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3-Day New York/New Jersey to Philadelphia, Watkins Glen, Niagara Falls & Washington DC Tour

List Price $165 Save $33

Avg $132 per person

Tour Code : TBTNYC-0010

Duration : 3 day(s) 2 night(s)

Departure City : Edison; Flushing; New York City; Parsippany

Availability : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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Highlight :

In our 3 day remarkable tour we visit the Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls Adventure Movie, Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls night illumination, Niagara in depth tour), Watkins Glen, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Corning. It includes 2 nights of stay arrangements and ground transportation facility in air conditioned vehicles.

Itinerary

All the passengers will be picked up from New York or New Jersey according to their preferences in the morning. We head straight to Philadelphia to visit the National Independence Park where we see the famous Liberty Bell and also the historic Independence Hall and then carry on to Washington DC and see all the famous monuments and landmarks it has to offer.

 

Philadelphia

 

Liberty Bell: The cracking of this famous Liberty Bell marked America's rising as an independent nation. It is the symbol to American Revolution, was crafted way back in 1750.

 

Independence Hall: The Founding Fathers of America have written, debated and ratified the US Constitution in this very hall. The declaration of Independence was also done in here. It is Philadelphia's one of the most famous landmarks.

 

Washington DC

 

White House: See the world famous fasade of this Neo classical style designed mansion which officially houses the US President and also happens to be his work place.

 

US Capitol: The meeting place of US Congress for the past 200 years, witness the US Capitol building, its elaborate dome and the intricately designed columns.

 

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum: Come visit the Washington DC arm of this worldwide phenomenon, the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. It houses famous personalities who have done noteworthy contribution in their fields of expertise. Appreciate the work of art that leads to such life-like outcomes.

 

Lincoln Memorial: Visit this monument which honors the 16th president of the nation, Abraham Lincoln. He is famous mostly for the Emancipation Proclamation which freed all the slaves in United States of America.

 

Vietnam War Veterans Memorial: A place to remember the brave who died at the battlefield of the Vietnam War. It has now became a shrine for the American citizens.

 

Korean War Veterans Memorial: This triangular shaped Memorial commemorates the ones who sacrificed their lives serving the US in the Korean War. It is located at the National Mall, south of the Reflecting Pool.


 

We retire to a hotel at the end of an illustrious day 1.

Hotel: Best Western or similar in Chantilly, VA or Hagerstown, MD
The cruise is available for a ride over the Potomac River scrolling along the view of the city’s greatest monuments and noteworthy structures in a glimpse. The visitors can have fun and relax in the cruise ride.
It is an important legislative building in Philadelphia which is well-known for the being the birthplace for the United States Declaration of Independence and the adoption of United States Constitution. The Independence National Historical Park where it is situated is a world heritage site. Built from 1732- 1751, the Independence Hall has a red brick construction in a Georgian style.
Located to the south of the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall, the Korean War Veterans Memorial symbolizes warriors who fought the Korean War. It is a triangular-shaped structure topped by a circle.
The Liberty Bell is an iconic representation of American Independence. The large bell is known for the Biblical reference of the verse “Proclaim LIBERTY Throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants Thereof”. Earlier known as the State house bell, it was used to call lawmakers to the legislative sessions to be held at the Independence National Historical Park.
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.
Spread over 5 floors covering an 85000 square feet area, Madam Tussauds Wax Museum New York is an ideal tourist destination that especially emphasizing on New York City theme, acting habitat to brilliant life-like wax creations. The museum adds new wax figures after every few months to its already existing collection of over 200 wax figures.
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.
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.
Built on a total area of around 2-acres, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was constructed in the memory of soldiers of the US army who were part of the Vietnam War. The memorial is known to have some controversy over the building’s design at the time of its construction.
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.

Today on the second day of our tour, we take the crew to Corning to see the Corning Glass Museum (in winter). Or else we go to the Watkins Glen State Park (in summer). Then further we continue to the Niagara Falls and observe the night time spectacular illumination of the falls and if time permits then we go on a Niagara in depth tour after that.


Corning, New York 


Corning Glass Museum: Visit this amazing museum, unlike any other typical one, it has displays of more than 40000 glass items and which even dates back millenniums. Learn some glass making techniques from the demonstrations and make your own glass on the spot. Acquaint yourself with the history and science of glass making.

 

Watkins Glen, New York.

 

Watkins Glen State Park: Get the visual of the wondrous gorge formed in the middle of the park by the Glen Creek Stream. It is among the most photographed places here in the North East. You can also hang around the park, there is a lovely lake, do fishing, hiking, camp with your friends or have a picnic with family.

 

Niagara Falls, New York.

