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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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As older people we were glad to see there was a fun alternative to the long walk back up the hill. We thought it a reasonable price

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Port Perry, Canada
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Nova Scotia
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This little ride was short but was certainly a welcomed lift after the many stairs and hills that we had already climbed on our journey of a walking tour of Old Quebec City. They load a lot of people on board which is a bit of a downfall as you can't really move once you are on. The view would... More 

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Salisbury, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located behind the Hotel Frontenac, for only $2.25 Canadian per person, it was quicker and much more fun than walking to get from the hotel level down to the waterfront shopping district

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unless you are a climber or have a mountain goat in your genes, find it and use it. When you are 73 and have already had a hip replacement, you are probably looking for ways to conserve your energy and endurance when traveling. This is a neat experience and an inexpensive way to get up and down a very steep... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Views are wonderful on the way and the ride is quick and cheap if you need to get up the hill in a hurry.

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East Amherst
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Funicular takes you to the top of Old Quebec to the City where Chateau Frontenac is located. It beats walking up hills and stairs when it is raining or too hot! Small fee.

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Portland, OR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I thought this would offer terrific views. It didn't. Basically just an elevator from lower to upper. It was a fairly easy walk going up - not necessary to climb all the stairs because you can walk the street.

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Pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It s a cool version of a scenic cable car, but honestly its just was more convenient for getting up the Mountain.

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Port Perry, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As older people we were glad to see there was a fun alternative to the long walk back up the hill. We thought it a reasonable price

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Thank NELLIEP10
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nothing special. Time savior if you are in a hurry, or with mobility issues, or tired on the way up to the old part of the city. But there isn't much of a view or anything special about it. Just utilitarian to go up or down faster.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is less expensive to take the stairs, but this is quicker. It can be busy, so there may be a short line.

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