Highlights:Visit Schenectady (Secret Caverns), Niagara Falls (Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour), Corning (Corning Museum of Glass), Washington, DC (White House, US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Potomac River Cruise), Philadelphia (Independence Hall, Liberty Bell).
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The tour was great, our guide KEN was very good , I enjoyed this tour and I recommended
i am very happy with this tour. Thanks to Lidi as our tour guide. I will defenitely recommend this tour to all my friends.
The tours was great!! Tour guide was Helena, she was very much responsive. I send my father alone on the tour and she had taken complete care for him. The Corning Glass Factory was there in itinerary ... More>>
The tours was great!! Tour guide was Helena, she was very much responsive. I send my father alone on the tour and she had taken complete care for him. The Corning Glass Factory was there in itinerary but missed in the tour.
Excellent tour. covered many places in 3 days.. its a tight schedule, but you got to do that to cover many places like this. This review is mainly to appreciate KITTY Huang, our tour guid, who is very courteous and highly talented on how to run the show. She did a great job managing and bringing all the ppl on time, and advising on how to handle time quickly. Keep up the good work Kitty.
Jenny was our tour guide. She has a great memory and was taking care of each group member, specially seniors. The tour is optimized nicely with great locations and choice of accommodation was awesome. The leg space in the bus was not sufficient. But there were comfortable number of breaks so was ok for legs to stretch. I would highly recommend this tour.
the hotel was decent and the bus was ok too. for the price we paid we didnt expect a lot. my boyfriend and I just wanted to spend our long weekend somewhere other than home. but it turned out to be great. we love the tour and great thanks to our tour guide Cecilia and driver Mr. Lee.
We went to the flushing pickup location at 6:45am.then we took the shuttle to Chinatown to meet our tour guide, Cecilia. Cecilia checked us in and gave us our seat number. Then the tour started. We got to know some history about NYC and our tour itinerary. we got to visit all the attractions as planed. the tour guide really know what she was doing. We just love that we didnt need to worry about anything while we were on the tour.
The tour was excellent (group #9) and our tour guide Rachel xu was so knowledgeable and always had time for questions. The itinerary was perfect! However, we will recommend the same for others.A special appreciation for Rahel......
We are G#15 with the tour guide Rachel Xy. I'm a single mom bringing my baby, luggage, car seat and stroller. It is not possible to enjoy a trip without the help from Rachel.I gave 10 dollars extra when I knew somebody refused to pay the service fee for no reason. She is too responsible and great supporting. Thank you for your guidance. Surely you'll be recommended to other people, and hope all the client treat you good.
The pick up/drop off point was very convenient and included good attractions. I took my parents on the tour and duration of tour was ideal for our schedule. The tour guide Kitty Huang was very nice, helpful and friendly. She talked with all tour members jovially. The driver was nice as well. She kept the time well and drop off point was on time.
I would recommend this tour to anyone looking for options. This was my 2nd tour with Take Tours, took one in June from Toronto.
All my family members enjoyed this awesome tour and we like our tour guide Rachel Xu. She is professional and she planned the attraction stops timing perfectly. We got good service and nice hotels to stayovernight. Thanks Rachel and TakeTours
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I just got back yesterday from this 3 day tour which i took with my father and i absolutely enjoyed it.
First things first - The entire trip was planned very well and managed very well considering a group of people in this trip ranged from 8 years to 70 years. Hands down to our tour guide Rachel Xu, she did an incredible job in taking responsibility of everyone in the trip, making sure everyone is comfortable. Even though some guest gave her a tough time she kept her calm and yet conveyed the message. She was not biased towards anyone yet paid heed to everyones concern. Brownie points just for her.
Accommodation - pretty decent for the price you pay so no complaints here.
Itinerary - I enjoyed the first two days of the trip which was the Niagara falls pretty much. I wish we could have somehow included Cave of the Winds but overall it was well planned. DC and Philadelphia trip i didnt enjoy much specially the DC cruise - it was pointless and we didnt even get to see the liberty bell.
Transportation - i was comfortable with the bus considering the price we paid but my concern was for the elderly people. I think the bus could be little more comfortable so that its easier for them to sit for so long.
I read lot of reviews saying, ample time was not given or there was no stop for restrooms but i defer to say that i think ample time was given for sight seeing including taking pictures and enjoying the moment. Also frequent stops were there to use the restrooms.
Overall i enjoyed the trip and would recommend this to everyone who wants to just enjoy the trip and for once not be worried about arranging things etc specially when traveling with parents.
Also a word of advise, its a group trip so be ready to adjust with different people and the overall itinerary. You cannot expect a group guided tour to be the same way you take with your family and friends.
Our Bus trip (Sept 17-19) was wonderful and Lidi our tour guide was very nice, she gave so much patience explaining and giving all her effort to make sure all the entire group will enjoy and get all the instructions and directions.
Tour started nicely and was very fun and memorable make sure to pack water bottle because you will be thirsty from walking around, be courteous to other passengers and you will enjoy the tour as we did!
It was a great tour. However tour guide should be trained how to use the microphone, our tour guide put it too closed to her mouth and it was hard to understand, also her English should improved, it was hard to understand her. The bus seats are too closed to each other we were not confortable. I liked the schedule and punctuality of the tour. The places we visited were very nice and we enjoyed all the locations.
Remi Chen was our tour guide, he did an awesome job! We were VERY happy with this experience, it was our first and definitely won't be our last! We are already on our second tour! We recommend this AMAZING tour to everyone!!!
This tour is fantastic, Our tour guide Justin was very helpful & knowledgeable.
Arrival/Departure Timings were perfect. We have almost covered all the places. Our Lady Driver was very much energetic & her driving was good. It was our first trip in USA & we have enjoyed a lot.
Things need to do:
Carry Water crate - 40 Bottles & Fruits & snacks.
The tour was very enjoyable and the experience was fantastic. The hotels were great
All my families like our tour guide Rachel Xu, I would to recommend take tour to anybody who is going to see Niagara Falls DC Philadelphia
Rachel Xu is very professional.
I am very satisfied with this guided tour. Our tour guide Rachael was very knowledgeable and friendly. They provided us nice accommodations for two nights. Everything was well planned. I highly recommend this tour!
Amazing experience. Especially the Tour Guide Benni chan. He was really cool and very knowledgeable. Timings were nxt to perfection. Transportation was really satisfying. Would recommend everyone to enjoy the 3 days trip.
Our tour guro named Benny Chen was just excellent, funny and very thorough as well as knowledgeable, kind and accommodating. Adam aka Ralph the driver was very patient and nice too! The team makes our trip memorable and fun. Kudos!
We enjoyed our trip very much. Our tour guide is Benny Chen. The tour was Very well planned and organized. Our guide, Benny Chen, was outstanding. He has good knowledge about the places we visited. Benny was very professional and conveys everything in a funny way. Accommodation was good. We really enjoyed our vacation
We got a wonderful tour even it was a poor weather condition. Our guide Rachel Xu gave us a big help. We had three seniors, and my uncle walks with a cane and has a hard time getting off and on the bus. Rachel changed the seat for them. Thank you for all the help, we really appreciate it.
Excelente tour, super recomendado. Nuestra guia turistica fue Kitty. Es la segunda vez que tomo el tour con ella, muy profesional, conoce los lugares y muy paciente. el alojamiento estuvo estupendo. Considero que en cuanto al bus, se puede mejorar la comodidad con asientos un poco mas reclinables para descansar mejor durante los traslados. Y en cuanto al itinerario deben de indicar en la pagina a que atracciones no se vana poder ir por cierre de estaci[on, tenia muchas ganas de visitar Corning museum of glass y madame tossauds, pero se me indico ese dia que no iriamos por cierre de temporda. Estoy muy contenta con sus servicios, espero proximamente tomar otro tour con ustedes.
We enjoyed our trip very much. Our tour guide Lillian was very knowledgeable and did a great job. I will definitely recommend this trip to anyone who are interested. We saw a lot in three days. The price was worth it. This is our 2nd trip with Taketours, they are very reliable. I can't wait for our next trip.
Tour guide Rachel Xu helped us a lots. I believe she texted every families to check if they get home safe which was very warm, because we reached the drop off location very late. Traffic was bad ,and we all knew the bus driver made some troubles. But Rachel still handled everything good. Thank you Rachel, and good luck.
I am Santosh and I took this trip with my family. Our tour guide is Benny Chen. The tour was Very well planned and organized. Our guide, Benny Chen, was outstanding. He is so knowledgeable about the places we visited. Benny was so professional and conveys everything in a funny way, no one vets hurt and is so patient in answering the questions. We visited so many places in such short time. Rachel was able to plan and coordinate very precisely. Accommodation was good. We really enjoyed our vacation.
It was a wonderful trip...well guided by Judy. The bus travel was quite comfortable, with AC and free wifi availability.
Covered almost all the attractions in the cities we opted to travel with the company.
Also the overnight stay was provided at premium hotels.
Very well planned and organized tour. Our guide, Rachel, was outstanding. We visited so many places in such short time. Rachel was able to plan and coordinate very precisely. Accommodation was good. We really enjoyed our vacation.
Very well planned and organzied tour. Our guide, Jake, was outstanding. Though there were many places that had to be covered in 3 days, he was able to plan and coordinate very precisely. I highly recommend this tour.
The tour was very thorough and the experience was fantastic. The hotels were great and offer free breakfast. All my families like our tour guide Rachel Xu, especially the kids. I would highly recommend take tour to anybody who is going to see Niagara Falls. !
Gita Entusiasmante, organizzatissima con Eva, la pi√Ļ brava guida del mondo!!!!
partenza ore 8 da Chinatown verso Secret Cavern (3,5 ore di guida con pausa intermedia);
Poi dritti per le cascate del Niagara (4 ore di guida con pausa intermedia per il pranzo in "autogrill").
Subito in Hotel per posare le valigie e... fuori ad ammirare liberamente il panorama (si pu√≤ anche sconfinare a piedi in CANADA e cenare di l√†... spettacolo).
Sveglia ore 07 e subito in giro a vedere parchi e Fortini nelle vicinanze (opzionale a pagamento). Poi sotto le cascate (opzionale a pagamento) IMPERDIBILE. Tutte le attivit√† a pagamento vengono proposte gi√† in BUS e pagate in contanti, poi pensa a tutto la guida.
Ore 11:20 ripartenza con pranzo a sacco (da acquistare nei numerosi locali in zona). Direzione Watkins Glen (3 ore di guida).
Parco a pagamento ma da fare assolutamente, si percorre solo nel verso della discesa quindi fattibile da tutti.
Ripartenza per Washington nel pomeriggio (se non ci si ferma al museo del vetro).
Questa √® lunga... oltre 5 ore di viaggio.... ma si attraversa la Pensylvenia ed √® uno spettacolo.
Si cena in un ristorante cinese (cucina internazionale, sempre opzionale organizzato dalla guida.
La sera si arriva in un MOTEL nella periferia di Washington, molto caratteristico.
Sveglia ore 08
prima tappa CASA BIANCA (da lontano), successivamente monumento di Lincoln ed una mezz'oretta per visitare il famoso parco con laghetto ed obelisco ed infine 2 ore di svago nella National Mail.
Qui avrete l'imbarazzo della scelta tra musei e monumenti, servirebbe una giornata intera....
Successivamente, chi vuole, pu√≤ fare crociera in battello. Noi non lo abbiamo fatto e siamo andati a visitare il monumento ai caduti del vietnam, vicino al porticciolo.
Verso le 15 dopo pranzo sempre organizzato opzionale dalla guida, ripartenza per Filadelfia (2 ore di guida).
Eravamo in ritardo quindi ci siamo stati pochissimo, il tempo di vedere la Liberty bell e la piazza con i palazzi vicini. Niente scalinata di Rocky.
Ore 20:00 ritorno a Manhattan.
Bello Bello Bello
I took this tour last year around November-December,2017. It was an amazing tour with the two proactive tour guides Ivy and Kitty. We covered lots of place only in 3 days. Accommodation, transportation and Itinerary everything was perfect. We were very lucky to have a nice-comfy hotel very closed to Niagara Falls. Our admission to Corning Museum of Glass was totally free,becuase of the Museum's anniversary and all products were in discounted price. My mom and friend also enjoyed the tour so much. Soon, we are going to take more tours with them. I definitely recommend this tour to everyone
I took this tour with my mam. This was my third time with this company and it was a very satisfying experience. Zoe is a very professional, knowledgeable and humorous guide. Hotels were Radisson and Holidays Inn with very nice rooms. We enjoyed all activities thank yo for memories!
My family really enjoyed this tour. Although we spend a lot of time on the bus, overall this is a very valuable trip. Our tour guide Ivy was very patient and she helped us a lot during the trip. Definitely will recommend this tour to my friends!
This tour was excellent. Our guide Mani was the most helpful and gentile person ever! He did the best in order to get us good accommodations and his only concern was for us to have fun. Honestly, when I booked this tour I didn¬īt think it was going to be so good, since the price is so cheap.
We visited so many places in such short time, and I loved every minute of it. Worth it 100%!
I took this tour with my dad and wife. This was my third time with this company and it was a very satisfying experience. Emily is a very professional, knowledgeable and humorous guide. Our room in the Day Inn wasn't good though; they had just installed the new set of rooms and there were just too many problems with it. I strongly recommend the visit to Niagara Falls and Watkins Glen State Park.
My family and friends had a wonderful tour with lots of memories. Our guide, Simon, was very patient and knowledgeable. He had good knowledge of the attractions/places.
Two night stay at hotels were very comfortable. The buffet on both days didn't work for us, but our guide was so cooperative so we were given an option to not to go with buffet (we found place that works for us nearby).
Overall the tour was good and was really worth.
FULL FIVE STARS are dedicated to TOUR GUIDE SIMON and BUS driver.
I loved this tour. Our tour guide Lillian was very helpful, energetic and fun. She was interactive and gave us lots of information about the places we saw as well as we passed. She was awesome and made this tour fun. One of the best guides i have ever been with.
The stay as well as transportation was good and overall it was a superb tour.
This was our first tour ever taken and definitely a great experience. Our tour guide Mani Xu , made this 3 day tour a comfortable one. Friendly , understanding and humorous, most important he was considerate about people from different age groups yet maintained the schedule. Mani Xu kudos to your management skills , really appreciate the effort. All the best ! Group 13 from the memorial weekend tour loved the experience. Thank you once again.
This awesome experience was a result of our tour guide Manis' dedication. He kept it up to the mark, interesting, as well as informative. Accommodation and food was decent enough, which is value for the money. Mani, our guide arranged Maid of the mist on Memorial Day weekend with his control and strong sense of time that many other groups couldn't manage. Cordial, extremely polite Mani called and/or replied my text in less than 30 min with his utmost professionalism. Both me and my wife are happy with this tour experience and would recommend anyone to take this tour (Try to take Mani as your tour guide, none knows Upstate NY better than him).
Jami & Seidy
Overall it was an enjoyable and memorable trip. Our guide Justin Chen was excellent. Accommodation was way beyond expectation. Only drawback was non-availability of Microwaves or Kettle in the Room. Covered all the places as per itenary. Looking forward for more tours.
I tool the 3-Day Niagara Falls, Washington DC tour. This tour was absolutely amazing! I took my mom when she was visiting from India and it covers all the places that someone from India might have seen or heard about in movies. The highlight of the tour was of course the Maid of the Mist boat ride and the Watkins Glen national park. Mani Xu our tour guide is the best there is, he was very professional, courteous and understanding. He takes a special interest in informing the tourists the peculiar stories and history behind every place that we visited. I would give him a 6*/5* if I could. I would advice anyone booking this tour to not do it during a holiday weekend as the queues and crowds at every place are a massive put off and will make your experience a little harrowing, massive crowds everywhere. I suggest doing this on a non-holiday weekend to get the best out of it. I will be taking my dad to this same tour when he visits me too, I will probably ask to be on Mani's tour if possible. Definitely worth it.
