5-Day New York/New Jersey to Princeton University, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Washington DC & New York City In-depth Tour (Free Airport Pickup - DC OUT)

Tour Code: GOL-NYC-369A
Duration: 5 Day(s) / 4 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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5-Day New York/New Jersey to Princeton University, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Washington DC & New York City In-depth Tour (Free Airport Pickup - DC OUT)
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Tue,Fri (2019-03-19 To 2019-12-31) | Tue,Fri (2020-03-19 To 2020-12-31)

Highlights :

During you visit you will explore Time Square, Rockefeller, Hudson River, Ground Zero of Former World Trade Centre, Wall Street, Trinity Church, Federal Hall, Empire State Building, United Nations Headquarters, Statue of Liberty, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Rockefeller Centre, 5TH Avenue, St. Patrick Cathedral, Metropolitan Museum. Optional tour comprised of Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty Cruise, Intrepid Sea & Space Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art. After departing New York we will visit Princeton University, Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Lancaster with antique Amish lifestyle and village, here you will enjoy buggy rides. After reaching Washington DC you will enjoy exclusive visits to the White House, Capitol Hill, Library of Congress, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Vietnam War Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and Spy Museum and in the last the Smithsonian.

Itinerary

We will be accommodated to hotel after we reach New York. An optional tour is available to see New York, tonight. During this tour you will explore Time Square, Rockefeller and Hudson River along with amazing sights. 


Attractions

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.

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.

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.

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.

You will visit several places in New York, today, such as Ground Zero of Former World Trade Centre, Wall Street, Trinity Church, Federal Hall, Empire State Building, United Nations Headquarters, Statue of Liberty, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Rockefeller Centre, 5TH Avenue, St. Patrick Cathedral, as well as Metropolitan Museum. Optional tour comprised of Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty Cruise, Intrepid Sea & Space Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Attractions

Empire State Building, NY

There was a time when this building was the tallest building of the world. Still it is a well-known building, the mighty Empire State Building is 102 stories high, and on 86th floor there is an observation deck, where you can look at the city from every angle.

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.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, NY

A maritime and military history museum with ships collection located in NYC is Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. The museum is located in Manhattan.

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.

St. Patricks Cathedral, NY

St. Patricks Cathedral is a catholic church, devoted to religious activities in New York, US. It is a outstanding signpost on the ground of New York. The church is functional and visited by a lot of people annually.

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.

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.

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.

After departing from New York, we will head towards Philadelphia and stop at the Princeton University. You will be amazed to visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. We will resume our tour by visiting Lancaster, the remote and antique Amish lifestyle and village among its farms; houses and exciting buggy rides. We will reach Washington DC, later in the afternoon.

Optional Tour:
Amish Village Guided Tour


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.

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.

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.

We will be visiting some very inspirational places on this day. Our day starts with the visit to the White House after that the Capitol Hill (elite inside visit), Lincoln Memorial, Library of Congress (Exclusive inside visit), Jefferson Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, Washington Monument, Korean War Memorial, Spy Museum and in the last the Smithsonian.

Optional: Spy Museum.


Attractions

Capitol Hill, DC

The Capitol Hill is located in Washington DC and is the seat of US Congress. The building dates back to the year 1800 but over the years it has been expanded and renovated with the addition of its well-known massive dome.

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.

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.

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.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, DC

Everyday hundreds of tourists and natives visit Vietnam Veterans Memorial to honor the veterans who lost their lives in Vietnam War. Built not much long ago, it is a place where you can see memorials and artifacts.

Washington DC In-depth Tour, DC

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

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.

Today we will end the tour as we transfer you to the Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and along your way, no tour guide will attend you. Our 5-day tour will end here. You have to book your flight which must depart IAD after 12 pm.


  • 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

  Cash payments of admission fee for Optional Activities would be made to the Tour Guide. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  Airport pickup service charges $4/person.

  Customers interested in front seats have to pay $40 per person.

  Though meals and drinks are not a part of the package the guide will arrange them upon request.

  Mandatory Tip for the driver and the guide will be $10 per person per day. Paid in Cash on Day 1.

  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)
Amish Farm and House, PA $22.00 $15.00 $21.00
International Spy Museum, DC $22.00 $15.00 $16.00
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, NY $33.00 $24.00 $31.00
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, DC $25.00 $23.00 $25.00
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY $25.00 $0.00 $17.00
New York City Night Tour, NY $25.00 $15.00 $25.00
One World Trade Center, NY $37.00 $31.00 $35.00
Statue of Liberty Cruise, NY $29.00 $21.00 $26.00
Washington DC In-depth Tour, DC $25.00 $15.00 $22.00

  • 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 between 8:30AM to 10:30PM & EWR between 10:30AM to 10:30PM. After this time there will be additional charges of $150 for 1-2 person & $10 for each additional person.
  • Meet the tour guide at the baggage claim area for Domestic arrivals and For international arrivals meet the guide at Arrival Hall.

Return Location

  • Free airport drop off service is available for return flight from IAD after 12:00 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

 

We charge $50/person as a fee if you cancel it 15 or more days before the tour departure

We charge $100/person as a fee if you cancel it 9 to 14 days before the tour departure

We charge $200/person as a fee if you cancel it 8 days before the tour departure

You will also bear the charges for other arrangements like airline or hotel cancellation if there is any

If you do not show up on the tour day then there will be no refund.


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

Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection. If you reschedule tour and later decides to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.

In order for there not to be a cancellation, a minimum number of participants are required. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip although every effort is made by us to ensure that normal operations are maintained.

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

Note: 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.

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

There will be no change in booking after final confirmation.

Pricing

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

2. If you can carry your child up to 3 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.

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

Child Rate:

Child rates are applicable for children between (0-12 years) of age. Parents are advised to bring car seats for the safety of their child.

Buy 2 Get 3rd discounted: Get 3rd Ticket on special discounted rates on the purchase of 2 tickets.

Responsibility

1. We highly recommend you to provide your flight details while booking tour with us or at least send us flight details via email 3 days before your tour departure. In case of non-compliance, you will be asked to join your hotel on the first day of tour at your own expense

2. Please check our return timings before booking your return flights at the end of the tour. During high season (National and Summer Holidays) book your flights at least 1 hour later than the suggested time.

3. Before booking any tour make sure to go through every detail like tour itinerary, tour price, cancellation policy,  reschedule and refund policies.

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

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

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

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

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

    6c. Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.

7. You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.

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

Reviews

Reviews

安見 太陽
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The itinerary is a little rush but I guess that\'s the only way to fix all the attraction in 5 days. We really like this small group tour that we are not squeezing with 50 people on a bus, but it is a relaxing trip with ~10 other travelers. Highly recommend GoldenBusTours.

James Day
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Our tour guide was nice, that they prepare \"hot water and tea\" for customers each morning (we have some Asian family traveling with us and they don\'t drink ice water). I think that is really thoughtful and cute. I liked GoldenBusTours and its team. Thanks Guys.

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