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Tuesday 28 August 2018
We meet at the airport at 5.00 pm for our Turkish Airlines flight departing to Istanbul at 7.05 pm. Upon our arrival in Istanbul, at around 10.20 pm, we shall be assigned a hotel near the airport.
Wednesday 29 August 2018
At 1.05 pm we shall fly Turkish Airlines from Istanbul to San Francisco. Upon arrival, at around 4.30 pm (local time), a private coach will transfer us to our hotel – Hotel Zephyr, a 4* hotel located just 300 meters from Pier 39 Fisherman’s Wharf. Rooms will be assigned and a familiarization walk will follow.
Thursday 30 August 2018
San Francisco city tour | San Francisco has a little bit of everything for everyone and today’s full day guided excursion will take us to see the most popular points of interest. Amongst others these will include the Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco’s signature landmark, Nob Hill – once the home of the city’s business tycoons, China Town – the largest Chinese community outside Asia, the Financial District – home to the city’s largest concentration of corporate headquarters, law firms, insurance companies, real estate firms, banks and other financial institutions, North Beach, Union Square – the central shopping and theatre district and Twin Peaks – the highest point in the city. We will also make a stop in one of the most enchanting and visited cities in the San Francisco Bay Area – Sausalito.
Friday 31 August 2018
Monterey/Carmel & 17-Mile Drive | Today we will embark on a full day guided tour from San Francisco, driving down one of the most scenic roads in California. We will cruise along the coast-hugging highway to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, home to the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Steinbeck’s Cannery Row and along the famous 17-Mile Drive, home to the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Course and magnificent mansions. From here we will then proceed to Carmel-by-the-Sea, a charming downtown shopping district with beautiful beaches.
Saturday 1 September 2018
Alcatraz Island | Today we shall be visiting Alcatraz Island, known otherwise as ‘The Rock’. We shall catch the trolley (included) from the hotel to Pier 33 and then a ferry from here to get to the island (included). Once home to some of America’s most notorious criminals, the federal penitentiary that operated here from 1934 to 1963 brought dark mystique to the Rock. The presence of infamous inmates like Al ‘Scarface’ Capone and the ‘Birdman’ Robert Stroud, helped to establish the island’s notoriety. To this day, Alcatraz is best known as one of the world’s most legendary prisons. There will be free time in the afternoon.
Sunday 2 September 2018
Our private coach will transfer us to the airport for our domestic flight to Las Vegas. Upon arrival, we shall be transferred by private coach to our hotel located on the Las Vegas Strip – Hotel Excalibur.
Monday to Thursday, 3 – 6 September 2018
Las Vegas is famed for its buzzing energy, 24-hour casinos and endless entertainment options. Its focal point is The Strip, just over 4 miles long and lined with elaborate themed hotels such as the pyramid-shaped Luxor, Venetian – complete with Grand Canal and the Bellagio; set behind iconic dancing fountains. With so much to do and see, the days in Vegas will be left free. From zip lines and car racing to the Bellagio’s world-famous fountains, experiencing all of Las Vegas’ attractions is like riding a roller coaster, which you can do because Las Vegas has these too. In addition to the casinos and shows, there are zoos, theatres, aquariums and galleries and even these are ever changing. No two Las Vegas attractions are alike. The Mob Museum offers a glimpse into Vegas’ illustrious and notorious past, while the Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage offers a glimpse into the undersea world, far away from the desert landscape (all entrance fees are extra).
Las Vegas Night Flight | On Monday 3rd September we will enjoy the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’ from the best view possible – THE SKY! Vegas Nights is an amazing helicopter tour flying over the mega resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, from the New York-New York skyline to the Bellagio fountains and the never-fading light of the Luxor Pyramid. We will be afforded unparalleled views of downtown Las Vegas and the historic Fremont Street, home to the city’s first casinos (the flight has a duration of around 12-15 minutes).
Grand Canyon Explorer Tour | This will take place on Thursday September 6. This ultimate excursion begins with a 40-minute flight to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. This journey will then continue, by a coach transfer to the Grand Canyon National Park to enjoy the awe-inspiring vistas, panoramic views and trails that can only be accessed from inside the park.
Friday 7 September 2018
Morning transfer from Las Vegas to Anaheim in Los Angeles with a stop in Barstow for lunch. We shall also make a stop near the legendary Las Vegas sign. In Anaheim we shall be staying at the Desert Palms Hotel, within walking distance to Disneyland Park and the surrounding restaurants.
Saturday 8 September 2018
Los Angeles city tour | Breakfast. Today’s full day excursion will take us around Los Angeles. Los Angeles is a sprawling Southern California city famed as the center of the nation’s film and television industry. We will drive through Olvera Street, Sunset Boulevard, Rodeo Drive and Santa Monica. We shall see the Hollywood sign, Beverly Hills, TCL Chinese Theatre with its display of celebrities’ hand and footprints and the Hollywood Walk of Fame with more than 2,500 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard.
Sunday 9 September 2018
Universal Studios | Breakfast. Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience! A full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: thrilling rides and shows, a real working movie studio and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk. Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique experience that is fun for the whole family (entrance is included).
Monday 10 September 2018
Breakfast. We suggest a visit to the nearby Disneyland, just a short walk from the hotel. Alternatively, we can organize an excursion (extra) to San Diego. Price for this excursion will depend on the number of participants.
Tuesday 11 September 2018
Breakfast. Our flight from Los Angeles to Istanbul will depart at 6.25 pm.
Wednesday 12 Septmeber 2018
We are expected to land in Istanbul at 5.35 pm and a nearby hotel will be assigned to us upon arrival.
Thursday 13 September 2018
Our flight back to Malta will depart from Istanbul at 08.20 am and we are expected to land in Malta at 09.50 am.
Price – per person | All excursions included
Your package includes
- Flights with Turkish Airlines –
- Malta/San Francisco/Los Angeles/Malta (via Istanbul)
- Air taxes, service charge and fuel surcharge
- Overnights in Istanbul
- Domestic flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas
- 4 nights’ accommodation in San Francisco
- 5 nights’ accommodation in Las Vegas
- 4 nights’ accommodation in Anaheim
- Breakfast in Anaheim
- All transfers indicated in the above program
- All excursions mentioned in the above program
- Tour Leader services
Package does not include
- Breakfast in San Francisco and Las Vegas
- Price for the San Diego excursion will be given during the tour’s meeting depending on the number of interested participants
- A valid USA entry Visa or Biometric passport are required by anyone wishing to join this tour
- Clients in possession of a Biometric passport must apply for authorization. This can be obtained by logging on to https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/. Entrance will be denied to anyone not in possession of this authorization
- Tipping is obligatory in the States and the recommended rate is between $5-$10 per person per day. These will be collected by the Tour Leader at the airport.
This tour is subject to our general conditions. Please read them carefully before booking.
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