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8-Day Chicago to Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Washington DC, Detroit, New York and Niagara Falls Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

Tour Code: GOL-CHI-114A
Duration: 8 Day(s) / 7 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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8-Day Chicago to Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Washington DC, Detroit, New York and Niagara Falls Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Tue (2021-04-08 To 2021-11-30) | Tue,Wed,Sat (2021-06-01 To 2021-08-24)

Highlights :

Explore Magnificent Mile, Chicago River, Michigan Lakeside, Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, Navy Pier, Chicago Theatre, Michigan Avenue,  360 CHICAGO,  Chicago River, Chicago Pedway, General Motors Company, Henry Ford Museum, Point State Park, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial,  Korean War Memorial, Reflecting Pool, White House, U.S. Capitol, Potomac River, Baltimore Amish Village, Independence National Historical Park, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rockefeller Center, UN Headquarters, Ground Zero, Time Square Niagara Falls, Maid of the Mist, Falls Park, Niagara Whirlpool State Park, Old Fort Niagara American Fall, the Horseshoe Fall, Bridal Veil Fall Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on an exciting 8-day bus tour starting from Chicago with special discounts and exclusive offers.

  • Free Hotel Upgrade to Marriott's Sheraton Suites Chicago Elk Grove will be available on airport pick up Day, Chicago City Tour or Transfer City Tour.
  • Only the guides and drivers who have COVID 19 negative can provide services from now onwards. Drivers and Guides will wear the mask. They will disinfect the bus daily. Travelers will have to wear the mask and their temperature will be monitored regularly. Travelers will be provided with hand sanitizer and wipes. We recommend travelers to bring their own hand sanitizer also. Bus sitting will be based on the standards set by the Government.

Itinerary

Airport Pickup Information:

   1. Complementary airport pickup is provided between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. at O‟Hare Airport. (You may have to wait for other guests.) No complementary pick-up service at Midway airport.

   2. 24-hour charged pick-up service is available for the first two persons at $120 with $10 for each additional person.

 

The first day’s itinerary is for your reference only; the schedule is subject to change upon your arrival.

Fly from home to Chicago. For passengers arriving with domestic flights, please wait at Baggage Claim area; for passengers taking International flight, please wait at the Exit doors after retrieving your luggage. Tour guide will lead you to the meeting point.

For those guests who arrive at O‟Hare meeting point before 3:00pm, you will receive an additional gift - free transportation to the Fashion Outlets of Chicago which features many shopping and dining options, there‟s no complementary airport pickup and shopping option for Midway Airport arrival.

For passengers who arrive before 5:00pm, you are invited to join the night tour of Chicago at $25 per person. (*To arrange the night tour, it requires at least 4 guests enrolled.) 

Hotel:Wyndham Garden Elk Grove Village - O'HareOr equivalent
 

Attractions

Chicago Night Tour, IL

Chicago is a really beautiful city, it is worth visiting and becomes even more beautiful during the night. There are many services which will give a tour of the city at night and it is truly amazing.

This tour will show you the best of Chicago in one day. This is a world’s top architecture city with bold architectures. You will take a walk in the Millennium Park, see the Cloud Gate, enjoy the urban view of the city from 360 Chicago,and grab a bite of authentic Chicago at Giordano’s Pizza, Garrett Popcorn, Portillo's Hot Dog.

 

Itinerary: 

(Winter:11/15/2019 - 4/1/2020)

Millennium Park & Cloud Gate (40 mins) →  360 Chicago (Optional, 75 mins, including Tilt) → Lunch: Portillo’s Hot Dog (60 mins) → The Art Institute of Chicago (Optional, 120 mins) → United Center (30 mins) → Helicopter Experience Tour(Optional, minimum 2 people)→ Dinner: Giordano’s Pizza & Garrett Popcorn (60 mins)

 

(Summer:4/2/2020 -11/15/2020)

Millennium Park & Cloud Gate (20 mins) → Grant Park (10 mins) → Chicago Theater (Optional, 60 mins) → The Art Institute of Chicago (Optional, 120 mins) → Chicago Water Tower (15 mins) → Michigan Avenue (30 mins) → Chicago Cruise (Optional, 75 mins) → 360 Chicago (Optional, 75 mins, including Tilt) → Helicopter Experience Tour(Optional, minimum 2 people)

We will pass by: Navy Pier, Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain, Marina City, Trump International Hotel and Tower, Willis Tower Observation Deck

Special Notice: Chicago Cruise will be closed in Winter.

