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Panorama of America (With New Orlean)
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Panorama of America (With New Orlean)

Planned Tour
Created: Saturday, May 18, 2024
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8.684 €
Based on 2 adults
Created: Saturday, May 18, 2024
Transport to New York City NY
Athens
New York City NY
Itinerary
Tours

Day 1: Athens - New York

Meeting at the airport, final instructions and flight to New York with the leading airlines our office works with. Flight to the dream, the legendary "New York - New York", the city with a thousand faces that we all know from the movies in the cinema, the city that combined its name with "the dream" and the imagination of modern man. Upon arrival, we will transfer to the hotel located in the heart of Manhattan. Time to settle in. Shortly afterwards, depending on arrival time, we will embark on a walking tour with our guide for a first introduction to the most exciting city on the planet.


Day 2: New York City - North Manhattan tour - Central Park - Visit to the Metropolitan Museum    

We start the day with our first guided tour of the sights for which the city is famous. We will see the statue of the most important explorer, Christopher Columbus with his caravels, which today is the measuring point for all distances from New York City. We will pass by the Lincoln Center which is home to the Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera, an ideal venue for classical music lovers. A short stop at Central Park, one of the world's most popular parks, the place where New Yorkers relax and spend their leisure time. Full of picturesque lakes, lovely fountains, the whispering bench, Shakespeare's garden and the small but lively zoo. Continue on to the General Grant Memorial and Columbia University, New York's premier theoretical science university, whose entrance makes reference to ancient Greek philosophers. Next is the Harlem neighbourhood, formerly known as the African-American Mecca of New York, home to the Apollo theatre, where all the jazz demigods and Michael Jackson have performed on stage. The tour continues with Fifth Avenue with its famous fashion houses and Rockefeller Center, one of the largest private complexes in the world owned by the eponymous family, a city landmark and home to the "Top of the Rock" observatory. Next we will visit Times Square, the world's busiest and most photographed square, where millions of visitors are dazzled by the illuminated skyscrapers with their colorful "neon" signs that truly make the night a day. Nearby is the wondrous Broadway, an entertainment industry hub where one can enjoy the world's most spectacular shows. 

The tour ends with a visit to one of the richest museums in the world, the Metropolitan Museum of Art where priceless works from every culture are collected. It is the third most visited museum in the world, after the Louvre and the British Museum. Its permanent collections include works of art from classical antiquity, ancient Egypt, Byzantine and Islamic art, paintings and sculptures by leading painters, an extensive collection of American and contemporary art, as well as extensive collections of African, Asian, Oceania, and much, much more. Surely a single day is not enough to explore it all. This is a museum with a rich and inexhaustible collection that art lovers will adore.

For the evening, we recommend attending one of the famous musical performances at the Broadway theatres, thus completing your day in New York in the best possible way. Don't forget to purchase your tickets from our office in order to take advantage of the special low prices and save time in queues!


Day 3: New York City - South Manhattan tour, Chelsea Market, Grand Central Station, walk through the neighborhoods "Sex & the city", "Friends" and Hudson Yards, Brooklyn Bridge and cruise to the Statue of Liberty 

Having gotten our first solid dose of spectacular New York, today we're getting ready for the second part of the city tour, which is all about southern Manhattan. We'll stop at the United Nations Hall, the headquarters of the organization whose purpose is to preserve world peace, study international economic trends, submit studies concerning human rights, natural resources, etc. We will then stop at the Grand Central Station, gateway and symbol of the city, where at least 750,000 people pass through the magnificent main hall every day. We continue with Greenwich Village which is beloved by artists and writers, with Washington square and New York University (N.Y.U) as a point of reference. Next, Soho which is filled with famous fashion houses, Little Italy and Chinatown, two of the city's most vibrant districts where New York's multicultural identity is felt. Next we will follow in the footsteps of the main protagonists of the famous Sex and the City series, Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda. In addition to 5th Avenue where the four friends indulged in endless shopping, we will also visit Magnolia Bakery where the group used to enjoy the famous cupcakes, and Carrie's house where the filming of the famous series took place. At the same time, continuing our walk in the West Village, we will visit the building where the shooting of the series that was a huge success in Greece, "The Friends", thus completing this special walk! Then we will head to the famous Chelsea Market, home of famous gourmet restaurants in New York, where there will be free time to buy local products and to the Highline, the wonderful idea of creating a park on the old railroad line, which gives us the opportunity to walk in the city... on the city, filled with images of Manhattan neighborhoods.

We head to Wall Street, the center of the world's economy with a photo stop at the bronze sculpture of the Charging Bull. Immediately afterwards we come across "ground zero" with the memorial that has been built as a tribute to the victims of 9/11. A little further on is the new Economic Center called the One Word Trade Center. In the same area, the much-discussed Kalatrawa construction station, known as Oculus, a distinctive architectural building dominated by the color white, looms in the same area. Impressive and futuristic, both inside and out, it is to date the most expensive station in the world, at a cost of $4 billion.

