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From NYC: 2-Day Niagara Falls Tour with Shopping Trip

1. From NYC: 2-Day Niagara Falls Tour with Shopping Trip

Escape the hectic atmosphere of New York for a night on this 2-day tour to Niagara Falls. Travel to the U.S. side of the Falls and ride on the famous Maid of the Mist boat. Enjoy some time shopping for bargains at the an outlet mall along the way. Day 1: Depart from the centrally-located meeting point in New York on an air-conditioned van or bus and heads north. Pass the beautiful Delaware Gap and Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Stretch your legs on a walk through Watkins Glen Canyon and capture pictures of views of the waterfalls. Drive by the stunning Seneca Lake and arrive in Niagara Falls in the late afternoon. Tour the American side of Niagara Falls, including the American Falls, Goat Island, and Sister Island. Admire a night tour of Niagara Falls showcasing the colorful lighting of the thundering waters before settling in into your comfortable hotel room for the night. Day 2: Eat a hearty continental breakfast at the hotel. See both the Niagara and the Horseshoe Falls up close from the Maid of the Mist boat (available from May to October). When the Maid of the Mist is not operating, take a tour of the Power Vista Hydro-Electric Station and visit the Cave of the Winds. Board your bus or van and drive south and back to New York City. Stretch your legs in a more urban area, with a shopping excursion at one of the large outlet malls along the way. Return to the city in time for you to grab a late dinner.

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

2. Niagara Falls, USA: Half-Day Small-Group Sightseeing Tour

See the best of Niagara Falls, New York on a sightseeing cruise. Visit the Cave of the Winds, walk on the hurricane deck, and cruise on the famous Maid of the Mist boat. View the islands and admire Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, Whirlpool Falls, and Bridal Veil falls. Enjoy pickup from the location of your choice in Niagara Falls, New York. Transfer to the Cave of the Winds. Journey 175 feet in the elevator into Niagara Gorge. Put on your yellow poncho and special footwear and feel the spray on your face as you venture along the walkway to the hurricane deck. Then, board the famous Maid of the Mist boat and take in the magnificent views from the water. Go to the Observation Tower to experience the only place in the park where you can see both the American and Horseshoe Falls at the same time Admire attractions such as the Whirlpool Falls, 3 Sister Islands, and Luna Island, and head to Goat Island to see the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls from different viewpoints. Then, get dropped off at your accommodation in downtown Niagara Falls, New York.

Niagara Falls, USA: American Tour & Maid of The Mist

3. Niagara Falls, USA: American Tour & Maid of The Mist

Experience the adventure, beauty, and natural wonder that is Niagara Falls, USA. Your half-day tour includes the American Observation Tower, the world-famous 'Maid of The Mist' boat ride, the 'Cave of the Winds' adventure, and a visit to the historic Niagara Falls State Park. Admire the stunning Falls from atop the American Observation Tower. Get up close to the mighty Falls on the Maid of The Mist boat ride and Cave of the Winds adventure. Hear the thundering roar and feel the mist on your face on the cruise. Tour Niagara State Park, the oldest in the USA and home to the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls, and a portion of the Horseshoe Falls. Marvel at breathtaking vistas and delve into the rich history of the daredevils who tried to conquer the falls

From New York City: Niagara Falls & 1000 Islands 3-Day Tour

4. From New York City: Niagara Falls & 1000 Islands 3-Day Tour

Experience the fury of Niagara Falls with a ride on the Maid of the Mist and cruise through the Thousand Islands on this three-day tour from New York City. Day 1: New York - Finger Lakes - Niagra Falls An early morning departure takes you north from the Big Apple as you pass the beautiful Delaware Gap to Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Walk through Watkins Glen Canyon to visit the beautiful waterfalls and then continue to Niagara Falls, passing Seneca Lake, where you will arrive in the late afternoon. Tour the U.S. side of the falls including the American Falls, Goat Island, and Luna Island. At night, tour Niagara Falls where you can marvel at the colorful lighting of the waters while on board the Maid of the Mist. Overnight: Ramada by Wyndham. Day 2: Niagra Falls - Toronto - 1000 Islands Start the day with the Horseshoe Falls’ view followed by a visit to the picturesque village of Niagara on the Lake. We continue to Toronto, the financial capital of Canada. Visit the HTO Park, Brookfield Place, city hall, and The Distillery Historic District.  Towards the evening, take off from Toronto along the world-famous Lake Ontario for an evening arrival to the 1000 Islands area (in April, based on weather conditions, you may return to Niagara Falls to stay overnight). Overnight: Gananoque at Comfort Inn (April: Ramada by Wyndham). Day 3: 1000 Islands - New York  Start the day with a cruise through the amazing 1000 Islands along the St. Laurence River. See the houses of the rich and famous built atop private islands. After lunch, head to New York State. On the way, enjoy a shopping excursion at one of the large outlet malls where you can shop for bargains in name-brand stores before your return to New York City in the evening.

