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4-Day New York/New Jersey to Niagara Falls, Watkins Glen State Park, Corning, Washington DC and Thousand Islands Tour

Tour Code: GOL-NYC-224
Duration: 4 Day(s) / 3 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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4-Day New York/New Jersey to Niagara Falls, Watkins Glen State Park, Corning, Washington DC and Thousand Islands Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Mon,Thu (2020-03-01 To 2020-10-31) | Thu (2020-11-01 To 2020-12-31) | 2020-05-22 | 2020-09-04

Highlights :

A perfect guided tour starting from New York and offering a chance to explore Washington DC, White House, Capitol Hill, Korean War Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, Corning Glass Museum, Watkins Glen Park, Potomac River, Niagara Falls, Whirlpool State Park, Cave of the Winds, Old Fort Niagara, Wax Museum, Thousand Islands and much more inclusive of 3 nights hotel stay and roundtrip bus transportation.

  • 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.

Itinerary

Winter (3/1-4/19) & (11/1-12/31) 
In the morning, we will depart from New York to the first stop which is the Secret Caverns. A 103-step staircase with various layers of limestone deposited faithfully by the prehistoric ocean is the only way in or out. Many of the caverns in this area were formed largely during the last Ice Age about 38,000-14,000 years ago. Then we will head to Niagara Falls and enjoy a nighttime illumination of the impressive American and Horseshoe falls. Every night, at dusk, visitors can experience the falls lit in the colors of the rainbow.
 
Summer (4/19-10/31) 
Our tour bus will depart from New York to Washington D.C. and the first stop will be DC Sightseeing Cruise which rests on top of the Potomac River- the national river of the United States, with the exclusive view of The Pentagon, the Department of Defense. The Following next will be the Madame Tussauds President Gallery. Then you will go to the famous United States Capitol (Exterior) which is the meeting place of the US Congress and has been for more than 200 years. After that, our bus will take you to the White House (Exterior), the principal residence and workplace of the U.S. President. Then you will visit one of the most famous landmarks in the world, the Lincoln Memorial along with the Korean War Memorial and Vietnam Memorial. 

Hotel: CLARION INN, BEST WESTERN or similar


Attractions

DC Cruise, DC

DC Cruise starts from March 15th, and there will be cherry blossom cruises. The boat tours are remarkable, and you can view the monuments and blossoms, besides enjoy at the bar having blossom drink specials. The monuments mesmerize as you see from moonlight cruises.

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.

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.

Madame Tussauds - Presidents Gallery, NY

Madame Tussauds is a world famous wax museum, one museum is located in Washington DC and is famous for its Presidents Gallery. This gallery holds wax figures of all the US presidents to date.

Niagara Falls Illumination, NY

The City of Niagara Falls is famous for its name and the beauty it contains, it is also the place for the famous Niagara Falls water fall, hence the name. it is visited by many people each year.

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.

Secret Caverns, NY

Officially discovered by a local farmer after his cattle wandered into the entrance to cool down. Deep underneath the soil we will tread as we move on to our daily lives there can be found the mysterious halls carved by the patient and unerring hand of the period. However, the majority of such silent places have yet to be viewed or visited by human, there are some whose veils have been lifted and their secrets has been revealed. The Secret Caverns is just such a place.

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.

Winter (3/1-4/19) & (11/1-12/31) 
The tour begins in the morning and we will do Niagara In-Depth Tour by visit the Whirlpool Park first, a short and relaxing stroll along the Niagara Gorge with a view of the fastest moving water in the world. Afterwards, we will continue our way to Old Fort Niagara located at the mouth of the Niagara River flowing into Lake Ontario. It tells a vivid history of some of the earliest wars in our country. Then you will be able to experience the power of nature by enjoying a breathtaking Jet Boat Adventures ride through the spectacular Niagara River.  Following that we will watch the “Legends & Daredevils” IMAX Movie. The movie tells the story of early settlers and explorers who challenged the magnificent raging waters of the Niagara Falls. In this movie, you can relive a lifetime of Niagara’s sensational true stories that have been talked about for generations. Then we will be going to Corning Museum of Glass, the largest glass museum in the world. You will have the opportunity to see a live Hot Glass Show inside the museum and visit exhibitions from the different time period of glass making.
 
