Québec City Self-Guided Tour with Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Québec City Self-Guided Tour with Tourist Scavenger Hunt

The Looking for things to do in Quebec City? Choose from 2 different walking tours and 3 start locations.
The Upper Town scavenger hunt takes you from the Plains of Abraham, passing by the Citadel, the Parliament, the Opera, as well as the Capital Observatory.
The Lower Town scavenger hunt starts at Château Champlain, or at the Cruise Terminal, both follow the same circuit and see the same sites + end near their start points.
You will need to solve challenges at each stop to discover your next destination.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Fontaine de Tourny, Place de l'Assemblee-Nationale, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3V9 Canada

The Fontaine de Tourny, inaugurated in 2007, for the 400th anniversary of Quebec in 2008.
This fountain was previously installed in Bordeaux, France in 1857, but was removed in 1960 due to maintenance overages.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Place de l’Assemblee-Nationale, 1082-1086 Boulevard Honore-Mercier, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3Z7 Canada

Very close to you is the Hôtel du Parlement du Québec. This is the name of the building where the National Assembly of Quebec (the provincial government) sits. It was built in 1886 in the Second Empire/neo renaissance style.
The challenge here relates to the sculptures on its facade.

Stop At: St. Louis Gate (Porte St. Louis), Rue Saint Louis, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3Z7 Canada

St. Louis Gate is one of the 4 remaining gates of the old walled city the French built.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Croix du sacrifice, Plaines d'Abraham, Grande Allée E, Québec, QC G1R 3R2, Canada

The Cross of Sacrifice, which stands at the corner of Grande Allée E (which becomes Saint-Louis), and George VI, is a gathering place every November 11, Armistice Day. It commemorates the thousands of Canadians who died during the 1st and 2nd world wars and that in Korea.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: La Citadelle de Quebec, 1 Cote de la Citadelle, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3R2 Canada

The Citadel is an integral part of the fortifications of the old town. Louis de Buade, Count of Frontenac had a first fortification built in 1690. It was greatly enlarged and reinforced in 1745, following the surrender of Louisbourg, in Nova Scotia.

Pass By: Plains of Abraham Museum, 835 Wilfrid-Laurier Avenue, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 2L3 Canada

This museum presents the history of the Battlefields where the Battle of the Plains of Abraham took place in 1759, followed in 1760 by the Battle of Sainte-Foy.

Pass By: Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury, 805 Av. Wilfrid-Laurier, Québec, QC G1R 2L3, Canada

The Voltigeurs de Québec is the name of a first reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces. Founded in 1862. These are therefore part-time soldiers who occasionally serve in domestic and overseas operations.

Stop At: Plains of Abraham, 835 Wilfrid-Laurier Ave, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 2L3 Canada

It was in 1908 that this park became a historic site. This is where the Quebec City Summer Festival takes place every year, and a few other festivals.
Why the name “Abraham” you may ask- It has nothing to do with the Bible. A few years after the founding of Quebec, Abraham Martin received twelve acres of land (1635), then another 20 acres (1645). When he died, “Abraham’s” land was sold to the Ursulines.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Jardin Jeanne-d'Arc, Avenue Tache & Avenue Wilfrid-Laurier, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 2L2 Canada

The monument honors Joan of Arc on horseback, facing the St. Lawrence River.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Martello Towers, Avenue Tache The Plains of Abraham, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 2K9 Canada

The Martello Towers were part of the British military defense system. There were 4 originally. You’ll now walk towards the 2nd tower. The 3rd was demolished in 1904 and the 4th is located much further on Lavigueur Street in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste district.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Park of French America, 50 Rue de l'Amérique-Française, Québec, QC G1R, Canada

This park pays tribute to the Francophone communities across America, named by René Lévesque, Prime Minister in 1985, when it was named.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Grand Theatre de Quebec, 269 blvd. Rene-Levesque Est, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 2B3 Canada

The large concrete building to the east (left) of the park is the Grand Théâtre de Québec, opened in 1970. Prime Minister Jean Lesage (1912-80), in office in 1963 initiated the project with the federal government, to create a center for the arts in Quebec City while commemorating the country's centenary (planned for 1967).

