42 North American Tours You Don’t Want to Miss This Year

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Our continent unlike you’ve ever seen it before — guided by locals who give you experiences you just couldn’t find venturing out on your own.

 

North America is a pretty daunting place. Not only is it enormous, it’s home to some of the world’s most incredible coastlines, mountains and wildlife — oh, and some of the planet’s greatest cities and culinary feats, too.

 

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So when it comes to seeing all this continent has to offer, you have to call in the experts to show you the best of the best. No blog or guidebook will ever replace a knowledgeable tour guide — someone with the best deals and inside scoops.

 

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To help you see some of the greatest cities, monuments and parks, as well as explore some of the most delicious food and drink cultures North America has to offer — we created this list. Here you’ll find everything from spooky alternative night tours to winery tours, craft-brewery expeditions, bike tours and historical jaunts. Get out your bucket list — there’s going to be a lot to add after this one.

 

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Historical/Cultural Tours

1. Nomad Tours | 2. A Free Tour of Quebec | 3. Halifax Free Walking Tours | 4. Ghostly Vancouver Tours | 5. City Running Tours | 6. Xwisten Experience Tours | 7. Les Tours du Vieux-Québec | 8. Ottawa Free Tours | 9. Lunenburg Walking Tours | 10. Annapolis Royal Candlelight Graveyard Tour | 11. Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours | 12. Urban Marmotte

 

Culinary Tours

13. Island Time Tours Ltd. | 14. Vancouver Food Tour | 15. Local Montreal Food Tours | 16. Whistler Tasting Tours | 17. Vancouver Foodie Tours | 18. Tasty Tours | 19. Niagara Culinary Tours | 20. Niagara Vintage Wine Tours | 21. Vancouver Brewery Tours | 22. Kava Tours | 23. Okanagan Wine Country Tours Ltd. | 24. Brew Donkey Tours | 25. Culinary Adventure Co. | 26. Ogopogo Tours | 27. Discover Okanagan Tours | 28. Local Tasting Tours | 29. Uncorked Okanagan Wine Tours | 30. Quebec City Food Tours | 31. Backyard Beer Tours | 32. New World Wine Tours | 33. Copper & Kings American Brandy Company | 34. Brewvana | 35. West Marin Food & Farm Tours | 36. Echo Global Farm Tours

 

Scenic Tours

37. International Selkirk Loop | 38. Nova Scotia Van Tours | 39. Mountain Madness Tours | 40. Blackawton Boat Tours | 41. Eco Central Park Tours | 42. The Mighty 5 Tour

 

Historical/Cultural Tours

 

1. Nomad Tours

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Dates: Year round Prices: $80 CAD Location: Quebec City, Québec Website: www.nomadtoursquebec.com

Created by a local with a passion for his city, Nomad Tours aims to show travelers the real Quebec. With your local guide knows all the ins-and-outs, you’ll embark on the Quebec City 101 tour to learn about this cities vibrant culture, history and geography — oh, you’ll check out all the hottest spots in town, too. If you’re looking for a tour that feels more like an old friend is showing you around their hometown, Nomad Tours is going to be your speed.

 

2. A Free Tour of Quebec

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Dates: May 1 – October 31 Prices: Free, but tips are welcome Location: Québec, Québec Website: www.afreetourofquebec.com

A free tour might sound too good to be true, but alas, it’s not. The folks who run A Free Tour of Quebec run totally on tips, meaning they’re there to earn your money and be sure you have a great time. With that being said, this isn’t a typical tour. While showing you around Quebec your tour guides will give you a humorous historical perspective that both entertains and enlightens. With this tour, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

 

3. Halifax Free Walking Tours

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Dates: June 1st – September 5th Prices: Free & donations welcome Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia Website: www.halifaxfreetours.wixsite.com/halifaxfreetours

 

The guides at Halifax Free Walking Tours offer fun and authentic tours to share their beautiful city with visitors from all over the globe. On the tour you’ll get the chance to see famous sites like the harbour, Citadel Hill, the Old Town Clock, and St. Paul’s Church. Plus, they’ll also provide you with insightful knowledge on the city’s storied past and contemporary future.

