Niagara on the Lake Wine Tours Are a Blast. Let’s Taste!
It’s time to talk about Ontario’s famous wine again! Lots of travellers that want to enjoy the Niagara wine region are looking for Niagara on the Lake wine tour packages to make planning simple. This is a great idea. Sometimes you can find Niagara wine tours on Groupon but since many people are travelling through or just heading down for the day that’s not a completely reliable option. That’s why we’ve written about some of the best Niagara wine tours and how to book them to avoid disappointment.
From Niagara vintage wine tours to tours that let you ride bicycles (it’s totally safe), there’s lots of options for booking the perfect wine tour for you and your group. We aimed to outline the best ones for you to choose from to make your research easy. Ontario is always full of adventures so if you’re looking for a place to stay then be sure to check out one of the many authentic inns that are dotted across the province! Ready to get tasting some wine? Sure you are! Let’s go!
Wineries in Niagara on the Lake
If you’re looking to learn more about one of the most famous wine regions in Canada before you book your tour, you can read up on our list of some of the best wineries in Niagara on the Lake! We’ve provided a handy winery map below so you can see where those places are in relation to each other. This will help you choose the wineries for your tour if you’re booking one where you get to decide on the places yourself. There’s more than we’ve listed below but these are a mix of larger, established wineries with some of the smaller, newer wineries that are springing up in the region.
Niagara on the Lake Wine Tours
If you know the region and you have an idea of the kind of tour you’re looking for, feel free to jump ahead and have a look at the prices, the details, the reviews, and booking procedures. All of the following tours are highly-rated on Viator, the travel arm of TripAdvisor. All you have to do is pick the one you like!
For the Wine and Cheese Pairing – Check the Prices for This Wine Tasting
For the Gourmet Meal Included – Check the Prices for This Wine Tasting
For some Bike Exercise and Optional Picnic – Check the Prices for This Tasting
For your own Special Itinerary – Check the Prices for This Wine Tasting
Below, you’ll find more details about the tastings so read on to make the right decision for you!
Niagara on the Lake Wine Tasting With Cheese Pairing
If you’re a fan of cheese, this might be the tour for you. Set up as both a morning or an afternoon tour, this wine tasting takes a small group (capped at 15 people) to 4 wineries in the area to learn about and taste Ontario wines. You receive multiple tastings at each of the wineries, and you’ll be walked through the wine-making process. This tour is great because they showcase both a larger winery and smaller boutique wineries that are considered “hidden gems” in the growing wine region.
It should be noted that hotel pick-up from the town of Niagara on the Lake OR Niagara Falls is ONLY included in the price of the afternoon tour. If you book the morning, you’ll just begin the tour when you meet the shuttle at the central meeting location that is confirmed with your guide!
The reviews overwhelmingly rave about the guides being friendly, knowledgeable, punctual, and detail-oriented. You’ll learn a lot about the history of the area, the food pairings, the famous Ontario Ice Wines (yum!), and the cheeses that go with your tastings. They’ll go so far as to contact you ahead of time to confirm the pick-up spots and everything! If you want a fool-proof tour around the region that checks off all the details and creates an overall great experience, have a look for yourself below!
Niagara on the Lake Wine Tasting With Gourmet Meal
If you’re looking for Niagara on the Lake wine tours with a gourmet lunch or dinner – this is the wine tour for you! If you book the morning departure, your 5.5-hour wine tour of the region will consist of a few winery visits and tours before settling into one of the finest restaurants in the area for a three-course meal. If you book the afternoon departure time, your 5.5-hour tour will consist of visiting three wineries (one larger and two smaller ones) while finishing off with a three-course dinner.
You’ll be taken around the region in a small group by a dedicated, knowledgeable driver. Pick up from hotels in the area is included in the fees and discussed beforehand to ensure there are no hiccups on the day of. Overall, the fees cover entrance fees and tastings, as well as the delicious meal you’ll get depending on the tour time you take.
As with most of the top-rated wine tours, the reviews of this tour rave about the guides that took them around for the day. For the tour where you don’t have to worry about where to eat during the day, check out this tour for the perfect outing in Niagara on the Lake.
Wine Tasting with Biking Tour with Optional Picnic
If you want to get some exercise and enjoy the fresh air of the Niagara countryside, then a bicycle wine tour is for you! On this tour, you’ll bike to 4 or 5 wineries depending on if you go on the half day or full day tour. The full-day tour begins in the morning but a picnic lunch is included in your price. You’ll head to a large winery to begin the day and stop off at a few smaller ones along the way. The pace is leisurely and the groups are small so you can enjoy the ride between places.
The half-day tour leaves just after lunch and follows a similar circuit. The only difference is instead of a lunch, you’re offered a delicious cheese platter as your food item on the tour. Overall, your fees include hotel pick-up from the Niagara region, entrances and tastings at the wineries, the rental of the bike and helmet, and more. The reviews mention how kind, knowledgeable, and responsible the guides are. Considering you’re biking around after having a few samples, safety is of the utmost importance and this tour delivers. The tour runs whether rain or shine!
“Build Your Own Itinerary” Niagara on the Lake Wine Tour
Got a day in Niagara with a small group and want to go the extra mile to make a truly unforgettable and personalized day in the region? Then this tour is for you! From the upscale vehicle to the guide and driver catering to your needs – creating your own itinerary with a company is a way to go!
You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Niagara on the Lake or Niagara Falls and be driven around to 5-7 wineries/venues. Because the itinerary is yours to create with the help of your guide, you can even mix in one of the beer, cider, or whiskey distilleries in the area.
While pickup in a private upscale vehicle is included, some of the tastings at the wineries are extra so be sure to discuss that with your guide. The reviews of the experience are basically a bunch of people who are blown away at the value for money and the perfect day. The driver/guide even takes photos for you and emails them to you after the tour is over!
And there you have it – some of the best wine tours in Niagara on the Lake! What do you think? Have you been on any of these adventures? Any other methods of wine enjoyment that we missed? Let us know how your tour goes – we’re always interested in promoting the best travel tips.
As always, Happy Wine Waddlin’,