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2-Day Niagara Falls and Tannersville Tour from New York by Bus provided by Empire Vacations Day Tours - New York

2-Day Niagara Falls and Tannersville Tour from New York by Bus

2-Day Niagara Falls and Tannersville Tour from New York by Bus
4.5
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from £258.09 per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Explore one of the world’s natural wonders, Niagara Falls, on this 2-day bus from from New York City. Visit the falls on both the American and Canadian sides and head out on the famous Maid of the Mist boat to get an up-close view in the heart of the falls. Cap off your trip with a stop at the Crossings Premium Outlets to do some shopping.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
Highlights
Explore both sides of Niagara Falls on a 2-day bus tour from New York City
Head deep into the falls on the famous Maid of the Mist boat
Visit the Canadian and American sides by day and night
Stop at the Crossings Premium Outlets on the way back to the city
What to expect
Make your way to the Gray Line New York office in Port Authority to begin your 2-day tour to Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Canada. Take a scenic drive through upstate New York, stopping at Watkins Glen to see the beautiful Finger Lakes. Arrive at the American side of the falls and spend the evening admiring the falls, illuminated at night, and then head to the Canadian side to rest up at your hotel. Start your morning with the famous Maid of the Mist boat tour which takes you deep into the heart of the falls for unparalleled views and photo opportunities. Hop back on the bus and head towards Tannersville, Pa., to shop at the Crossings Premium Outlets, with more than 100 name-brand stores. Your tour ends at the original departure point in New York City in the evening.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3857NYCNIA
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
2-day Niagara Falls and Shopping Tour • Professional tour guide • Transportation by 15-passenger van or a full-sized bus • 1 night hotel accommodation including tax and continental breakfast • Sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls • Wi-Fi on bus only • Entry/Admission - Watkins Glen State Park • Entry/Admission - She-Qua-Ga Falls
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities
Duration
2 days
Departure details
W 42nd St & Port Authority Terminal, W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA 6:30 AM Departure Port Authority Bus Terminal, Gray Line Visitor Center 42nd Street (between 8th & 9th Avenue)
Inclusions
2-day Niagara Falls and Shopping Tour • Professional tour guide • Transportation by 15-passenger van or a full-sized bus • 1 night hotel accommodation including tax and continental breakfast • Sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls • Wi-Fi on bus only • Entry/Admission - Watkins Glen State Park • Entry/Admission - She-Qua-Ga Falls
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities
Departure details
W 42nd St & Port Authority Terminal, W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA 6:30 AM Departure Port Authority Bus Terminal, Gray Line Visitor Center 42nd Street (between 8th & 9th Avenue)
Duration
2 days
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
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.Wheelchair accessible transportation must be requested in advance
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 passenger’s 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 as they are offered in many different languages
Luggage is limited to one piece and a small carry on per person - no restrictions on size/weight.
Maid of the Mist is available from mid-May until mid-October. Please have in mind that the start of the summer season is subject to weather conditions.
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Hotel Accommodations: Ramada by Wyndham Hotel or for travelers that must remain in the US, Comfort Inn “The Pointe” or similar. Please note specific hotels mentioned not guaranteed
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Wheelchair accessible transportation must be requested in advance
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Popular mentions

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Sue G
Hertford, UK2 contributions
Brilliant -but......
Dec 2019
Guide was very helpful & informative- coach was comfortable and driver, Harold a great character-Plenty of loo stops :-) Overnight Hotel in Canada very comfortable and literally a few minutes walk from the falls- The only thing I have to complain about was we were not given an itinerary when we booked, so although the trip description mentioned shopping, we didn't realise until we got there that it was at a huge shopping outlet ( called Waterloo) If we had been forewarned, we could've got more organised i.e.Xmas pressies etc.- Apart from that we had a great trip and would absolutely recommend
Written 18 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

IMcKSG
4 contributions
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Dec 2019 • Family
The Good - our guide Bruno was enthusiastic, entertaining and informative and our driver Harold also did his job very well in sometimes tricky conditions. Niagara Falls are of course well worth visiting. The outlet shopping was good but akin to being in a TV game show when trying to visit multiple shops in just over an hour.

