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Small-Group Sightseeing Tour of Montreal
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Small-Group Sightseeing Tour of Montreal

By Ntours
Recommended by 92% of travellers
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Ages 0-120, max of 12 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English, French
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  • Complimentary pick up from downtown hotels when requested at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Commented driving tour by an accredited bilingual tour guide
  • Small size group (12 max) in comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle
  • St Joseph Oratory entrance fees
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Le Square Phillips Hôtel & Suites, 1193 R. du Square-Phillips, Montréal, QC H3B 3C9, Canada
    Tour guide will identify you at the entrance of Le Square Phillips Hotel or call on your cellphone
Pickup details
  • A complimentary pick up from hotels in Downtown Montreal can be arranged if requested at least 24 hours in advance. Kindly meet the tour guide at hotel entrance. In case the guide didn't recognized you, your provided cellphone will be contacted, please make sure it is on at pick-up time. Please note that the pickup and drop off services are provided on a complementary basis courtesy of Ntours. Drop-off is ONLY provided when the full-day (7-hour) option is selected. In case of road closure or intense traffic in the area of a hotel, we shall make our best to advise alternative pickup/drop off location as close as possible to your hotel.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Additional pickup options
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
    • Le Square Phillips Hôtel & Suites, 1193 R. du Square-Phillips, Montréal, QC H3B 3C9, Canada
    End:
    • Option 1
      Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal, 110 R. Notre Dame O, Montréal, QC H2Y 1T1, Canada
      Half day tour ends with a Photo-stop at Notre-Dame-Basilica in Old Montreal
    • Option 2
      Square Saint-Louis, 312 R. du Square-Saint-Louis, Montréal, QC H2X 1A5, Canada
      Full day tour option ends at the meeting point (start point) Le Square Phillips Hotel

    • Infant seats available
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 217620P4

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • COVID-19 temporary prevention measures: At N-tours we are taking all necessary precautions to provide our guests safe tours and enjoyable experiences. Our vehicles are cleaned more frequently, especially client high frequency touch points. Wearing a face mask is recommended in the vehicle and in closed spaces during visits for our guides/drivers and all participants, if a guest doesn't have a mask, we shall be happy to offer one. Wearing gloves is highly recommended inside the vehicle. Our guides/drivers who have tested for COVID19 and are positive or still waiting for their results, show COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with a confirmed case will not be allowed to do any tours. Some activities/visits might not be doable due to 3rd party temporary closure.
    • In case of special events or roads closure tour/attractions could be modified without prior notice
    • Smoking, e-cigarettes and alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited inside the vehicle.
    • Clients will be asked if they are sick, showing COVID-19 symptoms, have tested for COVID-19 and still waiting for the result or are positive, have been in contact with someone who is, in the last 5 days. If guests answer yes to any of these questions, they will not be able to take part in the tour.
    • 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 12 travellers

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

    Which attractions will I visit with Small-Group Sightseeing Tour of Montreal?
    How much is Small-Group Sightseeing Tour of Montreal?
    Small-Group Sightseeing Tour of Montreal price starts from C$134.30. Discover and book Small-Group Sightseeing Tour of Montreal on Tripadvisor
    What is the Small-Group Sightseeing Tour of Montreal cancellation policy?
    Small-Group Sightseeing Tour of Montreal cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Small-Group Sightseeing Tour of Montreal on Tripadvisor
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    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 217620P4

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    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      Le Square Phillips Hôtel & Suites
      Or, you can also get picked up
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    • 1
      Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
      Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • 2
      Parc Jean-Drapeau
      Stop: 30 minutes
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    • 3
      Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
      Stop: 15 minutes
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    • You'll end at
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    About the operator
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    • Ntours
      201
      Montreal, Quebec, Canada
      Joined in November 2019
    • 43lynnah
      0 contributions
      Great Tour of City
      I highly recommend doing this tour in the first day of your visit to the city. Then you can go back and spend more time at the places that you really enjoy. This tour was fantastic to get to see most of Montreal.
      Written December 28, 2023
    • alr333333
      0 contributions
      Efficient Way to See Montréal
      Great tour! You get to quickly drive around to see and hear about most of the city's top attractions, which can also help you to identify where to spend extra time later. Fran, being a local, is very knowledgeable and loves to answer any questions you may have.
