3-Day New York/New Jersey to Thousand Islands and Niagara Falls In depth Scenic Hotel Tour (Optional Niagara Falls Canada Tour)

Tour Code: GOL-NYC-388
Duration: 3 Day(s) / 2 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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3-Day New York/New Jersey to Thousand Islands and Niagara Falls In depth Scenic Hotel Tour (Optional Niagara Falls Canada Tour)
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

2020-05-23 | 2020-07-03 | 2020-09-05 | 2020-10-10

Highlights :

Explore Thousand Islands, Boldt Castle, Niagara Falls, Niagara Whirlpool State Park, Maid of the Mist, Goat Island, Cave of the Winds, Walking Tour to Canada, Skylon Tower, King George VI Statue, Nikola Tesla Statue, Queen Victoria Park, and Watkins Glen State Park on n exciting 3-day bus tour starting from New York and New Jersey with special discounts and hotel accommodations.
Canadian Visa is required for Travelers who want to take Walking Tour to Canada.

Itinerary

The tour will begin early in the morning from New York and New Jersey. Travel north to the American side of Thousand Islands. Upon arrival in this wonder 1,864 islands, we will be taking a 60-minute scenic cruise, and the fun will begin as soon as you board on a sightseeing boat ride witnessing the Boldt Castle Mansion, the smallest bridge on Zavikon Island, and countless other breathtaking sites. Later, guests will have a dinner before returning to the hotels.

Hotel: Quality Inn by Syracuse or Holiday Inn Syracuse or similar; updated to Quality Inn by Syracuse or Red Roof InnSyracuse orsimilar


Attractions

Boldt Castle (Thousand Islands), NY

Built with love by the millionaire George C Boldt for his wife Louise, Boldt Castle braces a love so deep that the millionaire couldn’t bear to complete it after the death of his wife.

Thousand Island Cruise, NY

A tour to Thousand Island at any time of the day provides great fun and taste. The experience of waterfront lunch and dinner with a whole arrow of food types is just unforgettable.

Thousand Islands, NY

The Thousand Islands comprises a chain of up to 1,864 islands that overlaps the Canada- U.S. surrounded by the Saint Lawrence River as it comes forward from the east northern side of Lake Ontario.

Today, we will discover the charms of Niagara Falls. Upon arriving in this region, guests will relish the exclusive Niagara In-depth tour exploring the Niagara Whirlpool State Park and Old Fort Niagara. Experience Maid of the Mist boat cruise on the Niagara River to get a better and closer view of the falls. The group will also tour the renowned Goat Island and the Cave of the Winds. In the afternoon, guests can participate in a Walking Tour to Canada which will walk you through the Skylon Tower, Niagara Falls region (Canadian side), King George VI Statue, Nikola Tesla Statue, and Queen Victoria Park; guests will be returning before the sunset. You need the Canadian visa to take part in the Walking tour to Canada. For the guests who won’t participate in Walking Tour to Canada can try their luck at the Niagara casinos or even take the helicopter ride. In the late evening, the colorful Niagara Illumination will bring the perfect ending the of the day. Overnight stay in the hotel and You can have an opportunity to walk to the Canadian side for admiring fireworks on the falls at your own. (No tour leader to guide).

Niagara Fireworks Show Timetable
Month Available Days Special Dates Timing
August Daily   10:00 PM
Sep Fri,Sat,Sun 2019-09-02 10:00 PM
Oct Fri,Sat,Sun (2019-10-04 To 2019-10-13) 2019-10-14 10:00 PM
Nov   2019-11-16 | 2019-11-22 | 2019-11-29 09:00 PM
Dec Daily (2019-12-20 To 2019-12-31) 2019-12-03 | 2019-12-16 09:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 


Hotel: The Niagara Inn or Similar.


Attractions

Cave of the Winds, NY

Discovered in 1834, The Cave of Winds is a natural cave located at the Niagara Falls, behind the Bridal Veil Falls. It is a popular tourist attraction due to the tropical storm like conditions and the beautiful sight at the site.

Goat Island, NY

A small island in the Niagara River between Horseshoe Falls and Bridal Veil Falls is known as Goat Island. It is one of the most visited islands located in New York City.

Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY

Maid of the Mist Boat is a famous water ride that runs in Niagara Falls. The boat tour provide beautiful scenic views to the visitors.

Niagara Falls Illumination

The City of Niagara Falls is famous for its name and the beauty it contains, it is also the place for the famous Niagara Falls water fall, hence the name. it is visited by many people each year.

Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour, NY

Niagara Falls is already a very beautiful place, it is famous for tourists who visit it in large numbers each year. It such an interesting place that people can even get an In-Depth tour so that they can understand the place better.

Niagara Falls, NY

For over 75 years, visitors from across the globe come to Niagara Falls, They have been able to witness the impressive nighttime illumination of the American and Horseshoe falls. Every season visitors get to experience the autumn in a new way. Complete night-view of Niagara Falls on some summer evenings might be limited or not available because of the late sunset time and the US Federal Government rules on the driving hours.

Niagara Falls, ON

Niagara Falls is situated on the border of Canada and the United States, this is why there is an other City of Niagara Falls that is situated on the Western Bank of the river in Ontario Canada.

