Highlights:Visit New York (Empire State Building, Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Statue of Liberty Cruise, Wall Street), Boston (Boston Athenaeum, Boston Common, Boston Harbor Cruise, Boston Public Library, Harvard University, John Hancock Tower, Massachusetts State House, MIT, Public Garden, Quincy Market, Trinity Church, Boston Lobster Dinner), Niagara Falls (Maid of the Mist, Jet Boat Ride, Niagara Falls Adventure Movie, Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour, Old Fort Niagara, Thundering Water Cultural Show, Whirlpool State Park).
U.S. side only - Passengers do not need a visa/passport to join this tour.
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Overall. it was a good and pleasant experience for our family. The main tour guide, Leon, was very friendly. The only complaint was the bus did not depart on time at Washington DC as scheduled.
Excellent tour for anybody who would like to avoid the hassle of driving and arranging hotels. Our tour guide, Chris, was absolutely fantastic.
The trip was very well organized by our tour guide Angela and our driver Joseph. The accommodation was just as promised. If you do not have a lot of time to go around places and arranging transportati... More>>
The trip was very well organized by our tour guide Angela and our driver Joseph. The accommodation was just as promised. If you do not have a lot of time to go around places and arranging transportation is a problem for you, this is the best solution. All in all, it was a good and enjoyable trip. ~Cheers!
it was a good trip. the tour guide took special attention for those who didn't speak Mandarin. Finding vegetarian restaurants was a little hard but our tour guide Li took us to centers where both non veg and veg was available. the explanation about the places was excellent and i and my family thoroughly enjoyed the trip. hotels were excellent. we booked deluxe so that was a good decision.
Tour was awesome. Edison Sun was my tour guide. I would like to give him some credits for being the funniest, yet informative tour guide.
He made sure that the trip is worth taking again.
Thanks to TakeTours, I could effectively cover many cities in a very short period of time.
Itinerary was good and also the hotels. My personal opinion was that a few places could be avoided and instead adding something else for e.g. Potomac River cruise, Niagara Falls Adventure Movie, Thundering Water Cultural Show could be avoided and instead adding Hershey's Chocolate Factory, Cave of the Wind, and also a few more tourist places in New York City. However, we enjoyed the tour. We also got an awesome guide, Yue Ma (Joe Ma). He is super cool with a smiley face. He had good knowledge about places. Bus always stops at Chinese restaurants and many vegetarian eaters will have problems. We experienced such issues in our previous trip also. But our guide always ensured that we get vegetarian food. He suggested us places to go and eat. Our trip was unforgettable because of Joe Ma. Thank you. I would also like to add that if you can provide more commentary in English, it would be great.
For a family who wants to visit multiple places and needs no hassle of renting/ driving a car, hotel etc., this is the best option. Especially when you are travelling with old family members. Everything is timed perfectly well. Started on time, visited the places, and ended on time. Most of the times were ample enough to see the places, sometimes you will have to run to make sure that you don't miss out on the attraction. If I go with elderly members in my family, I would definitely go with them....
We had a great time.It would be nice if there was a place to go and walk around if we decide not to enter some of the attractions. It was fast paced and very informative. Food stops were not the greatest, pack food, especially breakfast.
My tour started on a slightly bad note as when I came to the location where we all were supposed to meet at sharp 2:00 pm there was no one there and I felt duped. Anyway, after making a few calls, they told me to come to another entrance as the place had 2 entrances which they should have ideally mentioned earlier and because of this I was unable to see a few attractions in DC. The tour is very hectic and you have to wake up really early so be prepared for a action packed vacation. Overall it was a good tour , but one suggestion is that do not eat at the places where they stop coz they are very expensive, you could skip it and eat at other places near by. You can definitely take this tour!
My sister and I had a great time. Because of the long weekend things were a bit rushed, but thanks to the professional and caring service of our guide Michelle and our driver Carlo we were well taken care of.
