Consistent, beautiful weather has finally arrived in Windsor-Essex and that can only mean one thing: tour season! This spring and summer, enjoy these great and unique tours offered throughout Windsor-Essex:
Bikes and Beers Cycling Tours
Explore the city one beer at a time on a Bikes & Beers cycling tour. Join us as we cycle our way through the city, stop at local breweries and restaurants to sample the city’s local drink and food including a ride along Windsor’s riverfront with the Detroit skyline as our backdrop. Participants visit 3 establishments. Single and tandem bike rentals available and we also offer private group tours: you pick the date, we plan the ride!
Tickets are $60 per person if you bring your own bike.
Our first ride of the season is on May 25, 2013 and is a fundraiser for Returns for Leukemia and comes at a reduced price of $45.
Other set dates for the tours include:
- Saturday, June 8, 2013
- Saturday, July 13, 2013
- Saturday, August 10, 2013
- Saturday, September 28, 2013
- Saturday, October 19, 2013
Wine Trail Ride Cycling Tours
Cycle through the Essex Pelee Island Coast and experience the tastes, sights and sounds of Canada’s most southern wine region. Each Wine Trail Ride includes an experienced local guide, tastings, tours and a long table dinner that includes locally sourced products. A support vehicle will collect purchases made along the way and bring them to the final destination. Join the Wine Trail Ride Cycling Tour and see why it was selected as the Best Culinary Tourism Experience in Ontario as well as a winner of a Canadian Tourism Award. Like the Bikes & Beers tours, single and tandem bicycles available for rent and private group tours also available. We also cater to bachelorette’s looking for a unique experience.
Set dates for the Wine Trail Ride include:
- Saturday, May 18, 2013
- Saturday, June 22, 2013
- Saturday, July 20, 2013
- Saturday, August 10, 2013
- Saturday, September 14, 2013
- Saturday, October 12, 2013
Drinks of Walkerville Walking Tour
Stroll through Old Walkerville and sample the drinks that made this company town famous. Hear all about the famous (and infamous) characters that were big fans of Hiram Walker’s Canadian Club brand, discover the town’s architecture as well as some well known (and not so well known) tales associated with the area. This tour would definitely be one of Don Draper’s favourites as we start off at the Canadian Club Brand Centre and take in the history of the building and brand before sampling the Mad Men character’s drink of choice, Canadian Club Whisky. We then visit Walkerville Brewery and sample their beers while learning about the brewing process. From the brewery we head to The Willistead where we’ll be treated to additional beverages. Scotch perhaps? Bourbon? Much like the ever changing menu at the popular restaurant, it’ll be a surprise! Tours are subject to change.
Summer Drinks of Walkerville tour dates are:
Old Sandwich Town Walking Tour
Take a walk through history. Considered one of the oldest, most historically significant settlements in Ontario, Old Sandwich Town, is home to some of Ontario’s oldest and most important buildings. Visit sites where General Isaac Brock and Chief Tecumseh planned strategic battles in the War of 1812. Have a pint at one of the oldest remaining and continuously run taverns in Ontario. We’ll even visit Rock Bottom Bar and Grill which has 30 beers on tap.
Ticket prices are $45 per person. Next available tours are:
Windsor River Cruises
Enjoy a Windsor River Cruise aboard the Macassa Bay, a 93 ft. 205 passenger marine vessel. Savour the memory of various sightseeing cruises detailing the area’s deep connection to the days of prohibition and the War Of 1812. Enjoy lunch and dinner dance cruises, the River Beat parties with some of Windsor’s leading entertainment, the Whisky & Water tour with a “Port Of Call” at the Canadian Club Brand Centre for a tour and complimentary tasting, special event cruises including Fireworks Night, Bell Isle Grand Prix racing, cruises to Amherstburg, and many others.
Winery Bus Tours with Meadows by the Lake
Enjoy a wine tour by bus with Meadows by the Lake. Lunch tour price includes pick up & drop off, wine tasting at 3 wineries and lunch at Meadows By the Lake. Lunch will follow your first winery tour. Beverage during lunch and gratuities are not included.
Group of 19-24: $55.00 per person Group of 12-18: $65.00 per person. Lunch Menu:
A choice of:
- 2 Pieces of our famous Lake Erie Yellow Perch
- ½ lb. of smelt
- Bacon Cheeseburger
- Beer battered 3 piece Fish & Chips
- Chicken Bacon Rancher wrap
- 2 pieces of our Broasted chicken
All served with fries and our own creamy coleslaw. Vegetarian menu available upon request.
Dinner tour prices include pick up & drop off, wine tasting at 3 wineries and end with a relaxing dinner at Meadows By The Lake.
Group of 19-24: $65.00 per person Group of 12-18: $75.00 per person. Dinner Menu:
A choice of:
- 4 pieces of our famous Lake Erie Yellow Perch
- Lake Erie Pickerel
- Frog Legs, 6 sets
- Full slab of ribs
- ½ Chicken Broasted
- 1lb. of smelt
All of the above are served with fries and our own creamy coleslaw. Chicken Parmesan served with a side of pasta and garlic bread. Vegetarian menu available upon request.