• Location: Quebec City, Canada
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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.


  • Enjoy a guided walk through Quebec City on a private shore excursion
  • Hear interesting stories and facts about the city's rich history, culture and architecture
  • Visit Old Port, Chateau Frontenac, Place Royale, City Hall and more
  • Customize your tour or let your knowledgeable local guide lead the way

What You Can Expect

Quebec City Shore Excursion: Private Walking Tour

Chateau Frontenac

While docked at the Port of Quebec, get to know Québec City and its top attractions on this educational and entertaining walking tour. The 2.5-hour adventure begins in the Upper Town district. Meet the tour guide and enjoy an ongoing commentary of interesting facts and stories about this historic Canadian city. Learn about the past and present and get a glimpse into the future of Québec City, a UNESCO World Heritage site, while walking along from one location to the next.

This private tour is a customized experience, so be sure to include any specific requests and desired attractions to the guide at any time.

Explore Old Québec, the historic heart of French Canada and the capital of the province of Québec, with its narrow streets, stone buildings and European feel. Learn about the city's history and culture while strolling past attractions like the Fortifications of Québec. See and learn about the important function of the city walls from centuries ago and gain a better understanding of the defense system of North America's only remaining fortified city. Québec City is the only walled city north of Mexico. 

There’s also the Citadelle of Québec, an active military installation and official residence of both the Canadian monarch and the Governor General of Canada; and Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church, one of the oldest stone churches in Canada that stands on the very spot where Québec began.

Visit Place Royale, often referred to as the birthplace of French America, and the beautiful Plains of Abraham, where the famous Battle of Québec between the French and English armies took place in the Seven Years’ War in 1759. Also, enjoy views of picturesque Place d'Armes and take photos of the towering Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Canada’s most-beloved hotel. 

The tour concludes back in the Upper Town district. It truly is a fun and fast way to get to know Québec City and the many amazing attractions it offers. 

This excursion is located within a 10-minute walk to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Quebec City. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.

Customer Reviews

Linda M. R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Richard Seguin did a fantastic job with our private walking tour. We really enjoyed his narratives and stories about the city. We felt we learned a lot. I definitely would recommend him to anyone going to Quebec.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Very awesome tour and tour guide. Hardly noticed the cold damp air We highly recommend this tour, Quebec City, AND Viator!

Marcelle M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Marie was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with. She met us at thr port

James N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Pierre was truly an exceptional tour guide. He was patient and helpful. He was very knowledgeable about so many of the historical, cultural and events of Montreal. I would highly recommend him to anyone that wants an educational and informative tour of the city. Bravo !!

Clifford B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our guide, Michael, was marvelous. He had a lot of knowledge concerning the history of this remarkable city. He guided us through various areas of the city giving us the historical and cultural significance of each area. He was able to provide us answers to our various questions.

DMoran United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Clarisse is the best!!! We were a party of 2 off a cruise ship and looking forward to being away from the 'others'. Clarisse met us at the port and customized the tour to allow my husband to get cigars at the end. Thanks Clarisse for your care and the wealth of knowledge about Quebec that you shared!!

Nancy S USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We had a GREAT time with Simon our private walking guide. He was knowledgeable and nice. He met us at the cruise terminal. There were just 4 of us, so we probably didn't do a "typical" tour, but walked everywhere and had a great time. If you can, ask for Simon!

Heidi F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Doing a private tour is the best way to go! We were able to pepper the guide with our questions and he even brought in a few things around the Louise Penny novels my mom loves.

Wade L

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

After a little problem finding the guide, we were pleased with the rest of the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and well versed in all the history of the city being a 12th generation inhabitant!! We saw many parts of the city and he recommended restaurants for our lunch at the end of the tour. One would want to be sure that the 3 hour walk on cobblestones and pavement is something that wouldn't cause a problem. We enjoyed it very much. And Quebec City was our favorite stop on our cruise.

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