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2-Day New York/New Jersey to Niagara Falls and Watkins Glen Sightseeing Tour

Tour Code: GOL-NYC-424
Duration: 2 Day(s) / 1 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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2-Day New York/New Jersey to Niagara Falls and Watkins Glen Sightseeing Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Daily (2020-01-01 To 2020-12-31)

Highlights :

Explore the finest views and outclass beauty of Niagara Falls, and Goat Island. Then We will also enjoy IMAX adventure movie, Watkins Glen Park and the Maid of the Mist boat ride. Tour price includes hotel stay and bus transportation.

  • Reserve your seats with a small amount and pay the remaining amount to the Guide on the tour.
  • Only the guides and drivers who have COVID 19 negative can provide services from now onwards. Drivers and Guides will wear the mask. They will disinfect the bus daily. Travelers will have to wear the mask and their temperature will be monitored regularly. Travelers will be provided with hand sanitizer and wipes. We recommend travelers to bring their own hand sanitizer also. Bus sitting will be based on the standards set by the Government.

Itinerary

Corning Glass (60mins)
Enter the antique [Corning Town], visit the world's top 500 glass industry center [Corning Museum of Glass], and purchase all kinds of rare glass crafts.

Watkins Glen (45mins) (*Considering of the time/traffic/weather)
(* Because the canyons are all rocks and waterfalls, will be closed on rainy days and winters, and opened to the public from May to October every year. Besides that, due to the long distance to the Niagara Fall, the driver’s driving time is restricted by law every day. If the traffic jams and weather of the day are not allowed, for security reasons, the company reserves the right to change or cancel the attraction.)

Watkins Canyon is located in the Five Fingers Lakes area of New York State in the United States. This is one of the most concentrated areas of waterfalls in the U.S. It is regarded as stratified rock geology and is eroded by glaciers and streams to form a strange landscape. Considered one of the most amazing landscapes in the world. There are about 400 miles of water in the two-mile gorge. There are 19 waterfalls along its route. Here, you can overlook the canyon along the edge walk, you can hike through the hiking trails in the canyon, and you can enjoy the waterfalls up close. Tourists love this canyon so much and named it “Millennium Glen”.

Finger Lakes (25mins)
Finger Lakes are a group of 11 long, narrow, roughly north–south lakes in an area informally called the Finger Lakes region in Central New York. The name of the lake is Indian. The Indian legend says the Creator was resting with his hands while creating everything. But geologists explain that Finger Lake was formed due to the continuous erosion of the land by glaciers during the Ice Age. Seneca Lake is the largest glacier Finger Lake in New York State, and the deepest lake in the state. Due to the unique climate of Lake Seneca, there are more than 50 wineries here. Comparable to California's NAPA winery.

Overtime Activity:

Colorful waterfall (120mins)
(Adult: $35/person; Child (under 12years old): $25/person):

Deep into Niagara Falls State Park and see a wide range of exotic flowers; step on the observation platform of Terrapin Point of Goat Island, and Luna Island, touch the water in the nearest distance. Experience the colorful night view of the three major waterfalls [Horseshoe Falls], [Bridal Veil Falls], and [American Falls], as well as the magnificent nature.

Hotel: Comfort inn/Best western or Similar.


Attractions

American Falls, NY

The American Falls is part of the three waterfalls that make up the Niagara Falls. It lets visitors enjoy an exhilarating experience of its beautiful surroundings and fascinating history.

Bridal Veil Falls, Niagara Falls, NY

Falling from a height of 181 feet, the rushing waters of the beautiful Bridal falls, located between Goat Island and Luna Island, drench you with their beauty and spray.

Corning Museum of Glass, NY

A glass-made museum located in the NYC is known as Corning Museum of Glass. The science, history and art of the glass can be seen at this place.

Corning, NY

Corning is a city that is located in Steuben County in New York, it is situated on the Chemung River. The population of the city is around 11,000 and the city is named after Erastus Corning.

Goat Island, NY

A small island in the Niagara River between Horseshoe Falls and Bridal Veil Falls is known as Goat Island. It is one of the most visited islands located in New York City.

Horseshoe Falls, NY

The place is sometimes also referred to as Canadian falls. Potentially the Horseshoe Falls are the part and parcel of the famous NiagaraFalls and is located on the Niagara River. It is known as the Canadian Falls due to its location in Canada.

