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
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$3210

per person

13

days

From New York to San Francisco
Departure: Thursdays from New York

Discover the best that the United States has to offer on this 13-day tour through the East and West coasts. Discover incredible sights, visit iconic destinations and marvel at breathtaking landscapes while enjoying the warmth, comfort, and safety of traveling with a like-minded group and access to Indian food.

ITINERARY

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 p.m. (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 p.m. in the hotel lobby to start the tour. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant (walking distance from the hotel). 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 to the hotel for overnight stay. 

Accommodation, 2 Nights
Sheraton Times Square.

 

DAY 02 : NEW YORK CITY SIGHTSEEING

After breakfast, go on a City Tour of New York with an experienced tour guide. Enjoy a drive-by tour of the bustling city with photo stops at famous attractions such as the United Nations, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Vessel (Hudson Yard), Brooklyn Bridge, and the Bull at Wall Street.

After the city tour, take a ferry ride from Battery Park to the Liberty Park and visit the famous Statue of Liberty. Have lunch at Liberty Island.

Next, visit New York's newest island - Little Island at Pier 55, a floating park full of greenery, open spaces, killer views, and more. Take a leisurely walk down the various pathways of the park and check out each of the overlook sections that provide fantastic views of downtown Manhattan and the Hudson River. 

In the evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant. 

After dinner, visit SUMMIT One Vanderbilt at the top of midtown Manhattan’s tallest skyscraper, where you will find one of the best views of the city, from rare up-close views of the Chrysler Building to the Empire State Building and Central Park. Your experience begins with an atmospheric elevator ride to the 91st floor where you’re greeted by a massive, mirrored room that looks out over New York City. You can also check out Levitation, a glass skybox that lets you feel as if you’re floating one-thousand feet above Madison Avenue.

Return 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 guided tour of the city. 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.

 

DAY 04 : WASHINGTON D.C SIGHTSEEING - HERSHEY - HARRISBURG

Enjoy an expert guided city tour of Washington DC, where you will visit the famous sights of the capital city such as the iconic White House and the Jefferson, Lincoln, Washington and Vietnam Veterans Memorials. 

​Visit the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, a prestigious museum that holds the world's most extensive collection of natural history specimens and human artifacts including the remains of dinosaurs and tools used by early man.

After lunch, drive to Harrisburg.

Visit Hershey’s Chocolate World where you can enjoy chocolate tasting sessions and experience the fun and informative Hershey’s Great American Chocolate Tour Ride.

Enjoy a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant, and check in to the hotel for overnight stay in Harrisburg.

Accommodation, 1 Night

Hilton Harrisburg.

DAY 05 : CAPITOL TOUR - 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).

After lunch, 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). En route, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant. Upon arrival, experience the magic of Niagara Falls at night, where you can see the Falls lit up in the colors of the rainbow. Check in to the hotel for overnight in Niagara Falls.

Accommodation, 2 Nights

Sheraton Niagara Falls.

DAY 06 : SHOPPING - NIAGARA FALLS SIGHTSEEING

After breakfast at hotel, visit the Fashion Outlet Mall for a relaxing shopping experience with designer brand labels and great deals.

Lunch at the mall.

After lunch, visit the world famous Niagara Falls for a true American experience. Spend the rest of 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.

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.

Opening date for the Maid of the Mist boat ride depends on ice conditions. Check the attraction's website for the latest information on their operating schedule.

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, visit an Indian restaurant to enjoy enjoying a sumptuous dinner.

There will be no bus available in the evening as the hotel and restaurant are at an easy walking distance to the park.

DAY 07 : BUFFALO - LAS VEGAS - CITY TOUR

Check out of the hotel before 11 a.m. 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 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 the hotel after 4 p.m. (requests for early check in are at the hotel’s discretion and subject to availability at the time of arrival).

