Enjoy a Guided Tour or Excursion
From the classics to the unusual, Québec City has plenty of tours available.
- On land (the fortifications or the Old City, for example)
- On the St. Lawrence River (local, island, or whale-watching cruises)
- In the air (by plane or hot-air balloon)
All in all, there's no wrong way to tour Québec City and area. Do it your way!
Find out more about Québec City guided tours
Rise Up with Observatoire de la Capitale
To get your bearings, and a real eyeful at the same time, treat yourself to the highest and most spectacular panorama in town!
Ride the elevator to Observatoire de la Capitale. Gaze down on the river, Île d'Orléans, the Château Frontenac, the Parliament Building, the fortifications, the Plains of Abraham, the city's south shore, and the Appalachian and Laurentian mountain ranges from an altitude of 221 meters—a truly uplifting experience!
Free for children 12 and under.
Observatoire de la Capitale
Take the Québec City—Lévis Ferry
Sail the St. Lawrence river for peanuts!
Board the ferry and observe the play of the current (and chunks of ice crashing against each other in winter) while you enjoy the fresh breeze. Admire the magnificent landscapes, including Cap Diamant and Montmorency Falls—beautifully lit up at night—as well as the steep cliffs of Lévis on the far shore. Back on land, take a moment to stroll along the bike path beside the river. Your pictures will be like postcards!
The return trip takes about an hour.
Québec City-Lévis ferry
Make a Wish at Fontaine de Tourny
Going around in circles is nothing to write home about—unless it's at one of the country's most elegant traffic circles!
Place de l'Assemblée-Nationale in front of the Parliament Building is home to a lordly fountain that will dazzle you both day and night. Don't miss it! It's located right near Grande Allée (known as Québec City's Champs-Élysées) and the Plains of Abraham, one of the world's largest and most celebrated urban parks.
Fontaine de Tourny
Make a Pilgrimage to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica
For many, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré shrine has been a “land of miracles” for more than 350 years.
Like over a million visitors each year, come marvel at the beauty of the church, spend a moment in meditation, or ask a favor of Saint Anne. Whatever your beliefs, you're sure to feel restored in one of North America's oldest pilgrimage sites, in the magnificent surroundings of Côte-de-Beaupré.
Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré
You're sure to love this city that blends European flair with a charm all its own.
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