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

Old Montreal (Vieux-Montréal)

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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
$20.72 per adult
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Great experience, saw a...
Great experience, saw a lot of memorable things. We really liked how the guide was so informative about the history of Montréal
Brian_T, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Montreal

star-5
Great way to see Montreal
Chris_K, Oct 2021
Guided Scooter Sightseeing Tour in Montreal
One of the highlights of our stay in Montreal. Scooters were easy to drive and a great way to get around the city. Our guide David was great – ensured our safety and was informative and engaging. We rode through the Mont Royal cemetery to a great lookout location over the city. One of our stops was at an iconic bagel shop. Hopefully, David will be your guide, but tour will be enjoyable no matter what.
star-5
Great way to tour Montreal
Tassy_G, Aug 2021
Guided Scooter Sightseeing Tour in Montreal
David is such a great and patient leader insuring safety and fun at all times Book this tour I promise you won’t regret it
star-5
Great experience, saw a...
Brian_T, Oct 2021
History Walking Tour of Old Montreal
Great experience, saw a lot of memorable things. We really liked how the guide was so informative about the history of Montréal
star-4
Lovely evening tour
Julie_B, Oct 2021
Old Montreal Ghost Walking Tour
I loved the tour but there were too few ghost stories. I enjoyed the history and the person telling the stories was very animated. Perhaps it should have a different name. Enjoyed it anyway
star-5
Fun evening in Old Montreal
Barbara_T, Oct 2021
Old Montreal Ghost Walking Tour
The guide was so entertaining and interesting! She made the experience fun because of her charming way of telling the stories! I would definitely recommend this tour.
star-5
Worth viewing!
WolfgangProf_D, Oct 2021
History Walking Tour of Old Montreal
Definitively worth viewing! The guide was very competent and the tour has lots to see inside its 90 minutes. Even on a rainy day it was very goog to handle
star-5
Best ever private tour experience
ronny_l, Oct 2021
Montreal Private Half Day Tour
We had a complete tour of Montreal with an unbelievable professional guide Mounir from N tours. They are the best. Please ask only them.
star-5
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.
star-5
A must do experience !
Bryant_R, Oct 2021
History Walking Tour of Old Montreal
The tour guide, Sarah, was amazing. She was knowledgeable, fun and very personable. I enjoyed the pace of the tour and Sarah’s depth of knowledge
star-4
Walking old Montreal in...
Patricia_M, Oct 2021
Old Montreal Ghost Walking Tour
Walking old Montreal in the evening, listening to the stories dramatically told by Franklin. He was excellent and I loved that he involved members of our group, two young men. His character was engaging.
star-5
Fantastic!
Alessia_A, Oct 2021
History Walking Tour of Old Montreal
Tour guide was fantastic, with lots of great knowledge of the city! Would recommend the full day tour
star-5
Great Tours!
Sherie_U, Oct 2021
Guided Scooter Sightseeing Tour in Montreal
Worth it doing this tour. David is very nice and professional. We will do this again for sure! Glad we did this.

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)