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Toronto: Small-Group Niagara Wine Region Tour

1. Toronto: Small-Group Niagara Wine Region Tour

Treat your taste buds to the flavors of Wayne Gretzky Estates, Caroline Cellars, Flat Rock Cellars, and the Pillitteri Estates Winery on this guided wine tour from Toronto. Take in the scenery as you travel aboard a spacious and climate-controlled vehicle. Meet in central Toronto and travel into the heart of the Niagara Wine Region located on the shores of Lake Ontario. Stop at the first of your award-winning wineries and enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at how the wines are produced. Then, enjoy a tasting session of a variety of excellent wines. Continue the tour with visits to 3 wineries in the area with tastings also included at each location. Local staff will provide guided tours of the wineries, and explain more about their individual heritage and traditions. Make a stop for some lunch, at your own expense throughout the day. After you visit the fourth winery, be returned to downtown Toronto.

Toronto: Local Craft Beer, History and Culture Tour

2. Toronto: Local Craft Beer, History and Culture Tour

Learn about the city of Toronto through its long history of beer on this unique tour. Since the early 1800's when Toronto was known as York, to the modern metropolis it is today, the citizens of this city have used beer for refreshment and merrymaking. Walk through the streets of old Toronto and learn about Canadian beer. The focus will be on beer made in Toronto and regional craft brews. Hear anecdotes about the role beer played though the decades in helping Torontonians cope with cholera, fire, war, depression, rebellion, muddy streets, and general Victorian stuffiness. Visit a few unique and historic pubs which cover the early history of Toronto and give a new perspective on the city. Afterwards, stop by Saint Lawrence Market and finish up in the Distillery District; an old industrial park and whiskey factory converted into a hub of art, culture, and cafes. At 2 pub stop, beer will be included, but you are welcome to purchase more.

Toronto: Canadian Food Discovery at the St Lawrence Market

3. Toronto: Canadian Food Discovery at the St Lawrence Market

Discover the local cuisine of Toronto with a visit to a famous food market and enjoy the most delectable local eats with an expert knowledge guide. After a brief introduction to Old Town Toronto (the neighborhood where your tour takes place), your guide will walk you past Berczy Park which features a stunning new fountain. From there, make your way to one of your guide's favorite coffee shops for a brew of your choice, before you visit a small sandwich shop nearby which is reputed to have the best apple cake in the world. From there, head to St. Lawrence Market, which National Geographic once declared the “best food market in the world”. At the market, you’ll learn about the origin of Toronto’s official signature food: the peameal bacon sandwich. Celebrity chefs from Emeril to Anthony Bourdain have bitten into one of these, and now it’s your turn. Time will be spent inside St. Lawrence Market visiting vendors and sampling foods that have played an important role in the cultures of immigrants who settled there over the past two centuries. Learn about foods that have become common in this region, including how some of the favorites are virtually unknown outside of Ontario. Each food stop offers the opportunity to interact with vendors, ask questions, and learn even more from the experts. Foods throughout your tour can include butter tarts, artisanal mustard and pretzel sticks, ginger ale, Montreal-style bagels, cheese curds, pierogis, maple candy, and more. The final stop on the tour will be a local pub that has been around for decades. This spot serves creative versions of the popular French-Canadian dish known as poutine. By the end of the tour, you will not only have a better understanding of what Canadian food is, but also a little bit about what it means to be Canadian.

Toronto: 3–Hour Secret Food Tour

4. Toronto: 3–Hour Secret Food Tour

Join a Toronto Secret Food Tour to try some authentic cuisine, and get some unique takes on old favorites while you explore Canada's largest city! Start with the oldest market in Toronto, the St. Lawrence market, as you try a classic Canadian Peameal Bacon BLT sandwich. Explore the market and stop off for a photo opportunity and the chance to buy some authentic Canadian goods. Taste a comfort food to many Canadians of British descent, fish and chips. Pierogis is another Canadian comfort food you will be tasting, and it will make your mouth water, guaranteed! Try California roll, which, despite the name, is style of sushi from Canada! Just steps from the beautiful Berczy Park, stop for some scrumptious dessert at an Irish pub in a unique setting. And a secret bite on the Toronto food tour will be a sweet note to end on!

