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*, Cave of the Wind*, Niagara Falls IMAX Movie*, The Spirit of the Mist Indian Show*, Old Fort Niagara*, Whirlpool State Park*; Buffalo Zoo*; 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 - Secret Caverns - Niagara Falls / New York City - Washington D.C

Winter Itinerary
In the morning, we will depart from New York to the first stop which is the Secret Caverns. A 103-step staircase with various layers of limestone deposited faithfully by the prehistoric ocean is the only way in or out. Many of the caverns in this area were formed largely during the last Ice Age about 38,000-14,000 years ago. Then we will head to Niagara Falls and enjoy a nighttime illumination of the impressive American and Horseshoe falls. Every night, at dusk, visitors can experience the falls lit in the colors of the rainbow.

Summer Itinerary
Our tour bus will depart from New York to Washington D.C. and the first stop will be DC Sightseeing Cruise which rests on top of the Potomac River- the national river of the United States, with the exclusive view of The Pentagon, the Department of Defense. The Following next will be the Madame Tussauds President Gallery. Then you will go to the famous United States Capitol (Exterior) which is the meeting place of the US Congress and has been for more than 200 years. After that, our bus will take you to the White House (Exterior), the principal residence and workplace of the U.S. President. Then you will visit one of the most famous landmarks in the world, the Lincoln Memorial along with the Korean War Memorial and Vietnam Memorial.

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

Day 2 : Niagara Falls - Corning Glass Museum - Washington D.C. / Washington D.C - Corning - Niagara City

Winter Itinerary
The tour begins in the morning and we will do Niagara In-Depth Tour by visit the Whirlpool Park first, a short and relaxing stroll along the Niagara Gorge with a view of the fastest moving water in the world. Afterwards, we will continue our way to Old Fort Niagara located at the mouth of the Niagara River flowing into Lake Ontario. It tells a vivid history of some of the earliest wars in our country. Then you will be able to experience the power of nature by enjoying a breathtaking Jet Boat Adventures ride through the spectacular Niagara River. Following that we will watch the “Legends & Daredevils” IMAX Movie. The movie tells the story of early settlers and explorers who challenged the magnificent raging waters of the Niagara Falls. In this movie, you can relive a lifetime of Niagara’s sensational true stories that have been talked about for generations. Then we will be going to Corning Museum of Glass, the largest glass museum in the world. You will have the opportunity to see a live Hot Glass Show inside the museum and visit exhibitions from different time period of glass making.

Summer Itinerary
The day begins as we travel from the hotel to Amish Farm. This authentic Amish farm in Lancaster, PA. It is an educational experience for the whole family. This 25-acre farm is dedicated to teaching people about the Amish lifestyle in a fun and constructive way. Then we will be going to Corning Museum of Glass, the largest glass museum in the world. You will have the opportunity to see a live Hot Glass Show inside the museum and visit exhibitions from different time period of glass making. Afterwards, we will head to Watkins Glen State Park. The amazing Gorge Trail winds 1.3 miles over 20 beautiful waterfalls; such as rainbow falls, chain falls, endless falls etc. There are also suspension stone bridge and spiral tunnel that crosses high above the gorge. It is registered as a National Scenic Trail in the US. Then we will head back to the hotel.

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

Day 3 : Washington D.C / Niagara City - Buffalo - Rochester

Winter Itinerary
We will start the day by visiting the outside of US Capitol which is the meeting place of the US Congress and has been for more than 200 years, then the White House (Exterior) which is the principal residence and workplace of the U.S. President. After that, we will take the DC Sightseeing Cruise which rests on top of the Potomac River- the national river of the United States, with the exclusive view of The Pentagon, the Department of Defense. Then we go to the Madame Tussauds President Gallery. Then you will go to the famous United States Capitol (Exterior) After that, you will have some free time to explore other museums such as National Museum of Natural History, National Air and Space Museum and so on.

Summer Itinerary
The tour begins in the morning and we will do Niagara In-Depth Tour by visit the Whirlpool Park first, a short and relaxing stroll along the Niagara Gorge with a view of the fastest moving water in the world. Afterwards, we will continue our way to Old Fort Niagara located at the mouth of the Niagara River flowing into Lake Ontario. It tells a vivid history of some of the earliest wars in our country. Then you will be able to experience the power of nature by enjoying a breathtaking Jet Boat Adventures ride through the spectacular Niagara River. Following that we will head to Goat Island for Cave of the Wind, where you can walk along the falls. And guests will have Leisure time get up close and personal with the day view of Horseshoe, Goat Island, American/Bridal Veil Falls. Then we will watch the “Legends & Daredevils” IMAX Movie. The movie tells the story of early settlers and explorers who challenged the magnificent raging waters of the Niagara Falls. In this movie, you can relive a lifetime of Niagara’s sensational true stories that have been talked about for generations. After the movie, we will take the Maid of the Mist, the world-famous boat ride that will take you right into the heart of the Niagara Falls to experience the thunderous power of one of the natural wonders of the world.

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

Day 4 : Amish Farm - Philadelphia - New York / Rochester - Alexandria Bay - New York City

Winter Itinerary
The day begins as we travel from the hotel to Amish Farm. This authentic Amish farm in Lancaster, PA. It is an educational experience for the whole family. This 25-acre farm is dedicated to teaching people about the Amish lifestyle in a fun and constructive way. Then we will go to Philadelphia which is the birthplace of America. You will see one of Philadelphia's most famous landmarks: Independence Hall which is the location where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated, written, and ratified by the Founding Fathers of the USA. You can also see the The famous cracked Liberty Bell. It is a sign of American Independence and spirit. Located at Liberty Bell Center. The following attraction is One Liberty Observation Deck, and discover all the attractions in Philadelphia right from the Philadelphia skyline. Looking for things to do in Philly at night? See the city light up like never before right from the observation deck. Then we will take the Philadelphia double-decker. Experience the unique history and beauty of Philadelphia from the top of a modern double-decker bus. The open-top tours of the city offer the most spectacular views and provide entertaining live commentaries from fully-trained and friendly guides.

Summer Itinerary
Early in the morning, we will be heading over to Alexandria Bay to discover a natural wonder, Thousand Islands. On the Thousand Islands cruise we will be able to explore St. Lawrence River, the islands, and the beautiful scenic.

**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(792 US 46, Parsippany, NJ 07054).
  3. Parsippany boarding location is ONLY for pickup service in the morning. Return location is Edison(118 Greenwood, Edison NJ 08817).

Pricing

Single Double (per person) Third Person Fourth Person
Adult Kid* Adult Kid*
$372 $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 $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)
Amish Farms $29 $19
Cave of the Winds (Seasonal) $19 $16 (6-12)
Corning Museum of Glass $20 Free (under 17)
Madame Tussaud's President Gallery $23 $17
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum DC $26 $18 (4-12)
Maid of the Mist (Seasonal) $19.25 $11.20 (6-12)
Niagara JetBoat $69 $59 (4-12)
Old Fort Niagara + Whirlpool State Park + IMAX Movies $45 $35
Philadelphia Hop-on Hop-off Double Decker Bus $36 $20
Philadelphia One Liberty Observation Desk $16 $11
Secret Caverns $18 $10 (6-10)
Thousand Island Cruise (US Side) $27 $15
Washington DC Potomac River Cruise $26 $20 (2-12)
Watkins Glen State Park $15 $15

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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