Points of interests covered in this tour would include:
- Place d'Armes: Start your tour at this historic square, which is surrounded by beautiful buildings and has a statue of Louis XIV at its center.
- Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica-Cathedral: From Place d'Armes, walk to the nearby Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica-Cathedral. This stunning church dates back to the 17th century and is the oldest church in North America.
- Place Royale: From the basilica, walk down Rue du Fort and Rue Saint-Louis to reach Place Royale, a charming square with historic buildings and a statue of Samuel de Champlain.
- Petit Champlain: From Place Royale, walk down Rue du Petit-Champlain, which is lined with cute shops and restaurants. This is one of the oldest streets in North America and has a unique charm.
- Break for a snack or drink: There are several great options for food and drink along Rue du Petit-Champlain, so take a break and enjoy the atmosphere.
- Chateau Frontenac: From Rue du Petit-Champlain, walk up the stairs or take the funicular to reach Chateau Frontenac, the iconic castle-like hotel that overlooks the city. Head to the Plains of Abraham, a vast park right in the middle of the city that was the site of a pivotal battle between the French and the British in the 18th century. Take a guided tour of the Citadelle of Quebec, a fortress that's still in use by the Canadian military and be sure to watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony.
- Dufferin Terrace: From Chateau Frontenac, walk along Dufferin Terrace, a boardwalk that offers stunning views of the St. Lawrence River and the surrounding area.
- Citadel: Finally, make your way to the Citadel, a fortress that dates back to the 19th century and is still an active military installation. You can take a guided tour or explore the grounds on your own.
- Plains of Abraham - Head to the Plains of Abraham, a vast park right in the middle of the city that was the site of a pivotal battle between the French and the British in the 18th century. Take a guided tour of the Citadelle of Quebec, a fortress that's still in use by the Canadian military and be sure to watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony.
- Quebec City Funicular - You will next take the ride on the famous Quebec City funicular from the Upper Town to the Lower Town, which will give you fantastic views of the city. Follow our expert tour guide on a off the beaten track tour and let yourself be seduced by the charms of Old Quebec; a world heritage jewel recognized by UNESCO. Our Classical Period characters will make you relive 400 years of history rich in twists and turns! During this visit, you will be able to admire various historic monuments and landmarks in the historic district of Québec.
This walking tour will take you through some of the most historic and charming areas of Old Quebec City and give you a sense of the city's unique character and culture.
Dining suggestions for the evening
- Le Saint Amour: This French restaurant in the heart of Old Quebec serves up classic dishes made with local ingredients.
- Chez Boulay: This modern Scandinavian eatery is renowned for its Nordic-inspired cuisine and its emphasis on sustainable and organic ingredients.
- Bistro Sous Le Fort: This cozy bistro is located in a 17th-century house and serves up hearty Quebecois fare, such as tourtiere and poutine.
Note – The points of interest that can be visited on a Walking Tour will depend on the client’s desire and ability to walk in terms of distances and hours.