• City tour; afternoon in Montreal

    City tour; afternoon in Montreal

    Have a fulfilling tour of Montreal that fits your schedule ! In this afternoon tour you get to see Westmount, visit St. Joseph’s Oratory and Mont Royal park. You will also visit Le Plateau Mont Royal, one of the most attractive neighborhoods in the city. We shall also visit Downtown, Old Montreal and the Old…


  • Montreal Shore Excursion: Pre- or Post-Cruise Guided Sightseeing Tour of Montreal

    Montreal Shore Excursion: Pre- or Post-Cruise Guided Sightseeing Tour of Montreal

    Make the most of your time in Montreal with this shore excursion before or after your cruise. Aboard a deluxe coach offering live commentary by a friendly guide, you’ll see several top Montreal attractions and more than 200 points of interest such as Old Montreal, Montreal Harbor, Notre-Dame Basilica, Chinatown and Mt Royal Park. Hotel…


  • Private 8-hour Tour to Ottawa from Montreal – Hotel pick up and drop off

    Private 8-hour Tour to Ottawa from Montreal – Hotel pick up and drop off

    Make the best of your time in Montreal and visit Ottawa, the capital of Canada, on a full day excursion with us. Explore the city most emblematic sites of Ottawa with a local expert. Your private driver will pick you up at your desired time in Montreal and drive you to Ottawa. Once there, alongside…


  • Gaspe 3–DAY Trip

    Gaspe 3–DAY Trip

    * Three full days to explore the Gaspe* Take a cruise to arrive at Bonaventure Island* Observe more than 293 bird species on Bonaventure Island* Discover Rocher Percé: the major attraction in the Gaspésie* Expert tour guide shares historical & natural commentaryIMPORTANT:Starting from September 1st 2021, all travellers of 12 years old and more are…


  • A Bit of Everything in Montreal: Mountain to River – PRIVATE Walking Tour

    A Bit of Everything in Montreal: Mountain to River – PRIVATE Walking Tour

    3-hour Private Walking Tour from Mont-Royal Look-out, through Downtown & Underground, to Old-Montreal.Explore Montreal from the Mont-Royal Park to the Old-Montreal, with a sample of downtown & underground included! While walking by contrasty areas & interesting buildings, I will show you some amazing details and tell you stories that you would have never known had…


  • The Old Port Art Walk

    The Old Port Art Walk

    Located on the Saint Lawrence River, the history of the old port stretches back to the early 17th century and now has become home to several important Montreal art institutions. Wander the cobblestone streets of the old port with an art insider, and visit a selection of internationally-known foundations, visual art centres, and better-known galleries.…


  • Full-Day City Tour Montreal with Pickup and Local Specialties Tasting

    Full-Day City Tour Montreal with Pickup and Local Specialties Tasting

    A comprehensive tour of Montreal to see all key attractions in one day. Enjoy local food specialties tasting.Start with a drive to upscale neighborhoods of Westmount and then visit the famous St. Joseph’s Oratory. Visit Mount Royal and enjoy scenic views. Next, see what is still consider as more French neighborhoods of the city and…


  • Young Family Private Guided Bike Tour in Montreal

    Young Family Private Guided Bike Tour in Montreal

    Your family will discover marvellous architecture, historical sites and natural sites along the St. Lawrence RIver and Canal de Lachine.Accompanied by our certified guide, you and your young ones will enjoy a totally safe and unique tour on paths exclusively made for biking. Ice cream stop included !Places and Locations visited:Old Port, Old Montreal, Lachine…


  • Full-Day Quebec City and Cruise Tour

    Full-Day Quebec City and Cruise Tour

    Start the day by discovering the Montmorency Falls where you can admire the largest waterfall in Quebec. Then, explore the city of Old Quebec’s historic sights & landmarks. Enjoy a tour to see the iconic Chateau Frontenac, the charming Place Royale, the Petit Champlain, and much more. A professional tour guide would ensure you won’t…


  • Montreal Walking Tour: Hidden Gems

    Montreal Walking Tour: Hidden Gems

    Your local host will lead you off the tourist trail down a secret network of cobblestoned streets to parts of Montreal your guidebook doesn’t even know about. Learn about the European roots of the city, and discover the unique Québécois food and peculiar shops loved by locals in Plateau and Mile End. Explore Jean-Talon market,…


