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You will visit Notre Dame Basilica, Observatoire Place Ville Marie, a St. Lawrence River Cruise and an observation area on top of Mount Royal plus enjoy a narrated driving tour of the city passing: Old Montreal, St. Joseph’s Oratory, the Old Port of Montreal and more.


  • Take photos from incredible Mount Royal viewpoint
  • Visit inside Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal
  • 360-degree birds eye view of the city from Observatoire Place Ville Marie
  • Relaxing, 90-minute cruise along St. Lawrence River
  • Driving tour featuring Old Montreal, St. Joseph's Oratory, Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery and more

Urban, cosmopolitan, and featuring a touch of European flair, the city of Montreal is incredibly vibrant. It is an eclectic city in Canada that allows you to indulge in both natural as well as urban activities. You can take a guided tour of this majestic city with our local guide while discovering the myriad of delights that await you in one of the liveliest cultural cities in Canada.  

The Best of Montreal guided tour highlights some of the major attractions of the city. The tour is aimed at offering you an insight into the rich cultural and architectural attractions in Montreal. You get to visit some of its famous landmarks and activities including the Notre-Dame Basilica, the St. Lawrence River Cruise, and Observatoire Place Ville Marie. At the same time, you’ll also get an opportunity to explore the rural setting of the old city. Expect to have a great time on this unforgettable tour!  

  • Small group
  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Expert guides
Availability May - Oct
Duration 4 hours
Departs From Montreal
Minimum age No limit
Difficulty Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Pick Up Yes
Meet on Location No


  • No Booking Fees
  • Fast & secure payment
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Free Cancellation

What's included


  • Narrated driving tour of Montreal with photo stop at Mount Royal
  • Admission to Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal
  • 90-minute St. Lawrence River cruise ride
  • Admission to Observatoire Place Ville Marie
  • Small tour group size limited to 6 guests
  • Pick up and drop off from anywhere in downtown Montreal

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Dress for the weather

Not Included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Snacks (may be available for purchase on river cruise)

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The tour starts with a drive through the areas of Old Montreal and Westmount where you get to visit and marvel at Mount Royal. The city of Montreal is known to have derived its name from the Mount Royal (or Mont Royal in French). As you drive to the mountain, you will be passing by some of the city’s most famous attractions  including the world-famous St. Joseph’s Oratory, which is the largest church in Canada. From the top of Mount Royal, you can capture stunning views of the entire cityscape.

The next stop is at the famous Observatoire Place Ville Marie – it’s also referred to as Observatoire 360. You will be taken up 188 meters (616 feet) to the observation deck of the tower in an elevator. As you reach the top of the famous observatory, you can enjoy mesmerizing views of the entire city in all its glory.

Then, you will head to the Notre-Dame Basilica. It is a famous church featuring Gothic Revival architecture along with impressive views of the glass-stained windows adorning its interiors. 

The final stop of the guided tour is going to be at the city’s Old Port. Here, you will hop on the St. Lawrence River Cruise and enjoy a relaxing 90-minute journey across the beautiful river. From the river, you get to enjoy amazing views of the city while also learning about the rich history of the area. As the guided tour of the city comes to an end, you will be escorted back to your hotel.