It is the perfect time for a stop at Brookfield shopping centre, filled with branded stores such as Burberry, Gucci, Luis Vuitton. There, we will have free time to rest, shop, relax with a meal or drink at one of the restaurants or cafes while enjoying the very beautiful views from this place! 

We continue to Battery Park where the Statue of Liberty, a landmark intertwined with New York City, begins to emerge. Immediately afterwards, we will have the opportunity to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and take the most spectacular photos! The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States (1883) and connects the New York boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by crossing over the East River. Since its opening it has been a symbol of New York City and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1972. Our tour continues with a cruise around Manhattan Island, where we will pass by historic Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty that dominates the Harbor City, Staten Island and the great Varenzano Bridge as well as admire the various small and larger old and newer bridges that connect Manhattan to the surrounding area and the adjacent State of New Jersey. So we will now have a great opportunity to photograph the spectacular Manhattan with its skyscrapers from afar. 

After the cruise, we will visit Hudson Yards, the newly built neighborhood of Manhattan that came out of a science fiction movie! Spread over 14 acres it includes dozens of shops, gardens, groves, upscale stores, celebrity chef restaurants and the impressive climbing project The Vessel which resembles a giant beehive. We will then return to our hotel and have time to get ready for our evening out. For our night out, we have almost unlimited options in the not coincidentally dubbed "the city that never sleeps": at a special cocktail bar or restaurant in the Meatpacking District, at a building-top bar enjoying the illuminated Manhattan, or in nearby Soho, Little Italy, Tribecca, West & East Village, all areas with a rich nightlife. Among New Yorkers relaxing with a drink or food after a long day, New York is ready to show you its nightlife face!  If we're still lucky and there's a basketball game on, we suggest you experience the spectacular and magical world of the NBA at Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center with tickets secured by us! Of course, those of you who want to get specific and tested suggestions from our guide, feel free to consult him at any time!


4th day: New York - Woodbury Commons Outlets Discount Village(optional)

Free day. For those of you whose very cheap shopping is one of the reasons for visiting New York, a visit to the largest, richest and most impressive, shopping mall, the famous Woodbury Commons is a must. It is worth noting that the shops are spread out in a huge open space that resembles a small village, which makes your shopping even safer. Just an hour or so away from Manhattan, there are all the brand-name items at incredibly low prices. Two hundred and twenty plus fashion names will be at your disposal. It is no coincidence that the largest percentage of Americans, choose this place for their shopping. With stores like Michael Kors, Gucci, Guess, Dolce&Gabbana, Ugg, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Timberland, Brooks Brothers, Tommy Hilfiger and many more in an incredible variety and at prices up to four times cheaper than in Greece. It will also help you save time, as you won't have to spend extra time shopping in Manhattan. Our guide will give you the necessary advice to see as many shops as possible, making appropriate use of your time according to your shopping interest. Along with your participation, you get a VIP Coupons Book, for extra perks and discounts, and a map to mark the top stores of interest. Again, if shopping is not your forte, we suggest a stroll through Soho, Chelsea with its local market and East village, which was home to high society until 1900, then populated by immigrants and from the 1950s onwards the area became a mecca for the Beatles, Hippies and Punk generation. The East village became a laboratory for experimentation and new trends.


Day 5: New York

Free day. Lovers of upstate Manhattan can visit Central Park, the vast park with beautiful lakes by taking a boat ride, there they will have the chance to see squirrels up close and personal as they roam undisturbed among New Yorkers relaxing in the sun or playing sports. The ideal way to tour this beautiful park is - weather permitting - to rent a bicycle. Then we recommend visiting Times Square and New York's most famous and busiest avenue, 5th Avenue. Here you will find luxurious and branded shops on the most expensive street in the world, don't miss the opportunity to take souvenir photos in the most unique and impressive windows of the biggest brands . 

Then we recommend a visit to one or more of its museums. First of all, the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), is considered to hold today one of the most important collections of works in the world, of the greatest contemporary artists such as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Vincent van Gogh, Cézanne, Dalí and Jackson Pollock, among others. The Natural History Museum is also ideal for our little ones. It is the largest museum of its kind in the world, with more than 36 million exhibits and 45 permanent exhibitions, the most notable of which are the Dinosaurs and Fossils exhibition, which is the most famous, the Meteorites room, the Ocean Life room. The Guggenheim Museum, whose exterior is one of the greatest architectural achievements of the 20th century. An ideal day for shopping, a visit to Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, the famous sportswear store Abercrombie & Fitch and its discount store, which your guide will point out to you; or combine shopping at Macy's with a visit to the Empire State Building. If you want to see New York from above, there are a total of 5 observatories in Manhattan, the Empire State Building, the Top of the Rock and One World Observatory, The Edge and the brand new Summit-One Vanderbilt. Don't forget to try at least one of the hot dogs that can be found on every corner of the city with the characteristic "NIKAS" umbrellas, or one of the famous Halal Guys canteens with very good quality street food. 

