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6-Day New York, Washington DC, Niagara Falls, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Detroit Tour from Chicago

  • Tour code: 055-2309
  • Available: Thu (4/1 - 11/30), Mon (6/1 - 9/2)
  • Depart from: Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI
  • Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights
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Highlights:

Visit New York (Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Statue of Liberty Cruise), Niagara Falls (Maid of the Mist), Washington, DC (White House, US Capitol), Baltimore, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Detroit (Henry Ford Museum), Lancaster (The Amish Farm and House).

Special Remarks:

  • Enjoy a cultural trip with visiting 7 historical cities
  • Exclusive Amish Village Tour and Amish traditional meal
  • Tour is 100% guaranteed; if cancelled 120% of the price will be refunded

Pricing Details

Single: $753
Double (/Person): $502
Third Person Adult: $366
Child (Age 0-12): $366
Fourth Person Adult: $366
Child (Age 0-12): $366

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.

  • 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 Chicago - Detroit(281 miles)
  • Day 2 Detroit - Pittsburgh - Washington DC(394 miles)
  • Day 3 Washington DC - Baltimore - Philadelphia - Lancaster - New York(270 miles)
  • Day 4 New York
  • Day 5 New York - Niagara Falls(306 miles)
  • Day 6 Cleveland - Chicago(307 miles)
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Day 1 Chicago - Detroit(281 miles)

Our tour will start with Detroit, the capital of automobiles in the United States. We will visit Henry Ford Museum, you will have the chance to try the famous Detroit hot dog! Then we will also stop at the headquarters of the General Motors Company. Situated on the waterfront of Detroit River, the complex is made of 7 buildings and cost over 500 million dollars to build in the 1970s. Then visit the headquarters of the General Motors.

Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the fourth-largest city in the Midwest and the largest city on the United States-Canada border. It is the seat of Wayne County, the most populous county in the state.

  • Always Visit
    This National Historic Landmark in the suburbs just outside Detroit is dedicated to the collection and preservation of Americana. The Henry Ford museum contains things such Lincoln's Ford's Theater seat and Rosa Parks' famous bus.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $23; Child (5-11 yrs) $17.25; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $21
Standard Hotel: Hotel:Quality Inn & Suites North Youngstown or equivalent

Day 2 Detroit - Pittsburgh - Washington DC(394 miles)

We will leave Detroit in the morning and head east into Pennsylvania. Our first stop today will be Pittsburgh, PA, where we will take a tour of the city, which is known for its industry. We will then journey to Washington, DC to visit all of the famous monuments. Guests will also have a chance to take a Boat Tour on the Potomac River. We will spend the night in the DC area.

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.
  • 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 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.
  • Outside Visit
    (Outside 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.
    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes
  • 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.
    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 15 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Capital Beltway or similar

Day 3 Washington DC - Baltimore - Philadelphia - Lancaster - New York(270 miles)

We will leave DC in the morning and visit nearby Baltimore, MD, where we will see its iconic Inner Harbor. Then we will continue to Lancaster County to visit an Amish Farm and House, and do not miss handmade pretzels and ice cream. We will then move on to Philadelphia, PA, where we will visit Liberty Bell, Constitution Square, and Congress Hall. Our day ends in New York City, where, upon our arrival, we can take a Night Tour of the city.

This famous and historic port town in Maryland has played key roles throughout the United States' history. From meetings of the founding fathers to the Battle of Baltimore that spawned a national anthem, this city is steeped in history.

  • Always Visit
    The Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland has been a major United States port since the 1700s, and today is also a popular tourist destination. The Inner Harbor area features sports stadiums, museums, eateries, shops, and an aquarium.

Lancaster is a city located in South Central Pennsylvania which serves as the seat of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County and one of the oldest inland towns in the United States. The city's primary industries include healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services.

  • Always Visit
    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 (3-12 yrs) $13; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20|Opening Hours: Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1.

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

  • 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
    When Philadelphia was the capital of the newly-formed United States of America, this building was home to the young Congress and all of its proceedings. Congress Hall stands right next to Independence Hall in Independence National Park.
    Opening Hours: 9:00am - 7:00pm, Closed on all major federal holidays except Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, and Veteran's Day.

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(15 mins), before moving on to Times Square(30 mins), and then our last stop, an observation deck in New Jersey(15 mins), offers romantic, panoramic views of New York City.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-12 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
Standard Hotel: Ramada Plaza Newark Liberty International Airport or equivalent

Day 4 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 on the Hudson River to take pictures of the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. After that, we will visit the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, walk around Wall Street, stop by Trinity Church, pass the New York Stock Exchange and see the famous Charging Bull sculpture. If we have the time, we will also visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Towards the end of the day, we will also pass by Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center and Ground Zero.

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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.
  • <b>From 2018, we will not visit this attraction.</b>
    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.
    From 2018, we will not visit this attraction.
    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
    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
    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 65 yrs) $24|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    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
    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)
Standard Hotel: Edison Hotel/Palace Hotel/Ramada Inn in New Jersey or similar (Ramada Plaza Newark Liberty International Airport or similar from 01/01/2018)

Day 5 New York - Niagara Falls(306 miles)

Today we will continue on to Niagara Falls, NY. Here, we will ride the famous Maid of the Mist (seasonal, closed in winter), see the Native American Dance Show. Guests may also choose to take an In-Depth Tour that visits places like the Whirlpool State Park and Old Fort Niagara. We will spend the night in the Niagara area.

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.

  • Seasonal
    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.
    From 2018-04-27 to 2018-11-04
    Admission (Optional): Adult $19.25; Child (6-12 yrs) $11.20; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $19.25|Opening Hours: May - Oct|Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes
  • 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: Days Inn Erie, Comfort Inn Erie or similar

Day 6 Cleveland - Chicago(307 miles)

Today we will head to Cleveland, OH. Our tour of the city included stops at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We will then return to Chicago. See "Departure and Return Details" for pickup and dropoff information.

Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and is the county seat of Cuyahoga County, Fashion Week Cleveland, the city's annual fashion event, is one of the few internationally recognized fashion industry happenings in North America.

  • Always Visit
    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was actually established quite recently, in 1983. Still, induction has quickly become a massive honor, and the pipe dream of many a young musician playing too loudly in their parents' garage.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $26; Child (6-12 yrs) $16; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $24

*Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

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Booking changes
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(Notification day and departure day are not counted)

NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.

Itinerary Variations
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.

Tour Cancellation:
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.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: narayana on 2018-09-14

After going through various tour packages we finalised on tours booked by Take Tours starting and ending at Chicago. Additionally other places like Detroit, Pittsburgh, Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Niagara and Cleveland were covered. Our journey started on 26-Jul-2018 from Chicago. Tour program was hectic, but we did not became tired. Hotel and rooms were very good. Except one hotel all other hotels gave complimentary break fast. Bus was in excellent condition and the driver Mr Arthur was very nice and drove very smooth. Bus had mobile charger, on-board toilet and intermittently WiFi connection. Tour guide Mr Peter was very good and very friendly, giving details about places. Since the tour comprised many members from China and very few from other countries, tour guide gave explanations in English and Chinese language. Since The tour is for only six days and the distance covered is about 3000 Km (1860 miles), time availability for Museums is very less. Each museum require half day to one day visit. That is why visits to museums and IMAX movie is not worth in these type of tours. Initially we paid US $ 531 per customer and later there was reduction in price to US $ 502, they refunded back the difference. Suggestions:Trip can be planned with more time at Niagara and New York. Night view at Niagara was not given, which is a disappointment.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Vaibhav on 2018-05-23

Coral was an amazing tour guide!!! We loved her enthusiasm, knowledge of history of placed visited, and helpfulness. The accommodations were pleasantly nice (Radisson, Reinnasance, Baymont). The only complain was the drivers attitude. He was great in his job i.e. driving especially in NYC, however, he could have been a bit more friendly or not rude to customers. Overall it was a great trip for the cost and timeframe.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Teresa on 2018-05-16

The itinerary is very compact and does not waste time. The tour guide is the best part. Very dedicated and caring for every traveler. My daughters love Metropolitan Museum, Mani's explanations let us fully understand this world-famous museum. He explained everything bilingually, full attention to English and non-English speaking travelers. And the arrangement for each stop is clear and plain. From gathering time to meals, he was capable to orgainize the tour very thoughtfully and give important suggestions. It was a great help for us to solve problems in many small matters. In short, I was very fortunate to meet this guide and I was very happy these days. Highly recommended!

