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Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours

Montreal, Canada
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About Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours
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 walk away with a day in the life of a local experience. Three years later we decided to take matters into our own hands and the company was born. It’s simple; we take our guests away from the mains, our tours are non-touristy. We want to showcase unknown parts while promoting local, young and women entrepreneurs on our walking food tours and your local guide’s favorite parts of town on our bike tours. Unlike other companies, we guarantee intimate groups of 10 or less. We hire only local and licensed fun guides. You aren’t sheep we herd around town, you’re our guests and we keep it human scale, authentic and real.
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Beyond the Market Food Tour in Montreal

Taste your way through Jean-Talon Market and Little Italy on a Montreal food tour that delves deep into the local food scene. You visit several eateries for a fresh, insider look at the Montreal food scene, tasting flavors ranging from Salvadorean to farm-to-table cuisine and learning about Montreal’s vibrant communities along the way.
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3 hours
from $78.85

Beyond the Basilica a Walking Tour in Montreal

Walk through Old Montreal, Chinatown, and the Plateau on a guided walking tour that explores Montreal neighborhoods from historic to hip, with a group that’s limited to 10 people for a more personal experience. Seeing the city on foot is a great way to learn what’s fun to see, do, and taste in Montreal, and the walking tour includes a Chinatown snack and locally roasted coffee.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $57.78
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Relax608898 wrote a review Nov 2021
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We had an awesome two hours looking at downtown Montreal murals with Danny. It really was informative and explained some of the nuances when it comes to murals vs graffiti vs tagging. So many artists bursting with talent showcased at the Mural Festival in Montreal. And so many alleyways and corners with artistic sptreasures that take on a life of their own. Thanks Danny! For sure we’re coming back for the bike tour in summer!
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Response from spadep, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours
Responded 2 weeks ago
Always so nice to read these. It was our pleasure, we look forward to hosting you again :)
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FeistyFijian wrote a review Nov 2021
Richmond, Canada29 contributions25 helpful votes
Melanie was AMAZING! She was thoughtful and knowledgeable on her subject matter. She took her time and explained details very well. Her tour is well worth the money.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Response from spadep, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours
Responded 2 weeks ago
Heya! Mel is a gem, thanks for sharing and coming along. Hope we can host you on a bike or walking food tour next time. Cheers
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louisetta wrote a review Nov 2021
Boston, Massachusetts12 contributions2 helpful votes
The street art tour was great. Our guide, Marie, was knowledgeable and fun. We saw a range of murals on and off the main street and learned a lot about the artists and the etiquette of legal and illegal street art and tagging. It gave us a new appreciation for the city and more to look for as we walked around on our own. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Response from spadep, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi there! Thanks for taking time to share. The mural tour is a great way to learn about the importance of the arts scene on the streets of our city and the subculture of street art and graffiti. Happy to hear you friends had a good time. Hope we can host you on another one soon. Cheers
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lynnshayes wrote a review Nov 2021
San Marino, California5 contributions6 helpful votes
We did a private tour of both street art and the Jean Talon market. It was EXCELLENT! Could not recommend any more highly. Our tour guide Daniel was so knowledgeable and thoughtful. Great job!
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Response from spadep, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours
Responded 3 weeks ago
Heya, Thanks for joining us and I was happy this worked out. Daniel had a great time with you. Hope you can join us on one of our regular routes next time. Cheers
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Canadatom1 wrote a review Oct 2021
Ottawa, Canada362 contributions204 helpful votes
We had a very enjoyable afternoon tour. Our guide was knowledgeable, very personable & showed us an array of street art. Would highly recommend.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from spadep, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours
Responded Oct 28, 2021
Thanks for sharing. Glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope we can host you on a food or bike tour in the future! Cheers
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