- Sightseeing tour of Montreal and Olympic Park aboard a comfortable train
- Admire famous sites such as Old Montreal, Notre-Dame Basilica and St Joseph's Oratory on a 3-hour sightseeing tour
- Soak up the quaint French atmosphere and enjoy live commentary from your knowledgeable guide
- Enjoy an extended visit to Olympic Park
- View Montreal from the top of the Olympic Tower
- Add a visit to the Botanical Gardens/Insectarium or the Biodome and Botanical Gardens/Insectarium
What You Can Expect
Board a comfortable tram and cruise past hundreds of historical and cultural treasures such as Old Montreal, the historic center of the city that preserves the charm and influences of bygone eras. Soak up the French atmosphere and enjoy panoramic views of the Old Port as you continue to Notre-Dame Basilica, a masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture.
Arrive at must-see Mt Royal Park, a scenic lookout that offers a striking view of the downtown area and the river. This scenic lookout offers a striking view of the downtown area and the river. Atop Mt Royal, you'll be greeted by St Joseph's Oratory, one of the world's most-visited shrines. The basilica's huge dome reaches 320 feet (97 meters), and is second in height only to St Peter's basilica in Rome.
Other highlights include City Hall, Bonsecours Market, Place Jacques Cartier, Place Ville Marie, Chinatown and more. You'll have plenty of photo opportunities during your tour, and your friendly, professional guide will provide informative commentary on all the sights you see.
When the sightseeing portion of your tour is over, spend up to three hours at Montreal’s Olympic Park, built for the 1976 Summer Olympic Games and home to four major attractions: the Biodome, the Botanical Gardens, the Insectarium and the Olympic Tower, where you'll spend approximately 45 minutes. Ride the elevator that glides along the tower’s exterior at an amazing 45-degree angle to the top of the tower, from where you'll enjoy unforgettable views over Montreal.
To complete your time at Olympic Park, visit either one or two of the following attractions: the Botanical Gardens, the Insectarium or the Biodome.
Spend approximately 45 minutes wandering through Montreal’s Botanical Gardens, home to 22,000 plant species.
Your 45-minute visit to the Insectarium explores the fascinating world of insects, with a collection of more than 150,000 specimens.
Your Biodome visit of approximately 45 minutes takes you through replicas of America’s four ecosystems, filled with live plants and animals. Walk through a humid tropical rainforest, see an underwater observatory replicating the St Lawrence marine ecosystem and watch playful penguins in Polar World.
This tour is definitely highly recommended The guide (Jean?) was excellent too. Great value for money. One issue - it wasn't entirely clear beforehand whether there would be an opportunity to tour the actual stadium itself. I was able to work out a plan to fit that in during the lunch break but it would have been helpful to clarify that beforehand.
We enjoyed the City Tour very much. We stayed on the bus for the whole route and then decided which places we wanted to stop at. We went to the Hockey Hall of Fame which was outstanding. We spent so much time here there was not enough time to see anything else. We wish the bus ran longer hours.