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

Tour Code: GOL-PHI-106
Duration: 6 Day(s) / 5 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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6-Day Philadelphia to Corning Museum, Niagara Falls, New Haven, Boston, Washington DC and New York Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Daily (2018-12-01 To 12/29/2019) Mon, Fri (01/03/2020 To 12/31/2020)

Highlights :

Explore US Capitol, White House, Lincoln Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Potomac River, Air & Space Museum, Corning Museum of Glass, Maid of the Mist, Niagara Whirlpool State Park, Old Fort Niagara, Harvard University, Trinity Cathedral, Boston Harbor, Quincy Market, Breakers mansion, The Fifth Avenue and Broadway Musical on our exciting bus tour starting from Philadelphia with special discounts and hotel accommodations.

Itinerary

Our tour will begin at Philadelphia in the morning. At first, our group will explore the Independence National Historical Park. Enter the Independence Hall where Constitution and Democracy of America were first debated and signed. Also, browse the iconic Liberty Bell, Washington Statue, Congress Hall, and similar sites in the Philadelphia. Later, our group will travel to Washington DC. Make stops at the grand monuments in Washington DC including Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and Korean War Memorial. Guests will be fascinated by exploring the renowned Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum which houses a wide variety of displays depicting the science of space and air traveling including the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia, and an authentic lunar rock. Make stops at the White House and US Capitol for some photography. Later, our tour group will enjoy a sightseeing cruise on Potomac River (due to Potomac river being closed in winters, enjoy visiting the International Spy Museum instead). While roaming around this political city, we will pass by the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, WWII Memorial, and many other great sites. Return to the hotels overnight.

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, Crowne Plaza, Shippen Place Hotel, 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.

Independence Hall, PA

Located in the Independence National Historical Park, the Independence Hall is the location where both the United States Constitution and Declaration of Independence were debated, written, and ratified by the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Independence National Historical Park, PA

A stunning park with amazing historical sites in Pennsylvania is Independence National Historical Park. The sites are related to history of United States Revolution.

Korean War Veterans Memorial, DC

This memorial of Korean War Veterans is built in honors of those marines who fought for their country. A nice place with good architecture located south of the Reflecting Pool at the National Mall where you can see many artifacts.

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.

Lincoln Memorial, DC

Refers to the monument constructed in honor of Abraham Lincoln who was the 16th president of United States of America. The monument is situated at the west of national Mall in Washington.

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.

National World War II Memorial, DC

The World War II Memorial is memorial that was established in order to commemorate the fellow Americans who served the armed forces during the World War II.

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.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial, DC

This is a Thomas Jefferson Memorial; he served as the third president of the United States. This remarkable neoclassical building has been standing since 1943. It has been estimated that more than 2 million people visit the memorial each year.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, DC

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

Washington Monument, DC

On the National Mall in Washington, Washington Monument is an obelisk designated in October 1966. More than 600,000 visitors visit this park every year. It has been reopened for tourists after repairing due to earthquake and hurricane in Virginia.

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.

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 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. 

Itinerary:

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 BuffaloOr Radisson Hotel Niagara Falls-Grand IslandOr DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Buffalo - Amherst or Similar. 
 

Attractions

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.

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, 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.

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 Boston North ShoreOr Four Points by Sheraton Wakefield Boston Hotel Or Radisson Hotel & Suites Chelmsford-LowelOr Same level

Attractions

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

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.

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.

In the morning, the first stop of the day is Harvard University, a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Then we will continue the tour with some exploration of Boston by taking the cruise to enjoy a breathtaking view of the Boston harbor. After that, we will see around the old Quincy Market, which is 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. And later, we will visit the smallest state in the US – Rhode Island, and visiting the Breakers mansion, one of the largest and grandest of the several historical Newport "cottages" that dot the ritzy coastline. The last stop of the day will be Plimoth Plantation, a living museum dedicated to telling the history of Plymouth Colony from the perspective of both the Pilgrims and the Native Wampanoag people.

Itinerary:

(Summer: apply when Plimoth Plantation resume)

Boston Lobster Meal  (Optional, 60 mins) → Cambridge → Harvard University In-Depth Tour(Optional, 60 mins) → Boston City Sightseeing (Bus Tour) → Boston Harbor Cruise (Optional, 60 mins) → Quincy Market (50 mins) → Rhode Island → The Breakers Mansion (Optional, 75 mins) → Plimoth Plantation (Optional, 60 mins)

Special notes: 

1.Plimoth Plantation will only close to the public between January and March, 2020

2.Pass by: Mayflower Ship , Plymouth Rock (Mayflower Ship will be back to State Pier in May, 2020, and outside visit will be available by then)

3.Boston City Sightseeing includes Old Trinity Cathedral, Hancock Building, Boston Athenaeum, Boston Park, Swan Lake Park, and overlook the Golden Dome of the State House.

