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Review of Go North Tours

Go North Tours
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Owner description: Go North Tours began in 2009 with the vision of becoming a premier tour company in Nova Scotia. At first we offered a variety of tours in and around Halifax as well as wine tours of the blossoming wine industry. By 2010, the wine tours took off and we became the leader in guided wine tours, offering daily departures from Halifax and expanding the company to include a division solely for wine tours called Uncork Nova Scotia. Our tours offer unique itineraries for groups that include wine tastings, "behind-the-scenes" vineyard tours, and great regional cuisine. Go North Tours became an Associate Member of the Winery Association of Nova Scotia in 2009 and has been educating visitors and locals about our blossoming industry for the past six years. In addition, we are still happy to provide outstanding tours of the Halifax and Peggy's Cove as well. With just 8 people on each tour travelling in a spacious air-conditioned vehicle, you get friendly, personalized service and a comfortably paced day trip.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Fabulous ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We took the Local Libations tour, which consisted of 4 stops. The first stop was the Gaspereau winery, then off to a pub for lunch and where we had the Sea Level Brewery flight. Our next stop was the Barreling Tide distillery and the final stop was Annapolis Cider. Each stop was very informative with the distillery and cider establishments our favorites. Russ at Barreling Tide was hands-on and answered all of our questions, as did Emily at Annapolis Cider. We had the owner of Go North, Laila, as our tour guide. She was fantastic. We would definitely book another tour with her.

Visited August 2016
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Bedford, Canada
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“A wonderful day of sipping and learning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We took this tour with our two adult daughters who were visiting from outside the province...and we made memories that will last for a very long time. Laila picked us up at home and custom-designed a tour based on our interests and tastes. We visited a winery and a brewery before lunch, had a lovely lunch in Port William at the Port., then went on to see another winery and a brand new apple cider brewery in Beautiful Wolfville. All along the way, in a comfortable, air conditioned Van, Laila taught us so much about wine, sharing her vast knowledge and her passion for the NS wine industry. We enjoyed her humorous stories, historical overview, and specific information about the grapes grown in NS and how they are used to craft wines that are quickly becoming respected worldwide. She is an amazing, talented, and skilled tour guide and I would recommend her to anyone! We were also very impressed with the people who welcomed us to their businesses and allowed us to sample their wine, beer and cider. There was so much variety throughout the day! We will recommend Go North Tours to everyone! Thank you so much Laila!

Visited August 2016
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Like a good wine, the perfect blend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Laila is amazing. She knows her wines and listens to her customers! We had the perfect day of friends, cheer and great wines.

This door-to-door wine tour is worth every penny. Laila was on time at our pick-up spot with a comfy large van and was quick to adapt to our needs. We learned that most people on the tour preferred dry white wines and so Laila made arrangements for each of the vineyards we visited to showcase their whites. Laila was also willing to head to Estates that we had requested ahead of time.

Laila knew the history of the area and wine growing in the region, knew her wines. Tours were arranged at each stop which were informative; we learned about the wines, the process, the soils and the history of the grapes. We never felt rushed and always had time to enjoy the spectacular views of the area. Our day wrapped up with a small picnic and a glass of our favorite wine from the final Estate before we hopped back on the bus to Halifax.

Not only would I recommend Laila and Go North (Uncorked) to people visiting the region and wanting to sample a fine selection, I will probably go on another tour if I head back to Nova Scotia.

Visited August 2016
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New York City, New York
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“Worth double the money!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

The tour guide,Laila, was extremely knowledgeable about every stop we made, and there were many stops, each one was truly fascinating. With only 8 people on the very comfortable van, we had the advantage of her undivided attention. I learned something new at every place we visited from start to finish. I highly recommend this tour! I also liked that we were picked up and dropped off at our hotel. Very convenient.

Visited August 2016
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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“Superb Good Cheer Wine and Beer tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Our first full day in Halifax, Nova Scotia, was spent in the company of Laila, our tour guide and others wishing to enjoy some Nova Scotia wine and beer! Laila made the tour so interesting and enjoyable. The scenery en route was eye watering and the wineries and the brewery were very welcoming with the samples! It was a lovely start to our holiday and if ever we are in Nova Scotia again we would hope to do the Between the Vines Tour at least. Thank you Laila.

Visited June 2016
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