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Old Montreal Evening Walking Tour with Ruby

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Ruby Roy Montreal Guide Expert

  • Locations

    Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  • Activities

    Sightseeing, Walking Tour

  • Price
    $275 USD per trip
  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    16:00, 17:00, 18:00 every day

  • Starting Location

    Place d'Armes/Hotel Old Montreal

  • Price Includes

    Professional Guide Service, banking and administration fees. The price is for one guide. 1 to 15 visitors are permitted. If the group is larger a 2nd guide can be booked through me at the same price

  • Notes

    Please take note that from May until early October the sun sets later. The tour is meant as an introduction and very popular with business travellers, conference planners but open to all travellers


  • Place d'Armes in Old Montreal with good examples of Montreal eclectic architecture including Montreal's jewel, the Notre Dame Basilica
  • St Paul Street The main street of the vibrant historical neighbourhood filled with local bakers, art galleries, restaurants, bars, designers and more
  • Auberge St Gabriel, Montreal first inn and first establishment to get a liquor license in North America.
  • Place Royal where Montreal's first market was located, now part of Canada's only archeological museums
  • Chapel Bonsecour, Montreal's oldest chapel with a reference to Leonard Cohen's song Suzanne


Trip Info

The tour is ideal just before or at dusk or when it gets dark.

A late afternoon arrival into Montreal? All-day in meetings and you want to do something different and fun. Are you boarding a cruise ship the next day? Forget to book a tour and really want to get to know Montreal. Do you want an introduction into Montreal before you go off to explore on your own? This is the perfect tour for you! A walking tour of Old Montreal, our historical neighborhood with a brief introduction to Montreal is a great way to get a feel for Montreal.

The evening lights showcase the architecture of Montreal. Take a leisurely stroll while I give you commentary, anecdotes and telling you about some of Old Montreal’s well-kept treasures and hidden gems. Once it gets dark, Old Montreal will come alive with the projections filled with stories. The tour has many stops to sit. We can finish at a local bar or restaurant. If you need assistance for the rest of your stay please let me know.┬áThis is a private customized, made to measure tour.

Note: Projections times change according to time of year

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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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