BEFORE YOU BOOK A NIAGARA FALLS TOUR
Our Niagara Falls tours which are guided by professional tour guides on the Canadian side of the border is hands down the best way to experience Niagara Falls Canada but we don’t want you to take our word for it.
Not all Niagara Falls tours or Niagara Falls tour companies are built the same so we recommend you be proactive in your research and cautious with your booking.
Below are 6 things you should do before you book a Niagara Falls tour.
1\ MAKE SURE THE TYPE OF TOUR IS RIGHT FOR YOU
There are bus tours, walking tours and even flying tours of Niagara Falls to consider.
While we certainly believe that a walking tour is the best way to see Niagara Falls, it’s not always the best option for everyone.
Before you book a Niagara Falls tour, make sure you know what you’re booking and that it’s the best option for you and the others in your group.
NOTE: We offer walking tours.
2\ MAKE SURE A TOUR GUIDE IS INCLUDED
This may seem like a silly thing to bring up but you’d be surprised what’s available out there.
“Of course a tour guide is always included on the tour, right?” Wrong.
There are certain Niagara Falls tours that you’ll find priced really low and seem too good to be true and that’s probably because they are.
Some Niagara Falls tours you can book are not actually guided by a live tour guide so all you’d be buying is an itinerary and (maybe) tickets to whatever Niagara Falls attractions might be included and missing out on all the perks of hiring a tour guide.
This may be the right move for some, such as those looking for a self-guided tour of Niagara Falls, but the vast majority are looking for a guided tour of Niagara Falls so make sure to confirm a tour guide is included in what you’re booking before handing over credit card details.
NOTE: Our tours are led by some of the most experienced and best tour guides working in Niagara Falls today.
3\ CONSIDER THE TIMING
In the majority of cases, when you book a tour of Niagara Falls you’re booking for a specific time, not just a date.
Before you book a Niagara Falls tour, check to make sure the start time is right for your group before clicking that book now button.
We recommend looking for tours that begin earlier in the day to avoid the large crowds that form around mid-day.
"Getting in early to falls tour was perfect as it got busy as we were done. Pretty much had the underground tunnels to ourselves." - Cindy S.
"So glad we did the 8:30 a.m. tour to avoid long lines." - Michelle W.
Niagara Falls is beautiful, but the view from the back of a long line isn’t great.
NOTE: Our tours start in the morning before the rush!
4\ CHECK ONLINE REVIEW SCORES
According to several studies, 95% of people read reviews before making a purchase online.
There’s often good reason for this!
In addition to a strong recommendation from a trusted personal source in your life (and price) you probably consider online reviews as the top factor in whether or not you buy something.
Nowadays people hand out 5 star reviews like candy so the standards of what is considered a strong review score are different now than they were 5 years ago.
If you’re seeing a Niagara Falls tour package or tour company with an average review score of 4.5 or lower, it may be smart to tread lightly and take a closer look. If they’re below 4.0, you might want to stay clear entirely!
TIP: Don’t trust just 1 source for reviews. See how a tour company or tour package is rated on Google, TripAdvisor, Facebook etc,. to make sure what you’re seeing isn’t the exception to the rule when it comes to how a company is rated online.
NOTE: At last check we’re rated 4.8 or higher across the board.
5\ NARROW DOWN AND COMPARE NIAGARA FALLS TOUR PACKAGES
There’s a lot to choose from. As you begin your search online you’ll likely come across tours with different lengths, attraction inclusions, types and prices.
Like most purchases, it’s smart not to buy the first one you see.
Instead, make a short list of 3 or so Niagara Falls tours that appeal to you and then compare each side by side in order to make your final decision.
You’ll want to use the factors that mean the most to you when comparing each, and then see which one stands above the rest. If you’re still not sure, refer to the next topic before you book.
6\ REACH OUT TO THE TOUR COMPANY
Once you’re feeling more confident about who you want to book with, confirm your decision by reaching out to the tour company to ask any lingering questions you may have.
Or perhaps just use getting a confirmation about something as an excuse to test the companies response time and level of customer service.
This can either seal the deal or make you think twice and potentially save you from making a mistake.
NOTE: Please email Dan and Myles anytime (email@example.com) and we’ll be happy to answer any and all questions about our tours or visiting Niagara Falls in general.Walk Niagara Tours offers all-inclusive walking tours of Niagara Falls. Our tour guides lead groups 7 days a week between April and November.