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From Toronto: Small Group Day Trip to Niagara Falls

1. From Toronto: Small Group Day Trip to Niagara Falls

Beat the crowds with an early pickup from Downtown Toronto. Arrive at the falls at the perfect time to start your day. Your local guide will provide commentary along the way and throughout your full-day tour. You will arrive in Niagara Falls around 10:00 AM where you will have 3-hours of free time to explore, view the Canadian waterfalls, and participate in optional local attractions, like a boat ride across the falls. Take advantage of your expert tour guide’s advice on how to best see the falls and hints on how to use your time.  Next, enjoy a scenic ride (and photo opportunities) across the Niagara Parkway and stop or drive through famous sights like a local farmers market and the Niagra Whirlpool Rapids. Bring lunch with you or eat at a local restaurant of your choice. See the famous Niagara Falls ‘Clifton Hill’ strip during your free time. Continue your day with a narrated drive through Niagara-on-the-Lake, one of Canada's most historic towns which dates back several hundred years and helped to shape Canada's heritage. Explore a country market and try local snacks or buy souvenirs (seasonal). Finish your tour with complimentary wine tasting in the Niagara Wine Region, including the famous local icewine. Return to Toronto around 4:30 PM-5:00 PM to your original location and make it back in time to enjoy dinner and a free evening in Toronto.

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Toronto: City Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

2. Toronto: City Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

Experience Toronto from above as you take to the skies and look down through the tall skyscrapers at what downtown has to offer. Select the 15-kilometer flight for approximate 7 minutes in the air above downtown Toronto. Alternatively, treat yourself to the 35-kilometer flight and see more with approximately 12 minutes in the air.  Your adventure begins at a boutique island airport downtown, located just minutes from the Toronto Harbour Front, Rogers Centre, and CN Tower. A friendly and easy check-in at the front desk will be followed by a short wait and a pre-flight briefing. Everyone will wear audio headsets complete with microphones so you can speak to each other on the tour.  The tour will make a perfect figure eight pattern over the city and you will see everything, a carefully designed tour route means everyone gets to see the city equally. At 2,000 feet, you will be as high as the second pod on the CN Tower and the view is incredible. Fly right over the downtown center with sights such as Ripley's Aquarium and the Rogers Center, on a clear day you may even see the mist coming off Niagara Falls. Averaging speeds of 100 miles per hour, you will be amazed at how far you can travel without congested streets and traffic lights. Take in the breathtaking views through the unique floor-to-ceiling glass from your guaranteed window seat. Your tour will conclude at your return to the helicopter base.

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

3. 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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Toronto Islands: Morning or Twilight 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

4. Toronto Islands: Morning or Twilight 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

After a short ferry ride across the harbor, you'll get on your bike and explore the car free neighborhoods on the eastern islands, and visit historic landmarks such as the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse and the Royal Canadian Yacht club. Of course, you'll also enjoy the scenery, including the parks, the beaches, the cottages, and some incredible views of the Toronto skyline.  Along the way, you’ll hear stories about key people and events from the last 200 years of the island’s remarkable history. The tour is suitable for beginner to advanced riders, as the ride is an easy pace, making plenty of stops to talk and take in the sights.  The guides are expert city riders and very familiar with Toronto.

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Toronto: Haunted Night Walking Tours

5. Toronto: Haunted Night Walking Tours

Ghosts, graveyards, hangings, and haunts. Hear some of the most spine-tingling ghost stories from the earliest days of Toronto. You will never look at the city in the same way again.  Choose between 4 unique tour options. After hearing about the ghostly encounters that took place in the area, your cloaked guide can walk you back to the start location, or leave you to enjoy a sleepless night in the city.  The Original Haunted Walk of Toronto (75-Minutes) Depart from the courtyard in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame to walk from the heart of the financial district into the old town. Listen to chilling tales and see a darker side to Toronto's history including haunted theaters, unsolved mysteries, and the terrifying encounters at Mackenzie House. The entrance fee to Mackenzie House is not included.  Campus Secrets and Spectres (75-Minutes) Discover the grand architecture and tree-lined paths of the University of Toronto downtown campus filled with a dark history and ghostly tales. Your tour guide will lead you through the haunted campus and the Ontario Legislative Assembly.  Spirits of the Distillery (75-Minutes) With tales of gruesome accidents, the world of whiskey-making, and War of 1812, you’ll quickly see why this is the area known as one of Toronto’s most haunted spots. Black Creek Pioneer Village (90-Minutes) Explore the supernatural side of Toronto’s historic pioneer village in the dark. Featuring some of the oldest buildings in the city, Black Creek Pioneer Village is the perfect, creepy backdrop for a night of spine-tingling ghost stories.

