Join us for six days as we eat our way through Montreal, home to Canada’s oldest and most diverse Jewish community. Between bites of meze, falafel, and rugelach, we'll uncover Jewish culinary traditions. Across the city and beyond its limits, we'll meet chefs, rabbis, and local experts who will show us how food and history intersect and introduce us to Ashkenazi, Sephardic, and Mizrahi experiences. Along the way, the dishes we try and the people we meet will reveal the full, vibrant tapestry of the Jewish diaspora in Montreal.
The total cost of this trip is $2,280. For those traveling solo, single accommodations can be provided, subject to availability, at an additional cost of $425. Please contact us to request a single room.
Our trip begins with a welcome dinner in the Plateau neighborhood of Montreal. We recommend you arrive in Montreal by 2 p.m. on Day 1, so you can settle into our accommodations and meet the guide and group in time for dinner. Our trip concludes in the evening on Day 5. If you’ll be leaving Montreal directly after our trip, we’d recommend departing any time the following day. If you'd like to extend your trip, we’re happy to provide suggestions for things to do in the city on your own.
Travelers should feel comfortable walking two to four miles each day, climbing stairs, and remaining on their feet for long periods of time. In addition to walking within the city, guided visits to museums, and exploration of several other sites, we’ll take an easy nature hike (approximately four miles) around a lake on mostly flat terrain while in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts.
July in Montreal is usually a very pleasant time to walk around and explore the city. Daytime temperatures can reach up to around 80°F, dropping to the low 60s in the evenings.
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated, though in most cases ingredients can't be substituted or omitted from particular dishes. If you have a severe allergy, please contact us to find out if this is the right trip for you.
Your participation in this trip helps support local restaurants, musicians, and the creators of cultural projects that aim to promote Jewish multiculturalism and inclusiveness in the city. You'll encounter a broad representation of a large community, and diving into its history, from past to present, helps keep a plurality of voices alive and heard.