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TBEX Toronto Bloggers to Visit Niagara Falls

Bloggers attending TBEX Toronto will be heading to Niagara Falls June 4th 3rd (correction) 2013.  TBEX, the world’s largest gathering of travel bloggers, writers, and new media content creators, will be holding their 2013 North American Conference at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada on May 31 to June 2nd 2013.  The following day, all major Niagara Falls tour operators like King Tours, Toronto Tours, and Niagara Tours will be hosting many of these bloggers for a FREE Niagara Falls tour.

Bloggers who wish to participate must apply for the free Niagara Falls tour on Tourism.to.

 

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Tour Date: June 4th 2013.
Time: The tour will depart at 9 am.  Return to Toronto around 6 pm. We can not guarantee the return time.  Please keep this in mind if you have a flight scheduled that evening.
Departure Location: The tour bus will depart and return from 2 locations.  The Delta Chelsea Hotel and the Best Western Primrose Hotel.

What’s included with the Niagara Falls tour:

  • Pick-up and return
  • Visit to a Niagara Falls winery
  • A brief stop at the historic Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • The botanical clock
  • Maid of the Mist Boat ride
  • Free Time at Niagara Falls

What is not included with the Niagara Falls tour:

  • Meals
  • All incidentals
  • Gratuities for tour guide and driver
  • Personal expenses and any medical or travel related insurance
October Sale: Niagara Falls Tour from Toronto

Niagara Falls tour from Toronto

Toronto, Canada – King Tours is pleased to announce that it is offering all October Niagara Falls tours for only $69.  This is their lowest price of the year!

The tours are offered online through www.NiagaraTours.ca and include: pick-up and return from any location in Toronto, Markham, Mississauga, and North York; a visit to a local winery; wine tasting; a brief stop in the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake; admission to the Maid of the Mist; and free time in Niagara Falls.

King Tours has been operating this popular Niagara Falls tours from Toronto, every day, all year round, for the past 15 years.

Suburban Tourist Tours Niagara Falls

The (Sub)urban Tourist is a travel blog enjoying the outdoor lifestyle and exploring good food and dining experiences.  This summer Margaret Antkowski, who pens the (Sub)urban tourist, took a Niagara Falls tour with her finacé Frank Bourne.  She rated the tour 4.5/5.  Read her review here:

Niagara by bus: sit back, relax and enjoy the tour

The Maid of the Mist in Niagara Falls – part of the tour with King Tours. Photo by Frank Bourne

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been to Niagara Falls, Ontario. It must be at least six or seven times since I was a small kid. With each visit over the years, I’ve noticed that traffic has become increasingly insane in the Niagara region. Driving with stop-and-go traffic and trying to find a parking spot in Niagara Falls or Niagara-on-the-Lake can leave you drained, stressed out and definitely not enjoying the visit.

This past weekend Frank and I had the pleasure of trying out a King Tours bus tour from Toronto to Niagara Falls.  And it certainly was a stress-free way to enjoy a day away from Toronto.

The $79 per person ticket included the following:

  • Transportation in a comfortable, air conditioned tour bus from downtown Toronto to Niagara Falls
  • Entry into the Maid of the Mist, without having to wait in line for a ticket
  • About two hours to ourselves to explore Niagara Falls and have lunch
  • A drive along the Niagara River to stop at spots such as the Whirlpool (10 minute stop); the Sir Adam Beck Power Generation plant (a few minutes to take photos); and the Floral Clock (more photos).
  • A 45 minute visit in Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Wine-tasting at Pillitteri Estates Winery

 

People lining up for the Maid of the Mist. We didn’t have to wait to get tickets but went straight to the line-up for the tour itself. Photo by Frank Bourne

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Niagara Falls Tour Top Tour on Tourism TO

Niagara Falls is only 2 hours away from Toronto.  It’s no surprise that Toronto tourists often incorporate a trip to Niagara Falls in their vacation itinerary. Tourism.to, a Toronto Travel website, says that their statistics show exactly that.  This past summer their featured Niagara Falls tour that departs from Toronto, has out sold their Toronto Sightseeing tours. Toronto to Niagara Falls tour

Niagara Falls Tour from Toronto Airport

Waiting at an airport for a flight is probably the worst part of your vacation.  The few hours seem like days and it sometimes feels like torture.  Well, a Toronto airport (YYZ) stop over does not have to be so bad. eTours offers a Niagara Falls tour with pick-up and return from Toronto airport. Its a very viable alternative to wasting your precious hard earned vacation time, especially if you have never seen Niagara Falls.  The tours cost $95 plus tax and depart daily from Toronto Airport at 8:00 am.

Is Niagara Parks Commission taking a shot at Toronto?

The Niagara Falls add campaign, funded by local businesses, is seen as taking shots at Toronto.  What do you think?

Tall Ship Festival

http://media.thestar.topscms.com/images/ff/4f/b233749746819a2c56955b8a2d3b.jpegToronto will be hosting the Great Lakes United Tall Ships Challenge, a race across all 5 Great Lakes. 11 Participating tall ships will be coming to Toronto June 30th on part of the Canada Day long weekend.  Crowds will be able to come on board and explore each ship on July 4th before they leave for Cleveland, Bay City, Duluth and Chicago. These ships include some of the most famous of Niagara Falls.

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Dining in the dark too “out there” for Niagara Falls

It’s hard to imagine Toronto’s new-ish “dine in the dark” trend taking off in Niagara Falls, but it was also hard to believe how much buzz there is about it already here in Niagara.

O. Noir opened last summer in the Centre of the Universe, following others in Montreal and New York and a growing trend of European restaurants that serve their guests in a pitch black room, according to the restaurant’s website. more…

Book Reading – Blood & Groom by Jill Edmondson

bloodandgroomJill Edmondson will be reading her first first novel, Blood and Groom, Tuesday January 26th, at Pelham Library at 7 pm.

About the Author

Jill is a Communications Professor at George Brown College in Toronto, ON where she teaches Essay Writing and Business Communications in the Faculty of Hospitality. She has also taught writing at Seneca College, the University of Toronto, and the Tec de Monterrey (Torreon, Mexico). Jill has an MA in Cultural Studies and a BA in History.

Jill founded Danforth Whodunits – a book club for mystery lovers – in 2004. There was so much interest in a crime fiction book club that she founded a second mystery book club – Metro Mysteries – a year later. She is also a member of Crime Writers of Canada and of Sisters in Crime (Toronto Chapter).

Plot

When not talking dirty at her part time phone sex job, or singing cheesy cover tunes in generic suburban bars, fledgling private investigator Sasha Jackson is spending her days trying to figure out how ‘till death do us part’ applies to her jilted client. more…

Niagara Falls Tour 50% Off? Yes, Hurry!

Wow! Check out this deal from TeamBuy.ca.  For just $40 you can purchase a Niagara Falls tour from Toronto that includes a visit to Pillitteri Estates Vineyards, wine tasting, historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Journey Behind the Falls, and free time in Niagara Falls.  Pick-up and return from Toronto is included.

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Locals Know Deals

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The 2009 LocalsKnow.ca winter campaign has just kicked off.  The site encourages Canadians to share and seek out their favourite winter places and experiences. Its goals: a shot in the arm to both Canada’s winter tourist economy and the media industry, plus amplifying any existing programs run by partners.

Here are some great local Niagara Falls Deals that we discovered:

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