Highlights:Visit Niagara Falls (Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds), Washington, DC (White House, US Capitol, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Potomac River Cruise), Watkins Glen, Lancaster (The Amish Farm and House).
Get Closer to Niagara Falls by Taking the Maid of the Mist and Exploring Cave of the Winds
Take the Potomac River Cruise in Washington DC to see the Heart of USA
Experiencing Distinguishing Culture - The Amish Village
U.S. side only - Passengers do not need a Canada visa/passport to join this tour
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We had such an amazing time on the tour. It was very well organized and it was a pleasure to be able to see all the magnificent things that the east coast has to offer. We especially loved the warmth ... More>>
The trip is great and the tour guide, Kenny Yin is very nice and giving us educated information. He is impressive and sure I will be back again!
We recently took the 4 day trip to Niagara , Washington , thousand islands during spring 2019 with IVY our tour guide . It was a well organized trip , good accommodation, the bus stopped adequately fo... More>>
We had such an amazing time on the tour. It was very well organized and it was a pleasure to be able to see all the magnificent things that the east coast has to offer. We especially loved the warmth and enthusiasm with which Kenny showed us around. He was very accommodating of all our needs- making multiple restroom stops, clicking pictures for all of us as well as recommending new places to eat. Will highly recommend this tour to everyone!
We recently took the 4 day trip to Niagara , Washington , thousand islands during spring 2019 with IVY our tour guide . It was a well organized trip , good accommodation, the bus stopped adequately for resting and food . Reasonable rates and comfortable ride . Decent co passengers and we enjoyed the trip to Amish farm , Corning museum and Old fort Niagara . Thanks Ivy for refreshing us with sweet English and Chinese explanations . Sorry to mention that the driver was quite rude . Overall the trip was safe and enjoyable . Good job
This was recommended by my friends and I was so happy we availed this tour. Our tour guide,Mai Zhang was very well organized, friendly and approachable. The schedules of the entire tour were on point and we were able to enjoy the activities that is set for the day. We were very satisfied with TakeTours and definitely want to book again in the future. Although not all attractions were the same as planned due to the fact that it's closed because of circumstances but they were able to substitute it with other activities which made the trip worth it. Thank you for this wonderful experience!
We took the 4 days 3 nights tour to niagara falls, washington dc and Philadelphia on 11/12. Our tour guide Kenny Xin was really good and very approachable. He provided all the information very clearly and in a timely manner. The whole tour was very well organized. The accommodations and food stops were perfect for everyone (vast variety of food available everywhere). I just felt the bus was not comfortable enough. Leg space was not enough and seats were just ok. The itinerary did get too tight at some places (only 25 min for corning glass museum if you see the glass making show) and 1 hr at most for any ticketed museum. That was simply not enough to see such places. But I guess considering how far the places are there's no getting around it. Overall excellent tour for the price you pay and very good for people coming from abroad who can't drive themselves.
I would recommend this 4 days trip from Newyork to Niagara Falls,Washington DC,Philadelphia.Our tour guide Jake Yang was very friendly to all of us,He arranged taxi for my family when we returned from the tour.The bus was ok. The driver of our bus was too good ( I don't know his name) the hotels were clean & good.I look forward to booking another tour in the future also.
Nitin Desai - India.
Recommended!! Damon was really good .. he explained in ahead before going to the spot .. he really managed well to cover all the locations .. we really enjoyed ..
Pros : Good hotel
Best n sweet tour guide with good enthusiasm!! Damon was really friendly and knew the best spots
Cons : no breakfast in hotel .if booked hotel with breakfast would have been good .
DC boat ride was not worth .. rather they could have taken us to some other spots in DC
Should take to into consideration of other passengers who don't eat Chinese cuisine.
My wife and I took the tour Sep 10th to Sep 13th-very happy with Kenny our guide and the driver for their guidance and expert driving.Itinerary-wise was disappointed when Madame Tussauds was nixed.Overall,very enjoyable.
I would recommend this 4 days trip from New Jersey to Niagara Falls,Washington DC,Philadelphia.Our tour guide Rachel You was very friendly to all of us,everyone on our bus like her.The bus was comfortable, the hotel was clean.I look forward to booking another tour in the future.
