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Niagara Falls Grand Helicopter Tour

Niagara Falls Grand Helicopter Tour
Duration:
1 hour total (20-minute flight)
From:
USD 93.61
<p>Marvel at Niagara Falls from a bird's-eye view on this exciting 20-minute helicopter tour. Enjoy unsurpassed panoramic views of Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake's historic landmarks, and then fly over the region's renowned wine country. See it all in a way unimaginable from the ground!</p>

Private Tour of Niagara Falls with Hornblower Cruise, Journey Behind the Falls, Skylon Tower, and Buffet Lunch

Private Tour of Niagara Falls with Hornblower Cruise, Journey Behind the Falls, Skylon Tower, and Buffet Lunch
Duration:
6 hours
From:
USD 620.17
On this 5 to 6-hour private tour, your fully qualified and experienced driver guide will take you through the streets of Niagara on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls. Your trip includes complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off from Niagara Falls hotels and pickup locations, a licensed tour guide/driver, luxury vehicle, flexible pickup times, and a complimentary bottle of water. Get up close to the Falls and jump aboard the new Hornblower Boat Tour. Then travel to the the base and walk behind the Falls at Journey Behind the Falls.

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Many of the main attractions in Niagara Falls are within walking distance if you get a hotel that is near the Falls, and the rest are easily accessible by transit.

 

During the busiest tourist season (May - October), the Niagara Parkway and Queen Victoria Park, along the Canadian side of the Falls, can become very crowded and finding a "picture perfect" view of the Falls can be hard to do. Walking to the attractions can also be slow during peak tourist season with thousands of people bustling by.



 
IHateTaxis.com has a mixed recommendation on walking from the Niagara Falls (Ontario)

Absolutely recommended, if you are not going too far, and don't mind the crowds.



 Niagara Falls (Ontario) by Bike


Niagara Falls (Ontario) Bike

The Toronto-Niagara Bike Train (known in short as "The Bike Train") is an award-winning initiative in Southern Ontario allowing cyclists to travel by train to Niagara Falls and other destinations in Ontario and Quebec. Refer to the train page     for more information.



 Niagara Falls (Ontario) by Boat


Maid of the Mist (near the foot of Clifton Hill) is a boat that takes tourists to the foot of the falls, where you can better appreciate their thunder and spray. Runs April-October. Boats depart every 15 minutes and the ride is 30 minutes. Line-ups for this attraction can be quite long, try later in the day (1 hour or so before the last boat leaves) for a shorter wait. Many people use their digital cameras to take pictures, but they will get wet. Waterproof disposable cameras are conveniently offered for sale before boarding.



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GETTING THERE - BY AIR OR CAR

 

From the United States

 

The closest airports to the Niagara Falls, Canada are across the border in the U.S. Buffalo-Niagara International Airport (BUF)     in Buffalo, New York is about a 20-30 minute drive from the Falls and is served by most major American carriers. Niagara Falls International Airport (IAG)     is the closest airport to the Falls, but it is only for chartered and private flights.

 

From Buffalo-Niagara International Airport (BUF) in Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.


  • Driving: Take the I-90 East to the I-290 West to the I-190 North. Take the I-190 North (over both Grand Island Bridges, USD 1 toll) to the Robert Moses Parkway. The drive takes about 30 minutes (excluding border delays)
  • Shuttle: The Buffalo Airport Shuttle offers service from the Buffalo-Niagara Airport (BUF) to the Canadian side of the Falls. A family of 4 can expect to pay about USD 25 per person, and the drivers often have great tips on where to go and what to avoid. 
  • The drive takes about 30 minutes (excluding border delays).

 

By car - from the U.S.A


  • From New York, Boston, and the East Coast: Take I-90 W towards Buffalo to the 290 West. Exit onto the 190 N towards Grand Island and Niagara Falls. Follow the highway through Grand Island, than take the exit immediately after the North Grand Island Bridge (as you're leaving the island) for the Robert Moses Parkway. Continue until in downtown Niagara Falls, New York. Proceed on Rainbow Boulevard, to the Rainbow Bridge, across to Niagara Falls, Ontario.
  • From Chicago and the Midwest: Take I-90 East towards Buffalo to the 190 West. Follow signs for Grand Island and Niagara Falls. Follow highway through Grand Island, than take the exit immediately after the North Grand Island Bridge (as you're leaving the island) for the Robert Moses Pkwy. Continue until in downtown Niagara Falls.

 

From Canada

 

On the Canadian side, Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)     and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ)    , both in Toronto, are about a 1.5-2.0 hour drive from the Falls and is served by most major domestic and international carriers. Hamilton International Airport (YHM)     in Hamilton is about 70 km (43 mi) from Niagara Falls, and is served by WestJet. St. Catharines/Niagara District Airport (YCM)     is close airport to the Falls, but it is only for chartered and private flights.

 

From Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)


  • Driving: Take Highway 427 South to QEW towards Hamilton. Drive for about 100 km (62 mi) and then keep left to take the Provincial Route 420 E toward Niagara Falls Bridge to U.S. Provincial Route 420 E becomes Roberts Street. Stay straight to go onto Falls Avenue.
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  • The drive takes about 1.5 to 2 hours.

 

From Hamilton International Airport (YHM)


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  • The drive takes about 1 to 1.5 hours



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Last Updated: 22 Feb 2017