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Toronto Walking Tour Pass: 2 Guided & 7 Self-Guided Routes

1. Toronto Walking Tour Pass: 2 Guided & 7 Self-Guided Routes

Discover Toronto with this unlimited access to flexible walking tours. Simply use the app to find guides in your area and join walking tours at any point on the circuit. Stops include CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, Royal Ontario Museum, and St Lawrence Market. Hop off your guided tour and self-guide whenever you wish; enjoying multilingual audio commentary, suggested walking itineraries, pinpointing your favorite sights, and discovering photo hotspots, all offline, day or night - it couldn't be easier! When you're ready, hop back on a guided tour, and continue your sightseeing adventure. Enjoy fascinating storytelling from your guide as you explore, and immerse yourself in the culture and history that this cosmopolitan city has to offer. Well-known for its soaring skyscrapers and bustling center, Toronto is also home to world-famous attractions, retro parks, and stunning waterfronts.

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Kensington Market and Chinatown, Toronto with Snack & Drink

2. Kensington Market and Chinatown, Toronto with Snack & Drink

Explore Toronto's most lively boroughs on a 2-hour walking tour along the charming streets of Chinatown and Kensington Market. Uncover the history of Kensington as you wander down the friendly streets of its colorful market. Admire the graffiti-covered walls along the way and sample different foods as you wander down Kensington Market's vendor-lined streets. Visit Canada's largest Chinese community, and uncover a century of fascinating history in Chinatown, where there are no McDonald's or Starbucks to be seen. After your walk, hang out around the market for a while. Pick up a unique gift, shop for vintage clothing, or simply enjoy the colorful surroundings.

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Lonely Planet Experiences: Toronto Market and Food Tour

3. Lonely Planet Experiences: Toronto Market and Food Tour

Experience the best travel stories for yourself! Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this Lonely Planet Experience. 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 you will 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 you’ll make your way to the 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 the 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. You will learn about foods which 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 which 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.

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Toronto: Luxury Craft Beer Tour with Tastings in Niagara

4. Toronto: Luxury Craft Beer Tour with Tastings in Niagara

Hop onboard the tour bus in Toronto then head to downtown Niagara Falls, approximately 1.5 hours away. Arrive at the Niagara Brewing Company, and kick off with a tasting session of locally brewed beers. There’s also time to grab some lunch (at your own expense). From Niagara Falls, travel into Niagara-on-the-Lake, home to many vineyards and craft breweries. Visit three of the region’s best craft breweries, and take a behind-the-scenes look into the brewing process. While you explore the breweries, listen to the brew masters explain how beer is made. At each venue, enjoy a tasting session of craft beers. At the end of an epic day, relax on the return journey to Toronto.

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Toronto: City and Brick Works Guided Bicycle Tour

5. Toronto: City and Brick Works Guided Bicycle Tour

Relax and follow the leader as your 3.5-hour ride begins in one of the city's newest neighborhoods, the Canary District. Next, ride through the cobblestone streets of the Distillery District and see the Victorian-era buildings surrounding this historic neighborhood. The route will take you along the midtown bike lanes to show you some of Toronto's cultural and historical landmarks including Queen’s Park, the University of Toronto and Yorkville. Feel the pulse of Regent Park as it is redeveloping, the old-world charm of Cabbagetown with its collection of Victorian-era houses, and the stately repose of Rosedale. The city landscape will quickly give way as you find yourself rolling downhill through a forest alongside Mud Creek and the Don Valley into the Evergreen Brickworks. Enjoy your choice of refreshments as you stroll through the grounds and see how a historical landmark has been repurposed to create a thriving community meeting place. The famous Saturday Morning Farmers Market is a feast for the senses. This 3.5-hour guided tour gives you a fantastic cross-section of life in Toronto and will appeal to both your urban cravings and love of nature.

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Toronto: Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Tour With a Local

6. Toronto: Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Tour With a Local

Whether you’re a foodie or history buff, discover Toronto’s best-kept secrets on this personalised private walking tour. Within 24 hours after booking, the local partner will send you a short questionnaire about your personality and interests to match you to a like-minded host. On the day of the tour, your local guide will lead you off the tourist trail to discover the highlights and hidden gems of Toronto tailored to you. Maybe you’ll explore Toronto’s art hubs and hipster hangouts, or maybe learn about the history of the city. Your passionate local guide will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. Whatever you ask your tour guide to show you, you’re sure to discover the unique personality of the city.

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What people are saying about Ontario

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 66 reviews

Really enjoyable tour

Mike was an excellent guide - friendly, knowledgeable and flexible to help meet the feeding schedule of our 7 month old baby. A really enjoyable history lesson alongside a lovely walk through two fascinating neighbourhoods. We loved it. Thanks Mike!

Sam the Tour Guide was highly knowledgable and made the tour a really interactive experience. We had a lovely group of customers too - everyone got on and had fun together. Highly recommend and ask for Sam.....))

This tour was excellent! Our guide, Mike, was not only very informative but also extremely entertaining!

Great tour with interesting information.

Great guide. Interesting tour with history and neighborhood stories. Excellent shops and samples.

Very good experience, friendly and kind guide, he let me do the shopping.Thank you next time