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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.

Highlights

  • 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

Roger S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

My family enjoyed the trip very much and the guide we had was very informative. We would recommend anyone to take this tour.

Linda D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our tour guide was Pierre,
Very knowledgable and energetic. Tour was on time, well organized, and very educational. I would highly recommend.

David P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Both guides were very knowledgeable and very friendly. Both tours were a great way to get a general overview of Old Montreal.

Irma Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Pasquoale was easy to understand and learn something amazing about Monteal's history, very efficient.. will highly recommended.

Tim O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our guide Pascoal did a great job of bringing Old Montreal to life. He was also the perfect guide for our family that include a 7 and 9 year old. Pascoal kept our children engaged while still giving a good tour for the adults.

ANDREW S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour guide was knowledgeable and professional. I learnt many interesting facts about Montreal. It was a pleasant experience.

ira g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

we took both the east and west tours. very informative tour of Old Montreal. learned a lot about the history of New France and it's early inhabitants. worth taking the tour.

Vivian G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Michelline delivered a very nice tour. She is a good speaker who tells the story of Montreal well.

jorge d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Eliana Yanira J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour was awesome!! I took the tour along east and west old Montreal. Frederic is really passionate and knew a lot of facts about everything we saw and the places we visited. After the tour I was able to walk on my own all along old Montreal. Thanks a lot!

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