4-Day New York/New Jersey to Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Corning, Harvard University and Niagara Falls Tour

Tour Code: GOL-NYC-351
Duration: 4 Day(s) / 3 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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4-Day New York/New Jersey to Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Corning, Harvard University and Niagara Falls Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Mon,Fri (2019-03-22 To 2019-12-31)

Highlights :

From New York join the guided bus tour as we visit Niagara Falls, Corning Glass Museum, Boston, Capitol Hill, White House, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Harvard University, Lincoln Memorial, the Smithsonian Institution, Quincy Market, Korea War Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art and much more on three days tour.

Itinerary

On the first day of the tour we will leave our hotel and head to Philadelphia. We will sightsee Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the Old Congress. Then we will leave Philadelphia for Washington DC. We will also visit the Capitol Hill, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korea War Memorial, White House, the Smithsonian Institution and the famous President Museum.

Hotel: Hilton Gaithersburg or Similar. 


Attractions

Capitol Hill, DC

The Capitol Hill is located in Washington DC and is the seat of US Congress. The building dates back to the year 1800 but over the years it has been expanded and renovated with the addition of its well-known massive dome.

Independence Hall, PA

Located in the Independence National Historical Park, the Independence Hall is the location where both the United States Constitution and Declaration of Independence were debated, written, and ratified by the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Independence National Historical Park, PA

A stunning park with amazing historical sites in Pennsylvania is Independence National Historical Park. The sites are related to history of United States Revolution.

Korean War Veterans Memorial, DC

This memorial of Korean War Veterans is built in honors of those marines who fought for their country. A nice place with good architecture located south of the Reflecting Pool at the National Mall where you can see many artifacts.

Liberty Bell, PA

Liberty Bell Center is located in Philadelphia, PA, is the symbol of the American Revolution which was crafted in the year 1752.

Lincoln Memorial, DC

Refers to the monument constructed in honor of Abraham Lincoln who was the 16th president of United States of America. The monument is situated at the west of national Mall in Washington.

Philadelphia, PA

A renowned American city with the tourist destinations like Independence Hall and Liberty Bell is Philadelphia. It is Pennsylvania’s largest city.

President Museum, DC

Presidents Museum is a popular attraction for tourists. The museum holds information and exhibits regarding the many presidents of the United States. It is a great place to be in.

Smithsonian Institution, DC

The Smithsonian Institution is located in Washington Dc, USA with museums including world’s largest museum also known as Smithsonian museum and research centers. It is also called “United States National Museum”.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial, DC

This is a Thomas Jefferson Memorial; he served as the third president of the United States. This remarkable neoclassical building has been standing since 1943. It has been estimated that more than 2 million people visit the memorial each year.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, DC

Everyday hundreds of tourists and natives visit Vietnam Veterans Memorial to honor the veterans who lost their lives in Vietnam War. Built not much long ago, it is a place where you can see memorials and artifacts.

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.

White House, DC

White House is an official residence/house of president of America and the place where every government’s strategies and plans devised. The architecture of this somehow classical mansion is a global icon.

Today we will visit the Corning Museum of glass which has around 40,000 glass object collection. Following this, we will head to Niagara Falls. After Falls, we will visit the Whirl Pool, and the Old Fort of Niagara. Then we will take the exciting Niagara Jet Boat Ride and enjoy the night view of the falls.

Hotel: Quality Hotel & Suites Niagara Falls or Similar. 


Attractions

Corning Museum of Glass, NY

A glass-made museum located in the NYC is known as Corning Museum of Glass. The science, history and art of the glass can be seen at this place.

Corning, NY

Corning is a city that is located in Steuben County in New York, it is situated on the Chemung River. The population of the city is around 11,000 and the city is named after Erastus Corning.

Jet Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY

Niagara Falls is a very famous spot for tourists, one thing to do there is to go on a Jet Boat Ride. This is a very exciting thing to do in Niagara Fall as it is a really different experience.

Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour, NY

Niagara Falls is already a very beautiful place, it is famous for tourists who visit it in large numbers each year. It such an interesting place that people can even get an In-Depth tour so that they can understand the place better.

Old Fort Niagara, NY

Situated close to Youngstown in New York, US, Old Fort Niagara is a reinforcement constructed to safeguard the interests of New France in America. The Niagara fall and the museum have made the place even more attractive.

Whirlpool State Park, NY

On the north of the city of Niagara Falls, there is a park located in Niagara County known as Whirlpool State Park. From the hiking to the picnic tables and pavilions, everything can be enjoyed at this park.

Today we will watch the Niagara IMAX Movie to know some unknown and interesting facts about Niagara Falls. We will also take the Maid of the Mist Boat Ride (summer only) to sightsee the Niagara Falls. We will leave for Boston. As soon as we arrive there we will have the Boston Lobster dinner.

Hotel: Holiday Inn or Similar. 


Attractions

Boston Lobster Dinner, MA

Give your taste buds the delight of eating the best Lobster ever. Boston is known for serving more than hundred varieties of Lobsters, so don’t miss out on this treat.

Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY

Maid of the Mist Boat is a famous water ride that runs in Niagara Falls. The boat tour provide beautiful scenic views to the visitors.

Niagara Adventure Movie, NY

Niagara Adventure Movie Theater is built in the Niagara Falls State Park which is located in the City of Niagara Falls. It was built in 1885 and is a really famous tourists attraction,

Niagara Falls, NY

For over 75 years, visitors from across the globe come to Niagara Falls, They have been able to witness the impressive nighttime illumination of the American and Horseshoe falls. Every season visitors get to experience the autumn in a new way. Complete night-view of Niagara Falls on some summer evenings might be limited or not available because of the late sunset time and the US Federal Government rules on the driving hours.

We will start our day with a guided in-depth tour of Harvard University. After this, we will head to the Harbor where we will take the Boston Harbor Cruise. We will also visit the Quincy Market. Finally, customers can either deicide to leave the tour in Boston or return to New York.


Attractions

Boston Harbor Cruise, MA

The Boston Harbor cruise is lets you sit back relax and enjoy a wonderful ride through the glistering Boston waters as you catch a glimpse of the city’s gorgeous surroundings.

Boston, MA

Boston is one of the oldest cities of US, and the capital and the largest city of the state of Massachusetts. It is well known for being the center of education and culture due to it numerous International universities and colleges.

Cambridge, MA

Cambridge is a city located in Middlesex County in the state if Massachusetts in the United States. The city is located in the north of Boston and was named “Cambridge” in honor of the University of Cambridge.

Harvard University In-depth Tour

Harvard University is located at the heart of old Cambridge town in Boston. It is known as the world’s most leading educational institute attracting millions of tourists from all over the globe. Harvard University In-depth Tour let the visitors learn about the student culture, academics, as well as the history of the campus.

Harvard University, MA

Built in 1639, in Cambridge, MA, Harvard University is the oldest university in the United States. It is one of the most famous and highly ranked institutions in the world.

Quincy Market, MA

Located in the Faneuil Hall marketplace of downtown Boston, Quincy Market is a historic building that still presents itself as a souvenir marketplace and food court.


  • 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

  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

  Cash payments of admission fee for Optional Activities would be made to the Tour Guide. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  Customers interested in front seats have to pay $40 per person.

  Though meals and drinks are not a part of the package the guide will arrange them upon request.

  Mandatory Tip for the driver and the guide will be $10 per person per day. Paid in Cash on Day 1.

  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)
Boston Harbor Cruise, MA $22.00 $17.00 $20.00
Boston Lobster Dinner, MA $32.00 $32.00 $32.00
Jet Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY $66.00 $56.00 $56.00
Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY $19.25 $11.20 $19.25
Niagara Adventure Movie, NY $12.00 $10.00 $12.00

  • 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

  • 262 Canal St, (Chinatown McDonalds) New York, NY 10013 at 6:15 AM
  • 160 Frontage Road, Newark, NJ 07114 (Ramada Plaza Hotel Newark) at 07:00 AM

Return Location

  • Kindly Book your flight to depart from Boston after 1:00 PM or New York (JFK,LGA) after 7:00 PM or (EWR) after 8:30 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.

