3-Day Tour: Finger Lakes, Niagara Falls, Toronto and 1000 Islands from NYC

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Head north from New York City in a climate-controlled coach on this exciting 3-day tour to experience the best of the Niagara Falls region and upstate New York. Along with exploring the majestic Niagara Falls, you’ll visit the 1000 Islands, Syracuse University and Delaware Water Gap. At Niagara Falls, you’ll tour the American side at night and ride the famous ‘Maid of the Mist’ boat the next day. You’ll then see Syracuse University and go shopping at premier Destiny USA. After that we take a cruise on the St Lawrence River and more. Accommodation at an Wyndham Super 8 or similar included for two nights. Help create a better planet for everyone to travel and explore. We have partnered with One Tree Planted to plant one tree for every passenger that travels with us along with an extra tree for anyone that books multiple trips.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Empire Vacations

This is a typical itinerary for this product


Stop At: Watkins Glen State Park

This morning we depart from the Big Apple heading north where we will pass the beautiful Delaware water Gap to Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Walk through Watkins Glen Canyon to visit the beautiful waterfalls and then continue to Niagara Falls passing Seneca Lake, arriving in the late afternoon.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Niagara Falls State Park

Tour the US side of Niagara including the American Falls, Goat Island and Luna Island. Experience the power of Niagara aboard the Maid of the Mist.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: She-Qua-Ga Falls

Mostly in APRIL and OCTOBER depending on weather conditions: We go to Montour Falls instead of Watkins Glen State Park and to Journey behind the falls instead of Maid of the Mist

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Niagara Falls State Park

At night, we can appreciate the colorful lighting of the waters. Overnight: Niagara Falls – Ramada by Wyndham

Duration: 2 hour


Stop At: Niagara Falls

Our day starts with the magnificent Horseshoe Falls’ view

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Niagara-on-the-Lake

Next we visit the picturesque village of Niagara on the Lake.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Toronto

Next, we continue to Toronto, the financial capital of Canada. We visit the HTO Park, Brookfield Place - home of the Hockey Hall of Fame - City Hall and The Distillery Historic District. Towards evening depart Toronto east along the world-famous Lake Ontario for an evening arrival to the 1000 Islands area (in April, based on weather’s conditions we may return to Niagara Falls for overnight).

Duration: 3 hour


Stop At:

We start the day with a cruise through the amazing 1000 Islands along the St. Laurence River that was navigated about 500 years ago by the French explorer Jacques Cartier. See the houses of the rich and famous built atop private islands - such as Boldt Castle and Heart Island.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At:

After the Cruise we embark back to New York, on the way we will stop at the Delaware Water Gap. Here the Delaware river cuts a scenic gap in the Kittatinny Ridge, famous for Hiking trails, camping, and white water rafting excursions, you get to see the beautiful landscape of the northeastern United States.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Crossings Premium Outlets

On the way to New York, enjoy a shopping excursion at one of the large outlet malls along the way. Find your own bargain with brand name stores for less. Evening return to New York.

Duration: 2 hour
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