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Niagara Falls, Ontario

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Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Trip

1. Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Trip

Leave Toronto earlier and get back sooner on a fun and leisurely day trip to Niagara Falls. Relax in the comfort of an air-conditioned bus under the expert care of your engaging local guide. Your adventure begins when you meet your guide at the convenient downtown meeting point. Set off on the 90-minute scenic drive into the Niagara Region. Your driver will share their local knowledge along the way. Your first stop is a structured wine tasting including ice wine at an award-winning winery. You'll also visit a country market and explore the vineyards. Climb back on board and drive through the historic colonial architecture of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Take in the sights of the Niagara River and million-dollar homes along the scenic Niagara Parkway. Pause for guided photo stops at the Floral Clock, Hydro Power Station, Whirlpool Rapids, and the Niagara Gorge before arriving at Niagara Falls. Upgrade to include the seasonal Voyage to the Falls boat tour and sail into the heart of the world-famous falls. Your guide will escort you to the cruise departure point so you can benefit from expedited access to the boat boarding area. When the cruise is not operating, you'll instead ride to the top of Skylon Tower's observation deck for unbeatable panoramic views of the Falls.  Pending on the tour option selected, enjoy up to 3-hours free time in Niagara Falls to explore the local attractions. Your tour concludes with a quiet and cool return to Toronto before 5:30 PM, in time for you to relax before your evening plans.

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From Toronto: Small Group Day Trip to Niagara Falls

2. From Toronto: Small Group Day Trip to Niagara Falls

Beat the crowds with an early pickup from Downtown Toronto. Arrive at the falls at the perfect time to start your day. Your local guide will provide commentary along the way and throughout your full-day tour. You will arrive in Niagara Falls around 10:00 AM where you will have 3-hours of free time to explore, view the Canadian waterfalls, and participate in optional local attractions, like a boat ride across the falls. Take advantage of your expert tour guide’s advice on how to best see the falls and hints on how to use your time.  Next, enjoy a scenic ride (and photo opportunities) across the Niagara Parkway and stop or drive through famous sights like a local farmers market and the Niagra Whirlpool Rapids. Bring lunch with you or eat at a local restaurant of your choice. See the famous Niagara Falls ‘Clifton Hill’ strip during your free time. Continue your day with a narrated drive through Niagara-on-the-Lake, one of Canada's most historic towns which dates back several hundred years and helped to shape Canada's heritage. Explore a country market and try local snacks or buy souvenirs (seasonal). Finish your tour with complimentary wine tasting in the Niagara Wine Region, including the famous local icewine. Return to Toronto around 4:30 PM-5:00 PM to your original location and make it back in time to enjoy dinner and a free evening in Toronto.

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Niagara Falls, Canada: Scenic Helicopter Flight

3. Niagara Falls, Canada: Scenic Helicopter Flight

Book in advance and save — book before August 31 for travel dates in September through November to get a complimentary photo. Embark on the ride of a lifetime aboard a 12-minute helicopter flight. Combine adventure with spectacular views as you soar above Niagara Falls. Take off from the heliport located 5 minutes from downtown Niagara Falls, Canada. Climb aboard an Airbus H130 with seats for up to 7 passengers. The spacious cabin features large windows for the best panoramic views. Take to the skies as you fly over to the Niagara River. Listen to the on-board narration that's available in 12 languages. Glide above the River from the Whirlpool to the Rainbow Bridge. See Queen Victoria Park, Skylon Tower, the American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls from above. Follow the curve of Canadian Horseshoe Falls and see rainbows in all directions. On the return to the heliport, you might spy the outline of Toronto to the north and the shores of Lake Erie to the south. Touch down after an exhilarating 12-minutes and continue your adventure in Niagara Falls.

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From Toronto: Niagara Falls Evening Tour With Boat Cruise

4. From Toronto: Niagara Falls Evening Tour With Boat Cruise

Benefit from pick-up service from all downtown Toronto or Toronto Pearson Airport hotels, and then journey by climate-controlled mini-coach to Niagara Falls. Listen to an informative commentary about the history of the area and the role of the native people, and discover why the geography makes the Niagara Peninsula so unique. Upon arrival at Niagara Whirlpool, marvel at one of the most violent white water rapids in North America. Then, climb aboard the Hornblower to experience the power, energy and majesty of Niagara Falls up close on the "Voyage to the Falls" boat tour. Be mesmerized by the height of Horseshoe Falls and the volume of water that plunges from its crestline. Travel along the Niagara Parkway to see the power of the Niagara River as it prepares to plunge over the falls. Take in the scenic landscape of Dufferin Islands along the way. Get some free time at Niagara Falls for dinner or to visit Clifton Hill and other attractions. Gaze in awe when dusk arrives and the great cataracts are lit up in a multitude of colors. Opt for a tour with dinner and dine at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel. Feast from the Fallsview Buffet and get panoramic views of Niagara Falls illuminated for the night. Depart Niagara Falls and journey back to Toronto for drop off at your hotel on arrival.

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Niagara Falls, Canada: Zipline to The Falls

5. Niagara Falls, Canada: Zipline to The Falls

Join Niagara's most exciting and unique Falls viewing experience. Benefit from express admission by completing your waiver online in advance of arrival. Head directly to the launch kiosk where staff will accompany you via elevator up to the zipline launch pad. Be kitted out with a helmet and a comfort safety harness. You'll receive all the safety instructions you'll need so that you can simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the views. Sense the incredible force of nature as you soar 67 meters above the famous Niagara River Gorge and glide smoothly 670 meters past the American Falls towards the awesome power, thundering roar and amazing mist of the mighty Canadian Horseshoe Falls, and arrive at the Falls Observation Landing Deck. Enjoy the very best viewing and photo opportunity of the world-famous Niagara Falls in all its glory. Finally, return to the top in comfort aboard air-conditioned passenger vans.