Luna Island, NY

Luna Island is a small island between Bridal Veil Falls and the American Falls. It offers an awe-inspiring view of the Falls. This island must be visited and is also worth the small trek descending the hill. It looks amazing to overlook the summer coming and also has best scenic and picturesque spots.

Niagara Falls, NY

For over 75 years, visitors from across the globe come to Niagara Falls, They have been able to witness the impressive nighttime illumination of the American and Horseshoe falls. Every season visitors get to experience the autumn in a new way. Complete night-view of Niagara Falls on some summer evenings might be limited or not available because of the late sunset time and the US Federal Government rules on the driving hours.

Seneca Lake, NY

Seneca Lake is the largest and deepest lake in the state of New York. Watkins Glen village is situated on the south end of the lake, and there are more than 50 wineries around the lake because of the unique microclimate created by the presence of the lake.

Terrapin Point, NY

Terrapin Point, situated in New York, US, is basically an observation area with a set of rocks on the rim of the falls, cut off Goat Island. The basic interest of the visitors is to get closer to the supremacy of Niagara Falls.

Watkins Glen State Park, NY

The Village located outside the Watkins Glen is known as Watkins Glen State Park. It is located in the region of Finger Lakes. The park remains open for public throughout the year.

Touching Niagara Fall (Summer: Maid of Mist; Winter: IMAX Movie, 120minutes)
On viewing waterfall observation deck, you can overlook the spectacular Niagara Fall in the

Daytime. Put on raincoat, take the “Maid of Mist” cruise, through three big waterfalls, toward bravely Niagara Falls all the way, abundant river like energizes came to you, just in a hazy spray, you can feel the power and momentum of the waterfall. Out of the storm circle, it is like a boat returning from a previous adventure.(If Maid of Mist closed, substitute “IMAX movie legend”, which also can let you experience the Niagara Falls’ “thunder” and “lightning”, as if, as it were, but definitely not get “wet”.) . When back to the shore after the end falls, we come to the foot of the waterfall by following the tour guide. Along Niagara wooden walkway, climb halfway up the hill to the American Falls, closely feeling the splash of spectacular waterfall. Finally, we come to state park, where are many amusements and small shops in the summer, and sometimes a local flea market, selling local Indian artifacts.


Attractions

Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY

Maid of the Mist Boat is a famous water ride that runs in Niagara Falls. The boat tour provide beautiful scenic views to the visitors.

Niagara Adventure Movie, NY

Niagara Adventure Movie Theater is built in the Niagara Falls State Park which is located in the City of Niagara Falls. It was built in 1885 and is a really famous tourists attraction,


  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.

  Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.

  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. No refund will be issued for any attraction that you will miss.

  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.

  Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.

  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. Tour Guide usually speak the language based on Group size. 

Pricing


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What's Included

 Tour Package price includes only deposit to reserve seats.  This reservation amount is the partial amount of Bus Transportation and Hotel stay. The remaining amount mentioned in WHAT'S EXCLUDED will be paid in Cash to the Travel Guide on Day 1.  

  Tour package price includes all the taxes.


What's Excluded

 Bus transportation, Hotel stay, admission fee(Exclusion table below) and parking fee mentioned below will be collected on Day 1 by the Tour Guide.

Adult 12+ $140
Senior 65+ $130
Child 3-11 $120
Baby Occupy Seat 0-2 $40


  The cost of the Night Tour is not included in this balance. It will be paid in cash to the Tour Guide.

  Daily Service charge for driver and the guide is $12 minimum per person. 

  Guide will arrange meals and drinks when requested as they are not included in the package.

  Such expenses as telephone services, alcoholic drinks, beverages and laundry services which are private room services.

  Services related to travel insurance.

  Other personal expenses.

Important:

1. We never encourage customers to purchase admission packages from outside sources and try using them in this tour with discount. If they do, they must arrange transport on the same day. If you skip some attraction, you cannot do it on your own. You can sit near the bus or visit some nearby place, but you will not be allowed to sit in the bus.

2. Prices of the attractions mentioned in ATTRACTION PRICES table are just for reference. The price mentioned in point 1 already includes attraction prices except Night Tour. No refund in case you skip them.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
Corning Museum of Glass, NY $10.00 $5.00 $7.00
Niagara Fall Night Tour(Illuminated+Niagara Fall Park+American Fall), NY $35.00 $25.00 $35.00
Touch of the Falls (Observation Desk, Maid of Mist/IMAX, Goat Island, and Luna Island, NY $69.00 $64.00 $66.00
Watkins Glen and Finger Lakes, NY $35.00 $30.00 $32.00

  All the prices are listed in USD. Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.

  Prices only include a deposit to reserve the seats, which is a partial payment to reserve hotels and space on the bus. Remaining amount of hotel and bus transportation will be collected by the Tour Guide on departure date.

  Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.

  Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.

  Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable. City Passed not allowed.

  A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free or Buy 2 Get 2 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. Please refer to cancellation policy for cancellation charges of free person.

  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.

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • 135-20 39th Ave, (In front of the Sheraton) Flushing, NY 11354 at 7:00 AM
  • 6301 8th Ave, (Fei Long) Brooklyn, NY 11220 at 7:00 AM (Pickup Only)
  • 69 Chrystie St, (Coach Run ) New York, NY 10002 at 08:00 AM
  • 125 18th St, (behind Pier 1 Imports) Jersey City, NJ 07310 at 8:15 AM
  • 736 US-46, (Parsippany-Troy Hills) Parsippany, NJ 07054 at 8:45 AM

Return Location

  • Usually the same as departure location but different time. Some locations are only for pickup.

Important Notes

  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).

  Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations

  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.

  You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early. The price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.

  If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location. If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.

Policies

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation and Refund Policy

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. 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.


Cancellation Charges

⇒  25% of transaction amount (whichever is higher) cancellation fee will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 5 days or more before the departure date.

⇒  A 100%  cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 5 days before the departure date.

6% handling and Processing Fee in case of any refund for all transactions.


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.

Note: 

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.

Buy 2 Get 3rd/4th Free: 

⇒  In the case of free passenger cancellation kindly update us 5 days before the departure. 

⇒  In the case of late cancellation request or free passenger does not show up on tour day then $260 will be charged for 4 days or above tour and $130 will be charged for 3 days or less tour.

Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.

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.


Tour Confirmation

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.

Reschedule

⇒  7 days prior to departure - 80% of the tour fees will be charged as reschedule fees.

⇒  3 days prior to departure – 100% tour fees will be charged as reschedule fees.

 

Pricing

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 Rate:

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.

Responsibility

1.We highly recommend you to provide your flight details while booking tour with us or at least send us flight details via email 3 days before your tour departure. In case of non-compliance, you will be asked to join your hotel on the first day of tour at your own expense
 
2. Please check our return timings before booking your return flights at the end of the tour. During high season (National and Summer Holidays) book your flights at least 1 hour later than the suggested time.

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.

Reviews

Reviews

Shaghun Mehta
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Fabulous tour.  This was my third tour to Niagara Falls. It was as wonderful as the others. Every time I felt its beauty in a new way and never get bored and tired. Goat Island was the new experience for me. It was very peaceful, beautiful and safe. We saw so many fish and enjoy a lot. The thundering water show was also amazing. Our guide was such a nice man. He was concerned about every passenger needs and comfort. He managed the group of thirty people in an excellent way. Highly recommended.

Susan Washington
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What a great experience! Came to see Niagara Falls and really enjoyed it. It was my first visit to Maid of Mist cruise and I was surprised that it wasn\'t too crowded. There is enough space to really enjoy it. Thanks Goldenbustours.

Kiara Stutchbury
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Not sure if it was because of the weather but the cruise was longer than scheduled which I didn\'t mind! It was amazing tour and perfect experience to do the boat. More bang for your buck. I would come back in a heartbeat!

Hsin Ho
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Did the Maid of Mist cruise and it was awesome! Got to see a Cave of Winds with Niagara Falls and got some nice information from tour guide. A lot of people on the boat so to get a good seat get there early in line!! Our tour guide responsible to arrange this for the group.

竹葉 颯太
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Overall a wonderful activity for an evening in Niagara Falls. seems to me they know what they have and people will continue to do their tours because they are so amazing. Well organized tour. Good accommodation. Helpful guide. We enjoyed a lot with GoldenBusTours.

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