 

4. Ghostly Vancouver Tours

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Dates: March – November. Wednesday and Saturday Nights at 7:30pm Prices: $20 CAD Location: Vancouver, Vancouver Prices: $20 CAD Website: www.ghostlyvancouvertours.com

 

If you’re a history fan and you enjoy a little adventure, then the Ghostly Vancouver Tours are probably going to excite you. On this walking tour through Gastown, the oldest part of Vancouver, the experts will feature stories of lore and legend alongside first-hand paranormal accounts. This is fun way to look at an old part of town that’s now budding with hot new shops and restaurants — and at the very least, will be entertaining. Believers and nonbelievers alike, we bet you’ll have a great time on this spooky and historic tour.

 

5. City Running Tours

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Dates: Year round Prices: $30.00 CAD Location: Toronto, Ontario Website: www.cityrunningtours.com

 

Running through the city might not seem like the best way to absorb it all, but the guides at City Running Tours would beg to differ. During their 90 minute 10km run, you’ll learn about 200 years of history while admiring architecture by the likes of Daniel Libeskind and Toronto’s own Frank Gehry, all while running through the oldest parts of town, too. Sporty travelers, this one’s for you.

 

6. Xwisten Experience Tours

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Dates: May 1st – September Prices: $60.00 CAD Location: Lillooet, British Columbia Website: www.xwistentours.ca

 

The experts at Xwisten Experience Tours takes visitors back in time with their tour of the archeological First Nations village just outside of Lillooet. During this tour you’ll see over 80 cultural depressions left by the old village, as well as learn about their culture and how they lived. Your guides can also take you on a fishing tour to show you how some of these ways of life have been passed on today. This is a must-see tour for anyone interested in the history of the First Nations in British Columbia.

 

7. Les Tours du Vieux-Québec

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Dates: Year round Prices: 59 CAD Location: Québec, Québec Website: www.toursvieuxquebec.com

In a city that touts its European feel and heritage, you can now get around town like you’re in Europe, too. The folks at Les Tours du Vieux-Québec will take you on an open air bus tour through the city, stopping at monuments like Old Quebec, the Plains of Abraham, the Grande-Allée, the old port, the Montmorency waterfalls, the First Nation’s Huron Village and so much more. Options include a single bus tour or a two day wristband for hop-on hop-off tours of the city.

 

8. Ottawa Free Tours

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Dates: April – October Prices: Free but tips are encouraged Location: Ottawa, Ontario Website: www.ottawafreetour.com

 

It might surprise you that this tour is free, but will surprise you even more is the hilarious way your tour guide will explain this city to you. On any of the Ottawa Free Tours, your guide will explain this city’s vibrant history — highlighting otherwise untouched topics like violent outbursts, womanizing Prime Ministers, and Ottawa’s history of lumberjack gang violence, spies and assassins. Along the way you’ll also see some of the city’s coolest local joints. If you want to get the real scoop on this city, you won’t miss this tour.

 

9. Lunenburg Walking Tours

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Dates: June 1st – October 15th Prices: $20 CAD Location: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Website: www.lunenburgwalkingtours.com

There is no better way to experience the spectacular sites and atmosphere of Lunenburg’s historic streetscapes and working waterfront than on foot with Lunenburg Walking Tours. Lunenburg is one of just two UNESCO World Heritage Site towns in North America, and the tour will explain all of its impressive architecture, history and culture along the way. For a day of both facts and fun, this tour is it.

 

10. Annapolis Royal Candlelight Graveyard Tour

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Dates: June 1st – October 15th Prices: $10 CAD Location: Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia Website: www.TourAnnapolisRoyal.com

 

This popular lantern-lit adventure is hosted nightly in the Garrison Graveyard, the oldest English graveyard in Nova Scotia. But don’t worry, this isn’t about ghosts or haunted houses — it’s all about history and the people who come from here. One of the oldest permanent European settlements in the country (c. 1605) and Nova Scotia’s first capital, Annapolis Royal is full of memorable moments in time — and the folks at Annapolis Royal Candlelight Graveyard Tour can’t wait to teach you about it.

