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Montreal: Full-Day Small Group City Tour

1. 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.

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Montreal: Historical Food Tour with 6 Tastings

2. Montreal: Historical Food Tour with 6 Tastings

Take a journey on this 3-hour food tour in Montreal. Indulge in a variety of cuisines, including Montreal famous dishes from the city's Mile End area. Meet your tour group at L'Église Saint-Enfant-Jésus du Mile End (the Church of Baby Jesus at Mile End). First stop is Boulangerie Guillaume bakery to enjoy some warm and savory Alsatian tarts baked Montreal style. You can also buy plenty of other delicious baked goods here. Next, head north along Saint Laurent Boulevard, where you will sit and relax with beer, wine, and most importantly, locally-made sausages. Little Italy awaits you close by. Enjoy stuffed gnocchi with tasty tomato sauce. Next door you will find freshly baked bagels from Fairmount Bagel. They are so delicious on their own that the best way to eat them is as is.  Walk down Fairmount Avenue, arriving on Avenue du Parc, where you will finally have poutine, the famous Canadian dish with fries, cheese curds and gravy. The Montreal version also has smoked meat! While here, it is recommend to pair your poutine with a Quebecois beer. End your tour with some light crepes and fruit for dessert. 

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Old Montreal: Architectural Walking Tour

3. Old Montreal: Architectural Walking Tour

The history of Old Montreal can be discovered through its many unique buildings. With four centuries of architecture to explore, from the walled city to the latest trends in urban design and architecture, this exclusive guided walking tour is the only one with an architectural theme. Highlights of the tour include: Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel, Bonsecours Market, Château Ramezay, City Hall, Pierre Viger House, Notre-Dame Basilica, the Old Seminary, New-York Life and Aldred buildings, Hôtel Place d’Armes, Bank of Montreal, Place Ville Marie, Cadieux Forge, Darling Foundry, the Biosphere and many more... At the end of your tour, you will have the chance to relax and enjoy a beer, a glass of wine or a soft drink at a resto-pub located in Old Montreal, right next to your start location facing the Old Port of Montreal.

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3-Hour Scooter Sightseeing in Montreal

4. 3-Hour Scooter Sightseeing in Montreal

Join your guide for the "all-in-one" sightseeing tour. This is a cultural tour that covers everything you'll want to see and much more. You’ll stroll through four vibrant districts of Montreal, stop by the Jean-Talon market, taste specialties at local food shops and discover urban gems such as hidden alleyways. On Sundays, step by the tam-tams concerts at the foot of Mount Royal. You'll love the way the city’s multiple identities beat with the same equable heart. You'll also discover an unbelievable wealth of cool art galleries, kitsch-loving boutiques, bohemian style jazz bars and flower-filled parks for taking a respite from the streets. Start your visit at the heart of Le Plateau and head toward Montréal's Old Port, where the first foundations of this beautiful city can be found. Then, head in the direction of Saint Helen's Island, passing by the iconic Farine Five Roses and impressive Habitat 67 complex. You'll then travel toward the south-west, along the Lachine canal, stopping to have a little bite at the Atwater Market in the midst of a diverse and colorful crowd. After a tour of the Saint-Henri neighborhood, a popular district full of old factories, brick houses, colorful façades and lots of little parks, you will cross the city center and pick up the Chemin de la Montagne to return to your starting point.

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Montreal: Guided Bike Tour of City, Old Port & Plateau

5. Montreal: Guided Bike Tour of City, Old Port & Plateau

Experience the best bike-friendly city in North America as you explore Montreal on two wheels. With a large network of bike paths, Montreal was meant to be discovered by bicycle. Take advantage of a 3- or 4-hour bike tour with the option to upgrade to an electric bike. Begin your adventure at the bike shop located in historic Old Montreal. After being equipped and briefed on safety, set off under the guidance of your experienced guide. Discover the city’s well-known and lesser-known sights as you ride through its various neighborhoods, main attractions, and more unusual locations. See Old-Port, Latin Quarter, La Fontaine Park, the Plateau, the entrance to Mont-Royal Park, McGill University campus, the business district, and Old Montreal. On the 4-hour tour, you will also ride through Montreal’s Mile End neighborhood. Enjoy a gourmet stop along the way at Saint-Viateur Bagel to taste Montreal’s famous bagels. Once the tour ends, relax and enjoy a complimentary drink (with or without alcohol) at an Old Montreal resto-pub located just next door. You can also continue to explore the city on your own after the tour. You can keep the bike for the rest of the day and return it at closing time.

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Old Montréal: 2-Hour VIP Walking Tour

6. Old Montréal: 2-Hour VIP Walking Tour

Enjoy a 2-hour semi-private walking tour of Old Montréal in a group with a maximum of 6 participants. With a group of this size your guide will be able to ensure that your experience is a personal one. A professional guide will provide interest historical, architectural, and anecdotal information. Discover the birthplace of the fascinating city of Montréal as you walk through the Old Quarter, admiring the major sights along the way. The tour follows a new circuit that takes you across the district from Place d’Armes to Place Jacques-Cartier, along Notre-Dame and Saint-Paul streets, and then ends at Place Royale. Your visit includes a beverage and rest-stop treat.