      Written December 26, 2023
    • annamariag484
      0 contributions
      A Daylong Adventure of Montreal's Rich Heritage and Delectable Delights
      From start to finish, the tour was a seamless blend of historical immersion, culinary discovery, and, above all, the expertise of our fantastic guide, Fran. Fran's professionalism and passion for Montreal were evident from the moment she picked us up. Her deep knowledge of the city's history transformed the tour into a captivating journey through time. Her enthusiasm for sharing the stories of Montreal's past and present added a layer of richness to each stop. As we traversed the city, Fran's commitment to ensuring a well-rounded experience became apparent. The tour was thoughtfully organized, allowing for a break around lunchtime. This pause not only provided an opportunity to refuel but also allowed us to explore local eateries and shop for souvenirs, enhancing the overall experience. The local taste exploration was a gastronomic adventure that unfolded in multiple chapters, each more delectable than the last. From the sweetness of maple to the chewy goodness of bagels, Fran curated a culinary journey that showcased Montreal's diverse flavors. The tour's informative nature was complemented by Fran's friendly demeanor, making it easy for the group to engage and ask questions. It felt like we were exploring the city with a knowledgeable friend who was just as excited about Montreal as we were. By the end of the day, we had not only tasted the essence of Montreal but also gained a profound understanding of its cultural tapestry. Highly recommended!
      Written November 29, 2023
    • Relax00184450036
      0 contributions
      Wonderful tour of Montreal
      This was a wonderful tour of Montreal. Unfortunately we saved the tour for our last day. Next time we would do it on the first day so we would have time to go back to our favorite sots. Loved the smaller, more personalized tour.
      Written November 13, 2023
    • 888geetum
      0 contributions
      Excellent way to get to know Montreal.
      Mounir was an excellent tour guide; he was personable and welcoming and provided great details about the various stops made. We really enjoyed the stop at Mont Royal Park, St. Joseph Oratory, and the underground city. Highly recommend this tour.
      Written October 31, 2023
    • mpR9413XD
      0 contributions
      Great tour and guide
      Very interesting and informative! Great overview of Montreal, with all the highlights. Fran was friendly and knowledgeable, and allowed us a comfortable pace!
      Written October 29, 2023
    • JHarris602
      0 contributions
      Great tour with many sights
      On our short stay in Montreal, we chose NTour for the all day tour and could not have been happier. Our guide, Fran, is a local and was friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and made our entire first day in Montreal very enjoyable. We traveled in a sprinter van that was roomy and easy to get in and out of, especially in the rain. We also appreciated the microphone she used so we could hear all the information while driving. We enjoyed the duration of each segment and her recommendation on a fun spot for lunch on our own. We felt we visited many parts of the city that we otherwise might not have known about or been able to see at a later time. Our highlight was seeing the fall foliage in Mont Park Royal, St. Joseph's Oratory, and the maple syrup tasting. Well worth our time and money.
      Written October 28, 2023
    • sallyaI1260BB
      0 contributions
      Fabulous Montreal City Tour
      What a fabulous tour we had with Fran today! Having never been to Montreal before, we feel that we got a wonderful introduction to this beautiful city! Fran is a wealth of knowledge, filling us in on local history, dates, and city lore. She took us to several tasty experiences as well. We would highly, highly recommend this tour….and most especially Fran, if you would like to fully experience the city of Montreal!! Thank you!!!
      Written October 26, 2023
    • carlaynej
      0 contributions
      Exhausting!
      The tour was too long - we were picked up at 9:10 and did not get back to the hotel until 5:30. We were exhausted! Too much driving in the van and we did not see some of the highlights of Montreal such as the Basilica and the gardens. Could definitely have skipped the underground shopping center at the end.
      Written October 19, 2023
    • lovetotravelsat
      0 contributions
      A chance to see so much in one tour
      Mounir was our guide and he was excellent. He was very well versed in the locations and exceedly personable. There were seven of us on the tour. One didn't arrive at his pickup location in a timely manner and one couple was at the wrong location. Our guide went out of his way to accommodate and eventually all were on board. The tour was comprehensive. I was a little concerned about the scheduled length of the trip but at it was, that turned out to be a nonissue. There were numerous stops where we got off the bus and explored. I loved the very small group as we were able to load and unload quickly. The tour was a very positive experience.
      Written October 15, 2023
    • 931peggyr
      0 contributions
      Great way to see and learn about Montreal
      Our guide was very good, informative, helpful and seemed to enjoy his job. We saw Montreal from end to end and had some great treats along the way.
      Written October 10, 2023
    • farawayanita
      0 contributions
      Awesome Tour Guide Loved Visiting Neighborhoods but Very Pricey!
      My tour guide was just awesome. He communicated with everyone well and answered all my questions. I felt very comfortable with him, he seems very knowledgeable about the city. I wish we had seen more of the Underground, everything else was fine but the tour itself is very pricey for what you get. I would recommend more reasonable options that are similar to this tour.
