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Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary provided by Gray Line

Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary

Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary
3.5
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Tour snapshot
A perfect first Montreal activity—see top landmarks and neighborhoods
Duration:
3h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
52
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
There’s a lot to see in Montreal, from the Old Port of Montreal to the Olympic Stadium, but the top sites are scattered across the city. Get your bearings on a best-of-Montreal bus tour that explores the city’s most fascinating neighborhoods and landmarks. See Mount Royal Park, the historic waterfront, and Chinatown with a guide to share stories about Montreal’s history and culture along the way.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Highlights
  • Choosing a bus tour means an easy, comfortable ride in any season
  • See, learn, and experience more by exploring the city with a guide
  • Discover places to see in-depth after the tour ends, on your own
What to expect
Meet the tour bus at your downtown Montreal hotel, or make your way to an easy-to-reach departure point. Climb into the comfortable, climate-controlled bus, and then set out through the city as a guide offers running commentary on the landmarks you pass. Learn about Montreal’s past, present, and cutting edge while traveling through old Montreal and downtown’s skyscrapers, and then continue to the 1976 Olympic Stadium, whose cantilevered roof is an icon of the city. There are great views across Montreal and the St. Lawrence River from the Frederick Law Olmsted–designed Mount Royal Park, which fills with skiers and skaters in winter, and cyclists and walkers in the warm months. Ride through Chinatown, pass the Bonsecours Market Building, and see the Place Ville-Marie. Your Montreal sightseeing tour ends at your original departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Choosing a bus tour means an easy, comfortable ride in any season
  • See, learn, and experience more by exploring the city with a guide
  • Discover places to see in-depth after the tour ends, on your own
What to expect
Meet the tour bus at your downtown Montreal hotel, or make your way to an easy-to-reach departure point. Climb into the comfortable, climate-controlled bus, and then set out through the city as a guide offers running commentary on the landmarks you pass. Learn about Montreal’s past, present, and cutting edge while traveling through old Montreal and downtown’s skyscrapers, and then continue to the 1976 Olympic Stadium, whose cantilevered roof is an icon of the city. There are great views across Montreal and the St. Lawrence River from the Frederick Law Olmsted–designed Mount Royal Park, which fills with skiers and skaters in winter, and cyclists and walkers in the warm months. Ride through Chinatown, pass the Bonsecours Market Building, and see the Place Ville-Marie. Your Montreal sightseeing tour ends at your original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3355C1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (only subject to downtown hotels)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 1001 Rue du Square Dorchester, Montréal, QC H3B 1N1, Canada We are located inside the Information Center on the right hand side.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (only subject to downtown hotels)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 1001 Rue du Square Dorchester, Montréal, QC H3B 1N1, Canada We are located inside the Information Center on the right hand side.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1001 Rue du Square Dorchester
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Old Montreal
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Old Port of Montreal
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Notre-Dame Basilica
  • 3
    Olympic Park (Parc olympique)
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Mount Royal Park
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Bonsecours Market (Marche Bonsecours)
    Place Jacques-Cartier
    Place Ville-Marie
    Chinatown
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

3.5
145 reviews
Excellent
58
Very good
33
Average
27
Poor
12
Terrible
15

Doreen B
1 contribution
Jun. 2022 • Couples
Visiting Montreal for the first time, we picked the right tour bus and the best tour guide named Norman. He pointed out the historic landmarks, the sites and what streets to make sure to go to
Very knowledgeable and helpful with any questions you might have. I read several of the reviews and happy to say I am so glad I did
It helped me to decide to take this tour
Written June 21, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ROBERT B
1 contribution
Would have liked a small map to mark the places that we would like to visit again and see and do more.
Very enjoyable
Marleen
Written May 25, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

