THE RUM RUNNERS TOUR TIMELINE

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A four-hour live-action bus tour where costumed characters tell the story of Prohibition in Windsor and Detroit during the Roaring Twenties. Watch the drama unfold between the forces of good and evil as “The Fighting Parson” tackles lawless saloon owners and gangsters making deals with local bootleggers. Enjoy your hot buffet lunch at a re-enacted Speakeasy while entertained with live music, singing and comedy routines!

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MEET THE CHARACTERS

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During the tour, you’ll take part in a re-enacted Speakeasy, where the legendary Bertha Thomas, who operated one of the more popular speakeasies, will greet you. She served Hollywood movie stars as well as some of the most notorious gangsters. While you enjoy a delicious lunch, Bertha will tell the story of the Speakeasies and how they managed to operate right under the nose of the law. She will explain why many were built along the waterfront and tell tales of the secret tunnels to the river and passage ways to hidden rooms where even local politicians revelled in the illegal gambling and drinking. Of course, music was a big part of the Speakeasies and our resident piano player “Fingers” will tickle the ivories with tunes from that era. Feel free to sing along and if you’re really brave we’ll teach you the steps to the Charleston. Keep an eye out for the cops, because the place could be raided at any time.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where do I meet the bus?

For the local tour (one that you have booked your ticket directly with us) we leave from the Rockstar Platinum located at 2418 Central Avenue in Windsor.

How long does the tour take?

The Rum Runners tour is 4 hours in length.

How early should I arrive?

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour time.  All tours depart at the scheduled tour time.

What is the youngest age recommended for the tour?

The tour is recommended for high school age students or older.  We do not have children’s prices.

Is your bus wheel chair accessible?

Unfortunately, the bus we use at this time is not wheel chair accessible.

What language is the tour in?

The entire tour is conducted in English.

What is included in the ticket price?

The bus tour includes stops at two historical Windsor landmarks.  You will also be served a full hot lunch and will enjoy two hours of musical entertainment at the venue where lunch is provided.

Are vegetarian meals available?

Yes vegetarian meals are available.  Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions/accommodations at the time of booking your tour.

Are your tours narrated?

Yes, the Rum Runners tour is fully narrated by knowledgeable guides.  However, the Rum Runners tour is more than just a narration—it is an experience!

What is your cancellation policy? Refund? Exchanges?

All sales are final after your credit card has been processed.  We do not offer refunds, adjustments, or exchanges for another tour time.  All tours depart at the scheduled time.

Where can I purchase tickets?

You can purchase tickets using the booking calendar below, or by calling 1-844-4WE-TOUR.

What type of payment methods do you take?

We accept cash, credit, debit and email transfers.

Are the buses heated?

Yes, we currently use school buses for our tour and the buses are all heated.

Are the buses air conditioned?

No, we cannot guarantee that the buses will be air conditioned

How many stops does the tour make?

We make stops at Windsor’s historic Mackenzie Hall and at Bedford United Church. We also provide lunch and entertainment at The Rock Star Platinum Event Center.

Are there washroom facilities at the stops?

There are accessible washrooms at both Mackenzie Hall and Bedford United Church.

May I tip the actors?

Your generous gratuities can be offered to the tour host at the end of the show. All gratuities will be distributed among the cast.

What are your months of operation?

Our tour season runs from April 1st to November 30th.  But keep an eye on our website for musical reviews and special events from January to March and in December.

Is there Rum Runners merchandise available for purchase?

Yes merchandise will be available to purchase at the Rock Star Platinum Event Center.

What type of payment do you accept for merchandise?

We accept cash, credit and debit for merchandise purchases.

Do you just offer the Rum Runners tour or do you have other tours or events available?

In 2024 we will be running the French Connection Tour throughout the year and the Spirits of Windsor Tour in October.  Please keep an eye on our website for updates.  We also offer private dinner shows and corporate events.

Can we book the Rum Runners Tour for a private group?

Yes, you can.  Please call us at 1-844-4WE-TOUR to book a private event. We require a minimum of 32 people for the Rum Runners Tour.

Do you have group rates available?

Unfortunately, no.

What are the minimum number of participants required for a tour?

We require a minimum of 32 people for the Rum Runners Tour

Are food and drinks allowed while on the tour?

No food or drinks are allowed on the tour, thank you for your understanding.

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