Summer (4/19-10/31) 
The day begins as we travel from the hotel to Amish Farm. This authentic Amish farm in Lancaster, PA. It is an educational experience for the whole family. This 25-acre farm is dedicated to teaching people about the Amish lifestyle in a fun and constructive way. Then we will be going to the Corning Museum of Glass, the largest glass museum in the world. You will have the opportunity to see a live Hot Glass Show inside the museum and visit exhibitions from different time period of glass making. Afterwards, we will head to Watkins Glen State Park. The amazing Gorge Trail winds 1.3 miles over 20 beautiful waterfalls; such as rainbow falls, chain falls, endless falls etc. There are also suspension stone bridge and spiral tunnel that crosses high above the gorge. It is registered as a National Scenic Trail in the US. Then we will head back to the hotel.

Hotel: Quality Inn or Similar.


Attractions

Amish Farm and House, PA

Amish Farm and House is tourist spot situated in Lancaster County, PA.US. It became a proper tourist attraction in 1955. It provides its visitors a keen look into original Amish lifestyle and culture.

Amish Village Tour, PA

The Amish village lets visitors learn of the ways of the Amish people. It provides visitors with an authentic look at the way of the Amish people as they walk through the village.

Corning Hot Glass Show, NY

It is a Glass show held in the corning museum of glass. The museum is all about the science, art and history of Glass. The Museum is located in New York City.

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.

High Falls Gorge, NY

High Falls Gorge is one of the most beautiful gorge that exists on the Earth. It is also referred to as “The Adirondacks’ Most Breathtaking 30 Minute Walk”, it is a 22 acre privately owned nature park.

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.

Lancaster, PA

Refers to a county in the south central portion of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, According to the census held back in 2010 the population in this county was 519,445.

Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour, NY

The Niagara Falls is probably the most famous waterfall in the world. People can get in-depth tours of the Niagara Falls at very reasonable rates. The duration of these tours may vary.

Niagara River, NA

Niagara River connects Lake Erie with Lake Ontario, flowing with the speed of 212,000 cubic feet per second. It provides scenic beauty to thousands of tourists every year. It is an important source of drainage for Lakes Superior, Huron, Michigan, and Erie, and almost 20% of the world’s available freshwater.

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.

Watkins Glen State Park, NY

The Village located outside the Watkins Glen is known as Watkins Glen State Park. It is located in the region of Finger Lakes. The park remains open for public throughout the year.

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.

Winter (3/1-4/19) & (11/1-12/31) 
We will start the day by visiting the outside of US Capitol which is the meeting place of the US Congress and has been for more than 200 years, then the White House (Exterior) which is the principal residence and workplace of the U.S. President. After that, we will take the DC Sightseeing Cruise which rests on top of the Potomac River- the national river of the United States, with the exclusive view of The Pentagon, the Department of Defense. Then we go to the Madame Tussauds President Gallery. Then you will go to the famous United States Capitol (Exterior) After that, you will have some free time to explore other museums such as National Museum of Natural History, National Air and Space Museum and so on.
 
Summer (4/19-10/31) 
The tour begins in the morning and we will do Niagara In-Depth Tour by visit the Whirlpool Park first, a short and relaxing stroll along the Niagara Gorge with a view of the fastest moving water in the world. Afterwards, we will continue our way to Old Fort Niagara located at the mouth of the Niagara River flowing into Lake Ontario. It tells a vivid history of some of the earliest wars in our country. Then you will be able to experience the power of nature by enjoying a breathtaking Jet Boat Adventures ride through the spectacular Niagara River.  Following that we will head to Goat Island for Cave of the Wind, where you can walk along the falls. And guests will have Leisure time get up close and personal with the day view of Horseshoe, Goat Island, American/Bridal Veil Falls. Then we will watch the “Legends & Daredevils” IMAX Movie. The movie tells the story of early settlers and explorers who challenged the magnificent raging waters of the Niagara Falls. In this movie, you can relive a lifetime of Niagara’s sensational true stories that have been talked about for generations. After the movie, we will take the Maid of the Mist, the world-famous boat ride that will take you right into the heart of the Niagara Falls to experience the thunderous power of one of the natural wonders of the world.

