India DavisUnited States
John is awesome and did a fabulous job.
Carlton MeierUnited States
We had an excellent tour today with John and are so glad we found your website and him! Our college-age granddaughter has never been to Montreal and she was pleased with all she learned and saw. John's knowledge and easy style suited us all; he answered our questions and adjusted the tour to our preferences. I would heartily recommend him to any friends who travel to Montreal! Many thanks, John, for a memorable day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carl: Thank you very much for your kind comments.....your interest in the subject inspired me...as an attentive audience always does. I hope that you are enjoying the rest of your stay. All the best, John M.
John MaxwellUnited Kingdom
Our second day with John and just as fascinating as our trip yesterday to Ottawa. John has so much knowledge and is so interesting to talk to about his life as well. We really didn't want the tour to end. It was lovely and set the scene for us for the rest of our trip to Canada. We wish we might have had time for an extra day with John to go and see where the whales come up the St. Lawrence but we had to catch a ship!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, John: Thank you for this response, which topped yesterday's review...the fact of the matter is that when my client is interested in what he/she is seeing, it makes my job even easier, and a pleasures. My warmest regards to you and Krissie. John
Steven PetersonUnited States
Very personable and knowledgeable guide. We had a great time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Steve, it was lovely meeting your family.....specially Stella, the young francophile. Thank you for having chosen me for your tour. Au revoir.... John
Laurie T.United States
Charles (Chuck) TilisUnited States
John is a great guide. He knows his history, geography and architecture. He calibrated the pace of our 5 hours tour perfectly to our small group of 4. Moreover, he was so pleasant and "humble" in his approach it made our time together more than informative but a worthwhile experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chuck and gang: Thank you very much for a fulsome review. It was a pleasure meeting you all and telling you about Montreal and Canada. Warm regards, John M.
Rives NeblettUnited States
Very through and interesting tour. He was helpful and respectful in every way. Highly recommend him to others
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rives....thank you for a nice rating..it was a pleasure doing the tour for you and Mrs Neblett.... have a safe trip home. John M.
Thomas PalmerUnited States
John made Montreal a special highlight of our recent trip. We learned so much about the history of Montreal, as well as that of the Quebec province. My wife is hearing impaired, but John was always attentive and graciously explained anything she had trouble understanding. His attention to detail was just what we hope for when we use a tour guide. John's personable manner was an added bonus! We had a great time; if we travel where Tours-by-Locals is available, we will certainly use them again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good morning, Tom: I woke up this morning slightly depressed because the tour season is coming to an end, to find this lovely commentary from you.....I am now all chuffed up and ready to meet whatever the day holds for me. Thank you, and please convey my best regards toMrs Palmer. John M.
John was on time and he was the perfect gentleman opening the doors for us in and out of the vehicle. John's knowledge of Montreal's history is quite extensive, covering the beginnings of the city to the Separatist movement with its roots in the 1970s and its impact on the city. We saw so many parts of the city that we would never have known about had we been on our own. John's knowledge made our tour today far more than it could have been had we been on our own. Thank you so much for a fabulous day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Francis: With this rating, I'll be smiling for the rest of the week!. Thank you for having given me the opportunity of showing Montreal to you and Mary and Carla. Please give my best regards to Paula when you speak to her. Cheers, John.