 

11. Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

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Dates: March 1 – November 30 Prices: $22 CAD Location: Vancouver, BC Website: www.forbiddenvancouver.ca

 

The folks at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours are going to give you a tour to remember by highlighting some of the city’s hidden history. On the Lost Souls of Gastown tour, guests follow the lamplight of their guide through the backstreets and alleyways of Victorian Gastown – the city’s oldest neighbourhood. Much more than a walking tour, the experience is a gothic theatre walking-adventure overflowing with dark tales of fire, smallpox and murder. Ready for the thrill?

 

12. Urban Marmotte

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Dates: Mid May – October Prices: $29 Location: Montréal, Quebec Website: www.urbanmarmotte.com

 

The experienced guides at Urban Marmotte are knowledgeable enough to show you all the city’s hidden gems and hotspots, and flexible enough to cater the tour to your needs. During their six hour walking tour, they’ll take you across the entire city — showing you the ins and outs of everywhere from Downtown to Old Montreal, Chinatown and the Latin Quarter. It’s a great tour to kick off your Montreal holiday because after you’ll feel like you’re a returning visitor.

 

Culinary Tours

13. Island Time Tours Ltd. | 14. Vancouver Food Tour | 15. Local Montreal Food Tours | 16. Whistler Tasting Tours | 17. Vancouver Foodie Tours | 18. Tasty Tours | 19. Niagara Culinary Tours | 20. Niagara Vintage Wine Tours | 21. Vancouver Brewery Tours | 22. Kava Tours | 23. Okanagan Wine Country Tours Ltd. | 24. Brew Donkey Tours | 25. Culinary Adventure Co. | 26. Ogopogo Tours | 27. Discover Okanagan Tours | 28. Local Tasting Tours | 29. Uncorked Okanagan Wine Tours | 30. Quebec City Food Tours | 31. Backyard Beer Tours | 32. New World Wine Tours | 33. Copper & Kings American Brandy Company | 34. Brewvana | 35. West Marin Food & Farm Tours | 36. Echo Global Farm Tours

13. Island Time Tours Ltd.

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Dates: Year round Prices: $139 CAD Location: Victoria, BC Website: www.islandtimetours.com

Sightseeing, wineries and culinary tours — oh my! The experts at Island Time Tours offer it all. On any of their year round tours, these folks will show you some of the regions best wineries, introduce you to the brilliant makers, and provide you with lots of fun and entertainment along the way. Plus, along the way you’ll get to see some of Canada’s most enchanting landscapes — ranging from mountain vistas to panoramic ocean views.

 

14. Vancouver Food Tour

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Dates: Year round Prices: $110 CAD per person Location: Vancouver, British Columbia Website: www.vancouverfoodtour.com

Foodies, listen up! The folks at Vancouver Food Tours are experienced locals who want to show you all that their thriving culinary scene has to offer. While exploring Gastown, the city’s historical center, your guides will provide both historical insight and insider knowledge into the best spots in town. Of course you’ll get to taste a diverse selection of food and drinks, but you also get to do it alongside a local. It doesn’t get much better than that.

 

15. Local Montreal Food Tours

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Dates: Year round Prices: $50 CAD Location: Montreal, Quebec Website: www.localmontrealtours.com

On your three hour guided tour of the Montreal’s Mile End District, the folks at Local Montreal Food tours will take you on a culinary expedition through six local joins. At each unique tasting location you’ll sample something different — ranging from decadent quebecois chocolates to poutine, the famous St. Viateur Montreal Bagels and so much more. You’re going to want to skip lunch after this tour, for sure.

 

16. Whistler Tasting Tours

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Dates: Year round Prices: $59 CAD Location: Vancouver, British Columbia Website: www.whistlertastingtours.com/

 

If you’re the type of traveler that likes to eat your way through the city, then Whistler Tasting Tours knows just what you’re looking for. On their lunch and dinner walking tours, they’ll take you to some of the most progressive and renowned restaurants in the village. And since all foodies aren’t alike, these guys have come up with a variety of tours to satisfy all your cravings. There’s the Finer Things Tour where you’ll dive into a wine cellar 15,000 bottles deep, or you can try local delicacies on the Hidden Gems tour. Whatever your palate, these guys will show you the best this city has to offer.

