What do our customers have to say? They rank us Windsor’s Best Tour

Look here see, skirting prohibition is usually handled under wraps. But, the word is out in Windsor, Ontario. Newsies are hollering out from their digital street corners, “Rum Runners Tour is the #1 tour event in the Windsor Region!” With 6 years of excellence behind them, Encore Productions of Windsor puts on an interactive experience that educates on the area’s wild bootlegging past while it entertains through lively characters and fascinating heritage settings.

They “made the whole tour enchanting! Their vast knowledge of the Prohibition Era was very impressive and their portrayals were creatively magnificent!”, writes reviewer 501lynt from Belle River.

Living in or coming to the region? Looking for a nifty time, a swanky deal, and a little hair of the dog? How about ONE ticket that gets you a rye tasting and a buffet lunch; a bus tour and guided attraction stops; a theatrical performance on the move; visits to heritage sites, rumrunner mansions, and speakeasies; some live jazz; hours of comedy; and barrels of fascinating historical insight?

Grant H. knows “it’s a no brainer”. And Brenda from Port Elgin thinks that even “if you aren’t planning a trip to the Windsor area, the Rum Runners Tour is a reason to go for a visit”.

Hop on the comfortably padded bus seats to join the Rum Runners Tour in their 7th successful season. Gain some knowledge about the region’s Prohibition Era history and laugh your britches off when you meet Big Bertha and take in her show – “She was amazing and the funniest performance I have ever seen,” says sunlover612 from Mississauga, Ontario. This talented troupe will feed your mind, body, and soul as they guide you through the eventful life and times of 1920s booze smuggling along the Windsor-Detroit border.

Stop for a satiating bite at Franco’s Restaurant and wrap your lips around the liquid gold that’s pouring from the Canadian Club distillery. Visit the luxury of the Hiram Walkers’ estates and the dank recesses of Al Capone’s bootlegging waterfront basement. It’s a full bill and a fulfilling day’s worth of fun activities. “Knowledgeable tour actors/guides, great entertainment, and outstanding value for the price paid.” Frequent_trav_tx from Fort Worth, Texas is “proud to say that the Rum Runners have exceeded [his] expectations in all 3 categories, and if you only have a day in Windsor, this is the *must do* event for you”.

Even TripAdvisor knows the Rum Runners Tour is tops. We’re talking the #1 rated tour in all of Windsor-Essex. The tour has even been awarded a Certificate of Excellence because it “consistently receives rave reviews from travellers”. But, you don’t have to take my word for it, check out the fantastic TripAdvisor feedback on the Rum Runners Tour here, with over 80 reviews and page after page of perfect ratings.

Read up on the whole show or the minor details as told by the people who have taken this vibrant trip back in time. There’s this dame, Mammainnis, she “took a group of 40 to the Rum Runners Tour yesterday and they talked about it all the way home to Sarnia!” And Dennis L, he’s a Windsor resident and he’s “brought over a dozen persons to this endeavor and every one of them was totally impressed.” Bob F. from Chatham likes to entertain his out-of-town guests with this attraction because there’s “never a dull moment.”

I don’t know from nothin’, but I know a swell time when I see it. And the Rum Runners Tour is the bee’s knees in the Windsor region. Like resident Tommay2015 says, “This was one of the most interesting local tours I have experienced. Great time and amusing too.” He “would highly recommend it anyone interested in an historical adventure”. So, grab your clams, buy yourself a ticket, and climb on board the Rum Runner trolley… before having this much fun at such a great price becomes a criminal activity too.

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As we await further clarification on the opening of Tourism in the Province, we are optimistically planning to restart our Tours in September. We hope to begin posting tour dates soon. Please check back with us.