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Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary

Montréal, Canada

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience an overview of Montreal on this guided sightseeing tour of the city. Visit many of Montreal’s top attractions and historical sites like Notre-Dame Basilica, Chinatown, Mount Royal Park, Olympic Stadium, Saint Joseph's Oratory, Old Port, and Old Montreal, to name a few. Hop aboard a comfortable motor coach and get to know the largest city in Quebec province, with live commentary from a professional tour conductor. Montreal hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Sightseeing tour of Montreal aboard a comfortable coach
  • Admire famous sites such as Old Montreal, Notre-Dame Basilica, and St. Joseph's Oratory
  • Soak up the quaint French atmosphere and enjoy live commentary from your knowledgeable guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

See more than you could on foot on this bus tour with easy hotel pickup.

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (only subject to downtown hotels)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary
  • Local taxes
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.

Departure Point

  • 1001 Rue du Square Dorchester
    1001 Rue du Square Dorchester, Montréal, QC H3B 1N1, Canada

    We are located inside the Information Center on the right hand side.

Pickup Details

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Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Get to know the city of Montreal, Quebec and its top attractions on this entertaining and educational guided tour. The tour begins with a downtown Montreal hotel pickup, or meet the guide and the rest of the tour group in the city.

Climb aboard a comfortable motor coach and enjoy the view of the city with a live commentary of interesting facts and stories from an expert guide who knows this historic city inside and out. Learn about the past, present, and future of Montreal, the largest city in Quebec, as the coach rolls along from one location to the next.

Enjoy a journey through time in Old Montréal, located between the St. Lawrence Seaway and the downtown skyscrapers. Founded in 1642, this old town is one of the most popular attractions for visitors and locals alike. It’s also the home of the Notre-Dame-Basilica, widely recognized as one of the most impressive landmarks in the world. The original stained-glass windows here paint a story of Montréal’s religious history.

There’s also Olympic Stadium, created for the Summer Olympic Games in 1976. This architectural masterpiece features the tallest inclined tower in the world at 539 feet (165 meters). Mount Royal Park offers an impressive view of the city from its lookout location and St. Joseph’s Oratory is the largest Italian Renaissance-style basilica in Canada.

Other points of interest include Chinatown, Old Port, Bonsecours Market Building, Place Jacques Cartier, City Hall, Place Ville-Marie, and much more.

It truly is a fun and fast way to get to know the city of Montreal and the many amazing attractions it offers.

Old Montreal

Board a comfortable coach and cruise past hundreds of historical and cultural treasures such as Old Montreal, the historic center of the city that still preserves the charm and influences of bygone eras.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Old Port of Montreal

Soak up the French atmosphere and enjoy panoramic views of the Old Port

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tours are offered in French and English with a professional bilingual guide
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips

You mostly drive past Old Montreal, so head back after the tour to really explore the cute shops and walk down the old streets.
This is a good tour if you only have one day in Montreal.
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Great experience with...
Adel_G, Aug 2022
Great experience with good tours guide clean transportation excellent value for my money Thank you guys
Richard was Great!!! We...
Gregory_M, Aug 2022
Richard was Great!!! We had a great time as he showed us and explained all the magnificent sights in downtown Montreal.
Entertaining and worth the time
Richard_L, Aug 2022
Overall this was a hood tour and we saw a lot. I enjoyed the stop and chance to look around notre dame. There was some really nice history shared. My only concern is some of it was wrong….the American colonies were not french in the 1760’s….if they were, the usa fought and defeated the wrong country for independence. I know it must be hard to get the sound right in the motor coach for everyone to hear but it was defeaning.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Vibrant Montreal!
Tayyaba_K, Aug 2022
The narration by the guide! I learnt some trivia that many would not know. Especially the one about the sculptures named Dialogue.
Our guide.. Jean...
James_B, Aug 2022
Our guide.. Jean Phillpe.. his personal stories added to the whole experience! Just made us want to come back and visit again and again!
Great tour of Montreal!!
Sylvia_J, Aug 2022
Driver/tour guide was well versed while not overly saturated in details. His great sense of humor was an added bonus.
Worth going on to get the lay of the land!
Dianna_H, Jul 2022
Our tour guide, I think his name was Norman was great! He narrated in French and English and drove the bus - very impressive. It gave us a great overview of the city.
Tour guide was...
Suzanne_W, Jul 2022
Tour guide was knowledgeable, personable. Driver did great job navigating narrow streets and construction.
Great tour
Katherine_C, Jul 2022
Norman was entertaining, informative, hardworking, and helpful all tour long. As someone who had never been to Montreal before, this was a great tour to learn some basics about the city, it's history, and get recommendations on other things to check out.
The best !
Chang_K, Jul 2022
Me and my wife did one day bus tour it was great time. It’s nice to see around the Montreal with Gide that knows city well I have Jhon for Gide and driver for cris they both did wonderful job Super nice people and love what they do !
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent Guided Tour
Mohammad_D, Jul 2022
Great tour expertly guided. Enjoyed the short stops and learning about the Montreal history/sites throughout the tour. Our guide greeted every guest and used it to learn about them and point the similarities between Montreal and some cities from which guests had come.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Highly recommend
Mala_S, Jul 2022
Norman was a fantastic tour guide with great knowledge and recommendations. I had sciatica and couldn’t walk a lot and this was perfect for me with a few stops and short walks and the rest on the bus. Plus a great overview of the whole city in a few hours.
Great Tour and Great Guide
Amy_Y, Jul 2022
Our tour guide, Norman, was great. He was very knowledgeable and funny. He and my husband were bantering back and forth about hockey teams, which made it even more entertaining for my husband. We passed/stopped by all of the major places in Montreal and I felt like we were given quite a bit of history about the city. Norman also gave recommendations on where to shop and eat in Old Montreal. Great tour and worth the money.
Perfect and nice tour...
Christophe_d, Jul 2022
Perfect and nice tour with amazing guide, great places, very energized and giving all good places to see
Great tour
Greg_T, Jul 2022
Great guide (Richard) and driver (Frank)...knowledgeable and friendly...saw all the sites of the city
Excellent tour option!
Arthelia_B, Jul 2022
This is an excellent way to see Montreal and all it has to offer. Richard (guide) and Frank(driver) made a dynamic duo in ensuring the tour was comprehensive. Informative and safe. This tour is well worth the time and money and perhaps one of the best ways to get an overview of the history of this great city!
Nice way to see the city!
Sarah_R, Jul 2022
Great way to see the city! Learned a lot from our tour guide. Had photo stops along the way. Bus was comfortable and everyone was friendly.
Great when you want an...
Heather_S, Jul 2022
Great when you want an overview of the city. We saw so much in a short time. We couldn’t have done it otherwise. Thanks!
Good tour - recommended
David_S, Jul 2022
Very excellent tour. The guide was very good and we saw most of the city. I would have liked more stops where we could get off the bus and explore. But otherwise a very good experience.
Excellent tour!
Angela_H, Jun 2022
Excellent tour! Really enjoyed Old Montreal and the view from Mont Royal. The guide was great. Thanks so much!


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