Québec City Walking Tour
Québec City Walking Tour, Canada
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. 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 Quebec 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 and including the hidden courtyard of the Old Bastion of the Mill to reach St-Louis Street.
At 'La Maison du Général', your guide may discuss the fifth and last siege of Quebec City, led by the invasion Army sent by George Washington. From St-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 St-Paul Street, old Sous-le-Cap Street and St-Pierre Street to the Museum of Civilization.
The final destination is the oldest part of Quebec 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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These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.