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Montréal: 5-Course Dinner Cruise

1. Montréal: 5-Course Dinner Cruise

Experience Montréal from a different perspective on a dinner cruise along the St. Lawrence River. Arrive in the Old Port of Montréal from 6:00 PM to collect your cruise ticket inside the brand new cruise terminal on Alexandria Pier.  Board the beautiful AML Cavalier Maxim vessel, with a capacity for up to 850 guests. Wander the outside decks and terraces and the indoor dining rooms. Enjoy a drink at one of the bars before the boat sets sail at 7:00 PM. Appreciate the panorama from the "floor to ceiling" all-glass dining rooms, and get breathtaking views of the harbor and St. Lawrence River as you sail. Experience the local gastronomy of dishes prepared by a talented team of chefs. Then, relax to the sounds of the live DJ after your 5-course meal. Take advantage of the outdoor patios, and dance the night away under the stars or on one of the indoor dance floors. See the Old Port of Montréal and sail past the theme park of La Ronde on the island of St. Hélène. Admire the Jacques Cartier Bridge and Biosphere, before your return to port at approximately 10:30 PM.  

Montréal: Cruise with 3-Course Brunch

2. Montréal: Cruise with 3-Course Brunch

Enjoy a day out at sea on the Saint Lawrence River aboard this cruise. Enjoy a delicious 3-course brunch, see Montreal's iconic sites such as the Old Port, Jacques Cartier Bridge, Olympique Park, and many more from a sea view. Meet your host at the Grand Quay pier in Old Montreal to board the cruise. Enjoy brunch for 1 hour before departing on a scenic 1.5 hour river cruise. The river cruise will depart at 11:30 AM. Take a seat, sit back, relax, enjoy the ride and listen to the commentary from the crew members as you drift along the river in style. Smell the sweet aroma from the kitchen as the chefs prepare your food. Taste a delicious 3-course brunch cooked from local products. Sip on complimentary coffee or tea as you savor your meal. Feeling full up? No worries, you can chill in the dining rooms or head to the open-air outdoor terraces to admire the view. See Montreal from a different perspective, and make sure you take photos of the Old Port, La Grande Roue, Jacques Cartier Bridge, and many more sites as you cruise along.

Montreal: Guided Bike Tour of City, Old Port & Plateau

3. Montreal: Guided Bike Tour of City, Old Port & Plateau

Experience the best bike-friendly city in North America as you explore Montreal on two wheels. With a large network of bike paths, Montreal was meant to be discovered by bicycle. Take advantage of a 3- or 4-hour bike tour with the option to upgrade to an electric bike. Begin your adventure at the bike shop located in historic Old Montreal. After being equipped and briefed on safety, set off under the guidance of your experienced guide. Discover the city’s well-known and lesser-known sights as you ride through its various neighborhoods, main attractions, and more unusual locations. See Old-Port, Latin Quarter, La Fontaine Park, the Plateau, the entrance to Mont-Royal Park, McGill University campus, the business district, and Old Montreal. On the 4-hour tour, you will also ride through Montreal’s Mile End neighborhood. Enjoy a gourmet stop along the way at Saint-Viateur Bagel to taste Montreal’s famous bagels. Once the tour ends, relax and enjoy a complimentary drink (with or without alcohol) at an Old Montreal resto-pub located just next door. You can also continue to explore the city on your own after the tour. You can keep the bike for the rest of the day and return it at closing time.

3-Hour Scooter Sightseeing in Montreal

4. 3-Hour Scooter Sightseeing in Montreal

Join your guide for the "all-in-one" sightseeing tour. This is a cultural tour that covers everything you'll want to see and much more. You’ll stroll through four vibrant districts of Montreal, stop by the Jean-Talon market, taste specialties at local food shops and discover urban gems such as hidden alleyways. On Sundays, step by the tam-tams concerts at the foot of Mount Royal. You'll love the way the city’s multiple identities beat with the same equable heart. You'll also discover an unbelievable wealth of cool art galleries, kitsch-loving boutiques, bohemian style jazz bars and flower-filled parks for taking a respite from the streets. Start your visit at the heart of Le Plateau and head toward Montréal's Old Port, where the first foundations of this beautiful city can be found. Then, head in the direction of Saint Helen's Island, passing by the iconic Farine Five Roses and impressive Habitat 67 complex. You'll then travel toward the south-west, along the Lachine canal, stopping to have a little bite at the Atwater Market in the midst of a diverse and colorful crowd. After a tour of the Saint-Henri neighborhood, a popular district full of old factories, brick houses, colorful façades and lots of little parks, you will cross the city center and pick up the Chemin de la Montagne to return to your starting point.

Old Montréal: 2-Hour VIP Walking Tour

5. 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.

