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Montreal Travel Guide

One of the largest cities in Canada’s Quebec province is Montreal, which is situated on an island in Saint Lawrence River. The city of Montreal got its name from the triple-peaked hill called Mt Royal; that is located in the heart of the city.

The archaeological evidence found in the area, states that the first settlement in the region was around 4,000 years ago. This makes it one of the oldest settlement in the world and an interesting place to visit.

Over the last few years, Montreal has emerged as a great tourist location. The main reason behind this is its multicultural background, which makes it one of the most interesting locations to visit. Montreal has numerous amazing tourist attractions in and around the city. Some of the most popular attraction in Montreal include wildlife sanctuaries, museum, and churches.

Montreal is the perfect place to visit if you are looking for a complete travel experience. Planning a trip to Montreal can be made easy if you know all the important details about the city and its attractions.

Here is all the necessary information that you might need to make your trip memorable.

When to travel to Montreal

Although Montreal is a great place to visit year around, if you are someone who likes to enjoy long hours of sightseeing, then you must visit during the season of spring or summer. The best time to visit the city is during the months of February to may or August to November.

Transportation in Montreal

Commuting in Montreal is pretty easy with the help of public transportation. There are options like bus, train, cab and boats are available for the travelers to commute comfortably.

Weather in Montreal

June and July are the hottest month in Montreal with an average temperature of 21 degree Celsius. Similarly, the coldest months in the city are usually the end of December to January, which can drop down to -9 degree Celsius. To make the most out of your trip make sure to visit during the rest of the months.

Currency

Currency accepted is Canadian Dollar (C$). If you carry US dollars, you can exchange at any bank.

Just Awesome- Tourist Attractions in Montreal:


Montreal Biodome

The biggest biodome in Canada is the Montreal Biodome, which is situated on 4777 Avenue. The special thing about this particular biodome is that it showcases four different types of the ecosystem that exist in America. It was opened in 1992 and allows visitors to walk through the replicas of the ecosystem.

Notre Dame Basilica

Constructed in 1830, the Notre Dame Basilica is situated in Montreal Canada. The church is located at 110 Notre Dame Street West at the corner of St Saint Sulpice Street. It is one of the oldest churches in the city, and it is known for its great architecture.

Old Port of Montreal

For a great shopping experience in Montreal, one must visit the Old Port of the city. It is a complex of small shops that have almost everything to offer. From clothes to water sports activities you can find it all here.

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

One of the largest museums in the city is the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. It has some of the best artwork to display in the country, which mainly includes small and big sculptures. It has one of the most footfall out of all the other attractions in the city.

Mount Royal

Located West Downtown Montreal, Mount Royal is a large volcanic related hill. It is one of the major attractions in Montreal due to its former volcanic activities. It is a popular hiking and walking trail that allows you to witness the beauty of its surrounding.

Pointe-a- Calliere Museum

This is one of the most popular museums of archaeology and history in old Montreal. It was founded in 1992 as a part of the celebration of Montreal’s 350th birthday. The Museum is built over a former excavation site; that is now open to the public. There are proper instructions alongside the excavation site so that visitors can understand all the facts.

Saint Joseph's Oratory

The Saint Joseph’s Oratory is a stately domed church and museum that is located in Montreal. It is also a formal garden that is open for a public visit throughout the year. This Roman Church is considered a minor Basilica and national shrine of Westmount Summit in Montreal. The church was built in 1904, and it stands at the height of 129 meters.

Montreal Insectarium

The Montreal Insectarium is one of the largest insect Museum in the world. It is located in Quebec Canada and features a large quantity of insects from all around the world. There is a regular live exhibit that showcases the different varieties of insect displayed in the museum.

La Ronda

One of the best entertainment attractions in Montreal is the La Ronda amusement park. It opened in 1969 and is one of the largest theme parks located in Montreal. It is a major attraction amongst kids due to the daily firework shows.

McCord Museum

The best way to learn about the culture and history of Montreal is my visiting McCord Museum. It is the only Museum in Montreal that is based on preservation, study, diffusion and appreciation of Canadian history. It is also the only teaching museum in the city.


