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Animated Crime Walking Tour in Old Quebec
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Animated Crime Walking Tour in Old Quebec

By Les Promenades Fantômes
Recommended by 92% of travellers
92% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Enjoy a uniquely spooky way to tour the streets of Quebec City when you book this ghostly, nighttime walking tour. Pick between English- and French-language tour options, and meet your costumed guide at Morrin Centre. Then, set off on foot. As you explore the city’s major highlights, you’ll also learn about its creepy legends, notorious former characters and criminals, and other macabre mysteries.
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Ages 0-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
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Highlights
  • See a side of Quebec City that many miss on this nighttime walking tour
  • Hear tales and legends about the city’s spooky characters and happenings
  • Explore the city in the company of an entertaining, costumed guide
  • As you go, learn more about the city’s major landmarks and history

  • Live entertainment
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • Morrin Centre, 44 Chau. des Écossais, Québec, QC G1R 4H3, Canada
    The meeting point is in front of the Morrin Centre (44, Chaussée des Écossais) at 8pm.
End:
  • Quebec City Mural, 29 Rue Notre-Dame, Québec, QC G1K 4E9, Canada

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 22207P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • You'll start at
    Morrin Centre
    44 Chau. des Écossais, Québec, QC G1R 4H3, Canada
    The meeting point is in front of the Morrin Centre (44, Chaussée des Écossais) at 8pm.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Morrin Centre
    Place Royale
  • You'll end at
    Quebec City Mural
    29 Rue Notre-Dame, Québec, QC G1K 4E9, Canada
    See address & details
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  • 313leep
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    We went to Quebec City for Halloween. I love history and Halloween, so this was a must. We really enjoyed it. It was cold an rainy, but the staff gave theirs best. I saw some spot of Quebec that I didn’t know existed. I am also a fact checker. All of it is true.
    Written November 12, 2021
  • ScarletDino
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Macabre and Funny
    Great time. Perfect weather and a great guide, Valerie. Although we had heard some of the stories before they were told in a very funny macabre way. Very entertaining. Our guide kept things moving and was very personable. Highly reccomend.
    Written August 31, 2021
  • Stefano V
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic!!
    Took this tour and had an awesome time! Our guide was Marie Riviere and she killed it! (no pun intended) Definitely will do another tour when I come back to Quebec City. Highly recommend to anyone interested in folklore, history and hidden spots among city streets, just to name a few. Marie was more than happy to answer any questions we had. Check it out for yourself!
    Written October 3, 2019
  • 529nfsb
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing!!!
    The tour was a really great experience! We loved the interesting historical facts! Our tour guide Vincent was knowledgeable and humorous! He stayed in character the entire time and did a fabulous job! The other actors and actresses were amazing and played their roles extremely well! They all did a fantastic job! It was a really fun evening and one of the highlights of our vacation! Definitely highly recommended! Another great reason to take this tour is it’s an opportunity to go through some areas you may miss in other tours. It takes you through some back side streets and alternative routes.
    Written August 31, 2019
  • DVDPlayer_13
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Entertaining and great value
    This is a great way to see Quebec City at night with an entertaining story delivered by performer in the character of a immigrant girl. Highly recommended.
    Written August 28, 2019
  • Kate L
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Walking Tour
    We had a lovely host (Katherine) who was charismatic, knowledgeable, and overall a great guide. Such a fun way to see more of Old Town.
    Written August 19, 2019
  • Flo E
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great ghost tour!
    My family and I had a GREAT time on the ghost tour! My 13 year old daughter LOVED it. The interactive feature of the tour was super fun and added an additional scare factor. We really loved seeing the city at night while being entertained. The actors were just fabulous! I highly recommend this tour as a great night out in the old city.
    Written August 8, 2019
  • agrove707
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great!
    We loved our tour with Catherine through the streets of old Quebec. She was a great storyteller and really involved the audience members as much as possible. The tour was about 2.5 hours and led us through some parts we hadn’t seen on our day tour. Our kids absolutely loved it (ages 7-12).
    Written July 28, 2019
  • 88Dmac88
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Be nice in New French
