8-Day New york to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Princeton, Cambridge, Boston,New Haven, West Point, Pennsylvania and Yale University Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

Tour Code: GOL-NYC-557
Duration: 8 Day(s) / 7 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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 8-Day New york to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Princeton, Cambridge, Boston,New Haven, West Point, Pennsylvania and Yale University Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
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Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Tuesday & Special Dates

Highlights :

Let’s have an in-depth tour in nine top schools: Columbia University, New York University, University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale University and West Point!

Follow us and take a visit to two biggest libraries in the East Coast: the largest municipal public library in the US - New York Public Library and the largest urban public library - Boston Public Library.

Explore two famous museums: Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the four major museums in the world and the Penn Museum.

Enjoy the beautiful view of New York during the special morning tour and night tour!

Enjoy delicious food in Hudson Yards, feast in New York's Chinatown and Flushing. You can even dine atthe Penn cafeteria and taste Boston lobster in Quincy Market!

Comfortable suite hotels are carefully arranged during the tour, and hotel breakfasts are also provided!

Itinerary

Airport Pick-up Information: 

1. Every day from 9:00 to 21:00 (Please be aware of the listed times and meet there accordingly with our staff after claiming your baggage). We provide complimentary airport pick-up at two major airports of New York: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA).

2. Arrival procedure for domestic flights: Arrival→ Baggage claim area→ Meet the tour guide→ Tour guide will arrange for the shuttle bus service.

3. Arrival procedure for international flights: Arrival→ Go through immigration→ Baggage claim area→ Go through customs→ Meet the tour guide→ Tour guide will arrange for the shuttle bus service.

4. If customers arrive outside of the complimentary airport pick-up hours, we can arrange 24-hour airport pick-up service for $160 (which include two people at most, $10 for each additional person).

5. For those who do not require airport pick-up service on the first day, shuttle service will be provided at the following pick-up locations (please register when booking the tour): 

- 9:30 – 17:00 arrive at Flushing: 37-20 Prince St Flushing Suite 2E Flushing NY 11354

6. For guests arriving at the Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), you may take a taxi to your hotel. We offer a paid airport pick-up service at a cost of $160 for the first two passengers and an extra $10 charge on each additional passenger.

 

The first-day itinerary is for your reference only; the schedule is subject to change upon your arrival. 

Free airport pick-up service is included on the first day (excluding service fee $12/person).

Thank you for choosing to 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 7 in the JFK Airport, please wait outside of the baggage claim area).

 

New York Morning Tour

• For guests who can meet the tour guide with claimed baggage before 9:00am at JFK/LGA airport.

 Itinerary: New York City Hall & Brooklyn Bridge (80 mins) → Lunch (45 mins, at your own expense) → New York Chinatown & Little Italy & Manhattan Bridge (60 mins) → SoHo (30 mins)

Note: Minimum of two people are required in order for it to be operated. Seats are guaranteed for guests who book in advance. This tour will be subject to whether there are vacancies in the car if guests make a reservation during the tour.

 

New York Night Tour

• All guests who can meet tour guide with claimed baggage before 4:30PM can join our tailored night tour to experience the charm of “the city that never sleeps”!

• Itinerary: Times Square & Broadway (45 mins) → Rockefeller Center & Fifth Avenue & St. Patrick's Cathedral (40 mins) → Manhattan Night View: Long Island City (30 mins)

Note: Minimum of two people are required in order for it to be operated. Seats are guaranteed for guests who book in advance. It will be subject to whether there are vacancies in the car and if the guests make a reservation during the tour.

 

Hotel: Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport Or similar.

Special Note: Night Stay at: Hyatt Place Flushing/Laguardia Airport (During the period 05/24/2024-06/10/2024, 08/03/2024-09/12/2024).


Attractions

Manhattan Morning Tour, NY

Bounded by the Hudson and Harlem Rivers, the Manhattan is a densely populated New York neighborhood. It houses the famous Broadway shows, the Empire State Building, and Times Square – the crossroads of the world. Manhattan Morning Tour explores the top-notch charms of Manhattan is a less densely crowded period of the day. Visitors will discover the famous sites and the authentic core spirit of this bustling old town.

