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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

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What You Can Expect

Walking Tour of Old Montreal

Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal

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.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Always love Viator any country,

Kathleen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Lise is an excellent tour guide. We saw and learned a great deal about the history of Montreal.

Vivian S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Very nice guide. Enjoyed the tour.

Kathy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Loved both walking tours. The guide was informative and fun. Don't miss them!

Les M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

My wife REALLY enjoyed our walking tour of Old Montreal. Our tour director, Jo Ann, really was good and very informative. She was able not only to give us the history of what we saw, but she also provided a lot of tidbits that simply captured and held our interests. Thanks for providing a wonderful experience.

John L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Tour guide was very knowledgeable and very personable. I could really expect nothing better.

Marion W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We loved this tour. Our guide, Georges, was charming, informative and clearly proud of his city. He imparted so much wonderful information about the city's history. The walking portion covered all the highlights of the eastern section we wanted to see. It was also a benefit that the tour ticket lets you return to the Basilica on the same day to tour it at your own pace.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We had a great time walking around Old Montreal and learning so much about the city. A good event for couples or families with older kids. Our guide was so interesting and fun to walk with.

Susan T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our guide Pamela was excellent! Thank you!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We had George as our tour guide. He was excellent. Went everywhere. Very informative. Toldus where we could eat. Great job

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