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Montréal: Electric Fat Tire Bike Ride on Mount Royal

1. Montréal: Electric Fat Tire Bike Ride on Mount Royal

Venture outdoors in the depths of winter and discover Montréal in all its splendor at a magical time of year. Don't be fooled; this is no time to stay indoors! Meet at the pre-arranged meeting point to head to Mount Royal by electric fat tire bike, designed to grip the challenging winter surfaces with ease. Benefit from the monster tires and powered wheels to make light work of the snow for first-timer bikers and seasoned cyclists alike. Like the Eiffel Tower and Empire State Building, Mount Royal can serve as a landmark to orient yourself in the city. Although in reality no more than a large hill in the heart of Montréal, Montréalers are proud of their "mountain." Immerse yourself in the beautiful nature and sense of space in the public park. Get wonderful views from the summit, where the lookout was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, famous for his work at New York's Central Park. Mont Royal doesn't let winter cramp its style. Its 190 hectares (470 acres) offer some of the city's most stunning skyline views from the top of its 3 peaks. The highest rises a modest 233 meters (764 feet) above sea level. Experience a sprawling playground perfect for cycling, and see Montréal from a different perspective.

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Montreal: Small Group Evening City Tour

2. Montreal: Small Group Evening City Tour

Join this small group tour to discover the top sights of Montreal by night. Benefit from the insights of your bilingual, local guide as you traverse the city in the comfort of a climate-controlled van. The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Downtown Montreal. Journey through Downtown, admiring the city lights and the special evening atmosphere. Pass through the upscale neighborhoods of Westmount and their unique houses and grand mansions. Pause for a photo opportunity with the magnificently illuminated St Joseph Oratory before ascending Mont-Royal. Enjoy a short stroll to a lookout point and take in breathtaking views of the city under the cover of night. Climb back into the van and travel to the vibrant nightlife areas of the city. Cross the Jacques Cartier Bridge to see its light up-close and marvel at the Montreal skyline from afar. Check out the Old Port's night festivities before ending your tour with a visit to the historic Old Montreal. Your evening adventure ends with a safe return to your hotel.

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Montreal: 20 or 30-Minute Helicopter Tour

3. Montreal: 20 or 30-Minute Helicopter Tour

Start your helicopter tour of Montreal with a quick safety briefing from your pilot. Get to know the pilot and the aircraft to feel comfortable before you take off. Take a great photo in front of the helicopter and ascend into the skies to see the city from a totally unique perspective. Fly over the Quebec Capitol building at an altitude of 1,500 feet. Hover over the Olympic Stadium, Downtown Montreal and Mount Royal. The 20-minute ride will bring you back to the airport through the Old Port of Montreal and Victoria Bridge. Opt for the 30-minute tour and fly above the Saint Lawrence River over Parc Jean Drapeau and the Jacques Cartier Bridge. Continue to the Îles-de-Boucherville National Park and make your way over the picturesque countryside.

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Montreal: Private Day Tour to Parc Omega & Montebello Lodge

4. Montreal: Private Day Tour to Parc Omega & Montebello Lodge

Embark on a private day tour to discover more of Montreal than just the main city sights. Enjoy the local insights of your guide as you journey in the comfort a private vehicle for you and your group.  Your day begins with pickup from your accommodation. Enjoy a scenic drive through rural countryside to Omega Park, home to many species of Canadian wildlife. Drive through the park, enjoying opportunities to interact with friendly animals such as elk, deer, wild boars, and many others. Observe from up close wolves, bears, coyotes, foxes, buffalo, and caribou. The journey through the park will be between 2 to 4 hours with many opportunities for stops. Your group might want to enjoy lunch in the park paired with incredible scenic views. Next, travel to the nearby Montebello Lodge, the largest log building in North America. Built in 1930, the lodge is nestled in the heart of the scenic Montebello village and surrounded by nature. In the late afternoon, hop back in the vehicle for your return trip to Montreal. Tour concludes with drop-off at your accommodation between 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

