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2-Day New York to Hershey's Chocolate World, Washington DC Cherry Blossom and Roadside America Tour

Avg $115 per person

Tour Code : TBTNYC20523

Duration : 2 day(s) 1 night(s)

Departure City : East Brunswick; Flushing; Jersey City; New York City

Availability : Mon, Wed, Sat

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Explore White House, Capitol Hill, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, DC Potomac River Cherry Blossom Cruise, National Air and Space Museum; Hershey's Chocolate World, and Roadside America on this exciting 2 day guided bus tour with hotel accommodation and transportation at a deal breaking prices with great discounts.

2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival: 3/20 - 4/16

Itinerary

Firstly, we will head to Washington for visiting the National Air and Space Museum. This museum is known for one of the best aircraft and spacecraft collections in the world. Then we will give a passing visit to the White House and the US Capitol, the two main political hubs in Washington. Tourists can click some pictures to capture the elaborate views of the two buildings. Further heading towards the Jefferson Memorial and watch the beautiful cherry blossoms in the Tidal basin, we will alight at the President Abraham Lincoln’s Memorial. In the evening, the tour will be taken to the Cherry Blossom Cruise ride which will give a scintillating view of the city of Washington from the Potomac River, along with the wonderful view of the Cherry Blossom plants’ imagery in the water. At the end of the day, if there is time left before we move back, we might take you to the Madam Tussauds Wax museum which houses many brilliant creations made of wax. 

Hotel: Quality Inn, Days Inn, Sleep Inn or equivalent.
Potomac Riverboat Company offers sightseeing cruise for viewing the beautiful Cherry Blossoms during the National Cherry Blossom festival in Washington. This is a 50-minute tour which provides an ultimately delighting view of the flowering trees. You will also watch the cities’ important memorials in the background in the cruise ride.
This is a neo-classical construction over the Tidal Basin in the memory of Thomas Jefferson who played a key role in the Declaration of Independence and held many important positions in the Federal Government. He was the first US Secretary of State and the third president of America.
This building was built in 1920 as a memorial to the 16th President of United States, Abraham Lincoln. He was the President of United States at the time of the American Civil War. The building is constructed in a Greek style with a large sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and inscriptions of his two famous speeches over it.
The Madame Tussauds museum in Washington is the 12th museum in the series of Madame Tussaud’s museums constructed all over the world. These museums hold waxed look-alike figures of famous personalities relating to myriad fields including culture, music, sports, television and politics. In addition to all these, it also showcases the sculptures of all 44 U.S. presidents.
Established in 1946, the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) is part of the Smithsonian Institutional group under the Government of United States. Greeted by the Wright Brother’s first ever plane model at the entrance, the tourists enter into the world’s best ever collection of historical aircraft and spacecraft inside its premises. It is also a research center for the history and science of aviation and many other related fields of science.
Gifted to the United States by the Mayor of Tokyo back in 1912, these beautiful Cherry trees are planted on the north bank of the Tidal basin. The National Cherry Blossom festival celebrated every year, gives a chance to witness the beautiful blooming of pink and white blooms.
Located just a couple blocks away from National Air and Space Museum, the US Capitol building is the meeting point of the Congress of United States. It has a white exterior built in a neo-classical style. It is situated on top of the Capitol Hill and its origins date back to the year 1800.
Washington D.C, the capital city of United States of America lies on the Potomac River with bordering states of Maryland and Virginia. The city has been bejeweled by the 3 main branches of the Federal Government, the US Capitol, the White House and the Supreme Court and many other historical museums and performing-arts centers.
Designed by the Irish architect- James Hoban in white Aquia Creek Sandstone in neo-classical style, the White House is the official residence of the US President starting John Adams, the second US President in 1800. It is located at the Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C.

In the morning, we will go to Pennsylvania for the Hershey’s Chocolate world to become witness to the live demonstration of chocolate-making. Moving on, we will pass the capital of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg which lies on the east bank of the Susquehanna River. Then, we will go on to visit the Roadside America museum which displays a model village to show life in rural America. At the end of the day, the bus will drop you back to the New York City. 

It is a fabulous place to visit where you can witness the process of manufacturing chocolate bars from cocoa beans. This can be done by taking the 30-minute Omni ride. Visitors will also be distributed a free Hershey’s chocolate sample. You can also buy chocolate products here for your friends and family.
It is a miniature village model presented to display life in rural America since pioneer days to the 20thcentury. It is built on a 6000 square foot area and carries over 300 miniature structures including trains, trolleys, trees, and models of rivers, streams and waterways. It also has many interactive animations like a circus parade, workers on construction sites, and saw mill workers, which visitors can actually activate and interact with.

