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St. Jacobs, Elora and Guelph

Children (12 and under): $90

  • Started Jul. 23, 2020
  • 110 US dollars
  • Toronto

Service Description

A trip from Toronto to St. Jacobs will bring you back to the past and introduce you to the Mennonite community. Many Old Order Mennonites can still be seen at St. Jacobs Farmers' Market, the largest Canadian farmers market. Fresh local fruits and vegetables, quality meats and cheeses, locally-produced maple syrup, honey, preserves, baking, authentic cuisine from many cultures, imported produce, various gluten-free and organic options, local crafts and housewares are just a slice of what you’ll find here. After the market, we head to St. Jacobs downtown. The Village of St. Jacobs is a beloved destination rich in history and set in a charming location along the Conestoga River. It's a community known for its originality, one-of-a-kind shops and a place that blends a pastoral setting with fun things to do. We experience the magic of visiting St. Jacobs and enjoying the charm of the town. In the village we will see many historical buildings of the nineteenth century. On King Street, there are about a hundred souvenir shops, antique shops, boutiques, workshops, art galleries, cafes and restaurants. Some workshops not only sell goods, but also provide an opportunity to observe the manufacturing process of wood, metal, glass and pottery. From the bridge over the Conestoga River there is a beautiful view of the surrounding area. In St. Jacobs there will be free time, and you can use it to walk along the beautiful millrace trail known as "Lovers Lane". The path between the river and the canal along the shady alley with overgrown trees is rather pleasant; here you can often see groups of walking Mennonites. After visiting St. Jacobs, we will head for the village of Elora. We will drive along rural roads, and it is quite possible that along the way we will meet Mennonites or Amish of the Old Order, who love visiting Elora, admiring the incredible natural beauty of the scenery. One of Elora’s biggest tourist attractions is the waterfall and a small river island called the “Tooth of Time”. After Elora, we will head off to the university city of Guelph. We will drive through the campus of the University of Guelph and will stop at the iconic statue of the Griffin. Next to the university campus is the Guelph Art Gallery which we will visit. Then we will go back to Toronto. Pick up locations and times: 8:20 am Vaughan Bathurst & Centre, Promenade Mall Plaza; LCBO parking Lot 8:30 am Toronto Steeles & Bathurst Metro Plaza, next TD Bank

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