3-Day New York/New Jersey to Washington DC Inside Capitol Hill, Philadelphia and Niagara Falls In-depth Tour

Tour Code: GOL-NYC-201
Duration: 3 Day(s) / 2 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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3-Day New York/New Jersey to Washington DC Inside Capitol Hill, Philadelphia and Niagara Falls In-depth Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Fri (2019-10-14 To 2019-12-31) | Fri (2020-10-14 To 2020-12-31) | 2019-12-23 | 2019-12-25 | 2019-12-30

Highlights :

Enjoy the facilities of hotel and ground transportation on a three-day guided tour by spending quality time enjoying Newseum, Wax Museum Capitol, Capitol In-depth Walking Tour, White House, Lincoln Memorial, D.C. Harbor Cruise, Pentagon, Watkins Glen State Park, Corning Museum of Glass, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, Washington D.C., Niagara Falls Adventure Movie, Illumination of Niagara Falls, Whirlpool Park, Potomac River, Jet boat, Niagara River, and Old Fort Niagara.

Itinerary

We will start early in the morning from New York City straight to Niagara City. Today we will visit and explore the famous Cave of The Winds on Goat Island. It’s a natural cave behind the falls which is around 130 feet wide. In the evening, we will enjoy the beautiful night view of the Niagara Falls before heading to our hotel for the night stay.

 

Hotel: Garden Plaza Hotel 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.

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, 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.

The tour will start early in the morning of the second day. You will have the chance to get closer to the nature by getting on board the stunning Niagara Jet Boat Ride. After this, you will enjoy an in-depth tour of the Niagara Falls. On this extensive tour of the falls we will cover the Whirlpool State Park and Old Fort Niagara. This old historic fort will give you an idea about some of the earliest wars of the country. Following this, our group will take the Niagara Jet Boat Ride andMaid of the Mist Boat Ride. Maid of the Mist Boat Ride will take you closer to Niagara Falls to offer you a lifetime experience.

Hotel: Radisson Hotel or Similar.


Attractions

Jet Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY

Niagara Falls is a very famous spot for tourists, one thing to do there is to go on a Jet Boat Ride. This is a very exciting thing to do in Niagara Fall as it is a really different experience.

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 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.

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.

Whirlpool State Park, NY

On the north of the city of Niagara Falls, there is a park located in Niagara County known as Whirlpool State Park. From the hiking to the picnic tables and pavilions, everything can be enjoyed at this park.

Our first stop will be US Capitol in Washington DC. We will have a guided walking inside tour of the US Capitol (Mon-Sat). US Capitol is closed on Sunday. So, we will have outside view on Sunday. Following this, our group will have the outside view of the White House. Then our group will visit the Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial and Vietnam War Memorial. We will also enjoy the DC Cruise on the Potomac River for an exciting sightseeing experience. After this, we will visit Philadelphia where we will see the Independence Hall and Liberty Bell. We will also take the Double Decker tour of the city for sightseeing.

Note: If any attractions is closed then group will visit Newseum, Corning Museum or Wax Museum.


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.

Independence Hall, PA

Located in the Independence National Historical Park, the Independence Hall is the location where both the United States Constitution and Declaration of Independence were debated, written, and ratified by the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Independence National Historical Park, PA

A stunning park with amazing historical sites in Pennsylvania is Independence National Historical Park. The sites are related to history of United States Revolution.

Korean War Veterans Memorial, DC

This memorial of Korean War Veterans is built in honors of those marines who fought for their country. A nice place with good architecture located south of the Reflecting Pool at the National Mall where you can see many artifacts.

Liberty Bell, PA

Liberty Bell Center is located in Philadelphia, PA, is the symbol of the American Revolution which was crafted in the year 1752.

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.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, DC

It is a museum located in the capital United States of America which is Washington DC. The unique thing about this museum is that everything in it is made of Wax such as celebrity’s statues etc.

Newseum, DC

It is one of the utmost communicating museums in the world; the Newseum experience also touches the development of electric communiqué from the birth of wireless, to the scientific tools of the existing and the upcoming. It’s unique.

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.

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.

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

 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

 Mandatory Fee (By Seat occupancy):Capitol  Hill In-Depth Walking Tour, Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour, Niagara Falls Illumination and Fuel Surcharge.

  It is possible for rates to change without notice.

  Cash payments of admission fee for Optional Activities would be made to the guide.Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  Though meals and drinks are not a part of the package the guide will arrange them upon request.

  Minimum service charge for the driver and the guide will be $10 per person per day.

  Telephone services, laundry services, Alcoholic drinks and beverages are private room charges.

