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Niagara-on-the-Lake

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26 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

The Basics

Niagara-on-the-Lake is famous for its wine, art, and music culture. The town is home to dozens of wineries, ranging from small boutiques to large estates, each with its own personality. Visitors can sample the area’s wide variety of world-class wines on a small-group wine tasting tour, enjoy a gourmet meal at one of the area’s restaurants, or opt for a private food and wine-tasting excursion with an expert tour guide. A bike tour of the area is a good option for travelers who want to get some exercise, take in the surroundings, and sample local wine along the way. Fans of the performing arts can visit one of the town’s many theaters, such as the Shaw Festival Theatre, Court House Theatre, and Royal George Theatre, while art aficionados can stop by galleries including the Angie Strauss Gallery and the Romance Collection Gallery. For an overview of Niagara highlights, take a day trip from Toronto and visit Niagara-on-the-Lake along with popular attractions such as Whirlpool Rapids, Queenston Heights, and the historic Fort George. It’s also possible to combine a visit with a ride aboard the Hornblower Niagara cruise ship for amazing views of all three falls.

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Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake Day Tour from Toronto

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Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake Day Tour from Toronto
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$109.21 per adult
Excellent
Very professional and friendly! The driver was on time and was very informative. We really enjoyed the trip
Maral_M, Mar 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Niagara Falls & Around

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Highly Recommended
Anthony, Mar 2020
Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake Day Tour from Toronto
Great tour - highly recommended. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us all kinds of facts around Ontario, Toronto, and Niagara Falls.
star-5
Amazing adventure
Anna, Mar 2020
Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake Day Tour from Toronto
This was an absolutely amazing trip. My guide Walter was exquisite. Very knowledgable, fun and gave us enough time at each stop. I highly recommended this and would definitely do it again.
star-5
Amazing
Jenifer_C, Feb 2020
Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake Day Tour from Toronto
The tourist guide was the best even he recommended us the best wine. We followed all the schedule, I would like try again.
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First time
woofcwby51, Jul 2019
Day-Trip from Toronto to Niagara Falls with Falls Boat Ride
Nice tour ,great guide and bus driver. A little confused at pick up time. Too many buses at the same place. And no indication which bus we were assigned to.
star-4
Well worth it!!’
Irving_S, Feb 2020
Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake Day Tour from Toronto
Very, very good experience. I will recommend it 100%. Profesional driver and full of knowledge. I had booked an helicopter ride and he went way and beyond to make sure we accomplish the other tour as well. The winery stop is a plus. The only bad thing it was that I had to use the washroom feom the bus and it was unacceptable(extremely bad odor).
star-5
Fun experience on the hop on hop off
Irving_S, Feb 2020
Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake Day Tour from Toronto
Great experience and way to know the city and the whereabouts. I will recommend it. They only negative comment is that bus don’t always stop at the stops that they assign to do so. I they don’t see nobody at the stop they don’t even yield. Be cautious of that! I missed one🥴
star-5
Great value
Chris, Feb 2020
Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake Day Tour from Toronto
Peter was delightful. Experienced guide and knew how to make the most of our time while navigating the weather. Would def book him again. Tour lasted about 8ish hours, from pickup @ 8:40 to dropoff @ 4:30, and I was the last on and first off.
star-5
Highly recommended
marwanchahine, Feb 2020
Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake Day Tour from Toronto
Great tour with a great driver/guide Maybe I would extend the stop at Niagara on the make a bit more than 45 min. Everything else was fantastic
star-5
Fantastic from start to finish!
Joanne D, Oct 2019
Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake Day Tour from Toronto
This was my second time to Niagara but first time on the boat trip (it was icy last time) and with VIP tours. It couldn't have been better, we had a glorious time, very well organised and enough time to see things. We loved it and cannot the commend highly enough!
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Excellent day out
tonyrG9624XK, Sep 2019
Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake Day Tour from Toronto
This attraction exceeded my expectations. What an amazing spectacle - if ever in doubt about going, don’t. You will not be disappointed!!
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trip to the Falls
thetravelerSCal, Jul 2019
Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake Day Tour from Toronto
wonderful trip . Kevin a terrific guide and Lisa an amazing driver in city and out. Only thing a little off was the winery visit . Do not care for Ice wine. . Amazing how Kevin was able to keep passengers on target .Schedules are foreign to some people it seems
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It was great!
Voyager24723326756, Jul 2019
Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake Day Tour from Toronto
The trip was great, the bus was on time. The Hornblower cruise went smoothly, did not have to wait. The NOTL was amazing. The wine tasting was excellent. Overall, had a great experience.

Things to Know Before you Go

  • The Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center is located on Queen Street, two blocks from the waterfront.

  • Limited parking is available in the town’s Heritage District; drivers with handicap permits may use any municipal parking space without a fee, except in dedicated 15-minute and “no parking” zones.

  • Book a guided wine-tasting tour with included transport to avoid worrying about drinking and driving.

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How to Get There

Niagara-on-the-Lake lies on the southwest shore of Lake Ontario in Canada, roughly 30 minutes from Niagara Falls via the Niagara Parkway. If you’re flying in, Buffalo-Niagara International Airport is about 45 minutes away and offers shuttle service for a fee. Many full-day tours from Niagara and Toronto offer hotel pick-up.

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When to Get There

While Niagara-on-the-Lake is beautiful at all times of year, the best time to visit is during late spring, summer, and early fall. Summer is the busiest season, while autumn visitors can admire vivid fall foliage and see wineries in action during the grape harvest.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake Festivals

Niagara-on-the-Lake hosts numerous festivals throughout the year. In summer, Music Niagara puts on over 30 piano, jazz, and opera acts around town, while the Peach Festival celebrates the sweet local fruit. Wine festivals include the New Vintage Festival in June, the Niagara Wine Festival in September, the Icewine Festival in January, and the Days of Chocolate and Wine Festival in February. From April through November, the Shaw Festival delights audiences with performances of works by George Bernard Shaw and other playwrights from his time.

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