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Funicular

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Address: 16 Petit-Champlain St | (Near Champlain), Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4H4, Canada
Phone Number: 418-692-1135
Description: This cable-car ride connects the Terrasse Dufferin with Lower Town for...
This cable-car ride connects the Terrasse Dufferin with Lower Town for those not up for the steep stairway.
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This Is A No Brainer

Moving from the Old Town to the upper Terrasse Dufferin takes two sets of crowded steps, so it is a "No Brainer" to use the Funicular. Well signed, it runs from inside a gift shop... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A short ride up to the upper side of old Quebec City. View of the City is okay - better to experience walking up the hill!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Moving from the Old Town to the upper Terrasse Dufferin takes two sets of crowded steps, so it is a "No Brainer" to use the Funicular. Well signed, it runs from inside a gift shop right to the centre of the upper level. Fairly priced at $2.25 for one way, and giving a quick, but magical view across the houses... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The first time I went down the funicular I was scared and afraid that it was going to break but by the 3rd time I didn't have to worry

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Wisconsin, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

When you are going down to the old Quartier du Petit Champlain from the top of the fort walls I would suggest taking the street. But going up, well that was too much for me. It is $2.25 Canadian each way and takes just a few minutes. There is a very nice view, but look quickly or your ride is... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Smart way to travel to avoid a couple of hundred steps to the not-to-be missed part of old town Quebec. The stairs are kept in great shape, but this service is extremely handy and recommended to do at least once. Save it for the trip back up to the Chateau Frontenac area, which is worth seeing for the great view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is an outstanding way to climb to the top of the mountain to the inside gates of the city. The whole time all I could think of was it was just like the way they get to the top of castle black in game of thrones! A must ride!

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

you have to do this. It is really worth the money. Great view and quite the experience amazing how long this has been running

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Maesteg, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

A unique trip down to the old town from Chateau Frontenac. $2.55 per person each way. Close your eyes if you're afraid of heights. Beats the steps!!!!

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It is just plain cool! Beautiful views- a bit of a scare watching it go down-so worth the price! You can do both stairs and the Funicular-so glad I did not miss this as I did miss the toboggan slide and regretting it. So do not miss either!

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Setauket, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

The funicular is reasonably priced and much welcomed by us after a long day to help us return up the hill to our hotel, the Chateau Frontenac. The view is spectacular and it is fun!

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