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Niagara Falls – Canadian Rainbow Tour

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Key facts

Where: Niagara Falls , Canada Duration: Approx 4 hours

Highlights

  • Marvel at the raw power of Nature at Niagara Falls
  • Everyone should experience majestic Niagara at least once
  • Ascend Skylon Tower for unbeatable views
  • Take an unforgettable boat ride through mist and spray
  • See Canadian Horseshoe Falls, where 90 per cent of the Niagara River flows
  • Experienced and knowledgeable guide to go with you

Overview

Marvel at the drama and majesty of Niagara Falls from the Canadian side on this delightful excursion. You’ll learn Niagara’s history and facts on a scenic and informative bus tour and enjoy some thrilling Falls’ experiences.

Admire the spectacle of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, where approximately 90 per cent of the Niagara River flows.

In summer, board the world famous “Maid of the Mist” for an incredible boat journey through clouds of spray inside the curve of the Falls. In winter, take the “Journey Behind The Falls” and travel below and behind the heart of Niagara. Peer into the mist where the mighty Horseshoe Falls tumbles from 13 storeys above!

Enjoy two lovely parks, as well as ascending the soaring Skylon Tower for unbelievable views of this natural wonderland.

Make sure you have your camera to capture the beauty of one of the world’s greatest water features.

Itinerary

Your magical Niagara Falls – Canadian Rainbow Tour you can be picked up at most major hotels and the Niagara Falls Information Center at 5440 Stanley Avenue.

On this 4-hour excursion you will travel by bus and your guide will share fascinating facts about Niagara Falls and the area around it.

You’ll see the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, where approximately 90 per cent of the Niagara River flows. The curving, horseshoe-shaped crest is 2,201 feet wide and the water passes over the crest at about 20 mph.

If you are visiting from May to October, you will board the world famous “Maid of the Mist” boat for an incredible 45-minute journey into the mist and spray inside the curve of the Falls.

”Maid of the Mist” is North America's oldest tourist attraction; millions of visitors have enjoyed the boat tours since 1846.

In the low season (winter), the cruise will be replaced by the “Journey Behind the Falls” experience. This takes you deep below and behind the heart of Niagara to stand in the mist where the mighty Horseshoe Falls tumble from 13 stories above!

At the Niagara River Gorge, you’ll view the Mighty Whirlpool and be awed by the intensity of these Class Six rapids.

You’ll visit Table Rock House, a retail and observation complex located at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. This is the closest view point to the Falls on the Canadian side, so you’ll hear the thundering roar of the water.

At Queen Victoria Park, centerpiece of the Niagara Falls recreational tourist area, you’ll see gorgeous displays of daffodils and roses in-season, with many of the plantings done in a carpet-bedding design. Queen Victoria Park is also the focal point for the annual winter Festival of Lights.

Another lovely area to relax and enjoy the scenery is the Sir Harry Oakes Gardens. Oakes, an entrepreneur and investor, was also a member of the Niagara Parks Commission. He donated the land at the foot of Clifton Hill and Niagara Parkway to the commission in 1936.

You’ll ascend the Skylon Tower – soaring 775 feet (26 meters) from the bottom of the Falls. From the top you will see unbeatable views of the American Falls and Horseshoe Falls. The Skylon complex, which has a 3D/4D theater and two restaurants, still retains much of its look and feel from the 1970s and 80s. The tower features three outside mounted "Yellow Bug" elevators that can carry passengers to the top in 52 seconds.

After spending a total of around 4 hours at Niagara Falls, you will be dropped back at the pick-up point.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily
Winter Tour (approx timings): 01 Jan - 15 May 2014 and 23 Oct 2014 to late April 2015.

Duration

Approx 4 hours

Start time

Start time: Hotel pick up start at approx. 08:30am and 1:30pm
Winter Tour (approx timings): 01 Jan - 15 May 2014 and 23 Oct 2014 to late April 2015. Pick-ups in Niagara Falls Ontario, Hotel pick up start at approx 1:00pm
Duration: Approx 4 hours

Meeting point

Start time: Pick-ups at major hotels and the Niagara Falls Information Center from Canada side
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Duration: Approx 4 hours

Ending point

You will be dropped back at your hotel in the Niagara Falls area.

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in a coach
  • Licensed English-speaking guide
  • Entrance to Skylon Tower
  • Maid of the Mist gorge cruise (summer)
  • Journey Behind the Falls (winter)

Exclusions

  • Meals and beverages

Do/Dont's

Wear comfortable clothing and bring warm clothes with you. Take a hat and sun block and don’t forget your camera and the documents for crossing the border between the USA and Canada, e.g. passports and visas. Have some waterproof cover for your camera when you take the “Maid of the Mist” tour

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Please note

Please call the activity operator upon arrival in the area to re-confirm your tour, departure time and pick-up location. Please present the Tour Voucher to the driver/guide prior to boarding the bus.
Proper documentation (passport, visa) will be required by each passenger at the time of each International Border Crossing.

Requirements for entering Canada:
Native born U.S. citizens must carry identification papers showing their citizenship such as birth certificate, visa or passport. In addition to these forms, picture ID such as driver's license is recommended. Proof of residence may also be required. You must have birth certificates for all children.

All U.S. citizens will be required to present a passport to cross the border and return to the USA.
Naturalized U.S. citizens should carry a naturalization certificate or some other evidence of citizenship. Legal, permanent residents of the United States who are not U.S. citizens are advised to carry their Alien Registration Receipt Card (U.S. form I-151 or form I-551).

Persons under 18 years of age who are not accompanied by a parent or guardian should bring a notarized letter from a parent or guardian giving them permission to travel to Canada - in addition to their birth certificate. If only one parent is traveling with the child, that parent must possess a notarized letter from the other parent giving permission.

All persons other than U.S. citizens or legal, permanent residents of the United States require valid passport or an acceptable travel document.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • A recyclable souvenir raincoat is provided free with admission to help keep you dry from the mist and spray on the “Maid of the Mist” cruise
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