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Niagara Falls, Canada: Zipline to The Falls

1. Niagara Falls, Canada: Zipline to The Falls

Discover stunning of views of Niagara Falls and get your adrenaline rushing with this zipline ticket. Zipline 67 meters above the Niagara River Gorge and 670 meters past the American Falls. Take a comfortable van back your starting point. Join Niagara's most exciting and unique Falls viewing experience. Benefit from express admission by completing your waiver online in advance of arrival. Head directly to the launch kiosk where staff will accompany you via elevator up to the zipline launch pad. Be kitted out with a helmet and a comfort safety harness. You'll receive all the safety instructions you'll need so that you can simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the views. Sense the incredible force of nature as you soar 67 meters above the famous Niagara River Gorge and glide smoothly 670 meters past the American Falls towards the awesome power, thundering roar and amazing mist of the mighty Canadian Horseshoe Falls, and arrive at the Falls Observation Landing Deck. Enjoy the very best viewing and photo opportunity of the world-famous Niagara Falls in all its glory. Finally, return to the top in comfort aboard air-conditioned passenger vans.

Niagara USA: Jet Adventure Whirlpool and Rapids Boat Tour

2. Niagara USA: Jet Adventure Whirlpool and Rapids Boat Tour

Climb aboard a high-speed adventure and experience the power of the Niagara River without getting wet. Travel upriver into the Niagara Gorge and stay dry with indoor climate-controlled seating as the water crashes in around you. Speed through rapids and see the swirling Niagara Whirlpool. Take in the shoreline and check out sites like Brock's Monument and Fort Niagara. Reach the Class 5 Devil’s Hole Rapids, where the thrill ride kicks into high gear. Hold on tight amid the heart-pounding Class 5 rapids of the swirling Niagara Gorge and be prepared for the captain’s thrilling 360-degree spins. Enjoy knowing that photos and video are being taken to purchase after your tour so you can share your experience with family and friends. With entertaining tour guides and comprehensive narration, take a memorable adventure ride filled with thrills, scenery, facts, and fun.

From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

3. From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

Depart New York City and journey to Niagara Falls in New York State to experience the natural wonder from multiple perspectives. Ride the famous Maid of the Mist boat and get up close to attractions such as Horseshoe Falls and American Falls. Leave NYC late at night to arrive in the early morning to morning-mist rainbows and the falls’ magnificent roars. Alternatively, depart New York City in the morning for a chance to see the falls change from day to night, and to witness a light show and fireworks. Hear the roar of the waterfalls and see magical rainbows that'll take your breath away in the early morning before the crowds arrive. Climb aboard the famous Maid of the Mist boat to get up close to the immense Horseshoe Falls. Visit attractions such as the uninhabited Goat Island and Luna Island on the Niagara River. Get stunning views of the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls and gaze in awe at the rapids of the Niagara River as it tumbles towards the amazing cascades.

Niagara Falls, USA: American Tour & Maid of The Mist

4. Niagara Falls, USA: American Tour & Maid of The Mist

Experience the adventure, beauty, and natural wonder that is Niagara Falls, USA. Your half-day tour includes the American Observation Tower, the world-famous 'Maid of The Mist' boat ride, the 'Cave of the Winds' adventure, and a visit to the historic Niagara Falls State Park. Admire the stunning Falls from atop the American Observation Tower. Get up close to the mighty Falls on the Maid of The Mist boat ride and Cave of the Winds adventure. Hear the thundering roar and feel the mist on your face on the cruise. Tour Niagara State Park, the oldest in the USA and home to the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls, and a portion of the Horseshoe Falls. Marvel at breathtaking vistas and delve into the rich history of the daredevils who tried to conquer the falls

Niagara: Half-Day Winery Tour with Tastings

5. Niagara: Half-Day Winery Tour with Tastings

Embark on a guided tour of Niagara's renowned wine region with an inclusive experience designed for everyone, whether you're a connoisseur or simply want to share a drink with friends. The Wine Country tour centers around the Niagara-on-the-lake region, nestled on Lake Ontario, near the mouth of Niagara Falls. Travel along the historical Niagara Parkway to the charming town of Niagara on the Lake. Sample wines at Pillitteri Estates, Inniskillin, and Konzelmann Estates. Then, enjoy free time for lunch and shopping in the quaint town voted the prettiest town in Canada. Finally, enjoy the convenience of a return transfer to your pickup location.

From NYC: Overnight Niagara Falls Day Trip

6. From NYC: Overnight Niagara Falls Day Trip

Enjoy this day trip from New York City to Niagara Falls, NY. Avoid border-crossing traffic and a visa check as this tour visits only the waterfalls on the American side. Head north towards Niagara Falls in the late evening, making one stop along the way. Upon arrival in the morning, have breakfast and relax for 1.5 hours.  At 8:30 AM, travel to the American side of the falls. Board the famous Maid Of The Mist, bringing you to the Horseshoe Falls, the most iconic part of Niagara Falls. Continue through other sights on Goat Island, including Bridal Veil Falls.  Enjoy a buffet in the afternoon before your return trip back to Manhattan, which will arrive at about 9:30 PM.

