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Free Old Montreal Tours

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Address: 5369 St-Laurent Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec H2T 1S5, Canada
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Discover the classic areas of the old town by visiting its essential...

Discover the classic areas of the old town by visiting its essential historic sites. Enjoy passionate guides and lively stories, as we take you through 300 years of vibrant history. The stuff you won't find in a guide book. First time in Montreal? This tour's for you! Offered Monday to Thursday.

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This is a great idea, you get to learn all about the History of Old Montreal with out being coped up inside a museum. Our guide Darren was great, he managed to keep a large group... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Islay, United Kingdom

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Islay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great idea, you get to learn all about the History of Old Montreal with out being coped up inside a museum. Our guide Darren was great, he managed to keep a large group all entertained and he gave us loads of 'fun facts' we hadn't heard any where else! A definite must do if your visiting the... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great intro to places and history of Montreal! Christian was fun, extremely knowledgeable, and a great guide!!! Highly recommend this tour!!

Thank ilene c
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a perfect length tour to get orientated with the history and geography of old Montreal. Christian was knowledgeable and a very enthusiastic guide.

Thank Jess M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must say it was pretty cold for a walking tour but our guide adapted, kept things fun and moving! He was incredibly well prepared, shared a lot of interesting facts throughout the tour (not only historical), gave us tips and was overall super fun! I definitely recommend this for anyone, I´vee been in Montreal a while now and I´m... More 

1 Thank Montse R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great tour with tour guide Caroline, lot of information about the old city of Montréal and the old port. Only thing I would change is the time; 3.30pm is a bit late for a tour that lasts for 2,5 hours (at the end of your day), maybe better to start around 2 or 2.30pm.

1 Thank Tessa T
United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 27, 2017

Having done several of these free walking tours in Europe we decided to try out a free walking tour of Old Montreal. Having purchased a travel pass we did not want to do a HOHO tour and thought a wander around old Montreal would both be fun and informative. It was a warm day and the tour lasted about two... More 

3 Thank PrestonGuild
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed October 26, 2016

I only recently found out about the free tour concept from another great free tour I took in Monterey, CA. These types of tours are the best because the guide is usually a local, always extremely knowledgable and fun.

2 Thank johnjhannel
Wayne, New Jersey
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Reviewed September 26, 2016

This was a great tour. You do need to walk for 2.5 hours, but it is great. Worth the time - you pay nothing. It was a bit difficult to find the place they advertised, the information office across the street could not tell us where it is. But we finally found it.

3 Thank B K
Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed September 26, 2016

I love doing tours when I get to a new city. This Old Montreal tour did not disappoint! I usually go towards the free tours because I feel like they always have so much more energy. I don't know why but it's consistently the case from my experience. I took this tour with Vera on a wonderfully hot sunny fall... More 

9 Thank Julian D
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Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

The tour was excellent. Old and new areas nicely contrasted. Christian had good energy and good information. I recommend it highly.

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