Quebec City, Walking Tour & Tea At Chateau Frontenac
Mon Sep 19 AM departure
Walking | Sightseeing | UNESCO | Essentials Collection
Your experienced guide will make the history of Québec come alive as you walk the charming cobblestone streets of the Old Town. Best explored on foot, you will discover nearly four centuries of history. Essentially a living museum, the Old Town is the only walled city in North America and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among the sites you will see is Place-Royale, a historic square once surrounded by the homes of wealthy merchants. Built and rebuilt several times, the square remains the heart of the Lower Town as well as the home of North America’s oldest standing catholic church, the Notre-Dame-des-Victoires. Around the corner from Place-Royale is the charming pedestrian-only area of Petit-Champlain. Along its narrow cobblestone streets, you will find an array of quaint boutiques, specialty shops and outdoor cafés as well as strolling musicians, jugglers, and street performers. From Lower Town to Upper Town, you will enjoy a short funicular ride to reach the Château Frontenac, perched on a hill overlooking the St.-Lawrence River. The castle-like Château is the best-known landmark in Québec. It was here that Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and William Mackenzie King met to discuss the allied strategy during W.W. II. You will have time to relax and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and sample the delectable pastries. Other sites you will see include Dufferin Terrace 200 feet above the waterway, the Upper City passing Place d’Armes, the Québec Seminary, the Ursuline Convent, Place de l’Hôtel de Ville, and the Artists Alley. You will visit Holy Trinity church, the first Anglican Cathedral built outside the British Isles and Morrin Center, built over 200 years ago as the city’s first prison and now also houses one of the world’s most beautiful libraries. At the end of your tour, you will have the option of returning directly to the ship, or to stay in old town to shop and explore by your own.
Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered clothing.