Fully expected to be toured in a warm bus as advertised when the weather becomes cooler. Instead the double decker pulled up and we got on assuming it was warm enough below. No seats available as filled to capacity. Sat out in the open air...More
Hi. Just stop by the Tourisme Montreal office in Downtown Montreal, located across from Square Dorchester. You go inside to purchase your ticket/voucher (if you purchased your ticket on-line, go inside the tourism office to... More
Hi. Just stop by the Tourisme Montreal office in Downtown Montreal, located across from Square Dorchester. You go inside to purchase your ticket/voucher (if you purchased your ticket on-line, go inside the tourism office to pick up your voucher), and there would be a double-decker bus waiting to board passengers at the next scheduled time. The bus will appear directly across from the downtown tourism office (Tourisme Montreal). You'll see the bus parked at the curb in front of the park (Square Dorchester). Now, you can walk there from the Courtyard Marriott or take a very inexpensive taxi ride from your hotel to the tourism office. (To help orient you, the Metro stop is: Peele.) If you opt to reach there by taxi, please tell the driver you want to go to the tourism office near rue Peele or say across from Square Dorchester. Otherwise, the driver might take you to the tourism office in Old Montreal. Also, to give you a visual: when you're standing in front of the Downtown Montreal tourism office and look up the street, you can see boulevard Rene Levesque because it's one, medium-length block up ahead. So, a very convenient location from your hotel. Words of advice: Bundle up with hat, scarf and gloves, especially if you decide to ride at the top level. I had fun sightseeing during a hop-on hop-off tour seated inside (it was too cold for me to go to the top level) many Octobers ago. Interestingly, during a "Montreal au lumiere" (night tour of the lovely city) *in July* (2016), it turned quite chilly while we zipped around town. I was very cold as the bus climbed Mont-Royal. My cotton infinity scarf did little to comfort me while we were high above the city and while rolling through l'Isle-Ste-Helene -- I suppose because the St-Laurence is right there. So imagine in late October...Wear a thick, long scarf that you can wrap around your neck several times and thus protect part of your face from the cold. And have fun! Montreal undoubtedly is pretty during its winter wonderlands (no hop-on hop-offs during winter, though), but wow! The city is just as resplendent during fall foliage.