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Hornblower Niagara Cruises: Our most recommended tours and activities

Canada: Niagara Falls Helicopter Ride and Boat Trip

1. Canada: Niagara Falls Helicopter Ride and Boat Trip

Take a combination tour of Niagara Falls to see the mighty waterfall from several different perspectives from the Canadian side of the Falls, considered the best side to view both the American and Horseshoe Falls. Fly directly above the falls and the whirlpool rapids to get a bird’s-eye view during a 12-minute helicopter flight. Admire the dramatic sight of this natural beauty from the air. Then, see the power of Niagara Falls up close onboard the Hornblower Niagara Cruise boat ride "Voyage to the Falls" (May - November only). When the boat cruise is not operating, experience the fun interactive Niagara Fury and the Butterfly Conservatory from December - April. Admire 360-degree views from the observation deck of the Skylon Tower, also enjoy a spectacular lunch at the Skylon Tower's Summit Suite Buffet. Experience breathtaking views from the top of the tower while choosing from a variety of mouthwatering dishes. Your last stop is "Journey Behind the Falls", where you'll go below as well as behind the iconic Horseshoe Falls. The tour concludes with your safe return to your pickup location.

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

2. 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: Winter Festival of Lights Guided Walking Tour

3. Niagara Falls: Winter Festival of Lights Guided Walking Tour

Admire the stunning array of Christmas lights that surround you as you explore the festive Niagara Falls. Your guide will lead you on a tour through Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights and introduce you to iconic landmarks like Niagara Falls and vibrant Clifton Hill. Hear why Niagara Falls is one of the world's most sought-after tourist destinations from your guide as you head towards Skylon Tower, Niagara Casino and other popular attractions. Learn a lot on fascinating facts about the city and the iconic falls. As you walk amongst thousands of Christmas lights you'll be filled with the holiday spirit. Take amazing photos of decorated houses, trees, and famous landmarks including the roaring falls.

From Buffalo: Customizable Private Day Trip to Niagara Falls

4. From Buffalo: Customizable Private Day Trip to Niagara Falls

Embark on a private journey from Buffalo or Niagara Falls, New York. Taste wine and eat and shop (at your expense) in the pretty and quaint town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Customize your experience to include a winery stop, a chocolate factory or brewery visit, a stroll in Queens Royal Park, or anything else. Visit Niagara Falls. Your driver-guide will pick you up in Buffalo or Niagara Falls, NY, and help you create a world-class experience perfect for you and your friends or family. Get comfortable in a private vehicle exclusive to your group. Head to the prettiest town in Canada, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Wander, shop, eat, drink, and see all the sights. Opt for tastings or to dine at a couple of the nearby wineries. Visit the chocolate factory or sip a cold one at one of the craft breweries. Experience Queens Royal Park and journey down the scenic Niagara Parkway, stopping for photo ops along the way. Visit Queenston Heights Park, climb Brock's Monument, experience the amazing depths of the Niagara Gorge and the breathtaking views of the winding Niagara River. Relax on the ride into Niagara Falls, past Oaks Garden Theater, through Queen Victoria Park, and soon to the grand spectacle of the waterfalls. See the Rainbow Falls, the Bridal Veil, and the spectacular Horseshoe Falls in all their glory. Humble to the power of Mother Nature. Walk Clifton Hill, go behind the waterfall, ride the Hornblower Cruise and the SkyWheel, experience the Spanish cable car, and more. Return to your pickup location.

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

5. 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 Hornblower Niagara Cruises

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 822 reviews

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable of the area and gave us lots of information and fun facts about the area. He was funny and made us all feel at ease. He was very approachable and answered everyone's questions when we asked. He also remembered where we were all from in the group ie. Uk America Canada which was a nice touch when some information was relevant He made the effort to include us.

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.

Beautiful night for a tour of the lights along the walkway of the falls. Linda was engaging and provided wonderful stories along with historical facts.

Absolutely perfect! Our guide Daniel had lots of wonderful stories and historic information he shared with us! Highly recommend it!

The tour was very good and our guide Danial was excellent. I would totally recommend this.