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2-Day New York/New Jersey to Philadelphia, Washington DC, Chocolate Factory and Valley Forge National Historical Park Tour

Tour Code: GOL-NYC-353
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, Washington DC, Chocolate Factory and Valley Forge National Historical Park Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Daily (2021-01-01 To 2021-12-31)

Highlights :

Attractions:
1. Two days in D.C., Longest stay and deepest visit.
2. Inside visit the U.S. Congress and 360-degree aerial view the U.S. capital.
3. Visit Valley Forge National Historical Park.
4. Visit BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

  • 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

Ancient Capital Ruins (40mins)
Entering the [National Independence Park], exterior view[Independence Palace], the birthplace of the “Declaration of Independence”, the “United States Constitution”, and the“Bill of Rights”, exterior viewthe [Liberty Bell], which symbolizes American freedom.
Capital 360 (180mins)

Climbing to the highest building in Washington and entering the Congress, tour guide will give an in-depth explanations of the [US Capitol], [National Library],  and [US Supreme Court]. 360-degree aerial view the Washington D.C., you can see FBI headquarters, CIA IRS and other office buildings. (If the Capitol Building and the National Library are close. Deep exterior view of the Capitol Building instead).

American Remark(90mins)
Exterior view [South Gate of the White House] South Lawn, enter [Lincoln Memorial Hall], cross [Korean War Memorial Square] and [Armistice Line], and take a photoin front of [Freedom is not free] monument. Dive deep into the [Vietnam War Memorial].

Overtime Activity:

Washington Night Tour (100mins)
(Adult: $35/person; Child(under 12years old): $25/person):

Stay at the [Thomas Jefferson Memorial] to get the main idea the Declaration of Independence, stay in the Rose Garden at the north gate of the White House, the south side of Capitol Hill, and walk to the National World War II Memorial.

Hotel: Comfort Inn, Day Inn, Red Roof Plus or similar.


Attractions

Capitol Hill, DC

The Capitol Hill is located in Washington DC and is the seat of US Congress. The building dates back to the year 1800 but over the years it has been expanded and renovated with the addition of its well-known massive dome.

Independence Hall, PA

Located in the Independence National Historical Park, the Independence Hall is the location where both the United States Constitution and Declaration of Independence were debated, written, and ratified by the Founding Fathers of the United States.

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.

Liberty Bell, PA

Liberty Bell Center is located in Philadelphia, PA, is the symbol of the American Revolution which was crafted in the year 1752.

Library of Congress, DC

The Library of Congress is a research library officially serving the United States Congress and is the United States the de facto national library. It is the oldest federal cultural institution. It is a beautiful building and visiting during Spring/Summer is time-consuming as it is crowded. The reading room view from the balcony is superb.

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.

National World War II Memorial, DC

The World War II Memorial is memorial that was established in order to commemorate the fellow Americans who served the armed forces during the World War II.

Philadelphia, PA

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

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.

US Supreme Court Building, DC

The building is founded in 1789, located in Washington, DC and open to the public except for weekend days, is the seat of Supreme Court and judicial branch. It features all the qualities that attract a tourist in DC. Visitors wait for hours to get into this supremely beautiful building. Two justice statues are located on both sides of US Supreme Court building in foreground. Every year local and international tourists visit this place to feast their eyes.

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 DC Night Tour, DC

Washington DC is the capital city of the United States and is also a popular attraction. With the help of Washington DC Night Tours, tourists can enjoy and see everything that the city has to offer.

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.

Chocolate factory(90mins)
Enter [Hershey Town] to visit [Hershey's Chocolate World],then take the [Hershey's Chocolate Tour] to visit the whole process of chocolate production.

Valley Forge National Historical Park
Valley Forge National Historical Park located in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Visit [Washington Quarters], [Washington Memorial Church], [National Patriot Clock Tower], and take photos under [National Memorial Arch].

BAPS ShriSwaminarayanMandir
a Hindu temple complex, The BAPS ShriSwaminarayanMandir in Robbinsville in Central New Jersey is a Hindu place of worship built by the BAPS SwaminarayanSanstha and consecrated by Pramukh Swami Maharaj. The mandir was constructed primarily through the efforts of artisans and volunteers who provided an estimated 4.7 million human hours. Volunteers engaged in various tasks during the construction process, including design & engineering, carving coordination & stone shipping, site preparation, lighting & electrical wiring, polishing, cleaning the assembled marble, tent-building, meal preparation, and offering medical services.



