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Toronto: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

1. Toronto: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

Hop on and off open-top double-decker buses to explore the best of Toronto at your own pace. See all of Toronto’s top historic and contemporary attractions on board and hop on and off at any of the 20 stops.  Learn about the city from your live guide or multilingual audio tour commentary. During the summer months (June to October), see the sights from a different perspective aboard an included complimentary harbor cruise.  During summer, the vehicles are mainly open-top double-deckers buses that afford you the best possible view of Toronto. During the late fall and winter, or when the weather happens to be cold or wet, enjoy a cozy, comfortable trolley instead. Although these vehicles aren’t open-top, they are loaded with wide windows and they’re a great way to see and photograph Toronto’s sights in style. Also enjoy a free harbor cruise, another fantastic way of seeing the city from a different aspect. Hop On Hop Off Stops: 1) Yonge-Dundas Square/Eaton Centre - 1 Dundas Street East 2) Carlton & Yonge - 439 Yonge St 3) Wellesley & Yonge - 549 Yonge Street 4) Isabella & Yonge - 637 Yonge Street 5) Bloor & Yonge - 763 Yonge Street 6) Park Hyatt 7) Casa Loma - 160 Kendal Avenue 8) Spadina & Bloor - 7 Spadina Road 9) Bata Shoe Museum - 327 Bloor Street West 10) Yorkville/ ROM/ Gardiner Museum 11) AGO/Chinatown/Kensington - 100 McCaul Street 12) Scotiabank Theatre - 132 John Street 13) King & John / Tiff Bell Lightbox - 287 King Street West 14) CN Tower North / MTCC - 255 Front Street West 15) Union Station / Starbucks - 123 Front Street West 16) CN Tower South / Ripley's Aquarium - 288 Bremner Boulevard 17) Info Centre/ Harbourfront 18) Hockey Hall of Fame /Sony Centre - 1 Front Street East 19) St. Lawrence Market - 93 Front Street East 20) Distillery District

Toronto: Distillery District Exploration Game Tour

2. Toronto: Distillery District Exploration Game Tour

The city game starts at Cherry Street Gate. It will take you around 1.5 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Saulter Street Brewery. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.

Toronto: Distillery District Historic Walking Tour

3. Toronto: Distillery District Historic Walking Tour

Tour one of Toronto's newest and oldest landmark locations - popular with tourists and locals alike. The Distillery District's Victorian buildings and cobblestone streets are steeped in history, and are today lined with hip indie restaurants, bars, boutiques, galleries, outdoor sculptures and theaters.  On the tour, you will explore the largest and best preserved collection of Victorian industrial architecture in North America. The story of a young, inebriated city collides with the rise of the Gooderham and Worts Distillery, their families and so much more. Spend an hour with one of the expert, enthralling guides who will tell you stories of business intrigue, a drunk city and the company that became the world's largest distillery. The tour includes a visit to Mill Street Brewery for a brief talk.

Toronto: Haunted Night Walking Tours

4. Toronto: Haunted Night Walking Tours

Ghosts, graveyards, hangings, and haunts. Hear some of the most spine-tingling ghost stories from the earliest days of Toronto. You will never look at the city in the same way again.  Choose between 4 unique tour options. After hearing about the ghostly encounters that took place in the area, your cloaked guide can walk you back to the start location, or leave you to enjoy a sleepless night in the city.  The Original Haunted Walk of Toronto (75-Minutes) Depart from the courtyard in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame to walk from the heart of the financial district into the old town. Listen to chilling tales and see a darker side to Toronto's history including haunted theaters, unsolved mysteries, and the terrifying encounters at Mackenzie House. The entrance fee to Mackenzie House is not included.  Campus Secrets and Spectres (75-Minutes) Discover the grand architecture and tree-lined paths of the University of Toronto downtown campus filled with a dark history and ghostly tales. Your tour guide will lead you through the haunted campus and the Ontario Legislative Assembly.  Spirits of the Distillery (75-Minutes) With tales of gruesome accidents, the world of whiskey-making, and War of 1812, you’ll quickly see why this is the area known as one of Toronto’s most haunted spots. Black Creek Pioneer Village (90-Minutes) Explore the supernatural side of Toronto’s historic pioneer village in the dark. Featuring some of the oldest buildings in the city, Black Creek Pioneer Village is the perfect, creepy backdrop for a night of spine-tingling ghost stories.