Alternatively, you can browse through Brooklyn's Dumbo district, an area located at the southeastern end of Brooklyn. This area, whose name comes from the initials Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, is one of the most historic and photographed areas with unbeatable views for the best photos of your trip. So, as a souvenir, don't forget to take a picture of the corner of Washington Street yourself. There you'll walk through neighborhoods reminiscent of another era. The famous brownstone houses of the 19th century are a landmark, the immaculate buildings and manicured trees of Brooklyn Heights lend an air of stateliness to the neighborhood. While the area caters to classic tastes, you don't have to be a connoisseur to enjoy the neighborhood's rustic architecture, waterfront buildings and breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline.


Day 6: New York - Niagara Falls (636 km) 

Depart by coach, which will take us through a beautiful route to the famous Niagara Falls. This route allows us to discover the beauty of the whole of America and Canada. We give special attention to the routes, with frequent stops at the most beautiful spots, as our experienced guide explains and narrates about each area individually. Through this beautiful tour, we learn about America's world-renowned campuses, ranching and primary production facilities. All while traveling along the Susquehanna River through lush landscapes. This is a region that captivates travelers, full of wildlife refuges, sparkling lakes, waterfalls and world-renowned wineries. After settling into the hotel, located on the Canadian side, we will take a guided walk with our guide to the nearby waterfalls, which are illuminated each night, a sight that will leave one of the most powerful and vivid images you have ever seen in your life. We recommend the Seneca Casino, which can give a different aspect to the end of your day. 


Day 7: Niagara Falls - Guided tour, cruise & excursion to Toronto

Today's tour begins with the Niagara Falls formed by the Niagara River. Here we can get a panoramic view of the "horseshoe" of the falls. This wonder of nature operates within the first park created in the USA. For the past 200 years, they have been fascinating and captivating visitors with their unique scenery, evoking awe and wonder at the majesty of nature. It is a symbol of dream vacations, with honeymooners from all over the world arriving to enjoy their honeymoon. The film 'Niagara Falls', starring Marilyn Monroe, was shot here. Immediately after the tour we depart for Canada's first capital, the beautiful British Niagara on the Lake. We will pass by breathtaking scenery and historic forts on a riverfront route. The area is full of vineyards, after all, it is famous for its wine. The quaint little town of Niagara on the Lake sits on the shores of Lake Ontario and looks as if it hasn't been touched by time since the mid-19th century. A romantic, colourful, quaint and utterly captivating town, it's the perfect place to enjoy our walk. Horses pull carriages alongside low houses out of the British countryside. Colourful flowers adorn gardens and balconies, while tourists and locals alike gather in parks under the shade of trees for picnics. Quirky cafes and small shops adorn the city's sidewalks, while the Prince of Wales Hotel, the hotel where then Prince Charles and his wife Diana stayed on their honeymoon, sits on the main street. We then continue on to Toronto, the "New York of Canada", as it is often described. Our tour begins at the CN Tower, the city's most iconic building. At its base is the Roger Center, a stadium-hotel complex. The tour continues to the Old and New City Hall, the famous Eaton Center shopping mall, the harbor and the large Greek Quarter of Danforth (Greek Town). In the late afternoon we return to the hotel, where we will have another unique experience. Each evening, fireworks make the night a day, while colorful lights caress the waterfalls. Then, the options for nightly entertainment are endless. Climb the Minolta or Skylon towers to see the illuminated waterfalls from above. Head to Clifton Hill, an area full of tourists and themed attractions. Kids will love the Fun House, with its hall of mirrors, and you'll find plenty of shops with souvenirs and gifts for your loved ones. Here you'll find the Movieland Wax Museum, the Niagara Speedway and many restaurants and bars. If you're feeling lucky, don't miss a visit to one of the many casinos in the area.


Day 8: Niagara Falls - Washington DC (663 km)

Surely one of the most "powerful" experiences of our trip awaits us today before our departure for Washington DC, Cruise through the Falls. We will feel the incredible energy of the water as drops from the falls caress our faces and take stunning, postcard-like photos. Then, depart by road via an all-American scenic drive to the US Capital, Washington DC. A lush green route, full of trees, idyllic landscapes and charming towns awaits us to discover. Here is the other side of the United States, far from the big cities and tall buildings. We focus on natural beauty rather than getting to know the airports. As for time, we factor in the travel time to and from the airports, the flight time, the 2-3 hour pre-flight wait in the airport lounges, the extra baggage cost, and all those things that ultimately not only save us about 2 hours, but take away the real meaning of the trip. Arrival and check-in at our hotel. For the evening we suggest a walk, in Georgetown, one of the most iconic areas of the city. Georgetown is a vibrant neighborhood, filled with colorful houses with cobblestone streets and storefronts. Cafes, bistros, bakeries and restaurants flood the sidewalks. Countless nightlife options are also available, with bars, pubs, jazz bars and restaurants with live music.  


