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

Old Montreal (Vieux-Montréal)

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
$20.60 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Best way to find out about old Montreal from east to west!
JoAnne was fantastic! We learned so much about Canada, Quebec & Montreal. She had great stories & answered all of our questions with a great sense of humour.
MaryAnn_M, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Montreal

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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
star-5
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.
star-5
Start Montreal visit with this trip
Solomon_V, May 2022
Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary
Mean was our tour guide. He was friendly, funny and cool guy. He explained history, guided us on places to see eat and do shopping . The overall experience was excellent
star-5
A great way to see Old Montreal!
Sally_B, May 2022
Explore Old Montreal - Small-Group Walking Tour
This was a great tour! Lesley did a wonderful job sharing the history of Montreal as well as information on life in Montreal today. She took as to well known sites as well as some places that were off the beaten track.
star-5
East and west tours a must
Susan_C, May 2022
History Walking Tour of Old Montreal
Humor with his knowledge of the city and its history. Encouraging questions from his clients. I did the east tour one day and west tour the next day. Length of tour just right
star-5
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
star-5
Very much worth it- great value
kevin_m, May 2022
Guided Scooter Sightseeing Tour in Montreal
Great group, tons of fun-super tour guide- Dave is his name. Will recommend to others- 3 hour tour is perfect duration.
star-5
Great tour
Jan_B, May 2022
History Walking Tour of Old Montreal
Great tour - highly recommended. Montreal's history is very interesting and this tour is a great way to learn it.
star-5
Our guide Lesley was very...
Harmeet_W, May 2022
Explore Old Montreal - Small-Group Walking Tour
Our guide Lesley was very knowledgeable and friendly. She is very passionate about her job and is highly recommended.
star-5
Great tour with Thom!
Taylor_W, Apr 2022
Beyond the Basilica a Walking Tour in Montreal
My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. Our guide (Thom) was very friendly and knowledgeable about Montreal's history, culture, and cuisine. He provided excellent recommendations for places to go after the tour as well. Definitely recommend this tour! You will get to see amazing of the city that you might not have ventured to on your own.
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Montreal bus tour
Wendell_S, May 2022
Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary
Good look at Montreal. Especially liked the Westmount area. Tour guide should dress better, but he seemed knowledgeable.
star-5
Awesome trip!!! Love it.
Noor_W, Apr 2022
Helicopter Tour Over Montreal
The view from top is phenomenal . Great experience It was worth the money spent. Enjoyed the overall 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)
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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