baybmd
Moorestown, NJ9 contributions
This tour in a comfortable closed bus lasted 4 hours instead of the 3 that was advertised. The tour leader Cecile was excellent. Informative and humorous. We stopped several times for pictures and at a marketplace where we could buy refreshments. We were picked up next to our hotel and dropped off close by. We saw many different districts of Montreal. It was definitely worthwhile.
Written May 9, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chris W
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
Norman (bus driver and tour guide) was fantastic and a true professional. A credit to tour guides everywhere and your company. Everyone on the tour on 6 May enjoyed it tremendously.
Written May 7, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Journey53385656418
Thank you for sharing your experience. We enjoyed reading the review and will definitely let Norman know how wonderfully you spoke of his tour.
Written May 24, 2022
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Debi R
Charleston, SC23 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Solo
Great for a rainy day as the bus was dry and warm. Hotel pick up and drop off was seamless. Driver and tour guide or friendly and experienced.
Written December 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marilyn M
Red Deer, Canada2 contributions
Nov. 2021
We anxiously awaited the tour and found most of it very informative and fun to be on, as we had a wonderful time for the first half, but then our tour guide went into a long and tiresome diatribe against the Catholic Church. I 'm a Canadian history major who taught school for 30 years, and in those years, never dared trying to poison classes with biased political or religious opinions. I'm not Catholic, but would never want to see any religion, whether Muslim, Christian, Judaism, etc. maligned as our guide, CLAIRE, did.
As a history major especially of the French/ English early conflicts in 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, and especially of the Battle of Plains of Abraham, I found so many negative or false fact against Catholics in your tour. Yes the church made lots of mistakes, but also did lots of good things, if you care to look at the historical record.
Claire, I suggest you get much better informed before you continue your work. Other than your political biases, (i.e. Trudeau is your hero apparently), you gave a great tour. A special thanks to the driver Angelo, who is absolutely a tremendous driver battling with huge traffic downtown. Wonderful job!!!
Written November 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Journey53385656418
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us as we strive to improve all aspects of the tour and do not take the comments lightly. We will make every effort to ensure that all tours remain a memorable experience reflecting only the city and its wonderful history.
Written November 15, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mmaloney2018
Lacombe, Canada2 contributions
Nov. 2021
Bus Driver (Angelo) was excellent: skilled, pleasant, kind, funny, & helpful!

Guide (Claire) was interesting, but her commentary was more than once, LESS THAN ACCURATE.
Her version of some of Quebec/Canada's history was sometimes "revisionist" --
she frequently spoke very negatively of the influence of the Catholic missionaries. Her
commentary was obviously completely biased -- not the type of objective history that should be given to tourists. Her statement that the French "gave" the colony to the English was laughable -- missing the serious facts of when/how France & England fought a war, where it happened, etc ...... to get to the outcome she was referring to.

Tour stops were interesting -- but a little disappointing that there is so much construction in Montreal -- which prevented us from entering some of the places.
Good, quick overview of some of the city's spots -- very comfortable & clean bus!
Written November 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Journey53385656418
We apologize for for the misinformation provided. We will look into the concerns you had in regards to the tour guides. We do appreciate your feedback as we can only improve with the help of our wonderful passengers.
Written November 15, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Katherine S
Raleigh, NC52 contributions
Sep. 2021
This tour does provide a good overview of some of Montreal. Perhaps it is asking too much to have the tour travel through the neighborhoods of the city as we found some of the stops less interesting than when we ventured out on our own. We both felt the stop at Notre Dame too long--there is just too much to see there that sort of hanging on the plaza for 20 plus minutes not necessary. Better to stop, provide an overview or better yet, point out some of the interesting sites that one might not be aware of --the Bank of Montreal, the Royal Bank Tower, or Rue de St. Paul. I think a stop at the Jean Talon Market would have been better than the Maisonneuve Market; this market much smaller than Jean Talon and crowded at lunchtime. Originally we hoped to take the 9 am bus tour but they moved us to the 11 am tour--having to build in a half hour for everyone to eat not ideal to getting a tour of the city--a stop for water, coffee, pastry would have been our preference. Save lunch for after the tour. Our guide, Francois, very informative, funny but, as we found on several other of our tours in Montreal and Quebec City, displayed some animus against the Catholic Church. As Catholics we felt some of his statements disrespectful and, in one instance, incorrect. But as I said he was not alone in sounding anti Church; my suggestion is that tour guides be aware of their audience and save any political and religious opinions for one on one discussions if travelers ask for those opinions. We felt during this Covid crisis adequate steps were taken with frequent hand sanitizing and mask wearing while on the bus. My suggestion would be to bring back a hop on hop off tour and to scale back the 3 1/2 hour tour to no more than 3 hours but shortening several of the stops.
Written October 11, 2021
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Jason Y
Malaysia15 contributions
This is a bus tour around the city, not every attractions will have a stop. Only 3 stop is provided Norte Dame (30min), Olympic stadium (10min) and top of mount royal (5min). Wish they can have more stops
Experience guide and good tour if you have limited time and want to understand the history of Montreal.
Bring your own lunch if you take the 11am tour which will finished around 3pm
Written February 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Visilea
Antlers, OK465 contributions
Oct. 2019
When you have limited time in Montreal, this is a great way to experience the sights. We took this tour in mid-October 2019. We had just a few hours to see the day time sights in Montreal before going to Quebec so we got the hop on and off tour at the Visitor's Center.

