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Our most recommended Quebec City Walking Tours

Quebec City: St-Lawrence River Ice Canoeing Experience

1. Quebec City: St-Lawrence River Ice Canoeing Experience

Discover the magic of St Lawrence River as your winter playground on an ice canoeing experience. Perfect for first-timers, this all-inclusive activity is a great introduction to the historical role of ice canoeing in Quebec. Your experience begins near the boat ramp located around a 15-minute drive from downtown Quebec City. On arrival, you will be greeted warmly by your guide. Hear about the ice canoe’s historical role in maritime connections on the Saint-Lawrence. Suit up in your specialized equipment, learn the basic techniques, and go over the safety instructions. With the briefing out of the way, head toward the river. Each route is adapted according to the current weather conditions and tides. Canoers (that’s you) will have the opportunity to try both the oars and the crampons (aka “scooters”). Pause around half-way to walk on the ice, sip hot chocolate, enjoy a snack, and take a few selfies. You will be alone with your small-group on the river with a view that will leave you even more breathless than the actual ice canoeing. Then, return to the mainland so you can warm up and debrief. Your guide will be equipped with a GoPro camera to capture photos and videos of your activity along the way. Your photos and videos will be shared with you after your outing.

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Old Quebec City: 2-Hour Grand Walking Tour

2. Old Quebec City: 2-Hour Grand Walking Tour

Step back in time on a 2-hour Grand Walking Tour of Old Quebec City as you explore the abundance of history and charm of this incredible World Heritage Site. This tour meanders on a leisurely downhill stroll in the company of an expert guide whose commentary will leave you with a great sense of the history surrounding this unique and romantic setting. While stopping at every essential site and many hidden, historic gems, your guide will also point out additional activities, places to eat, and things to see. The tour is limited to small groups, allowing for maximum interaction with your guide and fellow participants. Get a taste of Quebec city's history, architecture and culture in a 2-hour tour in this storied city.

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Quebec: Ghosts and Crimes of New France Walking Tour

3. Quebec: Ghosts and Crimes of New France Walking Tour

Take a 90-minute walking tour of old Quebec on this trip through the city’s darker history. Join your ghostly host and discover more about the wretched crimes, arrests and executions that happened centuries ago. Dressed as one the city’s notorious characters, your guide will lead you through Old Quebec and introduce you to the somber atmosphere that descends the old city once the sun is gone. Learn all about the sordid details of a history that has been hidden for far too long. During the animated tour you will walk the streets of Old Quebec and discover the judiciary system of New France. Discover how one became the city’s executioner and learn about the punishments for various crimes. See where the criminals were incarcerated and later executed. If you like bumps in the night and tales of ghostly goings-on, then this is the walking tour for you.

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Quebec City: Island of Orléans Taste Trail

4. Quebec City: Island of Orléans Taste Trail

After being collected from Place d'Arme at either 9:45AM or 1:45PM, you will travel towards the Island of Orléans to discover the flavors of the area. Located in the Saint Lawrence River, east of downtown Quebec City, you will take part in 5 different tastings at 5 different stops throughout your day. At each stop, you will be able to taste products and discover their stories. Your first stop is to the Chocolaterie Ste Petronille (producer of chocolates, truffles, jams, and ice-cream soaked in chocolate). Your second stop is the Nougaterie of St. Pierre (a producer of nougats and other sweets). Your third stop will be to the Cidrerie Bilodeau (a producer of cider, juice, and apple jelly), with your fourth stop being to the Vineyard of Mitan (a producer of white wines, red wines, and ice wines). Your final stop will be at Tigidou jam makers. Taste the creations cooked from fresh local seasonal berries, always original, natural, and 100% local. You will discover throughout your getaway the drink specialties and dishes of the region, and will also learn more about the history and the beginnings of the colonization in Île d'Orléans. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be taken back to Place d'Arme.

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Quebec: City Tour, Montmorency Falls & Île d'Orléans Tour

5. Quebec: City Tour, Montmorency Falls & Île d'Orléans Tour

Take this comprehensive 8-hour excursion of Quebec City and the Côte-de-Beaupré, and explore Old Quebec, the city's modern neighborhoods, and the scenic landscape beyond the gates. Capital of the Canadian province of Quebec, Quebec City is best known for its French-influenced architecture and culture. Best exemplified in the winding streets of Petit Champlain that lead to Quebec’s oldest public stairs at the Escalier Casse-Cou, you will also see Place Royale where the European architecture and narrow streets are inspired. Admire more sights such as the Art Deco Price Building, one of the oldest skyscrapers in Canada, and the fairytale Chateau Frontenac hotel, perched atop a cape that offers panoramic views. Stop at the Plains of Abraham to see where the famous battle between French and English armies took place in 1759. Then continue to the Ile D'Orleans, known as the cradle of French civilization in North America. Enjoy extraordinary views of the 274-foot (83-meter) Montmorency Falls, which in winter freezes over, allowing the adventurous to attempt an ice-climb. You will then return to your starting point, just in time to enjoy a good meal in your favorite restaurant!

