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Place Royale, Old Quebec

Place Royale, Old Quebec: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Montreal: Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip

1. From Montreal: Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip

Explore the sights and history of Quebec City on a hassle-free guided day trip from Montreal. Relax in the comfort of a premium bus as you begin the scenic journey with complimentary pickup from downtown Montreal hotels. Start your day with a pickup from downtown Montreal. On arrival in Quebec City, visit sites like Place Royale, Old Quebec, Petit Champlain, Notre Dame Basilica, and the Quebec Citadel. Drive along Grande-Allee, stop at the Chateau Frontenac, and admire Quebec's oldest skyscraper. Enjoy leisure time to explore the city’s winding streets and Quebec City’s oldest public stairs, Escalier Casse-Cou. Ride the funicular built into the cliff which links Upper and Lower Quebec for magnificent views of the river and its surroundings. Stop at the Plains of Abraham to see where the famous battle between French and English armies took place in 1759. Depart Quebec City’s Old Town for Montmorency Falls to enjoy extraordinary views of the impressive 274-foot (83-meter) high falls. Then, get back aboard the bus for your return trip to Montreal.

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.

Quebec City: Old Quebec 5-Course Gourmet Food Tour

3. Quebec City: Old Quebec 5-Course Gourmet Food Tour

Meet your guide to begin your culinary adventure. Enjoy seasonal cuisine catered to your tour at every stop. See the recently unearthed relics as you visit some of the top restaurants in Quebec City. Start your evening by meeting your experienced and professional guide. Walk from bar to restaurant as you take in the stunning architecture of Old Quebec. Amaze yourself with the architecture of Quebec City Hall, Château Frontenac Hotel, and Royale Square. Enjoy bites ranging from seasonal Arancini, Caprice Salad, braised beef, charcuterie, flambé shrimp and more. Follow your guide while hearing stories of Quebec as you move from chef to chef and restaurant to restaurant. End your night in a centralized location among many bars and top sites of Quebec City.

Quebec City: Old Quebec Scavenger Hunt Phone Walking Tour

4. Quebec City: Old Quebec Scavenger Hunt Phone Walking Tour

Get to know Quebec at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the “Champlain Monument”, "Petit-Champlain”, “Place Royale” and many more! After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “Château Frontenac” and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the “Fresque des Québécois”. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Quebec: Old Town Exploration Game

5. Quebec: Old Town Exploration Game

Explore Quebec's Old Town on a self-guided tour while solving puzzles, clues, and more. Start at the Fontaine de Tourny. Open the app on your smartphone and solve challenges to get precise directions to the next location. Enjoy watching the story unfold as you discover the neighborhood. Play in a large group or compete against each other and see who can get to the last stop, Place Royale, first. Alternatively, you can pause the game and resume any time from the location where you paused it so you can explore the city at your own pace.

Quebec: Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour App

6. Quebec: Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour App

Downloading the Action Tour Guide App which will function as our personal tour guide, audio tour and map all in one. Once we have done that we can begin our tour of Quebec City from the parking area directly across from Parc Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde. From there we'll drive along the Saint Lawrence River until we reach the Petit Champlain area. Dating back to the 17th century, this historic district is the oldest shopping district in North America! Next up will be the Place Royale where we will learn about the French King Louis XIV and his peculiar contribution to the flourishing of what was known as New France. Driving through Old Quebec, we will get to know the different sections of the City and understand why the settlers chose to build it in the way they did. It will be impossible to miss the gorgeous City Hall which combines the Second Empire and the Chateau architectural styles into something which is truly amazing. Then we will come across the Morrin Centre which today is the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec but in actual fact was originally the first prison in Quebec. Continuing onwards, we will drive along the fortifications erected in the early 1800s to protect against possible invasion by the United States of America. These walls are the main reason Quebec was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Looking ahead, we will see the stunning Chateau Frontenac which is the most iconic building in Quebec. It is the largest and most luxurious Hotel in the City and the most imposing architecturally. After this we will see the Cathedral Basilica Notre-Dame de Quebec and the Holy Trinity, two of the earliest churches in the City of Quebec.   Heading on to Parliament Hill, we will discover the beautiful Parliament building which honors the figures integral to Quebec's founding. Progressing on, we will arrive at the sprawling park known as the Plaines d'Abraham where we will come to an overlook which it would be impossible not to photograph. From here we will be able to see La Citadelle, a fortress built in the 1820s to defend the City from invaders. Moving on, we will pass by the Musee Des Beaux Arts, home to more than 38,000works of art. Beyond that will be the Terasse Grey where British and French armies battled in 1759. Finally, we will drive down La Grande-Allee, a truly lovely avenue lined with shops, restaurants and cafes.   Our tour will conclude back on Parliament Hill just a short distance from where we began.

