4-Day New York to Boston, White Mountains Forest, Franconia Notch State Park and New Hampshire Fall Foliage Tour

Tour Code: GOL-NYC-428
Duration: 4 Day(s) / 3 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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4-Day New York to Boston, White Mountains Forest, Franconia Notch State Park and New Hampshire Fall Foliage Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Fri (2019-05-17 To 2019-10-18) | Fri (2020-05-17 To 2020-10-18)

Highlights :

Join the guided bus tour starting from New York City to explore the beauty of New England Aquarium, Ellacoya State Park, Winnipesaukee Lake, Franconia Notch State Park, Cannon Mountain, Flume Gorge, White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire State House, Massachusetts State House, Harvard University, Trinity Church and Quincy Market. We will enjoy the Boston Duck Tour, take a cruise on the Winnipesaukee Lake and Boston harbor.

Itinerary

In the morning, we will pick-up visitors from New York City and begin our journey. We will travel towards Boston, here we will stop by the New England Aquarium and sightsee large variety of aquatic life in its Giant Ocean Tank. Then we will take a well-known Boston Duck tour to explore the beauty of the city from the land and water. Head to the hotel for night stay.​

Hotel: Comfort Inn Randolph or Similar.


Attractions

Boston Duck Tour, MA

It is a very fun experience and people who have seen Boston million times, once they visit it in their Duck, they feel like everything’s new and fun. They give a great overview of Cambridge skylines.

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.

New England Aquarium, MA

The New England Aquarium that is located in Boston, it was opened and made operational in 1969. It covers a total area of 75,000 square feet, the museum houses almost 600 species.

In the morning of the second day, we will leave the hotel. We will drive north towards New Hampshire. We will explore the Winnipesaukee Lake in Ellacoya State Park. Here we will also take a cruise on the lake and enjoy the beautiful views of its stunning shores and Islands. Next, we will visit Franconia Notch State Park. We will sightsee the beauty of Cannon Mountain and take a ride of Aerial Tramway to be on the top of the mountain (Optional). Then we will witness the Flume Gorge. Night stay in the hotel.

Hotel: Colonnade Inn, Lynburke Motel or Similar.


Attractions

Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, NH

Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway located at the beautiful White mountains of New Hemisphere is known for its skiing services. It is a home to the most vertical ski area in New Hampshire.

Ellacoya State Park, NH

Ellacoya State Park is located in the New Hampshire's largest lake, Lake Winnipesaukee, on the southwest shore in Gilford. This is a great place for families to spend on the long 600 ft sandy beach and to enjoy picnicking and swimming.

Flume Gorge, NH

A natural gorge extending 800 feet at the Mount Liberty’s Base is known as Flume. The beautiful waterfalls and wide hiking trails are worth visiting this place.

Franconia Notch State Park, NH

It is a well-known tourist spot and is actually a park which located near the beautiful White Mountains. The Park is situated in the region of New Hampshire and offers various recreational opportunities.

Franconia Notch, NH

A major Mountain Pass near the New Hemisphere’s White Mountains is called Franconia Notch. It has the elevation of 1,950 feet and considered as one of the tallest mountains in US.

Lake Winnipesaukee, NH

Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in the state of New Hampshire. The length of the river is approximately 20.8 miles and its maximum width is 9 miles.

New Hampshire, NH

New Hampshire is a state in a state in the New England Region. New Hampshire became the first British Colony to establish a government and this happened in 1776.

Winnipesaukee Lake Cruise, NH

The buffet organised on the cruises are amazing. You can also enjoy great live music performances at the lower bell. It’s a great way to experience the lake and also offers views of some beautiful homes.

On the third day, we will visit the White Mountain National Forest. Here we will take a ride of the Mount Washington Cog Railway and sightsee the remarkable view of the mountains and valleys. We will head back to Boston; on the way, we will sightsee a local farm for apple picking (one hour tour). Then we will witness the New Hampshire State House in Concord. Night stay in Boston.

Hotel: Comfort Inn Randolph or Similar.


Attractions

Concord, NH

It is the capital of North Hampshire, a state in the US. Its population is 42,695 as marked in 2010 by professional scales and measures. Concord NH has a mild weather, and the culture of the place is integrated.

Mount Washington Cog Railway, NH

Refers to the cog railway train service through which a visitor can climb at the top of Mount Washington. It is considered the first mountain climbing cog train. The track gauge of the train is ‎4 ft 8 in (1,422 mm).

Mount Washington, NH

Refers to the highest peak located in the north eastern side of United States of America. The peak has a height of 6288 feet and a prominence of 1874m, the elevation is 1917m.

New Hampshire Capital House, NH

The New Hampshire Capitol House is as the name suggests the capitol building of the New Hampshire. The building was designed in 1814 and was then built in 1816-1619.

White Mountain National Forest, NH

A forest that is federally managed in the northeast American region within White Mountains is called White Mountain National Forest. The nearest city of this region is Berlin.

White Mountains, NH

The White Mountains are a perfect specimen of beauty and charm. These mountains are located in New Hampshire State; however they also cover some part of Western Maine. The area covered by these mountains is 8,910 km².

