5-Day New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Niagara Falls from New York with Airport Transfer (Upgraded Hotel)

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Tour Code : NYC50454A

Departure City : New York City

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

Availability : Tue. Wed. Fri. Sat.

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Highlight :

Washington DC: White House, Capitol Building, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veteran Memorial, Korean War Memorial, National Museum of Natural History, Madame Tussaud's Washington DC*, Potomac River Cruise*; Philadelphia: Liberty Bell, Independence Hall; Corning Glass Center*; Niagara Falls, Maid of the Mist*, The Spirit of the Mist Indian Show*, Niagara JetBoat*, Old Fort Niagara*, Whirlpool State Park*; NYC: Statue of Liberty Cruise*, United Nations Headquarters, One World Trade Center*, Times Square, Intrepid Air and Sea Museum*, Museum of Modern Art*, Ground Zero, Wall Street.

4 stars hotel: Hyatt Regency, Crowne Plaza, Marriott or similar

This tour picks up at New York Airports and drops off at Buffalo Airport.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Hometown - New York City

There is an exciting night tour of New York City where you can experience the bright lights of the big city. You can see all of the wonderful NYC landmarks like never before in the beautiful night sky. The tour will take you to the South Street Seaport to enjoy the spectacular views of the NYC bridges at night. You will also see Midtown Manhattan which is the largest central business district in the world and is home to the NYCs tallest and most famous buildings like the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. The tour will also take you to see the world famous Rockefeller Center, an art deco marvel covering 11 acres in midtown Manhattan and home to NBC studios, an outdoor ice skating rink (winter), and Prometheus. Then you will visit Times Square and Broadway which is known as the Theater District or the Great White Way.

We offer pick-up service for JFK, LGA and EWR airports. Optional NYC night tour available only for arrivals before 5 pm for an additional $25 fee. Free pick up service is available between 9 am and 10 pm.
Deluxe Hotel (upscale 4 star): Crowne Plaza Newark, Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel or similar

Day 2 : New York City Tour

Our adventure begins in Manhattan’s Wall Street and the home of the New York Stock Exchange. As one of the financial cores of the country, Wall Street is a sight you won’t want to miss. From there it’s on to Ground Zero, the site of the September 11 tragedy. We’ll pay our respects to the fallen and witness the remarkable rebuilding efforts in the area. Climb up the symbolic 1776 feet tall One World Trade Center building (so-called Freedom Tower), the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, we will admire the breathtaking panorama from its observation deck. Continue our journey with more iconic buildings in New York: The United Nations building, the Empire State building, Chrysler building, and the Rockefeller Center. From the headquarter of the United Nations for the last 60 years to the towering heights of 102 stories, learn more about the history of each of these buildings as we tour pass these sites. Next we will visit the Museum of Modern Art. It has been important in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world. Next up we board the USS Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Formerly a World War II aircraft carrier, the Intrepid is now a floating maritime museum dedicated to the history of America’s involvement in sea, air and space. Our tour then takes you aboard the Statue of Liberty Cruise for a chance to view the cityscape from the water and New York’s most celebrated landmark: the Statue of Liberty. After the cruise it’s over to Times Square and the Broadway Theater district. Known as “the Crossroads of the World,” Times Square is one of the most visited attractions in the world.

Deluxe Hotel (upscale 4 star): Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill, The Hotel ML NJ or similar

Day 3 : Philadelphia - Washington D.C.

Today our tour begins in Philadelphia where we will visit Independence Hall, the place where George Washington was appointed commander in chief of the continental army. At this site the Declaration of Independence was drafted, and it was here that the Constitution was written. You will also have the opportunity to see the famous Liberty Bell, a symbol synonymous to freedom in this country. Next we travel to the heart of the United States: Washington D.C. We will visit the the Madame Tussauds Presidents Wax Museum in which totally 44 wax statues of United States' presidents are exhibited. After that you’ll have the chance to see some of the city’s most historic monuments up close by yourself. We’ll visit the Lincoln Memorial which houses a 20 foot tall seated statue of the 16th president, and we’ll visit the Jefferson Memorial that is dedicated to the founding father and drafter of the Declaration of Independence. No visit to D.C. is complete without seeing the White House and the Capitol building. You will be able to view these historic buildings before our tour visits the Vietnam Veteran Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. These monuments honor those that gave their lives in these conflicts to secure freedoms we enjoy today. Next we will enjoy the Potomac River Cruise seeing the beautiful city from horizontal lever. Before we leave D.C. we will visit the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, home of many animal specimen, skeleton and fossil, including the largest blue diamond.

Deluxe Hotel (upscale 4 star): Marriott Gaithersburg, Marriott Bethesda or similar

Day 4 : D.C. - Corning Museum of Glass - Niagara Falls

In the morning the bus tour will depart from Washington D.C. and travel to Corning, New York to visit the Corning Museum of Glass which is the largest glass museum in the world with more than 45,000 objects from over 3,500 years of glassmaking history. You will also see live, narrated glassmaking demonstrations. 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. A historical boat ride aboard the world famous Maid of the Mist offers up close and exciting views of the Falls. In the evening, we will join the Native Indian show, The Spirit of the Mist. 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! If time permits, we will head to enjoy the colorful and wonderful Niagara Falls Illumination on the Goat Island.

Deluxe Hotel (upscale 4 star): Sheraton At The Falls, Hyatt Regency Buffalo or similar

Day 5 : Niagara Falls - Hometown

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, the tour will transfer you to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF).

**Note: The "Maid of the Mist" is only available from May to Oct. Any other time, it will be substituted by Niagara JetBoat Tour in its operation season.
Please schedule flight to depart from Buffalo airport after 1:30 pm.

Departure and Return info.:

  1. We offer pick up service for JFK, LGA and EWR airports. Free pick up service is only available between 9 am and 10 pm. Any other time would incur $120 for 1st and 2nd passengers, $10 for each additional person.
  2. If you take the domestic flight, our tour guide will wait for you at the luggage claim area. If you take the international flight, our tour guide will wait for you on the curb out of the terminal.
  3. Optional NYC night tour available only for arrivals before 5 pm for an additional $25 fee.
  4. The tour ends at Buffalo Airport (BUF). Please schedule flight to depart from Buffalo airport after 1:30 pm.

Pricing

Single Double (per person) Third Person Fourth Person
Adult Kid* Adult Kid*
$620 $450 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 $250 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)
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum DC $23 $18 (4-12)
Maid of the Mist (Seasonal) $18.25 $10.65 (6-12)
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) $25 Free (under 16)
New York City Night Tour $25 $20
Niagara Falls IMAX Movie USA $12 $8 (6-12)
Niagara JetBoat $65 $65 (4-12)
Old Fort Niagara and Whirlpool State Park $25 $20
One World Trade Center $34 $28 (6-12)
Statue of Liberty Cruise $35 $25 (3-12)
Thundering Water Cultural Show $21 $14 (6-12)
U.S.S. Intrepid Museum $31 $24 (7-17)
$17 (3-6)

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:

If your flight is delayed or cancelled, please call the tour guide or our customer service at 1-888-503-6377 ASAP to reschedule the pickup. Please note, if your arrives after the free pickup time due to delayed flight, there will be a fee charged for the picking up.

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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