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Montreal Afternoon Tea Tour provided by 'Round Table Tours

Montreal Afternoon Tea Tour

Montreal Afternoon Tea Tour
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About
Discover Montreal's unique and diverse tea scene. Taste the different approaches to tea while visiting a Montreal-based Chinese tea company, a top tea importer with a tea sommelier school, a french company with teas blended in the perfume capital of the world, a high tea in Montreal's hip Mile End, and a Japanese Tea room. This tour includes the tasting of diverse teas, meeting the passionate players of the respective organizations, as well enjoying some gourmet bites and desserts, afternoon tea style.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6351P7
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • gratuities for the guide
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • 1063 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J6, Canada
  • 5326 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1S1, Canada
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • gratuities for the guide
Departure details
  • 1063 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J6, Canada
  • 5326 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1S1, Canada
Duration
5h
Return details
  • 5326 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1S1, Canada
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul. 13, 2020
A note from Montreal Afternoon Tea Tour
Guides and guests are required to wear masks as well as wash hands upon arrival and departure at each site. Each traveller will be given their own portion of food and they will not take from communal plates. Groups will be limited to 8 or 10 people depending on the tour. Tours can be made private.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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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Lisa D
Annapolis, United States3 contributions
Treat yourself to the best tour in Montreal
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Turkeysoup44
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

cwilson626
Westport, CT4 contributions
An absolute MUST for anyone!!
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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Turkeysoup44
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
A Montreal highlight
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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Turkeysoup44
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
Outstanding Tea Experience! Like no other!
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Turkeysoup44
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pam W
Ann Arbor, MI118 contributions
If you love tea- a must!
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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Rebecca A
Chicago, IL2 contributions
A superior treat!
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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, LA2,447 contributions
Lots!
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for the feedback Roseann! All the best! :)
Written August 28, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

K G
Chicago, IL4 contributions
More than I hoped for
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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CindyMNTraveler
Chanhassen, MN109 contributions
Interesting and good variety of experiences but looooong
Apr. 2018 • Family
I took two college ladies with me on this tour. We started with an English tea place, then went to a Japanese tea place and finished at a Chinese tea store. We enjoyed it but felt it was too long. We ducked out after 3.5 hours had other things to do before we headed back to the US. Go with your friends or you might get stuck with strangers with whom you have nothing to talk about for a half a day. Also, be ready to get caffeinated. It was a bit overwhelming.
Written April 21, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nicole L
Miami Beach, FL9 contributions
Fabulous Tour! Highly Recommended!
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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