      Written September 26, 2023
    • fsdukejr
      0 contributions
      Went everywhere and saw everything - exhausting 8 hours
      Our guide Francois picked up at our hotel on time at 9AM in an air conditioned white Mercedes van with 4 seats in the back, 3 in the middle and one in the front. The seats were clearly designed for younger people with smaller rear ends so they were very tight but we were only 7 so not all seats were full. The seat belt buckles definitely put a crimp in our butts. Francois was easy to understand and had lots of knowledge about the city. We hit every landmark and place listed on the itinerary but at age 79 it really wore us out. None of the walking parts of the tour were very long but I would definitely not recommend this for someone using a walker. We did okay with walking sticks. The van had big windows and it was easy to take pictures without getting out when we needed to do so. Lunch was on our own for about 1 hour. It was a great way to get a taste of everything you could cram into a day but in the future, I may look for no more than 5 hours.
      Written September 24, 2023
    • 378lynnem
      0 contributions
      Excellent overview of Montreal with a wonderfully knowlegable guide
      We had a fantastic tour of Montreal, with great stops all over the city. Our tour guide was really personable and knowledgeable and had really interesting stories and facts that they shared with us. They were really attentive to the various physical needs and limitations of the guests, and the pace of the tour was just right. I highly recommend this tour and would take it again.
      Written September 24, 2023
    • Steve B
      0 contributions
      Montréal day tour
      Thoroughly knowledgeable guide (David) drove us all over Montréal enabling us to see see and learn about the city, its history and culture. We not have been able to get this much on our own. Highly recommended!
      Written September 23, 2023
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    Elai R
    2 contributions
    Mar 2023
    It's a very basic tour and not worth the high price they are asking for (over 100 USD). I took the 3-hour tour called "Montreal in a nut shell". While our guide Fran was very nice and informative, the tour itself was poorly designed so she couldn't really do much to save the situation. Out of the 3 hours, you spend 2 hours in a car just to get to a church through the suburbs, and then you briefly look at a park and get some nice views of the city. Only in the last hour of the trip do you actually get to see a small portion of the city through the car, while Fran provides interesting information. This tour doesn't include Old Montreal or any of the interesting neighborhoods. Calling it "Montreal in a nut-shell" is a bit unfair because most of the trip is outside of Montreal and you barely drive through it. Only if you take the full 7 hour tour do you actually see the city, so I would recommend only taking that option. The main problem is the price. It costs 100 US dollars for a 3 hour trip that doesn't include much. Other than that, our guide Fran was very pleasant and thoughtful. But they need to redesign the trip or charge much less for it (or just cancel the half-tour option completely and only do the 7 hour option).
    Written March 21, 2023
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    Thank you for your time and notes. While we agree that when our guests has the time, its definitely more rewarding to take the Full-day option, we are really surprised by your comments that the half day option doesn't give an adequate impression of Montreal. Since it was designed in 2020 the Montreal in a Nutshell tour option receives high ratings specifically for being able to fit so much of the city of Montreal in 3-hours while being able to keep a balance between the time spend in the vehicle and stepping outside. My impression is that you have been looking for something more specific in your visit and unfortunately, you didn't carefully read the tour description to make sure what you are looking for is covered before making your booking. Our tours of Montreal, regardless of what is the option taken, take place within the city of Montreal (the only exception is when we drive briefly through the municipality of Westmount). Maybe because Montreal is quite a big and diverse city, you had the impression that you have been out of Montreal! This tour option covers; Downtown Montreal, Mount Royal park (the largest and most highlighted park of the city; this is the equivalent to Central park in NY city), areas of West and east Montreal, the site of the expo 67 and it ends in Old Montreal itself. It also takes our guests to the two most visited landmarks of Montreal; St Joseph Oratory where we stop to visit and Notre Dame Basilica where the tour ends with a photo-stop. The end point was specifically chosen in order to offer more possibilities, including exploring Old Montreal. The price we charge has not been changed since 2 years regardless of inflation and continuous increase of our cost and it reflects our choice of keeping low number of participants in our tours. This gives both our guests and guides the opportunity to have a more interactive and enriching experience as you have thankfully indicated in your comments. We are sorry that this tour didn't fulfill your expectations and we wish you all the best in future travels!
    Written March 21, 2023
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    Lawrence J
    San Francisco, CA154 contributions
    Feb 2020
    We took a half day overview tour of Montreal with Mounir. This tour is really convenient, he picked up and dropped off at our hotel. The tour is a maximum of 6 persons, he had a microphone so everyone in the minivan could hear, and was careful to make sure the temperature in the van was comfortable. He took us around to the highlight spots in Montreal pointing out the interesting neighborhoods, took pictures of us, and finished up at Notre Dame. I highly recommend him!
    Written February 24, 2020
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    Thank you so much Lawrence for the nice review and recommendation. All the best in sunny California !
    Written February 24, 2020
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    Maeghan S
    1 contribution
    Feb 2020 • Couples
    My husband and I visited Montreal for our anniversary, and this tour was perfect! Mounir’s knowledge of Montreal’s history was incredible, he answered all of our questions, and took us to the best spots to take pictures! He was a very good driver, and was accommodating to everyone, having water, candy, and making sure everyone was comfortable. Everything he pointed out was interesting, and we definitely learned a lot about Montreal’s history and culture. We are so pleased with our experience, and definitely recommend this tour to everyone! We already can’t wait to go back someday!
