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Funicular

16 Petit-Champlain St | (Near Champlain), Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4H4, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
418-692-1135
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Ranked #40 of 115 Attractions in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Other
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Owner description: This cable-car ride connects the Terrasse Dufferin with Lower Town for those not up for the steep stairway.

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Cold Spring, NJ
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280 reviews 280 reviews
90 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This funicular is run-of-the-mill as funiculars go, but it sure beats the walking alternative. The view is nice, however.

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Irvine, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

For those of you who have never been on one of these unique transportation units, its a wonderful experience. Feels very safe and gives you a beautiful view of the river.

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Sligo, Ireland
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68 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

At the end of a very long day spent walking, the thought of the stairs again (faced with the knowledge that once we got off the ferry in Levis there was another set of stairs to face) dismayed us. Despite the steep (get it?) price for the funicular, it was worth it to have a quick journey down.

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Dexter, Maine
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14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is by far the easiest way to get between the upper and lower cities. Be warned though it is a little pricey. It can also be cramped but it is definitely a must do when in Quebec. We always make it a poin to hit it once e\when we are in town

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Birmingham, Alabama
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21 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Based on reviews, people have mixed opinions about the funicular. We made two round trips on the funicular and found it to be the quickest way to move between upper & lower town. Even with two cruise ships in town, the line was not long and moved quickly. Try to be the first on, on the way down or the... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We took the funicular yesterday and enjoyed great views of the St Lawrence River, The price is $2.25 (CAD) per person each way. If you get on last on the way up and first on the way down, you will get to enjoy uninterrupted views. This was especially beautiful as the afternoon was bright and sunny.We would recommend taking the... More

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Joliet
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We walked those stairs so many times we decided to go up this way once instead and it was worth it. The price wasn't bad either.

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Cheltenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Visited the city with my Mum and took the funicular in both directions, fantastic views if you manage to be at the front of the queue on your way down and back of the queue on your way up. Very reasonable at $2.25 (CAD) per person.

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Sydney, Australia
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Short funicular from lower town to upper town or vice versa. Make sure you are facing out towards the St Lawrence River for the view - especially when going from lower to upper town.

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47 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

To avoid a steep tiring walk up many steps the funicular is a must. It's very small and cramped and you are herded in. The short journey is unspectacular but for only US$2.50 (one way) it's well worth it. Once at the top the whole area of restaurants, cafes, art studios and museums is absolutely a must.

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