Donna KleinUnited States
What a wonderful day three ladies had with Rene showing us his city of Montreal. As we drove from place to place his knowledge of Montreal was fascinating. Whatever we asked he answered truthfully and with good humor. If you are coming to Montreal don't hesitate to hire Rene you won't be sorry! Thanks Rene for a great day! We won't forget you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was also my pleasure Thank you René
Sherri HenryUnited States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Mark LeeUnited States
Rene was very accommodating and tailored our tour to the time we had and the places of interest. Very knowledgeable on Montreal in total.
Carol CollierUnited States
Renne was excellent. Our group appreciated his talent for sprinkling humor throught the day aa he shared a wealth of knowledge about history, culture, architecture and cusine. A gentlemen in every way - always considerate of the needs of our group Carol C C Group Services
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Carol. I also enjoyed that day with your group.
Stacey BrennanUnited States
Rene is very friendly and quite knowledgeable about old city Montreal. He has great anecdotes! Thanks and we hope to see you again!
Gerard DeVitaUnited States
Most definitely, 5 out of 5. Rene was friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. Would highly recommend this fine gentleman. Gerard A. DeVita
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. Mind you it sure is easy to have a friendly and nice attitude with fine people like you two
Becky HenriksonUnited States
Rene was a fun and knowledgeable guide. We enjoyed our tastings, especially from our first stop.
Robert KrausUnited States
Shirley Curtis-CepnickUnited States
Rene was knowledgeable, interesting and very funny. We were so glad we opted for another great Tours By Local. My husband and I had never traveled to Montreal - if someone is a 1st timer .... this tour is a must!
Great half-day tour with Rene in Montreal. He was knowledgeable, affable, and paced the tour well, and shares his love for the city so well.
Michael SingerEast Falmouth, MA, United States
Rene was great, and we would highly recommend him and your company! He was waiting for us at our ship, offered an interesting tour with quick access to public places, and he was a gentleman throughout. Only suggestion might be to have had cold water in car to offer us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for that rating. Sorry for the water. I sure take your advise and will correct it in future
Steve SavelaUnited States
We absolutely loved our tour of Montreal and our guide, Rene. He was very personable and knowledgeable. We got to see so much more than we would have seen on our own. I would definitely recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice words. It was relay agreeable for me to have the 4 of you to show my city .........Voila ( Not hey ☺) Take care
William PattonUnited States
Michael HerrickUnited States
Rene was a great guide. We thoroughly enjoyed his tour. It was informative, and laced with Rene's humor that made us feel comfortable. He also gave us a great recommendation for dinner that night.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. You are sure a nice couple.
Steven DiazUnited States
A congenial and informative tour with character, charm, and lots of local insight! Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you much for your nice comments
Rees BowenUnited States
Rene led our group of 8 on a 7 hour tour of Old Montreal. All in our group spoke highly of Rene. He displayed an excellent knowledge and mixed his informative comments with humor. Recommend Rene to you without reservations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you much, It was a pleasure to have your group.
Judy PappasUnited States
Rene was knowledgeable and fun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you
Sterling PhillipsUnited States
Rene is a life long native and experienced tour guide. We were very pleased with the tour and our interaction with him. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you much, It was a nice afternoon for me. And I'm very happy that you also had a nice afternoon. Regards René
Jan EatonUnited States
René is a delight and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed our time with René and learned many interesting things about historic Montreal.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was a pleasure to do this tour with you two Best regards René
Rhonda BottkeUnited States
The tour with Rene' exceeded our expectations. We saw so much in our 5 hours. Not only did Rene' do an outstanding job of showing us a wide array of places, his explanations were filled with history and stories which made the tour come alive. The lunch in a French bistro felt like we were in France. We highly recommend this tour with Rene'!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you much, I have to say I enjoyed doing tour with you two. ..too
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.
Allan ZaretskyUnited States
Renee was a wonderful guide took us all around Montreal and showed us so much of the city and at the end dropped us off at the AML boat tour which was awesome. Thank you Renee for a wonderful tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your good words. It was a pleasure for me to show you my city.
Marie WheatUnited States
Rene was wonderful -- it was a great day and he was very patient and I learned a lot. Really enjoyed the tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you........Merci Sure nice to have positive comments.
