6-Day Washington DC to New York, Boston, Chocolate Factory, Corning Museum, Niagara Falls and Yale university Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
Tour Code: GOL-WDC-166A
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
Thu,Sun (2020-01-01 To 2020-12-31)
Cover most well-known cities in the East: New York, Washington D.C., Hershey, Corning, Niagara Falls, Boston, New Haven. Provide overtime activity in each city at night, 100% guarantees to see the unique night view of each city.
- Reserve your seats with a small amount and pay the remaining amount to the Guide on the tour.
- Special offer: One post night hotel Stay+next day transfer to PH/DC package is available at $70/person.
Capital 360 (180mins)
Climbing to the highest building in Washington and entering the Congress, tour guide will give an in-depth explanation of the [US Capitol], [National Library], and [US Supreme Court]. 360-degree aerial view the Washington D.C., you can see FBI headquarters, CIA IRS and other office buildings. (If the Capitol Building and the National Library are close,deep exterior view of the Capitol Building instead).
Exterior view [South Gate of the White House] South Lawn, enter [Lincoln Memorial Hall], cross [Korean War Memorial Square] and [Armistice Line], and take a photoin front of [Freedom is not free] monument. Dive deep into the [Vietnam War Memorial].
Washington Night Tour (100mins)(Adult: $35/person; Child(under 12years old): $25/person):
Stay at the [Thomas Jeffthomaerson Memorial] to get the main idea the Declaration of Independence, stay in the Rose Garden at the north gate of the White House, the south side of Capitol Hill, and walk to the National World War II Memorial.
The Capitol Hill is located in Washington DC and is the seat of US Congress. The building dates back to the year 1800 but over the years it has been expanded and renovated with the addition of its well-known massive dome.
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.
The Library of Congress is a research library officially serving the United States Congress and is the United States the de facto national library. It is the oldest federal cultural institution. It is a beautiful building and visiting during Spring/Summer is time-consuming as it is crowded. The reading room view from the balcony is superb.
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.
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.
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.
Everyday hundreds of tourists and natives visit Vietnam Veterans Memorial to honor the veterans who lost their lives in Vietnam War. Built not much long ago, it is a place where you can see memorials and artifacts.
Washington DC In-depth tour implies covering the most significant places such as the Jefferson Memorial, US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Library of Congress, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Memorial, World War Memorial, White House, the Reflecting Pool, DC exclusive cruise along the Potomac River. Take photos in lots of different backdrops.
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.
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.
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.
Full-day tour A or B:(Confirm with the tour guide on the day of the tour)
A: World’s Largest(360 minutes)
Free time all day, guests can choose tovisit the six pavilions with the most tourists in the world: [National Air and Space Museum], the first aviation museum for tourists all over the world ranking; [Natural History Museum] has the world's largest blue diamond; [National Gallery], comparable to the Metropolitan Museum; [National History Museum], [National Archives], [National Museum of the American Indian]. There are 10 more, for a total of 16 Smithsonian Institution museums are free to visit.
B: Outlets (360 mins)
[Outlets National Pier] is a leisure, entertainment and shopping center in Washington, D.C. There are a lot of well-known direct-selling brand stores directly shops here. You can shop here all day long. There are also many good restaurants in the shopping center.
US Military (120 mins)(Adult: $35/person; Child(under 12years old): $25/person):
Tours of the exterior [the Pentagon] and the U.S. [Air Force Memorial], which are the best places to get a panoramic view of the Pentagon and the 9/11 memorial. The bus passes [Arlington National Cemetery]. Enter [Bureau of Engraving and Printing] to watch the whole process of printing U.S. dollars (*closed on weekends and limited in line in summer, if unable to enter, visit the shopping hall of the bureau of printing instead), and have the opportunity to buy the whole U.S. dollar
Walk through the Arlington Cemetery to see the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, Kennedy gravesites, U.S. Coast Guard Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and The Arlington House.
Founded privately in 1870, the
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.
The National Gallery of Art is attached to Sculpture Garden, it is an art museum and was privately established in 1937 and had recorded more than 4.2 million visitors in 2012.
