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Old Quebec (Vieux-Québec) Tours and Activities

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Old Quebec (Vieux-Québec)
With its narrow, cobbled streets and historic 17th- and 18th-century homes and monuments, there’s no place else in Canada that feels quite like Old Quebec (Vieux-Québec). As the only existing fortified city north of Mexico, it’s full of living history, rich Quebecois culture, and European-style charm. The historic district of Old Quebec—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—is a must-see when in Quebec City.

The Basics
Walking tours are a great way to experience Old Quebec, as its many sights, including the Château Frontenac and Dufferin Terrace, are best explored on foot. The area can also be seen by bike and even from the air. Those interested in experiencing the old city through its food can take a food tour and sample the best of many French-Canadian eats. Most Quebec City tours include a stop at the area’s Place Royale, which is considered the cradle of French civilization in North America. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • A knowledgeable local tour guide can provide context for all the history and culture you’re viewing and experiencing.
  • Old Quebec’s streets are mainly cobblestone, so be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

How to Get There
The historic Old Quebec district is located inside Quebec City, which has its own airport but is also easily accessible as a day trip or overnight from Montreal. The nearest train and bus station is Gare du Palais. Walking tours tend to begin within the old city walls, while bus tours offer hotel pickup and drop-off.

When to Get There
Summer is the most popular time to visit Quebec City, and while the warm weather draws larger crowds, it also allows for al fresco dining and charming sidewalk cafés. The winter months are also full of activity and are quite beautiful if you don’t mind the cold—average winter temperatures are often below 20 degrees Fahrenheit (-6 Celsius).

Highlights of Old Quebec
The winding streets of Vieux Quebec are charming in their own right, but the old city’s many monuments and museums are not to be overlooked. Particularly picturesque are the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Quebec, La Citadelle, and the Place Royale. Also worth a visit are the nearby Plains of Abraham, a historic park and former battlefield, and the beautiful Montmorency Falls, on the Beaupré shore. These can all be visited easily in one day and are included in most Quebec City sightseeing tours.
Address: Rue de Tresor, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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24 Tours and Activities to Experience Old Quebec (Vieux-Québec)

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Quebec City Walking Tour

Quebec City Walking Tour

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Explore historic Old Québec City on this walking tour. Visit many of Québec City’s top attractions in the Upper and Lower Town districts—like the Fortifications of Québec, Citadelle of Québec, Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church and many more. Discover Québec City's history from 1608 to the present day and get to know this UNESCO World Heritage site, with educational and entertaining commentary from a professional tour conductor.
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  • 2 hours
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Small-Group Quebec City Food Tour

Small-Group Quebec City Food Tour

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Eat like a local during this small-group food walking tour of Quebec City. Indulge your tastebuds as you sample a range of French-Canadian specialties with a guide including wine, crepes, chocolates, savory delights and more. Stop to snack at a range of purveyors located in the city’s top eating neighborhoods such as charming Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Best of all, this small-group tour is limited to just 15 guests, ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Discover Quebec With an 8-Hour Private Tour

Discover Quebec With an 8-Hour Private Tour

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A private city tour with us is the best way to visit Quebec City. Whether you are alone or in a group (up to 9 passengers) your guide will take you to the most beautiful places in the city and surroundings. Our drivers are tour guides accredited by the city and know the history on their fingertips. By choosing a private city tour with us, you can customize your tour as you wish. If you want to see the Quebec City countryside, we will take you there with pleasure. If you want to see the Basilica of St. Anne de Beaupre, no problem too. This tour has almost no limit, we can also go to the village of St. Paul's Bay, if you want to see a small charming village with its famous art galleries. This 8-hour private tour is the best way to see all of Quebec City and its surroundings in one day!
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  • 8 hours
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Private Tour: Quebec City Walking Tour

