We offer private guide services at all times,
on the date and at the time of your choice.

The guide services must be booked for a minimum of 2 hours.
 

Bus Tours

Classic visitsxz


Montréal

From Ville-Marie to the Montréal of tomorrow, follow your guid
e and discover of one of the largest French speaking cities in the world.

This overview covers Old Montréal including a visit to the Notre-Dame Basilica ($); the Port; Jean-Drapeau Park (St. Helen's and Notre-Dame Islands); the Botanical Gardens and the Olympic Park; the Latin Quarter; Mount Royal Park and St. Joseph's Oratory; the residential areas of Westmount; the downtown area and the Underground City.



Photo : ©
Tourism Montréal

The places visited on the tour will depend on its length.
Suggested duration: 3 to 4 hours.
Scheduled at your convenience.


Québec
First official French settlement founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, you will discover the only walled city in North America and the fabulous region of the Province of Québec's capital.

Experience the European charm of the first French settlement in North America. This is your chance to experience history first-hand. The Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, the Ramparts, world-famous Château Frontenac, the National Assembly, Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica, City Hall, Place-Royale, Citadelle and a glimpse of modern Québec City are the perfect introduction to the city.

                                                                                                         Photo: GK Tramrunner229

The places visited on the tour will depend on its length.
Suggested duration: 2 hours or 3 hours. Scheduled at your convenience.


Ottawa
Welcome to Canada's Capital!
Your professional guide will make you discover different important buildings and areas of Ottawa such as the Canadian Parliament, the Supreme Court, the residence of the Prime Minister of Canada, the history of the Rideau Canal and the village of Rockliffe Park. Cross the Outaouais River and discover the city of Gatineau and its impressive Canadian Museum of Civilization.


Photo : Raul Heinrich


The places visited on the tour will depend on its length.
Suggested duration: 2 hours or 3 hours. Scheduled at your convenience.


Specialized visitsz
 

Multicultural Montréal
An overview of life in the various districts of Montréal. Successive waves of immigrants have contributed to the make-up of the city. Discover the distinctive lifestyles of different ethnic groups and learn how they have contributed to the architecture, gastronomy, economy and culture of Montréal. The tour includes Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese and Jewish neighbourhoods.

The number of places visited on the tour will depend on its length. Suggested duration: 4 hours of guide services. Scheduled at your convenience.

For a small additional fee per person, you can add surprise tastings to the tour.
 


Great Montrealers
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earn more about the history and accomplishments of the pioneers who have made Montréal what it is, from yesterday to today. Discover the first settlers who came to Montréal, true heroes of our history. Revisit the past of eminent citizens of the Victorian era and of the 20th century who contributed to the cultural, industrial and social life of Montréal. Find out about their achievements and how they went about shaping the history of this unique city!


Montréal by Night
Come visit Montréal when night falls! During this visit, you will observe the illumination of Old Montréal that emphasizes its atmosphere and its architecture of the last centuries. Starting out from the Kondiaronk Belvedere and the Camillien-Houde view-point on Mount Royal, discover the impressive skyline of the city. Go through the vibrant streets: Saint-Catherine, Saint-Denis, Saint-Lawrence Boulevard and Mont-Royal Avenue where you will discover many shops, lights, restaurants, cafés and night clubs.


Lady Montréal and Her Castles
Did you know that at the turn of the century, 70% of Canada's wealth was concentrated in the hands of 25 000 people who lived in an area of about a square mile in Montréal?

Follow your guide to discover the nicest residences of Montréal from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. You will also learn about exclusive areas such as Westmount or about the French Canadian bourgeoisie at St-Louis Square and the Latin Quarter. We will also show you the typical houses of the French and British regimes and hidden treasures of the Victorian era.


The City of One Hundred Church Steeples
On a trip to Montréal, Mark Twain once remarked: “This is the first time I was ever in a city where you couldn't throw a brick without breaking a church window.”

Your guide will explain all about the historic significance of religion in Montréal and the evolution of the different parishes. Follow them as they guide you throughout the city on this inspiring tour.

Photo : ©Tourism Montréal

You will not only discover the exterior beauty of these places of prayer but you will also see the riches hidden within.


