Niagara Falls Tours from Toronto with Experienced Guide
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Daily small-group Niagara Falls tours with departures from central locations in Downtown Toronto, Mississauga and Pearson Airport. Depart around 8:30 AM and return around 5:00 PM to enjoy an evening in Toronto. Includes transportation in an air-conditioned bus and an experienced tour guide.
Experience a professionally designed 1-day itinerary of Niagara Falls that includes free time by the waterfalls, add-on activities (such as the Niagara Cruises boat tour, the Skylon Tower observation deck or a helicopter ride over the Falls), photo opportunities along the Niagara Parkway (Niagara Whirlpool, floral clock, hydro power stations and Queenston heights) and wine tasting (including Niagara’s famous icewine).
Queen Tour Niagara Falls Tours is a proud partner of Destination Toronto, the Niagara Falls Tourism Association and Destination Ontario. We have been Toronto’s most well known and best selling tour operator for 30 years.
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Free pick-up is available from 11 central hotels and locations in Downtown Toronto, Mississauga and Pearson Airport. Guests from Midtown Toronto, North York, Vaughan, Markham and other locations will have the easiest time meeting us in Downtown Toronto.
Pick-up is available within a short walking distance of all major Downtown Toronto locations, between 8:00 to 8:45 AM. If you aren’t in Downtown, the easiest pickup points to reach are 279 Yonge St (Dundas Station / Dundas Square) or 100 Front St W, the Fairmont Royal York hotel (right across from Union Station).
Pick up from 2125 N Sheridan Way, Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 9:10 AM. Mississauga tours must be pre-paid.
Pick up from 925 Dixon Rd, DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Airport at 9:10 AM. Toronto Pearson Airport tours must be pre-paid. Available Saturday and Sunday only, for 2+ guests. If you would like to go on a weekday, please email us first. *We might be able to pick up from a different airport hotel upon request.
We can arrange private tours to Niagara Falls with an experienced guide. The tour can start from Toronto or Niagara Falls. We can accommodate any amount of guests. Customize the itinerary to your liking based on our recommendations and pre-pay for lunch and activities. Click here to learn more about our private Niagara Falls tour options and you can submit your request on that page or email us for quotes, itineraries and recommendations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Decide and pay during your tour which activities you wish to do. No need to pre-purchase tickets online. It is a lot easier to pay at the attraction during your tour. You will have time for 1-2 of these depending on lines (unfortunately they do not offer line skip for tour groups). You can do the helicopter ride in addition to 1-2 other activities, just ask your tour guide about it at the start of your tour.
This is a 1-day day Niagara Falls bus tour form Toronto. Visit Niagara Falls in a small group with an experienced guide. The itinerary is jam packed to give you the most of your day in Niagara Falls. Our schedule is reviewed each day for weather and seasonal conditions that might impact your experience. This is a general example of a typical tour will look like, although we may add or remove stops depending on time and other conditions.
Your day begins around 8:00 – 9:00 AM. We will pick you up from our of our central meeting locations in Downtown Toronto, Mississauga or the Pearson Airport area. All of our buses are modern, comfortable and with air conditioning. Travel with a small group (vans and buses with up to 6, 14 or 24 guests).
Our pick up route follows the path to Niagara Falls, so the trip might take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours depending on your location. The good thing about leaving early in the morning is that we can skip major traffic. You will visit with an experienced and licensed tour guide. He/she will provide you with information while you are getting to Niagara Falls from Toronto. We also have TVs setup in our buses and will show you a video along the way so you can visually see some of the historical information.
You will start your day with around 3 hours of free time to explore Niagara Falls at your own pace. Your tour guide will provide you with information and advice on how to spend your time. If you’re interested in a helicopter ride over Niagara Falls, let your tour guide know when he picks you up if you want to do the helicopter ride.
Once you arrive at Niagara Falls, the first thing you will likely want to do is see the beauty of Niagara Falls and take some photos. From there you can do one of the famous activities Niagara Falls has to offer. The most popular options in the spring/summer is the Niagara Cruises boat ride. In the winter, since the boat ride is closed, guests usually opt for Journey Behind the Falls or the Skylon Tower. These add-ons can be purchased on the day of your tour at the ticket booth, so you don’t have to worry about deciding what to do when booking.
As part of your free time, you can visit the famous Clifton Hill strip. You will also have an opportunity to have lunch in Niagara Falls.
You’ll have an opportunity to check out a local market that grows its own fruits. You’ll be able to purchase Canadian goodies like local honey, maple syrup and fresh fruits.
The next stop will be at the famous Niagara Whirlpool. You will have time to take photos and see one of Ontario’s most beautiful natural bodies of water.
Enjoy a scenic drive across the famous Niagara Parkway. Along the way we will provide you with information and make stops.
Visit Queenston Heights and your tour guide will show you a scenic lookout point. This is a hidden gem that isn’t so well known. You will have a grand view of Niagara Falls from here.
Next you will get to check out the floral clock in the Botanical Gardens. The clock is made up of 16,000 carpet bedding plans. Take photos or ask your tour guide for a group shot.
From here we’ll check out the power stations that take advantage of the power in Niagara Falls.
Did you know that Niagara Falls is known for its wine? Specifically, Niagara Falls is one of just a few regions in the world that can make icewine. We will head over to Lakeview Wine Co for a short stop where you will have a chance to try their famous wines including icewine. In the summer they have a beautiful outdoor seating area. This will be one of the best photo opportunities of the day.