Hotel:Wyndham Garden Elk Grove Village - O'Hare Or equivalent
 

Attractions

Architectural Cruise, IL

Architectural Cruise is a great way to enjoy holidays, the cruise shows the best architecture of the state of Illinois. The architecture is adorned and appreciated by all and the cruise is extremely enjoyable.

Art Institute of Chicago, IL

The Art Institute of Chicago is an encyclopedic art museum. It features many different exhibits that are beautiful to watch. There are old master pieces there comprising of Asian art, Islamic art, Egyptian art and many more.

Chicago 360, IL

Chicago 360 located on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Center is an observatory which offers 360 degree views of the surroundings and up to four states are visible from up there. There is a skywalk and a coffee shop as well.

Chicago Bean (Cloud Gate), IL

Chicago Bean or Cloud Gate is a sculpture made by Indian born artist AnishKapoor. The sculpture is the center piece of the Millennium Park. It is made of stainless steel and has got the name of Chicago Bean because of its shape.

Chicago Cruise, IL

Chicago is one of the most popular cities of the United States and is visited by many people each year. One of the best way to tour Chicago is with a Chicago Cruise because with the help of a cruise people can see all the attractions of the city.

Chicago Theater, IL

Originally known as Balaban and Katz Chicago theatre, the Chicago Theatre is a landmark in State Street, Chicago. Opened in 1921, currently owned by Madison Square Garden, Inc. the theatre holds 3600 people and hosts stage plays, comedy, speeches, magic shows and music concerts.

Grant Park, IL

Grant Park is located in Kankakee county in Illinois, the park was established in 1883 and according to a census in 2010 the population of Grant Park is almost 1,331.

Michigan Avenue, IL

Refers to the street in the north-south in Chicago, The street runs at 100 east in the grid of Chicago, The Street’s northern end is at the Lake Michigan’s shore.

Millennium Park, IL

Refers to the public park which is actually located Chicago at loop community area. The park was established in order to celebrate the occasion of second Millennium.

In the morning, we are heading to the capital of automobiles - Detroit. We will stop at the headquarters of the General Motors Company, and then visit Henry Ford Museum, which is sponsored by the Ford Motor Company. There you will also have the chance to try the famous Detroit hot dog!

Itinerary: 

Detroit  Ford Piquette Avenue Plant (Optional, 75 mins)→ Ford Motor Company(30 mins)

Hotel:Fairfield Inn & Suites Youngstown Boardman/PolandOr equivalent
 

Attractions

Detroit, MI

In the Midwestern state of Michigan, there is a largest city of America known as Detroit. The famous company Motown Records has developed on this place.

The Henry Ford Museum, MI

The Henry Ford is a superbly great inside and outside multipart history museum and a national signpost of the country. With recreation, traditional exhibitions and resourcefulness, the museum is historic, above all.

In the morning, we will leave for Pittsburgh, "the Steel City" and go to the famous Point State Park, which is at the confluence of three rivers, gives you the fabulous view of the city of Pittsburgh. By the afternoon, we will head to Washington D.C. 

 

Itinerary: 

Duquesne Incline(Optional, 50 mins) → Point State Park (30 mins) → Lincoln Memorial、Korean War Memorial、Vietnam Veterans Memorial (45 mins) → D.C Sightseeing Cruise(Optional, 60 mins) → the White House (Outside visit, 20mins) 
 
Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Annapolis or Similar. 

Attractions

DC Cruise, DC

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

Duquesne, PA

A small city located within the Pittsburg Metropolitan Area along the river in Allegheny County is called Duquesne. Majority of tourists aren’t familiar with this beautiful tour destination.

Korean War Veterans Memorial, DC

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

Lincoln Memorial, DC

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

Point State Park, PA

It is a park spreading across 36 acres and is located in the Allegheny County (Pennsylvania, USA). The park is precisely located at the spot where the Ohio River gets formed after the meeting of Monongahela and Allegheny rivers.

The Duquesne Incline, PA

The Duquesne Incline is located in Pittsburgh, it is 800 feet in length and has operational since 1877. It is incline plane railroad that was designed by Samuel Diescher.

