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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 #38 of 142 attractions in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams
Description: This cable-car ride connects the Terrasse Dufferin with Lower Town for those not up for the steep stairway.
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Holliston, MA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a great way to get back up to Quebec City - better than all the stairs all at once - and it's fun!

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

On a walking tour through Old Quebec City, we ended the tour in lower Quebec City and faced a long, hard climb back to our hotel. The Funicular saved us! For $2.50 we were taken from the lower city to the upper city in minutes. Much easier on the legs and knees. Although I am normally afraid of heights, I... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Wanted to ride this at least once from Old City to Upper area just to see what it's like. If you can get past the tourist souvenirs, an okay experience if you don't mind parting with $2.50. It's like being in a glass elevator; not so good if you're clausiphobic, but a heckuva lot easier than trudging up that hill.

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Lincoln, new brunswick
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Going up from the Petit Champlain area up to the Terrasse Dufferin , there are 2 ways to do so. 1. The Jane Fonda Workout special: You have to go up a very steep hill and then finish off with even steeper stairs 2. The easy and effortless way: Pay $2.25 and be shoved in a glass cage only to... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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354 reviews 354 reviews
188 attraction reviews
802 helpful votes 802 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you are into amusement parks....you might consider the funicular one of family friendly rides- seemless, steep yet not so swift. Compared to another big city funicular in Hongkong- this is a kiddie ride but fun nonetheless.

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Clearwater, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The view is not that great, but it is a very affordable way to get in front of the hotel "Chateaux" and get closer to the Citadel.

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Guelph, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

With a Little souvenir shop as it's entrance and Afro a minimal fee you can take a quick trip in a glass enclosed vehicle that takes you to the top of the wall of the city. The ride was only $2 Cnd. And took maybe 2 minutes. There are two cars running all the time so you don't have to... More

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New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A great way to get to lower part of city and back up to upper level as Breakneck stairs are certainly a good workout. However on one occasion when wanting to go up the man taking the money took my money which I had counted out beforehand $2.40 and he placed in the dollar coin in the machine then told... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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42 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

What a view! Cheap ($2.50) ride down on this old structure with glass sides give you a few minutes of great bird's eye view of old Quebec! Take the time to do this ride, you will love it! Kids in our cab were very excited!

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Washington, DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Our hotel Concierge said it was not to be missed. We took it up once after dinner in the lower Town. Subsequently we walked the steps up and down a couple of times a day.

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