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Appreciate the full grandeur of the Niagara Falls area by day and night on this full-day tour from Toronto. Aboard a first-class minibus accommodating a small group, travel along the scenic Niagara Parkway and stop at the Floral Clock, Whirlpool Spanish Aero Car, Niagara-on-the-Lake, a local winery, and more. After sunset, be dazzled by a light show illuminating Niagara Falls. Upgrade to enjoy a buffet dinner which offers prime views of the falls.
Full-day tour of the Niagara Falls region from Toronto
Visit Niagara-on-the-Lake and attractions including the Floral Clock, Whirlpool Spanish Aero Car, and more
Enjoy free time to enjoy the Niagara Falls area on your own
Learn about the area’s history, the First Nations populations, and the geography of the Niagara peninsula
Upgrade to include a buffet dinner at a hotel overlooking the falls
Why Travellers Choose This Tour
This tour lets you experience Niagara Falls by both day and night, with hours of free time to explore.
This full-day tour of Niagara Falls begins in the afternoon, allowing you to experience the falls both during the day and illuminated at night. If you’re visiting during the summer, you’re in for a treat—fireworks light up the skies on Wednesdays and Fridays.
After pickup from your Toronto hotel, travel with your guide through the orchard-laden countryside of the Niagara peninsula and relax during a 25-mile (40-km) drive along the Niagara River from the base of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls.
En route, hear about the area’s history and geography. Stop at highlight attractions, including the Whirlpool Spanish Aerocar, the Sir Adam Beck I Generating Station, the world’s smallest chapel, the Floral Clock, and a winery stop in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Settle in for dinner (own expense) at a restaurant of your choice, or upgrade to enjoy a buffet meal at the Sheraton Hotel that overlooks the falls. After sunset, a light show displays the falls in captivating colors.
Enjoy free time to explore Niagara Falls on your own or opt to visit the Journey Behind the Falls attraction where you descend via elevator to get a closer look underneath and behind the crashing waters (at your own expense).
Your tour ends with return transport to your Toronto hotel.
Journey Behind the Falls is a year-round attraction that offers an unique view of the Falls from below and behind.
Visitors descend 150 ft. by elevator, where a short tunnel (150 ft.) gives access to two outdoor observation decks and two portals located directly behind the Falls. At Journey Behind the Falls, you`ll experience the awesome spectacle of one-fifth of the world’s fresh water crashing down to the basin below. During summer daylight hours, over 2,800 cubic meters of water thunders over the brink every second, travelling 65 kilometers per hour!
Your Journey Behind the Falls visit will take 30 to 45 minutes and in the spring and summer months, you`ll receive a free souvenir biodegradable rain poncho as protection from the mist of the Falls. Elevators descend 150 feet through bedrock to tunnels that lead and to the Cataract Portal and the Great Falls Portal which is one third of the way behind the massive sheet of water. Then you walk on to the Upper and Lower Observation Decks at the very foot of the Falls. Posters of information are a great resource of information about the history and evolution of the hallways you walk through. Journey Behind the Falls is an iconic Niagara Falls experience, make sure you take a waterproof camera. (tickets available to purchase)
The intricate designs on the face of the Floral Clock are created with up to 16,000 carpet bedding plants and are changed twice each year. The planted face of the Floral Clock is maintained by Niagara Parks horticulture staff, while the mechanism inside is kept in working order by Ontario Hydro.
The International Wine and Spirits Competition has named Reif Estate Winery as the Canadian Wine Producer of 2017 and awarded our Grand Reserve Vidal Icewine Best Sweet Wine Trophy. Complimentary Wine tasting of 3 types of Wine including award winning Ice Wine. Fruit juice served who do not drink alcohol or are under age of 18.
Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Heritage District offers beautiful shopping, where our visitors are often found strolling. Revisit the glamour of the 1920’s and 30’s and find your perfect hat at Beau Chapeau. Canada’s oldest year-round holiday emporium.
