journey behind the falls group tour

Luxury Small Group Gems of Niagara Tour (6 Hours)

Travellers across the globe have discovered the treasures of the mythic Niagara Falls and the vintage treat that is Niagara-on-the-Lake. Our tour explores these prized Canadian gems in a personalized, immersive way with the added benefit of two staff: a certified driver and experienced tour guide.

Unwind as we tour in our luxury executive vehicle equipped with air conditioning and Wi-Fi. Let our cordial tour escort – a fully licensed Niagara Parks guide – enhance your day of discovery with in-depth knowledge and entertaining stories. Upon arrival in Niagara Falls, escape long queues as you board straight onto the Niagara City Cruises by Hornblower boat tour with admission included in your package.

The majesty of Niagara Falls is an epic thrill with the roar of thunder and magical mist all around you. Panoramic views aboard the Hornblower will become lifelong memories. Journey Behind the Falls to discover the intriguing underground world within the deepest depths of Horseshoe Falls (admission included). An awe-inspiring and exhilarating adventure not to be missed!

The pleasures of the day continue as we travel Niagara Parkway featuring countryside dotted with vineyards and eye-catching river views. Explore the endless delights of Niagara-on-the-Lake peeking in quaint shops and enjoying lunch on your own in one the town’s enticing eateries.

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

Tour Highlights

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Niagara City Cruises Boat
(Admission Included)

Get ready for an exhilarating ride of a lifetime! Niagara City Cruises by Hornblower 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!

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Journey Behind the Falls
(Admission Included)

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!

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Niagara-on-the-Lake
(Lunch Break)

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.

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Table Rock

Table Rock is the main hub of Canada’s natural wonder. Situated on the brink of the Falls, the welcome centre 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.

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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!

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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, ‘Saviour 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.

Niagara Falls 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 colourful 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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Queen's Royal Park

There’s a bit of Hollywood to be found at Queen’s Royal Park. On a quiet pocket on the edge of Niagara-on-the-Lake, you’ll find a gazebo that was originally created as a prop for The Dead Zone movie. The gazebo has since become a popular romantic setting for proposals and wedding ceremonies. Close to the town centre, the park offers wonderful lake views with walkways, tree cover and picnic tables.

Dates + Prices

TOUR PRICES

2021
$ 195
00
CAD
  • 9 hour guided tour with a maximum of 12 guests
  • 2 staff in every vehicle (driver + tour guide)
  • Pick up at your Niagara Falls hotel or residence
  • Admission to Niagara City Cruises by Hornblower boat tour
  • Admission to Journey Behind the Falls
  • Photo stops at Table Rock, Floral Clock and Whirlpool Rapids
  • Leisure time in Niagara-on-the-Lake for lunch (lunch not included)
  • Bottled water
  • Drop off at your Niagara Falls hotel or residence

TOUR PRICES

2022
$ 199
00
CAD
  • 9 hour guided tour with a maximum of 12 guests
  • 2 staff in every vehicle (driver + tour guide)
  • Pick up at your Niagara Falls hotel or residence
  • Admission to Niagara City Cruises by Hornblower boat tour
  • Admission to Journey Behind the Falls
  • Photo stops at Table Rock, Floral Clock and Whirlpool Rapids
  • Leisure time in Niagara-on-the-Lake for lunch (lunch not included)
  • Bottled water
  • Drop off at your Niagara Falls hotel or residence

Prices include pick up and drop off in Niagara Falls, ON. +$70.00 CAD per person for pick up and drop off in Toronto.

Tour Itinerary: Niagara Tour

Our tour commences with pick up in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Then on to the famous Niagara City Cruises boat tour, where our guests enjoy easy access. On board this rousing cruise, have your cameras ready as we get tantalizingly close to the splendor of the Falls. The mighty flow of water, thunder and mist is all around you! More thrills await as we Journey Behind the Falls (admission included). We’ll descend 38 metres (125 ft) to the observation deck at the foot of this 13-story wonder. Don’t miss the viewing portals cut straight through the rock, offering the astonishing sight of one-fifth of the world’s fresh water crashing down in front of you.

Next, we’ll travel to Niagara-on-the-Lake, where you’ll have approximately 2 hours to browse quaint shops in the charming historic district and enjoy lunch on your own. Our return trip along the picturesque Niagara Parkway features a stop at Niagara Floral Clock, a unique timepiece, which is created with up to 16,000 carpet bedding plants. We’ll also get a superb view of the roaring Whirlpool Rapids with picture taking opportunities at the Hydro Dam and Queen’s Royal Park. Drop off is provided in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

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.

Complimentary pick up and drop off is available anywhere in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Guests staying in Niagara Falls, NY can walk across the Rainbow Bridge to meet our vehicle on the Canadian side.
Optional pick up and drop in downtown Toronto may be available on select dates for an additional fee of $70.00 per person. Pick up in downtown Toronto is at approximately 9:00 am and drop off is at approximately 7:00 pm.

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.

Yes. Lunch is not included but there is a lunch break in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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.