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Stars & Stripes 2018/19 (13 Days, Los Angeles to New York City)

O say, can you see? You'll see it all and more on this epic trip through the USA. After experiencing the best of the west, you'll jet east for three unforgettable nights in the city that never sleeps (although we don't recommend you go sans shut-eye). Think: rollerblading along Venice Beach in LA, slurping on chowder at San Fran's Fisherman's Wharf, throwing it all on black in Vegas and Statue of Liberty spotting in New York. It's basically a tour of the US Hall of Fame. Seriously.


Las Vegas party bus
Entry to One World Observatory
Food tour of Manhattan
Entry to Yosemite National Park
Driving tour of the Las Vegas Strip
Day trip to Grand Canyon National Park
Full day sightseeing tour of L.A.
6 Breakfasts
6 Lunches
6 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $3,869
Start Location
Los Angeles, USA
End Location
Los Angeles, USA
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Day 1: Los Angeles, California
We're in LA.! The bling of Beverly Hills, bright colours of Santa Monica, plus the best damn people-watching in Hollywood and Venice Beach – see the lot on a full day sightseeing tour. Tonight, get to know the group over drinks at some of the most trendy bars in town. Included today: -Full day sightseeing tour of L.A. Meals: -Dinner
Day 2: Los Angeles
Say #YOLO and add an optional excursion to your LA bucket list - Universal Studios and Disneyland are here. Stars in your eyes? TMZ tours drive by the biggest and best Hollywood landmarks and homes, but it's more often than not that you'll pull up next to a celeb while on the road. Your choice: booking a tour or DIY paparazzi? Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Universal Studios tour -Disneyland tour -Movie Star Homes tours
Day 3: Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Nevada
Swap palm trees for Joshua Trees as we Thelma and Louise our way across the Mojave Desert. You're on the guest list for a private party bus. How you play your cards afterwards is up to you. Included today: -Las Vegas party bus Meals: -Breakfast
Day 4: Las Vegas
If you do manage to wake up this morning without a kidnapped tiger in your room, and with all your teeth, you obviously didn't do it right. But that's probs just as well, as where else in the world can you take a gondola ride down a Venice canal, see the Pyramids of Giza and the Eiffel Tower, all before lunchtime? Yep, it's as cheesy as a stuffed-crust pizza, but it's also really cool. Later on suit up, stroll in and put it all on 'black' like the high roller you are! Just remember, what happens in Vegas… Optional activities: -Heli-tour over the Las Vegas Strip -Entry to the High Roller Observation Wheel -Shooting range experience
Day 5: Las Vegas (Day trip to Grand Canyon)
Stay by the pool or #livelarge? Your choice, but a day trip to the Grand Canyon is included. The OMFG view, on the canyon rim or from the chopper (optional), is well worth the journey along the famous Route 66. Included today: -Day trip to Grand Canyon National Park Optional activities: -Heli-tour over the Grand Canyon
Day 6: Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park region, California
Cash in your chips (or cut your losses) and give Mike Tyson's tiger back - we're swapping bright lights and high rises for mountain ranges and waterfalls. Swap stories of your Vegas antics as we drive from the desert to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and our gateway to Yosemite National Park.
Day 7: Yosemite to San Francisco
Yosemite is like watching a nature documentary. In high definition. With 3D glasses. And epic surround sound. Hike/bike around Yosemite Falls and Mirror Lake, or do your best Attenborough impersonation, watching for black bears, bobcats and deer. Be sure to grab a flower for your hair, you know where we're heading next. Included today: -Entry to Yosemite National Park Meals: -Breakfast
Day 8: San Francisco
Famous for cable cars, THAT bridge and inventing the fortune cookie, this morning is all about San Fran's best assets - from Golden Gate Park to Fisherman's Wharf. Start with our guided tour, then have a whole day affair with the free-loving city. Act one: Ogle the Painted Ladies and Cal Academy of Sciences. Act two: Have a stairmaster workout up Lombard Street. Act three: Finish with a locally guided tour of Chinatown and a tasty dinner. Included today: -Driving tour of San Francisco -Chinatown cultural discovery tour in San Francisco Meals: -Dinner
Day 9: San Francisco
Back the Giants in a ball game (seasonal), trawl the museums or skateboard through Dolores Park (aka Hipster Hill). Or, if you want to escape to Alcatraz, be sure to book tix in advance! Tonight, you have the option to hit the high seas with a sunset catamaran cruise. Optional activities: -Sunset catamaran cruise in San Francisco
Day 10: San Francisco to New York City
Please prepare the cabin for takeoff. Time is precious so we're flying, not driving (lucky you!). Next stop: An empire state of mind. Included today: -Airport transfers & flight from San Francisco to New York City (1 checked bag included) -7-day NYC Metro Pass
Day 11: New York City
Hit up Lower Manhattan when we hook up with a human GPS to show us all the best bits of the Lower East Side, and check out the One World Tower-the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere. For more glimpses of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, make like a local and jump on the Staten Island ferry. Included today: -7-day NYC Metro Pass -Entry to One World Observatory -Food tour of Manhattan Meals: -Breakfast
Day 12: New York City
You don't come to NYC for Times Square (not really, anyway). You come to feed your soul, your motivation, your creativity... and your insatiable appetite for bagels. Explore and conquer with your included 7-day Metro Pass. You could get the view of the city from a helicopter, stuff your face on a Brooklyn pizza tour or work it all off on a Central Park bike tour. Tonight, an included dinner with the crew. Included today: -7 day Metro Pass Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Bike tour of Central Park -NYC TV & Movie Tour
Day 13: New York City
There will be tear-stains on your I Heart NYC T-shirt today as our trip wraps after breakfast. Spend your last New York Minute (or hours, depending on your flight) reenacting scenes from your favourite shows or drowning your sorrows in cronuts. Meals: -Breakfast Included today: -7-day Metro Pass