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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

Richard C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour, great guide on the East side.

Terry K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Guide was excellent. Suggest a better description of exactly what sites you will see at West and East tours individually.

Arthur C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Very interesting and quite nice. Lots of rich history and beautiful architecture.

Joan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Really informative and enjoyable


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This rating is for the afternoon tour of Montreal West, led by Georges. What a fantastic tour. The morning tour of Montreal East was not as good--more of a bare-bones introduction to the city, without any stories that had local flavor. The afternoon tour had such stories and more.

Gina T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The tour was very nice, Andre was very informative. He answered all our questions, and took us to interesting parts in the City. It took about 10 minutes to find them in front of Notre Dame Cathedral as it was very busy that day. I think if they had a sign that said the name of the tour company it would be much easier to find them.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We went on the West end tour of Montreal and our tour guide was Andre. It was very interesting and he did a great job answering all questions and keeping the group moving. He even took us into the Basilica since we missed it on the morning tour- we would highly recommend this tour to anyone.

Jordan D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Knowledgeable and funny tour guide enjoyed viewing and learning about history of old and new buildings great tour of Basilique easy to book online

Phyllis L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Enjoyed all the information on the old city of Montreal.
Pierre, our guide, was phenomenal.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Tour guide Peggy was terrific. Gives you a great overview of the city and its history.

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