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Maunil on 2018-05-03

Great tour! Excellent driver Scott and guide Coral. Perfect execution of planned itinerary.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Suchismita on 2018-05-01

I recommend this tour. Scott and Carol our tour guide were very friendly and gave us details about each of the places which we visited.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Varsha on 2017-10-11

If you want value for your money, then this tour is really worth it. I was traveling with my parents so that I can show them east coast of US in less time without making it too hectic for them, and was a bit skeptical whether they will enjoy this journey or not. However, to my utmost surprise, this turned out to be one of the very good tours. The guide, Peter, and the bus Driver is friendly, calm, and knows very well how to do his job. I appreciate the way he calmly handled situations when some passengers did not follow his guidelines and went to do their own mini tours once we got down into different tourist spots. We had the brand new Chicago classic Volvo bus. Driver was an amazing and friendly person who drove the bus smoothly and ensured that we reached the different places on time. This tour ensures that one gets to see the major cities in the east coast and spend quality time in the attraction spots within these six days. Pros: The hotels were really very good and some provided complimentary breakfast. Quality time spent in NYC, Washington, and Niagara.Getting to visit places like the Henry Ford museum, the Met museum, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is a dream come true for those who love art, music, and history. The driver/guide allows passengers to carry food/drinks into the bus as long as you don't spill them and create a mess. The bus stops every two hours for restroom/coffee breaks. If you want to see the scenic beauty of America while traveling on road, this is the trip for you. Cons: The stops at Amish Farm and Potomac River Cruise could have been avoided especially one doesn't get to see the Pentagon, FBI/CIA headquarters as promised in the Potomac River Cruise itinerary. The stops at Baltimore and Pittsburgh could have been avoided as we didn't get to see much in those places. Rather, the halt at Philadelphia was surprisingly shorter especially since the city has a rich history and there so many places to explore. The guide makes an attempt to accompany you in most of the attractions. However, in some busy places like Times Square and the museums, you'll have to explore them by yourself. In short, this trip is worth it if you are interested in exploring the East Coast within a short period of time and reasonable budget

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Arjun on 2017-07-26

If you want value for your money, then this tour is really worth it. I was traveling alone and was a bit skeptical whether I will enjoy this journey or not. However, to my utmost surprise, this turned out to be one of the best tours I have taken in my life. Not only did I make good friends with other tourists in the bus, I found my travel companions through them. The guide, Peter, is friendly, calm, and knows very well how to do his job. I appreciate the way he calmly handled situations when some passengers did not follow his guidelines and went to do their own mini tours once we got down into different tourist spots. We had the bus and the driver changed a couple of times in the first three days but after that we had Tony as the driver. He is an amazing and friendly person who drove the bus smoothly and ensured that we reached the different places on time. This tour ensures that one gets to see the major cities in the east coast and spend quality time in the attraction spots within these six days. Pros: The hotels were really very good and some provided complimentary breakfast. Quality time spent in NYC, Washington, and Niagara.Getting to visit places like the Henry Ford museum, the Met museum, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is a dream come true for those who love art, music, and history. The driver/guide allows passengers to carry food/drinks into the bus as long as you don't spill them and create a mess. The bus stops every two hours for restroom/coffee breaks. We also got to have two good Chinese buffets for dinner and lunch at a very cheap price courtesy the guide. If you want to see the scenic beauty of America while traveling on road, this is the trip for you. Cons: The stops at Amish Farm and Potomac River Cruise could have been avoided especially one doesn't get to see the Pentagon, FBI/CIA headquarters as promised in the Potomac River Cruise itinerary. Though, it was nice of the guide to give us a bus tour of the Pentagon when we complained about it. The stops at Baltimore and Pittsburgh could have been avoided as we didn't get to see much in those places. rather, the halt at Philadelphia was surprisingly shorter especially since the city has a rich history and there so many places to explore. The bus in the first 3 days was okayish and the seats were not that good especially those who have back pain. However, for the last three days, we got a bigger and better bus with good seats. The guide makes an attempt to accompany you in most of the attractions. However, in some busy places like Times Square and the museums, you'll have to explore them by yourself. In short, this trip is worth it if you are interested in exploring the East Coast within a short period of time and reasonable budget. I am definitely going to plan a trip (perhaps to the national parks) with Take Tours soon.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Sudhir on 2017-07-19

