Montreal City Sightseeing Tour with Live Commentary

Montréal, Canada

From USD 47.65

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


Experience an overview of Montreal on this guided sightseeing tour of the city. Visit many of Montreal’s top attractions and historical sites like Notre-Dame Basilica, Chinatown, Mount Royal Park, Olympic Stadium, Saint Joseph's Oratory, Old Port, and Old Montreal, to name a few. Hop aboard a comfortable motor coach and get to know the largest city in Quebec province, with live commentary from a professional tour conductor. Montreal hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Sightseeing tour of Montreal aboard a comfortable coach
  • Admire famous sites such as Old Montreal, Notre-Dame Basilica, and St. Joseph's Oratory
  • Soak up the quaint French atmosphere and enjoy live commentary from your knowledgeable guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

See more than you could on foot on this bus tour with easy hotel pickup.

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (only subject to downtown hotels)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary
  • Local taxes
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • 1001 Rue du Square Dorchester
    1001 Rue du Square Dorchester, Montréal, QC H3B 1N1, Canada

    We are located inside the Information Center on the right hand side.

Pickup points

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Get to know the city of Montreal, Quebec and its top attractions on this entertaining and educational guided tour. The tour begins with a downtown Montreal hotel pickup, or meet the guide and the rest of the tour group in the city.

Climb aboard a comfortable motor coach and enjoy the view of the city with a live commentary of interesting facts and stories from an expert guide who knows this historic city inside and out. Learn about the past, present, and future of Montreal, the largest city in Quebec, as the coach rolls along from one location to the next.

Enjoy a journey through time in Old Montréal, located between the St. Lawrence Seaway and the downtown skyscrapers. Founded in 1642, this old town is one of the most popular attractions for visitors and locals alike. It’s also the home of the Notre-Dame-Basilica, widely recognized as one of the most impressive landmarks in the world. The original stained-glass windows here paint a story of Montréal’s religious history.

There’s also Olympic Stadium, created for the Summer Olympic Games in 1976. This architectural masterpiece features the tallest inclined tower in the world at 539 feet (165 meters). Mount Royal Park offers an impressive view of the city from its lookout location and St. Joseph’s Oratory is the largest Italian Renaissance-style basilica in Canada.

Other points of interest include Chinatown, Old Port, Bonsecours Market Building, Place Jacques Cartier, City Hall, Place Ville-Marie, and much more.

It truly is a fun and fast way to get to know the city of Montreal and the many amazing attractions it offers.

Old Montreal

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Old Port of Montreal

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Notre-Dame Basilica (Pass By)

Olympic Park (Parc olympique)

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mount Royal Park

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bonsecours Market (Marche Bonsecours) (Pass By)

Place Jacques-Cartier (Pass By)

Place Ville-Marie (Pass By)

Chinatown (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tours are offered in French and English with a professional bilingual guide
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 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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Traveller Tips

You mostly drive past Old Montreal, so head back after the tour to really explore the cute shops and walk down the old streets.
This is a good tour if you only have one day in Montreal.


