Top sights in Montreal
Our most recommended things to do in Montreal
1. Montreal: 3.5-Hour Guided Bus Tour
Discover Montreal by bus and admire over 200 points of interest in the vibrant Canadian city. Your bilingual guide will tell you all about each place you visit, offering insights and historical background as you go. Stroll through charming Old Montreal for a panoramic view of the Old Port, and admire Place Jacques Cartier in the heart of this historical area. Located between the St. Lawrence River and downtown, Old Montreal is the center of the city and offers a fascinating glimpse into Montreal's past. See prestigious McGill University and Universite de Montreal, then stop by Montreal's City Hall before heading to vibrant Montreal Harbor, an ocean port 1,000 miles (1,600 km) from the sea. Enjoy beautiful views of the city from Mont Royal Park as you stand next to the massive basilica of St. Joseph's Oratory at the park summit. The bus will also take you to Chinatown, the Place Des Ar...
It was a good experience. It is especially recommended for those who are coming for a day trip.
2. Montreal Old Port: La Grande Roue Entry Ticket
Take in breathtaking views on top La Grande Roue de Montréal, the largest observation wheel in Canada. Upgrade your experience to a private gondola or beat the crowd with the early bird option. The wheel is located in the heart of the picturesque setting of Old Port, on the shore of the Saint Lawrence River. Step aboard climate-controlled gondolas with ultra-clear glass for unbeatable panoramic views 60-meters high. Year round, rain, snow or shine, admire exceptional views of the city and its surroundings. Your ride will last around twenty breathtaking minutes. No matter the weather, the temperate gondolas will keep you cool in summer and warm in winter. Under the sun or stars, enjoy the historic buildings of Old Montreal, the city center’s eclectic architecture, Mont-Royal, and the majestic Saint Lawrence River. On a clear day, you can admire up to 28-kilometers of the horizon. As du...
Had a great experience. Definitely worth visiting in the night, gives you a great view of the city lights.
3. Montreal: St. Lawrence River Sightseeing Guided Cruise
Climb aboard the Cavalier Maxim river vessel at Montreal’s Alexandra Pier in the Old Port and set sail on a 90-minute cruise (or 60-minute cruise at 16:00) of the Saint Lawrence River. See the metropolitan area from a new perspective as you cruise out from the port, past the Olympic Stadium, Parc Bellerive, the Pont Jacques-Cartier and more. Relax on board and listen to a fascinating commentary by certified guide. They will regale you with stories of the history of Montreal, and relate anecdotes about the city and its surroundings. Take a break from city life and laze on the sunny terrace of the Cavalier Maxim, while soaking up the breathtaking panorama parading before your eyes!
Was nice experience found a little pricey interesting history bilingual was exceptional good
4. Montreal: Quebec City & Montmorency Falls Day Trip
Explore the history of Quebec City on a hassle-free day trip from Montreal. Relax in the comfort of a premium bus as you begin the scenic journey with complimentary pickup from downtown Montreal hotels. On arrival in Quebec City, visit sites like Place Royale, Old Quebec, Petit Champlain, Notre Dame Basilica, and the Quebec Citadel. Drive along Grande-Allle, stop at the Chateau Frontenac, and admire Quebec's oldest skyscraper. Enjoy leisure time to explore the city’s winding streets and Quebec City’s oldest public stairs, Escalier Casse-Cou. Ride the funicular built into the cliff which links Upper and Lower Quebec for magnificent views of the river and its surroundings. Stop at the Plains of Abraham to see where the famous battle between French and English armies took place in 1759. Depart Quebec City’s Old Town for Montmorency Falls to enjoy extraordinary views of the impressive 274-...
It is a great tour ... it is a pity that it doesn't take more free time to visit the upper Quebec area by yourself.
5. Montreal Old Port: Urban Zipline Ticket
Experience Canada's only urban zipline circuit and explore Montreal from a bird’s eye view. Experience a thrill like no other as you fly over the city like a superhero and share in this unique, safe, and exciting adventure with the whole family. Upon arriving at the Old Port, head towards the 100-foot tower with a red and white sign that says "Zipline". Witness people of all ages screaming with joy as they glide down above you. Just check in with any of the fun and engaging employees who will be able to answer your questions, and they will explain how you can enjoy a thrill experience that is both safe, smooth, and fun for the whole family. After securing your harness and helmet, the staff will brief you on easy security measures and prepare you for an adventure that will leave you with a sense of floating long after you land. When you are ready, launch and glide across the lagoon, an...
Wonderful service, an absolute must-do for all! Safety protocol was clear and concise, very friendly staff, such a fun experience!
