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6-Day 2018 New Year Eve Countdown, US East Coast Tour from Boston - 12/30 Departure

  • Tour code: 855-1037
  • Available: Dec 30, 2017
  • Depart from: Boston, MA
  • Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights
From USD$488

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Highlights:

Visit New York, Niagara Falls, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Corning.

Special Remarks:

  • Visit the Old Fort Niagara and the Whirlpool State Park.
  • Stay 2 nights in New York Metropolitan Area with more visit time in the Big Apple.
  • Celebrate the New Year at Times Square Countdown with 3 choices: The traditional way to experience the Countdown zone, the luxury way to have unlimited access to Countdown zone with Applebee, the unique way to spend the night and count down on Cruise!
  • No head-back: spend shortest time visiting as many cities as possible!
  • We will go for the 5th Ave and the Central Park of New York on the day of countdown! We will have a chance to enjoy Lady M, Luke's Lobster, New England clam chowder and Boston Lobster.
  • Free hand warmer for all guests on the day of New Year countdown.
  • Tour is 100% guaranteed; if cancelled 120% of the price will be refunded.

Pricing Details

Single: $698
Double (/Person): $488
Third Person Adult: Free
Child (Age 2-9): Free
Fourth Person Adult: Free
Child (Age 2-9): Free

Note: *Price in USD is based on the lowest price per person per room over the next 30 days. Exact prices are displayed when you select a date.

  • BUY 2 GET 2 FREE: (1) Cancellation of free-fare passenger must be made at least 7 days before departure. (2) No-show or late cancellation incurs an $488 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
  • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 0-12 yrs old. Child above 2 yrs must take the seat. Customers are welcome to use child safety seats on that have lap and/or shoulder belts/harnesses for the infant under 2 yrs.
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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Boston - New York(216 miles)
  • Day 2 New York Times Square Countdown
  • Day 3 New York
  • Day 4 New York - Philadelphia - Washington DC(203 miles)
  • Day 5 Washington D.C. - Corning - Niagara Falls(402 miles)
  • Day 6 Upstate New York - Boston(467 miles)
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Day 1 Boston - New York(216 miles)

Leave Quincy Market and we will set forth to the Big Apple - New York.

You can choose:

  • A. In the evening, upon arrival in New York, you are invited to join our delicately tailored New York City Night Tour that accesses you to stunning views of the "Sleepless Town".
  • B. Certainly, Broadway musicals are one of the most celebrated symbols of the city. You will have a chance to watch the world class Broadway shows of opening after 7:00PM upon your request.

The Big Apple, The City That Never Sleeps, The Cultural Capital of the World... whatever you call New York City, its impact on worldwide culture and business is undeniable. Seeing this famous metropolis is something no one ever forgets!

  • Always Available
    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 65 yrs) $25|Duration: Approx. 3 Hours
Standard Hotel: E Hotel Banquet & Conference Center/Raritan Hotel/ Red Roof Inn or equivalent
Dulexe Hotel: Sheraton/Hilton/Doubletree/Radisson/Hotel Somerset/Crowne Plaza/Courtyard/Hilton Garden/Holiday Inn in New Jersey or similar

Day 2 New York Times Square Countdown

In the morning, we will visit the Central Park of New York and the 5th Ave. We will pass by Trump Tower, Apple Flagship store, and more. (There would be no space for storage shopping bags so please do not purchase any goods on that day.) Then, we will head to Times Square to see New Year's Eve Countdown. Cheer with the entire world as the ball drops!

You will have 3 options for the countdown:

1. You may walk to Times Square and watch performances before the countdown. At the same time, the countdown zone will be closed for pedestrians only; you may experience the world-famous New Year street celebrations to witness the historic moment. (Free of charge)

2.Buy an Applebee Party Pass! ($375 for adults, $250 for kids)

3. New York Sightseeing Countdown Dinner Cruise. ($411/person, including transfer service to the pier)

****Special Service:

  • Indoor waiting area on W48 St (between 5th Ave and 6th Ave);
  • Hotel shuttle bus: departure at 18:00/21:00/01:30.
  • All guests will be provided a pack of hand-warmer to keep warm in countdown zone.
  • The Big Apple, The City That Never Sleeps, The Cultural Capital of the World... whatever you call New York City, its impact on worldwide culture and business is undeniable. Seeing this famous metropolis is something no one ever forgets!

    • Always Visit
      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
      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.
    • Always Available
      Buy an Applebee Party Pass! Be in the center of it all and feel the electricity & excitement of a fantastic Times Square New Year's Eve experience! Enjoy an All-Inclusive Evening of a Lifetime at The World's Largest Applebee's: Premium Chef's selection buffet, Premium Open Bar, Party Favors, House DJ / Live Entertainment, Dance Floor, Champagne Toast at Midnight. At midnight, you will be able to watch the Ball Drop at the closest location.
      Admission (Optional): Adult $375; Child (Under 12 yrs) $250
    • Always Available
      Cruise into the New Year in style aboard our New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise! Your majestic evening on the ferry features stunning views of the New York City skyline and 3 hours of first-rate entertainment. In the climate-controlled interior of the cruise boat, dance the night away as the DJ spins the greatest hits of the year! Enjoy a little bubbly or pick your poison at the open bar as your countdown the final hours. When the clock strikes midnight, make a toast and turn your head to the sky for a brilliant firework display that illuminates iconic landmarks and adds splashes of color to the skyline.
      Admission (Optional): Adult $411; Child $411
    Standard Hotel: Days Hotel East Brunswick/ Red Roof Inn Edisonor equivalent
    Dulexe Hotel: Hyatt Regency New Brunswick/ The Heldrich Hotel & Conference Centeror equivalent

