3-Day New York/New Jersey to Plymouth Plantation, Marthas Vineyard and Whale Watching Tour
Tour Code: GOL-NYC-209
Duration: 3 Day(s) / 2 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
- 7 Days left
Experience: UNESCO, Family
Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...
Tour Guide:Chinese, English
Join us in this three day refreshing trip to the Martha’s Vineyard, whale watching, Provincetown, Whydah Pirate Museum, the Pilgrim Tower, May Flower Second and the USS Nautilus. The tour price includes hotel stay for two nights and round trip bus transportation.
Driving northeast along the scenic roads on the east coast and across the New York State, Connecticut State, and Rhode Island, we enter Massachusetts State. By taking a 45-minute ferry, we reach Martha's Vineyard, an ideal getaway for relaxing! visit Aquinnah Cliffs – formerly known as Gay Head. Rising 150 feet above the ocean, these spectacular clay cliffs have the most breathtaking view on the entire island.
Martha’s Vineyard Island Ferry (Optional, 45 mins) → Martha‘s Vineyard → Martha’s Vineyard Narrated Tour (Optional, 120 mins, Gay Head is included) → Free time (120 mins)
Hotel: Regency Inn & Suites North Dartmouth or Similar.
Let’s discover Provincetown, which is located at the very tip of Cape Cod. It has long been known as an art colony that attracts writers and artists. The Cape Cod National Seashore is a popular beach destination with easy access to the coastline. It offers 40 miles of public and private sandy beaches! You will even have a chance to enjoy fresh Lobster, Tuna, or shellfish at local seafood restaurant.
Cape Cod → Provincetown → Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (Optional, 75 mins) → Whydah Pirate Museum (Optional, 30 mins) → Atlantic Ocean Whale Watch (Optional, 180 mins) → Free time (120 mins)
Hotel: Regency Inn & Suites North Dartmouth or Similar.
The year-round whale-watching expedition attracts millions of visitors from all over the globe. The breathtaking sights of Whales in their natural habitat also serves for the scientific and educational purposes. Atlantic Ocean Whale Watch is the most well-known and fascinating whale watching tour in the country.
Cape Cod, situated in Massachusetts, is popular for tourism. Its history, beautiful beaches and maritime character makes it a must visit in Summers.
The first landfall of pilgrims in 1620 was commemorated in the years between 1907 and 1910 at Provincetown. This place is known as Pilgrim Monument.
Provincetown is located on the northern tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This seaside town is on the Mayflower’s landing site in 1620, honored by the Pilgrim Monument and enveloping Provincetown Museum. Provincetown has many galleries, besides cabarets, nightclubs, restaurants and specialty shops.
This museum names after the wrecked Whydah, commanded by captain Sam Bellamy features fascinating artifacts like firearms, cannons, and treasures of fifty plundered ships, dating back to seventeenth century!
Let’s take a look deeper into the Plymouth Plantation in Plymouth, MA! This plantation is a fully-functioning historical town set in the year 1627. We will even visit the English Village, which is a recreation of the small farming town built by the English colonists. Shortly after, we will visit the world's first operational nuclear-powered submarine at the USS Nautilus.
Plymouth → Plimoth Plantation (Optional, 90 mins) → Mayflower II (Optional, 60mins) → USS Nautilus (Optional, 60 mins) → New York City
Located in the New London County at Connecticut, Groton is a famous coastal town on the Thomas River. It is primarily known for its submarine manufacturing for United States Navy, home to the picturesque 19th-century seaport, aquariums, and the famed Charles W. Morgan whaling ship built in the early 1800s is docked at the Harbor of Groton.
A typical merchant ship of the early 17th history of European Colonization is known as MayFlower. This historical ship is located in Massachusetts.
A historical museum in Plymouth Massachusetts founded in 1672 is known as Plimoth Plantation. In the 17th century, this park was established by the natives of the state.
The Plymouth County’s town that is based on a very small portion of America’s population is known as Plymouth. The culture, folklore and history of America get higher prominence at this place.
The USS Nautilus was launched in 1954 on Jan. 21. This was the foremost Nuclear powered sub. The Nautilus shattered the submerged speed and distance records. Nautilus Museum was opened on 20 April, 1986 as a part of the submarine museum and are closed on Tuesdays.
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.
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.
Rates could alter without prior notice.
Optional fees will be paid in cash to the guide. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.
Guide will arrange meals and drinks when requested as they are not included in the package.
