7-Day Philadelphia to Washington DC, Boston, Rhode Island, New York City, Corning Glass Museum and Niagara Falls Tour
Tour Code: GOL-PHI-108
Duration: 7 Day(s) / 6 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
- 7 Days left
Experience: UNESCO, Family
Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...
Tour Guide:Chinese, English
Daily (01/04/2019 To 12/29/2019) Mon, Fri (01/03/2020 To 12/31/2020)
Explore Niagara Falls, Independence Historical Park, Liberty Bell, Congress Hall, Statue of Washington, Lincoln Memorial, US Capitol, Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, Potomac River, Corning Museum of Glass, Maid of the Mist, Old Fort Niagara, Whirlpool State Park, Erie Canal, Harvard University, Swan Lake Park, Breakers Mansion, Yale University, Quincy Market, Boston Harbor, Broadway Musical Show, United States Military Academy, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, One World Observatory, Hudson River, USS Intrepid, Wall Street, Fifth Avenue, and Freedom Tower on our exciting 7-day bus tour starting from Philadelphia with hotels reservations and special discounts.
Our tour begins in Philadelphia in the morning. First, our tour group travels to Independence National Historical Park which is home to the country’s politically historical landmarks. Our tour guide will lead the visitors to Independence Hall and guests will have a special moment of exploring the exact place where the country’s democracy and the constitution were first signed in 1787 and it served as the Pennsylvania State House. Browse and learn the history of city’s iconic Liberty Bell, as well as witness the Statue of Washington and Congress Hall. Travel to Washington DC and make the first stop at Lincoln Memorial. It is one of the country’s most renowned landmarks honoring the American first president Abraham Lincoln; the giant presidential marble statue and the views of Reflecting Pool, Washington Monument, US Capitol, will captivate the visitors. Our tour group won’t miss paying visits to Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Korean War Memorial. Afterward, we arrive at Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum to browse the interactive exhibits depicting the science of space travel among well-known artifacts. Enjoy taking photographs with White House and US Capitol buildings before boarding a sightseeing cruise on Potomac River *we will visit the International Spy Museum in winters since the Potomac River remains closed for bad weather conditions. Witness the Thomas Jefferson Memorial and WWII Memorial before returning to the hotels.
Hotel: Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Shippen Place Hotel 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.
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.
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.
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 Center is located in Philadelphia, PA, is the symbol of the American Revolution which was crafted in the year 1752.
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.
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.
Lies on the coasts of Virginia's Potomac River, and similar to Seattle, tourists can enjoy the mesmerizing sights of Washington, by Potomac Cruise which is truly a place for a relaxing and enjoyable sightseeing experience of the capital city of America.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
We will arrive at one of Fortune Global 500’s headquarters, Corning, to visit the Museum of Glass, which is dedicated to the history, art, and science behind glassmaking. After lunch, we are going to see the renowned Niagara Falls. Overlooking American Fall, the Horseshoe Fall and the Bridal Veil Fall, you will be astounded by the deafening roar of the falls. It’s the combination of height and volume that makes Niagara Falls so beautiful.
Summer Itinerary: Apply when Maid of the Mist resume
Corning Museum of Glass (Optional, 90 mins) → Niagara Falls State Park →US Niagara IMAX Movie (Optional, 30 mins) → Maid of the Mist (Optional, 30 mins) → Niagara Falls Night Tour (Optional, 90 mins)
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)
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.
It is a Glass show held in the corning museum of glass. The museum is all about the science, art and history of Glass. The Museum is located in New York City.
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 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.
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 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 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.
The City of Niagara Falls is famous for its name and the beauty it contains, it is also the place for the famous Niagara Falls water fall, hence the name. it is visited by many people each year.
Niagara Falls is already a very beautiful place, it is famous for tourists who visit it in large numbers each year. It such an interesting place that people can even get an In-Depth tour so that they can understand the place better.
For over 75 years, visitors from across the globe come to Niagara Falls, They have been able to witness the impressive nighttime illumination of the American and Horseshoe falls. Every season visitors get to experience the autumn in a new way. Complete night-view of Niagara Falls on some summer evenings might be limited or not available because of the late sunset time and the US Federal Government rules on the driving hours.
Niagara River connects Lake Erie with Lake Ontario, flowing with the speed of 212,000 cubic feet per second. It provides scenic beauty to thousands of tourists every year. It is an important source of drainage for Lakes Superior, Huron, Michigan, and Erie, and almost 20% of the world’s available freshwater.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
Situated close to Youngstown in New York, US, Old Fort Niagara is a reinforcement constructed to safeguard the interests of New France in America. The Niagara fall and the museum have made the place even more attractive.
On the north of the city of Niagara Falls, there is a park located in Niagara County known as Whirlpool State Park. From the hiking to the picnic tables and pavilions, everything can be enjoyed at this park.
