LUXURY AMERICAN GRANDEUR VAN TOURS

13 days / 12 nights

New York - Philadelphia - Hershey - Corning - Washington DC - Niagara Falls - Las Vegas - Grand Canyon - Los Angeles - Universal Studios - Solvang - San Francisco

Choice of 3 and 4 star hotel

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TOUR ENQUIRY

 

Itinerary

DAY 01 : ARRIVE IN NEW YORK - VISIT TIMES SQUARE (D)

Arrive at JFK airport before 4 p.m. You will be received by our representative at the (Currency exchange counter for international passengers & baggage claim area for domestic passengers) and transferred to your hotel. Check-in to your hotel and relax followed by delicious dinner.

 

DAY 02 : NEW YORK CITY SIGHTSEEING (B, D)

After breakfast at the hotel depart to enjoy full day New York City tour at 7:45 a.m.

 

Enjoy a ferry ride from Battery Park to the STATUE OF LIBERTY which is a symbol of freedom and democracy / equality. This statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.

 

In the afternoon, have an international Lunch (on your own).

Stop over at Wall Street bull, a giant 3000 LBS bronze statue, the most iconic image of New York. It is a bronze sculpture, originally guerrilla art that stands in Bowling Green Park in the Financial District in Manhattan, New York City.

Guided City tour of  Manhattan - where you enter historic Brooklyn to view the glittering Manhattan Skyline - Enjoy the  views and ambiance of Times Square, Greenwich Village, Soho, Little Italy, Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge and Lower East Side


Visit the Freedom Tower and you can see the spectacular New York City skyline from the Observation Deck [102th Floor Covered in the pricing].

Evening Dinner at Indian restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 03 :NEW YORK- WASHINGTON (B, D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed  from New York to Washington DC (approximately 4 hours’ drive)
 
Afternoon International Lunch on own.Check into the hotel.

Guided City tour of Washington DC which includes The White House, US Capitol Building, Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, World War II Memorial & Lincoln Memorial, FDR Memorial & Vietnam War Memorial Wall & Korean War Memorial.

Evening Dinner at Indian restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 04 : WASHINGTON D.C - SHOPPING (B, D)

After breakfast at the hotel, Visit the world famous Smithsonian museums - Air & Space Museum and museum of natural history a truly astounding display of air and space vehicles - the largest show of its kind in the world hosting over 60,000 artifacts ranging from World War planes to history of aeronautics.

 

After lunch (on your own), Enjoy some shopping time at Fashion center at Pentagon.
Enjoy lunch on own at the mall which offers a great variety of International restaurants at the food court. Evening  Dinner at Indian restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

 

DAY 05 : WASHINGTON D.C - HERSHEY'S (B, D)

After breakfast at hotel proceed to Hershey to visit world famous Hershey’s Chocolate factory and enjoy a fun filled, informative ride in the trolley learning about the history of chocolate making. It will be a fun time to meet adventure and excitement and carry some sweet memories filled with deliciousness.

 

End your day after enjoying a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 06 : NIAGARA FALLS (B, D)

Start your day with a delicious breakfast spread at the hotel. Take a tour of the Capitol of Pennsylvania (if open for tours). The State Capitol is a marvellous architecture and treasure, a majestic symbol of history and power and an icon of democracy and freedom. The centrepiece is 272 feet, 52 million pound dome structure and much more. (Guided tour is subject to availability and timing).

 

Continue to Corning (3 hour drive) to enjoy a museum dedicated to art, science of glass and history. IT hosts over 40,000 glass objects in its display space.

 

After lunch (on your own) at Corning, proceed to Niagara Falls. In the evening enjoy a mouth-watering dinner at an Indian restaurant. Late evening get your eyes treated with falls illumination with rainbow colours.This illumination includes a range of colors that alternate throughout the evening and shine over all of Niagara Falls

 

Overnight stay in Niagara Falls.

 

DAY 06 : NIAGARA FALLS SIGHTSEEING (NO COACH) (B, D)

After breakfast at the hotel, visit the world famous Niagara Falls to get some interesting facts for a true American experience. Spend a quality 45 minute watching movie on most amazing natural wonder in Imax. Get a close and personal and spectacular beauty of the horse shoe Falls at the cave of the winds. Enjoy fun filled trolley ride in the park.

 

Experience the unforgettable experience at Maid of the Mist boat tour and get wet, America’s most amazing boat ride since 1846. Feel the falls power, water gush and hear the deafening thunder; its raging currents as you get close to the falls, see behind the mist, myths and mysteries of one of the most storied natural wonders of the world.

