Karhy ThorntonUnited States
Marie was knowledgeable, personable, charming, flexible and engaging! She brought Montreal to life for us from history( and fun facts) to highlights of life today. We have done walking tours all over the world and Marie is definitely among the best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kathy for sharing this adorable feedback, and rating my tour with 5* compliments! :D
Amanda BrewerUnited States
Wow! this was an incredible experience! Marie was a fabulous tour guide: funny, knowledgeable, passionate, compassionate, and interesting. I have ridden a bike once in the last 15 years so I was a little nervous. The electric bike is easy and fun! She was cautious and took us through areas that were easy to ride, fun and safe. Marie was delightful in every way. If i lived in Montreal, I would want to invite her to dinner often! Thanks, Marie!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a lovely review! Thank you so much for your kind words. I also had an amazing experience with you and your husband :). I am so glad you've enjoyed our time together. Happy 10 years wedding anniversary again from your Montrealer friend! :D
Denise FoleyUnited States
Maria provided an excellent tour enjoyed by all. The only way to see Old Montreal and to get information on all your interests while visiting .Highly recommend Maria a real pleasure to be with!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Denise for this kind review. It has been a pleasure to guide your family - from 23 to 79 yrs old! - through my dear Old-Montreal :)
David OsborneUnited Kingdom
Once booked Marie took care to discover our preferences and objectives so that our 'private' walk would be as useful as possible. Marie looked after us very well, we had most interesting and often passionate discussions and descriptions of many of the early events French, English, American, Indigenous that have oscillated and led to the present combination of (period) national styles seen in Old Town. We were also surprised to discover what an important influence there had been from some very strong women
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David. It has been an honour to share my stories with you and Nita (& listening to yours!). You've been delightful British guests :)
Kelly WadeUnited States
Marie was so wonderful! As we planned the trip she was responsive and gave us some other suggestions that made our whole trip more magical! She was able to win my slightly tired, slightly cranky almost 5 year old over and was patient and playful with him, but lots of interesting stuff for the adults, too! I've taken many walking tours, but this was my first private tour- now I'm spoiled! When I make it back to Montreal, I'm definitely reaching out to Marie again! She's the perfect hostess!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Kelly. I had fun with Lawrence and I loved the challenge of making sure everyone (kids & adults) were enjoying the experience. I'll be more than happy to welcome back the whole family. Take care :)
Norman BaldwinLas Vegas, NV, United States
Marie was a delightful guide with a youthful flair for showing us her adopted city. She showed us places we could never have found on our own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Norman for your kind review. I have been very proud of exploring the maze of Montreal Underground with you and Nancy!
Emma GourleyUnited States
Marie was a lovely guide who was very knowledgeable about Montréal. I had told her how much I love coffee so she included a stop was amazing do to the historical building ,but also had the best coffee ever. While we only had a day in Montréal our tour covered much history. We would love to return one day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Emma for taking the time to leave this adorable review. It has been indeed lovely to show you my Old-Montreal, especially since you have some Canadian blood in your ancestors! I am glad you've enjoyed this special coffee :). I hope you and your husband had a lovely cruise up to Boston!
Nick AlberdingUnited States
Marie is an exceptional tour guide. She is smart, knowledgeable, fun, energetic, and passionate about Montreal and her role as a guide. you can't ask for much more than that. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our time with Marie. Nick A.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I also thoroughly enjoyed my time with you and your daughter! Thank you for these amazing compliments :)
Dmitriy GlinbergUnited States
Mary is an excellent guide - she made our experience in Montreal very special and enjoyable. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dimitriy for your kind words. I hope the whole family have enjoyed the rest of your Montreal holidays!
Rudy PachecoUnited States
Mary was very pro active and very good explaining about the city of Montreal
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Rudy, Muchas gracias para su comentario. Fue un un placer compartir este momento con su muy linda familia.
Joe NanneyUnited States
Marie was outstanding in every way. She was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and fun to be around. We learned a lot about the city, and its history, while enjoying our time together. Not only was the tour everything we hoped for, she took a few minutes after the tour to help us plan the rest of our time in Montreal. Her suggestions were all wonderful experiences that we likely never would have found on our own. HIGHLY recommend!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Joe for your kind words. I am so glad you've enjoyed our time on electric bikes, liked my suggestions and had a wonderful time in Montreal. I truly enjoy spending some fun & interesting time with you, Elaine, Jack & Emilia. All the best!
