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

Tour Code: GOL-NYC-162
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 Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Daily(2019-03-16 To 2019-04-20)

Highlights :

We will visit Washington D.C., Philadelphia, White House, Jefferson Memorial, Potomac River, Tidal Basin, White House, Capitol Hill, Liberty Bell, Vietnam War Memorial, Amish Village and more with hotel stay and roundtrip bus transportation from New York City.

Itinerary

We will pick up passengers in the morning from New York and New Jersey and then leave for Philadelphia. In Philadelphia, we will see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Then we will take Double Decker Bus tour for more sightseeing experience. Then we will leave for the Amish Village where we will find out more about the lifestyle of the Amish people. We will also take the DC Cruise on the Potomac River to sightsee some important landmarks along with colorful cherry blossoms.

Hotel: Governor House Inn, Quality Inn, Best Western 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.

DC Cruise, DC

DC Cruise starts from March 15th, and there will be cherry blossom cruises. The boat tours are remarkable, and you can view the monuments and blossoms, besides enjoy at the bar having blossom drink specials. The monuments mesmerize as you see from moonlight cruises.

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.

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.

Philadelphia Double Decker Bus Tour, PA

The double-decker bus has always been a point of interest for tourists and the fact that it’s a tour through the whole of Philadelphia is what makes this bus amazing. The bus includes a total of 29 stops which means one can get off anytime. Another astonishing point is that the bus includes live commentary during the whole of the trip. The double-decker bus is a vintage bus designed on the basis of the London style and roams around the whole of Philadelphia during the tour.

Philadelphia, PA

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

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.

Today we will have the inside walking tour of the Capitol. Inside walking tour will be conducted by a professional US Congress tour guide. We will also see the White House from Outside only. Finally, we will take you to the famous Ivy league University; Princeton University. Our leaving the University we will leave for New York City where we will conclude the tour.


Attractions

Chelsea Market, NY

Food is something that enjoyed by everyone, one of the most famous food hall in New York is known as Chelsea Market, it is also a shopping mall and has many office buildings.

Princeton University, NJ

The Ivy League Private Research University in Princeton is said to be as Princeton University. It is one of the oldest research institutions in New Jersey.

Princeton, NJ

The municipality in Mercer County linked with the borough form of government is called Princeton. It is one of the recently-developed municipalities that established on 1st January, 2013.

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

 Mandatory Admission: Capitals Discovery In-Depth Tour (Include Philadelphia Double Decker Bus and US Capitol Walking Tour)

  Fares for air travel and transport from home to and from the location chosen for pick-up.

  Expenditure for personal purposes.

  Fee for Optional Activities and entrance. Pay in cash to the tour guide. He will arrange tickets.Some attractions might be closed on public holidays. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  A minimum tip of $10 per passenger per day for Tour Guide and Driver is not included in the price of the tour package. Pay it in cash to Tour guide and bus driver. This service fees collected from passengers complement the incomes of the driver and the tour guide.

  Travel insurance.

  Though the meals are excluded,but the guides will arrange them for you.

  Room fees of personal nature, such as, laundry fees, telephone, service fees of valets, expenses on alcoholic drinks and what you buy from the mini bar. However, specified fees may be included.

Important Notice: Passengers are discouraged from purchasing admission packages from sources outside and trying to use them for this tour provided at a discounted price. In case they want to do so, they must arrange transport the same day.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
Amish Village Tour, PA $29.00 $19.00 $28.00
Capitals Discovery In-Depth Tour (Mandatory), DC $60.00 $50.00 $60.00
DC Cruise, DC $26.00 $20.00 $26.00

  • 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

  • 183 Canal St, New York, NY 10013 at 7:45 AM
  • 100 14th Street, Jersey City, NJ 07310 at 8:15 AM
  • 116 Greenwood Ave, (Coco Asian Cuisine) Edison, NJ 08817 at 9:00 AM
  • 39-10 Main St, (HSBC Bank - Queens) Flushing, NY 11354 at 06:30 AM
  • 6002 8th Ave, (in front of Eye Solutions) Brooklyn, NY 11220 at 06:50 AM

Return Location

  • 183 Canal St, New York, NY 10013 at 8:00 PM
  • 100 14th Street, Jersey City, NJ 07310 at 8:00 PM
  • 116 Greenwood Ave, Edison, NJ 08817 (Coco Asian Cuisine - Edison, NJ) at 6:30pm
  • 39-10 Main St, (HSBC Bank - Queens) Flushing, NY 11354 at 07:00 PM

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 out travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that re-incurred when there is a cancellation of confirmed or pending bookings. Cancellation policy is applicable even if you do not show because of cancelled flight or any unavoidable circumstances. As such, there are cancellation penalties or fees incurred. Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.

