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PANORAMA 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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ITINERARY

DAY 01 : ARRIVE IN NEW YORK - TIMES SQUARE

Arrive at JFK airport. Meet our representative and transfer to your hotel in Manhattan. 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 director at 7 p.m. in the hotel lobby to start the tour. Spend some time at Times Square before enjoying a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Enjoy more time at Times Square on your own before returning to the hotel for overnight stay.

Accommodation, 2 Nights
New York Marriott Marquis.

 

DAY 02 : NEW YORK CITY SIGHTSEEING

After a delicious breakfast at an Indian restaurant, 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.

Take a ferry ride from Battery Park to the Liberty Park and visit the famous Statue of Liberty. Have lunch at Liberty Island.

Next, go on a City Tour of New York with an experienced tour guide. The drive-by tour of the bustling city covers the 9/11 Memorial, United Nations Organization, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, The Vessel (Hudson Yard), Brooklyn Bridge, and Apple Store, with several planned photo stops along the way.

In the evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant. Return to the hotel for overnight stay. 

 

DAY 03 : SHOPPING - PHILADELPHIA - WASHINGTON D.C

Commence your day with a flavorful breakfast at an Indian restaurant. Afterwards, venture to The Mills at Jersey Gardens, an expansive shopping destination comprising over 200 stores, offering an array of shopping choices. Embrace the flexibility to enjoy a diverse range of dining options for lunch in the mall's food court, catering to various tastes and preferences.

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.

Drive to Washington D.C (3.5 hours). 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 - 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.

Proceed to the National Harbor for an exciting experience at DC - The Capital Wheel. Revel in a smooth and scenic ride reaching 180ft high above the river, providing an awe-inspiring bird's eye perspective of the breathtaking Potomac River.

Drive to Harrisburg (2.5 hours). Enjoy a sumptuous dinner en route at an Indian restaurant before checking into your hotel. 

Overnight stay in Harrisburg.

Accommodation, 1 Night

Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey.

DAY 05 : CAPITOL TOUR - 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 embark on an exhilarating chocolate ride that transports you to the very origin of chocolate making. Enjoy the delightful and interactive journey, unwrapping the adventure of chocolate creation.

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 : NIAGARA FALLS SIGHTSEEING

After breakfast at hotel, walk to 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.

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.

Indulge in a relaxed lunch at one of the diverse restaurants in the food court. Afterwards, enjoy a leisurely evening exploring the surroundings at your own pace. Conclude your day with a pleasant walk to the Indian restaurant to savor a delightful meal!

Overnight stay in Niagara Falls.

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 - THE 'V' SHOW

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. ​Situated in the heart of the Strip, Hotel Paris offers easy access to unique shows and outdoor shopping plazas, embodying the vibrancy of the City of Lights.

Check in to the hotel after 4 p.m. Due to wait times in individual check-in queues potentially lasting up to 2 hours, our representative will distribute room keys to guests in the lobby between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. to avoid the inconvenience of waiting in line.

Meet your tour manager at 5:30 p.m. on the ground floor near the elevator to commence the tour.

Dinner will be served at an Indian restaurant, followed by The ‘V’ - The Ultimate Variety Show at either the V Theater or Saxe Theater in the Miracle Mile Shops at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino at 8:30 p.m. This engaging and thrilling show offers an entertaining blend of high-energy specialty acts, daredevil stunts, and fast-paced performances from across the globe. Known for its non-stop action and variety, it has been acclaimed as the Best Las Vegas Show. 

Note: If unable to attend, no refunds will be provided for missed shows. In the event of show cancellation, an alternate performance will be offered.

Upon show completion, you can walk back to Hotel Paris for overnight stay.

Accommodation, 2 Nights
Paris Las Vegas.

 

DAY 08: *OPTIONAL* GRAND CANYON TOUR - LAS VEGAS 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. 

Join your Tour Manager for an evening meal at an Indian restaurant. Following dinner, experience the radiant allure of the renowned Las Vegas Strip tour, 'The Strip' aboard the coach. Get a fantastic view of the glitz and glamour of Vegas and visit its notable landmarks. Stop at the Fremont Street Experience to witness the dazzling Viva Vision Light Show, a spectacular sound and light presentation displayed on an enormous canopy screen featuring 12 million LEDs, with zip liners gliding overhead. Afterward, enjoy some leisure time to explore at your own pace.

Stay overnight in Las Vegas. 

DAY 09: LOS ANGELES SIGHTSEEING

Check out from the hotel and after breakfast at an Indian restaurant, transfer to Los Angeles. En route, 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 - FRESNO

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 Fresno, CA. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant on the way. Stay overnight at Fresno. 

Accommodation, 1 Night

Courtyard by Marriott Fresno.

DAY 11: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK - SAN FRANCISCO

After breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive to Yosemite National Park (approximately 2 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.

Note: If faced with wildfires, snow, ice, road icing, or closures, we hold the right to temporarily modify the day's itinerary in the interest of guest safety. This might include omitting the Yosemite visit.

​After the tour, drive to San Francisco (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 Francisco Marriott Marquis.

 

DAY 12: SAN FRANCISCO SIGHTSEEING WITH CRUISE

After breakfast, 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.

After that, 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 a relaxed lunch, 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 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.  

Experience 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). 

​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.). Transfer will be provided to SFO airport. If you have an early flight, please take a cab on own. Breakfast is not available if you are taking an early flight.

TOUR GUIDELINES 

Things to Carry:

Raincoat or Umbrella (One for each guest).

Weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

Identification documents.

Tour Voucher containing essential contact numbers.

Credit card on the guest's name - Hotels accept International credit/debit cards such as Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover card for any incidental charges. The hotel will release the hold from the credit card within three weeks if there are no incidental charges. At checkout, all guests receive a zero balance statement.