 

17. Vancouver Foodie Tours

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Dates: Year round Prices: $51.99 CAD Location: Vancouver, British Columbia Website: www.foodietours.ca

 

Discover the best that the Granville Island Market has to offer with a VIP tour alongside the local experts of Vancouver Foodie Tours. The Public Market is notoriously delicious and culturally-rich, but also packed. With your experiences guides by your side, you’ll get to cut the lines and access some of Canada’s top artisans — savoring over 20 signature dishes throughout the tour. Along the way you’ll marvel at fresh produce, art, bakeries and gourmet fare. This is a one of a kind experience you could never pull of yourself — so it’s well worth it to call in the experts for help. Believe us, you’ll rave about it for years to come.

 

18. Tasty Tours

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Dates: April – December Prices: $59 CAD Location: Toronto, Ontario Website: www.tastytourstoronto.com

 

Tasty Tours is Toronto’s award-winning food tour and chocolate tour company. Their yummy tours feature samples of tasty treats, behind the scenes visits and nuggets of Toronto history. On their Kensington tour, you’ll visit the Kensington Market alongside the multicultural neighborhood where you’ll taste an array of food while supporting proud local business owners. If you’re a fan of chocolate and trying local cuisine, the Tasty Tours are definitely something to check out.

 

19. Niagara Culinary Tours

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Dates: Year round Prices: $65 CAD Location: Niagara, Ontario Website: www.niagaraculinarytours.com

 

They call it speed dating with restaurants — we call it one of the best walking food tours Ontario has to offer. During this unique tour, the folks at Niagara Culinary Tours will take you hopping across town to some of the best local restaurants, wineries and farm-to-table establishments. Along the way, you’ll not only get a taste for the food, but for the culture and history this charming town has to offer. If you’re headed to Niagara, this tour is a must.

 

20. Niagara Vintage Wine Tours

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Dates: Year round Prices: $89 CAD Location: Niagara Falls/Niagara on the Lake , Ontario Website: www.niagaravintagewinetours.com

 

The folks at Niagara Vintage Wine Tours don’t just take you on an epic local wine tour, they show you the best wine with the help of their in-house Sommelier. While they host a variety of tours, everything these experts show you highlights Niagara as a culinary force — featuring locally grown foods that are paired with local VQA (Vintners Quality Assurance) wine and craft beer. Plus, you always leave with a little souvenir, an entire guidebook that highlights the wine and food pairings they had on tour as well as tips and tricks.

 

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Historical/Cultural Tours

1. Nomad Tours | 2. A Free Tour of Quebec | 3. Halifax Free Walking Tours | 4. Ghostly Vancouver Tours | 5. City Running Tours | 6. Xwisten Experience Tours | 7. Les Tours du Vieux-Québec | 8. Ottawa Free Tours | 9. Lunenburg Walking Tours | 10. Annapolis Royal Candlelight Graveyard Tour | 11. Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours | 12. Urban Marmotte

 

Culinary Tours

13. Island Time Tours Ltd. | 14. Vancouver Food Tour | 15. Local Montreal Food Tours | 16. Whistler Tasting Tours | 17. Vancouver Foodie Tours | 18. Tasty Tours | 19. Niagara Culinary Tours | 20. Niagara Vintage Wine Tours | 21. Vancouver Brewery Tours | 22. Kava Tours | 23. Okanagan Wine Country Tours Ltd. | 24. Brew Donkey Tours | 25. Culinary Adventure Co. | 26. Ogopogo Tours | 27. Discover Okanagan Tours | 28. Local Tasting Tours | 29. Uncorked Okanagan Wine Tours | 30. Quebec City Food Tours | 31. Backyard Beer Tours | 32. New World Wine Tours | 33. Copper & Kings American Brandy Company | 34. Brewvana | 35. West Marin Food & Farm Tours | 36. Echo Global Farm Tours

 

Scenic Tours

37. International Selkirk Loop | 38. Nova Scotia Van Tours | 39. Mountain Madness Tours | 40. Blackawton Boat Tours | 41. Eco Central Park Tours | 42. The Mighty 5 Tour

 

21. Vancouver Brewery Tours

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Dates: Year round Prices: $79.99 CAD Location: Vancouver, British Columbia Website: www.vancouverbrewerytours.com

 

Ready to drink like a local? Then the experts at Vancouver Brewery Tours have your back. These city-wide tours not only showcase Vancouver’s most unique and popular local craft breweries, but highlight some of the best and most historic neighborhoods along the way. Although it’s dubbed the ‘Portland of the north’, you’ll leave this tour with the firm belief that this city can hold it’s own — especially when it comes to craft beers.

