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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: La Grande Roue de Montréal Entry Ticket

2. Montreal: La Grande Roue de Montréal Entry Ticket

Take in breathtaking views of Montreal with entry tickets to La Grande Roue de Montréal, the largest observation wheel in Canada. See the city and its surroundings from 60 meters in the air. The wheel is located in the heart of the picturesque setting of Old Port, on the shore of the Saint Lawrence River. Step aboard climate-controlled gondolas with ultra-clear glass for unbeatable panoramic views 60-meters high. Year round, rain, snow or shine, admire exceptional views of the city and its surroundings. Your ride will last around twenty breathtaking minutes. No matter the weather, the temperate gondolas will keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.  Under the sun or stars, enjoy the historic buildings of Old Montreal, the city center’s eclectic architecture, Mont-Royal, and the majestic Saint Lawrence River. On a clear day, you can admire up to 28-kilometers of the horizon. As dusk falls, Montreal’s lights up in color, creating a romantic and festive atmosphere. At the base of the wheel, relax on terraces or saver a tasty treat at the onsite cafe and bistro. You can upgrade your experience with the option of a private gondola for 8 people.

Montreal: Full-Day Small Group City Tour

3. Montreal: Full-Day Small Group City Tour

Whether you are a local or a first-time visitor, there is always more of Montreal to discover. Join a full-day tour to see the top sights and some hidden gems. Your guide will share local insights and point out all the sights as you traverse the city in the comfort of a climate-controlled vehicle.   Discover how spectacular and diverse Montreal is! From upscale neighborhoods of Westmount to the trendy ones of Le Plateau Mount-Royal and Mile End. In Little Italy, visit Jean-Talon Market, one of the largest farmers markets in North America. Drive on the Jacques Cartier bridge to the site of the unforgettable expo 67 site on St. Helen’s Island and marvel at a view of the city Skyline. Halt in Old Montreal for a Lunch/Shopping break then a short walk starting in front of the prestigious Notre-Dame Basilica. Visit the famous St. Joseph’s Oratory, Mount Royal and enjoy scenic views.

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: Half-Day City Tour

5. Montreal: Half-Day City Tour

Discover the sights of Montreal on a half-day guided van tour. 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, after pick-up from one of several hotels in Downtown area, 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, meet your guide in the heart of Old Montreal at Place d'Armes. Start the tour with a photo-stop at Notre-Dame Basilica. Climb on board and embark on a sightseeing adventure that will take you to Old Port area. Drive through China Town and Quartier des Spectacles (The entertainment district). Then, from the upscale neighborhood of Westmount head to visit the Saint Joseph's Oratory. Continue to Mont Royal Park and stroll to the top of the mountain for a scenic view of the city from atop the mountain. By the end of the tour you will be dropped off either at one of our selected hotels in Downtown Area or at the start point as per your preference.

Montréal: Guided Tour in Vintage Convertible Cadillac

6. Montréal: Guided Tour in Vintage Convertible Cadillac

Discover the amazing sights and sounds of Canada’s cultural capital in style while you are driven around in a beautiful American convertible Cadillac. This is what you can do with friends or family during your visit to Montreal. Enjoy a personalized and private journey of the city’s famous landmarks, diverse history, and vibrant modern culture. Get recommendations from your local guide on the best restaurants and bars, nightlife, and current events to visit. Relax and soak up the summer sun in comfort while you are shown everything that makes Montreal so special, all with that local touch. Take the 1-hour option if you are on a tight schedule during your stay to explore the historical heart of the City, Old Montreal. You will be able to step back in time and see the fascinating architecture of this 17th-century French settlement, including the stunning Notre-Dame Basilica and Bonsecours Market. Visit old Montreal with its French-influenced history and architecture, dating back over 300 years during a 2-hour option. Make your way to the hip and bohemian district of Le Plateau with its famous wall murals, eclectic shops, bars, and restaurants, before cruising downtown to see the prestigious McGill University and the city’s striking modern skyscrapers. Immerse yourself in everything Montreal has to offer with the 3-hour option. Follow the itinerary of the 2-hour tour, with the addition of a drive to the top of Mont-Royal. From here you will be able to take in a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city and beyond, all the way to the St Lawrence River.

