Place d'Armes, Quebec City: Our most recommended tours and activities

Quebec City: Old Town and Montmorency Falls Bus Tour

1. Quebec City: Old Town and Montmorency Falls Bus Tour

Your tour begins with a warm welcome as you meet your guide in the center of Old Quebec. Your passionate guide will play the entertaining role of a period character from Quebec’s history, dressed in 17th-century colonial attire. See the Upper and Lower towns of Old Quebec. Discover the city’s highlights from Place d’Armes, Town Hall, Morrin Cultural Center, Governors’ Park, Plains of Abraham, Martello towers, Fontaine de Tourny, to the Parliament of Quebec. Take photos as you learn about the lifestyle of the first arrivals to Quebec.   A short 15-minute drive will lead you to the top of the breathtaking Montmorency Falls. Enjoy 45 minutes to explore the park and walk over the footbridge above the falls. Rejoin the bus for the return drive to Quebec City to admire great views over the water and back toward the city. Tour concludes with your return to the pickup point in Old Quebec.

Quebec City: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour

2. Quebec City: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Discover Quebec City at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Quebec’s most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Start the activity whenever you like and enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. In the history-filled city of Quebec City, first, visit the beautiful City Hall of Quebec City. See the Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral and then the irreplaceable Place d'Armes. Continue to the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac and Dufferin Terrace. Discover Montmorency Park, the Quebec City Mural, and Place Royale. The penultimate destination is the Escalier Casse-Cou, before you finish up at Quartier Petit Champlain.

Old Quebec City self-guided walking tour and scavenger hunt

3. Old Quebec City self-guided walking tour and scavenger hunt

Are you planning a visit to Quebec City? Walking the streets of Old Quebec City is a must! Our Tourist Scavenger Hunt takes you from the Chateau Frontenac to the Civilization Museum, up Parliament Hill, and every attraction in between them. You will have to solve challenges at every step to discover your next destination. As well, you will learn a little history and other interesting facts such as the best restaurants along the way. The Old Quebec City Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 4.6 km / 2.9 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It takes 2-3 hours to complete. - Learn some local history - Challenge your knowledge - 32 varied challenges - Walk at your own pace: 4.6 km / 2.9 mi - Not easily accessible to wheelchairs and strollers - Start whenever you are ready, from your smartphone – no fixed schedule - Take as little, or as much time as you wish to complete your hunt Buy 1 scavenger hunt for your party of 1 to 6 people. Tour #1 differs from tour #2 in 2 ways: first, the start and end locations are at a different point in the loop, near the Chateau Frontenac Hotel; second, the challenges are completely different on both tours. However, the circuit and stories told are the same.

Montreal: Private Walking Tour of Old Montreal

4. Montreal: Private Walking Tour of Old Montreal

Discover Montreal's past from the foundation of Fort Ville-Marie in 1642 to today’s modern city on this Old Montreal private walking tour. The historic heart of the city and its adjacent Old Port will be the setting for the story of one of the greatest cities in the Americas. Your guide will lead you through a maze of narrow streets where many historic buildings can be found. Explore the birthplace of this metropolis and take a trip back in time. The departure time, duration, route, and content of the tour can be customized according to your needs and interests. Example itinerary of a typical tour: • Visit important public squares such as Place d’Armes, Place Royale, and Place Jacques-Cartier. Check out the monuments and works of art that are on display there • Admire the external architecture of buildings like the Notre-Dame Basilica, the three courthouses, the Château Ramezay, and the Bonsecours Market • Pass by the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel and City Hall as well as walking along the former 'Wall Street of Canada', St-Jacques Street • Discover the foundation site of the city’s first hospital, l’Hôtel Dieu in the Cours Le Royer • See the Sulpician Seminary, the oldest building in the historic district • Find out more about the Old Port

Quebec City: Smartphone Exploration Game and Tour

5. Quebec City: Smartphone Exploration Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with an City Exploration game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in Old Quebec City. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. In the history-filled city of Quebec City you will first visit the beautiful City Hall of Quebec City. Then the unique Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral and then the irreplaceable Place d'Armes. This wonderful route continues to the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. As a fifth stop you will find the Dufferin Terrace. As you continue your walk through the city you will find the interesting Montmorency Park. Of course, the Quebec City Mural could not be missing from this tour. In addition, you will also admire the Place Royale. The penultimate destination is the enviable Escalier Casse-Cou. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour could not be other than the Quartier Petit Champlain. Download the ‘’World City Trail ‘’ app from the store. Then start your tour and enjoy!

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What people are saying about Place d'Armes, Quebec City

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 74 reviews

We had a wonderful time on our trip with Peter., our guide His humour and helpful manner were truly appreciated. His recounting of the history of Quebec, Old Quebec and the Montmorency Falls was exceptionally well done. He added a little whimsy and humour to the telling that made the whole experience exciting and entertaining. One of the highlights of our time visiting the area. We highly recommend the experience.

Driver was interesting, informative, fun. City tour was enjoyable, the falls were spectacular! Highly recommend.

We had a wonderful time on and off the bus tour. Our guide was very nice!!

It’s very nice the driver make sure you are comfortable

Guy, our Guide, was very interesting and informative.