Niagara Falls, Ontario
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From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Boat Cruise

1. 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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Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Trip

2. 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: Small Group Day Trip to Niagara Falls

3. 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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Niagara Falls, Canada: Night Tour with Dinner and Light Show

4. Niagara Falls, Canada: Night Tour with Dinner and Light Show

Be whisked away for a night at the falls from any downtown Niagara Falls location and head to the Niagara Parks power station to see how the hydropower is generated. See the Niagara Parks epic sound and light show. Watch this immersive, sensory, and family-friendly show featuring 3D projection, interactive opportunities, and a breathtaking musical score. After the show, treat your senses to a delicious 3-course with a view of the falls at Table Rock House Restaurant. Dine on locally sourced and internationally inspired cuisine before heading to the Illumination Tower. View the multi-colored illuminated water of the falls against the night sky. Get creative and control the lights yourself and get an “I Lit Up Niagara Falls” certificate. Finally, your tour guide will drop you off back at your hotel.

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

5. 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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Niagara Falls: Canadian Tour and Maid of The Mist

6. Niagara Falls: Canadian Tour and 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 viewing sites like Table Rock and Terrapin Point. You'll have the opportunity to see the 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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Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour

7. 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: Half-Day Winery Tour with Tastings & Optional Lunch

8. Niagara: Half-Day Winery Tour with Tastings & Optional Lunch

Embark on a guided tour of Niagara's renowned wine region with 3 tour options. Join an inclusive tour designed for everyone, whether you're a connoisseur or simply want to share a drink with friends. The 4-hour Wine Country option centers around the Niagara-on-the-lake region, nestled on Lake Ontario, near the mouth of Niagara Falls. Sample wines at Pillitteri Estates, Inniskillin, and Konzelmann Estates, and enjoy free time for lunch and shopping in the quaint town. The 4-hour Twenty Valley option uncovers the idyllic beauty of Twenty Valley, visiting Creekside Estate Winery, Cave Spring Winery, and Kacaba Vineyards, followed by a luxurious 3-course lunch and free time in the charming enclave of Jordan Village. Choose the Deluxe Winery option for a 5-hour tour with tastings at Chateau des Charmes Winery, wine and ice wine tasting at Inniskillin Winery, as well as a 2-course lunch at Queen's Landing with panoramic river views. Afterward, take time to admire the vistas of Niagara-on-the-lake.

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Niagara Falls, Canada: Illumination Evening Tour

9. 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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Niagara Falls, Canada: Walking Tour with Optional Cruise

10. Niagara Falls, Canada: Walking Tour with Optional Cruise

Explore the Canadian side of Niagara Falls as you make your way between the falls and Dufferin Islands on this 90-minute scenic walking tour. Your guide will meet you outside Dufferin Islands and take you on a walk around the islands. Marvel at the picturesque trails and be pleasantly surprised at how secluded the islands feel, despite being so close to the falls. The Dufferin Islands are truly one of Niagara’s best hidden gems. After your walk through the Islands, your guide will take you on a stroll along the Niagara Parkway to view famous Niagara landmarks including the Old Scow, Upper Rapids, the power stations, the Illumination Tower, and the Niagara Falls themselves. Along the way you will also pass by the Nikola Tesla Monument and catch a glimpse of Goat Island, NY from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Your expert guide will share lots of interesting and fun facts about the area, and there will be plenty of time for photos at each stop. At the end of your tour, your guide will bring you to the Hornblower loading area in the heart of Niagara’s tourism district. If you’ve chosen to take part in the cruise, you will continue onward to a refreshing boat ride into the mist. For guests not taking part in the cruise, you will be able to continue exploring the beautiful city of Niagara Falls at your own pace.

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What people are saying about Niagara Falls, Ontario

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 263 reviews

Ngl it was sketch but it was one of the greatest experiences you could have for an evening, the light show was amazing, the three course meal was mid tier but changing the lights of falls was an experience combined with a great guide made the whole experience perfect!! 100% I’m very happy we took a shot at this experience with a small amount of reviews!

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

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

Great experience! Very interesting and informative!