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5-Day Washington DC to Harvard University, MIT, Niagara Falls and Boston Harbor Tour

Avg $397 per person

Tour Code : TBTDC-0002

Duration : 5 day(s) 4 night(s)

Departure City : Gaithersburg; Washington DC

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

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Highlight :
Join the guided bus tour starting from Maryland. We will explore Corning Museum of Glass, Niagara Falls, American Fall, the Horseshoe Fall, the Bridal Veil Fall, Niagara Whirlpool State Park, Old Fort Niagara, Lake Ontario, Boston, the Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Boston harbor and Quincy Market,the One World Observatory, USS Intrepid, Wall Street, Times Square, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Madame Tussauds, the campus of Columbia University, Lincoln Center, Broadway theaters, Grand Central Station, New York Stock Exchange, American Museum of Natural History, Fifth Avenue and the Bloomingdale's shopping center. Ground transportation, hotel stay, and professional tour guide will be provided to visitors.

Departure

Boarding Location
06:45 AM - 2 Montgomery Village Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20879 (Holiday Inn)

Itinerary

In the morning, we will start our tour after picking up travelers. First, we will explore the Museum of Glass in Corning. Here we will get amazed by the wonderful Hot Glass Show performed by a skilled glass craftsman. We will also witness the great collection of glass objects. Then we will have our lunch. After that we will head to Niagara Falls, here we will eyewitness the Bridal Veil Fall, the American Fall, and the Horseshoe Fall. Then we will enjoy the well-known Maid of the Mist ride to get very close to the Niagara Falls (Summer Schedule). We will also enjoy watching a Niagara IMAX movie. Next, we will relish the Niagara In-depth Tour and observer an incredible beauty of the Niagara Whirlpool State Park, the Old Fort Niagara, and Lake Ontario. We will also adore the nighttime illumination. When night falls, we will head to the hotel for night stay.

Note: If any visitor is not joining the In-Depth tour he/she may stay in the Falls Park for self-exploration. Due to late sunset time and US Federal Government regulations, night view on some summer evenings may be limited or not available.In the winters,we will take a Jet boat ride on the Niagara River instead of Maid of Mist.In bad weather conditions Jet boat tour will be closed.

 Hotel: Days Inn/Quality Inn/Comfort 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!
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.
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.
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.
The Niagara Whirlpool State Park attracts public as it has is a 125 feet deep Niagara whirlpool formed between the Niagara Gorge to the downside of the River Niagara. It is known to have been formed around 4200 years ago.

On the second day of the tour in the morning, we will start our lovely day. We will cross the upstate New York and head to Boston. From our luxury tour bus, we will sightsee the wonderful view of the Erie Canal and mountains. In the afternoon, we will reach at the city of Cambridge. First, we will discover the Harvard University. In Harvard's oldest campus we will take pictures with the statue of John Harvard (Statue of Three Lies). Next, we will get a chance to take pictures with the backdrop of MIT's main buildings.  To sightsee the rest of Boston city we will pass by Swan Lake Park, Boston Athenaeum, the old Trinity Cathedral, Hancock Building, Boston Park, and overlook the Golden Dome of the State House. In the dinner, we will feel excited to taste the famous Boston lobsters meal. Head to the hotel for night stay.

Hotel: Quality Inn/ Days Inn/Red Roof Inn or similar.

In the morning of the third day, we will start our fun filled tour. First, we will take the cruise ship to enjoy afarfetched view of the Boston harbor.After that, we will make a stop at the old Quincy Market.In the market,we will walk around to enjoy shopping and taste some authentic cuisines. We may also taste the famous New England clam chowder. In the afternoon, we will head to New York for night stay.

Hotel: E Hotel Banquet & Conference Center, Red Roof Inn, Days Inn or similar.

Today in the morning we will leave the hotel and start to explore the famous landmarks of New York City. To learn about the history and culture of New York city we will visit the One World Observatory. Here we will enjoy the attractive view of the central park and the entire of New York City. Next, we will enjoy a cruise tour on the Hudson River. We will also take pictures with the backdrops of Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty.Our next stop will the USS Intrepid where we will witness the variety of aircraft. We will also stroll around the Wall Street and get a chance to take pictures with Trinity Church, New York Stock Exchange and its signature sculpture Charging Bull. When day end, our bus will pass by Ground Zero, Rockefeller Center, the World Trade Center and the Fifth Avenue. Head to the hotel for night stay.

Note: If time allows we will also visit Times Square, Madame Tussauds' and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hotel:  E Hotel Banquet & Conference Center/ Red Roof Inn/Days Inn or similar.

This museum was founded in 1982 when the founders acquired the ‘Intrepid’ aircraft which served as carrier during World War II and the Vietnam War. It also houses world’s first space shuttle - Enterprise in the Space Shuttle Pavilion. There are also 28 other restored aircrafts on display in the museum.
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.
This is a commercial area located in Manhattan. It is at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. It is a major entertainment center for visitors. It is also the annual "ball drop" spot on every New Year's Eve, a tradition which started in December 31, 1907, which draws millions of people towards Times Square every New Year.
Wall Street of New York is famous for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ, because of which it has become the synonym to the US financial markets. There are also headquarters of some other less known stock exchanges in the area. It is an 8-block-long street running from Broadway to South Street in Lower Manhattan.

On the last day, we will reach China Town in the morning. A professional tour guide will give travelers the New York map. We will explore the New York City freely by multiple transportation ways. We may enjoy the finest New York strip steaks in the well-known steakhouses. Visitors can take a ride by the historical subway to sightsee every corner of the city like Lincoln Center, the campus of Columbia University, American Museum of Natural History, Grand Central Station, Broadway theaters, New York Stock Exchange, the authentic work of ‘Tong Pak Fu’, SoHo in lower Manhattan and much more. Visitors may avail a chance to enjoy shopping at Fifth Avenue and the Bloomingdale's shopping center (for the priority guests of our company, there will be the exclusive discount card 90% off). At the end of this fantastic tour, a bus without tour guide takes visitors back to Washington D.C. or visitors may drop-off at the New York airports (JFK/LGA/ EWR).

Note: Tours inside New York Stock Exchange need booking online by tourists. Complimentary airport drop-off is provided for 24 hours, with the particular time arranged accordingly.

Inclusive

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

Exclusive

Optional Attractions Adult Child
Boston Harbor Cruise $22 $17 (3-11)
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens $16 $8
Corning Museum of Glass $19.50 Free (under 17)
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum $33 $24 (3-12)
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum NYC $25 $23 (4-12)
Maid of the Mist (Seasonal) $19.25 $11.20 (6-12)
Metropolitan Museum of Art $25 Free (under 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 $66 $56 (4-12)
One World Trade Center $37.00 $30.00
Statue of Liberty Cruise $29 $17 (3-12)
  • All of the meals during the tour.
  • A minimum wage of $10 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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