Nanaimo Shore Excursion


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Shore Excursion, Food and Wine


Kid Friendly: No. This tour is for 19 yrs of age and up. Alcohol is involve in all of our stops :)

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car, the wheelchair has to fold to be put away in a trunk.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent), French (fluent)

Wine and Culinary Fusion

Tickle your palate by tasting and pairing our local wine with local food. The drive to all emplacements, delivers a remarkable scenic panorama.
Our combination of rain, sun and dry months in the summer produce unique fruits that makes unique wine.
Come and enjoy what Vancouver Island has to offer, you wont be disappointed!


Tag along and discover the simple treasures of our Cowichan Valley.
We will start off by visiting two of our most pristine and tasty vineyards in the area. We will then, make our way to our one and only: Merridale Estate Cidery.
Lunch will be made from local ingredients paired with wine or cider made in Cowichan Valley. You will have the opportunity to take a relaxing walk through the orchard and learn about the apples and the bees.

On our way back we are going to make a stop in a unique well-established winery to have a full palate experience from the owner itself.
The backroads will take us to a local glass blowing artist whom will demonstrate her arts and explain her inspiration. The lively show is a great opportunity to purchase a rare souvenir back with you on the rest of your journey.
If you are not into the Glass Blowing, we can change that last stop to another great vineyard.

All tasting fees included.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Anywhere in Nanaimo
Starting time : 9:30am

End location: Drop off same as the pick up place, at around 6 pm.

Duration: 8 hours

It may varies on the pick up and drop off area.


Modern,full size Ford Fusion, or similar. Four doors, automatic, air conditioning.

What’s Included

Other: Transportation, Personal Driver Guide, Tasting fees, Snacks and cheese platters, water bottles.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 Canadian - The lunch is not included in the tour price, twenty dollar would be plenty for the Merridale lunch.
Unique wine can be purchased throughout the tour, and also one of a kind Glass piece from our famous artist.

What’s Extra

Other: Lunch at Merridale Cidery, wine bottles and souvenir from the glass blowing artist.

A Recent Review of this tour

We loved our private tour with Mari! She accommodated all our needs for a party of 5, including our very active toddler and senior parents. She thought of everything including snacks and even showed us some "hidden secrets" of Nanaimo. For us not knowing much about this stop on our cruise, we felt Mari did a wonderful job showing us the best the city and area has to offer.
Ashley Chennankara

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