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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: Niagara Falls Evening Tour With Boat Cruise

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

3. 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: Small Group Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

4. 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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From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Trip

5. From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Trip

See Niagara Falls on a day trip from Toronto. Stop at Table Rock to take some great pictures at Horseshoe Falls along the way. Marvel at the scenery during your stop at Clifton Hill. Take some time to soak up the colors and lights. Explore Niagara-on-the-lake, and take part in a wine tasting. Explore Niagara Falls at your own pace, with plenty of time to visit local attractions or go on a Niagara Falls Cruise.

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Toronto: Small-Group Niagara Falls Day Trip

6. Toronto: Small-Group Niagara Falls Day Trip

Dip your senses into Niagara Falls during a guided sightseeing experience from Toronto. This semi-private tour is perfect if you prefer a smaller VIP tour and want to meet like-minded travelers. Leave Toronto at 9:00 AM with prior pick up from most downtown hotels. Sit back and relax in a luxury van on the scenic 2-hour drive to Niagara Falls. Along the way, learn about the rich history of the surrounding region and the Falls. On arrival, depending on the selected option, you can enjoy free time or visit an attraction. Upgrade to include a buffet-style lunch with panoramic views at the Fallsview Buffet at Sheraton On The Falls. Your guide can also direct you to some delicious lunch options at one's own expense.  In Summer, sail into the mist of the Falls aboard the seasonal boat ride 'Voyage to the Falls'. In winter, or when the boat is not operating, enjoy 'Journey Behind the Falls'. Afterward, continue along the Niagara Parkway to Niagara-on-the-Lake. Explore the heritage town before enjoying a tasting of local wines and ice wine at a nearby winery. Your tour concludes with your return to Toronto around 6:00 PM.

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Niagara Falls: 45-minute Jet Boat Tour on Niagara River

7. Niagara Falls: 45-minute Jet Boat Tour on Niagara River

Are you looking to spend an exciting afternoon out in nature ? Then this stimulating jet-boat tour of the Niagara River is perfect for you. This tour is more than an adventure through the rapids - it is a chance to learn about the history of the Niagara River. Your knowledgeable guide will point out specific historical landmarks, and explain the differences between the American and Canadian sides of the river. Then, your expert guide will navigate the river to deliver a thrilling ride through the Class 5 rapids. The highlights of this part of the tour include entering Devil’s Hole, where the rapids begin, and experiencing the exhilarating 365° Hamilton Turn! The Wet Jet boats are designed with an open top to deliver a panoramic view but that means you will definitely get wet as you go through the rapids. You will be provided with the necessary gear to make your trip as comfortable as possible but there are no dry seats with this option! If you prefer to stay dry, you can still experience the excitement of the rapids on the Jet Dome tour. You will take the same journey as the Wet Jet tour, but the covered boat offers shelter from river rapids, keeping you dry and comfortable. Feel free to bring along a camera on this tour.

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Toronto: Niagara Falls Premium Day Trip with Optional Cruise

8. Toronto: Niagara Falls Premium Day Trip with Optional Cruise

Visit the world-famous Niagara Falls on a hassle-free tour by premium bus from Toronto. With three tour options to choose from, prepare for an experience that will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.  Relax in the comfort of a premium climate-controlled bus as you begin your journey with your downtown Toronto pickup between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM. Enjoy lively commentary from your experienced guide on the scenic drive into the Niagara Region.  Pending the selected option, in Niagara Falls you can enjoy free time, savor a delicious a la carte lunch, and/or experience an attraction. In Summer, sail into the mist of the Falls with access to the seasonal boat ride 'Voyage to the Falls'. In winter or when the boat is not operating, there are two alternate attractions offered. Experience the 'Journey Behind the Falls', a year-round attraction that offers a unique view of the Falls or re-live a lifetime of Niagara's sensational true stories at the Imax Theater. The most popular tour option includes the attraction upgrade and lunch. Taste the very best of Niagara with exclusive seating at Queen Victoria Place Restaurant and savor a locally-sourced a la carte menu, paired with Ontario craft beers and Niagara VQA wines. Your tour concludes with your return to Toronto around 8:00 PM.

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Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour

9. Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour

Following pickup in central downtown Toronto, drive to Niagara Falls and get a brief commentary about the city and sites you will see along the way. Travel by bus in a small group for a more personalized experience. Visit the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, where you'll have 45 minutes of free time to explore its quaint atmosphere and charming shops. The town is also home to many of the renowned wineries of Niagara Falls, one of which will be your next stop. Here, enjoy free wine tastings, including the famous Niagara Ice wine.  Take a scenic drive along the Niagara Parkway and marvel at Queenston Heights and Brock's Monument. See the hydroelectric power station, Whirlpool Rapids and Floral Clock. Continue to the main site of your tour as you journey to Niagara Falls.  Upon arrival at Niagara Falls, benefit from 3 hours of free time to take the optional Hornblower Niagara Cruise "Voyage to the Falls". Feel the thunder of the Journey Behind the Falls or get panoramic views from Skylon Tower (during the winter months). Enjoy lunch at the various dine-in restaurants or fast food joints near Niagara Falls or up Clifton Hill.  Then sit back and relax in air-conditioned comfort as you travel by bus back to Toronto.

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Niagara Falls: 30-Minute Air Tour from Niagara-on-the-Lake

10. Niagara Falls: 30-Minute Air Tour from Niagara-on-the-Lake

During this 30 minute regional tour of Niagara, fly 2,500 feet above ground to see some of the most striking scenery Niagara has to offer. First take off in the direction of Niagara-on-the-Lake, where you'll see the two historical forts that were built by the French fur traders, the British United Empire Loyalist. Marvel at the view of Toronto from 31 miles (50 kilometers) away across Lake Ontario. Next, head south and fly in the American Air Space - across the vineyards and parallel to the Niagara River. Some minutes later, you'll see two small lakes, the reservoirs for the Hydro Electric Dams on both the U.S. and Canadian side of the border. These dams drive industry and provide inexpensive and ecologically friendly electric power to the whole region. Following the dams, travel over Queenston Heights Battle Ground from the War of 1812 and the 100 Years War. Next, see the Niagara River Whirlpool Gorge, swirling around at the bottom of the rapids. You'll get a closer look at the city of Niagara Falls, Bridal Veil Falls on the U.S. side and Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian Side. Both are magnificent. After the tour, exit the Niagara Falls area and turn towards the west to view the engineering marvel of The Welland Canal. This connects Lake Erie to Lake Ontario and shipping destinations and ports around the world. All seats on the plane are window seats and all seats face forward.

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What people are saying about Niagara-on-the-Lake

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,928 reviews

The BEST tour that I have ever been! Everything was perfect. From the transportation to the destination. Will definitely recommend to everyone. Special thanks to our guide Vinny (Pedro) who was so awesome. He didn’t only bring us to our destinations but he also gave us history of each places. His recommendations were also superb! My boyfriend and I LOVED the restaurant he suggested. I would love to come back here some time in summer with family and will definitely do the tour with them. I had so much fun with the tour. I felt safe and relaxed❤️

This tour is really good. It's worth the price and all the attractions visited. Special thanks to our tour guide, Kaleb. He was awesome, very friendly and knowledgeable of all the history of Niagara Falls. I would definitely refer this tour to my relatives and friends. Thank you!

Vinny was incredibly informative and gave us the best tour we could possibly ask for. We even checked out the trails and restaurants he suggested and weren't disappointed. This tour was the best money we spent during our entire trip!

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

We were very happy with the tour. Everything as per description. Prepared and friendly guide.