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Niagara Falls, New York Tours

Overview
One of North America’s most majestic natural wonders, Niagara Falls is made up of three waterfalls—American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Horseshoe Falls—which plunge dramatically over the Niagara River. The falls straddle the border between Canada and the US with viewpoints and falls-themed attractions on both sides.
 
The Basics
The best way to experience Niagara Falls is on a boat ride. From the New York side, Maid of the Mist boat tours run day and night, when you can see the falls illuminated.
 
You can also experience the falls from the vantage points at Niagara Falls State Park, Goat Island, and the Hurricane Deck at Cave of the Winds. For a bird’s-eye perspective, venture to the observation deck of the Niagara Falls Observation Tower, or go even higher during a plane or helicopter flight tour over the falls.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Maid of the Mist boat tours provide ponchos, though you may want to bring a waterproof cover to keep your phone dry.
  • Some Niagara Falls tours from New York include free time at the falls.
  • If you plan on visiting the Canadian side, be sure you bring all the required documentation for the border crossing and for re-entry.
  • Maid of the Mist boats are fully wheelchair accessible, as is the Niagara Falls Observation Tower, Niagara Scenic Trolley, Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, and the Niagara Falls Visitor Center. The Cave of the Winds offers only limited accessibility.
 
How to Get There
Amtrak trains and buses operate between New York City and Niagara Falls, though the journey takes seven to 10 hours. The quickest way to get there from NYC is to fly to Buffalo Airport, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the falls, and take a taxi or shuttle bus from there. Bus tours offer round-trip transportation to the falls from Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and New York City.
 
When to Get There
Summer is the best time to visit Niagara Falls, with boat trips departing from late April/early May to late October/early November. On summer nights, witness the Niagara Falls fireworks displays.
 
Things to Do Nearby
If you’ve got some time, dust off your hiking boots for a jaunt along the scenic Niagara Gorge Trail. Stop by the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center for advice on trails to suit your fitness level and schedule. Other non-falls related attractions include the Niagara Aerospace Museum, the Niagara Wax Museum of History, and the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, where you can scour the stalls for bargain deals on brand-name goods.

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Maid in America Tour of Niagara Falls, USA, Niagara Falls, null
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Maid in America Tour of Niagara Falls, USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

Watch an enormous amount of water rush over Niagara Falls every minute on this tour of the American side of this natural world wonder. You'll feel the ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls, New York
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $104.95
Niagara Falls Day Trip by Air, New York City, Half-day Tours
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Niagara Falls Day Trip by Air

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Experience the majesty of Niagara Falls on this day trip from New York City. Take a flight from the Big Apple to Niagara Falls, New York. Enjoy a fun-filled ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $639.00
Niagara Falls Fireworks Cruise, Niagara Falls & Around, Day Trips
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Niagara Falls Fireworks Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 42 Reviews

See the Falls in a whole new light! New $4 Million state-of-the-art colored lighting projection. This enchanting nighttime cruise promises breathtaking views ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: 40 minutes (approx.)

From USD $35.75
Niagara Falls in One Day from New York City, New York City, Night Cruises
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Niagara Falls in One Day from New York City

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 10 Reviews

On your visit to New York, don’t miss the opportunity to visit one of the most important and impressive natural wonders in the world – Niagara Falls!

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 19 hours (approx.)

From USD $224.10
Niagara Falls One Day Sightseeing Tour, Niagara Falls & Around, Day Trips
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Niagara Falls One Day Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Enjoy a fully guided 9-hour tour with exceptional customer service, the most entertaining tour guides, and the safest drivers. Learn about the region as you ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $102.15
Niagara SkyWheel Admission Ticket, Niagara Falls & Around, Full-day Tours
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Niagara SkyWheel Admission Ticket

4.5 star rating: Recommended 47 Reviews

Capture bird’s-eye views of Niagara Falls aboard the Niagara SkyWheel, Canada’s largest observation wheel. The 175-foot-high (53-meter) giant Ferris wheel ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: 2 to 3 hours

From USD $10.73
Cave of the Winds Express Pass and One-Hour Walking Tour, Niagara Falls, Attraction Tickets
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Cave of the Winds Express Pass and One-Hour Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Don't wait in the long lines at the Cave of the Winds. Your Tour Guide will have your tickets in hand and you will hear all about History, Mystery, ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls, New York
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $43.99
Niagara Falls Horseback Riding, Niagara Falls & Around, City Tours
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Niagara Falls Horseback Riding

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Explore the great outdoors near Niagara Falls with a horseback ride to the shores of Lake Erie. Escape the usual tourist spots and discover the beautiful ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $71.59
Niagara Falls Walking Tour, Niagara Falls, Horseback Riding
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Niagara Falls Walking Tour

History, Mystery, Daredevils, and Rescues. This one-hour tour will keep you entertained from beginning to end. Be guided through Niagara Falls as you hear the ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls, New York
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $24.99
Small-Group Niagara Falls Day Trip, Niagara Falls & Around, City Tours
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Small-Group Niagara Falls Day Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Learn about Niagara Falls and explore its natural beauty on this guided, small-group, full-day sightseeing tour. Take the famous Maid of Mist boat cruise or ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $150.00

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