Inclusive

  • Air-conditioned transport services.
  • Taxes are included in the Tour Price.
  • Experienced tour-guide.
  • Hotel Stay

Exclusive

Optional Attractions Adult Child
DC Potomac River Cherry Cruise $26 $18 (2-12)
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum DC $23 $17 (4-12)
Roadside America $8 $5 (3-11)
  • All of the meals during the tour.
  • A minimum wage of $8 must be paid in cash to the bus driver and tour guide for mandatory fees services. Any child is also subjected to pay the service fees. In case the visitors take the tour of 2 days then the services fees will be paid separately for each day.
  • Some other service charges may apply, such as personal room, valet services or beverages or any other bar items.
  • Private expenses will be paid by the visitors.

FAQ'sExpand

How much baggage is allowed to carry?

It depends on two things; if the tour is via 14 seat minibus then only one piece of baggage is allowed to carry otherwise it is recommended to carry two pieces of standard sized baggage per passenger. Always keep in mind that this is a tour bus ride, the less your baggage the more happy and lighter you will be.

Is restroom available on the bus?

The answer is yes. But it is recommended that you use the toilet only when there is a personal emergency. If you can wait then you should know that the bus stops along the way after every 2 to 3 hours. It helps the Bus crew to maintain a clean atmosphere on the bus. If there is personal emergency and you want to use it urgently then you can ask the staff to open it for you. 

What can we do if we choose not to go on the optional activities?

Definitely yes, if you wish not to participate in the tour activities you have option to hang around the tourist attractions as you like to. Some folks don’t want to go along with the tour activities which they had booked. It is allowed to go on your own but before you leave you have to inform the tour guide so he get notified and also he can inform you on the return time. It’s not wise to dispatch the group without informing the tour guide.

I am a vegetarian, what options I have on this tour?

It doesn’t matter you are vegetarian or not, because at meal break you will be presented with list of menus to choose from. You can enjoy various ethnic restaurants, street foods, and fast food restaurants along the way.  Plenty of vegetarian meals you can look for from the menu.

Is the drop-off location the same as boarding location?

Yes, you will be dropped-off at the same location where you started your journey. If there is change in location you will be notified through tour Special Notes page. Also you can ask your tour guided, most probably you will be notified.

Will the bus wait for me if I’m late?

The answer is sadly no. Tour buses will leave on time. It is wise to be punctual and arrive at the departure location half an hour before the depart time. This is a group tour where group needs are preferred over single individual. It is difficult for the bus to wait so please be understandable.

What is the payment method that Top Bus tours accept?

You can easily pay through Visa and MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Payments received are processed thru PayPal. The reason for that is to protect your transaction safety and provide you fast payment services. Cash is also acceptable with a 3% discount.

What happens if I don’t have PayPal account?

If you pay in cash you can also avail 3% discount and you should not be worried if you don’t have PayPal account. You can pay without it too; select the payment method when checking out for tour. First check as PayPal your payment method, then you will be preceded to PayPal checkout page. There you can see two options:

1)      Have a PayPal account; if you are paying via PayPal then simply transfer the payment to PayPal account.

2)      Don’t have PayPal account, Look for the check box that says “Don't have a PayPal account”, in the form fill your payment method (credit card) information which will be secured by PayPal’s SSL encryption, and after finishing the details click submit. That is all; your particular credit card will be billed as “PayPal TopBusTours”.

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  • NO extra handling fee or fee of processing will be charged with the above cancellation penalties mentioned.
  • Refund shall NOT be available for any section of the tour which is unused by the customer after the tour has commenced, no matter what the reasons.
  • Cancellations are to be provided directly with Top Bus Tours, NOT with the service providers.
  • Refund is not available if you don’t show up on the date of departure.
  • When dropping any booking you will be affirmed through email of the aggregate cancellation charges and the refund amount. In the event that you don't get this email from us inside of 3 business days, please reach us as quick as possible.
  • All due refunds shall be mailed by US check. Your credit card will be refunded if payment is made by credit card. It will take 7 business days after receiving of your cancellation notices, for refunds to be processed.
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  • In unexpected events, such as booking ONE day before the departure day, your reservation can not be confirmed by the service provider, your refund will be sent back to your original method of payment without a fee.
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  • Departure Date
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  • A small note on the reason for cancellation
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Change of an Existing Reservation

An expense of $30 per visit bundle will be charged for any change or update made to a reservation. The charges are (not exactly limited to the following): change of trip commencement date and area, alteration of visit/excursion bundle, include traveler(s) to a current reservation, and so on. To expel a customer from a current reservation, or update the trip commencement date inside of 14 days of departure date, the general Cancellation and Refund Policy will be put to use. Date Changes can be made just in the event that we can affirm accessibility on the new date. We can't promise that modifications can be made. If not, then continue to the standard cancellation and discount arrangement. You should present your Change of an Existing Reservation request by email (sales@topbustours.com) keeping in mind the end goal to assist the rescheduling procedure.

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