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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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From Toronto: Small Group Day Trip to Niagara Falls

2. From Toronto: Small Group Day Trip to Niagara Falls

Beat the crowds with an early pickup from Downtown Toronto. Arrive at the falls at the perfect time to start your day. Your local guide will provide commentary along the way and throughout your full-day tour. You will arrive in Niagara Falls around 10:00 AM where you will have 3-hours of free time to explore, view the Canadian waterfalls, and participate in optional local attractions, like a boat ride across the falls. Take advantage of your expert tour guide’s advice on how to best see the falls and hints on how to use your time.  Next, enjoy a scenic ride (and photo opportunities) across the Niagara Parkway and stop or drive through famous sights like a local farmers market and the Niagra Whirlpool Rapids. Bring lunch with you or eat at a local restaurant of your choice. See the famous Niagara Falls ‘Clifton Hill’ strip during your free time. Continue your day with a narrated drive through Niagara-on-the-Lake, one of Canada's most historic towns which dates back several hundred years and helped to shape Canada's heritage. Explore a country market and try local snacks or buy souvenirs (seasonal). Finish your tour with complimentary wine tasting in the Niagara Wine Region, including the famous local icewine. Return to Toronto around 4:30 PM-5:00 PM to your original location and make it back in time to enjoy dinner and a free evening in Toronto.

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Niagara Falls, Canada: Skylon Tower Observation Deck Ticket

3. 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: Small Group Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

4. 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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Toronto: Niagara Falls Tour Small Group Early Bird Tour

5. Toronto: Niagara Falls Tour Small Group Early Bird Tour

Start your tour at 7:00 AM with pick-up from downtown Toronto and make the 1.5–hour drive to Niagara Falls. Upon arrival, take a trip to the observation deck of Skylon Tower, 520 feet or 160 meters above the ground, to experience some of the most awe-inspiring views of Niagara River, American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Horseshoe Falls.  Next, head to Journey Behind the Falls for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Falls. Explore a series of cave-like tunnels that allow you to see behind Niagara Falls. The final stop on your tour is a trip aboard the Hornblower Cruise "Voyage to the Falls". Set foot on the Hornblower Cruise boat and head out onto the waters of the gorge. Get so close to the Falls that it feels like you could put your hand out and touch them! In addition to the amazing stops on the tour, take the opportunity to see and experience the shops, street vendors, restaurants, and other attractions in Niagara Falls for 1 hour before you head home. Head back to Toronto from Niagara Falls to Toronto, and take time to relax on the 1.5–hour drive. Depending on traffic, arrive back to the city by approximately 4:00 PM.

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Niagara Falls, USA: Canadian and American Deluxe Day Tour

6. 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: Niagara Falls Day Tour

7. Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour

Following pickup in central downtown Toronto, drive to Niagara Falls and get a brief commentary about the city and sites you will see along the way. Travel by bus in a small group for a more personalized experience. Visit the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, where you'll have 45 minutes of free time to explore its quaint atmosphere and charming shops. The town is also home to many of the renowned wineries of Niagara Falls, one of which will be your next stop. Here, enjoy free wine tastings, including the famous Niagara Ice wine.  Take a scenic drive along the Niagara Parkway and marvel at Queenston Heights and Brock's Monument. See the hydroelectric power station, Whirlpool Rapids and Floral Clock. Continue to the main site of your tour as you journey to Niagara Falls.  Upon arrival at Niagara Falls, benefit from 3 hours of free time to take the optional Hornblower Niagara Cruise "Voyage to the Falls". Feel the thunder of the Journey Behind the Falls or get panoramic views from Skylon Tower (during the winter months). Enjoy lunch at the various dine-in restaurants or fast food joints near Niagara Falls or up Clifton Hill.  Then sit back and relax in air-conditioned comfort as you travel by bus back to Toronto.

