Marie is an exceptional tour guide who is very enthusiastic about sharing her love of Montreal and its history. The pace of her tour was just right and we especially enjoyed the many little stories she shared about historical characters or notable moments in history. Highly recommend a guided tour with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Claire for your kinds words. I have been happy to share my love & stories with you and your family of 7! I would enjoy welcoming you back in summer or please come back for our delicious sugar season ;). Edmonton and Montreal are in the same country after all! :D
Akos ErdosUnited States
Simple the best! Well informed, perfectly guided me in Montreal. Thank you for the tour. I have today a nice picture about the city. Story's and infos in a mixture. Beautiful person, when I coming back, I hope, we can continue the rich and colorful tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this wonderful review Akos. I'm glad to have brought interesting and fun stories to complete your picture of the city! You and your family are more than welcome to come back! Boston is not far from Montreal ;)
Rosemary CarmonaUnited States
If I could give Marie 10 stars, I would. Absolutely wonderful tour with a delightful, energetic, passionate guide. The tour is nicely paced and so informative. Marie is a wonderful representative of Montreal!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'd like to tell you 10 times Thank you :). I had an amazing time with you and your husband. You're more than welcome back to my city!
Nora NewsockUnited States
Marie was such a warm and friendly tour guide. She shared so many wonderful facts and interesting tidbits about Montreal!! She was so knowledgeable about Montreal and planned a wonderful walking tour for 4 of us! She also gave us dining and shopping ideas for the rest of our trip!! We would highly recommend her!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nora! I have spent a lovely time with you 4. I've enjoyed also very much sharing those 3 hours with you. I am glad you liked my little stories and tips :). Wishing you the best!
Jerome TiftUnited States
Marie was delightful and a knowledgeable and interesting tour guide. We had an ugly rainy morning, not very suitable for a walking tour, but she made it quite enjoyable. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jerry, Carol, Ann & Brad! You've been also delightful guests, It has been a pleasure making sure you are enjoying Montreal even within a "fall rainy" day!
Neil LeikachUnited States
We had a great 4 mile walk over the 3 hour walking tour of Montreal. From the mountain to the port, Marie showed us snippets of her city. Very enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It's been a pleasure to share this walk with you and Dixie :)
Charmaine SesinUnited States
We were warmly welcomed by her in the lobby of our hotel! She was so enthusiastic and friendly. She gave us a comprehensive & relaxing tour of Old Montreal. We appreciated her passion & desire to impart her knowledge about the city she has come to love (without feeling rushed). Marie has such a warm personality and highly motivated guide. We truly enjoyed the walking tour. This place is special & we cannot wait to return with our children.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Charmaine & Carlos for your sweet words. Indeed, I have spent a lovely time with you sharing my stories and tips about Montreal! I am so happy you've enjoyed the rest of your stay in Montreal and will happily welcome back the whole family!
Thalia Martinez Sierra PenicheMexico
Marie is a delightful human being and a terrific tour guide: knowledgable, patient and accomotating. She made sure that we-3 generations touring together- enjoyed the morning in Montreal. The weather was crappy ( rain and wind), nevertheless Marie's "joie de vivre et de guider" made all shinny and warm. We learned a lot during this short tour about Montreal, and I bet it was just scrap's of all the info Marie has. As a guide myself, I fully recommend touring with her. " A++"!! Best of success!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Thalia for your kind words. I take all the compliments with a great smile, especially coming for a fellow tour guide! I hope we'll have another opportunity to discover Montreal together on a sunnier day ;). Wishing you the best to you and your lovely family.
Marjorie BetoUnited States
My Marie...We had such fun on our tour. We started out on "The Mountain" and worked our way in and out, underground and around the city even in the pouring rain. It was such a nice way to see Montreal. Our tour just confirms why we love tours by locals as our choice when we travel. Thank you for such a personal view of your wonderful city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Marjorie. Like you said, even with the pouring rain, it has been awesome and fun to share with you my love of Montreal :D. I am glad you've been enjoying my foodie recommendations!
Sidney FrankUnited States
Marie exceeds any expectation I had for an introductory tour of Montreal. She provided brilliant commentary. Her itinerary was well thought out and very well executed. Her energy, love of Montreal are infectious. Have used ToursByLocals all over the world ,she ranks among the best. If you wants a ground level view of Montreal and enjoy a walking experience you will not be disappointed
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sidney for your lovely testimonial. Your group of 4 were amazing guests, all the pleasure was mine!
