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icon5 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Get to know the best of Niagara Falls on this tour. Visit some of the area’s top attractions, like the incredible view from the top of the Skylon Tower, then head across the border to get front and center with the water on an exciting Maid of the Mist cruise. When Maid of the Mist is not running, embark on the thrilling Journey Behind the Falls excursion. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Niagara Falls (Ontario and New York) included.
  • Niagara Falls tour in Canada and the US (Maid of the Mist departs from NY side)
  • Maid of the Mist boat ride OR the "Journey Behind the Falls" tour and stand in the mist behind the thundering Horseshoe Falls (seasonal)
  • Visits include Canadian Horseshoe Falls, Table Rock House, and Queen Victoria Park
  • Get breathtaking views of Niagara area from the Skylon Tower

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This Canadian side tour includes the Maid of the Mist boat cruise, which departs from the American side.
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Maid of the Mist Boat Ride* (early May- late October)
Journey Behind the Falls (replaces Maid of the Mist when not operating)
Return trip up Skylon Tower
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation to/from Toronto and Buffalo hotels
Gratuities
Food/Drink

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This activity will end right where it started.Departure Point: We pick up from all locations/addresses in Niagara Falls, Ontario (Canada) or Niagara Falls, New York (USA). Your pickup time is earlier than your departure time. Please contact Over the Falls Tours after booking to confirm your scheduled pickup time.
Want to get to know Niagara Falls? This is the tour with the most iconic, must-do experiences. Let’s get started.

After a hotel pickup from the New York or Ontario side, start with an exciting ride up to the observation deck at the top of the majestic Skylon Tower. Enjoy the incredible view of the Niagara River and all three waterfalls—the American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls from 520 feet (158 m) in the air.

Next, cross to the US side and get ready for the experience of a lifetime on the Maid of the Mist cruise. This is as good as it gets, the best way to experience one of the world’s most amazing natural wonders. The cruise runs from early May to late October.

During the rest of the year, experience the Journey Behind the Falls excursion, where the sound of the falls is like thunder and the view is breathtaking. Stand in the mist and feel the rush where the Horseshoe Falls rumble from 13 stories above—dropping over 700,000 gallons of water every second at 40 miles per hour. Now that’s powerful.

Other highlights include Table Rock Centre, a retail and observation complex located at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls; Queen Victoria Park, the main parkland in Niagara Falls, opposite the Canadian Horseshoe and American Falls (with Sir Harry Oakes Gardens); the Upper Canadian Rapids from Three Sisters Island, the Lower Niagara River and Gorge, and Whirlpool State Park, overlooking the Niagara Whirlpool with spectacular views of the rapids, the whirlpool itself and the Niagara River.

Please note: The Maid of the Mist portion of this tour departs from the U.S. side of Niagara Falls. All customers booking this tour must have appropriate documentation to enter the United States and Canada.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Niagara Falls Canada
Marvel at the majestic Niagara Falls
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Maid of the Mist
Sail on the iconic Maid of the Mist boat ride
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Horseshoe Falls
Marvel at the many falls that make up Niagara Falls
Pass By:  
Bridal Veil Falls
Marvel at the many falls that make up majestic Niagara Falls
Pass By:  
Three Sisters Island
See the key viewing areas of the Niagara region
Stop At:  
Skylon Tower
Scale the Skylon Tower for a birds-eye-view of Niagara Falls
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Table Rock Welcome Centre
See the sites of Niagara Falls
Pass By:  
Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse
See the site of Niagara Parks
Pass By:  
Dufferin Islands Park
Marvel at the sights of the Niagara region
Pass By:  
Niagara Scow
See infamous wreck of the Old Scow
Pass By:  
Queen Victoria Park
See the sights of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls
Pass By:  
Oakes Garden Theatre
See the sights of Niagara Falls Canada
Pass By:  
Whirlpool State Park
See the Whirlpool Rapids
Stop At:  
Floral Clock
See the world famous Floral Clock of Niagara Parks, depending on season
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: hotel pickup and drop-off is NOT available from Toronto hotels
  • Passengers entering Canada:
  • A valid PASSPORT or other accepted border crossing documentation is required on the date of travel.
  • ArriveCAN (free app) is required to enter Canada and must be completed within 72-hours of your tour date. For assistance with ArriveCAN, contact Over the Falls Tours directly.
  • PROOF of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all travelers 12 years and older
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Over the Falls Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride.

