Our suggestions for guided tours in Montréal

Tourisme Montréal

This article was updated on May 17, 2024.

There’s no better way to discover (or rediscover) Montréal than with an expert certified guide. Explore a neighbourhood’s culture, art, history or food on foot, by bicycle or even on a scooter! Here’s where to book your next tour.

16/42 tours

Montréal | Schedule: all year round

Stroll through Montréal’s many different neighbourhoods on a guided tour with 16/42 tours. Whether it’s Mile End, Old Montréal, downtown or Parc-Extension, there’s a tour for everyone. Plus, children under 12 can come along for free!

For more information and to make a reservation, visit their website.

 

Aventures H2O

2727 B Saint-Patrick Street | Schedule: May to September

Navigate the waters of the Lachine Canal or the St. Lawrence River by kayak with Aventures H2O. Beginners can take the two-hour introductory kayaking course, and rentals of pedal boats, kayaks, electric boats and canoes are available on site.

For more information and to make a reservation, visit their website.

 

Montréal en Wheels (Ça Roule Montréal)

27 De la Commune Street East | Schedule: May to October

Since 1995, Montréal On Wheels has been offering a variety of themed bicycle tours of the city.  Choose from a classic city tour, an architecture tour, a tour for families with young children or even a gourmet bike tour. Montréal On Wheels also gives you the option of following their tours on a standard or electric bike, and they offer bike rentals by the hour or by the day. Their guided tours are available in several languages, including Spanish, German, Portuguese and Italian.

For more information and to make a reservation, visit their website.

 

Jusst

80 Prince-Arthur Street | Schedule: all year long

Strap on your helmet and hop on an electric scooter for a guided tour of Montréal! Jusst offers two city tours: “Montréal’s Essentials” and “Insta Worthy”. The three-hour tours include basic training on the scooter, the rental of an electric scooter, a snack and the services of a certified guide. Rental and purchase of electric scooters are also possible.

For more information and to make a reservation, visit their website.

Fitz Montréal Bike Tours

1251 Rachel Street East | Schedule: all year long

Treat yourself to an authentic experience with Fitz Montréal Bike Tours. By bike or on foot, certified guides will help you discover Montréal like a local. Interested in a bike tour to see the city’s hidden gems, or a tour on foot to uncover the secrets of the underground pedestrian network? Fitz offers private tours suitable for every member of the family.

For more information and to make a reservation, visit their website.

 

Guidatour

360 Saint-François-Xavier Street | Schedule: all year long

In business for 37 years, Guidatour specializes in guided tours of all kinds, from Old Montréal and murals to spooky ghost tours. They also offer services in several languages (French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Mandarin, etc.).

For more information and to make a reservation, visit their website.

 

Montréal Ghosts

360 Saint-François-Xavier Street | Schedule: all year long

Speaking of ghosts, do you know that they haunt the historic district? Montréal Ghosts invites you for a walk through the cobblestone streets of Old Montréal to discover the mysteries, sordid stories and criminal intrigues that have marked the history of the neighborhood. This tour is offered in French or English.

For more information and to make a reservation, visit their website.

 

Héritage Montréal

480-3575 boulevard Saint-Laurent | Schedule: all year long

Héritage Montréal offers a number of themed guided tours, such as the ArchitecTours and the urban itineraries of Heart of the city. Like an invitation to explore, they invite you to contemplate the remarkable architecture and rich heritage that enrich Montreal's street corners, while discovering their past and recent evolution, and their influence on city planning and living.

For more information and reservations, visit their website.

 

Local Montréal Food Tours

Montréal | Schedule: all year long

Foodies will love discovering the cultural and culinary richness of Montréal neighbourhoods with Local Montréal Food Tours. Follow the guide to take in the sights and flavours of Old Montréal and Mile End, and learn about the city’s rich and varied gastronomy scene.

For more information and to make a reservation, visit their website.

 

Museum of Jewish Montréal

5220 Saint-Laurent Boulevard | Schedule: all year long

Discover Montréal’s Jewish community through its culture, food and history on a private walking tour with the Museum of Jewish Montréal. Guided by a museum researcher, the various tours are available for groups of up to eight people. There are currently four themed tours to choose from.

For more information and to make a reservation, visit their website.

 

Le Petit Navire

Quai Jacques-Cartier | Schedule: May to September

Climb aboard the Petit Navire for a relaxing boat ride by the Old Port or on the Lachine Canal. A partner in the City of Montréal’s Sustainable Development Plan, the Petit Navire will show you the city from a whole new angle. Tours last from 45 minutes to 2 hours, and private tours can be arranged. 

For more information and to make a reservation, visit their website.

 

Quartier des Spectacles

Quartier des Spectacles | Schedule: June to October

Learn about the evolution of this colourful neighbourhood, from its vast public space to its ephemeral installations and festivals. A certified guide will tell you about the many cultural institutions and performance venues in the district. Best of all, tours of the Quartier des Spectacles are free!

For more information and to make a reservation, visit their website.

 

Spade & Palacio

3201 B Saint-Denis Street | Schedule: all year long

Known for their “non-touristy” tours that let you experience Montréal like a local, Spade & Palacio offers guided tours, on foot or by bike, in several neighbourhoods. Stroll through the streets and alleys, and dive into the creative spirit of the city and its eclectic street art. Their private tours are great if you’re looking for a made-to-measure experience.

For more information and to make a reservation, visit their Facebook page.

 

'Round Table Tours

348 Argyle Street | Schedule: all year long

For a culinary adventure in Montréal, choose one of the guided tours offered by Round Table Tours. With 13 mouth-watering gourmet tours, you’re sure to find the one to suit your tastes.

For more information and to make a reservation, visit their website.

 

Bruno Vélo

Parc Beaubien or Parc Atwater St-Charles | Schedule: all year long

Bruno Vélo’s customized bike trips are perfect for business travelers, tourists and Montrealers alike. Certified instructors ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience, adapted to all levels and your needs.

For more information and to make a reservation, visit their website.

 

TourBird

On your cellphone | Schedule: all year long

Explore Montréal’s eclectic and colourful neighbourhoods on foot with TourBird, a selection of self-guided audio walking tours that can be done at any time. There’s no need to download an app as each tour can be purchased and accessed from a mobile browser. Each tour can be broken down into parts so if it starts to rain or snow, simply pause the tour and pick it up again later. Walk through the Plateau’s maze of murals or stroll the streets between Square Victoria and the Old Port. Certain tours are available in French, English and German, with Spanish coming soon.

For more information and to make a reservation, visit their website.

 

MTL Détours

Schedule: all year long

See the sites of Montréal through the eyes of a local with MTL Détours, a company specializing in small group walking tours. With groups limited to a maximum size of 10 people, everyone gets a chance to ask questions, hear the guide and get in on those secrets only locals know. Visit the storied streets of Old Montréal or take a walk through the colourful Plateau Mont-Royal/Mile End neighbourhoods. MTL Détours even offers participants a chance to snake through Montréal’s underground city. These carefully curated walking tours reveal why Montréal is so special.

For more information and to make a reservation, visit their website.

 

N-tours

Schedule: all year long

Get to know Montréal with N-tours, a tour company that organizes a variety of tours of the city and excursions into the surrounding areas, including the Eastern Townships, all while providing those curious about the city with in-depth knowledge about Montréal, its many landmarks and its inhabitants. Perfect for individuals or small groups.

For more information and to make a reservation, visit their website.

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