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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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Delightfully informative

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Newport Beach, California
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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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 

bangalore
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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Connecticut
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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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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 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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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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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 

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