Eddie Yu, our tour guide was the best! He made things smooth and easy. Due to traffic, the bus came late on the first day, but he made up for it and we did not miss any spot. Infact he arranged for best hotels like Holiday inn and Sheraton. We were highly impressed with the itinerary and the way so many things were managed in so less time !! But as mentioned on the first day its important to be litle disciplined and i agree wuth that. I highly recommend taketours for anyone like us who loves to explore more in less time. And special thanks to Eddy Yu for making this trip so memorable for us!
i recently went for 4 days trip..i must say the trip was awesome ..all places where covered .. @TIM the guide was totally awesome ..
@tim guide was awsome
covering all places
awesome hotel rooms
I booked the tour for my two friends.The process was fast and easy. I had to change pickup location and drop off location and the tour guide (Alex Liu) responded within seconds.
They had a great time and enjoyed the tour with all the highlights a lot. They also said that the hotels were very good.
We had fun filled 4 days trip.
We boarded the bus at Philadelphia and were the last ones to get into the bus. We never noticed any option to choose the seats while booking the tour, and when we got in, we got the last seat next to the loo. Our complete right view was blocked. It was very disappointing. But next day they changed the bus and we got better seats. So when you book the tour, make sure you get proper seats.
The guide Jake Yang was very sweet and friendly. He guided us properly
at all the places.
Tour was packed. At few places, we wished we had a little more time, but it had to be like that to finish so many attractions in a short time.
We never had to walk or stand in any queue. Bus stopped right in front of the attractions and all the tickets were arranged earlier.
Hotels that we stayed were very nice, and got complimentary breakfast too.
There were N number of loo breaks and we could easily manage with our little one.
We made Chinese and some Spanish friends, watched movies during journey and had a gala time.
One last thing was, there was no drop off to Philadelphia. We had to get down at NY. It would have been nice if TakeTours can add it.
Great tour! It Was my first time whith this company, but not the last. The accommodation facilities were better than I expected. It's totally worth it! The tour guide was very kind and we really apreciate his concern. Jackie the bus driver was a Pro, very careful, and thankfully we were always on time. The only thing I didn't enjoy was The buffet, because we had a lot of chinnese food during three days, but I think that it was the best option around, and for the price we had lot of food.
Jake Yang is a fantastic tour guide. He kept us informed at all times and he really looks after his people. I noticed how he took time to make each of us feel important and he didnt lose anyone.....great trip great people on our bus met new friends from as far away as Dubai. We would do it again.....thank you Jake you and Bruce Willie did a fantastic job. Tom & Lee
We took this tour from June 25-28, 2018 and by all means the tour was excellent. No complaints whatsoever. Our guide Mr Jake Yang was pleasant surprise. The guide should be like him only. Very polite and equally firm. Talkative and helpful. Sightseeing was done as per itinerary. Accommodation was excellent, provided in Raddisson Blue and Clarion.Though tour was hectic and covered 1800 miles, we enjoyed it thoroughly. Thanks TakeTours making this tour memorable for us. A big Thumps up.
Mrs. Judy and Mr. Tim were awesome on our 3 night 4 day tour to washington D.C ; NIagara Falls, Housand Island.
Both of them were very helpful and co-operative at all times in each and every way.
My sincere wishes to both of them and the Company for all the success .
We went to tour to Niagara falls this week. Our tour guide was Tim. He is really helpful person, polite and gentle. also the driver Orlando is really helpful and nice. We enjoy that tour a lot. Hope I will get another package to TakeTours.
The value of the tour package was excellent, the quality of hotels and bus was great. I enjoyed this entire tour with my family and all group, and I will recommend this tour to all my friends. I only felt that we needed little more time for food and to use restrooms. When the bus was stopping for lunch or dinner, we all were rushing for food or to use toilets, because there was a big line all over; and each time someone was late to return. Whoever booking this tour make sure read all about the trip carefully; you need extra cash to visit each attraction, food, and service fee.
