Boris is a great tour guide. He was very warm and welcoming, very thorough with instructions and very patient when answering questions. He has a good sense of humor and truly enjoys his job. The tour ... More>>
It was bad luck at the beginning of the trip our bus broke down But luckily we got a new bus from nyc right the way Thanks to our tour guide Max hes so calm and organized everything accordingly So we ... More>>
The trip was very good! We visited a lot of beautiful places! The guide mai was excellent! also the food that he arranged are so good!!!!!!
Boris is a great tour guide. He was very warm and welcoming, very thorough with instructions and very patient when answering questions. He has a good sense of humor and truly enjoys his job. The tour with him was well organized & he was very knowledgeable in every place that we went to. We enjoyed every minute of it ! Highly recommend.
It was bad luck at the beginning of the trip our bus broke down But luckily we got a new bus from nyc right the way Thanks to our tour guide Max hes so calm and organized everything accordingly So we didnt miss anything We enjoy the trip will come back again
We enjoy the tour, will recommend to our friends. The tour is really for sightseeing, and most of the attractions are worth to visit. And most of the passengers on the tour are really respectful, we became friends. Specially thanks to our guide Max and his driver, we had a really organized and smooth tour. Thank you!
our tour guide was boris. not my first time going on this trip but he was a very good tour guide. explained the attractions and directions in both english and chinese very well. i definitely recommend going on this trip. boris has a very happy and nice personality. Can't wait to do more tours from this company!
Our tour guide Boris was great, he kept the running smoothly and on time. He was very knowledgeable about each itenanry location and the diffrent cities. Great sense of humour have us laughing throughtout the tour.
I would totally recommend this tour. Amazing experience for my first time in Canada. Thank you to our tour guide Tim and our driver Kevin. Tim made sure we got enough time to see each attraction, and gave us the full experience. He had everything planned out very well and was organized. Obviously we had to put our part as well, in being on time when he needed us to be. Honestly the best tour guide I've had in my experience of traveling with the company. Definitely hoping to get him as a tour guide again in the future.
It was an very informative, excellent tour guided by Max, driven by Matt! The combination of city sightseeing and nature walks is laudable. The French food in Montreal was not as classy as advertized. I know it was for variation. But if most guests are Asians, i would settle for Chinese buffet which offers a wider array of choices.
The tour was very wonderful and enjoyable. Our guide Max was very friendly and guided us all the days very nicely. We went most off the spots on the beach east coast of Canada . Our driver Matt driver very smoothly. The ride and accommodations was comfortable. The hotels were very good. Overall, we enjoyed the tour so much and will choose this tour next time .
The views as expected are excellent the staff are helpful and friendly, the tower is exceptionally clean. 25 years after my first visit the glass floor still freaks me out. It would be nice to see more about the engineering and construction that went into the tower. Also our tour guide mai zhang and driver are helpful.
I went on this 4-day tour with my parents and was very happy with the overall experience. Our guide, Vicky, was outstanding! She did a great job explaining the sights and made sure that the tour was on schedule. I signed up for all the attractions, but our group was unable to enter Watkins Glen due to flooding concerns. Vicky immediately suggested an alternate tour (Journey Behind the Falls), which was great as well. We were also unable to enter the Aquarium in Toronto due to a private event, and Vicky refunded us the money for this. The accomodations were excellent; the rooms were clean & spacious for the 3 of us.
As a vegetarian, I did not want to sign up for the Toronto Chinese Dinner and a French dinner in Montreal. Vicky was very helpful in suggesting nearby, alternative options. Vicky was super nice in making sure that my parents and I got a nice window seating at the Skylon tower restaurant. Overall, I had a great time on this trip, and many many thanks to Vicky for making our trip so comfortable and pleasant!
We checked the reviews, it all said Max is a good Guide. It's true. From the night before the tour, we asked a lot of questions, we think we did. But he's really patient. We enjoy the tour, especially because of him. Thanks Max.
I had a wonderful trip, tour guide Boris was awesome, would recommend to friends and family. It would help to include tours in price upfront so people know the additional cash needed. Overall it was very informative and fun vacation. Jacqueline
Amazing, entertaining and informative. Boris kept us well infored while making our experience fun and enjoyable. If ur able to do this tour please do so with Boris and Tommy who seem to work very well as a team..Thsnk u for making a memorable experience very unforgettable.
Excellent tour. I would definitely recommend. Our tour guide Boris was great and very knowledgeable about all the places we went to. He took very good care of us and made us all feel comfortable. Out drive Tommy was an excellent driver and very safe. Overall, this was an amazing trip and I had a wonderful time. Can't wait to show family and friends the amazing photos of Niagra Falls, Toronto and Montreal.
Mr. Boris was a very knowledgeable tour guide representative, usually when I travel on vacation it is hit or miss. My family or friends and I book a trip and end up either bored or nervous in a new city or country trying to find our way around. Boris ensured the safety of all the passengers on the bus along with our driver Mr. Tommy who was on point all the time with punctuality. Mr. Tommy loaded paasenfers luggage on the bus as if it was his own. Boris expanded the tours in details from the location, hotel accommodations, best place to buy souvenirs to meals. He kept the guests laughing and wanting more time with the tour. I had and awesome time and will recommend all my friends and family toTake Tours. I wish we had more people like the two of them, vacationing would be so easy. I give Boris and Tommy 5++ stars. I look forward to traveling again with Boris and Tommy.
