Take hidden shortcuts through the city to breathtaking vistas al fresco and meet local chefs and restaurant owners for an authentic experience of la dolce vita.
What to Expect
Everyone knows Niagara for the Falls, but now it’s time to experience it for the food! The Falls may be the most important part of Niagara’s history, but Italians have played a significant role in shaping Niagara’s culture. Canadians of Italian decent are the most represented group in the Niagara region so why not celebrate their contribution to the local food landscape.
On this Niagara walking tour, begin your culinary journey with a stop at an authentic Italian pizzeria for a gourmet slice. With fresh toppings like arugula, prosciutto and buffalo mozzarella, you'll get about as close to the real thing as you can outside Italy. Discuss the history of Italian cuisine in Canada and discover some little-known facts on the "Italo-canadese".
From there, head toward Skylon Tower for a local, secret shortcut to Niagara Falls. At the end of the trail, get ready for a breathtaking backdrop of the American and Horseshoe Falls. Spend some time strolling through the Niagara Parks, stopping at the Oakes Garden Theatre before heading up Clifton Hill, the famous street of wacky fun. You’ll get chance to learn whether the Falls actually freeze, the best barrel to travel in and how much water really falls.
By the time you get to the top of Clifton Hill, you’ll have worked up an appetite for the rest of the Italian delicacies that await. Meet local chefs and sample homemade meatballs, pasta, and most importantly locally-made Italian gelato. Now that your stomach is satisfied, be sure to take your time walking off the feast. Your Niagara walking tour will come to an end here, but be sure to ask your local guide for recommendations on lesser-known Niagara haunts.
- Local English-speaking guide
- Food tastings in local restaurants
What's Not Included
- Additional food and drinks
- Personal expenses
- Tips for your guide
- Transportation to and from the meeting and end points
Know Before You Go
• Please check and dress for the weather conditions. This is a walking tour in Canada: sun, rain and snow can sometimes be seen in the same day. Wear comfortable walking shoes and an umbrella in case of rain
• Children between the ages of 6 and 11 are permitted on this tour at the rate listed. Please select "child" when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour