2011 GRAND USA ITINERARY (20D/19N) - Alternate

ALASKA CRUISE LAND ADD ON TOURS AVAILABLE

ITINERARY

 

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN NEWARK

  • Arrive Newark or JFK Airport, Individual Meet & Greet at the airport.
  • Transfer to hotel and check-in to Hotel Radisson Hotel Carteret NJ or similar.
  • Evening - Indian Dinner
 
 

DAY 2: NEW YORK - SIGHTSEEING

  • Morning - Breakfast
  • Visit the famous Statue of Liberty park by Ferry ride. It is one of the most recognized symbols of freedom and democracy.
  • Afternoon- Indian Lunch
  • Visit Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and spend time with your favorite stars lifelike wax models with photo opportunities
  • New York City Guided Tour - Visit Times Square, Trump Towers, Ground Zero, China Town, Rockefeller Center, Madison Square Garden & Central Park
  • Spectacular Manhattan by night - Visit the Empire State Building where on a clear night you can see the spectacular New York City skyline from the Observation Deck
  • Evening - Enchanting Gala evening with Dinner in Manhattan and Belly Dance Show
 
 

DAY 3: NEW YORK -WASHINGTON DC -SMITHSONIAN AIR & SPACE MUSEUM

  • Morning - Breakfast
  • Check-out hotel & Proceed to Washington DC
  • Afternoon Indian/International Lunch
  • Visit Smithsonian Air & Space Museum truly a wondrous exhibit of air and space vehicles. This is the largest most modern exhibit in the world
  • Later, Washington DC. Guided city tour- White House, Capitol, Lincoln, Washington, and Vietnam Memorials etc
  • Evening - Indian dinner
  • Check-in to hotel Crowne Plaza or similar
 
 

DAY 4: WASHINGTON DC - HERSHEYS CHOCOLATE WORLD - NIAGARA

  • Morning - Breakfast
  • Hotel Check out
  • Afternoon Lunch Enroute
  • Proceed to Hershey, PA & visit Hershey’s Chocolate World where fun and sweetness meet adventure and excitement
  • Proceed to Niagara Falls & Check-in to hotel Holiday Inn Grand Island or similar
  • Evening - Indian dinner
  • Niagara Falls by night – illumination tour
 
 

DAY 5: NIAGARA FALLS - MAID OF THE MIST - CAVE OF THE WINDS - SHOPPING STOP

  • Morning - Breakfast
  • This morning enjoy the exciting Maid of Mist boat ride and a trolley ride to the Cave of the Winds up close to the falls
  • Afternoon - Indian Lunch
  • Later proceed to the shopping mall and shop to your heart’s content with our discount coupons (OR) Optional Jet Boat Tours available
  • Evening - Indian Dinner
 
 

DAY 6: NIAGARA FALLS – BUFFALO - ORLANDO

  • Morning - Breakfast
  • Hotel Check out
  • Private transfer to Buffalo Airport
  • On to your next destination- Pax will fly to MCO [Flight tickets not included in tour price]
 
 

DAY 6: ORLANDO

  • Arrive at Orlando Airport
  • Meet & Greet at the airport and transfer to Hotel Holiday Inn I-Dr or Similar
  • Evening Indian Dinner
 
 

DAY 7: ORLANDO - KENNEDY SPACE CENTER

  • Morning - Breakfast
  • Proceed to Kennedy Space Center SIC. It is the largest and technologically the most advanced Space Launch Facility in the world. See the space shuttle and the gigantic rockets that took man to the moon. Return to Hotel SIC
  • Afternoon Boxed Lunch
  • Return to Orlando
  • Evening - Indian dinner at Hotel Delivered
 
 

DAY 8: ORLANDO - EPCOT CENTER

  • Morning - Breakfast
  • Experience the future City today at the Epcot Center. The rides are out of this world. The technological innovation is mind boggling
  • Afternoon Boxed Lunch
  • Enjoy the Park
  • Note: Night time there is fireworks show (no charge). Pax can opt to stay late and see the show. Return transportation to Hotel is on PAX. Not included in Tour Price
  • Evening - Indian dinner at Hotel Delivered
 
