Essential Free Tour Montreal

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Essential Free Tour Montreal

  • Wander the cobbled streets of the old town and feel transported to Europe on Saint Paul Street.
  • Marvel at the colorful stained-glass windows of the Neo-Gothic Notre-Dame Basilica.
  • Find one of the oldest clock towers on the whole continent at the lively Place d'Armes.
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Tour Features

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Notre-Dame Basilica

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Old Port

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Old Montreal

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Pointe-a-Calliere Museum

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St. Patrick's Basilica

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Saint-Paul Street

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Place Jacques-Cartier

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Bonsecours Market

These are some of the features your tour might include, but please bear in mind that every guide create their unique itinerary to provide the best possible experience.
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Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.

The largest city in the French-speaking Canada is a city like no other, so come and explore its romantic old town joining the most comprehensive Essential Free Tour of Montreal. As you discover the beauty of its many parks, museums, bustling squares and other tourist attractions, you are sure to fall in love with the glamorous lifestyle! During this entertaining free walk, your local guide will introduce your group to Old Montreal, a beautiful quarter dating to the 17th century, when French fur traders started using the historical Old Port as a trading post. Nowadays, you’ll witness how this dynamic commercial port along the Saint Lawrence River is still full of life... but, now, with hundreds of runners and cyclists moving along the wide avenues once occupied by ships and sailors!

Old Montreal romantic cobbled streets and landmarks are best seen on foot, so join the Essential Free Tour and get to visit the local Notre-Dame Basilica. You’ll understand why the city is usually compared to Paris! Built by Irish architect James O’Donnell in the early 1800s, this Gothic Revival temple is the most significant in Vieux-Montreal. With stained glass windows along with 24-carat gold stars in its vaulted ceiling, it is one of the most impressive structures in the world, and a place everyone should see. Next to this impressive monument, your group will find the bustling Place d’Armes, home of some of the oldest skyscrapers on the continent, the building of the Bank of Montreal, as well as an inspiring statue in memory of Paul de Chomedey, founder of the city.

Old Montreal may have been known for its past, but these days it is more known as an art district full of galleries, shopping, inviting cafés and chic restaurants. For hardcore foodies, the area houses some of the best restaurants in Montreal. Walking along charming Saint-Paul Street you will witness the energetic, youthful vibe of this alluring European-like city. And for the best introduction to the culinary wonders of the French-speaking Canada, nothing better than spending some time exploring the stalls, ingredients and gourmet places in the highly-recommended Bonsecours Market. Do you need still more reasons to join this informative and engaging tour? Book your seats today and get to know the real face of this city in the all-encompassing Essential Free Tour of Montreal!

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