We had 4-Day Philadelphia, Washington DC, Niagara Falls Tour from New York/New JerseyTour Code: 955-2858. the tour was awesome and the guide name Rex was having good communications skills, very cooperate in nature, very knowledgeable and helped overall in the tour.
The tour guide Jake Yang was a fantastic guide. He took care of the entire group and was very effectively bilingual and conscientiously told us the history of the different attractions.
The tour itself was a regular bus tour, some attractions were rushed, some we had ample time.
Food pit stops made where we could eat, the type of foods where more along the lines of fast food though.
The tour was great, and Allen, our tour guide was very informative and accomodating. We enjoyed the 4-day tour and will do it again maybe on the West Coast. Hope the tour guide will be as good as Allen.
The tour was overall good. My uncle, aunt and mom were part of the tour. They were short on communication. so the tour guide was not supportive. Overall felt that the tour guide was always in rush. He could have overlooked if some is late 5 -10 min.
This was the second time to booked a tour with this company ,the first tour was a 3 day tour I enjoyed that one so much I decided to try a longer trip. . . You will see ALOT on the 4 day tour , I took my 70 yr old father with me . . .we both enjoyed this trip immensely . Our tour guide Harvey was friendly, professional, knowledgeable , organized, patient and a pleasure to meet . Harvey is one of the reasons I enjoyed this tour so much , we felt welcomed and right at home . Besides seeing so many interesting sites like historical DC , natural wonders like Niagara falls the bus ride itself is a cultural experience it was a wonderful diverse mix of Chinese, Indian , Spanish ,Slavic passengers . . . It was a pleasure traveling with everyone on the bus . All around every tour I've taken thus far with take tours has been a wonderful fun experience ,I highly recommend !!I plan to take two more tours with them this yr .
I am so glad join this tour from take tours with my family. We all enjoyed the tour, especially the Jet boat in Niagara Falls. It was an amazing adventure. Our tour guide, zhang mai, is very nice and he is very familiar to the places we visited.
Our tour guide James Ng was a wonderful,helpful and caring person. He had good knowledge of the places, though we had some bad moments because of the delay due to memorial weekend rush but we had a wonderful time. Thank you James and miss you.
Overall it was a very well organized tour though I felt we could have avoided the 1000 island tour and Corning Glass Museum in the tour and finished the tour in 3 days instead of 4 days. But the quality of hotels and everything else was very good and we enjoyed it
It was a great schedule. The last day the only visit is to thousand island that is a great place,it took one day to go back to new york. but still, we loved it. and thank you our tour guide mai and driver.
Our Tour guide, Harvey, did an excellent job throughout the trip. The itinerary was full on and a little short in areas we would have liked to spend more time. The Thousand Island cruise wasn't worth all that travel time, would have preferred extra time in Washington DC instead. Thanks again Harvey.
This is one of the best Tour's I have ever experience. Eddie Peng is one of the Best Tour Leader's we had. He explained everything in detail and because of the time sense they had we could cover everything that was promised in this tour, Overall the experience was a way too good than I expected.
very efficient way to see the country .Aaron was a very accommodating guide and very helpful.
Please try to drop off people close to where food is available for lunch and bit more time for meals. Excellent accommodation. Thanks
Max is amazing, he made us feel great, we didn't know what to expect but everything was just great because Max guided the whole tour as if it was one person and made all very easy
Please add air freshener to the bus
My friends were very happy
Overall Max is a great tourist guides :):) xx
This was a really good trip and I enjoyed it to the fullest.Boris our tour guide made this trip fun and enlightening. He told us the historical significance and interesting facts of the places visited as part of this trip. I also learnt a bit of Chinese on the way thanks to him! Siesie :)
If you are planning to take a trip to the famous places on the east coast without any hassles, would recommend this trip.
I was so amaze how different this tour was compared to the reviews I have read. My hats off goes to our tour guide "Max" who have done a remarkable job, he have made this trip an enjoyable one. For those who is planning to go on this trip don' t be discourage by the negative review I can say it will be worth your while. Well done MAX you're the man!!!
I was little skeptical about the whole bus tour as my wife is gets motion sickness, but this was much comfortable than I expected. Further, friendly and approchable tour guide (Simon) ensured that we make the best of our trip with prior arrangements of tickets for all.
A few pointers to note -
1. Do not buy the entry tickets in advance through any agent or online portal, as taketour has policy of not entertaning those. I had bought Discovery pass for Niagara and could not use those (except made of mist). Indian/Veg food would be challege as most of the co passengers are chinese and bus stops will be around those restaurant.
Overall, we had great trip and thanks to the whole management for that with special mention of Simon.
I was apprehensive when the tour was booked by my better half but it turned out pretty well. I would have definitely liked a little better bus but the short comings of the bus were more than compensated by the tour guide Simon Chen. He would think of everything in advance and keep you informed on every stop and what to expect, what to do, what to see as well as what to look out for. Kudo's take tours for finding someone like Simon.
Tour was awesome as our tour guide, Boris Wu was informative and responsible. Despite the tight schedule, he managed to accommodate an faciliate everyone without antagonising anyone. He has gone out of his way to help booked a hotel at a last minute request by us. Any tour group would benefit With his commitment and helpful attitude. Thank you for organising such a great tour.
This trip was really fun and enjoyable. I just fall in love with Niagara falls.. Our tour guide, Boris, is really understanding and funny tour guide. He's also very knowledgeable about the tour. This tour became more interesting and informational because of him. I would recommend this tour to my friends..
Boris, our tour guide, was a responsible and informative guide. Before or after visiting a destination, Boris would give concise background introduction of a city or an attraction. He was also very patient in resolving arising issues. In the four days that he guided us, Boris had formed good relationships with everyone and his friendliness made the trip more fun.
This tour has passed beyond my expectations! Max (our tour guide) has been very accommodating with all our needs and he's genuinely there for all of us all through tour 4 day tour. So I wish him all well. Definitely going to use this company for our future trips.
It's was second tour with your company and as earlier it was full of fun. Max is excellent tour guide. He is very friendly and it was fun traveliling with him. I have recommended lots of family members and friends and they also have taken tour with your company. Two thumbs up and looking forward to travel more with packages.
Lovely tour, had a great time. Our tour guide, Max was great, he always had a nice story to tell us about every place we visited. The accommodation was perfect and we managed to see and do a lot in such a short time. Awesome!
What a fantastically organized tour! From the numerous sightseeing stops to the food and accommodation it was truly worth every dollar. Our tour guide Max was amazing - he was knowledgeable, helpful and very friendly. I would have no hesitation in recommending this to my family and friends!
Max was a brilliant tour guide, always had the answers to any questions we had and was always friendly and smiling. He made the tour fun for everyone. The tour itself is one not to be missed, so many sites in so little time may sound stressful but honestly it was 4 whole days of incredibly fun sight-seeing. I'd definitely book another tour with this company again, 10/10 ï¼ï¼
The tour i took with your company was wonderful because of our tour guide Boris . He made the tour so Good that we couldn't got any problem in 4 days . He is such a good man I havent seen any guide as responsible as he is . I recommend that every company should have guides like BORIS . Thanks to BORIS ONCE AGAIN HOPE TO SEE U SOON AGAIN ð
Booked this tour through Internet after reading a good review. Actual experience is even better because of the professional, friendly, knowledgeable, approachable n well manner Max (our guide for this tour).My whole family had a Great n Unforgettable 4 days trip. The itinerary included all the highlights of the tour and we particularly enjoyed the jet boat ride n Cave of the Wind.An experience we will not forget.
Again kudos the Max for his personal n professional approach to ensure smooth flowing n keeping everyone on time during the trip with his short n precise instruction, also not forgetting our bus driver for bringing us safely n timely to our destination.
Will definitely book tour again when we visit the USA in future.
Highly Recommended for all.
This was a great experience for me and my family. We spend quality time together and we have a lot of fun. The hotels that Max, the tourist guide, book for us were very good, were comfortables and hygiene. Thanks to our tourist guide Max for the great journey.
