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  • Location:Montreal, Canada
  • Duration:Varies

Walking Tour of Old Montreal

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.


  • 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 three different itineraries to suit your preferences

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What You Can Expect

Walking Tour of Old 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, or tour both the east and west sides on a 3-hour tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Carole was a fantastic guide! Accommodating, knowledgeable, and friendly

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our guide, Bruno, was knowledgeable and engaging. It was a very enjoyable 1.5 hours. Well worth the money. We toured the East side of Old Montreal, and we can't wait to go back and tour the west side on a warmer day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We enjoyed the tour, Carole was very informative and animated in telling us about our history of Montreal and Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

An excellent tour. A very well informed, friendly and humorous guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent tour of Old Montreal East. Notre Dame Basilica is a must see. Our Tour guide George is excellent and very knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Enjoyed our tour with Peggy. She was very informative and answered any question anyone had. It was the first day in Montreal and the tour was very helpful in getting the layout of Old Montreal. Would definitely encourage anyone who is considering a walking tour to take it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was easy to find our tour starting point booked online. Our guide was friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. We had a small group so we were able to easily interact with our guide. He gave us excellent information. We completed our tour and he gave us information on where to catch the bus for our lunch experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Nicole did a very good job showing us the western part of old Montreal. The tour was very interesting. We learnt a lot about the history of the town, in which we just arrived to live for three years.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour! We did both the East and West Old Montreal Tours and it was a great time! Our tour guide Georges was knowledgeable, funny and engaging and learned so much about the area. Old Montreal is a quaint, European style town with a lot of character and history. Wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen as there is a lot of walking obviously!. Taking the tour will help you get to know the area much better and we found it very helpful. I absolutely recommend it to anyone going to Montreal!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Perfect way to see Old Montreal. We did the combination of East and West. Carole was our guide and she was fantastic. The walking tour was fast paced and covered a lot of ground. Could have used a little bit longer break between the two activities for lunch but it was a great time.

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