From New York City: 4-Day Tour w/Niagara Falls & US Capitol

5. From New York City: 4-Day Tour w/Niagara Falls & US Capitol

Visit the American and Canadian sides of Niagara Falls. Stop at an outlet mall for shopping, continue to the historic city of Brotherly love in Philadelphia and see the famous Liberty Bell and Independence Hall Square. You will also visit Washington DC, the US Capitol and visit the US Mint. Continue to Lancaster to learn about the Amish community. Day 1: New York - Finger Lakes - Niagara Falls Your morning departure from the Big Apple takes you north where you will pass the beautiful Delaware Gap to Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Walk through Watkins Glen Canyon to visit the beautiful waterfalls and then continue to Niagara Falls passing Seneca Lake, arriving in the late afternoon (Winter itinerary goes to Montour Falls instead of Watkins Glen State Park). Tour the American and Canadian sides of the Falls including the American Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Goat Island, and Sister Island. At night tour Niagara Falls where you will marvel at the colorful lighting of the waters. Overnight: Niagara Falls - Wyndham Super 8 Day 2: Niagara Falls - New Jersey As you depart the hotel, hear the thundering water of Niagara Falls. See the falls up close from Horseshoe Falls and experience the power of the current aboard the Maid of the Mist (May-October). From November through April you will tour the Power Vista Hydro-electric Station, and the Cave of the Winds. At noon depart south to New York State. On the way to New York, enjoy a shopping excursion at one of the large outlet malls along the way, where you can hunt for bargains at their brand name stores. Overnight New Jersey - La Quinta Inns & Suites  Day 3: New Jersey - Philadelphia - Washington DC Depart New Jersey to Pennsylvania and to the city of brotherly love Philadelphia. Arriving in the Historic area of Philadelphia you will visit the famous Liberty Bell, and Constitution square and Constitution Hall, one of the symbols of freedom in America. Stroll Elfreth’s Alley (the oldest inhabited street in America) then continue on a panoramic tour of Philadelphia that includes the financial district, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Historic Philadelphia and more. Departing Philadelphia, see the famous “Rocky Steps” and then continue north to Lancaster county home of the Amish people. Ride on an authentic Amish Buggy, visit an Amish market place of handmade arts and crafts and learn what it's like to live without the benefit of modern technology, electricity, running water or telephone service. Overnight at: Wyndham Garden, Washington DC. Day 4: Washington DC - New York  Start the day with a visit to Thomas Jefferson Memorial, by the Tidal Basin, surrounded with famous Japanese cherry blossom trees. Visit the Arlington National Cemetery, the changing of the guards and the Kennedy family gravesite.  Next stop is Capitol Hill. See the US Capitol and the White House to understand the core of the US government. Continue to the Air and Space Museum before visiting the Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Korea and Vietnam Memorials.  In the late afternoon, depart north for an evening arrival in New York.

Niagara Falls, USA: Goat Island & Cave of Winds Holiday Tour

6. Niagara Falls, USA: Goat Island & Cave of Winds Holiday Tour

Visit the world-famous Niagara Falls during the festive Christmas season on a guided walking tour with Santa. Enjoy included entry tickets to the Cave of the Winds, skip-the-line privileges, and pre-reserved access to the World Changed Here Pavilion. Descend by elevator into the Niagara Gorge. Starting on Goat Island, meet up with Santa Claus who will be your guide and will help you feel the spirit of the holiday season. Visit the World Changed Here Pavilion with pre-reserved entry and enjoy hands-on exhibits and a short movie focused on the history of Niagara Falls State Park. When the movie comes to an end, take the 150-foot elevator descent deep into Niagara Gorge. At the bottom, marvel at the might of the falling water at the base of Bridal Veil Falls. From the timber observation decks, gaze out over the frosted falls and admire the wintry views you find.

