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

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

Enjoy a guided tour of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Experience the mighty waterfalls with stunning views of both the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls. See the power of Niagara up close, onboard the Hornblower Niagara Cruises boat ride Voyage to the Falls. 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, and enjoy fully narrated stops at the Whirlpool Rapids Observation Deck and the Brink of the Falls. Then, 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. Cruise past the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls aboard a Hornblower Niagara cruise boat. From December to April, when the boat tour is non-operational, visit the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory and Niagara's Fury attraction instead. Step inside a 4D motion theater and discover the ancient story of Niagara Falls in a multi-sensory simulation of the last Ice Age

Toronto: Niagara Falls Highlights Tour with Boat Ride

2. Toronto: Niagara Falls Highlights Tour with Boat Ride

Experience a guided tour of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and discover the mighty waterfalls with stunning views. Enjoy historical and behind-the-scenes commentary from your local and licensed tour guide. Your day will start with complimentary pickup from central hotels and locations across Downtown Toronto and Mississauga and arrive in Niagara Falls around 10:00 AM to enjoy 4 hours in summer or 3 hours in winter of free time to explore the falls. Add attractions to your tour package to experience the best of Niagara Falls. Take this tour in the summer and take the Hornblower Boat Cruise, the world-famous boat ride, formally called the Maid of the Mist. Get up close to the Niagara Gorge, American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and feel the mist of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. You can even enjoy this tour in the winter when the boat is not running. Add famous experiences to your tour package including the Skylon Tower, Journey Behind the Falls, or Niagara's Fury.  The Skylon Tower is an observation deck where you can enjoy a view of the waterfalls from the sky - and it's a great substitute for Toronto's CN Tower if you haven't been there yet.  On Journey Behind the Falls, you will have close vantage points to see the breadth of the icy Horseshoe Falls up close. Experience the 130-year-old tunnels beneath the bedrock of the Falls and get a view of one-fifth of the world’s freshwater crashing down. Next, visit Niagara’s Fury and step inside a 4D motion theatre. Discover the ancient story of Niagara Falls in a multi-sensory simulation of the last Ice Age. Then, visit the flashy Clifton Hill strip for solo and family fun with activities like the Niagara SkyWheel, Ripley's Believe it or Not, and an arcade. Pack a lunch or order at a local restaurant, with an option to have a picnic by the waterfalls. Next, go on a scenic and narrated drive across the Niagara Parkway. Stop and take photos at iconic attractions along the way like the Niagara Whirlpool Rapids, the floral clock, and the Niagara Power Station. Make a quick stop at Maple Leaf Place to freshen up before the drive back to Toronto. Sample locally sourced maple syrup or purchase Canadian-inspired treats like homemade fudge, poutine, maple beer, or Niagara’s famous ice wine. Return to your original location in Toronto around 5 PM and enjoy a full evening in the city with time for dinner and time to plan an evening event for yourself.

From Toronto: Niagara Falls Evening Tour With Boat Cruise

3. From Toronto: Niagara Falls Evening Tour With Boat Cruise

Benefit from pick-up service from all downtown Toronto or Toronto Pearson Airport hotels, and then journey by climate-controlled mini-coach to Niagara Falls. Listen to an informative commentary about the history of the area and the role of the native people, and discover why the geography makes the Niagara Peninsula so unique. Upon arrival at Niagara Whirlpool, marvel at one of the most violent white water rapids in North America. Then, climb aboard the Hornblower to experience the power, energy and majesty of Niagara Falls up close on the "Voyage to the Falls" boat tour. Be mesmerized by the height of Horseshoe Falls and the volume of water that plunges from its crestline. Travel along the Niagara Parkway to see the power of the Niagara River as it prepares to plunge over the falls. Take in the scenic landscape of Dufferin Islands along the way. Get some free time at Niagara Falls for dinner or to visit Clifton Hill and other attractions. Gaze in awe when dusk arrives and the great cataracts are lit up in a multitude of colors. Opt for a tour with dinner and dine at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel. Feast from the Fallsview Buffet and get panoramic views of Niagara Falls illuminated for the night.  Depart Niagara Falls and journey back to Toronto for drop off at your hotel on arrival.

