Niagara-on-the-Lake Tours
Niagara-on-the-Lake Winery Tasting Afternoon Tour with Wine and Cheese
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Niagara-on-the-Lake Winery Tasting Afternoon Tour with Wine and Cheese

By Niagara Wine Tours International
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Ages 19-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 3h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • Pickup and drop-off from Old Town & Niagara-on-the-Lake accommodations
  • Cheese pairing at one winery
  • 3 to 4 wine samples at each winery
  • All touring and tasting fees
  • Pickup and drop-off from most Niagara Falls accommodations is available for an additional shuttle fee
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Includes pick up and return from Niagara on the Lake accommodations in Old Town. Shuttle fee may apply to pick up locations outside Old Town Niagara on the Lake Daytripping guests meet at the Visitor's Centre near Fort George Historical Site at 51 Queen's Parade Highlights include; knowledgeable, local guide; providing insight into Niagara’s viticulture and heritage a variety of wine tasting at three award-winning wineries; including icewine (min 9-12 wines sampled) local and artisan cheese pairing with local preserves; paired with select wines browse and shopping time at each winery boutique
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Additional pickup options
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
      • 1534 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0, Canada
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 19252P4

        • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
        • Dress code is smart casual
        • Drinking age 19 years of age
        • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

        • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 19252P4

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        • Niagara Wine Tours International
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        • 435dionnem
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour
          Tony was an excellent guide and was quite knowledgeable of the area. The drive between wineries was nice with great views and the servers at each establishment were friendly and knowledgeable. My friends and I had a great time. First time tasting ice wine Would definitely recommend this tour with Tony as guide
          Written June 22, 2024
        • Climber61166852434
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          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          BEWARE of this company....
          Avoid booking a wine tour with this company, especially through their online platform. Despite purchasing a gift card for a tour, the company has ceased all communication via email and phone, leaving us out $200 with no booked tour in sight. There seems to be something suspicious happening with their operations. It's wise to seek alternative options for your wine tour to avoid losing your money like we did.
          Written April 16, 2024
        • Jet740672
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          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beware of buying a gift card or even supporting this company.
          BEWARE …do not buy a gift card from this company or even support them. We have tried to use a gift card to book 2 tours now … in 2023 and 2024 to no avail. Our gift card does not work for online bookings. I have to book with Karen by phone. I have sent dozens of emails and phoned Karen many times. She finally reached out in February and indicated I should call back end March. I have received the silent treatment ever since. I have notified Niagara tourism and they are trying to help.
          Written April 11, 2024
        • angelavZ454AM
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best Wine Tour!
          Carrie was an incredible tour guide! Amazing winery choices and she ensured the tastings were tailored to our preferences. Will absolutely book again!
          Written January 5, 2024
        • Camper46871228218
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Half Day Wine Tour with Niagara Wine Tours
          We went on the on a half day wine tour with Niagara Wine Yours International. John was our tour guide and we went with another couple. John was incredible as he gave the relevant history of Niagara on the Lake and related information of the winery business. We visited three small wineries and had various wine tastings. The whole experience was excellent as we had a very different experience as opposed to visiting large wineries. I would highly recommend this tour and request John as the tour guide!!!
          Written October 4, 2023
        • U9171VXannf
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          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience
          Tour guide Carrie room good care of us: from choosing a bike for all 7 of us carefully to taking care of my wounds because I fell off the bike. Carrie was also very knowledgeable of each winery. Wine tasting was very informative at each winery. 4 diff types wines at each winery, was unexpected. Carrie never rushed us, she allowed us to take as much time. We were booked for 10–2, but we didn’t finish until close to 3pm. It was definitely worth the cost. We brought snacks with us which was necessary to survive the bike tour. It was approx 14 k in total but never felt tired cause of the stops. One thing that our group did not like was; we were told about the gratitude gifts % when email was sent to us to confirm our tour. Maybe just include the gratitude with the price. So it’s not that awkward for tour guide to ask and customers to be reminded (a few times in total) to give the expected amount. But all in all, we like this tour and had lots of fun.
          Written October 4, 2023
        • S4378BRhollyp
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A simple, beautiful, unique and tasty experience!
          What a wonderful day! The bikes were comfy, the sites were incredible and our guide Carrie was SO knowledgeable! What a way to see Niagara and taste the different wines. We loved the unique wineries she brought us to, so cool!
          Written October 4, 2023
        • Lizette V
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent experience touching on local life, farming and wine making.
          Love that our guide was very receptive to all our questions, interacted with us going beyond wine experiences having in the mix - hers and our personal travels in Italy to exchange, made the bike tour a more personally engaging experience.
