3-Day Boston to New York, Washington DC and Philadelphia Tour

Tour Code: GOL-BOS-180
Duration: 3 Day(s) / 2 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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3-Day Boston to New York, Washington DC and Philadelphia Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Mon,Fri (2020-05-01 To 2020-11-30) | Fri (2019-11-08 To 2020-04-30) | Fri (2020-12-01 To 2021-04-30)

Highlights :

A perfect guided bus tour from Boston which will take you some of the best places of East Coast including Washington D.C., Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, US Capitol, White House, Philadelphia, Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Empire State Building, New York City, USS Intrepid, Wax Museum, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Times Square and much more inclusive of two nights hotel stay and bus transportation.

Parking at Quincy available

Itinerary

We will leave Boston in the morning and head towards the capital of the United States of America; Washington DC. Today we will visit the most famous building of the country; White House (outside view). We will also visit the famous landmarks and Memorials of the city. After having our dinner, we will leave for the hotel to spend the night.

Hotel:Comfort Inn Tysons in Vienna, VA 22182 or similar.


Attractions

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.

National Mall, DC

National Mall is a national park which is located in the downtown of Washington DC. The National Mall receives almost 23 million visitors each year which shows that the National Mall is a great attraction.

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, 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 second day of the tour will bring more excitement as continue with Washington D.C. tour. First of all we will take the in-depth tour of the city which will cover the Capitol Hill (inside view) provided we have enough time. We will also take the famous Potomac River Cruise which offers a very relaxing sightseeing experience. Then we will leave for Philadelphia where we will visit the Independence Hall. We will have our dinner and leave for New Jersey where we will have our night stay.

Hotel: Madison Suites, NJ 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Washington DC In-depth Tour, DC

Washington DC In-depth tour implies covering the most significant places such as the Jefferson Memorial, US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Library of Congress, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Memorial, World War Memorial, White House, the Reflecting Pool, DC exclusive cruise along the Potomac River. Take photos in lots of different backdrops.

Today we will explore the city which never sleeps; New York. We will enjoy the Statue of Liberty Cruise which offers the beautiful views of the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty. We will also visit the Empire State Building. Then we will visit the USS Intrepid Air and Space Museum. It was actually a World War II aircraft carrier which was later turned into the museum. We will also have the option to either go to Ripley’s Believe it or Not OR the Wax Museum. After covering the New York city we will leave for Boston where we will end our tour.


Attractions

Empire State Building, NY

There was a time when this building was the tallest building of the world. Still it is a well-known building, the mighty Empire State Building is 102 stories high, and on 86th floor there is an observation deck, where you can look at the city from every angle.

Hudson River, US

A river that flows from north to south through East NYC is said to be as Hudson River. It has a total length of 507 kilometers. Lake Tear of the Clouds is connected to this lake.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, NY

A maritime and military history museum with ships collection located in NYC is Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. The museum is located in Manhattan.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, NY

One of the Big Apple's most popular spots for tourists, the New York City branch of this international chain of sculpture museums is a must see place.

New York City, NY

New York City is often known as just New York, it is the most populated city of the Unite States of America. The total population of the city is 8,491,079 which is really a lot.

Ripleys Believe It or Not Museum, NY

Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum is a museum that is owned by Ripley Entertainment. The museum consists of some of the weirdest looking exhibits and is a popular tourists attractions.

Statue of Liberty Cruise, NY

A symbol of America, a gift from French it is a tourist attraction and a place where 151 feet high statue stands. Nothing is better than watching the statue whilst cruising on a luxury Statue of Liberty Cruise.

Times Square, NY

Once called "The Crossroads of the World," this is nothing but an intersection in midtown Manhattan where Broadway and Seventh Avenue ends. Times Square is a popular destination of America and there is so much to do there.


  • 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

  Most of the tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. A minivan can also be used depending on the number of people booking the tour.

  Tour is inclusive of hotel accommodation.

  Inclusive of all taxes.

  Tour is accompanied by the tour guide.


What's Excluded

  Washington DC in-depth tour is mandatory.

  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)
Empire State Building, NY $37.00 $31.00 $35.00
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, NY $33.00 $24.00 $31.00
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, NY $34.00 $29.00 $30.00
Philadelphia Double Decker Bus Tour, PA $32.00 $32.00 $32.00
Potomac River Cruise, DC $26.00 $18.00 $23.00
Ripleys Believe It or Not Museum, NY $25.00 $20.00 $25.00
Statue of Liberty Cruise, NY $29.00 $23.00 $28.00
Washington DC In-depth Tour, DC $25.00 $15.00 $25.00

  • 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

  • 219 Quincy Ave, (President Plaza) Quincy, MA 02169 at 6:00 AM
  • 31 Commercial St, (Front of MBTA, Commercial St side) Malden, MA 02148 at 6:00 AM (Pick-up only, no drop-off)
    (+$25/person will be charged for selecting this location)
  • 100 Atlantic Ave, (Woburn - Anderson Regional Trans Center) Woburn, MA 01801 at 6:40 AM (Pick-up only, no drop-off)
    (+$25/person will be charged for selecting this location)
  • 77 Harrison Ave, (In front of Top Bread) Boston, MA 02111 at 07:00 AM
  • 114 Mass Turnpike, Framingham, MA 01701 (Framingham Service Plaza Westbound) at 7:30 AM (Drop off at Natick, Pick-up only, no drop-off)
    (+$25/person will be charged for selecting this location)
  • I-90 Service Area 6W, (Charlton Service Plaza, Westbound) Charlton, MA 01508 at 8:00 AM (Pick-up only, no drop-off)
    (+$20/person will be charged for selecting this location)
  • I-95 Service Area, (Exit 41 Southbound) Milford, CT 06460 at 09:45 AM

Return Location

  • I-90 Service Area 6E, (Charlton Service Plaza, Eastbound) Charlton, MA 01508 at 7:30 PM - The opposite side of highway
  • 117 Massachusetts Turnpike, Natick, MA 01760 at 8:00 PM
  • 28 Harrison ave, Boston, MA 02111 at 08:30 PM
  • 77 Harrison Ave, (In front of Top Bread) Boston, MA 02111 at 08:30 PM
  • I-95 Service Area, (Exit 41 Southbound) Milford, CT 06460 at 08:30 PM - Mon & Fri Only.
  • Customers can have the option to leave the tour after Madam Tussauds Wax Museum, at 7th Ave &42nd Street, near Time Square.

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

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

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

⇒  8-14 days prior to departure - 55% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation

⇒  4-7 days prior to departure - 80% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation

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


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.

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

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

⇒  14 or more days prior to departure - 35% of the tour fees will be charged as reschedule fees

⇒  8-14 days prior to departure - 55% of the tour fees will be charged as reschedule fees

⇒  4-7 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

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

Long Ho
  • 95
  • 4

My life was made easy when I discovered the $40 discount by Golden Bus Tours for this trip. I usually have to pay extra on pleasure trips like these, but this discount offer allowed me to save some money to take along on the trip for shopping and extra food and stuff.I had an absolute blast over these 3 days. The pre-planned tours on this trip were amazing and left me carefree.

Xia Che
  • 91
  • 5

What a wonderfully executed trip which was surprisingly affordable too. Hell, with the services Golden Bus Tours offered me in my three day trip, I was definitely willing to pay them extra money lol. It was a magical experience for me and my wife, with historical sites combined with nature’s beauty, this trip is what we needed. There were extra nice people all around the trip who were managing it-even the hotel staff.

Ruby
  • 85
  • 2

I and my fiancée took to this tour and this was my second time of this tour and his first time. We took this tour as it was only for 3 days and wanted a break from the routine. The food was great and out tour guide was a cheerful and fantastic person. The itinerary was well organized and there is so much that it looks like things never come to an end. Everything was like watching some secret cavern that everything came as a beautiful surprise. Now we recommend this tour to enjoy, it is valuable time spent always.

Woods
  • 82
  • 15

Booked it for my relatives, everyone was happy. They were not happy with the guide as he was soft spoken and they hear high. But for it, the tour was absolutely to their expectations they informed. They were happy with the accommodation and visiting Philadelphia and Baltimore.

Sofie Br
  • 78
  • 17

Being a perfect location, this was the best trip to NYC, DC & Baltimore. How the tour guide managed the whole tour in such a way that we never felt like we were being rushed and how he still covered all the attraction sites in the given time was an amazing thing to behold haha. With the most affordable rates in this expensive world, I absolutely loved every bit of this tour. Definitely planning tours with you guys again.

Oman
  • 59
  • 22

This was the first time, I took to this tour all alone and it was surpassing all my anticipations. Our tour driver and the guide were awesome and our guide gave us a survey of each place before we reached there and I liked that the tour covered most mesmerizing places. The itinerary is really good and I also got an opportunity to make new friends. We enjoyed sharing the experiences of life and have lovely photos to be posted. The disappointing thing was that I forgot to take their cell numbers. Anyway I will post these photos and try reaching them.

Soha
  • 0
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My husband and my two kids were joining me in this trip. I was so happy that my family had a great time. Although it was a short trip of three days but it was a properly organized trip. I was excited that I experienced bureau of Engraving and Printing tour and enjoyed a lot. Thanks.

Shong
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I booked this tour for my entire family and we were there in this bus with 9 members. Honestly when I was booking this tour I had no idea that I am going to enjoy that much. Proper arrangement of seats with effective stops was appreciable in this trip. Amazing destinations with sizzling views!! I enjoyed being a part of this tour. I analyzed that there was good coordination amongst the guide and bus driver. They were always available with excellent services

zhiSha
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It was an entire fun package but the best thing in this trip was experiencing the beauty of Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty. A very clean bus was telling the inside story of bus that it is a well-maintained bus with easy seats and screens for the help of guides to guide us about the places and their information. Thanks.

Baosh
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My friend suggests me this three days’ trip. I started this tour Boston, the bus was on time. I am lucky as the bus was very comfortable and properly cleaned. This tour was full of knowledge and fun, we covered so many important and historical places as well as enjoyed a relaxing time while taking Potomac River Cruise. Thanks to bus driver and tour guide for such amazing guidance! Love you all.

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