6-Day Washington DC to MIT, Yale University, Harvard University, Niagara Falls, Philadelphia, Boston and New York City Tour
Tour Code: GOL-WDC-147
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
Explore National Mall, Korean War Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, US Capitol, Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Capitol Hill, National Air and Space Museum, White House and US Capitol, Jefferson Memorial, WWII Memorial, Independence National Historical, Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, One World Observatory, Hudson River, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, USS Intrepid, Financial District, Wall Street, New York Stock Exchange, Charging Bull, Times Square, Madame Tussauds, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Freedom Tower, Yale University, Cambridge, Harvard University, MIT, Hancock Building, Trinity Cathedral, Boston Park, State House, Boston Harbor, Quincy Market, Erie Canal, Niagara Falls, Maid of the Mist, Niagara River, Whirlpool State Park, Old Fort Niagara on an exciting 6-day bus tour departing from Rockville and Washington DC with special discounts, hotel accommodations, and exclusive offers.
- 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.
We will start our tour from Washington D.C and Philadelphia would be our first destination to explore. We will take part in Philadelphia Double Decker to enjoy the city’s views for almost 60 minutes. We will visit Independence National Historical Park to enjoy the outside views of Independence Hall, The Philadelphia Congress Hall, and Liberty Bell inside approximately in 100 minutes. At the end of the day, guests can be a part of the New York night tour which would be for about 180 minutes.
- The New York night tour will cover Rockefeller Center in about 15 minutes, Times Square in about 30 minutes and the observation deck in New Jersey in about 15 minutes.
Hotel:Holiday Inn Newark International Airport North, The Heldrich Hotel & Conference Center, Sheraton Edison or Similar.
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.
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.
A stunning park with amazing historical sites in Pennsylvania is Independence National Historical Park. The sites are related to history of United States Revolution.
Liberty Bell Center is located in Philadelphia, PA, is the symbol of the American Revolution which was crafted in the year 1752.
One of the Big Apple's most popular spots for tourists, the New York City branch of this international chain of sculpture museums is a must see place.
New York is a really beautiful city, it becomes even more lively and beautiful in during the night. It is always recommended to go for a night tour of New York City as it is really exciting.
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.
A renowned American city with the tourist destinations like Independence Hall and Liberty Bell is Philadelphia. It is Pennsylvania’s largest city.
The Rockefeller Center is located in the New York City and is a popular tourist destination of America. It is a huge building with a massive set up for art, entertainment, shopping and much more.
Trinity Church, a functional, well-funded and historic church, is at 75 Broadway in Manhattan and close to the junction of Wall Street. Basically, it is visited for typical religious activities and marvelous architecture.
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 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 start our last day by enjoying the outside visit of the NYC Trinity Church. Next 25 minutes we will spend on Wall Street where guests can take pictures of Charging Bull. Later on, we will visit One World Observatory and spend almost 70 minutes there. In the next hour, guests will be able to adore the beauty of the Statue of Liberty Cruise. Next, we will explore Times Square and U.S.S Intrepid in almost 80 minutes. We will finish the day by visiting Madame Tussauds New York as optional for almost 50 minutes and Metropolitan Museum in almost 100 minutes.
Pass by attractions are Saks Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, World Trade Center and Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, World Trade Center.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Bridgeport, Sheraton Stamford Hotel, Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Centeror Similar.
Founded privately in 1870, the
New York is a really beautiful city, it becomes even more lively and beautiful in during the night. It is always recommended to go for a night tour of New York City as it is really exciting.
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.
Legitimately an “international phase” and not part of the America, the U.N. Headquarters practically mirrors worldwide collaboration. Constructed in 1947 and completed in 1961, the sight has captivating landscape on 18-1cre space expanded on the East River.
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.
We will start our third day of the tour by enjoying an outside visit to Yale University Campus Tour. Next, Cambridge Harvard University for an hour and we’ll pass by MIT. Enjoy City sightseeing of Boston and the Boston Lobster meal. Enjoy Harbor Cruise for almost 2 hours and Quincy Market visit for 40 minutes.
Pass by attractions are Old Trinity Cathedral, Swan Lake Park, Boston Athenaeum, Hancock Building, Boston Park, and overlook the Golden Dome of the State House.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Springfield South - EnfieldOr Hampton Inn Springfield South Enfield Or Similar.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
We will start our fourth day from Upstate New York. We will visit Niagara Falls State Park and enjoy optional Maid of the Mist for 30 minutes, IMAX Movie (U.S.) for 30 minutes, and Cave of the Winds for one and a half hours. We will Check in scenic hotel at Niagara Falls and enjoy the Niagara Falls Illumination(if we have sufficient time).
- Maid of the Mist is open for travelers from mid/late April to early November.
- Travelers can get a chance to see the beautiful fireworks in a Casino.
