5. Niagara Falls, USA: Walking Tour with Attraction Upgrade
Explore Niagara Falls, NY on a guided walking tour to Goat Island, Luna Island, Terrapin Point and the Three Sisters Islands. Meet your guide under the archway leading to Goat Island, which is well known for having one of the most magnificent views of both the American and Canadian Falls.
Here you will see the famous Nikola Tesla statue and learn about his contributions to the area and to the world in terms of modern-day electricity. You will then make your way to your next visit, Luna Island, which is famous for rainbows that appear over the island on bright, moonlit nights.
As you head towards Terrapin Point, your expert guide will indulge you in interesting and fun facts about the area. Terrapin Point sits on top of the Terrapin Rocks which were named for their resemblance to a giant tortoise. From here, you’ll have an incredible view overlooking the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and the lower Niagara Gorge.
Your tour will then continue onward to the Three Sisters Islands. The islands are connected by bridges which allow pedestrians to walk across all three for grand views of the raging rapids of the Niagara River before its descent into the Horseshoe Falls. The Three Sisters Islands have served as an inspiration for many artists because of their natural beauty.
For those who are not continuing with the optional Cave of the Winds or Maid of the Mist visit, your guide will end the tour, give you directions to get back to your vehicle and make some recommendations for things to do in the area. You can then take the rest of the day to continue exploring Niagara Falls, New York at your own pace.
For those continuing with the Cave of the Winds option, this will be your next and final stop on the tour. At Cave of the Winds you’ll descend into the Niagara Gorge before embarking on a series of walkways leading to the famous “hurricane deck”. It has been said that even on a clear, calm day, a trip to the hurricane deck feels like you’re standing in the middle of a tropical storm.
For those who choose to continue with the optional Maid of the Mist boat ride, your guide will bring you to the Prospect Point Observation Tower for an up-close look at the Fall. You will then head down to the boarding site for the iconic Maid of the Mist boat ride.