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07 Days - USA West Coast

07 Days - USA West Coast

Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Monterey Bay & San Francisco

Tour Highlights

  • 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 LAS). Departure will be via hotel shuttle in SFO.

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

  • 5 American buffet breakfasts and one gift card for $12 at earl of sandwich or packed

  • Hindi speaking tour director (will meet at 6 pm on day 1 in the hotel lobby & be with the group till end of day 6)

 

Price does not include

  • Tips or personal expenses Drinks of any kind

  • International or domestic airfare tickets

  • Tours not mentioned at the above services

  • $10 mandatory tip per person to be given to the tour director

 

Additional Excursions

 

Excursions

Price

Grand Canyon West Rim Tour with Skywalk

$193 per person

Grand Canyon West Rim Tour with Skywalk, Pontoon & Helicopter ride

$389 per person

Grand Canyon Air/Ground tour with Skywalk

$349 per person

Grand Canyon Air/Ground tour with Skywalk, Helicopter, Boat

$505 per person

Grand Canyon Air and Groud tour of South Rim

$319 per person

Grand Canyon Air and Groud tour of South Rim

with Helicopter ride

$485 per person



Day 1

Las Vegas

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

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Day 2

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

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Day 3

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

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Day 4

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

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Day 5

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

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Day 6

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 7

San Francisco – The Tour Ends

Today after breakfast, checkout from the hotel (check out time is 11 am). The hotel offers complimentary shuttle to the airport. Please check with the front desk regarding shuttle timings. If you have any early flight and no shuttle is operational, please take a cab on own. Return flight must be from San Francisco Airport (Airport code: SFO)

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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.

 

 

Foreign Office Travel Advice & Info

 

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office click on the link below to get Country specific details

 

For a full list of the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office click here

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

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