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On this Niagara Falls day trip from New York, fly to the falls by plane to maximize your time at this world wonder on the American-Canadian border. You’ll see the falls from multiple angles as you tour both the Canada and US sides, plus take a Niagara boat cruise or experience the Journey Behind the Falls, depending on the time of year of your tour. With a return flight to Manhattan, it’s easy to get to and from Niagara Falls from New York in one exciting day of adventure both in the air and on the water.


  • Full-day trip to Niagara Falls from New York by air
  • Round-trip flight from New York City to upstate New York
  • Guided tour of Niagara Falls from American and Canadian sides
  • Niagara Falls boat ride or Journey Behind the Falls
  • Buffet lunch at a restaurant overlooking the falls, including soft drinks, tea or coffee
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Pickup and drop-off from Midtown Manhattan hotels

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What You Can Expect

Niagara Falls Day Trip from New York by Air

Niagara Falls Day Trip from New York by Air

Your day trip to Niagara Falls starts with the transfer from Manhattan to the airport, where you’ll hop aboard the plane for your approximate 1-hour flight from New York City to upstate New York. When you arrive, make the bus journey to the falls with your tour guide, who leads you on an exploration of Niagara sights on both the American side and Canadian side.

Fuel up with a buffet lunch at a restaurant overlooking the falls, and then embark on one of two experiences, depending on the time of year of your tour. In the warmer months (usually May to October), take a 30-minute boat ride on the waters of the Niagara River for an up-close look at American Falls and Horseshoe Falls, cruising close enough to the base of the powerful cascades to feel the spray of water on your skin.

During the cooler months (generally November to April), get a deeper look at the waterfall on Journey Behind the Falls, an attraction that allows you to walk behind the sheets of water for a different perspective. When your time at Niagara is up, return to New York City by air to end your day trip.

Please note:
  • Due to the extreme popularity of this tour, a minimum 5-day advance booking is required.
  • Due to current TSA policies, each passenger's date of birth, passport name, passport number, expiration date and country are required at the time of booking. Failure to provide this information will result in your reservation not being completed. Contact info and/or your New York hotels must also be provided in order to complete your reservation.
  • Passenger(s) MUST have the required documentation to enter Canada.
  • Depending on weather at the time of your tour, Niagara Falls boat cruises could continue into November, or may cease earlier than October 31.

Customer Reviews

Alexander S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great tour! Everything was very well planned out! You fly to buffalo then are met by your guide Eduardo who is extremely knowledgable. Very long day but totally worth it.

Alan D Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Canadian side absolutely brilliant.

gary h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Having read the last few reviews, there really isn't anything else to add. But I feel obliged to, just to compound what a great experience this trip was. Viator, really does deserve a pat on the back. For as jaw dropping as The Falls are, a day trip like this is really made or broken with the organisation. From the moment we were picked up from our hotel at 5.20am, to when we were dropped back at 22.00, the day ran like clockwork. This included transfers to and from airports, our boarding passes were retrieved for us. Going through Canadian customs, and USA customs on our return. Transfer to The Falls, lunch at The Sheraton, overlooking The Falls. A boat ride into The Falls. All of this , plus we had the company of our tour guide Guisseppe. What or who that man does't know, isn't worth knowing. Friendly, knowledgable, helpful. The list is endless. I can't speak highly enough of my experience on this trip.

Debbie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was a great day, it was a very long day though. We were picked up at 5.30am and returned to our hotel at about 11pm. The transfer staff were friendly and helpful and when we arrived in Buffalo our tour guide Guisseppe was very friendly and very knowledgable and made for a really enjoyable day. We spent most of our time on the Canadian side of the falls which I was really happy with because the view is much much better. This tour is well worth doing, I would do it again.

Heather W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Absolutely Fantastic!! We flew from Kennedy Airport to Buffalo with JetBlue. We had roomy seats with personal monitors and complimentary snacks and drinks even thought the flight was only an hour long. Our friendly and informative tour guide Giuseppe was waiting for us at the airport. He has obviously been doing this job for a while as everyone knew him and he was extremely well liked this helped a lot when skipping the lines. We had no trouble crossing the border into Canada, In fact the officials there were so friendly they were telling us jokes. Giuseppe showed us the power stations and took us to a lovely and quaint gift shop where they gave us samples of maple syrup cookies. We had lunch at the Sheraton where the views are tremendous. We then went on the Hornblower which was absolutely amazing and it was worth the long day just for that. Afterwards Giuseppe took us to the top of the horseshoe falls where the view is stunning! We loved all of our trip to NY but this was definitely the highlight!

Rebecca Louise W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

What an amazing experience!! The booking and confirmation was very easy and went without a hitch. All the staff from start to finish was very welcoming and friendly who answered every question with interest. The whole trip was organised amazingly meaning we had a stress free day. We travelled on a mini bus with Spanish people too but the tour guide ensured that everyone was given the same information which was very informative. He couldn't have tried harder to ensure that everyone was happy. We stopped off several times throughout the day at different parts of the falls as well as having lunch on the Canadian side with amazing views of the falls. As we travelled in February the boat was not running so we went behind the falls which was included in the trip. Overall an amazing experience and well worth every penny!! Just be prepared for the freezing temperature if you are travelling in winter.... it was -15 degrees Celsius with a feel temperature of -22!!

Simon P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Be prepared for a long and tiring day. In the winter, you will need very warm clothing as the weather can be biting cold. You will be collected from a designated hotel at approximately 05:00. Stops will be made at further hotels to collect others. When you arrive at the Airport, your driver will hand you your boarding pass with information on gate numbers etc.
Once through security and airside, you can shop, have breakfast and rest until your flight is called.
The hour long flight is comfortable with free in flight snack.
Once you have disembarked, you will be met by your guide for the day.
Ours was Giuseppe. A very pleasant, affable and entertaining fellow. He was very knowledgeable in his field. He provided a running commentary and answered all questions with enthusiasm.
All our stops were long enough to visit the attractions with sufficient time for small explorations and photographs.
Lunch was an all you can eat buffet at The Sheraton Hotel on the Canadian side. It was mainly salads for vegetarians but tasty none the less.
There is a further fee involved which is a voluntary 15 gratuity for the guide.
That is 15 of the cost of the tour! I was rather annoyed at being informed of this at the beginning of the tour but by the end of it, I was happy to hand over the cash to Giuseppe.
It is a very long day, especially is you have to get up very early to hop across NYC to the designated pick up hotel for 05:00. Our flight was delayed which meant we did not get back until approximately 22:00.
All in all a great day out and a tour that is an experience you would be silly to miss.

Jen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

awesome tour! great guide and I took a lot of photos!

Sharine B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

great tour very good guide out of season so no waiting in line good quality lunch included will use again.

Shane B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

It was excellently organized and everything went extremely smoothly. Our guide Eduardo was very knowledgeable and considerate. We would highly recommend it for those with only a day to spare.

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