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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Larry Legends was awesome!!!

My husband and I loved the tour and Larry really made it filing and interesting. He was very knowledgeable about the area and the legends behind the area. So glad I booked this tour. Did not disappoint! Would recommend this tour to family and friends.

3  Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 2 days ago
Larry S. Was Simply GREAT!

We took our trip last weekend and it did not disappoint! Larry was an outstanding guide and driver, telling us a lot about the different aspects of the parks and the falls history. We were worried that our kids would be bored, but just the...More

1  Thank Nicholas D
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I took the Maid in America Tour of Niagara Falls, USA with Lori this past weekend and it was a phenomenal experience. Not only is Lori a true professional tour guide with 24 years experience and a local down to earth vibe,...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 3 days ago
Maid in America Tour with Kat is the way to go!

We were hesitant to book a tour with the hefty price tag but quickly realized it was the only way to see all of the sights in Niagra Falls! Not only were we shuttled from sight to sight, we were able to bypass the lines...More

Thank ewoolheater
Reviewed 3 days ago

David Florio was an Excellent Guide!!!... There were problems with the "Maid of the Mist" that day... And Dave was Thrown a Curve Ball... He had to reroute our Tour on the Fly and Hit a Homerun stopping at every Sight of Interest regarding the...More

Thank Randy L
graylineniagara2015, Guest Relations Manager at Gray Line Niagara Falls Sightseeing Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your Gray Line tour of Niagara Falls. Our guides really are local experts, and know how to overcome any obstacle to make sure you have the best experience possible. We know the roar of the Falls won't soon leave...More

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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|
Response from FitnessTravelingGirl | Reviewed this property |
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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