Your excursion begins at the pier in Quebec City where you’ll board your coach for a comfortable 3 hour ride to the quaint island city of Montreal. Halfway through your ride, you’ll make a 30 minute rest stop at a sugar shack in Trois Riviere, where you’ll have an opportunity to see a demonstration and tasting of maple taffy, as well as to stretch your legs and use the facilities. Upon your arrival to Old Town you can set off to explore this historical district on you own. There are certain attractions here that you won’t want to miss. Place d'Armes, the heart of the city offers a striking historical panorama. Here all the periods of Montreal's past are gathered in one place, around a monument dedicated to the city's founders. This section features the oldest standing building in Montreal, the huge church of the city's mother parish, the head office of the country's oldest bank and the city's first skyscraper.
At the inviting Place Jacques-Cartier you’ll discover an appealing spot for people-watching, shopping and relaxing in the sun. Right up until the 1950s, the Bonsecours Market, the city’s central marketplace, was open two days a week. Even today, the flower vendors and the artists' easels are discreet reminders of this earlier role. Montréal's oldest street, Rue Saint Paul has regained its former vibrancy and Rue St. Jacques reveal’s Montréal's version of Wall Street. For the piece de resistance, however, be sure to leave plenty of time to fully explore the Notre Dame Basilica, one of North America's largest and most historic cathedrals. Everything about this church is bigger-than-life. We highly recommend you step inside the Basilica! Completing your self-guided walking tour of enchanting Old Town, you’ll board your transportation and continue your drive to the Montreal Trudeau Airport.
Need to Know:
Note: This tour is only offered for Norwegian Dawn guests with flights departing after 6:00 pm out of Montreal Airport (YUL). There is minimum number of guests required for this tour to operate. If that minimum is not met then tour may be subject to cancellation. Guests are responsible for ensuring their debarkation tours are compatible with their flight departure times. This tour does not necessarily drop off at all Norwegian Cruise Line program hotels, please check with the Shore Excursion staff on board as to which hotel drop-offs are available. Guests have the option to book their flights through our Premium Air Department to ensure that flight departure times do not interfere with debark tours.
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.