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7-Day New York to Harvard University, MIT, Corning Museum and Niagara Falls Tour

Avg $650 per person

Tour Code : TBTNYC-0024

Duration : 7 day(s) 6 night(s)

Departure City : New York City

Availability : Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun

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Highlight :
Explore South Street Seaport, Chrysler, Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Theater District, Metropolitan Museum of Art, United Nations Headquarters, East River, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Ground Zero, USS Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, White House, Lincoln Memorial, US Capitol, Jefferson Memorial, Potomac River, Vietnam and Korean War Memorial, Corning Glass Museum, Niagara Falls, American Falls, Horseshoe Falls and Bridal Veil Falls, Niagara River Gorge and Old Fort Niagara, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Public Library, Boston Common, Trinity Church, Prudential Tower, Boston Harbor, Quincy Market, Breakers Mansion, and Yale University on an exciting 7-day bus tour starting from New York, with special discounts and exclusive offers.

Itinerary

Guests will arrive at JFK, LGA and EWR airports of New York. From there, our travel agent will meet at the luggage claim area. The guests arriving before 12am will be offered free pick up service. Our bus service will take the guests to South Street Seaport. Watch the magnificent sight of Chrysler and Empire State Building. In the late afternoon, guests will visit Rockefeller Center, Times Square, and Theater District. Return to hotels in an evening.

Hotel: Sheraton Hotel, Marriott, Renaissance or equivalent
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.
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.

Start the journey to explore New York City in a morning. Visit Metropolitan Museum of Art, Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center in the late morning. Continue to United Nations Headquarters. Guests will have a chance to take an East River Cruise, witness Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge. Visit the famous landmarks of New York City such as Ground Zero, USS Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Enjoy at Times Square in the early evening.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza, Courtyard or equivalent
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 United Nations is an international organization working towards causes of peace, climate change, security, human rights and many other such social causes, since 1945. The United Nations building in New York serves headquarters to many of the member nations aiming at ensuring a sustainable development around the world. 3 additional headquarters of United Nations are situated in Geneva in Switzerland. Vienna in Austria, and Nairobi in Kenya. The building is located in Turtle Bay in Manhattan.

Reach Philadelphia in a morning and visit Liberty Bell. Guests will also visit Independence Hall to refresh history of America. In the early afternoon, reach Washington DC; stop at White House, Lincoln Memorial, US Capitol, and Jefferson Memorial. Enjoy the spectacular Potomac River cruise and then continue to Vietnam and Korean War Memorial. Return to hotels in the late evening.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Gaithersburg or equivalent
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.
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.
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.

Start the journey a morning while departing from Washington DC. Reach New York; enjoy the stunning Corning Glass Museum. Continue to Niagara Falls, which is consist of three gorgeous sights; American Falls, Horseshoe Falls and Bridal Veil Falls, guests will explore the magnificent area and watch an IMAX movie relating to the history of Niagara Falls. Enjoy at Niagara River Gorge and Old Fort Niagara. Watch live performance of Native Indians and return to Niagara Falls to catch the stunning illuminating view of Niagara Falls.

Hotel: Radisson, Holiday Inn, Rochester Plaza, Sheraton 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.
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.

Cross the New York's attractive mountains and river and reach at Boston. Guests will stop at Harvard University and then continue to Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Enjoy at Trinity Church. Guests will have a chance to witness Public Library, Boston Common, and Prudential Tower. Return to hotels in the late evening.

Hotel: Sheraton, Crowne Plaza North Shore or equivalent

Enjoy the stunning Boston Harbor Cruise in a morning. In the afternoon, reach Quincy Market for some delicious lunch and enjoy outclass shopping. Watch the stunning Breakers Mansion at Newport Rhode Island. Witness Plymouth Rock. Return to hotels in the late evening.

Hotel: Sheraton, Crowne Plaza North Shore or equivalent
Breakers mansion is situated in Newport, Rhode Island. It is a perfect blend of Greek and Roman architecture and is a symbol of the Vanderbilt’s family’s social and financial performance. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, it is one of the most visited home museums in the US, attracting millions of visitors annually.

Guests will head straight to New Haven to visit the Yale University. Take a guided tour of the institute. In an afternoon, guests will return to New York City and dropped off to airports.

Note: Wednesday and Saturday departures follow the itinerary as above. For Thursday and Sunday departures, we will change the Day 2 New York City Tour to the last day without visiting Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the tour only ends in New York City.

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 $18 (3-11)
Corning Museum of Glass $18 Free (under 17)
DC Potomac River Cruise $26 $18 (2-12)
Empire State Building $32 $26 (6-12)
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum $26 $21 (3-12)
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum NYC $30 $24 (4-12)
Maid of the Mist (Seasonal) $18.25 $10.65 (6-12)
Metropolitan Museum of Art $25 Free (under 12)
Native American Dance Show $21 $13 (4-10)
New England Aquarium $28.45 $19.45 (3-11)
New York City Night Tour $25 $15
Niagara Falls IMAX Movie USA $12 $8 (6-12)
Niagara Jet Boat $61 $51 (4-12)
Statue of Liberty Cruise $29 $17 (3-12)
The Breakers $21 $7 (6-17)
Yale University $11 $7
  • 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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