SunshineBoston

7-Day US East Top Universities Exploration Tour from Boston (14-person Group)

From USD  $1038  
Available:
Daily
Depart from:
Boston, MA
Duration:
7 Days 6 Nights

Highlights: Visit Boston, Harvard University, MIT, Yale University, Columbia University, Princeton University, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, New York City. Inclusions: 6 nights hotel accommodation

  • This price is only for 14 person group. Meals, admission fee & service fee all included. Other less or more than 14 person, please Contact us for a price quote.
  • We will arrange 2 person in one room.
  • Details

  • Policies

Day 1

Boston

Guests will arrive in Boston, meeting tour guide in the baggage claim area of Logan Airport OR at Chinatown ( 81 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111) around 4:30pm, then transfer to hotel at NO extra cost.
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Randolph or similiar
Day 2

Boston

After breakfast, we will head to some of Boston's famous schools, such as Boston College, Boston University, and Northeastern University.
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn or similiar
Day 3

Boston

We will explore the campuses of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT. In the afternoon, we will begin our Boston city tour. We will visit Copley Square, John Hancock Center, Trinity Church, Boston Common, the Massachusetts State House and New England Aquarium, and then take a Boston Harbor Cruise. Finally, we will go to Quincy Market and taste different kinds of local cuisine.
  • Boston, MA

    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.

    Boston Harbor Cruise

    For hundred of years, Boston Harbor has been a place of dramatic importance in the United States. Now guests can experience it in a whole new way with an exciting boat tour of the area.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $23; Child (Under 11 yrs) $19; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $21|Opening Hours: Mar - Nov, Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1.|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

    Harvard University

    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.

    Massachusetts State House

    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.

    MIT

    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.

    Quincy Market

    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.

    Trinity Church

    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.

    Boston Common

    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.

    John Hancock Tower

    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.

    Boston Lobster Meal

    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 $35; Child $35; Senior $35

    New England Aquarium

    Considered one of the most enrapturing aquariums in the country, the New England Aquarium houses all manner of aquatic life in its Giant Ocean Tank and also features a large IMAX theater.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $28; Child (3-11 yrs) $19; Senior (Over 60 yrs) $26|Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm, Sat - Sun 9:00am - 6:00pm, Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25.

Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn or similiar
Day 4

Boston - New Haven - New York (217 miles)

After breakfast, we will depart from Boston for New Haven, CT, where we will explore the beautiful campus of Yale University. Then we will travel to New York to visit Columbia University. We will transfer to the hotel after dinner.
  • New Haven, CT

    Yale University

    Founded in 1701, this world-famous university is the third-oldest in the United States. This Ivy-League school is consistently ranked as one of the best institutions of higher learning in the entire world, and admission is extremely competitive.
  • New York, NY

    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!

    Columbia University

    New York City's Columbia University is one of the elite Ivy League Schools of the Unites States. It was founded before the American Revolution, and is the fifth-oldest institution of higher learning in the country.
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn or similiar
Day 5

New York - Princeton - Woodbury - Newark (177 miles)

In the morning we?ll begin our tour in lovely Princeton, NJ, where we will visit the celebrated campus of Princeton University. Next, we will travel to the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets for some discount shopping. At the end of the day, we will transfer to the hotel in the Newark, NJ area.
  • Princeton, NJ

    Princeton University

    Princeton University, one of the nation's oldest universities and member of the Ivy League. Princeton students will be the tour guide showing the campus to you.
  • Woodbury, NY

    Woodbury is a town and village in Orange County, New York, United States. The Town of Woodbury and the area formerly known as the hamlet of Woodbury Falls was officially created on December 19, 1889 by an act of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

    Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

    This outlet mall in Central Valley, New York is loaded with high value products available at unbelievable discount prices. Come up from New Jersey to shop at Calvin Klein, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Polo Ralph Lauren and many more.
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn or similiar
Day 6

New York City

After breakfast, we will visit New York University. Then we will begin our New York City tour. We will start with the Empire State Building and proceed to a Statue of Liberty Cruise. We will also pay a visit to the USS Intrepid Air and Sea Museum. We?ll then take a moment to browse the curiously lifelike models on display at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum before we transfer to the hotel for the night.
  • New York, NY

    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!

    Empire State Building

    Soaring more than a quarter of a mile above the heart of Manhattan, the Empire State Building is the World's Most Famous Office Building. A symbol of dreams and aspirations connecting with people around the world.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $34; Child (6-12 yrs) $27; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $31; Standard Pass|Opening Hours: 9:00am - 9:00pm

    Statue of Liberty Cruise

    This world-famous statue in New York harbor is best known as a center of immigration in the United States. Dedicated in 1886, it has served not just as a symbol of New York but of the country ever since.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $28; Child (4-12 yrs) $20; Statue of Liberty Cruise

    Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum

    The USS Intrepid, docked permanently in New York Harbor, is an authentic World War II aircraft carrier that now functions as a military history museum. On the deck of the ship is a collection of fighter planes.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $32; Child (5-12 yrs) $25; Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum|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

    Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

    The New York City branch of this international chain of sculpture museums is one of the Big Apple's most popular spots for tourists and locals alike. Guests come from all over to see eerily lifelike wax figures.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $31; Child (3-12 yrs) $29; Madame Tussauds Wax Museum|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

Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn or similiar
Day 7

New York - Boston

Today we will transfer to the New York or Boston airports for flights home.
  • Price Includes

