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ESCORTED TOURS 2018
USA “Stars of America”
12 Nights New York, Washington DC, Harrisburg, Niagara Falls (USA side), Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco
Dates: 9-22 Oct 2018
 

 

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DEPART JOHANNESBURG


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ARRIVE AT NEW YORK / THE RIDE
Welcome to the "Big Apple, The City That Never Sleeps"—New York is a city of superlatives: America's biggest, most exciting, business and cultural capital and nation's trendsetter. For more than a century it has been one of the world's major centers of commerce and finance. Upon arrival at the airport, met by a representative with a placard and transferred to the hotel. Freshen up and meet in the hotel lobby for transfer to Times Square for Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. This museum contains wax figures of historical and royal figures, film stars (including Bollywood Stars) and sports stars. Rub shoulders with President Obama, Abraham Lincoln, Shah Rukh Khan and Michael Jackson. Dinner and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

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NEW YORK CITY TOUR w/ STATUE OF LIBERTY & ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY
After breakfast, we proceed for a full day city tour of New York. The sightseeing will include USA’s famous landmark, “Statue of Liberty”. It is one of the most recognized symbols of freedom and democracy in the World. The Statue was a gift from France to USA in 1885. Take a ferry ride to Liberty Island from Battery Park for a spectacular view of the New York City skyline with magnificent views of Lady Liberty herself! Tour commences with a photo stop at iconic Wall Street bull, a 7000-pound structure. Drive through Rockefeller Center, Wall Street, Ground Zero, United Nations and Trump tower for a guided city tour. Proceed to visit One World Observatory. It is located at the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Its stands where the iconic Twin Towers stood, also referred to as Ground Zero. One World Observatory offers views of New York City’s iconic sights, surrounding waters and skyline. The experience will go beyond the view when exploring three levels of the Observatory filled with innovation and inspiration. Transfer to restaurant for dinner. After dinner transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

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NEW YORK – WASHINGTON
After breakfast and check out, depart for Washington DC en-route Philadelphia. After arrival in Philadelphia, a city tour. A drive through perfectly laid out streets, established when the city was founded in 1682. Experience the unique history and beauty of Philadelphia including Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Later, drive into Washington DC, the capital of USA. This city attracts almost twenty million visitors each year. Proceed to dinner before checking into hotel.

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WASHINGTON – HERSHEY, HARRISBURG
After breakfast guided city tour of historic neighborhoods and monuments of Washington DC, photo stops at the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Supreme Court, the Capitol Building, Union Station, World War II Memorial Building, Pentagon, Washington Monument, Congress Library. Visit the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. The museum features 22 exhibition galleries, displaying hundreds of artifacts including the original Wright 1903 Flyer, "Spirit of St. Louis," and Apollo 11 command module. The National Air and Space Museum is a must-see for visitors to Washington, DC. It is the most visited museum in the world and appeals to all ages. After tour drive to Hershey, PA (approximately 3 hours’ drive). Proceed for dinner and check into hotel after dinner.

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HERSHEY - BUFFALO – USA SIDE NIAGARA FALLS
After breakfast, check out and visit Hershey’s Chocolate World where fun and sweetness meet adventure and excitement. Personalize your own Chocolate bar at the “Make your own chocolate experience”. Also, enjoy Hershey’s Great American Chocolate Tour Ride. Proceed toward Niagara and stop at Outlet Malls for shopping. Shop at 100 designer stores for the best deals. Proceed for dinner followed by check in.

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DISCOVERY PASS
After breakfast, board the famous boat, “Maid of the mist”.. This boat ride travels close to American and Horseshoe Falls. Later, proceed to The Cave of the Winds, (Seasonal), closer to the waters of Niagara Falls than you thought possible. Ride an elevator 175 feet (53 meters) deep into the Niagara Gorge. Then, clad in a bright yellow poncho and wearing special footwear provided, follow a tour guide over a series of wooden walkways to the famous "Hurricane Deck". Stand at the railing, a mere 20 feet (6 meters) from the billowing torrents of the Bridal Veil Falls.

Visit Niagara Adventure Theatre. This 40-minute film, on a 45-foot screen, by Oscar Winning producer Keith Merrill, delivers a captivating story of Niagara Falls explorers and daredevils via historic footage and contemporary, cutting-edge photography.

Next on to Aquarium of Niagara, featuring eight unique marine mammals, seven Humboldt Penguins and over 40 exhibits see, enjoy, absorb. Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, also known as Schoellkopf Geological Museum, located on the American side of Niagara Falls, showcases natural history of the Falls and ancient rock layers and minerals. In the evening proceed to the falls again, for the Niagara Illumination. You will see one of the natural wonders of the world lit up in the colors of the rainbow. Your Discovery Pass includes admission to all these attractions. Enjoy the day at the falls and then proceed for dinner. Overnight in Niagara.

