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Montreal Experiences

Canada’s second-largest city may be the second-largest French-speaking metropolis on the planet (after Paris), but the attention lavished on its Frenchness — Bistros! Baguettes! People saying “Bonjour”! — tends to nudge aside the many other ethnic communities within Montreal’s remarkably diverse urban sprawl.

Below is a small selection of the tours we can organise for you when you have booked your Canada holiday with us and are visiting Montreal.

Duration: 2.5 hours

If there's one district that is beautiful year-round, it's the Old Town. You start your walking tour with a visit of the most ornately decorated Basilica before wandering the elegant streets of Vieux-Montreal. You'll be popping into some historic and architecturally impressive gems. During your stroll through a segment of interior or underground city as a part of the tour. It's the largest indoor network on the planet and you will make your way to Chinatown for a quick snack. Then it's off to the Red Light District, turned entertainment mecca, for a quick visit of an often missed district institution. Up Saint-Laurent Boulevard we head into a street art gallery before hitting the streets to see about a dozen of the impressive works of art from Montreal's MURAL Festival in the borough that is home to the highest concentration of artists in Canada. You end the day with a cup of locally roasted joe at an independent made-in-Montreal coffee shop where you'll warm up or cool off before being handed a list of recommendations for the remainder of your stay. If you want to experience the city like a local, then walking is the way to go!

Beyond the Basilica Tour Highlights

  • Entry fee into the Basilica included
  • Two food and one beverage tasting
  • Covers a vast array of different areas throughout Montreal

Duration: 1.5 hours

A unique viewpoint on the Metropolis! Take a break from the urban life of Montreal with a relaxing cruise on the St. Lawrence River on board the AML Cavalier Maxim. Discover the particularities of the Port of Montreal and navigate from Montreal to the Bellerive Park, with commentary from your Croisieres AML guide.

Enjoy an amazing panorama 60 metres high, four seasons a year, on the largest observation wheel in Canada. A unique activity in the picturesque setting of Old Montreal, on the shore of the Saint Lawrence River.

Specially designed to give you an exceptional view four seasons a year, La Grande Roue de Montreal's 42 gondolas are equipped with ultra-clear tempered glass panes. These allow you to observe the landscape in detail, while protecting you from UV rays. Whatever the weather, your comfort is ensured by system that gives a temperate feeling in the cabins during the winter season and cools them in the summer.

Duration: 12 hours

This all-day tour, guided to and from Quebec City, includes your return transportation and sightseeing tour in Quebec with a local licensed guide. This tour will take you back more than 400 years to the historic landmark of the French regime. 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. The tour includes a photo stop at Montmorency Falls -- higher than Niagara Falls!

Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Highlights

  • Round Trip Transportation
  • Hotel Pickup from Hotels in the Montreal Area
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted

Duration: 4 hours

Discover the major historical sites in the eastern sector of Old Montreal, with a professional guide. Stroll through the charming cobblestone streets and winding alleys of the historic district, revealing its rich heritage.

Go off the beaten track and explore the west side of Old Montreal on foot with a professional guide. Look back on Montreal's economic effervescence of the 19th century and witness the dynamism of the metropolis today. In the company of a professional guide, this urban trek is filled with historical, architectural and anecdotal information that will let you discover a rich area with many hidden treasures, whether you are a tourist or a Montrealer.

Departs every 30 minutes in shoulder season and every 15 minutes in peak season (mid-June to late September).

Enjoy the very best of Montreal with unlimited hop on hop off privileges. Hop aboard our authentic London open air bus or cool off in a luxury air-conditioned coach. This guided tour will introduce you to the city's most fascinating districts. Attractions, art, architecture, museums, shopping and dining experiences are waiting for you at every stop.

Montreal Hop on Hop off Highlights

  • Ten stops around Montreal
  • Air Conditioned Coach
  • Quick and convenient transport to the attractions and popular areas of Montreal

Duration: 2 hours

Semi-private tour (maximum 6 guests) and includes admission fees to Notre-Dame Basilica, a beverage and rest stop treat. Goes from Place d'Armes to Place Jacques-Cartier through Notre-Dame and Saint-Paul Streets. Ends at Place Royale.

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