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

1. 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 Montreal’s famous bagels. Once the tour ends, relax and enjoy a complimentary drink (with or without alcohol) at an Old Montreal resto-pub located just next door. You can also continue to explore the city on your own after the tour. You can keep the bike for the rest of the day and return it at closing time.

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 concluded with a photo-stop at Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal area. On the afternoon tour, Visit Saint Joseph's Oratory, before heading to Mont Royal Park and stroll to the top of the mountain for a scenic view of the city from atop the mountain. Then, visit the famous Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood, reputed for its European-style and characteristic multi-colored houses with twisty outdoor staircases and green alleyways. After visiting the cultural district "Quartier des Spectacles" and Downtown Montreal, conclude the tour with a visit to Old Montreal and the Old Port area.

Montreal: All-Day Bicycle Rental

3. 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 to downtown Montreal, visit the Village, or even the Plateau Mont-Royal. The choice is yours.

Montreal: Personalized Private Food Tour with a Local Foodie

4. Montreal: Personalized Private Food Tour with a Local Foodie

In central Montreal, the food scene can get slightly overwhelming — but with a food-obsessed local guide to lead the way, you’ll know exactly where to go for the very best of it. Discover the local specialties of this multicultural melting pot, including handmade and wood-fired bagels rolled in sesame seeds. Start in the youthful Plateau area, known for its casual bars and 24-hour eateries popular with students. Try Canadian classics at one of the favorite spots, then head 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) west to the trendy Mile End neighborhood, a hub of old-school bagel shops and cool cafés. Once there, get your caffeine fix at a coffee shop and a sesame bagel from St-Viateur, an iconic local haunt. Then, continue 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) further west through the Little Italy neighborhood. Pop into an Italian grocery store, if you like, then head to Jean-Talon Market for handcrafted cheeses and chewy crepes. The local partner's handpicked hosts are culinary connoisseurs and history buffs, bakers and bankers, students and seniors. Like the people who travel with them, they have different backgrounds and interests — but they're all so passionate about the place they call home, they choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them.

Montreal: Private Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour with a Local

5. Montreal: Private Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour with a Local

Discover Montreal's best-kept secrets with a local host matched to your interests. Enjoy a private and personalized experience as you explore the colorful history that has created a multicultural melting pot in the heart of the city. Your local host will lead you off the tourist trail down a secret network of cobblestoned streets to parts of Montreal your guidebook doesn't even know about. Learn about the European roots of the city, and discover the unique Québécois food and peculiar shops loved by locals in Plateau and Mile End. Explore Jean-Talon market, where growers, butchers, and fishmongers display their best produce. Relax in the enchanting Mount Royal Park and practice your French as you amble up to one of Montreal's most popular viewpoints to look over the city. Enjoy a flexible itinerary so you can always change your mind about what you want to do. Get matched to a like-minded host after booking to make the most of your experience. The local partner's handpicked hosts are culinary connoisseurs and history buffs, bakers and bankers, students and seniors. Like the people who travel with them, they have different backgrounds and interests — but they’re all so passionate about the place they call home, they choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them.

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What people are saying about Le Plateau-Mont-Royal

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 78 reviews

Good vibes, nice visit while walking and discovering the city by bike. Superb explanations and energy from our guide. I highly recommend to immerse yourself in the spirit of the city.

We sent this note to Mounir: Wanted to thank you for a memorable tour. .You are an outstanding guide with excellent customer service skills. Wish you the best! Ricardo & Verónica

Very enjoyable and informative tour with Pasquale leading the way! Highly recommend.

Marc was a great guide and showed me great spots in Little Italy and Mile End!

Excellent trip, small group and very knowledgeable guide