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8-Day New York to Niagara falls, Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Corning, and Rhode Island Tour

Avg $765 per person

Tour Code : TBTNYC-0049

Duration : 8 day(s) 7 night(s)

Departure City : Flushing; New York City; Newark

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

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Highlight :
Join us on a guided bus tour and get a chance to explore DUMBO, Madison Square & Flatiron Building (Outside view), Washington Square & New York University (Outside view), Rockefeller Center, West Point, West Point Museum, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Empire State Building, Hudson River, the USS Intrepid Sea-Air-Space, Wall Street, Times Square, Madame Tussauds, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philadelphia, the Independence National Historical Park, the Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Statue of Washington, Congress Hall, Washington D.C.; 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 and Old Quincy Market.

Itinerary

Guests will arrive in New York City to join this classic tour. Our professional tour guide will wait for the worthy guests at any one of the major airports (JFK, LGA, EWR). We will pick up guests in the baggage claim area for the domestic flight and for the international flight at the Passenger Waiting Area. (The passengers, who arrive at Terminal 7of JFK Airport, please wait outside of the baggage claim area.)

Guests who arrive at JFK or LGA airport before 5:00 pm will be sent to Flushing Queens. Free luggage storage service will be provided so guests can enjoy visiting nearby Queens Crossing, Macy’s Shopping Center and do fine shopping and taste fresh cuisine in a very safe environment.

Guests who arrive at EWR airport will take our shuttle service to Jersey Garden Outlet. We will take you to the booked hotel when rooms are ready to check-in.

New York Morning Tour

Guests who meet our tour guide before 9:00 AM in JFK or LGA airport can join the wonderful morning tour. We will sightsee the DUMBO, Washington Square and New York University (Outside) and Madison Square and Flatiron Building (Outside).

New York Night Tour

Guests who reach before 4:30 PM can join our special planned night tour. We will sightsee the allure of observation point in NJ, Times Square and Rockefeller Center. After that, we will head to the hotel for night stay.

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

Today in the morning we will begin our day. Our first stop will be the United States Military Academy at West Point; it is also known as West Point or The Academy. Here we will take an informative tour of the Academy in the guidance of trained Academy’s official tour guide. After that, we will explore the West Point Museum and sightsee a great collection of weapons used as a training aid. Then we will visit the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. Here we will enjoy shopping from named and designer brands and avail 25% to 65% discounts on a huge variety. Night stay will be in the hotel.

Note: Proper identification documents required for Military Academy. International visitors should bring visa and passport.

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

Today we will explore the main landmarks of main and historical landmarks of the New York City. We will mark the beginning at the Empire State Building. From the observation deck, we will sightsee the awesome view of the central park and the entire of New York City. Then we will head to the Hudson River and take a sightseeing cruise tour. Enjoying a different view of the city will be a new experience, we will also take memorable pictures with the backdrops of the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge. After that, we will visit the USS Intrepid and sightsee a great exhibition of aircraft. Then we will enjoy strolling around the Wall Street and take pictures with Charging Bull, Trinity Church, and New York Stock Exchange. We will also visit the Times Square and Madame Tussauds. Today’s last stop will be the renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here we will view the great collection of artwork. We will pass by the Rockefeller Center, One World Trade Center, Fifth Avenue, and Ground Zero. Night stay will be in the hotel.

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

Begin our day in the morning and head to Philadelphia. First we will explore the Independence National Historical Park. In the Independence Hall, we will get a chance to stand where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed. Then we will observe the Statue of Washington, the Congress Hall, Liberty Bell, and many other great sights. Then we will travel to Washington, D.C. Upon arrival, we will explore the Korean War Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. We will also take photos with backdrops of the White House and the U.S. Capitol due to the visit limitation for the public. After that, we will enjoy the exciting ride of a DC cruise along the Potomac River (summer schedule). On the way, we will also look at and pass by the WWII Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial and many 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 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 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.
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.
The city of Philadelphia, also known as Philly is one the popular cities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a prominent state in the United States of America. It played an important role during the American Revolution as a meeting place for members of the Federal department. Philadelphia is popular due to its culture, arts, and history which attracts huge tourists’ footfall to the city every year.
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.

Begin our day in the morning and head to one of Fortune Global 500’s headquarters, Corning. Here we will visit the Museum of Glass and get some knowledge about the history, art, and science of glassmaking. It was a great experience to see a notable collection of glass objects. Here we may also join the Hot Glass Show and appreciate the performance of professional glass craftsmen. After lunch, we will leave corning. After that, we will explore the well-known Niagara Falls. First, we will enjoy the remarkable beauty of the Horseshoe Fall, Bridal Veil Fall, and American Fall. Then we will take an exciting ride of the Maid and the Mist and get as close as possible to Niagara Falls. We may also enjoy watching an IMAX movie and learn about the history of human interaction with the Falls (optional fee). Then we will go for a Niagara In-depth Tour and explore the Old Fort Niagara, Niagara Whirlpool State Park, and the Lake Ontario in detail. At night, we will enjoy the outstanding and fanciful views of nighttime illumination of Niagara Falls. When night falls, we will head to the hotel to catch some rest.

Note: Due to late sunset time and US Federal Government regulations, night view on some summer evenings may be limited or not available. In the winter season, 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 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.
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.

In the morning, we will cross the upstate New York and travel to Boston. On the way, we will enjoy the pleasing view of the Erie Canal and mountains. In the afternoon, we will reach the city of Cambridge. Here first we will explore the known Harvard University. In the Harvard’s oldest campus, we will take pictures with the Statue of Three Lies. Then we will also take pictures with the backdrop of MIT’s main buildings. For the Boston city tour, we will pass by the Boston Park, old Trinity Cathedral, Swan Lake Park, Boston Athenaeum, the Hancock Building and overlook the Golden Dome of the State House. After enjoying the tasty Boston lobster meal at dinner we will head to the hotel for night stay.

Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton/Four Points by Sheraton/Radisson or equivalent

Today we will travel towards the smallest state in the US; Rhode Island. Here we will sightsee the grand Breakers mansion. After exploring this historical Newport cottage, we will visit the Yale University. Here university professional tour guide will lead the informational tour. Night stay will be at the hotel.

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

In the morning, we will leave the hotel and start our day. The excitement begins as we will join a cruise ship tour and sightsee overwhelming scenic views of the Boston Harbor. Then we will explore the old Quincy Market. Here we will enjoy wandering around, do some shopping for loved ones and enjoy the variety of fresh authentic food. We may not miss the well-known New England clam chowder as well. When the tour ends, we will drop-off travelers. Note: Travelers can schedule their flights to depart from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) after 1:00 PM and from a New York City area airport (EWR, JFK, or LGA) after 7 PM.

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 Cruise $26 $18 (2-12)
Empire State Building $37 $31 (6-12)
International Spy Museum $21.95 $14.95 (7-11)
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)
New York City Night Tour $35 $25
New York Morning Tour $25 $15
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)
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:

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  • Tour Name/Tour Code
  • Departure Date
  • Total Value of the Transaction
  • A small note on the reason for cancellation
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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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