5-Day US East Coast Bus Tour from Boston
On this multi-day tour from Boston, visit Newport, RI and Hartford, CT before heading to NYC, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Niagara Falls During this trip, you'll visit the world-renowned attractions in Washington DC and New York City as well as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall in Philadelphia. You'll also have the chance to take cruises in both Washington DC and New York City to enjoy the magnificent views from the rivers.
Day 1: Depart from Boston at 9 AM to the Breakers Mansion in Newport, RI before visiting the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, CT. Enjoy a night tour of NYC before your overnight in New Jersey. Overnight at Edison Hotel, NJ (or similar hotel).
Day 2: Your tour of NYC includes visits to the iconic Empire State building and Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Continue on to the Statue of Liberty Cruise. Mid-afternoon, visit Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Your last stop is the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Overnight at Edison Hotel, NJ (or similar hotel).
Day 3: Depart for Philadelphia, PA to visit Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Spend the rest of the day in Washington, DC visiting the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans, and Korean War Veterans memorials. Continue to the White House and US Capitol. Next stop is the Jefferson Memorial, and then the National Air and Space Museum. Your last stop is the Potomac River Cruise, where you can enjoy a relaxing sightseeing experience. Overnight at Comfort Inn, MD or similar hotel
Day 4: Head north to the Corning Glass Museum in Corning, NY. Continue to Niagara Falls, NY to take the famous Maid of the Mist cruise. Enjoy a native journey with the Thundering Water Cultural Show, and the Nighttime Illumination of the Falls. You will be required to pay the fee for all travelers in your party for the Niagara Falls Illumination ($6 per person). Overnight at Holiday Inn, NF or similar hotel
Day 5: Continue to explore Niagara Falls where we will see the Niagara Falls Adventure Movie and then stop at historic Old Fort Niagara and Whirlpool State Park. We will return to Boston and arrive around 9pm.
Note: entrance fees to all attractions noted in the itinerary are an additional cost and are not included in the price of the tour.
- Reservations are REQUIRED for all bookings
- Book Your Package On-Line and Receive Your Confirmation
- Departure point: Near Hay Market/Quincy Market- 195 State street, Boston, Boston, MA 02109
- Duration: 5 days (Approx.)
- Departure Time: 9:00 AM
- Return Details: Estimated 9:00 PM arrival at Beach St, Boston, MA 02111 (in front of Chinatown Gate)
- 4 nights accommodation
- Fuel surcharge
- Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
- Food and drinks
What To Bring
- Confirmation Voucher (printed or mobile)
- Any required or suggested items listed on your confirmation email.
- A Smile!
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Most travelers can participate
- Wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
To start out with the positives, the guide was nice and the driver drove safely...thats about it. There was very little communication prior to the tour and my questions weren't really answered, possibly due to a language barrier. We were picked up late and the bus was extremely packed. The windows had gunk on them so it was quite hard to see the countryside and impossible to take pics from inside where I was placed. We were supposed to get a different bus the 2nd day, but we didn't until the 3rd day. It was extremely cold on the bus and the days were so jammed packed that one gets little sleep on this tour, especially with the long check-in process at hotels due to so many people. The biggest disappointment was that most of the sights featured were just quick stops to take a picture from wherever a place to pull over could be found. It was also hard to hear the guide with so many people talking, and make note, this is definitely a family tour with lots of small children aboard. Some things you can't opt out of and end up paying for regardless, like the NYC tour, which if you're on the bus, then you will be paying for. The toilets on the bus were not to be used either. Very little commentary about stuff we were driving by, mainly just when we arrived at the main sites. The fees really add up on this too and I didn't even take part in most of the activities.
This was an extremely ambitious itinerary, most of the time was spent on bus travel. The places visited were given short shrift, not enough time or interpretation was afforded them, particularly since the greatest proportion of the tour group was Oriental and not familiar with the importance of the places we visited. The guide's English skills were limited as were her explanations of the importance of our stops. Accommodations were in some cases dreadful, particularly those in NJ. Since there were so many Chinese, including the guide, we were taken to Chinese buffets for three of the five dinners. Too much!
The tour guide Jason seemed more concerned with getting from place to place and did not seem very committed to the well being or comfort of the travelers. In Washington DC we arrived at the Lincoln Memorial, the Korean Memorial and the Vietnam Memorial and he said we had 15 minutes to visit the three memorials. I asked for more time and I had to beg for 5 more minutes. He gave us 30 minutes to go to the air and space museum. He thinks we just want to take a photo and go to the next place. The Edison Hotel in New Jersey was a zero star hotel in my opinion. It was dirty, smelled of perfume, the bed crunched when I sat on it, the phone didn't work, the carpets were stained, the curtains were askew and it was noisy. One hot day the bus broke down. We spent 61/2 hours at Wendy's waiting for a new bus. We got one bottle of water as we boarded the new bus. The tour guide could not understand why we would want compensation for our discomfort and loss of our experience at our destinations for the day. I did not know the trip was going to be in Chinese and English. I will never go on another bus tour again after this hell on wheels trip.
Attractions were excellent. Accommodation was okay. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful.
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