    Highly recommend if you can walk around for about 2 hours. The story line is 1700s onwards an interactive trip into the crimes you might commit and punishment. You will meet some interesting victims?
    Written July 28, 2019
  • RobinTom
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Entertaining & Educational
    Marie Riviere provided entertaining history about New France. She spoke loudly and answered questions. The characters we ran into along the tour were spooky, yet fun. Just a warning, the tour ends in Lower Town so be prepared to walk up to the stairs or take the Funicular if it is still open.
    Written July 19, 2019
  • ktukmanlcsw
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous and fun (except for weather) Halloween Tour!!!
    We would highly recommend taking this tour. We did the Halloween tour which was the last tour of the season. We had Marie Revieve (spelling is off) for our guide. She was animated and humorous and fun. It was a freezing nite that only got worse as the evening wore on. It started hailing, then snowing with a fierce wind. The conditions were horrible, truly freezing with the wind. The actors’ level of professionalism and the fact that they never broke character was amazing. Little by little people bailed out of the tour, dropping out when they couldn’t tolerate the weather. At the end there were 6 of us who saw the tour to the end. I can not stress enough how the actors played their parts to the end. The content was so interesting and focused on the dark past of Quebec. Take this ghost tour and it will be one of your most memorable experiences in Old Quebec.
    Written October 29, 2018
  • FromBev
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Valerie was great!
    Enjoyed the stories, the walking tour and the Guide Valerie. Felt the ending was a bit sudden and awkward with the main character being chained up by her husband- it ended on a low whereas it had been a fun tour. Keep it high energy, no chaining necessary
    Written October 17, 2018
  • DaveM5356
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun in QC
    A great walking tour with fun stories that recite actual history woven throughout it. Highly recommend it. It was a fun way for me and my 11 year old son to enjoy an evening in Quebec City. Thank you!
    Written October 2, 2018
  • Heather C
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    #2 legends and superstition
    This was so much fun Jeremy our tour guide was very interactive, clever, witty, the perfect balance of extra tidbits of historical information added A most enjoyable tour, and different from your typical tour...Merci Jérémy et tes amis
    Written September 9, 2018
  • jessicawyse
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    AMAZING
    We had Jeremy for our guide and he was absolutely wonderful. He had a great sense of humor and he spoke very clearly (in english) and was very informative. He never broke character and was extremely entertaining. Overall, I highly recommend! I learned a lot about Quebec history.
    Written September 4, 2018
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DavidsonRussian
Lake Norman, NC27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
I wish we had had Fiona or one of the other guides for whom 5-star reviews were given. We based our decision to do this tour based on its many 5-star reviews but unfortunately we got the one incoherent guide another reviewer posted about. We stuck with it for 45 minutes and then walked away. In that time, we learned ZERO about any of the buildings/sites we walked by nor did we hear anything about the history of the area as was noted as one of the supposed highlights of the tour. Instead, she rattled on about various forms of torture and asked the audience members to reenact these forms of torture on each other. Just weird and bizarre and not to our taste or expectation. (Our group was my husband and me, our 25 year old son and our 21 year old son.). Really disappointed because I had genuinely looked forward to this tour as a fun and quirky way to learn about Old Quebec.
Written August 10, 2022
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Thank you for your comment. We are sorry if the tour was not what you expected. Our guide have all the same script and do the same tour and all of them ask to the audience to reenact, it's a popular part of the tour. We are talking about criminal system during New France period. If you wanted information about area, maybe take a regular walking tour. We have a lot of interesting company for that in Quebec city. We hope you had a great time in Quebec city.
Written September 7, 2022
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Gereiam G
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The stories while entertaining and gruseome, were delivered in a pantomime style that seems more suited for kids even though the subject discussed is torture. The actor seemed to flub his lines quite often and a few of the stops along the route had nothing to do with the stories being told.
Could have been a lot better with better scripts and acting.
Written August 8, 2023
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We are sorry if our tour wasn't on your expectation.
Written September 6, 2023
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Craig C
