5-Day New York/New Jersey to Watkins Glen State Park, Niagara Falls, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec and Ausable Chasm Tour

Tour Code: GOL-NYC-543
Duration: 5 Day(s) / 4 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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5-Day New York/New Jersey to Watkins Glen State Park, Niagara Falls, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec and Ausable Chasm Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Monday, Special Dates

Highlights :

Visit four spectacular famous cities in Eastern Canada: Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec in five days!

Experience an unforgettable waterfall view and enjoy the colorful night view of the Niagara Falls!

Ride on the Hornblower Cruise to experience the waterfall views of Niagara Falls from multiple angles.

Complimentary Skylon Tower ticket is included. Following, you will enjoy a delicious lunch. You may enjoy authentic French food in Quebec at your own expense. 

Note:

A valid US passport or a valid passport along with your US green card is required; 

For those who do not have a US passport or green card, a valid passport along with a valid US visa AND a valid Canada visa are required.

  •  Hotel for four nights with breakfasts.
  • Ticket to Skylon Tower.
  • Minimum of 2 people to be operated.

Itinerary

We will head north to Watkins Glen State Park in this morning! Later, we are going to see the famous Niagara Falls. Overlooking American Fall, the Horseshoe Fall and the Bridal Veil Fall, you will be astounded by the deafening roar of the falls. It’s the combination of height and volume that makes Niagara Falls so beautiful.

Itinerary:

New York/New Jersey → Watkins Glen State Park + Finger Lake (Optional, 90 mins, it will not be visited based on attraction closure) → Hotel → Niagara Falls Night Tour (Mandatory, 90mins)

Special Notes:

1. Watkins Glen State Park only opens in summer, usually from April to October each year. Since it requires parking fees and permits to enter Watkins Glen State Park and the Finger Lakes for travel buses , an additional fee of $22 per person will be charged. If Watkins Glen State Park is closed, the attraction will be replaced with the Corning Museum of Glass (Optional, 90 mins).

2. In order to ensure a better experience for guests, it is guaranteed that guests can watch the fireworks show at the waterfall on that day (except that there is no fireworks show on that day).

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Cheektowaga North East; Sleep Inn & Suites Buffalo Airport Or Similar.


Attractions

A glass-made museum located in the NYC is known as Corning Museum of Glass. The science, history and art of the glass can be seen at this place.

Corning, NY

Corning is a city that is located in Steuben County in New York, it is situated on the Chemung River. The population of the city is around 11,000 and the city is named after Erastus Corning.

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

Join us as we enjoy the Niagara Falls in the morning before making our way over to Toronto! Toronto is Join us as we enjoy the Niagara Falls in the morning before making our way over to Toronto! Toronto is known for its various cultural institutions, museums, galleries, festivals, historic sites, and so much more! It attracts over 25 million tourists each and every year. Explore with us what makes Toronto so unique. 

 

Itinerary: 

Niagara Falls (Canada) → IMAX: Niagara (Canada side) (Optional, 30mins) → Hornblower Niagara Cruise (Optional, 30 mins) → Skylon Tower Observation Deck & Lunch (Fee included, 120 mins) → Toronto → Toronto Sightseeing Harbour Tour (Optional, 60 mins) → CN Tower (Optional, 60 mins) → Ripley's Aquarium of Canada (Optional, 60 mins) → Chinese Dinner in Toronto Chinatown (Optional, 60 mins) 

Special Note:

1. Guests who join the group during the September-October maple leaf season will have the opportunity to visit the Ontario Legislative Assembly Building to enjoy the maple.

2. If the Toronto Sightseeing Harbour Tour is closed, the attraction will be replaced by Casa Loma (Optional, 60 mins).

Hotel: Best Western Belleville Or Similar.


Attractions

Casa Loma, ON

Casa Loma located in midtown Toronto, is known for its architecture. It is a Gothic Revival style house and gardens which was built back in 1914. It is a popular museum and landmark of the area.

China Town, ON

China Town, Toronto was first developed during the 19th century and is one of the largest China Towns of North America, there are six China Towns in Toronto.

CN Tower, ON

The CN tower is a concrete communications tower and is 553 meters tall, it was built on old railway lands and was completed in 1976 and became the world’s largest freestanding structure.

