Guided tour

Québec: Fortifications of Old Québec Guided Walking Tour

Québec: Fortifications of Old Québec Guided Walking Tour

From US$ 10.66 per person

Walk through 400 years of history on a walking tour of Old Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover its hidden gems while learning about the history and preservation behind its defensive system.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
French, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the beauty of Old Quebec as you walk along the fortification walls
  • Explore a soldier’s casemate room which is closed to the general public
  • Access to the Dauphine Redoubt, one of the oldest military buildings in Canada
  • Capture pictures of iconic sights like the St. Lawrence river and the Citadelle
  • Visit the heritage buildings in Artillery Park after the tour at your own pace
Full description

Explore 400 years of history on this guided walking tour of Old Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See some of the top landmarks in the area and immerse yourself in the only remaining fortified city north of Mexico. Begin your adventure with stunning views of the St. Lawrence River and the Citadelle of Quebec as you meet your guide on the Dufferin Terrace boardwalk. Walk along and on the fortification walls of Old Québec and get access to a soldiers' casemate. Until September 5, you may finish your tour with a self-guided visit to the heritage buildings in Artillery Park, including the Arsenal Foundry and the Dauphine Redoubt. In the Dauphine Redoubt, erected in 1712, you will find out about the lifestyle of French and British soldiers by encountering guides and characters.

Includes
  • Walking tour
  • Tour guide
  • Admission to the Artillery Park buildings (open until September 5)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Look for a "Frontenac" sign on a green and white kiosk with a Canadian flag at the beginning of the Dufferin Terrace. Your guide will be wearing a green and beige uniform.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine
  • This is a 3-kilometer walking tour
  • The Arsenal Foundry and the Dauphine Redoubt are closed on Monday and Tuesday, but they are accessible with your voucher any other day of the week until September 5th
Customer reviews

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Very knowledgeable and full of bits of history that were intriguing and suggest that the history that I was taught was wholly inadequate regarding this area.

September 8, 2022

September 1, 2022

Tour guide was very knowledgeable and very friendly. This made for an overall wonderful tour.

August 30, 2022

Product ID: 383033