4-Day New York/New Jersey to Washington DC, Niagara Falls, 1000 Islands and Corning/Watkins Glen Tour

Tour Code: GOL-NYC-222
Duration: 4 Day(s) / 3 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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4-Day New York/New Jersey to Washington DC, Niagara Falls, 1000 Islands and Corning/Watkins Glen Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Mon, Wed & Fri

Highlights :

We prioritize your safety by traveling with thoroughly disinfected sightseeing coaches and our professional well-trained tour escort.

Visit the nation’s capital at Washington, D.C., and check out its most iconic sites including the White House, Lincoln Memorial and so much more.

Visit the Corning Glass Center and watch the exquisite glass craftsmanship.

Explore the power of nature and take an in-depth tour to Niagara Falls!

Itinerary

Today, we will drive to Philadelphia, the City of Friendship, visit the Independence Historical Park and witness the history of American independence. Then go to Washington, the political center of the United States, the capital, where the White House, U.S. Capitol are located. It also has many museums and is a famous tourist destination.

Itinerary:

New York → Philadelphia → Independence National Historical Park (30 mins) → Washington D.C. → U.S. Capitol In-depth Tour + The National Archives (Optional, inside visit, 120 mins) + Supreme Court of the United States + Library of Congress (Outside visit)  → White House (Outside visit, 30 mins) → Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial (45 mins) → Hotel

Special Notes:

If unable to enter U.S. Capitol, the attraction will be replaced with the Washington D.C. In-depth Tour (optional).

Washington D.C. In-depth Tour itinerary: Air Force Memorial (20 mins)→ Thomas Jefferson Memorial(20 mins) → World War II Memorial (20 mins) → Capitol Reflecting Pool (20 mins)

 

Hotel: Springhill Suites Gaithersburg Or Comfort Inn Shady Grove - Gaithersburg - Rockville Or similar.


Attractions

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.

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.

National Mall, DC

National Mall is a national park which is located in the downtown of Washington DC. The National Mall receives almost 23 million visitors each year which shows that the National Mall is a great attraction.

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.

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 In-depth Tour, DC

Washington DC In-depth tour implies covering the most significant places such as the Jefferson Memorial, US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Library of Congress, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Memorial, World War Memorial, White House, the Reflecting Pool, DC exclusive cruise along the Potomac River. Take photos in lots of different backdrops.

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 be heading to the Corning Glass Museum! The museum is located in western New York and is dedicated to history, art, and the science behind glassmaking. Following, we will be visiting Niagara Falls and overlooking the American Fall, the Horseshoe Fall, and the Bridal Veil Fall! Here, you will be simply amazed by the beauty of the falls and what makes Niagara Falls worth the visit. 

 

Itinerary:

Corning Museum of Glass (Optional, 90 mins) → Watkins Glen State Park (Optional, 60 mins, it will not be visited based on attraction closure) → Hotel  Niagara Falls Night Tour (Optional, 90mins)

 

Kindly Reminder:

1. Watkins Glen State Park only opens in summer, usually from April to October each year. Since it requires parking fees and permits to enter Watkins Glen State Park and the Finger Lakes for travel buses , an additional fee of $22 per person will be charged.
2. In order to ensure a better experience for guests, it is guaranteed that guests can watch the fireworks show at the waterfall on that day (except that there is no fireworks show on that day).

Hotel: M Hotel Buffalo Or Niagara Riverside Resort Or Similar.


Attractions

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.

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.

Today we will be exploring the true beauty and nature of Niagara Falls! We will start by visiting the Niagara Whirlpool State Park and the Old Fort Niagara. Later, we will take a ride on the famous Maid of the Mist and the Whirlpool jet boat tours. Then we will go to Clinton Square, where the rich collection of Erie Canal Museum and music and food are combined.

Itinerary:

Summer Itinerary: (Applied when Maid of the Mist opens)
Niagara Falls Classic Tour (Optional, 2.5 hours, including Whirlpool Park + Cave of the Winds + Maid of the Mist) → New York

Winter Itinerary: (Applied when Maid of the Mist closes)
Niagara Falls Classic Tour (Optional, 2.5 hours, including Whirlpool Park + Cave of the Winds + Old Fort Niagara State Park) → New York

Special Notes: 

1. In case of the closure of Old Fort State Park, the attraction will be canceled.
2. Maid of the Mist Niagara Falls Boat usually closes in winter, and it will not be visited during the closure."

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Syracuse North - Airport Area Or Similar.


Attractions

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.

In the morning, head to the Thousand Islands in the northeast corner of Lake Ontario, and take a cruise to enjoy the infinite scenery of Lake Ontario. Then we will return to New York.

Itienrary:

Hotel → Thousand Island → Thousand Island Cruise (optional, 60 mins) → New York


Attractions

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)  

 Depending on group size it can be either a driver and Guide or a driver guide.
  
 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.  
  