Women in Montréal's History
How much do you know about the important contribution of women to Montréal's history? Follow our guide and learn more about these contributions.  From Pointe-à-Callière to the Montréal Bell Centre, not to mention the Olympic Stadium, you will hear about women such as Marguerite d'Youville, Thérèse Casgrain, Denise Pelletier, Lise Payette, Sylvie Frechette and Céline Dion. On Notre-Dame Street, in the shadow of the Court House, learn about the problems faced by Louise de Ramezay, the daughter of the 11th Governor of Montréal; or of Agathe de Saint-Père, one of Montréal's first business women; or even of Phyllis Lambert, founder of the Canadian Centre for Architecture and internationally renowned architect.


photos: B. LajeunesseThe Jewish Heritage Tour
During the tour, your guide will give you information about the city, and also on the Jewish Community so that you will understand the importance of its contribution to Montréal's culture, gastronomy and history. In addition to the Jewish district of Outremont, we will make you discover Old Montréal, the downtown area, the Golden Square Mile as well as Mount Royal.

As an option, it is possible for you to visit the Holocaust Museum, Emmanu-el Beth Sholom or to taste typical dishes ("smoked meat", bagels).


Unknown Parks and Gardens

Tomatoes growing mere steps away from downtown’s Place des Arts… Is it possible? Follow your guide and discover the hidden gardens and parks of Montréal, many of them right in the heart of the city. It’s a trip that will definitely have you seeing green!

You will see among other places: Jean-Drapeau Park, Château Ramezay’s unique little kitchen garden,  La Fontaine Park, Victoria Square and the “urban forest” of the Palais des congrès, Dorchester Square,  the famous Mount Royal Park, Lafontaine Park and the Saint Joseph's Oratory's gardens.


A visit to Maison Saint-Gabriel or the gardens of the Musée des Hospitalières de Saint-Joseph can also be included (admission fees apply).
 


Montréal, Take one... Action!
What do Brad Pitt, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Jake Gyllenhaal, Julia Roberts, Cate Blanchett, George Clooney and Bruce Willis have in common? They all came to shoot movies in Montréal and adored the city! Eclectic metropolis, Montréal possesses multiple photogenic areas for the movie industry: an old city made of stone, modern skyscrapers, a mountain, a river and much more.

As many great producers from here and abroad have done before you, follow the guide! You will see Montréal from a different perspective in this tour that brings to light the untold stories and tricks of the movie trade.



Christmas à la Montréal
 

Set out to discover how Montréal shines during this magical time of year! Follow your guide and succumb to the winter charm of the city with its scintillating lights, lively shop windows and sparkling decorations. Find out more about the secrets of the Christmases of yesteryear and the best places for holiday shopping.

Day packages including museum visits and a meal are available on request. To be able to enjoy the beauty of the Christmas decorations we suggest a late afternoon or early evening tour.

Photo : ©Tourism Montréal, Daniel Choinière


Growing up in Montréal
IPODs, cell phones, Facebook, soccer and video games are part of the everyday lives of today’s teens. But in the past, what did kids do in Montréal? What was life like for the children of New France?

Follow your guide to discover the city’s most important neighbourhoods all while learning more about the lives of young Montrealers from eras past. What traditions and customs did they live with? What did they do for entertainment? How was family life like, and did they have to work? Find the answer to all these questions and more on this fascinating and illuminating tour. 


Montréal, Sex & the City
Discover Montréal from a different point of view! From the city's foundation to the prohibition period, discover the evolution of behaviours and sexuality in Montréal. Skim through the Red Light District where many famous brothels and clubs made the reputation of "the main street of Montréal", Saint-Laurent Boulevard. Also, see the influence and the control which the church exerted on the families and their way of living during the fifties and sixties. From the downtown area to the Village to the Plateau, you will surely make some surprising discoveries!


Unusual & Unknown Montréal
Often one believes they know a city, but do you know all of Montréal's secrets? Throughout the course of the tour, in the downtown and Old Montréal areas, you will discover strange sites which were used for movie sets. As well, your guide will show you different shops, stores, bars and unusual restaurants that are like works of art. 
 

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You want to discover a particular aspect of Montréal? It will be a pleasure for us to adapt a visit to your specific needs.

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