Charles ColeOakland, CA, United States
I wish I could give Ruby more than 5 stars!! She is the quintessential guide for Montreal, a native born and raised polyglot who has lived many places, speaks many languages, and is extremely well connected with the City and with the movers and shakers in it. We never waited in line and we always learned about those juicy stories that go with every major sight. If you want your tour to be one you will remember forever, let Ruby be your guide!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ohhhh thank you for these lovely and kind words. It was a pleasure spending the day with. Did David leave any part of the treats ? Looking forward to seeing you again. Ruby
Lawrence LukaszewskiUnited States
This was my second trip to Montreal and second time with Ruby as a guide. Ruby's knowledge of the city and the nuances which make it so special is vast and frankly amazing. For this trip she arranged a custom tour that included architecture, culinary adventures, and visits to parks off the typical tourist path. Every step of the way she was a wealth of information.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh Laurent . Thank you for your kind words . I hope you enjoyed the Jazz Festival. I look forward to seeing you again next summer. I will have something special planned for you and maybe a little more of Leonard Cohen. Au Plaisir ... Ruby
Susan PadoveUnited States
Our walking tour of Montreal with Ruby was great. We had a beautiful day to see the sights. Ruby was easy to communicate with online, and she planned a great tour which met our needs. From meeting us at the rail station, and helping us check our luggage with the bellman at the hotel, to stopping for snacks when we needed it. Would highly recommend Ruby at ToursByLocals in Montreal.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. Happy that you enjoyed your tour. Ruby
Garret SloanUnited States
An amazing time for my daughter and I. Ruby was so knowledgeable, kind, and friendly and took us to areas of the city well outside of the typical tourist spots: Mile-End, the Plateau, Villeray, Marche Jean Talon, little Italy, and multiple places within each. We had an awesome time. What was amazing is how many other ways she could have customized the tour. What was even more amazing was the number of people she knew that were not actually on the tour but just knew her and just smiled. Ruby rocks...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ahh so happy you enjoyed your experience! Thank you. Hope you had room for dinner and images Ruby
Krystyna ColburnUnited States
We liked Ruby's tour so much that we signed on for an additional one to enjoy her expertise and delve even deeper into Montreal's cuisine. She is most willing to customize the tour to fit your needs and wants and encourages you to try new restaurants that widen your world. A most knowledgable and cheerful guide, Ruby more than met our hopes.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Krystyna. Selma and Noel are incredible ladies. Just saw their text message as well. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Ruby
Krystyna ColburnUnited States
Ruby provided a tour that went beyond expectations. We are restaurant owners and of course wanted to experience the variety of Montreal cuisine. Ruby's knowledge of restaurants showed us some great foods of ethnic diversity and Montreal specialities in multiple price ranges. We fell in love with Su and breakfasted three times at Faberge. Our favorites were probably Damas and KazaMaxa who justly earned their 4 2/2 stars. Thanks to Ruby we found places we would have missed without her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Selma, Noel and Krystyna. So happy you enjoyed the discoveries. Very inspirational ladies. I look forward to seeing you again Ruby
Ben CushmanUnited States
Ruby was delightful, personable, flexible, fun and super knowledgeable about Montreal and Quebec and Canada and food and travel. It seems like half the people in the city know and loves her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh Ben thank you for this lovely compliment. Have a great few days and please call me for anything you need Ruby
David F.United Kingdom
We asked for an explanation of the people, culture and history. We were treated to an experience that made us feel like locals in all districts visited. A wonderful tour. Ruby kept it intetresting, factual and fun throughout. We can not recommend this tour of Montreal highly enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ahhhh thank you David. So happy you enjoyed your Montreal local experience. Have a fantastic day tommorrow and please do not hesitate to contact me if you need anything. Ruby
Mary JonesUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary. Hope you enjoyed shopping.Ruby
John GreenUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John.
Peter NurgeUnited States
Ruby provided a fun, local's-eye view of the history and food culture of Montreal. She's very personable and highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Peter. Hope the rest of your stay was enjoyable. Thanks for your kind recommendation. Ruby
A thoroughly interesting and informative tour once again with Ruby! She is a very professional and highly knowledgeable guide. I highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Christine and Rob for these kind words. Hoping your are both doing well? Ruby
Linda FucciOPELIKA, AL, United States
OUTSTANDING! Ruby was just wonderful. We learned so much, had a lot of fun and just had a wonderful night.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure Hope the half marathon went well. You both great smiles. Next time join me for a culinary tour.
