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

1. 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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5-Day Tour of America from New York City

2. 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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From New York City: Niagara Falls & 1000 Islands 3-Day Tour

3. From New York City: Niagara Falls & 1000 Islands 3-Day Tour

Experience the fury of Niagara Falls with a ride on the Maid of the Mist and cruise through the Thousand Islands on this three-day tour from New York City. Day 1: Sunday or Friday New York - Finger Lakes - Niagra Falls An early morning departure takes you north from the Big Apple as you 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, where you will arrive 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 where you can marvel at the colorful lighting of the waters. Overnight: Niagara Falls – Wyndham Super 8 Day 2: Monday or Saturday Niagra Falls - 1000 Islands Leaving the hotel, hear the thundering water of Niagara Falls. See the falls up close from the Horseshoe Falls. Depart from Niagara Falls along the northern part of New York State and visit the Finger Lakes region and Syracuse. Spend the night at Alexandria Bay in the 1000 islands area on the USA side. In April, dependent on weather, the tour may return to Niagara Falls overnight. Day 3: Tuesday or Sunday 1000 Islands - New York  Start the day with a cruise through the amazing Thousand Islands from the USA side, see the houses of the rich and famous built atop private islands. After lunch, head to New York State. On the way to New York, enjoy a shopping excursion at one of the large outlet malls along the way where you can shop for bargains in the name-brand stores before your return to New York City.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 473 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.

Una experiencia excelente, los guías son atentos y súper amigables, el grupo en español con Tehila fue genial, junto con Okai hacen un excelente grupo multi idiomas, y el hotel que escogen en Niagara Falls es muy bonito

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

Unbelievable experience! It was fantastic! Okay, the tour guide was very very kind and helpful! Totally recommend!

An exceptional trip. Personally I loved it, very safe, good transportation and the very professional tour guide