Great value for the money
The east coast tour i joined on 16th july was fantastic but for visit to Boston which i feel not not neccessary as it is not informative or much to see but it consumes lot of time in travelling and strain which can be avoided and same time can be more utilised at Newyork and Niagara falls ,if that can be done it will be more appropriate so organisers may take note of it ok,i do not know the constraints in doing that
Tour is well orgainsed and covers many things in 5 days. But you have to get up early morning everyday. Especially at Boston. It is not worth seeing also. Could have to utilised the same time at Nwe York City. Tour guides are Chinese but friendly. They can speak in English. Food can be a big problem especially people eating Vegeterian Food. The tour halts only at places where Chinese food is surely available or Sometimes at Food Courts where you can find Veg Food. Otherwise take your own food packs from begining. Like Bread, Milk, Butter, Khakras, Theplas, fruits, Etc....
Overall nice Experience for the Price.
It's a very lasting tour experience. Thanks to superbly nice tour guide, Vicky and the well organized activities which makes it unforgettable. Though one observation is the quality of one of the hotels we stayed at was not good enough and not within our expectation. But all in all, the trip is fantastic. Kudos to GOTOBUS.
Pros: Great Tour from coverage perspective. Good tour guide. Program is crunched and fit nicely to visit so many places in 5 days. Travel and accommodations are great
Niagara/DC/Corning/Hershey was given good time.
Cons: You have to get up early and sometime really early.
Boston and NYC coverage can be better. Freedom trail/Boston downtown was missing. Central Park overview, Rockefeller Center/Grand Central/NYC skyline during night was missing.
We wasted entire half day on Monday which could have been better utilized to show NYC at night and then we could have come to hotel.
Part of the problem was traffic in Boston and NYC.
Suggesting tour guide to shuffle this tour in such a way that Boston and NYC can be covered on Sat/Sun. I know their plan is a bit complicated but if they could do that then lot more things can be covered in Boston and NYC.
Conclusion: I would recommend the tour especially for the fist time visitors to touch upon all these places because lot of travel is covered in really short time.
I booked this package for my parents and they are really very happy with this tour. Guide is really good to them and they call me every time to say thanks to me for a beautiful trip. Thanks GOTOBUS.COM
Great trip, our guide Richard was fantastic. The amount of time everywhere was enough and not rushed, although we would have liked to spend an extra day in NYC which we could have done if we had the time. The tour was very accommodating and took good care of us at all times.
I am speaking as an American citizen who took this bus tour. Let me say up front that all the optional things listed on the description page are extra. You do not have to do them but the trip would not be as worthwhile if you do not participate. While there are many things to do on the trip the optional things listed are the best attractions. None of them are included in the price for your ticket. The price of the ticket includes your bus ride and the motels. It does not include the tip which although is not mandatory it is expected. Thats $6 per day per person. They will collect this on the bus. All expences on the trip are paid in cash except some of the restaurants. There are ATM's in every motel. Now having said that. The trip was very enjoyable but also very tiring. Getting so many places and things done in only five days means that you have a limited time to enjoy the things you do see. Our tour guide(Richard Chan) was very organized and helped us to get the most out of our time at each attraction. He was very knowledgable about every place we went and he was very helpful. Always ready to answer any questions we had. We changed buses and tour guides in New York on our last day.Our tour guide(Allen) for New York was not nearly as good as Richard. We did not know what was going on half the time and he only spoke if we asked him questions. We would stop suddenly and then the door would fly open and that is when we would get our instructions. Unlike Richard who informed us in plenty of time to understand what was going on. Needless to say we were very pleased with the first four days with Richard but were dissapointed with Allen in New York. However the driver did get us to all the attractions safely and Allen let us know when to be back at the bus to leave. Understand that this is a Chinese owned and opereated bus tour but the tour guides speak english and other dialects of Asian countries. I suppose I would take other trips with this company if I knew Richard would be our guide but I think I would prefer a more layed back slower paced trip.
Well organized tour but the hotels provided towards end of the tour were not good enough as compared to the start of the tour.May face problem if you are a completely vegetarian.Tour guides are friendly and nice.