Itinerary:

(Winter: apply when Plimoth Plantation closed)

Boston Lobster Meal  (Optional, 60 mins) → Cambridge → Harvard University In-Depth Tour(Optional, 60 mins) → Boston City Sightseeing (Bus Tour) → Boston Harbor Cruise (Optional, 60 mins) → Quincy Market (50 mins) → Rhode Island  The Breakers Mansion (Optional, 75 mins) → Long Wharf(60 mins)

Special notes: 

1.Plimoth Plantation will only close to the public between January and March, 2020

2.Boston City Sightseeing includes Old Trinity Cathedral, Hancock Building, Boston Athenaeum, Boston Park, Swan Lake Park, and overlook the Golden Dome of the State House.

Hotel:DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North ShoreOr Four Points by Sheraton Wakefield Boston Hotel Or Radisson Hotel & Suites Chelmsford-Lowel or Similar.


Attractions

Boston Athenaeum, MA

As one of the oldest and most eminent independent libraries and cultural institutions in the United States, Boston Athenaeum is a wonderful spot to get lost in rich history.

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.

Breakers Mansion, RI

Breakers Mansion is the crown jewel of the Newport mansions symbolizing wealth and opulence. It is a 70 room Italian Renaissance- style palazzo created by international craftsmen and artisans.

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.

John Hancock Tower, MA

The John Hancock Tower or the John Hancock Center is a 100 story building in Boston. It is 1,127 feet tall, its construction started in 1965 and was completed in 1969.

Plimoth Plantation, MA

A historical museum in Plymouth Massachusetts founded in 1672 is known as Plimoth Plantation. In the 17th century, this park was established by the natives of the state.

Plymouth, MA

The Plymouth County’s town that is based on a very small portion of America’s population is known as Plymouth. The culture, folklore and history of America get higher prominence at this place.

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.

Rhode Island, RI

Rhode Island is a state in the New England which is a region of United States. It is officially called as the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. It is also nick named as the Ocean State.

Swan Lake State Park, MA

Swan Lake State Park is a mesmerizing and iconic park, administrated by CCCB. It spreads over 510 acre, while 110 acre is covered by lake. The visitors enjoy walking on trails and swimming in the park.

The Breakers, RI

The Breakers is a well-known point located on Atlantic Ocean in the US. A trip to The Breakers with family and kids is a great fun and cool seeing of urban lifestyle.

Heading to Cambridge in the morning for our first stop at Massachusetts Institute of Technology – one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the world. Its campus spans roughly a mile along the north side of the Charles River basin. We will attend the official tour at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.After being amazed by the world’s top university, we will return back to New York.

Itinerary:

Cambridge → Massachusetts Institute of Technology In-Depth Tour & Charles River (Optional, 120 mins) → New York

Hotel: Wyndham Garden, Crowne Plaza, Courtyard, Hilton Garden, Holiday Inn, 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.

Charles River, MA

The Charles River is a famous river which is primarily located on the eastern side of Massachusetts. The length of the river is 80 miles. The river passes through around 23 cities and concludes at the Atlantic Ocean.

In the morning, we will set off to discover the core beauty of the New York City. Start the New York City Tour by visiting the Empire State Building; visitors will get on the top-floor of the building where located the Observatory overlooking the stunning views of this bustling town, as well as the Hudson River and the Central Park. Take a cruise (60-Mins) on the Hudson to browse the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and the twinkling skylines of New York City. Next, make a stop at US Intrepid which holds a wide variety of super airliners and the other aircraft. Enter the Wall Street of New York. Here, we will witness the New York Stock Exchange and Charging Bull. Enjoy taking a tour of the Trinity Church and the bustling Time Square, the crossroads of the world. While roaming around this lively city, our tour group will pass by the top-notch landmarks ranging from Fifth Avenue to Rockefeller Center, United Nations Headquarters, Ground Zero and Freedom Tower. If time is available, explore Metropolitan Museum of Art, the largest art museum in the world, and the Madame Tussauds Museum. Our tour will be concluded in New York City, and our guests will be transferred to airports of New York (JFK/LGA/EWR) for the flights scheduled after 7:00 PM.


Attractions

Empire State Building, NY

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

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, NY

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

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, NY

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.

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.


  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.

  Rates could alter without prior notice.

