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From NYC: Niagara Falls and Thousand Islands 3-Day Trip

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From NYC: Niagara Falls and Thousand Islands 3-Day Trip

From US$ 460 per person

Experience the fury of Niagara Falls with a ride on the Maid Of the Mist and cruise through the 1000 islands on this 3-day tour from New York City.

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Duration 3 days
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  • Walk through Watkins Glen Canyon to visit the beautiful waterfalls
  • Tour the American Side of the Falls including the American Falls and Goat Island
  • Cruise through the amazing 1000 Islands
  • Shop till you drop at the outlet mall
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Experience the fury of Niagara Falls with a ride on the Maid of the Mist and cruise through the Thousand Islands on this three-day tour from New York City. Day 1: Sunday or Friday New York - Finger Lakes - Niagra Falls An early morning departure takes you north from the Big Apple as you pass the beautiful Delaware Gap to Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Walk through Watkins Glen Canyon to visit the beautiful waterfalls and then continue to Niagara Falls, passing Seneca Lake, where you will arrive in the late afternoon. Tour the American Side of the Falls including the American Falls, Goat Island, and Luna Island. At night, tour Niagara Falls where you can marvel at the colorful lighting of the waters. Overnight: Niagara Falls – Wyndham Super 8 Day 2: Monday or Saturday Niagra Falls - 1000 Islands Leaving the hotel, hear the thundering water of Niagara Falls. See the falls up close from the Horseshoe Falls. Depart from Niagara Falls along the northern part of New York State and visit the Finger Lakes region and Syracuse. Spend the night at Alexandria Bay in the 1000 islands area on the USA side. In April, dependent on weather, the tour may return to Niagara Falls overnight. Day 3: Tuesday or Sunday 1000 Islands - New York  Start the day with a cruise through the amazing Thousand Islands from the USA side, see the houses of the rich and famous built atop private islands. After lunch, head to New York State. On the way to New York, enjoy a shopping excursion at one of the large outlet malls along the way where you can shop for bargains in the name-brand stores before your return to New York City.
  • 2-nights hotel accommodation on the USA side including tax and a continental breakfast
  • Air-conditioned bus or van
  • Professional tour guide
  • Sightseeing in Niagara Falls and 1000 Islands from the USA side
  • Admission to the Maid of the Mist
  • 1000 Islands cruise (May to October)
  • Gratuities
  • Meals
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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Meeting point

Outside the side entrance to the Port Authority bus terminal building on 42nd st (between 8th and 9th ave) at 6:30 AM

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  • Free Wifi is provided on all buses (not vans)
  • 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
  • All accommodation will be on the USA side of the border
  • The Maid of the mist will be operated from the American side
  • There will be no visit to the Canadian side
  • The cruise through the 1000 islands will be done from the USA side
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4.4 /5

based on 79 reviews

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Hotel / breakfast ok. Good itinerary / guide, too short time

We have certainly seen a lot, which was unthinkable independently, but the times have been too short: better a duty free less, but more time for meals: 30 minutes is really too little. In addition, the itinerary was changed on the way back by lengthening the road because tourists of the 5-day tour to the hotel in New Jersey had to accompany them. The prepared and nice guide Bruno, however, should wait for all passengers before continuing on the most dispersive excursions, also the driver Cesare is good.

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July 11, 2019

Nice guide and driver. Beautiful places.

The guide Micol was very nice and professional, also she gave us some tips during the trip. The hotel in Niagara Falls was regular with bad breakfast. Only 1,5 hour in the outlet, it is not enough. The bus is not very comfortable. But the tour is totally worth it.

October 27, 2018

A really worthwhile tour

The Niagara Falls were particularly worth seeing, and the thousand islands. There wasn't a lot to see in Toronto, there probably isn't enough time for that anyway. The hotels were all fine and the guide (Joseph) was very capable, nice and entertaining. His German wasn't exactly perfect but that never bothered us because we can speak fairly good English. The whole program ran very punctually (with the exception of one or two traffic related delays), for which the whole group must be thanked (this consisted of us two Austrians, a german couple with 2 teenagers and around 30 Israelis!!). The bus was fine too and the driver brought us home safely (to New York, I mean). This tour was really an unforgettable experience for us.

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September 6, 2012

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