White House, DC

White House is an official residence/house of president of America and the place where every government’s strategies and plans devised. The architecture of this somehow classical mansion is a global icon.

Annapolis served as the seat of the Confederation Congress and temporary national capital of the United States. Baltimore, the colorful and diverse town, Maryland's largest city and economic hub, is recognized by its beautiful inner harbor where sits the Fort McHenry, birthplace of the U.S. national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”. The waterfront, Baltimore’s hub for tobacco trade with England in its earliest days, is surrounded with shops, restaurants and attractions that lure tourists and residents today. Then we will be heading to Lancaster to visit the Amish Cottage. Despite the development of the contemporary technologies in the 21st century, the Amish still live a rural way of life. At the village, don’t miss handmade pretzels and ice cream! Later on, drive north to Philadelphia where is known as the birthplace of American democracy. Arriving in New York by evening, you are invited to join our delicately tailored night tour for just $25 to get an initial contact with this “Sleepless City”.

 

Itinerary: 

US Capitol (Inside visit,120 mins) → Madame Tussaud's President Gallery (Optional, 60 mins) → Independence Hall & Liberty Bell (Outside visit, 45 mins) → New York Night Tour (Optional, 150 mins)

 

New York Night Tour Itinerary:Rockefeller Center (15 mins) → Times Square (30 mins) → An observation point in NJ (15 mins)

Hotel:Radisson Hotel Piscataway-SomersetOr Hotel Executive Suites Or Similar.


Attractions

Independence Hall, PA

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

Liberty Bell, PA

Liberty Bell Center is located in Philadelphia, PA, is the symbol of the American Revolution which was crafted in the year 1752.

Madame Tussauds - Presidents Gallery, NY

Madame Tussauds is a world famous wax museum, one museum is located in Washington DC and is famous for its Presidents Gallery. This gallery holds wax figures of all the US presidents to date.

New York City Night Tour, NY

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.

Rockefeller Center, NY

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.

Times Square, NY

Once called "The Crossroads of the World," this is nothing but an intersection in midtown Manhattan where Broadway and Seventh Avenue ends. Times Square is a popular destination of America and there is so much to do there.

US Capitol, DC

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.

At a first glance, travelling around the entire of New York City seems like the mission impossible; however, our highly organized tour is especially designed for you: by visiting amounts of famous landmarks, you will learn more of the city’s unique history, culture, and the core spirit of the New Yorkers! In New York, you might want to taste fresh bagels. The reason why bagels taste delicious here because NYC has the best quality water in the US. 

Itinerary: 

NYC Trinity Church(Outside Visit) →Wall Street (25 mins) → Charging Bull (Taking Photos) → One World Observatory (Optional, 70 mins) → Liberty Cruise (Optional, 60 mins) → Times Square (20 mins) → U.S.S Intrepid (Optional, 60 mins)  → Metropolitan Museum (Optional,100 mins)   

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

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Rockaway-Mt. Arlington or Similar.


Attractions

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Founded privately in 1870, the

New York City Night Tour, NY

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.

Statue of Liberty Cruise, NY

A symbol of America, a gift from French it is a tourist attraction and a place where 151 feet high statue stands. Nothing is better than watching the statue whilst cruising on a luxury Statue of Liberty Cruise.

Times Square, NY

Once called "The Crossroads of the World," this is nothing but an intersection in midtown Manhattan where Broadway and Seventh Avenue ends. Times Square is a popular destination of America and there is so much to do there.

Trinity Church, NY

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.

USS Intrepid, NY

It is famous museum located in the city of New York. The museum is basically a maritime and military history museum. The museum contains some historical ships and is hence a wonderful tourist spot for the visitors.

Wall Street, NY

The street-running blocks in the lower Manhattan of New York with 0.7 m long length is said to be as Wall Street. This leading financial center and powerful city is located in New York.

Driving through the hilly Pennsylvania and New York State, the several hours of ride becomes a perfect time to enjoy the rural sceneries. We will arrive at Niagara Falls around the noon. It’s the combination of height and volume that makes Niagara Falls so beautiful. We will spend a half day to explore the world wonder. You will have the chance to enjoy Buffalo wings invented in Buffalo, NY! 

