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Montreal Afternoon Tea Tour
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Montreal Afternoon Tea Tour

By 'Round Table Tours
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Ages 14-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 5h
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Live guide: German, English, French
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  • Certified guide or tea sommelier
  • Bag for purchases
  • All of the tea, a tea-based cocktail, and the gourmet bites and desserts from two high-tea menus that add up to a generous meal
  • Learning about tea and its history, how to taste it, and the stories of the owners of each establishment
  • Taxis for the longer distances
  • Brief history of the neighborhoods visited
  • Entry/Admission - Mile-End
  • Entry/Admission - Quartier Latin
  • Entry/Admission - Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Entry/Admission - Chinatown
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • gratuities for the guide


Start:
  • 1063 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J6, Canada
End:
  • 5326 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1S1, Canada

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6351P7

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. There is 3.3 kilometres of walking
  • It is recommended to bring a reusable water bottle for ecological reasons, but a bottle will be provided, if necessary
  • The tour runs year round regardless of weather conditions. Please dress appropriately
  • Please inform local tour operator of any food restrictions or allergies
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1063 Boul. Saint-Laurent
    1063 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J6, Canada
    See address & details
  • 1
    Mile-End
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Quartier Latin
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Plateau Mont-Royal
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Chinatown
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    5326 Boul. Saint-Laurent
    5326 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1S1, Canada
    See address & details
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  • 'Round Table Tours
    244
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Joined in June 2013
  • Ramossagd
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delicious!
    The food on this tour is plentiful and SO delicious! We had to take some home with us because it was just so much for one day. The first stop, a great deli, was my favorite, but there's a stop for babka later that was a verrrry close second. It's a pretty long tour and I think some of the stopping points could be shortened or cut out, but all of the food was on point. Still thinking about the babka!
    Written October 25, 2023
  • BIGMACjr
    0 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good food, but the guide wasnt interesting.
    The tour guide seemed under-prepared, and distracted and talked about herself more than about the subject matter. The food was very good, but she didn't tie it all together. Overall it was unprofessional.
    Written October 21, 2023
  • ThomasD827
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An absolute must-do in Montreal
    We did this tour with Melissa on Shabbat, also during a street festival on Saint Laurent, but it was really phenomenal. Whether you are Jewish of not, you will learn about a corner of the world, through its food, that is a gem on earth. We visited seven (!) restaurants, and were able to compare bagels and smoked meat with different styles, and also walked through traditional neighborhoods and learned about the history and the changes in Montreal over the past several centuries. Melissa seemed to know everyone we encountered, which also made this more of a friendly feel of a tour. This should be a must when visiting Montreal.
    Written September 4, 2023
  • jeffreywO6437UD
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Jewish Food Tour!
    Best food tour we've taken in any city we've visited. Melissa is incredibly knowledgeable of the cultural history of Montreal. We learned a lot about not just the Jewish history of the city, but current issues as well. She was also super flexible about scheduling and finding a date that worked with our travel plans. Come hungry because there are a lot of stops and the food is excellent!
    Written July 24, 2023
  • WetDogSmell
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a great idea!
    What a great idea! Melissa is a terrific guide. Eight stops along the way with some REALLY delicious food!
    Written July 4, 2023
  • hkramer1974
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience!!
    Absolutely must do tour for any foodie coming to Montreal! A great way to “skip the line” and taste 2 or the 3 pillars of Montreal food (bagels and smoked meat!). Great information and great walking tour!!
    Written July 2, 2023
  • 849suet
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A yummy tour!
    Our tour guide was fabulous! She was knowledgeable, pleasant and kept us well fed and moving! My husband and I loved her stories about the restaurants, the communities as well as the food. There was a lot of walking, but a lot of eating, so it was balanced and we would highly recommend it!
    Written July 1, 2023
  • laraw729
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Girls Trip Activity!
    Highly recommend! Melissa was just incredible!! She was professional, knowledgeable, and just really fun! I was there on a girls trip - my friends are Jewish - I am not (just adopted in ☺️) and I found it fascinating! The history and influence of the Jewish culture in Montreal is amazing. Must do for anyone!
    Written April 24, 2023
  • bigmidge1
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So good you'll plotz.
    This was a GREAT tour!!! The guide, Melissa, was great, and the food was FANTASTIC. And there was sooo much food!!! And it was all seriously delicious. My only tip? Don't forget to bring a tip! Melissa was great.
