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Quebec City Private Walking Tour - The History of Quebec and Canada

Quebec City, Canada
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At a Glance

90 to 180 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 1 more
Winding streets and cobblestone lanes mean Quebec City is best explored on foot, and this private walking tour is designed to take in the city’s most fascinating history, from the stone fortifications... More
Winding streets and cobblestone lanes mean Quebec City is best explored on foot, and this private walking tour is designed to take in the city’s most fascinating history, from the stone fortifications to cliff-top battlefields. If you’re looking for a deep dive into Quebec history, opting for private tour ensures you’ll have plenty of time to ask questions and discuss without ever being rushed by a group itinerary.

Highlights

  • Choose a private tour for personalized service
  • Cover key sites in the upper and lower town
  • Enjoy the freedom to see Quebec City at your own pace
  • Flexible departure time can be tailored to your schedule

What To Expect

Highlights
• Tour lasts 2.5 to 3 hours from lower town Old Port District and ends in upper town fortified city.
• Perfect Quebec City tour for Canadian History lovers!
• Learn about the most important
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Highlights
• Tour lasts 2.5 to 3 hours from lower town Old Port District and ends in upper town fortified city.
• Perfect Quebec City tour for Canadian History lovers!
• Learn about the most important National Historic Sites: Montmorency Park, Fortifications of Québec, Château Frontenac, St-Louis Forts & Châteaux, Québec Citadel, Morrin Center, the
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Highlights
• Tour lasts 2.5 to 3 hours from lower town Old Port District and ends in upper town fortified city.
• Perfect Quebec City tour for Canadian History lovers!
• Learn about the most important National Historic Sites: Montmorency Park, Fortifications of Québec, Château Frontenac, St-Louis Forts & Châteaux, Québec Citadel, Morrin Center, the Seminary of Québec...
• Meet with Jacques Cartier, Champlain, Louis Hébert, Louis XIV, Wolfe & Montcalm, Papineau, G.-E. Cartier,  Duplessis, Levesque… and learn about their impact on local history.
 
What you can expect
Meet your guide at the Musée de la Civilisation in lower town. You will walk through the historical financial district and pass by Barricade Street where Canadian Governor Carleton defeated  the American troops 6 months before the 1776 Declaration of Independence.
You will continue to Place Royale, Canada’s birthplace revitalized in the 1970s with an Old European touch. The nearby Quebecois Mural Fresco is the perfect place to introduce important characters of past and recent History!
Before heading to upper town and talking about the birth of the Canadian Confederation, you’ll catch a few glimpses of Petit-Champlain, an exquisite local artisan’s district, where Irish immigrants originally settled when Quebec City before and after the 1847 European Potato Famine.
From the Dufferin boardwalk atop Cape Diamond we’ll cover 250 years of military history, from French ramparts to British forts built until Canada became independent in 1867. From this unique lookout near the Chateau Frontenac you will gaze at the outstanding St.Lawrence River landscape and panoramic overview of the naval battlefield of the Seven Years’ War that led to the fall of New France in 1763!
On your way to the Citadel and Parliament Building of the Province of Québec, you will stroll amidst the unique British-influenced architecture of Old Quebec and discover the oldest French Monastery in America, a school for girls in operation since 1639. Your guide will recount the remarkable contribution of the Ursulines since they settled in the cradle of New France.
Going back to the fortified city, you will walk through the Scottish District near St-Andrew’s Church and you will see the first Anglican Cathedral built outside the British Isles.
To complete the tour, the nearby Catholic Cathedral and Old Seminary lends themselves perfectly to give an overview of the recent history of the French-Canadians whose present-day institutions were founded during the 1960’s Quiet Revolution. This milestone in recent Canadian history represents the first step to the creation of a modern society, still struggling to perpetuate the French culture and language in North America.
Beyond doubt, this tour will be the highlight of your Quebec City trip!

What's Included

GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Meeting point: if your hotel is in Old Québec, we will meet you directly at your hotel. Send us a message and we will confirm accordingly. 
If the meeting point is NOT your hotel, then we meet at the
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Meeting point: if your hotel is in Old Québec, we will meet you directly at your hotel. Send us a message and we will confirm accordingly. 
If the meeting point is NOT your hotel, then we meet at the 'Musée of the civilisation' on St-Pierre Street (back door) in Old Port District - Lower Town Quebec City.
FYI, walking distance between the Chateau Frontenac and the "Musée of the civilisation" is less than 1 km and it takes about 5-10 minutes.

Return Details

Tour ends near Notre-Dame-de-Québec Cathedral in Upper Town.

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Product code: 61582P3

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