15 people max.
The time of a pitched battle, explore the defensive network of Quebec City and relive the exploits and misfortunes of generals, soldiers and victims of past wars. Realize how Quebec's military history has shaped today's city and literally influenced the fate of the world.
Quebec City, also known as the Gibraltar of North America, has the biggest defensive network of the American continent and a fascinating military history. Here fought French, British and Americans to control the strategic city and keep or conquer Canada, with the help of First Nations. Generals died here during epic battles and sieges ; one of them is even taught in every good military school such as the United States Naval Academy.
Defenders built batteries, fortifications, bunkers and even a citadel in order to keep Quebec City. You're going to see some of these elements during this military history walking tour.
Quebec City has been involved in several of the famous wars of the past centuries :
You'll be surprised how, sometimes, fate is due to tiny details. History teaches us many lessons still accurate today for the modern warfare.
If you would like to better understand what happened in Quebec City, why Canada is an independent country and not an American State and finally why we still speak French : this tour is for you. If you're military history buff, this tour is a must do.
Each guide has its own itinerary, but you're mostly going to see :
Depending on the itinerary your guide chose, you might see :
Important note : guides are not allowed to guide you inside the citadel of Quebec City. You'll have to visit this place on your own and Tours Accolade recommends it.
The Classic Tour "Old Quebec : Battles & Sieges" is usually provided in the following languages: French (français), English. Private Tours are available in these languages and more. Please contact us if you would like a Private Tour, especially if you speak a language which isn't mentioned here.
Benedict Arnold (1741-1801), Charles Saunders (1715-1775), David Kirke (1597-1654), François Gaston de Lévis (1719-1787), Guy Carleton (1724-1808), James Murray (1721-1794), James Wolfe (1727-1759), Jean-Baptiste Nicolas Roch de Ramezay (1708-1777), Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729-1811), Louis de Buade de Frontenac (1672-1682), Louis-Joseph de Montcalm (1712-1759), Pierre de Rigaud de Vaudreuil de Cavagnial (1698-1778), Richard Montgomery (1738-1775), Robert Monckton (1726-1782), William Phips (1651-1695)
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