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  • Address: Quebec City, Canada
  • Admission: Free

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Old Quebec (Vieux Quebec) Tours

With its narrow, cobbled streets and historic 17th- and 18th-century homes and monuments, there’s no place else in Canada that feels quite like Old Quebec (Vieux Quebec). As the only existing fortified city north of Mexico, it’s full of living history, rich Quebecois culture, and European-style charm. The historic district of Old Quebec—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—is a must-see when in 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. 

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.

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.

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).

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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Quebec City Sightseeing Tour, Quebec City, null
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Quebec City Sightseeing Tour

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Experience the highlights of Quebec City on a sightseeing tour with a friendly, knowledgeable guide. Soak up the French charm of Old Quebec and be enchanted ...  Read more

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

From USD $32.77
Small-Group Quebec City Food Tour, Quebec City, City Tours
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Small-Group Quebec City Food Tour

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Taste French-Canadian food at its finest on this flavorful, small-group walking tour of Quebec City. Eat like a true local as your in-the-know guide takes you ...  Read more

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

From USD $41.35
Walking Tour through Quebec City's History, Quebec City, Food Tours
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Walking Tour through Quebec City's History

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Travel back four centuries in time to the colony of New France as you tour Old Quebec City with your “cicerone,” or guide dressed in period costume. Experience ...  Read more

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

From USD $24.96
Quebec City Bike Tour Along Saint Lawrence River, Quebec City, Walking Tours
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Quebec City Bike Tour Along Saint Lawrence River

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Discover Québec City and the surrounding area on a guided, 2.5-hour bike tour. The guide will explain the geography and history of this great city while ...  Read more

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

From USD $46.81
Quebec City Walking Tour, Quebec City, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Quebec City Walking Tour

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Experience the period charm of Old Quebec on a two-hour guided walking tour of this historic city's many highlights. This leisurely paced, downhill walking ...  Read more

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

From USD $24.18
Private Tour: Quebec City Walking Tour, Quebec City, City Tours
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Private Tour: Quebec City Walking Tour

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One of the best ways to experience all of the charming sites of Quebec City is by foot. On this 2.5-hour private walking tour, visit Place d’Hôtel de ...  Read more

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

From USD $20.06
Quebec City Helicopter Tour Over Montmorency Falls, Quebec City, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Quebec City Helicopter Tour Over Montmorency Falls

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Begin the Québec City helicopter tour at the ticket office near the Jean Lesage International Airport. Head to the heliport and climb aboard a ...  Read more

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

From USD $170.38
Quebec City Helicopter Tour, Quebec City, Helicopter Tours
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Quebec City Helicopter Tour

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Admire Quebec City from a unique vantage point on this helicopter tour! On your helicopter flight, enjoy spectacular aerial views of the city’s astounding ...  Read more

Location: Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 15 minutes (approx.)

From USD $134.50
Montmorency Falls Bike Tour in Quebec, Quebec City, Helicopter Tours
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Montmorency Falls Bike Tour in Quebec

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Don’t pass up the chance to see lofty Montmorency Falls on this 4-hour bike tour from Old Quebec. A cable-car ride to the top gives you prime views of the ...  Read more

Location: Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.07

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