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... More>>
Mr. Yao is very knowledgeable and communicative. The sightseeing places are wonderful.
Meeting schedule was excellent. Comfortable journey. Sufficient breaks during journey.
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The Nation's Greatest Springtime Celebration!
Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in Washington, DC, the gift of the cherry blossom trees. This year is 103th anniversary! Don't miss the most beautiful scenery of spring in the nation! March 20th to April 13th, 2015.
*During National Cherry Blossom Festival, you can extend your visit to Jefferson Memorial and have a chance to take an exclusive cruise on Potomac River Cruise to enjoy the cherry blossom.
We will leave Boston at 7:00am and head to Washington, DC, where we will spend the rest of the day visiting the famous monuments. After dinner, we will head back to our hotel.
More»The capital of the United States of America sits on the scenic Potomac River. Monuments, museums, and Americana characterize this historic city, which is located in the District of Columbia between the states of Maryland and Virginia.«Less
More»The famous United States Capitol is the meeting place of the US Congress, and has been for more than 200 years. The building is famous for its elaborate dome and intricately designed, detailed columns.«Less
More»This memorial commemorates those who served for the United States in the Korean War. It is located south of the Reflecting Pool at the National Mall. The simple memorial is triangular in shape will a circle at the top.«Less
More»The world-famous White House in Washington, DC is the official residence of the president of the United States and the place where most of the work is done. The facade of this neoclassical mansion is a global icon.«Less
More»This memorial in Washington, DC serves as a place to remember the American soldier who were lost or killed during the tumultuous Vietnam War. Originally controversial in design, the simple memorial has become a shrine for the American people.«Less
More»This iconic American monument honors the 16th president of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was president during the American Civil War, and is most famous for the Emancipation Proclamation that freed all of the slaves in the US.«Less
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Tysons in Vienna, VA 22182 or similar
Washington DC - Baltimore - Philadelphia - New Jersey (195 miles)
After breakfast, we will tour the capital by boat on the Potomac River Cruise, where we will be able to view the Pentagon and the other memorials from a relaxing vantage point on the water. The tour will continue on to Baltimore, stopping at the scenic Inner Harbor for a break to take photos, and then to Philadelphia, where our tour will take us to Independence Hall as well as to the iconic Liberty Bell. After dinner, we will head north to our hotel in New Jersey.
More»The capital of the United States of America sits on the scenic Potomac River. Monuments, museums, and Americana characterize this historic city, which is located in the District of Columbia between the states of Maryland and Virginia.«Less
More»Washington, DC sits on the shores of Virginia's Potomac River, and those who want to see the United States' capital in an exciting and innovative way can join a Potomac Cruise for a relaxing and enjoyable sightseeing experience.«Less
More»The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a memorial to the third president of the United States. The impressive building is neoclassical in design and has been standing since 1943. It sees more than two million visitors every year.«Less
More»One of the Smithsonian Institute's museums in Washington, DC, the National Air and Space Museum chronicles the history of flight. From the Wright Brother to Buzz Aldrin, the exhibits at this museum explore all of humanity's air travels.«Less
Opening Hours: Open daily except December 25
More»This famous and historic port town in Maryland has played key roles throughout the United States' history. From meetings of the founding fathers to the Battle of Baltimore that spawned a national anthem, this city is steeped in history.«Less
More»The Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland has been a major United States port since the 1700s, and today is also a popular tourist destination. The Inner Harbor area features sports stadiums, museums, eateries, shops, and an aquarium.«Less
More»One of the most historically significant cities in the United States, Philadelphia was the original American capital. The City of Brotherly Love draws history buffs and lovers of culture from all corners of the globe!«Less
More»The famously cracked Liberty Bell is a sign of American Independence and spirit. Located at Liberty Bell Center in Philadelphia, PA, this symbol of the American Revolution was crafted in 1752-- more than 250 years ago.«Less
More»One of Philadelphia's most famous landmarks, Independence Hall in Independence National Historical Park is the location where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated, written, and ratified by the Founding Fathers of the USA.«Less
Standard Hotel: Madison Suites, NJ or similar
New York - Boston (214 miles)
Today we will spend the day touring New York City. Stops include the Statue of Liberty Cruise, the Empire State Building, an exploration of the USS Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, and Madame Tussauds' Wax Museum. We will arrive back in Boston at around 9:00pm. See "Departure and Return Details" for pickup and dropoff information.
