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Montreal: Guided Bus Tour

Montreal: 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.

Montreal Outdoor Escape Game: The Prohibition Era

Montreal Outdoor Escape Game: The Prohibition Era

The city game starts at Sakura Garden. It will take you between 1 to 1.5 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Place des Arts. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. So, are you up for an exciting city game?. After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone. You will visit the following locations: • Sakura Garden • Parc Sun-Yat-Sen • Place de la Paix • Parterre du Quartier des spectacles • Church of St. John the Evangelist • The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada • St. James United Church • Place des Festivals • Place des Arts

Montreal's Sin City Era & Golden Age Walking Tour

Montreal's Sin City Era & Golden Age Walking Tour

While prohibition and the temperance movement put a damper on the early 20th century in the United States and elsewhere in Canada, the booze kept flowing freely in Montreal and it quickly became known as “Sin City” and “Paris of the North”. Visitors flocked here to indulge in the notorious nightlife and raucous times. Whatever the vice or pleasure, it could be found in Montreal. Our cabarets and jazz clubs attracted talented musicians the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, amongst others. This MTL Detours history walking tour will enthrall you with stories about local institutions and the cast of characters that frequented them. Performers, mobsters, prostitutes, bookies, gamblers, and cops all rubbed elbows in the old Red Light District. Hear about the revitalization of the district into the Quartier des Spectacles (Entertainment District) - home to Montreal's world-famous International Jazz Festival and many other renowned events. MTL Detours is a 100% locally owned and operated small independent tour company – founded in and based in Montreal. Join us to learn about this entertaining era in the unique city of Montreal!

Montreal Downtown Walking Tour 2 Hours with a Licensed Guide

Montreal Downtown Walking Tour 2 Hours with a Licensed Guide

This tour is create to give a good introduction of Montreal city. After this tour, you will be comfortable to navigate the city on your own. A perfect mixte of History, transportation in Montreal and the bests place to visits and eat for your stay. 10AM -Starting tour at The Basilica Mary Queen of the World on Rene-Levesque Street. Front Entrance -Square Dorcester -Mary Queen of the World Basilica -Queen Elizabeth Hotel -Place Ville-Marie -Sainte-Catherine Street -Entertainment District -Complexe Desjardins -Underground city and Place des Arts I give 2 tours a day, this one start at 10AM and will cover Downtown. The other tour start at 2PM, and start at the ending point of this one, so please have a look at my 2PM Old Montreal and International district tour to complete your day. You will be at the end of the day, in the Old Montreal, and will have the evening to spend in the most amazing place in Montreal.

Montreal Quartier des Spectacles self-guided walking tour

Montreal Quartier des Spectacles self-guided walking tour

Wondering what to do in Montreal’s Entertainment District? Our scavenger hunt is a 2/3-hr self-guided walking tour of the Quartier des Spectacles, with challenges! Indeed, walk from the Place des Arts to Theatre St-Denis, by way of U.Q.A.M., BAnQ, Gesù, and much more. And, solve challenges at every step. Each challenge will tell you where you are going next, as well as some local history and trivia. The Montreal Entertainment District (Quartier des Spectacles) Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 3 km / 1.9 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take you 2-3 hours to complete. - A fun learning experience - Challenge your knowledge - 29 varied challenges - Fun for all ages, kids included - Walk at your own pace: 3 km / 1.9 mi - 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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Overall rating

4.3
(842 reviews)

Great, I'm alone in Montreal and this visit was perfect. Between the guide and the driver I never felt alone. The majority of visitors were English-speaking so the guide favored English and the driver kindly made me sit next to him to help me understand everything even if the guide also translated for me. I hope to see him again on the next scheduled visit. Unfortunately I don't remember the first name of this driver who advised me to visit Quebec on Sunday April 28 (my birthday) which will be done with him. I hope I don't miss a visit so I can have the pleasure of seeing him again and having a good time.

Very good way to take a first big tour of Montreal upon arrival. The driver and guide are warm and make the visit even more pleasant.

The banter with driver and tour guide was entertaining. There were plenty of stops to enjoy the city, eat and drink. Thank you

Exceptionnel. I recommande for who wants to discover Montreal in very short period .

Very friendly guide and driver Varied and knowledgeable tour