New York City – Washington DC
Begin the tour in the morning from New York and travel to Washington DC – the political capital of United States. Make the first stop at US Capitol, home to the United States Congress and one of the most powerful buildings in the country. Guests will explore the US Capitol from inside by a taking a guided tour highlighting the Rotunda, the iconic Crypt, and more. Continue the journey to the famous Smithsonian Institution which holds a variety of world-class museums; guests can choose to visit National Museum of Natural History, Air & Space Museum, National Museum of American History, National Gallery of Art, National Museum of American Indian History, or National Museum of African American History & Culture. Guests will also enjoy the potomac river cruise. Return to the hotels overnight.
Hotel: Governor House Inn, Quality Inn, Best Western, or similar.
Washington DC – Philadelphia – New York City
Itinerary for Weekday Departure: In a morning, our group will continue exploring the core charms of the Washington DC. U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing is closed on Weekend. So, Newseum will replace it. Guests will explore the White House building (outside view), Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and WW2 Memorial. Enjoy the walking-tour at U.S. Bureau of Engraving & Printing. Arrive at Philadelphia after lunch, make a stop at the Independence National Historical Park. Here, we will visit the Independence Hall where the American Constitution and Democracy were first debated, as well as browse the iconic Liberty Bell. Return to New York to conclude the tour.
Itinerary for Weekend/Holidays and Friday Departure: Today, we will continue our journey exploring the core spirit of Washington DC. Guests will enjoy exploring the White House building (outside view), and grand monuments including the famous Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Korean War Memorial, WW2 Memorial. Travel to Philadelphia, and arrive at the Independence National Historical Park. Here, our guests will explore the famous Independence Hall. Our tour will be concluded in the New York.
- Independence Hall, PA
- Independence National Historical Park, PA
- Korean War Veterans Memorial, DC
- Liberty Bell, PA
- Lincoln Memorial, DC
- National World War II Memorial, DC
- Newseum, DC
- Philadelphia, PA
- Potomac River Cruise, DC
- Thomas Jefferson Memorial, DC
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial, DC
- Washington Monument, DC
- White House, DC
- 1. The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.
- 2. The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.
- 3. Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.
- 4. You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.
- 5. Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.
- 6. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.
- 7. These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.
- 8. Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.
Passengers will be picked up and dropped off at their chosen locations. (Please take notice of locations and times of pick up)
All tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. We may also use a minivan depending on the number of people booking the tour.
A professional tour escort will be with you throughout the tour.
Tour package price includes all the taxes.
It is possible for rates to change without notice.
Cash payments of admission fee for Optional Activities would be made to the guide. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.
Though meals and drinks are not a part of the package the guide will arrange them upon request.
Minimum service charges for the driver and the guide will be $10 per person per day.
Telephone services, laundry services, Alcoholic drinks and beverages are private room charges.
Additional personal expenditure.
Note: Customers should not buy admission tickets or passes on their own and use them on this discounted tours. In case they do, they will have to arrange their own transport.
|Attractions||Adult||Child(3-11 yrs)||Senior (65+ yrs)|
|Mandatory Fee Washington DC Upgraded In-Depth Tour (Friday, Saturday and Holiday Tours): Include In-Depth Capitol Walking Tour, Newseum and Leisure Tour at National Mall-Smithsonian Museum||$60.00||$60.00||$60.00|
|Mandatory Fee Washington DC Upgraded In-Depth Tour (Weekday Tours): Include In-Depth Capitol Walking Tour, BEP Walking Tour & Leisure Tour at National Mall-Smithsonian Museum||$55.00||$55.00||$55.00|
|Potomac River Cruise, DC||$26.00||$18.00||$23.00|
- 1. All the prices are listed in USD.
- 2. Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.
- 3. Prices may change without any notice.
- 4. Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.
- 5. Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.
- 6. Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.
- 7. Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.
- 8. A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.
- 9. There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.
- 10. Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.
