The tourism season is officially in swing and there’s a never ending supply of things happening in Windsor, Ontario and it’s surrounding area including tours.
We’ve put together this list of must-try tours in Windsor, Ontario to help guide you as a tourist or staycationer in Canada’s deep south.
Bikes & Beers Cycling Tour
Bikes + Beers = Awesomeness. Now that’s math I love! The Bikes & Beers Cycling Tour will takes you out and about on two wheels as you explore the city one beer at a time. From breweries to brew pubs to good ol’ fashion pubs with great beer selections, this tour has quickly turned into one of WindsorEats’ best sellers.
Drinks of Walkerville
Let’s drink one for good ol’ Hiram! There’s a reason the Drinks of Walkerville walking tour was named an Ontario Signature Experience. Visit Canadian Club’s Brand Centre for a tour and whisky tasting at the “whisky palace” that Hiram Walker built before strolling through the historic company town of Walkerville, learning the history and folklore of the neighbourhood and architecture. You’ll also pay a visit Walkerville Brewery for craft beer samples and The Willistead for a surprise take on bourbon. 3.5 hours to go 800 metres makes it a hell of a tour.
Windsor River Cruise
I’m on a boat! Cruise down the Detroit River on the Windsor River Cruise‘s Macassa Bay and take in the scenic skylines of both Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan. Purchase a drink and sit back as you sail under the historic Ambassador Bridge spanning the waterway.
Wine Trail Ride
Food and wine and everything fine describe what you’ll experience on the award winning Wine Trail Ride cycling tour. Named the best culinary tourism experience in Ontario, riders meander through farmlands and country roads visiting wineries for tastings and tours with a support vehicle in tow carrying any purchases you make along your journey. Each tour then finishes with our signature long table, farm-to-fork meal prepared by a different local chef for each ride. How could you not enjoy dining al fresco in the middle of a vineyard?
Grape Vine Tours
Is cycling not for you? Grape Vine Tours will pick you up in one of their vehicles for a more intimate drive to the Essex Pelee Island Coast wineries. Whether you want to stop and shop at boutiques on your tour or enjoy a pizza on a patio, there are several tours to choose from to meet your needs.
Who said Marty McFly was the only one who could go back in time? Travel back to the era of prohibition on The Rum Runners bus tours with an interactive and theatrical journey through the bootlegging history that surrounds Windsor, Ontario. Watch out, you’ll never know who’ll join the tour with you!
Friday Night Lights
Get on your bikes and light up the night! Friday Night Lights is a free night time pub crawl through Windsor. Riders are encouraged to decorate their bikes in lights and colours but those without can still join the group for a great time and great scenery. Each Friday Night Lights visits 3 local businesses where patrons can purchase a drink or bite to each should they choose. It’s not uncommon for these rides to get over 100 people making them a real sight to behold.
In Windsor but wanting to take in an evening in Detroit without having to worry about driving back? Then the D-Tour is for you! The D-Tour marks the first WindsorEats tour to venture to Detroit (Get it? Detour!). Hakuna Matata all night long as you travel magic school bus style to some of Detroit’s hidden gems. There will be four stops along the way to bars that are oldies but goodies.
The WindsorEats D-Tour will allow easy access for you to visit some iconic local hangouts in Detroit without the need to drive, allowing you time to focus on a good time.
Pelee Island Motor Tours with Explore Pelee offer you the chance to see all of Canada’s southernmost ecological gem and experience the island like a local. Learn all about the human and natural history of the Island, hear chilling ghost stories, see globally rare ecosystems and endangered species, and allow us to answer your 101 questions about island life!