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Full-Day Bike Rental in Québec City

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Quebec City is well loved by cyclists because of its extensive bike lanes and scenic waterfront, and there's nothing better than renting a bike to explore this historic city. Enjoy the flexibility to cruise Quebec City by bike with this full-day rental, and see the sights at your own pace. Since you have a map and directions included with your rental, you can really take your time, and let the bike lead the way.

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  • 8 hours
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€37.73

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4 Hour Electric Bike Rental in Quebec City

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Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of an independent bike tour—without breaking a sweat—with this half-day e-bike rental in charming Quebec City. Head out with maps and directions to explore the city's network of bike paths, and waterfront expanses. And if you're feeling up to it, you can hop the ferry to the south shore—at your own expense—or just cruise scenic Old Quebec to check out the 17th century buildings.

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  • 4 hours
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€64.14

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4 Hour Bike Rental in Quebec City

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Active travelers will love the opportunity to explore Quebec City at their own pace with this handy bike rental service. You’ll receive bikes, helmets, locks, and maps—everything you need to have fun exploring the city’s extensive bike trails. While collecting the bikes you can chat with the staff, who will answer your questions, give directions, and give you helpful tips so you can make the most of your cycling time.

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  • 4 hours
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€33.96

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Quebec City Bike Rentals

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Enjoy the ease of exploring Quebec City by bicycle with a half-day rental. Located in the lower part of the old city, pick from a wide range of bikes before departing on one of the nearby bike paths. Make it a family affair with available tandem bikes, baby seats, and children’s bikes.

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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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€27.17

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€27.17

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Guided Tour of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City

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Tread among the rich and famous on this 1-hour tour of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City. A knowledgable local guide, interpreting a historical character, will lead you through one of Quebec’s most iconic buildings, which has hosted numerous dignitaries throughout its history. After meeting at Dufferin Terrace (next to Château Frontenac) you’ll get a primer of the outside of the building before heading inside to see the rest. A small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience.

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  • 1 hour
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€20.81

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€20.81

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Combo Historical and Food Tour of the Old Quebec City

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Quebec City is known for food and history, and this tour gives you an immersion in both worlds. Visit top restaurants and historical sights as you take in the best of Quebec City. Combine a guided walking tour with a stop for an amuse-bouche, charcuterie platter, a flambé dish, farm-to-platter delicacies, and a little something sweet to end the evening.

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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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€187.91

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€187.91

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Island of Orleans taste and Drink Tour

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Located in the Saint Lawrence River, just outside of Quebec City, is Ile d’Orléans (Island of Orleans), a culinary haven. On this half-day guided tour, discover specialty drinks and foods of the region at several different stops, including a vineyard. Taste wine, ice cider, cassis, and visit a chocolate factory. Learn about the history and early settlement of the island.

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  • 3 hours&nbsp30 minutes
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€36.77

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Wine Tasting on Ile d'Orleans

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Take a trip from Quebec City to Orleans Island (Île d’Orléans) and indulge in wine tastings at four local vineyards without having to worry about driving. Discover a variety of local wines, and find out more about this fertile island in the St. Lawrence River from your guide. You’ll also get views of Montmorency Falls from the road during the return journey back to town.

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  • 4 hours
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€73.60

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€73.60

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Half-Day Trip to Montmorency Falls and Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré from Quebec city

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Escape to the beautiful countryside around Québec City on this half-day adventure to Montmorency Falls and the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour experience, then explore the spectacular landscape just outside Québec City. Along the way, visit popular Beaupre Coast tourist attractions like the Chocolaterie de l'Ile d'Orléans and the Cuivres D'Art Albert Gilles (copper art museum).

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  • 4 hours&nbsp30 minutes
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€59.16

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€59.16

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Private Guided Quebec City Walking Tour

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Walk the streets of Old Quebec and marvel in the historic feel of one of the oldest cities in North America. This tour is just for you and your group, and can be customized to your interests and preferences. Choose to visit a few of the most popular sights in Quebec City, or buckle up and see them all.

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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Quebec City Walking Tour

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Explore historic Old Québec City on this walking tour. Visit many of Québec City’s top attractions in the Upper and Lower Town districts—like the Fortifications of Québec, Citadelle of Québec, Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church and many more. Discover Québec City's history from 1608 to the present day and get to know this UNESCO World Heritage site, with educational and entertaining commentary from a professional tour conductor.

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  • 2 hours
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€24.14

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Small Group Excursion of Quebec City and Montmorency Falls

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Québec City boasts beautiful architecture and spectacular riverside scenery, but visiting independently means missing the city’s rich history. On this tour, explore Québec by sightseeing bus in a group smaller than you’d find on other similar tours. With your engaging guide dressed in 17th-century colonialist attire, discover top attractions including Montmorency Falls and the Samuel de Champlain statue, and see the best of Québec City with ease.

