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5-Day Eastern US Highlights Tour from Washington DC Tour Code: 872-472

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Fairfax, VA
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Visit Niagara Falls (Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls Illumination), New York (Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Wall Street), Boston (Boston Harbor Cruise, Harvard University, MIT, Quincy Market), Corning (Corning Museum of Glass). Inclusions: 4 nights hotel accommodation, All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
  • Visits the U.S. side of Niagara Falls only, so no passport/visa is necessary.
Price (/person)
    Single $585
    Double $417
    3rd Person
    Adult $25
    Child
    (Age 2-9)
    $25
    4th Person
    Adult $25
    Child
    (Age 2-9)
    $25

Pricing Policy

Seat Category Date / Date Range AdultChild
First Four Rows Bus Seats - Surcharge Year round $40$40
Buy 2 Get 2 Discounted Details
  • Prices listed have already been adjusted
  • Child Rate: Child rates apply to those 2-9 years and using existing bedding with 2 full-paying passengers (regardless of ages). Please note each hotel room can only accommodate 4 guests (adults or children).
  • Cancellation of discounted passenger must be made at least 7 days before departure
  • No-show (or late cancellation) of discounted passenger incurs a $417 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat
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Day 1: Washington DC - Corning - Niagara Falls(343 miles)

Today, we will leave Washington, DC and head to the Corning Glass Museum, followed by Niagara Falls, where we will be able to view the nighttime Illumination of the Falls.(Due to the US Federal government regulation on driving hours and sunset time , Niagara falls night view should be limited and not guarantee)
  • Corning, NY

    Corning, NY
    Corning is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States, on the Chemung River. The population was 11,183 at the 2010 census. It is named for Erastus Corning, an Albany financier and railroad executive who was an investor in the company that developed the community.

    Corning Museum of Glass

    Corning Museum of Glass
    This unique museum in western New York State showcases thousands of objects that illustrate the history of and science behind glassmaking. The museum tour includes live demonstrations by expert glassblowers as well as ancient artifacts.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (Under 12 yrs) Free; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20

  • Niagara Falls, NY

    Niagara Falls, NY
    Among the most beautiful natural wonders in the world, Niagara Falls are comprised of three waterfalls that thunder and astound, producing a higher flow rate than any other waterfall in the world and standing at a height of 167 feet.

    Niagara Falls Illumination

    Niagara Falls Illumination
    Visitors to Niagara can enjoy a nighttime illumination of the falls. The completeness of the night view on certain summer evenings may be limited or not available due to the late sunset time and government regulations on driving hours.

    Due to the US Federal government regulation on driving hours and sunset time, Niagara falls night view should be limited and not guaranteed.

Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn or similar
Deluxe Hotel: Radisson Grand Island or Similar

Day 2: Niagara Falls - Boston(467 miles)

In the morning we will see the Adventure Movie and take Jet Boat. We will also ride the Maid of the Mist. In the afternoon, we will head to Boston and enjoy the famous Boston Lobster Dinner before checking in at our hotel.
  • Niagara Falls, NY

    Niagara Falls, NY
    Among the most beautiful natural wonders in the world, Niagara Falls are comprised of three waterfalls that thunder and astound, producing a higher flow rate than any other waterfall in the world and standing at a height of 167 feet.

    Niagara Falls Scenic In-Depth Tour

    Niagara Falls Scenic In-Depth Tour
    Experience Niagara Falls like never before! This in-depth tour takes you on an exploration of historical Niagara, stopping at places Whirlpool State Park, Old Fort, IMAX Movie and Niagara Falls Day View.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $45; Child (3-12 yrs) $35; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $43

    Niagara Falls Adventure Movie

    Niagara Falls Adventure Movie
    This exciting movie in the Adventure Theater on the American side of the falls is shown on a breathtaking 45-foot-long screen. It chronicles the history of human interaction with the falls, focusing on the amazing stunts people have done.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (3-11 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $12|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

