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Luxury Small Group Niagara Falls Day Tour from Toronto (9 Hours)

Exclusive to just 12 guests, our Luxury Small Group Niagara Falls Day Tour from Toronto creates more time for sightseeing! We’re unique in offering both a dedicated driver and expert guide on all our tours. No long queues! Canada’s captivating cascades are a once-in-a-lifetime encounter! This fully guided, door-to-door luxury tour provides meticulous service. Let our cordial tour escort – a fully licensed Niagara Parks guide – enhance your day of discovery with insightful commentary and tips on ideal photo sites.  Ease of travel is our specialty, allowing you to thoroughly unwind and create once-in-a-lifetime memories.

This tour includes door-to-door service within our downtown Toronto pick up zone; admission to the Hornblower Niagara Cruises boat tour; an optional lunch overlooking the Falls; and a stop in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Limited to Just 12 Guests. Modern Vehicles. Exceptional Tour Guides.

#1 RANKED TORONTO TO NIAGARA FALLS TOUR ON TRIPADVISOR

Tour Highlights

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Hornblower Niagara Cruises Boat
(Admission Included)

Get ready for an exhilarating ride of a lifetime! Hornblower Niagara Cruises is a rousing adventure with intimate access to the mighty power and magical mist of Niagara Falls. You’ll be absolutely transfixed by the 360-degree panorama of the breathtaking waterfalls from Hornblower’s three-tiered viewing decks. Traversing the Niagara Great Gorge, witness stunning views of the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls, leading to the colossal cascades of Horseshoe Falls. The astounding beauty of this tour will surpass your imagination. Prepare for an adrenaline rush!

Journey Behind the Falls
(Optional)

Let your senses come alive in a mind-blowing adventure. Journey Behind the Falls brings you to the deepest depths of Horseshoe Falls. Enter a fascinating underground world as you descend 38 metres (125 ft) by elevator. Trek through tunnels carved from bedrock, leading to portals directly behind the Falls. Witness thundering water tumbling 13 stories from above!
+$19.00 per person
Note: Should the wait time for Journey Behind the Falls exceed 30 minutes on your tour date, we will not include this activity and a full refund will be provided.

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Fallsview Buffet Lunch
(Optional Lunch)

Spectacular views are yours on the 14th floor of Sheraton on the Falls. Seating 280 guests, Fallsview Buffet offers culinary delights in a breathtaking setting. Stretching an incredible 80 feet in length, the buffet is sure to tempt your palate with a bounty of food stations including made-to-order dishes. A relaxing ambiance elevated by attentive staff and a memorable, dramatic back drop.

Table Rock

Table Rock is the main hub of Canada’s natural wonder. Situated on the brink of the Falls, the welcome center is a terrific observation complex with outstanding views of the thundering water. It’s the go-to site for fabulous souvenir shopping and is home to Table Rock House, a restaurant venue boasting floor to ceiling windows. Table Rock is a premier photo stop on our tour. While here our guide will gladly give tips on the perfect spots to capture close proximity shots of the extraordinary Falls.

Whirlpool Rapids

These frothing rapids really put on a dramatic display. One of the world’s most astonishing natural phenomena, the Niagara Whirlpool is formed by the force of massive water rushing over the Falls. Vast amounts of water, suddenly trapped in the narrow Niagara Gorge, begin to turn counterclockwise. An abrupt change in river direction is what creates such remarkable rapids. Truly enthralling!

Queenston Heights

Nestled high atop Niagara Escarpment, Queenston Heights is a heritage park beloved for generations. As a Canadian national heritage site, the park features a large monument in tribute to Sir Isaac Brock, ‘Savior of Upper Canada’ who fought in the 1812 Battle of Queenston Heights. Take pleasure in the exquisite gardens and fantastic views of the Niagara River as it winds its way to Lake Ontario.

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Niagara Floral Clock

The Niagara Floral Clock was originally launched by Ontario Hydro in 1950 which continues to operate the clock mechanism in timely fashion. Known for great gardening flair, Niagara Parks horticulture staff maintain the clock’s floral face. Over 16,000 colorful annuals and carpet plants are used in the design. The unique clock – the largest of its kind – also boasts a lovely water garden. Adding to the charm, visitors are greeted each quarter hour by Westminster chimes housed in a tower behind the clock.

