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13 Days - US Coast to Coast

13 Days - US Coast to Coast

12 Days Tour covering East & West Coast

Tour Highlights

  • Statue of Liberty

  • Wall Street Bull

  • Freedom Tower

  • Double Decker New York City Tour

  • Philadelphia Double-decker Bus Tour

  • US Constellation

  • Paddle Boat Tour

  • City Tour of Dc (Guided)

  • Air & Space Museum

  • Capitol Tour In DC (if open for tours) For Wednesday Departures Only

  • Museum Of Natural History (For Thursday Departures Only)

  • Hershey’s Chocolate World

  • Pennsylvania State Capitol (if open)

  • Corning Glass Museum

  • Illumination Of Falls

  • Imax Movie In Niagara

  • Cave Of The Winds

  • Maid Of The Mist

  • Double Decker City Tour In Vegas

  • Popular Show In Vegas

  • Sky Space In Los Angeles

  • Santa Monica Beach

  • City Tour Of Los Angeles (Guided)

  • Universal Studios

  • Horse Trolley in Solvang

  • Bay Cruise

  • City Tour Of San Francisco (Guided)

  • Cable Car (if operational)

 

Price Includes

  • All hotels as mentioned in the itinerary

  • Airport transfers on private basis (from JFK and to BUF airport and from LAS airport). Drop off from SFO hotel will be via hotel shuttle. If the shuttle is not operating, passengers will have to pay cab fare on own.

  • 12 dinners at Indian restaurant (choice of veg, non veg & jain)

  • 12 American buffet breakfast

  • Hindi speaking tour director (will meet at 6 pm on day 1 & be with the group till end of day 6 on the east) & a different tour director on the west from day 7 to end of day 12).

 

Exclusions:

  • Lunches

  • Domestic flights arriving into JFK & departing out of BUF (for Wednesday departure, your flight will be arriving on Wed at JFK & departing out of Buffalo, NY on Tuesday.

  • Visa & Processing Fees

  • Porterage

  • $22 mandatory tip per person to be given to the tour director

Day 1

New York

Arrive at JFK Airport (preferred time of arrival between 8am to 4pm). On arrival meet our representative at Baggage claim for domestic passengers and currency exchange for international passengers area who will assist you with your transfers to your hotel. Check in at hotel available from 3pm. Up until 6pm use this time to relax; at 6pm meet your tour manager at the hotel lobby. Depart for an Indian dinner followed by free time at Time Square known as one of most popular places in New York. Later return back to your hotel, if you wish to stay longer at Times square than you will need to make your own arrangements back to the hotel. Please note that the hotel may take your Credit card at the time of check in towards Incidentals. The hold on the card will be released once the guests check out if no charges are incurred.

Hotel: Hilton JFK or similar

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Day 2

New York

After breakfast depart for a photo stop by the iconic bull at Wall Street followed by a ferry ride to Battery Park where the world famous Statue of Liberty lies ground access is included (entrance to crown & pedestal is not included). Later visit the One World Trade Centre which is the tallest building in the western hemisphere a symbol of strength & solidarity Freedom Tower which cost 3.8 billion dollars to making it the most expensive office building in the world. In the evening proceed for an Indian dinner. Then enjoy an illumination tour of Manhattan conducted in open double-decker bus.

Hotel: Hilton JFK or similar

B, D

Day 3

New York - Philadelphia - Washington DC

Drive to Philadelphia; on arrival enjoy a land and water sightseeing on a duck tour where you can view the historical city of Philadelphia in an amphibious Vehicle which will last for 80 minutes. Then depart for Baltimore to view one if its historic ships - USS Constellation, which played an important diplomatic role in the Civil War. Then enjoy a ride on a paddle boat with great views of Charles River. We then make our way to the outskirts of Washington D.C. after Dinner.

Hotel: Marriott Crystal City or similar

B, D

Day 4

Washington DC - Hershey

After Breakfast visit the Capitol Building (operation permitting) and learn about the nation's legislature. Then enjoy a city tour with a professional guide covering all the major landmarks Washington D.C. has to offer. Later visit the famous National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution that holds the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world. Later drive to Hershey Chocolate Factory (World Famous Chocolate Factory) here explore assortment of sweet chocolate attractions and treat your senses to the many wonders of chocolate. In the evening enjoy an Indian dinner before arriving at the hotel. Note: For Thursday departures, Capitol tour in DC is not included. We will instead do a city tour of DC in the morning followed by two museums- Air and Space Museum and Museum of Natural History, remainder of the itinerary does not change.

