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2-Day Niagara Falls and Thousand Islands Tour from New York City Tour Code: 872-580

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New York, NY; Jersey City, NJ; Parsippany, NJ; Flushing, NY; Brooklyn, NY
English; Mandarin Chinese
2 1 Night
Alexandria Bay, St. Lawrence river, Thousand Islands cruise, Whirlpool Park, Old Fort Niagara, Niagara River, Lake Ontario, Niagara Falls Adventure Movie, Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls. Inclusions: 1 night hotel accommodation, All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
  • U.S. side only - Passengers do not need a visa/passport to join this tour.
Price (/person)
    Single $208
    Double $138
    3rd Person
    Adult Free
    Child
    (Age 2-9)
    Free
    4th Person
    Adult $100
    Child
    (Age 2-9)
    $100

Pricing Policy

Seat Category Date / Date Range AdultChild
First Four Rows Bus Seats - Surcharge Year round $20$20
  • Buy 2 Get 3rd Free : Offer applies to 3rd person sharing a room with full paying adult. Cancellation of free-fare passenger must be made at least 7 days before departure. No-show (or late cancellation) of free passenger incurs a $100 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat
  • Child Rate: Children sharing a room with 2 adult passengers pay the same price as a third or fourth adult. Please note that each hotel room can only accommodate up to 4 guests of any age.
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Day 1: New York City - Alexandria Bay - Niagara City / New York City - Secret Caverns - Niagara Falls(429 miles)

Today we will first depart from New York to Alexandria Bay, a village in Jefferson County, New York, where Thousand Islands is located. On the Thousand Islands Cruise, we will be able to explore St. Lawrence river, the islands, and the beautiful scenic. After that we will head back to the hotel.

In winter when Thousand Island Cruise closed, itinerary will be changed to: We will first depart from New York City to visit the Secret Caverns firstly. Then we will head to city of Niagara and enjoy a "Legends & Daredevils" IMAX Movie. Moment after dinner we will witness the night view of great Niagara Falls.

  • New York, NY

    New York, NY
    The Big Apple, The City That Never Sleeps, The Cultural Capital of the World... whatever you call New York City, its impact on worldwide culture and business is undeniable. Seeing this famous metropolis is something no one ever forgets!

    Secret Caverns

    Formed 38,000 year ago, these gorgeous caverns in Central Bridge, New York are naturally 50 degrees year round. Open to tourists April through November, these caverns have been largely untouched sans the additions of stairs at the entryway.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $18; Child (6-12 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $18

  • Thousand Islands, NY

    Thousand Islands, NY
    Available for departures from Apr thru Nov. The Thousand Islands is an archipelago at the Canada-U.S. border from the northeast corner of Lake Ontario. They stretch for about 50 miles. The U.S. islands are in the state of New York and the Canadian islands are in Ontario. The smaller islands only have single residences.

    In winter, we will not visit this attraction.

    Thousand Islands Cruise

    Thousand Islands Cruise
    Cruises of the Thousand Islands region allow visitors to explore the wondrous Alexandria Bay and see some of the more than 1,800 islands that make up this archipelago. Sights include Heart Island and the famous Boldt Castle.

    During winter, Thousand Island cruise will be closed.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $27; Child (3-11 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $27|Duration: Approx. 50 Minutes

  • Niagara Falls, NY

    Niagara Falls, NY
    Among the most beautiful natural wonders in the world, Niagara Falls are comprised of three waterfalls that thunder and astound, producing a higher flow rate than any other waterfall in the world and standing at a height of 167 feet.

    Niagara Falls Adventure Movie

    Niagara Falls Adventure Movie
    This exciting movie in the Adventure Theater on the American side of the falls is shown on a breathtaking 45-foot-long screen. It chronicles the history of human interaction with the falls, focusing on the amazing stunts people have done.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (3-11 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $12|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

    Niagara Falls Illumination

    Niagara Falls Illumination
    Visitors to Niagara can enjoy a nighttime illumination of the falls. The completeness of the night view on certain summer evenings may be limited or not available due to the late sunset time and government regulations on driving hours.

