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8-Day New York to Niagara Falls, Corning, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston and New York City In-depth Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

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8-Day New York to Niagara Falls, Corning, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston and New York City In-depth Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
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Departure City New York City NY US
Return City New York City NY US; Newark NJ US
Language Chinese and English
Available Days Tue(2016-06-16 To 2019-01-31) | Tue(2017-09-01 To 2017-12-31)
Duration 8 Day(s) / 7 Night(s)
Tour code GOL-NYC-336A

Visit some famous landmarks in this tour like the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Wall Street; in Philadelphia we see the Independence Park, later in DC the White House, US Capitol, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Potomac River Cruise, Corning Glass Museum, Niagara Falls, Harvard University, Boston Park, Boston Harbour Cruise, 911 Memorial Museum and Broadway Musicals.

Day 1
Hometown – NYC (Self-guided tour in Flushing)

You can arrive at any of the major NY airports (JFK & LGA) and for that matter New Jersey too (EWR). Our tour guide will meet you at the baggage claim area or the Passenger Waiting Area for domestic or international flights respectively. Free pickup is only available from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm.

People arriving at the JFK or LGA airports might visit the Flushing in Queens and also to the Sky View Centre. You can indulge in the many shopping and dining options there. For people who arrive at EWR airport before 12 noon can visit the Jersey Garden Shopping outlets. The ones who arrive by 4:30 pm, for them we have a specially planned night tour of this “Sleepless Town”.

Hotel: Holiday Inn or Similar.

Day 2
New York City Tour

Our day 2 journey begins with our visit to the Empire State Building and catch breath-taking views of the Central Park and also the rest of NYC. Later we will be going on a cruise on the Hudson and enjoy the view of the bustling city from a completely different angle. You will come close to the Statue of Liberty and also the Brooklyn Bridge. Thereafter we will visit the USS Intrepid, a national heritage which houses supersonic airliners and various other historic aircrafts. Apart from these we will also visit some other famous landmarks like the Wall Street, the Trinity Church, see the New York Stock Exchange and the famous Charging Bull sculpture. Also visit the Times Square and later the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. We won’t be missing the Metropolitan Museum of Art with over 2 million works of art. We will pass by the Fifth Avenue, Ground Zero, Rockefeller Centre and also the new Freedom Tower.

Hotel: Holiday Inn or Similar.

Day 3
Philadelphia – Washington DC

On day 3, we visit Philadelphia and begin with the Independence National Historic Park where you can see the Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell; also the statue of George Washington and the former Congress Hall. Following this, we will head on to Washington D.C. where we visit the Lincoln Memorial. Later we will be visiting the Vietnam Veteran Memorial and also the Korean War Memorial which honours the U.S. armed forces who passed away in these battles. Following we visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, there you can learn about the history of air and space travel by humans. Next we can will see the White House and the US Capitol building from the outside as the visit by public is limited there. Later we will on a Potomac River Cruise and you can catch glimpses of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, World War 2 Memorial and other interesting sights and sceneries of the city.

Hotel: Holiday Inn or Similar.

Day 4
Washington DC – Corning - Niagara Falls (Night View)

On day 4, at first we will arrive at Corning at the famous Glass Museum where you can learn about the science and history of glass making. Later we will be visiting probably the most interesting part of the tour the Niagara Falls. You can go really close to the roaring descend of the falls by taking the “Maid of the Mist” voyage. When Maid of the Mist is not available you can go on a jet boat ride on the Niagara. Following is an IMAX Movie on the Niagara Falls depicting the human interaction with the falls since ancient times. Later on you can go on a self-guided tour of the falls or take the Niagara Falls In-depth Tour with us which will include visit to the Niagara Whirlpool State Park where you can see natural Whirlpool formed around 4,200 years ago, the Old Fort Niagara which is a historic landmark. We will also see the Thundering Water Cultural Show depicting the impact of the falls on the native people.

Hotel: Clarion Hotel or Similar.

Day 5
Upstate New York – Boston

We will leave for Boston on the start of day 5, firstly you will get to see the Erie Canal and mountains that will come on our way. On arriving at Cambridge in the afternoon, we go for an exclusive tour of the Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, two premier institutions of the nation. We will be passing by the Trinity Cathedral, Boston Athenaeum, Boston Park, Hancock Building, Swan Lake Park and the State House.

Hotel: Holiday Inn or Similar.

Day 6
Boston – New York

We will begin our day by taking a cruise on the Boston Harbour and catch its spectacular views. Later we arrive at the Quincy Market and pick up some souvenirs and have lunch by the joints here and they offer very authentic cuisines. In the afternoon, we come back to New York and check in to hotel at Manhattan Financial District, next to the newly built One World Trade Centre. In the evening catch amazing night views of the Hudson River around the west bank of Manhattan.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Manhattan Financial District or Similar.

Day 7
One World Observatory – 911 Memorial Museum – Broadway Shows (No Guided Excursions)

In the morning you can arrive at the One World Trade Centre, currently the highest skyscraper in US. Following that, you can visit the 911 Memorial Museum and you can know about all the documents and facts related to the incident. Come thee nightfall, you can enjoy a Broadway Musical, one of the most popular and celebrated symbols of the city. Or else, you can even go for a NBA game, you will be thrilled. Another thing you can do is go on a cruise dinner on the New York Harbour.