Nancy McCoyUnited States
John was great. We enjoyed the tour very much. Thanks for selecting him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for this great rating, Nancy.....it was fun showing Montreal to you and Mike. Warm regards to you both... John McL
Patrica K.United States
John was not only very informative, and professional but made our tour a lot of fun. We would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patrica: Thank you for your kind comments......it was nice being your and Ed's tour guide in Montreal.... you were both interested in knowing about Montreal, and it inspired me. All the best to you both. John McL
Michael A. VeneziaUnited States
John was extremely knowledgeable about the history and culture of Montreal. Very affable in his information sharing skills and would recommend him to those seeking an extraordinary tour guide experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow!. The best rating ever!. Thank you, Mike..best to Pattie, and good luck to you later this month. Thanks for having chosen me to be your tour guide. John Mc Montreal Tour Guide
Fred MittagUnited States
Our guide met us in our hotel lobby on time, so that was a good start. He was John M, completely fluent in English, French, and Spanish, which in our case turned out to be a valuable collection of languages, since he used all three. John was punctual, but he was also knowledgeable, helpful, and personable. He was a good and careful driver. John was able to answer our questions, whether historical or about current events in Montreal. As interested tourists, we appreciated John's abilities.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Fred and Floyd: It was a privilege and a pleasure being yout tour guide today.. your interest in my city and in Canada's history inspired me and made it easy for me to do a good tour. Thank you for your kind comments..I wish you a safe trip home. John Mc
Stephanie ReganUnited States
Friendly; knowledgeable; a little stiff
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephanie: thank you for the "friendly,knowledgeable" part of the comment; if I seemed " a little stiff" it was because the traffic in Montreal on Friday was horrible, with so many of the streets having been dug up. Fortunately the work is nearly done, and Montreal is recovering her beauty. Thank you and Ed for having given me the opportunity of being your city guide. Best regards, John M.
Maria Teressa G.Miami, FL, United States
Wonderful guide. A very good tour. We were delighted with John and Ken. We recommend them. (Magnífico guía. Un tour muy bueno. Quedamos encantadas con John y Ken. Los recomendamos.)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias, Maria Teressa, por esta muy buena evaluación...fué un placer para Ken y yo de haberlas atendido, unas señoras muy simpáticas todas. Les deseo una buena continuación de viaje. John Mc Guia turístico de Montreal
Randee MCQueenUnited States
We had a fantastic tour. John had a great knowledge of local history and made sure he talked about the history between Canada and the US. He took us first to Old Montreal, then the next era (1800-1900) and then the modern. He also took us to different sections of Montreal and again knew the history to make it memorable. He explained the many different political things that have happened and how it continues to impact the area. He was a great tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Randee: thank you for such a positive comment!. I am only as good as my audience, and you ladies were interested in everything that you saw..you made it easy and very pleasant for me. I hope that you arrived home safely;you have left fond memories with me. Yours, John M.
Ronald DixonUnited States
John was a pleasure to be with for the informative, interesting and worthwhile tour. An engaging fellow who has been associated with Montreal for many years, John has a warm place in his heart for people. We give this customized tour five stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ron and Viveka: Thank you for such a highly complimentary rating!. It was a pleasure meeting you both, and I hope that you will enjoy your visito Quebec City.
Excelente guia. John es una persona muy amable, educada y muy culta. Muy simpatico. El tour muy completo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias,Ana, por este comentario tan positive. Fue un placer el haberlos conocido..espero que lo hayan pasado bien Canada. Saludos John M.
Gail BrownUnited States
Guide was not prepared to accommodate 6 people with luggage as agreed upon. At last minute he hired a larger van and driver and expected us to pay the difference. We traveled around Montreal and saw Notre Dame and St. Joseph's Oratory which we requested to see, but for the remaining time we drove through Montreal and was shown different neighborhoods.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Only mention of luggage was to express concern about mini-van fitting 5 suitcases/8 carry-ons.Coming close to sailing I had a bad feeling about this.I sent 2 e-mails and 2 msgs on the clients' phone suggesting it best to rent a large van-which required a driver,I never got a reply.I rented the van/hired the driver anyway,at an additional cost of ca$ 350.00 and charged you half of that.TBL refunded you for the additional charge,but I am glad I showed up with a larger vehicle, you had a lot more luggage
Pamela DickinsonUnited States
John was amazing with his historical information of older and newer Montreal. Taking us to St. Joseph was a highlight of the trip. Don and Pam Dickinson
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pamela and Don: Thank you for your generous rating...it was a pleasure being your guide in Montreal. John
Howard RobertsonUnited States