 

Additional Details:

- For passenger comfort, travel light (recommended luggage: One carry-on and One International size suitcase). The coach can accommodate only one large and one small bag per person.

- Hotel check-in time is 4 p.m., while check-out is 11 a.m.

- Porterage/Baggage Handling is not included. Guests requiring this service can contact the respective Hotel's bell desk and pay for it.

- The standard room features a king-size bed, with a maximum occupancy of 4 guests per room. Rooms accommodating three or four guests will be arranged with two double beds. Please note that the availability of bed types cannot be guaranteed and is subject to the hotel's availability. Rollaway beds are not permitted in rooms with two beds. Hotel pricing includes room rate, taxes, and breakfast (if applicable). Guests are responsible for any additional incidentals incurred at the Hotel.

- Availability of water bottles and kettles in hotels is not guaranteed.

- In certain cases, due to the dynamic nature of travel, the final selection of hotels might be subject to change to a similar alternative. We strive to ensure the best accommodations and will promptly update any alterations closer to the tour date.

- Hotels are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, government regulations, or orders; in such cases, passengers will be notified.

- Restaurants within walking distance from hotels at select locations. Seating on the bus is first come, first served.

- Coach size varies based on passenger numbers: 15-seater/25-seater/30-seater/55-seater. For van tours below 15 passengers, the Driver acts as a Tour leader.

- We are committed to inclusivity and strive to cater to the needs of all travelers. Unfortunately, the existing tour arrangements do not support assistance for guests with mobility impairments or those in need of wheelchair access, except for the accommodation of lightweight manual wheelchairs that can be stowed in the luggage hold, provided a family member accompanies to assist.

- Groups of 15 or less will have set menu Breakfast and Dinner (no buffet), brought to the table. Guests are requested to follow restaurant guidelines.

- We recommend booking flights with refundable fares and purchasing trip cancellation and interruption protection to help protect your travel arrangements against the unexpected. 

- Complimentary airport transfers are provided per booking. All guests in a single booking must arrive and depart together to qualify for this service. If members of a single booking arrive or depart separately, only one transfer will be offered for the group.

- Political and religious discussions are discouraged during travel. This vacation package is open to everyone.

- Weather may vary depending on the travel month; ensure weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

$3650

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.

2024 TOUR DATES

April 18, 25

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

June 6, 13, 20, 27

July 4, 11, 18, 25

August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

September 5, 12, 19, 26

October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

HIGHLIGHTS

City Tour of New York (Guided)

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

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

The Mills at Jersey Gardens

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

'V' - The Ultimate Variety Show

Tour of Las Vegas​ Strip

Grand Canyon Tour (optional)

Bryce Canyon & Zion National Park Tour (optional)

​Shopping at Ontario Mills Outlet​

City Tour Of Los Angeles (Guided)

Universal Studios (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

Yosemite National Park (photo stops)

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: New York Marriott Marquis

Washington D.C: Marriott Tysons Corner

Harrisburg: Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey

Niagara Falls: Sheraton Niagara Falls

Las Vegas: Paris Las Vegas 

Los Angeles: Hilton Glendale

Fresno: Courtyard by Marriott Fresno

San Francisco: San Francisco Marriott Marquis

PRICE INCLUDES

12 nights in 4-star hotels.

3 Indian breakfasts, 1 packed Indian breakfast (Day 8), and 8 American buffet breakfasts.

12 Indian dinners (choice of veg, non-veg & Jain).

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 5:30 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 ($50 per person for the entire tour), Porterage and other services. Wi-Fi access is limited to the hotel lobbies.

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 30% 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 one of 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 ride (40 minutes) in the Canyon for $275 per person​.

2. Air and Ground Tour of Grand Canyon West Rim with Skywalk ($425 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 ride (40 minutes) in the Canyon for $275 per person.

3. Coach Tour of Bryce Canyon & Zion National Parks ($175 per person)

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

OPTIONS

1. Pickup from JFK airport and LaGuardia (LGA) airport is complementary. Pickup from Newark (EWR) airport can be arranged upon request and will cost $45 (sedan: 2 guests) or $75 (van: up to 4 guests).

Note: After baggage claim, contact the driver to specify the meeting point. You also have the option to book a "Meet and Greet" service for an extra $45. 

2. Cost of pre-night stay at New York Marriott Marquis: $185 per person (double occupancy) / $135 per person (triple occupancy). Single room cost is $340. Breakfast is not included. Price is valid for one night stay only.

3. Cost of post-night stay at Sheraton Niagara Falls: $135 per person (double occupancy) / $100 per person (triple occupancy). Single room cost is $240. Breakfast is included. Price is valid for one night stay only

4. Cost of pre-night stay at Hotel Paris: $100 per person (double occupancy) / $75 per person (triple occupancy). Single room cost is $180. Breakfast is not included. Price is valid for one night stay only.

5. Cost of post-night stay at San Francisco Marriott Marquis: $140 per person (double occupancy) / $105 per person (triple occupancy). Single room cost is $260. Breakfast is not included. Price is 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. The tour begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and the V Show. Please note that there are no refunds or rescheduling options for missing any part of the itinerary.

Our representative will be at the Las Vegas airport's arrival baggage claim area, holding a sign with the guest's name, to assist in pick-up for both international and domestic arrivals.

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 45 days prior to departure.

Cancellation: Reservations can be changed or cancelled at no charge, up to 22 days before the scheduled tour date. For cancellations made between 21 and 11 days before the tour, we offer a 50% refund. No refunds will be provided for cancellations made 10 days or less prior to tour departure.

Surcharge: A supplementary charge of $50 per person ($100 for single occupancy) is levied for bookings confirmed within ten days of the tour date. Additional charges may apply in cases where hotels are fully booked.

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