Old-Quebec Private Discovery Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes. Better suited for pre-teens and teens.

Friendly: Yes.
Please inform the guide if wheelchairs or scooters will be used. The itinary will be then planned and will take facilitating paths into accounts.

Maximum travelers: 8



French (fluent), English (fluent)

Ideal for the first time visitor with your private guide

This pleasant walk within the walled upper and lower city areas is a great introduction to the most significant and interesting sites and to the people who shaped the Old-Quebec.

The 2¼-hour private tour takes the visitor through the French and English Periods and looks at the architectural, religious and military contributions and events. The american events and general influence are also discussed.

The best photographic spots will be visited for a great photo album.


The tour usually starts at the Dufferin Boardwalk facing the Hotel Château Frontenac or at your hotel and Cruise Terminal. A pleasant walk with commentaries through the streets of the upper part of the walled city is followed with a the discovery of the lower town where it all started.

On our way we will discuss and see the Hydrography of the Saint-Lawrence River, Hotel Château Frontenac, Place d'Armes, Saint-Louis street, Saint-Louis Gate and Bastion, Saint-Anne street, Morrin Center, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Town Hall and Notre-Dame Basilica, Parliement House, Fortifications and Citadel.

You will learn of the major historical events which shaped the city and the colony during the French and the British regimes and modern era with anecdotes related to the sites and beautiful features of Old-Quebec.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: This Tour usually starts at the Château Frontenac.
Meeting and starting at your hotel or Cruise Terminal can be easily arranged.

End location: During this dicovery tour, you will be given information on all the possible activities and visits which you may want to do on your own time.
This tour ends in the lower Old-Quebec area, right in the middle of historic New-France. Visitors may then use the Funicular Service to return to the upper town.

Ending at your hotel or cruise terminal is easily arranged.

Duration: 2 hours 30 min.

2½ hours tours are the average duration when the weather is collaborationg and for the comfort of the visitors.
This tour may also be scheduled in the morning, afternoon and early evening. Inquire to the guide for more information.


This is a walking tour.
Upon request this tour may be planned as a motorized tour. Contact me for more information.

What’s Included

My services as a private tour guide.
There are no cost other than the price of the tour.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 CDN - There is no fees needed to enjoy this discovery tour.
At the end of the tour,the visitor may chose to use the Funicular Service to return or travel to the upper town at a cost of 2.25 $ CAN per person.

What’s Extra

Personnal items such as water bottles, snack bars.
Funicular Service to return or to access the upper town at a cost of $2.50 CAN per person.


I have a Passenger Vehicule Driving Permit and a
Mini-bus Driving Permit (up to 24 passengers).
I will step on a bus tour.

A Recent Review of this tour

Gaston is an excellent tour guide. He took his time. He had excellent knowledge on the history of old Wuebec City and gave that little bit extra effort. We really appreciated his efforts and expertise. I highly recommend Gaston's tour.
Richard Elgin

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