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Guided Tour of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City

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Guided Tour of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City

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icon1 hour  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Tread among the rich and famous on this 1-hour tour of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City. A knowledgable local guide, interpreting a historical character, will lead you through one of Quebec’s most iconic buildings, which has hosted numerous dignitaries throughout its history. After meeting at Dufferin Terrace (next to Château Frontenac) you’ll get a primer of the outside of the building before heading inside to see the rest. A small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience.
  • A 1-hour tour of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City
  • Learn about the building’s history from a local guide interpreting a historical character
  • Chose from several convenient tour times throughout the day
  • Tread in the footsteps of famous dignitaries
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Gratuities
Au 1884 , Place Terrasse Dufferin NEXT TO THE CHÂTEAU FRONTENAC KIOSK, PRINCESSE LOUISE, Québec, QC G1R 4P5, Canada

Tour departs from Au 1884, a small cafe on Dufferin Terrace, right beside the Château Frontenac.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Cicerone Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Guided Tour of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Guided Tour of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Guided Tour of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Guided Tour of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Guided Tour of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Guided Tour of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Guided Tour of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Guided Tour of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City.

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Traveller Tips


  • "I found the hotel to be quite warm so dress in layers (no coat check available)." See review
  • "The tour was not as extensive as I would have thought, but well worth going in to see and hear the history of the Chateau" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Loved The tour guide and...
Doug_B
, May 2022
Loved The tour guide and her costume! She was very knowledgeable and so animated in her delivery of all the historic facts. She brought the history of Frontenac alive. We will recommend to anyone who visits your charming city.
star-5
Great Tour!!!
sachie0569
, May 2022
Fantastic tour! Learned so much about the hotel’s history. Stuff that we hadn’t read in any of the tour sites online. Loved our guide. He shared so many wonderful details of the hotel all while making us laugh.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for that great review. We are always trying to surprise our guests with stories, anecdotes and facts that allow people to learn and to discover in a fun way!
star-5
Very Entertaining and Informative
Reinhard_Z
, May 2022
This is a fabulous tour and took you to parts of this spectacular hotel that you would normally not see. It was also very informative and our Guide, Pierre, was very entertaining.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for sharing about your experience. There is so much to see and to learn about this architectural gem. Glad to read that our tour guide team is meeting with our dear clients expectations
star-4
The tour was great. Nice...
Trisha_D
, May 2022
The tour was great. Nice to learn the history behind the hotel. I just wish we would have toured more of the inside.
star-4
Nice
Maritia_G
, Apr 2022
Informative. It was a nice overview. Entertaining. A fair amount of standing still and walking steps. Funny.
star-5
I took this tour with my...
Dagmar_M
, Apr 2022
I took this tour with my 12 year old grandson. It turned out to be one of his favourite activities in Quebec City. Because we stayed at the Chateau Frontenac this tour made our stay there so much more meaningful. A lot of information was packed into an hour, perfect amount of time.
star-5
Great Family tour
SHELLEY_C
, Mar 2022
The stories the tour guide told were a wonderful addition to the tour and kept the kids engaged. Thanks!
star-5
Highly recommend this...
Teresa_M
, Feb 2022
Highly recommend this tour. Very professional and knowledgeable. Nothing like walking through history.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you for this kind review! Bringing History to life and making sure our visitors are offered an occasion to live a great experience while in Quebec City is exactly what Cicerone Tours is about. Merci
star-4
Interesting tour, knowledgeable guide
Peter_R
, Dec 2021
It was interesting to connect the place with major historic events snd see spaces usually closed to general public
star-5
Loved the tour
Heather_J
, Dec 2021
Excellent tour guide. Staying at the hotel doesn’t offer the same experience as the tour. It was worth it!
star-5
Very informative tour...
George_L
, Dec 2021
Very informative tour guide , brought the history of the Chateau Frontenac alive ! Would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in the history of the hotel and Old Quebec.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
I'm glad to hear youy enjoyed the tour!
star-5
Thomas was our guide !...
Debbie_A
, Dec 2021
Thomas was our guide ! Excellent job engaging the group .. witty, lots of good information .. loved it !
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
I'm glad you enjoyed the tour!
star-5
Chateau de Fontenec
caroleisenhauer
, Dec 2021
Loved learning the history of the hotel. The guide was very much in character. Enjoyed the tourbut had difficulty finding the meeting kiosk.
star-4
Great tour
Alyssa_M
, Nov 2021
My siblings and I took the English tour and it was very informative and interesting! I'm glad we got to do the tour!
star-5
Informative tour
Sasa_A
, Nov 2021
The guided tour was very informative and interesting. The guide was in period dress which added to the historical feeling of the Chateau. Would definitely recommend this tour if you are interested in the history and architecture of the Frontenac Hotel.
star-5
Louis, I believe that is...
Daniel_M
, Oct 2021
Louis, I believe that is his name, was very professional and told terrific stories. He was dressed in period clothing.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
I will send the good word to Louis ! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review !
star-5
Well worth the time and money
Susan_C
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide was so informative, funny and knowledgeable. This tour is well worth the time and money to discover the history of this beautiful building and see areas not open to the general public.
star-5
A Must See!
Fidel_J
, Oct 2021
This is must see tour if you are on limited time and want to get the true story of this historic property and area. Walk among legends that preceded our time but marked history...
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Many thanks for the kind review. The Château Frontenac's history is worth the detour and we are proud to make it alive for our visitors
star-5
Awesome experience!
Leanne_L
, Oct 2021
We really enjoyed our tour of the Chateau Frontenac. Our guide was awesome.... She knew her history of not only the hotel but if the whole area. She was very easy to understand and hear. We certainly wouldn't have learned as much as we did without taking the tour
star-5
Fascinating Tour of Chateau Frontenac
Anne_P
, Oct 2021
Very good tour guide - informative with amusing anecdotes bringing the chateau to life. The chateau interiors are well worth seeing.

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