Ny, Niagara Chicago and West Coast

Duration

18 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

New York

Available

April 2022 / September 2022

Cities to visit: New York; Corning, New York; Buffalo, New York; Cleveland, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; San Francisco; Monterrey, California; Carmel, California; San Luis Obispo, California; Solvang, California; Santa Barbara, California; Los Angeles; Las Vegas

Detailed day by day description

Introduction

This tour is a flexible, guaranteed escorted coach tour, guided in English only.

Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.

The tour is flexible so you can tailor it to suit your needs. By clicking ‘Quote or Book’, you will have an option to choose your start and end date and destinations within the tour parameters. As these tours allow for such flexibility, the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.

Day
On arrival, transfer from the airport to the hotel. Free time. 

You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area. 
08:00 hrs - We begin our extensive sightseeing tour of New York . We head towards Upper, Midtown and Lower Manhattan, and we shall visit Wall Street, the Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick´s Cathedral, Central Park, Columbus Circle, the AOL/Time Warner Building, the famous Village, Little Italy and Battery Park (with the icon of the Statue of Liberty). 
12:30 hrs - Sightseeing tour ends. Time for lunch. We offer the option of taking a boat trip around Manhattan (schedules vary by month). 
16.00 hrs Return transfer to hotel (for those travellers who want to return there). 
18.00 hrs Transfer to Times Square in Manhattan, the true heart of the city, with the Broadway musicals, and its spectacular lighting. 
22.00 hrs - Return to the hotel.
Free day. Travellers who wish to do so can go on an optional Contrasts of New York Tour, to discover the main attractions of each of the main neighbourhoods of the great New York: Bronx, Harlem, Queens and Brooklyn. 
This tour usually starts at 08.00 hrs and ends at around 12.30 hrs (with the option to end in the centre of New York or at the hotel).   Afternoon free.
Distance travelled:  380 miles (620 km). 
Scenery:   pleasant woodlands and hills in the state of New York with some stretches along smaller roads to allow passengers to get a glimpse of rural life. 

Pick up hotels: 6:30 am Hotel Roosevelt; 7:00 am Hotel Pennsylvania; 7:30 am Hotel Westin Jersey City & Hotel Courtyard Jersey City.



08:00. – New York –Departure-. Journey through the interior of the state of New York, stopping on the way to reset and have lunch. 
14:45. -  Corning  –Arrival-.  We recommend a visit to its museum, which is famous for housing the world’s largest glass collection.  
16:00. -  Corning –Departure-. The journey continues with a brief stop on the way. 
19:00. -   Buffalo –Arrival- .
Distance travelled :  42 miles (68 km). 
Note:  It is advisable to wear waterproof clothing during the boat trip at Niagara Falls. 

