3 - 4 Hours
One Per Car
At Your Own Pace
Welcome to the Quebec City Tour
Discover a slice of Old Europe in North America with this tour of Quebec City, the City of Saints! Drive along the sparkling Saint Lawrence River, explore the cobbled streets and stone walls of Old Quebec, and visit must-see spots like the Musée Des Beaux Arts. Along the way, you’ll learn about the long history of this iconic city, from the earliest explorer to the struggles and uncertainty of the 18th and 19th centuries. Quebec truly is like nowhere else on the continent!
About the Tour
your tour of Quebec City begins in the parking area directly across from Parc Notre dame de la Garde. From there, you’ll drive along the Saint Lawrence River until you reach the Petit Champlain quarter. Dating back to the 17th century, this historic district is the oldest shopping district in North America!
Next up is Place Royale, where you’ll learn about French King Louis XIV and his peculiar contribution to the flourishing of what was then known as New France. As you drive through Old Quebec, you’ll get to know the different sections of the city and why early settlers chose to build it in the way that they did.
You can’t miss the gorgeous City Hall, up next, which combines the second empire and the chateau architectural styles into something truly striking. Then there’s the Morrin Centre, which today is the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, but was once the first prison in Quebec.
As you continue on, you’ll drive along the fortifications erected in the early 1800s to protect against possible invasion by the United States. These walls are the main reason Quebec was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
After that, you’ll see the Chateau Frontenac, the most iconic structure in Quebec. This immense hotel is the largest and one of the most luxurious in the city, and its beautiful architecture stands out even in a city filled with picturesque sights.
Next are the Cathedral-Basilica Notre-Dame de Québec and the Holy Trinity, two churches dating back to the earliest days of Quebec City. Then you’ll head to Parliament Hill, where you’ll find the beautiful Parliament Building, which honors the figures integral to Quebec’s founding.
Continuing, you’ll enter the sprawling park, the Plaines d’Abraham. Here, you’ll come to a beautiful overlook that’s just begging to be photographed. You’ll also be able to see La Citadelle, a fortress built in the 1820s to defend the city from invaders.
Next, you’ll pass by the Musée Des Beaux Arts, home to more than 38,000 works of art. Beyond that is Terrasse Grey, where British and French armies battled in 1759.
Finally, you’ll drive down Grande-Allée, a beautiful avenue lined with shops, restaurants, and cafes. Your tour concludes back on Parliament Hill, just a short distance from where it began.
Tour starting address: 130 Rue des Sapeurs
Preview the Tour
Stop 19 - Chateau Frontenac
Stop 22 - Notre-Dame de Quebec and Holy Trinity
Stop 30 - Plaines D Abraham
What do we do?
Simply put, Action Tour Guide is an audio guide, map, and tour book – all in one app! We are a GPS-enabled app-based tour that narrates information based on your location right on your phone. You can experience our driving and walking tours at your own pace and literally at any time of the day!
Changing travel date? No worries! All individual tours come with lifetime validity.
No Network Needed
The tour works offline which means you do not need your phone network to enjoy the tour. However, we do suggest you download the tour at your home, hotel, visitor center, etc before you head out for a completely immersive experience.
Not an entrance ticket
This is not an entrance ticket.