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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
History Walking Tour of Old Montreal
$23.02 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great tour!
The 1.5hr, went fast! Our guide Elizabeth (I think) was excellent, passionate and excited to share her city’s history Very knowledgeable. Really enjoyed it!
Mary_B, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Montreal

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Great experience with...
Adel_G, Aug 2022
Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary
Great experience with good tours guide clean transportation excellent value for my money Thank you guys
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Best way to see old Montreal
Lisa_M, Jul 2022
History Walking Tour of Old Montreal
Stamatia was a great guide. Loved listening to the story of our ancestors. Interesting facts about the architecture. Everything was so clean!
star-5
You gotta do it!!
John_L, May 2022
Guided Scooter Sightseeing Tour in Montreal
Great tour of the City, really knowledgeable tour guides, we had a big group. Our safety was their #1 priority. It was cool tooling around the City in traffic and on trails.
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Amazing, 10/10 would recommend
Rachelle_M, Aug 2022
Old Montreal Ghost Walking Tour
Our actress, Lilly, was amazing! She had a great costume and was an awesome story teller! I will be recommending this tour to anyone I know who will be traveling in Montreal
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Historical tour
kmof573426, Aug 2022
History Walking Tour of Old Montreal
Knowledgeable guide and interesting tour overall. A lot of noise from construction made it somewhat difficult to hear.
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Lesley is a wonderful guide!
Misun_K, Aug 2022
Explore Old Montreal - Small-Group Walking Tour
Lesley was wonderful! She’s a montreal native with deep family roots and was excited to share the city with us. Gave us lots of information and ample time to take in the sights. We had a great time!
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Old Montreal tour
Melissa_K, Aug 2022
Old Montreal Private Walking Tour
Pierre was great! Very knowledgeable! He made great recommendations for later. He also showed us parts of old Montreal that we would not have found on our own. A solid two hour tour that went by very quickly. Our 15, 11 and 9 year old were able to enjoy the tour as well. Highly recommend this tour at the beginning of your trip so that you can explore the recommendations thoroughly.
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Great fun
Lisa_V, Aug 2022
Guided Scooter Sightseeing Tour in Montreal
Great time for all! Lots of fun riding the scooters and a great tour of many parts of the city. Nicholas was a great guide and very helpful.
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Perfect intro to a fascinating city and story
Don_E, Aug 2022
Explore Old Montreal - Small-Group Walking Tour
Leslie is a fantastic teacher and guide! Lots of fun wandering old town Montreal and learning about what to do next. This tour was of super high-value to us and we recommend it.
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Just amazing
Normand_L, Aug 2022
Helicopter Tour Over Montreal
Amazing tour with an amazing guide. Very professional. This was a first for my wife and a gift for our anniversary. Thank you
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Great guide and stories
Tracey_g, Aug 2022
Old Montreal Walking Tour
Our guide Clara was fantastic! She shared not only the history textbook “answers” but also fun stories to make the historical figures come to life and me relevant today. Highly recommend the tour and specifically Clara!
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Great cultural and historical tour!
Katie_F, Aug 2022
Beyond the Basilica a Walking Tour in Montreal
We had a great time on this tour; Gabriella was incredibly knowledgeable, kind, and friendly! We saw so many beautiful parts of the city, and as a result, we will definitely be back to visit. Thank you for such a great tour! :-)
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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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