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Old Montreal Private Walking Tour provided by Guidatour Private Tours

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Old Montreal Private Walking Tour

Old Montreal Private Walking Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 3321P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees (optional visit)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 119 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal, QC H2Y 1L6, Canada The guide will meet you just outside the Banque de Montreal.
  • Bonsecours Market, 350 Rue Saint-Paul E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1H2, Canada
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 15 people per booking
  • Pricing is group pricing
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees (optional visit)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • 119 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal, QC H2Y 1L6, Canada The guide will meet you just outside the Banque de Montreal.
  • Bonsecours Market, 350 Rue Saint-Paul E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1H2, Canada
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Bonsecours Market, 350 Rue Saint-Paul E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1H2, Canada
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 15 people per booking
  • Pricing is group pricing
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 13, 2021
A note from Old Montreal Private Walking Tour
Wearing a mask is 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.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    119 Rue Saint-Jacques
    119 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal, QC H2Y 1L6, Canada
    The guide will meet you just outside the Banque de Montreal.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Notre-Dame Basilica
  • 1
    Old Montreal
    Stop: 2 hours
    Walk through of Old Montreal, where your guide leads you through a maze of narrow streets to find a multitude of historical buildings. Explore the birthplace of this city during this voyage back in time.
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    Pass by
    Place d'Armes
    Place Jacques-Cartier
    Les Cours Mont-Royal
    Sulpician Seminary
    Old Port of Montreal
  • You'll end at
    Bonsecours Market
    350 Rue Saint-Paul E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1H2, Canada
    See address & details
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5.0
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John B
6 contributions
Aug 2021
If you really want to see and understand the history and culture of Old Montreal then I strongly suggest this walking tour. My wife & I took this tour in August and loved it. Without a guide you miss too much of the social history that drove the original settlement of Montreal. Our guide (Frederic) was very well informed, he knew the history and culture behind all the monumental statues and buildings on our tour. He brought it all to life, he knew the historical issues and could explain it al in great detail. Highly recommended.
Written August 16, 2021
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Bonjour! Thank you so much for highly recommending our tours, we really appreciate it. We will share your kind words with your guide Frederic. We are glad to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your visit with him. Best regards, Guidatour's Team
Written August 16, 2021
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Shari N
1 contribution
Mathieu Demers provided an extremely entertaining, educational and individualized walking tour of Old Montreal (in English). We asked Mathieu many questions about the area ( both Montreal and Canada), dining locations ( for example, Au Pied de Cochon was a wonderful choice for poutine with four gras), politics, economy plus which he answered to his best. Very interesting and concise facts were provided, such as the piece of the Berlin Wall in the underground city. Old Montreal is a very colorful, fun city steeped in a lot of history. The tour was invaluable to one who visited Montreal for the first time.
Written June 14, 2022
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GuidatourGuidedTours
Hi Shari, Thanks for taking the time to provide such a detailed review! We certainly appreciate it. We will of course pass on your compliments to Mathieu. Au plaisir!
Written June 14, 2022
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ideaswelcome8
Atlanta, GA128 contributions
May 2022
Great 2 hour tour! It was the perfect way to start our first full day in Montreal. Really nice to have a private tour and the guide asked us if we had any specific interests and would tailor the tour accordingly. Really interesting to learn more about the history of Montreal and get a good feel for the Old Montreal neighborhood.
Written June 8, 2022
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GuidatourGuidedTours
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review! We're of course very happy to know you enjoyed the tour. :) Tailoring the tour to specific interests is of course the great advantage of private tours. Merci encore, et à la prochaine!
Written June 9, 2022
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Sophia Liang
1 contribution
Dec 2019
It was a wonderful and great tour that made my family has more understanding of Montreal Old town. The tour guider is very nice and professional.

We will try another tour if there is a chance to visit Montreal again.
Written January 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bonjour aliangl2020, We are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed the tour. Looking forward to offer you another tour in the future, Guidatour's Team
Written January 13, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

nscheuer
New York City, NY69 contributions
Oct 2019
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 hr Private Walking Tour with guideatour.
Our charming, informative and witty guide, Rene was absolutely marvelous. He picked us up exactly on time from our Sofitel Hotel on Sherbrooke St, very close to the Museum of Fine Arts. We happily got a bit of a tour of Downtown Montreal as well as Old Montreal.
We saw so many places both well known and others we would never have seen without Rene. These include the interior of Le Mount Stephen Hotel converted from one of the great c. 1900 mansion, going thru the Railway station seeing some lovely Art Deco murals, a wonderful food hall and elegant hotel, an amazing new development using an old alley, covered by a glass roof, which now houses special art works and shops. We of course were enchanted by Vieux Montreal with its charming old streets and squares. We of course saw the obvious Notre Dame Basilica , Places d'Armes, Place Royal etc. We thought such a personal and wonderfully guided 2.5 hour tour with a most delightful and knowledgeable guide a bargain for CAD $185 for our group. I cant recommend it highly enough.
Written October 25, 2019
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Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a detailed and positive review and for highly recommending us nscheuer! We sincerely appreciate it and we will gladly share your nice comments with René. Best regards, Guidatour's Team
Written October 28, 2019
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Richard J
3 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Excellent private tour by extremely knowledgeable and friendly guide with a history background. Caroline gave my wife and me a useful introduction to Montreal history and suggested several additional places we should go afterward. We were very happy with the experience and thought the extra money was worth it for the two person tour rather than trying to follow along with a large group.
Written October 3, 2019
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Bonjour Richard, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience. We are glad to hear that your private tour with Caroline was worth it! Guidatour's Team
Written October 10, 2019
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William M
Antwerp, Belgium36 contributions
Pierre promptly introduced himself 10 minutes early. For the next two hours he regaled with facts legends and lore about Montreal and the old town. We covered the key places and he added information about the town we as former residents did not know. A truly enjoyable time spend with a true gentleman
Written July 10, 2019
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Bonjour WilliamM484, Thank you, it is always nice to hear such great comments coming from former residents. We are glad that you enjoyed your morning stroll with Pierre, Guidatour's Team
Written July 11, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