    Available from Nov.- Mar

    Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child (3-11 yrs) $25; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $30; Seasonal; Available from Nov - Mar

Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn/Comfort Inn/Quality Inn or similar

Day 2: Niagara Falls - New York(395 miles)

The tour begins in the morning and we will go to the Cave of the Wind by visiting the Goat Island first. Afterwards, we will continue our way to IMAX theater and enjoy a "Legends & Daredevils" IMAX Movie. Next, we will visit the heart pounding Maid of the Mist to experience the thunderous power of one of the natural wonders of the world. Finally, guests will have leisure time to get up close and personal with the day view of Horseshoe, Goat Island , American/Bridal Veil Falls.

In winter when Thousand Island Cruise closed, itinerary will be changed to: The tour begins in the morning and we will take the Niagara In-Depth Tour by visiting the Whirlpool Park first, a short and relaxing stroll along the Niagara Gorge with a view of the fastest moving water in the world. Afterwards, we will continue our way to Old Fort Niagara. Before we leave from Niagara Falls area, we will take Niagara River Jet boat to have a close look of Whirlpools on Niagara River. Finally, we will have time to visit the Corning Glass Museum to see hot glass show and bring some souvenirs home, and start going back home after that.

  • Niagara Falls, NY

    Niagara Falls, NY
    Among the most beautiful natural wonders in the world, Niagara Falls are comprised of three waterfalls that thunder and astound, producing a higher flow rate than any other waterfall in the world and standing at a height of 167 feet.

    Niagara Falls Scenic In-Depth Tour

    Niagara Falls Scenic In-Depth Tour
    Experience Niagara Falls like never before! This in-depth tour takes you on an exploration of historical Niagara, stopping at places Whirlpool State Park, Old Fort, IMAX Movie and Niagara Falls Day View.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $45; Child (3-12 yrs) $35; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $43

    Jet Boat Ride

    Jet Boat Ride
    This exciting 45-minute boat ride along the Niagara Gorge operates in winter as long as the water isn't frozen. There is both indoor and outdoor seating. Inside is climate-controlled, while passengers outside will get wet, so dress accordingly.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $69; Child (3-12 yrs) $59; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $69|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

    Maid of the Mist

    Maid of the Mist
    (Optional if weather permits) The famous Maid of the Mist boat tour has been around since the 1800s, and is the only way to get truly up close to the falls. The boat drives right into the rapids, and has had many famous guests.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $19.25; Child (6-12 yrs) $11.65; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $19.25|Opening Hours: Apr 29 - Nov 7|Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

    Cave of the Winds

    Cave of the Winds
    The "Cave of the Winds" is a series of walkways outside the American Falls in Niagara, New York. It is at the sight of a former cavern that was closed off in a rockslide in the 1950s.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $19; Child (3-12 yrs) $16; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $19

    Niagara Falls Adventure Theater IMAX

    Niagara Falls Adventure Theater IMAX
    For those who wish to learn more about the geological activity that formed the most compelling natural attraction in the country, this IMAX movie is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the natural and cultural history of the area.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

  • Corning, NY

    Corning, NY
    Corning is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States, on the Chemung River. The population was 11,183 at the 2010 census. It is named for Erastus Corning, an Albany financier and railroad executive who was an investor in the company that developed the community.

    Corning Museum of Glass

    Corning Museum of Glass
    This unique museum in western New York State showcases thousands of objects that illustrate the history of and science behind glassmaking. The museum tour includes live demonstrations by expert glassblowers as well as ancient artifacts.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (Under 12 yrs) Free; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20

Find Closest Pickup
Location Address Departure Return
Flushing, NY 39-10 Main st, Flushing, NY 11354 (HSBC Bank- Flushing, NY ) 6:30am 7:00pm
Brooklyn, NY 6002 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220 (In front of Eye Solutions- Brooklyn, NY ) 6:50am
New York, NY 203 Canal St, New York, NY 10013 7:45am 8:00pm
Jersey City, NJ 100 14th Street, Jersey City, NJ 07310 (Target- Jersey City, NJ ) 8:15am 7:00pm
Parsippany, NJ 792 U.S. 46, Parsippany, NJ 07054 (IHOP- Parsippany, NJ ) 9:00am 7:40pm

*Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

  • The Stop for pick-up only (like Brooklyn), drop off will be at 48 Bowery, NY (Chinatown).