  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.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
(MIT) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA $14.00 $12.00 $14.00
Boston Harbor Cruise, MA $22.00 $17.00 $20.00
Boston Lobster Dinner, MA $32.00 $32.00 $32.00
Breakers Mansion, RI $26.00 $8.00 $26.00
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
Empire State Building, NY $39.20 $34.00 $38.20
Harvard University In-depth Tour, MA $14.00 $12.00 $14.00
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, NY $33.00 $24.00 $31.00
Jet Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY $69.00 $59.00 $69.00
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, NY $25.00 $23.00 $25.00
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 Adventure Movie, NY $12.00 $9.00 $12.00
Niagara Fall Scenic Tour, NY $45.00 $35.00 $43.00
Niagara Falls Night Tour, NY $30.00 $25.00 $30.00
One World Observatory, NY $39.00 $32.00 $36.00
One World Trade Center, NY $39.00 $32.00 $36.00
Philadelphia Double Decker Bus Tour, PA $36.00 $20.00 $34.00
Plimoth Plantation, MA $30.00 $18.00 $28.00
Statue of Liberty Cruise, NY $29.00 $17.00 $24.00
US Capitol In-Depth Tour, DC $28.00 $28.00 $28.00

  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, (Front of the Philadelphia Bourse Mall) Philadelphia, PA 19106 at 8:00 AM

Return Location

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

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

Gibson
  • 76
  • 11

Nice tour, well arranged as per the schedule. But we had to get up early to visit places and that’s the only thing that I dislike as I had to cut my sleeping time. The 6 day tour to the world’s best places is remarkable and the bus tour was affordable.

Bolin
  • 68
  • 10

Entire tour was well planned. Nice hotel bookings. The tour guide was very helpful, energetic, also had great command and authority/discipline. She knew exactly what to do, how, and why. This was a wonderful tour!

Allen
  • 66
  • 14

I would only say three words… Amazing, Spectacular and Unforgettable Tour. Literally, I mostly don’t bother myself to talk to people in online forums but I couldn’t resist without telling this.

Ehuang
  • 66
  • 9

Boston, Washington DC, Niagara Falls and more in freaking five amazing days! Every place was at its best and so were the fancy hotels. My fiancé and I just loved every bit of it. We didn’t really miss anything. We made sure we saw everything there was to explore. GoldenBus Tours has certainly done a wonderful job arranging such detailed tours at these prices.

Peter Mort
  • 65
  • 9

This was a trip that my brother recommended. I went with my boyfriend to places that I always wanted to visit, including the Niagara Falls, which was at its best. I loved to admire nature with all its might and Niagara was the perfect place. The tip is extremely special as my boyfriend became my fiancé and that was the best thing in my life. I have recommended it to my friends.

Mathiew
  • 53
  • 7

This trip was well worth the money. John, the tour guide, was excellent. This was a bilingual tour, so he had to translate everything into English and Chinese. He did an outstanding job. The trip was non-stop action all day. Early starts and late arrivals was the norm. Every day was full of sites to see. If you have never been to this part of the country, this trip is for you.

Gautier
  • 50
  • 6

Just completed this excursion and it was undoubtedly fun. The bus tour covered all the important places. I got to see several vantage points and enjoyed every bit of the tour. A 6 day tour was my first opportunity as I have been on 2 and 3 day tours. I recommend.

YING
  • 17
  • 5

I’m glad that we toured a lot of places that I couldn’t even imagine I could visit in the first place. I always wanted to see around the Harvard University and with the help of this great bus tour I’m glad to admit that we explored the best out of that campus. Spending the day exploring the Washington DC was a great idea, as we discovered so many sites there, especially the Potomac River cruise was such a memorable. However, throughout the journey, we took really great photos. At the end of the day, we always had the finest hotels to stay. This trip was basically a birthday present for my wife and enjoyed a lot with me. I’m so amazed by the quality services by the tour management.

Jay
  • 17
  • 2

If you ask me about my experience I would there was nothing so special about it. We rambled around the Washington DC and New York and Boston and visited the finest sites there. I have been to those places and cities many times before so there was nothing new to me. Nevertheless, my friends seemed to enjoy a lot as it was there first bus trip and everybody received a luxury service throughout the course of the bus trip. It is a must take a tour if you have been to those places before. Plus, the Yale University helped us learned about that institute. Thanks again for this great bus journey, and that Jonathan guy, who was our travel host, great guidance by him.

Yue Yan
  • 0
  • 0

The tour was really very well organized, we moved exactly on time, there was no delay and even during the tour we were right on schedule, it was a great effort from the tour guide who was a great guy by the way. The accommodation was really comfortable, really clean and cozy hotels and we saw some amazing places. It was really a great tour and great experience. I really hope i can do it again some time

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