    Jet Boat Ride

    Jet Boat Ride
    This exciting 45-minute boat ride along the Niagara Gorge operates in winter as long as the water isn't frozen. There is both indoor and outdoor seating. Inside is climate-controlled, while passengers outside will get wet, so dress accordingly.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $69; Child (3-12 yrs) $59; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $69|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

    Maid of the Mist

    Maid of the Mist
    The famous Maid of the Mist boat tour has been around since the 1800s, and is the only way to get truly up close to the falls. The boat drives right into the rapids, and has had many famous guests.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $19.25; Child (6-12 yrs) $11.65; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $19.25|Opening Hours: Apr 29 - Nov 7|Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

  • Boston, MA

    Boston, MA
    Boston is a city as beautiful as it is historically significant. Visitors can walk the Freedom Trail and see where the seeds of the American Revolution were sown or visit the North End and look out over the harbor.

    Boston Lobster Dinner

    Boston Lobster Dinner
    Lobster is considered a delicacy today, but that wasn't always the case. In the 1800s, eating lobster was a sign of poverty. Bostonians led the charge, helping to turn it into the coveted crustacean we view it as now.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child (3-12 yrs) $30; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $35|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn or similar
Deluxe Hotel: Double Tree by Hilton or similar

Day 3: Boston - New York(216 miles)

Today we will take a city tour of Boston, MA. We will explore the campuses of Harvard University and pass by MIT. Then we will take a relaxing Boston Harbor Cruise, giving us a breathtaking view of the city from the water. After lunch at Quincy Market, we will head to New York City, arriving in the early evening.
  • Boston, MA

    Boston, MA
    Boston is a city as beautiful as it is historically significant. Visitors can walk the Freedom Trail and see where the seeds of the American Revolution were sown or visit the North End and look out over the harbor.

    Harvard University

    Harvard University
    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.

    MIT

    MIT
    (Passing By) 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.

    Boston Harbor Cruise

    Boston Harbor Cruise
    Over the past few centuries, Boston Harbor has been both a symbol of the city's beauty and its passion, and Boston Harbor Cruises offer a unique view of a town bathed in history both national and natural.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $22; Child (3-12 yrs) $17; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $22|Duration: Approx. 50 Minutes

    Quincy Market

    Quincy Market
    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.

    Harvard University In-Depth Tour

    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. Our unique student led campus tour will tell you the most interesting stories of both history and the architecture.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $14; Child $12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $14|Opening Hours: closed on 12/25 and 1/1|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

Standard Hotel: E- HOTEL, Madison Suite Somerset or similar
Deluxe Hotel: Crowne Plaza Edison, Radisson Somerset or Similar

Day 4: New York

Today we will embark by visiting the financial capital of the world, Wall Street. Along the way, we can also see the Old City Hall and the signature Charging Bull sculpture. Next, we will reach up to the One World Trade Center. Afterwards, we are moving on to view the city in a complete different perspective by joining the Liberty Cruise. We'll enjoy magnificent views of the world's premier skyline from the water as well as Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island and a close-up view of Statue of Liberty. Then we will come to visit the USS Intrepid. Passing through midtown, United Nation (UN) and Fifth Avenue can also be seen before arriving at the Rockefeller Center. The last destination for the day will be Times Square. Upon arrival, we will also have a chance to explore the Ripley's Believe It Not!
  • New York, NY

    New York, NY
    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!

    Wall Street

    Wall Street
    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.

    United Nations

    United Nations
    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.

    Rockefeller Center

    Rockefeller Center
    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.

    Times Square

    Times Square
    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.

    Statue of Liberty

    Statue of Liberty
    This world-famous statue in New York harbor is best known as a center of immigration in the United States. This boat ride allows for a water-top view of Lady Liberty and plenty of opportunities to take amazing photos!

