• Old Québec at sunset

Quebec City Holidays

Holidays in Quebec City set you in the heart of continental Canada. Home to centuries of history and beautiful architecture, this grand old provincial capital is waiting for you to discover its secrets. Step back in time with the cobbled streets, horse-drawn carriage rides and chocolate box buildings. Walk around the fortifications and shop in the famous boutiques of Rue Saint-Jean.

Old Quebec City is a beautifully preserved French colonial district. Some of the buildings here date back to the 17th century. Chic cafes and trendy boutiques offer endless enticements. Perched on a hill above is the ravishing Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac - the most photographed hotel in the world. One of the great joys of exploring this city is suddenly catching it from a different angle. At Cap Diamant you can follow in the footsteps of the British Army, who in 1759 climbed these treacherous rocks to the Plains of Abraham to capture the city.

Quebec City holidays: a taste of Europe in North America

The Quebecois are just as passionate about food as their French cousins. A gourmet food tour is one way to get a feel for the incredible produce available; from fine cheeses to excellent wines. You’ll stroll between restaurants and food outlets, enjoying tapas-sized tasters. You really can’t go home without tasting poutine - a mountain of fries, cheese curds and gravy. You’ll find this to be a life-affirming meal that’s best eaten after a day of exploring or at the conclusion of a long night out.

For an incredible day trip, the Montmorency Falls are a short drive away. This enormous, thundering natural wonder is 84m in height, 30m taller than the more famous Niagara Falls. A suspension bridge spanning the rim enables you to get up close.

Destination Highlights
  • Wander the cobbled streets of the only fortified city in North America
  • Discover a fascinating history, from Quebec’s 17th century origins to the American Revolutionary War
  • Shop in fabulous boutiques, relax in charming cafes and while away the evening in hip bars
  • Dine in some of the world’s best restaurants; from poutine joints to classic French bistros

Time Zone

GMT-5 hours

Flight Time

Approx 8 hours; Indirect flights are available with Air Canada via Toronto or Montreal. Indirect flights are also available with United Airlines and American Airlines via the USA.

Currency

CAD - Canadian Dollar

Visa Information

Please ensure you have a valid electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) prior to your departure to Canada. Please check on the Canadian Embassy for all Visa FAQ’s.

Language

French, English

Health Information

No vaccinations required

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