Tours & Day Trips
Whether you’re a culture vulture, history enthusiast or love food, a variety of fun tours await in Toronto. There are some great day trips outside of the city as well, including the magnificent Niagara Falls.
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There are so many fun ways to explore the streets, neighbourhoods and attractions of Toronto in a short period of time.
City Sightseeing Toronto is a double decker hop on and off bus tour that lets you choose from over 24 official stops and is valid for up to 7 days.
Gray Line Toronto is also a double decker hop-on, hop-off bus tour that also offers excursions to Niagara and Ottawa.
Experience Toronto’s incredible skyline from the Toronto harbour. Thousands of events and millions of happy guests later, Mariposa Cruises is one of Canada’s largest hospitality cruise operators- with the best fleet of well maintained and uniquely styled vessels, offering an enviable range of quality products and services and managed by a team of friendly, customer-focused professionals.
The Tall Ship Kajama provides spectacular sailing experiences on a traditional 165 foot three masted Schooner boat.
Empress of Canada Cruises offers lunch and evening dinner cruises and Toronto Harbour Tours offers frequent boat tours where you can get off and explore the many islands and catch a return trip anytime later in the day.
Toronto Bicycle Tours is a great option for all ages and enables you to explore the heart of downtown or unique areas like The Beaches and The Belt Line (including The Evergreen Brick Works and Wychwood Barns).
Heritage Toronto runs a range of walking tours (and a few bike and bus tours, too) from April to October. So whether you’re interested in learning more about Toronto’s architecture, exploring natural heritage or hearing stories of our diverse city and its past, there a Heritage Toronto tour for you.
Bruce Bell, one of Toronto’s most respected historians, walks you through the city’s past. Toronto Greeters is a free service where Torontonians show visitors points of interest and their favourite Toronto spots. With Genova Tours, you have Bill Genova, a celebrated historian and storyteller highlighting Toronto’s neighbourhoods and ethnic diversity.
Toronto’s creative food tours highlight our vibrant culinary scene. Whether you’re sourcing your next meal through Toronto’s markets, indulging in delectable sweets through trendy neighbourhoods or discovering our history through a brewery or two, you’ll be satiated with your visit.
Want to see the city’s markets and help make a meal from a professional chef? The Culinary Adventure Company offers unique guided food tours and adventures from mushroom foraging in city parks to canoe paddling and beach dining.
Those with a sweet tooth will love Tasty Tours, a walking tour of confectionery history in Kensington Market. Make sure to book the chocolate tour ahead of time. Stroll King and Queen West while making pit stops for chocolate taste tests all while learning about the history of chocolate and even why it’s good for you!
Streetcar food tours, a picnic in the park and uncovering secrets and side streets are all specialties of Foodies on Foot. They can do custom tours too.
Toronto has a long history with beer. The aptly named The Beer Lover’s Tour Co. guides brewery tours and tutored tastings at Toronto’s best-loved craft breweries: Steam Whistle Brewing, Amsterdam and Mill Street Breweries. It’s not just a boozy tour! Walking tours of historic Fort York, “Corktown”, Ireland Park and the Distillery District will give you additional insights into Toronto’s past.
Toronto is an eclectic city and has eclectic tours to match.
The Tour Guys give you a glimpse of Queen Street’s back alleys, street culture and slang on their graffiti tour.
Spooky tales are told on the Haunted Walk of Toronto by lantern in the Distillery District to the old hanging grounds near the St. Lawrence Market. It’s a spine-tingling tour not to be missed.
Day Trips & Niagara Falls
Day trips are a great way to discover the nearby region.
Bus tour companies like Gray Line and Genova take you to the majestic Niagara Falls. You could also rent a car with Thrifty Car Rental and drive to the falls. Explore the falls with a Hornblower Niagara Cruises, check out the Butterfly Conservatory or shop along the Canadian/US border.
Sip your way through many of the wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake, another popular option to make a weekend out of touring the Falls.