8-Day Chicago to Detroit, Baltimore, Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York City and Time Square New Year's Eve Countdown Tour

Tour Code: GOL-CHI-150
Duration: 8 Day(s) / 7 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
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8-Day Chicago to Detroit, Baltimore, Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York City and Time Square New Year's Eve Countdown Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

2018-12-26

Highlights :

Join a guided tour from Chicago to explore the Millennium Park, downtown Chicago, the Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain, Navy Pier, the Chicago Theatre, Michigan Ave, 360 CHICAGO, Detroit, The General Motors Company headquarters, Henry Ford Museum, Pittsburgh, the Point State Park, Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, Baltimore, Hershey’s Chocolate World, Amish Village, Philadelphia, the Independence National Historical Park, the Liberty Bell, the Statue of Washington, Congress Hall, New York City, the Rockefeller Center, the Times Square, Hudson Riverside, Empire State Building Observation deck, USS INTREPID, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wall Street, Times Square, Finger Lakes, Cornell University, Cleveland, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and much more excitement.

A pack of handwarmer.
Indoor waiting area.
Hotel shuttle service leaving at 6:30 pm, 9:00 pm and 1:30 am (1st January).

Itinerary

In the morning, we will pick up travelers and mark the beginning of this wonderful tour in Chicago. First, we will visit the Millennium Park, here we will walk around and sightsee its superb architecture, sculpture and landscape design. Then we will move through Cloud Gate. After that, we will take a stop at the Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain. Our next stop will be the Navy Pier. Then we will explore the Chicago Theatre. Then we will head to Michigan Ave, here we will sightsee Grant Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, boutique stores, shopping malls, and the historical Chicago Water Tower. Later, we will visit 360 CHICAGO and enjoy the best view of this city. From the top, we will sightsee the beautiful Lake Michigan, majestic skyline, views of downtown Chicago, the lakefront and four neighboring states. After this exciting experience, we will join a walking tour and learn more about this beautiful architectural city. Our trained Tour Guide will lead the tour and we will sightsee the beautiful Chicago River, several renowned buildings in Chicago. Following the walking tour, we will go to the hotel to spend the night.

Hotel: Best Western O’Hare or Similar. 


Attractions

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.

Buckingham Fountain, IL

A Chicago landmark, Buckingham Fountain is one of the largest fountains of the world and inspires people with its striking beauty.

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 Architecture Walk Tour, IL

Chicago is famous for its architecture whether it is a financial district or any downtown neighbourhood all the buildings have stories behind them. One can visit all the iconic skyscrapers or may be houses designed by legendary architect FL Wright, elegant hotels, etc.

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 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.

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.

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.

Navy Pier, IL

The Navy pier is located in Chicago, Illinois and is 3,300 feet long, it was built in 1916 and cost $4.5 million, since then it has been a popular attraction.

On the second day, we will and leave Chicago and head towards Detroit. It is the capital of automobiles. Here we will visit the headquarters of the General Motors Company and also take pictures there. Our next stop will be Henry Ford Museum. Here we will sightsee the unique exhibition of cars and learn about the history of Ford and its Industrial revolution. Head to the hotel for night stay.

Hotel: Quality Inn & Suites North Youngstown or Similar. 


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 of the third day, we will leave Detroit and travel to Pittsburgh. It is recognized as the Steel City and the City of Bridges. We will visit Point State Park and enjoy the marvelous view of Pittsburgh. After that, we will travel to Washington, D.C. Upon arrival, we will explore the Lincoln Memorial, the Reflecting Pool, the Korean War Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Next, we will take photos of the White House and the U.S. Capitol from outside due to the visit limitation for the public. Then we will take an exclusive DC cruise on the Potomac River and enjoy the beautiful view of the town. Along the way, we will also witness and pass by the WWII Memorial, the Washington Monument, Thomas Jefferson Memorial and more. Night stay will be at the hotel.

Hotel: Comfort Inn Capital Beltway or Similar. 


Attractions

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.

Pittsburgh, PA

The second biggest city in the Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth is Pittsburg. The city is famous for its beautiful locations and colorful lights.

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.

Potomac River Cruise, DC

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.

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.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, DC

Everyday hundreds of tourists and natives visit Vietnam Veterans Memorial to honor the veterans who lost their lives in Vietnam War. Built not much long ago, it is a place where you can see memorials and artifacts.

Washington, DC

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, 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.

