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Old Quebec (Vieux Quebec) Tours

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Old Quebec (Vieux Quebec)
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.
Address: Quebec City, Canada
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City Tours

Quebec City Sightseeing Tour

Explore the best of Quebec City on this guided 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.
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  • 2 hours
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Walking Tours

Small-Group Quebec City Food Tour

Eat like a local during this small-group food walking tour of Quebec City. Indulge your tastebuds as you sample a range of French-Canadian specialties with a guide including wine, crepes, chocolates, savory delights and more. Stop to snack at a range of purveyors located in the city’s top eating neighborhoods such as 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.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Cultural Tours

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Old Québec Walks with funiculare

Since Juin 2018, more than 700 guests have booked Old Québec Walks - RIVER\CASTLE\TASTING. * A few steps away from the cruise terminal and the railway station.* Small group tours for the first time travellers. * Headset is provided. Even during the construction season, the guide is loud and clear to all!* Offbeats itinerary away from crowds. * Not only outside, but we also go inside the buildings as well. This WALKING TOUR is perfect for first-time travellers to Quebec City. We will enjoy some of the major monuments but also discover some hidden secret places in Old Quebec.It will be an informative and leisure 2.5-hour tour with an awesome certified guide. No rush, we'll enjoy this beautiful city all along our path. We'll stop at serval hidden spots which are not covered in regular walking tours. We will walk through secret doors, quiet streets and alleys. And we will meet locals, so we can get to know about Québec City and the surrounding areas.
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Ports of Call Tours

Quebec City Shore Excursion: Private Guided Quebec City Walking Tour

With cobblestone streets and hidden walkways, the historic center of Quebec City is perfect for exploring on foot, but it’s hard to set your own pace when you’re part of a group excursion. Enjoy Quebec City on your terms with a private walking tour that’s tailored to you: Visit Quebec highlights, duck into cute boutiques, learn about history, and see the things that interest you most as a personal guide leads the way.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Walking Tours

Quebec Shore Excursion: Small-Group Food Walking Tour

Discover some of the delicious cuisines for which Quebec City is famous on this 2.5-hour small-group Quebec shore excursion. Delve into the pretty neighborhoods with your guide and admire top local attractions such as the Parliament of Quebec, the Grand Theatre and the Park of French America. Gain insight into the city’s rich heritage. Visit local bakeries, cafes, pancake houses and restaurants along the way, and sample 15 authentic regional delicacies at five locations. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people, ensuring a more personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Interactive Street Theatre Legends & Superstitions

Discover legends, traditions, uncommon beliefs and disturbing historical facts. Let yourself be seduced by Will-o-wisps that get awoken right in front of you…but be careful, some stories might make you lose your head!This tour is family-friendly!Please notice that this walking tour takes place exclusively outside and that our ghosts walk rain or shine. We suggest you wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes as well as you bring a raincoat or an umbrella.
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  • 105 to 120 minutes
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  • 105 to 120 minutes
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Honeymoon Packages

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Old Quebec Private Photo Session

With me, I will capture the organic in-between moments and raw emotions and turn them into memories you can treasure. You will have modern, journalistic and elegant images. I love to get to know you personally, your story, your visions and what sparks you.I shoot a Canon 6D MARK II FULL FRAME camera with two professional lenses. As a licensed tour guide, I will add a little touch of historical facts. * 1-hour photo shoot and tour in Old Quebec * HD digital photos sent to your device* Mini photo session available for only 69$, contact me for more details.Summer family holidaySpring graduation trip Fall foliageWinter vacation / Christmas Engagement / Honeymoon -Or would you just like some nice solo pictures for work and your social media profile?Then, this is the tour for you. Any questions? Send me a message requesting a photo tour and we'll discuss the details.* Follow my Instagram @sunny.tour.guide for the latest photos* The meeting time could be customized.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour

Helicopter Tours

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Driver for a day - DELTA PACKAGE

