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

1. 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

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Niagara Falls: Half-Day Small-Group Sightseeing Tour

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

See the best of Niagara Falls, New York on an immersive 4-5 hour tour. Experience the top attractions and sights of the waterfall on the US side from different areas, and enjoy pickup from a location of your choice in Niagara Falls, New York. First, ride the elevator at the Cave of the Winds and journey 175 feet into Niagara Gorge. Put on the provided bright yellow ponchos and special footwear and feel the spray on your face as you venture along the wooden walkway to the hurricane deck. Then, board the famous Maid of the Mist boat and take in the magnificent views from the water. Go to the Observation Tower to experience the only place in the park where you can see both the American and Horseshoe Falls at the same time Admire attractions such as the Whirlpool Falls, 3 Sister Islands, and Luna Island, and head to Goat Island to see the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls from different viewpoints. Then, get dropped off at your accommodation in downtown Niagara Falls, New York.

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2-Day Niagara Falls and Shopping Trip from New York City

3. 2-Day Niagara Falls and Shopping Trip from New York City

Escape the hectic atmosphere of New York for a night on this 2-day tour to Niagara Falls. You will travel to the U.S. side of the Falls, get the chance to ride under the Falls on the famous Maid of the Mist, and enjoy some time shopping for bargains at the outlet mall. Day 1: Your air-conditioned van or bus departs from the Big Apple and heads north, where it passes the beautiful Delaware Gap and then makes its way to Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Stretch your legs on a walk through Watkins Glen Canyon for views of the beautiful waterfalls. On the way to Niagara Falls, pass by the stunning Seneca Lake. Arrive in Niagara Falls in the late afternoon. Tour the American side of Niagara Falls, including the American Falls, Goat Island, and Sister Island. Once the sun sets, a night tour of Niagara Falls showcases the colorful lighting of the thundering waters. Day 2: After enjoying a continental breakfast at the hotel, head to the thundering water of Niagara Falls. See both the Niagara and the Horseshoe Falls up close and experience their true power from the Maid of the Mist, available from May to October. In April, when the Maid of the Mist is not operating, take a tour of the Power Vista Hydro-Electric Station, along with a visit to the Cave of the Winds. Around noon, it's time to head south and back to New York City. Stretch your legs in a more urban area, with a shopping excursion at one of the large outlet malls along the way. Then, relax as the van or bus delivers you back to the city in time for you to grab a late dinner.

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Niagara Falls, USA: Goat Island & Optional Maid of the Mist

4. Niagara Falls, USA: Goat Island & Optional Maid of the Mist

Begin your experience with a 1 or 1.5-hour guided walking tour of Goat Island. Take in views of the Horseshoe Falls and hear about their formation. Walk down to Luna Island for views of the American and Bridal falls as well. Upgrade your experience and see the falls up close on a Maid of the Mist boat tour, heading into the center of the thundering Horseshoe Falls. During the winter, or whenever the Maid of the Mist is not operating, visit the Niagara Adventure Theater instead. Choose a 1 or 1.5-hour tour. For the ultimate upgrade, add a 12-minute helicopter ride over the falls. Admire views of the Rainbow Bridge, American Falls, Bridal Vail Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Goat Island, Niagara River, Queen Victoria Park, Clifton Hill, and the American Observation Tower.

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Niagara Falls USA: Guided Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat

5. Niagara Falls USA: Guided Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat

See the Cave of the Winds, Observation Tower, and other Niagara attractions in a clean and comfortable vehicle, in the company of a local, professional guide. Begin your tour with pickup at your accommodation and head straight for the Maid of the Mist Boat. This famous boat tour of the falls has been running since the 1840s, and is the best way to see the spectacular falls. Next, head for the Cave Of The Winds, a natural cave behind Bridal Veil Falls, with vast high ceilings and walls, and originally dubbed Aeolus's Cave, after the Greek god of winds. Move on to the Niagara Falls Observation Tower and gaze out onto the dramatic gorge. Afterwards, pay a visit to the Three Sisters Islands. Bridal Veil Falls is your next stop, before moving onto Goat Island. You'll also visit the Niagara Falls State Park, Luna Island, and the observation tower at Prospect Point. Conclude your tour at the impressive Niagara Whirlpool, encountering the natural wonder of fast-moving water.

