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2-Day Niagara Falls and Shopping Trip from New York City

2-Day Niagara Falls and Shopping Trip from New York City

From US$ 340 per person

Escape the bustle of New York City on a 2-day excursion to Niagara Falls. Experience both the U.S. and Canadian sides of the Falls, and ride on the famous Maid of the Mist boat under the Falls. Enjoy time to shop and sleep in comfortable accommodation.

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Duration 2 days
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Experience

Highlights
  • Travel through Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region
  • Visit Queen Victoria park and explore the Canadian side of Niagara Falls
  • See Goat Island and Sister Island on the American side of Niagara Falls
  • Take a ride on the Maid of the Mist, availble from May-October
  • Hunt for bargains at the outlet mall
  • Tour the Scenic Tunnels, available during the winter
  • Take a ride on the Maid of the Mist, available from May-October
  • Visit the Power Vista Hydro-electric station and Cave of the Winds in winter
Full description

Escape the hectic atmosphere of New York for a night on this 2-day tour to Niagara Falls. You will travel to the U.S. side of the Falls, get the chance to ride under the Falls on the famous Maid of the Mist, and enjoy some time shopping for bargains at the outlet mall.

Day 1:

Your air-conditioned van or bus departs from the Big Apple and heads north, where it passes the beautiful Delaware Gap and then makes its way to Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Stretch your legs on a walk through Watkins Glen Canyon for views of the beautiful waterfalls. On the way to Niagara Falls, pass by the stunning Seneca Lake. Arrive in Niagara Falls in the late afternoon. Tour the American side of Niagara Falls, including the American Falls, Goat Island, and Sister Island. Once the sun sets, a night tour of Niagara Falls showcases the colorful lighting of the thundering waters.

Day 2:

After enjoying a continental breakfast at the hotel, head to the thundering water of Niagara Falls. See both the Niagara and the Horseshoe Falls up close and experience their true power from the Maid of the Mist, available from May to October. In April, when the Maid of the Mist is not operating, take a tour of the Power Vista Hydro-Electric Station, along with a visit to the Cave of the Winds. Around noon, it's time to head south and back to New York City. Stretch your legs in a more urban area, with a shopping excursion at one of the large outlet malls along the way. Then, relax as the van or bus delivers you back to the city in time for you to grab a late dinner.

Includes
  • 1-night hotel accommodation (on the USA side of the border)
  • Continental breakfast
  • Air-conditioned van or bus
  • Professional tour guide
  • Sightseeing in Niagara Falls
  • Admission to the Maid of the Mist in the summer or Scenic Tunnels in the winter
  • Gratuities
  • Additional food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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  • Passport or ID card
  • Visa, if required

Know before you go

  • In the event that parts of this itinerary remain inaccessible due to COVID-19, an alternate itinerary will be provided, with final details available prior to your departure.
  • Free Wi Fi is provided on all buses. This service is not available on the vans.
  • There will be no visit to the Canadian side of the Falls
  • Maid of the Mist tour will operate from the U.S. side
  • For full terms and conditions please contact the local tour provider.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 360 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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I am really glad to have taken the trip and this agency did a very good job. While it is a long drive from NYC, the coach bus made the travel as good as possible + there was a stop every 2 1/2 hours. The places we stopped for lunch were quality restaurant/grocery stores. So all palette or cost was able to be accommodated. There was also a very interesting stop and walk at Watkins Glen Statepatk. The time spent at Niagara was very good and there was good amount of time for walking, looking and photos. Hotel was strictly for sleeping and was fine. The shopping was alright and did give some free time to walk and stretch. In total, I was happy I made this selection. I was a single. It was accommodating to all ages, nationalities.

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July 27, 2021

For anyone who has never been to Niagara this is a must. We expected the Falls to be spectacular but this completely surpassed our expectations. Fairly essential to do the two day trip as it goes in to Canada for a short while, where we found the Falls were even more spectacular!

March 21, 2020

This was definitely a trip I would highly recommend ! It was a magical experience seeing The Niagra Falls in the snow ! The guide was great and the trip so well organised. Loved it ! My daughter and I went for her 21 st birthday treat and it was a fantastic choice !

February 18, 2020

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