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  • "You need your passports and you stop to eat at a quick food place so you should bring money for food and drinks." See review
  • "It is an absolute must to do if you visit the falls." See review

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star-1
Wrong timing info
Dharmik_M
, Jun 2022
The Viator reservation says 9 am start for the tour, but it actually starts at 8 am.. we almost missed the tour.
star-5
Fantastic experience with Team Jessica!!
Beth_W
, Jun 2022
Jessica was a fantastic guide! This was a wonderful excursion with all the best stops! Jessica provided great tips throughout the different stops. Brought us not just to the planned activities but also some highlighted features along the way that were a pleasant surprise! We travelled with elderly family with a wheelchair and she was incredibly helpful with guiding us to the best routes to experience everything possible. Jessica was energetic, executed a great travel route, and made this a memorable and fun experience! Go Team Jessica!
star-5
Highly Recommend.
PATRICIA_B
, Jun 2022
We went on tour with OVER THE FALLS tour co. Our guide TEAM NANCY was outstanding!! In spite of weather being very changeable that day we participated in every major attraction. Wonderful first time visit to Niagara Falls. Tks TEAM NANCY!!💕
star-5
great day to see many Niagara sights
Jane_M
, Jun 2022
Dayna was a great guide , fun and informative! didn’t realize we had to go back and forth to US but she made it fun! the sights/falls were spectacular! highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Water Power
Linda_S
, Jun 2022
We could feel the power of the falls with both the boat ride and the Cave of the Winds experience. We learned a lot from Nancy, our tour guide and appreciated her leadership and expertise.
star-5
Very fun! Be prepared to get WET!!
Michelle_R
, Jun 2022
Had a great time. Jammed packed full of fun stuff!!!! Should not leave Niagara without doing this tour! Norman was so amazing!!
star-4
Great tour
Robin_S
, Jun 2022
The maid of the mist ride was awesome and being able to reach out and touch the water after the caves was amazing. I will definitely do it again. Just wish there was a bit more clarity on the ArriveCan app requirements and we were not given the correct pick up spot but it worked out fine. I'd still recommend this tour
star-2
Don’t go on this tour, ever.
EstherA_K
, Jun 2022
This tour was amended to add the American side. Disastrous. The extra time and more was spent waiting in lines wherever we went. Dave was excellent. The tour sucked. Don’t ever drop me at a souvenir shop to eat and wait in line again. Of course the guides received their lunches for free. That is the most obvious kickback exhibit ever. Worst experience ever on a tour that was expensive just to wait in line. We took friends who had never been there and are totally disappointed in what we showed them. I’d like my money back.
star-3
Too much time does crossing borders
Dennis_H
, Jun 2022
We had spent the day before walking the rim trail of the American side so saw much of the American side. Poor planning on our part we did not realize we would be spending 1.5 hours of day crossing border. We could have done most of the activities on our own much cheaper. The lunch stop was just a cafeteria with cheesey gift shop. We enjoyed the maid of mist and cave of winds but could have done on own. Our guide was nice always asking if he could take our pictures for us but average overall. If we were going to do a tour we could have just done on American side.
star-5
Maid of the mist and cave...
Artan_T
, Jun 2022
Maid of the mist and cave of the winds was great and the tour guide Adam was exceptional and very knowledgable.
star-5
Noman Land
Geoff_D
, Jun 2022
Our guide, Noman, was very attentive and heads up. He made the tour a very fun experience. We saw and learned much more than we would have on our own.
star-5
Nancy was great from Over...
Claudette_R
, Jun 2022
Nancy was great from Over the Falls tour. My kids especially enjoy the part where we got wet up close and personal with the Bridal veil Falls
star-5
Amazing adventure
Veda_M
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide, Dayna, was great! The walk under the falls was awesome! The views were amazing! Also loved the boat ride!
star-5
Informative, enjoyable, fun
Isabel_S
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Ed T. was funny, engaging and very knowledgeable. Our group was fun and lively and we were like family after our day together. Very memorable and fun.
star-5
Fun day at Niagara Falls
MartyRosenberg
, Jun 2022
The best value and most comprehensive full day tour we could have hoped for. Our guide Ed was very knowledgeable and hilarious. Ed made a great trip even better.
star-5
Never a wait because Dayna it's there first!
Linda_H
, Jun 2022
Excellent tour! We all LOVED Dayna our tour guide! She's gave us so much information about the sights and had us laughing the entire time! She made sure our bus was first everywhere so we never had to wait yet we were never rushed. The Maid of Mist boat ride was amazing and all of the sights of the waterfalls were incredible. This is a must do tour if you're ever at Niagara!!
star-5
Take the “Over the falls” tour.
Eddie_L
, Jun 2022
The maid of the midst and cave of the winds was awesome. Tour bus was clean and comfy. Well planned day trip.
star-5
Beautiful day at Niagara with Over the Falls tour
Vivek_D
, Jun 2022
Ronaldo was amazing. He organized it very well, so nice and friendly, everyone loved his company. We recommend it to everyone looking forward to make the most of one day at Niagara 👍
star-5
A must “Over The Falls”
Karen_R
, Jun 2022
An amazing tour…so much included..a must for everyone..says 5 hours but was actually close to 7..crossing borders and lunch added time.
star-5
Wet and wild
WILLIAM_B
, Jun 2022
Maid of the mist and the cave of the winds. Great fun and very wet. We had a great guide in Roland who made everything light and enjoyable. He was very knowledgeable.
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