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

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8-Day Chicago to Detroit, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Niagara Falls and New York City 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,Fri (2019-04-01 To 2019-12-31) | Random Dates
Duration 8 Day(s) / 7 Night(s)
Tour code GOL-CHI-147A

Explore Cloud Gate, Intrepid Sea-Air & Space Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Time Square, Hudson River Park, Rockefeller Center, Wall Street, Millennium Park, World Trade Center, Independent Hall, Liberty Bell, Reading Terminal Market, Lincoln Memorial, White House, US Capitol, State Point Park, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Buckingham Fountain, Chicago Theater, Grant Park, 360 CHICAGO, Henry Ford Museum, Niagara Falls, Maid of the Mist, Goat Island, Cave of Wind, Late Ontario, and Old Fort Niagara on our exciting bus tour starting from Chicago with deal-breaking prices and hotel reservations.

Day 1
Home – Chicago Airport Pick Up / Night Tour

Today, our passengers will take a flight and arrive at the major airports in Chicago. We offer a complimentary airport pick-up services for the arrivals at Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) or O'Hare International Airport (ORD) between 9: 00 AM to 9:00 PM *private/paid shuttle buses are available 24-hours for the other time arrivals as 120$ for the first two individuals and 10$ for each additional passenger*. Meet our travel guides at the Baggage Claim Area and guests will take the shuttle bus to reach the hotels. Guests can experience our exclusive Chicago Night Tour highlighting the vibrant nightlife scene of Chicago, Crown Fountain, Millennium Park, Michigan Avenue, Chicago Downtown, Magnificent Mile, Chicago River, Michigan Lakeside, and more. Overnight return to the hotels.

Hotel: Holiday Inn or Similar.

Day 2
Chicago City Tour

Today, our guests will discover the core spirit of Chicago on our exciting City Tour. Start the day by heading towards the Millennium Park and browse the charming Chicago architecture, sculpture, and landscapes including the renowned Cloud Gate attraction, Willis Tower, and Trump Tower. Guests will also make a brief stop at the world’s largest Buckingham Fountain. Arrive at the Navy Pier site which houses an array of attractions for all the visitors at the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Enjoy taking a tour of the Chicago Theater, also known as one of the largest theatres in the country with over 3600-seats. After that, guests will be taken to Magnificent Mile in Michigan Avenue to browse the famous Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Water Tower, and Grant Park. Appreciate browsing the panoramic aerial views of Chicago from the 360 CHICAGO Observatory. Before we return to the hotels, the sightseeing boat cruise will bring a delightful ending of the day.

Hotel: Holiday Inn or Similar.

Day 3
Chicago – Detroit – Cleveland

Depart from Chicago and travel to Detroit, the capital of automobiles and engines. Upon arrival, make the first stop at Henry Ford Museum. It is a world-renowned automobile museum housing a wide number of Ford vehicles ranging from historical to modern Ford vehicles. Guests will enjoy exploring the Henry Ford Museum comprising of over 7 different buildings and some the famous attractions include the John F. Kennedy's presidential limousine, Thomas Edison's Laboratory, Wright Brothers' bicycle shop, Rosa Parks Bus, and much more. Later, we will return to Cleveland to spend the night.

Hotel: Comfort Inn or Similar.

Day 4
Niagara Falls – Syracuse

Today, our guests will travel to the magnificent Niagara Falls, one of the greatest wonders on the American soil. Discover the charms of American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Horseshoe Falls upon arriving in the falls park. Watch the IMAX Niagara Film; learn about the region’s past and geology of the Niagara Falls. Guests will surely enjoy getting closer to the waterfalls while boarding a Maid of the Mist cruise ship on Niagara River. Head over to the Goat Island and pay a visit to the Cave of Winds attraction at the base of American Falls. Board our exclusive In-depth Tour to discover the charms of Late Ontario and Old Fort Niagara. Return to Syracuse City in New York to spend the night.

Hotel: Days Inn, La Quinta Inn or Similar.