          Written August 28, 2023
        • mabelv803
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Tour
          Amazing tour ! Great experience on bikes + vineyards! Love it Carrie is so nice! She knows a lot of the wines, the zone and always cared about us!
          Written July 2, 2023
        • Martha M
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful experience
          Lawrence was a great guide! He was excellent at fluctuating the pace to fit all abilities of our group. He kept us very safe on the roads and had great tips for tasting the wines with interesting facts about the wineries. Great wineries and views! My family group all loved this, we had ages from 19-68 in our group of 4. Would absolutely do again next time we visit the area.
          Written June 16, 2023
        • davidhY2093DZ
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          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Not returning phone calls or emails.
          Please, please, please answer or reply to your phone messages and emails. We booked a tour but we have no confirmation number, so we have no definite booking. We have already booked our hotel.
          Written March 14, 2023
        • anneham60
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Loved this wine tour!
          Loved Carrie, knowledgeable, fun, friendly tour guide! Fabulous and unique wineries! Great recommendations! Highly recommend!
          Written February 19, 2023
        • Carm442
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful tour
          We had a wonderful afternoon with our tour guide John. John toured the area with us ensuring that our experience was memorable. He took us to three distinct wineries as well as touring the area explaining the historical background of everywhere we went.
          Written October 6, 2022
        • Emerald G
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous tour
          Absolutely fantastic time with our tour guide Carrie: who was very knowledgeable about the town and wineries. Carrie made us feel very special and making sure we were taken care of at the wineries. She went over and above to Veblen help the with serving us wine even though it was not her job. If I Have to give her 7 starts, I would. Definitely recommend this tour.
          Written August 22, 2022
        • Anitlnibsirb
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          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awful
          Terrible experience, wineries didn't even know we were coming and at the last one we were give a "glass" of wine to share at our table! What a joke. Also served us frozen bread as were were told that we were not expected so how were they to prepare a charcuterie board in the first place. We don't blame the wineries at all. We cannot get our money back now and they won't address the situation. We have everything in print, even a note from the last winery we visited saying "please give us another chance"
          Written August 22, 2022
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        4.5 of 5 bubbles45 reviews
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        Sable D
        Brampton, Canada4 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2021 • Friends
        I wish I could give this place ZERO stars. Not only was I charged 2 different gratuities, the package I purchased (Afternoon Journey of Vineyards & Vintages Wine Tour) was supposed to include a wine and cheese pairing (as listed on the website) and it was not offered. I paid nearly $1000 for a group of six to only visit three wineries. This package was supposed to be minimum four hours and we were done in less than three. This was extremely overpriced and not communicated well as their excuse was that their website was not up-to-date. I definitely feel robbed and it put a damper on my birthday experience with my friends. Our driver Sydney was lovely, She took pictures for us and had a good explanation on the places we were going, but the tour as a whole was not worth what I paid for. The website is misleading and whether it’s Covid or not if you choose to operate your business things should be clear and paying customers should not be left feeling that the experience was not worth it in the end.
        In regards to the wineries themselves, the first place we went to, Paradiso, was wonderful and I would visit there separately again the other two wineries were not great. The experience felt rushed and not very welcoming.

        I also want to add that I made a point to Sydney about each of these issues and no one from this company reached out to me. I will never book here again and I don’t advise anyone does either.

        I think it’s misleading that when you go on their website the company is listed as Niagara wine tours international but in the emails the company is listed as Niagara world wine tours…
        Written August 7, 2021
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        Sable, our website address was set almost 30 years ago, and it has changed ownership 1 time, the law requires different corporate names. This however is really not your issue, your issue is that you choose to book a tour and requested information. We were entirely clear and transparent our website was NOT up to date and it is in the process once we receive all updates from our tourism partners. but you already knew that too, since the 1st paragraph you received from us states this. What you are upset about is that you are required to pay private tour rates for a private tour. We actually let you pay the daily tour rate BUT hosted you privately. You cannot even pay us without reading instru ctions on how to to pay us, since were are not currently accepting CC only eTransfer payments. There is a 3 step instruction you must follow to book the tour. We even make it simple for you by providing the total amount due, including HST and private hosting gratuities are extra. We really do not know how to make that more clear. We fully understand you were very excited to book the tour, receive the discounted rate and be hosted privately, but that does not change the fact that you are the guest responsibile for booking the tour is responsible to read tour inclusions and escpecially the TWO (2) sets of confirmations that that you for your booking and payment and reminders about your upcoming tour including COVID concerns and tips on how to make the most of your tour and entire paragraph detailing how and when gratuities are paid to you tour guide, it is even highlighted and bolded. All our communication indicates your final tour confirmation will arrive in your inbox the night prior to your tour departure AFTER 8pm!! We also tell you why it will arrive