Mont Royal, Canada

Mont Royal, Canada: Our most recommended tours and activities

Montreal: 3.5-Hour Guided Bus Tour

1. Montreal: 3.5-Hour Guided Bus Tour

Discover Montreal by bus and admire over 200 points of interest in the vibrant Canadian city. Your bilingual guide will tell you all about each place you visit, offering insights and historical background as you go. Stroll through charming Old Montreal for a panoramic view of the Old Port, and admire Place Jacques Cartier in the heart of this historical area. Located between the St. Lawrence River and downtown, Old Montreal is the center of the city and offers a fascinating glimpse into Montreal's past. See prestigious McGill University and Universite de Montreal, then stop by Montreal's City Hall before heading to vibrant Montreal Harbor, an ocean port 1,000 miles (1,600 km) from the sea. Enjoy beautiful views of the city from Mont Royal Park as you stand next to the massive basilica of St. Joseph's Oratory at the park summit. The bus will also take you to Chinatown, the Place Des Arts performing arts center, and the Place Ville Marie underground luxury shopping center. See the tallest inclined building in the world at Olympic Park and admire the new home of the Montreal Canadien ice hockey team at the Bell Centre. See all there is to see in Montreal's French Quarter, and residential and financial districts as you get to know this fascinating French Canadian city.

Montreal: Half-Day City Tour

2. Montreal: Half-Day City Tour

Discover the sights of Montreal on a half-day guided van tour. Your tour begins with complimentary pickup from a selection of downtown hotels. Climb on board and embark on a sightseeing adventure around the city. Visit upscale neighborhoods like Westmount, where you can admire the architecture of its personalized houses and mansions. On the morning tour go for a visit of Saint Joseph's Oratory, a National Historic Site of Canada, and the largest Basilica in the country. Next, visit Mount Royal Park and take a stroll to Beaver Lake (Lac aux Castors) and admire the scenery. Stop at Camillien Houde outlook for a breathtaking picture of the city.  Explore the French side of Montreal before crossing on Jacques Cartier bridge to Saint Helen's Island. Visit Parc Jean-Drapeau, the site of the unforgettable Expo 67 and take a picture of The Biosphere Environment Museum. The morning tour will be concluded with a photo-stop at Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal area. On the afternoon tour, Visit Saint Joseph's Oratory, before heading to Mont Royal Park and stroll to the top of the mountain for a scenic view of the city from atop the mountain. Then, visit the famous Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood, reputed for its European-style and characteristic multi-colored houses with twisty outdoor staircases and green alleyways. After visiting the cultural district "Quartier des Spectacles" and Downtown Montreal, conclude the tour with a visit to Old Montreal and the Old Port area.

Montreal: Full-Day Small Group City Tour

3. Montreal: Full-Day Small Group City Tour

Whether you are a local or a first-time visitor, there is always more of Montreal to discover. Join a full-day tour to see the top sights and some hidden gems. Your guide will share local insights and point out all the sights as you traverse the city in the comfort of a climate-controlled vehicle.   Your tour begins with pickup from your downtown hotel before heading to Westmount where you can see upscale neighborhoods with signature houses and mansions. Then, visit Canada's largest basilica, St. Joseph’s Oratory. Marvel at scenic views of the city from atop Mount Royal. Journey through historic French neighborhoods and drive across Jacques Cartier Bridge to the site of the Expo 67 on St. Helen’s Island. Here, stop for a picture of the monumental Biosphere, a museum dedicated to the environment. Travel back toward the city, admiring the city skyline en route to Old Montreal. See the Notre-Dame Basilica and pause for lunch or souvenir shopping (at your own expense). Enjoy a short walk through Old Montreal to admire historic landmarks and sample some local products. Next up is Chinatown and the cultural district of the city, Quartier des Spectacles, in downtown Montreal. See the busy commercial district and pass by Mile End and try the famous Montreal Bagel. Stop in Little Italy and walk through Jean-Talon Market, the city's largest farmer's market. Your city adventure ends with a visit to Le Plateau Mount-Royal.

Montreal: Private Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour with a Local

4. Montreal: Private Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour with a Local

Discover Montreal's best-kept secrets with a local host matched to your interests. Enjoy a private and personalized experience as you explore the colorful history that has created a multicultural melting pot in the heart of the city. Your local host will lead you off the tourist trail down a secret network of cobblestoned streets to parts of Montreal your guidebook doesn't even know about. Learn about the European roots of the city, and discover the unique Québécois food and peculiar shops loved by locals in Plateau and Mile End. Explore Jean-Talon market, where growers, butchers, and fishmongers display their best produce. Relax in the enchanting Mount Royal Park and practice your French as you amble up to one of Montreal's most popular viewpoints to look over the city. Enjoy a flexible itinerary so you can always change your mind about what you want to do. Get matched to a like-minded host after booking to make the most of your experience. The local partner's handpicked hosts are culinary connoisseurs and history buffs, bakers and bankers, students and seniors. Like the people who travel with them, they have different backgrounds and interests — but they’re all so passionate about the place they call home, they choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them.

Montreal: Small Group Evening City Tour

5. Montreal: Small Group Evening City Tour

Join this small group tour to discover the top sights of Montreal by night. Benefit from the insights of your bilingual, local guide as you traverse the city in the comfort of a climate-controlled van. The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Downtown Montreal. Journey through Downtown, admiring the city lights and the special evening atmosphere. Pass through the upscale neighborhoods of Westmount and their unique houses and grand mansions. Pause for a photo opportunity with the magnificently illuminated St Joseph Oratory before ascending Mont-Royal. Enjoy a short stroll to a lookout point and take in breathtaking views of the city under the cover of night. Climb back into the van and travel to the vibrant nightlife areas of the city. Cross the Jacques Cartier Bridge to see its light up-close and marvel at the Montreal skyline from afar. Check out the Old Port's night festivities before ending your tour with a visit to the historic Old Montreal. Your evening adventure ends with a safe return to your hotel.

Montreal: Small Group Sightseeing Tour with Seasonal Cruise

6. Montreal: Small Group Sightseeing Tour with Seasonal Cruise

Discover the highlights of Montreal in comfort on a 5-hour guided tour and travel in a small group for a more intimate experience. Drive to the Mont-Royal mountain that the city was named after and get beautiful views of the surrounding area and city skyline. You will get to see St. Joseph's Oratory and stop at a landing point on Mount Royal for breathtaking scenic views of the city, and then explore its historical side in Old Montreal. Hear little known historical facts and see the beautiful Notre Dame Basilica.  When in season, you will head to the Old Port of Montreal where you will board a riverboat cruise. On this cruise, you will be able to sit back, relax and take in some amazing sights as you float down the St. Lawrence River. From September to June, the cruise will be replaced by a visit to La Grande Roue, Montreal's famous observation wheel, located in Old Port.

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What people are saying about Mont Royal, Canada

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 583 reviews

I found the bus tour to be a splendid activity for tourists and people who are temporarily staying in Montreal, like myself. The tour was planned in a way that it helps catch the theme of this beautiful city with visit to the downtown, old Montreal and Mount Royal. I loved how the tour guide also showed us the popular schools on the way and the rich Victorian houses

Our Guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Montreal and it’s French roots and about the history Montreal dating back from the 1600’s to the present day. It was a fun and interesting activity.

Guide itself was great. Pick up directions could have been clearer, as we were not being picked up at a hotel.

Andres was a wonderful tour guide. I will definitely reserve a tour with him again.

Great tour guide, funny and informative, worth the ride