Splendors Of The East & West (New York City to San Franscisco)

Greetings from WPS Holidays. It gives us immense pleasure to provide you with detailed itinerary and quote for your upcoming holidays to USA & Canada.


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Scenic Highlights:

New York, Pocono Mountains, Niagara Falls, Philadelphia, Palm Springs, Scottsdale, Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, Historic Route 66, Las Vegas, Sierra Nevadas, Yosemite National Park.

Day 1  

New York City

Welcome to the “Big Apple!” Enjoy time at leisure to relax or to do some independent exploring.

Day 2

New York City

New York City is one of the world’s most exciting cities, buzzing with atmosphere and packed with fascinating sights. On today’s sightseeing tour, see the major attractions—Broadway, the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, bustling Chinatown, City Hall, Wall Street, and Trinity Church. This evening, choose from the city’s many fine restaurants or maybe take in a Broadway show.

Day 3

New York City – Corning – Niagara Falls, Canada 

Depart Manhattan, heading across New Jersey through the Poconos and into upstate New York, arriving in Corning midday. Late this afternoon, cross the border to the Canadian side of the Niagara River in Ontario. Spend the next two nights in beautiful Niagara Falls.

Day 4

Niagara Falls, Canada

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing excursion to Niagara Falls that includes a SIGHTSEEING CRUISE past the world-famous falls. Your afternoon is free, so consider visiting the Butterfly Conservatory, Great Gorge Adventure, Botanical Gardens, and Niagara Parks Greenhouse, or maybe ride the aerial cable car.

NOTE:
Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favorable weather and/or river conditions. When weather is unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted. Last day of operation for the 2016 season is 30 November.

Day 5  

Niagara Falls, Canada – Philadelphia

Head southeast through the Appalachian Mountains and into the Susquehanna River Valley. Then, on to the handsome city of Philadelphia for an overnight stay.

Day 6  

Philadelphia – Washington DC Area

The birthplace of American independence, the “City of Brotherly Love” is steeped in history. Your morning orientation tour focuses on the historic landmarks, then on to the U.S. capital and seat of government, Washington DC, for a 2-night stay. Later, join the optional outing, featuring dinner followed by a tour of the city’s most famous monuments and memorials.

Day 7

Washington DC Area

The nation’s capital is a sightseeing treasure trove, and your half-day tour with a Local Guide features a visit to Arlington National Cemetery to see the graves of American heroes, including those of John and Robert Kennedy. After, the Lincoln and [FP] National WWII Memorials, [FP] Washington Monument, and photo stops at Capitol Hill, the White House, and other well-known sights. The afternoon is free. Your Tour Director will make suggestions for independent exploration.

Day 8

Washington DC Area – Los Angeles 

Morning at leisure before transferring to the airport for your flight to Los Angeles. 

Day 9

Los Angeles 

Begin the day with a sightseeing tour of the world’s “Capital of Glamour,” including a drive through Hollywood and the famous TCL Chinese Theatre. The remainder of your day is at leisure, and your Tour Director will have suggestions for your further exploration of the city. Stroll down Olvera Street, the heart of the original Spanish Mission, or visit the Getty Center with its wonderful art collection.

Day 10

Los Angeles – Palm Springs – Scottsdale

Stop in the desert oasis of Palm Springs, an area sprinkled with Hollywood stardust. This afternoon, head to the mountain-ringed desert resort of Scottsdale. Later tonight, join the optional excursion to one of Arizona’s cowboy steakhouses, which, according to legend, was once a hideout for cattle rustlers.

Day 11  

Scottsdale

This morning begins with a Phoenix sightseeing tour that includes downtown and Old Town Scottsdale. Afterward, free time to explore the Old West, with restaurants, shopping, and Western bars. With wooden beams, wagon wheels, and cowboy hats, you’re sure to feel like you’ve traveled back in time to the era of outlaws and swing-door saloons.

Day 12

Scottsdale – Sedona – Grand Canyon National Park – Williams

Travel to Sedona, a thriving center for New Age arts set in Canyon Country. On to the weather-sculptured rock formations of Oak Creek Canyon. Travel alongside the San Francisco Mountains and beautiful pine forests to the South Rim of the [FP] GRAND CANYON. Time to stroll the canyon rim—or, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, take an optional helicopter flightseeing excursion for incomparable views of flame-colored walls plunging 6,000 feet into the Colorado River. Overnight in Williams, a picturesque mountain town with Route 66 as the Main Street and the gateway to the Grand Canyon.

Day 13  

Williams – Las Vegas

Cross the old Mojave gold-strike country, which still has traces of century-old ghost towns set in natural desert beauty. Watch for Joshua trees, a species of the lily family that grows to more than 40 feet in height and can live up to 300 years. By late afternoon, reach Las Vegas, the fantastic city of feverish gambling, neon lights, bars, and glamorous shows. Be sure to explore some of the many themed casino resorts along the colorful “Strip.” This evening, we highly recommend a night out to a dazzling stage show featuring top Vegas entertainment.

