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Québec City

Québec City Walking Tour

This delightful walking tour visits all the major sights of the old city in a downhill fashion, and 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. Activities, museums, nightlife and so on are also discussed for you to take full advantage of your stay.

The tour starts from Place d'Armes, right at the heart of the old town, with a general introduction to the history of Québec City. Then it continues onto Dufferin Terrace with a breathtaking view of the countryside, the St. Lawrence River, the Citadel and the famous Chateau Frontenac.

Next you walk through the Governors' Garden, home to the Wolfe-Montcalm monument, resulting from the Battle of the Plains of Abraham (1759), where Canada changed hands. From then on, your walk follows the charming streets of the old town including the hidden courtyard of the Old Bastion of the Mill to reach Saint-Louis Street.

At 'La Maison du Général', your guide may discuss the fifth and last siege of Québec City, led by the invasion army sent by George Washington. From Saint-Louis Street, continue to the courtyard of the Ursuline Sisters, who have been present in the town since 1639. The walk then continues down narrow streets before arriving at the Anglican Cathedral.

Next come City Hall, the Seminary and the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec. Following a downhill path, the walk continues along Saint-Paul Street, old Sous-le-Cap Street and Saint-Pierre Street to the Canadian Museum of History.

The final destination is the oldest part of Québec City: Place Royale and the quaint Notre-Dame-des-Victoires church built in 1688. At the foot of Diamond Cliff, with Chateau Frontenac towering above, the tour comes to an end.

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You can enjoy this activity as part of the suggested tours below, or we can weave it into a trip shaped entirely around you.