Coast to Coast

13 Nights

New York, NY

You start by seeing the ‘’Big Apple’’ and its many famous landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and Central Park.  Then you head north to first of all see Niagara Falls and then visit the Amish in Pennsylvania; the communities have traditionally shunned many of today’s modern conveniences including motor vehicles. Gettysburg was the scene of a famous battle while your next stop is the Capital, Washington DC, named after the famous general who led the settlers to independence.

The West Coast is a comfortable flight away over a few time zones with LA your initial destination. The Greater LA region has much to recommend it but no trip to the South West of the USA is complete without a visit to the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. The journey out there and back is full of other gems like Phoenix, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley and Lake Powell. Today’s digital cameras allow you to capture all the images with ease to guarantee a memorable album once your holiday is over. 

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Highlights

  • Recognise New York even if you have never visited before. It has been the location for a host of films and programmes. Its many landmarks are equally as impressive in ‘’real life.’’
  • See Niagara Falls on the border with Canada. It is actually three waterfalls collectively known as Niagara and these days it is recognised as one of the natural wonders of the world.
  • Visit the Amish, a community of German/Swiss Anabaptists living in Pennsylvania. They are farmers, conservatively dressed and shunning many of today’s modern conveniences, including electricity.  
  • Head to Washington DC, USA’S Capital with the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue its main landmark. The Lincoln Memorial, Capitol and Smithsonian Institution are other major attractions.
  • Join the huge numbers visiting Los Angeles each year wanting to see Hollywood, the homes of celebrities in Beverley Hills and fashionable coastal resorts like Malibu and Santa Monica.
  • See Monument Valley that has been used in ‘’western films’’ for many years. It is part of the Colorado Plateau with sandstone buttes, some 1,000 feet high standing erect above the valley floor.
  • Impressed you will be by the Grand Canyon, carved out by the Colorado River. Some even holiday down in the Canyon but you just have time to take in its beauty and get some great photographs.
  • Experience Las Vegas, built in the middle of the Mojave Desert yet offering genuine 21st Century comfort and entertainment. It was created for gamblers but today’s audiences get much more.
  • Day 1 - New York Arrival
  • Day 2 - New York
  • Day 3 - New York to The Finger Lakes to Niagara Falls
  • Day 4 - Niagara Falls to Amish Country
  • Day 5 - Amish Country to Gettysburg to Washington, D.C
  • Day 6 - Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles
  • Day 7 - Los Angeles to The O.C. to San Diego to Los Angeles
  • Day 8 - Los Angeles to Palm Springs to Phoenix
  • Day 9 - Phoenix to Sedona to Grand Canyon
  • Day 10 - Grand Canyon to Monument Valley to Page/Lake Powell
  • Day 11 - Page/Lake Powell to Kanab to Bryce Canyon
  • Day 12 - Bryce Canyon to Zion to Las Vegas
  • Day 13 - Las Vegas
  • Day 14 - Las Vegas to Los Angeles
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Arrive in New York City and transfer independently to your hotel where you will meet your Tour Director.

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The Westin New York Grand Central

The Westin New York Grand Central welcomes travelers to New York City with thoughtful amenities, inspired accommodations and a superb location in Midtown Manhattan. Benefit from our proximity to local points of interest like Grand Central Terminal, Bryant Park and Madison Square Garden, plus enjoy seamless access to downtown via an array of nearby public transportation hubs. Optimize your stay in Manhattan at our modern, well-appointed hotel. Features include a 3,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio, award-winning dining at THE LCL: Bar & Kitchen and 15,000 square feet of contemporary meeting space. Whether you're visiting for business or for pleasure, The Westin New York Grand Central offers the perfect location to discover Manhattan.

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!

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The Westin New York Grand Central

The Westin New York Grand Central welcomes travelers to New York City with thoughtful amenities, inspired accommodations and a superb location in Midtown Manhattan. Benefit from our proximity to local points of interest like Grand Central Terminal, Bryant Park and Madison Square Garden, plus enjoy seamless access to downtown via an array of nearby public transportation hubs. Optimize your stay in Manhattan at our modern, well-appointed hotel. Features include a 3,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio, award-winning dining at THE LCL: Bar & Kitchen and 15,000 square feet of contemporary meeting space. Whether you're visiting for business or for pleasure, The Westin New York Grand Central offers the perfect location to discover Manhattan.

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.

