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History Walking Tour of Old Montreal provided by Guidatour Private Tours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 06/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Wearing a mask will not be mandatory, but strongly recommended for all visitors. Our guides who are sick, showing COVID-19 related symptoms, awaiting a diagnosis, have been in contact with a probable/confirmed case in the last 14 days or have recently travelled abroad will not be allowed to work.
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Updated 06/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Get an insider’s take on Old Montreal during this guided walking tour, which lets you leave the navigating to someone else. Choose a shorter walk of either the east or west sides or a longer walk that covers both. Through your guide’s commentary, come to understand the history, culture, and architecture of the city. Highlights include the Notre-Dame Basilica, Champ de Mars, City Hall, Bonsecours Market, and Place Jacques-Cartier.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Notre-Dame Street West & Place d'Armes
    Rue Notre-Dame Ouest & Place d'Armes, Montréal, QC H2Y 4A4, Canada
    Southwest corner of Place d'Armes
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    Old Montreal
    Stop: 2 hours
    Your tour will be spent exploring the sights and attractions of Old Montreal
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    Pass by
    Notre-Dame Basilica
    Place d'Armes
    Place Jacques-Cartier
    City Hall
    Rue St-Paul
    Bonsecours Market (Marche Bonsecours)
    Champ-de-Mars
  • You'll end at
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Highlights
  • Choose between east, west, or full Old Montreal walking tour
  • Leave the directions and logistics to your guide while you focus on the sights
  • Pass by highlights such as Notre-Dame Basilica, one of Old Montreal's must-see sights
  • In-depth commentary from your guide about Montreal's history
What to Expect
When booking, choose between the east-side (mid-morning departure) or west-side (early afternoon departure) tour. Alternatively, you can book both, which gives you a break for an independent lunch. Meet at the Place d'Armes, where your guide will give you an orientation before your tour starts. Learn about Quebec’s rich religious heritage, and admire the building’s impressive stained-glass windows. From there, set out on foot through the streets of Old Montreal, leaving navigation to your guide. Listen to commentary on the city’s history, architecture, art, and culture as you visit highlights such as Sulpician Seminary, the Champ de Mars, City Hall, St.-Jacques Street, Place Jacques-Cartier, and  Place Royale. End up at the domed public market, Bonsecours Market, which is more than 100 years old. From there, you can explore further on your own with your guide’s suggestions.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Notre-Dame Street West & Place d'Armes, Rue Notre-Dame Ouest & Place d'Armes, Montréal, QC H2Y 4A4, Canada
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Bonsecours Market Street, Bonsecours Market St, Montreal, QC H2Y, Canada Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History, 350 Place Royale, Montréal, QC H2Y 3Y5, Canada
Inclusions
  • Certified guide services
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ida G wrote a review Sep 2020
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions2 helpful votes
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Our guide was Pierre and he was amazing! We came with coffee cups and throughout the tour he gave us suggestions for very interesting coffee shops that we explored later during our visit. A lot of interesting history bits interlinked with tips about places to visit, tips for
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from GuidatourGuidedTours, Public Relations Manager at History Walking Tour of Old Montreal
Responded 4 weeks ago
Bonjour! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Pierre as well as his tips and suggestions. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience!
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Marie B wrote a review Sep 2020
Northolt3 contributions
Very informative. Excellent guide. Would recommend to any new visitors coming to Montreal. Great weather for walking also.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from GuidatourGuidedTours, Public Relations Manager at History Walking Tour of Old Montreal
Responded Sep 8, 2020
Bonjour Marie, Thank you for highly recommending us! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and your guide. Best regards!
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mmksmu wrote a review Jun 2020
Plano, Texas31 contributions13 helpful votes
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This was the most fascinating and memorable experience in Montreal. I came up for a weekend and did both old east and west Montreal tours. Thomas was so engaging and knows his history like the back of his hand. He pulled you in with vivid details of such rich history and
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Guidatour, Public Relations Manager at History Walking Tour of Old Montreal
Responded Jun 16, 2020
Bonjour mmksmu, It is such a joy to read your 5-star review, thank you so much for taking the time to share your memorable experience with Thomas. We are sincerely happy that you enjoyed both group walking tours! Best regards, Guidatour's Team
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Tricia G wrote a review Mar 2020
Winnipeg, Canada8 contributions
My daughter and I did a walking tour of the West side of Old Montreal, it was Excellent! The guide was funny, passionate and informative! Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Guidatour, Public Relations Manager at History Walking Tour of Old Montreal
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Thank you so much for the positive comments! We are glad that you and your daughter enjoyed the tour!
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Departure772406 wrote a review Feb 2020
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I did both the East and West end tour of Old Montreal, and my guide, Martin, was very knowledgable and personable. During the West end tour, I was actually the only person who had signed up, so Martin ended up giving me a one-on-one tour of the city! Along the way, we had a
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Guidatour, Public Relations Manager at History Walking Tour of Old Montreal
Responded Feb 27, 2020
Thank you for your 5-star review! We will share your kind words with Martin. Looking forward to welcome you again when it will be warmer in our beautiful city! Best, Guidatour's Team
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Frederic was very pleasant and filled with information about history, architecture, notable citizens and even shopp
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Memorable tour of Old Montreal!
Finally a moment to write a review of Pierre, who gave our group of four a private 3-hour walking tour of Old Montr
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Old Montreal Private Walking Tour
It was a wonderful and great tour that made my family has more understanding of Montreal Old town. The tour guider
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Fun and interesting
We loved our walking tour of Old Montreal...we saw things we would have never come upon, noticed, or visited...and
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Private tour of Old Montreal.
Thomas was very informative and fun. He has a great sense of humor. Good knowledge of architecture and history. We
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Christmas Walking Tour in Old Montreal
My friends and I did this walk in the evening on December 7th and we had a great time! We were in and out of severa
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Private Walking Tour of Old Montreal
Wonderful tour with Elise. She was charming and knowledgeable and gave us a great tour. She tailored it just to u
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A great introduction to Old Montreal
We took this tour, both the east & west, on our first full day in Montreal and it really helped us get oriented. O
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Old Montreal Walking Tour
Enjoyed the tour by a Montreal native. Good experience for our family as first time visitors to Montreal.
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5 Stars in Everyway
We were a group of 8 friends looking to see as much as possible of the best of Old Montreal. We opted to take a 2.5
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Old Montreal 1.5 hour walking tour EAST Side
Lesley delivered a great tour of Old Montreal. We started at Notre Dame which was elegant and walked our way down t
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Old Montreal Private Walking Tour
Thomas did an excellent job. Open and honest about Montreal. Very proud of the low crime rate and diverse culture
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Private walking tour
Excellent private tour by extremely knowledgeable and friendly guide with a history background. Caroline gave my wi
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Tour of Old Montreal
OUr tour guide Camille, made this tour the highlight of our stay in Montreal. She was very knowledgeable of the who
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Informative Guided Tour of Old Montreal
The amazing Isabelle G was our guide for walking tours of east and west Old Montreal. Each is sold as a separate 1
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