  • Charlevoix, Grand Canyo and Whale Watching 2 Days Tour

    Charlevoix, Grand Canyo and Whale Watching 2 Days Tour

    * Take a 3 hours cruise to watch the whales* Chance to see the blue whales that weight between 8-130 tons* Enjoy the magnificent views on the Isle-aux-Coudres* Visit Canyon Sainte-Anne: the most beautiful attractions* Experience the different culture in Quebec Aboriginal villageIMPORTANT:Starting from September 1st 2021, all travellers of 12 years old and more…


  • Highlights of Montreal a Guided City Tour by Scooter

    Highlights of Montreal a Guided City Tour by Scooter

    This guided tour enables guests to see many of the highlights of Montreal in a relatively short amount of time, made possible only by scooter. It would be impossible to see as much by car, foot, bicycle, or public transport in the same amount of time. In addition, just riding a scooter through the historical…


  • Ottawa Self-guided Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

    Ottawa Self-guided Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

    Are you looking for things to do in Ottawa? A walk along the Rideau River is an opportunity to learn about the importance of the city and discover some of its attractions. You will have to solve challenges at each step to discover your next destination.Walk from Rideau Falls Park to Green Island to Rideau…


  • Beyond the Bike Lanes Bike Tour

    Beyond the Bike Lanes Bike Tour

    Pedal through Montreal’s different neighbourhoods in a small group through the eyes of a local. Your guide show you street art, the waterfront, our many parks and back green alleyways, the Gay Village and hidden gems. Picnic lunch and craft beer are included as well as a deep understanding of our culture and history. The…


  • Beyond the Basilica a Walking Tour in Montreal

    Beyond the Basilica a Walking Tour in Montreal

    This walking tour from historic Old Montréal up to the funky borough of the Plateau Mont-Royal could almost be a Montréal 101 class. Learn about the city’s foundation, see architectural gems, your local guide’s favourite institutions in the entertainment district, see a bunch of street art, and pop in for two snacks and drink along…


  • Private Arrival Transfer from Montreal YUL Airport to Downtown or Nun’s Island

    Private Arrival Transfer from Montreal YUL Airport to Downtown or Nun’s Island

    Don’t go through all the hassle of waiting in a long taxi or shuttle queues and use our private, door to door airport transfer from Montreal Airport. A professional driver will meet you in the arrivals hall holding a plate with the name provided during the booking process and will take you directly to your…


  • Guided Scooter Sightseeing Tour in Montreal

    Guided Scooter Sightseeing Tour in Montreal

    Embark on a tour of Montreal on a morning, afternoon or evening tour into some of the cities most interesting neighborhoods. The best way to do this? Take a ride on an e-scooter — 100% electric. What will you get? Exceptional amusement opportunities, genuinely cool guides and a city that loves to live and laugh. Two wheels, a…


  • Old Montreal Private Walking Tour

    Old Montreal Private Walking Tour

    Find out more about all the eras that shaped Montreal with a private 2-hour walking tour. With your local guide, learn the city’s history, from the foundation of Fort Ville-Marie in 1642 to today.  Visit important public squares, such as Place d’Armes, Place Royale, and Place Jacques-Cartier; pass by the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, City Hall, and…


  • Winter Ghost Stories: A Québécois Tradition (Virtual Tour from Montreal)

    Winter Ghost Stories: A Québécois Tradition (Virtual Tour from Montreal)

    Prepare a glass of mulled wine or brandy, fire up your computer, and go back in time to celebrate a Victorian era Québécois tradition of telling local ghost stories around the hearth.Guests will be regaled with winter ghost stories from Montreal’s past.


