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10 Best Day Tours In Toronto, Canada - Updated 2020

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Toronto, the busiest, biggest and most popular city in Canada, has a lot of attractions for both locals and visitors. The city is situated along the shores of Lake Ontario and a short distance from the world-famous Niagara Falls. In the centre of Toronto is its spectacular downtown area, with the magnificent CN Tower dominating the skyline and a host of other skyscrapers to complete the picture. There are parks, beaches, museums, hip neighbourhoods, award-winning restaurants, theatres, stadiums and a lot more on offer in Toronto. And the best way to see them all is by guided tours. Whether you’re after a food tour, wine tour, museum tour or an aerial tour of Toronto, we have you covered! So come along to know more about the best day tours in Toronto, Canada.

1. Awe-inspiring Royal Ontario Museum tour (from USD 16)

Skip the line at this family-friendly attraction in Toronto and get a ticket to the Royal Ontario Museum! The vast museum has a mind-blowing collection of artefacts, natural history exhibits, archaeological and cultural galleries, mummies, dinosaurs, art, minerals, gems, and so much more! On this tour, you have the option to buy a General Admission ticket, General Admission plus Photography exhibit ticket or the General Admission & Zuul exhibit ticket. Kids and adults both can see and learn a lot at this awesome museum.

Skip the Line: Royal Ontario Museum Ticket

Duration: 3 to 4 hours

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2. Fun and informative Distillery District walking tour (from USD 18)

The best way to see the historic Distillery District of Toronto is through a walking tour. And the Classic Distillery Walking Tour is perfect since it is just one hour long and takes you through all the important Victorian buildings and winding streets of the district. Accompanied by an informative guide, learn about the history of the district and its transformation to the present day modern neighbourhood. Along the way, you also get to visit a local chocolatier and a craft brewery for chocolate and beer tastings respectively.

Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour

Duration: 1 hour

10 reviews

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3. Historical Old Town Toronto and St. Lawrence Market food tour (from USD 69)

Led by a local guide, enjoy this three-hour walking tour of Toronto’s oldest market - St. Lawrence Market. Named by National Geographic as the ‘best market in the world’ in 2012, St. Lawrence Market has a long-standing history of trading among the indigenous people of Canada. Start your tour with some fresh croissants and coffee at a local coffee shop. Take a walk through old town Toronto, admire the historic sights, and then head back to St. Lawrence Market to learn about and sample 14 delicacies from 12 different vendors. Suitable for all ages, this tour is a good mix of fun, facts and food!

St. Lawrence Market and Old Toronto Food Tour

Duration: 3 hours

10 reviews

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4. Full-day Niagara Falls adventure tour (from USD 75)

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The best way to take in the world-famous Niagara Falls and the surrounding areas is through this full-day tour from Toronto. Wind your way down to the charming town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and visit a local winery for some wine tasting. Then, continue on to the Niagara Falls and enjoy breathtaking views of the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls & Bridal Veil Falls. Choose from three options to either enjoy a buffet lunch overlooking the Falls, embark on a boat cruise of the Falls, or visit the Niagara Skywheel for superb views of the Falls. On the return journey to Toronto, make another stop at Niagara-on-the-Lake to enjoy some leisure time and a visit to the observation deck of the mighty whirlpool rapids.

Toronto: Niagara Falls Classic Full-Day Tour by Bus

Duration: 9.5 hour

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5. Enjoy scrumptious food in the Riverside and Leslieville food tour (from USD 73)

For a food-lover, Toronto’s Riverside and Leslieville neighbourhoods are nothing short of paradise. These historical neighbourhoods with a small town feel are dotted with artisanal bakeries, speciality food stores, cafés, and restaurants. And on this delightful four-hour food tour, your local guide will enthral you with tales of Toronto and Riverside and Leslieville neighbourhoods. During the tour, you will visit a local craft brewery, try the best bread in the city, wild boar meatballs, superb Mediterranean food, delicious seafood like Ontario smoked trout and some unique Toronto dishes like the Peameal bacon sandwich. A silky smooth homemade ice cream will be the perfect finish for this epic food tour!

