Exciting America - 08 May 2019- 19 Days

The United States of America has diversity in collection of attractions.

08 May 2019- 19 Days

Tour Itinerary

Exciting America with Bahamas Cruise

19 Days / 18 Nights

 

SIGHTSEEING FOR WHICH ENTRANCE FEE ARE INCLUDED

WASHINGTON DC:  Air & Space museum

NEW YORK: One World Observatory, Statue of Liberty Cruise, 9/11 Memorial museum
NIAGARA: Maid of the Mist
SAN FRANCISCO: Bay Cruise

LAS VEGAS: Grand Canyon Bus tour with Skywalk, Helicopter ride
LOS ANGELES: Universal Studio
BAHAMAS: 4 nights on Bahamas cruise with private-Island visit while on board cruise

ORLANDO: NASA Kennedy Space Centre, Disney EPCOT Centre

 

CITY TOURS INCLUDED

Washington DC, New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angele

 

Report to Bangalore International Airport on 08th May 2019

00:45 Hrs Report to Bengaluru International Airport
01:45 Hrs Check into Qatar Airways QR573 to Doha
03:45 Hrs Depart from Bangalore to Doha
05:50 Hrs Arrive in Doha
08:45 Hrs Depart from Doha to Washington DC by Qatar Airways QR707
15:35 Hrs Arrive in Washington DC

DAY-WISE ITINERARY:

 

Day 01: 08th May 2019

 Arrival day

Welcome to the national capital of United States. The capital of the US is laced with American history and is home to truly inspirational monuments and great museums. Washington DC was envisioned by its founders as a commercial centre as well as the seat of government. After more than 200 years as the nation’s capital, Washington is brimming with a unique history of its own which you will experience first-hand. This day, upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. Enjoy your first Indian dinner in the US at an Indian restaurant this night.
Overnight at hotel

Meal Plan: Dinner

 

Day 02: 09th May 2019

Air & Space Museum and City Tour

The first day of sightseeing in the US begins in the capital of the world’s most powerful democracy. George Washington, the first president and namesake of the city, chose this city for the Capital of the US and appointed three commissioners to help prepare for the arrival of the new government in 1800. Washington DC was envisioned by its founders as a commercial center as well as the seat of government. As home to the federal government, DC attracts a diverse mix of government workers, members of Congress from every state, foreign emissaries, lobbyists, petitioners and protestors. Our first stop is the National Air & Space Museum. The National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall houses the famous icons of flight: the original Wright Flyer, the Spirit of St. Louis, Space-Ship One, the Apollo 11 command module and a touchable lunar rock. Next enjoy Indian buffet for lunch in Washington DC. Later enjoy Washington DC guided City Tour. See the Whitehouse up close take pictures. Drive by Union Station. See the Capital Hill and The Capitol. Drive by Pentagon.

Overnight at hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 03: 10th May 2019 

Arrive into New York

This day depart to New York by road. The journey takes approximately 4 hours. Home to the Empire State Building, Times Square, Statue of Liberty and other iconic sites, New York City is a fast-paced, globally influential centre of art, culture, fashion and finance. The great metropolis of New York City is the nerve centre of America. This is the city that never sleeps. Packed streets, architectural wonders, cafes and endless maze of shops – New York is an urban wanderer's delight. This evening, arrive into New York and depending on the day’s traffic conditions and arrival time in New York City, proceed either to Times Square or to the hotel for check in.

