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4-Day Niagara Falls, Toronto, Montreal Tour from New York/New Jersey

  • Tour code: 055-482
  • Available: Thu(03/01/2017-12/31/2017); Mon(03/01/2017-10/31/2017);Special departure
  • Depart from: New York, NY; Jersey City, NJ; Parsippany, NJ; East Brunswick, NJ; Brooklyn, NY; Flushing, NY
  • Duration: 4 Days 3 Nights
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3 Nights hotel. Round trip bus transportation from New York. Niagara Falls, Toronto, Thousand Island, Ottawa, Montreal (Canada).

Special Remarks:

  • U.S. and Canadian side - A valid passport and visa (if applicable) are required to enter Canada.
  • Tour is 100% guaranteed; if cancelled 120% of the price will be refunded.

Pricing Details

Single: $315
Double (/Person): $180
Third Person Adult: Free
Child (Age 0-12): Free
Fourth Person Adult: $116
Child (Age 0-12): $116

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  • Buy 2 Get 3rd Free: (1) Cancellation of free-fare passenger must be made at least 7 days before departure. (2) No-show or late cancellation incurs a $128 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 New York - Corning/Watkins Glen - Niagara Falls(329 miles)
  • Day 2 Niagara Falls - Niagara Falls Canada - Toronto(45 miles)
  • Day 3 Toronto - Thousand Islands - Ottawa - Montreal(347 miles)
  • Day 4 Montreal - New York(332 miles)
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Day 1 New York - Corning/Watkins Glen - Niagara Falls(329 miles)

In the morning, we will drive from New York City to the either the Corning Glass Museum in Corning, NY to learn about glassmaking (in winter) or to Watkins Glen State Park (in summer). From there, we will continue to Niagara Falls, NY, where we will see the Native American Dance Show.

  • Summer Schedule: Mid of May - October. Tour goes to Corning Glass Museum during winter.
    Glen Creek has carved a dramatic gorge into the Watkins Glen hillside, resulting in a large, cavern-like network of rock formations.
    Summer Schedule: Mid of May - October. Tour goes to Corning Glass Museum during winter.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $10; Child (3-12 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $10|Opening Hours: Daily May - Oct 9:00am - 5:30pm, Seasonal|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

Corning is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States, on the Chemung River. The population was 11,183 at the 2010 census. It is named for Erastus Corning, an Albany financier and railroad executive who was an investor in the company that developed the community.

  • Winter Schedule: November - Early May.Tour goes to Watkins Glen State Park during summer
    This museum in western New York is dedicated to the history, art, and science behind glassmaking. Its collection contains more than 45,000 objects, some of which date back millennia. It was founded in 1951 and sees 400,000 visitors annually.
    Winter Schedule: November - Early May.Tour goes to Watkins Glen State Park during summer
    Admission (Optional): Adult $19.50; Child (Under 16 yrs) Free; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $19.50|Opening Hours: Daily 9:00am - 5:00pm, Seasonal Hours Vary, Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 24, 25, January 1.

Among the most beautiful natural wonders in the world, Niagara Falls are comprised of three waterfalls that thunder and astound, producing a higher flow rate than any other waterfall in the world and standing at a height of 167 feet.

  • Always Available
    The Niagara Falls region has long been a sacred place for local Native American people. Timed to the tempo of the natural water falls, this show shares the story of Niagara's ancestors through traditional dance, music, and colorful costumes.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $20.95; Child (4-10 yrs) $13; Senior $20.95|Opening Hours: Daily 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Always Visit
    Visitors to Niagara can enjoy a nighttime illumination of the falls. The completeness of night view on certain summer evenings may be limited or not available due to late sunset time and government regulations on driving hours.
    Opening Hours: Daily 8:00pm, Varies Seasonally
Standard Hotel: Universal Inn / Comfort Inn / Days Inn / Sleep Inn or equivalent

Day 2 Niagara Falls - Niagara Falls Canada - Toronto(45 miles)

Today, we will continue our tour of the Niagara Falls area by taking the Hornblower Cruise, watching the informational IMAX Movie, and ascending to the top of the Skylon Tower. Afterwards, we will depart for Toronto to visit the CN Tower. We will also have the option of taking a Mariposa Toronto Harbour Cruise. Later, we will have dinner in the historic Chinatown district.