The Bad - the bus trip is very, very, very long and having dual language guides means there is a LOT of talking on the microphone. The travel lodge accommodation is basic and dated albeit a welcome respite from the cold.

The Ugly - I found the tour company to be wilfully duplicitous in our dealings and less than trustworthy. We paid the same 4x adult price for myself, my wife and 2 children but they chose to squeeze us into one room (and save on an extra room for themselves). This was despite my request for adjoining/interconnected separate rooms. The operator steadfastly refused to accommodate our request for 2 rooms (despite us paying full price) and instead suggested we had paid a reduced price to stay in one room (categorically not true). Despite booking via TripAdvisor they were also of absolutely zero assistance (massive thumbs down for them, they provide no effective method to even contact them).

If I had my time over I would fly to Canada and travel to the falls from there. It is easily the best side for viewing and the travelling would be far far less exhausting than the bus tour and you are missing nothing of note. I would definitely avoid this particular tour operator as I found them dishonest and untrustworthy.
Written 11 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Reservations A
Thank you for taking the time to review our trip. In order to get two rooms we need to be advised in advance by agency who is selling our products. It can happen that in your case information was not forwarded in the right way. Will definitely look into it. Thank you! Mike Amadeo Team
Written 28 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Richard L
1 contribution
@ Day Niagara Falls Trip by Bus.
Nov 2019
The trip was properly organized. The bus left NY @ approx. 8.30am, our guide Tim was quite good information throughout the trip. Stops were to 1/. Corning Glass Museum, NY. Highlights were the museum itself + actual demonstration, there is nice cafeteria on site if you are hungry. 2/. Watkins Glen NY 14891 - beautiful trail, scenery, waterfalls, caves and 3rd visit of day was Niagara Falls which is beautiful at night once can see Canada wonderfully lit up on the other side.
2nd day first stop at Youngstown NY 14174 for a power boat ride on the river which borders Canada and the USA . Next stop was to Old Fort Niagara - historic Fort built by the French, won over by the British and finally by the USA. 3rd and final stop was the "Maid of the Mist" boat ride giving a wonderful view of Niagara Falls (prepare to get wet). Would recommne it if you are up for a long, fun filled bus ride.
Written 24 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Frank
4 contributions
Brilliant Bus Trip
Sep 2019
Well organised and tour guides were great. Enough stops along the way to make the long journey interesting and to fulfill my terrible smoking habit. 6 or so hours went by very quickly. Niagara Falls were unbelievably powerful and I'm sure that being with a bus tour we went to areas that we may not have seen were we left to our own devices. Hotel on the Canadian side of the Falls was also great. All in all a brilliant tour.
Written 13 November 2019
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nhuyen78
1 contribution
Great experience
Oct 2019 • Friends
The tour guide was very helpful and responsive to our questions. The bus seats were comfortable and it had leg space for us to stretch. It was a great experience to go sightseeing the water fall in Canadian side. I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone.
Written 13 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Reservations A
Thank you taking the time to review our tour. It was great having you:) Mike Amadeo Team
Written 15 October 2019
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Jan T
1 contribution
Excellent!
Oct 2019
This is a really long coach trip but so worth it. We had excellent guides (Stefanos and Rhys) and driver, Mario was outstanding. The journey both ways is broken up with several stops including a waterfall walk at Watkins Glen. The hotel at Niagara Falls was nothing wonderful but we really just slept there and the bed was great. Niagara Falls is everything and more than can be imagined, nature at its finest. We had enough time to see the Falls from every angle and the Maid of the Mist tour is an experience I will never forget. Highly recommend this tour.
Written 9 October 2019
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Helen T
1 contribution
Great trip
Oct 2019 • Family
Awesome 2 days. Even with the rain it was an enjoyable few days. Well organised and great guides. Stefanos was fabulous.
Written 2 October 2019
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lavukat
Tas-Sliema, Malta22 contributions
Wonderful experience...but..
This would be a 5 star rating given the venue and spectacle offerred. The tour includes a visit to the idyllic and picturesque Watkins Glen which serves also as a welcome break in the 8 hour plus journey from NYC to Niagara Falls. It is a long long journey both ways and on board entertainment should be mandatory. This was provided only on the return trip by way of 2 films on the bus monitors. The main attraction of course are the Falls themselves which are beyond spectacular as Nature made them. The walk from Goat's island to the boat for the Maiden of the Mist experience provides for vantage views while the trip itself is really great fun. Hotel accommodation was very adequate.