Visit Rockefeller Center, spend time at Times Square and then visit an Observation Deck in New Jersey for exciting and beautiful views on our guided New York City night tour.

Today, we will go to Columbia University in Upper Manhattan and take a tour of this Ivy League school. Then, we will head to Central Park, the first man-made landscape park in the United States. There is a park called Strawberry Fields built to commemorate John Lennan. Next, we will drive to the New York Public Library which contains rich collections and visit Bryant Park, an oasis in the downtown area. You may taste delicious cakes and coffee in Lady M cake and Blue Bottle Coffee at your own expense. Finally, we’ll take a stroll in Times Square, which is known as the "crossroads of the world," and you may choose to enjoy a classic Broadway musical at your own expense!

Before 05/01/2024 Itinerary:

Columbia University (1 hour, official guide included) → Central Park (1.5 hours) → New York Public Library & Bryant Park (1 hour) → Times Square (30 mins) → Broadway

Starting from 05/01/2024 Itinerary:

Columbia University (1 hour, official campus tour included) → Central Park (90 mins) → New York Financial Tour (Mandatory, 150 mins) → Broadway

New York Financial Tour Itinerary:
First Stop: Canyon of Heroes → Woolworth Building → 15 Park Row (the world’s tallest skyscraper between 1899-1901) → The Porter Building → St. Paul’s Church → Telegraph Building
Second Stop: Equitable Building → Trinity Church → Bank of New York → Federal Hall → New York Stock Exchange → Trump Building → Deutsche Bank → Charging Bull → Customs House → Standard Oil Building → Cunard Line HQ 
Third Stop: Rockefeller Center (pass by Diamond District and International Gem Tower)
Fourth Stop: Pulitzer Fountain → Grand Army Plaza → Plaza Hotel → Times Square → Nasdaq MarketSite

Notes:
1. The New York Financial Tour attractions will be viewed by car and hiking, and we will stop at four regions.
2. The above attractions are all outside visited.

Recommended Disney Musicals: "Aladdin" ,"The Lion King".
Seating Area: Orchestra Or Front Mezzanine.
Price: $280/person (Including: a musical ticket + Chinese transfer service to the hotel after the performance).

Recommended Broadway Classic Musicals: "Wicked", "MJ: The Musical".
Seating Area: Orchestra Or Front Mezzanine.
Selling Price: $260/person (Including: a musical ticket + Chinese transfer service to the hotel after the performance).

Recommended Broadway Classic Musicals: "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child".
Seating Area: Orchestra Or Prime Dress Circle.
Selling Price: $260/person (Including: a musical ticket + Chinese transfer service to the hotel after the performance).

Note: Broadway Musical tickets cannot be refunded or changed once booked.

For tours departing between 05/23/2024-06/10/2024 and 08/02-09/12/2024, you will be arranged at Embassy Suites by Hilton Piscataway Somerset or similar this night.

Hotel: 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.

Bryant Park, NY

it is a exquisite park to have a time out and relax on a sunny day. Its main purpose is to make amusing and lively graphic, traditional and rational open air involvement of New Yorkers and others.

Central Park, NY

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.

Columbia University, NY

The research Ivy League University in Manhattan NYC is Columbia University. According to latest survey, it is oldest higher learning institution in NYC.

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.

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.

Rise and shine! We will first go to visit New York University. Next, follow us and take a visit to the Little Island. Covering an area of 2.4 acres, the Little Island is a man-made island with beautiful scenery. You can see the Hutson River and the skyline of Manhattan when you climb high. Then we will take a cruise and travel around the Statue of Liberty! In the afternoon, we will visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MOMA). It is recognized as one of the top four museum along with British Museum, the Louvre and the Hermitage Museum. Finally, let's enjoy our time in the popular Hudson Yards! You may take a visit to the Vessel and The Edge, the suspended viewing platform. You can also enjoy delicious food here.

 

Itinerary:

New York University & Washington Square Park (45 mins, guided campus tour included) → Little Island (40 mins) → Liberty Cruise (Optional, 1 hour) → Metropolitan Museum of Art (Optional, 2 hours) → Hudson Yards & Vessel & The Edge (2 hours, The Edge is at your own expense)

 

Hotel: Embassy Suites by  Hilton Piscataway Somerset or similar.


Attractions

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Founded privately in 1870, the

New York University, NY

Located in the heart of Big Apple, New York University is a private research university which has campuses all around the globe. New York University is known as one of the oldest universities in the United States which was founded in the year 1831 at Greenwich Village in New York.

Statue of Liberty Cruise, NY

A symbol of America, a gift from French it is a tourist attraction and a place where 151 feet high statue stands. Nothing is better than watching the statue whilst cruising on a luxury Statue of Liberty Cruise.

Statue of Liberty, NY

Statue of Liberty is a splendidly huge sculpture situated on Liberty Island, New York, US. The visitors love to see this famous symbol of freedom and the history attached to it.

Washington Square Park, NY

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.

Today, we will drive to Philadelphia. We will begin our tour by taking a visit to the University of Pennsylvania. One-hour will be arranged to learn about the history and achievements of this famous school. The rest of the three hours will be used to visit the Penn Museum which contains rich collections and then we will dine in the campus cafeteria. Enjoy your leisure time at the University of Pennsylvania! Following, we will head to one of the National Historic Sites of the U.S. - Independence National Historical Park and have a look at the Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell which symbolizes freedom. Finally, we will leave Philadelphia for Baltimore to visit the famous Johns Hopkins University.

 

Itinerary:

Philadelphia → University of Pennsylvania (4 hours, fee included: an official campus guided tour+ a Penn Museum ticket+ a lunch) → Independence National Historical Park & Philadelphia Congress Hall (60 mins) → Baltimore → Johns Hopkins University (1 hour, guided tour included)

 

Hotel: TownePlace Suites by  Marriott Baltimore BWI  Airport 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.

John Hancock Tower, MA

The John Hancock Tower or the John Hancock Center is a 100 story building in Boston. It is 1,127 feet tall, its construction started in 1965 and was completed in 1969.

Liberty Bell, PA

Liberty Bell Center is located in Philadelphia, PA, is the symbol of the American Revolution which was crafted in the year 1752.

Pennsylvania, PA

The state of America located in the middle of Atlantic Ocean and Northern Region is known as Pennsylvania. The Mountain Ranges of this place are quite famous in the world.

In the morning, we will first head to the Baltimore Inner Harbor, one of the world's famous seaports and one of the most popular tourist attractions of Baltimore. You will see numerous shopping malls and trendy bars located in the harbor. Next, we will drive to Princeton University, one of the 14 founding institutions of the AAU and a member of the Ivy League. As of 2019, Princeton University has contributed two presidents, twelve Supreme Court justices and numerous congressmen to the U.S. Finally, we will drive to Cambridge.

 

Itinerary:

Baltimore Inner Harbor (45 mins) → Princeton → Princeton University (1.5 hours, guided tour included) → Cambridge

 

Hotel: Residence Inn by  Marriott Tewksbury Andover or similar.


Attractions

Baltimore, MD

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.

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.

Inner Harbor Baltimore, MD

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.

Princeton University, NJ

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.

Princeton, NJ

The municipality in Mercer County linked with the borough form of government is called Princeton. It is one of the recently-developed municipalities that established on 1st January, 2013.

Today we will first visit Harvard University, another famous Ivy League school. Many faculty members of Harvard have won the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer, and Fields Medal. Afterwards, we will go to View Boston at Prudential Center and the largest urban public library in the U.S. at the Boston Public Library, which has a collection of more than 15 million books, second only to the Library of Congress and the Harvard University Library. You may choose to take the Boston Duck Tour to have a view of Boston from the water. Finally, we will drive to Copley Square, where you can take photos under Trinity Church and John Hancock Tower! For dinner, you can enjoy the local Boston lobster at Quincy Market.

 

Before 05/01/2024 Itinerary:

Harvard University In-Depth Tour (2 hours, official guided campus tour included) → View Boston at Prudential Center (Optional, 50 mins) → Boston Public Library (60 mins) → Boston Duck Tour (60 mins, optional) → Copley Square & Trinity Church Boston & John Hancock Tower (Outside visit, 30 mins) → Quincy Market (75 mins, Boston lobster dinner included)

Starting from 05/01/2024 Itinerary:

The Firsts of America Exploration Tour (Mandatory, 3 hours) → View Boston at Prudential Center (Optional, 50 mins) → Boston Duck Tour (Optional, 60 mins) → Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1 hour, offical campus tour included) 

The Firsts of America Exploration Tour: Harvard University (1 hour, offical campus tour included) → The Old State House (the birthplace of the American Revolution and the place where the Declaration of Independence was first published) → The Tremont Street Subway Marker (the first subway system) → Boston Common (the first public park) → Boston Public Garden (the first public botanical garden) → Boston Public Library (the first large-scale free municipal library funded by the public) → Boston Trinity cathedral (Outside visit)

*Note: If the Boston Duck Boat is closed, this attraction will be replaced by Boston Harbor Cruise (Optional, 60 mins).

Hotel: Residence Inn by  Marriott Tewksbury Andover or similar.


Attractions

Boston Duck Tour, MA

It is a very fun experience and people who have seen Boston million times, once they visit it in their Duck, they feel like everything’s new and fun. They give a great overview of Cambridge skylines.

Boston, MA

Boston is one of the oldest cities of US, and the capital and the largest city of the state of Massachusetts. It is well known for being the center of education and culture due to it numerous International universities and colleges.

Copley Square, MA

Copley Square is a famous location in Boston due to its hotels and their best living accommodations. Almost every hotel in this place provides a scenic view of bay to the residents.

Harvard University is located at the heart of old Cambridge town in Boston. It is known as the world’s most leading educational institute attracting millions of tourists from all over the globe. Harvard University In-depth Tour let the visitors learn about the student culture, academics, as well as the history of the campus.

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.

John Hancock Tower, MA

The John Hancock Tower or the John Hancock Center is a 100 story building in Boston. It is 1,127 feet tall, its construction started in 1965 and was completed in 1969.

New England Aquarium, MA

The New England Aquarium that is located in Boston, it was opened and made operational in 1969. It covers a total area of 75,000 square feet, the museum houses almost 600 species.

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.

Trinity Church, MA

Trinity Church is situated in Boston's higher class area i.e. Back Bay neighborhood. It is a district of Episcopal Diocese; this church’s stylish and lavish building has become a famous landmark in downtown.

Today, we will first head to Boston Harbor to admire the wonderful skyline from a unique perspective. There will be a chance to take many amazing pictures here! Then we'll head to the New England Aquarium. There is a huge tank with 200,000 gallons of seawater that directly communicates with the ocean, extending spirally to the ceiling. So, you can see the lively sea creatures swimming just alongside you! After that, we will take a visit to Quincy Market, you can enjoy the local Boston lobster at Quincy Market. Finally, we will drive to Yale University, also a member of the Ivy League. Yale University is one of the most influential private universities in the United States and the third university established in American history.

Before 05/01/2024 Itinerary:

Boston Harbor → New England Aquarium (Optional, 75 mins) → Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1 hour, official guided campus tour included) → Yale University (1.5 hours, official guided campus tour included)

Starting from 05/01/2024 Itinerary:

Boston Harbor → New England Aquarium (Optional, 75 mins) → Quincy Market (75 mins, Boston lobster dinner included) → Yale University (1.5 hours, official campus tour included)

Hotel: SpringHill Suites by  Marriott Danbury 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.

The Boston Harbor cruise is lets you sit back relax and enjoy a wonderful ride through the glistering Boston waters as you catch a glimpse of the city’s gorgeous surroundings.

Massachusetts, MA

A state with the significant colonial history in the New England is known as Massachusetts. The capital city of this state is known as Boston.

New England Aquarium, MA

The New England Aquarium that is located in Boston, it was opened and made operational in 1969. It covers a total area of 75,000 square feet, the museum houses almost 600 species.

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.

