Day trip

From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

Activity provider: Royal City Tours
Day trip

From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

Activity provider: Royal City Tours

From US$ 200 per person

Experience one of the world's most remarkable natural wonders on a full-day tour of Niagara Falls on the American side of the border.

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Duration 22 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup optional
Pickup si from your accommodation in New York City. If you decide to change the pickup location please notify the local partner about the change. The waiting time at the pickup location will be no more than 10 minutes.
Private or small groups available


22 hours
  • New York City

  • Maid of the Mist Boat Tour, Niagara Falls (guided tour, boat cruise)

  • Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls

  • Niagara Falls, USA Side (guided tour)

  • American Falls

  • Goat Island

  • Bridal Veil Falls, Niagara Falls

  • New York City

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
  • Ride the famous "Maid of the Mist" boat close to the cascades of Niagara Falls
  • Get amazing views of Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls
  • Visit Goat Island, Luna Island, and all the observatories surrounding the falls
  • Spend 5 hours admiring the roar of the gigantic Niagara Falls
  • Treat your eyes to the amazing light show in the night at the Niagara
Full description

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.

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (private option)
  • Visit the Niagara Falls
  • Maid Of The Mist boat ride (depends on the option booked)
  • Live guide
  • Entrance and national park fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel. Out of respect to the other participants, the waiting time at the pickup location will be no more than 10 minutes.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • Restrooms may not be available on the vehicle
  • This is a bilingual tour
  • No visa is required to visit Niagara Falls on the American side of the border. There is a possibility to visit the Canadian side of the waterfalls on your own. In order to do that, you will need to have your passport and Canadian Visa
  • The vehicle size will depend on the number of reservations
  • The Maid of the Mist boat ride is a seasonal activity operating from May to November
  • The Niagara Falls Fireworks is a seasonal activity
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 228 reviews

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Absolutely unmissable! Seriously, I'm pretty sure this was the best day of my life. The bus ride was quiet and uneventful (bring a book or something, it's long) but when you get there...oh my gosh I have never seen something more amazing!! We had two tour guides, Brian and Richard, who were both incredible. Knew their stuff, super helpful, made sure we all knew what was going on at any given time. After Maid of the Mist (and a couple of minutes at the gift shop), they take you on a tour around the national park and show you the best views and photographic spots. Brian even made sure to take a photo of me looking like I'm backflipping into the falls . Then you get two hours of free time to go and grab dinner (or go to Canada like I did) before you hop back on the bus back to NYC. Protip, if you want to go to Canada, leave yourself at least 1.5h and look at the queue to get back into US before you cross the border. You need your passport and visa (if you have one) if you're not from US

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March 24, 2023

I joined the day tour, leaving Manhattan at 7am and back to Manhattan at 4am the next day. The bus was ok but the socket didn’t work. Everything was quite rush, 20 min for breakfast stop, 5 min for toilet stops, etc. The Maid of the Mist was super fun but prepared for the wet. For dinner, you don't have much choice, either Hard Rock Cafe or food court serves Chinese / Indian food. If you are staying in NYC and don't want to drive to Niagara Falls yourself, joining this tour is your best choice. The day tour may be better than the overnight tour because you will arrive at Niagara Falls at around 3:30pm and leave at 8:30pm which also give you the chance to see the light show in the evening.

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March 24, 2023

The long drive from New York City to Niagara Falls State Park is worth it. Getting to see the rapids, the falls from the US and Canada on the Maid of the Mist was a sight to behold. You most definitely will enjoy the the walking tour as you will get to see the Falls from different areas of the park and the history of this natural marvel. The Lights that illuminate the Falls at night as well as the Fireworks. Our guides shared their extensive knowledge of the history of the Falls and funfacts about persons who contributed to the legacy the Falls.

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 151799