 

Feel the refreshing mist of 600,000 gallons of water falling before your eyes every second while you are taken into the centre of the swirling mist. 

Evening free on own.

 

In the late evening enjoy a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight in Niagara Falls.

 

DAY 07 : WELCOME TO LAS VEGAS  (D)

Breakfast at the hotel.Check out of the hotel before 11AM and proceed to Buffalo airport for your flight to Las Vegas. One airport drop off to Buffalo airport is included in the costing. Any extra drop off will be on own.

Arrive in Las Vegas airport to begin your West Coast tour. You will be met by our representative at the baggage claim area and transferred to your hotel. Check-in to your hotel after 3 PM.

 

You will be taken for Helicopter tour on the strip.  Overnight at hotel.

 

DAY 08 : GRAND CANYON  (B, D)

After breakfast at the hotel proceed towards Grand Canyon west rim bus tour.

 

GRAND CANYON WEST RIM TOUR WITH SKYWALK 

                    DURATION : 12 - 14 COACH TOUR

                    PICKUP TIME : 6:05 A.M. FROM THE HOTEL BUS LOADING STATION

 

Your drive to Grand Canyon West will take you over the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge and into the state of Arizona. Make sure you have your camera ready for pictures of the dam, Lake Mead, and the mighty Colorado River.


There are three sections at Grand Canyon West: Eagle Point, Guano Point, and the Hualapai Ranch. Eagle Point contains the most notable attraction, the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a glass bridge that suspends 4,000 feet above the Grand Canyon floor. There is a walking tour through authentic Native American dwellings, an amphitheater with live Native American performances from multiples tribes continuously throughout the day, and handmade Native American jewelry and crafts.


The Hop-On-Hop-Off shuttle service will take you to the other points. At Guano Point, you can take the “Highpoint Hike,” which offers breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon and Colorado River, or you can eat lunch on the edge of the canyon. The last stop is the Hualapai Ranch where you enter the Wild West and enjoy western hospitality, cowboy entertainment, wagon rides, and more.

Enjoy delicious dinner at Indian restaurant. 

 

DAY 09 : LOS ANGELES (B, D)

After buffet breakfast at the hotel, have an early start & depart for Los Angeles. 

 

After lunch (on your own) enjoy city tour of Los Angeles that covers major landmarks including Kodak theatre, Hollywood walk of fame as well as the Hollywood sign.

 

End your day after enjoying a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight stay at the hotel.

 

DAY 10 : UNIVERSAL STUDIOS (B, D)

 

Start your day with a delicious buffet breakfast spread at the hotel. proceed for city tour of Los Angeles. Enjoy a guided tour of Los Angeles by our experienced tour guide. Drive through the busy streets of Avenue of Stars, Kodak theater and rodeo drive. Get your picture of the famous Hollywood sign from one of the vantage points.

 

Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience!

 

Today you will spend the whole day at the sprawling amusement park with cinema theme, restaurants, featuring rides, shops and shows, Universal studio is one of the oldest and most famous FIlm studios in use.

 

You will then be taken to Universal Studios to enjoy the rest of the day at the park. This Sprawling Amusement park with thrilling theme rides, restaurants, shows, shops and one of the oldest real working movie studio in use is definitely a unique & fun filled experience for the whole family.

End your evening with a wide spread of Indian food at Indian restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

 

DAY 11 : MONTEREY - SAN FRANCISCO (B, D)

Today after breakfast, Proceed  from Los Angeles to San Francisco Via Monterey 17 miles drive (approximately 7 hours’ drive).


Enjoy International Lunch on own.

 

Late evening enjoy dinner at Indian restaurant and check into your hotel, stay overnight.

 

DAY 12 : SAN FRANCISCO CITY TOUR (B, D)

After a buffet breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Fisherman's wharf to board the bay cruise to stunning views of premier landmarks including Alcatraz and golden gate bridge.

 

San Francisco, in northern California, is a city on the tip of a peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. It's known for its hilly landscape, year-round fog, iconic Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and colorful Victorian houses. The Financial District's Transamerica Pyramid is its most distinctive skyscraper.

 

The cruise is a true San Francisco original accompanied by insightful narration of the city's history in multi languages.

 

After relaxed lunch (on your own), you will do a 3 hour city tour with our guide. You will see San Francisco at its best covering Lombard street and awe inspiring views of pacific ocean. Drive through China town and Golden gate Bridge.

 

Enjoy an exhilarating ride on cable car. San Francisco's cable car system constitutes the oldest & the largest manual system in operation (if operating).

