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Niagara Falls Observation Tower: Our most recommended tours and activities

Niagara Falls, USA: Maid of Mist & Cave of Winds Combo Tour

1. Niagara Falls, USA: Maid of Mist & Cave of Winds Combo Tour

Explore Niagara Falls State Park on this guided walking tour. Make the most of your time by starting with the Maid of the Mist boat ride with your guide and then reserve your time slot at Cave of the Winds so you can skip the ticket line. This tour also provides a pass for the hop-on hop-off Niagara Scenic Trolley so you can also visit the Horseshoe Falls, Luna Island, and Three Sisters Island. Meet your guide and begin your tour by hearing stories about the history of the State Park, heroic rescues, and daredevil stunt attempts on your way to the Maid Of The Mist boat ride. Your guide will make sure you receive your poncho while making your way onto the boat and share the best spots for viewing to give you the best experience possible. Cruise along and listen to stories about the Maid of the Mist boat. The boat tour will cross in front of the American and Bridal Veil Falls on your way to and from Horseshoe Falls, the largest of the three waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls. Get up close for a breathtaking experience. Once the cruise is completed, head back up to the Niagara Falls Observation Tower where your guide will share more stories and can help with snapping photos of you with the amazing views of Niagara Falls behind you. At the conclusion of your guided portion, you'll receive passes for both the hop-on, and hop-off Niagara Scenic Trolley service and a timed reservation for the Cave of the Winds. The very next stop after boarding the Niagara Scenic Trolley will be the Cave of the Winds. Once the Trolley brings you on the short journey over to the Cave of the Winds, you'll have your timed reservation so you can skip the ticket line. Explore this breathtaking attraction by taking an elevator ride down 150 feet into the Niagara Gorge. After collecting your waterproof poncho, experience Niagara Falls up close and personal. Take part in an exhilarating ascension up to the Hurricane Deck positioned at the base of Bridal Veil Falls where you will get absolutely soaked. Your Trolley pass is good all day long, so the Niagara Scenic Trolley will aid you as you chart your own course without a guide throughout Goat Island. Witness stunning views from both Terrapin Point and Luna Island and see the rapids up close at Three Sisters Island.

Niagara Falls, USA: Guided Caves, Boat, and Tower Tour

2. Niagara Falls, USA: Guided Caves, Boat, and Tower Tour

Marvel at Niagara Falls on a tour that includes a boat cruise on the river, entry to the Niagara Observation Tower, and entry to the Cave of the Winds. Follow your guide and listen to their facts and anecdotes about the falls and their history. See the falls from all perspectives. Get picked up from your hotel in Niagara Falls, USA, and head straight to the Niagara Falls State Park. First, admire all three of the rushing waterfalls from the top of the Niagara Observation Tower. From largest to smallest, see the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls from this high vantage point. Then, get up close to the mighty waterfalls on the Maid of The Mist boat on a cruise on the river. Feel the mist blow off the falls and hear their thundering roar surrounding you as you cruise on the water. Next, head to Goat Island to visit the Cave of the Winds. Don your yellow poncho and follow your guide along the wooden walkways and bridges to get really close to the waterfalls. Here, you are standing a mere 6 meters from the Bridal Veil Falls. Head back to your hotel with memorable moments spend at Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls, USA: Maid of the Mist Ticket and Guided Tour

3. Niagara Falls, USA: Maid of the Mist Ticket and Guided Tour

Enjoy the Maid of the Mist Boat Ride and then explore the Niagara Falls State Park during a guided walking tour. Hear about stories about the legends and the exciting side of Niagara Falls, from those who discovered it to those who challenged it. Meet your guide outside the Hard Rock Café and begin your waterfall-filled adventure. Hop aboard the Maid of the Mist and experience the mist that rises from the force of the falling water. Look for the rainbows that appear on sunny days.  Chart course from the Observation Tower to the base of the American Falls and onto the basin of Horseshoe Falls. Admire roaring falls and the massive rock formations as you glide across the water. Take a scenic walking tour from the historical marker at Hennepin Rock to the Trolley Loop around Prospect Point. Take in sweeping views, lush trees, and historical landmarks as you go. Return to your starting point at the end of the tour. 

Niagara Falls USA: American Side Tour with Maid of the Mist

4. Niagara Falls USA: American Side Tour with Maid of the Mist

Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel in Niagara Falls, and enjoy the scenic views as you go to board the Maid of the Mist boat ride, American Falls and Observation Tower. Head to the cave of the winds where you to stand below the falls before taking in the stunning views at the Niagara Falls. Continue to Bridal Veil Falls to see the smallest of the three waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls. Stop at Goat Island between the Bridal Veil Falls and the scenic view of Horseshoe Falls from the USA side. Go to Niagara Falls State Park for half an hour before visiting Luna Island for a short stop. Finish at Prospect Point to get one last amazing view of the falls.

Niagara Falls, USA: State Park Guided Tour in Winter

5. Niagara Falls, USA: State Park Guided Tour in Winter

Explore Niagara Falls on this comprehensive guided tour. Gaze at the Falls from below at the gorge walk, and get up close to the waterfall in the Cave of the Winds on Goat Island. Visit Stedman's Bluff before heading to the Three Sisters Islands, then get panoramic views from the Observation Tower. Enjoy transportation from your hotel before starting at the Cave of the Winds, where you can go below the Falls to see the spectacular river, as well as visit the interactive information room to learn more about Niagara Falls. Next, you'll head to Stedman's Bluff for an overlook of the American side of the Falls. Marvel at the 150ft icicles which form in winter. Though the Falls do not freeze completely, ice transforms the base, creating a view of sparkling icicles, crystalline mounds, and natural ice sculptures. Then, take a trip out to the Three Sisters Islands, learn about its history from your guide and see the amazing rapids above Niagara Falls, where 700,000 gallons of water fall per second. Finally, head to the Observation Tower, the only point in the State Park where you can see all three Falls at once.