    Written February 17, 2020
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    Thank you so much for your kind review and recommendation. It will be my greatest pleasure to have you again on one of our tours. All the best !
    Written February 18, 2020
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    Claudia M
    1 contribution
    Jun 2020 • Couples
    Mounir is a very experienced and knowledgeable guide, He’s not only professional but also very down to earth and made this tour extremely enjoyable. He went out of his way to make sure that we were comfortable with the temperature in his very nice looking vehicle and he is a very good driver.
    This was a well worth experience visiting this beautiful city and learning so much about its culture, history and roots.
    We most certainly recommend him.
    Thank you so much Mounir!
    Written June 27, 2020
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    Thank you very much Claudia for your review. It was a great pleasure to have you both on the tour. It is not that common to have someone from Montreal on the tour, so it was exciting for me too. All the best and keep safe !
    Written June 27, 2020
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    Bruce M
    Washington DC, DC2 contributions
    I did the full day tour and really enjoyed the whole experience. I wanted to get a good overview of the Montreal area, and zero in on the different places and history that make this city unique. I was very happy with the knowledge of my tour guides, as they have a wealth of knowledge about the city and it’s history. Also, this during the whole covid-19 thing in Montreal, and that did not keep me from enjoying the tour and my trip. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone interested in seeing what Montreal has to offer!
    Written August 11, 2020
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    Thank you very much for your nice review highly appreciated. We hope you remain safe and keep enjoy travelling. All the best !
    Written August 12, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    traveler72767
    pennsylvania5 contributions
    Jun 2022
    This tour was well worth the price. Our guide, Mounir, was extremely knowledgeable and we learned so much about Montreal’s history. Because it was a small group by van, we also were able to see more of the city than we could have in a walking tour. Definitely would recommend.
    Written June 11, 2022
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    Thank you so much for your kind review. It is highly appreciated. Stay safe and all the best!
    Written June 11, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    jlockfl
    FL19 contributions
    This was a perfect way to start our visit to Montreal! Mounir is a fantastic tour guide and gave us a wonderful overview of the city. He answered all of our questions and gave us such a great perspective on the culture and history of the city as well. You can’t beat having a local resident who knows the city so well introduce you to it all in such a knowledgeable and friendly manner. We would have never been able to see and learn so much on our own. Can’t recommend this tour enough. Thank you, Mounir!
    Written March 19, 2022
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    Thank you so much for your nice review. We highly appreciate it. Keep safe and all the best!
    Written March 20, 2022
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    frani48
    Boynton Beach, FL266 contributions
    Our tour guide, Francois, was excellent and made the most of a bad situation created by the tour company. We were 6 people and a guide crowded into a 7 seat KIA. It was very uncomfortable. A small van, mini bus etc should have been provided. The windows were small and you had to squeeze down to see what was talked about. The folks in the rear saw almost nothing. It was difficult to get in and out of the station wagon. If you book this company be sure they provide a comfortable ride for the 3 hour tour.
    Written October 23, 2022
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    We are sorry that you didn't enjoy the 8 seater KIA Carnival that was used for the tour. This vehicle is considered to be one of the most comfortable 8 passenger vehicle in its category. Vehicle type and capacity is based on the participant number in the tour and we shall keep looking for the best options available. We are glad that you enjoyed your guide Francoise. All the best!
    Written October 26, 2022
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    Marilyn L
    2 contributions
    Jun 2022 • Couples
    We loved seeing the beautiful city of Montreal from the vantage point of Mount Royal. Of course, we enjoyed the entire tour very much. Our guide, Mounir, was so pleasant, so knowledgeable, and so intune to our comfort and interests. We were astonished at his fully complete response to every question we had! We now feel fully acquainted with Montreal, and know the areas we want to explore even more.
    Written June 22, 2022
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    Thank you so much Marilyn for your kind review. It is really highly appreciated. Keep safe and enjoy travelling!
    Written June 23, 2022
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    smacc77
    Columbus, OH8 contributions
    Dec 2022
    Our guide Mounir was excellent! He picked up our group of 5 in a very comfortable SUV for our 3 hour tour. He was well informed, interesting, and friendly. He drove us around the different areas of the city, which he knows very well. The tour included a visit to L'Oratoire Saint-Joseph, which was beautiful and very moving. The highlight for our college aged sons was driving onto the Formula 1 track (although at a much slower speed!) I would highly recommend Mounir and this tour especially if you are only in the city a couple of days.
    Written December 27, 2022
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    Thank you so much for your kind review. We really highly appreciate it. Keep safe and happy new year in advance!
    Written December 29, 2022
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