Niagara Falls Observation Tower

Niagara Falls Observation Tower: Our most recommended tours and activities

Niagara Falls: Maid of the Mist Boat Ticket and Guide

1. Niagara Falls: Maid of the Mist Boat Ticket and Guide

Embark on the iconic and scenic Maid of the Mist boat ride, and then explore the Niagara Falls State Park during a guided walking tour that becomes a great beginning to a fun-filled day. Take in great views. Meet your guide and group at Niagara Falls, USA. Go under the falls with Maid of the Mist admission. Embark then on a 40-minute Niagara Falls State Park walking tour from Hennepin Rock to the Trolley Loop around Prospect Point. Your guide will deliver all the fun, legends, and excitement of Niagara Falls from those who discovered it to those who challenged it. End the day with a suite of unforgettable new impressions.

Niagara, USA: Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds Tour

2. Niagara, USA: Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds Tour

Explore Niagara Falls State Park on this guided walking tour. Make the most of your time by starting with the Maid of the Mist boat ride with your guide and then reserve your time slot at Cave of the Winds so you can skip the ticket line. This tour also provides a pass for the hop-on hop-off Niagara Scenic Trolley so you can also visit the Horseshoe Falls, Luna Island, and Three Sisters Island. Meet your guide and begin your tour by hearing stories about the history of the State Park, heroic rescues, and daredevil stunt attempts on your way to the Maid Of The Mist boat ride. Your guide will make sure you receive your poncho while making your way onto the boat and share the best spots for viewing to give you the best experience possible. Cruise along and listen to stories about the Maid of the Mist boat. The boat tour will cross in front of the American and Bridal Veil Falls on your way to and from Horseshoe Falls, the largest of the three waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls. Get up close for a breathtaking experience. Once the cruise is completed, head back up to the Niagara Falls Observation Tower where your guide will share more stories and can help with snapping photos of you with the amazing views of Niagara Falls behind you. At the conclusion of your guided portion, you'll receive passes for both the hop-on, hop-off Niagara Scenic Trolley service and a timed reservation for the Cave of the Winds. The very next stop after boarding the Niagara Scenic Trolley will be the Cave of the Winds. Once the Trolley brings you on the short journey over to the Cave of the Winds, you'll have your timed reservation so you can skip the ticket line. Explore this breathtaking attraction by taking an elevator ride down 150 feet into the Niagara Gorge. After collecting your waterproof poncho, experience Niagara Falls up close and personal. Take part in an exhilarating ascension up to the Hurricane Deck positioned at the base of Bridal Veil Falls where you will get absolutely soaked. Your Trolley pass is good all day long, so the Niagara Scenic Trolley will aid you as you chart your own course without a guide throughout Goat Island. Witness stunning views from both Terrapin Point and Luna Island and see the rapids up close at Three Sisters Island.

Niagara Falls, USA: American Tour & Maid of The Mist

3. Niagara Falls, USA: American Tour & Maid of The Mist

Experience the adventure, beauty, and natural wonder that is Niagara Falls, USA. Your half-day tour includes the American Observation Tower, the world-famous 'Maid of The Mist' boat ride, the 'Cave of the Winds' adventure, and a visit to the historic Niagara Falls State Park. Admire the stunning Falls from atop the American Observation Tower. Get up close to the mighty Falls on the Maid of The Mist boat ride and Cave of the Winds adventure. Hear the thundering roar and feel the mist on your face on the cruise. Tour Niagara State Park, the oldest in the USA and home to the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls, and a portion of the Horseshoe Falls. Marvel at breathtaking vistas and delve into the rich history of the daredevils who tried to conquer the falls

Niagara Falls, USA: State Park Guided Tour in Winter

4. Niagara Falls, USA: State Park Guided Tour in Winter

Explore Niagara Falls on this comprehensive guided tour. Gaze at the Falls from below at the gorge walk, and get up close to the waterfall in the Cave of the Winds on Goat Island. Visit Stedman's Bluff before heading to the Three Sisters Islands, then get panoramic views from the Observation Tower. Enjoy transportation from your hotel before starting at the Cave of the Winds, where you can go below the Falls to see the spectacular river, as well as visit the interactive information room to learn more about Niagara Falls. Next, you'll head to Stedman's Bluff for an overlook of the American side of the Falls. Marvel at the 150ft icicles which form in winter. Though the Falls do not freeze completely, ice transforms the base, creating a view of sparkling icicles, crystalline mounds, and natural ice sculptures. Then, take a trip out to the Three Sisters Islands, learn about its history from your guide and see the amazing rapids above Niagara Falls, where 700,000 gallons of water fall per second. Finally, head to the Observation Tower, the only point in the State Park where you can see all three Falls at once.

Niagara Falls, USA: Fall and Winter Tour

5. Niagara Falls, USA: Fall and Winter Tour

Experience the natural beauty and raw power of Niagara Falls in autumn and winter. Enjoy panoramic views of Niagara Falls, get an up-close look at Bridal Veil Falls from the base. Go to Niagara Falls Observation Tower to see all the falls at once. Discover the breathtaking beauty of the fall foliage and the glistening natural ice formations in the winter. Learn about the true force of the falls and how it generates power at the New York Power Vista. Journey to the bottom of the falls at the Cave of the Winds with the gorge experience. Partake in the exceptional experience of Niagara Falls in fall and winter.