Daniel MalachekUnited States
A very informative with a a hundred great stories!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Daniel. Happy you enjoyed the stories. Enjoy the rest of your stay. Ruby
Caron MurphyUnited States
Excellent tour. This city is beautiful. My friend wants to buy a summer home for here. We are from Houston,TX.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Caron. Really happy you enjoyed Montreal. Well a summer home or apartment in Montreal is the way to go, he would have endless things to do :) Look forward to seeing you on your next trip . Ruby
Allan L.Sacramento, CA, United States
Ruby Roy is an outstanding guide. Her knowledge and historical perspective offer a fascinating and very fun tour experience. She combined tastes of food from a variety of interesting stops along with her sharing of ethnic traditions that helped form the Montreal that we see today. Ruby was extremely responsive to our needs, e.g., my wife has a gluten allergy and I use a walker. She could not have been more sensitive and helpful to both of us for the day and having good impact on the rest of our trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Allan and Norma Thank you for your kind words, I am very touched. Most of all so happy that you are enjoying. I am happy that I could offer you an authentic Montreal experience. Enjoy dinner and the view as well as your onward cruise. Look forward to seeing you both again. Ruby
Robert DobsonUnited States
The weather certainty helped because it was a beautiful night, but this was an outstanding tour. As a native of Montreal, Ruby is extremely proud of her city and loves to show off it's uniqueness. We spent a leisurely two hours strolling through the main streets and alleyways of Old Montreal. The city is beautiful at night and we especially enjoyed the projected stories on so many of the buildings. She knew all the right places to see the sights from just the right angles. She is also very articulate.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this great review. I am so happy you enjoyed you walking tour during the evenings. Hope you enjoyed Montreal as well. Ruby
Angie Rogers H.Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Ruby was an excellent local tour guide! We loved how easy she was to be with and how easily she educated us on the beautiful old city, its architecture and people. So much to see and having Ruby was the best introduction!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Angie for you kind words. The next time come back a little longer . Enjoy your cruise Ruby
Ruby is the best tour guide I have ever met! she is extremely knowledgeable about Montreal history and culture. Ruby is definitely not just an "average" tour guide. If you are looking for an amazing, fun, energetic and knowledgeable guide, Ruby is the one. I had a customized tour with Ruby. She spent time really understanding what I would like to do and suggested options. Looking back at my tour that I had with Ruby, it was exactly what I was wanting. Could not have asked for more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lina, Thank you for your kind words. I throughly enjoyed my day with you .Most of all I am really happy that you had a great experience and enjoyed Montreal. Remember Radio Canada CBC in French every day for at least one hour in the morning , the news in the evening. . Listen, Hear, Understand, Speak, Read and Write. Looking forward to seeing you again in Montreal soon. À très bien tôt Ruby
Walter BateUnited States
Very knowledgeable. Extremely nice. Good choice of sites to visit
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Walter. Still thinking of license plate lolol
Jackie PradkoUnited States
Ruby is an amazing guide. We had a wonderful walking tour of Old Montreal. We learned so much from Ruby and thoroughly enjoyed our time with her. The tour was highly educational but also a true pleasure...like we were visiting with an old friend. Ruby has a wealth of knowledge that she is eager to share. I highly recommend Ruby. We use private guides everywhere we travel and Ruby rates among the best. Thanks for a marvelous morning of information, adventure and interesting "secret" lookout points.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jackie for your kind words. It was such a pleasure to share Montreal with me. Look forward to seeing you again Secret safe with you Ruby
Great job. Did not have to ask anything. Everything was perfect.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Vatsal. Great meeting you .