118 Greenwood Ave, Edison, NJ 08817 (Coco Asian Cuisine - Edison, NJ) at 6:30pm
39-10 Main St, (HSBC Bank - Queens) Flushing, NY 11354 at 07:00 PM
46 Bowery, Manhattan, New York, NY 10013 at 08:00 PM
- 1. Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).
- 2. Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations
- 3. There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.
- 4. You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.
- 5. Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.
- 6. If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.
- 7. If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.
- 8. On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.
Reservation, Booking & Redemption
Terms & Conditions
Any travel service purchases indicate your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions set out herein.
You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.
You will get an email immediately once you place an order. Tour Confirmation usually takes 2, 3 days except for urgent order. Urgent orders can be confirmed in a day or even few hours, but we can’t assure success in these cases. On fewer occasions, some of the others may require a longer period of time for confirmation. You are advised not to book airline tickets unless you have received the confirmation.
E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)
Your e-ticket includes complete operator information such as local telephone numbers at your destination. You are required to print the e-tickets and bring them along with you on the trip. They will be needed as proof of purchase.
Changes in Booking
You may incur a fee for any revisions or alterations made to the reservation when the booking has already been confirmed. Cancellation fees may be applied to things such as name changes or corrections. They may also apply to tour date changes or tour itinerary changes. Please note that no departure changes are permitted 72 hours before departure.
Changes in Tour Itinerary
We are continuously striving to improve tour itineraries and features. In the event of unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the control, we do reserve the right to vary the itineraries and to substitute hotels. Duplicate departures may operate during certain peak periods, sometimes in reverse order. As such, hotels may vary from those included on the itinerary pages.
All reschedule or change in tour requests should be sent seven days before the departure date. Reschedule requests made 7 days more before departure are subject to reschedule Fee. There is $100/per day/per Room charges for rescheduling usually.
Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.
1. One room can accommodate maximum 4 people. Even if you are 5 people including 1 month old baby you still need 2 rooms.
2. If you can carry your child up to 3 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.
3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.
4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.
5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.
6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.
7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.
8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.
9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.
10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.
Child rates are applicable for children between (0-12 years) of age. Parents are advised to bring car seats for the safety of their child.
Buy 2 Get 3rd discounted: Get 3rd Ticket on special discounted rates on the purchase of 2 tickets.
No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from out travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that re-incurred when there is a cancellation of confirmed or pending bookings. Cancellation policy is applicable even if you do not show because of cancelled flight or any unavoidable circumstances. As such, there are cancellation penalties or fees incurred. Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.
We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirement or circumstances beyond control. In case a cancellation is made at any given moment in time before departure, our only liability as GoldenBusTours will be to refund you, the passenger with the amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements inclusive of separate purchase of air tickets.
We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations.
⇒ 15 days prior to departure - 20% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation
⇒ 8-14 days prior to departure - 35% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation
⇒ 4-7 days prior to departure - 60% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation
⇒ 3 days prior to departure – 100% tour fees will be charged as cancellation
An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties. Each Complaint needs to be in writing.
There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no show.
Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection. If you reschedule tour and later decides to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.
In order for there not to be a cancellation, a minimum number of participants are required. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip although every effort is made by us to ensure that normal operations are maintained.
For any refund case, we do include the discount offered already. This is where GoldenBusTours is playing its role to make sure its customers get the best available deal at an affordable price.
No refund request or complaint will be entertained after 30 days of tour departure. You have to send a formal complaint through email.
⇒ In the case of free passenger cancellation kindly update us 7 days before the departure.
⇒ In the case of late cancellation request or free passenger does not show up on tour day then $128 will be charged.
3. Before booking any tour make sure to go through every detail like tour itinerary, tour price, cancellation policy, reschedule and refund policies.
4. You should either bring a printed copy of your E-Ticket or bring it in your smartphone on the day of tour departure. You should also bring a valid photo ID along with your E-Ticket. In the case of any issues for not carrying E-Ticket or Photo ID GoldenBusTour will not be responsible.
