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Toronto: Heart of Downtown 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

1. Toronto: Heart of Downtown 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

Explore Downtown Toronto on 2 wheels! On this bike tour you’ll see some of Downtown Toronto’s key sights, including must-see cultural and historical landmarks. Explore areas that aren’t easily reached in a car or bus, and experience unique scenic views. The tour is suitable for beginners and advanced riders, as it moves at an easy pace and makes plenty of stops to chat and take in the sights. Your guides are expert city riders and know their way around Toronto. What you'll explore: • CN Tower • Royal York Hotel • Union Station • Chinatown • Kensington Market • Eaton’s Centre • Dundas Square • Harbourfront and Lake • Financial district • Queen Street West • Art Gallery of Ontario • College of Art and Design • Hockey Hall of Fame • Massey Hall • Rogers Centre • Round House Park • City Hall • St. Lawrence Market • Flatiron building • St. James Cathedral and Square • Sherbourne Common • Corus Quay • Sugar Beach • Entertainment District

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Ottawa: Haunted Night Walking Tour

2. Ottawa: Haunted Night Walking Tour

Experience Ottawa like never before on a 75-minute Original Haunted Walk. Spend an evening with fascinating tour guides who are chosen from the best local storytellers and have a passion for sharing the unexpected side of Canada's capital city.  On the Original Haunted Walk, your expert cloaked guide will reveal to you their favorite ghost stories from the Downtown Ottawa area and lead you by lantern light to some of the city's most well-known haunted spots. Visit locations such as the Fairmont Château Laurier, Grant House, and Ottawa’s haunted high school. A favorite stop is the haunted Bytown Museum where many of the guides have had their own experiences to share. You’ll never look at the city and these buildings the same again.  After being led through the streets of Downtown Ottawa, your guide can walk you back to the start location or leave you to enjoy a (sleepless) night in the city.

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Ottawa Private Tour with a Local

3. Ottawa Private Tour with a Local

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the information that will help you make the most of your trip. Get to know Ottawa through the eyes of a local on a 2, 3 or 4 hour private tour. Meet at your accommodation and head out on the tour to get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.

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Montreal: Private Day Tour to Ottawa

4. Montreal: Private Day Tour to Ottawa

Discover the history and culture of Canada's capital city Ottawa, just a 2-hour drive from Montreal.  Get picked up directly from your accommodation and enjoy a scenic drive through the charming Canadian countryside. On arrival in Ottawa, visit Parliament Hill, where you will see the stunning neo-Gothic Parliament Building that overlooks the majestic Ottawa River. Then, wander to ByWard Market, one of Canada's oldest and largest public markets. Next, take a stroll through some of the unique parks of Ottawa. If you’re feeling peckish, get some advice from your guide on the best places for lunch in Ottawa.  In the late afternoon, your driver will take you back to your hotel where you will arrive between 5.00 and 6.00 PM.

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Kensington Market and Chinatown, Toronto with Snack & Drink

5. 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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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.

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Lonely Planet Experiences: Toronto Market and Food Tour

7. 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: Craft Beer, History and Culture Tour (Small Group)

8. Toronto: Craft Beer, History and Culture Tour (Small Group)

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 each pub stop, a beer will be included, but you are welcome to purchase more.

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Toronto: Downtown Walking Tour with Optional Attraction

9. Toronto: Downtown Walking Tour with Optional Attraction

Explore downtown Toronto on a guided walking tour. Begin your day meeting your expert guide downtown. Then head off to explore Nathan Phillips Square, which sits in front of the current Toronto City Hall. Here you will have an opportunity to take a picture with the famous Toronto sign, as well as check out the reflecting pool and Peace Garden. Steps away from here, you’ll have a chance to see the Old Toronto City Hall. The stunning architecture of the building was designed by the same architect as the Casa Loma. You will then pass by First Canadian Place, Union Station, and Fairmont Royal York before heading to a photo stop at Maple Leaf Square, sometimes referred to as Jurassic Park. Lastly, you will head towards the CN Tower, where you can take some pictures in front of the Canada sign. If you’ve chosen to add this optional visit, you will head inside Canada’s tallest tower and ride up in the glass elevators to an observation area with an incredible, panoramic view of the city.

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Toronto: City and Brick Works Guided Bicycle Tour

10. 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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What people are saying about Ontario

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 213 reviews

This bicycle tour was great! The bikes were comfortable and in excellent condition. Terrance was very knowledgeable, patient and concerned for our safety. We learned a lot in a short time that we never would have seen or known! We will come back to Toronto to see and learn more because of this tour. Thank you!

We had a fantastic tour of Toronto, so many explanations, info's -. Our guide was very caring, friendly and helpful. The bikes were great - new and in the best condition. Again any time! Thanks a lot !

Really enjoyed our experience. The tour was a good length and we were able to bring along our baby in a stroller. Our guide was knowledgeable and a pleasure to listen to.

Cycled around Toronto with tour guide Terence, past all the highlights! Seen a lot and learned a lot about the city thanks to our very enthusiastic guide Terence!

Jamie brought us a perspective of Ottawa we didn't know. We learned quite a few details during our walking tour.