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Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel

The Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Niagara Falls on historic Lundy’s Lane, just one and a quarter mile from world-famous Niagara Falls and minutes away from dozens of the city’s most popular attractions.

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.

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The Genetti Hotel & Suites

Affordable Williamsport Hotel EleganceWilliamsport Pennsylvania’s Premier Hotel & Conference Center

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).

Doubletree Washington Silver Spring

Our DoubleTree hotel in Silver Spring, MD is located near a lively entertainment district, the Metro Red Line commuter rail, and Interstate 495/Capital Beltway. Walk or take our hotel shuttle to the restaurants, shops and entertainment venues in downtown Silver Spring, or ride the Metro commuter train - only two blocks away - to Washington DC. Discover Silver Spring's pedestrian-friendly downtown. The hotel is close to the American Film Institute's Silver Theater, Round House Theatre, Discovery Communications, FDA, NOAA, Howard University, NIH and Walter Reed. Stay within 45 minutes of Washington National Airport and the Baltimore/Washington International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC-Silver Spring features modern guest rooms and suites, each with complimentary WiFi, work desks and natural stone bathrooms. Upgrade to a suite for a deluxe private room, separate living area, and walk-in closet. Maintain your exercise routine in our heated indoor pool and fully equipped fitness center.

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).

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Holiday Inn Anaheim - Fullerton

Property Location With a stay at Holiday Inn Anaheim - Fullerton in Fullerton (Fullerton - North Orange County), you'll be minutes from Hope International University and California State University Fullerton. This hotel is within close proximity of Fullerton Arboretum and Fullerton College.

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.

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Holiday Inn Anaheim - Fullerton

Property Location With a stay at Holiday Inn Anaheim - Fullerton in Fullerton (Fullerton - North Orange County), you'll be minutes from Hope International University and California State University Fullerton. This hotel is within close proximity of Fullerton Arboretum and Fullerton College.

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.

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We Ko Pa Resort and Conference Center

Discover the beauty, tranquility and culture of Arizona’s captivating Sonoran Desert at the AAA Four Diamond We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center!

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 colorful canyon’s plunging gorges, and rising spires formed by the mighty Colorado River.

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Yavapai Lodge

At Yavapai Lodge®, natural beauty meets the magic of convenience. Set within the incredible scenery of the park, this Grand Canyon hotel occupies a prime location in the canyon. It's about a one-mile walk from the canyon's South Rim and steps from the general store, bank and post office. Of course, it's more than just the perfect place to start your adventure. Its newly-remodeled main lodge makes it a great place to relax and recharge, thanks to cozy seating areas and an outdoor patio.

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 Colorado 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.

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Best Western Plus Lake Powell

The Best Western Plus at Lake Powell hotel in downtown Page, AZ offers charming, clean accommodations and exceptional service. It is walking distance to many local restaurants, bars, and grocery stores. Hotel is a short distance from Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon, Glen Canyon Dam, Horseshoe Bend, and Monument Valley.

Enter the state of Utah this morning. Pass through the town of Kanab before visiting spectacular Bryce Canyon, where a tour through a multi-colored 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.

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Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn

Ruby’s Inn is the closest lodging to Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah and is the perfect place to base your exploration of this beautiful area. We offer the finest in Accommodations, RV Park/Campground and amenities in the Bryce Canyon region. Ruby’s Inn at Bryce Canyon is also a destination in and of itself. You’ll enjoy Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Guided ATV Rides and Helicopter Tours, along with western experiences such as Rodeos and more.    

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.

Luxor Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

Known for its iconic pyramid shape, Luxor is located on the Las Vegas Strip and features a casino and live entertainment. It provides a full-service spa, 4 large pools and a hot tub.

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-caliber 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.

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Luxor Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

Known for its iconic pyramid shape, Luxor is located on the Las Vegas Strip and features a casino and live entertainment. It provides a full-service spa, 4 large pools and a hot tub.

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.

  • Morning city tour of New York City
  • Wine tasting in the beautiful Finger Lakes District
  • Time to stroll the banks of Niagara Falls
  • Tour Gettysburg National Military Park
  • Visit the glamorous desert retreat of Palm Springs
  • Tour the Navajo Indian Reservation and visit Monument Valley
  • Walk along the rim of Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Full Day visit and tour of San Diego
  • “Shop ‘til you drop” at designer discount outlets in Las Vegas
  • Photo stop at the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign
  • See the red rocks of Sedona