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Beyond the Basilica Walking Tour in Montreal

  • Cover some of the historic highlights of Old Montreal
  • Get an introduction to Montreal’s Underground City
  • Cultural experience: visit one of the city's hippest neighborhoods
Beyond the Basilica Walking Tour in Montreal
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Walk through Old Montreal, Chinatown, and the Plateau on a guided walking tour that explores Montreal neighborhoods from historic to hip, with a group that’s limited to 10 people for a more personal experience. Seeing the city on foot is a great way to learn what’s fun to see, do, and taste in Montreal, and the walking tour includes a Chinatown snack and locally roasted coffee.
What to Expect
Meet a guide in Montreal’s historic center, and start the day by visiting Notre Dame Basilica, an ornate cathedral that blends religious and Quebecois art. Before leaving Old Montreal, see a few more of the area’s historic gems, then duck into the massive underground city on the way to Chinatown.

Pause for a quick tasting in Chinatown before you stroll into the former Red Light District, now a favorite for local culture, and continue to the bustling Saint Laurent Boulevard.

Visit a gallery of street art and see some of the outdoor highlights of Montréal’s Mural Festival, and finish the day with a cup of locally roasted coffee in a neighborhood café.
Reviews (39)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Super friendly relaxed tour

So my wife and I booked this tour well in advance of our trip. I guess we mixed up our dates and showed up on the wrong day. They were more than accommodating and fit us in anyways! One of the reasons we booked this...More

Thank Adrian L
DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Heya! Glad you guys could join. That route is such a laid back intro to the diverse hoods of Montreal. Make it back next summer for a bike tour. Thanks for the recommendation! Cheers

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent Tour!

Walking from the Basilica up to the district where the murals are and seeing everything in between, including quite off the beaten path things like a super funky vintage clothing store, was a great way to get an overview of this great city without getting...More

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DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Heya! Glad you enjoyed your time with Anne-Marie. The BTB route is a great intro to different neighbourhoods from classic to funky. Something we started running because this is what we showed friends who first arrived to Montreal to get them oriented. Come back for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great walking tour of Montreal

We absolutely loved the way in which Anne-Marie started in one part of town (Old Montreal) and gave us some history and architectural highlights and then took us all the way up St. Laurent to see the street art (murals). The whole tour was so...More

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DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there! Anne-Marie is probably THE proudest Montreal. So happy to hear the recommendations list came handy and you enjoyed seeing diverse hoods with us. We'd love to host you on a food tour next time. Thanks for sharing your feedback. Means a lot being...More

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Great afternoon tour

We really enjoyed our Sunday afternoon tour Beyond the Basilica with Thomas. He has an ease and warmth about him that shows when describing the city he loves. He's knowledgeable and showed us things we would have never seen on our own. Highly recommended. Thank...More

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DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Heya! Will send this to Thom. He's a truly proud local and we're so lucky to have him leading our less visited hoods through our tours. Thanks for sharing, hope you make it back and thanks fro recommending us. Merci!

Reviewed September 19, 2018
Enjoyable and informative

I am a Montrealer and took this tour with Tom to get a fresh perspective on my city. The walk's route goes well beyond the standard tour experience in Old Montreal and gives an interesting view of the history and development of Chinatown, the Entertainment...More

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Marianne M
July 9, 2018|
Response from campi4 | Reviewed this property |
You are walking/moving much of the time. Your stops are while receiving information/history of an area. Some of the areas are hilly. In our group was a person with some limitations and she had some trouble keeping up. I... More
Marianne M
July 9, 2018|
Response from Karen C | Reviewed this property |
There are a couple of short breaks and the terrain is fairly flat. The walking was also at a slow-ish pace. There were people of a variety of ages on the tour and everyone did great.