We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Urban Marmotte - Walking Tours

Montreal, Quebec H3G 2C3, Canada
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Great tour of Montreal big & small

This is a great way to experience this city on a more intimate & local level. Covers so much... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
C M
Great Walking Tour!

We spent six hours spread over two days with our guide Micheal on a walking tour of Montreal... read more

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Reviewed 16 May 2018
selkirkphat
,
Selkirk, Canada
Read all 109 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good9%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“six hours” (7 reviews)
“hour tour” (9 reviews)
“great tour” (12 reviews)
LOCATION
Montreal, Quebec H3G 2C3, Canada
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Write a ReviewReviews (109)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"six hours"
in 7 reviews
"hour tour"
in 9 reviews
"great tour"
in 12 reviews
"private tour"
in 6 reviews
"old montreal"
in 16 reviews
"visit montreal"
in 2 reviews
"michel"
in 64 reviews
"culture"
in 7 reviews
"knowledge"
in 5 reviews
"depth"
in 3 reviews
"tailored"
in 3 reviews
"downtown"
in 6 reviews
"info"
in 2 reviews
"french"
in 3 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 84 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great way to experience this city on a more intimate & local level. Covers so much, & while the tour might appear quite long, it's done in a relaxed & informal way, so it's a really good way to spend a day...More

Thank C M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
UrbanMarmotte, Owner at Urban Marmotte - Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Thank you very much for your comment. I'm glad you did enjoy the day with us. You got the all idea: See some landmark but also smaller unknown places. Informations about the history or the city, but also having the chance to chat along...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We spent six hours spread over two days with our guide Micheal on a walking tour of Montreal. Micheal was fantastic and knowledgable as well as entertaining for my 15 year old son, his friend and I. Lots of info but delivered in a way...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank selkirkphat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
UrbanMarmotte, Owner at Urban Marmotte - Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. I remember that we splitted the Grand Tour in 2 days at the last minute because you had an unforseen event. It is not always possible to do so but in that case it was for us so... why not....More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We visited Montreal recently. Michel gave us a 6 hour tour that turned into 7. In the beginning it was look so hard to walk almost 7 hours for two retired people, but it was so interesting and easy to be there with a guide...More

1  Thank 1950Nadia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
UrbanMarmotte, Owner at Urban Marmotte - Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thanks for the nice words. We do get that comment often, people who think 6 hours will be long and see in the end that it is really easy. It is all about the pace. :)

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I am a small group tour operator and hired Michel of Urban Marmotte Walking Tours this past September 16th to show us Old Montreal. We loved his style...informative and entertaining. He is very knowledgable about his city. The only improvement would be if he would...More

Thank texascinzia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
UrbanMarmotte, Owner at Urban Marmotte - Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

I'm really glad you liked the tour, the information and the style of the guide. We're all knowledgeable, pros but informal too. :) So i'm glad you liked the Urban Marmotte style. As for the wireless speaker, we like our tour to be affordable and...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I did this tour with my girlfriend (as a birthday present!). We really enjoyed walking around and learning the history of old Montreal. We will be trying his other walking tours shortly!More

Thank Sean C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
UrbanMarmotte, Owner at Urban Marmotte - Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

What a nice gift! I'm glad that you enjoyed it. You also had a good knowledge about Montreal which is always nice as we can go further in the history of the Old Montreal. I appreciate the tour too. See you in our Grand Tour,...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 August 2017

very informative and entertaining! guide was very personable and knowledgeable. i'd recommend to everyone!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank maretempe
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
UrbanMarmotte, Owner at Urban Marmotte - Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thank you very much for your nice comments. I'm glad you liked your Old Montreal private tour. Come visit us again :)

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Highly recommend Urban Marmotte private walking tour! Our guide Michel was extremely knowledgeable. He recommended the tour for a first day in order to get a greater understanding of the city and culture. He was spot on!

Thank Travelgirl6685
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
UrbanMarmotte, Owner at Urban Marmotte - Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thanks for the great comments. We're glad that you liked it and learned a lot too about our city and its culture.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Our tour with Michel was informative and fun. You can wander around looking at things in Old Montreal but if you really want to know about what the buildings are and why they are there, who lived here, and who was in power (Brits, French,...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank bsintempe b
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
UrbanMarmotte, Owner at Urban Marmotte - Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you so much for your time to write a comment. I'm glad you did appreciate the tour and the suggestions. ;)

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We were so grateful for Michel's willingness to help us! Our flight to Montreal was cancelled, so we were not able to make our tour the next day. Michel was willing to reschedule our tour for a couple of days later. The day of the...More

Thank BetsyB96
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
UrbanMarmotte, Owner at Urban Marmotte - Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Hey, of course, we can understand that flights might be delayed. Lucky you, we had another scheduled tour two days later. And yes, having a tour that is flexible and not set in advance street by street allow us to do this: modify the tour...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Over the past few years we've wandered around in the old city several times, but this time we had some visiting family with us. So, we decided to try the walking tour offered by Urban Marmotte. Michel was our guide and he was terrific. Easy...More

Thank Christopher J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
UrbanMarmotte, Owner at Urban Marmotte - Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you Christopher for the good comments. I'm really glad you liked the tour. You are right, everything is different when you know what you are looking at. Look for our other tours on your next visit. ;)

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the
Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and
commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship
stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate
headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by
nightfall transforms from a business district into a
youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and
restaurants heavily peopled by students and young
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 166 hotels in Montreal
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - Montreal Centre-ville Ouest
140 reviews
.23 km away
Hotel Y Montreal
204 reviews
.25 km away
Hotel Le Crystal
1 935 reviews
.29 km away
Hotel Espresso Montreal Centre-Ville/Downtown
795 reviews
.30 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Nora Gray
173 reviews
.24 km away
La Cage Brasserie Sportive
199 reviews
.27 km away
Baton Rouge
225 reviews
.17 km away
Cafe imagination
40 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby Attractions
Bell Centre
1 391 reviews
.20 km away
Place du Canada
24 reviews
.47 km away
St. George's Church
25 reviews
.44 km away
Griffintown
9 reviews
.50 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
55ckp
13 May 2017|
Answer
Response from UrbanMarmotte | Property representative |
Of course. Our underground city tour only is usually 4 hours but we could do a mix with some part of the underground and some part of the Old Montreal. Contact us by email at urbanmarmotte for the rate and set the visit. See... More
1
Vote
VancouverLil
21 June 2016|
Answer
Response from UrbanMarmotte | Property representative |
Hi VancouverLil The tour are in English, French or both, depending who's on the tour. We do not want to leave anyone behind. As for having your husband to like the place, our mix of center and residential, touristic and... More
0
Votes
12wandering
15 June 2015|
Answer
Response from UrbanMarmotte | Property representative |
Hi. Well if you're in good shape, i think you can. Some have done it in the past. We adapt our pace to the people in the tour and if you need to rest a little bit more, our guide will be able to do more information-stop by... More
0
Votes
;