Give yourself thrills and drive a Robinson R22 that can reach 180 km / h and an altitude up to 4,200 m. Feel the adrenaline rising in you for a duration of 30 minutes in the sky! The R22 is a helicopter with 2 seats, and its small size allows great maneuverability and a good response to the maneuvers performed.
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  • 30 minutes
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  • 30 minutes
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Movie & TV Tours

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Private Québec VIP 쓸쓸하고 찬란하神 – 도깨비 Goblin:The Lonely/Great God Photo Safari Tour

Within the 2 hrs of this tour, your self-employed private guide, will personalise his commentary to march your interests/background. You will discover the scenes where Guardian-The Lonely and Great God was filmed - you can make a photo album in the foot steps of Kim Shin (Guardian/Goblin) and Kim Sun (Guardian's Bride). Along the way your guide will explain some of the history, architechture and culture of Québec City.이에 3 시간에는 관광의 올드 퀘벡 도시,당신은 방문할 것이 원칙이는 보호자-외로운 하나님이 촬영되었다. 할 수 있는 앨범의에서,당신을 풍부하게하는 데 도움이됩니다.의 김신(보호자/고블린)과 김선(보호자의 신부)니다. 와 함께하는 방법 안내 설명할 것이고,역사,건축 양식과 문화의 퀘벡 도시입니다.この上3孤独な神が撮影された-オールドケベック市の時間のツアー,あなたは、原則としてサイトガーディアンを訪問します. あなたのアルバムを作ることができます,キム*シンの足のステップで(守護/ゴブリン)とキム*サン(守護の花嫁). 道に沿ってあなたのガイドはケベック市の歴史、建築と文化を説明します。在这个3小时的旧魁北克市之旅中,您将参观守护者的原则地点-孤独的上帝被拍摄。 你可以做一张你的专辑,在金Shin(监护人/地精)和金太阳(监护人的新娘)的脚下。 沿途您的导游将解释魁北克市的历史,建筑
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Day Trips

Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip from Montreal

Explore Québec City and the surrounding region on this guided, full-day sightseeing tour from Montreal. Hop aboard your coach to visit Québec City’s top attractions, including the UNESCO-listed Old Québec, Place Royale and the Plains of Abraham, before venturing into the scenic countryside to see Montmorency Falls. You'll hear commentary from your guide along the way, and enjoy convenient hotel pickup and drop-off from downtown Montreal.
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  • 12 hours
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City Tours

Quebec City Walking Tour

Explore historic Old Québec City on this 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.
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Cultural Tours

Quebec City Guided Sightseeing Cruise

Enjoy the view of Québec City and the surrounding countryside from the water on this sightseeing cruise along the Saint-Lawrence River. Set sail from the Cap Diamant to Montmorency Falls, the perfect combination of nature and culture. Take in the stunning view from three distinctive exterior terraces, with commentary from a costumed guide dressed as the French-Canadian explorer Louis Jolliet. See the Québec City skyline and cruise beneath the famous Fairmont Le Château Frontenac hotel. A variety of beverages and snacks are available for purchase on board the boat.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Day Trips

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Discover Quebec with a private tour of 8 hours (1 to 9 passengers)

A private city tour with us is the best way to visit Quebec City. Whether you are alone or in a group (up to 9 passengers) your guide will take you to the most beautiful places in the city and surroundings.Our drivers are tour guides accredited by the city and know the history on their fingertips.By choosing a private city tour with us, you can customize your tour as you wish. If you want to see the Quebec City countryside, we will take you there with pleasure. If you want to see the Basilica of St. Anne de Beaupre, no problem too.This tour has almost no limit, we can also go to the village of St. Paul's Bay, if you want to see a small charming village with its famous art galleries.This 8-hour private tour is the best way to see all of Quebec City and its surroundings in one day!
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Food Tours

