Walking Tour in Old Montreal's West Side-90 Minutes (1.5 HOUR)

Explore the west side of Old Montreal on this walking tour showcasing its French heritage and
rich architecture. Soak up the European charm of Old Montreal, one of the oldest urban areas
in North America, and learn its history from your expert guide.

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the Boutique du Parvis of Notre-Dame Basilica (located at 110 Notre-Dame
West Street) 15 minutes before your tour’s scheduled departure.
Explore the west side of Old Montreal during this 90-minute walking tour.

European in character, with cobblestone streets and cafe culture, much of Old Montreal has
been preserved in its original 17th century state. Your expert guide will share the exceptional
history of this French-influenced city while showing you its stunning architecture and historic
sites.

Begin your walk with a step inside the famous Notre-Dame Basilica and end at the Place Royale,
near the Pointe-à-Callière Museum. Encounter a variety of highlights in between as you see
significant landmarks of Montreal, including the Place d’Youville and Place Royale. Walk along
McGill and Saint-Jacques Street – once the financial heart of Canada.

While Old Montreal reflects the city’s rich and colorful past, today it is a vibrant, artistic, and
trendy neighborhood lined with galleries, restaurants, and fashionable boutiques you can
discover as you explore the area with your guide.

90 MINUTES (1.5 HOUR)

Montréal: Burlesque Walking Tour-90 MINUTES (1.5 HOUR)

Learn about Montréal’s heyday as a wide-open city when brothels, gambling dens, booze cans
and burlesque halls lined every street and corruption reigned supreme! Join a burlesque queen
and step back in time to an era when Montréal was known as Sin City and the Paris of North
America.

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Meeting point

Meet outside the Midway Tavern, 1219 Saint-Laurent Boulevard, Montréal.
Stroll the streets of the Quartier des Spectacles, between the Midway Tavern and Café
Cléopatre, and learn more about the former Red-Light District. Visit more than 10 sites,
including former brothels, seedy hotels, historic burlesque halls and grandiose theaters.

Hear some of the secrets from Montréal’s past and learn why burlesque was the most popular
form of entertainment from the 1920s to the 1950s. Hear who the most famous stars were,
where they performed, how the burlesque scene died – and was revived – and where to
experience burlesque in Montréal today!

90 MINUTES (1.5 HOUR)

Montreal City Guided Sightseeing Tour-3 HOURS 30 MINUTES

Experience an overview of Montreal on this guided sightseeing tour of the city. Visit many of
Montreal’s top attractions and historical sites like Notre-Dame Basilica, Chinatown, Mount
Royal Park, Olympic Stadium, Saint Joseph’s Oratory, Old Port, and Old Montreal, to name a
few. Hop aboard a comfortable motor coach and get to know the largest city in Quebec
province, with live commentary from a professional tour conductor. Montreal hotel pickup and
drop-off included.

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Departure Point

1001 Rue du Square Dorchester, Montréal, QC H3B 1N1, Canada
Traveler pickup is offered
Get to know the city of Montreal, Quebec and its top attractions on this entertaining and
educational guided tour. The tour begins with a downtown Montreal hotel pickup, or meet the
guide and the rest of the tour group in the city.
Climb aboard a comfortable motor coach and enjoy the view of the city with a live commentary
of interesting facts and stories from an expert guide who knows this historic city inside and out.
Learn about the past, present, and future of Montreal, the largest city in Quebec, as the coach
rolls along from one location to the next.

Enjoy a journey through time in Old Montréal, located between the St. Lawrence Seaway and
the downtown skyscrapers. Founded in 1642, this old town is one of the most popular
attractions for visitors and locals alike. It’s also the home of the Notre-Dame-Basilica, widely
recognized as one of the most impressive landmarks in the world.

The original stained-glass windows here paint a story of Montréal’s religious history. There’s
also Olympic Stadium, created for the Summer Olympic Games in 1976. This architectural
masterpiece features the tallest inclined tower in the world at 539 feet (165 meters).

Mount Royal Park offers an impressive view of the city from its lookout location and St.
Joseph’s Oratory is the largest Italian Renaissance-style basilica in Canada. Other points of
interest include Chinatown, Old Port, Bonsecours Market Building, Place Jacques Cartier, City
Hall, Place Ville-Marie, and much more. It truly is a fun and fast way to get to know the city of
Montreal and the many amazing attractions it offers.

3 HOURS 30 MINUTES

Spotlight on Montréal-5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS

The charm of Europe and the hum of a cultural capital blend perfectly in Montréal. An idyllic
retreat for the culturally curious and culinary inclined, Montréal is one of North America’s best
kept secrets.

On this quick escape in the heart of Old Port, give traditional Quebecois ingredients a modern
twist during an interactive cooking class. Enjoy a privately guided tour of the breathtaking Notre
Dame Basilica. Meander the cobblestoned streets of Old Montréal and enjoy time at leisure to
explore its many cafes, galleries and boutiques. Join a local foodie on a gastronomic safari
through the culturally diverse Mile End District. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the city your
way.

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Day 1

Montréal, Canada - Tour Begins

Discover one of North America’s best kept secrets – Montréal. The second largest Frenchspeaking
metropolis in the world, modern conveniences and European charm seamlessly
converge in this historic city. From the comfort of your charming Vieux-Montréal (Old
Montréal) hotel, get ready to embrace the Quebecois (the locals) and their joie de vivre
(cheerful enjoyment of life)!

Day 2

Join a local expert for a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Montréal highlighting Jacques
Cartier Square, McGill University, and St. Joseph’s Oratory. Stop high atop Mount Royal and
take in spectacular views of the sprawling city below. Enjoy a privately guided tour through one
of Montréal’s most famous landmarks, the Notre-Dame Basilica. Then, put a modern twist on
traditional Quebecois cuisine during an interactive cooking class at one of the city’s premier
culinary institutions. Next, enjoy a walking tour of your new neighborhood, Old Montréal.
Meander the narrow cobblestone streets dotted with galleries, boutiques and historic
landmarks before returning to your hotel.

Day 3

Using your 3-day Metro pass, hop on Montréal’s efficient underground public transit system en
route to the culturally-rich Mile End district. Meet up with a local foodie for a cultural
adventure and explore the influences of Jewish, Italian and French cuisine on this corner of
Montréal. This afternoon, enjoy time to explore this charming city on your own. Peruse the
many shops and galleries surrounding your hotel, or perhaps visit one of the city’s many
museums.

Day 4

This morning, it’s your choice! Enjoy a privately guided hike through iconic Mount Royal Park –
OR- explore the city’s famous botanical gardens, a popular oasis in the heart of the city, and the
Biodome. This evening, join your fellow travelers for dinner at a local restaurant in the historic
Old Port.

Day 5

Montréal - Tour Ends

Your tour of this captivating city comes to a close today.

5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS