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This tour from Niagara Falls, New York, provides the opportunity to discover the undeveloped natural beauty of Niagara Falls State Park. After hotel pickup in town, head to the falls with your guide, who takes you through the paths of the park to reach the Maid of the Mist, the falls' iconic boat cruise.

From the Niagara Falls Observation Tower, descend 250 feet (76 meters) to the base of American Falls to board the cruise. Then make your way into the belly of Horseshoe Falls, feeling the cool spray and listening to the roar of 600,000 gallons of water falling over the cliffs each second. Hang on tight as you experience the power of the churning water below you make its way down the Niagara River.

Back on land, your second activity begins as you go to the base of the falls and climb a series of stairs to the Crow’s Nest. During your exploration, your guide leads you onto Goat Island, where the Cave of the Winds provides a closer look at the falls as you head 175 feet (53 meters) deep into the gorge. At the bottom, put on your provided bright yellow poncho and specialized footwear, and hike along a series of wooden walkways up to the Hurricane Deck to come face to face with the fierce base of Bridal Veil Falls.

Look for rainbows that are often spotted, and enjoy additional views of the falls from above at various lookouts like Prospect Point, Terrapin Point, and more. Throughout your tour, your guide provides commentary on the rich history and mystery of the Niagara region.
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Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds
Bridal Veil Falls
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Experience America’s most iconic waterfalls up close on a 4-hour tour that includes a scenic boat trip to the base of the falls. Feel the spray from Horseshoe Falls as you stand on the deck of the Maid of the Mist, and watch the surging water disappear beneath your boat. Capture classic images of Niagara from the Crow’s Nest observation deck, then go deep into the Cave of the Winds to see Bridal Veil Falls from the legendary Hurricane Deck—waterproof poncho included!
  • 4-hour tour of Niagara Falls with a boat ride
  • See the waterfalls from many angles
  • Ride the Maid of the Mist to the base
  • Explore a deep island cave
  • Once in a lifetime experience
  • Hotel transfer, admission and boat tickets included
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Tom’s Team is a Winner!

My family and I did the Maid in America tour with Tom from Gray Line. What a wonderful experience. I was amazed from the beginning how Tom remember everyone’s name throughout the entire day, even my children the next day! And Tom giving out candy...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Great Tour by Tom’s Terrific Team

This was our first trip to Niagara , New York and we only had 24 hours to see all! We chose this tour because it was a thorough tour of Niagara Falls and it included pick up and drop off at the hotel and Maid...More

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graylineniagara2015, Guest Relations Manager at Gray Line Niagara Falls Sightseeing Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're happy to hear how much you loved your Gray Line tour of Niagara Falls. Our local expert guides really are masters of the Falls, and are filled with tips and tricks to maximize your experience. We know the roar of the Falls won't soon...More

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tom's Team on August 16, 2018 with Gray Line Tours

We had an excellent time on this tour with Tom as the tour guide. Tom was very informative about the sites that we visited. He was also a very hands on and personal guide which made the tour very delightful for us. It was worth...More

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graylineniagara2015, Guest Relations Manager at Gray Line Niagara Falls Sightseeing Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your Gray Line tour of Niagara Falls. Our guides really are delightful people, and are experts of everything Niagara! We know you went home with some great stories to tell your friends, and memories to last a lifetime. Thank...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Tour package made all the difference Thank you Sam.

As the title says the tour package made all the difference. I have been to niagra many times but this was my best visit so far,thanks for gray line and our guide Sam f for making it happen very professional and considerate for peoples time...More

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graylineniagara2015, Guest Relations Manager at Gray Line Niagara Falls Sightseeing Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your Gray Line tour. We pride ourselves in having local expert guides that show you the best of Niagara Falls, and we know you learned some awesome new fun facts to tell your friends. Thank you for your...More

Reviewed 4 days ago
Great tour and knowledgeable guide.

The whole experience was fun and informative. Our tour guide, Bob, was knowledgeable and entertaining.. The trip was well planned and thorough. We really enjoyed the walk through the Wind Caves.

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Sinuhe P
6 June 2018|
Response from SamFritz |
The Maid of the Mist is fully accessible. The full Cave of the Winds has a lot of stairs, but the first deck is made to wheelchair accessible, so you still get a spectacular view. Gray Line has a few accessible busses with... More
19 May 2018|
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Sneakers are fine
12 May 2018|
Response from Bonita61 | Reviewed this property |
You only need a passport if you cross over the Canadian border. This tour is boarded on the US side so NO, you do NOT need a passport.
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