Day 5
Syracuse – New York

In the morning, our guests will depart from Syracuse and head towards the New York City. Upon arrival, enjoy visiting the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum to learn about the maritime history and exhibits related to the United States Military. Continue to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to browse the world’s collection of art exhibits. Later, guests will have a chance to join our exclusive New York Night Tour (optional). The Night Tour best explores the Time Square, Hudson River Park, Rockefeller Center, as well as the lively nightlife scene of this sleepless town. Overnight stay in New York City.

Hotel: Hotel Somerset, Sheraton, Hilton, Holiday Inn or Similar.

Day 6
New York – Princeton – Philadelphia

Continue the tour in the morning to discover the core charms of New York. Enter the New York Wall Street to browse famous sites including the iconic Charging Bull Statue. Continue sightseeing around the town on a scenic Hudson River to get a closer view of the Liberty Statue. Take a tour of the World Trade Center and appreciate the breathtaking aerial views of the region. Guests will also browse the 911 Memorial which is built exactly where the twin towers once stood. After that, we arrive in Philadelphia. Here, enjoy visiting the Independent Hall and witness the city’s iconic Liberty Bell. Stop by the Reading Terminal Market which is a farmer’s market residing a wide variety of eateries, specialty store, and much more.

Hotel: Comfort Inn or Similar.

Day 7
Washington DC – Pittsburgh

In the morning, our guests will be taken to Washington DC, the capital of the country. First, our group will set off to explore the grand memorials ranging from Vietnam Veterans Memorial to Lincoln Memorial, and Korean War Memorial. While traveling around the city, guests will witness the charms of Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, and more. After that, our guests will make stops at the White House US Capitol buildings to browse them from the outside, as well as our guests won’t miss taking photographs with the backdrops of two most influential buildings in the country. Later, our tour group will return to Pittsburgh to browse the famous State Point Park and spend the night.

Hotel: Comfort Inn, Quality Inn or Similar.

Day 8
Cleveland – Chicago

Begin the day in the morning by heading towards Cleveland City. Here, our tour group will explore the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. After that, we will return to Chicago to complete the tour; guests will be transferred to the O'Hare International Airport (ORD) for the flights booked after 7:00 PM.

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 to their chosen locations. (Please take notice of locations and times of pick up)

  Transport will be provided with an air conditioned deluxe coach. A 15 seat Mercedes minibus with high top may also be used depending on the number of passengers taking part in the tour.

  A professional tour escort will be with you throughout the tour.

  Passengers are offered hotel accommodation for nights.

  Tour package price includes all taxes.

  Free Airport Pickup is available on this tour.

cost Excludes

  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 charges 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.



Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
Art Institute of Chicago, IL$25.00$0.00$19.00
Cave of the Winds, NY$17.00$14.00$17.00
Chicago 360, IL$25.00$18.00$25.00
Chicago Cruise, IL$38.00$28.00$38.00
Chicago Night Tour, IL$25.00$15.00$25.00
Chicago Theater, IL$15.00$10.00$15.00
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, NY$33.00$24.00$31.00
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, DC$23.00$17.00$23.00
Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY$19.25$11.20$19.25
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY$25.00$0.00$17.00
New York City Night Tour, NY$25.00$15.00$25.00
Niagara Adventure Movie, NY$12.00$8.00$12.00
Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour, NY$25.00$15.00$22.00
One Liberty Observation Deck, PA$37.00$31.00$35.00
One World Trade Center, NY$37.00$31.00$35.00
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, OH$23.50$14.00$18.00
Statue of Liberty Cruise, NY$29.00$17.00$24.00
The Henry Ford Museum, MI$23.00$17.25$21.00
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 Chicago (MDW) OR O'Hare (ORD) airports between 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Meet the tour guide at baggage claim area and Waiting Area for international flights.    

Paid pickup service is available for 24 hours. $120 for 1 or 2 persons and $10 per additional person will be charged.    

Returns Locations

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

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

⇒  $25/Transaction reschedule fee will be incurred if the reschedule occurs 8 days or more before the departure date.

