Montreal Holidays

Montreal holidays will offer you an eclectic urban experience that combines old and contemporary influences from both sides of the Atlantic. This French-inspired Quebecois city is packed with museums, music, great food, churches and pretty riverside cafés combining the best of two continents.

Discover the cobbled streets and heritage sites of Old Montreal, where you can practice your Quebecois French with the friendly locals before popping in for a delicious fresh bagel (or two) made with eggs and honey. Shop, eat and travel on the subterranean streets of the Underground Pedestrian Network (also known as RÉSO), where over 20 miles of corridors, tunnels and atriums provide an array of art and entertainment. You can even enjoy hockey at the arena, or a show at the theatre or concert hall.

Montreal’s two islands on Saint Lawrence River are fascinating to explore: On Île Sainte-Hélène, you can discover novel green technologies and admire an architectural masterpiece at Biosphere Environmental Museum, or take your children to La Ronde theme park for a white knuckle adventure. The southern island, Île Notre Dame, houses the splash-tastic Aquazilla water park, the peaceful Floralies Garden, and a Formula One track.

Our considered selection of luxury Montreal hotels put you at the heart of the action: the Novotel Montreal Center boasts a downtown location just a block from the Bell Centre arena, while Le Nelligan offers fantastic views over the river.

Cultural treats during your holiday in Montreal

The gothic Notre Dame Basilica, decorated in blues, reds, purples, silvers and golds, is one of Canada’s most impressive churches. For more French tinged adventures take our combined Montreal and Quebec tour. Quebec’s UNESCO World Heritage old town is bursting with historical delights celebrating 400 years of history in six sectors. Alternatively, our Canadian Contrasts tour mixes the urban treasures of the east with the rural beauty of snow-capped mountains and rolling ranch land of Canada’s west.

Destination Highlights
  • Explore the boutiques, hotels and restaurants of Montreal: the Underground City - with its vast network of passageways connecting Montreal’s metro stations
  • Cycle, ice skate and picnic in the sprawling Mount Royal Park, as you absorb breath-taking views over the city
  • Indulge in island life at Île Sainte-Hélène and Île Notre Dame, which are home to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Floralies Gardens and the Biosphere Environmental Museum
  • Marvel at North America’s largest cathedral, the intricate and colourful Notre-Dame Basilica

Time Zone

GMT-5 hours

Flight Time

Approx 8 hours; British Airways and Air Canada both offer a direct service to Montreal from London Heathrow.

Currency

CAD - Canadian Dollar

Visa Information

Please ensure you have a valid electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) prior to your departure to Canada. Please check on the Canadian Embassy for all Visa FAQ’s.

Language

French, English

Health Information

No vaccinations required

Types of Montreal holidays

Montreal Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

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