Watkins Glen – Niagara Falls (Scenic Hotel, Walking Distance)
Today, passengers are subjected to depart from their hometown; arrive at the New York or New Jersey to begin the tour. Our tour group will set off in the morning to reach the picturesque Watkins Glen region. Here, located a number of waterfalls, gushing rivers, lakes, lush greenery, and mountains, and much more; enjoy discovering the charms of Watkins Glen including the dramatic gorges and towering cliffs. After that, our guests are headed to the magnificent Niagara Falls. Upon arrival, our guests will be captivated by the thunderous roars of the three major falls of the Niagara; American Fall, Horseshoe Fall, and the Bridal Veil Fall. Guests surely don’t want to miss watching the Niagara IMAX Film; learn about the history of the Niagara Falls region. Enjoy exploring the charms of the Niagara Falls, as well as the nighttime illumination will bring a delightful ending of the day. Overnight return to the hotels.
Hotel: Wyndham Garden at Niagara Falls, Quality Inn Falls or Similar.
Niagara Falls – Corning Museum of Glass
In the morning, our tour will begin in the heart of Niagara Falls. We will visit Cave of the winds (summer). Our guests will experience the exciting In-depth tour which showcases the Old Fort Niagara and Whirlpool State Park (Optional). The fun will begin as soon as our guests board on the Maid of the Mist Cruise (In winters, the maid of the Mist cruise remained closed; our tour group will experience the Niagara Jetboat instead). After that, we will continue our journey towards the famous Corning Glass Museum which houses the largest glass exhibits in the country. Overnight return to the hotels.
Hotel: Comfort Inn, Red Roof Inn MD or Similar.
Washington DC – New York City
Start the day in the heart of Washington DC, the political capital and most important in the United States. Take a tour of the National Air & Space Museum which houses a wide number of space and air exhibits, as well as the museum, offers interactive exhibits. Guests will make brief stops at US Capitol building and White House buildings to take some memorable photographs (outside view) Board on a Potomac River cruise to sightsee top-notch exhibits of the city. In winters, the Potomac River cruise remained closed for the public, we will tour the International Spy Museum instead. Enjoy wandering around the top-notch landmarks around the city such as the Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. We will pass by the famous Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, WWII Memorial, and similar. Later, our tour group will return to New York to conclude the tour.
Note: If time allows, we will additionally visit Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.
- 1. The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.
- 2. 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.
- 3. Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.
- 4. 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.
- 5. 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.
- 6. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.
- 7. 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.
- 8. Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.
Passengers will be picked up and dropped off at their chosen locations. (Please take notice of locations and times of pick up)
All tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. We may also use a minivan depending on the number of people booking the tour.
A professional tour escort will be with you throughout the tour.
Tour package price includes all the taxes.
It is possible for rates to change without notice.
Cash payments of admission fee for Optional Activities will 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 charges 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.
Additional personal expenditure.
Note: Customers are encouraged not to buy admission packages outside and use them in this discounted tour. In case they do, transport need to be arranged the same day.
|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||$20.00||$0.00||$17.00|
|International Spy Museum, DC||$26.45||$15.85||$21.15|
|Jet Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY||$69.00||$69.00||$69.00|
|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|
|Niagara Adventure Movie, NY||$12.00||$9.00||$12.00|
|Niagara Fall Scenic Tour + Old ForT Niagara ticket||$25.00||$15.00||$22.00|
|Potomac River Cruise, DC||$26.00||$18.00||$23.00|
|Secret Caverns, NY||$18.00||$10.00||$18.00|
|Watkins Glen State Park, NY||$10.00||$8.00||$10.00|
- 1. All the prices are listed in USD.
- 2. Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.
- 3. Prices may change without any notice.
- 4. Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.
- 5. Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.
- 6. Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.
- 7. Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.
- 8. 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.
- 9. 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.
- 10. 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.
125 Eighteenth St, (Acme Market) Jersey City, NJ 07310 at 8:30 PM
75 Chrystie Street, Chinatown, Manhattan, New York, NY 10002 at 09:00 PM
133-31 39th Avenue, (In front of the Flushing Mall) Flushing, NY 11354 at 09:30 PM
- 1. 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).
