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Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary

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Montréal, Canada

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Experience an overview of Montreal on this guided sightseeing tour of the city. Visit many of Montreal’s top attractions and historical sites like Notre-Dame Basilica, Chinatown, Mount Royal Park, Olympic Stadium, Saint Joseph's Oratory, Old Port, and Old Montreal, to name a few. Hop aboard a comfortable motor coach and get to know the largest city in Quebec province, with live commentary from a professional tour conductor. Montreal hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Sightseeing tour of Montreal aboard a comfortable coach
  • Admire famous sites such as Old Montreal, Notre-Dame Basilica, and St. Joseph's Oratory
  • Soak up the quaint French atmosphere and enjoy live commentary from your knowledgeable guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

See more than you could on foot on this bus tour with easy hotel pickup.
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (only subject to downtown hotels)
Air-conditioned vehicle
Professional guide
Live commentary
Local taxes
Gratuities

Departure Point

1001 Rue du Square Dorchester, Montréal, QC H3B 1N1, Canada

Traveler pickup is offered

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Get to know the city of Montreal, Quebec and its top attractions on this entertaining and educational guided tour. The tour begins with a downtown Montreal hotel pickup, or meet the guide and the rest of the tour group in the city.

Climb aboard a comfortable motor coach and enjoy the view of the city with a live commentary of interesting facts and stories from an expert guide who knows this historic city inside and out. Learn about the past, present, and future of Montreal, the largest city in Quebec, as the coach rolls along from one location to the next.

Enjoy a journey through time in Old Montréal, located between the St. Lawrence Seaway and the downtown skyscrapers. Founded in 1642, this old town is one of the most popular attractions for visitors and locals alike. It’s also the home of the Notre-Dame-Basilica, widely recognized as one of the most impressive landmarks in the world. The original stained-glass windows here paint a story of Montréal’s religious history.

There’s also Olympic Stadium, created for the Summer Olympic Games in 1976. This architectural masterpiece features the tallest inclined tower in the world at 539 feet (165 meters). Mount Royal Park offers an impressive view of the city from its lookout location and St. Joseph’s Oratory is the largest Italian Renaissance-style basilica in Canada.

Other points of interest include Chinatown, Old Port, Bonsecours Market Building, Place Jacques Cartier, City Hall, Place Ville-Marie, and much more.

It truly is a fun and fast way to get to know the city of Montreal and the many amazing attractions it offers.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Old Montreal
Board a comfortable coach and cruise past hundreds of historical and cultural treasures such as Old Montreal, the historic center of the city that still preserves the charm and influences of bygone eras.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Old Port of Montreal
Soak up the French atmosphere and enjoy panoramic views of the Old Port
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Notre-Dame Basilica
Continue to Notre-Dame Basilica, a masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture
Stop At:  
Olympic Park (Parc olympique)
See Olympia Park, built for the 1976 Summer Olympic Games.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mount Royal Park
Mt Royal Park is a must-see. This scenic lookout offers a striking view of the downtown area and the river.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
Atop Mt Royal, you'll be greeted by St Joseph's Oratory, one of the world's most-visited shrines. The basilica's huge dome reaches 320 feet (97 meters), and is second in height only to St Peter's basilica in Rome!
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Bonsecours Market (Marche Bonsecours)
Other highlights include City Hall & Bonsecours Market
Pass By:  
Place Jacques-Cartier
See Place Jacques Cartier
Pass By:  
Place Ville-Marie
See Place Ville Marie
Pass By:  
Chinatown
Travel through Montreal's Chinatown
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tours are offered in French and English with a professional bilingual guide
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Coach Canada - Gray Line Montreal

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 52 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary.

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Traveler Tips


  • "You mostly drive past Old Montreal, so head back after the tour to really explore the cute shops and walk down the old streets." See review
  • "This is a good tour if you only have one day in Montreal." See review

Reviews

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1,156 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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star-3
Tour was Ok
Emma_L
, Feb 2020
The tour was a nice overview of the city, but I had a hard time following some of the things the guide talked about. He would mention some things would be on the map, but that those would be handed out at the end. Would have been nice to have those during the trip, so I could follow along with things being mentioned. Also, trip was described as being 3 1/2 hours long, but we started heading back with still an hour left. Would have been nice to be able to either get out at more places, as most of the things we saw we only drove by, so I ended up retracing some of the tour myself after we got back.
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star-5
Fun and informative
cthoma01
, Feb 2020
Wow, what a day!! The weather was very challenging and that made this tour even better. It snowed a lot all day and was the storm of the year but that didn't stop our guide and driver!! Loved it! Very informative without being boring. The interaction between guide and driver made it fun too. Only wish we had more time at the food and basilica stop. You couldn't do both so I missed out on a bagel.
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Montreal Bus Tour
gjaz
, Feb 2020
The biggest highlight of a 48 hour trip was the bus tour; especially the absolutely hilariously clever presentation of the Tour Guide (Mr. Swan). Fascinating and well paced; lots of great info! Well worth the dough!
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Journey around Montreal
janicebagaw
, Jan 2020
Good tour, humorous tour guide. That is, until the bus driver slammed on his brakes, and the tour guide went flying and fell down the bus steps with a gash on his head. Good replacement too.
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star-3
Great tour guide, poor logistics
Emmycho
, Jan 2020
The tour guide was excellent — very knowledgeable, friendly and kept my interest despite the length. Logistically, they could drastically improve things. I had to call several times to confirm that they were picking us up, despite leaving several messages. Then, they were 15 mins late. Then, they brought us to the ticket center but did not tell us anything. We were just following the crowd. Then they shuffled us onto another bus, but then were offended that we didn’t have tickets, so shooed us back inside to go get tickets even though we had the Viator tickets. Apparently we had to convert them to some antiquated paper receipt. As I mentioned above, the tour guide was informative, but it was really hard to see much on the bus. And the tour was very long. We stopped a few times for a few minutes so we could get off the bus and take a quick pic, but this style of touring is not my cup of tea. I would have preferred if the guide sat us in a classroom and showed us slides and a map, as we probably would have seen more that way. Overall, the cost and the guide were great, but the rest was subpar.
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star-5
Wonderful tour, informative and pleasant
TallRay
, Jan 2020
The guide was very informative and the place is gorgeous. We did it under a light snow fall and with plenty of snow on the ground already. The Christmas decorations added beauty. All together a very memorable experience.
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Bad weather reduced the fun
michael_germany_1219
, Dec 2019
The bad weather, which was of course not made by greyhound or viator, reduced the fun a lot. At some places it was not possible too see anything.
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star-5
Very enjoyable
Nancy S
, Dec 2019
Our guide was very entertaining and it gave us a nice overview of the city! The church is stunning but entry is extra.
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star-5
fantastic!
RafaelG1333
, Nov 2019
Very pleasent and informative guide and driver. He was fun and made the visit very enjoyable. We learnt many things about the city including insider's information from a person that lived there for a long time. The driver was awesome and made all he could to drop us off at our hotel for an urgent personal committment. All was perfect. Congratulations!!
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star-2
Too Much Talk and Traffic
momero
, Nov 2019
Our tour director was Swan and the driver was The Captain. Everything started out fine, although I was surprised by the large size of our group. This tour was on Sunday, October 13 which was part of a holiday weekend (which we didn't know) We would be told we would see something and then we would have to go another way due to traffic. Swan tried his best to stick to the plan, but traffic was bad. Then the "wheels fell off the bus" so to speak when Swan let The Captain take over the sightseeing duties. He told awful jokes, which he proceeded to guffaw and at and the apologize. I couldn't wait for the tour to end! I wish I had invested in a smaller tour group.
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