See America from coast to coast. Enjoy its historic sites, natural wonders and
man-made attractions. Start in the "city that never sleeps", New York.
After the majesty of Niagara Falls see the monuments of the Nation's capital,
Washington D.C. Fly to San Francisco to begin an exploration of the Western
National Parks including Yosemite, Bryce Canyon and the Grand Canyon. Along
the way, visit Las Vegas, Montezuma's Castle and Palm Springs. Wind up your
journey in Los Angeles, the West Coast's Entertainment Capital.
New York - Los Angeles
Durations - 12 to 20 Days
New York, Niagara Falls, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Yosemite Nat'l Park,
Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Montezuma's Castle, Palm Springs, Los
Day 01 Monday:
New York City, NY - Niagara Falls, ON
Motor Coach Tour Departure - Participants joining for the motor Coach Tour
only should meet in the lobby of the Helmslet Hotel at 07:00 for a 07:30 departure.
Tour travels north with a scenic drive through upstate New York into the Canadian
side of the Falls area. Niagara Falls is one of the world's most breathtaking
natural wonders. The city of Niagara offers plenty of fun and entertainment
afterwards. Overnight at the Ramada Coral Inn in Canada.
Day 02 Tuesday :
Day 04 Thursday:
Niagara Falls - Corning, NY
At the Falls, there will be an optional opportunity to enjoy a boat ride
aboard the Maid of the Mist as well as a scenic lunch at Skylon Tower. The
tour heads south through the wine region of New York to Corning. Overnight
accommodations at the Best Western Lodge on the Green
Day 03 Wednesday :
Corning - Washington. D.C.
Today we visit the world famous Corning Glass Museum and
continue southward through Pennsylvania and Maryland for an afternoon
arrival in Washington, D.C., the nation's capital. Two nights accommodations
are arranged at the newly renovated Hillton Washington
Washington, D.C. has numerous monuments and attractions. Enjoy a half day
guided tour of the City from the comfort of the motor coach. Highlights
include The White House, The Capitol, The Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans
Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery. The remainder of the day,
participants are free to continue taking in the sights. The city is very
walkable and thus allows visitors to explore various areas.
Day 05 Friday:
Washington D.C. - Air - San Francisco, CA
Transfer to the airport, where participants board a plane to San Francisco.
Upon arrival in San Francisco, another transfer will take participants to
The Ramada Plaza
for a two night stay.
Day 06 :
Enjoy a comprehensive half day tour of this exciting city. San Francisco is
the urban jewel of California's Coast. Culturally vibrant and ethnically
diverse, the city is home to historical sites and modern entertainment. In
the afternoon, participants may want to continue exploring the city on their
Day 07 Sunday:
San Francisco-Yosemite N.P.-Fresno, Ca
A morning drive will bring the tour to the country's most famous national
park, Yosemite. Yosemite is approximately the same size as the state of
Rhode Island. Yosemite is visited by millions every year who want to
experience the breathtaking views and natural variety. The scenery is
spectacular, views of sheer granite walls, ice-sculptured domes, thundering
waterfalls, alpine peaks, glaciers and flowered meadows, cross over the
Tioga Pass to Mammoth lakes for an overnight stay at the Mammoth Mountain
Day 08 Monday:
Fresno-Las Vegas, Nv
Today's journey brings us into the desert and visits a typical ghost town
before continuing to Las Vegas, the glittering entertainment capital of the
world. Visitors can enjoy gambling, glitz and dazzling revues nightly.
Overnight stay at Circus Circus
Day 09 Tuesday:
Las Vegas-Zion National Park, Ut-Bryce Canyon National Park,
A morning drive will bring up to Zion National Park where a million years
of water flow has cut the red and white beds of Navajo Sandstone that form
the sheer walls. Unlike the Grand Canyon where one stands on the rim and
looks out, Zion Canyon is viewed from the bottom looking up. Bryce Canyon
includes some of earth's most colorful rocks, which have been sculpted by
erosion into pillars called "hoodoos" and other fantastic forms.
Iron oxides give red, yellow and brown tints to the limestone, while
manganese oxides lend a lavender hue. Bryce is not a true canyon, but a
series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters carved in the edge of the
Paunsaugunt Plateau by tributaries of the Paria River. The most brilliant
hues in the park come alive with the rising and setting of the sun. Guests
will stay at the Best Western Ruby's Inn
at Bryce Canyon.
Day 10 Wednesday:
Bryce-Lake Powell-Grand Canyon, Az
The morning's first stop is Lake Powell where participants will have the
opportunity to walk across Glen Canyon Dam before heading on to the Grand
Canyon. The Grand Canyon is one of the mightiest natural wonders known to
man: one mile (1.6 km) deep, 277 miles (458km) long, and 2 billion years in
the making. The myriad colors and constantly changing features include
exquisite waterfalls, pools, and the mighty Colorado River as well as as the
often-photographed rock formations. A helicopter flight over the Grand
Canyon is an optional excursion. Overnight accommodation at the Quality
Inn Grand Canyon
Day 11 Thursday:
Grand Canyon National Park-Montezuma's Castle - Scottsdale, Az
The tour leaves the park area and heads south to Sedona through Oak Creek
Canyon, known for its spectacularly colored cliffs. Make a stop at
Montezuma's Castle, the ruins of a prehistoric cliff dwelling built by early
indians in the 12th-and 13th-century periods. The five-story castle contains
20 rooms and was once accessible only by ladders, continue on to Scottsdale
and overnight accommodations at the Holiday Inn Sun Spree
Day 12 Friday:
Scottsdale - Palm Springs - Los Angeles, CA
The tour heads west to Los Angeles through sceinc desert country ans a
lunch stop at Palm Springs, a exclusive resort town in the shadow of the San
Jacinto Peak. Extended program two night stay at the Clarion
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
Included In Tour Only (Days 1 - 12
4 nights accommodation including applicable taxes in featured (or similar)
conditioned transportation as per itinerary.
Washington D.C. to San Francisco, CA.
tour guide while on tour.
one suitcase per person at the hotels.
available in English, Dutch, French and German.
Niagara Falls, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco
Corning Glass Museum, Montezuma's Castle, Yosemite National Park,
Park, Bryce Canyon National Park and Grand Canyon National Park
Not Included In Tour Program
beverages (except when specifically included)