8-Day New York/New Jersey to Washington DC, Christmas Village, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Innovative New Year's Eve Countdown Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
Tour Code: GOL-NYC-316A
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
1. On the day of the pick-up, you will travel to New York at night, take a photo with the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center, which is covered with thousands of colorful lights, shuttle through the Union Square, and be in the Decker Heights, where the entire block is covered with shining lights, like a dream The magical Christmas experience will not let you down!
2. Explore the four famous cities in the east of the United States: New York, the fashion capital, Philadelphia, the city of friendship, Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, and Baltimore, the famous seaport city; fully enjoy the newly built "American Dream", a shopping, entertainment and food center in North America.
3. The annual Rocket Girl Christmas song and dance show: The fairy-tale New York Christmas street scene is moved into the theater, creating a dreamlike visual effect for the audience and experiencing a strong Christmas atmosphere.
4. On the evening of the last day of 2022, participate in the New Year's Eve countdown event for 10,000 people in Times Square, the "crossroads of the world", and wait for one minute for the countdown to the last day of the year to welcome the arrival of the brand new year 2023.
5. Walking classroom, entertaining and entertaining, allowing children to experience New York and Washington in the textbook.
6. Explore the top five universities in the eastern United States: Princeton University + Hopkins University + University of Pennsylvania + New York University + Columbia University.
7. The tour will be led by a specially trained navigator guide.
8. Guaranteed room in a twin room, outside of New York City, in a suite hotel with kitchenware.
- Admission: Museum of Modern Art and The Rockettes show.
Airport(JFK/LGA/EWR) Pick-up Information:
1. Every day from 8:30 to 12:00 at midnight; we provide complimentary airport pick-up at there major airports of New York: JFK, LGA and EWR, Flushing (9:30 to 17:00), and Chinatown in Manhattan (18:30).
2. Arrival procedure for domestic flight: Arrival→Baggage Claim area→Meet tour guide→Tour guide will arrange shuttle bus service.
3. Arrival procedure for international flight: Arrival→Go through immigration→Baggage Claim Area→Go through Custom→Meet tour guide→Tour guide will arrange shuttle bus service.
4. If customers arrived outside of the complimentary airport pickup hours, we can arrange 24 hours airport pick-up service for $160 (include first 1st and 2nd persons, $10 for each additional person).
The first-day itinerary is for your reference only; the schedule is subject to change upon your arrival.
Thanks for choosing your vacation with us! You can choose any one of the major airports in New York City (JFK, LGA, EWR) when you book your flight. Our professional tour guide will meet you at the baggage claim area for the domestic flight; for an international flight, please arrive at the Passenger Waiting Area for pick up. (Passengers, who arrive at Terminal 7of JFK Airport, please wait outside of the baggage claim area.)
All guests who can meet tour guide with claimed baggage before 4:30PM, or arrive Flushing/Chinatown departure location before 4:30 PM, can join our tailored night tour to experience the charm of “the city that never sleeps”!
Itinerary: Dyker Heights (30 mins) → Union Square Holiday Market (20 mins) → Rockefeller Center (30 mins)
The night tour is booked in advance, two people form a group, guaranteed departure, it is recommended to book in advance.
Hotel: Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport or similar.
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, often called New York City to distinguish it from New York State, or NYC for short, is the most populous city in the United States. It is one of the world's most populous megacities. New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, significantly influencing commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, art, fashion, and sports, and is the most photographed city in the world.
Wall Street & Charging Bull (60 mins) → Brooklyn Bridge (60 mins) → Chinatown & Lunch (90 mins) → United Nations Headquarter (outside visit, 20 mins) → Grand Central (30 mins) → The Fifth Avenue (100 mins, you can go to the Central Park by yourself, or go to the Museum of Modern Art, include MOMA ticket) → Time Square (60 mins)
Hotel: Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport or similar.
Enjoy the impressive view of New York City walking on the Brooklyn Bridge which is an hybrid cable suspension bridge with striking architecture.
Central Park was established in New York in 1857, it is an urban park which is situated in Manhattan. It is the most visited urban park in the United States and is built on area of 778 acres.
The Grand Central Terminal is a rail road terminal at the 42nd street. The Grand Central Terminal 48 acres and has as many as 44 platforms which is more than any other railroad in the world.
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.
1. A world famous modern art museum and considered one of the most influential and largest of its kind situated in midtown Manhattan. It also has a library with 300,000 books approx and more than 1000 periodical titles.
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.
Legitimately an “international phase” and not part of the America, the U.N. Headquarters practically mirrors worldwide collaboration. Constructed in 1947 and completed in 1961, the sight has captivating landscape on 18-1cre space expanded on the East River.
