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Old Quebec: Our most recommended tours and activities

Quebec: Ice Hotel Entrance Ticket with Transportation

1. Quebec: Ice Hotel Entrance Ticket with Transportation

Explore the iconic Ice Hotel with its pristine white rooms, chapel, bar, and decor all made out of ice and compact snow. Sit back and relax on an easy 45-minute return shuttle ride from Quebec city center to the hotel, enjoying the wintry landscape along the way. Hop on your shuttle and head off to visit the marvelous Ice Hotel. Walk through its many rooms at your own pace, marveling at the soft colors of the lamps glinting off the snow and ice. If it's open, enjoy a drink at the hotel's ice bar surrounded by white walls and icy sculptures. Refreshed, continue your visit in your own time. Best of all, choose from a number of different return shuttle times, taking all the time you need to see the Ice Hotel in its entirety.

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Quebec City: Guided Visit of Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

2. Quebec City: Guided Visit of Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Learn about castle life at the Château Frontenac during a guided tour of this iconic hotel located in one of the most beautiful sites in Quebec City. The visit will last between 50 to 60 minutes and includes an outer portion of about 15 to 20 minutes. The rest of the tour takes place inside. Take advantage of a unique chance to see the improvements of the installations undergone in recent years. Have a guide interpreting an authentic character who once lived in the Château Frontenac during the early days.

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Old Quebec City: 2-Hour Grand Walking Tour

3. Old Quebec City: 2-Hour Grand Walking Tour

Step back in time on a 2-hour Grand Walking Tour of Old Quebec City as you explore the abundance of history and charm of this incredible World Heritage Site. This tour meanders on a leisurely downhill stroll in the company of an expert guide whose commentary will leave you with a great sense of the history surrounding this unique and romantic setting. While stopping at every essential site and many hidden, historic gems, your guide will also point out additional activities, places to eat, and things to see. The tour is limited to small groups, allowing for maximum interaction with your guide and fellow participants. Get a taste of Quebec city's history, architecture and culture in a 2-hour tour in this storied city.

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From Montreal: Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip

4. From Montreal: Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip

Explore the history of Quebec City on a hassle-free day trip from Montreal. Relax in the comfort of a premium bus as you begin the scenic journey with complimentary pickup from downtown Montreal hotels. On arrival in Quebec City, visit sites like Place Royale, Old Quebec, Petit Champlain, Notre Dame Basilica, and the Quebec Citadel. Drive along Grande-Allle, stop at the Chateau Frontenac, and admire Quebec's oldest skyscraper. Enjoy leisure time to explore the city’s winding streets and Quebec City’s oldest public stairs, Escalier Casse-Cou. Ride the funicular built into the cliff which links Upper and Lower Quebec for magnificent views of the river and its surroundings. Stop at the Plains of Abraham to see where the famous battle between French and English armies took place in 1759. Depart Quebec City’s Old Town for Montmorency Falls to enjoy extraordinary views of the impressive 274-foot (83-meter) high falls. Then, get back aboard the bus for your return trip to Montreal.

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Quebec City: 1-Hour Express Double-Decker Bus Tour

5. Quebec City: 1-Hour Express Double-Decker Bus Tour

Make the most of your time in Quebec City and the later days of summer with an express orientation tour. Admire the historic Old Quebec, the Plains of Abraham, and the lively street, Grand Allée on a 1-hour tour. Climb aboard an open-top double-decker bus for an introduction to this world-famous city. Departing from the center of Old Quebec, you'll experience firsthand the European charm of the first French settlement in North America. Discover Quebec's historic charm on a delightful route that showcases the Old Town, the historic Plains of Abraham that serve as the lungs of Québec City, and Grand Allée - one of the most colorful streets in Quebec City.

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Quebec: Ghosts and Crimes of New France Walking Tour

6. Quebec: Ghosts and Crimes of New France Walking Tour

Take a 90-minute walking tour of old Quebec on this trip through the city’s darker history. Join your ghostly host and discover more about the wretched crimes, arrests and executions that happened centuries ago. Dressed as one the city’s notorious characters, your guide will lead you through Old Quebec and introduce you to the somber atmosphere that descends the old city once the sun is gone. Learn all about the sordid details of a history that has been hidden for far too long. During the animated tour you will walk the streets of Old Quebec and discover the judiciary system of New France. Discover how one became the city’s executioner and learn about the punishments for various crimes. See where the criminals were incarcerated and later executed. If you like bumps in the night and tales of ghostly goings-on, then this is the walking tour for you.

