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Plains of Abraham (Plaines d'Abraham) Tours

Plains of Abraham (Plaines d'Abraham)
Part of Battlefields Park, the grassy expanse of the Plains of Abraham (Plaines d'Abraham) was the setting for a major military clash in 1759, which led to the British takeover of New France—a battle that is well-documented in the Plains of Abraham Museum. The park is an outdoor playground for Quebec City residents who come here to stroll, cycle, jog, sled, and cross-country ski.
 
The Basics
The Plains of Abraham is one of the most important historical sites in Quebec City and also doubles as a popular recreational space. Delve into the region’s history at the Plains of Abraham Museum, which hosts an exhibition detailing the battles fought on this site. The park is dotted with military remnants, including cannons and a British-built Martello tower.
 
The plains are a common stop on hop-on hop-off bus tours of Quebec City. They can also be seen from above during helicopter tours, which fly over Old Quebec (Vieux Quebec), the St. Lawrence River, and, depending on the selected route, other sights in the region, such as Montmorency Falls.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Plains of Abraham are a must-visit for history buffs.
  • Guided tours of the site begin at the Plains of Abraham Museum, which has a gift shop and exhibitions detailing the history of the site.
  • The museum is wheelchair accessible and select paved trails around the park are also suitable for wheelchair users.
 
How to Get There
The Plains of Abraham is situated within Battlefields Park in Quebec City. The most scenic approach is on foot from the Chateau Frontenac hotel: Follow Dufferin Terrace (Terrasse Dufferin) and the Promenade des Gouverneurs riverside boardwalk east to reach the plains.
 
When to Get There
The best time to come is between July and September, when Battlefields Park hosts many special activities, including guided bus tours, special guided tours by lantern, and an exhibition in the Martello tower. In early October, the park is full of colorful fall foliage, while in winter, it is a magnet for snowshoers and cross-country skiers.
 
Plains of Abraham Nearby Sights
Bundle a park visit with one or two other nearby attractions. Bordering the park is the Citadel of Quebec, a military fortress that hosts tours and museums. To the north of the park is the National Museum of Fine Arts (Musée National des Beaux-Arts), which contains a permanent collection of more than 38,000 works, including pieces from Quebec art legends such as Jean-Paul Riopelle and Inuit artwork from Nunavik, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories.
Address: 835 Wilfrid-Laurier Avenue, 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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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Electric Bike Tour of Quebec City

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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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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Discover Quebec City with a Private Walking Tour by a Local

Discover Quebec City with a Private Walking Tour by a Local

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Explore the charm, history, and culture of Old Quebec City through the eyes of a friendly local who will share all the great spots of this incredible World Heritage Site. Tours are private walking tours that are customized to your preferences, and last between 2 and 4 hours at your request. The tour guides are just regular people living in the city you’re visiting, that way you can learn about the city through their stories. Your guide will meet you at a location of your choosing, be it your hotel or other accommodation, a landmark, or even a metro station inside the Quebec City urban center. Children below 3 years old are free of charge. Children from 3 to 15 get 60% off the regular tour price. If you are unsure of what you would like to see, your guide will suggest different paths which revolve around Château Frontenac, the Fortifications, Plains of Abraham, Place Royale, Quartier Petit Champlain, and many more!
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Private Walking Tour for American Visitors - 1776 Canada's Road to Independence

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

Best must-do experience for Americans visiting Quebec City; In-depth and fun historical overview you can relate to; Exclusive access to a private lounge for breaks / snacks; Convenient meeting point: your hotel in Old Quebec. Many Americans do not know to what a great extent American and Canadian history are intertwined, and thus our tour focuses on the ties that link these two countries. Do you know the link between French-speaking Canada and YOUR part of the continent? There is no better place to study these connections than in beautiful Quebec City. Our tour examines how early French settlers, the French & Indian War, the Boston Tea Party, the American Revolution, the Louisiana Purchase, the War of 1812 and the American Civil War shaped Quebec and Canada. During this 3-hour walking tour, we will explore sites in both the Upper Town and Lower Town, sites that highlight the significant role played by Quebec City in the history of North America and in the creation of modern Canada.
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Quebec City Shore Excursion: Private Guided Quebec City Walking Tour

Quebec City Shore Excursion: Private Guided Quebec City Walking Tour

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With cobblestone streets and hidden walkways, the historic center of Quebec City is perfect for exploring on foot, but it’s hard to set your own pace when you’re part of a group excursion. Enjoy Quebec City on your terms with a private walking tour that’s tailored to you: Visit Quebec highlights, duck into cute boutiques, learn about history, and see the things that interest you most as a personal guide leads the way.
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  • 3 hours
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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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Upper Town Private Bike Tour Quebec City

Upper Town Private Bike Tour Quebec City

This amazing 3-hour bike tour is a blueprint for travellers who want a genuine experience of Quebec City. Ride inside the prestigious fortified walls of Old Quebec. Cycle through historical points of interest dating back to the early 17th century. Discover hidden treasures; the Old Seminary and Cathedral-Basilica of Notre Dame de Quebec. Venture outside the only remaining city walls north of Mexico. Arrive in front of the imposing Parliament Building and from there; enter the impressive National Battlefields Park, known as ‘The Plains of Abraham’’ a rich heritage and enchanting garden park. Enjoy pedaling in tree-lined covered streets of Montcalm most vibrant neighborhood, see how the locals live. Descend the famous Secret Passage to join the path along the majestic Saint Lawrence River.  
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  • 3 hours
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Beyond the Walls Private Bike Tour

Beyond the Walls Private Bike Tour

Combing the Upper Town, Lower Town neighborhoods and see all the main attractions plus hidden gems all in one day! At your own leisure, explore some of most stylish ‘Quartiers’ of Quebec City. What a lovely way in beginning your tour inside the prestigious fortification walls. You will see a wide variety of architectural and historical sites which dates far back as the 17th century. Once venturing outside the only remaining city walls north of Mexico, the tour will lead you through revitalized and creative neighborhoods of Quebec City. Enjoy pedaling in tree-lined covered streets of Montcalm, a vibrant cultural neighborhood. Ride down the winding secret passage trail to reach the bike path along the majestic Saint Lawrence River. Discover the artistic neighborhood with its unique colorful spiral staircases and hear fascinating stories . What an amazing chance to mingle with local Quebecois at the “Grand Marché”, sample local delights and meet local producers.
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  • 5 hours
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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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