Experience Niagara Falls by night on this 4-hour tour. Start with a 3-course dinner at a restaurant located a stone’s throw from Horseshoe Falls, and look out from a wall of windows as the mighty cascade lights up in dramatic hues. Don’t like the color? Visit the tower where the spotlights are mounted, and change the shade. Then, approach the thundering falls as close as possible during a Hornblower cruise. From May to September, wrap up the cruises on week nights with a stunning fireworks show.
Start with an evening hotel pickup, and then travel with your guide to the Table Rock Center in the heart of Niagara Parks. Settle in at your table at Elements on the Falls Restaurant, located near the brink that overlooks Horseshoe Falls. As you enjoy a 3-course dinner made from locally sourced ingredients, gaze out the wall of windows that give unparalleled views of the thundering waters. At dusk, watch as the Horseshoe Falls light up with rich rainbow hues. To create this effect, giant colored spotlights are mounted on an old observation building that locals call the Illumination Tower. Enjoy your after-dinner coffee or tea, and then enjoy a 30-minute tour of the building to learn about its former role as a surge tank for the falls’ excess water.Next, learn how to change the color of the lights yourself! Watch in real time as Horseshoe Falls reflects the hue you have chosen. Receive an ‘I lit up Niagara Falls’ certificate as proof of your light-tower duties. Your tour also includes 25 minutes at the brink of Horseshoe Falls. Continue your nighttime adventure with a 1.5-hour Hornblower cruise, a wet and wild ride that gets you as close to Horseshoe Falls as possible. Hear how loud the water is, feel its powerful spray and admire the multicolored radiance from a different vantage point. If you visit from May to September, you’ll see fireworks splash across the sky during the weeknight cruises. Return to port, and then finish your tour with a hotel drop-off.