Tour to Canada with Boris was amazing..Boris really worked hard to ensure a fabulous tour..Now I hope to do more tours with him.i had been to Canad before but did not realize how exciting a tour there would be.I am happy to have experienced it
I had an amazing time on my 4-day tour of Canada with Boris. From beginning to end the trip was full of fun and adventure. Boris was very knowledgeable and his humor kept the time spent interesting. Never a dull moment! I will be requesting him for my next adventure!
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Boris, our tour guide, is very well spoken in both English and Chinese and he has a wealth of knowledge on various tourist attractions on the East Coast. He has an incredible sense of humor which got us through the long bus rides from place to place. We plan to take another tour like this in the future.
Came on the tour a little unsure and worried about the stops, but EVERYTHING was amazing!! I had a blast and learned a bunch of new things. Our tour guide Boris was great, he was very knowledgeable and friendly and kept a smile on our faces everyday! He was also great at keeping a huge crowd prompt and on time with everything so that we can enjoy all the different sights!! I would come back for another tour with Boris and any of the tours in a heartbeat!!
It was an excellent choice. Very economical and enjoyable. The tour guide Max was very good and supportive. The best part is that he listened to our special requests for indian vegetarian meals and selected stop overs accordingly.
This is overall an amazing tour. You can make it as cheap as you want by not doing all of the optional tours but I recommend doing a few especially lunch at Skylon tower (above Niagara Falls), a Niagara river cruise, cn tower in Toronto and the biodome in Montreal is amazing. This tour caters really well for English and Chinese speakers with the tour guide Max Liang able to speak both fluently. I went on my own and had an amazing time but it's even better with a few friends. Great for all generations. The hotels although mainly older in style are clean, safe, comfortable and have free wifi.
Generally good. Responsible tour guide Max and driver Yunfei. Nevertheless, some of the itineraries are not our favourite to visit such as the Olympic site in Montreal. Would prefer touring Quebec city instead of Montreal.
Hi this is Abdul salam and my wife went to trip for 4 days Canada tour ...that was fantastic tour where I seen that was our first tripe to Canada..tour guide Max Liang was very good ...I enjoyed this tour very much! We got to see a lot of Canada. It was well organized and our tour guide was very knowledgable. We got to see many beautiful places. I will definitely say the highlight of my trip was the Niagara Falls. The hotels we stayed at were nice. You do get to choose what attractions you want to go to for the most part which makes it affordable. I would highly recommend booking this trip.
The tour is better than we expected, will recommend to our friends. Canadian Niagara Falls are beautiful, especially on skylon. And thanks our tour guide Max Liang. Professional and informative and kindness.
Eddie, the tour guide was great! I definitely want to go another tour with him. He was extremely helpful and friendly. Andy, the driver also did a great job getting us every where safely and on time. My friends and I had a wonderful time seeing new places and taking pictures. My only issue was the last hotel we stayed in Montreal. I think the company needs to consider another place to stay the last night.
Small group is always better and the people in this tour are just good. our tour guide/mai zhang is so organized and detail that we were able to enjoy our tour better. Also our driver is such a smooth operator. It could have been perfect if we had good weather in montreal.
We are very happy with the Canada 4 day tour and especially with Max leader of the tour who was really an excellent and helpful guide We also are very happy with the performance of the driver of the tour
The tour was amazing. We had an amazing time going to all the locations that were apart of the guide. Max Liang, the tour guide, and Tina, the bus driver were extremely helpful and always had such a wonderful spirit to be around. I definitely recommend this tour for anyone that wants to get to know Canada. If you follow along with what is suggested then you will have the best experience!
The tour was very good, very organized. Mars (our tour guy) was excellent. He organized everything very good and on time. He cared about everyone, even in a restaurant Mars checked if everyone had the right order. He is just amazing and caring person.
A must do experience. A bit pricey but you will enjoy it. The views as expected are excellent the guide are helpful and friendly, the tower is exceptionally clean. 25 years after my first visit the glass floor still freaks me out. thanks to our guide mai.
our tour guide mai zhang was well organized and made sure we got to every attraction on time and didn't waste anytime in long lines. The places we visited were nice and fun. I will definitely buy another tour with TakeTours because their customer service is very helpful.
Me and my husband went for this tour on 03/07/2019. Our tour guide Wendy and driver Tim both were very professional and very informative and friendly.
It was my second time tour with Wendy, she was very nice.
Tour is very resonable and a must try tour.
We had a good time, enjoyed this tour alot.
Wendy tour guide and Tim the driver both were very professional and very informative.
It was my 2nd time to this tour with Wendy, me and my husband had an amazing time.
Tour is very reasonable. A must visiting experience. Highly recommended.
Boris was our tour guide, we highly recommend him, because he is so organized and knowledgeable. The tour was very cheap and the hotels were really good. We took all the attractions except the meals and I recommend them. We hope to see Boris soon, on another tour.
Great tour, got to see so many wonderful places! Our guide, Boris, was knowledgeable, friendly and so well organized. My friends and I enjoyed the trip very much and would take another tour having Boris as our guide!
