Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours

Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours

Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours
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City ToursBike ToursWalking ToursSightseeing ToursFood Tours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Sheila R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
As an ex-Montrealer, I have appreciated Montreal wall art for many years, but was unaware of the relatively new annual festival that takes place in the Plateau Mont Royal each June. We had a fascinating in-depth tour of 25 of the over 120 works of wall art. Our guide, Daniel, was knowledgeable about the art, the techniques, the artists and the history and politics of the area. It seemed as though there was art on every other building and down every alleyway. A thoroughly enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours. We've recommended the tour to all our friends who visit Montreal.
Written January 4, 2020
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The recommendation means a lot being the small company we are, merci!!!
Written January 6, 2020
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smirrah
Chicago, IL4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
We did the Beyond the Bike Lanes tour bake in May and had a great time. Anne Marie was an awesome host. We bike around lots of neighborhoods, saw great murals and other types of street art, had a fun picnic lunch in a park, with tasty local food / drinks. Highly recommended!
Written January 4, 2020
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Can't wait to start running these again when May comes around, my favourite route. Thanks for the review :)
Written January 6, 2020
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Max C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I did a cycling tour with Anna which was excellent. The small group size means the tour guide is able to spend their time actually showing you the city rather than corralling a large group which can happen on larger tours. The tour took me to places I never would have found and gave me a great grounding for enjoying my next few days in the city. Nice lunch included too which was able to cater for me being gluten free. Highly recommended.
Written October 1, 2023
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Tiffany L
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Tour with Rodrigo - Beyond the Market - was phenomenal! Rodrigo is interesting, hilarious, kind, and a wealth of knowledge. The food was delicious and having Rodrigo as our guide made us feel like we experienced Montreal with an old friend who is a local and loves sharing his favorite secret spots.

The paper "restaurant cheat sheet" at the end is perfect for continuing your food exploits in the city.. Heartily recommend!!
Written October 9, 2022
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Tjm
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
This was a fun interesting tour of the street art/ murals / graffiti. Out tour guide Mel was great! She offered a good perspective and history of the mural art in Montréal. Highly recommend this activity when visiting Montréal.
Written June 3, 2023
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Brian P
Vancouver, Canada172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Had an incredible walking tour with Gabriella exploring the Montreal street art along St. Laurent in Montreal. This is a very cool in depth and informative discovery of Montreal Graffiti art and offered a deeper understanding of the street art culture and the Montreal mural festival. We are now planning to come back for the festival in June. Thanks Gabriella
Written November 11, 2023
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jrwh90
Atlanta, GA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Melanie was an amazing tour guide on our first trip to Montreal. She really took time out to explain each stop in detail and to answer questions. I highly recommend her for anyone taking this tour. It’s well worth the money !
Written October 12, 2023
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bklynmeghan
Brooklyn, NY14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
Amelie was a friendly and informative guide and knew a lot about each neighborhood we visited. The food was amazing- I really liked how this tour goes beyond the touristy spots and dishes. I was especially interested in learning about the different immigrant communities in Montreal. I would definitely book another tour with Spade and Palacio. I also tried out one of their restaurant recommendations for dinner and it was awesome.
Written August 26, 2022
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Kevin D
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Jeff was excellent! Knowledgeable, kind, and truly a lover of Montréal, he took us around at just the right pace & shared the kinds of information only a long-time resident could. Loved the parks, murals & all the recommendations. Additionally, he seemed an all-around genuinely conscientious human. Support at start & finish from team was also top quality. Great guide, experience & tour!

This was the Original Montréal Non-Touristy Pink Bike Tour
Written August 1, 2023
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Ian K
Wollongong, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Excellent tour guide (Pascoal). Saw ally of Montreal and many tips for where to eat and fun activities. Great way to start your trip to Montreal. Not overly strenuous so suitable for most people.
Written October 15, 2023
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