Québec

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.

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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.

What You'll Learn

  • 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 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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Meals
8 Meals
4 Breakfasts
2 Lunches
2 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Vegetarian
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
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Oct 07, 2024 - Oct 11, 2024
  • Oct 07, 2024 - Oct 11, 2024
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4 nights
Quebec City
Located in the heart of Old Québec, Le Monastère des Augustines occupies the historic wings of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery (1639), which was the birthplace of the first hospital on the continent north of Mexico. Sensitively restored and redesigned, Le Monastère offers a unique wellness experience and many imaginative ways to discover and appreciate the Augustinian Sisters’ remarkable heritage – all within a secular environment.
4 nights
Quebec City
Located in the heart of Old Québec, Le Monastère des Augustines occupies the historic wings of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery (1639), which was the birthplace of the first hospital on the continent north of Mexico. Sensitively restored and redesigned, Le Monastère offers a unique wellness experience and many imaginative ways to discover and appreciate the Augustinian Sisters’ remarkable heritage – all within a secular environment.
4 nights
Quebec City
Located in the heart of Old Québec, Le Monastère des Augustines occupies the historic wings of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery (1639), which was the birthplace of the first hospital on the continent north of Mexico. Sensitively restored and redesigned, Le Monastère offers a unique wellness experience and many imaginative ways to discover and appreciate the Augustinian Sisters’ remarkable heritage – all within a secular environment.
4 nights
Quebec City
Located in the heart of Old Québec, Le Monastère des Augustines occupies the historic wings of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery (1639), which was the birthplace of the first hospital on the continent north of Mexico. Sensitively restored and redesigned, Le Monastère offers a unique wellness experience and many imaginative ways to discover and appreciate the Augustinian Sisters’ remarkable heritage – all within a secular environment.
4 nights
Quebec City
Located in the heart of Old Québec, Le Monastère des Augustines occupies the historic wings of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery (1639), which was the birthplace of the first hospital on the continent north of Mexico. Sensitively restored and redesigned, Le Monastère offers a unique wellness experience and many imaginative ways to discover and appreciate the Augustinian Sisters’ remarkable heritage – all within a secular environment.
4 nights
Quebec City
Located in the heart of Old Québec, Le Monastère des Augustines occupies the historic wings of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery (1639), which was the birthplace of the first hospital on the continent north of Mexico. Sensitively restored and redesigned, Le Monastère offers a unique wellness experience and many imaginative ways to discover and appreciate the Augustinian Sisters’ remarkable heritage – all within a secular environment.
4 nights
Quebec City
Located in the heart of Old Québec, Le Monastère des Augustines occupies the historic wings of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery (1639), which was the birthplace of the first hospital on the continent north of Mexico. Sensitively restored and redesigned, Le Monastère offers a unique wellness experience and many imaginative ways to discover and appreciate the Augustinian Sisters’ remarkable heritage – all within a secular environment.
4 nights
Quebec City
Located in the heart of Old Québec, Le Monastère des Augustines occupies the historic wings of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery (1639), which was the birthplace of the first hospital on the continent north of Mexico. Sensitively restored and redesigned, Le Monastère offers a unique wellness experience and many imaginative ways to discover and appreciate the Augustinian Sisters’ remarkable heritage – all within a secular environment.
4 nights
Quebec City
Located in the heart of Old Québec, Le Monastère des Augustines occupies the historic wings of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery (1639), which was the birthplace of the first hospital on the continent north of Mexico. Sensitively restored and redesigned, Le Monastère offers a unique wellness experience and many imaginative ways to discover and appreciate the Augustinian Sisters’ remarkable heritage – all within a secular environment.
4 nights
Quebec City
Located in the heart of Old Québec, Le Monastère des Augustines occupies the historic wings of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery (1639), which was the birthplace of the first hospital on the continent north of Mexico. Sensitively restored and redesigned, Le Monastère offers a unique wellness experience and many imaginative ways to discover and appreciate the Augustinian Sisters’ remarkable heritage – all within a secular environment.
4 nights
Quebec City
