Lavender Farm, Dine & Wine in Prince Edward County

Public Tours (Canada) / by Bus
12 Hours
  • Itinerary

     

    JOIN US FOR THE ANNUAL LAVENDER FESTIVAL IN BEAUTIFUL PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY

    Tour's duration: approx. 13 hours
    3 Pick-up Locations: (Mississauga, York Mills Station, Scarborough)
    Departure Date: Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th, 2022
    NOTE: There will NOT be any physical distancing on the bus.
     
    LAVENDER FESTIVAL July 2022
    Come celebrate with us and enjoy a weekend of fragrance, taste, and entertainment! We want to share the beauty of purple fields, the exquisite aroma of the essence of flowers, and the flavour of culinary treats.
     
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    7:30 AM: Our 1st Pick-up location is: Mississauga (Please arrive 15 Min earlier)
    8:00 AM: Our 2nd pick-up location is: York Mills Station
    8:30 AM: Our 3rd pick-up location is: Scarborough Town Centre. See below details for pick-ups/parking*
    9:30-10:00 AM: We have a short coffee/washroom stop on the way to PEC.
     
    11:30-1:00 PM: Enjoy the Prince Edward County Lavender Farm Tour

    1:30-3:00 PM: Enjoy a 3-course Lunch at the Waring House in Picton.
     
    3:30-4:30 PM: Wine tasting at Hillier Creek Estates Winery

    5:30–6:00 PM: We will have a stop at the Big Apple to sample some apple pies and shop for pies, cakes, ciders and jams/ dinner.
     
    6:00 PM: We return home
    7:30 PM: drop-off @ Scarborough Town Centre
    8:00 PM: drop-off @ York Mills Station
    8:30 PM: drop-off @ Mississauga

    Price & Inclusions

    Per person: $189 + 13% HST = $213.57
    **The prices are per person, in Canadian dollars.
    **The prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
    **Children 8+ are welcome on this tour, the same price as adults.
     
    What’s included:
    • Round trip transportation on a deluxe highway motor coach

    • Visiting Lavender farm and seeing the distillation process
    • A 3-course Lunch @ the Waring House in Picton
    • Wine tasting at Hillier Creek Estates Winery
    • Escorted tour by the tour director
    • All gratuities

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    LUNCH MENU
    • Garden salad

    • Breast of chicken with a chardonnay dill cream sauce, Roasted Potatoes, Medley of Vegetables
    • Chef’s Choice for Dessert, Coffee and Tea
    ***The vegetarian option is a veggie Pasta***

    What’s NOT included:
    • Breakfast and dinner
    • Water and snacks
    * End Plastic Pollution: we will no longer offer single-use plastic water bottles on our tours since many of them end up in our landfills, lakes, oceans, and rivers. We encourage you to bring a refillable water bottle. 
     
    Cancellations & Refunds
    • * Full refund if you cancel at least 30 days before the trip departure date.
    • * 29-15 days prior to departure - pay a penalty equal to 50% of the total purchase amount.
    • * 14-8 days prior to departure - pay a penalty equal to 70% of the total purchase amount.
    • * Within 7 days of departure - fully non-refundable - pay a penalty equal to 100% of the total purchase amount.
    • * In the event that a tour is canceled, the liability of FunTours.ca will be limited to providing a full refund of the original trip price. 

    Pickup

    PARKING / PICK- UP Location

    1st pick-up location: Mississauga. - The address of the plaza is (30 Courtneypark Dr E Mississauga, ON L5T 2Y3). The bus will stop outside the plaza, right in front of the McDonalds- on Hurontario. You can wait in the Mcdonald's until the bus arrives. The bus will be visible through the restaurant windows. Cars can be parked for the day in the plaza parking lot. Parking is free.

    2nd pick-up location: York Mills Station. - The bus will stop on Yonge St., right at (4025 Yonge St North York, ON M2P 2E3). This is the York Mills Centre office building on the North-East corner of Yonge St. & York Mills Rd. The York Mills subway station is in the basement of this building. If it is raining or snowing, you are welcome to wait in the lobby of the office tower until you see the bus stop in front of the building. TO PARK YOUR CAR: Only for day trips, you can park your car in a parking lot located at 3885 Yonge St, Toronto. This is about a 5-minute walk from the pick-up location. This is a pay-and-display parking lot. Covered parking is also available for day trips only in the parking garage at the York Mills Centre at 4025 Yonge St. The parking cost is $20 per day (2020 rates). Click here to see on map

    3rd pick-up location: Scarborough Town Centre - The address is (300 Borough Dr, Scarborough, ON M1P 4P5). The bus stops directly outside the Cineplex movie theatres at the Scarborough Town Centre. This pickup location is suitable for day trips. IF YOU NEED TO PARK YOUR CAR: Park anywhere near the movie theatres. Free parking all day. Cars cannot be left overnight after 2 AM.

