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The Rum Runners Tour
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“prohibition era”(18 reviews)
“piano player”(7 reviews)
“buffet lunch”(7 reviews)
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Prohibition was a wild,hysterical age filled with glamour & excitement difficult to match in history. It spawned the birth of speakeasies, flapper girls and blind pigs. Gangsters fought to secure a share of the illegal liquor business and mobsters...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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9750 Beachdale Rd, Windsor, Ontario N8R 1S3, Canada
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+1 519-990-5379
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All reviews prohibition era piano player buffet lunch five hours hiram walker trolley ride speak easy various locations history lesson interesting information historic sites laughed so hard whiskey tasting french connection great canadian al capone sandwich
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another Senior bus tour. Ho-hum )-: But no...This tour was da bees knees! All da actors were da berries and Bertha Thomas is some hotsy-totsy dame. Gots ta say dat Yorkie was my favorite character, one lovable little hood! This is a tour and show...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rum Runners tour was great fun. The characters were entertaining and very informative. I learned alot about prohibition. The lunch was delish and Bertha Thomas was the best! I would have appreciated a few statements about what happened once Prohibition was over. What happened...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rubygirl14
Reviewed 9 November 2018

This tour was very well put together and very entertaining. The players were very knowledgable and entertaining. It was great to see and hear about the locations where the people lived and worked during prohibition. The visit to the distillery was also funny and tasty....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ThomasS3259
Mark B, Owner at The Rum Runners Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2018

Thank you for your comments. Our goal is two fold, to educate and entertain. Sounds like we accomplished both.

Reviewed 9 November 2018

Perfect sunny weather added to this great fun packed day. The actors brought to life the incredible history of Rumrunning in this area along the Detroit River shoreline. The visit to the Wolfhead distillery was very informative, tasty and a nice break. We ended the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Highboy55
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Great tour through Essex County area with a lively cast recounting the times of prohibition. Informative, but entertaining and very professional. The meal included was very good and the entertainment during it hilarious!!!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karen M
Reviewed 22 October 2018

My wife and I took our daughter and her husband on this tour. We all had a wonderful time. Fun Characters depicting the Prohibition Era. They were our guides and explained the history of Prohibition and it's effect on Windsor and Detroit. We toured several...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cheri M
Mark B, Owner at The Rum Runners Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

So glad you were able to spend your day with us and that you had a great time. We did too.

Reviewed 16 October 2018

We had the opportunity to participate in The Rum Runners Tour as part of a weekend package to the Windsor area with Great Canadian (October 2018). It was a very entertaining morning including lunch and we'd certainly like to experience it again! Kudos to ALL...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jayne S
Mark B, Owner at The Rum Runners Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for letting us share your day.

Reviewed 5 October 2018

This history tour of the Rum Running Era was not just Excellent it was OUTSTANDING! The story was told with actors and historical locations in Windsor, Ontario. The presentations were informative and funny at the same time, mainly due to the skill of the actors....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank George B
Mark B, Owner at The Rum Runners Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

It's great to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of the tour. Your comment "entertaining lesson" is exactly what we strive to accomplish.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

These talented individuals are amazing! The information was very interesting and delivered in a fun and entertaining way. Great characters and performers/performances! Our entire group loved it!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Mark B, Owner at The Rum Runners Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

We try to educate our passengers about this important part of our local history, while at the same time entertaining them. So glad you were able to spend your day with us.

Reviewed 30 September 2018

We were very excited to go on this tour...and it certainly didn't disappoint. It was full of very interesting information about the "Roaring 20's" and The Rumrunners. The actors were all very entertaining and informative. We enjoyed every minute of the 5 hour tour... We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank susan02192018
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Kathryn102
18 September 2018|
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Response from Trudy G | Reviewed this property |
There actually was a boy, somewhere in the 11-14 years old age group, accompanied by his dad on the trip and the actors were very careful in their language but did apologize on a couple of occasions. I would probably not... More
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Nicole S
16 July 2018|
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Response from Mark B | Property representative |
Our season normally runs from late April until mid November. We hope, in the next couple of weeks to have tour dates posted for October and November.
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53pelicans
17 July 2016|
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Response from Mark B | Property representative |
The trolley bus that we use has three steps to get in and out. There is no storage compartment under the bus so we use one of the bench seats inside to store walkers or wheel chairs. The venues we visit have ramps and in one... More
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