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Niagara Falls, USA: State Park Guided Tour in Winter

1. 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: Maid of Mist & Cave of Winds Combo Tour

2. 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: Boat Ride, Cave Tickets and Walking Tour

3. Niagara Falls: Boat Ride, Cave Tickets and Walking Tour

Experience some of Niagara's famous attractions on this tour. Explore the Cave of the Winds, see all three of Niagara's famous waterfalls, and take a trolley ride around the State Park on this tour perfect for those trying to avoid a lengthy walking tour. Enjoy the Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, and then explore the Niagara Falls State Park during a guided tour with a story guide, a local historian or a veteran who will share stories and history of the falls while on the tour. Enjoy a walking tour from Hennepin Rock to the Trolley Loop around Prospect Point and admission to the Maid of the Mist. Discover the thrill of walking below and under a world-famous waterfall as you enjoy the Cave of the Winds and a walking tour that features all three of Niagara's Mighty Waterfalls. See other highlights of Niagara including the Power Arch, Tesla Statue, Luna Island, Steadman's Bluff, Gorge Rim Walkway, Terrapin Point, and more. Take a trolley ride around the park and stop at 5 different locations within the park, perfect for those who want to see the park without walking the entire park on foot.

Niagara Falls, USA: Night Illumination Walking Tour

4. 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: Boat & Walking Tour with Helicopter Ride

5. Niagara Falls, USA: Boat & Walking Tour with Helicopter Ride

Experience all the wonders of the powerful Niagara Falls with this one-of-a-kind tour. Hear the thunderous roars of the falls on a scenic boat trip, visit the striking Goat Island, walk through the gorge at Cave of the Winds, and feel the thrill of flying on a panoramic helicopter ride. Begin your adventure by getting picked up from your hotel. Check out the view from the Prospect Point Observation Tower, before boarding your boat for the Maid of the Mist tour. Marvel at the site from a unique perspective as you navigate and hear the power of the thundering waterfalls. Stop for a visit at Goat Island, connected to Terrapin Point and Luna Island. See the Nikola Tesla monument overlooking the falls and get close to the Bridal Veil Falls. Head over to Cave of the Winds and descend 175 feet into the Niagara Gorge. Travel through a series of walkways leading to the “hurricane deck”, only a few feet away from the Bridal Veil Falls. Your proximity to the falls will make you feel like you’re surrounded by tropical storm-like conditions, even when it’s calm out. Up next, reach the moment you’ve been waiting for all day. Your guide will assist you in boarding a Rainbow Air helicopter for an unforgettable ride above Niagara Falls, the gorge, and the surrounding area. Finish the day on a high note with fascinating views before traveling back to your hotel.

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 Falls, USA: Fall and Winter Tour

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

10. 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.

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4.4 / 5

based on 1,337 reviews

Loved it! Loved our guide Dayna. Loved The Maiden of the mist, Cave of the winds, brink and bridal veil of the falls were great. The weather was rainy but everything was still worked out. Only thing I would suggest is to add some more healthy foods at place we stopped for lunch and Maybe not bring Canada guests over to America which seemed unnecessary. Just meet them at Maiden of the mist attraction or pick them up after getting other guests from American side.

Fog was heavy early but lifted as we boarded the Mist of the Maid. Sunny and calm winds as we headed off to the thundering cascade of unrelenting water everywhere. It made me feel humble in the face of nature unleashed. Up close to the falls, mist everywhere, water drenching the Pancho. I have never felt so alive as I did on that small boat in awe of those that rode a barrel over the falls. Unbelievable. An experience all need to do.

Tour guide Peter was exceptionally pleasant & extremely well informed & delivered the tour with humour & insightful details

Yes, Wonderful guide, knowledgeable. Loved the scenery, not impersonal at all. Very accommodating.

We had a lot of fun. We would definitely do it again