  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 all Optional Activities and entrance paid in cash to the tour guide. He will arrange tickets for the whole group. Some attractions might be closed on public holidays. Seasonal attractions will be closed after a certain time and itinerary will be changed based on it. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

     A minimum of $12 service fee per passenger per day is not included in the price of the tour package. You can pay it in cash to Tour guide and bus driver. This service fees collected from passengers complement the incomes of 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 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(2-11 yrs) Senior(65+ yrs)
Buffet/Group meal in East Coast. $25.00 $20.00 $25.00
Corning Museum of Glass, NY $22.00 $0.00 $19.00
Niagara Falls Classic Tour (Including: Whirlpool Park + Cave of the Winds + Maid of the Mist / Old Fort Niagara State Park), NY $75.00 $65.00 $75.00
Niagara Falls Night Tour, NY $45.00 $35.00 $45.00
Thousand Island Cruise, NY $31.00 $21.00 $31.00
US Capitol + The National Archives In-Depth Tour, DC $49.50 $39.50 $49.50
Washington DC In-depth Tour, DC $42.00 $32.00 $42.00
Watkins Glen and Finger Lakes, NY $22.00 $17.00 $22.00
Watkins Glen State Park, NY $15.00 $10.00 $15.00

  All the prices are listed in USD.

  Any Amount paid in cash to the Tour Guide is not refundable.

  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.

  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

  • 5 Times Square (Manhattan: Times Square) New York, NY 10036 at 07:00 AM
  • 6102 8th Ave, (HSBC Bank) Brooklyn, NY 11220 at 07:00 AM (Drop off at Chinatown, Pick-up only, no drop-off)
  • 133-30 39th Avenue, (Asian Jewels Seafood Restaurant) Flushing, NY 11354 at 07:00 AM
  • 463 7th Ave, Herald Square (Andrews Coffee Shop), New York, NY 10018 at 7:10 AM
  • 853 Broadway, Union Square (Capital One Bank) New York, NY 10003 at 7:20 AM
  • 75 Chrystie St, Chinatown, Manhattan, New York, NY 10002 at 08:00 PM
  • 125 Eighteenth St, Jersey City, NJ 07310 (ACME Markets) at 08:20 AM
  • Mile Post, 92.9 South, (Thomas Edison Service Area) Tpke, Woodbridge, NJ 07095 at 09:00 AM (Pick-up ONLY)

Return Location

  • Usually the same as departure location but different time. Some locations are only for pickup.

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

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 to 15 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒  Within 8 days prior to departure, 100% tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

Any Amount paid in cash to the Tour Guide is not refundable.


There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no-show on the departure date and unable to join the tour 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.

Reschedule

​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.

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 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.

11. Hotels and the city/country  of stay may change based on availablity.

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. Tour Guide will be Chinese and English or it can only be chinese based on the group size.

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

Vidya Kush
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it was a lovely day when we finally arrived in the Niagara Falls. We have been waiting for such a long time to finally go out on this tour to the Niagara Falls. I was hoping something much more at the Niagara Falls; rather we just boarded a small cruise and just spent the remaining time exploring the Falls Park by ourselves which sometimes get a lot lazier, but it was still fun since the Niagara Falls is such a wonderful place to visit. I wouldn’t say that the Washington Tour was better than the Niagara Falls tour because spending the entire day wandering around the city just made us quite exhausted. Thank God we slept in decent hotels!

You
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It was a much awaited trip and we had a memorable time. We took amazing pictures of scenic beauty and had the most romantic time on this tour. It was a good trip overall. Everything was well planned, organized and well executed as well. This Golden B...us Tours package is ultimate fun and affordable.

Hayd
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We took this 4-day vocational trip with Golden Bus Tour because it was affordable. I was amazed with their amazing service and quality guidance we received on this tour. The booking with Golden Bus Tours made everything seamless. It was one hell of an amazing trip. Thank you Golden Bus Tours. Definitely Recommended!

Fuhua
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My Husband and I decided to treat ourselves, so we started looking for bus tours at affordable prices, we came across GoldenBusTours. All thanks to them that we had so much fun. We had an amazing time during our tour. The guide was very informative and helpful as well. GoldenBusTours provided way more than I was expecting.

Indrajit
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I took the deal from goldenbustour.com of the 4-day bus tour because it was quite reasonable and it was offering was more than we expected. Booking with Golden Bus Tours also was great. My family and I enjoyed the hotels as well. The entire tour was very well organized and we had a lot of fun. Hats off to GoldenBus Tours for arranging such a tour! Would go with this company again!

Samiksha Shetty
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A well organized tour with a good tour guide. Night stay options were managed very well.(Order # 835)

Meda
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I was on a month visit to my Grandmother’s house in New York from Argentina and I wanted to explore the major tourist’s sites in US. Someone recommended me Golden Bus Tours and I found this 4-day guided trip very exciting. I never thought that I would be able to have that much fun traveling with people having a relatively diverse US culture but instead it turned out to be best trip of my life. Golden Bus Tours really impressed me a lot. I must say thanks to our tour guide who gave me special attention as I came from overseas. It was an awesome experience. Great Work GBT!

Mik
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I would like to thank Golden Bus Tours for an awesome trip we had last week to Philadelphia, Corning Glass and Niagara Falls. We could not have asked for a better trip. Busses were comfortable and hotels were great too. I have already booked few more trips with Golden Bus Tours as my first experience was phenomenal.

Clarke
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My brother suddenly bought two tickets and rushed me for this tour. Actually he had plans to go with this friend and it did not work, so I accompanied him. A grand tour package, I liked this tour of 4 days. It was a splendid tour and I liked it the most.

Isab
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A four day trip that took us to different exciting places! I went with my family and we all loved it. The hotels were good and comfortable. This tour was a great way to explore some of the most attractive sites in Philadelphia, New York and Washington D.C The experience was made much better because of the absolutely excellent tour guides. . I have already recommended this tour to my friends and family members.

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