5-Day New Year's Eve Countdown East Coast Bus Tour from Washington DC (Standard)

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Tour Code : DCA50501C

Departure City : Gaithersburg MD

Duration : 5 day(s) 4 night(s)

Availability : Holidays.

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Highlight :

New York City: USS Intrepid Museum*, Empire State Building*, Statue of Liberty Cruise*, Time Square, Broadway, Fifth Ave., Madame Tussauds Wax Museum*, Wall Street, Ground Zero, Rockefeller Center, Little Italy, SOHO; Boston Common, MIT, Harvard, Quincy Market, Mass State House; Corning Museum of Glass, Niagara Falls, Old Fort Niagara*, Power Vista* and much more for you to discover.
Hotels can be upgraded to 4 stars. Tour Code: DCA50502C.

Time Square New Year's Eve Countdown.

Itinerary

Day 1 : D.C. - Corning Glass Center - Niagara Falls (2015-12-28, Monday)

Driving through the hilly Pennsylvania and New York State, a 5-hour bus ride takes you to the Corning Museum of Glass, which maintains the most comprehensive collection of historic and art glass in the world: 35,000 glass pieces representing 35 centuries of glass craftsmanship. In addition, enjoy the hot glass show performed by some most experienced glassblower! Two hundred miles away, the unmatched beauty of the Niagara Falls lit in the colors of the rainbow at night is waiting for you! Amazed by the deafening roar of both the American and the Horseshoe Falls, you are strolling on the riverside with the mist from both falls spraying up in your face. Catch the Niagara's "Legends of Adventure", a dramatic 45-minute IMAX film to see and hear the unforgettable stories of the courageous few who have dared the waters of the powerful Falls.

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

Day 2 : Niagara Falls - Boston (2015-12-29, Tuesday)

Return to the falls in the morning, then you can choose either to stay in the Falls Park for self exploration until returning to the hotel or have an in-depth tour by visiting the Hydropower Station and Old Fort Niagara. Nobody than the Native Americans know better about how strategic Niagara Falls’ location is, and the Europeans learned it in the hard way! Come to the Old Fort Niagara, it will give you all the insights 99% tourists would never discover. Enjoying the fantastic view of the rivers and mountains in Upstate New York on our comfortable tour bus, you are on the way to Boston. As the Cultural Capital, it has so many "firsts" in the country. Among them is the oldest university ----- Harvard. How did get its name? Is there a real Mr. Harvard? Together with MIT, it has made the town Cambridge even more famous than its counterpart in UK! Remember: our cultural capital is also famous for its fresh lobsters!

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

Day 3 : Boston - New York City (2015-12-30, Wednesday)

Get a close view of Boston’s landmarks ----- Trinity Church and John Hancock Tower on Copley Square, century old State House, national first public park Boston Common. Take the harbor cruise and enjoy the fantastic view of this historic city. Have a real Bostonian lunch at the Quincy Market. A 4-hour ride brings you southwest to the City. Before wrap it up for the day, we will have the chance to visit the world famous Madame Tussauds' Wax Museum! Also, with a renovation worth of more than a billion dollars, it is easy to get inspired in the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex ----- a dynamic, interactive and educational journey for all ages.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Edison Hotel, Palace Hotel, Ramada Inn or similar

Day 4 : New York City and New Year's Eve Countdown (2015-12-31, Thursday)

In the morning we start with upper Manhattan, where President Obama studied at Columbia University, and your senses will be overwhelmed with the music, the variety of stores, the restaurants, and the street prophets and musicians. The energy is relentless. New York is the world's premier performing arts city, and Lincoln Center is its premier institution. Check the offerings here, from the classics to the contemporary, which can include opera, dance, symphonies, jazz, theater, film, and much more. The Times Square New Year's Eve celebration features star-studded musical performances, balloons, pom-poms, confetti, a colorful pyrotechnic display and about a million of your closest friends. Every year as the clock nears midnight on December 31st, the eyes of the world turn once more to the dazzling lights and bustling energy of Times Square. Anticipation runs high. New Year's Eve at the symbolic center of New York City has become more than just a celebration - it's a global tradition. The world holds its breath...and cheers as the clocks strike twelve.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Edison Hotel, Palace Hotel, Ramada Inn or similar

Day 5 : New York City Tour - Washington D.C. (2016-01-01, Friday)

Happy New Year! At first glance New York may seem too overwhelming, but our highly organized tour is designed to give you a taste of the Capital of the World, with much of the City's best in architecture, museums, history, shopping and fun! Just a few of the highlights you are going to see with us: Wall Street and its symbolic Charging Bull, cruise on the Hudson river to take photographs with Stature of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge, panoramic view of the whole city including Central Park from the observatory deck on Empire State Building, a guided tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, an exploration of the newly transformed USS Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, and taking pictures with hundreds of elites’ wax figure in Madame Tussauds’ Museum. In addition, you may also pass by United Nations Headquarters, the Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue and the brand new Freedom Tower on your motorcoach. With hundreds of pictures stored in your digital camera and wonderful memories in your mind, this should be the perfect ending of your multi-day bus tour with Tripedition. By the evening, complimentary motor coach ride (no tour guide accompany) to Washington DC is provided.

**Note: We reserve the rights to use third party motor coach to provide the transfer between NYC and Washington DC.

Departure and Return info.:

  1. Use of a local third party bus shuttle service may be employed by the tour operator from New York to Washington DC based on weather/ traffic conditions and the number of travelers choosing to end in Washington DC.
  2. Drop off location is 715 H St NW, Washington DC, 20001.

Pricing

Single Double (per person) Third Person Fourth Person
Adult Kid* Adult Kid*
$522 $372 Free Free Free Free

*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 2 FREE Promotion Rules:

The third and fourth guests join 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 $186 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. 4 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)
Boston Harbor Cruise $22 $18 (3-11)
Corning Museum of Glass $19.5 Free (under 17)
Empire State Building $34 $27 (6-12)
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum NYC $30 $24 (4-12)
Metropolitan Museum of Art $25 Free (under 12)
Niagara Falls IMAX Movie USA $12 $8 (6-12)
Power Vista and Old Fort Niagara $25 $15 (under 11)
Statue of Liberty Cruise $29 $17 (3-12)
U.S.S. Intrepid Museum $26 $21 (3-12)
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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 guided 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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