Old Montreal Walking Tour

Duration: 3 hours, 10am departure

What You'll See: Old Montreal, Old Port, Notre-Dame Basilica

Price

$59 CAD + tax & fee

($44 USD / 40€ + tax/fee)

Includes entrance to the Notre-Dame Basilica ($7 value).
Minimum recommended age is 8 years, contact us if you have younger children.
Sales taxes are 14.975%, Booking fee is $3.00.

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This intimate and personalized walk is the perfect experience to begin your Montreal visit. Discover Old Montreal in small group with Fitz.

  • Explore cobblestoned streets, pass centuries-old British & French architectural gems, and catch views of ships at dock.
  • Visit the must-see Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal's decorative Neo-Gothic Church (entrance & skip-the-line included).
  • Learn how Old Montreal and its St. Lawrence River Port were the most important and wealthy part of Canada for over 300 years.
  • Feel how the area has evolved into the dynamic and thriving (but less industrial) riverfront neighbourhood it is today.
  • Enjoy a personalized experience - each guide has their own favorite spots & stories and will tailor their tour to you and the small group.

Departures at 10:00am, and some 2:00pm departures in the summer months.

Small group size - maximum 10 participants

Entrance & skip-the-line to the Notre-Dame Basilica is included!

Available all year-round


What to Expect

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The right pace
Be prepared to be wowed by the narrow streets of Old Montreal by exploring on foot, at a nice relaxed pace.

You’ll be in good hands
Leave your guidebook and tuck away your phone (except for photos!), your guide will show you around this masterpiece of a slice of Europe in North-America.

Space to connect and explore
Your small group will provide a more intimate experience with your guide to go up, down, over and under to see less-obvious sights and hidden perspectives of Montreal’s charming historic quarter.

Tips for your stay in Montreal
As you walk, feel free to poke your head into restaurants, galleries, bars, or shops as we pass by to take note for later pleasures. Your guide will be happy to share their recommendations and favourite spots.

The Must-See Basilica
We include entrance & skip-the-line to the beautiful Neo-Gothic Notre-Dame Basilica, a must-see for every visitor to Montreal.

Here are some Highlights from this Old Montreal Walking Tour:

Place Jacques Cartier

Visit Old Montreal's main public square, its former outdoor marketplace.

Hotel de Ville (City Hall)

One of Old Montreal's most beautiful buildings, where French General Charles de Gaulle gave his famous 1967 speech.

Old Port

You will have wonderful views of Montreal's Old Port and the massive fast-flowing St. Lawrence River. Learn about things to do in this area.

Old Montreal's cobblestone streets

Your guide will take you on their favourite charming streets!

Notre-Dame Basilica

Your guide will take you inside this spectacular Church! Admission is included, and you will skip the line! ($7 value+)

Royal Bank Building & Crew Café

Be mesmerized by one of the most beautiful cafés you have seen, inside a 1920's grand former bank

Personalized Stops

Let you guide know what you are interested in seeing and they will do their best to work your theme into the tour! Grab a coffee or snack if you'd like!


Where to Meet

This walking tour meets at Café Olimpico at the William Gray Hotel, 419 St Vincent St, Old Montreal. Arrive early to grab a coffee or snack!

- 5 minutes walk from METRO PLACE D'ARMES
- 5-10 minute taxi ride from Downtown

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Our tours operate rain, shine, or snow. In the event of inclement weather, we are able to adapt the tour to visit indoor areas or establishments. We recommend to check the weather conditions the day of your tour and bring an umbrella or rain jacket just in case.

For our regular tours, cancellations made more than 24 hours in advance are fully refundable (A 5% cancellation fee applies). Tours cancelled with less than 24 hours notice are non-refundable.

Yes, booking in advance is required. Our tours typically sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.

The majority of the tours run in English, but as you probably know, Montreal is a French/English bilingual city and so are all our guides. For private groups we can operate the tour in English, French, or Spanish. Please contact us.

Yes they certainly are.  Our minimum recommended age is 8 years old, however infants in body carriers are welcome.

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"Our Old Montreal tour was an excellent starter course. The walk was a good pace and the guide told amusing factual stories. Along the way, we could ask our own questions and he pointed out good places to eat or shop. A nice introduction to this beautiful, diverse city."

Dianna, Columbia, Missouri

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