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TakeTours Releases New Premium Tours to Niagara Falls for the Reopening of the Maid of the Mist

March 20, 2012

News, 2012

(Cambridge, MA) March 20, 2012 -The season for the Maid of the Mist has historically started in early May, but thanks to the unusual mild winter we had this year, the Maid of the Mist will open much earlier on April 12th, 2012. TakeTours.com is pleased to announce the launching of new Premium Niagara Falls Tours to celebrate the reopening of the world famous boat ride Maid of the Mist.

The Maid of the Mist has been a must-see for Niagara visitors since it was established in 1846. Ever since the mid-19th century, there has only been one way to get up-close to the falls at Niagara; the Maid of the Mist brings passengers right up to witness the immense power of Niagara Falls. This experience has been known to get people wet, so ponchos are provided to protect from the ever present mist. TakeTours.com has dozens of travel packages featuring Niagara Falls and its famous boat ride.

Although the Maid of the Mist has been operated by The Maid of The Mist Steamboat Co. for over 165 years, The Niagara Parks Commission has decided to make an agreement with a new service provider that will manage the Canadian shores of the Niagara Falls, beginning in 2014. The Maid of the Mist Steamboat Co. will continue operating the services on both shores of Niagara in 2012 and 2013; however, they will stop operating the services on the Canadian side by 2014, as Hornblower will take over the boat tours.

Nonetheless, the Maid of the Mist will continue operating normally with many tours featuring it as a primary highlight. Departures to Niagara Falls include New York, Boston, Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Toronto, and Montreal. In celebration of the 2012 travel season, TakeTours is releasing a set of premium tours to Niagara Falls.

With new premium transportation services, travelers will be able to reach Niagara Falls by air, train or tour bus, experiencing Niagara in a brand new way. The air tour includes a round-trip flight from New York, a fully guided sightseeing tour, and a buffet lunch in a panoramic restaurant looking to the Falls. Train tours are also available for two or more days, and the passengers will have the opportunity to stay at a hotel within walking distance of the Falls. These tours include the Maid of the Mist admission ticket.

Bus tours have been most popular for customers of TakeTours.com for the past 10 years. The bus tour packages are also available in different languages including Spanish, Italian, German, French or Portuguese. And for those customers that are feeling lucky, TakeTours offers a brand new two day tour that stops at the Seneca Casino for six hours. After this visit, the passengers can enjoy the lights show at the Niagara Falls, and before returning to New York City the next day, they will be able to ride the Maid of the Mist boat. Currently many Niagara Falls tours at TakeTours.com are running a Buy 2 get 3rd Free promotion.


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