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Address: 1255 rue Peel, Montreal, Quebec H3B 2T9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 514-398-9769
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Description: MTL's double-decker bus tours. From the top take in MTL's sights and...
MTL's double-decker bus tours. From the top take in MTL's sights and sounds with a Double Decker 2 day pass, Unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off. Or relax in a control climate on the Heart of Montreal Motorcoach Tour 3.5 hours. We also offer a day tour to Mont-Tremblant and the Laurentians. Don't miss the presidents choice tour to Quebec City and Montmorency Falls!
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Good way to have an overview of Montreal ...

... especially in winter when the city is under ice and snow. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and apologised for the state of the coach - very dirty and lots of rubbish from... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
jenny33684
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Grafton, Australia
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222 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Grafton, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

... especially in winter when the city is under ice and snow. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and apologised for the state of the coach - very dirty and lots of rubbish from former passengers in evidence. What a shame. We took a 31/2 hour trip that included several stops for photos and a half hour stop at Notre Dame... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Independent of the tour, old Montreal is a must see area of the city. The tour that we got from Raphael Swann made it come alive in a way that it had not when I first visited Montreal. Raphael had a good sense of humor, was very knowledgeable, and was pretty flexible with us as we asked questions about the... More 

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GrayLineMTL, Gray Line Montreal Supervisor at Gray Line, responded to this review

We were elated to hear that you had such a pleasant time on our Old Montreal Walking tour. We will definitely let Raphael know how much you praised him as a Tour Guide. We do appreciate you having kindly not only taken the time to write this review but also for having aided other customers in finding the departure location.... More 

Brasschaat, Belgium
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Nicely organized and we had the most enthusiastic guide, Rock (?). He even switched from English to French for a certain lady. He told us many fun facts about Québec and it was just a very fun day. Merci monsieur le guide!

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GrayLineMTL, Gray Line Montreal Supervisor at Gray Line, responded to this review

We were so happy to read that you enjoyed your Tour of Quebec City. We will be sure to let Roch know how much you enjoyed him as a tour guide. Thank you so much for letting Gray Line Montreal know about your experience. More 

Lethbridge, Canada
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
63 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We went on a tour with Jean, a hilarious tour guide. This 3.5 hour tour hit all the highlights of Montreal -downtown, Old Montreal, etc. We were able to get off in 4 places for photos and at the Notre Dame Basilica for a tour. It was very worth the cost, and being done on the first day, showed us... More 

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GrayLineMTL, Gray Line Montreal Supervisor at Gray Line, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give Gray Line Montreal this fantastic review. As we value our customer opinions, we have added some new tours to our 2015 Season which will cover some of the areas that you mentioned. We are always elated to receive any customer feedback, be it positive or negative, and this review did put a... More 

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was not my first choice for our tour after reading some of the other reviews BUT it was great. Our driver (John) had an accent but it was pleasant and added a ‘Montreal’ touch to our tour; he was very easy to understand (This coming from someone who usually has to turn on subtitles when we get Netflix DVDs... More 

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GrayLineMTL, Gray Line Montreal Supervisor at Gray Line, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share this review. It was an honor to read how you referred to the Tour as "Sightseeing with a Friend". We thank you and hope to see you again in the future. More 

Malden, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Bonjour Franc. It's Jeff from Boston. I was on the snowy tour April 4th for my 34th wedding anniversary. Thank you for a great tour. Especially loved the residential neighborhood. So cool.

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GrayLineMTL, Gray Line Montreal Supervisor at Gray Line, responded to this review

We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour and had a good time with Frank. We hope you had a fantastic Anniversary!! More 

Simpsonville, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We booked our tour through Viator which is the primary way we check for tours when visiting a new city. Our Gray Line guided bus tour started with a hotel front door pickup which was right on the announced time. The bus was a comfortable full size coach. Our driver and tour guide was Frank who did a fantastic job... More 

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GrayLineMTL, Gray Line Montreal Supervisor at Gray Line, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your Gray Line Montreal Experience. We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Tour. We even enjoyed the Gilligan’s Island reference! We do appreciate all the kind words you had to say and we thank you greatly for having chosen Gray Line Montreal. We hope we will see you again! More 

edinburgh
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339 reviews 339 reviews
27 attraction reviews
365 helpful votes 365 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There are 2 things you want from a tour guide - knowledgeable & able to be understood. Our guide, Albert, was extremely knowledgeable about Montreal & had a nice sense of humour. Unfortunately, however, we really had to concentrate hard to understand him. We probably missed about 30% of what he said. We heard at least 2 people go up... More 

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GrayLineMTL, Gray Line Montreal Supervisor at Gray Line, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your Gray Line Montreal Experience. We were saddened to hear that you had difficulty understanding one of our Tour Guides. Due to this fact you feel that you have missed out on major attractions during the tour. We do apologize for the inconvenience and hope that you will travel with Gray Line... More 

BARRE
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We left on Jan 21, 2015 11:00 am at the bus pick up point. And had the best bus driver/tour guide (Sorry i dont remember his name). We had a wonderful time that was also very educational and exciting. It probably wasn't the best time of year to do the bus tour but what an adventure. It lasted 3 1/2... More 

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GrayLineMTL, Gray Line Montreal Supervisor at Gray Line, responded to this review

We were elated to read all about your wonderful Experience with Gray Line Montreal. Thank you for having shared your thoughts and we are delighted that you will be coming back in the summer. You mentioned that you hope to have the same excellent driver therefore, on your next visit be sure to ask for Germain Albert. Hope the next... More 

New York, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

First time taking a Gray Line tour. It was a good overview of the city. Large comfortable bus. Driver was punctual and courteous.

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GrayLineMTL, Gray Line Montreal Supervisor at Gray Line, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Gray Line Montreal Tour. We appreciate your positive feedback and look forward to your next visit. More 

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Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.