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Niagara, USA: Maid of the Mist and Adventure Walking Tour

1. Niagara, USA: Maid of the Mist and Adventure Walking Tour

Journey into the heart of the Horseshoe Falls, embark on a sightseeing boat tour of the Niagara Falls, and feel the mist of 700,000 gallons of water barrels over the falls. Then go up to the Observation Deck to see the Niagara Falls' all 3 waterfalls. Next, visit Prospect Point then walk over to Goat Island to view Luna Island and the amazing Horseshoe Falls. Learn some history of Niagara Falls from your knowledgeable guide who will accompany you on the boat and direct you to the best locations. The boat can get crowded so your guide will ensure you’re one of the first off the boat, saving you time from waiting in the elevator line. Next, do the adventure walk and learn about the history of Niagara Falls and the daredevils who tried to defy her. End the tour at the trolley and seek information to help you enjoy your visit to the Falls. The guides on-site are happy to answer all questions and help you navigate the Niagara Falls State Park.

Niagara Falls, USA: Guided Caves, Boat, and Tower Tour

2. Niagara Falls, USA: Guided Caves, Boat, and Tower Tour

Marvel at Niagara Falls on a tour that includes a boat cruise on the river, entry to the Niagara Observation Tower, and entry to the Cave of the Winds. Follow your guide and listen to their facts and anecdotes about the falls and their history. See the falls from all perspectives. Get picked up from your hotel in Niagara Falls, USA, and head straight to the Niagara Falls State Park. First, admire all three of the rushing waterfalls from the top of the Niagara Observation Tower. From largest to smallest, see the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls from this high vantage point. Then, get up close to the mighty waterfalls on the Maid of The Mist boat on a cruise on the river. Feel the mist blow off the falls and hear their thundering roar surrounding you as you cruise on the water. Next, head to Goat Island to visit the Cave of the Winds. Don your yellow poncho and follow your guide along the wooden walkways and bridges to get really close to the waterfalls. Here, you are standing a mere 6 meters from the Bridal Veil Falls. Head back to your hotel with memorable moments spend at Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls, USA: Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds Tour

3. Niagara Falls, USA: Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds Tour

Explore the Niagara Falls State Park on this guided walking tour. Make the most of your time with skip-the-lines access to the he Cave of the Winds and the Maid of the Mist boat. Get a pass for the hop-on and hop-off Niagara Scenic Trolley. Visit Horseshoe Falls and Luna Island. Meet your guide and begin your tour by breezing past the line and crowds to board the Maid Of The Mist boat. Cruise along and listen to stories about the boat. Cross in front of he American and Bridal Veil Falls on your way to and from Horseshoe Falls. Get up close to Horseshoe Falls, the largest of three waterfalls that make up the vista known collectively as Niagara Falls. Head to the Niagara Falls Observation Tower to snap photos of the views above Niagara Falls. Take your passes for the hop-on, hop-off Niagara Scenic Trolley service. Climb aboard and chart your own course without a guide through Goat Island. Learn about the history of the fall's erosion, heroic rescues, and daredevil attempts. Witness stunning views from the top of the American and Bridal Veil Falls. Take part in an exhilarating experience at the Hurricane Deck positioned at the base of Bridal Veil Falls. Finish your tour at the Cave of the Winds with a timed reservation made just for you. Explore this breathtaking attraction by taking a elevator ride up 150 feet into the Niagara Gorge. Robed in a waterproof poncho, experience Niagara Falls up close and personal.

Niagara Falls, US: Maid of the Mist & Cave of the Winds Tour

4. Niagara Falls, US: Maid of the Mist & Cave of the Winds Tour

Experience Niagara Falls from the US side with the help of a tour guide and a day pass for the park’s trolley. Ride the Maid of the Mist for a better look at the islands, enter the Cave of the Winds to hear the thunderous waterfalls, and board the trolley freely to see the whole park in a day. Start your tour with the Maid of the Mist boat ride. Your guide will bring you to the boat, answer all your questions, and give you tips on how to make the most of your boat trip. Listen to the guide on board to see all the landmarks you'll pass in the water. After, your guide will meet you for a walking tour around the park, stopping at the best places for views and photos. Learn about the daredevils who challenge the raging falls while you watch the water crashing. Walk with your guide to the trolley and get your trolley pass and tickets to Cave of the Winds. Hop on and off the trolley as you please and take your time exploring Luna Island, Three Sisters Island, Terrapin Point, and the Cave of the Winds. Skip the ticket line at Cave of the Winds and walk below the falls to view the majesty of Niagara up-close. Feel the power of the gushing water on the Hurricane Deck and climb to higher levels to get even closer to the action. Make use of the trolley all day and into the night. If you’ve got time, catch the illumination of the falls and the fireworks display depending on the season. Ask your guide about fun places to explore, have a meal, or grab some drinks in between your sightseeing.