 

DAY 9: ORLANDO - MAGIC KINGDOM

  • Morning - Breakfast
  • Hop to the happiest land, the Magic Kingdom, where the legend of Mickey Mouse begins. The magic will bring you the classical vehicles Western Carriage, Pirates’ Treasure Island and Cartoon stars
  • Afternoon Boxed Lunch
  • Enjoy the Park
  • Evening - Indian dinner
 
 

DAY 10: UNIVERSAL- ISLAND OF ADVENTURE w/HARRY POTTER

  • Morning - Breakfast
  • Enjoy your whole day at the Exciting Universal Studios and/or Island of Adventure Theme Parks. Experience the thrill of the Harry Potter Ride at the island of Adventure. Hotel-UNIVERSAL RT by shuttle. (SUBSTITUTE PARK AVAILABLE)
  • Afternoon Boxed Lunch
  • Enjoy the Park
  • Evening - Indian dinner
 
 

DAY 11: ORLANDO-MIAMI-GUIDED CITY TOUR

  • Morning - Breakfast
  • Check-out. Depart for Fort Lauderdale/Miami SIC
  • Afternoon – Lunch to be purchased by PAX en-route
  • Arrive at Fort Lauderdale/Miami. Pvt Transfer to Hotel
  • Check into Hotel Holiday Inn or similar
  • Afternoon – Guided tour of Miami SIC
  • Evening - Indian dinner at Hotel Delivered
 
 

DAY 12: MIAMI - DAY FREE WITH OPTIONS

  • Morning - Breakfast/li>
  • Free day for PAX to enjoy on their own
  • Optional Florida Everglades Tour Air Boat Ride and Key Biscayne Boat Ride
  • Optional Bahama Day Cruise Available
  • Optional Key West Day Trip
 
 

DAY 13: MIAMI - LAS VEGAS (FLIGHT)

  • Morning - Breakfast
  • MIAMI - LAS VEGAS (FLIGHT)
  • Pax to proceed to next destination - Pax will fly to Las Vegas LAS
  • Note: Always, flight tickets not included in tour price
 
 

DAY 13: ARRIVE IN LAS VEGAS

  • Arrive in Las Vegas. Meet & Greet at airport
  • Private Transfer to hotel & Check-in at Tropicana or Similar
  • Later proceed on a Guided Orientation City Tour - Las Vegas Casino Strip, Fremont St., Bellagio Fountain, Downtown, And Others
  • Evening - Indian Dinner
 
 

DAY 14: LAS VEGAS - FREE DAY - OPTIONS

  • Morning - Breakfast
  • Free Day for PAX to enjoy the Casinos & choose activities
  • Evening - Helicopter Ride – Enjoy the spectacular sight as you see illuminated Las Vegas from the helicopter high in the sky. Marvel at the great hotels and Casino strip from the sky. A view which you will never ever forget in your life
  • Optional Grand Canyon West Rim Coach Tour w/Skywalk The Grand Canyon is one of the natural wonders of the world and one of our planet's most astounding sights. Take the "Skywalk" at the West Rim
  • Optional Grand Canyon West Rim Coach Tour w/Skywalk and Helicopter/River Boat Tour The abover tour Plus Canyon river boat ride..
  • Optional Grand Canyon West Rim Coach Tour w/Skywalk and Helicopter Tour The abover tour Plus Helicopter ride
  • Optional Airplane ride to Grand Canyon This ride is as exciting as it can get. Fly over the wondrous Grand Canyon more than a mile deep and then swoop into the canyon for a wild rush. It cannot get more exciting than this
  • Evening - Gala Indian dinner
 
 

DAY 15: LAS VEGAS - LOS ANGELES - CITY TOUR

  • Morning - Breakfast
  • Proceed from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by coach
  • Transfer to Hotel Radisson or similar
  • Afternoon - Lunch En-Route
  • Guided City Tour Los Angeles - Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive etc
  • Evening - Indian dinner
 