  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.

  All Taxes are included.


What's Excluded

Hotel stay, Bus transportation cost, admission fee of the attractions(Exclusion table below) and parking fee is mentioned below. This amount will be collected by Tour Guide on the Tour.

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

 

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

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

  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)
Ancient capital Exploration (Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell outside visit), PA $36.00 $31.00 $33.00
Capital 360 (Sky View DC & Visit Inside Capitol building), DC $55.00 $50.00 $52.00
Chocolate World (Hershey Factory Mini Car Tour + Hershey History Exploration), PA $49.00 $44.00 $46.00
DC Night Tour (White House North Side Rose Garden+US Capitol South Side National Mall+Jefferson Memorial+WWII Memorial), DC $35.00 $25.00 $35.00
World Speech Landmark (White House South Side + Visit Inside Lincoln Memorial), DC $39.00 $34.00 $36.00

  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
  • 3050 Woodbridge Ave, (E Hotel Edison) Edison, NJ 08837 at 08:45 AM (Pickup Only)

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

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. No matter what the reason of cancellation is this processing fee will be deducted on each refund.


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.

Note: More 30 days after the completion of the tour, we cannot grant any refunds.

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 $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

Caiden Huff
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These places are stunningly amazing. We enjoyed in the guided tour just as the excellence of the spots. Our Tour Guide was interesting and engaging. These spots will help you remember how incredible life is. We purchased all the attractions tickets. It gets cold at times there. My family had an awesome time in this visit. The Hotels are great at the cost. We have enjoyed in the outing with no issue at all. Much obliged to Golden Bus Tours who were extremely supportive.

Sylvia
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I would really like to thank Golden Bus Tours for organizing that tour, it was really great and well organized and punctual. Next i was to thank the tour guide who was really a stand up guy, he was very helpful and very professional and really funny. great Job Golden Bus Tours. I would really like to use your services again, but next time i would visit the West coast.

Chan
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We really needed some time off, and i am really glad we chose that tour, it really worth it, we saw Philadelphia, Princeton University, Amish Village, Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Washington, US Capitol, White House, Lincoln Memorial, Wax Museum, Potomac River, Jefferson Memorial. We enjoyed very much the service and accommodation we were provided. I am really thankful to Golden Bus Tours.

Ting
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What an amazing company, it was my first tour with Golden Bus Tours and i really intend to do it again. The organization of the tour was great, we moved on time and according to the schedule, and the tour guide was really an amazing guy, very helpful and nice and really professional. The hotels were very clean and comfortable. We loved Princeton University, Amish Village, Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Washington, US Capitol, White House, Lincoln Memorial, Wax Museum, Potomac River.

Sandeep
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The tour was really very well organized, we moved exactly on time, there was no delay and even during the tour we were right on schedule, it was a great effort from the tour guide who was a great guy by the way. The accommodation was really comfortable, really clean and cozy hotels and we saw some amazing places. It was really a great tour and great experience. I really hope i can do it again some time.

Hayden Dawson
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This is one of the best organized tours I have ever traveled. The tour guide is very cool, knowledgeable and made this tour successful and enjoyable. The driver is also the best. The whole tour was planned accurately so that we visited every attraction . Amish Village is one of the best tourist attractions .

March Baranova
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The hotels we stayed at were very comfortable, most had exercise rooms and pools, which were great to have. I traveled with my two children, 20 and 22 years of age, and they both really enjoyed the trip as well. We would definitely go on another tour with GoldenBusTours.

錦戸 雪子
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This was an excellent tour, highly recommended. The tour guide was a wonderful and informative tour guide with a good sense of humor as well. The other participants were friendly and respectful. Highly recommend this tour and this company. Thanks GoldenBusTours.

De Tai
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Although itinerary covers all the main attraction of Washington DC it is recommended that they should undertake complete round of Philly and DC (in this tour i guess they encircle about 60%). overall tour is very good but considering travel time in bus it is recommended that leg space in seating area should be enhanced for comfort.

Charles Doolette
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The hotel was good. The tour guide concentrated and facilitated Chinese speaking tourist and he was less attentive to international (non chinese) tourist but the Captain Driver was amazing with his skills. Overall, We enjoyed a lot with this tour

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