Small Group Niagara Falls Tours USA

Tours in Niagara Falls, USA

Niagara Falls, New York is the home of the American side of the famous waterfalls. The Falls are actually situated between the Canadian-American border and the cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario and Niagara Falls, NY are connected via the Rainbow Bridge. Many of the attractions in this area are designed to help you experience the Falls in different ways, from an aerial view, from up close and even behind them. Niagara Falls, NY is also home to Goat Island, whirlpool rapids and the Niagara Falls State Park.

*It should be noted that there are currently some restrictions at the border between Niagara Falls USA and Niagara Falls Canada. Canadians are able to cross the border into the USA, however they must self-isolate for 14 days upon return to Canada.

Niagara Falls USA is sometimes interchangeably referred to as Niagara Falls NY or the American side. This distinction is made as the Niagara Falls area is actually made up of two cross-border cities with one side existing in the state of New York within the United States and the other within the province of Ontario in Canada.

Getting to Niagara Falls from Buffalo:

Niagara Falls, New York is located close to the city of Buffalo, about 20 minutes away if driving. Travellers can take the I-90N directly into Niagara Falls, NY. It should be noted that there are many toll roads in this area and you may be required to pay a toll along this route. The tolls are now electronic in this area for the most part (with the exception of border crossings), so you will receive a bill in the mail a few weeks after your trip.

If you’re flying into Buffalo Niagara International Airport, there are several options for getting from Buffalo to Niagara Falls, NY, including:

  • * Taxi

  • * Rideshare: Both Uber and Lyft are available in the area and can be used to arrange transportation directly from the airport which provide transportation from Niagara Falls

  • * Bus: There are several bus companies operating out of the Buffalo airport which provide transportation directly to Niagara Falls

  • * Rental Car: The Buffalo Niagara International Airport currently offers 6 rental car company options directly from the airport property.

  • * Shuttle services:There are a few airport shuttle services available. Tripshepherd offers a Best of Niagara Falls USA Tour. The shuttle service includes a private vehicle for you and up to 4 guests (5 passengers in total).

Getting to Niagara Falls, NY from Canada

There are a few border crossing options available to get to the American side of Niagara Falls. The most direct option would be to cross the border directly from Niagara Falls, Canada to Niagara Falls, USA at the Rainbow Bridge which connects the two cities.

Visitors who wish to cross at the Rainbow Bridge between the twin cities of Niagara Falls may cross either by car or as a pedestrian. There is a $1 fee for travelling as a pedestrian on the Rainbow Bridge which can be paid in either currency. There is no fee when travelling by car into the USA from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls but a toll fee is required upon re-entry to Canada of $5 USD or $6.50 CAD.

Public Transportation in Niagara Falls USA:

Niagara Falls USA Tours:

There is a wide variety of Niagara Falls USA Tours available here that would appeal to different types of travellers.

For those who are in the area for a short time and want to experience the main highlights of Niagara Falls, NY we’d recommend the Best of Niagara Falls USA Tour

For travellers who have a little extra time and are looking for a bit of an upgraded adventure and want to do something extra special, we’d recommend the Best of Niagara Falls USA Tour with Helicopter Ride or the Day and Night Tour of Niagara Falls USA .

If you’re the type of traveller who prefers to explore by foot and spend time enjoying the outdoors, we’d suggest you check out our Niagara Falls NY Walking Tours .

Lastly, if you’ve always wanted to check out both the Canadian and American side of Niagara Falls and really get to see it all - then you have to check out the Niagara Falls Canada and USA Combo Tour *It should be noted that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, public health protocols and border closures, this tour will be temporarily unavailable, but we are looking forward to offering it again once it is safe to do so.

Niagara Falls USA is ideal for:

Niagara Falls Tours, New York are ideal for many different types of travellers. There are many sightseeing opportunities which are suitable for families, couples, retirees and solo travellers.

Compared to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, there are less attractions and more of an emphasis on sightseeing. Niagara Falls, NY boasts several state parks which make for excellent ways to spend a day outdoors and getting some exercise.

For the best views of the Falls we recommend a visit to the Niagara Falls State Park which includes Goat Island . For amazing views of Niagara’s whirlpool rapids with plenty of trails for walking, biking, running or hiking we recommend a visit to the Whirlpool State Park

That being said, there are still many interesting attractions to check out on the American side of Niagara Falls including: Maid of the Mist , Cave of the Winds and Rainbow Air Helicopter Tours USA


Is the tour price in Canadian or US dollars?

The tour price should default to your local currency based on your location. You may select a different currency than the default from the dropdown menu if you choose.


How will I get to Niagara Falls, USA?

Transport will be provided by Tripshepherd, to and from your accommodation. You will travel in our luxurious Mercedes tour vans. You’ll be contacted a couple of days before the tour date to confirm the pick-up time and location.


What is the cancellation policy?

The cancellation policy for all tours is a full refund if you cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. 


Is a passport required for entry to Niagara Falls, USA?

Yes, your passport should be with you at all times to avoid any inconvenience. For more details, read our blog on “Do You Need a Passport to Go to Niagara Falls” for more details.


How many people are in one group for the tour?

We specialize in small group tours and each group consists of 5-7 people. 


Can you take infants on the boat rides?

Yes, you can as there is no age restriction although you might wanna read this blog on “Can you take Children and Infants on Maid of the Mist?” to ensure the safety of your infants.


What are the best places to visit in Niagara Falls, USA?

Some of the best places you must visit in Niagara Falls, USA are: