Walking Tour through Quebec City's History

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Walking Tour through Quebec City's History
from AUD $43.75
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 a unique 2-hour walking adventure through the heart of this UNESCO world heritage site.
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In Brief

Québec, Canada
2 hours
Important InfoInfo
Follow your cicerone, or guide, off the beaten path and into history. You’ll be charmed by Old Quebec, the only walled city in North America.

On your 2-hour walking tour you’ll be accompanied by an authentic and unique character dressed in full colonial costume. Relive 400 years of action-packed Quebec history!

You’re sure to be impressed by this UNESCO world heritage site where fine old buildings and proud monuments line the winding streets. Visit picturesque places such as the Château Frontenac, Dufferin Terrace, the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec, and Place Royale. Place Royale is considered the cradle of French civilization in North America.


  • Local guide
  • Professional guide


  • Gratuities

Departure Point

12 Rue Sainte-Anne, Québec, QC G1R 3X3, Canada

Traveler pickup is offered
We suggest to be at the departue place 10 minutes before your tour.

Returns To

Royal Place, Place Royale, Québec, QC G1K, Canada

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Great walking tour of Quebec city really gave us the history and oriented us to today's Quebec city too.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
Our guide was funny, informative and engaging. Quebec City has so much history and culture and this tour was a great introduction and would highly recommend it anyone, even locals.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
Very much enjoyed our tour! Our guide was excellent and very informative! She made the tour very enjoyable!
• Submitted 24 Sep 2018
Our guide, Noel was fantastic!! He made the history very,very interesting!! Would recommend to anyone interested in the history of this beautiful city.
• Submitted 06 Sep 2018
Our tour guide was excellent and extremely knowledgeable. We learned so much from her. I would recommend this tour as a great way to start your visit to Quebec.
• Submitted 30 Jul 2018
Fascinating, very informative tour took us to many parts of the old city we had never seen before, despite our many visits. Very memorable and enjoyable way to experience the history of Quebec. We both highly recommend it, and our guide, “Guillaume Pelletier.”
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
Our guide was excellent, brought the city's history to life. Lots of up and down hill walking, so wear comfortable shoes.
• Submitted 20 Apr 2018
Like everything I experienced in my several days stay in old Quebec City, this walking tour was excellent. Our guide was in character as the first white woman to settle in Quebec City and gave us a unique view of the life and history of the times. The stories she shared from a 'first hand' viewpoint were invaluable in gaining an insight into the realities of life and its hardships, and the politics, centuries ago. Loved it!
• Submitted 31 Oct 2017
Our family all agree that this tour was a highlight of our trip. The costumed guide had a delightful personality, working hard to engage two children and the adults. She had a real story of being a Kings Daughter true of a long ago ancestor which she used to bring Quebec City alive.
• Submitted 29 Oct 2017
This tour was fabulous! Our guide was very knowledgeable about the city of Quebec. He also told us places to go to after the tour to learn more, we highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2017
I especially liked the parts of the walk in the lower town. It gave me a good introduction to the old city in general because I did it on my first day. The guide stayed in her character so that helped with the history of the city.
• Submitted 11 Oct 2017
The tour guide was excellent. We visited many of the cathedrals in the area as well as many of the other historical highlights. The tour was well worth the price.
• Submitted 09 Oct 2017
Our walking tour guide was knowledgeable and did a great job.
• Submitted 24 Sep 2017
Great tour! Animated and informative
• Submitted 22 Sep 2017
5 stars. Guide was knowledgeable and humorus.
• Submitted 28 Aug 2017
This tour was well worth the money. The guide was extremely knowledgable, easy to understand and could answer all questions although there weren't many because he was very thorough.
• Submitted 18 Jul 2017
Enjoyed every minute of it! The guide was informative, entertaining and very interesting. Her information on the Holy Door was especially appreciated as it was accurate, helpful and unbiased! We recommend the tour to everyone!
• Submitted 05 Oct 2016
Best tour ever because of our guide. His pace was leisurely and his knowledge of local history was excellent. P.S. The woman in the attached picture no longer works for the company. She lives and works in New York.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2016
Our guide was knowledgeable and interesting. We learned a lot about the history of Quebec that we wouldn't have picked up otherwise.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2016
We loved this tour - our guide was animated, and very informed. She gave us a history lesson we will never forget!
• Submitted 04 Sep 2016
Great walking tour with interesting Quebec history. Tour started in upper town and walked downhill to lower town making it a manageable tour. Our guide was very sweet and she had a lot of information to share. I would recommend this tour to get acquainted with this beautiful city.
• Submitted 17 Aug 2016
Our guide was very friendly, informative and held my attention for the entire tour! WELL worth your money and time!!
• Submitted 21 Aug 2016
Our tour guide Saleen sp?said to call her sardine was absolutely amazing! She brought early Quebec to life with all of her information. Request this tour guide when you go.......she won't disappoint!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2016
Our guide, Helen, I think, was excellent! Funny, nice details as well as the big picture!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2016

In Brief

Québec, Canada
2 hours