Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls American Side Highlights Tour from USA

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From USD 110.45

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 to 5 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get as close as possible to Niagara Falls on this guided escape to one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders and the surrounding Niagara Falls, USA region. Feel the powerful rush of 150,000 gallons of water per second from the Prospect Point Observation Tower, overlooking the American falls. Take a journey to the edge of the rushing water—by boat on the Maid of the Mist and by land on the Cave of the Winds tours—plus much more. Local hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Guided tour of Niagara Falls, USA
  • Maid of the Mist boat ride, entrance to the Cave of the Winds and the Prospect Point Observation Tower, and a guided tour of a hydroelectric plant included
  • Stop at the all the key viewing points for great vantage points of the impressive Niagara Falls
  • Visit Bridal Veil Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Goat Island, and more!
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • 4-5 hour guided tour of Niagara Falls USA
  • Maid of the Mist boat ride
  • Selected downtown hotel pickup and drop-off within Niagara Falls NY.
  • Wheelchair accessible transportation, must advise at reservation confirmation
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • One Niagara Welcome Center
    360 Rainbow Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY 14303, USA

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Complimentary pickup at most downtown Niagara Falls, NY hotels available. Please call to confirm pickup availability and time (or select a pick up location from the provided drop down list). If a wheelchair lift bus is required, please advise at the time of confirmation. This tour starts in the USA. Please be ready for pick up in the hotel lobby 40 minutes prior scheduled tour departure.

What To Expect

This is as close as anyone can get to Niagara Falls—without riding over them in a barrel, of course. This seasonal (May-October) tour travels to the edge of the falls, and safely back.

The journey begins at Niagara Falls State Park, the oldest state park in the United States, and all the key viewing areas of the Niagara region—from the relatively unknown to some of the most famous tourist spots in the world.

Take an elevator ride down into the Niagara Gorge, where wooden walkways along the Niagara River lead to the observation deck of the Cave of the Winds, just a few feet from the powerful rush of the falls. It’s like being caught in a tropical storm here. This is what it means to be close to Niagara Falls. Really close.

Take another elevator ride up to the only panoramic view of all three Niagara Falls—the American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls—from the Niagara Falls Observation Tower. Stand over Niagara Gorge with an unobstructed view as the waters rage below.

Visit Goat Island, that small island in the Niagara River separating the Bridal Veil Falls and the Horseshoe Falls.

Hop on board the popular Maid of the Mist for a boat ride to the very edge of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, the most powerful waterfall in North America.

Get to know Niagara Falls—from state parks to islands; from power plants to the iconic falls themselves, this tour of Niagara Falls, USA, covers it all.

Niagara Falls State Park

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Maid Of The Mist

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Operated by Gray Line Niagara Falls

