Toronto to Niagara Falls, Canada Tours

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From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Journey Behind the Falls or Hornblower Cruise

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  • Experience a seamless round-trip journey from Toronto, complete with a live guide sharing insights and stories about the Niagara region.
  • Enjoy a Hornblower Boat Cruise to feel the mist up close or opt for the Journey Behind the Falls ticket to get even closer to this natural wonder.
  • In your free time you can explore the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, brimming with 19th-century charm and rich War of 1812 history.
  • Your tour will also take you past Niagara Parks Floral Clock and Hydro Power Stations to the thrilling Whirlpool Rapids for photo ops.

Inclusions

  • Round-trip transfers from Toronto
  • Live on-board tour guide
  • Hornblower Boat cruise or Journey Behind the Falls (as per option selected)
  • View of Niagara falls attractions: Niagara Parks Floral Clock, Hydro Power Stations, Whirlpool Rapids & Niagara Gorge, Niagara on the Lake
  • 3 hours of free time at The Falls for lunch, sightseeing, shopping, casinos, & more
  • 8:00am: Pickups from downtown Toronto at our 3 pickup locations (pickup times vary depending on location)
  • 8:15am: Departure for Niagara Falls
  • 10:00am: Drop off at Table Rock
  • 11:00am: Free time for lunch, boat cruise or Journey Behind the Falls
  • 3:00pm: Departure from Niagara Falls
  • 5:00pm: Arrival in Toronto

Pick up point 1

  • 7:40am: Chelsea Hotel (33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4, Canada)

Pick up point 2

  • 7:55am: 3 Brewers Restaurant (275 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 1N8, Canada)

Pick up point 3

  • 8:10am: Tim Hortons Coffee Shop (26 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON M5B 2L6, Canada)
  • From Dec to Mar, Skylon Tower is the alternate attraction to the Hornblower Cruise.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Cruise, Wine Tasting & Lunch

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  • This small group guided tour of Niagara Falls includes round-trip transfers from Toronto, perfect for families looking for a complete Niagara experience.
  • Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting at Niagara-on-the-Lake and a delicious lunch buffet overlooking the majestic falls.
  • See Niagara Falls' power from Table Rock complex, and get close to the waters with a boat cruise or Journey Behind the Falls, depending on the season of your visit.
  • Your guide will help you navigate the best viewing areas at Niagara Falls as you get ample free time to explore the Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Inclusions

  • Full-day tour of Niagara Peninsula
  • Expert tour guide
  • Round-trip transfers from Toronto
  • Entry to Niagara Falls
  • Guided tour of Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Buffet lunch at Table Rock Restaurant
  • Complimentary wine tasting
  • Boat cruise or Journey Behind the Falls (optional)
  • 8:30am: Depart from Toronto
  • 10:15am: Welcome to Niagara
  • 11am: Boat cruise or Journey Behind the Falls followed or free time to explore (as per option chosen), followed by lunch at Table Rock Restaurant
  • 1:30pm: Scenic Drive along the Niagara Parkway to Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • 2pm to 3pm: Free time in Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • 3:15pm to 4pm: Complimentary Wine Tasting
  • 5:30pm: Return to Toronto
  • Meet your guide at east entrance of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.
  • Address: 55 York St, Toronto, ON M5J 1R7, Canada.
  • Tip: Keep an eye out for the Niagara Park Floral Clock along the Parkway, boasting over 15,000 plants and flowers that change with the seasons.
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • Outside food and drinks are allowed on this experience.
  • The boat cruise usually operates from May to October. When it is not operational, it will be replaced with the Journey Behind the Falls.
  • The tour itinerary is subject to change due to unavoidable circumstances.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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From Toronto: Niagara Falls Evening Tour with Wine Tasting & Optional Dinner

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  • Immerse yourself in a 9-hour evening adventure from Toronto. Witness the falls in a whole new light, literally!
  • Get insider knowledge with a friendly guide and enjoy a complimentary wine-tasting to treat your taste buds.
  • Choose to witness the falls up close with a boat cruise or go behind the scenes with Journey Behind the Falls with a ticket upgrade.
  • Further add-on a 3-course dinner for a complete culinary experience and the cherry on top opt for exclusive VIP access to the Illumination Tower.

