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From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

Activity provider: Royal City Tours

From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

Activity provider: Royal City Tours
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Experience one of the world's most remarkable natural wonders on a full-day tour of Niagara Falls on the American side of the border.

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Duration 22 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup optional
Pickup from your accommodation in New York City. If you decide to change the pickup location please notify the local partner about the change. If for any reason you are late at the pickup location please contact the local supplier by phone. Out of respect to the other customers, the waiting time at the pickup location will be no more than 10 minutes.
Private or small groups available


22 hours
  • New York City

  • Maid of the Mist Boat Tour, Niagara Falls (guided tour, boat cruise)

  • Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls

  • Niagara Falls, USA Side (guided tour)

  • American Falls

  • Goat Island

  • Bridal Veil Falls, Niagara Falls

  • New York City

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
  • Ride the famous "Maid of the Mist" boat close to the cascades of Niagara Falls
  • Get amazing views of Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls
  • Visit Goat Island, Luna Island, and all the observatories surrounding the falls
  • Spend 5 hours admiring the roar of the gigantic Niagara Falls
  • Treat your eyes to the amazing light show in the night at the Niagara
Full description

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.

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (private option)
  • Visit the Niagara Falls
  • Maid Of The Mist boat ride (depends on the option booked)
  • Live guide
  • Entrance and national park fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel. If for any reason you are late, please contact the local partner by phone. Out of respect to the other customers, the waiting time at the pickup location will be no more than 10 minutes.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • Restrooms may not be available on the vehicle
  • This is a bilingual English and Spanish tour
  • No visa is required to visit Niagara Falls on the American side of the border
  • The vehicle size will depend on the number of reservations
  • Reservations are based on the availability
  • There is a possibility to visit the Canadian side of the waterfalls on your own. In order to do that you will need to have your passport and Canadian Visa
  • The Maid of the Mist boat ride is a seasonal activity operating from May to November
  • The Niagara Falls Fireworks is a seasonal activity
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 218 reviews

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I participated in the Niagara Falls sightseeing day bus tour night departure. Most of the tourists were from overseas. The guide was also fun and kind. In the morning, I was lucky to see a big double rainbow over Niagara. The powerful waterfall is a masterpiece. It was great to be blessed with fine weather. The autumn leaves were also beautiful.

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November 9, 2022

Absolutely unmissable! Seriously, I'm pretty sure this was the best day of my life. The bus ride was quiet and uneventful (bring a book or something, it's long) but when you get there...oh my gosh I have never seen something more amazing!! We had two tour guides, Brian and Richard, who were both incredible. Knew their stuff, super helpful, made sure we all knew what was going on at any given time. After Maid of the Mist (and a couple of minutes at the gift shop), they take you on a tour around the national park and show you the best views and photographic spots. Brian even made sure to take a photo of me looking like I'm backflipping into the falls . Then you get two hours of free time to go and grab dinner (or go to Canada like I did) before you hop back on the bus back to NYC. Protip, if you want to go to Canada, leave yourself at least 1.5h and look at the queue to get back into US before you cross the border. You need your passport and visa (if you have one) if you're not from US

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November 3, 2022

Despite the distance from New York to Niagara Falls, the bus ride went very well (about 7 hours), the driver great. The guides on site are very attentive and take the time to explain the history of the falls. This natural spectacle is incredible! Day or night, the falls are very impressive. On the other hand there were no fireworks as it was indicated in the announcement. (Only in summer) Nevertheless a little more time would have been good to go to the Canadian side and see the falls on the other side because on the American side we are on the side of the falls.

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October 28, 2022

Product ID: 151799