4-Day Washington DC, Philadelphia, Niagara Falls and Thousand Islands Bus Tour from New York City

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Tour Code : NYC40402

Departure City : New York City, Edison NJ

Duration : 4 day(s) 3 night(s)

Availability : Mon. Thu. Holidays.

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Highlight :

Washington DC: White House, Capitol Building, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veteran Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Potomac River Cruise*, Madame Tussauds Washington DC*; Philadelphia: Liberty Bell, Independence Hall; Thousand Islands Scenic Boat Tour*; Niagara Falls State Park, Maid of the Mist Boat Ride*, Niagara Falls IMAX Movie*, The Spirit of the Mist Indian Show*, Old Fort Niagara*, Whirlpool State Park*, Niagara Falls Fashion Outlets; Corning Museum of Glass*; Watkins Glen State Park*.

This tour conducts in the US side only. No passport or Canadian Visa is required.

Itinerary

Day 1 : New York City - Philadelphia - Washington DC

Our tour starts to the city of brotherly love Philadelphia. We visit the historic Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell ----- the iconic symbol of American independence. It was in this historic city that George Washington became the commander in chief of the Continental Army. It was here that the country boldly declared their independence in 1776, and it was here where the veterans of the revolution drafted the constitution in 1787. Then, we continue to the heart of our great nation next: Washington D.C. From there you will take the D.C. Harbor Cruise on Potomac River and see the Department of National Defense (Pentagon), Titanic Memorial, National War College. Next take in the depth of America’s history as we tour some of the city’s most historic monuments. The Lincoln Memorial, a Greek temple styled building, was built to honor the 16th president, and houses a 20 foot tall seated statue of Abraham Lincoln. Etched into the walls are inscriptions of two of his most famous addresses to the country ----- The Gettysburg Address and the Second Inaugural Address. Our tour also includes visits to the Vietnam Veteran Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. Constructed to honor the soldiers who gave their lives in these conflicts, these memorials also give homage to those missing in action. Along the banks of the Potomac River sits the Jefferson Memorial dedicated to the famous founding father and third president of the United States. Take in the spirit of freedom in this tribute to the drafter of the Declaration of Independence. What visit to D.C. would be complete without seeing the Capitol building and the White House, the legal and executive cores of the country? As our tour visits D.C. You will be able to view the official residence workplace of the President and the meeting place of the United States Congress. We will next visit the world famous Madame Tussauds Presidential Wax Museum to meet all 44 presidents of our nation. Transfer to Maryland hotel after dinner.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Best Western, Comfort Inn or similar

Day 2 : Corning Museum of Glass - Watkins Glen - Niagara Falls

Today we will visit Corning NY, the home of the Corning Museum of Glass. Over 3500 year of glassmaking history is exhibited in this elaborate and diverse collection of more than 40,000 items. The museum features an informative glass making show and unique demonstrations. You also have the opportunity to visit their gift shop where there is something for everyone. And then the bus tour will continue for the last attraction Watkins Glen, NY. Watkins Glen State Park Glen Creek has carved a dramatic gorge into the Watkins Glen hillside, resulting in a large, cavern-like network of rock formations, the park is the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks, with a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound. Visitors can take guided tours, do some hiking, or just spend some time in the park. Afterwards the bus tour will take you to Niagara Falls. The Falls is collectively made from the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and are famous for their beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power. Through The Spirit of the Mist, the series of shows at Smokin Joes Native Center, we will experience the local Native American cultures. The show presented by the World Class Native Spirit Dancers. Come together as they take you on a journey of beautiful dance, traditional music and stories passed through the generations. Experience a full sensory show through exciting music, captivating dancing, exceptional costumes and genuine native singing. The show captures audiences of all ages! At night, you can enjoy breathtaking views when the intense spotlights shower the falls with different shades of rainbow colors. The Falls is also a place where many couples come to admire the beauty of the falls while enjoying a romantic evening.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Best Western, Sleep Inn or similar

Day 3 : Niagara Falls

First we will come to the famous Whirlpool State Park, the park is located in the downstream of niagara river ,and you can see green water when you walking along the path of the Niagara river, and the wonderful whirlpool rapids as well.And then to Old Fort Niagara is located on the eastern bank of the Niagara River at its mouth, on Lake Ontario. Established by the French in 1679, it controlled access to the Great Lakes and the westward route to the heartland of the continent. In 1726, the impressive “House of Peace” or trading post was built and it has been called the current name “French Castle” since 19th century. From the lakeside right by the French Castle, you can see from distance the skyline of Toronto, the biggest city of Canada, and the tallest building in Canada, CN Tower as well. Occupied by the French, British and United States armed forces subsequently, Old Fort Niagara served for various purposes in the major wars. Inside the Fort, you"ll tour original buildings where Native American, French, British and American soldiers lived and worked from the 18th to the 20th centuries. It tells a vivid history of French and Indian War, American Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II and Korean War.In1963, the US Army officially deactivated this fort. Military presence on the site continues with the United States Coast Guards, making Fort Niagara one of the longest continuously run military bases in the United States, 1726–present day. Among the first sites designated as National Historic Landmarks, Old Fort Niagara was officially recognized by the United States government in 1963 for its national-level historical significance. Afterward the tour bus will back to Niagara Falls. You will see the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, Goat Island, Bridal Veil Falls, and then enjoy a ride on the Maid of the Mist boat that will soak you as you explore the roar of the Falls. This historical ride is a half hour thrill of a lifetime and is North Americas oldest tourist attraction as millions of visitors have enjoyed the boat tours since 1846. Your feet will get a rest when we stop to watch The Legends of Adventure in the IMAX movie theatre. Surrounded by screen and powerful digital sound, the falls will come to life all around you. Niagara Falls, the mist, myths and mysteries, is one of the most storied natural wonders of the world. In the afternoon, we will take you to the Premium Outlets where you can find hundreds of brands at discounted price.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Comfort Inn, Days Inn or similar

Day 4 : Thousands Islands - New York City

The New York City bus tour will begin by traveling to the Thousand Islands region, an international tourism destination that encompasses communities on both sides of the US-Canada seaway. The region takes its name from the more than 1,000 islands that scattered the lakes and rivers along this international waterway. Here you will be rewarded with a breathtaking glimpse of natures creativity by cruising on the Thousand Islands boat tour at Alexandria Bay. In the evening, the bus will go back to New York City.

**Note: The “Maid of the Mist” is only available from May to Oct. During winter months (Nov. - April), we will go to the JetBoat Niagara instead.

**Note: Thousand Islands Cruise are only available from May to Oct.

Departure and Return info.:

  1. Brooklyn boarding location is ONLY for pickup service in the morning. Return location is Bowery St., Manhattan New York.
  2. Edison boarding location is ONLY for pickup service in the morning. Return location is Parsippany, NJ.

Pricing

Single Double (per person) Third Person Fourth Person
Adult Kid* Adult Kid*
$342 $192 Free Free $128 $128

*Kid ages 2-9 yr old, infant less than 2 yr old join the tour for FREE if NOT occupied a bus seat.

 

Price for Single Occupancy applies when one person stays in one standard hotel room.

Price for Double/Triple/Quadruple Occupancy applies when two/three/four people stay in one standard hotel room respectively. Thus, result in a lower per person price.

Maximum 4 guests in each hotel room (incl. kid and infant). Each standard hotel room comes with TWO full sizes or ONE queen size bed. Triple/Quadruple price does not guarantee a third/fourth bed in the room since each room is equipped with 2 beds. Roll-a-ways beds are regulations of each hotel; you are responsible for paying the additional cost for roll-a-way bed. Please check the availability at the time of check-in.


BUY 2 GET 1 FREE Promotion Rules:

The third guest joins the tour for FREE on share room basis. (Except applicable admission fee, service charge and fuel surcharge)

Late Cancellation or NO show of the Free-Fare passenger will result in $128 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat. The other participating passenger in the reservation is responsible for paying the penalty fee to the tour escort prior departure.

All other reschedule, change, and cancellation please refer to the Standard Cancellation and Refund Policy.


Price Includes:

  1. Ground transportation via deluxe Air-Conditioned and Lavatory Equipped motorcoach with complimentary pick-up and drop-off at chosen location. To insure fewer passengers operation, 15 seats minibus may be substituted.
  2. Passenger insurance while on board motorcoach. Due to motorcoach insurance policy, passengers over 2 years of age must purchase ticket in order to occupy seats.
  3. 3 night(s) hotel accommodation.
  4. Professional tour escort.
  5. Taxes included.

Price Excludes:

  1. All meals or drinks during the trip, but our tour escort will arrange for these.
  2. Personal room expenses such as hotel room services and meal, telephone calls, laundry services, on demand TV shows etc.
  3. Any private expenses such as airfare or any related transportation to the pick-up location, visa fee, travel document etc.
  4. Service fee for tour escort and driver: Minimum $8 per passenger per day.
  5. Optional admission fees to all attractions. Listed below. Prices are subject to change without prior notices.

Optional Activities:

Attractions Adult Kid (age)
Corning Museum of Glass $18 Free (under 17)
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum DC $23 $18 (4-12)
Maid of the Mist (Seasonal) $18.25 $10.65 (6-12)
Niagara Falls IMAX Movie USA $12 $8 (6-12)
Thousand Islands Scenic Boat Ride (Seasonal) $27 $19 (4-12)
Thundering Water Cultural Show $21 $14 (6-12)
Washington DC Potomac River Cruise $26 $18 (2-12)
Watkins Glen State Park $10 $10

Special Notes

Prior to booking your tour, it is your responsibility to read and all information related to your tour products listed under these Itinerary, Pricing, Special Notes and FAQ tabs. Terms and Conditions, Cancellation and Refund Policy can be found on the bottom of every webpage.