In the morning of the fourth day, we will explore the economic hub of Maryland; Baltimore city. We will sightsee shops, restaurants, and many other beautiful attractions. Then we will visit Hershey’s Chocolate World, it is located in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Here we will enjoy the taste of freshly made tasty chocolates and also see the thrilling 4D Chocolate Mystery Show. We will travel towards Lancaster County to visit the Amish Village. Here we will adore its rural way of life. After that, we will head to Philadelphia. We will visit the Independence National Historical Park, here we will walk around and enjoy some free time. Inside tour of the Independence Hall recalls some special movements of history. Then we will witness the Liberty Bell, Congress Hall, the Statue of Washington and other great attractions. Don’t miss to capture memorable movements. Our night stay will be in New Jersey.

Hotel: Somerset, Holiday Inn Somerset or Similar. 


Attractions

Amish Farm and House, PA

Amish Farm and House is tourist spot situated in Lancaster County, PA.US. It became a proper tourist attraction in 1955. It provides its visitors a keen look into original Amish lifestyle and culture.

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore is the largest US independent city, situated in the state of Maryland. It is also the 26th most populated city of the country. It has some of the earliest National historic Register districts.

Congress Hall, PA

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.

Hersheys Chocolate World, PA

Hershey’s Chocolate World is located in the chocolate town of Pennsylvania. It is actually the name given to eight different visitor centers which got started in Hershey.

Hersheys, PA

Hershey is a well-known brand in confectionary industry; the company is located in the township of Derry which is in Pennsylvania United States Of America. The company was found by Milton.S.Hershey.

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.

Independence National Historical Park, PA

A stunning park with amazing historical sites in Pennsylvania is Independence National Historical Park. The sites are related to history of United States Revolution.

Lancaster, PA

Refers to a county in the south central portion of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, According to the census held back in 2010 the population in this county was 519,445.

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.

Philadelphia, PA

A renowned American city with the tourist destinations like Independence Hall and Liberty Bell is Philadelphia. It is Pennsylvania’s largest city.

On the fifth day, we will travel around the entire of New York City to explore its main landmarks.  First, we will visit the Empire State Building, here we will see the beautiful view of the known Central Park and the entire of New York City. Then we will head to Hudson River, here we will take a sightseeing cruise and enjoy the view of Manhattan’s skyline. From the cruise, we will also witness the Statue of Liberty. We will also explore USS INTREPID and see a variety of aircraft retired from renowned wars and battles. After that we will visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, here we will be amazed by the collections of more than 2 million works of art. Today's last stop will be Times Square. After having dinner at Times square we will back to the hotel for night stay.

Note:  If time allows we will visit the world-famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and take fun photos with wax sculptures of American and international celebrities.

Hotel: Somerset, Holiday Inn Somerset or Similar.


Attractions

Empire State Building, NY

There was a time when this building was the tallest building of the world. Still it is a well-known building, the mighty Empire State Building is 102 stories high, and on 86th floor there is an observation deck, where you can look at the city from every angle.

Hudson River, US

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.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, NY

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.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

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, NY

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.

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.

Statue of Liberty, NY

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.

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.

Today we will head to the world's famous financial and securities trading center; Wall Street to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Here we will take pictures with the Charging Bull. Then we will sightsee Trinity Church (Outside). Our next stop will be the Brooklyn Bridge, here we will cross the bridge on foot and overwhelmed by this remarkable mega construction. After that, we will get relaxed and enjoy a tasty lunch in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Next, we will explore the Fifth Avenue and Rockefeller Center. We will reach at the Times Square countdown area in the afternoon. Here we will enjoy the celebration of 2019 with thousands of visitors from all over the world. We will stroll around freely and admire the bright lights of Times Square and experience the famed New Year Eve’s celebrations.

Travelers may choose any one of the three options to enjoy the countdown ceremony.  

  1. We may walk to Times Square and enjoy the stirring performance before the countdown. In the countdown zone, we will enjoy the wonderful performances, celebrations and the historic moment (Free of charge).

  2. For more pleasure, we may buy an Applebee Party Pass. We will be in the center of all to enjoy a Grand evening. We will also get a chance to feel the real power and enthusiasm of a New Year’s Eve at Times Square. The main attraction of Largest Applebee’s party includes   Dance Floor, Premium Chef’s selection buffet, Premium Open Bar, Champagne Toast at Midnight, Party Favors, House DJ / Live Entertainment and more.​ $375 will be charged for adults and $250 for the kids.

  3. We may also enjoy the celebration of the New Year on New York Sightseeing Countdown Dinner Cruise. On the ferry, we will enjoy the beauty of the majestic evening, striking views and splendid entertainment. We will also enjoy dancing on greatest hits in the cruise boat and have favorite drinks at the open bar. At midnight, we will enjoy the brilliant firework display in the sky.​ $411/person will be charged that include transfer service to the pier.

Note: Indoor waiting area service and a pack of hand-warmer to keep warm in countdown zone will be provided. Hotel shuttle bus will be departing at 18:00/21:00/01:30.

Hotel: Somerset, Holiday Inn Somerset or Similar.


Attractions

Applebee Party Pass (Optional), NY

Taking the Applebee Party Pass is the best way to get in the center of New Year Celebrations at Times Square, New York. It features all-inclusive Chef’s selection buffet, Premium Open Bar, Satellite Wine & Beer stations, House DJ, Dance Floor, Champagne Toast at Midnight, as well as the Non-Stop Fun!

Brooklyn Bridge, NY

Enjoy the impressive view of New York City walking on the Brooklyn Bridge which is an hybrid cable suspension bridge with striking architecture.

China Town, NY

China Town NY, is a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan. China Town NY has the largest population of Chinese in the West and has an estimated population of 100,000 people.

Manhattan, NY

One of the densely populated 5 boroughs of New York City is known as Manhattan. It is cultural, financial and commercial center of the New York.

New York Sightseeing Countdown Cruise (not under 21yrs old), NY

Featuring the beautiful sights of the New York Countdown Celebrations, as the passengers cruise along New York Harbor among the unforgettable fireworks shows and twinkling skylines of the city. New York Sightseeing Countdown Cruise include 3- hour cruise, open bar, fireworks display, dance floor, DJ, and a champagne toast at midnight

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.

Saks Fifth Avenue, NY

Saks Fifth Avenue was founded in 1898 and is an American department store chain. It is owned by the Hudson's Bay Company and is a flagship store. The corporate headquarters are located in New York City.

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.

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.

In the morning of the New Year’s Day, we will leave the hotel and travel towards the beautiful Finger Lakes region in Upstate New York. It is known for lovely valleys and waterfalls. We will explore a town located at the southern tip of Cayuga Lake; Ithaca. We will take a stop at the beautiful campus of Cornell University. Here we will roam around and sightsee the beautiful Cayuga Lake, University’s botanical garden and adore the fabulous waterfalls and valleys within the Cornell Campus. For night stay, we will head to the hotel.

Hotel: Days Inn Erie, Comfort Inn Erie or Similar. 


Attractions

Cornell Botanical Gardens was formerly known as Cornell Plantation. It is adjacent to the famous Cornell University in Ithaca. Botanical Garden cover around 25 acres of land and is quite popular tourist attraction for people visiting Ithaca.

A guided campus tour of Cornell University will allow you to visit eateries, residence halls, libraries, academic buildings, and research facilities of Cornell University. You will find out why this University stands out from other Ivy League institutes.

Founded back in 1865 Cornell University is a private research and Ivy League University in Ithaca, New York. It is one of the largest universities of the country with enrollment of around 1500 undergraduate students.

It is a city in the finger lake region of New York. It is popular mainly because of the Cornell University. Cascadilla Falls and Ithaca Falls are very popular tourists’ destinations of Ithaca.

On the last day, we will head to the Cleveland city. Here we will explore the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. In the museum, we will sightsee four theaters, multiple interactive stations and 7 floors of music exhibition. In the evening, we will conclude our tour in Chicago and drop-off travelers.

Note: Travelers who need to leave at any other places on the way back to Chicago, please confirm it with their tour guide in advance.


Attractions

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

  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.


What's Excluded

  Fares for air travel and transport from home to and from the location chosen for pick-up.

  Expenditure for personal purposes.

  Fee for Optional Activities and entrance. Pay in cash to the tour guide. He will arrange tickets.Some attractions might be closed on public holidays. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  A minimum tip of $10 per passenger per day for Tour Guide and Driver is not included in the price of the tour package. Pay it in cash to Tour guide and bus driver. This service fees collected from passengers complement the incomes of the driver and the tour guide.  Tour Guide Tip will be $10 per day per person from the start of 2018.

  Travel insurance.

  Though the meals are excluded,but the guides will arrange them for you.

  Room fees of personal nature, such as, laundry fees, telephone, service fees of valets, expenses on alcoholic drinks and what you buy from the mini bar. However, specified fees may be included.

