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  • Niagara Falls, USA: American Tour & Maid of The Mist

    1. Niagara Falls, USA: American Tour & Maid of The Mist

    Experience the adventure, beauty, and natural wonder that is Niagara Falls, USA. Your half-day tour includes the American Observation Tower, the world-famous 'Maid of The Mist' boat ride, the 'Cave of the Winds' adventure, and a visit to the historic Niagara Falls State Park.

    Admire the stunning Falls from atop the American Observation Tower. Get up close to the mighty Falls on the Maid of The Mist boat ride and Cave of the Winds adventure. Hear the thundering roar and feel the mist on your face on the cruise. Tour Niagara State Park, the oldest in the USA and home to the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls, and a portion of the Horseshoe Falls. Marvel at breathtaking vistas and delve into the rich history of the daredevils who tried to conquer the

    The tour guide picked us up at our hotel on time. The tour was very interesting and covered all of the better viewing areas of the falls. The Maid of the Mist boat tour was great, even with all the spray from the falls.

  • New York City: Manhattan Island Helicopter Tour

    2. New York City: Manhattan Island Helicopter Tour

    Experience the best views in New York City from inside a helicopter, complete with large floor-to-ceiling convex windows for your viewing pleasure. On your flight you will see the beautiful Central Park, Hudson River, and New York Harbor, including the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum.

    You’ll also cruise past the Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, the World Financial Center, and the Chrysler Building from up high, as well as the iconic Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Greenwich Village, South Street Seaport, and the Brooklyn Bridge, which dates all the way back to 1883.

    With tour narration and all heliport fees included, there is no better way to enjoy the dramatic and ever-evolving New York City skyline.

    Fantastic experience. It helped that we had a gorgeous day! Beautiful way to see the city. Our helicopter sat 5 people, 1 up front and 4 in the back in. 2-2 configuration so everything had a great window view.

  • Lewiston USA: 45-Minute Jet-Boat Tour on the Niagara River

    3. Lewiston USA: 45-Minute Jet-Boat Tour on the Niagara River

    Say goodbye to conventional sightseeing as you pile on board an open jet-boat and set off on an adventurous, stimulating tour of the Niagra River. Spend 45 minutes taking in the scenery and learning the history of the river as your professional guide leads you through the rapids. This tour is more than an adventure through the rapids; it is a chance to learn about the history of the Niagara River. Your knowledgeable guide will point out specific historical landmarks, and explain the differences between the American and Canadian sides of the river. Hang on as the boat is navigated through the river to deliver a thrilling ride through the Class 5 rapids. The highlights of this part of the tour include entering Devil’s Hole, where the rapids begin, and experiencing the exhilarating 365-degree jet spin. The Wet Jet boats are designed with an open top to deliver a panoramic view but that m...

    This activity is excellent. I had a lot fun and their are very professional which make you feel safe and you are really in good hands.

  • NYC: Grand Palisades Fall Foliage Yacht Tour

    4. NYC: Grand Palisades Fall Foliage Yacht Tour

    Climb aboard the Manhattan, a cozy, elegant, 1920's-style yacht, and travel northbound on the Hudson River in style. Admire the last leaves of Fall in all their splendor through the skylights of the ship’s heated and enclosed observatory or while catching the breeze on her bow. Observe New York's most dramatic natural wonders and colorful foliage as the seasons change. Highlights along the way of this cruise include the beautiful Upper West Side of Manhattan and the majestic George Washington Bridge. The orange, golden, and brown leaves of Fall along the Hudson River Valley is one of New York's most dramatic geological features. Enjoy a complimentary alcoholic beverage, with additional non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. Relax in comfort with indoor, climate-controlled assigned seating and outdoor seating available. So, come aboard this autumnal cruise and head n...

    Had a great time. Friendly people, great service and the views are spectacular. Thank you

  • From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

    5. From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

    Welcome to Linden, New Jersey where for an evening NYC flight adventure. Reach Linden by NJ Transit from Manhattan's Penn Station or via car with plenty of free parking available. Upgrade to a private flight experience and benefit from round-trip transfers from Manhattan.

    Your journey begins by flying directly over Newark International Airport towards Manhattan. En route to New York Harbor, view the illuminated Statue of Liberty before viewing the skyscrapers of the Financial District, home of The New York Stock Exchange.

    Flying north along the Hudson River, catch a glimpse of the Empire State Building, as well as Madison Square Garden, Hudson Yards, Chelsea, The West Village, SOHO and TRIBECA. 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center are also in view.

    Be prepared to get some great pictures as you ...

    It was a unique experience! The pilot was very funny! We had a wonderful time. We flew at night and made the experience even more magical.

  • Niagara USA: Jet Adventure Whitewater Rapids Boat Tour

    6. Niagara USA: Jet Adventure Whitewater Rapids Boat Tour

    Climb aboard a high-speed adventure and experience the power of the Niagara River without getting wet. Travel upriver into the Niagara Gorge and stay dry with indoor climate-controlled seating as the water crashes in around you. Speed through rapids and see the swirling Niagara Whirlpool. Take in the shoreline and check out sites like Brock's Monument and Fort Niagara. Reach the Class 5 Devil’s Hole Rapids, where the thrill ride kicks into high gear. Hold on tight amid the heart-pounding Class 5 rapids of the swirling Niagara Gorge and be prepared for the captain’s thrilling 360-degree spins. Enjoy knowing that photos and video are being taken to purchase after your tour so you can share your experience with family and friends. With entertaining tour guides and comprehensive narration, take a memorable adventure ride filled with thrills, scenery, facts, and fun.

