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New York to Hollywood - The Best of the USA

16 days from £2149*
Departing: May 2017 - June 2018
* Price shown: 29 October 2017 from London Heathrow - LHR - HGV
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Discover the best of both coasts. Visit Washington DC and Philadelphia, and spend three nights in glittering Manhattan before you fly west to glorious San Francisco. See nature at its most spectacular at Yosemite and the Grand Canyon, and explore the man-made wonders of Las Vegas and colourful Hollywood.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Begin in historic, iconic Washington DC
  • Step back in time and explore past US capital, Philadelphia
  • Enjoy two full days in mesmerising New York City
  • Fly west to San Francisco
  • Yosemite National Park, one of America's natural wonders
  • Enjoy two nights in exciting Las Vegas
  • The awesome Grand Canyon - one of the most stunning sights on Earth
  • Two nights close to glorious Los Angeles
  • Visit Hollywood, the movie capital of the world
  • 14 nights' room-only accommodation in a series of carefully chosen hotels in Georgetown (2 nights), New York (3), San Francisco (2), Visalia (1), Las Vegas (2), Laughlin (2), Buena Park (2)
  • Return flights from your chosen airport to Washington DC returning from Los Angeles
  • An internal flight from New York to San Francisco
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by friendly, experienced Tour Managers in the USA

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Washington DC to meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel in Washington's historic, stylish Georgetown district.

Day Two

Enjoy a day in the 'most powerful city on Earth'. Our optional guided tour will reveal the giant, domed Capitol Building on 'the Hill', the vast Library of Congress and the Supreme Court.

Stretching two miles from the Capitol to the Potomac River, the vast, manicured acres of National Mall boast the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Smithsonian museums and - at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue - the White House itself.

Day Three

This morning we'll journey north to the original US capital, historic Philadelphia.

Our orientation tour, which will bring to life the colourful story of America's birth and the characters of the men, like Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, who brought it to life.

After a fascinating day, you'll continue north to New York City.

Days Four and Five

The "city that never sleeps" is among the world's most exciting, most colourful and most welcoming destinations. The Manhattan skyline towers over the oasis of Central Park, while the Statue of Liberty stands watch over the sea. Spend two days soaking up the atmosphere - from Fifth Avenue's famous stores and bustling Times Square to the world-class collections of Museum Mile and the irrepressible buzz of Harlem. Discover the city's secrets on our optional excursions.

Day Six

Transfer to the airport, this morning, and fly west to San Francisco. Our coach will transfer you into the city to the hotel once you arrive, and you'll be free to rest and relax, and enjoy your first evening in the city by the bay.

Day Seven

Join this morning's optional guided tour of San Francisco to discover Union Square, quirky North Beach, hippie hang-out Haight-Ashbury and stylish Nob Hill, before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge to the pretty artists' colony of Sausalito and then riding the Bay Ferry back to the city.

This evening, why not head to colourful Chinatown, or take the cable car down to bustling Fisherman's Wharf?

Day Eight

Journey inland and east into the Sierra Nevada, to Yosemite National Park. Renowned for its magnificent valley, spectacular granite domes and peaks, plunging waterfalls and giant sequoias, this stunning wilderness offers an unforgettable spectacle that is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip. Tonight you'll stay in Visalia, in California's fertile central valley.

Day Nine

Today's long journey takes you into the desert landscape of Nevada, to spend two nights in Las Vegas, the world's most famous 'oasis'.

Day 10

Today you're free to explore Vegas' countless attractions. Check out the 'megaresorts' of the Strip and Downtown - with their gaming rooms, shopping malls, diverse entertainments and endless dining opportunities - or join today's optional excursion to the Hoover Dam, which holds back the waters of mighty, man-made Lake Mead.

This evening, discover the city's lights on an the optional 'Vegas Nights' helicopter flight, and perhaps take in a show in one of the famous lounges.

Day 11

After a relaxed morning, board the coach for a trip through the desert landscape to Laughlin, a 'Vegas in Miniature' on the Colorado River, and your base for the next two nights.

Day 12

One of the tour's most unforgettable days awaits, today, as you journey to the edge of the startling and spectacular Grand Canyon. The vast chasm, carved out by the Colorado River, is one mile deep and six miles wide, and is filled with sandstone pinnacles and stark promontories. Survey the scene from the South Rim, and perhaps take an optional helicopter flight for even more stupendous views.

Day 13

This morning we'll cross back into California heading for our final hotel, in Buena Park close to Los Angeles.

Day 14

Rest and relax in the hotel, enjoying the sunshine for which southern California is renowned, or join an optional excursion to explore Santa Monica. Stroll down the boardwalk, see the pier and Ferris wheel and enjoy the exceptional shopping on Third Street Promenade, then take the beautiful coastal drive along the bay to chic, picturesque Malibu.

