Old Montréal is a one-of-a-kind European-style district. Its historic buildings, narrow streets, and flourishing foodie scene make it a mix of exciting elements to taste and discover. Through public squares, landmarks, and eateries, our Old Montréal Food Tour allows you to experience the culinary scene locals love so much, all while learning about the surrounding network of historic sites. Join our passionate and knowledgeable local guides to uncover some of Montréal’s most enticing bits of history, visual treats, and tasty bites in a unique and interactive way that's enjoyable for visitors and locals alike. We conduct our tours with a sustainable tourism ethos, aiming to disrupt daily life in the community as little as possible while ensuring equitable wages for all of our tour guides. You'll leave with a full heart, mind and of course, a full stomach!
1. Crew Collective & Café - We begin the tour at one of Montréal's historic banks, and enjoy a delicious smoked salmon bagel at the spectacular converted cafe and co-working space.
2. Cookie Stéfanie - This local gluten-free bakery offers us their personal favourite treat: gluten-free carrot cake.
3. Modavie - Next, join your group at one of the best tables in Old Montréal and partake in a classic French onion soup at this elegant restaurant. Adult + Alcohol ticket gets a glass of Red Wine paired to the dish (3 oz).
4. Maison Christian Faure - This local institution offers us the chance to taste one of the best macarons in the world.
5. Bistro-Brasserie Les Soeurs Grises - This brewpub was named after Montréal's historic Grey Nuns, giving us a chance to dive into Québecois culture with local beer and home made poutine. Adult + Alcohol tickets gets Craft beer pairing (4 oz).
One-of-a-Kind Food Tastings — This 3-hour guided walking tour brings you on a culinary voyage through Montréal’s historic district. We walk through European-style cobblestone streets to five different tasting locations, stopping at historic landmarks. Four of our tasting locations are sit-down restaurants, including one brewpub serving local craft beer. They range from a local gluten-free bakery, to a café serving a classic Montréal bagel topped with salmon. Two traditional Québécois tastings are included along the way while you discover and savour Montréal’s history. In between food tastings, we learn about Montréal’s culture and history, through its old and not-so-old buildings, in a fresh Local Montréal Tour way!
Historic & Cultural Experience — Walking through the narrow cobblestone streets of Old Montréal, you will have the chance to relax and take in old-world charm, as your guide leads you to the district’s richest historic spots. Old Montréal is an excellent example of the city’s English and French heritage, which we discuss and observe by visiting various important landmarks. Our tour provides you with a unique way of discovering these landmarks, as our local guides share their first-hand experience of these cultures. They will share the stories behind the Old Port, Notre Dame Basilica (we do not enter the church), public squares and more. You’ll even get an idea of how these stories relate to today’s culture.
Adults No Alcohol $64.99 CAD + $ 3 CAD ticketing fee and applicable taxes Children 5 to 13: $40 CAD + $2 CAD ticketing fee and applicable taxes Children 4 and under (no food included): $17 CAD + $2 CAD ticketing fee and applicable taxes
Monday to Saturday, departures are every half an hour from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM WHO All ages and fitness levels are welcome.
Maximum 16 people per tour
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.
The Old Montréal Food Tour is NOT vegan friendly. We offer vegetarian or gluten-free options.
If you’re an early bird, we suggest you have a small breakfast before coming. If not, you can also skip your breakfast and come directly to the food tour. Our first tasting is a salmon bagel.
Tickets must be purchased before 10 AM 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 our first tasting location, Crew Collective & Café, at 360 St-Jacques St., Montréal
We do not recommend parking on the street, as the maximum duration is 2 hours, and our tour lasts 3 hours. There are paid parking lots available, such as Vinci Park a 1-minute walk away, at 1082 Beaver Hall Hill, or Safeway Parking a 5-minute walk away, at 1016 De Bleury St.
6+ food stops including the #1 classic St. Viateur bagel. Come hungry enough for a hearty and satisfying lunch!
3 hours and a 2.3-km (1.4-mile) walk - 11 AM, 11:30 AM and 12 PM, Tuesday to Sunday - $64.99 CAD [$48.99 USD] + tax & fee (children's prices available)
6 craft beer tastings at 3 brewpubs + paired with poutine, and local charcuteries, cheese, nachos, and chocolate.
3 hour long walking tour - 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 or 4:00 PM on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays - Adult $64.99 CAD [$48.99 USD] + tax & fee
All food tastings! 5 food stops incl. a craft beer + the classic St. Viateur bagel
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