Scenic picture stop at Whirlpool Aerocar. The Whirlpool Aero car was designed by a Spanish engineer, Leonardo Torres Quevedo and has been in operation since 1916. The cable car is suspended from six sturdy cables and offers a wonderful view of the Niagara Whirlpool which is formed at the end of the rapids where the gorge turns abruptly counterclockwise and the river escapes through the narrowest channel in the gorge. High above the racing Niagara River, you'll be transported through the air in an antique cable car. Far below, the torrent of water abruptly changes direction and creates one of the world’s most mesmerizing natural phenomenon – the Niagara Whirlpool. Sometimes frightening and always unforgettable!
The Sir Adam Beck I Generating Station (GS) has provided clean, renewable electricity to Ontario for nearly 100 years. When it was opened by Sir Adam Beck on Dec. 28, 1921, the Queenston-Chippawa Development (as it was known between 1922 and 1950) was the largest hydroelectric power station in the world. At the peak of construction more than 10,000 people worked on the project.
Ocean-going ships that have curved hulls to withstand ocean conditions with deeper drafts, they often only carry a partial load when sailing the Great Lakes. They make up approx. 20% of Canal Traffic.It takes 9.4 million litres of water to fill a lock. No pumps are needed, it's all done thanks to gravity.
Drive through Niagara Parks' Botanical Gardens which is located on the scenic Niagara Parkway and the Great Gorge, just a 10 minute drive north of the Niagara Falls. This beautiful garden setting is home to the Butterfly conservatory and serves as the unique outdoor classroom for students attending the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture.
No fireworks, food not tasty and tourguide had heavy accent
, Jan 2020
A lot of information, but due to bad weather the fireworks was cancelled, but no mention of it. Our tourguide had no information. We waited outside for 30 mins but nothing was announced or said. Food at the Sheraton was not eatable and too crowded. Also our tourguide had an heavy accent, very difficult to understand. Overall 2 out of 5, I wouldn’t recommend this tour.
Driver amazing! Falls Beautiful. Don’t book the dinner option!
, Nov 2019
2D was an amazing driver. Winery was a very robotic experience and not what I am used to from California. Falls amazing. Boat ride fun. Dinner at Sheraton - no bueno. Stuck in back of restaurant away from everyone else. Only a couple of decent dishes. Drinks very expensive.
Driver was a nice man however not that kind of enthusiastic tour guide you expect. He has a strong accent so I didn't understand much from his limited introductions. I was disappointed that we didn't really get to see the Niagara fall on the Canadian side during the day technically except when we were on the boat from the bottom of the Fall. We didn't get to the fall and on the boat until 5:40 pm which was getting dark. When we got off the boat and were ready to see the fall from the top, it was already super dark around 7:15pm. There wasn't much to see except some light from the fall. We stopped at shopping center for no reasons and were taken to a winery tour which i don't mind as long as i get to see the main reason why we were there which is the Niagara Fall. But if i knew Day and Evening Tour is technically only an evening tour for 45 minutes of viewing at night, the I would gladly skip all other tour places and stops before I get to the Fall. Before I booked the trip, I called and asked about what time we would have dinner and was told it could happen any time between 5-7, but we didn't get to eat till almost 8:30 and all my kids were starving. To be fair, i did get a piece of the Fall. Was I satisfied? No. Could they have arranged the time and schedule better? Yes.
Thank you for choosing to tour Niagara Falls with us! We are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed in the tour and not seeing more of the Canadian side. However, with our tour, we want our tour groups to see as much of the Niagara Falls Region, which is why a lot of attractions are added within this tour.
As for the dinner, it is a bit difficult to state a specific timing for dinner because it does depend on the duration taken at each attraction on the tour. In the future, we would recommend bringing some light snacks and refreshments.
We do recommend to please visit the Falls with us during the spring/summer to fully enjoy Niagara Falls.
We appreciate your thoughts and will take your feedback into consideration. Thank you for taking your time to write us a review! We hope to see you in the future again!