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5-Day Tour of America from New York City

6. 5-Day Tour of America from New York City

A full 5-day excursion to see Niagara Falls and the Thousand Islands. Continue to the historic city of brotherly love in Philadelphia and see the famous Liberty Bell and Independence Hall Square. You will also visit Washington DC, the US capital and visit the US Mint. Continue to Lancaster to learn about the Amish community. Day 1: Sunday New York – Finger Lakes – Niagara Falls In the morning, you'll depart from the Big Apple and head north. 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, arriving in the late afternoon. Tour the American Side of the Falls including the American Falls, Goat Island, and Luna Island. At night, tour Niagara Falls to appreciate the colorful lighting of the waters. Overnight: Niagara Falls – Wyndham Super 8. Day 2: Monday Niagara Falls – 1000 Islands Leaving the hotel, hear the thundering water of Niagara Falls. See the falls up close from the Horseshoe Falls. Afterwards, depart from Niagara Falls and travel through the northern part of New York State to explore the Finger Lakes region and Syracuse. Overnight at Alexandria Bay in the Thousand Islands area, on the American side. In April, dependent on weather, the tour may return to Niagara Falls overnight. Day 3: Tuesday 1000 Islands – New York Start the day with a cruise through the amazing Thousand Islands along the Saint Laurence River, see the houses of the rich and famous built atop private islands.  After lunch, head to New York. Enjoy a shopping excursion at one of the large outlet malls along the way and find some bargains in the brand name stores. Arrive at your hotel in New Jersey in the evening. Overnight New Jersey – La Quinta Inn and Suites, Fairfield. Day 4: Wednesday New Jersey – Philadelphia – Washington DC Depart New Jersey to the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia. Upon arriving, visit the historic area of Philadelphia, visit the famous Liberty Bell and both Constitution Square and Constitution Hall, some of the symbols of freedom in America. Then embark on a panoramic tour that includes Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Elfreth’s Alley (the oldest inhabited street in America), and more.  Departing Philadelphia, see the famous “Rocky Steps” and then continue north to Lancaster county home of the Amish people. Start your visit with a ride on an authentic Amish Buggy through the Amish farm country and learn how they live without the benefit of modern technology, no electricity, running water, telephone service, or appliances. After the ride, visit the Amish marketplace where you can shop for handmade arts and crafts. Overnight: Holiday Inn Express and Suites DC. Day 5: Thursday Washington DC – New York Start the day with a visit of Thomas Jefferson Memorial, by the Tidal Basin, surrounded with famous Japanese cherry blossom trees. Visit the Arlington National Cemetery, the changing of the guards and the Kennedy family gravesite.  Next stop is Capitol Hill. See the US Capitol and the White House to understand the core of the US government. Continue to the Air and Space Museum before visiting the Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Korea and Vietnam Memorials. In the late afternoon depart for an evening arrival in New York.

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Niagara Falls, USA: Made in America Tour & Maid of the Mist

7. Niagara Falls, USA: Made in America Tour & Maid of the Mist

Get up close to the scenic beauty of Niagara Falls, New York, on this half-day tour. Visit the American side's top attractions, including a ride aboard the world-famous Maid of the Mist. Your experienced and personable guide will share with you the region's rich history. Your tour begins with hotel pickup from Niagara Falls, New York, or Niagara Falls, Ontario aboard a climate-controlled bus. The first stop is Niagara Falls State Park. Descend 250 feet to the base of the American Falls to board the world-famous Maid of the Mist boat. Sail up to the Horseshoe Falls, to feel the refreshing spray and hear the roar of water rushing over its cliffs. Get up close and personal to the Falls at the Cave of the Winds. Descend 175 feet into the Niagara Gorge and then get kitted out in a poncho and specialized footwear. Hike a series of wooden walkways up to the famous "Hurricane Deck." Enjoy views of the Falls from various lookout spots, like Prospect Point and Terrapin Point. Walk around Whirlpool State Park for panoramic viewing of the Niagara Rapids and Whirlpool from atop the Niagara Gorge Trail.

