From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

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From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

From $200 per person

Experience one of the world's most remarkable natural wonders on a full-day tour of Niagara Falls on the American side of the border. Ride the famous Maid of the Mist boat and get up close to attractions such as Horseshoe Falls and American Falls.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 22 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup optional
Pick-up possible from hotels in Manhattan.
Private or small groups available


  • Ride the famous "Maid of the Mist" boat close to the cascades of Niagara Falls
  • Get amazing views of Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls
  • Visit Goat Island and Luna Island, and all the observatories surrounding the falls
  • Spend 5 hours admiring the roar of Niagara Falls
  • Witness the amazing light show in the night (available only with morning departure tour)
  • Stand in awe while the fireworks sparkle above the falls (available only with morning departure tour seasonal attraction)
Full description
Depart New York City and journey to Niagara Falls in New York State to experience the natural wonder from multiple perspectives. By leaving NYC late at night, you'll arrive in the early morning to morning-mist rainbows and the falls’ magnificent roars. Alternatively, departing New York City in the morning will grant you the chance to see the falls change from day to night, and to witness the amazing light show while standing in awe of the fireworks overhead.  Hear the roar of the waterfalls and see magical rainbows to take your breath away in the early morning before the crowds arrive. Climb aboard the famous Maid of the Mist boat to get up close to the immense Horseshoe Falls. Visit attractions such as the uninhabited Goat Island and Luna Island on the Niagara River. Get stunning views of the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls and gaze in awe at the rapids of the Niagara River as it tumbles towards the amazing cascades.
  • Maid Of The Mist” (not included in "transportation only" option)
  • Pick-up and drop off at selected hotels (not included in "transportation only" option)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • English and Spanish-speaking guide (not included in "transportation only" option)
  • Entrance and national park fees
  • Entrance ticket
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Souvenirs
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Intoxication

    Know before you go

    • Restrooms may not be available on the vehicle
    • This is a bilingual English and Spanish tour
    • No visa is required to visit Niagara Falls on the American side of the border
    • The vehicle size will depend on the number of reservations
    • Reservations are based on availability
    • There is a possibility to visit the Canadian side of the waterfalls on your own. In order to do that you will need to have your passport and Canadian Visa
    • The"Maid of the Mist" boat ride is a seasonal activity operating May to November
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 50 reviews

    Review summary

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    Trip was long, but that was what was expected. Daniel was an excellent driver, albeit the bus being pretty cramped. Unless you are excellent in sleeping in cars with limited space, expect to come back tired. The tour itself was beautiful and our tour guide Brian was amazing. Definitely knew his stuff and enhanced the experience. The other members of our group actually left pretty early into the tour, but Brian kept going and gave us a private tour.

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    June 18, 2021

    Definitely "not very comfortable" excursion to do in a day, but the Niagara Falls certainly deserve the effort of the journey and of "little sleep". It is known a priori when you buy the excursion that will be challenging from the point of view of the "grind" but it is feasible ... we even the next day we added Washington and Philadelphia with up early at 4 and we are still alive!

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    September 6, 2019

    The guide was great: the guides really knew, gave a lot of tips and information, relatively small group ~ 15 people and the Niagara Falls are absolutely worth seeing !!! I only have to deduct at the bus ride. The bus was neat, clean and wifi, but you could not sleep comfortably on the seats (at 7 hours and 7 hours back, should you at least be able to sleep), next time I would definitely take a comfortable pillow

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    June 13, 2019

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