Guided tour

Montreal: Half-Day City Tour

4.9 / 5

18 reviews

Montreal: Half-Day City Tour

From US$ 92.51 per person

Explore the city of Montreal on a half-day van tour. Discover beautiful parks, historic churches, and downtown Montreal. Choose between a morning and an afternoon tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Pickup and drop-off is available from selected hotels in downtown Montreal. Provide your accommodation details and the local operator will advise your closest pickup location. Meet your guide at the entrance of the hotel.

Experience

Highlights
  • See the top sights of Montreal on a half-day small-group tour
  • Visit historic landmarks from parks and neighborhoods to churches and basilicas
  • Discover the urban downtown and historic area of Old Montreal
  • Fit sightseeing around your schedule with morning and afternoon tours
Full description
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 visit to Old Montreal and the Old Port area.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from selected downtown hotels
  • 3-hour sightseeing tour
  • Transportation by van
  • Bilingual guide
  • Admission to St Joseph's Oratory
  • Local taxes and fees
  • Food or drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Food and drinks
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Vaping

Know before you go

  •  This tour operates in rain or shine
  •  Tours are capped at a maximum of 12 participants
  •  The tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice, pending special events, road closures, or attraction closures
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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After our plans for the day were rained out we booked a last minute private tour of the Montreal. We were picked up at our hotel and began an entertaining and informative tour of the city. Four hours later we returned with an understanding of what Montreal was and has evolved into. We were treated to panoramic views, close-ups of Montreal's neighbourhoods, the beauty of St. Joseph's Church and the impressive knowledge of our guide Mounir. Our tour for four took place in a comfortable private automobile with several stops which allowed us to get a close up look at some of Montreal's wonderful attractions. We all felt this tour was one of the highlites of our trip. Thank you again Mounir.

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October 4, 2021

We were pleasantly surprised when we discovered that we were two of only three people taking this tour today. The tour was provided in an extremely comfortable and new SUV with an absolutely amazing tour guide named Mounir who went out of his way to ensure we received the best tour possible. Mounir tailored the tour especially for us and with his wealth of knowledge made this the best tour we’ve ever taken. It was like having your own personal chauffeur. The tour lasted almost an hour longer than advertised and included additional points of interest not normally included. We were definitely spoiled and greatly appreciate Mounir’s passion in ensuring we had the grand tour of the amazing City of Montreal. Thank you so much!!

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August 20, 2021

The private tour of Montreal was amazing! We saw parts of the city we’d never have found on our own. Our tour guide Mourin was tremendously knowledgeable about the history, culture, and architecture of the city. When in Montreal definitely take this tour! Guarantee it will be a high point of your trip. It was for us!

August 14, 2021

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