Leave the hustle and bustle of New York City behind and enjoy a relaxing 2-day overnight trip to Niagara Falls. You'll travel to upstate New York by bus and visit both the American and Canadian sides of the falls to discover the majestic beauty of Niagara! The following day, you'll enjoy premium outlet shopping on the way back to New York. This overnight tour is a must-do when visiting New York City!
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Includes free admission to top local attractions
Details about this tour
Departing from the Big Apple, you'll head north and pass the beautiful Delaware Gap to Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Stroll through the impressive Watkins Glen Canyon and visit the beautiful waterfalls before continuing on past Seneca Lake to Niagara Falls. Arriving to the falls in the late afternoon, you'll tour the American Side and visit all the major highlights including the American Falls, Goat Island and Sisters Islands. At night, you'll tour Niagara Falls where you can appreciate the colorful lighting of the waters.
Leaving the hotel the next day, you'll hear the thundering water of Niagara Falls. See the falls up close from the Horseshoe Falls and experience the power aboard the Maid of the Mist (May-October only). In the winter time, you'll visit the Scenic Tunnels and Journey Behind the Falls, standing in the mist where the powerful Horseshoe Falls tumbles from 13 stories above! At approximately noon, you'll depart south and head back to New York City by bus. On the way back, you'll enjoy a shopping excursion at one of the largest outlet malls, The Crossings Premium Outlets in Pennsylvania, and find a great bargain at the many brand name stores!
The above advertised per person price is based on maximum occupancy
- The overnight stay is scheduled for hotels on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Customers without necessary documentation will be arranged with an overnight accommodation on the American side of Niagara Falls: please state 'US visa only' in the 'Special Requirements' box at time of booking.
- Montour Falls will replace Watkins Glenn Park during winter months when it is inaccessible
- 2-day Niagara Falls and Shopping Tour
- Professional tour guide
- Transportation by 15-passenger van or a full-sized bus
- 1 night hotel including tax and Continental Breakfast
- Sightseeing in Niagara Falls
- Wifi on bus only
- Entry/Admission - Empire Vacations Day Tours - New York
- Entry/Admission - Journey Behind the Falls
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Climb on board a comfortable, air-conditioned coach for an early morning departure from the Big Apple, through Upstate New York to Watkins Glen, a small, quiet town in the scenic Finger Lakes region. Make a stop at Watkins Glen National Park, then continue on to iconic Niagara Falls for a late afternoon arrival. Explore the American side of the falls, which will be colorfully illuminated for the evening, before an overnight stay at Super 8 Niagara Falls Ontario (or a similar accommodation) on the Canadian side of the falls.
The overnight stay is scheduled on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Customers without necessary documentation will receive an overnight accommodation on the American side of Niagara Falls. Please state 'US visa only' in the 'Special Requirements' box at time of booking.
*Montour Falls will replace Watkins Glenn Park during winter months when it is inaccessible
Day 2: Niagara Falls, Canada – New York City (breakfast included)
After breakfast at the hotel, it’s time for a Maid of the Mist boat cruise. This is the ultimate Niagara Falls activity and no trip to the falls is complete without it. Grab an included poncho and get up close and personal with the falls. Feel the cool spray and the powerful sounds of the water. This is the experience of a lifetime for those taking the tour between mid-May and October.
Outside of those dates, take an equally exciting “Journey Behind the Falls” to explore the scenic tunnels below and behind the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Make no mistake — this is as close to the falls as anyone wants to be. The sound is like thunder and the view is breathtaking. Stand back, or in this case stand just close enough to feel the power. It’s exhilarating.
After Niagara Falls, continue on the road back to New York City, making a stop to shop at the Crossings Premium Outlets, one of the largest outlet malls in the US with 100 name-brand stores.
Finally, arrive back at Gray Line New York in the evening.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Hotel Accommodations: Wyndham Super 8 Hotel or for travelers that must remain in the US, Comfort Inn The Pointe or similar. Please note specific hotels mentioned not guaranteed
Maximum of three people per room. If traveling with a party of 4 or more, or desire to have separate rooms please make separate bookings
Children under the age of 2 are free, please advise at time of booking if infant is traveling
All passengers are required to have proper identification when entering or leaving the United States. For entry to Canada, it is the passengers responsibility to make sure in advance that visa requirements are met
Passengers without the proper travel documents to cross and enter Canada can still join this tour. In such event, the passenger will remain at the hotel on the United States side of the Falls and will not join any part of the tour that will take place in the Canadian territory. You will be able to join the boat ride on the Maid of the Mist as this departs from the American side of the Falls. You will get to see the American Falls and the Canadian Falls from the boat. During the winter months, when the Maid of the Mist is not operating, you will be able to walk to the Falls on your own. There are no substitute attractions on the America side of the Falls. Outlet shopping is located on the American side and does not require a Canadian visa or passport
Montour Falls will replace Watkins Glenn Park during winter months when it is inaccessible
For tours with fewer guests, vans may be substituted
Tours can be bilingual/multilingual as they are offered in many different languages
Luggage is limited to one piece and a small carry on per person