Private tour

Old Montreal: Architectural Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

35 reviews

Old Montreal: Architectural Walking Tour

From £26.16 per person

Enjoy this unique guided walking tour of the historic neighborhood of Old Montreal, focusing on its architectural history. Explore four centuries of architecture, from the original walled city to the latest trends in urban design and architecture.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
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  • Explore Old Montreal's architectural history
  • Discover some of Montreal's most famous architectural landmarks including City Hall, Notre-Dame Basilica, Bonsecours Market and more
  • Discover four centuries of architecture
Full description
The history of Old Montreal can be discovered through its many unique buildings. With four centuries of architecture to explore, from the walled city to the latest trends in urban design and architecture, this exclusive guided walking tour is the only one with an architectural theme. Highlights of the tour include: Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel, Bonsecours Market, Château Ramezay, City Hall, Pierre Viger House, Notre-Dame Basilica, the Old Seminary, New-York Life and Aldred buildings, Hôtel Place d’Armes, Bank of Montreal, Place Ville Marie, Cadieux Forge, Darling Foundry, the Biosphere and many more... At the end of your tour, you will have the chance to relax and enjoy a beer, a glass of wine or a soft drink at a resto-pub located in Old Montreal, right next to your start location facing the Old Port of Montreal.
  • Old Montreal private tour
  • Access to Old Montreal
  • Live tour guide
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Soft drink
  • Alcoholic drink
  • Soft drink
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    27 de la Commune Street East, Montréal (Québec), H2Y 1H9

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    • Old Montreal is relatively flat, but sensible, comfortable shoes should be worn as there are a lot of cobblestones in the streets.
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    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 35 reviews

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    Booked on a very rainy day but our guide was excellent and such a great sport about it. She made sure we still got a great experience and even tried to show us places underground to avoid the rain, can’t be more any grateful she made it such a positive experience even though it was raining.

    6 September 2021

    Such a great experience! There’s nothing to compare with the history and greatness of Old Montreal, and seeing it through the eyes and stories of our guide Rene was the highlight of my first-time trip to Montreal. Rene is charming and very knowledgeable, and most of all, his love for Montreal was quite obvious. This was money well spent!

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    17 October 2019

    We really enjoyed our tour with Mike. The old buildings in Vieux Montreal are beautiful and the information about the history of Montreal and the competition between the French and the English as played out in the architecture was interesting. The tour was small and not rushed. Mike considerately allowed for a bathroom break. The tour made me stop and take a closer look at the architecture and adornments. I was surprised that the Sulpician seminary was not included. Excellent value for money.

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    20 August 2019

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