Day 15

Bidding farewell to the hotel, this morning you'll enjoy a visit to the star-studded streets of Hollywood, where landmarks include Mann's Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then transfer to Los Angeles Airport to board your overnight flight home.

Day 16

Arrive back in the UK, at the end of a wonderful holiday.
Departure Airport Date Price From Code
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 14 May 2017 £2149.00 NF7HGV14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 04 June 2017 £2249.00 NF7HGV14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 03 September 2017 £2269.00 NF7HGV14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 17 September 2017 £2269.00 NF7HGV14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 15 October 2017 £2269.00 NF7HGV14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 22 October 2017 £2269.00 NF7HGV14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 29 October 2017 £2149.00 NF7HGV14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 13 May 2018 £2269.00 F18HGV14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 03 June 2018 £2349.00 F18HGV14
Manchester
Manchester 14 May 2017 £2299.00 NF7HGW14
Manchester
Manchester 04 June 2017 £2399.00 NF7HGW14
Manchester
Manchester 03 September 2017 £2469.00 NF7HGW14
Manchester
Manchester 17 September 2017 £2469.00 NF7HGW14
Manchester
Manchester 15 October 2017 £2469.00 NF7HGW14
Manchester
Manchester 22 October 2017 £2469.00 NF7HGW14
Manchester
Manchester 29 October 2017 £2349.00 NF7HGW14
Manchester
Manchester 13 May 2018 £2469.00 F18HGW14
Manchester
Manchester 03 June 2018 £2549.00 F18HGW14
Newcastle
Newcastle 14 May 2017 £2299.00 NF7HGX14
Newcastle
Newcastle 04 June 2017 £2399.00 NF7HGX14
Newcastle
Newcastle 03 September 2017 £2469.00 NF7HGX14
Newcastle
Newcastle 17 September 2017 £2469.00 NF7HGX14
Newcastle
Newcastle 15 October 2017 £2469.00 NF7HGX14
Newcastle
Newcastle 22 October 2017 £2469.00 NF7HGX14
Newcastle
Newcastle 29 October 2017 £2349.00 NF7HGX14
Newcastle
Newcastle 13 May 2018 £2469.00 F18HGX14
Newcastle
Newcastle 03 June 2018 £2549.00 F18HGX14

New York to Hollywood Touring Hotels 

The hotels used on our tours will meet the standard of a good, three-star European hotel. Rooms will have private bathrooms, telephones and TV. The vast majority will also have tea- and coffee-making facilities. There will always be a bar or restaurant on site or nearby.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 45 minutes.

Passports and visas

When travelling to the USA, British citizens require passports with an integrated chip (shown on the front by a small rectangular symbol beneath the word PASSPORT), valid beyond the return date from the USA. Visas are not normally required for entry, but visitors must apply for an ESTA online with US Immigration at least 72 hours before departure at www.cbp.gov/esta . The current charge is $14 for British Citizens. British subjects and anyone who has a criminal record or has ever been arrested should consult the US Embassy as a visa may be required. Note too that if you have visited Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia or Yemen since March 2011, or have dual nationality with any of these countries, you do require a US visa and cannot travel on the Visa Waiver Program.

Tipping

Gratuities are a way of life in North America, and it is generally accepted that they form part of a person's earnings. Customary gratuity to a coach driver or tour manager is about $5 per person per day; in a taxi or a restaurant leave 12-15 per cent of the bill and, in the bar, leave a dollar or so per drink.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted on any coach forming part of your holiday; regular stops will be made though for your comfort en route. The majority of hotels in North America are non-smoking throughout including in all bedrooms. In general smoking outside is acceptable, but do look out for signs prohibiting this close to public entrances or bus stops.

Casino age restrictions

Local laws stipulate that that there must be at least one person aged 21 or over occupying each room booked. Casino floors cannot be entered by under 21s unless they are accompanied by an adult aged over 21.

On your flight

All outbound flights depart and arrive on the same day. All return flights leave in the evening and land in the UK the next day. On-board meals will usually include lunch and a snack on outward flights, and dinner and breakfast on flight home. Soft drinks are complimentary, but some airlines will charge for alcoholic drinks.

Luggage allowance

You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.

Helicopter flights

Sightseeing flights by helicopter are weight controlled and balanced. Please contact us if you wish to book a helicopter flight and your bodyweight exceeds 250lb. (In such cases, a seat may have to be left empty, and some companies may charge a premium.)

