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.
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 .
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.