In most cases, on most forms of transportation, to most destinations, checked luggage fees apply. Prices vary by carrier, transportation type and destination. Once you receive your itinerary, whether by air, train or otherwise, you can contact them directly to see if fees applies. Unfortunately we are unable to include these fees into our package […]
The REAL ID Act establishes minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver’s licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act’s minimum standards. The purposes covered by the Act are: accessing Federal facilities, entering nuclear power plants, and, boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft. […]
Can I Reserve/Save Seats On the Bus? In short no…. seats each day are on a first come first serve basis. Can I sit in the very front row behind the bus door? In short no… the most coveted sets on a bus are the two directly behind the door of the bus. However for […]
If an excursion request coincides with dates that BCT already has a scheduled tour group for, we will not be able to assist due to lack of transportation means, tour guide availability, etc. Excursions can only be scheduled on dates that in no way conflict with a scheduled tour.
All air or rail travelers will arrive and depart Buffalo airport. Day 1 – Saturday Arrive Buffalo by air or by train – Shuttle to Niagara Falls Hotel. The shuttle is included and arranged for and paid for by BCT for Full Package customers only. If you are a Land Package you can purchase the […]
With ‘Land Package’ You will need to get to the BCT provided hotel on your own. Land Package prices signify that BCT will NOT provide your transportation EXCEPT during the tour. You will be required to arrange your own transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour. If […]
Yes if you would like to arrive before your trip or stay longer after your trip and you would like to stay in Manhattan no problem. The rooming arrangements can be made two ways: 1) BCT would prefer that you make the Hotel reservations in Manhattan yourself but 2) if you would like our assistance […]
This information and directions on how to get from EWR (Newark International Airport) into Manhattan (and Back) is for BCT travelers in the following situation(s): 1) You want to stay in Manhattan past when the bus returns to the BCT provided hotel. 2) You plan to arrive earlier or stay longer at the BCT provided […]
Where can an AirTrain Newark ticket be purchased? A: Customers may purchase a ticket from NJ TRANSIT or Amtrak train stations, ticket offices or ticketing machines and the AirTrain Newark fee will be included —one ticket does it all. Tickets can also be purchased separately at machines located at the Newark Liberty International Airport Station […]
In short, yes you can! However, you’ll need to purchase the ‘Land Package’ price, then buy your own airfare as we cannot use your miles for you to purchase your tickets. Keep in mind, when you purchase your own airfare, you are also responsible for your own airport/hotel transfers.
Anytime we have a family group, or a group traveling together, we make every attempt to get them seats together or near each other when possible.
Yes! You’ll need to bring a stroller that is collapsible, and it will need to be stored under the bus. Naturally you’ll need to bring supplies with you for your baby or child each day as well which are also no problem. Additional keywords: stroller, strollers, baby items, baby, babies, children, child, family travel
Yes. A wheelchair (or collapsible electric scooter) that folds up can fit under the bus with no problem. Plus, all of the Society’s facilities have wheel chairs available for those that need them. Those who need to use a wheelchair are certainly welcome on our tours. However they need to have enough mobility to get […]
Are my transfers included? Yes, all transfers are included- airport to hotel, hotel to pier/dock and pier/dock to airport.
