After going through various tour packages we finalised on tours booked by Take Tours starting and ending at Chicago.
Additionally other places like Detroit, Pittsburgh, Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Niagara and Cleveland were covered.
Our journey started on 26-Jul-2018 from Chicago. Tour program was hectic, but we did not became tired.
Hotel and rooms were very good. Except one hotel all other hotels gave complimentary break fast.
Bus was in excellent condition and the driver Mr Arthur was very nice and drove very smooth.
Bus had mobile charger, on-board toilet and intermittently WiFi connection.
Tour guide Mr Peter was very good and very friendly, giving details about places.
Since the tour comprised many members from China and very few from other countries, tour guide gave explanations in English and Chinese language.
Since The tour is for only six days and the distance covered is about 3000 Km (1860 miles), time availability for Museums is very less.
Each museum require half day to one day visit. That is why visits to museums and IMAX movie is not worth in these type of tours.
Initially we paid US $ 531 per customer and later there was reduction in price to US $ 502, they refunded back the difference.
Suggestions:Trip can be planned with more time at Niagara and New York. Night view at Niagara was not given, which is a disappointment.
Coral was an amazing tour guide!!! We loved her enthusiasm, knowledge of history of placed visited, and helpfulness. The accommodations were pleasantly nice (Radisson, Reinnasance, Baymont). The only complain was the drivers attitude. He was great in his job i.e. driving especially in NYC, however, he could have been a bit more friendly or not rude to customers.
Overall it was a great trip for the cost and timeframe.
The itinerary is very compact and does not waste time. The tour guide is the best part. Very dedicated and caring for every traveler. My daughters love Metropolitan Museum, Mani's explanations let us fully understand this world-famous museum. He explained everything bilingually, full attention to English and non-English speaking travelers. And the arrangement for each stop is clear and plain. From gathering time to meals, he was capable to orgainize the tour very thoughtfully and give important suggestions. It was a great help for us to solve problems in many small matters. In short, I was very fortunate to meet this guide and I was very happy these days. Highly recommended!