6-Day Boston to Harvard University, Corning, Niagara Falls, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
Tour Code: GOL-BOS-213A
Duration: 6 Day(s) / 5 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
- 7 Days left
Experience: UNESCO, Family
Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...
Tour Guide:Chinese, English
Wed,Sat (2023-01-18 To 2023-12-31)
- Take a ride to the top of One World Trade Center while observing a stunning panoramic view of NYC!
- Walk around "The Crossroads of the World" at Times Square and take a Liberty Cruise to the icon of freedom.
- Take a trip to Washington D.C. and Niagara Falls for an unforgettable trip!
- We prioritize your safety by traveling with thoroughly disinfected sightseeing coaches 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.
- Explore the power of nature and take an in-depth tour to Niagara Falls!
- Walk into two of the world top ranked universities -- Havard University and MIT.
Airport Pickup Information:
1.Complimentary airport group pick-up service is provided at 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM. You may need to wait for other passengers.
2. Paid 24-hour pick-up service is also available for $120 per first two persons with $10 for each additional person.
3. Chinatown pick-up location is available, and passengers can be picked up by our free shuttle bus at a provided time (between 9 am to 10 pm) in advance.
Pick-up location: 88 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111
Thanks for choosing your vacation with us! Arriving at Logan International Airport (BO
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston Marlboro or Similar.
Depart from Boston in the morning, and heading to New York. At a first glance, traveling around the entire of New York City seems like the mission impossible; however, our highly organized tour is specially designed for you: by visiting amounts of famous landmarks, you will learn more of the city’s unique history, culture, and the core spirit of the New Yorkers!
Boston → New York → One World Trade Center Observatory (Optional, 70 mins) → USS Intrepid (Optional, 60 mins) → Liberty Cruise (Optional, 60 mins) → Times Square & Madame Tussauds New York (Optional，80 mins)
1. If the One World Trade Center Observatory is closed, we will visit the Empire State Building (Optional, 70 mins) instead.
Hotel: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A stunning park with amazing historical sites in Pennsylvania is Independence National Historical Park. The sites are related to history of United States Revolution.
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.
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: M Hotel Buffalo 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! Niagara Falls is a group of three waterfalls at the southern end of Niagara Gorge, spanning the border between the province of Ontario in Canada and the state of New York in the United States. Later, we will drive to Boston.
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) → Boston
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) → Boston
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: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston Marlboro 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.
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 comprises of mainly three waterfalls, the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Horseshoe Falls. The Niagara Falls Scenic Tour explores the top-notch charms of Niagara Falls, as well as get soaked in the mists of gigantic waterfalls while discovering the beauty of this world’s wonder.
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.
Situated close to Youngstown in New York, US, Old Fort Niagara is a reinforcement constructed to safeguard the interests of New France in America. The Niagara fall and the museum have made the place even more attractive.
On the north of the city of Niagara Falls, there is a park located in Niagara County known as Whirlpool State Park. From the hiking to the picnic tables and pavilions, everything can be enjoyed at this park.
In the morning, we will start the tour with explore Cambridge and Boston and taking the cruise to enjoy a breathtaking view of the Boston harbor. The next stop is the old Quincy Market. The Market was also surrounded by dozens of restaurants for dining option with a variety of authentic cuisines, and absolutely, you cannot miss the famous New England clam chowder.
Hotel → Harvard University In-Depth Tour(Optional, 60 mins) → Massachusetts Institute of Technology (20 mins) → Boston Harbor Cruise (Optional, 60 mins) → Quincy Market+Boston Lobster Meal (Lobster Meal for optional, 70 mins) → Airport Drop-off
Boston City Sightseeing pass by Old Trinity Cathedral, Hancock Building, Boston Athenaeum, Boston Park, Swan Lake Park, and overlook the Golden Dome of the State House.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a research based university, which is well-known for its intense and highly selective academics. There are 24 Nobel Prize winners and 22 Rhodes Scholars among the alumni of this institution.
The Boston Harbor cruise is lets you sit back relax and enjoy a wonderful ride through the glistering Boston waters as you catch a glimpse of the city’s gorgeous surroundings.
Located in the Faneuil Hall marketplace of downtown Boston, Quincy Market is a historic building that still presents itself as a souvenir marketplace and food court.
Quincy, nicknamed as the City of Presidents, is a state’s eighth largest city and a most important section of the Metropolitan Boston. It was founded in the year 1888, until now here the some of the famous personalities including American presidents, historians, and writers had made this city their home. It houses a wide variety of historical charms, as well as museums and similar tourist’s attractions.
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.
