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3-Day New York to Corning Glass Museum, Niagara Falls, Philadelphia and Washington DC Tour

List Price $165 Save $33

Avg $132 per person

Tour Code : TBTNYC-0005

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

Departure City : New York City

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

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Highlight :
Join us on a 3 day thrilling tour, witnessing amazing Schenectady, Niagara Falls, Watkins Glen State park, Corning Glass Museum, White House, Jefferson Memorial, US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Independence Hall and liberty Hall. Our package will include your 2 night's hotel stay and also transportation by air conditioned vehicles.

Itinerary

We will be picking up all the guests from New York and New Jersey, early in the morning and head north either to Howe Caverns or the Secret Caverns in New York. And following that, will reach the Niagara Falls and witness a Thundering water Cultural Show and the mesmerizing night illumination of the falls.

Schenectady, New York

Howe Caverns: Naturally formed cave, 48 m deep. Pretty fascination for adventure loving people. It houses an underground lake called the Lake of Venus, also visit the Cave House Museum of Mining and Geology.

Secret Caverns: Observe this beautiful creation of nature more than 100 steps below ground level and discover waterfalls trickling down the rocks.

Niagara Falls, New York

Thundering Water Cultural Show: The show portrays the impact of the Niagara Falls on the local native people, their lives and culture, by using dance as the medium. They find the falls sacred.

Niagara Falls Illumination: Observe the spectacular night illumination of the falls, if they show takes place as it is seasonal.

That marks the end of day 1, and we reach our hotel for the night.

Hotel: Sleep Inn/RTT Inn, Rochester

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 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.

Today we get out in the morning once again in pursue of the falls, where we experience the thrilling Maid of the Mist, or a Jet Boat Ride, watch the Niagara Falls Adventure Movie. From there we indulge in a Niagara Falls in depth Tour. After that, we go to the Watkins Glen State Park in summer and to the Corning Glass Museum in winter.

Maid of the Mist: Get up close and witness the Niagara Falls personally. Passengers will board a boat and will be taken under the curve of the roaring falls. The dense mist of spray in the air, it is one of those amazing experiences one can have.

Jet Boat Ride (seasonal): Go on a trip down the Niagara River in a custom built jet boat. Get your best shots, of the Niagara Gorge and even the famous Whirlpool rapids.

Niagara Falls Adventure Movie: An impressive 45-foot screen will bring to you a movie on the history of the falls which mainly focuses on the brave stunts people have done here at the falls, some have crossed it, even jumped off, etc.

Niagara Falls in depth tour: See the famous water formation at the Whirlpool State Park and see the Old Fort Niagara on an exciting fuller tour of the Niagara area.

Watkins Glen State Park (summer): Watch the dramatic gorge created in the center of the park by the Glen Creek stream, making a cavern like rock formation. Spend time in the park camping or hiking, fishing, etc.

Corning Museum of Glass (winter): This amazing museum is one of the places which will make you proud of your decision to have come here. Absolute treat for the eyes. Glass objects more than 3500 years old are at display here. Demonstrations of glass making are given and you can also make your own glass after that.

Then we are done for the day and reach the hotel at the end of day 2.

Hotel: Quality Inn, Comfort Inn, Days Inn 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.
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!
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.
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.

Comes the 3rd and last day of our tour, we head south to the capital, Washington DC and visit some of the interesting places. Visit the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum if there is enough time, go on a lovely cruise on the Potomac River and capture the various sites of the capital. Further we move on to Philadelphia, see the Liberty Bell and the independence hall in the National Independence Park.

Washington DC

National Air and Space Museum: A Smithsonian Institute Museum in the capital, the National Air and Space Museum brings to you the history and science of flight. Exhibits concerning the Wright Brothers, Buzz Aldrin and many others can be found here.

US Capitol: Observe the critically designed architecture, specially the dome of the famous United States Capitol, the meeting place of US Congress for the past 200 years.

White House: See the iconic White House, the official residence and office of the United States President.

Lincoln Memorial: This monument was built in honor of the 16th president of US, Abraham Lincoln. He is most famous because of the Emancipation Proclamation which freed all the slaves in US.

Vietnam Veteran Memorial: pay respect to the ones who lost their lives at the battlefield of the Vietnam War. A popular shrine for American people.

Korean War Veterans Memorial: This triangular memorial commemorates the brave soldiers who served the United States and died in the line of duty at the Korean War.

Jefferson Memorial: This neo-classical design memorial opened in 1943, in honor of the 3rd president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. It receives 2 million visitors annually.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum: Watch the famous and infamous life-like statues of the public figures, which lines the hall of this amazing Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, in its Washington DC branch.

Potomac River Cruise: Experience a lovely cruise down the Potomac River which runs along the capital. Capture some interesting and historic landmarks.

Philadelphia

Liberty Bell: Crafted more than 250 years ago in 1752, the symbol of American Independence and Spirit. It is located at the Liberty Bell Center, Philadelphia.

Independence Hall: The Founding Fathers of the United States of America wrote, debated and ratified the US Constitution here in the Independence Hall along with the declaration of Independence in the Independence National Historical Park.

National Independence Park: Here the Revolutionary war sites are well preserved for generations to witness. It should not be missed when in Philadelphia.

And there ends our 3 day thrilling tour. Go home carrying fond memories in your preferred drop off arrangement.

  Note:    The order of Itinerary will be reversed for Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Inclusive

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

Exclusive

Optional Attractions Adult Child
$25 $15 (under 11)
Corning Museum of Glass $18 Free (under 17)
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum DC $23 $17 (4-12)
Maid of the Mist (Seasonal) $18.25 $10.65 (6-12)
Native American Dance Show $21 $13 (4-10)
Niagara Falls IMAX Movie USA $12 $8 (6-12)
Niagara Jet Boat $61 $51 (4-12)
Secret Caverns $18 $10 (6-12)
Washintgon DC Potomac River Cruise $26 $18 (2-12)
Watkins Glen State Park $10 $8 (3-12)
  • 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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