It’s no secret that the Canadian side offers travelers the most impressive views of Niagara Falls. Here are the best five guided tours there from Toronto.
Excursions to Niagara Falls are a popular choice for anybody spending time in Toronto. The three majestic waterfalls that straddle the Canadian and American border are simply a sight to behold. Below, the TravelMag.com team has picked out five of the best Niagara Falls tours from Toronto, basing our selections on many factors, including the itinerary, value for money and the reviews of previous travelers.
Guided small group tour to Niagara Falls
This excellent value tour is ideal for anybody looking to experience the views of Niagara Falls on their own terms. After being transported from a central point in Toronto, you will have three hours of free time to explore the area, with advice from your expert guide on hand if you want it. Then you’ll take a ride through the countryside, passing Niagara Whirlpool Rapids and old towns on the way to Niagara Wine Region where you’ll have a wine tasting, plus the chance to try local icewine. From $78 per person.
Toronto to Niagara Falls day trip
Offering a similar itinerary, but also including a ticket to a boat tour (only in the summer) or a Skylon Tower entry ticket, is this excellent nine-hour tour. The attraction tickets offer memorable and unique ways to experience the Niagara Falls. But first, before reaching the falls, you’ll stop in the nearby wine country for a tasting. Drinking wine first makes things later in the day a little more interesting, for sure. If you are visiting in the summer, the boat tour is the outright highlight, heading right into the mist of the falls. From $114 per person.
Niagara Falls tour with boat cruise
Slightly longer still is this Niagara Falls tour with a boat ride ticket included. Known as the Voyage to the Falls, you’ll get to feel the roar and sheer natural power of the water as it cascades over the mighty falls. This tour also includes stops at the Floral Clock, which is exactly what it sounds like, and what is reputed to be the world’s smallest chapel. You’ll also get to tour the Ontario town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, a historic place predating colonial settlement. From $118 per person.
From Toronto: Niagara Falls evening tour with cruise
You might not think the nighttime is a particularly smart time to visit the Niagara Falls, but with modern technology and a box full of fireworks, it really can be a spectacular experience. This nine-hour tour starts later in the day so that you can experience the falls in the daylight first, before taking the Voyage to the Falls boat ride. Then head to the Fallsview Buffet (dinner not included in the price) to get the best view of the falls illuminated at night. From $142 per person.
Niagara Falls small group early bird tour
The natural alternative to a nighttime tour of the Niagara Falls is the early bird option. Given that the famed waterfalls are considered to be one of the great natural wonders of the world, you can expect them to be a popular tourist destination. Which is why arriving as early as possible is a great way to avoid the crowds earlier on. This tour departs at 7am from Toronto, includes tickets to the Voyage to the Falls boat ride, as well as the Skylon Tower and the Journey Behind the Falls, so you can appreciate Niagara from all angles. From $220 per person.