 

Itinerary: 

Driving through the hilly Pennsylvania and New York State, the several hours of ride becomes a perfect time to enjoy the rural sceneries, arriving Niagara Falls in the afternoon →  Niagara Falls In-depth Tour(Optional, 120 mins,including Whirlpool State Park for 15 mins,Old Fort Niagara for 60 mins) → Cave of the Winds(Optional, 75 mins) → Niagara IMAX Movie (U.S Side)(Optional, 30 mins) → Maid of the Mist(Optional, 30 mins)

Special notes: 

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

2.Guests can choose free tour at Niagara Park instead of In-depth Tour.

Hotel: Fairfield Inn by Marriott Erie Millcreek Mall or Similar.


Attractions

American Falls, NY

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

Bridal Veil Falls, Niagara Falls, NY

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

Cave of the Winds, NY

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.

Horseshoe Falls, NY

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

Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY

Maid of the Mist Boat is a famous water ride that runs in Niagara Falls. The boat tour provide beautiful scenic views to the visitors.

Niagara Adventure Movie, NY

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

Niagara Fall Scenic Tour, NY

Niagara Falls comprises of mainly three waterfalls, the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Horseshoe Falls. The Niagara Falls Scenic Tour explores the top-notch charms of Niagara Falls, as well as get soaked in the mists of gigantic waterfalls while discovering the beauty of this world’s wonder.

Niagara Falls, NY

For over 75 years, visitors from across the globe come to Niagara Falls, They have been able to witness the impressive nighttime illumination of the American and Horseshoe falls. Every season visitors get to experience the autumn in a new way. Complete night-view of Niagara Falls on some summer evenings might be limited or not available because of the late sunset time and the US Federal Government rules on the driving hours.

Old Fort Niagara, NY

Situated close to Youngstown in New York, US, Old Fort Niagara is a reinforcement constructed to safeguard the interests of New France in America. The Niagara fall and the museum have made the place even more attractive.

Whirlpool State Park, NY

On the north of the city of Niagara Falls, there is a park located in Niagara County known as Whirlpool State Park. From the hiking to the picnic tables and pavilions, everything can be enjoyed at this park.

Cleveland is the biggest city along the Erie Lake in the State of Ohio. Here, we will visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, which is designed by the renowned designer I.M. Pei. Later on, we will head to Chicago. 

Itinerary: 

Cleveland → Rock N Roll Hall of Fame (Optional, 60 mins)→ Chicago

Note: Book your flights after 7:00 pm from O’Hare Airport


Attractions

Chicago, IL

The third most populated city in US, Chicago is an international hub for technology, industry, finance, commerce, transportation and telecommunication. The O’Hare airport is recorded to be the second busiest airport in terms of air traffic in the world.

Cleveland, OH

Cleveland is a city in the State of Ohio in the United States, it is located on the Northeastern side of Ohio and on the Southern Shore of Lake Erie. The city was founded as a village in 1796 and became a city inn 1836.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, OH

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum was established in 1983. It is located in Ohio, United States. It has been dedicated to all those who have influenced the music industry in some way.


  The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.

  The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.

  Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.

  You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.

  Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.

  Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.

  These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.

  Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.

Pricing


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What's Included

  Free Breakfast until 30 Sep, 2019.

  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.

  Free Airport pick up is available on this tour. The Tour Package price will not include Mandatory Tour Guide tips for Airport Pickup.


What's Excluded

        Breakfast available at the Hotel reception at cost of $12.99/Person

  It is possible for rates to change without notice.

  Airport pickup service charges $10/person.

  Cash payments of admission fee for Optional Activities would be made to the guide. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  Though meals and drinks are not a part of the package the guide will arrange them upon request.

  Minimum service charge for the driver and the guide will be $10 per person per day.

  Telephone services, laundry services, Alcoholic drinks and beverages are private room charges

  Travel insurance.

  Additional personal expenditure.