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From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Boat Cruise

6. From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Boat Cruise

Marvel at the grandeur of Niagara Falls on a 9.5-hour tour from Toronto. Travel along the scenic Niagara Parkway, stopping at the Floral Clock, Whirlpool Spanish Aero Car, the historical Niagara-on-the-Lake, and some scenic stops for pictures. Get up close to the Horseshoe Falls on a Niagara City Cruises "Voyage to the Falls." Along the way, you’ll hear about the area’s history and geography. After visiting several of the area's attractions, board a Niagara city cruise for a ride to the base of the Horseshoe Falls. Stop for lunch at a restaurant of your choice. If you selected the tour with the lunch option, enjoy a meal overlooking the falls. Take a scenic drive through Niagara Falls with views of Fort George, Brock’s Monument, Hydropower stations, Niagara River, Welland Canal, picturesque vineyards along the Great Lakes - with a complimentary bottle of water provided — with a certified, professional tour guide.

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Niagara Falls, Canada: Night Tour with Dinner and Light Show

7. Niagara Falls, Canada: Night Tour with Dinner and Light Show

Be whisked away for a night at the falls from any downtown Niagara Falls location and head to the Niagara Parks power station to see how the hydropower is generated. See the Niagara Parks epic sound and light show. Watch this immersive, sensory, and family-friendly show featuring 3D projection, interactive opportunities, and a breathtaking musical score. After the show, treat your senses to a delicious 3-course with a view of the falls at Table Rock House Restaurant. Dine on locally sourced and internationally inspired cuisine before heading to the Illumination Tower. View the multi-colored illuminated water of the falls against the night sky. Get creative and control the lights yourself and get an “I Lit Up Niagara Falls” certificate. Finally, your tour guide will drop you off back at your hotel.

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Niagara Falls, Canada: Skylon Tower Observation Deck Ticket

8. Niagara Falls, Canada: Skylon Tower Observation Deck Ticket

Book your flexible date ticket in advance to visit Skylon Tower around your travel plans and the weather. Your ticket is valid for entry within seven days of the booked date. Year-round, under the sun or stars, enjoy the best panoramic views of the Falls and surrounding city from 236 meters above the Niagara Gorge. Your visit begins with the 'Ride to the Top' in a glass-enclosed, exterior elevator. A smooth 52-second trip will have you to the top of the tower, ready to discover the sights from the indoor and outdoor observation deck. Admire aerial views of Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, Great Gorge, and the Niagara River. During the day, take in views of the Niagara wine region and the skyscrapers of Toronto and Buffalo, when the conditions are right. Visit at night to see the Falls illuminated in a cascade of colors and admire the seasonal Falls Fireworks display overhead.  The Revolving Dining Room and the Summit Suite Buffet offer sumptuous meal options. At the base of Skylon Tower is a family fun center with interactive games and rides for all ages. Browse the shopping concourse with a wide selection of specialty shops featuring distinctive Canadian souvenirs, giftware, clothing, jewelry, native crafts, and local artisans.

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Niagara Falls, Canada: Niagara SkyWheel Ticket

9. Niagara Falls, Canada: Niagara SkyWheel Ticket

Take a ride on Canada’s largest observation wheel, the Niagara SkyWheel. Towering 175 feet over the falls, it is the most exciting way to see Niagara Falls. Marvel at views of the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, the Niagara River and other landmarks. Enhance your experience with audio narration about Niagara Falls and how the SkyWheel was made. The Niagara SkyWheel features fully enclosed gondolas, climated controlled for year-round comfort and enjoyment. Ride day or night, in any season. Enjoy spectacular aerial views for miles in every direction on the 8 to 12-minute ride. Take in the glittering lights of Clifton Hill and the surrounding Niagara skyline on an evening ride.

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Niagara Falls, Canada: Small Group Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

10. Niagara Falls, Canada: Small Group Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a 4.5-hour tour at the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Experience the mighty waterfalls from several perspectives with stunning views of both the American and the Horseshoe Falls. See the power of Niagara up close, on board the Hornblower Niagara Cruises boat ride Voyage to the Falls. On this tour hear about the origins of the falls and see the American and Canadian power plants that run on the Niagara River's waters. Stop to admire the beautiful Floral Clock, made up of more than 16,000 carpet bedding plants. Learn about the Niagara Glen and the Whirlpool Golf Course, plus enjoy fully narrated stops at the Whirlpool Rapids Observation Deck and the Brink of the Falls. Ascend the Skylon Tower for panoramic aerial views and descend behind the falls as feel the Horseshoe Falls cascading above you at the Journey Behind the Falls.

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What people are saying about Niagara Falls, Ontario

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 9,424 reviews

Ngl it was sketch but it was one of the greatest experiences you could have for an evening, the light show was amazing, the three course meal was mid tier but changing the lights of falls was an experience combined with a great guide made the whole experience perfect!! 100% I’m very happy we took a shot at this experience with a small amount of reviews!

Super Tourguides der Fabio. :-). Hat super viel spaß gemacht. Fabio hat uns nicht nur von A nach B gefahren, sondern hat auch Geschichte erzählt. TOP

Journey behind the falls was amazing and educational! It’s a great way to get close to the falls.

We were only 6 people which was the good side. Nathan was very informative . Amazing experience.

Lovely place , in the middle of the winter a touch of tropic,