Mary CaldaroneUnited States
Rene provided the most excellent tour of Montreal! He was so kind and funny and took terrific care of us. We are so very grateful to have had the experience - it exceeded all expectations, and then some! Thanks Rene! The Caldarones
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. Such comments sure make me feel very good and happy. Thanks again and I hope you all Come back to our beautifull Montréal René
Charles (Dick) ChaneyNashville, TN, United States
Rene has a special knowledge of Montreal and he shared that with us ! would recommend him highly-
Karen MoeUnited States
Rene was an excellent tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and very professional. He was flexible with our schedule and was committed to teaching us everything there is to know about Montreal. I will certainly use him in the future when we go back to Montreal. Thank you so much.
Karen MoeUnited States
Robert DiBenedettoUnited States
He was a great tour guide. Took us to many places
Carolyn KleinUnited States
Excellent guide. Would recommend him.
Shannon BackhausUnited States
Rene is a wonderful tour guide. We communicated by email, and he met us promptly at our hotel for the 3 hour walking tour of Old Montreal. He shared so much about its history and culture highlighting streets, statues, and buildings along the way. He made us feel welcome to return to Montreal anytime. We ended our tour at Notre Dame Basilica, and Rene took us right in for a private tour. We were so stunned by its beauty that we didn't say a proper goodbye. Merci beaucoup, Rene. Au revoir.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for these nice comments. I say : It's easy to be nice with nice peoples. René
Amy SandersUnited States
Rene was very knowledgeable and accommodating. He created an ideal tour to fit our needs and interests.
Cynthia AmlingUnited States
Rene was a fantastic guide! We took a three hour driving and walking tour of Montreal with him and really enjoyed our time. He showed us the major sights and gave us a great feel for the history of Montreal. Highly recommend a tour with Rene!
Dan SwantekUnited States
Rene had a great sense of the city and is very informative while adding humor.
Judy RobertsUnited States
Rene deserves an A++! His love of Montreal is contagious and he really brought this city to life. As first time visitors, we have a real understanding of the city and look forward to a return visit. We'll be in touch with Rene again. He loves Montreal and he loves people. It was a delight.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. You and your husband are very nice and agreable people.
David G.United States
Rene was sensational - a very professional, knowledgeable, courteous and gracious tour guide. It was a magical day to spend with Rene, we thoroughly enjoyed it. Imagine being educated by a passionate and caring guide, this is Rene. Job well done.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you much David. You are two nice people.
JoAnn deGoeyUnited States
Knowledge but not too considerate as we would open a window and he would close it. His had bad breath.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes, I know, I was sick that morning just before the tour. I had some mint but it didn't work. I did consider cacelling myself but decided to do an affort to do the tour just the same. Sorry if by mistake I touched automatic window control. Hope you learned something interesting about our city Rene
Michael IgoeAurora, COLORADO, United States
Excellent! Highly knowledgeable of Montreal. Safe driver. The guide introduced me to subterranean Montreal - quite something to see. Rene has a good sense of humor and keeps the tour very entertaining. Knows good restaurants and pubs. In depth knowledge of churches and other historic buildings.
We had a great time with Rene. He provided very full explanations wherever we went in Montreal City and suburbs, so we were able to learn a lot even in the short time we spent together. Would recommend highly to other visitors.
Gurjit SammewaliUnited States
Rene was very punctual and very very patient tour guide. He allowed us to set the pace, was very informative and flexible with our kids. Excellent tour guide, very professional and prompt. We highly recommend Rene !!
Michael R.United States
The guide arranged for an excellent vehicle for our group of 7. He took us to a nice French bistro for lunch. We saw some of Montreal's best sights and Rene shared his deep knowledge of them.
Michael R.United States
We did not go to even one place mentioned in the tour description. The guide basically ignored the itinerary and took us on a shopping spree of his own design. We went to a winery, a lavender field gift shop, and a sugar shack. The farthest we ventured into the Laurentians was St. Jerome, only about half as far as Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, touted in the description. Fortunately, the fall colors were beautiful all around us. I must give the guide credit for the great 7-passenger van he arranged for us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I did try to show you change of color. Unfortunately at end of October, upper Laurentian area did not have any leafs left. Sorry to see you did not appreciate lower Laurentian area where colored foilage where still available. Please accept my apologies for this kind of changes, that most of your group seemed to approved at the time.
