This tour was everything we'd hoped for: a wonderful, knowledgeable guide who toured us through Old Montreal as well as many other surrounding neighbourhoods. We saw so much more of the city in one morning by bike than we ever could on foot! And we are not avid cyclists, but this tour was very doable and the ride was very enjoyable as Chantal is an excellent guide who confidently leads you through the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good day Mr Penner, I'm glad you and your wife enjoyed this tailor made tour of Montreal by bike! Montreal is such a bike friendly city, you're right that we could see a lot and even add to it along the way. Guiding you was a pleasure! Wishing you great discoveries through Quebec province! Kindly, Chantal
Rae JamesUnited States
If there were six stars, I would give them to Chantal. She was knowledgeable, patient, charming and a true ambassador for Montreal. She went out of her way to make sure our tour experience was the best.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Mr and Mrs James and friends ... You guys are terrific! You've made my day ... 6 stars!!! I'm so happy! Thanks sooooo much for your very touching words about my service! I'm glad you've felt in love with Montreal !!! I had such a great time with all of you ! Please come back! Kindly, Chantal
Lily HayUnited States
We actually hired Chantal for 2 days in a row and I'm thrilled we did. Our group of 4 gained such a deeper appreciation for the true history behind Montreal. We felt like we got the inside scoop on what all the locals know and love about Montreal. She also took a lot of stress off our shoulders by knowing all the ins and outs of driving around the city since we needed to rent a car. Again, Chantal was amazing. Don't visit Montreal without her help!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Lily and family! Wow! Thanks so much again for this great review! It was very special to be with your family two days in a row. I loved it! I'm glad I could help and I'm thankfull for meeting all of you! Take care! Muchas Gracias! Cordiales Saludos! Chantal
Lily HayUnited States
This was my first time using this service and I was quite nervous. Chantal and I exchanged many e-mails over several months. She was excellent in helping me narrow down what to do. She was even more delightful in person. Chantal was very patient with our group, which included having my family with 3 languages going at once and adjusting for my mom's varying mobility and energy levels. Her easy going yet incredibly knowledgeable style put us all at ease. 5 stars all the way for Chantal!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Lily and family! Muchas Gracias! Thank you so much for this great review! I loved seeing your family enjoying what we have put together for them. Thanks to you who took the needed time to set everything up. You are a very caring person. It was a real pleasure to be with all of you! Saludos a todos! Chantal
JoAnn GoldsmithUnited States
This was an excellent tour. We were picked up at the airport. Our friends were picked up at their hotel. We not only saw the sites of Montreal but we were given the history of each site. Chantel accomaded all of our needs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mrs Goldsmith! Thank you for the 5 stars and the great review! I appreciate your time since I'm guessing you're now back home after your holiday. Meeting all of you was lovely! Please say hello to your party ! Kindly, Chantal
Leslie BarclayUnited States
Chantal was absolutely wonderful and we would do a bike tour with her again in a heart beat. We arranged it at day before and she was very responsive and professional. It was our family of 4 from Florida and she tailored it perfectly to our requests. She has a great disposition and was a wealth of knowledge. We highly recommend Chantal as we loved her and our day exploring the Plateau, Mile End, Outremont, and Little Italy on bikes with her. She even brought us waters!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mrs Barclay! What a nice family to bike with! You were all very interested in history and anecdotes. It was a pleasure for me! Wishing you many other bike tours around the globe! Kindly, Chantal
Leah HoltzbergUnited States
I took a tour with Chantal on Aug.18th in Montreal. I got my money's worth as Chantal was flexible, knowledgeable and kind. I had difficulty walking and she accommodated me while filling me with information about the architecture and history of many sites. I asked for some tastings which she included. So I wouldn't forget the many places we went, she sent me an e-mail chronicling the tour. She is upbeat and loves her job. I heartily recommend Chantal for a terrific tour of Montreal!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good morning Mrs Holtzberg, Thank you so much for this great review! I was please to meet you and to share my love of Montreal with you. I'm glad you keep my tour in your memories of this long trip you did. I will remember as well your love for very colorfull objects, cloths, pieces of art ... you're right, it brings joy and life! Many other travels to you! Kindly, Chantal
Chelsea DoyleUnited States
