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Old Montreal History Walking Tour

Experience the history and progression of Old Montreal on this 1.5-hour walking tour. Follow a guide into off-the-path courtyards and see where the city started in the almost forgotten Place Royale. Stroll through the bustling squares of Place Jacques-Cartier and Place d’Armes, and pass by renovated historic warehouses in Old Port and on rue de la Commune, home to swanky restaurants and tech start-ups. On this tour, see the best of both east and west Old Montreal.

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1 hour 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Notre-Dame Basilica
    • Entry/Admission - Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Old Montreal, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y8 Canada

    Meet your knowledgeable guide at a central café in Old Montreal for your 1.5-hour walking tour that combines top attractions located in both eastern and western Old Montreal.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Place Jacques-Cartier, Between rue Notre-Dame and rue de la Commune, Montreal, Quebec Canada

    Stroll through the cobbled square of Place Jacques-Cartier, lined with cafes and street performers, and learn about the 1809 monument commemorating Lord Nelson's defeat of Napoléon Bonaparte at Trafalgar.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Place d'Armes, Between St-Jacques St and Notre-Dame St, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T1 Canada

    Carry on to Place d’Armes

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Notre-Dame Basilica, 110 Notre-Dame Street West Es-ce Accessible En Fauteuil Roulant, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T1 Canada

    You’ll find the Gothic Revival architecture of Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal, inaugurated in 1829.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Rue St-Paul, Montreal, Quebec Canada

    Discover the grand buildings of finance on Saint-Jacques Street, Montreal’s version of Wall Street, and as you pass the restored historic warehouses along Saint Paul Street, hear about this former center of fur trade.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, 350 Place Royale, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y5 Canada

    Visit Place Royale, a picturesque and quiet square, where you’ll see Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History, built on top of actual remains of the city’s birthplace.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Rue Notre-Dame, Notre-Dame Street, Montreal, Quebec H3C 0K6 Canada

    Explore Notre-Dame Street, rue de la Commune, and discover hidden courtyards.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Old Port of Montreal, De la Commune West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2E2 Canada

    In Old Port, walk along a historic riverfront of maritime facilities, museums, shops and cafes. Your tour ends at the departure point.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    904 Rue Saint-Urbain, Montréal, QC H2Z 1K4, Canada
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Please dress according to weather conditions; proper footwear is advised
    • We recommend you bring snacks and water
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Coach Canada - Gray Line Montreal

Activity ID: V-3355OLDMONTREAL

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