Inclusions

  • 9-hour evening tour of Niagara Falls
  • Tour guide
  • Entry to Niagara Falls
  • Complimentary wine-tasting
  • Round-trip transfers from Toronto
  • Fireworks (depending on Niagara Parks schedule)
  • Boat cruise or Journey Behind the Falls (seasonal)
  • 3-course dinner (optional)
  • VIP access to Illumination Tower (optional)
  • 2pm: Depart from Toronto
  • 3:30pm: Complimentary wine-tasting
  • 4:30pm: Arrival at Niagara Falls, with optional boat cruise or Journey Behind the Falls (seasonal)
  • 6:30pm: Free time at Clifton Hill or optional 3-course dinner
  • 8:30pm: Illumination of the Falls
  • 9:30pm: Fireworks, subject to schedule
  • 10:15pm: Depart for Toronto
  • 11:30pm: Arrive at Toronto
  • Meet your guide at 55 York Street.
  • Address: 55 York St, Toronto, ON M5J 1R7, Canada.
  • Tip: If you're spending free time at Clifton Hill, check out Ripley's Believe it or Not! Museum and ride the Niagara SkyWheel for panoramic views of the Falls.
  • The tour is available only on Saturdays during the winter months and on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the summer months.
  • The boat cruise usually operates from May to October. When it is not operational, it will be replaced with the Journey Behind the Falls.
  • The tour itinerary is subject to change due to circumstances beyond control.
  • The fireworks schedule is subject to change or cancellation for any reason.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Complete guide to Toronto to Niagara Falls tours

Niagara Falls is just a day trip away from Toronto! Located roughly 130 kilometers southwest of Toronto, it straddles the border between Ontario, Canada, and New York, USA. This iconic natural wonder is easily accessible by road, train, and public transport, making it a perfect destination for a day trip from the bustling city. So, if you’re in Toronto, chances are that Niagara Falls is already on your to-do list. But we’re making it even easier for you with the best Toronto to Niagara Falls tours.

With multiple departure options from Toronto and expert guides who’ll share insider knowledge like the best spots to take photos and less known facts, these tours provide a comprehensive experience of Niagara Falls. Here's everything you need to know to plan your visit. Start your adventure today!

Top reasons to choose a Toronto to Niagara Falls tour

  • Round-trip transfers: Skip figuring out public transportation schedules or navigating unfamiliar roads. The round trip provides comfortable transportation with a designated driver, allowing you to relax and enjoy the scenic Niagara Parkway.
  • Expert commentary: You can learn beyond what you see, thanks to knowledgeable guides who will share historical and geological insights, fun facts, and folklore. 
  • Go right to the falls: experiences: Get closer to the action with add-ons like Hornblower Niagara Cruises, which take you to the base of the Falls, or Journey Behind the Falls where you venture through tunnels to stand directly behind the gushing water.
  • Hidden gems: The tours include stops at charming towns like Niagara-on-the-Lake, known for its wineries and beautiful scenery, or the Niagara Whirlpool for a different perspective on the power of the water.
  • Maximize your time: Make the most of the Niagara highlights without wasting time figuring out logistics. Pack more into your day trip or weekend getaway.
  • Meals included: These tours offer optional lunch or dinner meals and complimentary wine tasting, making them a comprehensive and delightful experience.

Things to know before booking your Toronto to Niagara Falls tour

  • The Evening Tour with Wine Tasting and Optional Dinner is available only on Saturdays during winter and on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during summer.
  • The boat cruises typically run from May to October. If they are not operating, they will be replaced with the Journey Behind the Falls.
  • If you prefer an evening or nighttime visit to the Falls, night tours are also available that depart at 2pm.

