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Niagara Falls, Canada: Walking Tour with Cruise & the Falls

1. Niagara Falls, Canada: Walking Tour with Cruise & the Falls

Dedicate a day to the mesmerizing Niagara Falls on a guided walking tour. Be on the first funicular of the day and descend into the gorge for the Voyage to the Falls boat tour. Walk around the boardwalk before taking part in the Journey Behind the Falls experience. Meet your friendly guide and group in front of the funicular in the morning and take in panoramic views as you make your way down to the Voyage to the Falls boat tour. Climb aboard and feel the power of Niagara Falls up close. Ascend back up and enjoy an informative walking tour around the boardwalk. View the site of the former Honeymoon Bridge, learn about famous celebrities and daredevils who visited this site, and take a great photo at Horseshoe Falls. Arrive at the Table Rock Welcome Center and get ready for the Journey Behind the Falls experience. Climb down the stairs into the rocky caves behind the waterfalls and follow a ledge to a viewing point beside the cascades.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Zipline to The Falls

2. Niagara Falls, Canada: Zipline to The Falls

Discover stunning of views of Niagara Falls and get your adrenaline rushing with this zipline ticket. Zipline 67 meters above the Niagara River Gorge and 670 meters past the American Falls. Take a comfortable van back your starting point. Join Niagara's most exciting and unique Falls viewing experience. Benefit from express admission by completing your waiver online in advance of arrival. Head directly to the launch kiosk where staff will accompany you via elevator up to the zipline launch pad. Be kitted out with a helmet and a comfort safety harness. You'll receive all the safety instructions you'll need so that you can simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the views. Sense the incredible force of nature as you soar 67 meters above the famous Niagara River Gorge and glide smoothly 670 meters past the American Falls towards the awesome power, thundering roar and amazing mist of the mighty Canadian Horseshoe Falls, and arrive at the Falls Observation Landing Deck. Enjoy the very best viewing and photo opportunity of the world-famous Niagara Falls in all its glory. Finally, return to the top in comfort aboard air-conditioned passenger vans.

Niagara Falls, USA: American Tour & Maid of The Mist

3. Niagara Falls, USA: American Tour & Maid of The Mist

Experience the adventure, beauty, and natural wonder that is Niagara Falls, USA. Your half-day tour includes the American Observation Tower, the world-famous 'Maid of The Mist' boat ride, the 'Cave of the Winds' adventure, and a visit to the historic Niagara Falls State Park. Admire the stunning Falls from atop the American Observation Tower. Get up close to the mighty Falls on the Maid of The Mist boat ride and Cave of the Winds adventure. Hear the thundering roar and feel the mist on your face on the cruise. Tour Niagara State Park, the oldest in the USA and home to the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls, and a portion of the Horseshoe Falls. Marvel at breathtaking vistas and delve into the rich history of the daredevils who tried to conquer the falls

Canada: Niagara Falls Helicopter Ride and Boat Trip

4. 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 - October only). When the boat cruise is not operating, experience the fun interactive Niagara Fury and the Butterfly Conservatory. 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.

From Toronto: Niagara Falls Evening Tour With Boat Cruise

5. 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.

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 an air-conditioned deluxe vehicle, and enjoy a guided tour of this famous natural wonder. Experience the Maid of the Mist boat (during season), the Bridal Veil Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and much more. Begin with pickup at your Niagara Falls hotel, then enjoy a thrilling ride aboard the world-famous Maid of the Mist boat to set the atmosphere for the day ahead. Admire panoramic views of the falls atop the Skylon Tower and receive free return passes for next time. From here, enoy 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, descend 175 feet in an elevator to experience the river up close and personal. Walk along the Hurricane Deck at the base of the Bridal Veil Falls and sense the ferocious waters of the falls rush past and under you, displaying their full force. Raincoats are provided, and you will need them. During your tour, you'll also 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, depending on winter/ice conditions), The Journey Behind the Falls or Hornblower Niagara Cruise (subject to availability) replaces the Maid of the Mist Boat Ride. In addition, the Niagara Legends of Adventure Movie replaces the Cave of the Winds during this period. Attractions are seasonal and operate subject to weather conditions.

From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Trip

7. From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Trip

See Niagara Falls on a day trip from Toronto. Stop at Table Rock to take some great pictures at Horseshoe Falls along the way. Marvel at the scenery during your stop at Clifton Hill. Take some time to soak up the colors and lights. Explore Niagara-on-the-lake, and take part in a wine tasting. Explore Niagara Falls at your own pace, with plenty of time to visit local attractions or go on a Niagara Falls Cruise.

From Buffalo: Customizable Private Day Trip to Niagara Falls

8. 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.

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What people are saying about Horseshoe Falls

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,409 reviews

Our tour guide, Roland, was funny and full of local facts. He made the day fun. We enjoyed the Maid of the Mist cruise, Cave of the Winds, a drive over to the Candian side for a drive along the gorge to view the power plants and of course the US Falls and the Candian Falls. Our only surprise was the cost of the fast food meal we had, $68 for a burger/FF and chicken tenders/FF plus a salad and drinks. Since it was Victoria Day weekend, waits were longer and crowds were large. The tour picked us up at 10 am and we got dropped back at our B&B at 7:30 pm. Longer day than a 6 hour tour.

Martina was a good guide, well organized but because of the bad weather the helicopters didn't fly. However, with the voucher we were able to go the next day. This is highly recommended: the tour, the guide and the company! Too bad the windows of the Skylon tower were fogged up.

Flawless it was great. It’s my 3rd time booking a tour with GetYourGuide and I am always so happy with their organization… thank you. Our Tour Guide SAM was awesome… kept us laughing the entire 6hs tour.

Great guide (Nic), who more than made up for the disappointment of the boats not running the day of our trip

Amazing views, friendly atmosphere, great tour guide, all around tremendous to see! Thank you