Montreal: Small Group Evening City Tour

7. Montreal: Small Group Evening City Tour

Join this small group tour to discover the top sights of Montreal by night. Benefit from the insights of your bilingual, local guide as you traverse the city in the comfort of a climate-controlled van. The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Downtown Montreal. Journey through Downtown, admiring the city lights and the special evening atmosphere. Pass through the upscale neighborhoods of Westmount and their unique houses and grand mansions. Pause for a photo opportunity with the magnificently illuminated St Joseph Oratory before ascending Mont-Royal. Enjoy a short stroll to a lookout point and take in breathtaking views of the city under the cover of night. Climb back into the van and travel to the vibrant nightlife areas of the city. Cross the Jacques Cartier Bridge to see its light up-close and marvel at the Montreal skyline from afar. Check out the Old Port's night festivities before ending your tour with a visit to the historic Old Montreal. Your evening adventure ends with a safe return to your hotel.

Montreal Plateau Mt-Royal self-guided walking tour

8. Montreal Plateau Mt-Royal self-guided walking tour

Looking for things to do in Montreal? Try our tourist scavenger hunt which takes you on foot throughout the Plateau Mount-Royal neighborhood! See the main sites of interest in this beautiful neighborhood, including Mont Royal Park, Saint-Louis Square, and many others while also solving challenges at every step. Each challenge will tell you where you are going next and a bit of local history and advice. The Montreal Plateau Mont-Royal 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 hours to complete. - A fun learning experience - Learn some local history - 32 varied challenges - Fun for all ages, kids included - Walk at your own pace: 3.7 km / 2.3 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.

Montreal: Private Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour with a Local

9. Montreal: Private Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour with a Local

Discover Montreal's best-kept secrets with a local host matched to your interests. Enjoy a private and personalized experience as you explore the colorful history that has created a multicultural melting pot in the heart of the city. Your local host will lead you off the tourist trail down a secret network of cobblestoned streets to parts of Montreal your guidebook doesn't even know about. Learn about the European roots of the city, and discover the unique Québécois food and peculiar shops loved by locals in Plateau and Mile End. Explore Jean-Talon market, where growers, butchers, and fishmongers display their best produce. Relax in the enchanting Mount Royal Park and practice your French as you amble up to one of Montreal's most popular viewpoints to look over the city. Enjoy a flexible itinerary so you can always change your mind about what you want to do. Get matched to a like-minded host after booking to make the most of your experience. 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 self-guided tour App - multilingual AudioGuide

10. Montreal self-guided tour App - multilingual AudioGuide

This revolutionary app will take you to Montreal's most iconic landmarks, such as the majestic Notre-Dame Basilica, the vibrant Plateau-Mont-Royal neighborhood and historic Old Montreal. With our detailed tours, you won't miss a single point of interest. Plus, our audio guide will immerse you in the history, culture and curiosities of Montreal. Whether you speak English, French, Spanish or any other language, our app is designed to offer you a personalized and enriching experience. Choose from a wide variety of routes that will take you to the most emblematic places in Montreal, such as: - Montreal in 1 day: Enjoy this route that has 36 points of interest to visit such as: Hotel novotel montreal centre, Avenue mont royal and plateau mont royal, Saint Joseph Oratory, Olympic Village, Montreal Olympic Stadium, Jean-talon Market, St-viateur bagel, Mile End, Champs de Mars Plaque, Downtown montreal, among others. - Montreal Coast: Contains 18 points of interest with multilingual audio guide such as: Jean Paul Riopelle Square, St Paul Street, Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Montreal, Montreal City Hall, Bons Secours Church, Bonsecours market, Voiles en Voiles Park, Urban zip line, Montréal Ferris wheel, among others. - Montreal Hop-On Hop-Off: A bus route that runs through the following points: Dorchester Square, Old Montreal, Old Port of Montreal, Square Victoria, Place ville marie, Chinatown, Olympic Village, Latin Quarter, Downtown Montreal, Fine Arts Museum, among others.... Forget about impersonal tours and crowds. With our app, discover Montreal at your own pace, with total freedom and comfort. Become your own guide and live a unique experience in Montreal!

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What people are saying about Mont Royal

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,576 reviews

Wonderful tour. Very attentive staff who work with you to arrange a time and place for a meeting. Excellent guide and driver. The tour was quick, filled with information about the city, but at the same time we had the opportunity to see and take photos for ourselves. Definitely the best tour company for exploring Montreal

Amazing! Tour guide was from the area born and raised— and knew all the history in Montreal. Super educated. She use to work for a bank and then decided this was her calling!!! I give her my highest praise.

A very good activity to do when it's cold We can see the whole city sitting and the guide is very interesting

Very good guide and driver (Serge) very kind and caring. An excellent memory. Nathalie and Thierry from Normandy

Fabulous great information provided and get locations to take amazing photos