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Old Montreal 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
    $300 USD per trip
  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Avg Distance

    3 km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Every day ( Customized)

  • Starting Location

    Place d'Armes/Hotel in Old Montreal/

  • Price Includes

    Guides service, banking and administration fees. 1 to 15 guests. For every 15 people one guide is required.

  • Notes

    Price for 1 to 15 people. Every 15 people require one guide, I can book an additional guide if required. Entrance to the Notre Dame Basilica is 10.00$ pp if you would like it included.


  • Place d'arme Square with all of Montreal's different architecture for the oldest to the most modern .
  • Rue St Paul, the cobbled stones street and main street with shops, bakeries, galleries, restaurants and bars.
  • Château Ramsey and it's garden. Historical governors house with the original garden from the 1700s
  • Marché Bonsecour, Montreal 2nd indoor public market. Today known for artists works
  • Chapelle Bonsecour, Montreal's oldest chapel dating back from the 1650s


Trip Info

No tour to Montreal would be complete without a walking tour of Old Montreal where the city gets its roots from. Old Montreal is Montrealers most beloved neighbourhood. We love to stroll at any time of the years, each time we discover something new.

Tour includes: An introduction to being Montreal, history, architecture, lifestyle, design, art, fashion all within the historical area. Filled with history, architecture, anecdotes and stories about Montreal’s past and present. We will criss cross the historical neighbourhood, with several stops to gaze, discovery. Old Montreal has been used and continues to be used in movie scenes including Catch me if you can, X Men, Quantico, the Day After Tommorrow, the Score and more. A living neighbourhood filled with local shops, bakeries, cheese shops, outdoor terraces. An enchanting walk awaits you with me to discover some of Old Montreal’s hidden gems.

The best way to discover Old Montreal is on foot. Frequent stops are included to sit and listen. The tour is done at a leisurely pace. It is a great way to introduce yourself to old Montreal and Montreal. I introduce Montreal’s eclectic architecture in an easy and fun way.

The tour is also a great combination with a half-day or full-day neighbourhood discovery and food tour.
Having a business meeting, conference or incentive programme? Everybody in meetings all day and you want to give them an activity that is affordable, enjoyable after a long day in meetings before dinner on your first evening?
Please contact me for more information on my event planners walking tour for business meetings.

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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