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Toronto: Small-Group Niagara Falls Tour with Boat Cruise

Toronto: Small-Group Niagara Falls Tour with Boat Cruise

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Discover Niagara Falls on a day tour from Toronto with historical and behind-the-scenes commentary. Enjoy famous attractions, including the Hornblower boat ride or Journey Behind the Falls.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Pickup included
Downtown Toronto pickup is from 7:45 - 8:20 AM. The activity provider picks up from 11 locations which are around 5 minutes walking distance from most Downtown Toronto hotels and privately-rented accommodation locations. Mississauga pickup is available at 8:45 AM. The activity provider will confirm pickup details with you via email. Make sure the provider emailed you a confirmation because they do not go to unscheduled pickup locations. (7:45 AM: Royal Ontario Museum - 100 Queens Park), (7:55 AM: Courtyard Toronto Downtown - 475 Yonge), (8 AM: Chelsea Toronto - 33 Gerrard), (8:10 AM: Dundas Square / Dundas Station - 279 Yonge; Dineen Coffee Co / Queen Station - 140 Yonge; and Hockey Hall of Fame / King Station - 30 Yonge), (8:15 AM: Fairmont Royal York / Union Station - 100 Front, and InterContinental Toronto - 225 Front), (8:20 AM: 300 Fr Street West and 352 Front St West), (8:45 AM: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mississauga-Toronto - 2125 N Sheridan Way).


  • Skip the lines for the Hornblower Boat Cruise and sail up close to the falls
  • Enjoy 4 hours of free time for activities in Niagara Falls and Clifton Hill
  • Enjoy the convenience of return transfers from Downtown Toronto and Mississauga
  • Listen to informative live commentary from your tour guide along the way
  • Stop for photos at gems, such as the whirlpool, floral clock, and power station
Full description

Experience a guided tour of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and discover the mighty waterfalls with stunning views. Enjoy historical and behind-the-scenes commentary from your local and licensed tour guide.


Your day will start with complimentary pickup from central hotels and locations across Downtown Toronto and Mississauga and arrive in Niagara Falls around 10:00 AM to enjoy 4 hours (summer) or 3 hours (winter) of free time to explore the falls. Add attractions to your tour package to experience the best of Niagara Falls.


Take this tour in the summer and take the Hornblower Boat Cruise, the world-famous boat ride, formally called the Maid of the Mist. Get up close to the Niagara Gorge, American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and feel the mist of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls.


You can even enjoy this tour in the winter, when the boat is not running, you can add famous experiences to your tour package including the Skylon Tower, Journey Behind the Falls or Niagara's Fury.


The Skylon Tower is an observation deck where you can enjoy a view of the waterfalls from the sky - and it's a great substitute for Toronto's CN Tower if you haven't been there yet.


On Journey Behind the Falls, you will have close vantage points to see the breadth of the icy Horseshoe Falls up close. Experience the 130-year-old tunnels beneath the bedrock of the Falls and get a view of one-fifth of the world’s freshwater crashing down. Next, visit Niagara’s Fury and step inside a 4D motion theatre. Discover the ancient story of Niagara Falls in a multi-sensory simulation of the last Ice Age.


Then, visit the flashy Clifton Hill strip for solo and family fun with activities like the Niagara SkyWheel, Ripley's Believe it or Not, and an arcade. Pack a lunch or order at a local restaurant, with an option to have a picnic by the waterfalls.


Next, go on a scenic and narrated drive across the Niagara Parkway. Stop and take photos at iconic attractions along the way like the Niagara Whirlpool Rapids, the floral clock, and the Niagara Power Station.


Make a quick stop at Maple Leaf Place to freshen up before the drive back to Toronto. Sample locally sourced maple syrup or purchase Canadian-inspired treats like homemade fudge, poutine, maple beer, or Niagara’s famous ice wine.


Return to your original location in Toronto around 5 PM and enjoy a full evening in the city with time for dinner and time to plan an evening event for yourself.

  • Pickup from 10 select hotels and central locations in downtown Toronto, and 1 in Mississauga
  • Transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned 13 or 24-seat minibus
  • Niagara Parks licensed tour guide
  • Attractions (as listed in the tour option)
  • Free time to experience Niagara Falls, the Horseshoe Falls, and Clifton Hill
  • Seasonal stops at iconic landmarks including the Niagara Whirlpool, Floral Clock, and the Niagara Power Station
  • Lunch
  • Tips
  • Infant child seats

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The trip is from around 8 AM to around 5 PM
  •  You can bring your own infant child seats
  • The itinerary may change slightly to accommodate daily conditions and to ensure each tour is enjoyable
  • The tour stays in Canada and doesn't cross into the USA
  • If you don't want to do the included activities, other options include the Bird Kingdom for C$16 per person; Skylon Tower Observation Deck for C$19 per person; Niagara SkyWheel for $16 per person; and a helicopter ride for C$130 per person
  • Lunch can be brought with you or purchased in Niagara Falls; don't make reservations as times may vary
  • Food and drinks with a lid are allowed to be brought on the bus
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 365 reviews

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All good, punctual, the clean and air-conditioned mini bus. The driver is very friendly. Everything is fine, except for the 2 hours that you lose in a mandatory stop at a restaurant and a maple store to buy things from them. That is a waste of time for [I suppose it is the business of the carrier and the store] since they force you to get off the bus. The supposed maple tasting is limited to 10 ml [yes, only 10 ml] of honey. And that's it. If they removed that stop or at least it was less time because they make us waste time, I would give them 5 stars.

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December 16, 2022

Very good tour, very trustworthy operator and company with the app etc. customer services were helpful to when I wanted to confirm my pick-up location. I will use again when traveling and recommend this tour and others they provide. You get off a the vegas style strip and go straight to the boat tour which is amazing. I recommend going to the lower deck if it is packed with families as you will see more there. Prepare to get soaked though.

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November 2, 2022

Thanks to Caleb our driver-guide for our excursion to Niagara Falls. A very instructive day, thanks to the explanations given by Caleb during the trip. Everything was very well organized, we did the cruise and the helicopter tour and even had some free time to enjoy the spectacle of the falls. I recommend without hesitation.

September 22, 2022

Product ID: 191267