I took this trip on September5 to September6, 2018. The guide tour is Kiko Li. I very appreciated and glad to have her as a guide of my trip. She's taken care of my family nicely, indeed.
Moreover, she helped us a lot. I really want to say thank you to her.
She is knowledgeable and patient.
I would recommend my friend to choose this trip, especially having Kiko Li as a guide is the best!
Those two day was wonderful!
It was my best trip with a best price and before that the tour guide jayant was the best person and friendly also humble and help me alot in the whole tour from best olaces to take pictures to eat to buy souvenirs and finally he is the best
I recommend this tour since there are very good attractions and easy to see the Niagara Fall.
- Tour Guide: our guide was Sean and he was quite good. Some people late from the stop-overs so he was so upset for the other people. He was nice overall.
-Accommodation: the hotel was quite nice(3 stars) and since there is very few time to stay that hotel, you don't need to stay 5 stars hotel. I think it was reasonable. But it was located quite far from the Niagara(about 30min in car) and I heard the hotel is random.
-Transportation: It was good. but when i checked there is no seatbelts, I was shocked.....also, there is no charger. So, you MUST take the supplementary battery. The driver was also nice and you can drop off every 2.30 hours for restroom which was quite good.
-Itinerary: this is very important thing. If your passport allow to go to Canada without visa, you must skip the Indepth-tour for the 2nd day and go to the Canada side(Horseshoe Fall). It is very beautiful both in night and days and there are a lot of places you can eat or drinks.
In American side, you can only enjoy the American Fall and Bridal Veil Fall but the Horseshoe Fall was much bigger and nice.
I recommend only two options: Watkins Glen Park(1st day) and Mist of the Maid(2nd day).
Overally, it was cost-effective tour for Niagara Falls.
The tour was well organised and the tour guide Benjamin Wu was very friendly . He followed the time schedule very well and covered all the tourist attractions he explained everything very clearly . We enjoyed the trip under his guidance
The tour guide name 'Emma Jia' was excellent and take care of all tourist during the tour. Driver was good too. Only concern about the tour is they give very limited time to see all attraction. Rest are all good.
Very nice experience. Our guide Nancy was very helpful and nice.
Just a note: When you take your kid below 2 years, do not mention while booking. If you mention, you will need to pay service charge for the baby also. Event though the seat is not used
An amazing trip. Our first trip in USA as we just moved here. Zack Wang, our tour guide was really good in keeping us all on the heels and it was bcs of him and his xo-ordination that we were able to cover all the attractions on time. A big thanks to him. He explained about the attractions very well.
This was really a wonderful and memorable trip. Our tour guide was Zack Wang and we want to thank him for his timeliness,promotness in ensuring we had a great trip to Niagara.His time management skills are wonderful and only because of this we were able to cover the entire iteniary well. A big thank you to him for managing all this and more really well.
I recommend this tour Rachel Xu was the best guide I ever had I loved all about the tour it was excellent hotel very clean The tour guide was very respectful and kind
Excellent tour its very affordable
This trip is worth it. We were able to visit a lot of places in 2 days. The time alloted for every attraction is enough to cover everything. The accommodation was nice too. Ting Ting was really nice, friendly and accommodating. I will definitely recommend this trip to anyone!
I have visited Niagara falls for the first time with my family. We preferred this tour and we are happy with our decision.
Ting Ting was our tour guide and Bobby was our bus driver.
Ting Ting is good team leader ,she ensures passengers arrive on time,interacts with them,provides details of the destination,ensures customer safety.
Bobby does not drive rashly.Happy with the service received from Ting Ting and Bobby.
Hotel Radison was good and clean.
Locations visited in this tour were really beautiful and we enjoyed this trip.
Only suggestion to TakeTours team is Roadrunner bus was comfortable but on second day of tour our bus was changed as it was going to Newport. The second bus was not comfortable.
Great tour to visit Niagara Falls and other places near to the city. The guide and the bus driver were very friendly people that helped us to visit as many places as we could. The only problem we had was that the bus got stuck for some time the first day so reduced the time the time that we had to visit the Corning Museum of Glass but after that, I can say it was an amazing trip. 100% recommended.
we felt a bitt rush with kids and time given for lunch/dinner. Could have little more time at some locations but it was fair considering the tour was only 2 days and covered a few things on the way. Tour Guid Yaru Zao was friendly and helpful!
This Tour really awesome! I love our tour guide! Ruby Jia! She is so smart, sweet, and friendly. Niagara falls is amazing and gorgeous (Maid of the Mist is the best attraction). But the journey is kind of long.
Tour guide: Yaru was great! She provided a lot of interesting information and kept us on track.
The tour: it is worth every penny.
I would recommend that you pay for all excursions. Whatever you do, do not skip Maid of the Mist, it's a once in a lifetime experience. Watkins Glen State Park was also a wonderful little adventure. This tour has A LOT of walking, especially for an elderly person or small children. We were not aware of this so I recommend that you prepare by wearing comfortable shoes and clothes - be prepared to walk!
Tour departure point: Important! I don't know if the bus route is the same each trip but we thought that the main departure point for the bus was Chinatown. Since we are from north Jersey, we decided to go to Chinatown to get on the tour bus. But the main departure location was actually Jersey City. So from Chinatown, we had to take a shuttle to Jersey City to get on the main tour bus. Had we known that the main departure point was Jersey City, we would have gone straight there and saved 2 hours. I recommend checking before you go so that you take the easiest route to get to the tour bus.
One final note: The main eating spot at Niagara Falls is an overpriced food court with various options that tasted mediocre at best. However nearby are other restaurants (Hard Rock Cafe, an Indian restaurant etc.). If time permits I recommend going to Hard Rock, it was very good!
It was an excellent tour all credits to our super helpful and friendly guide Kaylie. Our driver, Mariol was good as well and made regular stops to accommodate everyone's washroom breaks. I would recommend not spending too much time eating at Corning Glass; rather visiting the museum as it was fantastic! The hotel room was fantastic as well and was worth more than the actual trip cost. All in all, an amazing trip to Niagara for our family and wonderful memories.
I booked the tour for my in-laws and heard the tour was a decent one and the only complaint is the stay was far away from the falls and they couldn't stay late in the falls. Otherwise its a decent one for the dollars paid.
I have taken this tour on Aug 1st for 2 day. It is one of the best places to visit. Zack Wang was our tour guide. He showed us all the places and guided us at each spot. Awesome guide. Enjoyed to the full. The only thing which was not worth is the Corning glass museum (only for hardcore glass enthusiasts) . Since it is a 2-day tour the time at each location was less.
I recommend this tour, Yaru was the best guide we ever had. She was very helpful, and told many information. The hotel was good and clean, the program was well organized. We loved it. Susan and Regina from Hungary xx
I would recommend this 2 days trip from New York/ New Jersey to Niagra falls. Our tour guides Nancy Qiu and Daisy Zhang were very nice! They always had a smiling face and was very friendly to all of us. The trip started and ended at the scheduled time and the trip was very well organised. We started from New York and first visited the Corning Glass museum and then went to the Watkins Glen state park. Watkins Glen state park was very beautiful! They made sufficient stops in the rest areas in between. At the evening we reached Niagra falls and saw the IMAX movie and then the illumination on the falls and fireworks. Next day was the Maid of mist boating which was amazing!! After lunch, we headed back to New York. The tour is well organised. Highly recommended :)
Our guide Yaru was very helpful and understanding when something was asked and requested. She got us everywhere early and we had plenty of time to view each of the attractions. Also she made the tour interesting with quiz and lot of background information. Highly recommend her as the tour guide. Five star!!!
I was so skeptical to begin with as this was my first bus tour. But Shelly Liu, our guide was amazing. She had excellent knowledge of all attractions as well as local areas. She made sure that everyone on the bus was comfortable yet accounted for. She has very good management skills and leading large groups. I may take another tour just because of her.
Accommodation was good and in walking distance to falls.
Few things I would like the tour operators to change is: If a party is not going to an attraction, they should not be asked to wake up and check out early nor should they be asked to report at that attraction. They should be given a time and meeting point when and where they should come back and report.
Thanks for your suggestion regarding the wake up time to go to the attractions Gurpreet. The reason tour operators request for passengers to check out at the same time to head to the attractions is because there might be few hours of driving from place to place and it will create a delay when going to the destination places. Please note that hotel lodging may not be at the same hotel every night. ~IM
Me and my family went and enjoyed this Niagara Falls tour very much, many thanks to Judy, the best tour guide ever! she speaks very good English and also very smart and informative, shared lots of information about all the places we went with good sense of humor and always smiling, she stays around in case we need any help and take photo for families.
We stayed in Wyndham Garden hotel right next to Niagara falls at night, perfect itinerary and attractions, don't skip anyone of them! whole tour was very well organized by Judy, Niagara falls is amazing! wish we could stay longer next time.
Everything 5 stars! Recommend to all, please do not hesitate to book this trip!
I am glad I chose this tour package. The selection of attractions is perfect, and fits decently into the time allotted. Rachel Chen and Kiko Li are both excellent tour guides with an amazing attitude, pleasant style and calm approach to tour guest queries, requests and even problems! I had a perfect break from work with this tour, and the best way I could tell this was from the relaxed smiles on my selfies taken at amazing waterfalls along the Watkins Glenn Gorge trail. Yes, take the attractions package once you're on board with Rachel and Kiko, you'll be the happier for it.
I love this tour package; it was excellent. The guide Mr Zack was very cooperative, he guided us very effectively. He is very humorous. Everyone in our bus likes him. The package covered all of the beautiful places in the Niagra. I recommend anyone can take this package and enjoy the scenic view in Niagra.
Ivy and Jerome were wonderful. My wife , 9 year old daughter as well as myself had a great time. Ivy was very professional and well spoken, she spoke first in English then Mandarin. The corning tour as we'll as Watkins glen alone was worth the trip. Ivy was very clear when we needed to be back at the bus and we were given enough time for everything, we took the in depth tour and enjoyed it very much. The Maid of the Mist was Awsome. We stayed at the Best Western which was clean and the double beds were great for the family, the free breakfast of Waffles , cereal , fruit, sausage , eggs & toast were perfect. Thank You to both IVY and JEROME FOR A GREAT TRIP
The whole 2 day tours were amazing. We got to see many great sightseeings placing along our trip to Niagara fall. Mathew is an awesome , helpful, and friendly tour guide that you can count on. Mr. Leo, a bus driver, provided us a smooth and safe transport from NYC to niagara. He also supported us to get out from the bus safely. Thanks to Mathew and Mr. Leo. Each tour time is very precise and the price is reasonable. We really enjoy this wonderful trip, and highly recommends. There is a recommendation we would like to make. If the hotel includes breakfast this would be great.
My husband and I decided to go on a tour for the first time. We've never been to a tour before so we were little worried about lack of free time. However, the tour itself was very organized and was worry-free travel! We met with Davina on the day of travel. She was very sweet and kind. I loved that she handled all the details. Only job we were given is to is arrive at your departure point on time. Only thing they should improve is the bus. The bus was old with broken bathroom. The leg room was very tight as well. But can't complain for the price we paid!
It was really memorable trip and had lots of fun. The driver was professional. Everything was awesome. Hospitality and management of tour manager (KAYLIE and EMMA) was perfect. They were friendly and helpful. I was really impressed. Keep it up this service.
I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone I know!! This was my first time to Niagara and with Take Tours since my brother is visiting US for only a couple of weeks. This trip was perfect to experience lot of great attractions in a short time. Our tour guide Ting Lin and driver were amazing!! Ting was quite lively (always had a smile on her face) and made sincere efforts to explain the information behind each attraction so that they made sense. I applaud her time management because she always made sure that we were on track (in spite of some people being late sometimes) so that we could enjoy major time at the attractions (and not in lines!!) Just a recommendation to people who take this tour - Since it is a GROUP tour, please be mindful of respecting everyone's time. First day: Corning Museum and Watkins Glen State Park were absolutely marvelous and breathtaking!! Must visit!! Then, we went to Niagara Falls in the evening for the night view. Since the sunsets are late in the summer (no night view), we enjoyed dinner followed by a relaxed beautiful view of Falls after all the hiking on the Gorge Trail earlier! Next morning, the highlight was of course the Maid of the Mist apart from the Whirlpool and Old Niagara Fort!! It was definitely worth traveling 6-7 hours to witness and experience this nature's wonder from quite near!! :) After that, we had lunch followed by the trip back. I applaud Tinga's quick-wittiness on the way back for the rest-stop. When she realized that there might be 6-7 buses at the regular serving area, she adapted quickly by notifying our driver Steven in advance to stop at a different one. Just few tips - Carry CASH for tips to driver/tour guide, attractions and the food court at Niagara. They accept only CASH there. Carry FOOD/SNACKS since there's not really a lot of time during the bus journey to make food stops. Definitely got my money's worth on this trip!! :)
The tour was really interesting and well organized and marvelous as well,We traveled (June 1-2) with Nancy Qiu & Emma Jia: professional, precise, kind, passionate and with a great attitude.I will recommend this to all of my friends and relatives as well. Obviously i will try to make another tour to another destination with Nancy Qiu and Emma Jia, Really i loved this tour
What impressed me was the hotel, great and clean. It was the lowest price but the best trip. The tour guide Rachel Shu is very friendly and professional. I look forward to booking another tour in the future.
Well,our 2 days Niagra falls tours was more than expected.We meet our tour guides Summer Zhang and Daisy Zhang at 6:40 am in flushing,we meet them and they gave us seat numbers and we waited for other people to com and moved from their at 7:am.The timing is great after two hour long drive we got short break for refreshment.We reached Corning Museum of Glass and had lunch over there.The food was good but I recommend to take your won snacks its worth it .The art place was beautiful experience.,after that we went to Walkin glens ,I enjoyed the whole journey at Walkin,it was downhill and its also started raining such a beautiful experience.And then we went to see the Imax but me and wife didn't see the movie but we enjoyed the Niagara view ,was mesmerizing moment.T hen we reached hotel around 10pm ,hotel was nice.Then next day we had a morning breakfast ,I recommend you the hotel bf and it was worth it.Then finally we went to the Maid of MIst,it was a life time experience,over all tours was memorable.And the last moment in the bus we had quick quiz and the operators has a prize so guys listen to them very carefully and make sure you be the winner.Lastly,me and my wife had a wonderful time and I recommend you this tour and also would like to Thank our tour guide summer & daisy.
It was a great enjoyable tour with our two very helpful tour guide Yaro and Nancy.They were really responsible person with a positive attitude and smiling face. The journey was comfortable .Accommodation and the whole trip planning was really appreciable.
The tour is good for the money, but the customer service, the timeline and cash handling of the tour is really bad.if you call the 1800 # for "Booked Tours"- no one picks up. the timeline is not provided till you are on the bus. and there are no receipts for the cash that you pay for the attraction entries. so if the tour guide says you haven't paid there is no proof.
Also, the attraction charges are more than the actual charges or the group rates the tours should be getting.
but if you dont mind any of these issues, its a great tour.
I loved this tour, and the tour guide Cayden really made it enjoyable. At first, I was not really interested in Corning Glass Museum, which was before Niagara itself. But I was glad I still paid for that option, as the glass displays were really impressive, and there was actually not enough time to see all. Watkins Glen was another unique experience with nature, although we should have outfitted ourselves better for a hike with high chance of getting wet (white shoes a bad idea, go for something more rugged). Food at Corning was also really good. Unfortunately when we got to Niagara, the night illumination show started late, so we didn't get to see it as Cayden needed to already check us in at the hotel, which was a little further out of town but nice (Radisson Hotel). The following day, went to Whirlpool and Old Fort Niagara, which were really not that special so you could choose to skip those. We skipped the iMax movie so can't comment on that. My beef was that the breakfast options at Fort Niagara were limited, and there was none in the hotel itself, so food during the 2nd day was not the nicest. Maid of the Mist was the absolute highlight and not to be missed - the feeling of that close encounter with a force of nature is quite the experience. Again, lunch choices at Niagara itself are expensive but so-so, which aren't the fault of the tour operator, but then you can't have everything.
The tour is really interesting and well organized. We travelled (June 1-2) with Ting Lin & Emma Jia: professional, precise, kind, passionate and with a great attitude. You can tell they love what they do. They picked us up in the morning in Chinatown area quite easy to reach. All the attractions are optional and extra so calculate an addictional 70$ more or less. The first stop was at the glass museum. Unfortunately we skipped Watkins glen (10$) because of heavy rain and we directly reached our destination at the niagara falls, in the evening around dinner time. I would suggest to bring your own food but it also possible to buy some stuff on the way. The day after we join the morning tour (25$)really interesting, and mist of all the amazing Maid of the Mist (20$). we had lunch there at the foodcourt and then we got back to NYC with 1 stop every2 or3hours. Don't miss it
Enjoyable tour for a good price. More or less on schedule and covered all the places listed. Driving was good (though the bus seems to be old, no working microphone to announce programmes. guide had to repeat everything two times with the bus noise in the background)
Our guide was really nice and helpful. The trip was well organized, but the hotel was not what I expected.Niagara Falls was so magnificent. I think you must visit it at least one time in your life. Looking forward to visit again.
Traveling with family for 2 days to niagara falls. It is such a great tour!