 

 


Trip Reservation Process:

All tours are open for early booking. It is recommended that customers should book tour at least two weeks before departure date. Bus seats will be pre-assigned after payment is made based on a first come first served basis. The following flowchart summarized the booking process.

process

 

 

  1. After you submitting your reservation online, you will receive a Pre-Order email within a couple of hours.
  2. Within 2 business days, we will send you a confirmation email to confirm your reservation of the trip. In this email, you could find the detailed boarding time and location of the trip, contact information of local service provider. Please print out this email with E-TICKET number as the boarding pass for the trip. Also, you can login to our website http://www.tripedition.com/index.php?route=account/login to check the status of your order.
  3. At the departure date, simply print out the E-TICKET if you have not already done so, and present it with your valid photo ID. Please note that this E-TICKET is the only proof of your purchase of the tour.
  4. Please make sure you have received our Final Confirmation Letter email with your E-ticket number before booking air tickets, extended hotel stays and etc., if applicable.

 

 

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email normally within two business days. Promotional offers such as BUY 2 GET 1 FREE and BUY 2 GET 2 FREE are provided and confirmed only on an availability basis. In the rare events (such as booking ONE day prior to the departure day), your reservation can not be confirmed by the service provider, a full refund will be credited back to your account.

The order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start date of the week. For the detailed arrangement, please email or call the local service provider prior to departure date to re-confirm. Their contact info will be listed in your final confirmation email.

We reserve the right to change the hotel to another of equal or better standard than the hotel mentioned in the itineraries.

Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours may be combined to ensure fewer passengers operation.

We do not recommend infants younger than 2 years of age to join the tours, since our tour guides are not specially trained to provide service to these types of passengers and cannot be responsible for their well being.

 

 


Boarding Tips and Travel Documents:

All passengers should arrive at the boarding location at LEAST 15 min. prior to the departure time.

All passengers must show E-TICKET (the boarding pass) for boarding.

Passengers are held solely responsible for their own valid travel documents

 

 


Travel Insurance:

We are not responsible for any occur on or during the tour. It is optional that passengers to purchase travel insurance. By accepting our policy, passenger should agree that we shall hold no responsibilities includes but not limited to the following unforeseeable events such as weather, accident, bus break down, sickness, theft, itinerary changes, delays or cancellation. We are strongly advising you to purchase travel insurance before departure to insure compensations for the unexpected causes above. Such travel insurance can be purchased through third party insurance suppliers.

 

 


Language:

All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour guides and/or drivers guide. For driver guide tour, the language will be limited to English/Chinese.

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions


Will the bus wait for me if I’m late?

Sorry. Tour buses will depart on time. Please be understandable this is a group tour, we have to satisfy the entire group for a smooth operation of the tour. We recommend you arrive at the departure location 15-30 minutes prior the depart time.


Is the drop-off location the same as boarding location for all Tripedition tours?

The tours usually pick-up and drop-off at the same locations unless otherwise stated in the tour Departure and Return Info page.


What happens if I forgot to bring proper travel documents on the boarding day (Passport, Green card, Visa, etc.)?

You can NOT board the bus. The tour guide shall check anyone's proper travel documents prior boarding. Bear in mind, when you can NOT board for this reason, this also triggers the reschedule fee or cancellation penalty. Please refer to the Special Notes section of your booked tour for proper travel documents.


How many pieces of baggage am I allowed to bring?

We recommend two pieces of standard sized baggage per passenger due to the load limitation of the motorcoach. If the tour is operated by 14 seats minibus, only ONE piece per passenger is allowed.


Is there a restroom on the bus?

Yes, only for motorcoach buses. However, we recommend the use of lavatory when there is a personal emergency. All our local service providers, try to maintain a clean environment on the bus, therefore, the bus will make rest stops along the way (every 2-3 hours) at highway service area. If you need to use the lavatory on the way, you may ask the tour guide to open it for your use.


What can we do if we choose not to go on the optional activities?

Optional activities are booked through the tour guide while you are on the tour. If you do not wish to participate in certain tour activities, you can hang around the tourist attraction as you like to. The tour guide will inform guests on the return time to the tour bus before he/she dismisses the group.


We are vegetarians, should I join the tour?

Definitely Yes. Meal breaks will be arranged at hotels, various ethnic restaurants, food courts, and fast food restaurants. There should be vegetarian food for you to choose from the menus.

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