The tour was really nice! We visited a lot of interesting places! Our tour guide Max took us to the most beautiful miracles of nature, we saw the Niagara,we went to the jet boat tour,we visited museums and parks,we enjoyed the tour!! Thanks to my tour guide Max and my group for being with me in my moments of happiness!
We Opted for 4-Day Philadelphia, Washington DC, Niagara Falls Tour.
The tour is perfectly Planned and covered all the major attractions.Our tour guide Boris was very friendly and explained about each and every attraction.
three nights hotel stay was are very good(Best Hotels)
Our bus driver Uncle T(Terrance) was friendly and he used to play good movies on the bus.
Inside the bus, there is no restroom but they provided Timely Interval stops for Restroom, So we did not face problem for restroom.
Every day they used to stop at good hotels nearby Super Markets for lunch and dinner.So we did not face any problem in food stops.
Our tour guide Boris Covered all the places which they mentioned in the Itinerary. He provided Enough time at each Attraction.
It's Well Planned Tour. The third day we spent a full day at Niagara and Surroundings.
Every Penny what you spent for this Tour is Worth.
I will highly recommend to everyone those who are looking for good experienced Tour Operators.
Thank you for Providing an Opportunity to express my Views.
4-Day Philadelphia, Washington DC, Niagara Falls Tour from New York/New Jersey Tour is perfectly planned and executed.Our Tour Guide Boris was Friendly and informed about all the Attractions.
Pros: * Locations
* Hotel Accommodation
* Tour Guide Boris
*Bus Driver Terrance (Uncle T)
* Time management at each Attraction
* Timely Interval stops for Rest rooms
* Stoppage at good Restaurants near Super Markets for Lunch and Dinner
* Every Penny spent for this tour is Worth
Cons: NO CONS
I will highly recommend this tour to every one.Its Worth.
Aaron Luan was our most excellent tour guide. My daughter Tiffany and I took the New York City to Philadelphia to Washington, DC to Lancaster, PA to Niagara Falls. The tour started on Monday, June 13th. When we got to the tour start at 75 Chrystie Street in Chinatown NYC, we were concerned about taking the trip because there was not a sign or anything about that this was the drop off location. I called TakeTours and was told that I was at the right address and they gave me our tour guide Aaron Luan name and cell phone. We talked to Aaron and he let us know that he would be at the address very soon and in no time and there appeared a bus and Aaron. We were assigned seats on the bus. The bus was very nice and had outlets so we could charge our cell phones and iPad, the bus really needs WIFI. Liked that the bus could be lowered for easier access on the steps of the bus.
Aaron is a very professional tour guide and the information that he gave in English and in Chinese was great. He made sure to let everyone know when to get on the bus and what time we were leaving. He wanted everyone to be on time, but sometimes the people were late getting back on the bus. Aaron was very patient and he explained to everyone that this makes us late to getting to the places on our agenda. The bus stopped every so often for bathroom breaks and snacks. Our first stop was in Philadelphia, PA. We only had 45 minutes to eat, go to the restroom and see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. There were several school trips there, so we didn't have a chance to explore Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. We did get to see the outside of Independence Hall and outside of where the Liberty Bell is located. Our next stop was Washington, DC. We saw the outside of the State Capital, Washington Memorial and went on a tour of the National Air and Space Museum and Tiffany and I walked to the Smithsonian Castle and took some great pictures. The next stop was at the Lincoln Memorial. We had time to take some fantastic pictures of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Memorial, Vietnam and Korean Memorials. Drove by Jefferson Memorial. Next stop was the Potomac River Cruise. Nice boat ride, but you don't really see anything spectacular. Then off to the Amish Farm in Lancaster. We decided not to do the tour, so we got a chance to shop at Target located next door to the farm. Then next stop: Glen Watkins State Park. Aaron told me that he didn't think that I could handle the steps, and that he would make sure my daughter was safe on the hike. Beautiful area with a lot of waterfalls. Wow! Now we are at Niagara Falls. Decided not to see the Thundering Culture show because we live close to Cherokee, NC and we have seen those kind of shows before and we decided not to go shopping in the outlet malls. We used that time to explore Niagara Falls. We rode the Maid of the Mist boat ride and it was fantastic! The next day, we went to see Niagara Falls in Depth tour, and then went on a 1000 Island Cruise and back to NYC.
