At 1:00pm, we will meet at the National Air and Space Museum. From there, we will spend the afternoon touring the city. Guests will have the option of taking a Potomac River Cruise to see the sights from a new angle.*
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.
See landmarks such as the Kennedy Center, Watergate, the Washington Monument, the U. S. Capitol, the Jefferson Memorial and more. Washington, DC sightseeing cruises are a nice way to relax and capture great photographs of the nation's capital.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn/Days Inn/Sleeping Inn or similar
Deluxe Hotel: Sheraton/Hilton/Radisson/Wyndham/Four Points/Crowne Plaza/Courtyard/Metro Points/Tremont Plaza or similar
D.C. - Corning Glass Center - Niagara Falls (431 miles)
We will head north to the Corning Glass Museum in Corning, NY. We will then continue on to Niagara Falls, NY where we will take the famous Maid of the Mist boat ride, see an informational movie at the IMAX Theater, and view the nighttime Illumination of the Falls.
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
Available for departures from Apr 19 thru Oct. Nothing gets you closer to the American and Horseshoe Falls as the world renowned Maid of the Mist boat tours. It's a half hour-long thrill of a lifetime in which you'll sail through the mist right up to the base of the Falls.
For more than 75 years, visitors to Niagara Falls have been able to enjoy a nighttime illumination of the impressive American and Horseshoe falls. Every night of the year at dusk, visitors can experience the falls a new way.
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn/Sleeping Inn/Days Inn or similar
Deluxe Hotel: Adam's Mark/Radisson/R.I.T/Rochester Plaza/Park Plaza/Holiday Inn/Clarion Hotel or similar
Niagara Falls - Boston (466 miles)
We will head northeast from Niagara Falls, NY to Boston, MA, and spend the rest of the day touring there. Stops include Harvard University, Prudential Tower, and more!
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 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.
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.
Boston's famous park has been serving citizens of the city for over 200 years. The 50 acres of rolling lawns and clear ponds have seen the likes of everyone from Martin Luther King to Paul Revere.
This iconic Boston skyscraper is the second-tallest building in the city at 750 feet tall and with 54 floors. Completed in 1964, the building has been a staple of the Boston skyline for nearly a half century.
At one time, lobster was considered low-class food, barely fit to be used as fertilizer. Not so today-- the most elite are willing to shell out a fortune for a good lobster, and Massachusetts is famous for its shellfish.
Admission (Optional): Adult $28; Child $28
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn/Comfort Inn/Days Inn or similar
Deluxe Hotel: Sheraton/DoubleTree/Radisson/Courtyard/Four Points/Wyndham/Holiday Inn or similar
Boston - New York City (225 miles)
We will take the Harbor Cruise and have lunch at Quincy Market. After spending the day in Boston, we will head to New York.
History, character, sites, stories and more - Boston has it all. And Boston Harbor Cruises can show you this captivating city like no one else can. *Cruise availability depends on weather conditions.
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.
Standard Hotel: Edison Hotel/Palace Hotel/Ramada Inn or similar
Deluxe Hotel: Sheraton/Hilton/Doubletree/Radisson/Hotel Somerset/Crowne Plaza/Courtyard/Hilton Garden/Holiday Inn or similar
New York City - Washington D.C. (226 miles)
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. At 6:00pm, we will return to Washington, DC. Guests may also choose to be dropped off at a NYC-area airport.*
New York, NY
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.
You can take a boat ride (Water Taxi or Circle Line) around Manhattan harbor where you can see the Statue of Liberty and the iconic skyline of the world's most exciting city.
New York City's world-famous park sees over 35 million visitors every year, and not without reason. From playgrounds to ponds, horse carriages to bird-watching, and ice skating to rock climbing, the possibilities are endless in the 843-acre commons.
Soaring more than a quarter of a mile above the heart of Manhattan, the Empire State Building is the World's Most Famous Office Building. A symbol of dreams and aspirations connecting with people around the world.
See many meticulously crafted wax models of celebrities and historical figures. After looking at some statues, you will be surprised to look at real human beings and mistake them to be statues and statues to be human beings.
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.
One World Trade Center is the main building of the new World Trade Center complex in New York City. Once completed in late 2013, this will be both the tallest building in New York and third-tallest in the world.
*Activity fee not included in tour price. See Exclusions for cost details.
*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.
*Please arrange departure flights from New York for after 8:30PM.
Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
Admission fees may be paid to your tour escort upon arrival by cash.
All meals and drinks during the trip, but the tour guide will arrange for.
Service fees for your tour guide and bus driver (total $7.00/day per passenger)
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
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.
Lodging: Single price is for one person staying in one room. Double, Triple and Quadruple prices are for two people, three people and four people staying in one room respectively. Triple and Quad rooms are based on the existing bedding in a room which is 2 double beds.
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 the tours.
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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.
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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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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.
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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!
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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