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Old Montreal (Vieux-Montréal)
Old Montreal (Vieux-Montréal)

Old Montreal (Vieux-Montréal)

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The Basics

Exploring Old Montreal is the best way to experience the city’s history, culture, and architecture. Myriad group and private tours are designed to introduce visitors to a combination of all three on foot, by bike, by scooter, or even from the air. Most city tours include time in Old Montreal, with tour guides providing context for and explanation of all the Canadian history within its walls. Choose a night tour if you prefer to explore after dark or a food tour to dive into the local food truck and craft beer scenes.

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History Walking Tour of Old Montreal
History Walking Tour of Old Montreal
US$20.75 per adult
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All the parts of Montreal...
All the parts of Montreal we didn’t know about. Isabel was very knowledgeable about Montreal and it’s history. Great tour!
vivian, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Montreal

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A wonderful afternoon!
Jack_F, May 2022
Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary
Great way to spend an afternoon, beautiful building, outstanding old churches. World Fair and Olympic Venues.
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The tour was extremely...
Marcia_H, May 2022
History Walking Tour of Old Montreal
The tour was extremely informative. The old Montreal was awesome and quaint. Loved the cobble stone streets. The city under ground was nice. It was confusing and difficult to find out tour group. Had to ask a lot of people.
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Old Montreal walking tour
Martha_R, May 2022
History Walking Tour of Old Montreal
Catherine was the highlight of our tour. Very informative and entertaining. I would highly recommend this tour.
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Overview of Old City. The culture, history, and architecture
Beverly_J, May 2022
Explore Old Montreal - Small-Group Walking Tour
Our tour guide was knowledgeable and passionate about her city. She provided resources and suggestions beyond the scope of the trip which were highly appreciated. It was a great introduction to the city. Lesley was terrific!
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Interesting itinerary
Liane_F, May 2022
Beyond the Basilica a Walking Tour in Montreal
Different itinerary showing a variety of Montreal neighborhoods. Good guide and good pace. Recommend for those who want to see more than old town.
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Great Afternoon
ToniBailie, May 2022
Beyond the Basilica a Walking Tour in Montreal
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. We’ve been to Montreal several times but this tour brought us to spaces and areas we had never been before. We really liked that it was a bit of everything: history, transformation of older buildings, public art, street murals, a food tasting etc. Our guide, Gabriella, was very charming and enthusiastic in sharing her knowledge with us.
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History through stories
Kathy_N, May 2022
History Walking Tour of Old Montreal
Catherine gave us great insight into the history of Montreal and Quebec. She focused on stories that made the historic figures come to life
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Great intro to the old town area
Sonyia_D, May 2022
Explore Old Montreal - Small-Group Walking Tour
We had a wonderful time with Leslie She had a great way of capturing the history of the area and had some fantastic tips for the rest of our trip Would definitely recommend this tour for anyone arriving in Old Montreal
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Fabulous 👍🏼
Sultan_J, May 2022
Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary
the tour guide Norman and the tour itself was excellent. The food recommended on tour was fantastic.
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Great way to see the city! Our guide David was the best!!!!
Lisa_H, May 2022
Guided Scooter Sightseeing Tour in Montreal
Experiencing the side streets, the market ..the bagel Cafe and mont royal up close on the scooter really made the city feel alive.
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Amazing tour, cover more in limited time
Shivangi_S, May 2022
Guided Scooter Sightseeing Tour in Montreal
The tour covered entire Montral and the guide was amazing. The scooters were smooth and we stopped at all major stops
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Highly recommend this tour!
Sarah_S, May 2022
Beyond the Basilica a Walking Tour in Montreal
Gabriella was a great tour guide. We got to see so much of Montreal that we never would have seen on our own. I really enjoyed all of the historical and cultural information thar our guide gave us about the city.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Walking tours are a great way to experience Old Montreal, as the best way to get around this old part of the city is on foot.

  • Old Montreal is known for its quaint sidewalk eateries and café culture, so be sure to take the time to enjoy one.

  • Be sure to wear appropriate footwear for the cobblestone streets.

  • Private tours often also visit nearby Mont Royal.

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How to Get There

Old Montreal is bound by Rue Bern to the west, Rue Saint-Antoine to the north, Rue McGill in the east, and Old Port and the St. Lawrence River to the south. The area is easily accessible from downtown via the Underground City, and is also served by several bus routes and Metro stations.

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When to Get There

Montreal draws many visitors year-round. Summer typically brings the best weather, the biggest festivals, and the most tourists. But the city is charming in winter as well, and Old Montreal becomes even more scenic and romantic after fresh snowfall.

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Highlights of Old Montreal

The historic area’s pulsating center is Place Jacques-Cartier. From here, its center promenade slopes down from Rue Notre-Dame to the Old Port, lined with 18th-century stone buildings. At the base of the plaza are horse-drawn carriages, outdoor cafés, art galleries, and street performers. Nearby, you’ll find the Bonsecours Market, the oldest and largest public market in the city, and the stone Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel. West of Place Jacques-Cartier is the beautiful Place d’Armes, dominated by the Notre-Dame Basilica. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of Archaeology and History are also worth visiting.

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Old Montreal (Vieux-Montréal)
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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