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From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

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From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

Activity provider: Royal City Tours
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From US$ 200 US$ 180 per person

Experience one of the world's most remarkable natural wonders on a full-day tour of Niagara Falls on the American side of the border.

About this activity

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Duration 22 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup optional
Pickup from your accommodation in New York City. If you decide to change the pickup location please notify the local partner about the change. If for any reason you are late at the pickup location please contact the local supplier by phone. Out of respect to the other customers, the waiting time at the pickup location will be no more than 10 minutes.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Ride the famous "Maid of the Mist" boat close to the cascades of Niagara Falls
  • Get amazing views of Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls
  • Visit Goat Island and Luna Island, and all the observatories surrounding the falls
  • Spend 5 hours admiring the roar of Niagara Falls
  • Witness the amazing light show in the night (available only with morning departure tour)
  • Stand in awe while the fireworks sparkle above the falls (available only with morning departure tour seasonal attraction)
Full description

Depart New York City and journey to Niagara Falls in New York State to experience the natural wonder from multiple perspectives. Ride the famous Maid of the Mist boat and get up close to attractions such as Horseshoe Falls and American Falls.

Leave NYC late at night to arrive in the early morning to morning-mist rainbows and the falls’ magnificent roars. Alternatively, depart New York City in the morning for a chance to see the falls change from day to night, and to witness a light show and fireworks.

Hear the roar of the waterfalls and see magical rainbows that'll take your breath away in the early morning before the crowds arrive. Climb aboard the famous Maid of the Mist boat to get up close to the immense Horseshoe Falls.

Visit attractions such as the uninhabited Goat Island and Luna Island on the Niagara River. Get stunning views of the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls and gaze in awe at the rapids of the Niagara River as it tumbles towards the amazing cascades.

Includes
  • Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Visit to Niagara Falls
  • Maid Of The Mist” (not included in "transportation only" option)
  • Pick-up and drop off at selected hotels (not included in "transportation only" option)
  • Driver/guide
  • Multilingual guide
  • Entrance and national park fees
  • Entrance ticket
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Souvenirs
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel. If for any reason you are late, please contact the local partner by phone. Out of respect to the other customers, the waiting time at the pickup location will be no more than 10 minutes.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • Restrooms may not be available on the vehicle
  • This is a bilingual English and Spanish tour
  • No visa is required to visit Niagara Falls on the American side of the border
  • The vehicle size will depend on the number of reservations
  • Reservations are based on availability
  • There is a possibility to visit the Canadian side of the waterfalls on your own. In order to do that you will need to have your passport and Canadian Visa
  • The"Maid of the Mist" boat ride is a seasonal activity operating May to November
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 76 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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We left Times Square at 11:30 pm to arrive by bus after two stops in rest areas at 7 the next morning. 1 hour for breakfast and then we started the tour with the guide. Excellent guide !! Really really good. Unfortunately the waterfalls are not to be visited when we went (late April) as it is still very cold, the trees are bare. We saw practically nothing of the main waterfall due to cloud. We didn't take the boat ride, but we got into the observation tower for free. Well worth it, overall a great experience. Negative note: the bus is uncomfortable, very noisy, bad toilets. The Wi-Fi is so slow it feels like it doesn't.

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May 4, 2022

The trip is a beating, but it's worth it. They have it very well organized. We left at 7 o'clock and made two stops along the way. Upon arrival we did a tour of about 4 hours and then we were able to have dinner and see the illuminated falls on our own. At 21 o'clock we were picked up and made a stop towards the beginning. The only bad thing is that the wifi sometimes did not work, but I do not consider it very important.

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April 21, 2022

Trip was long, but that was what was expected. Daniel was an excellent driver, albeit the bus being pretty cramped. Unless you are excellent in sleeping in cars with limited space, expect to come back tired. The tour itself was beautiful and our tour guide Brian was amazing. Definitely knew his stuff and enhanced the experience. The other members of our group actually left pretty early into the tour, but Brian kept going and gave us a private tour.

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June 18, 2021

Product ID: 151799