Hotel: Holiday Inn or Similar.

Day 8
New York (No Guided Excursions) – Hometown

Take a helicopter ride to get an overlook of the city from the sky. You can go on the historical subway and get to see the following, the Columbia University, Grand Central Station, Lincoln Centre, New York Stock Exchange, the American Museum of Natural History, etc. Or-else you can go on an extravagant shopping at the Bloomingdale’s flagship store, a nine storey shopping paradise. You can also visit the Century 21 department store. You have the option of going to SoHo in Manhattan, another shopping neighbourhood. Later head on to your hometown accordingly.

IMPORTANT NOTES
  • 1. The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.
  • 2. The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.
  • 3. Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.
  • 4. You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.
  • 5. Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.
  • 6. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.
  • 7. These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.
  • 8. Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.
cost includes

  Most of the tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. A minivan can also be used depending on the number of people booking the tour.

  Free Airport Pickup is available on this tour.

  Tour is inclusive of hotel accommodation.

  Inclusive of all taxes.

  Tour is accompanied by the tour guide.

cost Excludes

  Rates could alter without prior notice.

  Airport pickup service charges $8/person.

  Optional fees will be paid in cash to the guide.Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website. 

  Guide will arrange meals and drinks when requested as they are not included in the package.

  Daily Service charges for driver and the guide is $8 minimum per person.

  Such expenses as telephone services, alcoholic drinks, beverages and laundry services which are private room services.

  Services related to travel insurance.

  Other personal expenses.

Important: We never encourage customers to purchase admission packages from outside sources and try using them in this tour with discount. If they do, they must arrange transport on the same day.



Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (62+ yrs)
Boston Harbor Cruise, MA$22.00$17.00$20.00
Boston Lobster Dinner, MA$32.00$32.00$32.00
Corning Museum of Glass, NY$19.50$0.00$16.60
DC Cruise, DC$26.00$18.00$23.00
Empire State Building, NY$34.00$27.00$31.00
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, NY$25.00$23.00$25.00
Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY$18.25$10.65$18.25
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY$25.00$0.00$17.00
National September 11 Memorial & Museum, NY$24.00$15.00$18.00
New York City Night Tour, NY$25.00$15.00$25.00
Niagara Adventure Movie, NY$12.00$8.00$12.00
Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour$25.00$15.00$22.00
One World Trade Center, NY$32.00$26.00$30.00
Statue of Liberty Cruise, NY$29.00$17.00$24.00
Thundering Water Show, NY$20.95$13.00$20.95
USS Intrepid, NY$33.00$24.00$31.00
Important Notes
  • 1. All the prices are listed in USD.
  • 2. Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.
  • 3. Prices may change without any notice.
  • 4. Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.
  • 5. Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.
  • 6. Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.
  • 7. Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.
  • 8. A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.
  • 9. There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.
  • 10. Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.
Departure Locations

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

Free Hotel Transfer, If you arrive before 6:00 PM 87 Bowery (2nd Floor), Chinatown, New York, NY 10013

Free Hotel Transfer, If you arrive before 5:00 PM 131-80 39th AVE Flushing, NY 11354

Returns Locations

Kindly book your flights to depart from New York (EWR, JFK, or LGA) drop off service is available for 24 hours.

Important Notes
  • 1. Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).
  • 2. Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations
  • 3. There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.
  • 4. You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.
  • 5. Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.
  • 6. If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.
  • 7. If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.
  • 8. On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.
Reservation, Booking & Redemption

Terms & Conditions

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

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


Tour Confirmation

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


E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)

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


Changes in Booking

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


Changes in Tour Itinerary

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

Reschedule

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

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

Pricing

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

2. If you can carry your child up to 3 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.

3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.

4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.

5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.

6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.

7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.

8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.

9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.

10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.

Child Rate:

Child rates are applicable for children between (0-12 years) of age. Parents are advised to bring car seats for the safety of their child.

Buy 2 Get 3rd discounted: Get 3rd Ticket on special discounted rates on the purchase of 2 tickets.

Cancellation

No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from out travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that re-incurred when there is a cancellation of confirmed or pending bookings. As such, there are cancellation penalties or fees incurred. Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.

We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirement or circumstances beyond control. In case a cancellation is made at any given moment in time before departure, our only liability as GoldenBusTours will be to refund you, the passenger with the amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements inclusive of separate purchase of air tickets.

We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations.


Cancellation charges 

⇒  A 60% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 3-10 days or more before the departure date.

⇒  A 100% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 3 days before the departure date.

⇒  A 100% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs on departure day.

 

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.

An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties.

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.

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.

Philippe
54 5

I booked this tour after going through various reviews and recommendations and it was worth it. A really good, well timed and well executed tour. The hotels were decent. They could have been better.

Mitchell
35 2

We are 2 best friends on this bus tour sitting holding hands. We have come out for the first time on some tour, but for regular outings. This 8 day tour was the best and we could visit the best places and the guide supported with exact information.

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