4.5 star rating: Recommended 170 Reviews

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

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 Jacques-Cartier, City Hall and Champ de Mars, and learn about the city's amazing art and spectacular architecture from your guide, all while enjoying the quaint French charm. You can choose to tour the east side, west side or both the east and west sides of Old Montreal, or choose the 75-minute tour to explore downtown Montreal and the International District.


  • Walking tour of Old Montreal with a knowledgeable local guide
  • Walk through Place d'Armes and Place Jacques-Cartier, two beatiful squares
  • See Notre-Dame Basilica, City Hall, Bonsecours Market and more
  • Hear stories and facts about the city's rich history, culture and architecture
  • Choose from four different itineraries to suit your preferences

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What You Can Expect

Walking Tour of Old Montreal or Downtown Montreal

Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal

Meet your guide near Notre-Dame Basilica to begin your walking tour of Old Montreal, the city's historic heart. Admire the the masterful Gothic Revival architecture of this basilica as you follow your knowledgable local guide at a leisurely pace.

You'll learn about this amazing city's rich history, French heritage and bustling culture as you roam the streets and visit top Montreal attractions such as Place d'Armes, Royal Bank, Place Jacques-Cartier, St Jacques and City Hall.

Stroll down St Paul Street and explore Champ de Mars, a public park that was once the site of Montreal's city walls. Don't miss Bonsecours Market, which has served as Montreal's main public market for more than 100 years! Your tour will conclude here.

You can choose to tour the east side or west side of Old Montreal on a 1.5-hour tour; the tour of both the east and the west sides is 3 hours. Or, you can choose the 75-minute tour of downtown Montreal and the International District to see highlights including Dorchester Square, Place Ville-Marie, Victoria Square, Montréal's World Trade Center and Palais des Congrès.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

We did the east and west side tours of Old Montreal. The pace of the tour was nice and we had lots of time to take pictures in the Notre Dame (the fact that the visit to the church was included with the tour was very nice too). We had two different guides and both were very friendly and answered all questions well. The guides were both very knowledgable and we learned a lot about Montreal. We also took advantage of our ticket discount with the archaeology museum. The museum was neat to see as well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

There were only two of us who took the downtown Montreal tour the morning I went. It was great. Our guide knew a lot of information (having lived in the city for a long time). It wasn't a hard walk, just a nice way to see the area and get a feel for what goes on in the various buildings. So much history!

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