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
Quality: Budget
3-Day New York to Marthas Vineyard, Cape Cod, Essex and Whale Watching Tour
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Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English

Available Days :

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Highlights :

A 3 day tour covering the most important places namely Massachusetts, 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 & Riverboat.

  • At times, Due to the bad weather Newport Sailing Cruise will be replaced by Essex town Steam Train & Boat ride.
  • Only the guides and drivers who have COVID 19 negative can provide services from now onwards. Drivers and Guides will wear the mask. They will disinfect the bus daily. Travelers will have to wear the mask and their temperature will be monitored regularly. Travelers will be provided with hand sanitizer and wipes. We recommend travelers to bring their own hand sanitizer also. Bus sitting will be based on the standards set by the Government.


In the morning, on Day 1, the tour bus will start to Falmouth, Massachusetts, from Manhattan and guests will take the Martha’s Island ferry to Martha’s Vineyard. On a guided Martha's Islands Sightseeing Bus Tour you will get to enjoy the best sightseeing experience in Martha. After the bus tour, on the island, you can enjoy free time before we leave for the hotel.  Stay overnight in the hotel and relax.

Hotel: Falmouth Inn, International Inn or Similar. 


Martha's Vineyard Bus Tour, MA

Many companies within Martha Vineyard provide best bus tours to the visitors to make their times' every second worth a while. All these bus tours are designed to entertain and provide info.

Marthas Vineyard Cruise, MA

The cruise ship itinerary that is located in US state of Massachusetts known as Marthas Vineyard Cruise. The best thing about this place is its natural beauty.

Marthas Vineyard Whale Watch, MA

Many people visit Marthas Vineyard coastal area to enjoy seeing Whale Fish. The tourists enjoy water rides as well as Whale Show on this place.

Marthas Vineyard, MA

The beaches of Aquinnah on the Western Edge Island with colorful cliffs is known as Martha’s Vineyard. It is located in Massachusetts.

Whale Watching Cruise, MA

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.

On Day 2, we will first visit Provincetown in Cape Cod. Our group will witness the Pilgrim Monument which holds importance in the history of the United States of America. We will also enjoy the beautiful views of Cape Cod. After enjoying New England Lobster Meal, we will proceed to the Atlantic Ocean for Whale Watching Cruise. Then our group will head to Whydah Pirate Museum which depicts the real Pirate Life. We will have free time and our dinner in Cape Cod and leave for the hotel.

Hotel: Falmouth Inn, International Inn or Similar. 


Lobster Dinner, RI

The Rhode Island is full of restaurants which offer different sea foods. The quality they provide to their customers is fine and authentic. Almost every restaurant there offers Lobster for Dinner and makes the occasion fun+ memorable.

Pilgrim Monument, MA

The first landfall of pilgrims in 1620 was commemorated in the years between 1907 and 1910 at Provincetown. This place is known as Pilgrim Monument.

Plimoth Grist Mill, MA

As it can be understood by the name, it is a working grist mill situated in the Plymouth which itself is located in Massachusetts. The Mill stands at the place where once stood the Plimoth Grist Mill.

Plimoth Plantation, MA

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.

Plymouth, MA

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.

Whale Watching Cruise, CT

Whale Watching is a very popularthing, however it becomes even more fun when people can do it up close. Whale Watching Cruises are perfect for people who love whales.

Whydah Pirate Museum, MA

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!

Today we will first visit Plimoth Plantation, a living history museum revealing the Plymouth Colony original settlement. Nearby is the working Plimoth Grist Mill, that Mills on 200 years old French Buhr millstones fresh ground cornmeal using water power. We will then visit Newport Rhode Island where guests can take Newport Sailing Cruise. We will also witness some of the oldest yet beautiful Lighthouses on Narragansett Bay. We may take Essex town Steam Train & Boat ride instead of Newport Cruise when weather is bad or for some other reason.


Essex Steam Train and RiverBoat Ride, CT

The famous Essex Steam Train is operated by the Valley Railroad Company in Connecticut. This train offer one hour fifteen minutes tour towards river of Connecticut.

Essex Steam Train, CT

The famous Essex Steam Train is operated by the Valley Railroad Company in Connecticut. This train offer one hour fifteen minutes tour towards river of Connecticut.

Essex Steam Train, CT

The famous Essex Steam Train is operated by the Valley Railroad Company in Connecticut. This train offer one hour fifteen minutes tour towards river of Connecticut.

Providence, RI

It is the capitol city of New York. The main part of it is Brown University. The culture here is very diverse, and there are any historical buildings and museums within this city. The place is center of attraction for tourists.

Roger Williams Park Zoo, RI

It is one of the oldest zoos in the city. It is a recreational park and is proven to be very entertaining for children. The park has a lot of different animals and different activities.

  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.



What's Included

  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.

What's Excluded

  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)
Essex Steam Train and RiverBoat Ride, CT $40.00 $40.00 $40.00
Martha's Vineyard Bus Tour, MA $33.00 $33.00 $33.00
Marthas Vineyard Cruise, MA $22.00 $12.00 $22.00
Newport Sailing Cruise, RI $37.00 $33.00 $37.00
Pilgrim Monument, MA $12.00 $7.00 $12.00
Plimoth Grist Mill, MA $7.00 $5.00 $7.00
Plimoth Plantation, MA $28.00 $16.00 $28.00
Whale Watching Cruise, MA $52.00 $31.00 $52.00
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.

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • 39-10 Main St, (HSBC Bank - Queens) Flushing, NY 11354 at 06:30 AM
  • 6002 8th Ave, (Pick up - In front of Eye Solutions) Brooklyn, NY 11220 at 06:50 AM (Drop off at China Town)
  • 166 Canal Street, Manhattan, New York, NY, NY 10013 at 7:45 AM

Return Location

  • 166 Canal Street, Manhattan, New York, NY, 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.


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.


​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 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.


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.



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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Qi Lai
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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.

Lee Cheng
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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

Zahir Rao
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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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