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Depending on the start time selected at checkout, greet your guide at Café Olimpico Old Montreal, at the William Gray Hotel.
Set off on a walking tour of Old Montreal (Vieux-Montreal), focusing primarily on the Old Port area, one of Canada’s most wealthy and important areas.
Wander over cobbled streets, admire historic architecture, and poke your head into ubiquitous galleries, bookshops, and bars. Stop for coffee and cake in Crew Cafe, located in the beautiful Royal Bank Building before ending at the Notre-Dame Basilica.
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Our tour guide was absolutely fabulous! She lives in Montreal and presented such an exuberant appeal for her city! She took us to places in Montreal we wouldve never found on our own and told us the history behind such places as the Canadian World Trade Center and the Canadian banks. The tour of the old town was done exceptionally well! We also got to see at the musee point a calibere, a magnificent presentation on the history of Montreal which should not be missed! Our tour guide also made excellent suggestions for after the walking tour to go further explore in old Montreal. We got to eat authentic French style croissants on one of our stops and they were absolutely delicious! I cannot recommend this walking tour enough!
What a great experience! Old Montreal is an interesting place and Jean Philippe was a wonderful guide. He clearly loves his city and enjoys sharing its history and highlights. He had great stories and anecdotes that added a lot of color and interest to the historical facts that he shared with us. He was very receptive to our questions and customized his talk in response to our interests and backgrounds. While this was a tour of Old Montreal, my wife and I were also interested in the history of Jews in Montreal and another couple was interested in the history of Chinese immigrants to the city. Jean Philippe added interesting bits of history and information on both subjects to his talk, as we walked the city. When he was talking about the 1967 World's Fair that was hosted on the island off the Old Port, J.P. pulled out a couple of vintage Viewmasters from his personal collection with photos of the Fair for us to look at while he talked about the buildings that remained from the exposition. During a break on our tour we gathered around maps of the city and J.P. gave us lots of recommendations on other things to see and do in Montreal. The tour began at the Point-a-Calliere museum with a 16 minute film that surveyed the history of Montreal. The film was well worth seeing and provided a nice context for the walking tour of the Old City. This three hour tour is a little longer and a little more expensive than many other walking tours that I saw advertised, but we definitely got our money's worth and are very glad that we decided on this one. I recommend the tour highly, and look forwarded to taking this firm's tours of other parts of the city, the next time we visit Montreal. I am not sure if it is possible to book a particular guide, but would be delighted to take other tours with Jean Philippe.
Elyse Levesque, our tour leader, was a highly knowledgeable and delightful. She provided our group with a well-rounded introduction to Old Montreal, a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The tour was well planned and executed. We highly recommend it!
Our tour guide was knowledgable and enthusiastic about Montreal. It began with a film at a museum that gave an overview of the peoples and development of Montreal. As we continued the tour gave us a feel of the transformation of Old Town Montreal from the 1600s to the present, from the cobbled streets to the underground city. We were on a cruise and needed to leave about 30 minutes early so our tour guide was able accommodate us while making sure we missed as little as possible. We would definitely recommend this tour and this company.
Our guide Tom walked us around Old Montreal. He is a native of Montreal, English and French-speaking, informative, friendly and funny. We had a wonderful time walking in the mist and cloudy sky for 3 hours. I could have continued all day with Tom. Thank you for sharing your love of Montreal with us.
This tour was fabulous! Tom was was an outstanding tour guide with lots of personality. He was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. If we ever return to Montreal we would request another tour with Thomas!!
If you're lucky, you'll get Catherine!
what a great day, great tour.. she was a font of information, just a pleasure to be with. we had 3 hours to get a good lay of the land,
some interesting history, a bit of advice to what to make sure we see during our visit..just a great high recommendation on this !
My wife and I loved it!
This tour was extraordinary and mae me fall in love with Montreal. We were a small group and it felt like walking around a beautiful city with a friend who knew all about it. The tour guide Thom was very well informed, super sweet, and answered all of our questions with a smile and a lot of grace. I highly recommend chosing this tour. it will change the way you see and think of Montreal!
Excellent informative easy paced walking tour
The guide was very knowledgeable and curious about his us an adapted his tour to our interests
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