It was a nice and safe tour. You want to visit attractions without struggling, walking, stressing yourself this is the best tour.
We really enjoyed taking 3 day Washington DC - Philadelphia - New York tour. Our guide Michael was very good and cooperative. Driver Simon was very skilled in driving and knowledgeable about the areas... More>>
I am very satisfied with this tour and I really enjoyed the trip. The tour guide was exceptionally experienced and awesome transportation comfort. The Itinerary was really long but not boring becaus... More>>
We really enjoyed taking 3 day Washington DC - Philadelphia - New York tour. Our guide Michael was very good and cooperative. Driver Simon was very skilled in driving and knowledgeable about the areas. I truly recommend the tours.
I am very satisfied with this tour and I really enjoyed the trip. The tour guide was exceptionally experienced and awesome transportation comfort. The Itinerary was really long but not boring because I was with my baby sister. If we come back next summer we will choice TakeTours for our awesome trip. Thank you! :)
It was excellent. The driver and the guide in the bus have been very kind, soft spoken and caring. They are very nice and efficient.
The hotels we stayed were very comfortable and nice and I think these were not less than 4stars rating.
I would recommend this tour to any one.
Highly recommended. Even though the visiting pace might be way too fast in which I did not have enough time to visit some of my personal favorite locations, The tour guide is exceptionally experienced, awesome transportation comfort. Although this tour might fall a little bit short in terms of accommodation and weather. Otherwise, it was one hell of an interesting experience.
Reduce the number of places to visit and give us more time to spend in other places. We didn't find anything great in Baltimore. We could have directly gone to Washington DC and spent a little more time there. The time given at each location is definitely not sufficient. It would have been great if you give only few choices and give more time to spend. We were literally running to catch the bus at Lincoln Memorial. We definitely liked the place but we couldn't see the attractions satisfactorily. We definitely need more than 1 and a half hours for that place. Maybe, you should let the people have more time in a place if they are not planning to visit the next attraction and pick up them later.
Loved this tour, it is hectic and doesn't provide you with a lot of time at each attraction, but gives a great overview. Accomodations were decent and the driver stopped frequently allowing quick breaks for bathroom use and snacks. The downside was the Asian buffet stop two evenings, but there are other options and you can choose the buffet that evening (no need to make up your mind when you book the other attractions), we went to the Great American Buffet the first evening (across the mall from the Asian buffet) and opted to eat the buffet the second evening. I took my 16 year old godchild (loved it) and 76 year old mother and both enjoyed the trip, we had fun! Great value for the money.
Como dominicano que soy le recomiendo esta compania para cuaquier viaje por tierra que usted y su familas quieran realizar. - As I am Dominican, I recommend this company and that you and your families take this journey. We have very good time thanks.
Tour was good. Time was nicely managed. Accommodations provided was also very good. Only problem was food once, they stooped at Chinese buffet. And there was no other option available. So we forcefully had Chinese food. Otherwise it was a pretty good experience.
We went on July 4th, Independence Day weekend.
1. More attractions included in the itinerary - can't beat it
2. A very good bus driver -SP - he held the bus for senior citizens who couldn't run around on this hectic tour.
3. Clean rooms in the hotels
4. All attraction tickets are prearranged- no waits
1. Food has to be more cosmopolitan- cannot have Asian cuisine all the days- The bus should stop at places where there are other options too.
2. It is a Facebook photo tour. You rush from one location to another click pictures and hop on to the bus - no relaxation.
Quality has to be given priority over quantity.
At Empire state building, we were given just an hour to climb up/down, view have breakfast in an hour. Doesn't make sense on a July 4th weekend especially!
3. The tour guide needs to be more knowledgeable - looked like the co passengers and I knew a lot more than the guide Benny!
4. Was promised a double bed and were given a single king instead at the Somerset hotel,NJ - Guide wasn't around to help us out and neither could the hotel staff
Would recommend this tour anyway for people short on time and ready to run :)
Positives: Covered a lot of places in a short duration. A very good highlight tour if you are not not traveling with kids (can get hectic). Very good tour guide (Bennie). She made every effort to run the tour as smoothly as possible.
Negatives: The quality of accommodations were VERY VERY POOR. First night, the hotel/motel (Sleep Inn) was VERY basic with uncomfortable and small beds. There was complimentary breakfast but very few basic items in a very small and crowded room. It took them at least 35 minutes from Washington DC to reach the hotel/motel. The second night was even worse. Some no name motel. Smelly rooms, worn out carpet, wall papers in bathrooms, dirty old bath tub whose drain was partially-clogged. There was no complimentary breakfast to we had to cut time from attractions in order to get breakfast.
The bus was old and seats were uncomfortable. Driver was short-tempered and started yelling at fellow passengers for making too much noise.
Recommendation: Keep a minimum quality of hotel even if it means charging $50 more. Complimentary breakfast must be mandatory. It prepares everybody for a full day of hectic schedule. Also, greatly saves time as people could live with a light lunch.
These highlight tours are popular among a lot senior people from India (parents of Indian immigrants). They are usually vegetarian and may not want to eat Chinese buffet. To make their trip comfortable, stop at dinner places that are in big plazas that have other eating options for vegetarian folks (Subway, Panera Bread, etc.) and a food court where they could eat any home made food.
I took 2 tours before, but really this time was a very good trip. Steven speaks very clear and he is very gentle. We learned a lot about cities and their history. This did not happen in previous tours. He is really a guide. If the agency wants to be better in their tours, it really needs guides like Steven.
Hi, I really liked the trip a lot. I wished I could use the toilet at the bus. In 3 days we really got to know more about Washington DC and New York. The driver was excellent and Benny too, our tour guide. Can you have the trip in English/Spanish? This was my first trip and I really enjoyed it. Also, can you offer different buffets for dinner....having 2 nights of Chinese food wasn't the best. You should offer more options to custumers. Thanks :)
This was my first time doing a group trip like this. I travel a lot, but at my own comfort. Overall it was a good experience.. as other reviewers mentioned, there wasn't enough time at each attraction but what would you expect if you want to cover all of this in 3 days. The bus ride was a bit uncomfortable, but the accommodation was really good. I was concerned at first, but then they booked decent hotels. And the food was also fine. They did stop at complexes for Chinese buffet for dinner but there were other options too, if you wanted to eat elsewhere (standard American, Thai food, pizza, Indian, etc.) within the same complex. I found the tour guides responsible too. Managing this many people on a tour and still being patient is not easy. The attraction tickets had to be purchased with them only, which is a bummer because you can find good coupons online sometimes but you are helpless and have to pay the price they quote. Obviously it's business though. Ours was a minibus with 24, people and overall the group was not bad.
I will go on a trip with them next time probably to the Canada one.
Our tour guides were Kerry and Johnson (both spoke Chinese and English) and were nice and friendly!
Hey, it was my first bus trip in United States, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was awesome!! Few points I would quickly like to mention here are:
- It's good that you can quickly cover Washington D.C and New York in three days. If you like some specific places, you can plan to re-visit some other time.
- If you are here in U.S. for a few days, the bus trip is best to explore these places in 3 days.
- Our tour guide was great, he was interactive, coordinated and was explaining about each place nicely.
- You will not get enough time to spend at each attraction, you would always need to hurry up to reach the bus back.
- Food is a big problem. Most of the people were Indians on the bus, but still they stopped at Chinese buffet for dinner on both days. For vegetarians, it's a big issue.
- This trip starts early in the morning and you mostly spend your time sitting in the bus idle. It comes tiring as well as boring. It's like 7-8 hours for Washington from Boston. They should start the bus in night around 10 or 11 pm so that next day morning you have enough time to roam around and get more time at each attraction.
