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New York to Niagara Falls

4.8 stars(8 reviews)

Explore the stunning beauty of Niagara Falls on this getaway that hits all the highlights of the area.

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4 days From $655 per person
Travel on your own following a well-planned itinerary

2023 Tour code: CC-NYNR-23

About the tour

Discover the wonders of Niagara Falls on this 4-day rail adventure. Beginning and ending in New York City, travel aboard Amtrak's Maple Leaf for a full-day journey through upstate New York and into Ontario. Make the most of your two full days in Niagara Falls, enjoying the sights and sounds of the thundering falls and exploring the area's local attractions. 

Reminder: A valid passport is required to cross the U.S./Canada border.


What’s included


Day 1 - Amtrak’s Maple Leaf to Niagara Falls

Board Amtrak's Maple Leaf at New York's Penn Station this morning and settle in for your trip north. Enjoy the amenities of Coach Class, or choose to upgrade to Business Class at an additional cost. Travel through the lovely scenery of upstate New York as you make your way to Niagara Falls. Overnight Niagara Falls.

Days 2-3 - Tour Niagara Falls with Adventure Pass

Take advantage of all your Niagara Falls Adventure Pass has to offer as you tour the area at your pace. Your pass includes admission to the Hornblower Niagara Cruises for a spectacular ride that brings you as close to the rushing waters as possible. Then enjoy the Journey Behind the Falls tour, which takes you 150 feet below ground to tunnels that lead to observation spots right at the foot of the Falls. You can also take in the interactive show of Niagara's Fury or stroll the White Water Walk on a boardwalk nestled beside the Class 6 Whirlpool Rapids.

You also have 2 days of WEGO bus access, the Hop-on, Hop-off bus transportation system that connects Niagara Parks with other tourist areas in the city. You might want to wrap up one of your days of adventure with an optional Niagara Falls Illumination Dinner Package (additional cost). Overnight Niagara Falls.

Day 4 - Maple Leaf to New York

This morning, board the Maple Leaf for your return trip to New York. Your vacation concludes upon arrival at New York's Penn Station.

Additional information

Pricing Plans

Hotels include Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton Niagara Falls (Moderate), Hilton Hotel & Suites Niagara Falls (Superior), and Sheraton on the Falls (Deluxe).

Amtrak accommodations are available in Coach Class or Business Class.

Coach Class accommodations feature a reclining seat with leg rest.

Business Class accommodations include a reclining seat with extra legroom and complimentary non-alcoholic drinks.

Departure times

Departure times vary based on selected rail vacation. This information will be provided in your final documents. For more information please speak with your rail specialist.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular vacation with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


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4.8 stars4.8 / 5 · 8 reviews

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5 stars

Submitted 01 Nov 2022

Smooth ride, comfortable reclining seating, amazing leg room and beautiful views.

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K.G. Berry

5 stars

Submitted 25 Oct 2022

You have to book this trip! It was our first train experience and we are thankful to our Vacation by Rail representative for recommending coach on the train (plenty of room!) And upgrade to the Marriott in Niagra Falls. The pictures were taken from our hotel window.

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5 stars

Submitted 16 Oct 2022

Though a long trip and not many choices for food/snack/meal, the scenery is lovely for a first time traveler along the Hudson River without driving especially in autumn.

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3 stars

Submitted 09 Oct 2022

When we arrived, most welcome centers were closed. When we finally found one open, we were told that the “Hornblower” attraction was not running and we should ask for a refund. The included dinner was from a price fixe menu and not nearly worth almost $100.00 per person. Really not any direction once you arrive. We expected at least the hotel would have had some sort of welcome package pertaining to “Vacations by rail.” Very disappointed and really looked forward to getting close to the falls. Amtrak had a 1 1/2 hour delay in Albany which only contributed to our disappointment.

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5 stars

Submitted 19 Oct 2019

It was a great trip, despite the nearly constant rain. Vacations by Rail gave us travel, a fine hotel room, a ticket to most local attractions, and an unlimited pass to the local bus/shuttle service. We were in charge of when and how we wanted to experience our tour. It was very freeing with no tour guide to follow. We look forward to exploring what other trips VBR has to offer.

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5 stars

Submitted 29 Jul 2019

This was our first trip by rail and we weren't sure how it would go. The hotel and room were wonderful overlooking Niagara Falls. Everywhere we went that needed a voucher the staff were informed and readily accepted it. Staff at VBR were very helpful and kept us informed through the process.

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