13-DAY USA EAST WEST
13-day group tour of USA from New York to Niagara Falls via Washington D.C and from Las Vegas to San Francisco via Los Angeles
DAY 01 : ARRIVE IN NEW YORK - TIMES SQUARE
Arrive at JFK airport. You will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Manhattan. Check in to the hotel after 3 PM (requests for early check in are at the hotel’s discretion and subject to availability at the time of arrival).
Meet your tour director at 7 pm in the hotel lobby to start the tour. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant (walking distance). After dinner, spend time at Times Square, a busy and famous spot in the heart of New York City, also known as the "Crossroads of the World". Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Accommodation, 2 Nights
Grand Hyatt New York or similar.
DAY 02 : NEW YORK CITY SIGHTSEEING
Take a ferry ride from Battery Park to the Statue of Liberty Park and visit the famous Statue of Liberty. In the afternoon, have an international lunch (on your own).
Later, make a quick stop at Wall Street before visiting One World Trade Center, the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere and built on the site of the original World Trade Center complex. Take the express elevators to the Observation Deck on the 102nd Floor for the ultimate view of the spectacular New York City skyline. Make a photo stop at Ground Zero (entrance to the 9/11 memorial is not included).
Drive by Rockefeller Center, a famous Art Deco NYC landmark located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.
Visit the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue. The iconic Apple Cube store first opened its doors in 2006, with Apple founder Steve Jobs personally welcoming customers to the retail store. Spend time at the store, discovering and trying out the brand's latest products.
In the evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant. Later, go on an Illumination Tour of Manhattan in Open Double Decker Bus - where you enter historic Brooklyn to view the glittering Manhattan Skyline. Enjoy night time views and the ambience of the bustling districts of Times Square, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge and Lower East Side before returning to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 03 : PHILADELPHIA - WASHINGTON D.C
Get an early start to your day and depart for Philadelphia (2 hours). Upon arrival, enjoy an entertaining tour of the city in a double decker bus. See the city's important sites and landmarks on your tour route, as your expert guide mixes fun and history into an interactive tour experience.
After lunch in Philadelphia, drive to National Harbor near Washington D.C. This vibrant Waterfront District on the banks of the Potomac river offers more than 75 boutique shops, restaurants and entertainment options along picturesque tree-lined promenades. It is highly recognized for its iconic Capital Wheel, a 180-foot observation wheel offering panoramic views that include DC monuments. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner en route at an Indian restaurant before checking into your hotel. Overnight stay in Washington D.C.
Accommodation, 1 Night
Marriott Tysons Corner or similar.
DAY 04 : WASHINGTON D.C SIGHTSEEING - HARRISBURG
Enjoy an expert guided city tour of Washington DC, where you will visit famous sights such as the iconic White House and the Jefferson, Lincoln, Washington and Vietnam Veterans Memorials.
Visit the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum to explore a truly wondrous exhibit of air and space vehicles - the largest exhibit of its kind in the world hosting over 60,000 artifacts ranging from World War planes to history of aeronautics.
Drive to Harrisburg. Enjoy some retail therapy at the Tanger Outlet Mall. Shop designer brand labels at low prices in factory outlet stores before enjoying a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight stay in Harrisburg.
Accommodation, 1 Night
Hilton Harrisburg or similar.
DAY 05 : HERSHEY - CORNING - NIAGARA FALLS
Tour the Capitol of Pennsylvania in downtown Harrisburg. The State Capitol is often referred to as a "palace of art" because of its many sculptures, murals and stained-glass windows, most of which are Pennsylvania themed. (Guided tour is subject to availability and timing)
Visit Hershey’s Chocolate World where you can experience the enjoyable Hershey’s Great American Chocolate Tour Ride. Drive to Corning to check out the world’s most comprehensive Glass collection at the Corning Museum of Glass.
Proceed to Niagara Falls (3 hours). Upon arrival in the evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant before checking into your hotel. Later, experience the magic of Niagara Falls at night, where you can see the Falls lit up in the colors of the rainbow. Overnight in Niagara Falls.
Accommodation, 2 Nights
Sheraton Niagara Falls or similar.
DAY 06 : NIAGARA FALLS SIGHTSEEING
Visit the world famous Niagara Falls for a true American experience. Spend the day taking in the spectacular beauty of the Falls through a variety of attractions and activities that are safe for children of all ages.
There will be no bus available for today as the hotel and restaurant are at an easy walking distance to the park.
Visit the Niagara Adventure Theater and watch an IMAX show on the myths and mysteries of one of the most storied natural wonders of the world. Experience the unforgettable Maid of the Mist boat tour, America’s most amazing boat ride since 1846! See the raging currents and hear the deafening thunder as you get close to the Falls.
Get up close and personal with the Falls with the Cave of the Winds trip, which takes you closer to the waters of Niagara Falls than you thought possible.
In the evening, spend free time on own before enjoying a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight in Niagara Falls.
