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Quebec

Walking and Hiking in Québec City

Program No. 23165RJ
Take daily hikes across four centuries of history & French Canadian heritage in the urban UNESCO setting of Québec City, the Île d’Orléans & the region’s stunning collection of parks.
Length
5 days
Rating (4.86)
Activity Level
Starts at
1,249
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.

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DATES & PRICES

Authentic Room Modern Room
Accommodation Details

Restored, cheery room in authentic Monastic setting, with sink, mirror, dresser and desk. Includes a shared bathroom (1 bathroom between 5 rooms) and either a single bed or two single beds.

Accommodation Details

Renovated, modern room in authentic Monastic setting, with sink, mirror, dresser and integrated storage space. Includes a private full bathroom and either a king bed, a queen bed or two single beds.

Jun 4 - Jun 8, 2023
SOLD OUT
Authentic Room 1,249
Modern Room 1,349
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms in select categories! Free singles are limited.

Jun 25 - Jun 29, 2023
Authentic Room 1,349
Modern Room 1,499
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms in select categories! Free singles are limited.

Jul 25 - Jul 29, 2023
SOLD OUT
Authentic Room 1,349
Modern Room 1,499
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms in select categories! Free singles are limited.

Aug 14 - Aug 18, 2023
Authentic Room 1,349
Modern Room 1,499
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms in select categories! Free singles are limited.

Aug 27 - Aug 31, 2023
SOLD OUT
Authentic Room 1,349
Modern Room 1,499
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms in select categories! Free singles are limited.

Sep 4 - Sep 8, 2023
SOLD OUT
Authentic Room 1,249
Modern Room 1,399
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms in select categories! Free singles are limited.

Itinerary Note

Cleveland Hiking Club

Sep 11 - Sep 15, 2023
SOLD OUT
Authentic Room 1,349
Modern Room 1,499
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms in select categories! Free singles are limited.

Oct 9 - Oct 13, 2023
Authentic Room 1,349
Modern Room 1,499
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms in select categories! Free singles are limited.

DATES & PRICES

Authentic Room Modern Room
Accommodation Details

Restored, cheery room in authentic Monastic setting, with sink, mirror, dresser and desk. Includes a shared bathroom (1 bathroom between 5 rooms) and either a single bed or two single beds.

Accommodation Details

Renovated, modern room in authentic Monastic setting, with sink, mirror, dresser and integrated storage space. Includes a private full bathroom and either a king bed, a queen bed or two single beds.

Jun 4 - Jun 8, 2023
SOLD OUT
Authentic Room 1,249
Modern Room 1,659
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms in select categories! Free singles are limited.

Jun 25 - Jun 29, 2023
Authentic Room 1,349
Modern Room 1,929
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms in select categories! Free singles are limited.

Jul 25 - Jul 29, 2023
SOLD OUT
Authentic Room 1,349
Modern Room 1,929
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms in select categories! Free singles are limited.

Aug 14 - Aug 18, 2023
Authentic Room 1,509
Modern Room 1,929
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms in select categories! Free singles are limited.

Aug 27 - Aug 31, 2023
SOLD OUT
Authentic Room 1,349
Modern Room 1,929
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms in select categories! Free singles are limited.

Sep 4 - Sep 8, 2023
Authentic Room 1,249
Modern Room 1,829
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms in select categories! Free singles are limited.

Itinerary Note

Cleveland Hiking Club

Sep 11 - Sep 15, 2023
SOLD OUT
Authentic Room 1,349
Modern Room 1,929
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms in select categories! Free singles are limited.

Oct 9 - Oct 13, 2023
SOLD OUT
Authentic Room 1,349
Modern Room 1,929
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms in select categories! Free singles are limited.

