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Old Port of Montreal (Vieux Port de Montréal)
Old Port of Montreal (Vieux Port de Montréal)

Old Port of Montreal (Vieux Port de Montréal)

De la Commune West, Montreal, QC, Canada

The Basics

Set along the St. Lawrence riverfront, the atmospheric Old Port is one of downtown Montreal’s biggest attractions. There are two main ways to explore: either on land or by water. Bike, quadricycle, and walking tours of the Old Port typically follow routes along the waterfront and through Old Montreal (Vieux-Montréal), the historic landmark-packed heart of the city. In summer, sightseeing cruises, Jet Ski tours, and self-guided paddleboat tours depart from the Old Port. Many family-friendly attractions are located in the Old Port, including La Grande Roue de Montréal observation wheel, and aerial obstacle and zipline courses.

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4 Hour Montreal Architecture & City Bike Tour with Wine or Beer
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4 Hour Montreal Architecture & City Bike Tour with Wine or Beer
$70.87 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Excellent bicycle tour of Montreal .... great way to see the city!!
We enjoyed seeing the 'wall artistry' and getting an on-the-ground experience of Montreal. Pascal was an excellent guide and knows the city very well including how to get around on a bike.
Jerry_M, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Montreal

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Don’t miss this tour of old Montreal!!!
Nan_C, Jun 2022
Old Montreal Private Walking Tour
We enjoyed our private walking tour of the streets, sights and stories of old Montreal so much! Our guide, Francesca, was very knowledgeable and quite the storyteller! She was delightful .. we highly recommend this tour!!
star-4
Good option for visitors who previously have been to Montreal.
JoAnn_S, Jun 2022
Old Montreal Private Walking Tour
As a repeat visitor to Montreal, we enjoyed our time with Gabrielle. I think if this had been first time visiting, this tour would not have been helpful. There’s a lot of up and down hill walking which challenged us.
star-5
Highlights & history of Montreal.
Pam_B, May 2022
Old Montreal Private Walking Tour
Our guide, Martin, , was fabulous. He was so knowledgeable, well educated & interesting. A very nice , courteous person. He also made recommendations for the rest of our short stay in Montreal. We were lucky to have him as our guide. We would book him again if we return to Montreal.
star-5
Best introduction to Old Montreal. Recommend without question.
Tim_F, May 2022
Old Montreal Private Walking Tour
Caroline was fabulous. She was a wealth of information which she tailored to our interests. This was the perfect start to two days in Old Montreal.
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So much history in one place!
Stephanie_M, Mar 2022
Old Montreal Private Walking Tour
Georges gave us a great tour of Old Montreal. We aren't much into architecture, but Georges explained how the different styles corresponded to whoever was running the country at the time. Very interesting confluence of politics, buildings, business, and daily life -- and modern-day film locations! It was a cold day, but Georges made sure we stepped inside often to warm up.
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Private and personal, a great experience
Jonathan_P, May 2022
Old Montreal Private Walking Tour
We had a great time with our group of 7 people! Our lovely guide Felicity shared her deep affection for the city of Montreal, its history, and its architecture. She was excited to lead tours again after the Pandemic and it showed. She shared interesting facts and insights, and our group thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her and the city during our 2-hour tour. Felicity shared her personal story, moving from Italy, as well as highlighting her favorite spots to eat and visit. Highly recommend this tour if you have a group that wants their own tour; we even had an impromptu iced coffee break. It’s all these personal touches that elevate a tour beyond a self-guided audio tour.
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Old Port Walking Tour
Jim_M, Dec 2021
Old Montreal Private Walking Tour
Martin was very knowledgeable, entertaining and helpful! His familiarity of the Old Port of Montreal is outstanding.
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History and Architecture
Larry_M, Oct 2021
Old Montreal Private Walking Tour
Caroline was so knowledgeable about Montreal history. It was a great morning. We learned so much in just 2 hours.
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Phenomenal walking tour in Old Montreal
Rob_W, Sep 2021
Old Montreal Private Walking Tour
With only 3 days to spend in Montreal, Christian’s knowledge & suggestions really helped us to learn about the things that were important to us as well as point us to great restaurants, etc. A great use of our time!!
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Wonderful way to begin a Montreal stay!
Deborah_M, Nov 2019
Old Montreal Private Walking Tour
Isabelle was my tour guide and she was fabulous! She really knew her history and was happy to answer my many questions. I had a really lovely time walking the streets of old Montreal and learning about the beautiful buildings. It was a perfect way to get acquainted on my first day here. Highly recommend!
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Interesting and Informative Tour
arudy2019, Nov 2019
Old Montreal Private Walking Tour
We liked the tour of the Old City. We saw sites that we weren’t likely to see on our own and learned a lot of Québécois history. Our tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and patient, and also gave us suggestions for places to eat and other things to do.
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Excellent tour guide
Maribeth_S, Oct 2019
Old Montreal Private Walking Tour
Jean Michel was a delightful tour guide. He knew so much about Canadian and world history. His stories were the perfect introduction to Montreal.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Old Port is a must for families.

  • The Old Port promenade has free Wi-Fi and lots of benches and seating.

  • The promenade at the Old Port is paved and wheelchair-accessible.

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How to Get There

The Old Port of Montreal is situated between Old Montreal and the St. Lawrence River. The nearest Metro stations are Champ-de-Mars, Place-d’Armes, and Square-Victoria, all about a 10-minute walk away.

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When to Get There

Visit in summer for the widest range of activities. The area is busiest on weekend afternoons and evenings; arrive early to beat the crowds. Although it’s quieter in winter, there is still lots to do, including ice skating, riding the observatory wheel, and soaking in the outdoor hot tub at a floating boat spa.

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Montreal Clock Tower

Among the most notable buildings situated along the waterfront is the 148-foot (45-meter) high Montreal Clock Tower, which was built between 1919 and 1922 to mark the entrance to the port and to serve as a memorial to sailors lost at sea. In spring and summer, climb to the top of the tower for spectacular city and river views.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Old Port of Montreal (Vieux Port de Montréal)?
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