Hotel: Comfort Inn or Similar.


Attractions

American Falls, NY

The American Falls is part of the three waterfalls that make up the Niagara Falls. It lets visitors enjoy an exhilarating experience of its beautiful surroundings and fascinating history.

Bridal Veil Falls, Niagara Falls, NY

Falling from a height of 181 feet, the rushing waters of the beautiful Bridal falls, located between Goat Island and Luna Island, drench you with their beauty and spray.

Cave of the Winds, NY

Discovered in 1834, The Cave of Winds is a natural cave located at the Niagara Falls, behind the Bridal Veil Falls. It is a popular tourist attraction due to the tropical storm like conditions and the beautiful sight at the site.

DC Cruise, DC

DC Cruise starts from March 15th, and there will be cherry blossom cruises. The boat tours are remarkable, and you can view the monuments and blossoms, besides enjoy at the bar having blossom drink specials. The monuments mesmerize as you see from moonlight cruises.

Goat Island, NY

A small island in the Niagara River between Horseshoe Falls and Bridal Veil Falls is known as Goat Island. It is one of the most visited islands located in New York City.

Horseshoe Falls, NY

The place is sometimes also referred to as Canadian falls. Potentially the Horseshoe Falls are the part and parcel of the famous NiagaraFalls and is located on the Niagara River. It is known as the Canadian Falls due to its location in Canada.

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.

Madame Tussauds - Presidents Gallery, NY

Madame Tussauds is a world famous wax museum, one museum is located in Washington DC and is famous for its Presidents Gallery. This gallery holds wax figures of all the US presidents to date.

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.

National Air and Space Museum, DC

Refers to a famous museum located in Washington DC (USA), the museum is well known for its historic Air crafts. The area of the museum is around 161,145 square foot.

National Museum of Natural History, DC

The National Museum of Natural History is located in Washington DC and is administered by the Smithsonian Museum, it is open around the year and has recorded a total of 7.3 million visitors in 2014.

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.

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.

Niagara River, NA

Niagara River connects Lake Erie with Lake Ontario, flowing with the speed of 212,000 cubic feet per second. It provides scenic beauty to thousands of tourists every year. It is an important source of drainage for Lakes Superior, Huron, Michigan, and Erie, and almost 20% of the world’s available freshwater.

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.

Thundering Water Show, NY

Just like other impressive wonders of the nature, there is a sacred place for the Native American people. Thundering Water Cultural Show uses the art of dance as a storytelling medium in order to display the impact that the autumns have had on Native American culture.

US Capitol, DC

Built over 200 years ago, the popular United States Capitol is the meeting place of the US Congress. The building is well-known for its detailed dome and intricately designed, elaborate columns.

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.

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.

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.

Winter (3/1-4/19) & (11/1-12/31) 
The day begins as we travel from the hotel to Amish Farm. This authentic Amish farm in Lancaster, PA. It is an educational experience for the whole family. This 25-acre farm is dedicated to teaching people about the Amish lifestyle in a fun and constructive way. Then we will go to Philadelphia which is the birthplace of America. You will see one of Philadelphia's most famous landmarks: Independence Hall which is the location where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated, written, and ratified by the Founding Fathers of the USA. You can also see the The famous cracked Liberty Bell. It is a sign of American Independence and spirit. Located at Liberty Bell Center. The following attraction is One Liberty Observation Deck, and discover all the attractions in Philadelphia right from the Philadelphia skyline. Looking for things to do in Philly at night? See the city light up like never before right from the observation deck. Then we will take the Philadelphia double-decker. Experience the unique history and beauty of Philadelphia from the top of a modern double-decker bus. The open-top tours of the city offer the most spectacular views and provide entertaining live commentaries from fully-trained and friendly guides. 
 
