8-Day Chicago to Detroit, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Niagara Falls and New York City Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
Tour Code: GOL-CHI-147A
Duration: 8 Day(s) / 7 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
- 7 Days left
Experience: UNESCO, Family
Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...
Tour Guide:Chinese, English
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.
Itinerary for Wednesday Departure:
D1. Home - Chicago Airport Pick up - Night Tour
D2. Chicago - Detroit - Cleveland
D3. Niagara Falls - Rochester
D4. Rochester - Watkins Glen State Park - New York
D5. New York - Philadelphia
D6. Washington D.C. - Pittsburgh
D7. Cleveland - Chicago
D8. Chicago City Tour - Home
- Only the guides and drivers who have COVID 19 negative can provide services from now onwards. Drivers and Guides will wear the mask. They will disinfect the bus daily. Travelers will have to wear the mask and their temperature will be monitored regularly. Travelers will be provided with hand sanitizer and wipes. We recommend travelers to bring their own hand sanitizer also. Bus sitting will be based on the standards set by the Government.
Take a flight from your hometown and arrive at Chicago to join the tour. For the arrivals reaching the O'Hare International Airport (ORD)will be escorted by our professional travels hosts; domestic flight arrivals are subjected to meet the travel hosts at the Baggage Claim, and international flight arrivals will meet at the Terminal Exit area (free airport pick up is available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Our travel hosts will check-in the arrivals at the hotels to take some rest. Join the tour before 3:00 PM to take an exciting tour of Chicago Outlets, one of the largest outlet malls in the country where guests can experience the famous outlet brand shopping (optional). We invite all the arrivals to participate in our exclusive Chicago Night Tour to get in the center of the exciting nightlife of this sleepless town (fee is included as $25/person). Chicago Night Tour highlights the famous Crown Fountain, Millennium Park, Michigan Avenue, Magnificent Mile, Downtown Chicago, Chicago River, Michigan Lakeside, and more. Overnight stay in Chicago. *Arrivals at the Chicago Midway International Airport can take the paid 24-hour pick service to reach the hotels.
Hotel: Comfort Inn, Quality Inn or Similar.
Chicago is a really beautiful city, it is worth visiting and becomes even more beautiful during the night. There are many services which will give a tour of the city at night and it is truly amazing.
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.
Guests will begin the journey in the morning from the heart of Chicago, Millennium Park. It is situated In the bustling Chicago Downtown residing some of the finest attraction of the city. Guests will appreciate browsing the famous Cloud Gate site, world’s largest Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier, Marina City, Trump Tower, Willis Tower, and more. Next, our guests will make a stop at the Chicago Theatre, primarily known as one most historic theatre built in a magnificent architecture – get excited! Afterward, our tour group is headed to the Magnificent Mile neighborhood of Chicago, where we will explore the Michigan Avenue housing the well-known flagship stores, restaurants, boutiques, and more. Guests surely don’t miss browsing the country’s largest Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Water Tower, as well as discover the famous Grant Park. Continue the journey to 360 CHICAGO, and explore the tallest observation deck in Chicago highlighting the breathtaking bird-eye views of the City. We invite all the guests to take the Chicago River cruise which highlights the magnificent culture and twinkling Chicago skyscrapers (optional). Overnight stay in Chicago.
Hotel: Comfort Inn, Quality Inn or Similar.
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.
A Chicago landmark, Buckingham Fountain is one of the largest fountains of the world and inspires people with its striking beauty.
Chicago 360 located on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Center is an observatory which offers 360 degree views of the surroundings and up to four states are visible from up there. There is a skywalk and a coffee shop as well.
Chicago Bean 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 is one of the most popular cities of the United States and is visited by many people each year. One of the best way to tour Chicago is with a Chicago Cruise because with the help of a cruise people can see all the attractions of the city.
Chicago Rivers are a system of many different canals and rivers which combine to a length of 156 miles and runs through the city. It is famous for its man-made and natural history.
Originally known as Balaban and Katz Chicago theatre, the Chicago Theatre is a landmark in State Street, Chicago. Opened in 1921, currently owned by Madison Square Garden, Inc. the theatre holds 3600 people and hosts stage plays, comedy, speeches, magic shows and music concerts.
Grant Park is located in Kankakee county in Illinois, the park was established in 1883 and according to a census in 2010 the population of Grant Park is almost 1,331.
An upscale section of Chicago’s Michigan Avenue is said to be as Magnificent Mile. In the near North Side, it is running from Chicago River to Oak Street.
