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From NYC: 2-Day Niagara Falls Tour with Shopping Trip

Activity provider: Empire Vacations Inc

From NYC: 2-Day Niagara Falls Tour with Shopping Trip

Activity provider: Empire Vacations Inc

From US$ 365 per person

Escape busy New York on a 2-day excursion to Niagara Falls with overnight accommodation. Visit the U.S. and Canadian sides of the Falls, ride on the Maid of the Mist boat, and shop at outlet malls.

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Duration 2 days
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48 hours
  • New York City

  • Watkins Glen, New York (view)

  • Watkins Glen State Park (sightseeing)

  • Niagara Falls, USA (guided tour)

  • American Falls

  • Goat Island

  • Maid of the Mist Boat Tour, Niagara Falls (guided tour, boat cruise)

    • Optional
  • Cave of the Winds (photo stop, guided tour, sightseeing)

    • Optional
  • New York City

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
  • Feel the mist from the falls as you ride on the famed Maid of the Mist boat
  • Visit Queen Victoria park and explore the Canadian side of Niagara Falls
  • See Goat Island and Sister Island on the American side of Niagara Falls
  • Visit the Power Vista Hydro-electric station and the Cave of the Winds
  • Have the chance to hunt for bargains with a stop at a large outlet mall
Full description

Escape the hectic atmosphere of New York for a night on this 2-day tour to Niagara Falls. Travel to the U.S. side of the Falls and ride on the famous Maid of the Mist boat. Enjoy some time shopping for bargains at the an outlet mall along the way.

Day 1:

Depart from the centrally-located meeting point in New York on an air-conditioned van or bus and heads north. Pass the beautiful Delaware Gap and Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region.

Stretch your legs on a walk through Watkins Glen Canyon and capture pictures of views of the waterfalls. Drive by the stunning Seneca Lake and arrive in Niagara Falls in the late afternoon.

Tour the American side of Niagara Falls, including the American Falls, Goat Island, and Sister Island. Admire a night tour of Niagara Falls showcasing the colorful lighting of the thundering waters before settling in into your comfortable hotel room for the night.

Day 2:

Eat a hearty continental breakfast at the hotel. See both the Niagara and the Horseshoe Falls up close from the Maid of the Mist boat (available from May to October). When the Maid of the Mist is not operating, take a tour of the Power Vista Hydro-Electric Station and visit the Cave of the Winds. Board your bus or van and drive south and back to New York City. Stretch your legs in a more urban area, with a shopping excursion at one of the large outlet malls along the way. Return to the city in time for you to grab a late dinner.

  • 1-night hotel accommodation (on the USA side of the border)
  • Continental breakfast
  • Air-conditioned van or bus
  • Professional tour guide
  • Sightseeing in Niagara Falls
  • Admission to the Maid of the Mist in the summer or Scenic Tunnels in the winter
  • Gratuities
  • Additional food and drinks

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Visa, if required

Know before you go

  • In the event that parts of this itinerary remain inaccessible due to COVID-19, an alternate itinerary will be provided, with final details available prior to your departure
  • A full course of vaccination is required to enter Canada
  • Free Wi Fi is provided on all buses. This service is not available on the vans
  • Maid of the Mist tour will operate from the U.S. side
  • For full terms and conditions please contact the local partner
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 487 reviews

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This trip was excellent. Guide Joseph was friendly, knowledgeable and and excellent host/guide. He provided useful information and advice at each point. He also made the time pass quickly with lots of interesting information. The coach was warm and comfortable. The driver was excellent, we went in the extreme weather and he was amazing. The hotel was clean comfortable and we stayed on the Canadian side of the falls. It even had a swimming pool!The falls are beautiful. We got time on both sides. The stops were also excellent with good choice of food options. The mall was also excellent lots of bargains to be had. Cannot fault this trip. Excellent value for money. It is a really long way you need to stay overnight, it is excellent value for money. Would highly recommend to anyone.

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December 29, 2022

Great tour with enough breaks. We had a choice of sleeping on the Canadian or Canadian side. The hotel in Canada was great. The falls were impressive. We really enjoyed the boat tour. The bus was air-conditioned and we had free wifi. Only the stay at Watkins Glen and the outlet stores (1.5 hours) was a bit short when traveling as a family. But this trip is worth it.

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October 30, 2022

This tour is highly recommended. The long journey was made into a pleasant journey by sufficient breaks, a short hike through Watkins Glen State Park on the outward journey, a stop at the outlet center on the return journey and lots of information during the journey to land from our tour guide Iris. Niagara Falls are very impressive. We were able to see them from both sides (American and Canadian side), day and night, and then the light show and fireworks in the evening. The next day we went to the Maid of the Mist Tour. We would definitely recommend the 2 day tour with an overnight stay on the Canadian side, entry was easy. Kudos to our tour guide Iris, who told us a lot and answered our questions. Kudos also to the bus driver, who brought us to our destination quickly and safely.

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October 8, 2022

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