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“Good tour of Montreal” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gray Line

Gray Line
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Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip from Montreal
Ranked #32 of 71 Tours in Montreal
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Owner description: 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!
Birmingham, Alabama
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“Good tour of Montreal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

We just did the 3 hour Montreal guided bus tour. Would recommend this before going out solo.
This gave us a good overview of the sites to see.
Guide was fluent in both English and French and was very friendly

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great Way To See Two Cities With Limited Time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

We did two of their tours. (1) The Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Tour and (2) The Montreal City Guided Sightseeing Tour.

(1)Quebec City and Montmorency Falls
We were picked up from the hotel and taken to their office on Peel street and shown to the reception desk. For twenty minutes the receptionist then frantically tried to trace our tour on the computer and by making phone calls and she kept telling us and other passengers that there was no record of this tour for that day. Then after making another call she informed us we had been shown to the wrong desk! At the correct desk everything was quickly resolved but it beggars believe why she did not check this in the first place.

As English was the first language or understood but everyone on the coach the French speaking driver gave his commentary in English. Unfortunately, he was not fluent in the language and it was difficult to understand the things he pointed out and the announcements he made. It would have been better to have had the announcements about stops and departures pre-record in English and French.

Once we reached Quebec we were met by Katya, a brilliant Tour guide who took us on a great walking tour of the old city. Katya was fluent in several languages and gave us a very interesting and entreating tour.
For lunch we were given the option of eating at Spag & tina which was all geared up to deal with our party and get us served in time for the optional boat cruise. The lunch was good quality at a reasonable cost and very well organised to ensure you did not have to rush to catch the cruise.

The cruise was a bit of a disappointment. There was not a lot extra to see only what you had already seen at a different angles and the view of the Montmorency fall was not great, too far away and a bit of a let down. However, after the walking tour and lunch it was a nice way to relax before spending the spending the final couple of hours of free time to roam the city. Overall this is very good and organised tour and if like us, your time your time in Canada is limited this is a good way to see Quebec.

(2) Montreal City Guided Sightseeing Tour
Again we were picked up at the hotel and taken to their Peel street office and no problems this time. The tour went to all the major places of interest. The stops were brief but just about enough time and were nicely spaced. The tour guide was fluent in English and French and was very entertaining with his information, facts and stories about the city. A very good tour and a great way to get orientated with the city.

Visited September 2012
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Rhode Island
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“Good way to get to know the city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

It has been 40 years since I was back in Montreal and, when in a new city, we will normally take a tour (we like the Trolly Tours, if available).

We took the Gray Line 6-hour tour I would recommend this on rather than the shorter (and cheaper) 3-hour tour. Germane (the tour guide) was knowledgeable and our tour was all in English. I understand that the shorter tour is not this way. There were only 10 people in our tour. Both tours start at the same place and I could see that the other tour was full.

The tour included the Olympic area, the gardens and a good part of the city. It served as a basis for what we did later in the city.

I am only recommending the 6-hour tour. I would not take the shorter one.

Visited October 2012
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Afton, Virginia
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“What Did He Say/Where Is That?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

We had one full day in Montreal so we decided to take a Gray Line Tour because this usually is a great way to get to see a city! The tour was a 3-hour bi-lingual bus tour. There were two buses for this tour and because it was bi-lingual it very confusing to keep up with what the tour guide was talking about at certain times. Had Gray Line just taken the time to separate the people who spoke only English and the people who only spoke French, the tour could have been great! We did see Old Montreal, Olympic Stadium, Mount Royal, Etc. but because of the language you didn't get little "tidbits" of life in Montreal...couldn't ask questions...it was ALL business and expensive!

Visited September 2012
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Manila, Philippines
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“Crisp but comprehensive Montreal in 3 hrs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

joining the sightseeing tours offered by the hotel I experienced a crisp and comprehensive of Montreal and its historical characteristics. Our tour guide presented one of the worlds largest French speaking city with more museums, restaurants and shops that you can count. Your stops will include stops at the selected captivating attractions including old Montreal, Olympic stadium, Mount Royal lookout and st. Joseph's oratory. Throughout the tour you will chance upon the Montreal harbor, bonsecours market building, place Jacques Cartier, city hall, place villa Marie, place des arts, McGill university, Chinatown and the universite' de Montreal where you can plan to return for a more extensive exploration. It's a very short 3 hrs overview of Montreal for CAN 45 dollars.

Visited September 2012
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