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6-Day 2018 New Year's Eve Countdown East Coast Tour from Washington DC

  • Tour code: 955-2423
  • Available: Dec 27, 2017
  • Depart from: Washington, DC
  • Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights
From USD$488

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Highlights:

Visit New York (Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty Cruise, Times Square), Niagara Falls (Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour), Washington (White House, Lincoln Memorial), Boston (Boston Harbor Cruise, Harvard University, MIT), Corning (Corning Museum of Glass). Inclusions: 5 nights hotel accomodations, Transportation via air-conditioned vehicle

Special Remarks:

  • 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!
  • Tour is 100% guaranteed; if cancelled 120% of the price will be refunded.
  • 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.
  • 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: $698
Double (/Person): $488
Third Person Adult: Free
Child : Free
Fourth Person Adult: Free
Child : 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 Washington DC
  • Day 2 Corning - Niagara Falls(120 miles)
  • Day 3 Upstate New York - Boston(214 miles)
  • Day 4 Boston - New York(215 miles)
  • Day 5 New York
  • Day 6 New York - Washington D.C(226 miles)
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Day 1 Washington DC

Today we will gather in Washington, DC. Guests should meet the tour guide at 1:00pm at the National Air and Space Museum. We will spend the rest of the day touring the city. Highlights of the tour include an optional Potomac River Cruise and visits to all of the major monuments, such as the Lincoln Memorial and Korean War Memorial.

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
    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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn/Days Inn/Sleeping Inn or similar
Dulexe Hotel: Sheraton/Hilton/Radisson/Wyndham/Four Points/Crowne Plaza/Courtyard/Metro Points/Tremont Plaza or similar

Day 2 Corning - Niagara Falls(120 miles)

Today, we will head north to visit the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY. We will then continue to Niagara Falls, where we will ride the famous Maid of the Mist cruise, although this will be closed in the winter. We will also see the Adventure IMAX. If there is time, we can also take an impressive Jet Boat ride on the Niagara River. After that, we can choose to either explore the area on our own or take an in-depth tour that visits Whirlpool State Park and Old Fort Niagara.

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: Sep 4 - May 27 9:00am - 5:00pm, May 28 - Sep 3 9:00am - 8:00pm, 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.

  • 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: Apr 27 - Nov 4|Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    This movie, which guests will view on an impressive 45-foot-wide screen, tells the history of human interaction with the falls, focusing largely on the "daredevils" who have crossed, boated, and even jumped off them.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (3-12 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $12|Opening Hours: Daily 10:00am - 4:30pm, Time vary seasonally, Closed January 1.|Duration: Approx. 45 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.
  • Replace Maid of the Mist during winter (Nov - Apr);Jet Boat tour will be closed under tough weather or river icy condition.
    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.
    Replace Maid of the Mist during winter (Nov - Apr);Jet Boat tour will be closed under tough weather or river icy condition.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $66; Child (4-12 yrs) $56; Senior (Over 55 yrs) $56|Opening Hours: Daily 8:00am - 5:00pm, Times Vary, Closed January 1.|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
  • 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
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn / Comfort Inn / Days Inn / Sleep Inn / Red Roof Inn or equivalent
Dulexe Hotel: Adams Mark/Radisson/ RIT/ Rochester Plaza/Park Plaza//Holiday Inn/Clarion Hotel or equivalent

Day 3 Upstate New York - Boston(214 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, two of the world's premier higher learning institutions. Then, we will take a sightseeing tour of Boston, visiting places like Trinity Cathedral, the Hancock Building, the Boston Athenaeum, Boston Common, the Public Gardens, and the Massachusetts State House. For dinner, we will enjoy a fresh Boston 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
    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.
  • Always Visit
    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.
  • Always Visit
    This iconic Boston skyscraper is the second-tallest building in the city at 750 feet tall and with 54 floors. Completed in 1964, the building has been a staple of the Boston skyline for nearly a half century.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child (0-12 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $13
  • Always Visit
    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.
  • Always Visit
    The main branch of this municipal library system is located in Copley Square. It is the 3rd largest library system in the U.S. after the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Opening Hours: Sat - Sun Mar 1 - May 31 11:30am, Sat - Sun Nov 1 - Nov 30 11:30am, Mon - Fri Jun 1 - Aug 31 11:30am, Mon - Fri Jun 1 - Aug 31 1:30pm, Fri & Sat 11:30AM, 12:30PM, 1:30PM, Sep 1 - Oct 31, Sat & Sun 11:30AM, 1:30PM
  • Always 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 Available
    At one time, lobster was considered low-class food, barely fit to be used as fertilizer. Not so today-- the most elite are willing to shell out a fortune for a good lobster, and Massachusetts is famous for its shellfish.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $32; Child (3-12 yrs) $32; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $32
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn / Comfort Inn/ Days Inn/ Red Roof Inn or similar
Dulexe Hotel: Sheraton/Double Tree/ Radisson/Courtyard/Four Points/Wyndham/Holiday Inn or similar

Day 4 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 (3-12 yrs) $17; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20|Opening Hours: No service on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
  • 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 5 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 6 New York - Washington D.C(226 miles)

Our first stop of the day will be the Empire State Building to overlook New York City. Then, we will take a Statue of Liberty Cruise to get up close to Lady Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. After that, we will visit the USS Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum. In the Financial District, we will visit Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange, the Charging Bull, and Trinity Church. Later on, we will see Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, the United Nations Headquarters, Ground Zero, and One World Trade Center. Then, we will return to Washington, DC, where guests will be dropped off to bring an end to this tour. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.

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: 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
    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.
  • 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., 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
    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: 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
  • 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 7:30am - 9:00pm, Time may vary

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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.

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