Marina City is the name of a famous commercial complex which is situated in Chicago, Illinois. Geographically Marina City is on the northern bank of river Chicago and can also be accessed from the loop district.
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.
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.
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.
It is a name of a skyscraper situated at the 725 fifth avenue, the skyscraper is in the city of New york (Midtown Manhattan). The tower has been constructed by Mr. Donald Trump who is running for US presidency currently.
A Skyscraper with 1451 feet long length and 108 story building is known as Willis Tower. It was known as Sears Tower till the year 2009. The tower has been built in 1973.
In the morning, our guests will set off and travel towards Detroit, nicknamed as the city of automobiles & engines. Today, our guests will explore the famous Henry Ford Museum which is one of the country’s largest indoor and outdoor museum complex home to a wide variety of automobiles ranging from their first automobile to the latest models of Ford automobiles. Guests surely don’t want to miss browsing the John F. Kennedy's presidential limousine, Abraham Lincoln's Chair from Ford's Theatre, Rosa Parks Bus, and other renowned exhibits at the site. Later, our group travels to Cleveland City in Ohio, where we will be spending the night.
Hotel: Comfort Inn or Similar.
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 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.
Depart from the hotels early in the morning towards the Niagara Falls, one of the greatest wonders of the world. The deafening roars and breathtaking views of American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Horseshoe Falls will bring a delightful start of the day. Discover the charms of the Niagara Falls, as well as don’t miss watching the IMAX Movie to learn more about the region’s history, culture, and discovery. Guests are invited to experience Maid of the Mist ship cruise which winds closer to the major falls of the region – get excited! Guests will have a chance to either spend the time in falls by themselves or participate in our In-depth tour exploring the renowned Old Fort Niagara, Lake Ontario, and much more (optional). Take a tour of the famous Goat Island straddling between the Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls, as well as explore Cave of the Winds attraction. Later, our tour group reaches the Rochester City to spend the night.
Hotel: Days Inn, La Quinta Inn or Similar.
The American Falls is part of the three waterfalls that make up the Niagara Falls. It lets visitors enjoy an exhilarating experience of its beautiful surroundings and fascinating history.
Falling from a height of 181 feet, the rushing waters of the beautiful Bridal falls, located between Goat Island and Luna Island, drench you with their beauty and spray.
Discovered in 1834, The Cave of Winds is a natural cave located at the Niagara Falls, behind the Bridal Veil Falls. It is a popular tourist attraction due to the tropical storm like conditions and the beautiful sight at the site.
A small island in the Niagara River between Horseshoe Falls and Bridal Veil Falls is known as Goat Island. It is one of the most visited islands located in New York City.
The place is sometimes also referred to as Canadian falls. Potentially the Horseshoe Falls are the part and parcel of the famous NiagaraFalls and is located on the Niagara River. It is known as the Canadian Falls due to its location in Canada.
Lake Ontario is a popular lake of North America; it is named among the five greatest lakes of North American region. The eastern portion of the lake is spread across United States of America.
Maid of the Mist Boat is a famous water ride that runs in Niagara Falls. The boat tour provide beautiful scenic views to the visitors.
Niagara Adventure Movie Theater is built in the Niagara Falls State Park which is located in the City of Niagara Falls. It was built in 1885 and is a really famous tourists attraction,
Niagara Falls is already a very beautiful place, it is famous for tourists who visit it in large numbers each year. It such an interesting place that people can even get an In-Depth tour so that they can understand the place better.
For over 75 years, visitors from across the globe come to Niagara Falls, They have been able to witness the impressive nighttime illumination of the American and Horseshoe falls. Every season visitors get to experience the autumn in a new way. Complete night-view of Niagara Falls on some summer evenings might be limited or not available because of the late sunset time and the US Federal Government rules on the driving hours.
Niagara River connects Lake Erie with Lake Ontario, flowing with the speed of 212,000 cubic feet per second. It provides scenic beauty to thousands of tourists every year. It is an important source of drainage for Lakes Superior, Huron, Michigan, and Erie, and almost 20% of the world’s available freshwater.
Situated close to Youngstown in New York, US, Old Fort Niagara is a reinforcement constructed to safeguard the interests of New France in America. The Niagara fall and the museum have made the place even more attractive.
