Half-Day Canadian Side Sightseeing Tour of Niagara Falls with Cruise & Lunch

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Half-Day Canadian Side Sightseeing Tour of Niagara Falls with Cruise & Lunch
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A professional, local licensed tour guide will lead this sightseeing tour. Discover the Canadian side of Niagara Falls on this 6-hour tour with commentary by a knowledgeable guide. Walk behind the falls with Journey Behind the Falls, where the mighty Horseshoe Falls tumbles from 13-stories high and crashes below, Souvenir City, Whirlpool Rapids, and Floral Clock. Enjoy a Hornblower Boat Cruise & journey behind the falls. Scenic drive along Niagara River

Note: The Hornblower Boat Cruise is only available April 1 through November 30 as it is closed during winter months due to ice.
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In Brief

Location:
Niagara Falls, Canada
Country:
Canada
Duration:
6 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Small group ensures personal service
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3Y9 Canada

where every year millions of visitors stand close to the thundering water rushing over the brink of the Horseshoe Falls! Not only is Table Rock right at the Falls itself, but there's plenty to do once you get there.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hornblower Niagara Cruises, 5920 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6X8, Canada

A whole new way to experience world’s famous natural wonder.

Our intimate Niagara Falls boat tours bring you as close as possible to the breathtaking flow of water, power and mist that is the magnificent Niagara Falls. Within the Niagara Great Gorge we’ll journey past the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and into the very heart of the famous Horseshoe Falls for an exhilarating experience with the waterfalls that make up the famous natural wonder, Niagara Falls.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Journey Behind the Falls, 6650 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, On L2G, Canada, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G Canada

The sound is like thunder; the sight is awe-inspiring! Take a journey deep below and behind the heart of Niagara, and stand in the mist where the mighty Horseshoe Falls tumbles from 13 storeys above! At Journey Behind the Falls, you'll experience the awesome spectacle of one-fifth of the world’s fresh water crashing down to the basin below. During summer daylight hours, over 2,800 cubic meters of water thunders over the brink every second, traveling 65 kilometers per hour! You'll find Journey Behind the Falls at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, in the Table Rock Welcome Centre. Take an elevator down 45 metres (150 ft.) through bedrock to tunnels leading to the Cataract Portal and Great Falls Portal, one-third of the way behind the massive sheet of water. Walk on to the Upper and Lower Observation Decks at the very foot of the Falls. In the spring and summer months, you'll receive a free souvenir biodegradable rain poncho as protection from the mist of the Falls.

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Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Skylon Tower, 5200 Robinson St, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 2A2 Canada

The Skylon Tower has the best view of Niagara Falls and you can decide how you want to take advantage of being 775 feet up in the air. Choose from our Revolving Dining Room that rotates 360 degrees every hour or take our famous bug elevator up to the Observation Deck or do both. The Skylon Tower is famous for its view of Niagara Falls, River, the Toronto Skyline and Buffalo on the American side.

The Skylon Tower is one of the top attractions in Niagara Falls and a must for those who want to see a bird’s eye view of the City and the surrounding area. Bring your camera, there’s no other place you can go to where you can take a picture all around the city from one location. Day or night your visit will not be the same, the expansive skies during the day and the City lights at night ensure that no two experiences are the same. We invite you to stay a while and enjoy a Sunday brunch at the Summit Suite Buffet or enjoy our specially crafted menu at the Revolving Restaurant. Be sure to set aside some time to enjoy your stay.

775 Feet, 52 Seconds to the Top

The Skylon Tower features three signature Yellow Bug elevators that was the first of its kind when construction began of the Skylon Tower. They were designed and engineered with our guests in mind. The Yellow Bug Elevator has a glass-enclosed exterior so you can view your ascent up the Skylon. Make sure you don’t blink during the ascent up as the Yellow Bug elevators take our guests straight to the top in less than a minute. Once the ride to the top is over, it’s time to experience the Falls in a way you were meant to experience it.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Floral Clock, 7400 Portage Road Queenston ON, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6T2 Canada

This unique attraction is a very popular stop on the Niagara Parkway and is photographed almost as often as the Falls! This unique attraction is a very popular stop on the Niagara Parkway and is photographed almost as often as the Falls! The planted face is maintained by Niagara Parks horticulture staff, while the mechanism is kept in working order by Ontario Hydro, the organization that originally built the clock. The intricate designs on the face of the timepiece are created with up to 16,000 carpet bedding plants. The floral design is changed twice each year, featuring viola in the Spring and four cultivars of Alternanthera along with green and grey forms of Santolina Sage during the Summer and Fall. California Golden Privet and Blue Festuca Grass may be used for contrast. The grounds surrounding the clock feature bedding displays and a tower at the back of the clock houses Westminster chimes that greet each quarter hour. If the door into the tower is open, you can take a glimpse at the clock mechanism and enjoy photographs that show the history of almost every face design all the way back to 1950.