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

The Cave of the Winds and Maid of the Mist are exciting, and you will get wet, so be prepared.
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Worth the money
Kelsie_C, Oct 2022
The tour was great. Bob our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Our 6 year old love it as well. We were able to see everything that we wanted on one tour. Made sightseeing easy and also learned a bunch of history along the way. I liked that I did not have to plan all the attractions that they were done for us.
Nature at its best
Richard_D, Oct 2022
When the boat is right next to and surrounded by the waterfalls, you can witness nature at its finest.
Fantastic Tour!
Karen_S, Oct 2022
My friend and I couldn't find our pick up point and Angela, our tour guide, came and found us so we could go on the tour! We were so grateful!! It was a fantastic tour!! I would highly recommend!!
Tim_B, Oct 2022
Maid of the Mist was fantastic!!! The cave of the winds was great. Enjoyed everything. The guide was flexible and knowledgeable. Thanks ☺️
Incredible Falls
James_M, Oct 2022
Maid of the mist. And walk up stairs to bridal falls tour guide was very patient and kind to the people on the tour
Worth. Every. Penny.
Kirsten_M, Oct 2022
We had the best time on this tour!! Every part of it was fun, informative, and exciting! Our tour guide Shelly did a great job and she exudes a love for this area! I didn’t know what to expect with Niagara Falls but it exceeded every expectation! I’d recommend it to anyone! Go in ready to get wet and ready to have a BLAST!
Amazing American Falls
Demetria_M, Oct 2022
Not even a picture can do justice to the what God created the Falls are absolutely amazing. I recommend this tour the information you get and the the falls is priceless
Just book it!
Jeremiah_A, Sept 2022
I am so glad that we chose to use this tour service. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and witty and made sure we got the most out of our visit. We saw all that Niagara had to offer in a timely fashion and enjoyed the day much more than we would have if we had tried to see it on our own.
Well worth the trip
Amanda_C, Sept 2022
I would recommend this tour. Bob was a great tour guide. He was very informative and personable. The weather started out not so good however we went to cave of the winds just as it was clearing up and got to see beautiful rainbow over the waterfall.
Maid of the Mist boat...
Michael_M, Sept 2022
Maid of the Mist boat ride and getting real close to the falls . The tour person was excellent and the tour takes you around to all the interesting sites.
It’s not 4 hours boat trip the way they advertise
Veronika_L, Aug 2022
Our guide Ross’ Fisher was great! The only think is that it’s not 4 hours boat trip..we thought we would be on the boat with stops not on the the bus with the stops lol so not the experience we wanted to get. I would say this is a good one for older people and kids cause literally all the stops you are having together with the group are the ones you can walk by yourself.
Beautiful place, stressful guide
Kim_W, Aug 2022
The sights were incredible. The tour guide was seriously lacking professionalism and the enthusiasm to deal with visitors. There should have been an itinerary with times and a map at a minimum. He didn’t communicate very many facts or seem interested in the place himself. I spent more time worrying about the tour mates in my group and whether they would be left behind than I did on my own desire to explore.
Don't book this tour.
Nancy_R, Aug 2022
Tour operator had heavy accent and could not be understood. Constant waiting for tour group by operator. Made up time by shortening stops. Area to eat was a fried food truck. Info was finally given at end of tour. Operator spoke on topics not related to Niagara Falls. Do your own planning, this trip is a waste of money.
Very informative and fun
KARI_A, Aug 2022
Great night. Barb was fun. Got dark to see goat island, but the falls lit up at night was cool. Fireworks were fun too.
Angela's Adventurers Tour
Chad_S, Aug 2022
There were so many good parts of the tour. Angela and Dan were great! We learned so much about the history of Niagara Falls with Angela as our tour guide. Dan was also very pleasant to speak with. These two really work well together. The movie and the boat ride were probably the highlights for us.
Great tour with a great guide.
Matthew_W, Aug 2022
Our guide Shelly was amazing. She’s a longtime Niagra Falls local and she provided a lot of extra insight about the tour. She loves her job and it shows during the tour. Our group got to do a few extra things and Shelly even provided tips as to which local restaurants were good. I would highly recommend a tour with her.
Brian is an amazing...
Tom_W, Aug 2022
Brian is an amazing guide! He provided many facts and historical stories which made the trip enjoyable.
You won't regret taking this tour !!
KAREN_S, Aug 2022
Our terrific guide, Ricky Ray conducted a wonderful tour with both interesting factoids and humorous asides that kept us entertained. It never felt like he was rushing the group, with plenty of time to enjoy the awesome scenery of the falls. And it was great not to have wait on long lines for the more popular activities. We were so happy to cover all the activities we most wanted and that certainly lived up to expectations (Cave of the Winds, Maid of the Mist especially). We totally recommend this tour.
The crème de La creme
Mark_R, Aug 2022
It’s very hard to put into words all the feelings and thoughts from this experience. It has no comparison. Just brilliant. Try not to go on a Saturday though. That’s their busiest day. Our tour guide was the icing on the cake. John paid attention to detail and was very helpful
Majestic experience
Suzanna_K, July 2022
We enjoyed everything about the tour, so much to see and having a guide made it easier than having to plan each activity ourselves.