Chocolate and Wine Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

77027


Categories

Food and Wine

Details

Kid Friendly: No. The tour is suitable for children who do not require a child seat.

Friendly: No.
Each passenger is required to be able to get in and out of a car.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), German (fluent)

Sweet and Dry Tour


This 4 hour tour not only takes you to the Chocolate factory and a winery but also takes you to one of the world's first great engineering accomplishments, the Welland Shipping Canal, which allows ocean going vessels to make their way up the Niagara Escarpment from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie. I will explain to you how the system works, tell you the history of the canal in great detail and show you the museum. From there we move on to the Chocolate factory, one of the largest chocolate factories in Canada at 15, 000 sq ft. The majority of their product is made for wholesale and distributed all over North America. There you will be able to try some of their 85 different sorts from their sampling bar. After chocolate comes the wine. The first winery in the Niagara Region opened in 1975. Their fine wines are now known all over the world, especially their Icewine, a wine made from frozen grapes. We can make 1 more stop where you can see a glass-blowing demonstration and do some shopping if you wish.

Itinerary

From pick-up at the pre-arranged time from your place of stay in Niagara, we will proceed to the Welland Canal, then on to the Chocolate Factory. After that we will carry on to the Winery for your wine tasting. Should you require a lunch break, it would normally take place after the visit to the winery but that is open to discussion. Then we make our way back to your dropping-off point, stopping at the areas largest souvenir store, where you can also do some shopping, if you wish. This order of events is subject to change, depending on schedules, bookings etc.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We will meet at your place of stay in the Niagara area at the pre-arranged time, either 9.00 or 10.00 a.m. or 1.00 or 2.00 p.m.

End location: You will be dropped off after the tour at the place of pick-up.

Duration: 4 hours

This tour is a minimum 4 hours, it could be 30 minutes to an hour longer depending upon local conditions.

Transportation

Transportation will be provided using my clean, comfortable, air-conditioned, silver 2012 Kia Forte.

What’s Included

Other: Everything other than wine tasting fees is included, i.e. My guiding time, transportation, chocolate sampling.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 CAD $ - This amount will only be necessary if you decide you want to stop somewhere for a meal break.

What’s Extra

Other: The cost of wine tasting is not included. Most wineries charge between $1 and $1.50 for domestic wines and between $3 and $5 for icewine. The winery I take guests to will give them a "Cellar Floor Experience" tour and wine tasting - 2 domestic - 1 red - 1 white - 2 icewine - 1 red - 1 white - as my guests - no charge - this tour and tasting for walk in visitors normally costs $10.

Restrictions

Due to the possibility of heavy traffic, many tourists, entrance and permit fees, I do not offer a tour of the Niagara Parkway.

A Recent Review of this tour

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide, Bevin J., was an exceptional person and professional tour guide.
Bj W.

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