then. Many wineries end up adjusting timeframes and shifting groups to accommodate their numbers as Covid protocol demands and changes. This affects us directly, since those are our partners we are arriving into the next day. So then we need to shift folks around to accommodate these changes. We understand this is frustrating, this is frustrating for us since it creates so much extra work on a Friday night when we just want to go home and drink wine!! We also tell you this 3 times in separate communication from us. We really do not know what more we can say to you without it coming off as insulting. We have certainly done our best to be proactive. We have been clear and transparent and more than fair with our pricing. So we really don't understand ? Were you planning on having Sydney drive you for almost 6 hours and guide your group thru the day, give you points of what to check out at each stop, ensure your tasting experience is what it should be and more and basically set up a photo shoot for you and your group in the wineries all day at each vineyard, then she uploaded them all to you and you did NOT want to provide her with a gratuity, because she earns as a minimum wage as student that depends on providing exceptional service and earn gratuities? All restaurants impose group rated gratuities too. Sable, it really sounds to us like you just wanted to take advantage of others for your own social enjoyment? This is quite surprising to us since most of the folks we have had the pleasure to host have been absolutlely lovely and filled with gratitude!! Our last correction to your story. We do NOT even provide the Afternoon Magical Tour this season. We have a brand new offering that you enjoyed as you read, paid for and we hope somehow you managed to enjoy something from you day other than your own displeasure of being frustrated because you either did not read the details or retain what you agreed to book, even though you were given the opportunity to review it 4 times in total. All the best!!
        Written August 18, 2021
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        OutwardBound66
        Mississauga, Canada41 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2021
        I booked the 20 Valley wine tour with cheese and chocolate platter. The website says 4 wineries but it was only 3 and one of them was horrendous. At the first winery we were seated outside right beside a busy road. The wine was awful and to use the bathroom you had to climb a steep staircase two flights up.
        The second winery was much better, their wine was delicious and we purchased several bottles, and while the last winery was good it was a little disconcerting that there were tubes and pipes all over the property because they were having sewage problems! The charcuterie board was suppose to have chocolate on it, but it did not and it was not nearly big enough for the 6 of us.
        To make matters worse, at 9 pm the night before our trip, I received an email saying there was a mandatory gratuity of $140 and our tour time had been bumped up an hour. I guess I had failed to read the extremely small print at the very bottom of our confirmation sheet that stated there was a mandatory gratuity of 18% for groups of 6. We had planned to do some shopping in Old NOTL prior to our tour, but because the tour was bumped up an hour we did not get to.
        Our guide was very nice, but she didn't even know where she was going and initially started driving with her phone in her lap to see the route. Thank god my husband was able to connect her phone to the car entertainment system so that she could see and hear the directions.
        I should have known that this would not be a great trip after the very curt phone call I had with the owner just prior to booking. But unfortunately it was the only wine tour available for the date we needed.
        Long story short, if you can book somewhere else do.
        Written August 16, 2021
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        Harriet W
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2020 • Family
        Just got back from Niagara on the Lake where we did a tour with this company. Honestly, could not recommend this activity enough! Our Guide, Daniel was absolutely fantastic! He is knowledgeable, funny, enthusiastic, and will do whatever he can to make your tour the best it possibly can be. With that being said, he is still laid back where you don’t feel like you’re being suffocated. We had such an amazing time in the area that we are planning to go back again within the next couple of years, and will be requesting Daniel to be our guide again for our tour.
        Written August 4, 2020
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        Marc A
        Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada16 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        My wife and I really enjoyed our winery tour. Our host and driver Carrie was very professional and knowledgeable and took very good care of us. We were able to visit 3 excellent wineries whose products were not available at the LCBO. We learned alot about wine and the history of the area and met some new friends on the tour! I would highly recommend this company.
        Written November 15, 2020
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        Marc & Julie... we had the perfect wine tour together!! It was such a pleasure hosting you both and introducing you to a few of our favourite wineries that are SO unique enjoying their fabulous VQA wines. Ontario's Niagara emerging wine region, offers such a vast portfolio of wines to sample and of course take home. Having so much fun learning, sampling & engaging with so many passionate folks at our partner wineries, many have not heard of before, is truly our passion! We won't run of any new wineries to continue to introduce to either!! We are looking forward to your return visit. Stay Safe and Many Thanks!!
        Written November 16, 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        dean
        United States14 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very fun tour. Our guide, Dave, was very knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining. We visited smaller boutique wineries. At each stop we were treated like VIPs. The winery staff took time to explain the wines and food pairings and we weren’t rushed, like we had experienced on our own at some of the larger wineries. Niagara Wine Tours obviously had developed strong rapport with the wineries we visited. Dave knew the winery staff and each winery was ready for our group of 6 when we arrived. Pick up at our lodging was convenient and on time. We’ll use Niagara Wine Tours again next year when we visit.