Start the day by heading towards Newport, Rhode Island. Upon arrival, we will make the first stop at Breakers Mansion which is known as the grandest and one of the oldest mansions in the country. The four-story building was built in a magnificent Neo-Italian Renaissance architecture. Our next stop is Yale University, the third oldest and a leading Ivy-league institute on the American soil. Discover charms of the campus on a guided tour which highlights the achievements and legacy of this oldest institute. Overnight return to the hotels.
Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton, Four Points by Sheraton, Radisson or Similar.
Effective from 1st January 2020
In the morning, we will start the tour with explore Cambridge and visit Harvard Campus. Taking the cruise to enjoy a breathtaking view of the Boston harbor. The next stop is the old Quincy Market. The Market was also surrounded by dozens of restaurants for dining options with a variety of authentic cuisines, and absolutely, you cannot miss the famous New England clam chowder. In the afternoon, guests will be taken to The Breakers at Newport, Rhode Island. The 4 - story waterfront building is not just one of the most famous but is the largest and grandest of the several historical Newport properties.
(Summer: apply when Plimoth Plantation resume):
Cambridge → Harvard Campus Tour （ 60mins ） → Boston City tour → Boston Harbor Cruise (Optional, 60 mins) → Quincy Market (50 mins) → Rhode Island → The Breakers (Optional, 90 mins) → Plimoth Plantation (Optional, 60 mins)
- Plimoth Plantation closing time is between January to mid ofMarch
- Passing By ： The Mayflower II 、 Plymouth Rock （ The Mayflower II will return to the Plymouth Harbor on MAY 2020, outside visit available at that time ）
（ Winter: apply when Plimoth Plantation closed ）
Cambridge → Harvard Campus Tour （ 60mins ） → Boston City tour → Boston Harbor Cruise (Optional, 60 mins) → Quincy Market (50 mins) → Rhode Island → The Breakers (Optional, 90 mins) → Long Wharf (60 mins) Boston City Tour will pass by: Old Trinity Cathedral, Hancock Building, Boston Athenaeum, Boston Park, Swan Lake Park, and overlook the Golden Dome of the State House.
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.
Boston is one of the oldest cities of US, and the capital and the largest city of the state of Massachusetts. It is well known for being the center of education and culture due to it numerous International universities and colleges.
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.
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.
New Haven has a total population of 862,477 according to a census in 2010. It is located in the state of Connecticut. New Haven was founded in 1638.
New Port is a seaside city in Rhode Island, the city was once recognized as a town in 1639 but then was later recognized as full-fledged city in 1784 and it has a population of 24,672.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
Cambridge → Massachusetts Institute of Technology In-Depth Tour&Charles River (Optional, 120 mins) → New York
Hotel: Crowne (or Ramada) Plaza, Sheraton, Hilton, Courtyard by Marriott 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.
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.
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, guests will be taken to West Point in New York which is home to the country’s oldest United States Military Academy. Explore the charms of this oldest military base dating back to early 1800s (a valid/government-issued identification is required to enter United States Military Academy). Next, out our group arrives Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. Here, guests surely appreciate getting a special sale discount on famous outlet brand shopping. Later, we will return to the hotels to spend the night.
Hotel: Crowne (or Ramada) Plaza, Sheraton, Hilton, Courtyard by Marriott or Similar.
It is the name of a Borough which is located at the meeting point of Atlantic Ocean and Hudson River. The tourist destinations of the borough are Empire State Building, Broadway Theater and sprawling Central Park.
The WestPoint Military Academy is a US Service Academy established in 1802. Lieutenant General Robert L. Caslen is the superintendent of this academy. There is a limit of 4294 students in the academy.
In the central valley New York, the famous outlet centre is known as Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. These outlets are opened in the year 1985 as a Simon Property Group Subsidiary.
Woodbury is a village and town in New York, Orange County, United States. It can be accessed conveniently from NYC. This is a premium outlet and features 220 stores with high name brands such as Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Coach, Burberry, Tory Burch and lots more. There are plenty of dining options.
Start off the day by exploring One World Observatory (from 2019). Continue the journey on Hudson River while boarding a sightseeing cruise (60-Mins) ship taking visitors closer to Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and more. Make a stop at USS Intrepid, a renowned naval aircraft carrier served in the Second World War, now it is opened for public exhibiting various Concorde aircraft and much more. Discover the world-renowned Wall Street in New York home to the New York Stock Exchange and Charging Bull statue. Guests will appreciate touring the old Trinity Church, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Madame Tussauds, and Times Square. For the rest of New York City Tour, we will browse the Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, United Nations Headquarters, Ground Zero, Freedom Tower, and more. After that, our tour will be concluded and our guests will be transferred to the major airport in New York (JFK/LGA/EWR) for the flights booked after 7:00 PM.
Note: We will arrange a return shuttle to Philadelphia without tour guide. Please double check with guide for exact drop off in Philadelphia.
A river that flows from north to south through East NYC is said to be as Hudson River. It has a total length of 507 kilometers. Lake Tear of the Clouds is connected to this lake.
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.
Founded privately in 1870, the "Met," as it is colloquially known, is a US National Historic Landmark, and an icon of New York City.