 

22. Kava Tours

 

Dates: Summer tour: May – November. Winter tour: February to April Prices: Half-day: $74 CAD. Full-day: $119 CAD Location: Montreal, Quebec Website: www.routedesvins.com

 

A one hour drive from Montreal and just a few minutes from Vermont, Kava Tours are perfect for wine-loving travelers, Canadians and Americans alike. During the tour you’ll get the chance to not only taste some incredible local wine, you’ll breathe in fresh air, admire the landscape and hop between vineyards. The uniqueness of the tour and the region is what landed this hidden-gem on our list.

 

23. Okanagan Wine Country Tours Ltd.

 

Dates: Year Round Prices: Tours range from $99 CAD – $259 CAD / per tour / per day Location: Kelowna, BC Website: www.okwinetours.com

 

Okanagan Wine Country Tours is the original and longest established wine tour operator in the Okanagan Valley offering an unforgettable and curated, personalized immersion into the local wine culture. Everything on this tour is taken care of for you — from luxury car travel and fully-loaded coaches between vineyards to personalized tours for smaller groups. If you like the finer things, this tour will give you just what you’re looking for.

 

24. Brew Donkey Tours

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Dates: Year Round Prices: $69-$97 CAD Location: Ottawa, Ontario Website: www.brewdonkey.ca

 

Have a passion for craft beer? Brew Donkey Tours offer a variety of unique tours of Ottawa and Kitchener Waterloo’s craft breweries. While there, you’ll sample seasonal and speciality brews while learning about different types of beers and how they are made by knowledgeable locals. Besides the beer, though, a highlight of this trip is the big bus that will take you around the area. It’s decked out with seating, tables a selfie booth and wood flooring. Talk about a unique experience!

 

25. Culinary Adventure Co.

 

Dates: Year Round Prices: $79 CAD per person Location: Toronto, Ontario Website: www.culinaryadventureco.com

 

Culinary Adventure Co.’s delicious Chinatown + Kensington Market Food Tour is world-renowned for it’s combination of seasoned guides and incredible local joints. While on tour you’ll bite into Mexican tortas, artisan cheese, dim sum, Beijing comfort food, locally sourced pies + more — all while exploring these dynamic and historic neighborhoods. This tour is for foodies, and those who just come along for the ride — well, let’s just say you’ll be a foodie afterwards, too.

 

26. Ogopogo Tours

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Dates: Year round Prices: $99 CAD Location:  Summerland, BC Website: www.ogopogotours.com

 

Mingle with winemakers, sip vintages and explore boutique wineries while touring the Okanagan valley with Ogopogo Tours. But this isn’t a stuffy wine tour — your witty and friendly guides will show you just why this region produces amazing wines. Part of it is the talented professionals, but the other part is mother nature herself — this region famously has a warm climate, gentle winters, and volcanic soil. This tour is all about passion for wine and local sustainability.

 

27. Discover Okanagan Tours

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Dates: April – October Prices: $80 CAD Location: Kelowna, British Columbia Website: www.discoverokanagantours.com

 

Discover Okanagan Tours’ mission is to showcase the incredible bounty of the Okanagan by giving travelers a taste of their delicious wine, beer and food produced in their lush valleys surrounded by picturesque mountains. You’ll take a chauffeured ride with a friendly guide through the Westside Wine Trail, and along the way you’ll bask in the gorgeous views.

 

28. Local Tasting Tours

 

Dates: May 1st -l October 31st Prices: $40.00 CAD Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia Website: http://localtastingtours.com/

 

Ever wanted to get to town and have a local show you around the best joints? With Local Tasting Tours that’s exactly what you’ll get. Your local guide will take you on a local-approved route through different neighborhoods and telling the story of the area through the architecture, restaurants, food and histor. In a food scene powered by innovators and entrepreneur,  Halifax will delight all your senses.

