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Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours

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Spade & Palacio is a collaboration of two born and raised, young Montrealers who are passionate about our city and love to show it. We originally met during our guiding classes and bonded over a shared interest and intention of having our visitors...more
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Montreal, Quebec H2R 1S8, Canada
Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the temperature was arctic, Lesley kept the tour warm and comfortable with her enthusiasm for Montreal, its people, and its traditions. I couldn’t have asked for a better tour, and I will be back again!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DavFalls
DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad to hear you enjoyed the route and hanging out with Lesley. Please check out some of our other routes by bike or foot on the next visit. Happy we could host you. Cheers

Reviewed 1 week ago

When I visit a city my favorite thing I am on the look out to do is to cruise around where the locals go: whether coffee shops, pubs, craft fares, music venues, side streets, restaurants. I do love history, art and culture, however I feel...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank StephenRMDunford
DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Heya! Thanks for sending through your feedback. This route is a great intro to Montreal, without being a history lesson we really aim at getting our guests to walk away with a day in the life of a local experience, with a friend who just...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The tour gave a different perspective of Montreal. The murals were interesting, and the civic commitment to public art was fascinating. We had a 6 person tour with visitors from many places and I think everyone enjoyed it. Very good and well prepared guide. He...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BEIreland
DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hey there! Thanks for sharing. All of our routes include street art in some form or other since the scene in Montreal is so impressive. Happy to hear you enjoyed the tour and info on the city. We aim at showing off the city through...More

Reviewed October 30, 2018

So my wife and I booked this tour well in advance of our trip. I guess we mixed up our dates and showed up on the wrong day. They were more than accommodating and fit us in anyways! One of the reasons we booked this...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Adrian L
DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Heya! Glad you guys could join. That route is such a laid back intro to the diverse hoods of Montreal. Make it back next summer for a bike tour. Thanks for the recommendation! Cheers

Reviewed October 28, 2018

“Beyond the Market” is well-named. This is a fun exploration of places a bit off the usual tourist path, along with some time through the Jean Talon Market. Truly off the beaten path was the meeting place and first stop, Los Planes, a liitle Salvadorean...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank visitingaunt
DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Heya! Thanks for sharing. We’re always so happy to show our guests a real version of our hoods that are often missed out on. Lesley is a gem, I’ll share this with her. Cheers

Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

We are extremely please by our tour and guide, Lesley. The restaurants and Farmer’s market were fun and top quality food and drink. We are trying to book for tomorrow for another tour with this company and Lesley. 5 Stars! We appreciate the value of...More

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DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Hey guys! Thanks for the stars and happy you were able to join our Basilica route the following day. Both cover such different and unique areas. Glad to hear Lesley showed you a good time. Make it back next year for a bike tour. Cheers...More

Reviewed October 24, 2018

Great tour. Great food. Great guide. Made us love montreal even more. I cannot recommend highly enough

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kenneth j
DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Hi there! Short and sweet and to the point, love it. Thanks for letting us share our love of Montreal through its great food. Come back for another route next visit :) Cheers!

Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

We were a group of 6 people and had an incredible afternoon with Danny. There was a bit of everything on this tour; art, food and history. We didn’t feel like tourists at all, we felt like a friend was showing us around his city....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Emily D
DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Heya! You were a great addition to the other 4 that day, thanks for sharing your positive feedback. Our goal is to have our guests walk away with a day in the life of a local experience. Glad to hear we succeeded. Please make your...More

Reviewed October 19, 2018

Walking from the Basilica up to the district where the murals are and seeing everything in between, including quite off the beaten path things like a super funky vintage clothing store, was a great way to get an overview of this great city without getting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Heya! Glad you enjoyed your time with Anne-Marie. The BTB route is a great intro to different neighbourhoods from classic to funky. Something we started running because this is what we showed friends who first arrived to Montreal to get them oriented. Come back for...More

Reviewed October 19, 2018

We absolutely loved the way in which Anne-Marie started in one part of town (Old Montreal) and gave us some history and architectural highlights and then took us all the way up St. Laurent to see the street art (murals). The whole tour was so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Hi there! Anne-Marie is probably THE proudest Montreal. So happy to hear the recommendations list came handy and you enjoyed seeing diverse hoods with us. We'd love to host you on a food tour next time. Thanks for sharing your feedback. Means a lot being...More

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Max 10 per group 😉
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Response from Islandgal | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if it was the norm, but I took the Beyond the Basilica tour last October (over a holiday weekend) and there were six of us, plus our guide. Highly recommend.
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