Travel across the Rochester city towards the New York's Finger Lakes region. Make the first stop at Watkins Glen State Park, one of the most pristine and picturesque natural parks in the country. Guests will enjoy exploring the charms of the Watkins Glen State Park, home to over nineteen waterfalls, glaciers, streams, immense cliffs, magnificent geological formations gorges, and foothills forming a unique landform – get excited! After exploring the charms of Watkins Glen Park, we will return to New York City. Upon arrival, guests surely don’t want to miss visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art showcasing the world’s largest number of art exhibits collected from around the globe. In the evening, we will begin the New York Night Tour highlighting the authentic New York Nightlife culture, and pay visits to the renowned landmarks including Rockefeller Center, Time Square, Empire State Building, and more. Guests will be spending the night in New York. *Watkins Canyon State Park mandatory fee $15/person.
Hotel: Red Roof Inn, Wyndham Garden, Day Inn or Similar.
The New York’s famous Skyride that is center of attraction for many visitors is called Empire State Building Skyride. The well-designed and superb construction made it ideal choice for tourists.
The group of eleven roughly north-south, narrow and long lakes in Central NYC is known as Finger Lakes. These lakes are suggested to be visited in the summer season to enjoy water rides.
Founded privately in 1870, the
New York is a really beautiful city, it becomes even more lively and beautiful in during the night. It is always recommended to go for a night tour of New York City as it is really exciting.
New York City is often known as just New York, it is the most populated city of the Unite States of America. The total population of the city is 8,491,079 which is really a lot.
The 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.
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.
The Village located outside the Watkins Glen is known as Watkins Glen State Park. It is located in the region of Finger Lakes. The park remains open for public throughout the year.
In the morning, our tour will set off to discover the top=notch landmarks and vibrant culture of New York, the largest city in the country. Guests will start the day by arriving at the New York Wall Street in the heart of the Financial District. Enjoy discovering the major landmarks including New York Stock Exchange Building, Charging Bull Sculpture, and many more. We invite all the guests to board the Hudson River cruise highlighting the breathtaking view of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, New York Skyline, and much more (optional cruise). Make a stop at the new construction of World Trade Center, and don’t miss touring the 911 Memorial. Depart from New York towards Philadelphia, the country’s first capital and a major city in the heart of Pennsylvania. Upon arrival, guests will make a stop at the Independence National Historical Park. Appreciate exploring the famous Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, and similar. Guests will be taken to Reading Market where all the guests are invited to experience the double-decker bus tours exploring the authentic historical culture and top-notch landmarks around the Philadelphia. (optional/tour fee is included as $32/person). Before we return to the hotels, take a brief tour of the famous Plaza of Love.
Hotel: Comfort Inn or Similar.
The 911 Memorial Museum or the National September 11 Memorial and Museum to commemorate the 2977 lives and six lives claimed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the 1993 World Trade Centre bombing respectively. Located at the previous site of the World Trade Centre, it is run by a non-profit organization which works towards raising funds for operating the memorial and museum.
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.
Located in the Independence National Historical Park, the Independence Hall is the location where both the United States Constitution and Declaration of Independence were debated, written, and ratified by the Founding Fathers of the United States.
A stunning park with amazing historical sites in Pennsylvania is Independence National Historical Park. The sites are related to history of United States Revolution.
Liberty Bell Center is located in Philadelphia, PA, is the symbol of the American Revolution which was crafted in the year 1752.
The New York Stock Exchange or NYSE is often referred to as the Big Board, it is the world's largest stock exchange as far as market capitalization is concerned as it lists companies at $19.69 trillion.
The sixth tallest building of the world is known as One World Trade Centre, standing in New York, US, amid the complex of rebuilt trade buildings. Also, the stunning view of the building impresses the tourists.
The double-decker bus has always been a point of interest for tourists and the fact that it’s a tour through the whole of Philadelphia is what makes this bus amazing. The bus includes a total of 29 stops which means one can get off anytime. Another astonishing point is that the bus includes live commentary during the whole of the trip. The double-decker bus is a vintage bus designed on the basis of the London style and roams around the whole of Philadelphia during the tour.
A renowned American city with the tourist destinations like Independence Hall and Liberty Bell is Philadelphia. It is Pennsylvania’s largest city.
The Reading Terminal Market is a public market found in downtown Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. Merchants gather to sell goods including produce, meat, cheese, flowers, crafts, books, clothing and other ethnic goods.
A symbol of America, a gift from French it is a tourist attraction and a place where 151 feet high statue stands. Nothing is better than watching the statue whilst cruising on a luxury Statue of Liberty Cruise.
Statue of Liberty is a splendidly huge sculpture situated on Liberty Island, New York, US. The visitors love to see this famous symbol of freedom and the history attached to it.
