Discover Niagara Falls!
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Our Toronto to Niagara tours depart daily from four pickup/dropoff locations, three in Toronto, and one in Niagara Falls. (please select pickup/dropoff at time of booking)
We'll give you a day to remember, and transport you in comfort from Toronto to Niagara Falls and back in time for dinner!
Visit Niagara Falls Canada

The Tour Details

FREE TIME AT THE FALLS
Experience the breathtaking, natural wonder of Niagara Falls up-close, where you will have time to explore at your leisure and enjoy many fantastic photo opportunities.

On your Niagara Falls tour ride With Chariots of Fire tours, you will see the Niagara River flowing over both the American and Canadian waterfalls into the Great Gorge.

Niagara Falls is a young waterfall.  Around 12,000 years ago, at the end of the last ice age, glacial melt water filled the five great lakes.  Four of these lakes- Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Lake Erie, drain through the Niagara River into the fifth lake- Lake Ontario, then the water flows through the Saint Lawrence River to the Atlantic Ocean.  The Niagara River is only 58 km (36 miles) long, connecting Lake Erie to Lake Ontario.  Lake Erie is 99 meters (326 feet) higher in elevation than Lake Ontario.  The combination of the large volume of water flowing through the river, together with a high drop in elevation has caused the erosion of the Niagara River Gorge and resulted in Niagara Falls.With the Niagara River acting as the border between the USA and Canada, the waterfalls are divided.

The American falls are smaller while the larger Canadian Horseshoe Falls have more than 90% of the river water flowing over them at 57 meters (188 ft) in height.  Their combined volume flowing over both falls is 28,000 cu. M (100,000 cu. Ft.) or over half a million gallons of water per second, enough to fill a million bathtubs per minute.
SCENIC DRIVE
WITH PICTURE STOPS AT:
Your Fall for Niagara day tour includes a beautiful drive following the Niagara River to Lake Ontario.  There are four photo stops on the Niagara parkway which include the Queenston Heights, hydroelectric dams, Floral Clock and Whirlpool rapids.

Queenston Heights
Located on top of the Niagara escarpment, this picture stop on your Niagara Falls day tour overlooks the Niagara River where the waterfalls started 12,000 years ago. The Falls then eroded back a distance of 11 km to (7 miles) to the current location at a rate of 1 meter (3 ft.) per year. The Niagara Escarpment is an elevated ridge of land extending from Queenston Heights 725 km (440 miles) through Ontario to Tobermany and Georgian Bay and Manatoulin Island on Lake Huron. Designated in 1990 by the United Nations as a world biosphere preserve, the Niagara escarpment is the exposed surface of an ancient lake bed dating back 430 million years when much of central North America was covered in a shallow tropical lake. The escarpment is composed of dolostone, which was more resistant to erosion than the surrounding lands.

Hydro-electric Dams
Two large power stations produce approx. 5 million H.P. (4 million KW) of electricity from the Niagara River. On the American side it is the Robert Moses Station, and on the Canadian side, the Sir Adam Beck Station. Water is diverted before Niagara Falls in a series of underground tunnels and canals, into two large reservoirs behind the big dams. Using the high drop of elevation back into the Niagara River Gorge, the water flows through the penstocks, driving the turbines and producing electricity. On your Niagara Falls day tour with Chariots of Fire, you will have a good view of how this takes place.

Floral Clock
A favorite place for photos on your Toronto to Niagara bus tour, this electric clock was built in 1950 and consists of over 15,000 small plants imbedded close together and changed twice a year during the growing season. It is one of the world’s largest floral clocks with the face being over 12 meters (40 ft.) In diameter.

Whirlpool Rapids
At Niagara Falls, there is a 90° bend in the Niagara River. The only other big bend in the river is at the Whirlpool, another 90°. This Whirlpool is up to 35 meters (120 ft.) deep. The Whirlpool phenomenon is created by the large volume of water flowing at a fast speed. Then narrow river gorge has water moving at 40 km (25 miles) per hour with class 6 rapids- the highest rank.
FREE TIME AT NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE
This scenic town, is rich in history and beauty.  On our Toronto to Niagara Tour you will have the opportunity to explore at your leisure and see for yourself why Niagara-on-the-Lake has been voted the most beautiful village in Canada.

Your Chariots of Fire Niagara Falls tour will take you to this historic village.  In 1782, it was the site of Ontario’s first government and parliament legislature as well as the origin of the Upper Canada Law Society.  In 1793, the world’s first anti- slavery legislation was passed here with the Canadian Fugitive Slave Act, providing freedom and the protection of law to black fugitives escaping the slavery plantations of the South.  The first printing press, newspaper and library in the province were located here.

