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Our most recommended Montreal Walking tours

Old Montreal: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour of the East Side

1. Old Montreal: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour of the East Side

Discover the fascinating city of Montreal and its birthplace on a walking tour through the East of Old Quarter, bursting with amazing art, intriguing history and spectacular architecture. Your walk goes towards Cours le Royer and ends at Bonsecours Market. Your guide shares the exceptional history and shows you the stunning architecture of Montreal through anecdotes that reveal the city's secrets! Highlights on the tour include: • Le Cours le Royer • St-Paul Street • City Hall • Place Jacques-Cartier • Champ de Mars • Bonsecours Chapel and Street • Bonsecours Market

Old Montreal: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour of the West Side

2. Old Montreal: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour of the West Side

Explore the west side of Old Montreal during this 90-minute walking tour. European in character, with cobblestone streets and cafe culture, much of Old Montreal has been preserved in its original 17th century state. Your expert guide will share the exceptional history of this French-influenced city while showing you its stunning architecture and historic sites. Begin your walk close to Notre-Dame Basilica and end at the Place Royale, near the Pointe-à-Callière Museum. Encounter a variety of highlights in between as you see significant landmarks of Montreal, including the Place d'Youville and Place Royale. Walk along McGill and Saint-Jacques Street - once the financial heart of Canada. While Old Montreal reflects the city's rich and colorful past, today it is a vibrant, artistic, and trendy neighborhood lined with galleries, restaurants, and fashionable boutiques you can discover as you explore the area with your guide.

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.

Montreal: East and West Old Montreal Guided Walking Tour

4. Montreal: East and West Old Montreal Guided Walking Tour

Explore Old Montreal on a guided walking tour. Visit the eastern part in the late morning before breaking for lunch and head to the western part in the afternoon. Choose between a French or English speaking guide. Stroll through the cobblestone streets and winding alleys of the historic district. Meet your guide in the Place d'Armes square, where you can see a monument in memory of Paul de Chomedey, founder of Montreal and the 19th-century Notre-Dame Basilica. Begin your exploration of the eastern part of Old Montreal. Uncover hidden gems along the way to sights like the historic square Place Jacques-Cartier, City Hall, and the Champ de mars park. View mid-19th-century buildings on Cours le Royer street and St-Paul Street. Admire the chapel and vibrant market on Bonsecours street. Find out historical, architectural and anecdotal information along the way. Stop for an hour-long break where you can purchase a nice lunch or cover some ground on your own before continuing to the west part of Old Montreal. Get off the beaten track as you look back on Montréal’s economic effervescence in the 19th century and witness the dynamism of the metropolis today. Walk down St-Jacques Street and its banks and stroll past the office building of Canadian National Railway Company on McGill Street. Visit the squares of Place d’Youville and Place Royale where you can see the Pointe-à-Callière Museum.

Montreal: Private Tour with a Local

5. Montreal: Private Tour with a Local

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the information that will help you make the most of your trip. Get to know Montreal through the eyes of a Lokafyer on a 2, 3 or 4 hour private tour. Meet at your accommodation and head out on the tour to get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.

Montreal: City Introduction Self-Guided Tour

6. Montreal: City Introduction Self-Guided Tour

Do you want to learn interesting information about 10 of the most important attractions in the city, discover hidden locations, read incredible legends(not an audio tour) and walk a magical and relaxing route? Do you want an accessible, easy and interactive way to explore Montreal? This self-guided mobile walking tour might be perfect for you. Grab the opportunity to explore Montreal in at least 10 locations that every person would like to have in their memory. There is no schedule, you can attend the tour any day you want, any time you wish, you can do it in snippets, taking a break for food, shopping or anything else you can think of, you can even close the app and continue another day, the tour will be there waiting for you. The most important thing? It's a completely private activity, as the app offers you the uniqueness and privacy of your mobile phone. Additionally, you'll learn about stories and urban legends associated with the city or monuments you visit. The trails you follow are unique, and will not bore you, but will in themselves direct you to explore other "treasures" such as small scenic paths or enchanting but unknown squares. Enjoy the tour in your language. The integration with google maps will make sure that you will never get lost! You can join with friends, alone, with your family, or with your partners and learn about the city as you wander around. Start your tour at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral! Visit Dominion Square Park-Place du Canada with the serenity that this wonderful park offers. Photograph the central Victoria Square and admire the modern Center d'histoire de Montréal with its historical exhibits. Pointe-à-Callière with its archaeological exhibits will captivate your camera! The fairytale Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal in the historic center of the city gives a monadic touch to the fast pace of city life! Montreal City Hall is worth some of your time and the space on your phone's memory. La Grande Roue de Montréal, will leave a unique experience and view if you visit it. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Clock Tower in an ideal landscape for a last taste of beautiful Montreal! Download the ‘’World City Trail ‘’ app from the store. You will receive a serial key via SMS , What’s app and email in order to login. Then start your tour and enjoy!