Private Tour: Quebec City Walking Tour

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Explore historic Québec City on this private guided walking tour. Enjoy personalized attention and discover Québec City's history from 1608 to the present day. Get to know this UNESCO World Heritage site, with educational and entertaining commentary from a professional tour conductor. Visit many of Québec City’s top attractions — like the Fortifications of Québec, Citadelle of Québec, Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church, the Plains of Abraham, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac and many more.
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Walking Tour Through Quebec City's History

Walking Tour Through Quebec City's History

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Revisit Quebec’s fascinating history on this tour of Old Quebec City. A guide will meet you in period costume and lead you through 400 years of exciting history as you wander the only walled city in North America. Visit Place Royale, considered the birthplace of French civilization in North America, and see the magnificent Château Frontenac and the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec. A friendly local guide will lead you through the city, which is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. This small-group tour ensures a more intimate experience.
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Quebec City Guided Sightseeing Cruise

Quebec City Guided Sightseeing Cruise

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Enjoy the view of Québec City and the surrounding countryside from the water on this sightseeing cruise along the Saint-Lawrence River. Set sail from the Cap Diamant to Montmorency Falls, the perfect combination of nature and culture. Take in the stunning view from three distinctive exterior terraces, with commentary from a costumed guide dressed as the French-Canadian explorer Louis Jolliet. See the Québec City skyline and cruise beneath the famous Fairmont Le Château Frontenac hotel. A variety of beverages and snacks are available for purchase on board the boat.
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Quebec City Shore Excursion: Grand Walking Tour of Quebec City

Quebec City Shore Excursion: Grand Walking Tour of Quebec City

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While docked at the Port of Québec, explore historic Old Québec City on this walking tour. Visit many of Québec City’s top attractions in the Upper and Lower Town districts — like the Fortifications of Québec, Citadelle of Québec, Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church and many more. Discover Québec City's history from 1608 to the present day and get to know this UNESCO World Heritage site, with educational and entertaining commentary from a professional tour conductor.
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  • 2 hours
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Quebec City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Quebec City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Explore the best of Quebec City on this narrated, hop-on hop-off, double-decker bus tour. Visit many of Quebec City’s top attractions—like Old Québec, Fortifications of Québec, Quartier Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Place Royale, Vieux-Port de Québec, to name just a few. Select the 1-day pass, then board at any of the stops and get to know this UNESCO World Heritage Site in customized fashion, with audio commentary in 10 different languages.
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Quebec City Sightseeing Tour

Quebec City Sightseeing Tour

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Explore the best of Quebec City on this guided sightseeing tour. Visit many of Quebec City’s top attractions—like Old Québec, Place Royale, Place d'Armes, and the Plains of Abraham, to name just a few. Hop aboard a comfortable motorcoach and get to know this UNESCO World Heritage Site, with live commentary from a professional tour conductor.
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Old Quebec City Food Tour

Old Quebec City Food Tour

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Discover Old Quebec (Vieux Québec) on a food tour that goes from old-world to modern, with plenty of delicious stops along the way. You’ll see some of the key sites within the UNESCO-listed walls of Old Quebec, pausing for tasting menus, fresh pastries, a traditional Québecois dessert, and more. Included tastings are the perfect cross-section of local cuisine, with a knowledgeable guide to share stories behind the city's best food.
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  • 3 hours
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Quebec Shore Excursion: Small-Group Food Walking Tour

Quebec Shore Excursion: Small-Group Food Walking Tour

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Discover some of the delicious cuisines for which Quebec City is famous on this 2.5-hour small-group Quebec shore excursion. Delve into the pretty neighborhoods with your guide and admire top local attractions such as the Parliament of Quebec, the Grand Theatre and the Park of French America. Gain insight into the city’s rich heritage. Visit local bakeries, cafes, pancake houses and restaurants along the way, and sample 15 authentic regional delicacies at five locations. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people, ensuring a more personalized experience.
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Discover Quebec City With a 3-Hour Private City Tour

