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Montréal, Canada-port

The diversity and rich cultural heritage of Montréal never ceases to captivate the traveler. Take a horse-drawn carriage through the Vieux-Montréal, the largest collection of historic buildings in North America. Browse the shops and boutiques along the 19-miles of neon-lit corridors of the Underground City. Explore the exquisite works on display at the Musée des Beaux Artes or walk part of the Jardin Botanique, the largest Chinese garden in North America.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • A Walk Through Old Montreal
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Botanical Garden, Biodome & Olympic Tower
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Montreal Highlights
    Seated Tour

A Walk Through Old Montreal

Light Activity /Walking

Duration: 3 hours

Tour Code: YUL-002

Enjoy an enlightening walk through Old Town, a wonderfully compact area of grand architecture wedged between the St. Lawrence River and Montreal's modern downtown.

A walk of just a few minutes from the pier takes you into the heart of Old Town, a once-walled area where Montreal was founded in 1642. As you stroll down the cobbled streets with your guide, you will see icons such as the Notre-Dame Basilica, Canada's first Gothic Revival-style church. When completed in 1829, it was the largest house of worship in North America, and it still commands attention.

That's the charm of this district; it's one spectacular building and key historic site after another. There's the 17th-century Place d'Armes, a square in front of the Notre-Dome Basilica where the French military once paraded, and the smaller but no less significant Place Royal, a meeting place that once served as Montreal's economic hub. You will also see the first courthouse from1856 and the city hall, built shortly afterwards but destroyed by fire in 1922. Although the inside was rebuilt, the exterior walls are original.

Over time, modern buildings have replaced ones with little historical value. The newest additions to Old Town include the Palais des Congrès convention center and the dazzling World Trade Center, which occupies a full city block. The latter is an architectural triumph of historical buildings linked by a glassed-covered promenade.

Your walking tour ends at the ship, although you may choose to remain in the Old Town and return later at your convenience.

Please note: This tour includes 3 hours of moderate walking. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.