Industrial yet beautiful, the city of Buffalo, New York, is an unexpected alternative to some of yesterday’s hot urban places to visit.
– Afar Magazine
In a city filled with history, architecture and the gifts of nature, there are so many sights to visit, so many secrets to unfold. An organized tour of Buffalo can help you see and learn the most in the least amount of time.
Buffalo’s tour companies offer expeditions suiting every interest. Take a guided tour of Delaware Avenue mansions with Explore Buffalo or an architectural and historic tour of the city with Buffalo Tours. From walking tours to open-air autobus and Segway tours, the city’s experts will guide you through everything from the culinary hot spots to bone-chilling haunted sites.
Another great way to see the region is to take a cruise along the Buffalo River and Erie Canal, through the Niagara Gorge or out into Lake Erie. Or for do-it-yourselfers, there are always self-guided walking tours, driving tours and itineraries to follow.
Taking a self-guided walking tour gives you an advantage over docent-led tours by letting you move at your own pace and start and stop wherever you want. Buffalo Niagara has plotted two self-guided walking tours for you. The Elmwood Village and the Delaware District tour leads you past Frederick Law Olmsted designed parks. And the Allentown Amble guides you through both the Cottage District and Millionaire’s Row!
Buffalo’s cruises range from the heart thumping to the serene, with plenty of sights to see along the way. Board a Buffalo Harbor Cruise for a guided float past the sights of the city. Sail our waterways on the Spirit of Buffalo or Make Sail Time charter. Or journey into Buffalo’s industrial past on a Buffalo River History Tour. Take a below-ground tour of the Erie Canal on the Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride. Set off on a high-adrenaline adventure through the Niagara River rapids on a Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour. Or cross Niagara Falls off your bucket list with a ride on the Maid of the Mist. The listings below will help you navigate the many waters of Buffalo Niagara!