Important Notice: Passengers are discouraged from purchasing admission packages from sources outside and trying to use them for this tour provided at a discounted price. In case they want to do so, they must arrange transport the same day.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
Amish Farm and House, PA $20.00 $13.00 $20.00
Applebee Party Pass (Optional), NY $375.00 $250.00 $375.00
Art Institute of Chicago, IL $25.00 $0.00 $25.00
Chicago 360, IL $28.00 $21.00 $28.00
Chicago Theater, IL $18.00 $13.00 $18.00
Cornell University Campus Tour, NY $15.00 $10.00 $15.00
Empire State Building, NY $39.20 $34.00 $38.20
Hersheys Chocolate World, PA $15.00 $11.00 $15.00
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, NY $25.00 $23.00 $25.00
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY $25.00 $0.00 $17.00
Potomac River Cruise, DC $26.00 $18.00 $23.00
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 Henry Ford Museum, MI $23.00 $17.25 $21.00
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

  • 207 W Cermak Rd. Chicago, IL 60616 at 8:00 AM

Return Location

  • Free Airport Drop off service is available for O’Hare International Airport (ORD) for flights departing after 07:00 PM

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.

 

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

Jantiya
  • 94
  • 12

We had a life changing experience of this tour service. Our practice was finely tuned by the excellence of our driver, Lego. He was an energetic man and was a pure fun factor of the trip. We selected this tour because of the sequence of the days by including New Year celebrations in it. Our guide was also incredible! We enjoyed almost all the places we went. I had an amazing experience of Pittsburgh, “the Street City", the Chicago Water Tower and well-known Hershey Chocolate World. A walk to Times Square and enjoying street performances before the countdown was a good experience. I also enjoyed places like botanic garden and dazzling waterfalls and valleys of Cornell Campus after New Year celebrations.

Liao
  • 87
  • 5

I enjoyed this tour a lot. Places were very nice and beautiful. Henry Ford Museum and New York City experience was memorable. I loved New Year countdown celebrations and beautiful destinations after that. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum as a crown attraction in all attractions. Big thanks to all who served in an incredible way. I loved services and destinations altogether

Mrs: Bisht
  • 82
  • 3

Association, appropriateness, and pleasantness of the bus drivers were top-notch! I liked more or less everything on the trip. The exception was the day at the beautiful campus of Cornell University and its botanic gardens. The accommodations were fundamental. All days had a firm schedule that was actually kept. Thank you for this really gorgeous and memorable trip! This was the most memorable trip of my life so far. I would like to especially thank our guide Lolly! Her always adorable nature, her broad information of places made this trip to an exclusive practice. I enjoyed 4D Chocolate Mystery Show and Chicago City Tour along with countdown celebrations. 4 stars only for the reason that there are always rooms for improvement.

Madhu Mehta
  • 78
  • 6

A regular sequence of exploring new places and their beauty along with a New Year countdown to a New Year celebration and onward travel was just an amazing example of good management. I enjoyed Chicago City Tour where I had the fun of parks, boutique stores and shopping malls. The world-famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in New York was a beauty. The New York countdown and its celebrations were also the memorable memories of this trip. The most amazing part of the New Year countdown celebration was Applebee Party. I loved this party, music and its amusements. Had the most astonishing time with this bus service. Bus was very relaxed and had a very pleasant and enjoyable impression. I must say that my driver lee was a very skilled driver. He was also having loads of information of the places visited. He answered all my questions. I would highly recommend traveling with this bus services.

Niti Mahi
  • 74
  • 13

I enjoyed all places and every single celebration. This trip was accommodated by destinations and New Year celebrations. I found that services were really on time and well managed. The best moment was to visit cities like Chicago and New York. Highly recommended!

Aakruti Sharma
  • 50
  • 11

I decided to enjoy this trip with my father. He was having a knee problem at that time. Our bus driver was such a gentleman that he helped out and drove us a place where my father felt difficulty in crossing (my father already share their experience with bus service to their friends. We also loved New York Sightseeing Countdown Dinner Cruise of New Year countdown. We had a variety of food. I loved the brilliant firework display in the sky. We both had fun.

Bituo
  • 38
  • 8

I was planning for this trip along with my family and finally picked this trip. It was a wise selection for me. My sister and I were a bit concerned about our parents as they've never experienced this type of assemblage and a long trip of many days. Conversely, they truly enjoyed the entire trip. Copartners on the bus were very nice and like-minded. We had a great time with all the people. Our tour guide, Mozzy was astonishing. My mother gets car sick, but with his remarkable driving talent, she was very fine. Places were too good and quite enjoyable. My brother enjoyed the capital of automobiles, Detroit. I personally enjoyed New Year countdown celebrations the most. I had fun, but only one suggestion of improving accommodation services. The rest was very fine. Thanks

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