Tours of Niagara fallls
The Niagara Falls are surely one of a kind! The most powerful waterfalls in North America, the Niagara Falls form the international border between the United States (state of New York) and Canada (the province of Ontario).
(Source: paul bica)
While sightseeing tours for the Niagara Falls start from both countries (US and Canada), and observation towers/ decks are located in both countries too, you need the appropriate visas etc. to travel to the falls. The illumination of the falls can be viewed better from the Canadian side (because the lights are fixed on the Canadian side of the gorge, right behind the water of the Horseshoe Falls).
Keeping in mind all the criteria you want fulfilled on your trip (a ride aboard the Maid of the Mist, illumination works, tower view and being close to the falls), I'm going to suggest 3 tours for you. Let's check them out -
You'll view the falls from the American side, on the first tour. The 2nd tour is from the Canadian side, while the 3rd offers views of the falls and its many attractions from both sides of the border.
This tour includes everything you want in your Niagara Falls trip. Not only will you enjoy an absolutely thrilling ride aboard the world famous Maid of the Mist boat ride, but it'll also include the beautiful and colorful illumination of the falls at night. Rain gear is provided is also and you can view the falls from the top of the American Observation Tower.
American Niagara Falls @ Night (Source: Derek Hatfield)
Here's a review for the falls at night:
In the night the falls has a very surreal feel to it. It's almost like being on the clouds to be next to the falls- white and misty. The lights on the falls only adds to this feel as it turned red, amber, blue and green. You can hear audible gasps from the people around you and the kids just love it and cant get enough of it!
Address: 1329 Cypress Street, Walnut Creek, Ca 94596
Call: 1 866 431 1634 (Toll Free)
1 925 434 9000 (for calls from outside USA)
Hours: 4.30 pm. Its a 5 hour-long trip.
Tickets: $65.99 for adults (including attraction fees, parking fees, pick-up and drop-off service, road tolls, all surcharges, and tax).
Click here to make reservations. This tour DOES NOT require a Canadian visa.
The Niagara Falls Royal Canadian Illumination Tour by Van provides a spectacular view from the Canadian side of the Falls, along with the night time Illumination of the Falls. This tour includes a thrilling ride aboard the Maid of the Mist (along with rain gear), panoramic views of the falls atop the Konica Minolta Tower as well as a visit or view of the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls etc.
(Source: Bill Blevins)
Here's a review for this tour:
It was nice. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Overall a good time.
Hours: 3:30 pm/ 4:30 pm/ 5:00 pm/ 5:30 pm (from June 18 to October 9). Its a 4-5 hours long trip.
- New York: 5919 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304. You need to be at the location 15-20 minutes prior to the tour start time.
- Ontario: 5983 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3V2. You need to be at the location 15-20 minutes prior to the tour start time.
Ticket price: $71.91 for adults (includes attraction fees, parking fees, pick-up and drop-off service, road tolls, bridge tolls, all surcharges, and tax). There is a $4.95 processing fee per order, notwithstanding the number of tickets you book.
Click here to make your reservations. This tour requires a valid passport and visa to enter Canada. For multiple entry visas to the U.S.A. as well as a Canadian visa., please check this. For United States citizens and United States alien residents requiring a valid alien resident card, check here to know the requirements.
If you're part of a group of 4 people or more, then this tour is perfect for you. Its a day long tour that covers the falls and its many attractions from both the US and the Canadian sides. The 7-8 hour tour includes a ride aboard the Maid of the Mist, a journey behind the falls' scenic tunnels, a walk among the rapids on the White Water Boardwalk, a view the of the falls from atop the Minolta Tower or the Skylon Tower, as well as illumination works at the falls AND a buffet lunch overlooking the falls!
(Source: Bev Sykes)
Here's a review for the falls from the Canadian side (including a journey behind the falls) -
If you go to the falls,do yourself a favour and book a day tour to view from the Canadian side.You will need your passport to enter Canada but much better than the American side.The tour includes the MAID OF THE MIST boat. A walk behind the falls (a let down) and various other stops you wouldnt know about as a first time tourist.The power and the roar is something you need to experience as i cant do it justice in words.Enjoy it, we did!
Hours: 9.30 am daily
Ticket price: $170.91 for adults (attraction fees, parking pees, Pick-up & drop-off service, road tolls, bridge tolls, lunch, meal taxes, meal gratuity, all surcharges, and tax).
Click here to make reservations for the tour.
Are these tour suggestions helpful? I sure hope so! They all serve your purpose quite well and I'm sure you'll have an awesome trip at the falls.
If you're okay with these tours and you want some more help planning your trip, let me know and I'll help you out with suggestions for some more things to see and places to stay, eat etc.
Cheers, until then!
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