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    NOTE about "How to get to York Mills Station" and TTC SUBWAY Operation
    * The subway will open @ 6.00 AM on Saturdays and 8.00 AM on Sundays. Therefore, you will have the following options for getting to York Mills Station:
    1) If you bring your own car, the parking lot is right in front of York Mills Station, and the Parking fee is approx. The parking cost is $20 per day (2020 rates)
    2) UBER: to get an uber, enter this address as your destination: York Mills Centre 4025 Yonge St, North York, ON M2P 2E3.
    3) you can use the TTC blue night bus. You should google it to see the timing/schedules. We have the following links:
    TTC Buses: https://www.ttc.ca/routes-and-schedules#/listroutes/bus  
    TTC Blue Night Network Map   
     

    Tour Attractions

    Prince Edward County Lavender Farm
    Prince Edward County Lavender Company is a grower, distiller, and crafter of fine lavender products. Nestled in the heart of Prince Edward County, their farm offers many cultivars of lavender, in a myriad of colors, scents, and tastes. Some of their cultivars are praised for their exceptional essential oil quality, while others are best kept for culinary creations or crafts. On our tour, we will have the opportunity to watch a demonstration of how Lavender Essential Oil is distilled and get your questions answered about this process. Enjoy lavender-flavored food and drinks... You will also have the opportunity to shop for fine lavender products in their boutique. 


    Prince Edward County
    Prince Edward County is an island in Lake Ontario where you go to fall in love with food, nature, art, and community all over again.  ‘The County’ is home to artists, entrepreneurs, farmers, winemakers, chefs, and all sorts of creative and passionate folks looking to be a part of the rural renaissance taking place here. 

    Waring House
    Located in Prince Edward, The Waring House is in the historical district, a 4-minute drive from Cranston Gallery on Main and 5 minutes from Bloomfield Visitor's Centre.

    Hillier Creek Estates Winery
    Hillier Creek Estates, in its current state, is a farm winery comprised of 50 acres; 30 of which are planted with Gamay, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, and our newly planted Vidal. Hillier Creek has already earned medals at an International Wine Competition in Finger Lakes, as well as four bronze Artevino awards in 2009, and six Artevino awards in 2010, our 2012 Chardonnay and our 2009 Estate Pinot Noir have both won a Silver Medal’s at the Royal Winter Fair 2013. Most recently we are thrilled to announce that our 2014 Barrel Aged Chardonnay won Champion at The Royal in 2017! The barn, now used as our winery, cellar, and tasting room, outdates us all. Estimated to be over 160 years old, the original barn was built directly on the ground.....
       
    Big Apple
    where you can buy fresh apple pies and apple bread, cakes, jams, and ciders. It's a cool place to eat and shop featuring counter-serve dining, and a country store.

    Note

    • ** Our tours are in the ENGLISH language only.
    • ** We STILL require all passengers 12 & older to be fully vaccinated. Because still, many suppliers require proof of vaccination (minimum of 2 shots) to let us enter their facility. Please bring your proof of vaccination (print or digital) + a valid Photo ID (e.g., health card, driver’s license).
    • ** Please dress based on the weather. Comfortable walking shoes are always recommended.
    • ** This tour is considered an easy-medium activity. 
    • ** We pre-assign seats based on first paid first served. In case you and your companion booked/paid separately, to be seated together, please let us know at the time of your booking. If you forgot to do so, please send an email to: info@funtours.ca after making the booking.
    • ** Please make sure you study this page before making any booking: Traveling during COVID-19 page
    • ** Itinerary Changes: We reserve the right to make time or itinerary changes, if necessary.

    ************* NOTIFICATIONS ABOUT GROUP TRAVEL *************
    Reasonable Level of Fitness: In order to get the most from your travels and keep up with the group, a reasonable level of fitness is required. You will need to be able to walk for 1-2 hours at an Easy to Medium-pace (on an even/uneven surface), get on and off coaches, trains and boats unassisted. Therefore, we ask that anyone wanting to travel with us carefully consider whether any PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS prevent you from fully enjoying our trips.
    Embrace the nature of Group Travel: To get the most out of your tour, pack a positive attitude and an open mind. These are most certainly valuable when traveling in a group. Our tours are packed with adventure, new experiences, and feel-good moments. However, despite the very best intentions and planning, things can and do go wrong and occasionally we encounter problems beyond our control, such as adverse weather conditions, and unexpected delays caused by traffic jams. In such situations, we ask for your patience and we will endeavor to keep as close to our scheduled itinerary as possible.
    Traveling with children: Due to the activity level of our group tours, all children require adult supervision. Some of our more active excursions may not be suitable for children under the age of 8.
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    If you have any questions, please email to  info@funtours.ca  - or call: 416-897-3020