We would like to thank you for beautiful tour! Our guide Amy Huo was absolutely great, professional,made the traveling easy and fun. We didn't have to wait in lines,moved fast from attraction to attraction and had enough personal time to enjoy. We had many young children and elderly in our group, still everything went with ease!I can highly recommend this tour! We loved it and had wonderful time!
I took a 3-Day tour to Niagara Falls, Washington DC, and Philadelphia from New York last May 24th, 2018.
This was my second time with this company and it was a very gratifying experience.
We had a very professional, knowledgeable, nice,and diligent guide. We were guided and supported by Yoyo. She was not only receptive to our concerns and needs, but also very patient and respectful.
Though the bus was not in optimum conditions, we had an excellent driver.
The only negative aspect in this tour was the hotel in Maryland. Our room smelled really bad, and the hotel administration did not do anything about it. It was absolutely disgusting to spend the night there. The receptionist just said they were full and couldn't change our room.
I highly recommend the visit to Watkins Glen State Park. It was one of the most marvelous places I've seen in my life.
I have to say I found every single penny worth in this tour.
FIVE STARS TO YOYO AND THE DRIVER!!!
It was an amazing trip without any doubt. Good price to get a hotel only 5mins away from the Niagara Falls. We had 2 tour guides, Sean was very knowledgeable, Rachel was informative. Cannot believe we traveled many places within 3 days, and we loved all of them.
Our tour Guide Daman was awsome.
Secrect caven is nice
Niagra Day and night view is good
Corning glass museum good
National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade 2018 is awesome
we are not able to take Niagra boat as river is frozen
Due to Cherry blossom parade DC roads colsed
highly recommended..very happy with the tour (3 days niagara falls tour).went as family-with 3 kids ages 12,8,7..kids very happy as well.eddie is very good and approachable.has good knowledge of the attractions.the driver as well is very good in driving.i feel safe the entire trip(no sudden stop etc..drives smoothly).hotel is more than i expected..tour is very good value.tour is very affordable.planning to book another tour with this company.highly recommended
The Tour was really very good.
Our guide Eddie was very helpful and was explaining each and every thing very properly.
Also he was gibing in depth details about each spot which made the attractions more interesting.
Hotel on Day 1 was very Good in Niagara but on Day 2 the Hotel Sheraton didn't had Microwave in the Room which was very disappointing.
The buffet on both days was Chinese buffet with no other option so we had to search for out own dinner.
Overall the tour was good and was really worth.
Had a nice trip. Went to 3-day tour trip to Niagara, Washington and Philly. Our guide Kitty Huang made sure to provide detailed information at every attraction. She made sure to walk with us, to all the attractions, explaining about the history of that place and then gave us some free time to take pictures and roam around.
Overall a memorable trip. Would strongly recommend to everyone.
The tour is almost excellent except for some of the our co-tourist are inconsiderate...of course we know that everyone wants to be comfortable in this trip but not to the extent that you will make other passenger uncomfortable....
Our Tourist guide Damon, is very calm guide...he was able to accomodate all of our needs and even settles the differences we had with the people infront of us.
He was a very funny guy. We had fun, even though we are time limited.
i recommend this tour...awesome experience even though it is my fifth time going to niagara, 3 times using TakeTours, the service is great...esp to our to tour guide ivy and kitty....more tour to enjoy
This is my second time using take tours. We took a 3-day trip to Niagara - Watkins Glen - DC - Philly. Our tour guide Mai Zhang was fantastic. Food was decent. Accommodation was good.
Itinerary was organized, although DC and Philly seemed a bit rushed. But I won't blame them, there's only so much you can do in 3 days.
This was my first time with this tour and it was beyond my expectations. Our tour guide James Hwang was excellent and he drived this tour through great time management making sure that we get all things in our itenary. I recommend for this tour..
It was a fantastic tour. Although it was lot of travelling but out tour guide Gary made sure that we are comfortable. I must mention that Gary was very friendly and cooperative.
I recommend for this tour..
Hi we took this 3 day tour.The cost is affordable & reasonable.Our driver good and our tour guide Excellent Thank you Rex,well organized & down to earth Guy!We were not able to used the bathroom in the bus and you have to pay for all your food and side tours but for the price couldn't be better!!
Very nice trip, pretty beatifull the places we were, we had such a nice time, Allen Zhao, our guied, is a very nice person, good explanations all over the trip.However, we have a recommendation to get better transportation, there are much better buses than the bus we did the trip. thank you!!
We got from the trip, what we expected. The prices are extremally reasonable, you won't get there chepear. I have one negative comment about people in general(not take tours), couple of young guys were unrespectable, always in late from the meeting point. People, please respect each other!
This is a highly recommended trip if you plan to visit surrounding NewYork for 3 4 days. The bus and hotel are great. Special thanks to Amy and Mike our tour guide and bus driver. They did an in creditable job to ensure trip is smooth and fun loving for the tour members.
My dad and I took this trip and had a great experience. Rex was a fantastic tour guide! He was knowledgeable and provided information during our trip. I recommend this tour. Thank again for everything, Rex! Safe travels everyone. :)
Thanks for a wonderful tour. The tour guide Emily was very friendly , took utmost care of every single person in the bus and was always smiling which made our tour more happening . The tour was very well planned so we didn't have to face the traffic or the queue in any destination. I will definitely recommend to consider this tour next time anyone plans to visit Niagara, Washington.
This was the first tour of mine in US. It was indeed a memorable one. The cost is affordable and reasonable. We had to pay $126 for the transportation and accommodation for 3 days tour. Then $152 for the tickets for all the activities held in those 3 days. We have to buy our own food. The hotels that we stayed are very nice and clean. I will highly recommend this tour if you want to visit more sites in less days.
Our tour guide was Allen. He was very informative, precise, punctual and a very nice guide. A well organized and down to earth guy. He organized everything so perfectly that we could visit all the intineraries given. He gave us a very detailed descriptions of every sites with a very fluent and understandable English. The best guide!
However, there is less entertainment in the bus. Had there been been some activities of interactions and introductions among the passengers, and some other entertainments, the tour will be extra splindid!
Over all, my friend and I had a very great experience ūüėĆūüėĆ
We had excellent trip Thanks to our tour Guide Jake Yang (Nancheck) and Driver Kurt. Jake Yang made sure we covered all the attractions as promised, he was explaining very well about each location, we enjoyed that he made sure we are not lost while in State Park and walked the trail along with us.
Thank you will recommend this tour to others and will do again -new destination.
The tour was very well organised, however the locations for lunch and dinner is not good as there are no options apart from the restaurant chosen by Take Tours people. I am a vegetarian and had to adjust with my own snacks instead of proper food.
We were three nurses who went to this 3day Niagara Falls tour and had a great time. The tour guide name Cayden Huang and Driver "Bobo" were amazing guys. They were so accommodating and friendly. We had a couple of laughs especially when we went to a wrong Hotel which is 7 mins. away from the right one. The group was so nice with no complaints throughout our tour. The last day we had free breakfast...that was really good! I will definitely get another trip and will highly recommend to all my friends. THANK YOU! We will see you next trip.
This was my first tour and i absolutely loved it. The tour guide i had was great. I recommend to arrive at the time you're told because waiting on people is the worse but overall this was an amazing trip. I'm planning my other one as we speak! ;)
We get to see lots in such less time but the flip side is you get less time or not adequate time. Overall trip is great. Radission Hotel was provided for two nights. This was second trip I had with them.
We had booked this tour for a group of 7 people including seniors and a child. Initially I was hesitant that it might be very hectic but we had very few number of days and wanted to cover multiple destinations.
The tour was actually very well organized. Our guide was Felix and he ensured that the group was on time to adhere to the schedule. We had sufficient time at Niagara which was totally worth. Though we spent a lot of time on the bus, it never felt hectic as there were breaks every 2-3 hours. Also, the hotels were quite nice for the price. Overall, a good experience and would recommend to anyone who wants to cover multiple destinations without having to think of planning.
My last trip was actually better than expected, where we stayed at the hotel 2 nights in a row, and the hotel was super clean and had more amenities than a standard 3-star.
Our tour guide was Lay awesome- funny and friendly. His English was better than we expected, as we had a non-Chinese speaker in our group. I noticed that he also stayed up during the late night drives purposely making conversation with the driver to ensure everyone's safety. That was pretty cool of him. The driver was nice too- didn't get lost except one wrong turn that cost us all of 5 minutes due to traffic. He kept to his company's schedule but also accommodated the tourists requests.
I took this trip on July 1st with my family and everybody enjoyed it to the fullest. We had some bus issues with the seats and air conditioner but the tour guide Kitty handled very well. There were some of the travelers tha were not into par with the rules and regulations. She was a friendly, concerned and wonderful guide. I will definitely travel with you again.
A very well organized tour. Our guide Olivia Xie was adept at managing the schedule. This tour is best for people who want to visit most places in limited time. The accommodation far exceeded my expectations.
The tour was well planned. The guide and driver were very well spoken and they made sure that the planned schedule was being followed. The bus made stops every 2-3 hours which made the trip less hectic. The accommodation was quite good for both days. If you have less time and you want to cover more places like me, then I highly recommend this tour.
Its a great trip.We sent our parents from India they really enjoyed the trip.Guide Simon was very knowledgeable. The bus were on time to every spot and covered whatever they mentioned in the Itinerary. Fo...r Desi,take some food with you,because the bus will stop at subway and Chinese restaurant.have some nuts,dried fruits with you. It's cost effective trip.
It was an amazing tour! with all the attractions covered by the guide with ample amount of time provided for us to visit the place by ourselves. Our tour guide RONG ZHENG was the additional star and a treat of the tour. It was because of him it was such an amazing tour! He would always wait for all the passengers before delivering the information. My group had some very annoying passengers but he never lost his calm with them even when they would shout at him or mistreated him! All over it was a very fun filled tour
Most of the important attractions were covered as part of the trip. Madame tussauds, secret caverns and Watkins Glen state park were not covered. The stay at the hotel was good. Our tour guide Emily was friendly. Had a great trip.
If you're on a budget. If you just wanna get out. If you Never been on a tour bus before. Give it a try. Alleen the tour guide was cool, the driver was good. More time is needed to see sites. The first hotel was nice, the second one was being or finishing up renovations. The food stops were good.
If you're with Rex, you are in for an amazing trip. He knows what he talks, being personally there multiple times, his recommendations are amazing, varying from food, scenic view, routes, to history! He makes us feel extremely comfortable throughout the trip! I'll miss the attractions and will definitely be back for more, hopefully under Rex again :)
We took this tour on 20-05-2017. It was very nice and wonderful trip and our tour guide Harvey was very helpful and explained in detail historical story of each and every place.Accommodation also very good.
Tour Guide Tim is always helpful and explained the attractions well. However, the itinerary has actually changed due to the traffic conditions, which I considered to be understandable though we actually visited fewer places than listed.
Overall, this trip is of great value.
Well planned, good price, good hotels, tour guide was caring and knowledgeable, bus was nice. All in all, the tour was very good and so do the tour guide Rong. Although his name was w(rong) but everything was right. 4 star to Itinerary as I think we should be given more time in Washington & Corning glass museum and also you need to include Hershey's Chocolate World in the tour. Rest it was all good and fun trip.
This was a really good tour, Special mention of Mr. Jack H, we visited on 3rd to 5th May 2017, Bus no. 1102, he was very informative and really took charge and informed in detail about each location & history of USA...
During the Cruise ride the front speakers were not working, so Jack came fwd and started explaining the Locations, Cherry blosssom tress, US Naval camps.. etc
JACK keep up the good work !!!
The tour was very well planned. We had sufficient time at every stop to finish visiting the places.
The guide was Jim and he was very good and friendly.
The accommodation was very good, specially at Niagara falls (It was a 5 min walk from the falls which was amazing).
The only thing not up to the mark was the bus as it was taking a long time to get heated.
Overall good value for money and great trip :)
Our tour guide mai was awesome and lots of fun, The accommodation was the best, better than i had book for the rest of my USA stay, seen lot of things in the 3days, and was extremely happy with the whole thing couldn't fault anything... even the bus driver we had was great and entertaining
Thanks for organizing this tour. It was great and I would definitely go to different places again and again through take tours. A special shout out to our tour guide Kitty Liu. she was awesome, very informative, ensured we all are comfortable and was extremely approachable. Thanks Kitty and TakeTours!
The tour met all the expectations and the price is very good, even if we choose to go to all the attractions (most of the attractions the price is not included and we have to pay in cash).
The tour guide was Allen and he was so kind and helpful. The explanations were very detailed and informative.
We covered a lot of distance in a short period of time.
We had a wonderful experience on the trip and enjoyed it every bit.
This is the 2nd time I booked this tour. The first time was for my parents and second time as a surprise gift for my son's birthday. I was part of the 2nd trip. It was a 3 days/2 nights tour to Niagara, Washington DC, Philadelphia. My pick-up was from ACME Market in Jersey City. My tour guide was Mathew. We had a wonderful experience on the trip and enjoyed it every bit. Few tips - 1. be on time else the bus will leave. There is little or no time to wait for anybody, else everybody on bus will get affected, they may miss some of the attractions. 2. try to carry your breakfast and snacks, else it would be very expensive if you have to buy every time. 3. most of the attractions are not free, so do your calculations before booking this trip. 4. use the restrooms whenever your guide tells before any halt. Bathroom in the bus is locked.
We went on the 3 day Niagra Falls, Washington DC and Philadelphia tour leaving from New York. Our pick up point was Canal St. We covered a lot of distance in a short period of time. We were able to cover most things advertised except for the ones that were not available / closed due to the weather (snow) following the blizzard e.g. Maid of the Mist.
We really enjoyed the tour. We had a great tour guide named Mandy who was very nice and went out of her way to help and make everything as smooth as possible and looked after us really well. She was very knowledgeable and we learnt a lot and kept us updated as to the timing and plans for the days activities. She also changed the order of things around to better suit the timing of visits which really worked out well because we were early to a lot of attractions (beating other tour groups) which meant we were able to see the sights and take good pictures before all the other people arrived.
Our bus driver Kevin was a very good driver getting us to our destination safely and knew his way around the tour route. There was some traffic due to rush hour getting in to Washington but they tried to cater for this with early starts in the morning to minimize. I didn't mind this as I caught up on my sleep on the bus anyway.
The commentary was both in English and Chinese (Mandarin) and the detail of the English was good. Mandy said the same things in both languages and didn't miss on any details. The order of the commentary was English first and then Chinese but this was changed on the second day due to complaints. Mandy did ask the English speakers if this was OK and we had no problems with this.
The accommodation at the Hotels on the trip was adequate and equivalent to 3 Star levels.
We had a nice range of visitors on our bus including Australians, Thai, Taiwan, Malaysians, Chinese, Filipinos, Indonesians and domestic holiday makers.
We had a great time and recommend the company and the Tour based on my experience. It was very good value to get us to the advertised sites and activities and met my expectations and needs due to my available time.
The best tour for family with small children. We had 3 kids age 9, 3 and 1. The bus driver and the tour guide Rex were very considerate and understanding on our need of using the stroller at every stop. We really enjoyed this tour.
I recommend this tour!
The tour met all the expectation. The only problem I faced is the bus is little old patterned with no charging point and wifi. For charging the mobiles and camera batteries it was a bit problematic.
I enjoyed the 3-days tours (Niagara Falls, WashingtonDC, Philadelphia, Watkins Glen). The tour guide was damon tang and he was so kind and perfect. because of his effort to make us have nice tour, we got beautiful memories. Also, we were from korea, he helped us easily participate in every schedule. Thank you
This was my first and NOT last time I take a tour. My tour guide was Rex. He was awesome. My bus driver was always on time. My overall experience was great. I will definitely due this again during the spring or summer.
Thanks Taketours for providing this tour. We would like to recommend our tour guide Boris to friends and families.He's very knowledgable about American history and geography.He's fluent in English and Chinese, the explanations were very detailed and informative. He kept us entertained in the 2000km(yeah in 3days) journey.We were impressed with his exceptional and professional service, that made our trip much more enjoyable and memorable.
I want to join this tour,but one people so expensive,two people more cheap,so I need a friends for go to this tour. I am a man,26 years old. I can speak english,chinese and turkish. If you interest please call me. My phone number is 347-697-50-54.
Our tour guide, Jake made the tour enjoyable. Not to forget our bus driver, Chris, who did a good job with the commute as well. Overall, this has been a very good 3-Day tour (Tour dates: Dec 2 - Dec 4, 2016).
I picked up this tour just to go away from the city for a while. I liked tour very much mostly because of my guide - Gary. He is very highly organized and knowledgeable person. We all knew, what to do and when to do exactly. I learned many new facts during this trip. I know this is very hard and nervous work. However he was always positive, his nice mood spreaded to everyone. By the end of the tour I thought I knew this guy for a long time.
The tour system itself is also very organized. Starting the moment I purchased and then received friendly reminder and was picked up on time and dropped off. The only delays were just because of some people who were always late. However we made it in time (thanks driver?)
It's AFFORDABLE! And it worth each penny. I recommend this tour!
Cons? Well, just to be fair glasses in the bus should be cleaned. Second, I was bored of fast food soon, but it's not your fault. Thanks for buffet on second day! :)
This tour met all the expectations required by the customers as we travelled over 1300 miles safely across the various states. Boris the tour guide was excellent and extremely friendly. He also explained all the important details that were to be known based on the places we visited. The accommodation was nice for both nights and was well worth it for the price that we paid. Please note that the price only included accommodation and transport. There is an additional service fee, price for the attractions and meals. Once again this tour was extremely worth it and there was so much done in so little time that would have been challenging to do by yourself.
Everything was well planned and executed on time. Tour guide James was very helpful, polite and spoke very good English. Accommodation was kind of average though we stay only for sleeping in the night. Felt like we were travelling for most of the times. Experience at Niagara was too good. Overall i enjoyed the trip.
Recently I have enjoyed the 3-days tours (Niagara Falls, WashingtonDC, Philadelphia, Watkins Glen). This package tour is excellent and cheapest. Our tour leader "Jake Yang" is a very talented and friendly guide. He has excellent geographical and historical knowledge who is explaining the facts about each and every spot that we have visited. Also, he is very entertaining during travel in the bus. The hotel accommodations are in top class hotels like Radisson, Conform Inn etc. The TakeTours total expense is very cheapest. Definitely, I will recommend this package to my friends. I will book another package with my family to another destination in future.
Our Guide Davina was so lovely and fun! Perfect English with great explanations of the history and about the sights. The tour was fast paced but still enough time to see all the attractions, with lots of free time at Niagara. Accommodation exceptional for the price.
An excellent tour. I do not know how you provide such excellent services at such a low price. The tour guide Leslie was very good, although she should try to keep the group together. The hotels were very nice. And I saw sights that I would never have been able to see on my own. Thank you, TakeTours for this wonderful opportunity. A word of advice. The Secret Cavern and Watkins Glen State Park are physically very strenuous and elderly customers should be advised of this.
The tour was overall very good. Our tour guide Trista was knowledgeable and she provided information about restroom breaks, what to see, when to see, recommendations about picture spots etc. this helped us to manage the tour better. The bus was ok, seats provided to me was broken which caused inconvenience. even though the bus has restroom it was locked, which turned out to be a good thing as I was sitting next to the door.
Hotel @ Niagara was excellent quality and had 2 queen size beds, coffee maker, iron, tv etc. the 2nd hotel red roof in Washington was having 2 full-size beds. iron and coffee maker was missing. the microwave was missing in both hotels.
attractions get enough time to see, still, if you are photo enthusiast then you have to rush a lot.
Washington DC Cruise tour is a waste of money, nothing is seen except the airport, don't opt for it.
same is the experience about white house, we were kept almost 500 feet away and had only a few bars visible to click a photo.
the space museum is a must visit, though, do give yourself 45mins to visit each counter
last word, it's a lot of travel plus all attraction fee + their service charges + a common lunch and dinner with tour guide goes around $175 hence do carry enough cash.
Facing Language issue with tour guide[Barely speaks proper English] but apart from that it was okay for price you pay. I would recommend for first timer to do quick review of places. And then you can pick place you need to explore more.
This tour is definately worth the money especially if you are not living in and around NY, you can visit NY and take this
tour to visit sorrounding places as well.
Our tour guide Diva Zhao was friendly/patient and did good job in covering most of the places, though the trip was tight schedule.
I would recommend this tour to my friends as well..
Una gran experiencia de tres dias inolvidables fue la que pase con mi familia. Primero, por el precio mas economico que pueda haber incluyendo la oferta de compra dos y el tercero es gratis. Puntualidad en cada tramo del viaje, Chofer con mucha experiencia, Comodos cuartos para descansar, Paradas de bus de descanso cada 2 horas para poder ir a los servicios higienicos en las plazas que existen en el camino, donde ademas puedes comprar algun refrigerio para el camino. Cuevas, Cataratas, Monumentos, Caminatas, Bellos paisajes, todo una aventura.
My tour guide Olivia was the best. She is the reason that I am taking another tour!!! The trip was great, you have enough time to see what is needed to see, and I love the fact that you have enough time to eat. Will definitely be going on another tour soon!!
It was an amazing experience with the TakeTour. The guide and other companions were very co-operative. It was completely diverse, so we had fun knowing each other and sharing some beautiful memories. Thank you for making it a perfect tour!
First of all kudos to our guide YOYO...she is very patient and friendly with the travellers. She explains each and every attraction amd planned very well. Though we didnt get much time to cover well in Philly & DC but Niagara and Watkins Glen are the best and not to miss them. Accomdation in DC was not up to the mark but in Niagara was awesome. Overall the trip was very good and will remain in our memories.
It was a great tour. Tour guide Jim did wonderful job. We've seen some beautiful places and our tour guide made it even more interesting by explaining everything about attractions and their history. I would recommend this tour to my friends
Our tour guide Diana is very knowledgeable and shared lot of information clearly about each attraction. She is the best tour guide in the tours that we took in the last two years. I had already recommended my friend and will do again.
I would like to mention about our guide Olivia who is so patient and friendly in our tour. Even though she has some problems in taking every body together, she was so patient and organized. She handled this tour very well and I believe she is good in person. I would like to thank her for what she has done to me and my family. Thank You Olivia we liked you very much and hope take tours will bring tour guides like you.
Our three day trip to the Niagara Falls was WONDERFUL!!! Everything about it was just amazing. Jake Yang was our tour guide, and without him it wouldn't have been the same. He made everybody feel like family, he is very professional, a really nice person, we loved him!! And we definitely recommend this trip,and we want to do this again soon!!!
It was a great tour, I definitely recommend it, the tour guide Peter was great; really caring and helpful, the hotels were really good and also the transportation with Wi-Fi service. I would definitely take more tours here.
We took 3-day tour with Dora You. We really appreciate her service mind and useful guide info.
Also, we love the Niagara Falls program very much.
In addition, our second night at Best Western Hotel Baltimore was perfect.
We had a great time with TakeTour for Niagara-DC-Philadelphia. It was well organized and guided tour. Tour guide Angela had managed it so well. Though time given was not sufficient for each attraction, we missed few due to hurry in leaving.
Definitely, will recommend this to my friends.
It was good experience specially with family. The crew was very accommodative and supportive specially when my father was having difficulty in walking. The only suggestion I have is to have active mobile charging facility and TV.
We took 3 day Phili-WashingtonDC-Niagra tour. I highly recommend this tour. It is great way to cover all major attractions in east coast. The hotels were very clean. And out tour guide Stone was helpful.
This is a tour I would highly recommend. The organization was well done, timing of each event was crucial and efficient, the tour guide was personable, patient,and professional. His attitude put everyone at ease. The bus was comfortable, all sightseeing and visits to the different places exceeded expectation/ Accommodation was good and, above all, the price was right
I'm writing this review represent as my mom. This is her first tour in America, and she said it was awesome, especially the tour guide Simon Chen. My mom is the only one who doesn't speak English in the entire group, but Simon kindly gave another tour guide in Chinese for my mom for every stop. With the help of Simon, my mom didn't encounter any language trouble. He even found my mother a companion for her next trip to the West Coast. The other tourists are nice as well, they help taking photos of my mom. The schedule is a little bit tight, but it keeps the group away from the crowd, which is great. Overall I recommend this tour.
I'm writing this review represent as my mom. This is her first tour in America, and she said it was awesome, especially the tour guide Simon Chen. My mom is the only one who doesn't speak English in the entire group, but Simon kindly gave another tour guide in Chinese for my mom for every stop. With the help of Simon, my mom didn't encounter any language trouble. He even found my mother a companion for her next trip to the West Coast. The other tourists are nice as well, they help taking photos for my mom. The schedule is a little bit tight, but it keeps the group away from crowd, which is great. Overall I recommend this tour.
we are taken 3days tour for Niagara FalWe went on tour for the first time. We have a lot of fun. Having fun on the bus. Returned in the entire Tour, ate, saw, and fun, to relax. Our tour guide's name was Jaine. She made us a better guide. Many also ask if they're explained well.ls, Washington, DC, Philadelphia.
Fui a las Cataratas del Niagara y el viaje fue excelente, muy organizado y los lugares de descanso estaban bien.Recomiendo este tour como obligatorio, en una visita a New York por precio, calidad y responsabilidad.
Overall trip was awesome experience. Some of the attractions mentioned on itinerary were not part of the trip. Secret Caverns and some other attractions could be excluded and more attractions from Washington DC should be added to trip.
just returned from a great trip. Our Professional tour guide Cecilia, packed everyday with Fun & excitement. Hotels were good, clean and welcoming. Because of Holiday Weekend, roads were closed in DC but Cecilia was in full control of the group and leaded the way to a successful departure. Chris the driver, navigated through DC like a Pro. Hope you're lucky to travel with Cecilia too, you will have a great time. Mike Misko
This tour was amazing. We were able to cover most of the attractions because of its well-organized itinerary and a very energetic Tour guide TIM. We had ample time to visit and enjoy all the attractions. Special mention for TIM as he was the key in holding this tour a memorable one for us to remember.
Thank you for this Amazing review and we are happy to know you had an amazing time.
Great Tour . Our guide Jack was exceptional. Always willing to help and accommodate and taking care of schedule. Although last day was a hiccup due to rains and blocks at DC, he managed well. Overall an excellent experience and worth the money spent.
It makes us smile every time we read that our customers enjoy the tours. Thanks, Ajitkumar!
Must have trip if you don't have much time and want to cover many places and attractions. Wish I got some more time for Niagara Falls Night view. Also, the Thundering Water Cultural Show was canceled by the locals. Other than that, it was pretty awesome experience. Our Tour Guide Jane was pretty efficient and she managed things pretty well. She was more like our school/college teachers who had every tourist under control and she shared a lot of information about the places. Despite our bus met with an unfortunate accident while towards Niagara and around 3 hours were wasted, she made sure that none of the planned attractions visit were canceled. Overall, highly satisfied.
We are thrilled to know about your experience in the tour. Thanks for sharing!
Tour was great! Boris is a great tour guide, he accommodates you very well and follow itinerary, very nice to everyone, gives you enough time for all the attractions. Our bus was a little old that was the only complaint I have. Great hotels as well.
Thanks Yuderka for sharing this review online. We are happy to know about your experience in the tour.
Boris the tour guide did a great job managing the large group. Definitely worth the ticket price. Would suggest skipping corning glass museum but all the other attractions were definitely great value for money. The best was the maid of the mist but the Niagara old fort was very good too.
Bus could be better with charging points but the accommodation was great considering what we paid for this tour. Would definitely recommend this tour to those planning to go for Niagara.
It's very nice to hear that you were happy with the tour guide, price, and accommodation. Thanks Karthik!
What a great tour it was. Just awesome . I would like to start with our guide Doris. She was really great. Very cooperative and lucky to have her on our trip. She understand each one on the board and handled everybody really great. Then coming back to actual trip, as I said it was great. Me and my wife enjoyed it a lot. It was well organized. Accommodation was 200% more than expectation. They made sure that both the hotels provide complimentary break fast. Only suggestion for the strictly vegetarian travelers like me and my wife, make sure you have backup plans ready for lunch and dinner. Because, it will be some times difficult to find veggie food at lunch and dinner halt places. Honestly, we faced it only once. But for that I would not consider trip organizer responsible at all. Another good thing is they are strict about timings. So make sure you adhere the departure time what tour guide has mentioned to you. Finally, talking about the places, Yes we did visit so many places in three days. Overall, it was fantastic trip and kudos for the TakeTours for this. Btw, some times make sure you distract yourself when Mr. Driver uncle is not cooperative. ;)
We are happy to hear you had an awesome time.
After reading the trip advisor reviews for this tour I was a little worried, but it was actually well organised and enjoyable. The accommodation was great, and you get to see a lot in a short space of time which was ideal for me. Only criticism is that there are currently building works at horseshoe falls so you can't see them from the American side (luckily I could walk to Canada).
I recently just got back from the 3-day Niagara Falls tour.
Before anything else, I would like to clarify some things based on my experience:
1. The price you pay for in this site is only for accommodation and transportation. You still have to pay for the entrance fees of the attractions you will visit.
2. The availability of the attractions depends on the season and the weather. Before you book the tour, inquire about the availability of the attractions or ask for a specific itinerary.
3. The $8 per person/ per day is NOT a tip. It's a service fee. It's a mandatory payment because, like I said in No. 1, you only pay for accommodation and transportation.
4. Do not take this tour if you want to take your time in every place you will visit. You will have a limited time in every destination. If you want to enjoy every moment of every place, come back to the places you've visited and stay there for 3 days or more. This is a quick tour running on a tight schedule.
5. You have to be quick on your feet and plan ahead. You are given 10-15 minutes for bathroom breaks during stopovers, 30 minutes - 1 hour for meals, again during stopovers. Before reaching a point in the itinerary, you are told how long you will be staying there and what you will be doing there. Use the information given to you so you can plan in advance.
6. Don't be that person who is always late in getting on the bus. You are running on a tight schedule. Don't drag the other people down because you want to take your time.
7. Always bring cash! Some establishments do not take credit.
Now for my review:
1. TOUR GUIDE
Our tour guide was Boris. His English may need improvement, but we can still understand whatever he says. He quick in planning an alternative schedule due to problems. Like the time we missed our boat schedule in Niagara Falls because some of the tourists took too long to prepare in the hotel, Boris managed to revise the schedule so that we won't miss out on the itinerary for that location. He always makes sure we were comfortable and never fails to say to us to enjoy our time or our meals. During our hotel stay, he would stay in the lobby until all our concerns were satisfied. He always keeps an eye out for us so that we don't get lost or we won't be left out (although there are some stubborn people who would stray away from the group).
The hotel accommodation is pretty good. We were lucky to have complimentary breakfast in all our hotel stay. If we had problems with your room, Boris was there to help with it.
Our driver, Chris, is very professional. It was smooth-sailing throughout the trip. The seats of the bus are okay, but maybe those who are tall or are big might feel uncomfortable with them. Ventilation in the bus was okay, except maybe for the last hour of our trip. Either way, I'd still give five stars.
We went to Secret Caverns, Fort Niagara, Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist, Corning Glass Museum and Washington Cruise. These are attractions requiring entrance fee. Out from all of these, I'd say that the Secret Caverns was really unnecessary. Those I failed to mention were unavailable due to weather.
The Niagara Falls Park is free of charge, although you have to pay for the observation deck to get a good view of the falls. If you don't want to pay, the park offers a nice view for the photo op. We also went to Washington for the several monuments there (free of charge) and stayed for almost two hours in an area surrounded by museums (the museums are also free of charge). And we went to Philadelphia and got a glimpse of the Liberty Bell. We were lucky that we got there 15 minutes before the gallery closes.
Overall, I'd say the tour is worth it. If you are looking for a quick tour, this is for you. As I said, this tour has a strict schedule. If you want to immerse yourself in the culture of those places, it's better to stay in those places for a week or so rather than taking this tour.
I really, REALLY recommend Boris as a tour guide and Chris as a bus driver.
