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Day 1:Washington D.C. – Lancaster – Philadelphia – New York (261 miles)
In the morning, guests will be picked up from the specified departure location(s) in the Washington, D.C. area. We will begin the day by driving to Lancaster, PA to visit the Amish Farm and House. Later, if time permit, we will enjoy a special authentic Amish lunch. Then, we will travel to Philadelphia to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall in National Independence Park. Afterwards, we will head for New York City, where we will have the option of joining an optional Night Tour.
Always Visit The Amish Farm and House This authentic Amish farm in Lancaster, PA is more than 300 years old, and 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.
Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (2-12 yrs) $13; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $20
Always Visit Independence Hall One of Philadelphia’s most famous landmarks, Independence Hall in Independence National Historical Park 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.
Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes
Always Visit Liberty Bell The famously cracked Liberty Bell is a sign of American Independence and spirit. Located at Liberty Bell Center in Philadelphia, PA, this symbol of the American Revolution was crafted in 1752– more than 250 years ago. Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes
New York, NY
Always Available NYC Night Tour First we will visit Rockefeller Center, before moving on to Times Square, and then our last stop, an observation deck in New Jersey, offers romantic, panoramic views of New York City.
Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-12 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $25|Duration: Approx. 3 Hours
Day 2:New York City – Washington (226 miles)
In the morning, we will start our tour on Wall Street, taking pictures at Trinity Church, the New York Stock Exchange, and Charging Bull. Later, by stepping up to the Empire State Building?s observation deck, we will get a panoramic view of the Central Park and the surrounding city. Then, we will take a sightseeing cruise on the Hudson River to get views of the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. Furthermore, we will visit the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum. Towards the end of the day, we will pass Fifth Avenue and Rockefeller Center before stopping in Times Square where guests can choose to visit either Madame Tussauds Wax Museum or Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum. Afterward, we will drive to Washington, D.C..
New York, NY
Always Visit Wall Street This famous street in New York City’s Financial District has become synonymous with American financial enterprises. It is also the home of the New York Stock Exchange, and has been (or still is) the location of several other exchanges. Always Visit Trinity Church Built in the mid-1800s, Trinity Church (also called St. Paul’s Chapel) is the oldest public building that is in continuous use in NYC. The current church is the third on this site; the first Trinity Church was built in 1698. Always Visit New York Stock Exchange The “big board” and headquarters of the NYSE is located at the heart of Wall Street, in a distinctive classical-style building that is both a National Historic Landmark and a member of the National Register of Historic Places.
Always Visit Charging Bull This bronze sculpture that sits at the northern tip of New York’s Bowling Green Park is ready to strike! It was commissioned to represent the “strength and power of the American people” after the stock market crashed in 1987. Always Visit Empire State Building One of the most recognizable landmarks in the word, this famous skyscraper is the second-tallest building in New York City. It was completed in 1931 and made a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1986. Admission (Optional): Adult $32; Child (3-12 yrs) $26; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $29|Opening Hours: 8:00am – 2:00am|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes Always Visit Statue of Liberty Cruise This boat ride through New York Harbor loops its way around Ellis Island, home of the Statue of Liberty. Ellis Island was the arrival point for immigrants to the East Coast of the US for decades. Admission (Optional): Adult $29; Child (3-12 yrs) $17; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $24|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes Always Visit Statue of Liberty This world-famous statue in New York harbor is best known as a center of immigration in the United States. This boat ride allows for a water-top view of Lady Liberty and plenty of opportunities to take amazing photos!
Always Visit Brooklyn Bridge Easily one of New York City’s most recognizable landmarks, the towering arches of the Brooklyn Bridge have welcomed drivers to the island of Manhattan for years. The two automobile lanes of the bridge are divided by a designated pedestrian walkway.
Always Visit Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum This famous military history museum on Manhattan’s West Side is inside the now-defunct World War II aircraft carrier, the USS Intrepid. Exhibits include real military aircraft as well as recreations of military life aboard the ship.
Admission (Optional): Adult $31; Child (3-12 yrs) $24; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $27|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes Always Visit Fifth Avenue One of the most famous shopping areas in the world– and one of the most expensive– New York City’s Fifth Avenue cuts across Manhattan and hold some of its most famous landmarks and event centers. Always Visit Rockefeller Center A member of the U.S. National Register of Historic Places as well as a National Landmark, the world-famous Rockefeller Center (named for John. D. Rockefeller’s son) in Midtown Manhattan has been a New York hub since the 1930s. Always Visit Times Square Called “The Crossroads of the World,” this major intersection in midtown Manhattan– where Broadway hits Seventh Avenue– is a world-famous icon of both New York City and the United States. It has appeared in countless forms of media. Time Permits Madame Tussauds Wax Museum (Optional if time permits) Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum is a favorite attraction of people all over the world. Uncannily lifelike wax sculptures of figures both modern and historic decorate the halls of this museum, which dates back to London and 1836.
Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-12 yrs) $23; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $25|Opening Hours: Mon – Sun May 23 – Sep 6 9:00am – 10:00pm, Sep 7 9:00am – 8:00pm, Dec 31 9:00am – 3:00pm, Sun – Thu Sep 8 – Dec 17 10:00am – 8:00pm, Fri – Sat Sep 11 – Dec 19 10:00am – 10:00pm|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium has been shocking and wowing spectators since 1939. This museum of oddities contains over 500 pieces in 18,000 square feet, and also features live sideshow performances throughout the day.
1 night hotel accommodation
Transportation via an air-conditioned vehicle
Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
All meals and drinks during the trip.
A mandatory service fees: Minimum $8 / day / person should be paid in cash to tour guide and the bus driver as a service fee. Any child / Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well. Ex: 2 people taking a 2-day tour would pay: $8 x 2 (seats) x 2 (days) = $32.
Personal room fees: such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified. Any private expenses
City passes are not accepted during an escorted tour due to the fact that they do not correspond into the tour schedule. The group entrance tickets provided by tour guides have fast lane and tour guides accompany passengers for activities.
Bus Arrangement: Usually only passengers in the same order will be arranged in the same bus. If you book the tour separately with your friends and you want to sit in the same bus, you need to inform us before departure . Or you may be arranged in different buses.
Itineraries are subject to change due to the weather, transportation and other conditions, in order to provide the best experience for you. Customers are held solely responsible for their own travel documents and/or visas if required.
Hotel rooms: Each hotel room can accommodate no more than 4 guests (adults or children), and existing bedding must be used
Language: All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour and/or driver guides (English/Chinese). Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours and/or languages may be combined to operate the tours.
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Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to Taketours by email or through web mail at Contact Us .
Tour Departure: This tour has 100% guaranteed departure; if the tour is cancelled there will be refund of 120%. Restrictions apply; due to weather conditions, State Emergencies, Airport Closures or anything beyond the control of the tour operator the 120% refund will NOT apply.
Cancellation penalties per person for 1-4 days tours
15-30 days or more prior to departure – 10% of total purchase amount.
7-14 days prior to departure – 25% of total purchase amount.
4-6 days prior to departure – 50% of total purchase amount.
Within 3 days prior to departure – 100% of total purchase amount.
Day of departure or no show – 100% per person.
Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
Trips require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation. We reserve the right to cancel a schedule trip to fully refund affected customers although tour companies will make every efforts to maintain the normal operation.
There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.
Buy 2 Get 3rd Free / Get 4th Free : (1) Cancellation of free-fare passenger must be made at least 7 days before departure. (2) No-show or late cancellation incurs a $148 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary – we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.
We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, Taketours’ only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour.. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers.
We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.