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Escape from the hustle of New York City and head north to see both sides of the Canadian border on this guided, 3-day tour to Niagara Falls, Toronto and the Thousand Islands. Visit iconic Niagara Falls on both the American and Canadian sides and take a ride on the famous Maid of the Mist boat. Then see Toronto’s top attractions and enjoy a cruise to the Thousand Islands along the St. Lawrence River. Transportation, accommodations, breakfasts and admission to select attractions included.


  • 3-day guided tour from New York City to Niagara Falls and the Lake Ontario region
  • See the Finger Lakes, Niagara Falls, Toronto and the 1000 Islands
  • Explore the Watkins Glen National Forest at the foot of Seneca Lake
  • Ride the Maid of the Mist to get up close to Niagara Falls
  • Visit Toronto, Canada's largest city
  • Cruise down the St Lawrence River and see the 1000 Islands
  • Spend time shopping at one of the largest outlet malls in the United States
  • Accommodation for two nights and two breakfasts are included
  • Free wifi on coach

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is an excellent way to add a trip to Canada's largest city to your New York vacation. Visit in the summer to experience the St Lawrence river cruise; the scenic voyage past the river's 1000 Islands is the perfect way to cap off this picturesque tour.

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What You Can Expect

3-Day Best of the Border Tour from New York City: Niagara Falls, Toronto, Lake Ontario and 1000 Islands

View top Toronto sights like the Parliament Building

This 3-day, 2-country experience begins at Gray Line New York on 8th Avenue in New York City, continuing to Niagara Falls, NY and Canada, then to Toronto and the Thousand Islands. 

Travel north through Upstate New York to Watkins Glen and the scenic Finger Lakes region en route to Niagara Falls, New York. Enjoy one evening in the presence of this mesmerizing natural wonder, exploring the American Falls in the evening and taking the famous Maid of the Mist boat ride the following morning. 

From Niagara Falls, travel along Queen Elizabeth Way next to Lake Ontario to Canada’s largest city, Toronto. Spend time getting to know some of Toronto’s top attractions, then enjoy a boat cruise on the St. Lawrence River to the Thousand Islands.

Finally, arrive back in New York State and continue to Tannersville, PA, 1.5-hours west of New York City in the heart of the Pocono Mountains region. Stop and shop at the popular Crossings Premium Outlets, one of the largest outlet malls in the US with 100 name brand stores. Visit  American Eagle Outfitters, Bose, Columbia, Gap Factory, Skechers, the North Face and many more.

Please see the Itinerary section below for more details on each day of the tour. 


Day 1: New York City – Niagara Falls, NY and Canada

Climb on board a comfortable, air-conditioned coach for an early morning departure from the Big Apple, through Upstate New York to Watkins Glen, a small, quiet town in the scenic Finger Lakes region. Make a stop at Watkins Glen National Park, then continue on to iconic Niagara Falls for a late afternoon arrival. Explore the American side of the falls, which will be colorfully illuminated for the evening, before an overnight stay at Super 8 Niagara Falls Ontario (or a similar accommodation) on the Canadian side of the falls.

Day 2: Niagara Falls – Toronto – Gananoque, Canada (breakfast included)

After breakfast at the hotel, it’s time for a Maid of the Mist boat cruise. This is the ultimate Niagara Falls activity and no trip to the falls is complete without it. Grab an included poncho and get up close and personal with the falls. Feel the cool spray and the powerful sounds of the water. This is the experience of a lifetime for those taking the tour between mid-May and October. 

Outside of those dates, take an equally exciting “Journey Behind the Falls” to explore the scenic tunnels below and behind the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Make no mistake — this is as close to the falls as anyone wants to be. The sound is like thunder and the view is breathtaking. Stand back, or in this case stand just close enough to feel the power. It’s exhilarating.

After Niagara Falls, make a quick stop in the quaint town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, the birthplace of Ontario's modern wine industry (May-October only; in April, go directly to Toronto) before continuing to Toronto.

In Toronto, spend four or five hours sightseeing, visiting the likes of Toronto City Hall, CF Toronto Eaton Centre and the iconic skyline landmark CN Tower, to name a few. Take some time for dinner (own expense) before boarding the coach and traveling east along the top of beautiful Lake Ontario to the town of Gananoque, located in the Thousand Islands region, where the lake turns into the St Lawrence River.

After this full day of sightseeing, spend the evening at the Clarion Inn and Conference Center in Gananoque (May-October only; in April, return to Super 8 Niagara Falls Ontario (or a similar accommodation) in Niagara Falls, Canada.

Day 3: Gananoque, Canada – New York City (breakfast included)

The highlight of the final day of the tour is a scenic 1-hour cruise from Rockport, Ontario, traveling down the St. Lawrence River to see the beautiful Thousand Islands along the US-Canadian border (May-October only; in April, visit the Welland Canal).

After the cruise, continue on the road back to New York City, making a stop to shop at the Crossings Premium Outlets, one of the largest outlet malls in the US with 100 name brand stores. 

Finally, arrive back at Gray Line New York in the evening. 

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great fun! The staff was really nice and the fireworks were awesome! This has been on my bucket list for years and I'm so glad I did it! The boat was not crowded and plenty of open space to see the fireworks. Food was okay, but that's not the main attraction. This is something you have to do! Great time!

Galo A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour really was amazing. My highest recommendation to the 3 tour guides: Mayan, Pete the driver, and Joseph. They went above and beyond to make our trip comfortable, pleasant, and exciting. A sincere thank you to all three. The choice of motels could have been better.

Trudi T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

OMG the best trip ever... This is a must... if you get time definitely do this MUST MUST....

Daniel H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

great tour Niagara falls is fantastic tour guide was great the only thing to change would not go to Toronto but spend more time at Niagara on the lake which is a fantastic town

Ian C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

fantastic guide Victoria. Saw everything went everywhere.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was incredible. The guides are so knowledgeable and really nice people. I learned and saw so much.

Rosalind A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Well paced. Good guide. Clean, well appointed hotels. Terrific value.

Michael M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Just great so far ! Our trip has been full of surprises and great guides passing on relevant information and taking everyone in to their considerations when carrying daily schedules... Wonderful stuff!!!!!!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Good planning and accommodation

Shabbir H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

It was extra ordinary wonderful

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