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2-Day Washington DC, Philadelphia in Depth Tour from New York/New Jersey

From USD  $92  
Available:
Tue, Thu, Sun
Depart from:
New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Jersey City, NJ; Flushing, NY; East Brunswick, NJ; Brooklyn, NY
Duration:
2 Days 1 Night

Highlights: Visit Washington, Philadelphia, Lancaster, Princeton.

  • "Tour inside the US Capitol: Take a guided in-depth tour inside the Senate and the House of Representatives! "
  • Tour is 100% guaranteed; if cancelled 120% of the price will be refunded.
  • Details

  • Policies

Day 1

New York - Princeton - Philadelphia - Lancaster (141 miles)

In the morning we will visit Princeton, NJ and the campus of the prestigious Ivy League school, Princeton University. Next, we will depart for historic Philadelphia, PA to visit National Independence Park, where we will see Congress Hall and the famous Liberty Bell. Guests are also invited to take a special Duck Boat Ride on the Delaware River.

Before leaving Pennsylvania, we will journey to Lancaster, PA, the heart of Amish Country. Here, we will visit the Amish Farm and House to learn about this unique culture that shuns modern technology.

  • Princeton, NJ

    Princeton University

    This illustrious university in central New Jersey is one of the oldest and most highly regarded institutions of higher learning in the entire United States of America. It has been associated with 35 Nobel Prize laureates.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $10; Child (3-12 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $10|Duration: Approx. 35 Minutes

  • Philadelphia, PA

    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!

    Congress Hall

    (Inside 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.

    Liberty Bell

    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.

    Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes

    Independence National Historical Park

    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.
  • Lancaster, PA

    The Amish Farm and House

    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.

    Amish Style Dinner

    Because they shun technology, Amish cuisine is known for using only the freshest ingredients, whether vegetable, meat, or dairy. They grow their own crops, raise their own animals, and produce their own dairy products, making for a delicious meal.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $18; Child (3-12 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $18

Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn/Days Inn/Sleeping Inn or similar
Day 2

Washington DC - New York (203 miles)

Today we'll visit many of the most iconic landmarks and buildings in the nation's capital during our visit to Washington D.C., stopping at the National Air and Space Museum, Capitol Hill (inside), White House (outside), Jefferson, Lincoln, Vietnam War, and Korean War Memorials. Guests will also have chance to visit Madame Tussaude Wax Museum if time permits. We will return to New York in the late afternoon and get there around 7:00pm. See "Departure and Return Details" for pickup and dropoff information.
  • Washington, DC

    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.

    Jefferson Memorial

    (Passing By) 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.

    Korean War Veterans Memorial

    (Passing By) 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.

    Lincoln Memorial

    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.

    Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

    National Air and Space Museum

    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: Open daily except December 25|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

    US Capitol

    (Inside 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: 30-40 Minutes

    Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    (Passing By) 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.

    White House

    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

    Potomac River Cruise

    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

    Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

    The Washington, DC arm of this worldwide phenomenon is a sight to behold. Amazingly and sometimes eerily lifelike figures line the halls of this art museum in the form of celebrities and politicians both famous and infamous.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $23; Child (3-12 yrs) $17; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $23|Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Fri - Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm

The tour will take a cruise in either Philadelphia or DC, but not both.
Visiting Princeton University is not valid for customers who select Philadelphia Bourse as departure.
  • Departure & Return

Location Address Departure Return
Flushing, NY map link 13330 39th Ave, Flushing, NY 11354 (Asian Jewels Seafood Restaurant - Flushing, NY) 7:00am 7:00pm
Brooklyn, NY map link 6102 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220 (HSBC Bank - Brooklyn, NY) 7:00am no stop
New York, NY map link 90 Bowery, New York, NY 10013 (New York, NY) 8:00am 6:30pm
Jersey City, NJ map link 125 Eighteenth St, Jersey City, NJ 07310 (Acme Market - Jersey City, NJ) 8:15am 6:15pm
East Brunswick, NJ map link 253 NJ-18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 (East Brunswick, NJ) 9:00am 5:30pm
Philadelphia, PA map link 21 S 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Philadelphia Bourse - Philadelphia, PA) 12:00pm no stop

