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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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Walking Tour of Niagara-on-the-Lake Historic District
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Very interesting and fun tour.

Lily was an awesome tour guide. She has a wealth of knowledge of Niagara on the Lake from the very beginning to this day. My husband and I enjoyed the leisurely walk thru the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 30, 2016
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Eastlake, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Lily was an awesome tour guide. She has a wealth of knowledge of Niagara on the Lake from the very beginning to this day. My husband and I enjoyed the leisurely walk thru the town and even made a stop at the Prince of Wales Hotel. It is breathtaking. Thank you Lily!!

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Kagawong, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

My husband and I really enjoyed this interesting tour. With a leisurely walk through town, our knowledgeable guide Lily Forsyth, shared some of the history of this area. We could have listened to her all day. Time flew by very quickly as she explained fascinating tidbits about some of the people who founded this beautiful town. I highly recommend this... More 

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

It was a pleasure meeting you and your husband. I liked the fact that you were selling a visit to Manitoulin Island to the Americans on our tour before its start. Thanks for your kind words and know it's people like you that make my work fun. Hope to see you on your next visit. Lily More 

Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I'm so sorry I forgot the name of our tour guide but she was awesome. Her knowledge of the old town and how it has evolved was so smooth and easy. We asked a number of questions and she didn't miss a beat in answering.

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

Answering questions makes the tour fun for me and lets me know that you were engaged and entertained which is my objective during a tour. Thank you for taking the time to join the walk and giving us feedback. It's really appreciated. Lily More 

Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Lily was an excellent source of information and was so accommodating in working with our schedule. We learned not only the history of the area but also got a good feeling of the local color of the community. It is such a charming area and the time spent on the guided tour was well worth it!

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

Thank you for joining the tour and following up with a review. It really means a lot to me to hear back and know that you enjoyed your time with us. Hope you'll be visiting again. Best regards, Lily More 

Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

We did a private Gates and Gardens tour with Lily. The tour was fascinating since she provided lots of history as well viewing the wonderful homes and gardens. Lily is very entertaining. It was a fabulous 2 hours with her. Highly recommended.

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

I'm so glad you joined me and enjoyed the tour. Many thanks for taking the time to write your much appreciated review. Cheers, Lily More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

I was treated to a walking tour of Niagara-on-the-Lake's historic district and it was absolutely fabulous! Our guide, Lily, was engaging, full of knowledge and very easy to get along with. We had no idea how much Canadian history unfolded in that little town and all the prominent figures who have passed through it over the years. We also enjoyed... 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 remarks. If you do join us again for another walk and I'm the leader let me know that you're "randomName19". I'd like to thank you in person. Best regards, Lily More 

Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

i booked and paid at the tourist bureau, then waited in front of the sign for 20 minutes before returning to the tourist bureau to learn that the leader had cancelled and would not give a tour the next day either Tours advertised promised a 2 hour walk with historical commentary (morning), gardens (afternoon) ghosts (evening)--were any given???

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

Dear Elizabeth, I'm terribly sorry that no one was there to meet you. We have been providing tours for over 6 years and this is only the second time this has happened in that period. Our protocol, if a guide is unavailable, is to call the Tourist Bureau so that tickets aren't sold and to block our ticket sales online... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

I bumped into Lilly sitting near the sign offering tours around NOTL. Since no one else turned up, it was like a private tour. She was very informative on the history of the town, with bits and pieces of social gossip of the last century to liven up what would be a boring historical tour. She pointed out interesting bits... More 

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

Hello Jyo, Thank you for joining me on the tour and taking the time to review it. Thank you too for your many kind about me as a guide. It was a pleasure meeting you and hearing about the other interesting places in the world you've visited and a bit about your own country, India which I'd love to visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

This town of Niagara on the Lake is very quaint! So many shops and places to eat! I would suggest September or October to do the down town area! Parking on the street is limited, but you can find many a shady tree to park under on the side streets.This is a great place for anyone who likes to walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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LilyF_Old_Town_Tours, Owner at Old Town Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. I'm so glad to hear you kept exploring after our walk. Hope you'll be back to visit. Cheers, Lily More 

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