Tour Time: 10:00am, 2 hours
What You'll See: Place d'Youville, Fortifications, Upper Town, Lower Town, Chateau Frontenac Hotel, Ride on Funicular
($38 USD / 34€ + 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
Departures at 10:00am
Small group size - maximum 10 participants
Entrance to the funicular is included!
Available all year-round
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.
We end the tour at Place Royale, where it all started for Quebec and Canada.
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
Canada's oldest Church, featuring a 'holy door', only the second constructed outside Europe
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!
Old Quebec's famous charming lower town streets
Old Quebec's Lower Town main square
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.
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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Dianna, Columbia, Missouri
"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."