Susan R.United States
We heartily recommend John. We got off our cruise ship at 9, but our plane home wasn't until the late afternoon and our time with John was a perfect way to get an overview of Montreal. John was courteous, friendly and knowledgeable about both Montreal current history and past. He was very flexible in terms of letting us pick where we went, plus he was a good driver! Thanks John
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan: Thank you so much for such a fulsome review.....it was a pleasure being your and Pier's tour guide in Montreal. Warm regards, John M.
Alison HoganUnited States
John was a fabulous tour guide of Montreal. We had our elderly parents with us on the trip and he was extremely helpful in getting them in and out of the van as well. I highly recommend John to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alison: Thank you for this great rating. It was a pleasure and fun being your tour guide. I wish all the best for you, your parents, and your sisters. I hope that you had a good flight home. Yours, John M.
Darrell RicheyUnited States
John was a great tour guide. We were delayed by 45 minutes getting off the ship, but John waited patiently for us in the cruise terminal. He started talking about Montreal as he headed to our hotel to drop off our luggage. He was friendly and very informative. We stopped several times to walk around (and sometimes take a bathroom break). We showed us different parts of the city, giving us facts & history, as well telling stories. It was overcast with some rain, but we had a good time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Darrell: Thank you for your very favourable review.....it was a pleasure being your tour guide. I hope that you had a good return home, and wish you all the best. John M.
Michael VercilloUnited States
John McLaren was as friendly as he was knowledgeable about the City. He knew exactly how to skirt around all of the construction and gave us great views from various parts of the City. I would recommend him any time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Mike, for a nice rating, much appreciated it, as well as thank you for having chosen me to be your tour guide. Best regards, John
Douglas BissonGrant, MICHIGAN, United States
So glad we chose John instead of the cruise line airport transfer option! John made exiting the port unbelievably simple, and gave a tour that was simply amazing, his knowledge of the Montreal area is extensive, and he passes that knowledge on in a very articulate and easy to understand manner. your missing out if you don't take this tour option.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Larry: Thank you for a great rating!. It was a pleasure being your tour guide.... God bless. John McL
Cindee JonesUnited States
John was a great guide of his city. He called us before our trip and made us feel very comfortable to be joining him on a tour of Montreal. He knew a lot of history and interesting stories.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cindee: Thank you for this 5 star rating, and thank you for having chosen me to be your tour guide, Best regards John M. Licensed Montreal Tour Guide
Marsha TurbyfillUnited States
I just had a tour of Montreal with John and it was a wonderful experience. I feel that he showed me many of the important places in Montreal, a beautiful city. John is so "spot on" with the history of the city and it's connection to other cities and countries. He was very informative and made the tour so interesting. The four hours went by in a flash. I would highly recommend John for ANY tour that you are considering. He truly deserves my Five Stars!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Marsha: I'm on my way home to celebrate this comment!. Thank you very much for all of the nice things that you say. It was fun showing you the town, and I thank you for having chosen me to be your Montreal tour guide. All the best to you and your family. John Mclaren
Dave McDowellUnited States
John was very knowledgeable about Montreal. He was extremely friendly and allowed us to customize our tour quite a bit. We got a much better sense of the city than I expected from a 4- hour tour. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Dave: Thank you for your great rating..it was a pleasure hosting you and Richard..have a safe trip home. Best regards, John Mc Montreal Tour Guide
Michael LoebachUnited States
John knew the area well. He had to modify the tour due to my wife's mobility limitations-any it worked out very well. Highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dr Loebach: Thank you for your kind words...it was a pleasure showing Montreal to you both. Warm regards,' John Mc. Montreal Tour Guide
Jane LeeUnited States
Deborah B.United States
Was disappointed that we didn't get to stop at St. Joseph's Oratory (even for a picture). Felt tour was a little rushed at the end. Enjoyed the places we did see, especially Notre Dame Church.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debbie: Before we stopped on Queen Mary Road and saw the St.Joseph Oratory, we had agreed that because you had a flight to catch, there wouldn't be time enough to visit the Oratory, which takes at least an hour to visit. You also saw the big line-up that there was to visit the Oratory. I am glad that you enjoyed what you did see. John I am glad that
Demetria LeongUnited States
I was pleased with the depth of knowledge and the weaving of information with current understanding of world events. His tour was a fine conclusion of our visit to Canada. Thank you, John, for a job well done.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dr. Demetria: Thank you for your kind comments, I enjoyed talking to a person who posed such great questions. I hope that you and Blake got home safely. John
Ann P.Honolulu, HI, United States
Sally VickUnited States
