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Journey Behind the Falls: Our most recommended tours and activities

Niagara Falls, Canada: Journey Behind the Falls Entry Ticket

1. Niagara Falls, Canada: Journey Behind the Falls Entry Ticket

View the world-famous Niagara Falls from a unique perspective with an entry ticket to 'Journey Behind the Falls'. Descend 125 feet and explore the 130-year-old tunnels that are dug through the bedrock. Feel the thunderous vibration of the Horseshoe Falls before you see them. Throughout your walk underground, informational posters are hung where you will learn fun facts and information about the history and evolution of the hallways you walk through. Ascend above ground to the observation deck at the foot of the falls and take in the breathtaking views of the cascading water. Stay dry as you get close to the mighty falls with a complimentary souvenir poncho. Look through the viewing portals cut straight through the rock, offering another unique viewpoint of the falls.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Small Group Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

2. Niagara Falls, Canada: Small Group Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Experience the mighty waterfalls with stunning views of both the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls. See the power of Niagara up close, onboard the Hornblower Niagara Cruises boat ride Voyage to the Falls. Hear about the origins of the falls and see the American and Canadian power plants that run on the Niagara River's waters. Stop to admire the beautiful Floral Clock, made up of more than 16,000 carpet bedding plants. Learn about the Niagara Glen and the Whirlpool Golf Course, and enjoy fully narrated stops at the Whirlpool Rapids Observation Deck and the Brink of the Falls. Then, ascend the Skylon Tower for panoramic aerial views and descend behind the falls as feel the Horseshoe Falls cascading above you at the Journey Behind the Falls. Cruise past the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls aboard a Hornblower Niagara cruise boat. From December to April, when the boat tour is non-operational, visit the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory and Niagara's Fury attraction instead. Step inside a 4D motion theater and discover the ancient story of Niagara Falls in a multi-sensory simulation of the last Ice Age

Niagara Falls, Canada: Walking Tour with Cruise & the Falls

3. Niagara Falls, Canada: Walking Tour with Cruise & the Falls

Dedicate a day to the mesmerizing Niagara Falls on a guided walking tour. Be on the first funicular of the day and descend into the gorge for the Voyage to the Falls boat tour. Walk around the boardwalk before taking part in the Journey Behind the Falls experience. Meet your friendly guide and group in front of the elevator in the morning and take in panoramic views as you make your way down to the Voyage to the Falls boat tour. Climb aboard and feel the power of Niagara Falls up close. Ascend back up and enjoy an informative walking tour around the boardwalk. View the site of the former Honeymoon Bridge, learn about famous celebrities and daredevils who visited this site, and take a great photo at Horseshoe Falls. Arrive at the Table Rock Welcome Center and get ready for the Journey Behind the Falls experience. Climb down the stairs into the rocky caves behind the waterfalls and follow a ledge to a viewing point beside the cascades.

Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Niagara-on-the-Lake

4. Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Niagara-on-the-Lake

Explore Niagara Falls on a guided day trip from Toronto, with pickup from downtown Toronto and on-board commentary from your guide. Enrich your tour with an optional Niagara Falls boat cruise. Start with a scenic drive through Niagra-on-the-lake along the Niagara Parkway and marvel at Queenston Heights and Brock's Monument. Enjoy a stopover and see the hydroelectric power station, Whirlpool Rapids and Floral Clock. Upon arrival at Niagara Falls, get 3 hours of free time during which you can choose to take the Hornblower Niagara Cruise "Voyage to the Falls." Feel the thunder of the Journey Behind the Falls or get panoramic views from Skylon Tower (during the winter months). Take a break where you can go and purchase a delicious lunch at one of the various dine-in restaurants or fast food joints near Niagara Falls. After your break, sit back and relax in air-conditioned comfort as you travel by bus back to Toronto.

Toronto: Niagara Falls Premium Day Trip with Optional Cruise

5. Toronto: Niagara Falls Premium Day Trip with Optional Cruise

Visit the world-famous Niagara Falls on a hassle-free tour by premium bus from Toronto. With three tour options to choose from, prepare for an experience that will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. Relax in the comfort of a premium climate-controlled bus as you begin your journey with your downtown Toronto pickup between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM. Enjoy lively commentary from your experienced guide on the scenic drive into the Niagara Region.  Pending the selected option, in Niagara Falls you can enjoy free time, savor a delicious a la carte lunch, and/or experience an attraction. In Summer, sail into the mist of the Falls with access to the seasonal boat ride 'Voyage to the Falls'. In winter or when the boat is not operating, there are two alternate attractions offered. Experience the 'Journey Behind the Falls', a year-round attraction that offers a unique view of the Falls, or re-live a lifetime of Niagara's sensational true stories at the Imax Theater. The most popular tour option includes the attraction upgrade and lunch. Taste the very best of Niagara with exclusive seating at Queen Victoria Place Restaurant and savor a locally sourced a la carte menu, paired with Ontario craft beers and Niagara VQA wines.  Your tour concludes with your return to Toronto around 8:00 PM.

Canada: Niagara Falls Helicopter Ride and Boat Trip

6. Canada: Niagara Falls Helicopter Ride and Boat Trip

Take a combination tour of Niagara Falls to see the mighty waterfall from several different perspectives from the Canadian side of the Falls, considered the best side to view both the American and Horseshoe Falls. Fly directly above the falls and the whirlpool rapids to get a bird’s-eye view during a 12-minute helicopter flight. Admire the dramatic sight of this natural beauty from the air. Then, see the power of Niagara Falls up close onboard the Hornblower Niagara Cruise boat ride "Voyage to the Falls" (May - October only). When the boat cruise is not operating, experience the fun interactive Niagara Fury and the Butterfly Conservatory. Admire 360-degree views from the observation deck of the Skylon Tower, also enjoy a spectacular lunch at the Skylon Tower's Summit Suite Buffet. Experience breathtaking views from the top of the tower while choosing from a variety of mouthwatering dishes. Your last stop is "Journey Behind the Falls", where you'll go below as well as behind the iconic Horseshoe Falls. The tour concludes with your safe return to your pickup location.

