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From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

Activity provider: Royal City Tours

From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

Activity provider: Royal City Tours
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From US$ 200 US$ 180 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.

About this activity

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Duration 22 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup optional
Pickup from your accommodation in New York City. If you decide to change the pickup location please notify the local partner about the change. If for any reason you are late at the pickup location please contact the local supplier by phone. Out of respect to the other customers, the waiting time at the pickup location will be no more than 10 minutes.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • 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. Ride the famous Maid of the Mist boat and get up close to attractions such as Horseshoe Falls and American Falls.

Leave NYC late at night to arrive in the early morning to morning-mist rainbows and the falls’ magnificent roars. Alternatively, depart New York City in the morning for a chance to see the falls change from day to night, and to witness a light show and fireworks.

Hear the roar of the waterfalls and see magical rainbows that'll 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.

Includes
  • Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Visit to Niagara Falls
  • Maid Of The Mist” (not included in "transportation only" option)
  • Pick-up and drop off at selected hotels (not included in "transportation only" option)
  • Driver/guide
  • Multilingual guide
  • 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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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel. If for any reason you are late, please contact the local partner by phone. Out of respect to the other customers, the waiting time at the pickup location will be no more than 10 minutes.

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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

4.5 /5

based on 110 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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HAD THE BEST DAY ! Brian and Richard our tour guys were exceptional and our bus guide Salone ( I think) kept us cheery. I did not realise we would have such an informative, exciting and un-missable tour, was able to visit all the islands and learnt lots too . It is a looong day but worth it, a stunning experience. The only downside was unable to get a table anywhere for dinner so maybe a suggestion for the tour to reserve some tables out or to start the tour an hour or two earlier to allow more free time.

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July 5, 2022

Big bus, reclining seats with a bathroom. Lots of brisk walking, if one can't keep up you'll miss what the guides are saying. In my case my special needs son couldn't keep up so we missed alot. NO FAULT OF THE TOUR OR GUIDE. 2 pitstops both ways for those concerned about bathroom stops/food. Breakfast in the a.m. Long day but worth it. Great drivers Daniel and sorry can't remember the lady's name. If pressed timewise for lunch, food carts available or just wait 2 hrs and get lunch at the first stop on return. I'm giving a precise description as these are things I was concerned about. I recommend a pillow and blanket!!! We're happy we made the trip.

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May 31, 2022

It was an amazing tour at the American side of Niagara Falls! Would definitely recommend it. Bear in mind that you’ll be sleeping in the bus for hours, but it was worth it! Our tour guides were amazing, telling us stories and pointing out things we might not know if we just went as a tourist to walk around. I went alone and met new friends too, solo travellers should really consider this option:))

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May 26, 2022

Product ID: 151799