Tours depart on Mon, Wed, Fri will be reversed as followed and not going to the Secret Caverns:
Day 1 : New York Arrival
Day 2 : New York – Philadelphia – Washington DC
Day 3 : Washington DC – Corning/Watkins Glen – Niagara Falls
Day 4 : Niagara Falls – New York
Day 5 : New York city tour and transfer to the airport
Day 1:New York (49 miles)
Flights can be booked into any of the three major New York City area airports. Those flying in to EWR before 12:00can either take our shuttle to the hotel for some rest or go shopping at Jersey Gardens Mall. Those flying into LGA or JFK before 3:00pm will have the opportunity to tour Flushing, Queens. All who arrive before 4:30pm have the option of joining a Night Tour of the city. Shuttle service will be available from all airports. There will be an additional charge for those who arrive after 10:00pm.
From 4/1/2016, there will be added two pick up places: Flushing and China Town.
Always Visit Jersey Gardens Mall For EWR in customers only. The mall is about a half-hour out of New York City, which makes it a good day trip for those touring New York. It is also close to Newark Airport, and its convenient location makes it popular with travellers.
Day 2:New York – Secret Caverns – Niagara Falls (447 miles)
Today we will head north to the Secret Caverns in upstate New York. We will then continue on to Niagara Falls, NY where we will see Thundering Water Cultural Show.
Day 3:Niagara Falls – Corning/Watkins Glen (177 miles)
We will then continue to explore Niagara Falls, NY where we will take the famous Maid of the Mist boat ride (approx. May – Oct) or the Niagara Jet Boat Ride, and the Niagara Falls Adventure Movie(Approx Nov – May). Guests will have the chance to choose either to stay in the Falls Park for self-exploration or have an in-depth tour that includes visits to the Whirlpool State Park and Old Fort Niagara. We will then head to Watkins Glen State Park in the Finger Lakes region of New York. In the winter, Watkins Glen is closed and we will instead visit the Corning Glass Museum.
Niagara Falls, NY
Seasonal Maid of the Mist This famous boat ride gets passengers up close and personal with the Niagara Falls! The Maid rides right into the mists thrown up by the roaring cascade as the Niagara River tumbles over the edge of the falls.
Day 4:Washington DC – Philadelphia – New York (233 miles)
In the morning, we will head south to Washington, DC to see all of the famous monuments to Jefferson, Lincoln, and the Vietnam and Korean Wars. We will go to Capitol Hill to see the US Capitol Building, before stopping outside the White House to take some photographs. Guests will have the chance to visit Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and take a Cruise on the Potomac River that will allow them to see the different sites of Washington DC from the water. We will then travel to Philadelphia, PA to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall in National Independence Park. We will return to New York at night.
Day 5:New York
Today we will spend the day touring New York City, making stops at the Empire State Building. Guests will take a sightseeing cruise tour on the Hudson River, take pictures with the backdrops of Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge. Furthermore, visit USS Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum. In addition, wandering around Wall Street, taking pictures with Trinity Church, New York Stock Exchange and its signature sculpture Charging Bull. If time permits, we will visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. In the end of the day, our tour bus will pass by the Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Ground Zero and so on. Afterwards, guests will be dropped off at the airport to end this tour. Please see “Departure and Return” for more detailed information regarding when to book flights.
Departure & Return
Courtesy airport (JFK, LGA, EWR) pick up between 9:00am and 10pm (Start from 4/1/2016, free pick up time will change to 8:30am to 10:00pm). Arrival before 6:00pm at map link87 Bowery (2nd Floor), New York, NY 10013 (Chinatown), we will transfer you to the hotel free
Arrival before 5:00pm at map link 133-35 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354 (New York Food Court), we will transfer you to the hotel free
Return (approximate): For JFK, LGA, EWR departure, please book your flights after 07:00pm
5:00pm map link135-20 39th Ave, Flushing, NY 11358-2207 (In front of Sheraton Hotel
6:00pm map link87 Bowery, New York, NY 10013 (Chinatown)
Note: Service fee for free pick up is $8/person
4 nights hotel accomodations Transportation via air-conditioned vehicle Airport pick up from JFK/LGA/EWR and drop off on the last day. Complimentary transfer (excluded service fee $8/per person) is available between 9:00am and 10:00pm (Start from 4/1/2016, time will change to between 8:30am and 10:00pm). Outside this time, guests will be charged $120 (first 1-2 guests) and $10 for each additional guest. Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour Taxes
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.
Your ticket(s) will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please allow up to 8 hours to receive the confirmation. Your booking will be processed as soon as possible.
Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, is included on your e-ticket. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.
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The purchase of any travel services represents your acceptance Terms & Conditions set out herein. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand these Terms & Conditions prior to booking.
A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Name changes or corrections may be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply. Please be noted that we do not allow departure change 48 hours before departure.
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 tours last 5 or more days
Up to 46 days prior to departure – 10% of total purchase amount.
21-45 days prior to departure – 25% of total purchase amount.
8-20 days prior to departure – 50% of total purchase amount.
1-7 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.
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.
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.