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

1. 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: Small-Group Niagara Falls Tour with Winter Activity

2. Toronto: Small-Group Niagara Falls Tour with Winter Activity

Experience a guided tour of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and discover the mighty waterfalls with stunning views. Enjoy historical and behind-the-scenes commentary from your local and licensed tour guide. Your day will start with complimentary pickup from central hotels and locations across Downtown Toronto and Mississauga and arrive in Niagara Falls around 10:00 AM to enjoy around 4 hours of free time to explore the falls and experience famous Niagara Falls attractions. Take this tour in the summer and experience the Hornblower Boat Cruise. This is the famous boat ride experience, formally called the Maid of the Mist. Get up close on a boat cruise to the Niagara Gorge, American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and into the heart of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. In the winter, add either one or both of the Journey Behind the Falls and Niagara's Fury experiences. With Journey Behind the Falls, you will have close vantage points to see the breadth of the icy Horseshoe Falls up close. Experience the 130-year-old tunnels beneath the bedrock of the Falls and get a view of one-fifth of the world’s freshwater crashing down. Next, visit Niagara’s Fury and step inside a 4D motion theatre. Discover the ancient story of Niagara Falls in a multi-sensory simulation of the last Ice Age. Then, visit the flashy Clifton Hill strip for solo and family fun with activities like the Niagara SkyWheel, Ripley's Believe it or Not, and an arcade. Pack a lunch or order at a local restaurant, with an option to have a picnic by the waterfalls. After your free time in Niagara Falls, enjoy local treats with maple syrup and a chocolate fudge-tasting tour. You'll also have the opportunity to purchase souvenirs and local desserts. 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, and the Niagara Power Station. Return to your original location in Toronto around 5 PM and enjoy a full evening in the city with time for dinner and time to plan an evening event for yourself.

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

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

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.

Toronto: City Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

4. Toronto: City Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

Experience Toronto from above as you take to the skies and look down through the tall skyscrapers at what downtown has to offer. Select the 15-kilometer flight for approximate 7 minutes in the air above downtown Toronto. Alternatively, treat yourself to the 35-kilometer flight and see more with approximately 12 minutes in the air.  Your adventure begins at a boutique island airport downtown, located just minutes from the Toronto Harbour Front, Rogers Centre, and CN Tower. A friendly and easy check-in at the front desk will be followed by a short wait and a pre-flight briefing. Everyone will wear audio headsets complete with microphones so you can speak to each other on the tour.  The tour will make a perfect figure eight pattern over the city and you will see everything, a carefully designed tour route means everyone gets to see the city equally. At 2,000 feet, you will be as high as the second pod on the CN Tower and the view is incredible. Fly right over the downtown center with sights such as Ripley's Aquarium and the Rogers Center, on a clear day you may even see the mist coming off Niagara Falls. Averaging speeds of 100 miles per hour, you will be amazed at how far you can travel without congested streets and traffic lights. Take in the breathtaking views through the unique floor-to-ceiling glass from your guaranteed window seat. Your tour will conclude at your return to the helicopter base.

From New York City: Niagara Falls & 1000 Islands 3-Day Tour

5. From New York City: Niagara Falls & 1000 Islands 3-Day Tour

Experience the fury of Niagara Falls with a ride on the Maid of the Mist and cruise through the Thousand Islands on this three-day tour from New York City. Day 1: New York - Finger Lakes - Niagra Falls An early morning departure takes you north from the Big Apple as you pass the beautiful Delaware Gap to Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Walk through Watkins Glen Canyon to visit the beautiful waterfalls and then continue to Niagara Falls, passing Seneca Lake, where you will arrive in the late afternoon. Tour the U.S. side of the falls including the American Falls, Goat Island, and Luna Island. At night, tour Niagara Falls where you can marvel at the colorful lighting of the waters while on board the Maid of the Mist. Overnight: Ramada by Wyndham. Day 2: Niagra Falls - Toronto - 1000 Islands Start the day with the Horseshoe Falls’ view followed by a visit to the picturesque village of Niagara on the Lake. We continue to Toronto, the financial capital of Canada. Visit the HTO Park, Brookfield Place, city hall, and The Distillery Historic District.  Towards the evening, take off from Toronto along the world-famous Lake Ontario for an evening arrival to the 1000 Islands area (in April, based on weather conditions, you may return to Niagara Falls to stay overnight). Overnight: Gananoque at Comfort Inn (April: Ramada by Wyndham). Day 3: 1000 Islands - New York  Start the day with a cruise through the amazing 1000 Islands along the St. Laurence River. See the houses of the rich and famous built atop private islands. After lunch, head to New York State. On the way, enjoy a shopping excursion at one of the large outlet malls where you can shop for bargains in name-brand stores before your return to New York City in the evening.