The tour was a new experience for me. I didn't know if I was going to enjoy long bus ride with so many people, Max our tour guide made it very pleasant for my wife and I and informative. I will be looking forward to going on my next tour.
Really enjoyed our tour from New York to Niagara Falls and Washington with our guide Max making it extra special. Max is very informative and fun to be with. He made my birthday a day to remember by singing Happy Birthday to me. Thank you to Max and our careful driver. Regards, Lynne, Bryan and Jessie from Chesterfield, UK
Well we braced ourselves for this intensive 3-days of travelling and sightseeing and it was much as we expected. A cheap, no frills tour that pretty much did what it said on the tin. Couple of points to note though - our tour guide Eddy was a lovely chap, but his accent was so thick that we as English speakers had trouble understanding him a lot of the time, so goodness knows how others coped. Also, the last day was very rushed. Had we arrived back in NY at the advertised 9pm instead of the actual 7.30pm, we could have had a whole hour and a half more in Washington and/or Philadelphia, which were very, very short on time. Overall though, a good, well organised tour, thank you!
Sue & Alan (UK)
The driver gave us a safe drive and Tour Guide Max Liang gave us the best service. It was a nice tour. Time is well managed. Hotels are great. The only food place in Niagara Falls welcome center is the worst and 3 times expensive. The attractions are beautiful. Good Value for your money. Overall it was a fabulous trip.
Our guide Grace, she was not so happy about her job. Every times,she gave a ticket to our group, after that she always disappeared. She had no communication with us,when I has a question i could not find her. She could not control our group, most of people in this group always late at least 10-25 minutes. The last day I was so upset, Grace gave us only 15 minutes for the Liberty bell ans also used the bathroom.Most of people need to used the bathroom, so we missed the Liberty bell. Only 6 rooms of the bathroom and so many many people there. This tour should not arrange to Philadelphia because no time at all. Grace also not flexible, we stayed in the bus for 3 hours already and most people wanted to used the bathroom,she didn't care at all.
This is my first time to joined take tour and i was disappointed. My tour leader could not control the time. We always late every time that we made a stop. At least 10-25 mins late!! And every time she gave all the tickets,she always disappeared. She had no communication with a group,no service mind. Last stop at Liberty bell, we only had 15 minutes to visited and we have to choose between restroom or see the Liberty. There only 6 restrooms and all the tour is came there at the same time. You should not arrange the tour, only 15 minutes, it's nothing we can do. However, hotel was great.
I enjoyed this tour very much. Boris, our tour guide, definitely handled this tour very well. He made sure that we followed the itinerary so that we won't cut our time short to enjoy the tour. He even bought us breakfast for the third day just to make sure we won't be hungry. Thanks to Boris and to our driver for taking care of us during this tour. Definitely worth it and highly recommended!
We had very mixed feelings with this tour. For a start the advertising is very misleading. Nowhere does it mention that the tour is specifically organised just for Asians. All food stops were organised just for the Asian customers. I told the tour guide Michael that I have life threatening seafood allergies and he really couldn't of cared less. We had to make our own arrangements with extra costs for taxis. The worst experience was when we were picked up at the airport and the second driver spoke no English whatsoever and refused to make any attempt to let us know what was happening. We weren't taken on the night tour as advertised and spent two hours on the shuttle bus not knowing what was happening. The second distressing event was when I misplaced my wallet that had $1000 in it, all my credit cards and passports. As soon as I realised I rang Michael and asked could we look in the bus, it was only about an hour after we arrived to the hotel . He told me no and that I'd have to wait until the morning as he said the bus driver was asleep, he didn't even attempt to see if he was awake. We also had to endure hours on end of listening to Mandarin. I didn't feel that Michael deserved the tip, he was rude and spoiled our experience. The hotels were lovely, the itinerary good, although a lot of time in the bus and not enough time at the venues. The longest time we were given was an hour and a half. False advertising at its worst!
I was traveling alone so I was a little apprehensive...but I must say it was a very enjoyable trip. The people on the bus were very friendly, the tour guide on our bus (James) was so professional and went out of his way to help and accommodate everyone and the bus driver was always on time and got us everywhere safely. Frequent stops were made for us to eat and use bathroom facilities. The places and sites visited were exciting and beautiful and plenty time given to enjoy them and our tour guide was very knowledgable with all types of facts for our knowledge.
The best value for money tour I ever had. Food stops are good as we are Asians. Time is well managed and has maximized it. Places visited were all great. Activities during the bus trip are lively, we never get dull during trips. I am recommending this to friends and we are planning to go next year.
Just wanted to say thank you so much for such a brilliant tour. This was the first time doing a group tour and I don't think I could have asked for anything better!
Everyone on the group was very friendly, the locations were above and beyond what I had hoped for, and having such a helpful and knowledgeable tour guide (Boris) just made the whole trip perfect.
An excellent trip. Tour guide, James, was quite energetic and efficient. He planned and timed the attraction visits so well that we had just enough time for all of them. Driver, Gary, was amazing..he was behind the wheels 3 days in a row and the drive was quite smooth (one of the smoothest I have ever been). I would really recommend both. Keep in mind that the attractions are optional though the guide might not specify that. I wouldn't recommend the imax movie and you may better of spending that near the falls. The Niagara jet boat ride was amazing. Keep at least $180/head for the attractions. First night stay in Holiday Inn was great. Second night in Red Roof inn was also good but the hotel smelt badly of smoke. Overall good value for money if you want to cover many destinations in a short while. I would definitely recommend.
This is "best bang for the buck" tour. Guide tries her very best to keep everyone on time and she succeeds greatly despite occasional late comers. There is a genuine earning on the company and guides part to keep customers happy covering as many places as possible and makes the most of every trip.
I enjoyed this tour and am looking forward to going on the next one in the future. If you're planning on going, please do so!! It was a lot of fun and you will get to see so many new places in a matter of days. My tour guide, Shelly, and bus driver were excellent and super nice. We had very nice hotel rooms to stay in on both nights. At the second hotel they even gave us free breakfast in the morning. My tip would be to not buy all the tickets for events and attractions. You will be able to save money by picking and choosing what you want to see and do at these places. My family and I opted out of seeing a few of the attractions and this gave us time to explore Niagara Falls and Washington DC on a more personal level. I appreciated the fact that the tour guide was very informative and gave us a lot of history about these sites. We also had several bathroom breaks and a few minutes to get a feel of each rest stop area. They were all beautiful spots. The only bad experience I had on the trip was going to the Chinese restaurant on the second night for dinner. If you don't like Chinese food, save your money and opt out of the buffet option. There are local stores nearby to eat what you prefer. And don't worry about getting lost because the tour guide and bus are always close by to each destination and will make sure you a counted for before leaving. I really loved that! I thought Old Fort, Niagara was absolutely beautiful, so do purchase the In Depth Niagara tour attraction from the list. Overall, I had a wonderful experience and have a ton of pictures to remember this road trip!
Overall tour is good. But guide must say about optional tours with full descriptions. Like at Watkins Glen she informed us that you have to go down down only but did not explain that we had to down stairs approximately 250-300 steps. For people who have knee problems. it's very difficult. One more thing for this particular thing, he is in a hurry to go to pick up. He is supposed to stay for 10-15 minutes, if someone does not want to go step down so many steps.
All other things were good. Why $8 per person? After taking this tour, I took another tour also but everywhere $7.
Enjoyed the tour very much. Following are some of the pros and cons that I would like to highlight.
1) The tour was very well planned.
2) The tour guide and driver were kind and friendly.
3) Covered as many spots as possible in the 3 day tour .
4) Hotel accommodations provided on both the days were good and decent.
5) Trip is worth the money spent, as we are taken to numerous locations and destinations.
1) Closure of some of the places of interest were not informed in advance. i.e., we weren't aware that Maid of the Mist was closed and only realized after we took the tour.
This is by far the best tour that my brother and sister-in-law took. Sean Lv is an amazing tour conductor. He made sure all the passengers are comfortable and gave them the restroom break every 2-4 hours during the travel. They covered so much during the 3 days trip that it is beyond comparison with any tour company. A must go trip. 5 star rating from us. Will be using them in future too.
It was a good experience but in the end it becomes very exhaustive. Starting from day 1 until day 3 you are out from 7am to 9:30pm. Also, these guys are too strict about timings and will never compromise. It's not possible to spend some personal time or even have a drink at the bar in the evening. Schedule is too tight but it was well managed and coordinated by our tour guide, Jane. She did a good job. Niagara Falls was the main attraction of the tour. Don't expect too much from DC. One could hardly get a glimpse of the White House. I think people who are not comfortable with long journeys, can go for only Niagara Falls tour instead of this 3 day tour.
My wife, daughter and I went for this 3 day tour in September 2015. Overall, I would recommend this tour.
Trip includes $8 per day service charge to be paid in cash for each traveler including children.
1. You get to see a number of famous attractions.
2. Secret Caverns was fun. Watkins Glen State Park trail too was good. But overall, I would recommend a 2 day tour as the DC-Philadelphia leg is not that exciting.
3. Tour guide - Sally was our guide, she is super efficient and friendly.
4. Driver was very good, drove smoothly the entire trip.
5. Bus stops every 2 hours or so for loo break or to have food.
6. Nice and comfortable hotels.
1.Thundering Water Cultural Show at Niagara (optional) is pathetic, so please don't go for it.
2. Each day, the tour leaves too early, so difficult to catch up on sleep. And they are very strict about timings, so make sure you adhere to it.
3. DC-Philadelphia trip was rather boring (White House is seen from a far distance), so maybe a 2 day trip to Niagara is better.
Among the paid attractions, we were taken to:
1. Maid of the Mist (Excellent)
2. Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour (Good)
3. Thundering Water Cultural Show ( VERY POOR)
4. Secret Caverns (Good)
5. Potomac River Cruise ( Not worth, especially if you have been to Maid of Mist,Liberty Statue or Chicago boat river cruise)
6. Watkins Glen State Park (Good)
Niagara was the best. Just know you have to pay $8 per day for the tour guide. If Maid of the mist is closed please do not go on the tour. Overall the tour guide was great, spoke English properly and was strict on timing. Please be advised they aren't joking about timing, there is a lot to do in three days so make sure you have another day to just rest. But overall a great trip.
Super trip. Just nice for 3 days.
Bus/journey - very comfortable. loo stops every 2.5 hours.
Hotels - first day we were at Comfort Inn - just superb! Second day, the hotel did not have a lift and had 2 blocks with odd and even number combinations. Some elderly co-passengers were having difficulty locating their rooms, had to climb up and down twice. Perhaps, some instructions/color coding upfront could help the tourists.
Food - we could find vegetarian food. Good variety for meat lovers.
Time at each place - well managed. Enough time to see the attractions.
Guide/Driver - Leslie was our guide. She was good. Friendly and approachable. Driver gentleman was awesome - he drove almost 14 hours a day smoothly. Great job folks! Hope to see you again in my next trip!
Overall - thumbs up!
The experience in general was very nice. A complete tour, with an excellent itinerary.
The bus is comfortable, although there is some pressure about the fact that you can not use the bathroom on it, fortunately the driver stops every 2-3 hours.
The hotels they chose were excellent, although we could not have breakfast in it because of the earliest departures.
The guide does not always accompany participants to the attractions, which could create some confusion in some cases. He sometimes just points out the attraction and puts a deadline for the bus to depart.
The stops for meals are short and give us little choice of restaurants, in some cases only Chinese food, which is hard for people who do not consume it.
These are the points that I understand should improve, but in general it was a very good tour.
The driver was amazing, on point, and on time. The whole tipping the driver- it should be just included on the pricing of the entire trip. The hotels were great, but you have to leave so early that you do not get the chance to even eat breakfast. So this company should provide snacks on the bus. Those are the only two negative points.
It was really nice experience. Attractions were very much tight scheduled, hotel is good, helpful tour guide and three days of complete fun with lot of memories to take home. Without any second thought, I will recommend to take this tour
I recommend this tour package. The trip was awesome, well organized very cost effective, nice hotel accommodation and timely breaks for food and bathroom. I was new to the USA and was wanting to have a trip and TakeTours helped in making it happen with this package. The tour guide was Vivian who organized the whole trip for us very well. Thank you Vivian for that. It was a good trip for those who want to enjoy the weekend without taking the stress of riding all the way up and from and waiting for the tickets, as all these are taken care by TakeTours.
The package amount will be including only the transport and hotel accommodation. The trip attraction fees will be collected separately on the first day. So make sure you carry sufficient cash in hand. It cost $138 for 3 days for all the attraction, it's a fair deal and again this is optional.
I was in this round from September 13 to September 15, 2015. It was really unforgettable! Interesting places, communication with beautiful, open and surprising people! Good hotels and quite good places for food! Especially Watkins Glen State Park, Niagara Falls, and Aerospace Museum in Washington DC was pleasant. Also, I recommend strongly to visit a memorial to the Korean War in Washington DC. It leaves so strong impression that he, alas, can't be transferred to a photo, words. It is only possible to see. Separately I want to thank our guide, Miao - he made a trip even more interesting and fascinating, than it could be. Remarkable guy! Next time surely I will go only with him :) Write him an award for such smart relation to the work! Also, thanks to our driver, unfortunately, I don't remember his name, for a safe and comfortable trip! :) Greetings from Russia! :)
This is the second time we were taking this tour. The itinerary is quite packed and is not suitable for families with small children or elderly people. The previous time we visited Howe Caverns which are more extensive and the whole underground tour was very organized. This time though it was the Secret Caverns instead. This place has very steep treacherous steps and is not well managed. It is dangerous as people use the same narrow path for entry and exit. Not worth it in my opinion. The other attraction that was not suitable to seniors was Watkins Glen. This is a trek down a mountain. There were several small beautiful falls along the way. The time given for this attraction was just enough to keep going at a quick canter constantly rather than stop to admire the scenic beauty around. At the end of this trek we were completely drained and exhausted. More of an extreme sport than leisurely sight seeing. The other point is that the accommodation while clean and comfortable did not include breakfast. We had to start very early in the morning and it would have been convenient to have a simple breakfast available at the hotel itself before setting out.
The guide had a very strong accent and poor English communication skills. It was very difficult to understand what he was saying and so we felt that we were missing out on important information.
All this being said, I would still recommend this tour to people who wish to pack the maximum possible within a short time span and moderate budget.
My wife and I really enjoyed Niagara (3 days US East Coast) tour. The tour was professionally managed by our guide Stefan. Driver, Orlando, was driving very smoothly, which give us good sleep time in the bus. Attractions selected were good. So my points: go to Stefan, Orlando, attractions and hotel. Just a request: if additional time is assigned to Corning Glass Museum, it would really make us enjoy creative glass work more. Thanks you for making our trip enjoyable.
We loved our experience of the East Coast tour. This package comprises of well selected tourist attractions for the U.S. East coast and was our #1 choice. Our tour guide, Stefan, did an excellent job at managing our schedule. He kept our journey enjoyable and was very professional in conduct.
We will recommend this tour for 3 reasons:
A- Well selected East Coast attractions,
B- Reasonably priced (gives you options to opt for specific attractions)
C- Stefan, our tour guide with great professional attitude and a lovable person.
We would love to go for another trip with TakeTours and Stefan.
The trip was what I expected, although it was very rushed and a lot of time spent on the coach.
It is a great tour if you don't mind rushing around the places in order to see a lot in a short space of time. The only part of the tour I wouldn't do again would be the cultural show at Niagara Falls. It was good but not worth the $20 for a ticket.
Max was a good tour guide with some good insights into the sights.
It's a really an excellent tour and really worth every buck you spent. Maid of the Mist tour is truly an awesome moment which you treasure for your life.
I would recommend to give some additional time for Washington DC and Philadelphia trips.
Tour was good. Our tour guide had good knowledge about the places we visited (Yinny).
Very good planning
Timely pickup and drops
Hotels were good
Travel time to hotel or a park was more then the time spent on the park.
