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6-Day Philadelphia to Boston, Washington DC, Niagara Falls, Corning and New York City Tour

Tour Code: GOL-PHI-121
Duration: 6 Day(s) / 5 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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6-Day Philadelphia to Boston, Washington DC, Niagara Falls, Corning and New York City Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Daily (2021-01-01 To 2021-12-31)

Highlights :

Explore Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, One Liberty Observation Deck, Madame Tussauds, Oval Office, White House, Korean War Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, US Capitol, Potomac River, Washington Monument, Smithsonian Institution, American Indian Museum, Corning Museum of Glass, Maid of the Mist cruise, Niagara Falls, Harvard University, MIT, Hancock Building, Boston Harbor, Quincy Market, One World Observatory, Statue of Liberty, Hudson River, Times Square, and Wall Street on our exciting bus tour starting from Philadelphia with special discounts and hotel reservations.  

  • Only the guides and drivers who have COVID 19 negative can provide services from now onwards. Drivers and Guides will wear the mask. They will disinfect the bus daily. Travelers will have to wear the mask and their temperature will be monitored regularly. Travelers will be provided with hand sanitizer and wipes. We recommend travelers to bring their own hand sanitizer also. Bus sitting will be based on the standards set by the Government.

Itinerary

In the morning, we head for Philadelphia where known as the birthplace of American democracy. At last, we will visit memorials, museums, and Americana characterize this historic city. 

Itinerary:

Philadelphia →Philadelphia Double Decker Tour(Optional, 60 mins) → Independence National Historical Park, The Philadelphia Congress Hall (Inside visit),Independence Hall (Outside visit) and Liberty Bell (Inside Visit) (100 mins) → Philadelphia One liberty observation deck (Optional, 50 mins) → Hotel → Washington D.C. Night Tour (Optional, 100 mins, including World War II Memorial, Washington Monument, Air Force Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Outside visit The Pentagon)

Special Notes: 

On the following dates, the Philadelphia Congress Hall is not allowed to visit inside:New Year'sDay(1/1/2020),Martin Luther King Day(1/20/2020),Presidents' Day(02/17/2020),Thanksgiving Day(11/26/2020),Christmas Day(12/25/2020)

Hotel: Holiday Inn Gaithersburg or Similar.


Attractions

Congress Hall, PA

A building near the 6th streets and intersection of chestnut is Congress Hall. It is situated in Pennsylvania and opened in the year of 1789.

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.

One Liberty Observation Deck, PA

The One Liberty Observation Deck in Philadelphia is located in the heart of the city and is easily accessible and is in walking distance from other major attractions. You can come here during the day, during the night or be it any season, even when covered with a blanket of snow, as it is open 365 days a year.

Philadelphia Double Decker Bus Tour, PA

The double-decker bus has always been a point of interest for tourists and the fact that it’s a tour through the whole of Philadelphia is what makes this bus amazing. The bus includes a total of 29 stops which means one can get off anytime. Another astonishing point is that the bus includes live commentary during the whole of the trip. The double-decker bus is a vintage bus designed on the basis of the London style and roams around the whole of Philadelphia during the tour.

Philadelphia, PA

A renowned American city with the tourist destinations like Independence Hall and Liberty Bell is Philadelphia. It is Pennsylvania’s largest city.

Washington DC Night Tour, DC

Washington DC is the capital city of the United States and is also a popular attraction. With the help of Washington DC Night Tours, tourists can enjoy and see everything that the city has to offer.

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 continue to visit the hub for American Today we continue to visit the hub for American politics and history. Visit inside of the US Capitol with a professional tour guide. And later, we will visit the library of Congress (Outside Visit) and Supreme Court of the US (Outside Visit). Explore more culture and history by taking DC sightseeing cruise and more. 