Hornblower Niagara Cruise, ON

In the heart of Niagara Gorge, a thrilling boat tour takes travelers from Canada to Great Gorge. This exciting tour is known as Hornblower Niagara Cruise.

IMAX Theatre, Niagara Falls, ON

In the premises of Niagara Falls, there is film theatre known as IMAX Theatre. People visit this theatre to enjoy live shows and movies related to Niagara’s History.

Journey Behind the Falls, ON

Niagara Falls is itself a very famous attraction, Journey Behind The Falls is another attraction there, it is a essentially a series of tunnels near the bottom of the Horseshoe Falls.

Ontario Legislative Building, ON

The building of Ontario Legislative Building was started in 1886 and completed in 1892. The history attached to it and the exceptional approach to architecture has put the building among the most visited buildings of Canada.

SkyLon Tower Lunch, ON

At the Skylon Tower situated at the Niagara Falls in Ontario Canada, there lies a revolving restaurant which is about 775ft above the Niagara Falls. It gives one rotation per hour and meal is served with leisure.

Skylon Tower, ON

The Skylon Tower is located in the Niagara Falls at Ontario in Canada. It is headed towards the sky and gives a 360 degree of the Niagara Falls. The tower is 263 meters above the Niagara Falls.

Toronto City Hall, ON

Toronto City Hall represents the history of the city and the creation of itself. It has a volume of things for its visitors to learn about from Council Chambers to Podium Green Roof.

Toronto, ON

Situated along the south northern coast of the Lake Ontario, Toronto is great and culturally diverse. The green trees and ravines, trails and parks and recreation are the things attracting visitors in a great number.

Depart from Toronto in the morning to the Thousand Islands in Canada. It is located on the St. Lawrence River between Canada and the United States. Go to Ottawa, a famous political and commercial city, where the fire of peace never goes out. Then head north to Montreal, the largest French-speaking city in eastern Canada with the most French cultural characteristics, known as the "Little Paris of North America".

Itinerary:

Toronto → Thousand Islands → Thousand Islands Cruise (Optional, 60 mins, it will not be visited during the closure) → Ottawa → Parliament Hill (Outside visit, 20 mins) → Montreal → Double Decker Montreal (Mandatory, 60 mins, it will not be visited during the closure) → Montréal City Hall (Outside visit, 20 mins) → Old Montreal (90 mins) 

Hotel:Holiday Inn Express & Suites Saint-Hyacinthe Or Hôtel le Dauphin Saint-Hyacinthe Or Similar.


Attractions

Montreal Double Decker City Tour, QC

The Montreal Double Decker City Tour, QC offers top attractions to visit and the hop-on-hop-off feature. Visiting notable places such as Chinatown, Notre Dame Basilica, Crescent Street, Mount Royal Park, Old Montreal and Old Port are a few names that are visited on this city tour. If you choose evening tours, you can see Twilight sights.

Montreal, QC

Refers to the largest city of Quebec, the city has the population of 1.65 million; however this population is according to the census of 2011. The population predominantly speaks French.

Old Montreal, QC

The oldest part of Montreal city is called Old Montreal. It has impressive views and amazing people to meet with for the tourists. Strolling down the city will make the tour unforgettable.

Parliament Hill, ON

The area of Crown Land on Southern Banks of Ottawa River is said to be as Parliament Hill. It is located in the province of Ontario.

Today we will go to Quebec, a city full of French feelings. There are road signs and signboards in English and French everywhere. Pedestrians on the road are dressed in European style, open-air cafes, romantic and warm, cobblestone pedestrian streets, shopping for art, King Lewis Square, as if arriving Paris.
 
Itinerary:
Montreal → La Citadelle (Optional, 60 mins) → Quebec French Cuisine (Optional, 75 mins) → Old Quebec City Tour (Optional, 60 mins. Including visiting Place d’Armes, Chateau Frontenac Hotel, outside visit of the Parliament Building, Quebec City Notre-Dame Basilica) → Little Champlain Street (60 mins) → Montmorency Falls + Cable Car (Optional, 60 mins) → Hotel

Hotel:Holiday Inn Express & Suites Saint-Hyacinthe Or Hôtel le Dauphin Saint-Hyacinthe Or Similar.


Attractions

Chateau Frontenac, QC

The Chateau Frontenac is a beautiful and grand hotel in Quebec City, the hotel is built on a 54 m elevation and was included in the National Historic Site of Canada.

