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6-Day Chicago to Niagara Falls, Washington D.C, Detroit, New York and Baltimore Tour

Avg $590 per person

Tour Code : TBTCHI-0001

Duration : 6 day(s) 5 night(s)

Departure City : Chicago

Availability : Mon, Thu

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Highlight :
Join the guided bus tour starting from Chicago. We will visit Detroit, The General Motors Company headquarters, Henry Ford Museum, Pittsburgh, the Point State Park, Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, Baltimore, Philadelphia, the Independence National Historical Park,the Liberty Bell, the Statue of Washington, Congress Hall, Amish, New York City, the Rockefeller Center, the Times Square, Hudson Riverside, One World Observatory, USS INTREPID, Wall Street, Times Square, Metropolitan Museum of Art,Niagara Falls, Horseshoe Fall,the American Fall, the Bridal Veil Fall, Niagara Whirlpool State Park, the Old Fort Niagara, Lake Ontario, Cleveland and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Departure

Boarding Location
08:00 AM - 207 W Cermak Rd. Chicago, IL 60616

Itinerary

We will pick up the visitors in the morning and leave Chicago. We will head towards Detroit; it is the capital of automobiles.First, we will take a stop at the headquarters of the General Motors Company. Next, we will explore Henry Ford Museum. Here we will learn about the history of Ford and the Industrial Revolution.Night stay in a hotel is included.

Hotel: Quality Inn & Suites North Youngstown or similar.

Named on its founder- Henry Ford, the automobile giant, this museum has an exceptional collection of objects depicting the American history and innovation over time. Among the museum collection holds the limousine used by the 35th American president, John F. Kennedy, the rocking chair of Abraham Lincoln taken from the Ford’s theatre- the site where the ex-president was shot, the great inventor-Thomas Edison’s laboratory, the aircraft masters- Wright Brothers’ bicycle shop and Rosa Parks’ bus ride in representation of the racist incident which made her arrested in the bus, which became an important mark in the history of American Civil Rights.

On the second day in the morning, we will head to Pittsburgh. It is known as the Steel City and the City of Bridges. Here we will sightsee the Point State Park and enjoy the tremendous view of Pittsburgh. Then in the afternoon, we will head towards Washington, D.C. Here first we will witness the Lincoln Memorial. Then we will visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. Then we may take photos with backdrops of the White House and the U.S. Capitol due to the visit limitation for the public. In the end, we will take our exclusive DC cruise and witness the beautiful view of the town along the Potomac River. Along the way, we will also sightsee and pass by the WWII Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial and more. Head towards the hotel for night stay.

Hotel: Comfort Inn Capital Beltway 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.
Located to the south of the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall, the Korean War Veterans Memorial symbolizes warriors who fought the Korean War. It is a triangular-shaped structure topped by a circle.
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.
Built on a total area of around 2-acres, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was constructed in the memory of soldiers of the US army who were part of the Vietnam War. The memorial is known to have some controversy over the building’s design at the time of its construction.
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.

Today first we will explore the beauty of Baltimore. Here we will see shops, restaurants, and attractions that trap us. Then we will travel North towards Philadelphia and visit the Independence National Historical Park. Here we will enjoy a free time to walk around. Then we will sightsee the Liberty Bell, the Statue of Washington, Congress Hall, and many other great attractions.  Next, we will visit the Amish and witness its rural way of life. In the evening, we will reach New York City. We may join the exciting night tour and explore the city that Never Sleeps. The main attractions of three hours are the Times Square, the Rockefeller Center and Hudson Riverside with a panoramic view of the New York City skyline.  Night stay in the hotel.

Hotel: Ramada Plaza Newark Liberty International Airport or similar.

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.
Located at the mouth of Jones Falls in Baltimore, the Inner Harbor is a great tourist attraction. It is named after Lord Baltimore, an Irish Lord in the early 17th century. The port is surrounded by many food joints, shopping zones, museums, and sports stadiums making it a perfect tourist spot.
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 Rockefeller Center comprises 19 commercial buildings spread over an 89000 sq. meter Area. It is located between the 48 and 51st street of New York. It is considered to be a National Historic landmark since 1987. The area is famous for annual Christmas tree lighting. It is also the largest ever private building project undertaken in modern times.
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.

On the fourth day, we will spend our whole day in exploring the best of New York City and learn about its unique culture, history, much more. First, we will visit the One World Observatory. Here we sightsee the beautiful view of the central park and the whole of New York City. Next, we will enjoy a sightseeing cruise tour on the Hudson River. Then we will take pictures with the backdrops of Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty. Our next stop will be USS INTREPID. We will also travel around the Wall Street and take pictures with New York Stock Exchange, Trinity Church and its signature sculpture Charging Bull. We will also witness Times Square.Next, we will explore the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Our tour bus will pass by the Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue, the World Trade Center and Ground Zero. Head towards the hotel for night stay.

 Hotel: Ramada Plaza Newark Liberty International Airport 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.
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 fifth day in the morning, we will cross the states of New York and Pennsylvania and reach Niagara Falls. Here we will sightsee the thrashing water of the Horseshoe Fall, the American Fall, and the Bridal Veil Fall. Then we will take the exciting tour on the famed Maid of the Mist and gets as close as possible to the Niagara Falls. Next, we may enjoy watching a Niagara IMAX movie (Optional). Next, we will take a Niagara Falls In-depth and explore the Niagara Whirlpool State Park and the Old Fort Niagara. We will also witness the gorgeous Lake Ontario lies behind the Fort. Night stay will be at the hotel.

Hotel: Days Inn Erie, Comfort Inn Erie or similar.

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.
This in-depth tour visits Niagara Whirlpool State Park and the Old Fort Niagara.
Niagara Whirlpool State Park is spread over a 109 acre area in Niagara county, New York. It is famous for the Niagara Whirlpool formed in the Niagara Gorge towards the downstream of the Niagara Falls. The depth of the whirlpool is 125 feet and it was formed around 4200 years ago. The Niagara Old Fort at the mouth of the Niagara River was built around 300 years ago to control the enemies entering into the great lakes and the continent during the colonial wars. It was established by the French rulers in 1679.
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 last day of the tour in the morning, we will begin our day. First, we will head to Cleveland;it is the holy land of Rock and Roll. Here, we will explore the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Then we will sightsee the Museum. In the evening, we will come back to Chicago and drop off visitors.

Inclusive

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

Exclusive

Optional Attractions Adult Child
Amish Farms $20.00 $13.00
DC Potomac River Cruise $26 $18 (2-12)
Henry Ford Museum $22 $16.50
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum $33 $24 (3-12)
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)
New York City Night Tour $35 $25
Niagara Falls IMAX Movie USA $12 $8 (6-12)
Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour $25 $15 (under 11)
One World Trade Center $37.00 $30.00
Rock N Roll Hall of Fame and Museum $23.50 $14 (9-12)
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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