3 Days in Montreal: Suggested Itineraries
By Viator, September 2014
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
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.)
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.)
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
Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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
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
Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)