Tour was great. I took it for the third time. The service has been improved so much! The tour guide Cecilia is very kind and professional. The hotel was clean. We are happy in the whole 2 days tour. I will come back again next year
Our driver Orlando is very fun to talk with. I wish I have time to get to know Cecilia more. But she is a very hard working lady. always taking care of everyone. I wished company allowed us to bring coffee on the bus. Please let people to have a coffee break.
i will recommend this tour to anyone,tour guide mai were excellent and very cooperative. Accommodation was very good and had ample time to visit the places. The only problem we had is of food as we are vegetarian and in montreal we coudnt find any veg food
My Best Friend and I took up this tour package and I would recommend this to all of you. All because Boris, our tour guide is so handsome, awesome and so helpful throughout the trip!!! He was so attentive to everyone's needs and accommodating to every request. We were so refreshed when we got back to NYC. Boris arranged everything for all of us and he knows the places very well. Even the people who worked at the attractions in Canada talked to him and treated him like a long-time friend. Boris is knowledgeable and we like him a lot. We will either do this tour again in the future (of course, only if Boris is our tour guide) or take up more tours.
Really well done ane reasonably priced 4-day trip to Canada. Packed with attractions. Nice hotels on the way and very friendly and organised guide tour mai. We had an impression with my wife that the whole trip lasted much longer
It is amazing that in 4 days we did so many things and visited so many places in Canada and also upstate New York. Max was a wonderful tour guide - knowledgeable, patient, and great at keeping everything on track. We also enjoyed meeting different people on the tour. Wrapping up the trip with Ausable Chasm, a wonder of nature, made us very happy.
I had this tour last week and it was a blast. Our tour guide, Boris, is very professional in how he handles everyone and every situation during the trip. He is friendly, knowledgeable and funny. He made sure we got to see as many attractions as possible even though the weather was not cooperating. To be honest, I wish the trip was longer. But it's fine since we only had four days and we had to spend most of the time in the bus. The bus driver is professional as well. Overall, this is a really great tour. I would definitely recommend this tour.
I went to the trip with my family, and we had an amazing time in the Canadian cities. Our tour guide Vicky was doing a marvellous job telling us about the citites, and helping us with any thing that we needed help with. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and I would certainlly recommend it!
I went on this 4 day tour trip to Canada with my family it was awesome . we all loved it . Vicky the tour guide person was really really helpful and was explaining every thing thoroughly. also the driver Angela she was a really good driver and patient with everyone .I would 10/10 recommend those people and this trip especially if you are on a budget. The hotels were great and overall it was so much fun.
I and my mom take a vacation on this tour. We are very appreciated to Boris,the tour guide for his responsibility and knowledgeable, and tour arrangement. The hotel was very nice and comfortable. Good itinerary and there have enough time to travel by ourselves. So we highly recommend this tour.
Excellent tour, money well spend. Our tour guide - Boris, was an excellent help, very knowledgeable and had a lot of patience, Boris did an excellent job keeping everything together. Orlando the Bus driver, was very kind and cordial. I would certainly do this again.
The tour was great. Our tour guide Boris was a very good leader. He was kind to everyone. Also he had knowledge about every place we had visited. Not only that, he respected all of the elderly people. He always made us come back on time to visit the other attractions. Boris was never mean to anyone. He was very kind.I recommend to have Boris as your tour guide and I hope he gets to meet more people and take them to different attractions.
Our tour guide Boris is great. He was a great leader. Also, he had a lot of knowledge about all the places we visited. Not only that he was very kind to everyone. Boris also stayed back to help many people. Personally, I think that Boris should be our tour leader every time we go on a different tour. Thank you very much Boris.
I went on my tour last month at the end of June and I had an amazing time. Our tour guide Vicky was great. While the hotel accommodations were not always the best, for what you pay for for the package with the hotel included is a great deal. I would definitely recommend this tour.
We just went back from our 4 days tour. We had a wonderful time in Canadian cities and experienced many famous attractions. We were very satisfied with our stays during our tour. We stayed in exceptionally clean rooms which were spacious for us. And the food was well arranged. Both tour guide Max and driver Dymous were very friendly and made the experience exceptional! I will absolutely choose Taketours next time!
We made all of our tour arrangements through TakeTours, and everything went so well. Their gracious & professional customer services helped to make our holidays fantastic. Both my friend and I will never forget this trip. Especially thanks to our guide Max. He's a really kind and sweet man. Thanks so much for your arrangement.
Starting with the booking and going through with the tour, we had an amazing experience. The tour guide Max was very responsive and had deep knowledge. The hotels were very comfortable and accommodating. The best part of the tour was the shuttle transfers and it was very well co-ordinated. The Niagara tour was the best experience I had.
A very wonderful week with a fabuloso tour guide Max! He was knowledgeable, informative, entertaining & fun! I will recommend this tour to anyone, especially if you have 'Super Max' as the tour guide!! Worth every penny!!
My tour was from 6/28/18 to 7/1/18. It was extremely fun given that the tour guide (Mr Max) and the group was a bunch of fun loving people to begin with. My wife and I had thoroughly enjoyed our time there Max was extremely good in providing us information along the way and had taken care of the group extremely well.
Our tour guide Max and driver Dymous played an extremely important part in making our tour one of the most memorable one. Max's patience combined with an amazing personality managed the group so professionally while also attending to personal needs as they arose. He communicated so well giving enough informational and time for us to manage ourselves on this tour. We covered so much in the last three days and this is largely owed to the driver and Max.
Our driver was equally amazing by playing such an important part in ensuring our safe travels. Always on time and alert we felt very safe at all times on the road. May I also mention his dedication and commitment to his job by presenting himself with a smile.
Many thanks to both of you for daring tour time and giving us the care to make this tour a memorable one.
