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9-Day Chicago to Cleveland, Washington DC, New York, Philadelphia, Niagara Falls & Times Square New Year's Eve Countdown Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

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9-Day Chicago to Cleveland, Washington DC, New York, Philadelphia, Niagara Falls & Times Square New Year's Eve Countdown Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
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Departure City Chicago IL US
Return City Chicago IL US
Language Chinese and English
Available Days 2016-12-25
Duration 9 Day(s) / 8 Night(s)
Tour code GOL-CHI-127A

Explore Millennium Park. Cloud Gate, Buckingham Fountain, Michigan Ave, 360 CHICAGO, Shedd Aquarium, Chicago Pedway, General Motors Company, Henry Ford Museum, The Point State Park, Reflecting Pool, Korean War Memorial, White House, US Capitol, Potomac River, Independence National Historical Park, Amish Cottage, Empire State Building, Fifth Avenue, Times Square Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum, Niagara Falls, and Old Fort Niagara on our exciting 9 days bus tour starting from Chicago with special discount, Free Ripley’s Believe it or Not Ticket and hotel accommodations.

Day 1
Hometown – Chicago (Night Tour) (12/25 Sunday)

Passengers will meet our travel guide at the luggage claim area of O'Hare Airport.  Free shuttle service is provided between 9 AM to 9 PM that will take the passengers to the hotels, and the passengers arriving at other times will be charged $120 for two individual airport pick-up service and $10 each for additional passengers.  Passengers arriving before 5 PM will be offered to take our optional night tour in the city for just $25 per head; at least four passengers are required for the optional night tour. No pick-up service is provided for passengers arriving at the Midway Airport.

Note: The first-day itinerary is only for reference. It may change at any time.

Hotel: Best Western O’Hare or Similar.

Day 2
Chicago City Tour (12/26 Monday)

Passengers will set off in the morning and head straight to the Millennium Park. Enjoy the captivating architecture, statuaries and great landmarks including the famous iconic structure, Cloud Gate, in the park.  Stop at Grant Park to explore the Buckingham Fountain. Continue the journey to Navy Pier, Chicago Theatre, and Michigan Ave. Enjoy the incredible sight of the downtown Chicago from 360 CHICAGO, which is over a thousand feet above the Lake Michigan. Next, the tour will arrive at Shedd Aquarium to view the marine wildlife kept in a massive indoor aquarium. Explore the city of skyscrapers, Chicago, by taking a walk through the city to learn about the architectures. However, the tour will visit the Chicago Pedway in the winter season to explore the shopping area, and it connects to the famous architecture of the city.

Hotel: Best Western O’Hare or Similar.

Day 3
Chicago – Detroit (12/27 Tuesday)

In the morning, passengers will arrive at the city of automobiles, Detroit. Stop at headquarter of the General Motors Company to enjoy learning about the history and the latest invention of motors and automobiles. Visit the Henry Ford Museum where most of the antique and famous vehicles are displayed such as the presidential limousine of John F. Kennedy, Rosa Parks bus and numerous others. Guests will return to the hotels overnight.

Hotel: Quality Inn & Suites North Youngstown or Similar.

Day 4
Detroit – Pittsburgh – Washington, D.C (12/28 Wednesday)

Depart early in the morning to arrive at the Pittsburgh which is known as the Steel City for the world-renowned steel businesses and the city is also known as the Bridge City because of the four hundred and forty-six bridges. Spend some great time at The Point State Park and witness three great rivers passing through it. Reach Washington D.C in the afternoon and explore Reflecting Pool, Korean War Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Furthermore, we will make a brief stop at White House and US Capitol to take pictures from the outside. In the evening, guests will enjoy the Potomac River cruise while witnessing Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, and several others. We will then head to hotels.

Hotel: Comfort Inn Capital Beltway or Similar.

Day 5
Washington D.C – Baltimore – Philadelphia – New Jersey (12/29 Thursday)

In the morning, our guests will take a take a terrific ride through the diverse and colorful town, Baltimore. Arrive at Philadelphia which is also known as the originof American democracy. Explore Independence Hall in Independence National Historical Park and view the place where the American constitution and declaration of independence were contracted. Spend some time walking around the remarkable Independence National Historical Park. Guest will not miss the famous Liberty Bell, the Statue of Washington, Congress Hall, and numerous other attraction of the city. Our next destination will be Amish Cottage. Enjoy exploring the old style living of the Amish community here. In the evening, guests will head to the New Jersey to spend the night in a hotel.

