Place des Arts, Montreal: Our most recommended tours and activities

Montreal: Guided Bus Tour

1. Montreal: Guided Bus Tour

Discover Montreal by bus and admire over 200 points of interest in the vibrant Canadian city. Your bilingual guide will tell you all about each place you visit, offering insights and historical background as you go. Stroll through charming Old Montreal for a panoramic view of the Old Port, and admire Place Jacques Cartier in the heart of this historical area. Located between the St. Lawrence River and downtown, Old Montreal is the center of the city and offers a fascinating glimpse into Montreal's past. See prestigious McGill University and Universite de Montreal, then stop by Montreal's City Hall before heading to vibrant Montreal Harbor, an ocean port 1,000 miles (1,600 km) from the sea. Enjoy beautiful views of the city from Mont Royal Park as you stand next to the massive basilica of St. Joseph's Oratory at the park summit. The bus will also take you to Chinatown, the Place Des Arts performing arts center, and the Place Ville Marie underground luxury shopping center. See the tallest inclined building in the world at Olympic Park and admire the new home of the Montreal Canadien ice hockey team at the Bell Centre. See all there is to see in Montreal's French Quarter, and residential and financial districts as you get to know this fascinating French Canadian city.

Montreal Outdoor Escape Game: The Prohibition Era

2. Montreal Outdoor Escape Game: The Prohibition Era

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

Montreal Quartier des Spectacles self-guided walking tour

3. Montreal Quartier des Spectacles self-guided walking tour

Wondering what to do in Montreal’s Entertainment District? Our scavenger hunt is a 2/3-hr self-guided walking tour of the Quartier des Spectacles, with challenges! Indeed, walk from the Place des Arts to Theatre St-Denis, by way of U.Q.A.M., BAnQ, Gesù, and much more. And, solve challenges at every step. Each challenge will tell you where you are going next, as well as some local history and trivia. The Montreal Entertainment District (Quartier des Spectacles) Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 3 km / 1.9 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take you 2-3 hours to complete. - A fun learning experience - Challenge your knowledge - 29 varied challenges - Fun for all ages, kids included - Walk at your own pace: 3 km / 1.9 mi - Start whenever you are ready, from your smartphone – no fixed schedule - Take as little, or as much time as you wish to complete your hunt Buy 1 scavenger hunt for your party of 1 to 6 people.

Explore Underground city & Downtown. Great tour to stay warm

4. Explore Underground city & Downtown. Great tour to stay warm

Your professional Guide will take you through the fascinating tunnels that connect the most important buildings in the city. Then you'll step back outdoors to visit hidden courtyards, centuries old churches, festival grounds and so much more. You'll ride Montreal's Métro, famous for its architecture and art collection. You'll make use of the underground network to get around, but you'll see much more than this city within the city - You'll connect with Montreal's dynamic downtown neighborhoods and the people that live, work and play there. Enjoy the amazing stories, the beautiful sights, the fascinating culture and top it all by joining your Guide for a drink and get all their personal recommendations of the best things to do next. Keep your transit pass and keep exploring!

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4.3 / 5

based on 842 reviews

Thank you for the city tour. We enjoyed it very much. The tour was both in English and French, which was a surprise to us. We thought and expected the tour in English only. We got a good glimpse of the city during the tour. Thank you.

The trip was very informative and enjoyable. It tells you about history of the city and major incidents and important buildings and monuments in Montreal. If you don’t know anything about the city, this is a great opportunity.

This tour was amazing! Both the tour guide and driver where really friendly and knowledgeable about the city. It was fun, easy to go trough and comfortable. Definitely recommend it!

Our guide Francois was very knowledgeable and professional. Learned alot and got to experience parts of Montreal we would not have visited.

Nothing to tell it's pretty straight forward and our guide was excellent