More»The Big Apple, The City That Never Sleeps, The Cultural Capital of the World... whatever you call New York City, its impact on worldwide culture and business is undeniable. Seeing this famous metropolis is something no one ever forgets!«Less
More»One of the most famous buildings in the world, the iconic Empire State Building is not just a symbol or New York City or the East Coast, but of the entire United States of America.«Less
More»This building in New York City has served as the global headquarters of the United Nations since 1952. The area has extraterritoriality status, meaning it is technically not bound by the laws of New York or even the United States.«Less
More»The New York City branch of this international chain of sculpture museums is one of the Big Apple's most popular spots for tourists and locals alike. Guests come from all over to see eerily lifelike wax figures.«Less
More»Called "The Crossroads of the World," this major intersection in midtown Manhattan-- where Broadway hits Seventh Avenue-- is a world-famous icon of both New York City and the United States. It has appeared in countless forms of media.«Less
More»A member of the U.S. National Register of Historic Places as well as a National Landmark, the world-famous Rockefeller Center (named for John. D. Rockefeller's son) in Midtown Manhattan has been a New York hub since the 1930s.«Less
More»Although it is now known for its pale green hue, Lady Liberty was originally a shining copper statue. Oxidation has resulted in this gift from France to the United States taking on the color we see now.«Less
More»The USS Intrepid, docked permanently in New York Harbor, is an authentic World War II aircraft carrier that now functions as a military history museum. On the deck of the ship is a collection of fighter planes.«Less
Milford Drop off: 8:30-9:00pm at McDonald's I-95 Exit 41 Northbound, Milford, CT 06460
Please be advised: The pickup and dropoff locations are rest areas on opposite sides of the highway, and there is no way to walk between them. It is highly recommended that guests ask a friend or family member to assist with pickup and dropoff.
Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
Air fares between your hometown and the departure city.
Fuel charge: $1 per day per person.
All meals and drinks during the trip. The tour guide will make eating arrangements.
Service Fees: A total of $8.00/day per passenger. Any child / Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well. Ex: 2 people taking a 2-day tour would pay: $8 x 2 (seats) x 2 (days) = $32.
Personal room fees such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/ mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified.
Any private expenses
Hotel pricing: Prices are based on two adults sharing. Single room occupancy requires an extra fee. Double, triple & quad prices are for two, three, and four people, staying in one room, respectively (including children). Please note that each hotel room can only accommodate a maximum of 4 guests (adults or children). Each guest room comes standard with two full-sized or one queen-sized bed.
Travel documents: All customers will be responsible for providing their own travel documents and visa if required.
Language: All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour guides and/or drivers (English/Chinese). Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours and/or languages may be combined to operate the tours.
City Passes: No City Passes or any other kind of outside promotional offer may be used on this tour. Guests who buy tickets to attractions from elsewhere will not be provided with transportation.
Child Seat: Children aged under 8 yrs will have to have car seat to take our tours. Customers will need to prepare car seats themselves, tour operator is not responsible to provide car seats.
Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a receipt of booking by email. Within 36 hours of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email confirming the booking status. The tour requires a minimum number of passengers to operate so reconfirmation two days prior to the departure date is required. If you are planning to take flight to join the tour, please call us to confirm the tour before booking flight tickets.
You will receive an confirmation email (e-ticket) after your order is received. Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, is included on e-ticket. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.
Terms & Condition
BOOKING AND RESERVATION
All tours are for early booking, tour operator suggests the each passenger should book tour at least 3 weeks before departure date. Passenger may make reservation via email; however, seats will not be assigned until the deposit has been paid. At time of reservation, passenger may require to provide name, phone number and address and specify designated tour and date of travel.
All seats are pre-assigned with numbers; seat assignment is based on a first come first serve basis after down payment.
