Old Quebec City Walking Tour + Funicular

Tour Time: 10:00am, 2 hours

What You'll See: Place d'Youville, Fortifications, Upper Town, Lower Town, Chateau Frontenac Hotel, Ride on Funicular


$39 CAD + tax & fee

($29 USD / 26€ + tax/fee)

Recommended for ages 8 and up!
Includes ticket for ride on the Funicular from Upper Town to Lower Town.
Sales taxes are 14.975% and booking fee is $3.00

**COVID-19 Update**

For your safety, all tours are suspended until July 1st. Please stay tuned for more updates and hope to see you post-COVID-19

Our newest year-round tour has launched! Join Fitz for our intimate and personalized tour of the history and charm of Old Quebec City.

  • Explore cobblestoned streets, pass centuries-old British & French architectural gems, and catch views of ships at dock.
  • Learn how Quebec, its St. Lawrence River Port and massive fortifications made it the stronghold of French North-America
  • Feel how the area has evolved over time and what is bringing locals back into the neighbourhood.
  • Visit a state of the art library, beautifully renovated inside a historical concert hall.
  • Enjoy a personalized experience - each guide has their own favorite spots & stories and will tailor their tour to you and the small group.

Departures at 10:00am

Small group size - maximum 10 participants

Entrance to the funicular is included!

Available all year-round

What to Expect

To begin…
To start, your tour guide will greet you at a cozy local café to give you a lay of the land.

The right pace
Be prepared to be wowed by the narrow streets of Old Québec by exploring on foot, at a nice relaxed pace.

You’ll be in good hands
Leave your guidebook and tuck away your phone (except for photos!), because your host will show you around this masterpiece of a slice of Europe in North-America.

Space to connect and explore
We keep our groups small. As a result you get a more intimate experience with your guide to go up, down, over and under to see less-obvious sights and hidden perspectives of Québec’s charming historic quarter.

Tips for your stay in Quebec
As you walk, feel free to poke your head into restaurants, galleries, bars, or shops as we pass by to take note for later pleasures. In any case, your guide will be happy to share their recommendations and favourite spots.

Skip the stairs
Québec has a lot of staircases, and we mean a lot! That’s why we include a ticket to ride to the legendary funicular, which will take us down to the foundations of the city and its oldest neighbourhood.

In conclusion…
We end the tour at Place Royale, where it all started for Quebec and Canada.

Highlights of this tour:

Place Youville

Old Quebec's central event square, with a skating rink during the winter!

Old Quebec Fortifications

See and learn about the Ramparts of Quebec City, the only remaining fortified city walls in North America north of Mexico

Maison de Literature

Our mid-way warm stop is a former Methodist Church beautifully restored into a modern Library.

Old Quebec Seminary

Beautiful building and tucked away courtyard

Notre-Dame Cathedral

Canada's oldest Church, featuring a 'holy door', only the second constructed outside Europe

Chateau Frontenac

Canada's most photographed Hotel, your guide will take you inside


Ride from the Upper Town to Lower Town to avoid the large staircase - your ticket is included in the tour!

Petit Champlain

Old Quebec's famous charming lower town streets

Place Royale

Old Quebec's Lower Town main square

Where to Meet

This walking tour meets in upper town at Brulerie Saint-Jean café. (881 Rue Saint-Jean)
Arrive early to grab a coffee or snack!
- 1 minute walk from the bus station (lines 800, 801, 7, 11)
- 15 minute taxi ride from Sainte-Foy district
- 20 minute walk from Chateau Frontenac

The tour end at Place Royale in lower town.

Get Directions

Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

All of our tours run in English, however with our increasing global audience, our guides are brushing up on other languages. All guides speak French of course, being in Quebec.

Yes, booking in advance is required. Our tours typically sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.

We are proud to be operating in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa, with more Destinations launching soon!

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"Our Old Québec walking tour was an excellent starter course. The walk was a good pace and the guide told amusing factual stories. Along the way, we could ask our own questions and he pointed out good places to eat or shop. A nice introduction to this beautiful, diverse city."

Dianna, Columbia, Missouri