 

DAY 16: LOS ANGELES - UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

  • Morning - Breakfast
  • Universal Studios Tour - with innovative rides and attractions, it is designed to let visitors experience the movies like never before. A trip to Universal is like a trip into the heart of Hollywood itself (OR) VIP TOUR AVAILABLE OPTIONAL (4PM departure).
  • Afternoon – Boxed Lunch or allowance (Meal Ticket at Universal)
  • Evening proceed to a discount outlet mall to shop to your heart’s content
  • Evening - Indian dinner
 
 

DAY 17: LOS ANGELES – SAN DIEGO – SEAWORLD - BACK

  • Morning - Breakfast
  • Day trip to beautiful San Diego and Back. Guided city tour of the bay and historic gas light district
  • Afternoon – Lunch
  • SEAWORLD - Enjoy one of the world’s largest aquatic theme parks. It has amazing shows with sea animals and rides. Marvel at the variety of sea life including sharks, whales, sea lions, etc
  • Evening - Indian Dinner
 
 

DAY 18: LOS ANGELES - SAN FRANCISCO

  • Morning - Breakfast
  • Check-out of Hotel. Proceed to San Francisco
  • Arrive & Check-in at hotel Embassy Suites SFO or similar
  • Afternoon – Lunch en-route
  • Enjoy an exciting ride on the famous San Francisco cable car (if operational). This is a ride like no other in the world. Spend the evening at the famous Fisherman’s Wharf and experience the vibrant fashion scene of San Francisco
  • Evening - Indian Dinner
 


 

DAY 19: SAN FRANCISCO SIGHTSEEING

  • Morning - Breakfast
  • San Francisco Bay Cruise – Take an exciting cruise of the bay whizzing past historical and breathtaking sights such as the golden gate bridge, Alcatraz island, Downtown, Marina etc
  • California Academy of Sciences Museum- Nestled in the heart of the Golden Gate Park this amazing museum consists of a 4 story rain forest. This multi level exhibit has 1600 live animals. The aquarium has 40 thousand live animals ranging from the coral reef to the Amazon basin. Hold on to your seat belts at the planetarium and catch a ride to the edge of the universe and back. It has the largest digital dome in the world
  • Afternoon Lunch at the Museum
  • Guided City tour – Visit the famous landmarks of the city including fisherman’s wharf, Nob hill, Financial district, Lombard street, china town, Golden Gate Bridge park, etc. Then drive by beautiful Sausalito and take in the views of the beautiful homes and the marina
  • Evening - Indian Dinner
 
 

DAY 20: SAN FRANCISCO - TOUR ENDS

  • Morning - Breakfast
  • Hotel Check-out. Individual Transfer to SFO Airport. (other NEAR airport drops will ADD $ 50 to 100 surcharge pp)
  • On to your next destination – PAX ending their Tour here will fly to their next destination [Flight tickets not included in tour price]
 
  • These tours are designed for ultimate customer comfort and flexibility. Barring Acts of God and Government including Weather conditions, War, Natural Calamities and circumstances beyond out of control etc. the Tours will not be cancelled or postponed.
  • Cruise & VUSA Ticket prices not included

TOUR PRICE INCLUSIONS - ALL ENTRANCE TICKETS TO SIGHTSEEING INCLUDED

  • ALL YOUR HOTEL STAYS AT HAND PICKED DELUXE HOTELS
  • AN INDIAN TOUR ESCORT WILL FACILITATE YOUR TRAVEL NEEDS ON THE TOUR
  • 5 DELICIOUS BREAKFASTS, 4 LUNCHES & 5 SUMPTOUS INDIAN DINNERS & 1 COMP COCKTAIL
  • EXCITING GALA DINNER MANHATTAN, NEW YORK WITH BELLY DANCING SHOW
  • ALL REQUIRED TRANSFERS AND INTER CITY TRAVEL BY LUXURY A/C COACH, MINI BUS OR VAN
  • STATUE OF LIBERTY PARK & FERRY RIDE (CROWN & PEDESTAL NOT INC.)
  • MADAME TUSSAUDS WAX MUSEUM
  • GUIDED CITY TOUR OF NEW YORK - TIMES SQUARE, MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, UNO, GROUND ZERO, CENTRAL PARK, BROADWAY THEATRE DISTRICT, WALL ST, ETC
  • EMPIRE STATE BUILDING OBSERVATION DECK
  • GUIDED CITY TOUR OF WASHINGTON DC. - WHITE HOUSE, CAPITOL, WASHINGTON, LINCOLN, VIETNAM MEMORIALS ETC
  • SMITHSONIAN AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
  • HERSHEY CHOCOLATE WORLD MUSEUM
  • NIAGARA FALLS BY NIGHT
  • NIAGARA MAID OF THE MIST
  • NIAGARA CAVE OF THE WINDS
  • TROLLEY RIDE NIAGARA
  • NIAGARA – JET BOAT TOUR AVAILABLE (OPTIONAL)
  • DISCOUNT COUPONS FOR SHOPPING AT OUTLET MALL, NIAGARA
  • DISNEY EPCOT CENTER
  • DISNEY MAGIC KINGDOM
  • GUIDED CITY TOUR MIAMI - LITTLE HAVANA, SOUTH BEACH, COCONUT GROVE, DOWNTOWN, FINANCIAL DISTRICT, ETC
  • FLORIDA EVERGLADES TOUR WITH AIRBOAT RIDE & KEY BISCAYNE TOUR (OPTIONAL)
  • BAHAMA DAY CRUISE AVAILABLE (OPTIONAL)
  • GUIDED CITY TOUR OF LAS VEGAS - CASINOS, BELLAGIO FOUNTAIN, STRATOSPHERE TOWER, FREEMONT ST. DOWN TOWN, Etc
  • LAS VEGAS HELICOPTER RIDE
  • GRAND CANYON WEST TOUR, HOOVER DAM, SKYWALK, CANON RIVER BOAT TOURS (OPTIONAL)
  • GUIDED CITY TOUR OF LOS ANGELES, HOLLYWOOD, SUNSET BLVD, AV OF THE STARS, RODEO DRIVE, AND OTHERS
  • UNIVERSAL STUDIOS - LOS ANGELES. VIP TOURS AVAILABLE (OPTIONAL)
  • GUIDED CITY TOUR SAN DIEGO
  • SEAWORLD SAN DIEGO
  • SHOPPING STOP AT OUTLET MALL, LOS ANGELES
  • SAN FRANCISCO FISHERMANS WHARF AND CABLE CAR RIDE
  • SAN FRANCISCO BAY CRUISE
  • SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES MUSEUM
  • GUIDED CITY TOUR OF SAN FRANCISCO - GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, CHINA TOWN, LOMBARD ST. , DOWNTOWN, FINANCIAL DISTRICT ETC

YOUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • DOMESTIC OR INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE, TRAVEL OR HEALTH INSURANCE
  • PASSPORT, VISA OR OTHER CONSULAR FEES
  • ITEMS OF PERSONAL NATURE SUCH AS TELEPHONE BILLS, PAY PER VIEW MOVIES, LAUNDRY EXPENSES OR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
  • ANY OTHER ITEMS NOT MENTIONED IN THIS ITINERARY
  • TRAVEL AND MEDICAL INSURANCE

PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICY

  • REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED 72 HOURS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE DATE, IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE
  • REGISTRATION FEE OF USD 100 IS NON-REFUNDABLE UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES
  • CANCELLATION POLICY AND CHARGES FROM TRAVEL DATE
    • BEYOND 30 DAYS – 90% REFUND LESS REGISTRATION FEE OF $100
    • BETWEEN 30 – 10 DAYS – 50% REFUND LESS REGISTRATION FEE OF $100
    • 10 DAYS AND LESS – NO REFUND

F.A.Q.

  • WILL MY TOUR BE ESCORTED

    Yes!!!! We are the only tour company to provide an Indian escort and/or Driver. Escort cell phone number will be provided prior to travel date.
  • AIRPORT MEET & GREET?

