Beyond the Basilica a Walking Tour in Montreal

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265 reviews   (4.86)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Montreal, Montreal

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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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.

What's Included


Food tasting

Local guide


What's Not Included


Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)

Traveler Information

  • YOUTH: Age: 5 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, please be ready for that and to be wearing comfortable shoes.
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Specialized infant seats are available

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Place d'Armes
We meet here to start the tour and learn about the eclectic architecture that surrounds the square before we enter the Basilica!

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Notre-Dame Basilica
We learn about the beauty and history of the country's most ornate church and leave our guests some free time to take it all in on their own.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Old Montreal
We walk the elegant streets, visit the old Wall Street of Canada and point out cool cultural events in the area as well get an idea of the history of the foundation of our city

35 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Underground City
From the World Trade Center to Chinatown we walk a stretch of the world's largest interior network.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

We pop in for a snack to go at a local bakery and walk the pedestrian mall of our Chinatown!

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Saint Laurent Boulevard
We visit a bunch of street art from a massive festival. We visit a crazy thrift store and art gallery. We learn about this historic boulevard and its many waves of immigration. We walk through the old Red Light now entertainment district.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Eva B
We visit this crazy thrift store for free time. 3 floors, a wild interior and a chance to check it out before returning on your own for free time!

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Plateau Mont-Royal
We visit the borough home to a high concentration of artists. We see about a dozen murals and works of art. We point you in the right direction of cool shops and stuff to see when you are on your own and sit down at a coffee shop for a locally roasted coffee and hand you a list of recommendations.

35 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Could hardly be better!
cbfreebme, 03-01-2023
Beyond the Basilica was a perfect way to discover Montréal. Gabriela was informative and friendly and willing to answer all our questions. Highly recommend this tour.
Great tour
Maikel_L, 31-12-2022
Gabriela was am amazing tour guide! She was very knowleadgable and nice We learned alot about Montreal
Great tour!
lauriemJ7323NX, 12-12-2022
Great tour - the Bao in Chinatown were delicious. Danny was delightful and super knowledgeable about the city. Had a great time!
Definitely will recommend to others!
Marianne_M, 12-12-2022
The tour around the areas surrounding the basilica was great! Our guide certainly knew the area and enjoyed sharing the culture of these different neighborhoods with us.
Great tourm knowledgeable guide!
Donna_S, 04-12-2022
We were very impressed with the Basilica Notre Dame even though we have seen many churches in Europe. We also enjoyed the neighborhoods we visited as we would not have seen or known the background of the areas ourselves

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