Known and loved for both their power and their beauty, the Niagara Falls offer an experience unlike any other. More water tumbles down from the Niagara River every minute than any other place in the world.

  • Always Visit
    This observation tower on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls offers a bird's-eye views of one of the world's favorite natural wonders. The tower stands 520 feet from street level and 775 feet from the bottom of the falls.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $14.63; Child (Under 12 yrs) $9; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $14.63; +Tax|Opening Hours: 8:00am - 10:00pm, Seasonal time and rates may apply.|Duration: Approx. 50 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    The Rainbow Bridge across the Niagara River connects Niagara, Ontario to Niagara, New York. It is an international landmark and impressive architectural feat. In addition to private vehicles, pedestrians and bikes can cross the bridge for a small toll.
  • Always Visit
    This amazing movie experience, presented on an unbelievable IMAX screen, chronicles more than 12,000 years of history and examines human interaction with the falls from ancient time through the people-- like you-- who come to see them today.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child (6-12 yrs) $11; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15|Opening Hours: Closed December 25
  • Always Available
    The impressive Skylon Tower, jutting into the air above Niagara Falls, features the Revolving Dining Room, a one-of-a-kind eatery the makes a full revolution every hour. Sitting just below the observation deck, guests can enjoy views and food!
    Admission (Optional): Adult $44.75; Child (3-12 yrs) $39; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $44.75
  • Always Visit
    Get ready to get wet: this world-famous boat ride takes passengers as close to the falls as it is possible to get. Formerly Maid of the Mist, Hornblower now runs Niagara cruise operations on the Canadian side of the Falls.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $29.32; Child (5-12 yrs) $18.02; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $29.32; +Tax|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun Apr 1 - Apr 30 9:00am - 5:30pm, Seasonal Times and Dates Vary, Mon - Sun May 1 - May 6 8:00am - 6:30pm, Seasonal Times and Dates Vary, Mon - Sun May 7 - Oct 31 8:00am - 4:00am, Seasonal Times and Dates Vary (8:00a.m.-Dusk ), Mon - Sun Nov 1 - Dec 4 9:30am - 6:00pm, Seasonal Times and Dates Vary|Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

The capital of the province of Ontario, Toronto is the largest city in Canada. It is perched on the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario. This historic city combines modern innovation with traditional Canadian culture and style.

  • In winter, we will visit Ripley's Aquarium of Canada and Casa Loma instead of Mariposa Toronto Harbour Cruise
    Lake Ontario Cruises offer gorgeous views of the city of Toronto from the waters of Lake Ontario, one of the famous Great Lakes of North America. See the city of Toronto and the surrounding area in a new way!
    In winter, we will visit Ripley's Aquarium of Canada and Casa Loma instead of Mariposa Toronto Harbour Cruise
    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-12 yrs) $17; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $22|Opening Hours: Apr 21 - Oct 17, Seasonal Times and Dates Vary
  • Passing By
    (Passing By) This unique building complex is one of the most famous in Toronto, and also the home of the city's municipal government.
  • Always Visit
    Toronto's CN Tower is a Canadian icon and one of the most recognizable North American buildings. Made entirely of concrete, this massive monolith was the tallest structure in the world at the time of its completion in 1976.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $40.68; Child (4-12 yrs) $29.38; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $35.03; +tax|Opening Hours: 9:00am - 10:30pm, Closed on Christmas day
  • Seasonal
    Just south of the CN Tower in Toronto, you will find Ripley's Aquarium, opened in 2013. It is divided into nine galleries, each themed after a specific marine environment, showcasing the diverse animals that live in each.
    From 2015-11-06 to 2016-04-30
    Admission (Optional): Adult $34; Child (6-13 yrs) $23; Child (3-5 yrs) $11; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $23|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 11:00pm
  • Seasonal
    This century-old Gothic-style house in Toronto was originally the home of financier Sir Henry Mill Pellatt. Today, it serves as a museum that showcases the history of life in Toronto and what life was like in the early 1900s.
    From 2015-11-06 to 2016-04-30
    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (1-13 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20|Opening Hours: Mon - Tue 9:30am - 10:00pm, Wed - Sun 9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Always Visit
    One of the largest Chinatowns in North America is located in downtown Toronto, Ontario. Toronto contains several Chinatowns. This one is the oldest, dating back to the 1870s, and the historical area features many authentic groceries, restaurants, and shops.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Sun
  • Always Available
    Treat yourself to a specialty dinner in one of the largest Chinatowns in the Western Hemisphere! Freshly-cooked meats and vegetables decorate the windows of the esteemed restaurants, from whole cooked ducks to beef ribs and so much more. Enjoy!
    Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child (3-12 yrs) $27; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $30
Standard Hotel: Travelodge Toronto East / Holiday Inn TR Airport East / Days inn at the fall / Quality inn (@U.S side) or equivalent

Day 3 Toronto - Thousand Islands - Ottawa - Montreal(347 miles)

In the morning, we will leave Toronto for the Thousand Islands. Here, we will take a Boat Tour of the area that will pass by some of this beautiful archipelago's most famous landmarks. Then, we will continue on to Ottawa, ON, where we will visit Parliament Hill, the center of Canadian government. From there, we will journey to Montreal, QC to see the Montreal Biodome, Olympic Stadium and Tower and Old Montreal. This is also where we will spend the night.

An international tourism destination situated between Canada and the United States along the St. Lawrence River. The region takes its name from the more than 1,000 islands that dot the lakes and rivers along this international waterway.

  • Always Available
    Guests on the magnificent boat tour of the Thousand Islands Region in the gorgeous St. Lawrence Seaway can enjoy a continental breakfast unlike any other. As the boat takes you to some of the famous sights, enjoy a hearty meal.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $11.50; Child (3-12 yrs) $9.50; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $11.50|Opening Hours: Apr 15 - Oct 31, Seasonal Times and Dates Vary

Located on the Ottawa River in eastern Ontario, Canada's capital city is also its center of technology and politics. This historic city features many museums, art galleries, and performance centers as well as other attractions like the Rideau Canal.

  • Always Visit
    Parliament Hill, located on the banks of the Ottawa River Canada's capital city, is home to the Canadian Parliament. The gorgeous location and dramatic architecture make this a huge tourist location-- more than 3 million people come every year.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Sun Jul 2 - Sep 5 9:00am - 4:30pm, Time subject to change, Mon - Fri Sep 6 - May 15 9:00am - 3:30pm, Sat - Sun Sep 6 - May 15 9:00am - 4:30pm, Parliament is closed on Christmas Day .New Year’s Day.Canada Day (July 1).
  • Always Visit
    The Peace Tower is a large clock tower in Ottawa, Ontario that sits at the center of Parliament Hill. This iconic Canadian building appears on both the fifty- and twenty-dollar Canadian bills. It is more than 300 feet tall.

Montreal, Quebec is the second-largest city in Canada, and the center of French Canadian culture. Called "Canada's Cultural Capital," Montreal offers much to see and do, whether you are looking to explore history or the arts.

