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Niagara Falls American Side Highlights Tour
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icon4 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Get as close as possible to Niagara Falls on this guided escape to one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders and the surrounding Niagara Falls, USA region. Feel the powerful rush of 150,000 gallons of water per second from the Prospect Point Observation Tower, overlooking the American falls. Take a journey to the edge of the rushing water—by boat on the Maid of the Mist and by land on the Cave of the Winds tours—plus much more. Local hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Guided tour of Niagara Falls, USA
  • Maid of the Mist boat ride, entrance to the Cave of the Winds and the Prospect Point Observation Tower, and a guided tour of a hydroelectric plant included
  • Stop at the all the key viewing points for great vantage points of the impressive Niagara Falls
  • Visit Bridal Veil Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Goat Island, and more!
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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4-5 hour guided tour of Niagara Falls USA
Maid of the Mist boat ride
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Wheelchair accessible transportation, must advise at reservation confirmation
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Complimentary pickup at most downtown Niagara Falls, NY hotels available. Please call to confirm pickup availability and time. If a wheelchair lift bus is required, please advise at the time of confirmation.

This is as close as anyone can get to Niagara Falls—without riding over them in a barrel, of course. This seasonal (May-October) tour travels to the edge of the falls, and safely back.

The journey begins at Niagara Falls State Park, the oldest state park in the United States, and all the key viewing areas of the Niagara region—from the relatively unknown to some of the most famous tourist spots in the world.

Take an elevator ride down into the Niagara Gorge, where wooden walkways along the Niagara River lead to the observation deck of the Cave of the Winds, just a few feet from the powerful rush of the falls. It’s like being caught in a tropical storm here. This is what it means to be close to Niagara Falls. Really close.

Take another elevator ride up to the only panoramic view of all three Niagara Falls—the American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls—from the Niagara Falls Observation Tower. Stand over Niagara Gorge with an unobstructed view as the waters rage below.

Visit Goat Island, that small island in the Niagara River separating the Bridal Veil Falls and the Horseshoe Falls.

Hop on board the popular Maid of the Mist for a boat ride to the very edge of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, the most powerful waterfall in North America.

Get to know Niagara Falls—from state parks to islands; from power plants to the iconic falls themselves, this tour of Niagara Falls, USA, covers it all.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Niagara Falls State Park
Niagara Falls State Park is one of the oldest parks in the US. The park contains the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls and a portion of the Horseshoe Falls.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Maid of the Mist
You'll get up close to the mighty falls on the famous Maid of the Mist gorge cruise
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Horseshoe Falls
Get up and close and personal with Horseshoe Falls from the deck of the Maid of the Mist.
Stop At:  
Niagara Falls Observation Tower
From Prospect Point Observation Tower (entrance included) see the falls
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Goat Island
Throughout the tour, stops will be made at all the key viewing areas including Goat Island
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cave of the Winds
You'll get up close to the mighty falls on the famous Maid of the Mist gorge cruise and then explore the Cave of the Winds Boardwalk which is situated right at the base of Bridal Veil Falls.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bridal Veil Falls
Hike along a series of wooden walkways up to the Hurricane Deck to come face to face with the fierce base of Bridal Veil Falls.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Whirlpool State Park
View the spectacular rapids along the lower Niagara River as they create one of the largest whirlpools of its kind in the world.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Three Sisters Island
See and experience the best of Niagara Falls on this 4-hour sightseeing tour of Niagara's American side.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Niagara Falls

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Niagara Falls American Side Highlights Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Niagara Falls American Side Highlights Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Niagara Falls American Side Highlights Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Niagara Falls American Side Highlights Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Niagara Falls American Side Highlights Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Niagara Falls American Side Highlights Tour.

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  • "The Cave of the Winds and Maid of the Mist are exciting, and you will get wet, so be prepared." See review

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Cory
, Jul 2021
Brady was really impressive and took care of the group. Gives us some tips on the essentials of visiting Niagara Falls.
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Niagara Falls with Tom...incredible!
David_J
, Jul 2021
Tom was a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable and extremely friendly. Our tour was all incompassing and we felt it was a great day spent. The bus was clean and well kept and comfortable!!!
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Great tour of Niagara Falls
Wayne_B
, Jul 2021
This was an excellent tour which provided visits to most important areas of Niagara Falls on the US side. Barb our guide was great; informative, helpful and very pleasant.
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Wisconsin-L
, Jul 2021
Had a great time .George was a great tour guide .Loved the Falls ,what a beautiful historical place to visit.
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Thumbs up!
reaganjock
, Jul 2021
We had a great day on our tour that covered all the major points of interest. Our tour guide, Ron, was very friendly and wealth of information.
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Going to Niagara? Join Brian's Brigade
Rick_E
, Jul 2021
Brian's Brigade -charge! Brian was a phenomenal guide - knowledgeable, fun, friendly. This was our first trip and we booked a guided tour because we love to learn the history of the places we visit. Brian was the perfect blend of sharing the rich history and knowing when to just let us soak in the views (pun intended!) While in lines, I had the opportunity to hear other company's guides speak to their groups. Brian blows them away. You'd better give him a raise to keep him. Rick and Janell - from Chicago
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Waste of money…
Caroline
, Jul 2021
It took too long to pick up all the other riders. Bus was 15 minutes late for us. Had to wait to figure out a wheel chair. Was told this tour would get us in the Maid of the. It’s faster. Waited more than 2 hours in packed lines in the heat. Tour guide tried to sell us lunch from her friend’s restaurant and drop us at dinner at. Another restaurant.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for providing us with your feedback from your experience. We do apologize there were challenges faced during your pickup time prior to your tour. As you know from your experience, we provide complimentary pickup at many different locations for guests. Although we do strive to provide a smooth and convenient process for pickups for our guests, unfortunately we sometimes are delayed when others are not ready at the time of their assigned pickup. Our goal is to not leave anyone behind and this can sometimes cause delays leading up to tour start time. We also apologize that your tour was further delayed while having to load and unload a guest off of our wheelchair lift. This process does take a few moments to execute as we need to ensure the safety of every guest while utilizing this piece of equipment. When arriving at the Maid of the Mist, you are correct in pointing out that you had to wait in line. It is an unfortunate challenge that every guest, whether on our tour or not, has to face in order to enjoy this attraction. As you experienced on a busy weekend, the wait can get significantly longer, based on the volume of visitors coming to the area. Our guides are not only well-versed in the history and fun facts of our region, but also are a great resource if you are looking for additional activities as well as local restaurants to patronize. We are very sorry that your guide's recommendations were not to your liking and hope that you did find something suitable for you and your family. We do not like to read that any of our guests are ever dissatisfied with one of our tours and would like to invite you to contact us at 877-285-2113 in order to discuss your experience in further detail.
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Team Tom
Caroline
, Jul 2021
We were on Team Tom and he was wonderful. Took us through everything explaining what we were seeing. It was a great tour as we were able to do everything.
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Great Tour
Jill_G
, Jul 2021
This was one of the best tour packages I have ever had. Our Tour Guide Ross was excellent! Since Canda is closed to travel, this was an awesome choice to get several things in, in just half a day. Would highly recommend. Price was well worth everything that was included.
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Easy, Professional and Fun
Jen_W
, Jul 2021
I had high hopes for this tour, and Serena delivered! We were able to enjoy all of the highlights of a trip to the falls with a little behind the scenes info mixed in. She was knowledgeable and at ease, navigating chaotic situations like a pro. The schedule wasn't exactly as described, but the flow made sense and maximized our time.
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