Although it was extremely cold, we stayed on the top deck of the double decker bus to see the sights better. The guide was very informative and we saw several landmarks around Montreal. Other tidbits were mentioned about sights along the stops.

We did not get off at any of the stops but noticed people did get off and others get on so if we had more time to explore the stops, we probably would have done this as well.

Well worth the money!
Written February 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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jcg5446
jcg5446
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Ok but not great tour
Overall this day trip was decent but the format should be changed. We left Montreal then got dropped off in Quebec
931lynnq
931lynnq
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Timmins
This tour was excellent! Our driver Richard went above and beyond in his role, he was very professional and courteo
Danny J
Danny J
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Great overview of Montreal
Mounir was very knowledgeable and answered all of the questions that we had for him. This trip is a must do if you
SandBWebster
SandBWebster
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Keep your wristband if you choose two day On & Off!!
Guides were fine - three different ones over the two days as we used the bus to get around the city. We did not kn
wwbl
wwbl
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Use a map and buy a 3-day STM bus & metro pass instead
Not really a Hop-on Hop-off experience. More of a city tour. Bus not allowed inside Old Montreal. No point in the s
lyndongriffiths2
lyndongriffiths2
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Perfect excursion
Excellent day trip, Guide very informative giving plenty of information thoughout the day. Views and scenery specta
keishatravels19
keishatravels19
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Great tour!
The bus driver and tour guide were excellent. We got stuck in traffic so we didn't get as much time with the tour
nancy10684
nancy10684
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Do not book this tour.
I do not know where to start with all that was wrong with this tour. While I received confirmation that my payment
L2763UNkimf
L2763UNkimf
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Excellent guides.
The tour guides were very informative and friendly. Montreal is quite spread out but the buses run every 15 minut
Exploration624297
Exploration624297
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A must if you're planing to visit Quebec as a tourist
Monsieur is an excellent tour guide. He almost cried when he boarded the bus and saw that it was almost full. Afte
liz108
liz108
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Excellent tour
It was a well organized full day tour with excellent tour guide and driver. I highly recommend this tour
S9283RCjanetb
S9283RCjanetb
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Lovely Excursion.
Was in Montreal and always wanted to see old Quebec City. This was a great way to fit it in. As a bonus we were a
angelaaJ8063TE
angelaaJ8063TE
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Excellent day trip with Gray line Tours
Well worth a visit with Gray Line Tours. The bus driver was extremely knowledgeable and informative during the jour
Failo
Failo
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Great Tour, Great Guide!
Despite the one day tour, lots of efforts were put into the package. Appreciated the fantastic guide and the drive
Kenyetta82
Kenyetta82
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Beautiful Quebec
Our bus driver Andre and tour guide Katia were awesome! They both were knowledgeable and impressive. I’d most certa
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