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Things to do in Montreal

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Essential Tour
Heart of Montreal Motorcoach City Tour
Day trips
Heart of Montreal Motorcoach City Tour
Montreal
3h30min
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Must See
A Day in Quebec City and Montmorency Falls
Day trips
A Day in Quebec City and Montmorency Falls
Montreal
12 Hours
Free Cancelation

Bestseller
Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Tour (Red Loop)
Hop on hop off
Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Tour (Red Loop)
Montreal
2 Hours
Free Cancelation

Laurentian mountains and Mont Tremblant Day trip from Montreal
Day trips
Laurentian mountains and Mont Tremblant Day trip from Montreal
Montreal
10 Hours
Free Cancelation

Double Decker- Day and Evening Combo
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Double Decker- Day and Evening Combo
Montreal
2 days / 1 Evening
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Montreal By Night Tour
 
Montreal By Night Tour
Montreal
1h30min
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Things to do in Montreal
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Montréal is a beautiful and exciting city to visit and deciding what to see and do can be difficult. That's where we come in. Gray Line can help you get the most out of the city and choose tours that best suit your interests, whether that's a tour of the city including Old Montréal, Notre Dame Basilica and more — or you could have a day in Quebec City and Montmorency Falls. Customer satisfaction is our top priority, our tours are all led by professional, well-trained guides and we have a reputation as Montréal’s premier sightseeing company.

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Things to do in Montreal
1. Stroll through Old Montreal

The moment you step into Old Montréal, you'll be transported to a different era, with its cobblestones, horse-drawn carriages and historic architecture. As you stroll through the streets, you'll see Notre-Dame Basilica, the historic warehouses, and the charming cafes and restaurants. The architecture of Old Montréal is a mix of styles across the centuries, from Gothic to Renaissance, and it's a perfect place to take a stunning picture. You can also take a guided tour to learn more about the history of the area and the stories behind the buildings. Old Montréal is home to many museums, such as the Pointe-à-Callière Museum of Archaeology and History, that allow you to explore the history of the city and its founding. Old Montréal is a must-see for any first-time visitor, and it's a great way to spend an afternoon discovering the city's past.  

Things to do in Montreal
2. Make the most of your time with a hop-on hop-off bus tour

Relax on one of our famous London-style double-decker buses while you take in the sights of Montréal. The tour is fully-narrated and you can hop off at any time to catch a closer look at the attractions. You’ll see Old Montréal, Place Ville Marie, and the Quartier des Spectacles, among much more.  

Things to do in Montreal
3. Take a boat ride on the St. Lawrence River

Flowing through the center of Montréal towards the Atlantic is the St. Lawrence River, one of the world’s big rivers. St. Lawrence is spectacular and a boat ride is the best way to see Montréal and its skyline in a new light.  

Things to do in Montreal
4. Visit the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

The Montréal Museum of Fine Arts is home to an array of art from all over the world, each piece more beautiful than the next. As you wander through the galleries, spread over five pavilions, you'll be able to see works from famous artists such as Monet, Picasso, and Warhol, as well as works from local artists. The museum also has a vast collection of decorative art, from ancient Egyptian artifacts to contemporary design pieces. There is a range of temporary exhibitions that are always worth checking out. Visiting the museum is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon surrounded by art and culture.  

Things to do in Montreal
5. Take a trip to the Plateau

The district from which Montréal takes its name, Plateau Mont-Royal is one of the most fashionable areas of the city. It is full of art, music and creativity and is known for its bohemian atmosphere and its trendy vibe. Plateau Mont-Royal is the home of the Quebec Conservatory of Music in Montreal, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and many theaters. It will also give you breathtaking panoramic views across the whole city.  

Things to do in Montreal
6. Shop ’til you drop at Jean-Talon Market

The Jean-Talon Market is a vibrant and bustling hub of activity that immerses all your senses. The moment you step inside, you're greeted by the mouth-watering aroma of fresh produce, spices, and baked goods. The farmers’ market, one of the largest in North America, is a treasure trove of locally-sourced fruits and vegetables, some of which you may have never seen before. The vendors are friendly and more than happy to let you sample their wares before you buy. As you stroll through the market, you'll be able to find a variety of unique souvenirs and gifts. From handmade crafts to vintage clothes, there's something for everyone, and it’s surrounded by excellent cafés and restaurants. The vendors are quite skilled in bargaining, so be prepared to haggle for a good deal.  

Things to do in Montreal
7. Stroll through Montréal Botanical Garden

One of the most important botanic gardens in the world, Montréal Botanical Garden is a true feast for the senses. As you wander through the winding paths, you'll be able to see brightly colored flowers, towering trees and delicate butterflies fluttering around. It's a perfect place for families to enjoy together, children can run through the fields of wildflowers and explore the different sections of the garden, such as the Chinese, Japanese and First Nations Gardens.  

Things to do in Montreal
8. Try some traditional Poutine

Poutine is one of the most famous Canadian dishes, and it's probably the best French fries you’ll ever taste. Most restaurants in the city will serve the dish fries, cheese curds and gravy. Poutine used to be mocked by other Canadians but now it has become an iconic Québécois meal. It’s not the healthiest of dishes but it is delicious.  

Things to do in Montreal
9. See a show at the Place des Arts

If you're a lover of music, theatre, or dance, then you're sure to find a performance that will delight you at the Place des Arts. This is the largest arts center in Canada and the hub of Montréal’s cultural scene. The Place des Arts is also home to several of the city's most well-known theaters, Montréal Symphony Orchestra and L’Opéra de Montréal.  

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Montreal By Night Tour
 
Montreal By Night Tour
Montreal
1h30min
Free Cancelation

Bestseller
Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Tour (Red Loop)
Hop on hop off
Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Tour (Red Loop)
Montreal
2 Hours
Free Cancelation

Essential Tour
Heart of Montreal Motorcoach City Tour
Day trips
Heart of Montreal Motorcoach City Tour
Montreal
3h30min
Free Cancelation

Double Decker- Day and Evening Combo
Hop on hop off
Double Decker- Day and Evening Combo
Montreal
2 days / 1 Evening
Free Cancelation

Must See
A Day in Quebec City and Montmorency Falls
Day trips
A Day in Quebec City and Montmorency Falls
Montreal
12 Hours
Free Cancelation

Laurentian mountains and Mont Tremblant Day trip from Montreal
Day trips
Laurentian mountains and Mont Tremblant Day trip from Montreal
Montreal
10 Hours
Free Cancelation

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What our customers are saying about Montreal

Tour and Guide were excellent. The weather matched, too!

Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Tour (Red Loop)

We have been to Montreal many times before, but never taken a bus tour. This tour was excellent. we learned quite a bit we did not know about the city and saw pretty much everything that we wanted to see. the pace was good and the route was a good choice, and the stops were about...

Montreal City Tour

I would recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in cathing the main sights & learning some history about the city! Tour guide was very informative & funny. Also, the driver excellent!

Montreal City Tour