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Highlights: Sightseeing in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Corning Glass Center, Niagara Falls, Toronto, Thousand Islands, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and Boston. 7 nights 4 stars hotel accommodations. Round trip transportation and tour guide.
U.S. and Canadian side - A valid passport and visa (if applicable) are required to enter Canada.
Home - New York City(Night Tour) (Free Airport Pick Up) (42 miles)
Flights can be booked into any of the three major New York City area airports. Passengers arriving at JFK or LGA before 5:00pm will tour Flushing, Queens. Those flying in to EWR can either take our shuttle to the hotel for some rest or pay $10 to go shopping at Jersey Gardens Mall. All who arrive before 5:00pm have the option of joining a 3-hour night tour of the city.* Shuttle service will be available from all airports. There will be an additional charge for those who arrive after 10:00pm.
The Jersey Gardens Mall in central New Jersey is the largest outlet mall in a state famous for its malls. This two-story shopping facility is indoor, and has been open since 1999. It has more than 200 stores.
Deluxe Hotel: Sheraton/Hilton/Doubletree/Radisson/Hotel Somerset/Crowne Plaza/Courtyard/Hilton Garden/Holiday Inn or similar
New York City (Full Day)
Today we will spend the day touring New York City. Stops include Wall Street, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the Empire State Building, a guided tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, an exploration of the USS Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, and Madame Tussauds' Wax Museum.
New York, NY
This massive skyscraper in the heart of New York City is one of the most iconic buildings in the world. Visitors to the skyscraper can head to the 86th floor's observation deck for a 360-degree view of the city.
This famous street in New York City's Financial District has become synonymous with American financial enterprises. It is also the home of the New York Stock Exchange, and has been (or still is) the location of several other exchanges.
This world-famous statue in New York harbor is best known as a center of immigration in the United States. Dedicated in 1886, it has served not just as a symbol of New York but of the country ever since.
This building in New York City has served as the global headquarters of the United Nations since 1952. The complex may be toured by groups as long as they are sure to make a reservation in advance.
This world-renown chain of museums features wax sculptures of famous figures both modern and historical. The incredibly lifelike likenesses have attracted tourists since Marie Tussaud herself began showcasing her handiwork in the last decade of the 1700s.
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.
One of the most famous shopping areas in the world-- and one of the most expensive-- New York City's Fifth Avenue cuts across Manhattan and hold some of its most famous landmarks and event centers.
The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum is an inactive aircraft carrier originally built during World War II. Today, is has been converted into a museum in New York Harbor and is open to the public.
Deluxe Hotel: Sheraton/Hilton/Doubletree/Radisson/Hotel Somerset/Crowne Plaza/Courtyard/Hilton Garden/Holiday Inn or similar
Philadelphia - Washington D.C. (234 miles)
We will travel to Philadelphia, PA in the morning to see the Liberty Bell, and then head to Washington, DC to see all of the famous monuments. This is also where we will spend the night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This iconic obelisk is a memorial to the commander-in-chief of the American revolutionary army and eventual the first president of the United States of America, George Washington. The massive stone structure began construction in 1848.
Deluxe Hotel: Sheraton/Hilton/Radisson/Wyndham/Four Points/Crowne Plaza/Courtyard/Metro Points/Tremont Plaza or similar
Washington D.C. - Corning Glass Center - Niagara Falls (788 miles)
Today we will visit the Corning Glass Museum in Corning, NY. We will then continue on to Niagara Falls, NY where we will view the nighttime Illumination of the Falls. Guests also have the option of visiting Old Fort Niagara and the Niagara Power Vista.*
The world's best collection of art and historical glass. More than 45,000 objects trace 3,500 years of glassmaking history. Hands-on exhibits that tell the story of the science and technology behind innovations in glass.
Niagara Falls, NY
More water pours over Niagara Falls than any other waterfall in the world, and the famous Maid of the Mist boat ride gets you as close as possible-- right underneath the falls. Be ready to get wet!
