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Gray Line

Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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Address: 1255 rue Peel, Montreal, Quebec H3B 2T9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 514-398-9769

MTL's double-decker bus tours. From the top take in MTL's sights and sounds...

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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We always do hop on hop off tours when we get to a new city. This one hits some good spots, but the guides kept telling us different information, which was frustrating. You get... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm cutting and pasting the majority of the email I sent to Gray Line Montreal on July 13. I had to re-forward it to the them on July 16 since they did not reply. I then got an email saying it was going to be sent to upper management and 7 days later, nothing. We've taken Hop On Hop Off... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We always do hop on hop off tours when we get to a new city. This one hits some good spots, but the guides kept telling us different information, which was frustrating. You get two days for your pass, but we only used one day. At one point, I asked the driver what stop we should use for the Atwater... More 

Thank Natisha702
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend the Gray Line tours in Montreal operating the popular "hop on / hop off" tours. The tour guides are extremely knowledgeable and the speak fluent French and English. Very engaging and informative on the local area and points of interest. I really enjoyed my tour today. I also posted a picture of our tour guide she was... More 

2 Thank Tom C
Greensboro, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It has very good frequency. I took combo for 2 days and 1 night tour. Day tours are really good and convenient from key locations. Night one was not so great as it was running late that night and missed couple good spots which we covered in day time but also included some new spot. Also missed firework that night... More 

Thank prash982
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were disappointed that the coach did not stop or even go through Saint-Sauveur as was advertised. The boat cruise of Lac Des Sables was highly disappointing- a coach full of people were crammed onto a tiny boat. We were stuck in the centre of the boat (chairs arranged in rows across the width of the boat) and we were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The map for Montreal's hop on hop off bus is terrible. It is confusing and very poor quality. Plus pick up locations were not well marked. Nothing like Quebec City.

Thank Karen G
Newbridge, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour bus is shared by other companies so it can be very packed. The buses only leave every hour so you have to keep the timetable in mind when you are getting off to see attractions which can mean a rushed visit to museums. I understand the tour guide must explain the sites in French and English but that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently took the Grayline day trip from Montreal to Quebec. If you don't have much time, this is a great way to go. We left at around 730 from my hotel, and had Richard as our driver. He was knowledgable, friendly and entertaining. About 20kms from Quebec, our bus overheated and we had to limp along stopping and starting for... More 

Thank Natalie M
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There were some positive aspects of the motor coach tour; it was an efficient way to see key areas of the city. However, we found the tour guide rather annoying; he seemed more interested in making jokes than in truly informing us about the area. We were also about an hour late returning, mainly because he took extra stops so... More 

Thank Pam A
Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have taken these tours in many cities. The one in Montreal was interesting, but not the best i have been on. Basically a quick overview of downtown. My biggest complaint was the guide spoke french and english but by the time he got to the english we were a block past what he was describing. The tour is however... More 

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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.