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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.

  • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Ticket Options with Ferry

    2. Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Ticket Options with Ferry

    Begin your experience by departing from Battery Park, Manhattan or Liberty State Park, New Jersey. Battery Park is easily accessible via subway, located in Lower Manhattan. Liberty State Park is easily accessible via car, located in Jersey City, NJ. Once you arrive at the meeting point, enjoy priority line access with your pre-purchased ticket. Board the ferry and see the impressive views of Lady Liberty and the NYC skyline. Take note of the ferry's return times to plan your day. Your ticket gives you access to explore two attractions: Liberty Island (with the Statue of Liberty) and Ellis Island. The itinerary depends on your departure location. From Manhattan, your first stop will be Liberty Island. On arrival, pick up your multilingual audio guide to start exploring the history of the Statue of Liberty. Children also have the opportunity to enjoy a special narration of this self-g...

    Wonderful being able to take a ferry from Liberty Park to both Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty and back. Great rates!

  • NYC: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Pre-Ferry Tour

    3. NYC: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Pre-Ferry Tour

    Learn all about the unique history of Battery Park on a 30-minute guided tour with an experienced local guide. Located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, the 25-acre green park has a varied history and many classic monuments to explore. Find out essential facts surrounding the Battery Cannon, Battery Oval, Coast Guard Memorial, Bosque Gardens and the circular Bosque Fountain. Finish up the walking tour at Castle Clinton, built in anticipation of the War of 1812. Positioned in the middle of the park, the castle acts as a centerpiece of the revitalization efforts of the park. Your guide will then assist you through the various procedures to board the ferry for Liberty Island. Benefit from priority boarding and save precious time. Cross New York Harbor to the Statue of Liberty. Built by Gustave Eiffel, Lady Liberty was a gift to the United States from the people of France. Take a se...

    This was a great trip for a great price. Our guide, her name is Isabella I believe made the tour so much better. She is highly knowledgeable and very witty and funny. We loved the experience. I would highly recommend.

  • Niagara Falls: Half-Day Small-Group Sightseeing Tour

    4. Niagara Falls: Half-Day Small-Group Sightseeing Tour

    See the best of Niagara Falls, New York on an immersive 4-5 hour tour. Experience the top attractions and sights of the waterfall on the US side from different areas, and enjoy pickup from a location of your choice in Niagara Falls, New York. First, ride the elevator at the Cave of the Winds and journey 175 feet into Niagara Gorge. Put on the provided bright yellow ponchos and special footwear and feel the spray on your face as you venture along the wooden walkway to the hurricane deck. Then, board the famous Maid of the Mist boat and take in the magnificent views from the water. Go to the Observation Tower to experience the only place in the park where you can see both the American and Horseshoe Falls at the same time

    Admire attractions such as the Whirlpool Falls, 3 Sister Islands, and Luna Island, and head to Goat Island to see the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Brid...

    Jimmy provided excellent information not only about the Falls but about the overall area. The various stops as part of the overall tour was great! I would highly recommend using this sight seeing tour!

  • Niagara Falls USA: Guided Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat

    5. Niagara Falls USA: Guided Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat

    See the Cave of the Winds, Observation Tower, and other Niagara attractions in a clean and comfortable vehicle, in the company of a local, professional guide.

    Begin your tour with pickup at your accommodation and head straight for the Maid of the Mist Boat. This famous boat tour of the falls has been running since the 1840s, and is the best way to see the spectacular falls. Next, head for the Cave Of The Winds, a natural cave behind Bridal Veil Falls, with vast high ceilings and walls, and originally dubbed Aeolus's Cave, after the Greek god of winds. Move on to the Niagara Falls Observation Tower and gaze out onto the dramatic gorge. Afterwards, pay a visit to the Three Sisters Islands. Bridal Veil Falls is your next stop, before moving onto Goat Island. You'll also visit the Niagara Falls State Park, Luna Island, and the observation tower at Prospect Point. Conclude...

    The tour was the best idea. Not having to drive was a bonus. Our tour guide Jimmy was fantastic. We were able to just relax and enjoy the sights thanks to Jimmy and Gil.