​Meet your tour manager at 6 p.m. in the hotel lobby to start the tour. Dinner will be at Indian restaurant. After your dinner, explore the bright lights of the famous Las Vegas Strip where you’ll have an unobstructed view of the Vegas glitz and glamour, including the breathtaking Fremont Street show. ​

Accommodation, 2 Nights
Paris Las Vegas.

 

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 or the optional Bryce Canyon & Zion National Park tour with us, our Tour director will drop you off at the pickup location for your tour at the hotel. If you are not taking one of our optional tours, 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.

If you have booked the optional Las Vegas Strip Helicopter Ride with us, you will leave after dinner to enjoy the ride.

Stay overnight in Las Vegas. 

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.

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.

 

DAY 10: UNIVERSAL STUDIOS - VISALIA

After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Universal Studios to enjoy a 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 4 p.m.) to proceed to Visalia, CA. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant on the way. Stay overnight at Visalia, a beautiful town located in the foothills of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains. 

Accommodation, 1 Night

Wyndham Visalia.

DAY 11: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK - SAN FRANCISCO

After breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive to Yosemite National Park (approximately 3 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 at the hotel. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant en route. 

Stay overnight in San Francisco.

Accommodation, 2 Nights

San Mateo Marriott.

 

DAY 12: SAN FRANCISCO SIGHTSEEING WITH CRUISE

After breakfast, begin the city tour with a visit to The Flyer SF at Pier 39 for a fun and exciting interactive experience with the whole group. With motion seats, in-theatre special effects, live-action and computer-generated imagery to simulate flight, The Flyer SF gives a perfect introduction to San Francisco. 

After that, enjoy the amazing skyline of San Francisco on the exciting Bay Cruise offering spectacular views of the Golden Gate bridge, Alcatraz island, Bay Bridge, Downtown, and Marina.

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.  

​In the evening, visit an Indian restaurant for a sumptuous dinner before returning to your hotel. 

 

DAY 13: DEPARTURE

After breakfast, check out from the hotel (check out time is 11 a.m.). The hotel offers complimentary shuttle to the 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 a.m. to 9 p.m.). Breakfast is not available if you are taking an early flight.

2023 TOUR DATES

April 20

May 4, 11, 25

June 15, 22

July 6, 13, 20

August 3, 17

September 21, 28

October 12, 19, 26

HIGHLIGHTS

City Tour of New York (Guided)

Statue Of Liberty Park & Ferry Ride (Crown & Pedestal are not included) ​

Little Island at Pier 55

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

City Tour of Philadelphia (Guided)

Capital Wheel at National Harbor

City Tour of Washington DC. (Guided)

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Pennsylvania State Capitol Guided Tour (if open)

Hershey’s Chocolate World

Corning Museum of Glass

Niagara Falls By Night

Niagara Maid Of The Mist Boat Ride 

Niagara Cave Of The Winds

Niagara Adventure Theater (IMAX Show)

Shopping at Fashion Outlet Mall

Tour of Las Vegas​ Strip

Grand Canyon Tour (optional)

Bryce Canyon & Zion National Park Tour (optional)

Las Vegas Strip Helicopter Ride (optional)

​Shopping at Ontario Mills Outlet​

City Tour Of Los Angeles (Guided)

Universal Studios (10 a.m - 3 p.m)

Yosemite National Park

The Flyer San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Cruise  

City Tour Of San Francisco (Guided)

​Free time at Fisherman's Wharf (if time permits)

Cable Car Ride (when operational)

HOTELS

New York City: Sheraton Times Square

Washington D.C: Marriott Tysons Corner

Harrisburg: Hilton Harrisburg

Niagara Falls: Sheraton Niagara Falls

Las Vegas: Hotel Paris 

Los Angeles: Hilton Glendale

Visalia: Wyndham Visalia

San Francisco: San Mateo Marriott

PRICE INCLUDES

12 nights in 4-star hotels.