With much appreciation, Shaila and Derick from New Zealand.
Our tour guide Boris was an excellent leader. I've taken many tours and so far he was the best tour guide. He was very friendly and knowledgeable about each cities and attractions. He made sure we were always on time. He went above and beyond to satisfy us during our last Canada Trip, especially the elderly people. I highly recommend Boris and hope he gets to serve more and more people.
Boris, our tour guide was very good, he was very nice and responsible. He has lots of experience so he was able to give very good explanations of all the places. We had over 50 people, and he was very timely and kept everyone together very well. I think his experience helped everyone cooperate and be on time in order for us to be on schedule. His Chinese and English is also very good and understandable. The driver, Oscar, was a very good driver, we felt very safe and comfortable with him the whole time. The itinerary was enjoyable and introduced us to some things we wouldnâ€™t have experienced without this tour. The only bad thing was the hotels which was very hit or miss and one was quite dirty, but for how low the price is for the tour, itâ€™s understandable. Overall the tour was a very good experience and the tour guide was very nice. Would travel again.
Overall the trip is good, not too rushed. We enjoyed all the stops - did not participate in most of the optional activities and instead explored on our own. We traveled in a smaller bus with only 13 people but was asked to sit in the uncomfortable back row twice (even though our tour guide said we would rotate each week to make it fair). Our tour guide, Mai, was professional but did not interact/engage with the guests throughout most of the trip, which was unfortunate. The hotels were decent, can't complain. We really enjoyed the walkins glen park and thousand islands boat ride! Highly recommend those!
Unfortunately, due to the weather conditions, we miss CN tower and Aquarium, but still enjoy the tour. Thank you Max, He is so kind and professional tour guide. No matter the people join the attraction or not, he still takes good care of them.
First time on this tour and enjoyed it to the full. My teen boy and my 9 y/o also had a great time. We signed up for everything. Out tour guide, Max Liang, was very informative and attentive at all times. The driver engaged my son too, which made it most enjoyable. Met many people from all parts of the world. I am glad we spent time on this activity. Will definitely tour again!
Overall great tour experiences. Tour guide, Jupiter, was knowledgeable: and very organized. He made us sign a song to whoever comes into bus at last passenger at every attraction that we stop to visit: I think it was a great idea for customers to be on time, and creating a fun environment.
Driver TJ is on time always, driving safe and sound to all location for us.
We were all sleeping on bus: yet, TJ sipped coffee, and keep driving for us.
We had 36 people group: so, it was right amount for the trip.
It might have been a totally different experience if we were to have full passengers on the bus, on this four days/three nights trip to Canada/NY.
I would recommend the trip: and
Jupiter legend is a very reasonable tour guide with many accommodations to his customers.
The guid tried to be care of the itinerary so we are almost on time. and eventhough i am not good english speaker but i can understand his explain. Especially when he told us about the time that we should come together, he told it repeatly so i was able to understand the schduel. I am sorry that i couldnt ride a niagara falls boat, but i and my friend loved this trip.
The tour has visited many interested attractions in Canada. The tour guy, Boris, can speak well both Chinese and English. He is very friendly, knowledge, and nice person. He arranged all events very well. It was a wonderful tour for my family during Spring Break.
We were occasionally assigned the back seat, and we travel with our baby. Were so worried about it at the beginning. But our guide worried about our baby as well. He went to the back seat and check hows our baby doing. Such a mindful tour guide. We absolutely come back for you again.
Actually, I'm a travel coordinator from Australia. I took the tour to see if Canada is good for Australian tourists. The answer is Yes. The itinerary was organized well, the tour guide(Max) is professional and kind to everyone. He even lead to sing a song for somebody's birthday. I definitely will bring more people back to the tour.
We are the family who travel with our friends ( they are second time to join this tour). What coincidence is the guide is the same one as their first tour. They said that Max was really nice guide . And you really are, we all satisfied your service, we rate five stars for you.
excellent organisation of trip and all the attractions.
Guide was so helpful and made the entire trip so comfortable.
Its a total value for money trip, would like to go for other tours in near future also
Unforgettable tour. Our guide, Aaron was really nice, patient, and friendly and so was our driver, Hemero (very good driver as well). Tour was very organized; I really liked all the attractions -- well done!!! Highly recommend. I'll definitely book with TakeTours again.
A wonderful experience made even better by our tour guide Boris. The itinerary for the tour is a perfect combination of excitement, fun and information. Boris made the trip feel like a breeze with his good coordination, time management and friendliness. we had enough time to explore all the attractions without waiting in big lines or feeling bored. Thanks to the expert bus driver the tour did not seem long at all. I highly recommend this tour. And I highly recommend Boris as a perfect tour guide.
The attractions is good , the food is good too, just the hotel is so so... but overall, it's good tour with this price. Hope to see our guide Max again. A professional guy with really good personality.
Max is an awesome tour guide. He was able to provide necessary information to enjoy our tour. His direction and time schedule was pretty good. We really had a good time with him. Thanks again Max for your outstanding Job!!!
