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Quebec City Shore Excursion: Grand Walking Tour of Quebec City

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Overview

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.
  • Walking tour shore excursion in Quebec City
  • Visit the Place Royal, Chateau Fontenac, Basilica Notre-Dame and more!
  • Guided by an entertaining and informative professional guide
  • Walk through both the upper and lower towns of the city
  • Departure and return locations are less than a 10-minute walk from the cruise port
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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2-hour guided walking tour
Licensed and professional guide
Local taxes
Port pickup and drop off
Gratuities

Departure Point

12 Rue Sainte-Anne, Québec, QC G1R 3X3, Canada

Please check-in 10 to 15 minutes prior tour departure at Tours Voir Quebec sales desk inside the Tourist Information Center Tours start from the Upper Town district of Quebec City - approximately a 20-minute walk or 10-minute taxi ride from the main cruise ship terminal.

Return Details

16 Rue du Petit Champlain, Québec, QC G1K 4H4, Canada

Concludes in the Lower Town district of Quebec City - approximately a 5-minute walk to the cruise ship terminal.

While docked at the Port of Quebec, get to know Old Québec City and its top attractions on this educational and entertaining walking tour. The adventure begins in the Upper Town district, following a leisurely downhill path from beginning to end. Meet the tour guide and the rest of the group and enjoy an ongoing commentary of interesting facts and stories about this historic Canadian city. Learn about the past and present and get a glimpse into the future of Québec City, a UNESCO World Heritage site, while walking along from one location to the next.

Explore Old Québec, the historic heart of French Canada and the capital of the province of Québec, with its narrow streets, stone buildings and European feel. Learn about the city's history and culture while strolling past attractions, like the Fortifications of Québec. See and learn about the important function of the city walls from centuries ago and gain a better understanding of the defense system of North America's only remaining fortified city. Québec City is the only walled city north of Mexico. 

There’s also the Citadelle of Québec, an active military installation and official residence of both the Canadian monarch and the Governor General of Canada; Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church, one of the oldest stone churches in Canada that stands on the very spot where Québec began; Place Royale, often referred to as the birthplace of French America and many more.

The tour ends near the Old Quebec Funicular. It truly is a fun and fast way to get to know Old Québec City and the many amazing attractions it offers.

Worry-Free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Quebec City for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Upper Town (Haute-Ville)
Discover Quebec City's history, from 1608 to the present day, on this enjoyable walking tour shore excursion – a great way to get familiar with the city while you’re in port. Start your tour in Quebec City’s Upper Town district, just a short walk from the cruise ship port.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
La Citadelle de Quebec
Discover Quebec City's history, from 1608 to the present day, on this enjoyable walking tour shore excursion – a great way to get familiar with the city while you’re in port. Start your tour in Quebec City’s Upper Town district, just a short walk from the cruise ship port.
Stop At:  
Place Royale
Walk through the Place Royale and bask at the beauty of the Chateau Frontenac
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site
See the original gates of this fortress city
Stop At:  
Tours Voir Quebec
Worry-Free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Quebec City for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Old Quebec
Travel back in time in Old Quebec
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec
See and learn about the traditions of Old Quebec
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tours Voir Quebec
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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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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 sanitization during Quebec City Shore Excursion: Grand Walking Tour of Quebec City?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Quebec City Shore Excursion: Grand Walking Tour of Quebec City?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Quebec City Shore Excursion: Grand Walking Tour of Quebec City.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Quebec City Shore Excursion: Grand Walking Tour of Quebec City?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Quebec City Shore Excursion: Grand Walking Tour of Quebec City.

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  • "Wear comfortable shoes, as you will do much walking, but well worth it" See review

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Great walking tour !
Jacqueline_H
, Oct 2019
Terrific and informative way beyond the highlights. Given by a real local who has grown up there and schooled there and his children. Gives you a real feel for the place and people from historic to today.
star-5
Great Way To See The Walled City
Kathy_S
, Oct 2019
We loved our walking tour. Our guide Clairece was wonderful . Very knowledgeable . Wear comfortable shoes, as you will do much walking, but well worth it
star-5
Tour guide was excellent
Margaret_E
, Sep 2019
While the guide was very good, the walking was extensive on cobbled streets. There was a lot of noise from construction which is just the nature of summer time in an old city. We enjoyed the walk but as two women in our late 60's and mid 70's, we were vert tired and sore after the 2 and a half hour walk. Despite the challenges, we very much enjoyed the tour and are glad we took the tour.
star-5
Hope you are lucky enough to get Gladys
Alan_M
, Oct 2018
We had the best tour guide this time. Gladys brought Quebec alive with stories of the history both past and present.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
We learned so much about Quebec...
choffman9
, Nov 2017
We learned so much about Quebec City. Very knowledgeable guide. Perfect amount of walking and stopping to admire and learn about the architecture.
star-5
We had a wonderful tour of this old...
TM
, Oct 2017
We had a wonderful tour of this old city, conducted by a knowledgeable informative guide. The instructions to the meeting place were good and we were able to walk there in a short period. I would caution that the tour starts in the upper city and if you opt, as we did, to walk rather than take the funicular it is a quite steep uphill walk. The tour begins in the upper city and ends in the lower city, but we still had several uphill strolls.
star-5
Roberto gave us a great tour of the...
Mark B
, Oct 2017
Roberto gave us a great tour of the city. While we were only supposed to have a two hour tour, he spent three hours telling us about this beautiful city.
star-5
Our guide Simon was knowledgeable...
Heather R
, Sep 2017
Our guide Simon was knowledgeable and dedicated and made our tour absolutely fascinating with his insights and real interest in Quebec. Also it's a very picturesque and historical centre.
star-5
What a wonderful 2 hours touring...
Sharon M S
, Sep 2017
What a wonderful 2 hours touring this city with a great guide. She gave just enough information to keep the tour interesting. The Quebec Marathon was going on while we were there so the streets in Old Town were very empty, giving us lots of time to walk through the streets. The guide also told us about the inexpensive ferry that runs across the harbor -- a great way to take pictures of the Chateau Frontenac and the skyline from the water.
star-5
Extremely informative and fun. Highly...
RAIMUNDO D
, Aug 2017
Extremely informative and fun. Highly recommend this tour.

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