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Address: 19 Queen Street | Corks Wine Bar & Eatery, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 888-492-3532
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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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Awesome walking tour!

If visiting Niagara Falls then a short trip to Niagara-on-the-lake is a must, especially the Old Town Tour run by Lily Forsyth. This walking tour lasts about 1.5hrs and Lily is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

If visiting Niagara Falls then a short trip to Niagara-on-the-lake is a must, especially the Old Town Tour run by Lily Forsyth. This walking tour lasts about 1.5hrs and Lily is an amazing source of knowledge about the history of the town and also what is currently taking place - a true walking encyclopedia of the town! Have no fear... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful town and this helps to explain so much of the stunning places you'll see. Lovely and fantastically preserved buildings and with the new things going up on board with the in keeping of the town's architecture. A lovely place to have a walk and buy a thing or two.

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

So glad you enjoyed our town. Thank you for allowing us to introduce you it's history and people and then taking the time to write the review. We always appreciate it. Hope you'll visit again. Cheers, Lily More 

Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We experienced the ghost walk on a dark and windy night in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The tour leader was very knowledgeable and passionate about the area, although we were concerned when she started off the tour by telling us that this was her least favourite tour and she had only done it twice before! Based on the temperature that evening and by... More 

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

Hi Barb, Thank you for taking the time to review the walk. It was freezing that night! I apologize about keeping the group out beyond your expectation. I'm sure that took out some of the fun. Our normal tour is 2 hours and somewhere along the line I obviously didn't make that clear or forgot that you were wanting only... More 

Pittsburgh, PA
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Lily did a wonderful job with our walking tour of NOTL! She is a very knowledgeable historian of the town. She called me and emailed me to be sure I understood the time and place to become part of the tour. Since it was our first visit to NOTL it was great to learn the history of this quaint little... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. Feedback is always very much appreciated. Cheers, Lily More 

Youngsville, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We had a wonderfully informative tour by Lily. She was very knowledgeable about the history and surrounding area of Niagara-on-the-Lake and enthusiastically shared it with us. After our tour, we asked for a few recommendations for lunch, which she gave us a couple from which to choose. I will give a review of the restaurant that we selected.

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

Thank you for allowing us to introduce you to our town. We always appreciate our visitors taking the time to give us feedback so that we can give our visitors a great experience. Many thanks for taking the time to review our tour. Best regards, Lily More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

My wife and I decided at the last minute to sign up for the tour - got our tickets literally10 minutes before it started. As it turned out, it was well worth it - there was only one other couple with us, so it was very easy to follow along. Be warned that it's not really that much of a... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This tour was a last minute decision as we had some time to spare but turns out to be the best $20 each we ever spent. We were met by Lillian in front of Corks restaurant, she shared some much history about Niagara on the Lake we were thoroughly entertained and enlightened by her stories.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I never knew that NOTL has such a rich history, and that it played an integral role in the founding roots of the Canadian people, as it was related to our American neighbors to the south. Lillian's review was very thorough, interestingly delivered, and very thought provoking. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area!

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

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