5. Make sure to provide a valid phone number so we can reach you in the case of any emergency.
6. Please read all important notes, inclusion, exclusion section, terms and conditions, policies and below notes.
6a. Tour Operator holds the right to cancel the tour at any time depending on poor weather condition or some other unforeseen circumstances. However, GoldenBusTour will update its customers about the cancellation and shall not be held accountable for charges other than tour fees.
6b. Change in tour price will not affect any confirmed booking.
6c. Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.
7. You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.
8. Reach Departure location about 20 to 30 minutes before departure time. Unfortunately, no one will wait for you in case you get in late. The bus mostly has Bus Operator name and logo on it. Even if you are five minutes late and miss the bus then GoldenBusTours or Tour Operator will not be responsible. There will be no refund in this case. You will be charged 100% tour fee.
This was a very well managed and exciting 2-day tour to Washington DC. From the booking till end of the tour everything went really well. GoldenBus people were professional, and the guide was experienced as well. I took Golden Bus Tour ticket and they drove and guided us to so many places in Washington DC that I couldn’t imagine I’m thinking of taking of another tour if another good deal like this comes up.
This twoday tour to Washington & Philadelphia was a exhausting trip but in the end it was all worth it all thank to our tour guide Coco and his driver (I forgot the name), they very precise and well-organized, they made our trip alot enjoyable. Thank you GoldenBusTours, I would recommend you to all my friends and family.
The 2 day bus tour was good. Nice experience to travel, except for some seats that were not comfortable as expected. The tour part, the guide and the stay, everything was well set. The co-passengers were also friendly that the entire tour just sped away.
taking the family out for vacations hasn’t been an enjoyable experience because I realized on the bus tour that we can get more facilitating rides with tour guides and everything well managed. We enjoyed boating in Washington DC, plus White House and US Capitol were worth visiting! Thank You!
I always wanted to show my kids around the DC, on the note, it’s the best city for a tourist like me since the city holds a massive array of grand monuments and museums, it’s great for learning about our past and the sacrifices of our country. As in fact, the services by tour management were excellent they helped us see the inside of the US Capitol building. Nice Journey! Loved the bus facility.
Nice and comfortable journey was the bus tour and thoroughly enjoyed the 2 day tour to so many places. It was like a dream, but not a dream as everything was happening and I was experiencing it and I recommend.
Left on the tour from Edison on the 12th. It was an amazing tour. Very well organised. Wish we had a bit more time to explore the places but I suppose we could not have covered so much if we did this. We were a small group of 10 plus guide. I would give Scarlet more than 5 stars if I could. She was pleasant and courteous. Would recommmend this tour and company to my Sri Lankan friends. I joined the tour with mixed feelings as I was worried about the language barrier. Scarlet was fluent in English and explained first in English. I have booked a 2 night tour to San Francisco on the 31st of December and sincerely hope it will be of the same standard.
Too many kids were in our tour group from a certain family on board, the traveling experience could have been a more comfortable and decent if we had the proper group of people. I also admit the destination which I do appreciate because of their keen attraction like the Lincoln Memorial and Independence Hall. Lodgings were fine.
Washington DC is a beautiful city, but it’s not quite the fun vibe, just the bold sites like the museum and monuments to be around for visitors. I was hoping for something more exciting but it’s alright because we finally got to take photographs with the White House and Lincoln Statue, which I wanted so badly. Anyways, thanks for making my weekend so great. Cheers!
We took a 2 day tour to Washington. Horrible experience. They were late by 1 1/2 hr for the pick up. We reached Smithsonian museum by 4:35 .one hr to see the entire area is not possible coz it closes by 5:30. Our guide DANNI was very rude
I wrote a review on my 2 day tour to Washington on the 12th and 13thvNov. Wonder why it has not appeared yet.
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