Memories from this tour will last a lifetime. From pick up to drop off, I along with my two children enjoyed every minute. It was well organized, more than I expected and everything was done in a timely manner, and what a tour guide! I will be recommending this tour to all my friends and family. Stephen, the tour guide is a must. I will be booking for Canada next year and will request to be on the tour with Stephen. He is knowledgeable, fun, and talented. He explains everything step by step and made us all feel as though we were one big happy family. He also sang on the way back. The driver, Paul, was also very nice. This trip was long overdue and I can't wait to book my next. Thank you!
Did this tour in June and just loved everything about it. Very well organized and Stephen the tour guide knew the answer to everything and was very friendly. He even sang to us on the way home to Boston. Well done to the driver as well (not sure of his name). Accommodation was comfortable and very clean with breakfast included. Would definitely recommend this trip.
My family and I absolutely enjoyed every bit of this tour. The hotel rooms were excellent! We had a snag with transportation on day 2 which was quickly resolved and didn't affect the number of sites we saw.
Great touring experience. Before, I was skeptical about the quality of this low budget tour. You can see my rating on those criteria, this company deserves them. My mother and I really enjoy this Massachusetts-Washington DC trip. We paid $50 extra for the three Chinese buffets, and one of the places offered unlimited Alaskan King crab, oysters, and clams. Definitely, I will try the other trips with this tour again!
Very well organized and covered many destination places. It would have been impossible to visit all the places within such a short period of time just by ourselves. Hotel accommodation is great. Highly recommended.
This is the chance to visit some of the most beautiful cities of the northeast cost.. Unfortunately they are far from each other. My only suggestion is to make the trip lasts one day more. It's the only way to appreciate all the cities.
The accommodation was awesome: really comfortable bedrooms and international breakfast included.
This tour is suited for foreign (mostly Chinese) visitors. Most of the time the tour guide spoke in both languages. We made three stops to Chinese restaurants. Two of which are at the same place in Washington D.C. The waiter tried to take back my check at add a mysterious 15% "surcharge" on my meal. When I asked what for he changed his mind. There was only myself and my young son...surcharge for what? Kick back to bus company perhaps? I found you needed to be creative- bring snacks, walk a bit or ask the guide what else is around. We did this in D.C. and New York City.
I enjoyed the tour except for Philadelphia. I know the city well. I am aware of the rich history in this city. We arrived after 5:00pm so everything was closed and because of day light savings time is was dark. We only stayed 30 minutes, so disappointing. Then we were off to a weird hotel with the beds located in a loft upstairs. The tub took 6 hours to drain and the toilet overflowed onto the floor.
All that aside I would go again. I would just use them for my accommodations and for driving. I will make my own plans for tours in
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If you are a foreigner or a visitor from different country then this will be a perfect tour for you. The bus conveniently drops you off at every attraction and you don't have to walk a lot. This tour would also be perfect for elderly people who don't want to walk much. I went with my parents and they loved it. If you are interested in getting to know more details of each attraction then you shouldn't take this tour. The tour guide speaks in Chinese and English. He had a very thick Chinese accent, which could bother some people. Another problem is at least once they will stop for lunch/dinner at a place where you will get only one option "Chinese Buffet". My parents are vegetarian and have huge issues with non-veg smell so it was a problem. So pack extra food for such times. Overall, I would give this tour 3 out of 5.
Our Tour Guide George and bus driver Simon are exceptionally great! Both are polite, knowledgeable, and friendly to accommodate each individuals needs. The group is a combination of visitors from a few countries like China, Italy, India, and Morocco. George, with the assistance of Simon, was able to make all of us like a big family; the atmosphere was very fun, relaxing, and enjoyable. The entire trip was well organized and traveled from point to point comfortably and safely. No wonder at the end of the tour, a lot of people wanted to use the bus microphone to express their appreciation to these two gentlemen. Thanks to Sunshine Travel and your outstanding employees!
