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Unique in North America, Québec is the continent’s only walled city.

Built by the French during the 17th century, Québec was the backdrop for the Anglo-French wars that culminated in General Wolfe’s victory in 1759 and the expulsion of the French from Canada.

Québec's history

Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the narrow cobbled streets wind steeply between Basse-Ville and Haute-Ville, which is crowned by the magnificent Château Frontenac. The city is a treasure trove of historic sites, including the Vieux Port, Battlefields Park, the Citadelle, Artillery Park and the Place Royale. The Rue du Trésor is famous for its artists, whilst the Terrasse Dufferin affords magnificent river views. Military history comes alive on the Plains of Abraham while Québec’s ecclesiastical heritage is evident in its beautiful churches.

City tours

Place Royale, Québec CityFilled with romantic restaurants and unusual boutiques, this is a city to explore through river cruises, horse-drawn carriage rides and walking tours. These leisurely guided walks are particularly good and will help you get your bearings in Canada’s Gallic heartland.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Québec City

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Québec City, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Accommodation choices for Québec City

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Québec City. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Hotel Manoir Victoria, Québec City

      Hotel Manoir Victoria

      Medium

      Situated atop the Cap Diamant, in the heart of Quebec’s old city, the Manoir Victoria is ideally located for exploring the historic district, and all while resting comfortably in a modern, upscale environment.

    • Auberge Saint Antoine, Québec City

      Auberge Saint Antoine

      Deluxe

      Auberge Sainte Antoine is a indulgent hotel in the historic heart of Québec City. It displays many relics unearthed from the site on which the hotel now stands.

    • Superior room, Le Saint-Pierre Auberge Distinctive, Québec City

      Le Saint-Pierre Auberge Distinctive

      Medium

      Located in the Port district, Le Saint-Pierre is a boutique hotel that's full of old world charm, housed in a listed 19th century building in the heart of Québec’s old town, with many of the main attractions just a five minute walk away.

    • Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Québec City

      Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

      First Class

      Overlooking the St. Lawrence River, Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac offers a wide range of rooms and suites to choose from, and possibly the finest restaurant in the city.

    Ideas for experiencing Québec City

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Québec City, and which use the best local guides.

    • Québec City Walking Tour
      Quebec City

      Québec City Walking Tour

      Québec City Walking Tour

      This delightful walking tour visits all the major sights of the old city in a downhill fashion at a leisurely pace. Professional guides make sure that you gain a good understanding of the history and the everyday-life of this World Heritage Site.

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    • Fine Foods Tour
      Apple ice wine tasting at Québec Public Market, Québec City, Canada

      Fine Foods Tour

      Fine Foods Tour

      Discover the heritage and gastronomic culture of Québec City with a 20-minute stop at Old Harbour Market.

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