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“Sam was fun!,”

A Free Tour of Quebec
Ranked #2 of 51 Tours in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Sam was a lot of fun, very personable, and provided a very informative tour. Great way to start a visit of QC! Don't miss it, you will love it.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Sam is a wonderful guide with a great sense of humour, huge depth of knowledge about his city and eagerness to make everyone enjoys their stay. The tour will take you places you didn’t know existed. Sam had tips for other affordable activities - some of which I took up.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Great and unique tour of the city. Off the beaten path tour filled with a lot of fun facts and a great overview of this historic city. You will laugh and be amazed with this tour. Sam does a great job and will give you lots of ideas of places to visit and things to do. He does this tour twice a day Monday through Friday. You can give a donation to Sam for the tour which is well deserved. His goal is to do this tour every weekday of the year, even in the wintertime. Help him make his dream come true. He does an excellent job!!!!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Lots of learnings and lots of laughs with Sam. He cares about his craft and his patrons and gave us a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Hess02025
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

I had booked on line well before our visit and received a few reminders. I had anticipated that the group would number about 20 and booking in advance would help Sam to manage this. As it turned out, people just turned up on the day so the group was, in fact over 40, far too large. We have taken a few 'free' waking tours in other places and have always been impressed with the knowledge, information and passion of the guide such that we tip generously. We didn't find out a great deal about the history or special delights of Quebec City, the tour being somewhat trite insofar as gaining information about Alfred Hitchcock and what celebrities had dined at a particular restaurant. Less than half way through, we decided it wasn't for us and quietly slipped away after noticing that another couple had done the same thing, so we didn't feel too bad! It could have been that we were expecting too much having read the reviews on TripAdvisor, or simply that we didn't understand the humour, so didn't 'get' the jokes. Do try it for yourself however as clearly most people on the tour rave about it judging from the 5* reviews, it simply didn't work for us.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Sam333lion, Propriétaire at A Free Tour of Quebec, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2018

Bonjour Bob
I apologize that it did not meet your expectations.

About the number of people on the tour, I always tried to get less than 20 people on tour.
A group over 20 is too difficult and less personal. I can confirm I never had a group over 40.
My website has a booking system that allow a certain number of people.
The average of the group is between 8-20 (in summer time on sunny day)

When people take the complete tour in general people are satisfy and learn a lot about the history of Québec.The tour is filled with different subject like sport,cinema,literature,past history from the French regime to the british one,fun fact and humor.
At the end you know many story that even local doesn’t even known.

Im currently working on a new tour and like I always said at the end of the tour.I take your advice really seriously. The tour is always a work in progress to find a great balance.

Thank you for trying at least and mostly thank you for having interest on it.

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