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Montreal Shore Excursion: Walking Tour of Old Montreal
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Montreal Shore Excursion: Walking Tour of Old Montreal

By Guidatour
About

Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English, French


  • Professional guide
  • Local taxes
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • This shore excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy
  • Entry/Admission - Notre-Dame Basilica


Departure details
  • Place d'Armes & Notre-Dame Street West, Pl. d'Armes & R. Notre Dame O, Montréal, QC H2Y 2W2, Canada Check in 15 minutes prior to departure. Meet at the southwest corner of Place d'Armes (intersection of Notre-Dame West and Place d'Armes, located near the benches underneath the trees, across the statue of the man carrying a small dog).
Return details
  • Bonsecours Market, 350 Rue Saint-Paul E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1H2, Canada

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3321PRTYULWALK

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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. 
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3321PRTYULWALK

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Place d'Armes & Notre-Dame Street West
    Pl. d'Armes & R. Notre Dame O, Montréal, QC H2Y 2W2, Canada
    Check in 15 minutes prior to departure. Meet at the southwest corner of Place d'Armes (intersection of Notre-Dame West and Place d'Armes, located near the benches underneath the trees, across the statue of the man carrying a small dog).
    See address & details
  • 1
    Old Montreal
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Notre-Dame Basilica
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Rue St-Paul
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Place Jacques-Cartier
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Bonsecours Market (Marche Bonsecours)
  • You'll end at
    Bonsecours Market
    350 Rue Saint-Paul E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1H2, Canada
    See address & details
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About the operator
Guidatour
1,370
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Joined in February 2011

#12 of 206 Tours & Activities in Montreal
  • 807sarahp
    807sarahp
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    Montreal East side walking tour
    Very informative and enjoyable tour with Christian who certainly knew his onions and was engaging throughout this short and compact walking tour of Montreal east side.
  • K9906SJisabelm
    K9906SJisabelm
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    Don't miss this!
    Excellent walking tour. Very informative and the guides were very friendly! Get to see some of the best sites of the city during this pleasant walking tour.
  • Greatbodies
    Greatbodies
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    Your experience depends on your guide!
    I did get some history...when I could hear Robert actually speak. I feel he should've stood in front of the group and spoke. He gave a lot of his own history and seemed like he didn't want to give the tour...since he said he is usually on a bus. 4 people disappeared in the middle of the tour. I feel another guide would've given this review more stars.
  • Laura D
    Laura D
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    First time in the old Montreal
    My guide was Elise and she was great! Interested on what we were interested in. I did both the morning and afternoon tours and really loved the old Montreal. However I was expecting a greater tour, for me it felt short. We stayed sometimes just talking in some places and it felt like it was a bit passing time. I would love that there would be more explanation of Montreal’s history. Honestly the morning tour would be enough as the afternoon one was a bit boring. All in all it is a great way of getting to know the old town and catching some recommendations on restaurants and bars. Some good curiosities were also given to us.
  • susangK326AI
    susangK326AI
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    Perfect intro to the city!
    Vanessa was a super guide, answering all our questions, kept things moving & kept track of wanderers. Lots of info & sites packed into 90 min. We couldn’t find her at 1st, but someone answered the phone & we were just 100m from her! (Maybe she needs a sign!?) Highly recommend this tour!
  • B7400KNmartink
    B7400KNmartink
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    Half fulfilled .
    The morning tour with Joanne was amazing . She gave us so heaps of information and made the tour very interesting. The after tour with Robert was absolutely shocking. He apologised as he had never done the tour before but to be honest we were disgusted that the tour continued and we were charged . It was evident he didn’t know what he was doing. Four members of the group left which shows a sign it was not just us. It was painful and not professional. It was a shame as Joanne’s your int he morning was brilliant. She said she didn’t understand why she was t Doug. The afternoon tour as she was taken off it . Not a good move from the tour company
  • 769dorothyn
    769dorothyn
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    Great walking tour with Victoria
    Victoria was lovely to walk with and knowledgable about the history of Old Montreal, and we were able to get a good lay of the land and plan the rest of our trip with our tour in mind.
  • lindasR5787XY
    lindasR5787XY
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    Best tour of our 14 day visit!
    Our tour guide, Sarah M., was amazing. Thorough, kind, shared a few personal suggestions, has a nice sense of humor, and engaged our group members. I highly recommend asking for Sarah M.
  • M4030QMpaulh
    M4030QMpaulh
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    Excellent time
    Catherine did a wonderful job on our walking tour of Old Montreal. She was informative and pleasant. Highly recommend this tour.
  • lgw1094
    lgw1094
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    Perfect Beginning
    Caroline was amazing! Full of historical information delivered in a totally entertaining manner. Our entire group was enchanted and sad to reach the end of the tour. Perfect way to begin our time in Montreal.
  • susanjowaiszas
    susanjowaiszas
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    Fun, informative
    Sarah was a fantastic guide. Very personable and knowledgeable with a great sense of humor. She was equally comfortable with historical info and restaurant recommendations. We learned a lot and it gave us ideas for a return trip!
  • marcomR8551XN
    marcomR8551XN
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    Just go and learn and enjoy!
    Michel M did a great job of taking my wife’s and my knowledge from little to much in our 90 minute tour of Montreal East. Michel was very attentive to all in the group. Would highly recommend
  • Linda K
    Linda K
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    Great tour of Old Montreal.
    Our tour guide Andre was very knowledgeable and professional. He has a wonderful rapport with people. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone coming to Montreal.
  • L1808VWnicholasm
    L1808VWnicholasm
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    Excellent Tour Guide
    Catherine our tour guide was fantastic in describing the history associated with the structures. She painted very descriptive images and made the stories very interesting.
  • 799danielan
    799danielan
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    Short tour with easy walk
    The tour was lead by Sarah. She was very knowledgeable and good sense of humor. Content was good. Walking pace was slow enough for everyone. I learned a lot within 1.5-2 hrs tour.
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@virg4967515
San Diego, CA38 contributions
Pierre was our tour guide and he was courteous, knowledgeable, and approachable. We started out at Notre Dame cathedral for the morning tour, and were given insightful historic lessons and activities. Canada and the U.S. have very similar histories.

