3 Days in Montreal: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, May 2015

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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.

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Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip from Montreal

4.5 star rating: Recommended 930 Reviews

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 12 hours

From USD $81.66

Walking Tour of Old Montreal

4.5 star rating: Recommended 295 Reviews

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: Varies

From USD $18.56

Pilot for a Day: Fly a Plane Over Montreal

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: Varies

From USD $118.03
From USD $136.59

Grévin Wax Museum Admission in Montreal

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: Flexible

From USD $12.62

Montreal Dinner Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 49 Reviews

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 4 hours

From USD $96.87

Montreal Bike Tour with Bites

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 3 hours

From USD $50.37

Jewish Neighborhood Food Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

From USD $64.58

Montreal Paddleboat Rental

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: Varies

From USD $18.99

Montreal Quadricycle Rental

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: Varies

From USD $18.99

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