Independent City Discoveries: Québec City
Immerse yourself in Old World charm as you enjoy an insider’s perspective on the traditions, cuisine, architecture and culture of Québec — North America’s only walled city.
Rating (4.95)
Program No. 18996RJ
5 days
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At a Glance

Between the Saint Lawrence River and the Château Frontenac’s hilltop seat are the fortified stone walls for which QuébecCity is famous. Walk through four centuries of history amid the cobblestones of Vieux-Québec, and discover the elegant charms of its outdoor cafés, galleries and artist workshops. Discuss the sometimes-turbulent political history of the Québécois, and get to know their charming city’s art, history and cultural vitality.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Urban walking of two miles or more over varied terrain; some stairs.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about the region’s unique geopolitical situation at the residence of the Governor General.
  • Savor traditional Québécois cuisine savoir faire at the historic Château-Frontenac.
  • Explore the region's artists, both historic and modern, at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec.

General Notes

This program includes substantial free time and outlines for self-directed excursions. You may also be interested in the walking and hiking version of this program, #23165.
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Andrée Girard
Andrée Girard has been an active figure on the arts scene in Québec and in Canada for over 25 years. She worked as a broadcaster for CBC radio and television before becoming programming director for CBC French radio’s Chaîne culturelle for several years. She was also a founding member and director of the Conseil québécois de la musique. Over the course of her career, she has been associated with the creation of the Opus Prize, as well as the development of the Canadian Conference of the Arts.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Andrée Girard
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