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  • 2 hours&nbsp30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

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€28.06

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Private Tour: Quebec City Walking Tour

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Explore historic Québec City on this private guided walking tour. Enjoy personalized attention and discover Québec City's history from 1608 to the present day. Get to know this UNESCO World Heritage site, with educational and entertaining commentary from a professional tour conductor. Visit many of Québec City’s top attractions — like the Fortifications of Québec, Citadelle of Québec, Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church, the Plains of Abraham, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac and many more.

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  • 2 hours&nbsp30 minutes
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€88.67

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Quebec City Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour

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Discover Quebec City from a different perspective on a self-guided walking tour and scavenger hunt of the city. Solve riddles and clues that lead to the next location, showing all the city highlights.- Solve interesting puzzles, have fun and learn new things about Quebec- Explore the city and find hidden gems at your own pace- Try a new type of experience with your smartphone, the perfect mix between a walking tour, sightseeing, and a scavenger hunt.- Enjoy the tour in English, French

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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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€12.40

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€12.40

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Quebec City Scavenger Hunt: The Horrors of Quebec City!

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Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.

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  • 2 hours

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€12.64

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€12.64

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Fat Bike Rental to Discover Old Quebec and Quebec City in a totally unique way!

Renting a fat bike with us is enjoying Winter in Old Quebec and Quebec City in the best possible way. You can take your bike on snow trails and on streets riding at your own pace.

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  • 2 hours
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€34.71

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How many days is enough for Quebec City? ›

We recommend spending a minimum of 3 days in Québec City to get a feel for the city, its people and authentic French Canadian culture. Our Québec City itineraries are filled with suggestions on things to do in Québec City, whether you're coming for a weekend getaway or planning to stay longer.

How long does it take to walk around Old Québec? ›

This tour reveals Québec's rich and colorful history, taking you down narrow cobblestone streets, past mansard-roofed houses, across the legendary Plains of Abraham and alongside the mighty St Lawrence River. The route is roughly 6km, 1 hour 20 minutes of walking.

Is 2 days enough in Quebec City? ›

Yes – you can see Quebec City in 2 days! This in 2 days! This will give you just enough time to get a taste of the city's highlights and soak in its European vibes. It will allow you to explore the city's Old Town, where many of the top attractions are, and make a short trip out to Montmorency Falls.

What is the best month to visit Quebec? ›

The best times to visit Québec City are June through September and December through February. During the summer and winter months, the city's social calendar is booked solid with festivals.

What should I know before traveling to Québec City? ›

Quebec guide: 11 things to know before you go
  • This is French soil, with a language police. ...
  • There are Catholic churches for sale. ...
  • Quebec has its own national holiday. ...
  • Quebec loves small-town hockey. ...
  • Many Quebecers speak joual. ...
  • Montreal and Quebec City have their own haute cuisine scenes.
25 Mar 2015

What is the best time of year to visit Québec City? ›

Autumn is the best time to visit Canada and Québec City for those who love nature. While the changing colours of the leaves are pretty in every province, Québec and Eastern Canada offers a brighter array by the end of September and early October.

Can you get around Québec City without speaking French? ›

One of the common misconceptions about visiting Québec City is that you need to speak French; and if you do not speak French, everyone will be rude to you. This, thankfully, is complete fiction.

What is the difference between Québec City and Old Québec city? ›

What is the difference between Old Québec and Québec City? Old Québec City is a neighbourhood of Québec City that refers to the historic district. Old Québec (also called Québec City Old Town) became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Old Québec is both in Lower Town and Upper Town.

How much should I budget to visit Quebec? ›

You should plan to spend around CA$185 ($133) per day on your vacation in Quebec, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, CA$41 ($29) on meals for one day and CA$19 ($14) on local transportation.

Can you speak English in Québec City? ›

English is a fairly common language spoken in Quebec City given that the region is an economic center for many industries. The further away you go from the center of town, the less you'll hear or find individuals speaking English.

Is Québec City easy to walk? ›

Guided Walking Tours of Old Québec City. Québec City is best explored on foot. The whole city is supremely walkable, but that's especially true in Old Québec, with its concentration of charming little streets and historical buildings.

What is the rainiest month in Québec? ›

The wetter season lasts 6.2 months, from May 11 to November 18, with a greater than 33% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Québec is July, with an average of 13.4 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

What should I wear to Québec? ›

What to Pack for Quebec: Clothing. Jeans: Bring at least one pair for sightseeing during the day and for casual evenings out. Hiking pants: If you're planning hikes or other outdoor excursions, water-resistant pants are a must-pack. Base layers: Summers are short in Quebec, especially as you go farther north.

