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 relive 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
- Upper Town - St-Louis St. , Monestary of Ursulines, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Basilica-Cathedral Our Lady of Quebec, Dufferin Terrace and Chateau Frontenac
- Sound and Light Show of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham
- Lower town - Fresco of Quebeckers, Place Royale Square and Our Lady of Victories Church, Royal Battery, 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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Enjoy 3 hours of New France History. Claude keeps you moving to capture the best of Quebec City. His knowledge of French & British History is extensive. On your first full day in Quebec book a tour with Claude. You will enjoy the rest of your visit with a good knowledge base and opportunity explore more of this part of Canada.