Overnight at hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 04: 11th May 2019 

Statue of Liberty, 9/11 Memorial Museum and City Tour
This day will be spent in the trendsetter city of New York - the city that wears many crowns. The first stop in New York is the world-famous Statue of Liberty. The Lady of Liberty stands guard over a modern set of human pursuits. For over a hundred years, the torch-wielding icon, clad in copper greens has welcomed the ‘tired, poor, and huddled masses’ to the city that is the gateway to endless opportunity.  A ferry ride to Liberty Island will show a spectacular view of the New York City Skyline. Later visit the National September 11 Memorial Museum, an inspiring tribute to the American resilience. In 2014 the 9/11 Memorial Museum unveiled its 10,000-strong collection of artefacts. Proceed on a guided city tour of New York. Visit Central Park, Rockefeller Centre, Wall Street and the United National building for a photo stop from the outside. In the evening, get a panoramic view of New York City from the top of the observatory deck of World Trade Centre. Positioned on top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, on levels 100, 101, and 102 of the 1,776 ft tall One World Trade Centre building, One World Observatory™ provides unique, panoramic views of New York City, its most iconic sites, and surrounding waters.

Overnight at hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 05: 12th May 2019 

Maid of the Mist Boat Tour
This day say good bye to New York and proceed to the world’s most famous water falls – the Niagara.

Niagara, the town of the world-famous falls, forms one of the natural wonders of the world. Niagara is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between Canada and the United States. Misty sprays and the majestic scale of this roaring cascade make it a marvellous spectacle. Up on arrival, enjoy the maid of the mist at the Niagara Falls. Journey into the heart of one of North America’s most powerful waterfalls. Hear the thundering roar of 600,000 gallons of water falling right before your eyes. Feel the mighty rush of the mist on your face aboard the Maid of the Mist. Later check in to the hotel, freshen up and visit the shops for buying souvenirs. Walk to the horse shoe falls to enjoy the falls by night at leisure.
Overnight at hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

DAY 06: 13th May 2019 

Fly to San Francisco

The most important city on this tour is the city of San Francisco. Fly to San Francisco from Buffalo airport after experiencing Niagara. No other city is as adept at combining disparate elements to create something new: taking the familiar and marrying it to the unknown; merging people’s expectations to moments of unpredictability; uniting long-held notions with startling innovations. The attraction of San Francisco is not any one thing, but the combination of many different things. By some counts San Francisco has more than 140 different neighbourhoods – some of which are more attitude than latitude. Arrive into San Francisco and check in to the hotel.

Later enjoy Dinner.
Overnight at hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

DAY 07: 14th May 2019 

Bay Cruise and City tour

This day enjoy a sightseeing tour of San Francisco. Visit the famous Golden Gate Bridge, with the world's highest bridge towers. Once called "the bridge that couldn't be built," today it is one the seven wonders of the modern world. This magnificent span, perhaps San Francisco's most famous landmark, opened in 1937 after a four-year struggle against relentless winds, fog, rock and treacherous tides. Continue to Twin Peaks and then the Lombard Street. Often called the “crookedest” street in the world, this scenic road on Russian Hill features tight turns, fragrant gardens and beautiful views of the bay, Alcatraz, and Coit Tower. Visit the Pier 39 —the most visited destination in San Francisco. Located along the historic San Francisco Waterfront, PIER 39’s location provides the picture-perfect backdrop for postcard views of the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, Alcatraz, Angel Island and the famous City skyline. Continue the city tour and visit the Nob Hill, Civic Centre, Union Square, and Fisherman’s Wharf. Later enjoy the Bay Cruise. This fully-narrated cruise sails underneath the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, around mysterious Alcatraz Island, past Angel Island State Park, and along San Francisco’s historic waterfront. Enjoy fantastic photo opportunities and breath-taking views
Overnight at hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch| Dinner

 

DAY 08: 15th May 2019

Fly to Las Vegas, City tour

Leave behind the east coast and fly to the other half of the US. Begin the west coast with Sin City - the world-renowned city of Casinos. There's no better place than Las Vegas to celebrate life. One of the ultimate fun things to do in Vegas is people watching on the Strip! It may sound mundane, but with the cross-section of visitors and celebrities who come to Las Vegas, it's usually primetime entertainment. There are several terrific vantage points on the Strip that offers a great outdoor view of Las Vegas Boulevard. Cruising the Strip is required for any first-timer, by car or by foot. Check out the enormous digital marquees for amazing shows you'll only find in Las Vegas. Las Vegas is internationally renowned as a major resort city that offers the world’s best casinos, shopping, fine dining and nightlife. On arrival proceed to the hotel and check in based on the time of arrival. In the evening, proceed for a city tour and experience the spectacular colourful dancing water fountains of the Bellagio, the Pirate Ships at Treasure Island, Stratosphere Tower, Downtown Vegas, and of course Fremont street, where over 12 million lights create a free show with pumping music.