06:30 am - Wake-up call 
07.00 am- Breakfast at the hotel (included). 
08:30 am- After breakfast, we set out for the US bank of Niagara Falls. 
09:00 am- Arrival at Goat Island . All those who wish to do so can buy a ticket to visit the Cave of the winds, a spectacular path that takes you behind Bridal Veil Falls.  Free time to admire the rapids. 
11:30 am- Visit to the other end of the park where we embark on the Maid of the Mist , a tiny boat that will take us to the foot of the famous Niagara Falls.   After visiting the Falls we head for the Niagara Falls Fashion Outlets, where we will have some free time to go shopping after lunch.   
5:30 PM- Return to hotel and accommodation.  
Distancia efectuada:  195 millas (315 Km)
Paisajes: - La autopista discurre próxima al lago Erie, uno de los grandes lagos.
08:30 hrs. – Búfalo –salida-.
12:15 hrs. -  Cleveland –Llegada-.  Breve parada en el Museo del Rock and Roll of Fame un auténtico icono de la cultura americana, donde se nos muestra la evolución de este ritmo, desde sus orígenes a la actualidad. Tras un tiempo para almorzar en el centro de la ciudad efectuamos breve visita de la misma.  
03.00hrs.- Tiempo libre para regresar al Museo del Rock and Roll of Fame, o para visitar el Museo de Arte, el Little Italy, con sus exquisitos restaurantes o para caminar el downtown. En la noche sugerimos cenar en la agradable calle 4 y Euclid Avenue.
Distancia efectuada : 345 millas ( 556 Km ).
Paisajes :  Grandes llanuras agrícolas.
Nota:  Cambiamos de zona horaria, cuando en Cleveland son las 12 en Chicago son las 11 hrs.-
03:00 pm- (Chicago time)- Arrival and day to do as you please. 
04:30 pm- We meet in the hotel lobby and set off for Millennium Park to see and interact with the works of art exhibited there.  Then we visit “The Loop” district with its famous elevated train, and walk down Estate Street with its theatres and spectacular neon lights. Free time to have dinner. Return to hotel. Accommodation.
07:00 am- Wake-up call 
07.30 am- Breakfast at the (included). 
08:30 am- After breakfast we take a comprehensive city tour . The route will take us to the most important landmarks of the city: we start by visiting the northern part, Grand Park, the Museum Campus that houses the Adler Planetarium, the Field Natural History Museum and the Shedd Aquarium. We can enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the lake. Then we visit the southern part and The Loop district, in the heart of the city. 
Our route ends at Navy Pier, which, at the time of its construction in 1916, was the largest boat landing in the world. Free time for lunch.   
03:00 pm- Transfer to hotel. Free time to walk through the city centre, admire the wonderful view from the John Hancock Building or go shopping. We recommend one of the famous tours on the beautiful Chicago River.   
Accommodation.
At the time your guide says, we will make a transfer to the airport to catch a  domestic flight includedin your trip.  On arrival at destination we will give you another hotel transfer .  Your guide will contact you at the end of the afternoon or you can consult the information in your hotel reception.  NB: remember that on domestic flights, the luggage normally allowed is one suitcase of up to 20 kg in the hold.  Passengers must pay for all excess luggage directly to the airline
07:00- Wake-up call. 
08.00 am- Breakfast at the hotel (included). 
09:00 am- After breakfast we take a tour of the city, passing through the Financial District, Union Square and its trams, Nob Hill, Grace Cathedral, the famous Chinatown, the historical hippie district of Haight Ashbury. Then we enjoy a panoramic view from Twin Peaks hill and have the chance to take a picture of the Golden Gate from the Palace of Fine Arts. Afterwards, we go to Ghirardelly Square and the tour ends at Fisherman´s Wharf, which, along with Pier 39, complete the leisure offering next to the sea. 
01:00 pm- After the tour, free time to take a boat trip on the fabulous bay. 
06:30 pm- Transfer to Little Italy for those who wish to enjoy a delicious dinner and visits its bars and cafés, in the Night life district of the city. 
09:30 pm– Return to the hotel. 
10:00 h. – After breakfast, we go on an  outing to the Golden Gate, where we can take pictures and cross the bridge that closes off San Francisco Bay. Then we continue to Sausalito , with its stunning views, art galleries and Victorian houses along the seafront, filled with amazing restaurants. Time to wander around and have lunch.  
14:30 h.  – Return to the hotel. Free afternoon.
Distance: 263 miles (424 km) 
Scenery:  Some stretches along the coast. If we take the “coastal route”, we can admire wonderful views of the Pacific, as well as hills and farmlands. 
08:30 h.– San Francisco – Departure-. We take the coastal road to Pigeon Point where we will make a short stop. Impressive views of the ocean. Note: Sometimes visibility on the coat is difficult due to the mist, but in the event of mist being forecast, we will take the highway to the interior.  12:00 h. – Monterey  –Arrival-  Time to have lunch and visit the tourist sector overlooking the Pacific Ocean on Cannery Road, with its old canning factories, now converted into restaurants and leisure centres. Then we will continue to  Carmel  to see its main square and visits its elegant shops and art galleries. 
15:00 h.  - Carmel –Departure- . 
18:00 h. - Paso Robles –Arrival – a pleasant town to overnight . Free time.
Distancia efectuada: 204 millas (330 km)
Paisajes: Bonitos paisajes mirando el Pacífico en muchos tramos.
08:00 hrs – Paso Robles –Salida- .
09:00 hrs -  Solvang –Llegada- . Muy pintoresco pueblo habitado por una comunidad de Dinamarca, parece un rincón de este país Europeo trasladado a California. Tiempo para pasear y disfrutar  de sus pastelerías, paisaje y tiendas.
10:00 hrs – Solvang –salida-.   Paso por la bella Mission de Santa Bárbara.
11:00 hrs – Santa Bárbara –Llegada- . Tiempo libre para almorzar y pasear por sus calles de arquitectura Mediterránea.
13:00 hrs – Santa Bárbara –Salida-.  Bonitos paisajes siguiendo el Pacífico.
17:30 hrs –  Los Angeles –Llegada- .
19:30 hrs .– Traslado hacia Downtown Disney.   Podrá disfrutar de sus animadas calles repletas de pequeños restaurantes en este barrio junto al Océano Pacífico. Tiempo para pasear. 
06:00- Wake-up call.
07.00 am- Breakfast at the hotel (included).
08:00 am- After breakfast we include a panoramic tour of this extensive city. Tour including music center, civic center and financial center, via LA Live & Staples Center. We continue along Wilshire Boulevard, heading west of the city, past the Korean Quarter and the Brea Ditch to reach Beverly Hills. Continue on Sunset Boulevard to reach Hollywood and find the Walk of Fame with its thousands of stars, the Dolby Theater, Chinese Theater and the Hollywood sign.
01:00 pm- End of the comprehensive visit to the Walk of Fame. Free time to wander round and have lunch.
15 :30 pm- Departure from Hollywood direct to Long Beach.

17:30 pm – Arrival to Long Beach Shoreline Villag e where the palm trees stand next to glazed skyscrapers. We make a 20-minute stop to see the Queen Mary Ocean Liner and take photos and then have dinner at one of the restaurants in Shoreline Village.
19:30 pm– Passengers will be taken back to the hotel. 
21:00 pm- Accommodation .
Day off. If you wish you can optionally go to the beaches of Venece and Santa Monica or get to know Universal Studios.
6:00 am Llamada despertadora. 7:00 am Desayuno. 8:00 am Luego del desayuno, salida hacia Las Vegas, parada técnica en camino. 1:00 pm Llegada aproximada a Las Vegas, tiempo de almuerzo y dejada de equipaje. 3:00 pm En la tarde incluimos un paseo por el Downtown y el famoso Strip , la avenida donde se levantan los hoteles, casinos y espectáculos que han convertido a esta ciudad en un auténtico parque temático para adultos. 7:00 pm Por la noche ofreceremos opcionalmente Noche de Luces en Las Vegas.
Free day.  
10:00 h.:  After breakfast, transfer to one of the most famous outlets in the city. 
14:30h.- Return to hotel. Free afternoon and evening to enjoy the city and go to a show, if you wish (a concert or Cirque du Soleil..)  
After breakfast, end of our services.

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