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Best tour to Niagara falls from Toronto?

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Best tour to Niagara falls from Toronto?

So my parents are going to Toronto at the end of the month and one of the things they are looking forward to the most is visiting the falls.

They need one that can include pick up from their hotel. A local travel agent has offered an 8 hour trip for £106 each which seems like a rip off.

I googled a bit and found niagaratours.ca, has anyone ever used this site before? It says that it's $79 and you don't have to pay to the day of the trip which sounds good but I don't want it ending up a disaster.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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1. Re: Best tour to Niagara falls from Toronto?

This is a review of the tour I did in 2009, from Toronto ($169US less any possible discounts available) with Toronto Tours: igougo.com/story-s1364401-Toronto-Toronto_To… .

Edited: 2:41 pm, April 03, 2012
West Grey, Ontario
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2. Re: Best tour to Niagara falls from Toronto?

Hi armedwithamind;

Before booking with torontours.ca, niagaratours.ca, etours.ca or kingtours.ca, I would suggest reading this previous post;

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g155019-i55-k28246…

Best Regards

Toronto, Canada
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3. Re: Best tour to Niagara falls from Toronto?

A £106 each, seems a bit excessive -- specially when you can do the Chariots of Fire Tour for £90 per COUPLE! . Perhaps the agent is adding a fee for him/herself. I've personally never done any of the tours but Chariot seems to get some good reviews (although, they do seem a bit formulaic when reading them):

tripadvisor.ca/…REVIEWS

If at all possible and your parents are up to the adventure of "driving on the wrong side of the road" -- I'd highly recommend they hire a car just for the day. It's a simple drive to Niagara Falls and it's much more fun to do at your own pace. Your parents could then leisurely tour Niagara-on-the-Lake, Fort George ( www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/on/fortgeorge/index.aspx ) and several vineyards (using the spit buckets, of course) as well as the Falls,

If they do opt to drive themselves Niagara Parks offers a 33% discount on tickets to their attractions if you buy them beforehand : http://www.niagaraparks.com/ Add in Maid of the Mist and a dinner and a show in Niagara-On-The-Lake and your parents will have a day (or better yet: two days) to remember.

Edited: 11:16 am, April 04, 2012
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4. Re: Best tour to Niagara falls from Toronto?

I've heard good comments about "Chariots of Fire" Niagara Falls tour ride...I live in Ontario, so have never taken a formal tour ................just driven there myself..............I think they charge approx. $60.00 per person, plus tax, kids under 3 free...................

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