Visit Montreal’s historic centerpiece on this guided walking tour of Old Montreal. Discover the history, heritage, architecture and culture in this, the oldest area of the city of Montreal, dating back to New France. Choose between a 1.5-hour tour around the east or west sides of Old Montreal or a 3-hour tour around both. See famous sites such as Notre-Dame Basilica, Place Jacques-Cartier, Bonsecours Market, Montreal City Hall and Champ de Mars, to name a few. Admission to Notre-Dame Basilica included.
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
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Get an overview of Old Montreal with bonus admission to Notre Dame Basilica.
Choose to explore the east or west side of Old Montreal on a 1.5-hour tour, or select both the east and west sides on a 3-hour adventure. Meet the guide and the rest of the tour group near the famous Notre-Dame Basilica, located at 110 Notre-Dame Street West, at the corner of Saint Sulpice Street, to begin this walking tour of Old Montreal, the historic centerpiece of this largest city in Quebec. Notre-Dame Basilica is widely recognized as one of the most impressive landmarks in the world. It’s one of the crown jewels in Quebec's rich religious heritage and a focal point in Montreal’s history. In fact, the original stained-glass windows here paint a story of Montréal’s religious history. Moving along, learn about this city’s rich history, French heritage, architecture and culture while roaming the maze of narrow streets. Visit some of Old Montreal’s public squares, like Place d’Armes, Place Royale and Place Jacques-Cartier, witnessing the monuments and works of art on display there. Other points of interest include the 5-story Montreal City Hall; Champ de Mars, a public park that used to be the site of Montreal’s city walls; the former “Wall Street” of Canada, St-Jacques Street; and no visit to Old Montreal is complete without a picture of the Sulpician Seminary, the oldest building of the historic district. The tour concludes at Bonsecours Market, a 2-story, domed public market which has served as Montreal's main public market for more than 100 years.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Jan 2019
Great history, amazing tour guide, amazing group tour with people from different cities or provinces from Canada and USA.
Bought the combo walking tour. East tour was fantastic, and would earn five stars. The west tour was a bit boring, and did not provide the same level of interesting facts and insights, earning 3 stars. Do the west tour if you have nothing better to do...
Camille was knowledgeable and interesting. She gave us wonderful information about old Montreal as well as where else we may want to tour. We left wishing we had time to go on her next tour. I've had great tours with Viator in other cities and this one lived up to expectations.
Our group of six thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour of old Montreal. Our guide, Donovan was excellent and very well versed on the history of the area. The tour operator was very accommodating to our request to switch the tour from Friday because of heavy rainfall to Saturday without any penalty at the last minute. We did the morning and afternoon tour on the same day! It was a wonderful day of exploring!
Appreciated learning the history of Montreal and the relationship between the French and English. The Basilique of Notre Dame was the most beautiful cathedral I've ever seen.Showing us how many of the downtown buildings had been converted for other uses led us to return and enjoy them further.