Little Italy, NY

Refers to a small locality in lower part of Manhattan, the city was previously densely populated with Italian Americans. The city today consists of some Italian restaurants and shopping stores.

Montmorency Falls, QC

Refers to the large water fall located at the river of Montmorency in Canada, the fall lies between the boundary of Quebec City and borough of Beauport, which is 12 km from the Centre of Quebec City.

Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, QC

Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica is located in Old Montréal, Quebec, Canada, with its marvelous architecture. It is a functional church presenting historical glimpse and much more to the visitors.

Old Quebec French Lunch, QC

Old Quebec French Lunch, QC has excellent neighborhoods featuring in the Quebec City the best French restaurants. You can visit the Vieux Quebec area and have the favorite local cuisine that offers a slew of French dishes in combination with an international flavor. Make sure to have the dessert after lunch.

Old Quebec Tour, QC

Old Quebec is one of the best tourist attractions that you will ever see. It is better to take guided tours of such locations and that is where Old Quebec tours come in.

Quebec City, CA

City of Quebec and capital city of Canadian province ‘Quebec’ is an ancient development. It is situated in the Saint Lawrence River valley. The vantage point reminds the history of the French civilization.

Quebec French Banquet, CA

Quebec French Banquet is one of the most frequently visited restaurants located in the city of California. The restraint is famous for its tasty French dishes.

Today, we will head back to the US. We will visit Ausable Chasm which is over 500 million years old. Later on we go back to New York. 

Itinerary:

Hotel → Ausable Chasm (optional, 60 mins) → New York


Attractions

Ausable Chasm, NY

Located near the hamlet of Keeseville, NY, the Ausable Chasm is a tourist attraction and primarily a sandstone gorge. The Ausable River runs below and accumulates in Lake Champlain. The 2 miles long gorge in the Adirondacks is very popular among tourists. The river originates at the Rainbow Falls in the south.


  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.

  Tour package price includes all the taxes.

  Tour is inclusive of hotel accommodation.

 Breakfast.

 Depending on group size it can be either a driver and Guide or a driver guide.

 


What's Excluded

 Mandatory Fee: Double Decker Montreal Tour: For Adults & Senior (65+) $45 and Child  (3-12) $ 35.00.

 Mandatory Fee: Niagara Falls Night Tour:  For Adults & Senior (65+) $45 and Child  (3-12) $ 35.00.

  Rates could alter without prior notice.

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

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

  A minimum of $12 service fee per passenger per day is not included in the price of the tour package. Pay it in cash to Tour guide and bus driver. This service fees collected from passengers complement the incomes of driver and the tour guide.

  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(2-11 yrs) Senior(65+ yrs)
Ausable Chasm(Trail only), NY $21.50 $13.00 $21.50
Casa Loma, ON $40.00 $20.00 $35.00
CN Tower, ON $48.59 $15.82 $33.90
Corning Museum of Glass, NY $22.00 $0.00 $19.00
Hornblower Niagara Cruise+Park Permit, ON $39.51 $28.21 $39.51
IMAX Theatre, Niagara Falls, ON $14.65 $10.75 $14.65
Journey Behind the Falls, ON $27.00 $18.00 $27.00
La Citadelle de Québec, QC $18.00 $6.00 $16.00
Montmorency Falls + Cable Car, QC $19.95 $11.95 $19.95
Montreal Double Decker City Tour, QC $45.00 $35.00 $45.00
Montreal French Dinner, QC $43.00 $43.00 $43.00
Niagara Falls Night Tour, NY $45.00 $35.00 $45.00
Old Quebec City Tour, QC $29.00 $24.00 $29.00
Old Quebec French Lunch, QC $37.00 $30.00 $37.00
Ripley’s Aquarium Of Canada, ON $49.72 $14.13 $32.77
Thousand Islands Cruise, ON $31.00 $21.00 $31.00
Toronto Sightseeing Harbour Tour, CA $33.79 $25.88 $33.79
Watkins Glen and Finger Lakes, NY $22.00 $17.00 $22.00

  All the prices are listed in USD.

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

  Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.

  Prices may change without any notice.

  Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.

  Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.

  Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.

  Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.

  There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.

  Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • 133-30 39th Avenue, (Asian Jewels Seafood Restaurant) Flushing, NY 11354 at 07:00 AM
  • 6102 8th Ave, (TD Bank) Brooklyn, NY 11220 at 07:00 AM (Drop off at Chinatown, Pick-up only, no drop-off)
  • 69 Chrystie St, Chinatown, New York, NY 10002 at 8:00 AM
  • 125 Eighteenth St, Jersey City, NJ 07310 (ACME Markets) at 08:20 AM
  • 828 US - 46, (Top Quality Food Market) Parsippany, NJ 07054 at 08:50 AM (Pick-up only, Drop off will be at 125 Eighteenth St, Jersey City, NJ 07310)

Return Location

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

Important Notes

  Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).

  Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations

  There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.

  You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.

  Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.

  If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.

  If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.

  On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.

Policies

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Same Cancellation policy would apply even if the cancellation or reschedule request comes because of the COVID. We strictly follow the policy after COVID.
 
No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from our travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that are incurred when there is a cancellation of confirmed or pending bookings. As such, there are cancellation penalties or fees incurred.

Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.

Cancellation charges 

⇒  16 days or more prior to departure, 10% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒  9 to 15 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

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

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

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

An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties. No matter what the reason for cancellation is, the processing fee will be deducted on each refund.

In order for there not to be a cancellation, a minimum number of participants are required. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip although every effort is made by us to ensure that normal operations are maintained. We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirements or circumstances beyond control. In case a cancellation is made at any given moment in time before departure, our only liability as GoldenBusTours will be to refund you the amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour if the future travel plan suits you. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements like separate purchase of air tickets, visa cost, taxi fare etc. We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations. 

Note: More than 30 days after the completion of the tour, we cannot grant any refunds. Each Cancellation Request must be received in writing by email.

Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection, COVID or any other serious issue. If you reschedule a tour and later decide to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.

Reservation, Booking & Redemption

Terms & Conditions

Any travel service purchases indicate your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions set out herein.

You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.


Tour Confirmation

You will get an email immediately once you place an order. Tour Confirmation usually takes 2, 3 days except for urgent order. Urgent orders can be confirmed in a day or even few hours, but we can’t assure success in these cases. On fewer occasions, some of the others may require a longer period of time for confirmation. You are advised not to book airline tickets unless you have received the confirmation.


E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)

Your e-ticket includes complete operator information such as local telephone numbers at your destination. You are required to print the e-tickets and bring them along with you on the trip. They will be needed as proof of purchase.


Changes in Booking

You may incur a fee for any revisions or alterations made to the reservation when the booking has already been confirmed. Cancellation fees may be applied to things such as name changes or corrections. They may also apply to tour date changes or tour itinerary changes. Please note that no departure changes are permitted 72 hours before departure.


Changes in Tour Itinerary

We are continuously striving to improve tour itineraries and features. In the event of unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the control, we do reserve the right to vary the itineraries and to substitute hotels. Duplicate departures may operate during certain peak periods, sometimes in reverse order. As such, hotels may vary from those included on the itinerary pages.

Reschedule

​If you want to reschedule your tour (change the departure date or choose a different tour) then a reschedule fees may be applied. No reschedule request will be entertained within 15 days before the departure date. 

Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.

Pricing

1. One room can accommodate maximum 4 people. Even if you are 5 people including 1 month old baby you still need 2 rooms.

2. If you can carry your child up to 2 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.

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

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

4. You should either bring a printed copy of your E-Ticket or bring it in your smartphone on the day of tour departure. You should also bring a valid photo ID along with your E-Ticket. In the case of any issues for not carrying E-Ticket or Photo ID GoldenBusTour will not be responsible.

5.Make sure to provide a valid phone number so we can reach you in the case of any emergency.

6. Please read all important notes, inclusion, exclusion section, terms and conditions, policies and below notes.

    6a. Tour Operator holds the right to cancel the tour at any time depending on poor weather condition or some other unforeseen circumstances. However, GoldenBusTour will update its customers about the cancellation and shall not be held accountable for charges other than tour fees.

    6b. Change in tour price will not affect any confirmed booking.

    6c. Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.
 
7.You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.

8.Reach Departure location about 20 to 30 minutes before departure time. Unfortunately, no one will wait for you in case you get in late. The bus mostly has Bus Operator name and logo on it. Even if you are five minutes late and miss the bus then GoldenBusTours or Tour Operator will not be responsible. There will be no refund in this case. You will be charged 100% tour fee.

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