The snag as far as we were concerned was that we booked and paid our tour with English guide which was confirmed and tickets issued as such. Once embarked, just before leaving, the most affable Ettore called out my name from his list and in Italian asked if I understood Italian. He said he really hoped that I did because he did not speak any English at all. Our companions on the tour bus consisted of 48 Italians. As it happens I do speak Italian, my wife less so. The point being however that there were several times when the guide had important instructions for us, some even related to our safety and well being. Although we understand Italian, our preference is by far the English language....and that was what we paid a pretty penny to have.

From this aspect some disappointment since we did not get what we paid for and no attempt to make good or even apologise was made. Hence it should be 3 star but since we did enjoy ourselves I give 4 star.
Written 23 September 2019
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Marsala15
New York City, NY1 contribution
Excellent trip
Aug 2019
The trip to Niagara Falls with Ben was amazing. We left promptly from the pickup point.
Time was allowed for restroom and food breaks, and also to break up the trip. It's a long trip to Niagara Falls but the bus was comfortable. It's cool in the mountains so I would suggest to bring a light jacket. Ben offered plenty of travel tips and information about the areas we were visiting. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who doesn't mind bus travel. That being said, the bus was comfortable, with Wi-Fi and phone charge outlets.
Written 24 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Girts
Liepaja, Latvia10 contributions
Excellent 2-Day Niagara Falls Tour
Aug 2019
The tour was even better than advertised. The bus was comfortable, our guide Lucia was very attentive. We stopped at all the advertised places on the way to Niagara Falls and returning, since our group managed to follow the set timelines, which is a key for such trip. We spent fm 5 pm until 7 am at Canada side of Niagara Falls, which was a must due to great views and busy warm August nightlife there. Next day visit to Goat Island and trip by the boat (the Maid of the Mist) during 7 till 10 am was great again. It was worth to start to see Niagara Falls one day, then to stay at nice hotel and complete the visit next morning/noon, enabling to enjoy in full this remarkable landscape. The timings were well planned, we felt how experienced were the guides to do it, so we managed to attend the scheduled places without staying in long lines during this busy tourist season. This hassle free scenic trip definitely worth the costs, highly recommend.
Written 10 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Disappointed
I understand that we are all dealing with Covid 19 during this stressful time. However we decided to take this tour
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Rocky
Hi we traveled from , Uk Liverpool, 26 Feb 20, Early strart 7am . Greatt drive to Philadelphia, very good interesti
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A good experience overall
The administration of the trip was well organized. The bus was comfortable and even had a toilet on board. Our guid
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Fabulous day trip to Washington
We went on the day tour to Washington and boy were we awe struck. Bruno our tour guide was absolutely amazing. Hi
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NYC to DC
Would really recommend this trip! The length of the trip is a little longer than stated as it is a 4 hour trip from
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Washington DC from New York
The trip was amazing with so many sights visited. 3 guides on board to accommodate the different nationalities, and
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NASA dream experiences
Good organisation, professional and helpful guide, very good driver, comfortable minibus, nice people, magnificent
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Very nice guide
The argentinian guide I think Andy, was very nice . We were with some noisy guys ,but he managed the situation.
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Grey line are great
Took this day trip to Washington, so glad we did, it was a whistle stop tour to give you a taste of the place to en
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Well organised tour
The tour was very well organized. Our tour guide, Z, was very helpful and knowledgable. The journey to DC was splen
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I was looking forward to seeing the ship of the Boston tea party. This was what I wanted to see but we had only a f
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Excellent tour ... but
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Pretty Cool Place
After spending a couple of days at New York, my family decided to go to DC. We didn't get a rental car at NY becaus
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That was a car drive from NJ to DC, very comfortable road, 3.5 hrs trip. Seen the White House (You can see only fro
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So beautiful! New Yorkers get out of the city!
We had such an amazing time on this vacation. We wanted to get away from NYC and see some of the fall foliage. Th
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