Coast to Coast
New York-Finger Lakes-Niagara Falls- Amish Country-Gettysburg-Washington DC-Los Angeles-Orange County-San Diego- Palm Springs-Phoenix-Sedona-Grand Canyon National Park- Monument Valley-Lake Powell-Page-Bryce Canyon National Park-Zion National Park-Kanab-Las Vegas- Los Angeles
14days/13nights, New York/Los Angeles
2019 depart Sat. Apr 20. May 11. Jun 01, Jul 06. Sep 14.
Child rates 07-12 years on request
day 01 New York Arrival
Arrive New York City and transfer independently to your hotel, where you will meet your Tour Director.
day 02 New York
This morning enjoy a city tour of New York which includes some of the most famous sights of Manhattan, such as the Empire State Building, Time Square and Central Park. The afternoon and evening are at leisure. Your ATI Tour Director will assist you in making plans. May we suggest a stroll through Central Park, a bird’s eye view on a Manhattan helicopter tour (optional) or reenact history with a kiss in Times Square. Bring your camera!
day 03 New York-Finger Lakes-Niagara Falls
Today, drive across New York state through the Finger Lakes Country and towards the Canadian border, arriving at one of the world’s natural wonders, breathtaking Niagara Falls. Indulge in a spot of wine-tasting at Watkins Glen, on the shores of Lake Seneca, named for the Seneca Indian Nation. Spend the evening at the romantic Niagara Falls.
day 04 Niagara Falls-Amish Country
This morning you will have time to explore the Falls. Perhaps take a ride aboard the Maid of the Mist (optional), or stroll along Table Rock to view the thundering waters of the Horseshoe Falls. Join us on an optional trip to Skylon Tower for lunch at its revolving restaurant. Skylon Tower, hovering 775 feet above Niagara gorge, features an observation deck that affords views of an 8,000 mile area, almost as far as the eye can see. Depart Niagara and travel into Pennsylvania Dutch country, also known as Amish Country, for your overnight stay.
day 05 Amish Country-Gettysburg-Washington DC
This morning travel through the Appalachian Mountains along the picturesque Susquehanna River, the longest river on the American East Coast. This afternoon, visit the historic Gettysburg Civil War National Battleground, site of the largest battle ever fought on American soil, and the place where Abraham Lincoln gave his famous address in 1863. Afterwards, you will journey to the Nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Enjoy a memorable evening tour in this exciting city (optional).
day 06 Washington DC-Los Angeles
Today, transfer to the airport for your flight to Los Angeles, where you will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel (airfare cost not included).
day 07 Los Angeles-the Orange County-San Diego-Los Angeles
Travel south through San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente to San Diego, the second-largest city in California, renowned for its year-round mild weather. Following a city tour, visit picturesque Seaport Village, San Diego’s relaxing bay front marketplace. Return to Los Angeles for the evening.
day 08 Los Angeles-Palm Springs-Phoenix
Today your journey takes you through Palm Springs, the winter playground for Hollywood royalty, with its lively downtown area and immaculately kept golf courses at the base of the rugged San Jacinto Mountains. A sea of wind turbines mark the entrance to this desert oasis. Along the way you will pass through Indio, home of the international Date Festival due to the abundance of this crop in the Coachella Valley. We continue across the desert to Arizona’s State Capital, Phoenix.
day 09 Phoenix-Sedona-Grand Canyon National Park
Travel through the Sonoran Desert, the richest, most biologically diverse desert ecosystem in the Americas. Continue to Sedona and see the spectacular red rock scenery. Situated in a unique geological area, Sedona is encircled by distinctive red-rock monoliths with such names as Cathedral and Coffee Pot. Drive through the breathtaking Oak Creek Canyon before arriving at Grand Canyon National Park. Majestic Grand Canyon National Park is one of the 7 great natural wonders of the world. Stop at the rim to fully experience this mile-deep colourful canyon’s plunging gorges, and rising spires formed by the mighty Colourado River.
day 10 Grand Canyon-Monument Valley-Page/Lake Powell
Leaving the Canyon, stop at Desert View this morning and see the Canyon bathed in the early light. As you journey further today, you will enter the Navajo Indian Reservation, passing the trading post of Cameron. Continue through the Painted Desert to tour Monument Valley, an area that embodies perhaps the most definitive and iconic images of the American West. In the afternoon, enter the town of Page, situated on a mesa above the Colourado River, in the Lake Powell Region. Visit the mighty Glen Canyon Dam, the second highest concrete-arch dam in America. From here you’ll enjoy views of stunning Lake Powell, where crystal blue water laps against towering red-rock canyon walls. Enjoy an evening at leisure.
day 11 Page/Lake Powell-Kanab-Bryce Canyon National Park
Enter the state of Utah this morning. Pass through the town of Kanab before visiting spectacular Bryce Canyon, where a tour through a multi-coloured world of sandstone spires and pinnacles, “hoodoos”, will dazzle the eye. This evening, weather permitting, be sure to gaze upon the spectacular night sky filled with sparkling stars and brilliant constellations and take in the aroma of pine-wood campfires.
day 12 Bryce Canyon-Zion National Park-Las Vegas
Travel today to Zion National Park and see the massive rock formations carved by wind, time, and the Virgin River. This afternoon experience the contrast of Las Vegas, the dazzling “Entertainment Capital of the World,” where round-the-clock shopping, nightly shows, and of course gambling are at your fingertips.
day 13 Las Vegas
Today is at leisure for you to enjoy the many attractions that Las Vegas has to offer. In addition to world-class shopping, bustling casinos, and Broadway-calibre shows, you might simply stroll the famous Strip taking in its amazing sights and sounds, or lie by the pool at your hotel, soaking up the sun. Make sure to bring your appetite, as Las Vegas boasts some of the country’s top restaurants.
day 14 Las Vegas-Los Angeles
Your day begins with a stop at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome Sign where you may wish to capture your photo memory of Las Vegas. Travel to Los Angeles via the Mojave Desert, home of the world’s tallest thermometer, at 134 feet (41 meters) high. Clusters of unique Joshua trees dot the mountainous landscape. Tour concludes upon arrival in Los Angeles.
Inclusions: twin share, tour director, deluxe coach, porterage, service charges, taxes.
Sightseeing: New York City tour, Wine Tasting in Finger Lakes District, Niagara Falls, Gettysburg National Military Park, Palm Springs, Navajo Indian Reservation and Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon National Park, full day tour of San Diego, photo stop at the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign and see the red rocks of Sedona.
Hotels: New York-Dylan Hotel, Niagara Falls-Best Western Plus Cairn Croft, Amish Country-SureStay Cpllection by Best Western, Washington-Hotel Alexandria Mark Centre, Los Angeles-Holiday Inn Anaheim, Phoenix-Ke Ko Pa resort, Grand Canyon-Yavapai West, Page/Lake Powell-Best Western Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon-Ruby’s Inn, Las Vegas-Luxor Las Vegas- Pyramid rooms (or similar).
Exclusions: transcontinental fare, meals and beverage.
Notes: All bookings are made only on English spoken tour departures, however some tours may be modified to bilingual (2 languages) at short notice. Tours are subject to change without notice pending climatic and local traffic conditions.
Optional excursions: cruise the Hudson and enjoy fabulous views of the Statue of Liberty, Maid of the Mist ride with lunch at Niagara Falls, Washington Monuments at night with dinner in fashionable D.C., hot Air Balloon ride over the Sonoran Desert, helicopter flights over the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas by Night tour and “All-American” Picnic at a surprise destination en route.
Optional excursions need to be arranged with the tour director at the start of the tour.