Have to pay for all the places entry ticket whether we go or not
Yinni was an amazing guide. The schedule was always on track and gave us enough time to enjoy every sight included in this tour. I would recommend this trip to anybody whose not from the East Coast. *thumbs up* 5 stars to Yinni. Thank you!
I first thought our tour guide would be mean like a drill sergeant, then she started to warm up later into the trip. I LOVE YOYO! I would recommend her as a tour guide any day with the tour company. She was very insistent to everyone about being on the bus on time, and explaining why. It was agreeable that she was frustrated with the families or people who were late onto the bus because she wanted us to get our money's worth from the tour, WHICH WE DID! She was very well organized. She knew a lot about the history of the attractions we went to, but it was a LITTLE hard for me to understand her. Our driver, Frank, was also awesome for getting us to our places on time, close to it, or earlier. Our first hotel was fantastic! Motel 6 was okay, but usable. It made sense why we didn't use our bus toilet. We did get enough toilet breaks! OVERALL, I would recommend this tour to everyone and anyone!
The tour is overall a good experience. We could not see Secret Caverns as their was no electricity, however that's not tour organizer's fault. The accommodation was very nice, and one of the days it included free breakfast as well, which was a bonus. You can expect to get enough time to explore Niagara State Park with an evening view as well as beautiful morning. However, on the last day in Washington, Potomac river cruise was total waste of money. $25 bucks for each person is just waste of time and money. Also, the stopover for food on the last day is an international buffet (as they called it), however it was mostly non-vegetarian buffet at a Chinese restaurant for $16 which is again waste of money of a vegetarian person.
Apart from all these, the tour is well organized and a good experience.
It was a nice experience to view such beautiful places. My family really enjoyed it a lot. Bus toilet was not cleaned on time so it was bit stinking on the second day, but the driver and guide Eddie made every effort to provide good breaks for refreshing and cleaning arrangements. I also recommend bus seat pillows for such long bus journeys. Overall, it was fun and I would definitely recommend this trip.
Highlights: it's very cost effective, great accommodations (hotel), professional tour guide and driver. Overall is very comfortable, safe, and gives you background about the locations you're visiting.
Opportunities: need to bring cash for all payments. This is a very primitive practice; however, it's not a critical factor and possibly a New York issue.
I do recommend this tour company and I'm definitely coming back.
I recommend this tour package. Everything was on time, itinerary well organized, the tour guides Jack, and Lenny, very professional, the bus driver, Mr. Davis, from Texas, an excellent A+. You don't have to worry about driving, booking the hotels because accommodations are good. The restaurants or court food at our arrival in Niagara Falls are really expensive and bad food. Try to get some food before that stop. I got chicken, wraps, salads, snacks, sandwich in containers. There is a guy baking pizza at the main entrance of the food court. You can get it- a better choice instead of that food court. That is the only stop to eat that I won't ever recommend. I would take another tour again with this people. VERY PROFESSIONAL.
This tour was great and my family very much enjoyed it! Travel pillow is a must since you do spend several hours in a packed bus. Our tour guide was Jhonny, he was very funny and made our trip super enjoyable. Despite the fact that our A/C broke down, Jhonny made his best effort to keep the group calm (they eventually switched buses thankfully.) Avoid the Thundering Water Cultural Show its not worth the price, instead enjoy the Falls night view. Overall, completely recommend this to other people and friends.
A viagem foi maravilhosa, o roteiro foi seguido conforme a descri√ßao, foi corrido mas valeu muito a pena. Eu e minha fam√≠lia ficamos muito satisfeitos pois seria imposs√≠vel conhecer tantos lugares lindos e significativos em tao pouco tempo por conta propria. Os hoteis foram de bom para otimo, tivemos varias paradas durante o percurso para usar banheiros e lojas de conveniencia. Os restaurantes das paradas tinham estilo chines, mas contavam com buffets completos internacionais e precos acessiveis. Nos adoramos todos! O meu grupo contava com familias de diferentes paises, sendo em maior numero os chineses. Nada que tenha atrapalhado o bom andamento da viagem. So nao recomendo o show das aguas quando chegamos nas cataratas do Niagara a noite. Foi chato. Aproveite para comer mais cedo e descansar. Valeu muito a pena essa viagem nunca vou esquecer os lugares lindos que visitamos. Melhor CUSTO-BENEFICIO IMPOSSIVEL! - The trip was wonderful, the script was followed according to the itinerary. It was rushed, but very worth it. My family and I were very pleased because it would be impossible to visit so many beautiful places in so little time on our own. The hotels were ranked from good to great. We had several stops along the way to use bathrooms and convenience stores . The restaurants had Chinese style, but we relied on international buffets with accessible prices. We loved everyone! My group had families from different countries, and had a greater number of Chinese travelers. Nothing hindered the smooth progress of the trip. I do not recommend the Thundering Water Cultural Show when we arrived in the Niagara Falls at night. It was boring. Take the opportunity to eat early and rest. It was very worth the trip. I will never forget the beautiful places we visited. Top values IMPOSSIBLE!
Overall a bit hectic but an enjoyable tour. Boris as a guide was fantastic!! He is very knowledgeable and helpful. I just wished that we had more time in Philadelphia, as it looked more of a lunch stop than a tour stop.
I saw a couple of negative reviews online, so I was scared to book the tour initially. But since it was such a good deal and a time-saver, I went ahead.
The trip was really good and we were able to cover a lot in 3 days. It was not that hectic as I imagined. Boris was our guide, and he tried his best to make the trip a pleasant experience for all. Overall, I would recommend it to my friends who have short time and want to cover many spots.
Guides Aby ("All Right!! :)) and Grace were really nice to all travelers, and they gave good information about the attractions. It was well organized by them. One of the hotel where we stayed was not so good. Other than that, it was all good for a cheap rate. Thanks TakeTours.
We had a problem with the bus and therefore were stuck in Niagara Falls for much longer than expected. We had to skip two attractions on the way (Watkins Glen and the Corning Glass Museum) which was a pity. Other than that, i enjoyed the tour and the tour guide was good and friendly.
Miao and Joe were very friendly and professional.
I would highly recommended this tour.
Things that I will recommended is the bus should have USB to charge electronics and cellphones. And please fix the bus bathroom.
Tour guide was very nice, friendly, and helpful. First day accommodation was not good. Room air conditioning was not working properly. Second day hotel was very good and comfortable. Transportation is comfortable. Jet boat ride option was not given to us.
It was the most fantastic trip ever! My tour guide Leslie is so nice and friendly, smiled all time. I will give her 100 stars. And the driver was very very good, so smoothly did his job. Thank you so so much both of you.
The tour is value for your money and the tour guides were approachable and friendly.. accommodations were good and up to standard. Food is not fantastic for me (it depends on personal taste). Good itinerary, attractions... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
The trip we had was a USA Independence day long weekend from July 3rd to 5th 2015. And because of that we came across many people traveling during the trip. I would like to appreciate our guide Mr. Wen who did his job so perfectly during our tour. It was a great trip for us. Each and every individual enjoyed the trip during the whole journey. I liked the way our guide was explaining the plan for each attraction. It was very clear. Hotels for two nights were outstanding. There were well planned stops for restrooms and food. Again, it was really a good memory that our guide requested all to be punctual to get into bus by 6:10AM early morning to cover all the next attractions after day 2, and you can't believe all people really were in the bus next morning on time Haha.. Really, Wen was awesome, as he had to taken care of each and every group by counting people whether they reached the bus after completing each attraction. Finally, I would like appreciate our bus driver, Mr. Ilea who was the actual captain of our trip, who didn't talk much to any individual though, but did a great job by taking us to all attractions safely.
The attractions we visited were in the below order-
Day 1 - Secret Caverns, Niagara State park, Thundering Water Cultural Show, Night illuminations of Niagara Falls. Back to hotel named - BYBLOS NIAGARA
Day 2 - Niagara Falls (Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour),Watkins Glen (Watkins Glen State Park). Reached to Baltimore in night and stayed in hotel
named - Baltimore Harbor Hotel.
Day 3 - Washington DC (White House, US Capitol, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial), Philadelphia (Independence Hall, Liberty Bell). Then back to JSQ White Castle in evening.
I am telling you guys the trip is very much suitable for family. No need to think of any plan, hotel booking, address, attractions. All will be taken care by the guide. Your job is only to enjoy during the whole trip.
Thank you Wen & Ilea...GREAT JOB...WELL DONE .. See you next time!
I would suggest Philadelphia is removed from the trip name as it only means going out of bus, finding restrooms near Independence Hall and making pictures on the way. Our bus had no Wi-Fi and accommodation was very average. It would be worth it to also offer higher levels of popular trips to allow travelers to select level of comfort...e.g. with less stops and hence more time for others attractions, more comfortable buses and more cozy accommodations with less stress.
Tour package is average and guide was good, he is very nice and well-planned person. Bus driver is very much experienced.
Problems faced in journey are as below:
1. Entrance tickets can be purchased from guide only through cash not from card. In this case this should be mentioned on itinerary, so that everyone will bring cash. If we need to withdraw cash from other ATM's are chargeable.
2. Toilet in the bus can be used only in urgency.
3. Bus not be cleaned for 3 days.
4. There should be trash covers to each seat.
5. It will be good if drinking water available in bus.
6. One of night hotel is very poor and another day is good.
Anyway, overall trip was nice.
All the arrangements were excellent, and the tour guide, Rebecca, was very helpful, informative, and careful about customers. The plan can be modified a little bit to spend more time at the attraction places.
Great value, and good choice of attractions and sights.
Ok guide, but may need more training in the English language and itinerary explanations. Perhaps check with customers what language they speak. I think there were more non-Chinese speaking guests on the bus.
Would be great to get approximate times for lunch/dinner stops and hotel information the first hour of the tour. But overall would recommend this tour.
We went on this tour on the long weekend for Memorial day. There were not much crowds on Memorial Day at Niagara Falls and hence there was not much waiting time. Watkins Glenn State Park is really too good. All my family members enjoyed it well. Guide was good. He has been nice and communication was good.
We are very much overwhelmed with the trip we took. The trip was pleasant, and there were frequent stops for the restroom and food. The standard of the hotels was superb. The tour guide Ryan took care of each of the travelers personally, and he was aware for what each one needed. The driver was very friendly and a nice person. About the activities- I will recommend NOT to take the Thundering Water Cultural Show. $20 is not worth it at all - very disappointed and expensive for what you are getting!!! Corning Museum of Glass - I don't know as I didn't take it. About the restaurant - on the way, there was only one option to eat at a Chinese restaurant and I wish there will be more options for those who are not eating this food. In total, the trip was very pleasant and nice. WELL DONE & THANKS!. I would recommend this trip - we would definitely be looking at trip availability from TakeTours in my next visit. Again, Ryan was an amazing tour guide!!!
My brother bought this tour as a birthday gift to me and we celebrated my 29th birthday in the beautiful Niagara Falls! Our tour guide, Randy Zhang, is a very knowledgeable and funny guy. In the evening of the second day, Randy asked everybody on the bus to sing a happy birthday song to me which is very sweet! This 3 days tour is one of my best birthday memories of my life. Thanks TakeTours and thank you Randy!!!
The best deal ever. Paid for the tour to see Niagara Falls and as a bonus we also visited Washington DC, Corning, Geneva and Watkins Glen. it was an experience that my husband and I will never forget. Thanks to Kevin, our amazing tour guide for giving us the opportunity to tick an item off our bucket list. The best value tour ever. Thank you TakeTours
I loved this tour. I went with my in-laws who visited the United States for first time. We could see all the main attractions of Niagara Falls, Washington DC, and Watkins Glen. The tour guide was very cooperative and shared details of all the attraction. The accommodation was good!
Great tour, well we are almost on the wheels most of the time, and it's a long travel by bus.
It was great to have a continuous Wi-fi,but one thing I wish to highlight that as the use of wi-fi consumes the most of mobile battery, it would have been great that we have a USB charging point at window seats, which will help the tourists the most.
Overall, the trip was magnificent, enjoyable, and memorable too.
Once again thanks to Ms. Corha, the guide, and Mr. Paul, the bus driver, for the overall magnificent experience in the U.S.
Perfect Memorial Day weekend!!! My other 8 friends and me joined this tour last Saturday, and all of us are very happy and enjoyed it. Our tour guide is Randy, who is a very informative and funny guy. The itinerary was well scheduled. Although everywhere was crowed and traffic was not that good, we still got enough time in all the cute attractions, Washington DC, Watkins Glen, Niagara Falls etc. Thanks Randy! Hope you can read this and like my gift :)
I recommend this tour. The tour guide (Rain) was fantastic. Hotel was also good. we were three people on the tour. I want to go to Niagara Falls and Canada Tour again with the same guide and your company........ I am from Nepal and I will recommend to Nepalese people to whom I know to make trip with your company. To be honest the most important thing is, I would like to say thanks to miss Rain (our tour guide) for your help again, the most important thing.
It was a well organized trip. Itinerary and tour guide was good. Though initially I thought tour guide was little forceful in making us hurry up for the schedules, but later I realized it was for our good only. As because of guide pushing up we were able to finish all attractions in time and without long waiting queue. I will definitely recommend this to everyone.
The tour was organized very well and I'd completely organize it for people who travel with family. I traveled with my parents and they were able to see more attractions in a short period of time.
The bus driver was little rude with us taking coffee or soda in cups and asked us to throw it when we entered the bus. The guide, Ruth, was very friendly and helpful when we needed anything.
I took the 3 day Washington DC, Philadelphia and Niagara Falls package. It turned out to be very very time efficient, and the provided accommodation was extremely good. Our tour guide, Julia Liu, took special care of every guest. She was really good at taking caring of the kids in the party too. I strongly recommend this package and the guide.
El tour en general es muy bueno costo por beneficio. Es importante que las personas que vayan tengan un nivel medio de conocimiento de ingles, ya que es importante seguir las instrucciones. Nuestro guia River, fue nuestro apoyo durante el viaje, a pesar de que no domina el ingles trataba de expresarse lo mejor posible, fue muy paciente y colaborador con todos nosotros. Respecto a los tours adicionales recomiendo unicamente el del barco del Niagara y el del barco en Washington, los otros son muy regulares, especificamente uno que se hizo en un fuerte llegando al Niagara, esto debido a la cantidad de mosquitos que hacian imposible abrir la boca. Finalmente volveria a realizar tours con ellos. Gracias! - The tour is generally a very good cost benefit. It is important that people have an average level of knowledge of English, as it is important to follow the instructions. Our guide, River, was our support during the trip, although not fluent in English, was very patient and helpful. Regarding the additional activities, we only recommend the Maid of the Mist boat in Niagara Falls and the boat in Washington DC. The others are regular, specifically one that we took before arriving to Niagara because the number of mosquitoes made it impossible to open your mouth . Finally, we would return to take tours with them. Thanks!
Overall a fantastic tour. Trip was a amazing and we had a wonderful time. Tour guide (Yenny) was helpful and supportive, especially as we have our 6 year old on the tour. I would definitely use TakeTours for my next vacation. Thanks for making our holiday awesome!!
The tour package was fantastic, it was well organized. Juliana was our tour guide and she really ensured that all the tourists in the bus adhered to the timing. Luckily the places where she stopped for lunch and dinner had Indian restaurants and they were really good. The only con was sometimes there was too much travel but it's okay. Great job Juliana for being a fantastic tourist guide :-)
Overall, a fantastic trip and brilliant value. The hotels were excellent and we covered so many places in such a short amount of time. We had regular, well thought out stops which made the travel time on the coach much more bearable than we expected.
It was our first trip of this kind, and for the price we paid we were a little apprehensive of what to expect. We had nothing to worry about, and will certainly book with TakeTours again!
The only negative was some of the other passengers turning up late regularly. (The tour guide mentioned to us that this was the worst group for timing she'd ever had!). On the last day we had to leave without one group - who of course complained about it (much to our disapproval). Please adhere to timings and don't ruin the experience for everyone else!
Tour was excellent. Tour guide Mr. Peter was caring. My wife & daughter enjoyed the attractions in the tour especially Niagara Falls day view & night view, jet boat ride, Secret Caverns, Washington DC, etc. Stay & breakfast at Comfort Inn was very good.