Most of the tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. A minivan can also be used depending on the number of people booking the tour.
Hotel Accommodation is included in tour.
This is a guided tour.
All Taxes are included.
Free Airport pick up is available on this tour. The Tour Package price will not include Mandatory Tour Guide tips for Airport Pickup.
Attraction Admission Info: The Senior person's age of Corning Museum of Glass has been updated to 62+years old.
Rates could alter without prior notice.
Airport pickup service charges $10/person.
Optional fees will be paid in cash to the guide. 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.
Daily Service charges for driver and the guide is $10 minimum per person.
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.
|Attractions||Adult||Child(3-11 yrs)||Senior(65+ yrs)|
|Boston Harbor Cruise, MA||$38.95||$34.95||$38.95|
|Boston Lobster Meal, MA||$38.00||$38.00||$38.00|
|Cave of the Winds, NY||$19.00||$16.00||$19.00|
|Corning Museum of Glass, NY||$22.00||$0.00||$18.70|
|Harvard & Yale University In-Depth Tour, MA||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00|
|Jet Boat New York, NY||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00|
|Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, NY||$47.89||$47.89||$47.89|
|Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY||$25.25||$14.75||$25.25|
|Niagara Fall Scenic Tour, NY||$45.00||$35.00||$43.00|
|Niagara Falls Night Tour, NY||$35.00||$25.00||$35.00|
|One World Observatory, NY||$47.00||$35.00||$45.00|
|Statue of Liberty, NY||$29.00||$20.00||$26.00|
|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||$13.00||$15.00|
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.
- Complimentary Airport Pickup service is available from Logan International Airport (BOS) between 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
- Meet the tour guide at the baggage claim area for Domestic arrivals and For international arrivals meet the guide outside at customs exit.
- Paid pickup service is available for 24 hours at MDW. $120 for 1 or 2 persons and $10 per additional person.
- Free Courtesy Shuttle available from Chinatown (88 Beach Street, Boston, MA 02111) between 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
- Customers can have the option to Self-check-in of the hotel room after 4:00 PM.
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.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
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.
⇒ 16 days or more prior to departure - 10% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
⇒ 9-15 days prior to departure - 50% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
⇒ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
I’m really glad that we departed on this bus journey in the summer season because Maid of the Mist boat tour was opened. It took us closer to falls on Niagara River. This was the best kind of tour one could ever wish for. It was incredible that we explored so many attractions in six days plus the hotels in which we stayed were just fine. I would definitely appreciate the efforts of the tour agency for making it so great. God Bless.
Last Christmas, my parents took our whole family on this tour. I thought this tour would take forever, but I was wrong because I had the best time of my life visiting the tourist places of America. In New York the Empire state building observatory was really a nice idea, I mean it was so wonderful to see the entire city from the tallest building. The tour took us so many countless destinations including Niagara Falls, White House, and Boston Harbor. It’s really stunning. I would love to take this tour again. Best Tour!
We were more than pleased to be on this tour. The time just flew away and we were packing to home. It was like the places were in front of the eyes like a cinema. Everything was beautiful and the accommodation places were also one of the best choices. The tour operator took good care of the people traveling in his bus and the bus was neat and comfortable. The guide spoke and was friendly with us and my children were very fond of him. The dining options were really good and I enjoyed every bit of this tour from the first day.
New York and Niagara Falls were the places that made us finally experience this bus tour from Boston. However, there were loads of amazing places to visit such as the Harvard University, Corning, of course, the Washington DC. The time we spend at Washington DC and at New York was the best, Niagara Falls was also fun, but we enjoyed at DC,even more, the space museum helped us learn and discover so much about the latest NASA’s space programs. The hotels at the end of the day remained always the decent, especially Crowne Plaza was the most luxurious hotel we stayed the night. A perfect bus tour for friends & families!
We weren’t expecting the tour leader could be super interfering to the passengers on board, although the entire tour was led by our tour leader who had been such a great help, despite all that, I couldn’t appreciate the intervening attitude. We enjoyed wandering around those wonderful places including the Niagara Falls, such a majestic beauty. We enjoyed visiting our destination, Harvard University, Boston Harbor cruise, Hudson River cruise, all made our time wonderful. We had such great meals and had quite the decent accommodations. Good days!
A lovely tour and this was not my first tour with this operator. Earlier I had been on a different tour and it was only for four days. Now this tour for six days also had good arrangements. The bus was convenient and well maintained as usual. I liked the schedule of the tour and they covered all the places. They did not rush us into visiting any of the places. It was like a movie seeing each new place, so beautiful. I was disappointed as on the last two days, I had an upset stomach and failed to enjoy to the core.