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

  • There will be NO drop off at Philadelphia Bourse. The nearest drop off will be at the NJ Turnpike service area between exit 4 and 5. There will be no drop off in Brooklyn.
  • Drop off location will be the same as pick up location (some locations may not have drop off service).
  • The timetable above is subject to change. We reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary without prior notice.
  • Parking Information

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  • Price Includes

  • 1 night hotel accommodation
  • Transportation via an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
  • Taxes
  • Price Excludes

  • Admission Fees:
    Destination Adult Child Senior
    Lancaster
    Amish Style Dinner (Optional) $18 $18 (3-12 yrs) $18 (Over 65 yrs)
    Amishi Lunch (Optional) $18 $18 (3-12 yrs) $18 (Over 65 yrs)
    The Amish Farm and House (Optional) $20 $13 (3-12 yrs) $20 (Over 65 yrs)
    Princeton
    Princeton University (Optional) $10 $8 (3-12 yrs) $10 (Over 65 yrs)
    Washington, DC
    Chinese Dinner in DC (Optional) $16 $11 (3-12 yrs) $16 (Over 62 yrs)
    Madame Tussauds Wax Museum (Optional) $23 $17 (3-12 yrs) $23 (Over 65 yrs)
    Potomac River Cruise (Optional) $26 $18 (2-12 yrs) $23 (Over 65 yrs)
    • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
    • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
  • All meals and drinks during the trip.
  • A mandatory service fees: Minimum $8 / day / person should be paid in cash to tour guide and the bus driver as a service fee. Any child / Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well. Ex: 2 people taking a 2-day tour would pay: $8 x 2 (seats) x 2 (days) = $32.
  • Personal room fees: such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified.
  • Any private expenses
  • Additional Note

  • Hotel & Tour Guide Information: This information will be provided by the tour guide the night before departure between 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST via phone call or text message. If for any reason the you do not receive the call or text, you should be at the pickup location at least 20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.�
  • Visiting Princeton University is not valid for customers who select Philadelphia Bourse as departure.
  • Tour route may be changed and reversed; you may contact the vendor 1-2 days prior departure to confirm final itinerary
  • Customers are held solely responsible for their own travel documents and/or visas if required.
  • Bus Arrangement: Usually only passengers in the same order will be arranged in the same bus. If you book the tour separately with your friends and you want to sit in the same bus, you need to inform us before departure . Or you may be arranged in different buses.
  • Language: All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour and/or driver guides (English/Chinese). Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours and/or languages may be combined to operate the tours.
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Pricing Policy

  • Buy 2 Get 3rd Free: (1) Cancellation of free-fare passenger must be made at least 7 days before departure. (2) No-show or late cancellation incurs a $68 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
  • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 0-12 yrs old. Customers are welcome to use child safety seats on that have lap and/or shoulder belts/harnesses. Children sharing a room with 2 adult passengers pay the same price as a third or fourth adult. Please note that each hotel room can only accommodate up to 4 guests of any age.
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  Booking Information
1 Departure Date:
2 Number of Rooms:
3 Departure:
 7:00am 13330 39th Ave - Flushing, NY
 7:00am 6102 8th Ave - Brooklyn, NY
 8:00am 90 Bowery - New York, NY
 8:15am 125 Eighteenth St - Jersey City, NJ
 9:00am 253 NJ-18 - East Brunswick, NJ
 12:00pm 21 S 5th St - Philadelphia, PA
  Total Fares:
$0.00 (incl. tax and fees)
  • Policies

  Confirmation

  • Your ticket(s) will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please allow up to 8 hours to receive the confirmation. Your booking will be processed as soon as possible.

  Redemption

  • Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, is included on your e-ticket. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.

  Terms & Condition

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

The purchase of any travel services represents your acceptance Terms & Conditions set out herein. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand these Terms & Conditions prior to booking.

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 1-4 days tours

(Notification day and departure day are not counted)

  • 15-30 days or more prior to departure - 10% of total purchase amount.
  • 7-14 days prior to departure - 25% of total purchase amount.
  • 4-6 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount.
  • Within 3 days prior to departure - 100% of total purchase amount.
  • Day of departure or no show - 100% per person.
  • Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
  • Trips require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation. We reserve the right to cancel a schedule trip to fully refund affected customers although tour companies will make every efforts to maintain the normal operation.
  • There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.

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.

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