3 Days in Montreal: Suggested Itineraries
By Viator, January 2015
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
Tours & Tickets
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
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
Delight your taste buds with this small-group wine-tasting tour from Montreal to Quebec wine country. This tour is a unique winter experience that reveals the ... Read more
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
Discover the food and wine of the Iberian Peninsula without leaving Montreal on this food walking tour. With a knowledgeable culinary guide, visit Spanish, ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)