Best of Montreal Small Group Tour with River Cruise + Notre Dame

Montreal, Canada

From USD 160.04

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


With limited time in Montreal, this small-group half-day tour ensures you don’t miss any of the highlights. Visit Olympic Park and take in the views from the Olympic Tower, enjoy a scenic boat cruise along the St. Lawrence River, and see sights including Notre Dame Basilica, Mount Royal, and the Old Port of Montreal.
  • Comprehensive Montreal tour ideal for time-crunched visitors
  • Magnificent views of Montreal as you cruise the St. Lawrence River
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Montreal hotel
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 11 people

What's Included

  • Pick up and drop off at any Hotel located in the downtown Montreal area
  • Narrated driving tour
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Notre Dame Basilica (Not available Sunday - due to mass)
  • Biodome admission fee
  • Le Grande Roue (Monday - Wednesday & Boat Replacement)
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

10:30 am

Pickup details

Pick up time will be confirmed 1-3 days prior to the tour date via email or phone. If you do not have access to these, please be ready 30 minutes prior to tour start time in the hotel lobby. We only pick up in Downtown Montreal. During summer months (June-August) we are unable to pick up in Old Montreal, we will suggest a central meeting location instead.

What To Expect

Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Old Montreal

1 hour Admission Ticket Free


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable footwear recommended/dress according to the weather
  • The St. Lawrence River Cruise only operates Thursday to Sunday and is seasonal, when not operating it will be replaced with a visit to La Grand Roue
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Notre Dame Basilica may not be available on Sundays
  • There is some walking involved - can be reduced specifically for guests with health restrictions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 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 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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32 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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RichardM_C, May 2023
Our tour guide, Germaine, was very nice. St Joseph Church and Mont Royal were lovely. We expected a tour of Notre Dame Basilica. However, the tour only included admission into Notre Dame where we were on our own to look around for approximately 15 minutes. The river cruise was OK. In our opinion, this tour was overpriced.
Exceptional tour of Old Montreal
Douglas_B, May 2023
Our tour guide Mustafa provided a wonderful overview of both the history and inspiring architecture of Old Montreal. He was both professional and incredibly knowledgeable, while weaving richly detailed background stories of our experiences throughout the tour. We had a wonderful time and recommend this tour and tour guide to all visitors to this wonderful city.
The best tour ever!Highly...
Natalya_G, May 2023
The best tour ever!Highly recommend! Our guide Mostafa was very knowledgeable about the history of Montreal and took his time to show the city in details. Thank you!!
Grret tour with a lot packed into a short period of time
Kenneth_H, Apr 2023
Mufassa did a great job of finding out what we were most interested in seeing/learning on our tour, and requested feedback several times on whether we were getting enough/too much/right amount of detail. The tour was a great way of seeing Montreal and learning its history in a condensed period of time.
Great tour. Best guide. Very flexible for what we wanted.
MichaelSeaver, Apr 2023
Marvelous experience and wonderful guide. Mustafa met us at our hotel and guided us through the city expertly. Even though we had been in Montréal last October, we learned and saw so much more. His knowledge of the history and architecture was incredible and made the experience absolutely delightful. He tailored the day to what we wanted to see and learn about and he made great recommendations for us to continue our Montréal experience over the next few days. His knowledge of the old buildings really made a difference. A very personable guide and teacher! Thank you!
Pleasant guide. She was knowledgeable and flexible!
CamTrang_L, Sept 2022
Guide knowledge and flexibility And a very good driver. An interesting person and a love of Montreal.
Good tour guide
jeanlbeegle, Aug 2022
Notre Dame church our guide was good and he explained very well all the sights we saw! I liked having a small group. There was enough time to see everything.
Bus trip on last day
christy_c, Aug 2022
Went on bus tour on my last day in Montreal. Met some nice people and the bus driver/tour guide was very nice, friendly and made everyone on the bus have a nice time.
Got to know Montreal
Paula_P, July 2022
Omar was a very personable and knowledgeable guide. You do go all around Montreal but it is a little heavy on churches.
Our guide did a good job...
Jerry_M, June 2022
Our guide did a good job of covering the history of the city while getting us to the highlights while entertaining us. Good job of parking and escorting us in and out of the venues. Very personable and knowledgeable. Comfortable transportation and on time.
Not worth the money!!
JUDY_C, Oct 2021
We were very disappointed. We were in the very back of an suv. Very small windows, very hard to see. For the price of the tour we expected a better vehicle. The bio dome was interesting, but way too much time there. We couldn’t get in the cathedral, which made no sense to us. There were only 4 people the tour and you can easily get in as individuals, which we did on our own later. The fact the boat wasn’t running was not the tour company’s. The Ferris wheel was a pleasant and fun replacement. Guide was very nice and accommodating. We’re expecting more of a more in depth tour. Not worth the money.
False advertising.
Larissa_E, Sept 2021
The tour was essentially sitting in a car and took pictures of buildings under construction. waited 45min for the tour guide to meet us at our agreed meet up location after the olympic stadium was complete. had to call to find out if the tour guide was coming back to get us. tour guide was not knowledgeable about the history of Montreal. there was no cruise or substitute. rushed to leave the look out point.
Great small group tour of Montreal!
John_O, Sept 2019
Philip did an excellent job educating 6 of us as he showed us the highlights of Montreal. Although the tour is timed at approximately 4 hours, the boat tour, conducted by the cruise company, added another one and one-half hours ensuring a look at Montreal from more than one perspective. A very enjoyable day well spent!
Ultimate Montreal 4 hour tour in small van with boat cruise
Shanawar_A, Sept 2019
Munir was very personable, knowledgeable and thorough! Excellent tour guide! Well paced and full of information! We were amazed that he had detailed answers for everyone's questions on a wide variety of subjects from history, to statistics, to politics , to entertainments, restaurants and recreation/sports etc.
Excellent tour
William_P, Sept 2019
Our Guide, Audrey, was very knowledge and very pleasant as a guide. It was a good mix of walking, driving, and the boat excursion
Great Ultimate Montreal Tour
Robert R, Aug 2019
Really enjoyed tour. Adam was great and personable.There were only four of us and two left early, it felt like a private tour. Adam was very accommodating, knowledgeable, helpful and took very good care of us. Awesome!
Awesome tour of me montreal!
Janet_G, June 2019
Had a private tour for our family with Audrey who was fabulous. We saw Mont Royal and the surrounding neighborhoods, and stoped to photograph the views from the top of the mountain. Another highlight was the Olympic stadium from 1976. Having watched it on tv, it was awesome to see and go to the top for more spectacular views. Last was the boat tour on the St Laurence. Audrey was prompt with a wealth of information.

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