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4-Day New York/New Jersey to Niagara Falls, Toronto and Montreal Tour

List Price $250 Save $50

Avg $200 per person

Tour Code : TBTNYC-0006

Duration : 4 day(s) 3 night(s)

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

Availability : Thu

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Highlight :
For summers get to Watkins Glen Park in NY. If its winter weather, head to Corning Glass Museum instead, which will lead to Niagara Falls later. Cross over to Toronto’s side of Niagara Falls the next day, after experiencing the Maid of the Mist boat tour through Niagara Falls. In Canada, visit Skylon Tower and then head to Toronto to visit the CN Tower. Later we visit Ripley’s Aquarium and after that visit the most famous Chinatown in the world. Take a thousand islands cruise the next morning if its summer weather; otherwise we shall take you on a visit to Ottawa. Visit Parliament buildings and Olympics stadium here. The very next day, our last stop of the trip will be at Ausable Chasm in NY from where we shall head back to the pickup locations.

Itinerary

Summer Schedule

Starting our trip from New York, we will travel north to the Watkins Glen State Park, situated in New York. Watkins Glen State Park is widely the most well-known park amongst the Finger Lakes State Parks. Inside two miles, the glen's stream slides 400 feet past 200-foot bluffs, producing 19 waterfalls along its course. Edge trails here give an eagle eye's view over the crevasse. It's a flawless park for photography and for losing oneself in nature. An additional charge of $10 per person shall be charged for park entry and parking fee. One very important thing to remember is that we will visit Watkins Glen just when climate condition permits. In the event of a tempest, we maintain whatever authority is needed to change the schedule to Corning Glass considering life-security issues.

Winter Schedule

Embark on this journey from New York, from where we will travel north to the Corning Glass Museum in Corning, NY to find out about glass making. Located in western New York, it is committed to the history, workmanship, and science behind glass making. Visitors here will be welcome to watch the Hot Glass Show which is performed by expert glass constructing skilled workers. From that point on, we will proceed with the excursion to Niagara Falls, situated in the American side at New York, where we will see Thundering Water Cultural Show. It is an energizing customary Native American moves, and the night will be finished with the wonderful local singing and the ravishing conventional dances. Later around in the night fall, the perspective of the great American and Horseshoe falls at night will have guests awestruck with a totally new perspective to look at the falls from.

Hotel: Universal Inn or equivalent.

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.
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.
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.

We will proceed with our visit of the Niagara Falls by joining the Maid of the Mist, the well-known watercraft ride which takes travelers as near the falls as could be expected safely under the given circumstances at that time. Get eye to eye with the stunning thunder of the beating waters and get drenched with the cool mist from the Fall's water. Next up, we will see an educational motion picture at the IMAX Theater. We shall cross over to Canada through the Rainbow Bridge, and will climb the Skylon Tower. This perception tower on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls offers superior perspectives of this Wonder of the World. The tower stands 520 feet from road level and 775 feet from the base of the falls. Unwind and make the most of your supper at the 360 degree Revolving Dining Room or the family-reasonable Summit Suite Buffet Dining Room eatery. Admission to the Ride-to-the-Top and Indoor/Outdoor Observation Decks are constantly free when you dine in.

The visit then leaves for Toronto, Ontario, the biggest city of Canada. The CN Tower will be the principal stop here for remarkable perspectives of the city and Lake Ontario. It is the tallest detached structure in Canada, furthermore the most difficult to miss in our trek. The most elevated review region on the CN Tower is from the Sky Pod at 447 meters and a lower seeing zone, the Glass Floor, offers a 10,000 foot perspective over the city as guests stand on a glass floor as the name recommends. Around the bend of CN Tower is the Ripley's Aquarium of Canada which holds more than 16,000 incredible species of marine life, highlighting with North America's longest submerged survey tunnel (96 meters) which permit you to stroll by the Sharks, Rough tail Stingrays, and so on. Later, encounter the tastefulness and magnificence of the Edwardian period at Casa Loma, the only full sized mansion in North America and Toronto's head noteworthy fascination.

Lake Ontario Cruise which is accessible for Summer Schedule for the months of April – October, offers ravishing perspectives of the city and region from the waters. See the city of Toronto and the encompassing territory from new perspectives. We will likewise go by the intricately styled City Hall whose dazzling semi-circle shaped structure makes it recognized in the city's history. Later in the day, we will come to the chronicled Chinatown. This one will be one of the biggest and most seasoned Chinatowns in North America, going back to the 1870s, and the verifiable range highlights numerous valid basic supplies, eateries, and shops and gourmets.

Hotel: Travelodge or equivalent.

It is a 3-floor mansion, turned into a vintage museum with unique architecture and lavish gardens. The building was constructed by the architect E. J. Lennox for the residence of financier Sir Henry Mill Pellatt. It has various extensively designed rooms such as the Oak Room, a library room, Guest Suite, conservatory, Lady Pellatt’s Suite, and the Round Room.
It is a 45-minute harbor cruise ride aboard the Oriole ship, for sightseeing around Lake Ontario. You will be mesmerized to watch the Toronto skyline from a distance, along with major Toronto attractions such as Toronto Island Airport, Queens Quay Terminal, Harbourfront Centre, Rogers Centre, CN Tower, HTO Park, the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse, and the Air Canada Centre. The journey will take you on an interactive GPS triggered headset tour available in English, French, Spanish and Mandarin. You will also be shown waterfront visuals on the TV while riding on the ship.
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 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.
It is the bridge over the Niagara Falls gorge connecting the two cities with the same name Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada from the west and Niagara Falls, New York, United States from the east. It was built at the site of Honeymoon Bridge which collapsed in 1938. It is officially known as Niagara Falls International Rainbow Bridge, has an arch-shaped construction, and a well-known tourist site.
To around 775 feet above the ground, the visitors will be taken to the Skylon Tower Observation Deck in a ‘Yellow Bug’ glass enclosed elevator. The view would include the Niagara Falls Gorge, the wine district of Niagara, the lovely landscape along with the Toronto and the Buffalo skylines.
This is the place which houses the municipal government of Toronto. It is located at the Nathan Phillips Square. The forecourt area of the city Hall hosts many festivals and important events in Toronto. There are pyrotechnic display and musical performances also being hosted here every New Year.