    Statue of Liberty Cruise

    Statue of Liberty Cruise
    The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French to the United Stated in the late 1800s. In the early 20th century, the statue became a symbol of hope to people emigrating the the US.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child (3-11 yrs) $20; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Fifth Avenue

    Fifth Avenue
    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

    One World Trade Center
    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.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $40; Child (3-12 yrs) $34; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $38

    Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum

    Ripley first set up a display at the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago entitled "Ripley's Odditorium," which attracted more than 2 million people. Ripley then took his show on the road before setting up shop in Times Square in 1939.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $33; Child (3-12 yrs) $25; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $33|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 1:00am

Standard Hotel: E- HOTEL, Madison Suite Somerset or similar
Deluxe Hotel: Crowne Plaza Edison, Radisson Somerset or Similar

Day 5: New York - Washington DC

On the final day of the bus tour we will travel back to Washington DC. Guests will be dropped off at 2:00pm. See "Departure and Return Details" for pickup and dropoff information.
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Location Address Departure Return
Fairfax, VA 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, VA 22033 (Marriott at Fair Oaks- Fairfax, VA ) 6:00am
Washington, DC 715 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001 no stop 2:30pm

*Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

Price Includes

  • 4 nights hotel accommodation
  • All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
  • All taxes included

Price Excludes

  • Admission Fees:
    Destination Adult Child Senior
    Boston, MA
    Boston Harbor Cruise (Optional) $22 $17 (3-12 yrs) $22 (Over 65 yrs)
    Boston Lobster Dinner (Optional) $35 $30 (3-12 yrs) $35 (Over 65 yrs)
    Harvard University In-Depth Tour (Optional) $14 $12 $14 (Over 65 yrs)
    Corning, NY
    Corning Museum of Glass (Optional) $20 Free (Under 12 yrs) $20 (Over 65 yrs)
    New York, NY
    One World Trade Center (Optional) $40 $34 (3-12 yrs) $38 (Over 65 yrs)
    Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum (Optional) $33 $25 (3-12 yrs) $33 (Over 65 yrs)
    Statue of Liberty Cruise (Optional) $35 $20 (3-11 yrs) $25 (Over 65 yrs)
    Niagara Falls, NY
    Jet Boat Ride (Optional) $69 $59 (3-12 yrs) $69 (Over 65 yrs)
    Maid of the Mist (Optional) $19.25 $11.65 (6-12 yrs) $19.25 (Over 65 yrs)
    Niagara Falls Adventure Movie (Optional) $12 $8 (3-11 yrs) $12 (Over 62 yrs)
    Niagara Falls Scenic In-Depth Tour (Optional) $45 $35 (3-12 yrs) $43 (Over 65 yrs)
    • 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.
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  • All meals and drinks during the trip, although eating arrangements will be made by your tour guide
  • A mandatory service fee for your tour guide and bus driver (min. $10/day/person)
  • 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.

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  • Booking changes
    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.
  • Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
    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 tours (Notification day and departure day are not counted)
    Up to 46 days or more prior to departure - 10% of total purchase amount.
    21-45 days prior to departure - 25% of total purchase amount.
    8-20 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount.
    Within 7 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.
    The refund amount will be credited directly to your account. Or the refund can also be forwarded directly to your credit card with a 10% handling fee.
    NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.
  • Itinerary Variations
    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.
  • Tour Cancellation:
    We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure inaccordance 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.

Additional Note

  • CITY PASS: Passengers are NOT allowed to use a CITY PASS to purchase tickets for any of the optional sightseeing attractions visited on this tour.
  • 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.
  • All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 1-2 business days after booking, please do not book the airline tickets until you received the confirmation.

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I have an 11-month-old baby that I want to take him along. Will I be able to put a car seat in the bus? Thanks.
by Penny Trinh on 2017-06-02
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Dear customer, you are able to bring the car seat to the trip. But you can double check with us after you make the reservation, and we will check with the tour company to see if they will provide the car seat for the infant during the trip, thank you.
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we are 2 adults and 3 children family, 11,7,2 respectively. will i get family room on prior request? wherever admissiond are not mentioned ,that places we will see from bus or we will have time to explore the place? eg harvard university, mit university from inside?
by Deepa CHHEDA on 2015-02-15
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The maximum amount of guests per room is 4 , there are no exceptions, so in this case you will need to reserve 2 rooms. You will have time to visit all the attractions that are listed in the itinerary.
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