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Our most recommended Ontario Beer Tasting & Brewery Tours

Toronto: Local Craft Beer, History and Culture Tour

1. Toronto: Local Craft Beer, History and Culture Tour

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 2 pub stop, beer will be included, but you are welcome to purchase more.

Toronto: Craft Brewery Tour

2. Toronto: Craft Brewery Tour

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how craft breweries operate in Toronto and find out why the craft beer trend is here to stay. Start your tour with convenient pickup at Keele Station. Anticipate approximately 50 minutes at each brewery before moving on to the next, with the whole experience lasting around 3.5 - 4 hours. Enjoy a guided exploration of how craft beer is made from start to finish together with your driver, who’s also an industry expert in Toronto craft beer. Learn how to taste beer like a professional. At each brewery, you will receive a generous 20oz of beer samples. The Brew Captains are trained to take you through a sophisticated beer tasting. You will learn how to differentiate flavour profiles from one beer style to the next. It's a fun, and social beer tour that will get your group talking about all things craft beer.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Escarpment Boutique Wine Tour

3. Niagara Falls, Canada: Escarpment Boutique Wine Tour

Take the day to create your own itinerary and discover the Niagara Escarpment countryside, littered with over 50 vineyards, farms, rolling hills, and pristine rivers. Visit different wineries and take in stunning views while learning about wine production in the region. Make your own adventure of boutique wineries in the Niagara Escarpment. Choose over 5 different vineyard stops, with a custom-built wine tour. Mix wineries, breweries, small-batch distilleries, and cider makers into your itinerary, completely dependent on what you like and what you want to see. Admire the scenic and charming countryside, diverse with recreation areas, steep foot cliffs, clear streams, wetlands, waterfalls, and more. Learn about why the area is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, acting as a wildlife habitat for hundreds of animal species and plant life. Pay the extra cost to have a tasting at any of the locations, and even grab some lunch at a local eclectic bistro in the village. Meet the locals and browse a boutique cheese shop to pair with any wines you might purchase. Ride in a luxurious and comfortable vehicle through the day, with a fun and interesting guide making it worthwhile for everyone.

Toronto: Luxury Craft Beer Tour with Tastings in Niagara

4. Toronto: Luxury Craft Beer Tour with Tastings in Niagara

Hop onboard the tour bus in Toronto then head to downtown Niagara Falls, approximately 1.5 hours away. Arrive at the Niagara Brewing Company, and kick off with a tasting session of locally brewed beers. There’s also time to grab some lunch (at your own expense). From Niagara Falls, travel into Niagara-on-the-Lake, home to many vineyards and craft breweries. Visit three of the region’s best craft breweries, and take a behind-the-scenes look into the brewing process. While you explore the breweries, listen to the brew masters explain how beer is made. At each venue, enjoy a tasting session of craft beers. At the end of an epic day, relax on the return journey to Toronto.

Gananoque: Helicopter Tour with Craft Brewery Stop and Lunch

5. Gananoque: Helicopter Tour with Craft Brewery Stop and Lunch

Discover the lush 1000 Islands archipelago and gaze through crystal-clear waters at old shipwrecks on a thrilling helicopter tour from Gananoque. Land at ARBRU Craft Brewery for a pizza lunch and paired with a sampler flight at Canada’s first off-grid craft brewery. Get checked in a the tour supplier's office and get ready for your flight. Strap in and experience the thrill of lift off. Hear your pilot clearly with the headphone and microphone system.  Glide over the the majesty of the 1000 Islands, taking in spectacular views of Boldt Castle, Singer Castle, Millionaire's Row, the 1000 Islands International bridge and shipwrecks which can be seen resting on the bottom of the mighty St. Lawrence River.  Disembark at the ARBRU Craft Brewery and walk along a path through hops fields, which are used to craft a range of exceptional brews. Be greeted with a flight of craft brews and a personal-size stone-fired pizza. Choose from pepperoni, meat lovers, or margarita. Enjoy a delicious and relaxed meal before heading back to the helicopter for your flight back to your meeting point in Gananoque.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Private Craft Beer Tasting Tour

6. Niagara Falls, Canada: Private Craft Beer Tasting Tour

Discover the glorious world of Canadian beer on this day trip with a live guide. Visit 6 of Niagara's best craft breweries, take a behind-the-scenes look at the brewing process, learn about beer from the brewmasters, and enjoy plenty of tasters. Start your day with a pickup from your hotel. Jump in the car, relax and, enjoy the ride. Your guide will fill you in on the region's history and the breweries as you drive by. Visit a variety of craft breweries, and find out what makes Ontario craft beer taste so good. Treat yourself to some locally brewed beer flights and grab some lunch, if you like. Grab your fellow beer-loving pal and head to the Niagara region for a day of craft beer tasting that will tickle your tastebuds.

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What people are saying about Ontario

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 83 reviews

Dave, our tour guide was awesome. Knowledgeable, personable and flexible in timing where possible. The tour is a great balance of walking, resting and sipping. Thoroughally enjoyed our afternoon and the lively people we met from Chicago, Switzerland and Peterborough. Definitely a great way to spend the afternoon.

Fun tour! Great first experience in Toronto to help us get oriented to the city and enjoy some delicious beer.

Jason was a phenomenal guide, full of knowledge of Toronto’s rich history and craft beer legacy. Great tour!

Mike was an awesome tour guide. We don't only learn about beer but about history of Toronto too.

Jordan was a wealth of knowledge. The group size was perfect to ask questions and interact