Algonquin Park: Adventure Tour from Toronto

6. Algonquin Park: Adventure Tour from Toronto

Take a break from the bustle of Toronto and head into nature for a day. Visit Canada's oldest provincial park on a guided excursion. Get picked up from the meeting point and drive to Algonquin. Spend an enriching 6 hours at the park snowshoeing, hiking, spotting wildlife, canoeing, and swimming. Hop aboard the van in Toronto and head toward the park on a relaxing drive. If there's enough snow, put on your snowshoes for a combined snowshoeing and hiking experience. The activity begins with a short waterfall hike with views sure to take your breath away. Walk up to this hidden gem and marvel at the water gushing over craggy surfaces and glistening in the sun. Continue onto Booth's Rock Trail Hike toward an amazing lookout over Rock Lake and the Algonquin Park woods. This trail takes about 3 hours but is paced for beginners. You don't need to have any hiking experience. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as you follow the trails — you may just see moose, black bears, beavers, wild turkeys, and turtles. Pass by sparkling lakes and stop at lookouts along the way. Opt to take a swim around Popcorn Island, witnessing the natural beauty from yet another vantage point. Hop in a canoe and your guide will lead you around on Canoe Lake. End the day having fully experienced the wonderful Algonquin Provincial Park. Get dropped off at the meeting point in Toronto.

From New York City: 5-Day Tour w/Niagara Falls & White House

7. From New York City: 5-Day Tour w/Niagara Falls & White House

Embark on a 5-day trip to Niagara Falls, Toronto, the 1000 Islands, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and the Amish Country in Lancaster from New York City. Witness the magnificent Niagara Falls, visit the Arlington National Cemetery, and enjoy the convenience of included accommodation and entry tickets. Day 1: NEW YORK – FINGER LAKES – NIAGARA FALLS Depart from the Big Apple heading north where you will pass the beautiful Delaware Water Gap to Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Walk through Watkins Glen Canyon to visit the beautiful waterfalls and then continue to Niagara Falls passing Seneca Lake, arriving in the late afternoon. Tour the US side of Niagara including the American Falls, Goat Island, and Luna Island. Experience the power of Niagara aboard the Maid of the Mist. At night, you can appreciate the colorful lighting of the waters. Stay at the Ramada by Wyndham. Day 2: NIAGARA FALLS – TORONTO – 1000 ISLANDS Start with the magnificent Horseshoe Falls view followed by the visit to the picturesque village of Niagara on The Lake. Continue to Toronto, the financial capital of Canada. Visit the HTO Park, Brookfield Place — home of the Hockey Hall of Fame — City Hall, and The Distillery Historic District. Towards the evening, depart Toronto east along the world-famous Lake Ontario for an evening arrival to the 1000 Islands area (in April, based on weather conditions the tour may return to Niagara Falls for overnight). Stay overnight at Gananoque – Comfort Inn (April, Niagara Falls – Ramada by Wyndham). Day 3: 1000 ISLANDS – NEW YORK Start the day with a cruise through the amazing 1000 Islands along the St. Laurence River. See the houses of the rich and famous built atop private islands — such as Boldt Castle and Heart Island. Enjoy a shopping excursion at one of the large outlet malls along the way. Arrive at your hotel in New Jersey at the La Quinta Inn and Suites. Day 4: NEW JERSEY – PHILADELPHIA – WASHINGTON DC Depart from New Jersey to Pennsylvania and to the city of brotherly love Philadelphia. Visit the famous Liberty Bell, Constitution square, and Congress Hall. Continue on a panoramic tour of Philadelphia that includes the financial district, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Historic Philadelphia, and more. See the famous “Rocky Steps” and then continue to Lancaster county home of the Amish people. Enjoy an authentic Amish Buggy ride through the Amish farm country. In the late afternoon, depart east for an evening arrival in Washington DC where you will stay at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Alexandria. Day 5: WASHINGTON DC – NEW YORK Start the day with a visit to Thomas Jefferson Memorial, by the Tidal Basin, surrounded by famous Japanese cherry blossom trees. Visit the Arlington National Cemetery, the Changing of the Guard, and the Kennedy family gravesite. The next stop is Capitol Hill. See the US Capitol and the White House to understand the core of the US government. Continue to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (while the Air and Space Museum is closed due to renovations) before visiting the Lincoln, Korea, and Vietnam Memorials. In the late afternoon, depart for an evening arrival in New York.

From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Boat Cruise

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

Marvel at the grandeur of Niagara Falls on a 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.

From Toronto: Niagara Falls Evening Tour With Boat Cruise

9. 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.

From Toronto: Day Trip to Bruce Peninsula National Park

10. From Toronto: Day Trip to Bruce Peninsula National Park

Explore Canada's expansive wilderness on a guided day tour from Toronto. See the roaring Inglis Falls, stretch your legs on a hike to Marr Lake in Bruce Peninsula National Park, and visit Tobermory's lighthouse. Meet your guide and driver in Toronto and head out to start the first activity on your tour, visiting the lighthouse in Tobermory. Enjoy the sound and view of crystal-clear Georgian Bay water by the lighthouse at Big Tub Harbor. Discover the park's hidden gems with your guide. Hike along Horse Lake to find a secluded beach surrounded by the Cliffs of Georgian Bay. Take a rest and relax by the shores and enjoy walking on the frozen shores of Georgian Bay.  Once you're ready, continue hiking to Indian Head Cove, the Grotto, and Marr Lake. After your hike, head to Inglis Falls and enjoy a view of frozen waterfalls.

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We had a small group of 7 which was perfect. The small motor coach had spacious comfortable seats with good leg room. It was preferable to the huge tour buses. Peter our guide picked us up at the Fairmont where we stayed so it was super convenient. We enjoyed the stops at Table Rock, the maple syrup tasting and Niagara on the Lake. We did not do the boat ride and chose to leisurely enjoy the various vantage points of the falls instead. We felt we got close enough to see and feel the power of the falls and even felt the mists from below. The itinerary was well timed and we did not feel rushed. We left at 8:30am and came back into downtown Toronto by 5:00pm just in time for our dinner reservation. It was a very enjoyable tour. Our guide Peter was pleasant, laid back and efficient. Just the right amount of talk without being chatty. We even took him up on his recommendation about Tim Horton’s chicken noodle soup!

We throughly enjoyed our trip to Niagara. Bernard was a fantastic and helpful tour guide - he was very accommodating. Niagara is beautiful and defiantly worth seeing if you can fit it in. What we must enjoyed about this trip was having the opportunity to go to the town Niagara on the Lake - it really added to the day. Definitely worth going with this tour guide as the whole process of getting to Niagara was stress free. Boat trip is worth doing but be warned you will get a bit damp.

WOW WOW WOW. It was such an amazing experience with great people. Everything went smoothly. Kayaking was a ton of fun. & the hike to the grotto is so worth it, it’s beyond beautiful. Highly recommend!

The trip was so well organised - and the Falls, awe inspiring of course! You must do the boat trip too, just amazing! Our driver, Kaleb, was so friendly and informative, thank you. recommended!

Excellent and very helpful guide, Tony. Full of information and so nice.