8-Day New York/New Jersey to Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston, Corning Glass Museum, Niagara Falls and Times Square New Year's Eve Countdown Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

Tour Code: GOL-NYC-434A
Duration: 8 Day(s) / 7 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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8-Day New York/New Jersey to Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston, Corning Glass Museum, Niagara Falls and Times Square New Year's Eve Countdown Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Highlights :

1. An absolutely different New Year's Eve experience. Welcome the brand-new 2022 in joy and humor. The North American Cui Ge, the first American and Canadian humorous person with 3.5 million fans, will present a special talk show for the guests of the New Year's Eve group. (It's so rare! I can't believe my eyes!)

2. No additional charge, two nights after pick-up: Hilton Garden Inn Times Square (double bed room, breakfast not included) or Flushing Hyatt Hotel with delicious food (you can choose one or two beds) Type, and breakfast included).

3. On December 30th, a rich welcome dinner was held for the New Year's Eve group members to interact with Cui Ge at close range.

4. Entrance fees and tips are included in the whole journey, and there is no self-pay for the whole journey.

5. Three meals a day are included for the whole journey, meals are not included on the pick-up day, and only breakfast is included on the drop-off day.

6. Warmth is supreme, providing hot water throughout the journey (including providing hot water in the car).

7. The tour guide will help every guest to check in and send the plane to the security checkpoint.

8. After arriving at the hotel, the tour guide will help turn on or adjust the air conditioning/heating, and help connect to Wi-Fi.

9. The itinerary is designed to avoid long-distance driving, and the daily itinerary is in line with the work and rest habits of the elderly.

10. The selected scenic spots fully take into account the old people's feelings for the history and culture of China and the United States.

  • Three meals a day are included for the whole journey (meals are not included on the pick-up day, please refer to the itinerary for other meals).
  • Tickets for attractions in the itinerary: World Trade Center Observation Deck, Tingtao Villa.

Itinerary

Pick-up information:

1. Free pick-up time: 8:30-12:00 midnight (subject to the actual landing time of the flight), free pick-up is provided at the three major airports in New York (JFK, LGA, EWR), and in Flushing, Queens and Manhattan Chinatown provides a collection point service! (The meeting time in Flushing is 9:30-17:00, and the meeting time in Manhattan is 18:30)               

2. The procedure after the arrival of a domestic flight in the United States is: disembark → go to the baggage carousel → see the tour guide → the tour guide arranges for you and other group members to take the nearest vehicle and leave the airport.

3. The procedure after the arrival of an international flight is: disembark → passport check → baggage collection → customs check → see the tour guide → the tour guide arranges for you and other group members to take the nearest vehicle and leave the airport.

4. If the VIPs participating in the tour or need private car pick-up service outside the above hours, the fee is $120 per one way (covering the first and second person, and the third person will add 10 dollars for each additional person).

 

The itinerary on the first day is for reference only, and the specific arrangements are subject to your flight arrival time.

Upon arrival in New York, domestic flights wait at the baggage claim area of ​​the flight (except for passengers waiting at the exit of JFK Terminal 7), and international flights wait at the passenger exit.

 

No matter which airport you arrive at, as long as you get your luggage to meet the guide before 16:30 in the afternoon, or arrive at the Flushing/Chinatown tour location before 16:30, you can choose to take part in the value-for-money Manhattan night tour at your own expense.

New York Manhattan night tour arrangement: Rockefeller Center (30 minutes, to watch the Christmas tree on Christmas Day) → Times Square (30 minutes) → Night view of Double Bridge in DUMBO District (15 minutes)

Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Time Square South or Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport or similar.


Attractions

New York City Night Tour, NY

New York is a really beautiful city, it becomes even more lively and beautiful in during the night. It is always recommended to go for a night tour of New York City as it is really exciting.

Rockefeller Center, NY

The Rockefeller Center is located in the New York City and is a popular tourist destination of America. It is a huge building with a massive set up for art, entertainment, shopping and much more.

