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Urban Marmotte - Walking Tours

#24 of 73 Tours in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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Address: Exit of Lucien-L'Allier metro station, Montreal, Quebec H3G 2C3, Canada
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+1 514-804-3250

Urban Marmotte offers you great walking tours.

Lasting from 3 to 6 hours, we...

Urban Marmotte offers you great walking tours.

Lasting from 3 to 6 hours, we like taking the time needed to really show you around. Our tours are flexible and capture the backpacker's spirit: no rush, easy going, very informative and enjoyable. Our tours are a good mix of main attractions and places that are off the beaten tracks.

Try the Grand Tour, our famous 6 hour walking tour, showing up to eight different areas and ambiances - the perfect tour to have before exploring the city by yourself. Or take another tour like "Old Montreal in Depth", a 3 hours tour that takes the time this historical area deserves or instead visit the Old Montreal at its best with the Old Montreal by Night Tour.

See our website for a complete list of tours, schedules and rates. We also offer private tours.

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Great Private Tour!

I did an amazing 4-hour private tour with Michel. We started at the Sherbrooke metro station, made our way Downtown and then to the Old City with a stop in the Indoor City. It was... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2017
Trenton, New Jersey

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Trenton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

I did an amazing 4-hour private tour with Michel. We started at the Sherbrooke metro station, made our way Downtown and then to the Old City with a stop in the Indoor City. It was a very comprehensive tour covering how the modern city developed as well as its early history with lots of interesting anecdotes. Michel is extremely knowledgeable... More 

Thank njmotmot
UrbanMarmotte, Manager at Urban Marmotte - Walking Tours, responded to this review

Yes, i remember the private tour with you. It was fun for me too to start from a different place and do this sort of improvise and customize tour. Always great to have a very interressed client that have many questions and with a lot of nice conversations along the way. Contact us next time you're in Montreal. More 

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Reviewed 12 January 2017

We had an AMAZING tour with Michel, he was very knowledgeable and fun! We weren't entirely sure what we were going to see/learn but it was so cold and we kept getting lost in the underground, so we gave it a try and it was all three of our FAVORITE activity we did in Montreal! (We did an Old Town... More 

Thank Shannon S
UrbanMarmotte, Owner at Urban Marmotte - Walking Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice words Shannon. I had a good time too. Yes, we arrange a shorter 3-hours version of our 4 hours Indoor City Tour to suits you. Which is and will remain one of our strong quality: adaptability. :) Hope you'll find your way now in the Indoor City if you comeback. Hehe. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Due to the short nature of my trip I wanted to do a walking tour that would cover a lot of ground in 1/2 a day. Michel was very accommodating in terms of organising a time- I just emailed ahead to do this. He was also very knowledgable and provided lots of great little insights during the tour. Although it... More 

1 Thank jackieyoong
UrbanMarmotte, Owner at Urban Marmotte - Walking Tours, responded to this review

You books two days ahead to be more precise. Luckily we were available so yes, it is a pleasure to accomodate as much as possible any travellers who want to know more about our great city. Thank you for your great comments. More 

Rome, Italy
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We had the best walking tour during our journey in Canada with Michel at Montreal! Michel was an enthusiastic guide, with a deep knowledge of the town. We walked for more than seven hours without feeling tired... It was so interesting and intriguing... We highly recommend the tour to everyone want go deep with Montreal!

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Thank alex60d
UrbanMarmotte, Owner at Urban Marmotte - Walking Tours, responded to this review

Did we walk really 7 hours? :-) You got an extended version and i'm glad you enjoyed it and didn't feel like being tired. So people reading this, don't be scare. We dont always go over the 6 hours lenght of our Grand Tour and even so, we ask you before. But it can happen if we all have a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I took the grand tour with Michel Sept 6 2016. He had no one else but happily agreed to a personal tour at a reasonable price. The tour was one of the best I have been on, and I have been on dozens. Highly recommended as Michel has a broad knowledge and can adapt to any taste or situation.

Thank John F
UrbanMarmotte, Owner at Urban Marmotte - Walking Tours, responded to this review

Thanks John. Yes, you had a sort of a discounted private tour. Don't tell others. :) Thank you for the great comments, it is very flattering from someone who've done many other tours. Let us know if you come back. More 

New York City, New York
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

My partner persuaded me into taking a 6-hour walking tour of Montreal, and truth be told, I wasn't super excited to walk for such a long time. However, the moment that we met Michel, I was on board. Michel is charismatic, extremely knowledgeable, and kind. There were 6 people on our tour, and he took us to so many neighborhoods... More 

Thank robz32x
UrbanMarmotte, Owner at Urban Marmotte - Walking Tours, responded to this review

It was indeed a great time that day and a great group. We had interesting conversation on the side too so no wonder we extend the time. :) It is always nice to read about people worrying when they see the 6 hours lenght tour and the comment is always the same: "it doesn't feel like 6 hours at all"... More 

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This walking tour was a perfect way to begin our stay in Montreal. We covered a lot of ground to help us get comfortable with navigating the city. Plus getting to hear all the history of Montreal was great!

Thank Boots J
UrbanMarmotte, Owner at Urban Marmotte - Walking Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your good words. Help you to know your way around for the next days is also one of our goal during our Grand Tour. Thank you for letting other know about your good experience with Urban Marmotte. More 

Dover, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We were extremely glad that we decided to book this walking tour with Michel! It was a great orientation to the city and he was so very knowledgeable about Montreal. At the beginning of the tour, he asked everyone what they were interested in seeing and he catered the tour path to meet our interests. He had many historical photos... More 

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UrbanMarmotte, Owner at Urban Marmotte - Walking Tours, responded to this review

Thank you. If i remember well, it was our first schedule tour of the season. we're glad that you liked it. And that you liked our highly adaptable tours depending of who's on the tour, what they like and what they've seen so far. This bring, we hope, the best tour to everyone. See you in the future in Montreal. More 

Charlotte, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Michel met us at Dorchester Square at 11, and then we walked all over - downtown, underground, International district, old city, Chinatown, Latin quarter, Village, Arts area, Plateau, whew!! He took us places and showed us things that, if we had wandered on our own, we would never have seen. He was so friendly, knowledgeable, and approachable. We had a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

No regrets taking up this tour. Learnt so much from Michel about Montreal, all the little details of the city and the different facets of the life and people in the city. Also appreciate the extra effort from Michel in fulfilling my request to see more than just the touristy areas.You may pay more but its definitly worth it and... More 

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