6. Montreal: 20 or 30-Minute Helicopter Tour
Start your helicopter tour of Montreal with a quick safety briefing from your pilot. Get to know the pilot and the aircraft to feel comfortable before you take off. After a great photo opportunity in front of the helicopter, ascend into the skies above the city. Fly over the Quebec Capitol building at an altitude of 1,500 feet and see all the best spots of the city from a totally unique perspective. Hover over the Olympic Stadium, Downtown Montreal and Mount Royal. The 20-minute ride will bring you back to the airport through the Old Port of Montreal and Victoria Bridge. Opt for the 30-minute tour and fly above the Saint Lawrence River over Parc Jean Drapeau and the Jacques Cartier Bridge. Continue to the Îles-de-Boucherville National Park and make your way over the picturesque countryside for views of beautiful landscapes and the natural splendors of Montreal and its surroundings. B...
Great experience; excellent friendly Pilot. But no commentary on the city which was very minimum. Highly recommended.
7. Montreal: Le Bateau-Mouche St. Lawrence Sightseeing Cruise
Take full advantage of summer aboard a relaxing 1 or 1.5-hour river cruise departing from the Jacques-Cartier Pier in the heart of Old Montreal. This is the perfect introduction to Montreal if you are visiting the city for the first time. Be charmed by the boat's bright and comfortable environment no matter where you sit. Get close to the waves and nature on the enclosed main deck or enjoy the sheltered, open-air upper deck. If you want to feel the wind in your hair as you admire the panoramic views then the back terrace is the place to be. The flat-bottomed boat allows for smooth sailing, cruising areas inaccessible to other boats. Get closer to the splendor of the St. Lawrence River and its coastline. Catch sight of the Clock Tower, Biosphère, Jacques Cartier Bridge, and Habitat 67. The pre-recorded audio narration will explain what you're seeing, and you can enjoy bar and snack serv...
The cruise was enjoyable, especially when we were near île Sainte-Hélène and in the old port. The portion down river was so - so since the industrial part of the port isn't that interesting.
8. Montreal: Half-Day City Tour
Discover the sights of Montreal on a half-day guided van tour. Your tour begins with complimentary pickup from a selection of downtown hotels. Climb on board and embark on a sightseeing adventure around the city. Visit upscale neighborhoods like Westmount, where you can admire the architecture of its personalized houses and mansions. On the morning tour go for a visit of Saint Joseph's Oratory, a National Historic Site of Canada, and the largest Basilica in the country. Next, visit Mount Royal Park and take a stroll to Beaver Lake (Lac aux Castors) and admire the scenery. Stop at Camillien Houde outlook for a breathtaking picture of the city. Explore the French side of Montreal before crossing on Jacques Cartier bridge to Saint Helen's Island. Visit Parc Jean-Drapeau, the site of the unforgettable Expo 67 and take a picture of The Biosphere Environment Museum. The morning tour will be...
Munir was such a knowledgeable guide. He knew so much history of everywhere we went. The car was very nice and clean, plus he was a great driver. Would definitely recommend!
9. Walking Tour in Old Montreal's West Side
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 y...
Martin a été un excellent guide. Ses excellentes connaissances au plan de l'histoire et de l'architecture sont très appréciées. Il partage ses connaissances avec entrain et répond patiemment à nos questions. Il suscite la réflexion et nous permet de voir Montréal autrement! à faire.
10. Old Montreal: Traditional Ghost Walk of the Haunted City
Enjoy a unique and memorable experience in the unparalleled and fascinating ambience of Old Montreal with your family, friends, or colleagues. Follow a storyteller and explore a completely different Old Montreal full of ghosts and unexplained mysteries. In your guide's company you will learn about some of the town's most gruesome legends and stories. Visit the sites where major events took place and which are rumored to still be haunted. Discover the secrets of Old Montreal during this unforgettable evening.
This was so fun and informative! It was really interesting to hear about the City's history, abd our guide, Alice was awesome!!
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What people are saying about Montreal
Nice experience, I recommend to try it, the crew, the staff and even the customer service are excellent, helpful, kind and friendly I will come back for sure, only thing I didn't like is having to pay for a 2 month old baby, like all other children
Mike was an amazing guide! I highly recommend this activity if you visit Montreal. It really made our trip special and memorable. Thank you, Mike!! Brian and Teresa Lennox, Dundas, ON
The tour was excellent. Unfortunately, although advertised as part of the tour online, we were not able to visit inside Norte Dame cathedral. Perhaps there should be an adjustment.
Very knowledgeable, personable guide. Small group allowed for a steady pace… not a wasted moment!. Good orientation…I feel confident walking the city after the walk.
It is a great tour ... it is a pity that it doesn't take more free time to visit the upper Quebec area by yourself.