Charlottetown, Canada12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We were part of an English speaking group and suspect that this tour would have been very interesting and more enjoyable with a better guide. The guide that led our group was not a great presenter or story teller in English. Unfortunately over experience was below our expectations. We ended up leaving the tour before it was over.
Written August 27, 2023
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Thank you for this review. We are sorry if this tour wasn't on your expectation.That's important for us to improve the quality of the performance of our guides.
Written September 7, 2023
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Jacques C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The tour was fun and interactive. Fiona volunteered us in acting in various parts of history and did bring out some out of their shell. Be prepared to be in your running shoes as the walk is lengthy and at the end, your feet will be prepared to walk back up the hill if your accommodations are back up the hill which is a short mountain.
Written July 15, 2022
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Thank you so much. Fiona will be so happy to read your appréciation.
Written July 19, 2022
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jl17697
Greenville, DE33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We enjoyed how entrenched our tour guide was. She did a great job getting the audience involved. Bring your sense of humor and willingness to participate along with some comfortable shoes as you get in an excellent walk over the hour and a half. The stories were interesting and entertaining.
Written November 7, 2022
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Thank you so much
Written January 17, 2023
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Dan B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Our tour guide was animated, interesting, funny, and involved us all. Great way to explore more of old Quebec City. Just be prepared to walk some gradients and steps as you will visit both upper and lower town. Highly recommend!
Written July 9, 2023
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Thank you so much for this reviews and we hope you add a great time in Quebec city.
Written July 19, 2023
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Pam O
East Setauket, NY63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We attended the walking tour on our first evening in Quebec City. Our guide was funny and kept us entertained. We would have definitely liked it better if more of our stops actually tied to events that occurred there. Enjoyable way to so get a sense of the city and a few good laughs.
Written September 26, 2023
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kvmullett
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The tour was great! We learned a lot about the gruesome history of Quebec. Our tour guide looked great in his costume. It was also a nice might for a walk down from Old Quebec down to the harbor. I really like doing ghost tours and this tour was a really good one.
Written October 20, 2023
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Dan S
Baldwinsville, NY13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When you go to Quebec, take the Les Promenades Fantomes (The Original Ghost Lantern Walking Tour). Mon-Wed the tours start at 8pm and are offered in French or English. The tour is excellent, our tour guide had obviously researched her character and the relevant information, but we found her a fountain of excellent knowledge about all parts of the city! The tour guide dresses up as ghost from the 17th century and gives a tour of the life and times of the character. We throroughly enjoyed our tour on Wednesday in July. Wish that we had been staying to the weekend because on Thursday-Sunday live street action theatre is combinded with other actors to make an even more dynamic performance, will definitely see that on my next trip!
For more information, go to (---)
You have to reserve a spot before 7pm (I recommend earlier if on the weekend, they said that the weekends fill up fast).
Located: 12, rue St-Anne, Quebec G1R 3X2 Canada
Tel: [--]
Sans frais/toll free: [--]
Enjoy!
Written July 25, 2005
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jaihanuman
Toronto9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Starting in the upper town behind a church, the Ghost Lantern Walking Tour (Promenades Fantomes) is led in English or French by a ghostly host/hostess in 17th Century costume.

As they guide you past the familiar landmarks of old Québec, your guide recounts tales, mostly of famous crimes and executions that took place there. The guide we had was well-prepared to answer random questions about other buildings we passed by, and the stories overall were well-researched. The guide made sure to stress the difference between documented facts and popular legends.

The tour winds its way down to the lower part of town, through some eerie back streets, and ending up at Place Royale, the spot where Québec was founded. The tour was a relaxed 90 minute stroll, informative and amusing, occasionally macabre, but not over the top. A good intro to the city.
Written September 17, 2009
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