Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Day 8 - Niagara Tour - Thousand Island Cruise Tour

Day 8 (11 July): I had three days remaining for my return flight to India. As advised to me, I booked the 2 days tour package to Niagara Falls. I had taken leave from office on Friday (11th July) and left the hotel early in the morning for Canal Street in Chinatown from where I was supposed to catch the bus for the Niagara tour. Chinatown, Manhattan is home to the largest enclave of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere. Most of these Niagara bus tours are being operated by Chinese people. I purchased 2 days tour package that cost me $110. Then there are additional charges if you want to view sub segments like Thousand Island Cruise Tour, Niagara Fort, Niagara George park etc. I opted for all of them and it cost me additional $80 something. Apart of this, a total of $8 / day / person should be paid in cash to tour guide and the bus driver as a service fee. I reached there on time and boarded the bus. The tour bus was in good condition except the fact that it didn't have the power plug for phone charging. Rest, everything was well - Air conditioning, cleanliness, tour guide, driver etc.

Our first stop during our journey to Niagara Falls was Cruise Tour of Thousand Islands.

"The Thousand Islands (1000 Islands) Region is an International tourism destination, encompassing communities on both sides of US and Canada border along the St. Lawrence River and the eastern shores of lake Ontario.  The region takes its name from the more than 1000 islands that dot the lake and river along this international waterway.  The region extends from Kingston to Cornwall on the Canadian side, and from Oswego to Massena on the US side, reaching inland to foothills of the Adirondack mountains to embrace the communities that are west and north of the Andirondack park,and the four NY Counties of Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence. "            - 1000islands.com

Here are the snaps from Thousand Islands:

Starting the tour.

What a view!!

Mother Nature

With sun shining from top, it seems like pearls scattered on water surface.

Wish I could stay there for a day.

A must visit place during Niagara Tour

Clicking photographs

Say 'hi' to them.

Wow! what a view.

This tour will be remembered always.

At the cruise. Along with the guide.

Bye - Bye. It was a memorable trip.

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