Which is better for tourists Montreal or Québec City? ›

Montreal is a better choice if you're looking for a more urban feel, amazing food and cafes, and a more bilingual city. Quebec City may be better if you want a charming old town experience, all the major attractions in one place, and a festive winter holiday.

What food is Québec City famous for? ›

Québec is home to many unique dishes and is most famous for its poutine, tourtières, pâté chinois, pea soup, fèves au lard, cretons and desserts such as grands-pères, pouding chômeur and St. Catherine's taffy.

Where do the rich live in Quebec? ›

Westmount, Quebec

Westmount has one of the highest per capita incomes in North America and the average household here has a net worth of $3,953,205.

Which is the most fashionable city in Canada? ›

Known as Canada's fashion capital, Montreal is the third leading city in North America for clothing manufacturing and houses over 70 per cent of businesses in the clothing and fashion sector.

How walkable is Quebec City? ›

For able-bodied people, Québec City is very walkable and easy to enjoy. Unfortunately, Old Québec's narrow, cobbled streets, many at steep inclines, make exploring the area a challenge for those who use a wheelchair.

Where should I stay in Quebec City without a car? ›

Old Quebec is also the best place to stay in Quebec without a car. You can easily explore Gare du Palais, Upper town, Lower town, Parlement, and the Fontain by foot, with funicular, or Ecolobus. There is also city bus to go outside of the city to Montmorency Fall.

Is Quebec City Expensive? ›

Québec City is one of the more expensive cities in Canada but there ways to save money on your visit.

How do I spend a day in Québec City? ›

One Day In Québec City: Top Things to Do When Short on Time
  1. Montmorency Falls in Quebec City.
  2. Picturesque Park in Québec City.
  3. Terasse Dufferin.
  4. Montmorency Falls.
  5. Parliament Building.
  6. View from the Observation Tower on Île d'Orléans.
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Is there a hop on hop off bus in Québec City? ›

Québec City Hop-on Hop-off Bus (Red Bus)

You can hop on and off the Red Bus at your convenience. Save time and energy as you see the sights in Old Québec, including the Château Frontenac, Dufferin Terrace, the walls and gates, the Citadelle, Parliament, the Tourny Fountain, and the Plains of Abraham.

Do you need a car in Québec City? ›

You do not need a car in Québec City, but if you plan on taking a daytrip or two, you can rent a car in town or at the Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), located about 8 miles west of Old Québec. Another option for exploring is by bike.

Is it safe to walk around Québec City at night? ›

Although some areas should be avoided at night, Quebec City is very safe when it comes to mugging or kidnapping, especially for tourists.

Do I need Canadian money in Québec? ›

Can I Use US Currency in Québec? Canadian and American dollars are not at par. American currency is accepted in most establishments at variable exchange rates.

What is the coldest month in Quebec? ›

After the war, the highest record is 35.6 °C (96.1 °F) and was set in July 1953 and 1959. The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of -11 °C (12 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 20 °C (68 °F).

When can you see aurora borealis in Quebec? ›

The best months to see the Aurora Borealis in Canada are from October to March (most hours of darkness). However, if you want to see the Northern Lights in Canada in August or another summer month, days with high solar activity in the southern provinces will give you the best chance to see Aurora.

Can I see northern lights in Quebec? ›

In southern Québec, therefore, visible auroras aren't that uncommon, provided the weather co-operates. To see them at their finest, it's best to be outside the city. Auroras are more often visible toward the northern horizon, so if you leave the city, head north to keep the city's light pollution behind you.

What happens if you speak English in Quebec? ›

In the city of Quebec, language is no problem around the restaurants and other tourist attractions. If you get out into the hinterlands, you may not find anyone who understands much English. In the National Parks, the wardens and the other staff members speak English.

Are there people in Quebec that don't know English? ›

Are there people in French Canada who speak no English? Yes! English-speakers are in the minority only in Quebec and Nunavut, which means that there are a lot of people that do not know how to talk in English. They would talk in French or, in Nunavut, in the Inuit language.

Which city in Quebec speaks the most French? ›

In Montreal, 58.4 per cent of the population cited French as their first official language spoken, whereas the percentage for nearby Laval is 68.9.

What do you call someone from Quebec City? ›

A resident or native of Quebec is often referred to in English as a Quebecer or Quebecker. In French, Québécois or Québécoise usually refers to any native or resident of Quebec.

Is Quebec City worth visiting? ›

It is the cradle of French America and the only fortified city on the continent north of Mexico. Stroll through the cobblestone streets, visit the best historic sites, soak in the region's magnificent heritage, storied past, and European charm.