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Montreal: Private Transfer to/from YUL International Airport

5. Montreal: Private Transfer to/from YUL International Airport

Enjoy a safe and reliable private airport transfer between Montreal–Trudeau International Airport (YUL) and your accommodation in Montreal. Relax with a comfortable 1-way service directly to or from the airport. Be greeted by your driver who will be waiting for you at the arrivals hall with a sign displaying your name. Your driver will track your flight, so you won't have to worry in case of a flight delay. Save yourself having to carry heavy bags and navigating the public transportation system and take comfort knowing that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high-quality standards.

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Montreal: Full-Day Small Group City Tour

6. 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 Notre-Dame Basilica and pause for lunch or souvenir shopping (at your own expense). Enjoy a short walk through Old Montreal to admire historic landmarks and sample some local products. Next up is Chinatown and the cultural district of the city, Quartier des Spectacles, in downtown Montreal. See the busy commercial district and pass by Mile End and try the famous Montreal Bagel. Stop in Little Italy and walk through Jean-Talon Market, the city's largest farmer's market. Your city adventure ends with a visit to Le Plateau Mount-Royal.

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Montreal: Private Day Tour to Mont Tremblant

7. Montreal: Private Day Tour to Mont Tremblant

Take in the fresh air and stunning scenery of the Laurentian Mountains on this private day tour to Mont Tremblant.  Get picked up directly from your accommodation in Montreal and enjoy a 1.5-hour scenic drive through the Laurentian Mountains. Once you have reached Mont Tremblant you can do a light hike, take a gondola ride or take a stroll through the town and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, the choice is yours.  At the end of the day, your driver will take you back to your hotel where you will arrive between approximately 5.00 and 6.00 PM.

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Old Montreal: Architectural Walking Tour

8. 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.

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Montreal: Small Group Sightseeing Tour with Seasonal Cruise

9. Montreal: Small Group Sightseeing Tour with Seasonal Cruise

Discover the highlights of Montreal in comfort on a 5-hour guided tour and travel in a small group for a more intimate experience. Drive to the Mont-Royal mountain that the city was named after and get beautiful views of the surrounding area and city skyline. You will get to see St. Joseph's Oratory and stop at a landing point on Mount Royal for breathtaking scenic views of the city, and then explore its historical side in Old Montreal. Hear little known historical facts and see the beautiful Notre Dame Basilica.  When in season, you will head to the Old Port of Montreal where you will board a riverboat cruise. On this 1.5-hour cruise, you will be able to sit back, relax and take in some amazing sights as you float down the St. Lawrence River. From September to June, the cruise will be replaced by a visit to La Grande Roue, Montreal's famous observation wheel, located in Old Port. Following a view of the beautiful downtown Montreal, head out through some more of the city as you work your way towards the world-famous Olympic Park which was the main stop for the 1976 Olympics. You will have time to explore the area and take a trip to the Biodome where you will walk through four ecosystems found in the Americas.

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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Montreal

A tremendously relaxing tour that was professionally and seamlessly conducted/operated by Chris. Highlights included witnessing a consortium of moose, wolves and bisons (observed from within the safe confines of a Honda Pilot), feeding trouts and driving by the Montebello Lodge. Highly recommended for anyone with a generous amount of time and a curious/adventurous mindset.

This tour was so interesting and informative. It left me wanting to get better acquainted with the interesting people, places and rich history of beautiful Montréal. Mounir was an amazing tour guide! One can tell that he loves what he does and his knowledge, patience and kindness are unsurpassed.

Mounir was our tour guide, and he was absolutely delightful. He was friendly, patient and informative. The route was well thought out, and we enjoyed learning the culture, history and background of the city. Very glad that we went for the tour, strongly recommend.

Guide was informational and very patient with us .Timing was well planned-nothing rushed but saw a lot. He answered all our questions and let us speak to each other.Obviously proud of his country.

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