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Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral Tours

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Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral
The oldest Christian parish north of Mexico, the grandiose Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral started life as a much more modest church in 1647 but was damaged and rebuilt several times—most recently in the 1920s following a devastating fire. The basilica is a must-see for anyone with an interest in architecture, art, and history.

The Basics
The cathedral is a common stop during walking tours and history-focused sightseeing tours of UNESCO-listed Old Quebec, the historic heart of French Canada. During summer, it’s possible to take guided tours of the basilica crypt—where important figures, including François de Laval, the first bishop of New France—are interred. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Services in the church are conducted in French. 
  • The cathedral is wheelchair accessible.
  • Panels providing information are placed throughout the church.

How to Get There
The Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral is located on Rue de Buade in Old Quebec. It’s less than five minutes from the Quebec Funicular. From the Gare du Palais train station, it’s around 10 minutes away on foot. Alternatively, ride the 11 bus from Gare Palais to the de Buade stop. 

When to Get There
Most visitors come to Quebec City during summer, when the port is open to cruise ships. During these times, the cathedral can become pretty crowded. Arrive early in the morning to avoid the crowds. The cathedral is at its quietest and most peaceful on weekdays in winter. 

Treasures of the Cathedral
The cathedral’s interior is lavish. The ceiling is painted like a sky complete with clouds and gold-leaf decoration, while vividly colored stained glass windows let in a soft light. While most of its important artworks and artifacts were destroyed by the devastating 1922 fire, a chancel lamp that gifted by Louis XIV, somehow survived and can still be seen on display here. 
Address: 20 rue de Buade, Latin Quarter, Quebec City, Canada
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Small Group Excursion of Quebec City and Montmorency Falls

Small Group Excursion of Quebec City and Montmorency Falls

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Québec City boasts beautiful architecture and spectacular riverside scenery, but visiting independently means missing the city’s rich history. On this tour, explore Québec by sightseeing bus in a group smaller than you’d find on other similar tours. With your engaging guide dressed in 17th-century colonialist attire, discover top attractions including Montmorency Falls and the Samuel de Champlain statue, and see the best of Québec City with ease.
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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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Combo Historical and Food Tour of the Old Quebec City

Combo Historical and Food Tour of the Old Quebec City

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Quebec City is known for food and history, and this tour gives you an immersion in both worlds. Visit top restaurants and historical sights as you take in the best of Quebec City. Combine a guided walking tour with a stop for an amuse-bouche, charcuterie platter, a flambé dish, farm-to-platter delicacies, and a little something sweet to end the evening.
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Evening Gourmet Tour 5 Course Dinner - History and Food in Old Quebec City

Evening Gourmet Tour 5 Course Dinner - History and Food in Old Quebec City

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Immerse yourself in French-Canadian history and devour culinary delights on this gourmet food tour of Québec City. Meet your guide in the center of Old Quebec and set out on foot to discover historic sights like Notre-Dame de Quebec Cathedral, Québec City Hall, and Royale Square. Follow your guide to some of the city's top restaurants as you indulge in a 5-course tasting menu that includes organic charcuterie, wine pairings, and a classic flambé prepared right at your table. Group size is limited to 10 for a more personal experience.
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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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Electric Bike Tour of Quebec City

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Discover the beauty of Québec City with ease on this electric bike tour along the St. Lawrence River. Pedal or cruise up the hill to the Plains of Abraham Park. Along the way, stop to see sights like the Promenade Samuel de Champlain, the citadel of Quebec, the Notre-Dame of Quebec Cathedral, and much more. Learn about the city’s history and geography on this small-group tour limited to just 10 cyclists age 18 and over.
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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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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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Christmas Magic in Old Quebec

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Quebec City sparkles in the winter and comes to life during the festive Christmas season. On this tour you can experience the magic of Old Quebec during the holidays. As it will be cold out, you don’t want to wander aimlessly—your walking tour guide will take you to the best winter spots in the UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. Sample local Christmas produce and learn about the unique traditions of the city.
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Private Walking Tour in Old Quebec with Xavier

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Quebec City Tourist Scavenger Hunt

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Private Tour of Quebec City

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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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Private Walking Tour for American Visitors - 1776 Canada's Road to Independence

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Christmas Gourmet Tour - The Ephemeral 5 Course Experience

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This Ephemeral Experience of our popular Evening Gourmet Tour let you enjoy a French Canadian culinary adventure! You will be accompanied by a knowledgeable licensed guide, dining around in Old Quebec's best restaurants to savor the must-haves, exploring the city's beauty under the streetlights, enjoying some insiders' untold stories.
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Private Walking Tour of Quebec with licensed tour guide

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

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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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