We were disappointed in our tour of Old Montreal. In fact, we cut it short when it became obvious that our guide had nothing more to show us and he was killing time by taking us to a mall. The guide showed little enthusiasm for the area, spent too much time reading plaques on the walls of historic buildings, repeated himself often and did not try to engage us in any conversation or attempt to find out anything about our particular interests. He crossed streets without making sure we w
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very disappointed with this rating. I did all that I could to inform and entertain the two ladies. The booking was made in the name of Bernard Lerer, but it was Mrs Lerer and another lady who showed up.... when I enquired for Mr Lerer I was told that he had to go to a meeting, so I assume that this tour was not the choice of the ladies, who spent most of the time talking to each other in another language. I tried to make the tour interesting, to no avail. The ladies decided to end the tour when t
Janice HillsUnited States
Our walking tour with John was one of, if not the best, tours that we have taken. We appreciated his friendly and professional manner, and his knowledge of Montreal and it's history. We truly learned a lot. It was a perfect first day in Montreal. It helped us to make choices for how we wanted to spend the rest of our stay. My husband and I highly recommend a tour with John. For us it was like touring with a friend.
Frances GunsholUnited States
John was delightful. We found him to be both personable and knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Frances: thank you very much for such a nice rating. You ladies were a pleasure being your guide....the only problem was that you walked my feet off!. (joking). Thanks for having chosen me to be your guide. All the best, John M. Licensed Montreal Tour Guide
Robin WheatleyUnited States
John provided excellent historical detail and knew the city well. He showed us the significant historical sites, but was also willing to take a detour to visit the train station per request. In addition, he has lived in several countries which gives him a unbiased perspective on Montreal and Canada.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robin: Thank you for this lovely rating...it was a pleasure meeting you and your family. John McL
Bryan GerstelUnited States
John is one of the most informed guides you will ever find; in addition his great wit and energy combine to bring montreal to life as we walk through the old town; it would be a mistake to visit this city without taking his walking tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara and Bryan: Thanks for the nice comment,it was a pleasure being your guide. Yours, john
Robert TestaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Bob: Thanks for the 5 star rating, much appreciated. It was fun walking you around Old Montreal....I hope that you all received your mis-placed luggage!. All the best, John M. Licensed Montreal Tour Guide
Laura BrownUnited States
John was knowledgeable and professional. We learned a lot about the history of this area, as was our goal. He packed a lot into the 3 hours. I recommend spending a few dollars to see the inside of the Notre Dame Cathedral; lots of gorgeous architecture there.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Laura: Thank you for your kind comments. You are right about the visit to the Basilica of Notre Dame...it's beauty and atmosphere transcends sectarianism and makes it a "must see" in Montreal. It was a pleasure being your tour guide in Montreal, thank you for your visit. John M.
David BrownUnited States
John gave us a delightful tour of old Montreal. He is very knowledgeable about the history of the city, and adjusted the tour to our interests,
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr and Mrs Brown: Thank you for your kind comments...it was a pleasure showing you Old Montreal. I wish your son success with his studies in Schenectady. John McL.
Paul SidikmanUnited States
We really felt we had a good understanding of the city because of the tour. What made the experience with John special was that he changed the plan as we went along to match our interests. For example, we took some time to go into some antique shops.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul and Cornelia, thank you for these lovely comments...it was nice meeting you in Montreal. All the best, John M.
Frazor EdmondsonUnited States
John is a wonderful tour guide for the Old City of Montreal tour. He took our family, with two teen-agers, on a three hour walk through the town. His commentary was a perfect blend of history, commentary on modern trends, architecture and personal anecdote. It was a really great learning experience for our kids and an educational experience for us (the parents). The pace of the tour was really nice and John was very flexible in showing us things that matched our interests. A great day!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Frazor, It was a great day for me, too, you're all a lovely family.Thank you for having chosen me. John
Linda StoneLakewood Ranch, FL, United States
John was prompt arriving at our hotel. His love of the old part of the city and his knowledge made our morning so interesting. WE thoroughly enjoyed spending our morning with him and highly recommend him as a wonderful walking tour guide of old Montreal. Our only regret is that we didn't spend more time with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Linda and Jack: Thank you very much for a most flattering review. It is easy to do a good job when the audience is as interested in the subject as you both were. Good luck in your travels, and your future in Saratoga. With warm regards, John Mc.
Philip SpiroUnited States
We (four of us) enjoyed this tour immensely. Our kids maybe not so much because it was focused on history and that's not their thing. We spent three hours walking around old Montreal. John was highly knowledgeable about the history of Montreal, Canadian history as well as Canadian politics. He was flexible and took our lead when we had specific areas of interest. only reason he gets 4 stars is that he was late. Understandable because of location change but we'd been clear. I recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Philip and Linda: I appreciate your very kind rating of this tour, it was a pleasure being your tour guide, and I thank you for the opportunity. My best regards to you and your daughters. John M.