Today's tour was definitely a 5! My wife and I are still talking about our adventure today with John M. Not only was he professional but most knowledgeable. We learned so much in the time with him. We could not have selected a better Tour Group. Today's tour far exceeded our expectations. We thank you and our guide for helping to make an already memorable trip more pleasurable. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dr and Mrs Robertson: Thank you very much for such a positive rating..It was a pleasure having been your tour guide...your interest inspired me to do my best. I wish you a happy continuation of your trip. John M Montreal Tour Guide
Although the weather was terrible, cloudy, rainy, foggy, we thoroughly enjoyed our tour with John. He drove us around to all the different neighbourhoods in Montreal, told us how they became that particular type of neighbourhood and the history behind it. He also showed us the most historic parts of the city, as well as the most popular sites. John was on time, knowledgable, considerate, and has a new, clean Jeep. He opened and closed the doors for us each time we got out. Would highly recommend John
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you both for your kind comments...it was a pleasure being your guide today. John
Christopher HankinsUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Chris: Thank you for the good rating....it was a pleasure meeting you and your parents. Best regards, John M. Montreal Tour Guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Dr. Sammya, it was a pleasure to meet you and your family . GREETINGS John
Marguerite WillardUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marguerite: I think that I'll buy myself a red coat, in case of cold. Thank you for your kind comments, it was nice being your tour guide. John Mc
We did a four hour driving tour with John in Montreal and we found him to be very knowledgeable about wirh the history and people of Quebec. Would not hesitate to recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Terri, for your kind comment...I wish you and Frank a lovely cruise. Yours, John
Robert RollUnited States
Our scottish guide John was GREAT. He was very well spoken, knowledgable, courteous, helpful, understanding ,friendly plus many more wonderful words of description. An excellent tour appreciated by both the wife and myself.. He could not be more professional and friendly!!!!!! Bob /Marilyn roll . ps.. I found a problem in the toilet that he got opened for us, I reported it to John and he passed it onto the maintenance man. Service above and beyond..
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marilyn and Bob: Thank you very much for such a good rating, and comments. It was fun being your tour guide. With warm regards, John.
John provided us with a very thorough and interesting tour of Montreal. We chose him because of previous great ratings. He knows the city well, (physical, cultural, historical information). Any question we asked him, he knew the answer! He has a very quiet and unassuming manner, which we appreciated!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nadine: Thank you all for your kind comments.It was a pleasure meeting you.
Douglas AltenbernNashville, TN, United States
John was pleasant, informed and did a very good job. Would recommend him to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Douglas: Thank you for your kind comments, it was a pleasure being your tour guide in Montreal. Best regards, John Mc.
Larry HinsleyUnited States
John was great. Very friendly and knowledgeable. We saw a lot in just four hours. The advantages of a private tour (except for the cost) are just so many. We will certainly consider doing another in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Larry: Thank you for your very kind comments..I hope that you enjoyed your cruise.
Mary PowellUnited States
John was a perfect host! He gave us a blend of history and culture, respected our wishes, make a connection with all three members of the group, and treated us to the best-ever bagel. It was a delightful tour from beginning to end.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary: Thank you for your very kind comments...it was a real pleasure for me, showing the city to you and John and Marshall. John Mc.
Susan LutzUnited States
John saved the day! He not only stepped up and helped us last minute when another guide cancelled on us but he did a superb job. He was very knowledgeable about all facets of Montreal and Canada and went out of his way to show us everything we asked for and more. We highly recommend him for individuals and families wishing to see all of Montreal. He comes with free history lessons and insider tidbits which makes it that much better!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan: Thank you very much for such nice comments. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family, I hope that you might come back some time to Montreal. John Mc. Montreal Tour Guide
Miguel Angel Torres PorteroSpain
Very nice and worship. Highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias Miguel Angel!.
John is a colourful entertaining guide with a life history worthy of hearing as it melds into his unique encyclopaedic understanding of the complicated history of Montreal.His infectious humour and ability to personalise his conversation to our particular style and interests made the tour highly rewarding and educational. In the short time we shared we were able to experience a diverse exposure to the socio-cultural breadth of this fascinating city.Thanks John indeed for the pleasure of your company.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan and Helen:I think that you have been the nicest and most fun guests that I have had the pleasure of receiving in the last 5 years... Thank you for this lovely rating and commentary, and thank YOU both for the pleasure of your company. God bless, John Mc.