Niagara Falls, USA: Night Tour with Fireworks

7. Niagara Falls, USA: Night Tour with Fireworks

Become surrounded by lights and colors as you step into the United States section of Niagara Falls at night. Join your guide on a tour through this historic site, learn about its construction and impact, and enjoy the unique opportunity to watch the sky light up with a firework show. Step into Niagara Falls after dusk to gaze at this iconic site as it comes alive with vibrant illumination. Admire how the lights mix with the swilling mist and raging waters, creating a truly special atmosphere and perfect photo ops. Hear a collection of local stories and legends as you explore. Head over to a privileged spot, pointed out by your guide, to watch the incredible firework show. See how the lights dance over the falls, making for a magical night.

From Niagara, USA: Winter Tour to U.S. & Canadian Falls

8. From Niagara, USA: Winter Tour to U.S. & Canadian Falls

Uncover the beauty of Niagara Falls in winter on this tour that covers both the American and Canadian sides of the falls. Enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off in Niagara, NY and take in sights like the location where the falls originated and visit the Observation Deck with views of all three waterfalls.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation and sit back and relax in a climate-controlled car or van. See the 'World Changed Here' movie and travel to the iconic sights on the US side of the boarder like the Cave of the Winds below the Bridal Veil Falls. Capture pictures at the Observation Deck which offers stunning views of all three of the falls. Take a stroll throughout the park and see Three Sisters Island. Visit the spot where Niagara Falls originated over 12,000 years ago and hear about the Dare Devils who tried to defy Niagara Falls. Get your camera ready with stops at Prospect Point lookout, Terrapin Point lookout, and Steadman Bluff lookout. Go for a trip across the border to visit the Canadian Table Rock Lookout which often boasts views of 150 foot icicles in winter. Stop at a café where you can purchase a bite to eat if you wish or go to the souvenir shop. Return to your accommodation in Niagara with memories of the falls that will last a lifetime at the end of your tour.

From Niagara, USA: Canadian Tour with Power Station & Tunnel

9. From Niagara, USA: Canadian Tour with Power Station & Tunnel

Learn all about how Niagara Falls powers North America with this tour focusing on its hydroelectric elements. Benefit from commentary from your driver and guide, and see the key sights of the Canadian side on this day trip from Niagara Falls, New York. Depart from Niagara Falls, USA, and cross over the Rainbow Bridge to Canada. Catch your first view of all three of the thundering falls. Learn about how the power of these waterfalls has been harnessed to generate clean hydro-electric power and “electrify” many areas of North America. Admire the beauty of the surrounding region at the Floral Clock, Dufferin Islands, and from the vantage point of the Skylon Tower. Explore the 2,200-ft tunnel at the Power Building and gazing up directly at the mighty Horseshoe Falls. Enjoy a hands-on, multi-sensory experience at the Power Station as you learn about hydro-electric power. For tours taking place in the evening, experience the immersive Currents light show which makes you feel like you are part of the natural wonder yourself.

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This trip was excellent. Guide Joseph was friendly, knowledgeable and and excellent host/guide. He provided useful information and advice at each point. He also made the time pass quickly with lots of interesting information. The coach was warm and comfortable. The driver was excellent, we went in the extreme weather and he was amazing. The hotel was clean comfortable and we stayed on the Canadian side of the falls. It even had a swimming pool!The falls are beautiful. We got time on both sides. The stops were also excellent with good choice of food options. The mall was also excellent lots of bargains to be had. Cannot fault this trip. Excellent value for money. It is a really long way you need to stay overnight, it is excellent value for money. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Great tour with enough breaks. We had a choice of sleeping on the Canadian or Canadian side. The hotel in Canada was great. The falls were impressive. We really enjoyed the boat tour. The bus was air-conditioned and we had free wifi. Only the stay at Watkins Glen and the outlet stores (1.5 hours) was a bit short when traveling as a family. But this trip is worth it.

Tour guide Peter was exceptionally pleasant & extremely well informed & delivered the tour with humour & insightful details

Our guide was a very nice young lady. She was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed our time very much!

An unforgettable experience… José Luis is an excellent guide… we had a great time.