5-Day New York/New Jersey to Philadelphia, Amish Village, New York & Washington DC In-depth Tour (Free Airport Pick Up)

Tour Code: GOL-NYC-363A
Duration: 5 Day(s) / 4 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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5-Day New York/New Jersey to Philadelphia, Amish Village, New York & Washington DC In-depth Tour (Free Airport Pick Up)
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Mon,Thu (2018-04-17 To 2023-12-31) | Mon,Thu (2019-11-01 To 2020-12-31)

Highlights :

Explore Sky View Center, Jersey Garden Outlets Mall Shopping, Wall Street, New York Stock Exchange, Hudson River, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, USS Intrepid, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Fifth Avenue, Central Park, World Trade Center, Global Welcome Center, 911 Memorial & Museum, Oculus, Headquarters of United Nations, Time Square, Madame Tussauds, Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum, Broadway Musicals, Princeton University, Independence National Historical Park, Liberty Bell, Congress Hall, Statue of Washington, Independence Hall, One Liberty Observation Deck, Amish Village, US Capitol, Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, Reflecting Pool, White House, World War II Memorial, Washington Monument, and Thomas Jefferson Memorial, International Spy Museum Tidal Basin and Potomac River on an exciting 5-day bus tour starting from New York and New Jersey with special discounts and hotel accommodations.

Note: Due to the ongoing cash crisis, the United Nations Headquarters buildings will be closed on weekends (Saturday-Sunday) until further notice.  

Itinerary

Passengers will reach the airport of New York and New Jersey. Domestic flight arrivals at the John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) will meet our travel guide at the luggage claiming area. International flight arrivals will meet our travel guide at the Passenger Waiting Area. Passengers who arrive at the LGA and JFK Airport before 5 pm will meet the guide at the luggage claiming area. Free left-luggage will be provided for the guests who arrive at the airports of New York to entirely enjoy exploring the Asian-American culture of the Flushing in Queens. Arrivals at the EWR airport will head to the hotels to catch up some rest. Arrivals before 12:00 PM at the EWR airport can join our optional journey to Jersey Garden Outlets Mall Shopping (tour fee: $10 per head). All the passengers who reach the airports before 4:00 PM can participate in our exclusive delicately night tour to browse the vibrant Sleepless Town for a tour fee of $25/adult and $15/child.

Hotel: Hilton Garden, Sheraton, Hilton, Doubletree, Radisson, Hotel Somerset, Lafayette Yard Hotel, Wyndham Garden, Crowne Plaza, Courtyard, Holiday Inn or Similar. 


Attractions

Jersey Gardens Mall, NJ

Jersey Gardens is essentially a mall in New Jersey, it is a mainly a two story indoor mall which has outlets for many stores and shops. It is an ideal spot for tourists who want to buy new things on their tour.

Manhattan Morning Tour, NY

Bounded by the Hudson and Harlem Rivers, the Manhattan is a densely populated New York neighborhood. It houses the famous Broadway shows, the Empire State Building, and Times Square – the crossroads of the world. Manhattan Morning Tour explores the top-notch charms of Manhattan is a less densely crowded period of the day. Visitors will discover the famous sites and the authentic core spirit of this bustling old town.

New York City Night Tour, NY

New York is a really beautiful city, it becomes even more lively and beautiful in during the night. It is always recommended to go for a night tour of New York City as it is really exciting.

Today, we will explore the core spirit of New York City. We will start from the financial district of the City - Wall Street where we will have a chance to take pictures with the iconic Charging Bull and New York Stock Exchange. Then we will board on a sightseeing boat cruise on the Hudson River; witness the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and city’s twinkling skylines. Our next stop will be the USS Intrepid where we will browse the appealing supersonic airliner and several varieties of aircraft. The tour won’t miss visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art residing couple of million art items. Next, guests will enter the world-renowned Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) to see the extensive array of modern arts or the guests can visit the Fifth Avenue for some outstanding shopping experience. Enjoy wandering around the Central Park and taste the Lady M handmade cake.

