PRIVATE Tour - The Grotto, Bruce Peninsula National Park

Private Tours (Available Every Day) / Private Vehicle (Sedan/Van)
13 Hours
  • Itinerary

    Discover the Grotto - Bruce Peninsula National Park 

    Available every day from WED, 1 JUL 2020 to MON, 12 OCT 2020

    Tour's duration: About 13.5 hours (7.30 AM to 9.00 PM)
    Pick-up location: Your residence/hotel/airport in Toronto or GTA (Grand Toronto Area)
    Operation: May to October
    Date: You choose
    The itinerary is flexible and can be customized according to your needs
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    Summary of The Day: On today's journey we proceed to one of Ontario’s must-see attractions, the beautiful Bruce Peninsula. The Bruce Peninsula offers visitors miles of majestic shoreline, clear-blue waters, amazing coves, sandy beaches, limestone cliffs, quiet wooded trails, and nearly endless, extraordinary scenery.
    The Grotto, in Bruce Peninsula National Park, is one of the top tourist attractions in Ontario. A shoreline sea cave with the beautiful blue waters, the Grotto is a unique natural wonder and memorable place to experience. The beautiful Bruce Peninsula offers visitors miles of majestic shoreline, clear-blue waters, amazing coves, sandy beaches, limestone cliffs, quiet wooded trails, and nearly endless, extraordinary scenery.
     
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    7:30 AM: Your guide-driver will pick you up from your residence/hotel in Toronto or GTA (Grand Toronto Area)
    Drive towards the Bruce Peninsula National Park (220 Km = 3 hours)
    8:30-9:00 AM: We will have a short coffee/washroom stop on the way.
     
    10.30 - 11.00 AM: Visit the magnificent Inglis Falls near Owen Sound.
     
    12:00 - 1:00 PM: Enjoy a delicious lunch at Lions Head Inn Restaurant & Pub.
     
    1:30 - 5:00 PM: enjoy hiking the Georgian Bay Trail and the Indian Head Cove and visit the Grotto Caves at the Bruce Peninsula National Park. You can also use your free time to enjoy Swimming, Snorkeling, or hiking... Carved over thousands of years by the waves and ice of Georgian Bay, the iconic Grotto in Bruce Peninsula National Park is a must-see attraction. Accompanied by a park guide, your group will view the Grotto and experience the beautiful Georgian Bay shoreline. Beautiful nature, water is super clean and just gorgeous for photos.
    NOTE: You will need to walk 30 minutes each way on the trail from the parking lot to the "Indian Head Cove". BUT there is also a 5-min advance hike from the "Indian Head Cove" to "the Grotto Cave" on slippery rocks. You will need an advanced level of fitness and mobility to do this part. Otherwise, you need to skip this part
     
    5:00 PM: Return to Toronto - (290 km = about 3.5 hrs).
    6:00 – 6:30 PM: We will have a stop on the way for dinner/coffee/washroom (near Wiarton, ON).
    We expect to arrive in Toronto around 9.00 PM (With regular traffic)
     
    *** The itinerary is flexible and can be customized according to your needs

    Price & Inclusions

     
    Group Size  ADULT (18+ years old)  CHILD (3-17 years old) INFANT (0-2 years old)
    1 $ 988 N/A N/A
    2 $ 526 $ 500 $ 474
    3 $ 373 $ 354 $ 335
    4 $ 377 $ 358 $ 339
    5 $ 314 $ 299 $ 283
    **All prices are per person, in Canadian dollars. 
    ** Prices are subject to 13% HST
    ** For larger group size, please contact us to get a quote 
     
    What’s Included:
    • Air-Conditioned Private Transportation (sedan or van) 
    • Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel/residence/airport in Toronto 
    • A delicious lunch at Lions Head Inn Restaurant & Pub
    • Visit the magnificent Inglis Falls near Owen Sound
    • A guided visit to the Indian Head Cove and the Grotto at the Bruce Peninsula National Park
    • All admissions
    • Accompanying Guide-driver
     
    Lunch Menu:  (Subject to change) 
    APPETIZER: Mixed green salad /or/ soup of the day
    ENTREE: the following choices are available. All served with /French fries/Sweet potatoes/Mashed potato
    • Georgian Bay Perch (lightly breaded tender fish fillet)
    • Hot Beef Inn-Style includes Roast beef with homemade Gravy and Yorkshire pudding
    • Beer-Battered Fish & Chips
    • Chicken Sandwich
    • *Vegetarian option: Roasted red pepper, Sundried tomato pesto, Spinach, Charred Red onions, Feta Cheese and a hint of mayo
    Coffee/Tea/Soft drinks
     
    What’s NOT included: 
    • Tip to the driver /guide
    • Personal expenses
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    NEW in 2020 - End Plastic Pollution
    Effective January 1, 2020, Toronto Fun Tours will no longer offer single-use plastic water bottles, many of which end up in our landfills, lakes, oceans, and rivers. We encourage you to bring a refillable water bottle. 

