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7-Day Philadelphia to New York, Washington DC, Corning, Niagara Falls, Boston and Newport Tour

Avg $702 per person

Tour Code : TBTPHL-0003

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

Departure City : Philadelphia

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

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Highlight :
Explore Philadelphia, the Independence National Historical Park, the Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Statue of Washington, Congress Hall, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, Smithsonian National Air, Space Museum, International Spy Museum,Corning Museum of Glass, Niagara Falls, American Fall, the Horseshoe Fall, the Bridal Veil Fall, Niagara Whirlpool State Park, Old Fort Niagara, Lake Ontario, the Harvard University, Rhode Island, Breakers mansion, Yale University, Boston harbor, old Quincy Market, West Point, West Point Museum, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, the One World Observatory, USS Intrepid, Wall Street, Times Square, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Madame Tussauds in our guided bus tour.

Departure

Boarding Location
8:00 AM 21 S 5th St, (Front of the Philadelphia Bourse Mall) Philadelphia, PA 19106

Itinerary

Today early in the morning we will pick-up travelers and begin our exciting tour. We will explore the Independence National Historical Park. We will get enthusiastic while standing in Independence Hall.We will also sightsee the Liberty Bell, Congress Hall, the Statue of Washington and many other great attractions. After that, we will travel to Washington D.C. Here we will explore its known landmarks. Today’s main attractions include the Korean War Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Smithsonian National Air, and Space Museum. Later we will also take photos with backdrops of the White House and the U.S. Capitol. Then we will enjoy the exclusive DC cruise along the Potomac River and see the charming view of the town (Summer schedule). On the way, we will also sightsee and pass by the WWII Memorial,Thomas Jefferson Memorial and more. Night stay will be at the hotel . Note: In the winter when DC cruise is closed, we will visit the International Spy Museum.

Hotel: Holiday Inn/Crowne Plaza/Shippen Place Hotel 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 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.
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.
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.

In the morning, we will begin our day and head to Corning. We will visit the Museum of Glass and witness the great collection of glass objects. We may also enjoy the outclass performance of trained glass craftsmen at the Hot Glass show. After having lunch, we will head to Known Niagara Falls. We will enjoy the superb experience of the Maid of the Mist ride and get very close to the Niagara Falls (Summer Schedule). We may enjoy watching a Niagara IMAX movie and learn about some historical facts. After that we will take the Niagara In-depth Tour, we will explore the overwhelming beauty of the Niagara Whirlpool State Park, the Old Fort Niagara, and Lake Ontario . At night time,we will be astonished by the nighttime illumination of Niagara Falls. Head to the hotel for night stay.

Note: Travelers may stay in the Falls Park for self-exploration if they are not joining the In-Depth tour. Due to late sunset time and US Federal Government regulations, night view on some summer evenings may not be possible. In the winters, we will take a Jetboat ride on the Niagara River instead of the Maid of the Mist. Jetboat tour will be closed in bad weather conditions.

Hotel: Adam's Mark/Radisson/Holiday 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.
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.
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 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.

Begin the day in the morning and cross the upstate New York. We will travel to Boston, on the way, we will vie w the pleasing scene of the Erie Canal and the mountains. We will reach the city of Cambridge in the afternoon. Our first stop will be the known Harvard University. We will visit the Harvard’s oldest campus and take pictures with the Statue of Three Lies. We may also take pictures with the backdrop of MIT’s main buildings. Then we will pass by the Boston Park, Swan Lake Park, old Trinity Cathedral, Boston Athenaeum, the Hancock Building and overlook the Golden Dome of the State House. At night, we will enjoy the tasty Boston lobster meal for dinner. We will head to the hotel to catch the rest.

Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton/Four Points by Sheraton/Radisson or similar.

Began the day in the morning and travel to the Rhode Island, it is the smallest state in the U.S. We will witness the largest and grandest of the historical Newport cottages; the Breakers mansion. After that we will explore the Yale University , a university professional tour guide will lead the tour. Head to the hotel for the night stay.

Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton/Four Points by Sheraton/Radisson or similar.

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.

Began the day in the morning, we will head to Boston Harbor and enjoy the amazing experience of a cruise ship. We will be amazed by the spectacular and picturesque view. We will take a stop at the old Quincy Market. Here we will stroll around and enjoy the unique historical environment, great shopping experience and a variety of authentic food. We may miss the well-known New England clam chowder. After that, we will travel back to New York. At night, we will enjoy watching the world esteemed Broadway shows. Night stay will be at the hotel.

Note: Travelers should book tickets from our tour guide in advance because of the limited seats. Additional charges are applicable for transportation and show tickets.

Hotel: Crowne (or Ramada) Plaza/Sheraton/Hilton/Courtyard by Marriott or similar.

Begin the journey in the morning by traveling towards the United States Military Academy at West Point. It is also named as West Point or Academy. The Academy’s official tour guide will take us to the Academy.After that, we will sightsee a collection of weapons at the West Point Museum.Next, we will visit the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. We will shop at the best discounted price as known branded goods will be on sale for 25% to 65%. Head back to the hotel to catch some rest.

Note: All Foreign National travelers, regardless of age, must provide a valid passport and visa, and present their own form of identification. All U.S. Citizens ages 16 and older must provide and present their own valid photo identification such as a current valid passport or driver's license, or school ID (must be school-age). If anyone is under the age of 16 he/she must be accompanied by an adult. Travelers who don’t visit West Point Academy will only visit Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. West Point Museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year.

Hotel: Crowne (or Ramada) Plaza/Sheraton/Hilton/Courtyard by Marriott or similar,

Today, we will explore the top-notch sites of New York and know the core spirit of the wonderful city. First, we will visit the One World Observatory from there we will sightsee the stunning view of the central park and the entire of New York City. Next, we will go to the Hudson River and take a cruise tour. We will see the charming view of the city. Then we will take pictures with the backdrops of the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge. After that, we w ill witness the variety of aircraft in the USS Intrepid. Then we will stroll around the Wall Street and take some memorable pictures with Charging Bull. We will also sightsee Times Square and Trinity Church. We will see around the Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue, Ground Zero,United Nations Headquarters and Freedom Tower . If time allows we will also explore the Metropolitan Museum and Madame Tussauds. When the tour ends, we will transfer travelers to Philadelphia via bus shuttle. Travelers may also take the complimentary airport drop-off service to JFK/LGA/EWR.

Note: Travelers must book their departure flights after 7:00 pm.

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.
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.

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
Buffet/Group Meal in East Coast $16 - $22 $10 - $15
Corning Museum of Glass $19.50 Free (under 17)
DC Potomac River Cruise $26 $18 (2-12)
International Spy Museum $21.95 $14.95 (7-11)
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum $33 $24 (3-12)
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum DC $23 $17 (4-12)
Maid of the Mist (Seasonal) $19.25 $11.20 (6-12)
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)
One Liberty Observation Deck $37.00 $37.00 (6-12 yrs)
Statue of Liberty Cruise $29 $17 (3-12)
The Breakers $24 $8 (6-17)
West Point Military Academy (ID Required) $16 $13 (2-11)
Yale University $11 $7
  • 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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