Tour guide Judy Zhang is so sweet and nice, always sharing informations during the tour and very amicable, everything is perfect organized as well.
Watkins glen is a surprise, maid of the mist is a must visit, the best experience ever!!Also corning glass museum, the glass show is amazing! Highly recommend!!
My friend and I had an amazing time at the Niagara waterfalls. Our guide Ken Fung was excellent and made the trip even more special. Excellent hotel, service and very comfortable bus. Definitely recommended to all.
It was a good bus tour beyond I expected. The tour guide Rachel was excellent. She's responsible and knowledgeable about the places. We like the shows in Corning Center, and the Niagara Falls was amazing! Definitely would recommend this tour to my friends.
We had a wonderful Niagara Falls trip! Maid of mist was amazing.Our tour guide Rachel was very warm and well organized. The only thing i want to complain is the bus, but it's still good price. I will recommend this tour for fun to my friends.
It was my second time Niagara Falls tour with Taketours. My tour guide, Zoe Liu, was very kind, friendly and helpful. She made sure if everyone is doing ok all the time. If I can choose my guide for my next trip, I'd love go with her again. Very very cheap price for 2 days with a NOT cheap hotel! Thank you!
It was a great experienced to travel in take tours and will always book to any tour that I want if taken another vacation. Rachel Xu was a good tour guide and very caring, accommodating and most of all, she was making sure everybody is safe and on time on schedule.
we enjoyed the tour with tour guide rachel even we weren't capabel to take the maid of mist. also it was a pity they canceled the jetboat because of the weather. i need to come back durning the summmer.
Rachel Xu was very helpful in taking care of my parents who attended this trip and does not know english. They had fun even though the bus ride was very long for the old folks. She text me throughout to keep me updated on their arrival time which is very much appreciated.
it was a amazing tour with Rachel(the tour guide). I thought the Niagara Tour was about the wonder of mother earth, but she told us the story between Edison, JP Morgan, Westinghouse and Tesla, that was surprised me. She also introdued the low-E glass from Corning Company. I've learn a lot this time!
I booked the tour for my families, they told me they enjoyed the tour even the weath and traffic were very bad. tour guide racheal help them a lot(my fimalied don't speak english) and driver mr.lin did a great job.i will highly recommend this tour to my friends and coworkers.
My friend and I had a lot of fun on this trip. It had a full itinerary. I enjoyed the Native American Dance and the Maid of the Mist the most. Rachel Xu did an excellent job as our guide and kept us on schedule. The motor coach operator did an excellent job of keeping us safe even in the rain on our second day. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Our tour guide Rachel was sweet and very helpful.Took good care of the group.The tour was run exactly as written in the itinerary.We chose to not go for the Native American Dance show and the Adventure movie which gave us plenty of time to spend enjoying Niagara Falls.
Joined 2D1N nigara falls tour that lead by Ms Lilian. The tour was well organized, tour guide is knowledgeable and helpful. Ms Lilian worked hard to make sure that everyone can have a great time. Journey was smooth as we can see that the tour guide and driver had communicated well. Would recommend this company to friends and family.
Kenney Huang , our tour guide , was best guide ever I met. He's very kind and also good at English, so that I can understand very well. I'll recommend to my friends to go Niagara falls with Taketour. And actually he is very gentle and handsome.
Kenny Huang , our guide, was best guide ever I met. He's very kind and also good at English so that I can understand very well. I'll recommend to my friends to go Niagara falls with TakeTours. And actually he is very gentle and handsome.
Very nice tour. We did a lot of things and was constantly moving. We covered a lot in a short time frame. The guide Nicki was ok. The driver was rude. No excuse for that. Overall it was worth it and would do it again with a different driver.
I just took this tour last week and it's my 2nd time taking the tour..it was a long drive but Niagara and passing by Watkins Glen was worth it..since the tour is sit in coach the leisure time is limited more on the travelling.The guide Lilian was very helpful and knowledgeable of her task. SHE also has a good sense of humour. I recommend this tour
Great tour! Visited a lot of places. The tour is well planned and organized. Lilian He, the tour guide, is very friendly and she gives as a clear instructions. The booked hotels were comfortable and clean. Lilian provided a lot of interesting information and facts. She is just Awesome!
I had really great time with my mom. My guide, Lillian was so kind and great! I used the other company for similar package, I had bad experience with other coampany. That's why I hestiated to take the package for Niagara. But, this time.. I'm really satified with thr service with reasonable price.
Only one thing I hope to improve in this package is the status of bus... I could see lots of dust between the seats. Needed to clean up the bus.. and I felt too cold in the bus with AC on...
Thank you, the driver Mr. Chen and guide MS. Lillian!
We took this tour last month and it was amazing. Definitely worth it! Eva our tour guide was so nice, and well informed about the places we visited. The coach and the hotel were excellent as well. We enjoyed it very much :)
Overall it has been an amazing trip. The highlight of the tour was Maid of the Mist. We had a wonderful time at Watkins Glen too...very scenic! Our tour guide, Borris was very helpful. We went home back on time.
Pleasantly surprised by this trip! The pit stops along the way took us through different states that made the trip even more fun. Leslie our tour guide was informative and friendly! The bus and the hotel were nice and clean and all the attractions were breathtaking! I would definitely recommend !
The Niagara tour was really wonderful, The "maid of mist" gave us an amazing experience! My tour guide Rachel Xu was very helpful and fun. She has very good knowledge about the history of the places visited during this tour. Overall lots of fun, and comfortable trip. Definitely recommend.
We had a great time with Alan our tour guide n benny our bus driver. We covered a lot of places n activities. Wish they added Corning glass factory n cave of winds too. But I will surely recommend this tour.
Me and my parents really enjoyed this tour! We have seen a lot during this two-days tour. Our tour guide Ivy is super good,she is very organized and polite. I would recommend this tour to my friends. A very good deal!
This tour was great. Niagara falls is absolutely beautiful and the maid of the mist is a must do to be able to get the full experience and see both the NY and Canada side of the falls. We were able to stay to see the illumination of the falls which was beautiful. We left at about 9:20pm to go to our hotel, about 30mins away from the falls. Watkins Glen is gorgeous and unlike any we'd seen before. The natural structure of the park is truly a must see. Overall we enjoyed this trip and highly recommend it to anyone. Our tour guide Davina was also awesome!!
Overall tour was pretty enjoyable and adhered to the itinerary. Day 1 we stopped by Watkins Glen and walked through the Gorge Trail which was super scenic and a good break to stretch out those legs from the bus ride. We continued on to Niagra Falls and reached there before sunset to catch the Native American dance show prior to wrapping up the evening with the Niagra Fall's night viewing. The hotel we stayed at was Best Western Inn which was about a half hour drive. Room was spacious and clean, our tour guide Rachel made sure to stick around until we checked that our rooms were in good condition (very thoughtful). Day 2, we had free breakfast at the hotel and then headed out to the Old Fort Niagra Scenic Tour where we visited forts built but the French and the British...also very scenic. Followed by the Whirlpool area of Niagra Falls. Last but not least we headed back over to Niagra Falls for the Maid of the Mist boat tour, amazing to say the least. On the way back, I realized I had left my phone behind at the Welcome Center but our tour guide Rachel was super on top of it and actually had someone find it and bring it back to NY (2 thumbs up!). I really suggest this tour, not only is the price amazing but it was thoroughly enjoyable!
The tour overall was a great experience, if you are travelling alone for the first time. Special thanks to our tour guide Gary, being so responsible and cooperative at the same time which helped us to get the best experience! The hotel room was not very great, but was okay.
I totally recommend this tour, My tour guide was Stephanie..I went with my parents..so we had a very good deal..buy 2 get 1 free..so for 216 bucks we 3 got to see Niagara and Watkins glenn tour...so it was afull on money save for us ...Stephanie was very informative and very sweeet..she informed well advance about the tour , breaks and all...u rock Stephanie...
The tour was very nice . Our tour guide Tim was very friendly and patient. Hotel stay was excellent. We were able spent a good of time at the attractions. We really had a great time , would definitely recommend this tour for people visiting Niagara .
Awesome tour and very honest people.
I left my wallet in the bus and it had lot of cash and credit cards. I contacted tour guide and he told that he has got the wallet from the bus and I can come and collect it.
When I checked all my cash and cards were there.
All in all nice trip ,enjoyed very well and really impressed with there honesty
This is our first time to travel using taketours. I can say that it is organized enough to enjoy multiple attraction. I really appreciate Zoe Liu our tour guide and Mr. Chen, our driver. A very great team. Some passengers are very inconsiderate and no discipline to follow 1 simple rule - don't be late. Before signing up please make sure that you know how to manage you time otherwise this tour is not for you. Eventhough some passengers came in late Zoe always kept her cool. She is very organize and very informative. Mr. Chen is a very good driver and everytime a passenger needs an access to their luggage he is very compliant. The motel could have been improve and the bus needs a leg room but for the price we pay it is justifiable.
I will recommend the Native American show, and I bought a dream catcher in the gift shop. My tour guide Rachel has a pretty dream catcher tattoo, she was awesome and try her best to give us a wonderful trip. Thank you, Rachel Xu. You are the best. You have not the easiest job in the world but you manage it very well.
This tour was awesome. Our guide Emily Huang was very patient and informative. I don't want to write a long review but just know that Watkins GLEN AWESOME!! the FALLS AT NIGHT AWESOME!!! Maid of the MIST AWESOME. THe FORT awesome!!!!
The only down fall was TRAFFIC on a raining Friday (August 4,2017) and a few people that were a bit inconsiderate with our time on the tour. You have to remember this is a GROUP tour and its TIMED. This is not at your LEISURE so be mindful of the other people on this tour as well. I have no complaints about this at all. OHHH Be mindful of buying food at the Welcome center. THEY DOUBLE CHARGE taxes. the normal 8% nystax and another 8% for the building. NO GOOD. There are outside restaurants you can go to. Bring your own snacks. coming back we did not stop for a meal, just rest rooms. So the last meal you eat is at lunch time. So bring snacks or extra food if you can.
This tour packs a lot of great experiences in a small time. We particularly enjoyed the gorge stop on the way to Niagra Falls. Our tour guide Nick was very informative and even after a HUGE misunderstanding about drop off locations, he was very accommodating and my family made it to our hotel safely. Just a tip to travelers...be sure to pack many snacks for the return trip. The stops are for the bathroom and pretty much the bus stops every 3 hours or so at rest stops. The only food options were vending machines...it was brutal!
we took this tour from NYC to Niagra and it was pretty decent and economical(paid for two and got the third one off). I had lots of apprehension about the kind of stay they where going to put us in but it turned up pretty good(Mariott hotel). We had to pay for the attraction tickets which was not part of the package and that's fair enough since they also allow the flexibility to pick and choose. Some of the attractions like "Cave of the winds" & "Maid of the mist" is missing from the tour. Overall i felt its value for money. Our tour guide Rachel Xu was too good, informative and was fun to be with. I definitely recommend this tour.
Frankly speaking amazing trip.. People coming to NY please plan for this tour.. Our guide was Eva, we really want to appreciate her as her professionalism and attention to detail made all the difference for a truly memorable bus ride.. Our driver Kim, she was very experienced in her job. Her behaviour was very friendly during the trip.
Please note this trip does not add caves of the winds. One of the must thing to do here.. please go for proper trip which includes caves of the winds.. trip follows strict timing.. so you can not plan for other things in the trip.. overall awesome.. Thanks Taketours, guide Eva, care taker bus driver Kim..
The best part of the trip was Rachel (our guide). She was very systematic and disciplined. She could manage the trip with so many passengers smoothly.
I didn't like the food stops (on the way and near Niagara). Also, we didn't get time to have our course meals properly.
I been there on 2 days Niagara tour on July 4th 2017 along with my parents. I will remember this tour because of charming, informative tour guide "Rachel Xu". She is very energetic and caring tour girl with same energy for the entire two days tour. Accommodation at courtyard in buffalo was great and wouldn't expected such luxury hotel in this much tour cost. I will recommend this tour for others due to tour guide Rachel Xu and accommodation.
It was a great experience. Rachel was a spectacular tour guide and Juan was a great driver. Overall, I would recommend this trip to a friend and will be taking more trips with Take Tours in the future.
It was pretty much what I expected - Watkins Glen is great and Niagara Falls for sure. I went before and they used to stop at Corning too but now it is either Corning or Watkins Glen. Not everyone wants to go to Niagara Fort extended tour so itinerary can be made more friendly for those wanting to spend more time on their own at falls - would be great if they can go to 'Cave of winds' instead.
I must complement our tour-guide Shentong Ohen (hope I got it right). I have been on several such tours and he's been the best so far - his English is great, very clear and easy to understand; he is very accomodating; even offered to help carry our baby. I found him smiling through-out the tour and despite the fact he's been to these places hundreds of time - he shared enthusiasm with people going for the first time. Good job buddy.
We four friend with families and our children have been to Niagara tour with Take Tours on 07/22/2017 to 07/23/2014.
Started the journey in the morning from Flushing. From home we booked a cab and got down at the spot mentioned at the itinerary. We have already got a message from the tour guide that I will be your guide for two days. When we called after reaching at bus spot, the guide came and guided to the bus.
That's the start of our fun and enjoyment of our whole journey.
We all have been there with lots of enthusiasm to see the new spots. At every point guide have been very much helpful to us. We reached at Watkins Glen, the place filled with all natural beauty. The path was cutting side of the hill and filled with natural scenery of water and trees. Amazing site.
At around evening we reached at Niagara. Immediately we rushed towards the night view. What a beautiful Night View scene. Completed and checked in at Hotel. The Hotel was very nice and very luxurious filled with all amenities.
Next Day we say a Fort named â€śOld Fortâ€ť. It was very amazing to see the Soldiers presentation. On the way we say one river view and went to the most attractive place â€śMaid of the Mistâ€ť. We felt really amazing. What a wonderful sight. Life becomes incomplete if we do not come to Niagara once staying in US perhaps. The ship was very close to the fall and water was sprinkling over the head. Excellent memory. A MUST GO & Amazing experience. One of the rare experience is that I met one of my friend from India, there on the Ship. Just felt like the world is very small place. Me, my little girl and my wife all enjoyed it. My friends and their family also enjoyed very much.
After we returned to see the movie â€śNiagara Falls Adventure Movieâ€ť show some history and important theme about the Niagara Falls.
I must say you go once to Niagara Trip.
The tour services are the Best one I think. Made our journey very comfortable.
We express our sincere thanks to â€śTake Toursâ€ť for making an awesome trip. Our sincere thanks the drivers too for his patience.
Lastly the Guide â€“ Rachel Xi became one our very good friend. She is just awesome and very active always. Indeed very helpful at each and every point. The way she explains, takes care and keeping control of the tour is really praise worthy. Hats off to your efforts, sincerity, enthusiasm, true spirit and the best services Rachel â€“ You made the trip more memorable. Praying for Almightyâ€™s blessings to give the correct reward for your sincerity. You are the Best.. Without any doubt â€śRachel is the Best.â€ť â€śXieXie Rachel â€“ The only Chinese word I know â€ť. Thanks a lot Rachel Xi for all your much needed help and support throughout our tour.
It was a very satisfying experience and I would recommend it to my friends. The tour guides were well-versed, diligent and helpful, making sure to contact each head of party to ensure promptness. We were booked at Holiday Inn with very good amenities and close to a breakfast chain of restaurants. The main inconvenience was the lack of charging outlets for phones. The company must install the electrical outlets in the bus (#32) we used to be consistent with other buses with state of the art charging stations for each passenger.
We four friend with families and our children have been to Niagara tour with Take Tours on 07/22/2017 to 07/23/2014.
Started the journey in the morning from Flushing. From home we booked a cab and got down at the spot mentioned at the itinerary. We have already got a message from the tour guide that I will be your guide for two days. When we called after reaching at bus spot, the guide came and guided to the bus.
That's the start of our fun and enjoyment of our whole journey.
We all have been there with lots of enthusiasm to see the new spots. At every point guide have been very much helpful to us. We reached at Watkins Glen, the place filled with all natural beauty. The path was cutting side of the hill and filled with natural scenery of water and trees. Amazing site.
At around evening we reached at Niagara. Immediately we rushed towards the night view. What a beautiful Night View scene. Completed and checked in at Hotel. The Hotel was very nice and very luxurious filled with all amenities.
Next Day we say a Fort named Old Fort. It was very amazing to see the Soldiers presentation. On the way we say one river view and went to the most attractive place Maid of the Mist. We felt really amazing. What a wonderful sight. Life becomes incomplete if we do not come to Niagara once staying in US perhaps. The ship was very close to the fall and water was sprinkling over the head. Excellent memory. A MUST GO & Amazing experience. One of the rare experience is that I met one of my friend from India, there on the Ship. Just felt like the world is very small place. Me, my little girl and my wife all enjoyed it. My friends and their family also enjoyed very much.
After we returned to see the movie Niagara Falls Adventure Movie show some history and important theme about the Niagara Falls.
I must say you go once to Niagara Trip.
The tour services are the Best one I think. Made our journey very comfortable.
We express our sincere thanks to Take Tours for making an awesome trip. Our sincere thanks the drivers too for his patience.