Day 14

Las Vegas

The morning and afternoon are free for you to swim and sunbathe at the hotel pool or explore the varied casinos and shopping plazas. Your Tour Director will have more suggestions to fill your day. Consider a river float trip through the Black Canyon.

Day 15

Las Vegas–Mammoth

A day of striking natural contrasts as the journey continues across the desert landscape of Nevada before crossing into California and ascending into the snowcapped Sierra Nevadas. Overnight in Mammoth, a popular alpine resort area surrounded by beauty and majesty—and within easy reach of Yosemite National Park.

NOTE:
Tioga Pass is typically closed from November to the end of May due to snow. Expect Tioga Pass to be closed for the following departures: 18 Mar.; 22 Apr.; 06 May; and 21 Oct. These departures will be routed to overnight in Tulare instead of Mammoth Lakes. Departures from the end of May through end of October are expected to overnight in Mammoth Lakes, however, weather may affect the routing of tours to Tulare during these times as well.

Day 16  

Mammoth Lakes–Yosemite National Park–Modesto.
Cross high Tioga Pass and enter [FP] YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, a wonderland of spectacular lakes, giant granite domes, towering pinnacles, cascading waterfalls, and lush forests. Afterward, drive to Modesto.

Day 17

Modesto – San Francisco  

This morning, head for San Francisco, crossing the splendid bay with vistas of the San Francisco skyline and its magnificent harbor. On your city tour, see the main sights, including the renowned [FP] Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Nob Hill. Tonight you may choose to join your traveling companions for an optional evening in Chinatown. Explore this vibrant historic section of San Francisco that houses the largest Chinese community outside of Asia. Enjoy a lavish 4-course dinner at an authentic Chinese restaurant. End with a short walking tour of Chinatown, plus a ride on one of San Francisco’s famous cable cars.

Day 18

San Francisco

This morning, visit the famous and fascinating [FP] ALCATRAZ PRISON. Get a close-up look at the infamous federal penitentiary that was off limits to the public for years. Afterward, the day is yours to do some more exploring in the “City by the Bay.” Ride San Francisco’s historic cable cars or take a walking tour of one of the city’s diverse neighborhoods

NOTE:
The National Park Service requires we disclose that the value of the Alcatraz Prison visit is US$31.

Day 19

San Francisco 

The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to San Francisco International Airport are included. Extend your vacation with extra nights and explore the “City by the Bay” further with a variety of exciting optional activities.

Inclusion:

  • Private, Deluxe, Air conditioned motorcoach while touring
  • 18 nights accommodation on double sharing basis.
  • All sightseeing as per itinerary
  • All Surface transfers included.
  • Services of a professional Tour Director.
  • Cost of flight ticket.
  • Cost of Visas

Start Date Return Date Ex. Ahmedabad Ex. Mumbai
02 Sep 2016 20 Sep 2016 3,04,004 2,98,084
06 Sep 2016 24 Sep 2016 3,04,004 2,98,084
08 Sep 2016 26 Sep 2016 3,04,004 2,98,084
15 Sep 2016 03 Oct 2016 3,04,004 2,98,084
20 Sep 2016 08 Oct 2016 3,04,004 2,98,084
22 Sep 2016 10 Oct 2016 3,04,004 2,98,084
23 Sep 2016 11 Oct 2016 3,04,004 2,98,084
30 Sep 2016 18 Oct 2016 3,04,004 2,98,084
04 Oct 2016 22 Oct 2016 3,04,004 2,98,084
07 Oct 2016 25 Oct 2016 3,04,004 2,98,084
21 Oct 2016 08 Nov 2016 3,07,404 2,97,404

CITY

HOTEL

New York City

Excelsior Hotel (MF)

Niagara Falls

Best Western Plus Cairn Croft (F)

Philadelphia

Wyndham Historic District Philadelphia (F)

Washington DC Area

Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria (F)

Los Angeles

The L.A. Hotel Downtown (D)

Scottsdale

The Saguaro Scottsdale (F)

Williams

Grand Canyon Railway Hotel (F)

Las Vegas

 Harrah’s Las Vegas (F)

Mammoth Lakes

Sierra Nevada Resort and Spa (T)

Tulare

Best Western Town and Country (ST)

Modesto

Modesto Days Inn (ST)

San Francisco

Hotel Carlton (MF)

Start Date

Return Date

02 Sep 2016

20 Sep 2016

06 Sep 2016

24 Sep 2016

08 Sep 2016

26 Sep 2016

15 Sep 2016

03 Oct 2016

20 Sep 2016

08 Oct 2016

22 Sep 2016

10 Oct 2016

23 Sep 2016

11 Oct 2016

30 Sep 2016

18 Oct 2016

04 Oct 2016

22 Oct 2016

07 Oct 2016

25 Oct 2016

21 Oct 2016

08 Nov 2016

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