3 Indian breakfasts, 1 packed breakfast/$20 cash (Day 8), and 8 American breakfasts.

6 Indian dinners (choice of veg, non-veg & Jain with added Gujarati items at select restaurants).

Airport transfers on private basis upon arrival in New York and Las Vegas, and for departure from Buffalo and San Francisco (SFO).

Tour director (will meet at 7 p.m. on Day 1 and stay with the group until the end of Day 6, and another tour director will be with the group from 6 p.m on Day 7 until end of day on Day 12). 

Sightseeing and admissions as per itinerary.

Tour will be conducted in a coach, minibus, or van depending upon the number of guests.

 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Domestic or International flights, Lunches (international vegetarian options will be available), Travel Insurance, Optional tours and activities, Tips ($16 per person), Porterage and other services.

Note: Cost of flight from Buffalo to Las Vegas on Day 7 is not included. Travelers must book this flight on own.

PRICING

Price per guest is based on accommodation for two adults in a double room.
Single travelers have to pay a $1000 single room supplement to ensure a private room.

Children (2-9 years) will receive a 40% reduction in the tour price.

Three or four adults sharing a room will receive a 8% reduction in the tour price.

OPTIONAL TOURS

You can choose to purchase the following optional tours while booking your tour with us (the cost of the optional tour is not included in the tour price). Tours are operated by local tour operators and will have a mixed group. 

1. Coach Tour of Grand Canyon West Rim with Skywalk ($195 per person)

Duration: 12-14 hours; Pick Up Time : 6 a.m. from hotel.

1-a. Add-on a helicopter and boat ride (15 minutes each) in the Canyon for $225 per person​.

2. Air and Ground Tour of Grand Canyon West Rim with Skywalk ($390 per person)

Duration of Tour: 6 to 7 hours from hotel to hotel. Fly to the Grand Canyon West Rim aboard an elite airplane.

2-a. Add-on a helicopter and boat ride (15 minutes each) in the Canyon for $210 per person. Extension adds 2 hours to the duration of the tour.

3. Coach Tour of Bryce Canyon & Zion National Parks ($165 per person)

Duration: 12-14 hours; Pick Up Time : 6 a.m. from hotel.

4. Las Vegas Strip Helicopter Ride ($130 per person)

Duration: 12-15 minutes.

OPTIONS

1. Pickup from JFK airport is complementary. Pickup from LaGuardia (LGA) or Newark (EWR) airport can be arranged upon request and will cost $25 per person. 

2. Cost of pre-night stay at Sheraton Times Square: $155 (double) / $115 (triple). Single room supplement is $120. Breakfast is not included. Price is per person and valid for one night stay only.

3. Cost of post-night stay at Sheraton Niagara Falls: $120 (double) / $85 (triple). Single room supplement is $100. Breakfast is included. Price is per person and valid for one night stay only

4. Cost of pre-night stay at Hotel Paris: $90 (double) / $70 (triple). Single room supplement is $75. Breakfast is not included. Price is per person and valid for one night stay only.

5. Cost of post-night stay at San Mateo Marriott: $175 (double) / $120 (triple). Single room supplement is $165. Breakfast is included. Price is per person and valid for one night stay only.

FLIGHT INFORMATION

Travelers can book their flights on own with any airline of their choice. Suggested timings for arrival and departure are as follows:

1. Arrive at New York JFK on Thursday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. If you arrive after 5 p.m. (for domestic arrivals) or 4 p.m. (international arrivals), you might miss the itinerary scheduled for Day 1.

2. Depart from Buffalo BUF airport on Day 7 (Wednesday) anytime in the morning but arrive at Las Vegas International airport (LAS) before 4 p.m..

3. Depart from San Francisco SFO on Tuesday the  following week anytime after 8 a.m. (hotel checkout time is 11 a.m.).

 

PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICY

Booking: A $250 deposit per guest is required to reserve a place on the tour. The remaining balance must be paid at least 21 days prior to departure.

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.

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