Itinerary:

Summer Itinerary: Apply when DC cruise resume

 Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial (40 mins) → White house (Outside Visit, 20 mins) → U.S. Capitol in-depth tour (Optional, 120 mins, include Supreme Court of the United States (Outside Visit)  & US national library (Outside Visit)) → DC Sightseeing Cruise (Optional, 60 mins) → Madame Tussauds President Gallery (Optional, 50 mins) →  Freely visit and explore Smithsonian Institution Museums (180 mins, Without tour guide's escort, Recommend National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of Natural History  and so on.)

We will also pass by: US Treasury, Washington Monument, etc.

Winter Itinerary: Apply when DC cruise closed

Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial (40 mins) → White house (Outside Visit, 20 mins) → U.S. Capitol in-depth tour (Optional, 120 mins, include Supreme Court of the United States (Outside Visit)  & US national library (Outside Visit)) → Madame Tussauds President Gallery (Optional, 50 mins) → → Freely visit and explore Smithsonian Institution Museums (180 mins, Without tour guide's escort, Recommend National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of Natural History and so on.)

We will also pass by: US Treasury, Washington Monument, etc.

Special Notes:

1. DC Sightseeing Cruise is usually to be closed from Jan to Mar.

2. If U.S. Capitol closed to visitors, we will see the exterior of the building from outside. The Capitol Visitor Center is open to visitors from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's and on Inauguration Day.

Hotel:Holiday Inn GaithersburgOr Crowne Plaza Harrisburg HersheyOr Holiday Inn Harrisburg/HersheyOr Four Point By Sheraton York Or similar.


Attractions

DC Cruise, DC

DC Cruise starts from March 15th, and there will be cherry blossom cruises. The boat tours are remarkable, and you can view the monuments and blossoms, besides enjoy at the bar having blossom drink specials. The monuments mesmerize as you see from moonlight cruises.

Madame Tussauds - Presidents Gallery, NY

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.

National Mall, DC

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.

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”.

US Supreme Court Building, DC

The building is founded in 1789, located in Washington, DC and open to the public except for weekend days, is the seat of Supreme Court and judicial branch. It features all the qualities that attract a tourist in DC. Visitors wait for hours to get into this supremely beautiful building. Two justice statues are located on both sides of US Supreme Court building in foreground. Every year local and international tourists visit this place to feast their eyes.

Washington, DC

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.

We will arrive at one of Fortune Global 500’s headquarters, Corning, to visit the Museum of Glass, which is dedicated to the history, art, and science behind glassmaking. After lunch, we are going to see the renowned Niagara Falls. Overlooking American Fall, the Horseshoe Fall and the Bridal Veil Fall, you will be astounded by the deafening roar of the falls. It’s the combination of height and volume that makes Niagara Falls so beautiful. 

Summer Itinerary: Apply when Maid of the Mist resume

Corning Museum of Glass(Optional, 90 mins) →Niagara Falls State Park US Niagara IMAX Movie (Optional, 30 mins) → Maid of the Mist(Optional, 30 mins) → Niagara Falls Night Tour (Optional, 90 mins)

Special notes:

  1. Maid of the Mist usually opens during late April to early November.

Winter Itinerary: Apply when Maid of the Mist closed

Corning Museum of Glass(Optional, 90 mins) → Niagara Falls State Park →US Niagara IMAX Movie( If time allows, Optional, 30 mins) → Niagara Falls Night Tour(Optional, 90 mins)

Hotel: Adam's Mark, Radisson, Holiday Inn or Similar.


Attractions

American Falls, NY

The American Falls is part of the three waterfalls that make up the Niagara Falls. It lets visitors enjoy an exhilarating experience of its beautiful surroundings and fascinating history.

Bridal Veil Falls, Niagara Falls, NY

Falling from a height of 181 feet, the rushing waters of the beautiful Bridal falls, located between Goat Island and Luna Island, drench you with their beauty and spray.

Corning Hot Glass Show, NY

It is a Glass show held in the corning museum of glass. The museum is all about the science, art and history of Glass. The Museum is located in New York City.