From New York City: Niagara Falls Full-Day Bus Tour

7. From New York City: Niagara Falls Full-Day Bus Tour

Take a day trip by comfortable bus to famous Niagara Falls. Enjoy a smooth round-trip journey, different vantage points to view the Falls, free time in Niagara, and, when in season, a ride on the Maid of the Mist boat. Begin your day with a morning departure from Times Square in Manhattan. Travel by comfortable motorcoach in the company of your guide. Enjoy the scenic landscape of upstate New York on your journey north. Take advantage of the wi-fi on board. The travel time is approximately 7-8 hours, each way, with one rest stop. Experience the adventure, beauty, and natural wonder of Niagara Falls aboard the historic Maid of the Mist boat, or, when the Maid of the Mist is not running, from other observation points such as Gorge Walk. Learn about the interesting history of these mighty waters and enjoy spectacular views of the falls from different vantage points. You will have the opportunity for lunch on your own, souvenir shopping, and exploring the beautiful Niagara Falls State Park. After an unforgettable experience and wonderful memories, relax onboard your comfortable motorcoach for the return to Times Square in Manhattan, arriving back between 11 PM-midnight.

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

8. 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: Canadian and American Deluxe Day Tour

9. 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: US & Canada Full-Day Tour & Lunch

10. Niagara Falls: US & Canada Full-Day Tour & Lunch

Begin your cross-border Niagara Falls with pick up directly from your hotel. The first half of your tour will take place in the USA. Then, start the day with a visit to one of the most iconic attractions in Niagara Falls - a boat ride on the Maid of the Mist. While on board, be treated to an amazing view, hear the thunderous roars of the rushing waterfalls and feel the mist on your skin - but don’t worry, you will be provided with a rain poncho for this boat ride. Also, have an opportunity to check out the view from the Prospect Point Observation Tower which extends out past the gorge and has an amazing panoramic viewpoint for all 3 Niagara Falls. After the boat ride, head over to Cave of the Winds where you will descend 175 feet into the Niagara Gorge before heading out onto a series of walkways leading to the “hurricane deck”. If you venture all the way to the hurricane deck, you can expect to get wet and really feel the wind coming off the Bridal Veil Falls - since you’ll be only a few feet away! Next, your guide will take you to Goat Island and Luna Island for some amazing views of the Falls and some fun facts about the area before heading to Canada for the 2nd half of your tour. Your first stop on the Canadian side of the Falls will be a break for lunch at Skylon Tower where you will head up a glass elevator to the restaurant which provides an incredible birds-eye view of the Falls to gaze upon while you eat. After lunch, you can take the elevator up to the observation deck area to get a 360-degree view of Niagara Falls and the surrounding area. Once you get back on the ground, your guide will take you on a narrated driving tour of the area passing multiple points of interest including the Dufferin Islands, the International Control Dam, and Old Scow before heading to your next stop at Journey Behind the Falls. At Journey Behind the Falls, descend 125 feet (approximately 40m) to explore cave-like tunnels. This experience is a treat for the senses as you’ll be able to not only hear the falls but feel them as well. The tunnels lead to 2 observation decks, giving you the perfect photo opportunity. For the final portion of your tour, your guide will take you to view the Niagara Whirlpool for another incredible photo opportunity. At the end of your Niagara Falls tour, your guide will drop you off back at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Niagara Falls, USA

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,090 reviews

Our tour guide, Roland, was funny and full of local facts. He made the day fun. We enjoyed the Maid of the Mist cruise, Cave of the Winds, a drive over to the Candian side for a drive along the gorge to view the power plants and of course the US Falls and the Candian Falls. Our only surprise was the cost of the fast food meal we had, $68 for a burger/FF and chicken tenders/FF plus a salad and drinks. Since it was Victoria Day weekend, waits were longer and crowds were large. The tour picked us up at 10 am and we got dropped back at our B&B at 7:30 pm. Longer day than a 6 hour tour.

It was an amazing tour at the American side of Niagara Falls! Would definitely recommend it. Bear in mind that you’ll be sleeping in the bus for hours, but it was worth it! Our tour guides were amazing, telling us stories and pointing out things we might not know if we just went as a tourist to walk around. I went alone and met new friends too, solo travellers should really consider this option:))

Flawless it was great. It’s my 3rd time booking a tour with GetYourGuide and I am always so happy with their organization… thank you. Our Tour Guide SAM was awesome… kept us laughing the entire 6hs tour.

Amazing views, friendly atmosphere, great tour guide, all around tremendous to see! Thank you

A great tour packaged with comfort and convenience.