It was an amazing tour .Very carefully selected itinerary and really nice selection of hotels, although a bit far away from main cities and thus wastage of time.
Our tour conductor was Nick , young fellow but he managed the whole tour very efficiently .
Day 4 and 5 activities may be modified if possible and similarly cruise tour at Boston can be omitted as it is not that useful.
Some elements of commercialism are visible but in general if you want to explore a lot in a limited time then this is the best option.
We had absolutely amazing time in our '6 days US East Coast' tour. We went on 26. 08. 2018 and returned on 31. 08. 2018.
A big thanks to MANI XU, who was our tour guide. He was fantastic! He was funny, punctual, helpful, very hardworking and responsible person. He was very professional and has a wealth of knowledge about the places we visited. He listened to every single one of us carefully and looked after us well through out the tour.
Pablo, our bus driver was good too. He was friendly, helpful and drove the coach very smoothly.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TOUR and we are thinking of taking on another tour with Take Tours soon.
I highly recommend to take this tour. It was very organized and we saw many landmarks in a short amount of time. Our tour guide Mani was very professional, efficient, and knowledgeable about the places we visited. The hotels are comfortable and clean for the price you are paying for. We are thinking to take another tour through the same company.
I booked 6-Day US East Coast, Niagara Falls Vacation Package from New York for myself and my wife starting from 27th June 2018 to 02nd July 2018 (Order JE15-543-0587) operated by Jupiter Legend.The Hotels and Guide Jojo was very good but only issue is the itinerary which is fast and hectic after arriving at 9:00 PM we had to start by 06:45 AM the next day. We visited important spots and liked our tour and it would have been great if the itinerary was a relaxed one. Thank you
Enjoyed the trip, everything that was promised was delivered and more, good and safe hotels and convenient locations for food and rest stops, very helpful and friendly staff. Most importantly very affordable. I will travel with them anytime again.
One of the awesome tour specially if you have Tour Guide like "Mani". Mani rocks. He knows a lot of stuff and tries to explain everything he can. Its a bilingual tour so English speaking guys should be aware of it. We didn't have any problems with it.
I would definitely recommend this tour. It was a very memorable experience especially to see Niagara falls from above. Awesome! I also commend our tour guide Caroline Zheng who has extra patience and helpful.
Overall the tour was great. We visited a lot of places. However, it is a pity that we did not have enough time to explore New York City. The options of attractions that we can visit would be nice as not all people in the group would like to visit like the airforce museum. Other then New York city, all were amazingly arranged. I also recommend Henry as the tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and his english is really good.
Overall the tour was excellent and it was memorable. Our tour guide Peter was very assertive, helpful and shared lot of information at each place.
Since time was a restriction, I would recommend to give more time to spend in Times Square and include Brooklyn Bride during Night Tour which makes this complete package an ideal and best for everyone.
I also commend our tour guide Jack who always ensure that we enjoy the trip and have fun.I would definitely recommend this tour. It was a very memorable experience especially the jet boat we had at Niagara river.
Our tour guide was fantastic and our driver was great. My only concern was I thought there would be minimal walking. I have some mobility issues and felt that there was quite a bit of walking to some of the attractions. Overall, we really enjoyed the experience.
We had a really great time. Shen Tong our tour guide explain everything perfectly and manage the tours so all of us can enjoy this trip. Once again thank you Shen Tong and our professional driver that help us making this trip memorable :) :)
Overall the tour was excellent and covered most of touring spot in the defined time period. Tour guide Yoyo was friendly in nature. Tour could have been made memorable by making stop at vegetarian asian restaurant, but nevertheless at such a cost, it is worth a tour.
I just finished this tour with my parents and thoroughly enjoyed it.The accommodations provided were excellent, transportation and iterinary was completed in given time, with no delays. Food is not covered within the tour price, and thus we had to make our own arrangements for breakfast (this was a little inconvenient). For lunch and dinner though, the tour guide stopped at places where there was large variety available to choose and buy from. Overall, I felt I paid a good price, and got what was promised. I would recommend this tour for people flexible with food options and looking to go on a well covered short East Coast Tour.
