Private Walking Tour of Old Montreal


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Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Religious Heritage, Other


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), French (fluent)

Historic Guide Tour of Old Montreal, any time of the year

Historic and visual visit to discover the history of the city since Jacques Cartier's arrival on the island of Montreal, in 1535, until today. We will walk the old streets and I will tell you about the life of yesterday and today in the Old Montreal and the Old Port. Architectural details will make us travel in the time of New France, from its foundation in 1642 to its wars and colonial revolutions, including a short period of Montreal as an American city, and finally the arrival of the English and the Scots who made it a very prosperous city. We will also see how Montreal became, as of 1850, the cradle of the industrialization in Canada and the metropolis of the country until the end of the 1960s. Saint-Jacques Street, with its Classical and Victorian buildings, testimony of the Canadian Golden Age, and the must-see Old Montreal sector will help us understand the birth and the heart of a city.


Private Tour
During the visit we could see:
Old Montreal
Old Port
Jacques-Cartier Place
Bonsecours Market
Champs de Mars
Place D'armes (Notre-Dame Basilica plus 6$/pers. entrance fee)
World Trade Center (St-Jacques street)
Récollet Quarter
Lachine Canal entrance
Multimedia City
Royal Place

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Anywhere in Old Montreal.

End location: Anywhere in Old Montreal.

Duration: 3 hours


This a walking Tour

What’s Included

Private Tour of the Old Montreal
My knowledge, my experiences as Tourist guide and all my presence during your visit.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 CAD - Notre-Dame basilica ($6.00 CAD per person/adult), coffee or tea or a small snack.

What’s Extra

Possibility of visiting The Notre-Dame Basilica 6$/per person and personal expenses.

A Recent Review of this tour

Great tour! Pierre Carl is very knowledgeable and we saw all of the sites that we wanted to. We even learned a bit about US history as well! Thank you
Kathryn Schutz

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