3-Day Watkins Glen, Corning, Washington DC, and Niagara Falls Bus Tour from New York

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Tour Code : NYC30501

Departure City : New York City

Duration : 3 day(s) 2 night(s)

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

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Highlight :

Washington DC: White House, Capitol Hill, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veteran Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Smithsonian Institution, DC Potomac River Cruise*, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Madame Tussands Washington DC*; Philadelphia: Liberty Bell, Independence Hall; Niagara Falls, Maid of the Mist*, Power Vista*, Old Fort Niagara*, The Spirit of the Mist Native American Show*; Howe Caverns*, Secret Caverns*, Watkins Glen State Park*

Itinerary

Day 1 : New York - Watkins Glen/ Secret Caverns - Niagara Falls (Night View)

We are going to see the renowned Niagara Falls. Overlooking American Fall, the Horseshoe Fall and the Bridal Veil Fall, you will be astounded by the deafening roar of the falls. It’s the combination of height and volume that makes Niagara Falls so beautiful.

Itinerary
(Summer: apply when Watkins Glen is resumed)
Watkins Glen - Niagara IMAX movie - Niagara Falls Night View
Special Notes:
1. Watkins Glen usually opens during late April to early November.
2. We charge $10/person for bus entry permit and parking of Watkins Glen State Park.
3. We will visit Watkins Glen only when weather condition allows. In case of rainy weather, we reserve the right to change or cancel the itinerary considering safety issues.
4. The completeness of night view on certain summer evenings may be limited or not available due to late sunset time and US Federal Government regulations on driving hours.

(Winter: apply when Watkins Glen closed)
Secret Caverns - Niagara IMAX movie - Niagara Falls Night View
Special Notes:
1. Due to the cold weather and frozen road since November, Secret Caverns may be closed on some departure date.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Quality Inn Buffalo Airport hotel or similar

Day 2 : Niagara Falls - Corning

Follow the tour along the Niagara River to the Old Fort Niagara, learn the history and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Niagara area. The significant location of Old Fort is right next to Lake Ontario. Later coming back to Niagara Falls, explore more.

Itinerary
(Summer: apply when Maid of the Mist resumes)
Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour - Maid of the Mist - Corning Glass Museum

(Winter: apply when Maid of the Mist closes)
Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour - Niagara Jetboat - Corning Glass Museum
Special Notes:
1. Maid of the mist usually opens during late April to early November, it depends on weather.
2. Jet Boat will be operated only when weather condition allows; in case of storm, snow, icy condition of the Niagara River, the boat tour will be closed for safety reasons. Minimum age is 4 years (minimum 40 inches tall).

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

Day 3 : Washington DC - New York City

We will visit Washington, D.C. Monuments, museums, and Americana characterize this historic city.

Itinerary
(Summer: apply when DC cruise is resumed)
National Air and Space Museum - Capitol Hill (Outside Visit) - The White House (Outside visit) - Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial - the DC Sightseeing cruise
We will also pass by: Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, WWII Memorial and more.
Special Notes:
1. If time allows, we will additionally visit Madame Tussauds Washington D.C..
2. DC sightseeing cruise usually closes during January - March.

(Winter: apply when DC cruise is closed)
National Air and Space Museum - Capitol Hill (Outside Visit) - The White House (Outside Visit) - Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial - International Spy Museum
We will also pass by: Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, WWII Memorial and more.
Special Notes:
1. If time allows, we will additionally visit Madame Tussauds Washington D.C..
2. DC sightseeing cruise usually closes during January - March.

**Note: Itinerary on Every Saturday during 7/6-8/31, & 5/25 as below:
Day 1: New York - Washington D.C.
Day 2: Watkins Glen - Corning Glass Museum - Niagara Falls Illumination and night view
Day 3: Maid of the Mist - Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour - New York

**Note: The “Maid of the Mist” is only available from May to Oct.

**Note: Power Vista and Old Fort Niagara may be substituted with Niagara Falls IMAX moive. Home to “The Falls Movie: Legends of Adventure”.

Departure and Return info.:

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

Pricing

Single Double (per person) Third Person Fourth Person
Adult Kid* Adult Kid*
$232 $132 Free Free $96 $96

*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 $96 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. 2 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 $10 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 $20 Free (under 17)
DC Sightseeing Cruise $26 $18
International Spy Museum $22.95 $14.95
Madame Tussaud's President Gallery $23 $17
Maid of the Mist (Seasonal) $19.25 $11.20 (6-12)
Niagara Falls IMAX Movie USA $12 $9 (6-12)
Niagara In-Depth Tour (Old Fort Niagara Ticket Included) $25 $15
Niagara JetBoat $69 $69 (4-12)
Secret Caverns $18 $10 (6-10)
Watkins Glen State Park (Seasonal) $10 $8

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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