On the last day of the tour, we will explore the known landmarks of the Boston. During the city tour, we will visit the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Then we will explore the Massachusetts State House. Our next stop will be Harvard University. Our exclusive student-led campus tour will tell us the most interesting stories of both history and the architecture. We will enjoy beautiful view of the city from the Skywalk Observation Deck. After that, we may choose either to take a self-guided tour or a visit to Boston Harbor to take a cruise ride. We will also explore Quincy Market, Trinity Church and enjoy Boston Lobster Meal. We will conclude our tour in the evening and head back to New York.


Attractions

(MIT) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a research based university, which is well-known for its intense and highly selective academics. There are 24 Nobel Prize winners and 22 Rhodes Scholars among the alumni of this institution.

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 Harbor National Park, MA

The Boston National Park is a lot more than a beautiful recreational area. It is home to a Civil war-era fort that takes you back in time in history. It is also a beautiful spot with plenty of hiking trails to explore beautiful surroundings.

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.

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.

Massachusetts State House, MA

Built in the year 1798, Massachusetts State House has been the place of Massachusetts government ever since.

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.

Skywalk Observatory, MA

It is the tallest Observation Deck in Boston City, highlighting the breathtaking bird-eye views of the city with a magnificent view of Boston Architecture, as well as the vibrant culture of the region. It also houses a photographic archive depicting the historical culture of this vibrant old city. It is also said to be the must-visit location in the US State of Massachusetts.

Trinity Church, MA

Trinity Church is situated in Boston's higher class area i.e. Back Bay neighborhood. It is a district of Episcopal Diocese; this church’s stylish and lavish building has become a famous landmark in downtown.


  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

  Rates could alter without prior notice.

  Optional fees will be paid in cash to the guide. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  Guide will arrange meals and drinks when requested as they are not included in the package.

  Daily Service charges for driver and the guide is $10 minimum per person. 

  Such expenses as telephone services, alcoholic drinks, beverages and laundry services which are private room services.

  Services related to travel insurance.

  Other personal expenses.

Important: We never encourage customers to purchase admission packages from outside sources and try using them in this tour with discount. If they do, they must arrange transport on the same day. If you skip some attraction, you cannot do it on your own. You can sit near the bus or visit some nearby place, but you will not be allowed to sit in the bus.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
Boston Duck Tour, MA $41.99 $27.99 $33.99
Boston Harbor Cruise, MA $27.00 $23.00 $25.00
Boston Lobster Dinner, MA $35.00 $35.00 $35.00
Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, NH $18.00 $16.00 $18.00
Flume Gorge, NH $16.00 $13.00 $16.00
Harvard University In-depth Tour $12.00 $7.00 $12.00
Mount Washington Cog Railway, NH $72.00 $41.00 $68.00
New England Aquarium, MA $32.50 $23.50 $30.50
Skywalk Observatory, MA $20.00 $14.00 $16.00
Winnipesaukee Lake Cruise, NH $33.00 $17.00 $33.00

  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

  • 47 Chrystie St, Chinatown, Manhattan, New York, NY 10002 at 08:30 AM

Return Location

  • 47 Chrystie St, Chinatown, Manhattan, New York, NY 10002 at 10:00 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

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

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

⇒  8-14 days prior to departure - 55% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation

⇒  4-7 days prior to departure - 80% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation

⇒  3 days prior to departure – 100% tour fees will be charged as cancellation


There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no show.

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: 

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

⇒  14 or more days prior to departure - 35% of the tour fees will be charged as reschedule fees

⇒  8-14 days prior to departure - 55% of the tour fees will be charged as reschedule fees

⇒  4-7 days prior to departure - 80% of the tour fees will be charged as reschedule fees

⇒  3 days prior to departure – 100% tour fees will be charged as reschedule fees

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

Holwell
  • 77
  • 3

Great experience. I booked this tour last month. I and my son joined from New York. A become happy to saw a comfortable and well maintain bus. The guide was a fresh young man with a big smile. All visited places were best and you can’t compare one from another. Love every movement of this fantastic journey. Special thanks to the best team and tour bus service.

Manish
  • 70
  • 5

Woo! What a pleasant experience of Boston Duck Tour to see the city from the land and water. History is just there for the visitors as it was for me and was better explained by my tour guide. Being a student of research I was excited to visit The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. I am a food lover, so I enjoyed the Boston Lobster Meal. The whole team was supportive and accommodating.

Ansh
  • 46
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This was my first experience with this bus tour service. The tour was a bit long, but it was interesting; we covered many amazing places. The timing of bus service was on time and I found this quite well organized. The fun of tour guide during White Mountain National Forest visit was so good. Boston Lobster Meal was a new experience for me. Too many places covering in less time was a bit hectic but I enjoyed the trip. Overall the trip was astonishing and we had a superb time. Thanks.

Cheung
  • 43
  • 19

Best tour. The tour was well organized and we covered all places mention in the plan. The guide and driver were trained and professional. They were listing the problem of travelers very patiently (as the group was large and one couple was continuity asking irrelevant and irritating questions). The places were beautiful and worth to visit. I like the canyon mountain area very much, I really enjoy the beauty of nature. I recommend to take tickets and enjoy the tram ride and enjoy the scenic area from the top of the mountain. Highly recommended.

Atharv
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  • 18

I was very excited about this tour. The places were new to me. State parks were full of natural beauty and the views were stunning. Disappointment starts when from the third day when Mr. M. joined as a guide. he was such a rude and impolite. He spoiled the tour. Tour company must train their guides first.

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