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St Louis Gate Quebec's Fortifications
St Louis Gate Quebec's Fortifications

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Cavalier du Moulin Fortification

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St Louis Gate Quebec's Fortifications
St Louis Gate Quebec's Fortifications

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Old Québec History, Walking Tour

Classic GWT

$75.CAD per participant/ minimum 2 up to 6

Duration: 2.5h

 Local guide

Walking around iconic buildings, public squares and archeological sites, reveals 400 years of history through people  and events.

Like a time traveler, you will be able to discover the multi layers of history on buildings and city layout, revealing the footprint of the XVII century French urban plan which capitalized on the topography of Cap Diamond.  The Tour highlights architectural adaptations to the climate as well as the  trends, periods and strategies enabling Quebec City to remain the only Walled City North of Mexico.


During this Tour, we will speak about the challenges of the first settlers confronted with the conditions of a subarctic climate. Isolated from their motherland for most of the year, they had to rely on the knowledge and generosity of the First Nations who shared and helped them learn and cope with the unfamiliar natural elements.

The Tour  is also a good opportunity to illustrate and reflect on the relations between geopolitics, nature, and geography in North America.


This tour includes:

  • 2.5 hours of private tour, led by local knowledgeable, passionate licensed guide,

  • Personalized Itinerary, according to your pace and interests,

  • Discover hidden corners of the Walled City for the best memorable pictures,

  • UNESCO heritage sites, upper and lower town historic district,

  • A différent view on history, with opportunities to learn more,

  • Information on past and present socio-economic realities and challenges,

  • Suggestions for best restaurants and other exciting activities to enjoy while in Quebec,

  • Pick up at your Hotel in Old Quebec or at cruise ship terminal.

The walking distance is between 2km to 3.5 km ( 1.24 - 2.7miles) .

Expect hills, staircases and beautiful sceneries.

Tour duration can be extended: +$35 per additional hour.

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