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Montréal: 5-Course Dinner Cruise

1. Montréal: 5-Course Dinner Cruise

Experience Montréal from a different perspective on a dinner cruise along the St. Lawrence River. Arrive in the Old Port of Montréal from 6:00 PM to collect your cruise ticket inside the brand new cruise terminal on Alexandria Pier.  Board the beautiful AML Cavalier Maxim vessel, with a capacity for up to 850 guests. Wander the outside decks and terraces and the indoor dining rooms. Enjoy a drink at one of the bars before the boat sets sail at 7:00 PM. Appreciate the panorama from the "floor to ceiling" all-glass dining rooms, and get breathtaking views of the harbor and St. Lawrence River as you sail. Experience the local gastronomy of dishes prepared by a talented team of chefs. Then, relax to the sounds of the live DJ after your 5-course meal. Take advantage of the outdoor patios, and dance the night away under the stars or on one of the indoor dance floors. See the Old Port of Montréal and sail past the theme park of La Ronde on the island of St. Hélène. Admire the Jacques Cartier Bridge and Biosphere, before your return to port at approximately 10:30 PM.  

Montréal: Cruise with 3-Course Brunch

2. Montréal: Cruise with 3-Course Brunch

Enjoy a day out at sea on the Saint Lawrence River aboard this cruise. Enjoy a delicious 3-course brunch, see Montreal's iconic sites such as the Old Port, Jacques Cartier Bridge, Olympique Park, and many more from a sea view. Meet your host at the Grand Quay pier in Old Montreal to board the cruise. Enjoy brunch for 1 hour before departing on a scenic 1.5 hour river cruise. The river cruise will depart at 11:30 AM. Take a seat, sit back, relax, enjoy the ride and listen to the commentary from the crew members as you drift along the river in style. Smell the sweet aroma from the kitchen as the chefs prepare your food. Taste a delicious 3-course brunch cooked from local products. Sip on complimentary coffee or tea as you savor your meal. Feeling full up? No worries, you can chill in the dining rooms or head to the open-air outdoor terraces to admire the view. See Montreal from a different perspective, and make sure you take photos of the Old Port, La Grande Roue, Jacques Cartier Bridge, and many more sites as you cruise along.

Old Montréal: 2-Hour VIP Walking Tour

3. Old Montréal: 2-Hour VIP Walking Tour

Enjoy a 2-hour semi-private walking tour of Old Montréal in a group with a maximum of 6 participants. With a group of this size your guide will be able to ensure that your experience is a personal one. A professional guide will provide interest historical, architectural, and anecdotal information. Discover the birthplace of the fascinating city of Montréal as you walk through the Old Quarter, admiring the major sights along the way. The tour follows a new circuit that takes you across the district from Place d’Armes to Place Jacques-Cartier, along Notre-Dame and Saint-Paul streets, and then ends at Place Royale. Your visit includes a beverage and rest-stop treat.

3-Hour Scooter Sightseeing in Montreal

4. 3-Hour Scooter Sightseeing in Montreal

Scoot through the streets of Montreal on this guided tour and discover more in less time. Zip past an unbelievable wealth of cool art galleries, kitsch-loving boutiques, bohemian-style jazz bars, and flower-filled parks  Meet your guide and get set up with your scooter and helmet. Start your visit at the heart of Le Plateau and head toward Montréal's Old Port, where the first foundations of this beautiful city can be found.  Head in the direction of Saint Helen's Island, passing by the iconic Farine Five Roses and impressive Habitat 67 complex. Travel southwest, along the Lachine canal, stopping to have a little bite at the Atwater Market in the midst of a diverse and colorful crowd.  Stop by the Jean-Talon market, taste specialties at local food shops, and uncover hidden alleyways. On Sundays, step by the tam-tams concerts at the foot of Mount Royal. You'll love the way the city’s multiple identities beat with the same equable heart.  After a tour of the Saint-Henri neighborhood, a popular district full of old factories, brick houses, colorful façades and lots of little parks, you will cross the city center and pick up the Chemin de la Montagne to return to your starting point.

