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Montreal: 3.5-Hour Guided Bus Tour

1. Montreal: 3.5-Hour 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.

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Montreal Old Port: La Grande Roue Entry Ticket

2. Montreal Old Port: La Grande Roue Entry Ticket

Take in breathtaking views on top La Grande Roue de Montréal, the largest observation wheel in Canada. Upgrade your experience to a private gondola or beat the crowd with the early bird option. 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.

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3-Hour Scooter Sightseeing in Montreal

3. 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.

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Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker 2-Day Tour

4. Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker 2-Day Tour

See the many sights of Montreal on board a London-style double-decker bus with a hop-on hop-off tour. You will discover the streets of Montreal in an interesting and informative way, with a professional tour guide who introduces you to the history and beauty of this city. You are free to get off at any of the 10 stops to soak up Montreal’s charm. 2-Day Red Loop Bask in the glory of the Notre Dame Basilica, stroll through Chinatown, and walk along the water of the Old Port. Be inspired and spend an afternoon at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Plan your evening and scope out the best bars and restaurants along Crescent Street. With 10 different places to hop on or hop off, there is no shortage of things to do and places to see. This hop-on hop-off tour is a unique and informative way to experience Montreal! Stops include: Square Dorchester, Old Montreal: Notre Dame Basilica, Old Montreal: Pointe-à-Callière Museum, Village, Latin Quarter, Festival Quarter, Fine Arts Museum, Saint Joseph’s Oratory, Mont-Royal: Kondiaronk Lookout, Mont-Royal: Camillien Houde Lookout.

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Montreal: Small Group Night Sightseeing Tour

5. 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. After the thrill of riding the Wheel, slow things down with a stop at the famous Montreal poutine house, LaBanquise. Grab a late-night snack (at your own cost) before being dropped off at your hotel for the evening.

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What people are saying about Old Port of Montreal

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,106 reviews

This was an amazing experience. Great way to know about the rich cultural heritage and places to visit in Montreal and Quebec. Our driver/tour guide Norman was very knowledgeable and entertaining. He ket us engaged all through the trip by telling us about the history, importance of each place we visited, the famous streets to visit, various settlements and cultures, etc. This trip was well worth the money. Booking with get your guide is so much easier and convenient. There were a few photo stops at Olympic stadium, Notre Dame basilica, Saint Joseph’s oratory and a beautiful viewpoint at Mount Royale. Our bus trip was so fun. Everyone should try this tour and then you’ll know exactly where to go during your vacation. If you want to explore Old Montreal on your own, you are free to leave the bus tour km between. A great tour overall and made so interesting by the driver/guide Norman.

Great experience. Learned lots. Guide was informative and funny. Both driver and guide were very social and made the experience very comfortable and interesting.

Tour guide was very nice and knew his facts. Pleasant to converse with. Our driver was very skilled at driving on narrow roads and nice to talk with.

Very informative, love knowing the history of the city and Quebec, and our driver was willing to share personal tips with us. Excellent experience!

Great tour guide - knowledgeable and friendly - took us to places we may not have thought of going to :)