The Best Tours and Excursions From Toronto

Hike among towering pines and distinctive rock formations in Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve
Hike among towering pines and distinctive rock formations in Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve | © All Canada Photos / Alamy Stock Photo
Head out of the city, but let someone else take the reins with a guided tour from Toronto. Day tours and excursions are the best way to make the most out of your time, whether you want to immerse yourself in nature or indulge in an afternoon of wine tasting. From hiking tours to provincial park excursions, we round up our pick of the best day trips out of Toronto.
ToursNiagara Falls Day Tour from Toronto
From $72 per person
9 to 10 hours
4.8 (10)

Discover one of the world’s most famous waterfalls on this tour of Niagara Falls. Beginning with a scenic drive along the Niagara Parkway, your guide will fill you in on the notable attractions you pass (keep an eye out for top regional attractions such as the Floral Clock). You will then visit a local winery estate and sample three of the delicious wines that the region is famous for, before spending three hours exploring the Niagara Falls site. Marvel at the swirling, surging flow, while your guide fills you in on the waterfalls’ history and ecological importance.

ToursFull-Day Prince Edward County Wine Tour from Toronto – Shared Small Group
From $304 per person
10 hours
5 (1)

Take a trip into the landscape of Prince Edward County to learn about and experience its excellent wines. On this full-day guided tour, you will visit three wineries and learn about the region’s climate, and wine-making trends from your Wine-&-Spirit-Education-Trust-certified guide (in between sipping sparkling, red and white wines). Find out why the grapes grown here have gained world recognition over the past decade, and stop for a lunch of wood-fired pizza at Norman Hardie Winery and Vineyard. A small-group tour led by an incredibly knowledgeable guide, this outing is perfect for anyone with a curiosity about viticulture, or an inclination for delicious wines.

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AdmissionAlgonquin Provincial Park Day Tour from Toronto
From $158 per person
12 hours
5 (3)

Allow yourself to be whisked away to Canada’s oldest provincial park on this day trip from Toronto. In no time you’ll have traded the skyscrapers for towering trees, in an area where the forests, lakes and sweeping views contrast with Toronto’s busy streets. You’ll spend the day canoeing, hiking, swimming and cliff diving (if you dare), while your guide fills you in on the importance of the park, it’s abundant flora and fauna as well as the impact humans have had on this ethereal place.

ToursPrivate Guided Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve Day Trip
From $494 per person
12 hours

Taking you from Toronto to the Parry Sound area, this tour allows you to discover the freshwater wilderness of the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve, and the towering pines and distinctive rock formations of the Canadian Shield. You will be met by a guide for a shoreline hike with a range of route options based on your desired level of difficulty. After the hike, you will visit the Museum on Tower Hill for some insight into the history of the town of Parry Sound. Your day will conclude with a delicious lunch of local flavours and craft beverages, enjoyed with views over the historic trestle bridge on the Seguin River.

ToursFull Day Niagara Winery Tour from Toronto
From $82 per person
9 hours
4.6666665 (3)

Make a beeline for the vineyards of Niagara wine country on this day trip from downtown Toronto. Beginning with a tour and tasting at the world’s largest producer of ice wine – made from grapes frozen on the vine, it’s one of the most-notable wine products in the area – and continue with tours of two more wineries, where you will be able to taste plenty of other popular varietals. You will also visit a local chocolate factory, breaking up the wine with some sweet treats and a pitstop for lunch at the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake will keep you fueled for the rest of the trip.