Old Montreal is a must see at a leisurely pace a great way to start your discovery of Montreal
Old Montreal is Montrealers most favourite neighbourhood. Its is common for Montrealers to say lets take a stroll in the old city and the stop for a bite. Montreal's best known first nation population are the Mohawks, followed by the French who arrived in 1642, then the English, Scots followed by more the 100 different cultural groups. Historical Old Montreal is the only place in Canada with all of its orginal buildings dating back from 1600s to the 1900s. Join me for an easy, entertaining and fun way to learn how to recognised each architectural periods without the need of remembering dates. During your, tour, I will explain the stories, anecdotes and the little note fun facts and trivia that very few people know about this enchanting, charming part of Montreal. We will crisscross over cobbled stones streets, stop at both iconic and hidden gems that even locals aren't aware of. During your experience, you will also be introduced to language, life style and more. Join me and discover the charming ( vieux)
The walking tour includes: Place d'Armes, St James Street, Notre Dame Street, St Paul Street, the Youville Stables, Place Roya- , Centre d'Histoire, Point à Callière, Place J. Cartier Square, Hotel de Ville, Maison Calvet, Chapelle Bonsecours, Vieux Port and Marché Bonsecour. The Notre Dame Basilica, the Old Port, de la commune, Le Cours le Royer, The three courts houses, Château de Ramsey, Auberge St Gabriel, Grey Nuns Mother House, McGill Street, the Grand Trunk building, St Laurent Boulevard and some hidden gem, Place Victoria, Ruelle de la Fortification, Sulpician Preist Seminary, Bank of Montreal, former Royal bank building.
If you have an interest in hearing about anything in more detail please do not hesitate to let me know.
Exact Sequence will dependant on start and finishing points.
Tour can be further customised
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: In Front of the Notre Dame Basilica Old Montreal
Duration: 3 hours
In case of rain, snow. The tour will continue and modified with more portions indoors, to suite your comfort level.
Walking with many stops to rest and sit. Just let me know. Tour is a leisurely pace
- Guiding Services
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 Canadian - Snack, drinks
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
* For day trips outside of Montreal I can arrange a driver with a vehicle
* I am not licensed to guide in Québec City and can not offer tours withing the Quebec City
* Montreal Professional Guides are not permitted to guide in museums.
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Fascinating, informative, interesting, fun walking tour of Old Montreal with Ruby. Comfortable pace, wealth of knowledge about the history of Montreal and the area. Ruby has a great personality; we thoroughly enjoyed our time with her. We were sorry we did not take her suggestion and also book her food tour. After her description of her local eating spots we were hungry!! Thank you Ruby!