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3 Days in Montreal: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, July 2014

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Montreal is Canada's second largest city and considered by many to be "the cultural-capital of Canada." It was recently named the UNESCO city of design and is a huge economic and cultural center. Although it is the second largest French-speaking city in the world (behind only Paris), it is a mixing pot of over one hundred nationalities, giving it a vibrancy and charm. In the summer, Montreal also comes alive with jazz and rock music festivals, as well as animation festivals and live theatre.

Day 1: Montreal Day Tour

The Montreal Day tour is a great way to see the city. You buy a ticket for a hop-on hop-off tram, which includes local commentary and guides. The tram stops at around two hundred points of interest, so that you really get a sense of the city as a whole. Highlights include the Notre-Dame Basilica, with breathtaking interior decoration, the Olympic Park, which was built for the 1976 Olympic Games and St. Joseph's Oratory, a basilica which sits on top of Mount Royale and has the second largest dome in the world.

Day 2: Bike Tour and Old Montreal

This relaxed bike tour takes you through some of the pedestrianized areas of Montreal that you may have missed the day before during your hop-on hop-off tour. You will cycle through the Latin quarter, La Fontaine park and into the Victorian-built Golden Square mile. Then you’ll swing through the business district and finish in the Old City. This tour only lasts half a day, so once you're in the Old City you’ll have plenty of time to go back and visit the sights you wanted to see more of.

Day 3: Day Trips from Montreal

This magnificent day trip takes you to the heart of French Canada, a city that is divided into old and new – to the point where you can get an elevator ride between the two! Formerly a colonial city, Quebec has plenty of fascinating historical sites – such as the Citadel, the largest fortification in North America, and the Plains of Abraham, where the French and English armies famously fought in 1759. Arguably the biggest highlight of this tour, though, is the chance to see Montmorency Falls, a waterfall bigger than the Niagara Falls.

Tours & Tickets

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Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip from Montreal

4.5 star rating: Recommended 663 Reviews

Visit the historic heart of French Canada on this day trip from Montreal to Quebec City. On your sightseeing tour, see famous landmarks including Place ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $102.52

Montreal City Guided Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 545 Reviews

See the best of Montreal on this sightseeing tour with a professional guide. Aboard a coach, admire more than 200 top Montreal attractions and landmarks while ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $48.56

Montreal City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 223 Reviews

Create your own itinerary and set your own timetable with a two-day ticket on the Montreal City Hop-on Hop-off Tour. Get on and off as you please at any of ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: Flexible

From USD $48.56

Walking Tour of Old Montreal or Downtown Montreal

4.5 star rating: Recommended 159 Reviews

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, Place ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $11.73

Montreal Dinner Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 35 Reviews

Feel the Southern breeze and taste a colorful meal during the Montreal Dinner Cruise. Enjoy the exclusive atmosphere on the Cavalier Maxim, a five-course ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $116.54

Gourmet Train Ride from Quebec to the Charlevoix Region Including Dinner

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

See the sun set over the Charlevoix countryside as you travel by train from Quebec, dining on a sumptuous 4-course dinner! As you feast from a menu designed by ...  Read more

Location: Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $151.07

Small-Group Quebec Wine Tour from Montreal with Optional Gourmet Lunch and Cheese Tasting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 Reviews

Delight your taste buds on this small-group wine-tasting tour from Montreal to Quebec wine country. Choose either the afternoon tour or the full-day tour, and ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: Varies

From USD $96.05

Flavors of Old Montreal Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

Discover the delicious culinary delicacies of Old Montreal on this 2.5-hour food walking tour. Taste your way through Montreal's oldest district, making stops ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 2.5 hours

From USD $55.38

Round-Trip Gourmet Train Ride from Quebec City to Baie-Saint-Paul

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Board Le Massif de Charlevoix train in Quebec City and ride to the town of Baie-Saint-Paul, passing along the banks of stunning St Lawrence River! Admire ...  Read more

Location: Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $247.13

Montreal Seaplane Tour

See Montreal from above on a 20- or 25-minute seaplane flight that takes in the city’s top sights. Enjoy bird’s-eye views of the St Lawrence River, Old ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 20 to 25 minutes

From USD $130.46

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