Customised Private Half Day Introduction Discover Tour of Montreal


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Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for muture teens

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of car.

Maximum travelers: 3



Russian (conversational), Italian (fluent), Hindi (basic), Spanish (advanced), Greek (basic), English (fluent), French (fluent), Bengali (conversational), Arabic (advanced)

Local Montreal Experience Express tour with Ruby

This tour is customised private tour, in a vehicle aimed at traveller(s) who wants to gain a good understanding of the city in a short time while covering as much distance as possible. It will include highlights of Old Montreal, downtown, look out on Mont Royal park, the Golden Square Mile, the Quariters des Spectacles( known for art and entertainment). From Westmount to famous Montreal vernacular architecture. Guests will have an overview of Montreal. Highlights and local experience included.
Exact sequence, timing depends on your interests, time of day, traffic flow and schedule.
Should you wish to explore further on your own, suggestions will be provided once tour is booked. At the end of the tour suggestions will be made again.
A great tour if you have a few hours from cruiseship.
Peak periods where booking in advance is highly recommended.
May 24th ( Victoria Day Weekend) July 1st ( Canada Day) July 4th, Sept 5th to October 31st, December 23 to January 3r


The exact sequence will depend on time of day, traffic and interest
Old Montreal
Entertainment district
Mont Royal Park
Local Montreal neighbourhoods
Plateau Mont Royal and more

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Cruise Ship Terminal or Hotel in Old Montreal or Downtown Montreal

End location: Your hotel, anywhere in Old Montreal or Downtown.

Duration: 4 hours

In 2016 The cruise ship terminal in the Old Port and Old Montreal is being renovated.Ships will be docked about 20 minutes away driving at the working port. This is the temporary port until the renovations are completed.


Newest model and modern clean rental car or mini van.
Shoud you prefer a sedan with a driver this can be arranged as well.

What’s Included

Other: Service of professional experienced guide, who will be the driver.
A modern, new clean air conditioned rental car with all taxes, insurances, parking and refeulling included.

Private Concierge Services to book restaurants, and all booking for special requests and confirmations where needed. After booking, prior to stay, during your stay in Montreal i

Entrance to the Notre Dame Basilica ( 2 guests)

1 tasting of a Montreal specialty according to season ( 2 guests)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 Canadian - Personal purchases, water, food if you you get hungry

What’s Extra

Other: • Guests traveling with 4 or more guests
please contact me for prices
I can arrange a larger vehiccle, sprinter, mini coach
or coach of needed

Food, drinks, lunch or items of a personal nature during the tour

Should you like to start or finish at the airport please send me a message and I will create a customised tour for you


* For day trips outside of Montreal I can arrange a driver with a vehicle
* I am not licensed for Québec City and can not offer tours in Quebec City
* Montreal Professional Guides are not permitted to guide in museums.

A Recent Review of this tour

Our tour with Ruby was absolutely amazing! We are a group of food & wine lovers and asked Ruby to take us on a culinary tour of Montreal. She did not disappoint! We had fresh bagels hot from the oven, homemade gnocchi a la Nona, a trip to the Jean-Talon market for fresh produce, cheeses, charcuterie, and a beer tasting, fresh corn, and a delicious maple smoked salmon. Ruby is passionate about her city and shared an insiders view to the city she loves. Highly recommended to anyone who wants a local's tour!
Scott Klimek

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