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Montreal: Private Tour with a Local

1. 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.

Old Montreal: Traditional Ghost Walk of the Haunted City

2. Old Montreal: Traditional Ghost Walk of the Haunted City

Enjoy a unique and memorable experience in the unparalleled and fascinating ambience of Old Montreal with your family, friends, or colleagues. Follow a storyteller and explore a completely different Old Montreal full of ghosts and unexplained mysteries. In your guide's company you will learn about some of the town's most gruesome legends and stories. Visit the sites where major events took place and which are rumored to still be haunted. Discover the secrets of Old Montreal during this unforgettable evening.

Quebec City: Old Quebec 5-Course Gourmet Food Tour

3. Quebec City: Old Quebec 5-Course Gourmet Food Tour

Meet your guide to begin your culinary adventure. Enjoy seasonal cuisine catered to your tour at every stop. See the recently unearthed relics as you visit some of the top restaurants in Quebec City. Start your evening by meeting your experienced and professional guide. Walk from bar to restaurant as you take in the stunning architecture of Old Quebec. Amaze yourself with the architecture of Quebec City Hall, Château Frontenac Hotel, and Royale Square. Enjoy bites ranging from seasonal Arancini, Caprice Salad, braised beef, charcuterie, flambé shrimp and more. Follow your guide while hearing stories of Quebec as you move from chef to chef and restaurant to restaurant. End your night in a centralized location among many bars and top sites of Quebec City.

Montreal Old Port: Craft Brewery and Beer Tasting Tour

4. Montreal Old Port: Craft Brewery and Beer Tasting Tour

Meet your expert guide at the 'Bistro Brasserie les Soeurs Grises', in the Old Port. Here your experience begins immediately with your first 3 craft beer samplers, paired with local cheeses. As you walk through the Old Port, your guide will update you with interesting facts about Montreal’s rich beer history and vibrant surroundings. Next, stop at the beautiful microbrewery '3 Brasseurs St-Paul'. Learn about the brewing process and try three delicious beer samplers along with a fresh pretzel. Round off the trip by stopping at BreWskey Brasserie Artisanale'. Here you can quench your thirst with 3 specialty beers. The homemade party mix on offer pairs perfectly.

Montreal: East and West Old Montreal Guided Walking Tour

5. 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.

Old Montréal: 2-Hour VIP Walking Tour

6. 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.

Old Montreal Walking tour: Off the beaten path

7. Old Montreal Walking tour: Off the beaten path

You want to explore Old Montreal but you don’t know where to begin? We’ve got you covered. Join us as we explore Old Montreal, a true slice of Europe in North America. We'll wander the narrow cobblestone streets, admire architecture gems, catch some breathtaking views of the Old Port harbor, and even explore a section of the Underground City. Our 2.5 hour tour is casual yet very informative, with no two tours being exactly the same. Each of Fitz’s passionate local guides -the coolest storytellers you’ll find in town- will unveil the secrets behind the most iconic landmarks and also show you their favorite off-the-beaten-path spots. Yes, there is a lot more than just beautiful monuments in this part of town! The tour begins at the lobby of the William Gray hotel where you’ll meet your guide and set off to explore Old Montreal through the back door. We’ll visit unmissable sights such as Place Jaques Cartier, St. Paul street and Place d’Armes, but also some less obvious spots like an avant garde art gallery, Montreal’s World Trade Center, and a section of the Underground City. You’ll understand how Old Montreal was the most important and wealthy district in Canada, and how it has become the dynamic and thriving area it is today. This tour was carefully crafted to be fully enjoyable both in summer and in winter, with some extra indoor stops planned for the cold days. If you are booking for January, Just don’t forget your gloves and you’ll be alright.

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

8. 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

Montreal: Personalized Private Food Tour with a Local Foodie

9. 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: Guided Walking Tour of Montreal's Murals

10. 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. 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.

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4.4 / 5

based on 446 reviews

I thought it would be a fun way to start a birthday celebration off for my husband who loves anything to do with history. We were not disappointed. Our guide, Johanne made the topics fun on our walk around Old Montreal. Definitely a to do for tourists or for a former Montrealer like myself wanting to learn more about the culture and politics of the city.

We really enjoyed this tour! Frederic was an excellent tour guide and really knew Old Montreal. Hey Frederic, the capital of Canada is Ottawa (some Americans do know without Googling!) and GO PENS!!!

Amazing trip. Well organized. Our guide was very informative and old montreal is beautiful with a rich history

Super interesting tour. A lot to see and learn in two and a half hours but not hard at all.

Very friendly and knowledgeable about Montréal and Canadian history. Merci!