Lowertown Evening Gourmet Tour- 5 Course Progressive Dinner in Quebec City

Foodies exploring Quebec City certainly know about the superb culinary scene, but even if you dine at several of the city's restaurants, you still only scratch the surface of what Quebec has to offer. With this guided culinary adventure, enjoy fantastic food with stops at six to eight different eateries. And as you taste your way through picturesque Old Quebec, don't worry about extra costs—drinks, tastings, and a guide to lead the way are included.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Bus & Minivan Tours

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Discover Quebec City with a private 3-hour city tour (1 to 9 passengers)

By opting for a private tour with Groupe Limo Québec, you have the chance to have a personalized tour according to your needs and your own interests. You have the opportunity to spend more time in a place that you like, which is not possible during group tours.Our tours are also customizable, which means there is no preset schedule. So, if you have a special interest in churches, our guide will take more time to show you this particular heritage. There is no limit with this tour, if you want to visit the basilica Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, your guide will take you there. The only limit of this round is the duration of 3 hours maximum.By booking your private tour, you get a tour guide for you only. He takes the time to answer all your questions.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Walking Tours

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.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Day Cruises

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Quebec City Day Trip from Montreal by Bus with Sightseeing Cruise

Departing from downtown Montreal every morning, travel aboard a coach to Quebec City and experience a historic 1¬½-hour guided cruise on the St. Lawrence River. Aboard the AML Louis-Jolliet, cruise from Old Quebec to the Montmorency Falls, passing by l'Île d'Orléans, and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Château Frontenac.Return to Montreal at the end of the day.
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  • 14 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Private VIP 1/2 Day Mobility Challenged Car Tour

On this 3hr car tour, your self-employed private guide will personalise his commentary to match your interests/background and within the allotted time/price customise/adapt your itinerary to meet your wants/needs/abilities: no stops; a few stops/steps; occasionally a person may stay in the vehicle, while others step into a building for a few minutes.You will be introduced you to the principle sites of the Old Town, plus Parlement House, the Fountain of Tournay and the Western Fortification. You may decide to take a look inside: Holy Trinity Cathedral, the Ursuline Monastery and the Litterary Society. Explore Place Royale and overlook Dufferin terrace. Learn how Champlain created a fur trading network up the St-Laurence through the midwest, down to New Orleans. Get a new perspective on the relationship between Québec City, the French Indian War, as well as the American War of Independence.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Quebec City Walking Tour

Explore historic Québec City on this private guided 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.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Day Trips

Montmorency Falls & Quebec City Day Tour from Montreal

Discover top attractions in French Canada on this 12-hour Quebec City day tour from Montreal. Leave Montreal behind and travel with your guide to Quebec City, one of North America’s oldest settlements. Take in panoramic views over the dramatic skyline from the Capital Observatory. Enjoy free time to explore the Old Town at your leisure and gain insight into the vibrant culture, heritage and politics that make Quebec City tick. Traverse suspension bridges across the mighty Grand Canyon and marvel at the turbulent power of Saint Anne Falls.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Hiking & Camping

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Hiking in Jacques-Cartier National Park

Just half an hour from downtown Quebec City, explore Jacques-Cartier National Park's summer landscape on a hike for a memorable experience in this wilderness. 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. Round-trip transportation and lunch are included on this small-group tour.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Bus & Minivan Tours

Quebec City Shore Excursion: Quebec City Sightseeing Tour

While docked at the Port of Québec, explore the best of Québec City on this guided sightseeing tour. Visit many of Québec City’s top attractions—Old Québec, Place Royale, Place d'Armes, and the Plains of Abraham. Hop aboard a comfortable motorcoach and get to know this UNESCO World Heritage Site, with live commentary from a professional tour conductor. Port of Québec pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Ports of Call Tours

Quebec City Shore Excursion: Grand Walking Tour of Quebec City

While docked at the Port of Québec, explore historic Old Québec City on this 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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
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City Tours

Private Guided Quebec City Walking Tour

Walk the streets of Old Quebec and marvel in the historic feel of one of the oldest cities in North America. This tour is just for you and your group, and can be customized to your interests and preferences. Choose to visit a few of the most popular sights in Quebec City, or buckle up and see them all.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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