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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
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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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A Zippy Trip!

We've visited Quebec City several times but never taken the Funicular. We decided on the day that we went down to Bas Ville three times that that would be a good time to take the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Coquitlam, BC
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Coquitlam, BC
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100 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've visited Quebec City several times but never taken the Funicular. We decided on the day that we went down to Bas Ville three times that that would be a good time to take the Funicular UP to Haute Ville at least once. We were happy we did as it's a cheap, quick and scenic trip.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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103 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

nice traditional European method of going from one level to another....moderate price and easy for those that are tired of walking

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Chicago, Illinois
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90 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just as the title says, the finicular is the quickest way to travel between the upper and lower twn. For $2.50 Canadian, one way, you can reduce your chances of a heart attack. The walk down to the the lower town is exhilarating but what goes down must come up and that's problem. The numerous stairs and inclined side walks... More 

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Camden, Maine
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As long as there's no line, it's easy-peasy ... over before you know it.The price does not hurt but the tourist-trap shops at top and bottom detract from what would otherwise be a totally enjoyable effort to save one's knees.

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Augusta, Maine
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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Price is right; fun ride with great views of the city below; saves time: probably a twenty-five minute walk down or a thirty-five minute walk back. The old part of city has many shops and restaurants that are a must see if you are in Quebec City.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great way to get back up to the old town of Quebec without walking up steps. The cost of 2.25 Canadian is reasonable. The entrance is at the base of the famous Chateau Frontenac hotel overlooking the St Lawrence river.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Most efficient way to shuttle between the upper and lower portions of the old city. Cool view of the river too.

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Quebec City, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It took us from the Hotel Fairmont le chateau Frontenac to the village below and the views were simply amazing during the day and evening, a must do for everyone.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a very short ride but it's also very fun to have such a great view during a smooth ride between Basse-Ville and Haute-Ville.

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New York City, New York
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65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun way to get between the lower town and the upper town. Basically an elevator that moves along the hill diagonally. Inexpensive

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