1,343 reviews
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Operator, Norman, was Excellent with info & driving. The only reason for 4 instead of 5 is because my husband was upset
Richard_M, June 2023
Because my husband was upset that a bottle of water wasn’t given or a place to buy one. 3.5 hrs with no water on a 90degree weather day is dehydrating. Or told to bring a bottle of water etc. Norman was excellent in info & driving.
Great tour!
michelle_m, June 2023
Learned new facts. Felt safe. It was interesting and I got an idea of the layout of montreal. I appreciate the history.
Learning Tour
Doug_O, May 2023
The interesting and informative commentary from Norm!! Our second time on this tour with Norm. He’s great!! Really knows Montreal.
yolanda_f, May 2023
The tour was good you got to see many of the landmarks in Montreal, but the tour is too short. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We stopped at the Notre Dame Basilica, the Olympic Stadium. Overall it was good.
Fun but short tour
David_C, May 2023
We had a wonderful Tour guide. Wish we could have gotten down on some of the sights. Thank you very much
Really Disappointed !!!
Marthahall_R, May 2023
I travel a lot with my family and always book with Viator . I had a very bad experience with the tour company as far as getting the hotel mixed up for pick up ok the morning even though I confirmed by phone and via chat . When I called the booking office , didn’t even apologize but kept making excuses about traffic and such , even though it was Sunday morning and streets were empty .They didn’t even want to admit they made a mistake . The tour guide was good , his name Richard but the company doesn’t value customers , when I complained to Viator , I was really surprised at how the rep was so inexperienced and didn’t even know how to handle such a complaint . Really bad bad experience overall . Viator disappointed me . Overall , tour was good but customer service not really up to par
An awesome tour for groups of all sizes!!
Ameya_P, May 2023
Cecile (guide) and Frank (driver) were exceptional in our tour experience.. What was a well rated tour on Viator ended up delivering on our expectations and exceeded it in many aspects. Cecile’s humor was a big difference maker and our group of 7 could very well relate to it.. The only feedback I’d have is having slightly longer stops so it doesn’t feel rushed.. Kudos overall!!!
Not happy with this tour
Elizabeth_S, May 2023
There were major problems with the shuttle bus the tour sent to pick us up at our hotel and we ended up getting picked up almost forty minutes late. We and a few other groups then were late getting to the tour which was already in progress. Once on the tour we were turned off by the local guide who seemed more interested in impressing us with his life and antidotes of how to beat the system in Montréal than in really educating the group about the city and its history. He also made some pretty insensitive remarks about different “types” of people. Overall would not recommend this tour at all.
Sharpen your act up!!
Peter_M, May 2023
Not very impressed with the lack of communication on arrival at office. No idea which bus we were supposed to get on? Eventually directed to a coach having been thrown off an open-top bus, which we had booked! Also objected to being told by driver at end of tour that he was looking for a good tip as he considered it part of his salary!!
Great way to see Montreal!
Daphney_C, May 2023
Norman was an excellent guide, very informative and funny too. The tour was bilingual English and French. He gave us lots of ideas to revisit next time we come.
Not what I expected
Zulmary_C, May 2023
Not what I expected. You will not really visit the Saint Joseph Oratory, Botanical Garden. Tour guy and driver were very nice.
Montreal Bus Tour
Cindy_T, May 2023
We had an excellent tour guide who also worked on his birthday! We covered most of Montreal. I especially liked the Basilica he took us to that was copied from the Vatican.
Irene_S, May 2023
Great, thanks,, Frank very informative, and driver nice too,, I’ve been using Viator for a while, and if there’s any inevitable issues, they always helpful, considerate and reliable, !! Kudos to all of u!!
Despite Norman being a...
Katherine_L, May 2023
Despite Norman being a knowledgeable tour guide and driver, it rained the entire time we were on our tour. The weather definitely affected our perception of the city and the sites visited. We all made the most of it and enjoyed each other’s humor. Try, try again …
Very disappointing
Katherine_F, May 2023
We had only a cursory view of most of the sites mentioned in the description of the tour. The longest stop we had was at a place where we could buy bakery items and cheese and use the restroom. Some helpful information about the city was shared, but our guide, Andre, expressed way too many bigoted opinions and remarks for our taste. His negative demeanor greatly took away from the experience. Others on the tour shared our view on this. The bus driver did an excellent job and was quite pleasant.
Waste of our time and money
David_L, May 2023
Bus was in poor condition. Had a bad smell. We didnt feel like we experienced the city like we expected. Rushed through the old town and didnt let us off the bus. Trapped
Strongly recommend
Helena_H, May 2023
Great general view of Montreal. Norman is really good. He informed, amused and good driver. For visitors with no much long time to stay in the city, it is a good sightseeing option.
Awesome trip with a lot...
Lavanya_R, May 2023
Awesome trip with a lot of information. Very well organized and time was managed effectively with picture stops at important landmarks
karen_k, May 2023
We were driven around Montreal for 3 hours being shown every hospital, church and building that was of little interest. We finally got to the Olympic ski jump and were told we had 5 minutes to look across the street and see it. Honestly, it was the only interesting thing we saw. The tour guide was very rude, continually told us we'd better be on the bus or else. Very curt and demanding. Almost demanded a tip at the end of the tour. You also need to note that the starting point is no longer the visitor information center, it is CLOSED. Rewrite your directions!
Cecile was was...
Niall_S, May 2023
Cecile was was informative and entertaining. A good all around view of Montreal by bus enlivened by interesting stops

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