New York
The Gifts of the Niagara Region: From the Falls to the Underground Railroad
Immerse yourself in the story of Western New York through its local vineyards, Underground Railroad history, Native American heritage and, of course, the grandeur of Niagara Falls.
Rating (4.89)
Program No. 16303RJ
6 days
Starts at
6 days
5 nights
14 meals
5B 5L 4D
Check-in, Welcome Dinner, Orientation, Class
Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara, NY
Cave of the Winds, Native Americans, Underground Railroad
Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara, NY
Niagara Falls, Boat Ride, Illumination of the Falls
Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara, NY
Canada: Skylon Tower, Botanical Gardens, and Butterflies!
Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara, NY
H2O power, Old Fort Niagara, Native American history
Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara, NY
Final Learning Session, Lunch, Independent Departures
Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara, NY
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At a Glance

Join us to examine the fascinating “Niagara” region of Western New York from one of the world’s iconic natural wonders, the majestic Niagara Falls, to the area’s role in a moving chapter in American history, the Underground Railroad. Awaken all of your senses as you explore this beautiful and historic region.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
This program involves moderate walking and activities designed to enhance exploration of Niagara Falls and surrounding areas.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Take an expert-led boat ride on the Maid of the Mist. Observe scenic sites on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border with insights into the geology, hydropower and Native American heritage of the area.
  • Field trips provide encounters with the beautiful region’s variety and a sampling of rural life, from a visit to a winery to scenic farm vistas.
  • Visit key sites and artifacts from the history of the Underground Railroad.

General Notes

Valid passport needed to travel to Canada.
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Peter Green
Recognized as one of the most informative and entertaining educational excursion leaders in the Niagara region, Peter Green was raised in Toronto, Canada. After living in America over 10 years, he has fallen in love with the history and beauty the Niagara region has to offer. Peter utilizes his passion of history, his expertise in local American and Canadian history, a great sense of humor, and an understanding of our culture and heritage to be an exceptional and exciting instructor.
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