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Niagara Falls, Canada: Boat Tour & Journey Behind the Falls

Niagara Falls, Canada: Boat Tour & Journey Behind the Falls

Enjoy a guided tour of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Experience the mighty waterfalls with stunning views of both the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls. See the power of Niagara Falls up close, onboard the Niagara City Tours boat ride "Voyage to the Falls". Hear about the origins of the falls and see the American and Canadian power plants that run on the Niagara River's waters. Stop to admire the beautiful Floral Clock, made up of more than 16,000 carpet bedding plants. Learn about the Niagara Glen and the Whirlpool Golf Course, and enjoy fully narrated stops at the Whirlpool Rapids Observation Deck and the Brink of the Falls. Then, ascend the Skylon Tower for panoramic aerial views and descend behind the falls as feel the Horseshoe Falls cascading above you at the Journey Behind the Falls. Cruise past the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls aboard a Hornblower Niagara cruise boat. From December to April, when the boat tour is non-operational, visit the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory and Niagara's Fury attraction instead. Step inside a 4D motion theater and discover the ancient story of Niagara Falls in a multi-sensory simulation of the last Ice Age

Niagara Falls, Canada: Evening Fireworks Cruise

Niagara Falls, Canada: Evening Fireworks Cruise

Experience the magic of Niagara Falls at night and up-close on an evening fireworks cruise departing from Niagara Falls, Canada. Marvel at the sight of exploding fireworks over Niagara Falls, illuminated in a cascade of colors after dark by the spectacular 'Illumination of the Falls'. Board your cruise and set sail towards the illuminated Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls aboard a deluxe catamaran. Enjoy the mist from the 360° viewing platform or stay dry in sheltered indoor observation areas. Weather permitting, watch the starry skies light up with a stunning fireworks display. Falls Fireworks Cruise itinerary (May to October): 8:30 PM - 9:15 PM - arrive at the Main Ticket Plaza and take the elevator to the riverside patio and boarding area 9:15 PM - gates to the elevators close; be sure to arrive well before this time. Late arrivals will not be permitted and refund requests will not be accepted 9:30 PM -  cruise sails 10:00 PM - falls Fireworks display, weather permitting 10:10 PM - cruise disembarks 10:15 PM - you can use the elevators to ascend after this time Falls Fireworks Cruise itinerary (November): 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM - arrive at the Main Ticket Plaza and take the elevator to the riverside patio and boarding area 7:15 PM - gates to the elevators close; be sure to arrive well before this time. Late arrivals will not be permitted and refund requests will not be accepted 7:30 PM -  cruise sails 8:00 PM - falls Fireworks display, weather permitting 8:10 PM - cruise disembarks 8:15 PM - you can use the elevators to ascend after this time

Toronto: Guided Niagara Falls Day Trip with Optional Cruise

Toronto: Guided Niagara Falls Day Trip with Optional Cruise

Experience a guided tour of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and discover the mighty waterfalls with stunning views. Enjoy historical and behind-the-scenes commentary from your local and licensed tour guide. Your day will start with complimentary pickup from central hotels and locations across Downtown Toronto and Mississauga and arrive in Niagara Falls around 10:00 AM to enjoy 4 hours in summer or 3 hours in winter of free time to explore the falls. Add attractions to your tour package to experience the best of Niagara Falls. Take this tour in the summer and take the Hornblower Boat Cruise, the world-famous boat ride, formally called the Maid of the Mist. Get up close to the Niagara Gorge, American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and feel the mist of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. You can even enjoy this tour in the winter when the boat is not running. Add other famous experiences to your tour experience including the Skylon Tower, Journey Behind the Falls, or Niagara's Fury.  Explore Clifton Hill for solo and family fun with activities like the Niagara SkyWheel, Ripley's Believe it or Not, and an arcade. Pack a lunch to have a picnic by the waterfalls or order at a local restaurant. Next, go on a scenic and narrated drive across the Niagara Parkway. Stop and take photos at iconic attractions along the way like the Niagara Whirlpool Rapids, the floral clock and the Niagara Power Station. Next, enjoy a maple syrup tour and tasting and try Canadian-inspired treats like homemade fudge, poutine, maple beer, or Niagara’s famous ice wine. Return to your original location in Toronto around 5 PM and enjoy a full evening in the city with time for dinner and time to plan an evening event for yourself.