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Niagara Falls, Canada: Illumination Evening Tour

8. Niagara Falls, Canada: Illumination Evening Tour

Start your tour with a convenient pickup service from your hotel on either the American or Canadian side of the falls. Your first stop will take you behind the Canadian Horseshoe Falls for a unique view. Then, enter the Journey Behind the Falls attraction where you'll descend 125-feet and explore a 130-year-old tunnel system.  Head up top to Table Rock to the brink of the Falls before continuing along the gorge to the Niagara Whirlpool rapids overlook area. Enjoy the spectacular garden displays at the Floral Clock before enjoying panoramic views from atop the Skylon Tower Observation Deck. As twilight turns to night, witness the historic glow of the nightly Niagara Falls illumination. On special nights during the summer, you might also witness a dazzling fireworks display over Niagara. At the end of the tour, you'll be dropped back at your hotel. 

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From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour & Guided Walking Tour

9. From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour & Guided Walking Tour

Save with this day trip to Niagara Falls from Toronto, return transport, wine-tasting, two walking tours, and a digital audio guide. Depart from Toronto and head to Niagara. Your first stop is a winery in Palatine Hill. Spend 30-minutes at the winery and taste some of the local wine. The next stop is Niagara-on-the-Lake. Spend 1-hour at Niagara-on-the-Lake and explore the area with its stunning scenery. Arrive at Niagara Falls and join a walking tour. Enjoy live commentary from your tour guide as you stroll past tourist hotspots, including Horseshoe Falls, Clifton Hill, and Skylon Tower. After a fun-filled day, the transport will return you to Toronto. The next day you’ll have the opportunity to explore Toronto on a guided tour. See landmarks including the CN Tower, the Royal Ontario Museum, and St Lawrence Market. If you wish, in the evening you can take a free guided walking tour. You can use the digital audio guide to track the available walking tours and join the one closest to you or choose to follow one of the self-guided tours. Choose from 7 different self-guided tours. Enjoy the unlimited self-guided tour features and explore Toronto on your own with a multilingual audio guide. Niagara Falls Walking Tour: Arrive at 2:45 PM and join the walking tour from one of the meeting points: 1. Table Rock 2. Clifton Hill 3. Skylon Tower 4. Fallsview Casino Toronto Walking Tour: Join a guided walking tour at one of the meeting points: 1. Hockey Hall of Fame 2. St.Lawrence Market 3. Ripley's Aquarium of Canada 4. Yonge Dundas Square 5. University Ave and Queen Street West

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Niagara Falls, Canada: Canadian Rainbow Tour with Boat Ride

10. Niagara Falls, Canada: Canadian Rainbow Tour with Boat Ride

Get up close to the scenic beauty of Niagara Falls, Canada, on this half-day tour. Visit the top Canadian attractions, including the Hornblower Niagara Cruises 'Voyage to the Falls' boat tour. Your experienced and personable guide will share entertaining insights into the region's history. Your tour begins with hotel pickup from Niagara Falls, New York. Travel across the international border into Niagara Falls, Ontario. Your first stop is aboard the 'Voyage to the Falls' boat tour. Be surrounded by water in the basin of the Horseshoe Falls and feel the falls' mist on your face. Learn about the history of the falls, including the daredevils that braved its waters. Learn about hydroelectric power as you travel past several historic power plants. Pose for a photo at the Floral Clock and enjoy views of the Niagara rapids from the Whirlpool overlook. Gaze upon the serenity of nature at Niagara Parks, and view the mighty Canadian Horseshoe Falls from Table Rock. Finally, marvel at panoramic views of the falls from atop the Skylon Tower Observation Deck. At the end of the tour, you'll return to the USA for drop-off at your hotel in Niagara Falls, New York.

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What people are saying about Skylon Tower

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4,108 reviews

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!

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!

We were only 6 people which was the good side. Nathan was very informative . Amazing experience.

We were very happy with the tour. Everything as per description. Prepared and friendly guide.