• Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
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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

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 t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Well worth the money very convenient wonderful people had a great time guide was very knowledge about montreal

sudharshan K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

The Tour guide was the best....!! very very knowledgable...!!! Louis was his name...!! perfect...!! guide...!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We had such a great time. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable it was fun and fantastic... He provided us with such great tips and info about Montreal food, people and culture.

Susan A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Highly recommended tour. Our guide, George, was knowledgeable, entertaining and filled with facts. The tour was 90 minutes. A perfect way to spend a morning/mid day in a beautiful city.

Sanyo L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

A great way to see Old Montreal. Our guide Rene was informative and funny.

Gina S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Martin was our guide and he was excellent. His descriptions were clear. His presentation was fun and engaging. The tour covered so much and the pace was great. Never a dull moment. Lots of information given with clarity and enthusiasm. This is a must do for anyone new to Montreal.

Michael M United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We took both the morning and afternoon tour. They were both great. Our guide George was fantastic very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a hour and a half between tours which was plenty of time to have lunch. The tour showed the real Old Montreal. Thanks so much.

Doe United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The guides were very experienced and knowledgeable. Learned a lot about the area. Would definitely use Viator again when we travel to a new city.

Harry S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Much better than expected

Valerie H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Georges, who was really interesting and knowledgeable. The tour was a great mix of older and more recent history. I particularly enjoyed going inside the old bank buildings.

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