3-Day New York to Plymouth Plantation, Marthas Vineyard and Whale Watching Tour
Tour Code: GOL-NYC-209
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
Fri (2020-05-22 To 2020-09-30) | Mon,Fri (2020-05-22 To 2020-08-31) | 2020-05-23 | 2020-09-05
Join us in this three day refreshing trip to the Martha’s Vineyard, Aquinnah cliff, Edgartown, Stellwagen Bank for whale watching, Provincetown, Whydah Pirate Museum, the Pilgrim Tower, the English Village and the USS Nautilus. The tour price includes hotel stay for two nights and round trip bus transportation.
On day 1, we start from New York, driving northeast crossing Connecticut and Rhode Island we enter Massachusetts. Another 45-minute ferry will take us to the Martha’s Vineyard. The islands have beautiful beaches, outdoor activities, shops, and restaurants. Following, we will be visiting the Aquinnah Cliffs which is probably the most spectacular view on the island. You can also see the Elizabeth Islands, Cape Cod, and the Norman Island from the Vista. It is like a museum-piece community.
Hotel: Regency Inn 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.
Cape Cod, situated in Massachusetts, is popular for tourism. Its history, beautiful beaches and maritime character makes it a must visit in Summers.
A chain of small islands in Massachusetts. Among them Nonamesset Island is the closest to the land, some of the islands are even privately owned and some are even uninhabited according to 2000 census.
Most tourists to Martha’s Vineyard have the good experience of visiting the beautiful island by hoping up on the ferry. These ferries are significant in providing fun as well as information in easiest and absorbing ways.
The beaches of Aquinnah on the Western Edge Island with colorful cliffs is known as Martha’s Vineyard. It is located in Massachusetts.
On day 2, we will go for doing some whale excursion at Stellwagen Bank which is a marine sanctuary. They have Dolphins, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Fin Whales and Harbour Porpoises. This is an excellent opportunity to see and witness these rare animals and how they behave. Next, will head for Provincetown situated at the tip of Cape Cod, it is an art colony and has several writers and painters. The Cape Cod is also famous for its miles of sandy beaches. Enjoy some authentic seafood at local bars and restaurants. After that, we will visit the Whydah Pirate Museum which was commanded by pirate Sam Bellamy and wrecked in 1717. Here you can see silver pirate coins, cannon, cannon balls, Akan gold jewelry, rare navigation instruments, sword hilts, pirate pistols and many other things. Later we will be visiting the Pilgrim Tower which was built to honor the Pilgrims and their first landing in the New World, Provincetown. The museum educates the public about the role of Provincetown in American and Pilgrim history.
Hotel: REGENCY INN & SUITES NORTH DARTMOUTH or equivalent
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.
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.
The Whydah Museum has been built in the memory of a Pirate Commodore Samuel. Many of the ship wrecks used in Golden Age of Piracy are displayed in this museum. The shipbells, cannonballs, silver coins and pirate wreck are present to be displayed in the museum.
On day 3, we will be visiting the English Village, see the traditional houses surrounded by fur, firelight, woven bulrush mats. Take this brilliant opportunity to learn about the perspective of Wampanoag families who lived here for hundreds of years. From here we will head to USS Nautilus which was first ever Nuclear powered submarine of the world. After spending some time here, we will leave for the New York City.
A typical merchant ship of the early 17th history of European Colonization is known as MayFlower. This historical ship is located in Massachusetts.
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.
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.
Rates could alter without prior notice.
Optional fees will be paid in cash to the guide. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.
Guide will arrange meals and drinks when requested as they are not included in the package.
Daily Service charges for driver and the guide is $10 minimum per person.
Such expenses as telephone services, alcoholic drinks, beverages and laundry services which are private room services.
Services related to travel insurance.
Other personal expenses.