- Travelers can choose to enjoy walking from the other side(Canada)to see the Falls (No tour leader escort). A valid passport and green card/visa are required to enter Canada, Niagara Falls (if applicable).
- Due to bad weather conditions in the winter Cave of the Winds may be closed due to freezing weather and extreme road conditions.
Hotel: Quality Hotel & Suites at the Falls, Travelodge Niagara Falls at the Falls 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.
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.
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.
On the 5th day of our tour, we can enjoy an optional In-depth tour of Niagara Falls for 2 hours including Old Fort Niagara and Whirlpool State Park. Later Niagara Jetboat for 45 minutes and at the end will move toward Washington DC.
- Tourists can enjoy free time at Niagara Falls State Park If they do not participate in Niagara Falls In-depth Tour.
- Niagara Jet Boat may not be available during the storm, snow, icy conditions of the Niagara River for safety purposes. The minimum age would be 4 years for this ride.
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 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.
We will start the day by exploring the Thomas Jefferson Memorial for almost 20 minutes. Then tourists can spend approximately 120 minutes by the U.S. Capitol In-depth Tour including Outside visits (Supreme Court of the United States & Library of Congress). Later on, we will visit the Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 40 minutes. After this, we will move toward the White House to enjoy the outside views in about 20 minutes. At the end of the tour in the last 2 hours, we will learn about the history of the National Air and Space Museum and enjoy sightseeing by DC Sightseeing Cruise.
Pass by attractions are Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, WWII Memorial.
- When the U.S. Capitol is closed, we will see the building from outside. The Capitol Visitor Center opens for the visitors from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM through Monday to Saturday except for Special Days.
- If travelers can't visit the National Air and Space Museum. Tourists can visit the nearby attractions of Smithsonian Museums including the American History Museum, American Indian Museum, Freer Gallery of Art, African American Museum and Smithsonian Gardens.
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.
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.
Refers to a famous museum located in Washington DC (USA), the museum is well known for its historic Air crafts. The area of the museum is around 161,145 square foot.
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.
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.
The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.
The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.
Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.
You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.
Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.
Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.
These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.
Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.
Passengers will be picked up and dropped off at their chosen locations. (Please take notice of locations and times of pick up)
All tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. We may also use a minivan depending on the number of people booking the tour.
A professional tour escort will be with you throughout the tour.
Tour package price includes all the taxes.
Fares for air travel and transport from home to and from the location chosen for pick-up.
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.
Though the meals are excluded,but the guides will arrange them for you.
Room fees of personal nature, such as, laundry fees, telephone, service fees of valets, expenses on alcoholic drinks and what you buy from the mini bar. However, specified fees may be included.
Important Notice: Passengers are discouraged from purchasing admission packages from sources outside and trying to use them for this tour provided at a discounted price. In case they want to do so, they must arrange transport the same day.
|Attractions||Adult||Child(3-11 yrs)||Senior(65+ yrs)|
|Boston Harbor Cruise, MA||$38.95||$34.95||$38.95|
|Boston Lobster Dinner, MA||$32.00||$32.00||$32.00|
|Cave of the Winds, NY||$19.00||$16.00||$19.00|
|DC Cruise, DC||$26.00||$18.00||$23.00|
|Harvard University In-depth Tour, MA||$25.00||$15.00||$25.00|
|IMAX Theatre, Niagara Falls, NY||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00|
|Jet Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY||$68.85||$42.34||$68.85|
|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|
|Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY||$25.00||$0.00||$18.00|
|New York City Night Tour, NY||$60.00||$50.00||$60.00|
|Niagara Fall Scenic Tour, NY||$45.00||$35.00||$43.00|
|One World Observatory, NY||$47.00||$35.00||$45.00|
|Philadelphia Double Decker Bus Tour, PA||$36.00||$20.00||$34.00|
|Statue of Liberty Cruise, NY||$30.00||$20.00||$25.00|
|The Philadelphia Congress Hall+Liberty Bell (Inside Visit), PA||$32.00||$32.00||$32.00|
|USS Intrepid, NY||$33.00||$24.00||$31.00|
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.
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.
The tour was well executed. We visit many places, took loads of pictures, and had fun time at Niagara Falls (my ultimate dream fulfilled finally!). Enjoyed every bit of the moments we spent travelling, and looking around NYC. Also, the Corning glass museum tour was not only fun, but the tour guide was so helpful in explaining everything, and guiding us throughout the tour in such a friendly manner that it felt like he was just another traveller with us. I am definitely saving up for another tour next season! Kudos!
The tour was tiring, but exciting. I think the number of places should’ve been reduced, and we would rather be spending more time at one place, than short times on multiple. It, however, provided a lot of learning options for son who was travelling around States for the first time. He enjoyed a lot as well. As a whole, it was good enough, and very economical. I hope the company can offer more economical and learning tours around States for young parents like me.