  • Olympic Tower will close for renovation from 1/9/2017 to
5/31/2017. We will still visit the Stadium and watch the tower from outside.
    The "tower" portion of this Stadium, which was originally constructed for the 1976 Olympics, is the tallest inclined tower in the world, stretching 574 feet into the air. This enormous building has a capacity of 78,322.
    Olympic Tower will close for renovation from 1/9/2017 to 5/31/2017. We will still visit the Stadium and watch the tower from outside.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $23.25; Child (5-17 yrs) $11.50; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $21|Opening Hours: Mon Apr 30 - Jun 23 1:00am - 6:00pm, Tue - Sun Apr 30 - Jun 23 9:00am - 6:00pm, Mon Jun 24 - Sep 5 1:00pm - 8:00pm, Tue - Sun Jun 24 - Sep 5 9:00am - 10:00pm, Mon Sep 6 - Oct 10 1:00pm - 6:00pm, Tue - Sun Sep 6 - Oct 10 9:00am - 6:00pm, Tue - Sun Oct 11 - Dec 23 9:00am - 5:00pm|Duration: Approx. 50 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    The Montreal Biodome was originally constructed in 1973 for the Montreal Olympic games as an area for track cycling and judo events known as a velodrome. The building was converted into a zoo and nature museum in 1992.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $19.75; Child (3-12 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $18.25|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Always Visit
    The neighborhood in Montreal, Quebec known as "Old Montreal" is the oldest area of the city, with some structures dating as far back as New France settlements. The area contains many museums as well as sightseeing opportunities.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Thu Jan - Dec 7:30am - 3:00pm, Fri Jan - Dec 7:30am - 11:30am, Sat Jan - Dec 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Always Visit
    The Notre-Dame Basilica-Cathedral in Montreal, Quebec is the oldest parish church in North America, founded in 1647. It is also the first to be elevated to the rank of basilica. Visitors also come for its impressive neoclassical architecture.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Fri Jan - Dec 8:00am - 4:30pm, Sat 8:00am - 4:00pm, Sun 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Standard Hotel: Travelodge Montreal Airport Hotel / Gouverneur Relais ST Jean or similar

Day 4 Montreal - New York(332 miles)

On our way back to New York City, we will stop at a duty-free shop near the Canadian border.Then we'll visit Ausable Chasm. We will arrive back in New York City at about 8:00pm. See "Departure and Return Details" for pickup and dropoff information.

  • Always Visit
    Ausable Chasm, carved into upstate New York's Adirondack Mountains by an eponymous river, is made of 500-foot-thick Potsdam sandstone that is over 500 million years old. At its southern end, it drains into Lake Champlain.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $19.39; Child (5-12 yrs) $10.75; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $19.39; Trail only|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

*Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

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I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Angela on 2016-11-22

I recently went on the 4 Day Niagara Falls Tour. Our tour guide Wendy was great, friendly, accommodating and helpful. Our driver Jo Lin was also great.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: LISA on 2016-08-27

