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Niagara Falls, Canada: Skylon Tower Observation Deck Ticket

1. Niagara Falls, Canada: Skylon Tower Observation Deck Ticket

Book your flexible date ticket in advance to visit Skylon Tower around your travel plans and the weather. Your ticket is valid for entry within seven days of the booked date. Year-round, under the sun or stars, enjoy the best panoramic views of the Falls and surrounding city from 236 meters above the Niagara Gorge. Your visit begins with the 'Ride to the Top' in a glass-enclosed, exterior elevator. A smooth 52-second trip will have you to the top of the tower, ready to discover the sights from the indoor and outdoor observation deck. Admire aerial views of Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, Great Gorge, and the Niagara River. During the day, take in views of the Niagara wine region and the skyscrapers of Toronto and Buffalo, when the conditions are right. Visit at night to see the Falls illuminated in a cascade of colors and admire the seasonal Falls Fireworks display overhead.  The Revolving Dining Room and the Summit Suite Buffet offer sumptuous meal options (at your own expense). At the base of Skylon Tower is a family fun center with interactive games and rides for all ages. Browse the shopping concourse with a wide selection of specialty shops featuring distinctive Canadian souvenirs, giftware, clothing, jewelry, and native crafts.

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

2. 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. Choose between our two morning tours for an unforgettable experience. The 8 AM tours starts 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. You get to pick the best possible viewing spot before the crowds arrive. The 10 AM tour descends to the boat dock on the first funicular of the day and offers your first glimpse at the incredible Niagara Falls. Once at the boat dock, 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 prebooked 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.

Toronto: Guided Niagara Falls Day Trip with Optional Cruise

3. 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: Zipline to The Falls

4. Niagara Falls, Canada: Zipline to The Falls

Discover stunning of views of Niagara Falls and get your adrenaline rushing with this zipline ticket. Zipline 67 meters above the Niagara River Gorge and 670 meters past the American Falls. Take a comfortable van back your starting point. Join Niagara's most exciting and unique Falls viewing experience. Benefit from express admission by completing your waiver online in advance of arrival. Head directly to the launch kiosk where staff will accompany Be kitted out with a helmet and a comfort safety harness. You'll receive all the safety instructions you'll need so that you can simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the views. Sense the incredible force of nature as you soar 67 meters above the famous Niagara River Gorge and glide smoothly 670 meters past the American Falls towards the awesome power, thundering roar and amazing mist of the mighty Canadian Horseshoe Falls, and arrive at the Falls Observation Landing Deck. Enjoy the very best viewing and photo opportunity of the world-famous Niagara Falls in all its glory. Finally, return to the top in comfort aboard air-conditioned passenger vans.

Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Trip with Optional Cruise & Lunch

5. Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Trip with Optional Cruise & Lunch

Visit the world-famous Niagara Falls on a hassle-free tour by premium bus from Toronto. With three tour options to choose from, prepare for an experience that will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. Relax in the comfort of a premium climate-controlled bus as you begin your journey with a pickup from downtown Toronto. Enjoy lively commentary from your experienced guide on the scenic drive into the Niagara Region.  Pending the selected option, in Niagara Falls you can enjoy free time, savor a delicious a la carte lunch, and/or experience an attraction. In Summer, sail into the mist of the Falls with access to the seasonal boat ride 'Voyage to the Falls'. In winter or when the boat is not operating, there are two alternate attractions offered. Experience the 'Journey Behind the Falls', a year-round attraction that offers a unique view of the Falls, or re-live a lifetime of Niagara's sensational true stories at the Imax Theater. The most popular tour option includes the attraction upgrade and lunch. Taste the very best of Niagara with exclusive seating at Queen Victoria Place Restaurant and savor a locally sourced a la carte menu, paired with Ontario craft beers and Niagara VQA wines.  Your tour concludes with your return to Toronto.

From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

6. From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

Depart New York City and journey to Niagara Falls in New York State to experience the natural wonder from multiple perspectives. Ride the famous Maid of the Mist boat and get up close to attractions such as Horseshoe Falls and American Falls. Leave NYC late at night to arrive in the early morning to morning-mist rainbows and the falls’ magnificent roars. Alternatively, depart New York City in the morning for a chance to see the falls change from day to night, and to witness a light show and fireworks. Hear the roar of the waterfalls and see magical rainbows that'll take your breath away in the early morning before the crowds arrive. Climb aboard the famous Maid of the Mist boat to get up close to the immense Horseshoe Falls. Visit attractions such as the uninhabited Goat Island and Luna Island on the Niagara River. Get stunning views of the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls and gaze in awe at the rapids of the Niagara River as it tumbles towards the amazing cascades.

Niagara Falls, USA: Maid of Mist & Cave of Winds Combo Tour

7. Niagara Falls, USA: Maid of Mist & Cave of Winds Combo Tour

Check Niagara Falls off your bucket list with this ultimate adventure experience. This complete package includes our guided history & sightseeing tour, guided admission to the famous Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, and reserved access to the Cave of the Winds Gorge Experience. Enjoy the sights and sound of Niagara Falls State Park as your Adventure Guide teaches you about the stories and legends that shaped Niagara. Enjoy views of the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls along scenic trails and Observation Towers. Experience the thrill of Niagara as you grab your complimentary rain poncho and board the Maid of the Mist boat, which takes you into the heart of the Horseshoe Falls. After your guided tour, grab your time reserved Cave of the Winds tickets and day passes for the hop-on-hop-off Niagara Scenic Trolley, and keep the adventure going as you explore the sights of Goat Island at your own pace. This family-friendly walking adventure is suitable for all ages.

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

8. 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

Niagara Falls, ON: Helicopter Ride with Boat & Skylon Lunch

9. Niagara Falls, ON: Helicopter Ride with Boat & Skylon Lunch

Take a guided tour of Niagara Falls to see the mighty waterfall from several different perspectives, including from the sky with a 12-minute helicopter ride. Experience the Canadian side of the falls, considered the best side to view both the American and Horseshoe Falls.  Fly directly above the falls and the whirlpool rapids to get a bird’s-eye view during a 12-minute helicopter flight. Admire the dramatic sight of this natural beauty from the air. Then see the power of Niagara Falls up close aboard the Voyage To The Falls Boat Tour, for visitors between April to November. When the boat cruise is not operating, experience the Niagara Fury and the Butterfly Conservatory. Take in 360-degree views from the observation deck of the Skylon Tower and enjoy a spectacular lunch in the revolving dining room. End with a journey behind the iconic Horseshoe Falls. The tour concludes with your safe return to your pickup location.

From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Boat Cruise

10. 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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What people are saying about Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls

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based on 5,459 reviews

Let’s start with the guide and driver John. He was awesome, he entertained us all the way telling us stories about Toronto and Niagara. He helped getting the tickets to skip the line and he was always kind. The tour included multiples stops and plenty of time to go around. I went on Feb, so it was a bit off season, but it was great since there aren’t many people and you can enjoy it all.

Great tour! The tour guide was really helpful and organised, the falls LOOKING INCREDIBLE! Everything went so smooth and perfect, we came back on time! Highly recommended

Everything was good! The only suggestion is to mention in the itinerary that during the ride to Niagara Falls there is a 15-min stop, just as FYI.

The guide was very knowledgeable and took us to amazing locations, making our visit to the American side of Niagara Falls truly unforgettable!

Good guide! Excellent service... they are clean... thank you! Recommended!