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Buffalo History Tours

76 Pearl St, Buffalo, NY 14202-4106
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Great way to relax!

This is my second time on the boat tour, I went once 4 years ago and it was just as fun as the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rachel D
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Niagara Falls, New York
via mobile
Buffalo bus tour

Our manager treated us to the Buffalo Double Decker Bus Tour, it was amazing!!!! The tour guide... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Toni G
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Lockport, New York
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Humorous, historical tours of Buffalo provided by a stand-up comic. Mostly accurate.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hotel lafayette” (32 reviews)
“buffalo history” (31 reviews)
“fun tour” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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76 Pearl St, Buffalo, NY 14202-4106
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second time on the boat tour, I went once 4 years ago and it was just as fun as the first time. Greg is a great tour guide and really knows his stuff. Excellent for a date, family trip, or social outing....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our manager treated us to the Buffalo Double Decker Bus Tour, it was amazing!!!! The tour guide was outstanding. He made learning about Buffalo a blast! I laughed so much that my cheeks actually hurt. Highly recommend this for a family outing or a work...More

Thank Toni G
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NiagaraGuideGuy, Owner at Buffalo History Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

That is our goal, to make your cheeks hurt! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It means a lot to us. Officer O'Connor.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Buffalo did not make the Erie Canal, the Erie Canal made Buffalo. Our trip started on the waterfront on an openside bus. Our guide was the owner Officer O'Conner. He proved to be very entertaining and informative. Our trip started on the waterfront and with...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

This was great. A lesson on the growth of industry on Buffalo's waterfront. Our guide was very knowledgeable, spoke clearly and was easy to understand (Don? Dan? Ken? - so sorry I cannot remember his name!). The combination of being on the water, incredible things...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

My sister, visiting from Texas, and I took this tour during Friday's " monsoon" weather event. "Officer O"Connor" was very patient and safety oriented while deciding whether or not to begin the tour. The bus driver was amazing as visibility was non existent as we...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This was a very fun tour. The laughs started at bus entry and were almost nonstop throughout the trip. Despite what "officer O'Connor" said, there was much to be learned of 19th century Buffalo and surrounding area. Don't miss this gem. You'll have a great...More

Thank Dennis F
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

A 90-minute float down the Buffalo river with narration describing the 175 year history of the river, including the world-famous collection of grain silos. The boat was large, clean and comfortable; the crew was extremely helpful and the narration was first-class. These folks love what...More

Thank elizabeth s
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

This tour by Mr. Dombrowski is Top Notch! I highly recommend this delightfully entertaining tour of the Hotel Lafayette- the Hotel is gem- great piece of Buffalo History and Renaissance.

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NiagaraGuideGuy, Owner at Buffalo History Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you for taking a moment to write a review. The Hotel has a wonderful story to tell, indeed!

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Reviewed 17 November 2016

On November 15th Officer O'Connor gave a talk on the history of the Canal Side area. He was exceptionally good. I would highly recommend any tour he does. WONDERFUL! He seasoned the talk with lots of humor a great Irish accent.

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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Took their " haunted pub crawl " on 10/22/16 and can't understand why they call it a pub crawl, the only"pub" we visited was the tent at Canalside where it starts. I mistakenly told my friends we would be walking from bar to bar when...More

Thank Laura P
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Kortney S
21 July 2016|
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Response from Maggiej1975 | Reviewed this property |
For our dinner there was a beef, chicken, potato, vegetable, salad and breadstick.
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Eileen S
28 August 2015|
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Response from NiagaraGuideGuy | Property representative |
I am a walking tour provider, I do not do boat cruises. You may have me confused with somebody else.
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9 August 2015|
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call (716) 222-2432.
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