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5-Day 2018 New Year's Eve Countdown East Coast Tour from Washington DC (6:45AM)

  • Tour code: 855-2241
  • Available: Dec 28, 2017
  • Depart from: Washington, DC
  • Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights
From USD$418

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Highlights:

Visit 4 famous cities and 2 world-top universities(New York, Corning, Niagara Falls, Boston;Harvard University, MIT) Inclusions: 4 nights hotel accomodations, Transportation via air-conditioned vehicle

Special Remarks:

  • Visit the largest number of cities within the shortest time without backward road.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • If you book the Broadway show tickets with us, we will provide $100 drop-off service for free!
  • Free hand warmer for all guests on the day of New Year countdown.

Pricing Details

Single: $638
Double (/Person): $418
Third Person Adult: Free
Child (Age 0-12): Free
Fourth Person Adult: Free
Child (Age 0-12): 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 $418 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 Washington D.C. - Corning - Niagara Falls(343 miles)
  • Day 2 New York - Boston(215 miles)
  • Day 3 Boston - New York(215 miles)
  • Day 4 New York
  • Day 5 New York
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Day 1 Washington D.C. - Corning - Niagara Falls(343 miles)

We will depart from Washington, D.C. in the early morning and travel to the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY, arriving around noon. We will be able to attend a hot glass demonstration performed by professional technicians. In the afternoon, we will arrive at Niagara Falls, where we will hear the deafeaning roar of this natural wonder. If time and weather conditions allow, we will be able to take a Jet Boat ride along the Niagara River. Then, we will watch a dramatic IMAX Adventure Movie about the history of Niagara Falls. After that, we will have the choice to either stay in the area to explore on our own or join in an in-depth tour of the area that visits Whirlpool State Park and Old Fort Niagara. In the evening, we will be able to see a traditional Native American Dance Show.

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|Opening Hours: Daily 9:00am - 5:00pm, Seasonal Hours Vary, Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 24, 25, January 1.

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
    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 (minimum of 40 inches tall) $56; Senior (Over 55 yrs) $56|Opening Hours: Daily 8:00am - 5:00pm, Times Vary, Closed January 1.|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
  • 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) $9|Duration: Approx. 30 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.
  • Always Visit
    Whirlpool State Park overlooks the Niagara Gorge. Have a picnic in the field above before hiking below to see the whirlpool up close. The park includes hiking and biking trails, fishing spots, and a playground.
    Opening Hours: Open Year-round, Dawn to Dusk
  • Always Visit
    This impressive fort traces its colorful history back to 1678 and the establishment of the colony of New France in what would become the northeastern United States. This centuries-old building is a National Historic Landmark of the US.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $13; Child (Under 11 yrs) $6; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $13; Tickets to Old Fort Niagara & Whirlpool State Park included
  • Always Available
    The Niagara Falls region has long been a sacred place for local Native American people. Timed to the tempo of the natural water falls, this show shares the story of Niagara's ancestors through traditional dance, music, and colorful costumes.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $20.95; Child (4-10 yrs) $13; Senior $20.95|Opening Hours: Daily 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn/Best Western/ Days Inn or equivalent
Dulexe Hotel: Adam's Mark/Radisson/Holiday Inn or equivalent

Day 2 New York - Boston(215 miles)

Today, we will leave New York and head for Boston, enjoying the scenery on the way. In the afternoon, we will visit the campuses of Harvard University and MIT. Then, we will pass by Trinity Cathedral, the Hancock Building, the Boston Athenaeum, Boston Common, the Public Gardens and the Massachusetts State House. For dinner, we will enjoy a delicious lobster meal.

Boston is a city as beautiful as it is historically significant. Visitors can walk the Freedom Trail and see where the seeds of the American Revolution were sown or visit the North End and look out over the harbor.