DAY 07 : BUFFALO - LAS VEGAS - LIMO TOUR
Check out of the hotel before 11AM and transfer to Buffalo airport for your departure to Las Vegas. Your driver will pick you up from the hotel based on your departure flight timing.
Fly to Las Vegas.
Arrive at Las Vegas International Airport. You will be met by our representative at the baggage claim area and transferred to your hotel. Check in to the hotel after 4 PM (requests for early check in are at the hotel’s discretion and subject to availability at the time of arrival).
There will be no bus available for today and tomorrow as the restaurant is at an easy walking distance from the hotel.
Meet your tour manager at 6 pm in the hotel lobby to start the tour. Dinner will be at Indian restaurant (walking distance from the hotel). After your dinner, explore the bright lights of the famous Las Vegas Strip in a stretch limousine where you’ll have an unobstructed view of the Vegas glitz and glamour, including the breathtaking Fremont Street show. Make a regal entrance back at the hotel in the Limo once your tour is done.
Accommodation, 2 Nights
Paris Las Vegas or similar.
DAY 08: FREE DAY OR *OPTIONAL* GRAND CANYON TOUR
Today is a free day to explore the attractions at Vegas on own. If you have booked your optional Grand Canyon tour with us, our Tour director will drop you off at the pickup location for your tour at the hotel. If you are not visiting the Grand Canyon, we will hand out $20 cash per person towards breakfast.
In the evening enjoy a sumptuous dinner at the nearby Indian restaurant located at a walking distance from the hotel.
DAY 09: LOS ANGELES - SIGHTSEEING
Check out from the hotel and after breakfast, transfer to Los Angeles. Enjoy some retail therapy at Ontario Mills, one of the top shopping and tourist destinations in Southern California.
Upon arrival in Los Angeles, visit the OUE Skyspace, California’s tallest open-air observation deck situated nearly 1,000 feet above the ground and the premiere destination for panoramic, 360-degree views of Los Angeles.
Proceed on an expert guided tour of Los Angeles with our experienced tour guide. Drive through many famous attractions, including the Avenue of Stars, Dolby theater and Rodeo Drive. Get your picture of the famous Hollywood sign from one of the vantage points.
Enjoy a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant before checking into your hotel for an overnight stay.
Accommodation, 1 Night
Hilton Glendale or similar.
DAY 10: UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Universal Studios to enjoy a full day at the park. This sprawling amusement park with its thrilling theme rides, restaurants and shows also has one of the oldest real working movie studio in use and offers a unique & fun filled experience for the whole family.
Leave the park in the afternoon (at approximately 3 pm) to proceed to Bakersfield, CA. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant on the way.
Accommodation, 1 Night
Hampton Inn Bakersfield or similar.
DAY 11: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK - SAN FRANCISCO
After breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive to Yosemite National Park (approximately 5 hours). This Park is the “Crown Jewel” of the United States National Parks system and one of the nation's most popular parks. Marvel at the breathtaking beauty around you and learn about the history, wildlife and geology of Yosemite Valley’s most famous sights.
After the tour, drive to San Mateo (approximately 4.5 hours) and check in to the hotel. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant en route.
Accommodation, 2 Nights
San Mateo Marriott or similar.
DAY 12: SAN FRANCISCO SIGHTSEEING WITH CRUISE
After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and proceed to San Francisco for a full day tour of the city that is considered by many to be the most beautiful city in America. Take the San Francisco Bay Cruise, an exciting cruise of the bay sailing past historical and breathtaking sights such as the Golden Gate bridge, Alcatraz island, Downtown, Marina etc.
Go on an expert guided city tour visiting the famous landmarks of the city including Fisherman’s Wharf, Nob hill, Financial district, Lombard Street, China Town and Golden Gate Bridge Park.
Enjoy an exciting ride on the famous San Francisco cable car, the world’s last manually operated Cable car system, for a ride like no other in the world (if operational).
Enjoy a spectacular view of San Francisco from Twin peaks, the two prominent hills with an elevation of about 925 feet (282 m) located near the geographic center of San Francisco and offering one of the best views of the city.
End the tour with a visit to The Flyer SF at Pier 39 for a fun and exciting interactive experience with the whole group. Later, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant before returning to your hotel.
DAY 13: DEPARTURE
After breakfast, check out from the hotel (check out time is 11 am). The hotel offers complimentary shuttle to SFO airport. Please check with the bell desk regarding shuttle timings. If you have any early flight & no shuttle is operational, please take a cab on own. (Shuttle timings is from 5 AM to 9 PM). Breakfast is not available if you are taking an early flight.
MINIMUM NUMBER OF GUESTS: If a departure does not have at least 6 paid guests at 15 days prior to the tour date, guests booked on the tour will be given the option to reschedule their booking to a future scheduled departure date at no charge. Alternatively, guests may choose to cancel their booking and receive a full refund (including the booking deposit of $250 per person).
VEHICLE: If a departure has less than 15 guests, the tour will be conducted in a large van by the driver who will also perform the role of a tour manager.