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Niagara Parkway

Travelling the Niagara Parkway is always an alluring ride. The popular scenic route is filled with enchanting river views and a countryside sprinkled with vineyards. As we head to Niagara-on-the-Lake to enjoy leisure time, our photo stops include the Niagara Floral Clock, the Hydro Dam, Queenston Heights, and the Whirlpool Rapids

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Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake lives up its reputation as one of Ontario’s prettiest towns. Bordered by waterfront, it’s ideal for exploring on foot. Charm is abundant in this quaint heritage town. Impressive 19th century design, flower-filled streets and horse-drawn carriages add to the ambience of a bygone era. Spend your leisure time meandering antique shops and whimsical boutiques or enjoy the town’s delightful bistros.

Dates + Prices


August 1 – October 25, 2020:
Daily


Pick Up Time:
9:15 am – 9:45 am

Drop Off Time:
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm


May 5 – October 24, 2021:
Daily


Pick Up Time:
9:15 am – 9:45 am

Drop Off Time:
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

TOUR PRICES

$ 180
00
USD
  • 9 hour guided tour with a maximum of 12 guests
  • 2 staff in every vehicle (driver + tour guide)
  • Pick up at your downtown Toronto hotel or residence
  • Admission to Hornblower Niagara Cruises Boat Tour
  • Optional lunch (+$24.00)
  • Photo stops at Table Rock, Floral Clock and Whirlpool Rapids
  • Leisure time in Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Bottled water
  • Drop off at your downtown Toronto hotel or residence

Tour Itinerary

Exceptional service is top of mind at TruExperiences Tours. Our luxury small group tours are conducted with two staff members to make your tour more personalized and extra special. Our courteous, certified driver will provide door-to-door service for guests located in our downtown Toronto pick up zone.

Once aboard our spacious executive vehicle, we will depart Toronto. Our experienced tour guide – fully certified with Niagara Parks – will provide knowledgeable and entertaining commentary as part of your tour.

Love asking questions and taking pictures? We keep our guest numbers low so that there’s always time for one more question and one more photo. At TruExperiences Tours, we share your passion for travel.

Arriving in Niagara Falls, we’ll board the Hornblower Cruises Boat for an unforgettable tour. We ensure easy boat access avoiding the long queues. We promise a monumental boat tour as we view the Great Gorge, American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and the largest of the trio, the majestic Horseshoe Falls. Following the boat tour, guests may join us for an optional lunch overlooking the Falls. It’s sure to be a memorable meal with such a dramatic backdrop! Guests with Tour + Boat option can take time to further explore Niagara Falls and lunch on your own.  

We gather the group next at Table Rock Welcome Centre. Known as the heart of Niagara Parks, here our expert guide will help direct you to the best spots for dramatic, up-close shots of the Falls. Moving along scenic Niagara Parkway, we travel towards Niagara-on-the-Lake. Our route is filled with enthralling river views and picturesque vineyards. Guests will delight in brief stops at the Niagara Floral Clock, the Hydro Dam, Queenston Heights, and Whirlpool Rapids.

Next, we arrive at Niagara-on-the-Lake, a designated National Historic Site of Canada. The quaint, vintage setting – popular with antique hunters -– is considered one of Canada’s prettiest towns. Perfect for exploring on foot. We end our tour with a return to Toronto. Drop offs are provided for guests within our downtown zone.

Frequently Asked Questions

Every vehicle has 1 driver and 1 Niagara Parks licensed tour guide. This allows the driver to focus on driving and the tour guide to focus on making your tour exceptional.  Unlike other tour companies, we do not use a driver/guide where the driver is guiding while also driving.

Downtown Toronto:
Complimentary pick up and drop off is available in downtown Toronto. Our pick up area is Bloor Street to the north, Jarvis Street to the east, Dufferin Street to the west and the waterfront to the south. If you’re not staying within this area, please contact us.
Toronto Pearson Airport:
We can meet you at a meeting point in Etobicoke which you can reach by taxi or Uber (approximately 15 minutes from the airport area).
Greater Toronto Area:
We can meet you at St. George subway station, Rosedale subway station or near Union Station.

No. We stay on the Canadian side so international travellers do not require a US visa.

Payment is required at time of booking. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and bank wire transfers are accepted.

Your tour is fully refundable provided written cancellation is received 72 hours or more prior to your tour start time. Tours cancelled less than 72 prior to your tour start time are 100% non-refundable.

Yes. Our tours go rain or shine. We keep umbrellas in our vehicles.

The drive is 1.5 to 2.0 hours each way depending on traffic.

Yes. We can accommodate groups of any size.

Small Group Experience:
A maximum of 12 guests and an average of 8 guests means less time waiting and more time to experience Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Modern Vehicles:
Modern, fully air-conditioned vehicles such as Mercedes-Benz Sprinters.
Award-Winning Tours:
Recipient of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and a Viator Top Rating Award.

Yes. Our small group size allows us to make many photo stops during the tour.