New York to Niagara Falls 2-day Trip

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Niagara Falls 2 Day Trip

Go from New York to the Niagara Falls by bus! Take this 2-day bus tour from New York to the famous waterfalls on the Canadian border. The Niagara Falls are perfect for anyone wanting to marvel at nature’s beauty and power! On this tour, you will visit both the American and the Canadian sides of the fall and spend a night close by so that you can enjoy the falls once more before you head out shopping.

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Seneca Lake and the Niagara Falls

Early in the morning you’ll leave New York City and arrive in the late afternoon. The drive itself is beautiful: you’ll pass the Delaware Water Gap and Watkins Glen State Park in the Finger Lakes region. Here you will be able to take a stroll through the Watkins Glen Canyon and see (smaller) waterfalls. In wintertime, the tour will head to Montour Falls instead It’s then straight on to Niagara Falls, passing by the Seneca Lake. The main attraction is, of course, waiting there when you arrive: the American Falls.

On the first day, you’ll not only see the American Falls (the part of Niagara Falls that is located on the American side) but also Luna Island and Goat Island. The entire day you’ll be accompanied by a professional tour guide. Return again at night to view the Niagara Falls glowing in colourful lights. You will then spend the night in a hotel on either the American or Canadian side.

Maid of the Mist and Journey Behind the Falls

The next day you will be able to see Niagara Falls from another viewpoint – up close and personal. You will hear the roaring thunder of the falls and feel the power of the water as the mist surrounds you (be sure to keep your camera safe!). This magical experience is available aboard the Maid of the Mist (operational from May through October only) where you’ll visit the Horseshoe Falls as close as possible by water.

When visiting in wintertime, you will be able to witness the sheer power of the Falls at the Cave of the Winds, a series of platforms that lead you to the base of the falls, with water smashing right in front of you. Around noon you will head back to New York by bus, but before arriving you will be able to ‘shop ’til you drop’ at one of the largest outlet stores! Find great brands at great bargains and be the envy of all your friends.

Niagara Falls 2 Day Trip - Bride Veil Falls Niagara Falls 2 Day Trip - Boat Tour

Eric’s Tip: “Both days on this excursion are very long so make sure you dress comfortably and bring your photo-snapping mood! The second day also includes a stop at the outlet stores so take that into account. Do you want to see more? Take the 3-day Niagara Falls and Finger Lakes trip. If you prefer to see Niagara Falls in one day, you can also book this New York to Niagara Falls by Bus Day Trip.”

Practical Information

After purchasing you will receive a voucher that you can print out and use as your ticket, or show as a mobile ticket on your phone.

  • Departure Point: Port Authority Bus Terminal (42nd Street, between 8th and 9th Avenue).
  • Departure Time: 06:30

Note: All passengers must have the correct documentation to enter Canada. Do you have a British passport? Then there is no need to apply for a visa. As you’re travelling overland, you’re not required to obtain an eTA for Canada.

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Niagara Falls 2 Day Trip - Horseshoe Falls

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