We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirement or circumstances beyond control. In case a cancellation is made at any given moment in time before departure, our only liability as GoldenBusTours will be to refund you, the passenger with the amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements inclusive of separate purchase of air tickets.

We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations.


Cancellation Charges

⇒  15 days prior or more to departure - 20% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation

⇒  8-14 days prior to departure - 35% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation

⇒  4-7 days prior to departure - 60% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation

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

An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties. Each Complaint needs to be in writing.


There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no show.

Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection. If you reschedule tour and later decides to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.

In order for there not to be a cancellation, a minimum number of participants are required. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip although every effort is made by us to ensure that normal operations are maintained.

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 are subject to reschedule Fee. There is $100/per day/per Room charges for rescheduling usually.

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

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

Chao
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We were looking for trip to the far off places. After talking with the helpline at GoldenBusTours, we got ourselves a really good and affordable deal to Washington DC and other US cities. Golden bus tours services were good and the trip was well planned. Excellent weather and overall a great trip! I will definitely use this tour service again.

Kartar
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This was my second tour with Golden Bus Tours so I knew I would be seeing lots of wonderful sights and I wasn't disappointed. I really enjoyed my tour! I felt like I got to see a lot of these wonderful cities and learn how to get around on my own. The guided parts of the tour were informative and we also got a lot of free time which I appreciated. Keep up the good work!

Aiguo
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I’m thinking of taking of another tour if another good deal comes up. An amazing trip with my family! It was a recommended trip and we had lots of fun. My Wife and Children really loved the visit to Baltimore, Philadelphian and Washington. Everyone must take this tour with family.

Lexi
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I must say it was 2 days well spent. The bus was comfortable; the sceneries especially Independence Park and Potomac River Cruise were spectacularly breathtaking. The hotel was basic but the overall experience was epic. I would definitely recommend it to any of my friends. The hotels were comfortable and the trip was perfect. I have recommended it to my friends and I am planning to do this again with friends I met during this trip.

Jukka
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An absolutely thrilling trip it was. I never thought we would have that much fun on a 2-day trip with Tour Company but GoldenBusTours certainly didn’t disappoint us. We went to Baltimore and Washington and had a great time there. I would surely take another tour with this company soon.

Taylor
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It is a dream come true bus tour. Visited most places, but I would have been happy if the places we visited were given some more time. But, the bus tour had a specific time period and had to move, they are right from their side. A decent tour!

Movs
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It was a great offer to explore the best attractions. Everything about this tour was brilliant, from reasonable rates to astounding lodging. On this 2-day tour we explored Independence Park, a Potomac River Cruise, White House, President Museum, Lincoln memorial, US Capitol, Adventure Aquarium and Princeton University. Thumbs up GoldenBusTours and our travel guide!

Chao
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I got a really good deal; I bought 2 tickets and got 1 free so it turned out to be a reasonable deal for us. Excellent arrangements done by GoldenBusTours! The guides were very nice. Buses were comfortable and guide was great. All the places we visited made my trip more special. It was a great tour indeed. I would recommend it to each and everyone of you.

Chen
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Washington was my dream city and this trip made it happen. On this 2-day tour we also visited Baltimore and Philadelphia. Our driver was patient and guide was knowledgeable. I had lots of fun, visiting these great tourist places. I liked the hotel in which we stayed the night. It has been a wonderful experience thanks for everything Golden Bus Tours!

Fawz Nas
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This two day trip was not that great. I m a traveller and I have seen better tour packages. However, the booking went on well and the guide we had was cooperative. At Washington DC, I met many people and made friends at a restaurant but other than that the trip was dry.

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