Toronto: Falls Day Tour with Boat Cruise & Niagara-the-Lake

4. Toronto: Falls Day Tour with Boat Cruise & Niagara-the-Lake

Embark on a full-day guided trip to Niagara Falls from Toronto. Admire the majestic falls from various angles and enjoy time to explore at your own pace. Upgrade your experience with a boat tour of the Falls. 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. Stopover and visit the historic town of Niagara on the Lake on your own. 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 (you must choose the Guided Day Trip including Voyage to the Falls Boat Cruise option for the cruise to be included). 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 of free time in Niagara Falls to explore the local attractions. Your tour concludes with a quiet and cool return to Toronto, in time for you to relax before your evening plans.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Whirlpool Adventure Ropes Course

5. Niagara Falls, Canada: Whirlpool Adventure Ropes Course

Take part in a whole new way to experience the Niagara River. Enjoy tons of family-friendly fun and excitement with outdoor aerial adventures. Three self-paced courses include dozens of climbing, ziplining, jumping, and swinging aerial games. Upon arrival at the park, check in with the guest service staff who will direct you to meet your certified guide. Your guide then takes care of it all, from activity demonstration, ensuring the proper fit of your helmet and harness, and providing observational coaching during your climbing experience. Once you complete the demo course, head out onto the Kids, Classic, or Extreme Course for a fun, safe, and thrilling experience of obstacles and zip-lines high above the world-famous whirlpool and Niagara gorge. This makes a totally new and unique way to have a Niagara River adventure and discover the lost art of "monkeying-around".

From Niagara Falls, USA: Canadian Side Tour w/ Entry Tickets

6. From Niagara Falls, USA: Canadian Side Tour w/ Entry Tickets

Embark on a fun-filled adventure of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. See nature's highlights, as well as landmarks along the way that shape the history of the Falls. Relax later with drop-off at your hotel. Begin your tour with pickup directly from your hotel in Niagara Falls, New York before crossing the Rainbow Bridge into Canada. Once there your first stop is the Skylon Tower. Head up 520 feet in a glass elevator to the observation deck where you will be treated to an incredible, birds-eye view. Take in the sight of all three Niagara Falls, including Bridal Veil Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and the American Falls. Views of the Niagara River and surrounding area are also seen from Skylon Tower. Next, descend 125 feet to explore cave-like tunnels behind the Falls at Journey Behind the Falls. Experience a treat for the senses as you hear the falls and feel them mist you as well. Enjoy more photo opportunities at two different observation decks from the tunnels. Then, board the Hornblower Niagara Cruises boat ride (seasonal, operating May - October only, replaced with admission to Niagara's Fury and Butterfly Conservatory in the winter months). Sail around the Niagara gorge and get as close as possible to the Falls. Expect to feel the refreshing mist on your skin during this boat ride - but don’t worry, you will be provided with a recyclable rain poncho. Finally, your guide will take you on a narrated driving tour of the city where you will learn about Niagara’s rich history and distinct geography. Visit several points of interest including Dufferin Islands, the International Control Dam, the Old Scow, Whirlpool Rapids, and the Floral Clock. At the end of your Niagara Falls tour, your guide will drop you off back at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Niagara Whirlpool

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3,019 reviews

Great tour, great guide in Allay who was full of information and fun. Meal in the Sheraton was excellent tho could take a long time to re-fill trays. Enjoyed wandering around Niagara on the Lake and learning about the region. The main event, The Falls, were magnificent. Would recommend this tour company.

excursion très bien organisée. Guide très intéressant par ses explications et ses commentaires, et prêt à répondre à toutes questions relatives à l'excursion et, plus largement, à la visite de Toronto.

Our guide, Kaleb, is friendly and professional. A smooth and pleasant day trip to the Niagara Falls.

The whole family enjoyed the experience. The kids said it was their favorite part of our vacation.

The tour was great, the part that I didn't like was the Maple syrup tasting.