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History Walking Tour of Old Montreal

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Montréal, Canada

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Visit Montreal’s historic centerpiece on this guided walking tour of Old Montreal. Discover the history, heritage, architecture and culture in this, the oldest area of the city of Montreal, dating back to New France. Choose between a shorter tour around either the east or west sides of Old Montreal or a longer tour around both. See famous sites such as Notre-Dame Basilica, Place Jacques-Cartier, Bonsecours Market, Montreal City Hall and Champ de Mars, to name a few.
  • Walking tour of Old Montreal with a knowledgeable local guide
  • See Notre-Dame Basilica, City Hall, Bonsecours Market and more
  • Hear stories and facts about the city's rich history, culture and architecture
  • Choose from three different itineraries to suit your preferences

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Get an overview of Old Montreal on a walking tour of some of the city's top sights.
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Departure Point

Notre-Dame Street West & Place d'Armes, Rue Notre-Dame Ouest & Place d'Armes, Montréal, QC H2Y 4A4, Canada

Return Details

1: Bonsecours Market Street, Bonsecours Market St, Montreal, QC H2Y, Canada
2: Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History, 350 Place Royale, Montréal, QC H2Y 3Y5, Canada
Choose to explore the east or west side of Old Montreal on a short tour, or select both the east and west sides on an extended adventure.

Meet the guide and the rest of the tour group near the famous Notre-Dame Basilica, at the southwest corner of the Place d'Armes,, to begin this walking tour of Old Montreal, the historic centerpiece of this largest city in Quebec.

Notre-Dame Basilica is widely recognized as one of the most impressive landmarks in the world. It’s one of the crown jewels in Quebec's rich religious heritage and a focal point in Montreal’s history. In fact, the original stained-glass windows here paint a story of Montréal’s religious history.

Moving along, learn about this city’s rich history, French heritage, architecture and culture while roaming the maze of narrow streets. Visit some of Old Montreal’s public squares, like Place d’Armes, Place Royale and Place Jacques-Cartier, witnessing the monuments and works of art on display there. 

Other points of interest include the 5-story Montreal City Hall; Champ de Mars, a public park that used to be the site of Montreal’s city walls; the former “Wall Street” of Canada, St-Jacques Street; and no visit to Old Montreal is complete without a picture of the Sulpician Seminary, the oldest building of the historic district.

The tour concludes at Bonsecours Market, a 2-story, domed public market which has served as Montreal's main public market for more than 100 years.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Old Montreal
Your tour will be spent exploring the sights and attractions of Old Montreal
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Notre-Dame Basilica
Meet your guide near Notre-Dame Basilica to begin your walking tour of Old Montreal, the city's historic heart. Admire the masterful Gothic Revival architecture of this basilica as you follow your knowledgeable local guide at a leisurely pace.
Pass By:  
Place d'Armes
You'll learn about this amazing city's rich history, French heritage and bustling culture as you roam the streets and visit top Montreal attractions such as Place d'Armes and the Royal Bank
Pass By:  
Place Jacques-Cartier
See the famous plaza and near by St. Jacques street, the "Wall Street" of Canada
Pass By:  
City Hall
See the beautiful Montreal City Hall
Pass By:  
Rue St-Paul
Stroll down St Paul Street, one of the most picturesque street's in Montreal
Pass By:  
Bonsecours Market (Marche Bonsecours)
Don't miss Bonsecours Market, which has served as Montreal's main public market for more than 100 years!
Pass By:  
Champ-de-Mars
Explore Champ de Mars, a public park that was once the site of Montreal's city walls
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • This tour operates year-round
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Our scheduled Old Montreal Walking Tours will depart only when the minimum of two participants will have booked the visit. You will then have the option to reschedule your tour at no additional cost or we will issue a full refund.We will notify you the day before the date of your visit at 4 P.M. should your visit be canceled. 
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Guidatour

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during History Walking Tour of Old Montreal?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by History Walking Tour of Old Montreal.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during History Walking Tour of Old Montreal?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by History Walking Tour of Old Montreal.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Well worth it and the walk is at a reasonable pace, so most people should be able to take this tour." See review
  • "This is a must do for anyone new to Montreal." See review
  • "Well worth the money very convenient wonderful people had a great time guide was very knowledge about montreal" See review

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Kevin_S
, Sep 2020
I really enjoyed our time on this tour.I honestly wished it was longer.We learned about history that I never knew.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Bonjour Kevin! Thank you for the positive feedback, we are glad to hear that we helped you discover new things about Old Montréal!
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Marius
, Sep 2020
The guide was friendly and had an interesting way in presenting facts about Montreal's history. We enjoyed things he recommended to do after the guided tour.
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Bonjour Marius! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and the guide's recommendations! Thank you!
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excellent
Jennifer_C
, Sep 2020
It was great! Very informative, I really enjoyed it . The guide was very nice and polite, rainy day but we finish the tour with no issues.
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Bonjour Jennifer! So happy to hear that you really enjoyed it despite the rain! Thank you for your 5-star review!
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Exquisite minds
Deborah_C
, Sep 2020
We enjoyed the walking tour of East old town. Christian our Guide was Extremely knowledgeable on the area and well spoken. You can tell Christian really enjoys his profession. Vancouver girls
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Bonjour Vancouver girl! We are delighted to hear that you appreciated Christian's knowledge and passion and that you enjoyed the tour. Thank you so much for your positive feedback!
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Good tour for a fair price
Diana
, Sep 2020
Our guide, Martin was really good. In addition to his knowledge he was very patient. I recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Bonjour Diana, Thank you for recommending our walking tour of Old Montréal, we appreciate it! Thank you as well for your kind words about Martin!
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Great experience! Would recommend
Andria_L
, Aug 2020
Elise was wonderful! Great informative tour. Thank you. I am a Montreal local and it was great to learn about my city
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Bonjour Andria, Thank you for your nice comments about Elise and the tour. We are glad that you were able to learn new things about your own city! Best regards, Guidatour's Team
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Awesome
Susan
, Aug 2020
This tour was a perfect “launching” point for our holiday in Old Montreal. Andre was very interesting and we had a great 1.5 hours. I found it perfect in both length and information. I highly recommend it for first timers and locals alike. My husband is actually from Montreal but never really knew the historical significance of all these buildings. It made the rest of our weekend so wonderful.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Bonjour Susan, Thank you so much for the positive feedback and for highly recommending us for first timers and locals alike. We are glad that you and your husband both enjoyed it! Best regards, Guidatour's Team
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Old Montreal Historical Tour
Patricia_H
, Mar 2020
Pierre was an excellent historian, and amiable tour guide. We enjoyed the references to art and architecture in the City. I would recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Bonjour Patricia, Thank you for recommending us and for your kind words about Pierre. We are glad that you enjoyed it!
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Wonderful tour
Kimberly_S
, Feb 2020
We greatly enjoyed our chilly informative tour around Old Montréal. Elise was a wonderful tour guide who shared a wealth of information with us and we learned so much about the history of this great city! Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for highly recommending our tours! We are happy to hear that you greatly enjoyed it!
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Old Montreal walking tour
gomezalexander
, Jan 2020
Catherine was great and very knowledgeable. She had great personal stories to share along with our tour.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Bonjour! We will share your kind words with Catherine, thank you!
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