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Flavors of Old Montreal Walking Tour

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    Taste the delicious diversity of Montreal during this 2.5-hour walking tour of the city's thriving culinary scene and the many food-focused retailers in Old Montreal. Whether you're a hardcore foodie or simply looking for a new lens through which to explore this unique Quebec city, this tour is a great option.

    Start your visit at the Notre-Dame Basilica at 9:30am, where you'll meet your expert local guide. The charming cobblestone streets of Old Montreal will be your setting for the next 2.5 hours, as you wander past the area's many colonial façades and learn about its rich French heritage. This historic district also happens to be the home of some of the city's most delicious boutique food sellers and patisseries, many of which occupy former showrooms and factories dating from the 19th century.

    Absorb some history about the area from your guide as you walk. Hear about the longstanding French influence on Montreal's culinary scene, and discover how the World Expo of 1967 played a key role in expanding the palates (and appetites) of Montreal residents. Along the way you'll also sample a variety of tasty foodstuffs, including smoked meat, macaroons, pâtés, and much more. It's the perfect way to satisfy your hunger for knowledge during your visit to Montreal.
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    Departure Point
    Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal, 110 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H2Y 1T2, Canada
    Duration
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Guided food tour through Old Montreal
    • Tastings at 5 locations
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Staci hosted our tour and she did a fabulous job!! She interspersed history with wonderful food spots, explaining the cultural significance of the food we tasted. Food tastings included pastries, pate, specially smoked brisket and concluded with maple syrup gelato.

    Thank LindaJ944
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Camile was amazing! We loved how fun and interactive she was during her tour. The tour itself was great as well! We enjoyed seeing the city and sampling all of the food.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank MattEllisINTL
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Good food and nice site seeing. The tour guide was knowledgeable of Montreal’s traditional gastronomy and provided some historical information on the city as well.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Hector d
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Camille was an awesome guide! She was informative and interesting. She made sure to point out the architecture and interesting history of the area. The food was delicious and filling. I highly recommend this food tour and you are lucky if Camille is your guide!...More

    Thank Lesley S
    Reviewed August 9, 2019

    Our guide, Gabriel, made this such an excellent experience. He provided a lot of background and history of Montreal as we walked from one food stop to another. We had a small group so there was a lot of Q&A, interaction, etc. In terms of...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    I don’t think you can join the tour mid way through I would recommend the Beyond the Bagel food tour much better food and very interesting as well. Most tours start in the morning I think 3 o’clock is getting too close to... More
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