The Niagara Falls Adventure Theater on the American side of the falls is features a 45-foot screen and a 40-minute film entitled "Niagara: Legends of Adventure," which tells the story of the explorers who first experienced the falls.
Old Fort Niagara has been guarding the Niagara river at its mouth on Lake Ontario for almost 300 years. In addition to the museum inside the fort itself, Fort Niagara State Park offers a host of outdoor activities.
The Power Vista at the Niagara Falls Power Station features more than 50 interactive exhibits and allows visitors to look out across the water from a gorgeous observation deck. The Power Vista is located four miles from the falls.
Deluxe Hotel: Adam's Mark/Radisson/R.I.T/Rochester Plaza/Park Plaza/Holiday Inn/Clarion Hotel or similar
Niagara Falls - Toronto (128 km)
We will continue our tour of Niagara Falls with a visit to the IMAX Theatre. We will proceed across theRainbow Bridge that marks the border between the US and Canada. Once on the Canadian side, we will ascend the Skylon Tower to view the Falls from above. Guests will have opportunity to have lunch in the world-famous Revolving Dining Room, 775 feet above the Falls.*
The tour will then depart for Toronto, ON. There we will visit the Toronto City Hall, CN Tower, Casa Loma, and more!
Niagara Falls Canada
The Skylon Tower on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls is a 520-foot-tall observation tower that overlooks both American and Horseshoe Falls. The tower feature outdoor elevators that allow visitors to watch themselves rise from the ground.
This massive movie theater on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls shows "Niagara: Miracles, Myth & Magic" and also features an exhibit called "Daredevils" about people who have willingly tumbled over the impressive falls.
This unique building complex is one of the most famous in Toronto, and also the home of the city's municipal government. The Toronto City Hall offers self-guided tours which are available in five languages (including English).
Routinely placed in the top 30 institutions of higher learning in the world, the University of Toronto has been educating the masses since 1827. Widely considered the best university in Canada, it is known for its pioneering research.
One of Canada's most recognizable landmarks and the tallest building in the country, the iconic CN Tower has been standing since 1976. It is the fifth-tallest freestanding structure in the world and the third-tallest tower.
Constructed on the eve of World War I, this museum and landmark in midtown Toronto, Ontario is an impressive site to behold. At the times of its construction, the 98-room stone mansion was the largest private residence in Canada.
Deluxe Hotel: Radisson/Delta/Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inn/Quality Suite or similar
Toronto - Thousand Islands* - Ottawa - Montreal (682 km)
We will leave Toronto in the morning for the Thousand Islands. When we arrive, we will take a Thousand Islands Boat Cruise.* Following the cruise, we will continue on to Ottawa, ON. Our tour of the city includes stops at Parliament Hill and the Peace Tower. Our next stop will be Montreal, QC, where we will visit the Olympic Stadium and Tower and Notre-Dame Basilica. We will spend the night in Montreal.
An international tourism destination situated between Canada and the United States along the St. Lawrence River. The region takes its name from the more than 1,000 islands that dot the lakes and rivers along this international waterway.
In the Saint Lawrence River between New York and Ontario, there are 1,864 islands. This picturesque landscape has been a vacation destination for more than 150 years, and with good reason. The attractions include lighthouses, museums, fishing, and diving.
Parliament Hill, located on the banks of the Ottawa River Canada's capital city, is home to the Canadian Parliament. The gorgeous location and dramatic architecture make this a huge tourist location-- more than 3 million people come every year.
This stadium was originally constructed as the main arena of the 1976 Summer Olympics held in Montreal, Quebec. The stadium also features the Montreal Tower, the largest inclined tower in the world and a popular tourist attraction.
The Notre-Dame Basilica-Cathedral in Montreal, Quebec is the oldest parish church in North America, founded in 1647. It is also the first to be elevated to the rank of basilica. Visitors also come for its impressive neoclassical architecture.
