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Montreal: St. Lawrence River Sightseeing Guided Cruise

1. Montreal: St. Lawrence River Sightseeing Guided Cruise

Climb aboard the Cavalier Maxim river vessel at Montreal’s Alexandra Pier in the Old Port and set sail on a 90-minute cruise (or 60-minute cruise at 16:00) of the Saint Lawrence River. See the metropolitan area from a new perspective as you cruise out from the port, past the Olympic Stadium, Parc Bellerive, the Pont Jacques-Cartier and more. Relax on board and listen to a fascinating commentary by certified guide. They will regale you with stories of the history of Montreal, and relate anecdotes about the city and its surroundings. Take a break from city life and laze on the sunny terrace of the Cavalier Maxim, while soaking up the breathtaking panorama parading before your eyes!

Montreal: Guided Helicopter Tour

2. Montreal: Guided Helicopter Tour

Start your helicopter tour of Montreal with a quick safety briefing from your pilot. Get to know the pilot and the aircraft to feel comfortable before you take off. Take a great photo in front of the helicopter and ascend into the skies to see the city from a totally unique perspective. Fly over the Quebec Capitol building at an altitude of 1,500 feet. Hover over the Olympic Stadium, Downtown Montreal and Mount Royal. The 20-minute ride will bring you back to the airport through the Old Port of Montreal and Victoria Bridge. Opt for the 30-minute tour and fly above the Saint Lawrence River over Parc Jean Drapeau and the Jacques Cartier Bridge. Continue to the Îles-de-Boucherville National Park and make your way over the picturesque countryside.

Montréal: 5-Course Dinner Cruise

3. Montréal: 5-Course Dinner Cruise

Experience Montréal from a different perspective on a dinner cruise along the St. Lawrence River. Arrive in the Old Port of Montréal from 6:00 PM to collect your cruise ticket inside the brand new cruise terminal on Alexandria Pier.  Board the beautiful AML Cavalier Maxim vessel, with a capacity for up to 850 guests. Wander the outside decks and terraces and the indoor dining rooms. Enjoy a drink at one of the bars before the boat sets sail at 7:00 PM. Appreciate the panorama from the "floor to ceiling" all-glass dining rooms, and get breathtaking views of the harbor and St. Lawrence River as you sail. Experience the local gastronomy of dishes prepared by a talented team of chefs. Then, relax to the sounds of the live DJ after your 5-course meal. Take advantage of the outdoor patios, and dance the night away under the stars or on one of the indoor dance floors. See the Old Port of Montréal and sail past the theme park of La Ronde on the island of St. Hélène. Admire the Jacques Cartier Bridge and Biosphere, before your return to port at approximately 10:30 PM.  

Montreal: Le Bateau-Mouche St. Lawrence Sightseeing Cruise

4. Montreal: Le Bateau-Mouche St. Lawrence Sightseeing Cruise

Take full advantage of summer aboard a relaxing 1 or 1.5-hour river cruise departing from the Jacques-Cartier Pier in the heart of Old Montreal. This is the perfect introduction to Montreal if you are visiting the city for the first time. Be charmed by the boat's bright and comfortable environment no matter where you sit. Get close to the waves and nature on the enclosed main deck or enjoy the sheltered, open-air upper deck. If you want to feel the wind in your hair as you admire the panoramic views then the back terrace is the place to be. The flat-bottomed boat allows for smooth sailing, cruising areas inaccessible to other boats. Get closer to the splendor of the St. Lawrence River and its coastline. Catch sight of the Clock Tower, Biosphère, Jacques Cartier Bridge, and Habitat 67. The pre-recorded audio narration will explain what you're seeing, and you can enjoy bar and snack services (at your own expense). After your cruise, you'll be dropped off at the Pier with the rest of the day to enjoy even more of Montreal.

Montreal: Laurentian Mountains Day Trip

5. Montreal: Laurentian Mountains Day Trip

Escape from the city for one day and uncover the beautiful backdrops of the Laurentian Mountains, on a full-day excursion from Montreal. Your adventure begins with morning pickup from your downtown Montreal hotel before a scenic drive out of town into the charming countryside. Along the way, your guide will share with you insights and history of the region. Travel to Saint-Sauveur for a photo stop in this charming village. Here you’ll also have time to visit the local shops, cafes, and historic buildings. Enjoy a short stop in Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard to embrace the ambiance of the quaint village, Lac Joseph.  At Mont-Tremblant, fall in love with the idyllic mountains and use your free time to have lunch, shop, or do an activity like riding the gondola to the highest peak. Your tour concludes with the return journey to Montreal and drop-off at your downtown hotel around 6:30 PM.

Montreal: Evening Cruise with Live Entertainment

6. Montreal: Evening Cruise with Live Entertainment

Step onto the only floating terrace in Montreal with live entertainment, panoramic views, and multiple bars. Whether you're a couple or are with friends, you'll be delighted as the city and the Jacques Cartier Bridge are illuminated before your very eyes. Your cruise beings at the famous Grad Quay Pier just a short walk from the Notre Dame Basilica of Montreal. Once you've boarded the AML Cavalier Maxim, sit back and relax as you set off on the St. Lawrence River. With a drink in hand, cruise past the La Grande Roue, Olympique Stadium, and into Parc de Iles-de-Boucherville before returning past La Ronde and docking in the Old Port.