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.
Today, guests will set off early in the morning to discover the top-notch landmarks in Washington DC. Start the tour by paying a visit to the grand monuments ranging from the famous Lincoln Memorial to Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and Korean War Memorial. Then, our tour group arrives at White House, residing in the presidential Oval Office; guests will take some remarkable photographs with the backdrops of White House (exterior visit) country. Guests surely don’t want to miss visiting the famous Madame Tussauds Presidents Wax to witness the variety of presidential wax sculptures of the former American presidents, as well as similar celebrities. Guests will pass by the renowned Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, and many other significant landmarks in Washington DC. Later, guests will experience boarding the In-Depth Tour (tour fee is included as 25/person). In-depth Tour best explores the inside of US Capitol, our tour leader will take the visits to explore Library of Congress, Supreme Court, and similar landmarks in US Capitol (if US Capitol remains closed for the visitors, we will enjoy touring the Marine Corps War Memorial and US Air Force Monument instead). Later, our tour group reaches the Pittsburg city to spend the night.
Hotel: Comfort Inn, Quality Inn or Similar.
The Air Force Memorial is a monument in Arlington that was which was built in commemoration of the service of the personnel of the United States Air Force and its predecessors.
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.
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.
It is a museum located in the capital United States of America which is Washington DC. The unique thing about this museum is that everything in it is made of Wax such as celebrity’s statues etc.
The World War II Memorial is memorial that was established in order to commemorate the fellow Americans who served the armed forces during the World War II.
This is a Thomas Jefferson Memorial; he served as the third president of the United States. This remarkable neoclassical building has been standing since 1943. It has been estimated that more than 2 million people visit the memorial each year.
An iconic memorial in the loving memory of Marine Corps who fought and lost their lives for the United States of America. Memorial was inspired by the photo taken by the combat photographer Joe Rosenthal. Due to limited funds, a foundation was created to raise funds for the construction of the memorial.
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.
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 In-depth tour implies covering the most significant places such as the Jefferson Memorial, US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Library of Congress, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Memorial, World War Memorial, White House, the Reflecting Pool, DC exclusive cruise along the Potomac River. Take photos in lots of different backdrops.
The federal capital of America which is a District of Columbia is said to be as Washington DC. The state is approved in the year 1790. It has 409 feet highest elevation. The district has 22nd rank among other states of US.
White House is an official residence/house of president of America and the place where every government’s strategies and plans devised. The architecture of this somehow classical mansion is a global icon.
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.
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.
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 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. No refund will be issued for any attraction that you will miss.
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. Tour Guide usually speak the language based on Group size.
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 pick up is available on this tour. The Tour Package price will not include Mandatory Tour Guide tips for Airport Pickup.
Watkins Glen State Park, Philadelphia Double Decker Bus Tour, Washington DC In-depth Tour (Mandatory Fee/Activity)
It is possible for rates to change without notice.
Airport pickup service charges $10/person.
Cash payments of admission fee for Optional Activities would be made to the guide. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.
Though meals and drinks are not a part of the package the guide will arrange them upon request.
Minimum service charge for the driver and the guide will be $10 per person per day.
Telephone services, laundry services, Alcoholic drinks and beverages are private room charges.
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||$19.00||$16.00||$19.00|
|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|
|Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, DC||$30.00||$25.00||$30.00|
|Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY||$25.25||$14.75||$25.25|
|Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY||$25.00||$0.00||$17.00|
|New York City Night Tour, NY||$50.00||$40.00||$50.00|
|Niagara Adventure Movie, NY||$12.00||$8.00||$12.00|
|Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour, NY (Including Old Fort Niagara and Whirlpool State Park)||$29.00||$25.00||$27.00|
|One World Trade Center, NY||$53.00||$40.00||$53.00|
|Philadelphia Double Decker Bus Tour, PA||$36.00||$20.00||$36.00|
|Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, OH||$23.50||$14.00||$18.00|
|Statue of Liberty Cruise, NY||$48.00||$42.00||$42.00|
|The Henry Ford Museum, MI||$21.00||$16.00||$20.00|
|Washington DC In-depth Tour, DC||$35.00||$25.00||$35.00|
|Watkins Glen State Park, NY||$15.00||$10.00||$15.00|
All the prices are listed in USD.
Any Amount paid in cash to the Tour Guide is not refundable.
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.
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.
- 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.
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. The 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.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
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.
⇒ A 10% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 10 days or more before the departure date.