Deluxe Hotel: Gouverneurs/Des Seigneurs/Le Dauphin/Holiday Inn or similar
Montreal - Quebec* - Boston (552 miles)
In the morning we will head for Quebec City, QC, where you will spend the day touring the city before heading back to the US for a visit to Boston.
Quebec is truly a unique land in North America. Unique for its geography, its history and its culture, which together have forged its bold and exuberant identity. Simply put, Québec is warmth, absolute authenticity and intensity, all within easy reach!
Deluxe Hotel: Sheraton/DoubleTree/Radisson/Courtyard/Four Points/Wyndham/Holiday Inn or similar
Boston - Hometown
Today we will take a city tour of Boston, beginning with Trinity Church and John Hancock Tower. Next we will explore the campuses of Harvard University and MIT. Then we will take a relaxing Boston Harbor Cruise* and have lunch at Quincy Market. After lunch, we will conclude our tour.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a research university known the world over for its highly selective and intense academics, and MIT alumni include 24 Nobel Prize winners and 22 Rhodes Scholars.
One of the most famous institutions of higher learning in the world, Harvard University in Cambridge, MA has been standing since 1636, making it the oldest university in the United States. Tourists come for both history and the architecture.
The John Hancock Tower is an iconic skyscraper in Boston, MA. Constructed in 1968, this beautiful blue building is staple of the Boston skyline. It is the tallest building both in Boston and all of New England.
Departing from the Boston waterfront just outside the city's famous North End, Boston Harbor Cruises offer everything from whale watches to history tours to speedboat rides on the water to late-night dinner and dancing.
Trinity Church is located in Boston's upscale Back Bay neighborhood. It is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, and the elaborate and ornate building has become a landmark and icon in downtown Boston.
Quincy Market in the Faneuil Hall marketplace of downtown Boston is a historic building that still serves as a souvenir marketplace and food court today. The area has expanded to include two other marketplace buildings as well.
Please book flights to depart from Boston 1:30pm or from NYC-area airports after 7:00pm
Please note that the timing and sequence of events in this itinerary is subject to change so that we can best tailor the tour to meet your expectations.
*Activity fee not included in tour price. See Exclusions for cost details.
Airport pick up from JFK/LGA/EWR (9:00am - 10:00pm) on day 1 and drop off on the last day. (Additional charge for transfers if arriving beyond the above period - $120/way based on 2ppl and below, and $10 more will be charged for each additional ppl.)
City passes are not accepted during an escorted tour due to the fact that they do not correspond into the tour schedule. The group entrance tickets provided by tour guides have fast lane and tour guides accompany passengers for activities.
Bus Arrangement: Usually only passengers in the same order will be arranged in the same bus.
If you book the tour separately with your friends and you want to sit in the same bus, you need to inform us before departure . Or you may be arranged in different buses.
Airport greet and meet: Your tour escort will be wearing a
yellow uniform and holding a sign with your name. Domestic arrivals, your tour escort will wait at the baggage claim area/outside of
the arrival's (restricted) area. International arrivals,
your tour escort will wait just outside of customs exit.
Language: All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual
tour and/or driver guides (English/Chinese). Depending on the number of passengers booked for
a particular departure, tours and/or languages may be combined to operate
Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a receipt of
booking by email.
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your e-ticket. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.
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A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Name changes or corrections may be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply.
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Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to Taketours by email or through web mail at Contact Us .
Cancellation penalties per person for 1-4 days tours
15-30 days prior to departure - 10% of total purchase amount.
7-14 days prior to departure - 25% of total purchase amount.
4-6 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount.
Within 3 days prior to departure - 100% of total purchase amount.
Day of departure or no show - 100% per person.
Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
Trips require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation. We reserve the right to cancel a schedule trip to fully refund affected customers although tour companies will make every efforts to maintain the normal operation.