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

6. Niagara Falls, USA: Half-Day Small-Group Sightseeing Tour

See the best of Niagara Falls, New York on a sightseeing cruise. Visit the Cave of the Winds, walk on the hurricane deck, and cruise on the famous Maid of the Mist boat. View the islands and admire Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, Whirlpool Falls, and Bridal Veil falls. Enjoy pickup from the location of your choice in Niagara Falls, New York. Transfer to the Cave of the Winds. Journey 175 feet in the elevator into Niagara Gorge. Put on your yellow poncho and special footwear and feel the spray on your face as you venture along the walkway to the hurricane deck. Then, board the famous Maid of the Mist boat and take in the magnificent views from the water. Go to the Observation Tower to experience the only place in the park where you can see both the American and Horseshoe Falls at the same time Admire attractions such as the Whirlpool Falls, 3 Sister Islands, and Luna Island, and head to Goat Island to see the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls from different viewpoints. Then, get dropped off at your accommodation in downtown Niagara Falls, New York.

Canada: Niagara Falls Helicopter Ride and Boat Trip

7. Canada: Niagara Falls Helicopter Ride and Boat Trip

Take a combination tour of Niagara Falls to see the mighty waterfall from several different perspectives from 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 onboard the Hornblower Niagara Cruise boat ride "Voyage to the Falls" (May - November only). When the boat cruise is not operating, experience the fun interactive Niagara Fury and the Butterfly Conservatory from December - April. Admire 360-degree views from the observation deck of the Skylon Tower, also enjoy a spectacular lunch at the Skylon Tower's Summit Suite Buffet. Experience breathtaking views from the top of the tower while choosing from a variety of mouthwatering dishes. Your last stop is "Journey Behind the Falls", where you'll go below as well as behind the iconic Horseshoe Falls. The tour concludes with your safe return to your pickup location.

Niagara Falls, USA: American Side Tour & Maid of the Mist

8. Niagara Falls, USA: American Side Tour & Maid of the Mist

Get up close to explore the scenic beauty of Niagara Falls on the US side, on a bus tour of the area. Head to its most popular viewpoints for breathtaking panoramas of the thundering falls. Choose between a 3 hour or 4.5 hour half-day tour. Visit the American side's top attractions, including a ride aboard the world-famous Maid of the Mist and famous Observation Tower. Your experienced and personable guide will share with you the region's rich history. Choose between a 3-hour and a 4.5-hour tour option. On the shorter 3-hour tour, you will be picked up from Niagara Falls, New York. Firstly, cruise to the Horseshoe Falls on the Maid of Mist boat to feel the mist of the falls and immerse yourself in these stunning natural surroundings. Then travel around Whirlpool State Park, a 109-acre area that overlooks the Niagara Whirlpool, Niagara River, and the lower Niagara Gorge. See the falls in all their glory from above. Next, climb aboard the Maid the Mist boat and view the mighty Niagara Falls from a different perspective. Feel the spray of the mist and hear the thunder of the falls from up close. On the 4.5-hour tour, you will begin with the hotel pickup from Niagara Falls, New York, or Niagara Falls, Ontario, aboard a climate-controlled bus. The first stop is Niagara Falls State Park. Descend 250 feet to the base of the American Falls to board the world-famous Maid of the Mist boat. Sail up to the Horseshoe Falls, to feel the refreshing spray and hear the roar of water rushing over its cliffs. Get up close and personal to the Falls at the Cave of the Winds. Descend 175 feet into the Niagara Gorge and then get kitted out in a poncho and specialized footwear. Hike a series of wooden walkways up to the famous "Hurricane Deck." Enjoy views of the Falls from various lookout spots, like Prospect Point and Terrapin Point. Walk around Whirlpool State Park for panoramic viewing of the Niagara Rapids and Whirlpool from atop the Niagara Gorge Trail.

Niagara Falls, USA: Shock and Awe Sightseeing Combo Tour

9. Niagara Falls, USA: Shock and Awe Sightseeing Combo Tour

This awe-inspiring tour geared toward veterans includes many attractions that are sure to leave you feeling shocked and in awe of the beauty of the mighty Niagara Falls. Follow your veteran guide on the Maid of the Mist, to Cave of the Winds, on a 4-hour walking tour, and onboard a trolley ride. Meet up with your tour guide, who will be a veteran and who will not sugarcoat things — there's likely to be some profanity. Spend the day touring the Falls and getting to experience things like the amazing Maid of the Mist Boat ride. Get closer to the falls than you would think possible at the Cave of the Winds. Are you brave enough to handle the Hurricane Deck at the Cave of the winds? Round off this sightseeing combo tour with a 4-hour walking tour around the Niagara Falls State Park and a hop-on hop-off trolley tour.

Niagara, USA: Cave of the Winds with Guided Tour

10. Niagara, USA: Cave of the Winds with Guided Tour

Experience the majestic Niagara Falls as few ever get the opportunity to do. Follow your guide through the magnificent landscape as you hear stories of the history, mystery, daredevils, and rescues of Niagara. See the best viewing areas in the Niagara Falls State Park, and enjoy the "World Changed Here" movie and exhibit. Hear stories from your expert guide as you head to the “World Changed Here” Movie and exhibit that features the History of the forming of the New York State Park, a view into the life of Nikola Tesla, and the impact that his life and accomplishments have on us today. Your guide will provide your tickets to the Cave of the Winds and you will not have to stand in line to get tickets, there could be a little bit of a line to the elevator that takes you down to the Walk.

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Let me begin by stating that David was the greatest travel advisor ever. He made my husband and I very happy to meet him. He was extremely professional, kind, and knowledgeable about the history of the Niagara Falls. He also made the material interesting to learn. This was my husband and I's first time visiting the falls, and he just made us feel at home. He has such a sweet personality and went above and beyond for us. The best tour guide out there is David! We for sure will be visiting again! -Cynithia & Rick

It was great to have all the activities that we wanted to do in one tour. Our tour guide, Zach, was great… Thank you Zach for the very fun day!

Our guide was a very nice young lady. She was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed our time very much!

Mary was an excellent tour guide and we learnt lots about Niagara Falls. Highly recommend her

Covered most of what you would want to do at the falls