Summer (4/19-10/31) 
Early in the morning, we will be heading over to Alexandria Bay to discover a natural wonder, Thousand Islands. On the Thousand Islands cruise we will be able to explore St. Lawrence River, the islands, and the beautiful scenic. 

Attractions

Alexandria Bay, NY

Exquisite beauty and fabulous waterfront beauty is what makes up the Alexandra Bay. It is a gorgeous place in the heart of the Thousand Islands just waiting to be explored.

Amish Farm and House, PA

Amish Farm and House is tourist spot situated in Lancaster County, PA.US. It became a proper tourist attraction in 1955. It provides its visitors a keen look into original Amish lifestyle and culture.

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.

Lancaster, PA

Refers to a county in the south central portion of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, According to the census held back in 2010 the population in this county was 519,445.

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.

One Liberty Observation Deck, PA

The One Liberty Observation Deck in Philadelphia is located in the heart of the city and is easily accessible and is in walking distance from other major attractions. You can come here during the day, during the night or be it any season, even when covered with a blanket of snow, as it is open 365 days a year.

Philadelphia Double Decker Bus Tour, PA

The double-decker bus has always been a point of interest for tourists and the fact that it’s a tour through the whole of Philadelphia is what makes this bus amazing. The bus includes a total of 29 stops which means one can get off anytime. Another astonishing point is that the bus includes live commentary during the whole of the trip. The double-decker bus is a vintage bus designed on the basis of the London style and roams around the whole of Philadelphia during the tour.

Philadelphia, PA

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

Thousand Island Cruise, NY

A tour to Thousand Island at any time of the day provides great fun and taste. The experience of waterfront lunch and dinner with a whole arrow of food types is just unforgettable.

Thousand Islands, NY

The Thousand Islands comprises a chain of up to 1,864 islands that overlaps the Canada- U.S. surrounded by the Saint Lawrence River as it comes forward from the east northern side of Lake Ontario.


  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

  It is possible for rates to change without notice.

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

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

  Minimum service charge for the driver and the guide will be $10 per person per day.

  Telephone services, laundry services, Alcoholic drinks and beverages are private room charges.

  Travel insurance.

  Additional personal expenditure.

Note: Customers should not buy admission tickets or passes on their own and use them on this discounted tours. In case they do, they will have to arrange their own transport.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
Amish Village Tour, PA $29.00 $19.00 $28.00
Cave of the Winds, NY $19.00 $16.00 $19.00
Corning Museum of Glass, NY $20.00 $0.00 $17.00
DC Cruise, DC $26.00 $18.00 $23.00
Jet Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY $69.00 $59.00 $69.00
Madame Tussauds - Presidents Gallery, NY $26.00 $17.00 $26.00
Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY $19.25 $11.20 $19.25
Niagara Discovery In-Depth Tour, NY $45.00 $35.00 $43.00
Niagara Falls Illumination, NY $30.00 $25.00 $30.00
One Liberty Observation Deck, PA $16.00 $11.00 $16.00
Philadelphia Double Decker Bus Tour, PA $36.00 $20.00 $36.00
Secret Caverns, NY $18.00 $10.00 $18.00
Thousand Island Cruise, NY $27.00 $15.00 $27.00
US Capitol, DC $28.00 $28.00 $28.00
Watkins Glen State Park, NY $15.00 $15.00 $15.00

  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)
  • 219 Canal St, New York, NY 10013 at 7:45 AM
  • 100 14th Street, Jersey City, NJ 07310 at 08:15 AM
  • 118 Greenwood Ave, (Pick-up at parking lot in back of Coco Asian Cuisine Restaurant) Edison, NJ 08817 at 09:00 AM
  • 792 US 46, (IHOP Restaurant) Parsippany, NJ 07054 at 9:00 AM

Return Location

  • 792 US - 46, Parsippany, NJ 07054 at 06:30 PM
  • 100 14th Street, Jersey City, NJ 07310 at 07:00 PM
  • 219 Canal St, New York, NY 10013 at 8:00 PM
  • 118 Greenwood Ave, Coco Asian Cuisine Restaurant Edison, NJ 08817 at 08:00 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.