 

29. Uncorked Okanagan Wine Tours

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Dates: Year round Prices: $129 CAD Location: Kelowna, British Columbia Website: www.uncorkedokanagan.com

 

Uncorked Okanagan Wine Tours will proudly take you through their storied valley that grows over 60 varieties and boasts beautiful boutique wineries. The folks at Uncorked are some of the best in the biz — always entertaining, fun and leaving their guests with an unforgettable experience. You can expect epic views and a new appreciation for Canadian wines that is sure to bring you back for years to come.

 

30. Quebec City Food Tours

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Dates: Year-round Prices: $54 CAD Location: Quebec City, Quebec Website: www.quebeccityfoodtours.com/

 

Discover and taste your way through the oldest and most European-like neighbourhood in Quebec City with Quebec City Food Tours. On their crawl through town, you’ll sample everything from local favorites to traditional dishes and modern cuisine across six restaurants. Yep, you should wear pants with a little give for this one. They’ll try and keep you moving by having you walk from place to place, and along the way you’ll get to admire this historical city.

 

31. Backyard Beer Tours

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Dates: All year Prices: $89 CAD Location: Toronto, Ontario Website: www.backyardbeertours.ca

 

Aboard Toronto’s only mobile craft brewery tour, the beer-loving experts at Backyard Beer Tours will show you Toronto’s unique craft scene. During their unique guided experience you’ll travel to several local craft breweries to taste the seasonal makings and go home with so much info you’ll practically be a pro. Along the way you’ll also get to look out the window (while your designated driver escorts you) and enjoy the view.

 

32. New World Wine Tours

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Dates: March 1st – November 30th Prices: $75 CAD Location: Toronto, Ontario Website: www.newworldwinetours.com

 

Explore Toronto’s historic Distillery District with an all-access tour of a sake brewery alongside New World Wine Tours. This is the only brewery outside of Japan that’ll let you get inside and see how it’s made, so it’s truly an extraordinary experience. Besides that, the neighborhood is charming as well — boasting the largest collection of Victorian Industrial architecture anywhere in the world.

 

33. Copper & Kings American Brandy Company

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Dates: Year round Prices: $15 USD Location: Louisville, Kentucky Website: www.copperandkings.com

 

Kentucky’s rich distilling heritage is forging the future of craft spirits with innovation, creativity and personality — and now, you can meet some of those very innovators. Copper & Kings American Brandy Company invites you into their brewery to take a tour and see what they’re made of. You’ll not only get to tour the facilities and taste their spirits — you’ll get to do it on their rooftop that overlooks the beautiful Louisville skyline.

 

34. Brewvana

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Dates: Year round Prices: Starting at $69 USD Location: Portland, Oregon Website: www.brewvana.com

 

Home of the unique and cool, there isn’t a much better place to taste craft beer than Portland, Oregon. Oh, they also have the most breweries within city limits than any other city on the planet. Fittingly, the local experts at Brewvana will take you on a tour of a handful of breweries aboard their short bus — providing you with transport, snacks and a whole lot of fun beer-related info. This is the kind of thing you don’t want to miss while in Portland.

 

35. West Marin Food & Farm Tours

 

Dates: Year round Prices: $195 USD Location: Point Reyes, California Website: www.foodandfarmtours.com

 

Get to know (and taste) the best local food producers in Point Reyes with the help of the West Marin Food & Farm Tours. You’ll get to try delicious treats at the oyster farms, creameries, wineries, bakeries, vegetable farms, cattle ranches and so much more. Along the way, you’ll also learn about artisan food, sustainable farming and local history. It’s a great opportunity to connect with the locals and get a feel for their incredible food culture.