Note: Customers should not buy admission tickets or passes on their own and use them on this discounted tours. In case they do, they will have to arrange their own transport.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
Architectural Cruise, IL $39.00 $18.00 $35.00
Art Institute of Chicago, IL $25.00 $0.00 $25.00
Cave of the Winds, NY $19.00 $16.00 $19.00
Chicago 360, IL $28.00 $21.00 $28.00
Chicago Helicopter Experience Tour, IL $89.00 $89.00 $89.00
Chicago Night Tour, IL $25.00 $15.00 $25.00
Chicago Theater, IL $18.00 $13.00 $18.00
DC Cruise, DC $26.00 $18.00 $23.00
Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, MI $12.00 $10.00 $12.00
Madame Tussauds - Presidents Gallery, NY $23.00 $17.00 $23.00
Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY $22.25 $13.00 $22.25
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY $25.00 $0.00 $17.00
New York City Night Tour, NY $35.00 $25.00 $35.00
Niagara Fall Scenic Tour, NY $45.00 $35.00 $43.00
One World Observatory, NY $39.00 $32.00 $36.00
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, OH $26.00 $16.00 $24.00
Statue of Liberty Cruise, NY $29.00 $17.00 $24.00
The Duquesne Incline, PA $5.00 $2.50 $5.00
The Philadelphia Congress Hall+ Liberty Bell+ US Capitol Tour (Inside Visit), PA $60.00 $45.00 $60.00
USS Intrepid, NY $33.00 $24.00 $31.00

  All the prices are listed in USD.

  Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.

  Prices may change without any notice.

  Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.

  Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.

  Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.

  Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.

  A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.

  There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.

  Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • Free Airport Pickup service is available from O'Hare between 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Meet the tour guide at the baggage claim area.
  • From 9:00 PM to 9:00 AM $120 fee will be charged for 1 or 2 persons and $10 per additional person from  from O'Hare.
  • Paid pickup service is available for 24 hours at MDW. $120 for 1 or 2 persons and $10 per additional person.
  • Customers can have the option to Self-check-in of the hotel room after 4:00 PM.

Return Location

  • Kindly book your flights to depart from O'Hare(Airport) after 7:00 PM as there will be travel activities on the last day.Free Drop off to this Airport but only at the time mentioned before.
  • 207 W Cermak Rd. Chicago, IL 60616.

Important Notes

  Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).

  Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations

  There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.

  You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.

  Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.

  If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.

  If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.

  On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.

Policies

Cancellation and Refund Policy

No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from out travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that re-incurred when there is a cancellation of confirmed or pending bookings. As such, there are cancellation penalties or fees incurred. Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.

We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirement or circumstances beyond control. In case a cancellation is made at any given moment in time before departure, our only liability as GoldenBusTours will be to refund you, the passenger with the amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements inclusive of separate purchase of air tickets.

We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations.


Cancellation charges 

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

⇒  A 40% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 3-12 days or more before the departure date.

⇒  A 100% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 3 days before the departure date.

⇒  A 100% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs on departure day.

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

There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no show.

In order for there not to be a cancellation, a minimum number of participants are required. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip although every effort is made by us to ensure that normal operations are maintained.

Note: More 30 days after the completion of the tour, we cannot grant any refunds.

Buy 2 Get 3rd Free: 

⇒  In the case of free passenger cancellation kindly update us 7 days before the departure. 

⇒  In the case of late cancellation request or free passenger does not show up on tour day then $128 will be charged.

Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection. If you reschedule tour and later decides to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.

Reservation, Booking & Redemption

Terms & Conditions

Any travel service purchases indicate your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions set out herein.

You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.


Tour Confirmation

You will get an email immediately once you place an order. Tour Confirmation usually takes 2, 3 days except for urgent order. Urgent orders can be confirmed in a day or even few hours, but we can’t assure success in these cases. On fewer occasions, some of the others may require a longer period of time for confirmation. You are advised not to book airline tickets unless you have received the confirmation.


E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)

Your e-ticket includes complete operator information such as local telephone numbers at your destination. You are required to print the e-tickets and bring them along with you on the trip. They will be needed as proof of purchase.


Changes in Booking

You may incur a fee for any revisions or alterations made to the reservation when the booking has already been confirmed. Cancellation fees may be applied to things such as name changes or corrections. They may also apply to tour date changes or tour itinerary changes. Please note that no departure changes are permitted 72 hours before departure.


Changes in Tour Itinerary

We are continuously striving to improve tour itineraries and features. In the event of unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the control, we do reserve the right to vary the itineraries and to substitute hotels. Duplicate departures may operate during certain peak periods, sometimes in reverse order. As such, hotels may vary from those included on the itinerary pages.

Reschedule

​If you wish to reschedule your tour (change the departure date or choose a different tour) then a reschedule fees may be applied. A reschedule fees of $25 or 6% (which one is higher) will be applied. Please note that all reschedule requests should be made before 18 days of tour departure. Requests made after the mentioned duration shall not be entertained.​

Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.