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Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Queenston Heights Park, 14184 Niagara Parkway, Queenston, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L2E 6T2 Canada

t the entrance to this historic Park you will be greeted by carpet bedding displays, along with formalized annual bedding schemes that surround both the Brock and Laura Secord Monuments. At the entrance to this historic Park you will be greeted by carpet bedding displays, along with formalized annual bedding schemes that surround both the Brock and Laura Secord Monuments. Nestled high atop the Niagara Escarpment, this is the birthplace of Niagara Falls - garden and nature lovers, hikers and picnickers have used this park for generations. Facilities include two picnic pavilions, washrooms, children's splash pad,

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Maple Leaf Place, 4199 River Rd, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 3E7 Canada

Welcome to Souvenir City Headquarters in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada!

Souvenir City is the Largest FREE Attraction for your Niagara Falls experience, located along the scenic Niagara Parkway only 5 minutes north of the mighty Niagara Falls. We truly are a One-Stop-Shop, featuring a Gift Shop, Food Court, Fudge Factory, and Free Photo Ops.

Don’t forget to bring our 20% OFF in-store coupon when you visit. It's available right here!


Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Niagara on the Lake Heritage District, Queen St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0 Canada

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Effect" is a feeling that many people describe as unique to Niagara-on-the-Lake. It's a feeling that's difficult to put your finger on, but it all starts with our agricultural roots, stunning vistas and our Heritage District — the centre of the Town's shopping area, home to Landmark Shops.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini coach or minivan
  • Complimentary bottle of water
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Niagara Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Hornblower Niagara Cruises
  • Entry/Admission - Journey Behind the Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Skylon Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Floral Clock
  • Entry/Admission - Queenston Heights Park
  • Entry/Admission - Maple Leaf Place
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions

  • Helicopter ride (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
5400 Robinson Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario
5875 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If you are driving, the tour provider can assign you a pickup location where parking is available
  • You will have approximately 45-minutes for lunch
  • You will have approximately an hour of free time
  • Note: The Hornblower Boat Cruise is only available April through November as it is closed during winter months because of ice
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.29 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Well experienced guide cum driver. Picked up on time and explained clearly. Explained everything in detail. Viator quality is there.
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
Tom was our guide and did a wonderful job. His knowledge of the area was very enjoyable. We would recommend this tour to anyone.
• Submitted 24 Sep 2018
My wife and I really enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable of the entire area. We got to see the major things that their are to see including riding the Hornblower, which is the Canadian side version of the Maid of the Mist, the Floral Clock and Niagara on the Lake. This tour DOES NOT include Behind the Falls attraction which I thought it did. Their were only a total of 6 of us on the tour and that made it very easy to ask questions and hear what was going on.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2018
This was such a great tour--Our guide explained everything to us --I highly recommend this tour and the beautiful scenery.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2017
The tour was really nice! First of all, there were only 7 of us (an Australian family of 6 + me). I really like small groups since it's easier to catch up and stay together. Secondly, our guide, Fabio, was AMAZING. Super friendly, punctual, informative and had a great sense of humor. 6 stars :)
• Submitted 08 Nov 2017
We had a great time on this tour! Our guide Fabio was the best. I would highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 15 Oct 2017
This was a tour that picked us up from our hotel at 10:30 and returned us to the hotel around 5:00. It was a wonderful tour of the Falls, the boatride and the country around Lake Niagra. We went to a winery, saw the floral clock and the sights around Lake Niagra. The tour guide was difficult to understand at first--but I got used to his accent after a few hours. I thought the tour included the Backside of the Falls and it did not, although we could have done this at one of the stops if I had understood the guide and paid the price for the ticket. There was an optional lunch that we purchased on the tour and it was at the top of the Sheraton Hotel and the view was beautiful of the Falls. The buffet was expensive, but the food was very good and it was much better than fast food, which was the other option near the boats. The countryside tour was really nice and the boatride near the Falls was awesome. I would highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 29 Aug 2017
Tom Ski was great fun. Knowledgeable, informative and engaging with the kids. Would recommend him to anyone going on this trip!
• Submitted 13 Aug 2017
Our tour guide was wonderful we got to see the falls from so many different perspectives then there was the boat tour into the mist loved it so much fun then lunch and niagara on the lake for shopping and then wine tasting it was a fantastic day we had so much fun
• Submitted 16 Jul 2017
Great tour combines the usual stops with the less crowded spots on the way to Niagara on the Lake Clock, winery, etc.. Recommend getting something to eat after the Hornblower before getting back on the bus. Tom was great tour guide.
• Submitted 20 Jun 2017
Fabio did a great job!
• Submitted 30 May 2017
Great tour and friendly, accommodating guide. Very enjoyable.
• Submitted 09 Oct 2016
John, our guide, was great! First time in Niagara and he made sure we got our monies worth. Enjoyed all the experiences. Niagara itself was too honky tonk for us. Glad we stayed in Niagara on the Lake.
• Submitted 26 Sep 2016
Our tour guide Tom was great. He had tons of information and interesting stories about the Falls, and the history of the area. After stopping at the Falls and taking the boat ride, we saw the Whirlpool where we heard quite a few interesting stories. The floral clock, Niagra on the Lake and a wine tasting were on our itinerary for the day, as well as the tower? All stops included enough time to take pictures and explore a bit. This tour was took us to some places we may otherwise had missed, and Tom did a great Job pointing out many historical details. I can see how a bad guide would taint this experience. You should go and ask for Tom!
• Submitted 12 Sep 2016
Great tour guide.
• Submitted 08 Aug 2016
Enjoyed the boat ride and the ease to which we were ushered onto the Hornblower. The stop at the winery was interesting although I don't drink wine. Forty Five minute stop in town for lunch was way too short to get served and enjoy our meal this stop should have been at least an hour. Glad the driver skipped the Souvenir stop. Was hoping the Skylon observation deck was included. Driver's accent made it difficult to understand his pointing out the tour sights.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2017
This tour was great! We had a minor hiccup and seemed mixed in with some people who had a slightly different tour. We went to a winery which was not supposed to be on our tour since we had our children with us. We had to let our guide know since we didn't stop at Journey Behind the Falls which we were supposed to do. Our guide went above and beyond and took care of it for us at the end of the day. It was slightly long by the end, but the day was definitely a hit. The falls are beautiful and being on the Hornblower cruise in them and being behind them on the Journey were definitely highlights.
• Submitted 08 Aug 2017
The guide with Zoom Tours was a good guide and got us through a lot of backed up traffic due to road closings. But, we did not get everything on the itinerary...
• Submitted 15 May 2017
It was a good tour and featured the highlights of places to see in Niagara Falls in a short time
• Submitted 18 Sep 2016
overall the trip was very good however on reflection and after being dropped off we realised we had not been taken for a walk tour below the falls which should have been included !. Apparently that costs money !!. Also the organisation getting onto the Hornblower boat was a bit chaotic since our guide seemed to leave us at the main entrance at street level so our party got split up.
• Submitted 14 Sep 2016
Our driver was amazing, but you can save your money by renting a car and go sightseeing yourself. You can also just get the tickets for the boat tour. I would not recommend this tour, but once again, our driver was great.
• Submitted 11 Dec 2017
I would rate this experience poor. It’s not worth the price. Buy a ticket to cruise and drive around instead.
• Submitted 04 Sep 2018
It was very unorganized. The guide gave us our passes for the boat tour and told us to text when we were ready to be picked up...we had to try and stay together ourselves and because of that I got a horrible view. Then we drove around a few places and didn't hear much of anything to do with the falls. We didn't go behind the falls, tour guide said it really wasn't all that great and that we were doing the Sklon Tower instead.....We had already been there so we gave our tickets away and MISSED Out on the behind the water fall. The Most Disappointing part of our vacation...
• Submitted 28 Aug 2016
The attractions are great. Going behind the falls and the ride on the Hornblower into the mist of the falls was great. Our tour guide was terrible. She was supposed to tell us what we were seeing along the way and she acted like we were bothering her. She did not even want to take us to all of the attractions listed and we had to read her the tour itinerary. Then we spent most of the 5 hours waiting for the bus to come back...I guess you get what you pay for.
• Submitted 27 Aug 2016

In Brief

Location:
Niagara Falls, Canada
Country:
Canada
Duration:
6 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Small group ensures personal service
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included