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From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

1. From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

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.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Walking Tour with Cruise & the Falls

2. Niagara Falls, Canada: Walking Tour with Cruise & the Falls

Dedicate a day to the mesmerizing Niagara Falls on a guided walking tour. Be on the first funicular of the day and descend into the gorge for the Voyage to the Falls boat tour. Walk around the boardwalk before taking part in the Journey Behind the Falls experience. Meet your friendly guide and group in front of the elevator in the morning and take in panoramic views as you make your way down to the Voyage to the Falls boat tour. Climb aboard and feel the power of Niagara Falls up close. Ascend back up and enjoy an informative walking tour around the boardwalk. View the site of the former Honeymoon Bridge, learn about famous celebrities and daredevils who visited this site, and take a great photo at Horseshoe Falls. Arrive at the Table Rock Welcome Center and get ready for the Journey Behind the Falls experience with pre-reserved access. Climb down the stairs into the rocky caves behind the waterfalls and follow a ledge to a viewing point beside the cascades.

Niagara Falls, USA: American Side Tour & Maid of the Mist

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

Get up close to explore the scenic beauty of Niagara Falls on the US side, on a bus tour of the area. Head to its most popular viewpoints for breathtaking panoramas of the thundering falls. Choose between a 3 hour or 4.5 hour half-day tour. Visit the American side's top attractions, including a ride aboard the world-famous Maid of the Mist and famous Observation Tower. Your experienced and personable guide will share with you the region's rich history. Choose between a 3-hour and a 4.5-hour tour option. On the shorter 3-hour tour, you will be picked up from Niagara Falls, New York. Firstly, cruise to the Horseshoe Falls on the Maid of Mist boat to feel the mist of the falls and immerse yourself in these stunning natural surroundings. Then travel around Whirlpool State Park, a 109-acre area that overlooks the Niagara Whirlpool, Niagara River, and the lower Niagara Gorge. See the falls in all their glory from above. Next, climb aboard the Maid the Mist boat and view the mighty Niagara Falls from a different perspective. Feel the spray of the mist and hear the thunder of the falls from up close. On the 4.5-hour tour, you will begin with the hotel pickup from Niagara Falls, New York, or Niagara Falls, Ontario, aboard a climate-controlled bus. The first stop is Niagara Falls State Park. Descend 250 feet to the base of the American Falls to board the world-famous Maid of the Mist boat. Sail up to the Horseshoe Falls, to feel the refreshing spray and hear the roar of water rushing over its cliffs. Get up close and personal to the Falls at the Cave of the Winds. Descend 175 feet into the Niagara Gorge and then get kitted out in a poncho and specialized footwear. Hike a series of wooden walkways up to the famous "Hurricane Deck." Enjoy views of the Falls from various lookout spots, like Prospect Point and Terrapin Point. Walk around Whirlpool State Park for panoramic viewing of the Niagara Rapids and Whirlpool from atop the Niagara Gorge Trail.

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

4. 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.

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

5. 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.

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

6. 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: 4-Day Tour w/Niagara Falls & US Capitol

7. 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.

From Toronto: Day Trip to Bruce Peninsula National Park

8. From Toronto: Day Trip to Bruce Peninsula National Park

Explore Canada's expansive wilderness on a guided day tour from Toronto. See the roaring Inglis Falls, stretch your legs on a hike to Marr Lake in Bruce Peninsula National Park, and visit Tobermory's lighthouse. Meet your guide and driver in Toronto and head out to start the first activity on your tour, visiting the lighthouse in Tobermory. Enjoy the sound and view of crystal-clear Georgian Bay water by the lighthouse at Big Tub Harbor. Discover the park's hidden gems with your guide. Hike along Horse Lake to find a secluded beach surrounded by the Cliffs of Georgian Bay. Take a rest and relax by the shores and enjoy walking on the frozen shores of Georgian Bay.  Once you're ready, continue hiking to Indian Head Cove, the Grotto, and Marr Lake. After your hike, head to Inglis Falls and enjoy a view of frozen waterfalls.

Niagara Falls: Fireworks & Illumination Guided Walking Tour

9. Niagara Falls: Fireworks & Illumination Guided Walking Tour

Discover the wonders of Niagara Falls as it’s lit up by vibrant fireworks and illuminations on a guided walking tour and fireworks show in one. Stroll around Goat Island and see highlights like Luna Island, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls while the sky is lit up by colorful lights. Meet your guide at Goat Island, then take in Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. Discover sites of interest like the Tesla Statue and The Power Portal Archway. With the waterfalls lit up every night and fireworks exploding across starlit skies from Memorial Day to Labor Day, it’s the perfect event for special engagements, holidays, and vacations for families, couples, and kids alike.

Niagara Falls: Canadian Side Day Trip with Maid of The Mist

10. Niagara Falls: Canadian Side Day Trip with Maid of The Mist

Marvel at spectacular views of Niagara Falls from the Canadian side of the border. Your half-day tour includes the world-famous American Maid of The Mist boat ride and an unbeatable aerial view of the Falls, River, and Gorge from atop Skylon Tower. In summer, you'll set sail aboard the Maid of The Mist. Journey into the heart of the Falls to hear the thundering roar of thousands of gallons of water and feel the mist on your face. Then, travel across the international border into Canada.  During winter, instead of Maid of The Mist, you'll discover the Falls' awesome power with admission to 'Journey Behind the Falls', at the base of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. From atop Skylon Tower admire panoramic views of the Falls plus visit key viewpoints like Table Rock and Terrapin Point. See Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls during your tour. See how the churning waters of the Falls carved out the awesome Niagara River Gorge.

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Great organization, great travel companion and great guide on site. The guide took a lot of time to explain everything, to answer questions and, if requested, to take photos. Visiting the Canadian side was also possible, the guide took you to the border. Enough breaks (2-3 breaks) during the 7 hour bus ride. Breaks didn't get the upper hand either, mostly between 5-10 minutes. All in all a very successful excursion, even if it was very strenuous because it was 22 hours on the road. We were able to sleep a little on the bus overnight and that was enough for the day. Then again 1 night sleep properly in the hotel and everything was great again.

The two drivers were really nice and took enough breaks (too long for me personally). The bus was relatively noisy, luckily I had earplugs with me and on the way back the air conditioning was set a bit too high, it was really cold. The length of the tour at de Niagara Falls was perfectly adequate. The two tour guides were in a great mood and explained all questions several times.

At the beginning I thought oh you start so early, but since you slept a lot on the way there it went great. We took a pee break every two hours and a longer break. The guides on site drive great and gave tips for photos again. I'm still on the Canadian side which went for Europeans without a visa. I would recommend the tour to everyone because you can't get there quickly

The Both Drivers and the Brian the Guide was very kind and knowledgeable

Nice day trip with a nice little hike through the fresh snow.