Hotel: Hilton Harrisburg or similar

B, D

Day 5

Pennsylvania - Harrisburg - Corning

After breakfast drive to The Capitol of Pennsylvania which is rich in architecture & History. View the Corning glass museum to view over 40,000 objects representing more than 3,500 years of glass making. Later drive to Niagara then dinner at Indian restaurant, before marvelling at the illuminations of Niagara falls at night..

Hotel: Sheraton At The Falls Or Similar

B, D

Day 6

Niagara

Depart to view The Niagara Falls IMAX® Theatre which takes you on a ride over the Niagara Falls. Later embark on an unforgettable elevator ride 175 feet below to the "Cave of the Winds" to feel the power of the falls first hand. Then board the boat ride aboard the world-famous Maid of the Mist (subject to operation). The boat lets you get up close & personal view of the Horseshoe Falls, known as the "bridal veil". Please note no vehicle will be provided today as everything is walking distance.

Hotel: Sheraton At The Falls Or Similar

B, D

Day 7

Niagara - Las Vegas

Breakfast at the hotel. (Check out 11 AM). Your driver will pick you up from the hotel and drop you to the airport. Arrive at Las Vegas Airport (Airport code: LAS) (preferred time of arrival between 8am to 4pm). On arrival meet our representative at baggage claim area who will assist you with your transfers to your hotel. Up until 6pm use this time to relax; at 6pm meet your tour manager at the hotel lobby. Depart for an Indian dinner followed by a double-decker bus tour where your guide will tell you all about Las Vegas. Please note that the hotel may take your Credit card at the time of check in towards Incidentals. The hold on the card will be released once the guests check out if no charges are incurred.

Hotel: Planet Hollywood or similar

B, D

Day 8

Las Vegas or Optional Grand Canyon

The day is yours to explore the original ‘Sin City’. Stroll down the ‘Strip’, with its outrageous themed hotels or relax by the poolside. A walk along the ‘Strip’ offers many free attractions such as the breathtaking show of musical fountains at the Bellagio Hotel and the erupting volcano at the Mirage. Away from Las Vegas we recommend the magnificent Grand Canyon (not included). The Grand Canyon is one of the natural wonders of the world and is visited by millions of people every year. Later go to watch a original Las Vegas themed show.
Passengers doing the Grand Canyon will be given packed breakfast from the earl of sandwich. Passengers opting to stay back will be given a $12 gift card valid towards breakfast at Earl of Sandwich restaurant located inside Planet Hollywood.
Day free or optional Grand Canyon tour (It is strongly recommended to book the optional Grand Canyon tour at the time of booking with agent since these tours sell out fast.

Hotel: Planet Hollywood or similar

B, D

Day 9

Las Vegas - Los Angeles

Drive to Los Angeles known as the City of Angels. Upon arrival visit the OUE Skyspace and experience a 360 degree view of the city. Later, drive to Santa Monica beach and enjoy free time at your leisure. Enjoy an Indian dinner before checking in for your hotel.

Hotel: Doubletree By Hilton Torrance or similar

B, D

Day 10

Universal Studios - Los Angeles

In the morning depart for a city tour of Los Angeles and cover the key landmarks. Later go to the Universal Studios and go behind-the-scenes on the legendary Studio Tour to explore Hollywood's most famous working movie studio. Experience the Jurassic Park Ride where you will come face-to-face with a 50-foot T-Rex before taking a treacherous 84-foot death-defying raft plunge. You will have the opportunity to visit many more rides and attractions before departing for your dinner and returning to the hotel.

Hotel: Doubletree By Hilton Torrance or similar

B, D

Day 11

Los Angeles - Solvang - San Francisco

Today drive to Solvang (approximately 3 hours). Also known as Danish city of California, Solvang is known for its untamed beauty and perfect weather all year around. Here, enjoy a historic 25-minute ride through the city’s downtown in a Horse trolley. Later, board the bus and drive to San Francisco (approximately 4 hours).