Niagara Falls, Canada: First Boat Cruise & Behind Falls Tour

Niagara Falls, Canada: First Boat Cruise & Behind Falls Tour

See Niagara Falls up close on a stunning boat cruise followed by a guided walking tour and visit to Journey Behind the Falls. This ultimate Niagara Falls tour with special access to the first elevator of the day. This journey brings you 19 stories down into the gorge, complete with panoramic views, meaning you’ll be the first ones down to the docks and personally escorted onto the Niagara City Cruises boat. Once on the boat, you get to pick the best possible viewing spot before the crowds arrive. A complimentary poncho is included and trust us you’ll need it! The 20 minute cruise around the falls can drench anyone adventuring near enough. Following the Niagara City Cruise, your guide will immerse you in the history and stories of the Falls as you take a walking tour around the boardwalk. View the site of the former Honeymoon Bridge while you learn the story of how it collapsed and hear about the famous restaurant viewpoint, Queen Victoria Place, where Princess Diana dined. The perpetual motion of Bridal Veil Falls and American Falls can be seen in action, while your guide brings to life the brave daredevils who challenged the power of the falls by going over the edge. A standout moment and picture opportunity are the Horseshoe Falls, so don’t forget your camera. Table Rock Visitor Center is next where you’ll get to enter the Journey Behind the Falls experience. With a pre-booked time slot, climb right down the stairs into the rocky caves behind Niagara Falls where crashing water reverberates through the tunnels. The path leads to a ledge on the side of the falls where you can feel the true power of 3,160 tons of water a second as it comes cascading down close by. For those who crave a complete Niagara Falls experience, this tour mixes exclusive access, excitement, and history, with exceptional storytelling from an expert guide.

From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Trip with Cruise Option

From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Trip with Cruise Option

Let the Niagara Falls take your breath away on this day trip from Toronto. Have plenty of free-time to take photos and enjoy the city's stunning attractions. Capture pictures of the Whirlpool Rapids and treat yourself as you sample maple syrup and fudge.  Begin your day with a convenient and hassle-free pickup from Downtown Toronto. Relax on a comfortable bus with facinating narration about the history of the falls on your trip to Niagara.  Get more by selecting a tour option that includes a Niagara city cruise or get the full package with by selecting an option that includes the Journey Behind the Falls attraction which is a 125-foot deep and 600-foot long tunnel that reaches behind the falls. Don't Forget to include Lunch with Views of Niagara Falls Spend 3-hours of free time exploring Niagara Falls at your own pace. Next, taste some locally-made maple syrup, ride along Niagara Parkway, and see the Sir Adam Beck Hydro Generation station.  Get the opportunity for some memorable photo opportunities on Niagara Parkway. End your tour with a visit to Queenston Heights to see the historical Battle Grounds and take in views of the Niagara River.

Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Optional Cruise & Lunch

Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Optional Cruise & Lunch

Embark on an unforgettable journey to the iconic Niagara Falls with our hassle-free premium bus tours from downtown Toronto. Relax in the lap of luxury aboard our premium climate-controlled bus as our experienced guide regales you with fascinating commentary along the route to Niagara Falls. Depending on your chosen package, your Niagara Falls adventure awaits. You'll have free time to explore, indulge in a wine tasting activity at a local winery, enjoy a delectable three-course lunch overlooking the falls, and/or partake in a thrilling attraction. During the summer months, don't miss the chance to sail into the mist with our seasonal boat ride, 'Voyage to the Falls'. For winter or when the boat isn't operational, we offer two captivating alternatives: experience the awe-inspiring 'Journey Behind the Falls', offering a unique perspective of the natural wonder, or immerse yourself in Niagara's rich history at the Imax Theater. Your unforgettable journey culminates with a seamless return to Toronto, leaving you with cherished memories of your Niagara Falls escapade. Book your tour now and elevate your travel experience with us.

Niagara Falls: Boat Ride and Journey Behind the Falls Tour

Niagara Falls: Boat Ride and Journey Behind the Falls Tour

Your Niagara Falls tour kicks off at Bird Kingdom, where you'll meet your guide and small group to begin your adventure. Brace yourself for a 19-story descent into the gorge, accompanied by panoramic views and a personal escort onto the Niagara City Cruises boat. With your complimentary poncho, embrace the misty immersion during a thrilling 20-minute cruise near the falls. This is an adventure for the daring! But the excitement continues! After the exhilarating cruise, our expert guide will lead you on a captivating walking tour along the boardwalk, delving into the cultural and historical tapestry of Niagara Falls. You'll hear captivating stories of the former Honeymoon Bridge's collapse and the audacious daredevils who defied the falls' power. Witness the perpetual motion of Bridal Veil Falls and American Falls, and capture the breathtaking beauty of Horseshoe Falls. As you approach Table Rock Visitor Center, prepare for the pinnacle experience. With access to the Journey Behind the Falls, you'll descend into rocky caves behind the falls themselves. Immerse yourself in the resonating crash of water through the tunnels and catch a unique glimpse of the waterfall from an opening. Finally, you'll reach the ledge beside the falls, where you can feel the sheer force of cascading water up close. This tour offers the complete Niagara Falls experience, blending excitement, adventure, and expert storytelling.

