Boston - Niagara Falls (467 miles)
Today we will drive northwest from Boston to Niagara Falls, NY. Upon our arrival, we will ride the Maid of the Mist and see a movie at the Adventure Theater. Guest will also have chance to watch Illumination of the Falls and Thundering Water Cultural Show. This performance is a celebration of Native American culture and their interaction with the Falls throughout their history. "The Spirit of the Mist" show is performed in time with the falls via a method known as hoop dancing. Then, we will visit Goat Island.
Niagara Falls, NY
Among the most beautiful natural wonders in the world, Niagara Falls are comprised of three waterfalls that thunder and astound, producing a higher flow rate than any other waterfall in the world and standing at a height of 167 feet.
Maid of the Mist
This famous boat experience has been taking passengers as close to the Niagara Falls as they can get for more than a century. Be ready to get wet-- guests will make their way into the spray itself!
Admission (Optional): Adult $19; Child (Under 11 yrs) $11; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $19|Opening Hours: Maid of the Mist is open usually during mid/late April to early November.|Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes
Jet Boat Ride
Experience an adventurous boat ride along the Niagara Gorge any time of year. Whether summer or winter, passengers enjoy a climate-controlled boat interior while admiring the natural beauty of the falls. Be sure to pack water-proof gear and dress accordingly.
Admission (Optional): Adult $61; Child (Under 12 yrs, Minimum of 40 inches tall) $51; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $61|Opening Hours: 8am - 4:45pm|Duration: 45 Minutes to 1 Hour
Niagara Falls Adventure Movie
This movie, shown in the "Adventure Theater" on the American side of the Falls examines the lengths humanity's desire to conquer nature has sent us to and answers the question, "Can you really go over Niagara in a barrel?"
Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (Under 11 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $12|Opening Hours: Daily 10:00am - 4:30pm, Time vary seasonally, Closed January 1.|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
Niagara Falls Illumination
For more than 75 years, visitors to Niagara Falls have been able to enjoy a nighttime illumination of the impressive American and Horseshoe falls. Every night of the year at dusk, visitors can experience the falls a new way.
Admission (Mandatory): Adult $6; Child (Under 11 yrs) $6; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $6
Thundering Water Cultural Show
Niagara, like many impressive wonders of nature, is a sacred place for the local Native American people. This show uses dance as a storytelling medium through which to showcase the impact that the falls have had on native culture.
Admission (Optional): Adult $21; Child (Under 11 yrs) $13; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $21|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 7:00pm - 8:30pm|Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes
Goat Island is an Island in the Niagara River located between the two waterfalls that makes up Niagara Falls. Its Terrapin Point is often visited by tourists and offers some of the most breathtaking views of the falls.
Standard Hotel: Days Inn / Holiday Inn or Equivalent
Niagara Falls - Secret Caverns (Winter) / Thousand Islands (Summer) - Boston (975 miles)
Today, we will head to the Secret Caverns, dedicated to the history, art, and science of glassmaking. In the summer, we will instead take a cruise in the Thousand Islands region. At the end of the day, we will return to Boston to end the tour.
New York, NY
The Big Apple, The City That Never Sleeps, The Cultural Capital of the World... whatever you call New York City, its impact on worldwide culture and business is undeniable. Seeing this famous metropolis is something no one ever forgets!
Formed 38,000 year ago, these gorgeous caverns in Central Bridge, New York are naturally 50 degrees year round. Open to tourists April through November, these caverns have been largely untouched sans the additions of stairs at the entryway.
Admission (Optional): Adult $18; Child (6-12 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $18
Thousand Islands, NY
Available for departures from Apr thru Nov. The Thousand Islands is an archipelago at the Canada-U.S. border from the northeast corner of Lake Ontario. They stretch for about 50 miles. The U.S. islands are in the state of New York and the Canadian islands are in Ontario. The smaller islands only have single residences.
Thousand Islands Cruise
Enjoy the beautiful and historic Thousand Islands region in the best way-- by boat! Boat tours of this scenic area pass by breathtaking castles, private enclaves, and bootlegger's alleys. With more than 1,800 islands, there's much to see!
Admission (Optional): Adult $27; Child (Under 11 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $27