2-Day New York/New Jersey to Philadelphia and Washington DC Cherry Blossom Cruise Tour

Tour Code: GOL-CB-110
Duration: 2 Day(s) / 1 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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2-Day New York/New Jersey to Philadelphia and Washington DC Cherry Blossom Cruise Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Mon,Wed,Sat (2019-03-16 To 2019-04-20)

Highlights :

Explore Liberty Observation Deck, William Penn Sculpture, Philadelphia City Hall, Reading Terminal Market, Museum of Philadelphia, Washington Monument Fountain, Rocky Steps, National Air & Space Museum, Capitol Hill, White House, Congress Hall, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Tidal Basin, DC Cherry Blossom, Potomac River, White House, Madame Tussauds, Oval Office, Washington Monument, Pentagon, and Air Force Memorial on exciting 2-day bus tour starting from New York with special discounts and exclusive offers.

Itinerary

We will start the tour in the morning from New York. Arrive at Philadelphia city and make the first stop at Liberty Observation Deck. It is an indoor observation deck where our guests will step on the shoulders of Giant Benjamin Franklin and enjoy the 360° panoramic views of the Philadelphia city.  Witness the city’s iconic bronze statue of William Penn on the top of Philadelphia City Hall. In the afternoon, we will reach the Reading Terminal Market, and our guests will enjoy the delicious lunch among various eatery alternatives; and the Chinatown is just around the corner for some authentic Chinese food. Then we will visit the Amish Village. Return to Maryland to spend the night.

Hotel: Days Inn Maryland, Sleep Inn Maryland or Similar.


Attractions

Amish Village Tour, PA

The Amish village lets visitors learn of the ways of the Amish people. It provides visitors with an authentic look at the way of the Amish people as they walk through the village.

Independence National Historical Park, PA

A stunning park with amazing historical sites in Pennsylvania is Independence National Historical Park. The sites are related to history of United States Revolution.

One Liberty Observation Deck, PA

The One Liberty Observation Deck in Philadelphia is located in the heart of the city and is easily accessible and is in walking distance from other major attractions. You can come here during the day, during the night or be it any season, even when covered with a blanket of snow, as it is open 365 days a year.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

One of the largest museums located in America is Philadelphia Museum of Art. There are more than two lac objects present in the museum. The paintings of world-class American and European painters are also available at this place.

Philadelphia, PA

A renowned American city with the tourist destinations like Independence Hall and Liberty Bell is Philadelphia. It is Pennsylvania’s largest city.

Leave hotels in the morning and reach the country’s capital city, Washington DC. Make the first stop at National Air & Space Museum. It is the most enticing museums in the country and holds the largest collection of space and air crafts depicting the science behind spaceflight and aviation. Visit the outside of White House and Capitol Hill and see the Congress Hall. Continue to the Lincoln Memorial honoring the former president Abraham Lincoln. In the month April, there will be a stunning view of Cherry Blossom from the Jefferson Memorial alongside the Tidal Basin. Japan donated the Cherry Blossom trees as a symbolic representation of peace and harmony embellishing the Potomac Waterfront and the Tidal Basin. Guests will have a chance to board on an exclusive DC Cherry Blossom Cruise for some beautiful sightseeing along the Potomac River with the scenic views of flourishing Cherry Blossom trees on the banks of the river; also witness the Washington Monument, Pentagon, Air Force Memorial, and many others. We will then return to the metropolitan region of the New York to finish the tour.

Note: The cherry blossom festival is scheduled for the 20th March to 16th April 2017; if the DC cruised is shut down for the service, we will then tour the Madame Tussauds Museum.


Attractions

Cherry Blossom Cruise, DC

If you like going on a cruise then you have to try Cherry Blossom Cruise, it is a cruise that operates from Washington DC and can provide the best experience.

Korean War Veterans Memorial, DC

This memorial of Korean War Veterans is built in honors of those marines who fought for their country. A nice place with good architecture located south of the Reflecting Pool at the National Mall where you can see many artifacts.

Lincoln Memorial, DC

Refers to the monument constructed in honor of Abraham Lincoln who was the 16th president of United States of America. The monument is situated at the west of national Mall in Washington.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, DC

It is a museum located in the capital United States of America which is Washington DC. The unique thing about this museum is that everything in it is made of Wax such as celebrity’s statues etc.

National Air and Space Museum, DC

Refers to a famous museum located in Washington DC (USA), the museum is well known for its historic Air crafts. The area of the museum is around 161,145 square foot.

National Cherry Blossom Festival, DC

National Cherry Blossom Festival is a springtime festival in Washington. Nothing signifies the arrival of spring than the festival of cherry in DC. This festival has been the first priority of tourists to kick off their holidays in DC. This festival is also the symbol of Japan-US friendship as mayor of Tokyo city gifted cherry trees to Washington. The first of its kind festival was held in 1934. Visitors especially children like to spend their spring holidays in cherry blossom festival.

Potomac River Cruise, DC

Lies on the coasts of Virginia's Potomac River, and similar to Seattle, tourists can enjoy the mesmerizing sights of Washington, by Potomac Cruise which is truly a place for a relaxing and enjoyable sightseeing experience of the capital city of America.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial, DC

This is a Thomas Jefferson Memorial; he served as the third president of the United States. This remarkable neoclassical building has been standing since 1943. It has been estimated that more than 2 million people visit the memorial each year.

US Capitol, DC

Built over 200 years ago, the popular United States Capitol is the meeting place of the US Congress. The building is well-known for its detailed dome and intricately designed, elaborate columns.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, DC

Everyday hundreds of tourists and natives visit Vietnam Veterans Memorial to honor the veterans who lost their lives in Vietnam War. Built not much long ago, it is a place where you can see memorials and artifacts.

