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Escape from New York on this epic day trip to Niagara Falls. This Viator Exclusive, which you can find nowhere else, allows you to avoid lengthy airport procedures, skip the long lines and get right on the private 30-seater plan to Niagara Falls. Sightsee on your own at four-included attractions on both sides of the border or go around with a local guide who will regale you with anecdotes and intriguing historical tales. The full-day tour also includes the "Maid of the Mist" boat cruise and a buffet lunch. Plus, breakfast is served on the flight!

Highlights

  • Viator Exclusive Niagara Falls day trip by private charter plane from New York
  • Avoid lengthy airport procedures and enjoy a swift 1.5-hour flight non-stop from Long Island to Niagara Falls Airport
  • Visit either the US or Canada side, and sightsee independently with access to top attractions
  • Upgrade for a full-day guided tour on both sides, including Maid of the Mist cruise and lunch at Sheraton At The Falls
  • Visit Terrapin Point, Niagara Gorge, Table Rock, Giant Whirlpool, the Botanical Gardens and more (if selected)
  • Round-trip ground transfers and in-flight breakfast included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Why fly commercial with long airport security lines when you can take an executive jet with other travelers excited to see Niagara Falls? This exclusive tour combines posh, high-end travel with your choice of all-inclusive admissions or a fully guided tour for an unforgettable day trip!

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What You Can Expect

Viator Exclusive: Niagara Falls Day Trip from New York by Private Plane

Viator Exclusive: Niagara Falls Day Trip by Private Plane

Begin this Viator Exclusive guided tour from New York City to Niagara Falls by getting picked up at your hotel. After arriving at Republic Executive Airport on Long Island, skip the airport procedures, security check and long lines and hop right on the private plane. During the 90-minute flight, enjoy the view from the window and indulge in an in-flight breakfast. Once on the ground in Niagara Falls, get ready for the waterfalls. While other tours take you through Buffalo International Airport, a 40-minute drive once you've landed, this luxury charter takes you right to Niagara, a short 10-minute ride from all the attractions.

Board the comfortable couch for the short ride to the falls and learn about the history of the area from the knowledgeable guide. Enjoy the stunning legendary waterfalls and the many attractions nearby. Indulge in a delicious lunch (if you're traveling independently, lunch is on your own). Choose to explore on your own with five hours of free time or go with the local guide where you'll visit sites on both sides of the border (don't forget your passport). 

At day’s end, relax during your return flight with drop-off back in Manhattan. If you’re lucky, the pilot may fly over Niagara Falls en route, giving you the opportunity to take aerial pics from a unique vantage point.

Itinerary

Option 1: Full-Day Guided Tour (US and Canada)
With a guide in charge of your itinerary throughout the day, you’ll visit key landmarks of Niagara Falls by coach, including some walking. First, experience a scenic 30-minute ride aboard the world-famous Maid of the Mist, where you’ll get up close to the base of Niagara Falls, including the basin of Horseshoe Falls, located on the Canadian side (rain poncho provided).
Back on land on the US side, view the steep-walled Niagara Gorge and discover how the churning waters carved out this magnificent spectacle. After a tour of Niagara Falls State Park, stop at Terrapin Point and the American Observation Tower. See Goat Island, Three Sisters Islands and Luna Island, and enjoy great photo ops of the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls.
Crossing over to the Canadian shore (passport or visa required), enjoy a lunch buffet at Sheraton At The Falls, which overlooks the majestic cascades. Continue on to sights including the White Water Walk; Horseshoe Falls; Table Rock; Toronto Power Generating Station; Dufferin Islands; Oakes Garden Theatre; the Giant Whirlpool; and the Floral Showhouse, Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Glen and Botanical Gardens in Niagara Parks. If you'd like, enjoy time for souvenir shopping before your tour ends.
Option 2: Independent Experience (US-Side Attractions)
Meet your host on arrival, and travel by coach to the water’s edge. Your experience includes the following attractions:
‘Maid of the Mist’ Cruise:
Enjoy a 30-minute cruise aboard the Maid of the Mist, a 19th-century sightseeing boat. Travel around the base of the falls and into the basin of the thundering Canadian Horseshoe Falls!
Cave of the Winds Tour:
Wearing a souvenir rain poncho plus specially designed sandals, follow a guide along wooden walkways through a stormy mist zone within Niagara Gorge. At the Hurricane Deck, breathtaking torrents gush a few feet from you to create tropical storm conditions.
Niagara Adventure Theater:
Watch a 40-minute film inside the Niagara Falls State Park Visitor Center, and learn all about the Niagara Falls’ history.

Aquarium of Niagara:
This family-friendly aquarium on the banks of the Niagara Falls is home to penguins, seahorses and sea lions alongside more than 1,500 other aquatic animals that represent ecosystems from the Great Lakes to coral reefs.

Option 3: Independent Experience (Canada-Side Attractions)Show your passport or visa on arrival to your host, and then travel by coach to the Canada side, with access to the following attractions:
Hornblower Niagara Cruise:
Take a 30-minute cruise within Niagara Great Gorge. Have your camera poised, ready to capture close-up sights of the thundering American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and famous Horseshoe Falls.

Journey Behind the Falls:
Descend 150 feet (46 meters) by elevator to observation decks behind the gushing cascades of water. Walk through tunnels around the Cataract Portal and Great Falls Portal to both the upper- and lower-observation decks, and gaze in awe as the water crashes to the bottom of the Horseshoe Falls beside you.

Niagara’s Fury:
Stand on a moving platform while hearing ancient stories about Niagara Falls. Feel the air temperature drop, while water and snow is sprayed through the air; it’s an all-encompassing experience!

White Water Walk:
Take an elevator to the bottom of the Niagara Gorge, and walk along the boardwalk adjacent to the mighty rapids of the Niagara River.

Customer Reviews

kaysmith38

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A great experience, well organised trip and the bus driver had great local knowledge. A must do...

Hayley M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Wonderfule tour- worth the money. Go to the Canada side

Xiaodong J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Perfect tour, perfect guide - Nick is awesome!

Julie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was an amazing tour and so worth the investment. Wish we could have stayed longer.

Wade R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour is an absolute must. By far one of our best experiences while touring the USA

Victor V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The trip was excellent!

tcandrews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour was fantastic, the private plane was well worth it as it saved time so we were able to experience a longer time at the falls which were just majestic. The tour company was very professional and everything worked seamlessly. Highly recommend as a day tour from New York!!

Dennis Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour.

Mary M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Really well organised tour, bus and plane left on time. Would have liked more time on Canadian side, but long delay getting back into USA, so I suppose the guides have to plan for that. The best experience was the boat, and that can be done from either side.

Judy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The trip was amazing!

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