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Old Montreal Evening Food & Drink Tour [Available on private request only]
RATED 5 on 5 Duration: 2.5 hours and a 1.3-km (0.8-mile) walkIncludes: 4 food stops, including 2 sit-down restaurants, a decadent brownie and 2 alcohol stopsCost: Starting at 74 CAD + ticketing fees and taxesTimes: Wednesdays and Saturdays by reservation only Old Montreal is chock-full of history and culture. Enter its culinary world, rooted in tradition, but also innovation, as you wine and dine your way through the area!
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE OLD MONTREAL EVENING FOOD & DRINK TOUR?
One-of-a-kind Food and Drink Tastings — On this 2.5-hour long walking tour, we visit 4 unique tasting locations and discover the historic district of Old Montreal under the setting sun. The dishes sampled range from a decadent salad to a twist on a Quebec classic: poutine. We also pick up gluten free brownies along the way and pair them with craft beer brewed at the final location. Meanwhile, guests get a sense of the city’s rich history. We walk past enchanting buildings and even explore a hidden courtyard. All food tastings are included in the ticket price. For more details on the tasting locations, please see the column to the right.
Historic & Cultural Experience —As the tour takes you around the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal, you’ll get a chance to experience the authentic relationships between the tasting locations and locals, the people and places. Famous landmarks and contemporary restaurants reveal the layers of history in the area, and together with the guide’s stories connecting past and present, you’ll see how the two are interwoven to create the city as it is today. Not only will you learn about the city, but also the people in it; including the stories behind the restaurants we visit, about historical figures, and even the guide’s own background. They fill the tour with their own insider knowledge of Montreal. The Old Montreal Evening Food & Drink Tour is a cultural experience that ties the city’s present-day love of food and drink to its historic roots with stops including the Maison de Mère d’Youville and a view of iconic Habitat 67.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE OLD MONTREAL EVENING FOOD & DRINK TOUR?
The Old Montreal Evening Food & Drink Tour is an amazing experience for first-time visitors, seasoned travellers, and locals alike. Regardless of your relationship with Montreal, you’ll start to see it in a new light. Become more aware, have a good time, and create cherished memories to share. If you like food, drinking, history, architecture, or just want to see more of the city, this tour is for you! It is also for lovers, dreamers, sunset watchers and connoisseurs of the good things in life. Get together with a group of friends, family, coworkers or teammates and book a tour! It’s the perfect way to celebrate a birthday, bachelor(ette) party or corporate event. Due to the nature of the tour, participants must be 18+, and unfortunately it is not wheelchair accessible.
WHY TAKE THE OLD MONTREAL EVENING FOOD & DRINK TOUR?
In a word: to get a taste of what Montreal has to offer. From salad to craft beer, when you take the Old Montreal Evening Food & Drink Tour, you’re sure to learn, see, and taste something new. By combining food, drink and culture, this tour gives you an intimate look at the area, its history and its people. The guide’s knowledge of the city, the enthusiasm of the vendors, and the beauty and charm of Montreal’s most historic neighbourhood combine to create the most authentic experience possible. Don’t just look at the city, interact with it. Come join the Old Montreal Evening Food & Drink Tour!
READY TO BUY TICKETS?
Ready to join us on the Old Montreal Evening Food & Drink Tour? Great! Call us at (438) 600-0501 or click “Buy Tickets” to purchase your tickets online. We look forward to meeting you and showing you around our favourite neighbourhood of Montreal.
Where does the tour start?
Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.
→ What is the difference between the evening and day tours in Old Montreal?
Both tours give you a unique and exciting look at Old Montreal. They take you to a couple of the same food stops, too, but the evening tour runs at a slightly slower pace. It covers less ground but allows you to savour what's on offer at fine dining establishments without feeling rushed. Its duration and timing allow it to fit more easily into the schedule of those who work, and its additional focus on drinks makes it perfect for unwinding as a group, while still providing a rich and stimulating activity.
While children and youth under the age of 18 are not permitted on the Old Montreal Evening Tour, they can enjoy the daytime option as well as the Evening Mile End Tour.
¤ A 4-course dinner spread over 4 food stops, including 2 sit-down restaurants, dessert and 1 brewpub
¤ Experience the beauty of Old Montreal and its architecture in the evening as the setting sun reflects off the buildings.
¤ Take part in the festive atmosphere of the area's most delightful foods paired with sparkling wine and craft beer.
1. Restaurant Mélisse
At this gorgeous little oasis on the outskirts of the old town, you'll enjoy a fresh salad paired with sparkling wine.
2. Restaurant Taberna
This modern Portuguese eatery serves us a Montreal classic with a decadent twist: fries, gravy, Portuguese chicken and choriço.
3. Mandy's Salad Bar
Don't be fooled by the name of this trendy spot, where the guide picks up gluten-free brownies to eat with beer at the next location.
4. Bistro-Brasserie Les Soeurs Grises
At this brewpub named after Montreal's Grey Nuns, we savour craft beer along with smoked duck breast and local sausage.
About this tour
Adult ticket prices start at 74 CAD + 3 CAD ticketing fees and taxes for a total of 88.53 CAD.
Taxes = 5% GST and 9.975% PST
Wednesday and Saturdays starting around 5 or 5:30 p.m., by reservation only
Adults 18+ of all fitness levels
Maximum 16 people per tour
GROUPS AND PRIVATE TOURS
Available on request and depending upon availability. Please fill out the form on our private tour page.
The tour runs rain or shine, or extreme snow! However, we strongly recommend wearing appropriate clothes for the winter season.
SPECIAL FOOD REQUESTS
The Old Montreal Evening Food & Drink Tour is NOT vegan friendly. We offer vegetarian, or gluten-free options.
The Old Montreal Evening Food & Drink Tour offers enough food to satisfy a dinnertime appetite! Our first meal is a salad with and egg, followed by meaty poutine.
Tickets must be purchased before 10 a.m. on the day of the tour you wish to attend. We recommend booking tours in advance as they tend to sell out.
We meet at 719 William St. (Restaurant Mélisse). Further details will be included on your ticket.
We do not recommend parking on the street, as the maximum is 2 hours, and our tour lasts 3 hours. There are paid parking lots nearby at 735 William Street, 687 St. Paul St. West and 720 St. Maurice St.