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Montreal: Small Group Night Sightseeing Tour

7. Montreal: Small Group Night Sightseeing Tour

Don't spend an evening stuck in your hotel, set off on an epic tour of Montreal at night to explore the sights and attractions of this wonderful city. Your tour begins when the sun has completely set for the day and the city lights are turned on with pick up at around 8:30 PM. Take a scenic drive to the top of Mont Royale for your first stop. Travel the twisting, turning roads all the way to the highest point in the city and admire Saint Joseph's Oratory in all its dazzling nighttime glory on the way. Once at the top, take in some of the most amazing evening views of the city. Head back down into the city for a stop in Old Montreal. Follow your guide as you explore the streets of this amazing and historical quarter. End your experience of Old Montreal a breathtaking view of the Notre Dame Basilica. Hop back into the van for a driving tour along the waterfront. At the waterfront, enjoy a ride on the Montreal Observation Wheel to see some of the most unique and memorable nighttime views of the city. After the thrill of riding the Wheel, slow things down with a stop at the famous Montreal poutine house, LaBanquise. Grab a late-night snack (at your own cost) before being dropped off at your hotel for the evening.

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Montreal: Sugar Shack Maple Syrup Day Trip with Lunch

8. Montreal: Sugar Shack Maple Syrup Day Trip with Lunch

Embark on a private day trip from Montreal where you will explore an authentic Quebec Sugar Shack farm, see the process of how maple syrup is made from extraction to bottling, and enjoy an all you can eat lunch buffet at the farm. Begin your day being picked up from any downtown Montreal hotel. Once you are settled in the air-conditioned car you will begin your journey towards the Sugar Shack farm. Upon arrival, marvel at the natural beauty of the farm around you. Follow your guide around the farm where you will learn about maple trees and how maple syrup is made from them. Fun fact: Canada produces about 80% of the world’s pure maple syrup, and Québec alone makes up over 90% of the country’s production.  Once your tour around the farm is complete, feast on a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet lunch. After lunch, you will make your journey back to downtown Montreal where your driver will drop you off at your hotel.

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Montreal: City Architecture Guided Bike Tour

9. Montreal: City Architecture Guided Bike Tour

Hop on 2 wheels and pedal across the Saint Lawrence, checking out the architecture and historic sights of Montreal by bike. With an expert guide leading the way, zip around the Formula One track on Notre Dame Island, and hang onto your bike for the rest of the day to keep exploring on your own. Meet up with your guide at the shop and get sorted with a comfortable bike. Strap on your helmet and then set off behind your guide, pedaling along the waterfront and scoping out iconic architecture along the way. Cruise across the vast waters of the Saint Lawrence River on the Jacques Cartier bridge. Arrive on Notre Dame Island, which hosts the Canadian Grand Prix, and head toward the Formula One racetrack at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Zip around the track on your bike before continuing your exploration of Montreal's parks, bridges, and buildings. Cap off your experience and refuel with sugary samples at the famous Atwater Market along historic Lachine canal trail and opt to hang onto your bike for the rest of the day if you'd like to keep riding around the city on your own.

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Montreal: Personalized Private Food Tour with a Local Foodie

10. Montreal: Personalized Private Food Tour with a Local Foodie

In central Montreal, the food scene can get slightly overwhelming — but with a food-obsessed local guide to lead the way, you’ll know exactly where to go for the very best of it. Discover the local specialties of this multicultural melting pot, including handmade and wood-fired bagels rolled in sesame seeds. Start in the youthful Plateau area, known for its casual bars and 24-hour eateries popular with students. Try Canadian classics at one of the favorite spots, then head 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) west to the trendy Mile End neighborhood, a hub of old-school bagel shops and cool cafés. Once there, get your caffeine fix at a coffee shop and a sesame bagel from St-Viateur, an iconic local haunt. Then, continue 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) further west through the Little Italy neighborhood. Pop into an Italian grocery store, if you like, then head to Jean-Talon Market for handcrafted cheeses and chewy crepes. 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.

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What people are saying about Montreal

This tour was so interesting and informative. It left me wanting to get better acquainted with the interesting people, places and rich history of beautiful Montréal. Mounir was an amazing tour guide! One can tell that he loves what he does and his knowledge, patience and kindness are unsurpassed.

Mounir was our tour guide, and he was absolutely delightful. He was friendly, patient and informative. The route was well thought out, and we enjoyed learning the culture, history and background of the city. Very glad that we went for the tour, strongly recommend.

Guide was informational and very patient with us .Timing was well planned-nothing rushed but saw a lot. He answered all our questions and let us speak to each other.Obviously proud of his country.

Antoine was knowledgeable & very nice. We were a small group & we enjoyed the experience.

Really fun afternoon, and interesting! Antoine was a great guide!