Beyond the Basilica a Walking Tour in Montreal

Montréal, Canada
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From USD 54.57

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Travel from historic Old Montreal to the borough of Plateau Mont-Royal on this walking tour of the city. Visit the ornately decorated Basilica then wander the streets of Vieux-Montréal while learning about the city’s history and checking out its street art. Plus, make stops in the entertainment district and Chinatown.
  • Get a comprehensive look of Montreal; perfect for first-time visitors
  • Wear comfortable shoes; a moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Receive recommendations for the remainder of your stay
  • Beverages, snacks, and a food tasting are included

What's Included

  • Beverages
  • Food tasting
  • Snacks
  • Local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Maisonneuve Monument
    500 Pl. d'Armes, Montréal, QC H2Y 4A4, Canada

    We meet next to engraving «  1642 « on the Maisonneuve Monument middle of Place d'Armes Square, directly across the Notre-Dame Basilica. Tour starts on time and we can't wait for latecomers. Please show up 10 minutes before the tour starts. If you are late, you might not be able to join the group.

End point

  • Dispatch Coffee
    4021 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Y4, Canada

    We end in the Plateau district. We'll leave you with a list of recommendations and point out places if you want to grab a bite or a drink!

What To Expect

Place d'Armes

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Notre-Dame Basilica

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Old Montreal

35 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Underground City

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Saint Laurent Boulevard

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Eva B

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Plateau Mont-Royal

35 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, please be ready for that and to be wearing comfortable shoes.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

Cancellation Policy

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 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.

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Nivashini_K, May 2023
Chris was very detailed, patient and a helpful guide. Highly recommend 1st timers to go on this walk
History revealed!!
Kristin_A, May 2023
Gabriella, our guide, was lively and knowledgeable!! Being our first visit to Montreal, we had no idea about the French/British history. Gabriella brought it to life!! Loved the tour from the basilica to the awesomely, quirky consignment shop!! 100% recommend ❤️
Hidden gems of Montreal
Shraddha_D, May 2023
Marie was such an excellent guide. She was warm cheerful and so friendly. Her stories were delightfully informative. I enjoyed the tour very much. She made history come alive with all her stories about the cultural history of Montreal. Zestful and humorous she led across all the interesting points from old montreal to new montreal. Will definitely recommend the tour if you want the quirky bits and hidden gems of Montreal.
Worth your while
Jovita_C, May 2023
Rodrigo was a great guide, very knowledgeable, good time management and and made the walking tour very worthwhile. Had a really good time, made my Montreal visit a memorable one
Rodrigo is the man!
Geraldbeau_L, May 2023
Recommendable! Cant say a word to describe the experience. It's just amazing! Please have it on your list.
New Chinese food
lynn_s, May 2023
Trying new food and the up beat happy informative tour guide . We saw many things. He did not rush us.
Perfect little intro to Montreal!
Colleen_R, May 2023
A very nice walk through the neighbourhoods of Montreal! I loved all the information the guide shared with us. Small group size made it feel more personal. Enjoyed stopping at local businesses for our snack and coffee.
5 star tour guide Marie
Joan_S, Apr 2023
Fantastic tour! Our guide Marie was knowledgeable and entertaining. She made the Beyond the Basilica tour outstanding!! We loved it!!
Awesome tour guide ...
Justina_E, Apr 2023
Awesome tour guide Got to see a bunch of things we probably wouldn’t have thought to check out on our own
Highly recommend
Nilanjan_M, Apr 2023
We had a great experience. Our guide Gabriela was very knowledgeable and made the tour very enjoyable. Highly recommend!!
Great tour
Maikel_L, Dec 2022
Gabriela was am amazing tour guide! She was very knowleadgable and nice We learned alot about Montreal
Definitely will recommend to others!
Marianne_M, Dec 2022
The tour around the areas surrounding the basilica was great! Our guide certainly knew the area and enjoyed sharing the culture of these different neighborhoods with us.
Great tourm knowledgeable guide!
Donna_S, Dec 2022
We were very impressed with the Basilica Notre Dame even though we have seen many churches in Europe. We also enjoyed the neighborhoods we visited as we would not have seen or known the background of the areas ourselves
Phenomenal tour
easoningchan, Nov 2022
Very knowledgeable tour guide and has tons of local elements baked into the tour, which is a huge plus for me
The tour guide was very...
James_S, Nov 2022
The tour guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and answered questions and took the time to talk to people in the group.
Nice tour
simon_B, Nov 2022
Gabriella was a friendly and informative guide. I learned a lot about Montreal and enjoyed some Chinese fast food and a coffee as part of the walk she led us on. Be aware the tour includes admission to the lovely Basilica, although brief, so you could save $15 by not visiting it prior. Also the tour is not a loop and you'll need to find your own way back basically back down the Saint Laurant bvd. Thank you Gabriella!
The guide was funny and...
Kathy_D, Oct 2022
The guide was funny and engaging. It was nice to get an insiders view of the city. It was really interesting to see a piece of the indoor "underground" city.
Rodrigo was just ok. I...
Cynthia_G, Oct 2022
Rodrigo was just ok. I notice none of the other Beyond the Basilica reviews mention him as a guide, which seems odd. It was fine, but certainly not an exceptional walking tour, compared to many others we’ve been on during our travels.
Great tour!
Kathy_H, Oct 2022
Learning the history of Montreal Gabriella was a great guide. The Basilica is breathtaking! Lots of walking so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
Gabrielle was a...
Bev_Z, Oct 2022
Gabrielle was a knowledgeable guide and showed us the various sights in and around old Montreal. We would have loved to have seen more of the underground stores, but due to time constraints, it was not possible. We enjoyed the walk through Chinatown and eating a steamed bun.

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