See the roaring waters of Niagara, the great city of Toronto, and the islands of the St Lawrence River on a three-day trip from the US to Canada and back again.
Travel through forests and mountains to the massive Niagara Falls. See thundering torrents cascading down the American Falls, Bridal Falls and Horseshoe Falls. Marvel at the foaming water brilliantly illuminated at night.
The next day you will take the world-famous boat ride The Maid of the Mist through the mist and spray for a close-up look at the Falls.
See the highlights of Toronto, the largest city in Canada, before moving on to the vast waterway of the St Lawrence.
On your third day, cruise the water wonderland of the 1000 Islands and glimpse the mansions of the great and famous.
Return to New York refreshed, and eager to tell your friends about your Canadian adventure!
Day 1: New York - Finger Lakes - Niagara Falls
Your exciting three-day Excursion to Niagara Falls, Toronto and 1000 Islands from New York takes you from the US into Canada and back again. At the start of your excursion, you will be picked up from 777 8th Ave – Between 47th & 48th street in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle (van, minibus or coach).
With your English-speaking guide, you will depart the Big Apple and head north. You will drive through forested mountains past the beautiful Delaware Gap to Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region.
You will stop for lunch (payable direct) at lovely Watkins Glen and can take a stroll through the gorge to the famous waterfalls. Afterwards, you will continue your journey passing Seneca Lake on the way. You will arrive at Niagara Falls in the late afternoon.
You will tour the American Side of the Falls including the American Falls, Goat Island, and Three Sisters Islands. Goat Island is a delightful wooded island with spectacular views of the Falls. Three Sisters Islands are three small islands linked by bridges.
At night you can see the spectacular sight of Niagara Falls illuminated in glowing colors.
You will stay overnight at the Executive Inn Super 8, 0.6 miles (1 km) from Niagara Falls. It is a two-star hotel with a restaurant, two swimming pools and a fitness center. The comfortable rooms have all modern amenities including cable television and internet access. It provides complimentary continental breakfast.
Day 2: Niagara Falls - Toronto - 1000 Islands
After breakfast, you will visit Horseshoe Falls (largest of the three falls) for a close-up look at thundering Niagara.
In summer (01 May to 31 Oct) you will board the 'Maid of the Mist' for a 45-minute boat tour past the American and Bridal Veil Falls, then into the dense mist of spray inside the curve of the Horseshoe Falls.
In spring (01 April to 30 April), you will take the Scenic Tunnels tour (approximately 1 hour) and see the Falls from behind.
In summer (01 May to 31 Oct), you will depart around noon to the picturesque village of Niagara on The Lake before going on to Toronto for lunch (payable direct) and sightseeing.
In spring, you will omit this part of the tour and go straight to Toronto.
In Toronto, you will see the stunning modern architecture of City Hall, the fine Parliament building, and Eaton Center shopping complex .
In summer, you will leave Toronto and travel east along Lake Ontario for an evening arrival at the 1000 Islands area. You stay overnight at Gananoque – Clarion Inn, a three-star hotel with restaurant, indoor pool, sauna, and fitness center. The hotel is located in the beautiful Bay of Quinte tourist region and the comfortable rooms have all modern amenities.
In spring, the schedule is slightly different. You will return to Niagara Falls from Toronto, and stay a second night at Executive Inn Super 8 .
Day 3: 1000 Islands - New York
In summer (01 May to 31 Oct), you will start the day with a 1.5 hour cruise through the 1000 Islands along the St Lawrence River. As you sail through this garden of woods and water, look out for the houses of the rich and famous perched on private islands.
In spring (01 Apr to 30 Apr), instead of the cruise, you will spend time (approximately 40 minutes) visiting the magnificent Welland Canal Locks. Part of the great St. Lawrence Seaway, the Welland Canal moves huge ships up and down the Niagara escarpment. You will then visit the picturesque village of Niagara on the Lake, where you will have lunch (payable direct).
In the afternoon (spring and summer schedules) you will head to New York State. On the way, you can enjoy a shopping excursion at a large outlet mall, where there are amazing bargains on brand name goods.
In the evening, you will return to New York and will be dropped off at the starting point at New York Airport Service.
The tour was well executed and organised. We had 3 guides for our group of 50 or so, speaking at least 5 main languages between them. We had a great distance to cover so... Agnes Foo
01 Apr – 31 Oct: Friday & Sunday
3 Days /2 Nights
Start time: 07:00am
Duration: 3 Days /2 Nights
The tour departs from777 8th Ave – Between 47th & 48th street.
Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. .
The tour ends at the starting point
Wear comfortable clothing and bring warm clothes with you, plus extra garments to change into. Take a hat, sunblock and swimwear, and don’t forget your camera and the documents for crossing the border between the USA and Canada, eg passports and visas
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
Please carry valid travel documents while entering or leaving the US. Please make sure in advance that the Canadian visa requirements are met
Seat rotation occurs at least once during the day in the coach
If any site featured in the program is not covered due to natural weather disaster, late flights, sickness, accidents or any reason beyond control, no refund shall be made for those services
Luggage is limited to one piece per person with the following dimensions: 21" X 12" X 12" (46cm x 30cm x 30cm) and a maximum of 22 pounds (10 kgs)
Prices are based on 2 people sharing the same room and if a 3rd person shares the room no extra bed will be provided
All customers must book this tour using their full name, as seen on their government issued ID/passport along with their birth date and gender. This information will also be required for customers under the age of 18.
Maid of the Mist only operates between May-October.
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