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From New York City: Niagara Falls & 1000 Islands 3-Day Tour

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Activity provider: Empire Vacations Inc

From New York City: Niagara Falls & 1000 Islands 3-Day Tour

Activity provider: Empire Vacations Inc

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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Experience

Highlights
  • Walk through Watkins Glen Canyon to visit the beautiful waterfalls
  • Tour both the American and Canadian sides of the Falls, plus 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: 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 U.S. 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 while on board the Maid of the Mist. Overnight: Ramada by Wyndham.

Day 2: Niagra Falls - Toronto - 1000 Islands

Start the day with the Horseshoe Falls’ view followed by a visit to the picturesque village of Niagara on the Lake. We continue to Toronto, the financial capital of Canada. Visit the HTO Park, Brookfield Place, city hall, and The Distillery Historic District.  Towards the evening, take off from Toronto along the world-famous Lake Ontario for an evening arrival to the 1000 Islands area (in April, based on weather conditions, you may return to Niagara Falls to stay overnight).

Overnight: Gananoque at Comfort Inn (April: Ramada by Wyndham).

Day 3: 1000 Islands - New York 

Start the day with a cruise through the amazing 1000 Islands along the St. Laurence River. See the houses of the rich and famous built atop private islands. After lunch, head to New York State. On the way, enjoy a shopping excursion at one of the large outlet malls where you can shop for bargains in name-brand stores before your return to New York City in the evening.

Includes
  • 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
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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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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Know before you go

  • 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
  • The Maid of the mist will be operated from the American side
  • Full COVID vaccination is required to enter Canada for non-citizens
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 83 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    3.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Despite the many kilometers to cover, the trip is well organized, with frequent breaks along the way. The guides Bryan and Alberto were very helpful and attentive to the needs of all participants. The bus driver is very good. The hotels weren't top notch and the breakfast in the first hotel (in Niagara Falls) was unpresentable. Overall an experience to recommend

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July 14, 2022

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

Product ID: 9111