Niagara Falls Illumination: The visitors experience a spectacular nigh time illumination of the falls at dusk, in the colours of the rainbow for more than 75 years now. It is a very impressive show.

Niagara Power Vista: Set among the scenic Niagara River Gorge, four miles downstream the falls, the Niagara Power Vista sports an observation deck and over 50 interactive exhibits.

Old Fort Niagara: Standing on Lake Ontario, the Old Fort Niagara, not far from the falls dominates the entrance of the Niagara River ever since 1726. The beauty of the place today is same as it has been depicted in history.

And that marks the end of the 2nd day and we move to our hotel for the night.

Hotel: Sleep Inn Amherst or similar

This museum is a reservoir of over 45000 objects and is located to the west of New York State. It is primarily dedicated to highlighting the history of the art of glass-making with facts like the origins of the first ever glass mask made 3000 years ago. You will also be enlightened about the art and the science behind glass-making. Viewers are baited to watch the Hot Glass show conducted by the professional glass craftsmen.
This in-depth tour visits Niagara Whirlpool State Park and the Old Fort Niagara.
Niagara Whirlpool State Park is spread over a 109 acre area in Niagara county, New York. It is famous for the Niagara Whirlpool formed in the Niagara Gorge towards the downstream of the Niagara Falls. The depth of the whirlpool is 125 feet and it was formed around 4200 years ago. The Niagara Old Fort at the mouth of the Niagara River was built around 300 years ago to control the enemies entering into the great lakes and the continent during the colonial wars. It was established by the French rulers in 1679.
Niagara Falls holds the history of almost 75 years to have been mesmerizing the public with vibrant illumination both from the American side as well as the Canadian side of the river. The night view from the US might be limited or not available sometimes due to the US Federal Government regulations on driving hours and late sunset time.
The Old Fort Niagara is a 300 year’s old fort that holds supreme historical importance. The fort is known to have played a critical role during the war between France and India, the American Revolution and the War of 1812.
Watkins Glen State Park is a renowned state park in the village of Watkins Glen. The Glen’s stream originates from 400 feet above, with 19 small waterfalls beneath, the exquisite one being the Cavern Cascade. It has around 200-foot cliffs. The place attracts a number of tourists and campers around the world.

Come day 3, and we once again venture out for the Niagara Falls to experience the more of what it has to offer. We first ride the Maid of the Mist and also see a Niagara Falls Adventure Movie.

Maid of the Mist: Experience the mighty falls from so closer like never before. The boat which starts from a calm region in the river takes you right under the curve of the roaring walls. Get wet in the foggy mist spray as the boat drives by.

Niagara Falls Adventure Movie: Enjoy an exciting adventure movie prepared on the interaction the humans have been having with the Niagara Falls since ages, mostly the daredevils who performed amazing stunts here at the falls and also shows a bit of history.

And there ends our 3 day remarkable tour. Carry home memories and happiness from the tour in our drop off facilities.

Note: Friday`s tour Itinerary order will be reversed from April to October 2017.

Here, the tourists will witness 6 million cubic feet of water falling over the edge on the top line, right in front of their eyes. The Maid of the Mist ride helps you delve deeper into the falls to have a view like never before!
This in-depth tour visits Niagara Whirlpool State Park and the Old Fort Niagara.
Niagara Whirlpool State Park is spread over a 109 acre area in Niagara county, New York. It is famous for the Niagara Whirlpool formed in the Niagara Gorge towards the downstream of the Niagara Falls. The depth of the whirlpool is 125 feet and it was formed around 4200 years ago. The Niagara Old Fort at the mouth of the Niagara River was built around 300 years ago to control the enemies entering into the great lakes and the continent during the colonial wars. It was established by the French rulers in 1679.
The tour comprises attractions like the Niagara Whirlpool State Park and the Old Fort Niagara, a 300 year’s old fort that holds supreme historical importance. The fort is known to have played a critical role during the war between France and India, the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The Niagara Whirlpool attracts public as it is a 125 feet deep whirlpool and was formed around 4200 years ago.
The Old Fort Niagara is a 300 year’s old fort that holds supreme historical importance. The fort is known to have played a critical role during the war between France and India, the American Revolution and the War of 1812.

Inclusive

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

Exclusive

Optional Attractions Adult Child
Corning Museum of Glass $18 Free (under 17)
DC Potomac River Cruise $26 $18 (2-12)
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum DC $23 $18 (4-12)
Maid of the Mist (Seasonal) $18.25 $10.65 (6-12)
Native American Dance Show $21 $14 (6-12)
Niagara Falls IMAX Movie USA $12 $8 (6-12)
Watkins Glen State Park $10 $10
  • 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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