The National Museum of Natural History is located in Washington DC and is administered by the Smithsonian Museum, it is open around the year and has recorded a total of 7.3 million visitors in 2014.
It is a part of Smithsonian Institutions, dedicated to the understanding of Native cultures and history in the Western Hemisphere. National Museum of the American Indian is home to over 800,000 exhibits, as well as a wide variety of photographic archive promoting Native culture, conversions, and traditional values.
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”.
Enter [Hershey Town] to visit [Hershey's Chocolate World],then take the [Hershey's Chocolate Tour] to visit the whole process of chocolate production.
Corning Glass (60mins)
Enter the antique [Corning Town], visit the world's top 500 glass industry center [Corning Museum of Glass], and purchase all kinds of rare glass crafts.
Watkins Glen(45mins)(*Considering of the time/traffic/weather)
(* Because the canyons are all rocks and waterfalls,will be closed on rainy days and winters, and opened to the public from May to October every year. Besides that, due to the long distance to the Niagara Fall, the driver’s driving time is restricted by law every day. If the traffic jams and weather of the day are not allowed, for security reasons, the company reserves the right to change or cancel the attraction.)
Watkins Canyon is located in the Five Fingers Lakes area of New York State in the United States. This is one of the most concentrated areas of waterfalls in the U.S. It is regarded as stratified rock geology and is eroded by glaciers and streams to form a strange landscape. There are about 400 miles of water in the two-mile gorge. There are 19 waterfalls along its route. Here, you can overlook the canyon along the edge walk, you can hike through the hiking trails in the canyon, and you can enjoy the waterfalls up close. Tourists love this canyon so much and named it “Millennium Glen”.
Finger Lakes (25mins)
Finger Lakes are a group of 11 long, narrow, roughly north–south lakes in an area informally called the Finger Lakes region in Central New York. The name of the lake is Indian. The Indian legend says the Creator was resting with his hands while creating everything. But geologists explain that Finger Lake was formed due to the continuous erosion of the land by glaciers during the Ice Age. Seneca Lake is the largest glacier Finger Lake in New York State, and the deepest lake in the state. Due to the unique climate of Lake Seneca, there are more than 50 wineries here, which arecomparable to California's NAPA winery.
Colorful Waterfall (120mins)(Adult: $35/person; Child(under 12years old): $25/person):
Deep into Niagara Falls State Park and see a wide range of exotic flowers; steps on the observation platform of Terrapin Point of Goat Island, and Luna Island, touch the water in the nearest distance. Experience the colorful night view of the three major waterfalls [Horseshoe Falls], [Bridal Veil Falls], and [American Falls],as well as the magnificent nature.
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.
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.
A glass-made museum located in the NYC is known as Corning Museum of Glass. The science, history and art of the glass can be seen at this place.
Corning is a city that is located in Steuben County in New York, it is situated on the Chemung River. The population of the city is around 11,000 and the city is named after Erastus Corning.
The group of eleven roughly north-south, narrow and long lakes in Central NYC is known as Finger Lakes. These lakes are suggested to be visited in the summer season to enjoy water rides.
Hershey’s Chocolate World is located in the chocolate town of Pennsylvania. It is actually the name given to eight different visitor centers which got started in Hershey.
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.
The scenery of the lake is splendid. The cruise has both Americana and Italian cuisine for your preference. Clean boat and the staff is courteous and knowledgeable. Here you will find one-hour sightseeing cruises also wine cruises and even full dinner cruises specialized for group tours or weddings.
Seneca Lake is the largest and deepest lake in the state of New York. Watkins Glen village is situated on the south end of the lake, and there are more than 50 wineries around the lake because of the unique microclimate created by the presence of the lake.
The Village located outside the Watkins Glen is known as Watkins Glen State Park. It is located in the region of Finger Lakes. The park remains open for public throughout the year.