Toronto: Scenic 3-Hour Guided Bicycle Tour

5. Toronto: Scenic 3-Hour Guided Bicycle Tour

Discover Toronto like a local by bike and relax under the expert care of your passionate guide who loves cycling through their city. The green spaces, bike paths, and local artwork is a great way to start your visit to Toronto. Choose between 2 unique 3-hour bike tour options that will help you see more and make the most of your visit to Toronto.  Check-in at the bike shop and be kitted out with a bicycle and helmet. Set off with your guide who will help you skip the traffic to make the most of Toronto's bike paths and beautiful parks. Benefit from the local insights of your guides and enjoy stops for photo opportunities. Get to know where things are and how the city is laid out so that you can explore further on your own. The tour concludes with your return to the starting point. Harbour Views, the Island and the Historic Distillery District Tour This afternoon tour offers a break from the bigger city and gives you a taste of Toronto’s small-town charm. Ride along the waterfront, enjoy beach visits, and a ferry ride. Re-enter the city via the historic Distillery District, where you will step back in time. Includes ferry transport to and from Toronto Island.  Midtown, Brickworks and Distillery Tour This morning tour offers a fantastic cross-section of life in Toronto, satisfying both your urban cravings and love of nature. Zip along city streets then detour through forested parks. From the smells of street vendors’ carts to the cool breezes and chirping birds in the forest, you'll discover that Toronto is a city within a park. 

Toronto: Small Group Tour by Van with Boat Trip

6. Toronto: Small Group Tour by Van with Boat Trip

Let your driver take the strain as you enjoy a narrated trip around Canada's metropolis. Immerse yourself in an intimate experience with a maximum of 9 guests as you see sights like the Rogers Center and bustling Dundas Square. Benefit from pickup from your accommodation in downtown Toronto and clamber aboard your Mercedes vehicle. Admire the city's streets and buildings as you zip around downtown accompanied by commentary from your guide. Learn about local insights and historic highlights, and get personalized recommendations as you go. See the CN Tower, the iconic "Toronto" sign at Nathan Philips Square, and all the other downtown essentials. Enjoy a stop to explore St. Lawrence Market. Use the free time to grab something to eat or indulge in some shopping at the independent stalls. On days the market is closed, take a stroll instead around the atmospheric cobblestone streets of the Distillery District. After your stop, hop on board a vessel for a cruise on Toronto Harbor. Admire the downtown skyline and the city's islands from the water as you cruise just off the shore. At the end of your experience, enjoy drop-off back at your downtown accommodation.

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

7. 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.

Toronto: Small Group City Night Tour with Boat Cruise

8. Toronto: Small Group City Night Tour with Boat Cruise

Explore Toronto on an evening van tour including a scenic harbor cruise. See the city's twinkling lights, skyline, and top attractions illuminated at night from both the road and the water. Sit back and relax on two modes of transportation, seeing the city from different perspectives. Enjoy having your own local guide to share unique and fascinating stories about the surrounding area, including exclusive local insights, historic highlights, and personalized recommendations. Begin your tour of Toronto with a hotel pickup in the comfort and style of a Mercedes Metris van. Head straight to the harbor for your boat cruise. Take in the very best views of the bustling city's skyline illuminated at night on your relaxing harbor cruise. Once back on land, hop back in the van and listen to your guide narrating and providing highlights about the surrounding area along your drive. See multiple points of interest come to life at night, including the bustling Yonge/Dundas Square - Canada’s Time Square and the iconic "Toronto" sign colorfully lit up. Next, explore the historic Distillery District. Here, enjoy some free time to walk along the cobblestone streets, marvel at some unique artisanal stores, and maybe grab a quick bite to eat if you're hungry. Then, make your way to your final stop of the tour: Cherry Beach. Walk along the sandy beach to take in a marvelous illuminated views of the lit up city skyline at night before heading back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Distillery District

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 991 reviews

Nicole was excellent distillary tour guide. She was knowledgable and personable and more than capable to answer related questions. She did not cancel tour as lone participant and she even went into overtime no complaints. Recommend tour. Interesting history that expands beyond Toronto limits.

Jillian nos contó grandes historias, cambiaba de acento y siempre fue súper amable con nosotros, éramos un grupo reducido pero nos dio tiempo de tomar fotos, nos mostró buenos puntos y nos dio tips mientras caminábamos…interactuaba con nosotros. Fue muy divertido! Lo recomiendo bastante

Fantastic tour!! Our guide Tori was super knowledgeable and was able to give us both her personal and historical account of each site. She was also able to keep the group engaged throughout the tour. I highly recommend this tour!!

It was great fun on our tour this past weekend. Laura was absolutely amazing with her knowledge of all things historically spooky about Toronto. Thank you

Great tour! Issac was very enthusiastic and informative. Thanks