• Voyage to the Falls, Hornblower Cruise

Niagara Falls Holidays

One of the wonders of the world and a true example of nature’s pure beauty and power, Niagara Falls is the ultimate bucket list destination that can’t be missed. Aside from the cascading water itself, there’s plenty to do on your Niagara Falls holiday, including wine-tours, hiking trails and various outdoor activities. 

Get up close to the thundering waters on an iconic Hornblower boat cruise to the foot of Niagara Falls. This boat tour is a great way to appreciate the sheer power of this magnificent natural phenomenon. For epic aerial views, take to the skies on an unforgettable helicopter tour. At night, there’s nothing quite like a cruise across the water as you marvel at the unforgettable sight of exploding fireworks and stunning illuminations, bringing the waterfall to life with a spell-binding rainbow of colours.

Chasing waterfalls

Visit Niagara Gorge and you’ll experience a truly unique area rich in wildlife and geologic history. There are several places along the Niagara Gorge Trail that offer a closer look at the beautiful birds, plants, and breath-taking scenery in this area. Make the most of your visit by hiring a car and take a trip to the nearby countryside to tour the region's famous wineries. Travel back in time with a visit to the Old Fort and learn of its role in the French and Indian War. Depending on the time of year, you may even be lucky to observe a battle reenactment with canon shootings. For the perfect end to your day, enjoy dinner in Skylon Tower’s revolving restaurant for 360 views of the light show over the water. 

Why not combine your holiday in Niagara Falls with a city break in Toronto for some fabulous food, culture and retail therapy? Call our Destination Specialists today and they’ll help you to hand-pick the perfect activities for your Niagara Falls holiday.

 

Destination Highlights
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the world-famous Niagara Falls on an Iconic Hornblower 'Journey to the Falls' cruise
  • Spend an evening experiencing the stunning fireworks and falls illumination show
  • Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter journey over Niagara Falls and marvel at the beauty from above.
  • Take a 'Journey Behind the Falls' to get up close to the rushing waters and see the views from below and behind

Time Zone

GMT-5 hours

Flight Time

Approx 7 hours to Toronto; British Airways and Air Canada both offer direct flights from the UK.

Currency

CAD - Canadian Dollar

Visa Information

Please ensure you have a valid electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) prior to your departure to Canada. Please check on the Canadian Embassy for all Visa FAQ’s.

Language

English

Health Information

No vaccinations required
  • a view of a city at night

    Cruises

    Most visitors ambition when visiting Niagara Falls is to get up close to feel the mist and hear the thundering roar of the waters right from the foot of the falls and what better way than on the Iconic Hornblower Cruise. View the American, Bridal Veil and of course, the famous Canadian Horseshoe Falls on this legendary tours - make sure you have waterproofs at the ready! Or for a totally different perspective, take the evening Falls Illumination cruise featuring an on-board licensed bar, light bar snacks and music - perfect for taking in the dazzling city skyline and famous coloured illumination of the American and Horseshoe Falls.

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    Wineries

    The Niagara region is more than just the Falls - it is also Ontario's wine country and the lush vineyards, stunning countryside and acclaimed wineries are a must visit. From the sparkling shores of Lake Ontario to just 15 to 20 minutes outside Niagara Falls are more than 25 vineyards and 50 wineries dotted across landscape just waiting to be explored. Take a tour through the countryside by car, bike or guided tour and discover the best of the regions wineries, many of which have award-winning restaurants where they pair fine wines with incredible local farm-to-table cuisine. Or visit in winter to celebrate Ontario's most wine, Icewine in a winter wonderland setting at the Icewine Festival every January.

  • Journey Behind the Falls

    Family Fun

    Families of all shapes, sizes and ages frequently visit Niagara Falls to discover its fantastic entertainment options, as well as the incredible natural wonder of the Falls. Take a dip or try one of the 16 waterslides at North America's largest water park - Fallsview Indoor Water Park. Adults and kids alike will love the views of the Falls from the towering Niagara Skywheel or enjoying a round at Canada's largest miniature golf - Dinosaur Adventure Gold with its incredible dinosaur theme. With so much to do, it is impossible for any family to be bored.

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    Zipline & Whirlpool Adventure Course

    Thrill seekers will love the outdoor adventure that can be found across the Niagara region. Our particular favourites are the Whirlpool Adventure Course and the MistRider Zipline to the Falls. Both are a completely unique and incredible way of experiencing the natural phenomenon of Niagara with self-paced courses featuring dozens of climbing, ziplining, jumping, and swinging aerial games allowing you to soar above Niagara Gorge with heights of 220 ft and speeds of up to 40 mph.

  • Helicopter tour Niagara Falls

    Helicopter over Niagara Falls

    Take to the sky for a birds eye view of the magnificent falls, combine the thrill of a helicopter ride with the spectacular scenery. From the helicopter you’ll be able to view Niagara River, Whirlpool Rapids, Rainbow Bridge, the American Falls and the unrivalled Horseshoe Falls.

  • Emma, Destination Manager

    Emma

    Destination Manager

    “We highly recommend exploring Niagara-on-the-Lake. This location has its own unique scenery, wine tasting, historic buildings, shopping and gourmet cuisine.”

     

  • Charlotte, Destination Specialist

    Charlotte

    Destination Specialist

    “Thrill seekers will love the MistRider Zipline that runs along the edge of the falls.”

     

Events & Festivals

Festivals and events are wonderful to include during your Niagara Falls holiday, offering a glimpse into the country’s authentic culture and traditions.

 

  • Icewine Festival

    In January, Niagara-on-the-Lake’s historic Queen Street transforms into an enchanting winter wonderland as the town comes together to play their part in wine country’s annual celebration of Icewine. Niagara-on-the-Lake’s finest wines be flowing and renowned signature kitchen chefs will tempt your palate with savoury and sweet Icewine-inspired culinary creations.

     

  • Festival of lights

    Between November and January, explore the amazing light displays that make up the Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls. The signature five mile long route travels through the beautiful landscapes of the Niagara Parks, Dufferin Islands and surrounding tourist districts to transform the city into a winter wonderland.

     

Local Cuisine

Get a flavour of the local culture through your palate during your Niagara Falls holiday. Here are a few of our favourite dishes.

 

  • Maple Syrup

    In Niagara Falls, you’ll get the purest and freshest maple syrup to pour on pancakes or waffles. This syrup is made from the sap of the native maple tree. Be sure to also try some maple toffee while you are there.

     

  • Butter Tart

    Butter tart dessert is a Canada-favourite, comprising of a flaky, buttery pastry shell filled with custard and maple syrup.

     

  • Beavertail

    A Beavertail is fried dough that is shaped into the shape of a beaver tail. The dough can be topped with chocolate, fruits and various other sweet treats.

     

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