This was my first bus tour and it won't be my last. I had such a good time and I wouldn't be able to do everything I did without the bus tour. I went to Niagara Falls, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and a few places upstate New York. I saw so much of Canada in just four days. It was an amazing trip and I met amazing people in Canada and on the bus. I'm a new traveler but this trip so far tops it. Wendy was a great tour guide and made sure everything ran smoothly and we were on time. Her "da da da da" wake up call was hilarious. Also, her singing was an extra treat and I can tell she really enjoys it. I would definitely recommend this trip to a friend and family members. It's a great way to meet people and to see so much in a little amount of time. Ended up going July 1st to July 4th. During those dates so much was happening between Canada Day and Fourth of July weekend. We had a very busy trip and I love every single moment of it. I hope to meet my bus buddies again in the future. If anyone is looking to travel again please feel free to message me. Xoxo
This is very organized tour, I went with family, we really enjoyed, kids ware having fun time. My tour guide was Max, he is very friendly and explained very well, he has very good understanding of the places. Hotels are not that good, but it is ok for few days, I recommend this tour for others too.
My father and I went on this tour last week our bus driver was Edgar and tour guide Aaron. Both great fun, Aaron was very helpful and did a good job keeping everyone on time and was very friendly. The tour was great we saw so much in only 4 days, definitely worth it.
Accommodation was average-good as expected on a coach tour.
I have recommended this tour to my other family members as for the price it is great fun
I recently returned from my tour....my tour guide was VIVIAN and bus driver was LEE... they both get five stars....
I enjoyed my tour....and i would do it again.
must shout out to john from thundering waters live show.....
all the attractions was great hotels were comfortable.... all in all this tour was great....im touring again in June!!!
I highly recommend this trip to anyone but maybe not in the winter. Boris, our tour guide was amazing - a friendly, informative, nice guy. I am so happy he was our tour guide and I plan on taking a trip with him as a tour guide in the future! Being a tour guide is not easy especially in below freezing temperatures! My boyfriend and I loved this tour! We got to see so many great sights. Our driver, Stanley was also really great. He drove us all over Canada through all the hours of the day. It was a great experience to go around the holidays. The lights were so nice and there were so many photo opportunities although it was freezing. I don't know how Boris walked around with us for hours in the cold while talking about the different landmarks. I liked that we saw Niagara Falls at night and during the day - it looks totally different. I enjoyed the French restaurant in Montreal too - the service was quick and gave us the chance to walk around Montreal. I created a video of our trip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf7WFXNrhns&feature=youtu.be .
Such a great trip with a great tour guide & driver!!! :)
Thanks for this video. We loved it and shared it on our FB page for everyone to enjoy it. You guys are too cute! :)
I took the 4 Day Niagara Falls, Toronto, Montreal Tour from New York tour Aug 8-11, 2016 with my 20-year-old twins and 9 year old. I did a lot of research prior to booking and although I was a little apprehensive given all of the negative reviews I read, I felt I knew exactly what to expect and was determined to make the best of it. However, I'm happy to say, this trip exceeded our expectations! Our original plan was to drive the exact route but, besides the unbeatable price (one of us went for free as it was Buy 2 Get 1 free), I decided the drive was just going to be too much and booked the tour instead. Boy am I glad I did! There is no way we would have done half of the things we did had I driven instead.
Our tour was organized by L&L Travel- a Chinese company. Of the 51 passengers on our bus, I am pretty sure we (and one other gentleman) were the only non-Asian people on the bus but it was really not an issue for us. Tom announced everything in easy-to-understand English first and then translated to Chinese. I am not sure if it was a cultural thing or perhaps just the language barrier, but some of the other passengers did come across a little rude at times. Our bus did not have wi-fi or charging stations (it was too old) but we were prepared with chargers and movies to watch. We also brought small pillows and blankets which were able to leave on the bus in our assigned seats whenever we got off. Our bus did have a bathroom but we were asked not to use it except for an emergency which was appreciated by all given that the waste has nowhere to go and would remain on the bus. This was not a problem for anyone as we stopped every two hours for a bathroom break when driving for long stretches.
Our tour guide was Tom and he was GREAT! He was very organized and everything was planned and timed perfectly. He was great at keeping us informed about what to expect, where to go and when to be back. Luckily we had a good group on our bus who stuck to the schedule because I could see how being late could throw off an entire day. Our bus driver was Pablo. He was also fantastic. Tom and Pablo worked great together and I couldn't have asked for a better team. We were lucky enough to get to sit in the front of the bus by Tom and Pablo so we got to talk to them over the four day trip and ask questions whenever we had them. Tom called the night before our tour to confirm and ask about tour travel documents and he also provided some fun facts about things we drove by along the way.
As for money, I did not bring or exchange for CAN$ while we were there but in retrospect, I probably should have. Most places took my VISA card which automatically does the exchange with no fee (some do charge a fee so check with your issuer first), but there were several instances where I had to use cash and although they took US$ they did not take it at the exchange rate, nor did they give me change in US$, so I ended up paying more than I should have. Although we could have walked, we opted to take a taxi from our hotel to see Niagara Falls in Canada at night. It was a long day with a lot of walking and we had to be up early. We also took a taxi while we were in Chinatown as we didn't eat with the tour (based on the reviews). We ended up walking pretty far from the drop-off and ate at a place with semi-slow service so we took a taxi so we weren't late getting back to the bus. We also ate at a few street places that didn't or wouldn't take my VISA card.
The first motel we stayed at was the Universal Inn just outside of Niagara Falls ON. It was a little run down and there were stains on the rug, but the wifi worked, the TV worked and the beds were comfortable. The second night we stayed at Quality Hotel in Toronto. The beds were comfortable but our room was all the way in a corner so the wifi didn't really work. It worked in the lobby though so we used it there. The last night we stayed at a Comfort Inn in Laval QC which was changed from the Sandman Hotel in Longueuil QC: the wifi worked and beds were very comfy.