Lastly the Guide Rachel Xi became one our very good friend. She is just awesome and very active always. Indeed very helpful at each and every point. The way she explains, takes care and keeping control of the tour is really praise worthy. Hats off to your efforts, sincerity, enthusiasm, true spirit and the best services Rachel. You made the trip more memorable. Praying for Almightys blessings to give the correct reward for your sincerity. You are the Best.. Without any doubt Rachel is the Best. XieXie Rachel The only Chinese word I know. Thanks a lot Rachel Xi for all your much needed help and support throughout our tour.
Had a great time and really worth the money spent. Tony, our tour guide was fantastic, made every one comfortable through out the trip. We were 5 of us for the trip and were picked up at Parisspany NJ location on Saturday morning. I have been to Niagara Falls at least 10 times before but never part of a tour and had the best time, visiting so many sights that I had never been to. Salavatore's Grand Hotel was very good, everyone in the group was surprised at the hotel when we reached there, they all though the tour would put us up in a not too decent a hotel.
There were enough restroom stops on the way. The only thing I disliked that people were always never on time getting back to the bus thus delaying us.
I would highly recommend this tour and TONY is a great guide.
The overall experience was good. Only complaint I've is - they booked accommodation 40 mins away from the Niagara falls..which took away time from the night view ( we missed the fire works :( :( )
However, they allowed us enough time to enjoy the day view & do some shopping. Maid of mist experience was awesome.
Our tour guide Tony was amazing. He kept us engaged with knowledge of all destinations and we even had karaoke on the bus. He was a good singer and entertainer and was very caring towards elderly and respectful towards people of all countries. He ensured we kept on time the entire trip. The driver Mr. Chen was very good. We were put up at the Holiday Inn in Buffalo. I gave 3 star for transportation not because of the driving, but because the seats were very dusty, if anyone tapped on the seat a smoke of dust would come up. Otherwise the trip was amazing and I would highly recommend it.
For the price, I would definitely recommend this tour. Do not be fooled to assume that the amount covers the fees for the attractions.
They do take you to the Corning museum but the amount of time available is way too less to have your lunch, attend the 20 minute and for visiting the exhibits. I would have liked spending more time there.
The Niagara itinerary included a traditional dance show which we decided to skip and since they do not include Cave of the Winds (still wondering why), we went on our own in the time everyone else attended the dance performance.
Maid of the mist was another wonderful experience but I would have liked spending some more time at Niagara though.
I regret taking up the in depth tour (you pay extra for this too). It was informative but I probably would not have visited the places if I went on my own; I would have preferred chilling at the Niagara than rushing and visiting places I did not care about. This is a personal opinion of course; a lot of people on the bus did enjoy the in depth tour.
For the money and duration you shell out, it a really good tour. I would definitely recommend this for families.
Me and two friends took this tour and we surprisingly like the tour very much. We initially thought because of the affordable price and many of the participants (including us) were Asian tourists, the tour will focus more on shopping and not on excursion. We were proven wrong and we are happy about it! Our guide, Ivy was patient and tried her best to ensure all participants experienced the most of the tour. We stayed at Quality Inn near Buffalo International Airport and it was nice and clean. My one complain is the bus. The seat was not comfortable, the leg room was painfully tight and the bus was dirty. I know other bus was better because in the end of the tour we were moved to another bus because our stop was in Manhattan and the rest of our original group went to Flushing.
The tour was really nice. Tour guide Vivian was friendly and did a pretty good job. We had a comfortable stay at the Best Western Inn and also had a complementary breakfast. However,about 30 more minutes should have been allowed for the illumination show.
The tour was very nice. The bus ride was smooth and the hotel was very comfortable. Both our tour guides Shentong and Jeff were really great. They took extra efforts on their end to make sure that everyone of the participants felt at home. They very sincerely managed everything so that we did not have to put any mental effort. They created a very fun filled and engaging atmosphere on the bus ride. They were extremely generous and shared their umbrella during the rain with the visitors and once when one of their umbrella bent due to the wind, they understood and did not ask anything from me (I was using one of the umbrellas of theirs). Overall I would remember both Shentong and Jeff for their calm demeanor and warm heartedness.
our tour guides sheng tong and jeff were very friendly, helpful and lively.
itinerary - is good overall - maid of the mist is very nice.
need more time in the evening to watch the night view. also in morning, if some more time is available, then we can do attractions like cave of winds, jet ride etc.
accommodation was comfortable.
transportation was comfortable - a movie during travel would make it more entertaining
Me and my family took this tour and found to be very enjoyable. The facilities provided as offered. The tour guides Jeff and Chen though chinese origin, were very friendly and helpful and was speaking English and Chinese. I would recommend this tour to all. The catches are tickets worth 83 usd to ne purchased (optional) separately. The food will be bit expensive as the stops are in attractions. For me it was approximately 270 usd per head with food and all four events.
Best of luck
Overall a very good experience. The guide, Mr. Mathew knew about the places we were visiting, the history associated. The accommodation was also very good, though there was no breakfast included. They start pretty early the second day, so without breakfast being included, it makes sense to be prepared. The time at Corning was shorter than what we would have liked it to be especially if you have kids. Another hour or so would be been fantastic, since there is lot to learn/see at the corning glass museum. But overall, if you want a hassle free trip, it makes all sense and we felt it was time worth spent and value for the money too.
We took this trip and it was amazing . they provided good accommodation for stay. It was properly planned and i think they should give more time for fall visit specially for the night view . Even tour guide Emy was very helpful. special thanks to her.
We joined 2 days Niagara Falls from Taketours. We were happy with the tour package and the schedule was organised well. The accommodation (Holiday Inn, Buffalo) was good. The Corning Museum of Glass was a pleasure to visit but Maid of the Mist was the highlight of the tour. The tour guide, Allen speaks English and Mandarin fluently and has a broad knowledge of the place we visited. As a note, the foods at Niagara Falls food court for our dinner and lunch are not only expensive but not good too.
I would say that the tour was fine. My mom and aunts really enjoyed it, though it was unfortunate that we don't have enough time to avail the longer tours. We stayed in Best Western the room was decent enough, we also had a free breakfast. And of course, our tour guide Jenny was good in what she does. Definitely did a good job to meet our schedule most of the time. I would recommend it if you are in a budget or want to save money.
Exactly as others mentioned the Take tours is amazing. 2 days Niagara tour (22nd April & 23rd April) was very good, with nicely arranged and not missed a single attraction and they have also provided us sufficient times as well during the journey. Accommodation was also very good.
Special thanks to our Guide Olivia was very cordial and helpful and she guided the tourist with all possible options.
If you're looking for a bus tour from New York to Niagara, I'll highly recommend it.
I highly recommend this tour, the tour guide Jim is super awesome. he organized everything so well, everyone was on time and very enjoyable. I would book again n again. all the site seeing places were very good. would
We had an amazing trip! It was a lot of fun at the attractions. Maybe we could get another hour at the Corning museum, that is the only complaint (if i can call it one..). The museum is amazing, and we need time for shopping too!
Our tour guide LiDi was fantastic. She took all the steps to ensure we were thoroughly informed and aware of what we do. And her enthusiasm at helping people take pics was amazing. What she brought in was a cheerful enthusiasm which helps rid of the monotony on a long bus trip.
The accommodation provided was awesome! 5 min walk from the falls! What more could we ask for!
Overall a satisfying experienced
This trip was incredible! I only had two days off work and this really made the most of the two days. I was worried about how long the bus ride was going to be, but we stopped regularly and saw some incredible sight. On the first day we went to the hidden caverns which I loved-worth doing. Our accommodation was much nicer than I expected. We went in winter so the Maiden Mist was closed, but we did the jet boat ride instead. This was $61 which I thought was pricey so so worth it. It was the highlight for me. Our tour guide Allen was Awesome. We was very friendly and helpful, a blast to be with.
2 day Niagara Falls tour is really excellent.We enjoyed every moment of the tour. The bus was nice, the hotel was particularly very good. Our guide Jayant is a very nice, cordial and caring for all passengers. Jayant is very knowledgeable as well, he provided a lot of useful and historical information about the places we were travelling. I will highly recommend my friend to take this tour to Niagara fall.
I am so glad and lucky to find a tour to Niagara Falls during Thanksgiving holidays. My son came along with us for the first time and he did enjoy the tour, especially the Jet boat Adventure.
The tour guide was very nice and informative about the places we visited. She was kind, patient, and knowledgeable.
The hotel was located right at the Niagara Falls Observation Deck and we did not have to worry about the time to get back to the bus.
One thing I would recommended is to add or book a good restaurant around the town. I missed the real food and fast food is good for a while.
The whole experience was great and i am planning another tour in a different place during the winter holidays!!
Two days trip to Niagara, Wonderful experience and well organized with enough stops.
To spend enough time at main attraction which is Niagara falls (both night and day view), thundering water cultural show and imax movie is not recommended.
I Booked this tour Online and was afraid since i was alone that how will it go But right from the point i took the bus and return back to dropping point I did not felt my feeling earlier was incorrect.My Tour Guide Damon Tong was an great person,a friendly person and also helped to cover all the places on the right time. Bus condition good,Driving skills was awsome and the hotel stay was great more than expected.Just one addition in this iternary would be suggested is to add cave of the winds which was not there.all in all Will never forget this tour. Thanks a lot for all the Support And Yes Thanks Damon.
I booked the 2-day tour to Watkins Glen and the Niagara Falls as an ad on to a week in New York and I traveled with my granddaughter. It was very well organized. The bus journey was a long 8 hours but with ample shorter stops on the way. Watkins Glen was stunning in its autumn colors and a fabulous bonus on the trip. We had wonderful weather even in mid-October and the Falls showed themselves in all their magnificence.
The guide Caroline was a very informed guide who communicated well with the group, so we all knew what was happening at what times
I can absolutely recommend this trip.
My friend and I went on this trip a few weeks ago and we think it was a perfect trip! We are currently au pairs in the U.S. and are trying to travel as cheap as possible. TakeTours offers this cheap tour which is actually really great and way better than we thought since it is so cheap. Our tour-guide KK was a really nice guy and attempted to make as many jokes as possible. He answered our questions and helped us to have the perfect trip. We have met him in Chinatown from where we took the bus. The bus did not drive straight but stopped couple times for a break. It was awesome because that way you were able to go to the restrooms, get some fresh air or sometimes even food. Also, you can buy for 10$ a hike through the Watkins Glen State Park on your way to the Niagara Falls. We thought 10$ is too much because there is no fee for anything, but nevertheless, I really recommend to do it. It was so great! I have seen many parks in my life yet, but this one is definitely one of my favorites! After that break, we drove to the Niagara Falls. We arrived at a welcome center where you can have some dinner. It is expensive but fine. My friend and I went to the Niagara Falls, had some dinner and watched the show called Thundering Water Cultural Show later that day. It was about different dances and did not worth the money. It was a fun experience, but in our opinion really not as good to pay 25$ for. After that, we drove to a motel which was really awesome. We had a great night in Buffalo, but you need to know you have to get up early again the second day. We took the in-depth-tour for 25$ and saw the Old Fort Niagara and the Niagara Falls Whirlpool which were both really impressive. That's why I highly recommend it to you. Later that day, we took the famous boat called 'Maid of the Mist' and had a great view of the Niagara Falls, which I will never forget. This 18,50$ tour is definitely a must-have attraction of the tour!!! After that, we had some more time to eat lunch. Therefore we went to the Hard Rock Café where we had some really good lunch. To put it in a nutshell, a very exhausting, but really fun and awesome trip!
We booked TakeTours for the 2-day Niagra falls tour on the 8th and 9th of October 2016. Basically, we started a bit late from our source as there was a change in the departure location which was not notified to us earlier and also there was the Bus battery problem which took some time to resolve. But it was OK. Our tour guide was friendly and accommodating. We stopped at Watkins Glen State Park and it was magnificent! The hotel was very nice and the ride to and from was decent. The itinerary was a bit hectic with time slots for each attraction could be increased more. Overall, I would recommend TakeTours to anyone planning to visit the Niagara Falls.
We booked TakeTours for the 2-day Niagra falls tour on the 1st and 2nd of October 2016. Our tour guide was very entertaining, friendly and accommodating. We stopped at Watkins Glen State Park and it was magnificent! Then we visited Old Fort Niagara in the morning on the second day, and the Falls. It was perfect and beautiful. The hotel was very nice and the ride to and from was decent. The itinerary was bit hectic with time slots for each attraction could be increased more. Overall, I would highly recommend TakeTours to anyone planning to visit the Niagara Falls.
The Niagara tour was a fun experience for me and my two friends which was their first time. The side tours like the Watkins Glen State Park and the Old Fort Niagara were really interesting. Our tour guide, Jayant, did an amazing job. We learned some history from him.
Our tour guide was Kitty Liu. She is the kindest hearted and friendly person. The whole tour was well planned and executed. Starting from buying the tickets to booking hotels were all done very nicely and timely. All we had to do was reach there on time. As it is a group tour so timing is important. My parents are above sixty and on few occasions we were late, but our tour guide was very compassionate. We have thoroughly enjoyed the trip especially the â€śMaid of the Mistâ€ť. I highly recommend the Take Tours for Niagara Falls.
PS: The bus condition can be improved.
I had taken this tour on 13 September 2016. Our tour guide was Allen and he did a great job as a tour guide. It was a bilingual tour, but he cared the English guys as like the Chinese ones.As it takes 8 hours to reach either side, there was stop after 2 hours for restroom and drinks. The attractions are completely optional and can pay for the attractions you choose. First, we visited Watkins Glenn state park and it is not recommended for those who have knee and leg problems. But for those who choose to take up the attraction, get ready to walk 700 steps but the attraction was so good. it is recommended. the thundering water cultural show is not so recommended , so is the imax movie. We get to see the night view and day view as well. The hotel for stay was Holiday Inn and the stay was good. Second-day attractions are all recommended and must see. Allen had a great itinerary and our team was all punctual. The stops for food were good, as we had options for Chinese, American and Indian as well.
My tour guide was Dimon and he was good. He tried to continue our tour as possible as he could because it was raining at that time. The accommodation was better than I expected so I really appreciated that. The overall of the tour went well so I think I will travel with TakeTour again. :D
The tour guide Christine was very helpful. As a driver myself it hard to feel safe with anyone, but I felt safe with him. I enjoyed myself and so did my sister and friend. The only thing was that everything was done in a rush. It would have been nice to spend some quality time near the falls at night. Overall it was a great trip and the motel was clean and comfortable.
We were 7 people and booked 2 day Niagara tour for 3rd, 4th September.
We were more than happy with the entire tour. Our tour guide, Olivia Xie, was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful and made sure that we maximize our time and experience. She was great in managing, guiding the whole tour. The stay at the hotel was also good. We enjoyed a lot. I would highly recommend Take Tours for visiting Niagara falls.
PS - The condition of our bus was ok ok, not so excellent type.
We took 2-day Niagra falls trip. Our guide Suki was very friendly and professional combined with bus driver Mark was a perfect team. All along the trip they told in advance what we are going to do. It was a pleasant experience for me and my family. The trip was a bit rush through IMO because of the long traveling time (~8 hrs each way.)
the tour we take 0n 07/09 and 07/10 .Tony was our guide he was good. watkin state park is not for elders as it was very time cosuming. day 1 watkins and movie @ niagara. Day 2 niagara old fort and Maid of mist . above ALL MAID of MIST is good.
We booked TakeTours for the 2-day Niagra falls tour on the 5th and 6th of August 2016. I must say, we were more than happy with the entire experience. Our tour guide Zoe Liu was very friendly and helpful and made sure we maximize our time and experience. Even the bus driver Mike was very efficient and friendly and made sure our ride was as comfortable as possible. The accommodation provided exceeded our expectations. Overall, I would highly recommend TakeTours to anyone planning to visit the Niagara Falls.
Our tour guide was stone , very friendly and accommodating.
The idea of Day 1 Niagara falls by night was a great one , except would have preferred to reach a bit early to experience the night thoroughly.we reached Niagara fall by 5PM would have wished to reach by 4PM.
DAY 1 - reach Niagara by evening , skip everything at Niagara just opt for Maid of the Mist , then immediately check upon the crowd at the welcome center for the cave of the winds , do it if it's just 45mins wait time else skip it.enjoy your evening and night around Niagara falls and you would get plenty of time to take snaps.
Day 2 - opt for everything , don't miss Watkins glen park for sure.glass making museum is ok-dokie.
- Bus doesn't have charging points for drained out mobiles
- Day 1 would have preferred more time to explore Niagara in the night.
One needs to have in mind that guidance is bilingual, so it that bothers you, you should choose English only tour. As well guidance and transportation is outsourced, so Take Tours only sells this. We received communication from guide late night prior early morning start, so this should be improved. The guide was energetic, knowledgeable and tried really to keep on the schedule, however, we started 20 min late due to 2-4 late arriving guests the whole bus waited in the sun without AC turned on. Also if you don't pick optional activities you are left on your own, sometimes when everything rest is closed, so review this and skip activities where you can use the time differently.
All rest was good, great accommodation for this price point, very professional driver, internet on the bus, etc. So effective way to see Niagara from NY recommended, but have in mind this is long drive ;)
I, along with my sister and 2 friends, thought we were going straight to Niagara Falls. But along the way, we stopped at Watkins Glen State Park and it was magnificent! Then we visited Old Fort Niagara, and the Falls. It was perfect and beautiful. Perfectly beautiful! The hotel was very nice and the ride to and from was decent. FYI: no bathroom or wifi on the bus! And our tour guide really could've been more pleasant!