    Written October 29, 2022
  • susanmcc63
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    History/Culture/Great Food
    Melissa was a fantastic guide. Her love of Montreal, it’s history and the knowledge of Chinese food and traditions was exceptional. Melissa’s enthusiasm was contagious. Lots of great food, too much by the end. The walk has lots of stops for food, and Melissa was conscious to stop and talk with benches close by, so suitable for people that are not able to walk very far. Best food tour yet.
    Written October 11, 2022
  • Kingtrips
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Left full of food and with more insight into Montreal’s history
    A great food tour should fill your belly with great food and your head with a sense of place. This was a great tour! First the belly part- We had an opportunity to sample rivaling smoked meat and bagel shops in a fraction of the time that it would have taken on our own. In addition, we sampled other businesses that were clearly local favorites. Along the way our tour guide shared stories of the history of community often using photos and excerpts from writings of notable people from the community. In short, our tour guide was the real deal. Unlike many tours, the tour was based on a deep knowledge and love for the restaurants and chefs in the area and clear respect for and knowledge of the history of the community. Well done!
    Written September 8, 2022
  • T6698MMpeterc
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and delicious
    I enjoyed walking along the various sites and learning about the histories of the Jewish community, both in general and how it relates to the various restaurants, bakeries, and other locations we went to. The food was also very good, and I want to try out some of the places that we mentioned but were closed that day.
    Written September 6, 2022
  • sheldon n
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Food intersects history
    Fabulous food and history tour. Melissa is an excellent guide- thorough and animated. Learned a lot and had delicious food stops along the way. Well paced.
    Written September 6, 2022
  • Barry W
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Tour
    What a wonderful tour. Unfortunately, we had to cancel dinner reservations since we ate so much food. Two delis, two bakeries, a falafel shop, and ending with some ice cream. Melissa was incredibly knowledgeable and engaging. Not only did we learn about the history of the places we stopped, n but also a lot about the history of the Jews and other ethnic groups.
    Written September 5, 2022
  • saranmfk
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Jewish Food Tour!
    This tour was phenomenal! Melissa, the company founder, was our tour guide and was a wealth of knowledge. The food was beyond delicious and plentiful. Melissa had information and stories about each location, as well as general knowledge about Montreal and the Mile End area. It was wonderful to see the relationship Melissa has with the restaurant owners -- it was clear to see the mutual respect. We would highly recommend this tour!
    Written August 28, 2022
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Rebecca A
Chicago, IL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Melissa is a knowledgeable and engaging guide. The Afternoon Tea Tour was a highlight of my trip to Montreal. The stops on the tour were each unique and the shop/tea house owners of the establishments we visited were all very welcoming. You could tell that they all had great relationships with Melissa. There is a lot of walking on this tour, so just be prepared with comfy shoes. The beautiful part about walking is seeing a lot of Montreal close-up. Melissa had wonderful stories to share about various sights along the way. Loved this tour and will do another one next time I'm in Montreal.
Written August 28, 2018
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Thank you Rebecca for your presence, comments and also your career insight. It's left a mark on me! Hope to see you next time you are here on another tour! :)
Written August 28, 2018
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Roseann R
New Orleans, LA2,586 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Melissa is a wonderful host! Be prepared for lots of information, lots of tea, and lots of walking. If you are a tea lover, this is a great tour; if you are only mildly interested in tea, this could be too much information. It truly does take 4.5 hours, and all of it is used to explain verbally, and hands on, as well, just how to brew the perfect cup of tea. It's mostly green teas; and all the tastings are done sans sugar or milk. Eat something before starting because it does take quite some time before you eat anything...but when you do...it's amazing. The vegetable rice bowl at a tea house is fantastic. The ending location with high tea is fabulous. The kitchen makes everything from scratch. I wish an hour could be eliminated.
Written August 27, 2018
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Thanks for the feedback Roseann! All the best! :)
Written August 28, 2018
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K G
Chicago, IL4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The guide was great. She was knowledgeable and entertaining. Between the expertise at each establishment and hers, I learned a lot. I went to places I would never have gone to, or even found. The bar was not open but we went to a very wonderful tea house instead. Sooo many teas were explained, tasted and purchased at each stop. Each stop was unique. Worth every penny. I hope to take another of her tours someday.
Written August 25, 2018
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Nicole L
Miami Beach, FL9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
Boy, did this exceed every expectation! By chance, my husband surprised me for my 30th birthday by taking me to Montreal and booking this lovely tour.

Our amazing guide, Melissa infuses (pun intended) the simple pleasure of enjoying tea with a synoptic history along with her appreciation for the industry and Montreal is infectious.

At times, tours can lack personality or even feel you wanting more. You don't feel that way on this experience at all. In addition to visiting several tea establishments (both local and corporate), you really get a sense of how the tea world works and what it brings to the table.

Not only that, Melissa indirectly gives you a tour of Montreal, you'll enjoy tea variations and learn some history but you'll also learn about local life and all the delicious local fare that pairs beautifully with tea. Did I forget to mention, this is really a great move if you'd like to subside that cold wintery air!
Written November 28, 2017
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Magic3232
Atlanta, GA17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
Melissa provided us an amazing tour focused around the tea culture in Montreal and the history of tea and also a little bit of Montreal history as well. The stops on the tour were well thought out, all a little bit different and all top-notch. My boyfriend, who hates tours, really loved this one. There's lots of walking which wasn't a problem for us but good to be aware of.
We specifically loved the stops at Cha Do Raku and the Cardinal Team Room. By the way all of the vendors treated Melissa she is well respected in the community and welcomed everywhere.
If you're into tea or just wanting something new to learn about-- this is definitely for you. Can't recommend any higher!
Written November 20, 2017
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Lisa D
Annapolis, United States3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is my second tour with Melissa of Round Table Tours and I hope to go on many more!
She is an outstanding guide, with a great ability to create an engaging srory about a particular food and draw us in to the narrative.
Her tea tour is amazing. My family group ranged from my young adult nephew and his girlfriend to my 85 year old mother with dementia and every one of us had a fabulous time.
Melissa went out of her way to get answers to questions and make sure everyone enjoyed themselves.
I will absolutely be booking another tour with Melissa the next time I'm in Montreal.
Written October 14, 2019
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Thank you so much Lisa! It is a treat having you and Edith and co every time! I hope to have you back many more times. You are by far one of the guests that eats up the content and has a deep appreciation of the people we meet along the tour and all that we taste and for the geeky info too! :) It was gratifying to do such contrasting tours for you and have you enjoy both. I look forward to next time and I promise that it will be wildly different from the first two! All the best until then!
Written October 15, 2019
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cwilson626
Westport, CT4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We had an absolutely wonderful time learning and trying different teas and treats in the area. This was the most enriching experience we have had on a trip and we were so blessed to have Melissa leading the way. We were joined by one other couple which worked out quite nicely for all the stops we made to keep it an intimate and knowledge-filled tour.

Every stop was just wonderful. Walking and seeing the sites coupled with the amazing tea and treats could not be beat. We came home from our trip to Montreal with a new appreciation for Montreal, tea, and the whole entire world.