    Pickup

    Pick-up location: Your residence/hotel/airport in Toronto or GTA (Grand Toronto Area)
    Pick-up time: 8:00 AM
    Please enter the address of your Residence / Hotel in the "comment" section when you place your order. If you forgot to do so, please notify us by email info@funtours.ca 

    Tour Attractions

    The Bruce Peninsula is a peninsula in Ontario, Canada, that lies between Georgian Bay and the main basin of Lake Huron. The scenic region of Bruce peninsula houses two national parks - the Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Park - and miles of gorgeous, untouched coastline. Popular among tourists from Toronto, the coast features frequent boat tours to the famous Flowerpot Island, as well as kayaking, snorkeling, and diving. Visitors are also encouraged the explore the forests and caves riddled throughout the peninsula, so long as they respect the local wildlife, which include black bears, red-shouldered hawks, and the endangered Eastern Massasauga rattlesnake.

    Georgian Bay Trail
    The hike through the park to reach the Grotto in Tobermory takes about 35 minutes each way; along the way, you'll see diverse wetlands, ancient cedar trees spiraling from cliff-edges, a multitude of orchids and ferns, birds, and so much more!


    Indian Head Cove
    Indian Head Cove is a scenic inlet located next to the Grotto which is a cave with a natural pool of clear blue water. These two popular attractions are located along the Georgian Bay shoreline in Bruce Peninsula National Park and are reached by hiking about a half-hour from Cyprus Lake.
    NOTE: You will need to walk 30 minutes each way on the trail from the parking lot to the "Indian Head Cove". BUT there is also a 5-min advance hike from the "Indian Head Cove" to "the Grotto Cave" on slippery rocks. You will need an advanced level of fitness and mobility to do this part. Otherwise, you need to skip this part 


    The Grotto
    in Bruce Peninsula National Park, is one of the top tourism attractions in Ontario. A shoreline sea cave with the beautiful blue waters, the Grotto is a unique natural wonder and memorable place to experience. The beautiful Bruce Peninsula offers visitors miles of majestic shoreline, clear-blue waters, amazing coves, sandy beaches, limestone cliffs, quiet wooded trails, and nearly endless, extraordinary scenery. In fact, its grotto has been included in a list of 11 Most Breathtaking Blue Grottos and Sea Caves In The World for its crystal clear waters and enchanting play of colour.
    The cave itself is stunning, carved from ancient limestone and filled with the crystal clear, pristine turquoise water of Georgian Bay. You can walk along a ledge inside its cavity or, if you're brave enough, even take a swim inside!

    Inglis Falls 
    Known as “the best waterfalls in the area” is the most visited, anytime of year! One of three waterfalls that surround the City of Owen Sound, Inglis Falls is the best known and most visited. Situated in the heart of the 200-hectare Inglis Falls Conservation Area, Inglis Falls is an 18 metre high cascade, created by the Sydenham River meeting the edge of the Niagara Escarpment. The erosive power of the water has carved a deep gorge at the base of the falls. On a clear day you can see down the valley into the City of Owen Sound and out to the Owen Sound harbour.
    There is something for everybody; a viewing platform for those unable to see over the stone wall, 7.42 km of trails of various difficulty, access to the Bruce Trail, more than 20 species of ferns, bird watching opportunities, a series of geological potholes, historical remains of a grist mill, washrooms, picnic facilities and visitor information centre.
     
    Lions Head Inn Restaurant & Pub
    Overlooking Isthmus Bay, this English pub-style restaurant/bar serves chef-prepared meals including fish & chips, prime rib dinners. Sit on our lovely outdoor patio and enjoy the fresh clean air and the views of the Lion's Head beach and village. There is also an indoor patio available as well as our indoor seating and pub area.

    Note

    1. Please do not forget to bring your bathing clothes and towel in case you want to swim. Also, please be informed all risks and responsibilities involved in swimming/hiking and personal activities in this trip is waved by Toronto Fun Tours.
    2. This tour is considered as easy-medium activity. The hikes last approximately 1 hour. Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    3. Appropriate footwear “sturdy walking /hiking shoes” and clothing (based on the weather) are highly recommended.
    4. This tour is entirely in Canada and passports are NOT required.

    ************* IMPORTANT NOTIFICATIONS *
     
    IN THE TIME OF COVID-19Physical distancing is practiced on all of our tours and additional cleaning measures and protocols will be adhered to.
     
    Reasonable Level of Fitness: 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 the car unassisted.  
     
    ITINERARY FLEXIBILITY
    This is a suggested itinerary. On any private tour, you have the flexibility to modify your itinerary according to your needs with professional advice from our experienced travel consultants.
    During the tour, you can easily skip the activities that you do not like, explore options for additional activities, and tweak our itinerary as needed.
    Let us know what special requests you have for the day and we will customize your itinerary in advance!
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    If you have any questions, please email to info@funtours.ca  - or call: 416-897-3020