Price Includes

  • 1 night hotel accommodation
  • All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
  • All taxes included

Price Excludes

  • Admission Fees:
    Destination Adult Child Senior
    Corning, NY
    Corning Museum of Glass (Optional) $20 Free (Under 12 yrs) $20 (Over 65 yrs)
    New York, NY
    Secret Caverns (Optional) $18 $10 (6-12 yrs) $18 (Over 65 yrs)
    Niagara Falls, NY
    Cave of the Winds (Optional) $19 $16 (3-12 yrs) $19 (Over 62 yrs)
    Jet Boat Ride (Optional) $69 $59 (3-12 yrs) $69 (Over 65 yrs)
    Maid of the Mist (Optional) $19.25 $11.65 (6-12 yrs) $19.25 (Over 65 yrs)
    Niagara Falls Adventure Movie (Optional) $12 $8 (3-11 yrs) $12 (Over 62 yrs)
    Niagara Falls Illumination (Optional) $30 $25 (3-11 yrs) $30 (Over 65 yrs)
    Niagara Falls Scenic In-Depth Tour (Optional) $45 $35 (3-12 yrs) $43 (Over 65 yrs)
    Thousand Islands
    Thousand Islands Cruise (Optional) $27 $15 (3-11 yrs) $27 (Over 65 yrs)
    • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
    • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
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  • All meals and drinks during the trip, although eating arrangements will be made by your tour guide
  • A mandatory service fee for your tour guide and bus driver (min. $10/day/person)
  • Personal room fees such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/ mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified.
  • Any private expenses.

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    Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to Taketours by email or through web mail at Contact Us .
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    15-30 days or more prior to departure -10% of total purchase amount.
    8-14 days prior to departure - 25% of total purchase amount.
    4-7 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount.
    Within 3 days prior to departure - 100% of total purchase amount.
    Day of departure or no show - 100% per person.
    Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
    Trips require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation. We reserve the right to cancel a schedule trip to fully refund affected customers although tour companies will make every efforts to maintain the normal operation.
    The refund amount will be credited directly to your account. Or the refund can also be forwarded directly to your credit card with a 10% handling fee.
    NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.
  • Itinerary Variations
    We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.
  • Tour Cancellation:
    We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, Taketours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour.. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers.
    We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.

Additional Note

  • A minimum of 20 passengers is required to run the In-Depth Niagara Tour.
  • CITY PASS: Passengers are NOT allowed to use a CITY PASS to purchase tickets for any of the optional sightseeing attractions visited on this tour.
  • Lodging: Single price is for one person staying in one room. Double, Triple and Quadruple prices are for two people, three people and four people staying in one room respectively. Triple and Quad rooms are based on the existing bedding in a room which is 2 double beds.
  • Language: All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour and/or driver guides (English/Chinese). Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours and/or languages may be combined to operate the tours.
  • All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 1-2 business days after booking, please do not book the airline tickets until you received the confirmation.

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  • veokata

    2019-06-26
  • I joined the tour 6/17 with my parents. Tour was very well planned,this is the third time I am visiting Niagara but this is the best.Tour guide Blake took the best care of us.She kindly noticed everyone everything we need with,it helped a lot.She helped us with planning and showing us the best and giving high customer experience,right from the day before to the last day of the tour she ensured everything goes well...unlike earlier tours Blake was so practical and provide genuine information through out the tour...I highly recommend visiting via Blake and the company.Thank you so much!
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  • HAYDEE

    2018-07-11
  • This was an excellent trip.Our trip 7/9-7/10 with Mai Zhang was 5******, he was very caring for all on the tour. I highly recommend it to all. Will def do it again.
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  • salil

    2018-07-10
  • It's a great tour. I really likes it. Tour guide are fantastic. They did great Job.
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  • Nakul

    2017-10-15
  • It was a wonderful tour we had to Niagara Falls and Old Fort. Tour guide was a bit confused about the whole planning but overall we are happy to have taken this tour. My mother-in-law also enjoyed the trip.
  • I recommend this tour! 0 0

  • Jean

    2017-09-05
  • The tour was very refreshing and fun. Our tour guide Rachel Xu made sure we reach attractions quickly to have ample time to enjoy the luscious scenary and have many good places to take pictures. She was very accomedating and hospitle to us and did a wonderful job managing the group. The thousand Island experiance and maid of the mist boat ride were very enjoyable and enlightening. Would really recommend this tour, would definitely come again in the future to see niagara falls beautiful spectacle.
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