Hotel: Hotel Somerset, Holiday Inn Somerset or Similar.

Day 6
New York City (12/30 Friday)

Reach New York City in the morning and overlook the city including the Central Park from the top story of Empire State Building. Guests will have fun on the Hudson River cruise while catching a wonderful sight of Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge. Explore US Intrepid, Wall Street, Charging Bull, and Times Square. Guests will also relish exploring the other famous landmarks of New York City including Trinity Church, Madame Tussauds, New York Stock Exchange, and Fifth Avenue. Witness the breathtaking Freedom Tower, Rockefeller Center, United Nations Headquarters, and Ground Zero as we pass by these locations. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch the Broadway Show to bring the night a happy ending.  In the late evening, guests will return to the hotels.

Note: The Broadway Show offers limited seats. Therefore, it is mandatory to book the seats in advance and avail hotel drop-off service will for free. 

Hotel: Hotel Somerset, Holiday Inn Somerset or Similar.

Day 7
New Year Times Square Countdown (12/31 Saturday)

In the morning, our guests will enjoy exploring the Lincoln Performing Arts Center, Columbia University, Fifth Avenue Christmas exhibition, and similar others. After a delicious lunch in the afternoon, guests will be taken to the Times Square countdown area to enjoy the captivating performances along with countless other visitors. Experience the world-renowned New Year celebration at the Time Square. After the celebration of the New Year, guests can either choose to go back to the hotels or take our free airport drop-off facility to LGA, JFK, or EWR for the flights scheduled after 4:00 AM.  

Note: Guests can choose to take a shuttle service to the hotels in advance at 6:00 PM, 9:00 PM, or 1:30 AM of January 1st. Guests can go to the hotels at these three timings.

Hotel: Hotel Somerset, Holiday Inn Somerset or Similar.

Day 8
New York – Niagara Falls (01/01/2017 Sunday)

Guests will take a scenic ride through the hilly area of Pennsylvania and New York State in the morning. In the afternoon, reach Niagara Falls and hear the roars of the largest waterfalls from far behind. Guests will enjoy in the State Park while observing the three major and gigantic falls of Niagara; American Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and Bridal Veil Fall. Guests will be offered to take an optional in-depth tour to explore Whirlpool State Park and the Old Fort Niagara. When the sun sets, guests will then enjoy the famous Native American traditional dancing and singing shows.

Hotel: Days Inn Erie, Comfort Inn Erie or Similar.

Day 9
Cleveland – Chicago – Home (01/02/2017 Monday)

Guests will set off in the morning to reach the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Cleveland. Explore the history of world’s most influential music in the museum. Next, guests will be taken back to Chicago in the evening. Guests will have to confirm with the tour guide if they want to leave at some other places on our way back to the Chicago.

Note: Book your return flights from ORD airport after 7:00 pm.

  • 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

  Passengers will be picked up and dropped off at their chosen locations. (Please take notice of locations and times of pick up)

  All tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. We may also use a minivan depending on the number of people booking the tour.

  A professional tour escort will be with you throughout the tour.​

  Tour package price includes all the taxes.

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 (65+ yrs)
Amish Farm and House, PA$20.00$13.00$20.00
Art Institute of Chicago, IL$25.00$0.00$19.00
Chicago 360, IL$25.00$18.00$25.00
Chicago Theater, IL$15.00$10.00$15.00
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
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY$25.00$0.00$17.00
Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour, NY$25.00$15.00$22.00
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, OH$23.50$18.00$14.00
Statue of Liberty Cruise, NY$29.00$17.00$24.00
The Henry Ford Museum, MI$21.00$16.00$19.00
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 service is available from O'Hare between 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Meet the tour guide at the baggage claim area.

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

Returns Locations

Free Airport Drop off service is available for O’Hare International Airport (ORD) for flights departing after 07:00 PM

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.


​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.


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.


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.

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.

63 8

I admit that the tour organizers did so well to make this tour best but the thing is we had to leave after the new year celebration. But the places we visited the Henry ford museum and I remember that we enjoyed so much exploring the depths of New York City. They provided us good hotels. I think it’s the only best way to have fun on the New Year celebration that to take this tour. Great Tour!

58 7

This tour of nine complete days was awesome, and we had the best time of our lives while celebrating the New Year at Time Square. The tour people took us to countless famous locations such as the Niagara Falls, empire state building, white house, and henry ford museum. Hotels were the best part of this tour, they were decent and excellent. It was such a memorable tour. Thank you for the great service!

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