Description from a Past F&WT Shore Tour
This shore tour is not yet available for purchase. Specific details for this program are not yet finalized and the tour elements are subject to change. An email announcement will be sen to al lconfirmed group members 4 to 5 months before departure.
As a UNESCO World Heritage Treasure, Old Québec is North America’s shining jewel of French civilization. Spend the day discovering historic Quebec City, its cuisine, and culture with your guide. Walk through the cultural and culinary highlights of the beautiful city. Then join our wine educator and sommelier, for a wine-paired lunch and tasting at a local microbrewery.
Your morning walking tour will begin at the pier close to Lower Town, where Samuel de Champlain founded Quebec City as a fur trading post in 1608. After visiting this historic part of town the funicular will then take you to Upper Town. From the Dufferin Terrace, a magnificent boardwalk located on the site of the Chateau St. Louis, you will enjoy the breathtaking views on the St. Lawrence River and the Island of Orleans, and learn about the strategic importance of this fortified city. The ramparts will lead you down to the farmer’s market where you will taste some of the local specialties such as snow chilled maple syrup, ice cider (made just like ice wine!), and tasty cranberries- a local favorite. The market will prepare your palate for lunch at the luxury hotel Auberge Saint-Antoine prepared by Panache Chef Julien Ouellet. Our Sommelier will join you for lunch as he guides you through each course and presents the wines he has selected. After lunch you will go on to a tasting at his favorite nearby microbrewery. For the past decade the craft beer scene and ‘drink local’ movement has exploded all over Quebec. From the brewery the group will work its way back to the ship.