Pass By: Observatoire de la Capitale, 1037 Rue de la Chevrotière, Québec, QC G1R 5E9, Canada

On the 31st floor, 221 meters high, you will be at the highest point in Quebec City, which itself is elevated above its surroundings.
From there, you can admire the National Assembly, the star-shaped Citadel, Chateau Frontenac, Orléans island, Lévis across the river, the Plains of Abraham and more.

Stop At: Parc de la Francophonie, 758 Grande Allée E, Québec, QC G1R, Canada

This is the Parc de la Francophonie, finished in 1974. Back then it was called Grande Allée Park, but was renamed in 1995 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the International Organization of La Francophonie.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Monument Samuel De Champlain, Escalier Frontenac, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4S7 Canada

This French navigator, cartographer, and explorer founded Quebec in 1608. Will you correctly identify the sculptor of this monument-

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Terrasse Dufferin, 2, rue d'Auteuil / D'Auteuil street, 2 chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2 Canada

Large wooden boardwalk outside the Château Champlain overlooking the St.Lawrence River and Petit Champlain neighborhood.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Fontaine de la Place d'Armes, Rue Sainte-Anne/rue Saint-Louis Situé en face du Château Frontenac, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4P5 Canada

This little park across the street from the Samuel de Champlain Monument and Château Frontenac used to be a drill square when this area was a fort. An archeology challenge awaits you here.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Lieu Historique National des Forts-et-Chateaux-Saint-Louis, Terrasse Dufferin, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4P5 Canada

Underneath Place d'Armes and Terraces Dufferin are the archeological remains of the Fort and Castle Saint-Louis dating back to 1620.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Funiculaire du Vieux-Québec, 16 Rue du Petit Champlain, Québec, QC G1K 4H4, Canada

This is the quick way down to the Petit Champlain historic neighborhood. However, your scavenger hunt will take you down the long way as there is much to see.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: The Fort Museum, 10 Rue Sainte-Anne, Québec, QC G1R 4S7, Canada

This museum is all about the Fort and Castle Saint-Louis.

Stop At: Porte Prescott, Cote de la Montagne, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 6C7 Canada

One of the six gates that have guarded the fortified city of Quebec over the years. You will have an observational challenge here.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Montmorency Park National Historic Site, Côte de la Montagne Streets, Quebec City, QC G1K 4E4, Canada

From this view point above Prescott Gate you can see the mighty St.Lawrence seaway as well many of Quebec City's other sites.

Pass By: Breakneck Steps (L'Escalier Casse-Cou), Quebec City, Quebec Canada

See the staircase leading down to Petit Champlain - however you've a few things to see before seeing that.

Stop At: Quebec City Mural, 29 Rue Notre-Dame, Québec, QC G1K 4E9, Canada

See Quebec's history in one grand mural. Then solve a challenge by finding the right individual on it.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Quartier Petit Champlain, 61 rue du Petit-Champlain, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4H5 Canada

This little and historic district is at the foot of Chateau Frontenac and near the St.Lawrence river.

Stop At: Royal Battery, 4 Rue St-Pierre 46°48'45.74n, 71°12'7.62w, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4H5 Canada

Emplacement of a former battery which defended the city from the British. There's a historical challenge here.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Place Royale, 2-4 Rue des Pains Benits, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4E9 Canada

This little square honors King Louis XIV. Around you are numerous historic buildings.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Eglise Notre Dame des Victoires, Place Royale 32, Rue Sous-Le-Fort, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4G7 Canada

This church from 1688 is the oldest in North America. It also features in a scene near the end of Catch Me if You Can (2002)

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Auberge Saint-Antoine Relais & Châteaux, 8 Rue Saint-Antoine, Québec, QC G1K 4C9, Canada

This boutique hotel stands over the ruins of the initial port of Quebec. You can see some of the structure on our scavenger hunt route, as well as the water line at a few different years in Quebec's history.

