Signature City Québec
Join a local author and historian for an insider’s perspective on Québec City. You’ll hear fascinating lectures, taste regional cuisine, visit must-see icons and go off the beaten path.
Program No. 19748RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Discover the best that Québec City has to offer as locals introduce you to the food, arts and history of this fascinating region. Explore the heart of Old Québec's Upper and Lower Towns and examine the city's extensive fortification system with an expert historian. Traverse down pedestrian streets and laneways to discover its quiet residential neighborhoods. A presentation at Musée National des Beaux Arts will introduce you to paintings and sculpture by Québecois artists. Lectures are brought to life with field trips encompassing both landmark sites and less heralded aspects of the city, opening doors to historic interiors that few visitors discover. Learn about Québec's architecture and enjoy a farewell dinner at Le Château Frontenac.
Activity Level
Varies by date
Varies by date. KEEP THE PACE: Walking 2 miles on uneven surfaces, cobblestones; some hills and stairs. ON YOUR FEET: Activities have been adjusted to reduce amount of walking and hilly terrain. Walking up to 1 mile, some stairs.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the cobblestone streets and well-preserved 17th-century architecture of Old Québec with a local expert.
  • Meet locals and experience the flavors of Québec on an expert-led culinary walk exploring the Rue St. Jean and historic Old Port market.
  • Discover the rich cultural heritage at the National Museum of Fine Arts, boasting the highest concentration of artists in the province.
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Stephen Marchessault
Stephen Marchessault was raised in a bilingual family and has spent most of his life in Québec City. He majored in history at Glendon College at York University in Toronto, and over the years, has developed an interest in the history of Québec City. Stephen enjoys sharing his interest and knowledge of this World Heritage City with lifelong learners.

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

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Harry Hunkin
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Chantal Bellon
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