- 2. Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations
- 3. 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.
- 4. You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.
- 5. Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.
- 6. If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.
- 7. If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.
- 8. On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
⇒ 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.
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.
⇒ 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.
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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.
We were hoping that we could just spend more time in New York City. Rather the tour leader made the only stop in New York for the Watkins Glen Park which was beautiful, but we were hoping the tour could be more around the metropolitan area of New York City. Anyways, the Glen Park resides some of the best waterfalls we have ever seen except for the Niagara Falls, the majestic nature of Niagara Falls is something that can’t be explained by the words, rather when we toured that region, we found out so much about the magnificence of that place. The tour manager who organized that whole trip was such a nice person, who later let us have some extra time to explore the Niagara Falls region where the tourists usually don’t visit. There was a lot to explore at the Niagara Falls region where there were boats for us to experience, like the Maid of the Mist which was so beautiful to the experience they took us closer the Horseshoe Bend Falkland, that was pretty close to the Canadian Borders.
our tour days started out pretty well from the center of New York. The tour guide was such a nice person; he escorted and treated the guests so far throughout the course of the bus tour. The thing place we appreciated the most was its amazing time in Niagara Falls tour, there was just so much for us to do at the falls park like the extended tour, boating, explorations, and much more. There were just so many people on the bus; I wasn’t much-expecting fun rather we had the best fun time. Speaking on behalf of my family members all enjoyed this trip including the hotels and bus transportation. We would definitely like to experience our next tour in the next summer season. Thanks for the great offer!
it was lovely being part of the tour that provided us the quality service that we were looking out for in the first place. Now that the tour had begun from the New Jersey we were all worried and constantly thought about having the tour which doesn’t worth experience. The tour company was recently offered this holiday discounts which made us all board on this tour, the pricing seemed a little reasonable in the start of the tour after the days went by the food budget and admission charges cost us a massive amount which we didn’t expect. Anyways, the bottom line is, we have to come all the preparation to join the tour for 3 days.
Taking the time off from work and boarding on this tour has been the best experience so far. The bus tour started from New York, we explored so many wonderful places, mentioning the Niagara Falls. The time we had at the DC and at the Niagara Falls was the best, wonderful photography. One thing I like the most about this bus tour was its tour guide, fortunately, our tour guide Marilyn, was a great friendly person. Thanks for providing us great hotels. It was the best tour experience of my life, thanks a lot!
At first, I was quite worried and hopeful about this bus journey because I booked the bus seats online for the entire family, and I was really hoping that it would provide us a great time to the destinations. We received a free ticket for the Holiday Offer, which was quite appreciable. Anyways, speaking on behalf of my family experience, the journey was just alright and pretty much enjoyable due to the Niagara Falls and the boat cruises we experienced. Our hotel stays were the best. I think it is a great tour package for families and even friends. Great places with professional people.
we were exploring around the New York City all by ourselves until a friend of mine came across this amazing new tour which we later experienced because it had so many wonderful attraction. The tour was so perfect, we already had visited the great sites in New York City and now it was time for us to visit some other city like the Washington D, the best thing about this tour journey was its trip to the Niagara Falls. The tour leader managed some great time at the Falls where we had the boat cruises and a depth journey to see the authentic culture of the Niagara Falls. The maid of the mist was actually closed in the early when we toured that region, although the tour leader mentioned us to come back when the cruise was operable, and later we found out that it was the best cruise so far that wind through the massive mists of the Niagara Falls.
