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Small-Group Sightseeing Tour of Montreal
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icon3 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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If you're a first-time visitor with limited time to explore, this small-group tour can show you the very best of Montreal. From Mount Royal and Old Montreal to the waterfront and St. Joseph’s Oratory, Canada's largest church, you'll take in the most important sights while learning all about the city's history from your guide.
  • Guided tour of Montreal: Ideal for those with limited time
  • See all the landmarks: Great for first-time visitors to Montreal
  • Discover Montreal's history through your guide's fascinating stories
  • Small-group tour (maximum 12): A more personal experience
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Complimentary pick up from downtown hotels when requested at least 24 hours in advance.
Commented driving tour by an accredited bilingual tour guide
Small size group (12 max) in comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle
St Joseph Oratory entrance fees
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Gratuities
Private transportation
Lunch
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Norman Bethune Square , Place Norman-Bethune, Montréal, QC, Canada

Tour guide will identify you in the Norman Bethune square near the statue of Dr. Norman Bethune or call on your cellphone

Hmm...we can’t seem to find this place. Please check the spelling, or choose another location.

9:30 AM
This activity ends in a different location. See details below:
  • Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal , 110 Rue Notre Dame O, Montréal, QC H2Y 1T1, Canada

    Half day tour ends with a Photostop at Notre-Dame-Basilica

  • Square Saint-Louis , 312 R. du Square-Saint-Louis, Montréal, QC H2X 1A5, Canada

    Full day tour ends at Square Saint-Louis at Le Plateau-Mont-Royal.

  • A complimentary pick up from hotels in Downtown Montreal can be arranged if requested at least 24 hours in advance. Kindly meet the tour guide at hotel entrance. In case the guide didn't recognized you, your provided cellphone will be contacted, please make sure it is on at pick-up time. Please note that the pickup and drop off services are provided on a complementary basis courtesy of Ntours. Drop-off is ONLY provided when the full-day (7-hour) option is selected. In case of road closure or intense traffic in the area of a hotel, we shall make our best to advise alternative pickup/drop off location as close as possible to your hotel.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • COVID-19 temporary prevention measures: At N-tours we are taking all necessary precautions to provide our guests safe tours and enjoyable experiences. Our vehicles are cleaned more frequently, especially client high frequency touch points. Wearing a face mask is mandatory in the vehicle and in closed spaces during visits for our guides/drivers and all participants, if a guest doesn't have a mask, we shall be happy to offer one. Wearing gloves is highly recommended inside the vehicle. Our guides/drivers who have tested for COVID19 and are positive or still waiting for their results, show COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with a confirmed case in the last 10 days will not be allowed to do any tours. Some activities/visits might not be doable due to 3rd party temporary closure.
    • In case of special events or roads closure tour/attractions could be modified without prior notice
    • Smoking, e-cigarettes and alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited inside the vehicle.
    • Clients will be asked if they are sick, showing COVID-19 symptoms, have tested for COVID-19 and still waiting for the result or are positive, have been in contact with someone who is, in the last 10 days. If guests answer yes to any of these questions, they will not be able to take part in the tour.
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
    • OPERATED BY Ntours
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitisation during Small-Group Sightseeing Tour of Montreal?
    A:The policy on sanitisation is:

    • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
    See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Sightseeing Tour of Montreal.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Sightseeing Tour of Montreal?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Sightseeing Tour of Montreal.

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    • "Mounir offers a Montreal city tour in a shorter 3-hour version (the first 3 hours of this tour), but I would highly recommend this extended 7-hour tour to anyone if they have the time." See review

