About Us

Who we are: we thrive tourism!

HQ Services Touristiques is a woman-owned small business located in the heart of Old Quebec. Our business is highly relationship-oriented; we provide tip-top services to all our honoured guests, we cultivate mutual-benifical bonds with our partners and, most importanly we gratify our passionate hard-working tour guides. You may participate in our group or private walking tours and in our Gourmet Food Tours and we can also customize your tour in Quebec City.   Let us be your personal assistant and local expert in Quebec City!

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Our Services

We offer much more than walking tours!

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Private Tours and Group Tours

Enjoy a VIP escape tailored just for you or join the fun with our Group Tours. Ideal for solo wanderers, friends, or families. Say hello to new friendships, shared laughter, and unforgettable moments.

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High-end Food Tours

Discover our High-end Food Tours. Immerse yourself in captivating historical landmarks and savor delectable local cuisine—all at an unbeatable price.

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Countryside Tours

Discover the enchanting beauty of Quebec's countryside with our immersive tours. Traverse rolling hills, charming villages, and scenic riverbanks as our expert guides share tales of local history and culture.

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Shore Excursions

Explore Quebec City with the best Shore Excursions tailored for cruise ship passengers. Our expert guides will lead you through the historic streets of Old Quebec, showcasing iconic landmarks and hidden gems.

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Step-On Tours

Embark on a hassle-free exploration of Quebec City with our Step-On Tours. Utilize your own coach bus as our expert guides join you, offering insightful commentary and highlighting the city's iconic landmarks.

Why Choose Us

Commitment to Quality

With a focus on professionalism, passion, and attention to detail, HQ Tourism Services strives to ensure every tour is exceptional, delivering memorable and enriching experiences that go beyond the typical tourist attractions.

Small Group Tours

HQ Tourism Services emphasizes intimate, small-group tours, providing a more personalized and engaging experience, where you can ask questions and connect with your guide and fellow travelers.

Unique Experiences on Private Tours

We craft unique and personalized tours, allowing you to explore Quebec City in a way that suits your interests, whether it's gourmet food tours or historical excursions

Local Expertise

HQ Tourism Services work with experienced local guides who have an in-depth knowledge of Quebec City, its history, culture, and hidden gems, ensuring you receive an authentic and insightful tour experience.

Emilie is on her way to revolutionize tourism in Quebec City

Émilie Pelletier, now the proud owner of HQ Tourism Services, is a 25-year-old entrepreneur and certified tour guide. Émilie is on her way to revolutionize tourism in Quebec by providing the service she would like to receive herself when travelling. She emphasizes friendship, professionalism, transparency, generosity, and passion when dealing with her customers. Émilie takes care of every little detail that can make all the difference in delivering a memorable experience. Also, she cares for her amazing team of tour guides and her guides care for her.

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It all started 10 years ago

After graduating from SUNY Plattsburgh in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism management, Hongying Tang, a chinese immigrant, discovered a deep connection to Quebec City. Eager to apply what she had learned, she  founded HQST, an in-bond travel agency, to introduce Sino-speaking travelers to Eastern Canada. However, life took an unexpected turn, and her agency began specializing in Quebec City-based tours, leveraging her strong relationships with Old Quebec restaurant owners due to the trilingual maps she was making for them at the time. This gave rise to gourmet tours, appealing to those seeking exquisite experiences, in 2016. Now a mother of two amazing boys, she realized the importance of spending more time at home, which led her to pass on her company to Emilie Pelletier in 2022. Hongying now owns a well-being center called Æsthesia Energy Healing.  We are forever grateful to Hongying amazing contribution to the tourism industry.

Client Testimonials

Read firsthand experiences and glowing testimonials that capture the essence of our unforgettable Quebec City tours

“Our tour guide Yves was as knowledgeable as he was funny.. This tour was a bargain for the amount of info and sites we saw. I highly recommend it for anyone with a couple hours to spend exploring the Old Quebec area of the city.”
“We loved this tour. Our guide Dominique loves what she does, and it shows. She is passionate about Quebec and sharing her knowledge and history of the city.”
“Our walking tour of Old Quebec with Guide Marie in English was lovely! She was knowledgeable and delightful! Highly recommend!”