Policies

Cancellation and Refund Policy

No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from out 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.


Cancellation Charges

 

We charge $50/person as a fee if you cancel it 15 or more days before the tour departure

We charge $100/person as a fee if you cancel it 9 to 14 days before the tour departure

We charge $200/person as a fee if you cancel it 8 days before the tour departure

You will also bear the charges for other arrangements like airline or hotel cancellation if there is any

If you do not show up on the tour day then there will be no refund.


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.

An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties.

Note: More 30 days after the completion of the tour, we cannot grant any refunds.

Buy 2 Get 3rd Free: 

⇒  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.

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

There will be no change in booking after final confirmation.

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 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.

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

Ian Bazarov
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We were fortunate to have Sammy as our tour guide. He is professional, friendly and provides tour narration in 3 languages(English,Mandarin,Cantonese)fluently. Well organized tour. Thanks Goldenbustours.

Manju
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The best thing i loved about that tour was Niagara Jet boat ride, it was really magical, This was our first time to take that Jet boat ride. nothing was more fun than that, the hotels were really clean and comfortable. We also saw a lot of other great places like Corning Glass Museum,Boston Harbor Cruise,Harvard University Campus Tour, International Spy Museum, and Metropolitan Museum of Art . It was a real nice vacation.

Ravi
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We really needed some time off, and i am really glad we chose that tour, it really worth it, we saw Niagara Falls, Corning Glass Museum, Boston, Capitol Hill, White House, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Harvard University, Lincoln Memorial, the Smithsonian Institution. Boston Harbor Cruise and Harvard University Campus Tour were both amazing. i would also like to thank our tour guide, as he was a very nice person and very helpful.

Mingmei
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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. We enjoyed Niagara Falls, Corning Glass Museum, Boston, Capitol Hill, White House, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Harvard University, Lincoln Memorial, the Smithsonian Institution, Quincy Market, Korea War Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Chung
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nothing is more fun than spending time with your family in such an amazing place like Niagara Falls, it was really an amazing experience, we also visited a lot of amazing places like Niagara Falls, Corning Glass Museum, Boston, Capitol Hill, White House, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Harvard University, Lincoln Memorial, the Smithsonian Institution, Quincy Market, Korea War Memorial. The tour was really organized and the accommodation was really comfortable.

北岸 三郎
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The best thing about our tour guide that She personally took care of our family not only explaining the attractions with patience but also took personal care to make sure we get the Indian food wherever we had a halt. There were other tourists from China but Vicky made us feel like we are part of the tour and paid equal attention to our family.

Nestor Kalinin
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The best thing about the entire tour we had was having the Tour guide giving us a fantastic tour and very comfortable hotel and lodging experience. I was travelling with my in laws and my infant and was initially worried about the overall tour experience. But, having a great tour guide makes a huge difference in the overall experience of any tour.

Bo Chia
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The tour guide organized the tour in a clear and easy way. Also he gave very funny interpretation for every attraction. As long as he\'s here, all you need to do is to enjoy yourselves. He is such an excellent tour guide that is worth recommendation. I was quite impressed and had fun during this trip.

Jett Luke
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Most importantly, Our tour guide is able to handle unreasonable and difficult tour passengers calmly and manage unexpected problems efficiently. Our tour driver is also patient and helpful. Both of them display great teamwork.

Emma
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This was our first time to deal with Golden Bus Tours, and i am really glad we did. They have an amazing service and great hospitality, the organization of the tour is great. The hotels we were at were really great and comfortable, and our tour guide was really a very nice guy. We really enjoyed all the places we visited, especially Niagara Falls, Corning Glass Museum, Harvard University and Quincy Market. It was really a great experience. Golden Bus tours is really a great travel agency.

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