The tour was great. We covered a lot of distance and saw all the important sights. It was well co-ordinated and kept to schedule. The guide Ricky was very helpful. It really was amazing value that we could see and do so much. The hotels were all very good quality. There were three of us and we all had such a good trip. This is my 2nd take tours trip and I would definitely recommend to others. I am not Chinese and the customers were mostly Chinese but that was fine. Come with an open mind and enjoy the great value and service offered by take tours trips.
This tour is good for sight seeing around New York. Most stops have around only 1-2 hr of free time. There was little time to explore as we had to follow the tight itinerary schedule so need to make sure we follow the meet up time to avoid being left behind. The best part of the trip was the Niagara Falls and Boston Lobsters. Some of the optional items are expensive so we explored to area instead.
Our flight was delayed and fortunately, taketour have a online chat that provided us with tour guide number. I would have given the tour guide 5 stars as he gave some tips on local products and practices. However, he did not have whatsapp which made it difficult for us to catch up with the tour by contacting him when our flight got delayed and we did not have a sim card. The transport was okay but had to pay for WiFi which was a bummer.
Overall, I will recommend if you are like me who cannot drive and want to have a short trip around New York.
Tour guide Chris yang and driver Brad are exceptional people ,very friendly and accommodating .
Tour was as per schedule ,hotels were decent ,we enjoyed the tour .
I would recommend this tour ,u are lucky if you get same tour guide and driver :)
This is compact and well arranged round trip journey and it is perfect for people touring the United states and wanting to see just the important places in the East Coast and the Niagara falls. The journey is on a bus throughout and has optimal number of stops for using the restroom, breaks, lunches, dinners and the night stay. Personally I wasn't happy about the quality of the BUS in this journey. It was clean and comfortable but it was a pretty old bus. However I had taken a different itinerary of Take Tours and the bus was excellent for that trip. Hence the 3 stars for transportation in this review.
The tour guide Henry was exceptional. He gives a good anecdote on each place that we visit so it makes the trip all the more enjoyable.
The accommodations at the hotels during this trip were really good and a lot better than expected for the cost we pay.
Overall I think this is a pretty comprehensive tour and I will definitely recommend it.
Worth for the money you pay!
We took the East Coast tour in June 2017 and enjoyed it with family visiting from India.
The company could have been fair to all nationals by stopping tour bus at some Indian restaurants as well.
However, we can't be specific about food when traveling.
Hotels were of great quality and above expectation of luxury.
This is only my experience. All the best.
What an awesome 6 days east coast tour with Mars Zheng of L&L. With quiet confidence, calm demeanor, and professionalism, Mars ably guided us 56 tourists with a broad-spectrum of ethnicity, age, and health, including a wheelchair-bound 84 years old and a few seniors in their late 70s and a 5 years old son. Mars is very accommodating and knowledgeable, astutely answered requests/questions hitting him from left, right and center. As a fine art enthusiast, I'm very impressed with his insightful response to our questions on the various arts in the museums. It attests Mars' profound knowledge with the arts and history. I was greatly touched that he carries an extra winter down jacket in his backpack and magically pulled out when a lady in our group was shaking with chill at Niagara Fall.
I with my family took this tour from 22nd till 27th May 2017. The tour was very well organized and comfortable at all times.Hotels were good. The buses were comfortable even for long journeys. Our Tour Guide JOJO was strict,punctual and was very professional and took personal care to make sure everyone was well attended to. I definitely recommend this tour.
The tour guide Dragon spoke 90% Mandarin 10% English even though there were a number of English speaking tourists. I was told by a few Chinese tourists that he gave more details in Mandarin. The toilets on the coach were padlocked and therefore inaccessible. The accommodation for the first 2 nights stay were dirty motels with heaters that didn't work, the last 3 nights were fine. The Niagara Falls visit fell on Thanksgiving and so most attractions were closed. The tour company should have known this beforehand and not offered these attractions as part of the package. Plus the tour guide should have called beforehand to find out if any restaurants would be open. Instead he made us buy food from a supermarket the day before insisting that nothing would be open. Notwithstanding all this I was pleased with what I saw, but I would not recommend this company. The tour guide鈥檚 knowledge was lacking in depth and the initial accommodation was budget and not standard as I鈥檇 booked.
