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Explore Old Montreal - Small Group Walking Tour

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

If you’re not familiar with Quebec’s past, it can be difficult to fully appreciate the historical and cultural significance of Old Montreal. Gain a deeper understanding of local history and culture, and take the hassle out of finding your way around the labyrinthine cobbled streets on this small-group walking tour.
  • Skip the stress of navigating Old Montreal’s non-grid streets
  • A maximum of ten participants ensures an intimate experience
  • Get restaurant recommendations and tips on must-dos from your guide
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Local certified guide
Small group = only a maximum of 10 people
Gratuities (recommended)
Hotel pick up and drop off
507 Pl. d'Armes , 507 Pl. d'Armes, Montréal, QC H2Y 2W8, Canada

Please wait outside the entrance that says "Edifice Aldred", next to Fous d'Ici Cafe & Boutique. The Aldred Building is on Place d'Armes (the public square in front of Notre-Dame Basilica) opposite the tall modern black skyscraper. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start, tour begins on time.

Bonsecours Market , 350 Rue Saint-Paul E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1H2, Canada

Tour will end in the vicinity of Place Jacques-Cartier square and Bonsecours Market.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Tour operates rain or shine and is mostly outside. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions.
  • 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.
  • This visit is in English.
  • Masks are mandatory in any indoor public space and where 2 meters distance cannot be respected.
  • Mid-November to April: Please see my "Winter Charms of Old Montreal" tour
  • Not recommended for travelers with challenging mobility restrictions due to varied terrain (cobblestones, stairs) and length of tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY MTL Detours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Explore Old Montreal - Small Group Walking Tour ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Great tour, very...
Ewa_O
, Oct 2021
Great tour, very knowledgeable, kind and helpful Guide, great presentation with a lot of information.
star-5
An A+ tour!
Maximo_P
, Oct 2021
This was the best tour we've taken! My wife and I have done dozens of historical tours around the world, and hands down Leslie's tour was the most engaging. She knows the facts, of course, but the secret sauce she brings is that as a local, she connects the city's history with her own family history. This brought it into sharp focus. Suddenly, we weren't talking about a generic person working in that building 200 years ago, it was Leslie's great great grandpa, and she has documents and pictures to tie it all together. She made us truly appreciate what old Montreal was like.
star-5
MTL Detours was excellent to work with. Knowledgeable and excited tour guide, who also provided extra tips and info.
Steven_F
, Sep 2021
The facts about architecture in each period of the city's growth were fascinating. The walking route was easy and interesting as well.
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Lesley is the best.
Walter_R
, Sep 2021
Lesley was amazing. Learned this only a native Montrealer could reveal. I would do another longer tour with her.
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Fun and Engaging
Peggy_P
, Sep 2021
Lesley was a very engaging & knowledgeable guide. She was fun and answered all our questions. At the end of the tour she handed out a map and offered to circle the places you were interested in seeing on your own! Fantastic!
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Lesley rocks!
Rachel_D
, Sep 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour of Montreal with Lesley. She’s knowledgeable and personable and fostered a real sense of companionship in our group of seven. We learned history and local nuance that helped us understand Quebec culture and navigate the city. She also supplied us with recommendations for restaurants and activities! Highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thanks for your kind words, Rachel! Very appreciated! It was wonderful to meet you and thanks for allowing me to show you around :-) Lesley
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Wonderful!
Carlos_M
, Nov 2019
Leslie was simply fantastic. She conducted the tour very well as she took the time to explain everything in detail at every stop we made. She knows her city very well and who better than a knowledgeable native Montrealer to take you around and share key information unknown to visitors? That's Leslie. Job Well-Done!. Keep it up :). If I book a tour in Montreal in the future, I'll do it with Leslie. Note: My honest apologies to Leslie and Viator for my late, very late reply. I have been crazy busy in Ottawa with work. I slipped (unintentionally) to post my comment when it should have been done earlier. I'm sorry :(
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Amazing Tour Guide
FarAway772672
, Oct 2019
My mom, sister and I did this tour with our guide Lesley Thompson (MTL Detours) through Viator in October. It was supposed to be a small group tour in any event, but through sheer luck it was just the 3 of us. Lesley was beyond amazing!! Not only does she clearly know everything about her city and its history near and far, she enthusiastically shares it with you. No boring or dry content here! She went at our pace and tailored the tour after our interests and requests. If I went back to Montreal in the future with friends, I wouldn't hesitate to book this tour again with MTL and Lesley.
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A Terrific Tour!
Nataliea_E
, Jun 2019
My daughter and I did a girls trip to Montreal and we booked the walking tour for the day of our arrival. What a great decision. Lesley did an amazing job showing us some of the many sights of old Montreal that we were later able to revisit. The tour included a lot of interesting historical information and Lesley knew all the spots for perfect photo opportunities. She gave us so many wonderful recommendations for things to do. We chose only restaurants she recommended and we were not disappointed. You can’t beat a tour with someone who grew up in the city and has the familiarity of a local. I definitely recommend this tour with Lesley as your tour guide. Thank you Lesley for being part of the wonderful memories we made that weekend.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thanks for joining me! Seeing the city with a true Montreal local is the best way to explore and get the insider scoop on things. You and your daughter were lovely and it was my pleasure to show you around!

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