Touching Niagara Fall(Summer: Maid of Mist; Winter: IMAX Movie,120minutes)
Through waterfall observation deck,you can overlook the spectacular Niagara Fall in the
Daytime. Put on raincoat, take the “Maid of Mist” cruise, through three big waterfalls, toward bravely Niagara Falls all the way, abundant river like energizes came to you, just in a hazy spray, you can feel the power and momentum of the waterfall. Out of the storm circle, it is like a boat returning from a previous adventure.(If Maid of Mist closed, substitute “IMAX movie legend”, which also can let you experience the Niagara Falls’ “thunder” and “lightning”, as if, as it were, but definitely not get “wet”.) .When back to the shore after the end falls,we come to the foot of the waterfallby following the tour guide. Along Niagara wooden walkway, climb halfway up the hill to the American Falls, closely feeling the splash of spectacular waterfall. Finally, we come to state park, where are many amusements and small shops in the summer, and sometimes a local flea market, selling local Indian artifacts.
World-famous university(60 minutes)
Firstly we go inside[Harvard] campus “Harvard yard”, standing on the doorstep of the [Harvard library] to take a “graduation picture”, touchthe legend of the [Mr. Harvard statue] on the campus of the “gold”left foot that must pass test every time. Through[Harvard students’ dormitory] and [Harvard Principal’s Office Building],then we pass by [Massachusetts institute of technology]. Across Charles Riverwhere Harvard studentsrowing Dragon Boat Raceevery year, and you will seefamous conservatory[Berklee College of Music] where a lot of stars/singers graduated from.
We will come to Boston Chinatown in the evening (60 minutes) to enjoy the local food, the very famous fresh Boston lobster dinner are highly recommended. (*Meal costs on your own expense).
Boston Night Tour(60 minutes)(Adult: $35/person; Child(under 12years old): $25/person):
Visiting the [Mother’s Cathedral] and the [Reflecting Pool],then we will head to [Beacon Hill] and standunder the gas lamps on the street, as of the time goes back to the 18th century, [Massachusetts State House] under the lights is extremely bright. Stop at [FanPier Park], which is the best place to see the panoramic view of Boston. Nextto the [Tea Boat], you can enjoy the great view of [Boston harbor].
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.
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.
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.
Just like other impressive wonders of the nature, there is a sacred place for the Native American people. Thundering Water Cultural Show uses the art of dance as a storytelling medium in order to display the impact that the autumns have had on Native American culture.
World-famous building (45 minutes)
Stop at the shooting spot of the famous movie “National Treasure” -[BostonTrinity Church], aRichardson Romanesque architecture. And with the nearby [John Hancock Tower] designed by the famous Chinese American architect I. M.Pei,becomes the ‘building within building’ on [Copley Square].
The Freedom Trail(60 minutes)
Tour guide brings you a deep tour of walking to [Boston Freedom Trail],which takes you to Boston Park, Park Street Church, Barnyard Cemetery, the Golden State Capitol, the old State Capitol, the old city Council Farnell Hall, and the site of the Boston Massacre.The Revolutionary Cradle (60 minutes)
Arriving at the source of the American revolution – [Terminal of Boston Tea Party], and the nearby[Quincy Market], has food stalls from all over the country for you to choose. We highly recommend New England clam chowder and lobster rolls as Boston specialty.
Exclusive offer free attraction: Yale University (60 minutes)
We will visit [Yale University] as the "Mother of American Colleges". Most of its graduates are the founders of the most famous universities in the United States. Besides it, the number of yalesworking as American business leaders is far higher than the other universities. We entered Yale from the front gate of Yale, [Phelps arch], and take a picture with the American national hero “Nathan Hale”, the first U.S. central intelligence officer;Yale's lucky President“Theodore Dwight Woolsey” who is as famous as Harvard's ‘golden’ left foot and a statue of “Abraham Pierson”, the first President of Yale.
New York Night tour (180 mins)(Adult: $35/person; Child(under 12years old): $25/person):
[Brooklyn Bridge Park] → [Rockefeller Center] → [Times Square]
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.
Enjoy the impressive view of New York City walking on the Brooklyn Bridge which is an hybrid cable suspension bridge with striking architecture.
Copley Square is a famous location in Boston due to its hotels and their best living accommodations. Almost every hotel in this place provides a scenic view of bay to the residents.
