Award-winning locally flavoured food & drink Tasting Tours
A tried and true moveable feast. Get a little taste of the region, learn about our food businesses, the people behind them, and our agricultural heritage. We’re quite literally telling stories through food & drink. Have fun with Taste Detours for a morning, an afternoon or evening by exploring the area with your Guide or savour a unique experience for your group.
Our region has deep agricultural roots, so food – good, fresh, local food – comes naturally to us. Our specialty is uncovering the stories to be found in small towns and mid-sized cities and making connections. Unique locales where you have to dig a bit deeper to unearth a true taste of place.
How it works
Once you find a TOUR you like, the Booking button above will take you straight to our calendar, linking you to the EzTix booking site where you can easily purchase tickets for your chosen date. All you need is a healthy appetite and a good pair of walking shoes. The award-winning Taste Detours will visit local businesses where you’ll enjoy our regional cuisine and learn about the people behind the restaurants, pubs and specialty food shops. Along the way, your guide will share some little-known history of the area and point out cultural landmarks. So relax and enjoy our moveable feasts while we take care of the tab, the taxes, and the tips.
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Why Detour? ˈdēto͝or/ noun
A long or roundabout route that is taken to visit somewhere along the way. A deviation of course.
We’re much closer than you think! Guelph is situated in the heart of Southern Ontario. We’re 100km from Toronto, 48km from Hamilton and only 145km to the U.S. border. We’re also practically next door to Waterloo Region, St. Jacobs, Elora & Fergus and Stratford. And we’re a mere 10-minute drive down the road from the Delta Hotel and the University of Guelph. Let Lynn put the downtown Guelph AND Elora taste experience into context for you.