Guided tour

Montreal: East and West Old Montreal Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Guidatour

Montreal: East and West Old Montreal Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Guidatour
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From US$ 40.16 per person

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Discover the iconic sites and rich history of eastern and western Old Montréal on a half-day guided tour that is separated by a break. See sights like the Notre-Dame Basilica and the Place Royale.

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Duration 4 hours
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English, French


  • Discover the history Old Montreal thorugh the eyes of an authentic Montrealer
  • Pass thorugh grand squares like Jacques-Cartier, d’Youville, and Royale
  • Admire 19th-century architecture like the stunning Notre-Dame Basilica
  • Have free time to go get a nice lunch, do some shopping, or rest your feet
  • Uncover contemporary sights like the modern Pointe-à-Callière Museum
Full description

Explore Old Montreal on a guided walking tour. Visit the eastern part in the late morning before breaking for lunch and head to the western part in the afternoon. Choose between a French or English speaking guide. Stroll through the cobblestone streets and winding alleys of the historic district.

Meet your guide in the Place d'Armes square, where you can see a monument in memory of Paul de Chomedey, founder of Montreal and the 19th-century Notre-Dame Basilica.

Begin your exploration of the eastern part of Old Montreal. Uncover hidden gems along the way to sights like the historic square Place Jacques-Cartier, City Hall, and the Champ de mars park. View mid-19th-century buildings on Cours le Royer street and St-Paul Street.

Admire the chapel and vibrant market on Bonsecours street. Find out historical, architectural and anecdotal information along the way. Stop for an hour-long break where you can purchase a nice lunch or cover some ground on your own before continuing to the west part of Old Montreal.

Get off the beaten track as you look back on Montréal’s economic effervescence in the 19th century and witness the dynamism of the metropolis today. Walk down St-Jacques Street and its banks and stroll past the office building of Canadian National Railway Company on McGill Street.

Visit the squares of Place d’Youville and Place Royale where you can see the Pointe-à-Callière Museum.

  • English- or French-speaking guide
  • 2 walking tours
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the southwest corner of Place d'Armes (at the intersection of Notre-Dame West and Place d'Armes which is the corner on your front right when you are facing the church).

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Tours take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 253 reviews

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It was excellent experience. I was able to cover many parts of Montreal which would not be possible alone. The tour covers the old part of Montreal which is very walkable. Guide (Martin) was excellent and very knowledgable person. Because of him, I got to know the city better. His recomended places were top notched.

July 3, 2022

The guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable, he couldn’t have been more accommodating as he included everyone in the group. I was very impressed at the way he included the 2 children. I would hold on to him if I were you. Thank you Martin for a wonderful tour! Kind Regards, Jean RIDGEWELL (Vancouver, BC)

August 18, 2021

Camille was a great tour guide: very informed, engaging and funny to boot! She had a way of making the entire tour group feel like friends and we had a lovely morning walking around the old part of the city. I would highly recommend the tour! It's a great way to get your bearings on the history and culture of the city.

December 1, 2019

Product ID: 417386