Niagara Falls, USA Viewing points

Our most recommended Niagara Falls, USA Viewing points

Niagara Falls: Maid of the Mist Boat Ticket and Guide

1. Niagara Falls: Maid of the Mist Boat Ticket and Guide

Embark on the iconic and scenic Maid of the Mist boat ride, and then explore the Niagara Falls State Park during a guided walking tour that becomes a great beginning to a fun-filled day. Take in great views. Meet your guide and group at Niagara Falls, USA. Go under the falls with Maid of the Mist admission. Embark then on a 40-minute Niagara Falls State Park walking tour from Hennepin Rock to the Trolley Loop around Prospect Point. Your guide will deliver all the fun, legends, and excitement of Niagara Falls from those who discovered it to those who challenged it. End the day with a suite of unforgettable new impressions.

Niagara Falls, USA: Night Illumination Walking Tour

2. Niagara Falls, USA: Night Illumination Walking 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: Maid of Mist & Cave of Winds Combo Tour

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

Explore Niagara Falls State Park on this guided walking tour. Make the most of your time by starting with the Maid of the Mist boat ride with your guide and then reserve your time slot at Cave of the Winds so you can skip the ticket line. This tour also provides a pass for the hop-on hop-off Niagara Scenic Trolley so you can also visit the Horseshoe Falls, Luna Island, and Three Sisters Island. Meet your guide and begin your tour by hearing stories about the history of the State Park, heroic rescues, and daredevil stunt attempts on your way to the Maid Of The Mist boat ride. Your guide will make sure you receive your poncho while making your way onto the boat and share the best spots for viewing to give you the best experience possible. Cruise along and listen to stories about the Maid of the Mist boat. The boat tour will cross in front of the American and Bridal Veil Falls on your way to and from Horseshoe Falls, the largest of the three waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls. Get up close for a breathtaking experience. Once the cruise is completed, head back up to the Niagara Falls Observation Tower where your guide will share more stories and can help with snapping photos of you with the amazing views of Niagara Falls behind you. At the conclusion of your guided portion, you'll receive passes for both the hop-on, and hop-off Niagara Scenic Trolley service and a timed reservation for the Cave of the Winds. The very next stop after boarding the Niagara Scenic Trolley will be the Cave of the Winds. Once the Trolley brings you on the short journey over to the Cave of the Winds, you'll have your timed reservation so you can skip the ticket line. Explore this breathtaking attraction by taking an elevator ride down 150 feet into the Niagara Gorge. After collecting your waterproof poncho, experience Niagara Falls up close and personal. Take part in an exhilarating ascension up to the Hurricane Deck positioned at the base of Bridal Veil Falls where you will get absolutely soaked. Your Trolley pass is good all day long, so the Niagara Scenic Trolley will aid you as you chart your own course without a guide throughout Goat Island. Witness stunning views from both Terrapin Point and Luna Island and see the rapids up close at Three Sisters Island.

Niagara Falls, USA: Fall and Winter Tour

4. Niagara Falls, USA: Fall and Winter Tour

Experience the natural beauty and raw power of Niagara Falls in autumn and winter. Enjoy panoramic views of Niagara Falls, get an up-close look at Bridal Veil Falls from the base. Go to Niagara Falls Observation Tower to see all the falls at once. Discover the breathtaking beauty of the fall foliage and the glistening natural ice formations in the winter. Learn about the true force of the falls and how it generates power at the New York Power Vista. Journey to the bottom of the falls at the Cave of the Winds with the gorge experience. Partake in the exceptional experience of Niagara Falls in fall and winter.

