3-Day New York/Philadelphia to Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach and Busch Gardens Christmas Carnival Tour

Tour Code: GOL-NYC-315
Duration: 3 Day(s) / 2 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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3-Day New York/Philadelphia to Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach and Busch Gardens Christmas Carnival Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


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Highlights :
  • View the spectacular lightshow along Virginia Beach's boardwalk.
  • Experience the holiday cheer in the Busch Garden's Christmas Town.
  • Take a visit to the Hershey’s Chocolate World and see how the famous chocolates are made. 
  • Gather with family and friends to the Christmas at the Gaylord National!
  • Explore this amazing tour that will leave you with unforgettable experiences. 

  • Breakfast.

Itinerary

Rise and shine! Today we will drive southward and head to the famous Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Stop by the seaside, you can not only watch the spectacular view of the Atlantic Bay, but also enjoy the sunset view of the seaside. Afterwards, we will drive to Virginia Beach and enjoy the Virginia Lights Show. 

Itinerary:

New York → Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (Optional,30mins) → Virginia Beach (Optional,30mins) 

Hotel: Clarion Inn & Suites Virginia Beach or Similar.


Attractions

Chesapeake Bay Bridge, MD

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge is more commonly referred to as bay bridge. It is a dual-span bridge that connects to Maryland’s Eastern and Western Shore. The bridge was built in 1952 and has been serving the nation ever since.

Virginia Beach, VA

The beaches with hundreds of restaurants, motels and hotels in Virginia are located in the premises of Virginia Beach. It is the 39th most walkable city among 50 states of America.

Virginia, VA

The old Dominion state of United States in South Atlantic Region is known as Virginia. Richmond is the capital city of VA. Its lowest point is Atlantic Ocean and highest one is Mount Rogers.

At the second day, we will be visiting USS Wisconsin in the morning. Then the bus will take us to Williamsburg, VA's Busch Gardens, which is routinely voted the most beautiful theme park in the world. Covering more than 100 acres, it is home to countless rides, stalls, shows, and games. This famous amusement park in eastern Virginia first opened in 1975. Celebrate the spirit of the season at Busch Gardens' Christmas Town*. Christmas Town brings holiday traditions to life with heartwarming shows, delicious holiday dining and festive shopping opportunities.

(***mandatory requirement: we don’t accept any pre-purchase admission ticket for Busch Garden’s Christmas Town from online or through 3rd party agent. Passengers who take this tour need to purchase admission tickets from tour escort on the departure date)

Itinerary:

Hotel → USS Wisconsin (Optional, 90mins) → Busch Gardens Christmas Town (Optional, 300mins)

Hotel: Quality Inn Tysons Corner or Similar.


Attractions

Busch Gardens Christmas Town Tour, VA

Busch Gardens Christmas shines the brightest in Williamsburg, Virginia. This theme park glows with Christmas lights, and in North America, this is the largest display of lights. The season comes alive here with holiday shopping, celebratory drink and food and best shows.

Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA

Busch Gardens is a European based theme park in Williamsburg with the most exciting and thrilling roller coaster rides, events, shows, animal encounters and entertainment for all.

USS Wisconsin, VA

It is the name of battle ship that fall in the category of Iowa Class. It was the second ship that was named in the honor of Wisconsin, which is a US state known for its development and charming city life.

oday, we will depart and head towards to visit the Christmas at Gaylord National. Afterward, head back to New York at night. The next stop is Hershey chocolate world. The company has already developed its factory into a town. Take the chocolate making tour bus and watch all the links of chocolate production. The process is also very creative. At the same time, you can also make your own chocolate with your own name on it.

Itinerary:

Christmas at Gaylord National (Photographing Visit, 30 mins) → Hershey's Chocolate World (Optional for creat your own candy, 120mins) → New York


Attractions

Hersheys Chocolate World, PA

Hershey’s Chocolate World is located in the chocolate town of Pennsylvania. It is actually the name given to eight different visitor centers which got started in Hershey.

National Christmas Tree, DC

Refers to an evergreen tree, which can be seen at the ellipse’s northeast quadrant, which is very close to the famous white house. Since 1923 the tree has been decorated on Christmas occasions.

Washington, DC

The federal capital of America which is a District of Columbia is said to be as Washington DC. The state is approved in the year 1790. It has 409 feet highest elevation. The district has 22nd rank among other states of US.


  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.

  Breakfast.


What's Excluded

  It is possible for rates to change without notice.

 Air ticket, ferry, and shuttle transfer in some attraction area/national parks.

  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 charges for the driver and the guide will be $12per 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)
Busch Gardens Christmas Town Tour, VA $95.99 $95.99 $95.99
Hersheys Chocolate World, PA $29.00 $29.00 $29.00
USS Wisconsin, VA $17.60 $12.70 $17.60

  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

  • 125 Eighteenth St, Jersey City, NJ 07310 (ACME Markets) at 08:20 AM
  • 133-30 39th Ave, (Asian Jewel Seafood Restaurant) Flushing, NY 11354 at 06:45 AM
  • 75 Chrystie St, Chinatown, Manhattan, New York, NY 10002 at 07:30 AM

Return Location

  • Usually the same as departure location but different time. Some locations are only for pickup.

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

Same Cancellation policy would apply even if the cancellation or reschedule request comes because of the COVID. We strictly follow the policy after COVID.
 
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 are 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.

Cancellation charges 

⇒  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.

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

​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.

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 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 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

Wu Yü
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I have read a lot of reviews about this company and I must admit that I was reluctant to give it a try but now I am glad that I did so.The customer service was excellent from beginning to end. The guide was a professional, courteous and well organized. And I also don’t leave reviews usually unless the experience is too bad or good and here the case was mostly inclined towards being good. I really had a great time and I feel grown as a person after visiting these places. It was truly a memorable Christmas for me.

Chandan
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Golden Bus Tour offer of the tour was only three days to so many places such as Bay Bridge and Virginia Beach, and so many others. Adventure Roller Coaster ride was amazing. We had so much fun on this tour and the hotel in which we stayed was magnificent that we couldn’t ask for more. Golden Bus Tour is the best. Thanks, though.

Khen
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My friends informed me of this tour and its specialty. Without any second thought, I booked for the same and I agree they were right. The 3 day tour gave a real break from the stress and routine. I saw Busch gardens, Washington DC, Chesapeake, Virginia and lots more.

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