Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal

Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Montreal: Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip

1. From Montreal: Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip

Explore the sights and history of Quebec City on a hassle-free guided 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. Start your day with a pickup from downtown Montreal. On arrival in Quebec City, visit sites like Place Royale, Old Quebec, Petit Champlain, Notre Dame Basilica, and the Quebec Citadel. Drive along Grande-Allee, 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-foot (83-meter) high falls. Then, get back aboard the bus for your return trip to Montreal.

Montreal: Small Group Night Sightseeing Tour

2. 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.

Old Montreal: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour of the West Side

3. Old Montreal: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour of the 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 close to 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 you can discover as you explore the area with your guide.

Old Montreal Walking tour: Off the beaten path

4. Old Montreal Walking tour: Off the beaten path

You want to explore Old Montreal but you don’t know where to begin? We’ve got you covered. Join us as we explore Old Montreal, a true slice of Europe in North America. We'll wander the narrow cobblestone streets, admire architecture gems, catch some breathtaking views of the Old Port harbor, and even explore a section of the Underground City. Our 2.5 hour tour is casual yet very informative, with no two tours being exactly the same. Each of Fitz’s passionate local guides -the coolest storytellers you’ll find in town- will unveil the secrets behind the most iconic landmarks and also show you their favorite off-the-beaten-path spots. Yes, there is a lot more than just beautiful monuments in this part of town! The tour begins at the lobby of the William Gray hotel where you’ll meet your guide and set off to explore Old Montreal through the back door. We’ll visit unmissable sights such as Place Jaques Cartier, St. Paul street and Place d’Armes, but also some less obvious spots like an avant garde art gallery, Montreal’s World Trade Center, and a section of the Underground City. You’ll understand how Old Montreal was the most important and wealthy district in Canada, and how it has become the dynamic and thriving area it is today. This tour was carefully crafted to be fully enjoyable both in summer and in winter, with some extra indoor stops planned for the cold days. If you are booking for January, Just don’t forget your gloves and you’ll be alright.

Montreal: East and West Old Montreal Guided Walking Tour

5. Montreal: East and West Old Montreal Guided Walking Tour

Explore Old Montreal on a guided walking tour. Visit the eastern part in the late morning before breaking for lunch and head to the western part in the afternoon. Choose between a French or English speaking guide. Stroll through the cobblestone streets and winding alleys of the historic district. Meet your guide in the Place d'Armes square, where you can see a monument in memory of Paul de Chomedey, founder of Montreal and the 19th-century Notre-Dame Basilica. Begin your exploration of the eastern part of Old Montreal. Uncover hidden gems along the way to sights like the historic square Place Jacques-Cartier, City Hall, and the Champ de mars park. View mid-19th-century buildings on Cours le Royer street and St-Paul Street. Admire the chapel and vibrant market on Bonsecours street. Find out historical, architectural and anecdotal information along the way. Stop for an hour-long break where you can purchase a nice lunch or cover some ground on your own before continuing to the west part of Old Montreal. Get off the beaten track as you look back on Montréal’s economic effervescence in the 19th century and witness the dynamism of the metropolis today. Walk down St-Jacques Street and its banks and stroll past the office building of Canadian National Railway Company on McGill Street. Visit the squares of Place d’Youville and Place Royale where you can see the Pointe-à-Callière Museum.

Quebec City: Old Quebec 5-Course Gourmet Food Tour

6. Quebec City: Old Quebec 5-Course Gourmet Food Tour

Meet your guide to begin your culinary adventure. Enjoy seasonal cuisine catered to your tour at every stop. See the recently unearthed relics as you visit some of the top restaurants in Quebec City. Start your evening by meeting your experienced and professional guide. Walk from bar to restaurant as you take in the stunning architecture of Old Quebec. Amaze yourself with the architecture of Quebec City Hall, Château Frontenac Hotel, and Royale Square. Enjoy bites ranging from seasonal Arancini, Caprice Salad, braised beef, charcuterie, flambé shrimp and more. Follow your guide while hearing stories of Quebec as you move from chef to chef and restaurant to restaurant. End your night in a centralized location among many bars and top sites of Quebec City.

Montreal: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

7. Montreal: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral! Visit Dominion Square Park-Place du Canada with the serenity that this wonderful park offers. Photograph the central Victoria Square and admire the modern Center d'histoire de Montréal with its historical exhibits. Pointe-à-Callière with its archaeological exhibits will captivate your camera! The fairytale Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal in the historic center of the city gives a monadic touch to the fast pace of city life! Montreal City Hall is worth some of your time and the space on your phone's memory. La Grande Roue de Montréal, will leave a unique experience and view if you visit it. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Clock Tower in an ideal landscape for a last taste of beautiful Montreal!

Montreal: Private Walking Tour of Old Montreal

8. Montreal: Private Walking Tour of Old Montreal

Discover Montreal's past from the foundation of Fort Ville-Marie in 1642 to today’s modern city on this Old Montreal private walking tour. The historic heart of the city and its adjacent Old Port will be the setting for the story of one of the greatest cities in the Americas. Your guide will lead you through a maze of narrow streets where many historic buildings can be found. Explore the birthplace of this metropolis and take a trip back in time. The departure time, duration, route, and content of the tour can be customized according to your needs and interests. Example itinerary of a typical tour: • Visit important public squares such as Place d’Armes, Place Royale, and Place Jacques-Cartier. Check out the monuments and works of art that are on display there • Admire the external architecture of buildings like the Notre-Dame Basilica, the three courthouses, the Château Ramezay, and the Bonsecours Market • Pass by the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel and City Hall as well as walking along the former 'Wall Street of Canada', St-Jacques Street • Discover the foundation site of the city’s first hospital, l’Hôtel Dieu in the Cours Le Royer • See the Sulpician Seminary, the oldest building in the historic district • Find out more about the Old Port

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What people are saying about Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,269 reviews

The driver Andrew was funny and always on time. The trip was amazing, Quebec City is espectacular and definitely worth to visit. I learned so much also with the tour guide.

Our guide Andre was very knowledgeable about the history of Old Montreal and full of historical facts, It was a fun time.

Felicity was great! Very knowledgeable and agreeable. She made the experience so smooth despite the 4 hours walking.

Good knowledgeable guide. Interesting tour with a lot of humoresque data about history and architecture.

Very nice city ; very informative tour; very nice driver Andre and guide