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Niagara Falls, Canada: Boat Tour & Journey Behind the Falls

Niagara Falls, Canada: Boat Tour & Journey Behind the Falls

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 Falls up close, onboard the Niagara City Tours 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

Niagara Falls, Canada: Evening Fireworks Cruise

Niagara Falls, Canada: Evening Fireworks Cruise

Experience the magic of Niagara Falls at night and up-close on an evening fireworks cruise departing from Niagara Falls, Canada. Marvel at the sight of exploding fireworks over Niagara Falls, illuminated in a cascade of colors after dark by the spectacular 'Illumination of the Falls'. Board your cruise and set sail towards the illuminated Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls aboard a deluxe catamaran. Enjoy the mist from the 360° viewing platform or stay dry in sheltered indoor observation areas. Weather permitting, watch the starry skies light up with a stunning fireworks display. Falls Fireworks Cruise itinerary (May to October): 8:30 PM - 9:15 PM - arrive at the Main Ticket Plaza and take the elevator to the riverside patio and boarding area 9:15 PM - gates to the elevators close; be sure to arrive well before this time. Late arrivals will not be permitted and refund requests will not be accepted 9:30 PM -  cruise sails 10:00 PM - falls Fireworks display, weather permitting 10:10 PM - cruise disembarks 10:15 PM - you can use the elevators to ascend after this time Falls Fireworks Cruise itinerary (November): 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM - arrive at the Main Ticket Plaza and take the elevator to the riverside patio and boarding area 7:15 PM - gates to the elevators close; be sure to arrive well before this time. Late arrivals will not be permitted and refund requests will not be accepted 7:30 PM -  cruise sails 8:00 PM - falls Fireworks display, weather permitting 8:10 PM - cruise disembarks 8:15 PM - you can use the elevators to ascend after this time

Niagara Falls, Canada: Skylon Tower Observation Deck Ticket

Niagara Falls, Canada: Skylon Tower Observation Deck Ticket

Book your flexible date ticket in advance to visit Skylon Tower around your travel plans and the weather. Your ticket is valid for entry within seven days of the booked date. Year-round, under the sun or stars, enjoy the best panoramic views of the Falls and surrounding city from 236 meters above the Niagara Gorge. Your visit begins with the 'Ride to the Top' in a glass-enclosed, exterior elevator. A smooth 52-second trip will have you to the top of the tower, ready to discover the sights from the indoor and outdoor observation deck. Admire aerial views of Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, Great Gorge, and the Niagara River. During the day, take in views of the Niagara wine region and the skyscrapers of Toronto and Buffalo, when the conditions are right. Visit at night to see the Falls illuminated in a cascade of colors and admire the seasonal Falls Fireworks display overhead.  The Revolving Dining Room and the Summit Suite Buffet offer sumptuous meal options (at your own expense). At the base of Skylon Tower is a family fun center with interactive games and rides for all ages. Browse the shopping concourse with a wide selection of specialty shops featuring distinctive Canadian souvenirs, giftware, clothing, jewelry, and native crafts.

Toronto: Guided Niagara Falls Day Trip with Optional Cruise

Toronto: Guided Niagara Falls Day Trip with Optional Cruise

Experience a guided tour of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and discover the mighty waterfalls with stunning views. Enjoy historical and behind-the-scenes commentary from your local and licensed tour guide. Your day will start with complimentary pickup from central hotels and locations across Downtown Toronto and Mississauga and arrive in Niagara Falls around 10:00 AM to enjoy 4 hours in summer or 3 hours in winter of free time to explore the falls. Add attractions to your tour package to experience the best of Niagara Falls. Take this tour in the summer and take the Hornblower Boat Cruise, the world-famous boat ride, formally called the Maid of the Mist. Get up close to the Niagara Gorge, American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and feel the mist of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. You can even enjoy this tour in the winter when the boat is not running. Add other famous experiences to your tour experience including the Skylon Tower, Journey Behind the Falls, or Niagara's Fury.  Explore Clifton Hill for solo and family fun with activities like the Niagara SkyWheel, Ripley's Believe it or Not, and an arcade. Pack a lunch to have a picnic by the waterfalls or order at a local restaurant. 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 and the Niagara Power Station. Next, enjoy a maple syrup tour and tasting and try Canadian-inspired treats like homemade fudge, poutine, maple beer, or Niagara’s famous ice wine. Return to your original location in Toronto around 5 PM and enjoy a full evening in the city with time for dinner and time to plan an evening event for yourself.

