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Under the Surface of Montreal's Chinatown: Guided Food Walking Tour

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    Stop At: Chinatown, St-Laurent Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1E9 Canada

    This 4hour tour scratches the veneer and gets beyond Chinatown's facade to taste its best treasures! Visit seven food tasting stops and explore the history of Chinatown and its local characters.

    After meeting at Place d'armes in Old Montreal, your guide will give a brief overview of the history of Montreal. Then take a short stroll to Chinatown. If there are children in the tour group, you'll make a stop at the water garden at the Chinese Holiday Inn.

    Head to the largest Chinese grocery store in Chinatown, learn about its history and take time to look around and shop. Afterwards, enjoy a Bahn Mi sandwich and learn how to make this local treat.

    Next, enjoy a quick bite of szechuan, Dongbei and Hunan food, while tasting some crispy pork, BBQ pork and duck. Then follow your guide to a classic Hong Kong style dimsum. Eat a fortune cookie and learn about the oldest business in Chinatown that makes them!

    Afterwards, taste Chinese pastries at a Cantonese bakery, try some famous dragon's beard candy and finish off with high quality tea from a Montreal based company with farms in Southern China.

    You will be very full at the end of this tour. Step into a different world that you may have never found on your own!

    Duration: 4 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Côte de la Place d’Armes and, St Jacques St, Montreal, QC H2Y 4A4, Canada
    Departure Time
    11:30 AM
    4h 30m
    Return Details
    1063 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J6, Canada
    • Food tasting
    • Light refreshments
    • Lunch 12-courses
    • Snacks
    • Professional guide
    • Local guide
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • When you go to shops, any purchases you make above and beyond the tour are your responsibility.
    • Your local tour operator will provide ponchos in case of rain but you need to dress appropriately for the weather otherwise.
    • You'll be provided a bottle of water and a juice in the summer as well as a choice of a dessert or bubble tea at the end and tea
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
    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 July 4, 2019

    This tour was filled with wonderful tidbits..of food AND information. We learned a great deal about the history of Montreal as a whole, along with the origins and evolution of Chinatown. Food tastings, and meals were varied and delicious! Everyone was more than satisfied with...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank BlueHorizons1
    Reviewed June 11, 2019

    Our guide Melissa was the perfect guide for this tour. She knows a lot about food, especially Chinese food. Melissa made every effort to choose the right food according to the taste expressed by the member of our group so everyone could make new and...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Daniel D
    Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

    This was a very special day we spent with Melissa. We immediately connected and had a terrific time touring China Town. Melissa is a great host and has a great repertoire with the merchants we visited. We felt welcomed by each of them and it...More

    1  Thank cappt
    Reviewed December 2, 2017

    The is a wonderful tour, one that will fill your stomach and mind. Our tour guide Mélissa Simard made our experience engaging from start to finish. She was very interested in what kinds of foods we liked and disliked, then really customized all of our...More

    Date of experience: November 2017
    1  Thank Bruce C
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    July 17, 2019|
    Response from Daniel D | Reviewed this property |
    The guide from Round Table tour will accommodate your food allergies and will also tailor the tour according to your taste. Those guys know a lot about food in general and Chinese food in particular. Expect very nice food... More
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