Discover the well hidden secrets outside the traditional areas and get to experience the local life at its best.
Old Quebec is a charming 400-year-old town nestled in the narrowing of the beautiful St-Lawrence River. During this tour, I will be more than happy to show you why Quebec City is regularly ranked among the world's top destinations. However, you will explore its other side of the fortifications; the more local and authentic one.
This UNESCO World Heritage site has a lot to offer, from old winding streets to trendy local restaurants, from traditional French architecture to proudly standing monuments. Needless to say, the best way to discover this city is definitely by foot, following me through 4 centuries of history.
This tour is meant to show you all the well hidden secrets outside the touristy areas. You will discover places and neighbourhoods you might have missed without following me or during your first visit of the Old Quebec. In addition, we will visit together the Plains of Abraham, the urban park very famous as well for the battle that took place there in 1759.
This tour is meant to be adapted to your interests and pace. Our walk is planned according to your desire and I can be very flexible on the itinerary. Along the way, here are the most beautiful streets and sights off the beaten-paths I would like to show you:
-St-Jean Street (outside the fortifications) with its famous chocolate museum Erico, the best gelato place in town, Tutto Gelato (opened in Summer only), and the oldest grocery store in North America, J. A Moisan
-The Plains of Abraham, also known as the National Battlefields Park, the Joan of Arc garden, the Martello towers
-The National Museum of Fine Arts
-Montcalm neighbourhood, known as the Art District, where the French and English bourgeoisies settled during the 19th and 20th century
-Cartier Avenue, full of local shops, cafes and restaurants
-The vibrant and revitalized St-Roch district and its main commercial street, Saint-Joseph st. , where we find many microbreweries and great restaurants
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 is a walking tour. Although Quebec City is very hilly, the tour itself is a moderate walk with a few steeper uphill and downhill hikes.
If we meet and start in the Lower Town, we can take the public transportation to go uphill to the highest point and walk downhill from there. The bus tickets are $3.50 per person, cash only.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 CAD - You may want to buy a hot chocolate, a coffee or a good French pastry during the tour or buy souvenirs along the way. However, most places will take credit cards and US dollars.
Also, If we meet and start in the Lower Town, we can take the public transportation to go uphill to the highest point (Montcalm district) and walk downhill from there. The bus tickets are $3.50 per person, cash only.
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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Djany was terrific and the tour was exactly what we were looking for. The tour was balanced with history and local favorites. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to experience all Quebec City has to offer.