Day 1: Monday or Thursday departure
New York, Finger Lakes, and Niagara Falls
The air-conditioned van or bus departs from the Big Apple and heads north where it passes the beautiful Delaware Gap and then makes its way to Watkins Glen State Park, located in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Stretch your legs on a walk through Watkins Glen Canyon for views of the beautiful waterfalls. On the way to Niagara Falls pass by the stunning Seneca Lake. Arrive in Niagara Falls in the late afternoon.
Tour the American side of Niagara Falls, including the American Falls, Goat Island, and Sister Island. Once the sun sets, a night tour of Niagara Falls showcases colorful lighting of the thundering waters.
Overnight accommodations in Niagara Falls are at the Executive Inn Super 8.
Day 2: Tuesday or Friday
Niagara Falls and New York
After enjoying a continental breakfast at the hotel, head to the thundering water of Niagara Falls. See both Niagara and the Horseshoe Falls up close and experience their true power from onboard the Maid of the Mist (May-October). In April, when the Maid of the Mist is not operational, take a tour of the Scenic Tunnels.
Around noon its time to head south and back to New York. On the way to New York, stretch your legs in a more urban area with a shopping excursion at one of the large outlet malls along the way. Then relax as the van or bus delivers you back to the city in time for you to grab a late dinner.
Departure time and location:
Monday: 7 AM; from 125 Park Ave.
Thursday: 7 AM; from 125 Park Ave.
Return time and location:
Tuesday: 8 PM; to 125 Park Ave.
Friday: 8 PM; to 125 Park Ave.
How it works:
This is a multi-day tour departing on Mondays and Thursdays. Monday departures return to New York on Tuesday evening; Thursday departures return to New York on Friday evening.
Hotel accommodation prices are based on double occupancy (two people sharing a room). Rooms with two double beds are provided; in the event of an extra occupant, no extra bedding will be provided.
This tour crosses into Canada. Proof of citizenship is required. You must have the correct visas and permits for entry into Canada. If you do not, it is also possible to take this tour and stay exclusively on the United States side of the falls
Empire Vacations reserves the right to refuse carriage to passengers whose behavior makes it a hardship for the tour escort to conduct the tour, for the tour passengers general well being, and enjoyment of the tour program.
For the comfort and safety of all passengers, smoking is not permitted on the motor coach; occasional stops are provided en route. Seat rotation occurs at least once a day. Luggage is limited to one piece per person with the following dimensions: 21" x 12" x 12" (46cm x 30cm x 30cm) and a maximum of 22 pounds (10 kg). Meals not listed in the inclusions and all other personal expenses are not included in the cost of this tour and are the participants' responsibility.