10 charming guided tours (perfect for the whole team)

published on 04 21 2016
Montréal Partners

Whether you’re looking for a dynamic team-building experience or simply a no-fuss leisure activity for your group, these reputable Montréal tour companies provide access to the most fascinating (and delicious) corners of the city. 

Spade & Palacio Tours

The big selling point: Non-touristy tours!

Spade & Palacio is a collaboration of two born-and-raised, young Montrealers who are passionate about the city and love to show it. Gourmet walking tours and bike tours bring participants off the beaten track and promote local businesses. Perfect for millennials, foodies and/or the hip-at-heart. spadeandpalacio.com

Dyad

The big selling point: Electric scooter tours!

Take a tour of Montréal’s most vibrant neighborhoods (including food tastings) on a 100% electric e-scooter. Included: two wheels, a fully loaded battery, a helmet and a genuinely cool guide! What more could you want? dyadcycles.com

Fitz & Follwell

The big selling point: Flavours of “The Main” tour!

This handsome little shop along Avenue Mont Royal offers a selection of classy bicycles to buy or rent. Tackle a tour of Boulevard Sainte Laurent (aka “The Main”) to learn about how immigration patterns have shaped Montréal. You’ll see Chinatown, the former Red Light district, the former Jewish district, Little Portugal and more! fitzandfollwell.co

Guidatour

The big selling point: Titillating ghost tour!

With more than 30 years of experience, Guidatour is one of the longest-running operators in the city. They can tailor an experience specifically for your team — or opt for the spooktacular “Traditional Ghost Walk.” Scavenger hunts also available! guidatour.qc.ca/en

Local Montreal Food Tours

The big selling point: Montréal artisanal beer tasting!

Perfect for foodies and wine aficionados, these food-centred walking tours also offer historical and cultural aspects. The beer tour features certified guides walk visitors through the local how-to’s of beer tasting and food pairings. Deliciousness guaranteed! localmontrealtours.com & montrealcraftbeertours.com

Montréal On Wheels

The big selling point: Architectural tour!

With the “Vista-Architecture Tour,” participants cycle across bridges (over the Saint Lawrence River), weave through the historic grounds of World Expo ’67 and also cruise on Montréal’s notorious F1 racetrack. A “must” for design buffs! caroulemontreal.com/en

Party Bike Montreal

The big selling point: Hilarious group action!

The only 16-seat bike in Montréal, Party Bike offers various fun and entertaining excursions of two or three hours interspersed with stops at bars and local restaurants. velofestifmtl.com

‘Round Table Tours

The big selling point: Street food specialists!

Various gastronomic tours to specialty grocers, food production sites, food trucks and exclusive restaurants. Participants get to taste refined products and even meet with chefs. Bonus: plenty of experience in building customized corporate experiences! roundtablefoodtours.com

VDM Global DMC

The big selling point: Corporate turnkey services!

A dynamic team that will design and produce custom-made projects, such as tours, meeting planning and incentive events. Essentially, VDM will adjust to your specific needs. vdmglobal.com/en

Excursions Montreal private tours by André Saint-Amant

The big selling point: Private tours!

Well-travelled and articulate, André Saint-Amant is a local guide with a vast knowledge of history and where to find Instagram-worthy photo ops. excursionsmontreal.com