From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

5. 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, USA: Night Illumination Tour

6. Niagara Falls, USA: Night Illumination Tour

See the breathtaking Niagara Falls illuminated at night from several different vantage points on this night tour of Niagara Falls. Learn about the history of Niagara Falls from your guide while experiencing the night show. Every evening beginning at dusk, Niagara Falls is illuminated in an array of colors, making it one of the most majestic places on earth. Experience the illuminated Niagara Falls from Luna Island, located at the tip of Goat Island next to the Canadian Falls and Prospect Point Observation Tower. Choose between a 1-hour and 90-minute tour. The 1-hour tour includes a visit to the American Falls and the Bridal Falls. The 90-minute tour includes the American Falls, Bridal Falls, and Horseshoe Falls.

Niagara Falls, USA: Cave of the Winds Express Pass and Tour

7. Niagara Falls, USA: Cave of the Winds Express Pass and Tour

Skip the lines and enjoy an Express Pass to the Cave of the Winds during this guided tour around the picturesque Niagara Falls State Park, admission included. Stop for photos of Horseshoe Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and more. See the most amazing experience this New York State Park has to offer. At the Cave of the Winds, take a 150-foot elevator ride into the Niagara Gorge. Robed in a waterproof poncho, experience Niagara Falls up close and personal. Begin your tour at Goat Island by the Power Portal Archway alongside the highest-rated guides in Niagara Falls. From there, take a leisurely 1-hour narrated adventure around the Niagara Falls State Park.  Learn about the innovation, erosion, heroic rescues, and daredevil attempts that have taken place at Niagara Falls. Head to Horseshoe Falls and Terrapin Point for 15 minutes before stopping next at Luna Island, Bridal Veil, and the American Falls for another 15 minutes. Witness amazing views on top of the American and Bridal Veil Falls. Take part in an exhilarating experience at the Hurricane Deck positioned at the base of Bridal Veil Falls. Finish off the tour at the Cave of the Winds. Enjoy express access during your visit. 

Niagara, USA: Walking Tour with Maid of the Mist and Falls

8. Niagara, USA: Walking Tour with Maid of the Mist and Falls

Experience an immersive sightseeing tour that includes a guided tour, as well as admission to the Maid of the Mist boat tour. Expect to learn plenty of fun facts about this world-famous natural attraction from your guide. Go to the observation decks to view the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. Meet in front of the Hard Rock Cafe. Take a short stroll over to the Niagara Falls State Park map. Hear lesser-known facts about the American side of Niagara Falls as you take in the thundering majesty of the Horseshoe Falls (the biggest waterfall at Niagara), American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. Hop aboard the Maid of the Mist for a ride around the Horseshoe Falls, the largest of the waterfalls here. While the ride itself is a blast, expect to make it an even more special experience with your guide sharing plenty of interesting stories about the oldest attraction in the United States.

From New York City: Niagara Falls Full-Day Bus Tour

9. From New York City: Niagara Falls Full-Day Bus Tour

Take a day trip by comfortable bus to famous Niagara Falls. Enjoy a smooth round-trip journey, different vantage points to view the Falls, free time in Niagara, and, when in season, a ride on the Maid of the Mist boat. Begin your day with a morning departure from Times Square in Manhattan. Travel by comfortable motorcoach in the company of your guide. Enjoy the scenic landscape of upstate New York on your journey north. Take advantage of the wi-fi on board. The travel time is approximately 7-8 hours, each way, with one rest stop. Experience the adventure, beauty, and natural wonder of Niagara Falls aboard the historic Maid of the Mist boat, or, when the Maid of the Mist is not running, from other observation points such as Gorge Walk. Learn about the interesting history of these mighty waters and enjoy spectacular views of the falls from different vantage points. You will have the opportunity for lunch on your own, souvenir shopping, and exploring the beautiful Niagara Falls State Park. After an unforgettable experience and wonderful memories, relax onboard your comfortable motorcoach for the return to Times Square in Manhattan, arriving back between 11 PM-midnight.

Niagara Falls, USA: Guided Tour & Optional Maid of the Mist

10. Niagara Falls, USA: Guided Tour & Optional Maid of the Mist

Begin your experience with a 1 or 1.5-hour guided walking tour of Goat Island. Take in views of the Horseshoe Falls and hear about their formation. Walk down to Luna Island for views of the American and Bridal falls as well. Upgrade your experience and see the falls up close on a Maid of the Mist boat tour, heading into the center of the thundering Horseshoe Falls. During the winter, or whenever the Maid of the Mist is not operating, visit the Niagara Adventure Theater instead. Choose a 1 or 1.5-hour tour. For the ultimate upgrade, add a 12-minute helicopter ride over the falls. Admire views of the Rainbow Bridge, American Falls, Bridal Vail Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Goat Island, Niagara River, Queen Victoria Park, Clifton Hill, and the American Observation Tower.

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What people are saying about American Falls

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,946 reviews

This was a true highlight of our US road-trip. We had excellent guides in Peter and Brett, who shared tales and facts throughout. They got us all onto the boat and then we had the best experience - awe inspiring, wet, and breathtaking. You have to do this if you visit Niagara - seeing the falls from below is just amazing. Topped off with a short walk around the top of the falls this is something I’ll never forget.

Both attractions are well worth the money, and having a tour guide was also very helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable!

our guide was great! skipped the lines/ticket purchasing and got to see alot in a half day!

very knowledgeable and made the tour fun! would definitely come back

Fantastic views, GREAT experiences, & well led tour. Thanks Jimmy!