Took this tour over the 8/20 weekend.The tour was great.The tour guide Diana Wang was wonderful...giving us enough time to each attraction and providing information about the places we visited! I would recommend this tour to anybody looking for a quick getaway!
Highly recommend this tour. My tour guides, Allen and Jayant, were very well prepared with information and were very serviceable and accommodating. They were very organized and patient even when some of my fellow passengers were not as compliant. The itinerary was great: I really liked Watkins Glen. A word of caution though, if you're travelling with older adults or people with knee problems you should not do the Glen. One thing I wish for is more time for eating on the second day...however this was manageable. Overall, this tour is great.
We booked this Niagara Trip after my friend recommended to me and it was a great tour. We loved every bit of it. The tour operator Zoe Liu was extremely helpful,friendly and informative. The hotel where we stayed was above expectations. The itinerary was also good especially the Watkins Glenn and Old Niagra Fort. And the best part of the trip was Niagra Falls and the Maid of the Mist. It's a must have experience. I would recommend this tour to my friends and family.
Very nice tour and nicely organized. Special mention of Zoe Liu the tour guide. My dad is diabetic and has a heart condition. In the Watkins Glen park, she helped my dad to climb up and down stairs and accommodated us very nicely in the trip. She is a great tour guide and i highly recommend her.
Following are the events during July 30 - July 31, 2016
At the beginning, would like to mention that i have a Family of three (Husband, Wife, and 3-year-old Daughter Indian and recently immigrated to the US). I booked this trip in the last 2 days, so had to pay 135/ person, instead of 108, so the total came to 270 for three(buy2 get 1 free deal or toddler travel free deal). And at the beginning, the Guide informs us of the Attractions Entry fee and the Service charge to be paid by Cash only, which for us came to 212 USD (all attractions + service charge). Few instructions they give to us in the beginning:
1. Please make sure you are on time for reaching the bus to start the tour (6.30am), for seeing the attractions and also for meal / restroom breaks.
2. The Toilet in the bus will be closed (to be opened only for extremely urgent cases). As it gives out an unpleasant smell which will be very uncomfortable for the backseat passengers.
The bus was air-conditioned and full with passengers. We took a flushing starting point which comprised a 60% Indian, 30% Chinese and 10% rest. The guide gives us instructions in both English and Mandarin. A garbage bag is hung in the entrance of the bus for passenger's convenience. We started off from Flushing at 7.05 am. Day 1:
1. Our first Stop: Parsippany (Dunkin Donuts at 8.30am) Mini Breakfast - picked up 5 -10 more passengers. Had to buy some donuts to use the restroom and they check the receipts before they let you use their toilets. And when my wife went to use the restroom with the same receipt they told us that one purchase allows only one usage.
2. Second Stop: Burger King (after entering New York from Pennsylvania 11.30am) Lunch Time- they give us 30-40 minutes to complete our lunch and onto our first attraction.
3. Third Stop: Watkins Glen Park (If you have a kid, no strollers allowed, you can choose to opt out if you have elderly people in your group). It was a wonderful mini-trek of 1.3 Miles downhill with amazing views of waterfalls and flowing streams. The bus takes us uphill (restroom available uphill free) and waits for us downhill. This 1.15-hour trek is worth it (it was drizzling and the Crocs we wore were sometimes slipping) I had to carry my 3-year-old on my shoulders the entire duration. Downhill after we reach, there is a gift shop and our bus. The bus trip to our next attraction goes via the Finger Lakes nice view.
4. Third Stop (Planned for Maid of the Mist, but our tour company changed that as there was an hour long waiting time by Saturday evening) Old Fort Niagara. It was sunny by the time we reached and there is a mini show by an Actor playing olden-times British soldier. 1 hour stop. It was a clear day and we can see the Toronto Skyline (far off) next to the fort.
5. Fourth Stop: Whirlpool state park â€“ A regular park, sort of seeing a deep pit with whirlpool waters at the bottom. The Canada side is pretty close â€“ they have a cable car to get Canadian tourist close to the bottom.
6. Fifth Stop: Niagara Falls Night view. Stopped close to the Glass Building Food Court at 6.30pm crowded, long lines for the restrooms. Had Dinner (expensive and mediocre taste. we had a non-veg 14 USD and one plate 13 USD, the total bill of 32 (including tax)). The tour guide informed us prior that the hotel accommodation would not be giving any free breakfast (she said if we paid ourselves it would be expensive) and suggested us to take something with us as breakfast.
7. Sixth Stop: Thundering Storms dance show by Native Americans on the second floor of the Glass Building Food Court at 7.30pm.
8. Seventh Stop: Holiday Inn Downtown Buffalo for the night. Great for a family of three and the room had 2 queen beds, TV and coffee machine (enough supplies for 4 cups). The room is Wi-Fi enabled, but we just had a bath and went to sleep.
The tour guide informed us that we have to be downstairs in the hotel lobby by 7.45am and the hotel also gives us a wake-up call by 6.30am. We woke up at 6am and slowly started getting ready, packed our stuff and ate our breakfast (Me-one watermelon fruit cup, my wife one pineapple fruit cup and my daughter one watermelon fruit cup and 4 dollars each from the Niagara Falls Glass building food court). We were still hungry and ready early by 7.15 am so we went down to the Holiday Inn restaurant and ordered breakfast of one coffee, one waffle with maple syrup and a couple of pancakes altogether the breakfast bill came to 11 USD (which according to me is cheap). The bus started at 8 am sharp. Day 2:
1. First Stop: Niagara Falls State Park and Maid of the Mist, 9am - As soon as we got down, it started Raining and we all dashed for the visitor center for gaining access to the Maid of the Mists. The tour guide gives us tickets to the next attraction (IMAX show of the history of Niagara Falls which is at 10.15 am) The entire bus crowd wanted to go Maid of the Mist (even though it was raining only one family opted out as they had elderly people in their group). Running we went to the entrance of the observation deck ticketing booth and the condition is that tickets can only be issued to a tourist who has to be present in front of the cashier while collecting. Then running to the towards the elevator (long line) .There are 4 elevators with Park attendants helping us into each elevator. Once down at water level, we had a small tent which gives us the poncho blue color according to our size which is free for us to take with us after the ride. The Maid of the Mist trip was truly breathtaking. As we pass the American Falls, there is a significant mist which forms water droplets on our faces. My wife's makeup was ruined which we laughed away. Then as we reach the Main Horseshoe falls of the Niagara, the mist and view are really awesome. The Canadians also have a similar Maid of the Mist (their tourist wear a red poncho).
2. Second Stop: IMAX movie about Niagara at the visitor's center at 10.15 am. As we all are drenched by the previous rain, we make our way to the theater pretty big compared to the Visitor's center building. The Movie was ok and looks like it was made in the late 90's.
3. Then lunch at a nearby Indian restaurant (House of India â€“ buffet for 14.50 per person).
4. Back to the Bus at 11.45am to our trip back to New York.
We made a couple of stops for restroom breaks and caught a significant bit of traffic just before entering New York City. Reached the same stop (starting point) by 8.45pm. Home by 9.15pm.
All in all a great experience â€“ only con was the time duration at each stop.
Nice tour and good stay at Days Inn. Be prepared to take cash with you as most of the outside vendors near Niagara don't accept credit cards. Wish had more time at Watkins as it was difficult with small kids to walk down around 800 steps.
Our tour guide Jake Yang was amazing! He was very personable and knowlegable of all sites we visited. I went with my wife and her friend and we had one of the best trips ever and will definetly be coming again. I recommend this trip to everyone and to request Jake because he made our experience that much better. Thank you Jake! -Jon, Julia, Anya
This tour is worth it, very organized. Our tour guide Jake Yang speaks English very well so everybody understands everything and he tells every detail of the places we will be going and explain the history of it. The hotel is clean and bigger than what we are expecting because of the cheap price of this tour. So all in all this is a thumb up...and the driver is excellent too...
Jake Yiang is an excellent guide . All times was outstanding group, kept us well informed, the places we visited were excellent and provided the same explanation. I really recommend it as a group leader and guide . Excellent work, Jake.
It was my very first time traveling to Niagara Falls with my little sister. Apparently it is a Chinese organization that we traveled with. We both really liked our tour guide Jake Yang. He was funny and made the tour a very interesting and entertaining experience. We did our research beforehand which attractions to go for - that way you can actually save some money and use the free time to explore around just by yourself.
This tour made for a very pleasant trip to Niagara Falls. Our tour guide Emily was very sweet & helpful. I didn't realize how far it actually was to Niagara from NJ & so for an overnight trip I would highly recommend it, that way you are rested when you arrive. If you are departing from Parsippany there is overnight parking in front of the IHOP out by Rt. 46. I checked this with the local Police Dept. Anywhere else you could risk getting towed. Many buses stop @ this location to pick up other passengers, so your particular tour guide will be looking out for you & you may not be on the first bus that arrives. Also, be prepared because they try to sell you the attractions, so decide what you want to do first & have the cash on hand to pay for it. Many people didn't read the fine print & didn't understand this, they thought it was all inclusive. It is not. There is also an $8 per person per day mandatory fee for the driver & tour guide (They get $4 each)so be prepared with cash for that. I would highly recommend The Maid of the Mist boat tour it is awesome!! We really enjoyed Watkins Glen as well it was a nice break in the middle of the trip up. If you try to do all the attractions you won't have much time to spend @ the falls. We did only the 2 attractions mentioned above & had plenty of time to explore the falls. There is so much to see & do, there is no need on a 2 day trip to do everything they recommend (unless of course you like to tour that way). We were pleasantly surprised that the hotel was very clean, basic, but Comfortable. Also, you have to catch the bus @ 7:00 am the next morning which makes for not much sleep, but if you go to the falls then, no one is there, so it's a great time to see them. We also brought our own food & were able to have a cooler in the storage under the bus. Many people brought cases of water as well. The bus wasn't top of the line, but it was adequate & comfortable. There is a stop for lunch on the way up, but only 2 quick rest stops on the way home, so you might want to have snacks on hand. I know this is long, but it's all info I wish I knew ahead, hope it helps. We would definitely do it again it was a good deal with the 3rd person free.
I went with my family for a 2 day Niagara tour. Here is my experience
It was very enjoyable but a little bit tiring due to travelling
The places you should never miss are the Maid of the Mist, Watkins Glen park
They provided a good hotel for one night accommodation, the tour guide was ok, the travel bus is an old one but just comfortable.
Yes, I recommend this tour to others
Tina was our tour leader for Niagara Falls 2 days trip and she was incredibly nice and helpful. And Emily Huang was the tour leader who helped us to get our lost iPhone that we had dropped at Niagara Falls! I also want to thank Emily immensely! We enjoyed the trip incredibly much, and would definitely go again!!
The tour was exciting and we had no trouble while going for the attractions. The best thing was we got 2 days of fun and adventure without having to worry about accommodation and travel. Our guide Max was certainly one of the best guides I've met here. He helped us out whenever we wanted some help
Nice and easy. Tour guide Mike Lee was excellent. This One day tour covers the Niagara extensively and beyond. A minor hiccup in the transportation which was handled efficiently. Stay was very comfortable for us right at Niagra. Overall a value for money.
Jake Yang ~ dear my tour guide :)
It was a wonderful tour ! I want to join this tour later.
Because everything was so perfect !
I travel alone Nee york so It's hard to go Niagara fall that's why I decided to join the tour.
Jake yang treat me and other people !
He is so sweet and explained all place that we visit in detail. He is so smart.
I highly recommend someone who read this review join this tour with Jake Yang.
I sure that you could make great memory :)
I visited the two-day tour to Niagara Falls on 26th June 2016 with my family and the experience was amazing. The tour guide Jason was very good and informative. The accommodation was excellent and transportation was also convenient . I would recommend this tour to all.
1stly I was doubtful when i navigated to this website from another one. But then when i booked our trip and it started i was so impressed that i plan on taking another once i can afford it.
My husband and myself together with 2 girls started off early Saturday morning arriving in Chinatown for departure @ 8am sharp. Our tour guide did messages the night before so we were updated and aware to where we were meeting up. Upon arrival our tour guide Toni Xzhang was already there and greeted us accordingly.We left promptly and On time. Toni had a few rules which i think was necessary and it really helped with us making good time and ensuring a very enjoyable trip. We arrived at Niagara and had time to board the maid of the mist boat and enjoy it as well. Toni made sure everyone was having fun and always with arrivals at sites and departures he made sure that we used the bathrooms and everyone was aboard and ready to go. He had our tours ready and tickets at hand always. Also made sure that people who wasnt doing that particular tour had something to do.
At the hotel everything ran so smoothly that i was shockingly impressed at the service.
PRO: The trip itself from this website is very affordable.
CON: It does not include a few "overhead" fees (an $8 fee for tour guide and bus driver) per person. so in my case i paid $32 a day so i paid $64 in total which was given on our return. PS: it was worth it.
PRO:The sites and activities is worth what you pay for.
CON: The food is EXPENSIVE.And you pay 2 sets of taxes there. So be aware where you buy and what you buy.
I had a small issue in that i had initially called the company to find out about the hotel room. i was unsure about what the occupancy was. But i think the customer service rep didnt understand what i was asking and i ended up booking 2 rooms.But with the 3rd person discount i received it worked out.
Toni made sure our stay was enjoyable and i wouldn't mind taking another tour with him. Please take this tour. I have lived in NYC for so long and i can finally enjoy it. Stress free.
Me and my wife took 2 days Niagara falls and Watkin Glens tour from Newyork. I took Niagara trip with 1000 islands back in 2011 with TakeTours with my friends and was sure that everything is properly managed and she won't be annoyed by any mismanagement.
And it turned out to be a very Exciting and Joyful Trip with Tony Zhang as a Super Tour Guide, full of energy and humble. Though it was busiest holiday/long weekend time, He made sure everything will work out as planned itinerary and everyone gets to see all the attractions plus have a free time off.
Overall Good Experience and Tony Thank you for all your help.
We had the best time in our tour to Niagara Falls. It was very well organized and Max our tour guide was very accommodating and explained very clearly our plans for the day and the sights we are about to visit!!! I will definitely do it again and recommend this!
Two days tour to Niagara was a wonderful one. Everything on time in Independence Day weekend even in a huge rush. Max helped a lot in timing, buying a ticket for us. No standing in Queue. Thank you so much, Max!
Toni zhang was the best tour guide I have ever meet look handsome and very polite and very patient. All the trips itinerary was well timed. But the food at Niagara fall welcome centre which I did not like but overall everything was fantastic and also we have two tour guide along this trip. Kevin was very nice too. This tour to Niagara falls it's very recommended to relax and enjoy the nature also the maid of mist was one of the most beautiful scenes . Love it
The tour bus was old but it was okay. The tour guide was ok but should've explained each tour option. Be sure to bring sufficient cash for all the tours. Watkins Glen park was one of the most amazing places I've visited. The cultural dance was not worth it at all. The hotel room was clean and the beds were extremely comfortable at Days Inn. Bring drinks, snacks, and food. We did stop by a McDonald's on the way there, but coming back, there were no food stops. The food at Niagara Falls is alright, a bit pricey and not very tasty...We spent an extra $120 on tours/tips per person. Be prepared with cash.
Tour was nice. I took it second time. The service has been improved so much.
Concern regarding parking facility from where the bus leave. All the people are looking for some parking option. You can provide some paid parking facility also which will be optional.
I highly recommend this tour! If you can try all the activities in the Itinerary, your 2 day trip is
worth it! Love the Watkins Glen State Park - good for the heart. Hiking and Superb view in one!
Niagra Falls - very beautiful! We tried Maid of the midst; rainbow was awesome! In-Depth
tour was great! We saw the Whirlpool State Park and The Fort Niagra State Park.
The Niagra Falls Adventure Movie was informative yet fun!
Oh btw, the hotel was nice too! We are lucky to have our 2 beautiful tour leaders; kudos to Zoe to Chloe! Till our next adventure.
We took this tour on 24th May. It is really a great deal! Our guide Jennifer was so sweet! The tour was very well planned. Watkins Glen was fantastic as was Maid of the Mist! We were put up at Days Inn which was very nice. Although my pickup point was Brooklyn,Jennifer was accommodating enough to drop me off in Manhattan. Would highly recommend this tour!
Great tour. Fun and informative. Max is really friendly and helpful also co operative. We loved the tour and Max's company a lot. We loved the accommodation too. Max was well organized and time efficient but at the same time cared about the travelers and even waited for people who arrived a little late after one of the park tours. So they do consider everyone's situation and help accordingly. My parents really loved this tour and would recommend highly.
The tour was very well planned and implemented. Our tour guide Max Liang was very helpful and friendly. The best part was that we got to visit the Niagra falls twice in the 2 day trip which was awesome. Would highly recommend these guys!
We just got off the 2 days Niagara Falls trip, it was amazing, breathtaking and the tour staff lead by the amazing Max were really helpful and knowledgable about the sites. I would do it again in a heartbeat, thanks guys!
