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Old Montreal Walking Tour

by Guidatour
per adult Price is CA $30
Duration: 1h 30m+ Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Old Montreal's centuries-old architecture & historic sites

  • Venture inside the stunning neo-gothic Notre-Dame Basilica

  • Archaeological centre at Pointe-à-Callière & Place Royale

  • 1684 structure & 1700s clock at Saint Sulpice Seminary

  • Expert local guide shares cultural & historical insights

Highlights

  • Old Montreal's centuries-old architecture & historic sites

  • Venture inside the stunning neo-gothic Notre-Dame Basilica

  • Archaeological centre at Pointe-à-Callière & Place Royale

  • 1684 structure & 1700s clock at Saint Sulpice Seminary

  • Expert local guide shares cultural & historical insights

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11:00 AM, Old Montreal East Tour in English

Duration 1h 30m

Live Commentary in English. Includes the inside of Notre Dame Basilica, goes towards Place Jacques-Cartier, and ends at Bonsecours Market.

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Total price is CA $29.50, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

1:30 PM, Old Montreal West Tour in English

Duration 1h 30m

Live Commentary in English. Includes the inside of Notre Dame Basilica, goes towards Place Jacques-Cartier, and ends at Bonsecours Market.

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Total price is CA $29.50, taxes included

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11:00 AM, Old Montreal Combined East and West Walking Tour in English

Duration 4h

3-hour walking tour of east and west sides of Old Montreal. East departs at 11am; West at 1:30pm; live commentary in English.

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Total price is CA $48, taxes included

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Old Montreal Walking Tour

Activity Location

Montreal

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Notre Dame Basilica

    110 Notre-Dame West

    Montreal H2Y 2V5 Canada


Description

Discover the heart of historic Montreal on this enthralling walking tour. A professional guide shares knowledge of the city's fascinating past, pointing out the architectural landmarks and centuries-old secrets that abound within the stone walls of Old Montreal. Opt either for the East tour or the West tour or choose both for a complete overview of Montreal's historic district.

Start off at Notre-Dame Basilica, the first neo-gothic church in Canada, and admire its beautiful architecture.

Pass by the limestone façade, gabled roof and 18th century clock of Saint Sulpice Seminary – one of Montreal’s oldest buildings, this 1684 structure is still used as a residence for the Society of Priests of Saint Sulpice.

Learn about the life of Montrealers from centuries past, and continue on to major historical sites such as the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel. Built in 1678, this church’s name means “Our Lady of Good Help” and has been a pilgrimage site for sailors wishing to give thanks for safe travels at sea.

On the East tour, as you contemplate the domed, Parisian-style Bonsecours Market, your knowledgeable guide shares insight into Montreal, past and present.

The West tour of Old Montreal let you step into the Place Royale—this small, cobbled plaza was the heart of Montreal’s urban life in the 1700s— and ends near Pointe-à-Callière, Montreal’s world-class museum of archaeology and history.


Inclusions

  • 1.5-hour certified guide services

  • Entrance fees to the Notre-Dame basilica

  • Discount on admission to Pointe-à-Callière Museum


Exclusions

  • Service (optional)


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 5 and younger are complimentary.

  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs and walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Old Montreal Walking Tour ratings based on 91 Verified Reviews

4.7 out of 5

5/5 Nov. 24, 2019

Very informative 90 minute tour. The tour guide gave us a lot of information and we learned a lot and it was also entertaining and interesting. He told us about the history of the City and the province as well as the buildings, food and culture of the City

5/5 Nov. 10, 2019

Thomas was very informative about the area's origins as well as modern use of the buildings. I did no realize, however, that the tour offers three options: west Old Montreal, east Old Montreal, or a combo.

5/5 Oct. 13, 2019

Our guide Jean Michel did an outstanding job! Not only was he very knowledgeble, but he interspersed humour with his commentary. He included everyone and took all their questions.