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

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

Enjoy a guided tour of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Experience the mighty waterfalls with stunning views of both the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls. See the power of Niagara up close, onboard the Hornblower Niagara Cruises boat ride Voyage to the Falls. 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, and enjoy fully narrated stops at the Whirlpool Rapids Observation Deck and the Brink of the Falls. Then, 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. Cruise past the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls aboard a Hornblower Niagara cruise boat. From December to April, when the boat tour is non-operational, visit the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory and Niagara's Fury attraction instead. Step inside a 4D motion theater and discover the ancient story of Niagara Falls in a multi-sensory simulation of the last Ice Age

Toronto: Small Group Niagara Falls Tour with Pickup and Boat

2. Toronto: Small Group Niagara Falls Tour with Pickup and Boat

Experience a guided tour of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Experience the mighty waterfalls with stunning views. Enjoy commentary from your local and licensed tour guide. Receive expert guidance on the history of Niagara Falls, how to spend your free time in Niagara Falls, and any other questions you might have. Enjoy complimentary pickup from central hotels and locations across Downtown Toronto and Mississauga. Arrive in Niagara Falls around 10:00 AM to enjoy 4 hours (summer) or 3 hours (winter) of free time to explore the falls. Join 1-2 optional activities like the Niagara City Cruises boat ride (summer), Bird Kingdom, Journey Behind the Falls, Skylon Tower, or Niagara Helicopters. Visit the flashy Clifton Hill village for solo and family fun with activities like the Niagara SkyWheel, Ripley's Believe it or Not, an arcade, and more. Pack a lunch or order at a local restaurant, with an option to have a picnic by the waterfalls. Next, go on a scenic and narrated drive across the Niagara Parkway. Stop and take photos at iconic attractions along the way like the Niagara Whirlpool Rapids, the floral clock, Queenston Heights Park, a local country market, and/or other seasonal destinations. Return to your original location in Toronto in the afternoon and enjoy a full evening in the city with time for dinner and an evening event. Below is a full list of pick-up locations with exact times. These are within walking distance of all of Downtown Toronto. Look for an email after booking to confirm the pickup location and time. 1. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park – 7:45 AM 2. Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Downtown Hotel, 475 Yonge St – 7:55 AM 3. Chelsea Hotel Toronto, 33 Gerrard St W – 8:00 AM 4. Dundas Square / Dundas Station, 279 Yonge St – 8:10 AM 5. Queen Station / Dineen Coffee Co., 140 Yonge St – 8:10 AM 6. Hockey Hall of Fame / King Station, 30 Yonge St. – 8:10 AM 7. Fairmont Royal York Hotel / Union Station, 100 Front St W – 8:15 AM 8. InterContinental Toronto Centre, 225 Front St W – 8:15 AM 9. 300 Front St W – 8:20 AM 10. 352 Front St W – 8:20 AM 11. MISSISSAUGA: Pick-up from the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mississauga-Toronto Southwest, 2125 N Sheridan Way – 8:45 AM

Niagara Falls, Canada: Whirlpool Adventure Ropes Course

3. Niagara Falls, Canada: Whirlpool Adventure Ropes Course

Take part in a whole new way to experience the Niagara River. Enjoy tons of family-friendly fun and excitement with outdoor aerial adventures. Three self-paced courses include dozens of climbing, ziplining, jumping, and swinging aerial games. Upon arrival at the park, check in with the guest service staff who will direct you to meet your certified guide. Your guide then takes care of it all, from activity demonstration, ensuring the proper fit of your helmet and harness, and providing observational coaching during your climbing experience. Once you complete the demo course, head out onto the Kids, Classic, or Extreme Course for a fun, safe, and thrilling experience of obstacles and zip-lines high above the world-famous whirlpool and Niagara gorge. This makes a totally new and unique way to have a Niagara River adventure and discover the lost art of "monkeying-around".

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.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Illumination Evening Tour

5. Niagara Falls, Canada: Illumination Evening Tour

Start your tour with a convenient pickup service from your hotel on either the American or Canadian side of the falls. Your first stop will take you behind the Canadian Horseshoe Falls for a unique view. Then, enter the Journey Behind the Falls attraction where you'll descend 125-feet and explore a 130-year-old tunnel system.  Head up top to Table Rock to the brink of the Falls before continuing along the gorge to the Niagara Whirlpool rapids overlook area. Enjoy the spectacular garden displays at the Floral Clock before enjoying panoramic views from atop the Skylon Tower Observation Deck. As twilight turns to night, witness the historic glow of the nightly Niagara Falls illumination. On special nights during the summer, you might also witness a dazzling fireworks display over Niagara. At the end of the tour, you'll be dropped back at your hotel. 

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What people are saying about Niagara Whirlpool

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,148 reviews

I had a great time in Niagara Falls thanks to Kaleb, he was a very insightful tour guide with good knowledge and experience.The pickup and drop off went as planned and we had enough time for the boat ride along with the journey behind the falls. If you want a hassle free experience with a guide for the Niagara Falls this is a great choice.

We had a very nice afternoon with Nic our guide, a very good aknowledge of the place and loves to share it with us. All activities were interesting by the different point of view of the falls and a well organisation of the time ! Thank you Alix & Clémence

Hassan is the perfect guide. Thoughtful and knowledgeable. Take this tour...absolutely worth the money

This is as a spur of the moment tour and I am so glad I went. I truly was a wonderful trip.

Nic our tour guide was perfect. He was very knowledgeable and funny. Thank you!