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icon4 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Get as close as possible to Niagara Falls on this guided escape to one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders and the surrounding Niagara Falls, USA region. Feel the powerful rush of 150,000 gallons of water per second from the Prospect Point Observation Tower, overlooking the American falls. Take a journey to the edge of the rushing water—by boat on the Maid of the Mist and by land on the Cave of the Winds tours—plus much more. Local hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Guided tour of Niagara Falls, USA
  • Maid of the Mist boat ride, entrance to the Cave of the Winds and the Prospect Point Observation Tower, and a guided tour of a hydroelectric plant included
  • Stop at the all the key viewing points for great vantage points of the impressive Niagara Falls
  • Visit Bridal Veil Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Goat Island, and more!
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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4-5 hour guided tour of Niagara Falls USA
Maid of the Mist boat ride
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Wheelchair accessible transportation, must advise at reservation confirmation
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Complimentary pickup at most downtown Niagara Falls, NY hotels available. Please call to confirm pickup availability and time. If a wheelchair lift bus is required, please advise at the time of confirmation.

This is as close as anyone can get to Niagara Falls—without riding over them in a barrel, of course. This seasonal (May-October) tour travels to the edge of the falls, and safely back.

The journey begins at Niagara Falls State Park, the oldest state park in the United States, and all the key viewing areas of the Niagara region—from the relatively unknown to some of the most famous tourist spots in the world.

Take an elevator ride down into the Niagara Gorge, where wooden walkways along the Niagara River lead to the observation deck of the Cave of the Winds, just a few feet from the powerful rush of the falls. It’s like being caught in a tropical storm here. This is what it means to be close to Niagara Falls. Really close.

Take another elevator ride up to the only panoramic view of all three Niagara Falls—the American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls—from the Niagara Falls Observation Tower. Stand over Niagara Gorge with an unobstructed view as the waters rage below.

Visit Goat Island, that small island in the Niagara River separating the Bridal Veil Falls and the Horseshoe Falls.

Hop on board the popular Maid of the Mist for a boat ride to the very edge of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, the most powerful waterfall in North America.

Get to know Niagara Falls—from state parks to islands; from power plants to the iconic falls themselves, this tour of Niagara Falls, USA, covers it all.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Niagara Falls State Park
Niagara Falls State Park is one of the oldest parks in the US. The park contains the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls and a portion of the Horseshoe Falls.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Maid of the Mist
You'll get up close to the mighty falls on the famous Maid of the Mist gorge cruise
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Horseshoe Falls
Get up and close and personal with Horseshoe Falls from the deck of the Maid of the Mist.
Stop At:  
Niagara Falls Observation Tower
From Prospect Point Observation Tower (entrance included) see the falls
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Goat Island
Throughout the tour, stops will be made at all the key viewing areas including Goat Island
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cave of the Winds
You'll get up close to the mighty falls on the famous Maid of the Mist gorge cruise and then explore the Cave of the Winds Boardwalk which is situated right at the base of Bridal Veil Falls.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bridal Veil Falls
Hike along a series of wooden walkways up to the Hurricane Deck to come face to face with the fierce base of Bridal Veil Falls.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Whirlpool State Park
View the spectacular rapids along the lower Niagara River as they create one of the largest whirlpools of its kind in the world.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Three Sisters Island
See and experience the best of Niagara Falls on this 4-hour sightseeing tour of Niagara's American side.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Niagara Falls

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Niagara Falls American Side Highlights Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Niagara Falls American Side Highlights Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Niagara Falls American Side Highlights Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Niagara Falls American Side Highlights Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Niagara Falls American Side Highlights Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Niagara Falls American Side Highlights Tour.