MORE THAN WHAT I EXPECTED THIS TOUR WAS AWESOME!! I HONESTLY THOUGHT THE ATTRACTIONS WOULD BE RUSHED BUT WE HAD JUST ENOUGH TIME TO SEE EVERYTHING! We did all the attractions except for the Cultural Show. Not sure how that went but since we skipped out on it we had some free time once we got to the hotel to walk around and appreciate the beauty that is Niagara Falls. I would def go again when I get the chance! Just make sure to bring LOTS of snacks/food for the long bus ride and once you get to the falls. The food is $13 and up for the most part, for me I feel like it's not worth it but that just my taste. Lots of other groups bought their own food which was def the more economical option. Other than that this trip was amazing. I departed from the Flushing location a little after 7 and then we went to Chinatown to take the actual bus that would take us up there. We made about two restroom/food stops before getting to Watkins Glen. They were about 2-3 hrs apart each. For the lunch stop we got about 45 mins, enough time to relax. We got to Watkins Glen at about 2pm and we had until 3:30, which was just enough time to go down the mountain and take a quick stop at the gift shop. After that we headed to the Falls and got there at about 6:40. We had until 7 to leave our stuff in the hotel. After that those who were going to the cultural show had until 8:30 to get there but since we chose not to do that we had the rest of the day to do whatever. We went to Luna Island, the view there of the falls is so much better! The next day we departed around 7:30 to Old Fort Niagara where you get an AMAZING view of the lake. Def go to this. We then went to a short scenic view of the Whirlpool and then we headed back to the falls to go on maid of the mist.THis was EPIC and beautiful to see the falls from so close DO NOT MISS OUT. Our guide Doris was super nice and the hotel was really nice and clean too, just a 5-10 min walk or so from the falls. my aunt and I had an amazing time
I really liked this tour. Our tour guide was Ray who was very particular about timing which is one thing I respect while traveling. The travel journey was very comfortable as the bus was spacious enough and well air conditioned. The attractions at Niagara very fabulous and Ray gave us all the information about the spots we visited. There were enough breaks for food and beverages and we managed to cover a lot of things in just 2 days. I highly recommend this tour.
It was an awesome experience. the weather was so nice. The lady guide explained us so carefully what was coming including the time . She was so nice and patient . The driver was very responsible and always on time
Had a wonderful trip. The Guide Caroline Zheng was very helpful and provided all the information in a very interesting way.We all had a nice time.Never felt we were with new group of people. Had excellent stay at Best Western Plus Hotel.Be prepared to explore the Glenn state park with your trekking shoes and a down walk of 1.5 miles.Have nice memories from this Trip.
I traveled on May 28th-May 29th to Niagara Falls. The trip was exceptional. We had a fabulous time. Everything was organized for us and it worked 100%, and the guide was full of knowledge, friendly and helpful. Our tour guide was Kenny Yin. He was "par excellence" and very friendly. Kenny kept everybody on clock and helped us all over tour and had really great sense of humor. It was like fully guided tour. His personality is genuine, and he is in tune with all his customers. I give him a 10*. He ensured that we were always informed of plans for the day and adjusted the schedule accordingly to ensure that we got the most out of our trip. The tour and the arrangements were great too. Bus was comfortable and Hotel accommodation was very good. Though it was a bit far from the falls. As far as the attractions go, I would highly recommend The Maid of the Mist. It is beautiful and breathtaking! Out of all the attractions. Watkins Glen State Park well worth a visit, beautiful scenery and an opportunity to stretch your legs after a long journey. Thundering Water Show colorful and informative. Old Fort is class and you will get to know the history of Niagara.
Excellent value trip - Watkins Glen State Park well worth a visit, beautiful scenery and an opportunity to stretch your legs after a long journey.
Thundering Water Show colourful and informative. Accommodation good for the cost of the trip - comfy bed and good shower - all that was required. Whirlpool State Park and Old Fort Niagara interesting. Maid of the Mist - superb. An excellent itinerary. Be prepared for two long days travelling but well worth it. Hard Rock Cafe was better food than International Food Halls.
We had a wonderful trip, everything you organised for us worked 100%, and the guides were full of knowledge, friendly and helpful,
Many many thanks for such a wonderful trip that has left us with amazing memories. Please pass on our thanks to 'Caroline Zheng' she is an absolute credit to your company.
The tour guide Helen Chen was very considerate and helping. We went for the Martha's Vineyard trip on May 21st and May 22nd, 2016. During out trip the ferry did not arrive at the port(Oak Bluffs) on time. So Helen immediately booked a bus and took us to the nearby port (Vineyard Haven). We loved the trip and greatly appreciate the service. Even the bus driver drove us safe through out the trip. We did not feel any jerks sitting in the bus :)
Deepa, we are happy to hear that you loved the trip and that you liked your tour guide Helen. Thank you for sharing your review!
I am glad that I decided to take the bus trip to Niagara. It saved me the pain of driving alone all the way from NJ. Since this is arranged by experienced tour operators, it was the best utilization of the time and we covered many places we covered we wouldn't have covered otherwise.
Lively and active tour guide Caroline made the journey quite pleasant. Overall, a good experience and I would certainly recommend this to my friends.
One thing to note: Since credit cards are not accepted at most of food courts and attractions, be prepared with some cash. Min $100 to $150 per person. It would be good if that is notified while booking the tickets.
I took 2days Niagara Fall tour.Trip & hotel were good, however, our guide is not friendly and bit rude..well..I'm saying this on behalf of that group..sorry JH, u have to improve!!I will recommend this trip but with another guide please!:-)
It was overall awesome trip.
* Accommodation was great- Nice and clean rooms with good service in Buffalo,Ny
* Bus was good and clean
Tour guide Ivan was pretty awesome and he kept everybody on clock and helped us all over tour,Ivan had really great sense of humour. It was like fully guided tour.Watkins glen was closed so we had seen Corning glass museum and coudnt get chance to be on Jet boat in Niagara coz it was very cold though Maid of mist was available.I recommend this tour- Had fun on trip..!!
my husband and I traveled on May 6th-May 7th to Niagara Falls. The trip was exceptional. We had a fabulous time. Our tour guides were Rex, and Kenny. Both of them did their job well. "par excellence".
I agree, that it is better to bring your own food. The venues are overpriced, and do not give ample servings to warrant the costs.
Rex is a "par excellence"
representative for your company. His personality is genuine, and he is in tune with his customers. I give him a *10.
This trip was a really great experience and well worth the price. Our tour guide Simon was very friendly, patient and informative. He was highly organized and time efficient. He ensured that we were always informed as to what the plans were for the day and adjusted the schedule accordingly to ensure that we got the most out of our trip. As far as the attractions go, I would highly recommend The Maid of the Mist. It is beautiful and breathtaking! Out of all the attractions, I would say that the glass museum is one I could have skipped out on. Overall, I think the trip was really great and would highly recommend it. I would definitely do it again :)
I just want to ask If I need to apply for CANADIAN VISA for 2-Day Niagara Falls Tour from New York by Bus. I will visit NY with tourist visa. and planning to book this Niagra falls from New york pick up. Let me know if I need to apply canadian visa.
Thanks for your question. This tour does not cross the Canadian border. Therefore, you won't have to apply for a Canadian visa.
Awesome trip and a great view of Niagara Falls. Expected to take the Maid of the Mist boat cruise but instead the tour guide took us to the jet boat ride. Was looking forward to the Maid of the Mist tour so was a little disappointed there. But overall great trip and would highly recommend it.
I couldn't believe they let the dog travel with us. How did you know whether nobody would be allergic to it? The itinerary should have informed that we can't take a jet boat ride. The guide basically left us alone at attractions but overall the price itself is a good deal for transportation and hotel.
This tour was amazing. The tour guide was caring and knowledgeable about the attractions.
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It was fantastic. The only issue was that Maid of the mist was closed for winter. Other than that the guide Dingding was awesome. Once in a lifetime experience. Thanks to TakeTours for making it possible. And lastly, the hotel was just amazing. Loved it 5/5.
Niagara Falls is a place that everyone should go at least one time in their lives. So I definitely encourage people to visit Niagara Falls. We went to perfect places and they were all enjoyable. Watkins Glen State Park and Maid of the Mist were two destinations and they were all good. If you go to Niagara Falls, don't ever miss going on Maid of the Mist because that is the one which makes you fall in love with Niagara Falls. The tour guides were friendly and the trip was very good.
The Niagara Falls are so beautiful! You have to see them once in your life! In the night they are colorfully lighted!
The tour was really badly organized. We didn't get a time schedule before that we could decide which tour we wanted to do.. The tour guide wanted to sell us all tours by the argument, 'otherwise you have to stay outside in the cold weather when the other people take part'. That's why we payed too much money for something we didn't want to see. If we look back our plan had worked, just walking to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and watch the time the others made the jetboat tour.
The bus was a little bit dirty and during the ride the reading light didn't work. If you wanted to see something, you have need your smart phone torch.
But the hotel was very nice! We loved it!
I took this tour twice with different people and enjoyed completely both times.
It is an incredible value for the price. We saw Fingerlakes and had an hotel room right in front of Niagara Falls. It was amazing to take a stroll and see the cascades a few hundred feet from us!
I had a two-day trip to Niagara Falls. Despite a not so good weather, our guide, Jennifer Huang, made it interesting and well organized. She gave us full information about the places visited, helped in solving certain problems. Jennifer is a very energetic and pleasant lady, so our group felt comfortable. Recommend specified tour that adorns guide Jennifer.
I had booked this trip for my parents. They enjoyed the trip. The guide Jason was very much helpful in assisting my parents as they are elders. The driver was also good. Accommodation was pretty good too. They loved the beautiful journey to Niagara and was thrilled to experience the mighty Falls.
The tour guide was good, though her Chinese accent was difficult initially to understand.
The hotel room was good, however, we were not given any time for breakfast and even water is paid.
The bus was not great, the seats were quite near to each other, so for long journeys it may give you backache or pain in the neck.
The itinerary was good overall.
Overall it is value for money trip, however don't forget you need to pay lot of cash on board for various entry fees and tips etc. so better you keep at least $200 cash per person.
Remember we were on tour and following the guide. Basic things were very much required in the bus, we need to spend 18 hours up and down traveling. Is management really look for traveler's comfort? Make sure you check the following in bus before you start traveling.
Our guide was Rain, and she collected their fee properly but what about following which caused incontinence to travel?
1. Rest room of the bus was not working.
2. There is no cup or water bottle holder in bus.
3. There is no mobile charger plugs in bus.
4. There is no accurate information about Maid of the Mist, I traveled and was told by guide it was closed last week. Could not get the feel of trip.
I took this tour with friends. We met the tour guide whose name was Jenifer. She always guided places to us kindly, and when we asked her information she told us with a smile. We want to join another trip with her if we get to chance again.
The tour was very well organized. Beautiful places to see and Ms. Linn was an excellent tour guide. The only issue was at the Watkins Park, they had collected $10 to see the park but there was no entry fee being collected whatsoever, and from talking to the other tourists there is no fee for visiting that place.
We took 2 day Niagara Falls tour and this is great. I recommend to people along with optional purchases. For the fullest enjoyment you have to pay $88 extra. $8 each day for the guide (service fee) and the activity for rest amount around $72 but it's worth it.
Very satisfied with the three day tour ...great accommodations ....good guide....the itinerary is very closely packed... you could charge a little extra and include breakfast along with the stay. Highly recommended.
Excellent trip!!! Our tour guide, Cathrin, was very nice and friendly. He told us a lot about every destination. The tour company was very responsible. The scenery of Niagara Falls was amazing. The hotel was very clean and quiet. I would like to choose the tour company again next time and will refer to all my family and friends.
Overall the tour was good, the high points were - Maid of the Mist ride, stay at the hotel 'Adam's Mark', comfortable bus ride.
What needs betterment: Scheduling and organization of the tour
- Bus started off late, resulting in cancellation of the cultural show
- More time is needed for visiting the old fort in the 'detailed tour'
The trip was very good, unfortunately it was too packed and we could not really see the places in detail. The recommendation would be to just do either Corning Glass or Watkins Glen instead of both so that we have time to really enjoy and arrive at Niagara Falls in time. The culture show was a let down. The accommodation was very good which was a surprise. However, the bus was not very comfortable.. Overall definitely recommend this..
Our trip started late- the bus arrived to pick us up at 9:30am instead of 8:00am, some mechanical problems with the original bus kept it. From there, we ate at a fast food place in Pennsylvania. Then our trip started at Watkins Glen State Park, which is really beautiful this time of the year. We skipped the park and choose to explore the town instead, which with 1-1/2 hours is definitely a place I want to come back to. We arrived at Niagara around 8:30pm, we missed the movie and the Dance show because of that. The following day we took the in depth tour, it's worth it if you have never taken it but if if you have I would choose next time to skip it to get more time at the Falls. On our way back we did the Maid of the Mist boat ride and had a quick lunch before our trip back to NYC. Will I recommend the trip? Wholeheartedly. I hope next time the bus is on time and is more comfortable and spacious inside with a smoother ride, but overall I give this trip a 5 out of 5.
This was my first tour with TakeTours.com, and we all liked it. The way our tour guide, Peter Zu, handled it quiet amazing with a full capacity crowd in a bus taking care of all requirements. Hotel was excellent, a tidy one. I recommend other people to join this tour. One of safest tours with an experienced driver and tour guide....
Trip was good, accommodation was also very good and Johny planned the trip in such a way that it was time effective too.
Only thing lacking was the bus used for transportation was not that comfortable. It did not have a charging point in it and the air conditining was not effective.
Just returned from the 2 day/1 night Niagara Falls tour. We are very satisfied with the tour. Our guide, Jack, was very friendly and managed to keep good control over the multinational visitors. Also, the bus driver, Douglas, was a top performer giving us a smooth and safe ride on this 1000 mile journey. The itinerary was great, and accommodation was super on this trip. Tomorrow I will join another 2 day/1 night tour to Philadelphia/ Washington, and look forward to receiving the same quality service.
Excellent trip!!! Our tour guide, Calvin Huang, was very nice and friendly. He told us a lot about American culture. The tour company was very responsible. The scenery of Niagara Falls was amazing. The hotel was very clean and quiet. I would like to choose the tour company again next time. Thanks!
I recommend the trip to Niagara. I wish the bus was more comfortable and that the guide was more experienced (clearer communication). Absolutely no complaints about the accommodation (Byblos Niagara) given the price and the requirement.
Overall, it was a very nice trip. Our tour guide, Johnny, was awesome. He managed to cover all the attractions in such a limited time. The quality of the hotel was great. I simply could not believe it considering I paid only $108 for the whole trip.
However, I observed few things which I do not like..
1) There were many couples with little kids, and it was very irritating and disturbing when the kids cried. In fact, we were surrounded by little kids. The parents should have basic courtesy to control their kids when they travel in groups.
2) Few people were complaining about short time and itinerary. There were few people who were always late and delaying the trip. We should be thankful that we got so much for $108.
It was an unforgettable experience, my father is on vacation from Cali, Colombia, and Niagara Falls was one of the dreams to fulfill, and thank TakeTours.com, we could make this dream true., thanks, thanks, thanks. A little short, but worth it ... the bus a little uncomfortable for a 7 hours trip, but the spark, joy and enthusiasm of tour guide (Danny) and the driver (JR) makes you feel comfortable. Hotel "SPEECHLESS". So I recommend you to live this wonderful experience. TakeTours.com, Thanks. See you soon! Love, Rodriguez Family
Excellent trip!!! Our tour guide, Kalvin Huang, was very nice and friendly. He told us a lot about American culture. The tour company was very responsible. The scenery of Niagara Falls was amazing. The hotel was very clean and quiet. I would like to choose the tour company again next time. Thanks!
This is our second trip with TakeTours and we enjoyed it fully. It's a well planned trip. We liked the services provided especially, the hotel quality. The tour guide, Sally, and driver were helpful and cooperative in nature. The Maid of the Mist experience was awesome, which will be cherished throughout of our life. In the whole, it was a wonderful trip and I would certainly recommend this trip to everyone who wants to visit Niagara with family and friends.
We took the tour on August 6 and 7, 2015.
Day 1 was fun due to several stops to visit sites. We are from Spain, so the Corning Glass Museum was not essential. It is not expensive to eat there, but you have a Pizza Hut 300 meters before.
Arriving at night to Niagara, we had to diner in a building with many restaurants, all very expensive. Our advice is to wait and buy something at the 7-11 in front of the hotel. I also recommend buying breakfast and lunch.
The return trip is very heavy. The only stops are made to go to the bathroom.
Our guide was Suki. Very nice and friendly. He explained many things about each site we visited or each area through which we passed. His English is perfectly understood and always tried- everybody understood it.
If you want to visit Niagara Falls economically, I recommend this tour.
The two days Niagara trip is tiring but very worthwhile. The scene of Niagara is so grand and impressive. Most of all, our tour guide, Leona Yang, is very helpful and knowledgeable. She shares a lot of stories and histories. I'm going to try TakeTours again!
The tour was fantastic. But the tour guide, Jennifer, Chinese, needs more training. Her English is not clear, also her instruction is not clear either. And she speaks too fast. We could not understand what she told. Maybe she is good for Chinese people, but not good at all for non-Chinese travelers. About the optional tour, We chose what we wanted to see. But she said it is a whole package tour, so the total is --- much. If so, it is not optional. Maybe she feels troublesome to hear each person's request.