Day 9: Washington DC (Tour)

Departure from the hotel and tour of the Federal Capital and residence of the President of the United States, the representative center of the history, traditions and prestige of the American people. We will see the monuments of the American presidents, Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln, a monument where the Greek element is strong as the Parthenon was used as a model. We will meet the reflection pool with the famous Obelisk, Lafayette Square, the White House, considered the most famous residence of the entire planet. Here the strong police force is evident everywhere and the images particularly familiar from Hollywood movies. We will also see the Capitol, the seat of the US federal government which at 88 meters high is the tallest building in the city and is the center of the city. Then we will meet the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress (main building Thomas and two neighboring) which is the largest and richest in the world with several influences from Greek culture, the National Gallery, the National Archives Building (in a special display case the original of the American Constitution and the Declaration of Independence), the Smithsonian Institution, the largest museum complex in the world and the Kennedy Tombs, the Arlington Military Cemetery on the Virginia side of the state where the graves of many famous and prominent Americans such as George Kennedy are located. We have seen most of them in some of the classic American movies, along with the military ritual that accompanies the burial of a military man. Finally, we will visit the National Aeronautics and Space Museum, where you will admire 23 large rooms with modern exhibits of history-making spacecraft. We will also pass by the most important Ministries, Museums, Banks, headquarters of international organizations, as well as hotels, theaters, the FBI headquarters and the bustling train station, Union Station, whose interior is stunning, with many shops and restaurants to choose from. Make the most of the rest of the day by visiting museums nearby (e.g. Space Air - Natural History). For the afternoon, we recommend visiting Washington Harbour, an area that offers year-round fun and activities. With stunning river views, you can bike around the area or enjoy fresh seafood at one of the many restaurants. Theaters, galleries and performance venues are always just steps away. Finally, Kennedy Center hosts over 2,000 events a year, hosting theaters, concert halls and operas. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a multicultural, multidisciplinary hub where something new and exciting is always happening.


Day 10: Washington DC - Miami

Depart Washington DC for Miami. Arrival in Miami, a city where it offers everything to every visitor. Countless hours of sunbathing, walks past art deco buildings, shopping, fine dining, 24-hour entertainment and a taste of wildlife. These are enough not only to drive you but also to keep you forever in the brightest part of Florida. Of course, from your first trip to Miami you have a permanent déjà vu that somehow, somewhere, sometime you've seen this before. Upon arrival, we'll transfer to the hotel. Our guide will give us information for a first introduction to the city.


11th day: Miami - Tour. 

Guided tour of today's cosmopolitan resort of Miami, which was originally a small fishing village on the edge of a wilderness. Until the train started bringing tourists in 1896, when the city took on a completely different form, cosmopolitan and highly charming. Today on the tour you will get to know the most important sights. First we head to Little Havana an area inhabited mainly by Cuban immigrants. The colorful, ethnic neighborhood is the only place in the US where cigars are made and is the cultural - but also highly politically active - part of Miami. The District which is more of a neighborhood with an authentic atmosphere than a tourist attraction. We will continue to Coral Gables where we will pass by the iconic Biltmore Hotel, which opened in 1926 and is Miami's most iconic building, with a grand Mediterranean style and a 92m tower at the top, which many call the "wedding cake". In its heyday it was home to big celebrities such as Bing Crosby and others, and today, after its recent renovation, crowds of people visit it to admire it in person. We will pass by the marina at Coconut Grove, we will see a 19th century mansion, Villa Vizcaya.

Then we will head downtown through the Brickell district, home to the Art and Science museums, the impressive Miami Heat NBA stadium. We will see the Liberty Tower, the Grand Concert Hall Cultural Center and the Lyric Stage.We will follow our Miami tour with a tour of Miami Beach, a seaside gem of the city, wonderful sandy beaches, sun and sea with a cosmopolitan air. We will pass by the historic Art Deco neighborhood with influences and colors from the pop culture of the 50s, where the 36 towers designed by architect William Lane are located, guarding the Florida beach and stealing the show. Also iconic is Ocean Drive creates a visual feast, with buildings in pastel colors that come alive at night with neon lights and diffused energy and places for late-night entertainment. Arrival at the hotel check-in and free time. Afternoon free time and we recommend a stroll to the beautiful Bayside Marina where you can enjoy dinner at the restaurants on the pier and in the evening have fun sipping a cool cocktail. The area is touristy with numerous shops where you have the opportunity to buy beautiful souvenirs. We also recommend a Millionaires Row mini-cruise to the islands with its mansions with tropical gardens.


Day 12: Miami (optional excursions). 

For this day we recommend one of our 2 optional excursions that will truly offer a different experience on your trip.

EVERGLADES AIRBOAT TOUR AND CRUISE TO BISCAYNE BAY

By choosing this activity you will have 2 unforgettable experiences, a visit to Everglades National Park and a cruise on Biscayne Bay! The airboat ride (a flat boat with a huge propeller, like a fan, on the back) is worth it. Cruise through the unique Everglades ecosystem filled with images of exotic and wild beauty, where you will encounter alligators in their natural habitat. You will also have the opportunity for a hike through the jungle. At the end there are facilities with restaurants and shops for a relaxing break. You will then finish your day by cruising the tropical waters of Biscayne Bay. During the cruise, you come across Fishers Island, Miami Beach, see skyscrapers and homes of celebrities such as Shaquille O'Neal, Madonna, Versace and many more.

KEY WEST DAY TRIP AND CRUISE                                   

An excursion you will never forget! From Miami you are transferred to the famous island known for its sunny weather, sandy beaches, and historic attractions. Upon arrival, you'll have time to explore Key West on your own, visit Hemingway's house, kayak, or watch the dolphins while cruising. A glass-bottomed boat will take you over a colorful coral reef, the third largest in the world and home to the largest variety of underwater life.

Otherwise, we recommend visiting the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, named after American botanist David Fairchild, which is one of the largest botanic gardens in the US. Covering an area of approximately 34,000 square metres, more than 2,500 species of tropical plants and trees and 12 artificial ponds form a true oasis for residents and visitors alike. Another suggestion is a trip to Ford Lauderdale, which is about a 50-minute drive from Miami. Here you will have the opportunity to experience one of the most popular tourist destinations, which has restaurants, golf courses, shopping malls and 100 marinas that are home to 45,000 yachts! Definitely don't miss one or many strolls along the famous "Ocean Drive", the famous boulevard along the Atlantic where the heart of South Beach beats and, of course, the traffic never stops! By day, tourists and locals alike wander or dine in the cafes, while young skaters provide plenty of entertainment. At night, again, you'll find some of the city's hottest bars and clubs here.


Day 13: Miami - New Orleans.

Departure and flight to New Orleans. Arrival and check-in at our hotel. First acquaintance with the European city, so different from other American cities, which is full of vitality and seems to live in the past. New Orleans, founded by the French, is famous for its unique music, considered the home of jazz, for its Creole cuisine and for its annual carnival, known as "Mardi Gras". For the evening, we suggest you walk along the world famous Bourbon Street, the historic heart of the city known to all as the "French Quarter". This street is the liveliest street in the city, the street of entertainment where Louis Armstrong took his first steps. Here you can enjoy a drink in one of the many bars with live jazz and blues music recommended by your guide. 


Day 14: New Orleans - Tour.

Tour of atmospheric New Orleans, the cradle of jazz music, on whose streets dozens of musicians were nurtured. New Orleans, the Big Easy, the "big carefree" as it is nicknamed, is a liberal and open city. The various races and cultures that make it up give it vibrancy. Today's tour will begin with the French Quarter, where we'll see the colonial-style mansions with their lacy ornate wrought-iron balcony railings, wooden shutters and pastel-colored walls. The slow tram feature in the centre of Old Town challenges us for a ride, which includes Jackson Square, which is filled with street vendors where they set their own pace in the city, the old City Hall, the old Bishop's Building and the historic St. Louis Church. We continue to General Lee Square and the upscale downtown Garden District, created by newcomer Americans after the French purchased Louisiana, whose streets bear names from Greek mythology. In this district, you will see many mansions with beautiful gardens, the magnificent Superdom and more. Completing your tour of the city, we suggest you board a riverboat and enjoy a cruise on the Mississippi. The best option is the Natchez, the ship where she is arguably the champion of the Mississippi as she had never lost a race. The cruise is about 2 hours long and comes with live jazz music and food if you choose. Otherwise, you can visit City Park, the city park, which will impress you both for its size and its similarity, even in shape, to New York's Central Park. For the evening we suggest a visit to the World Trade Center "Plimsoll Club" to see the illuminated city and the Mississippi from above, or else you can visit Frenchmen Street, where mostly the locals party and enjoy your drink there to the sounds of course of jazz music.


Day 15: New Orleans (optional excursions) 

PLANTATION TOUR

We suggest a full day excursion, where we are transported back to the old South and see the high life lived by slave owners and the hard life of slaves on the historic old sugar plantation. As we wander around the immaculately manicured estate with its impressive trees and enter the elegant big house, we get a sense of how privileged their lives were. In contrast to the life of the owners, we will realize the cruelty suffered by the other inhabitants of the plantation, the slaves. There we will discover the human stories behind the structures. The most famous of all is Oak Alley Plantation, which will impress you. 