 

Enjoy a spectacular view of San Francisco from Twin peaks. San Francisco's Twin Peaks are two prominent hills near the center of the city. Each one stands at about 922 feet tall, and they offer amazing views of the Bay Area all the way down to the water.  

 

Your day will end with delectable Indian dinner while celebrating the beginning of new friendships. Overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 13 : DEPARTURE (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, check out of the hotel before 11AM and transfer to San Francisco airport for your departure. 

 

Your hotel offers shuttle service to the airport. Please check with the front desk regarding shuttle transfers. If your flight is early in the morning when the shuttle transfers is not available, please take a taxi on your own to the airport (available at the hotels taxi stand). Packed breakfast option is not available.

OPTIONAL TOURS

East Coast

THE WET JET TOUR : EXHILARATING WET ADVENTURE

DURATION: APPROXIMATELY 4 HOURS
PICK UP TIME FROM HOTEL: 3 PM
COST: $144 PER PERSON

We depart daily from the United States side of the Niagara River out of Lewiston NY from mid-June through to Labor Day. After Labor Day, we depart on a limited basis and weekends. You will absolutely get soaked, so bring a change of clothes.Passengers must be at least 44 inches tall (avg. 6 yr old).All guests must be on site 45 minutes prior to your departure time.Passengers under the age of 16 must travel with someone 18 or older.We do not reserve specific seats for any wet jet departure.Passengers are allowed to bring a hat, glasses & water proof cameras. There is minimal storage on the jet boats.Get ready to Hydrate your Senses.Passengers are provided with all the necessary gear to keep you as comfortable as possible, in no way shape or form will the gear keep you from getting absolutely soaked. 


NIAGARA HELICOPTER TOUR (NO CANADIAN VISA REQUIRED)


DURATION: 10-12 MINUTES RIDE OVER THE BEAUTIFUL NIAGARA FALLS.
PICK UP TIME: 3 PM 
COST: $143 PER PERSON

Helicopter ride over the falls gives you a bird eye view of the beautiful Horseshoe Falls. Your tour will include a view of Rainbow Bridge, American side of the Falls, Goat Island, Cave of the Winds, Queen Victoria Park, Clifton Hill and the American Observation Tower. 
Please note that the Helicopter ride is seasonal & the best way to book it is while on tour. The tour manager will accept cash.

West Coast

YOSEMITE TOUR-FULL DAY

DURATION : 12 - 14 HOURS

PICKUP TIME :  6:30 AM FROM FISHERMAN’S WHARF

COST : $ 215

Arrive at Fisherman’s Wharf in the morning for your transfer to Yosemite park (transfer is not included from hotel to pick up Location). The park is located 215 miles south east of San Francisco with 4 hours of drive time one way. You will cover Half Dome, El Capitan, Bridal Veil Falls, Three brothers, Sentinel Park & many more. Once you arrive at the park, you will hear a narrated tour followed by leisurely tour on own. 
You will be dropped off at Fisherman’s Wharf after the end of the tour. Please make your own way to the Hotel (transfer cost not included).

NAPA VALLEY WINE TOUR

 
DURATION: 9 HOURS
PICK UP TIME: 8 AM FROM FISHERMAN’S WHARF
COST: $185 per person


You will be picked up from Fisherman’s Wharf (Transfer from airport hotel not included in the cost) & driven through the rolling hills of Napa covered in Vineyards. Your driver will explain the process of making Wine as you drive though the some of the best wineries in the State. Enjoy a leisurely lunch at Sonoma Restaurant (included) & end a beautiful day with Champagne tasting. You will be dropped off at Fisherman’s Wharf at the end of the tour. Transfer to Hotel not included in the cost.

                                  3 Star Hotels

 

New York :  Holiday inn Saddle Brook/Ramada conference center east Hanover/Comfort Inn Edision/Similar

Washington DC: Embassy Suites Dallas airport/Holiday inn Express Herndon/Quality Inn & Suites Union Square/Similar

Niagara : Quality Inn and Suites/Comfort Inn Point/Similar.

Las Vegas :  Excalibur/Circus Circus/Stratosphere/Similar

Los Angeles : Radisson, Midtown/Double Tree Norwalk/Double Tree Torrance/Similar

San Francisco : Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf/Best Western Plus Grosvenor /Similar

         

                                 4 Star Hotels

New York :  Millennium Hilton/Le Parker Meridian Times Square Hotel/Similar

Washington DC: Marriott Crystal City/Sheraton Pentagon City/Similar

Niagara : Sheraton at the Falls/ Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino/Similar

Las Vegas :  Tropicana Las Vegas/Planet Hollywood/Similar

Los Angeles : Double Tree Norwalk/Intercontinental Los Angeles Century City/Similar

San Francisco : Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf/Hilton San Francisco Union Station/Similar

Tour Highlights

- Guided City tour of New York with Freedom Tower, 102th Floor & Statue of Liberty & Ferry Ride (Crown & Pedestal Not Included)

- US Capitol Tour– Washington DC

- Guided city tour of Washington DC – White House, Capitol, Lincoln, Vietnam Memorial, etc.

