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Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Trip

1. Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Trip

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. Your first stop is a structured wine tasting including ice wine at an award-winning winery. You'll also visit a country market and explore the vineyards. Climb back on board and drive through the historic colonial architecture of Niagara-on-the-Lake. 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. 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 free time in Niagara Falls to explore the local attractions. Your tour concludes with a quiet and cool return to Toronto before 5:30 PM, in time for you to relax before your evening plans.

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Niagara Falls, Canada: Scenic Helicopter Flight

2. Niagara Falls, Canada: Scenic Helicopter Flight

Book in advance and save — book before August 31 for travel dates in September through November to get a complimentary photo. Embark on the ride of a lifetime aboard a 12-minute helicopter flight. Combine adventure with spectacular views as you soar above Niagara Falls. Take off from the heliport located 5 minutes from downtown Niagara Falls, Canada. Climb aboard an Airbus H130 with seats for up to 7 passengers. The spacious cabin features large windows for the best panoramic views. Take to the skies as you fly over to the Niagara River. Listen to the on-board narration that's available in 12 languages. Glide above the River from the Whirlpool to the Rainbow Bridge. See Queen Victoria Park, Skylon Tower, the American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls from above. Follow the curve of Canadian Horseshoe Falls and see rainbows in all directions. On the return to the heliport, you might spy the outline of Toronto to the north and the shores of Lake Erie to the south. Touch down after an exhilarating 12-minutes and continue your adventure in Niagara Falls.

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Niagara Falls, Canada: Zipline to The Falls

3. Niagara Falls, Canada: Zipline to The Falls

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 you via elevator up to the zipline launch pad. 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.

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Niagara Falls, Canada: Night Tour with Dinner and Light Show

4. Niagara Falls, Canada: Night Tour with Dinner and Light Show

Be whisked away for a night at the falls from any downtown Niagara Falls location and head to the Niagara Parks power station to see how the hydropower is generated. See the Niagara Parks epic sound and light show. Watch this immersive, sensory, and family-friendly show featuring 3D projection, interactive opportunities, and a breathtaking musical score. After the show, treat your senses to a delicious 3-course with a view of the falls at Table Rock House Restaurant. Dine on locally sourced and internationally inspired cuisine before heading to the Illumination Tower. View the multi-colored illuminated water of the falls against the night sky. Get creative and control the lights yourself and get an “I Lit Up Niagara Falls” certificate. Finally, your tour guide will drop you off back at your hotel.

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Niagara Falls, Canada: Skylon Tower Observation Deck Ticket

5. 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 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, native crafts, and local artisans.

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Niagara Falls, Canada: Niagara SkyWheel Ticket

6. Niagara Falls, Canada: Niagara SkyWheel Ticket

Take a ride on Canada’s largest observation wheel, the Niagara SkyWheel. Towering 175 feet over the falls, it is the most exciting way to see Niagara Falls. Marvel at views of the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, the Niagara River and other landmarks. Enhance your experience with audio narration about Niagara Falls and how the SkyWheel was made. The Niagara SkyWheel features fully enclosed gondolas, climated controlled for year-round comfort and enjoyment. Ride day or night, in any season. Enjoy spectacular aerial views for miles in every direction on the 8 to 12-minute ride. Take in the glittering lights of Clifton Hill and the surrounding Niagara skyline on an evening ride.

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Niagara Falls, Canada: Small Group Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

7. Niagara Falls, Canada: Small Group Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a 4.5-hour tour at the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Experience the mighty waterfalls from several perspectives with stunning views of both the American and the Horseshoe Falls. See the power of Niagara up close, on board the Hornblower Niagara Cruises boat ride Voyage to the Falls. On this tour 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, plus enjoy fully narrated stops at the Whirlpool Rapids Observation Deck and the Brink of the Falls. 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.