This isn麓t the first tour that i take with this organization and because of my experience i always recommend to my friends. But this time i feel a bit dissapointed; our guide prefer speak in mandarin than in english and it was very difficult to understand his instructions. In some points he was a little discriminatory in his dealings. The bus driver was very rude. I like the organization i like the hotels, the itinerary, the price, but i think that this guide need to practice his english and be more patient when the group has different languages.
WeiHua Mo is a great leader. He arranged everything perfectly,helped anyone who needed and explained very well in two languages English and Chinese. We were a bit worried about the international trip but were very pleased with the trip, thanks to the charming leader who made everything go so well in a very calm way. We will reccomend this trip to other israeli tourists and especially this specific leader.
Well conducted East Coast Tour. Ground rules well set. Punctual and good time keeping. Our tour guide Ted was friendly, facilitating and knowledgeable. Towards the end of the tour most of us bonded extremely well. A special mention of thanks to the driver Andy too who remained helpful.
My wife and I have had a really great time during this 6-day US East coast tour. This tour is well organized and the price is reasonable. Especially because of our tour guide, Dazzle, we started the trip nicely. Dazzle is a kind, professional, considerate and passionate tour guide. Except us, the others were all Chineses, but she is bilingual in Chinese and English perfectly and fluently so we could follow and understand the detailed itinerary without any difficulty. She is also experienced and knows lots of information about tourist attractions, so it helped us to enjoy this tour even more. I think the satisfaction with the package tour is considerably dependent on the tour guide. Dazzle was awesome!! Thanks a lot,Dazzle. Highly recommended!! Definitely would love to choose this tour again if I visit Niagara!
East Coast Tour is an amazing & incredible trip. Its well managed. Organized with lots of fun. Tour guide VIVAN have all infromation about all attractions, she is punctual, her behaviour is nice & cool. I found her very nice & cool. I recommend this trip to each and every guy who is planing to visit US in future.
I have booked this trip for my parents visiting from India.
To be straight, these guys are trust worthy and my parents have had a really good time during the entire trip.
The guide and staff were very helpful and responsive so that my parents who were visiting USA for the first time had a hassle free trip.
Would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a planned and organized trip.
Thank you Take Tour! You guys are awesome!
Mani was an eager and very enthusiastic tour guide who enabled us to cover our very hectic itinerary together and on time. He made sure that my father and myself, who didn't understood Chinese, understood the whole trip in English. Being both bilingual and passionate about his own job, he is a good reflection of the type of tour guides hired by this company. I really recommend taking this 6 day tour because it is the right amount of fun, tiredness, journey and adventure. Definitely recommend taking the trip to Niagara Falls.!
The trip was wonderful. There were 60 of us in the bus . our tour guide was Jason Lin he was very professional and enthusiastic.Time management is very important in this trip . covering lot of places within short duration . Also the people who came along with us supported each other and ensured to be on time. we had spent a very good time on the trip. My suggestion would be to improve the waiting area in Flushing office as there was space constraint and after a long journey from different places people had to stand out .
Thank you Mani for an incredible journey around east coast. Very organized , punctual and showed great leadership throughout the trip. Everything was in place as planned and the trip came out to be very efficient overall. Great spacious hotels give enough room and space to rest up for a whole day of tours
This 7/15/16 trip is well organized and highly recommended if you want to see many places with limited time. Our bilingual tour guide Zoe Li is absolutely awesome! She is very patient, knowledgeable and professional. With my elderly mother in this trip is challenging, but we had swell time! If daily breakfast can be arranged it will be the plus.
The tour was over all good.Our tour guide was good and patient.
there are few drawbacks though:
1.Food was always a problem specially for vegetarians,we will always be taken to places where chinese joints are prevalent.
2.Few of the items from the itenary were skipped like the movie in niagara....going to the statue of liberty(only a cruise ride was arranged around the statue)... and few more.
