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Old Montreal/Old Port Walking tour
Find out more about all the eras that shaped Montréal with this interesting walking tour, from the foundation of Fort Ville-Marie in 1642 to today’s modern city. The historic heart of the city and its adjacent Old Port will help illuminate the story of one of the greatest cities in the Americas.
Your guide will lead you through a maze of narrow streets where you can find a multitude of historic buildings. Explore the birthplace of our metropolis and experience a special voyage back in time!
- Walk to many important public squares such as Place d’Armes, Place Royale, and Place Jacques-Cartier and see the monuments and works of art that are on display there.
- Admire the external architecture of a variety of impressive buildings: the three courthouses, the Château Ramezay and the Bonsecours Market.
- Venture into other historic buildings such as the famous Notre-Dame Basilica, if you desire ($).
- Pass by the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, City Hall as well as walk along the former “Wall Street” of Canada, St-Jacques Street.
- Just off the charming Saint-Paul Street, discover the foundation site of the city’s first hospital, l’Hôtel Dieu, in the Cours Le Royer.
- No visit is complete without a picture of the Sulpician Seminary, the oldest building of the historic district.
- An introduction to the Old Port is also on the program.
DURATION: 2 hours 30 (entrance and visit of the Notre-Dame Basilica included)
RATE: 45$ (minimum of 15 participants is required)
TIMES AVAILABLE: October 5th, 9:00AM to 12:00PM and October 7th, 9:00AM to 12:00PM
Quebec city in a day
Experience the European charm of the first French settlement in North America with this interesting walking tour. Learn unsuspected secrets about the military, religious and historic heritage of Québec City.
This tour offers a visit of the main historical sites of the city of Quebec. During the city guided tour in the morning, you will be able to see, among other, the Ramparts surrounding Old Québec; the Battlefield Park or Plains of Abraham site of the French-English battle in 1759, the Grande Allée that regroups the largest concentration of sidewalk cafés in the region; the Parliament building with its French and English influenced architecture; the Citadel of Québec, the largest in America built to protect the city against the American invasion and the Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica located in the oldest registered parish in North America (1616) and the Latin Quarter next to the Basilica. Make the most of your stay in the city and enjoy a nice lunch in the Petit Champlain neighborhood.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Montmorency waterfalls, an impressive natural wonder that is one and a half time the height of Niagara Falls and the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica, which is the largest shrine dedicated to Sainte-Anne in North America.
DURATION: Approximately 12 hours
RATE: 150$ per person (minimum of 40 participants is required).
TIMES AVAILABLE: October 4th, 8:00AM to 20:00PM
¹ Transport and gratuity included.
² Participants must provide money for lunch.
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