Niagara Falls is simply amazing. The powerful combination of three separate waterfalls that make up Niagara must be experienced in person to realize their magnificence.
On this 2-day trip, board an Amtrak train from Penn Station in New York City in the morning and travel north via the Hudson River waterfront. Enjoy scenic views while traveling through upstate New York to Niagara Falls, New York. Upon arrival, meet a driver/guide who will lead the way to the waterfalls for the first of many photo opportunities. Then check in to the designated hotel and learn what time to go watch the beautiful laser light show on the falls.
The next morning, begin the day with a Maid of the Mist sightseeing boat cruise. This tour includes a ticket on the famous sightseeing cruise, traveling up close to the edge of the thundering falls.
Then enjoy several hours of shopping and sightseeing. Stroll the city to visit various aerospace and science museums, casinos, observatories, and much more. For the only panoramic view of all three Niagara Falls, including the American Falls, the clear choice is the Niagara Falls Observation Tower. Extending out dramatically over the Niagara Gorge, this architectural wonder affords unobstructed views of the wild cascades of Niagara Falls, as well as the raging whitewater below.
For aviation enthusiasts, visit the Ira G. Ross Aerospace Museum. This organization is devoted to the efforts of the Western United States during the war years and includes the recently salvaged Bell P-39 Airacobra, one of the principal American fighter aircrafts in service during World War II. It's currently under restoration after more than 50 years resting at the bottom of a lake. For children of all ages, pay a visit to the Niagara Wax Museum of History or the Niagara Science Museum.
After working up an appetite, enjoy VIP seating for a meal at Tony Roma's. A delicious lunch with just a short wait will provide fuel for a short walk to the various casinos for an afternoon of excitement.
At the end of the day, travel with a private driver to the airport for a 45-minute flight back to NYC. Arrive in Midtown Manhattan to conclude the tour.
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I was extremely disappointed with this trip. first of all the planning/organisation was horrendous. i was sent vouchers but no set itinerary which meant i was pretty much travelling in blind faith with no local contact.
I arrived at Niagra unsure of who/what i was looking for. I found the driver as I was the only person on my trip and he was shouting my name at people getting off the train. .He was surprised that I didn't have his name and number.
secondly, i has asked a number of times in advance for the name of the hotel. I was never given this or any form of voucher which again the driver was surprised about. when i arrived at the hotel i quickly realised why. feel free to google 'quality inn, niagra'. its probably one of the worst hotels i have stayed in in my life. dirty, aged, a room with very few things working. now i didn't expect a 5 star hotel but i did expect something decent to reflect the 600 price tag the trip has. i also wasnt even given the airline name only a conf number which isnt helpful when at the airport.
whilst my driver was very lovely he was no 'guide'. the first evening he dropped me at the falls and pointed me across the dark park and said walk across this and you will find the falls. 'if you get lost, just follow some people as they are probably going there'. then i was instructed to text him when i was done.
i was travelling alone and had booked a tour as i thought it would be good to be 'guided' around the falls rather than find my own way. i actually felt extremely cheated by the whole experience.
the next day was the same, after dropping me at the falls at 11.15 he said he would be back at 6pm. that left me with 6.5 hour to do very little. the maid of the mist tour took only 30 mins and even the walk over to Canada didn't take that long. i understand that people may want to spend the day around the falls but a 9pm flight time is ridiculous. being picked up at 6pm still left me with 2hrs at the airport. awful trip.
Experience the majesty of Niagara Falls on this 2-day trip from New York City. Travel through the Hudson Valley by train and soak up the beautiful views. Upon arrival, enjoy fun-filled times of sightseeing, shopping, dining, and touring. The trip includes hotel accommodations, lunch, return trip airfare, all transfers in Niagara Falls, and tickets to the famous Maid of the Mist sightseeing boat cruise.