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Old Town Tours

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19 Queen Street | Corks Wine Bar & Eatery, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
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Private Walking Tour of Niagara-on-the-Lake Historic District
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Walking Tour of Niagara-on-the-Lake Historic District
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Niagara on the Lake's Original Walking Tour- It’s the best way to connect to and feel the heartbeat of our town!Explore the sites that echo with stories of the past, heroes and villains, revolution and war, slavery and freedom, arts and culture.Our local guides’ enthusiasm and knowledge will combine to inform and captivate you each step along the way. A ninety minute walking tour, visiting more than 20 sites.Rain or shine the pace of the walking tour is geared to the participants. Our tours are designed to explore the rich history of the people, places and events that have formed this unique part of Canada over hundreds of years. Our friendly and knowledgeable guides won't overload you with dates but will paint a picture of how the town developed and how it played a central role in the history of the country and it's relationship with our southern neighbour, the United States.
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19 Queen Street | Corks Wine Bar & Eatery, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Lily is exceptional at what she does and was a highlight of our Australian friends' visit to Niagara and Canada. Her insights into the origins, politics, wars, religion, cultures, architecture and social history of Niagara-on-the-Lake and the Niagara region, as well as interesting anecdotes about...More

Thank David G
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Very glad dh booked this tour for our first full day in NOTL. Lily really knows the town and its characters well, and she gave us a wonderful tour. If you're afraid it's too much walking, don't be. I feel like we probably didn't walk...More

Thank Deborah W
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We visited for our anniversary and had a marvelous time. Lily was a wealth of information and gave the right amount of backstory to make us feel like we were learning something. This was a great way to spend a morning.

Thank Brian E
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

You must do this tour if you go to NOL if you are at all a history buff. The tour gives you a wonderful sense of how people lived and died in this area. House designs, gravestones and a people's history. So enjoyed this tour!

Thank Sue B
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Lily is one of the best tour guides I've ever met and her knowledge, humor and obvious love for this little gem of a town make this tour a "must do". She is able to tell the wide ranging history of NOTL in such a...More

Thank Korie P
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We discovered this tour last minute while looking for something to do on a day that was iffy weather-wise. Reservations were required but we risked showing up without them and we weren't disappointed, a group of four of us, set off with Lily of Old...More

Thank egslade
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

Niagara-on-the-Lake is very lucky to have this tour and Lily. We learned a great deal about this quaint and artistic area. We visited beautiful historic sights and came away with an appreciation for the rich history of the area. Lily was great and took time...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

We really lucked out having Lily as our guide. She was wonderful! My husband and I were the only ones on the tour, so we had her full attention. Lily knows the history of the area really well and is obviously proud of her town....More

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LilyF_Old_Town_Tours, Owner at Old Town Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Hello Cara, Thank you for taking the time out of your hectic life to write your very kind and much appreciated review. Hope you're visit to our town was really relaxing for the two of you. Cheers, Lily

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

This was my first time being in Niagra-on-the-Lake and having fell in love with the scenery and ambience of the location; I even felt even more connected to the location after our group's walking tour with Lily Forsyth. Lily made us feel very much welcomed...More

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LilyF_Old_Town_Tours, Owner at Old Town Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you so much for your very kind and considered review. I had a wonderful time with your group and loved getting to know a little about each of you, one of the privileges of doing tours. I do hope to see all of you...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I , along with another couple , went on a private walking tour of Niagara on the Lake during a recent long weekend visit to Niagara Falls. It was a first time visit to NOL for our friends and the first time...More

Thank Sealy E
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LilyF_Old_Town_Tours, Owner at Old Town Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Meeting great people like yourselves and introducing them to our town always makes my work a lot of fun. Thank you so much for the feedback and I hope you keep coming back to our town and discovering more with each visit. Warm regards, Lily

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Response from LilyF_Old_Town_Tours | Property representative |
I'm not sure if my original reply was logged so I'll thank you again for your interest in our tours and explain that I just received your request today. We only have 1 regularly scheduled tour at 10:30am though you can book... More
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Hi Annie, Thank you for your interest in our tours. I tried to answer your email using info provided. I used both ca and com endings but it was undeliverable. If you look up Old Town Tours in Niagara on the Lake you will be... More
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