Montreal: Private Walking Tour of Old Montreal

7. Montreal: Private Walking Tour of Old Montreal

Discover Montreal's past from the foundation of Fort Ville-Marie in 1642 to today’s modern city on this Old Montreal private walking tour. The historic heart of the city and its adjacent Old Port will be the setting for the story of one of the greatest cities in the Americas. Your guide will lead you through a maze of narrow streets where many historic buildings can be found. Explore the birthplace of this metropolis and take a trip back in time. The departure time, duration, route, and content of the tour can be customized according to your needs and interests. Example itinerary of a typical tour: • Visit important public squares such as Place d’Armes, Place Royale, and Place Jacques-Cartier. Check out the monuments and works of art that are on display there • Admire the external architecture of buildings like the Notre-Dame Basilica, the three courthouses, the Château Ramezay, and the Bonsecours Market • Pass by the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel and City Hall as well as walking along the former 'Wall Street of Canada', St-Jacques Street • Discover the foundation site of the city’s first hospital, l’Hôtel Dieu in the Cours Le Royer • See the Sulpician Seminary, the oldest building in the historic district • Find out more about the Old Port

Quebec City: 2 or 3-Hour Fat Bike Rental

8. Quebec City: 2 or 3-Hour Fat Bike Rental

Cycle through Old Quebec and Limoilou with ease with a fat bike rental. Easily discover sights such as the Domaine de Maizerets and Saint-Charles Linear Park with a 2 or 3-hour rental. Upon arrival at the shop, get kitted out with your perfect bike, a helmet, and winter gear (depending on availability). Receive a quick safety induction and introduction to the best routes in the city before you take to the streets. Next, set off through the bike lanes and streets of Old Quebec and Limoilou. You can choose to follow a suggested route adapted to the weather and trail conditions, or explore the city and your chosen landmarks at your own pace.

Quebec City: Old Quebec Guided Fat Bike Tour with Hot Drink

9. Quebec City: Old Quebec Guided Fat Bike Tour with Hot Drink

Embark on a winter adventure designed for sporty people with a fat bike tour in Quebec City. Cycle through the snowy paths of Domaine Maizerets park into the old town and along the Saint-Charles river. Make stops during your ride for historical landmarks and to get a hot drink at a cafe. Make your way to the bicycle garage to meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Enjoy a brief introduction to using your fat bike properly in the snowy conditions and then set out into the city. Start at the beautiful public park of Domaine Maizerets and admire the picturesque landscape. Cycle along the bike path that brings you into Old Quebec. Brace yourself as you ride out of the tourist area and along the banks of the Saint-Charles river. Stop for a hot drink and a delicious treat in a local cafe.

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What people are saying about Place Royale, Old Quebec

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,600 reviews

The trip was perfect from start with complimentary pick up from hotel in Montreal downtown. Very good bus driver and guide who had explained and shown us around. The quick brief intro tour of Quebec old city was very helpful when we were left on our own fir 2hours free time in the city. The Christmas decoration and snow made the December trip even more exciting but slightly chilly. Be prepared to warm up.

We scheduled this tour at the beginning of our time in Quebec to get a lay of the land before we toured on our own. Quebec is such a walkable city that it was perfect for that. It happened to be snowy day which made it even more special. Our family found it to be a great value for the experience.

Our guide Anne was very knowledgeable and friendly with a great sense of humor. It was a wonderful tour to see the sites of old Quebec and learn about the people, history, and architecture. Highly recommended

Amazing guide and driver. Took their time to explain all important places. Would recommend the tour for all.

Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and interesting.