Corning Museum of Glass, NY

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

Corning, NY

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

Horseshoe Falls, NY

The place is sometimes also referred to as Canadian falls. Potentially the Horseshoe Falls are the part and parcel of the famous NiagaraFalls and is located on the Niagara River. It is known as the Canadian Falls due to its location in Canada.

Jet Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY

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 Ride, Niagara Falls, NY

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 Adventure Movie, NY

Niagara Adventure Movie Theater is built in the Niagara Falls State Park which is located in the City of Niagara Falls. It was built in 1885 and is a really famous tourists attraction,

Niagara Fall Scenic Tour, NY

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 Illumination, NY

The City of Niagara Falls is famous for its name and the beauty it contains, it is also the place for the famous Niagara Falls water fall, hence the name. it is visited by many people each year.

Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour, NY

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.

Niagara Falls, NY

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.

Old Fort Niagara, NY

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.

Whirlpool State Park, NY

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.

We will cross the upstate New York and leave for Boston when you enjoy the magnificent view of the Erie Canal and mountains on our comfortable tour vehicles.

Itinerary:

Niagara Falls In-depth tour (Optional, 120 Mins including Old Fort Niagara(60mins) and Whirlpool State Park(15mins) ) → Niagara Falls Jetboat (Optional, 60 mins) → Boston → Hotel

 

Special notes:

  1. If not join the Niagara In-depth Tour, you can stay at the Niagara Falls State Park with longer free time.
  2. Niagara Jetboat tour will be closed if the weather is extremer or river icy condition. Kid must be 4-year-old or above to be on board for safety concerns.

Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton, Four Points by Sheraton, Radisson or Similar.


Attractions

(MIT) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA

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.

Cambridge, MA

Cambridge is a city located in Middlesex County in the state if Massachusetts in the United States. The city is located in the north of Boston and was named “Cambridge” in honor of the University of Cambridge.

Harvard University In-depth Tour, MA

Harvard University is located at the heart of old Cambridge town in Boston. It is known as the world’s most leading educational institute attracting millions of tourists from all over the globe. Harvard University In-depth Tour let the visitors learn about the student culture, academics, as well as the history of the campus.

Harvard University, MA

Built in 1639, in Cambridge, MA, Harvard University is the oldest university in the United States. It is one of the most famous and highly ranked institutions in the world.

Jet Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY

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.

Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour, NY

The Niagara Falls is probably the most famous waterfall in the world. People can get in-depth tours of the Niagara Falls at very reasonable rates. The duration of these tours may vary.

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.

Itinerary: 

Boston Lobster Meal  (Optional, 60 mins) → Cambridge → Harvard University Tour (Optional, 60 mins)  → Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, passby) → Boston City Sightseeing (Bus tour) → Boston Harbor Cruise (Optional, 60 mins) → Quincy Market (50 mins) → New York

We will also pass by Old Trinity Cathedral, Hancock Building, Boston Athenaeum, Boston Park, Swan Lake Park, and overlook the Golden Dome of the State House.

Special Notes: 

There is no campus tour on 12/25/2020 and 1/1/2021,we will have guided tour with your tour leader on Christmas Day(12/25/2020)and New Year's Day(01/01/2021).

Hotel: Crowne (or Ramada) Plaza, Sheraton, Hilton, Courtyard by Marriott or Similar.


Attractions

Boston Harbor Cruise, MA

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.

Boston Lobster Dinner, MA

Give your taste buds the delight of eating the best Lobster ever. Boston is known for serving more than hundred varieties of Lobsters, so don’t miss out on this treat.

Boston, MA

Boston is one of the oldest cities of US, and the capital and the largest city of the state of Massachusetts. It is well known for being the center of education and culture due to it numerous International universities and colleges.

Quincy Market, MA

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.

