Niagara Falls & Buffalo | Aug 20 – 25

Featuring the mighty Niagara Falls (both sides), Maid of the Mist & Cave of the Winds, Whirlpool Areal Car, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Erie Canal & Buffalo River cruise, Icewine Tasting, and much more!

August 20-25, 2023 | 5-Day Tour/Trip


Aug 20 | Niagara Falls

Welcome to Buffalo! Upon arrival your tour director will meet you at the Buffalo airport and assist with your transfer to your hotel, conveniently located in downtown Niagara Falls, and your home for the next five nights! Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner.

Overnight: Seneca Casino Hotel, Niagara Falls – (D)

Aug 21 | Niagara Falls State Park

After a hearty breakfast, you are off to explore Niagara Falls State Park, the oldest State Park in the U.S. The history of Niagara Falls goes back thousands of years to the Ice Age, when large torrents of water were released from the melting ice, draining into what is now known as the Niagara River. Discovered in 1678, Niagara Falls became one of America’s first icons. The development of the rail system in the 1800’s opened Niagara Falls to throngs of visitors and made it a prime destination for travelers from all over the world. Today, Hydroelectricity is one of Niagara Fall’s most important products. Together, power plants on both the American and Canadian sides of the Falls have the capacity to produce up to 2.4 million kilowatts of electricity. Under an international treaty, the flow of water over Niagara Falls is reduced during the night to allow more of the water to flow into the intakes used for power generation. This plan ensures that the Falls natural beauty remains unaffected during prime viewing hours. Your morning starts with one of the highlights of this tour as you embark on the Maid of the Mist boat tour. The boat navigates past the base of the American Falls, and onto the basin of Horseshoe Falls. Next, walk right up to the base of the Falls during your Cave of the Winds tour, located on Goat Island at Niagara Falls State Park. This exciting tour outfits you in a hooded raincoat and sandals and takes you into a cave and then along a catwalk near the foot of the falls for an up-close, wet, and very rewarding view of the thunderous, cascading waters. After free time for lunch and shopping on Old Falls Street, you will visit the Underground Railroad Heritage Center. Here you will learn about the rich stories of the Underground Railroad in Niagara Falls, the crucial role played by its location, geography, and the actions of its residents – particularly its African American residents. Before returning to your hotel, stop at Whirlpool State Park and enjoy spectacular views of the Niagara Whirlpool and rapids. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Overnight: Seneca Casino Hotel, Niagara Falls  – (B)

Aug 22 |A day in Buffalo…

This morning after breakfast, depart for Buffalo, a truly remarkable city. First, tour The Darwin D. Martin quintessential Prairie House Complex, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, built between 1903 and 1905, and considered one of the greatest achievements of his career. Experience the harmony of Wright’s nature-inspired architecture, the connections made between interior and exterior spaces, and the pioneering methods of construction used in this outstanding residential project. Embark on a panoramic city tour of Buffalo, including Delaware Avenue, famous for its magnificent mansions and Millionaire’s Row, the site where Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated. Step into Buffalo’s City hall, an Art Deco masterpiece with outstanding murals depicting the city’s history and industry. An exciting lunch stop is in store for you at the word famous Anchor Bar, home of the Buffalo Wings! This afternoon enjoy a scenic boat ride on the Buffalo River. Hear the stories of Buffalo’s scoopers – residents and immigrants alike – who worked the docks and mills at the world’s largest grain port, feeding the nation and the city’s gilded economy. The remainder of evening is at leisure.

Overnight: Seneca Casino Hotel, Niagara Falls  – (B,L)    

Aug 23 |Fort Niagara, Wine Trail & Erie Canal Cruise

After a leisurely breakfast, your journey continues as you visit Fort Niagara, the oldest continuously occupied military site in North America. The fortification was  originally built by New France to protect its interests in North America, specifically control of access between the Niagara River and Lake Ontario, the easternmost of the Great Lakes. You’ll visit original 18th century buildings, enjoy incredible views and take part in exciting, living USA, a new up-and-coming region. The climate here is ideal for growing a wide variety of fruit, including grapes such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet, Syrah and Merlot. Enjoy a tour of the farm, lunch including homemade pie, and of course a wine tasting! This afternoon you will depart for a two-hour narrated cruise on the Erie Canal, a 19th-century engineering marvel which opened up the American Frontier. Your fun and informative cruise will take you past five of the original 1800’s locks. After your cruise, enjoy an included buffet dinner at the Lockport Erie Canalside.