The first morning we had to be at the bus at 7:45am, but the second morning we needed to be on the bus by 5:30am in order to drive the 2+ hours to Thousand Islands for the breakfast cruise. The last morning we had to be on the bus at 6am because the change in our hotel put us 45 minutes further away. Getting up so early wasn't fun but being able to nap on the bus and getting to see so much in 4 days made it well worth it.
Customs was a breeze for us. On the way in we got off of the bus and walked through. On the way home we stayed on the bus and an agent came on and collected our travel documents. About 15 minutes later he brought them back and we were done. The weather cooperated for us. It was a little warm but the only rain we had was on the ride home and it was overcast on our breakfast cruise.
The attractions we paid for were: Watkins Glen State Park, Hornblower Niagara Cruise, Skylon Revolving Restaurant Lunch, CN Tower, and Thousand Islands Cruise Breakfast. I recommend them all. The only one I wish we would have done was Ausable Chasm but it was not listed on the itinerary I printed out (either was the French dinner in Montreal)so I didn't know what it was about until we got there.
If I had to mention any criticisms it would be the lack of options in Montreal. Olympic Stadium was disappointing and there wasn't much around to do instead. But there was a cafe, a cute little interactive animal attraction that my 9 year old enjoyed and there was wifi for my 20 year olds, so no one really complained. Although The Thousand Island boat tour was one of the highlights for me, the breakfast they served was not very good but I would still recommend it for the experience. (The coffee was great though!) The CN Tower was also a little disappointing after the Skylon Tower.
Regarding complaints I've read in several other reviews:
Hidden Fees/Service fee $8 per day per person: I had no problems understanding this was expected when I booked our tour and thus found no hidden fees or unexpected charges. I also don't think it is too much to ask. But then again, my tour guide and driver were fantastic so I didn't have a problem with it. I also gave them both an additional tip when the tour was over.
Having to pay additional for attractions: I don't understand how people would think that the small amount we paid would include so much. Yes, it adds up to quite a bit more but you do not have to participate in everything. We were in no way forced or shamed into buying any attractions, let alone all of the options.
Watkins Glen is free to enter but we were charged $10 each: people need to understand that this company is in business to make money, not break even! They could have brought us somewhere else that does charge us to get in but Watkins Glen is not something you would want to miss. It takes a lot of work to organize these tours. Finding the best hotel deals, timing the attractions to avoid the lines, training the tour guides, hiring buses, dealing with the unexpected and much more we don't even know about are all part of a service we are paying for. Just the fact that they had us start at the top of the gorge and walk down 832 steps rather than walk up was well worth that $10 to me!
All in all, we had a great time and we are all glad we didn't drive.
This was such an awesome trip. You get to see so many things and places in such a short amount of time. Our tour leader was Faith, she is awesome. She knows exactly how much time we needed at each attraction, where we can get good food to eat, what to eat. She was always there to help us. She was so patient and helpful. I wish I can have her on every tour. I am looking forward to booking more tours with TakeTours.
Out tour leader was Faith. She was really awesome. She did everything so perfectly. I would want her as my tour leader for all the tours. She knew exactly where to go and what to do. Helped us a lot with everything. She didn't let us waste out time. She gave details on what to see. Had an amazing tour with my brother. We got to see so many things at this short amount of time. Really worth the money. You don't really need Canadian money but you should in case some restaurant or stores takes US dollar as Canadian money so you end up paying more.
I took this tour on 3/14/16, and we were really enjoyed the tour and had a lot fun. Our tour guide is Mai Zhang, a very young and profession tour guide. We loved the meals, the views and also our lovely tour guide!!!!!Recommend to take this tour!!
A recommended tour if you want a brief visit to Niagara Falls, Ottawa and Montreal. Tour guide Wendy Wen and bus driver Chris had done a wonderful job during our tour from 15 - 18 Feb 2016. Wendy had given her best and take good care for all her customers. As for extras cost on the 8 tour sites, it depends on your whims and fancy. I only take the lunch at Skylon Tower and the French dinner in Montreal. It's nice!
We took a 4-day Canada tour. It was wonderful. Our tour guide was Wendy. She was super friendly and very accommodating; however, there was a lack of communication. The tour was Chinese audience oriented and we had a small problem understanding. Also, the Thundering Water show and Niagara Falls IMAX were amateur and disappointing. I wish we could have filled that time with some other activities. Despite this, we had an awesome time and would recommend TakeTours to friends!
This trip is made for when you want a short getaway. Of course there is a lot of traveling around and a lot on the itinerary. You will need to bring cash. Notes: Don't eat at any of the fancy buffets, they are not worth it. Also, the Skylon Tower food is bad, just go to observe it. Wendy was a great tour guide. Her singing was good and you'll love the way she wakes the bus up.
I recently went on the 4 day Niagara and Toronto trip. We had an excellent trip and would highly recommend it to anyone who has not seen Canada. I especially enjoyed the 1000 Island boat ride and the Grand Canyon. The tour guide "Faith" was excellent as was the bus driver.
I went with my daughter and wife. Itinerary was good. Tour guide was friendly but repeats every simple sentence 3,4 times in English and than 3,4 times in Chinese. We could not visit one New York's state parks due to rain, but the tour guide immediately refunded whoever purchased that option. Overall it was worth it. I'll take another tour if I get a couple of days vacation next year :-).