GHOSTS AND SPIRIT TOUR

Another suggestion is to tour the history of black magic within the city referred to as "the most haunted city in America ", as these stories are an integral part of it. The stories and urban legends behind some of the stunning buildings in the area will "spook you out". On this tour we will have the opportunity to visit several haunted buildings where we will learn the story behind them, many of which have been featured on The History Channel and The Discovery Channel. The tour does not guarantee that you will definitely see ghosts - but it will certainly bring you close to them!


Day 16: New Orleans - Las Vegas

Depart for the airport and fly to the city of gambling and entertainment. Arrival transfer & check-in at our hotel. The fun begins and reaches its peak in Las Vegas. Your luck has just begun! For the evening we suggest a walk through the casino town of quick marriages and divorces. Walk with your escort along the city's main street, the Strip, or even Downtown, where luxury hotels stretch out in the middle of the desert. This is definitely the brightest spot on the planet, as the city lights can be seen with the naked eye from the moon! Each hotel has something unique but certainly impressive to present to you and that will strive in this way to lead you to its own Casino. Here, even smoking... is allowed!


Day 17: Las Vegas - tour

Starting our day, we have a free breakfast where we recommend a visit to one of the two Premium Outlets in the city, with the North Premium Outlet being the optimal choice. Just 15 minutes from your hotel by taxi, you will find all the big names in fashion such as DKNY, Calvin Klein, Gucci, Escada and over 200 other brands at incredibly low prices. In the afternoon we will start with our guide a tour of this glamorous city of entertainment, casinos, shows and luxury. On our tour we will learn how the city gained this reputation, having managed to attract so many tourists. We will walk along the Strip, known as the area where most of the ultra-luxury hotels-casinos that dominate and impress are concentrated. Of course, the fact that even on the sidewalk the music cheers us up will not go unnoticed. Our walk continues to the hotels of Las Vegas. Passing by the 50 year old Caesar's Palace and the "Temple of Gambling" Bellagio, we will not miss the impressive show of fountains dancing to the accompaniment of music. Then we'll take a trip around the world as hotels in Las Vegas pay homage to famous landmarks. So on this walk we will get a taste of Paris and the Eiffel Tower in Paris Las Vegas, find gondolas and St. Mark's Square in the Venetian, but also the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State and Central Park in New York New York. That's the magic of this city! At the end of the tour, we suggest you make the most of the rest of your time at one of the spectacular shows with dance and acrobatic performances, magicians and world-famous artists. If you still want to move freely, you will find numerous bars to enjoy drinks and wines at their best. Have fun!


Day 18: Las Vegas - Grand Canyon

Early in the morning, we will depart for an amazing drive to the Grand Canyon, the Valley of Fire and Petrified Forest, and the Hoover Dam in the artificial Lake Mead. During this unique excursion, we will experience the wonder of nature in a complete and luxurious program, which includes lunch and the breathtaking glass bridge experience. Return to our hotel in the evening and a chance for fun as it is our last night.


Day 19: Las Vegas - Los Angeles - Santa Monica

After gathering at our hotel in the morning, we leave the city of casinos and entertainment. We cross the Nevada desert, known from the Western movies and arrive in Los Angeles, the city of "Angels". Upon arrival and before settling into our hotel, we will experience the first of the possible sights, visiting one of California's most beautiful beaches, the famous Santa Monica. After a short stop for photos we head back to our hotel, having had a good first taste of spectacular California.


Day 20: Los Angeles - Guided tour - Universal Studios Hollywood

 Today's tour has surprises in store for us. Los Angeles is not a city like the ones you are used to seeing. It is a city of many cities, a giant city between great mountains and the Pacific Ocean. On our tour, we'll visit the Music Center and the Disney Concert Hall in downtown. In Hollywood, we will see the Chinese Theatre where movie premieres are presented and where well-known entertainment artists have left their footprints. You will also feel like a star when you walk along the sidewalk where the bronze stars of the "walk of fame" are, and we will also see the Kodak Theater where the famous Oscar Awards ceremony is now held every year. Then we will see Beverly Hills, we will pass by the famous Rodeo Drive, with the most expensive shops in the world! Some of them you can only get into if you have an appointment. We will still see the beautiful beaches of the city and gaze at Malibu. One of the most notable places we will visit is the Griffith Observatory, where we will have the opportunity to take the best pictures with a view of Los Angeles and of course the Hollywood sign, a trademark of the city. In the afternoon, after getting to know the city, we will continue with a unique tour of the film studios of Universal. A special train will take us on a guided tour of the filming areas of TV and movie sets and sets and tricks that evoke the admiration for the 7th Art. It is almost impossible to describe the sights we will see. We only mention: Fear Factor, Water world, 4D movies (!), Mummy's fast trains, the make-up shows, etc. The tour guide will guide you so that you don't miss anything. Back to the hotel in the evening.