With its many flowers, quaint shops, boutiques, galleries and sidewalk cafes, you will see why this village is considered Canada’s most beautiful town.  Your bus tour with Chariots of Fire stops at this scenic village and gives you the opportunity to stroll along, takes photos, have lunch or shop.
LOCAL WINERY
The Niagara Region is home to over 120 wineries, due to it's warmer,
more temperate micro-climate.  It is known, throughout the world, to
be one of the largest producers of Ice Wine, a speciality of the
Region.  Your visit will include an informative tour of one of the
wineries with a complimentary tasting to top it off.

Toronto to Niagara day tours includes a scenic drive through the orchard and vineyard country of the Niagara region.  Many find it strange that a northern country like Canada can produce much fruit.  This is generally true because of our cooler climate.  The Niagara region is one of the few exceptions due to the micro-climate and soil structure which resulted from being once covered by lake water.  It is a relatively narrow belt located between the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario with milder winter temperatures.  The micro-climate allows for wide varieties of grape growing with over 130 wineries in the area.

The speciality of the region is ice wine.  Because of the climate of warm summers and cold winters, it is the best location for producing this dessert wine, with over ¾ of the world’s ice wine originating in Canada.  On your Chariots of Fire Niagara Falls bus tour, you will have the opportunity to view the vineyards at a winery stop.  They will treat you to a complimentary tasting of two table wine samples and two ice wine samples.
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Optional Extras

Includes Priority Access for quicker entrance Admission to the Skylon Tower observation deck.

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Includes Priority Access for quicker entrance Admission to the Hornblower Niagara Cruise boat ride (previously Maid of the Mist)

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Looking for a once in a lifetime experience? Book a tour with us and we can arrange a helicopter ride over the thundering Falls

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PICKUP/DROP-OFF LOCATIONS

To provide a wonderful tour that runs like clockwork, we'll pick you up from one of 4 easy to find locations.

Airport area - Dixon Road and Carlingview Drive:

Look for the glass-enclosed city bus stop in front of the Double Tree Hotel (925 Dixon Rd.). Our bus departs from here at 7:15 am. MAP

Lower City Center:

Departure- 7:45 am 1 Front St. East. In front of Sony Centre. South East corner of Yonge St . and Front St.MAP

Toronto City Center:

279 Yonge St. (Shopper’s Drug Mart - Yonge St. and Dundas Square, across from the Eaton Centre.). Our bus departs from here at 8am.MAPTravel time from Toronto to Niagara Falls is approximately 2hrs.

Skylon Tower - Main Entrance:

5200 Robinson St. Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada L2G2A3 - Look for 6 large glass doors. (Parking lot A). Pickup is at 9:30am (Depending on traffic, your bus will arrive between 9:30 am and 10 am.).MAPRoad conditions permitting, we will arrive back in Toronto by 5pm and at the Airport area location by 5:30pm, so you can plan for evening engagements. In the colder season, when the boat ride is not running, we arrive back earlier.

We like to keep things simple

Our Toronto to Niagara Tour does not include meals. You will have the opportunity to purchase lunch at one of several restaurants, or you may bring your own food and enjoy a riverside picnic. We don’t allow eating or drinking on the bus except bottled water. Our vehicles are not washroom equipped - please use restrooms before boarding.

FAQ

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions. If you don't see yours, get in touch : )

Why is your tour $77 while others cost more?

Visitors to Toronto choose us for their trip to Niagara because we offer affordable, quality tours that are second to none. More clients seem to like what we do and that enables us to run these Tours at a low cost.

Does the $77 fee include taxes?

No, tax is not included. We have to charge the 13% HST tax, which is $10 extra per person.

Do you have a seniors / students / child rate?

We have a flat rate of $77 per person, plus taxes.

Do you offer hotel pick up and drop off for groups?

If you have a group of 20 or more,PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE.

Why Hornblower Niagara Boat Rides and not Maid of the Mist?

Hornblower Niagara Cruises is an exciting new way to see the Falls! The Maid of the Mist no longer operates in Canada. Hornblower Niagara Cruises is now the only Falls boat tour in Niagara Falls, Canada.

How much time will I have at Niagara Falls?

You will have 2 1/2 hours at Niagara Falls, this includes time for riverside viewing and exploring , and the optional attractions

Do you offer pick-up in The United States?

Chariots of Fire, Toronto to Niagara Tours, does not operate in the United States.

Do you offer pick-up in Niagara Falls, Ontario?

Yes, we have a pick-up location at the Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls.

Why are there only four pickup and drop-off locations?

We operate our Toronto to Niagara Tour with only four stops in order to reduce travel time and make the Tour as efficient and enjoyable as possible.

Contact Us

Send us a note or give us a call if you have any questions about our tour, private/custom packages, and optional extras.

Contacts

Phone: +1-905-877-0855

Email: niagara@chariots-of-fire.com

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