  • 3 hour In-depth tour of Montréal in Convertible Cadillac incl. Mountain summit

    3 hour In-depth tour of Montréal in Convertible Cadillac incl. Mountain summit

    A personal and relaxed tour of the city in one of our iconic vintage convertible Cadillacs, with a local tour guide. We will fill you in on all the rich history and character that makes Montreal Canada’s cultural capital. Our friendly guides know what’s going on in the city and will let you know the…


  • Electric-Bike PRIVATE tour – Fantastic views by the waterside

    Electric-Bike PRIVATE tour – Fantastic views by the waterside

    3-Hour Private E-Bike Tour: Explore Downtown, Old-Mtl & Old-Port, Expo 67 Islands, Lachine Canal, Village & Latin QuarterHead south through Downtown Area, the Entertainment District which welcomes in summer our famous outdoor festivals up to the Old-Montreal. Bike along the Lachine Canal and the St. Lawrence River and discover the Expo 67 Islands. A journey…


  • Toronto, Niagara Falls & Thousand Islands 3–DAY Trip

    Toronto, Niagara Falls & Thousand Islands 3–DAY Trip

    * Three full days to discover Toronto and Niagara Falls* Scenic St Lawrence River Cruise among the 1000 Islands* Hornblower Cruise, unforgettable experience of Niagara Falls* Niagara-on-the-Lake, the charming of wine country* Urban landmarks in Toronto,Canada’s largest and cosmopolitanIMPORTANT:Starting from September 1st 2021, all travellers of 12 years old and more are required to be…


  • Secret Food Tours Montreal w/ Private Tour Option

    Secret Food Tours Montreal w/ Private Tour Option

    On our Secret Food Tour: Montreal Private Tour, you will eat your way through the trendy Mile End area. Our tour is strategically placed right in the heart of many cultures so you’ll taste the best that the city has to offer.Everything is made from fresh local ingredients including, Montreal-style bagels, poutine, Alsatian tarts, Italian…


  • Quebec City to Montreal VIP Day Trip by Train

    Quebec City to Montreal VIP Day Trip by Train

    * Experience Greater Montreal * Place Ville Marie & the famous underground shopping center* Mount Royal & St-Joseph Oratory* Old Montreal & Old Port * 8 Stops at the most historical & beautiful places.


  • Montreal Bike Tour: The Essentials

    Montreal Bike Tour: The Essentials

    Our guided small-group rides offer a fun and safe activity—the perfect way to experience physically-distanced social bonding!This must-do experience celebrates bike-friendly Montreal, and is a fun, accessible way to take in key landmarks and enjoy urban nature. You’ll be rewarded with photogenic scenes and sights, and gain perspective into Montreal’s unique vibe, culture, & history.We’ll…


Exploring Old Montreal is the best way to experience the city’s history, culture, and architecture. Myriad group and private tours are designed to introduce visitors to a combination of all three on foot, by bike, by scooter, or even from the air. Choose a night tour if you prefer an after-dark atmosphere, or a food tour to dive into the local food-truck and craft-beer scenes.

Things to know before you go

  • Walking tours are a great way to experience Old Montreal, as the best way to get around this part of the city is on foot.
  • Old Montreal is known for its quaint sidewalk eateries and café culture, so it’s a great place to stop for a drink or a bite.
  • Be sure to wear appropriate footwear for the cobblestone streets.
  • Private tours often also visit nearby Mont Royal.

How to get there

Old Montreal is bound by Rue Bern to the west, Rue Saint-Antoine to the north, Rue McGill in the east, and Old Port and the St. Lawrence River to the south. The area is easily accessible from Downtown via the Underground City, and can be reached by several bus routes and metro stations (Square-Victoria, Place-d’Armes, and Champ-de-Mars on the orange line).

When to get there

Summer typically brings the best weather, the biggest festivals, and the most tourists to Montreal. But the city is charming in winter as well, and Old Montreal becomes even more scenic and romantic after fresh snowfall.

Highlights of Old Montreal

The historic area’s pulsating center is Place Jacques-Cartier. From here, its center promenade slopes down from Rue Notre-Dame to the Old Port, lined with 18th-century stone buildings. At the base of the plaza are horse-drawn carriages, outdoor cafés, art galleries, and street performers. Nearby, you’ll find the Bonsecours Market, the oldest and largest public market in the city, and the stone Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel. West of Place Jacques-Cartier is the beautiful Place d’Armes, dominated by the Notre-Dame Basilica. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of Archaeology and History are also worth visiting.