It was a great trip with a professional driver and nice tour guide. The itinerary was good, just no time to stay in the city. We really enjoyed as much as the money spent. Thank you, we'll book another tour for sure.
We really enjoyed this trip! It was the third one we had done with TakeTours. The tour guide, Faye, was super nice and knew a lot of details about our destinations. Josh, the bus driver also was very friendly and drove safely all the way.
I really liked the Chinese dinner as well, because I had never eaten authentic Chinese food in the authentic Chinese way ;)
Thank you, Faye, for always being patient and making this 4-day-trip a memorable experience!
Carola & Jenny
Excellent tour for the kind of money we paid. Excellent tour guide, Ms. Faith. We had enough time to see all the attractions and eat. Hotels were very good except at Niagara Falls stay. I strongly recommend this tour.
My friend and I enjoyed the tour a lot. It was very fun, but was quite a rush too. The sightseeing locations were very interesting. The hotels were good given the price that we paid. The tour guide, Faith, is also very nice and helpful. She helped us with transportation and even currency exchange.
Our 4 days tour to Canada was awesome. Our tour guide (Lawrence) and driver (Matt) were fantastic. The trip was amazing, exciting and well organized. I was amazed of how much of Canada we got to see in 4 days. The attractions were good. Lunch on the revolving restaurant at Skylon Tower and breakfast on the boat on 1000 island. Great experience. Highly recommend this tour. Thanks!!!
I had such an amazing time. It was a birthday trip that I spent with 21 other people for 4 days. I was able to experience the multiple cities and experience all in 4 short days. The tours guide was able to translate everything in two different languages. Please be advises the the excursions are a package deal and work better by paying the one lump sum. If there is a list of sites just add up all the prices and add about $50 to it because the deal includes a few meals. I think the trip was amazing, exciting, and wonderful. Also remember there is a lot of walking too. Wear the right shoes!
The tour was great, it catered mostly to the Chinese population and as a result the only draw back I had was most of the food stops were Chinese. Attractions were good, hotels were good, and our tour guide Wendy was simple great. She knew everything inside and out, great job Wendy!
I was with 11 other New York City teachers on this 4-Day Canada Tour. We enjoyed it so much and our tour guide, Wendy, was very accommodating and helpful.
The places were good. I will recommend this tour to my other friends.
The tour was good, the tour guide Dolkar was very nice with every one in the group. The only problem was in the bus, the door of the bathroom was locked so the driver had to stop every 2 or 3 hours to let the people use the bathroom of any store in the way.
The tour was good although there were itineraries that were cancelled because they were not opened yet. The tour guide Wendy is friendly and accommodating. I recommend this tour to friends.
We had fun.
My family and I went on the 4 day trip to Canada. Friends told me that the Chinese is no good but to my better judgement I choose them anyway. The trip was well organized & the added expenses were good. We had a great crew and we were always on time. The sites visited will always be memorable. And,Faye the tour guide was fantastic. She has great knowledge of the history and places on the itinerary. Highly recommended
All I can say is that we were amazed and surprised after all the bad reviews we had read about chinese touring companies. the tour was really organized,
accommodation was up to our expectations. all in all i highly recommend this tour .
I had a 4 days tour to Canada with my parents, fye was out tour guide and she was tacking care of everything , we have visited a lot places and we used every minutes our trip, I would consider to travel with you guys in future.
Very good experience, I went with my son and his wife. We visited all the places they advertised. Tour guide good friendly sometimes, of course they care more about Chinese people if you don't buy all the tickets to visit places they don't like it, even though is optional. we all enjoyed this trip.
We went on a 4 day trip to Canada, it was great even though we had an inconvinience it was well handled by the driver Juan and the tourist Sandy. Will definitely do it again. Will recommend to my friends. Thank you
The tour was good, points of interest well chosen. The bus driver George was nice. Tour guide Sandy was very professional, tried her best to please everyone esp. when the bus broke down. Despite an almost 6 hours wait to get another bus Sandy was able to take us to at least 2 itinerary for that day. She is a well qualified employee that stands for her company but at the same time take care of the tour group. We were able to go to all the areas except for Ausable chasm due to heavy rain. I applaud Sandy. Job well done. Tour was fun and very informative
The tour guide Sandy worked very hard to get problem resolved.She was able to deliver and was very concerned for her tour group. She had good knowledge of the points of interest and was good in alloting times for each one of them. The schedule was on time till we got to the 3rd day when our bus broke down! We had to wait for 3 hours to have the bus company send a replacement bus and that would have been acceptable (what can we do,?)but the replacement bus went to another part of New York so we ended up waiting for almost 3 hours more. We were tired,hungry and missed a perfect day to do our tour. By the time the bus came it was foggy, raining a little bit and we didnt have time to enjoy 1 place since it was dark, we are all tired and upset.Despite all these our tour guide Sandy was GREAT!
Amazing Tour!!! Our Guide, Steve, was a sweet heart and the driver was a real trooper, they both worked so hard to make our trip unforgettable and they succeeded!! I recommend this tour 1000 times, it was so great! I do not recommend you to go if you dont have at least 2 days to rest after you come home. I'm tired as HELL but soooo happy!!!! Thanks!!
