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“European atmosphere”
Review of Old Quebec

Old Quebec
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Small-Group Quebec City Food Tour
Ranked #1 of 214 things to do in Quebec City
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Quebec City, Canada
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53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“European atmosphere”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Nice, secure, friendly, beautiful local shops, wonderful restaurants, easy atmosphere. A little piece of Europe in America

Visited June 2013
Thank Christiane M
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Saranac Lake, New York
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75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Christmas Wonderland”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

We visited for Christmas 2013. Beautiful city, truly reminiscent of what a "dickens Christmas" would be in my mind. Narrow cobbled streets, Christmas lights everywhere, beautiful world heritage buildings. Would like to go back in the Summer when it's easier to get around, experience more of the history of Old Quebec

Visited December 2013
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Vienna, Virginia
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362 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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“White Christmas”
Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

Picturesque, beautiful old city, nicely decorated by nature for the winter holidays. We stayed in the old harbor area which does not have as much of the tourist feel found in the upper old city or Champlain area. We came to relax so did not mind that the heavy snows seem to have severely limited some of the tourist destinations that people come here for and we did not care to venture into the countryside for the popular skiing or dogsledding. As in any popular destination, prices are on the high side but it's unrealistic to expect otherwise- shops inside the walls are heavily tourist oriented. Great meals can be found with some research and a good concierge to keep you away from the high volume tourist traps. As with any vacation destination, it is what you make of it and some research and preparation is essential.

Visited December 2013
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Regina, Canada
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“Vegetarian Unfriendly”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

I hope you like meat, because that's pretty much all they serve in Old Quebec. God forbid you want to eat something green besides a caesar salad or try finding a smoothie shop. That being said, its beautiful to walk through, and the driver's break for pedestrians typically (not so in Montreal, where crossing the street is always an extreme sport).

Visited December 2013
Thank James D
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“A trip I'll never forget”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

I love the history of this place. The old buildings, the hills, the experience is amazing. Our hotel was in Old Quebec, so we spent most of our time in the area. We knew it would be a very touristy area, flooded with children on school trips, but we managed to avoid the unpleasantness. I loved the hills! We live in the prairies, so I was fascinated with how steep the hills were. We walked and took the bus everywhere. There are many museums to see, The Morrin Centre was our favorite.

Visited May 2013
Thank Abby334
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