3-Day New York to Marthas Vineyard, Cape Cod, Essex and Whale Watching Tour
Tour Code: GOL-NYC-313
Duration: 3 Day(s) / 2 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
- 7 Days left
Experience: UNESCO, Family
Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...
Tour Guide:Chinese, English
Explore the popular summer tourist destinations where the US Presidents travel to!
Take a look at the enchanting and popular town in Cape Cod, Provincetown!
Visit the Puritan Monument that overlooks the entire town of Provincetown and Cape Cod.
Discover the Plymouth Plantation which is a recreation of the original settlement of the Plymouth Colony.
Take a look at the USS Nautilus which is the world’s first operational nuclear-powered submarine.
Let’s take a peaceful 45-minute ferry ride to Martha's Vineyard Island! It is an ideal getaway for relaxation! Following, we will visit Aquinnah Cliffs which is formerly known as Gay Head. Rising 150 feet above the ocean this place offers some of the most spectacular clay cliffs on the entire island.
Martha’s Vineyard Island Ferry (Optional, 45 mins) → Martha‘s Vineyard → Martha’s Vineyard Narrated Tour (Optional, 120 mins, Gay Head is included) → Free time (120 mins)
Hotel: Regency Inn & Suites North Dartmouth or Similar.
Beautifully located on the island of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, Aquinnah with its gorgeous clay cliffs and breathtaking surroundings make it an ideal place to tour, relax and have fun.
The beaches of Aquinnah on the Western Edge Island with colorful cliffs is known as Martha’s Vineyard. It is located in Massachusetts.
Let’s discover Provincetown, which is located at the very tip of Cape Cod. It has long been known as an art colony that attracts writers and artists. The Cape Cod National Seashore is a popular beach destination with easy access to the coastline. It offers 40 miles of public and private sandy beaches! You will even have a chance to enjoy fresh Lobster, Tuna, or shellfish at local seafood restaurant.
Cape Cod → Provincetown → Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (Optional, 75 mins) → Whydah Pirate Museum (Optional, 30 mins) → Atlantic Ocean Whale Watch (Optional, 180 mins) → Free time (120 mins)
Hotel:Regency Inn & Suites North Dartmouth or Similar.
The year-round whale-watching expedition attracts millions of visitors from all over the globe. The breathtaking sights of Whales in their natural habitat also serves for the scientific and educational purposes. Atlantic Ocean Whale Watch is the most well-known and fascinating whale watching tour in the country.
Cape Cod, situated in Massachusetts, is popular for tourism. Its history, beautiful beaches and maritime character makes it a must visit in Summers.
Provincetown is located on the northern tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This seaside town is on the Mayflower’s landing site in 1620, honored by the Pilgrim Monument and enveloping Provincetown Museum. Provincetown has many galleries, besides cabarets, nightclubs, restaurants and specialty shops.
For people who like nature, Whale Watching Cruises are the perfect thing. This is because with the help of these cruises people can get close to whales and see them to the heart’s content.
This museum names after the wrecked Whydah, commanded by captain Sam Bellamy features fascinating artifacts like firearms, cannons, and treasures of fifty plundered ships, dating back to seventeenth century!
Let’s take a look deeper into the Plymouth Plantation in Plymouth, MA! This plantation is a fully-functioning historical town set in the year 1627. We will even visit the English Village, which is a recreation of the small farming town built by the English colonists. Shortly after, we will visit the world's first operational nuclear-powered submarine at the USS Nautilus.
Plymouth → Plimoth Plantation (Optional, 90 mins) → Mayflower II (Optional, 60mins) → USS Nautilus (Optional, 60 mins) → New York City
A historical museum in Plymouth Massachusetts founded in 1672 is known as Plimoth Plantation. In the 17th century, this park was established by the natives of the state.
The Plymouth County’s town that is based on a very small portion of America’s population is known as Plymouth. The culture, folklore and history of America get higher prominence at this place.
The USS Nautilus was launched in 1954 on Jan. 21. This was the foremost Nuclear powered sub. The Nautilus shattered the submerged speed and distance records. Nautilus Museum was opened on 20 April, 1986 as a part of the submarine museum and are closed on Tuesdays.
The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.
The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.
Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.
You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.
Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.
Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.
These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.
Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.
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.
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.
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.
|Attractions||Adult||Child(3-11 yrs)||Senior(65+ yrs)|
|Atlantic Ocean Whale Watch, AO||$67.00||$42.00||$57.00|
|Buffet/Group meal in East Coast.||$22.00||$15.00||$22.00|
|Martha's Vineyard Island Ferry, MA||$22.00||$12.00||$22.00|
|Marthas Vineyard Narrated Tour, MA||$35.00||$25.00||$35.00|
|Mayflower II Museum, MA||$15.00||$12.00||$13.00|
|Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, MA||$20.94||$9.42||$16.75|
|Plymouth plantation, MA||$32.00||$29.00||$19.00|
|USS Nautilus Museum, CT||$10.00||$8.00||$10.00|
|Whydah Pirate Museum, MA||$10.00||$8.00||$10.00|
All the prices are listed in USD.
Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.
Prices may change without any notice.
Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.
Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.
Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.
Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.
A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.
There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.
Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.
Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).
Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations
There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.
You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.
Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.
If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.
If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.
On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.
⇒ 16 days or more prior to departure - 10% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
⇒ 9 to 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.
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Changes in Booking
You may incur a fee for any revisions or alterations made to the reservation when the booking has already been confirmed. Cancellation fees may be applied to things such as name changes or corrections. They may also apply to tour date changes or tour itinerary changes. Please note that no departure changes are permitted 72 hours before departure.
Changes in Tour Itinerary
We are continuously striving to improve tour itineraries and features. In the event of unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the control, we do reserve the right to vary the itineraries and to substitute hotels. Duplicate departures may operate during certain peak periods, sometimes in reverse order. As such, hotels may vary from those included on the itinerary pages.
If you want to reschedule your tour (change the departure date or choose a different tour) then a reschedule fees may be applied. No reschedule request will be entertained within 15 days before the departure date.
Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.
1. One room can accommodate maximum 4 people. Even if you are 5 people including 1 month old baby you still need 2 rooms.
2. If you can carry your child up to 2 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.
3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.
4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.
5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.
6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.
7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.
8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.
9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.
10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.
Child rates are applicable for children between (0-12 years) of age. Parents are advised to bring car seats for the safety of their child.
Buy 2 Get 3rd discounted: Get 3rd Ticket on special discounted rates on the purchase of 2 tickets.
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6a. Tour Operator holds the right to cancel the tour at any time depending on poor weather condition or some other unforeseen circumstances. However, GoldenBusTour will update its customers about the cancellation and shall not be held accountable for charges other than tour fees.
6b. Change in tour price will not affect any confirmed booking.
6c. Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.
7.You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.
8.Reach Departure location about 20 to 30 minutes before departure time. Unfortunately, no one will wait for you in case you get in late. The bus mostly has Bus Operator name and logo on it. Even if you are five minutes late and miss the bus then GoldenBusTours or Tour Operator will not be responsible. There will be no refund in this case. You will be charged 100% tour fee.
I got a really good deal, I bought 2 tickets and got 1 free, so I encouraged my wife my daughter to take this tour to Essex and enjoy Essex Steam Train and Riverboat we always talked about. So, we taken GoldenBusTours on their offer and had an absolutely remarkable time. I’d highly recommend it to everyone.
Superb bus tour package, clean bus and good conditioned seats. The accommodation and the organized plan were perfect. This package got us to places such as Williamsburg, Busch gardens, Virginia Beach and more. Even though we traveled to all places all the 3 day in the bus, it was not boring
I loved this tour for 3 days and it never felt too long in a bus. They stopped at all the relevant places mentioned in the tour guide while booking. The bus was clean and rightly facilitated. The problem was in some places of attraction, we had to go to the bathroom and had to literally wait in queues that we ran short of time to see the important places, however, the traveling time in the bus just flew away. It was neatly organized and the tour plan was followed accordingly. The accommodation and food arrangements were fine, no complaints.
I recommend this tour. The tour guide was fantastic. Hotel was also good. We were three people on the tour. I want to go to Marthas Vineyard and Cape Cod Tour again with the same guide and your company. I am from Nepal and I will recommend to Nepalese people to whom I know to make trip with your company.
We went as a family on this tour. Nice to go with a family as it eliminates worry to a great extent as all are together. The Vineyard visit and the whale watching were really good. The whale watching literally mesmerized viewer.
I loved this trip. After a long time my family decided to do something to keep us away from work and daily hectic routine. We took this tour to give us a break and it turned out to be one of the best tours ever. We visited some amazing sites and enjoyed a lot. I’d recommend this company to all those who want to travel with peace.
Great trip out to Massachusetts, the whole day surpassed our expectations, we are more than pleased to have booked this trip and will remember it always. In fact, we will also inform all our known circle people about this tour operator and its perfection maintained throughout the tour without wasting unwanted time or rushing at places. The food and the accommodation were perfect and satisfying. The ferry ride was great, and the zoo also had lots of animals. All the places were must visit places and no one should miss this opportunity that takes only 3 days. I recommend 5 stars.
The tour was really very well organized, we moved exactly on time, there was no delay and even during the tour we were right on schedule, it was a great effort from the tour guide who was a great guy by the way. The accommodation was really comfortable, really clean and cozy hotels and we saw some amazing places. It was really a great tour and great experience. I really hope i can do it again some time.
That tour was really almost everything i had hoped for, the only thing that i did not like is that admissions were not included, but it was really worth every penny. We really loved how well the tour was organized. And our tour guide was an amazing guy. we loved Martha\'s Island Ferry, Martha\'s Vineyard, Martha\'s Island Sightseeing Bus Tour, Aquinas Cliff, Plymouth Plantation, Plymouth Grist Mill, New England, Whale Watching Cruise, Rhode Island, Whydah Pirate Museum, Newport, Narragansett Bay Connecticut, Essex Steam Train
I am really thankful to one friend of mine who recommended Golden Bus Tours to me. It is really an amazing company, their services are wonderful and their customer service team are very helpful and patient. Also the organization of the tour was really great. we moved exactly on time according to the schedule that was given to us by the tour guide, who was a really nice and helpful guy. Great job Golden Bus Tours.
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