    My son and I had a fantastic time on this white water Rapids Boat Tour. The captains Shawn and Roy were very fun and knowledgeable. Plus I felt safe at all times. It was the best part of our Niagra Falls vacation trip.

  • NYC: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Yacht Manhattan

    7. NYC: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Yacht Manhattan

    Cruise New York City's famous harbor aboard the 1920s-style yacht, the Manhattan, while listening to live jazz music on a 1.5-hour cruise. Sit back and enjoy gorgeous views of the New York skyline while enjoying a live jazz band which will play everything from classic jazz standards by Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Duke Ellington, to new renditions of Motown songs, R&B grooves, and hits from today! The band does take requests, so please ask for your favorite, as they may very well know it! During your cruise, see many famous buildings and sights, including Battery Park, South Street Seaport and the Financial District, Governor's Island, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. An alcoholic drink is included to enjoy as you soak up the surrounding sights and the sounds.

    This was an amazing experience. I took my boyfriend who loves jazz for his birthday and he loved it. Music was great and being outside seeing the skyline and Statue of Liberty was very romantic. The crew were all very nice and even gave us a free drink at the end of the night.

  • NYC: Hudson River Fall Foliage Afternoon Sail

    8. NYC: Hudson River Fall Foliage Afternoon Sail

    Bordering the Hudson River north of Fort Lee, New Jersey, the Palisades are among the most dramatic geologic features in New York City's vicinity. Now you can have one of the best views of this natural wonder from a seat on the Schooner Adirondack or Schooner America 2.0. During this Autumn sightseeing sail, you will: • Sail north on the Hudson, with unsurpassed views of the city's Upper West Side • Pass the the Palisades, a picturesque area lined with breathtaking cliffs • Admire the orange, golden and brown leaves of fall • Experience a Hudson River Valley excursion unlike any other Savor a complimentary beverage, with additional beverages available for purchase. Join this autumn sail out of the busy city to the elegant, foliage-adorned cliffs of the Palisades.

  • From NYC: Exclusive Spanish-Language Day Trip to Boston

    9. From NYC: Exclusive Spanish-Language Day Trip to Boston

    Your trip to Boston begins in Midtown Manhattan at the entrance of your preferred pickup hotel: Millennium Broadway, Pennsylvania, or Manhattan at Times Square. Once you have been picked up, head north to the capital city of Massachusetts. There will be a stop halfway, where you will have time to have breakfast and use the services. Once you arrive in Boston, the first stop is Copley Square, where you can appreciate the architectural contrasts of the city. You will see iconic sites such as the first public library in the United States, the Hancock Tower, the Church of the Holy Trinity, and the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. Within Copley Square, discover the monument to the Hare and the Turtle, which commemorates the cemetery of the Boston Marathon. The next stop will be in the Church of Christ Scientist. Following, head through Massachusetts Avenue where you will see the Back Bay neighbo...

    El guía Martin es muy agradable y tiene un profundo conocimiento sobre la historia de la ciudad. Ampliamente recomendado.

  • From New York City: Niagara Falls Full-Day Bus Tour

    10. From New York City: Niagara Falls Full-Day Bus Tour

    Begin your day with an early morning departure from Times Square in Manhattan. Travel by comfortable motorcoach, with your bilingual tour guide, enjoying the scenic landscape of upstate New York on your journey north. The travel time is approximately 7-8 hours, each way, with one rest stop. Upon arrival at your destination, begin experiencing the adventure, beauty, and natural wonder of the Niagara Falls on board of the historic Maid of the Mist boat cruise or, when the Maid of the Mist is not running, from other observation points such as Cave of the Winds Gorge Walk or others available based on the weather conditions. During your visit, learn about the interesting history of these mighty waters and enjoy spectacular views of the falls from different vantage points. You will have the opportunity for lunch on your own, souvenir shopping, and exploring the beautiful Niagara Falls State ...

    The tour was great. The bus stops at the grocery store about 3 hours into the trip. I highly recommend getting your breakfast and lunch at that time. The food options at the falls aren’t great. You get about 3/4 hours at the falls with the ride on the maid of the mist plenty of time to do the cave of the winds on your own. The guide was very nice and the ride has lots of good scenery.

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This was an amazing experience. I took my boyfriend who loves jazz for his birthday and he loved it. Music was great and being outside seeing the skyline and Statue of Liberty was very romantic. The crew were all very nice and even gave us a free drink at the end of the night.

The tour guide picked us up at our hotel on time. The tour was very interesting and covered all of the better viewing areas of the falls. The Maid of the Mist boat tour was great, even with all the spray from the falls.

The tour was nice! The guide, Brian was funny and knowledgeable about all the sites. I would recommend this tour to others. Thanks!

Amazing experience, it was the highlight of my trip to New York !

It's really good you should try it! Is so much fun