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Niagara Falls, USA: Old Fort & Optional Maid of the Mist

8. Niagara Falls, USA: Old Fort & Optional Maid of the Mist

Meet at Hard Rock Café to start you tour of the USA side of Niagara Falls. Travel in a 6-passenger luxury van while your local guide drives you along the State Park, passing Rainbow Bridge, Robert Moses Hydro-Electric Power Plant, the Niagara Gorge and the Whirlpool Aero Car on your way to Old Fort Niagara. Your guide will explain about the formation of the 3 different falls which make up Niagara Falls and the energy that is produced from the power of the Falls to help light New York City. Soon you will arrive at Old Fort Niagara, which takes you back in time to when great empires struggled for control of North America. The fort consists of 18th century buildings where you can enjoy incredible views and take part in exciting living history programs. This tour includes admission to Old Fort Niagara which features: - a 16-minute orientation film.  - an actual original American Flag from the war of 1812. - Tours of original buildings where Native American, French, British and American soldiers lived and worked from the 18th to the 20th centuries.  - See artisans at work and learn about life on the Niagara Frontier during the 18th and early 19th centuries. - During the summer months you'll witness reenactors giving musket and artillery firing demonstrations, playing historical musical instruments, giving laundry or cooking demonstrations etc. (subject to availability) and you can even join a guided tour led by a guide dressed in historically accurate costume.  - During special events you can also meet additional reenactors who recreate other aspects of the way life was at the fort.  - In the winter months, you'll enjoy self-guided audio tours of the Fort and hourly musket demonstrations.  You will then meet back up with your driver/guide at the entrance to the Fort for your guided tour back to the Hard Rock Café. You have the option to upgrade to a meal at Hard Rock Café with Skip-the-Line access. You can also further upgrade to include either the iconic Maid of the Mist Boat Ride or a breathtaking helicopter ride over Niagara Falls.

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Niagara Falls USA: All Inclusive Group Tour

9. Niagara Falls USA: All Inclusive Group Tour

Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel in Niagara Falls and enjoy the scenic views as you go to board the Maid Of The Mist boat for an hour long cruise where you will cross briefly into Ontario. Head to the Cave Of The Winds for 45 minutes to stand below the falls before taking in the stunning views at the Niagara Falls Observation Tower for a quarter hour. Journey to the Three Sisters Island for a 15 minute stop. Continue to Bridal Veil Falls to see the smallest of the three waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls. Stop at Goat Island between the Bridal Veil Falls and the Horseshoe Falls for 15 minutes. Go to Niagara Falls State Park for half and hour before visiting Luna Island for a short stop. Finish at Prospect Point to get one last amazing view of the falls.

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What people are saying about Niagara Falls, USA

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 8 reviews

The tour was very well organized. The entire route shows spectacular natural landscapes. The hotel and the bus are very comfortable. The best thing about the tour was the guide: very knowledgeable and his quality as a person is excellent. I recommend this 2 day tour.

It was what I expected! Beautiful views, Stunning sights, and seeing different areas of the Falls. Loved that we went in winter to explore the falls. Snow showers, iced over plants beautiful east coast scenery

Our tour guide Nick was very knowledgeable qnd entertaining. We learned so much about the history of Niagra Falls. The views were absolutely breath taking.

Very comfortable bus, perfect location of hotel, professional guard All together make trip very interesting and enjoyable Thanks all, beautiful holiday

Beautiful sight seeing opportunity. My husband and I loved every second of it