Overnight at hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

DAY 09: 16th May 2019 

Grand Canyon Ground Tour and Las Vegas Helicopter ride

No matter how much one reads about the Grand Canyon or how many photographs one sees, nothing really prepares for the sight of it. One of the world's seven natural wonders, it's so startlingly familiar and iconic. Vast, magnificent and inarguably beautiful, the Grand Canyon is easily Arizona’s most distinguishable landmark – and a natural wonder that one simply must see to believe. Stretching 277 miles from end to end, steep, rocky walls descend more than a mile to the canyon’s floor, where the wild Colorado River traces a swift course southwest.

Take the scenic ground tour of The Grand Canyon by bus and visit the amazing Skywalk, the glass bridge that is suspended 4000 Ft. above the Colorado River on the edge of the Grand Canyon. Its structure is made up of materials weighing the same as 71 fully loaded Boeing 747 Airplanes. Once back in Vegas, later in the night, enjoy the helicopter tour of the Las Vegas strip.
Overnight at hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

DAY 10: 17th May 2019 

Arrive into Los Angeles, City tour

This day begins with a drive to Los Angles, the entertainment capital of the world. Since its founding on September 4, 1781, Los Angeles has grown into a dynamic metropolis with its eye on the future, while preserving its extraordinary cultural heritage. LA is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world, making it a truly global city. LA has a long history with film, TV, music and literature. Los Angeles has something for everyone, a flourishing Downtown, lifestyle playgrounds for the rich and famous, acclaimed restaurants, trend-setting art and fashion scenes and internationally flavoured neighbourhoods. L.A.’s top attractions and activities are guaranteed family fun.

Upon arrival into Los Angeles, enjoy a city tour of Los Angeles. Drive through the Hollywood, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Beverly Hills, Grumman Chinese Theatre, Sunset strip, Rodeo Drive for the world' most expensive shopping and China town for some good bargains. Later check into the hotel.
Overnight at hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

DAY 11: 18th May 2019 

Full day tour to Universal Studios

Today, Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience! Find a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place:  thrilling theme park rides and shows, a real working movie studio, and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at City Walk. Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique experience that’s fun for the whole family. Go behind the scenes on a real working movie studio. Face heart-pounding rides and shows that put you inside some of the world’s biggest movies. End your day with the energy and excitement of Universal City Walk, where everything is Always Unexpected. All this and much more. Only at Universal Studios Hollywood, the Entertainment Capital of L.A.

Overnight at hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 12: 19th May 2019 

Fly to Orlando

Today, we check out and board a flight to Orlando. Orlando is the theme park capital of the world. With all there is to see and do in the theme park capital of the world, Orlando delivers magical experiences and adventurous thrills unlike anywhere else. Orlando is also the most visited destination in the U.S.
Upon arriving into Orlando check in to the hotel.
Overnight at hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 13: 20th May 2019 

Board the Cruise          

After Breakfast at hotel, this morning is at leisure for you. Later in the afternoon, we proceed to Cape Canaveral or Miami to board Cruise. Upon boarding, we enjoy Indian Lunch on board. Check in to your cabins and relax as the cruise sets sail. Indian Dinner on board at Cruise.

Overnight on-board Royal Caribbean cruise

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 14: 21st May 2019 

Cruise

This morning the cruise arrives into a private island. The island has excellent water sports and we have the full day to enjoy these sports (to be paid separately).

