Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & SundayDuration
2 Days /1 NightStart time
Start time: 7:00am
Make your way Grayline Visitor’s Center 777 8th Avenue between 47th & 48th Street
The tour ends at the starting point
Take a scenic route out through the mountains and forests. Stop on the way to look at the pretty waterfalls of Watkins Glen.
If Watkins is the warm up, Niagara's the main act. Before you see the Falls you will surely hear their roaring sound. Stand spellbound as you watch up to 600,000 gallons of water per second plunge over the great escarpment in clouds of mist and plumes of spray.
View Niagara by day and then again after dark, when intense spotlights bathe the Falls with different shades of color. It's an unforgettable sight.
Next day, board the 'Maid in the Mist' passenger boat to get a closer look at the great curtain of water. Or in April go by the Scenic Tunnels to view the Falls from behind.
Having enjoyed the fresh air and seen one of the world's greatest water features, treat yourself to some shopping at one of the wonderful outlet malls on the way back to New York.
Day 1: New York - Finger Lakes - Niagara Falls
Your exciting two-day Overnight at Niagara Falls Tour 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 – Bet 47th & 48th street at New York Airport Service in an air-conditioned vehicle.
With your bilingual 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.
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.
Then the guide will drop off passengers that cannot cross the border at the hotel – normally the Howard Johnson closest to the falls.
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 - New York
After breakfast, you will visit Horseshoe Falls (largest of the three Falls) for a close-up look.
In summer (01 May - 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 inside the curve of the Horseshoe Falls.
In spring (01 Oct - 30 Apr), you will take the Scenic Tunnels tour (approximately 1 hour) and see the Falls from behind.
At noon you will head back 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 by coach and will be dropped off at the starting point at New York Airport Service.
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
This tour is available to Passengers with no Canadian Visa, These passengers will be accommodated on the USA side of the falls
Hotel on the US side – Howard Johnson, closest to the falls
Smoking is not permitted on the motor coach
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
Maid of the Mist only operates between May-October
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. Please Note: effective January 1, 2008, 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
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
The thing that could have been made clearer was who could go to the Canadian side and who had to remain in USA. I went to confirm and found the start of the tour had changed and...Jane M Karantonis, New Zealand, 30/May/2014
We travelled as a senior couple. Good experience. Eating places and guide information very good....Sylvia Aldebol Guash, United States, 20/May/2014
Great experience but it's really cold this time of year so bring a warm jacket!...Rebecca J Coburn, Australia, 18/Nov/2012
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