5-Day Philadelphia to Washington DC, New York City, Corning, Watkins Glen and Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour
Tour Code: GOL-PHI-213
Duration: 5 Day(s) / 4 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
- 7 Days left
Experience: UNESCO, Family
Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...
Tour Guide:Chinese, English
Mon (2022-09-05 To 2023-06-30) | Daily (2023-07-01 To 2023-08-28) | Mon (2023-08-29 To 2023-12-31)
Travel with a thoroughly disinfected sightseeing coach and our professional well-trained tour escort.
Visit the nation’s capital at Washington, D.C., and check out its most iconic sites including the White House, Lincoln Memorial and so much more.
Visit the Corning Glass Center and watch the exquisite glass craftsmanship.
Take an in-depth visit to Niagara Falls!
Feel the force and power of nature while enjoying spectacular views!
Visit iconic sites, buildings, and parks in New York, one of the most prestigious cities.
Today, we will drive to Philadelphia, the City of Friendship, visit the Independence Historical Park and witness the history of American independence. Then go to Washington, the political center of the United States, the capital, where the White House, U.S. Capitol are located. It also has many museums and is a famous tourist destination.
Independence National Historical Park (30 mins) → U.S. Capitol (outside visit, 30 mins) → National Mall (30mins) → White House (outside visit, 30 mins) → Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial (45 mins) → Washington D.C. In-depth Tour (optional)
Washington D.C. In-depth Tour itinerary: Air Force Memorial (20 mins)→ Thomas Jefferson Memorial(20 mins) → World War II Memorial (20 mins) → Capitol Reflecting Pool (20 mins)
Hotel: Springhill Suites Gaithersburg Or Comfort Inn Shady Grove - Gaithersburg - Rockville or Similar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 be heading to the Corning Glass Museum! The museum is located in western New York and is dedicated to history, art, and the science behind glassmaking. Following, we will be visiting Niagara Falls and overlooking the American Fall, the Horseshoe Fall, and the Bridal Veil Fall! Here, you will be simply amazed by the beauty of the falls and what makes Niagara Falls worth the visit.
Corning Museum of Glass (optional, 90 mins) → Watkins Glen State Park (optional, 60 mins, it will not be visited based on attraction closure) → Hotel → Niagara Falls Night Tour (optional, 90mins)
1. Watkins Glen State Park is a summer itinerary, executed after the opening of the canyon, usually from April to October each year.
Hotel: Millennium Buffalo Or Radisson Hotel Niagara Falls-Grand Island or Similar.
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 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.
Today we will be exploring the true beauty and nature of Niagara Falls! We will start by visiting the Niagara Whirlpool State Park and the Old Fort Niagara. Finally, we will take a ride on the famous Maid of the Mist and the Whirlpool jet boat tours.
Summer Itinerary: (Apply when Maid of the Mist resumes)
Niagara Falls In-depth Tour (optional, 120 mins, include Whirlpool State Park and Old Fort Niagara State Park) → Niagara Jetboat (optional, 60mins) → Maid of the Mist (Optional, 40mins, it will not be visited based on attraction closure) → Niagara Falls Daytime View (30 mins) → New York
Winter Itinerary: (Apply when Maid of the Mist closes)
Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour (optional, 120 mins, include Whirlpool State Park and Old Fort Niagara State Park) → Cave of the Winds (optional, 45 mins) → Niagara Falls Daytime View (30 mins) → New York
1. Jetboat will be operated according to the specific weather conditions and the number of passengers. If the number of passengers is insufficient, the departure may be suspended. Minimum age for passenger who wants to take Jetboat is 4 years old with a height limit of minimum 40 inches.
2. Maid of the Mist Niagara Falls Boat usually closed in winter season, it will not be visited based on attraction closure. Last day of operation for the 2022 season is November 6th, 2022.
3. Cave of the Winds usually closed on 12/22/2022 and 01/01/2023, it will not be visited based on attraction closure.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Newark Airport Or Holiday Inn Newark International Airport or Similar.
Discovered in 1834, The Cave of Winds is a natural cave located at the Niagara Falls, behind the Bridal Veil Falls. It is a popular tourist attraction due to the tropical storm like conditions and the beautiful sight at the site.