John is an excellent historian of Montreal. He is very knowledgeable and makes the tour enjoyable. I would highly recommend him to other tourists. He went way beyond what we expected of him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sally: It was a pleasure meeting you and your family....thank you for having chosen me, and for your kind comments.....I wish you all a great cruise!. John Mc Montreal Tour Guide
Judy IngermanMontreal, QUEBEC, Canada
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judy: Thank you for your rating. Considering the fact that I was 30 minutes late arriving (snow and traffic snarls, but still inexcusable)you have been more than generous. I enjoyed doing the tour with you and your very bright students. Always at your service, Yours Truly, John M.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rosa: It was a pleasure being the tour guide for your student group...they were very entusiastic and interested. Thank you for the opportunity. John Mc. Montreal Tour Guide
Shirley W.United States
John was a very professional, articulate, informative guide with a great sense of humor. We thoroughly enjoyed our 1/2day tour of Montreal and learned a great deal. I recommend John highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shirley: Thank you for your kind comments, and for having entrusted me with your Montreal tour. You and Greg were interested in the history and actuality of Montreal, and this made by job easier. John
Gary FradkinUnited States
Would rate John a 10 if we could!!!!!!!!!!. He was incredibly knowledgeable about history of Montreal and listened to us to mold his tour around our desires. Farmers Market was a challenge but he let us experience it as we desired. Would highly recommend John to anyone needing guidance in Montreal.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gary,Reggie and Kyle: I really appreciate your lovely comments....let me say that I thoroughly enjoyed being your tour guide in Montreal...thank you very much for having chosen me for the tour...all the best, and wishes of success to Kyle in his professional future. John Mc.
Jeanne BaldwinUnited States
John was delightful. He was so very knowledgeable about Montreal and fascinated us with his stories and facts. We covered a lot of territory and did it without feeling overwhelmed. He took us to all the places we wanted to see and even to some with which we were not familiar...but were so very interesting and vital to our understanding of the area. May be the most informative tour we have ever experienced.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeanne: Thank you very much for such a glowing review. You were so interested in our city that I was inspired...there is nothing so stimulating as an interested audience.All the best to you and your husband. John
Nancy CarlsonUnited States
This was an exceptional tour of Montreal. John is very knowledgeable and very accommodating. He took us to all the important locations and filled up 4 hours with highlights, stops, neighborhoods, and insights. We stayed two more days and used his advice and recommendations. As a result, Montreal became a favorite city. If you have only 1 day in Montreal, I suggest you spend it with John!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nancy: I love it! I should make it my motto! It was a pleasure being your guide in Montreal; thank you for having chosen me, and thank you for this lovely endorsement. John Mc.
Eric McVadonUnited States
On our second tour with John, he not only showed us Ottawa and the countryside but also informatively and impressively answered our many questions about the city, Canadians of all sorts, and Canada's government, politics, economy, and society. He gave a very balanced view of all this. John has lived in many places in the world and used that experience to reveal Canada to us in an extremely interesting and understandable way. We felt fortunate to have met this insightful citizen of Canada and the world.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Admiral: Thank you very much for this wonderful review. All that I can say is that if I delivered the tour well it was because you and Mrs McVadon were keen listeners and showed a lot of interest in my country. It was an honour having met you both... John
Margaret BeyerUnited States
John was an excellent tour guide - knowledgeable, friendly. We thought the tour was great and would highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Margaret: Thank you for your kind comments....it was fun showing Montreal to you, to Ralph and to Sue...and I appreciate your having chosen me to be your tour guide. With warmest regards,, John Mc. Montreal Tour Guide
Phyllis SimmermanUnited States
It was a fabulous tour. John was very informative and picked up on our interests.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Phyllis: thank you for your kind comment...it was a pleasure being your tour guide, you were a very keen audience. My best to you and your family. John Mc. Montreal Tour Guide
Charles HellerUnited States
John was excellent; very knowledgeable, Very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend him as a friend and and tour guide. I'm not sure of your stars, whether the first or last or all would rate as excellent. Anyway, 5 stars
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr and Mrs Heller: Thank you very much for having chosen me as your guide in Montreal, and thank you for your generous rating. I hope that we may meet somewher, some time. John M.
Marylal KarbowskiUnited States
My Granddaughter, who had never been to Montreal,& I,who had been many times, each said that John gave a history and background commentary that was excellent. We both learned much and were treated well. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marylal: It was a pleasure being your Tour Guide; and to have this most favourable comment from you is very much appreciated. My best regards to both of you. John M.