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Niagara, USA: Maid of the Mist and Adventure Walking Tour

1. Niagara, USA: Maid of the Mist and Adventure Walking Tour

Journey into the heart of the Horseshoe Falls, embark on a sightseeing boat tour of the Niagara Falls, and feel the mist of 700,000 gallons of water barrels over the falls. Then go up to the Observation Deck to see the Niagara Falls' all 3 waterfalls. Next, visit Prospect Point then walk over to Goat Island to view Luna Island and the amazing Horseshoe Falls. Learn some history of Niagara Falls from your knowledgeable guide who will accompany you on the boat and direct you to the best locations. The boat can get crowded so your guide will ensure you’re one of the first off the boat, saving you time from waiting in the elevator line. Next, do the adventure walk and learn about the history of Niagara Falls and the daredevils who tried to defy her. End the tour at the trolley and seek information to help you enjoy your visit to the Falls. The guides on-site are happy to answer all questions and help you navigate the Niagara Falls State Park.

NYC: 1-Hour Cruise Around Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

2. NYC: 1-Hour Cruise Around Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Take a 60-minute boat ride to within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty. Cruise right under the Brooklyn Bridge and see the most famous skyline in the world. Your live English guide will point out the sites as you journey along the river including the Empire State Building, the new Freedom Tower, the Manhattan Bridge, Governor's Island, and more. Make use of both the indoor and outdoor seating, along with large open windows for your viewing pleasure. Get within touching distance of "Lady Liberty" and then move on to Ellis Island to take photos of the famous entry point to New York City. Marvel at the skyline of Manhattan and its famous skyscrapers, including the new One World Trade Center. Glide down both the east and west sides of Lower Manhattan on this roundtrip cruise, and purchase drinks and food from the concession stand aboard the boat. 

Niagara Falls, USA: Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds Tour

3. Niagara Falls, USA: Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds Tour

Explore the Niagara Falls State Park on this guided walking tour. Make the most of your time with skip-the-lines access to the he Cave of the Winds and the Maid of the Mist boat. Get a pass for the hop-on and hop-off Niagara Scenic Trolley. Visit Horseshoe Falls and Luna Island. Meet your guide and begin your tour by breezing past the line and crowds to board the Maid Of The Mist boat. Cruise along and listen to stories about the boat. Cross in front of he American and Bridal Veil Falls on your way to and from Horseshoe Falls. Get up close to Horseshoe Falls, the largest of three waterfalls that make up the vista known collectively as Niagara Falls. Head to the Niagara Falls Observation Tower to snap photos of the views above Niagara Falls. Take your passes for the hop-on, hop-off Niagara Scenic Trolley service. Climb aboard and chart your own course without a guide through Goat Island. Learn about the history of the fall's erosion, heroic rescues, and daredevil attempts. Witness stunning views from the top of the American and Bridal Veil Falls. Take part in an exhilarating experience at the Hurricane Deck positioned at the base of Bridal Veil Falls. Finish your tour at the Cave of the Winds with a timed reservation made just for you. Explore this breathtaking attraction by taking a elevator ride up 150 feet into the Niagara Gorge. Robed in a waterproof poncho, experience Niagara Falls up close and personal.

Niagara Falls, USA: Jet Adventure Whirlpool Rapids Boat Ride

4. Niagara Falls, USA: Jet Adventure Whirlpool Rapids Boat Ride

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.

Niagara Falls, USA: Cave of the Winds Express Pass and Tour

5. Niagara Falls, USA: Cave of the Winds Express Pass and Tour

Skip the lines and enjoy an Express Pass to the Cave of the Winds during this guided tour around the picturesque Niagara Falls State Park, admission included. Stop for photos of Horseshoe Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and more. See the most amazing experience this New York State Park has to offer. At the Cave of the Winds, take a 150-foot elevator ride into the Niagara Gorge. Robed in a waterproof poncho, experience Niagara Falls up close and personal. Begin your tour at Goat Island by the Power Portal Archway alongside the highest-rated guides in Niagara Falls. From there, take a leisurely 1-hour narrated adventure around the Niagara Falls State Park.  Learn about the innovation, erosion, heroic rescues, and daredevil attempts that have taken place at Niagara Falls. Head to Horseshoe Falls and Terrapin Point for 15 minutes before stopping next at Luna Island, Bridal Veil, and the American Falls for another 15 minutes. Witness amazing views on top of the American and Bridal Veil Falls. Take part in an exhilarating experience at the Hurricane Deck positioned at the base of Bridal Veil Falls. Finish off the tour at the Cave of the Winds. Enjoy express access during your visit. 

