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Montréal: St. Lawrence Sightseeing River Cruise

1. Montréal: St. Lawrence Sightseeing River Cruise

Embark with your guide on an unforgettable round-trip cruise along the St. Lawrence River, departing from the historic Old Port of Montreal. This scenic journey will take you on a captivating exploration of the city's iconic landmarks and stunning waterfront vistas. As you glide beneath the magnificent Jacques-Cartier Bridge, a marvel of engineering and architecture, a world of beauty unfolds before your eyes. The waterway is adorned with a succession of magnificent monuments that pay homage to Montreal's rich history and vibrant culture. Each monument tells a story, and as you pass by, informative commentary will enlighten you about the significance and background of these landmarks. The heart of Montreal City reveals itself as you cruise along the St. Lawrence River. You'll witness the bustling streets, the vibrant energy, and the unique blend of old-world charm and modern urbanity. The cityscape showcases an enchanting fusion of architectural styles, from the historic buildings of Old Montreal to the sleek skyscrapers of the downtown core. One of the most awe-inspiring sights awaits as you approach the Olympic Stadium, a monumental structure that hosted the 1976 Summer Olympics. Its iconic inclined tower stands tall, serving as a reminder of the city's sporting achievements and architectural grandeur. To witness Montreal in a whole new light, consider taking the evening cruise. As the sun sets and the city's lights illuminate the skyline, Montreal truly earns its reputation as "Canada's City of Light." The enchanting glow transforms the city into a magical spectacle, casting a romantic ambiance upon the river and its surroundings. Throughout the cruise, enhance your experience with the complimentary audioguide, available in 8 languages. Engaging commentary in French, English, Italian, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Japanese, and Korean will provide fascinating insights into each landmark. A round-trip cruise along the St. Lawrence River is a remarkable journey that showcases the very best of Montreal. From the captivating monuments to the stunning waterfront views.

Montreal: Port of Montreal Glass Tower Entry with Exhibits

2. Montreal: Port of Montreal Glass Tower Entry with Exhibits

A glassed-in tower 65 metres high on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the Port of Montreal Tower overlooks a breathtaking panorama. Curious to learn more about the city? Use a multimedia exhibition to discover Montreal from a whole new angle. The daring will venture into the glass cage for a thrill. The most beautiful views and a unique interactive experience! A fun interactive experience. Explore the capsules with augmented reality of Montreal and the Port! You will discover historical places and event in the history of the city and its port thanks to the blue balloons found on this floor level. The glass cage: Experience the thrill of the glass cage and its 360 degree panorama! Vibe with the Orchestre métropolitain: Hanging from the ceiling at hand level, five musical balloons emit different sounds according to how visitors interact with them. Like an orchestra conductor, visitors can create their own port symphony, based on the symphony created by the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal under the baton of Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin! See Montreal from a whole new angle with viewfinders to see Montreal's most iconic attractions.

Montreal: Small Group Tour with River Cruise and Notre Dame

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

Discover the highlights of Montreal in comfort on a 6-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. After the cruise, visit and explore the Port of Montreal Tower, a 60 meter glass tower with stunning views of downtown Montreal and the St. Lawrence River. Following the tower, your guide will drop you off at your downtown accommodations to conclude the tour.

Montreal Olympic Park self-guided walking tour scavenger hun

4. Montreal Olympic Park self-guided walking tour scavenger hun

Are you looking for things to do in Montreal? Our Olympic Park scavenger hunt is a self-guided walking tour with challenges around Montreal’s Olympic Park! Walk from the Botanical Garden to the Maurice Richard Arena through the Olympic Stadium and the Saputo Stadium. In fact, you’ll face challenges at every step. Each challenge will tell you where you are going next and a bit of local history and trivia. The Montreal Olympic Park Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 3.5 km / 2.2 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges. It should take you 2 to 3 hours to complete. - Learn some local history - Challenge your knowledge - 18 varied challenges - Walk at your own pace: 3.5 km / 2.2 mi - Fun for all ages, kids included - 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.

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This was a great way to see Montréal from a different vantage point. The boat offered full view windows and seating in a cafe type room, with full drink and food service. Boat was very clean and comfortable. We found it to be a leisurely respite from bustling around the busy city streets and recommend it.

Mustafa was a great guide. He was filled with useful, interesting, historical information, and he was really accommodating to me, and the other members in our little group. It made for a very pleasant day.

Yeah, knowledgeable died and it was fun and interesting being out on the St. Lawrence river.

We really enjoyed our cruise. Very knowledgeable guide, good service beautiful ride!merci!!

Wonderful, great people, fabulous information, fun boat ride! 🙌 Merci!