  Travel insurance.

  Additional personal expenditure.

Note: Customers should not buy admission tickets or passes on their own and use them on this discounted tours. In case they do, they will have to arrange their own transport.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
Cave of the Winds, NY $19.00 $16.00 $19.00
Corning Museum of Glass, NY $19.50 $0.00 $19.50
Jet Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY $66.00 $66.00 $66.00
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, DC $23.00 $17.00 $23.00
Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY $19.25 $11.20 $19.25
Newseum, DC $26.00 $16.00 $26.00
Philadelphia Double Decker Bus Tour, PA $32.00 $10.00 $32.00
Potomac River Cruise, DC $26.00 $18.00 $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

  • 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
  • 180 Canal St, New York, NY 10013 at 7:45 AM
  • 100 14th Street, Jersey City, NJ 07310 at 08:15 AM
  • 792 US - 46, Parsippany, NJ 07054 at 09:00 AM

Return Location

  • 100 14th Street, Jersey City, NJ 07310 at 07:00 PM
  • 792 U.S. 46, Parsippany, NJ 07054 at 7:00 PM
  • 180 Canal St, New York, NY 10013 at 8:00 PM
  • 116 Greenwood Ave, (Coco Asian Cuisine) Edison, NJ 08817 at 8:00 PM
  • 39-10 Main St, (HSBC Bank - Queens) Flushing, NY 11354 at 08:30 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

Pejo
  • 82
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One could not have asked for a better family vacation trip than this. In an affordable package we were taken to Niagara Falls, Watkins Glen and other attractions. . I totally enjoyed three days. We explored San Francisco. We absolutely loved the visits to Corning Glass Centre, Old Fort Niagara and Niagara Falls. Great hotel stays. I liked that and would recommend this tour too to everyone.

Aryan
  • 81
  • 9

The whole tour was really exceptional. All the sights I was most enthused to see were indeed wonderful, and many things that were unexpected or spontaneous, were just as wonderful. I particularly enjoyed our visit to the Great Niagara Falls. It was definitely a lifetime experience for me. I really enjoyed this tour.

Arnav
  • 76
  • 13

We were looking for an exciting and affordable tour and all thanks to GoldenBus Tours for arranging such a detailed and fun 3-day trip. We had the best hotels service. Our guide was friendly. My children loved him and his sense of humor. I’d say this was one of the most affordable packages that we got. Great experience!

Geming
  • 76
  • 9

We booked GoldenBus deal and they offered us such a great discount on three days of journey and they also provided us the great hotel services which I do appreciate. Golden Bus Tour drove us to so millions of fascinating attraction on our way to Niagara Falls such as Corning Glass Centre, Watkins Glen Park and Old Fort Niagara. Great weekend adventure! I’d recommend GoldenBus Tours to everybody who wants detailed services without any hidden glitches.

O'brien
  • 74
  • 9

It was a perfect and economical tour package for my family. We enjoyed a lot and captured hundreds of pictures to take lots of memories at home. You must plan to visit these places.

Pani
  • 73
  • 10

Niagara Falls was an unbelievable exploration. I had the best 3 days of my life touring almost an amazing bunch of places starting from Corning Glass Museum. We also visited Niagara Falls and Watkins Glen. The company’s representative guided us well during the planning and put our reservations and requirements ahead of anything. We had a great experience. Thanks GBT!

Thompson
  • 71
  • 9

This was a tour booked to make amends. I had long promised my kids of outing and could not make it. So this tour was the best way of making it and they were happy. The Niagara falls visit and the Watkins and glen tour also took me away by its charm.

Åsne
  • 70
  • 8

I boarded on this 3-day tour with my wife and we had the most amazing time there. We had a chance to visit destinations such as Corning Glass museum, Niagara Falls and Watkins Glen, all these places were absolutely beautiful and I thing that I will definitely use this tour service again. Thanks GoldenBusTours!

Basi
  • 68
  • 19

This three day tour is a complete package at a reasonable price. The tour did exactly what it said it would, with no surprises. GoldenBusTours provided a brief tour to Corning Glass, Watkins Glen and the amazing Niagara Falls. It was a fascinating tour. I’d recommend the company to all. For me it’s definitely a five star package.

Enlai
  • 68
  • 13

It was my dream to visit the Niagara Falls once in a lifetime and all thanks to Golden Bus Tours for making my wish come true. These three days were magical. We explored Niagara Falls and its surroundings in a boat and also visited Watkins Glen. I would also like to say thanks to the company for their excellent selection of accommodation. Best tour ever!

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