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2-Day Washington DC to New York City and Times Square New Year's Eve Countdown Tour

Avg $188 per person

Tour Code : TBTDC-0006

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

Departure City : Washington DC

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Join the guided bus tour starting from Washington D.C to explore Times Square, Wall Street, Trinity Church, Empire State Building, enjoy a sightseeing cruise at Hudson River and much more New Year fun. The tour price includes ground transportation, professional tour guides and hotel stay.

Departure

Boarding Location
07:00 AM - 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043 (Tyson Corner Westin Hotel)
07:30 AM - 610 F Street NW, Washington DC 20001 (Shakespeare Theater)
08:00 AM - 460 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850 (Supermarket)

Itinerary

In the morning after picking up travelers we will leave Washington D.C. We will drive towards New Jersey. Upon arrival, we will check in to the hotel, put away our luggage and get room keys. Then we will visit Times Square in Manhattan to enjoy the biggest ceremony in the City on New Year's Eve. We will dismiss at the designated meeting place and enjoy the free time at own. We will walk freely around the Times Square and celebrate New Year with thousands of visitors. We may enjoy watching wonderful performances and shows before the countdown. Roads of countdown zone will close for pedestrian only so we may freely sightsee the bright lights and New Year street celebrations. We may choose any one option of the countdown.

Option 1: We may enjoy ambling around the Times Square and appreciate the wonderful performance before the countdown. The excitement begins when we experience the known New Year street celebrations and eyewitness the historic moment.
(Free of charge)

Option 2: We may pay some additional fee to buy an Applebee Party Pass and get unlimited access to Countdown zone. Here we will be in the center of all excitement and fun and enjoy House DJ / Live Entertainment, Dance Floor, Party Favors, Premium Open Bar, Premium Chef’s selection buffet, Champagne Toast at Midnight and more entertainment.
$375 will be charged for adults and $250 for the kids.

Option 3: For more excitement, we may spend three hours in a New York Sightseeing Countdown Dinner Cruise. Here we will witness outstanding views of the city skyline and amazed by the perfect entertainment. We will get a chance to dance on greatest hits, enjoy favorite drinks at the open bar and sightsee the brilliant firework display on the sky that illuminates iconic landmarks and adds splashes of color to the skyline.
$411/person will be charged that include transfer service to the pier.

When the countdown ceremony ends, we will head back to the hotel for night stay. Travelers may also conclude the tour and avail complimentary drop-off service to the three major airports (LGA/JFK/EWR).

Note: Guests must take flights after 4:00 AM on 1 January 2019. If the room is not occupied at that night (count by room), Tour fee does not change; If the room is occupied, and drop-off service is provided for guests who shared the room, there will be a one-time charge of $20/person. Indoor waiting area service and a pack of hand-warmer to keep warm in countdown zone will be provided. Hotel shuttle bus will be departing at 18:00/21:00/01:30.

Hotel: Days Hotel East Brunswick/ Red Roof Inn Edison or equivalent.

This is a commercial area located in Manhattan. It is at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. It is a major entertainment center for visitors. It is also the annual "ball drop" spot on every New Year's Eve, a tradition which started in December 31, 1907, which draws millions of people towards Times Square every New Year.
Begin our day in the morning and leave the hotel. We will explore the main landmarks of New York City. First, we will visit the Well-known Wall Street, here we will take some notable pictures with the Charging Bull and explore the Trinity Church. Our next stop will be the Empire State Building, from the observation deck we will adore the magnificent view of the central park and the entire of New York City. Then we will head to Hudson River, here we will enjoy a sightseeing cruise and take pictures with the backdrops of Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge. In the evening, we will conclude our tour and drop off travelers.
The main floor for observation deck is the 86th Floor of the Empire State building. This place has formed part of cinematography in many movies. You can locate the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Hudson River, and the Times Square from an open-air observatory.
Also known as Poughkeepsie Bridge, Walkway over the Hudson is a steel cantilever bridge on Hudson River. It is part of the Walkway over the Hudson State Historic Park where an old suspension bridge was converted into a linear walkway. It is 1.28 miles long and is one of the longest pedestrian walkway bridge in the world.
Wall Street of New York is famous for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ, because of which it has become the synonym to the US financial markets. There are also headquarters of some other less known stock exchanges in the area. It is an 8-block-long street running from Broadway to South Street in Lower Manhattan.

Inclusive

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

Exclusive

Optional Attractions Adult Child
Applebee Party Pass $375 $250
Empire State Building $37 $31 (6-12)
New York Sightseeing Countdown Cruise $411 $411
Statue of Liberty Cruise $29 $17 (3-12)
  • All of the meals during the tour.
  • A minimum wage of $10 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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You buying a ticket will start reservation process no matter what you technique for payment is later on. The cancellation charge will be considered once you create your reservation. The expenses result from our travel and inn supplier canceling so as to cover losses and charges brought about by affirmed and pending bookings. All cancellation and correction notification must be made by e-mailing specifically to sales@topbustours.com or by standard US mail. Time of cancellation will be resolved when notification is gotten and affirmed by our office. We prescribe every client to completely assess our cancellation and money return strategy and also they should think about obtaining travel insurance too.

  • 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.
  • Top Bus Tours claims all authority to drop or reschedule any visit/get-away trip bundle for any reason, including low demand. In the event that a visit/excursion bundle is scratched off preceding the commencement of the trip, Top Bus Tours just obligation will be to return any amount customers paid for reservation. Top Bus Tours will attempt to re-book the same get-away with an alternate takeoff date, or a comparative excursion. On the other hand, please remember that if this happens, it would be under extremely extraordinary and uncommon circumstances, so keep in mind that we will attempt our best to suit our clients' travel needs.
  • 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.
  • Top Bus Tours cannot be held accountable for any other travel arrangements that get effected due to cancellations, by Top Bus Tours or by clients.

The below mentioned information is necessary if you have to apply for cancellation of your reservation:

  • E-TICKET Number
  • Your Full Name
  • Tour Name/Tour Code
  • Departure Date
  • Total Value of the Transaction
  • A small note on the reason for cancellation
  • Provide your valid email address in case if the cancellation request is not submitted by US mail

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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