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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 3 days ago

I did the Beyond the Basilica tour with Frances on a Saturday morning, and our group was small - only 6 of us. We didn't think we'd be able to enter the basilica due to a funeral, but with some juggling of the itinerary, Frances...More

Thank Islandgal
Reviewed 6 days ago

We like to find things to do that aren't the "typical" tourist activities and this totally fit the bill. Danny (sp?) took us through neighborhoods and to local spots we would never have found. He was very informative about the history and current scene in...More

Thank LoraD1014
Reviewed 1 week ago

From start to finish the experience with Spade & Palacio was a great one! My boyfriend and I did the Beyond The Bike Lanes tour on our first full day in the city and thought it was an incredible way to learn more about the...More

Thank ali6042017
DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Heya! I had a great time hanging out with you six that afternoon, I appreciate you sharing your experience with others. When you guys return try our walking tours please! Cheers,

Reviewed 1 week ago

The highlight of our quick, 3 night stay in Montreal! Danny was excellent, knew the city in and out, very well informed and was adapting our tour to us on-the-go as he got to know us and our interests better. Reasonably priced and well worth...More

Thank niteypoo
DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

HI! You guys were a pleasure to have out, thanks for joining us. We are pretty good at reading our guests after a short while and on private tours are able to adapt to anyone's interests. Hope to see you back this way for a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great balance between a tour of some of the top sights, seeing some amazing places you wouldn't get on another tour, and experiencing some of Montreal's hoods at a real grass roots level. You end the tour with a real sense of how open, multicultural,...More

Thank ChrisMH17
DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Heya! Palacio sends her bonjours! Glad our heart attack in a plate classic pleased you. The Beyond the Basilica route is a great intro, from history to funky hoods, arts and understanding of MTL society in a few hours. Thx for joining us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hi my husband and I meet up with his parents in Montreal all. We love to get a local flavor of the city. We picked this picked bike tour and all 4 of us loved it. The street are was amazing to see and of...More

Thank gobowh
DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Heya! Thanks for joining the Pink Bike tour. Really is an awesome route we've picked. Glad our list of recommendations was used, always nice bumping into our guests off hours at our favourite dining halls and watering holes. See you next time for a walking...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a private walking tour with my group. We had Francis. She was lovely and informative. Its a different experience and we got to sample different foods. Its very interesting, however I would have wished we had more time. The two hours was not...More

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been on food tours from Oslo to Lisbon, but the "Beyond the Market" tour with Frances was one of the best! This is probably because Montreal is an incredibly vibrant food city. Frances was a very friendly and engaging host and the selection of...More

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We weren't quite sure what to expect on this tour but were so happy with it! We had breakfast/snack about 11 - big mistake, as there is definitely plenty of food and drink on the tour. We also loved that we got to see a...More

Thank ChristineL365
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 2 friends and I had an awesome experience with Danny on our last day in Montreal. Next time, we will do this on our first day, so that way we know where to eat for the rest of our stay. Danny was knowledgeable, engaging,...More

Thank Janell P
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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Erik S
21 September 2017|
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Response from BeyondWinnipeg | Reviewed this property |
Hi Erik Sorry for the delay in answering. I reached out regarding tickets for family members and they answered right away. I am sure they can accommodate. You certainly would not be the first non-meat eater on this tour.
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