- Museum of Natural History & Smithsonian Air & Space Museum

- Hershey’s Great American Chocolate Tour Ride 

- Niagara Maid of the Mist   & Niagara Cave of the Winds

- Niagara Adventure Theater (IMAX SHOW) ,Aquarium of Niagara ,Niagara Gorge Discovery Center , Niagara Falls by Night

- Helicopter tour on the Strip

- Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour with Skywalk

- City Tour of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Sunset Blvd., AV Of the Stars, Rodeo Drive, etc.

- Universal Studios -- Los Angeles  &  17 Mile Scenic Drive - Monterey Bay

- San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf & Cable Car Ride(when operational) & SFO Bay Cruise

- Guided City Tour Of San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge, China Town, Lombard ST. , Twin Peaks, Downtown, Financial District, Etc.

Inclusions

- Hotel accommodations 

- Airport transfers

- 12 delicious Breakfasts & 12 sumptuous Indian Dinners (veg/jain/non veg)

- Sightseeing and admissions as per itinerary

- All Transfers and Inter City Travel by Luxury A/C Coach, Mini Bus or Van (55 seater / 22 seater / 15 seater based on number of people signed for the tour

- Experienced Hindi and English speaking Indian Tour Manager

- Free Wi-Fi on the 55 seater coach and at hotels (not applicable for smaller coach and van)

- Free Wi-Fi on the coach and at hotels

                     Exclusions

- Domestic or International Airfare

- Passport, VISA or other Consular Fees

- Personal expenses such telephone bills, pay per view movies, laundry expenses, alcoholic beverages, Hotel incidentals

- Any other items not mentioned in this itinerary

- Travel and Medical Insurance

- International Lunches

- Optional tours

- Tips To The Driver 

NOTES:

 

- Pre & post tour accommodation can be provided at extra cost

- There will be no coach service on Day 6 for travellers staying at Sheraton at the Falls, which is within walking distance from the Falls

- Travellers are allowed one piece of luggage per person (big suitcase) and one carry on.

- Dinners will be at Indian restaurants where the passengers can choose VEG/JAIN/Non VEG option. Dinners are laid out buffet style, except JAIN meals, which will be brought to the table.

- Please note that we will make every effort for early check in for passengers coming in early but this is not guaranteed & is at the hotel’s discretion & availability. 

- Child (2-11 yrs) shares Double Occupancy (3rd in Double room) or Triple Occupancy (4th in Triple room). No separate bed or cot will be provided to the child

- Please note that guests may have to give their Credit card/cash at some of the hotels towards incidentals. No charges are levied unless the guests use some of the services other than not included in the package.

- For bookings that come under 21 days of the tour, the hotel list given above is not guaranteed & subject to change based on availability

- Any special disability requirements should be made aware at the time of booking. We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the special needs of disabled travellers, but cannot be held responsible in the event we are unable to do so.

- There is no refund for any missed portion of the tour.

- Wi-Fi Internet service is provided by the Coach Company and Hotels. We are not responsible for any lapse in service

- Porterage has been included at all the hotels for your convenience. Please check with your Tour manager on the guidelines to avail this service.

- All bookings that are received within 14 days of the tour are subject to $40 per person surcharge due to booking logistics.

- Hotel breakfast is included in the cost of the hotel room. Packed breakfast option is not available. Breakfast at the hotel will be American buffet breakfast.

 

Cancellation policy:

GREATER THAN 45 DAYS – 100% REFUND.

GREATER THAN 30 DAYS – 75% REFUND.

BETWEEN 30 – 20 DAYS – 50% REFUND

BETWEEN 20 DAYS – 10 DAYS – 25% REFUND.

Less than 10 Days: NO REFUNDS

DISCLAIMER: 

 

We reserve the right to make minor modifications to the daily itinerary flow based on  weather, traffic, or other conditions for the convenience of the traveling customers. We reserve the right to use Van/Minibus/Coach depending on the number of passengers.

 

In case of coach break down due to mechanical failures, the company will make every effort to fix the  problem but please note that there will be no monetary compensation for the inconvenience caused.

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