Times Square, NY

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

Today we will explore New York, the largest city on the East Coast of the United States under the guidance of a guide, and savor the glory and prosperity of New York this metropolis once and now.

 

schedule:

New York Trinity Church (exterior) → Wall Street (30 minutes) → Wall Street Copper Bull (photograph) → World Trade Center Observation Deck (70 minutes, including entrance fees) → World Trade Center site "Return to Ground" (20 minutes) → New York City Hall (20 minutes) → Chinatown Walking Tour & Lunch (100 minutes) → Little Italy (30 minutes) → United Nations Headquarters (30 minutes) → Central Station (30 minutes) → New York Public Library (30 minutes) → High Line Park (30 minutes) → Broadway Opera District (30 minutes) → Fifth Avenue (30 minutes)

Chinatown Walking Tour: We will go to the bronze statue of Lin Zexu in the center of Chinatown, which was built to let our compatriots understand the truth about the Opium War, and then pass the fifth branch of the police station to the Manhattan bridge.

Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Time Square South or Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport or similar.


Attractions

Broadway Theatre, NY

Broadway Theatre offers the most moving theatrical performances across 40 theatres in New York. It is highest level of commercial theater around the world.

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.

New York City Hall, NY

Located at the very heart of City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan, New York City Hall is primarily known as the oldest city hall on the American soil. Built in the year 1812, New York City Hall showcases a spectacular French Renaissance Revival with interior Georgian Revival architecture. It is also designated as the National Historic Landmark.

New York Public Library, NY

The New York Public Library is a public library which houses at least 53 million item. The Library was established in 1895 and has 87 branches, its collection is over 52,946,398.

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.

Trinity Church, NY

Trinity Church, a functional, well-funded and historic church, is at 75 Broadway in Manhattan and close to the junction of Wall Street. Basically, it is visited for typical religious activities and marvelous architecture.

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.

Today we will set off from New York to Philadelphia, known as the "City of Love". Philadelphia is the capital of the United States and a city of historical significance in Washington. Then we will go to Washington, DC, the current capital of the United States, to visit the Presidential Memorial Hall, War Memorial, etc. to learn about the past history of the United States.

schedule:

New York → Philadelphia → Independence National Historical Park & ​​Lunch (90 minutes)→ Washington DC → Lincoln Memorial + Korean War Memorial Plaza + Vietnam War Memorial Wall (40 minutes) → White House (exterior, 20 minutes) → Jefferson Memorial (30 minutes) → Roosevelt Presidential Memorial Park (20 minutes)→ Hotel

Hotel: Springhill Suites Gaithersburg or similar.


Attractions

Independence Hall, PA

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

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.

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.

Philadelphia, PA

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

Thomas Jefferson Memorial, DC

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.

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.

Today we will take an in-depth tour of Washington, the capital of the US political center, check in the Chinese Embassy in the United States and several famous departments in the United States, look at the Capitol Building, the Center for Rights, and take pictures of the Pentagon from a distance. After finishing our trip in Washington, we will return to our hotel in New Jersey.

schedule:

Chinese Embassy in the United States (30 minutes) → clock in the Federal Reserve (20 minutes) → US Department of Justice (20 minutes) → the famous FBI (20 minutes) → Capitol (exterior, 30 minutes) → Pentagon (15 minutes) → New Jersey Hotel

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Newark Airport or similar.


Attractions

Federal Hall, NY

Federal Hall are the two historic buildings located in the heart of Wall Street, NYC. The original exterior was inspired by Greek building designs and the structure as a whole was completed way back in 1703. This building served as the New York’s first City Hall. It covers a total land of 0.45 acres and served a total of 156,707 visitors in 2004 alone.

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.

US Supreme Court Building, DC

The building is founded in 1789, located in Washington, DC and open to the public except for weekend days, is the seat of Supreme Court and judicial branch. It features all the qualities that attract a tourist in DC. Visitors wait for hours to get into this supremely beautiful building. Two justice statues are located on both sides of US Supreme Court building in foreground. Every year local and international tourists visit this place to feast their eyes.

