Old Quebec Upper Town walking tour

Québec, Canada

Experience hosted by Xavier

2 hours, Hosted in English and French
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

Discover the history of Quebec City and Canada as you walk with us in Old Quebec Upper Town, a UNESCO world heritage site. We will go in busy streets, off the beaten track and we will travel in time as far as the 17th century.

We'll tackle major themes such as colonization, wars between empires or the Quiet Revolution and Quebec separatism. We will talk about architecture too, and food naturally. Of course you can count on us to tell you a few anecdotes that make this experience so interesting.

You'll see the highlights of the Upper Town, such as the Château Frontenac, the cathedrals, the city hall, the Price building, the Parlement and at least one fancy gate. You'll see countless of old & beautiful residential buildings and many fascinating monuments.

Thanks to this introductory guided tour, you will have a better understanding of modern Quebec society, you will know how to orient yourself in Old Quebec and you will better appreciate this magnificent city of Quebec.

We'll start nearby the Château Frontenac and we'll end in front of the Parlement.

Check weather forecast and dress appropriately. We provide the tour rain or shine.

We're going to walk approximately 2km (1,24 miles), during 2h.

During Winter, check our Winter Walking Tour: https://fr.airbnb.ca/experiences/333649
Discover the history of Quebec City and Canada as you walk with us in Old Quebec Upper Town, a UNESCO world heritage site. We will go in busy streets, off the beaten track and we will travel in time as far as the 17th century.

We'll tackle major themes such as colonization, wars between empires or the Quiet Revolution and Quebec separatism. We will talk about architecture too, and food naturally. Of course you can count on us to tell y…

Meet your host, Xavier

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Passionate about history since I know how to read (very recently of course), it is always with great pleasure that I introduce Old Quebec to travelers as well as rooted locals.

I try to be informative and entertaining by using little stories to explain history.

I'm a professional guide since several years now, providing mostly private tours that I tailor live. I constantly learn thanks to conferences & books.

My colleagues working with me are as passionate as I am and are all licensed tour guides like me. Yes... it's all legit! ^^
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Thu, 5 Aug
£18 per person
13:00 - 15:00
£18 per person
Fri, 6 Aug
£18 per person
10:00 - 12:00
Join 2 other guests
£18 per person
Sat, 7 Aug
£18 per person
13:00 - 15:00
£18 per person

Where you'll be

What we're going to see will depend on the itinerary of the day. But you can be sure we'll see and talk about the Château Frontenac, the cathedrals (Notre-Dame de Québec and Holy Trinity), the City Hall, the Price building, at least one fancy gate like the St. Louis Gate, the Parlement.

We'll see several monuments like the ones dedicated to Louis Hébert & Marie Rollet, Samuel de Champlain, etc.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 128 reviews.

Chloe
August 2021
Very informative tour with interesting stories! Xavier is a very knowledgeable and thoughtful host. We really appreciate the amount of thought and work Xavier put in to create this engaging tour, and would highly recommend to anyone visiting Quebec city!
Very informative tour with interesting stories! Xavier is a very knowledgeable and thoughtful host. We really appreciate the amount of thought and work Xavier put in to create this…
Keatan
July 2021
Xavier went out of his way to personalise Quebec for us. His passion and insight shed light on a cultural experience we would have missed entirely without this tour. Highly recommend.
Joanne
July 2021
My husband and I participated in Xavier’s tour while bringing along our 3-year old and baby. Xavier was super accommodating and we loved being able to learn more about the history of Quebec. It was a completely reasonable length of tour and distance for walking.
My husband and I participated in Xavier’s tour while bringing along our 3-year old and baby. Xavier was super accommodating and we loved being able to learn more about the history…
Anny
July 2021
Xavier est très chaleureux et excellent dans son travail👏🏿. Il est complétement passioné par son job. Nous sommes ravis de ce merveilleux tour, ainsi que les enfants (10,11 et 15 ans). Rendez-vous dans 5 ans pour de nouvelles choses. ABSOLUMENT À FAIRE!!!! SANS REGRET POUR LE PRIX QUE NOUS AVONS PAYÉ
Xavier est très chaleureux et excellent dans son travail👏🏿. Il est complétement passioné par son job. Nous sommes ravis de ce merveilleux tour, ainsi que les enfants (10,11 et…
Michelle
July 2021
Xavier is a wonderful tour guide! His historical knowledge was excellent. I learnt a lot from this experience. He was patient, explained everything slowly and clearly, and answered all our questions with pleasure! I definitely recommend this tour! Quebec City has a different feel to it once you understand the story behind it. I enjoyed it a lot!
Xavier is a wonderful tour guide! His historical knowledge was excellent. I learnt a lot from this experience. He was patient, explained everything slowly and clearly, and answered…
Audra
July 2021
Xavier was very thoughtful, making sure I was comfortable and asking if I needed to sit down at all. He was there early and waiting for me. Also, he gave me lots of chances to ask questions as I was the only one on the tour. Overall it was nice to see some places that I might have missed during my visit and to find out some of the history of Quebec.
Xavier was very thoughtful, making sure I was comfortable and asking if I needed to sit down at all. He was there early and waiting for me. Also, he gave me lots of chances to ask…

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  • Thu, 5 Aug
    13:00 - 15:00
    £18 per person
  • Fri, 6 Aug
    10:00 - 12:00
    Join 2 other guests
    £18 per person
  • Sat, 7 Aug
    13:00 - 15:00
    £18 per person
  • Sun, 8 Aug
    10:00 - 12:00
    £18 per person
  • Mon, 9 Aug
    10:00 - 12:00
    £18 per person
  • Tue, 10 Aug
    13:00 - 15:00
    Join 1 other guest
    £18 per person
  • Wed, 11 Aug
    10:00 - 12:00
    £18 per person
  • Thu, 12 Aug
    13:00 - 15:00
    £18 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.