Toronto: Craft Brewery Tour

5. Toronto: Craft Brewery Tour

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how craft breweries operate in Toronto and find out why the craft beer trend is here to stay. Start your tour with convenient pickup at Keele Station. Anticipate approximately 50 minutes at each brewery before moving on to the next, with the whole experience lasting around 3.5 - 4 hours. Enjoy a guided exploration of how craft beer is made from start to finish together with your driver, who’s also an industry expert in Toronto craft beer. Learn how to taste beer like a professional. At each brewery, you will receive a generous 20oz of beer samples. The Brew Captains are trained to take you through a sophisticated beer tasting. You will learn how to differentiate flavour profiles from one beer style to the next. It's a fun, and social beer tour that will get your group talking about all things craft beer. Sample Itinerary: 4:45pm: Meet at Keele Subway Station. Orientation, what to expect, housekeeping. Tours leave at 5:00 PM sharp. 4:55 - 5:00pm: Head to the first brewery in a Canadian Craft Tours minibus. Introduction of guests to each other, an overview of craft beer, wine spirits in Ontario. Intro to craft beer in Ontario. 5:00 - 6:10pm: 1st Brewery introduction, Brewery Tour & Tasting Flight, tasting flight beer tasting notes. If the group wants to eat, menu's will be available so the group can pre-order food to be ready upon arrival. 6:15 - 7:05pm: 2nd Brewery introduction, more beer knowledge & tasting flight with beer tasting notes. This is where you learn a little more about the craft beer industry and you may even play a little bit of trivia! 7:10 - 8:00pm: 3rd Brewery introduction, tasting flight. By this time the group is all best friends. Snacks available. 8:00 - 8:15: Head back to our drop off location. Say our "See you again's", and hug it out.

Toronto: 2-Hour Kensington Market Chinatown Walking Tour

6. Toronto: 2-Hour Kensington Market Chinatown Walking Tour

Canada is often described as a “cultural mosaic”—Toronto exemplifies this diversity. Explore the fascinating neighborhoods of Toronto with an expert guide on a 2-hour walking tour. Choose to join a public tour or enjoy a private tour. Explore booming Chinatown, with its novelty tea shops, ethnic markets, and stunning street art. Continue through Kensington Market, the definition of the Canadian melting pot. Explore and taste more specialty food stops than you can count (optional tastings at own cost). Fall in love with the eclectic shops through diverse authentic streets. If you are a curious local, a “New Canadian” or just a visiting for the day, you'll enjoy the walk of a lifetime. Some other highlights include Campbell House, Consulate General of the United States, Art Gallery of Ontario, Lucky Moose Food Mart, Ten Ren, Moonbeam Coffee, Tom’s Place, Nu Bugel, Otto’s Berliner Döner, Kiever Synagogue, just to name a few.

Toronto: Niagara Wineries Tasting Tour & Optional Lunch

7. Toronto: Niagara Wineries Tasting Tour & Optional Lunch

Discover the renowned flavors of Niagara's award-winning wine region with a choice of 3 tour options. Whether you’re a passionate wine connoisseur or simply like to share a drink with friends, enjoy a fun and hassle-free tour experience. Set off from Toronto on a small group half-day tour to visit two to four of the region's finest wineries. Drive for approximately 1.5 hours, then unwind and take in the scenic countryside while sipping on delicious wines. Benefit from an intimate small-group experience that includes free time to explore. Your tour's inclusions depend on the selected option. Wine Country Tour Discover the Niagara-on-the-Lake region on a 4-hour tour to sample wines at Pillitteri Estates, Inniskillin, and Konzelman Estates, plus enjoy free time for lunch and shopping. Twenty Valley Tour Uncover the beauty of Twenty Valley on a 4-hour tour to visit Creekside Estate Winery, Cave Spring Winery, and Kacaba Vineyards with a 3-course lunch and free time in Jordan Village included. Deluxe Winery Tour For the ultimate indulgence, treat yourself to a deluxe 5-hour tour with a tour and tastings at Chateau des Charmes Winery, wine and ice wine tasting at Inniskillin Winery, as well as a 2-course lunch at Queen's Landing with panoramic river views. You'll also have free time to explore picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Toronto: Guided Donut Walking Tour with Tastings and Coffee