We had taken a trip on August 3 & 4 to Niagara Falls by your company. Excellent experience. The tour was very well organised. The guide worked extremely hard to ensure that no one was left behind and the itinerary was not disturbed. Watkins Glen park is a must visit. The beauty of Ontario Lake is something to die for. Niagara never fails to amaze me anyway. I hope to get concession in my next tour to Las Vegas Grand Canyon in the next month.
Very tight schedules. More than anything we spent time on travel on this trip. After all travel, we got to spend 40 minutes at Niagara Falls on the first day, and on the second day, it's about 2 hours at the Falls including lunch time, and two hours for the in-depth tour. I strongly suggest modifying the program in such a way that tourists get enough time to spend at the Falls and nearby places. The accommodation was decent, and bus was good enough.
I went on the Niagara Falls 2 day trip leaving Flushing, New York on August 21st. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip & so did my family!
The tour guide, Hao, was very helpful and professional, even at times when some of the travelers were consistently late.
I would have preferred a hotel closer to the Falls but at the price I paid, I didn't mind where we stayed.
Excellent trip. Was a great experience. One suggestion is to do the Maid of the Mist earlier than the scenic tour, as it will allow the tourists to have a larger window of free time than waiting out for the others to join. Also, hotel accommodations closer to the falls can allow tourists to explore the area at more leisure time during night time.
We took the trip August 21,22.Tour guide was very good and planned the time schedules properly. Bus was good with proper air conditioning. No nasty smells. Allocated times to see the places are not enough. But can't accept more than this for a 2 day trip like this. We visited Watkins Glen, Maid of the Mist, Old Fort, etc..it was a nice experience. Amy was a very good tour guide and planned everything properly. Thanks Amy...
Excellent experience. The tour was very well organised. The guide worked extremely hard to ensure that no one was left behind and the itinerary was not disturbed. Watkins Glen park is a must visit. The beauty of Ontario lake is something to die for. Niagara never fails to amaze me anyway.
It was a fantastic trip which was very well planned on time & cost. Very efficient way to explore Niagara and Watkins Glen in a time / cost efficient way. We had a great experience. The hotel was okay.
We went for the Niagara Falls tour on August 8-9. We went to Corning Museum of Glass, had lunch and then went to Watkins Glen which was beautiful. Tour guide, Ally, was nice and her English was easy to understand. Then drove to Niagara via scenic Seneca. Saw Niagara at night and had dinner. Checked in at Motel-6 which was below average. No free breakfast next day at motel. Went for Maid of the Mist ride and had ample time at state park. The whole group opted out for in depth tour which gave us plenty of time at Niagara. Overall, a good tour.
Unbelievable memories with TakeTours staff. They are so nice and helpful to everyone. My tour guide was Mr. Daniel, and he explained in such a nice way that everyone understands his way of saying. This is my second tour with TakeTours.com and I am always recommending my friends and family about them.
It was a really fantastic experience on this trip. Everything on the trip was well planned, well guided, and well organized from pick up to drop off. Hotel was good enough for the night stay. We had enough time on the trip to cover all the 3 falls by walk, day view / night view, Maid of the Mist, whirlpool tour and Old Fort Niagara, Watkins Glen and Seneca Lake. Overall, fantastic experience. Go for it!!
I took this trip on 26th and 27th of July 2015. We started on time from Jersey City and reached around 5:00PM to Niagara Falls. In between we stopped at three places for break and lunch. Maid of the Mist was awesome. Night view from American side was not impressive. Moved back from Niagara around 9:30PM and reached the hotel by 11:00PM. Accommodation was okay, no breakfast in morning. On the second day, we left for Watkins Glenn. It was amazing to watch. Next halt was Corning Museum which was equally good. I would recommend this trip to anyone.
I would highly recommend this trip to Niagara. The July 25th and 26th trip was above the mark. I would pass on these words to all my friends. The credit goes to the guide m/s Leslie Ben who was on her toes running from pillar to post making sure all are on time and rolled off in time, and above all, she spoke so well and distinct. The hotel stay was excellent. We are looking forward to more attractions/tours.
It's my second tour with TakeTours...
For being a long trip we couldn't get the most of as expected.
July 4th, we didn't see the fireworks due to our hotel being placed 1 hour 30 minutes away from Niagara Falls. We spent about 3 hours 30 minutes hours there, 1 hour 30 minutes waiting to get on "The Maid of the Mist" - What would be expected for being a national holiday, but above that, it was like see The Falls, run for having dinner for being on time and not losing the bus. (which could be different if the hotel was placed closer).
Our tour guide didn't have clear English (Again I understand this is a Chinese/English tour) but I was with 2 other friends and we barely could understand her... She had no organization for anything... She gave us 50 minutes to explore Watkins Glen State Park - and 50 minutes considering that the bus wasn't even arrived in the park entrance (I could say was 40 minutes to explore) - A lot of people getting there late and everybody losing time...
We also left the last stop in New Jersey 1 hour late, for apparently having someone booked but not place available for this person, fixed later when some family with a small child (who was all in the same 2 seats) - said there were a place in front of them (which is supposed to be the child's place)
Besides all, it worth the fun with friends, but if I could ask a request, would be a better organized tour if the guide was better able to speak English.
I would definitely recommend this guide as a leader. Takes care of all tickets and you don't have to stand in line. Also you don't get tired by driving/ Alice was very cooperative and helpful. We enjoyed the trip
My dad and I had gone on a 2 day tour to Niagara Falls from East Brunswick, New Jersey. Our tour guides Cecelia and Diva were great. They communicated both in English and Chinese very well. The itinerary was planned carefully and they did their best to stick to the timings. The transportation was good as well. The accommodation was okay (they provided Motel 6 which was not great). But overall, the tour was pretty good, and it is the best option to visit Niagara, if you do not want to drive.
Initially, I was little reluctant to take this tour. But, then I went for it as I did not want to drive. My experience during this two day Niagara Falls tour was really above expectations. Our tour guide, Jack, was awesome. He has pretty good knowledge of these places and knows his job very well. The overnight accommodation that they provided was also in a good hotel, Sleep Inn. Since, we went during the long weekend of 4th July, it was huge rush everywhere and so we had to drop the glass factory from the list, but we really enjoyed the places that we visited. Thanks to Jack, the bus driver and all our co-tourists. I definitely recommend it for everyone who wants to visit these places.
I absolutely enjoyed the trip. My tour guides, Nicole and Sally, were very nice. Although their English wasn't very clear, I am impressed with what they were able to accomplish managing over 40 people with time and every accommodation that was needed. I believe these tour guides had an important role in making that trip a good one.
I think it was a well worth trip at that price. I strongly recommend it instead of driving yourself, since you will be hands free and can relax more, especially if you have a short time to visit Niagara Falls.
It was a really nice tour, especially for those who do not want to drive so long.
We booked for July 3rd and 4th -
Day 1 - we started from Jersey city at around 8:45AM and reached Niagara Falls at around 5:00PM, covered Maid of the Mist, Niagara adventure movie and cultural show. Luckily it was July 3rd night, so we requested our guide to let us watch fireworks and she agreed. We watched fireworks at 10:00PM and started from there at 10:30PM for the hotel. We reached our hotel in Rochester (Holiday Inn) by around 12:00AM.
Hotel room was nice and it was a good stay.
Day 2- We started from our hotel at around 8:45AM and reached Watkins Glen State Park- it's one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. We remained there for around 2 hour 30 minutes and then left for the Corning Museum of Glass. We reached there by 1:15PM, had lunch there and saw the hot glass making show at 2:00PM, and started from there at 3:00PM to Jersey City.
Reached JSQ at 8:30PM.
The overall experience was good (as you can experience the magnificent view of Niagara Falls), but the tour guide did not cover the Corning Glass Museum as it was mentioned in the itinerary posted on the site. It was disappointing as you buy tickets based on the said places to be covered.
The trip was well planned and timing was strictly followed throughout the tour. However, I was not very satisfied with a few programs which were boring and not worth it. Overall, the trip was a satisfying journey and the guide made us very comfortable at every point and attended to our needs and queries.
I hesitated taking the tour when I found out that the majority of the passengers were Asians. I was afraid to stand out. But then my mom who was traveling with me said, "Let us go, if they make us feel uncomfortable, we will not board the bus." I am happy I went. The trip was beautiful. I wish we could've spend more time at some of the sights, but overall it was good.
The 2 day tour to Niagara Falls from White Castle Jersey City was best. We would have spent more time at Niagara Falls if started on time. Also the good points like Cave of Winds should be included in tour. The hotel was decent, and I would surely like to tour with them again.
Before I start my review, one piece of advice for any one who has not been on this tour, if you have even 1% doubt about whether to take tour or by car, then don't think of anything just take tour from TakeTours. These guys are really great and know their job really really well.
Now on to review.
Trip was supposed to be started at 8:45AM, but I got call from our tour guide Abby that we needed to be there by 7:45AM. Once I reached there, I was quick to realize why she asked for same. Because of this time change, our tour started at the right time.
There were enough timely break to get freshened up or to have lunch. Evening time we reached Niagara Falls and had good tour of Maid of the Mist, got free from there by 7:00PM with return journey starting at 9:20PM, 2 hour 20 minutes to enjoy and have food- fairly reasonable.
Night we spent at Raddison Inn, really good hotel I must say.
Next day it was a trip to Watkins Glen first. A marvelous, beautiful place, where every step is photograph-able. Abby told us that we can cover it in 1 hour but it took around 1 hour and 45 minutes. Next stop was Corning Glass Museum- the time provided to us was extended by tour guides from 1 hour 20 minutes to 2 hours, enough to watch all show and enjoy museum. Overall a very pleasant tour.
I can definitely say it was a right decision to cover Niagara by TakeTours rather then by car, as I could not cover it so efficiently as these guys did it for us,thank to team of Take Tours.
Everything was perfect!!! The trip was awesome!! I would definitely book future trips from this travel company!!! The only concern I had was the bus, it was congested. Otherwise, the tour guide, driver and travel was simply superb!! Loved it!!!!
I would definitely recommend this trip! Very well organized. The tour guides, Jack and Meo, were extremely helpful and very accommodating. The bus ride was very smooth and Alex, the bus driver was excellent. During the bus ride we had several bathroom breaks and a lunch break. The itinerary was right on point, and everything was on time. I would certainly recommend all of the attractions! We definitely enjoyed this trip! I very much recommend it!
Appreciated the tour, although the comments were mostly Chinese. Very little and basic comments related to the itinerary in English. We were disappointed that the guide didn't feel it necessary to wait for the clearing of the sky at the Grand Canyon, our main expectation for the tour. Could have shifted the IMAX on Grand Canyon first and then proceed to sightseeing. Pity!
Overall tour experience was good. However, itinerary was not properly planned. Due to this, we didn't get to spend enough around Niagara Falls area. Even didn't find time for Cave of the winds tour. Meals also had to be rushed. Accommodation was okay.
This is a good tour, very good value. We didn't want to take all of the attractions, as they felt a little too much for the two days, but the tour guide was very flexible and accommodating, so we were able to earn an extra half a day by the Niagara Falls, which was great, since the place looks beautifully deserted in the morning. We also had a chance to have lunch at a nice cozy stylish place close to the Falls in the meantime. Watkins Glen Park is the only unmissable other attraction on this tour, apart from the Falls, and a great surprise as you climb down from the top to the bottom of it - very inspired choice by the tour guide!
We departed on time and our guides, Fiona,ť and Meowť did a great job managing the whole trip. Both of them explained everything in detail which really helped a lot to learn more about the places we visited. Even the driver explained about Finger Lakes and Niagara Falls. The hotel we stayed in was excellent. Maid of the Mistť is a must. That was an awesome ride on the boat.
I had a great time on this tour. Watkins Glen is surprisingly amazing. Niagara is massive. Everything was well organized. Our tour guide Helen Chen is the best. She was very helpful and fun to spend time with. She even threw a birthday party for one of the passengers on the bus, which was sweet. Hotel room quality was excellent. Overall great experience. Try to take 3 day tour , if they offer it. This will give you more time just to relax and enjoy your attraction free time
I took my mom to Niagara Falls for the weekend. It was great. Our tour guide was Vivian Li and she was very friendly and helpful. Anytime we came up with questions, she answered with patience and gave information about attractions clearly. On the other hand, our driver Kris was hilarious. Both Vivian and Kris made it a great weekend. I and mama went only to Maid of the Mist and Watkins Glen. We didn't take other optional tours. The hotel was pretty clean, newly renovated, and much better than Days Inn etc. Only downside of this tour is we didn't have a chance to watch the light show at Niagara Falls. Also the food court at Niagara Falls was really dirty and food is limited, so we went to Days Inn. There is an American restaurant right on the entrance floor. Definitely recommend their menu.
The two days trip was awesome. Maid of the Mist is the center of attractions. Tour guide, Helen, had planned properly. But due to time constraints only 4 places she recommended for the trip. Overall we had good experience and joy in the journey.
In depth tour was not up to the mark, except this everything is superb. Last but not the least, driver Brick (name not confirm), did great job. He is good person and emphasized the situation. We should appreciate their (Driver & Guide) efforts for making our trip more comfortable even though we had technical issue (minor issue) in the bus.
Mixed reactions. They make it to activities on time. This 2 days tour consists of 36 hours (2 days-1 night) out of which 16 hours is travel and 6-8 hours is sleep, so you are left with just a few hours in Niagara Falls. After traveling the whole day the tour guide did not take us to Niagara Falls, rather took us to watch a Chinese regional dance show for which they charged us $15. We were asked to reach the bus at 9:15PM to depart to the hotel. This resulted in missing the night light show in Niagara Falls which is absolutely free to watch. The light show only starts after 9:30PM. We also purchased an in depth tour of Niagara from them, but that was just a visit to Niagara Falls and visit to Old Fort Niagara. They did not have famous Winds in the cave attraction of Niagara Falls. But after all those issues there were good points like Maid of the Mist boat ride was awesome, and we stayed at good hotels.
Niagara Falls and Watkins Glen Park were great, but the tour could have been improved. First, it would have been very helpful to have an itinerary in advance so that everyone knew roughly when we would arrive and depart from the locations. Second, although Katherine (our tour guide) was nice, it was very difficult to understand her, seriously she needs a PRONUNCIATION CLASS. More often than not I could not understand what she was saying and whether she was speaking Chinese or English. Third, the tour could have been scheduled better. Instead of going to Niagara Falls at night and only having time to eat dinner there, it would have been much better to spend more time at Watkins Glen Park and then to go straight to the hotel at night. The next day it would also be better simply to give everyone a block of free time from 8:30am to 1:00pm, instead of dropping everyone off at 8:30am, telling them to be back at the bus at 9:30am (and the bus arrived 45 minutes late so we were waiting around for nothing), then taking everyone to the Maid of the Mist, and then having free time afterward. Instead, because people can go to the Maid of the Mist anytime they want, it would be much better just to give everyone that block of free time to use as they would like.
Overall, the destinations were astoundingly beautiful but the execution of the trip (having a tour guide we can understand and a more efficient schedule) could have been significantly improved.
The 2 day tour to Niagara Falls from White Castle Jersey City was good. The best part was that the guide was very flexible and we could spend more time at Niagara Falls. The hotel was decent and I would surely like to tour with them again.
Our trip consisted of a three-day trip to Philadelphia, Washington DC, Niagara Falls, and Corning. All the important places were covered in a short space of time, which made the trip slightly hectic. Thankfully, everything from the coach, to the stay in the hotels was comfortable, and was taken care of very professionally. We even stopped at high-quality food courts that were of reasonable prices.
Our tour guide, David, showed a lot of historical as well as geographical knowledge about the places covered. He also stimulated a lot of interest in his job, and was very amicable and approachable towards all of us. He is someone who is very time-conscious, and hence gives sufficient time for us to grab breakfast, lunch, dinner or coffee.
At first, when we read the reviews, we were in double-mind as to whether or not we should take the tour. However, after having experienced the tour, we highly recommend it to all age groups and for people who are willing to discover the East Coast. It is definitely worth the money and time, and it is undoubtedly one of the trips that we will recall with great joy and pleasure.
This is a great worthy trip. The tour is well organized with a helpful and understanding tour guide, Yo Yo. The trip was smooth and we got to every attraction points as arranged, even during the rain. Travel time is quiet long and it will be good if you bring your own snack or fruits, and a good book.
It was a nicely timed and well planned trip..our driver Julio and guide Jeffery were pleasant too..the bonus was the hotel stay was very clean and had comfortable rooms.. We enjoyed our first trip to Niagra Falls..thank you
It was excellent and well organized tour. Everything was planned and well managed. The tour guide (Ivan) was very calm and funny. The hotel we stayed (The Adam's Mark) was fabulous. Bus driver did an excellent job and ensured the journey was smooth. Only thing I would like noticed here is the time given for breakfast and lunch was not enough to manage with such a huge rush at food counters and restrooms. All the buses stopping at restrooms at the same time which leads to huge rushes and long queues for restrooms. Overall it's a perfect tour.
I had a Niagara 2 days tour yesterday with TakeTours.
I was in group of 18 with team guide Ivan Lin.
I would like to say something about Ivan Lin.
1. Ivan Lin is a great person.
2. He is really kind-hearted.
3. We really enjoyed him on the tour.
4. He helped us every moment in our tour.
5. When other friends were late in arrival time. He handled the situation pretty well.
6. kindly spoken.