I took the 4 Day Niagara Falls, Toronto, Montreal Tour from New York tour Aug 8-12, 2016 with my 20 year old twins and 9 year old. I did a lot of research prior to booking and although I was a little apprehensive given all of the negative reviews I read, I felt I knew exactly what to expect and was determined to make the best of it. However, I’m happy to say, this trip exceeded our expectations! Our original plan was to drive the exact route but, besides the unbeatable price (one of us went for free as it was Buy 2 Get 1 free), I decided the drive was just going to be too much and booked the tour instead. Boy am I glad I did! There is no way we would have done half of the things we did had I driven instead. Our tour was organized by L&L Travel- a Chinese company. Of the 51 passengers on our bus, I am pretty sure we were the only non-Asian people on the bus but it was really not an issue for us. Tom announced everything in easy-to-understand English first and then translated to Chinese. I am not sure if it was a cultural thing or perhaps just the language barrier, but some of the other passengers did come across a little rude at times. Our bus did not have wi-fi or charging stations (it was too old) but we were prepared with chargers and movies to watch. We also brought small pillows and blankets which were able to leave on the bus in our assigned seats whenever we got off. Our bus did have a bathroom but we were asked not to use it except for an emergency which was appreciated by all given that the waste has nowhere to go and would remain on the bus. This was not a problem for anyone as we stopped every two hours for a bathroom break when driving for long stretches. Our tour guide was Tom and he was GREAT! He was very organized and everything was planned and timed perfectly. He was great at keeping us informed about what to expect, where to go and when to be back. Luckily we had a good group on our bus who stuck to the schedule because I could see how being late could throw off an entire day. Our bus driver was Pablo. He was also fantastic. Tom and Pablo worked great together and I couldn’t have asked for a better team. We were lucky enough to get to sit by Tom and Pablo on the bus so we got to get to know both of them over the four day trip and ask questions whenever we had them. Tom called the night before our tour to confirm and ask about our travel documents. He also provided some fun facts about things we drove by along the way. As for money, I did not bring or exchange for CAN$ but in retrospect I probably should have. Most places took my VISA card which automatically does the exchange with no fee (some do charge a fee so check with your issuer first), but there were several instances where I had to use cash and although they took US$ they did not take it at the exchange rate, nor did they give me change in US$, so I ended up paying more than I should have. Although we could have walked, we opted to take a taxi from our hotel to see Niagara Falls in Canada at night- it was a long day with a lot of walking and we had to be up early. We also took a taxi while we were in Chinatown as we didn’t eat with the tour (based on the reviews). We ended up walking pretty far from the drop off and ate at a place with semi-slow service so we took a taxi back so we weren’t late getting back to the bus. We also ate at a few places that didn’t or wouldn’t take my VISA card. The first motel we stayed at was the Universal Inn just outside of Niagara Falls ON. It was a little run down and there were stains on the rug, but the wifi worked, the TV worked and the beds were comfortable. The second night we stayed at Quality Hotel in Toronto. The beds were comfortable but our room was all the way in a corner so the wifi didn’t really work. It worked fine in the lobby though, so we used it there. The last night we stayed at a Comfort Inn in Laval QC which was changed from the Sandman Hotel in Longueuil QC: the wifi worked and beds were very comfy. The first morning we had to be at the bus at 7:45, but the second morning we needed to be on the bus by 5:30 in order to drive the 2+ hours to Thousand Islands for the breakfast cruise. The last morning we had to be on the bus at 6am because the change in our hotel put us 45 minutes further away. Getting up so early wasn’t fun, but being able to nap on the bus and getting to see so much in 4 days made it well worth it. Customs was a breeze for us. On the way in we got off of the bus and walked through. On the way home we stayed on the bus and an agent came on and collected our travel documents. About 15 minutes later he brought them back and we were done. The weather cooperated for us. It was a little warm but the only rain we had was on the ride home and it was overcast on our breakfast cruise. The attractions we paid for were: Watkins Glen State Park, Hornblower Niagara Cruise, Skylon Revolving Restaurant Lunch, CN Tower, and Thousand Islands Cruise Breakfast. I recommend them all. The only one I wish we would have done was Ausable Chasm but it wasn’t listed on the itinerary (either was the French dinner in Montreal) so I didn’t really know what is was until we got there. If I had to mention any criticisms it would be the lack of options in Montreal. Olympic Stadium was disappointing and there wasn’t much around to do instead. But there was a café, a cute little interactive animal attraction that my 9 year old enjoyed and there was wifi for my 20 year olds, so no one really complained. Although The Thousand Island boat tour was one of the highlights for me, the breakfast they served was not very good but I would still recommend it for the experience. (The coffee was great though!) The CN Tower was also a little disappointing compared to the Skylon Tower but I would still recommend it. The glass floor was fun- terrifying, but fun! Regarding complaints I’ve read in several other reviews: Hidden Fees/Service fee $8 per day per person: I had no problems understanding this was expected when I booked our tour and thus found no hidden fees or unexpected charges. I also don’t think it is too much to ask. But then again, my tour guide and driver were fantastic so I didn’t have a problem with it. I also gave them both an additional tip when the tour was over. Having to pay additional for attractions: I don’t understand how people would think that the small amount we paid would include so much. Yes, it adds up to quite a bit more but you do not have to participate in everything. We were in no way forced or shamed into buying any attractions, let alone all of them. Watkins Glen is free to enter but we were charged $10 each: people need to understand that this company is in business to make money, not break even! They could have brought us somewhere else that does charge us to get in but Watkins Glen is not something you’d want to miss. It takes a lot of work to organize these tours. Finding the best hotel deals, timing the attractions to avoid the lines, training the tour guides, hiring buses, dealing with the unexpected and much more that we don’t even know about are all part of a service we are paying for. Just the fact that they had us start at the top of the gorge and walk down 832 steps rather than walk up was well worth that $10 to me! All in all, we really had a great time and we are all glad we went.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: LISA on 2016-08-24

