Québec History and Nature
Walk Through History and Nature
Private Walking Tours and Excursions
tjel. April 27, 2023
If you are looking for a tour that takes a bit more time to educate you on the history and culture of Old Quebec City - this is the one!
Our guide, Judith, was extremely knowledgable and her overview of the lower and upper city provided us with a comprehensive look into why and how the area was developed. Her love of Quebec is quite evident and the detail she provides throughout the walking tour is amazing.
Great value and well worth the time!
Sheri March 14, 2023
This is not your average tour!
We were delightfully surprised by the depth of Judith’s knowledge on our tour with her of Old Quebec. There was no set script that she followed. No practised delivery of a set storyline. She is a passionate, enthusiastic, walking library.
She adapts each tour to suit her guests, tailoring the experience to accommodate the interests and knowledge base of her participants. And is she ever a wealth of knowledge!
Very artfully she asked a few key questions at the beginning to understand who we were and what we were about, and then we were off! When she found out that we had been to Quebec City before, had been raised in Ontario, and that one of us was a history grad… well! She was delighted!!
Her enthusiasm for her topics fuelled our curiosity and we learned so much from her. She touched on many diverse topics… such as how the landscape had an impact on the development of French culture and the occupancy of the Québec walled city site.
She taught us the insights that language use and expression reveal about a culture. She went into great depth in her attempt to deepen our understanding of events that far preceded the Quiet Revolution.
She has tremendous insight into the impact of the Roman Catholic Church on the identity of the Québécois, and very interesting stories about the development of feminism in Québec, beginning with the first interactions of the French explorers with the indigenous peoples, continuing through the settlement period.
Throughout all you got a deep sense of her passion for French Canada, for the Québécois, and for her love of land and people, curiosity and knowledge.
If you are fortunate enough to book a tour with her, you will not be disappointed!
The key thing to know is that aside from being passionate and engaging, Judith is infinitely adaptable. She could just as equally give a fascinating tour to a first timer to Canada and to Québec.
Smetana Jan 14, 2023
Our Quebec City Walking Tour with Judith provided us with a wealth of information on the geography, history, culture, inhabitants then and now as well as a rich array of views, perspectives, on politics, cultural opportunities...integrating her life as a child growing up in Quebec City, her school and family experiences, to the ownership of her historical home. Judith kept a lively pace - which is what we wanted! - as well as lively and informative, and enriching tour of the city! We were over-the-top impressed!
Theresa, Jan 08,2023
Our guide, Judith, was an incredible guide. Her knowledge, language skills and interest in
her topic was extensive - we were very fortunate to have had a tour with her.
Midwest, Nov 02, 2022
Judith is an excellent tour guide and informed us of all the interesting history about Old Quebec and the influence of the St. Lawrence River on its prominent location. The walking pace was comfortable, and Judith was attentive to our needs. The tour for Americans like us gave insight into the associations between our respective countries and mother England during colonial times. Highly recommend, especially if you are new to the city and want an introduction to the sights and how to get around.
Judith led us on a very interesting tour of Quebec City. She sprinkled facts with fun stories about the people who built Quebec City. She is a very engaging guide. Highly recommend
Anna S,Sept22, 2022
Judith is incredibly knowledgeable and has so much history and context to share - she gave us a fascinating, personalized tour based on our interests, and was very generous with her time. We had fun and so enjoyed walking the city and seeing and hearing about its complex history in a truly tangible way. Highly recommend!
Paul C Aug 27, 2022
Perfect tour of Quebec
The guide was Judith, who is very knowledgeable about the area, its history and culture. She was just wonderful. She started by asking about our interests and our abilities so she could cater the walk to our wishes. Judith took us all over and was able to talk about every subject we had an interest in. It was an un-rushed but thorough stroll, sneaking down streets, narrow and quiet, hitting all the high points while avoiding the crowds and the larger tours.
I've taken walking tours all over the world. This one was absolutely the best. Period.
kwsmvy Massachusetts Aug 2022
Judith was a wonderful guide. We enjoyed our morning with her, chatting away like old friends! She provided a very comprehensive history of Quebec City and how and why the entire province of Quebec is unique. I initially chose this tour based on her description of learning though history, nature, and geography and it did not disappoint! I feel my morning with her gave me a solid understanding of the city that I would not have gotten from a more conventional walking tour.
August 23, 2022
Book this if you can!
"My wife and I really enjoyed Judith's knowledgeable and passionate approach to the history of Quebec City. She had a great deal to say about social history and natural history, as well as the usual political history. She answered all our questions with charm and grace. A private tour like this is a true luxury. One would expect to pay much more for this level of energetic presentation."
Leslie_N, Aug 2022
Judith was was an excellent guide and provided a lot of interesting background and history about Quebec during her tour. I would highly recommend her services to anyone visiting Quebec City.
Great tour- Judith was excellent
My husband and I enjoyed our time with Judith - she was incredibly knowledgeable but also down to earth (ie: not boring!). I appreciated her particular approach about how history, climate and natural resources all intersect. So glad we booked the tour.
Excellent personal tour!
My husband and I had an excellent tour with Judith! She took the time to understand our interests and responded to all of questions. She was extremely knowledgeable and brought maps and other visuals to enhance the experience. She was not rushed and in fact took more than the scheduled time with our permission. Her tour exceeded our expectations!