Overnight: Seneca Resort & Casino Niagara Falls  – (B,L,D)

Aug 24 |A day in Canada… 

This morning after crossing the Canadian Border, you will get the most of our Niagara Falls experience, with gorgeous panoramas of both the American Falls and the mighty Horseshoe Falls. Later this morning hop on the historic Whirlpool Aero Car for an unforgettable ride over the vibrant, teal-colored waters of the Niagara River. Witness spectacular views of the swirling Niagara Whirlpool and the river’s Class 6 rapids as you soar 3,500 feet above the Niagara Gorge. Next, enjoy free time for lunch and shopping in one of Canada’s prettiest towns, Niagara-on-the-Lake, a well-preserved 19th-century small town, located in the heart of Ontario’s Wine Country. Wander through the Heritage District with its lush boulevard  gardens and discover whimsical boutiques, enthralling antique shops and delightful bistros. This afternoon you will visit a winery specialized in making Icewine for a tour and tasting! The Niagara region in Ontario is world-renowned for its premier icewines, a dessert wine made from naturally frozen grapes. This evening wrap up your day in Canada atop the Skylon Tower’s revolving                restaurant. Enjoy your farewell dinner with spectacular views of Niagara Falls.

Overnight: Seneca Casino Hotel, Niagara Falls – (B,D)

Aug 25 |Carrousel Ride & Home

After breakfast and checking out of your hotel, visit   the historic Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum. The Allan Herschell Company specialized in producing portable machines which could be used by traveling carnival operators. The company produced over ​3,000 hand carved wooden carousels and outproduced all of its rivals in the carousel industry. On your tour see beautifully restored horses on the “carving floor”, hundreds of hand-punched original master music rolls dating back to the turn of the 20th century, as well as Band Organs used to produce the inimitable and universally recognized sound of an American carousel!  Saddle up on the back of a wooden hand carved horse and be a kid again as you ride the 106 year old Herschell Carousel! After this exciting adventure you will be transferred to the Buffalo airport for your flight home. Memories of your Buffalo and Niagara Falls tour will last forever! – (B)


  • Roundtrip airfare to Buffalo & back home
  • Six days luxury motor coach transportation
  • Five nights at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino (incl. $35.00pp free slot play & $15.00pp food credit)
  • Five breakfasts, two lunches & three dinners
  • All sightseeing and admissions as listed on the itinerary including: Maid of the Mist boat ride, Cave of the Winds, Erie Canal and Buffalo River boat cruises, Becker Farms visit including lunch and wine tasting, Ice wine tasting, visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Skylon Tower admission & dinner, Anchor Bar – Home of the original Buffalo Wing, Panoramic Buffalo city tour, Darwin Martin House, Old Fort Niagara, Underground Railroad Heritage Center, Herschell Carrousel Factory & Museum
  • Hotel taxes, meal taxes, and gratuities
  • Porterage of one bag per person (excludes airline baggage fees)
  • All resort, service, and government fees
  • All gratuities for drivers & step-on guides

$500.00 deposit due to confirm the reservation Cash or Check Payment

Final payment due May 6, 2023 No penalties until May 11, 2023

50% non-refundable May 12, 2023

100% non-refundable June 19, 2023

Cash or Check Payment

An optional Travel Protection plan is available with  coverage for trip cancellation/interruption, see enclosed  product flyer for more information.

A valid passport is required for this tour program. The passport must be valid for at least 6 month after returning back to the US

 An optional Travel Protection plan is available with coverage  for trip cancellation/interruption, see enclosed product flyer for more information.

A valid passport is required on this itinerary and must be valid for at least 6 month after returning back to the USA.


Contact Your Group Leader OR Armonde Maurras at Universal Travel