THE RUM RUNNERS TOUR TIMELINE
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!
MEET THE CHARACTERS
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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.
The Rum Runners tour is 4 hours in length.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour time. All tours depart at the scheduled tour time.
The tour is recommended for high school age students or older. We do not have children’s prices.
Unfortunately, the bus we use at this time is not wheel chair accessible.
The entire tour is conducted in English.
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.
Yes vegetarian meals are available. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions/accommodations at the time of booking your tour.
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!
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.
We accept cash, credit, debit and email transfers.
Yes, we currently use school buses for our tour and the buses are all heated.
No, we cannot guarantee that the buses will be air conditioned
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.
There are accessible washrooms at both Mackenzie Hall and Bedford United Church.
Your generous gratuities can be offered to the tour host at the end of the show. All gratuities will be distributed among the cast.
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.
Yes merchandise will be available to purchase at the Rock Star Platinum Event Center.
We accept cash, credit and debit for merchandise purchases.
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.
We require a minimum of 32 people for the Rum Runners Tour
No food or drinks are allowed on the tour, thank you for your understanding.