I took the 4 Day Niagara Falls, Toronto, Montreal Tour from New York tour Aug 8-11, 2016 with my 20-year-old twins and 9 year old. I did a lot of research prior to booking and although I was a little apprehensive given all of the negative reviews I read, I felt I knew exactly what to expect and was determined to make the best of it. However, I'm happy to say, this trip exceeded our expectations! Our original plan was to drive the exact route but, besides the unbeatable price (one of us went for free as it was Buy 2 Get 1 free), I decided the drive was just going to be too much and booked the tour instead. Boy am I glad I did! There is no way we would have done half of the things we did had I driven instead. Our tour was organized by L&L Travel- a Chinese company. Of the 51 passengers on our bus, I am pretty sure we (and one other gentleman) were the only non-Asian people on the bus but it was really not an issue for us. Tom announced everything in easy-to-understand English first and then translated to Chinese. I am not sure if it was a cultural thing or perhaps just the language barrier, but some of the other passengers did come across a little rude at times. Our bus did not have wi-fi or charging stations (it was too old) but we were prepared with chargers and movies to watch. We also brought small pillows and blankets which were able to leave on the bus in our assigned seats whenever we got off. Our bus did have a bathroom but we were asked not to use it except for an emergency which was appreciated by all given that the waste has nowhere to go and would remain on the bus. This was not a problem for anyone as we stopped every two hours for a bathroom break when driving for long stretches. Our tour guide was Tom and he was GREAT! He was very organized and everything was planned and timed perfectly. He was great at keeping us informed about what to expect, where to go and when to be back. Luckily we had a good group on our bus who stuck to the schedule because I could see how being late could throw off an entire day. Our bus driver was Pablo. He was also fantastic. Tom and Pablo worked great together and I couldn't have asked for a better team. We were lucky enough to get to sit in the front of the bus by Tom and Pablo so we got to talk to them over the four day trip and ask questions whenever we had them. Tom called the night before our tour to confirm and ask about tour travel documents and he also provided some fun facts about things we drove by along the way. As for money, I did not bring or exchange for CAN$ while we were there but in retrospect, I probably should have. Most places took my VISA card which automatically does the exchange with no fee (some do charge a fee so check with your issuer first), but there were several instances where I had to use cash and although they took US$ they did not take it at the exchange rate, nor did they give me change in US$, so I ended up paying more than I should have. Although we could have walked, we opted to take a taxi from our hotel to see Niagara Falls in Canada at night. It was a long day with a lot of walking and we had to be up early. We also took a taxi while we were in Chinatown as we didn't eat with the tour (based on the reviews). We ended up walking pretty far from the drop-off and ate at a place with semi-slow service so we took a taxi so we weren't late getting back to the bus. We also ate at a few street places that didn't or wouldn't take my VISA card. The first motel we stayed at was the Universal Inn just outside of Niagara Falls ON. It was a little run down and there were stains on the rug, but the wifi worked, the TV worked and the beds were comfortable. The second night we stayed at Quality Hotel in Toronto. The beds were comfortable but our room was all the way in a corner so the wifi didn't really work. It worked in the lobby though so we used it there. The last night we stayed at a Comfort Inn in Laval QC which was changed from the Sandman Hotel in Longueuil QC: the wifi worked and beds were very comfy. The first morning we had to be at the bus at 7:45am, but the second morning we needed to be on the bus by 5:30am in order to drive the 2+ hours to Thousand Islands for the breakfast cruise. The last morning we had to be on the bus at 6am because the change in our hotel put us 45 minutes further away. Getting up so early wasn't fun but being able to nap on the bus and getting to see so much in 4 days made it well worth it. Customs was a breeze for us. On the way in we got off of the bus and walked through. On the way home we stayed on the bus and an agent came on and collected our travel documents. About 15 minutes later he brought them back and we were done. The weather cooperated for us. It was a little warm but the only rain we had was on the ride home and it was overcast on our breakfast cruise. The attractions we paid for were: Watkins Glen State Park, Hornblower Niagara Cruise, Skylon Revolving Restaurant Lunch, CN Tower, and Thousand Islands Cruise Breakfast. I recommend them all. The only one I wish we would have done was Ausable Chasm but it was not listed on the itinerary I printed out (either was the French dinner in Montreal)so I didn't know what it was about until we got there. If I had to mention any criticisms it would be the lack of options in Montreal. Olympic Stadium was disappointing and there wasn't much around to do instead. But there was a cafe, a cute little interactive animal attraction that my 9 year old enjoyed and there was wifi for my 20 year olds, so no one really complained. Although The Thousand Island boat tour was one of the highlights for me, the breakfast they served was not very good but I would still recommend it for the experience. (The coffee was great though!) The CN Tower was also a little disappointing after the Skylon Tower. Regarding complaints I've read in several other reviews: Hidden Fees/Service fee $8 per day per person: I had no problems understanding this was expected when I booked our tour and thus found no hidden fees or unexpected charges. I also don't think it is too much to ask. But then again, my tour guide and driver were fantastic so I didn't have a problem with it. I also gave them both an additional tip when the tour was over. Having to pay additional for attractions: I don't understand how people would think that the small amount we paid would include so much. Yes, it adds up to quite a bit more but you do not have to participate in everything. We were in no way forced or shamed into buying any attractions, let alone all of the options. Watkins Glen is free to enter but we were charged $10 each: people need to understand that this company is in business to make money, not break even! They could have brought us somewhere else that does charge us to get in but Watkins Glen is not something you would want to miss. It takes a lot of work to organize these tours. Finding the best hotel deals, timing the attractions to avoid the lines, training the tour guides, hiring buses, dealing with the unexpected and much more we don't even know about are all part of a service we are paying for. Just the fact that they had us start at the top of the gorge and walk down 832 steps rather than walk up was well worth that $10 to me! All in all, we had a great time and we are all glad we didn't drive.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Latisha on 2016-07-14