At a Glance

From the stunning architecture of the Old Town to the historical countryside of the “Nouvelle France” Orléans Island—explore some of the most beautiful and fascinating neighborhoods of Québec City and the surrounding parks and islands. Learn about the city’s world-renowned cuisine, language, architecture and culture as you discover this region with local experts and during free time.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking five to eight miles daily on varied terrain that includes steep hills, stairs, cobblestones, river banks and forest trails with loose dirt and rocks.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Walk through Plaines d'Abraham, a historic urban park in the heart of the city, and learn about the battle that took place there in 1759.
  • Hike to Chutes Montmorency to learn about the geological history of this 272-foot waterfall that descends into the Saint Lawrence River.
  • Explore Jacques-Cartier National Park with its beautiful glacial valley in the Laurentian Mountains.
Featured Expert
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Sylvie Nadeau
Born and raised in Montreal, Sylvie Nadeau loves Quebec's largest city, the province's vibrant, creative multicultural hub, which she has been exploring her whole life on foot, by subway and on her bike. A professional in the travel industry for over 30 years and a recipient of several awards honoring the quality of her work, Sylvie hosts and coordinates the activities of Road Scholar groups with competence and enthusiasm. Her funny French accent and infectious joie de vivre give all her programs and tours a very personal color. A sports enthusiast, Sylvie is offering a new series for active travelers in addition to the many programs she already coordinates, all highlighting the many colors of Quebec as presented by passionate Quebecers dedicated to sharing the richness of their unique Canadian Province.

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

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Sylvie Nadeau View biography
Born and raised in Montreal, Sylvie Nadeau loves Quebec's largest city, the province's vibrant, creative multicultural hub, which she has been exploring her whole life on foot, by subway and on her bike. A professional in the travel industry for over 30 years and a recipient of several awards honoring the quality of her work, Sylvie hosts and coordinates the activities of Road Scholar groups with competence and enthusiasm. Her funny French accent and infectious joie de vivre give all her programs and tours a very personal color. A sports enthusiast, Sylvie is offering a new series for active travelers in addition to the many programs she already coordinates, all highlighting the many colors of Quebec as presented by passionate Quebecers dedicated to sharing the richness of their unique Canadian Province.
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David Mendel View biography
David Mendel studied at York University in Toronto and the University of Paris before moving to Quebec City in 1976. He completed a Master’s in art history and is undertaking doctoral studies at Laval University. A resident of Quebec’s historic district, David is President of the Foundation of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and a member of the Consulting Committee for Religious Architecture of the City of Quebec. His new book, “Quebec: World Heritage City” is the first in a series of four volumes.
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Louise Labelle View biography
Louise Labelle studied at the University of Ottawa. After a career in management with the government of the province of Québec, she studied at College Merici to get the proper accreditation as a local expert in the city of Québec. Louise is passionate about history and architecture is proud to share her knowledge with those who want to know more about our magnificent city of Québec.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Champlain's Dream
by David Hackett Fischer
In this enthralling biography, acclaimed historian David Hackett Fischer brings to life the remarkable Samuel de Champlain—soldier, spy, master mariner, explorer, cartographer, artist, and Father of New France.
A People’s History of Quebec
by Jacques Lacoursière
A People’s History of Quebec is a lively guide to a little-known part of North American history. It tells of the settlement of the St. Lawrence Valley, but also of the Montreal and Quebec-based explorers and traders who travelled, mapped, and inhabited most of North America, and embrothered the peoples they met.
Montreal & Quebec City Guide – Lonely Planet
by Montréal-based author
Montréal and Québec City really serve it up. You've got old-world grandeur, new-world sensibilities and big-city charms - there's enough neighbourhoods, restaurants and festivals to keep you mon-dieu'ing for months. This guide, penned by a Montréal-based author, gets you straight to the action. Pick & Mix: buy and download individual chapters from this book You could download free: Introducing Montreal (Very interesting…)
Shadows on the Rock
by Willa Cather
Set in seventeenth-century Canada, an evocation of North American origins highlights the men and women who struggled to adapt to the new world even as they clung to the one they left behind. The novel covers one year of the lives of Cecile Auclair and her father Euclide, French colonists in Quebec.





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