At a first glance, travelling around the entire of New York City seems like the mission impossible; however, our highly organized tour is especially 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!

Itinerary:

NYC Trinity Church (Outside Visit) → Wall Street (25 mins) → Charging Bull (Taking Photos) → One World Observatory (Optional, 70 mins) → Liberty Cruise (Optional, 60 mins) → Times Square (20 mins) → U.S.S Intrepid (Optional, 60 mins) 

If time is available, we will additionally visit Madame Tussauds New York (Optional, 50 mins) → Metropolitan Museum (Optional,100 mins)  

We will also Pass by: the Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, World Trade Center and so on.

New York airport transfer is only available for the flights scheduled after 7:00 PM.

Note: We will arrange a return shuttle to Philadelphia without tour guide. Please double check with guide for exact drop off in Philadelphia.


Attractions

Freedom Tower, NY

The One World Trade Centre was formerly known as Freedom Tower. In the lower Manhattan NYC, it is the rebuilt World Trade Centre that was ruined in the 9/11 incident.

Hudson River Cruise, NY

It is a cruise trip given in the Hudson River, during the trip one can see the rondout creek’s shoreline, similarly during the sale one can see some islands as well which are located at the river center.

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.

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.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Founded privately in 1870, the

New York City, NY

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.

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.

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.

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.

USS Intrepid, NY

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.

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.


  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.


What's Excluded

 Attraction Admission Info:The Senior person's age of Corning Museum of Glass has been updated to 62+years old.

  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 $10 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.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
Boston Harbor Cruise, MA $22.00 $17.00 $20.00
Boston Lobster Dinner, MA $32.00 $32.00 $32.00
Buffet/Group meal in East Coast. $22.00 $15.00 $22.00
Corning Museum of Glass, NY $20.00 $0.00 $17.00
DC Cruise, DC $26.00 $18.00 $23.00
Harvard University In-depth Tour, MA $14.00 $12.00 $14.00
Jet Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY $69.00 $59.00 $69.00
Madame Tussauds - Presidents Gallery, NY $23.00 $17.00 $23.00
Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY $22.25 $13.00 $22.25
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY $25.00 $0.00 $17.00
Niagara Fall Scenic Tour, NY $45.00 $35.00 $43.00
One Liberty Observation Deck, PA $16.00 $11.00 $16.00
One World Observatory, NY $39.00 $32.00 $36.00
Philadelphia Double Decker Bus Tour, PA $36.00 $20.00 $34.00
Statue of Liberty Cruise, NY $29.00 $17.00 $24.00
The Philadelphia Congress Hall+ Liberty Bell+ US Capitol Tour (Inside Visit), PA $60.00 $45.00 $60.00
USS Intrepid, NY $33.00 $24.00 $31.00
Washington DC Night Tour, DC $35.00 $25.00 $35.00

  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

  • 21 S 5th St, (In Front of the Philadelphia Bourse) Philadelphia, PA 19106 at 10:30 AM

Return Location

  • 55-57 N 11 St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • 135-20 39th Ave, (Flushing Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel) Flushing, NY 11354
  • 87 Bowery St, Chinatown, Manhattan, New York, NY 10002
  • Free drop-off at LGA, EWR, JFK for return flights booked after 7:00 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 

⇒  A 15% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 13 days or more before the departure date.

⇒  A 40% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 3-12 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.

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

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.

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. 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.

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.

11. Final hotels booked may not be same as the one mentioned on the website.

Child Rate:

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

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

Responsibility

1.We highly recommend you to provide your flight details while booking tour with us or at least send us flight details via email 3 days before your tour departure. In case of non-compliance, you will be asked to join your hotel on the first day of tour at your own expense
 
2. Please check our return timings before booking your return flights at the end of the tour. During high season (National and Summer Holidays) book your flights at least 1 hour later than the suggested time.