Initially was hesitant to travel solo, but in the end not a bad trip. Was a small group 13 of us, so the bus was a smaller one - not the most comfortable ride. Itinerary was very packed, could have easily spent one more day in DC to walk through the attractions versus drive to Maryland. Overall if you want a quick sightseeing trip of east coast not a bad deal- but be prepared for very short visitation to all the major attractions.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Satish on 2017-07-05

Overall, it was a very good trip. Me and my family enjoyed very much and definitely worth the price. Our tour guide, Ms.Momo, and our driver, Mr.Josh, they are both very good. Momo told us many interesting things about the USA, she is very knowledge and experienced, we like her a lot. The bus we had is a 2017 brand new bus, very comfortable. The hotels of the tour were good, clean, some of the days it has free breakfast, but is not near city of attractions, overall value for money, and we are satisfied of this experience.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Nagaraja on 2017-05-29

Hi All, Me, my wife and my daughter took this tour. Overall the experience is good. Here is in depth explanation. The tour started from Chicago morning by 8AM, the tour guide checks the ticket and assigns a number to the family, seats are allotted based on this. you get continuous seats. Bus is okay but not great considering USA has great buses. This tour is operated by a tour company, TakeTours is only the booking agency. Most of the people are from China(around 60%), remaining are Indians(40%). Tour guides speaks and describes places in English followed by Chinese. Guide is cool, we need to stick to the time given for breaks/food/visit as it is going to be tight schedule for 6 days. One can sleep peacefully in bus during travel as there is enough driving all 6 days. All the crowd in our bus was very nice. We visited Detroit, Pittsburgh, Washington DC, Baltimore, New York, Niagara and Cleveland. Do not get carried away by all the places listed in this tour, guide will make attempt to cover but they do not follow full itinerary that is listed. We get enough time to visit and take pictures, e.g. in Niagara we got 2 hours to spend, in New York near Times Square we got 2 hours to spend. All hotels (5 nights) where we stay are very nice, in couple of hotels we get complimentary breakfast. All other food we need to manage ourselves, they will stop at food points. During the travel they stop for restroom break for every 2 hours so that is not an issue at all either for Kids or for Elders. Guide's and Drivers service charge will be 8$/person/day will have to be given. Entries at all visiting points are optional, we select the places we want to enter and pay accordingly to the guide, he has readily made the tickets available so no waiting in queues. First day we reach hotel bit late by 11pm and start next day by 7:30 AM, all other days we reach hotels around 8:30 PM and next day we start by 6,7:30/8AM. 6th day we will reach back to Chicago (O'Hare airport) by 6:30PM. If you want to cover whole of east coast with all prominent places in less time and economically then this is the tour which matches your requirement. If you want to relax for days in each place then do not think of this tour, go on your own. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip. My family was here in USA for 12 days and we covered lot of places in 6 days which are not covered by people who even stay for years in USA. I recommend this tour. Note: Though The tour company say they do not allow food inside the Bus, Guide allows to eat, do not make it dirty, thanks for allowing to eat inside the bus which is much required. Go on Tour and enjoy the east coast.

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