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    star-5
    To me this entire...
    Janine_Z
    , Aug 2022
    To me this entire experience was memorable since this was my first solo trip. The other guests were very welcoming so I actually felt part of the group.
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
    Thank you so much Janine for the nice review. It's highly appreciated. Keep safe and enjoy traveling!
    star-5
    Amazing overview of Montréal!
    Janice_W
    , Jul 2022
    What a great way to learn about Montréal! Our tour guide, Mounir, was so knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. We definitely recommend this tour during your first visit to Montréal.
    icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
    Thank you so much Janice for your kind review. We highly appreciate it. Keep safe and enjoy travelling!
    star-4
    Nice guide - saw little
    Andy_K
    , Jul 2022
    Pickup was at location populated by several homeless people, didn’t feel safe. Guide was nice and informative, but small van made it hard to see points of interest. Saw more on hop on hop off bus ride.
    icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
    Thank you Andy for your review and feed back, it is highly appreciated. Our tour start point is within the downtown campus of Concordia University. It was chosen because it is easily accessible by metro / bus and also being a university area, many parking options are available if someone is driving. It is also surrounded by many cafes and restaurants, in case someone shows up early and need to have a coffee or need to go to the washroom before the tour starts. Like all big cities, Montreal has some homeless individuals that hang around downtown area, but up until now and for many years, we never had a security issue, otherwise we would have change the tour start point immediately. On your second comment, being specialized in small group seize groups, this allow us to offer more personalized service and to access more points of interest as well as conducting several visits during the tour. Of course with the small seize groups we have to use vans and minibuses and unfortunately, we are not allowed to have an open top because of safety reasons.
    star-5
    Harald was a great guide....
    Joanna_T
    , Jun 2022
    Harald was a great guide. Very accomodating to our needs. He was able to bring us to all of Montreal's need to see sites, even though it was raining and traffic.
    icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
    Thank you so much Joanna for your nice review. We highly appreciate it. Take care and enjoy travelling!
    star-5
    Rainy day tour
    David_G
    , Jun 2022
    Very nice small group tour around Montreal. Guide is very knowledgeable and friendly. Got a great overview of the city and stayed dry on a rainy day!
    icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
    Thank you so much David for the nice review. It's highly appreciated. Stay safe and all the best !
    star-4
    Great expensive tour!!!
    Manisha_B
    , Nov 2021
    I loved the guided tour; very knowledgeable and friendly guide. However, I didn’t like the company SUV they sent, very compact, not super comfortable. And they said hotel pick up included but there is a catch, which you learn after buying your ticket, I.e pick only in downtown area. Otherwise, it was great yet expensive option.
    icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
    Thank you Manisha for taking the time to review the tour and we appreciate your nice review. We are sorry that you have found the SUV we used very compact. In fact, it is a full-seize SUV which should seats 6 adult passengers comfortably. Regarding the hotel pickup, we are also sorry that you didn't see it earlier, but in the information regarding the tour, it states clearly that we do only pickup from hotel in downtown Montreal. According to our records, your booking was a late booking where you have chosen a hotel near the airport and upon calling us, you said it was OK for you to meet us at downtown Montreal, otherwise we would have accepted that you cancel the tour and get a refund. Stay safe and all the best!
    star-3
    It was ok
    Camis_N
    , Oct 2021
    I enjoyed the small group and the tour guide was knowledgeable about the sites we did visit; however I feel we spend too much time at some places i.e. the church. I would have wanted to see more of Montreal i.e. going through old Montreal
    icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
    Thank you for your comments, we really appreciate your feedback. Keep safe and All the best.
    star-4
    Mounir was very good and...
    Cornelia_S
    , Oct 2021
    Mounir was very good and gave us a wonderful sense of the city it’s people history culture and places. However I do think that for a tour of the city the amount of time spent in the Oratory was much too much. As a secular tourist I would have appreciated more of the street art work and other types of sites, neighborhoods and districts—more diversity of stops would have held our interest more.
    icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
    Thank you so much for your review, we really highly appreciate it. Thank you for your comments too, its been taken in consideration. On the other hand, we would like to highlight that regardless of its religious aspect, the St Joseph Oratory is a Canadian heritage site, and it is the main visit included in this tour. Being the largest church in Canada and as it has different interesting sections, it takes up to 30 mnts, but this doesn't affect at all the other points of interest that are included in the tour, which are published in the tour itinerary, nor the time allocated to them. Keep safe and all the best.
    star-5
