
Call (888) 651-9785