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Niagara Falls: First Behind the Falls Tour & Boat Cruise

Niagara Falls: First Behind the Falls Tour & Boat Cruise

Meet your tour guide at the Murray Hill Welcome Centre (5146 Murray Street, next to Queen Victoria Place) to start exploring. You’ll get to view the falls from behind through one of the viewing portals that have been cut straight through the rock and also from below the falls by venturing out onto the lower observation deck. Take a ride on the world famous boat tour to finish off your tour with a bang! This tour provides views from every angle and will provide memories that will last a lifetime. Explore over 20 other popular Niagara Falls points of interest with your tour guide along the way. Listen to fascinating stories and learn interesting facts about the history of Niagara Falls. Receive access to $150 in savings on area attractions after your tour.

Niagara: Power Station and Tunnel Under the Falls Tour

Niagara: Power Station and Tunnel Under the Falls Tour

Embark on an interactive historical walking tour to learn how Nikola Tesla used water power on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Tour the Skylon Tower and Niagara Parks Power Station and experience the incredible Tailrace Tunnel, diving 180 feet underground in a glass elevator. Your journey into the history of hydropower begins at the Skylon Tower, where you’ll meet your expert guide and look out over the Niagara Parks Power Station, as well as the International Control Dam. Take a glass elevator to the top, where you’ll have time to enjoy the stunning view. After descending, walk to the close-by Illumination Tower, where the Falls are lit up in a wondrous light show each night. Head over to Tesla’s memorial statue as you learn about how Niagara Falls was the ultimate decider in the struggle for hydroelectric supremacy. Stop at the best viewpoint for the Horseshoe Falls and head over to the Power Station, where all of the theory plays out in action. See some of the original machinery that was used in the Station and get the opportunity to try it out for yourself. Finally, enter a glass elevator and descend 180 feet through the inner workings of the Power Station. Walk the path where the water flowed along the Tailrace Tunnel to a one-of-a-kind view from the base of Niagara Falls.

From Toronto: All Inclusive Day & Evening Niagara Falls Tour

From Toronto: All Inclusive Day & Evening Niagara Falls Tour

Join an afternoon and evening tour of Niagara Falls with pick-up from central locations in Toronto and Mississauga. Includes the Floral Showhouse and Journey Behind the Falls. Upgrade to an all-inclusive tour with a 3-course dinner overlooking the falls and the exclusive Illumination Tower experience where you can control the colors of the water. The Winter Festival of Lights is included when available. Throughout the tour, you will be with a licensed tour guide who will provide you with historical commentary, local stories and advice. They will show you the magic of the waterfalls, Niagara's power stations and other hidden gems. Pick-up will be around 12:30 - 1:00 PM depending on your location. The drive will take about 1.5 hours to arrive in Niagara Falls, Your first stop will be a visit to the world-renowned Floral Showhouse. Find yourself surrounded by a vibrant tapestry of blooms that will set the perfect tone for your trip. Take photos with beautiful floral decorations that are updated for seasons and special occasions. Next, brace yourself for an exhilarating adventure as you embark on a boat cruise (summer) or Journey Behind the Falls (winter). These awe-inspiring experiences will take you to the very heart of the cascading water, where you'll feel the raw power and beauty of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls up close. If you don't select the all-inclusive option, you will now have free time to explore Niagara Falls and Clifton Hill on your own, and grab dinner. If you select the all-inclusive option, you will head to Niagara's famous Table Rock restaurant for a delicious 3-course dinner with meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan options available. As you savor your meal, enjoy a view of the majestic waterfalls as they light up in different colors for the night show. As part of the all-inclusive experience, you will then head to an exclusive tour that is not generally available to the public – a tour of the Illumination Tower. Step inside the control center of Niagara's nighttime illumination transformation and discover the magic behind Niagara's nighttime illumination. Witness the spectacular transformation of the falls into a canvas of mesmerizing colors. As part of the Illumination Tower experience, you will get to control the lights of the waterfalls yourself. Finally, from November 18 to January 7, experience a tour of the Winter Festival of Lights. Every night during the festival, witness the Niagara Falls illuminated with 75 light displays made up of over 3 million light decorations. Finally, depart Niagara Falls around 8:00 PM to make it back into the city around 9:30 - 10:00 PM.

Niagara: Behind Falls Tour with Boat & Skylon Tower

Niagara: Behind Falls Tour with Boat & Skylon Tower

Join an immersive Niagara Falls experience on this tour with the perfect blend of history, thrills and entrance to the top attractions. Be the first behind the Falls in the morning followed by a trip on the world famous Voyage to the Falls boat cruise while also getting access to the Skylon Tower which you can enjoy any time during your stay. Meet your tour guide at the Niagara Parks Welcome Centre (5146 Murray Street Niagara Falls, next to Queen Victoria Place). Start your walking tour off by heading down to Canadian horseshoe Falls for an up close and personal views of Niagara Falls while stopping and learning all about many historical landmarks in the area. Next, take a ride on the world famous boat tour! This tour provides views from every angle and will provide memories that will last a lifetime. Explore over 20 other popular Niagara Falls points of interest with your tour guide along the way. Listen to mesmerizing stories and learn interesting facts about the history of Niagara Falls. Receive an exclusive badge with access to $150 in discounts on area attractions after your tour.

From Toronto: Niagara Falls Tour with Illumination Tower

From Toronto: Niagara Falls Tour with Illumination Tower

Embark on a winter journey from Toronto to Niagara Falls, immersing yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of the falls under a seasonal spell. Begin your adventure with a pickup from your hotel in Toronto, ensuring a seamless and scenic journey to Niagara Falls. Delight in an exclusive visit to the Illumination Tower, where you'll have the privilege of personally selecting and changing the colors that illuminate Niagara Falls at night. Witness the falls transform into a winter wonderland in real time. Enjoy picturesque stops along the way, capturing the serene winter landscape of Niagara Falls and admiring the frozen beauty of the surroundings. Immerse yourself in the lively energy of Clifton Hill, where dazzling lights and winter-themed attractions add a touch of excitement to your experience. Next, visit Table Rock to witness the Horseshoe Falls in their winter splendor. Revel in the natural beauty against the backdrop of the icy surroundings. Continue to the historic Niagara-on-the-Lake, where winter blankets the town in tranquility, inviting you to stroll through snow-covered streets. Dinner 3-course Dinner at the Table Rock House Restaurant - included

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