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DEPARTURE FROM NIAGARA - ARRIVAL IN LAS VEGAS
Arrive in Las Vegas - 'the Sin City' - The city where you can experience the spectacular water fountains of the Bellagio, the majesty of Paris and Venice – see erupting Volcanoes at the Mirage and the famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign & famous Fremont Street Experience light show all in one city. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by a representative with a placard and transferred to the hotel. Take some time to freshen up and meet in the hotel lobby for transfer for a Limo tour. After the limo tour transfer to the restaurant for dinner. After dinner transfer to the hotel for overnight stay. Check in time is after 3:00pm

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DAY AT LEISURE
The day is at leisure for you to spend how you wish. Take our optional Grand Canyon tour. In the evening, we will see one of the Vegas signature shows, either KA show/ Mystere show or David Copperfield Show (based on dates and availability). After show walk to restaurant for dinner. After dinner walk back to hotel and overnight stay. There is no vehicle on this day.

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10
LAS VEGAS TO LOS ANGELES
Today we check out of the hotel and depart for Los Angeles, 'the City of Angels'. Upon reaching Los Angeles, proceed to Santa Monica. Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture.

Enticing for visitors from around the world, Santa Monica includes both mountain and beachfront views. Santa Monica Pier provides an ideal spot for family fun, including amusement rides, a video arcade and restaurants. Climb aboard the pier’s Ferris wheel, or take a spin back in time on a 1920’s carousel. After Santa Monica, proceed to Los Angeles for dinner and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

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UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
After breakfast, City tour of Los Angeles. Los Angeles is home to Mann's Chinese Theatre is famous for its permanent collection of handprints, footprints and signatures of movie stars including Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and many others, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Beverly Hills & Rodeo Drive. See where stars’ shop and browse in exclusive shops like Fred Hayman, Giorgio Armani, Gucci.. Next to Beverly Hills is Century City, business center of entertainment industry and home of 20th Century Fox Movie Studios. Following city tour, transfer to Universal Studios, largest Film and Television studio in the world, where greatest moments from movies and television come to life. Transfer to restaurant for dinner and then to hotel for overnight stay.

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LOS ANGELES –TO SAN FRANCISCO VIA MONTEREY
After breakfast check out of the hotel and depart for San Francisco via Monterey & 17 Mile Drive. San Francisco is known as 'The City by the Bay'. Travel scenic California’s Pacific Coast Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, famous for its spectacular ocean views, abundant wildlife, and historical past. Traveling through famous 17-mile drive and see Pebble Beach Golf Course. Photo stops will be made along this gorgeous drive. Later proceed to dinner near our hotel in San Francisco. After dinner proceed to our hotel for check in and overnight.

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SAN FRANCISCO CITY TOUR WITH BAY CRUISE/SILICON VALLEY/CABLE CAR
After breakfast, meet in lobby to proceed for San Francisco City Tour. Tour the City from the Bay to the Ocean, with photo stops at key locations.

Enjoy great views and famous attractions such as Golden Gate Bridge. Stop at Twin Peaks gives a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city from 1000 feet above sea level. Travel through Golden Gate Park and enjoy seasonal flower displays, bison grazing, and pass windmills overlooking the Pacific. Enjoy neighborhoods dotted with colorful Victorian homes. Learn about San Francisco’s early settlements, from Native Americans, to Spanish missionaries and frenzied days of the Gold rush, driving through the once infamous Barbary Coast. Entry to Golden Gate Bay Cruise boat tour is included. The Bay Cruise is San Francisco’s original bay cruise adventure, sailing since 1939!

Experience breathtaking views – from the comfort of the ship – of the waterfront, the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, and the notorious Alcatraz Island. Learn about this city’s rich cultural history as you cruise past the area’s most famous landmarks. After tour, the Cable Car ride. An icon of San Francisco, the cable car system forms part of the intermodal urban transport network operated by San Francisco Municipal Railway.

Proceed to Silicon Valley. As the Mecca of high-tech revolution, Silicon Valley has become synonymous with larger-than-life entrepreneurs, overnight fortunes, high-flying companies, and dazzling digital products that transform the lives of billions of people from Tokyo to Timbuktu.

Visit Apple Employee, Store, Facebook and Oracle - public general access. Along the way, stop for many photo opportunities. Proceed to dinner. After dinner proceed to hotel for overnight stay.

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DEPARTURE FROM SAN FRANCISCO
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out before 11AM and proceed to SFO airport for flight back home.

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  • 12 Nights New York, Washington DC, Harrisburg, Niagara Falls (USA side), Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco
  • San Francisco City Tour, Bay Cruise and Cable Car
  • Breakfast and Dinner Daily

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    • All indicated entrance Fees are included
    • All meals indicated are included
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