New York - Corning / Watkins Glen - Niagara Falls (325 miles)
In the morning, guests will be picked up in New York. Then, we will head north to Watkins Glen State Park (summer) or Corning Museum of Glass (winter). From there, we will continue on to Niagara Falls, NY.
Corning is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States, on the Chemung River. The population was 11,183 at the 2010 census. It is named for Erastus Corning, an Albany financier and railroad executive who was an investor in the company that developed the community.
Corning Museum of Glass
This non-profit museum run by Corning Glass Works explores the science behind glassmaking the history of the art throughout human cultures. It contains tens of thousands of significant objects, some as much as 3,500 years old.
Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (Under 17 yrs) Free; Senior (Over 55 yrs) $17
Watkins Glen, NY
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York. This is the birthplace of the Watkins Glen International, one of the premier automobile road racing tracks in the United States. Sitting on the south shore of Seneca Lake, it is also famous for its beautiful natural sceneries.
Watkins Glen State Park
"Watkins Glen State Park is the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks, with a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound," boasts the State Parks web site, and it is easy to see why people love this beautiful landscape.
Admission (Optional): Adult $10; Child (3-12 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $10|Opening Hours: Daily May - Oct 9:00am - 5:30pm, Seasonal|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
Standard Hotel: La Quinta Inn/ Holiday Inn/ RIT Inn or equivalent
Niagara Falls - Toronto (83 miles)
We will proceed across the Rainbow Bridge that marks the border between the US and Canada. Once on the Canadian side, you will continue our tour of the Niagara Falls area by taking the Hornblower Niagara Cruise, watching the informational IMAX Movie, and will ascend the Skylon Tower to view the Falls from above. The tour will then depart for Toronto, ON. There we will visit the CN Tower. Next, Mariposa Toronto Harbour Cruise offers gorgeous views of the city and vicinity from the waters (When the Mariposa Toronto Harbour Cruise is closed in winter, we will visit Ripley's Aquarium of Canada and Casa Loma instead.). We will have Chinese dinner in historical Chinatown.
Niagara Falls Canada, ON
Known and loved for both their power and their beauty, the Niagara Falls offer an experience unlike any other. More water tumbles down from the Niagara River every minute than any other place in the world.
Hornblower Niagara Cruise & Incline Railway
The famous Maid of the Mist boat tour has been around since the 1800s, and is the only way to get truly up close to the falls. The boat drives right into the rapids, and has had many famous guests.
Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child (3-12 yrs) $19; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $30|Opening Hours: Apr 7 - Nov 31, 8:30 - Dusk|Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes
The Rainbow Bridge across the Niagara River connects Niagara, Ontario to Niagara, New York. It is an international landmark and impressive architectural feat. In addition to private vehicles, pedestrians and bikes can cross the bridge for a small toll.
Niagara Falls IMAX
The IMAX Theater on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls is currently showing an exciting film that looks at the "daredevils" who have attempted to throw themselves over its edge and live to tell the tale.
Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child (6-12 yrs) $11; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15
For a bird's-eye view of the entire Niagara area, look no further than the Skylon Tower. Located on the Canadian side of the falls, this impressive tower gives guests a chance to literally see the falls from a new angle.
Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child (3-12 yrs) $9; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
The capital of the province of Ontario, Toronto is the largest city in Canada. It is perched on the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario. This historic city combines modern innovation with traditional Canadian culture and style.
Nominated as one of the seven wonders of the modern world, this architectural achievement is perhaps Canada's most famous landmark. For a long time, it was the tallest freestanding structure in the entire world.
Admission (Optional): Adult $43; Child (4-12 yrs) $32; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $39|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun Jan 1 - Dec 31 8:30am - 11:00pm, Closed on 12/25
Ontario Legislative Building
The Ontario Legislative Building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is the seventh structure to function as the parliamentary building of the province of Ontario. This impressive building is in the Richardsonian Romanesque architectural style and was built in 1893.
Mariposa Toronto Harbour Cruise
Lake Ontario Cruises offer gorgeous views of Toronto from the waters of Lake Ontario, one of the famous Great Lakes of North America. Guests can take boat tours of the city to see its sights in a new way!
