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The Rum Runners Tour

228 reviews
About The Rum Runners Tour
Prohibition was a wild,hysterical age filled with glamour & excitement difficult to match in history. It spawned the birth of speakeasies, flapper girls and blind pigs. Gangsters fought to secure a share of the illegal liquor business and mobsters like Al Capone relied on Windsor as the main supplier. The Rum Runners Tour take you back in time to that infamous period known as "The Roaring 20's."
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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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All reviews prohibition era piano player buffet lunch five hours hiram walker trolley ride speak easy various locations history lesson interesting information historic sites laughed so hard whiskey tasting french connection great canadian great fun sandwich
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Took the tour because a fellow co-worker was in the cast and convinced me to go. Had lots of fun, with some of the actors hopping on and off the trolley with tidbits of information. Highly recommend it. This would be very educational for school...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great organization that knows the local history and present a wonderful event. Actors are very convincing

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dean V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All of the actors were excellent,informative and very funny and entertaining and learned some history on the prohibition days on the Detroit River . See a lot of Windsor that you would never see if you did not take this Trolley Bus Tour. The meal...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Theresa M
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Another Senior bus tour. Ho-hum )-: But no...This tour was da bees knees! All da actors were da berries and Bertha Thomas is some hotsy-totsy dame. Gots ta say dat Yorkie was my favorite character, one lovable little hood! This is a tour and show...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomas M
Reviewed November 24, 2018

The Rum Runners tour was great fun. The characters were entertaining and very informative. I learned alot about prohibition. The lunch was delish and Bertha Thomas was the best! I would have appreciated a few statements about what happened once Prohibition was over. What happened...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

This tour was very well put together and very entertaining. The players were very knowledgable and entertaining. It was great to see and hear about the locations where the people lived and worked during prohibition. The visit to the distillery was also funny and tasty....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ThomasS3259
Mark B, Owner at The Rum Runners Tour, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2018

Thank you for your comments. Our goal is two fold, to educate and entertain. Sounds like we accomplished both.

Reviewed November 9, 2018

Perfect sunny weather added to this great fun packed day. The actors brought to life the incredible history of Rumrunning in this area along the Detroit River shoreline. The visit to the Wolfhead distillery was very informative, tasty and a nice break. We ended the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Highboy55
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Great tour through Essex County area with a lively cast recounting the times of prohibition. Informative, but entertaining and very professional. The meal included was very good and the entertainment during it hilarious!!!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karen M
Reviewed October 22, 2018

My wife and I took our daughter and her husband on this tour. We all had a wonderful time. Fun Characters depicting the Prohibition Era. They were our guides and explained the history of Prohibition and it's effect on Windsor and Detroit. We toured several...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cheri M
Mark B, Owner at The Rum Runners Tour, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2018

So glad you were able to spend your day with us and that you had a great time. We did too.

Reviewed October 16, 2018

We had the opportunity to participate in The Rum Runners Tour as part of a weekend package to the Windsor area with Great Canadian (October 2018). It was a very entertaining morning including lunch and we'd certainly like to experience it again! Kudos to ALL...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jayne S
Mark B, Owner at The Rum Runners Tour, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thank you for letting us share your day.

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September 18, 2018|
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Response from Trudy G | Reviewed this property |
There actually was a boy, somewhere in the 11-14 years old age group, accompanied by his dad on the trip and the actors were very careful in their language but did apologize on a couple of occasions. I would probably not... More
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July 16, 2018|
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Response from Mark B | Property representative |
Our season normally runs from late April until mid November. We hope, in the next couple of weeks to have tour dates posted for October and November.
July 17, 2016|
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Response from Mark B | Property representative |
The trolley bus that we use has three steps to get in and out. There is no storage compartment under the bus so we use one of the bench seats inside to store walkers or wheel chairs. The venues we visit have ramps and in one... More