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Niagara Falls, USA: Canadian and American Deluxe Day Tour

8. Niagara Falls, USA: Canadian and American Deluxe Day Tour

Visit the legendary Niagara Falls in this 6 hour tour. Guests will be collected from their Niagara Falls hotel and transported to the Falls in an air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. From here, you will embark on your adventure. Enjoy a tour of this famous landmark in small intimate groups, led by a friendly and knowledgeable guide. Your guide will be ready to answer any questions you have about this historic work of nature. A thrilling ride aboard the world-famous Maid of the Mist boat sets the atmosphere for the day ahead. Experience panoramic views of the Falls, atop the Skylon Tower and receive free return passes for next time. From here you will have a brilliant view over the Niagara River Gorge where the turbulent waters have sculpted a unique shape into the rock. Don’t forget to bring your camera! Next you will descend 175 feet in an elevator to experience the river up close and personal. Walking along the Hurricane Deck at the base of the Bridal Veil Falls is a unique experience. The ferocious waters of the Falls, rush past and under you, displaying their full force. Raincoats are provided, and you will need them! On this tour you have the opportunity to visit all of the key viewing areas including Goat Island, Horseshoe Falls, Luna Island and Three Sister Islands to name just a few. At the end of your Niagara Falls encounter, you will be transported back to your hotel where you can reflect upon your action packed day. During the off-season period (approximately early November to mid-April*), The Journey Behind the Falls or Hornblower Niagara Cruise subject to availability replaces the Maid of the Mist Boat Ride. The Niagara Legends of Adventure Movie replaces the Cave of the Winds.  Attractions are seasonal and operate subject to weather conditions. *Dates are approximate and dependent on winter/ice conditions.

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Toronto: Small-Group Niagara Falls Day Trip

9. Toronto: Small-Group Niagara Falls Day Trip

Dip your senses into Niagara Falls during a guided sightseeing experience from Toronto. This semi-private tour is perfect if you prefer a smaller VIP tour and want to meet like-minded travelers. Leave Toronto at 9:00 AM with prior pick up from most downtown hotels. Sit back and relax in a luxury van on the scenic 2-hour drive to Niagara Falls. Along the way, learn about the rich history of the surrounding region and the Falls. On arrival, depending on the selected option, you can enjoy free time or visit an attraction. Upgrade to include a buffet-style lunch with panoramic views at the Fallsview Buffet at Sheraton On The Falls. Your guide can also direct you to some delicious lunch options at one's own expense.  In Summer, sail into the mist of the Falls aboard the seasonal boat ride 'Voyage to the Falls'. In winter, or when the boat is not operating, enjoy 'Journey Behind the Falls'. Afterward, continue along the Niagara Parkway to Niagara-on-the-Lake. Explore the heritage town before enjoying a tasting of local wines and ice wine at a nearby winery. Your tour concludes with your return to Toronto around 6:00 PM.

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Niagara Falls: Canadian Tour and Maid of The Mist

10. Niagara Falls: Canadian Tour and Maid of The Mist

Marvel at spectacular views of Niagara Falls from the Canadian side of the border. Your half-day tour includes the world-famous American Maid of The Mist boat ride and an unbeatable aerial view of the Falls, River, and Gorge from atop Skylon Tower. In summer, you'll set sail aboard the Maid of The Mist. Journey into the heart of the Falls to hear the thundering roar of thousands of gallons of water and feel the mist on your face. Then, travel across the international border into Canada. During winter, instead of Maid of The Mist, you'll discover the Falls' awesome power with admission to 'Journey Behind the Falls', at the base of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. From atop Skylon Tower admire panoramic views of the Falls plus visit key viewing sites like Table Rock and Terrapin Point. You'll have the opportunity to see the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls during your tour. See how the churning waters of the Falls carved out the awesome Niagara River Gorge.

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What people are saying about Niagara Falls, Canada

The BEST tour that I have ever been! Everything was perfect. From the transportation to the destination. Will definitely recommend to everyone. Special thanks to our guide Vinny (Pedro) who was so awesome. He didn’t only bring us to our destinations but he also gave us history of each places. His recommendations were also superb! My boyfriend and I LOVED the restaurant he suggested. I would love to come back here some time in summer with family and will definitely do the tour with them. I had so much fun with the tour. I felt safe and relaxed❤️

Ngl it was sketch but it was one of the greatest experiences you could have for an evening, the light show was amazing, the three course meal was mid tier but changing the lights of falls was an experience combined with a great guide made the whole experience perfect!! 100% I’m very happy we took a shot at this experience with a small amount of reviews!

Journey behind the falls was amazing and educational! It’s a great way to get close to the falls.

This is a must do while in Niagara Falls!! Breathtaking views and it’s fun too!

Great experience! Very interesting and informative!