Important: We never encourage customers to purchase admission packages from outside sources and try using them in this tour with discount. If they do, they must arrange transport on the same day. If you skip some attraction, you cannot do it on your own. You can sit near the bus or visit some nearby place, but you will not be allowed to sit in the bus.
|Attractions||Adult||Child(3-11 yrs)||Senior (65+ yrs)|
|Atlantic Ocean Whale Watch, AO||$53.00||$33.00||$51.00|
|Martha’s Vineyard Island Ferry, MA||$22.00||$12.00||$22.00|
|Marthas Vineyard Narrated Tour, MA||$33.00||$22.00||$33.00|
|Pilgrim Monument, MA||$14.00||$6.00||$11.00|
|USS Nautilus Museum, CT||$10.00||$8.00||$10.00|
|Whydah Pirate Shipwreck 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.
- Available from 05/18/2020 to 09/08/2020 - 275 NJ-118, (near Lake Ave side) East Brunswick, NJ 08816 at 6:30 AM
- 6102 8th Ave, (HSBC Bank) Brooklyn, NY 11220 at 07:00 AM (Drop off at Chinatown, Pick-up only, no drop-off)
- 87 Bowery, Chinatown, Manhattan, New York, NY 10002 at 08:00 AM
- 133-30 39th Avenue, (Asian Jewels Seafood Restaurant) Flushing, NY 11354 at 08:30 AM
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
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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You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.
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.
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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.
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.
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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 enjoyed this tour very much. Our tour guide definitely handled this tour very well. He made sure that we followed the itinerary so that we won't cut our time short to enjoy the tour. He even bought us breakfast for the third day just to make sure we won't be hungry. Thanks to our guide and to our driver for taking care of us during this tour. Definitely worth it and highly recommended!
I always wanted to visit New England site especially Marthas Vineyard and I decided to take golden bus tours deal to visit that place. It turned out to be a thrilling trip. We also explored Edgartown, Pilgrim Tower Monument, Province Town, Plymouth Rock and Plymouth Plantation on this exciting 3-day tour. I recommend Golden Bus Tours to all those who want travelling at an affordable rate.
I actually booked to go on this tour alone. But in the bus, we became good friends. We enjoyed all the way, listening songs and cracking jokes. I am to believe that this was not a planned tour, but it was short of nothing on this 3 day tour.
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.
The best tour i had in many years. Great service and hospitality, tour guide is an amazing person, really helpful and friendly, yet very professional at the same time. both accommodation and transportation are really luxurious. We saw a lot of nice places for the first time like Martha’s Vineyard, Aquinnah cliff, Edgartown, whale watching, Provincetown, Whydah Pirate Museum, the Pilgrim Tower, the English Village and the USS Nautilus.
The tour itself was really great, i just had a couple of issues, first the bathroom on the bus was for emergencies only,so we had to wait for breaks, also i really wish if admissions were included in the tour price. But other than that, we really had a great time, we loved all places we saw and the tour was very well organized. Hotels were really good and the tour guide was real nice guy. We loved Martha’s Vineyard, Aquinnah cliff, Edgartown, whale watching, Provincetown, Whydah Pirate Museum, the Pilgrim Tower, the English Village and the USS Nautilus
What an amazing company, it was my first tour with Golden Bus Tours and i really intend to do it again. The organization of the tour was great, we moved on time and according to the schedule, and the tour guide was really an amazing guy, very helpful and nice and really professional. The hotels were very clean and comfortable.My favorite part was Atlantic Ocean Whale Watch,next best thing was Martha’s Vineyard, really was a fun experience
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 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.
The best thing in that tour was Atlantic Ocean Whale Watch show, it was really great and we really loved it. There was also some other great places like the beautiful Martha’s Vineyard,Edgartown, Provincetown, Whydah Pirate Museum, the Pilgrim Tower, the English Village and the USS Nautilus. Our hotels was clean and cozy and our tour guide was a real nice guy.
That tour was really almost everything i had hoped for, the only thing that i did not like is that admissions were not included. we visited some amazing places like Martha’s Vineyard, Aquinnah cliff, Edgartown. We also really loved Atlantic Ocean Whale Watch as it was amazing and the kids really loved it. I also want to thank the tour guide as he was really great and helpful guy. Overall it was an amazing 3 days.