Enjoy the best Niagara Falls day trip from New York by bus, a full-day trip that you will not want to miss on your visit to the United States, we will take you with the company of our expert guides and so you will not get lost of no detail.
Itinerary: Niagara Falls one day tour from New York
PICK UP AT THE HOTEL
Late at night we will meet you at the entrance of the pickup hotel: The Manhattan at Times Square. You must wait for us at the closest to your accommodation. As soon as everybody is on the bus, we will be ready to leave Manhattan at 11:30 pm and continue with the journey to the northern direction of the United States by the Lincoln Tunnel to the state of New Jersey, where we will take Route 80 to cross the state of Pennsylvania. Next, we will take Route 81 to reach the north of the State of New York.
This is how our Niagara Falls one day tour from New York begins. During the tour you will have the opportunity to sleep and rest, but at some point of the tour we will stop along the way for stretching the legs. We are sure that this excursion will be the best tour of your life, because the beauty of Niagara Falls is not only in the view but also feeling the wind and getting the sound of the water falling. It becomes the view a lot more soothing than it ever is.
ARRIVING AT NIAGARA FALLS
We will arrive at Niagara Falls around 7:00 am for having some breakfast (not included) and start enjoying the tour through the 3 different falls. As are the American Falls, the HorseShoe and the wedding veil, located on the Island of the Goat.
MAID OF THE MIST BOAT RIDE
To make the NYC to Niagara Falls tour more pleasant, we will take the ride on the Maid of the Mist boat (Tour included in the price), Goat Island and the Bridal Veil. The break for lunch will be around 1:00 pm (not included)
RETURN TO MANHATTAN, NEW YORK
After a day full of adventure and fun, the trip has come to an end. It is time to travel back to New York, so we will be back in Manhattan around 10:00 pm
Let’s take a look about the Niagara Falls
Every year there are millions of people who travel from around the world to see the spectacular beauty of Niagara Falls, a natural waterfall with a width of 1,000 meters and 54 meters of freefall. It is open 365 days a year and it is completely free! So you could walk through the Niagara Falls State Park to see its impressive waterfalls anytime you want.
Besides, each season has its magic, sometimes the color of the trees change, the water freezes, the rainbow appears, anything could happen. Just remember that according to the weather season when you make your trip to Niagara Falls from NYC, some attractions could be closed because of the weather, so make sure to verify this information before booking.
Niagara Falls are the most famous in the world and one of the most interesting places to visit; they are located right on the border between the United States and Canada. But, it’s not really only one big waterfall, in fact, there are three falls: American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls (Veil of the Bride) – both of them on the United States side – and Horseshoe Falls (Horseshoe), on the Canadian side.
You will enjoy this amazing natural beauty, kilometer trails and other incredible places that Niagara has for you to explore.
What to do and see in the Niagara Falls day trip from New York
- During the summer nights, there is a light and sound show above the falls. It can be seen from any perspective and it’s frankly beautiful.
- If you like heights, there is a Whirlpool Aero Car, a cable car that crosses the waterfalls from side to side. ¡Really extreme but exciting!
- The film industry has also made the falls a famous place to shoot, for example the movie Niagara, starring Marilyn Monroe, or Pirates of the Caribbean.
- The Skylon Tower offers 360º panoramic views, you can climb it to access only the observatory. It costs approximately $00 USD per person.
- The Goat Island, is a small and uninhabited island on the Niagara River. It is located in the center of the Niagara Falls, between American Falls and Horseshoe Falls.
NIAGARA FALLS STATE PARK
It has an area of almost 162 hectares of lush land. You will find protected wildlife and a variety of fantastic activities and attractions.
The architect was the landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead, who also designed Central Park. Law created a wonderful landscape that surrounds Niagara Falls, it includes gardens, 25 kilometers of challenging trails and stunning views.
THE CAVE OF THE WINDS
Cave of the Winds is a natural cave located behind the Veil of Bride waterfall. If you are adventurous and not afraid of heights, don’t miss the chance to walk through the falls and visit this place, but please don’t get stunned by the loud sound, you will absolutely enjoy it. We recommend you to book this Niagara Falls one day tour from New York if you really want to soothe your soul with mesmerizing views and have a peaceful time surrounded by nature.
MAID OF THE MIST SHIP
This boat is the classic and oldest tourist attraction in Niagara Falls, it has been almost two centuries (since 1846) offering a very exciting experience, navigating under the huge waterfall whose immense power surrounds the ship and covers it with water spray.
It is, without a doubt, the most popular attraction of the place, the one with the most departures per day (every 15 minutes) and the one that is closest to the base of the falls.
Almost every visitor includes this boat trip to their travel plan, but if you book a Niagara Falls day trip from New York the Maid of the Mist journey is already included.
When is the best time to take the Niagara Falls day trip from NYC?