Michael GilmartinUnited States
Our walking and metro/bus neighborhood tour with Ruby was the highlight of our long weekend in Montreal. Ruby is professional, pleasant, thoroughly knowledgeable and clearly has a passion for being a tour guide. She covered all facets of every neighborhood we visited - architecture, history, culture, cuisine, etc., in Old Montreal, Plateau, Little Italy and beyond. We highly recommend Ruby and this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Micheal I am really happy that you enjoyed your Montreal experience like a local Montrealer. It was a pleasure to have spent the day with you. Thank you your kind words. Hope to see you again in Montreal soon. Ruby
Excellent Tour!!. Ruby is the best and most knowledgeable Guide we have experience in our travels
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Murtuza that is very kind of you to say. I am humbled. Hope the family is doing well? Please give my best wishes. Ruby
Lawrence LukaszewskiUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lawrence . See you in July . Ruby
Martin GreenUnited States
Ruby's tour was wonderful - both enjoyable and informative. Without her expert guidance I would have missed the real essence of Montreal - the food, ambience, culture, history and "joie de vivre" that makes the city a special place. Ruby made sure my time was well spent and apportioned perfectly between historic sites, eateries and sampling the environs of the various localities. I was very impressed with her knowledge all subjects of interest to me regarding Montreal. Highly recommend her services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Martin, Really happy that you got to experience Montreal locally on your only day to do so. We had a perfect day for our walk. Look forward to seeing you again in Montreal Ruby
Jeanne GarrisonUnited States
Ruby was absolutely marvelous! We truly enjoyed our tour around Old Town Montreal. She was very informative and moved at a great pace. We saw many sights and she shared insight to both historical and current facts about the life in Montreal. I highly recommend Ruby to share her enthusiasm of living in Montreal!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeanne for the lovely comments. Really happy that you had a great experience. Look forward to seeing you on a future trip to Montreal. :) Ruby
Karen ChoiHong Kong
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Than you Karen.
Karen ChoiHong Kong
Ruby is a very good, friendly and helpful tour guide, she is very patience to answering my questions and her comprehensive schedule planning is very useful to us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karen. Hope they had a successful onward journey.
Jennifer FrankUnited States
Ruby was absolutely amazing. I found her upon our arrival to Montreal and she was very communicative about her availability. When we met, on good Friday, she revised the walking tour to a perfect fit for us and our 3 kids due to the holiday. She kept them interested for the full 2 hours with her interesting background and knowledge of montreal and Canada. Totally worthwhile, wish we had had more time or could do her food tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Happy you enjoyed the tour. Next trip to Montreal come on an empty stomach and we can taste our way through Montreal. Thank you for the kind words. Ruby
Bernadette McKinneyUnited States
Ruby was very professional, knowledgeable, and personable. She had planned a fantastic day with stops at all the famous sights. But more importantly, we visited the wonderful neighborhoods and were able to meet and visit with several of the citizens of this magnificent city! We are so grateful for this exceptional opportunity, and appreciate Ruby sharing her knowledge with us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you to both of you. I am so happy you enjoyed your day. Ruby
Joseph JarzembowskiUnited States
We could not recommend Ruby highly enough. Her knowledge and passion for Montreal is without peer. While it rained continuously during our tour, we nonetheless received a fantastic overview of this amazing city, with insights only a well versed local could know.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh that rain those two days! Thank you for your kind words. I am so happy that despite the rain you enjoyed your tour, dinners and got to experience Montreal. Look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Ruby
Christine GuilbeauUnited States
Ruby was wonderful! We had a last minute flight change. She very graciously accommodated our time change. Ruby is very knowledgeable a gave us a fabulous tour of Montreal.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Christine for your kind words. Looking forward to seeing you soon . Ruby
Marilyn WeillUnited States
Ruby is fantastic! She is charming,bright,well traveled and incredibly informed about Montreal and the world. We loved being with her! We loved learning about the special charms of the city and gleaned an insiders look at a Montreal. We wish we could have spent much more time learning and being with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marilyn for your kind words. I am so happy you enjoyed your tour and the insider view of Montreal. Enjoy your weekend in Montreal and please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any assistance. Ruby
Nathan McCarryUnited States
Ruby was an exceptional guide for our 1/2 day tour of Montreal. Her knowledge of her city combined with her passion for its culture and vibrancy made this tour a delight. We plan to come back next Fall to discover more with Ruby.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words and I look forward to taking you to discover other things next fall.