  • From Manhattan: Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn Bus Tour

    6. From Manhattan: Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn Bus Tour

    After pickup, head north from Manhattan, going through the neighborhood of Harlem and crossing into the Bronx. Visit the Yankee Stadium, home of the legendary NYC baseball team. Enjoy a stop to take pictures and shop for souvenirs. Proceed to the South Bronx to see graffiti and street art masterpieces. Hear the stories behind each of the most famous pieces, snapping photos along the way. Next, head to Queens, the largest and most multicultural borough in New York. Visit Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, where you'll find the Mets' Stadium and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The final stop in Queens will be on Roosevelt Avenue, one of the borough’s main streets. See first hand how immigration has contributed to the vibrant life of this neighborhood, full of multicultural stores and restaurants. The last borough to visit is Brooklyn, where you’ll see the Jewish Quarters i...

  • Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & 9/11 Memorial Tour

    7. Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & 9/11 Memorial Tour

    Meet your guide at Battery Park and enjoy Fast Track priority boarding for the ferry to the Statue of Liberty on this 5-hour program. Designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the iconic copper Statue was built by Gustave Eiffel. Dedicated on 28 October 1886, it was a gift to the United States from the people of France. Visit the all-new Pedestal Museum, to learn more about this famous monument. Continue to Ellis Island, home to a federal immigration station that opened in 1892 and continued operations for more than 60 years before closing in 1954. Millions of immigrants passed through the station during that period. It is thought that at least 40% of all current United States citizens can trace one or more of their ancestors to Ellis Island. After returning to Battery Park, you’ll visit the National September 11 Memorial, the principal monument commemorating the terrorist attacks of ...

    Leeann was an amazing guide. Her knowledge of the history of New York was quite extensive. She gave 100 percent for 5 hours.I walked away with a much deeper understanding of how millions of immigrants came to this country.

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

    8. 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.

  • 2-Day Niagara Falls and Shopping Trip from New York City

    9. 2-Day Niagara Falls and Shopping Trip from New York City

    Escape the hectic atmosphere of New York for a night on this 2-day tour to Niagara Falls. You will travel to the U.S. side of the Falls, get the chance to ride under the Falls on the famous Maid of the Mist, and enjoy some time to shop for bargains at the outlet mall. Day 1: Your air-conditioned van or bus departs from the Big Apple and heads north, where it passes the beautiful Delaware Gap and then makes its way to Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Stretch your legs on a walk through Watkins Glen Canyon for views of the beautiful waterfalls. On the way to Niagara Falls, pass by the stunning Seneca Lake. Arrive in Niagara Falls in the late afternoon. Tour the American side of Niagara Falls, including the American Falls, Goat Island, and Sister Island. Once the sun sets, a night tour of Niagara Falls showcases colorful lighting of the thu...

    Una experiencia excelente, los guías son atentos y súper amigables, el grupo en español con Tehila fue genial, junto con Okai hacen un excelente grupo multi idiomas, y el hotel que escogen en Niagara Falls es muy bonito

  • Niagara Falls, USA: Made in America Tour & Maid of the Mist

    10. Niagara Falls, USA: Made in America Tour & Maid of the Mist

    Get up close to the scenic beauty of Niagara Falls, New York, on this half-day tour. Visit the American side's top attractions, including a ride aboard the world-famous Maid of the Mist. Your experienced and personable guide will share with you the region's rich history. Your tour begins with hotel pickup from Niagara Falls, New York, or Niagara Falls, Ontario. The first stop is Niagara Falls State Park. Descend 250 feet to the base of the American Falls to board the world-famous Maid of the Mist boat. Sail up to the Horseshoe Falls, to feel the refreshing spray and hear the roar of water rushing over its cliffs. Get up close and personal to the Falls at the Cave of the Winds. Descend 175 feet into the Niagara Gorge and then get kitted out in a poncho and specialized footwear. Hike a series of wooden walkways up to the famous "Hurricane Deck." Enjoy views of the Falls from various loo...

    Shelly was an absolute gem of a tour guide! She was super pleasant picking us up for our guided tour. Shelly was very informative during our tour and even took us to the most amazing little bakery for lunch!

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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.

This was a great trip for a great price. Our guide, her name is Isabella I believe made the tour so much better. She is highly knowledgeable and very witty and funny. We loved the experience. I would highly recommend.

Great tour. Our guide Seiad was all you can hope for in a guide. pleasant, informative and made us all very comfortable.

Great trip! I was scouting spots to propose so the guided tour helped!

Good information from guide and timing was perfect.