Indian Lunch on board

Indian Dinner on board Cruise

Overnight on-board cruise

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 15: 22nd May 2019 

Cruise

This day, the cruise arrives into Nassau, capital of Bahamas. The ship docks till the evening and we are free to explore the streets of Nassau on our own.

Indian Lunch on board

Indian Dinner on board Cruise

Overnight on-board cruise

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 16: 23rd May 2019 

Cruise

After Breakfast, this day we sail back to port Canaveral, Orlando or Miami. We are at the sea and are free to enjoy the magnificent Bahamas and also the ship facilities.

Indian Lunch on board

Indian Dinner on board Cruise

Overnight on-board cruise

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

DAY 17: 24th May 2019

Visit Kennedy Space Centre

This morning arrive back to Orlando and disembark from the cruise. After spending leisure days at the sea, it is time to experience man’s adventure with outer space. This day will be an unforgettable visit to America's premier space agency NASA. Explore Space Shuttle Atlantis, Apollo/Saturn V Centre and meet a veteran NASA astronaut. There’s no better way to get a glimpse of Kennedy Space Centre than on the Kennedy Space Centre Tour. Take a NASA bus for a drive-by view of a launch pad and then experience the historic Apollo 8 launch site and marvel at a massive 363-foot-long Saturn V moon rocket at the Apollo/Saturn V Centre. Here, see the closest viewing location of the shuttle launch pads, the Shuttle Landing Facility, a panoramic view of all launch pads from the NASA Causeway & catch a glimpse of NASA's gigantic Crawler Transporters. Later proceed to Orlando. Upon arrival, check into the hotel
Overnight stay at hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 18: 25th May 2019

Visit Epcot Centre
This morning starts with the visit to the Epcot centre where you can touch the future and travel the world with an amazing array of attractions and live performances. Celebrating the human spirit, Epcot has 2 distinct realms: Future World, which features technological innovations, and World Showcase, which shares with Guests the culture and cuisine of 11 countries: Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, the United States, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom and Canada. This is an area of 260 acres devoted to past achievements and the future of technology. Blast off on a journey through space, glide high above over California, transform into a secret agent and more.               Delight in spectacular live performances from rocking musicians.

Overnight at hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

DAY 19: 26th May 2019 

Departure day

On the last day of the tour, say goodbye to America and checkout from the Hotel and transfer to Airport to board Qatar Airways QR778 departing at 1920 hrs and arrive in Doha by 1615 hrs on 27th May 2019. On arrival board connecting flight to Bangalore on Qatar Airways QR572 departing at 1930 Hrs. Arrive Bangalore by 0220 Hrs on 28th May 2019.

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch

 

INDICATIVE LIST OF HOTELS

The list of hotels mentioned below are likely to be provided. However, Chariot reserves the right to provide alternate hotels that are similar to the ones mentioned below. The final hotel list may vary from the below for each group.

CITY DURATION HOTEL NAME CATEGORY GUEST RATINGS
Washington DC 2 nights Hotel Sheraton College Park

Wyndham

Or similar

4 Star

4 Star

4.2 - 381 guests

4.8 - 532 guests

New York 2 nights Renaissance Woodbridge

Radisson NJ

Or similar

4 Star

4 Star

3.6 - 349 guests

4.1 - 116 guests

Niagara 1 night Holiday Inn Niagara at the falls

Radisson Grand

Or Similar

4 Star

4 Star

3 - 386 guests

4 - 896 guests

San Francisco 2 nights Crown Plaza Union City

Holiday Inn San Francisco

4 Star

4 Star

3 - 276 guests

3.1 - 265 guests

Las Vegas 2 nights Luxor

Monte Carlo

Or Similar

4 Star

4 Star

4.1 - 22,003 guests

4.0 - 11,472 guests

Los Angeles 2 nights Double Tree Whittier

Radisson Covina

4 Star

4 Star

4.1 - 972 guests

3.8 - 96 guests

Orlando 3 nights Holiday Inn Covina

Or Similar

4 Star 4.2 - 1778 guests

Guest Ratings shown above are as per TripAdvisor ratings

 