None of the hotels had continental breakfasts for us, but we managed to get some snacks to tide us over till lunch.
1st Night was at the Hunt Valley Inn in Baltimore, MD. Very nice hotel and very comfortable.
2nd Night was at the Red Roof Inn and the rooms were upstairs with no elevator, but Aaron helped me with my luggage and even put one piece of luggage back on the bus for me.
3rd Night was at the Clarion in Syracuse, NY. Very nice hotel.We had a great time! We saw all of these great places. Loved seeing DC, Niagara Falls, and 1000 Island Cruise. We learned quite a bit of information and we loved meeting new friends. Aaron was an excellent tour guide and Chris, the driver was an excellent driver
I would highly recommend TakeTours.com for tours. I'm even thinking about our next vacation for next year and thinking about taking the 7day/6 night bus tour from Atlanta, GA to New Orleans, LA; Jackson, MS, Saint Louise, MO; Lake Michigan and Chicago, IL.
It is one of the memorial experience of traveling in our life as a senior couple. Mr. JUPITOR had arranged the total itinerary of the tour in very excellent manner regarding diplomacy in maintaining a discipline of time, sitting arrangement in the bus, providing of clean, good lodging, boarding, refreshing halts for restrooms and all other activities. Due care was taken of tourist with their baggage in all respect. The bus driver also took all precautions during the tour.
With due respect, we have few suggestions -
1. We observed there are many good shops at visitor's center. If you can provide instruction to tourist about those, it will be a great help for people who are interested in shopping.
2. For viewing Caves Of The Wind, proper instruction should have been given for tourist, so that they can go there independently without missing a beautiful spot.
3. Since there are multi-lingual tourists on the tour, though we were absolutely fine with instruction, we observed that sometime it gets difficult to some members to know exact next plan. We suggest you can display plan for the day /next visiting place etc. on TV in the bus so that tourists will get ready for the same.
Our tour guide Max was very friendly and professional . The tour was organized in a very neat manner. Max was very clear about the plan and timings and have enough time in every place so that we could comfortably see the places. He was always available on the phone to meet our concerns. Overall we enjoyed the tour.
This was my first bus tour and I would say I am happy I took this tour...Our guide Max was very informative and helpful..He gave a brief information about all the places we visited. The bus also in quite comfortable.The rooms booked were also good.The only problem was that we could not go to Cave of the winds which was in the itinerary as the day was spent seeing other places which weren't that great.
All in all: Money well spent:)
The tour is as planned as can be but due to time constraints you do end up missing a lot of interesting things. But it is also the best way to see as much as you can in a short time. Overall a good experience. Our guide Max was really informative and understanding. The tour was worth it.
I will recommend this tour for those people who wish to visit many location in limited time frame. Our tour guide Aaron was good and helpful in all matter. Due to limited time availability and long distance to cover, few places where not covered due to time constraint.
The tour was awesome. The tour guide Joe was very good and cooperating. We have enjoyed a lot through the whole tour and covered almost all the places. The bad part is we were given very less time for any travel spot. But that is reasonable because we needed to cover that many places in 4 days time only. The travelling through bus was little hectic because we spend huge times travelling through the bus. The provided hotels are very good but the distance to the hotel from the tourist places are far like 80 to 100 mile away. Anyway, thank you TakeTours for this wonderful trip. We have enjoyed a lot during these days.
I highly recommend this tour, its worth your money and very well planned with respect to the itinerary, stay and commute. Our tour guide, Boris was very friendly, well informed and made our tour very enjoyable.
The only comments are 1) I did not enjoy the Potomac River cruise very much since you get to experience the beauty of DC even without the cruise. The time spent on the river cruise can be spent on other memorials or the Smithsonian Air & space museum. But it is individual preference. 2) There is no wi-fi in the bus and very important to have one. 3) More time in 1000 islands will be better, giving people the choice of which tour they should take. The place needs at least 2 hours for a good time, so the itinerary can be planned accordingly.
