8 Best Tours To Get To Know Toronto, Canada - Updated 2022

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As Canada’s largest city, Toronto is a bustling metropolis with many activities to draw visitors from all over the globe. It may be difficult to know where to start when trying to explore this city with a population of over 2.5 million citizens. An open-ended place to start for a city of this size is with a general guided tour. On the other hand, if you know what you like and you want a tour more tailored to your interest, there are options for you to explore in Toronto.

1. Toronto City Hop-on Hop-off Tour (from USD 34.77)

Sometimes we need to take it easy, sit back, and let someone show us around. The Toronto City Hop-on, Hop-off tour is the answer to the cry for help from your feet! Sit back and listen to your guide tell you about the best attractions around Canada’s largest city including CN Tower, Casa Loma, Toronto’s Harborfront, Entertainment District, and more. This tour is perfect for folks with mobility issues or those who need a more relaxing day.

Toronto City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Address: 1 Dundas St E, M5B 2R8 Toronto, ON, Canada

Price: from USD 34.77

Duration: 20 minutes - all day!


2. Private tour with a Local (from USD 38.65)

Want to skip the fake tourist traps and get to the heart of Toronto? Then a tour around the city with a local is what you need. This is the tour that can make first-time visitors feel like residents with the insights the local guide will provide. The guide is ready to connect with you and give you the tour you want to experience, which includes pick up service.

Toronto: Private Tour with a Local

Duration: 2 hour

119 reviews

3. Eight-minute window seat helicopter tour (from USD 108.22)

Want to see the city of Toronto but don’t have much time on your hands? Then a helicopter tour is perfect for you. Experience the city from the best vantage point, hovering above it from heights equal to that of the CN Tower. Enjoy the Toronto skyline and Lake Ontario waterfront for a total of 15 kilometers (9 miles) of sights during the quick eight-minute ride. Don’t forget your ID when you arrive.

Toronto: City Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

Duration: 7 minute

68 reviews

4. Beer Makes History Better Tour (from 30.89 USD)

There are many ways to experience a city. If you have a taste for beer with a dash of history, then look no further than the Beer Makes History Better Tour. Join your beer guru as you begin and end at unique Toronto locations. Your savvy guide will take you through three favorite Toronto pubs enjoying local recommended beers along the way. During the tour, you will learn about the vital role beer has played in helping Toronto residents deal with hardships throughout the city’s long history.

Beer Makes History Better Tour

Address: 30 Yonge St, M5E 1X8 Toronto, ON, Canada

Price: from 30.89 USD

Duration: 4.5 hours


5. Island Morning Bike Tour (from USD 61.14)

A happy bike tour group!
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If you need a break from the big city, try the Island Morning Bike Tour. Listen to the remarkable stories your guide will share as you take in the beautiful views of Toronto. Take advantage of the largest car-free neighborhood in North America by coasting along on a gentle bike ride. Just take a short ferry ride to the island, hop on the bike waiting for you, and you are all set! This tour is perfect for beginner to advanced riders.

Toronto Islands: Morning or Twilight 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

Duration: 3.5 hour

113 reviews

6. Five-hour ultimate tour (from USD 153.01)

Casa Loma, just one of the amazing locations on this tour.
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Only have a short time in Toronto and want to see it all? Then you need the five-hour ultimate tour. This tour includes the most famous Toronto attractions including the CN Tower, Casa Loma, and a cruise down the harbor. There will be a narrated driving tour through the areas of Eaton Centre, Dundas Square, Queen’s Park and the St. Lawrence Market.

Toronto: Best of Toronto City Tour wtih Entry Tickets

Duration: 4 hour

107 reviews

7. Kensington Market afternoon food tour (from USD 70.0)

If you have an appetite for many flavors and cultures, then the Kensington Market food tour is a must for you. Get ready for your taste buds to travel around the world in the most multicultural area of Toronto. Along the way, you will sample food from the Caribbean, Mexican, Portuguese, Latin American, and Canada.

Toronto Food Tour: Taste the World in Kensington Market

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

156 reviews

8. When Pigs Fry Tour (from USD 80.0)

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If you are as excited about pork as these guides, you will be thrilled to join the When Pigs Fry tour. Join your pork-loving guide outside the Hockey Hall of Fame ready to eat some savory meat. You will visit three local restaurants that can’t wait to shower you in bacon, pork, and sausage. Between bites of meat, your guide will take you to a renowned local butcher shop to share information about pork quality and sustainable, ethical pig farming. By the time you reach the end point at King St West near Bathurst St, you will know why Toronto earned its title of “Hogtown.”

The Pork and Bacon Walking Food Tour of Toronto's Hogtown Hist

Duration: 3 hours

21 reviews

So much to see!

Being such a large city, Toronto can appear to be overwhelming. However, many of these tours pack several sights into a short time frame. There are options to take it slow for a longer vacation or marathon through the biggest sights. The guides and the people can make all the difference. A distant place may fade from memory, but the jokes, stories, and feelings from the people who lead you through their city will stay with you.

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