Day 21: Los Angeles - (optional Disneyland / San Diego)

We have the whole day today at our disposal to spend it with the option that suits us best. One of them is to spend it in Disney World, the vast world of fairy tales created by Walt Disney's imagination. We will see America's Street, the Adventure Land, Space Mountain, Cinderella's Castle and other activities of the Magic Kingdom, the evening electric parade, etc. All will be indelibly engraved in your memory, and there are many places where we can eat, depending on our preferences. The spectacular spectacle is completed with the Disney Heroes parades, the Fantasmic on the lake, and the fireworks. In the evening return to our hotel. Another suggestion is the classic excursion to San Diego, the southernmost city in California, near the Mexican border. We will follow the beautiful coastal route, starting from Long Beach, where we will see the Russian submarine Scorpion and especially the old Superyacht Queen Mary I, which today has been converted into a wedding reception venue, a hotel and of course a museum. We continue past Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, San Clemente. Along the way we will see how new settlements are being created as the area continues to evolve. We will arrive in San Diego, the Golden City, at the foot of Mount Palomar, which is becoming an alternative Silicon Valley. We arrive at the San Diego Harbor where we will see Seaport Village an area that has been developed with shops, cafes and restaurants. From there, after crossing the big bridge, from where we will see part of the city's Naval Station, we will arrive at Coronado Island, a beautiful residential area, where the famous old wooden Del Coronado Hotel, which we have seen in many movies, is located. The beauty cannot be described in words. In the evening we return to Los Angeles. Again, if none of the above suggestions excite you, wander around Los Angeles doing your last minute shopping, or head to the beach to relax in front of the ocean. Either way, the day is yours!


Day 22 : Los Angeles - Monterey

Early morning departure and transfer by road to the quaint fishing village of Monterey. Get ready to enjoy the most spectacular drive yet, along the beautiful California coast. We'll cross historic Highway 1, with the Pacific Ocean stretching out to our left. Also known as the Pacific Coast Highway, it is rightly regarded as one of the world's premier road trips. A particularly exciting drive by the sea, where we'll admire the lacy coastline and beautiful California inland all the way to Monterey. This is the part where you will get the strongest images of your trip. 

First stop is Malibu, known for its beautiful coastline, beaches and huge celebrity homes. An incredibly sought-after area in the greater Los Angeles area, there are countless spots to enjoy the ocean views. We continue on to Santa Barbara, in Southern California. This beautiful city is known for its vibrant life (as it is home to a major university) and beautiful coastal setting, making it one of the best stops on this route. Be sure to explore the iconic Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara's pier that is home to a number of shops, restaurants, and even a wine tasting room. Alternatively, you can take a stroll along the main beach or State Street and visit the countless shops and restaurants along this street. Arrive in Monterey towards the afternoon, check in to our hotel and take a first tour with your guide.


23rd day: Monterey and Carmel tour - San Francisco.

Today we will find out that we have not chosen our overnight stay in Monterey by chance. This is also the site of Monterey's Wharf where most of the fishmongers - canneries, have become tourist shops, art galleries, and restaurants, and where John Steibergh inspired Cannery Row. Today it is a tourist resort with a large aquarium. From there by special permit, via the private 17 Miles Drive we will cross into the lush Del Monte Forest of the Monterey Peninsula which is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world with magnificent beaches and villas of famous Hollywood stars. We will see the rock with the seals and soon arrive at our destination of picturesque Carmel the small town whose inhabitants are determined to keep the village style with its fairy tale houses. It is a small seaside town of artists, teachers and retired people (Lawyers, Military, Government Employees, Politicians, Businessmen) inspired by the simplicity of the landscape and the rhythmic sound of the sea, where the use of bright signs (neon) and the construction of large buildings is forbidden, with many art galleries, antiques and European products. Arts, Letters and especially Painting are the products of Carmel. Continuing the beautiful journey to America's most beloved and romantic city, San Francisco, which is now just a breath away! Arrival, check in to our hotel and first introduction to the city.


Day 24: San Francisco - Tour 

Today we will set off for America's most beloved city, San Francisco, the city with a very recent history located on the edge of a peninsula next to the Pacific Ocean and its namesake bay, the city famous for its eccentricity. Almost anywhere you go in the city you will have a breathtaking view. Our first stop is the Chinese Quarter. We'll continue on to the civic center of Civic Center, which includes City Hall, with its classical dome and Doric columns, the public library and the opera house. We will visit the remaining Victorian houses on Alamo Hill, with a backdrop of modern contemporary buildings and see the modern Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary. Later and after admiring the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island, we will continue by taking a coach ride through the vast Golden Gate Park, a jewel of the city, with its Japanese gardens, the Botanical Gardens, with golf courses, lakes, aquariums, a buffalo and reindeer park, the Asian Art Museum and finally the windmill. The highlight of the day will be a glimpse of the endless Pacific Ocean. Union Square beckons us next. The Trasnamerican Pyramid in the center always gets everyone's attention. 