Jeffrey JanoffUnited States
John was quite informative. He took us to many places that were off the beaten path and showed us neighborhoods away from it all. That is exactly what we wanted.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jeffrey, I am glad that it worked out to your liking. Thank you for your kind comments. John Mc.
Thomas BonhagUnited States
John is a wealth of historical information on Montreal in addition to being a most pleasant man. This tour was excellent. John was outstanding.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Tom, for your kind comment. It was fun being your tour guide. Warm regards to Cornelia and you. John Mc.
Michael TownsLakewood Ranch, FL, United States
John was exremely knowledgable and very intuned with the wishes of his clientle. He asked about detail and honored the wishes of my photographer wife's needs. We enjoyed historacal perspectives as well as current ones with him. We would highly recommend John and his services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike and Mindy: Thank you very much for these kind comments. It was a real pleasure meeting you and being your tour guide in Montreal. Mindy, I hope that your photos bring you good memories of your cruise and your visit to our city. Warm regards, John Mc. Montreal Tour Guide
Rosalind SwartUnited States
John was a wonderful guide. Great knowledge of the history of Montreal.
Robert AndresenUnited States
Had a wonderful time with our informative tour guide. He even stopped for bagels when we were hungry-what a treat!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, thank you both for your kind comments...your interest in our city was inspiring...and the bagels were great. Thank you for doing the tour of Montreal with me. John Mc.
Renee MartinUnited States
Great tour with John! We covered a lot of ground from old Montreal to Little Italy; even a stop at the Jean Talon Market! John was deeply knowledgable and we left with a special appreciation of Montreal's culture, history and architecture.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Renée: Thank you for this nice note...it was a pleasure being your tour guide in Montreal; you were so keen in learning about our city that it was easy to do my job. All the best to you and your husband and young Logan. Yours, John M.
Sandra K OHara TorgersonMelbourne, FL, United States
Spent Wonderful 4 hour. Very knowledgeable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Sandra, for your kind comment..It was a pleasure showing Montreal to you and John E.
Janet KirtleyUnited States
The tour was very informative and interesting. John accommodated my mother's physical limitations very well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janet: thank you for your kind comments..it was a pleasure to have been your Tour Guide in Montreal. My best regards to you all. John M.
Vincent BattistaUnited States
This was my first trip to Montreal and I wanted to learn as much as possible while here. John was the perfect choice to accomplish that task. He is both knowledgeable and personable. He made my wife and me feel at ease the entire time. As John has lived in many places around the world, he offered both a native and foreign perspective. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend him to anyone looking for an enjoyable, enlightening afternoon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vincent and Eva: You have overwhelmed me with your praise. It is always easy and a pleasure to talk about Montreal when the audience is as interested as you both were. Thank you for having visited us and for having chosen me to be your tour guide. Have a safe return home. John
Sally KnauerUnited States
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. It was a great blend of seeing the old, new, upscale and historical elements of Montreal. The history of French Canada in general and Montreal in particular was fascinating. I recommend this tour with John highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sally, thank you for this great review, and thank you for having chosen me to be your tour guide..it was lovely meeting you and Greg. All the best, John M.
Parabéns John ! Sua apresentação de 4 horas da cidade de Montreal agradou e muito ao nosso grupo de 4 brasileiros maduros e bem exigentes. Foi uma exposição profissional e bem compreendida falada em um Português bem claro com toque brasileiro. Gostamos. Aceite nossos cumprimentos. Translation: Congratulations John! Your 4 hour Montreal tour with 4 very demanding Brazilian travellers was a hit. It was professional, comprehensive and we were impressed with your knowledge of Brazilian Portuguese.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Prezado Dom Elias: Muito obrigado pelos seus belos comentarios, sinto-me altamente lisonjeado. Para mim foi um prazer receber os Senhores, que foram muito simpáticos e mostraram muito interesse na historia desta cidade e provincia. Abraços....John
Thank you!. We enjoyed the tour and got to know Montreal. Regards!.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carlos: It was a pleasure to have shown my city to your guests, and I am very happy that they enjoyed it. Thank you for your kind comments, John M.