*Transportation is included in the price of all tours


Niagara Falls with Wine and Whisky

Thursday August 1, 2013, 1 pm - 9 pm, max. 25 participants

View of Niagara Horseshoe Falls

Just in time for the fragrance of summer! The vineyards will be in full view as you travel to the Niagara Peninsula. Our first stop will be at 40 Creek Distillery for a tour and taste of the best whisky in Canada. That's the verdict of seven independent whisky experts who awarded the coveted Canadian Whisky of the Year Award. Our second stop is Magnotta Winery, Ontario's third largest winery. With over 2,500 awards to date for product excellence, Magnotta is Canada's most award-winning winery. Next, we move on to the majestic Niagara Falls. The breathtaking view of the falls will leave you in awe. You will enjoy a guided tour of the area and free time to explore on your own before returning home in the evening.

 Price: $85 + applicable taxes 

Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery and Precious Metal Clay Workshop

Monday July 29, 2013, 10am to 12pm, max. 20 participants

Picture of assembling a metal heart on a chain

Enjoy a casual morning with Precious Metal Clay – a substance that in its original state is as malleable and versatile as clay and transforms under a torch to pure silver.  Participants will make a unique silver PMC piece and will be able to take it with them at the end of the workshop.

The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery is a long-standing site of excellence and a destination for contemporary art for international tourists and regional citizens. We present critically-acclaimed exhibitions that challenge ideas and perceptions of the definitions of art, craft and design today. With an emphasis on Canadian artists, our exhibitions also support international artists. Our Gallery Shop is recognized on its own merits as a fine craft gallery, showing the best of Canadian ceramic and glass work. You will have a short guided tour of the gallery and an opportunity to browse the works, perhaps for inspiration towards your own piece!

Price: $70 + applicable taxes

Horse Back Riding

Monday July 29, 2013, 2:30-5pm, max.20 participants

Mare and foal in field

View the Waterloo region landscape from a different vantage point- horseback! Participants will be brought to Conestogo River Horseback Adventures where they will be given a one-hour trail ride through the riverside property with an experienced guide. On horseback, meander through the river and forest and while you wait your turn to take a wagon ride through the property (10 riders at a time, for an hour-long ride). Instructions on horsemanship and trail etiquette are included, and be sure to pack close-toed footwear. Western twang optional!

Price: $45 + applicable taxes

St. Jacobs Village and Farmers Market

Tuesday July 30, 2013, 9am-12:30pm

View of the main street in St. Jacobs.

St. Jacobs is a local agricultural village, home to a small population of Old order Mennonites who settled the area in the early 1800’s. With many of its original buildings still standing, the town is a lovely sight for those looking for a leisurely tour. The tour will offer free time in the town of St. Jacobs, followed by a visit to the local farmers market. All year, the farmers market offers a selection of locally grown or made produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, crafts and much more. Vendors also offer a great selection of fresh, ready-to-eat food and local specialties.

Price: $10 + applicable taxes

Stratford Festival

Tuesday July 30, 2013, 6pm-TBD, max.30 participants

Actors on stage at the Stratford Theatre

The Stratford Festival is a long standing tradition in Stratford, Ontario. Since 1953, Stratford has played host to famous plays that have captivated audiences from all around. Participants will be transported to Stratford and will see the festivals performance of Tommy, a play centered on a young man who learns to play pinball and overcomes the troubles in his past. The play is a musical based on The Who’s fourth album ‘Tommy’ written by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff.  Stratford is approximately 45 minutes from the campus and the curtain rises at 8:00 pm. 

Price: $80 + applicable taxes

‘Ideas Start Here’: Showcasing Current Chemistry Research

Ideas Start Here Logo

Idea’s start here at the University of Waterloo, Canada’s most innovative university 21 years running. Come and view our state of the art facilities and hear about current research from those directly involved in development and improvement of today’s technology. This tour is perfect for those with an interest in chemistry research.

Price: No fee

Local Brewery Tour

Wednesday July 31, 2013, 1pm-4pm

View of brewing equipment

Waterloo Region is known for many things, including its beer! Educate yourself about the beer-making process in preparation for the evening’s Oktoberfest activities by taking a tour of F&M Brewery (Stone Hammer Beer). Tastings will be offered at both F&M and Wellington Breweries for $5 at each location (that will include 5 or 6 tastings). The bus leaves campus at 1pm, and we’ll have you back around 4:30pm.

Price: $20 + applicable taxes