Niagara Falls, USA: State Park Guided Tour in Winter

5. Niagara Falls, USA: State Park Guided Tour in Winter

Explore Niagara Falls on this comprehensive guided tour. Gaze at the Falls from below at the gorge walk, and get up close to the waterfall in the Cave of the Winds on Goat Island. Visit Stedman's Bluff before heading to the Three Sisters Islands, then get panoramic views from the Observation Tower. Enjoy transportation from your hotel before starting at the Cave of the Winds, where you can go below the Falls to see the spectacular river, as well as visit the interactive information room to learn more about Niagara Falls. Next, you'll head to Stedman's Bluff for an overlook of the American side of the Falls. Marvel at the 150ft icicles which form in winter. Though the Falls do not freeze completely, ice transforms the base, creating a view of sparkling icicles, crystalline mounds, and natural ice sculptures. Then, take a trip out to the Three Sisters Islands, learn about its history from your guide and see the amazing rapids above Niagara Falls, where 700,000 gallons of water fall per second. Finally, head to the Observation Tower, the only point in the State Park where you can see all three Falls at once.

Niagara Falls, USA: Canadian and American Deluxe Day Tour

6. Niagara Falls, USA: Canadian and American Deluxe Day Tour

Visit the legendary Niagara Falls in an air-conditioned deluxe vehicle, and enjoy a guided tour of this famous natural wonder. Experience the Maid of the Mist boat (during season), the Bridal Veil Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and much more. Begin with pickup at your Niagara Falls hotel, then enjoy a thrilling ride aboard the world-famous Maid of the Mist boat to set the atmosphere for the day ahead. Admire panoramic views of the falls atop the Skylon Tower and receive free return passes for next time. From here, enoy a brilliant view over the Niagara River Gorge where the turbulent waters have sculpted a unique shape into the rock. Don’t forget to bring your camera. Next, descend 175 feet in an elevator to experience the river up close and personal. Walk along the Hurricane Deck at the base of the Bridal Veil Falls and sense the ferocious waters of the falls rush past and under you, displaying their full force. Raincoats are provided, and you will need them. During your tour, you'll also visit all of the key viewing areas including Goat Island, Horseshoe Falls, Luna Island, and Three Sister Islands to name just a few. At the end of your Niagara Falls encounter, you will be transported back to your hotel where you can reflect upon your action-packed day. During the off-season period (approximately early November to mid-April, depending on winter/ice conditions), The Journey Behind the Falls or Hornblower Niagara Cruise (subject to availability) replaces the Maid of the Mist Boat Ride. In addition, the Niagara Legends of Adventure Movie replaces the Cave of the Winds during this period. Attractions are seasonal and operate subject to weather conditions.

Niagara Falls: Canadian Side Day Trip with Maid of The Mist

7. Niagara Falls: Canadian Side Day Trip with Maid of The Mist

Marvel at spectacular views of Niagara Falls from the Canadian side of the border. Your half-day tour includes the world-famous American Maid of The Mist boat ride and an unbeatable aerial view of the Falls, River, and Gorge from atop Skylon Tower. In summer, you'll set sail aboard the Maid of The Mist. Journey into the heart of the Falls to hear the thundering roar of thousands of gallons of water and feel the mist on your face. Then, travel across the international border into Canada.  During winter, instead of Maid of The Mist, you'll discover the Falls' awesome power with admission to 'Journey Behind the Falls', at the base of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. From atop Skylon Tower admire panoramic views of the Falls plus visit key viewpoints like Table Rock and Terrapin Point. See Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls during your tour. See how the churning waters of the Falls carved out the awesome Niagara River Gorge.

