Guided tour

Toronto: Chinatown and Kensington Market Guided Tour

Toronto: Chinatown and Kensington Market Guided Tour

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From US$ 49.09 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover the legendary Chinatown and Kensington Market of Toronto on a 2-hour walking tour. Uncover a century of Canadian history and try local and international delicacies.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Uncover a century of fascinating history as you stroll through the streets of Chinatown
  • Soak up the splash of colors, sounds, and flavors at the bustling Kensington Markets
  • Explore hidden lanes to discover graffiti art and stop for a tea or coffee
  • Sample one of the international food options available in the neighborhood
  • Join a carbon neutral tour, organized and led by an eco-certified tour operator
Full description
Explore Toronto's most lively boroughs on a 2-hour walking tour along the charming streets of Chinatown and Kensington Market. Uncover the history of Kensington as you wander down the friendly streets of its colorful market. Admire the graffiti-covered walls along the way and sample different foods as you wander down Kensington Market's vendor-lined streets. Visit Canada's largest Chinese community, and uncover a century of fascinating history in Chinatown, where there are no McDonald's or Starbucks to be seen. After your walk, hang out around the market for a while. Pick up a unique gift, shop for vintage clothing, or simply enjoy the colorful surroundings.
Includes
  • Professional local guide
  • Snack from a local vendor
  • Hot drink such as tea or coffee
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • This tour is organized and led by the world's largest travel B-Corp certified company. B-Corp Certification measures a company’s social and environmental impacts and responsible tourism practices
    • This tour finishes with plenty of time to travel to the “Beer Makes History Better” tour's starting point if you wish to do both in 1 day
    • Dress standard: summers can be hot and humid. Spring and fall can be cool, while winters are downright frigid with snow. Dress according to the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes
    • Child policy: children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively
    • Effective September 1, 2021, travelers aged 18+ must produce proof of COVID-19 vaccination on Intrepid Urban Adventures tours. Children aged 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery, or proof of vaccination
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 30 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.3/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Service
      4.5/5
    • Organization
      4.4/5

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    The visit is great! Jason is a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable about the neighborhood and its history. You will be entitled to many anecdotes :) We were able to take our time and the visit lasted 3 hours in the end. It may seem like a lot, but it goes by very quickly! Also during the visit we were only 3 which was very pleasant. I absolutely loved it, and recommend 100%.

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    June 2, 2022

    Mike was Awesome!!

    What a fun tour! Good size group, 5 couples, and wonderful guide. He had lots of great stories and knew lots of local history. He even (after checking with everyone to make sure it was ok with us) added 20 or so minutes of more fun stops. Highly recommend this tour!!

    August 21, 2016

    Informative, unique, entertaining underground tour

    We were very pleased with our tour of Kensington Market & Chinatown. Our tour guide knew quite a bit about each area and offered suggestions on things we could do in each area based on our likes/dislikes. He was friendly, available (even during a cold downpour), and eager to show us around. It's nice to see a side of a city that is normally unexposed to travelers.

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    April 22, 2013

    Product ID: 28602