Summer Schedule

Early next morning, we shall head to the Thousand Islands to take a Cruise Tour of the territory. As the name demonstrates, the Thousand Islands constitute a huge group of 1,864 islands that straddles the Canada-U.S. fringe in the Saint Lawrence River as it rises up out of the upper east corner of Lake Ontario. Notwithstanding taking in the landscape, travelers on pontoon visits can learn of the historical backdrop of the area, which was once home to privateers and racketeers, and appreciate perspectives of some renowned spots, for example, the Boldt Castle along the way. We will also get to see the shortest international bridge in the whole world.

Winter Schedule

Since 1000 Islands Cruise visit will be shut amid winter time. Our visit won't be able to happen towards the 1000 islands region amid Nov to March. Subsequent to completing the schedule in Toronto, will making a beeline for Ottawa specifically, where we will drive along St. Lawrence River and towards Canada's Capital and political focus, Ottawa. Here we will visit the Parliament structures and the noteworthy Peace Tower with the stature of 295 feet. After a short stay, we will drive on to Montreal, a French-talking and second biggest city of Canada. The 175-meter slanted Olympic Tower together with the 1976 Olympics stadium has turned into the renowned image of the city. Montreal Biodome is by Olympic tower, is second biggest herbal patio nursery, zoo, aquarium, it has such a variety of various creatures and plants, which makes it super exciting to watch.

Hotel: Gouverneur Relais St Jean Hotel or equivalent.

It is a basilica in Old Montreal, Quebec. Built in a Gothic Revival style and is constructed in strikingly different colors. It is located at the corner of Saint Sulpice Street, and opposite the Place d’Ames square. The church holds several religious statues depicting the religious history of Montreal.
Old Montreal is one of the major tourist attractions and is one of the oldest urban regions in North America. The old town offers various recreational opportunities to its visitors and has a variety of restaurants, shops, hotels, museums, and monuments around.
The Olympic Stadium is a unique monument in Montreal, which is well-known for hosting various fairs, exhibitions, and film shoots, that too with a seating capacity of 56000 people and attracts millions of visitors annually. With the height of about 165 meters, the Montreal Tower is the tallest inclined tower in the world at an inclination of 45 degrees. It offers a breath-taking panoramic view to its visitors, thereby allowing them to enjoy the scenic beauty of the St. Lawrence River Valley.
Overlooking the Ottawa River, the Parliament Hill is considered to be the political as well as cultural heart of the city, wherein the politicians sit and discuss the present and future issues of the country. Peace Tower, also known as the Tower of Victory and Peace is a clock tower, situated in the front and center of the Centre Block of the Parliament Building. It was constructed in the memory of the Canadian men and women who have sacrificed their lives in World War I.
A group of 1864 islands together, the Thousand Islands tour on the cruise perhaps make for the most beautiful destination in New York definitely worth a visit. The Saint Lawrence River on which these islands are based emerge from the north-east corner of Lake Ontario, and connect the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. The Thousand Islands were once the hot-spot of pirates. Among the prominent locations of the islands are the Deer Island, Zavikon Island which is known for the world’s shortest international bridge, and the Boldt Castle mansion situated on the Heart Island. Spread over a 50 miles area, some islands of the Thousand Islands, lie both on the American as well as the Canadian side of the River.

Starting the day with a brief stay at the affordable duty-free stores, we shall head straight to Ausable Chasm which is located in upstate New York. Carved intricately by Mother Nature into the Adirondack Mountains by a river, this place is comprised of as thick as 500 foot sandstones that have been here since as far back as 500 million years. Towards the south end of this place, it ends up into Lake Champlain, giving it all its beauty. Once we are done with our visit here, we shall head straight back towards the pickup places set by us in New York, once the sun sets.

It is a huge gorge made up of sandstone and is one of the oldest and popular natural attractions in the Adirondacks region of the Upstate New York. It offers a spectacular view of nature’s beauty, thereby, allowing you to enjoy and relax under the blue sky.

Inclusive

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

Exclusive

Optional Attractions Adult Child
Ausable Chasm Basic $17.95 + tax $9.95 + tax (5-12)
Casa Loma $25 $18 (4-13)
CN Tower $39.55 $28.25 (4-12)
Corning Museum of Glass $18 Free (under 17)
Hornblower Niagara Cruise (Seasonal) $19.95 + tax $12.25 + tax (5-12)
Lake Ontario Cruise $25 $17
Montreal Biodome $19.75 $10 (5-17)
Native American Dance Show $21 $13 (4-10)
Niagara Falls IMAX Movie Canada $14.75 $11 (4-12)
Olympic Stadium and Tower $23.25 $11.5 (5-17)
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada $37.27 $25.97
Skylon Tower Observation Deck $15 $9 (3-12)
Thousand Islands Scenic Boat Ride (Seasonal) $27 $19 (4-12)
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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  • 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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  • 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.
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