Frank MonroeUnited States
Ruby was wonderful, knowledgeable, and very personable. It was really like we were guided by a personal friend around her home town.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Frank and I am so happy you all got to enjoy your morning, especially my furry friend
Gina PrattUnited States
Ruby was wonderful. So knowledgeable and well read. She shared the passion she has for her home town with us. We had a great tour of the Laurentines. Stopped at picturesque villages, had a delicious breakfast, went on a wonderful boat ride, and even had time to visit one of Montreal's farmer's markets to taste the delicacies of the region.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Gina, Thank you for the comments . It was really a pleasure to have spent the day with both you and I am happy you enjoyed your day.
Marilyn YorkUnited States
Ruby was an incredible guide. She reached out to us as soon as our tour was booked and offered so much extra help before and after our tour. She was extremely knowledgable and such fun. I am pregnant as well and she was very conscientious to allow me to sit when needed. Her passion for her city was contagious and she shared many inside secrets and cultural tid bits only a local expert would know. I couldn't recommend her more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you both so much for your kind words. Enjoy your day today.
Lloyd LoweUnited States
Ruby is a pleasure to tour with. Very knowledgeable concerning Montreal. She is also a gracious host.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you
Deborah FioritoUnited States
Ive done tours all over the world, and Ruby is the most knowledgeable, charming host Ive ever had. We loved learning about Montreal's neighborhoods and their histories. Ruby brings a love for the city that is infectious. Montreal is beautiful ul and cool, but at the end of the day, a city IS its people, Ruby makes you feel that everyone here is just like her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Deborah, Thank you for the kind words, I am touched and humbled. I am really happy you enjoyed your morning with me. Hope I get the pleasure of seeing you both again :) The sun stayed out for you at my market I see. Thank you Ruby
Lloyd LoweUnited States
Ruby is one of the most knowledgeable guides concerning the city she guides in that we have ever toured with. She is also a gracious host.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments and rating. So happy that you enjoyed your stay in Montreal. Ruby
Drew M.United States
Ruby was a terrific guide...we had a blast! My wife has special needs, and Ruby customized a tour for us that worked perfectly. We had a great time walking Old Montreal and learning the city's history. Book a tour with Ruby AND listen to her suggestions for food, etc. because we did and really enjoyed ourselves.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind comments Drew and Ruby. We did have some laughs didn't last night. So happy you enjoyed your evening and suggestions and that Ruby got her sweet fix. Look forward to seeing you again. Ruby
Richard TremblayUnited States
Ruby did an excellent job showing us around Montreal this month. She quickly adapted her tour to include places of interest to us while avoiding places we'd already seen. She showed us hidden jewels in Montreal's old city that we never would've seen on our own and gave us the history and back story of the town. She was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and personable. I'd take a tour with her anywhere and anytime.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan and Richard for this lovely review. I am so happy you enjoyed your tour, the afternoon and dinner I suggested. Thank you for the kind words and review. Ruby
Gregg F.United States
Our family of 3 took a private walking tour of Old Montreal with Ruby on July 31, 2016. Ruby was extremely knowledgeable of the area and as a result, the tour was very interesting. We learned a great deal about the history and architecture of the old city. We found Ruby to be very personable and she was full of recommendations of other places and restaurants that we should visit. This is the tour to take! We can't recommend Ruby highly enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Gregg.
Ruby is a true professional guide with a wealth of knowledge. She is super interesting, humorous and a really lovely person. She takes her time and adds interesting little anecdotes about history. She is well informed on architecture as well. We learned so much about Montreal from her. She also had no problem personalizing our tour. I would highly recommend her as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Rebonjour Chritine, Thank you for the kind words and second review in in less then two months. It was a pleasure to see you again. Look forward to seeing you again. Ruby
James NovyUnited States
Ruby was the BEST! Went above and beyond. Very knowledgeable and knows everyone in Montreal :). Helped us get reservation on Sat night on rooftop bar without even asking. She's a real gem.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind words and compliments. I am really happy that everything on your wish list for your trip was made possible and that I was able make your Saturday night memorable,in Montreal.It really was a pleasure and a delight meeting all of you. It was great bumping into you, minutes before your departure. Hope to see you in Montreal again soon. Thank you again. Best wishes Ruby
All three of us on the tour agree that Ruby was an amazing, interesting and very knowledgeable guide. What a wealth of information! We learned and saw so many interesting things. She's also a lovely lady. I highly recommend Ruby as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for joining me, and allowing me the pleasure of guiding the three of you. Thank you for your kind comments Ruby