5-Day New York/NJ to Princeton University, Philadelphia, Woodbury Outlets and Washington DC Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

Tour Code: GOL-NYC-380A
Duration: 5 Day(s) / 4 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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5-Day New York/NJ to Princeton University, Philadelphia, Woodbury Outlets and Washington DC Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
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Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Daily

Highlights :

Explore Sky View Center, Liberty Bell, United States Military Academy, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Hudson River, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Charging Bull, New York Stock Exchange, Trinity Church, Times Square, Madame Tussauds, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 5th Avenue, Independence National Historical Park, Rockefeller Center, Princeton University, United Nations Headquarters, Amish Village, US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Air & Space Museum, White House, Potomac River, Tidal Basin, Washington Monument, and Thomas Jefferson Memorial on an exciting 5-day bus tour starting from New York and New Jersey with special discounts and hotel accommodations.

Itinerary

On our first day, guests will be arriving at the major airports of New York (LGA, JKF, or EWR) to be facilitated by our free airport pick up service from 8:30 AM to 11:00 PM. Other time arrivals can take the paid pickup service ($120 for one or two passengers and for each additional passenger $10). Domestic flight arrivals will wait at the Baggage Claim Area and International flight arrivals at the Waiting Area to meet our travel guide. Reaching the JKF or LGA airport BEFORE 5:00 PM will give you a chance to enjoy the time in Flushing (free left-luggage) whereas the arrivals at EWR before 12:00 PM can go the Jersey Outlet Shopping Mall for just $10 per person, or head to the hotel to catch up some rest. For all the passengers arriving before 4:30 PM can enjoy the Night Tour of this Sleepless Town (fee included as $25/adult and $15/child).

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


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.

Skyview Centre, NY

It is a center located in downtown flushing and consists of lot of retail stores and shops. The shops and retail stores are related to different items like sports stuff and footwear etc.

Option1 West Point – Woodbury Outlets (AP5W):

Arrive at the United States Military Academy located at the West Point. It is also known to be the oldest and notable military academic (Valid identification upon the entrance are required. Vias and passport for international travellers). Next, the group heads to the largest outlet shopping mall named as the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets; experience the famous outlet brand shopping with special sale discounts, and later we will return to the hotels.  

Option2 New York City Free Day/Business Activities (AP5F):

Guests will spend the day in New York City per their desire. Guests can visit the Columbia University, Broadway theaters, Lincoln Center, take a bite at one of its popular steakhouses, or enjoy exploring the popular attractions such as the New York Stock Exchange and Grand Central Station. A free day to spend on your own.

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


Attractions

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.

Columbia University, NY

The research Ivy League University in Manhattan NYC is Columbia University. According to latest survey, it is oldest higher learning institution in NYC.

Grand Central Terminal, NY

The Grand Central Terminal is a rail road terminal at the 42nd street. The Grand Central Terminal 48 acres and has as many as 44 platforms which is more than any other railroad in the world.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, NY

Refers to the 16.3 acre complex comprising of buildings located in the Lincoln Square in New York City, as the name suggests the center is famous for different activities related to art.

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.

New York, NY

It is the name of a Borough which is located at the meeting point of Atlantic Ocean and Hudson River. The tourist destinations of the borough are Empire State Building, Broadway Theater and sprawling Central Park.

United States Military Academy, NY

The United States Military Academy or USMA is a four year coeducational federal service. It is located in Orange County, West Point, New York to be more specific. The academy sits on a high ground and overlooks Hudson River.

Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets, NY

In the central valley New York, the famous outlet centre is known as Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. These outlets are opened in the year 1985 as a Simon Property Group Subsidiary.

Woodbury, NY

Woodbury is a village and town in New York, Orange County, United States. It can be accessed conveniently from NYC. This is a premium outlet and features 220 stores with high name brands such as Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Coach, Burberry, Tory Burch and lots more. There are plenty of dining options.

The group will set off in the morning to enjoy the breathtaking views of the city from the top of One World Observatory (from 2019). Take a Hudson River cruise (Freedom Goddess Island Boat Tour, 60-Mins) for the beautiful sightseeing of skylines, Statue of Liberty, and Brooklyn Bridge. Explore USS Intrepid for the variety of aircraft and then arrive at Wall Street to take photographs with iconic Charging Bull Statue and New York Stock Exchange. Tour the oldest Trinity Church, Times Square, Madame Tussauds, as well as  Metropolitan Museum of Art. The group will appreciate the renowned landmarks of New York City such as the 5th Avenue, United Nations Headquarters, Rockefeller Center, Ground Zero, and Freedom Tower as we pass them.


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.

Freedom Tower, NY

The One World Trade Centre was formerly known as Freedom Tower. In the lower Manhattan NYC, it is the rebuilt World Trade Centre that was ruined in the 9/11 incident.

Ground Zero, NY

The site is well known for the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States of America as the world Trade Centre previously stood at the place which is known called Ground Zero.

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.

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.

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.

Rockefeller Center, NY

The Rockefeller Center is located in the New York City and is a popular tourist destination of America. It is a huge building with a massive set up for art, entertainment, shopping and much more.

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.

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.

Trinity Church, NY

Trinity Church, a functional, well-funded and historic church, is at 75 Broadway in Manhattan and close to the junction of Wall Street. Basically, it is visited for typical religious activities and marvelous architecture.

