Excursions in Toronto
Founded in 1900 by a group of private citizens as the "Art Museum of Toronto", the Art Gallery of Ontario is one of the largest art museums in North America, with a physical facility of 45198 square meters. Currently under construction, the AGO's new facility will boast 54219 square meters, and will re-open in 2008 with an innovative architectural design by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry. The Art Gallery of Ontario currently has more than 68000 works in its collection, spanning from 100 AD to the present. As one of Canada's most distinguished art museums, the Art Gallery of Ontario organizes and hosts a wide spectrum of major exhibitions.
On the brow of a hill overlooking the city, a 98-room castle dominates the Toronto skyline Casa Loma. This renowned Edwardian landmark features unique architecture, soaring ceiling, rich wood carving, sumptuous marble and luminous stained glass. Casa Loma is the unique legacy of Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, a prominent Canadian financier, industrialist and millitary officer of the early twentieth century. You can explore secret passages, view the city from one of two towers, and traverse an 245-meter tunnel to luxurious stables. Two hectares of beautiful estate gardens surround the castle and offer sparkling fountains, unique sculpture and dazzling displays of rare annuals and perennials that change with the seasons.
The mission at the Ontario Science Centre is "To delight, inform and challenge visitors through engaging and thought-provoking experiences in science and technology. Visit one of CanadaÂ´s most famous attractions as it celebrates its 40th Anniversary with new temporary exhibitions, science demonstrations, hundreds of interactive experiences, and new films under the IMAX® Dome. Your senses will be overwhelmed by the biggest, most involving film experience ever.
Travel from Ancient Egypt to 10 million BC, through a Bat Cave to a living Coral Reef. The ROM is alive with the Stories. Stories of history, of culture, of nature, our place and impact on it. With six million objects in the ROM's collections, there is something new to discover around every corner.
Experience Toronto like never before. Soar into the air and look down through the tall Skyscrapers at all that Toronto has to offer. This tour takes place at 2600 m and at speed averaging 160 km per hour. It is amazing what you can see from this height and the distance you can travel without congested streets and traffic lights.
Treat yourself to this experience of a lifetime. The pilots will provide you with a longer dynamic flight, taking you to new heights over the Toronto Skyscrapers. Satisfy the obsession for helicopter flight, but be sure to bring your camera to help you capture your memorable adventure.
This dreamy flight is a private flight just for two aboard the jet helicopter high above a sensational skyline. The unfolding panorama provides a breathtaking view of the Toronto skyline, waterfront and tracks west to the Bay and north to the castle. At the completion of the flight you will receive a wonderful gift package.
This showcase tour of downtown Toronto is a must do. See Toronto's downtown centre and waterfront by jet helicopter. You will fly eye-to-eye with the Sky Pod of the CN Tower as we lift you 610 meters above Canada's largest city.
360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower, one of Toronto's finest, features unforgettable food combined with a magnificent revolving view of Toronto more than 351 metres (1,151 ft) below. 360 offers market-fresh cuisine, featuring regional ingredients to ensure an incomparable culinary experience. After dinner guests are invited to explore the Look Out and Glass Floor Levels.
Nestled in Toronto's Exhibition Place is Medieval Times' the only Canadian Castle. The Toronto Castle features unique (but no less regal) architecture from its former life as the Arts and Crafts Building of Exhibition Place. As our largest castle, Toronto provides ample space for King Philippe's massive feast, show of medieval games of skill and, of course, the authentic jousting tournament. The atmosphere inside the arena is electric as 1,400 revellers cheer on our six Knights whilst the swords clash and lances splinter.
360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower, one of Toronto's finest, features unforgettable food combined with a magnificent revolving view of Toronto more than 351 metres (1,151 ft) below. 360 offers market-fresh cuisine, featuring regional ingredients to ensure an incomparable culinary experience. After lunch guests are invited to explore the Look out and Glass floor levels.
Defining the Toronto skyline at 553.33m and the world's tallest for over 3 decades, Canada's National Tower is a landmark icon representing Toronto, Ontario and Canada. The CN Tower is a celebrated architectural marvel, engineering Wonder of the Modern World, and a Toronto must-see. You can enjoy breathtaking views of Toronto and Lake Ontario plus all that the CN Tower has to offer including spectacular views of up to 160 km away from the Look Out Floor as well as the world famous Glass Floor. Guests can rocket to the top in the world's highest glass-fronted elevator featuring glass floor panels. While visiting the CN Tower, guests may choose to dine in 1 of the 3 restaurants including the award-winning 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower a restaurant that will expose panoramic views of Toronto as it revolves every 72 min. Of course, not to be missed is the architectural illumination of the CN Tower each night beginning at dusk with a top of the hour light show.