This was good tour for the money. Be prepared to get up early and NOT BE LATE for anything. You will get left. It would have been better if we had more time at a couple of places. I took my parents and they loved it. My suggestions... skip the Corning Show, eat and shop. It only last a few minutes. If you do the Corning show, go to the show first then eat. Skip the Watkins Glen Hike and explore the park on your own. The Welcome Center in Niagara Falls had some variety, but there is a Denny's in the Days Inn across the street that you can get more for your money than at the Center. TGIFridays is a 10 minute walk from the Welcome Center close to the Casino. Make sure to take the In-Depth Niagara Falls Tour and the Maid of the Mist Boat Ride.
The accommodations were good. We stayed at a Best Western in Annapolis, Maryland the first night and a nice Resort & Spa in Grand Island, New York the next night. It in the middle of nowhere, but 20 minutes to Niagara Falls. They serve a wonderful hot breakfast beginning at 6:30am for $10. On our bus you were not allowed to have beverages in cups (thermos okay), no hot food, no ice cream. HAVE CASH for the tours and the Welcome Center Food. The other places take credit cards. Suggestion: Please get buses that have a functioning toilet :-) Looking forward to another tour...
Excellent tour, excellent hotels. Though the distance is great, there was good planning. We could not enjoy much of Philadelphia, in Washington DC we were far from the Capitol and the White House, and the day of return no stops were made. In my view, I think the tour should be New York-Washington, Washington-Niagara, Niagara-Philadelphia- this would be more fun for the return. The guide always was aware of all us. The day we left, we got lost and they waited for us. Excellent ride. We had a lot of fun. Thank you very much.
Tour guide was very informative and attentive to me and my partner. Emma was great!!!! I loved her kindness and humility. Three people (full group was 14) tried to give her a very hard time. They were always late to the bus and threatened to report her. Again, Emma was excellent, she was very professional at all times. I would love to take all my tours with her.
Attn: Rafael & Raquel Montilla
The tour was organized in a good way. I actually was expecting them to give more information and commentary about the places we were visiting. However, the tour guide was not able to speak good English, so we did not follow a lot. They sell the attraction tickets and take the tip in the first few hours. So, be prepared for that.
We did not like the Corning Glass Museum. Apart from that, everything was good. I especially liked the accommodations they gave. The hotels were really clean and nice.
We went on this tour with our 13 and 16 year old children on August, 9 2014. We were on holiday from the United Kingdom and had 3 days we needed to fill. I found this tour online and was slightly worried as to what I had booked because it was so cheap! We'll I needn't have worried. The trip was absolutely fantastic. We saw so much. If I had tried to arrange this myself, we would never have seen half of what we saw. Accommodation was really good. Very clean and comfortable. Our guide was Boris and our driver, Mike. Both were absolutely fantastic and a credit to the company. I cannot rate this trip enough. I have recommended to all our friends since our return. I would definitely use this company again. Thanks for making our holiday that little bit extra special!
I took a three day trip to Niagara Falls and Washington DC. My trip was a amazing and we had a wonderful time. The tour guide (Jo) and the driver were very good and helpful. Special appreciation to both of them for all things which made the tour fantastic. The hotels were we stayed overnight were very good. They gave ample time for us to spend in all the places. Since the itinerary was already put online, we had planned which one to visit or not beforehand. On the bus, they had TV screens. The movie which was played, was an Indian movie but with Chinese audio and Chinese subtitles. If subtitles or audio, one of them was English, it would have been good. Anyways, we took a good nap during that time. Overall, it was a memorable trip and I am looking forward for some other trips booked on TakeTours.
Positives; Fantastic guide (Dragon) and brilliant driver. Hotels were far better than expected.
Negatives; No control over bad timekeeping of some guests. We nearly missed a boat ride and arrived at hotels far too late at night due to late returning guests.
We were not told that a van would be used to take us to the bus in Jersey City.
If you are looking comment by comment trying to find if you should take this tour or not, let me tell you something... this is the best tour to Niagara Falls! The tour leader was very good, funny, and he did an incredible job. The hotels will surprise you because they are much better that you think. The price is very reasonable because you will go to different states, hotels, and places. OHHH, the driver was excellent, and the food depends on people's tastes. It was an unforgettable experience that I recommend to take.
This was our first United States tour through a bus. I took this with my wife and 2 kids. Before starting the tour, I was little worried on how the tour will be, as I had heard mixed comments on bus tours. But interestingly, we found that the bus tour is very efficient. The tour itinerary was so well designed and handled professionally, that we were able to visit a good number of sites along with main attractions. David drove in Texas and this was his first tour in this route, but he was driving like a mature and well experienced driver. I appreciated his skills. Ben, the guide was very cooperative and caring. All the passengers enjoyed themselves until the last minute of the tour, we even played song game "Antakshari‚" in the bus, amazing!! Overall, the tour was a successful project. Thank you!!
I took this tour from Aug 30, 2014 to Sep 01, 2014. It was a great experience, and I had lot of fun with my family and I. Bus driver (Greg) was helpful and experienced. Tour guide (Nick) was a good English speaker and experienced. We had enough time to visit Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Niagara Falls, and Watkins Glen. This tour is worth the money you paid for it.
Very good tours.. it was an amazing experience for me and my family, my children were very happy.. In Washington DC, the drive is three hours long like in Philadelphia, but Niagara Falls, Watking Glen, Old Fort Niagara and Whirlpool Park, is worth the trip and is amazing and wonderful. Very good hotel.. and want to highlight the tour guide, Boris, who was a very good person and his English was good. Will definitely be back next year, the only bad thing is when the tour ends.
I just took this tour for three days with my parents. It was a really great time, and we had fun. Bus driver, Brian, was very funny, kind, and helpful. And our tour guide Jeffery was also nice and a helpful person. My parents were so happy with this tour. They didn't have a restroom in the bus to use but they stopped enough for food and to use the rest room. So again, it is really really really great tour!
I booked this tour for my parents. They had a great time.
Timely departure from pickup location.
Great transportation. Bus condition was excellent (rest room not available for use) but the bus stopped at frequent intervals, so no issues there.
Both guides (James and Iven) were courteous and my parents were happy the way they handled the tour.
They were told about the attractions that will be covered during the complete tour and collected the advance for them as per individual's liking. The tip for the complete tour was asked at the end of the tour like any good service provider will do.
Accommodation was great at both hotels (Byblos Resort- Niagra and Country Inn- Near Washington DC )
What could have been better:
No inputs here.
The tour was great, the guide (Alan) and the driver (Alan) were very friendly and helpful... My family that visited New York and with who I took the tour with, were happy to take it. The only problem was the beginning because it took us a little longer to find our bus, and the rain made it more annoying. Definitely, I always recommend to use this company to make the tour.
It was great tour for this kind of money. It was really worth it to take this tour. We enjoyed it a lot, hotels were good too. It was little bit hectic, however, we enjoyed it a lot. Tour guide was good! I would recommend to all who want to see and enjoy a lot with a fair amount of money. Go for the tours from this company. Soon we are going for a second 4-Days New York/Canada tour in the next 2 weeks. I hope it will also turn out the best, like this tour. Wait for our second review soon!
We went on this tour Friday of last week, and it was a 3 day trip which I felt was a good experience, and an enjoyable trip. The only thing negative I found is less view time as per itinerary, but the rest is excellent. The Watkins Glen stop was a good experience and well planned by our guide James. We visited from the top hill to bottom, not putting in much strain. Niagara trip was really good, Maid of the Mist was a good experience. Finally, I appreciated the tour guide, James, and the bus driver, Allen, who were really kind with a lot of patience. They did a good job, which will be remembered always!
Our tour guide, James, was extremely helpful and kind. There were many more parks and museums we visited than we expected, and it was quite an adventure. The first day we went to Pennsylvania and saw old colonial America. Right after, we traveled to Washington DC, and saw the state capital, the White House and the Lincoln Memorial. After staying at a very comfortable hotel, we went to Watkins Glen Park and the Corning Glass Museum. They were very interesting to see especially from someone that comes from New York City. After this, we traveled to Niagara Falls to see the Falls. By the time we got there it was night and we were only able to see the night lighting of the falls. The last day we were able to ride a boat on the falls. But be careful, for you will get very wet haha. Our bus driver, Mary, was very funny and helpful. I highly recommend this trip!
This trip I highly recommend throughout the whole trip. It was amazing! Our tour guides (Stefan/Jack) were amazing.. (1)downfall the bus although we made frequent stops the bathroom on bus did not work.. Other than that it was awesome!
It was an amazing tour, very well organized and planned to perfection.
Tour leader, Stefan Lin, is an awesome guide and tour leader. He managed everything very well. He is a master in his work. Also, Benny was a very nice tour leader as well.
Niagara Falls and Watkins Glen State Park were simply superb and not to be missed on your East Coast trip.
I got back from this tour two days ago. It was awesome! This was my first bus tour and I look forward to going on many more. George was my tour guide, and he was very nice and funny. He was always willing to answer questions. You do spend a lot of time in the bus, but I was comfortable in it and I enjoyed looking at the scenery as we drove. The one problem I have is that there is a bathroom in the bus but there is no soap or toilet paper in it and it is for emergencies only. However, we did make many stops for bathroom breaks. I loved going to the Secret Caverns, the Maid of the Mist tour, and Watkins Glen. This tour gave me the opportunity to visit many places that I probably would have never visited. Go on this tour! You will not regret it! :)
First time buying online. Good experience on tour with my friends. Great tour guide, Max Wang. He was always very patient, courteous, well informed, and has a good sense of humor. The hotels were very nice, bus transport was comfortable, attractions were awesome. Will certainly recommend it and be back again.
The tour company itself was very enjoyable considering that our guide, Kitson Shi, had a sense of humor and knowledge to keep us informed and at the same time tell us the historical background in both English and Chinese! This came in handy because while my friend and I understood English, my friend's mom could only understand in Chinese. She was not left out unlike other tours, amazingly!
It was impressive how he got along with people from different backgrounds, ethnicities, and ages. He would give us the best tips on where to stand in certain places at certain attractions, and would kindly offer to take group photographs so we wouldn't have awkward selfies.
Although the tour seemed a bit rushed, it did make sense that it would be short durations at each stop considering the itinerary and distance we had to travel during the three days. So if you plan on exploring New York or New Jersey, we'd advise you to book extra days for self-exploration and self-touring - search Google or if you have Kitson, just ask him! He'd recommend restaurants and locations.
Please note that though this tour itself is pretty cheap, you WILL have to pay out of pocket for attractions that you wish to be a part of.
All the monuments, historical sites, and attractions will always be there but the experience varies among people. For us (a group of three - 2 female, 1 male), Kitson made the trip very worthwhile. If you have Kitson, you're in good hands! Because of our positive experience with this tour, we would recommend and possibly repeat it at a different destination in the future!
We took this tour a month ago, because we wanted to visit the White House & Niagara Falls.
1. The tour guide explained everything and was very friendy.
2. The hotels were decent, one of them even had a complimentary breakfast.
3. If we didn't take this tour, we wouldn't have discovered such beautiful places such as Watkins Glen State Park.
1. Some participants on our tour consistently did not come back on time from the stops and therefore we were late for the Niagara Falls Cultural show and fireworks, or other attractions were allocated less time or even cancelled (Washington DC cruise) as a result. Some also used the bus' toilets although the tour guide forbade that.
2. In the morning of the third day, the tour guide told us that breakfast can be purchased at Old Fort Niagara but they only had cakes for purchase...
Overall, the tour is worth the money if you're short in time, and I'd recommend it.
I enjoyed my trip for the price I paid.
1. Excellent tourist guide : Julia Liu. She is very active, funny, and entertaining throughout the trip.
2. Covered most of the places mentioned online in 3 days like Secret Caverns, Niagara Falls, Old Fort, Watkins Glen, Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, White house, Liberty Bell (only the building, didn't enter inside due to huge queue) and Independence Hall.
3. 3+ star hotels for both the nights. Pretty decent.
4. Pretty good and frequent stops at service area for food etc...
5. Price worth.
1. Long drive. Felt like we spent most of the time inside the bus.
2. Even with pretty good motivation from the tourist guide, we had to be very active to enjoy the trip. We had to wake up very early and we had to get back to the bus on-time after every visit, kinda rushed.
We loved this tour it was amazing!!! So many beautiful places we did not know about! The tour guide (Ken Fung) did amazing job! He was very nice, funny! We liked him a lot, next time we will take the tour with this company and will be make sure he is our guide! The hotels were great! First night we stayed at Antony Mark Hotel, second night at Hilton! We ! loved this trip a lot! From now on we will travel only through TakeTours! Thank you so much guys for such an amazing job! I do not know how you are able to do this much for such us little money!!! I will recommend to all my friends!!! :)
We went on the 3 days tour to Niagara Falls, and the trip was well organized. All the facilities were excellent, like Adams Mark and Hilton Hotel. Our tour guide, Mr. Ken, was very helpful and was with us as an family member who entertained us all the time. I recommend this tour and would use it in the future too.
I love the tour and the package.....it was well planned package. Good bus, accommodation and the places we visited were very nice and worth it. We got the satisfaction of whatever amount we have paid, we enjoyed it.
Our tour guide was so friendly and talkative.
So Will, I give you 5 star for making this tour a memorable one.
I will have great memories of this tour. Will is an awesome guide. It was fun all the way. Commendations to our driver who transported us safely to every destination. The group was diverse but fun. The time seemed a little less in the evening at Niagara but nevertheless we saw a lot of places in the short span of time. The hotels were comfortable and good. The bus ride was comfortable. A memorable trip that I'll recommend to people who want to make maximum use of the limited time.
Great tour, Jupiter was an excellent tour guide, baggage handler, and negotiator- he defiantly deserves 3/4 of the $8 per day "tip", as bus driver John was just that, a driver with no interaction. Only negatives were waiting in the pouring rain for tour to begin and the visit to Philadelphia.
Simple appreciation note for Will our tour guide and our driver. Thank you for TakeTours team!
I started with a negative perception but was proved wrong at every point. It was an awesome experience. Guide & driver were awesome, considerate, and very friendly. Best accommodation I can expect. I wish tour could last forever :-). Thanks for making our vacation so amazing ... we will surely come again and refer to friends
Hi guys, I just made this trip 2 days ago (June 2014) with my family and we really enjoyed everything. The only thing I wish was that they gave us more time in Niagara Falls (New York). Our tour guide Mr. Jeffrey was just AWSOME! I would go next time with this tour and I would like to have the same tour guide!! This is an awesome tour and I would 100% recommend it to anyone.
I booked this tour for me and my family for a 3-day weekend. Honestly, I didn't expect it to be as good when I'd planned it. But to our surprise, we had an incredible time.
We visited almost all important attractions listed in the itinerary and spent reasonable amount of time at each spot.
The bus journey was comfortable (the only con was that there was no wi-fi or iPhone charging facility in our seats).
The tour guide was amazing (ask for this guy called Jeffrey...he did a great job!!). We planned periodic stops for restrooms, lunches/dinners (with vegetarian menus..yay!). He stuck to his time and managed the large crowd with ease.
If you're skeptical about the worth for your money, this is a great bet!!
I will recommend this tour package to my relatives and friends.
The tour was good and very well organized. The hotels we stayed at were both Holiday Inn hotels and they were good. The only bad part was the tour bus was too old and it rained heavily when we were at Washington DC, and last day when we took our baggage from the bus baggage area, all of our clothes were wet. Other than that, the tour was good. We never could have covered all that places without a tour.
This is one of the most satisfactory and very worth-spending tours I have ever taken. Many attraction sites are covered. Though we traveled a very long journey, we had stops at every two and a half to three hours and the driver was very skillful. We did not feel exhausted at all. The tour guides are very caring, friendly, and helpful.
Better than what I expected. No problem with the food neither with the hotels. they were nice and clean.
