Best of Old Quebec Private Walking Tour


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Activity Level



Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City, After Dark


Kid Friendly: Yes. If your children are supervised by an adult they may come.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), French (fluent), Spanish (basic)

Historical and architectural tour

This 3-hour Private Walking Tour provides a more interesting perspective then a Car Tour. So let yourself be transported back in time. My explanations will help you relive the New-France History while recounting short anecdotes and the daily lives of our ancestors and how the city has evolved.

We will stroll around in the narrow streets of Historical Lower Town so you will have the chance to see where Quebec City was founded in 1608, and hear about 400 years of History. You will appreciate the historical figures on two magnificent wall paintings . You'll enjoy hearing about the lives of the people in Petit-Champlain neighbourhood.

Then we will visit Old Quebec. You will appreciate all its historical and romantic aspects, as the 18-century houses, and the prestigious Chateau Frontenac. You'll see the oldest family house north of Florida and the Latin Quarter.

During winter if you would prefer a 1 1/2 or a 2 hour-tour. Please tell me and I will prepare a customised tour (the price will be lowered).


Some of the places that we will see during the tour :

Samuel de Champlain's Monument
Dufferin Terrace
Remnants of a Historic Castle
Oldest house north of Florida
Longest running girl's school
The architecture of 3 magnificent buildings
City Hall and its garden
School of architecture and its courtyard

Historical Lower Town

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 3 hours


This tour is priced and designed as a walking tour.

If your hotel is outside Old Quebec, I suggest that you take a cab or public transportation.

But if you want a car ride from your hotel to Old Quebec, you will need a customised tour because in the Walking Tour price, a car ride is not included, nor the parking lot fee.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: My services as your private tour guide.

Be sure that you will learn a lot about New-France history.

Please note that meals and the funicular ride are NOT included in this tour.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 CAD - We usually take the funicular in the Lower Town to go back to the Upper Town, you will have to pay $3.50 Canadian dollars per person.
So if you are 12 people it will cost $42 CAD.

If you need to buy a bottle of water or a juice in a convenience store, its about $3 each bottle.

What’s Extra

Other: You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs, snacks, coffee, juice, pop and restaurant meals.

If your hotel is far away, and that you need a ride, the price will be at least $250 Canadian Dollars.
Or you may take a cab.

A Recent Review of this tour

Diane is extremely knowledgeable and shared with us some of the best hard-to-find sites in the historic core of Quebec City. Diane's passion for history and her energetic personality made our tour memorable, informative and fun. She proactively called us to reschedule when a cold steady rain was predicted for our original tour date. If you are spending several days in Quebec, we highly recommend taking a tour with Diane to learn about the rich history, people, and culture of Quebec. Thanks, Chris
Chris Lieber

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