Overall tour was great. We have issue with the Day 1 Itinerary.It would be preferred that after a long flight if guests are checked in to the hotel early. It's too hectic to stay outside and check in at 3 pm and then leave for the NYC nightly tour. If possible do provide vegetarian meal options as well. Tour can be slightly hectic especially day 1 & 2 for senior citizens.
I took the tour from 28.6.16 to 3.7.16.The guide Cici Zhang was really excellent and very fluent. Nowhere we felt we are in a different group. The group consisted of Indians, Chinese, French and other country.I enjoyed every minute and has already spoken to friends. Had a very good company of Manoj family.
The tour was overall okay. Tour guide barely speaks any English to us. Little info regarding what to expect during the day or suggestions where to eat. Though we did visit many landmarks, we did not get to see the Liberty Bell as advertised. We only got to pass by the building. Other than that, the tour was fun and the price was not bad.
I had arranged this tour for my relatives visiting from India. They had a good time and very happy with everything. Food might be a little problem since they stop mostly at chinese restuarant but if you are well prepared by taking food from home etc, you will be good.
A very well Organised tour. I Highly recommend this tour to visit more places in short time. Our tour guide, Emma was very professional and provided a lot of information for us along the way on the bus ride. She made a point to take care of people from India Very well. Her communication was very clear. The entire trip was smooth and enjoyable. Will recommend to friends!
I have taken east coast tour with my family, overall experience was nice, our tour guide Yoyo is great and she organized well & planned.
I have booked deluxe option while booking, but accommodation not that great, especially in Boston accommodation is horrible, we have couple of package, there is no elevator access to room, if need access atleast we need to pull package to 500m.
and Transportation, bus is very congested, not much space.
Driver was great and friendly, overall experience was good. I would recommend to all this tour, if you are new to east coast and want to cover all places then it is good just sit and relax.
I joined this tour with my group of 9. Everything was perfect if you want to cover a lot of places in a short time with relatively low cost. The hotel were good, but usually took 1 hour from the city. The tour guide (Jonathan Ho) and the driver (Alex) were very kind.
Sometime tour guide have different accent which is hard to understand.
Also sometime hotels are not much of good stander.
Transportation is good and comfortable. Itinerary is also good most of the best and important parts are covered.
The trip was wonderful. There were 60 of us with 60% Chinese and 40% Indians. Our tour guide was Ray and being effectively bilingual, he did a wonderful job in managing the activities and timing. The hotels we stayed in were of good quality given the money we paid for. Recommendations for meals were good, with many choices. In general, the programme was quite fast-paced as there were so much to cover. So, those with toddlers or elderly may find it it bit challenging. If you are on a budget and want to see as much as you can, this is the tour for you. Of course, having a good guide will make a great difference. For this, we are really grateful to have Ray as our tour guide. Thank you Ray!
I joined the East Coast Tour with my family (visiting US for the first time) from 30 May - 4 June 2016. My grandparents took the tour 2 years ago and strongly recommended us to take the tour. It was a pleasant and enjoyable experience overall. We managed to cover a lot of places in a short duration as the tour packed us with a perfect itinerary, which we would not be able to do so ourselves. We enjoyed every part of the trip. Especially the New York and Niagara falls. We had an awesome tour guide, Terry, who was able to communicate with the group in Mandarin and English. He is very friendly and approachable. All his explanations about the history of the places in the tour were very informative. He took care of the senior persons and children properly and overall I personally think he did a great job. The ride was smooth, thanks to the driver (who is very friendly too). I highly recommend this tour and the tour guide. I wish to do the west coast tour too with taketours. Thank you!
We finished our 6 days East Coast tour and we were very much enjoyed. The is well organized and planned. Our Tour guide is Dazzle tour program administration and planning is awesome. our kids are enjoyed the trip!
My auntie and I joined the tour on 17 may and it was a great experience! The tour guide, Andy Day was really friendly and was also able to speak English well. The accommodation was pretty good (we booked the standard hotels) and I especially liked the hotel we stayed in on Day 3. The tour guide managed the time very well and we were able to visit all the attractions. I would love it if we were given more time for each attractions but I understand that we had a very tight schedule. In that regard, Andy was able to efficiently organise each itinerary and ensure that we have sufficient time for each visit.