    Great opportunity to see Montreal.
    Nick_K
    , Oct 2021
    We really enjoyed the Sightseeing Tour of Montreal. It is a small group tour, so one has every opportunity to have their questions answered. The vehicle for the tour is full size SUV with grass roof, giving everyone a great view of the city. Mounir is a very good tour guide. He is very knowledgeable, punctual, polite, and pleasant to talk to person. We would definitely recommend the tour to everyone.
    icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
    Thank you so much for your kind review Nick. We really appreciate it! Keep safe and all the best!
    star-5
    Well worth the time and money!
    Connie_S
    , Oct 2021
    Although it was a rainy morning-having this excellent guide took us through parts of the city we would have not seen, otherwise! He was very knowledgeable.
    icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
    Thank you so much for your kind review. We highly appreciate it. Stay safe and enjoy traveling !
    star-5
    Enjoyable and informative tour of a great city.
    John_A
    , Sep 2021
    It was a surprise to learn how much of 17th-century Montreal survives. Enlightening, relaxing afternoon with a small group and a terrific guide.
    icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
    Thank you so much Joan for the nice review. it is highly appreciated! Keep safe and enjoy travelling!
    star-3
    Some good, some not so much
    Richard_S
    , Sep 2021
    Too much time spent at the Oratory( cut in half!) leaving out other interesting parts of Montreal life like the old port, neighborhoods etc. Informative otherwise. Other passengers felt the same.
    icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
    Thanks for your suggestions, we appreciate your feedback. But we have another tour where we do the different neighborhoods. It is called Montreal Intercultural City Tour. For seeing it all though, the full day option is advised. Regarding the Oratory, it is the highlight of this tour. Being the largest church in Canada and having different points of interest require some time, we agree. Keep safe and enjoy traveling!
    1 traveller found this review helpful
    star-5
    Montreal Overview
    PaulaD_L
    , Sep 2021
    This was a perfect start to my Montreal visit. Mounir was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful, and gave us a great overview of things to see and do while in this beautiful city. We had enough small breaks to exit the vehicle and take photos. I enjoyed this tour.
    icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
    Thank you so much Paula for the nice review. It is highly appreciated. Keep safe and enjoy Montreal!
    star-5
    First trip to Montreal
    Cliff_D
    , Sep 2021
    Very knowledgeable and personable guide was able to provide a lot of information and answer all our questions
    icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
    Thank you so much Cliff for the nice review. We really appreciate it. Keep safe and enjoy travelling!
    star-5
    This was an awesome tour....
    sue_h
    , Sep 2021
    This was an awesome tour. Our guide was great & gave us lots of history & time at each place. Enjoyed immensely!
    icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
    Thank you so much for the nice review. We highly appreciate it. Stay safe and enjoy traveling!
    star-5
    Fantastic tour of Montreal
    Elizabeth_H
    , Aug 2021
    We booked through Viator and had a great day with Adam from Ntours! Adam was very knowledgeable, friendly and warm. We loved that we saw the city in a SUV and not a big bus. Adam answered all questions and we had a fantastic day.
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
    Thank you so much Elizabeth for the kind review. Keep safe and all the best!
    star-5
    Best tour ever!
    alan_f
    , Aug 2021
    Excellent tour and excellent value. We had our knowledgeable tour guide, Mounir, and his sparkling VW SUV all to ourselves. A very pleasant and enjoyable experience, probably the best tour I've ever been on, and there have been many!!! Book it!!!!!!
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
    Thank you so much Alan for the kind review. I am really touched and it is highly appreciated. Stary safe and kindest regards!
    star-5
    Excellent
    Alkarim_R
    , Jul 2021
    This tour makes you see all of the montreal. The tour operator has lots of knowledge about the place.
    icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
    Thank you so much for your kind review Karim. It is highly appreciated. All the best and kindest regards.
    star-5
    Great guide
    Ghassan_A
    , Jul 2021
    Amazing tour guide, love the tour. Amazing tour guide, love the tour Amazing tour guide, love the tour
    icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
    Thank you so much for your kind review. We hope your visit to Montreal was rewarding. Stay safe and enjoy summer !
    star-5
    Montreal through the eyes of a Montrealer
    NATALIA_G
    , Sep 2020
    It was our first time staying in Montreal as a family and the tour was our first activity to get to know the city. Mounir, our tour guide was amazing: he was pleasant, thorough, informative and patient. We got very fortunate to have the tour completely to ourselves and it made it even more special. In addition, Mounir is a very careful driver and we felt safe being with him in the car. Thank you, Mounir for showing us your city in a way that made our further travel just so much more interesting!
    icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
    Thank you Natalia for your kind review. We wish you all the best with your family. Keep safe and enjoy travelling !

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