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Montréal Like a Local: Our Favorite Places

By TRAVELINK on March 24, 2023

In-the-know spots for a visit to Québec’s cultural capital.

Not all visitors to Montréal know that Québec’s largest city – located at the confluence of the Ottawa and Saint Lawrence rivers – sits on an island. But most seem to know, or at least have a sense, of another intriguing fact: “Montréal has the second-largest number of restaurants per capita in North America (after New York),” Virtuoso advisor Jessie Cassar says. “Montréal is a walkable, loveable city, and a year-round destination thanks to its easy public transportation and underground city system dubbed ‘the RESO’.”

From Vieux Montréal district’s cobblestone streets to the friendly, residential Verdun neighborhood, save this list of best places to eat, drink, and shop.


Halfway between Griffintown and Little Burgundy, the garage-turned-foodie-fav Perles et Paddock churns out brunch like nobody’s business with Dico Pastèque cocktails (gin, Campari, vermouth, and watermelon), lobster rolls, goat-cheese French toast, and breads from artisanal French Guillaume bakery. Come later in the day for the old-world wine list and cool-weather heavy hitters (hazelnut duck tartare, roasted bone marrow) that make us ready for fall.

At Damas, we recommend settling in for the $125 tasting menu for wow-inducing flavors from Syria and the Middle East. Where else can you try marinated lamb with pomegranate molasses and pine nuts, or honey-roasted carrots with grilled halloumi and mint sauce? Dessert: homemade pistachio baklava and chocolate halva cake. (The restaurant is a favorite of another Virtuoso advisor and frequent Montréal visitor, Kathleen Wahab.)

Crew Collective Café inhabits the previous premises of the Royal Bank of Canada – featuring vaulted ceilings, marble stairways, and chandeliers first strung in the 1930’s. The sprawling space serves light breakfast and lunch fare, and also hosts private events.


One of Montréal’s most secretive speakeasies, The Coldroom doesn’t take reservations, but does maintain playful “house rules” – for example, hold the door open for others, find a signature drink that works for you, and, if you’re shy on the dance floor, ask manager Dan to show you dance moves. Most of the cocktail menu changes seasonally.

Atwater Cocktail Club in the Quartiers du Canal district calls itself a neighborhood bar. Through a back-alley door waits a comfortable scene of low-slung benches and a menu featuring 16 signature cocktails and dinner plates such as truffle spaghetti and Sherry-beurre-blanc scallops.


Timeless unisex handbags rock the scene at Lowell, including leather backpacks, totes, and casual briefcases made in Canada and the U.S. Come here to get your winter beanie and new masks, too.


Buy sustainable hats, scarves, and coats made from recycled furs at a MTL style favorite, Harricana par Mariouche. The shop’s name derives from Canada’s Harricana River, a sight once known for its roaring fur trade.

Contact our Travelink advisors to plan the perfect getaway to Montreal, perhaps highlighted by a stay at The Ritz-Carlton Montreal. Submit a trip request below to get started today. 

This article is sponsored by Tourisme Montréal. View original article here.

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Topics: Hotels + Resorts, New, Food + Culture, Leisure Travel

A Month-by-Month Guide to Visiting Ireland

By TRAVELINK on March 17, 2023

Brendan Vacations' Month-by-Month Ireland Guide

When is the best time to go to Ireland? From celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, to cozying up to the winter months during the slow season, it’s always a great time to take a vacation to the Emerald Isle. No matter when you go, here’s a helpful month-by-month guide to the best things to do in Ireland all year-round brought to you by the experts in everything Ireland, our partners at Brendan Vacations.

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23 Scottish Experiences for 2023 with CIE Tours

By TRAVELINK on March 14, 2023

Be dazzled by the Crown Jewels at Edinburgh Castle, board the Royal Yacht Britannia to discover regal life at sea, explore the grandeur of the Scottish Renaissance at Stirling Castle, or get a glimpse of prehistoric life at the village of Skara Brae on the Orkney Islands. There’s so much to explore! Here are just 23 great experiences CIE Tours can give you in Scotland in 2023...

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Wildlife Bucket List: 8 Whales and Seals to See in Antarctica

By TRAVELINK on March 9, 2023

Some of the world's most impressive marine mammals call the White Continent home and your luxury expedition here is bound to reveal Antarctica's most spectacular whales and seals. Whether on land or beneath the waves, the wildlife in Antarctica is astounding in its variety. From humpback whales to Antarctic fur seals, add these incredible whales and seals of Antarctica to your must-see list.

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Topics: New, Privileged Journeys, Luxury, Leisure Travel, Custom Travel


By TRAVELINK on March 8, 2023

Spring break may be one of your most highly anticipated vacations all year. For a full week or two the kids are out of school and parents are able to take off their many multitasking hats. As spring break season is once again here, one determination remains – what to do for spring break!

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Topics: New, Family, Leisure Travel, Vacations