Montreal One Day Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private

Montréal, Canada
Private and Personalized Experience See Madrid with a Local

From $161.14

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Join a local guide for a full day of exploring Montreal, following an itinerary customized to you. You’ll be matched with a Montreal local who shares your interests, whether you’re focused on Quebecois flavors, historical sites, architecture, or culture. Then, set out on foot—or you can choose to use public transit and taxis—to see the city’s most fascinating neighborhoods.
  • Meet a local to explore the city on your terms
  • See only the places that interest you
  • Get tips on where to eat, drink, and visit
  • Great way to get beyond touristy sites

What's Included

  • A private and personalized experience
  • 8 hours with your host
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Monument to Paul de Chomedey, Sieur de Maisonneuve
    512 Pl. d'Armes, Montréal, QC H2Y 2W2, Canada

    Upon booking a different meeting point can be arranged (e.g. your hotel/accommodation), however this MUST be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Once you have booked your experience, we will be in touch in order to finalise the meeting point details with you. We can arrange pick up from hotels and other locations in the centre of the city. Your meeting point must be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance. This is a walking experience. If you require a private vehicle please get in touch with our team for details and costs.

What To Expect

Belvedere Camillien-Houde (Pass By)

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (Pass By)

Jean-Talon Market (Pass By)

Little Italy (Pass By)

Mile-End (Pass By)

Le Plateau Mont-Royal (Pass By)

Old Montreal (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality and interests so we can assign a like-minded local who can create a bespoke experience for you.
  • Your Local Host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary and agree a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
  • Your Local Host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary.
  • Although you will see the main attractions in the area, your Local Host will also help you to discover the places, things and stories that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make the city unique.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.


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A very personalized experience with a knowledgeable guide
Adrienne_M, Sep 2022
My husband and I had an awesome full day experience with May. She was very knowledgeable and personable. Our tour was totally customized to meet our interests and adding and excluding based on our requests. We walked, talked, ate, learned the history of the city, the buildings, shopped, rested, and walked some more. We were thrilled with the 18,000 steps journey through the old town, waterfront, underground, China town, university area and locals shopping district.
City Unscripted should be removed from Viator and give us our money back
Richard_H, Sep 2022
It sucked so bad we left it after 2 hours and asked for our money back. First they sent a profile sheet of what we wanted to see, We said history, architecture the origins of the city through modern times. They sent a note introducing us to a guide then a day later a new guide with a great profile, native Montreal with great reviews. He doesn't show and after waiting, calling get a women from who did not read our interests, askes us what we want we tell her. Didn't tell us anything about the history, founding, roots, shipping trading etc. She takes us on the Metro, going to see some shrine, gets the transfer wrong we have to turn around, shows us some movie forum. Walks us through a crap neighborhood up by McGill University. Know nothing about McGIll - history, who founded etc. Walks us to the Museum of Modern are - -how is that a historic tour. I don't want to go in and she accuses us of changing our minds. Walks us in a big circle we ask how old some buildings are she says very old. Ask her about a monument we saw righ outside the metro, doesn't know what it is. Ask her about the "shrine" - all I can get is it's an old Roman Catholic Church nothing about why it's historic. Montreal only has 50+ churches you'd think there would be a reason. After 2 hours of learning nothing seeing nothing. She told me I must be exhausted from walking, I walk over 5 miles a day, not even tired. I told her I was exhausted from her total lack of Knowledge about anything in Montreal, called an Uber and bailed. Only regret is I didn't do that soone - after the complete screw up on the Metro it was obvious she did not know the city well at all. We caught a 1/5 hour $25 walking tour of the old city and learned more in 10 minutes than 2 hours with this tour. They should be removed from Viator. We have used Viator dozens of times, not all great but at least competent. This place should have just cancelled us and said sorry so we could have done something more with our time. By far the worst tour I ever experienced, if you can even call it that.

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