The private Ivy League research university in New Haven USA is Yale University. In the year 1701, the university has been founded for the research students in all over the world.

Today will be the end of our 8-day trip! We will first go to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets to enjoy the fun of shopping and dining. In the afternoon, we will drive to the United States Army Academy, also known as West Point. This school is one of the oldest military academies in the United States, and you will be easily amazed by the students that attend. We will then drive back to New York after the tour.

 

Itinerary:

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets (2.5 hours) → United States Military Academy (Optional, 1.5 hours) → New York


Attractions

United States Military Academy, NY

The United States Military Academy or USMA is a four year coeducational federal service. It is located in Orange County, West Point, New York to be more specific. The academy sits on a high ground and overlooks Hudson River.

Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets, NY

In the central valley New York, the famous outlet centre is known as Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. These outlets are opened in the year 1985 as a Simon Property Group Subsidiary.

Woodbury, NY

Woodbury is a village and town in New York, Orange County, United States. It can be accessed conveniently from NYC. This is a premium outlet and features 220 stores with high name brands such as Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Coach, Burberry, Tory Burch and lots more. There are plenty of dining options.


  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.

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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.

  Tour package price includes all the taxes.

  Tour is inclusive of hotel accommodation.

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

 Free Airport Pickup is available on this tour.

 Breakfasts

 An admission ticket to Penn Museum.

 Two special meals: a lunch in Penn dining hall + a Boston local lobster dinner.

 Depending on group size it can be either a driver and Guide or a driver guide.


What's Excluded

 Rates could alter without prior notice.

 Fee for all Optional Activities and entrance paid in cash to the tour guide. He will arrange tickets for the whole group. Some attractions might be closed on public holidays. Seasonal attractions will be closed after a certain time and itinerary will be changed based on it. 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.

 A minimum of $12 service fee per passenger per day 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 driver and the tour guide.

 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. If you skip some attraction, you cannot do it on your own. You can sit near the bus or visit some nearby place, but you will not be allowed to sit in the bus.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(2-11 yrs) Senior(65+ yrs)
Boston Duck Tour, MA $54.49 $39.79 $46.09
Broadway Musical, NY $280.00 $280.00 $280.00
Manhattan Morning Tour, NY $50.00 $40.00 $50.00
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY $30.00 $0.00 $22.00
New England Aquarium, MA $34.00 $25.00 $32.00
New York Financial Tour, NY $58.00 $48.00 $58.00
Night Tour of New York City $35.00 $25.00 $35.00
Statue of Liberty Cruise, NY $48.00 $42.50 $42.50
The Edge Observation deck, NY $58.79 $53.35 $58.79
The Firsts of America Exploration Tour, MA $55.00 $45.00 $55.00
West Point Tour, NY $20.50 $16.00 $20.50

  All the prices are listed in USD.

  Any Amount paid in cash to the Tour Guide is not refundable.

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

  Prices may change without any notice.

  Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.

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

  Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.

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

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

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

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • Paid pickup service is available for guests who arrived (EWR). $160 for 1 or 2 persons and $10 per additional person will be charged.
  • 37-20 Prince St, Suite 2E Flushing, NY 11354 from 9:30 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Complimentary Airport Pickup service is available from JFK/LGA airport between 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Meet the tour guide at the baggage claim area.

Return Location

  • Free airport drop off service is available for return flight from LGA after 07:00 PM and JFK after 08:00 PM.
  • Kindly book your flight from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) after 10:00PM. $160 for 1 or 2 persons and $10 per additional person will be charged.
  • 133-30 39th Ave, (Asian Jewels Seafood Restaurant) Flushing, NY 11354

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

Same Cancellation policy would apply even if the cancellation or reschedule request comes because of the COVID. We strictly follow the policy after COVID.
 
No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from our travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that are 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.

Cancellation charges 

⇒  16 days or more prior to departure, 10% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒  9 to 15 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒ Within 8 days prior to departure, 100% tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

Any Amount paid in cash to the Tour Guide is not refundable.

There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no-show on the departure date and unable to join the tour 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.


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 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.

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. Tour Guide will be Chinese and English or it can only be chinese based on the group size.

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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