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Beyond the Basilica Walking Tour in Montreal

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This walking tour from historic Old Montréal up to the funky borough of the Plateau Mont-Royal could almost be a Montréal 101 class. Learn about the city’s foundation, see architectural gems, your local guide’s favourite institutions in the entertainment district, see a bunch of street art, and pop in for two snacks and drink along the way.
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You'll start at
Maisonneuve Monument
500 Place d'Armes, Montréal, QC H2Y 4A4, CanadaWe meet next to the 1642 Maisonneuve Monument in the middle of Place d'Armes Square, directly across the Notre-Dame Basilica. Tour starts on time and we can't wait for latecomers. Please show up 10 minutes before the tour starts. If you are late, you might not be able to join the group.
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  • 1
    Place d'Armes
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 2
    Notre-Dame Basilica
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Old Montreal
    Stop: 35 minutes -
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  • 4
    Underground City
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 5
    Chinatown
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Saint Laurent Boulevard
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 7
    Eva B
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 8
    Plateau Mont-Royal
    Stop: 35 minutes -
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You'll end at
Dispatch Coffee
4021 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Y4, CanadaWe end in the Plateau district. We'll leave you with a list of recommendations and point out places if you want to grab a bite or a drink!
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Highlights
  • Cover some of the historic highlights of Old Montreal
  • Get an introduction to Montreal’s Underground City
  • Cultural experience: visit one of the city's hippest neighborhoods
  • Included entrance fees, snack, and coffee mean no extra costs
What to Expect
Meet a guide in Montreal’s historic center, and start the day by visiting Notre Dame Basilica, an ornate cathedral that blends religious and Quebecois art. Before leaving Old Montreal, see a few more of the area’s historic gems, then duck into the massive underground city on the way to Chinatown. Pause for a quick tasting in Chinatown before you stroll into the former Red Light District, now a favorite for local culture, and continue to the bustling Saint Laurent Boulevard. Visit a gallery of street art and see some of the outdoor highlights of Montréal’s Mural Festival, and finish the day with a cup of locally roasted coffee in a neighborhood café.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Maisonneuve Monument, 500 Place d'Armes, Montréal, QC H2Y 4A4, Canada
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Dispatch Coffee, 4021 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Y4, Canada
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Food tasting
  • Snacks
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Chinatown
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, please be ready for that and to be wearing comfortable shoes.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Danny, our tour guide was amazing and funny. This was the best tour We have been in and definitely want to try the summer one they do as well.
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Response from spadep, Owner at Beyond the Basilica Walking Tour in Montreal
Responded yesterday
Aww merci friends! We had such a good group that day, thanks for the laughs. Join us for a bike outing or mural tour next time!!! Cheers
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My wife chose this tour for me, and I'm so glad she chose this one! What a fantastic time I had seeing so many different historical sites and interesting stops around old town Montreal, and surrounding area. You finished this tour really feeling like you saw the heart of
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Response from spadep, Owner at Beyond the Basilica Walking Tour in Montreal
Responded 2 days ago
Hi there! Happy you joined our dynamic group that day, was truly a pleasure to show you around the different neighbourhoods. Make it back for a bike tour in the summer or a walking food tour! Best
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This tour of the city is definitely one of a kind! For those who are not familiar with Montreal, this kind of tour gives you the ins and outs that you wouldn't of had the chance to discover otherwise. From the basilica in Old Montreal, to the snacks in Chinatown and then to
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Response from spadep, Owner at Beyond the Basilica Walking Tour in Montreal
Responded 1 week ago
Heya! Means a lot when locals join and appreciate what we do. The BTB is an excellent intro to Mtl hoods from historic to art heavy and weird. Glad the added food tastings were a hit. Come back in summer for a bike tour or a walking food tour!!! Thanks for sharing, helps a lot being the small company we are :)
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Montréal is much more than just its old buildings and Notre-Dame Basilica. Wandering from Old Montréal to the Plateau, the Beyond the Basilica tour is a fantastic way to spend a morning – and there's multiple snacks and treats on the way! Where most tours of Montréal stick to
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Response from spadep, Owner at Beyond the Basilica Walking Tour in Montreal
Responded 1 week ago
Hi! Thanks for sharing. The goal of this route is just the right amount of the historic Old Montreal stuff and on to current and funky Montreal hoods. Happy you appreciated the snacks too. Make it back for a a bike tour during the warmer months! Cheers
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Our guide Tom was very well informed, cheerfully upbeat and considerate as we faced the challenges of walking in the cold and rain on icy streets in December. Saw an excellent range of places, from the seriously historical to the deliriously fun. Great tour and great tour guide.
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Response from Spade P, Owner at Beyond the Basilica Walking Tour in Montreal
Responded 5 Jan 2020
Thanks for braving the ice rink that was Montreal that day. Thom is a star in all conditions, happy to hear you enjoyed all the stops along the route!
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Erjona M
Boston, Massachusetts
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Tour
Danny, our tour guide was amazing and funny. This was the best tour We have been in and definitely want to try the
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L. M. T.
Calgary, Canada
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You want to go beyond the basics!
My wife chose this tour for me, and I'm so glad she chose this one! What a fantastic time I had seeing so many
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Sydney
Montreal, Canada
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Everything and more
This tour of the city is definitely one of a kind! For those who are not familiar with Montreal, this kind of tour
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Mark H
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A tour guide in the know
Montréal is much more than just its old buildings and Notre-Dame Basilica. Wandering from Old Montréal to the
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Leandro T
111
Solid tour, underwhelming customer service
I originally signed up for the Beyond the Basilica tour but was bumped to a different tour at a different time
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rk33mke
10
two tours -- both fantastic!
I organized an art trip to Montreal for the Friends of a US art museum. Utilized S&P for two separate tours --
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Anand Patel
30
Amazing Tour of the Mural Scene in Montreal
Loved our tour looking at the murals and street art of Montreal. Our guide gave us so much insightful background
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Michael W
43
Learned more about my home city!
The Mural tour showcases so much great street art in Montreal that even locals don't know about. Since much of the
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AJRdoc
31
Great tour(s)!
We enjoyed the first one so much, we did a second one two days later!! First be on the Basilica, then a food
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Michael O
10
From the Basilica to Eve B and Beyond
Our guide Tom was very well informed, cheerfully upbeat and considerate as we faced the challenges of walking in
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