Toronto to Niagara Falls tours explained

Day tour with Journey Behind the Falls/Hornblower Cruise

  • Inclusions:
    Round-trip transfers from Toronto
    Live on-board tour guide
    Hornblower Boat cruise or Journey Behind the Falls (as per option selected)
    View of Niagara Falls attractions: Niagara Parks Floral Clock, Hydro Power Stations, Whirlpool Rapids & Niagara Gorge, Niagara on the Lake
    3 hours of free time for lunch, sightseeing, shopping, and visiting casinos.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Return transfers: Yes
  • Meet-up point/hotel: Chelsea Hotel at 7:40am, 3 Brewers Restaurant at 7:55am, Tim Hortons Coffee Shop at 8:10am.
  • Mode of transfer: Bus transfer
  • Food and drinks included?: No
  • Best suited for: Those looking to explore the Falls at their own pace

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From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Journey Behind the Falls or Hornblower Cruise

Day Tour with cruise, wine tasting, & lunch

  • Inclusions:
    Full-day tour of Niagara Peninsula
    Expert tour guide
    Round-trip transfers from Toronto
    Entry to Niagara Falls
    Guided tour of Niagara-on-the-Lake
    Buffet lunch at Table Rock Restaurant
    Complimentary wine tasting
    Boat cruise or Journey Behind the Falls (optional)
  • Duration: 8.5 hours
  • Return transfers: Yes
  • Meet-up point/hotel: East entrance of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel at 8:30am
  • Mode of transfer: Bus transfer
  • Food and drinks included?: Yes, buffet lunch and wine tasting are included.
  • Best suited for: For those seeking the complete Niagara experience

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From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Cruise, Wine Tasting & Lunch

Evening tour with wine tasting & optional dinner

  • Inclusions:
    9-hour evening tour of Niagara Falls
    Tour guide
    Entry to Niagara Falls
    Complimentary wine-tasting
    Round-trip transfers from Toronto
    Fireworks (depending on Niagara Parks schedule)
    Boat cruise or Journey Behind the Falls (seasonal)
    3-course dinner (optional)
    VIP access to Illumination Tower (optional)
  • Duration: 9.5 hours
  • Return transfers: Yes
  • Meet-up point/hotel: 55 York Street at 2pm
  • Mode of transfer: Bus transfer
  • Food and drinks included?: Yes, a 3-course dinner and wine tasting are included.
  • Best suited for: Couples looking for a romantic experience

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From Toronto: Niagara Falls Evening Tour with Wine Tasting & Optional Dinner

Best ways to reach Niagara Falls from Toronto

Traveling from Toronto to Niagara Falls, Canada, offers several transportation options. The distance between the two cities is about 80 miles or 130 kilometers. This guide will help you easily navigate your way to and around Niagara Falls, Canada.

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  • Via Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW): This scenic route offers beautiful views of Lake Ontario and the Niagara region. The estimated travel time is approximately 1 hour and 21 minutes. Take the Gardiner Expressway (Gardiner Expy) west and then south onto the QEW towards Niagara Falls. Be aware of tolls and traffic, which can impact your travel time.
  • Via Ontario Highway 406 (406): This route may be quicker, especially during peak QEW traffic. The estimated travel time is approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes. Take the Gardiner Expressway (Gardiner Expy) west and then north onto 406 towards Niagara Falls. Follow signs for Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) and continue to Niagara Falls. Be aware of tolls on this route.

Several bus companies, such as Megabus Canada and Flixbus, offer routes between Toronto and Niagara Falls, Canada. Travel time varies depending on the chosen company and service type (express vs. non-express), ranging from 1 hour and 50 minutes to 2 hours and 15 minutes.

GO Transit provides a convenient and budget-friendly option for traveling between Toronto and Niagara Falls, Canada.

Regular train service departs from Toronto Union Station 8am, 11:10am, 2:25pm, and 5:35pm and arrives at Niagara Falls GO Station approximately 2 hours and 19 minutes later.

Depending on your location in Toronto, you may also be able to board at Exhibition GO Station (8:09 am, 11:19am, 2:34pm, and 5:44pm) or Port Credit GO Station (8:17am, 11:27am, 2:42pm, and 5:52pm). Be sure to check the GO Transit website for the most up-to-date schedule.

