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Funicular

Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: 16 Petit-Champlain St | (Near Champlain), Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4H4, Canada
Phone Number: 418-692-1135
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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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It's not cheap, but it's a fun ride up or down

It was raining a bit the day we were there, so the funicular was a nice way to get out of the rain on our way down to lower town. It's not only a fun way to get down or up, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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New York City, USA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

After wading through a crowded tourist shop, you will ride the Funicular for a few seconds to a second, identical tourist shop. It felt like we were back where we started. It's not a significant distance either -- the walk on the stairs was much more picturesque and rewarding.

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Theresa, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We first walked up the hill to the Hotel Frontenac. Then we found the funicular. Take the funicular. Fun ride, faster and saves your legs for seeing the rest of the Old City.

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Cody, Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The Funicular experience was good, it gave you a nice view of Old Quebec and it saved from climbing up the hill.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Thought we would go ride the funicular since someone told us it was one of those must-do's. Arrived and asked the attendant how much for the ride and he was extremely rude. We decided to walk instead and just admire from afar.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It was raining a bit the day we were there, so the funicular was a nice way to get out of the rain on our way down to lower town. It's not only a fun way to get down or up, but it is a smooth ride. We parked at City Hall (Hotel de Ville) and walked to Chateau Frontenac.... More 

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Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Your options to get to the lower part of Old Quebec are steps or the funicular. The funicular takes about two minutes and costs $2.50 (Canadian) each way. Many tour books caution taking the steps. While they do go all the way down the hill, the steps are arranged with periodic landings, so it's not a steep descent. Depending on... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great way to get up and down after your legs get tired. Cost is $2.25 and worth it after your 4th or 5th trip down the staircase :)

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Fun to do at least once. 2.25 per trip. Fastest way to get to lower town where it is harder to find parking so park up top and take a ride down!!!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

After a pleasant walk down from Place Royale to the Lower Old Town and browsing the vast array of interesting shops it is nice to know that you don't have to walk back up. The Funicular costs $1.75 a ride and is quick and convenient

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Hull, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is like an escalator with a view. To be able to get up to the upper level of the old city, we took the Funicular. It was a great way to see the harbor and the lower level of the city as well as time and energy saving (the stairs are there but this was fun!). We used this... More 

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