TOUR COST

Adult on twin/triple sharing basis (12+ years) child (2-12 years) sharing room with 2 adults, no extra bed Reduce International Airfare Reduce US Visa Fee Additional Cost for Single Occupancy
Rs. 4,84,900 Rs. 4,24,900 Rs. 74,000 Rs. 11,500 Rs. 109,000

Includes Applicable GST

 

SPECIAL REDUCTION

FOR ALL BOOKINGS RECEIVED ON OR BEFORE  31st JAN 2019

25,000/-

(Applicable to child also)

 

TOUR COST INCLUDES

Return economy class air ticket and airport tax from Bangalore by Qatar Airways
One-time U.S Visa application fee
Hotel accommodation as indicated with daily American breakfast
4 nights on board Bahamas Cruise in inside state cabin category from Orlando or Miami. In case of non-availability, any other 3 nights or 4 nights cruise of similar category will be provided
18 American Breakfast, 18 Indian lunches, USD 15.00 / person meal voucher at NASA Kennedy Space Centre, EPCOT and Universal Studios & 18 Indian dinner (including packed dinner if required). (1 variety Indian bread, 2 veg curries, 1 non-veg gravy, coloured rice, water)
All airport and inter-city transfers by luxury coaches
All sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary including required entry fees
Domestic Internal Airfare including 1 check in bag: Buffalo to San Francisco, San Francisco to Las Vegas, Los Angeles to Orlando
Entry tickets to Statue of Liberty Island cruise, One World Observatory,  9/11 Memorial Museum, Maid of the Mist, Bay Cruise, Grand Canyon Bus tour with skywalk, LAS Helicopter ride, Universal Studios, Epcot, Kennedy Space Centre

Driver Tips
English speaking step-on city guides in Washington DC, New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Los Angeles for 2.5 to 4 hours maximum

English speaking Indian Tour Managers from Washington DC to Los Angeles and in Orlando except on board cruise

Insurance coverage up to age 65 years

2 x 500 ml water bottles/person/day in coach only

 

TOUR COST EXCLUDES

Any services not mentioned under Inclusions

 

PLEASE NOTE

The day wise itinerary and routing will vary depending on the day of arrival at Washington DC, but the overall inclusion and sightseeing attractions will remain the same for all departures.

Visa Requirements

  • Passport: Original Passport with validity of minimum six months and minimum two blank page for visa stamp
  • Interview Appointment letters : Two appointments will be scheduled, one for the visa interview at the Embassy or Consulate and one for the Offsite Facilitation Center for the submission of biometric information.
  • Photo Specification: Photo will be clicked at the time of interview. Although, it is advisable to carry two photographs
  • Covering Letter: Covering-Letter from applicant on business letter head mentioning name, designation, passport number
  • Financials
    a) Company and Personal ITR for 3 yrs.
    b) Salary slip for the last six months.
    c) Original Company and Personal Bank Statement for last six months mentioning the Bank’s name, Bank’s Telephone Number clearly
    d) Credit Card copy/Foreign Exchange endorsement
    e) Company’s Balance Sheet
    f) Property papers/Fixed Deposits/Investments.
  • Proof of Occupation
    a) Company Registration Certificate / Certificate of Incorporation
    b) Brief Company Profile
    c) Articles of Memorandum (Incase the applicant is MD/Director)
    d) Proof of Proprietorship / Partnership (In case applicant is Proprietor / Partner in a firm)
    e) Import / Export License (if applicable)
    Employed:
    a) Copy of Appointment letter/Leave certificate from the Employer.
    Student :
    a) Leave Sanction Letter and id card copy from school
    b) Parents have to provide ITR, Bank statement and NOC letter.

NOTE: Please Contact Us for further details

Terms & Conditions

* Maximum cash that can be accepted towards this tour is Rs. 199000/- only