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

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

Experience the most 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. Choose from 3- or 4-hour bike tour with the option to upgrade to an e-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. Take in the atmosphere at the bustling Old-Port and soak up the hip vibe in the Latin Quarter. Admire the greenery of La Fontaine Park and pass by the Plateau, the entrance to the Mont-Royal Park, and the McGill University campus. View the high rises of the business district and take in the charm of Old Montreal. Extend your trip with the 4-hour tour and ride through Montreal’s Mile End neighborhood. Enjoy a gourmet stop along the way at Saint-Viateur Bagel to taste Montreal’s famous bagels. End your tour with a complimentary drink (with or without alcohol) at an Old Montreal resto-pub. Have the option to continue to explore the city on your own after the tour by keeping for the rest of the day and returning it at closing time.

Montreal: Small Group Night Sightseeing Tour

6. 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.

Montreal: Personalized Private Food Tour with a Local Foodie

7. 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: Christmas Brunch Cruise

8. Montreal: Christmas Brunch Cruise

Climb aboard the Cavalier Maxim river vessel at Montreal’s Alexandra Pier in the Old Port and set sail on a 1.5-hour festive brunch cruise of the Saint Lawrence River. Admire the Old Port and the metropolis with a fine carpet of snow, while the magic of Christmas takes over. See the metropolitan area from a new perspective as you cruise out from the port, past the Olympic Stadium, Parc Bellerive, the Pont Jacques-Cartier and more. Start with a selection of mini pastries and a fruit parfait. For you main course you get to choose one of the following option: Captain’s Plate (egg, etc) OR warm crepes OR Smoked salmon croissant OR our special omelette. Every dish includes a mini potato cassolette seasoned with salted herbs from the Bas-Saint-Laurent region and is served with bacon and chicken sausage. Finish this amazing brunch with our special christmas dessert . Coffee, tea or herbal tea is included with your brunch.

Montreal: Sugar Shack Maple Syrup Day Trip with Lunch

9. Montreal: Sugar Shack Maple Syrup Day Trip with Lunch

Embark on a private day trip from Montreal where you will explore an authentic Quebec Sugar Shack farm, see the process of how maple syrup is made from extraction to bottling, and enjoy an all you can eat lunch buffet at the farm. Begin your day being picked up from any downtown Montreal hotel. Once you are settled in the air-conditioned car you will begin your journey towards the Sugar Shack farm. Upon arrival, marvel at the natural beauty of the farm around you. Follow your guide around the farm where you will learn about maple trees and how maple syrup is made from them. Fun fact: Canada produces about 80% of the world’s pure maple syrup, and Québec alone makes up over 90% of the country’s production.  Once your tour around the farm is complete, feast on a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet lunch. After lunch, you will make your journey back to downtown Montreal where your driver will drop you off at your hotel.

Montreal: Full-Day Small Group City Tour

10. 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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What people are saying about Montreal

I loved this excursion and felt it was well worth the money spent! I was really worried that the brunch would be served Buffett style and we would all be herded together in long lines to grab our plate and utensils and then have to serve ourselves. Boy was I pleasantly surprised! Instead, a designated server was assigned to each section of the ship who was responsible for taking your order and waiting on each guest. So it felt like we were being served in a 4 star restaurant by our own very attentive server. The menu itself was structured for a diverse taste palate and the food was absolutely delicious! If you have a limited budget and are looking for an excursion that provides excellent food and a view of Montreal from the St. Lawrence River, this is the one to take. There was no narrative provided of the various sights, which some may have felt was missing from this tour. However, with such a large group of people and so many separate parties, it would have been difficult to hear.

Francesco is an excellent tour guide, and this tour is perfect for those who prefer a tour that allows you to see and learn about Montreal’s history and culture up close and personal. There were only six in our tour which was conducive for asking questions and navigating some of the smaller tour sites. Some of the sites we visited were the Basilica, Saint Joseph’s chapel, Old Montreal and Mt. Royal. Francesco was well versed in his Province’s history and culture. As a history teacher, he was very passionate in his storytelling, which made it fun and interesting for all of us.

Yesterday I had the greatest pleasure meeting Catherine Moreau, one of the best tour guides I have encountered. Very personable, well spoken, knew her stuff inside and out. The two hour tour went by so fast, we learned so much about old Montreal. We could have listened all day to all the interesting facts about the settling of Montreal. Thank you, Catherine, for an enjoyed your!

Our guide spoke loudly enough for everybody to hear. She was very knowledgeable and considerate.

nice tour along the various highlights in the dark.