Montreal: Self-Guided Old Town Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

7. Montreal: Self-Guided Old Town Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

Get to know Montreal at your own pace on this interactive walking tour. Download the app and set off through the Old Town on a scavenger hunt. Explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks.  Book the game and get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “Place d'Armes” and use the code to unlock the game in the app. Use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there.  Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions and get to interact with the sight. Look for answers hidden in signs and pictures. Expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, see fascinating places like the Vauquelin Place, Bonsecours Market, and La Grande Roue de Montréal. Get around own pace and take breaks whenever you want with the pause and resume feature. The tour ends at the “La Grande Roué de Montréal”.

Montreal: Highlights Self Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

8. Montreal: Highlights Self Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

Discover the highlights of Montreal on a smartphone treasure hunt and city tour. Challenge yourself as you use your logic, imagination, and observational skills to solve location-based riddles and uncover your next destination. Start the game whenever you want. Start your tour at the Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral. Visit Dominion Square Park-Place du Canada and feel the serenity that this iconic park embodies. Photograph the central Victoria Square and admire the modern Center d'histoire de Montreal and its many historical exhibits. Explore the Pointe-a-Calliere with its archaeological sights that will entrance your camera. Enter into a fairytale at the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal in the historic center of the city, that gives a monadic touch to the fast-paced life of the city. Take photos at the Montreal City Hall and explore the Grande Roue de Montreal, leaving you with a unique experience and a different point of view. To top off the tour, arrive at the Clock Tower and discover an ideal landscape to truly taste beautiful Montreal.

Montreal: Guided Walking Tour of Montreal's Murals

9. Montreal: Guided Walking Tour of Montreal's Murals

Enjoy a colorful guided walking tour of Montréal’s street art murals. Uncover the origins of street art in the city and discuss the place it currently holds in local life. Follow a path marked with unique and eclectic works of art with pieces by artists like Phillip Adams and David Guinn. Choose from a group or private tour with options in both English and French. Meet your guide in front of the Maison du développement durable building and begin your journey into Montreal's street vibrant art scene. Make your way through a veritable open-air museum on this tour that focuses mainly on the St-Laurent Boulevard area and takes intriguing detours into surrounding streets and alleys. See some of the city's most impressive street art at the Mural Festival Zone which is named after an event that played a key role in democratizing urban art. Head further south to the heart of the Entertainment District to encounter works by Phillip Adams and David Guinn. Listen as your guide tells you about the emergence and evolution of muralism and how it was first developed around popular themes and national propaganda. Hear about how the city developed this form of art in the 1970s and find out how the muralist movement grew to become so significant to the city.

Montreal: The Prohibition Era City Exploration Game

10. Montreal: The Prohibition Era City Exploration Game

The city game starts at Sakura Garden. It will take you between 1 to 1.5 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Place des Arts. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. So, are you up for an exciting city game?. After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone. You will visit the following locations: • Sakura Garden • Parc Sun-Yat-Sen • Place de la Paix • Parterre du Quartier des spectacles • Church of St. John the Evangelist • The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada • St. James United Church • Place des Festivals • Place des Arts

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What people are saying about Montreal

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!

Both our guides were excellent, they had good knowledge and would answer questions. The tour was interesting a a good introduction to Montreal. Thank you

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

We had an excellent tour quide. She was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor.

It was really cool, good information paired with humor and a beautiful city☺️