    Day 3 New York

    Our first stop of the day will be the Empire State Building so we can get a full view of the city we are about to explore. Then, we will take a Statue of Liberty Cruise that will take us to the base of Lady Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. After that, we will stop by the USS Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum. In the Financial District, we will visit the New York Stock Exchange, the Charging Bull statue, Trinity Church, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, and Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum. Later, on a bus tour, we will see Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, the United Nations Headquarters, Ground Zero, and One World Trade Center. In the evening, guests can arrange to see a performance on Broadway at their own expense.

    The Big Apple, The City That Never Sleeps, The Cultural Capital of the World... whatever you call New York City, its impact on worldwide culture and business is undeniable. Seeing this famous metropolis is something no one ever forgets!

    • Always Visit
      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 $37; Child (6-12 yrs) $31; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $35|Opening Hours: 8:00am - 2:00am|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
    • Always Visit
      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 $33; Child (5-12 yrs) $24; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $31|Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm, Holiday hours apply. Time subject to change. Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25.|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
    • Always Visit
      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.
      Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:30am - 4:00pm, Time are subject to change.
    • Always Visit
      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
      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.
      Opening Hours: 7:00am - 6:00pm, Please note that St. Paul's Chapel is temporarily closed while undergoing restoration. The churchyard will remain open. Check the St. Paul's Chapel blog for information and updates
    • Always Visit
      The Metropolitan Museum of Art is not just the largest art museum in the United States, but also one of the three biggest in the world. Its collection contains more than 2 million works of art.
      Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (Under 11 yrs) Free; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $17|Opening Hours: Fri - Sat 10:00am - 9:00pm, Time are subject to change without further notice., Sun - Thu 10:00am - 5:30pm, Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May.|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
    • Always Visit
      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.
    • Always Visit
      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 65 yrs) $25|Opening Hours: Sun - Thu 9:30am - 10:00pm, Fri - Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
    • Passing By
      (Passing By) 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.
    • Passing By
      (Passing By) 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.
    • Passing By
      (Passing By) This building in New York City has served as the global headquarters of the United Nations since 1952. The area has extraterritoriality status, meaning it is technically not bound by the laws of New York or even the United States.
      Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 4:30pm, Time are subject to change without notice. All visitors must exit the building by 5:30pm, Sat - Sun 10:00am - 4:30pm, Close on: Parliament time, New Year's Day/Good Friday/Memorial Day/Independence Day/Eid al-Fitr/Labour Day/Eid al-Adha/Thanksgiving Day/Christmas Day (observed)
    • Passing By
      (Passing By) In the United States, "Ground Zero" refers to the site of the tragic terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, and killed thousands of people. Today, the area is a construction site of future buildings and memorials.
      Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 8:00pm, Time may vary
    • Always Visit
      Broadway has been the heart of the New York's live theater scene for over a century. There is always a plethora of plays in production, ranging from classics to modern experiments, so visitors can always catch a show.
    Standard Hotel: E Hotel Banquet & Conference Center/Raritan Hotel/ Red Roof Inn or equivalent
    Dulexe Hotel: Crowne(Ramada) Plaza EWR /Sheraton Edison/Doubletree Somerset or equivalent

    Day 4 New York - Philadelphia - Washington DC(203 miles)

    Today, we will drive to Philadelphia to see Independence National Park, the location of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Afterwards, we will continue on our way to Washington DC to visit the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Korean War Memorial. We can also take some photos of the exteriors of the White House and the US Capitol. Then, we will visit the National Air and Space Museum, followed by a Potomac River Cruise, during which we will see the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial, and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.

    One of the most historically significant cities in the United States, Philadelphia was the original American capital. The City of Brotherly Love draws history buffs and lovers of culture from all corners of the globe!

    • Always Visit
      This National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania serves as a way of preserving important Revolutionary War sites for future generations. Called "America's most historic square mile," this 55-acre park in the "Old City" district is not to be missed.
    • Always Visit
      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.
      Opening Hours: 9:00am - 7:00pm
    • Always Visit
      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.
      Opening Hours: 9:00am - 7:00pm

    The capital of the United States of America sits on the scenic Potomac River. Monuments, museums, and Americana characterize this historic city, which is located in the District of Columbia between the states of Maryland and Virginia.