⇒ A 25% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 6 to 9 days before the departure date.
⇒ A 100% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 5 days before the departure date.
Any Amount paid in cash to the Tour Guide is not refundable.
There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no-show on the departure date for any reason including COVID.
An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties. No matter what the reason for cancellation is, the processing fee will be deducted on each refund.
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. We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirements 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 amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour if the future travel plan suits you. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements like separate purchase of air tickets, visa cost, taxi fare etc. We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations.
Note: More than 30 days after the completion of the tour, we cannot grant any refunds.
Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection, COVID or any other serious issue. If you reschedule a tour and later decide to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.
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You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.
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.
If you want to reschedule your tour (change the departure date or choose a different tour) then a reschedule fees may be applied. No reschedule request will be entertained within 8 days before the departure date.
Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.
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 2 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.
No Child rate. Each traveler will be charged the same price.
Buy 2 Get 3rd discounted: Get 3rd Ticket on special discounted rates on the purchase of 2 tickets.
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.
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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.
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!
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.
Hi. we are from Vietnam, and recently on a business trip to Chicago. We had a week free for our self. All of my colleagues and friends came with this idea of taking the bus tour and spending our time in the US more efficiently by visiting the major landmarks around the region. This tour was the only options for us which had all the great places which we wanted to visit in the first place. Anyways, we came all the way prepared on this bus tour with walking shoes, and warm clothes. There were so many stops on the course of the bus trip, we could easily find the finest eateries, and places for us to stay. Although we had to travel so much on the course of the trip, we took a lot of time. I liked the time in Niagara Falls. It was absolutely the best bus tour have ever experienced in the United States. Thanks a lot, guys!
The tour management was such a professional one, I could tell the extent of professionalism on operating the tours just by experiencing the bus tour. The tour guide was already there waiting for us at the departure location. We reached there on time and saw the tour guide, and then guided us to the hotels, where we put our luggage and headed out not miss anything on this tour. The tour was very well managed. They had each and every second scheduled for us, although there were plenty of optional journeys which the tour leader offered us, we only tried taking the boat cruises such as the boat we experienced on the Hudson River, at the Niagara Falls, and the best cruise we experienced was at the Washington DC on the Potomac River. While cruising on the waters, we could easily witness the top-notch attractions in the Washington DC. We loved taking this bus tour.
well there should be more places for us to explore while we were already in Cleveland. The tour guide told us that we are only going to be visiting the rock and roll museum which is exactly the place which I don’t want to visit there. Although, there were plenty and time and things to do, we choose to travel back to Chicago where they dropped us down at the airport and we took the returning flights back to our home town. Mentioning the things about this tour, I would like to say that the tour went pretty well actually, we had so many places to explore in the start of the tour. For an instance, we had the entire day to spent in the New York, DC, Philadelphia, and most importantly, we had all the time to explore the Niagara Falls park. Well, there is the thing that New York and Niagara Falls are so gigantic by area, so it took a lot of time to see the greatest landmarks down there. I would definitely like to board on another tour, may be on our next holiday before the Christmas. Till then, have a wonderful time!
Since we were e stayed all delay busy visiting the New York's famous location. We missed out the most famous one, which is the Empire State Building. I have never been on the top of Empire State Building, which said to the tallest building in the country back in days, it really is the tallest by size, and the good thing is that they have an entire observation deck on the top of the building which highlights the amazing views of New York. The tour leader took us the World Trade Center where we sadly explored the 911 memorial place. We were on board just to enjoy and have fun, of course, the adventure comes along with me. There was so much extra time which we could have spent on our own if we didn’t have the timetable for this tour. Later, when the tour got finished in Chicago, the tour bus sent us to the airports where we took the flights and returned back home. Great time on board!
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.
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.
The thing which bugged me a lot was the fact that they mentioned us that we will surely take the cruise ship on the Niagara River, and then all of a sudden h cruise got closed that day, due to some maintenance break. We have been waiting to take the Maid of the Mist cruise for so man years, ever since I got married on it. To refresh the memories at the Niagara Falls of our wedding was also on board with me. Anyways, the tour person mentioned us to board the jet cruises which seemed like a thing for adults and the people with full energy for the adventure. we loved the time visiting the Wall Street of New York, not only because it’s a famous financial place for the country, but also because the attractions were so wonderful there, we took some out to take the photographs, Also the white house building was really hue, by watching it only on the television, I was expecting it to be much smaller but it was pretty massive. We had a good experience!