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Wow - best experience yet... to go by plane is excellent in terms of journey time...breakfast served within a few minutes of boarding - bus to Canada side waiting for us when we got off the plane... when you get to the visitor centre they prioritize your sights to see to ensure you see everything in the time you are there. We visited the White water, behind the falls and Hornblower cruise which takes you right into the mist on the horseshoe falls
At first sight this tour is quiet expensive, but I must say it was totally worth it. The Falls are, of course, breathtaking. Also the pick up, the flights with the jet and everything were very well organised. I chose the US side. We left from Times Square at 6:10 am and arrived in Niagara Falls shortly after 9 am, so we had enough time to do all the sightseeing. I enjoyed this tour and would like to recommend it to everyone.
What an amazing experience, possibly the best day of my life so far. The alarm was set for 4.30, we walked up to Times Square to meet the bus for 6am. The bus was gorgeous, leather seats, air con, luxury! It took just over an hour to drive up to Farmingdale, where we were delivered to the bottom of the stairs to our private plane. I am not a very confident flyer, and these little planes are not for the faint hearted. Altogether there were 7 of us on this trip. When we left NYC, the weather was stunning and set to be 30 degrees that day. We landed in Niagra, and it was pouring down. Thankfully we made a last minute raincoat purchase in Macy's the night before. When we got off the plane, our bus was waiting for us. We dropped off 2 people at the American side, and made our way to the border - our bus driver who was amazing prepared us for a potentially long wait - I don't think we were sat at the border for more than 10 minutes. Then just the other side, we are in the falls. All in all, i reckon it took 25 mins from airport to the Canadian side. Luckily as the weather was so bad, the falls were very quiet. We did all the activities, and were collected at 3.30pm. Back in NYC for about 7pm.
This was by far the best experience I have ever had - if you go to NYC and you can afford to... do NOT hesitate to book this tour!
This was amazing! Such a fabulous tour! The team went out of their way to give us more and Niagra is just amazing!! Highly highly rexommend
Niagara Falls has always been one of the places on my bucket list so I decided to splurge on this excursion while vacationing in NYC for the week. I didn't have more than a day to give, so I figured this was the way to go. I read lots of reviews from Trip Advisor and other travel sites which showed the highest approval rates toward Viator and the Canadian side I'm happy I did my research and followed suit. This trip was fantastic, a high point of our trip. We went to the visitor center first thing to get our passes and allowed them to book us tour times for first the Hornblower boat, second the White Water Walk, and third Journey Behind the Falls. The boat trip was amazing. Most people went to the top level so we went to the bottom level. It was more protected from the elements not as windy, not as wet yet still had spectacular unobstructed views. It was hard to get good pictures because the Falls behind you are so bright. Be ready to try force flash! And your time at the Falls goes quicker than you'd think so take your pictures but then be mindful to just experience it. After that, we weren't paying attention so we missed the bus that connects with the next site so it delayed us 20 minutes. White Water Walk was nice but Journey Behind the Falls was the best for us. We got great pictures and marveled at the beauty of the Falls up close. We missed the movie in favor of grabbing a quick slice of pizza before our driver picked us up at 3. On the return flight, the pilots circled Niagara so we could get cool aerial views/pictures of the Falls. All I can say is, if you have the money, this is the way to go. Everything was first class and a day to remember!!
WOW amazing and well worth the price. It's an experience that I will never forget along with all the photos I took. This place is just amazing and next time I'm going to the Canadian side as we did the USA this time round.
Great trip. Did US side. Except horse shoe viewing angle everything else is amazing experience. Even the horse shoe falls viewing was sort of compensated by flying across the falls on return journey. Strongly recommend.
What a great tour. There were 6 of us so a big investment!!!! We were not disappointed. Right from the ease of booking to the pick up, transfer and actual day.
We got picked up at our meeting point- which was easy to find- driven in a lovely clean and comfy bus with a great driver. Met straight away at the plane where our passports were checked. Boarded and we were off. Got breakfast on board and also a little look in the cockpit. On this trip the pilot had the ok to do a fly over the falls so we got that as an added bonus. The images were amazing.
Once landed a bus met us to take us to either the US or Canadian side of the falls. Be prepared to cross the boarder and go through customs as part of the process. It did not take us too long as the day was not that busy. We did hear that the line up and wait can take over an hour each way.
We got dropped off and collected our passes - that gave us access to all the feature tours- and the day was ours. Again we were lucky as the day was sensational weather wise. I would recommend you take a jumper as the tours on the water are VERY cold. You get ponchos so you don't get too wet but if you are game you will GET WET. So much fun!!!!!
We did the boat ride, walked under the falls and had lunch in the restaraunt that over looks the falls Canadian side. That was our time done.