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Great way to see the sights
Diana_W
, Jun 2021
Great variety of activities. Our driver, Prady, was very personable and knowledgeable. The Cave of the Winds and Maid of the Mist are exciting, and you will get wet, so be prepared. Altogether a very pleasant day, with genial bus mates and convenient pick up from your hotel.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for your comments. We hope to host you again.
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Tour & Guide hit a Grand Slam!
Michelle_S
, Jun 2021
Had a fantastic time and a great guide. Shelly picked us up from hotel and packed our day with awesome views, knowledge and experiences. We revisited some areas next day so we could spend more time. Our friends were blown away, as their 1st visit. Even though we have been here many times and we learned and experienced more with Shelly's tour expertise.
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Would do it again
Sheilia_R
, Jun 2021
The tour was wonderful and the tour guide made it fun. Deb was great and gave us a nice time with added attractions to see in our own
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Great experience
Marcia_B
, Jun 2021
A lot of fun! Very well organized and we got to see it all!! George was very kind, patient and full of fun facts!
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SUperb Fantastic experience
Raghuram
, Jun 2021
No words ..fantastic ......getting drenched at the falls is a sublime experience our tour operator Moe was great
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Best in Class Tour
Beverly_B
, Jun 2021
This is an excellent tour. Our tour guide, Larry, was very knowledgeable and shared tons of historical insights. We saw more of the Falls than we expected to see. We highly recommend this tour.
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If you want to experience a little of everything
Andrea_J
, Jun 2021
This experience was great and well worth the price. I believe we were guided to and through all of the relevant sites AND given excellent background information. As we did other excursions we already had the information they gave and more. Felt like I could possibly pass a portion of the guide test. I don’t believe there is any way I would have saw all of the attractions we saw on my own. Debbie was great. I hope this comment is not a two edged sword but I liked her calm excitement. I didn’t want or need the super over the top cheer leader excitement. I liked the call beforehand to confirm and get relevant information. I liked the personal touch of acknowledging why everyone was there and offering congratulations where applicable (our delayed anniversary). This was not my first choice tour but I’m sooo glad it’s where we landed.
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Self guided tour in uncomfortable silence
Yawn
, Jun 2021
The sites were amazing and breath taking! As for the tour-first they over booked and we got put on a different time which changed all of the time plans for the entire day! The tour guide was TERRIBLE! Bad attitude and totally rude. He didn't even speak to the group except to explain in rapid details where we were supposed to meet after each site. He was going to leave part of the group behind at the maid in the mist because they were 5 minutes late. But due to covid they only allow a few people on the elevator at a time and it takes 30 minutes or more to get 300 people off the boat and back up and no one else in the group would agree to leaving them. This ended up being a self guided tour in uncomfortable silence from the angry driver with road rage. I would never recommend this tour (especially if you have children unless you want them to sit on your lap the entire time including older kids)...there are so many different tours to choose from. It was supposed to be 4-5 hours and it was over 6 hours without stops for food and drinks and if you were lucky you ran late to make a quick trip to the restroom. You still have to wait in line for tickets although you PAID for it ahead of time. Just save your money and time...park at the visitors center and walk to each site.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for your feedback. Our apologies that your day was re-arranged due to tour time changes. This has improved since your tour with us. Attractions and tours were operating with limited capacities and this would certainly delay the length of the tour at that time. We will address your feedback to our guiding team as this helps us improve our services.
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Beautiful day, beautiful falls tour
Tasha_J
, Jun 2021
Such an amazing experience with this tour. We had Debbie as our tour guide and she made it fun and you learned the history behind the falls. Which was very interesting.. She called ahead to let us know her arrival time for hotel pickup, and asked if we was celebrating anything. Kinda like wanting to get to know you before you board the bus! She had also went out of her way to pickup tickets for an attraction before hand which was so nice that we didn't have to wait.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for your comments about your tour experience. We are thrilled that Debbie provided an exceptional tour.
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Recommended
Alberto_R
, Jun 2021
John is an excellent tourist guide, very knowledgeable. He cares about all the tourists, he even went to look for a lady who was missing for few minutes.
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