My sister and I had the best day in Montreal with Chantel! We had a long layover and wanted to see the highlights of the city-in only 5 hours we got to take a mini walk up the mountain, visit wonderful vantage points of the city and taste the main treats -smoked meat, poutine and bagels not to mention the market! She is a wealth of information and you'll thoroughly enjoy your time with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Chelsea and Gloria! Thanks so much for this great review! I'm glad you'll keep good memories of your layover in Montreal! It was a real pleasure for me to spend this time with you. Have fun and enjoy your other countries to come. I have the feeling you will visit Montreal again! Cheers! Chantal
Margaret GoldsteinUnited States
Chantal was a wonderful companion for my 3 hour walking tour. She had plotted out an excellent route that introduced me to this beautiful city, giving me lots of ideas for the next couple days. Moreover, we engaged in easy conversation for the entire tour, discussing many aspects of the political, religious, and economic history of Montreal. I learned so much, and enjoyed myself tremendously. Not to mention good restaurant suggestions for dinner that evening. Very much recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good morning Margaret, What a great review! Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm glad you've enjoyed my recommendations. You are a lovely lady and it was a real treat for me to be with you! Enjoy the rest of your stay in Montreal! So nice meeting you! Chantal
Kevin LoggheUnited States
Our morning with Chantal came at the end of a very active week long cruise and our energy level was not high. She effortlessly accomodated our situation without skimping on the sights or experiences of beautiful Montreal.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bonjour Mr Logghe! Yessss, we've seen it all, at your pace but we've seen it all! Thank you for your appreciation on my tour. It was nice being with your party! Glad you keep good memories! Kind regards, Chantal
Malcolm BermanUnited States
Chantal—was great. She was easy to work with and very knowledgeable. She was also very understanding of the composition of our group—-seniors. I would definitely recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr Berman, Your group was just perfect! I had a real good time meeting all of you! I'm sure you're never bored together! Hope all the pictures turned out well! You're a great tour leader! Thank you for the 5 stars! Please send my regards to all ! Enjoy your cruise! Cheers! Chantal
Annette MendozaUnited States
Chantal was an excellent and super kind tour host guide. My friend and I got to experience the city on a bike tour . I feel that we should have had more time to do touring with Chantal, because she never got tired and was trying to make us feel secure and comfortable. If we were getting tired, she waited for us to relax and slow down. She is always with a big smile and making us feel like if it was our home. I totally recommend Chantal as a tour guide you won't regret it as she is very patient and humble.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Annette! You're so kind! Thank you for this great review! Biking is such a great way to discover a city and crossing the Jacques Cartier bridge makes Montreal bike tour unique! Plus with both of you, it was awesome! Take care! Chantal
Ilyse WertheimUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour of Montreal with Chantal. It was our 1st visit to Montreal and we were a party of three including my mom and my 15 year old daughter. Chantal was prompt and met us at our hotel. She tailored the tour based our our input. We could not have asked for a better time in Montreal and Chantal made it memorable. I look forward to returning to Montreal and seeing the underground city in depth with Chantal as our guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mrs Wertheim! What a lovely review! Thanks so much! I apprecite your time! Spending this moment with the 3 of you was a joy and your interest in every topics made it so interactive and fun! All the best to you, your mom and your daughther! Yes, let's do it again! Cheers! Chantal
Agnes G.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Agnes, Thanks for the 5 stars! It was a pleasure to meet you, your husband Keith and your lovely mom Lidia. Have a safe trip back home. Chantal
Christopher O.United States
Holiday weekend in Montreal started right on time. Chantal was able to deliver exactly what we wanted. Her interest in the city she loves but also genuine interest her client requests made for a special day. If you need more than walk, point and click than Chantal is your lady. PS. Chantal also took time to provide tips and discuss options for the rest of our holiday.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr Ott, Thank you so much for your kind review and the 5 stars! Meeting you, your wife and your cousin was a pleasure! It was also very nice to say hello again to the 3 of you, the next day in the old city! I'm glad you've enjoyed your stay! Cheers! Chantal
Stephen S.United States