7. his English is great.
I would like to leave best wishes for Ivan Lin in his future endeavors.
Mixed reviews about the tour. Overall my family and I enjoyed it. My take is as follows:
a) Good itinerary - quite well timed and planned.
b) The bus we traveled in was quite good.
c) We were on time at each location.
a) The tour guides while enthusiastic could not communicate effectively in English (especially Eva). We could not follow the history and other details that they shared along the way.
b) Some of the rest stops were for close to an hour - the same as some of the attractions including Watkins Glen and Niagara Falls (after Maid of the Mist). They can definitely add another 15-30 minutes at each of these attractions.
c) The hotel - Motel 6 was very average - no kitchen/breakfast, bathrooms definitely need some work and only drinking water was from the vending machines.
Can't fault them too much. Overall it is value for money. Better communication from the tour guides will go a long way in making the trip more memorable.
The trip was very good, it was fabulous!! It is recommended to put a warning not use the bus bathroom and that's why there are several stops. I recommend paying the live entertainment in the windows, and bring your own lunch to save time in line to buy something to eat while traveling on the bus. Instead of walking the second day, I recommend walking you walk across to the other side of the park Niagara Falls, is simply fascinating, almost you touch the waters of the falls, this is not included in this trip, but is an excellent option that you can take it for your account after leaving the hotel the next day.
Overall: pretty good in spite of so many negative points (since there are no better alternatives).
Positives: good transport & stay, overall cost.
Negatives: No Cave of the Winds!!!, Food (especially time), no breakfast in hotel (would be a great value add for the amount charged), $25 rip-off for the 'In-Depth tour'.
Take your own food; might actually be a savior. Our tour guide was bad (wasn't keen on giving any info and seemed to be in a rush all the time).
I had a fantastic time on this tour! My friends said I needed at least 3 days to do Niagara Falls but TakeTours made everything perfect!! I was referred to Taketours.com and booked it online. It's great value for your money. It was very professional, comfortable, and the tour guide really took care and gave clear instructions. Thanks, Taketours.com, for making Niagara happen for me! I'll be going back soon.
To start with tour itinerary, it was great that we could see 1000 Islands.
But, on the flip side, the tour started 1.5 hours late and it was a long travel for 1 day. With packed itineraries, it is very important to adhere to timings, so any delays like traffic and accidents must be better planned.
Also, there were toilets in the bus, but they were locked for emergency use mainly for my kids.
The tour guide was very pleasant and knowledgable
The Niagara 2 day tour was a superb one and a nice experience. Accommodation (Adam's Mark, Buffalo) was awesome. Would have loved to stay for a bit more time there. The tour guides Michael and Ryan were helpful and experienced. The long bus journey was a bit uncomfortable and would suggest to put in a luxury bus for these long journeys. Overall a nice tour.
I loved all the attractions (Maid of the Mist/ Watkins Glen/ Corning Glass Museum) of the tour. It's quite a well planned tour. The tour guide was pretty and polite. However, I wish we had been briefed about the places/ cities we passed by as the tour journey became boring in absence of any information. Humble piece of advice, avoid making payment for Watkins Glen.
The trip was very exiting and fascinating. It's a small holiday trip with my family friends. On the trip especially I want to be thankful for guide Mirinda and the driver for their complete cooperation. Thank you to the team!
The 2 days tour was well organized and managed by the team of your driver and tourist guide and manager Ms. Jane and Ms. Diana.
Ms. Jane and Ms. Diana have mobilized the patrons in the most cordial manner and have fully satisfied us all.
The most exciting part was that they involved all the patrons by way of singing songs by all patrons which electrified the environment and all of us enjoyed our journey to the fullest.
Ms. Jane, Ms. Diana and your driver needs encouragement and appreciation!!
Very friendly tour guide. Worth the money paid. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. TakeTours can also think of a 2-day Niagara only trip so that we get more time in Niagara, and not other locations on the way.
I wish we had more options for pick-up and drop-off points like Edison, New Jersey.
It was a great trip! Our guide, Jane Wei, was very friendly and helpful. The tour provider mainly targets the Chinese-speaking crowd. Yet, Jane was able to assist us in English. We went during the early Spring where all the boat rides were not available. However, the attractions such as the Caverns, the Glass Museum, and Fort Niagara were interesting places to visit. The hotel provided was Sleep Inn which was very good and had complimentary breakfast. Otherwise, it is best if one brings instant food for dinner if the place provided is not satisfactory. Snacks during the long bus ride is good too. Despite the bad reviews towards the tour provider, I personally think it was an enjoyable and satisfactory visit to Niagara Falls.
I had done a tour to Niagara Falls before, but this one is so much better! It has a lot more attractions in the same amount of time. I will definitely book again in the near future. It is beautiful and a unique experience.
I took this trip to Niagara Falls in May on Memorial Day weekend. Such a beautiful lush green ride though Pennsylvania and New York state. Niagara Falls was a really fun experience. Watkins Glen State Park came across as the hidden gem that we did not hear much about prior to visiting and it was so very impressive with winding trails and multiple waterfalls- something you would want to experience in person. Much outdoor time and natural beauty to appreciate on this tour, we had fun!
I'm now here for thanking our guide Edison with great responsibility. I can see him wherever I go, so during the whole tour I feel safe. Because he has to follow our schedule, he even cannot have his diet on time. So as our driver. We are so moving about their kindness. I hope you guys can give Edison a great honor.
This was really a long journey, please take snacks with you to pas the time. Bus will stop for breaks. Tour guide will make you comfortable every now and then. Just an amazing experience at Made of the Mist. Everyone should go. Best tour in this amount
Trip was awesome, the attractions were a little bit expensive to spend just few minutes in them. The tour is semi-guided but there is no free time where you can do whatever you want, this option allows you choose if you want to go the attraction or not. The accommodation is really awesome, it view is great and so is its swimming pool.
This was an incredible tour. I learned a lot of insightful information about a new part of the States. Our tour guides, Edison and Riven, were fantastic. They were very kind, patient, and made our tour one to remember! Will definitely love to do this tour again!
The trip was excellent. Our tour guides were Joy and Miranada. I was visiting for the first time, and selected TakeTours for my first travel. That was great experience. We were on schedule every time. I loved the trails in Watkins Glen State Park and Niagara Falls was great. At night, Niagara falls was looking awesome. Corning Glass Museum and Fort Niagara were very boring. We have better forts in India. Overall, I liked the trip and will recommend to friends, and I will select TakeTours for other trips as well.
The trip was excellent. I had gone with my parents and they had a great time too. Our guide, Ben, was very cooperative and managed the show well. The hotel was very comfortable. Wish we could spend a little more time at Niagara Falls.. The only issue we had, was the seating. They gave us the last 3 seats in the bus which weren't comfortable and they became very hot due to the engine below..I will take the tour again but will give my seat preference for sure.
This is a budget tour so people should not expect too much. Hotels are 2 star, so not so great, but good for what it is and paid for....clean bed and bath! Lots to do in a short time, but worth the experience i.e. meeting new people, the Niagara Falls part was the best and Thousand Islands was a pleasant surprise. As mentioned at the start....do not complain because it is a budget tour, take it if you have an open mind, and I was happy to do 2 star stays!!
Overall, this Niagara Falls Tour experience with TakeTours was good for the price. Special mention is the accommodation. Just did not expect the accommodation to be above average. Tour guide for this tour was Michael. He was time conscious and friendly enough. The only thing I would recommend, is he has to improve on his English speaking skills. Transportation was good and the bus was in good condition. The tour in general was okay considering the time limit.
The trip itinerary and accommodation was pretty good, although I would have wanted some more time at the attractions. They charge $25 for the scenic tour the second day morning which I believe is not worth the money. Might as well stay back at Niagara Falls and go for Cave of the Winds.
First off let me say this, I had an awesome time!!! My tour guide Zoey was absolutely AMAZING!! She was attentive and cheerful and answered every question I had. At first I was worried because Im American and I didn't think anyone would speak English, but I was completely wrong... I have made lifelong friends on this tour!! Just a little advice, go to every attraction!!! It is so worth it!!! I honestly can say that I look forward to another tour!!! If you have any questions feel free to email me email@example.com!!
The bus was on time, our guide Sean was also very nice and helpful. Our night stay was comfortable but was in Rochester, which is 2 hours drive from Niagara Falls. It would have been great if the night stay was in Niagara Falls itself.
The trip was more of traveling and less of adventure. It should include Cave of the Winds, which is a must do experience and there should be more time at Niagara Falls. Overall for the price, it is okay, and you don't have to worry about accommodation and transport. Hotel should be walking distance from Niagara Falls, and we got Days Inn, which was very good. Glass factory was missed, and it should be included. Extra $8 tip for each person for each day is not acceptable. Visited Niagara falls on September 23-24.
We had a flat tire and lost 2 hours from it, but they changed our hotel location, which is about 5-10 minutes away from Niagara, which was great. Tour guide (Ben) is also very approachable and attentive to our needs. Overall, although the itinerary was a bit rushed, it was great value for our money. Maid of the Mist, of course was the highlight of the tour. I just hope the bus had wifi and socket outlets.
Overall, the trip was fun. Tour guide (Man) was really nice. Downside is that bus was late at the pick up point in Parsipanny, New Jersey. We waited almost an hour for the bus to get there. I just want to suggest to plan a better rest stop for bathroom and food/lunch next time.
It was a great experience and value for our money. James was our guide, and is very well organized. Allen was our driver, and was so smooth and perfect. TakeTours is lucky to have both of these gentleman. I liked for the first time that James was explaining every step of the itinerary, rules and regulations and more over understanding of every individual. Sightseeing has to be great, after all, Niagara Falls is wonderful. But to make that journey happen, I think credit goes to Allen and James. Thank you guys for making my trip awesome, see you soon for Washington D.C.!
James was our guide, and he was very pleasant and friendly. I feel the trip was worth the money that we paid. Maid of the Mist was beautiful. Corning Glass Museum and Fort Niagara were very boring. Watkins Glen State Park is not for senior citizens or people with disabilities. You have the option to not participate on certain stops of the tours. On the negative side, I feel the tour is rushed and certain stops are a little boring. It would be nice if they could add some casinos or wineries to the tour itinerary. It would be nice to have a bus with outlets to charge phones or electronic devices. Overall, I liked the trip and will recommend to friends.
The tour was great. The guide was very helpful and informative. I liked the hotel we were in. It had the river view. Be prepared to walk a lot. I loved the trails in Watkins Glen State Park.
To get all the tickets and service charges, we had to give out cash, which I wasn't prepared for. Credit card would have additional charges. So people taking the tours, please ask for the breakdown of the charges, and select the locations you have to go to, and then carry cash to pay the guide for it.
I enjoyed the Niagara Falls tour. The whole tour, accommodation, guide, and itinerary was good. Fifteen minutes of Maid of the Mist tour was the great moment of my life- worth your money.. I will recommend this to my friends..
This tour was comfortable despite the long journey. Our tour guides were inexperienced, but still friendly and tried their best to accommodate the large group. Overall, it's definitely a value for your money, and I would recommend this tour as it's a great way to see Niagara Falls.
My wife and I had a great experience with TakeTours. Our tour guide, Joe Ma, was a very nice and informative guide. Because it was two trips and we had at least 6 scenic spots, it was short and intense. Joe made our trip interesting and appropriately arranged our itinerary. I will choose TakeTours next time I want to visit the East Coast again. Thank you very much for Joe's efforts.
Overall, it was a good plan to have a trip with this group. Only drawback is that we are not given sufficient time in any place. Everything goes with limited time constraints, which is not sufficient. For example, we are given 1 hour and 30 minutes for Glass Museum + lunch. Which is not sufficient only for that museum- this is one of the examples.
Overall, this is a great tour! If offers great value for your money. I opted for Watkins Glen, Maid of the Mist, and Fort Niagara, all of which were amazing. I didn't bother with the native show, or the glass museum since I wasn't interested. Our driver, Paul, was excellent- he made great time and we got to our hotel early. Since I didn't bother with the show we had time to pop over and see the Canadian side, which is amazing. The guide, Cassie, advised against this but when we spoke to the driver he said it would only take 10 minutes to walk. I'm glad we listened to him. Hotel was good very close to the Falls, have to be honest the guide could have been better, she wasn't very friendly or helpful.
Yesterday I took this trip for the second time. I planned this for my wife's birthday. I have so many good review on this and one little-bad comment too. That will be helpful for other people in future. So, though of putting that too.
I already knew this was going to be amazing and truly it was as I expected. Alan was our tour guide, and he was smart, friendly and great for guiding. Accommodation was superb. Attention to individual person was good. Timing, planing, driving was perfect. Our driver was really good. My wife and I had a wonderful 2 day with this and truly its unforgettable. Thanks everyone in the TakeTours team. Hopefully I will retake this next year too!
Personally the most wonderful event for me is night view of Niagara Falls. I hope others also agree with me. But we had some concerns because it was not properly planned. It was supposed to leave Niagara falls by 8:15PM which is not a good plan. It was due to driver's hours of work for the day with law. So, myself and few guys had to negotiate with Alan (tour guide) and take 15 minutes for that. Alan took our concerns and allowed us to just go and come back in 15 minutes (even though in a hurry) with a little blame from our Driver). Anyway, thanks Alan and to our driver. Our driver was also superb!
As I remember, however, last time in 2013, I spent until 9:30PM as I remember) with the night view. So, this has to be taken care of in the future. People need the night view for sure. It is the most attractive one for anyone. So, next time, we will hope this will be considered.
Overall - I am perfectly fine, 99% satisfied with this. I recommend anyone to take this without thinking twice!
Well planned tour with very nice guide Ricky. I traveled with two kids and my wife. The guide was kind enough and did not rush like others do on this tours. If booking allowed you to choose guide and driver, I would recommend him to friends and family.
For the price we paid, the tour was good and we covered a lot, despite it being quite rushed. One of our tour guides was Edison, who was very good and offered to take pictures of our group all together.
For the price we paid, I highly recommend this tour. We were very comfortable and the tour guide was awesome, Benny Chen. The only thing I advise is not to attend everything. You can skip Corning Glass Museum and Native American show, they were a waste of money. Definitely go to Watkins Glen, Fort Niagara, and Made of the Mist.
We loved it so much, my cousin and aunt went a day later.
This was my third trip to Niagara, all with TakeTours, and this was the least satisfying of all. The accommodation, itinerary, guide, were all good but not as good as the ones I experienced the last two times. Overall, this is a very good trip,and any chance to see the beautiful Niagara Falls must not be missed.
The tour was good, but we missed one of the places due to lack of time. The hotel was good but it should be provided near to Niagara Falls so that everyone can see the lighting at Falls in night. We got a hotel which was 30 minutes, far away from Niagara, so we couldn't go anywhere.
Overall, it was a good experience!
Tour was good and they covered all the listed items as per the schedule. We got a hotel very near to Niagara falls and that gave us chance to spend more time at the Falls at night and see the fireworks. The only thing which can be improved on, is that the tour guide should give access to the toilet in the bus in case of emergency at least. Otherwise, everything was fine.
The tour was very well organized. Our tour guide, Faye, was very well prepared, very punctual and organized. The tour had a very well planned route with many stops. Unfortunately, I was sitting right next to the bus' bathroom, which smelled pretty bad the first day. The tour guide asked everyone to use the bathroom in emergency/urgency only and wait for the stops. So, it helped a bit. The second day there was no bathroom smell, so conditions definitely improved.
My favorite part of the whole trip was Watkins Glen State Park. Absolutely gorgeous. Just make sure to wear non-slippery shoes! For Niagara Falls, I wouldn't recommend spending money on anything but Maid of the Mist, though we did not have time to see Cave of the Winds, and therefore I do not have opinion about it.
The hotel accommodation was very nice! It was two hours away from Niagara Falls, so we had to leave by 9:15 pm (still plenty of time to see the waterfall).
Overall, I would recommend taking this tour!
Overall, it was a great tour (8/2). Credit goes to our tour guide (James) who tried his best to cover all the attractions as promised, but we wished to spend more time at Niagara Falls. Watkins Glen State Park was the highlight of our tour. To make the tour more relaxing, one or two attractions could be skipped like the Cultural show, Whirlpool State Park (although beautiful) - to get some more time at the Falls.
It's my first time to go in such a tour with your company. Highly recommended, excellent tour. Tour guides both were great and very helpful. Excellent and professional driver. Hotel accommodation was very good. Overall experience is very good, will use your company again in my future tours, thank you!
Kifayah & Muayad
Sabrina and Leona, my Niagara tour guides for August 2 and 3, 2014 were indeed a blessing to make my trip worth living!
Everything was planned well by these two ladies and they made the entire tour comfortable! They both were so friendly and easy to approach!!
Niagara Falls was beautiful as well as the other four attractions in this package were worth visiting!!
Two days were so beautiful and in lap of mother nature that I'm feeling very blessed!
I'm glad I went on this tour! I was alone but the tour guides and the other travelers were so good to me that I felt I was travelling with my family!
Sabrina and Leona, our tour guides- thank you so much for investing your energy and time on everyone so that everyone enjoyed the trip!
Thank you TakeTours for creating this tour package!
Easy and fun !!!
