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5-Day Washington DC to Philadelphia, New York, Yale University, Boston, Niagara Falls and Corning Tour

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5-Day Washington DC to Philadelphia, New York, Yale University, Boston, Niagara Falls and Corning Tour
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Departure City Washington DC US
Return City Buffalo NY US; Washington DC US
Language Chinese and English
Available Days Thu(2016-04-01 To 2019-12-31)
Duration 5 Day(s) / 4 Night(s)
Tour code GOL-WDC-145

Starting from a detailed tour of D.C., visit Capitol Hill, Washington Monument, Thomas Jefferson Memorial & Independence Hall and Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. Next up, you get to journey through all the main attractions of NYC on the second day. Yale University is our agenda for third day, where we will also visit the rest of Boston. Over the last two days we will visit Niagara Falls and Corning Glass Museum, which will end our trip and we’ll travel back to D.C.

Day 1
Washington DC – Philadelphia

Passengers shall be picked up at Chinatown at 8:00AM. Afterwards we will start our day with going by the Capitol Hill. Also, we will visit the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. The stop after that will be the White House. Since the White House stays shut to people in general, accordingly, visitors will be just permitted to take photographs from its outside. Visitors will also have the opportunity to see the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. We will also go to Philadelphia the origination of the United States. Here, we will invest some energy at the Independent Park to see the Independent Hall and the Liberty Bell.

Note: We will also take you to One Liberty Observation Deck in Philadelphia if we have enough time.

Hotel: Sheraton/ Hilton/ Doubletree/ Crown Plaza/ Radisson/ Hotel Somerset/ Holiday inn or Similar.

Day 2
New York City Tour

Our exceptionally sorted out visit is especially intended for you to take in more of the city's one of a kind history and the society. In the morning, we will begin the visit at the famous Wall Street, bringing pictures with Trinity Church, New York Stock Exchange and its well-known Charging Bull statue. Later, by venturing up to the Empire State Building Observation deck, visitors could take in the amazing view of all of Central Park and New York City. We shall proceed further with a voyage on the Hudson River to appreciate the city view from an entirely different angle. Later we shall visit the USS Intrepid, the famous aircraft carrier turned museum, carrying warship and national legacy that expenses $120 million.

Toward the end of the day, our transport vehicle will go by the Fifth Avenue, and Rockefeller Center. By halting at Times square and Broadway, you will have an opportunity to visit EITHER Madame Tussaud's to bring pictures with the acclaimed, OR the Ripley's Believe It or Not which is ideal for the individuals who need to inundate themselves in the irregular and the unforeseen. Lastly, we shall head to Washington DC for the final day of the trip.

Hotel: Sheraton Stamford/ Hilton Stamford/ Holiday Inn Stamford or Similar.

Day 3
Yale University – Boston

Our first stop will be Yale University. After an amazing red lobster feast in Boston, we will go to the city of Cambridge, MA and visit the Harvard University. For whatever remains of our Boston city visit, we will stop at the squares before the old Trinity Cathedral and the Hancock Building to take pictures for memory. In the meantime, we will go by Boston Park, Swan Lake Park, Boston Athenaeum, Boston Public Library, and the gold arch State House to discover a greater amount of this social city. We will take the Boston harbor journey toward the evening, review this old city and investigate its intriguing history. Investing energy in Quincy Market, where you can look for trinkets or attempt the well-known nearby nourishment—New England shellfish chowder.

Hotel: Clarion Hotel/ Holiday inn or Similar.

Day 4
Upstate New York – Niagara Falls

Driving alongside the Erie Canal, parallel to the upstate of New York, we will make a beeline for the glorious Niagara Falls. In Niagara Falls, visitors will be astounded by the stunning thunder of the American Fall, the Horseshoe Fall and the Bridal Veil Fall. Here, we will proceed with our visit in Niagara Falls by the well-known Maid of the Mist pontoon ride (which is only available after winters) which takes travelers as near the falls as could reasonably be expected. Totally, you won't miss the "Niagara: Legends of Adventure", an emotional 45-minute IMAX film on the new 45ft×25ft screen, to find the history and society of the Niagara Falls. What's more, there will be an energizing Traditional Native American Dance Show for visitors to appreciate the excellent local singing. Afterwards, visitors can decide to either go back to the state park or play for some time in Niagara Casino.

Hotel: Quality Inn & Suites at the Falls/ Days Inn at the Falls/ Holiday Inn at Niagara Falls or Similar.

Day 5
Niagara Falls – Corning – Washington DC

In the morning, you can either stay in the recreation center to see a greater amount of the falls, or, you can join the in-depth voyage through Niagara by going to Whirl Pool and the Old Fort of Niagara. (This incurs additional charges of $25/individual including a $13 ticket of Fort Niagara). After that, we will go to Corning Museum of Glass. Visitors here will be welcome to appreciate the Hot Glass Show which is performed by expert glass specialists. At last, we will come back to Washington D.C.

IMPORTANT NOTES
  • 1. The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.
cost includes

  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.

cost Excludes

  Fares for air travel and transport from home to and from the location chosen for pick-up.

  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 $8 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.

  Travel insurance.

  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 (62+ yrs)
Boston Harbor Cruise, MA$22.00$17.00$20.00
Corning Museum of Glass, NY$19.50$0.00$16.60
Empire State Building, NY$34.00$27.00$31.00
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, NY$33.00$24.00$31.00
Lobster Dinner, Boston, MA$32.00$32.00$32.00
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, NY$25.00$23.00$25.00
Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY$18.25$10.65$18.25
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY$25.00$0.00$17.00
Niagara Adventure Movie, NY$12.00$8.00$12.00
Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour$25.00$15.00$22.00
One Liberty Observation Deck, PA$19.00$14.00$19.00
Statue of Liberty Cruise, NY$29.00$17.00$24.00
Thundering Water Show, NY$20.95$13.00$20.95
Washington DC Night Tour, DC$25.00$15.00$25.00
Yale University, CT$11.00$7.00$11.00
Important Notes
  • 1. All the prices are listed in USD.
  • 2. Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.
  • 3. Prices may change without any notice.
  • 4. Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.
  • 5. Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.
  • 6. Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.
  • 7. Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. 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 Locations

460 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD, 20850 at 7:00 AM

610 F St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004 at 8:00 AM

Paid pickup service is available for 24 hours. $120 from(IAD/DCA), $200 from(BWI) for 1 or 2 persons and $10 per additional person will be charged.

Returns Locations

Free airport drop off service is available for return flight from BUF after 1:00 PM

610 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004 at 6:00PM

Important Notes
  • 1. 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).
  • 2. Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.
  • 5. Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.
  • 6. If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.
  • 7. If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.
  • 8. On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.
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.

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.

Cancellation

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 60% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 3-10 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.

 

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.

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.

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

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.

Lloyd
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A family tour was this bus tour. Good, the bus was neatly maintained and so was the other arrangements done. We had nothing to worry about. This 5 day tour to New York, Boston, Philadelphia, the most loved Niagara Falls, was an excellent tour. We recommend this operator and the package.

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