    Individual Meet & Greet at airports (Newark EWR, New York JFK). Airport pickup is included in the tour price for these arrivals. The Placard will read “Tours By Leisure a la Mode & PAX name”. We are unique in providing this service.
  • MEAL PREFERENCE?

    Indian vegetarian, Indian non-vegetarian, Jain food available for dinners. this preference should be mentioned in the tour registration form.
  • IS CANADIAN VISA REQUIRED?

    Indian Citizens require Canadian Visitor’s Visa to Enter Canada (Toronto).
  • CLOTHING?

    It is recommended that pax carry at least 2 sets of clothes suitable for cold weather. Comfortable footwear is a must, as some walking is required during sightseeing.
  • PERSONAL ITEMS?

    It is recommended that pax carry personal items (tooth brush, paste, shaving items, cologne, comb, small umbrella, medicines etc.) from points of origin.
  • BACK-PACK?

    It is recommended that pax carry a small back-pack.
  • WATER?

    A Bottle of water and one snack will be provided on the coach daily.
  • DAILY SCHEDULE?

    A copy of tour itinerary/map will be provided on arrival. The tour is escorted by an experienced tour leader/driver/escort. Daily wake-up, breakfast, lunch, dinner, activity times will be communicated to the group by the tour escort on a daily basis, or as required.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

  • INTER CITY TRAVEL TIMES (WITHOUT TRAFFIC)

    New York City > Washington DC by coach 4.5 hours
    Washington DC > Hershey, PA by coach 2.5 hours
    Hershey, PA > Niagara Falls by coach 6 hours
    Orlando > Miami by coach 4.5 hours
    Las Vegas > Grand Canyon West Rim by coach 9 hours (TO / FRO)
    Las Vegas > Los Angeles by coach 4.5 hours
    Los Angeles > San Diego by coach 2 hours
    Los Angeles > San Francisco by coach 6.5 hours
  • WEATHER

    For the most part weather is temperate during the tour season. July, august, & September could be warm. April & October could be cool. Temperature range 10-30 degrees Celsius
  • SAFETY

    Travel in America is safe. America has arguably the best law enforcement system in the world. Passengers should exercise reasonable caution in protecting their belongings during travel. Leisure a la Mode is not responsible for any theft or loss of passenger baggage or personal items
  • VUSA TICKETS REQUIRED

    None - the tour has been designed to minimize air travel. No VUSA tickets required

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • LEISURE A LA MODE ESCORT

    The function of a Leisure a la Mode Escort is to facilitate the operations of the tour. It is expected that Tour escorts will be treated with respect at all times. It is also expected that the escort’s privacy is respected during off hours (after dinner to breakfast time). The same rules apply to Driver/Escort.
  • ITINERARY CHANGES

    Request for itinerary changes by PAX will not be entertained. The tour escort will conduct the tour as per itinerary
  • MEALS MENU

    Leisure a la Mode contracts the very best restaurants and specifies menus with great care. Meals menu is predetermined. Hence, any request for change to the menu cannot be entertained. It is not practical to change meals menu at the last minute on a tour
  • HOTELS

    Room reservations at Hotels are done as per the rooming list or names received by Leisure a la Mode. Any special requests like adjoining rooms or rooms in a particular floor or direction cannot be guaranteed by Leisure a la Mode. Also, Check-in time for hotels is 3PM and Check-out time is 11AM. Leisure a la Mode cannot guarantee early check-in or late check-out. Hotels may charge a fee for this service and PAX is expected to pay for the same
  • MEAL TIMES

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at generally accepted times during the day. Reasonable flexibility is expected based on the itinerary and coach travel times
  • BAGGAGE

    Only 1 Standard Suitcase & one carry on size luggage is recommended for FDD tours. Please note that airlines will charge for additional luggage and weight. Also, Travel is more comfortable when baggage is light and in good condition. 1 Standard suitcase and 1 carry on size suitcase will be allowed on FDD tours. Oversize baggage is prohibited on FDD tours
 
 

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