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  2. Quebec (Province)
  3. Montreal
  4. Downtown Montreal

Montreal: Underground City Walking Tour

Product ID: 309733
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Stay indoors as you embark on a guided walking tour of Montreal’s underground city, RESO, the world’s largest underground pedestrian network. Your tour includes admission to the Observatoire Place Ville Marie.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover a part of Montreal that many visitors miss
  • Skip the extreme weather of winter or summer on an underground walking tour
  • Explore the tunnels, passageways, art, buildings, and atriums of the RESO
  • See the city and surrounds from the 360 Observatory at the top of Place Ville-Marie
Full description
If you're ready for a fascinating adventure, put on your walking shoes and bring your curiosity. Embark on a walking tour of Montreal’s RESO, or "la ville souterraine," the world's largest underground pedestrian network. The tour is completely indoors — perfect for the bitter cold of winter or summer’s blazing heat. 

After meeting your local guide downtown, you’ll head underground to experience the network of subterranean tunnels, passageways, and buildings. With its start in the early 1960's, the RESO has blossomed into 21 miles of tunnels and passageways that connect office towers, shopping centers, performing arts venues, hotels, university pavilions, department stores, exhibition halls, and the metro system. 

As you amble through the underground world, discover creative artwork, interesting spaces, and cutting-edge architecture along the way. After exploring the hidden world beneath Montreal’s streets, you’ll emerge to head up to the 360 Observatory at the top of the Place Ville-Marie to gaze upon the world under which you just explored.
  • 2.5 to 3-hour walking tour
  • Local expert guide
  • 1 subway ticket
  • Admission to Place Ville-Marie's 360 Observatory
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues

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Meeting point

Hotel Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, 900 Boulevard René-Lévesque O, Montréal, Quebec, Canada. Meet your guide next to the concierge desk in the lobby of the Hotel. Please arrive at least 10-minutes prior to the tour start time.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Expect 2.5 to 3 hours of walking, covering an approximate distance of 4 miles
• Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level; there are staircases (mostly going down) and escalators on the route
• The tour is not recommended for travelers with mobility issues or serious medical conditions
• It is recommended that you dress in layers
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Product ID: 309733