Free walking tour of Old Montreal

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Helene
Registered on March 31, 2021

Hi! I’am a passionate “globetrotteure” who travelled around the world and worked for many years guiding French, English, Spanish travellers around Canada. I am a professional licensed guide of Montreal and I can give you the inside “scoop”of the city, from history, cuisine, architecture and more.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Montreal stretches over a 50km long island and the old city is located on the shores of San Lorenzo. In just 375 years it was founded by French missionaries in 1642, 3 centuries of history that made Montreal the first major commercial center in Canada.

 In this free walking tour we will visit:

  • Plaza de Armas: Monument to the founders.
  • Notre-Dame Basilica: masterpiece, considered one of the splendid churches in North America
  • Bank of Montreal
  • Seminary
  • St-Jacques Street: In this "Wall Street" of Canada where the statement "Montreal was the metropolis of Canada" takes on all its meaning. Bold architecture, banks and insurance companies, very beautiful facades etc.
  • Plaza Victoria: Park, subway, underground city, ICAO and World Trade Center.
  • Porto Vecchio: In its glory days and for centuries it was one of the most important inland ports in North America.
  •  Set of historic and romantic streets that descend to the San Lorenzo river.
  • Place Jacques-Cartier: Hotel de Ville, the town hall, the Bonsecours market, the chapel, the S-Paul street and Notre-Dame


 You can not miss it !!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    462 Pl. Jacques-Cartier, Montréal, QC...
    462 Pl. Jacques-Cartier, Montréal, QC H2Y 3B3, Canada
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    I have a red hat and a Montreal flag

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Historic Site Marguerite-Bourgeoys and Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Carolina 19 Sep 2023
Costa Rica

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Travelled in family - Sep 2023
Ella es muy simpática. Y hace la visita muy entretenida. Motivó a mis hijos en su vida. Su compañía fue muy amena. Nos dio muchos tips turísticos de la cuidad
Lucrecia 03 Sep 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Excelente tour, Hélène super amable, entretenida, informada, culta, un placer recorrer Montreal con alguien tan apasionada por su país.
Elisabet 16 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Indicó 12h antes que el tour no se iba a realizar [era el desfile del pride] con un mensaje en guruwalk pero nunca lo llegó a cancelar, asistimos la punto de encuentro pero nunca apareció... hubiésemos agradecido que lo hubiese cancelado oficialmente y con más anticipación.
Rafael 04 Jul 2023

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Travelled in group - Jul 2023
En general, nos pareció bueno el recorrido, la guru tiene buen manejo del español sin embargo agregaba muchas palabras en francés, lo qué confundía a las personas que estábamos en el tour. Recomendaría prestar más atención a todo el grupo, ya que en ocasiones se alejaba de varios integrantes, también tratar en lo posible de seguir el plan y los horarios establecidos. Muchas gracias Helene!
David 03 Jul 2023
Santo Domingo

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Travelled in group - Jul 2023
Excelente!! Helene es completamente profesional y muy divertida! Lo haria otra vez con ella sin dudarlo!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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