I would encourage anyone visiting Montreal to book a tour with John. He was great! We toured with him in May 2014. He arrived early and stayed late to help orient us. He adapted himself to our group, which included one person using a wheelchair and a shared desire to pack as much as possible into our tour. His knowledge of the region - both historical & current - was impressive. He gave us an informative overview of the city's distinct neighborhoods. I would happily take any of his tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandra: You and your mother inspired me with your interest....it was a pleasure being your tour guide....thank you for having come to Montreal, and thank you for these nice comments. All the best, John Mc. Montreal Tour Guide
Linda HahnUnited States
Djany is a knowledgeable, enthusiastic, charming guide. We enjoyed our time with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Linda: Your kind comment about Djany appeared on my page. I hope that you arrived home safely. John M.
John was a great tour guide, i will make sure to get in touch with him again in case of having more family coming to visit Montreal.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elisa: thank you for your kind comments....it was a pleasure meeting you, and yours mother-in-law and your family from Mexico. I hope I have the chance of meeting you all again in the future. John M.
Bruce CheneyUnited States
The overall tour was comprehensive and good. However, we think the Guide should know his audience before launching into his views of politics in the USA. His defense of Obama, even after being told that we were not in favor of his re-election, was irritating, inappropriate, offensive, and unprofessional. We appreciate his efforts to show us all of the sites that we wanted to see but his political comments detracted from the overall enjoyment of the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes, I am sorry..I realized later that my comments were irritating to you. Lesson learned, please receive my apologies. John
Barbara BrunoUnited States
A most pleasant gentleman. Met us on time and had comfortable clean car. Good orientation to the city and saw exactly what we wanted. Needed more time at St. Joseph's Oratory or would have given him 5 stars. Knowledge of Montreal was excellent. Would not hesitate to use him again or recommend to others.
Leonard TaronUnited States
Would recommend John and / or use him again, made tour much more desireable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leonard: I enjoyed meeting you and your family, thank you for your interest in Montreal and Quebec City
Flo HughesUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms Hughes: Thank you for your nice rating..it was a pleasure meeting you and your friends. Best regards, John M. Montreal Tour Guide
Alfonso AdderlyUnited States
John is an excellent guide. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our city tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr and Mrs Adderly: I spent two most delightful days with you, thank you for your interest in matters Canadian, and thank you for this lovely rating. Yours, John M.
Richard GershonUnited States
Our tour with John was a five out of five! He filled us with history, placed all that he shared in context and literally drove us to see much of what he shared. Our day could not have been lovlier and he could not have tried harder to make sure all three of us were getting what we wanted out of the day. His presence, voice, humor and personal history were an added plus! He is marvelous L, R and R
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much,Richard, for your kind comments. If I did a good job it was because the three of you were avid learners, and your curiosity and sincere interest inspired me. Apart from all that, it was fun to be with you guys. Thanks again, and God bless. John M.
Lorre Lei JacksonUnited States
John gave an excellent tour for the time we had allotted. He was waiting for us when we disembarked. He hit all the "must sees", took us to a lovely residential area for an overlook of the city and selected an excellent bistro for our lunch. We were very pleased.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: HELLO, LORRE LEI..I HAVE BEEN AWAY FROM MY SITE FOR A FEW WEEKS, I HAVE HAD THE NICE SURPRISE OF SEEING YOUR MOST FAVOURABLE COMMENTS. I ENJOYED THE DAY IN MONTREAL WITH YOU AND JEAN, YOU WERE VERY INTERESTED IN MONTREAL,AND IT WAS A PLEASURE TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HAVE SHOWN YOU MY CITY. THANK YOU FOR VISITING US, AND THANK YOU FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF HAVING BEEN YOUR GUIDE. JOHN M.
My wife and I have no hesitation giving John and the tour a 5* rating. John was very personable and willing to accommodate our wishes. By the end of the tour my wife and I had acquired much insight into Montreal and essentials of its history. Regards, Alan.
Arnold KaufmanUnited States
Very nice and extremely knowledgeable!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr and Mrs Kaufman: I appreciate your kind comments. I enjoyed being your guide in Montreal, and I thank you for having afforded me the opportunity; it is always easy and enjoyable when the guests are really interested in knowing the city and its history. John M.
Suzanne McMahonUnited States
John was professional and accomodating. He knew the city well and explained everything clearly. We would highly recommend him to anyone visiting Montreal.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jon and Mme Suzanne: Thank you very much for your very positive rating, and thank you for having afforded me the opportunity of showing you around Montreal. My very best to both of you. John M.