She guided us through the underground city and helped us understand the myriad stores and services available. If you explore this site, get a guide as it is very easy to lose you way and end up somewhere else. She was such a terrific guide we took her to lunch when the tour ended so we could continue our learning about Montreal.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this nice review Mr Sherman! After two tours together, it's like we didn't want to say good bye and we extended with lunch! It was great! It was a real pleasure meeting you and your family! My regards to all of you! See you again! Chantal
Stephen S.United States
Terrific guide, great knowledge, enjoyable to listen to her describe the many places we saw in Old Town. Used her again the next day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mr Sherman! It was a real pleasure meeting you and your family! See you again! Chantal
Robert RobeyUnited States
We got to see a lot of the historic areas of Montreal with a couple of stops for us to see the sights and take a few pictures. I was very pleased with the ability to get the tour set-up through "Tours By Locals" and with Chantal in particular. Chantal was wonderful to work with and made the stressful situation of the plan change easy to deal with. She gave us a wonderful tour and it was so nice having a person with local experience providing so many interesting facts and information about the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr and Mrs Robey, I'm glad I could releif some stress out of your shoulder by adapting to the cruise schedule change. I'm also glad you've enjoy the few hours you had in Montreal and that we've been able to see everything I had planed! It was a real pleasure for me to spend that time toghether. Thank you for taking the time to evaluate my service. My kindest regards to both of you, Chantal
Talmadge M.United States
A wonderful tour of Vieux Montreal! A great way to get an overview of the history of Montreal while seeing the sites. Chantal was charming and happily adjusted our start time to accommodate my schedule. Another successful ToursbyLocals experience in a foreign country.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs Mangum for your feedback! It was nice to meet you on that beautiful day. I'm glad you've enjoyed the tour! Safe travels! Chantal
Beverly LewisUnited 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.
Liz C.United States
Even though it was cold and windy our guide bicycled with us and shared with us montreal's history and architecture. Chantal was informative accommodating with our schedules and just great fun to be with for 3 hours!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mrs Corej! We did it! Crossing Jacques Cartier bridge on a bike tour on November 9th was a unique experience! You wanted so much to bike that tour instead of walking it and it happened! It was my pleasure to swich the date to accomodate you. Also glad to know that you've made it to the top of our mountain! Thanks to both of you for the great review! Keep biking around the world! Kind regards, Chantal
Chantal gave a fantastic tour to our group in Montreal. She was right on time picking us up, and had a spacious and modern SUV to take us around. Despite being a rainy day, we got to see the city in comfort. Chantal had lots of information and history to share, and we all learned a lot about Montreal. We had seen a few sights in the city previously, and she adjusted our itinerary accordingly. She was also kind enough to bring some snacks along, just in case we hadn't had time for lunch. Thanks Chantal!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Field! I appreciate your detailed comment and I'm glad to read that this rainy november day was somehow a good one. Montreal is that kind of city, rain or shine, it's possible to find a way to get the best out of it! It was a real pleasure to meet all of you! Safe return home to your colleagues! Kind regards, Chantal
Jerry FisherUnited States
We give the highest rating to Chantall. She really knows her stuff and is a pleasure to spend the afternoon with. Her tour made all the difference for our stay in Montreal. Without it, we wouldn't have appreciated the city like we did. Highly recommend Chantall!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mr Fisher! I greatly appreciate your super comment and "highest rating"! THANK YOU! It was a lovely moment for me too and I'm glad I could make a difference for your stay in Montreal! That's the idea of a private tour! Please say hello to your wife for me! Kind regards, Chantal
Sherry LundeenUnited States
Chantal was a great guide! Very knowledgeable regarding historical facts. She also made some suggestions for us regarding things to see and do later in the week that were very helpful. We would all recommend Chantal as a tour leader.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mrs Lundeen, Thanks for your nice review. I was a pleasure meeting the 4 of you! Kind regards, Chantal
