FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do passengers board the tour buses for the Bedore Niagara Falls sightseeing and group tours?

We pick up at the hotels, motels, and campgrounds in Niagara Falls (USA side) for all of our tour departures. We do not pick up in Canada. If you are not staying in the area, you can be picked up for the bus tour at Howard Johnson’s Hotel, 454 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY.

Does the Maid of the Mist boat ride operate year-round?

No. There is too much ice and snow in the winter. The Maid of the Mist season typically runs mid-spring to late October. Our sightseeing bus tours are available April to October.

How far in advance do I need to make reservations?

We recommend making your sightseeing tour reservations at least one week prior to arrival. This will guarantee the tour and departure time of your choice. We do accept reservations up until the time of departure on a space-available basis.

Does your tour from NYC operate year-round?

Our One Day Tour from New York City is available all year.

Do you still go on tour if the weather isn't great?

We run rain or shine! There's always a little mist in the air around Niagara Falls, so we don't really notice any raindrops!

Are your tours appropriate for children?

Our Niagara Falls sightseeing tours are designed for the entire family. The guides are knowledgeable, fun, and entertaining, and their goal is to make everyone feel comfortable! From the stories of the daredevils going over the Falls, to the real life "miracle of Niagara", everyone will find their tour to be an enjoyable and relaxing experience. The Maid of the Mist has no age restrictions, and it's a blast for both kids and adults!

Are strollers permitted on the tour?

Absolutely, as long as it is an umbrella stroller.

Can I bring a camera/video camera?

Absolutely. When enjoying the Maid of the Mist boat ride, Cave of the Winds trip, or Journey Behind the Falls, you may want to bring along a plastic bag to protect your electronics. You'll get some great photos, but when it gets too wet on the Maid of the Mist boat ride or another Niagara Falls attraction, just wrap up the camera and you'll be good to go!

Are there any extra fees not included in the tour price?

No, all sightseeing tours are inclusive of taxes and fees. Our tour guides work very hard throughout the tour to ensure a great Niagara Falls experience. If you appreciate their efforts, you can recognize them with a gratuity. It is customary to tip guides 15% if you have completely enjoyed your tour experience.

Is there a lot of walking on your sightseeing tours?

All of our tours do require some walking, but it's generally just to and from the attractions with relatively short distances and little or no stairs. There are plenty of benches throughout the parks during the tour, so if someone in your party doesn't want to participate in everything, they don't have to. If you have any concerns, please call our office at 1-800-538-8433.

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