The (Sub)urban Tourist is a travel blog enjoying the outdoor lifestyle and exploring good food and dining experiences. This summer Margaret Antkowski, who pens the (Sub)urban tourist, took a Niagara Falls tour with her finacé Frank Bourne. She rated the tour 4.5/5. Read her review here:
Niagara by bus: sit back, relax and enjoy the tour
|The Maid of the Mist in Niagara Falls – part of the tour with King Tours. Photo by Frank Bourne|
I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been to Niagara Falls, Ontario. It must be at least six or seven times since I was a small kid. With each visit over the years, I’ve noticed that traffic has become increasingly insane in the Niagara region. Driving with stop-and-go traffic and trying to find a parking spot in Niagara Falls or Niagara-on-the-Lake can leave you drained, stressed out and definitely not enjoying the visit.
This past weekend Frank and I had the pleasure of trying out a King Tours bus tour from Toronto to Niagara Falls. And it certainly was a stress-free way to enjoy a day away from Toronto.
- Transportation in a comfortable, air conditioned tour bus from downtown Toronto to Niagara Falls
- Entry into the Maid of the Mist, without having to wait in line for a ticket
- About two hours to ourselves to explore Niagara Falls and have lunch
- A drive along the Niagara River to stop at spots such as the Whirlpool (10 minute stop); the Sir Adam Beck Power Generation plant (a few minutes to take photos); and the Floral Clock (more photos).
- A 45 minute visit in Niagara-on-the-Lake
- Wine-tasting at Pillitteri Estates Winery
|People lining up for the Maid of the Mist. We didn’t have to wait to get tickets but went straight to the line-up for the tour itself. Photo by Frank Bourne|