Guided tour

Old Montreal Walking tour: Off the beaten path

4.8 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: Fitz Montreal

Old Montreal Walking tour: Off the beaten path

Activity provider: Fitz Montreal

From US$ 36.78 per person

Join us to discover Old Montreal, a slice of Europe in North America. We'll wander cobblestone streets, admire architecture gems, catch views of the Old Port and even explore the Underground City.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French

Experience

Highlights
  • Wander the narrow cobblestone streets
  • Admire the British and French architecture
  • Hear stories of iconic Montrealers
Full description
You want to explore Old Montreal but you don’t know where to begin? We’ve got you covered. Join us as we explore Old Montreal, a true slice of Europe in North America. We'll wander the narrow cobblestone streets, admire architecture gems, catch some breathtaking views of the Old Port harbor, and even explore a section of the Underground City. Our 2.5 hour tour is casual yet very informative, with no two tours being exactly the same. Each of Fitz’s passionate local guides -the coolest storytellers you’ll find in town- will unveil the secrets behind the most iconic landmarks and also show you their favorite off-the-beaten-path spots. Yes, there is a lot more than just beautiful monuments in this part of town! The tour begins at the lobby of the William Gray hotel where you’ll meet your guide and set off to explore Old Montreal through the back door. We’ll visit unmissable sights such as Place Jaques Cartier, St. Paul street and Place d’Armes, but also some less obvious spots like an avant garde art gallery, Montreal’s World Trade Center, and a section of the Underground City. You’ll understand how Old Montreal was the most important and wealthy district in Canada, and how it has become the dynamic and thriving area it is today. This tour was carefully crafted to be fully enjoyable both in summer and in winter, with some extra indoor stops planned for the cold days. If you are booking for January, Just don’t forget your gloves and you’ll be alright.
Includes
  • 2.5-hour walking tour
  • Local guide
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Children under 8 years

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Date

Meeting point

We’ll meet at the lobby of the magnificent William Gray hotel, 15 minutes before the starting time of your tour. Your guide will be waiting for you close to the restrooms, next to the billiard table. Arrive a bit earlier if you want to get yourself a delicious coffee next door, at the legendary Cafe Olimpico.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    5/5

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I booked this on my first day in Montreal and am so happy I did. It oriented me to the city so I knew where I wanted to return to explore further, and I especially appreciated the small group, which made the experience more intimate. Sebastian was a great guide and when/if I return to Montreal, I'll book this again just to say Hi. Thank you!! Much love!!

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September 17, 2019

Fantastic walking tour with Tom. His passion for Montreal shone through. He was very knowledgeable with a great informal style. I learned a lot about the history and the culture and he really brought Montreal alive for me. Highly recommended

January 15, 2023

January 12, 2023

Product ID: 270457