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From Montreal: Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip

1. From Montreal: Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip

Explore the sights and history of Quebec City on a hassle-free guided day trip from Montreal. Relax in the comfort of a premium bus as you begin the scenic journey with complimentary pickup from downtown Montreal hotels. Start your day by meeting your driver from downtown Montreal. On arrival in Quebec City, visit sites like Place Royale, Old Quebec, Petit Champlain, Notre Dame Basilica, and the Quebec Citadel. Drive along Grande-Allee, stop at the Chateau Frontenac, and admire Quebec's oldest skyscraper. Enjoy leisure time to explore the city’s winding streets and Quebec City’s oldest public stairs, Escalier Casse-Cou. Ride the funicular built into the cliff which links Upper and Lower Quebec for magnificent views of the river and its surroundings. Stop at the Plains of Abraham to see where the famous battle between French and English armies took place in 1759. Depart Quebec City’s Old Town for Montmorency Falls to enjoy extraordinary views of the impressive 274-foot (83-meter) high falls. Then, get back aboard the bus for your return trip to Montreal.

Montreal's Highlights Bike Tour - Downtown & Old Montreal

2. Montreal's Highlights Bike Tour - Downtown & Old Montreal

Learn about Montreal’s past, present, and future as Canada’s capital of culture, creativity, food and fun. Your guide will share interesting stories during the ride and stop every 15 minutes or so to provide you with all the info you need to better understand the city.  Arrive at the departure location get fitted out with a stylish city bike and meet your guide for the ride. You'll explore beyond downtown and visit important and historic landmarks of Old Montréal. Discover the Old Port, Place des Festivals, Habitat 67, Place d’Armes, Notre Dame Basilica, the Lachine Canal, the Farine Five Roses sign and the Gay Village. You'll go off the beaten path as we ride parks, quiet streets, and laneways and get a good dose of the local lifestyle. Learn about the founding of the city, First Nations heritage, how French and British architecture exist side by side, the economic impact of the Old Port and much more. Expect insider stories and anecdotes from fun and engaging guides–the type of stories you can’t find in a guidebook.

Montreal: Half-Day City Tour

3. Montreal: Half-Day City Tour

Discover the sights of Montreal on a half-day guided van tour. Your tour begins with complimentary pickup from a selection of downtown hotels. Climb on board and embark on a sightseeing adventure around the city. Visit upscale neighborhoods like Westmount, where you can admire the architecture of its personalized houses and mansions. On the morning tour go for a visit of Saint Joseph's Oratory, a National Historic Site of Canada, and the largest Basilica in the country. Next, visit Mount Royal Park and take a stroll to Beaver Lake (Lac aux Castors) and admire the scenery. Stop at Camillien Houde outlook for a breathtaking picture of the city.  Explore the French side of Montreal before crossing on Jacques Cartier bridge to Saint Helen's Island. Visit Parc Jean-Drapeau, the site of the unforgettable Expo 67 and take a picture of The Biosphere Environment Museum. The morning tour will be concluded with a photo-stop at Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal area. On the afternoon tour, Visit Saint Joseph's Oratory, before heading to Mont Royal Park and stroll to the top of the mountain for a scenic view of the city from atop the mountain. Then, visit the famous Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood, reputed for its European-style and characteristic multi-colored houses with twisty outdoor staircases and green alleyways. After visiting the cultural district "Quartier des Spectacles" and Downtown Montreal, conclude the tour with a photo-stop at Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal area.

Montreal: Small Group Tour with River Cruise and Notre Dame

4. Montreal: Small Group Tour with River Cruise and Notre Dame

Discover the highlights of Montreal in comfort on a 5-hour guided tour and travel in a small group for a more intimate experience. Drive to the Mont-Royal mountain that the city was named after and get beautiful views of the surrounding area and city skyline. You will get to see St. Joseph's Oratory and stop at a landing point on Mount Royal for breathtaking scenic views of the city, and then explore its historical side in Old Montreal. Hear little known historical facts and see the beautiful Notre Dame Basilica.  When in season, you will head to the Old Port of Montreal where you will board a riverboat cruise. On this cruise, you will be able to sit back, relax and take in some amazing sights as you float down the St. Lawrence River. From September to June, the cruise will be replaced by a visit to La Grande Roue, Montreal's famous observation wheel, located in Old Port.