Niagara Falls: Boat Ride, Cave Tickets and Walking Tour

6. Niagara Falls: Boat Ride, Cave Tickets and Walking Tour

Experience some of Niagara's famous attractions on this tour. Explore the Cave of the Winds, see all three of Niagara's famous waterfalls, and take a trolley ride around the State Park on this tour perfect for those trying to avoid a lengthy walking tour. Enjoy the Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, and then explore the Niagara Falls State Park during a guided tour with a story guide, a local historian or a veteran who will share stories and history of the falls while on the tour. Enjoy a walking tour from Hennepin Rock to the Trolley Loop around Prospect Point and admission to the Maid of the Mist. Discover the thrill of walking below and under a world-famous waterfall as you enjoy the Cave of the Winds and a walking tour that features all three of Niagara's Mighty Waterfalls. See other highlights of Niagara including the Power Arch, Tesla Statue, Luna Island, Steadman's Bluff, Gorge Rim Walkway, Terrapin Point, and more. Take a trolley ride around the park and stop at 5 different locations within the park, perfect for those who want to see the park without walking the entire park on foot.

Niagara Falls, USA: American Side Tour & Maid of the Mist

7. Niagara Falls, USA: American Side Tour & Maid of the Mist

Get up close to explore the scenic beauty of Niagara Falls on the US side, on a bus tour of the area. Head to its most popular viewpoints for breathtaking panoramas of the thundering falls. Choose between a 3 hour or 4.5 hour half-day tour. Visit the American side's top attractions, including a ride aboard the world-famous Maid of the Mist and famous Observation Tower. Your experienced and personable guide will share with you the region's rich history. Choose between a 3-hour and a 4.5-hour tour option. On the shorter 3-hour tour, you will be picked up from Niagara Falls, New York. Firstly, cruise to the Horseshoe Falls on the Maid of Mist boat to feel the mist of the falls and immerse yourself in these stunning natural surroundings. Then travel around Whirlpool State Park, a 109-acre area that overlooks the Niagara Whirlpool, Niagara River, and the lower Niagara Gorge. See the falls in all their glory from above. Next, climb aboard the Maid the Mist boat and view the mighty Niagara Falls from a different perspective. Feel the spray of the mist and hear the thunder of the falls from up close. On the 4.5-hour tour, you will begin with the hotel pickup from Niagara Falls, New York, or Niagara Falls, Ontario, aboard a climate-controlled bus. 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 lookout spots, like Prospect Point and Terrapin Point. Walk around Whirlpool State Park for panoramic viewing of the Niagara Rapids and Whirlpool from atop the Niagara Gorge Trail.

Niagara Falls, USA: Half-Day Small-Group Sightseeing Tour

8. Niagara Falls, USA: Half-Day Small-Group Sightseeing Tour

See the best of Niagara Falls, New York on a sightseeing cruise. Visit the Cave of the Winds, walk on the hurricane deck, and cruise on the famous Maid of the Mist boat. View the islands and admire Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, Whirlpool Falls, and Bridal Veil falls. Enjoy pickup from the location of your choice in Niagara Falls, New York. Transfer to the Cave of the Winds. Journey 175 feet in the elevator into Niagara Gorge. Put on your yellow poncho and special footwear and feel the spray on your face as you venture along the 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 Bridal Veil Falls from different viewpoints. Then, get dropped off at your accommodation in downtown Niagara Falls, New York.

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

9. 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 falls

Niagara Falls, USA: Boat & Walking Tour with Helicopter Ride

10. Niagara Falls, USA: Boat & Walking Tour with Helicopter Ride

Experience all the wonders of the powerful Niagara Falls with this one-of-a-kind tour. Hear the thunderous roars of the falls on a scenic boat trip, visit the striking Goat Island, walk through the gorge at Cave of the Winds, and feel the thrill of flying on a panoramic helicopter ride. Begin your adventure by getting picked up from your hotel. Check out the view from the Prospect Point Observation Tower, before boarding your boat for the Maid of the Mist tour. Marvel at the site from a unique perspective as you navigate and hear the power of the thundering waterfalls. Stop for a visit at Goat Island, connected to Terrapin Point and Luna Island. See the Nikola Tesla monument overlooking the falls and get close to the Bridal Veil Falls. Head over to Cave of the Winds and descend 175 feet into the Niagara Gorge. Travel through a series of walkways leading to the “hurricane deck”, only a few feet away from the Bridal Veil Falls. Your proximity to the falls will make you feel like you’re surrounded by tropical storm-like conditions, even when it’s calm out. Up next, reach the moment you’ve been waiting for all day. Your guide will assist you in boarding a Rainbow Air helicopter for an unforgettable ride above Niagara Falls, the gorge, and the surrounding area. Finish the day on a high note with fascinating views before traveling back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Niagara Falls Observation Tower

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It is a wonderful experience and I would strongly suggest to take this tour if they can. They also should ask for Uncle Moe.

our tour guide, uncle moe was terrific! our whole day was wonderful and it was a great experience.

Yes, Wonderful guide, knowledgeable. Loved the scenery, not impersonal at all. Very accommodating.

I loved everything!! One of the best tour I’ve ever done in my life. Would absolutely recommend

We had a lot of fun. We would definitely do it again