A 2.5 miles long path located in the downtown of Boston is called Freedom Trail. The self-guided tour of this trail can also be enjoyed through Freedom Trail map available at the location.
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.
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.
Located in the Faneuil Hall marketplace of downtown Boston, Quincy Market is a historic building that still presents itself as a souvenir marketplace and food court.
Quincy, nicknamed as the City of Presidents, is a state’s eighth largest city and a most important section of the Metropolitan Boston. It was founded in the year 1888, until now here the some of the famous personalities including American presidents, historians, and writers had made this city their home. It houses a wide variety of historical charms, as well as museums and similar tourist’s attractions.
The 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.
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.
Trinity Church is situated in Boston's higher class area i.e. Back Bay neighborhood. It is a district of Episcopal Diocese; this church’s stylish and lavish building has become a famous landmark in downtown.
Get a glimpse of the history and architecture of the Yale University guided by the college students themselves. They will tell you about the 300 years tale of Yale and student life at the twelve residential colleges. For undergrad students, there is a special Undergraduate Admissions Tour. Apart from these, there are self-guided tours, foreign language tour, Mp3 Tour and a Kids’ Architectural Treasure Hunt.
The private Ivy League research university in New Haven USA is Yale University. In the year 1701, the university has been founded for the research students in all over the world.
World Finance (120mins)
Step into [Wall Street], exterior view[Trinity Church], [New York Stock Exchange], and [Federal Reserve Bank]; take photo with [George Washington Statue], [Wall Street Bronze Bull], enter into World Trade Center Station [Oculus], visit [Ground Zero] [Reflecting Void], exterior view [New World Trade Center Tower 1] / [Freedom Tower].
Take the [Cruise of Liberty] around the island to view the [The Statue of Liberty], [Skyline of Lower Manhattan], [Brooklyn Bridge], [Manhattan Bridge], [Williamsburg Bridge], [Alice Island], [Government Island], [USS Intrepid], [Cruise Terminal].
Enter [Times Square] to experience the atmosphere of countdown each new year, take a photo in front of the [NASDAQ Stock Exchange] and [Broadway theatre]. Enter [Grand Central Terminal].
Enter visit [United Nations] (If it is closed on weekends, [New York Library] instead.）
*After the trip:
1.Tickets for return to Philadelphia are not included. Guests are required to purchase tickets by themselves or ask the tour guide for help; and they can leave tour at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Times Square.
- Free transfer to three New York airports: Please book flight departs from JFK/LGAairportafter 19:00PM, EWR airport after 20:00.
- Special offer: “One post night hotel + next day transfer to PH/DC” package at the cost of $70/person, guest can pay the fee to tour guide to arrange.
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.
The site is well known for the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States of America as the world Trade Centre previously stood at the place which is known called Ground Zero.
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.
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.
A symbol of America, a gift from French it is a tourist attraction and a place where 151 feet high statue stands. Nothing is better than watching the statue whilst cruising on a luxury Statue of Liberty Cruise.
Statue of Liberty is a splendidly huge sculpture situated on Liberty Island, New York, US. The visitors love to see this famous symbol of freedom and the history attached to it.
Once called "The Crossroads of the World," this is nothing but an intersection in midtown Manhattan where Broadway and Seventh Avenue ends. Times Square is a popular destination of America and there is so much to do there.
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 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. No refund will be issued for any attraction that you will miss.
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. Tour Guide usually speak the language based on Group size.
Tour Package price includes only deposit to reserve seats. This reservation amount is the partial amount of Bus Transportation and Hotel stay. The remaining amount mentioned in WHAT'S EXCLUDED will be paid in Cash to the Travel Guide on Day 1.
Inclusive of all taxes.
Bus transportation, Hotel stay, admission fee(Exclusion table below) and parking fee mentioned below will be collected on Day 1 by the Tour Guide.
|Baby Occupy Seat 0-2||$120|
Fares for air travel and transport from home to and from the location chosen for pick-up.
The cost of the Night Tour is not included in this balance. It will be paid in cash to the Tour Guide.
Airport pickup service charges $12/person.
Expenditure for personal purposes.
A minimum tip of $12 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.
1. 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.