Niagara Falls, Canada: First Boat Cruise & Behind Falls Tour

Niagara Falls, Canada: First Boat Cruise & Behind Falls Tour

See Niagara Falls up close on a stunning boat cruise followed by a guided walking tour and visit to Journey Behind the Falls. This ultimate Niagara Falls tour with special access to the first elevator of the day. This journey brings you 19 stories down into the gorge, complete with panoramic views, meaning you’ll be the first ones down to the docks and personally escorted onto the Niagara City Cruises boat. Once on the boat, you get to pick the best possible viewing spot before the crowds arrive. A complimentary poncho is included and trust us you’ll need it! The 20 minute cruise around the falls can drench anyone adventuring near enough. Following the Niagara City Cruise, your guide will immerse you in the history and stories of the Falls as you take a walking tour around the boardwalk. View the site of the former Honeymoon Bridge while you learn the story of how it collapsed and hear about the famous restaurant viewpoint, Queen Victoria Place, where Princess Diana dined. The perpetual motion of Bridal Veil Falls and American Falls can be seen in action, while your guide brings to life the brave daredevils who challenged the power of the falls by going over the edge. A standout moment and picture opportunity are the Horseshoe Falls, so don’t forget your camera. Table Rock Visitor Center is next where you’ll get to enter the Journey Behind the Falls experience. With a pre-booked time slot, climb right down the stairs into the rocky caves behind Niagara Falls where crashing water reverberates through the tunnels. The path leads to a ledge on the side of the falls where you can feel the true power of 3,160 tons of water a second as it comes cascading down close by. For those who crave a complete Niagara Falls experience, this tour mixes exclusive access, excitement, and history, with exceptional storytelling from an expert guide.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Zipline to The Falls

Niagara Falls, Canada: Zipline to The Falls

Discover stunning of views of Niagara Falls and get your adrenaline rushing with this zipline ticket. Zipline 67 meters above the Niagara River Gorge and 670 meters past the American Falls. Take a comfortable van back your starting point. Join Niagara's most exciting and unique Falls viewing experience. Benefit from express admission by completing your waiver online in advance of arrival. Head directly to the launch kiosk where staff will accompany Be kitted out with a helmet and a comfort safety harness. You'll receive all the safety instructions you'll need so that you can simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the views. Sense the incredible force of nature as you soar 67 meters above the famous Niagara River Gorge and glide smoothly 670 meters past the American Falls towards the awesome power, thundering roar and amazing mist of the mighty Canadian Horseshoe Falls, and arrive at the Falls Observation Landing Deck. Enjoy the very best viewing and photo opportunity of the world-famous Niagara Falls in all its glory. Finally, return to the top in comfort aboard air-conditioned passenger vans.

From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Trip with Cruise Option

From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Trip with Cruise Option

Let the Niagara Falls take your breath away on this day trip from Toronto. Have plenty of free-time to take photos and enjoy the city's stunning attractions. Capture pictures of the Whirlpool Rapids and treat yourself as you sample maple syrup and fudge.  Begin your day with a convenient and hassle-free pickup from Downtown Toronto. Relax on a comfortable bus with facinating narration about the history of the falls on your trip to Niagara.  Get more by selecting a tour option that includes a Niagara city cruise or get the full package with by selecting an option that includes the Journey Behind the Falls attraction which is a 125-foot deep and 600-foot long tunnel that reaches behind the falls. Don't Forget to include Lunch with Views of Niagara Falls Spend 3-hours of free time exploring Niagara Falls at your own pace. Next, taste some locally-made maple syrup, ride along Niagara Parkway, and see the Sir Adam Beck Hydro Generation station.  Get the opportunity for some memorable photo opportunities on Niagara Parkway. End your tour with a visit to Queenston Heights to see the historical Battle Grounds and take in views of the Niagara River.

From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

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.

Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Optional Boat Cruise

Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Optional Boat Cruise

Embark on a guided tour of Niagara Falls and marvel at the magnificent waterfalls with breathtaking views. Enjoy the historical commentary from your knowledgeable and licensed local tour guide. The excursion starts with a complimentary pickup from selected central locations in Downtown Toronto. Start with a scenic drive along the Niagara River and view Queenston Heights and Brock's Monument. You will arrive at Niagara Falls to explore the falls at your leisure for 3 hours. You can customize your tour package by adding attractions to make the most of your Niagara Falls experience. Upon arrival at Niagara Falls, get 3 hours of free time during which you can choose to take the Hornblower Niagara Cruise "Voyage to the Falls." This world-renowned boat ride will take you up close to the Niagara Gorge, American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and the mist of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Make your tour more memorable by feeling the thunder of the Journey Behind the Falls or get panoramic views from Skylon Tower. Visit Niagara's Fury, Zipline, Hershey's Chocolate Factory, Botanical Garden, and the Butterfly conservatory. Explore Clifton Hill and partake in activities like the Niagara SkyWheel, Casino, Ripley's Believe it or Not, and an arcade. Take a break where you can go and purchase a delicious lunch at one of the various dine-in restaurants or fast food joints near Niagara Falls. After your break, sit back and relax in air-conditioned comfort as you travel by bus back to Toronto.

Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Optional Cruise & Lunch

Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Optional Cruise & Lunch

Embark on an unforgettable journey to the iconic Niagara Falls with our hassle-free premium bus tours from downtown Toronto. Relax in the lap of luxury aboard our premium climate-controlled bus as our experienced guide regales you with fascinating commentary along the route to Niagara Falls. Depending on your chosen package, your Niagara Falls adventure awaits. You'll have free time to explore, indulge in a wine tasting activity at a local winery, enjoy a delectable three-course lunch overlooking the falls, and/or partake in a thrilling attraction. During the summer months, don't miss the chance to sail into the mist with our seasonal boat ride, 'Voyage to the Falls'. For winter or when the boat isn't operational, we offer two captivating alternatives: experience the awe-inspiring 'Journey Behind the Falls', offering a unique perspective of the natural wonder, or immerse yourself in Niagara's rich history at the Imax Theater. Your unforgettable journey culminates with a seamless return to Toronto, leaving you with cherished memories of your Niagara Falls escapade. Book your tour now and elevate your travel experience with us.

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