  • Meals, admission fee and service fee are included
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • Transportation via deluxe air conditioned, lavatory equipped motor coach; sometimes may via 7-Seat or 15-Seat minibus.
  • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
  • All taxes
  • Price Excludes

  • Admission Fees:
    Destination Adult Child Senior
    Boston, MA
    Boston Harbor Cruise (Optional) $23 $19 (Under 11 yrs) $21 (Over 65 yrs)
    Boston Lobster Meal (Optional) $35 $35 $35
    New England Aquarium (Optional) $28 $19 (3-11 yrs) $26 (Over 60 yrs)
    New York, NY
    Empire State Building (Optional) $34 $27 (6-12 yrs) $31 (Over 62 yrs)
    Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum (Optional) $32 $25 (5-12 yrs) /
    Madame Tussauds Wax Museum (Optional) $31 $29 (3-12 yrs) /
    Statue of Liberty Cruise (Optional) $28 $20 (4-12 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.
  • 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

  • Travel documents: All customers will be responsible for providing their own travel documents and visa if required.
  • Language: All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour guides and/or drivers (English/Chinese). Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours and/or languages may be combined to operate the tours.
  • City Passes: No City Passes or any other kind of outside promotional offer may be used on this tour. Guests who buy tickets to attractions from elsewhere will not be provided with transportation.
  • Child Seat: Children aged under 8 yrs will have to have car seat to take our tours. Customers will need to prepare car seats themselves, tour operator is not responsible to provide car seats.
Double(/person)
$1038

Pricing Policy

  • This price is only for 14 person group, meals, admission fee & service fee all included. Other less or more than 14 person, please Contact us for a price quote.
  • We will arrange 2 person in one room.
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  • Policies

  Confirmation

  • Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a receipt of booking by email. Within 36 hours of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email confirming the booking status. The tour requires a minimum number of passengers to operate so reconfirmation two days prior to the departure date is required. If you are planning to take flight to join the tour, please call us to confirm the tour before booking flight tickets.

  Redemption

  • You will receive an confirmation email (e-ticket) after your order is received. Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, is included on e-ticket. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.

  Terms & Condition

BOOKING AND RESERVATION
  • All tours are for early booking, tour operator suggests the each passenger should book tour at least 3 weeks before departure date. Passenger may make reservation via email; however, seats will not be assigned until the deposit has been paid. At time of reservation, passenger may require to provide name, phone number and address and specify designated tour and date of travel.
SEAT ASSIGNMENT
  • All seats are pre-assigned with numbers; seat assignment is based on a first come first serve basis after down payment.
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
  • Each passenger must carry a valid travel document. (Valid visa for countries needed) (E.g. Green Card, Passport, Re-Entry Permit, and etc.) Tour operator is not responsible for lost or stolen personal items.
CANCELLATION OR CHANGE POLICY
    All cancellations or changes of date must comply with the following details:
  • 25% of total fee will be charged if cancel or change more than 14 days before departure (including departure date).
  • 50% of total fee will be charged if cancel or change within 8 to 14 days before departure date (including departure date).
  • 75% of total fee will be charged if cancel or change within 4 to 7 days before departure date (including departure date).
  • Absolutely NO refund (exchangeable) on all cancellations or postponements within 3 days prior to departure (including departure date).
  • If the passenger leaves the tour in between, there will be no refund.
  • Passenger must present ticket(s) at time of refund; all refunds will be issued by company check or credit card only. (Absolutely NO cash refund).
    There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
BOARDING TIME AND PLACE
  • All passengers must arrive 30 minutes before departure time. All passengers must show photo ID and boarding pass or tickets for boarding; absolutely no boarding without tickets. Departure time and boarding location will be confirmed after reservation is made.
TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • Tour operator is not responsible for any loss of or damage to personal items, or personal injury that may occur on or during the tour. It is optional that passengers to buy travel insurance, for more information, please consult your travel agent.
RESPONSIBILITY
  • Tour operator reserves the right to substitute hotels and alter itinerary, withdraw any tour and make any desirable alteration for the convenience of the operation of the tour.
  • Tour operator reserves the right to alter the tour program and itinerary order may be different than displayed online, the tour guide will arrange it accordingly depending on the traffic, hotel arrangement, and attractions opening time, etc.
  • Tour operator reserves the right to cancel the tour prior to departure for any reason. By accepting our policy, the passenger must agree that the tour operator shall hold no responsibilities in itinerary alterations, delays or cancellation strikes, sickness, theft, loss, accidents, weather or any other causes.
  • Each group requires a minimum of 10 passengers to operate a departure. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel a departure due to not meeting this basic requirement. Liability to such cancellation is limited to full refund of money received by us, and this will constitute full settlement with Tour Department.
  • Tour operator reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any tour member at any reason before or during the tour.
  • All prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  • All itineraries are subject to change without notice.
  • All passengers must obtain a valid passport and all entry / exit visa as required by immigration regulation.
  • If passenger has any special request to leave the tour in a certain place during the tour, it is their responsibility to notify tour operator in advance to confirm upon booking the tour.
  • Passenger must be self-reliant; those who require assistance must be accompanied by a friend or relative. Tour operator is NOT able to provide individual assistance for any passenger.
  • Passengers should inform the escort or hotel reception if they are to use the hotel swimming pool. All children should be accompanied by their parents while using the pool. No life guard on premises, swim at your own risk.
  • Passenger(s) are responsible for his or her belonging(s). Tour operator will NOT longer provide services to track or trace any personal item(s).