Hotel: San Mateo Marriott or similar

B, D

Day 12

San Francisco -Cable Car - Bay Cruise - City Tour

After breakfast enjoy a scenic bay cruise. During the cruise marvel at the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz as well other popular landmarks. Later enjoy a guided tour of San Francisco covering Fisherman's Wharf, Nob Hill, Financial district, Twin Peaks, Lombard Street, Chinatown, Golden Gate Bridge Park and much more. Enjoy an exciting ride on the famous San Francisco cable car (if operational). In the evening free time at Fisherman's Wharf.

Hotel: San Mateo Marriott or similar

B, D

Day 13

San Francisco - Tour Ends (extension to Orlando available)

Check-out of the hotel before 11AM and proceed to the airport by hotel shuttle to board your departure flight.

Return flight must be from San Francisco Airport (Airport code: SFO)

B

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

 

USA

 

The United States of America (USA) consisting of 52 States which are in central North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is the north-western part of North America and the state of Hawaii is an island in the mid-Pacific.

 The country also has five populated and nine unpopulated territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean. At 3.71 million square miles (9.62 million km2) and with around 318 million people, the United States is the world's 3rd or 4th-largest country by total area and third-largest by population. It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries. The geography and climate of the United States is also extremely diverse, and it is home to a wide variety of wildlife.

The United States is a developed country and has the world's largest national economy.

 

Pick up and Drop off points & Times

 

There are no dedicated pick up points for flight tours. You will have to meet a Star Tours representative directly at the Airport.

 

Time:  

GMT - 5 East Coast (New York)

GMT – 8 West Coast (Los Angeles)

 

Electricity

 

Sockets in USA use two pin plugs. The voltage in USA is generally 120V, 60HZ, AC. Electric power is standardized in all states across the USA. It is set at 110 Volts and 60 cycles. If you are travelling to USA, you should carry an adaptor.

 

Passports and visa

 

Entry requirements for UK nationals:

Everyone from the UK going to the USA by air or sea, even those just passing through, must fill out an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) form in advance.

 

Entry requirements for Indian Passport Holders: Passport valid for at least 6 months upon arrival. Visas are required.

 

Health

 

Medical facilities are of a very high quality but are extremely expensive. You are strongly recommended to obtain comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling. It should cover local hospitalisation and medical repatriation to your country of residence.

 

Go prepared for the heat. Use a high factor sun block and drink plenty of bottled water to guard against exposure and dehydration, which can result in serious health problems

 

Some prescribed and over the counter medicines that are available in the UK are considered to be controlled substances in the USA. Any such medication is not allowed into the USA without prior permission from the UAE Ministry of Health. If a passenger arrives in the USA without prior approval and the required documentation, the medication will not be allowed into the USA and the person may be subject to prosecution under the laws of the USA. A doctor's prescription should be carried along with any medication that is brought into the country.

 

Insect and animal bites can be painful, set off allergic reactions, or become infected. Some also spread diseases such as malaria and rabies. Avoid insect and animal bites by using insect repellent on exposed skin.

 

Climate

 

The climate in USA varies across different parts of the country. Generally, the western and southern parts of US have warmer weather as compared to the eastern and northern parts. The eastern/northern parts of US experience harsh winters with heavy snowfall but the summers are pleasant. The western/southern part has extremely hot summers and comparatively tolerable winters

 

USA can be divided into six climate regions, excluding Alaska, Hawaii and outlying territories. The climate varies considerably between different regions.

  • Northwest Pacific

  • Mid/South Pacific

  • Midwest

  • Northeast

  • Southeast

  • Southwest

 

West Coast (North)

 

(Includes states like Oregon and Washington to the crest of the Cascade Mountains)

This is the perhaps the wettest part of the country. There are scattered rain showers all year round. Temperatures are mild averaging around 40 degree F. (32.2 degree C). The summer months are pleasantly warmer but never too hot. You can see fogs along the coast during the warmer weather but the fog is less dense during mid-day.

 

Warm clothes: You will need extra warm clothes for winters like leather jackets, thermal jackets, warm inners, leather gloves etc.