Discover Quebec City With a 3-Hour Private City Tour

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By opting for a private tour with Groupe Limo Québec, you have the chance to have a personalized tour according to your needs and your own interests. You have the opportunity to spend more time in a place that you like, which is not possible during group tours. Our tours are also customizable, which means there is no preset schedule. So, if you have a special interest in churches, our guide will take more time to show you this particular heritage. There is no limit with this tour, if you want to visit the basilica Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, your guide will take you there. The only limit of this round is the duration of 3 hours maximum. By booking your private tour, you get a tour guide for you only. He takes the time to answer all your questions.
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Private Guided Quebec City Walking Tour

Private Guided Quebec City Walking Tour

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Walk the streets of Old Quebec and marvel in the historic feel of one of the oldest cities in North America. This tour is just for you and your group, and can be customized to your interests and preferences. Choose to visit a few of the most popular sights in Quebec City, or buckle up and see them all.
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  • 3 hours
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Quebec City Shore Excursion: Private Walking Tour

Quebec City Shore Excursion: Private Walking Tour

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While docked at the Port of Québec, explore historic Québec City on this private, guided walking tour. Enjoy personalized attention and discover Québec City's history from 1608 to the present day. Get to know this UNESCO World Heritage site, with educational and entertaining commentary from a professional tour conductor. Visit many of Québec City’s top attractions — like the Fortifications of Québec, Citadelle of Québec, Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church, the Plains of Abraham, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac and many more.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Quebec City Bike Tour Along Saint Lawrence River

Quebec City Bike Tour Along Saint Lawrence River

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Get to know the best of Old Québec City on this guided bike tour. Enjoy a relaxing 13-mile (20-kilometer) ride along the majestic St. Lawrence River and Old Québec's bike-friendly Lower Town district, learning about its history from 1608 to the present day. Get to know this UNESCO World Heritage Site with educational and entertaining commentary from the knowledgeable guide. See the famous castle/hotel Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, the Citadelle of Quebec, and more while admiring the city’s natural beauty along the Saint Lawrence River. Bike and helmet are included.
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Old-Quebec Photo Tour with a Professional Photographer

Old-Quebec Photo Tour with a Professional Photographer

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The Old Quebec Photo Tour offers a 2 hour tour in the tourist part of the city. You will be accompanied by a professional photographer who will advise you on your photography skills. The goal is to help you improve in order to make you a better photographer. All that while discovering the beautiful places of Quebec City.
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Quebec City Bike Tour: The Essentials

Quebec City Bike Tour: The Essentials

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This ride shows you the essential sights of the Upper Town, and the whole experience feels like you are on a casual ride with a local friend that loves telling stories. We keep the groups sizes small for a more intimate, personalized experience. This intro tour covers the must-see spots, shares the history, and offers stunning views. We ride to the Quebec Parliament, the Museum of Fine Arts, through the Plains of Abraham park, and to the Citadel. After a break we head to the heart of Old Quebec. Ride on the boardwalk beneath the famous Chateau Frontenac Hotel, catch the amazing views of the St. Lawrence River down below, and finally the narrow cobblestone streets back to the shop. Everyone has been loving our included Norco Scene bikes - they are super comfortable and so much fun to ride. If you've never taken a bike tour before, you are more than welcome. We stop every 10-15 min or so to hear local stories & info, check out public art, or snap photos.
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  • 3 hours
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Quebec City: Hoods & Hidden Gems

Quebec City: Hoods & Hidden Gems

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Get on a bike and explore with us the local hangouts and lifestyle of Quebec City! This ride is all about the nature & neighbourhoods beyond the Old Quebec core, and the whole experience feels like you are on a casual ride with a local friend that loves telling stories. We keep the groups sizes small for a more intimate, personalized experience. This off-the-beaten-path tour covers hip neighbourhoods, a riverside bike route, the brand new public farmer's market, the Old Port & the St. Lawrence River. Everyone has been loving our included Norco Scene bikes - they are super comfortable and so much fun to ride. If you've never taken a bike tour before, you are more than welcome. We stop every 10-15 min or so to hear local stories & info, check out public art, or snap photos. Join us and our team to see more of Quebec City in less time - by bike!
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  • 3 hours
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Private Tour of Quebec City

