Old Quebec/Ferry Boat/Place Royale Private Walking Tour (June to October)


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes. If your child is supervised by an adult he or she may come.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



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

Cross the Saint-Lawrence River and see Quebec City perched on top of Cape Diamond

Before booking a tour, please ask me if I am available on that day.

This 4-hour tour provides a more interesting perspective than a car tour, because you can see more details. So let yourself be transported back in time.

We will walk at a moderate pace in the narrow streets of Old Quebec, you will see all its historical and romantic aspects, as the 18-century houses, and the prestigious Chateau Frontenac Hotel. 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. You'll see the oldest house north of Mexico which was built in 1677 and the Latin Quarter.

You will have the chance to see some ancestors' houses in Place Royale where Quebec City was founded.

We will take the Ferry Boat to cross the river and see the magnificent Quebec City perched on top of Cape Diamond.

PLEASE NOTE that between September 10 and October 26, I won't be fully available, I have few tours already booked.


Here are some of the places we will see during the tour : (the itinerary could be very different)

Château Frontenac prestigious Hotel
Dufferin Terrace
Remnants of the Historic St. Louis Castle (1627-1834)
Oldest house north of Mexico
Longest running girl's school north of Mexico
A 17-hundred historical chapel
First Anglican Cathedral built outside of Great Britain
City Hall and its garden
The School of architecture and its courtyard
Notre-Dame's Cathedral and its Holy Door

Quebecers' Wall Painting
Place Royale
Petit Champlain Street
Cap Blanc Fresco

Cross the Saint. Lawrence River in a Ferry Boat : an amazing view of Quebec City, not to be missed.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: In front of the Chateau Frontenac hotel.

End location: We will end the tour in the Lower Town in front of the Funicular.

Duration: 4 hours


This tour is priced and designed as a walking tour using public transportation at times.

If your hotel is far away from Old Quebec, take a cab and meet me in Front of Samuel de Champlain's Statue as seen on this page.

What’s Included

My service as a Tour guide for four hours.
Be sure you will learn a lot about New-France history.

What is NOT included in the price :
* A take out lunch if needed
* The Ferry Boat Ride will cost $7.10 Canadian Dollars per person.
* The funicular ride will cost $3 Canadian Dollars per person, IF you decide to go back to Upper Town.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 CAD - * A take out lunch if needed
* The funicular $3 per person
* The ferry boat $7.10 per person
* Your personal expenses.

What’s Extra

Ferry Boat Ride will cost $6 Canadian Dollars per person.
The funicular ride will cost $3 Canadian Dollars per person, IF you decide to go back to Upper Town.

If you want to buy a coffee, a pop or juice or any personal purchase.


If you choose a Walking Tour, I can have up to 12 people during the tour.

There is two kinds of Car Tour, I can used my own car OR
I can be a Step on guide in your car or rented car.

A Recent Review of this tour

Diane is a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable. She has a good sense of humor that she uses to highlight the history. I would highly recommend walking with her. She recommended a restaurant and we took her advice for our good-bye dinner and it was a lovely relaxing atmosphere and great food. We had a family tragedy the evening before and one of our group got many phone calls during our walk, but Diane was patient and took the distraction in stride. I appreciated her patience.
Claudia Rozuk

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