⇒  $50/Transaction reschedule fee will be incurred if the reschedule occurs 4 to 7 days before the departure date.

⇒  No request to make any change will be entertained if request is sent 3 days before the departure date
 

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

6% handling and Processing Fee in the case of any refund for all transactions.

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

⇒  $75/person or 10% of transaction amount (whichever is higher) cancellation fee will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 8 days or more before the departure date.

⇒  $100/person or 50% of transaction amount (whichever is higher) cancellation fee will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 4 - 7 days 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.

6% handling and Processing Fee in case of any refund for all transactions.


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

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

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

For any refund case, we do include the discount offered already. This is where GoldenBusTours is playing its role to make sure its customers get the best available deal at an affordable price.

No refund request or complaint will be entertained after 30 days of tour departure. You have to send a formal complaint through email.

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.

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.

Zedong
86 2

My mother always used to say that whenever you get a chance to go visit the Washington DC and Philadelphia. This summer we all decided to hop on this bus tour which seemed reasonable with respect to the price they were offering. Some people mentioned that there are some holiday season discounts on the ticket; rather we seemed to be out of luck. Anyways, we started the tour from Chicago, and then we spent some time around the city without going much far. We definitely admire the fact that this bus tour provided us a great tour in Washington DC, we saw the White House, looked really charming, and then we stopped by some memorial, monuments, and all those good attractions. It was really nice.

Wang-Li
82 3

when our journey started in Chicago, I remember the time that the bus seats were filled with passengers and I was worried that we were going to be traveling with those passengers throughout the course of days. Although the people were really nice and it really didn’t matter who we were traveling with since we got to know anyone, we just enjoyed on our own. The Niagara Falls day was wonderful, it was already the end of summers and we could feel the cold arriving. Comfort Inn Lodge had a nice room for us to spend the night. However, Metropolitan Museum was the best kind of a museum with all kinds of historical items and other stuff, we wanted to Madame Tussauds but we ran out of time in the city. Good tour!

Jaideep
78 5

from airport pick up to the final day’s airport drop-off, I’m glad to conclude that the bus journey has been the best experiences for me and my family so far. It was really great to visit Chicago and New York City; of course, the Niagara Falls is always as appealing as it should be. Good thing that we brought the camera to take some memorable photographs, there were quite amazing stops so bringing a camera is like a mandatory on the bus tour. We also paid our way to the Chicago Tower, which is recently built with advanced technology in Observatory for the visitors. It’s such an amazing but tour.

Akshat
51 7

I always get excited when it comes to touring around the New York City. There is the very obvious reason for it, New York City is, in fact, is a massive city, it’s more like the size of the country, it has everything related to travelers, the food, hotels, attractions all were very nice. Now that we have booked this long journey on the bus, we have to move onto the buses with the crew, and spend time with them, which I’m not used to and don’t really appreciate spending my long distanced trips with some strange people, although the tour person was a friendly lady who really assisted us with every bit. Not that we have bad hotels, but the hotel stays could have been less expensive for us. 8 days well spent.

Xiumin
45 9

Keeping the crew altogether was the job of our tour host, rather he found his friends on the bus tour from the same hometown, he kept spending time with them, which annoyed me a little because when we had to ask something about our stops and durations, he didn’t seem to have an appropriate amount of interests in other passengers. But it’s quite alright; there was already a tremendous amount of-of fun at Chicago, New York City, Washington DC, Detroit, and other stops we made. We would never forget about this amazing bus tour ever, thanks for the great hotels and food as well.

Leela
21 13

As we entered the Detroit city in an early afternoon, it felt like we were never going to get out of that city since everyone spent a lot of time at the Ford Car Museum. The tour became a little lazy that day, and then finally we returned back to our hotels. The point is, there were some other options as well to spend the day in Detroit, it’s a beautiful city. The kids were getting really excited about the Niagara Falls tour, we board the cruise on Niagara River, super adventurous, but we have lifesaver jacket on. For travel enthusiasts, this bus journey is a paradise, and for occasional travelers, it’s more like a laid-back experience.

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