Overall, go for it, sit back and enjoy. Coz its worth every penny and you'll not be disappointed.
Aaron Luan, our guide, was a very caring, professional and friendly guide. He made our trip very enjoyable. He went out of his way to make sure that everyone is comfortable. He did all this with calm and big smile. He is a big + to this tour. Thank you.
Customers comments are always welcome. And we do appreciate your feedback!
It was really a great tour. I went with my wife, daughter, and parents. This bus tour will for sure suit for elders as well. The tour guide, Mr. Aarone, was awesome and was very friendly. He did a great job in organizing the trip.
The second day hotel was almost 75 miles away from Niagara. We had to leave Niagara to the same hotel by 7:30 PM. If it was close to Niagara, we could have spent more time in Niagara during the night.
Overall, it was a wonderful trip.
Tour guide James was really excellent. He was very nice person during the complete trip. He has bright future!
Hotel to Niagara was very far. It consumed most of the time in journey where all of us wasted time.
Itinerary says Niagara Night falls illumination, nobody visited it. If the hotel was near we all might have seen it.
My friend and I took the 4-Day Philadelphia, Washington DC, Niagara Falls Tour from New York. Initially we were scared regarding the toilet facility on board, but every three hours a stop somehow managed the job. Our tour guide, Mr. Borris, was very informative and knew his job well. He was helpful and understanding. Although I suggest that better transportation is essential where at least toilet facilities must be provided to old vacationers, as using the toilet was not allowed in the bus with the excuse that it will make the atmosphere smelly. The hotel on the first night was average, the second night was worse, while the third night it was compensated in Radisson Hotel in Rochester, which was a far better accommodation. The itinerary was good but was given very little time as everything felt in a rush. The last day only one attraction was scheduled which was Thousand Island, while the last day return journey was all in the bus. Instead, this day could have been planned better. At least two attractions could have enhanced the timings on attractions on earlier three days. With my overall experience, I recommend the tour to my friends. God forbid if, someone struck with loose motions, he or she will have to abandon the journey as there was no ease for emergency toilet or was never encouraged for its use. I believe the transport / buses requires up gradation of facilities. If they provide wifi facilities on the buses even on fees that could also escalate the attraction further. The driver too was experienced and the guide Mr. Borris was excellent. The Niagara falls visit alleviated all pains and sufferings. However, there is lot of room for improvement in its over all management. Initially I did not know that the upfront online offers are provided to the customers by various online companies end up subletting all these tours to the tour company. To summarize, I had a good experience and will recommend to take this tour.
We enjoyed every bit of the tour. Tour guide, Boris Wu, was amazing. Kind and hilarious; he shared with us a lot of what he knew. Accommodation was fantastic considering the price of the tour. We stayed at a Quality Inn and a Comfort Inn; and lucky us, the stay at Comfort Inn comes with complimentary breakfast. Transportation-wise, it was a big bus which fitted about 60 people. Comfortable and the man maneuvering the bus was great. We did have to rush for time at certain/most attractions, but isn't it all the same in every tour? You simply can't do things at your own pace. For the price that we paid, this is helluva worth every penny.
You got what you paid for. If you are fine with the time they gave you to visit each place, this tour is good. Here is the time they give you for each place:
Liberty bell 40 minutes
Washington monument from far away, Lincoln memorial, Korean war, Vietnam war in 40 minutes. We had to run.
Air and Space Museum 40 minutes
Potomac river cruise 1 hour
U.S. Capital 15 minutes
White house 15 minutes
Hershey Chocolate Factory 40 minutes
Corning Glass Museum 1 hour 30 minutes with lunch
Watkins Glen State Park 1 hour
Niagara Falls 3 hours
Niagara Outlet 2 hours
Thousand Island 50 minutes on cruise
The hotel room we got is standard room but some nights we got old and dirty room.
Mani! Mani! Mani!.... My family almost took Mani home....they could not stop talking about his wonderful services....The tour was excellent and although the 5 members of my family are seniors and the tour consisted of a lot of walking, they did not complain about it....definitely would do it again! :)