Montreal
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  • 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 Ar...

    It was a good experience. It is especially recommended for those who are coming for a day trip.

  • Montreal: 20 or 30-Minute Helicopter Tour

    2. Montreal: 20 or 30-Minute Helicopter Tour

    Start your helicopter tour of Montreal with a quick safety briefing from your pilot. Get to know the pilot and the aircraft to feel comfortable before you take off. After a great photo opportunity in front of the helicopter, ascend into the skies above the city. Fly over the Quebec Capitol building at an altitude of 1,500 feet and see all the best spots of the city from a totally unique perspective. Hover over the Olympic Stadium, Downtown Montreal and Mount Royal. The 20-minute ride will bring you back to the airport through the Old Port of Montreal and Victoria Bridge. Opt for the 30-minute tour and fly above the Saint Lawrence River over Parc Jean Drapeau and the Jacques Cartier Bridge. Continue to the Îles-de-Boucherville National Park and make your way over the picturesque countryside for views of beautiful landscapes and the natural splendors of Montreal and its surroundings.  B...

    Great experience; excellent friendly Pilot. But no commentary on the city which was very minimum. Highly recommended.

  • Montreal: Half-Day City Tour

    3. 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...

    Munir was such a knowledgeable guide. He knew so much history of everywhere we went. The car was very nice and clean, plus he was a great driver. Would definitely recommend!

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

    4. 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 Mon...

    Mike was an amazing guide! I highly recommend this activity if you visit Montreal. It really made our trip special and memorable. Thank you, Mike!! Brian and Teresa Lennox, Dundas, ON

  • Montreal: Full-Day Small Group City Tour

    5. 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 No...

  • Old Montreal: Architectural Walking Tour

    6. 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.

    Booked on a very rainy day but our guide was excellent and such a great sport about it. She made sure we still got a great experience and even tried to show us places underground to avoid the rain, can’t be more any grateful she made it such a positive experience even though it was raining.

  • Montréal: Guided Tour in Vintage Convertible Cadillac

    7. Montréal: Guided Tour in Vintage Convertible Cadillac

    Discover the amazing sights and sounds of Canada’s cultural capital in style while you are driven around in a beautiful American convertible Cadillac. This is what you can do with friends or family during your visit to Montreal. Enjoy a personalized and private journey of the city’s famous landmarks, diverse history, and vibrant modern culture. Get recommendations from your local guide on the best restaurants and bars, nightlife, and current events to visit. Relax and soak up the summer sun in comfort while you are shown everything that makes Montreal so special, all with that local touch. Take the 1-hour option if you are on a tight schedule during your stay to explore the historical heart of the City, Old Montreal. You will be able to step back in time and see the fascinating architecture of this 17th-century French settlement, including the stunning Notre-Dame Basilica and Bonsec...

    We loved the tour and specially the guide. He is super knowledgeble and friendly, we definitely recommend this tour!

  • Montreal: Small Group Evening City Tour

    8. 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 festivitie...

    Tour guide was very knowledgeable and always had something interesting to tell us. It was a great time.

  • Montreal: Private Day Tour to Ottawa

    9. Montreal: Private Day Tour to Ottawa

    Discover the history and culture of Canada's capital city Ottawa, just a 2-hour drive from Montreal.  Get picked up directly from your accommodation and enjoy a scenic drive through the charming Canadian countryside. On arrival in Ottawa, visit Parliament Hill, where you will see the stunning neo-Gothic Parliament Building that overlooks the majestic Ottawa River. Then, wander to ByWard Market, one of Canada's oldest and largest public markets. Next, take a stroll through some of the unique parks of Ottawa. If you’re feeling peckish, get some advice from your guide on the best places for lunch in Ottawa.  In the late afternoon, your driver will take you back to your hotel where you will arrive between 5.00 and 6.00 PM.

    I loved the tour and Chris, the guide, is absolutely wonderful! I definitely recommend this tour to Ottawa.

  • Montreal: All-Day Bicycle Rental

    10. Montreal: All-Day Bicycle Rental

    Avoid the busy public transport system and explore Montreal by bike. Cruise along miles of bike paths in this cycle-friendly city, and use the map included with your bike rental to discover these amazing trails. Ride through Montreal’s different neighborhoods, and get a real feel for life in this city life as you glide around the streets. Cycle along the cobblestoned lanes of Old Montreal, stopping at a local bakery to savor a pastry or two. Enjoy the freedom to travel where and when you like, making as many stops as you like. See some of the most famous sites along the way, including museums and the stunning waterfront at the Port of Montreal. On the border of Old Montreal is Chinatown, bursting with character and amazing restaurants. Stop at one of the famous candy stores and treat yourself to a popular, made-to-order “dragons beard”. Continue on to wherever you please — take a trip ...

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What people are saying about Montreal

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 100 reviews

Mike was an excellent guide and we learned so much about the fascinating city of Montreal during this ride. The things we learned about the city and its people inspired hours of conversation for the rest of the day. Biking is the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful details of Montreal’s street art, architecture, and landscape. The fact that you can keep the bike all day after the tour is a wonderful added benefit as there is more to see and do than this wonderful 4-hour tour can even cover. People of all cycling abilities will find the pace comfortable. Highly recommend!

Booked on a very rainy day but our guide was excellent and such a great sport about it. She made sure we still got a great experience and even tried to show us places underground to avoid the rain, can’t be more any grateful she made it such a positive experience even though it was raining.

Mike was an amazing guide! I highly recommend this activity if you visit Montreal. It really made our trip special and memorable. Thank you, Mike!! Brian and Teresa Lennox, Dundas, ON

Tour guide was very knowledgeable and always had something interesting to tell us. It was a great time.

Very informative tour. Norman our tour guide was fantastic,