Admission (Optional): Adult $28; Child (5-15 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $28
Prolific businessman Sir Henry Pellatt commissioned Casa Loma in 1911 to be built as his "dream castle." The mansion took three years to complete and cost Pellatt $3.5 million dollars (almost $85 million in today's money).
Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child (4-13 yrs) $20; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25
One of the largest Chinatowns in North America is located in downtown Toronto, Ontario. Toronto contains several Chinatowns. This one is the oldest, dating back to the 1870s, and the historical area features many authentic groceries, restaurants, and shops.
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
Just south of the CN Tower in Toronto, you will find Ripley's Aquarium, opened in 2013. It is divided into nine galleries, each themed after a specific marine environment, showcasing the diverse animals that live in each.
Admission (Optional): Adult $40; Child (6-13 yrs) $28; Child (3-5 yrs) $14; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $28
Toronto Chinese Dinner
Treat yourself to a specialty dinner in one of the largest Chinatowns in the Western Hemisphere! Freshly-cooked meats and vegetables decorate the windows of the esteemed restaurants, from whole cooked ducks to beef ribs and so much more. Enjoy!
Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child (3-12 yrs) $30; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $30
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn, holiday Inn, Radission Hotel or similar
Toronto - Thousand Islands - Ottawa - Montreal (411 miles)
In the morning, we will leave Toronto for the Thousand Islands to take a Boat Tour of the area, in winters as the Cruise is closed we will be spending more time exploring Ottawa, ON, where we will visit Parliament Hill and Peace Tower. From there, we will journey to Montreal, QC to see the Olympic Stadium and Tower, Old Montreal.
Thousand Islands, ON
An international tourism destination situated between Canada and the United States along the St. Lawrence River. The region takes its name from the more than 1,000 islands that dot the lakes and rivers along this international waterway.
Thousand Islands Cruise
In the Saint Lawrence River between New York and Ontario, there are 1,864 islands. This picturesque landscape has been a vacation destination for more than 150 years, and with good reason. The attractions include lighthouses, museums, fishing, and diving.
Admission (Optional): Adult $28; Child (Under 11 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $27|Opening Hours: Apr 1 - Oct 31
Located on the Ottawa River in eastern Ontario, Canada's capital city is also its center of technology and politics. This historic city features many museums, art galleries, and performance centers as well as other attractions like the Rideau Canal.
Parliament Hill, located on the banks of the Ottawa River Canada's capital city, is home to the Canadian Parliament. The gorgeous location and dramatic architecture make this a huge tourist location-- more than 3 million people come every year.
The Peace Tower is a large clock tower in Ottawa, Ontario that sits at the center of Parliament Hill. This iconic Canadian building appears on both the fifty- and twenty-dollar Canadian bills. It is more than 300 feet tall.
Montreal, Quebec is the second-largest city in Canada, and the center of French Canadian culture. Called "Canada's Cultural Capital," Montreal offers much to see and do, whether you are looking to explore history or the arts.
Olympic Stadium and Tower
The impressive tower that juts out of the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec is the tallest inclined tower in the world, and an impressive feat of engineering. Visitors can make their way to the top and overlook the city.
Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (Under 11 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $23
The neighborhood in Montreal, Quebec known as "Old Montreal" is the oldest area of the city, with some structures dating as far back as New France settlements. The area contains many museums as well as sightseeing opportunities.
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn, holiday Inn, Radission Hotel or similar
Montreal - Keeseville - New York (374 miles)
On our way back to New York City, we will stop at a duty-free shop near the Canadian border.Then we'll visit Ausable Chasm. We will arrive back in New York City at about 8:00pm. See "Departure and Return Details" for pickup and dropoff information.
Keeseville is a hamlet in Clinton and Essex counties, New York, in the United States.It developed along the Ausable River, which provided water power for mills and industrial development.
People were visiting Ausable Chasm in the late 19th century, 22 years before the establishment of Adirondack Park itself. More than 10 million people over more than a century have some to visit the canyon.
Admission (Optional): Adult $33; Child (3-12 yrs) $21.70; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $33