7-Day US East Coast In-Depth Package from Philadelphia

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Tour Code : PHL70401

Departure City : Philadelphia

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

Availability : Mon. Thu.

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Highlight :

Washington DC. Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veteran Memorial, Korean War Memorial, White House, Capitol Hill, Natural History Museum, Madame Tussaud's Washington DC*, Ford's Theatre, FBI Headquarter; Philadelphia, Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Mint; New York City in-depth, USS Intrepid Museum*, One World Trade Center*, The Met*, Time Square, Broadway, Fifth Ave., Central Park; New York State Capitol; Thousand Islands Scenic Boat Ride Tour*; Boston Common, MIT, Harvard, Quincy Market, Boston Harbor Cruise*, Mass State House; Corning Museum of Glass*, Niagara Falls State Park, Maid of the Mist*, Niagara Jet Boat*, Niagara Falls IMAX Movie*, The Spirit of the Mist Indian Show*; Yale University*, Breakers Mansion* and much more for you to discover.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Philadelphia - Baltimore

In the morning the bus tour will go to the birth place of our country, the city of Philadelphia. You will visit Independence Hall where George Washington was appointed commander in chief of the Continental Army, the Declaration of Independence was adopted in 1776, and the U.S. Constitution was drafted in 1787. You will also see the Liberty Bell which has been a symbol of liberty for over 200 years. Next is Philadelphia US Mint. In the afternoon, we will go to Christina Mall in Delaware, which is one of duty free states. Then we will leave for Baltimore. The Baltimore inner harbor is the famous attraction that you can't miss in the city.

Deluxe Hotel (upscale 4 star): Radisson Hotel Rockville or similar

Day 2 : Washington D.C. Sightseeing Bus Tour

We travel to the heart of the United States: Washington D.C. First of all, we will join a tour walking into the Capitol building. Next, visit the the Madame Tussauds Presidents Wax Museum in which totally 44 wax statues of United States' presidents are exhibited. Walk across the street, we can see the Ford's Theatre, the site of the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. Not far away from the theatre, it is the headquarter of FBI. 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. You will be able to view the historic building 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. Before we leave D.C. we will visit the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, home of many artifacts of aerospace technology including the Apollo 11 module that went to the moon.

Deluxe Hotel (upscale 4 star): Radisson Hotel Rockville or similar

Day 3 : D.C. - Corning Glass Center - 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! Next is 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 4 : Niagara Falls - Thousand Islands - Albany

In the morning the Niagara Falls bus tour will see the spectacular views of Niagara Falls up close. Enjoy the spectacular view of this landmark between US and Canada. You will also go to the IMAX Theatre to experience the Falls like never before. Here you can see "The Falls Movie: Legends of Adventure" ----- one of the most spectacular IMAX movies of all time. You will sit in a giant six-story movie screen and feel the power of 12,000 watts of thunderous digital surround sound where you can see behind the mist, myths and mysteries of one of the most storied natural wonders of the world. Then we will travel to Thousand Islands. This archipelago of more than 1800 islands situated on a 50 mile span by the US-Canada border stretches along the Saint Lawrence River to Lake Ontario and inspired the famous salad dressing. Join us as we sail these scenic waters. Here you will be able to take in the mystery and majesty of the islands aboard the Thousand Island Boat Cruise. Once pirate infested parts, the region is rife with legends of buccaneers and patriots that robbed passing ships and burned enemy vessels. Today the Thousand Islands are home to beautiful and luxurious castles like Boldt Castle on Heart Island, and the world’s shortest international bridge. The last stop is the New York State Capitol in Albany.

Deluxe Hotel (upscale 4 star): Radisson Albany or similar

Day 5 : Albany - Boston

Today we will head to Boston. The bus tour begins by visiting Cambridge, world-renowned academic home to both Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Harvard University, founded in 1636, is the nation’s oldest institution of higher education and remains much in the same brick and mortar colonial style, fenced in by lively Harvard Square. A short bus ride takes you to the MIT campus with its old world meets modernity combination of architecture, exuding the passion for technological advancement that is fostered within its community. After our education, we head back into the heart of the Boston, to see the archaically-designed Massachusetts State House presiding over the city atop a hill that looks out over the Boston Common Park. Originally built in 1795, the State House symbolized America’s post-war vitality and dedication to the values that embarked the move for independence and democracy. Its survival to this day is testament to the richness of Boston’s culture. Next, a Harbor Cruise will take you around the Port of Boston, historically one of the America’s principal seaports since the days of colonial rule. Boston Harbor has remained an important gateway between the land and the sea throughout America’s lifetime, and was the site of perhaps the most famous revolutionary activity, the Boston Tea Party. From the harbor, you will get the best view of the Boston skyline and watch how the city wraps around alongside the flowing Charles River. In the afternoon, we continue the tour in Boston’s downtown with a walk through historic Faneuil Hall, which has been a marketplace and meeting site since 1742. You will be able to stand in the vicinity of where the great revolutionary speakers, Samuel Adams and James Otis, stood when they encouraged their fellows to rise up for independence. Then shop through the endless food stalls, taste fresh seafood cooked in local styles, or join the crowd of people that always gathers around street performers.

Deluxe Hotel (upscale 4 star): DoubleTree Boston North Shore, Four Points by Sheraton Wakefield or similar

Day 6 : Boston - Breakers RI - Yale University - New York City

In the morning, we will travel to Newport Rhode Island where we will visit the famed Breakers Mansion. Once the extravagant home of the Vanderbilt family, the 700 room mansion overlooks the Atlantic Ocean gets its name from the crashing of the waves on the cliffs below. Next we visit the town of New Haven, in Connecticut to visit the famed campus of Yale University. As a prominent ivy league university, the school is well known for its beautiful campus and distinguished alumnus. From here we drive to New York City.

Deluxe Hotel (upscale 4 star): Crowne Plaza Newark, Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel or similar

Day 7 : New York In-Depth Tour - Philadelphia

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 Metropolitan Museum of Art to take in the rich artistic culture New York is famous for. With over 2 million masterpieces in its collection, you’ll be stunned by the range of art and history on its walls. 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. Drive back to Philadelphia after the New York In-Depth Tour.

**Note: The "Maid of the Mist" is only available from May to Oct. Any other time, it will be substituted by Niagara Jet Boat Tour in its operation season.

**Note: The Thousand Islands Scenic Boat Ride is seasonal and is only available from April to October.

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

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 Philadelphia based on weather/ traffic conditions and the number of travelers choosing to end in Philadelphia. Drop off locations will be varied if third party bus is in use. Please call in for detail on the last day of your tour.

Pricing

Single Double (per person) Third Person Fourth Person
Adult Kid* Adult Kid*
$945 $690 $20 $20 $20 $20

*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 with a $20 processing fee. (Except applicable admission fee, service charge and fuel surcharge)

Late Cancellation or NO show of the Free-Fare passenger will result in $350 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. 6 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)
Breakers Mansion $21 $7 (6-17)
Corning Museum of Glass $18 Free (under 17)
Harvard and Yale University $25 $15
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum DC $23 $18 (4-12)
Maid of the Mist (Seasonal) $18.25 $10.65 (6-12)
Metropolitan Museum of Art $25 Free (under 12)
Niagara Falls IMAX Movie USA $12 $8 (6-12)
Niagara JetBoat $61 $51 (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)
Thousand Islands Scenic Boat Ride (Seasonal) $27.5 $13 (4-12)
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 is 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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