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

Old Montreal (Vieux-Montréal)

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Montreal

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

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History Walking Tour of Old Montreal
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$18.73 per adult
Very informative
Our guide, Lise, was amazing. So much history was provided and great ideas of other places to visit.
allison_m, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Montreal

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A fantastic time!
Jennifer_B, Jul 2021
Old Montreal Ghost Walking Tour
Franklin was a most enjoyable tour guide. He kept the entire large group engaged with his storytelling. Even after a full day of walking, we found our "second wind" and eagerly kept the brisk pace to each stop along the tour. We would highly recommend as a "must do" for anyone visiting Montreal. I would give Franklin, or "Frank" for those who know, 10 stars!
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Great tour
Katerina_P, Jul 2021
History Walking Tour of Old Montreal
Thank you, Thomas for an amazing tour!! You knowledge and experience made me fall in love with Montreal
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Excellent!
Peter_S, Jul 2021
History Walking Tour of Old Montreal
We greatly enjoyed this historical tour of the western section of old Montreal, learned historical facts that we wouldn’t have with just walking around by ourselves. Martin was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and loves his job. We greatly enjoyed the tour.
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A “must do” experience
KerriLynn_M, Jul 2021
Guided Scooter Sightseeing Tour in Montreal
Such a fun experience! A fantastic way to experience and view various parts of Montreal! Our tour guides David and Pascal were fantastic and worked very well together. It is definitely a “must do” experience.
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Amazing!
MorganG, Jul 2021
Montreal Private Half Day Tour
Our tour with Mounir was fantastic. He showed us all of the sights, geared the tour to what we wanted and ensured we got the best out of our morning. He was extremely knowledgeable about the city and could answer any questions we had. Highly recommend this tour and Mounir!
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Entertained and informed
Christina_B, Jul 2021
Old Montreal Ghost Walking Tour
Miranda was amazing, she was so invested in her character and delivered an unforgettable experience!
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Amazing and would recommend it to anyone!!
Stella_A, Jul 2021
Guided Scooter Sightseeing Tour in Montreal
David is great!!! It ended up pouring rain and David made sure we were comfortable and provided us with rain jackets!!! we still enjoyed it so much!!! This was my second time with David and I would do it again and I will!
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A Dream comes true
MARGUERITE, Jun 2021
Helicopter Tour Over Montreal
Trill of a liive time for my aunt, "90 years old" A Dreams comes True She enjoyed so much . Employés chaleureux et dévoués afin de rendre ce souvenir inoubliable ! Un gros merci
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The BEST way to start your trip to Montreal
Sue_T, Jul 2021
History Walking Tour of Old Montreal
We LOVED our tour so much we called when it was over and immediately signed up for the afternoon one. Our guide was THE BEST! Knowledgeable, animated, energetic, kind, and entertaining.
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Old Montréal east tour
Richard, Jul 2021
History Walking Tour of Old Montreal
Excellent experience. Great guide! Lots of information that gives you an appreciation for the historical city.
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Fun and informative
cthoma01, Feb 2020
Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary
Wow, what a day!! The weather was very challenging and that made this tour even better. It snowed a lot all day and was the storm of the year but that didn't stop our guide and driver!! Loved it! Very informative without being boring. The interaction between guide and driver made it fun too. Only wish we had more time at the food and basilica stop. You couldn't do both so I missed out on a bagel.
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Highly recommended
Igor_Z, Jun 2021
Guided Scooter Sightseeing Tour in Montreal
It was a great way to see the city! David is fun, friendly ans resourceful! Thank you for such a fun experience!

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)