Visit New York, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Boston (Harvard University, Quincy Market, Trinity Church), Niagara Falls, Corning (Corning Museum of Glass), Hershey (Hershey Chocolate World), New Haven (Yale University In-Depth Tour), Watkins Glen (Watkins Glen State Park). Inclusions: Roundtrip airport transfer, 6 nights hotel accomodations, Transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
Experienced local tour guide take you to eat local cuisine and learn local culture
The bus is disinfected every 3 hours to ensure the sanitation in the car
Exclusive offer free attraction: Yale university (New York return only)
Inside visit Hershey's Chocolate World to know the chocolate manufacturing process
Inside visit the U.S. Congress and 360-degree aerial view the U.S. capital
Get on the Brooklyn Bridge and enjoy the panoramic view of Manhattan
Exclusive access to the "Wind Cave" at the foot of the Niagara Fall
Take the Double Decker City Bus to enjoy the first capital of the United States - Philadelphia
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Good tour overall. Lots of sights to see on quite a tight schedule that covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time. (NYC/Washington/Philadelphia/Niagara Falls/Boston). This involves significant time on a bus. Itinerary didn't exactly match online in regard to attractions or order of days. Cost wise overall was reasonable and cheaper than other tour companies: ~600 USD (tour) + additional ~600 USD (attractions + dinner day 4-6, these are optional but would recommend taking all of them). Accommodation was surprisingly good, double queen or single King in mostly Hilton or equivalent hotels. No need to take the 'upgrade option'. Customer service made several administrative of errors but was very responsive (did not provide hotel upgrade despite booking but refunded within 24 hours of complaint). Improvements: provide contact details of tour guide/local contact prior to start of tour (Tour guide was unaware I was at airport, and I needed to call many numbers, who eventually got me through to someone, who called me an uber to my hotel), provide provisional itinerary in advanced, (preferably in print form). Do note that this is a bilingual tour but mainly catered towards Mandarin speaking tourists. I am bilingual, so it suited me well.
Ming and Elan , the tour guide was fantastic! He was helpful, friendly, and patient with customers. The driver was professional and customers feel safe on the bus. We really enjoyed the tour and will definitely book future vacations with Taketours.
The low fee is deceptive. Basically it simply covers hotels. Be prepared to pay for everything else, including every meal and every place you go. If you don't choose the so called optional activities, you won't see anything. For example, you will not allowed to go to Harward University on your own unless you pay for the optional tour. So the cost adds up quickly. We found out the 7-day tour is same as the 6-day tour only at the beginning of the trip. On the 7th day, we went from New Jersey to NYC for an independent tour day-not much time for anything.
We had an amazing time in this tour. We got a lot of information from the tour guide about the places of interest we visited. The bus driver was very good and the drive was comfortable. Hotels were clean. My only recommendation would be to put us up in hotels that serve breakfast. This would be very convenient.
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 4: 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 5: 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 6: Niagara Falls - Boston
Touching Niagara Fall by see the Niagara Falls IMAX movie(winter) or take the Maid of Mist (summer) and along Niagara wooden walkway. Afterwards, we will continue to Boston, you can enjoy Boston Lobster Meal on your own expenses.
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn or similar
Day 7: Boston - New York
In the morning, we will visit the campuses of Harvard University pass by MIT, Charles River and Berklee College of Music. Then, we will see the World-famous Building of Boston like John Hancock Tower, Trinity Church. Brings you a deep tour of walking to Boston Freedom Trai. And be able to take a Boston Harbor cruise to see views of the city from the water. After that, we will visit Yale University in New Haven. Then we will go back to New York. If you arrange your return flight from BOS airport after 12:00PM, you can not attend the Yale University tour