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.

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, take a student-guided tour of Princeton University to discover the campus's culture and academics. Continue to Philadelphia and make a stop at Independence National Historical Park to survey the Independence Hall. The group won't miss the popular sites of Philadelphia ranging from Liberty Bell to Statue of Washington, Congress Hall, and several others. (if the time and weather condition permits, guests will enjoy visiting the only and the highest observation deck named as the One Liberty Observatory). We will then head to Washington DC where we will visit Wax Museum. Then we will get a chance to view the outside view of the White House. We will also visit Korean War Memirial, and Lincoln Memorial.

Effective dates 12/29/2019

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) → Philadelphia One liberty observation deck (Optional, 50 mins) → Philadelphia Double Decker Tour(Optional, 60 mins) → Hotel → Washington D.C. Night Tour (Optional, 180 mins, including World War II Memorial, Washington Monument, Air Force Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Outside visit The Pentagon)

Special Notes: 

1. Due to the DC sightseeing cruise closed from seasonally January to March, we will temporarily stop visiting this attraction.

2. 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)

Hotel: Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn, Days Inn or Similar. 


Attractions

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Princeton, NJ

The municipality in Mercer County linked with the borough form of government is called Princeton. It is one of the recently-developed municipalities that established on 1st January, 2013.

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.

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.

In the morning, guests will reach the capital district of the United States of America, Washington DC. A tour of US Capitol (outside) will let the visitors learn and see the charms of country's Congress.  Guests can spend some fascinating time exploring the Smithsonian Institution which is home to various museums and attraction including Air & Space Museum. Enjoy the boat cruise on Potomac River and Tidal Basin for some remarkable sightseeing. In winter when DC cruise does not operate we will go to International Spy Museum. Guests will also witness the iconic landmarks of the capital district such as Washington Monument, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, World War II Memorial, and others. If we get enough time then we will visit Newseum.

Later, our guests will return to New York City through the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

Effective dates 12/29/2019

(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) → US Capitol In-Depth Tour(Optional,120 mins) → Supreme Court of the United States (Outside Visit) → Library of Congress (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) → US Capitol In-Depth Tour(Optional,120 mins)→ Supreme Court of the United States (Outside visit) → Library of Congress(outside Visit )→  Madame Tussauds President Gallery (Optional, 60 mins) → Newseum (Optional, 75 mins,Newseum will be cancelled from 01/01/2020) 

We will also pass by: US Treasury (printed on the 10-dollar note), Washington Monument

Special Notes:  

1. Due to the DC sightseeing cruise closed from seasonally January to March, we will temporarily stop visiting this attraction.

2. In case of U.S. Capitol closure, we will take an outside guided tour and see the exterior of the building. 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 - 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.

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 Museum of Natural History, DC

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

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.

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.

Washington, DC

The federal capital of America which is a District of Columbia is said to be as Washington DC. The state is approved in the year 1790. It has 409 feet highest elevation. The district has 22nd rank among other states of US.

White House, DC

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


  • 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.

  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)
Buffet/Group meal in East Coast. $22.00 $16.00 $22.00
DC Cruise, DC $26.00 $18.00 $23.00
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
National Museum of Natural History, DC $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
New York City Night Tour, NY $35.00 $25.00 $35.00
One Liberty Observation Deck, PA $15.00 $10.00 $15.00
One World Trade Center, NY $39.00 $32.00 $36.00
Philadelphia Double Decker Bus Tour, PA $32.00 $12.00 $32.00
Statue of Liberty Cruise, NY $29.00 $17.00 $24.00
The Philadelphia Congress Hall+ Liberty Bell+ U.S. Capitol Tour, PA $60.00 $45.00 $60.00
USS Intrepid, NY $33.00 $24.00 $31.00
Washington DC Night Tour, DC $25.00 $15.00 $25.00
West point and Shopping Tour $45.00 $45.00 $45.00

  • 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

  • Complimentary Airport Pickup service is available from three Airports (LGA, EWR, JFK) between 8:30 AM to 12:00 AM.
  • Meet the tour guide at the baggage claim area for Domestic arrivals and For international arrivals meet the guide outside at customs exit.
  • Paid pickup service is available for 24 hours. $130 for 1 or 2 persons and $10 per additional person will be charged.

Return Location

  • 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 JFK/LGA 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
  • Paid Drop off service is available for 24 hours. $120 for 1 or 2 persons and $10 per additional person will be charged.

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

Tasha
  • 60
  • 7

the places we toured on our trip were satisfying and totally worth a visit; to make point of more obvious; In Washington DC, we had the pretty all the time in the world to best explore the White House, Space Museum, and even board a board ride. And same goes with the Philadelphia and New York City; we toured the best! Thank You for providing us the honest, affordable, enjoyable, and a journey with high-class hotel reservations. Good Tour!

Eaman
  • 47
  • 11

Now that I have found the touring world, I would love to take my family out for some adventure and fun, like this 5-day tour itself. The tour wasn't just too much expensive as I anticipated because there are a bunch of people in my family to whom I got to buy the ticket for. Anyways, New York City was the most wonderful part of my experience because we toured it all. It's was exhausting to travel from places to places but it worth it!

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