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  • Address: 100 rue St Andre, Quebec City G1K 3Y2, Canada
  • Admission: Free

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Quebec City Old Port (Vieux-Port) Tours

During the 17th century, Quebec City’s charming Old Port (Vieux-Port) was bustling with European vessels and crews offloading supplies to New France. Now thronged with passengers from incoming cruise ships, the area is filled with historic buildings occupied by art galleries, boutiques, and inviting French-influenced restaurants. 

The Basics
The Old Port area of Quebec City is among the city’s most atmospheric districts. Visitors arriving in the city by cruise will pass through here on their way from Lower Town to Upper Town, while those who arrive by other means may be drawn here to visit the Museum of Civilization (Musée de la Civilisation), the Old Port Market (Marché du Vieux-Port), or Place Royale and Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, one of the oldest churches in Quebec. Many walking, cycling, and scooter tours of the city cover Old Port, as do hop-on hop-off bus tours, which also venture to UNESCO World Heritage–listed Old Quebec. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • You can find plenty of outdoor seating along the Old Port waterfront. 
  • Parts of the Old Port area, including the Museum of Civilization, are accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Wear sturdy walking shoes; some of the streets in this area are cobbled and uneven. 

How to Get There
If you arrive in Quebec City by cruise ship, you’ll most likely disembark at Quebec City Old Port, which sits alongside the St. Lawrence River. Visitors coming by train will arrive at the Gare du Palais station, at the eastern border of the Old Port district. The number 11 bus connects Old Quebec to Old Port. 

When to Get There
The Old Port area is busiest between May and October, when cruise ships dock here. Docking days vary according to schedules, but Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are typically busiest. For a quieter experience, go in winter when fewer tourists roam the atmospheric, snow-covered streets. Note that some stores and restaurants may be closed during the winter season. 

The Old Port Quebec Market
Quebec City’s cuisine has a distinctive French influence, and—thanks to the fertile regions surrounding the city—an abundance of fresh, local produce. Take stock of Quebec’s food scene at the Old Port Market, where vendors sell farm-fresh produce trucked in from farms just outside the city. You can sample local cheese, charcuterie, maple syrup, and ice wine, and pick up locally grown produce at this year-round market.

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Quebec City Bike Tour Along Saint Lawrence River, Quebec City, null
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Quebec City Bike Tour Along Saint Lawrence River

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Discover Québec City and the surrounding area on a guided, 2.5-hour bike tour. The guide will explain the geography and history of this great city while ...  Read more

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Quebec City Walking Tour, Quebec City, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Quebec City Walking Tour

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Experience the period charm of Old Quebec on a two-hour guided walking tour of this historic city's many highlights. This leisurely paced, downhill walking ...  Read more

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Quebec City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Quebec City, City Tours
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Quebec City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Quebec City’s most noteworthy sights are all mapped out for you to explore at your own pace with this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Enjoy great views and ...  Read more

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Quebec Lower Town Historical Bike Tour, Quebec City, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Quebec Lower Town Historical Bike Tour

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Pedal along the bike-friendly streets of Old Quebec’s Lower Town on an easy 2.5-hour guided bike tour. A knowledgeable guide steers you toward the district's ...  Read more

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Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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