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 head to American Dream and you can enjoy whole day at the Mall.
American Dream (optional, 8 hours)
Hotel: Homewood Suites by Hilton Somerset or similar.
Today we will leave from New York, first to visit Princeton University, one of the eight Ivy League schools in America. Afterwards, we will head to Philadelphia, known as the "City of Love", to explore the National Independence Historical Park, visit the former residence of American flag maker Ms. Ross, and stroll through the University of Pennsylvania.
New York → Princeton University (90 mins) → Independence National Historical Park (20 mins) → Chinatown Walking Tour & Lunch (80 mins) → Betsy Ross House (30 mins) → University of Pennsylvania (90 mins) → Bolt of Lightning (20 mins)
Hotel: Residence Inn by Marriott - Silver Spring or similar.
The Betsy Ross House is a fascinating landmark in Philadelphia that is alleged to be the spot where Betsy Ross, a seamstress and flag-maker lived when she sewed the first American flag.
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.
The Ivy League Private Research University in Princeton is said to be as Princeton University. It is one of the oldest research institutions in New Jersey.
Today we will visit Washington, the capital of the United States, to check in these places that have affected the United States now or in the future. In the afternoon, you can watch the giant pandas that China gave to the United States at the National Zoo. It is very rare to see national treasures in other countries.
Lincoln Memorial+ Korean War Memorial+ Vietnam Veterans Memorial (40 mins) → White House (Outside visit, 20 mins) → U.S. Capitol (Outside visit, 30 mins) → National Museum of Natural History (90 mins) → Smithsonian National Zoological Park (120 mins) → Baltimore
Hotel: Homewood Suites by Hilton Baltimore-BWI Airport or similar.
It is one of the largest museums in the world. The American Museum of Natural History has more than 33 million specimens of animals, plants, fossils, rocks, minerals, meteorites, human cultural artifacts and even human remains, but only a fractions are displayed at a single time. The museum receives around 5 million visitors annually.
Baltimore is the largest US independent city, situated in the state of Maryland. It is also the 26th most populated city of the country. It has some of the earliest National historic Register districts.
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.
The Smithsonian Institution is located in Washington Dc, USA with museums including world’s largest museum also known as Smithsonian museum and research centers. It is also called “United States National Museum”.
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.
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 visit Baltimore which is the birthplace of the national anthem. Inner Harbor, the heart of the city for sightseeing, entertainment and shopping. Then, we will visit Johns Hopkins University, the first research university in the United States. Later, we will drive back to New York to visit New York University and Washington Square. In the evening, we will watch the annual Rockettes Christmas Cabaret Show, which is full of festive atmosphere for all ages and families.
Baltimore Inner Harbor (60 mins) → Johns Hopkins University (90 mins) → New York → New York University (90 mins) → Washington Square (30 mins) → The special arrangement to watch the Rockettes Christmas Show
1. The Rockettes dance show will be performed in the 3M STAND or 2M OBSTR area, please refer to the actual arrangement on the day.
Hotel: Homewood Suites by Hilton Somerset or similar.
A historic seaport, landmark and tourist attraction in Baltimore. It was the second leading port located in US. Tourists visit this place to enjoy the boating in harbor.
It is the name of a Borough which is located at the meeting point of Atlantic Ocean and Hudson River. The tourist destinations of the borough are Empire State Building, Broadway Theater and sprawling Central Park.
It is most well-known and visited the public park in New York after the Central Park, covering over 9.7 acres of area in the heart of Greenwich Village. It is also known as the center of cultural activities, as well as the year-round parades are held here drawing a wide number of visitors from all around the region.
In the morning, we will visit the Columbia University in the City of New York, Central Park of New York, the 5th Ave and Lincoln Center. There would be no space for storage shopping bags so please do not purchase any goods on that day. Next, we are heading to the Times Square countdown area, and celebrating New Year with thousands of visitors.
You will have 2 options for the countdown:
1. You may walk to Times Square and watch performances before the countdown. At the same time, the countdown zone will be closed for pedestrians only; you may experience the world-famous New Year street celebrations to witness the historic moment. (Free of charge)
2. New York Countdown Dinner Cruise. Cruise into the New Year in style aboard our New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise!
*Three-hour dinner cruise on the East and Hudson Rivers.
*Delicious buffet with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts.
*Count down to 2022 with a spectacular fireworks display (weather permitting).
*Spectacular views of the NYC skyline.
*Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water.
*Onboard DJ entertainment.
