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Funicular

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Address: 16 Petit-Champlain St | (Near Champlain), Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4H4, Canada
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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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Great way to see upper part of town

We did both, walked the many, many steps to visit the upper part of Old Town and took the Funicular. Hands down, it's easier to go up by machine. You also get to see new views.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did both, walked the many, many steps to visit the upper part of Old Town and took the Funicular. Hands down, it's easier to go up by machine. You also get to see new views.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

but it was not running on the three days we were there. Jan 10-12th that we could see anyway. So we climbed the stairs several times each day and that was fine...good after a big meal.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This reminded us of the many Times we traveled to Italy where they have Funiculares in many cities. Very convenient!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited Quebec end of December into January and had a lovely time. Entered a small gift shop and had a short wait to take funicular down to lower street. Attendant was pleasant and the ride was lovely. Well worth the $2.50 per person to see the lovely view and unique experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You have 2 choices to get to the upper part of Old Quebec City, walk the stairs and the uphill or cheat for $2.50 and take the Funicular. We cheated on the way up and walked the way down. Worth all of the $2.50 per person!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Even if you are physically fit, it is something to try at least once! For $2.50 (Canadian) per adult, it is an experience. Our route of touring took us from the cruise dock - we caught a local bus, got dropped off at the Parliament building, we walked over to the Plains of Abraham & the Joan of Arc Gardens,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Something you need to do at least once. Saves the long climb up the stairs. There was no wait on a January evening.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good fun and saves a steep walk! Would recommend taking the funicular 'up' since you will enjoy the reveal of the river and views beyond as you travel past the top of the old town buildings. Pricing a little high for a journey of a few minutes, but worth checking out.

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A far better option the climbing the steps from the lower town to the promenade! The view over the lower town and the St. Lawrence is special. The price is kind of steep but it is certainly worth the experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One quirk of Quebec city is the sharp change in elevation between the upper and lower portions of the old city. The Funicular is much easier than walking between the two, and provides a great view of the lower city and the St. Lawrence River at an affordable price ($2.50 pp).

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