If you are thinking that it is a lot of money - yes it is- but you will not regret the spend. A memory to treasure and a great experience. This tour was the highlight of our US trip!!!! And I speak for all 6 of us.
Wonderful. Picked up on time by bus and driven to the airport. Our flight attendant Susie was gorgeous. We went to the Canadian side of the falls which was magnificent. On our way back to the plane the bus driver gave us a tour of the American side. We definitely made the right choice. The boat ride on The Hornblower was fantastic, we got drenched but it was so much fun. A lovely lunch in a gorgeous restaurant and a bottle of wine finished the day off nicely. Expensive day but worth every penny. Don't miss it.
The tour was better than we thought it would be, everything went very smoothly and professionally, the onlissue we had was trying to confirm booking prior to tour, it was very difficult to contact number provided and took 2 hours of phone calls to do
We had such a wonderful trip! We wouldnt have had the time to drive up from New York so this was perfect! We went to the Canada side and loved that we had the freedom to go off and do what we wanted ie not guided we did the attractions and then went and had lunch - Wonderful day :
Trip to Niagra Falls turned out to be all I had wished for. Attention to detail by all involved was of very high standard. Our group was small but that did not detract from the day. The time passed too quickly. We were the only ones that viewed the Falls from USA side and we discussed our time with the others once reunited on the bus. I would recommend this trip to others as this was our highlight of our holiday.
My wife and I were amazed at the rapid falls and especially the mist covering all of us from the boat ride
near the falls. A lot of beauty surrounds you . We highly recommend seeing this.
Fantastic day trip, scenery amazing. All of the staff were brilliant, nothing too much trouble. Would totally recommend to everyone
10/10 experience for the day. Well worth the money! I'm from NZ.
1. Got up to meet our Limo bus at 6 am which dropped us off at Long Island airport with 10 other people.
Hopped on our chartered jet plane ( even got to sit in cockpit with pilots) and flew to ? ( can't remember) Which was just on the USA side of the Canadian border. We were fed a yummy breakfast on plane totally spoilt.
2. Picked up by our tour bus and lovely tour guide and we were driven to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Dropped off to enjoy everything Niagara Falls has to offer which is heaps. Had VIP tickets to all major activities to enjoy.
3. I must say we were good little tour participants in every activity as there is so much to see.
4. I learnt some more new things, there are 2 sides to Niagara Falls USA side and Canadian side. So that means 2 big waterfalls, both sides have different activities, but we chose to go to Canada just so we can say we've been there. Lol.
5. We dressed in Oompah Loompah raincoat outfits for each activity a selection of yellow, blue or pink.
6. We went under the falls, in the falls and on the falls.Participated in an interactive movie getting wet at each activity so dress appropriately. The one thing we didn't do was climb the falls.
My one recommendation for other tourists is don't go on the WEGO bus if you have only 40 minutes to meet your returning tour bus to catch your plane.
A round trip is 1hr and 30 minutes. Please don't be like us and be 45 minutes late to catch return tour bus.
However the suspense of missing the plane was just an additional highlight to our day!
The tour guide, limo drivers, pilots and air stewardess were all lovely people!
Such an enjoyable day and extraordinary experience Loved it would do it again!
Can't wait to stick photos up!
This tour was well worth the money excellent from start to finish picked up from hotel in an executive bus and taken to Farmingdale Long Island great flight to niagra our guide Brian was very knowledgeable on Niagra Falls he was a brilliant guide with a great personality who could'nt do enough to make our trip memorable would recommend it to anyone we did the Canadian side which was awesome highlight of our trip to New York glad we did it.
Fantastic day the driver in buffalo was fantastic and very informative. Definitely choose canada side!!!
I thought this was a really well organised trip- coach pick up from Midtown NYC and delivered straight to the aircraft on the ramp. Following an ID check, we boarded and departed to Niagara Falls Int Airport where again we were met on the ramp by the coach. A short drive to drop off on the American side before crossing the border. The driver/guide was helpful and informative. The price included entry to 4 attractions but did NOT include the bus service which links them. We had to pay extra for this. We had about 5 1/2 hours at the resort which seemed a lot at first but was only just enough to visit all the attractions and have lunch. Time may be even tighter in high season when the attractions are busy. On the return journey it took 45 minutes to cross the U.S. border, despite there only being one coach ahead of us. This was frustrating. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable trip which I highly recommend.
This was an excellent trip. Well organised and very enjoyable. It was the highlight of our visit to New York.
A long day, but definitely worth it! Lovely comfortable minibus to the plane, no waiting around, we got straight on which is great after being up so early! Comfortable flight with a light snack and pleasant stewardess. It was all hassle free once we got to the falls, exchanged our voucher then our time was our own to walk around the area, go on the boat and explore behind the falls. Would definitely recommend this trip.