*Props for photos: beads, hats, noisemakers and mascarade themed handouts.
*Guaranteed table for your party size.
Silver Package: $437 per person, Includes: Premium bar and Toast at midnight.
VIP/Platinum: $682 per person, Includes: Premium bar, Toast at midnight, Bottle of sparkling wine, Souvenir champagne flute per adult ticket and Window table reservations for the best views
After the countdown, guests can choose to return to the hotel and rest or use a free airport drop-off service directly to the three major airports (LGA, JFK and EWR), taking flights after 4:00 AM on 1 January 2019. If the room is not occupied at that night (count by room), Tour fee does not change; If room is occupying, and drop-off service is provided for guests who shared the room, there will be a one-time charge of $20/person, please inform your tour leader in advance.
Exclusive countdown service details:
Hotel shuttle bus: departure at 18:00/21:00/01:30.
Hotel: Homewood Suites by Hilton Somerset or similar.
1. Flights before 2:00PM: Drop-off service to three major airports (LGA, JFK or EWR, EWR is highly recommended.) will be charged at $160/Ride for Maximum 4 passengers.
2. Flights after 2:00PM: Free airport drop-off service to three major airports (LGA, JFK or EWR, EWR is highly recommended). Passengers of flights before 7:00PM will NOT go shopping.
3. Flights after 7:00PM, tourists can go shopping at the Jersey Garden Outlet. The merchandises will be on sale for 20% to 70% savings with assorted designer and named brands.
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.
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.
Tickets for Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Breakfast (Hilton Garden Inn Time Square takes care of itself, Hyatt Place Flushing includes breakfast).
Tour package price includes all the taxes.
Free Airport pick up is available on this tour. The Tour Package price will not include Mandatory Tour Guide tips for Airport Pickup.
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.
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.
|Attractions||Adult||Child(3-11 yrs)||Senior(65+ yrs)|
|Betsy Ross House, PA||$7.00||$6.00||$6.00|
|New Year City Countdown Dinner Cruise & Fireworks Gold Package, NY||$603.00||$603.00||$603.00|
|New Year City Countdown Dinner Cruise & Fireworks Silver Package, NY||$483.00||$483.00||$483.00|
|New Year Night View Buffet Dinner Cruise*Platinum Package New Year City Countdown Dinner Cruise & Fireworks VIP/Platinum, NY||$643.00||$643.00||$643.00|
|New York City Night Tour, NY||$60.00||$50.00||$60.00|
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.
- Flights before 2:00 PM Paid Drop off is available for (LGA, JFK or EWR, EWR is recommended.) $160 will be charged for Maximum 4 person.
- Passengers on flights after 2:00 PM will be sent to the (LGA, JFK or EWR, EWR is recommended), and there will be no shopping for flights before 7:00.
- Passengers on flights after 7:00 in the evening can choose to go to the outlet for free shopping.
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.
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.
⇒ 16 days or more prior to departure - 10% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
⇒ 9-15 days prior to departure - 50% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
⇒ 8 days prior to departure – 100% tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
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. Each Cancellation Request must be received in writing by email.
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.
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.
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 15 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.
11. Final hotels booked may not be same as the one mentioned on the website.
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.
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.
I had planned earlier also for this tour and it failed to work. This time also I had my heart beating fast, but once we boarded the bus with our kids, everything was forgotten. This was an 8 day tour and Niagara Falls we spend the best time and Boston, Philadelphia and other places also was a relaxed visit.
I never thought we would have that much fun while going with a tour company but we had a astonishing 3 day trip. Visits to the prestigious institutes in Washington DC and New York like Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Independence Hall, Lincoln Memorial was the best part of the trip. It was a perfectly amazing guided tour ever. I would definitely recommend it to everyone.
An excellent tour overall. Good hotels, good tourist spots, perfect guide. I was a little unconvinced with the food offered. I don’t think anyone else had the same problem though.
oh man! The raging fun we had at the Time Square is incomparable; we took the premium passes for the continental services. Joining the bus tour was a right idea because they managed it quite amazingly and every place they took us worth a visit. Some of my personal best destinations are Empire State Building Observatory, Memorials in the Washington DC, and of course the Christmas Village. Our Christmas holidays were well spent. Thanks a lot for a professional team.
I wouldn’t say that my trip was entirely the best since we there was a huge crowd of people at Time Square for the New Year party and we didn’t get our hotel rooms because they were full and we had to fly back to our town. I like the time we spent in New York and at DC. We took really great photos at White House, Time Square especially at the Potomac and Hudson Rivers. Thanks for our travel guide for being so guiding and friendly. Cheers!