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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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8-Day Chicago to Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Washington DC, Detroit, New York and Niagara Falls Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
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Departure City Chicago IL US
Return City Chicago IL US
Language Chinese and English
Available Days Tue(2017-04-01 To 2017-11-30)
Duration 8 Day(s) / 7 Night(s)
Tour code: GOL-CHI-114A

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.

Day 1
Hometown – Chicago Night Tour

Guests will fly from their hometown and arrive at Chicago city. For domestic flights guests will wait outside the luggage claim area for our guide, and the guests arriving from International flights will wait outside the Exit area for our tour guide.

Guests arriving at O'Hare International Airport before 3:00 PM will be taken to the famous Outlets of Chicago (free transportation) where numerous outlet brands and dining options will fascinate the guests.

Arrive before 5:00 PM to join our outstanding night tour of Chicago which includes several attractions such as Magnificent Mile, Chicago River, and Michigan Lakeside. There should be at least 4 people to conduct the night for $25/person.

Hotel: Comfort Inn O'Hare or Similar

Day 2
Chicago City Tour

On our second day, guests will set off in a morning and head straight to the Millennium Park. Enjoy the stunning view of the architectures, landscapes and the sculptures located in the park. Stop at the Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park, the largest artificial fountain on earth. In an afternoon, we will visit Navy Pier, Chicago Theatre, and Michigan Avenue. We will take a breathtaking view of the city from a thousand feet tall building named as 360 CHICAGO in Michigan Avenue. Guests will enjoy the Chicago River cruise while witnessing the magnificent view of the skyscrapers including Trump Tower, Willis Tower.

In winters, we will explore the Chicago Pedway, an underground tunnel connects with various restaurants, boutiques, shops and more.

Hotel: Comfort Inn O'Hare or Similar

Day 3
Chicago - Detroit

In the morning, our tour will head to Detroit. On reaching, guests will visit the main General Motors Company’s branch.  Continue to Henry Ford Museum and find the various unique and historic Fort automobile models and learn about the history of Ford automobiles.  Guests will find John F. Kennedy's presidential limousine, Thomas Edison's laboratory, Rosa Parks Bus and numerous other fascinating historic commodities in Henry Ford Museum.

Hotel: Quality Inn & Suites North Youngstown or Similar

Day 4
Detroit – Pittsburgh –Washington D.C.

We will leave our hotel in the morning and arrive at Pittsburg. Guests will visit Point State Park to view its spectacular beauty including the enticing view of three rivers crossing through the park. In the afternoon, our tour will head to the capital city of America, Washington DC. Our first destination in Washington DC would be Lincoln Memorial then we will continue to Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and Reflecting Pool. Guests will be taken to the White House (outside view only) and U.S. Capitol (outside view only). In the early evening, we will enjoy the Potomac River Cruise and we will witness few finest attractions including Thomas Jefferson Memorial, and Washington Monument,

Hotel: Comfort Inn Capital Beltway or Similar

Day 5
Baltimore – Amish Village – Philadelphia – New York

On our fifth day, our tour will travel to the largest city of Maryland, Baltimore.  Guests will travel through the enticing locations of the city. Then we will arrive at Lancaster to visit Amish Village. Explore the village and see how Amish people are living by following ancient culture. Next, our tour will travel to Philadelphia. Stop at Independence National Historical Park, where we will visit Independence Hall. We will also take you to the Philadelphia’s finest attractions including Liberty Bell, Statue of Washington, and Congress Hall. In the evening, the tour will reach New York and the guests will have a chance to take a 3-hour night out tour of the gorgeous city for just 25$ per head: enjoy at Rockefeller Center, Times Square, and Hudson River.

Hotel: Somerset, Holiday Inn Somerset, Hilton Parsippany or Similar

Day 6
New York City Tour

In the morning guests will overlook the entire New York City from the top story of Empire State Building. Enjoy the Hudson River Cruise and witness the magnificent sight of the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty. Guests will have a chance to visit USS Intrepid, the national heritage center. Continue to New York Stock Exchange, Charging Bull, Wall Street, and Trinity Church. In a late afternoon, enjoy exploring Metropolitan Museum of Art and Rockefeller Center. We will not miss visiting United Nations Headquarters, Ground Zero, Freedom Tower and Time Square. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Hotel: Somerset, Holiday Inn Somerset, Hilton Parsippany or Similar

Day 7
New York – Niagara Falls

In a morning guests will take a scenic ride through New York State to reach Niagara Falls by the early afternoon. Guests will enjoy the magnificent sight of American Fall, Horseshoe Fall, and the Bridal Veil Fall. In summers, we will have an opportunity to take Maid of the Mist boat ride (closed in winters) tour to take a closer look at the falls. Next, our guests will choose whether to self-explore Niagara Falls or to take a Niagara depth tour which costs 25$ per head. On Niagara depth tour we will explore the Niagara Whirlpool State Park and Old Fort Niagara. In the evening, our guests will watch Thundering Water Cultural Show to bring the night happy ending.

Hotel: Days Inn Erie, Comfort Inn Erie or Similar

Day 8
Cleveland – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – Chicago

Guests will leave for Cleveland early in a morning. Stop at Rock &Roll Hall of Fame and enjoy exploring the Rock & Roll music history. In the evening, guests will return to Chicago.

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

IMPORTANT NOTES
  • 1. The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.
cost includes

  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 Pickup is available on this tour.

cost Excludes

  It is possible for rates to change without notice.

  Airport pickup service charges $8/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 charges for the driver and the guide will be $8 per person per day.

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

  Travel insurance.

  Additional personal expenditure.

Note: Customers are encouraged not to buy admission packages outside and use them in this discounted tour. In case they do, transport need to be arranged the same day.



Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (62+ yrs)
Amish Farm and House, PA$20.00$13.00$20.00
Art Institute of Chicago, IL$25.00$0.00$19.00
Chicago 360, IL$25.00$18.00$25.00
Chicago Architecture Walk Tour, IL$20.00$15.00$20.00
Chicago Cruise, IL$35.00$21.00$32.00
Chicago Theater, IL$15.00$10.00$15.00
DC Cruise, DC$26.00$18.00$23.00
Empire State Building, NY$34.00$27.00$31.00
Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY$18.25$10.65$18.25
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY$25.00$0.00$17.00
Native American Cultural Show$20.95$13.00$20.95
New York City Night Tour, NY$25.00$15.00$25.00
Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour, NY$25.00$15.00$22.00
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, OH$23.50$18.00$14.00
Statue of Liberty Cruise, NY$29.00$17.00$24.00
The Henry Ford Museum, MI$21.00$16.00$19.00
Thundering Water Show, NY$20.95$13.00$20.95
USS Intrepid, NY$33.00$24.00$31.00
Important Notes
  • 1. All the prices are listed in USD.
  • 2. Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.
  • 3. Prices may change without any notice.
  • 4. Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.
  • 5. Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.
  • 6. Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.
  • 7. Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. 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 Locations

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.

Returns Locations

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.

Important Notes
  • 1. 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).
  • 2. Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.
  • 5. Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.
  • 6. If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.
  • 7. If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.
  • 8. On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.
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.

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.

Cancellation

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 60% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 3-10 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.

 

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.

An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties.

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.

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.

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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