8. Toronto: Guided Donut Walking Tour with Tastings and Coffee

Delight your taste buds on a donut adventure through the most interesting parts of downtown Toronto, the Kensington Market area, and Chinatown. Stroll through areas like Alexandra Park and pause to savor some delectable donuts along the way. Begin at Cops Doughnuts right in the heart of the Fashion District for some hot, fresh, and tiny donuts. From here, make your way over to Queen street and our next doughnut shop, Bloomer’s. Walk along Queen street past numerous shops and restaurants that you’ll want to add to your itinerary for later that day or the next time you’re in Toronto. After a quick bit of history around Bloomer’s, sample some delicious donuts made fresh daily and then make your way through Alexandra Park. Arrive at the Kensington Market and learn how to shop like a local with two stops lined up at the Kensington Market. End the tour at Dipped Donuts and your guide can direct you anywhere else you'd like to go afterwards.

From Toronto: Guided Wine Tasting Tour

9. From Toronto: Guided Wine Tasting Tour

Visit 3 wineries between Hamilton and Grimsby on a leisurely wine tour. Experience an expert wine tasting at each location and see how the wine is made on a behind-the-scenes tour at one of the estates. Meet your local wine guide and set out to explore your first stop for the day, Malivoire Wine Company. Since its inception, this winery has focused on sustainability, making it the core pillar of its winemaking and wine-growing philosophy. Spend some time getting to know the estate and its products and indulge in an expertly-led tasting held in the taproom. Next, head to either Rosewood Estates Winery or Red Stone Winery and Restaurant. The location will be based on reservation availability on the day. Sit back and relax as you enjoy a structured tasting flight of the estate's wines. Finally, drive to your last stop of the day, the family-owned and operated Cornerstone Estate Winery. Take part in your last tasting of the day, sampling some of the estate's limited-production wines and discover what makes wine from this region different to other North American wines. Your tour comes to an end with a return journey to your pickup location in Toronto. 

Niagara Falls, Canada: Full-Day Private Winery Tour

10. Niagara Falls, Canada: Full-Day Private Winery Tour

Explore the beautiful Niagara countryside on this private, customized tour. Create your itinerary, pick between 130 vineyards, visit up to 5 wineries; the choice is entirely yours. Have an unforgettable day with your friends and family, sipping on world-class wines. Start your day with a pickup from your hotel. Jump in the car, relax, and enjoy the ride. Your guide will fill you in on the region's history and the wineries as you drive by. Visit different wineries and take in stunning views while learning about wine production in the region. Admire the charming countryside filled with rolling hills and pristine rivers. Feeling thirsty? No worries, treat yourself to a glass of Riesling, Chardonnay, Gamay Noir or Pinot Noir, if you like. Don't forget to try the ice wine, as this is one of the few regions in the world that make it. Enjoy some free time to dine at one of many eclectic restaurants to soak up the wine. Whether you're a connoisseur or want to share a drink with friends, this is the perfect day out. 

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4.8 / 5

based on 63 reviews

This trip will make your day. I’’m not just awarding five stars to support the business, but literally to simply express my profound satisfaction. If you’re wondering, is it the right choice? Wonder no more and do not hesitate. Just book the trip. Amazing ride, on time from start to finish, and great story telling from both the tour guide and the driver. It was pleasant, safe, comfortable, and entertaining, without any exaggeration. Highly recommending this trip.

Both Harbour cruise and the Niagara Falls trip were great. Good experienced guides and professional service.

It was alot of fun! our guide was fantastic! very knowledgeable and accommodating.

A very knowledgeable driver and comfortable ride through some lovely countryside.

Very knowledgeable guide and amazing overall experience