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6-Day Philadelphia to Washington D.C, Corning Niagara Falls and Times Square Countdown Tour

Avg $510 per person

Tour Code : TBTPHL-0004

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

Departure City : Philadelphia

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Highlight :
Join the guided bus tour starting from Philadelphia to explore Independence National Historical Park, the Liberty Bell, Congress Hall, the Statue of Washington, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorials, Korean War Memorials, The National Air and Space Museum, White House (Outside), Potomac River, Corning Museum of Glass, Niagara Falls, Niagara Whirlpool State Park, Old Fort Niagara, Harvard University, MIT, Boston Harbor, Quincy Market, Fifth Avenue, Broadway Musicals, Times Square, Central Park, Empire State Building, Hudson River, Wall Street, Trinity Church, Madame Tussauds’ and the Metropolitan Museum of Art and more.

Departure

Boarding Location
08:45 AM - 21 S 5th ST, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Philadelphia Bourse Mall( In Front of Independent Hall)

Itinerary

In the morning, we will pick up travelers and begin the tour. Today we will explore the known places of Philadelphia. Our first stop will be the most known Independence National Historical Park. We will enjoy wandering around and visit inside the Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed. We will also sightsee the Liberty Bell, Congress Hall, the Statue of Washington and more. Then, we will travel to Washington, D.C. Upon arrival, we will explore the mesmerizing charm of the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam and Korean War Memorials. We will pass by the impressive Washington Monument and Jefferson’s Memorial. Then we will visit The National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution and sightsee the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world. Later we will stop at the White House to take some pictures (outside view). Next, we will take sightseeing, exclusive cruise on the Potomac River, along the way, we will see the World War II Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial and more. Night stay will be at the hotel.

Hotel: Days Inn/Sleep Inn/Comfort Inn 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

In the morning of the second day, we will leave for Corning. Around noon we will stop at Corning Museum of Glass and see the great collection of glass pieces. Don’t miss a chance of watching the Hot Glass Show which is performed by professional glass experts. After that, we will travel straight to the world-renowned Niagara Falls. As we entered, we will amaze by the deafening roar of the Bridal Veil Falls, the American Falls, and the Horseshoe Falls. If we have enough time we will enjoy the striking and thrilling ride of Niagara Jet Boat. We will enjoy the Niagara IMAX movie on the new big screen. Later we may either explore the Falls part on own or join a Niagara Falls In-depth Tour to witness the wonderful Niagara Whirlpool State Park and Old Fort Niagara. When night falls, we will back to the hotel to catch the rest.

Note: Jet Boat tour will be closed under tough weather or river icy condition. Niagara In-depth optional fee: $25/person, including $13 of the admission ticket.

Hotel: Quality Inn/Best Western/ 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.
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 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.
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.

In the morning of the third day, we will cross the upstate New York. On the way to Boston, we will enjoy the splendid view of the Erie Canal and mountains. Our first stop will be the Harvard University, here we will explore the Harvard’s oldest campus, Statue of Three Lies. We will also take pictures with the backdrop of MIT’s main buildings. Then we will pass by the known places of Boston such as the old Trinity Cathedral, Swan Lake Park, Boston Athenaeum, Hancock Building, Boston Park, and overlook the Golden Dome of the State House. We will taste the known fresh lobster's meal and head to the hotel for night stay.

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

In the morning of the fourth day, we will get excited to take the cruise ship and enjoy a spectacular view of the Boston harbor. Then we will visit the old Quincy Market, here we will wander around, pick out souvenirs, taste the authentic cuisines as well as enjoy the New England clam chowder. Then we will drive towards the New York City. Upon arrival, we will stop at Fifth Avenue and enjoy exclusive shopping from trendy and named brands. We will visit the nine-story Bloomingdale’s flagship store. We will also have an opportunity to watch the world-class Broadway shows. Night stay will be at the hotel.

Note: Visitors must book the tickets of Broadway shows in advance due to limited seats. Visitors may consult their tour guides for tickets and the price and fee include $100 free drop-off service.

Hotel: Days Hotel East Brunswick/ Red Roof Inn Edison or similar.

In the morning of the Fifth day, we will explore the Central Park of New York and 5th Ave. We will taste the Lady M or Luke’s Lobster at brunch time. Then we will also pass by the Apple Flagship store, Trump Tower, and much more high-end brands on 5th Ave. After that, we will reach at the Times Square countdown area. Here we will celebrate the New Year with thousands of visitors. We may choose any one option of the countdown.

Option 1: We may stroll around in Times Square and enjoy the exciting performance before the countdown. The countdown zone will be restricted to pedestrians only. We can enjoy the known New Year street festivities to sightsee the historic moment (Free of charge).

Option 2: For more excitement, we may take an Applebee Party Pass. We will enjoy an All-Inclusive evening and feel the real power and enthusiasm of a New Year’s Eve at Times Square. The main attraction of Largest Applebee’s includes Premium Open Bar, Premium Chef’s selection buffet, Dance Floor, Champagne Toast at Midnight, Party Favors, House DJ / Live Entertainment and more.

$375 will be charged for adults and $250 for the kids.

Option 3: We may join a New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise. On the boat, we will enjoy the striking views and superb entertainment. We will enjoy dancing on greatest hits because of the climate-controlled interior of the cruise boat. We will enjoy favorite drinks at the open bar. When the clock strikes midnight we will be amazed by the brilliant firework display on the sky.

$411/person will be charged that include transfer service to the pier.

Note: Do not purchase any goods today because there would be no space for storage shopping bags. All guests will be provided a pack of hand-warmer to keep warm in the countdown zone.

Hotel: Days Hotel East Brunswick/ Red Roof Inn Edison or similar.

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.

In the morning of the final day, we will explore the charm of the New York City. Our first stop will be the Empire State Building Observation deck from where we will sightsee the grand view of the central park and the entire of New York City. Then we will visit Hudson River, here we will take a sighting cruise and enjoy the charming view. We will also take pictures with the backdrops of Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge. Next, we will explore a variety of aircraft at the U.S.S INTREPID. Then we will visit the known Wall Street, here we will also take pictures with the New York Stock Exchange and Charging Bull. We will also explore Trinity Church, Times Square, Madame Tussauds' and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lastly, we will pass by the Fifth Avenue, Ground Zero, Rockefeller Center, and One World Trade Center. We will conclude our tour in the New York City and provide free airport drop-off service to JFK/LGA/EWR or back to Philadelphia on shuttle service.

Note: Travelers must book their departure flights after 19:00.

The main floor for observation deck is the 86th Floor of the Empire State building. This place has formed part of cinematography in many movies. You can locate the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Hudson River, and the Times Square from an open-air observatory.
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.
Spread over 5 floors covering an 85000 square feet area, Madam Tussauds Wax Museum New York is an ideal tourist destination that especially emphasizing on New York City theme, acting habitat to brilliant life-like wax creations. The museum adds new wax figures after every few months to its already existing collection of over 200 wax figures.
Also known as Poughkeepsie Bridge, Walkway over the Hudson is a steel cantilever bridge on Hudson River. It is part of the Walkway over the Hudson State Historic Park where an old suspension bridge was converted into a linear walkway. It is 1.28 miles long and is one of the longest pedestrian walkway bridge in the world.
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.

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)
Boston Lobster Dinner $32 $32
Corning Museum of Glass $19.50 Free (under 17)
DC Potomac River Cherry Cruise $26 $18 (2-12)
Empire State Building $37 $31 (6-12)
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum $33 $24 (3-12)
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum NYC $25 $23 (4-12)
Metropolitan Museum of Art $25 Free (under 12)
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)
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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