Consider a direct flight to Niagara Falls International Airport (IAG) from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) for the quickest option. Numerous airlines offer frequent flights under 30 minutes, eliminating extra travel between the airport and Toronto. The flight is quick and comfortable, and you can book your tickets online. Upon arriving in Toronto, you can easily take a bus or taxi ride to Niagara Falls.

Best time to take a day trip from Toronto to Niagara Falls

Peak vs non-peak times

The busiest period at Niagara Falls is during the summer months from June to August. However, the crowds gradually thin out in  spring (March to May) and fall (September to November).

Climate considerations: For a pleasant experience, consider visiting Niagara Falls between August and September or from late summer to early fall, when the temperature is between 25 and 27°C (77-81°F) and the chances of rain are low.

Tips for making the most of your Toronto to Niagara Falls tour

  • Book in advance: To avoid queues and save money, consider booking your tickets in advance.
  • Travel light: Carry only essentials such as water, snacks, a power bank, and a small first-aid kit. A lighter bag will make your trip more enjoyable.
  • Focus your visit: Instead of trying to see everything, choose a main attraction or area to explore. This will allow you to have a more relaxed and in-depth experience.
  • Must-see attractions: Don’t miss the Journey Behind the Falls and Hornblower Niagara Cruises. If your time is limited, prioritize these attractions.
  • Suggested itinerary: Start your day with the Journey Behind the Falls, followed by the Hornblower Niagara Cruises. After lunch, spend the afternoon exploring the vibrant Clifton Hill.
  • Dress appropriately: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The weather can be unpredictable, so dressing in layers is a good idea. Some attractions can be wet, so consider wearing waterproof clothing and shoes.
  • Engage with the local culture: Check out the ‘Niagara Falls History Museum’ and ‘McFarland House’ for a glimpse into the area's history. If you’re an art enthusiast, visit the ‘Niagara Falls Art Gallery’ and ‘Niagara Falls Centre for the Arts’ to experience the vibrant local arts scene.
  • Consider an overnight stay: While a day trip from Toronto to Niagara Falls is doable, an overnight stay can give you more time to explore the Falls and the surrounding area leisurely.
  • Shopping: For a unique shopping experience, consider visiting the Fallsview Market, Hershey’s Chocolate World, or the vibrant Clifton Hill. For brand-name stores, check out the Canada One Factory Outlet or the Outlet Collection at Niagara. Each offers a distinct shopping experience to make your trip memorable.
  • Dining: Skylon Tower's Revolving Dining Room, AG Inspired Cuisine, and Queen Victoria Place Restaurant are some of the popular dining options.
  • Accessibility: Wheelchairs can be requested in advance, but availability may be limited.
  • Respect the environment: Niagara Falls is a natural wonder and a sacred site for many Native American tribes. Please respect the environment and adhere to all rules and regulations.

Frequently asked questions about the Toronto to Niagara Falls tours

Where can I book Toronto to Niagara Falls tour tickets?

You can book your tickets for the Toronto to Niagara Falls tour in advance here.

Can I customize my tour itinerary?

While the standard itineraries of these tours are fixed to ensure you see the main attractions, the Evening Tour gives you three hours of free time to explore the nearby attractions at your leisure.

Do the tours operate in all weather conditions?

Yes, tours operate in all weather conditions. However, depending on the weather, certain activities may be adjusted or replaced to ensure safety and comfort. For example, the boat tours are replaced with Journey Behind the Falls from November to April.

Is there Wi-Fi available on the bus?

Yes, complimentary Wi-Fi on the bus allows you to stay connected.

Is the Toronto to Niagara Falls tour wheelchair accessible?

Absolutely! Niagara Falls boasts excellent accessibility for wheelchair users. Most footpaths and attractions are fully accessible, allowing you to experience the wonder of the Falls easily. While wheelchair rentals are available on request, they are limited, so be sure to inquire in advance to guarantee one for your visit.