The following categories are explained below. 1) When you purchase a Full Package 2) When you Purchase a Land Package 3) If you are attending a Convention and you purchase a Full Package 4) If you are attending a Convention and you purchase a Land Package 1) When you purchase a Full Package: Airfare from Major […]
Useful directions and information for those wanting to get back to their BCT provided hotel from Manhattan. In all cases below once you get to EWR all you need to do is proceed to P4 by Airtrain to catch your complimentary airport to hotel shuttle service back to you BCT provided hotel. Manhattan to EWR Instructions: The […]
Benefits of a ‘Full Package’ – We purchase your flights, when possible, with other people traveling from your same area, whether they be a part of your group or not. – If you’d like to travel earlier or later than the scheduled dates, just let us know and we can accommodate your request, usually with […]
Well besides the obvious difference please be advised that the New York and Canada Bethel classic with Sunday in DC makes for a very long Sunday. Total drive time to and from DC is usually over six hours and sometimes eight hours according to traffic conditions. The New York and Canada Bethel classic with Sunday […]
No. Some of our smaller tours will be using the 15 passenger BCT van that is stationed in New York. On trips that include Canada we will not book more than 10 passengers in the 15 passenger van. On Smaller international trips you may also be use a van versus a bus as transportation. Some […]
How many will be on my trip with me? Scheduled Bus trips that include New York average 20 to 50 people The BCT van is used For J4U, Excursions, build your own trips and regular scheduled trips which have under 12 passengers. Europe and international trips trips are generally Smaller so as to give better […]
When more than 12 have signed onto a scheduled trip then it’s a bus trip and not a van trip. Most of our regular scheduled trips that include New York are 30 to 50 people. Due to the nature of the trip J4U trips. NY Excursions and build your own trips could have as few […]
It is important that you give your name as it appears on your passport, passport card or identification Card because to increased travel security around the world, it is now more important than ever that your airline ticket, or train ticket, match your first and last name exactly as it reads in your passport or other […]
Over the years BCT has sponsored and/or promoted a lot of successful Cross Country Bus trips from many a state including several from California and florida. Most were from NM, TX and CO since those states are close to our home office in NM. However over the last few years the cost of fuel has […]
All your transfers and shuttle services is provided by BCT for those who purchase the full package Cruise Combo’s. If your Cruise is after your BCT provided tour the details of that information will be provided by your BCT tour guide just before your cruise. If your Cruise is before your BCT provided tour the […]
Yes you do. You will be given ample time to change after touring the Canada Branch before the group starts exploring and enjoying Niagara Falls.
How long is the bus ride to Niagara Falls Canada from Watchtower Farm Printery (Wallkill)? Generally speaking it’s a late arrival into Niagara Falls. Depending on traffic, departure time from WT Farm, number of potty breaks, length of stop(s) to eat, timeliness of group, and ease/difficulty of entry in Canada (border-crossing) anywhere from 7 to […]
Yes you can change the date of your trip; that is usually possible if there is availability on the trip you want to change to. You can change the date of his trip but there will be a $150 change fee* for the airline ticket, plus any difference in airfare, if applicable, and you will […]
Land Packages: A land package price does not include airfare or airport/hotel shuttle. However some BCT provided hotels do include a complimentary airport/hotel shuttle service. All Full Packages include round trip airfare or Train Tickets out of a major airport near you on the dates of the trip. BCT as a rule, purchases budget airfares whenever […]
Rooms, Airfare (if Full Package Purchased), and Transportation Unless otherwise stated, all prices include hotels rooms and charter transportation at the destination point. Full Packages include round trip airfare in the continental United States as long as it is departing from and returning to the same city for the tour dates only. Land Packages do […]
Should I tip the bus driver & tour guide? Yes! It gives a good witness to our bus drivers (who are usually NOT one of Jehovah’s Witnesses), when he or she receives a tip for their hard work. Your tour guide will also gladly accept tips. Should I leave a tip in my room? Yes. […]
To Cross The Canadian Border All adults and children who are citizens of the United States must have a passport to cross the border. However, On tours that include Canada, you have the option to stay in Niagara Falls, USA instead of crossing over into Canada. For complete details, mention this in your reservation form […]
Our busses do not have lifts, so the person would need to be able to walk on and off the bus. If he/she requires a wheel chair most of the time, they must have a traveling companion who has accepted the responsibility of assisting that person.
The Society suggests a dress code be set up for the trip because everywhere we stop we give a witness. We want the trip to be comfortable and memorable for everyone so we have set forth guidelines that are reasonable and still allow room for personal preference. Please let your desire to bring honor to […]
If your reservation includes a minimum $250 p/p deposit or full payment then your seats are saved and your rooming is secure. If you make a reservation without the deposit, your reservation is filed as pending and will be moved to ‘In Process’ as soon as we receive a payment.
The current policies involving canceling a Cross Country Bus trip that you were planning are as follows. Important Question: “What if after giving you the deposit I am not able to get enough reservations to make the trip a go?” Good question. See cancellation and refund policy below. There are no exceptions. Therefore please do not […]
Due to increased travel security around the world, it is now more important than ever that your airline ticket, or train ticket, match your first and last name exactly as it reads in your passport or other identification. Additionally, any changes to your air or train booking, which includes spelling, could be subject to a […]
At this time the airlines are recommending you check in three hours in before your flight for international flights and two hours before your flight for domestic flights. OR you may check-in online with most carriers 24 hours before departure.
Bus trips: You travel the entire trip by charter bus roundtrip from a specific location or pickup point back. Same charter bus entire trip. You can board anywhere along the route the bus takes to its destination. Plane trips: You travel to your destination by plane and you return home by plane. All transportation during the trip is […]