Montreal: Evening Lounge Cruise with Tapas

5. Montreal: Evening Lounge Cruise with Tapas

Set sail on the Bateau-Mouche Montreal departing from the Jacques-Cartier Pier in the heart of Old Montreal. Enjoy a relaxing evening cruise with family, friends, or your partner, for a perfect end to the day. Get close to the waves and nature on the open-air lounge and terrace. Feel the wind in your hair as you admire the panoramic views while enjoying a lounge atmosphere. Be charmed by the boat's bright and elegant environment. Discover the splendor of the St. Lawrence River and its coastline. Catch sight of the Clock Tower, Biosphère, Jacques Cartier Bridge, Habitat 67, and the sunset. See the amazing rollercoasters of La Ronde Theme Park. You can also purchase some drinks or snacks from the onboard bar. Enjoy included Tapas. Sample menu: MINI ROULEAU AUX CREVETTES Bœuf, cheddar jaune et blanc, laitue et tomate et mayo au chipotle Beef, yellow and white cheddar, lettuce and tomato with chipotle mayo MINI BURGER DE POULET Poulet, cheddar jaune, laitue, tomate et mayo au basilic Chicken, yellow cheddar, lettuce, tomato and basil mayo Lounge BOULE DE RAISIN Raisin, fromage de chèvre et pistaches Grape, goat cheese and pistachios SAMOSAS AUX LÉGUMES Vegetable Samosas ROULEAU IMPÉRIAL AUX LÉGUMES Vvegetables imperial roll TAPAS Mentionnez toute allergie alimentaire au serveur Specify any food allergy to the waiter Blinis Fromage à la crème et saumon fumé, tobiko et 1/4 d'oeuf de caille, Cream cheese and smoked salmon, tobiko and 1/4 quail egg

Montreal Downtown Self-guided Walking Tours Scavenger Hunt

6. Montreal Downtown Self-guided Walking Tours Scavenger Hunt

Are you visiting Downtown Montreal? Are you looking for things to do in downtown Montreal? You should try this scavenger hunt to visit Downtown Montreal! It will take you to all the important places while offering you challenges at every step. Every challenge will lead to your next destination while offering local history and current trivia. The Montreal Downtown Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 3.7 km / 2.3 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take you 2-3 hours to complete. - See the sights! 38 locations - Learn some local history - Challenge your knowledge - Walk at your own pace - Wheelchair and stroller accessible - 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 - Also available in French

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What people are saying about Downtown Montreal

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 818 reviews

The trip was perfect from start with complimentary pick up from hotel in Montreal downtown. Very good bus driver and guide who had explained and shown us around. The quick brief intro tour of Quebec old city was very helpful when we were left on our own fir 2hours free time in the city. The Christmas decoration and snow made the December trip even more exciting but slightly chilly. Be prepared to warm up.

They picked me up from my hotel on time. Driver was good and funny. Bus was clean and comfortable. It was one day trip to Quebec city and Waterfall. Guide was also really nice and funny. They explained everything and gave us enough time too. I would definitely recommend this trip if you have tight schedule. It was worth the price.

The tour was great. The tour agency picked us up and dropped us back at our hotel. Both the bus driver and tour guide were entertaining. Quebec’s Old Town was reminiscent of Europe and we had a great time walking the cobblestone roads, learning the history and enjoying shopping, food, and sightseeing of the château.

Amazing guide and driver. Took their time to explain all important places. Would recommend the tour for all.

Excellent trip and guide but the bus was too old ..