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2-Day New York/New Jersey to Philadelphia and Washington DC In-depth Tour

Tour Code: GOL-NYC-422
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 In-depth 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 :

Join the guided group tour from New York and New Jersey to explore, Smithsonian Institution, White House, Philadelphia, Liberty Bell, Washington DC, Capitol Hill, Independence Hall, Lincoln Memorial, Valley Forge National Historical Park and much more inclusive of one-night hotel stay and bus transportation.

Reserve your seats with a small amount and pay the remaining amount to the Guide on the tour.

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 view the [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 explanation 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 photo in 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.[10] 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.


Attractions

Hershey Guided Tour, PA

Hershey Guided Tour is a fun guided excursion highlighting the famous attractions is this so-called “sweetest place on earth”. Hershey Guided Tour operates throughout the opening hours featuring no-ticket policy, as well as smell the cocoa beans as you discover the awe-inspiring attractions at Hershey Chocolate World.

Hersheys Chocolate World, PA

Hershey’s Chocolate World is located in the chocolate town of Pennsylvania. It is actually the name given to eight different visitor centers which got started in Hershey.

Hersheys, PA

Hershey is a well-known brand in confectionary industry; the company is located in the township of Derry which is in Pennsylvania United States Of America. The company was found by Milton.S.Hershey.


  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.

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

  Daily Service charge for driver and the guide is $12 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: 

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

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

Aaditya
  • 76
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First class tour. This is the best way to explore the all main and known places of Washington, D.C., I joined this tour from New Jersey, first we visited Philadelphia then Washington DC. I enjoyed the visit to the U.S Capitol, this building is very beautiful and full of historical stories. This is the place worth to visit. Our tour guide is a wonderful man he is hilarious too, he was explaining the detail and facts about each place. A short but memorable trip. Must join this tour.

Angelica
  • 55
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A perfect tour to explore the Washington DC if you are on a very limited time. It covers all the major places in the city. I will personally recommend you take the option DC in-depth tour as it takes inside the Capitol Hill and it is worth every penny. I think hotel could be better but still it was decent for the amount paid.

Miya
  • 44
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I recently booked this tour for my 12 and 14 years, old sons. I have a great interest to visit and known and historical places and I want the same for my children. The tour was excellent and above my expectations. We visited many places and enjoy a lot. The first day was amazing. The guide was a knowledgeable person, he was giving information, showing and introducing places and things. The stay was reasonable and other arrangements were also fine. The only downside was we have started our second day bit late and rushed through places. Highly recommended.

Dorothy Yates
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Following this, the tour was amazing. The sites were unbelievable and the tour guide provided just enough commentary on the sites. It was the perfect length ( 2 days ) and we got an up close view of the Washington DC and both day

Archie Cussen
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Logistically speaking...probably a 4 star honestly. Bought the tickets in advance. They said to arrive 10 minutes in advance. We did that, we board with our online tickets and it is very easy and accurate. Highly recommend Goldenbustours to all of my friends.

Yan Yan Ch\'eng
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I\'ve been a New Yorker for almost a decade and I wish I\'d taken this tour earlier. The tour starts at Flushing and covers various parts of Washington DC during a course of 2 days with a tour guide. We enjoyed a lot with GoldenBusTours.

Stanislav Ponomarev
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I took this 2-Day New York/New Jersey to Philadelphia and Washington DC In-depth Tour with my family. The tour guide was absolutely fantastic while providing much necessary historical context about all these locations with a great sense of humor.

鳩山 陸
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This is the second time in 6 years doing it and the second trip brought back a lot of memories. The views and perspectives you get from all the buildings and parks you see in Philadelphia and Washington DC are well worth the trip. I especially enjoyed the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, where it becomes extremely picturesque !

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