Classic Québec City and Ottawa

Guidatour offers classic city tours of Québec City and Ottawa with professional local guides.

Also have a look at our walking tours of Old Québec and Ottawa.

Québec, birthplace of history

Experience the European charm of the first French settlement in North America with this interesting walking tour. Discover the only walled city in North America and the fabulous region of the Province of Québec’s capital.

On a typical city tour:

  • See many historic monuments such as City Hall and Québec Seminary.
  • Discover the Province of Québec’s headquarters, the National Assembly.
  • Immerse yourself in the history of the Latin Quarter in Old Québec, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Be enchanted by the iconic Château Frontenac.
  • Pass by the famous Grande-Allée that regroups the largest concentration of sidewalk cafés in the region.
  • See the park of Plains of Abraham, site of the French-English battle in 1759.
  • Admire the Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica, located in the oldest registered parish in North America.
  • Gaze at the Citadel of Québec, the largest fortress in North America with its 4.6 km ramparts surrounding Old Québec.
  • Experience the atmosphere of New France back in the 17th Century at Place Royale.
  • Have a glance at St. Lawrence River and the Old Port.

As a COMPLEMENT, also visit:

  • The Montmorency Falls and Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica.

Ottawa, Nation’s Capital

Renowned as one of the world’s most beautiful capitals, Ottawa reveals all its charms whatever the season… Welcome to Canada’s Capital!

A typical city tour generally encompass the following:

  • The buzzling ByWard Market, one of Canada’s oldest and largest open-air farmers’ markets.
  • Sussex Drive, a major street where you can find the official residences of the Prime Minister and the Governor General of Canada.
  • A look at some magnificent Ambassador’s residences which are among the finest residential sites of the nation’s capital.
  • The picturesque Ottawa River and the magnificent Rideau Canal, both major waterways in Eastern Ontario.
  • Some scenic parkways that offer beautiful perspectives of the Capital such as the Sir-John-A.-Macdonald parkway (Ottawa River Parkway).
  • The Central Experimental Farm, a 427-hectare National Historic Site right in the heart of the city.
  • The small man-made Dow’s Lake with a marina and a pavilion that offers many popular recreational activities in both summer and winter.
  • Downtown Ottawa and downtown Gatineau with their famous museums, monuments and other lively attractions.
  • Parliament Hill with its majestic Peace Tower.

Some seasonal toppings could include:

  • May: the millions of tulips in bloom.
  • July & August: the pageantry of the Changing the Guard Ceremony.
  • September & October: the multicoloured hues of the foliage in the Gatineau Park.
  • February: the spectacular “Ice Dream” (a magical world of over 300 snow sculptures on Dow’s Lake) during Winterlude.

Parlement-OttawaPractical information & Reservation

We can customize the duration, the circuit and the content of our Québec City and Ottawa tours at any time, according to your needs and interests. Contact us for more information or to book a tour.

Schedule: year-round, day and time of your choice.

Suggested length:2 to 3 hours. The number of places visited depends on the length of the city tour.

Rate: $150 (including taxes) for the private guide service of 2 hours ($45 taxes included per additional hour) . Gratuity at your discretion. Transportation not included.

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Photo Credit 1 & 2: © Québec City Tourism, Luc-Antoine Couturier