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4-Day New York/New Jersey to Niagara Falls, Corning, Philadelphia and Washington DC Tour (winter)

Avg $192 per person

Tour Code : TBTNYC40502

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

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

Availability : Mon, Thu

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Highlight :
Explore Philadelphia, Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Washington DC, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam & Korean War Memorial, White House, US Capitol, Niagara Falls, Secret Caverns and Corning Museum of Glass on this exciting 4 day guided bus tour with hotel accommodation and transportation at a deal breaking prices with great discounts.

Itinerary

In the morning, after you depart from the hotel for upstate New York, you will be visiting the Secret Caverns. Following that, we will be leaving for the Niagara Falls adventure trip, where, first of all, you will find yourself acquainting with the American Indian culture in the Native American Dance Show. Later in the evening, you will be heading to watch one of the best ever light projections you have ever seen, over the Niagara River.

Standard Hotel: (2 - 3 star) Days 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.

You will be taking the in-depth tour of Niagara Falls which includes Whirlpool State Park and Old Fort Niagara attraction. You will be thrilled to watch the Niagara whirlpool winding itself into the Niagara Gorge. The Old Fort Niagara has quite an important historical relevance to the city of Niagara Falls. Then after that, we will be taking you to watch the Niagara Falls IMAX movie which tells legends around the Niagara river in the form of a movie. Followed by this, visitors will be entering the Jet Boat vessels for the Jet Boat ride into the river. Lastly, we will head to the Corning Museum of Glass where you will be delighted to watch the Hot Glass show live workshop on glassmaking and learn the tips and techniques of glassmaking.

Standard Hotel: (2 - 3 star) Holiday Inn Express Germantown MD, Quality Inn Harrisburg 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 will be leaving for Washington DC on the third day of the tour. Here, among the first attractions of the day will be the elaborate view of the White House and the US Capitol looming before your eyes. Then we will head to the Lincoln Memorial where you will find the president’s large sitting statue along with 2 of his famous speeches. Then, we will be heading to the Jefferson Memorial followed by a visit to the National Air and Space Museum. Continue on, we will be taking you for the Potomac River cruise ride to experience on being an edge of the waterfront. In winters, the Potomac River cruise ride will be replaced by the International Spy Museum. If time permits, we will be visiting the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum which houses all 44 US presidents wax figures. 

Standard Hotel: (2 - 3 star) Comfort Inn, Red Roof Inn MD or similar

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.
This museum was opened in Washington in the year 2002 to reveal the espionage artifacts used by spies for carrying on secret espionage and intelligence missions in the past. These clearly highlight the techniques and the strategies used by them for spying. The museum presents the history of espionage in a way that is quite engaging for the tourists.
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.
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.
The Madame Tussauds museum in Washington is the 12th museum in the series of Madame Tussaud’s museums constructed all over the world. These museums hold waxed look-alike figures of famous personalities relating to myriad fields including culture, music, sports, television and politics. In addition to all these, it also showcases the sculptures of all 44 U.S. presidents.
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.
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.

We will be visiting the Amish Farms to learn all about the Amish ways and means of living. Then, the tour will move to Philadelphia, where we will take you to the National Independence Historical Park for visiting the Liberty Bell Center. The Liberty Bell is now the iconic symbol of American Revolution and Freedom. You will also have a chance to grab the view the Independence Hall building where Declaration of Independence was drafted and signed. Then, we will have a quick campus tour of the prestigious Ivy League school, Princeton University, before going back to New York City.

Amish are a group of people who are basically church fellowships who are known for following a simple lifestyle and have not adopted the modern ways of living. The Amish Farm and House comprises a 25-acre farm and a house with various rooms including a Church room, the Kitchen room, and the Bedrooms which has Amish-styled clothing hanging inside them, all quite elaborately explaining the Amish style of living.
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.
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.
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.
This University was established before the American Revolution in the year 1746 and was the 4th chartered institution in the thirteen colonies of United States. The University was shifted to its recent location in around 1755. It provides many major undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in various disciplines to its students.

Inclusive

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

Exclusive

Optional Attractions Adult Child
Amish Farms $21.95 $14.95 (5-11)
Corning Museum of Glass $18 Free (under 17)
DC Potomac River Cruise $26 $18 (2-12)
International Spy Museum $21.95 $14.95 (7-11)
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)
Niagara Jet Boat $61 $51 (4-12)
Princeton University $10 $10
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.
  • 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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