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Old Town Tours

19 Queen Street | Box 8000, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
888-492-3532
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Bizard island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

we were lucky we add a private tour on Sunday morning 10;30 am tour Lily Forsyth was are tour guide that we book few minute before the tour start but it could be done by internet she spoke loud and clear she knew very well what to say she was very intersting. she was able to answer questions. the tours... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you want a walking tour with inside stories by a knowledgeable guide this is the tour for you. We enjoyed learning the history of the town and the buildings, and the people who lived there from Lily.

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Ohio
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My wife and I booked this tour for a Sunday morning in July, 2014. We met our tour guide Lilly at the time and place promised. It was just the three of us. Lilly knows Everything about Niagara on the Lake. She is a willing and professional presenter. We learned it a lot in the most pleasant of ways. If... More

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LilyF_Old_Town_Tours, Owner at Old Town Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share you're experience. You're kind words are much appreciated. Cheers, Lily More

London UK
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37 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We took the walking tour with Lily one Saturday in August, and learned so much about Niagara on the Lake's history and characters. Would highly recommend taking this tour.

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LilyF_Old_Town_Tours, Owner at Old Town Tours, responded to this review

It was lovely to have you and your family on the tour. Thank you for taking the time to write your kind review. Lily More

Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Lillian was a wealth of knowledge as we walked through the town learning about the history. The tour was a good length with all our questions answered.

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LilyF_Old_Town_Tours, Owner at Old Town Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write your review. I really do appreciate it. Lily More

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My sister and I really enjoyed this tour. Lillian has tremendous knowledge of Niagara-on-the-Lake and we enjoyed learning the history, as well as a few gossipy stories about past residents! A great way to spend a couple of hours in Old Town.

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LilyF_Old_Town_Tours, Owner at Old Town Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Mary for your kind review. It was lovely to have you and your sister accompany me on the tour. Cheers Lily More

Dover, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Lilly, who gave us a wonderful overview of the area agri-business, the town architecture and history, and a look at characters who played an important part in the development of the town. She was gracious, knowledgeable and able to answer all our questions. It was a perfect way for us to begin our visit... More

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LilyF_Old_Town_Tours, Owner at Old Town Tours, responded to this review

Hello Jan, Steve and Mitch, Thank you for your lovely review and that you so kindly came by to see me before you left town. It was much appreciated. Hope to see you again. Warm regards, Lily More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Lily's tour was amazing! I was blown away by her vast knowledge of Niagara-on-the-Lake and the surrounding region. The tour provided a wonderful insight into the heritage and history of this pretty town (including some much appreciated local gossip). Lily is a supremely entertaining and knowledgeable tour guide - and a really nice person. I'd definitely recommend this tour to... More

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LilyF_Old_Town_Tours, Owner at Old Town Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Lady G for your great review. The best thing about doing the tours is I feel like I'm making friends all over the world. Cheers Lily More

Sherwood Park, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our last day in a wonderful stay in NOTL, we wanted to do the walking tour to find out more of the marvellous history of the town and area. Tour operator, Lily, was very knowledgeable about the history of the town and area. Highly recommend the Old Town Tour.

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LilyF_Old_Town_Tours, Owner at Old Town Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Derek for taking the time to review the tour. It's very much appreciated. Cheers Lily More

Novi, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This tour thouroughly exceeded our expectations. Our guide Lily was both gracious and a wealth of both historical and local information. The two hour tour is useful as both an introduction to the charming town, as well as satisfying "revision" for those who thought they well understood the place from earlier visits. I cannot think of a finer way to... More

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LilyF_Old_Town_Tours, Owner at Old Town Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Mark and Cindi for taking the time to review your tour experience. It's great fun for me and I truly enjoyed having the opportunity to help you discover a bit more of our town's story. Looking forward to you visiting our town again...Lily More

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