Québec Upper-Town Self-Guided Tour with Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Québec Upper-Town Self-Guided Tour with Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Looking for things to do in Quebec City’s Upper Town? A walk on the Plains of Abraham, passing by the Citadel, the Parliament, the Opera, as well as the Capital Observatory are opportunities to learn about the city’s history. Actually, you will need to solve challenges at each stop to discover your next destination.

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 4V7 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 Avenue 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

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: Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1/16/2021 - 2/8/2022
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Duración: 2 To 3 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: fontaine de Tourny, Quebec City, QC G1A, Canada

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


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

No Incluye

  • Admission is not included for any location, as you do not need to enter them for this activity.
  • WiFi not included, but a Data Plan for your phone is required


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