Pass By: Musee de la civilisation, 85, Dalhousie street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 8R2 Canada

This large museum in Quebec's lower town (basse-ville) presents diverse exhibits from the First Nations to modern Quebec. Your challenge here will have you looking at the street signs.

Stop At: Place de la FAO, Rue du Sault-au-Matelot, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Y9 Canada

You'll find here a large art structure honoring the birthplace (here) of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Espace 400e, 100 Quai Saint-Andre, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Y2 Canada

See where Quebec City's 400th anniversary took place in 2008.

Pass By: Marche du Vieux-Port de Quebec, 160, Saint-Andre Quai, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Y2 Canada

One of Quebec city's oldest public markets

Stop At: Place Jean Pelletier, 418 Rue de la Gare du Palais, Quebec City, Quebec Canada

This is a large park with a few art installations that will serve for a few challenges.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: 450, rue de la Gare du Palais, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3X2 Canada

Quebec's city's train and bus station was built in the Chateau style, like Chateau Frontenac.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, 11 Côte du Palais, Québec, QC G1R 2J6, Canada

This very large hospital was founded in 1639 and is the oldest in the Americas.
You'll have a math challenge to solve here.

Stop At: Artillery Park, 2 Rue D'Auteuil, Québec, QC G1R 5C2, Canada

This small park was originally part of Quebec city's fortification. It now has a large Celtic Cross donated by Ireland in recognition to Quebec welcoming many Irish children during the famine.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site, 2 Rue d'Auteuil Corner St.Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2 Canada

Walk on the top of the remaining Quebec city Fortification and over 2 gates.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Porte Saint-Jean, Rue Saint-Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1S5 Canada

This gate was built in 1693 and rebuilt many times over the years.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Theatre Capitole, 972 Rue Saint-Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1R5 Canada

This cabaret/theatre was recently completely renovated and usually presents long-duration acts.

Stop At: Place d'Youville, Rue Saint-Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3P1 Canada

Large open space between 2 theatres, next to the Porte Saint-Jean

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Palais Montcalm, 995, place D'Youville, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3P1 Canada

This "palais" is a large music venue and concert hall.

Stop At: Porte Kent, Rue Dauphine, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3W8 Canada

From atop this gate, you'll begin to see the National Assembly building and a few more monuments.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St. Louis Gate (Porte St. Louis), Rue Saint Louis, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3Z7 Canada

This is the last gate you will see on this scavenger hunt. Through it, you can go see the National Assembly. The Challenge here involves Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Pole Culturel du Monastere des Ursulines, 12 Donnacona St., Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3Y7 Canada

Here you'll see the Ursulines school, chapel, and museum, as well as learn about this order of nuns.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Place de l'Hotel de Ville, rue des Jardins/rue de Buade, Quebec City, Quebec Canada

Here you'll see Quebec's City Hall and a few monuments. Your challenge here pertains to Quebec City's flag.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, 16 rue Buade, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4A1 Canada

This is the seat of the Quebec archdiocese and contiguous to the Quebec Seminary.



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"This activity is adapted for social distancing. Do it in a small group (up to 6). The guide is our mobile website, on your smartphone. Go at your own pace, no time limit. No need to touch anything or enter any building."



Hora de Inicio: Lower Town - Château Frontenac 1/16/2021 - 12/12/2022
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Upper Town 6/7/2021 - 12/12/2022
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Lower Town - Cruise Terminal 6/7/2021 - 12/12/2022
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Duración: 2 To 3 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: 1: fontaine de Tourny, Quebec City, QC G1A, Canada
2: 21 Rue du Fort, Québec, QC G1R, Canada
3: 76 Rue Dalhousie, Québec, QC G1K 4B2, Canada

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Incluye

  • 20+ challenges
  • Scavenger Hunt on your smartphone (mobile site, not an App)

No Incluye

  • WiFi not included, but a Data Plan for your phone is required
  • No entry fees are included. This is a walking tour that takes to around the sites, not in them.
  • Entry/Admission - Funiculaire du Vieux-Québec
  • Entry/Admission - Pole Culturel du Monastere des Ursulines

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