Montreal: Small Group Night Sightseeing Tour

6. Montreal: Small Group Night Sightseeing Tour

Don't spend an evening stuck in your hotel, set off on an epic tour of Montreal at night to explore the sights and attractions of this wonderful city. Your tour begins when the sun has completely set for the day and the city lights are turned on with pick up at around 8:30 PM. Take a scenic drive to the top of Mont Royale for your first stop. Travel the twisting, turning roads all the way to the highest point in the city and admire Saint Joseph's Oratory in all its dazzling nighttime glory on the way. Once at the top, take in some of the most amazing evening views of the city. Head back down into the city for a stop in Old Montreal. Follow your guide as you explore the streets of this amazing and historical quarter. End your experience of Old Montreal a breathtaking view of the Notre Dame Basilica. Hop back into the van for a driving tour along the waterfront. At the waterfront, enjoy a ride on the Montreal Observation Wheel to see some of the most unique and memorable nighttime views of the city.

Montreal: City Architecture Guided Bike Tour

7. Montreal: City Architecture Guided Bike Tour

Hop on 2 wheels and pedal across the Saint Lawrence, checking out the architecture and historic sights of Montreal by bike. With an expert guide leading the way, zip around the Formula One track on Notre Dame Island, and hang onto your bike for the rest of the day to keep exploring on your own. Meet up with your guide at the shop and get sorted with a comfortable bike. Strap on your helmet and then set off behind your guide, pedaling along the waterfront and scoping out iconic architecture along the way. Cruise across the vast waters of the Saint Lawrence River on the Jacques Cartier bridge. Arrive on Notre Dame Island, which hosts the Canadian Grand Prix, and head toward the Formula One racetrack at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Zip around the track on your bike before continuing your exploration of Montreal's parks, bridges, and buildings. Cap off your experience and refuel with sugary samples at the famous Atwater Market along historic Lachine canal trail and opt to hang onto your bike for the rest of the day if you'd like to keep riding around the city on your own.

Montreal: Full-Day Small Group City Tour

8. 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.   Your tour begins with pickup from your downtown hotel before heading to Westmount where you can see upscale neighborhoods with signature houses and mansions. Then, visit Canada's largest basilica, St. Joseph’s Oratory. Marvel at scenic views of the city from atop Mount Royal. Journey through historic French neighborhoods and drive across Jacques Cartier Bridge to the site of the Expo 67 on St. Helen’s Island. Here, stop for a picture of the monumental Biosphere, a museum dedicated to the environment. Travel back toward the city, admiring the city skyline en route to Old Montreal. See the Notre-Dame Basilica and pause for lunch or souvenir shopping (at your own expense). Enjoy a short walk through Old Montreal to admire historic landmarks and sample some local products. Next up is Chinatown and the cultural district of the city, Quartier des Spectacles, in downtown Montreal. See the busy commercial district and pass by Mile End and try the famous Montreal Bagel. Stop in Little Italy and walk through Jean-Talon Market, the city's largest farmer's market. Your city adventure ends with a visit to Le Plateau Mount-Royal.

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: Sugar Shack Maple Syrup Day Trip with Lunch

10. Montreal: Sugar Shack Maple Syrup Day Trip with Lunch

Embark on a private day trip from Montreal where you will explore an authentic Quebec Sugar Shack farm, see the process of how maple syrup is made from extraction to bottling, and enjoy an all you can eat lunch buffet at the farm. Begin your day being picked up from any downtown Montreal hotel. Once you are settled in the air-conditioned car you will begin your journey towards the Sugar Shack farm. Upon arrival, marvel at the natural beauty of the farm around you. Follow your guide around the farm where you will learn about maple trees and how maple syrup is made from them. Fun fact: Canada produces about 80% of the world’s pure maple syrup, and Québec alone makes up over 90% of the country’s production.  Once your tour around the farm is complete, feast on a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet lunch. After lunch, you will make your journey back to downtown Montreal where your driver will drop you off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Montreal

I wend with a group of friends and sincerely: we were all blown away with the quality of the cruise ! Very well organized, easy parking, huge/massive windows, so that you can enjoy the view from any side of the seated area, nice big spaces between tables, staff was amazing, and the food: 5star restaurant/ absolutely excellent, beautiful presentation and so much food to eat. I would strongly recommend it and will be giving it to all my loved once for special occasions.

Pierre was our guide and he was amazing. His love for his city came through time and time again. He was patient, kind and very thoughtful! That was in addition to his vast knowledge of the history of Montreal and his ability to convey this knowledge and passion to us! Would recommend this tour and if you are fortunate to have Pierre as your tour guide, then you hit a double jackpot!

You need to be confident with yourself when it comes to driving a motor scooter. The guide does a crash course before leaving so if they think you can't do it you don't go a get a refund.

What a great tour. David was super, very friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.

Stacey was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Well worth doing this tour.