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Private Montreal City Tour

Our Private Montreal City Tour is your exclusive entrée into one of North America’s most sophisticated destinations. With our certified driver at the helm, you can relax as our experienced tour guide shares insights into Montreal’s lively Quebecois culture. TruExperiences Tours delivers utmost comfort in our modern, executive vehicles. Filled with French charm, Montreal offers endless photo opportunities. Anticipate inspiring views of this island city with visits to historical Old Montreal, chic Crescent Street, up to the top of Mont Royal, the triple-peaked hill at its heart.
Become a bon vivant (one who lives well) with us as we tour this vibrant city. Montreal offers both European flair and North American boldness in its architecture and lifestyle. On our tour you’ll gain a local perspective as our seasoned tour guide regales you with vivid commentary. It’s a memorable day as you admire Montreal’s abundant treasures including a scene stealing visit to Mont Royal. Prepare for enthralling views including the renowned Notre Dame Basilica, historic Old Montreal, elegant retail avenues, pulsating port district, and bustling farmer’s market. Come say bonjour with us!

Flexible Schedules. Modern Vehicles. Exceptional Tour Guides.

Tour Highlights

Notre-Dame Basilica

Considered the jewel of Quebec’s religious heritage, this splendid landmark is Canada’s first gothic revival church. Incredibly ornate, the basilica is home to a stunning vaulted ceiling and opulent sculptured altar. Known for remarkable acoustics, the Basilica boasts one of the largest Casavant organs (holding 7,000 pipes!) in North America. Notre Dame is truly a stirring masterpiece!

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Old Montreal

Dating back to the 1600s, Old Montreal is soaked in history. Here lies many of the city’s greatest treasures: Notre Dame Basilica, Bonsecours Market, Place Jacques Cartier, Rue-Saint Paul and the Old Port. Cobblestone streets, elegant cuisine, lively plazas, and horse-drawn carriages are just some of the delights to discover. Vues superbes!

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Farmer's Market

Montreal is filled with epicurean delights and home to 15+ farmers’ markets. Offering a welcoming, village-like ambience, Jean-Talon Market is one of North America’s largest open-air markets. Along the Lachine Canal, the Atwater Market hall is an Art Deco treasure with a renowned bakery. Anticipate a gastronomic journey with market fare maple products, artisan cheese, and handcrafted goods.

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Old Port of Montreal

A popular trading post used by French fur traders as far back as 1611, the Old Port stretches over 2 km (1.2 miles) along the St. Lawrence River. Offering a whirlwind of activities, the Old Port is one of North America’s most beautiful waterfronts. Home to historic landmarks, festivals, river cruises, ferris wheel gondola, and exciting eateries.

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Plateau Mont-Royal

Experience a slice of real life in Montreal’s coolest neighbourhood. Known for its colourful townhouses adorned by curving iron staircases, quirky shops, theaters and galleries, busy bars and nearby parks of Mont Royal. Embrace the Bohemian, laissez-faire attitude of the Plateau.

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Downtown Montreal

Heart of the entertainment district; the rich history of the Museum Quarter radiates outward from the impressive Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Site of Crescent Street’s “joie de vivre” nightlife; and window shopping on famous Rue Sainte-Catherine, Montreal’s renowned store-lined thoroughfare. Below, you’ll find The Underground network of pedestrian passageways linked to metro, shops, and city attractions.

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Bagel Shop

The bagel is the culinary symbol of Montreal. Our tour will include a stop at an authentic bagel shop. Bagel connoisseurs will find the Montreal version to be smaller, thinner, sweeter, denser, with a larger hole. Boiled in malt or honey-sweetened water and baked in a wood-fired oven guarantees fabulous flavour. A bagel beyond compare!

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Saint Joseph's Oratory (Exterior View)

Built upon Mount Royal, the oratory is a National Historic Site and one of the world’s most visited pilgrimage sites. Founded by Saint Brother Andre in 1904 who was credited with miraculous healings. Considered an architectural jewel, the shrine’s massive dome (third largest in the world) is the highest point in Montreal. Look forward to this most divine sight.

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View from Mount Royal

The beloved terrain of Mont Royal lies in the heart of Montreal. Home to the illuminated monument of Mount Royal Cross and Mount Royal Park’s Kondiaronk Belvedere, a lookout with stunning cityscape views. The slopes of Mont Royal are home to St. Joseph’s Oratory, McGill University, Montreal General Hospital, Molson Stadium and the affluent neighbourhood of Westmount.

Prices

PRIVATE TOUR VEHICLE TYPE USD
4 Hours Sedan (1-3 Guests) $640.00
SUV (4-5 Guests) $720.00
Executive Van (6-10 Guests) $840.00
Large Executive Van (11-13 Guests) $1,000.00
Mini-Coach (14-24 Guests) $1,240.00
25+ Guests Contact Us
PRIVATE TOUR VEHICLE TYPE USD
Additional Hours
(Per Hour)
Sedan (1-3 Guests) $112.00
SUV (4-5 Guests) $132.00
Executive Van (6-10 Guests) $140.00
Large Executive Van (11-13 Guests) $160.00
Mini-Coach (14-24 Guests) $200.00
25+ Guests Contact Us
Above prices include private vehicle, driver and tour guide. Tax is not included.

Sample Private Tour Itinerary

Our Private Tour of Montreal offers both a certified driver and tour guide well versed in the life of this ultra-chic city. We’ll pick you up at your Montreal hotel/residence in one of our air-conditioned executive vehicles. We begin in Old Montreal brimming with exceptional heritage buildings amidst cobblestone streets. The Parisian-style setting is home to gems such as Bonsecours Market, Rue-Saint Paul, the Old Port, Place Jacques-Cartier and the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal. Downtown, we see a blend of European flair and North American boldness in Montreal’s design and attitude. Towering skyscrapers intermingle with lavish heritage buildings. Underfoot is the “Underground” pedestrian passageway stretching 32 km (20 miles), linking boutiques, hotels, restaurants, office towers, metro, and city attractions. Onwards to the breathtaking Saint Joseph’s Oratory situated on the slopes of Mount-Royal, the heart of the Montreal. Expect far-reaching, panoramic views at the Kondiaronk Lookout. Returning downtown, we’ll stop at noteworthy neighborhoods and a farmer’s market to get a true taste of Montreal. Come explore the endless diversions of this delightful, French-infused city!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Every vehicle has 1 driver and 1 tour guide. This allows the driver to focus on driving and the tour guide to focus on making your tour exceptional.

We use modern, fully air-conditioned vehicles. Vehicles include luxury sedans, SUVs, Ford Transits, Mercedes-Benz Sprinters and mini-coaches.

Yes. We can accommodate groups of any size.

Yes. We can arrange a pick up and/or a drop off at Montreal Trudeau Airport.  Please contact us for details.

A 10% deposit is due at time of booking. The balance is due 30 days prior to the tour date.  All major credit cards as well as bank transfers are accepted.

Our private tours require a minimum 4 hour booking.  Additional hours can be added.

Our private tour gives you complete flexibility to adjust the schedule.  Please let us know in advance if you have any special requests.