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Niagara Falls, USA: Maid of Mist & Cave of Winds Combo Tour

1. Niagara Falls, USA: Maid of Mist & Cave of Winds Combo 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, and 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: Guided Caves, Boat, and Tower Tour

2. Niagara Falls, USA: Guided Caves, Boat, and Tower Tour

Marvel at Niagara Falls on a tour that includes a boat cruise on the river, entry to the Niagara Observation Tower, and entry to the Cave of the Winds. Follow your guide and listen to their facts and anecdotes about the falls and their history. See the falls from all perspectives. Get picked up from your hotel in Niagara Falls, USA, and head straight to the Niagara Falls State Park. First, admire all three of the rushing waterfalls from the top of the Niagara Observation Tower. From largest to smallest, see the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls from this high vantage point. Then, get up close to the mighty waterfalls on the Maid of The Mist boat on a cruise on the river. Feel the mist blow off the falls and hear their thundering roar surrounding you as you cruise on the water. Next, head to Goat Island to visit the Cave of the Winds. Don your yellow poncho and follow your guide along the wooden walkways and bridges to get really close to the waterfalls. Here, you are standing a mere 6 meters from the Bridal Veil Falls. Head back to your hotel with memorable moments spend at Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls, USA: Maid of the Mist Ticket and Guided Tour

3. Niagara Falls, USA: Maid of the Mist Ticket and Guided Tour

Enjoy the Maid of the Mist Boat Ride and then explore the Niagara Falls State Park during a guided walking tour. Hear about stories about the legends and the exciting side of Niagara Falls, from those who discovered it to those who challenged it. Meet your guide outside the Hard Rock Café and begin your waterfall-filled adventure. Hop aboard the Maid of the Mist and experience the mist that rises from the force of the falling water. Look for the rainbows that appear on sunny days.  Chart course from the Observation Tower to the base of the American Falls and onto the basin of Horseshoe Falls. Admire roaring falls and the massive rock formations as you glide across the water. Take a scenic walking tour from the historical marker at Hennepin Rock to the Trolley Loop around Prospect Point. Take in sweeping views, lush trees, and historical landmarks as you go. Return to your starting point at the end of the tour. 

Niagara Falls USA: American Side Tour with Maid of the Mist

4. Niagara Falls USA: American Side Tour with Maid of the Mist

Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel in Niagara Falls, and enjoy the scenic views as you go to board the Maid of the Mist boat ride, American Falls and Observation Tower. Head to the cave of the winds where you to stand below the falls before taking in the stunning views at the Niagara Falls. Continue to Bridal Veil Falls to see the smallest of the three waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls. Stop at Goat Island between the Bridal Veil Falls and the scenic view of Horseshoe Falls from the USA side. Go to Niagara Falls State Park for half an hour before visiting Luna Island for a short stop. Finish at Prospect Point to get one last amazing view of the falls.

From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

5. From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

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.

Niagara Falls, USA: State Park Guided Tour in Winter

6. 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.

From New York City: Niagara Falls Full-Day Bus Tour

7. From New York City: Niagara Falls Full-Day Bus Tour

Take a day trip by comfortable bus to famous Niagara Falls. Enjoy a smooth round-trip journey, different vantage points to view the Falls, free time in Niagara, and, when in season, a ride on the Maid of the Mist boat. Begin your day with a morning departure from Times Square in Manhattan. Travel by comfortable motorcoach in the company of your guide. Enjoy the scenic landscape of upstate New York on your journey north. Take advantage of the wi-fi on board. The travel time is approximately 7-8 hours, each way, with one rest stop. Experience the adventure, beauty, and natural wonder of Niagara Falls aboard the historic Maid of the Mist boat, or, when the Maid of the Mist is not running, from other observation points such as Gorge Walk. Learn about the interesting history of these mighty waters and enjoy spectacular views of the falls from different vantage points. You will have the opportunity for lunch on your own, souvenir shopping, and exploring the beautiful Niagara Falls State Park. After an unforgettable experience and wonderful memories, relax onboard your comfortable motorcoach for the return to Times Square in Manhattan, arriving back between 11 PM-midnight.

