I booked my trip for 4 days from Canada to USA, Newyork, Washington, Boston , Pennsylvania.
Tour guide Eddie was awesome, full of knowledge. The driver Saeed was very kind, experienced and safe driver. Both Eddie and Saeed are true gentleman with great caring attitude for all tourists.
It was my first bus trip ever and I really enjoyed my tour. Thank you.
Our tour guide, Jason, was wonderful and coordinated the tour very well. The tour felt little rushed sometimes as you can imagine with so many things to cover each day.
One suggestion is to add some kind of speaker system in the bus to be able to hear the guide announcements clearly across the bus.
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your rating with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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This tour is worth for the price.
Before going to this tour i read all reviews (mostly -ve review) so that I was prepare for worst.
but I really wants to share that this tour is really worth.
'Feeman' was our tour Guide, He is really very nice guy, I learn lot of things from him, about how to manager different culture people.
He politely handles everyone.
Thanks for all
Airport pickup arrangements: Good. For us, this tour was conducted by Mayi tours with "MARIO" as the tour guide. Please check before you take this tour if it is operated by Mayi tours esp. with Mario guide-it was a horrifying experience with him for many of us. He would scream at youngsters and seniors alike and pressure us into paying even for tours that are listed as optional by TakeTours. He also wanted all of us in the bus to pay 800+USD upfront (some of us were students) and would scream at us if we disagreed.At the spots, he was only clicking pictures instead of giving us any information about the destination. Another very important thing he missed was to be considerate about food taste and make food stops that has options even for vegetarians. Accommodation, itinerary and driving was good. I was recommended this tour by my friends and I would recommend it too but, please do not accept if it is Mayi tours operated.
The Tour Guides are good and able to accommodate different thing, in case of some of the attractions are closed in the last minute. They were glad to accept money transfer instead of carrying cash for all the tickets and tips.
One thing to improve on is the hotels in NJ, we have stayed in 2 different hotels, both are bad in terms are how they maintained. Phone was not working and many other things. Had to go to the front desk and give them a list of things (now you know, how bad they are). One hotel they didn't care to do anything, the other one - at least they have sent some one to fix. After a whole day of travel, i would expect to get good rest instead of dealing with these issues. 2 other hotels are good.
Today, we are going to explore the Big Apple, New York City. We will walk on the Wall Street, and visit Trinity Church, New York Stock Exchange and Federal Reserve Bank of New York. You will also have a chance to take a picture with the statue of George Washington and the Charging Bull. You can get on top of the One World Trade Center to overlook the city. (If One World Observatory is closed, Empire State Buiding will be the replacement) . Then we will take Statue of Liberty Cruise getting a view of Manhattan, Statue of Liberty and photo with Brooklyn Bridge, followed by Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Explore the famous landmarks of America by visiting Times Square, NASDAQ Stock Exchange and Broadway theatre. Walking on the Brooklyn Bridge and visit Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. After taht, you can optional have a dinner at a Japanese teppanyaki restaurant at center of Times Square: watch the performance of the teppanyaki master and taste the New York steak meal or lobster meal.
Standard Hotel: Garden Executive Hotel or similar
Dinner: Excluded (Japanese teppanyaki restaurant in the center of Times Square)
Day 3: New York - Philadelphia - Washington DC
Today, we will visit Philadelphia to take a Ancient Capital Ruins tour, which we will see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Experience the unique history and beauty of Philadelphia from the top of a modern double-decker bus. Afterwards we will continue on to Washington, DC to take a U.S. Capital Depth Tour or DC Cruise (if it closed, we'll take a US Military Tour instead).
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn or similar
Day 4: Washington DC - Hershey - Corning - Watkins Glen - Niagara Fall
Today we will enter Hershey Town to visit Hershey's Chocolate World , see the whole process of chocolate production. Then we will go to visit Corning Glass Museum. We will also go to visit the Watkins Glen (*Considering of the time/traffic/weather). After that, we'll drive to Niagara Falls and have a chance to take the Colorful waterfall tour.
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn or similar, Upgrade to the Niagara Inn within walking distance to the Falls
Day 5: Niagara Falls - Buffalo
Touching Niagara Fall by see the Niagara Falls IMAX movie(winter) or take the Maid of Mist (summer) and along Niagara wooden walkway. Then we will be transferred to the airport directly in Buffalo. Please schedule your departure flights after 1:30pm.