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Niagara: Half-Day Winery Tour with Tastings & Optional Lunch

1. Niagara: Half-Day Winery Tour with Tastings & Optional Lunch

Embark on a guided tour of Niagara's renowned wine region with 3 tour options. Join an inclusive tour designed for everyone, whether you're a connoisseur or simply want to share a drink with friends. The 4-hour Wine Country option centers around the Niagara-on-the-lake region, nestled on Lake Ontario, near the mouth of Niagara Falls. Sample wines at Pillitteri Estates, Inniskillin, and Konzelmann Estates, and enjoy free time for lunch and shopping in the quaint town. The 4-hour Twenty Valley option uncovers the idyllic beauty of Twenty Valley, visiting Creekside Estate Winery, Cave Spring Winery, and Kacaba Vineyards, followed by a luxurious 3-course lunch and free time in the charming enclave of Jordan Village. Choose the Deluxe Winery option for a 5-hour tour with tastings at Chateau des Charmes Winery, wine and ice wine tasting at Inniskillin Winery, as well as a 2-course lunch at Queen's Landing with panoramic river views. Afterward, take time to admire the vistas of Niagara-on-the-lake.

Niagara Falls, ON: 45-minute Jet Boat Tour on Niagara River

2. Niagara Falls, ON: 45-minute Jet Boat Tour on Niagara River

Are you looking to spend an exciting afternoon out in nature ? Then this stimulating jet-boat tour of the Niagara River is perfect for you. This tour is more than an adventure through the rapids - it is a chance to learn about the history of the Niagara River. Your knowledgeable guide will point out specific historical landmarks, and explain the differences between the American and Canadian sides of the river. Then, your expert guide will navigate the river to deliver a thrilling ride through the Class 5 rapids. The highlights of this part of the tour include entering Devil’s Hole, where the rapids begin, and experiencing the exhilarating 365° Hamilton Turn! The Wet Jet boats are designed with an open top to deliver a panoramic view but that means you will definitely get wet as you go through the rapids. You will be provided with the necessary gear to make your trip as comfortable as possible but there are no dry seats with this option! If you prefer to stay dry, you can still experience the excitement of the rapids on the Jet Dome tour. You will take the same journey as the Wet Jet tour, but the covered boat offers shelter from river rapids, keeping you dry and comfortable. Feel free to bring along a camera on this tour.

Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Niagara-on-the-Lake

3. Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Niagara-on-the-Lake

Explore Niagara Falls on a guided day trip from Toronto, with pickup from downtown Toronto and on-board commentary from your guide. Enrich your tour with an optional Niagara Falls boat cruise. Start with a scenic drive through Niagra-on-the-lake along the Niagara Parkway and marvel at Queenston Heights and Brock's Monument. Enjoy a stopover and see the hydroelectric power station, Whirlpool Rapids and Floral Clock. Upon arrival at Niagara Falls, get 3 hours of free time during which you can choose to take the Hornblower Niagara Cruise "Voyage to the Falls." Feel the thunder of the Journey Behind the Falls or get panoramic views from Skylon Tower (during the winter months). Take a break where you can go and purchase a delicious lunch at one of the various dine-in restaurants or fast food joints near Niagara Falls. After your break, sit back and relax in air-conditioned comfort as you travel by bus back to Toronto.

Toronto: Niagara Falls Premium Day Trip with Optional Cruise

4. Toronto: Niagara Falls Premium Day Trip with Optional Cruise

Visit the world-famous Niagara Falls on a hassle-free tour by premium bus from Toronto. With three tour options to choose from, prepare for an experience that will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.  Relax in the comfort of a premium climate-controlled bus as you begin your journey with your downtown Toronto pickup between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM. Enjoy lively commentary from your experienced guide on the scenic drive into the Niagara Region.  Pending the selected option, in Niagara Falls you can enjoy free time, savor a delicious a la carte lunch, and/or experience an attraction. In Summer, sail into the mist of the Falls with access to the seasonal boat ride 'Voyage to the Falls'. In winter or when the boat is not operating, there are two alternate attractions offered. Experience the 'Journey Behind the Falls', a year-round attraction that offers a unique view of the Falls or re-live a lifetime of Niagara's sensational true stories at the Imax Theater. The most popular tour option includes the attraction upgrade and lunch. Taste the very best of Niagara with exclusive seating at Queen Victoria Place Restaurant and savor a locally-sourced a la carte menu, paired with Ontario craft beers and Niagara VQA wines. Your tour concludes with your return to Toronto around 8:00 PM.

Toronto: Niagara Day Trip w/ Boat Tour & Niagara-on-the-Lake

5. Toronto: Niagara Day Trip w/ Boat Tour & Niagara-on-the-Lake

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 and 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. 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.