There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
Cancellation penalties per person for tours last 5 or more days
Up to 46 days prior to departure - 10% of total purchase
21-45 days prior to departure - 25% of total purchase
8-20 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase
1-7 days prior to departure - 100% of total purchase
Day of departure or no show - 100% per person.
Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit
There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above
NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.
We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.
We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, Taketours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour.. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers.
We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.
Yes, this tour covers Canadian side so Canadian visa is required for some nationalities and unfortunately, we currently do not arrange visa application. For more information about applying a Canadian visa, please check the following link for more info. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/index.asp
We currently offer Buy 2 get 3rd Free promotion and the rate in the shopping cart has been adjusted automatically to reflect this discount. If you have 3 people sharing one room, when booking online, you need to enter 3 people so you will get three seats and one room. There's no difference for adult rate and child rate. If you have 4 people sharing one room, you will need to enter 4 people, so you will get 3rd one for free. Again, the price will be automatically adjusted.
Optional activities admission fee is not included in the tour price, but the tour guide will arrange activities for passengers during the tour. If passengers are interested in activities,they can pay cash directly to the tour guide on the tour.
When booking the tour online, under "Price a Trip, Book now", you will find an option - "Do you need to extend hotel stay?"
By clicking on "Yes" you can enter the date you need for extended hotel and decide the hotel option.
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.
The places where we make stops for meals have different variety of food selections including vegetarian options.
At Niagara Falls there are several Indian restaurants, where passengers can choose from.
There's a parking within walking distance from the Manhattan pick-up location. The parking address is 38 Bowery St,New York, NY 10013. The parking fee is $45 for overnight parking.
There's no parking service in Edison (Kam Man Food Inc) and Parsippany (Top Quality Food Market)in NJ. The stores do not allow parking. There's some free street parking space nearby. But the space availability is not guaranteed.
Departure information, including time and location, is listed in the “Departure And Return Details” section of the tour itinerary. There is a link to a map online as well. Also, e-Ticket will include full pick-up time and location information. Once the booking is done online, you will receive eTicket in your email.
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Taketours/Gotobus is a complete online travel company and uses a completely secure and automated booking system, therefore we can only accept bookings made online, using an authorized and valid credit card/debit card (visa,mastercard and amex)and paypal, check (by fax or mail) and money order (by mail).
All the tour available dates are listed online under "Departure Date" drop-down menu. As long as you can select the date online and complete the booking, that means that date is available. You can also refer to the calendar. All the available dates are shown in blue color.
The tour gets sold out fast so we encourage to book the tour in advance.
For local tours, please arrive at the pick-up location stated on your eTicket 20 minutes in advance. The tour bus will have the name of the trip placed on the bus front window.
For tours with airport pick up. Airport greet and meet: Your tour escort will be wearing a yellow uniform and holding a sign with your name. Domestic arrivals, your tour escort will wait at the baggage claim area/outside of the arrival's (restricted) area. International arrivals, your tour escort will wait just outside of customs exit.
No. You do not. E-Ticket will be automatically emailed to you after you complete your booking online. All you need to do is to bring a valid picture ID along with a printout of eTicket you receive to board the scheduled bus.
You will find an electronic brochure for each tour on our website describing all activities and itineraries. Printed brochures are not available. If you do not find adequate information about a tour on our website, please contact our online help.
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Customer Q & As
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What the biggest size of luggage can we load on the bus? by Tuangtip on 2013-01-22
We usually recommend to bring 1 check in luggage and 1 carry on per person.
You may be able to have an extra luggage depending on the tour operator and size of the coach that's operating the trip.
For instance this tour is provided by a big coach bus that can accommodate an extra luggage.
The size for the check-in
luggage must not exceed 62 inches when adding the total exterior dimensions of the piece (length + width + height) and should not weigh more than 50 pounds.
How much luggage is allowed?
Taketours on 2013-01-22
We are a couple from the UK thinking of coming on the 8 day US Canada tour but looking at the reviews it seems to be mainly Chinese on the tours is this so or is a mix of nationalities or at least English speaking, I would appreciate your your reply and any other info you could send. Thanks Donna. by Donna on 2013-01-02
All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour and/or driver guides (English/Chinese). Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours and/or languages may be combined to operate the tours.
