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3-Day New York to Niagara Falls, Philadelphia and Washington DC Cherry Blossom Tour

Avg $132 per person

Tour Code : TBTNYC-0048

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

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

Availability : Mon, Wed, Fri

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Highlight :

Explore Secret Caverns, Niagara Falls, Whirl Pool State Park, Old fort Niagara, Corning Glass Museum, White House, Capitol Hill, Jefferson Memorial, Tidal Basin, Lincoln Memorial, and Independence National Historical Park on our exciting 3-day bus tour starting from New York with specials discounts.

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

Itinerary

We will begin the tour in the morning to head to upstate New York to Secret Caverns for the view of the massive 100 feet underground waterfall and various limestone rock formations of different shapes and sizes. Then we will head to the Niagara Falls for watching the Native American Dance Show which will acknowledge you about American Indian culture. At the end, we will head to the Illumination point where you will watch the Niagara Falls in its full glory, projected with colorful LED lights.

Standard Hotel: (2 - 3 star) Sleep Inn, Holiday Inn Buffalo airport or similar

It comprises of a drama like dance performance that portrays the effect or the impact of Niagara Falls over Native American people and their culture.
Niagara Falls is one of the most storied tourist attractions of the world. This is a waterfall with a total height of around 167 Feet, situated at the border of Canada and the United States. The Canadian part of the falls is also known as Horseshoe Falls, while it is divided into American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls towards the American side.
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.
Alighting into the 103-step staircase, 85 feet into the ground, you will reach the pre-historic remains of ancient rocks covered with multiple layers of limestone. There is a single entrance and exit to the Secret Cavern. These caverns are known to have been formed back in the Ice Age, more than 38000 years ago. These have been a major source of golden calcite and various forms of calcite known as stalactites, stalagmites, and flowstone.

After picking the guests from the hotel, we will go for the Niagara Falls In-depth tour which comprises the visit to the Old Fort Niagara and the Niagara Whirlpool State Park for watching the famous Niagara whirlpool inside the Niagara Gorge. Moving ahead we will be going for the Niagara Falls IMAX movie followed by the Jet Boat ride into the Niagara River. After covering all the Niagara attractions, we will take you to the Corning Museum of Glass where you will have a chance to admire thousands of glass objects created through brilliant glass craftsmanship.

Standard Hotel: (2 - 3 star) Comfort Inn, Days Inn MD 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.
The Legends of Adventure movie is showcased in a 314 seat auditorium picturizing the myths and the mysteries centered on the river Niagara. The sound is delivered through Digital Dolby surround sound as well as the river Niagara itself playing background music for the show. All the more, there are complimentary headsets provided for people of Chinese, Korean and Spanish origins.
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 Jet boat provides you a chance to play among the white water rapids on the Niagara River. It is enjoyed through a custom-built vessel that uses a triple turbo diesel waterjet system for better control, as you will be zipping past propelling and steering between the harsh courses of rapids.

We have reserved the Day 3 for sightseeing around the Washington DC. First, we will head to the White House which is the US President’s place of dwelling. Then we will be moving onto the U.S Capitol located on the Capitol Hill. Tourists from around the world come to admire the beautiful neo-classical constructions. Then, you will be visiting the Lincoln and the Jefferson Memorial. Following that, we will be taking you for the Cherry Blossom cruise ride along the Potomac River for the beautiful view of the Cherry Blossoms trees and their reflection over the water surface. You will have a passing glimpse of the other memorials such as the Pentagon, Washington Monument, and the Air Force Memorial in the cruise ride. In case of unfavorable weather conditions or reservation issues due to busy season, we will instead take you for the very famous Madam Tussauds Wax museum where you will appreciate amazing wax craft skills of workmen. After this, we will be going to visit the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. You will also pass along the red brick building of the Independence Hall along the way.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The city of Philadelphia, also known as Philly is one the popular cities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a prominent state in the United States of America. It played an important role during the American Revolution as a meeting place for members of the Federal department. Philadelphia is popular due to its culture, arts, and history which attracts huge tourists’ footfall to the city every year.
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.

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 Cherry Cruise $26 $18 (2-12)
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum DC $23 $17 (4-12)
Native American Dance Show $21 $13 (4-10)
Niagara Falls IMAX Movie USA $12 $8 (6-12)
Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour $25 $15 (under 11)
Secret Caverns $18 $10 (6-12)
  • 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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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.
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  • 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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  • E-TICKET Number
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  • Departure Date
  • Total Value of the Transaction
  • A small note on the reason for cancellation
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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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