Toronto: Small Group Niagara Falls Tour with Pickup and Boat

6. Toronto: Small Group Niagara Falls Tour with Pickup and Boat

Experience a guided tour of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Experience the mighty waterfalls with stunning views. Enjoy commentary from your local and licensed tour guide. Receive expert guidance on the history of Niagara Falls, how to spend your free time in Niagara Falls, and any other questions you might have. Enjoy complimentary pickup from central hotels and locations across Downtown Toronto and Mississauga. Arrive in Niagara Falls around 10:00 AM to enjoy 4 hours (summer) or 3 hours (winter) of free time to explore the falls. Join 1-2 optional activities like the Niagara City Cruises boat ride (summer), Bird Kingdom, Journey Behind the Falls, Skylon Tower, or Niagara Helicopters. Visit the flashy Clifton Hill village for solo and family fun with activities like the Niagara SkyWheel, Ripley's Believe it or Not, an arcade, and more. Pack a lunch or order at a local restaurant, with an option to have a picnic by the waterfalls. Next, go on a scenic and narrated drive across the Niagara Parkway. Stop and take photos at iconic attractions along the way like the Niagara Whirlpool Rapids, the floral clock, Queenston Heights Park, a local country market, and/or other seasonal destinations. Return to your original location in Toronto in the afternoon and enjoy a full evening in the city with time for dinner and an evening event. Below is a full list of pick-up locations with exact times. These are within walking distance of all of Downtown Toronto. Look for an email after booking to confirm the pickup location and time. 1. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park – 7:45 AM 2. Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Downtown Hotel, 475 Yonge St – 7:55 AM 3. Chelsea Hotel Toronto, 33 Gerrard St W – 8:00 AM 4. Dundas Square / Dundas Station, 279 Yonge St – 8:10 AM 5. Queen Station / Dineen Coffee Co., 140 Yonge St – 8:10 AM 6. Hockey Hall of Fame / King Station, 30 Yonge St. – 8:10 AM 7. Fairmont Royal York Hotel / Union Station, 100 Front St W – 8:15 AM 8. InterContinental Toronto Centre, 225 Front St W – 8:15 AM 9. 300 Front St W – 8:20 AM 10. 352 Front St W – 8:20 AM 11. MISSISSAUGA: Pick-up from the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mississauga-Toronto Southwest, 2125 N Sheridan Way – 8:45 AM

From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Boat Cruise

7. From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Boat Cruise

Marvel at the grandeur of Niagara Falls on a 9.5-hour tour from Toronto. Travel along the scenic Niagara Parkway, stopping at the Floral Clock, Whirlpool Spanish Aero Car, the historical Niagara-on-the-Lake, and some scenic stops for pictures. Get up close to the Horseshoe Falls on a Niagara City Cruises "Voyage to the Falls." Along the way, you’ll hear about the area’s history and geography. After visiting several of the area's attractions, board a Niagara city cruise for a ride to the base of the Horseshoe Falls. Stop for lunch at a restaurant of your choice. If you selected the tour with the lunch option, enjoy lunch in the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel at the Fallsview Restaurant overlooking the falls. Take a scenic drive through Niagara Falls with views of Fort George, Brock’s Monument, Hydropower stations, Niagara River, Welland Canal, and picturesque vineyards along the Great Lakes - with a complimentary bottle of water provided — with a certified tour guide.

Toronto: Luxury Small-Group Niagara Falls Day Trip

8. Toronto: Luxury Small-Group Niagara Falls Day Trip

Your day begins with a complimentary pick-up at your downtown Toronto hotel and a ride in a deluxe Mercedes-Benz Sprinter to Niagara Falls. This tour is limited to just 12 participants, which means more flexibility, more personalized attention, and more photo stops. When you arrive in Niagara Falls, you’ll bypass the regular line and proceed directly to the boarding area for the iconic Hornblower Niagara boat tour "Voyage to the Falls". See the mighty Falls up close on this once-in-a-lifetime experience. After the boat tour, there will be some leisure time for lunch and an optional visit to the Journey Behind the Falls (admission not included). In the late afternoon, you’ll travel along the scenic Niagara Parkway, making several stops to take in the views and to take photos before reaching Niagara-on-the-Lake. Since the vehicles are smaller than large buses, you'll be able to stop right in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake, ensuring the maximum time to visit Canada's prettiest town. Be sure to let the supplier know in advance if you’d like to do a wine tasting. After a stop in the lovely town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, you’ll return to Toronto and be dropped off your downtown hotel.

From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Trip

9. 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.

Toronto: Small-Group Niagara Wine Region Tour

10. Toronto: Small-Group Niagara Wine Region Tour

Meet in central Toronto and travel for 90 minutes into the heart of the Niagara Wine Region located on the shores of Lake Ontario. Stop at the first of your award-winning wineries and enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at how the wines are produced. Then, enjoy a tasting session of a variety of excellent wines. Continue the tour with visits to 3 others wineries in the area with tastings also included at each location. Local staff will provide guided tours of the wineries, and explain more about their individual heritage and traditions. Make a stop for some lunch, at your own expense throughout the day. After you visit the fourth winery, be returned to downtown Toronto.

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What people are saying about Niagara-on-the-Lake

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,938 reviews

I did the trip to the Niagara Falls today and it was awesome. The tourguide picked everyone up in the morning and tried to make it comfortable for everyone. He explained some of his knowledge with us during the ride, which was pretty interesting. We had stops at the helicopter station, where we had the chance to fly with a helicopter above the Niagara Falls, the whirlpool, the American falls (the boat ride was there too), the Canadian falls and the small city Niagara-on-the-lake. We had free time at each station (about 1-1,5 hours except for the heli+ whirlpool station). I felt in such good hands with them and I would book a trip with them again definitely. It is a big recommendation from me!

Excellent experience tour guide so so kind, friendly, nice guy, Paul. Well organized, we wanted to stop at tye cheese shop, it was not on the itinerary but Paul took us there, we got wine, cheese, bread and had a feast!

Judy was an excellent host and gave us lots of interesting information. She was on topic, humorous and very thoughtful.

This is as a spur of the moment tour and I am so glad I went. I truly was a wonderful trip.

Excellent experience. Driver/the guide was great. Overall lovely experience.