Hi all, hope you can help put my mind at ease!
My hubby and I have booked to fly into Buffalo on 7 Jan, then fly out of Toronto on 9th (as part of a larger itinerary). The original plan was to hire a car in Buffalo, drive over the border to view Niagara from the Canadian side and then drive on to Toronto, where we're staying for two nights.
Having read a few posts here I'm now wondering if that's such a good idea ...
Know it's hard to say, but is the weather likely to be prohibitively bad? Hubby is a safe and confident driver, but have never been that far north in January and don't want to risk life and limb for the sake of a holiday! Also, is the border crossing experience likely to be unduly difficult (We're both UK passport holders living in England)? Has anyone got any recent experience of this?
And, finally, we've read about the high one-way charges for car hire across the border. Alamo and Avis have both quoted about £120 for 3 days, based on collection at Buffalo airport and dropoff at Toronto airport, which doesn't seem too bad to me - does this sound right or am I likely to get there and face a hefty extra payment for crossing the border?
In short, are we crazy??!
Thanks a million in advance!