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

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

Limao
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When the tour began in Philadelphia we were so excited. The bus made the first stop while just in a half mile, the tour leader was guiding us about the historical region of Philly. It was free information while we enjoy exploring the sites. We really enjoyed this journey. The buses were clean and quite comfortable in such a way that they had everything for a luxurious traveling, big seats, air conditioning, good space between seats, and the travel leader did a great job ion providing us the quality service. We loved the day at Niagara Falls, I think we should’ve reached there earlier, it could have been a lot more fun.

Divyanka
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the last time we went to Niagara Falls was on our honeymoon, now that we have 2 teenage kids, it was quite refreshing and memorable for us to visit that wonderful place again. There happen to be so many admission charges, at almost every place we toured, too bad for the people on a tight budget. However, calculating all the things such as food, admission charge, purchasing goods, hotels, paying the bus tour fee, have cost quite more than we expected. But it’s definitely the most experience the one could never miss. Good to be part of the Washington DC and New York City Tour. We explored so many wonderful places throughout the course of the bus journey. Cheers

Nigho
  • 48
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my wife and I have never been to Washington DC, as though it’s our country’s capital city, but rather we went to Vegas and another place. Thus, taking this bus tour with some friends and my wife turned out is to be a great choice in order to refresh our admiration of the country. We loved exploring DC and Niagara Falls. However, I remember the day we traveled so much in New York City that I got so tired, we planned on staying another night in New York City after the tour got finished. We left New York the very next morning and drove back to our hometown. Thanks a lot for this bus tour, though.

Callum Jenkins
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By traveling we can appreciate the delightful landscape in various places.We will witness firsthand numerous spots read of in books,and visit some well known urban areas and picturesque spots. I truly delighted in this rest of outing and our charming visit guide.

Brandon Grant
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My family flied from India to visit me. I purchased this bundle and went with. I should state that we had most great outings together. Certainly prescribe!

Liam McDonald
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My group of 8 truly appreciate this 6 days visit. The visit guide was in all respects neighborly, amusing, Well-sorted out tour. Both the visit manage and the transport driver are exceptionally proficient. I will prescribe this visit to everybody. We will do this visit once more.

Bethany Burke
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Highly recommend Goldenbustours. I do this 6-Day Philadelphia to Boston, Washington DC, Niagara Falls, Corning and New York City Tour with my family and it was amazing. Tour guide was very helpful and speaks English and Chinese.

Indira Babu
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I am really thankful to one friend of mine who recommended Golden Bus Tours to me. It is really an amazing company, their services are wonderful and their customer service team are very helpful and patient. Also the organization of the tour was really great. we moved exactly on time according to the schedule that was given to us by the tour guide, who was a really nice and helpful guy. Great job Golden Bus Tours.

Rakhi Anthony
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The best tour i had in many years. Great service and hospitality, tour guide is an amazing person, really helpful and friendly, yet very professional at the same time. both accommodation and transportation are really luxurious. We saw a lot of nice places for the first time like One Liberty Observation Deck, Madame Tussauds, Oval Office, White House, Korean War Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, US Capitol, Potomac River, Washington Monument, Smithsonian Institution, American Indian Museum, Corning Museum of Glass, Maid of the Mist cruise, Niagara Falls, Harvard University, MIT, Hancock Building, Boston Harbor, Quincy Market

Zhen K\'ung
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What an amazing company, it was my first tour with Golden Bus Tours and i really intend to do it again. The organization of the tour was great, we moved on time and according to the schedule, and the tour guide was really an amazing guy, very helpful and nice and really professional. The hotels were very clean and comfortable. We loved Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, One Liberty Observation Deck, Madame Tussauds, Oval Office, White House, Korean War Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, US Capitol, Potomac River, Washington Monument, Smithsonian Institution, American Indian Museum, Corning Museum of Glass, Maid of the Mist cruise, Niagara Falls, Harvard University, MIT, Hancock Building, Boston Harbor, Quincy Market

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