Niagara Falls: Walking Tour, Journey Behind Falls, & Cruise

Niagara Falls: Walking Tour, Journey Behind Falls, & Cruise

Experience the best way to see Niagara Falls on foot with our Best of Niagara Falls Canada Walking Tour! You won’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Your fun-filled, Niagara Falls tour begins with your local friendly guide meeting you outside of the Skylon Tower. While you are there, you will ascend 520 ft. in a glass elevator to the observation deck where you will be treated to an incredible, birds-eye view of all three Niagara Falls (Bridal Veil Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and the American Falls), as well as the Niagara River and surrounding area. Once you get back on the ground, your next stop will have you descend 125 ft (approx. 40m) to explore cave-like tunnels behind the Falls at Journey Behind the Falls. This experience is a treat for the senses as you’ll be able to not only hear the falls but feel them as well. The tunnels lead to two observation decks, giving you the perfect photo opportunity. After your visit to Journey Behind the Falls, we will take you to board the Voyage To The Falls Boat Tour. On your cruise, you will sail around the Niagara gorge and get as close as possible to the Falls. You can expect to feel the refreshing mist on your skin during this boat ride but don’t worry, you will be provided with a recyclable rain poncho. Once you have finished your amazing boat ride, your tour will come to a close and you and your guide will part ways. From December to April, when the boat tour is non-operational, visit the Niagara SkyWheel and Niagara's Fury attraction instead. Step inside a 4D motion theater and discover the ancient story of Niagara Falls in a multi-sensory simulation of the last Ice Age

Toronto: Falls Day Tour with Boat Cruise & Niagara-the-Lake

Toronto: Falls Day Tour with Boat Cruise & Niagara-the-Lake

Embark on a full-day guided trip to Niagara Falls from Toronto. Admire the majestic falls from various angles and enjoy time to explore at your own pace. Upgrade your experience with a boat tour of the Falls. Leave Toronto earlier and get back sooner on a fun and leisurely day trip to Niagara Falls. Relax in the comfort of an air-conditioned bus under the expert care of your engaging local guide. Your adventure begins when you meet your guide at the convenient downtown meeting point. Set off on the 90-minute scenic drive into the Niagara Region. Your driver will share their local knowledge along the way. Stopover and visit the historic town of Niagara on the Lake on your own. Take in the sights of the Niagara River and million-dollar homes along the scenic Niagara Parkway.  Pause for guided photo stops at the Floral Clock, Hydro Power Station, Whirlpool Rapids, and the Niagara Gorge before arriving at Niagara Falls. Upgrade to include the seasonal Voyage to the Falls boat tour and sail into the heart of the world-famous falls (you must choose the Guided Day Trip including Voyage to the Falls Boat Cruise option for the cruise to be included). Your guide will escort you to the cruise departure point so you can benefit from expedited access to the boat boarding area.  When the cruise is not operating, you'll instead ride to the top of Skylon Tower's observation deck for unbeatable panoramic views of the Falls.  Pending on the tour option selected, enjoy up to 3-hours of free time in Niagara Falls to explore the local attractions. Your tour concludes with a quiet and cool return to Toronto, in time for you to relax before your evening plans.

From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Boat Cruise

From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Boat Cruise

Marvel at the grandeur of Niagara Falls on a tour from Toronto. Travel along the scenic Niagara Parkway, stopping at the Floral Clock, Whirlpool Spanish Aero Car, the historical Niagara-on-the-Lake, and some scenic stops for pictures. Get up close to the Horseshoe Falls on a Niagara City Cruises "Voyage to the Falls." Along the way, you’ll hear about the area’s history and geography. After visiting several of the area's attractions, board a Niagara city cruise for a ride to the base of the Horseshoe Falls. Stop for lunch at a restaurant of your choice. If you selected the tour with the lunch option, enjoy lunch in the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel at the Fallsview Restaurant overlooking the falls. Take a scenic drive through Niagara Falls with views of Fort George, Brock’s Monument, Hydropower stations, Niagara River, Welland Canal, and picturesque vineyards along the Great Lakes - with a complimentary bottle of water provided — with a certified tour guide.

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4.5
(2,163 reviews)

Fantastic day at the falls. Our guide was so great. The took great care of us and was very informative. We enjoyed the day immensely Thank you Kim and Dean Witala Kelowna, BC Canada

We all had a great day with our tour guide and driver, Adam. He is such a handsome and sweet person and well knowledge. Thanks doe everything!

Our guide Haroon was super friendly and gave us lots of information! The falls were so beautyful! We had a great time 😊

Everything went well. The guide was really great and there was no waiting time at all. I can only recommend it

Incredible day. I feel so comfortable and safe with this tour. The guide was incredible interesting