The best thing in that tour was the organization, it really very well organized in each part, we moved exactly on time and during the tor we were always moving according to our schedule. we spent an amazing time in Niagara Falls and DC, we saw National Air
we had a great time during these 3 days, our tour guide was a very helpful guy,the only thing that i did not like is that admissions were not included. but The tour was really very well organized,there was no delay and even during the tour we were right on schedule. Niagara Falls,Old Fort Niagara were really great. Hotel in Niagara Falls was really cozy and clean and it was close to the falls. In Dc we saw National Air
We would definitely wait for the bus tour as we booked the sets online on the website hey gave some specific time and date and the departure location to hop on this amazing new tour. I have so much to talk about this tours, some the time I like and most them I don’t like. I'm sure my words will help some of the visitors. First thing is first that you have to come all the preparation on this bus tour, they don’t just give you the food, walking shoes, their job is to pick all the guests, escort them to the hotels, and all day we spend visiting one place and then another. It was nice, make sure to bring the camera since the Niagara Falls is so majestic, make some memories as we did, Thank you, Team!
The great thing about that tour is that it had an amazing tour guide, very skilled and he was really friendly and helpful and patient, he was nice to all people in the tour. We also liked the accommodation very much, hotel in Niagara falls was close to the falls and it was as clean and comfortable as the hotel in DC. Golden Bus Tours is by far one the best ravel agencies i dealt with.
Hi team! We are from Europe we recently happened to board on this bus tour journey from New York City! We loved the time we spent with the team exploring all the Niagara Falls Park basically the reason for us to join this bus tour is to go visit the Niagara Falls since we knew nothing about the area so we are glad to pay these tour operators to let us have a good look around with hotel reservations. Now that we experienced this bus tour, the hotels were decent, the Jet boats made the trip even more fun, even in winters they were open for a jet boat. We definitely like to experience the next team with the same tour operators.
In my opinion this was one of the best travel agencies i have dealt with, The tour was really very well organized, there was no delay and we were always on schedule. also the tour guide was really nice guy and funny, and he were also very professional. The bus was okay and hotels were great, in Niagara Falls the hotel was really close to the falls. I really want to thank Golden Bus Tours for such an amazing job.
This was our first visit to the US and i am really glad we took that tour. We saw a lot of amazing things in that tour like the great Niagara Falls, Watkins Glen and Old Fort Niagara. And in DC we saw National Air
Took this tour from July-4th to July-6th. Our tour guide was great and much helpful. He always provide enough information about the place and food options (economical ones). He happily address all our questions. Accommodation was great as well and well organized. These guys are awesome on time departure
Over all tour was good with an exceptional tour guide. But one thing is we are not getting enough time in Washington DC like the Bus reaches there at the late evening/night and the very early morning we need to leave DC as the bus starts at 6-30 or 7-30. that part needs to be adjusted to give more time in Washington DC.
Thanks GoldenBusTours. I recommend this tour to all of my friends, My mum in laws enjoyed the places covered, timings maintained and the crowd as well. Overall trip was good. We really enjoyed a lot.
we had a great time during these 3 days, our tour guide was a very helpful guy, he was also really funny and very professional, i really wish all tour guides are like that. The hotel in Niagara Falls was very close to the Falls, and it was very clean and comfortable. The tour was really punctual and very well organized in ever thing.
Me and my family like almost ever activity in that amazing tour, Watkins Glen, Niagara Falls, American Fall,Old Fort Niagara, Whirlpool State Park and the amazing Niagara Jet boat ride. National Air
Our experience was very good . Our tour guide was very good . The only issue I had with this tour is we don\'t get sufficient time in Niagara Falls . because we have to wake up early the next day . But overall i am satisfied with this tour very much.
Excellent tour. Friendly tour guides. He was very friendly, good accommodation, comfortable seats on the bus but NO Wifi, well-planned itinerary. This trip is good as it covers 3 places with different landscapes and popular places, which otherwise would cost you much more then this package.
Lots of extra fee, remember to bring enough cash. You will arrive Niagara Falls around noon which is the best timing. ( And my favorite spot of the whole tour.) But I was disappointed to the trip of Washington DC. Not much things to see if you don\'t take the Niagara Falls and Maid of Mist Boat.
Great tour and covers a lot of points. I wish they can give some more time at Niagara Falls, Watkins Glen State Park and Corning Glass Museum though but I cannot complain its a great experience. We had a great time and had a lot of fun.
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