You may not get better deal then this! In three days we have visited all the above places listed.We had a great time on this tour. Our guide Jorge was very cooperative and funny. We would be glad to use this service for any future trips.
Jake was an excellent tour guide. He was polite, had a good sense of humor, very knowledge and kept us entertained. The driver was very polite as well, very nice, and the most important he drove safely.
It was planned well. Tour guide was nice and good thing was food options provided other than chinese. Only a stop at baltimore was very much needed. When we go for such tours, it's important to make it to imp spots and a stop at Baltimore was missing. we don't get to go that far often, so such imp spots should not be missed.
Overall fine experience.
Way too much to see in 3 days. I wish they had one trip to Washington, D.C. and one to NYC. The bus didn't have a working bathroom and no outlets. We did get to see many things and made the best of it.
This tour was very nice, it had cover many attractions in just 3 days, I thought it's worth every penny. Tour guide, Ming, was friendly & good at explainning every details, while the driver was nice. I would recommend this tour.
I took the trip last week with my mom. It was really good, the trip was well organized. I think changing the Philadelphia part, a bit more direction around where to go and visit, would have been great. It was a very good trip and I would definitely recommend others to take the trip as well as look forward to future trips.
1. Tour was organized well. 2. Hotel given-Comfort Inn & Holiday Inn was really good; 3. Would appreciate if we were able to walk less in this tour, we were made to walk more to catch bus after sightseeing. 4. Guide was good; 5. Overall it was good experience.
3-day tour was fantastic. All required information about places, visits, hotels and time were adequately informed. I appreciate tour guide Jolin for that. Hotels were good. Although few places has less time to visit, however, I understand limited time we have & too many places to visit. Time arrangement was excellent. Looking forward to travel with you again. Thanks!
I had booked this tour for my relatives who visited us from India. They were very happy with the tour and especially with the tour co-ordinator Joe who was very friendly and accommodating.
They felt more time should be allotted for the National Air and Space museum as 1.5 hours is far too little.
We covered a lot in 3 days. The hotels are nice, and the tour guide, Joe, was very informative. I learned a lot of history on this trip. I will take this tour service again this summer with my friends and family to Canada.
This really was a wonderful experience, and we enjoyed it till the last minute. I'll recommended this trip to all my family and friends. The bus crew was very nice at all times, especially the tour guide... very knowledgeable about U.S history.
The only thing that I'd like to see better is seats on the bus, for a long trip as such they were a little small.
Overall I will recommended this 3 Days tour to anyone.
Covered many attractions within 3 days time. Tour guide George was friendly. I think this tour is ideal for tourists with limited budget and tight schedules. Good hotels rooms were given.
Bottom Line: Good Deal.
Suggestion: Quality of Bus can be increased (Especially Mic/Speaker quality).
I recommend to my friends.
Overall, it was a great trip. I was wondering how could we cover so many attractions in 3 days! But it was all with good itinerary and a proactive guide which made us visit all the intended attractions.
On the negative side, I thought we should have got some more time at Baltimore, i think the National aquarium at Baltimore is a must see place which we missed.
We had a great time on this tour. Our guide Joe Chen was very informative and entertaining. Our bus driver David was very good as well. It was a very stress-free trip and we would be glad to use this service for any future trips.
The tour was great. We got to see so many sites, but I feel like we needed at least an hour more to to see Philly and we needed more time in Baltimore rather than dash to get to the hotels. The hotels were really good and the breakfast free. The tour guide was very friendly and explained a lot. I believe that the facilities in the bus should be improved. Thanks!
This tour is great if you want to see things VERY fast. Its great if you're on a budget or if this is your first time to any of these places. A second trip aside from this tour is definitely needed to really appreciate any of these cities.
Covered so many attractions within 3 days. It's really a good deal. Even though I feel like I wanted to have more time to tour around in Philly and DC, I think this tour is ideal for tourists with limited budget and tight schedules.