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Old Montreal (Vieux-Montréal) Tours

Old Montreal charms visitors with its picturesque squares, grand old-world architecture, and winding cobblestone streets. Whether in the Old Port or walking down the main street Rue Saint-Paul, it’s easy to feel transported back in time—in fact, some architectural remains date back to New France. The historic site is considered to be the best preserved Old Town in North America.

The Basics
Exploring Old Montreal is the best way to experience the city’s history, culture, and architecture. Myriad group and private tours are designed to introduce visitors to a combination of all three on foot, by bike, by scooter, or even from the air. Most city tours include time in Old Montreal, with tour guides providing context for and explanation of all the Canadian history within its walls. Choose a night tour if you prefer to explore after dark or a food tour to dive into the local food truck and craft beer scenes. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Walking tours are a great way to experience Old Montreal, as the best way to get around this old part of the city is on foot. 
  • Old Montreal is known for its quaint sidewalk eateries and café culture, so be sure to take the time to enjoy one.
  • Be sure to wear appropriate footwear for the cobblestone streets.
  • Private tours often also visit nearby Mont Royal.

How to Get There
Old Montreal is bound by Rue Bern to the west, Rue Saint-Antoine to the north, Rue McGill in the east, and Old Port and the St. Lawrence River to the south. The area is easily accessible from downtown via the Underground City, and is also served by several bus routes and Metro stations.

When to Get There
Montreal draws many visitors year-round. Summer typically brings the best weather, the biggest festivals, and the most tourists. But the city is charming in winter as well, and Old Montreal becomes even more scenic and romantic after fresh snowfall.

Highlights of Old Montreal
The historic area’s pulsating center is Place Jacques-Cartier. From here, its center promenade slopes down from Rue Notre-Dame to the Old Port, lined with 18th-century stone buildings. At the base of the plaza are horse-drawn carriages, outdoor cafés, art galleries, and street performers. Nearby, you’ll find the Bonsecours Market, the oldest and largest public market in the city, and the stone Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel. West of Place Jacques-Cartier is the beautiful Place d’Armes, dominated by the Notre-Dame Basilica. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of Archaeology and History are also worth visiting.

Tours & Tickets

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Montreal City Guided Sightseeing Tour, Montreal, null
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Montreal City Guided Sightseeing Tour

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See the best of Montreal on this sightseeing tour with a professional guide. Aboard a coach, admire more than 200 top Montreal attractions and landmarks while ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $43.67
Walking Tour of Old Montreal, Montreal, City Tours
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Walking Tour of Old Montreal

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Soak in the rich history, culture and heritage of Montreal on this walking tour of Old Montreal. See famous sites such as Notre-Dame Basilica (admission fees ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $20.67
Scooter Sightseeing in Montreal, Montreal, Walking Tours
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Scooter Sightseeing in Montreal

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Embark on a tour of Montreal on a morning, afternoon or evening tour into some of the cities most interesting neighborhoods. The best way to do this? Take a ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $82.50
Gems of Montreal Small Group City Tour, Montreal, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Gems of Montreal Small Group City Tour

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This small-group tour of Montreal is limited to just 14 guests and features luxury vehicles, exceptional tour guides and one driver and one tour guide in every ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $133.61
Old Montreal Walking Tour, Montreal, City Tours
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Old Montreal Walking Tour

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Experience the history and progression of Old Montreal on this 1.5-hour walking tour. Follow a guide into off-the-path courtyards and see where the city ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $19.50
Old Montreal Discovery Tour, Montreal, Walking Tours
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Old Montreal Discovery Tour

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No visit to Montreal is complete without a walk through its Old City, arguably North-America's most charming and well-preserved historical neighborhood.  This ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.79
Beyond the Basilica Walking Tour in Montreal, Montreal, Walking Tours
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Beyond the Basilica Walking Tour in Montreal

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This walking tour from historic Old Montréal up to the funky borough of the Plateau Mont-Royal could almost be a Montréal 101 class. Learn about the ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $53.81
Downtown and Old Montreal South City Bike Tour, Montreal, Walking Tours
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Downtown and Old Montreal South City Bike Tour

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See the main sights of Montreal in this 3-hour ride! This south city route covers the core of Montreal, including bustling Downtown, the narrow streets of ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.83
Montreal Food Truck Tour by Bike, Montreal, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Montreal Food Truck Tour by Bike

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Discover Montreal’s street food scene on this food tour by bike that takes you to six local food trucks. Food truck popularity across the US and Canada ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $124.65
Old Montreal Private Walking Tour, Montreal, Food Tours
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Old Montreal Private Walking Tour

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Find out more about all the eras that shaped Montreal with a private 2-hour walking tour. With your local guide, learn the city's history, from the foundation ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.88

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