Great tour for the price! We loved our tour guide, Wendy. She kept us entertained and we truly enjoyed her and our other guests.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: PRANAV on 2016-05-24

We enjoyed tour and our guide Faith was very helpful and knowledgeable for details about all places.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Khosnoor on 2016-05-17

Hello Everyone, This was such an awesome trip. You get to see so many things and places in such a short amount of time. Our tour leader was Faith, she is awesome. She knows exactly how much time we needed at each attraction, where we can get good food to eat, what to eat. She was always there to help us. She was so patient and helpful. I wish I can have her on every tour. I am looking forward to booking more tours with TakeTours.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Khosnoor on 2016-05-01

Out tour leader was Faith. She was really awesome. She did everything so perfectly. I would want her as my tour leader for all the tours. She knew exactly where to go and what to do. Helped us a lot with everything. She didn't let us waste out time. She gave details on what to see. Had an amazing tour with my brother. We got to see so many things at this short amount of time. Really worth the money. You don't really need Canadian money but you should in case some restaurant or stores takes US dollar as Canadian money so you end up paying more.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: john on 2016-04-17

I took this tour on 3/14/16, and we were really enjoyed the tour and had a lot fun. Our tour guide is Mai Zhang, a very young and profession tour guide. We loved the meals, the views and also our lovely tour guide!!!!!Recommend to take this tour!!

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Choong Wah on 2016-02-29

A recommended tour if you want a brief visit to Niagara Falls, Ottawa and Montreal. Tour guide Wendy Wen and bus driver Chris had done a wonderful job during our tour from 15 - 18 Feb 2016. Wendy had given her best and take good care for all her customers. As for extras cost on the 8 tour sites, it depends on your whims and fancy. I only take the lunch at Skylon Tower and the French dinner in Montreal. It's nice!

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Yuan ki on 2015-11-19

Yinny was my tour guide and she was excellent. We enjoyed the tour a lot! I recommend the tour!

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