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  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Duration:  9.5 hours
While visiting Toronto, discover Ontario's booming wine industry with a day tour of Niagara-on-the Lake. About an hour outside of Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario lies the quaint town of Niagara-on the Lake and many beautiful, world-class wineries. On this 9.5-hour tour, visit three wineries for tastings with your expert sommelier guide. Sample wine with cheese and charcuterie and have free time to explore Niagara-on-the-Lake after your tour.

Highlights

  • 9.5-hour wine-tasting tour of Niagara-on-the-Lake from Toronto
  • Visit 3 popular wineries and sample a variety of wines including Ontario's famous ice wine
  • Tour guide is a trained sommelier and an expert in the region's viticulture
  • Enjoy free-time in Niagara-on-the-Lake to discover the many cafes, eclectic shops and historical sites
  • Travel between Toronto and Niagara-on-the-Lake in a comfortable coach and ride in a luxurious Mercedes vehicle between wineries
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Toronto hotels included

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What You Can Expect

Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Country Tour from Toronto

Niagara-on-the-Lake Main Street

Venture into the idyllic countryside of Niagara-on-the-Lake, the cornerstone of Canada’s award-winning wine industry, on this 9.5-hour wine country tour perfect for both wine novices and experts.

After pickup from your Toronto hotel, enjoy a scenic 1-hour drive to Niagara-on-the-Lake by comfortable, air-conditioned coach. Upon arrival, leave the coach behind and split into multiple small groups (you will always be in the same group as your friends/family) and jump into a Mercedes sedan or van with your expert sommelier guide, who will be able to answer any questions you have during your tour.

Visit three of the region's most popular wineries to sample selections of some of Ontario's finest wines, including its famous ice wine (a dessert wine that is made from grapes that were frozen on the vine). Learn about the intricacies of wine cultivation, including how the terrain and climate come together to create subtle nuances that make each wine unique. During one of the winery visits, delight in a special, complimentary cheese and charcuterie pairing.

After your guided winery tour, you will be taken into the charming town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, where you will have approximately 2.5 hours of free time to sample local cuisine at your leisure, stroll along historic streets, and browse quaint shops. Afterwards, rejoin the coach for our return trip to Toronto.

The tour operates daily with complimentary pickup available from major hotels in the downtown area. You can also board the tour at the Toronto Coach Terminal (610 Bay Street at Dundas Street).

Customer Reviews

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

I really enjoyed this tour and would have given it 5 stars but for one thing: one of the wineries we went to was the same one the main Niagara tour went to. Would have been nice to do a different one. But I still enjoyed everything immensely. And Niagara on the Lake is awesome!

Penelope S
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended August 2012

The wine tour itself (pick up in Niagara-on-the-Lake) was excellent and definitely worth five *s. Three different types of winery were visited including a boutique winery where there was a wine and food pairing. The other wineries were an organic/biodynamic winery and a winery of long-standing quality. The tour was conducted by a well-informed guide. Transport around the area was by a luxury mini-bus. At the end there was plenty of time to take in the sites of Niagara-on-the -Lake.
The only down-side of the whole trip was having to travel on a coach taking tourists to Niagara Falls. Although our drop-off and pick-up were well organised the coach was very late in returning to pick us up.

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2012

Had good time at wineries. The first stop was the best. Paired wines with cheeses and meats...but that was the only stop that offered something to eat in between tastings.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better September 2013

Basically very interesting, and guides were very kind are friendly.
A bad thing was because we came from Toronto (we were in a first group from Toronto to Niagara), and there we were added to a second group (other people in the first group had choosen other tours). After our tour in the wine country, they let us in Niagara-on-the-Lake "to spent some time visiting the place", time for the fisrt group to come back pick us up. But because we bought wines (we had a full box that was hard to carry) during the tour, we could not go visiting the village, and only wait for 1½h at the place they let us. It could have be great to let our purchases somewhere safe or in the first bus, and then we could have appreciate visiting Niagara-o-the-Lake. Last thing, two groups means two guides, and then tip twice, for a tour that last ±3 hours in the vineyard.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better November 2012

The wine tour itself was everything we expected. However, Viator's roll in the day was very much lunch bag let down. Where was the "luxury Mercedes" vehicle? Where was the "two hours to explore "Niagara-on-the-Lake"? What was with leaving us stranded at the Chamber of commerce?Overall, disappointing

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