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Walking Tour of Old Montreal provided by Guidatour Private Tours

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Walking Tour of Old Montreal

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Get an insider’s take on Old Montreal during this guided walking tour, which lets you leave the navigating to someone else. Choose a shorter walk of either the east or west sides or a longer walk that covers both. Through your guide’s commentary, come to understand the history, culture, and architecture of the city. Highlights include the Notre-Dame Basilica, Champ de Mars, City Hall, Bonsecours Market, and Place Jacques-Cartier.
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Notre-Dame Street West & Place d'Armes
Rue Notre-Dame Ouest & Place d'Armes, Montréal, QC H2Y 4A4, CanadaSouthwest corner of Place d'Armes
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    Old Montreal
    Stop: 2 hours -
    Your tour will be spent exploring the sights and attractions of Old Montreal
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    Pass by Notre-Dame Basilica
    Pass by Place d'Armes
    Pass by Place Jacques-Cartier
    Pass by City Hall
    Pass by Rue St-Paul
    Pass by Bonsecours Market (Marche Bonsecours)
    Pass by Champ-de-Mars
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  • Choose between east, west, or full Old Montreal walking tour
  • Leave the directions and logistics to your guide while you focus on the sights
  • Pass by highlights such as Notre-Dame Basilica, one of Old Montreal's must-see sights
  • In-depth commentary from your guide about Montreal's history
What to Expect
When booking, choose between the east-side (mid-morning departure) or west-side (early afternoon departure) tour. Alternatively, you can book both, which gives you a break for an independent lunch. Meet at the Place d'Armes, where your guide will give you an orientation before your tour starts. Learn about Quebec’s rich religious heritage, and admire the building’s impressive stained-glass windows. From there, set out on foot through the streets of Old Montreal, leaving navigation to your guide. Listen to commentary on the city’s history, architecture, art, and culture as you visit highlights such as Sulpician Seminary, the Champ de Mars, City Hall, St.-Jacques Street, Place Jacques-Cartier, and  Place Royale. End up at the domed public market, Bonsecours Market, which is more than 100 years old. From there, you can explore further on your own with your guide’s suggestions.
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Departure Point
Notre-Dame Street West & Place d'Armes, Rue Notre-Dame Ouest & Place d'Armes, Montréal, QC H2Y 4A4, Canada
1h 30m
Return Details
Bonsecours Market Street, Bonsecours Market St, Montreal, QC H2Y, Canada Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History, 350 Place Royale, Montréal, QC H2Y 3Y5, Canada
  • Certified guide services
  • Local taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • This tour operates year-round
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Tricia G wrote a review Mar 2020
Winnipeg, Canada8 contributions
My daughter and I did a walking tour of the West side of Old Montreal, it was Excellent! The guide was funny, passionate and informative! Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from Guidatour, Public Relations Manager at Walking Tour of Old Montreal
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for the positive comments! We are glad that you and your daughter enjoyed the tour!
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Departure772406 wrote a review Feb 2020
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I did both the East and West end tour of Old Montreal, and my guide, Martin, was very knowledgable and personable. During the West end tour, I was actually the only person who had signed up, so Martin ended up giving me a one-on-one tour of the city! Along the way, we had a
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from Guidatour, Public Relations Manager at Walking Tour of Old Montreal
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you for your 5-star review! We will share your kind words with Martin. Looking forward to welcome you again when it will be warmer in our beautiful city! Best, Guidatour's Team
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marcopolopaloalto wrote a review Feb 2020
Palo Alto, California988 contributions255 helpful votes
Our guide was superb, as we walked and stopped outside the Notre Dame Basilica and outside the courthouse, and various statues. She knew the beginning history of Montreal, and rivalries. She paced our one and a half hour tour nicely, stopping to let us warm up. Just note that
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from Guidatour, Public Relations Manager at Walking Tour of Old Montreal
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Bonjour marcopolopaloalto, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your walking tour of Old Montréal with us. Thank you for the positive feedback! Guidatour's Team
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Emanuelle M wrote a review Feb 2020
Brooklyn, New York2 contributions
Our tour guide was absolutely amazing! He was informative, knowledgeable, and really made for the perfect tour. Some tour guides tell you more about their personal lives than the city itself. But this tour was exactly what i wanted. Cool facts, and history and origin of the city
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from Guidatour, Public Relations Manager at Walking Tour of Old Montreal
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Bonjour Emanuelle994, We are very happy to hear that the tour was exactly what you wanted. Thank you for the 5-star review! Guidatour's Team
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Clifford wrote a review Feb 2020
Albany, New York2 contributions
Elise is a great guide with a wide knowledge of trivia about the city and its history. Sights included churches, street art, restaurants, churches, parks, churches, the city skyline, and did I mention churches? You’ll learn a lot about Montréal.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from Guidatour, Public Relations Manager at Walking Tour of Old Montreal
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Bonjour CliffordSteven, Thank you for your 5-star review and your kind words about Elise. Best regards, Guidatour's Team
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Frederic was very pleasant and filled with information about history, architecture, notable citizens and even shopp
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Finally a moment to write a review of Pierre, who gave our group of four a private 3-hour walking tour of Old Montr
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It was a wonderful and great tour that made my family has more understanding of Montreal Old town. The tour guider
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Fun and interesting
We loved our walking tour of Old Montreal...we saw things we would have never come upon, noticed, or visited...and
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Thomas was very informative and fun. He has a great sense of humor. Good knowledge of architecture and history. We
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Christmas Walking Tour in Old Montreal
My friends and I did this walk in the evening on December 7th and we had a great time! We were in and out of severa
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Private Walking Tour of Old Montreal
Wonderful tour with Elise. She was charming and knowledgeable and gave us a great tour. She tailored it just to u
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A great introduction to Old Montreal
We took this tour, both the east & west, on our first full day in Montreal and it really helped us get oriented. O
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Old Montreal Walking Tour
Enjoyed the tour by a Montreal native. Good experience for our family as first time visitors to Montreal.
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5 Stars in Everyway
We were a group of 8 friends looking to see as much as possible of the best of Old Montreal. We opted to take a 2.5
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Lesley delivered a great tour of Old Montreal. We started at Notre Dame which was elegant and walked our way down t
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Old Montreal Private Walking Tour
Thomas did an excellent job. Open and honest about Montreal. Very proud of the low crime rate and diverse culture
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Excellent private tour by extremely knowledgeable and friendly guide with a history background. Caroline gave my wi
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OUr tour guide Camille, made this tour the highlight of our stay in Montreal. She was very knowledgeable of the who
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The amazing Isabelle G was our guide for walking tours of east and west Old Montreal. Each is sold as a separate 1
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