City Guide



Montreal Guided Tours

The city of Montreal is peaceful and beautiful and provides plenty of sightseeing opportunities for those on holiday here, but where does one begin? From Olympic Park to St Joseph's Oratory, there is a range of tours for all kinds of travellers to enjoy while on holiday in Montreal. Jump on a hop-on hop-off tour bus, pedal your way through this bicycle-friendly city, marvel at the architecture while walking the historic streets, or enjoy a dinner on board a dinner cruise tour. There is so much to see and do in Montreal and visitors won't be disappointed.

Here is a selection of hand-picked tours and excursions, bookable through tour partner Viator:

Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip from Montreal

Leave Montreal for the day and visit Quebec City, the historic heart of French Canada. You'll take a full day sightseeing tour through Quebec with a local licensed guide and enjoy a photo stop at magnificent Montmorency Falls - higher than Niagara Falls!This full-day, 12-hour tour will take you back more than 350 years as you visit the former French colonial city of Quebec. You will be charmed by the old-world atmosphere of Quebec City with its narrow streets, steep hills and numerous historical treasures on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. Before you return to Montreal, you will have free time to browse Quebec's Old City.Highlights in Quebec City include: Place Royale, birthplace of French civilization in North America Shop and eat in the oldest quarter in North America, the Petit Champlain district Escalier Casse-Cou, which translates as "break neck staircase" but, while impressive, it isn't nearly as dangerous as its name implies Funicular ride on the elevator linking Upper and Lower Old Quebec, with magnificent views of the river and surroundings Citadel, the largest fortifications in North America Plains of Abraham, where the famous battle between the French and English armies took place in 1759 Parliament Building, Quebec's most important national historic site Click here to find out more about this deal!

Montreal City Guided Sightseeing Tour

Embark on a complete tour of Montreal while taking in over 200 points of interest. You'll travel on a converted tram which offers guaranteed seating and full commentary. Discover Montreal Harbor which expands 1000 miles (1600km) inland from the sea, the oriental mall of Chinatown and much more!Highlights include photo-stops at: Old Montreal - Located between the River and downtown, this historical part of the City and its Old Port will put you into close contact with the past life of major metropolis of North America. Old Montreal has always been the center of the city and has preserved testimonies of all bygone eras. (panoramic view of the old port) Notre-Dame Basilica - A masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture. The magnificent interior d├ęcor captivates hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Olympia Park - Built for the 1976 Summer Olympics Games. Mount Royal Park - The scenic lookout offers a striking view of the downtown area and the river. St. Joseph's Oratory - Atop of Mount-Royal, it is one of the world's most visited shrines. The basilica's huge dome reaches 320 feet (97 meters) and is second in height only to Saint-Peter's basilica in Rome. Special Offer - Save over 40% off the recommended retail price when traveling through December 31, 2009 - BOOK NOW! Click here to find out more about this deal!

Montreal City and Greater Montreal Sightseeing Tour

Take a comprehensive six-hour tour of Montreal and its metropolis. You'll pass 200 points of interest on your sightseeing tour and see Montreal's major sites. Included are stops at the Olympic Tower, Biodome, botanical gardens and insectarium.Highlights on your guided tour of Greater Montreal include: Taking a ride on a cable car up to the Olympic Tower's observatory for spectacular views of Montreal Discovering how four ecosystems from the Americas (Laurentian forest, tropical rainforest, the St. Lawrence marine ecosystem and Polar World) have been realistically reproduced at the Biodome Visiting Montreal's world-famous botanical gardens which boasts more than 21,000 species and varieties of plants from all over the globe Seeing insects from every corner of the planet at the one of a kind insectarium Note: This tour is seasonal and only operates from May through to October. Click here to find out more about this deal!

Laurentian Mountains Day Trip From Montreal

Take a full day trip to the magnificent countryside surrounding Montreal and visit the mountains, lakes and forests of the Laurentians. You'll visit quaint French villages with free time included to explore and cruise the lovely Lac des Sables in Ste Agathe des Monts.You'll be seduced by the Laurentians' breathtaking panoramas, speckled with mountainside cottages and lakeside villages. You'll see numerous French villages on your journey, including Val-Morin, Val-David, Piedmont and Saint-Sauveur Village, a resort municipality nestled in the mountains. You'll be charmed by Saint-Sauveur's lively main street and distinctive shops, boutiques, cafes, restaurants and attractions.Your 50-minute cruise on Lac des Sables takes you along a shoreline dotted with famous homes dating back to 1890. Enjoy splendid views of the lake's islands.The Laurentians embrace a variety of landscapes with valleys, mountains, forests and lakes. Take the opportunity to get out into Canada's great outdoors and discover this beautiful countryside. Click here to find out more about this deal!