Everything was well organised and on time!!
I shall never forget Sabrina, Leona, and TakeTours to make my dream of visiting Niagara Falls worth remembering!
We had a very nice experience with TakeTours. The tour guide, Nick, was very good. He was pleasant, friendly and helpful. The hotel, Holiday Inn, we were staying was very nice, clean. The pitfall for the hotel was that it was way too far from the Niagara Falls, 2 hours drive from Niagara Falls. I believe TakeTours could do better job for the holiday than that. The other thing I am not happy with was that there were 2 tour places were canceled at the last minute.
My family and I were happy we went. We loved all the attractions we went to. Our tour guides, Stone and Henry, were very friendly, helpful, and accommodating. We had some problems with the bus, however. On the first day, due to an accident, we had to cancel our first attraction. The second day, the bus broke down, so that was a bummer. However, we understand that it was completely out of the company's control, and sure these things happen. I liked how the staff handled the situation so that a) everyone was safe; b) all concerns were taken care of; c) cancelled attractions were reimbursed. Some people in the group were just obnoxious (lol), but I really liked how they handled conflicts between passenger quarrels. Overall, I will probably go back to this company for travel options in the future.
Excellent trip with the best guide and driver. My boyfriend and I were very satisfied from this tour. Special thanks to the wonderful guide Kris Qain for a great time and your help (because we lost our camera on the bus, he sent it from New York to us in Chicago)!
I won't forget this tour for sure!!
I booked this tour for my parents. They liked the trip very much. Tour guide Anna was helpful in taking care of all the needs of my parents during the entire trip. Accommodation was provided in Niagara Falls, which is a plus. They took the tour on Friday. Maybe that is the reason they provided the accommodation in Niagara Falls.
Very good tour. I loved it from the beginning, very good experience. We stayed at Quality Hotel. And the hotel was more than I expected. I recommend the State Park, Corning Museum, Maid of the Mist and the tour of the Niagara Falls. Very professional driver. And good tour guide, they're all bilingual.
This was very good nicely organized tour. It was a great experience for a short 2 day tour. Guides were very active, dynamic, and managed the tour properly, mainly the time factor. Bus and hotel facilities were excellent. Very cooperative, knowledgeable staff. Tour coordination was well-managed, right from advance notification, check-in, to end of tour.
It was a wonderful tour, value for the money, and one a kind experience. We loved it. Staff was wonderful and kept the trip very lively.
All information was provided by tour guide and surprised us in advance and at the event stops. Fascinating tour guide.
It was the best trip at a very reasonable price.. Our guide, Ken, was so nice and so knowledgeable about the entire area's history. We stayed at 5-start hotels for two days of accommodation! Covered all places in Itinerary. Had great time.. Superb tour at a great price! If you are planning to visit the East Coast, go for this tour without rethinking.
Definitely a value for the money. There were few glitches here and there - our itinerary was modified at the last minute due to the holiday season. We had to rush to the Maid of the Mist on the first day itself. We didn't get a chance to look at the night view of the falls since our hotel was quite far from Niagara.
Accommodation was nice but complementary breakfast was not given.
However, the tour guide Lee is very friendly and co-operative. The bus is also good, but the driver has to be persuaded sometimes to make stops.
Although it was a busy tour, it was great, we got to see a lot of beautiful sites. Mr. Lee Chang was very professional and very attentive to all our needs, the hotel was good, comfortable, and the best thing, free breakfast! It was well organized and the best value for the price.
We just had a wonderful tour during this 4th of July long weekend. Because of the specialty of the day it was too crowded and long waiting in the lines for almost everything made our journey a bit hectic. But because of the same day we were additionally able to have a view of exceptional celebration through fireworks. Now to tell about Niagara, no one needs a recommendation from anyone. The spectacular creation of nature can successfully fill up all your troubles during the journey. The next day at Watkins Glen State Park was equally enjoyable. A short visit to Corning Glass Museum was just enough. James, our guide for this 2 day tour was very friendly and sober. He did a wonderful job to describe the tour in a nutshell and also did well to manage in such a crowded day. The only concern, I think I should mention is the food. If you have a specific taste of food, you should bring it with you, otherwise you will end up waiting in queues.
First thing first - it's a value for money.
There were a few glitches in our tour - the accommodation was in Rochester which is approximately 2 hours from Niagara - so effectively we got time to do just Maid of the Mist. We didn't get time to spend at the main attraction i.e. Niagara Falls. The tour guide informed that it is due to holiday season and that was the only accommodation that would fit in their budget. He modified the itinerary and added Corning Museum (though their site states it's done only in winters).
If we could have stayed in Niagara region and thus got more time to spend there, I would have given it 5/5 stars.
Otherwise, no issues with the rest room stops, food (vegetarian option on every stop), knowledge of the guide (Tom).
It was a trip well planned and worth every penny. Among attractions, Maid of the Mist was amazing which was followed by a Native American show which I did not like personally. As the schedule was very tight, I felt we could have spent more time enjoying the Niagara Falls instead of going for the show. I would suggest to go for Cave of the Winds immediately after you get free from Maid of the Mist. Rest of the trip was good, with much of the travel happening in the beautiful countryside.
This was my first time going on a TakeTours trip. It was very well organized and worth the money. The hotel was very top scale, very modern. And the tour was great. I enjoy the Maid Of Th Mist the best, but the Corning Museum of Glass was very nice too. I really had a great time. I toured with people of different cultures but they were very nice and it was a peaceful ride. Jo Jo the tour guide was great. Very helpful and kind!
The thing about these type of tours is that you are dealing with a lot of people. If some of the people take longer than the time they were given, you get less time for the other attraction. This is just an example. You have to be very patient with the group you are going with. The tour is great though, you get to see new beautiful places, and the view on the way is great.
Took 3 day trip from New York to Niagara and Washington DC - Loved the tour guide - Julia. She arranged everything so well - Very clear - very caring and of course, very knowledgeable about every part of tourist attraction - I know I am just talking about her as she made the trip memorable and amazing - All the 54 tourists loved her so much that we became family - when I travel again - I will ask for Julia and make sure shes on it as I cannot ask for more - LOVE LOVE LOVE trip and definitely the management needs to hire more people like Julia who make the trip so good. If I was her boss - I would consider myself lucky to have someone who works so hard and gives 100 percent on job - No words to praise her more - but the trip and tour guide made it memorable- 3 CHEERS TO JULIA!!!!!!
We took this tour last year and it was awesome. The guide was good and we got enough time to spend near Niagara Falls. The only issue that I had was non availability of vegetarian food on the second day of the tour.
The trip was overall fun for 4 people in my party even though there were a lot of unforeseen incidents that took place. After all, our whole purpose for going on this tour was to see Niagara Falls. Please pay money for Corning Glass Museum, Watkins Glen Park, Maid of the Mist and skip the rest because they truly aren't worth wasting time and money on. The hotel that we stayed at was pretty decent. It's Holiday Inn so it was comfortable for all of us.
I was very suspicious of lot of good reviews online. But indeed it was a good tour overall with few hits and misses here and there. Considering group tour this is the best they could offer. It was worth the money. I was apprehensive right from the beginning. My departure and drop off point is East Brunswick. They arranged a shuttle from there to Jersey City. Since they do it everyday, they are confident. But for us it is a big deal. But they coordinated very well. They updated everything up front. I have 2 year old kid and I didn't face any issues. There were enough rest room and food stops. I would definitely go for another tour with them. Bus is not very comfy, but worth the money. They mentioned we can bring a car seat, but I wonder how it will fit in that bus seat. Also when returning they could've covered Watkins Glen. I don't know why they skipped it.
Tour was well arranged. Hotel accommodation was good and walking distance to Niagara Falls. Bus was clean, good, and the bus ride by Jerry was very comfortable. Tour guide was good but his command on English was poor .Niagara Falls and the Maid of the Mist Ride was awesome.
Trip was not hectic and rest areas were well timed. I travelled with children 4 years old and 8 years old and there was no much walking except for Watkins Glen State Park.
My wife, 2 children and I took the tour in the end of May from Jersey City. It was well arranged and cost effective. The bus was good (although the bathroom was not working, but we had enough rest room stops on the way), the hotel in Niagara (Best Western) was very comfortable (with a decent hot breakfast) and James and Kevin (the tour guides) were helpful and informative. The Corning Glass Factory visit was good and the Glen Watkins Park tour was exceptionally beautiful. I would recommend the tour to anyone who wants to see Niagara Falls in a short time.
Good budget tour-did not expect much from it. The accommodation was fantastic. We reached destination fairly quickly on the first day, but reached it late while coming back. The tour guides are really good, and help you wherever they can.
This was one of the best trips I have had so far in a very short period of time. Although much of the time we had was on the bus, as it was a long ride, we had great time when we reached the attractions and the parks. We got to eat at some nice places on the way.
Most of all, I liked the hotel we were staying. It was an incredibly awesome hotel. I hope it will be similar on the next tours too.
The tour guides were friendly and cooperative. It was a great trip. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes to travel with a nice budget!
Everything was just awesome. If you get Isabel as your tour guide, she is just great. We got singing, quiet, laughter, sleep, and tips. She was more than great, considering that my friends and I were the ones that never shut up during the whole tour. Everything was really good. It's just a little rushed, but considering what you get it is totally worth it. Consider to take with you a lot of snacks and food; it helps not to spend a lot of money and the "food courts/restaurants" aren't really that cheap; obviously considering that you are next to an attraction. Besides that, it's totally worth it, I recommend the tour! ;)
This tour was fun! I found this quick option and it was very economical. It's a great value for the money. It was very comfortable and the tour guide, Jonny, really took care of us and gave clear instructions. Accomodation was in a very good hotel. Only thing a bit disappointing, was that the bus started a bit late by an hour, and the next day also an hour of delay. So we had to skip one place from the itinerary (Corning Glass Museum). Otherwise, it was perfect! I will recommend to friends too.. thanks!
I am from Romania and I went on a 2 days tour to Niagara Falls, on May 24-25, 2014. I was very happy with the tour and our guide Kevin, was a very energetic, responsible and caring young man. Thank you, Kevin!
The tour was well arranged. The hotel was walking distance to Niagara Falls, which is a major plus point. The tour guide was helpful and accommodated all our requests. One point that I guess can be improved - the main attraction of the tour is Niagara Falls and we felt too little time was given in Niagara Falls. You should look at cutting down on Glass Museum and secret caves and instead give us more time to visit Niagara Falls. Goat Island should be added to the itinerary.
Overall it was very good experience. The bus and the hotel room are clean and good. The tour guides are friendly. We visited all the places mentioned in the itinerary except the Maid of the Mist which was not yet opened.
Overall,it was a great experience. This is my third experience with this company and it is getting better each time. I really appreciate the e-mails and text messages sent before and during the trip. The tour guide was very polite and sweet. Niagara Falls is worth the visit. Thank you!
Everything was very nice. I really enjoyed riding with the group- it was good company and a very relaxed trip. I loved the way it approached the time to see many things. Our guide was very friendly, courteous and helpful to all. His name was Mars, I give him my sincere thanks. The hotel (Quality Inn) was lovely, and highly recommended. I wish I had taken the 3-day tour instead of the 2-day one. I didn't do so because I was a little apprehensive, but not anymore! The staff who accompanied Mars also worked hard to make us feel good. Thank you very much indeed, greetings to all. I look forward to seeing you again soon.
We had so much fun on this trip. We went to the Thousand Islands, Niagara falls, and much more which was very nice. Our tour guide was very patient although her English was bad. But at least we understood!
I would recommend this trip to everyone! The price is right! Accommodation was awesome! Nice hotel..!
I would recommend this tour. They were very efficient with time, and considerate of passengers' needs on the long drives. Guide was knowledgeable. the bus was a bit cold towards the back, while the front was nice and warm. Thanks for a good trip!
Trip was good. Guide was friendly. Day 1, we visited Finger Park (very good), the Glass Factory Museum was good but entry fee was high compared to a museum.
I do not recommend you take all the optional tour admissions. Check your interests, then buy tickets for what you want. I didn't like A Native Journey: The Spirit of the Mist, it was a waste of $20.
The tour guide collected $25 for Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour but did not understand the price details.(Fort entry fee was $13, and power plant had free entry). I don't know why they charged the extra $12.
The trip was very good in short time but don't go for all of the optional admissions. if you want to enter, go personally
Trip was great, very good value - saw everything that was expected. We had 6 hours at Niagara Falls and was able to see all the attractions and have a nice meal. The guide Stone was very informative and constantly made sure we were clear on the itinerary and times we had to be back on the bus. He gave us extra time at Watkins Glen. The bus was comfortable with the exception of the air conditioner which was very cold and couldn't be turned off because the back of the bus got too hot. The driver was excellent and we had a smooth ride.
This tour was amazing! It was well organized and our tour guide Jennifer was amazing and had interesting facts about each place we visited. The places we went to were all amazing and totally worth the long trip, this is a tour I would take again. I loved it completely
For a 2 day trip to Niagara Falls at this price is reasonable and worth it. Certainly, we covered everything on the list . The tour guide was friendly. Few improvements can be done though to make it just perfect for all. There is no need to provide a restroom inside the bus when it will make everyone uncomfortable if someone uses it. Either lock it down or do not have it at all. For everybody's sake, have 1 more restroom stop than planned. For the itinerary, it would be helpful to put it correctly on the website rather than telling it on the last minute. Of course the website mentions everything, but the order of the attractions is a little bit scrambled than the actual schedule. We can skip the Corning Glass Museum stop and have lunch at Watkins Glen. It would allow more time there for the walk. It was good place to spend time. 1 hour walk was not enough to take pictures or feel the nature. My mom is old and she could not complete the walk in 1 hour, but she liked the place. Spirit of the Mist, Old Fort Niagara and Powerhouse tours can be skipped. Instead, they can arrange for Cave of the Winds at Niagara. Allow more time for people to spend at Niagara Falls. Maid of the Mist was the best of all. If we had more time, we could have taken another ride of it. Before getting down to any attraction, the tour guide should warn the visitors if elderly people need enter the place and come quickly. My mom had to struggle to come fast at her age. Since it was my first time, I didn't know if I should take my mom there or not. Passengers definitely need to cooperate to maintain the timings, or else it will be a trouble for all. It's very difficult for the tour guide and the driver to adjust the lost time, they did a good job though. It's tough for my mom to follow the speed of the tour guide everywhere, so it's better we would have known where we are walking, well in advance, so that we can plan accordingly. Overall, I have no regrets with the tour. If these improvements can be made, there will be more tourists on-board.
Everything was just awesome. If you get Isabel as your tour guide, she is just great. We got singing, quiet, laughter, sleep and tips. She was more than great, considering that my friends and I were the ones that never shut up during the whole tour.
Everything was really good. It's just a little rushed, but considering what you get is totally worth it.
Consider to take with you a lot of snacks and food; it helps no to spend a lot of money and the "food courts/restaurants" aren't really that cheap; obviously considering that you are next to an attraction.
Besides that, is totally worth it, I recommend the tour ;)
It was a well organized tour. It is basically a Chinese tour company targeting Chinese tourists. But we did have a mixture of tourists from various countries in our bus. The guide is expected to explain everything once in English and then Chinese, hence all guides are Chinese. Ours was 'Sunny'. She was a smart young girl, did a great job managing the 55 tourists in her bus. I gave only 3 stars for the itinerary because they had the Old Fort visit scheduled for early morning second day. It was very foggy and we could not really see anything farther than 20 feet. They should have it for the first day evening and maybe push the 'Native American dance' to the next day or even cancel it since it is not really worth the money. Otherwise I was really happy with the transportation, guide, accommodation and the cost. I would definitely recommend it.
Suggestion: It would be nice if they showed a little flexibility when it comes to requests from passengers. I asked to be dropped off in Buffalo on the way back since I had planned to fly from there. It would not have taken 10 mins to make that stop. The guide and driver declined the request outright. I had to take a cab.
I am from India , came to USA for site seeing, extending my official trip. It was great experience with this tour to Niagara. Very very comfortable trip and stay at the best hotels. Appreciate the hospitality and if permits, special note for tour guide Sunny, very energetic and caring for all memebers. overall great experience.
It was really a well organized trip where everything was guided very well. All the required facilities were provided like guide, bus and hotel. It was fabulous we had got a very experienced guide (Wendy) during our trip who organised the entire trip very nicely. The locations that we visited were excellent. Overall it was a great trip. The only point where we were tired was when we reached Niagara Falls after 8 hours of riding on the bus. We had a couple of stops where all the passengers were given time to have lunch and snacks. It is recommended that you bring more food along with you especially if you prefer your own taste.
We took this 2 days tour to Niagara last weekend and everything was well organized. The tour guide Gary was very nice & friendly. They also arranged visits to Watkins Glen park and Corning Glass museum on day 2. Thank you for the service!
This was a nice tour.
Tour Guide: very nice and cheerful fellow and managed things and people well.
Accommodation: it was pretty good.
Transportation: buses are decent and good enough for this journey.
Itinerary: We skipped the native indian show that gave us ample time to spend in Niagra. Corning Glass Meuseum and George Trail was also good.
We had a lot of fun on the tour. We could see all the places and there was enough time to enjoy at each of the spots. The only negative point was the breakdown of the bus while coming back which resulted in a 5 hour delay. Luckily for u