What do you call people from Québec? ›

For purposes of convenience in this article, Francophone residents of Quebec are generally referred to as Québécois, while all residents of the province are called Quebecers.

How many days is enough for Québec City? ›

We recommend spending a minimum of 3 days in Québec City to get a feel for the city, its people and authentic French Canadian culture. Our Québec City itineraries are filled with suggestions on things to do in Québec City, whether you're coming for a weekend getaway or planning to stay longer.

How much is a meal in Quebec? ›

Prices in restaurants in Quebec.
Meal in a cheap restaurant16 CAD (11-20)
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course80 CAD (70-120)
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)12 CAD (10.00-14)
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)6.00 CAD (4.50-8.00)
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)7.00 CAD (6.00-8.00)
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How much money do I need for 2 weeks in Canada? ›

A vacation to Canada for one week usually costs around CA$1,319 for one person. So, a trip to Canada for two people costs around CA$2,638 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs CA$5,275 in Canada.

Is Quebec like France? ›

Quebec looks and feels like no other Canadian city we've ever been to! I have no idea how the French managed to do this but unlike the more 'British' parts of Canada (British Columbia for example), Quebec looks and feels like you're in France. It's just so distinctly French, right down to food and the architecture.

What is the Bill 96 Quebec? ›

Bill 96, the new language law that came into effect June 1, proposes that a municipality's bilingual status be revoked in places where fewer than 50 per cent of citizens have English as a mother tongue.

Can you take a boat from Québec City to Montreal? ›

A fast hydrofoil, the Dauphin, runs from Montréal to Québec City daily during summer. Travel time is 2 hours each way, and the boat runs from June through mid-September. Cost for a one-way ticket on the Dauphin fast ferry from Montréal to Québec is $80 to $90; a round-trip ticket is $130 to $150.

What are 3 things you should do if you are a first time visitor to Quebec City? ›

  1. First Impressions.
  2. Stroll Through the Old Town Québec.
  3. Admire the City View From Château Frontenac.
  4. Visit Morrin Center.
  5. Visit the Citadelle de Québec.
  6. Head to the Top of the Observatoire de la Capitale.
  7. Take a Food Tour.
  8. Go a Day Trip to Montmorency Falls.
21 Mar 2022

Is it better to visit Montreal or Québec City? ›

Montreal is a better choice if you're looking for a more urban feel, amazing food and cafes, and a more bilingual city. Quebec City may be better if you want a charming old town experience, all the major attractions in one place, and a festive winter holiday.

How can I spend 4 days in Québec City? ›

  1. Quebec City 4-Days Itinerary: Cheap Flights to Quebec City.
  2. Day 1: The Fort Museum, Citadelle of Quebec.
  3. Day 2: Old Quebec, Montmorency Falls.
  4. Day 3: Quartier Petit Champlain, Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral.
  5. Day 4: Lower Town, Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré
21 Sept 2022

How can I spend 2 days in Québec City? ›

In Two Days in Quebec City
  1. Promenade des Gouverneurs.
  2. La Citadelle.
  3. Porte St-Louis & the Walls.
  4. Take a Break -- Ristorante il Teatro.
  5. Rue St-Jean.
  6. Basilique Notre-Dame.
  7. Québec Expérience.
  8. Outdoor Cafe Dining.

Can you get around Québec City without a car? ›

You do not need a car in Québec City, but if you plan on taking a daytrip or two, you can rent a car in town or at the Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), located about 8 miles west of Old Québec. Another option for exploring is by bike.

Is Québec City cheaper than Montreal? ›

The cost of living in Montreal is 38% more expensive than in Quebec City. Cities ranked 2131st and 3333rd ($1727 vs $1249) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 52nd and 145th in Canada.

How much does the train from Montreal to Québec City cost? ›

The cost of your ticket may vary depending on when you book, so we recommend you plan early. $59 is what you can expect to pay for a train ride from Montreal to Québec City one-way.

How much is a taxi from Québec City airport to Old Town? ›

You can get from Quebec City airport to the Old Town by taxi or by bus. The taxi ride takes around 20 minutes and costs €27 (CAD 35.10).

How walkable is Québec City? ›

For able-bodied people, Québec City is very walkable and easy to enjoy. Unfortunately, Old Québec's narrow, cobbled streets, many at steep inclines, make exploring the area a challenge for those who use a wheelchair.

Where should I stay in Québec City without a car? ›

Old Quebec is also the best place to stay in Quebec without a car. You can easily explore Gare du Palais, Upper town, Lower town, Parlement, and the Fontain by foot, with funicular, or Ecolobus. There is also city bus to go outside of the city to Montmorency Fall.

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