The Best Hotels for a stay in Montreal:

  • Hotel Nelligan
  • Hotel William Gray
  • The Ritz-Carlton
  • Hotel Gault
  • Loews Hotel Vogue
  • Auberge Bonaparte
  • Le Petit Hotel
  • Le Germain Montreal
  • Le Square Phillips
  • Armor Manoir
  • Le Saint Sulpice
  • Le St-Martin Hotel Particulier Montreal
  • ALT Hotel Montreal Griffintown
  • Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile

Restaurants full of Mouthwatering Dishes:

  • Le St-Urbain
  • Trilogie
  • La Recolte
  • Salmigondis
  • Impasto
  • Montreal Plaza
  • Pastaga
  • Damas
  • Provisions
  • Maison Publique
  • Hoogan Et Beaufort
  • Lawrence
  • Hotel Herman
  • La Chronique

Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip

Get to know Quebec City and its top attractions on this guided sightseeing tour. The full day tour starts with the hotel pickup and later a 2.5 hours journey around all the city in a comfortable motor coach. There is a personal guide that is allocated to a coach that gives commentary all through the ride.

The main focus of the tour is to give you the complete knowledge about the city and its culture. It starts with exploring the Old Montreal city which is the historic heart of French Canada and the capital of the province of Québec, with its narrow streets, stone buildings and European feel. It helps you learn about the city's culture and traditions while rolling past attractions like the Fortifications of Québec, Citadelle of Quebec, and Notre-Dame- des-Victoires Church.

The Place Royale which is often referred to as the birthplace of French America is also included in the tour. Along with this, the beautiful Plains of Abraham, where the famous Battle of Québec between the French and English armies took place is also a part of the tour.

There are many locations like Place d'Armes and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac that are visited because of their architecture and pictures presence. Travelers can take numerous pictures of these destinations while the guide gives them a tour.

The next part of the tour is to follow Avenue Royale through the traditional villages and farms of the Beaupre Coast, approximately 15 minutes north of Québec City. Here one of the most beautiful tourist attraction is situated which is the Montmorency Falls, an 83-meter- high waterfall on the Montmorency River. This waterfall is it’s 30 meters higher than Niagara Falls.

After the tour ends, there is ample time to explore Old Québec at leisure. If you're visiting between May and October, upgrading your ticket to include a 1.5-hour cruise along the St Lawrence River is the best option. The tour ends with a return trip to Montreal and hotel drop-off.

Top Highlights

  • Day trip from Montreal to Quebec City, the historic heart of French Canada.
  • See Place Royale, Notre Dame Basilica, the Parliament Building and the Plains of Abraham on a sightseeing tour.
  • Learn about Quebec City’s fascinating French-Canadian history from a guide.
  • Capture photos of magnificent Montmorency Falls, higher than Niagara Falls!
  • Enjoy free time to wander through Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Upgrade to include a scenic cruise on the St Lawrence River (May through October only)

Additional information

The Confirmation of the tour will be received at the time of booking. There are toilet facilities available on the coaches themselves. If the tourist opts for the additional 1.5 hours of sightseeing, then that will take place during the 3 hours of free time that is given to the visitors.

The tour includes hotel pick-ups and drop-offs. All the coaches and mode of transportations are air conditioned. Every group of visitors is allocated a professional guide. There is no food or drinks included in the tour package.

Departure Point

The departure point of the tour is generally from one's hotel. If you prefer some other location, then Peel Street is an alternative pick-up point which is available.
Departure Timings
The departure timing for the tour is prefixed at 8 am sharp.
Duration
The tour is a full day trip, so it takes up to 12 hours in total, with 3 hours of free time (if you don't opt for the additional 1.5 hours sightseeing).
Return Details
The return timing is generally around 8 p.m.

Schedule and Pricing
We keep updating our prices to give you the best possible rates for the entire package. You can be sure that you will get the lowest price with us. you can ge free quote by email or by calling our toll free number 1 (855) 722-9977.