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Beyond the Basilica Walking Tour in Montreal provided by Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours

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Overview
Walk through Old Montreal, Chinatown, and the Plateau on a guided walking tour that explores Montreal neighborhoods from historic to hip, with a group that’s limited to 10 people for a more personal experience. Seeing the city on foot is a great way to learn what’s fun to see, do, and taste in Montreal, and the walking tour includes a Chinatown snack and locally roasted coffee.
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You'll start at
Maisonneuve Monument
500 Place d'Armes, Montréal, QC H2Y 4A4, CanadaWe meet next to the 1642 Maisonneuve Monument in the middle of Place d'Armes Square, directly across the Notre-Dame Basilica. Tour starts on time and we can't wait for latecomers. Please show up 10 minutes before the tour starts. If you are late, you might not be able to join the group.
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    Place d'Armes
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Notre-Dame Basilica
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Old Montreal
    Stop: 35 minutes -
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  • 4
    Underground City
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 5
    Chinatown
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Saint Laurent Boulevard
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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    Eva B
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Plateau Mont-Royal
    Stop: 35 minutes -
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You'll end at
Dispatch Coffee
4021 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Y4, CanadaWe end in the Plateau district. We'll leave you with a list of recommendations and point out places if you want to grab a bite or a drink!
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Highlights
  • Cover some of the historic highlights of Old Montreal
  • Get an introduction to Montreal’s Underground City
  • Cultural experience: visit one of the city's hippest neighborhoods
  • Included entrance fees, snack, and coffee mean no extra costs
What to Expect
Meet a guide in Montreal’s historic center, and start the day by visiting Notre Dame Basilica, an ornate cathedral that blends religious and Quebecois art. Before leaving Old Montreal, see a few more of the area’s historic gems, then duck into the massive underground city on the way to Chinatown. Pause for a quick tasting in Chinatown before you stroll into the former Red Light District, now a favorite for local culture, and continue to the bustling Saint Laurent Boulevard. Visit a gallery of street art and see some of the outdoor highlights of Montréal’s Mural Festival, and finish the day with a cup of locally roasted coffee in a neighborhood café.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Maisonneuve Monument, 500 Place d'Armes, Montréal, QC H2Y 4A4, Canada
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Dispatch Coffee, 4021 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Y4, Canada
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Food tasting
  • Snacks
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Chinatown
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, please be ready for that and to be wearing comfortable shoes.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Elaine P wrote a review Feb 2020
Montreal, Canada7 contributions3 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I were solo guests on a cold day and we really enjoyed our afternoon! Tom, our guide, was fun and energetic and taught us a ton about Montreal and its people. We enjoyed all of the places we visited and we liked that some of them were not the typical tourist
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Response from spadep, Owner at Beyond the Basilica Walking Tour in Montreal
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Hi there! Thom is a gem, glad you had him show you two around. Our goal on this route is to show just the right amount of classics and then showcase the current city and hoods through the art, shops and food. Thanks for sharing, means a lot being the small company we are. Cheers
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Erjona M wrote a review Feb 2020
Boston, Massachusetts1 contribution
Danny, our tour guide was amazing and funny. This was the best tour We have been in and definitely want to try the summer one they do as well.
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Response from spadep, Owner at Beyond the Basilica Walking Tour in Montreal
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Aww merci friends! We had such a good group that day, thanks for the laughs. Join us for a bike outing or mural tour next time!!! Cheers
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L. M. T. wrote a review Feb 2020
Calgary, Canada16 contributions4 helpful votes
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My wife chose this tour for me, and I'm so glad she chose this one! What a fantastic time I had seeing so many different historical sites and interesting stops around old town Montreal, and surrounding area. You finished this tour really feeling like you saw the heart of
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Response from spadep, Owner at Beyond the Basilica Walking Tour in Montreal
Responded 18 Feb 2020
Hi there! Happy you joined our dynamic group that day, was truly a pleasure to show you around the different neighbourhoods. Make it back for a bike tour in the summer or a walking food tour! Best
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Sydney wrote a review Feb 2020
Montreal, Canada1 contribution
This tour of the city is definitely one of a kind! For those who are not familiar with Montreal, this kind of tour gives you the ins and outs that you wouldn't of had the chance to discover otherwise. From the basilica in Old Montreal, to the snacks in Chinatown and then to
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from spadep, Owner at Beyond the Basilica Walking Tour in Montreal
Responded 13 Feb 2020
Heya! Means a lot when locals join and appreciate what we do. The BTB is an excellent intro to Mtl hoods from historic to art heavy and weird. Glad the added food tastings were a hit. Come back in summer for a bike tour or a walking food tour!!! Thanks for sharing, helps a lot being the small company we are :)
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Mark H wrote a review Feb 2020
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Montréal is much more than just its old buildings and Notre-Dame Basilica. Wandering from Old Montréal to the Plateau, the Beyond the Basilica tour is a fantastic way to spend a morning – and there's multiple snacks and treats on the way! Where most tours of Montréal stick to
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from spadep, Owner at Beyond the Basilica Walking Tour in Montreal
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Hi! Thanks for sharing. The goal of this route is just the right amount of the historic Old Montreal stuff and on to current and funky Montreal hoods. Happy you appreciated the snacks too. Make it back for a a bike tour during the warmer months! Cheers
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Great Way to Spend 2 Hours in Montreal!
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Solid tour, underwhelming customer service
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Learned more about my home city!
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Great tour(s)!
We enjoyed the first one so much, we did a second one two days later!! First be on the Basilica, then a food tour.
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Danny was fantastic. It was a great way to learn about a whole different part of Montreal that you don't see in the
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Engaging tour guide and fascinating mural insights
Loved this tour! Our guide was very informative and engaging, and I loved that he used the tour as a shadowing oppo
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