The afternoon tour concentrated on the history of the various economic upbringings and changes of Quebec region and Montreal. Also very informative tour! I would take this your again and recommend to family and friends.

Two suggestions: change the description of the meeting point, and know where more available wash rooms are.
Written September 21, 2021
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GuidatourGuidedTours
Bonjour! Thank you for taking the time to share your appreciation of both tours. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the time spent with your guide Pierre. We also thank you for your suggestions!
Written September 23, 2021
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Valhalla3
Florida73 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Our tour had 22 people as our guide did not show up. We were added to Laura’s group & so glad this happened. Laura gave us a great tour explaining some history, current events, trends and the Canadian French perspective.

Of note to TripAdvisor & the tour company. You should clarify what sites are visited & what is discussed in the am Tour vs the pm tour. It was not clear. Also some of the emails said this was a 2hr tour & the TripAdvisor website said 1 1/2 hrs. Ours was the latter which was perfect but it’s helpful to know in advance.
Written August 16, 2022
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GuidatourGuidedTours
Hello, Thank you so much for letting us know about the information mismatch between the email and the website! We will definitely be looking into that. Of course we're also very happy that you enjoyed the tour and we will be sure to pass on your compliments to Laura. She is especially to be commended, as you say, because 22 people in one group is not our typical group size for this tour. Once again, many thanks for taking the time to share this important feedback with us. Best,
Written August 20, 2022
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Jill1207W
Johnstown, PA96 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
We ( 2 adults and 2 teens) spent a very hot day in the company of our guide, Christian, walking parts of Old Montreal- and it was wonderful. Christian was very knowledgeable. He shared history of the area and its buildings and people, through anecdotes and facts. It was a perfect way to get a sense and orientation to the old part of Montreal. The included ice cream treat hit the spot! We'd definitely recommend this tour company and this guide.
Written November 2, 2018
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Bonjour Jill1207W, We are delighted to hear you had a wonderful time discovering Old Montréal with your guide Christian. Thank you for your 5-star review and for recommending us, we highly appreciate it! Best regards, Guidatour's Team
Written November 7, 2018
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Asma
Buffalo, NY79 contributions
Oct 2022
We were really excited for this walking tour but it unfortunately was not entertaining or educational. We also ironically walked very little. Our tour guide kept us in the square that we started in for the first 40 minutes of the tour and just talked about history. We walked around a little bit but saw very little of Old Montreal. Our tour guide also only focused on 1700's history and he was honestly kind of reciting from a textbook. He didn't give any other history or current information about Montreal's current culture. I honestly walked away feeling like I received a history lesson while staring at a few statues in Montreal.
Written October 24, 2022
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Guidatour_GhostMtl
Bonjour, We are very sorry to hear that your walking tour experience in Old Montreal didn't meet your expectations. It's essential for tour guides to strike a balance between entertainment, education, and providing a comprehensive experience of the city's culture. We'll make sure to remind our guides of this and make any appropriate changes. We'd be very happy to offer you a redo with a different guide. Please contact us at info@guidatour.qc.ca, so we can arrange another tour. Best, Guidatour's team
Written July 24, 2023
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Janet McGuirk
6 contributions
Jul 2022
We had an excellent tour guide - knowledgeable as well as charming and funny. Enjoyed both the morning and afternoon tours of beautiful Old Montreal.
Written July 12, 2022
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GuidatourGuidedTours
Hi Janet, Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed your tour! Unfortunately, we can't tell who to pass on your compliments to, as many of our guides could be described with the adjectives knowledgeable, charming, and funny. ;) All kidding aside, we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. Hopefully see you again in Montreal soon! Best,
Written July 12, 2022
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Lost80sGirl
Toronto, Canada149 contributions
Easy check in in front of the Notre Dame Basilica, small group of 6, very good tour from Martin. He gave us just the the right amount of history to enjoy the 2 hr tour. We covered quite a large section of the old town and had a maple tasting with an included treat. Also the ticket included a reentry to the Basilica on our own (had to be used that day). Cost of tour was $25 a person and I felt we got a good orientation to the city.
Written August 24, 2018
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Guidatour_GhostMtl
Bonjour, Thank you for this nice review! Best, Guidatour's team
Written July 24, 2023
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