The historic city, the Citadel, the Changing of the Guard and the Battle of the Plains of Abraham
From the Parliament, this tour will take you to the Citadel, in the heart of the Fortifications where you will attend the traditional Changing of the Guard ceremony featuring soldiers decked out in their scarlet red regimental dress and bearskin cap.
En route to the Dufferin Terrace, which offers a breathtaking view of the St. Lawrence River, you will be charmed by the French and British inspired houses and buildings. You will discover the various historical and architectural attractions of the old town, including the imposing Catholic and Anglican cathedrals, the first skyscraper and of course the spectacular Château Frontenac.
At the Musée du Fort, a sound and light show will make you live the Conquest of Québec and the famous Battle of the Plains of Abraham.
We will then head to Place Royale, the birthplace of French America, pace the most beautiful pedestrian street in Canada and, on the funicular, return to the Monument de Champlain for a last greeting to the founder of Quebec.
- Parliament Building and Fontaine de Tourny
- Citadel and Changing of the Guard
- Dufferin Terrace and Chateau Frontenac
- Sound and Light Show of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham
- Quebecers Fresco
- Place Royale Square and Our Lady of Victories Church
- Petit Champlain Street
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Monument/Building
End Point Options: Monument/Building
Duration: 3 hours
Please note that the Changing de la Garde ceremony takes place every day at 10AM, except in case of rain, from June 24th to Labor Day. To make it possible to attend the ceremony, the Tour starts at 9AM.
This is a complete walking tour. The starting point is within walking distance of several large hotels and easily accessible by bus or taxi.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 CAD - For snacks, drinks and souvenirs
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Claude did his good job for us. We're all happy to have a private tour with him. That's a highly recommendation!