Wayne GradmanUnited States
Rene is a charming and knowledgeable gentleman with a pleasant sense of humor. He was extremely kind in caring for our 89 year old mother who often had to rest in a wheelchair. The tour was comprehensive and my wife and I wish we could visit Montreal more often.
Judy I.United States
Very informative and entertaining. Three hours seem to go quickly and wished we could have spent more time seeing Montreal, but felt we got a good over view.
Katherine de PaloAustralia
LaVonne McKayUnited States
Rene was an excellent guide. He's very knowledgeable, interesting and fun. He made Old Town Montreal come alive for our group. I would highly recommend him.
Edward GervaisUnited States
Rene had a wonderful sense of humor and was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Montreal-French and British occupations. We saw an amazing amount in our 6 hour tour. I would certainly recommend Rene.
Fruma ArzhevskiyUnited States
Fruma ArzhevskiyUnited States
Cindy M.United States
What a fabulous day! Rene' was fun, funny and very knowledgeable. He gave us a wonderful tour of the beautiful city of Montreal and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice words. I'm happy because you liked my tour
Keith TondeurUnited Kingdom
Never got to the Laurentians due to traffic but enjoyed old Montreal and the Biodome which was excellent Felt a bit rushed at times though we had a good Lebanese lunch
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's true we couldn't make it to the Laurentians because of an accident creating bumper to bumper traffic.After 20+ minutes I tried to use the local road, but trafic was even worse.Before we left Mrs Tondeur mentionned that she read about Biodome end expressed her desire to pay a visit to the place. So it was decided to go back to Montréal.Mrs Tondeur told me that she is vegetarian I proposed a Libanese restaurant and I was very happy to see that they both just loved the place.
Karen Burgess-KohnUnited States
Patricia MoriarityUnited States
Karen Y. CookeUnited States
The three hour walking tour with Rene was awesome. He was not only knowledgable but funny and friendly. We highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. I'm glad to see you liked my tour
Kjeld S.United Kingdom
René is a knowledgable, friendly and entertaining guide. We had a great day with him and learnt so much about Montreal. I would recommend him for a private tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. I'm glad to see you liked my tour
Mary Lou OwenUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I'm happy if you liked it
James M ThorneUnited States
Rene took over our trip to the Laurentian Mountains upon the untimely death of guide Nadia Battani. He picked us up at our hotel and went through a little more of Montreal that we didn't see on our earlier trip with John M. The Laurentian mountains were lovely although we were a little late to catch the full color. We had a lovely lunch but missed the boat ride on the Lac de Sables. On our return to Montreal, he gave us some good suggestions on restaurants. One of our better guides!
William OdilUnited States
Rene was great.....wonderful guide
Josh MoranUnited States
Rene' did a wonderful tour of Montreal. He was knowledgeable, funny, had told us lots of stories about Montreal's history. It was a fabulous tour. There was absolutely nothing about his tour that was anything but outstanding. Great job Rene' and thanks.
Gary Dennis BerryUnited States
Rene' was a good guide and we enjoyed our time with him. He pointed out the important tourist points as well as many interesting things we would have missed on our own. He took good care of us. Thank you, Rene.
Susan HammUnited States
Rene agreed to the tour on short notice with the very sad news about Nadia. He is a very friendly, fun loving guide with an immense amount of knowledge about Montreal. David and I received a first class tour from Rene which gave us a perspective of the cultural diversity of Montreal. We highly recommend him as a guide for Tours by Locals.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Everyone at the office is very sad about our guide Nadia's sudden passing away. Thank you Rene for leading this tour at short notice, and thank you to the Hamms for your understanding.
Phyl AndersenUnited States
On our trip Rene was a 5 star all the way. He was exceptionally informative and thorough. We felt as if we got a great overall feel for the city of Montreal. He recommended restaurants and areas to explore after we finished the tour.
Anne FickUnited States
Rene in Montreal, QC was extremely accommodating and personable. He arrived early, was willing to work with our limitations, and had stories and information that kept us engaged the whole tour. I recommend Rene and will seek other ToursByLocals guides in the future.
Curtis W.United States
Knowledgable guide, nice tour, beautiful city.