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Best Free Tours in Quebec City

Canada’s mostly French-speaking Quebec province is full of natural wonders, and its capital city offers a trove of historical sites and entertaining commercial alleys. With so much to do, it’s no wonder that so many travelers have Quebec City on top of their bucket list. Due to its compact size, this wonderful place is perfect to explore on foot, saving some bucks, so here are some of our favorite Free Walking Tours in Quebec City. The Essential Quebec City Tour is the smartest way to get a quick introduction to the city’s history, culture and main landmarks. This easy walk along the colonial Old Town (the ‘Vieux-Québec’) is provided in several languages by groups of charming local guides almost every day. Apart from this must-join activity, there are other interesting free tours on the outskirts of the city: Sanctuary of Santa Free Tour, Valcartier Free Tour and Ile d’Orléans Free Tours.

Highlights of a Free Tour in Quebec City

With a 400-year history, Quebec City is one of the oldest towns in Canada. Its distinctive colonial architecture, reminiscent of imperial France, creates a unique and romantic ambience ideal for a long weekend trip. The main sight of Quebec City is, of course, the magnificent Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. This fairy-tale hotel is still open today and boasts of lavish rooms and panoramic views. The awe-inspiring Citadelle of Quebec, located next to the Plains of Abraham, is the oldest military building in Canada, and it was built to secure the city against any potential attack from America. After visiting these wonders with Free Tours in Quebec City, most travelers spend their days exploring Petit Champlain commercial area, the Fine Arts Museum, the Old Quebec Funicular, Morrin Center, Dufferin Terrace, the Place Royale, the Parliament and the Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Quebec. Additionally, Montmorency Falls are just a short ride away.

Things to Do in Quebec City

Join Quebec City Free Walking Tours and explore one of the most spectacular food scenes of North America, soaked in French heritage. Walk around Petit Champlain and the Old Port to find a wide offer of French bistros and traditional bakeries offering mouth-watering pastries. In traditional taverns, travelers can taste ‘poutine’, the region’s famous dish of fries, cheese curds and thick gravy. Visitors who come to the city during winter, will have the opportunity to go skiing in many resorts, practice outdoor ice-skating, go snowshoeing in lush forests or run away from the cold in Valcartier Bora Parc, and indoor resort with swimming pools not far from the city. There are also good shopping opportunities in the cool boutiques around Saint-Roche and Petit Champlain. Additionally, for visitors interested in First Nations culture, we highly recommend paying a visit to the Huron-Wendat Museum. There, visitors can see a reconstructed village and artisan galleries, as well as learn about this native community.

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