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States, with history, scenery, and universities. It is a city of literature and art where modernity and tradition are intertwined. With low red brick walls and steep-roofed old churches, you will encounter the beautiful scenery at any moment when you walk here. There are star-studded educational resources and a profound cultural environment. In this "academic city", we will take a deep tour of Harvard University, which is ranked number one in the world, and the world-renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and then visit the Quincy Market.

schedule:

New York → Harvard University (90 minutes)→ Massachusetts Institute of Technology (90 minutes)→ Boston Quincy Market (120 minutes)

Hotel: Hampton Inn Boston/Marlborough or similar.


Attractions

(MIT) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a research based university, which is well-known for its intense and highly selective academics. There are 24 Nobel Prize winners and 22 Rhodes Scholars among the alumni of this institution.

Cambridge, MA

Cambridge is a city located in Middlesex County in the state if Massachusetts in the United States. The city is located in the north of Boston and was named “Cambridge” in honor of the University of Cambridge.

Harvard University, MA

Built in 1639, in Cambridge, MA, Harvard University is the oldest university in the United States. It is one of the most famous and highly ranked institutions in the world.

Quincy Market, MA

Located in the Faneuil Hall marketplace of downtown Boston, Quincy Market is a historic building that still presents itself as a souvenir marketplace and food court.

Quincy, MA

Quincy, nicknamed as the City of Presidents, is a state’s eighth largest city and a most important section of the Metropolitan Boston. It was founded in the year 1888, until now here the some of the famous personalities including American presidents, historians, and writers had made this city their home. It houses a wide variety of historical charms, as well as museums and similar tourist’s attractions.

Today we will go to the beautiful Newport City, Rhode Island to visit the holiday villas of billionaires and experience the wealth and glory of the United States during the gold rush. After that, head to New Haven to visit the campus of Yale University, the world's top university. Afterwards, we will return to New York to attend a New Year's Eve dinner specially arranged for you by Zongheng, and have a close interaction with North American Cui Ge.

schedule:

Newport City → Tingtao Mountain Villa (90 minutes, including tickets)→ New Haven → Yale University (60 minutes)→ New York→Zhengzhou specially arranges a New Year's Eve dinner and close interaction with North American Cui Ge

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Newark Airport or similar.


Depart in the morning and head to Central Park and Fifth Avenue to visit the Lincoln Center for the Arts. Or stroll through Central Park, or shuttle on Fifth Avenue (because there is no place for extra items, shopping on the same day is not recommended). After a leisurely lunch and free activities, you will have plenty of time to prepare for the New Year and New Year's Eve.

 

You have two choices on the New Year’s Eve on 12/31:

1. [New Year's Eve Carnival on Land] Enter the countdown area of ​​Times Square, feel the New Year's atmosphere of countdown with tens of thousands of tourists, and watch the performances before the countdown. At that time, the road in the area will be divided into a pedestrian zone. You can enjoy the colorful Times Square freely, experience the world-famous welcoming street celebrations, and witness the historic moment.

2. [Sea Warm New Year's Eve] Upgrade the three-hour New Year City Countdown Dinner Cruise & Fireworks (New Year City Countdown Dinner Cruise & Fireworks) Enjoy the night view of New York and the magnificent skyline on the Hudson River. Countdown to 2022 in the spectacular firework show (weather permitting) to celebrate the New Year. Enjoy a delicious buffet on the cruise, with freshly prepared main dishes, salads and desserts, as well as unlimited drinks such as wine, cocktails, beverages, and coffee. Will watch fireworks on the sea to welcome the arrival of the new year.

*Silver package: $437/person , also includes: high-end bar, midnight toast

*Platinum package: $682/person , also includes: high-end bar, midnight toast, a bottle of sparkling wine, a commemorative champagne flute for each adult ticket, and a window view.

