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Driving Customised Food Tour

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Ruby Roy Montreal Guide Expert

  • Locations

    Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  • Price
    $650 USD per trip
  • Duration

    6.5

  • Avg Distance

    30km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    10:00 Every day

  • Starting Location

    downtown or old Montreal hotel

  • Price Includes

    Licensed Culinary Guide Expert, driving while guiding, modern new vehicle rental with air conditioning, parking, taxes, insurance, refuelling, pick up and return of vehicle

  • Notes

    Additional Cost $40.00 per persons covers cost of all the tastings, taxes, service throught the day and entrance to the Notre Dame Basilica.

Highlights

  • The Jean Talon Market: The largest year round open air market in North America not like any market. 90% of products travel less then one hour.
  • The Mile End Neighbourhood to try several local products including Montreal's unique bagels coming straight out of the oven
  • Old Montreal: The historical neighbourhood of Montreal, home to Canada's oldest buidling and the famous Notre Dame Basilica
  • The Plateau Mont Royal known for a nearly 100 year old deli and wall murals
  • Quartiers des Spectacles and Downtown home to some of Montreal's Food Halls, Art, festivals and underground city

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Trip Info

My Driving Montreal Culinary Food Lovers Tour is designed for travellers who would like to discover Montreal’s culinary life, cultural, local living, neighbourhoods , markets icon and small local food stops. This tour can also be customised further. I specialise in chocolate, ice cream, pastry, bakery, coffee tours and more.This tour will include several local Montreal neighbourhoods including the Mile End and the Plateau which have become overly marketed. Less known authentic neighbourhoods and markets will be included with specialities and tastings from the iconic to the less well known, including fresh local products which will change from season to season. A stop will include one of the markets in my neighbourhood, where I grew up. The market has been around since 1933, with the majority of products travelling less then one hour.
The tour will also include Old Montreal, the view point on Mont Royal and is the most complete tour for food lovers who love to learn about culture.
The tour is for one to five people. I will be d riving and guiding a modern, new rental vehicle with air conditioning. For comfort and to ensure that all travellers have a window and not sitting in a middle seat it is better not to have 6 in a vehicle.
For groups of 6 to 20 a sprinter or mini couch can be booked at extra fees

If you have any allergies, restrictions please let me know in advance so that I may have alternatives.
A light breakfast is strongly suggested as there are many tastings throughout the tour which are filling. In my experience, nobody ever has room for lunch and we finish the tour early enough for guests to rest, take a walk before dinner.
Note: This tour requires advance reservations, as a vehicle must be booked

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Ruby Roy Montreal Guide Expert

A self-employed freelance licensed Montreal local guide since 1992. I am passionate about what I do and love what I do. I am a native English speaker who speaks several other languages. I offer unique local experiences and private customized tours to solo travellers, couples, groups. My expertise is with corporate, business and conventions, luxury travellers, public figures YPO, diplomatic and delegations. With a background in event planning, travel directing and working with DMCs, I can provide experiences for planners who would like to give delegates a local experience during meetings when there is often little time after the meeting. Having worked in media relations since 1994, I also offer media, travel film crews with the services of a fixer, including creating content for hosts, sometimes working with hosts on camera. I offer private tours to leisure travellers, shore excursions for cruise ship passengers. Over my career, I was the guide who created the first food tours, Jewish, Italian, Greek, Scottish, Irish, Black Heritage Tours. I created 15 neighbourhood, art, fashion tours which I continue to offer. My specialties: Leonard Cohen Tours, local culinary foodie tours, art tours, architecture, design history, fashion and neighbourhood discoveries. I over walking tours, walking tours using public transportation,step-on guide services on motorcoaches, sprinters, mini-coaches. Private tours with a driver in a sedan, limousine or SUV. I also drive and guide in Montreal only in a car, SUV or minivan for up to 5 passengers. For walking tours: 1 guide for every 15 visitors. * For groups that are larger please let me know I can include quotes with other guides Driving tours: 1 guide for every moving vehicle * I can put you in contact with companies so that you can book your transportation separately. I am also a public speaker and am hired by event planners to speak at events, including spouse & accompanying persons programmes. Planners, DMCS and Conferences organisers also hire my services for registration, private concierge, logistics, travel directing both at home and abroad. I accompany both corporate, incentive and leisurely groups on travel around the world. I also organise my own specialised food, art and dance trips to southern Europe, the middle east, India and Asia. My background includes working as a conicerge and front office at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, the airport, transporation company Areocar- Murray Hill in operations, mareketing and the sightseeing division, the Montreal Convention Centre, Incentive Houses, Planners in Canada, the USA, UK, Europe, the Middle East and Egypt, all of the DMC in Montreal. From 1992 to 2017 for Tourism Montreal as Media Relations Manager, working with the Sales team, convention, communication departements. With Tourism Quebec and the Canadian Tourism Commission on contract for projects. Including on FAM trips, site inspections, RFP and bidding, representing sales and media team at trade events around the world and in Canada including MPI, PCMA, Travel Writers Societies and other media events. I am president emeritius of the World Federation of Tourist Guides Associations and our local organisation in Montreal. I volunteering ffor both organisation for over 27 years. I organised all of the international conventions from 1997 to 2007 and 2017. Created the orginal website, content, documented archives, created their marketing planning, media engagements, created the bidding documents, convention plans, contributing to development of training division, policy and procedures took care of international relations, managed a number of portfolios and more. I was also the person who introduced a convention run with no wastage, sustainable, environmentally friendly and documented it. I was the WFTGA youngest board member and president of the international organisation, the only Canadian, the only visual minority, speaking eight languages and had the pleasure of serving with an exeptional board members from several countries from 1997 to 2007. I returned on the board from 2015 to 2019 and both trained, co ordinated, helped organise voluntarily the 2017 convention in Iran and trained and coached the bidding countries. I created the orginally Cultural Awareness Workshop for the industy given on several occassions which were very popular. Workshops on Career Development, How to work with media, Working with Business Travellers and Diplomatic Delegations and more. I have travelled to over 125 countries and lived in many learning languages, culture, food, art, music as well as volunteering. I am a photographer, a dance instructor, a singer, I love art, food and am a firm believer in tolerance, patience and kindness to all.

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