Experience one of the worlds most magnificent natural wonders on your full day adventure to Niagara Falls. You will be taken through the picturesque countryside of the Niagara region with a scenic drive through the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake where you will visit one of the local wineries and can sample selections of some of Ontarios finest wines. The tour will continue along the Niagara Parkway to the Falls with photo opportunities at the famed Floral Clock. You will also take an exhilarating boat ride to the base of the majestic Horseshoe Falls on the Maid of the Mist where you will experience the power of the thundering waters. You will have free time around the Falls for sightseeing, with the chance to take photos or shop for souvenirs at the Table Rock Complex prior to departure. From there you will travel to Niagara-on- the-Lake for photo opportunities at the observation deck of the mighty Whirlpool Rapids. You will have time to explore and soak up some history and heritage of one of Canadas famous landmarks. After your stroll through these charming streets, you will rejoin the coach for our return trip to Toronto. Choose from Niagara Falls Full Day Tour or Niagara Falls Freedom Tour.
Niagara Falls Full Day - This tour is as above and includes a buffet lunch with breathtaking view of the falls.
Niagara Falls Freedom Tour - This tour is as above but does not include lunch.
Experience Toronto aboard one of our London-style Double Deckers, Trolleys or Motor Coach. Gray Line has designed this tour to allow you complete flexibility to explore Toronto on your own terms. For the North/South Loop you can start the tour at Nicholby's Souvenir Shop, The Toronto Coach Terminal or at any of our more than 25 scheduled stops. This loop features attractions such as the Hockey Hall of Fame, CN Tower, Toronto's Harbourfront, Fort York, St. Lawrence Market and the Entertainment District. Also featured are the Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma, Bata Shoe Museum, Eaton Centre, Maple Leaf Gardens and the trendy Village of Yorkville.
This tour allows you to experience the wonder of Niagara Falls in the daylight as well as the magic of the Falls at night! You will depart Toronto in the afternoon, and embark on a fully narrated tour through the beautiful countryside of the Niagara Peninsula, where we will stop for a winery visit to sample some fine Ontario wines. You will then enjoy a scenic drive through the historic community of Niagara-on-the-Lake, and along the Niagara Parkway to Niagara Falls, with photo stops at the observation deck of the mighty Whirlpool Rapids and the Floral Clock. It is then off to Niagara Falls for an exhilarating boat ride to the base of the majestic Horseshoe Falls on the famous Maid of the Mist boat ride. From there, you will enjoy a buffet dinner while taking in breathtaking views of the Falls. After dinner, you will have free time to explore, take photos, venture up Clifton Hill, or souvenir shop at the Table Rock Complex prior to the fantastic multi-coloured illumination show.
Throughout its history, from the early 1800s when Toronto was known as "York", to the modern metropolis it is today, the citizens of this city have used beer for refreshment and merrymaking. This tour is a historic walk through the streets of the old Toronto and an introduction to Canadian beer, with a focus on beer made in Toronto and regional craft brews. Learn what role beer played through the decades in helping Torontonians cope with cholera, fire, war, depression, rebellion, muddy streets, and general Victorian stuffiness. This tour will visit three unique and historical pubs, cover the early history of Toronto, and give visitors a new perspective on the city. A stop will be made at the historic St Lawrence Market, and finish in the Distillery District - an old industrial park and whiskey factory converted into a hub of art, culture and cafes.
Explore Chinatown and Kensington Market, the most colourful and multi-cultural neighbourhoods in Toronto and sample both local and international delicacies as you wander the often crowded and friendly streets lined with unique vendors and specialty shops. Learn how the neighbourhood has evolved from a working-class Jewish market into a working-class bohemian market and one of Canada's largest Chinese communities.
Visit five famous Toronto attractions for one low price.Includes prepaid admission to the CN Tower, Canadas #1 Tourist Attraction, Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma, Toronto Zoo and Ontario Science Centre. See more and avoid most ticket lines. CityPASS is good for nine days, beginning with the first date of use perfect for a weekend getaway or a longer vacation
Ready to pork it up?! This Toronto food tour is a tribute to the humble pig and an exploration of humanitys longstanding relationship with this incredibly tasty animal. In a few hours, youll sample your way through some of Torontos tastiest bacon, pork and sausage at unique local restaurants. From the very oldest part of the city, right across town to a former industrial, now trendy neighbourhood, youll certainly get your porky fix on this Toronto food tour!