4-Hour Riverside and Leslieville Food Tour in Toronto

Duration: 4 hours

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6. Toronto pizza-tasting tour (from USD 72)

Pizza is probably every North American’s favourite go-to food. If you want to sample and learn more about the best pizzas in Toronto, this four-hour pizza tour is perfect for you! Spend an afternoon soaking in the sights of Toronto as you grab slice-after-slice of the best pizzas in the city. Your expert local guide will take you through Little Italy, Chinatown, and Kensington Market neighbourhoods where you will taste six different pizzas, learn about the pizza-making process, cheeses and sauces used, crusts, etc. In the end, you get to take home a copy of Chef Scott’s pizza recipe as a souvenir!

Toronto Pizza-Tasting Tour

Duration: 4 hours

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7. Unmatched city views in aerial tour of Toronto (from USD 92)

unmatched city views in aerial tour of toronto

Get up, close and personal with the tallest building in North America, CN Tower, in this amazing aerial tour of Toronto that includes complimentary champagne. Your tour begins with a pre-flight briefing at the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, after which you take to the skies from the private terminal of the airport. You will be treated to spectacular views of Toronto downtown, Lake Ontario, Scarborough Bluffs, Harbourfront, Rogers Centre, etc. The highlight of the aerial tour is that you get to admire the CN Tower from a close range as your plane makes three passes by it. After an exhilarating flight, skim the waterfront area to land at the airport.

100KM Air Tour Of Toronto & CN Tower Fly-By With Champagne

Duration: 30 minutes

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8. Toronto city sightseeing bus tour (from USD 40)

Enjoy a comprehensive tour of Toronto with a 48-hour ticket of a city sightseeing bus tour. This hop-on and hop-off tour has 21 stops that include the iconic landmarks and attractions of Toronto like the CN Tower, Royal Ontario Museum, St. Lawrence Market, Harbourfront Centre, Hockey Hall of Fame, Bata Shoe Museum, Entertainment District, Yonge-Dundas Square, Distillery District, etc. The ticket also allows you to enjoy a free Harbour and Islands cruise. The hop-on, hop-off tour is conducted from an open-top bus with audio commentary in a range of languages. Perfect for your entire family, this tour is the best way to see Toronto!

City Sightseeing Toronto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Duration: 2 hours

10 reviews

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9. Ripley's Aquarium of Canada tour (from USD 34)

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Skip the line and grab a ticket to Canada’s largest indoor aquarium - Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. This top-rated family attraction is located in downtown Toronto and it has 9 galleries containing 20,000 aquatic animals. There is a daily live dive show and several touch exhibits, including one that has bamboo sharks, which are fun and educational too. A massive underwater viewing tunnel is also perfect for viewing species from all over the world.

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket

Duration: 1 to 2 hours

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10. Five-hour ultimate Toronto small-group tour (from USD 239)

This five-hour fully narrated Toronto tour is a good way to take in all the famous tourist spots of the city. The small group size of the tour ensures personalized attention from the expert local guide. The tour begins with a trip to the observation deck of the iconic CN Tower for superb views of the city. This is followed by a trip to the historic Gothic castle of Casa Loma and a cruise around the Toronto harbour. Along the way, you have a chance to see other popular landmarks and attractions like St. Lawrence Market, Dundas Square, Queen’s Park, Harbourfront, etc. This is truly the ultimate Toronto tour.

Small Group Ultimate Toronto Tour - Private Safe Tour

Duration: 6 hours

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With the vast variety of tours available in Toronto, it can be quite difficult to choose the right tour for you. Luckily, we have narrowed down the list of the best day tours in Toronto. All you have to do now is grab your backpack, head out the door and begin your Toronto adventure!

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Isha is a former corporate nobody. She lives a quiet life of travelling, writing, and minding her own business.

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