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Old Montreal Food Tour
RATED 5 on 5 Duration: 3 hours and a 2.3-km (1.4-mile) walkIncludes: 5 food stops, including 3 sit-down restaurants and 1 brewpubCost: Staring at 67 CAD + ticketing fees and taxes for adult tickets (children's prices available)Times: 11 a.m. and more, Monday - Saturday A unique way to experience Old Montreal’s essential sights including Notre Dame Basilica, the Old Port and St. Paul Street. Enjoy 5 food stops including 3 sit-down restaurants.
One-of-a-Kind Food Tastings — This 3-hour guided walking tour brings you on a culinary voyage through Montreal’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 Montreal bagel topped with salmon. Two traditional Québécois tastings are included along the way while you discover and savour Montreal’s history. In between food tastings, we learn about Montreal’s culture and history, through its old and not-so-old buildings, in a fresh Local Montreal Tour way! All food tastings are included in the ticket price. Please see tasting locations on the right.
Historic & Cultural Experience — Walking through the narrow cobblestone streets of Old Montreal, 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 Montreal 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.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE OLD MONTREAL FOOD TOUR?
Our Old Montreal Food Tour is perfect for tourists, locals, and returning visitors alike. It is for anyone looking to discover the intriguing historic sights and diverse food that Old Montreal has to offer. It is very centrally located, and steps away from a metro station, making it an excellent option for those staying at any downtown hotel. We invite foodies, history buffs, architecture lovers, locals, tourists, culture lovers, couples, explorers, families, friends, and of course, you! We invite all those who are planning a group activity or solo afternoon adventure to join us and discover Montreal’s oldest district through food, drink, and interesting tales. Whether you are from around the corner or far away, or if you are in it for the food or the history, you will walk away from the Old Montreal Food Tour with new insights into Montreal, and a happy, full stomach.
WHY TAKE THE OLD MONTREAL FOOD TOUR?
Old Montreal 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 tour blends English and French cultures in a unique and interactive way. Taking an Old Montreal Food Tour allows you to experience, with a knowledgeable local with a passion for food and culture, the indoor culinary scene locals love so much, and the outdoor historic sights. Join us and uncover some of Montreal’s most enticing bits of history, visual treats, and tasty bites.
READY TO BUY TICKETS?
Ready to join us on The Old Montreal Food 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 sector of Montreal.
¤ 5+ tastings, including 3 sit-down restaurants, and 1 brewpub
¤ A unique way to experience Old Montreal’s essential sights including Notre Dame Basilica (we do not enter on the tour), the Old Port and St. Paul Street.
¤ Taste a unique Portuguese poutine, experience Montreal's classic bagel sandwich, a historic bank... and more!
1. Crew Café
A one-of-a-kind experience, we enter one of Montreal's historic banks and enjoy a delicious smoked salmon bagel at Crew Café and co-working space.
This local gluten-free bakery offers us their personal favourite treat: gluten-free carrot cake.
This modern Portuguese eatery serves us a Montreal classic with a decadent twist: fries, gravy, Portuguese chicken and choriço.
4. Bistro-Brasserie Les Soeurs Grises
A brewpub named after Montreal's historic Grey Nuns, where we savour local beer along with smoked duck breast and local sausage.
5. Soupe Soup
Experience a Québécois classic, “pouding chômeur”, and learn how this dessert represents Quebec's culinary culture so well.
About this tour
Adult ticket prices start at 67 CAD + 3 CAD ticketing fees and taxes for a total of 80.48 CAD.
For children 7 to 13, tickets are 35 CAD + 2 CAD ticketing fees and taxes.
For children 6 and under, tickets are 17 CAD + 2 CAD ticketing fees and taxes.
Taxes = 5% GST and 9.975% PST
Monday to Saturday, departures from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
*All ages and 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 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 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 our first tasting location, Crew Collective Café,360 St-Jacques St., Montreal
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.