 

36. Echo Global Farm Tours

 

Dates: Dec. 1 through April 30 Prices: $12.50 per 90 minute tour Location: Fort Myers, Florida Website: www.echonet.org

 

ECHO Global Farm Tours highlight difficult farming and gardening conditions around the world and demonstrate creative and fascinating ways to produce food. Walk through a fertile rice paddy, discover the rainforest, and learn about a monsoon homestead and ways that they would conserve water while producing the most efficient crop. Taste tropical fruits and vegetables along the way and marvel at the diversity that exists in the world, if you know where to find it.

 

Scenic Tours

37. International Selkirk Loop | 38. Nova Scotia Van Tours | 39. Mountain Madness Tours | 40. Blackawton Boat Tours | 41. Eco Central Park Tours | 42. The Mighty 5 Tour

37. International Selkirk Loop

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Dates: Year round Prices: Varies Location: Washington, Idaho and British Columbia Website: www.selkirkloop.org/

It’s a scenic drive unlike any you’ve taken before. The 450 km/280 mile route, mapped out by the experts at International Selkirk Loop, treks through the U.S.’s Washington and Idaho before crossing over into British Columbia. While following the incredible Selkirk Mountains, you’ll marvel at snowcapped mountains and charming towns, swim in crystal clear waters and seek out wildlife. There’s even the chance to park the car and go for a hike, bike or simply a swim in the pristine waterfalls, rivers and lakes along the way. This is a journey you’ll never forget on North America’s only multi-national scenic drive.

 

38. Nova Scotia Van Tours

 

Dates: Year round Prices: $540 CAD Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia Website: www.novascotiavantours.com

 

Nova Scotia Van Tours offers exclusive, private expeditions to some of Canada’s most treasured and stunning locations. There’s the Lunenburg tour which will take you to the UNESCO world heritage site, or the Fundy Shoreline tour which takes you to one of the only places in the world where the tide ebbs and flows twice in a single day. If you’re looking for experienced guides and the luxury of of driver to exciting locations, this is going to be just your pace.

 

39. Mountain Madness Tours

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Dates: June 1st – August 31st Prices: $1647 CAD Location: Edmonton, Alberta Website: www.mountainmadnesstours.com/jasper-to-banff-cycling-tours/

 

Imagine traveling through Jasper and Banff with the wind at your back and soaring peaks towering above you. On a bike tour with the team at Mountain Madness Tours, you’ll have just that. Bikers will be immersed in the fresh clean mountain air and you’ll travel at a pace that enables you to take full advantage of all your senses. Along the way you’ll bike the famous Icefields Parkway, past glaciers, waterfalls and crystal-clear rivers and lakes.

 

40. Blackawton Boat Tours

 

Dates: May 15th – October 10th Prices: $42  CAD Location: Woody Point, Newfoundland Website: www.blackawtonboattours.com

 

Family operated, the folks at Blackawton Boat Tours will take you under their wing while showing you the region they love so much. On their boat tours, you’ll get out on the water to see locals like the whales, dolphins, eagles while gliding past the UNESCO Gros Morne National Park, the Tablelands and fjords of Bonne Bay. Small, personal tours don’t get better than this.

 

41. Eco Central Park Tours

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Dates: Year round Prices: $49 USD Location: New York, New York Website: www.ecocentralparktours.com

 

Enjoy New York’s most famous park with an eco-tour alongside Eco Central Park Tours. With these guys you can opt to rent bikes or hop on the back of a pedicab who will tow you around to all the famous spots as well as give you fun facts and history of the park. If you’re looking for something that allows for flexibility but still provides top notch service, look no further.

 

42. The Mighty 5 Tour

 

Dates: May through November Prices: $1,795 Location: Southern Utah Website: utahscenictours.com

 

Utah Scenic Tours is known for offering adventurous and breathtaking tours of Southern Utah. The Mighty 5 Tour is one of their favourites, offering visits to five of the United States’ most stunning national parks. Travelers will venture to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, the Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument, Goblin Valley State Park, Deadhorse Point State Park and Salt Lake Cities Mormon Temple Square. Outdoor lovers, photographers and adventurers of all kinds will fall in love with this jam-packed five-day tour.

 

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About the Author: Courtney McCaffrey

Courtney McCaffrey is a travel writer and editor based in Wilmington, N.C. In addition to writing, she lives for travel - seeing new places, experiencing new cultures and surfing new waves.

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