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Address: 19 Queen Street | Box 8000, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
Phone Number: 888-492-3532
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Description: Niagara on the Lake's Original Walking Tour- It’s the best way to connect...
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.
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My California cousin and I spent three days in NOTL in June. We attended the Shaw festival, ate at some wonderful restaurants and visited the falls (my cousin's first time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My California cousin and I spent three days in NOTL in June. We attended the Shaw festival, ate at some wonderful restaurants and visited the falls (my cousin's first time!). The highlight of the trip, however, was Old Time Tours. Lily was both knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her town. She took her time sharing stories of the history of the... More 

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

Thanks so much for your review Susan. It means a lot to hear back from enthusiastic travelers like you and I really appreciate you taking the time to write. More 

sudbury , canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I met up with my sisters in Niagara on the Lake and we took the walking tour after booking easily on line. The group was a small , 6-8 people and our guide was very knowledgeable. I had never been to NOTL before and learning about the history and its importance during the war of 1812 as we strolled the... 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 write your kind review. It’s always great to hear that you've enjoyed your tour with us and we do hope you come back to visit. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Anyone visiting Niagra-on-the-lake should not miss the chance to go on "The Old Town Tour". The tour guide Lillian was wonderful. Her knowledge, enthusiasm and friendliness was a perfect mix. She brought the history of Niagra-on-the-lake to life. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area. Irene and Bill Richmond Scotland

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

It was great fun for me to have you along on the tour. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience of it. Haste ye back and come visit us again. Lily More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Our Scottish relatives were visiting Canada and we wanted to do something special with them and decided to take them on the Old Town Tour. It did not disappoint!! Our guests loved it and it was also our third time taking the tour because there is always new information and history tidbits to discover each time. Lillian, our guide, is... More 

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

What a pleasure it was to have your Scottish cousins on the tour. Willie definitely kept me on my toes. He almost knew as much history of the area as I did. It was wonderful to have you on the tour again...you're now almost like family! I'll be waiting to see you again. Did you want to audition as a... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Lily … my wife Toni and I were fortunate enough to have spent a wonderful two hours with you on Friday 03 July walking about the streets of Old Town at NOTL. I am just sending you this short note (sorry for the delay) to let you know how very much we appreciated that time spent with you. My wife... More 

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

I wrote a thank to you after your very kind personal note so just let me again say how much I appreciate you taking the time to review the tour and what a pleasure it was to meet the two of you. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This was our second time visiting Niagara-on-the-Lake, but our first guided tour. It was definitely the highlight of our trip and that it saying a lot because we love this place! Thank you Lily for sharing your knowledge with us.

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

Thanks so much for your enthusiastic review. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the tour and hope you visit us a third time. Lily More 

Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We had such a great walking tour of Niagara-on-the-Lake last week! Learned and understood the history of the village through many periods up to the present and all enhanced with being on location. The guide comments was always interesting and to the point with quite an extensive knowledge to field any of our questions. All in a very sympatic and... More 

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

It was fun for me to be able to answer your questions and speak to you about our town’s amazing history and the people who helped shape it. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of the tour. Lily More 

Portland, Maine
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Lily, our guide was informative, friendly and very good at what she does. She shared a combination past and present history and gave us a real taste of what Niagara on the Lake was and is today.

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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 review the tour and share your experience. It was a pleasure to have you join me. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My friend and I took this tour on our first day in NOTL. It gave us a greater appreciation for the town during our stay there. Lily was an excellent and very knowledgeable tour guide!

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

I really do enjoy meeting visitors that come to our town and the opportunity to tell them about those people and things that make it such a special place. Thank you for having taken the time to review the tour. I'm always happy to get feedback. Warm regards, Lily More 

michigan
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

If you are staying in the town, you must take the tour. Lily is so knowledgeable. We learned so much about the history of the area and the hotel we were staying in. If you have the time, it is well worth the 2 hours. Thanks Lily!

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

Thank you for your review and allowing me to give you a glimpse into the history of our town and to share its beauty. It was a pleasure to meet you. Warm regards, Lily More 

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