    • Always Visit
      This iconic American monument honors the 16th president of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was president during the American Civil War, and is most famous for the Emancipation Proclamation that freed all of the slaves in the US.
    • Always Visit
      This memorial in Washington, DC serves as a place to remember the American soldier who were lost or killed during the tumultuous Vietnam War. Originally controversial in design, the simple memorial has become a shrine for the American people.
    • Always Visit
      This memorial commemorates those who served for the United States in the Korean War. It is located south of the Reflecting Pool at the National Mall. The simple memorial is triangular in shape will a circle at the top.
    • Always Visit
      The world-famous White House in Washington, DC is the official residence of the president of the United States and the place where most of the work is done. The facade of this neoclassical mansion is a global icon.
    • Outside Visit
      (Outside Visit) The famous United States Capitol is the meeting place of the US Congress, and has been for more than 200 years. The building is famous for its elaborate dome and intricately designed, detailed columns.
    • Always Visit
      One of the Smithsonian Institute's museums in Washington, DC, the National Air and Space Museum chronicles the history of flight. From the Wright Brother to Buzz Aldrin, the exhibits at this museum explore all of humanity's air travels.
      Opening Hours: 10:00am - 7:30pm, Open daily except December 25
    • From 1/15/2017, if the cruise closed, we will visit International Spy Museum instead.
      The Potomac River runs along Washington, DC, the capital city of the United States of America. Visitors to this famous locale can opt to see many of the area's most historic landmarks and memorials in a unique way.
      From 1/15/2017, if the cruise closed, we will visit International Spy Museum instead.
      Admission (Optional): Adult $26; Child (2-12 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $23|Opening Hours: Mar - Nov, Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1.|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
    • Always Visit
      This iconic obelisk is a memorial to the commander-in-chief of the American revolutionary army and eventual the first president of the United States of America, George Washington. The massive stone structure began construction in 1848.
    • Always Visit
      One of Washington, DC's many monuments and memorials, the WWII Memorial pays homage to those who served in the US military during that conflict. It was opened in 2002.
      Opening Hours: Open 24 Hours
    • Always Visit
      The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a memorial to the third president of the United States. The impressive building is neoclassical in design and has been standing since 1943. It sees more than two million visitors every year. It's only available during the Cherry Blossom time.
      Opening Hours: 24/7
    Standard Hotel: Days Inn/Sleep Inn/Comfort Inn or equivalent
    Dulexe Hotel: Holiday Inn/BW Premier Harrisburg/Four Points/ Courtyard or equivalent

    Day 5 Washington D.C. - Corning - Niagara Falls(402 miles)

    Today, we will head north to visit the Corning Glass Museum in Corning, NY. Then, we will continue to Niagara Falls, where we can choose to explore on our own or embark on an in-depth tour of the area that includes visits to Whirlpool State Park and Old Fort Niagara. Later, we will check into our hotel in the area.

    Corning is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States, on the Chemung River. The population was 11,183 at the 2010 census. It is named for Erastus Corning, an Albany financier and railroad executive who was an investor in the company that developed the community.

    • Always Visit
      This museum in western New York is dedicated to the history, art, and science behind glassmaking. Its collection contains more than 45,000 objects, some of which date back millennia. It was founded in 1951 and sees 400,000 visitors annually.
      Admission (Optional): Adult $19.50; Child (Under 17 yrs) Free; Senior (Over 55 yrs) $16.60

    Among the most beautiful natural wonders in the world, Niagara Falls are comprised of three waterfalls that thunder and astound, producing a higher flow rate than any other waterfall in the world and standing at a height of 167 feet.

    • Always Available
      This interesting and exciting fuller tour of the greater Niagara area takes guests to sights they otherwise may not see, such as the impressive water formation at Whirlpool State Park or the historic Old Fort Niagara.
      Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-12 yrs, including $13 of the Old Fort Niagara admission ticket) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs, including $13 of the Old Fort Niagara admission ticket) $22; Tickets to Old Fort Niagara & Whirlpool State Park included|Opening Hours: Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1.
    Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn/Days Inn/Sleep Inn or equivalent
    Dulexe Hotel: Adams Mark/Radisson/R.I.T/Rochester Plaza/Park Plaza/Holiday Inn/Clarion Hotel or similar

    Day 6 Upstate New York - Boston(467 miles)

    In the morning, we will see the dramatic IMAX Adventure movie to discover the history of Niagara Falls. If time and weather conditions allow, we will have the chance to take an exciting Jet Boat Ride along the Niagara River. At noon, we will head to the airport in Buffalo so guests can board their departure flights. Guests who are not flying out of Buffalo will return to Boston.

    Among the most beautiful natural wonders in the world, Niagara Falls are comprised of three waterfalls that thunder and astound, producing a higher flow rate than any other waterfall in the world and standing at a height of 167 feet.

    • Always Available
      For those who wish to learn more about the geological activity that formed the most compelling natural attraction in the country, this IMAX movie is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the natural and cultural history of the area.
      Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (3-12 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $12|Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes
    • Always Available
      These exciting boat rides take passengers on a thrilling trip down the Niagara River! This 45-minute round-trip ride zooms through the Niagara Gorge, and even takes passengers to the famous Whirlpool rapids, all of a custom-built jet boat.
      Admission (Optional): Adult $66; Child (4-12 yrs) $56; Senior (Over 55 yrs) $56|Opening Hours: Daily 8:00am - 6:00pm, Times Vary, Closed January 1.|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

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