 

After the New Year’s Eve activities, guests can choose to return to the hotel to rest or directly send to the three major airports (JFK/LGA/EWR), and take the flight to leave after 4:00AM on January 1, 2022. If you do not occupy the room that night (calculated by room), passengers in this room enjoy free airport drop-off service, and the tour fee remains the same. If the room is occupied, and there are guests who have left the group in the same room and need to be sent to the airport, the sending passenger will be charged an additional $20/person, and the tour guide will count on the group to accept registration.

 

Detailed service: Humanized multi-shift hotel shuttle bus (Guests can choose to return to the hotel early):

18:00, 21:00, and 1:30 (early morning on January 1) three time periods to meet the needs of different guests, guests can be sent back to the hotel.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Newark Airport or similar.


Attractions

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.

1. Passengers flying before 14:00 in the afternoon need to go to the three major airports (LGA, JFK or EWR, EWR airport is recommended) at their own expense. The travel agency can arrange a paid airport drop-off service at a cost of $120 per one way (covering the first and second person, plus 10 USD for each additional person from the third person).

2. Passengers on flights after 14:00 in the afternoon will be sent to the three major airports (LGA, JFK or EWR, EWR is recommended), and there will be no shopping for flights before 19:00.

3. Passengers on flights after 19:00 in the afternoon can choose to go to the outlet for free shopping. The clothes and shoes in the Jersey Garden Outlet are duty-free, and all goods are at a good price of 2 to 30% off.


  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.

  Tickets for attractions in the itinerary: World Trade Center Observation Deck, Tingtao Villa.

  Three meals a day are included for the whole journey (meals are not included on the pick-up day, please refer to the itinerary for other meals).

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


What's Excluded

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

   Airport pickup service charges $12/person.

  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 $12 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.

  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)
New Year City Countdown Dinner Cruise & Fireworks Silver Package, NY $437.00 $437.00 $437.00
New Year Night View Buffet Dinner Cruise*Platinum Package New Year City Countdown Dinner Cruise & Fireworks VIP/Platinum, NY $682.00 $682.00 $682.00
New York City Night Tour, NY $45.00 $35.00 $45.00

  All the prices are listed in USD.

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

  Prices may change without any notice.

  Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.

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

  Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.

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

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

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

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

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • Free Airport Pickup from JFK/LGA/EWR between 8:30 AM to 12:00 AM. For Domestic arrivals meet the guide at the baggage claim area and at Waiting Area for the international flight.
  • Paid Drop off service is available for 24 hours. $120 for 1 or 2 persons and $10 per additional person will be charged.

Return Location

  • Paid Airport Drop off from JFK, LGA and EWR before 2:00 PM there will be charges of $120 for 1-2 person and $10 for each additional person.
  • Passengers on flights after 14:00 in the afternoon will be sent to the three major airports (LGA, JFK or EWR, EWR is recommended), and there will be no shopping for flights before 19:00.
  • Passengers on flights after 19:00 in the afternoon can choose to go to the outlet for free shopping.

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 what the reason of cancellation is no refund or reschedule for any cancellation request made with in last 7 days of departure date. Even if the cancellation request comes in because of COVID.

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

⇒  15 days or more prior to departure - 10% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒  8-15 days prior to departure - 55% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒  7 days prior to departure – 100% tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

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 this processing fee will be deducted from each refund.

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

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

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

Buy 2 Get 3rd Free: 

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

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

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

Reservation, Booking & Redemption

Terms & Conditions

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

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


Tour Confirmation

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


E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)

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


Changes in Booking

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


Changes in Tour Itinerary

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

Reschedule

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

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

Pricing

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

2. If you can carry your child up to 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.

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.