From New York to San Francisco
Departure: Thursdays from New York
2021 TOUR DATES:
April 15, 22, 29
May 6, 13, 20, 27
June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28
Statue Of Liberty Park & Ferry Ride (tickets to the Crown & Pedestal are not included)
Freedom Tower 102nd Floor Observation Deck
Visit Apple Store on Fifth Avenue
New York City Double Decker Guided City Tour
Philadelphia Guided City Tour
Capital Wheel at National Harbor
Guided City Tour Of Washington DC.
White House Visitor Center
Smithsonian Air & Space Museum
Shopping at Tanger Outlet Mall
Pennsylvania State Capitol Guided Tour (if open)
Hershey’s Chocolate World
Corning Museum of Glass
Niagara Maid Of The Mist Boat Ride
Niagara Cave Of The Winds
Niagara Adventure Theater (IMAX Show)
Niagara Falls By Night
Limo Tour of Las Vegas
Grand Canyon Tour (optional)
Shopping at Ontario Mills Outlet
OUE Skyspace with Slide in Los Angeles
Guided City Tour Of Los Angeles
Universal Studios (10 a.m - 3 p.m)
Yosemite National Park
San Francisco Bay Cruise
Guided City Tour Of San Francisco
Free time at Fisherman's Wharf (if time permits)
Cable Car Ride (when operational)
The Flyer SF
New York: Grand Hyatt New York or similar.
Washington D.C: Marriott Tysons Corner or similar.
Harrisburg: Hilton Harrisburg or similar.
Niagara Falls: Sheraton Niagara Falls or similar.
Las Vegas: Hotel Paris or similar.
Los Angeles: Hilton Glendale or similar.
Bakersfield: Hampton Inn Bakersfield or similar.
San Francisco: San Mateo Marriott or similar.
Domestic flight from Buffalo to Las Vegas.
12 nights in 4-star hotels.
11 American "to-go" breakfasts (one pastry, one yogurt and one fruit) & 1 packed breakfast on Day 2.
Indian dinners (veg/Jain/non-veg) with pre-set menu.
Airport transfers on private basis (complimentary shuttle to SFO).
Indian tour director.
Sightseeing and admissions as per itinerary.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Domestic or International flights (apart from what's included), Lunches, Travel Insurance, Optional tours and activities, Tips ($2 per day), Porterage and other services.
OPTIONAL GRAND CANYON TOUR
You can choose to purchase one of the following optional Grand Canyon tours while booking your tour with us (the cost of the optional tour is not included in the tour price).
1. Coach Tour of Grand Canyon West Rim with Skywalk ($195 per person)
Duration: 13-14 hours; Pick Up Time : 6 am from hotel.
Add-on a 15-min helicopter ride over the Canyon and a 15-min boat ride on the Colorado river for $196 per person.
2. Air and Ground Tour of Grand Canyon West Rim with Skywalk ($350 per person)
Duration of Tour: 6 hours from hotel to hotel. Fly to the Grand Canyon West Rim aboard an elite airplane.
Add-on a 10-min helicopter ride over the Canyon and a 15-min boat ride on the Colorado river for $156 per person.
3. Air and Ground Tour of Grand Canyon South Rim ($365 per person)
Duration of Tour: 10 hours from Hotel to Hotel
Pick Up Time : Early morning tour. Fly to the Grand Canyon South Rim aboard an elite airplane. Packed lunch is included in the cost.
Add-on a 25-min helicopter ride over the Canyon for $170 per person.
Travelers can book their flights on own with any airline of their choice. Suggested timings for arrival and departure are as follows:
Arrive at New York JFK on Thursday between 1 pm and 4 pm. If you arrive after 5 pm (for domestic arrivals) or 4 pm (international arrivals), you might miss the itinerary scheduled for Day 1.
Depart from Las Vegas LAS on Tuesday the week after the following week anytime after 8 am (hotel checkout time is 11 am).
Price per guest is based on accommodation in double rooms.
Single travelers have to pay a $900 single room supplement to ensure a private room.
Children (2-9 years) will receive a 35% reduction in the tour price.
PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Booking: A deposit of $250 per person is required to confirm your booking. The remaining balance must be paid at least 15 days prior to your tour departure date.
Cancellation: Reservations can be changed or cancelled at no charge, up to 15 days before the scheduled tour date. No refunds will be provided for cancellations made within 15 days prior to tour departure.
Please familiarize yourself with OpenWinds booking, payment, and refund conditions.
COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES
Guests are required to wear face coverings or masks while on theTour and in Public spaces, and strictly
observe social distancing at all times.
Tour Manager will check guests' body temperature at least once a day.
Hotels, Restaurants, and Attractions have their own COVID-19 guidelines, and guests are expected to
adhere to their rules and guidelines.
Guests will be provided with hand sanitizer (one bottle for the entire tour) and disposable masks (one per day).
Guests exhibiting symptoms indicative of COVID-19 will not be allowed to continue on the tour and are required to immediately contact their health insurance company for assistance.