Daily Service charges for driver and the guide is $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: 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.
|Attractions||Adult||Child(3-11 yrs)||Senior(65+ yrs)|
|Atlantic Ocean Whale Watch, AO||$67.00||$42.00||$57.00|
|Buffet/Group meal in East Coast.||$22.00||$16.00||$22.00|
|Martha's Vineyard Island Ferry, MA||$22.00||$12.00||$22.00|
|Marthas Vineyard Narrated Tour, MA||$35.00||$25.00||$35.00|
|Mayflower II Museum, MA||$15.00||$12.00||$13.00|
|Pilgrim Monument, MA||$18.00||$8.00||$14.00|
|Plimoth Plantation, MA||$32.00||$19.00||$29.00|
|USS Nautilus Museum, CT||$10.00||$8.00||$10.00|
|Whydah Pirate Museum, MA||$10.00||$8.00||$10.00|
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.
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.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
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.
⇒ 16 days or more prior to departure - 10% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
⇒ 9-15 days prior to departure - 50% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
⇒ 8 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 on the departure date for any reason including COVID.
An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties. No matter what the reason for cancellation is, the processing fee will be deducted on each refund.
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. We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirements 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 amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour if the future travel plan suits you. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements like separate purchase of air tickets, visa cost, taxi fare etc. We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations.
Note: More than 30 days after the completion of the tour, we cannot grant any refunds. Each Cancellation Request must be received in writing by email.
Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection, COVID or any other serious issue. If you reschedule a tour and later decide to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.
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You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.
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)
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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.
If you want to reschedule your tour (change the departure date or choose a different tour) then a reschedule fees may be applied. No reschedule request will be entertained within 15 days before the departure date.
Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.
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 2 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.
3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.
4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.
5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.
6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.
7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.
8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.
9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.
10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.
11. Hotels and the city/country of stay may change based on availablity.
Child 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.
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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.
I enjoyed this tour very much. Our tour guide definitely handled this tour very well. He made sure that we followed the itinerary so that we won't cut our time short to enjoy the tour. He even bought us breakfast for the third day just to make sure we won't be hungry. Thanks to our guide and to our driver for taking care of us during this tour. Definitely worth it and highly recommended!
I always wanted to visit New England site especially Marthas Vineyard and I decided to take golden bus tours deal to visit that place. It turned out to be a thrilling trip. We also explored Edgartown, Pilgrim Tower Monument, Province Town, Plymouth Rock and Plymouth Plantation on this exciting 3-day tour. I recommend Golden Bus Tours to all those who want travelling at an affordable rate.
I actually booked to go on this tour alone. But in the bus, we became good friends. We enjoyed all the way, listening songs and cracking jokes. I am to believe that this was not a planned tour, but it was short of nothing on this 3 day tour.
I will any day recommend Jason as tour guide and if you are planning to send your parents, then just do not worry. This has been such an amazing experience for me as well, that I recommend to everyone! Thank you Goldenbustours.
The tour was planned well. I took a 3 days 2 nights tour. However, I felt the last day were a bit rushed during the tour. We could have been given more time during the tour. Very scenic tour, The Guide was very helpful and informative. Many thanks GoldenBusTours.
Was surprised to find breakfast included at most hotels. Also the included Whale Watches – Provincetown – Pilgrim Tower tour was good as with another company you had to pay for much the same things. Our guide handled the driving well and explained thing well in English for us.
This tour was awesome. We visited all these important tourist spots through our tour guide/driver. Although it rained most of the time during our tour, the experience was great. The Martha’s Vineyard and Plymouth Plantation and USS Nautilus were among my favorites. Looking forward to our next tour in June with GoldenBusTours.
The tour was good, we cover most of the highlight in a 3 days. Our guide is very knowledgeable. He was able to tell us history of Martha’s Vineyard the places we visited. Our lunch truly reflects the richness culture of Plymouth Plantation and it was served in a heritage restaurant.
That tour was really almost everything i had hoped for, the only thing that i did not like is that admissions were not included. we visited some amazing places like Martha’s Vineyard, Aquinnah cliff, Edgartown. We also really loved Atlantic Ocean Whale Watch as it was amazing and the kids really loved it. I also want to thank the tour guide as he was really great and helpful guy. Overall it was an amazing 3 days.
The best thing in that tour was Atlantic Ocean Whale Watch show, it was really great and we really loved it. There was also some other great places like the beautiful Martha’s Vineyard,Edgartown, Provincetown, Whydah Pirate Museum, the Pilgrim Tower, the English Village and the USS Nautilus. Our hotels was clean and cozy and our tour guide was a real nice guy.