Montréal: Cruise with 3-Course Brunch

7. Montréal: Cruise with 3-Course Brunch

Enjoy a day out at sea on the Saint Lawrence River aboard this cruise. Enjoy a delicious 3-course brunch, see Montreal's iconic sites such as the Old Port, Jacques Cartier Bridge, Olympique Park, and many more from a sea view. Meet your host at the Grand Quay pier in Old Montreal to board the cruise. Take a seat, sit back, relax, enjoy the ride and listen to the commentary from the crew members as you drift along the river in style. Smell the sweet aroma from the kitchen as the chefs prepare your food. Taste a delicious 3-course brunch cooked from local products. Sip on complimentary coffee or tea as you savor your meal. Feeling full up? No worries, you can chill in the dining rooms or head to the open-air outdoor terraces to admire the view. See Montreal from a different perspective, and make sure you take photos of the Old Port, La Grande Roue, Jacques Cartier Bridge, and many more sites as you cruise along.

Montreal: Half-Day City Tour

8. Montreal: Half-Day City Tour

Discover the sights of Montreal on a half-day guided van tour. Your tour begins with complimentary pickup from a selection of downtown hotels. Climb on board and embark on a sightseeing adventure around the city. Visit upscale neighborhoods like Westmount, where you can admire the architecture of its personalized houses and mansions. On the morning tour go for a visit of Saint Joseph's Oratory, a National Historic Site of Canada, and the largest Basilica in the country. Next, visit Mount Royal Park and take a stroll to Beaver Lake (Lac aux Castors) and admire the scenery. Stop at Camillien Houde outlook for a breathtaking picture of the city.  Explore the French side of Montreal before crossing on Jacques Cartier bridge to Saint Helen's Island. Visit Parc Jean-Drapeau, the site of the unforgettable Expo 67 and take a picture of The Biosphere Environment Museum. The morning tour will be concluded with a photo-stop at Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal area. On the afternoon tour, Visit Saint Joseph's Oratory, before heading to Mont Royal Park and stroll to the top of the mountain for a scenic view of the city from atop the mountain. Then, visit the famous Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood, reputed for its European-style and characteristic multi-colored houses with twisty outdoor staircases and green alleyways. After visiting the cultural district "Quartier des Spectacles" and Downtown Montreal, conclude the tour with a visit to Old Montreal and the Old Port area.

Montreal: Lawrence River Le Bateau-Mouche Picnic Cruise

9. Montreal: Lawrence River Le Bateau-Mouche Picnic Cruise

Let yourself be charmed by the light of the Bateau-Mouche Montreal and the uniqueness of Montreal Island. And add a delicious picnic with a gourmet box featuring local products. This is an opportunity not to be missed. This picnic cruise will immerse you in the summer atmosphere. Thanks to its panoramic views, terrace, and unique design, the Bateau-Mouche Montreal offers an exclusive itinerary that will please everyone onboard. Regardless of where you sit on the boat, the view is breathtaking. Enjoy the Montreal waterfront, spotting the Jacques Cartier Bridge, Montreal Olympic Stadium, Habitat 67, and other sites along the way. Did you know the definition of draft is ‘the distance between the surface of the water and the lowest point of the vessel’? With its shallow draft of only 60 cm (24 inches), Le Bateau-Mouche offers exclusive tours in waters inaccessible to other boats. Prepare to be dazzled!

Montreal: City Discovery Game and Self Guided Walking Tour

10. Montreal: City Discovery Game and Self Guided Walking Tour

Uncover interesting facts about locations in Montreal with this smartphone app. Combine a sightseeing city tour with the fun of a trivia game. Play the game by yourself, or compete with a group of up to 5 people. Start your tour amid the breathtaking Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral where you can admire its elegant mixture of Baroque and Renaissance architectural styles. Enjoy the challenge of solving riddles and puzzles at each attraction. Work to solve a puzzle at each location. Solve riddles that range in difficulty to reveal the location of your next destination.  Find each location easily using the convenient navigation feature. With the freedom to stop or resume the game whenever you want, you can explore the city at your own pace. Uncover educational information about each location as you play.  You will visit: Mary, Queen of the world Cathedral - starting point Canada Place Victoria Square Centre d’histoire de Montréal Museum of Archaeology Notre-Dame Basilica Montreal City Hall Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel La Grande Roue de Montréal - ending point and more…

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What people are saying about Montreal

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 517 reviews

We had a great tour of Montreal. Our guide, Mounir, was so friendly and knowledgeable. Even though the weather was terrible he made the best of it. I highly recommend the store and this guide.

Amazing trip. However, the trip on the boat was not possible because the boat wasn’t ready yet. They told us when we arrived and we didn’t really like that since we paid for it.

This was the best birthday gift. I loved every minute. The professional staff and outstanding pilot made it an unforgettable experience. Highly recommend this adventure!

Our guide Mouni Shamir Shami was exceptional! He drove us and explained everything about Montreal. We Learned a lot and enjoyed the whole experience.

It was a wonderful experience. Peaceful ride with beautiful scenery