It doesn’t matter whether you’re a couple looking for a romantic getaway, a family needing some distractions for the kids, or an intrepid explorer looking for adventure – you’ll be guaranteed to find the right tour for you when you visit Niagara Falls. There are so many within the area though that you might find it a tough decision to make. There are hiking trails, water parks and gardens to explore – you certainly won’t be short of things to do. So, if you were under the impression that the Niagara Falls area is just a one-trick pony, then think again. Here are our top picks for tours when you take your next trip…
1. The Hornblower Cruise
It’s one thing to stand at look at the Falls, maybe taking a few snaps by the railings, but what about getting up close and personal with a Hornblower Cruise? With your raincoat securely fastened, your catamaran will start off along the river, taking in the American and Bridal Veil Falls (click here for more). Then you’ll have to crane your neck skyward in wonder as you’ll sail as close to its base as the law will allow.
With millions of gallons of water gushing over its edge every minute, you’re bound to get wet, but you’ll be too excited to care. With an informational guide and plenty of beautiful scenery along the way, this tour is perfect for kids and adults alike.
2. The Journey Behind the Falls
If the cruise wasn’t enough and you’re feeling more adventurous, then you should definitely check out the Journey Behind the Falls tour. You’ll be plunged down a narrow shaft, before going through twisting tunnels that finally emerge at the observation decks.
You’ll be able to walk out onto a platform right behind the Falls, almost able to reach out and touch this giant curtain of water. The thunderous noise will set your heart racing, but this is a truly memorable moment at Niagara Falls that you won’t want to miss.
3. The Vintage Wine & Culinary Tour
After all that excitement, you may decide that something a little more relaxing is needed, but the people of Niagara have that covered too. Southern Ontario is known for its award-wining wines, so for couples or friends looking for a break away from the tourist attractions, why not head out on a tour bus to a local vineyard.
The Vintage Wine & Culinary tour in the area is brand new, so you’ll be one of the first people to experience its delights. You’ll be taken around wineries and given a variety of samples, as well as learning all about the process behind making the wines. Plus, each sample will be accompanied with a delicious food pairing, to make your experience complete. You’ll be able to return to your hotel in Niagara Falls relaxed and ready for the next adventure.
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