Day 25: San Francisco

Today is at leisure to tour the city of San Francisco. The options are endless, from rides on the scenic streetcar, coffee and lunch at Fisherman's Wharf to a ferry visit to the infamous Alcatraz Prison. A chance to see why the city of San Francisco is loved like no other by its visitors: It's the character of its people, its history, the movements that started in this city, its romance. In any case, this day will fill us with images.


26-27th day: San Francisco - Athens

San Francisco, San Francisco, San Francisco, San Francisco, San Francisco, San Francisco, San Francisco, San Francisco, San Francisco, San Francisco, San Francisco, San Francisco, San Francisco, San Francisco. Transfer and flight to Athens with a stopover. Arrival the next day, overwhelmed by so much we have experienced on our trip and with a personal promise to return to experience more.

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Destinations 9
Transports 2
Accommodations 19
Tours 1
Tour summary
Meeting point
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Guide languages
English
Included
  • Economy class airline tickets
  • 25 nights in 4* central hotels
  • Greek speaking guided tours in each city as mentioned in the detailed program
  • Visit and entrance ticket to the Metropolitan Museum
  • Brooklyn Bridge tour
  • Cruise to the Statue of Liberty (Ellis Island)
  • Visit to Brookfield Place, the Public Library, the Highline & the new Hudson Yards district with giant cellular sculpture The Vessel
  • Visit the neighborhoods of "Sex and the City" & "Friends"!
  • Breakfast at Niagara Falls
  • Cruise to Niagara Falls
  • Greek-speaking excursion to Toronto
  • Visit to Philadelphia and Baltimore
  • Tour of Niagara on the Lake
  • Visit to Brookfield Place Shopping Centre and the neighborhoods of "Sex and the City" & "Friends"!
  • Visit to the new Hudson Yards neighborhood and The Vessel sculpture
  • Possibility to participate in the optional excursion to San Diego
  • Free road trip to the Grand Canyon with lunch and the glass bridge experience (180€ value)
  • Golden Gate San Francisco visit
  • Beverly Hills & Walk of fame in Los Angeles
  • Transfers to and from UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD
  • Tour Miami & South Beach
  • Tour of the French Quarter & Garden District in New Orleans
  • Greek experienced and qualified guide - tour guide
  • Transfers to and from airports within the USA
  • Travel guide with 33 years of experience in New York - U.S.A.** and maps
  • Possibility to participate in optional excursion to Woodbury Outlet discount village
  • Discount card at Woodbury Outlet (VIP Booklet)
  • Ability to pre-purchase Broadway show tickets, tickets to NBA games at discounted prices
  • Ability to pre-purchase tickets to Jazz Bar, museums, famous observatories & helicopter ride!
  • Travel guide with 34 years of experience in New York - U.S.** and maps
  • ESTA fees (US entry permit)
  • Travel insurance medical, advance payment protection & trip interruption indemnity and special travel insurance Covid19
  • Airport taxes, accommodation taxes, local taxes (see price list)
Excluded
  • Breakfast (except Niagara Falls)
  • Gratuities which are payable to the tour guide (see price list)
  • Baggage fee for the domestic flight to America (30$ per bag)
  • Anything listed as optional or suggested
Possible accommodations depending on the modality
New York City NY
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
7.9
Martinique New York on Broadway, Curio Collection by Hilton
Martinique New York on Broadway, Curio Collection by Hilton
8.2
M Social Hotel Times Square New York
M Social Hotel Times Square New York
8.7
Niagara Falls NY
Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
7.4
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
7.9
Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls
Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls
7.9
Washington DC
Washington Hilton
Washington Hilton
7.9
The Churchill Hotel near Embassy Row
The Churchill Hotel near Embassy Row
8.8
Miami FL
Hilton Miami Downtown
Hilton Miami Downtown
8.1
Hotel Indigo Miami Brickell, an IHG Hotel
Hotel Indigo Miami Brickell, an IHG Hotel
8
Novotel Miami Brickell
Novotel Miami Brickell
8.6
New Orleans LA
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
8.1
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
8.1
Las Vegas NV
Treasure Island – TI Las Vegas Hotel  Casino, a Radisson Hotel
Treasure Island – TI Las Vegas Hotel Casino, a Radisson Hotel
8.1
Los Angeles CA
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles
8.1
Cameo Beverly Hills
Cameo Beverly Hills
8
Monterey CA
Hotel Abrego
Hotel Abrego
8.9
San Francisco CA
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
7.8
Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
8.4

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