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Old Quebec (Vieux-Québec)
Old Quebec (Vieux-Québec)

Old Quebec (Vieux-Québec)

Rue de Tresor, 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.

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Quebec City Walking Tour
Quebec City Walking Tour
$24.80 per adult
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Excellent talking your!
Our tour guide had fun stories to tell. Informative and playful. I didn’t know the duke of Kent had so many ties to Canada.
Kerri_H, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Quebec City

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WellWorth our while!!
Don_M, Oct 2021
Quebec City Guided Sightseeing Cruise
Great tour guide. Would recommend this to others of all ages. Boat was clean and safety protocols followed.
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Rolling on the River!
Peggy_C, Aug 2021
Quebec City Guided Sightseeing Cruise
Cleanliness, amenities, smooth ride, information.. Suggestions: Take an occasional break from taking and put on some music! It’ll give the travelers a chance to talk and mingle and add a party atmosphere.
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lovely and absolutely enjoyable tour
Raad_A, Aug 2021
Full-Day Quebec City and Cruise Tour
It was an absolutely enjoyable trip for me everything was just great and our tour guide (Eddy) was very friendly and professional and made sure everyone was feeling comfortable and safe especially to the covid safety measures, we left around 7 am and reached back at 8:30 pm, and I had all the time I needed to enjoy and view each of the attractions spots we visited, differently highly recommended tour and I may do it again with my friends or maybe in winter
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Wonderful Experience!
FCW, Aug 2021
Half-Day Trip to Montmorency Falls and Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré from Quebec city
The whole tour was very enjoyable from beginning to finish! The tour bus was clean, spacious, and on time. Our tour guide, Ray, was very nice and knowledgeable. It was overall an excellent experience!
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An excellent preview of Quebec City
Shashank_A, Nov 2021
Quebec City Walking Tour
The tour guide was knowledgeable, friendly and funny. He shared a lot of history and cultural references that tourists would miss otherwise.
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Absolute Must-Do
rosalynpoontip, Nov 2021
Quebec City Walking Tour
Amazing walking tour, learned a lot about Quebec City history and found a new appreciation for our country and its beginnings. Do this tour before your stay in Quebec!
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Great cruise to see Quebec City
Rich_B, Aug 2021
Quebec City Guided Sightseeing Cruise
The tour is great. Super views of the city and all the way to the Falls. Great explanations in both languages - very interesting. The boat was great also. Nice views. Good bar and food. They Keep up safety requirements and remind folks about masks. Highly recommend this tour to get beautiful views and learn about the history and activities of the area.
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Day trip to quebec city
Jeremy_L, Nov 2021
Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip from Montreal
Andre and Kathy made exceptional guides who certainly brought the trip to life with their light hearted anecdotes as well as in depth knowledge of the history of the area highly recommended!
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Great history tour
5z2m9m7hds, Nov 2021
Private Tour: Quebec City Walking Tour
Dominique was very knowledgeable and gave us a great history overview of Quebec City. Walked through wonderful sights of the city and had a very good time. Would definitely recommend.
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It was a very worth while tour.
Elsa_D, Nov 2021
Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip from Montreal
The driver is funny. Local tour guide was terrific explaining the history & Amazing Quebec. The waterfalls & the bridge above it give the fall view of Quebec.
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Lots to Love!
Heather_W, Nov 2021
Half-Day Trip to Montmorency Falls and Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré from Quebec city
Our guided tour resonated with authenticity. Our tour guide shared many interesting details and his own love of the region— from Quebec City, along the King’s Highway to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre to the Ile D’Orleans. The stops were all very interesting. I liked the waterfall with its roar and bridge and rainbows best. We even came back and saw it lit up with colors after dark!
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Trip with family and friends
Audrey_G, Aug 2021
Quebec City Guided Sightseeing Cruise
Very organized, clean. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. His French and English were flawless. My kids loved it.

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.

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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.

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Food Lover's Guide to Quebec City


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).

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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.

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