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. Cancellation policy is applicable even if you do not show because of cancelled flight or any unavoidable circumstances. 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

⇒  15 days prior or more to departure - 20% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation

⇒  8-14 days prior to departure - 35% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation

⇒  4-7 days prior to departure - 60% 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. No matter what the reason of cancellation is this processing fee will be deducted on each refund.

Each Complaint needs to be in writing.


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.

Note: 

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.

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

All reschedule or change in tour requests should be sent seven days before the departure date. Reschedule requests made 7 days more before departure are 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.

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

Aradhya
  • 84
  • 8

We were visiting for the first time and we are in our 60 + ages. Never mind, better late than never, we got an opportunity to see this beautiful side of the world. Of course, now this is not the last time. It is beautiful and the arrangements done by the tour operator was fascinating. They had done a neat schedule that all went well and it never seemed like the tour four days got completed. The guide explained each and everything and the driver was an expert in driving that we felt secure in their hands. I recommend 5 stars.

Fung
  • 75
  • 12

Extremely well managed and cost effective tour. This works well if you want to cover lot of places in very short time. The hotels were excellent and management was good. Overall we are very satisfied with the tour. We are planning for another tour with GoldenBus.

Wells
  • 75
  • 14

Who says that heaven-like places aren’t present on the Earth? I would say that Niagara Falls is the best example of it. Washington DC is the most beautiful capital of the world for sure.

Moore
  • 73
  • 17

The bus was in excellent condition and the accommodation was more than expected. Visiting the real beautiful places was like seeing some picture. This 4 day bus tour looks good and visiting 1000 islands, Philadelphia, Niagara Falls and other places were more than perfect. I am happy and recommend this tour.

Huang
  • 70
  • 10

I am a bee-type love to sit at home or the office. Never go out and always am lazy to go on tours. My brother just got a ticket for us and had to accompany him out of compulsion. The visit from New York to Philadelphia and the Niagara Falls, was the best.

Read
  • 68
  • 18

I bet you all that if you’ve never seen Niagara Falls, you’ve watched nothing. The Thousand Islands, Philadelphia and Hershey’s Tour were also worthwhile. In short, we enjoyed a lot and would like to visit few places again.

Kiara
  • 67
  • 12

This was an excellent tour with scenic beauty. Transportations and hotel was good, tour schedule was a little bit tight but it's as per itinerary. Niagara Falls is a must see. However due to rain we missed Boat ride to Thousands Island. I must say it was a brilliantly managed tour. Special thanks to tour guide and the driver.

Benoit
  • 46
  • 14

Visit to Niagara Falls, this was not my first visit. But this 4 day tour had Niagara Falls visit, besides Philadelphia, 1000 islands and more was an excellent package. Visiting Niagara any number of times is possible and with each visit I had something new to spot and take pictures.

Shan
  • 46
  • 2

Wonderful bus service, they handle and managed the whole tour very professionally. I am so happy to take my family in this excellent bus service. The first day of the tour was not sticking for my kids but it was very informative for me and my wife. Glass museum was wonderful. We bought few objects from the shop. Niagara Falls was like a heaven on earth, I have never seen such a beautiful place. don’t miss the night time there. The guide was very talented and knowledgeable man. He introduced new things and showed the best view points as well. I must highly recommend this tour to all.

Zhen
  • 42
  • 14

I went on this tour with my sister and I really enjoyed that 4 day trip to these beautiful places. Best part of the tour was Hershey’s tour. Hotel and service was good. I had the best 4 days of my life.

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