Overall, it was a really good experience for a first time visit to these places and I definitely recommend this tour! (ETF47)
A very well Organised tour. Highly recommended. Our tour guide, Vicky was very professional and provided a lot of information for us along the way on the bus ride. Vicky also took care of us very well and her communication was very clear. The entire was smooth and enjoyable. Will recommend to friends!
We finished our 6 days East Cost tour today and we were very happy. Tana, our Tour Guide, comes across as professional in her approach. She showed capability in handling group of 55 in a very efficient manner. We were able to understand the English that she spoke. And her knowledge about historical places and incidents is really good. She told us lots of interesting stories about US. We would recommend that you take Tana as your tour guide.
We had a nice trip with this tour. The itinerary was reasonable, hotel was good however it was better if near city. Specialy tour guide Kenny Moy was thoughtful & enthusiatic, the driver was the same.Overall, it's a good tour and it's better if more flexible. I recommended this tour for some friends who have plan to travel US in next month.
The Tour was wonderful, Tour Guide Jim was a great person and he organized the trip very well. The bus pilot was awesome. Overall the tour was great as usual and recommend the tour to my friends and relatives. Thank you
My husband and I have jointed this trip in May, good weather, nice timing for travel East coast. We were so lucky to have Mr. Mars Zheng to be our tour guide, who has great knowledge to tell us history and stories about attractions, nice voice to sing for us as an entertainment while we have to travel long miles on bus. Also he has always helped us out on our needs.
For the trip, since there were too many attractions, there were only about 30min to an hour in average on each sight seeing point, someone may think it's a bit rush to go rest room, get meal & water plus checking out attractions within an hour, together attractions were packed one after one. And yes, the tour has tried to show you as much as possible, and you cannot expect to go in depth of each attraction; but I think it's a good way as an introduction of cities, then choose your flavorous attractions to come back to have self travel later on.
We have paid more and updated to deluxe room, however, on the first night in New Jersey and the night in Niagara Falls were below standard. Else were good with nice bed and bathroom.
My husband and I have this trip as part of our honeymoon, after the trip we have stayed few days more in New York, to really explore and study the places we love, so that we could enjoy tour and self leisure. :)
My girlfriend and I joined the East Coast Tour from 7-12 May 2016 and had a very enjoyable experience. We managed to cover a lot of places in a short duration as the tour packed us with a fruitful itinerary, which we would not be able to do so ourselves. I enjoyed the Niagara Falls and Boston Lobster Dinner, which had a generous portion of Chinese dishes.
We had a wonderful tour guide, Richard Guan, and he was able to communicate with the group in Mandarin and English. He is friendly and approachable and always ready to help when we had questions.
I took a 6 days east coast tour from 27th April to 2nd May. The tour was well organised and the tour Co ordinator MS.Ruth was very cordial and friendly to make the trip more pleasant. She managed the trip well with excellent time management. The organisers can focus more on restaurant selections as more Indians prefer vegetarian food and many Indians are in the package.
I went this trip on 20-April-2016. Tour was ok and out of 5 nights, 1 night accommodation was bad(that was on first day) and reset are all good/ok. If they provide more time to see the places then it was very good.
It's a great way to see alot in a short time. We were a bit disappointed that the hotels were 1/2 hour drives from the cities but by the time you get to the hotel in the evenings there isn't much free time anyway. We were the only europeans on the tour and the tour is very geared towards the chinese and evening food choices were all chinese which was ok but we wanted to experience american food and not just Mcdonalds! We also didn't see the world trade centre memorial and one world in new york which was on our itinerary fotr day 2 but tourguide said it wasn't on his and had been on the night tour instead but we didn't arrive in time for that. A bit more communication between us and tourguide would have been nice so you know what is happening if you don't want to see all the attractions. We felt we lost some time following the guide when we didn't need to. Coach is getting a bit old and was a bit noisy but it was comfortable. Would recommend the touras it was an economical way to see everything with minimal stress.