Keen to sit back and relax on your Toronto getaway and don’t want to worry about renting or driving a car? 

Here is a list of top weekend getaways from Toronto offered by local tour operators. Be sure to check the starting point for each itinerary as some require you to arrive at the destination independently before starting your tour.

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Private Guided Bruce Peninsula Day Trip: 

Leave Toronto early in the morning and enjoy a hike to the Grotto on Georgian Bay followed by lunch in Tobermory. End the day on a cruise in Fathom Five Marine Park.

Original Hamilton Beer Tour:

Explore Hamilton’s growing craft beer and cider scene on this guided drive.

20 Valley Wine Tour in Beamsville: 

Visit the best wineries in Beamsville on this 6-hour tour.

Cooking in Kawarthas: 

Enjoy a cooking class led by the chef at South Pond Farms.

Private Algonquin Park Day Trip: 

Enjoy a private guided tour of Algonquin to explore scenic nature trails and wildlife.

Algonquin Park 5 Day Canoe and Lodge Adventure: 

Combine an unforgettable Algonquin canoe trip with a few days at a historic log cabin.

Full-Day Prince Edward County Wine Tour: 

This small-group wine tour visits three wineries in Prince Edward County and includes lunch.

Niagara Falls Day Tour:

This Niagara Falls day tour features a cruise, lunch and “journey behind the falls.

Niagara Falls Helicopter Tour: 

Enjoy an unforgettable flight over Niagara Falls by helicopter.

Niagara on the Lake Winery Tour: 

Enjoy a private tasting tour of the Niagara wine region featuring tastings and lunch in historic Niagara-on-the-Lake.


Sandwiched between Mississauga and Burlington, Oakville is one of the best day trips from Toronto. Located a short 30-minute drive from downtown Toronto, Oakville is easily accessible thanks to regular service by Go Transit and VIA Rail.

One thing is to do when visiting Oakville is to explore its vibrant culinary scene, while many of Oakville’s best restaurants are located downtown, you’ll also find a clutch of popular eateries on Kerr Street and in Bronte and Glen Abbey. The majority of Oakville’s award-winning restaurants celebrate French and Italian culinary traditions, you’ll also find talented chefs serving authentic Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Indian and Japanese cuisine.

Be sure to stop by downtown Oakville’s harbour, in the Spring of 2020 the city unveiled a beautiful new boardwalk called Tannery Park.

Other places to visit near Toronto are Markham, Hamilton, Beamsville, and a lot more exciting cities.

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