        Written September 18, 2023
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        Wahoo!! Such great feedback for our tours and Dave !! We are excited to have you back and change up your experience next year!! thankyou so much!!
        Written October 4, 2023
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        Jennifer L
        4 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2023 • Business
        What is up with ghosting customers? I had an over an hour long conversation with this company about customizing a corporate wine tour and tasting for 18 people 4 months in advance. They promised me everything we spoke about and even added things to the event for us. There was plenty of time for the quote to come through so wasn’t in a hurry to get it. It would have been a lot of work to get organized so when it started to get close to the planning of the event I contacted them…again and again and again. Never heard from them! I guess they were all talk, knew they couldn’t deliver on anything we spoke about. Absolutely horrible customer service and would never recommend them.
        Written June 24, 2023
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        Jennifer, we hope your were able to connect with the company you initially spoke with to co-ordinate your event successfully!
        Written January 8, 2024
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        abhi vani
        Ann Arbor, MI3 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2023 • Family
        The tour takes you to family-owned, local businesses. The stories behind the businesses and their wines are captivating. The tastings are very informative. However, we did not get to see the behind the scenes operation, which would have given this experience a five star.
        Our guide was 10 star! Very knowledgeable and caring. She helped us make dinner reservations in a local vegetarian restaurant and gave us a lot of information about the area and it’s people.
        Written September 18, 2023
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        thankyou for your kind feedback. Our team of host guides are top notch and pride themselves on delivering both memorable and fun experiences in wine country!! Due to your groups anticipated excitement for the day, you may have missed part of our description of the tour and on website, indicating a full behind the scenes tour in production has been removed since COVID and during Harvest production due to Health and Safety regulations here in Canada - our team takes the extra time to explain the process, take your right into the vineyards and explain the harvesting and wine making processes that are unique to each winery. We also sprinkle a little history throughout the tour that helps explain the changing processes Niagara has continued to grow thru. We certainly do our best to communicate all these details that may need to be adapted the day of, many of which are not in our control, so we do our very best to add in more so you don't feel like you have missed anything!! However, we also know our guests are so excited for their day in wine country with us some of these notations get missed in the excitement!! thankyou for your kind feedback. We are excited to have your group back with us again next season!!
        Written October 4, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        J Kristina
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2020 • Friends
        I had an amazing time on my tour thanks to our guide John! He was extremely friendly and knowledgeable and made sure each person on the tour enjoyed themselves. I can’t wait to come back and do another tour because of John! One of our winery stops was extremely busy so John decided to take us elsewhere to avoid sitting in the sun too long. We really appreciated that he cared so much and wanted to ensure we had the greatest experience. My favourite stop was probably at Between the Lines Vineyard. There we had Kate hosting our tasting and she did an amazing job as well. She seemed super knowledgeable about the products being sold at that winery and the history of the winery overall so we had a great discussion with Kate! Would highly recommend this tour!
        Written August 11, 2020
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        Sharon B
        Halifax, Canada5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We had a wonderful afternoon and really enjoyed the 3 winery visits . Learned a lot and really enjoyed first tastings of harvest and ice wines . Carrie, our guide was fantastic - very friendly and knowledgeable . She went the extra mile, pointing out places of interests , storing our purchases , and driving expertly through the snow .
        Written December 7, 2022
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        Sharon, thank you for your 5 STAR review!! We appreciate your feedback and compliments for our tour and Carrie's hosting! Her personal, customized approach with her guests and attention to detail shines thru with each of her tours!! We are excited to have you all back again soon!
        Written January 8, 2024
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        EM22
        9 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2022 • Couples
        Loretta was our guide for the day. She was extremely knowledgeable about different types wine and the stories about each winery we went to. We had her stay for some of the tastings since she gave more information about the wine than those from the winery. She was also very knowledgable about the NOTL area and history, which made the experience all the more better since we were able to understand the area we were visiting. She was engaging and fun and made our tour extremely enjoyable. The tour itself was very well put together. Great wineries chosen by the tour and the afternoon timing was perfect for a slow morning and ended early enough for dinner. I am planning to re-book this tour and hopefully with Loretta in the future.
        Written August 22, 2022
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        Loretta is a wealth of knowledge and the perfect host!! Her experience shines through with each tour!! We love your detailed feedback, our attention to detail allows our guests the ability to simply relax and thoroughly enjoy their day with us! We are excited to have you back in wine country soon!! Cheers!! :)
        Written January 8, 2024
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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