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2-Day Niagara Falls Tour from New York by Bus

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Leave the hustle and bustle of New York City behind and enjoy a relaxing 2-day overnight trip to Niagara Falls. You'll travel to upstate New York by bus and visit both the American and Canadian sides of the falls to discover the majestic beauty of Niagara! The following day, you'll enjoy premium outlet shopping on the way back to New York. This overnight tour is a must-do when visiting New York City!
  • Explore both sides of Niagara Falls on a 2-day bus tour from New York City
  • Head deep into the falls on the famous Maid of the Mist boat
  • Visit the Canadian and American sides by day and night
  • Stop at the Crossings Premium Outlets on the way back to the city
What to Expect
Make your way to the Gray Line New York office in Port Authority to begin your 2-day tour to Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Canada. Take a scenic drive through upstate New York, stopping at Watkins Glen to see the beautiful Finger Lakes. Arrive at the American side of the falls and spend the evening admiring the falls, illuminated at night, and then head to the Canadian side to rest up at your hotel. Start your morning with the famous Maid of the Mist boat tour which takes you deep into the heart of the falls for unparalleled views and photo opportunities. Hop back on the bus and head towards Tannersville, Pa., to shop at the Crossings Premium Outlets, with more than 100 name-brand stores. Your tour ends at the original departure point in New York City in the evening.
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Departure Point
777 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA
Departure Time
7:00 AM
2 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 2-day Niagara Falls and Shopping Tour
  • Professional tour guide
  • Transportation by 15-passenger van or a full-sized bus
  • 1 night hotel including tax and Continental Breakfast
  • Sightseeing in Niagara Falls
  • Wifi on bus only
  • Entry/Admission - Watkins Glen State Park
  • Entry/Admission - She-Qua-Ga Falls
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible transportation must be requested in advance
  • Children under the age of 2 are free, please advise at time of booking if infant is traveling
  • All passengers are required to have proper identification when entering or leaving the United States. For entry to Canada, it is the passenger’s responsibility to make sure in advance that visa requirements are met
  • Passengers without the proper travel documents to cross and enter Canada can still join this tour. In such event, the passenger will remain at the hotel on the United States side of the Falls and will not join any part of the tour that will take place in the Canadian territory. You will be able to join the boat ride on the Maid of the Mist as this departs from the American side of the Falls. You will get to see the American Falls and the Canadian Falls from the boat. During the winter months, when the Maid of the Mist is not operating, you will be able to walk to the Falls on your own. There are no substitute attractions on the America side of the Falls. Outlet shopping is located on the American side and does not require a Canadian visa or passport
  • Montour Falls will replace Watkins Glenn Park during winter months when it is inaccessible
  • For tours with fewer guests, vans may be substituted
  • Tours can be bilingual as they are offered in many different languages
  • Luggage is limited to one piece and a small carry on per person - no restrictions on size/weight.
  • Maid of the Mist is available from mid-May until mid-October. Please have in mind that the start of the summer season is subject to weather conditions.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Hotel Accommodations: Ramada by Wyndham Hotel or for travelers that must remain in the US, Comfort Inn “The Pointe” or similar. Please note specific hotels mentioned not guaranteed
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The tour guide was very helpful and responsive to our questions. The bus seats were comfortable and it had leg space for us to stretch. It was a great experience to go sightseeing the water fall in Canadian side. I would definitely recommend this tour...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank nhuyen78
Reservations A, Public Relations Manager at Empire Vacations Day Tours - New York, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you taking the time to review our tour. It was great having you:) Mike Amadeo Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really long coach trip but so worth it. We had excellent guides (Stefanos and Rhys) and driver, Mario was outstanding. The journey both ways is broken up with several stops including a waterfall walk at Watkins Glen. The hotel at Niagara Falls...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome 2 days. Even with the rain it was an enjoyable few days. Well organised and great guides. Stefanos was fabulous.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Helen T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This would be a 5 star rating given the venue and spectacle offerred. The tour includes a visit to the idyllic and picturesque Watkins Glen which serves also as a welcome break in the 8 hour plus journey from NYC to Niagara Falls. It is...More

Thank lavukat
Reviewed August 24, 2019

The trip to Niagara Falls with Ben was amazing. We left promptly from the pickup point. Time was allowed for restroom and food breaks, and also to break up the trip. It's a long trip to Niagara Falls but the bus was comfortable. It's cool...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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October 15, 2019|
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Response from Judit R | Reviewed this property |
Behind the falls tour. It's actually really cool.
Ksenija K
September 25, 2019|
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Response from Judit R | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Travelodge Hotel which was far enough from the city noise but only 15minutes walk from the waterfall. Nice hotel, organised by the tour company and it was included in tour (which I don't remember how much it... More
August 11, 2019|
Response from Jessica T |
Please ask the agency. I was just a tourist. I do not work for the agency.
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