Note: The Museum of Modern Art will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Hotel: Crowne(or Ramada) Plaza/Hilton/Sheraton/Courtyard by Marriott or equivalent 


Attractions

Brooklyn Bridge, NY

Enjoy the impressive view of New York City walking on the Brooklyn Bridge which is an hybrid cable suspension bridge with striking architecture.

Central Park, NY

Central Park was established in New York in 1857, it is an urban park which is situated in Manhattan. It is the most visited urban park in the United States and is built on area of 778 acres.

Hudson River, US

A river that flows from north to south through East NYC is said to be as Hudson River. It has a total length of 507 kilometers. Lake Tear of the Clouds is connected to this lake.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Founded privately in 1870, the "Met," as it is colloquially known, is a US National Historic Landmark, and an icon of New York City.

New York City, NY

New York City is often known as just New York, it is the most populated city of the Unite States of America. The total population of the city is 8,491,079 which is really a lot.

New York Stock Exchange, NY

The New York Stock Exchange or NYSE is often referred to as the Big Board, it is the world's largest stock exchange as far as market capitalization is concerned as it lists companies at $19.69 trillion.

Saks Fifth Avenue, NY

Saks Fifth Avenue was founded in 1898 and is an American department store chain. It is owned by the Hudson's Bay Company and is a flagship store. The corporate headquarters are located in New York City.

Statue of Liberty Cruise, NY

A symbol of America, a gift from French it is a tourist attraction and a place where 151 feet high statue stands. Nothing is better than watching the statue whilst cruising on a luxury Statue of Liberty Cruise.

Statue of Liberty, NY

Statue of Liberty is a splendidly huge sculpture situated on Liberty Island, New York, US. The visitors love to see this famous symbol of freedom and the history attached to it.

The Museum of Modern Art, NY

1. A world famous modern art museum and considered one of the most influential and largest of its kind situated in midtown Manhattan. It also has a library with 300,000 books approx and more than 1000 periodical titles.

USS Intrepid, NY

It is famous museum located in the city of New York. The museum is basically a maritime and military history museum. The museum contains some historical ships and is hence a wonderful tourist spot for the visitors.

Wall Street, NY

The street-running blocks in the lower Manhattan of New York with 0.7 m long length is said to be as Wall Street. This leading financial center and powerful city is located in New York.

In the morning our guests will be taken straight to the One World Trade Center where we will be greeted by the Global Welcome Center with large video board features. Guests can hear stories of the people who built the One World Trade Center from the program titled as Voice. Enjoy the Foundation feature which let the visitors see the bedrock of this tallest building. Reach the top floor of the building and enjoy the bird-eye views of the city. Make a stop at the 911 Memorial & Museum which resides the tallest waterfall and guests will enjoy visiting it and see the names of the people who died in the 911 attack. Then we will arrive at the Oculus for its charming shops and dining options. Our next stop will be the Headquarters of United Nations where the professional tour guide will let the visitors see the inside of the building. Government-issued identification is required and the children below the age of 5 years are not allowed to enter the building. If the United Nations Headquarter is closed for the security reason, then we will just visit it from the outside and take pictures with the building. We will then visit Time Square, Madame Tussauds for the presidential wax sculptures, and the guests can also go to the Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum. Upon the request, guests can watch the world-class shows at the famous Broadway Musicals *consult the tour guide to book the seats for Broadway Musical as the seats are limited.

Note: Due to the ongoing cash crisis, the United Nations Headquarters buildings will be closed on weekends (Saturday-Sunday) until further notice.  

Hotel: Crowne(or Ramada) Plaza/Hilton/Sheraton/Courtyard by Marriott or equivalent 


Attractions

911 Memorial Museum, NY

The 911 Memorial Museum or the National September 11 Memorial and Museum to commemorate the 2977 lives and six lives claimed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the 1993 World Trade Centre bombing respectively. Located at the previous site of the World Trade Centre, it is run by a non-profit organization which works towards raising funds for operating the memorial and museum.

Broadway Theatre, NY

Broadway Theatre offers the most moving theatrical performances across 40 theatres in New York. It is highest level of commercial theater around the world.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, NY

One of the Big Apple's most popular spots for tourists, the New York City branch of this international chain of sculpture museums is a must see place.

One World Trade Center, NY

The sixth tallest building of the world is known as One World Trade Centre, standing in New York, US, amid the complex of rebuilt trade buildings. Also, the stunning view of the building impresses the tourists.

Ripleys Believe It or Not Museum, NY

Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum is a museum that is owned by Ripley Entertainment. The museum consists of some of the weirdest looking exhibits and is a popular tourists attractions.

Times Square, NY

Once called "The Crossroads of the World," this is nothing but an intersection in midtown Manhattan where Broadway and Seventh Avenue ends. Times Square is a popular destination of America and there is so much to do there.

United Nations Headquarters, NY

Legitimately an “international phase” and not part of the America, the U.N. Headquarters practically mirrors worldwide collaboration. Constructed in 1947 and completed in 1961, the sight has captivating landscape on 18-1cre space expanded on the East River.

In the morning, the tour will head to the world's most leading Princeton University. We will explore the institute by a student guided tour and browse the institute's culture and academics. The tour will then head to the Philadelphia which is best known for the historic landmarks. Make a stop at the Independence National Historical Park and enter the Independence Hall where the American Constitution and Declaration of Independence were contracted; the tour guide will arrange some free time to stroll around this magnificent historic park. We won't miss the city's top-notch attraction such as the Liberty Bell, Congress Hall, Statue of Washington, and others. If the traffic, time, and weather condition permit we will visit the One Liberty Observation Deck for the 360° views of the city. Reach Lancaster to visit the Amish Village. The Amish community there is still following the ancient style of living without the use of electricity, automobiles, and telephone. Enjoy browsing this enticing and diverse community. Next, guests will be taken to Maryland to have a dinner and stay overnight.

Hotel: Tremont Plaza, Sheraton, Hilton, Radisson, Wyndham, BW Premier Harrisburg, Four Points, Crowne Plaza, Shippen Place Hotel, Courtyard, Metro Points, Holiday Inn or Similar. 

New itinerary for 2020

Princeton University Campus Tour (Optional, 60 mins) → Philadelphia → Independence National Historical Park, The Philadelphia Congress Hall(inside visit), Independence Hall (Outside Visit) and Liberty Bell  (Outside Visit)  (60 mins) →One Liberty Observation Deck(Option, 50mins, time allows) → Philadelphia Double Decker (Optional, 60 mins) → Hotel →Washington D.C. night tour(Optional, 180 mins, World War II Memorial, Washington Monument, Air Force Memorial, outside visit The Pentagon)

Special Notes: On the following dates, the Philadelphia Congress Hall is not allowed to      visit inside:New Year'sDay(1/1/2020),Martin Luther King Day(1/20/2020),Presidents' Day(02/17/2020),Thanksgiving Day(11/26/2020),Christmas Day(12/25/2020)


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.

Congress Hall, PA

A building near the 6th streets and intersection of chestnut is Congress Hall. It is situated in Pennsylvania and opened in the year of 1789.

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.

Madame Tussauds - Presidents Gallery

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.

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.

Princeton University, NJ

The Ivy League Private Research University in Princeton is said to be as Princeton University. It is one of the oldest research institutions in New Jersey.

Washington DC Night Tour, DC

Washington DC is the capital city of the United States and is also a popular attraction. With the help of Washington DC Night Tours, tourists can enjoy and see everything that the city has to offer.

The journey will begin in a morning and the guests will be taken to the US Capitol which holds the United State Congress. The National Mall there from Lincoln Memorial to the US Capitol had some of the most influential marches, protests, ceremonies, and lots of other history events. Smithsonian Air & Space Museum is where our guests will browse the captivating equipment relating to the space flight and aviation. The museum holds the largest collection of spacecraft and aircraft. The tour will then travel to Reflecting Pool, Lincoln Memorial, and White House. We won't miss boarding on the exclusive sightseeing boat cruise on the Tidal Basin and Potomac River. If the Boat Cruise is closed for some reason, then we will take our guests to the International Spy Museum to browse the captivating spy equipment and loads of other enticing items. We will also witness the city's most striking landmarks such as the World War II Memorial, Washington Monument, and Thomas Jefferson Memorial. We will then return to New York City through DCA airport.

