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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 46 Reviews

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  • Location:Montreal, Canada
  • Duration:2.5 hours

Flavors of Old Montreal Walking Tour

Get taste for the incredible culinary scene of Old Montreal during this 2.5 hour walking tour, including stops at four locations. Sample a delicious array of snacks as you eat your way through a sampling of paté boutiques, classic French bakeries and cheese stores, enjoying macaroons, coffee, smoked meats and more as you go. This Montreal food tour is the perfect gateway into the city's rich French-inspired cuisine and eating culture. 


  • 2.5-hour food walking tour of Old Montreal
  • Learn about the city's rich heritage as you walk through the beautiful streets of Montreal's oldest district
  • Sample local delicacies at Old Montreal restaurants, patisseries and food boutiques
  • Taste delicious macaroons, smoked meats, patés and more!
  • Knowledgeable local guide

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Flavors of Old Montreal Walking Tour

Old Montreal

Taste the delicious diversity of Montreal during this 2.5-hour walking tour of the city's thriving culinary scene and the many food-focused retailers in Old Montreal. Whether you're a hardcore foodie or simply looking for a new lens through which to explore this unique Quebec city, this tour is a great option.

Start your visit at the Notre-Dame Basilica at 9:30am, where you'll meet your expert local guide. The charming cobblestone streets of Old Montreal will be your setting for the next 2.5 hours, as you wander past the area's many colonial façades and learn about its rich French heritage. This historic district also happens to be the home of some of the city's most delicious boutique food sellers and patisseries, many of which occupy former showrooms and factories dating from the 19th century.

Absorb some history about the area from your guide as you walk. Hear about the longstanding French influence on Montreal's culinary scene, and discover how the World Expo of 1967 played a key role in expanding the palates (and appetites) of Montreal residents. Along the way you'll also sample a variety of tasty foodstuffs, including smoked meat, macaroons, pâtés, pastry with coffee and much more. It's the perfect way to satisfy your hunger for knowledge during your visit to Montreal.

Customer Reviews

Marian M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It was a really nice experience, the places that we visited were beautiful, very clean and the people were very nice with the customers. Our tour girl was amazing, she is young and knows a lot about Canadian history and food. I enjoyed the tour, it was a great b-day gift!

Jennifer E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a great way to start a Saturday! The group met on the steps of the Notre Dame Basilica on time. Our tour guide Ronald was informative, funny, and professional. I appreciated the historical comparisons over time and between countries. We made several stops in front of old buildings and important places for Montreal's past. We had a pate tasting at the first stop, pastel-de-nata custard pastry at the second, macaron at a bakery/pastry shop, pastrami/smoked meat at the next, and maple syrup and chocolate at the last place. All were small tastings, not meals, but were rich and flavorful, so I did not feel like I was missing out on anything. The weather was quite cold, so if you go during the winter months, dress accordingly. There's not a lot of time to take pictures I suggest taking a few here and there and then just enjoy the tour in real time. One suggestion would be to bring your own coffee, tea, or some other drink along the way. Water was provided at two stops.

Elizabeth P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Wonderful tour. Very informative guide who interwove food facts with a history of Montreal.
Would highly recommend.

Suzanne L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour was very informative and definitely exceeded my expectations. It was a great way to start the day in Montreal and expose me to some shops and parts of the Old Town that I had not been to before. I would highly recommend it to other visitors to the city.

John W R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This is the very best experience we had during a delightful visit to Montreal. Our guide was Stacy. She was friendly, informative and fun. She mingled interesting history with food sampling during our walk. She kept the group going yet always found time to answer individual questions. She made sure our group knew how to return to any one of our food stops if we wanted to return on our own. We have traveled to quite a number of cities and countries and I believe she is either one of the best or the very best tour guide we have experienced. It is apparent she loves people and enjoys her job. Viator...she's a keeper and please always keep this tour available to visitors. If we get back to Montreal, we will do it again.

Judith M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our guide Pam was great. Very knowledgeable and funny as well. The places we ate at were all great as well - and we went back to several of them later on our own.

Ava H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015



5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour guide was very informative and engaging. The pace was just right.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a great tour and our guide was extremely knowledgeable about food and it's history and this made it all the better. I would highly recommend the tour.

Christine Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very knowledgeable guide that had many interesting anecdotal as well as historical facts. The tour was done at the right pace and the stops for tastings were very enjoyable. Gave us a good sense of the history of Old Montreal.

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