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Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours

Montreal, Quebec H2R 1S8, Canada
+1 514-806-3263
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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 walk away with a day in the life of a local experience. Three years later we decided to take matters into our own hands and the company was born. It’s simple; we take our guests away from the mains, our tours are non-touristy. We want to showcase unknown parts while promoting local, young and women entrepreneurs on our walking food tours and your local guide’s favorite parts of town on our bike tours. Unlike other companies, we guarantee intimate groups of 10 or less. We hire only local and licensed fun guides. You aren’t sheep we herd around town, you’re our guests and we keep it human scale, authentic and real.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Montreal, Quebec H2R 1S8, Canada
Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
+1 514-806-3263
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This past weekend my girlfriend and I went on the Mural tour with host Anne-Marie. Both of us had an amazing time. Anne-Marie had a plethora of knowledge surrounding the murals and artists. In addition she shared tons of insider tips and interesting facts about...More

Thank Aaron N
Reviewed 4 days ago

Even though we've been visiting Montreal for years, this bike tour really opened our eyes to parts of the city we had never visited before. Danny was an amazing guide--witty and knowledgeable about lesser-known parts of the city. The bikes are high-quality and even for...More

Thank whitesapphire
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had a wonderful walking tour (Beyond the Basilica) with Frances. She is very knowledgeable and very passionate about Montreal. There were a few "no-shows", and we had a private tour. The tour is 2 1/2 hours long. We walked all over...More

1  Thank Lynneatty
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was traveling alone, and had 4 other people in my group (5 people total). I had Frances as my guide, and she was great! She also had a lovely sense of humor, so the tour was very enjoyable. The food tastings were very spaced...More

1  Thank travelhaja
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We been having food tours all over the world. This one is at the top of the list. Danny was great as he brought to life the amazing diversity / food / culture and small treasures of Montreal city.

Thank שני ט
DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Heya! Your family was awesome, it was my pleasure to show you around. Honestly, the top of the list! *blushes* Thanks and come back for a different route. Hope you enjoyed QC City.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The market tour was so worth it..I saw areas of Montreal I would likely never have discovered and sampled amazing food and craftbeer. I now have a list of unique establishments to revisit.The cold brew and Ethiopian coffee was the best I've ever tried

Thank pfeifferdaniela
DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Heya! Glad you share the same love for the microroastery we visit, we can never get enough. They and all of our stops are top in their field and we're pretty proud of them. Join us on a bike tour next! Cheers,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group was two 50+ parents with three millennials. We did the Murals and the Bike tour on separate days, and I can't say enough about both tours and our tour guide, Danny. The murals are spectacular and our tour guide knew the complete history...More

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DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You guys were awesome. Just recently we had other guests from your neck of the woods who were sent to us by you. Thank you a million times. I really enjoyed the company of the entire group and promise to hit up the "millennials" ;)...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very good experience and a good way to rediscover Montreal! I had the chance to learn more about my city and to visit places I've never been before. I recommend to anyone!

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Thank Sonia S
DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey there! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Always nice to read these positive reviews :) Merci!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spade and Palacio's truly unique point of view offers tremendous insight into the eclectic neighborhoods of Montreal and the business that make them so special. Taking you to places that they and their friends frequent gives visitors the inside scoop on what its like to...More

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DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey there! You two were a pleasure to have that day. That being said the group was particularly vibrant. Thanks for the kind words and I am hoping to see you two back sooner than later! Cheers,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide was hip and personable and really knew his Montreal. History, exercise, and an insider's point of view. Kudos!

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Thank larrye595
DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Blushing * Thanks for the positive return, happy you enjoyed your time with me! Cheers,

Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie has one of Canada's most
prominent Italian communities, with Little Italy
concentrated along the convivial bends of
Saint-Lawrence Boulevard. Known for its fantastic bars
and authentic Italian fare, the domain includes the
Jean-Talon Market, the largest public market in North
America. Open year-round, sunny months see fruit and
vegetable stalls set up outside the main chalet, while
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11 September 2016|
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Response from DannyMTL | Property representative |
One beer and cheese tasting along the way!
28 July 2016|
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Response from TXtravelers1836 | Reviewed this property |
We also returned to the park mentioned by Jessica W. Our tour went just a bit longer than 3 hours. It started right on time. This is a great way to receive some off the beaten path exposure to the city and what's going on... More
14 June 2016|
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Response from DannyMTL | Property representative |
Super fit no, able to bike yes. It's not a race but we are biking and stopping during the four hours at a leisurely pace.