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Wine and Lunch Escape provided by Grape Escapes Nova Scotia Wine Tours

Wine and Lunch Escape
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99% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
16
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    6h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    16
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch with a glass of wine, beer or cider for each guest is included plus server gratuities to the restaurant
  • Tour and tasting fees are included at all 3 of the wineries visited
  • Entry/Admission - Benjamin Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Luckett Vineyards
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Pre Wines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, 1919 Upper Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 3J5, Canada Please meet in front of the main entrance to the hotel. This tour departs from the Marriott Harbourfront located at 1919 Upper Water Street at 9:45am. Please note there are a few Marriott Hotels in Halifax.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Proof of full vaccination for COVID 19 required to participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch with a glass of wine, beer or cider for each guest is included plus server gratuities to the restaurant
  • Tour and tasting fees are included at all 3 of the wineries visited
  • Entry/Admission - Benjamin Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Luckett Vineyards
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Pre Wines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, 1919 Upper Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 3J5, Canada Please meet in front of the main entrance to the hotel. This tour departs from the Marriott Harbourfront located at 1919 Upper Water Street at 9:45am. Please note there are a few Marriott Hotels in Halifax.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Proof of full vaccination for COVID 19 required to participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 7 Oct 2021
A note from Wine and Lunch Escape
Proof of full vaccination for COVID 19 required to participate.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
    1919 Upper Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 3J5, Canada
    Please meet in front of the main entrance to the hotel. This tour departs from the Marriott Harbourfront located at 1919 Upper Water Street at 9:45am. Please note there are a few Marriott Hotels in Halifax.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Benjamin Bridge
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Luckett Vineyards
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Grand Pre Wines
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Claude F
1 contribution
Nov 2021
JD was an outstanding host/driver/guide from the very start and throughout the entire trip. He entertained us with local history and cultural lore, and he educated us on the history and craft of wine production in our unique maritime region. We visited three amazing wineries in the Annapolis Valley and sampled a savoury array of whites, rosés & reds that left us wanting more. Fortunately, we were able to stock up on some of our favorites to share with family & friends back home. Our lunch and beverage at the Church in Wolfville was fantastic. We fully enjoyed the experience, a first for all of us, and thank you to JD for his wit, humour and colourful tales from Grape Escapes past! Warm regards, Claude
Written 14 November 2021
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Ginette R
Brandon, Canada2 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Our tour was absolutely amazing! Colleen was incredible, she was very informative and kept the group engaged with her great sense of humor. The quantities and qualities of wines we tasted far exceeded our expectations. The 3 vinyards were absolutely gorgeous and made for a fantastic 50th Birthday present for my husband. So glad we booked this tour and would highly recommend it to anyone!

Ginette Ripley
Written 19 October 2021
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Susan D
Thanks for giving us a great review Ginette. We were happy to be part of your husband's 50th birthday and that you enjoyed the 3 wineries you visited. Colleen is one of our great team of guides. We hope to see you again next season.
Written 29 October 2021
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hairem920
Ottawa, Canada14 contributions
Nov 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our Wine and Lunch Escape tour in early November. Randy, our driver, was very friendly and gave us lots of information about the history of the area, various local wineries and other places of interest as we drove along. The bus was very clean and comfortable and the three wineries selected for the tour were lovely. The staff at wineries we visited were all friendly and knowledgable and we very much enjoyed tasting the selections provided by each one. Lunch at the Church Brewing Company in Wolfville was included and as our meals had been preordered, we didn't wait long to be served. Our lunches were excellent and use of the beautiful old church building is really interesting. We were fortunate to go on a lovely sunny day and also enjoyed our time on the bus and at lunch chatting with the other participants. It was a great day and we would highly recommend this tour. The wineries on the tour were Grand Pre, Benjamin Bridge and Planters Ridge.
Written 14 November 2021
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intellibyte
Montreal, Canada136 contributions
Oct 2021
Overall, this tour was lots of fun , mainly due to JD.. very animated and professional.
He was a wealth of information and kept us laughing (however after a few hours, we didn't need anybody to make us laugh.. Wine does that sometimes.
We sat in the front seat and i felt he was taking great care to keep us safe. He shared information with us at the same time ensuring that he got us there safely.
The lunch was quite good , all of the winery people where friendly and professional,eager to answer all of our questions.
I did hear from someone that there are better wineries that offer better wines, which were not part of the tour. This may due to those places may not entertain groups.
We did taste one red which was a little vinegary , but this region is not strong in its reds. If you don't like white wine, i would avoid this tour... ...
Written 12 October 2021
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Susan D
Thank you for your review. JD is one of our great team of tours guides and takes pride in what he does. Our public tours have set routes but if you book a private tour in the future we do take requests for the wineries you prefer and try to accommodate you. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 29 October 2021
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Donna J
Kelowna, Canada1 contribution
Oct 2021
Everything about the trip was excellent! The selection of wineries was diverse, each showcasing different styles of wine, architecture and ambiance.. JD, our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. The van was spacious enough for comfort, yet still allowed the small group hear the commentary and to ask questions or chat easily. Even the weather was perfect! Altogether a great day!
Written 7 October 2021
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Susan D
Thank you or giving us a great review and that the weather cooperated. JD takes pride in what he does and it shows. We hope to see you again next season.
Written 29 October 2021
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swmbo66
Sydney, Canada11 contributions
Oct 2021
Our driver Colleen was animated and full of stories and information. We visited 3 vineyards and tasted a good number of wines, all of which were well presented. Lunch was delicious, and served on the patio at Luckett vineyard, so there was a gorgeous backdrop. Our only complaint was that water wasn't provided at any location, and as it was a hot day and we were drinking a lot of wine, we felt a bit dehydrated. That aside, I'd highly recommend this tour. We discovered a couple of gems we might never have tried, and which we bought. We also want to go back to explore the beautiful Annapolis valley over a few days. Well done !
Written 7 October 2021
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Susan D
Thanks for giving us a great review. Colleen is one of our great team of tours guides. We're happy the weather cooperated for your lunch on the patio. We hope to see you again next season.
Written 6 November 2021
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Natalie P
1 contribution
Aug 2020
We had the most top-notch experience on our Wine and Lunch Escape tour and would absolutely recommend it to everyone! The three wineries, Luckett, Benjamin Bridge and Grand Pré were three highly unique, yet absolutely stunning venues in their own way and we would love to revisit them again in the future.