Niagara Falls: Boat Ride, Cave Tickets and Walking Tour

8. Niagara Falls: Boat Ride, Cave Tickets and Walking Tour

Experience some of Niagara's famous attractions on this tour. Explore the Cave of the Winds, see all three of Niagara's famous waterfalls, and take a trolley ride around the State Park on this tour perfect for those trying to avoid a lengthy walking tour. Enjoy the Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, and then explore the Niagara Falls State Park during a guided tour with a story guide, a local historian or a veteran who will share stories and history of the falls while on the tour. Enjoy a walking tour from Hennepin Rock to the Trolley Loop around Prospect Point and admission to the Maid of the Mist. Discover the thrill of walking below and under a world-famous waterfall as you enjoy the Cave of the Winds and a walking tour that features all three of Niagara's Mighty Waterfalls. See other highlights of Niagara including the Power Arch, Tesla Statue, Luna Island, Steadman's Bluff, Gorge Rim Walkway, Terrapin Point, and more. Take a trolley ride around the park and stop at 5 different locations within the park, perfect for those who want to see the park without walking the entire park on foot.

From NYC: 2-Day Niagara Falls Tour with Shopping Trip

9. From NYC: 2-Day Niagara Falls Tour with Shopping Trip

Escape the hectic atmosphere of New York for a night on this 2-day tour to Niagara Falls. Travel to the U.S. side of the Falls and ride on the famous Maid of the Mist boat. Enjoy some time shopping for bargains at the an outlet mall along the way. Day 1: Depart from the centrally-located meeting point in New York on an air-conditioned van or bus and heads north. Pass the beautiful Delaware Gap and Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Stretch your legs on a walk through Watkins Glen Canyon and capture pictures of views of the waterfalls. Drive by the stunning Seneca Lake and arrive in Niagara Falls in the late afternoon. Tour the American side of Niagara Falls, including the American Falls, Goat Island, and Sister Island. Admire a night tour of Niagara Falls showcasing the colorful lighting of the thundering waters before settling in into your comfortable hotel room for the night. Day 2: Eat a hearty continental breakfast at the hotel. See both the Niagara and the Horseshoe Falls up close from the Maid of the Mist boat (available from May to October). When the Maid of the Mist is not operating, take a tour of the Power Vista Hydro-Electric Station and visit the Cave of the Winds. Board your bus or van and drive south and back to New York City. Stretch your legs in a more urban area, with a shopping excursion at one of the large outlet malls along the way. Return to the city in time for you to grab a late dinner.

Niagara Falls, USA: Night Illumination Walking Tour

10. Niagara Falls, USA: Night Illumination Walking Tour

See the breathtaking Niagara Falls illuminated at night from several different vantage points on this night tour of Niagara Falls. Learn about the history of Niagara Falls from your guide while experiencing the night show. Every evening beginning at dusk, Niagara Falls is illuminated in an array of colors, making it one of the most majestic places on earth. Experience the illuminated Niagara Falls from Luna Island, located at the tip of Goat Island next to the Canadian Falls and Prospect Point Observation Tower. Choose between a 1-hour and 90-minute tour. The 1-hour tour includes a visit to the American Falls and the Bridal Falls. The 90-minute tour includes the American Falls, Bridal Falls, and Horseshoe Falls.

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What people are saying about Niagara Falls, USA Side

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 4,335 reviews

Excellent experience so far! Mr Roberto and our driver are very polite and friendly, gave us all the essential information we needed! The bus was on time and a stop for breakfast was also programmed! The landscape is breathtaking! I recommend the trip!

The guide and the bus driver both were excellent. Gave us the break we needed and took us to the falls and back on time. They told us about the important land marks along the way

Tour guide Peter was exceptionally pleasant & extremely well informed & delivered the tour with humour & insightful details

our tour guide, uncle moe was terrific! our whole day was wonderful and it was a great experience.

Yes, Wonderful guide, knowledgeable. Loved the scenery, not impersonal at all. Very accommodating.