Niagara Falls is a very famous spot for tourists, one thing to do there is to go on a Jet Boat Ride. This is a very exciting thing to do in Niagara Fall as it is a really different experience.
Maid of the Mist Boat is a famous water ride that runs in Niagara Falls. The boat tour provide beautiful scenic views to the visitors.
Niagara Falls is already a very beautiful place, it is famous for tourists who visit it in large numbers each year. It such an interesting place that people can even get an In-Depth tour so that they can understand the place better.
For over 75 years, visitors from across the globe come to Niagara Falls, They have been able to witness the impressive nighttime illumination of the American and Horseshoe falls. Every season visitors get to experience the autumn in a new way. Complete night-view of Niagara Falls on some summer evenings might be limited or not available because of the late sunset time and the US Federal Government rules on the driving hours.
Welcome to the city that never sleeps! New York City is always full of life and energy! Join us as we will be exploring the great wonders of this amazing city! We will stop at the famous Times Square, Wall street, Charging Bull, Empire state building, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and so much more! This is an opportunity of a lifetime!
NYC Trinity Church (Outside visit) → Wall Street (25 mins) → Charging Bull (Taking Photos) → One World Trade Center Observatory (Optional, 70 mins) → Liberty Cruise (Optional, 60 mins) → U.S.S. Intrepid (Optional, 60 mins) → Times Square (20 mins) → The Fifth Avenue (100 mins, you can go to the Central Park by yourself, or go to the Museum of Modern Art at your own expense) → Madame Tussauds New York (Optional, 60 mins)
1. If the One World Trade Center Observatory is closed, we will visit the Empire State Building (Optional, 70 mins) instead.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Newark Airport Or Holiday Inn Newark International Airport or Similar.
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.
Madame Tussauds is a world famous wax museum, one museum is located in Washington DC and is famous for its Presidents Gallery. This gallery holds wax figures of all the US presidents to date.
One 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
1. A world famous modern art museum and considered one of the most influential and largest of its kind situated in midtown Manhattan. It also has a library with 300,000 books approx and more than 1000 periodical titles.
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, 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.
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.
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.
Today we will be heading back to Philadelphia.
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.
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.
Fares for air travel and transport from home to and from the location chosen for pick-up.
Cave of the Wind Ticket Price (10/17/2022-03/31/2023): Adults & Seniors: $12.00, Children (6-12 years old): $9.00
Expenditure for personal purposes.
Fee for Optional Activities and entrance. Pay in cash to the tour guide. He will arrange tickets.Some attractions might be closed on public holidays. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.
A minimum tip of $12 per passenger per day for Tour Guide and Driver 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 the driver and the tour guide.
Though the meals are excluded,but the guides will arrange them for you.
Room fees of personal nature, such as, laundry fees, telephone, service fees of valets, expenses on alcoholic drinks and what you buy from the mini bar. However, specified fees may be included.
Important Notice: Passengers are discouraged from purchasing admission packages from sources outside and trying to use them for this tour provided at a discounted price. In case they want to do so, they must arrange transport the same day.
|Attractions||Adult||Child(3-11 yrs)||Senior(65+ yrs)|
|Cave of the Winds, NY||$19.00||$16.00||$19.00|
|Corning Museum of Glass, NY||$22.00||$0.00||$18.70|
|Empire State Building, NY||$48.00||$42.00||$46.00|
|Jet Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY||$68.85||$42.34||$68.85|
|Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, NY||$33.00||$33.00||$33.00|
|Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY||$25.00||$14.75||$25.00|
|Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour, NY||$29.00||$19.00||$29.00|
|Niagara Falls Night Tour, NY||$35.00||$25.00||$35.00|
|One World Observatory, NY||$47.00||$35.00||$45.00|
|Statue of Liberty Cruise, NY||$30.00||$20.00||$25.00|
|The Museum of Modern Art, NY||$25.00||$0.00||$18.00|
|USS Intrepid, NY||$33.00||$24.00||$31.00|
|Washington DC In-depth Tour, DC||$35.00||$25.00||$35.00|
|Watkins Glen State Park, NY||$15.00||$10.00||$15.00|
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Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.
Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.
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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.
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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.
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.
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⇒ 16 days or more prior to departure - 10% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
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⇒ 8 days prior to departure – 100% tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no-show on the departure date 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.
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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.
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