Dan's Niagara History/Winery Tour

Jordan Station, Canada

Experience hosted by Dan

  1. 4.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English and French
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What you'll do

(Pour le texte en Français, veuillez me contacter par le lien courriel et je vous enverrai les détails plus précis.)

We will visit several areas of the Niagara peninsula, which was a key frontier during the War of 1812. Sites will include Fort George, Queenston Heights, Beaverdams, the Decew site (terminal point of Laura Secord's amazing trek), Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Welland canal. We will stop at 2-4 local wineries and/or craft breweries, and there will be a lunch stop or picnic (weather permitting). You will get a magnificent perspective on the incredible variety of sites and activities in the Niagara region and get the chance to sample some fabulous wines.
Be aware that some COVID restrictions are still in effect, so patience and flexibility will be an asset.



MEETING SPOT: village of Jordan, main parking, across from Cave Springs Winery. An alternate meeting point can be arranged. If your group is larger than 5 persons, you can follow in your own vehicle- a small discount will be given.
LEGAL STUFF: Tour is open to all persons aged 12+, but keep in mind that any consumption/sampling of alcohol is limited to those of legal age in Ontario (19+).
(Pour le texte en Français, veuillez me contacter par le lien courriel et je vous enverrai les détails plus précis.)

We will visit several areas of the Niagara peninsula, which was a key frontier during the War of 1812. Sites will include Fort George, Queenston Heights, Beaverdams, the Decew site (terminal point of Laura Secord's amazing trek), Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Welland canal. We will stop at 2-4 local wineries and/or craft brew…

What's included

  • Tickets
    I will let you know the details and entrance fees for various sites/museums...
  • Transportation
    You will be touring in a modest 6-seat SUV. With a larger group, you can fo...

Meet your Host, Dan

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 11 Reviews
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Retired teacher (History/Philosophy/Geog.), well-travelled, wine enthusiast. I have organized/led tours in Canada and several European countries; I love sharing experiences, and the Niagara area offers a multitude of possibilities for History, wine, food, hiking. I am an avid History buff, and the Niagara Peninsula was an important focal point during the War of 1812.
Ancien prof. d'histoire, passioné d'histoire militaire et amateur/gourmand du vin, j'adore partager mes expériences et tout ce que la région de Niagara vous offre, en histoire, vignobles, randonnées, nature. Cette région a joué un role important durant la Guerre de 1812, et je suis fier de partager cet héritage historique et de merveilleux vignobles.
La visite peut être faite entièrement en français, si vous désirez.
Retired teacher (History/Philosophy/Geog.), well-travelled, wine enthusiast. I have organized/led tours in Canada and several European countries; I love sharing experiences, and the Niagara area offers a multitude of possibilities for History, wine, food, hiking. I am an avid History buff, and the Niagara Peninsula was an important focal point during the War of 1812.
Ancien prof. d'histoire, passioné d'histoire militaire et amateur/gourmand du vin, j'adore partager mes expériences et tout c…
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Where you'll be

We will visit Ontario's first Capital (Niagara-on-the-Lake, or Newark as it was known), Fort George, the Beaverdams sites and the Decew and Brock Memorials, the Queenston Heights site. We can also include a Welland canal lock. Winery/craft brewery visits will also be arranged in advance.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

Reagan
October 2021
I would recommend having Dan as a tour guide to anyone. The knowledge he possesses and his willingness to share it, made this experience very enjoyable! The combination of history and wine makes for a great day!
Valerie
August 2021
Dan was a wonderful host. He took time ahead of the tour to understand our specific areas of interest, and accommodated these within the tour itinery. Dan's passion and international experience in both history and winemaking is incredible. He personalises the tour experience for his guests through the day. We learned a great deal through this very insightful and unique tour. Dan is also a great guy, very thoughtful and easy to talk to. We felt like we'd known him for a long time. We’d highly recommend this tour to anyone who likes the best wines, in-depth history and great conversation.
Christine
July 2021
Quelle belle journée nous avons passée avec Dan! Une personne pleine de connaissance, de culture et d’expérience de vie. Toujours des anecdotes pertinentes et intéressante à insérer. Notre visite guidée était de loin au dessus de nos attentes- Dan est généreux de sa personne et passionné de ce qu’il fait. Une vraie perle!
Etienne
July 2021
Super guide, parfaitement bilingue, s’adapte bien à nos besoin et très généreux de son temps… Bon combo, histoire-vignoble c’est parfait. Merci
Cristina
September 2020
Dan is one of those rare guides that you wouod love to find but seldom encounter. His incredible teaching experience and his Master of Arts in history, coupled with his enthusiasm and kindness, makes him an incredible guide. We learned things about the region that we somehow never discovered on our own, despite having toured the region multiple times. Dan is a lovely human to boot. He is very easy to talk to, and impressively proactive in calling ahead, making arrangements, and adapting on the fly. The cherry on top: Dan is a wine conoseur who works at a wonderful winery. It doesnt get any better then this.
Alex
August 2020
Dan was a wonderful host. My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our day of touring the Niagara Region with him. It’s obvious that he has a passion for both history and wine and that made for a very insightful, stimulating tour. We learned a great deal throughout the day and Dan’s really good at keeping the conversation flowing naturally. It felt like we’d known him forever despite having just met. We’d highly recommend this tour to anyone who likes wine, history or just good conversation and learning all sorts of new things. This tour was the highlight of our trip!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes and clothing. Facemask.

Pocket money/credit or debit cards for site tickets (See below for prices)