If you are on the fence, do it. This tour is not to be missed.
Written September 26, 2019
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I believe this is Clorasteen! We really had a wonderful day! It was as much a treat for me! You guys were so pleasant to have on the tour. Everyone was friendly, laid-back and appreciative and that makes it rewarding for everyone! All the best until next time!
Written September 27, 2019
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Catherine P
California7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
My daughter and I participated in the afternoon tea tour and we both loved it. We love tea to begin with and the tea tour gave us an opportunity to try different and specially curated teas. We learned a lot and we bought several teas to enjoy at home. Our group was great and the afternoon flew by. Thanks, Melissa, for a great time.
Written August 12, 2019
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Thank you Catherine! You and Sofia were wonderful guests!! Please contact us if you are back in Montreal!
Written August 13, 2019
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Christina V
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
We had an amazing and unbeatable experience with Melissa during our tea tour. This tour is outstanding for people who like tea, are interested in different kinds of tea, or even just want to drink a bunch of yummy tea (and eat delicious food!) at cool spots around Montreal!

Right away, Melissa made us feel welcome with her thoughtful gift of a tote bag and water bottle! Melissa is a friendly and super knowledgeable tour guide who curated an amazing day of visiting 5 different tea houses/shops that showed a variety of styles of tea.

Melissa is clearly an industry professional, as at each spot we had a curated experience waiting for us where we sampled a variety of teas and food, getting served and guided by the owner themselves or from knowledgeable staff. This is definitely not an experience you can recreate on your own.

I loved how each spot was unique and showcased a different style of tea. We started at a tea school with a workshop about tea and its history. We learned about the different types of tea, regions, and how to brew tea in the traditional way. We were able to ask questions, drink a variety of teas, and brew our own! It was truly unique and interesting!

We made our way to other tea houses/shops each very different and trying a variety of teas from Chinese teas, English chai tea, Russian tea, Japanese tea (the Japanese tea house was a special experience filled with a variety of teas and delicious food!) and ending with a full traditional high tea service complete with sandwiches, scones, desserts, and of course lots of amazing tea!

For the price, it was actually an incredible value! We spent a whole afternoon trying more tea and more food with Melissa’s knowledge and the expertise of various industry professionals. Not only are you getting the experience, but you are also getting all the tea you can drink, plus you will definitely leave full!

I would like to take a moment to respectfully disagree with a few of the previous reviews. First of all, I would like to point out that while yes, there is a fair bit of walking, if you are physically able to walk comfortably, it’s an enjoyable experience! I actually loved the exercise in between eating sweets and yummy treats! The walking is spaced out between 5 different places, and while you are walking, Melissa is acting as a tour guide, pointing out and explaining landmarks, important buildings, architecture, talking about the neighborhoods and we walked through beautiful neighborhoods that are off the beaten path that I know I would not have been able to find our learn about had I not been on the tour.

Second, from the 4th to the 5th stop, you take a cab, as Melissa takes her feedback seriously to improve her customers’ experiences.

Another criticism that I am honestly confused about is the length of the tour. At $155 per person I was more than happy to get the most of my experience! There is no “wasted” time on this tour and each place you go to is unique, interesting, and delicious. Our tour was from 2pm-7pm and we actually wished that we could stay a little longer at most of the places! Time flew and I could not believe that it was 7 pm by the end of our tour!

Thank you so much Melissa for an unforgettable experience, we can’t wait to do another tour!
Written August 9, 2019
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Wow! Wow! Thank you for your thoughtful recounting of your experience and your generosity in sharing. You guys were a treat to have on the tour. Your endless enthusiasm and delight made it so gratifying for me as well as the technical questions that challenged me, sharing your knowledge of the opium wars was a first and was wonderful! The connections you made with cigars brought another dimension and your warmth and interest created an atmosphere conducive to connection, inclusion and engagement! I cannot reiterate enough what a gift it was to have you on the tour nor the personal and professional value that a solid gold review like this carries. I just hope to have you back!! All the best until then!
Written August 10, 2019
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Pam W
Ann Arbor, MI118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Melissa is a wonderful guide and very knowledgeable of teas. Had 6 stops lots of wonderful teas and at the food stops did a fantastic job of accommodating my daughter who is gluten free! Lots of walking! That directly wasn’t a problem (walking) but I kept lagging behind after stop #3 because it was sloppy, and slippery, causing me to be overly cautious not wanting to fall. Not the correct choice in boots that day. Learned a lot of new information on teas. Highly recommend.
Written December 2, 2018
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