Each passenger must carry a valid travel document. (Valid visa for countries needed) (E.g. Green Card, Passport, Re-Entry Permit, and etc.) Tour operator is not responsible for lost or stolen personal items.
CANCELLATION OR CHANGE POLICY
All cancellations or changes of date must comply with the following details:
25% of total fee will be charged if cancel or change more than 14 days before departure (not including departure date).
50% of total fee will be charged if cancel or change within 8 to 14 days before departure date (not including departure date).
75% of total fee will be charged if cancel or change within 4 to 7 days before departure date (not including departure date).
Absolutely NO refund (exchangeable) on all cancellations or postponements within 3 days prior to departure (not including departure date).
All concert tickets and bus tickets are NOT refundable or exchangeable.
Passenger must present ticket(s) at time of refund; all refunds will be issued by company check or credit card only. (Absolutely NO cash refund).
There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
BOARDING TIME AND PLACE
All passengers must arrive 30 minutes before departure time. All passengers must show photo ID and boarding pass or tickets for boarding; absolutely no boarding without tickets.
Departure time and boarding location will be confirmed after reservation is made.
Tour operator is not responsible for any loss of or damage to personal items, or personal injury that may occur on or during the tour. It is optional that passengers to buy travel insurance, for more information, please consult your travel agent.
Tour operator reserves the right to substitute hotels and alter itinerary, withdraw any tour and make any desirable alteration for the convenience of the operation of the tour.
Tour operator reserves the right to alter the tour program and itinerary order may be different than displayed online, the tour guide will arrange it accordingly depending on the traffic, hotel arrangement, and attractions opening time, etc.
Tour operator reserves the right to cancel the tour prior to departure for any reason. By accepting our policy, the passenger must agree that the tour operator shall hold no responsibilities in itinerary alterations, delays or cancellation strikes, sickness, theft, loss, accidents, weather or any other causes.
Each group requires a minimum of 10 passengers to operate a departure. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel a departure due to not meeting this basic requirement. Liability to such cancellation is limited to full refund of money received by us, and this will constitute full settlement with Tour Department.
Tour operator reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any tour member at any reason before or during the tour.
All prices are subject to change without prior notice.
All itineraries are subject to change without notice.
All passengers must obtain a valid passport and all entry / exit visa as required by immigration regulation.
If passenger has any special request to leave the tour in a certain place during the tour, it is their responsibility to notify tour operator in advance to confirm upon booking the tour.
Passenger must be self-reliant; those who require assistance must be accompanied by a friend or relative. Tour operator is NOT able to provide individual assistance for any passenger.
Passengers should inform the escort or hotel reception if they are to use the hotel swimming pool. All children should be accompanied by their parents while using the pool. No life guard on premises, swim at your own risk.
Passenger(s) are responsible for his or her belonging(s). Tour operator will NOT longer provide services to track or trace any personal item(s).
Customer Q & As
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i would like to know the type of restaurant where the bus will stop for food,as we are vegetarians? by ashwini on 2013-08-22
Meals are not included in the tour price but the tour guide will arrange meal stops. Normally the tour stops at shopping plaza or food court where passengers can see a few options and decide their own meals. For breakfast, if the hotel has complimentary service, the tour guide will inform passengers upon check-in.
Taketours on 2013-08-22
can we pick our own seat ahead of time, or it that first come gets the good seat? by jodel almonte on 2013-08-21
Seats are assigned based on how early a booking is made online. If you book early (2-3 weeks) prior to the travel date, you will sit in the front.
Taketours on 2013-08-22
Do we have to pack our own meals? or is it all included? by Rebecca Mills on 2013-01-18
All meals and drinks during the trip are not included in the tour price but your guide will be available to help with recommendations and ordering.
Taketours on 2013-01-21
I have booked the trip leaving from Milford,CT on 2/11/13. Can we get drop off at the same place when coming back? by Rebecca Mills on 2013-01-18
Milford Drop off: 8:30-9:00pm at McDonald's I-95 Exit 41 Northbound, Milford, CT 06460. This is the opposite side of departure location.
Taketours on 2013-01-24
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Read what other travelers think about this tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
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.