Ashley Lehman-ObialUnited States
My husband and I scheduled a walking tour of Old Montreal with Marie. She was the perfect guide for us. She is enthusiastic, knows the history and has some very interesting stories about the people who founded the city. My husband and I like to go at our own pace, poke our head into little shops and things during our tours and Marie had no problem accommodating our wishes. She is flexible, friendly, knowledgeable and fun to be around. We will definitely schedule another tour with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Ashley for your lovely review. I also enjoyed so much spending this precious time with you and your husband, sharing with my little secrets about the Old Montreal ;)
Marie was great, good knowledge, interesting facts and a personal touch made our introduction to Montreal a very pleasant and educational experience. Ann Marie and Tony Whiting, Albury, Australia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tony! It has been an honour to introduce you and Ann Marie to my favourite "european-north american city!". Long live our shared-queen ;)
Sean AtkinsUnited States
Marie is amazing. She's fun, insightful, creative and has amazing patience. She took me and my four young kids around today on a tour by foot and by bike. We saw every part of of Montreal as well as a bunch of fun insider stuff you just won't see on any old tour. Anyone who can handle an army of kids who ask when do they eat and "are we their yet" about a billion times while keeping everyone's attention, deserves the highest praise. All the kids have spent the rest of the day raving about Marie!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Sean for this adorable review. I also had an amazing full-day walking and biking with your "army" of kiddos. They were fun intelligent little monkeys ;).
Michael PrustUnited States
Marie C. was a terrific guide. I had been in the area for a few days before the tour and enjoyed it very much. But once we started the tour, she made the area 'Come to Life!'. She is enthusiastic without going overboard, knows the area and its history very well and had stories about what led to specific events that formed the basis for how things are today. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and strongly recommend her! tre Mike P.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mike for your lovely feedback. It has been fun to give life to my lovely city for you :)
Rajeev S.United Kingdom
We really enjoyed the tour. I was really impressed with the little touches to cater for my two young girls such as including the changing seasons light show. Marie had contacted me earlier to find out their interests and this shows the dilapidated fence and care she brought. She engaged both my girls to the extent that they forgot they had to walk.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this delightful review. I am always happy to welcome such nice families making sure kids are having as much fun that the adults :)
Denise DoyleUnited States
We were lucky enough to enjoy Marie's knowledge of Montreal 2 days in a row. She is an amazing tour guide and we absolutely loved our time with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Denise. I felt lucky to have two tours two days in a row with such amazing curious guests!
Denise DoyleUnited States
Marie is an amazing tour guide. Her love of Montreal shows through at every location in the city. My daughter and I enjoyed every minute!!!
We loved our tour of old Montreal with Marie. We have 3 children (6-13) and she managed to keep us all interested and entertained dispite the heat!! Thank you Marie! :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maggie for your kind words. Your girls were adorable :). I hope you've enjoyed the rest of your holiday and I wish you a safe flight back to Australia!
Eileen AnnechinoUnited States
What a wonderful experience, our guide Marie C. was welcoming and knowledgeable in sharing history and her love for Montreal was infectious. We had a wonderful time, learned much about your lovely city and her enthusiasm carried us through the rest of our trip. Marie's introduction allowed us to see the city on our own taking in Montreal art, history and food. We will be back.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this amazing review. I enjoyed so much sharing my stories with you four ladies on past Saturday. I am so glad that you've spent a great time in Montreal following my pieces of advice. I would happily welcome you back!
Susan WolfeltUnited States
We loved our walking tour with Marie. She is energetic and enthusiastic about Montreal. She gave us a great historical overview of the city and shared many fun and interesting stories about Montreal. We had a very enjoyable morning with Marie. She also gave us some great suggestions for other things to see in the city during our free time. It was a wonderful tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Susan for this review. I had a lovely time with you and your husband! I hope that you also enjoyed your trip to Quebec city. Wishing you the best (and a lovely wedding this summer for your son!)!
Cynthia VespiUnited States
Marie went above and beyond our expectations...from personally reaching out to us before/after the tour, to making the entire experience fun and knowledgeable. Her passion for Montreal is evident. She truly desires to make your tour memorable and meaningful-she accomplished that with all her inside stories and antidotes. Her kind spirit showed through the entire time...we learned a little bit about every section of the city. I would 100% recommend Marie if you are looking for a special time in Montreal
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Cynthia for your amazing and detailed review. You were truly amazing guests and I hope to see you again in Montreal :)
I RATE THIS FIVE STARS - Marie is energetic, thoughtful, informed, funny, and a real indication of the future of Montréal. I predict big things for both Marie and her adopted home. I'd book her again in a minute!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am really touched by your kind feedback! I wish you the best in Toronto, I hope you had a great workshop and come back for true vacation next time! :)
Becky PlimptonUnited States
Marie was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable, entertaining, and with just the right amount of enthusiasm. There were 2 adults and 2 teenagers on our tour of old Montreal, and she made all of it very interesting for all of us - picky teenagers included :) Her communication through email beforehand was great. She clearly loves her job and the city - Thank you, Marie!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Becky for this amazing review. It was a pleasure to introduce you and your lovely family to Montreal! :)