While the tour itself does not run until December 24th, we wanted to tell you all about it today so you can plan ahead and book your space!
From December 24th to January 2nd, Cicerone Walking Tours offers a fabulous Christmas Magic walking tour of Vieux Québec. A two-hour walking tour, your guide will meet you at Hôtel du Vieux Québec dressed as a character from local history – a fun way to learn a little about the history of Canada’s oldest city. During your tour, you will traverse the streets of Vieux Québec, as well as Petit-Champlain and Place Royale.
Huddle together to keep warm on chilly days, as your guide regales you with tales of Québec City’s past, as well as its culture and traditions. Take time to admire the architecture and the festive ambience of the city. Take advantage of your guide’s knowledge and ask questions. And take as many pictures as you possibly can!
The Christmas Magic walking tour is one of our favourites in the city – one that we have recommended to friends and family for years. We also have a soft spot for the guides at Cicerone as they are not only knowledgeable but a lot of fun as well!
It’s a great way to spend Christmas Eve.
Important information to know:
- Winter in Québec City can be very cold at times, so please dress warmly. Check out our packing list for suggestions on what to bring: warm jacket, toque, gloves, scarves, and ice cleats!
- English language tours are at 1:00 p.m. (French are at 10:00 a.m.)
- Bring money as there are a couple stops at shops along the way, and you may want to buy something!
- It is customary to tip your guide at the end of the tour, so bring cash with you for a tip.
- Cost: Adults (13+) $24.95, Children (0-12 yrs old) FREE
- Québec City Travel Planner: Search through our handy travel planner for information on everything from driving routes, taking the train, when to visit, how to get around and more!
- Urban Guide Québec City guidebook: Discover the local food and culture of Québec City in this guidebook focused on promoting local artisans, producers and businesses. Explore popular neighbourhoods, or embrace the local side, both are represented in this guidebook on Québec City.
- Champlain’s Dream by David Hackett Fischer: Written by a Pulitzer Prize-winner, Champlain’s Dream is a captivating read about the man who established the colony of New France, and considered to be the father of Québec. A tome worthy of any book collection.
- Québec: The Story of Three Sieges by Stephen Manning: Understanding some of the key battles in Québec’s history is one of the best ways to begin to understand the mentality of Québec, and the relationship between French and English. This book is one of the best in terms of the major battles that helped to shape Québec’s future.
- Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny: A local favourite, Louise Penny crafts a captivating murder mystery set in Québec City. Book six in her Chief Inspector Gamache series, you don’t need to read the first five to enjoy this story which will take you through some of our favourite places in Old Québec.
- An Essential Winter Packing List: Planning to visit Québec City during the winter months? Make sure you pack these items for a warm and fun trip!
- Winter Bucket List: 40+ Things to See & Do: The air may be crisp, and the ground may be covered in fluffy white snow, but there is still plenty to see and do in Québec City in winter!
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