Note: Free airport dropoff at LGA/JFK. Book flights after 10:00 PM. Airport dropoff at DCA. Book flights after 2:00 PM.

New itinerary for 2020:

(Summer Itinerary: Apply when DC cruise resume, usually during April to December.) 

Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial (40 mins) →White house (Outside Visit, 20 mins) → U.S. Capitol (Inside Visit, 90 mins) → Library of Congress (Outside Visit) → Supreme Court of the United States (Outside Visit) →Madame Tussauds President Gallery (Optional, 60 mins) → DC Sightseeing Cruise (Optional, 60 mins) 

We will also pass by: US Treasury, Washington Monument

(Winter Itinerary: Apply when DC cruise closed, usually during January to March.)

Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial (40 mins) →White house (Outside Visit, 20 mins) → U.S. Capitol (Inside Visit, 90 mins) → Library of Congress (Outside Visit) → Supreme Court of the United States (Outside Visit) →Madame Tussauds President Gallery (Optional, 60 mins) →International Spy Museum (Optional, 60 mins) 

We will also pass by: US Treasury, Washington Monument

Special Notes: If U.S. Capitol closed to visitors, we will see the exterior of the building from outside. The Capitol Visitor Center is open to visitors from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and on Inauguration Day.


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.

International Spy Museum, DC

It is one of the most popular Museums currently existing in the United States of America. The museum is privately owned and contains collections of international espionage artifacts etc. The Museum is situated at Washington DC.

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.

Library of Congress, DC

The Library of Congress is a research library officially serving the United States Congress and is the United States the de facto national library. It is the oldest federal cultural institution. It is a beautiful building and visiting during Spring/Summer is time-consuming as it is crowded. The reading room view from the balcony is superb.

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 Wax Museum, DC

It is a museum located in the capital United States of America which is Washington DC. The unique thing about this museum is that everything in it is made of Wax such as celebrity’s statues etc.

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 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.

National World War II Memorial, DC

The World War II Memorial is memorial that was established in order to commemorate the fellow Americans who served the armed forces during the World War II.

Newseum, DC

It is one of the utmost communicating museums in the world; the Newseum experience also touches the development of electric communiqué from the birth of wireless, to the scientific tools of the existing and the upcoming. It’s unique.

Potomac River Cruise, DC

Lies on the coasts of Virginia's Potomac River, and similar to Seattle, tourists can enjoy the mesmerizing sights of Washington, by Potomac Cruise which is truly a place for a relaxing and enjoyable sightseeing experience of the capital city of America.

Smithsonian Institution, DC

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

Thomas Jefferson Memorial, DC

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

Tidal Basin, DC

To view multiple memorials and enjoy natural atmosphere, Tidal Basin, in the time of year when cherry blooms, is a blessing of Mother Nature. Scuba diving is another attraction of the place.

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.

US Supreme Court Building, DC

The building is founded in 1789, located in Washington, DC and open to the public except for weekend days, is the seat of Supreme Court and judicial branch. It features all the qualities that attract a tourist in DC. Visitors wait for hours to get into this supremely beautiful building. Two justice statues are located on both sides of US Supreme Court building in foreground. Every year local and international tourists visit this place to feast their eyes.

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 Monument, DC

On the National Mall in Washington, Washington Monument is an obelisk designated in October 1966. More than 600,000 visitors visit this park every year. It has been reopened for tourists after repairing due to earthquake and hurricane in Virginia.

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.


  • 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

  All tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. We may also use a minivan depending on the number of people booking the tour.

  Hotel Accommodation is included in tour.

  This is a guided tour.

  All Taxes are included.

  Free Airport Pickup is available on this tour.


What's Excluded

  It is possible for rates to change without notice.

  Airport pickup service charges $10/person.