After a long day, we’ll head back to Toronto. Depending on traffic conditions you should arrive back to your original location from around 4:30 to 5:30 PM. We’ll get back early enough that you can enjoy the evening in Toronto.
About Queen Tour Niagara Falls Tours
Daily tours to Niagara Falls from Toronto. Depart around 8:30 AM and return around 5 – 6 PM. Travel with a small group in a comfortable air conditioned bus. Enjoy a narrated and guided day trip with an experienced tour guide. Our Niagara tour includes Niagara Falls, Queenston Heights, Niagara Whirlpool Rapids, wine tasting and other seasonal stops. Depart from Toronto earlier than other tour groups and avoid traffic and large crowds in Niagara Falls.
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Where is the pick up point for the Niagara Falls tour?
Queen Tour picks up near every central Downtown Toronto location, in Mississauga and from Pearson Airport (weekends only). You can select your hotel or nearest meeting point when booking your tour. If you are not sure which location is closest to you, check out this list and map of pickup options. The walk to meet us is will be just a few minutes if you are in central Downtown Toronto.
How long is the Niagara Falls tour?
Queen Tour’s Niagara Fall tour is around 9 hours long. Pick up from Downtown Toronto is from 8:00 – 9 am and return is between 5:00 – 6:00 pm, depending on traffic. This means you can enjoy a full day in Niagara Falls and return for an evening in the city.
How much free time is there in Niagara Falls?
You will have approximately 3-4 hours of free time in Niagara Falls, depending on daily conditions. This is enough time for one or two activities like the Niagara Cruises boat ride or Journey Behind the Falls, plus sightseeing and lunch.
What kind of buses are used for the Niagara Falls tour?
Queen Tour uses new model vans minibuses that are 2016 or newer. All buses are upgraded for comfort and have air conditioning. On the day of your tour, you will see either a white or black bus with QUEEN written on it. Our vans and minibuses fit up to 6, 14 and 24 people.
How many people will be in the tour group?
Queen Tour’s Niagara Falls tour is a small-group tour, meaning you will be with groups of up to 6, 14 or 24. Most tour operators in Toronto use a coach bus, but we feel that it becomes too impersonal. From our view, a tour is more enjoyable with smaller groups.
Do I need to pre-purchase tickets for activities like the Niagara Falls boat ride?
No. We arrive early in Niagara Falls before other tour groups and large groups, so lines are not long. There is no reason to pre-purchase tickets because line skip is not available. You can decide on the day of your tour which activities to participate in. Options include the Hornblower boat ride, a helicopter ride over the Falls, the Skylon Tower or Journey Behind the Falls.
When does the Niagara Falls Voyage to the Falls boat tour operate?
The Voyage to the Falls boat tour typically operates from May to November, depending on the weather. It might operate as early as April or as late as December. Operating days may vary from September to closing. To view schedules, click here.
Will there be enough time to do multiple activities in Niagara Falls?
We will have between 3 to 4 hours of free time in Niagara Falls. There is time for 1 activity to be guaranteed. You might be able to do a second activity depending on lines and daily conditions. Most people choose to do just the Voyage to the Falls boat ride in the summer or Journey Behind the Falls in the winter, but other options are available such as the Skylon Tower.
The Voyage to the Falls boat tour will take about 1 hour in total. The Skylon Tower will take about 1 hour. Journey Behind the Falls will take about 1 to 1.5 hours. Times may vary depending on lines and do not include travel distance.
A helicopter ride above Niagara Falls is available upon request. Let your tour guide know at the start of the day if you want to ride the helicopter.
What is the benefit to departing from Toronto early?
You will avoid heavy rush hour traffic in Toronto. There won’t be big crowds in Niagara Falls at the time we arrive. You will return to Toronto early enough to enjoy a full evening in the city.
Is it possible to be dropped off at a different pickup point?
Yes. Tell your tour guide in advance that you wish to be dropped off at one of our other drop off locations and they will take you there if possible.
Can I stay in Niagara Falls after the tour?
No. We only offer tours that return to Toronto. If you stay in Niagara Falls you will miss the second half of the tour because we cannot return to the hotel area once we depart in the afternoon. We don’t think it is fair to charge you for a partial tour. We would suggest finding alternate transport methods.
Can the bus hold luggage?
Large luggage will not fit. Small bags or carry ons can fit.
Is the bus wheelchair accessible?
No. Foldable wheelchairs are permitted if they are thin enough to fit in-between a seat.
Can infants join the tour?
Infants can join. No ticket is needed if they sit on your lap. You can bring a child seat with the purchase of a child ticket. Please let us know in advance if you wish to bring a child seat on board.
Is there a Niagara Falls tour in the winter?
Our Niagara Falls winter tour operates from December 1 – February 29. Please note that we require a minimum of 4 guests for the tour to operate. On rare occasions in the winter, if you booked alone and we don’t have a tour group (2+ people) we might need to move your tour to another day or refund your payment. If this is the case we will notify you with at least 24 hours notice of the change and offer you an alternate day or full refund.
What is the difference between the winter and summer Niagara Falls tour?
The tour is mostly the same, however in the winter the itinerary will adjust slightly from day to day depending on weather conditions. Niagara Falls is beautiful in the winter and highly recommended.
The Voyage to the Falls boat tour, a popular summer activity, is not available in the winter.
Are private tours available?
Yes. Private tours are available for groups of up to 24 (or more in separate buses). We offer custom itineraries upon request. Click here to learn more about our private Niagara Falls tour options and to send your request. We will email you a proposed schedule and quote. We often cater to corporate teams, private parties and large groups. Smaller groups should consider joining our regular small group tour for a more affordable option.
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