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Niagara Falls, USA: Canadian and American Deluxe Day Tour

6. Niagara Falls, USA: Canadian and American Deluxe Day Tour

Visit the legendary Niagara Falls in this 6 hour tour. Guests will be collected from their Niagara Falls hotel and transported to the Falls in an air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. From here, you will embark on your adventure. Enjoy a tour of this famous landmark in small intimate groups, led by a friendly and knowledgeable guide. Your guide will be ready to answer any questions you have about this historic work of nature. A thrilling ride aboard the world-famous Maid of the Mist boat sets the atmosphere for the day ahead. Experience panoramic views of the Falls, atop the Skylon Tower and receive free return passes for next time. From here you will have a brilliant view over the Niagara River Gorge where the turbulent waters have sculpted a unique shape into the rock. Don’t forget to bring your camera! Next you will descend 175 feet in an elevator to experience the river up close and personal. Walking along the Hurricane Deck at the base of the Bridal Veil Falls is a unique experience. The ferocious waters of the Falls, rush past and under you, displaying their full force. Raincoats are provided, and you will need them! On this tour you have the opportunity to visit all of the key viewing areas including Goat Island, Horseshoe Falls, Luna Island and Three Sister Islands to name just a few. At the end of your Niagara Falls encounter, you will be transported back to your hotel where you can reflect upon your action packed day. During the off-season period (approximately early November to mid-April*), The Journey Behind the Falls or Hornblower Niagara Cruise subject to availability replaces the Maid of the Mist Boat Ride. The Niagara Legends of Adventure Movie replaces the Cave of the Winds.  Attractions are seasonal and operate subject to weather conditions. *Dates are approximate and dependent on winter/ice conditions.

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Toronto: Heart of Downtown 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

7. Toronto: Heart of Downtown 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

Explore Downtown Toronto on 2 wheels! On this bike tour you’ll see some of Downtown Toronto’s key sights, including must-see cultural and historical landmarks. Explore areas that aren’t easily reached in a car or bus, and experience unique scenic views. The tour is suitable for beginners and advanced riders, as it moves at an easy pace and makes plenty of stops to chat and take in the sights. Your guides are expert city riders and know their way around Toronto. What you'll explore: • CN Tower • Royal York Hotel • Union Station • Chinatown • Kensington Market • Eaton’s Centre • Dundas Square • Harbourfront and Lake • Financial district • Queen Street West • Art Gallery of Ontario • College of Art and Design • Hockey Hall of Fame • Massey Hall • Rogers Centre • Round House Park • City Hall • St. Lawrence Market • Flatiron building • St. James Cathedral and Square • Sherbourne Common • Corus Quay • Sugar Beach • Entertainment District

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Ottawa: Haunted Night Walking Tour

8. Ottawa: Haunted Night Walking Tour

Experience Ottawa like never before on a 75-minute Original Haunted Walk. Spend an evening with fascinating tour guides who are chosen from the best local storytellers and have a passion for sharing the unexpected side of Canada's capital city.  On the Original Haunted Walk, your expert cloaked guide will reveal to you their favorite ghost stories from the Downtown Ottawa area and lead you by lantern light to some of the city's most well-known haunted spots. Visit locations such as the Fairmont Château Laurier, Grant House, and Ottawa’s haunted high school. A favorite stop is the haunted Bytown Museum where many of the guides have had their own experiences to share. You’ll never look at the city and these buildings the same again.  After being led through the streets of Downtown Ottawa, your guide can walk you back to the start location or leave you to enjoy a (sleepless) night in the city.

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Toronto: The Dark Side City Game Quest & Self-Guide Tour

9. Toronto: The Dark Side City Game Quest & Self-Guide Tour

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Toronto while playing a dark history-themed mobile quest with your friends and family. Solve clues, see the beautiful St. James Park and find out what lies beneath it, and learn about the city’s fascinating dark history. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues as you walk past popular city sites displaying a mix of ancient and modern in the heart of Toronto. Unlock secrets about the places you visit as you solve puzzles and guess the answers. Discover the intersection where a gang of clowns fought a band of firemen. Take a walk through Canada’s oldest market and uncover its dark secrets Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace. Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour.

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Niagara Falls, Canada: Heli, Boat Ride & Skylon Lunch Tour

10. Niagara Falls, Canada: Heli, Boat Ride & Skylon Lunch Tour

Take a combination 5 to 6-hour tour of Niagara Falls to see the mighty waterfall from several different perspectives from the Canadian side of the Falls, considered the best side to view both the American and Horseshoe Falls. First, fly directly above the falls and the whirlpool rapids to get a breathtaking bird’s-eye view during a 12-minute helicopter flight. See the power of Niagara Falls up close, onboard Hornblower Niagara Cruise boat ride "Voyage to the Falls" (May - October only). When the boat cruise is not operating, experience the fun interactive Niagara Fury and the Butterfly Conservatory. Admire 360-degree views from the observation deck of the Skylon Tower, also enjoy a spectacular lunch at the Skylon Tower's Summit Suite Buffet. Experience breathtaking views from the top of the tower while choosing from a variety of mouthwatering dishes. Your last stop is "Journey Behind the Falls", where you'll go below as well as behind the iconic Horseshoe Falls. The tour concludes with your safe return to your pickup location.

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What people are saying about Ontario

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 193 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!

We had a fantastic tour of Toronto, so many explanations, info's -. Our guide was very caring, friendly and helpful. The bikes were great - new and in the best condition. Again any time! Thanks a lot !

We were only 6 people which was the good side. Nathan was very informative . Amazing experience.