 

West Coast (South and Mid )

 

(Includes states like California, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Nevada)

These states have generally dry and delightful summers.

California has excellent weather all the year round, with the northern part of the state somewhat cooler (quiet chilly in the winter but seldom freezing). There are very few places in California that experience snow, and the state is known for its nice weather. Mostly all the cities have tolerable winters.

The winter months in the other states like Montana, Idaho and Wyoming can be very cold, with temperatures dropping well below 0 degree F. Colorado, Utah and Nevada are known for their excellent skiing.

 

Warm clothes: For California you will need warm clothes for winters. For the rest of the Mid-South Pacific region you will need warmer apparel.

 

Midwest

(Includes states like Dakotas, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana)

This region is moderately dry. Precipitation occurs mainly in late spring and early summer. Summers are pleasant but winter time can be harsh, with lots of snow and heavy chilly winds. Extremes within the Midwest can drop down to -50 degree F.

 

Warm clothes: You will need extra warm clothes for winters like leather jackets, thermal jackets, warm inners, leather gloves etc.

 

East Coast (North)

 

(Includes states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Maryland).

This entire area is moderately rainy. In winter, the region experiences heavy snow and freezing rain. Summers are usually pleasant, sunny and warm. The fall is especially beautiful in wooded areas.

 

Warm clothes: You will need extra warm clothes for leather jackets, thermal jackets, warm inners, leather gloves etc.

 

East Coast (south)

 

(Includes states like portions of Arkansas and Louisiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia)

Like the Northeast, this entire area experiences moderate rains fairly evenly throughout the year. The Spring, Summer and Autumn seasons are all very pleasant. Some snow and freezing rain falls in winter but for the most part, the winters are quite mild and short lived.

 

Warm clothes: You will need moderate warm clothes for winters, but may need the extra warm ones for the cold weather that lasts for a very short duration of time.

 

Baggage

 

Baggage allowance will normally be 20kg – this will be dependent on the airline you are travelling with. Please ensure you adhere to current aviation regulations. Please remember that passengers’ will have to carry their luggage to and from the coach to the hotel room.

 

Clothing & Accessorises

 

Please Check Climate and Electricity.

 

Currency

 

The local currency is the USA is US Dollar banknotes exist in denominations of $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $ 50, and $100, and coins come in denominations of 1, 5,10,25,50 (cents).

ATMs accept foreign debit and credit cards including Switch, Maestro and Cirrus, and can be found throughout the USA, in shopping malls, hotels and petrol stations.

 

Hotels

 

All hotels have a minimum, 3* category. Facilities will include en-suite bathroom, a TV and telephone. Some also include bars, restaurants and 24-hour reception. If you use services such as the phone or mini bar, or pay TV whilst in your room, you will have to pay the hotel directly when you check out; these services are not included in your tour cost.

 

Travel Insurance

 

Star Tours strongly recommends you purchase travel insurance. Passengers are advised not to carry unnecessary valuables and to be vigilant at all times as tourist spots are well known targets for pick pockets. It is advisable to make copies of your visas and passports prior to travel.

 

Food

 

Traditional American cuisine uses indigenous ingredients, such as turkey, venison, potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, squash, and maple syrup,

Slow-cooked pork and beef barbecue, crab cakes, potato chips, and chocolate chip cookies are distinctively American foods.

 

Breakfast will be provided at the hotels. The breakfast is usually in a separate dining area of the hotel, and is usually an extended continental breakfast; it will include tea, coffee, breads, cereals, fruit

 

General travel information

 

You should agree a charge with the driver before the journey commences and ensure that a seat belt is worn at all times.

 

Sensible precautions should always be taken when in unfamiliar surroundings. Take care of your passport and valuables, use hotel safes and beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers.

 

Do not leave your accommodation windows open especially if you are on the Ground floor; ensure that doors are left locked at all times. You should avoid political gatherings and demonstrations, and respect any advice or instruction from the local authorities.

 

Cancellation of your Tour

Please note that if you for any reason need to cancel you tour, please let us know as soon as possible, this will help reduce the amount of cancelation charges you may have to pay. Cancelation charges will be as per the terms and conditions which you can find on our website or brochure.

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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