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 New York Stock Exchange or NYSE is often referred to as the Big Board, it is the world's largest stock exchange as far as market capitalization is concerned as it lists companies at $19.69 trillion.
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 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.
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.
The street-running blocks in the lower Manhattan of New York with 0.7 m long length is said to be as Wall Street. This leading financial center and powerful city is located in New York.
- The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.
- The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.
- Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.
- You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.
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- 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.
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.
|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|
|Breakers Mansion, RI||$26.00||$8.00||$26.00|
|Buffet/Group meal in East Coast.||$22.00||$16.00||$22.00|
|Corning Museum of Glass, NY||$20.00||$0.00||$17.00|
|DC Cruise, DC||$26.00||$18.00||$23.00|
|Harvard University In-depth Tour||$14.00||$12.00||$14.00|
|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||$19.25||$11.20||$19.25|
|Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY||$25.00||$0.00||$17.00|
|Niagara Adventure Movie, NY||$15.00||$11.00||$15.00|
|Niagara Fall Scenic Tour, NY||$45.00||$43.00||$35.00|
|Niagara Falls Night Tour, NY||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00|
|One World Trade Center, NY||$39.00||$32.00||$36.00|
|Philadelphia Double Decker Bus Tour, PA||$32.00||$12.00||$32.00|
|Plimoth Plantation, MA||$28.00||$16.00||$26.00|
|Potomac River Cruise, DC||$26.00||$18.00||$23.00|
|Statue of Liberty Cruise, NY||$29.00||$17.00||$24.00|
|US Capitol In-Depth Tour, DC||$28.00||$28.00||$28.00|
|USS Intrepid, NY||$33.00||$24.00||$31.00|
|West Point Military Academy, NY||$16.00||$13.00||$16.00|
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4. You should either bring a printed copy of your E-Ticket or bring it in your smartphone on the day of tour departure. You should also bring a valid photo ID along with your E-Ticket. In the case of any issues for not carrying E-Ticket or Photo ID GoldenBusTour will not be responsible.
5. Make sure to provide a valid phone number so we can reach you in the case of any emergency.
6. Please read all important notes, inclusion, exclusion section, terms and conditions, policies and below notes.
6a. Tour Operator holds the right to cancel the tour at any time depending on poor weather condition or some other unforeseen circumstances. However, GoldenBusTour will update its customers about the cancellation and shall not be held accountable for charges other than tour fees.
6b. Change in tour price will not affect any confirmed booking.
6c. Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.
7. You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.
8. Reach Departure location about 20 to 30 minutes before departure time. Unfortunately, no one will wait for you in case you get in late. The bus mostly has Bus Operator name and logo on it. Even if you are five minutes late and miss the bus then GoldenBusTours or Tour Operator will not be responsible. There will be no refund in this case. You will be charged 100% tour fee.
I loved seeing how they treated their guests in quite an appropriate and helpful manner. Everyone seemed so excited in the very beginning of the bus tour. Furthermore, there was a huge distance we covered on those buses with a travel guide. We started the journey in Philly and later went to Washington DC, New York, Boston, Niagara Falls, Newport, and some other major sites. The tour had such wonderful schedule in especially New York City which helped us to discover the authentic culture of that bustling old town. No matter what the age of the passengers was, everybody seemed to have a superb experience.
For a honeymoon, my fiancé and I planned to board the bus journey since we wanted to avoid any fatigues relating to travel. We selected this tour options that seemed quite reasonable for us due to the free ticket offer, we instantly booked the tour. Talking about those wonderful places we had on our scheduled days, they were pretty quite wonderful actually. The Breakers Mansion and Niagara Falls were the best spots on the 7 days bus tour expedition. I’m nothing but thankful for letting us have such a wonderful honeymoon for both of us. Thanks a lot.
we came from Vietnam a week earlier after we book the tour for 4 passengers online. Personally, I love America and on this bus tour, it just refreshed my admiration of the country. They also took us to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC which was a little sad to see all the soldiers buried in the ground. Despite the continuous back-to-back stops on the tour, we still managed to have good meals, although the tour was a bit expensive in terms of what they provided us. We chose to stay at the Hilton Lodge in New York City.
Bringing the family out on the tours has always been a great deal and massive drag for, the kids just got exhausted so early and I had to care of them in anyhow. We explored so many major cities in the United States some of the best were Washington DC, New York, and of course the Boston. The breakers mansion was wonderful too; they put so many efforts and money in protecting that historical building. Niagara Falls was fun because of the Misty Cruise we chose to experience. Good days!
Departing the tour from Philadelphia wasn’t just the right location for us since we live in Washington DC, we went to Philly joined the tour, and then they drove us back to DC for a City Tour. In the start the tour guide seemed pretty friendly to customers, after few days, we get to know each other and I just appreciate the way the bus tour was managed by the professional team, we didn’t waste a second, rather we spent time visiting the attractions and taking photographs. The destinations were definitely the best. Niagara Falls was wonderful.