Montreal’s Top 5 Montreal Walking Tours
Walking tours are becoming more and more popular among tourists, but also with locals, as ways to explore their city and celebrate special occasions. This comes as no surprise. Travelling is about discovering culture, food, landmarks… and tours are a fun way to package those together. With this popularity comes a rise in companies offering these tours, so let’s skim it down to a handful that deliver the best Montreal possible.
We are huge fans of Heritage Montreal! If you’re passionate about the preservation of Montreal’s history like we are, if you’re a stickler for the ethical treatment of cultural landmarks, and if you’ve got history as one of your core values… Heritage Montreal is an encounter you’ll want to have. Their mission is to preserve the history and culture behind old monuments and landmarks. Take a look at their programming for an overview of their tours.
Hidden back Alleys in Montreal, the underground of Montreal, the Chinese District, Little Italy, the Red Light District of Montreal… These are only a few tours offered by the Kaleidoscope Walking Tour company. With such a wide selection, this is a great company to choose if you’re looking to learn about a specific aspect of Montreal. Take a look at their list of tours here. Their guides are impressively knowledgeable, and are trained by Ivan Drouin, Kaleidoscope’s founder. His guides are fantastic and we must applaud them for the exceptionally high quality of their tours. Strongly recommended!
Hey! It’s our sister company, Free Montreal Tours ! How did they make it on here?! Well, for starters we hand picked the most important and impressive spots in Old Montreal ourselves! We believe this tour to be the perfect introduction to Old Montreal. All sites are visited and presented by an awesome guide, rain or shine! With secret tips and anecdotes too. And hey… did we mention it’s free?!
Source: Montreal Craft Beer Tours
Montreal Craft Beer Tours are the absolute go-to for any beer lover passing through Montreal. It covers the basic key elements of an excellent walking tour by giving an in-depth overview of Montreal’s old Red Light district and much more, all the while focusing on craft beer and food pairings! A great gift, or way to celebrate a craft beer enthusiast’s birthday, too! Take a look at all the delicious details here.
L’autre Montreal is an awesome tour company that seeks to make new twists and give new perspectives on Montreal. That means they value current issues, lesser known facts, and thought provoking tours! Their guides are excellent, and if walking isn’t your thing, L’autre Montreal gives some bus tours too. Check ’em out here.
And, for our bonus round, let’s take a look at our very own Local Montreal Tours! With food at heart, our tours provide you with a culinary experience of the city, while holding Montreal culture and history as key elements. The Mile End Food Tour offers glimpses of this colourful neighbourhood’s past and present, and serves up delicious bites from passionate food vendors. 2016 will see the inauguration of new amazing tour, the Old Montreal Food Tour. History and Quebec food bites come together in this delicious, sightseeing walking tour. Local Montreal Food Tours