2. Prices of the attractions mentioned in ATTRACTION PRICES table are just for reference. The price mentioned in point 1 already includes attraction prices except Night Tour. No refund in case you skip them.
|Attractions||Adult||Child(3-11 yrs)||Senior (65+ yrs)|
|Authority Center Tour (United Nation/Largest Public Library), NY||$39.00||$36.00||$34.00|
|Boston Night Tour, MA||$35.00||$25.00||$35.00|
|Chocolate World (Hershey Factory Mini Car Tour + Hershey History Exploration), PA||$49.00||$44.00||$46.00|
|Landmark exploration (Grand Central+Time Square), NY||$25.00||$20.00||$22.00|
|Mysterious Exploration (Money Factory+Air Force Memorial + The Pentagon outside View), DC||$35.00||$25.00||$35.00|
|New York City Night Tour, NY||$25.00||$15.00||$25.00|
|Niagara Fall Night Tour(Illuminated+Niagara Fall Park+American Fall), NY||$35.00||$25.00||$35.00|
|Revolutionary Cradle (Tea Party Harbor+Quincy Market), MA||$25.00||$20.00||$22.00|
|Statue of Liberty Cruise, NY||$29.00||$24.00||$26.00|
|Touch of the Falls (Observation Desk, Maid of Mist/IMAX, Goat Island, and Luna Island, NY||$69.00||$64.00||$66.00|
|Washington DC Night Tour, DC||$26.00||$16.00||$21.00|
|Watkins Glen and Finger Lakes, NY||$35.00||$30.00||$32.00|
|World famous University (Visit inside Harvard University+Pass By MIT+Berklee College of Music), MA||$25.00||$20.00||$22.00|
|World Speech Landmark (White House South Side + Visit Inside Lincoln Memorial), DC||$39.00||$34.00||$36.00|
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 only include a deposit to reserve the seats, which is a partial payment to reserve hotels and space on the bus. Remaining amount of hotel and bus transportation will be collected by the Tour Guide on departure date.
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. City Passed not allowed.
A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free or Buy 2 Get 2 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. Please refer to cancellation policy for cancellation charges of free 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.
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. The 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.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
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.
⇒ 25% of transaction amount (whichever is higher) cancellation fee will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 5 days or more before the departure date.
⇒ A 100% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 5 days before the departure date.
6% handling and Processing Fee in case of any refund for all transactions.
There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no show.
Cancellation or 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.
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.
For any refund case, we do include the discount offered already. This is where GoldenBusTours is playing its role to make sure its customers get the best available deal at an affordable price.
No refund request or complaint will be entertained after 30 days of tour departure. You have to send a formal complaint through email.
⇒ In the case of free passenger cancellation kindly update us 5 days before the departure.
⇒ In the case of late cancellation request or free passenger does not show up on tour day then $260 will be charged for 4 days or above tour and $130 will be charged for 3 days or less tour.
Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.
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.
⇒ 7 days prior to departure - 80% of the tour fees will be charged as reschedule fees.
⇒ 3 days prior to departure – 100% tour fees will be charged as reschedule fees.
1. One room can accommodate maximum 4 people. Even if you are 5 people including 1 month old baby you still need 2 rooms.
2. If you can carry your child up to 3 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.
3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.
4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.
5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.
6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.
7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.
8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.
9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.
10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.
Child 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 operator was very cooperative from the day of booking. In fact, he arranged everything as we expected. The tour day first day was exciting and this excitement was until the last day, the 6th day of the tour. The places we visited were also many and they were highly significant places. The luxurious bus was new and I loved the fresh smell it had every day as we boarded. The tour guide and the driver ensured all the comforts in the bus and explained every bit of the detail in and out. A knowledgeable guide was helpful all the way.
I am going on this tour for the second time. This tour operator is good and as I had already had a good experience with this tour operator, I had nothing to check upon. I just got my tickets booked and boarded the bus for this 6 days tour. Everything was organized, planned and the hotel accommodations were fairly good. They did a perfect job as usual, but the only problem was the guide in the bus. His English was not fluent and though he tried to explain, it was difficult to understand. Otherwise, the tour was really great and interesting