Toronto: Niagara Falls Tour with Pickup & Optional Boat Ride

7. Toronto: Niagara Falls Tour with Pickup & Optional Boat Ride

Experience a guided tour of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and discover the mighty waterfalls with stunning views. Enjoy commentary from your local and licensed tour guide. Receive expert guidance on the history of Niagara Falls, how to spend your free time here, and any other questions you might have. Enjoy a 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. Join 1-2 optional activities like the Niagara City Cruises boat ride (summer), Bird Kingdom, Journey Behind the Falls, Skylon Tower, or Niagara Helicopters. Visit the flashy Clifton Hill village for solo and family fun with activities like the Niagara SkyWheel, Ripley's Believe it or Not, an arcade, and more. 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, Queenston Heights Park, a local country market, and/or other seasonal destinations. Return to your original location in Toronto in the afternoon and enjoy a full evening in the city with time for dinner and an evening event.

From Toronto: Early Bird Niagara Falls Small Group Day Trip

8. From Toronto: Early Bird Niagara Falls Small Group Day Trip

Visit Niagara Falls on an immersive guided tour. Embark on an exhilarating journey that takes you through tunnels behind the Falls and take a cruise on the famous Hornblower. Start your tour bright and early with pick-up from downtown Toronto and make the 1.5–hour drive to Niagara Falls. Upon arrival, take a trip to the observation deck of Skylon Tower, 520 feet or 160 meters above the ground, to experience some of the most awe-inspiring views of Niagara River, American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Horseshoe Falls.  Next, head to Journey Behind the Falls for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Falls. Explore a series of cave-like tunnels that allow you to see behind Niagara Falls. The final stop on your tour is a trip aboard the Hornblower Cruise "Voyage to the Falls" (May to October). Set foot on the Hornblower Cruise boat and head out onto the waters of the gorge. Get so close to the Falls that it feels like you could put your hand out and touch them. In addition to the amazing stops on the tour, take the opportunity to see and experience the shops, street vendors, restaurants, and other attractions in Niagara Falls for 1 hour before you head home. Head back to Toronto from Niagara Falls to Toronto, and take time to relax on the 1.5–hour drive. Depending on traffic, arrive back to the city by approximately 4:00 PM.

Toronto: Luxury Small-Group Niagara Falls Day Trip

9. Toronto: Luxury Small-Group Niagara Falls Day Trip

Your day begins with a complimentary pick-up at your downtown Toronto hotel and a ride in a luxury vehicle to Niagara Falls. This tour has an average of just 8 guests and a maximum of 15 guests, which means more flexibility, more personalized attention, and more photo stops. When you arrive in Niagara Falls, you’ll proceed directly to the boarding area for the iconic Hornblower Niagara boat tour "Voyage to the Falls". See the mighty Falls up close on this once-in-a-lifetime experience. After the boat tour, there will be some leisure time for lunch and a photo stop at Table Rock. In the late afternoon, you’ll travel along the scenic Niagara Parkway, making several stops to take in the views and to take photos at the Whirlpool Rapids, Hydro Station and Floral Clock before reaching Niagara-on-the-Lake. Enjoy some leisure time in Niagara-on-the-Lake before returning to Toronto.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

10. Niagara Falls, Canada: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

This tour begins in Niagara Falls, Canada. Be amazed at the power of the world-renowned Niagara Falls. Your guide will escort you to a scenic vantage for an unparalleled look at the three thundering waterfalls. Sit back and relax as you journey along the scenic and winding Niagara Parkway. Learn about the War of 1812 and the importance to the development of the region. Stop along the way for photos of the Niagara Gorge, River, and other key sites. Arrive in Niagara-on-the-Lake, a quaint, picturesque and historic town. Enjoy free time to explore the heritage town then visit a nearby winery for a tasting of local wines and ice wine. Return to the Falls, where pending the selected option, you can enjoy free time or visit an attraction. In Summer, upgrade to sail into the mist of the Falls aboard the seasonal 'Voyage to the Falls' boat tour. In winter, or when the boat is not operating, enjoy 'Journey Behind the Falls'. Upgrade to include a buffet-style lunch with panoramic views at the Fallsview Buffet at Sheraton On The Falls.

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What people are saying about Journey Behind the Falls

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3,071 reviews

We wanted a convenient and smart way to get to Niagara Falls as part of our short visit to Toronto, and this delivered! We were given maximum flexibility as our tour guide optimized the amount of time we had at Niagara Falls and Niagara on the lake, while showing us the other sights quickly. I liked that the tour guide was informative but not too chatty (and was also conversant in German, too!). Highly recommend for a smaller group tour.

The tour guide was down to earth and easy to talk to. Transport vehicle was clean and new. We barely waited anytime in lines to go on the helicopter, boat tour, journey behind the falls or the skylon tower lunch. I highly recommend booking your Niagara Falls adventure with these guys, you get to do all the major activities within 5 hours and don’t have to pay for parking at each place you go. It was awesome, really great experience!

It was amazing! We had Zachary, great tour operator. Helped us immensely! We had 4 of our relatives from France with us. Very thoughtful and took his time explaining the itinerary with us. Loved the boat ride and behind the falls!

Friendly, humorous, well informed and timely. Great to be able to skip the lines for tix.

It was exciting walking in the tunnels and being right up close to horseshoe falls