Raise your hand if you’re excited to explore Québec City this May!

(We’re raising two hands, FYI.)

Thanks to our incredible host sponsor, Québec City Tourism, we have a fantastic line up of tours available to WITS ’18 attendees before and after the official summit weekend. A wide variety of tours are available at multiple times before and after the conference, but spots are sure to fill it quickly, so grab your ticket to WITS and register for tours today!

Just a note that these tours are open only to ticket holders of the 2018 Women in Travel Summit and registrants will be cross-checked. Want to join us? Register for WITS ’18 now! Also note that if after you’ve registered for a tour you find that you can no longer participate, we ask that you please cancel your registration so that we can allow other attendees to take your spot.

WITS ’18 Pre- and Post-Conference Tours

Art & Architecture Tour

Québec City’s rich history lives on in its architecture and cultural treasures. Let a specialist guide you through the streets of Québec to discover its unique buildings and parts of the city’s extensive outdoor art collection. Admire the various architectural styles ranging from the XVI up to the 20th Century created by famous architects and works of art spread throughout the City.

Available:

Wednesday, May 2 at 9:30 am & 1:30 pm
Thursday, May 3 at 9:30 am & 1:30 pm
Friday, May 4 at 9:30 am & 1:30 pm
Monday, May 7 at 9:30 am & 1:30 pm
Tuesday, May 8 at 9:30 am & 1:30 pm

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History & Heritage Tour

Québec City’s history is a multilayered affair — Aboriginal land, the birthplace of French North America, a British colonial city…Share in the storied past of this fortress, seaport, beacon of religion, and seat of power. Its French and British heritage is observable through its institutions and architecture. Unveil the treasures of this coveted stronghold located along the St. Lawrence River, gateway to the Great Lakes and starting point of the exploration of a continent once known as New France.

Available:

Wednesday, May 2 at 9:30 am & 1:30 pm
Thursday, May 3 at 9:30 am & 1:30 pm
Friday, May 4 at 9:30 am & 1:30 pm
Monday, May 7 at 9:30 am & 1:30 pm
Tuesday, May 8 at 9:30 am & 1:30 pm

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Wellness Tour

Le Monastère des Augustines is the heritage site of the first hospital in America north of Mexico. This restored Canadian National Historic Site offers unique experiences, including accommodations in an authentic 17 th century cloister, a museum, a restaurant, and a variety of programs in holistic health. Discover this innovative wellness center, and participate in a dynamic activity designed to stimulate an harmonize the body while promoting self-reflection and renewal. The wellness activity will include a yoga practice that combines stretching and simple poses that anyone can do. It also includes the practice of cardiac coherence, a breathing technique recognized for its benefits on stress, anxiety, sleep, attention, and concentration.

Available:

Wednesday, May 2 at 10:00 am
Thursday, May 3 at 10:00 am
Friday, May 4 at 10:00 am
Monday, May 7 at 10:00 am
Tuesday, May 8 at 10:00 am

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Farm & Market Tour

A charming outing to the countryside! Head over to Île d’Orléans, Québec’s prettiest source of fresh produce. You’ll discover a unique setting where culture and agriculture are in full bloom. Get an insider’s view of the island’s agritourism business and meet some of the artisans who help it thrive: wine makers, cassis producers, cider, chocolate, and nougat. Upon returning to the city make a stop at the Old Port Market and sample more of the region’s finest products.

Available:

Wednesday, May 2 at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm
Thursday, May 3 at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm
Friday, May 4 at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm
Monday, May 7 at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm
Tuesday, May 8 at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm

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First Nations Tour: I am Wendake! Wendake Endi’!

Immerse yourself with the rich history of the Huron-Wendat Nation, the only indigenous community of Quebec City. Share unforgettable moments with guides of nation at the Huron traditional site and discover the history, the culture and the life style of your hosts. Then follow the steps of the bear trail to help you discover the unique Hôtel- Musée Premieres Nations an adaptation to modernity by combining authenticity with hospitality and gastronomy. Come immerse yourself in a warm historical and original atmosphere of the Wendat museum. Conclude your experience with a Wendat inspired hand craft beer at Sagamité, a renowned restaurant offering a unique Canadian indigenous cuisine. And with it all, we know that you will also become Wendake! Tiawenhk, entïio’ chia’ önenh!

Available:

Wednesday, May 2 at 1:00 pm
Thursday, May 3 at 1:00 pm
Monday, May 7 at 1:00 pm

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Food Tour

Do you know what is so special about the food scene in Québec City? Go where the locals go and visit some of their favorite venues and enjoy regional cuisine. During this walking tour, you will sample organic deli, ice cider, maple products, and savoury tidbits from local restaurants and shops. All in the company of a professional guide who will also introduce you to the history of Québec City and its unique architecture.

Available:

Wednesday, May 2 at 2:00 pm
Thursday, May 3 at 2:00 pm
Monday, May 7 at 2:00 pm
Tuesday, May 8 at 2:00 pm

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Microbrew Tour

Put on your walking shoes and follow your guide on a stroll through Saint-Roch, epicentre of Québec’s brewing scene. This neighbourhood has come a long way over the years and is now home to some thriving urban culture, great local shops, and standout microbreweries. Visit a brewhouse and learn about the process while you pick up some fun facts about beer and Québec City. Beer tasting, snacks, and general merriment included!

Available:

Wednesday, May 2 at 2:00 pm
Thursday, May 3 at 2:00 pm
Monday, May 7 at 2:00 pm
Tuesday, May 8 at 2:00 pm

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St-Roch Québec Food Tour

The Saint-Roch food tour is a guided 3 hour walking tour, with 6 tasting locations showcasing the rich, vast Saint-Roch foodscape. Each stop has its own area of refined expertise and unique flavours. The tour is designed to sample a variety of the best food from the area, including locally farmed raw milk cheese, and decadent chocolates. The food tastings you’ll enjoy on the tour make up a hearty, satisfying lunch, so come hungry! The tasting locations visited range from passionate cheese makers, to a craft beer gastro-pub, and even to a wholesome vegan bistro!

Available:

Wednesday, May 2 at 11:00 am
Thursday, May 3 at 11:00 am
Monday, May 7 at 11:00 am
Tuesday, May 8 at 11:00 am

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Click to Tweet: If you’re coming to #WITS18 you won’t want to miss the incredible tours organized by @TourismQuebec! Food tours, microbrewery stops, exploration of First Nation heritage, and more: these tours are packed with incredible experiences in the #quebecregion. Can’t wait for May!