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Montreal Driving Tour with Ruby

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Ruby Roy Montreal Guide Expert

  • Locations

    Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  • Activities

    Private Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $460 USD per trip
  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Avg Distance

    25 km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Every day , 09:00,10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00,14:00

  • Starting Location

    Hotel downtown/Old Montreal/train/cruiseship

  • Price Includes

    My guiding and driving fees, rental of a modern air conditioned vehicl for 4 guests, insurance, taxes, parking, fuelling, pick up drop off within the city limits.

  • Notes

    Entrance to the Notre Dame Basilica is $10.00 pp, For more then 4 guests please contact me for a quote on larger vehicle or contact to a transportation company. Aiport drop and pick up can be arranged

Highlights

  • Historical Old Montreal, Place D'armes, St Paul Street, Chapelle Bonsecour, March. Bonsecour, Place Royale, the Old Port, City Hall and more
  • The Square Mile and Downtown: McGill University, Dorchester Square, Crescent Street, St Catherine Street, the Sunlife Building, Sherbrooke Street
  • Mont Royal Park, one of the largest parks in the city, Beaver Lake and the look out point
  • Plateau Mont Royal: A typical Montreal neighbourhood with the signature homes, neighbourhood living, and local street art
  • St Joseph's Oratory and Westmount. Time permitting we can also stop at one of the city,s market if guests have an interest

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Trip Info

HALF DAY INTRODUCTION TOUR OF MONTREAL WTH RUBY
An express driving tour that includes the must sees in Montreal.
I will be driving and guiding guests. The tour can be from 1 to 5 passengers and includes the vehicle in the cost. For larger groups please contact me for price.
This tour is customised private tour, in a vehicle aimed at traveller(s) who wants to gain a good understanding of the city in a short time while covering as much distance as possible. It will include highlights of Old Montreal, downtown, look out on Mont Royal park, the Golden Square Mile, the Quariters des Spectacles( known for art and entertainment), the Plateau Mont Royal. From Westmount to famous Montreal vernacular architecture. Guests will have an overview of Montreal. Highlights and local experience included.
Exact sequence, timing depends on your interests, time of day, traffic flow and schedule.
Should you wish to explore further on your own, suggestions will be provided once tour is booked. At the end of the tour suggestions will be made again.
A great tour for those disembarking from a cruise ship or boarding, event planners, those who are on site inspections, those with reduced mobility and those who want to get an over view of the city and then spend more time exploring on their own.
I will give you suggestions for further exploration, and things to do.
Peak periods where booking in advance is highly recommended as a vehicle will need to be reserved.

May 24th ( Victoria Day Weekend) July 1st ( Canada Day) July 4th, Sept 5th to October 31st, and Easter, December 23 to January 3rd

Let Ruby Roy Montreal Guide Expert help you plan your next memorable experience.

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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