Located in the heart of Old Québec, Le Monastère des Augustines occupies the historic wings of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery (1639), which was the birthplace of the first hospital on the continent north of Mexico. Sensitively restored and redesigned, Le Monastère offers a unique wellness experience and many imaginative ways to discover and appreciate the Augustinian Sisters’ remarkable heritage – all within a secular environment.
4 nights
Quebec City
Located in the heart of Old Québec, Le Monastère des Augustines occupies the historic wings of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery (1639), which was the birthplace of the first hospital on the continent north of Mexico. Sensitively restored and redesigned, Le Monastère offers a unique wellness experience and many imaginative ways to discover and appreciate the Augustinian Sisters’ remarkable heritage – all within a secular environment.
4 nights
Quebec City
Located in the heart of Old Québec, Le Monastère des Augustines occupies the historic wings of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery (1639), which was the birthplace of the first hospital on the continent north of Mexico. Sensitively restored and redesigned, Le Monastère offers a unique wellness experience and many imaginative ways to discover and appreciate the Augustinian Sisters’ remarkable heritage – all within a secular environment.
4 nights
Quebec City
Located in the heart of Old Québec, Le Monastère des Augustines occupies the historic wings of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery (1639), which was the birthplace of the first hospital on the continent north of Mexico. Sensitively restored and redesigned, Le Monastère offers a unique wellness experience and many imaginative ways to discover and appreciate the Augustinian Sisters’ remarkable heritage – all within a secular environment.
4 nights
Quebec City
Located in the heart of Old Québec, Le Monastère des Augustines occupies the historic wings of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery (1639), which was the birthplace of the first hospital on the continent north of Mexico. Sensitively restored and redesigned, Le Monastère offers a unique wellness experience and many imaginative ways to discover and appreciate the Augustinian Sisters’ remarkable heritage – all within a secular environment.
4 nights
Quebec City
Located in the heart of Old Québec, Le Monastère des Augustines occupies the historic wings of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery (1639), which was the birthplace of the first hospital on the continent north of Mexico. Sensitively restored and redesigned, Le Monastère offers a unique wellness experience and many imaginative ways to discover and appreciate the Augustinian Sisters’ remarkable heritage – all within a secular environment.
4 nights
Quebec City
Located in the heart of Old Québec, Le Monastère des Augustines occupies the historic wings of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery (1639), which was the birthplace of the first hospital on the continent north of Mexico. Sensitively restored and redesigned, Le Monastère offers a unique wellness experience and many imaginative ways to discover and appreciate the Augustinian Sisters’ remarkable heritage – all within a secular environment.
4 nights
Quebec City
Located in the heart of Old Québec, Le Monastère des Augustines occupies the historic wings of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery (1639), which was the birthplace of the first hospital on the continent north of Mexico. Sensitively restored and redesigned, Le Monastère offers a unique wellness experience and many imaginative ways to discover and appreciate the Augustinian Sisters’ remarkable heritage – all within a secular environment.
4 nights
Quebec City
Located in the heart of Old Québec, Le Monastère des Augustines occupies the historic wings of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery (1639), which was the birthplace of the first hospital on the continent north of Mexico. Sensitively restored and redesigned, Le Monastère offers a unique wellness experience and many imaginative ways to discover and appreciate the Augustinian Sisters’ remarkable heritage – all within a secular environment.
4 nights
Quebec City
Located in the heart of Old Québec, Le Monastère des Augustines occupies the historic wings of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery (1639), which was the birthplace of the first hospital on the continent north of Mexico. Sensitively restored and redesigned, Le Monastère offers a unique wellness experience and many imaginative ways to discover and appreciate the Augustinian Sisters’ remarkable heritage – all within a secular environment.
4 nights
Quebec City
Located in the heart of Old Québec, Le Monastère des Augustines occupies the historic wings of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery (1639), which was the birthplace of the first hospital on the continent north of Mexico. Sensitively restored and redesigned, Le Monastère offers a unique wellness experience and many imaginative ways to discover and appreciate the Augustinian Sisters’ remarkable heritage – all within a secular environment.
4 nights
Quebec City
Located in the heart of Old Québec, Le Monastère des Augustines occupies the historic wings of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery (1639), which was the birthplace of the first hospital on the continent north of Mexico. Sensitively restored and redesigned, Le Monastère offers a unique wellness experience and many imaginative ways to discover and appreciate the Augustinian Sisters’ remarkable heritage – all within a secular environment.





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