CherylM August 11,2022
We really enjoyed this tour. Judith was very personable, knowledgeable and insightful, providing thoughtful commentary and context throughout the tour. This is not like like other tours that barely scratch the surface of Quebec’s history. Would recommend wholeheartedly.
Very knowledgeable tour guide.
Extremely knowledgeable tour guide that can relate Quebecs history to European history and American history. She took her time to ask about our personal interests and she did a custom tour for us. It’s like having a college professor walk around Quebec with you. I’m a history buff and many doors were opened to new knowledge.
Great informative tour. Beautiful city. Wear good walking shoes for the cobble stone. Very steep inclined especially, but well worth it.
Sarah , June 2022
Our personal tour guide, Judith, showed us all around Quebec City and talked to us in depth about Its history. She was very personable and encouraged questions and comments. She also recommended various restaurants, museums and other places of interest around the city. We spent a very enjoyable 4+ hours discovering more of the history, culture and people of this lovely city.
Ardeche , June 2022
We can’t speak highly enough of our trip to Quebec – a real highlight was the tour we took of the Old City with Judith as our guide. A really interesting and lively tour with comprehensive local knowledge and history, presented with reference to pertinent international events. Highly recommended, as is the delicious afternoon tea at the Chateau Frontenac.
Avidtraveler , May 2022
This tour with Judith as the guide was memorable. 3 hours of pertinent information and lively sharing. Very knowledgeable guide. Excellent general culture allowing her to tie it all together in a very unique way, both accurate and creative. Her sense of humour had us in stitches quite often. Her love for Quebec is refreshing and catching. She successfully tailored the visit to the group. Highly recommended.
Jenn , Dec 2021
Great tour!! Judith was the perfect guide. Her personality totally complimented ours. We loved her extensive knowledge about history, her energy and her enthusiasm about QC. Highly recommend!
Laurie C August 2021
Judith is an amazing tour guide with so much knowledge!! I highly recommend this experience!
Margaret_M , Dec 2021
Two Thumbs, Way UP!!! The tour guide, Judith, was very interesting and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed listening to her talk about the areas we visited. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Quebec City and we won't forget it.
Amy_L , Aug 2021
Judith, our tour guide, was a wealth of knowledge and hospitality. This tour is a must for those who celebrate culture, food and history.
Pat and Jim, 2019 Florida
Jim and I enjoyed your tour very much. We give you an exceptional rating because you deserved it and we learned a lot from you with respect to Quebec City.
D.ona S ,June 2018
You gave a wonderful personal tour of Quebec City to my friend, Annie, and me last week. I just wanted to thank you so very much...you have such a wealth of knowledge and just brought the city and its history to life for us! Our time with you was one of the highlights of our visit there. It was a delight getting to know you ever so slightly in our brief time together. I will certainly tell friends about your excellent tour… Take good care and God bless you.
T.O Reader April 2017
Judith was a knowledgeable, articulate guide for the Quebec City walking tour. We had the misfortune to have picked a windy, cold day last week, with only brief flashes of sunshine, but that didn't slow us down, or Judith's enthusiasm for her subject. Despite being chilled at times, the two hours went quickly and my friend and I were so happy to have gone on this tour and learned so much about Quebec City history and its impact on the history of North America. I highly recommend both this tour and Judith, who would make a fabulous city guide if you wanted a private tour. Maybe next time we'll do that.
Peg C. Sept 2017 Pensylvania
Excellent tour with Judith! She had a great sense of humor and was so knowledgeable! The pace was good as well. Would use this tour company again if I visit Quebec. Prices were very reasonable.”
John W. United Kingdom, Sept 2017
Prior to our walking tour with Judith our view of Quebec City was to say the least a little on the disappointed side..We were given a comprehensive tour of the city and the historical information given was really interesting. Judith was not only a great guide but a fun person as well which added to the enjoyment.
Ann M June 2016
We took a walking tour of Old Quebec on Sunday, June 19, 2016, and our guide, Judith, was wonderful. She was knowledgeable, personable, fun to listen to and full of information and first-hand experience of the city. I have been on city tours on many trips in many countries, and this was among the best. I taught history for many years and she did an excellent job of summarizing a complex history and making it accessible for us. And, I was an Ursuline for many years and she also did an excellent presentation about the influence of the Ursulines on the history and development of Quebec.
Several of us on the tour commented at the end about what a good guide she was.
We have been recommending your tours to our friends, some of whom are planning trips to Quebec in the near future..
K.and F september 2016
We had such a great day, and your leading the tour to the falls was a big part of it. We can't say enough about how everything was looked after on the tour from the bikes to the snack to the fun and knowledgeable tour guide! As you know, I was surprised by Fred's proposal on the falls bridge,it was definitely a magical moment, and what a great group to share it with! This was our first full day in Quebec City and really set the tone for what was an exceptional 5 days - you are a great ambassador for the City. We look forward to returning to Quebec City soon.
Alan N.Y August 2015
We went on a Quebec City tour with Judith. It was so amazing that we followed it with a tour (by Judith, of course) of the Plains of Abraham.
She is the best guide that we have ever had. Her knowledge encompasses history, architecture, politics, religion and military strategy. Her explanations are refreshingly spontaneous and deeply analytical.There could be no better way to learn about the history and features of this charming city than to meet Judith.