Each winery boasted their own stand-out qualities (the lunch at Luckett was a highlight!), and our tour guide, Colleen was the cherry on top for the tour - definitely ask for her when making your booking). We hope to be back again in the future for another tour.
Written 11 August 2020
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Susan D
Thanks for the great review. Colleen always does a great job and loves to showcase our wine industry. Glad you enjoyed the wineries and we look forward to hosting you again soon.
Written 19 August 2020
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Wendy
1 contribution
I highly recommend this wine tour. Our guide/driver Colleen was very knowledgeable about Nova Scotia wines and the history of the area. We learned a lot. She took care of all the details and was very helpful when some in our group were overheated. The wineries are all beautiful and the wines are all amazing. Can’t wait to go again sometime!
Written 13 August 2021
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Susan D
Thank you for giving us a great review. Colleen is one of our great tour guides not only knowledgeable about wine but also our province. We look forward to seeing you again next season.
Written 6 November 2021
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Craig F
5 contributions
A group of 7 of us did the wine and lunch escape a few days ago and we absolutely loved it. Colleen, our driver/guide, did an amazing job. It’s definitely not easy balancing the two roles but she owned it and was hilarious and relaxed the whole time. She even took the time to study, and remember, everyone’s name which makes it so much more personable (thanks from a teacher😉). The wine was excellent and the food was delicious. I would recommend this tour to anyone, whether you’re a wine drinker or not. Cheers!
Written 16 July 2020
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Susan D
Thanks for the great review. Colleen always does a great job and loves to showcase our wine industry. Glad you enjoyed the wine and food and we look forward to hosting you again soon.
Written 19 August 2020
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Emma M
4 contributions
Jun 2020
What a day!! Our tour guide, Colleen, took great care of us. Right away, she explained the COVID protocols, including wiping down the bus each time we hopped off, and offering us masks and hand sanitizer. She was so knowledgeable about the area, about wines, and made the 45 minute drive fly by. Each winery had its own unique experience, and they all served fabulous wines. We had a delicious lunch at Luckett's vineyard overlooking the greenery and the blue skies.

The wineries all have extra safety precautions in place. The staff are either distancing or wearing face shields. There is hand sanitizer available everywhere.

Our group had so much fun and brought a few extra bottles home with us. We felt like VIPs all day long!
Written 22 June 2020
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Susan D
Hi Emma! Wow, thank you for the wonderful review :) We're so glad you enjoyed your tour and felt safe in regards to everything happening with COVID. Hope to see you again for a tour soon! - Brittany
Written 29 June 2020
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ScubaFrogBC
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Had a great time, met lots of wonderful people, and tasted amazing wines!
We had a fantastic trip on the Wine and Gourmet Lunch tour! J.D. was brilliant! He not only was informative in his
6fury
6fury
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11/10
From the moment Colleen picked us the fun began. She provided with information about the area and brought us to the
amarieaust09
amarieaust09
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Evening Escape Tour
What an amazing time! The Evening Escape Tour was excellent. From the wineries, to a sunset meal at Luckett vineyar
halifax1987amh
halifax1987amh
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A+++++
The Evening Escape was so great! Great variety of wines, guides were entertaining and knowledgeable. Our driver, Co
481kaylanb
481kaylanb
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Amazing time
JD & DAN we’re the best and the tour was great 🎉 definitely recommend if your planning a trip to Halifax 🥰
Jesshanysh
Jesshanysh
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11/10 Would Recommend!
Absolutely lovely time. My cousin and I planned a girls trip and we had such a sweet time, not just with one anothe
hannahasns
hannahasns
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Amazing tour!
An excellent experience all around! Colleen was a great guide, the experience was seamless. Will definitely book ag
AtlanticLobsterLover
AtlanticLobsterLover
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A Must-do in Nova Scotia 🍷
Driver/guide (Colleen) excellent ... bus (Se-bus-tian) comfortable - USB ports for charging phones/cameras would be
zigzagger0194
zigzagger0194
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Good selection of wine
The afternoon escape wine tour was excellent loved every aspect of it. Got some great selections on wine. Loved the
hlindala
hlindala
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Amazing !
We booked a private evening tour, Patrick was our driver/guide and he was amazing! From the moment we were picked
FionaMG50
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Weekend Getaway in NS
We had a fantastic wine tour with this tour group. Our tour guide/driver/wine connoisseur Colleen was fantastic! Sh
donaldl942
donaldl942
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Day out adventure
My daughter took me on the tour as a gift for my birthday. Very pleasant day. Lots of wine options. The lunch at
NewBrunswicker08
NewBrunswicker08
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Excellent Tour!
We really enjoyed our day with Great Escape NS Wine Tour! Very well organized tour- great driver! Pat was excellent
leezahack
leezahack
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Amazing Evening Escape
We (a group of 3) went on the Evening Escape and had a fantastic time. We went to Domaine de Grande Pre, Benjamin B
jylians
jylians
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Fantastic Day
We had a great day of wine tasting with our guide J.D. First stop was the gorgeous Benjamin Bridge winery, on the
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