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

Hotel rooms

Standard hotel rooms in North America will contain one or two double- or queen-sized beds, and it is not possible to add extra beds to the room. Parties consisting of more than two travellers, but who have only booked one room, will be expected to make use of the two beds provided. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

New York to Hollywood - The Best of the USA reviews verified by Reevoo

New York to Hollywood - The Best of the USAScores 7.6 out of 10 based on 7 reviews
(6 out of 10)

ALAN

Stowmarket. Couple
Overall the holiday was good. It was very busy and we saw lots of famous places in USA.
The biggest down side was the internal flight from New York to San Francisco. Newmarket Travel would not give us booking ref numbers until ten days before departure, by which time all seats available for people wishing to sit together were taken.[Out of the fifteen couples in our group, only two managed to sit together]. This flight is six hours long, many people did not get food while onboard. This flight is an area that needs to be addressed, for future travellers on this holiday. The flights to and from America, were very good, and we would travel with Virgin Atlantic again.
Confirmed traveller: 30 May 2016
Published on: 18 June 2016
(7 out of 10)

ELIZABETH

Stevenage Family
The holiday visiting all the different places was good and there was lots to pack in. It was let down by the Newmarket tour guides on the east coast Stephnie was very unknowledgeable about the places we were visiting and it felt more like she was on holiday as well. On the west coast with Ken although he was knowledgable he was very dominant we had to do things his way. The sitting plan where he didn't make allowances for my mum who gets travel sick if she sits at the back even though she advised him of this the first night. He also did not wait for us to get the bus to the optional helicopter ride even though we could have been no more than 5 minutes late. The bus only stopped as another person on the tour saw us running through the car park. I have detailed all of these points in an email sent yesterday evening.
Confirmed traveller: 30 May 2016
Published on: 13 June 2016
(8 out of 10)

JOHN

Ferring West Sussex Couple
Lovely holiday but would have preferred more time in Yosemite and Grand Canyon national parks. The Philadelphia stop off was a waste of time as only spied the Liberty Bell from outside and was told by the guide that it was $14 to get in when in fact it was free. She obviously wanted to rush us back to the coach. The hotels were all fine with the exception of New York. (See separate complaint).
Confirmed traveller: 30 May 2016
Published on: 13 June 2016
(8 out of 10)

JAMES

Liverpool Couple
A really good holiday,a whirlwind 2 weeks! Did not like the tipping "Experience", also expected to tip a set amount to tour guides. Hotels for the most were very good ,but the last 4 days were a disappointment Laughlin ,after Las Vegas was a let down, as was Buena Park.
Confirmed traveller: 30 May 2016
Published on: 13 June 2016
(8 out of 10)

ANGELA

Farnborough Couple
Good varied taster our of America.
Nice to have time in cities/towns to our selves.
Tiring as moving every couple of days.
West coast has some very long coach journeys.
Need some better time management by tour guides as sometimes need longer time in places to either see them or eat.
Ridiculous having to move seats in coach everyday at tour guides insistence (apart from a couple who had same front seat everyday, the only seats which would have benefited a change of seat for all!) when the majority of us were happy sitting where we wanted to.
Confirmed traveller: 30 May 2016
Published on: 13 June 2016
(8 out of 10)

KEVIN

Guisborough Couple
The holiday in general was very good. The range of places visited was excellent with plenty of variety - the Grand Canyon was especially good!

We could have happily missed the stay in Laughlin, although the river looked very nice it was too dark to enjoy it by the time we arrived.

The guide on the East Coast was really nice and very helpful. The flight across from East to West is 6 hours and does not include food. This was quite a long time and problematic for some people.

The main disappointment was the second tour guide on the West Coast. He managed to upset most of the group during the days we were with him. He was not helpful at all, disorganised, badly informed, rude and changed the routine at his own whim. Checking into the hotels was not as smooth as it should have been with the group stood in the sun for longer than necessary after a long flight.

One of the trips had been cancelled but none of the passengers had been informed - he didn't seem to think this was a problem and was very dismissive when asked about this.

Our trip to the Grand Canyon set off at 5.00am due to the helicopter flights being booked too early. When we arrived the flight was cancelled due to the weather but there was a good chance that the weather would clear. The guide decided we were going to leave then and return to the viewing area. A group of us asked if we could stay an hour and hope for the weather to clear. The guide said "that's not going to happen, this is my tour"!

After protests he changed his mind but still made a big issue of this being our choice and nothing to do with him. We did fly in the end. Others had returned with the guide and missed this once in a life time chance and spent the hour sat on the bus in the car park.

During the trip he made several mentions of his gratuity - which on other trips we have been happy to do - and on the last morning handed envelopes to everyone for this. It really felt like we were being bullied into tipping him, needless to say not many people bothered. The bus driver did get many tips despite the tour guide ignoring him on this point.
Confirmed traveller: 09 November 2015
Published on: 17 December 2015