Off the Beaten-Paths Walking Tour of Quebec City


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Museums / Culture, Local Experience, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. As long as the children are supervised by their parents.

Friendly: No.
A scooter is required as some hills are steeper than others and would require a great effort to push the wheelchair up. Otherwise, few cobblestone streets might be a challenge if you have a back issue.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), French (fluent)

Discover the well-hidden secrets of the city with a private guide

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.

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 fortified city is definitely by foot, following me through four centuries of history.

This tour is meant to show you all the well hidden secrets of the City alongside with places and neighbourhoods you might have missed without taking it.


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 well-hidden secrets I would like to show you taking the narrowest streets off the beaten-paths:

The Old Financial District, the Old Port and the very inspiring Farmer's Market
The vibrant and revitalized St-Roch district
St-Jean Street (outside the fortifications of Quebec) with its famous chocolate museum Erico, the best gelato place in town Tutto Gelato and one of the oldest grocery stores in the country J. A Moisan
The Fortifications with a view from the top for the more adventurous
The Seminary of Quebec interior courtyard and the first French speaking university in North America

Without forgetting the must-see attractions of Quebec such as the famous Chateau Frontenac and the Petit-Champlain area, where Quebec City was founded, if time permits.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel if it is located at a walkable distance of Old Quebec. Otherwise, we will make arrangements to meet somewhere easy to find for you. I can also meet you at the cruise ship terminal if you get to Quebec City by the St-Lawrence river.

End location: I will drop you off at the cruise ship terminal, your hotel, or where you would like in Old Quebec.

Duration: 2 hours 30 min.


This is a walking tour. Although Quebec is very hilly, the tour itself is a moderate walk with a few uphill hikes. You must be able to stand at some places for a few minutes.

What’s Included

My services as your personal tour guide and the public transportation back to the Upper town if walking uphill is a problem.

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. Besides personal related purchases, you won't need cash for the duration of the tour itself.

What’s Extra

You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs, snacks, and restaurant meals.

A Recent Review of this tour

Djany was excellent: Informative, funny, enlivening and an overall pleasure who obituary loves her city and exposing it to curious travelers. Les b.
Les Bernstein

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