Welcome to Montreal’s Old Town: Private 2-hour Walking Tour

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Description

Explore the charming Old Town of Montreal with an expert private guide, and learn about its nearly 400 years of history as you tour its cobbled streets, iconic landmarks such as Notre Dame Basilica, and of course the scenic Old Port. With a history stretching back almost 400 years, the Old Town of Montréal is a treasure trove of historic architecture, public buildings, churches, markets, and of course stunning views from the Old Port along the Saint Lawrence River. It was a thriving fur trading port from the early 17th century and grew in stature, prosperity, and religious and cultural influence. A sea-faring trading city, you'll be able to enjoy views from the Old Port as well as the very modern, vibrant atmosphere prevalent today!

Itinerary

Duration: 2 hours

  • Walk through the International District to the cobbled Saint Paul Street - a vibrant street lined with 19th-century buildings that are now cafes, bars, and boutiques.

    Duration: 15 mins

  • Stop outside the Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History - founded in 1992 to mark the birthplace and 350th birthday of Montreal.

    Duration: 15 mins

    Admission fee is NOT included.

  • Admire the Old Saint-Sulpice Seminary the oldest building in Montreal, built between 1684 and 1687; it is a beautiful U-shaped building and houses the oldest private garden in North America, its neo-classical façade of rough-cut limestone with gate and Ionic columns dates to 1740, and its clock dates to 1701 - possibly the oldest in America.

    Duration: 15 mins

  • Appreciate the majestic Notre Dame Basilica of Montreal from the outside, famous for its spectacular Gothic Revival architecture, it is a testament to the city's cultural and religious history.

    Duration: 15 mins

    Admission fee is NOT included.

  • Wander around Place d'Armes and see the Monument to Paul de Chomedey, the founder of Montreal. Walk through Old Montreal Streets stopping by the Old Montreal Courthouse, Place Jacques-Cartier, and Montreal City Hall.

    Duration: 30 mins

  • Pass by the Château Ramezay - a museum dedicated to the history of Montreal and once the home of the Governor.

    Duration: 15 mins

    Admission fee is NOT included.

  • Walk to the Old Port of Montreal - a 2km stretch along the Saint Lawrence River it has been used as a trading post since the 1600s and is today full of family attractions from a Ferris wheel to arcades, cinemas, restaurants, and shopping malls.

    Duration: 15 mins

Inclusions

  • A friendly, professional English Speaking tour guide for your own private group
  • Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places

Exclusions

  • Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Tickets to attractions
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Book Now
FREE cancellation

Description

Explore the charming Old Town of Montreal with an expert private guide, and learn about its nearly 400 years of history as you tour its cobbled streets, iconic landmarks such as Notre Dame Basilica, and of course the scenic Old Port. With a history stretching back almost 400 years, the Old Town of Montréal is a treasure trove of historic architecture, public buildings, churches, markets, and of course stunning views from the Old Port along the Saint Lawrence River. It was a thriving fur trading port from the early 17th century and grew in stature, prosperity, and religious and cultural influence. A sea-faring trading city, you'll be able to enjoy views from the Old Port as well as the very modern, vibrant atmosphere prevalent today!

Duration

2 hours

Additional Info

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

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