From Maui
Kula, HI21 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Our wonderful guide, Pierre Tomszewski, transformed a very wintery mid-April day in Montreal into such an amazing experience! We were able to arrange for a vehicle which allowed us to explore a greater area as well as a number of walking portions. My wife and I cannot recommend the Guidatour company in general and Mr. Tomszewski in particular highly enough.
Written April 24, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bonjour! Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We are delighted to hear that you and your wife both had such an amazing experience on your private tour with Pierre. Thanks again for taking the time to recommend us, we really appreciate your positive feedback! Guidatour's Team
Written April 24, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MJfromNJ
Long Island, NY213 contributions
Nov 2021
My son and I toured with Catherine in November 2021. Given the covid situation, Montreal was pretty empty and we were the only people on the tour. It was great! Catherine was extremely knowledgable and accommodating to our interests. She even led us in and out of buildings, showing us interesting little tidbits of history that we never would have noticed ourselves. Our hotel was in the middle of Old Montreal, but she had us walking so much that we didn't know where we were -- and discovered at one point that we were only 2 blocks from our hotel. That's how much she packed into our 2 hours. At the end of the tour, she drew us a map of where she thought we should visit elsewhere in the city, including a lot of food recommendations which we happily followed thereafter. Thank you Catherine for a wonderful tour -- especially wonderful since our trip was cut short because of changes in covid rules. She squeezed in a lot that we wouldn't have done otherwise.
Written December 31, 2021
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GuidatourGuidedTours
Bonjour MJfromNJ! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience with your guide Catherine. We are happy to hear that Catherine's knowledge and recommendations led you and your son to discover things that you would not have noticed by yourself. Thank you again for your 5-star review!
Written January 10, 2022
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rkwhite
Cumberland, Maine, USA26 contributions
Oct 2019
Finally a moment to write a review of Pierre, who gave our group of four a private 3-hour walking tour of Old Montreal this past Fall. Pierre was awesome! A gifted storyteller, he was informative, humorous, organized -- showing us sights, places, and pass-throughs we would never have seen if not with a local guide. Although I have been to Old Montreal several times before, many of the aspects Pierre so engagingly pointed out about its history, art, architecture, and features were entirely new to me. This was one of many high points to our trip! I would recommend Pierre and Guidatour unhesitantly.
Written January 26, 2020
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Guidatour
Bonjour rkwhite, Thank you for all you kind words about the tour and Pierre. We sincerely appreciate it!
Written January 27, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Great first day activity
Fantastic tour with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide, Catherine, who was clearly delighted to share her love
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Lovely
Felicity did an amazing job telling fun facts about the buildings around us. I always love doing these tours as a w
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E & W in English
We did East and West English tours with Martin, and he’s great. Ha has a vast knowledge of Montreal and how it re
heyamit
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Excellent tour
Learned many interesting facts about Montreal's past. The buildings and landscape took a new meaning due to that. T
Derek B
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Great tours but only do one a day
We did both the east and west tours with just an hour lunch break between. The tours as individuals tours were very
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Vieux Montreal history lesson
Knowledgeable guide, provided good history of Vieux Montreal. The group size was also good, 12 people, so small eno
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Entertaining!
Very informative and entertaining! Our guide was very energetic and welcoming. Main attractions and points of inter
osteoman
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Great way to start our trip to Montreal
Learning the history of Montreal and seeing the sites on the tour really made our vacation experience so much bette
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Viator took our money
we booked 6/6 /2022 for the historic walking tour and could not get into Canada from Vermont on 6/7 when we had sc
TripMember30052022
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Great way to learn about Montreal
A great way to get a background of Montreal’s history. Our guide, Catherine, was very knowledgeable, fun to listen
Aleksandr B
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Great tour
It was a very interesting tour and our guide Thomas was magnificent. He has a great sense of humor and great narrat
Jchm
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Excellent tour!
We really enjoyed this 2-part tour with Caroline. She was really knowledgeable about the history of Montreal, combi
vaishnavig2014
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Very informative! Be ready for the walk!
We had Jo Anne and it was a very enjoyable tour. We opted for both the morning and afternoon tour but she was nice
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Definitely worth doing!
I would highly recommend this tour! I have walked around old Montreal before but now that I, along with my 14, and
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Pleasant and informative
The guide was very pleasant and informative. She covered the political intertwined with the economics well.
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