Private Tour of Quebec City

Experience Old-Quebec at its best along with your licensed guide in period costume during a private walking tour. Get a glimpse of everything this jewel of World Heritage has to offer, as your guide will customize the tour to fit your particular needs and interests. The tour can include the Old-Quebec district and Petit-Champlain borough, as well as the Parliament hill and National Battlefields (Plains of Abraham)
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  • 2 hours
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Extended Private Photo Tour with a Professional Photographer

Extended Private Photo Tour with a Professional Photographer

The Old Quebec Circuit offers a 3 hour tour in the tourist part of the city. You will be accompanied by a professional photographer who will advise you on your photography skills. The goal is to help you improve in order to make you a better photographer. All that while discovering the beautiful places of Quebec City. This tour is more complet than the Old-Quebec Photo Tour.
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  • 3 hours
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Quebec Local Fashion Designers Shopping Tour With A Stylist

Quebec Local Fashion Designers Shopping Tour With A Stylist

Discover the local shopping scene and its fashion DNA with a professional stylist as you embark on a personalized shopping circuit built to meet your style and wishes. Learn more about the art of styling your body features and take a figurative soft tour outside your comfort zone as your stylist pulls pieces for you to explore and try. Think of it as a mini style consultation followed by recommendations and a hands-on practice session during the shopping tour where you can ask any fashion and style-related questions. Throughout your shopping circuit and neighbourhoods discovery, listen to fashion stories as told by your fashion savvy guide and get a unique insight of the industry. Prior to your shopping tour, you will be sent a little shopping form to help personalize your experience. And following your fashion escapade, you will be sent a personal style summary of recommendations received by your stylist as well as some tour souvenir photos.
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  • 3 hours
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 Private Old Quebec Photo Session & Tour

Private Old Quebec Photo Session & Tour

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* 120 photo session booked in 2019! * 60-90 mins photoshoot experience in Old Quebec or other locations. With me, I will capture the organic in-between moments and raw emotions and turn them into memories you can treasure. You will have modern, journalistic and elegant images. I love to get to know you personally, your story, your visions and what sparks you. I shoot a Canon 6D MARK II FULL FRAME camera with the professional lenses. As a licensed tour guide, I will add a little bit of touch of history during the tour. Solo / Girls / Couple / Family trip Fall foliage / Goblin / Influencer Project Winter vacation / Christmas Engagement / Honeymoon / Babymoon -Or would you just like some candid or professional solo pictures for your blog and your social media profile? Then, this is the tour for you. Message me for more details.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
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$244.08
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Private Walking Tour of Quebec with licensed tour guide

Private Walking Tour of Quebec with licensed tour guide

Make the best of your visit to Quebec and explore the city most emblematic sites with a local expert. Let your guide indulge you in the secrets that the wonderful city of Quebec holds. Alongside one of our professional tour guides, you will learn the history and stories of Quebec during a 2,5 hour guided walking tour. You will visit the main sites of Quebec, including a beautiful panoramic view from Dufferin Terrase and covering the old town of Quebec. Final itinerary is adjustable to your personal interests
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  • 2 hours
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$121.11
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Private 3-hour City Tour of Quebec with driver and guide - Hotel pick up

Private 3-hour City Tour of Quebec with driver and guide - Hotel pick up

Make the best of your visit to Quebec and explore the city most emblematic sites with a local expert and a professional driver. Let your guide indulge you in the secrets that the wonderful city of Quebec holds. Alongside one of our professional tour guides and a private driver, you will learn the history and stories of Quebec during a 3 hour guided city tour. You will visit the main sites of Quebec, including a beautiful panoramic view from Dufferin Terrase, the famous Plains of Abraham and the old town of Quebec. You will combine walking with sightseeing from the vehicle. Final itinerary is adjustable to your personal interests
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  • 3 hours
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$351.21
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What's the best way to experience Old Quebec (Vieux-Québec)?