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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 119 Attractions in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Other
Owner description: This cable-car ride connects the Terrasse Dufferin with Lower Town for those not up for the steep...
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Type: Trams, Other
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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Markham, Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

It is great that the Funicular is available. I can't imagine having to walk up all the stairs back to the hotel. The fee is reasonable. The view is decent.

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Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The funicular connects lower and upper town in Quebec City: two of the city's primary tourist areas. If you are tired, or old, or just don't feel like walking up a big hill, the funicular makes life much easier. It is also inexpensive and offers a great view whether you are going up or down.

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Cold Spring, NJ
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280 reviews 280 reviews
90 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 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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Lake Forest, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
21 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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27 attraction reviews
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 reviews 5 reviews
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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