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Walking Tour of Old Montreal

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Montréal, Canada
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1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 1 more

Overview

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 shorter tour around either the east or west sides of Old Montreal or a longer 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 short tour, or select both the east and west sides on an extended 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.

Since the Basilica is closed on Sunday morning, please note that it is not part of the tour on that day. However, your ticket grants you access to the Basilica during their opening hours on the same day, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Note, independent lunch break in between both tours when booking the 11 a.m. combo tour.

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So glad we took this tour
c2cool
, Sep 2019
Isabelle was a wonderful guide. We took both the east and west and tours. Isabell made us aware of the history of Montreal and made it come alive! She changed up the tour to fit up the needs of our group. The piece was perfect the information was on point. I so appreciate this tour
Great walking tour!
c0lgates
, Sep 2019
Our guide Ronny was extremely good. He was energetic, informative, and had great enthusiasm.The tour is well worth 90 minutes of your time. Great way to see top sites in a short period of time.
Great Tour!
Avoidduplicity
, Sep 2019
I love to take tours when I visit a new city but this was my first walking tour. The tour kind was knowledgeable and personable. She was prompt and I enjoyed the sites. I would recommend it to friends/family.
Very informative and cool
miguele173
, Sep 2019
The guide was very friendly and had a very good english, he also was very open for questions. the tour is very complete.
Great!
mrmetzler
, Sep 2019
Very informative, educational and fun!! My tour guide --- Martin was very knowledgeable and kind. I enjoyed both walking tours and I would recommend him!
Great Experience
David J
, Sep 2019
Our guide Carole took our group of about 20 on a great walking tour of old town Montreal. She was informative, made sure everyone could hear her and kept the group together. Her pace was perfect, not too fast and not too slow. We had one lady being pushed in a wheelchair and she kept up fine. The tour lasted about 90 minutes and Carole made herself available afterwards for questions. Unfortunately the couple with the wheelchair took a spill toward the end of the tour and he hurt his wrist. Carole took care of the situation and called the paramedics for him and stayed with them until help arrived.
walking tour of old montreal - east & West
Casey9163
, Sep 2019
Fantastic tour and our guide- Angelina , was the best guide I have ever had. We were 13 in our group. She covered all the sites. She was so knowledgeable and easy to understand. Her suggestions for additional areas to explore or cafes to visit were spot on. Excellent day. I feel I really got to know and love Montreal.
Fun and knowledgeable
Jan T
, Sep 2019
Lesley was a great tour guide , lots but not too much information, relaxed and casual, we are on holiday after all, adapted for size of group and added bits on when we were smaller. Thanks
East & West Old Montreal
Michal R
, Sep 2019
We did the East first and then West after lunch. The tour guide repeated himself a bit with information but overall it was very informative. The architecture and history was amazing. I wish we had more time to sit and enjoy a nice lunch. We had to grab a quick bite to eat and give ourselves time to return to the Basilica for the afternoon tour.
Good time
Amanda L
, Sep 2019
Ellsie was very knowledgable, she made the tour fun and gave some great tips. Would definitely recommend.

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