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  • Montreal: Quebec City & Montmorency Falls Day Trip

    1. Montreal: Quebec City & Montmorency Falls Day Trip

    Explore the history of Quebec City on a hassle-free day trip from Montreal. Relax in the comfort of a premium bus as you begin the scenic journey with complimentary pickup from downtown Montreal hotels. On arrival in Quebec City, visit sites like Place Royale, Old Quebec, Petit Champlain, Notre Dame Basilica, and the Quebec Citadel. Drive along Grande-Allle, stop at the Chateau Frontenac, and admire Quebec's oldest skyscraper. Enjoy leisure time to explore the city’s winding streets and Quebec City’s oldest public stairs, Escalier Casse-Cou. Ride the funicular built into the cliff which links Upper and Lower Quebec for magnificent views of the river and its surroundings. Stop at the Plains of Abraham to see where the famous battle between French and English armies took place in 1759. Depart Quebec City’s Old Town for Montmorency Falls to enjoy extraordinary views of the impressive 274-...

    It is a great tour ... it is a pity that it doesn't take more free time to visit the upper Quebec area by yourself.

  • 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...

    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!

  • Walking Tour in Old Montreal's West Side

    3. Walking Tour in Old Montreal's West Side

    Explore the west side of Old Montreal during this 90-minute walking tour. European in character, with cobblestone streets and cafe culture, much of Old Montreal has been preserved in its original 17th century state. Your expert guide will share the exceptional history of this French-influenced city while showing you its stunning architecture and historic sites. Begin your walk with a step inside the famous Notre-Dame Basilica and end at the Place Royale, near the Pointe-à-Callière Museum. Encounter a variety of highlights in between as you see significant landmarks of Montreal, including the Place d'Youville and Place Royale. Walk along McGill and Saint-Jacques Street - once the financial heart of Canada. While Old Montreal reflects the city's rich and colorful past, today it is a vibrant, artistic, and trendy neighborhood lined with galleries, restaurants, and fashionable boutiques y...

    Martin a été un excellent guide. Ses excellentes connaissances au plan de l'histoire et de l'architecture sont très appréciées. Il partage ses connaissances avec entrain et répond patiemment à nos questions. Il suscite la réflexion et nous permet de voir Montréal autrement! à faire.

  • Montréal: 5-Course Dinner Cruise

    4. Montréal: 5-Course Dinner Cruise

    Experience Montréal from a different perspective on a dinner cruise along the St. Lawrence River. Arrive in the Old Port of Montréal from 6:00 PM to collect your cruise ticket inside the brand new cruise terminal on Alexandria Pier. 

    Board the beautiful AML Cavalier Maxim vessel, with a capacity for up to 850 guests. Wander the outside decks and terraces and the indoor dining rooms. Enjoy a drink at one of the bars before the boat sets sail at 7:00 PM. Appreciate the panorama from the "floor to ceiling" all-glass dining rooms, and get breathtaking views of the harbor and St. Lawrence River as you sail.

    Experience the local gastronomy of dishes prepared by a talented team of chefs. Then, relax to the sounds of the live DJ after your 5-course meal. Take advantage of the outdoor patios, and dance the night away under the stars or on one of the indoor dance ...

    The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. Our waitress Marie was out going and very attentive. She was great. Would recommend this highly

  • Old Montreal: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour of the East Side

    5. Old Montreal: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour of the East Side

    Discover the fascinating city of Montreal and its birthplace on a walking tour through the East of Old Quarter, bursting with amazing art, intriguing history and spectacular architecture. Your walk goes towards Cours le Royer and ends at Bonsecours Market. Your guide shares the exceptional history and shows you the stunning architecture of Montreal through anecdotes that reveal the city's secrets! Highlights on the tour include: • Le Cours le Royer • St-Paul Street • City Hall • Place Jacques-Cartier • Champ de Mars • Bonsecours Chapel and Street • Bonsecours Market

    so great ! definitely recommend this to anyone interested in knowing facts about where they are travelling. best to do on first day of arrival then can use the tips for remainder of the trip. Pierre was an awesome, well spoken and helpful guide!

  • 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 admission to Notre-Dame Basilica, a beverage and rest-stop treat.

    Very knowledgeable, personable guide. Small group allowed for a steady pace… not a wasted moment!. Good orientation…I feel confident walking the city after the walk.

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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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!

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What people are saying about Montreal

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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

The tour was excellent. Unfortunately, although advertised as part of the tour online, we were not able to visit inside Norte Dame cathedral. Perhaps there should be an adjustment.

Very knowledgeable, personable guide. Small group allowed for a steady pace… not a wasted moment!. Good orientation…I feel confident walking the city after the walk.

It is a great tour ... it is a pity that it doesn't take more free time to visit the upper Quebec area by yourself.

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