Chantal went beyond what a normal tour guide would do. It was my wife's 49th birthday and together we put together the perfect day for her. Chantal assisted with restaurants, photographer, even entertainment for our lunch near the St Lawerance. Chantal arranged for a birthday cake and built a special bond with my wife. On our next trip, we hope to take Chantal out for dinner. As she is now like family! My wife's 49th is one of her all-time favorite birthday's thanks to Chantal.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr Dickson, I will also remember your beautiful wife's B-day because something special, like magic, came into this moment with every actors (musician and photograph) and the set up and particularly your wife's spontaneity and happiness made it all fall into it's place. You are a wonderful husband in love with his wife and you are both very lucky to share this love since a long time. Meeting both of you was a real pleasure! Thanks so much for your great rating and nice comment! Hello to your wife! Chantal
John MacDonaldMinneapolis, MINNESOTA, United States
We thought Chantal was simply fabulous, and we thoroughly enjoyed our 3 hour tour of Montreal! She picked us up at our hotel and we spent the next 3 hours exploring Montreal, both old and new! She is very knowledgable and her sense of humor is refreshing! We had a ball with her and highly recommend her! John and Kris Minneapolis, Minnesota
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mr MacDonald !!! I'm glad you've enjoyed my tour. Your hotel being located in the downtown of Montreal, the tour was customised with this extra walk on the way down towards the old city. It is always a plus that people appreciate. I've enjoyed both of your company and I know you are on your way to Quebec so have a great time over there! Please say hello to your lovely wife and again THANK YOU for this great review. Stay safe! Kind regards, Chantal
Loreen FlockerzieUnited States
This tour was wonderful and Chantel had a lot of information about the area which was very useful. She was on-time, friendly and considerate. I would recommend Chantel to anyone traveling this area. Loreen Flockerzie
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs Flockerzie! It was a pleasure meeting you and sharing this morning with you. Actually, it was a taillored tour just for you so I'm glad we've acheived what you had in mind! All the best! Chantal
Luis M.United States
Chantal gave us a very well organized tour of the city within the time that we had. She is extremely knowledgeable and obviously passionate about the city. Although we were OK with the tour being in English, it was a pleasant surprise that she dominates Spanish as well, which is our first language. She kept a good paste, but at the same time was willing to slow down when we required for pictures or just admiring parts of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr Montes, it was such a peasure to meet you and your wife! Thanks for your rating, for your kind words and for evaluating my Spanish as it is my third language and I love it ... as you could see! I guess you are back home in your beautifull Puerto Rico so let me say ... hasta luego! Chantal
Henry LiebermanUnited States
Chantal was outstanding in every respect. Extremely knowledgeable, flexible and excellent English skills.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mr Lieberman for your kind words! It was a real pleasure meeting you, your wife and your longtime friends. It was also a lot of fun driving you around Montreal. I'm glad you've enjoyed! Wishing you all the best! Chantal
Adriana UrreaMexico, CDMX, Mexico
El tour que hicimos con Chantal fue una caminata por el viejo Montreal, conocimos un poco de la historia de la ciudad y además, habla muy bien español. Muy recomendable!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Buenos Dia Sra Urrea, Este momento con su familia fue un encanto! Le agradesco por su comentario y les deseo otros descubrimientos con Tours by Local. Muchisimas Gracias y hasta la proxima ! Chantal
David YagerUnited States
We all very much enjoyed the tour of Montreal and especially Chantal's insight into the city now and in the past. Despite the rainy weather Chantal was undaunted in her quest to provide an informative and friendly experience for us and we greatly appreciated it. Catching a bit of the DeGaul event and having a chance meeting a local Montrealer and world traveler who is recently back from decades in China as an immigration attorney was great as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mr Yager! The celebration of the historical De Gaule event : his speach at Montreal City Hall that took place 50 years ago, only happen once and we were there!!! It was in fact, very special! The four of you are good travelers who don't let the rain affect the fun of walking a city!! Bravo! As you mentioned, maybe you can't immigrate but keep in mind that you can always visit !!! Cheers! Chantal
Excelent tour, Chantal is a kind person and his knowledge about Montreal is awesome. We strongly recomended her specially if like us you need a tour in Spanish. Best Regards Horacio and Claudia
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mr Vitullo, Spending time with you and your lovely wife was a real pleasure. I'm glad you've enjoyed it as much as I did. Thanks for confirming that my Spanish is fluent! �� I'm greatfull about the 5 stars! Wow! Thank you so much! All the best for your future discoveries! Chantal