The tour was excelent! We started from the top of Mount Royal and walked down to the city, Marie explained us the stroy of the city and geography. She took us thru the university and down to the underground tunnels that conect several buildings and all the way down to the catedral. She then recomended us places to go and eat in the afternoon and following day. Excelent way of dicovering Montreal.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marcos. I enjoyed very much spending this quality time with you and your wife!
Kerry BredbennerUnited States
We had the best time on our tour with Marie. She is extremely knowledgeable of Montreal and the history behind this amazing city. She loves what she does and it shows. We are very grateful for the time she spent with us sharing fun loving stories behind each historical event. At the end of our tour Marie took the time to mark off on a map her recommendations for restaurants and night life. You will not be disappointed. We will be back to Montreal and plan on taking other tours with Marie.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kinds words. It has been a pleasure to be back "on the road" with you four ladies after my maternal leave ;)
Amanda FrenchUnited States
Marie's tour was definitely the highlight of my first trip to Montréal. Throughout the entire tour she shared interesting facts and history about the city, as well as information and sights tailored to my interests. Marie was so charming the time flew by while we covered quite a bit of ground. Marie even reviewed what else I had planned during my stay and made recommendations. By the way, take her advice and be sure to visit Marché de la Villette. Her tour truly was the perfect introduction to Montréal!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Amanda for your kinds words! I am glad you've enjoyed Montreal following my pieces of advice. :) Happy Christmas time to you!
Marie is an exceptional tour guide who is very enthusiastic about sharing her love of Montreal and its history. The pace of her tour was just right and we especially enjoyed the many little stories she shared about historical characters or notable moments in history. Highly recommend a guided tour with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Claire for your kinds words. I have been happy to share my love & stories with you and your family of 7! I would enjoy welcoming you back in summer or please come back for our delicious sugar season ;). Edmonton and Montreal are in the same country after all! :D
Akos ErdosUnited States
Simple the best! Well informed, perfectly guided me in Montreal. Thank you for the tour. I have today a nice picture about the city. Story's and infos in a mixture. Beautiful person, when I coming back, I hope, we can continue the rich and colorful tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this wonderful review Akos. I'm glad to have brought interesting and fun stories to complete your picture of the city! You and your family are more than welcome to come back! Boston is not far from Montreal ;)
Rosemary CarmonaUnited States
If I could give Marie 10 stars, I would. Absolutely wonderful tour with a delightful, energetic, passionate guide. The tour is nicely paced and so informative. Marie is a wonderful representative of Montreal!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'd like to tell you 10 times Thank you :). I had an amazing time with you and your husband. You're more than welcome back to my city!
Nora NewsockUnited States
Marie was such a warm and friendly tour guide. She shared so many wonderful facts and interesting tidbits about Montreal!! She was so knowledgeable about Montreal and planned a wonderful walking tour for 4 of us! She also gave us dining and shopping ideas for the rest of our trip!! We would highly recommend her!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nora! I have spent a lovely time with you 4. I've enjoyed also very much sharing those 3 hours with you. I am glad you liked my little stories and tips :). Wishing you the best!
Jerome TiftUnited States
Marie was delightful and a knowledgeable and interesting tour guide. We had an ugly rainy morning, not very suitable for a walking tour, but she made it quite enjoyable. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jerry, Carol, Ann & Brad! You've been also delightful guests, It has been a pleasure making sure you are enjoying Montreal even within a "fall rainy" day!
Neil LeikachUnited States
We had a great 4 mile walk over the 3 hour walking tour of Montreal. From the mountain to the port, Marie showed us snippets of her city. Very enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It's been a pleasure to share this walk with you and Dixie :)
Charmaine SesinUnited States
We were warmly welcomed by her in the lobby of our hotel! She was so enthusiastic and friendly. She gave us a comprehensive & relaxing tour of Old Montreal. We appreciated her passion & desire to impart her knowledge about the city she has come to love (without feeling rushed). Marie has such a warm personality and highly motivated guide. We truly enjoyed the walking tour. This place is special & we cannot wait to return with our children.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Charmaine & Carlos for your sweet words. Indeed, I have spent a lovely time with you sharing my stories and tips about Montreal! I am so happy you've enjoyed the rest of your stay in Montreal and will happily welcome back the whole family!
