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, we will go off the beaten track and we will travel in time as far as the seventeenth century. We will 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. In order to keep human interactions alive and to guide you like we guide our friends: we're very proud to NOT use headsets. :)
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! ^^
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.
12歳以上の方15名まで参加できます。 You must be able to walk 2h (2km), streets are sometimes uneven.
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. It's better to have walking shoes or good sneakers.