Just got back from Quebec City

May 14th, 2002, 12:48 PM
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Just got back from Quebec City

4 days and it was wonderful!! I'm trying to clear my desk right now, but I'll post my trip report soon. Thanks to everyone for their help. If any of you Fodorites have questions on your upcoming trips to QC, I'll try my best to answer them
 
May 14th, 2002, 01:46 PM
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Hi SJK,

Where did you stay? My fiance and I want to take a trip there and we're sort of on a budget. Looking at under $100 CDN. Is this realistic? Where are good places to stay? I've never been before.
 
May 14th, 2002, 02:00 PM
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Manoir Ste Genevieve, right across Jardin des Gouverneurs from the Chateau Frontenac, a small (6-8 room) hotel in a 180-yr-old former British army officer's house, about 100 yards up from the Promenade. Under $CDN 100, and ask for Rooms 1 or 4(they're the biggest). If memory serves, 294-1666 (418). Ask about parking.
 
May 14th, 2002, 03:07 PM
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Where: Re Manoir Ste G: that's 694-1666, not 294-1666. Sorry, memory does not serve as it once did.
 
May 15th, 2002, 06:49 AM
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Stayed at Auberge St. Louis. For two people, in a queen-sized bed w/ it's own bath it was $89/day with breakfast included. Breakfast was taken at La Petite Chateau creperie just down the road. Very filling and very good
 
May 15th, 2002, 03:47 PM
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I'll be in Quebec City for the day in early June on a cruise. We're looking for a brief sightseeing tour give us an overview of the major sights - and then take off on our own. Are there any bus tours that you know of?
 
May 15th, 2002, 06:08 PM
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David,
We signed up for oldquebectours.com. We will be on the Galaxy. What ship will you be on? It is a lot less money than the ship tour. Do not put your credit card number on their site, as whoever designed their website failed to make it secure but do browse the tours. We are doing the town and countryside tour. Their buses are a lot smaller than the ones the ship uses. We will still have plenty of time to venture out on our own after the tour. The toll free number is 1 800 267 8687. They pick you up at the gangplank and you can pay then. I spoke with Remi who seemed very nice.
 
May 17th, 2002, 08:10 AM
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Quebec City is very much a walking city. Yes, you could take a bus tour that drove you up one street, down another, and see the walls of the citadel, etc, but a walking tour of the inner city may be a better bet. http://www.quebecregion.com/ has some listed.
 
May 17th, 2002, 06:58 PM
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Hello Pat:
We too are sailing on Galaxy May 27 out of Baltimore. I saw a thread on our sailing on Cruise Critic. Looks like people are getting together on the ship to meet. Have you seen this thread?
I am sure we will have a great cruise. We have sailed Celebrity many times and enjoy the line.
Still undecided about the Quebec City tour, but thanks for your information.
 
May 17th, 2002, 07:42 PM
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You self-congradulatory people make me sick. You have nothing to offer other than "Just returned from blah blah blah and loved it."

This helps no one. You're just sad people who need to brag. Post a real trip report with helpful info or go back to pasting your boarding tickets into you scrap book you imbecile.
 
May 18th, 2002, 02:32 AM
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Calm down there x! Some people prefer this to a trip report telling them about every minute detal of the trip. I would rather see people on this board like sjk who are willing to come back and answer people's questions!!

BTW, heading to the East Coast this summer - I'm sure we will love it. Any questions x?
 
Jun 2nd, 2002, 09:01 PM
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Dear X, Rather than call someone an imbecile, remember you are pointing some of those fingers back at yourself. Perhaps you should learn to spell basic words! Congradulatory? Congratulations and related words have a "t", not a "d."
And you call someone else an imbecile?
 
Jun 3rd, 2002, 01:32 PM
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Hmmm... Thanks X for bringing this post back up and reminding me that I have a "REAL" trip report to post. Stayed at Auberge St. Louis on Rue St. Louis and it was a nice, clean hotel. No real "frills" but a very friendly staff, clean, and the breakfast (included) was a choice of 4 different meal choices at La Petite Chateau Creperie down the road. All taxes & tips included. We found it to be a pretty good deal.

Ate dinner at a number of good restaurants. The two that really stand out are Portofino and Auberge du Tresor. The latter has a very romantic setting, complete w/ a little guitar player who sings both french and english songs. The food was very good, and reasonably priced. There are also a number of creperies along Rue St. Jean that we ducked into... the crepes didn't quite taste as good as those on the streets of Paris, but it brought back fond memories

Shopping: Rue St. Jean, and Quartier Petite Champlain (take the furnicular down the cliff). Lots of art galleries and cool stuff to spend $$ on. 2 internet cafes that we found to check email, etc: both were on (or just off) Rue St. Jean. One is next to Portofino and the other right outside the city gates.

Transport: got a cab from the airport to the hotel, which was w/in the old city. Fixed cost (~23.5$). Didn't need a car for w/in the city. Got lots of exercise walking around, and especially climbing all the steps. Did get a car for a daytrip out to St. Anne d'Beaupre and the falls. really pretty area.

There is a tourist info office in the square across from the Chateau Frontenac. Pretty helpful w/ lots of info you can pick up. Open 7 days. And the Chateau Frontenac gives tours. Ask at the concierge to sign-up. Cost $7/person. They take you through all the floors, etc. Really worth it, cause you get a perspective of the city as well.

And again, any questions, please post them and I can try to answer
 

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