Thalia Martinez Sierra PenicheMexico
Marie is a delightful human being and a terrific tour guide: knowledgable, patient and accomotating. She made sure that we-3 generations touring together- enjoyed the morning in Montreal. The weather was crappy ( rain and wind), nevertheless Marie's "joie de vivre et de guider" made all shinny and warm. We learned a lot during this short tour about Montreal, and I bet it was just scrap's of all the info Marie has. As a guide myself, I fully recommend touring with her. " A++"!! Best of success!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Thalia for your kind words. I take all the compliments with a great smile, especially coming for a fellow tour guide! I hope we'll have another opportunity to discover Montreal together on a sunnier day ;). Wishing you the best to you and your lovely family.
Marjorie BetoUnited States
My Marie...We had such fun on our tour. We started out on "The Mountain" and worked our way in and out, underground and around the city even in the pouring rain. It was such a nice way to see Montreal. Our tour just confirms why we love tours by locals as our choice when we travel. Thank you for such a personal view of your wonderful city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Marjorie. Like you said, even with the pouring rain, it has been awesome and fun to share with you my love of Montreal :D. I am glad you've been enjoying my foodie recommendations!
Sidney F.93277, United States
Marie exceeds any expectation I had for an introductory tour of Montreal. She provided brilliant commentary. Her itinerary was well thought out and very well executed. Her energy, love of Montreal are infectious. Have used ToursByLocals all over the world ,she ranks among the best. If you wants a ground level view of Montreal and enjoy a walking experience you will not be disappointed
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sidney for your lovely testimonial. Your group of 4 were amazing guests, all the pleasure was mine!
Ashley LehmanUnited States
My husband and I scheduled a walking tour of Old Montreal with Marie. She was the perfect guide for us. She is enthusiastic, knows the history and has some very interesting stories about the people who founded the city. My husband and I like to go at our own pace, poke our head into little shops and things during our tours and Marie had no problem accommodating our wishes. She is flexible, friendly, knowledgeable and fun to be around. We will definitely schedule another tour with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Ashley for your lovely review. I also enjoyed so much spending this precious time with you and your husband, sharing with my little secrets about the Old Montreal ;)
Marie was great, good knowledge, interesting facts and a personal touch made our introduction to Montreal a very pleasant and educational experience. Ann Marie and Tony Whiting, Albury, Australia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tony! It has been an honour to introduce you and Ann Marie to my favourite "european-north american city!". Long live our shared-queen ;)
Sean AtkinsUnited States
Marie is amazing. She's fun, insightful, creative and has amazing patience. She took me and my four young kids around today on a tour by foot and by bike. We saw every part of of Montreal as well as a bunch of fun insider stuff you just won't see on any old tour. Anyone who can handle an army of kids who ask when do they eat and "are we their yet" about a billion times while keeping everyone's attention, deserves the highest praise. All the kids have spent the rest of the day raving about Marie!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Sean for this adorable review. I also had an amazing full-day walking and biking with your "army" of kiddos. They were fun intelligent little monkeys ;).
Michael PrustUnited States
Marie C. was a terrific guide. I had been in the area for a few days before the tour and enjoyed it very much. But once we started the tour, she made the area 'Come to Life!'. She is enthusiastic without going overboard, knows the area and its history very well and had stories about what led to specific events that formed the basis for how things are today. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and strongly recommend her! tre Mike P.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mike for your lovely feedback. It has been fun to give life to my lovely city for you :)
Rajeev S.United Kingdom
We really enjoyed the tour. I was really impressed with the little touches to cater for my two young girls such as including the changing seasons light show. Marie had contacted me earlier to find out their interests and this shows the dilapidated fence and care she brought. She engaged both my girls to the extent that they forgot they had to walk.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this delightful review. I am always happy to welcome such nice families making sure kids are having as much fun that the adults :)
Denise DoyleUnited States
We were lucky enough to enjoy Marie's knowledge of Montreal 2 days in a row. She is an amazing tour guide and we absolutely loved our time with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Denise. I felt lucky to have two tours two days in a row with such amazing curious guests!