  • Always Visit
    One of the most famous institutions of higher learning in the world, Harvard University in Cambridge, MA has been standing since 1636, making it the oldest university in the United States. Tourists come for both history and the architecture.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (3-12 yrs) $12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $12
  • Always Visit
    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a research university known the world over for its highly selective and intense academics, and MIT alumni include 24 Nobel Prize winners and 22 Rhodes Scholars.
  • Passing By
    (Passing By) Trinity Church is located in Boston's upscale Back Bay neighborhood. It is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, and the elaborate and ornate building has become a landmark and icon in downtown Boston.
  • Passing By
    (Passing By) The John Hancock Tower is an iconic skyscraper in Boston, MA. Constructed in 1968, this beautiful blue building is staple of the Boston skyline. It is the tallest building both in Boston and all of New England.
  • Passing By
    (Passing By) As one of the oldest independent libraries in the United States - founded in 1807 - the Boston Athenaeum contains a rare book collection of over 100,000 volumes and a comparable collection of art.
  • Passing By
    (Passing By) Boston's famous park has been serving citizens of the city for over 200 years. The 50 acres of rolling lawns and clear ponds have seen the likes of everyone from Martin Luther King to Paul Revere.
  • Passing By
    (Passing By) Adjacent to the Boston Common, this was the first public botanical gardens in the U.S. Established in 1837, the garden is known for the swan boats that visitors can take onto the ponds.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Outside Visit
    (Outside Visit) Perched grandly atop Beacon Hill, the Massachusetts State House has been the location of Massachusetts government since 1798. This iconic domed building houses the governor's offices and the state legislature. Tours must be scheduled in advance.
  • Always Visit
    (The lobster dinner is on a Chinese restaurant style) New England is known for its lobster. Having a lobster dinner in Boston is certainly on many a visitor's to-do list.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $32; Child (3-12 yrs) $32; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $32|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn/ Days Inn/Red Roof Inn or equivalent
Dulexe Hotel: Sheraton/DoubleTree /Courtyard/ Holiday Inn or equivalent

Day 3 Boston - New York(215 miles)

In the morning, we will go on a relaxing Boston Harbor cruise to see the city from the water. Then, we will stop by Quincy Market to get something to eat for lunch (be sure to try some New England clam chowder!). Afterwards, we will take a bus ride to New York City, where we will stop on Fifth Avenue to do some shopping, including a visit to the Bloomingdale's flagship location. In the evening, we will have the chance to watch a famous Broadway show.

Boston is a city as beautiful as it is historically significant. Visitors can walk the Freedom Trail and see where the seeds of the American Revolution were sown or visit the North End and look out over the harbor.

  • Always Visit
    See the famous Boston skyline like never before with a cruise of Boston Harbor. From the peak of the Prudential tower to the quaint North End, this beautiful and historic city is best viewed from the bay!
    Admission (Optional): Adult $22; Child (3-11 yrs) $17; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20|Opening Hours: Mar - Nov, Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1.
  • Always Visit
    Quincy Market in the Faneuil Hall marketplace of downtown Boston is a historic building that still serves as a souvenir marketplace and food court today. The area has expanded to include two other marketplace buildings as well.

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
    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

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 much more high-end brands on 5th Ave(There would be no space for storage shopping bags so please do not purchase any goods on that day). Next we are heading to the Times Square countdown area, and celebrating New Year with thousands of visitors.

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. (Included)
  • 2. Buy an Applebee Party Pass!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 (Surcharge: $375/adult, $250/kid)
  • 3. New York Sightseeing Countdown 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 at the open bar as you countdown the final hours of 2017.($199/person including transfer service to the pier,must be over 21 to enter)

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.
Standard Hotel: E Hotel Banquet & Conference Center/Raritan Hotel/ Red Roof Inn or equivalent
Dulexe Hotel: Sheraton/Hilton/Doubletree/Hotel Somerset/Crowne Plaza or equivalent

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.

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!

  • Inside Visit
    (Inside 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 $34; Child (6-12 yrs) $27; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $31|Opening Hours: 9:00am - 9:00pm|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
  • 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
    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
    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.
  • Inside Visit
    (Inside 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, Holiady hours apply. Time subject to change. Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25., Sat - Sun Apr 1 - Oct 31 10:00am - 6:00pm, Last admission to the submarine Growler is one hour before the Museum closes., Sat - Sun Nov 1 - Mar 31 10:00am - 5:00pm|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: 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 "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.
  • Time Permits
    (Optional if time permits) 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 12 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.
  • Time Permits
    (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 65 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
  • 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
    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
    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 7:30am - 9:00pm, Time may vary
  • Always Visit
    One World Trade Center is the main building of the new World Trade Center complex in New York City. Once completed in late 2013, this will be both the tallest building in New York and third-tallest in the world.
    Opening Hours: Jan 1 - Mar 31 9:00am - 8:00pm, Apr 1 - May 5 9:00am - 9:00pm, May 6 - Sep 4 9:00am - 10:00pm, Sep 5 - Dec 23 9:00am - 8:00pm, Closed on July 4th and Dec 31st, Nov 22 - Nov 25 9:00am - 10:00pm, Dec 24 9:00am - 5:00pm, Dec 25 11:00am - 10:00pm, Dec 26 - Dec 30 9:00am - 10:00pm

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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: SANDRA on 2014-01-14

My family enjoyed the entire duration of the tour; we had so much fun. Our tour guide, Ms. Joy was amazing. She was just everything a tour guide could be--professional, knowledgeable, fun-loving and efficient. Such a wonderful lady! The coach/bus was clean and comfortable. It was a wonderful experience! The places we've been to will never leave our memory

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Sujoy on 2013-01-08

The tour is really good and guide is so nice , really enjoyed

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