Worth the money- Niagara Falls Day and Evening Tour With Boat Cruise and Optional Fallsview Dinner
, Oct 2019
Overall very happy that we did this tour. There were 9 of us in total and I truly believe that a tour of this size is how it should be done. If there were more than 12 of us I don't think the experience would have been the same. Our tour guide Tudi was very good, he had a good sense of humour and was laid back. We were not originally going to do a tour of the Niagara Falls and were going to hire a car for the day however after reading the reviews decided that the tour was our best option. Very glad we did it, the trips that you make on the way were fantastic. We stopped off at a vineyard, then a natural beauty spot and a tourist shop. Once at the falls we did the boat trip and then went w=further up the falls, Tudi escorted us to the behind the falls experience where we paid on top for, was definitely worth the visit.
only negative comment I have is that on the website you advertise the falls with evening and a picture of fireworks, everyone who was on our trip thought we would see fireworks and be back for 12pm. This was not the case as the fireworks stop in the beginning of October, you should make it clear on your website when these are showing (months and days).
overall he tour was definitely worthwhile and I would recommend to others.
Thank you for choosing Zoom Tours! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour. As for the Fireworks, I am sorry to hear you did not get to experience them. We will definitely take your feedback into consideration.
Awesome Nature and very knowledgeable, helpful guide
, Oct 2019
We were picked up at allotted time and place more or less on time and set off in the minibus. Unfortunately the air conditioning wasn't working too well and it was a very hot day. This was fixed an hour or so later at our first stop.
Fabio, the driver and guide was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, stopping at good "photo opportunities" wherever possible and looking after his passengers on scheduled stops.
The short stop at the Reif Estate winery at Niagara on the Lake was really interesting and the
short talk and tasting delivered by Ezra was very interesting and enjoyable. We bought some delicious "eiswein" (as a present unfortunately so didn't get to drink it!).
The weather had deteriorated badly by the time we got to Niagara but the spectacle was not diminished and the force/beauty of nature was truly amazing. Photos can't do it justice.
The supper at the Sheraton hotel (overlooking the illuminated falls) was also good with plenty of choice of well cooked food (some before your eyes) covering 3 courses. We were rather hoping for fireworks (as in the picture) but there were none.
The return back to Toronto was speedy and efficient.
The tour was extremely enjoyable. I was delighted to learn the fireworks display had been extended to mid-October.
Although some reviewers complained they weren't permitted enough time at certain locations. I don't agree. The streets through the wineries are far too narrow to support busloads of tourists debarking and embarking for brief photo opportunities. Our driver stopped once, blocking in the car of an irate driver. If you want to linger, I’d advise renting a car or a bike.
My only complaint is Viator's handling of passengers joining the tour in Niagara Falls. Specifically, those staying close enough to walk back to their hotel after the evening buffet.
Our driver was unaware that the majority of them (6 out of 8 of them) had decided to return to their hotel(s) immediately after the evening buffet.
After the meal my sister and I set out to tour the grounds surrounding the Falls, while they (the 6 out of 8) went off in search for the driver.
At the designated time my sister and I convened at the appointed spot. To the driver, it was readily apparent several passengers were absent. Having dined with a couple that had decided to return to their hotel(s), I relayed their farewell message to the driver. In disbelief, the driver continued to wait at the location for approximately 10-minutes.
Well, he was extremely displeased! Apparently, the missing tourists had never notified him they were not coming back. Nor had they left a tip. Delaying the return of others staying in Niagara Falls and Toronto as well!
I suspect this is not the first time this has occurred. Viator should instruct passengers staying in Niagara Falls, to report their intent to walk back to their hotel, either directly to the driver or via the Viator application.
I joined with my senior mum who has problem walking, both of us thoroughly enjoyed the tour, the logistics is great, we love the small group, and the van is very clean and comfy. We got to see everything we need to see around Niagara Falls in a most efficient way, we took the boat to the falls before dinner, the buffet is very nice, and we waited at the restaurant for the fireworks. Our tour guide and driver refused to drop us back to our hotel but he kindly did in the end past midnight.