Pricing

1. One room can accommodate maximum 4 people. Even if you are 5 people including 1 month old baby you still need 2 rooms.

2. If you can carry your child up to 3 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.

3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.

4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.

5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.

6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.

7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.

8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.

9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.

10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.

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

Child Rate:

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

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

Responsibility

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

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

4. You should either bring a printed copy of your E-Ticket or bring it in your smartphone on the day of tour departure. You should also bring a valid photo ID along with your E-Ticket. In the case of any issues for not carrying E-Ticket or Photo ID GoldenBusTour will not be responsible.

5.Make sure to provide a valid phone number so we can reach you in the case of any emergency.

6. Please read all important notes, inclusion, exclusion section, terms and conditions, policies and below notes.

    6a. Tour Operator holds the right to cancel the tour at any time depending on poor weather condition or some other unforeseen circumstances. However, GoldenBusTour will update its customers about the cancellation and shall not be held accountable for charges other than tour fees.

    6b. Change in tour price will not affect any confirmed booking.

    6c. Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.

7.You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.

8.Reach Departure location about 20 to 30 minutes before departure time. Unfortunately, no one will wait for you in case you get in late. The bus mostly has Bus Operator name and logo on it. Even if you are five minutes late and miss the bus then GoldenBusTours or Tour Operator will not be responsible. There will be no refund in this case. You will be charged 100% tour fee.

Reviews

Reviews

Shi
  • 49
  • 10

To take a tour by yourself might took our time therefore we consulted Golden Bus Tours for the tour and they offered us the deal of 8-days bus tour to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Pittsburg, Detroit and a number of other places. We enjoyed a lot. Hotels did offer a quality service. Best tour ever!

Bošk Crni
  • 44
  • 8

An eight days well-planned trip that took us to Chicago, Niagara Falls and many other important tourist destinations! It was a perfect trip; except for the hotels which did not provide comfortable services.

Quency
  • 43
  • 7

An eight day trip which was simply amazing! I went with my friends and we really enjoyed Cleveland, Niagara Falls, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Pittsburg, Detroit and Chicago Golden Bus Tours is just awesome! We did not have any problem. The guide was quite friendly and helped us a lot. I have recommended this trip to many friends.

Fengge
  • 40
  • 7

An eight days well-planned trip that took us to Chicago, Niagara Falls and many other important tourist destinations! It was a perfect trip; except for the hotels which did not provide comfortable services.

Huang Fu
  • 39
  • 6

Highly recommended. Even though the visiting pace might be way too fast in which I did not have enough time to visit some of my personal favorite locations, The tour guide is exceptionally experienced, awesome transportation comfort. Although this tour might fall a little bit short in terms of accommodation and weather. Other-wised, it was one hell of an interesting experience.

Joel
  • 39
  • 7

I’ve never seen such outstanding transport services. I really enjoyed sightseeing more than visiting the itineraries personally. Keep up the good services. Would like to visit these places again.

Leslie
  • 34
  • 6

Good to travel in Golden bus tours, but it would be better if they could check the bus seats. Some were not perfect and hard. Traveling for 8 days meant a lot and so convenience matters. But for it they tour was superb, they covered all the places mentioned.

Pierre
  • 29
  • 5

Summer vacations pose the greatest threat. This tour saved me on one occasion. I took my kids on this tour and they ended up enjoying it. The driver gave us a few jittery moments, but no untoward occurrences.

Trisha
  • 21
  • 6

Best tour of my life. They let us fully explore the stunning beauty of Chicago. I loved it. Although, we were taken to so many places and we actually enjoyed. Hotels were excellent. Since I am a huge fan of Rock and Roll Music therefore I really loved visit Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. For me this was the pick of the tour. Having said that it does not mean rest of the places were no good. Best eight days of my life!

Nanchan
  • 17
  • 5

Tour of eight days straight was good, it wasn’t bad. My family and I took this bus tour and they drove us to numerous famous places like Niagara Falls, Independence Halls, and White House. It was exhausting but we had fun! I think if you are looking for affordable option with lots of places to visit then this tour is best buy. However, the issue here is there are no rest days. So, at the end of the day you will be exhausted. I don’t think one can enjoy something if he is exhausted.

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