Montreal City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Create your own itinerary and set your own timetable with a one -day ticket on the Montreal City Hop-on Hop-off Tour. Get on and off as you please at any of the 10 stops, which include major attractions such as Notre Dame Basillica, Chinatown and Mount Royal Park.Travel on a double-decker bus as you tour Montreal at your own pace. This is the best way to experience a city you are not familiar with or only have a few days to spare. Your one-day ticket allows you to enjoy the full two-hour tour, or hop on and off at your leisure at various stops throughout Montreal including: Notre Dame Basilica Chinatown Old Port Montreal Science Center Casino St. Catherine Street St. Josephs Oratory Mount Royal Park Crescent Street Dorchester Square This tour is seasonal and operates from May through to October. Click here to find out more about this deal!

Ottawa Day Trip from Montreal

Familiarize yourself with Ottawa, Canada's capital city, on a whole day trip from Montreal. You'll travel by motorcoach and see major city highlights including the Parliament Building, Rideau Canal, Rockcliffe Lookout and Farmer's Byward Market.View the residences of the Prime Minister of Canada. Stroll through the grounds of the Governor General where you may see the mini "changing of the guards" at the entrance gates (seasonal). Cross the bridge to Hull, the home of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, where a stop includes a spectacular view of the Parliament and cliffs across the Ottawa River.Highlights of this tour include: See the changing of the guards (seasonal) Canadian Museum of Civilization Parliament Building Supreme Court of Canada National Arts Centre Rideau Canal Ottawa City Hall Rockcliffe Lookout Dow's Lake Ornamental Gardens (seasonal) Chinatown/Little Italy Farmer's Byward market Special Offer - Save almost 30% off the recommended retail price when traveling through December 31, 2009 - BOOK NOW! Click here to find out more about this deal!

Montreal Dinner Cruise

Feel the Southern breeze and taste a colorful meal during the Montreal Dinner Cruise. Enjoy the exclusive atmosphere on the Cavalier Maxim, a five-course dinner in the intimacy of a chic dining room and the inviting music that will have you dancing the night away.Cast off for fine dining aboard the Cavalier Maxim, Montreal's unique cruising restaurant. As the sun goes down, take in all the magic of Montreal by night. The fabulous view from the glass enclosed decks sets the stage for a very special evening. The chef has prepared for you a meal worthy of the Captain's Table: fresh salmon fillet, chicken supreme, fillet mignon and not to mention the chef's delight - always a favorite for dessert! (menu subject to change). Your wine steward will offer wine suggestions to complement your gourmet dinner meal. No Montreal Dinner Cruise is complete without music! Leave your cares behind and dance the night away under the stars with Montreal and the islands as your decor! Click here to find out more about this deal!

Montreal Historic Discoverers Cruise

Welcome aboard for an urban cruise with a difference! Meet a historical character as you cruise aboard the Cavalier Maxim, hearing fascinating anecdotes. Enjoy a fresh look at history and geography as you follow in the wake of a legendary explorer and discover the charms of Montreal.Explore 35 kilometers of history along the St. Lawrence River including the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, the shoreline and the islands of Boucherville. The tempting snack bar onboard offers tortillas, subs, juice cookies and muffins to enjoy on one of sunny decks. Or you can also purchase a refreshing Captain's cocktail. Click here to find out more about this deal!

Montreal Half-Day Bike Tour

While in Montreal, escape the crowds on a three-hour bike adventure around the city lead by a professional guide. Ride through the Latin Quarter, La Fontaine Park and Old Montrea. After the tour, you can keep your bicycle to use for the rest of the day to continue exploring at your leisure.Led by a professional tour guide, you will enjoy a panorama of the city starting covering a route of approximately 15 kilometers. Begin at the Old Port and cycle to the Latin Quarter. Continue to La Fontaine Park, with an unusual detour into one of the alleys of The Plateau. Continue to Mount-Royal Park, into the Victorian ambiance of the Golden Square Mile, cycle through the business district, and conclude your cycling tour in Old Montreal.This Montreal Half-Day Bike Tour runs at a leisurely pace, suitable for all levels of experience with bike riding. Click here to find out more about this deal!

Walking Tour of Old Montreal

Discover the fascinating city of Montreal on a walking tour through a city bursting with amazing art, intriguing history and spectacular architecture. Your walk will take you past Notre-Dame Basilica, Place Jacques-Cartier, City Hall and much more.Your guide on the walking tour will tell you about the history and architecture of Montreal through anecdotes revealing the city's secrets! Highlights on the tour include: Place d'Armes to Place Jacques-CartierRoyal BankNotre-Dame BasilicaCours Le RoyerSt. JacquesNotre-Dame and St. Paul StreetsCity HallChamp de MarsBonsecours MarketThis tour is seasonal and operates from May through to October.Special Offer - Save almost 25% off the recommended retail price when traveling through December 31, 2009 - BOOK NOW! Click here to find out more about this deal!