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Montreal: Private Tour with a Local

1. Montreal: Private Tour with a Local

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the information that will help you make the most of your trip. Get to know Montreal through the eyes of a Lokafyer on a 2, 3 or 4 hour private tour. Meet at your accommodation and head out on the tour to get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.

Montreal: Sugar Shack Maple Syrup Day Trip with Lunch

2. Montreal: Sugar Shack Maple Syrup Day Trip with Lunch

Embark on a private day trip from Montreal where you will explore an authentic Quebec Sugar Shack farm, see the process of how maple syrup is made from extraction to bottling, and enjoy an all you can eat lunch buffet at the farm. Begin your day being picked up from any downtown Montreal hotel. Once you are settled in the air-conditioned car you will begin your journey towards the Sugar Shack farm. Upon arrival, marvel at the natural beauty of the farm around you. Follow your guide around the farm where you will learn about maple trees and how maple syrup is made from them. Fun fact: Canada produces about 80% of the world’s pure maple syrup, and Québec alone makes up over 90% of the country’s production.  Once your tour around the farm is complete, feast on a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet lunch. After lunch, you will make your journey back to downtown Montreal where your driver will drop you off at your hotel.

Montreal: Small Group Evening City Tour

3. Montreal: Small Group Evening City Tour

Join this small group tour to discover the top sights of Montreal by night. Benefit from the insights of your bilingual, local guide as you traverse the city in the comfort of a climate-controlled van. The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Downtown Montreal. Journey through Downtown, admiring the city lights and the special evening atmosphere. Pass through the upscale neighborhoods of Westmount and their unique houses and grand mansions. Pause for a photo opportunity with the magnificently illuminated St Joseph Oratory before ascending Mont-Royal. Enjoy a short stroll to a lookout point and take in breathtaking views of the city under the cover of night. Climb back into the van and travel to the vibrant nightlife areas of the city. Cross the Jacques Cartier Bridge to see its light up-close and marvel at the Montreal skyline from afar. Check out the Old Port's night festivities before ending your tour with a visit to the historic Old Montreal. Your evening adventure ends with a safe return to your hotel.

Montreal: Personalized Private Food Tour with a Local Foodie

4. Montreal: Personalized Private Food Tour with a Local Foodie

In central Montreal, the food scene can get slightly overwhelming — but with a food-obsessed local guide to lead the way, you’ll know exactly where to go for the very best of it. Discover the local specialties of this multicultural melting pot, including handmade and wood-fired bagels rolled in sesame seeds. Start in the youthful Plateau area, known for its casual bars and 24-hour eateries popular with students. Try Canadian classics at one of the favorite spots, then head 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) west to the trendy Mile End neighborhood, a hub of old-school bagel shops and cool cafés. Once there, get your caffeine fix at a coffee shop and a sesame bagel from St-Viateur, an iconic local haunt. Then, continue 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) further west through the Little Italy neighborhood. Pop into an Italian grocery store, if you like, then head to Jean-Talon Market for handcrafted cheeses and chewy crepes. The local partner's handpicked hosts are culinary connoisseurs and history buffs, bakers and bankers, students and seniors. Like the people who travel with them, they have different backgrounds and interests — but they're all so passionate about the place they call home, they choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them.

Montreal: Private Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour with a Local

5. Montreal: Private Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour with a Local

Discover Montreal's best-kept secrets with a local host matched to your interests. Enjoy a private and personalized experience as you explore the colorful history that has created a multicultural melting pot in the heart of the city. Your local host will lead you off the tourist trail down a secret network of cobblestoned streets to parts of Montreal your guidebook doesn't even know about. Learn about the European roots of the city, and discover the unique Québécois food and peculiar shops loved by locals in Plateau and Mile End. Explore Jean-Talon market, where growers, butchers, and fishmongers display their best produce. Relax in the enchanting Mount Royal Park and practice your French as you amble up to one of Montreal's most popular viewpoints to look over the city. Enjoy a flexible itinerary so you can always change your mind about what you want to do. Get matched to a like-minded host after booking to make the most of your experience. The local partner's handpicked hosts are culinary connoisseurs and history buffs, bakers and bankers, students and seniors. Like the people who travel with them, they have different backgrounds and interests — but they’re all so passionate about the place they call home, they choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 227 reviews

We had a truly pleasant experience and tour with EDUARDO He was extremely well versed and knowledgeable on the culture and history of Montreal We enjoyed his patient and passionate demeanor in allowing us to interact with him as we determined where and what to see

Delighted with the tour, Roberto is an excellent guide, he takes the time for every detail of the places he takes you. Without a doubt, an unforgettable experience and more than the tour was in Spanish, it was luxurious.

The guide, Henry, very friendly and knowledgeable about the city. He suggested several tour options according to our interest. highly recommended

It was excellent to have the tour the first day, our guide, Carlos, was very nice and patient with us and he located us very well in the city

Andrew guided us well. We saw a lot and also got to know the underground.