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Ojas
  • 84
  • 3

We were super curious besides being so excited about the journey on Christmas that my parent booked for all of us. Personally, I would have rather chose not to take the bus journey, now that I had, there was so much that I learned and experience. I also think that we should have spent more time in Washington D.C because we just loved that city. There is nothing compared to the loveliness of Niagara Falls. We spend a good amount of time in New York, it definitely is a massive city and we were just traveling from one place to another. It was great being part of the Applebee Party in Times Square. Nice hotels and tour hosts.

Abdiel
  • 80
  • 4

it was the best Christmas I have ever had so far, not only because we went out on this bus tour, but also I got to explore Harvard University, Niagara Falls, and the Party in Times Square was a ton of enjoyment. We ordered the journey a few days earlier prior to reaching New York. It was already the Christmas Day when we reached New York, and the crowds were humungous there. It became so cold at Niagara Falls while we were soaking in the mist of the falls, and then I had taken the jet boat ride with my friends, it was worth it. The hotels in which we stayed were really nice and well-appointed. It was worth spending with this bus tour team!

Caiden
  • 78
  • 5

Hi. We came from China to take a tour on a bus with other fellows. We don’t know many places in America; many people suggested my family take this tour. There was so much party on the last day at the final hours of the year. For families and kids, they offered us to choose the Walking Tour which helped us to see the massive fireworks show, which we have never seen in mainland China. The food, hotels along with the bus charges gave us a massive budget. There was guy hosting the tour on the bus that also happens to speak Chinese very good so we got along quite well. See you again!

Gurkiran
  • 75
  • 2

Taking flights all the way from Vietnam to New York on a Christmas season was quite a fatigue for me and my kids. We booked the seats for New Year fun, and we were definitely looking out for huge amounts of fun on the fun and the tour never failed on providing us great destinations, hotels, and hosting facility. Although, I definitely recommend that the buses should be much better with the latest inventions in there like with TV screens. New York tour was wonderful, and the DC tour as well to see all the great attractions like White House, Lincoln Palace, Potomac Boating, and countless other. Great bus tour!

Sage
  • 72
  • 3

Booking the tour seats for my entire family on the internet was the easiest job for us, and then they gave us the time and locations regarding the tour departure and all that. It wasn’t just the regular tour we were expecting it to be because of the great facilities and tour guide on the bus. Now, that I had paid a lot for the tour seats online, I just couldn’t resist having a bad bus journey. Therefore, I was very careful about our destinations and what we were going to do there. The tour team was quite professional in providing the tour and great facilities; we didn’t have any disappointment throughout the course of the journey.

Faiyaz
  • 55
  • 10

everyone was off from their work and schools, so my wife and I planned on taking the family out on this bus tour on the 25th December. It was sort of a huge risk for us since we have never experienced any bus tours before; we were worried that we might not have the good Christmas. Despite all that, travels guides welcomed us on reaching LGA airports and they checked us in at the red roof lodging which was expensive compared to what they offering and it was the holiday season, the hotels were booked and super busy. The tour had a massive number of great stops throughout the week. Amazing Countdown Cruise in New York!

Sadie
  • 49
  • 9

In the start, we just didn’t want to spend Christmas day with strangers in New York and pretty far away from our hometown. But my fiancé gave me courage and thumbs up to finally board on the journey. In Brazil, the people should offer this kind of bus tour and I’m 100% certain that anyone could just love this tour. The pricing seemed a pretty high and also it was the holiday season, there should be some kind of a discount package or something like that. Niagara Falls is like a paradise on earth. We spent a lot of time in New York and quite less in Philadelphia. After all, it was a great experience with this American Bus Tour.

Indranil
  • 21
  • 13

There was this little baby on the bus who spent the most of the time so loud on my next seat. These foreigners don’t have any manners or even respect for the other people, first of all, we had to travel a lot and the journey was already not much kid friendly. Anyways, spending holidays with my buddies on this bus tour was a huge futhe n, the Niagara jet boating experience helped us enjoy even more at the Niagara Falls Park. Good thing that we packed all the stuff we would need for this bus journey and especially for the Times Square Countdown Party. Good days!

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