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Quebec City: Montmorency Falls Guided Tour and Cable Car

6. Quebec City: Montmorency Falls Guided Tour and Cable Car

Meet your costumed guide at the Manoir Montmorency and set off to discover the mysteries of the park. Learn interesting facts about Montmorency Falls, its hydraulic power as well as important historical events from the past 250 years as you go. Walk on the cliff promenade and the suspension bridge to admire the natural beauty of the park. After the guided tour, enjoy a peaceful and scenic cable car ride to the bottom of the falls. Take in dazzling views of the falls, the St. Lawrence River, and Île d’Orléans. Before leaving the park, try out some of the new walking trails and the contemplative walkway.  

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Quebec City: Jacques-Cartier National Park Snowshoeing Tour

7. Quebec City: Jacques-Cartier National Park Snowshoeing Tour

Discover the winter landscape of Quebec during a day-trip outside the city in the snowy countryside. Leave the transport to the experts and benefit from round-trip transport from downtown Quebec City to Jacques-Cartier National Park. Discover the Park from a different perspective on a fun, low-impact outdoor winter activity.  Board the bus and enjoy the wintery scenery on the 30-minute drive to the park. At Jacques-Cartier National Park, receive all your equipment and your guide will explain easy-to-follow techniques. No experience is needed - if you can walk, you can snowshoe. This is a fun activity for active travelers. Follow your guide along quiet trails, experiencing winter beauty. Have plenty of opportunities to stop for photos and rest breaks. Explore the valley of Belleau Creek, admire the splendor of the Laurentian Mountains, and walk along the Sautauriski River. Discover the forest, look out for wildlife and learn about the area from your local guide. Wildlife can be easier to spot in the winter landscape. Stop at a heated tent for lunch and a refreshing hot drink.

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Quebec City: Private Tour with a Local

8. Quebec City: Private Tour with a Local

Meet at your accommodation and head out on a 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6-hour walking tour to explore the city. You’ll be in good hands with a knowledgeable local who is eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your visit. Start by getting familiar with the neighborhood where you’re staying. Hear about the best places to eat and shop and learn the easiest ways to get around. On this customized tour you’ll see some of the top attractions and hear about more that you can visit on your own after the tour. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident you have all the information you need.

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2-Hour Walk Through Québec City's History

9. 2-Hour Walk Through Québec City's History

Follow your cicerone, or guide off the beaten path and into history. You’ll be charmed by Old Quebec, the only walled city in North America. On your 2-hour walking tour you’ll be accompanied by an authentic and unique character dressed in full colonial costume. Relive 400 years of action-packed Quebec history! You’re sure to be impressed by this UNESCO world heritage site where fine old buildings and proud monuments line the winding streets. Visit picturesque places such as the Château Frontenac, Dufferin Terrace, the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec, and Place Royale. Place Royale is considered the cradle of French civilization in North America.

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Levis: 2-Hour History Guided Walking Tour

10. Levis: 2-Hour History Guided Walking Tour

Get an insider's view of Levis' historic center on a walking tour alongside a local guide. Visit the town's Notre Dame Church, and learn about the impact the Desjardins International Development Building has on the community. Tour the Louis-Carrier Square and see the statue of the Chevalier de Levis and enjoy the views from the observation terrace. Stop in a local shop on Begin Avenue, and get tips for your visit from your knowledgeable guide.

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What people are saying about Quebec City

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 895 reviews

Guides are super knowledgable and gave various explanations on the forest, in addition to showing how to snowshoe. Lunch was good and you get some free time to snowshoe on your own. My only feedback is a logo or something for Quatre Natures on their shuttle bus as it wasn't immediately obvious. Otherwise a fantastic tour and I hope to visit in the summer for canoeing!

The Guide was very knowledgeable, very inspiring, very easy going, and made sure everyone was included even my mom who walks with a cane. He was very pleasant.

Our guide was wonderful! He was very knowledgeable and seemed to really enjoy showing and telling us about his city. I wouldn't hesitate to book another tour.

Rene’ was a charming guide, working the Christmas ‘magic’ into a tour full of history and fun, spanning upper and lower old Quebec City.

Very much enjoyed. Learned a lot about history of Quebec and Christmas.