We can't assure the nationalities. Or if you want a purely English speaking tour, you can refer to this link:
Taketours on 2013-01-05
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Review Received via Customer Feedback Survey (5= best, 1= worst)
1. Value for Money: 5
2. I would recommend this to a friend: YES
Tour Guide & Service: 5
Tour Itinerary: 5
Hotel Quality: 5
Comments: Very well managed and worth the money spent.
Karen was ok but should speak clearly for the benefit of non-chinese speaking clients.She was good at her job but should organise viewing of documents early instead of the last minute.All clients should be provided with an up to date itinerary as the one I had from the website was not updated.She could not provide me with a copy as she said she had to pay for the photocopy.For 25.00, the night tour was not worth it as we only got to see 3 places.The coach wasn't the best as the heaters was not working.There were no sun-shades and some seats were not working properly. The tour was trying to cover too much, with too little time for some more interesting stops, such as Times Square, USS Intrepid, Museum of Art, White House and La Citadel. The local guide for La Citadel was a disappointment as he did not give us a proper history of the site. On the upside, the hotels were above average for a tour and the rooms sorted(on check-in)quickly and efficiently. The allocation of seats on the bus was a good idea, but could have been more evenly distributed.Overall,what you get is what you pay. Residents from China should be given a quick run down on ettiquette, and not push and shove as they are used to in their enviornment.They spoil the mood of other pax who try hard not to create a situation.Overall, the itinerary was an average one, and Karen could only work on what was available to her. L and L Travel should do their bit to improve the itinerary.My best regards to Karen and Eddy, who should have been introduced to everyone at the start of the tour. Cheers!!
Karen is great. She provided a good services and a very interesting and useful information along the places we visitted. Hector is an excellent driver. He was so generous to take good care passengers's luggeges. We can trust his carefully driving along the eight day trip.
One uncontrolable factor was passengers. Many of them talk loudly along the trip.
All visiting places were followed by the advertised program on your brochure. It is an economy price but luxury trip.
Our group took the 8 day East Coast Vacation and was amazed at how our guide Scott Chu and our driver Hector Manon made the trip unforgettable. Both were so organized and professional. They were so helpful from start till the end of the tour. These pair are so hilarious and funny that made the long and hectic journey to a favorable one. Kudos to Hector and Scott. Overall the trip is a 5 Star.
Thanks guys, Rodel from San Diego
Beautiful places to see and good organization. Be aware that the tour guide speaks mainly chinese and english as second language - I'm sorry so say, a very poor english, it was hard to understand sometimes. I'm not english mothertongue, but some friends from Australia could not understand what he was saying neither.
We took the 8 days East Coast + Canada trip. It was very comprehensive and covered a lot of places.
Our tour guide was Carlton and he was very experienced and took good care of all logistics. He gets 5 stars for trying his best to take care of everything for everyone.
The overall rating is less because of the food options. My wife is vegetarian and found it very difficult to get decent food in most of the places as we were mostly in Chinatown and the majority of the options were non-veg and seafood.
Be prepared for the tour to be hectic as there are so many places to be seen. Waking up early and going to bed late is to be expected. However, all tickets for attractions were arranged by Carlton in advance and we did not have to stand in line anywhere.
The overall rating is also less because there was a lot of confusion in the last leg of the tour when we were to be dropped off to the airport. It was not planned properly.
All in all, a good trip and plenty of places to see and enjoy.
I took the 8 day East Coast and Canada tour from New York with my wife and son from May 6th to May 13th. The itinerary was excellent, the service very good, and hotels well chosen. The tour guide (Mr. Patrick) was very very knowledgeable about American history, and was a very courteous and well mannered gentleman. Thank you to your whole team for making this trip memorable. I will always recommend this to all my friends.