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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.

NYC: 1-Hour Cruise Around Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

2. NYC: 1-Hour Cruise Around Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Take a 60-minute boat ride to within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty. Cruise right under the Brooklyn Bridge and see the most famous skyline in the world. Your live English guide will point out the sites as you journey along the river including the Empire State Building, the new Freedom Tower, the Manhattan Bridge, Governor's Island, and more. Make use of both the indoor and outdoor seating, along with large open windows for your viewing pleasure. Get within touching distance of "Lady Liberty" and then move on to Ellis Island to take photos of the famous entry point to New York City. Marvel at the skyline of Manhattan and its famous skyscrapers, including the new One World Trade Center. Glide down both the east and west sides of Lower Manhattan on this roundtrip cruise, and purchase drinks and food from the concession stand aboard the boat. 

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

3. 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

4. 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.

NYC: Statue of Liberty Express Skip-the-Box-Office Cruise

5. NYC: Statue of Liberty Express Skip-the-Box-Office Cruise

Departing from Downtown Manhattan in Battery Park, this 50-minute express cruise is the fastest way to get up close and personal with the Statue of Liberty. The best views are definitely from the water and you'll enjoy the insights of your fun, onboard tour guide with live narration. Begin your cruise experience at Battery Park's Slip 6. Get your souvenir photo with Lady Liberty in the background while you wait.  Board the vessel, sit back, and set sail on your round-trip sightseeing cruise. Bask in the panoramic view of downtown New York's celebrated towers, memorials, and Landmarks while you relax on board the state-of-the-art boat.  Cruise right over to see the Statue of Liberty, one of the most iconic symbols in the world. On your way to Lady Liberty, you’ll sail past and learn about Ellis Island, once home to the United States’ busiest immigration station, where approximately 12 million immigrants came through.  You will also see Governors Island, a former military base that has since been redeveloped with a beautiful park for the public to enjoy.

Niagara Falls, USA: Day & Night Tour with Light Show

6. Niagara Falls, USA: Day & Night Tour with Light Show

Visit Niagara Falls with this half-day trip and have the chance to experience the Falls up close with a walk through the Cave of the Winds and a ride on the Maid of the Mist (seasonal). Visit Niagara Falls State Park, learn interesting history, and witness stunning views by day and night. Depending on the time of year, board the Maid of the Mist boat and journey through the breathtaking Cave of the Winds. See and feel the powerful 12,000-year-old natural world wonder, Niagara Falls. Also stop at the American Observation Tower, Goat Island, As you visit the oldest state park in the USA, head to incredible viewpoints of the Falls. Learn about the history of Niagara Falls and hear the stories of daredevils who tried to conquer it. Your visit ends with an opportunity to witness the nighttime illumination of Niagara Falls.

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

7. 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.

NYC: Circle Line Best of NYC Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

8. NYC: Circle Line Best of NYC Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

Enjoy a relaxing cruise of New York Harbor and Manhattan Island as you discover the secrets of the city. You will circle Manhattan, passing 3 rivers, 7 major bridges – including the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge – 5 boroughs, and more than 101 sights in New York’s legendary skyline. Get up close to the Statue of Liberty and see Manhattan just as the great explorers would have seen it at the end of their long ocean journeys. Tour the city by water and see the outer boroughs drift by. Fun and knowledgeable tour guides will bring the city that never sleeps to life, telling fascinating stories about the breathtaking sights as you sail. See it all as you marvel at the best that New York has to offer. Cruise highlights include close-up views of the Statue of Liberty, Randall’s Island, High Bridge, Columbia University, Harlem, Gracie Mansion, South Street Seaport, Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium, The Cloisters, Grant’s Tomb, and The Little Red Lighthouse.

Niagara Falls, USA: Night Illumination Tour

9. 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.

NYC: Circle Line Landmarks Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

10. NYC: Circle Line Landmarks Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

Take in many of the iconic sites of midtown and lower Manhattan on a semi-circle boat cruise. Enjoy magnificent views of the world's most recognizable skyline and get a close-up look at Lady Liberty and Ellis Island from the water. See the sights with a local tour guide who brings to life the breathtaking sights and the fascinating history behind the Big Apple. Sail down the Hudson River, cruising around the Battery, and up the East River. Pass under the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges to the United Nations building before heading back to Pier 83, the starting point for your tour.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 6,158 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.

The tour was nice it could’ve started an hour later so you would been able to see more lights as you was going out for the first hour. There was a time whether guide was not talking at least they could’ve played music. All in all it was OK

Everything was great, plus surprisedly I got best tickets ! I would get again from here to another activity ! .

Loved it! Everyone in our party loved as well. We recommend sitting in the front of the boat!

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