By Megan Pasche

What better way to discover a new city than by having someone who knows the area show you around? There’s no hassle of trying to find your way, just a nice, leisurely tour, with someone else doing all the work. Tours depart directly from the Marriott lobby, so all you need to do is show up on time.

Magnificent Tours offers numerous tours throughout the Niagara Region, all in the comfort of a climate controlled bus or limo, depending on which tour you choose. You’ll visit Niagara’s best attractions, wineries and more. Below is a breakdown of all the tours they offer and some highlights of what exactly you’ll see.

 

Niagara Falls Summer Scenic Tour

Pricing: (all + HST and in Canadian dollars)

Adult: $159

Child (5 to 12): $95

Kids under 5: FREE

Duration of tour: 5 hours.

Their website notes, “let us show you the sights and sounds of Niagara with our fully narrated Niagara Falls Scenic Tour. See the sights and feel the roar of Niagara Falls. This full day Niagara Falls

Scenic Tour is our signature tour. Experience the majesty and power of Niagara Falls while getting to the front of the line. Our prices are among the best in the luxury tour market and we are committed to offering more during your stay in Niagara Falls through our Niagara Falls Scenic Tour.”

This tour includes admission to Journey Behind the Falls, Hornblower Niagara Cruise, Niagara’s Fury, The Skylon Tower and Souvenir City. Also, passes to the following attractions are included for guests to enjoy at a later time: The White Water Walk, Niagara Falls IMAX Daredevil Museum, WEGO Pass, a pass to return to the Skylon Tower. The bus also drives past many Niagara Falls sites including: The Mt. Carmel Monastery, Dufferin Islands, Old Scow, the Whirlpool Rapids, Niagara Helicopters, and many more.

 

Niagara’s Best Tour

Pricing: (all + HST and in Canadian dollars)

Adult: $130

Child: (5 to 12): $75

Kids under 5: FREE

Duration of tour: 3 hours

Their website says, “This tour includes the top three attractions in Niagara Falls: Hornblower Niagara Cruises, Journey Behind the Falls, and the Skylon Tower. This tour is perfect if you only have a few hours to spare and want to visit the top attractions in Niagara Falls.”

 

Niagara Wine Tour

Pricing: (all + HST and in Canadian dollars)

Adult: $89

Child: (5 to 12): $25

Children under 5: FREE

Duration of tour: 4 hours

According to their website, this tour lets you “experience the beauty of Niagara’s world famous wine country through our Niagara Wine Tour. Visit award-winning Niagara wineries for tours and tastings. Educate yourself on the best wines with a look into the wine making process.” This tour operates daily, and visits Inniskillin Wines, Reif Estate Winery, Jackson Triggs Winery and Truis Winery at Hillebrand.

 

Custom Tours

Magnificent Tours also offers corporate and custom group tours, including fully guided tours for large or small groups that you can customize depending on your interests. This can incorporate scenic areas, wineries, breweries and restaurants: you can craft your perfect Niagara day!

For more information on Magnificent Tours and everything they offer, please visit the Tour Desk in the main lobby or reference their website at magnificentniagarafallstours.com 

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Journey Behind the Falls: Get up close and personal with the mighty falls! You’ll take an elevator down 150 feet to tunnels that wind under the falls. In addition to being able to see the falls through the small openings in the rock, there is also an upper and lower observation deck to take in the view from.

Niagara’s Fury: Located in the Table Rock Centre, this attraction lets you witness the history of Niagara Falls in an interactive way, in the safety of a 4D multi-sensory theatre spectacle.

Skylon Tower: This is the 775 foot tall iconic building in the Niagara Falls skyline, and it is one of the best places to view the falls from.

White Water Walk: This pathway takes you along one of the longest stretches of white water in the world. You start with an elevator ride down 70 metres to the bottom of the gorge, you will talk through a 73 metre long tunnel and emerge at the observation deck/boardwalk.

Souvenir City: If you are looking for the perfect Niagara Falls souvenir, you need not travel any farther then this. This 15,000 square foot shop is one of the largest gift shops in Niagara Falls, and offers a huge selection including: bags, bobble heads, mugs, key chains, ornaments and so much more.

Daredevil Museum: This cool museum takes a look at all the people who have attempted to conquer Niagara Falls. Some of the actual contraptions that daredevils used are on display, including the barrel of Annie Edson Taylor, who was the first recorded daredevil to go over the falls.