Old Fort Niagara, NY

Situated close to Youngstown in New York, US, Old Fort Niagara is a reinforcement constructed to safeguard the interests of New France in America. The Niagara fall and the museum have made the place even more attractive.

Queen Victoria Park, ON

Queen Victoria Park has a collection of unique native and international plants, besides beautifully maintained gardens. The park is beautiful to walk, there is the Canadian and American Horseshoe Falls, hanging baskets, rock garden, tea rose hybrid garden and displays of carpet-bedding.

Skylon Tower, ON

The Skylon Tower is located in the Niagara Falls at Ontario in Canada. It is headed towards the sky and gives a 360 degree of the Niagara Falls. The tower is 263 meters above the Niagara Falls.

We will continue our journey in Niagara Falls by watching a Niagara IMAX documentary film depicting the history and the culture of the region. Visit the Watkins Glen State Park full of waterfalls, lush lands, valleys, walking trails, and mountains. It is also known to be the paradise for photography lovers. Later, we will return to New York to conclude the tour. 
Note: In the case of bad weather condition or Watkins Glen Park is not open, we will be touring the Corning Museum of Glass instead of Watkins Glen State Park.


Attractions

Corning Museum of Glass, NY

A glass-made museum located in the NYC is known as Corning Museum of Glass. The science, history and art of the glass can be seen at this place.

Corning, NY

Corning is a city that is located in Steuben County in New York, it is situated on the Chemung River. The population of the city is around 11,000 and the city is named after Erastus Corning.

Finger Lakes, NY

The group of eleven roughly north-south, narrow and long lakes in Central NYC is known as Finger Lakes. These lakes are suggested to be visited in the summer season to enjoy water rides.

Niagara Adventure Movie, NY

Niagara Adventure Movie Theater is built in the Niagara Falls State Park which is located in the City of Niagara Falls. It was built in 1885 and is a really famous tourists attraction,

Watkins Glen State Park, NY

The Village located outside the Watkins Glen is known as Watkins Glen State Park. It is located in the region of Finger Lakes. The park remains open for public throughout the year.


  • 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

 Attraction Admission Info: The Senior person's age of Corning Museum of Glass has been updated to 62+years old.

  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)
Buffet/Group meal in East Coast. $22.00 $15.00 $22.00
Cave of the Winds, NY $19.00 $16.00 $19.00
Corning Museum of Glass, NY $20.00 $0.00 $17.00
Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY $19.25 $11.20 $19.25
Niagara Adventure Movie, NY $12.00 $9.00 $12.00
Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour, NY $25.00 $15.00 $22.00
Thousand Island Cruise, NY $29.50 $18.00 $25.00
Walking Tour to Canada (Including Rainbow bridge crossing Fees), ON $16.00 $13.00 $16.00
Watkins Glen State Park, NY $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.

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • 133-30 39th Avenue, (Asian Jewels Seafood Restaurant) Flushing, NY 11354 at 06:45 AM
  • 6102 8th Ave, (HSBC Bank) Brooklyn, NY 11220 at 07:00 AM (Drop off at Chinatown, Pick-up only, no drop-off)
  • 125 Eighteenth St, (Acme Market) Jersey City, NJ 07310 at 07:20 AM
  • 75 Chrystie St, Chinatown, Manhattan, New York, NY 10002 at 08:00 AM
  • 229 W 43rd Street, New York, NY 1003 (in front of Yahoo)Times Square (Manhattan, NY) at 8:30 AM
  • 828 US - 46, (Top Quality Food Market) Parsippany, NJ 07054 at 09:10 AM

Return Location

  • 75 Chrystie St,Chinatown, Manhattan, New York, NY 10002 at 08:15 PM
  • 828 US - 46, (Top Quality Food Market) Parsippany, NJ 07054 at 08:30 PM
  • 133-30 39th Avenue, (Asian Jewels Seafood Restaurant) Flushing, NY 11354 at 09:00 PM
  • 125 Eighteenth St, (Acme Market) Jersey City, NJ 07310 at 09:00 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 our 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

⇒  8 days or more prior to departure - 10% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation

⇒  4-7 days prior to departure - 75% 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.


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 is 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.

11. Hotels and the city/country  of stay may change based on availablity.

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

Arti
  • 69
  • 5

it was the best tour of life. We just loved the Niagara Falls; plus, we had something special, the Maid Boat Cruise and we explored the Cave of the Winds site under the Bridal Veil Falls. So much to do and enjoy. Thank You

Bai
  • 29
  • 3

spending two straight days at the falls were more than enough. Thousand island is a majestic place in the northern region of our country.  There were some classy hotels to stay during our trip days.

Frank Mordini
  • 0
  • 0

Our tour guide, Ting Ting Lee, was extremely professional and knowledgeable. She kept us advised before and during the tour. She has pleasant personality and is very energetic. She went out of her way to ensure that our trip was as stroublefree as possible. The bus driver was also very capable and professional. We would not hesitate to use Golden Bus Tours again. Sincerely, Frank

Frank Mordini
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  • 0

Our tour guide, Ting Ting Lee, was extremely professional and knowledgeable. She kept us advised before and during the tour. She has pleasant personality and is very energetic. She went out of her way to ensure that our trip was as stroublefree as possible. The bus driver was also very capable and professional. We would not hesitate to use Golden Bus Tours again. Sincerely, Frank

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