Enjoyed the 3 day tour seeing Corning Glass, Niagara Falls, Toronto, 1000 Islands. Lunch in the revolving restaurant at Skylon tower and breakfast on the 1000 island cruise were great. Chinese restaurants had fantastic buffets. Accommodation was good. We were lucky to have fireworks when we arrived at Niagara Falls. I do not recommend IMAX. Tour guide was lovely. Thankyou for organising a great trip!
The tour was very good. I was concerned about traveling with young children but they also had a good time. The tour guide was great and very informative. We really enjoyed the tour and would travel with this company again.
We went for a four day tour to Canada and it was awesome.. I brought with me my 3 kids and they had a good time as well. They reversed our trip instead of Niagara first it went to Montreal which is ok. All in all we had a good time. Our tour guide is Wendy and bus driver Susan.They were a good team. I just wished that they have more better selections of restaurants stops because not all of us who travels are chinese.. They always have chinese buffet they should give us a chance to explore ohter restaurants specially in Chinatown Toronto. We were gonna walk around in Chinatown but we got stucked eating Chinese food because we already paid for it. But the food was really good in that restaurant I just wished that we were given time to explore more..But that's all. other than that it went well. The hotels are decent Except for the Montreal part when I used the hair dryer and the coffe maker at the same time the light in the whole room went out/tripped. But they fixed it right away.I will surely do more trips with this tour company. Thanks for the fun and the joy we shared together.
The tour was better than I expected. The tour guide spoke chinese mainly but I knew that so I was prepared. If you just want a sample of Canada for cheap then I would recommend this tour. The hotels were decent enough but nothing to write home about. Be prepared for all the fees like mandatory service fee plus all kinds of conversion fee and canadian tax, parking fee(yes parking fee!!) etc. My itinirary was reversed without notification and the bus was one hour late the date of pick up other than that it was pretty good.
I liked this tour very much. Prior to booking the tour I was concerned with how the bus ride would be. My advice is try to bring your own movies onto the bus. The bus ride was a lot easier than I thought it would be. The tour guide Wendy and the Driver Peter were very good and I was simply amazed at how much of Canada we got to see in only four days. The price is good and the service is very good. This was really a bargain and gave us memories that will last a lifetime. I highly recommend this tour and Gotobus.com
The tour is excellent. the bus is very comfortable and has a dvd player. The tour guide Wang is good. He is helpful. he speaks English and Chinese. His English is serviceable. The hotels are exceptionable for the price. The bus always stops by Chinese restaurants but there are alternatives located close by. Overall it was worth it.
Faye was our tour guide, her sophisticated manner lead the tour traveling smoothly and timely. Since she had excellent fluency in languages she could introduce the attractions well. She managed the unexpected events very well. After the tour we did not miss any attractions on the itinerary. Thank you tn everyone on the bus, especially Faye and the driver Gorge.
This trip was one to never forget. There were nonstop activities throughout and the tour guide, Mei Mei, was delightful. I met get great friends on the tour and really had a great time! For the price, you just cant beat it. I plan to try the LA tour next ;-) Thank you GOTOBUS for the good times!
4 day tour to Canada was excellent. Guide (Faye) and Driver were very good. Hotels were an excellent value. Felt that the tour of Corning Glass was too rushed and could be omitted and use the time elsewhere.
We have recently returned from the 4 day Canada tour and we absolutely loved it. It was great value for money. The hotels we stayed in were of good quality and May, who was our tour guide was fantastic. She was very professional and informative and also good fun. Our driver was also excellent We would highly recomend this tour. Thanks for a great 4 days
All in all very good value for the price! Feedback to Tour Operator: I would skip Montreal as we only went to Olympic Stadium and 1 church but didn't see anything of the city. Or: Skip Olympic Stadium and do city tour instead. Allow more time in Ottawa (only 30min stop) Hotels were great (exc. bed bugs at Radisson Toronto) Guides (Sandy and May) were very friendly and very willing to keep everybody happy. Some people would have wanted more information on the attractions. Provide driver and guides with exact driving instructions. Lost our way and lost a little time. Give people time to experience attractions and cities on their own (for those who want). Despite the big group (51 passengers) it was a great experience! Thanks!
The tour to Canada was great! We did so much in four days and it wasn't tiring or too much driving at all. Things were very well spaced out. They managed to take us to most of the best attractions in a convenient way. Our hotels were all great too. Our tour guide, Angie was very patient and sweet and was always ready to help answer our questions and take care of whatever we needed. Gotobus.com is great and I have recommended it to a lot of people.
We came back last April 8,2010 from 4 days Canada tour with my husband and 3 boys and all enjoyed a lot. This is our 1st time to experience and we liked it specially we had good, friendly, understanding tourist guide Wendy Wen and her assistant and a excellent driver Marcus they very good. When I go to tour again we want to be with Wendy. We had nice hotel but my concern is the hotel we went in Montreal its nice but there is no water fountain or vending machine inside the hotel nor anybody in the reception area where to ask since my boys are hungry and thirsty in the middle of the night that we did not anticipate or else we should buy something before we check in other than that everything is great.
I would just like to say that my boyfriend, daughter and I just came back from the 4 day tour of Canada and we could not have asked for a better tour guide than Wendy Wen! She was absolutely informative, on point and very friendly. The driver Marcus was also great. We actually came into this trip with low expectations but we were blown away with the great customer service they provided. The only things I would definitely change are to have a variety of food choices, arrive at the hotel a little earlier and provide more rest time. But all in all, we enjoyed our trip. Thank you so much!!!