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Visit Montreal’s historic centerpiece on this guided, 90-minute 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. Explore the public squares of Place Jacques-Cartier, Place d’Armes and Place Royale. Roam the historic streets of Saint-Jacques, Saint Paul, Notre-Dame and Rue de la Commune, then stroll along the river banks of the Old Port of Montreal. See famous sites such as Notre-Dame Basilica, Champ de Mars, Saint-Sulpice Seminary and many more.

Highlights

  • 1.5-hour guided walking tour of western and eastern Old Montreal
  • Explore the public squares of Place Jacques-Cartier, Place d’Armes and Place Royale
  • Meander down the historic streets of Saint-Jacques, Saint Paul, Notre-Dame and rue de la Commune
  • Stroll along the riverbank of Old Port and admire the architecture of Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal
  • Learn the city’s history, culture and development from an expert guide
  • Choose from one morning and two afternoon departures to suit your schedule

What You Can Expect

Old Montreal Walking Tour

Pause to admire Place Jacques-Cartier

Meet the guide and the rest of the tour group at a central café in Old Montreal to explore the historic centerpiece of this largest city in Quebec. Visit the top attractions in both the east and west parts of Old Montreal on this 90-minute walking tour.

Learn about this city’s rich history, French heritage, architecture and culture while roaming the maze of narrow streets like Saint-Jacques (the former Wall Street of Canada), Saint Paul, Notre-Dame and Rue de la Commune — plus some hidden courtyards. Stroll along the river banks at the Old Port of Montreal and visit some of the city’s public squares, like Place d’Armes, Place Royale and Place Jacques-Cartier, witnessing the impressive monuments and beautiful works of art on display there. 

See the famous Notre-Dame Basilica, 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 past.

Other points of interest include Champ de Mars, a public park that used to be the site of Montreal’s city walls; and no visit to Old Montreal is complete without a picture of the Saint-Sulpice Seminary, the oldest building of the historic district.

Customer Reviews

Heather H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We had a great time on our walking tour with Megan, she was very engaging. We saw lots of things we would have otherwise just walked past with without knowing what we were passing. Well worth the time and money.

Thomas M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Leslie M L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great guide! Great tour! Saw places I would not have seen had I walked on my own.

Jim P

4 star rating: Recommended August 2016

Renae was a great tour guide. It was cool to see things we would not have seen on our own.

Marina V

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2015

Unfortunately there were not enough bodies to fill this specific tour and the company had personally called me and upgraded my friend and I to the hop on hop off tour at no extra cost. Which ended up being a way better deal than we could have every imagined. The hop on hop off is worth the money.
good costumer services and friendly staff throughout the whole process.

Jayne K

1 star rating: I do not recommend this October 2016

This tour was terrible...not at all worth the money or time! The guide was redundant, tired, and certainly didn't tell us much. I picked up a brochure that told me more than the guide! Don't do it!

Coriander S

1 star rating: I do not recommend this October 2016

I can not give this tour any stars. The tour guide did not provide one ounce of interesting information on this tour. We were NOT told one fun fact, one interesting fact, nor one architectural fact. We were told dates. We were told to go to the restaurants that had a lot of people at them. The end.

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