  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)
911 Memorial Museum, NY $24.00 $15.00 $20.00
DC Cruise, DC $26.00 $18.00 $23.00
International Spy Museum, DC $26.45 $15.85 $21.15
Madame Tussauds - Presidents Gallery $23.00 $17.00 $23.00
Manhattan Morning Tour, NY $25.00 $15.00 $25.00
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY $25.00 $0.00 $17.00
New York City Night Tour, NY $35.00 $25.00 $35.00
Newseum, DC $25.00 $16.00 $21.00
One Liberty Observation Deck, PA $15.00 $10.00 $15.00
One World Observatory, NY $39.00 $32.00 $36.00
Philadelphia Double Decker Bus Tour, PA $32.00 $12.00 $32.00
Princeton Campus Tour, NJ $10.00 $8.00 $10.00
Ripleys Believe It or Not Museum, NY $25.00 $25.00 $25.00
Statue of Liberty Cruise, NY $29.00 $17.00 $24.00
The Museum of Modern Art, NY $25.00 $0.00 $18.00
USS Intrepid, NY $33.00 $24.00 $31.00
Washington DC Night Tour, DC $25.00 $15.00 $25.00

  • 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

  • Free Airport Pickup from JFK/LGA/EWR between 8:30 AM to 12:00 AM. For Domestic arrivals meet the guide at the baggage claim area and at Waiting Area for the international flight.
  • Free Hotel Transfer, If you arrive before 5:00 PM 131-80 39th AVE Flushing, NY 11354
  • Free Hotel Transfer, If you arrive before 6:00 PM 87 Bowery (2nd Floor), Chinatown, New York, NY 10013
  • Paid pickup service is available for 24 hours. $130 for 1 or 2 persons and $10 per additional person will be charged.

Return Location

  • Free airport drop off service is available for return flight from New York (EWR) after 10:00PM, or (JFK, LGA) after 11:30 PM
  • Paid airport drop off service is available for return flight from EWR after 11:00 PM
  • Free airport drop off service is available for return flight from DCA after 2:00 PM
  • Paid airport drop off service is available for return flight from (IAD/ BWI airport) after 3:00 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

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 

⇒  A 15% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 13 days or more before the departure date.

⇒  A 40% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 3-12 days or more before the departure date.

⇒  A 100% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 3 days before the departure date.

⇒  A 100% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs on departure day.

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

 

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

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

Buy 2 Get 3rd Free: 

⇒  In the case of free passenger cancellation kindly update us 7 days before the departure. 

⇒  In the case of late cancellation request or free passenger does not show up on tour day then $128 will be charged.

Cancellation and 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.

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 wish to reschedule your tour (change the departure date or choose a different tour) then a reschedule fees may be applied. A reschedule fees of $25 or 6% (which one is higher) will be applied. Please note that all reschedule requests should be made before 18 days of tour departure. Requests made after the mentioned duration shall not be entertained.​

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 3 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.

3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.

4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.

5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.

6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.

7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.

8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.

9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.

10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.

11. Final hotels booked may not be same as the one mentioned on the website.

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

Kameela
  • 43
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When it comes to touring the major cities, I noticed that I have been missing the major cities to visit on my vacations such as the Philly and Washington DC. I consulted my friends and colleagues they told me about this tour agency which apparently best visit the major spots all around the US. I found the reasonable tour package of five days of a tour which includes the Washington New York City, Philadelphia, and others. However, the tour people, hotels, busses, and everything was just so perfect and we fully enjoyed exploring the spots such as the Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, and Independence Historic Park, Liberty Bell, White House and numerous others. Excellent Tour!

Jackey
  • 29
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I always wondered what would I do in New York City but I got me all my answers when we boarded on this bus tour from New Jersey. First of all, I would like to thanks all the honest intentions and bus service we received on the journey because without that we couldn’t have enjoyed that much. We spent a lot of time at One World Trade Center which wasn’t that good because I already have toured it quite a several time while my time in the New York. Other than that, the tour went really fine and we spend such a remarkable time. International Spy Museum really is an astounding place. Thank you!

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