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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.

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Montreal: Private Day Tour to Parc Omega & Montebello Lodge

2. Montreal: Private Day Tour to Parc Omega & Montebello Lodge

Embark on a private day tour to discover more of Montreal than just the main city sights. Enjoy the local insights of your guide as you journey in the comfort a private vehicle for you and your group.  Your day begins with pickup from your accommodation. Enjoy a scenic drive through rural countryside to Omega Park, home to many species of Canadian wildlife. Drive through the park, enjoying opportunities to interact with friendly animals such as elk, deer, wild boars, and many others. Observe from up close wolves, bears, coyotes, foxes, buffalo, and caribou. The journey through the park will be between 2 to 4 hours with many opportunities for stops. Your group might want to enjoy lunch in the park paired with incredible scenic views. Next, travel to the nearby Montebello Lodge, the largest log building in North America. Built in 1930, the lodge is nestled in the heart of the scenic Montebello village and surrounded by nature. In the late afternoon, hop back in the vehicle for your return trip to Montreal. Tour concludes with drop-off at your accommodation between 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

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Montreal: Historical Food Tour with 6 Tastings

3. Montreal: Historical Food Tour with 6 Tastings

Take a journey on this 3-hour food tour in Montreal. Indulge in a variety of cuisines, including Montreal famous dishes from the city's Mile End area. Meet your tour group at L'Église Saint-Enfant-Jésus du Mile End (the Church of Baby Jesus at Mile End). First stop is Boulangerie Guillaume bakery to enjoy some warm and savory Alsatian tarts baked Montreal style. You can also buy plenty of other delicious baked goods here. Next, head north along Saint Laurent Boulevard, where you will sit and relax with beer, wine, and most importantly, locally-made sausages. Little Italy awaits you close by. Enjoy stuffed gnocchi with tasty tomato sauce. Next door you will find freshly baked bagels from Fairmount Bagel. They are so delicious on their own that the best way to eat them is as is.  Walk down Fairmount Avenue, arriving on Avenue du Parc, where you will finally have poutine, the famous Canadian dish with fries, cheese curds and gravy. The Montreal version also has smoked meat! While here, it is recommend to pair your poutine with a Quebecois beer. End your tour with some light crepes and fruit for dessert. 

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Montreal: Private Day Tour to Mont Tremblant

4. Montreal: Private Day Tour to Mont Tremblant

Take in the fresh air and stunning scenery of the Laurentian Mountains on this private day tour to Mont Tremblant.  Get picked up directly from your accommodation in Montreal and enjoy a 1.5-hour scenic drive through the Laurentian Mountains. Once you have reached Mont Tremblant you can do a light hike, take a gondola ride or take a stroll through the town and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, the choice is yours.  At the end of the day, your driver will take you back to your hotel where you will arrive between approximately 5.00 and 6.00 PM.

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Old Montreal: Architectural Walking Tour

5. Old Montreal: Architectural Walking Tour

The history of Old Montreal can be discovered through its many unique buildings. With four centuries of architecture to explore, from the walled city to the latest trends in urban design and architecture, this exclusive guided walking tour is the only one with an architectural theme. Highlights of the tour include: Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel, Bonsecours Market, Château Ramezay, City Hall, Pierre Viger House, Notre-Dame Basilica, the Old Seminary, New-York Life and Aldred buildings, Hôtel Place d’Armes, Bank of Montreal, Place Ville Marie, Cadieux Forge, Darling Foundry, the Biosphere and many more... At the end of your tour, you will have the chance to relax and enjoy a beer, a glass of wine or a soft drink at a resto-pub located in Old Montreal, right next to your start location facing the Old Port of Montreal.

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Montreal: Private Day Tour to Ottawa

6. Montreal: Private Day Tour to Ottawa

Discover the history and culture of Canada's capital city Ottawa, just a 2-hour drive from Montreal.  Get picked up directly from your accommodation and enjoy a scenic drive through the charming Canadian countryside. On arrival in Ottawa, visit Parliament Hill, where you will see the stunning neo-Gothic Parliament Building that overlooks the majestic Ottawa River. Then, wander to ByWard Market, one of Canada's oldest and largest public markets. Next, take a stroll through some of the unique parks of Ottawa. If you’re feeling peckish, get some advice from your guide on the best places for lunch in Ottawa.  In the late afternoon, your driver will take you back to your hotel where you will arrive between 5.00 and 6.00 PM.

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Montréal: Guided Tour in Vintage Convertible Cadillac

7. Montréal: Guided Tour in Vintage Convertible Cadillac

Discover the amazing sights and sounds of Canada’s cultural capital in style while you are driven around in a beautiful American convertible Cadillac. This is what you can do with friends or family during your visit to Montreal. Enjoy a personalized and private journey of the city’s famous landmarks, diverse history, and vibrant modern culture. Get recommendations from your local guide on the best restaurants and bars, nightlife, and current events to visit. Relax and soak up the summer sun in comfort while you are shown everything that makes Montreal so special, all with that local touch. Take the 1-hour option if you are on a tight schedule during your stay to explore the historical heart of the City, Old Montreal. You will be able to step back in time and see the fascinating architecture of this 17th-century French settlement, including the stunning Notre-Dame Basilica and Bonsecours Market. Visit old Montreal with its French-influenced history and architecture, dating back over 300 years during a 2-hour option. Make your way to the hip and bohemian district of Le Plateau with its famous wall murals, eclectic shops, bars, and restaurants, before cruising downtown to see the prestigious McGill University and the city’s striking modern skyscrapers. Immerse yourself in everything Montreal has to offer with the 3-hour option. Follow the itinerary of the 2-hour tour, with the addition of a drive to the top of Mont-Royal. From here you will be able to take in a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city and beyond, all the way to the St Lawrence River.

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Montreal: Private Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour with a Local

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

9. 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.

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Montreal: Personalized Private Food Tour with a Local Foodie

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Montreal

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 197 reviews

A tremendously relaxing tour that was professionally and seamlessly conducted/operated by Chris. Highlights included witnessing a consortium of moose, wolves and bisons (observed from within the safe confines of a Honda Pilot), feeding trouts and driving by the Montebello Lodge. Highly recommended for anyone with a generous amount of time and a curious/adventurous mindset.

Cameron was excellent he took us everywhere we wanted to go plus a few wonderful hole in the wall places. Very knowledgeable and funny. He made a huge difference in making this trip awesome.

Excellent experience. Got a great tour of Montreal and had lots of fun while doing it. Thanks.

A great day out. Our tour guide Chris was amazing too. Would highly recommend.

I recommend without hesitation this non-professional guided tour experience