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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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    Our expert guides to exploring Québec City

    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting Québec City, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate Québec City at its best.

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      Honeymoons in Canada

      Honeymoons in Canada

      Country specialist, Caroline, picks some of her top places to stay and things to do on honeymoon in Canada. Her highlights include where to spot Canada’s wildlife, taking a food tour in Vancouver, finding seclusion in the Rockies and staying on an authentic ranch.

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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.

    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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