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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 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 $55.89

Montreal Mural Tour

Spend a Saturday or Sunday exploring the murals along Montreal’s Saint-Laurent Boulevard on this walking art tour. Montreal has become a world leader in public art ever since it hosted the first MURAL Festival. Follow a guide on this small-group tour, and learn about the history of the Main, and enjoy a local food tasting along the way.
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2 hours
from $37.60

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 $76.27

Beyond the Bike Lanes Bike Tour

Discover Montreal’s local side, and visit many of the city’s most characterful neighborhoods, in the space of just half a day: this small-group bike tour provides a fun and accessible way to discover the city. Meet your guide in the morning, grab your hot-pink bike, and set off. Visit the city’s Gay Village, tour hip Mile End, stop for a picnic lunch in Borough Park, and learn inside stories about the city’s residents and history as you go.
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4 hours
from $68.85
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Margarita K wrote a review Jul 2020
Montreal, Canada7 contributions4 helpful votes
I really liked this tour very much. I received a lot of information. Highly recommended for everyone!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from spadep, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours
Responded 1 week ago
Heya! Thanks for joining our small group that day, it was a pleasure to host you :)
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Ksenia N wrote a review Jul 2020
Calgary4 contributions
Our guide was excellent! Such a pleasant guy. The tour was very informative, great to find out the eclectic nature of Mtl street art.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from spadep, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours
Responded 1 week ago
Hi there! Such a pleasure to hang out with you guys that afternoon, thanks for the kind words :)
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Tracy Edwards wrote a review Jul 2020
2 contributions
Fantastic tour of Montreal murals. Our guide, Danny was very friendly and had lots of local knowledge and insight into the art seen.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from spadep, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours
Responded 1 week ago
HI! Your group was a pleasure to hang with. Thanks for sharing it means a lot :)
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KTW wrote a review Apr 2020
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I went right before the quarantine crisis started to be taken very seriously, and this was the one absolute thing I wanted to do while I was in the Montreal... and it was so worth it. Seeing such spectacular art that combines classical with the 21st century makes me happy to
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from DannyMTL, Owner at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hiya! Thanks for joining us that day. We've just started back with the mural and street art tours, the first since that last experience with your group in March. It was a pleasure to host you all. Hope we can catch you sooner than later :)
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robincW562ZU wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions4 helpful votes
Danny was interesting, entertaining and very knowledgeable! He was extremely responsive, flexible and gave us great insight into where to dine, shop for locally made items and buy street art! I highly recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from DannyMTL, Manager at Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours
Responded Mar 18, 2020
Hi! It was such a pleasure to host you both that afternoon. Happy to hear the list of recommendations and personal add ons came in handy. Hope you can make it back for another outing sooner than later. Cheers
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