Place des Arts

Place des Arts: Our most recommended tours and activities

Montreal: 3.5-Hour Guided Bus Tour

1. Montreal: 3.5-Hour Guided Bus Tour

Discover Montreal by bus and admire over 200 points of interest in the vibrant Canadian city. Your bilingual guide will tell you all about each place you visit, offering insights and historical background as you go. Stroll through charming Old Montreal for a panoramic view of the Old Port, and admire Place Jacques Cartier in the heart of this historical area. Located between the St. Lawrence River and downtown, Old Montreal is the center of the city and offers a fascinating glimpse into Montreal's past. See prestigious McGill University and Universite de Montreal, then stop by Montreal's City Hall before heading to vibrant Montreal Harbor, an ocean port 1,000 miles (1,600 km) from the sea. Enjoy beautiful views of the city from Mont Royal Park as you stand next to the massive basilica of St. Joseph's Oratory at the park summit. The bus will also take you to Chinatown, the Place Des Arts performing arts center, and the Place Ville Marie underground luxury shopping center. See the tallest inclined building in the world at Olympic Park and admire the new home of the Montreal Canadien ice hockey team at the Bell Centre. See all there is to see in Montreal's French Quarter, and residential and financial districts as you get to know this fascinating French Canadian city.

Montreal: The Prohibition Era City Exploration Game

2. Montreal: The Prohibition Era City Exploration Game

The city game starts at Sakura Garden. It will take you between 1 to 1.5 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Place des Arts. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. So, are you up for an exciting city game?. After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone. You will visit the following locations: • Sakura Garden • Parc Sun-Yat-Sen • Place de la Paix • Parterre du Quartier des spectacles • Church of St. John the Evangelist • The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada • St. James United Church • Place des Festivals • Place des Arts

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What people are saying about Place des Arts

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 742 reviews

I found the bus tour to be a splendid activity for tourists and people who are temporarily staying in Montreal, like myself. The tour was planned in a way that it helps catch the theme of this beautiful city with visit to the downtown, old Montreal and Mount Royal. I loved how the tour guide also showed us the popular schools on the way and the rich Victorian houses

Our Guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Montreal and it’s French roots and about the history Montreal dating back from the 1600’s to the present day. It was a fun and interesting activity.

Guide itself was great. Pick up directions could have been clearer, as we were not being picked up at a hotel.

The guides were superior. Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable.

Great tour guide, funny and informative, worth the ride