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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: Skylon Tower Observation Deck Ticket

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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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4-Day Tour of America from New York City

7. 4-Day Tour of America from New York City

Visit the American and Canadian sides of Niagara Falls. Stop at an outlet mall for shopping, continue to the historic city of Brotherly love in Philadelphia and see the famous Liberty Bell and Independence Hall Square. You will also visit Washington DC, the US Capitol and visit the US Mint. Continue to Lancaster to learn about the Amish community. Day 1: New York - Finger Lakes - Niagara Falls Your morning departure from the Big Apple takes you north where you will pass the beautiful Delaware Gap to Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Walk through Watkins Glen Canyon to visit the beautiful waterfalls and then continue to Niagara Falls passing Seneca Lake, arriving in the late afternoon (Winter itinerary goes to Montour Falls instead of Watkins Glen State Park). Tour the American and Canadian sides of the Falls including the American Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Goat Island, and Sister Island. At night tour Niagara Falls where you will marvel at the colorful lighting of the waters. Overnight: Niagara Falls - Wyndham Super 8 Day 2: Niagara Falls - New Jersey As you depart the hotel, hear the thundering water of Niagara Falls. See the falls up close from Horseshoe Falls and experience the power of the current aboard the Maid of the Mist (May-October). From November through April you will tour the Power Vista Hydro-electric Station, and the Cave of the Winds. At noon depart south to New York State. On the way to New York, enjoy a shopping excursion at one of the large outlet malls along the way, where you can hunt for bargains at their brand name stores. Overnight New Jersey - La Quinta Inns & Suites  Day 3: New Jersey - Philadelphia - Washington DC Depart New Jersey to Pennsylvania and to the city of brotherly love Philadelphia. Arriving in the Historic area of Philadelphia you will visit the famous Liberty Bell, and Constitution square and Constitution Hall, one of the symbols of freedom in America. Stroll Elfreth’s Alley (the oldest inhabited street in America) then continue on a panoramic tour of Philadelphia that includes the financial district, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Historic Philadelphia and more. Departing Philadelphia, see the famous “Rocky Steps” and then continue north to Lancaster county home of the Amish people. Ride on an authentic Amish Buggy, visit an Amish market place of handmade arts and crafts and learn what it's like to live without the benefit of modern technology, electricity, running water or telephone service. Overnight at: Wyndham Garden, Washington DC. Day 4: Washington DC - New York  Start the day with a visit to Thomas Jefferson Memorial, by the Tidal Basin, surrounded with famous Japanese cherry blossom trees. Visit the Arlington National Cemetery, the changing of the guards and the Kennedy family gravesite.  Next stop is Capitol Hill. See the US Capitol and the White House to understand the core of the US government. Continue to the Air and Space Museum before visiting the Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Korea and Vietnam Memorials.  In the late afternoon, depart north for an evening arrival in New York.

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What people are saying about Niagara Falls, Ontario

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❤️

This tour is really good. It's worth the price and all the attractions visited. Special thanks to our tour guide, Kaleb. He was awesome, very friendly and knowledgeable of all the history of Niagara Falls. I would definitely refer this tour to my relatives and friends. Thank you!

The experience is amazing and best believe your in great hands with an allert pilot. Breathtaking view of the falls and surrounding places. I recommend 100%.I will definitely be using this company again for future flights around the falls.

Vinny was incredibly informative and gave us the best tour we could possibly ask for. We even checked out the trails and restaurants he suggested and weren't disappointed. This tour was the best money we spent during our entire trip!

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