Niagara Falls, USA: Day & Night Small Group Tour with Dinner

8. Niagara Falls, USA: Day & Night Small Group Tour with Dinner

Spend the day exploring Niagara Falls, USA. Be impressed by the cascading waterfalls in the afternoon, enjoy a savory dinner, and be mesmerized by the colored lights on the Falls at night. Begin your tour with a hotel pickup and meet your guide to travel to the Cave of the Winds. Learn Niagara Falls' role in generating electricity before heading to the "hurricane deck". Get close to the Bridal Veil Falls and feel as if you are surrounded by tropical storm-like conditions. After your visit to the Cave of the Winds, venture to Goat Island which connects to Terrapin Point and Luna Island. Learn more about the history of the Falls, see the Nikola Tesla monument, and enjoy a view of Bridal Veil Falls which is situated between Goat Island and Luna Island. Next, visit Whirlpool State Park. While here, snap some impressive photos of Niagara’s Whirlpool Rapids. Then, set sail on the Maid of the Mist boat ride. Before you board, take in the views from the Prospect Point Observation Tower, located directly above the boarding site. While you’re on the Maid of the Mist boat tour, hear the roar of the thunderous cascades of water and feel the water spray forth from this incredible force of nature.     After the boat ride, enjoy some dinner at a delicious sushi restaurant. After dinner, head back to Goat Island for the best view of the illuminated waterfalls before heading to Luna Island. At the end of your Niagara Falls tour, be returned to your hotel.

Niagara, USA: Cave of the Winds with Guided Tour

9. Niagara, USA: Cave of the Winds with Guided Tour

Experience the majestic Niagara Falls as few ever get the opportunity to do. Follow your guide through the magnificent landscape as you hear stories of the history, mystery, daredevils, and rescues of Niagara. See the best viewing areas in the Niagara Falls State Park, and enjoy the "World Changed Here" movie and exhibit. Hear stories from your expert guide as you head to the “World Changed Here” Movie and exhibit that features the History of the forming of the New York State Park, a view into the life of Nikola Tesla, and the impact that his life and accomplishments have on us today. Your guide will provide your tickets to the Cave of the Winds and you will not have to stand in line to get tickets, there could be a little bit of a line to the elevator that takes you down to the Walk.

From Buffalo: Customizable Private Day Trip to Niagara Falls

10. From Buffalo: Customizable Private Day Trip to Niagara Falls

Embark on a private journey from Buffalo or Niagara Falls, New York. Taste wine and eat and shop (at your expense) in the pretty and quaint town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Customize your experience to include a winery stop, a chocolate factory or brewery visit, a stroll in Queens Royal Park, or anything else. Visit Niagara Falls. Your driver-guide will pick you up in Buffalo or Niagara Falls, NY, and help you create a world-class experience perfect for you and your friends or family. Get comfortable in a private vehicle exclusive to your group. Head to the prettiest town in Canada, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Wander, shop, eat, drink, and see all the sights. Opt for tastings or to dine at a couple of the nearby wineries. Visit the chocolate factory or sip a cold one at one of the craft breweries. Experience Queens Royal Park and journey down the scenic Niagara Parkway, stopping for photo ops along the way. Visit Queenston Heights Park, climb Brock's Monument, experience the amazing depths of the Niagara Gorge and the breathtaking views of the winding Niagara River. Relax on the ride into Niagara Falls, past Oaks Garden Theater, through Queen Victoria Park, and soon to the grand spectacle of the waterfalls. See the Rainbow Falls, the Bridal Veil, and the spectacular Horseshoe Falls in all their glory. Humble to the power of Mother Nature. Walk Clifton Hill, go behind the waterfall, ride the Hornblower Cruise and the SkyWheel, experience the Spanish cable car, and more. Return to your pickup location.

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What people are saying about Niagara Falls, USA

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Had a great time on TEAM NICK visiting the Niagara Falls. Everything was taken care of and on time, and Nick was an amazing guide. He had lots of anecdotes for us (some true, some for fun) and made sure we all had enough time to explore by ourselves. Would definitely recommend this tour as you get to see the main attractions on both sides, which planning by yourself can be quite daunting.

We were met by Jeff who gave us information about Niagara and the surrounding area, collected our tickets for Maid of the Mist and Caves of the Wind. We had no queues, great weather (ok, Jeff didn’t have much to do with that!) and a great experience. A great morning in good company

What a great experience. Everything well organized and high quality. This is the best way to see the falls. Everything we wanted to do in one package. Picked up and dropped off at our hotel.

It was great to have all the activities that we wanted to do in one tour. Our tour guide, Zach, was great… Thank you Zach for the very fun day!

Cheri was awesome some many great tidbits about Niagara falls. she made it fun and interactive!