Any time is good, it all depends on your interests and budget. The falls are open 365 days a year and are available to the public 100% free of charge from on both sides of the border. Somehow you should find out about the characteristics of the place, depending on the weather, to travel with everything you need, because the experience varies significantly depending on the month of the year in which you decide to approach this area. Let us tell more about it:
SUMMER, PEAK SEASON
The months of greatest influx of visitors are undoubtedly the summer months, from June to August. They are periods of school vacations, so the families are grouped in mass behind the fences where the viewpoints allow them to contemplate the majestic natural phenomenon of the falls.
During the summer you can enjoy the fantastic weather. Temperatures rarely exceed 30° and do not usually fall below 20°. The freshness provided by the mist of the waterfall refreshes the environment and creates a perfect time to enjoy all the attractions at full capacity.
At the end of June, Niagara’s New Vintage Festival is celebrated. They celebrate the new wines of the season and let you know more about the wineries in the area and taste their new wines.
NIAGARA IN AUTUMN, THE MOST ROMANTIC MONTHS
In the Niagara Falls in autumn, temperatures drop, and with them, the number of tourists and the price of hotel rooms also decrease. Many think it is the best time to visit the area, just because there are still pleasant temperatures that allow you to enjoy your surroundings with some comfort. The landscape is very picturesque and autumn is considered the most romantic time of the year in Niagara.
Autumn is a cool month in which temperatures range between 20 and 0 degrees. With variations of weather that can be very strong within the same day.
The most attractive of this season is the beauty of the landscapes, the forests acquire typical shades of autumn (reddish, orange and golden colors), and the activity of the vineyards augurs the new harvest. These months are very active in wine festivals, farmers’ markets, and other activities related to agriculture.
NIAGARA IN WINTER, FROM DECEMBER TO FEBRUARY
Niagara falls in winter is a low season, and many tourists prefer to avoid the low temperatures of the area. In this region of continental climate, they can become really intense and persistent. Attractions, like Maid of the Mist, close their doors, and hotels offer the best prices of the year.
This time of year provides a glacial landscape due to the presence of ice blocks, also frozen Niagara Falls can be seen. The fog freezes and covers everything that surrounds the falls with a white layer.
Winter is not a very popular season for Niagara Falls, but it could also be a really beautiful and amazing experience.
SPRING IN NIAGARA, FROM MARCH TO MAY
Spring is a long season and the first months still suffer from the cold. While May is a month of milder temperatures, Niagara attractions work at full capacity. Therefore, it is a period of changing weather, and that can make you experience a summer and winter experience in just a few days apart.
Spring is the time to reopen many of the great attractions of Niagara. The area comes to life after the harsh winter, and some interesting events are also held:
- It is time to enjoy the outdoors, many parks and gardens in the area begin to bloom.
- Take the opportunity to enjoy the panoramic walks through the falls on the USA side.
- At this moment it’s more pleasant to visit places like the wineries or the Butterfly Conservatory.
- Don’t forget that The Journey behind the fall opens at full capacity, and in general, the colors and nuances of nature are more enjoyed in the lush gorge of the Niagara River.
- Maid of the Mist, Hornblower, and other cruises return to cross the waters of the river once the danger of the ice blocks is over. Not forgetting the night cruises to see the fireworks at night.
So, we invite you to make the NYC to Niagara Falls tour, visit historical and gastronomic festivals, and take bike rides. The experience is wonderful, and you should not miss it and if you want to know more about this topic, we invite you to read our complete guide of Best Season To Travel To Niagara Falls.
In InterTravel NYC, we offer a Niagara Falls bus Tour from NYC that you can do in a full day, this is how it goes:
We will travel by bus or minibus (depending on the number of participants), leaving from Manhattan. Since it’s a long way, we may need to make two stops along the way to rest and stretch the legs. As soon as we arrive in Niagara, we will make some time for having breakfast and then you can visit the park, but only the American side.
There you can enjoy some of the attractions by yourself, but remember that the ride on the Maid of the Mist boat is the only one included on the excursion.
What does The Niagara Falls day trip include?
Since your comfort is one of our priorities, the Niagara Falls day tour from New York by bus is equipped with:
- A cleanup.
- Mobile charging points.
- English Guide.
- Maid of the Mist Boat Ticket.
- We will only move towards the falls in the American part.
- No food or drink is included.
Important: The NYC to Niagara Falls tour will be canceled if the minimum capacity of participants is not reached.
What days can I do the Trip to Niagara Falls from NYC?
The tour starts only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 1 day long, including the trip. DEPARTURE times from Manhattan are Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 23:30 pm.
Duration: 24 hours, approximately
How to Book the Niagara Falls one day tour from NY?
- Choose the date and people who want to do the Trip to Niagara Falls from NYC.
- Select if you pay the Full Reserve or 30% of the reservation and the rest to the guide on Tour.
- You can see the summary in the cart and then enter the next step, your data, the hotel where you are staying, and the card details.
- Reservation confirmation and hotel pickup: After making the reservation shortly, you will receive an email confirmation of the reservation, and we will confirm with another email the nearest Pickup hotel.
❯ IMPORTANT: If you choose to pay 30%, the remaining payment must be paid at the end of the excursion to the guide in cash without surcharge or with card and 5% surcharge.
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