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Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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“anne marie”(45 reviews)
“market tour”(38 reviews)
Spade & Palacio is a collaboration of two born and raised, young Montrealers who are passionate about our city and love to show it. We originally met during our guiding classes and bonded over a shared interest and intention of having our visitors...more
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Montreal, Quebec H2R 1S8, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

We loved this tour! It allowed us to meet and interact with small business owners in and around the Jean-Talon Market and we sampled lots of delicious food along the way. It was informative, relaxing (we never felt rushed) and impeccably organized. I highly recommend...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lynn_MTL
Reviewed 3 days ago

The small, non-touristy tour visits at least 6 of the local guides’ favorite eateries and watering holes, enough to satisfy any hunger and a really good wonder through the streets. Nobody was left out of the conversation and nobody went away hungry.

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Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Discover51552098128
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great informative tour of Montreal wall art. Our guy was knowledgeable and fun and gave of great tips about restaurants as well.

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Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Julie C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My partner went on this amazing tour earlier this month, and couldn’t recommend it more! Our tour guide was friendly, funny, & knowledgeable and the food sampling was great. This tour is a great way to get to know the Jean Talon market and its...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jessslipp
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful time with Danny as our guide. A true Montrealer with lots of experiences to share. Couldn't recommend this more.

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Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Global40610838155
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the street art tour one Sunday morning and wow what a great tour it was. Our guide was interesting, knowledgable and fun. The tour brings alive the streets we walked everyday giving meaning and history behind some of the amazing street art Montreal...More

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Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Touring near and around the Jean Talon market in Montreal was the perfect way to spend a summer day visiting the city

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Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michael W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the temperature was arctic, Lesley kept the tour warm and comfortable with her enthusiasm for Montreal, its people, and its traditions. I couldn’t have asked for a better tour, and I will be back again!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DavFalls
DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad to hear you enjoyed the route and hanging out with Lesley. Please check out some of our other routes by bike or foot on the next visit. Happy we could host you. Cheers

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I visit a city my favorite thing I am on the look out to do is to cruise around where the locals go: whether coffee shops, pubs, craft fares, music venues, side streets, restaurants. I do love history, art and culture, however I feel...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank StephenRMDunford
DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Heya! Thanks for sending through your feedback. This route is a great intro to Montreal, without being a history lesson we really aim at getting our guests to walk away with a day in the life of a local experience, with a friend who just...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018

The tour gave a different perspective of Montreal. The murals were interesting, and the civic commitment to public art was fascinating. We had a 6 person tour with visitors from many places and I think everyone enjoyed it. Very good and well prepared guide. He...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BEIreland
DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Hey there! Thanks for sharing. All of our routes include street art in some form or other since the scene in Montreal is so impressive. Happy to hear you enjoyed the tour and info on the city. We aim at showing off the city through...More

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feel, with leafy lawns and bicycle lanes seamlessly
incorporated into the landscape. With prominent Greek
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30 April 2018|
Response from DannyMTL | Property representative |
Definitely. Just mention it when booking!
Amy G
21 February 2018|
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Response from DannyMTL | Property representative |
Max 10 per group 😉
Amy G
21 February 2018|
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Response from Islandgal | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if it was the norm, but I took the Beyond the Basilica tour last October (over a holiday weekend) and there were six of us, plus our guide. Highly recommend.