Tours

Tours

OUR TOURS

Explore the diverse culture, food, and stories of Montreal’s Jewish community on our acclaimed tours of our city’s historic Jewish neighbourhoods led by our friendly museum researchers.

  • Tickets for our food tour, Beyond the Bagel, must be booked 48 hours ahead of time.
  • For all other walking tours we recommend booking tickets at least 12 hours ahead of time in order to confirm with our guides. However, once a tour has other guests booked on it, additional tickets can be purchased online up to 1 hour before a tour start time.

TOUR PRICES

WALKING TOURS

$23 ADULT
$12 STUDENTS
$12 AGES 13–17
$7   AGES 8–12
AGES 0–7 ARE FREE

Walking tours are 1.5–2 hours
Prices do not incl. tax & are subject to FareHarbor fees

FOOD TOURS

$85 ADULT
$60 STUDENTS
$60 AGES 14–17
$39   AGES 6–13
AGES 0–5 ARE FREE

Food tours are 3.5–4 hours
Prices do not incl. tax & are subject to FareHarbor fees

Frequently Asked Questions

Which tour is the best?

That depends on what interests you! Each of our tours explores different time periods and themes. If you are interested in Montreal’s cultural, political and literary history, then In the Shadow of the Mountain or Rabbis, Writers and Radicals are great options! If you are looking for an introduction to Montreal’s Jewish History, Making their Mark is a great place to start. Our most popular tour with families is Beyond the Bagel, great for those with big appetites and a hunger for knowledge!

Can I still book a tour if it is past the tour cutoff time?

Cutoff times vary by season and situation. During the summer (May – Aug) we recommend purchasing tickets at least 12 hours ahead of time, however once a tour has other guests booked on it, tickets can be purchased online up to 1 hour before a tour start time. Please note that Beyond the Bagel food tour tickets must be purchased 48 hours in advance year-round. You cannot book a tour if the ticket sales cutoff time has passed.

Where do tours start and end?

  • Making their Mark and In the Shadow of the Mountain meet Outside of 3961 Boul. Saint-Laurent (intersection Napoleon).
  • Rabbis, Writers and Radicals meets outside of 4281 boul. St-Laurent (intersection Marie-Anne)
  • Beyond the Bagel meets outside of 5723 Park Ave (intersection Bernard)

Where can I park?

The Museum of Jewish Montreal does not offer onsite parking. Metered street parking is available, but limited. Please allow plenty of additional time to find parking if you require it. You can download the P$ Mobile Service app from the App store and Google Play to refill your meter remotely.

Can I tip my tour guide?

As a not-for-profit charitable corporation, our guides do not accept tips for their tours. If you enjoyed your experience, please consider instead leaving your tip in our donation box or an online donation here. All gifts will help us continue our important work researching Montreal’s Jewish history and creating new cultural experiences for the public.

What is your tour cancellation policy?

Tours will run rain or shine, unless there are severe weather conditions.

    • Tour ticket exchanges must be requested 48 hours in advance.
    • Only cancellations made 24 hours in advance of walking tours will be refunded. For our Beyond the Bagel Food tour, only cancellations made 48 hours in advance will be refunded.
    • Anyone who feels unwell or has cold or flu-like symptoms should not attend the tour and will be allowed to reschedule their tour for tickets purchased provided they contact the Museum at least 3 hours in advance of their tour. 
    • In the event of severe weather conditions or in the presence of lightning, cancelled tours will be offered an exchange or refund.
    • Please contact us at tours@imjm.ca for our private and group tours cancellation policy.

Why are there no tours available 2 months from now?

Tours are generally scheduled 4 to 6 weeks in advance. Private tours can be booked ahead of time by contacting us at tours@imjm.ca

Can I combine tours or request custom tour routes, special stops on a tour, or a general tour of a district?

No, we only offer the tours viewable on our website. Our tours follow a meticulously researched and created narrative and route, linking stories with historic sites and buildings.

Are your tours suitable for young children and teenagers?

That depends! Teenagers and children of all ages are welcome on our tours, however our tours can last upwards of 2 hours and are historical in nature, which some kids love and some kids don’t.

Do you offer car or bus tours?

No, for safety and insurance reasons our guides cannot lead tours from vehicles. We are happy to recommend local bus tours.

PRIVATE TOURS

You can pick from any of our acclaimed tours to book as a private experience!

Private tours are all led by a museum researcher who is there to answer all your questions, lead discussions,
and bring Montreal’s Jewish history to life.

Private tour prices vary according to group size. 20 participants per guide maximum.

For rates and availabilities contact us.