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Ice Hotel and City Tour in Quebec City

7. Ice Hotel and City Tour in Quebec City

Located 45 minutes from downtown Quebec City lies the beautiful Ice Hotel. Crafted entirely out of snow and ice, this impressive hotel is unique in North America. The hotel welcomes you to an array of amenities including beautiful ice sculptures, 36 rooms and suites, a chapel, an ice bar, and even a club! Quebec City is best known for its French influence amidst beautiful architecture and historic landmarks. As you make your way through the city, your tour guides will offer some insights on the proud local culture and explain the history of this magnificent city. This tour includes visits to Quebec City's most historical sites including the Latin Quarter and the Plains of Abraham; the site of a historic battle during the Seven Years' War. Stop at the famous Château Frontenac, the Quebec National Assembly, and visit the city's charming Notre-Dame Basilica. Visit the historic military fortifications of the Citadelle, see the local City Hall, and much more. An exclusive visit to the Ice Hotel and an exciting tour of Quebec City await you on this tour.

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Quebec City Tour

8. Quebec City Tour

Quebec City is best known for its French influence within architecture and historic landmarks. On a 2-hour tour, be transported around the city to see its main sights and gain some insight into its rich history. On your tour, you will be taken to see the Latin Quarter as well as several other more modern neighborhoods in the city. Pass by the city ramparts, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being the only original city defense walls left standing in North America. Admire Place Royale and the Citadelle of Quebec, part of the old city. See where the Battle of the Plains of Abraham was fought, and visit important political and religious buildings including the National Assembly, the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, and City Hall. You also cannot miss the view of the famous Château Frontenac, probably the most famous building in the city.

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Quebec: Old Quebec Discovery Game

9. Quebec: Old Quebec Discovery Game

Explore Quebec's Old Town on a self-guided tour while solving puzzles, clues, and more. Start at the Fontaine de Tourny. Open the app on your smartphone and solve challenges to get precise directions to the next location. Enjoy watching the story unfold as you discover the neighborhood. Play in a large group or compete against each other and see who can get to the last stop, Place Royale, first. Alternatively, you can pause the game and resume any time from the location where you paused it so you can explore the city at your own pace.

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Quebec: City Tour, Montmorency Falls & Île d'Orléans Tour

10. Quebec: City Tour, Montmorency Falls & Île d'Orléans Tour

Take this comprehensive 8-hour excursion of Quebec City and the Côte-de-Beaupré, and explore Old Quebec, the city's modern neighborhoods, and the scenic landscape beyond the gates. Capital of the Canadian province of Quebec, Quebec City is best known for its French-influenced architecture and culture. Best exemplified in the winding streets of Petit Champlain that lead to Quebec’s oldest public stairs at the Escalier Casse-Cou, you will also see Place Royale where the European architecture and narrow streets are inspired. Admire more sights such as the Art Deco Price Building, one of the oldest skyscrapers in Canada, and the fairytale Chateau Frontenac hotel, perched atop a cape that offers panoramic views. Stop at the Plains of Abraham to see where the famous battle between French and English armies took place in 1759. Then continue to the Ile D'Orleans, known as the cradle of French civilization in North America. Enjoy extraordinary views of the 274-foot (83-meter) Montmorency Falls, which in winter freezes over, allowing the adventurous to attempt an ice-climb. You will then return to your starting point, just in time to enjoy a good meal in your favorite restaurant!

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What people are saying about Old Quebec

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 3,235 reviews

Our driver was amazing! It was a very icy travel day, however Richard was an excellent driver. We enjoyed his jokes and guidance for touring Quebec City. Our tour guide in the city was very knowledgeable. What a BEAUTIFUL city! I would highly recommend this tour. We will definitely return!

The Guide was very knowledgeable, very inspiring, very easy going, and made sure everyone was included even my mom who walks with a cane. He was very pleasant.

Our guide was wonderful! He was very knowledgeable and seemed to really enjoy showing and telling us about his city. I wouldn't hesitate to book another tour.

Rene’ was a charming guide, working the Christmas ‘magic’ into a tour full of history and fun, spanning upper and lower old Quebec City.

Very much enjoyed. Learned a lot about history of Quebec and Christmas.