Wolfville Magic Winery Bus
Wolfville Magic Winery Bus
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Ernestine P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
We went on the Hop On-Hop Off (HOHO) tour. I've done food and wine tours before but not in the HOHO format. It was a lot of fun; our conductor, Amanda, and driver, Paul were excellent ambassadors for the company and the NS wine industry.

We were on the 12 p.m. departure and because we wanted to visit all 4 of the wineries we opted out of lunch. Our itinerary followed the order of the winery stops (Benjamin Bridge, Lightfoot and Wolfville, Grand Pre, and Gaspereau) and the experience at the first 2 stops were stellar (3 wines each; beautiful setting with dedicated seating area); the welcome at the last 2 stops was ok (2 wines each).

The suggestion I have to the the tour operator that would have made my experience topnotch was if they offered a service to ship my purchases (for a fee/flat rate) instead of having to transport it with me on the flight home. This was offered at a wine tour I went on in Italy. I think I would have purchased more wine if I wasn't worried about having to take it home through my checked luggage.

Overall, I would recommend this tour. I am looking forward to trying out their other tour options to visit wineries that I didn't get to visit on this one.
Written September 9, 2023
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Belinda M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
My experience at the Tidal Bay Express Tour in Wolfville was like walking into a storybook village. Our tour guide made our visit extra special, as she was very knowledgeable and in her element while sharing a few jokes with us. The brew house, vineyards and wineries were absolutely exquisite! Nostalgia of pleasant feelings over swept me. I will definitely be planning another tour. Cheers!
Written July 21, 2023
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Taylor M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
For my Bachelorette 10 of us went on the Tidal Bay Express Tour. We had an INCREDIBLE time. Our tour guide Layla was so knowledgable about wine and the towns we were in. She was so friendly and made the bus trip so great. Our bus driver Philip was so sweet and kind, and offered his hand for every single person getting off the bus. They made sure we were on time for everything and the tour ran so smoothly.
The wineries we went to were STUNNING and the wine was amazing. I bought 4 bottles! I cannot recommend going on this tour enough! 100% worth the money and time.
Written July 16, 2023
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Happy
Singapore, Singapore340 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
We took the tour on Saturday. We visited 2 wineries and a brewery. Of course the Grand Pre winery has impressive tasting wine. Oldest winery and owned by Swiss family. Wines are full bodied. The Millstone brewery is also interesting. Different beers and you can elect different beer mix for tasting. Enjoyed the beers.
Written June 16, 2022
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marthawannabe
Moncton, Canada147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
A nice comfortable bus ride with full Covid protocols in place. The guide was very friendly and entertaining, with information about local history, places of interest, etc. I think the visit to the wineries could have been more structured. I've done tours of wineries in other countries (Chile, Australia, California) and they were more informative with a tour of the facility, information about the vineyards, vines and grapes. Also, the small plates at most were very small indeed. We sampled a red and white wine at each (all good), The stop at Domaine de Grand Pre was the best. Our guide was a trained vintner who could answer almost all questions, we got a sizable small plate (pasta with seafood, yum) and our tasting included a bonus of ice cider (I recommend it). Even though they were hosting a wedding during our tour, we did not feel crowded or in the way. And a short walk away was the UNESCO world heritage site.
Written October 3, 2021
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Beach L
Ontario, Canada173 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
We recently did a Thursday tour and were pleased with our day. Currently, the hop-on hop-off arrangement is not possible and we knew this in advance. We felt that the company did a fantastic job of being organized, safe and considerate of Covid-protocols including wiping the bus down at every stop whenever the groups exchanged bus riding. Going in to the tour at the time of booking, it is made clear that participants will only have 1 hour at each location. We did feel a bit rushed at two locations but the day was already 5.5 hours long so not sure anything can be done about that. Don't expect lengthy wine tastings, but again, if you read the details before signing up, you should know this. It was a great introduction to four local wineries and a fun way to have a DD to get us safely from place to place. Our tour 'guide' Mike was very pleasant.
Written October 1, 2021
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Catin71
Shediac, Canada22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
We had a amazing time . Customers service was fabulous. When over there way . Wine was amazing. Even with covid everyone was keeping use safe
Written October 1, 2021
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April L
Brooklyn, NY4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Friends
One hour at each stop entirely too long. No choices for red at some wineries a, or bare minimum at the others. Mercator is “known” for their chocolate pairing but they were out of that and reds.
Overpriced and over rated tourist trap This tour is not the way to go.
Written September 26, 2021
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Brown
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
The tour itself was pretty good, debatably a bit overpriced, though the management is atrocious. If you buy wine on the tour, you have to either carry it or store it in the bus, where the driver takes your bag, puts your name on it, and then puts additional bottles of wine that you purchase in it. One of my bottles was put in the wrong bag, and I mentioned it to the guide, who said he would talk to the manager about it during his recap, and that he would get back to me.

He didn't get back to me - I emailed him a week later. He then apologized that it happened, and didn't offer to do anything about it. He then blamed me for it being misplaced, said I put it in the wrong bag, or someone else took it out of my bag by mistake (the driver collects the bags, so he was wrong about that). He then claimed that the wine I purchased from Gaspereau wasn't on their portfolio, despite it being on their main page and their selection. Absolute incompetence from the "partner/operations manager".

He was incredibly arrogant, and refused to admit any fault on the business' end, despite it being an honest and completely understandable mistake. He eventually offered us a refund of half of the cost of the bottle of wine that was misplaced. I mentioned that it bothered me that he was unwilling to admit any fault, but kept placing it on me or other passengers. In his reply, he did not even address that, simply providing clarification about the refund. A simple acknowledgement was all I was asking for, and he refused.
Written October 8, 2020
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Natasha
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
Don't bother for the price. They made us give the wine we bought to the driver to stow under the bus and they lost one of our bottles of Gaspereau 2018 Moscat and blamed us for misplacing it. They never apologized for the error and were very difficult to speak to about this.
Written October 7, 2020
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