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Walking Tour of Old Montreal

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Soak in the rich history, culture and heritage of Montreal on this walking tour of Old Montreal. See famous sites such as Notre-Dame Basilica (admission fees included), Place Jacques-Cartier, City Hall and Champ de Mars, and learn about the city's amazing art and spectacular architecture from your guide, all while enjoying the quaint French charm. You can choose to tour the east side, west side or both the east and west sides of Old Montreal.
Highlights
  • Choose between east, west, or full Old Montreal walking tour
  • Leave the directions and logistics to your guide while you focus on the sights
  • Included admission to Notre-Dame Basilica, one of Old Montreal's must-sees
  • In-depth commentary from your guide about Montreal's history
What to Expect
When booking, choose between the east-side (mid-morning departure) or west-side (early afternoon departure) tour. Alternatively, you can book both, which gives you a break for an independent lunch. Meet at the Notre-Dame Basilica, where your guide will give you an orientation before you enter the basilica itself (admission ticket included). Learn about Quebec’s rich religious heritage, and admire the building’s impressive stained-glass windows. From there, set out on foot through the streets of Old Montreal, leaving navigation to your guide. Listen to commentary on the city’s history, architecture, art, and culture as you visit highlights such as Sulpician Seminary, the Champ de Mars, City Hall, St.-Jacques Street, Place Jacques-Cartier, and  Place Royale. End up at the domed public market, Bonsecours Market, which is more than 100 years old. From there, you can explore further on your own with your guide’s suggestions. Since the Basilica is closed on Sunday morning, please note that it is not part of the tour on that day. However, your ticket grants you access to the Basilica during their opening hours on the same day, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Note, independent lunch break in between both tours when booking the 11 a.m. combo tour.
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Departure Point
110 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H2Y 1T1, Canada
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
1: Bonsecours Market Street, Bonsecours Market St, Montreal, QC H2Y, Canada
2: Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History, 350 Place Royale, Montréal, QC H2Y 3Y5, Canada
Inclusions
  • Certified guide services
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • This tour operates year-round
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

Madeline was our guide and she is a winner. Made history interesting even for those of us not too interested in history. Linked past events to current events and perspectives. Took the tour of old Montreal and discovered it was much larger than we realized....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lesly, our guide, was so knowledgeable and her pride and love for her City was obvious. We learned the history of the area, and had time to see a large area without feeling rushed. Lesly definitely went above and beyond. Plus we were so impressed...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Guidatour, Public Relations Manager at Guidatour Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Bonjour CouncilBluffs2015, Thank you for highly recommending our Old Montreal walking tours. We appreciate your enthusiastic comments about your guide Lesley. Best regards, Guidatour's Team

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Guide was knowledgeable and fun. It went at a reasonable pace, and our guide was able to inform and assist us as necessary.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank paulwY8819II
Guidatour, Public Relations Manager at Guidatour Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Bonjour paulwY8819II, Thank you for your 5-star review, we appreciate it! Guidatour's Team

Reviewed 4 days ago

We took both the east and west walking tours, and thoroughly enjoyed both! The pace was good (not too fast, not too slow), and our guide, Isabelle, gave us great info. on the history and culture of Montreal. She connected events from the past with...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Guidatour, Public Relations Manager at Guidatour Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Bonjour Cheryl, Thank you so much for the positive feedback, it is much appreciated! Guidatour's Team

Reviewed 5 days ago

Our tour guide, Angelina, did an excellent job of showing both the east and west of Old Montreal. Highlights included balance of different peoples, honor to the heritage of the city and its architecture, and appreciation for the evolution of uses of the existing properties....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jayn187
Guidatour, Public Relations Manager at Guidatour Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Bonjour jayn187, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed discovering the city with Angelina. Thank you for the positive feedback! Guidatour's Team

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njtraveler282
3 September 2019|
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Response from susanschneider629 | Reviewed this property |
Itis quite a walk, not too many rests along the way. We did the East tour and in my opinion, I would pass....pretty hilly, too! Hate to say this, as the tour is terrific!
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njtraveler282
3 September 2019|
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Response from 999nancyn | Reviewed this property |
Same here. Lots of construction and stopped traffic in the Old City. You might want to park a bit outside the city near a Metro station and take to Place d’Armes.
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bobbew2015
6 August 2019|
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Response from 364MikeA | Reviewed this property |
Unsure about parking. We left our car with the hotel valet.
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