But if you are booking this trip, make sure you do your math with the tickets prices for the attractions paid in advance. Besides that, everything went very well. I would recommend this tour
The tour was a very pleasant experience, despite the very tight schedule we were able to see and enjoy a bunch of attractions. Keep in mind that you have to keep the guide rhythm, the visits are short but enough to enjoy them. Niagara Falls, as expected was great! And the Watkins Glen Park didn't stand behind. On the other hand, the Washington DC river cruise wasn't really exiting. The eating places were mainly food courts, so there were available a variety of choices for everybody in the tour.
The hotels were better than we expected. Actually liked them. Overall we really enjoy the trip,definitely recommended!
Everything was fine, tour guide, Will, was really good, maintained time very well. Maid of Mist is especially superb. Only thing is there will be a lot of travelling, which is unavoidable because there are many places to cover in limited time.
You can see a lot of places in 3 days (if things go well with traffic, adherence to timings and fellow passengers). Itinerary was good following itinerary - Secret Caverns, Niagara Falls, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. The accommodation was decent and bus was comfortable. The price is reasonable. I would recommend this tour to your visiting parents, friends, and relatives.
Also, I would like to give credit for Kevin, our tour guide, as he was good in controlling everyone adhering to timelines except for couple of hick-ups which he was not responsible for.
This is a nice tour. You can see a lot of places in 3 days - Secret Caverns, Niagara Falls, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. The accommodation was decent and bus was comfortable. The price is reasonable. I would recommend this tour to your visiting parents, friends, and relatives.
First off,let me say - JENNIFER IS A TROOPER. We had a few issues w/passengers being late & I saw her fly into action. She helped folks pack, dressed the lil ones and would go to FIND those folks lingering behind. With that said; room for improvement:
**Dedicating MORE TIME to the destinations.
**NOT riding in the bus; with a bathroom we were instructed was only for emergencies; which no one had throughout our 3 days. But there were times when it would have been nice to have exercised that option.
**TWO (2) + HOURS IS NEEDED TO PROPERLY GAIN/DEVELOP a prospective of the various attractions.
**This is especially the case with: The Corning Museum, Washington DC & Philly.
**These sites are simply too vast for the hr, 45 mins & in many instances, 30 mins, allotted to explore.
**Lastly, the $114. to purchase the attraction package, needs to be in BOLD & HI-LIGHTED when booking.
I was taken by surprise and so were many others. We were under the impression that we'd be offered choices whether to attend a particular attraction. Nonetheless it was worth it all.
Overall, my sis & I along with a co-worker had a most wonderful time and met some incredibly warm folks.
I'd highly recommend this trip; in fact, I'm gifting Mom an early Mother's Day gift with the Tennessee 4 day excursion.
Again, YOU ROCK JENNIFER! It was truly a pleasure making your acquaintance.
My family and I were very very happy and impressed with the tour. When we booked, we were skeptical. The low price and fully packed itinerary made us worry as we are traveling with a child. But it turned out excellent! There was a stop every 2-3 hours and hotel rooms were excellent!!! Clean and spacious. The team was excellent. Ken was very professional and passionate. Kenny was also friendly and helpful and both of them kept explaining and engaging the tourists. They did beyond what they need to do. The driver was also very good! Safe and steady driver and no sign of impatience. I would strongly recommend this to everyone. But our one day New York City tour with another guide turned out disastrous.
Tourist from Switzerland
We did this tour in April 2014 with our 4 children aged between 14 and 22 years. We loved the tour. You will see so many things, too much to remember if you don't take pictures. We were impressed with Niagara Falls, still with ice and snow. We loved the Native Americans show. I liked the stop at the Old Niagara Fort. We couldn't go with the boat Maid of the Mist, because this opens in May. But we had plenty of time at the falls to see a film about the falls and to take pictures. We didn't like the stop at the Glass Museum. I think this is a waste of time. Maybe because we have visited a real glass manufacturing in Murano Venice. Of course you don't have to enter, but there is nothing else to see there in the neighborhood. Either you enter with the group or you wait outside for 2 hours. Washington, D.C. was lovey. We liked seeing memorable places like the White House and Capitol Hill. We were lucky that the cherry trees were in blossom! We were lucky also with the weather, blue sky and sunshine. In Philadelphia, we only had half an hour to visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. This is not enough. 1 hour would have been better. Due to the itinerary of this tour, the tour guides had to hurry us up all the time. We spent the night in 2 very good hotels with free WIFI. The bus was okay, but there was no toilet on the bus. We did made some stops to use the toilets, but time was very limited at these stops. When you are a smoker, you choose between smoking or use the restrooms. The tour guides have Chinese roots and their English is not very good. I think they could have given more explanation about the things you see when we drive. On the bus there were a lot of nationalities but no people of the United States. A bit more information about this wonderful country would have been nice. Now we got a bit of explanation just before arriving about the things we were about to see and certainly about at what time we had to be back at the bus. Sometimes you get the feeling this is the only thing that they are interested in. Also I certainly wanted to give them a tip, but the obliged amount of $8 a day per person is too much. But overall We liked the tour, and it gave good value for the money we paid. But don't forget that you have to pay all the entrance fees on the bus. This is quite a bit expensive.
Great trip! Got to experience the sights and sounds of different attractions - much like a buffet sampling! Tour guide was very helpful and understanding in meeting our needs and concerns, gave much information on the history of the places we visited! Would highly recommend!
Great tour! My wife and I had a wonderful time. We had the misfortune of going during the Government shutdown, which really hurt because ALL the museums and monuments were closed, but Ken and crew made the best of the situation. In addition, our tour bus broke down a bit, which kind of wrecked our schedule, but we overcame that minor nuisance.
My only major qualm is the duration of time given to take photos. Because they had to cram a week of sight-seeing into 3 days, it seemed that as soon as we got off the bus, it was time to leave again. I wish there was more time to explore Washington D.C., since there are so many monuments and attractions in the vicinity. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial was very close, but we never stopped there. In addition, there were a couple of attractions on the itinerary that weren't all that great, and in all honesty, could be eliminated to add more time for the other major attractions. We could have done without Secret (damp) Caverns, Watkins Glen (which was wet, muddy and slippery), the Washington D.C. cruise and the Niagara Tribal ceremony. Furthermore, the in-depth tour was not really "in-depth," but we got some nice photos.
The amenities were okay; we stayed at a Quality Inn the first night at Niagara Falls, and then a Comfort Inn close to Baltimore, on the way to DC. The Hotels are nothing special, but not terrible either. During the trip, there are plenty of bathroom breaks and stops for food, but be warned- It's 95% greasy fast food/buffet establishments, and in order to adhere to the schedule, you have to eat fast.
Overall, I thought Ken and staff did a great job, the value for what we received was exceptional and I would definitely recommeNd this tour to a friend.
By the way, I would HIGHLY recommend going to the Canadian side for Niagara Falls. There are so many more attractions in Canada than the US. Do your research! I wish I had.
This was my first trip. The itinerary was well-planned and packed with many attractions, and because of that, very little time is spent in each attractions. The trip is really worth the price. The accommodations are very comfortable, and I made some new friends during the trip.
English translation- Beautiful journey, we started with some doubt, but then we changed our minds. Of course it's all timed, meaning that visits to all those places in three days has been tough, though it was nice to travel by bus and see another America, tiring but beautiful. Hotels are very nice and clean. Thanks from Rome! -
Viaggio bello, siamo partiti con qualche dubbio, ma poi ci siamo ricreduti. Certo tutto cronometrato, nel senso che visitare tutti quei posti in 3 giorni stata dura , pera stato bellissimo viaggiare in pullman e vedere un'altra America, stancante ma bellissimo. Gli Alberghi molto belli e puliti. Grazie da Roma
Tour is great. The tour guide Ken was very knowledgeable which is what a tourist wants. In-depth tour and Watkins Glen tours can be avoided. Cave of the winds should be added. Every thing was just great value for money. Special THANKS to Ken (the tour guide)!
I took this tour on sep 13th to 15th 2013. It was an awesome experience. The transport, accommodation and hospitality was excellent. This tour is really really worth the money you pay. WORTH FOR THE MONEY!!!! You really cant get anything greater than this at such a low price. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! I am totally happy with this trip.
The tour was great and its real value for money!! We did not know anything about the tour and just booked based on recommendation from our friend. As per expectations the tour was great. It is a well planned tour so that passengers do not get tired and yet they enjoy all the places with ample time. Also food and ticket arrangement is taken care about the tour guide so you do not have to worry about these things at all.
All places in itenery were covered and with ample time at each place. I was amazed to see the arrangemnets where in we deboard the bus and board directly on Cruise in Washington DC. Thats great arrangement. kudos to the guys. Specially Bus Driver and Tour Guide :)
A great tour. The guide 'Jimmy' is also a highlight in the tour. He was very gentle and calm, treating everyone with kindness. Niagara in depth tour [old fort] and native show could be avoided. Rest all is fine including the bus facilities and accommodation. Definitely I would recommend this tour to my friends. Thank you 'Take Tours'.
It was a great experience. Everything was organized and planned well. Our Tour Guide Marcus was amazing. He was very friendly, cool and fun person. He had a very good knowledge about the places we visited and gave a brief history about all of them. However, the Schedule in Washington D.C. was bit hectic. We could have easily avoided Cruise and spent more time at Museum. Also, I think we should be allowed to use th Toilet in the bus, in case of emergency (Atleast to change the baby diaper). Except for those trivial things, we had a great time. Everything went as planned and we were able to cover all the places as promised in the trip !! WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE..
Excellent tour. Guide Chris & driver Reggie wonderful. Saw a lot of beautiful sights in a short time- well worth the money. Would have liked more time in Philly, less time in DC. The rest was fantastic! Overall it was a wonderful trip that I highly recommend to folks with little time that want to see a lot.
This was a great tour, it was the first time going to Niagara for some people in my group in which they had a great time. I wish we had more time eating at a restaurant since I felt rushed for that food service, other than that, we had a great time.
Very well organized tour. It is much more than we could have covered within three days on our own. The attractions are very diverse, the tour is well conceived; it was better than I had expected. Marcus, our guide, was really good, giving us information in a funny way and taking care of us.
Yet, the unpleasant part is that you have to get up early and to respect a strict schedule.
If you want to see Niagara Falls and the main sights of Washington DC within 3 days, this tour is the place to be. Just some words of advice. The tour is packed with attractions, which all cost money. The time is very short and you are rushed through these things. You always have to look at your watch. my advice: skip the Glass museum, the Philly Cruise, the Indian Show, and have more time for yourselves. They also charge you money for some attractions that are free (Watkins Glen, Power Vista). This is okay regarding that the tour is quote cheap. Also remember to bring a tip of 24 $ at the end of the trip and get used to a Chinese accent. you also have to spend a lot of time on the bus. All in all i recommend the tour. The accomodation was excellent.
Worthy tour, went to a lot of places in 3 days. You have to prepare like $150 more each person for admission costs and tips. Long bus ride like 8 hrs to Niagara falls. They change your seat every day, so it's very fair.
Actually weird that you can't use the toilet in the bus and they didn't really stop that frequent for the restroom. Also there were some tourist in our group that's always late, so I think the guides should have a better policy for that, because we have really limited time and it waste our sight seeing time. Overall the trip was good and worth the money.
Trip with TakeTour is just 1...2...3. You don't have to think, plan, scratch your head or pull your hair if things don't go as per your plan. Trip means sometime you may feel like its kinda Touch-N-Go race to cover most of the spots. But this people knew for sure that how much time people should spent at every spot for sightseeing, refreshment, lunch etc. If you just follow instructions of your Tour Guide and stick to the time window given to you then surely you will have wonderful experience. Most of the time, people just don't care and don't listen to the guide and at the end of trip they simply blame the tour guide. With small kids, you may add additional 5-10 mins to the time window given by your tour guide and plan accordingly. If you plan yourself the same intermarry then you may end up paying extra money and time and even after that you may not cover all the attractions. All in all, its very awesome experience and I am fully recommending it.
I have my in-laws sent to this trip.They gave such a positive feedback about this tour particularly about your leader Derek.They were so happy to have such a wonderful experience with the tour.Thank you team for making this trip a memorable one.Would recommend this to my friends.
Overall I had a good experience. The tour guide and bus operator were great guys and did their jobs in a very professional manner. However, like always dealing with other human beings are always complicated. I never knew Chinese people were so rude and disrespectful. I had my legs bumped into, the seat was push down on my legs on several occasions by this couple. They never once apologized. These people do not display any courtesy. My ten year old was shocked that human beings acts this way in today's society. I would suggest to this company to address this issue in my comments seriously because other will not ignore this total disrespect exhibited.
Going to NY City was one of my dream, aside from the Big Apple, Niagara Falls, Washington DC and other surrounding states is also a few of them..So having to book this trip was too exciting for me..Honestly, I was actually too overexcited to go on this trip and the whole trip delivered it completely...The whole tour was amazing, our tour guide (Dragon L.) was the best of it all...Dragon made all of us welcomed and accomodated..He showed not only the places we planned to see but having to add insights on those places for a very short time felt like we've spent more time than we actually did. Everyone in the bus was all happy and we all made friends because the atmosphere the tour guide (Dragon L.) set up was very welcoming..The hotel accomodation was actually more than me and the rest of the tourist had expected. The places we ate at and the rest spots were great. I will definitely book another trip through Take Tours because I know that the next one will be as great as the one we just had. A big shout out to our tour guide (Dragon L.) for showing not only professionalism but for being our friend...I highly recommend this trip and I look forward to booking more trips in the future...A well worth of my litle time in the East Cost as well as the money paid!!!
We took this tour along with my parents and we thouroghly enjoyed the tour. I was amazed with Hotel Accomodation, i thought i will get some low class hotel accomodation for the ticket price i paid. But we were put in Excellent Resort at Niagara, and Comfornt Inn at Washington both these Hotels are very good. And the tour Lead was able to manage well to cover all the places promosied in the tour plan. Great Job Tour Lead (Mr. Ray). Over all i am very happy with this tour and i strongly recommend this to others.
Best part of the tour - our guide Ray & our driver Sam. Not only were they professionals but took care of every passenger and even entertained us.
The tour iternary was slightly cramped and not much done in Phily. The bus was the worst part of the tour with windows shutter not working, seats jammed & bad cooling.
All in all the value for money and have recommended to my friends as all ended laughing & singing and making new friends.
Be prepared that this is a fast passed tour. The cost of the itinerary should also be considered, about $112 per person and the $24 tip at the end, but it is worth it.
Our tour guides were great, making sure we kept on track, taking photos and ensuring everyone enjoyed the tour.
It is important that everyone returns on time as late comers can cause issues at the next stop.
Niagara Falls and Washington were what we expected and we had plenty of time at both to see the sights. What was unexpected for my wife and I was Watkins Glen. This part of the State Park was beautiful and we were given plenty of time to walk from top to bottom on the 12 Falls track. You have to see this area to believe it and take a lot of photos.
Our stop at Philadelphia was a bit disappointing as we arrived late, due to traffic delays, and as we got there a storm blew through so we did not get in to see the Liberty Bell.
The accommodation was a surprise as we did expect low end value hotels but we were very pleased with where we stayed and how good they were.
Overall I recommend people do this trip. If you are in New York and have 3 days to spare then this is the way to do it.
My boyfriend and I just came back from the tour to Boston it was our first time booking with you we had a wonderful time! Our tour guide Will was very professional as well as funny and a true GPS for the driver.
It was okay, but not that expected. Tour Guide did not cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary and did not have alternate options, tour was ended 4 hours(1 hr late at the beginning and 3 hrs early at the end) ahead of the time. Hotel accommodation was excellent, transport bus was ok. I would recommend the tour as a whole but need have proper guide.
Overall value for money.
1. Good time management and covering most of attraction within the time period
2. Good accommodation
1. Tour's guide explanation of on touring area should improve
2. Tour guide/website page should explain what happens when people dont opt for an attractions. Some cases you need to stay out of the bus for more than one hour or tour your self until people come back from attractions.