Washington Monument, DC

On the National Mall in Washington, Washington Monument is an obelisk designated in October 1966. More than 600,000 visitors visit this park every year. It has been reopened for tourists after repairing due to earthquake and hurricane in Virginia.

Washington, DC

The federal capital of America which is a District of Columbia is said to be as Washington DC. The state is approved in the year 1790. It has 409 feet highest elevation. The district has 22nd rank among other states of US.

White House, DC

White House is an official residence/house of president of America and the place where every government’s strategies and plans devised. The architecture of this somehow classical mansion is a global icon.


  • The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.

Pricing


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What's Included

  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.


What's Excluded

  Rates could alter without prior notice.

  Optional fees will be paid in cash to the guide. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

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

  Daily Service charges for driver and the guide is $10 minimum per person. 

  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: 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.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
Amish Village Tour, PA $20.00 $13.00 $20.00
Cherry Blossom Cruise, DC $26.00 $18.00 $23.00
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, DC $23.00 $17.00 $23.00
One Liberty Observation Deck, PA $15.00 $10.00 $15.00
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA $20.00 $0.00 $18.00

  • 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 may change without any notice.
  • Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • 133-30 39th Avenue, (Asian Jewels Seafood Restaurant) Flushing, NY 11354 at 06:45 AM
  • 6102 8th Ave, (HSBC Bank) Brooklyn, NY 11220 at 07:00 AM (Drop off at Chinatown, Pick-up only, no drop-off)
  • 90 Bowery Street, Manhattan, New York, NY 10002 at 08:00 AM
  • 125 Eighteenth St, (Acme Market) Jersey City, NJ 07310 at 8:15 AM
  • 253 NJ-18, (In front of the Voi Salon & Spa) East Brunswick, NJ 08816 at 09:00 AM

Return Location

  • 125 Eighteenth St, (Acme Market) Jersey City, NJ 07310 at 5:30 PM
  • 253 NJ-18, (In front of the Voi Salon & Spa) East Brunswick, NJ 08816 at 5:30 PM
  • 90 Bowery St, Manhattan, New York, NY 10013 at 8:00 PM
  • 133-30 39th Avenue, (Asian Jewels Seafood Restaurant) Flushing, NY 11354 at 08:30 PM

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.
  • Please note that 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.
  • On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.

Policies

Cancellation and Refund Policy

No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from our 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

⇒  8 days or more prior to departure - 10% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation

⇒  4-7 days prior to departure - 75% 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.


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 Free: 

⇒  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.

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

All reschedule or change in tour requests should be sent seven days before the departure date. Reschedule requests made 7 days more before departure is 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.

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.

11. Hotels and the city/country  of stay may change based on availablity.

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

Fai K'ung
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The last time we toured the capital city - it was more fun. Although on this tour it was also amusing because we happen to take the boat ride which was quite remarkable. There were also quite amazing and many accommodations at the Philadelphia but still we took the bus ride to Maryland just for the hotels specifically. How can I forget the Reading Terminal farmers market, we first wander around and found ourselves a fresh food for lunch, though we had the salad and it was fresh and delicious. The skyscraper’s observation deck was breathtaking especially the massive structure of Sir Benjamin. I appreciate the excellent service we received on the tour. Thank You!

Lan Lin
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Well as they say how could you complete a Philadelphia’s tour without touring the Liberty Observation Deck, Rocky Steps, and city hall’s William Penn symbol. I am impressed by the tour management that we visited the best places out of the best cities: Philadelphia and Washington DC. My kids were fascinated by the space exhibits National Air and Space Museum plus the Bell XP-59A Air comet and the historic Northrop Alpha aircraft were lovely to see after all. Hotels were good and we had the perfect time on our vacations.

John
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We took this 2 day tour with GoldenBusTours and it was fabulous. Just one little regret that we had so much to see in just 2 days. Perhaps we should have booked ourselves a longer tour. But well, this wasn’t bad at all. I’d say we had the time of our lives, my friends and I. wouldn’t have found any better deal anywhere else. I am glad that GoldenBusTours got us such affordable package at the last minute. Would definitely travel with this company again.

William
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Breathtaking views, mesmerizing sceneries on the way and so much to absorb. This was probably the most exciting tour of my life. I had a great time because GoldenBusTours took care to plan and carry out each and every aspect of the tour with great detail. We had an amazing time touring NY, Amish Farms and DC. I wanted to stay more. The accommodation was good too. I’d rate the company 5 out of 5 because they plan everything with care and detail. Thank you GoldenBusTours for a memorable experience.

峰松 小百合
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First ever tour like this for me. Tour started on 9/3/18. Cons: The itinerary schedule/paper was just a guide, things on our trip used the \'or similar\' sections a lot. I was looking for a tour group person/bus. The one hotel (not caused by the tour group) had NO hot water in any of the rooms. Pros: Even with the issues, I still enjoyed this tour. With the previous reviews, I anticipated some of the things that happened.

Stanislav Lazarev
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The tour guide did a good job explaining things in English. While you are in the bus a lot, you do see some very cool things. I met some really nice people from all over the world. Our Tour Guide was very nice and helpful. Great Tour well arranged. The trip was really good and would like to thank you everyone.

Shuang Fan
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The bus was broken and we waited for over 6 hours for another bus but thanks for the compensations for 2 meals. The tour was well arranged. I would recommend this tour. The Tour guide was a nice tour guide very helpful who helped us non Chinese speaking .

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