Niagara, USA: Walking Tour with Maid of the Mist and Falls

6. Niagara, USA: Walking Tour with Maid of the Mist and Falls

Experience an immersive sightseeing tour that includes a guided tour, as well as admission to the Maid of the Mist boat tour. Expect to learn plenty of fun facts about this world-famous natural attraction from your guide. Go to the observation decks to view the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. Meet in front of the Hard Rock Cafe. Take a short stroll over to the Niagara Falls State Park map. Hear lesser-known facts about the American side of Niagara Falls as you take in the thundering majesty of the Horseshoe Falls (the biggest waterfall at Niagara), American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. Hop aboard the Maid of the Mist for a ride around the Horseshoe Falls, the largest of the waterfalls here. While the ride itself is a blast, expect to make it an even more special experience with your guide sharing plenty of interesting stories about the oldest attraction in the United States.

NYC: Circle Line Best of NYC Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

7. NYC: Circle Line Best of NYC Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

Enjoy a relaxing cruise of New York Harbor and Manhattan Island as you discover the secrets of the city. You will circle Manhattan, passing 3 rivers, 7 major bridges – including the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge – 5 boroughs, and more than 101 sights in New York’s legendary skyline. Get up close to the Statue of Liberty and see Manhattan just as the great explorers would have seen it at the end of their long ocean journeys. Tour the city by water and see the outer boroughs drift by. Fun and knowledgeable tour guides will bring the city that never sleeps to life, telling fascinating stories about the breathtaking sights as you sail. See it all as you marvel at the best that New York has to offer. Cruise highlights include close-up views of the Statue of Liberty, Randall’s Island, High Bridge, Columbia University, Harlem, Gracie Mansion, South Street Seaport, Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium, The Cloisters, Grant’s Tomb, and The Little Red Lighthouse.

NYC: Circle Line Landmarks Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

8. NYC: Circle Line Landmarks Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

Take in many of the iconic sites of midtown and lower Manhattan on a semi-circle boat cruise. Enjoy magnificent views of the world's most recognizable skyline and get a close-up look at Lady Liberty and Ellis Island from the water. See the sights with a local tour guide who brings to life the breathtaking sights and the fascinating history behind the Big Apple. Sail down the Hudson River, cruising around the Battery, and up the East River. Pass under the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges to the United Nations building before heading back to Pier 83, the starting point for your tour.

NYC: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island First Tour of the Day

9. NYC: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island First Tour of the Day

Be the first of the day to discover two of New York’s most iconic monuments with exclusive first ferry tour departure to Liberty Island, including a visit to the Statue of Liberty Museum and Ellis Island. Watch American history come to life with the only tour operator that runs ferries this early. Arrive at the grounds just under the watchful eye of Lady Liberty, where great views across NYC's skyline, Lower Manhattan, and the Big Apple await. Then, board the city's earliest ferry to Ellis Island (early morning tour only), ensuring you avoid the swelling afternoon crowds. Follow in the footsteps of some 12 million immigrants and learn about the process those hopeful individuals went through to settle in America. View and walk the Stairs of Separation, growing to understand the Island's two very unique names - "The Island of Hope" and "The Island of Tears". After your guide has explained to you the history, they will give you the option to continue your exploration of Ellis Island on your own with the audio guide (included) or return to The Battery on the ferry with them. If you wish, feel free to stay on Ellis Island a bit longer to explore your personal heritage and find all the unique and interesting sights in the special location.

Niagara Falls, USA: Night Illumination Tour

10. Niagara Falls, USA: Night Illumination 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.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 6,158 reviews

This was an amazing experience! Our driver Cherylanne was fantastic ! She was extremely knowledgeable about the Niagara and the Lake region and she was extremely friendly. We had such an amazing time!

Kevin had a wealth of information to share with the group. It was great to learn about the history of Hudson Park and other relevant areas of NYC. Kevin was an awesome guide!!!

It was a lovely night (albeit a bit chilly). Got to see the city from a different angle as well as Lady Liberty which was the biggest thrill for me....and I am Canadian!

Lots of great picture opportunities. The guide seemed very knowledgeable and was full of interesting information. We saw everything we could want to around Manhattan.

Our guide Eric was very knowledgeable and fun. We got to see so much more on our tour. I would 100% do it again.