3. Some Tour guide collect money for attractions even for < 5 year old kids.
4. Hotel accommodation is at least 30 mins travel from the attractions, so we lose 1 hour in travel to hotel
I went twice on this tour and my recent trip was better compared to previous one. I would recommend people not to miss old fort Niagara and native Indian show. Adding 20 minutes for a photo session in Niagara falls (during morning) would be great.
Today my family returned from this tour, overall they saw everything that was promised, but the time is too short for everything, eating , attractions, pee, etc. The first Hotel was excellent but the second one was a little ugly and very basic. The driver was a little rude, and the guide was impatient. The guide Kitson charged for his services and bus driver 96 USD (two adults and two children 14 and 9) even though their service wasn't very good.
The tour was really great and amazing!!! Our Tour guide Mr. Frank and Mr. Gavin are amazing. They are well organized and manage the time properly. This is our first time to go on a tour but it is not perfect because of the AC in the bus! It is very hot inside the bus and the AC is not working properly. It is uncomfortable with all the passengers especially with us because I had my kid with me..They should see to it that the AC is working properly because most of our time was inside the bus and the temperature outside was 95 F. But anyhow, I love this tour and it was really great experience for all of us especially the memorable maid of the mist boat ride. I love it!
The tour was great! we had so much fun.. We were able to get to all the attractions. Niagara falls, Watkins Glen, Washington DC and Philadelphia. The first 3 are the best for me.. The hotel accommodation was pretty clean and decent.. I like Hampton Inn :)Our tour guide Jason was so nice and patient. He always try his best. Our driver Dan is as nice and patient as Jason, He was always on time.. unfortunately we all have to wait for the latecomers... braise yourself for those tourist who wants to take your time.. they come late and then complain about time :(
Amidst all their complains we had so much fun, we don't care what they yap about ;) This tour is the cheapest and so far the best we've gone to...
Overall this tour is great and definitely looking forward to the next trip.
Let me start by saying that this is a NO BRAINER and a MUST DO!
For the price it is a great deal.
Now there are things that should be a little more clear in the website. Yes you pay the mentioned price for transportation and hotels; however, in the bus you have to pay about $110 more per person for the tickets to the attraction and for the driver/guide service. (Which is cheap and worth it)
The hotels are superb for the price you pay and the attractions are very nice!
Kudos to our tourist guide Kitson who did a great job.
Definitely doing it again
The tour was awesome! If you are looking for a sightseeing trip, this is the best thing. Our stay was in Sheraton and Adam's Mark, 2 nice hotels to stay. Visited lot of places, but could not stay in any place for more time as we had lot to cover in 3 days. Tour Guide was very helpful and he was explaining all the places. He had good knowledge of the places. Stay was great, Places were great.. ONly problem is time but I loved this trip...
I may not say perfect but tour was good and we enjoyed a lot.The lavatory in the Bus was not working and bus had some problem and stopped couple of time as for some mechanical issues.But our tour guides Ray(Rui Tang) and Gavin were excellent.They handled all the situations very well and helped us a lot and the driver lady McCaly was a superwomen who made us reach on time.Thanks a lot Ray and Gavin.You people ROCK!!
Wow!! I travel with my son 12yrs old and nephew 11yrs old, we got a chance to see so many attraction as well as its really good for the kids to know the knowledge about history, when u go to the DC museum and power project that kids could know where the electricity gonna come and it's also about science !! So I really recommend this trip for my friends !!
One thing is that it's much better to add a breakfast fees to the overall fees that we don't need to go and buy a breakfast within this short period early in the morning,,,
Well!! Ll tour organizes so far so good, hotel we stay is clean, nice!!!
Guide as YY!!! Driver as Erie!!
They both did great job!!!
Thumps up and thank u!!!
It was a great trip because we were able to see a lot of places in just 3 days. Although there are times that we crammed a lot since we were only given very short time to get back to the bus. I also like the 2 hotels that we stayed in. The bus is just OK, since the video was broken for 2 and a half days. The only thing we were upset about was that the tour guide was not very specific in giving instructions and gets easily upset .He should be more understanding because most of us if not everyone are new to this trip and he should give advices that would benefit everyone especially those with small kids with them.
The tour was good in the sense of we view a lot of stuff during the trip. The only concern is that shall stay more time at some places. 45 minutes is not a stop to see Hershey's Chocolate and have lunch too. The same applies for the museums and the DC area. Prefer to stay longer on a same place and see everything in the area instead of running across the nation to see the next a. The guide tour were really good but the office shall coordinate and contact them on special events or business hours of the places , after we arrived at 8:00 am was found that on Sundays they open later at 9. The bus does not have a working toilet considering the nature of the trip.
I had a great time with this tour.
But it was raining when I went to DC !!
I think you need to switch the program if it has the weather problem. Such as taking us to museum first when it is raining and after the rain stop take us to sightseeing outdoor.
It was a trip with mixed experience. Good hotels but starting 6:30 am morning with kids is a tough task. Major attractions i.e. Night view and day view Niagara falls have been provided less time to spend.
Time for Howe Caverns could have been be reduced, this could have provided us more time to spend for night view of Niagara.
Boat/Cruise drive in Washington DC is not worth. Also charging service fee for 4 years old child is not good.
Overall the trip is worth money especially for those who do not want to drive car.
Kind of mixed feelings. Feeling of seeing these places for the first time was exciting though. However, had very tough time with the guide. Her accent was not easy to pick up. All the time we could hear 'ok' and 'hello'. There was so much of travelling. Did not have enough time to enjoy any place. Mad rush. Changes in itinerary could have been done. 10$ charge per person for climbing up the 2 mile distance, that too by bus, was not acceptable. Though it looked cheap travel option, ended up spending 300 for 3 day's trip. Needed more time at niagara and the glass museums.
The Tour was very well organised and our Guide, Mr. Jing was very good indeed. He planned, managed and organised the 3 days overall very well. His singing on the bus was a particular highlight, but his jokes were quite unfunny! :) It was a lot to cram in the space of 3 days and as a result, the tour was very time sensitive, but we expected that. The bus was not great. It was quite dirty and we could tell that no one took the effort to clean it properly. This was a bit off-putting. The video system on the bus was lousy too. But, I liked the way we stopped off almost every 2 hours. As a result, we never felt the long drive and frankly did not get tired. Overall, I would highly recommend this tour. It was a memorable trip. Thank you Take Tours!
Overall I can say it was very good. Our tour guide must be more vocal and share more information about the attractions. One more thing I felt odd was charging service fee for a 3 years old baby, it didn't look like good. Even at every attraction it was free for less than 6 yrs.
I took this tour recently. My tour guide was little inexperienced. He could have been little more vocal ( like one I had for Grand Canyon tour ). Hotel was good in Niagara but was not up to the mark in Maryland. Itinerary was good.
Tour Guides were nice and specially thank you Badman for saving my lense cover.
It could have been better if atleast two movies could have completed on the tour. I just remember one completed though We were not there so watch movies :-) no big deal.
Driver James was nice however the windows were dirty that's why from inside the Bus it was pretty difficult to take pictures of the landscapes We saw on the trip. That's why three stars.
This tour is excellent. The guide (Mr. D Dong) is very helpful and knowledgeable and told us a lot of stories during the tour. Schedule is just right and food and hotel are good too. My family (2 adults and 1 teen)all enjoyed the trip very much. Strongly recommended.
The trip was greatly organized. Mr. Batman, the handsome tour guide and Mr. Jin, the driver made everything so easy and that eased up the tireness. Mr. Jin suggested me where to go when I wanted to skip IMAX and Glass museum. He was so helpful. Mr. Batman was so nice and funny, good photographer too. He didn't give me hard time at all when I want to skip the IMAX movie. The hotel, Holiday Inn and Sheraton are all beyond our expectation. Fellow passenger are nice too. All in all, great trip.
It was a great trip overall. Would definitely recommend it. Try to go in the Spring-Summer regions though. The Winter itinerary wasn't 100% worth it. Especially the Power Vista. Old Fort Niagara was the most beautiful out of them all. Time was constrained, but our tour guide Ken managed. Essentially it was quantity over quality.
If your going, be ready to bring some extra cash on hand. Like at least $150 per person because admissions does cost a bit.
This is my first experience to joint a tour bought via online , previously I am just curious why the price is very competitive but once I joined it finnaly I found that this tour is OK , hotels also good
You certainly see a lot on this trip! You are also in the bus a long time so bring along whatever will keep you comfortable and entertained.
Due to weather conditions on Day 1 we didn't get to the first hotel or Niagara until late at night we got to visit the falls twice.
Day 3 is very full visiting as many monuments in Washington before leaving around lunch time to head to NY via Philadelphia. Instead of visiting the Space Museum I went across the road to the Museum of the American Indian which was great.
I really enjoyed and recommend this trip.
Todo lo que aparece en la descripcion del tours es completamente cierto. Se difruta mucho en las atracciones y en el bus. Mi unica recomendacion es la seleccion de buffet de comida china para comer, deberia escoger lugares con todo tipo de opciones. (food courts). Pero en general excelente servicio, costo efectivo para tener una visita general de diferentes lugares. Volveria a comprar otro tours con esta compania.
So my tour was started pretty bad. I probably put the wrong date on my booking. But then I went to their main office, and they just changed it, They didn't give me hard time at all... Then the tour itself was so well managed and well planned we were able to see so many attractions on the trip. The only bad thing about seeing so much stuff is we can't really enjoy our time at the place, but then again it was worth it because we can see soooo many places with the money we paid. I would really recommend to take this tour if what you look for is the tour to see across the country. But if you want to feel like a local, I will suggest to just stay at one city for a week. In conclusion, the tour is legend, wait for it, DARY!!!!
We took the tour in the middle of October.Mr Jerry was an excellent guide. The tour was well organised and the stay was execellent. The weather was excellent,The time spent at Philedelphia was just an hour and hence grossly insufficient.On the return journey one stop can be arranged at Jersey city for the comforts of Jersey city residents.
Great tour, full of enjoyment!!
Covered all amazing places.
Special appreciation to tour guide Wayen Weng,for his timelyness,courtesy,communication and all the things which made the tour funtastic...!!!
Very well organized tour. Our tour guide, Sunny, was excellent in his guidance. Because of his well organized and well managed time, we could visit the Niagara Falls twice :) The bus driver was also very punctual and a great driver. Highly recommend TakeTours!
It's altogether a good experience. Very good hotels. But starting 6:30 am everyday morning with kids is s tough task. $88 would cost for sightseeing &18 guide cost. Driver did not allow food inside bus. But the trip is worth money.
I really enjoyed the tour, great attractions, especially Niagara Falls! Well organized, tourgide Sunny and driver Louis excellent! Great value for money!!! Spend lot of time on bus with travelling, big distance among attractions, not to much time to sleep but worths! Hotels great for money!
I enjoyed this tour immensely and our tour guide Sunny was just as his name implies. He was concerned and kind and thoughtful. He involved you even when you kind of zoned out. Touring with him was great because he is so knowledgeable and full of extraneous information I didn't know:and I am a us citizen. I also met a lot of different nationalalities who were really nice people. I loved this tour ..I give it 4stars
The tour was really great! Very organized, the guide was superb(Al), hotels were wonderful. Niagara Falls, Secret Caverns and Watkings Glen were gorgeous. A cheap and fun experience! Really worth! The only complain I have is about the food, specially on dinner and breakfast time. They could have stopped in better places. But I love it anyway.
My trip was great, the tour guides Ricky and Batman were awesome! The hotels were great and the itinerary was as planned. If you are taking this trip please read carefully what is included because some people did not want to pay the $6.00 service fee per day for the driver and great tour guides. When you purchase your tickets print the receipt and the itinerary where shows you what attractions are included or not. The time in each place is not very long but is only 3 days to cover a lot, so be ready for that. In general I think the buses could be better but for the price I think I received way more that I expected. I have purchased tickets for another tour already...great prices, great tour, great hotels...I love it!!!!
The Tour was a very good experience. Tour guide Johnny was quite friendly, cooperative and entertaining. Niagara was gr8 and so was Glen Watkins. The bus was comfortable..hotels were good..Frequent stops to rest areas.. Overall excellent Value for Money.
We are very much overwhelmed with the trip we took. The trip was pleasant, frequent stops for the restroom and food. The food stops had a variety of choices (subway, kfc, md, supermarkets and restaurants, etc) considering the nature of the trip. The standard of the hotels were superb. The Tour Guides Ken & Mark were informative, very pleasant and helpful. WELL DONE & THANKS!. At last - I would recommend this trip - definately. When I holiday again in the USA, we would definately be looking at trip availability from Taketours.
If you are looking for a well organized, good price and fun trip, you should to this trip. The guide was so pleasant (Jupiter) and the trip was well organized as scheduled. My friends and family had fun and definitly will go again next summer .
The tour was awesome you cannot beat the price the hotels were more than we expected. Its a great deal and you visit many attractions in a short time. However, there should be options for meals or a scheduled stop at someplace other than a tourist trap that takes away from the value of the trip. The Guides were great- I am planning to go again and take family members.
For the money I paid it was soo worth it, the hotels were really nice it had a pool and a hot tub. the niagara falls were amazing the tour guide was nice and was ready to answer every single answer I had. This was my first trip to niagara fall And I'm glad I chose this tour for my first trip there.
My family had a great time with this trip.The tour guides (Shou and Mars Zheng and driver John did a remarkable effort that made the this 3 day journey worth saying to friends and family of ours.A special mention for Mars Zheng who did a excellent job and noteworthy PR to all of us.
The tour was enjoyable and we visited all attractions promised in the tour. The guide was ready to answer any questions and made it clear that people had to come back on time or would have to face consequences like public singing ;) Hotels were decent.
My partner and I read some of the reviews for the 3 day Niagara Trip and were wary of some of the slightly negative comments. However we went on the trip and were very pleased that we did so. The trip was pleasant, frequent stops for the restroom and food. The food stops had a variety of choices (subway, kfc, md, supermarkets and restaurants, etc) considering the nature of the trip. The standard of the hotels were superb. The Guide was informative, very pleasant and helpful. There were a couple of niggles however:- No working toilet on the bus. This did not present a problem on our trip due to frequent stops (not too many) and the travellers needs, BUT there should be a working toilet. We arrived at about 9.50pm at Niagara (in time for holiday fireworks) and could only have 15 mins to stay there. After such a long journey, it was such a very short time. 45mins would have been better as the amount of people there made viewing somewhat restricted, extra time would have been most useful. Lastly an awesome thunderstorm meant that our trip to Watkins Glen Park was cancelled. Really dissapointing but understandable (the guide didnt hesitate in refunding monies paid for this event, WELL DONE & THANKS!). We also arrived in Philadelphia at around 5pm and therefore could not stroll through the centuries old Independence Hall and Congress Hall.
We chose not to visit the IMax cinema with the rest of the tour party, but instead used the time to view the falls and nearby area instead - certainly glad we did. Saw a lot of the area in daytime.
All in all - would I recommend this trip - definately. When my partner and I holiday again in the USA, we would definately be looking at trip availability from Taketours.
I just got home from my three day adventure. It was so fun, I definitely recommend it to everyone. The bus was big and comfortable, the accomodation was really nice, the staff were wonderful informative and kind (we had Scott, Kitty and Shaun). There was a little boy on the bus who was getting restless and Scott went above and beyond to entertain him so he did not cry. That was pretty cool. The maid of the mist was soooo beautiful and the walk through the gorge was incredible. I travelled on my own but made new friends. Just make sure you have cash on the trip, you need to pay for activities but they are affordable e.g. maid of the mist boat tour $15, walk $10 and washington cruise approx $25. You can choose what you want to do and what to skip. Do this trip, its great :)
Good tour.Good attractions.Itenary is planned perfectly.There is attraction at almost every 3 hours stop so that we dont feel like travelling hours at a stretch.However there are some negative points .A/c broke in the bus, cruise tour in Washington was waste of time ,we would have spend more time at museums instead .Secret caverns was not that greate.
Tour was really good. The only complaint is they stopped at chinese hotels for lunch / dinner. Other than, we were very happy with guide and the accomodation provided. Will recommend this to all my friends