Niagara Falls and nearby Toronto are popular travel destinations favored by people the world over and with so much to see and do it’s easy to understand why.
Toronto, a truly world-class city, is home to over 100 cultures with many ethnic neighborhoods and fantastic opportunities for dining and shopping. This friendly city is the largest in Canada and provides a wide range of sophisticated entertainment.
A Theatre scene rivaled only by that of NYC and London provides many choices. There are excellent museums of history, fine art and science including the renowned Ontario Science Center, film and music festivals. Toronto has an excellent park system with miles of waterfront, beaches, boardwalks and trails as well as lots of other opportunities for family fun and recreation.
Niagara Falls is one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. Visitors will delight in the spectacle of the falls by day or night and enjoy nature’s more delicate side while walking through a tapestry of flowering parks and gardens, bountiful orchards and lush rolling hills gracefully set down between the shores of two Great Lakes. Enjoy the drama and thunderous magnitude of the falls and the spellbinding swirl of the whirlpool right up close in the Maid of the Mist, Spanish Aero Car and Whirlpool Jet Boats rides.
Maid of the Mist
This spectacular ride aboard the ship, Maid of the Mist, takes you up close and beneath the majestic falls.
Watch the falls light up in an impressive display of color and light.
Spanish Aero Car
The best way to see Niagara’s fascinating Whirlpool is from high overhead – aboard the world famous Niagara Whirlpool Aero Car. Located 4.5 kilometers (3 miles) North of the Falls, suspended from sturdy cables, the Niagara Whirlpool Aero Car offers a wonderful view.
Take the yellow bug (exterior glass encased elevator) to the top observation deck or the revolving dining room. On a clear day a visitor can see a hundred miles.
See more, hear more, feel more — IMAX is the ultimate movie experience. With crystal clear images up to eight stories high, and wrap-around digital surround sound, IMAX takes you to places you only imagined.
Whirlpool Jet Boat
At Niagara Falls, the free-falling water transforms into a mighty river, flowing through a majestic river canyon. Everyone, ages 6-90 (current record holder is 94), will discover the world famous rapids, stone-walled canyon, and legendary Whirlpool. Accessible only by powerful jet boats, this hour of adventure will fascinate and exhilarate.
See the hydro electric power plant- an impressive engineering wonder.
Journey Behind the Falls and Great Gorge Adventure Park
Feel The Thunder as you emerge far below the rim of the gorge. You’ve journeyed deep within to touch the heart of Niagara. Before you, the mighty river explodes after free-falling more than thirteen stories. The sound is deafening, the sight, awe-inspiring.
Niagara Parks Botanical Garden
Explore the gardens, butterfly conservatory, migratory birds and learn about the fascinating ecology of the Niagara region.
Niagara River Recreation Trail
The Niagara River Recreation Trail meanders through some of the most beautiful countryside in the world. Constructed in 1986, the Niagara River Recreation Trail is a scenic, paved path for non-motorized traffic stretching some 58 kilometres (35 miles) along the Canadian side of the Niagara River. It commences at Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake in the north and extends almost the full length of the peninsula, terminating at Anger Street in the north end of the Town of Fort Erie.
Visit the centre stage of Canadian democracy. When on Parliament Hill, take a tour of the Centre Block. During your guided tour, you may see the Senate, the House of Commons and the Hall of Honor.
Visit Canada’s Majestic Castle, Casa Loma and step back in time to a period of European elegance and splendour. The former home of Canadian financier Sir Henry Pellatt, Canada’s foremost castle is complete with decorated suites, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel, towers, stables, and beautiful 5-acre estate gardens.
Harbourfront Centre on Toronto’s waterfront, is an innovative non profit cultural organization which creates events and activities of excellence that enliven, educate and entertain a diverse public.
Ontario Science Centre
One the best science museums in the world. This innovative and modern complex features all kinds of activities for all ages. Hands on exhibits dedicated to electricity, physics, space, nature and other areas of science, an IMAX theater, a planetarium, shopping and restaurants are just a few of the exciting things to do at this impressive facility.
Sample Itineraries & Extensions
Niagara Falls/ Toronto – 3 Days
- Airport meet and greet or meet guide at Floral Clock by Queenston Bridge.
- Niagara Parks Botanical Garden
- Niagara River Recreation Trail
- Power Station tour
- Hotel check-in and group dinner
- Falls Illumination
- Hotel breakfast
- Maid of the Mist
- Journey Behind the Falls
- Lunch at Table Rock
- Great Gorge Adventure
- Spanish Aero Car
- Butterfly Conservatory
- Whirlpool Jet boat ride
- Additional Niagara sightseeing or return to hotel subject to time
- Buffet dinner
- Skylon Tower and IMAX movie
- Downtown Toronto tour
- Parliament Building
- Casa Loma
- Ontario Science Centre
New York City
Come see where America began – Virginia’s Historic Triangle: Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown. Visit Jamestown, established in 1607, and the site of the first permanent English settlement in the “New World”.
Step back in time to a thriving 18th century community when you visit Colonial Williamsburg. America’s largest living history museum offers an unparalleled view of daily Colonial life with Williamsburg was the largest and most populated of Britain’s 13 colonies making it a powerful center of politics, commerce, and culture. With more than 500 restored and reconstructed buildings spread across 301 acres of land, and a staff of 3500 archaeologists, researchers, historians, and historical interpreters, Colonial Williamsburg truly is a different time and place.