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AMERICAN ITINERARIES by

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NewEngland


THE SIX STATES THAT MAKE UP NEW ENGLAND OCCUPY A SMALL CORNER OF THE UNITED STATES, BUT LOOM LARGE IN THE AMERICAN IMAGINATION. AUTUMN IS PEAK SEASON HERE, WITH THE FAMOUS DISPLAY OF FALL COLORS. A visitor to Boston can walk in the footsteps of the Founding Fathers. In Vermont and New Hampshire, the picturesque New England town with its clapboard houses, village green and covered bridges still exists. On the rugged coast of Maine, you can hike remote trails overlooking the choppy Atlantic and then spend the night at an impossibly charming inn. In this small region, you’ll travel to mountains and beaches and will visit simple villages and vast mansions from the Gilded Age. Day 1 — Arrive Boston. Transfer to your hotel for two nights. Day 2 — Boston. This morning you will explore a few historic stops on the Freedom Trail such as Faneuil Hall or Paul Revere’s house before your drive to the Berkshires and overnight in Stock- bridge, a resort town since the nineteenth century. Day 3 — Stockbridge. Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum and Chesterwood Estate, home of the American sculptor Daniel Chester French, before heading to Woodstock, Vermont for two nights. Day 4 — Woodstock. You’ll have a guide for a full day of touring Woodstock, with its 18th- and 19thcentury houses that have been lovingly resorted, and the many charming farms and scenic drives nearby. Day 5 — Woodstock to Bretton Woods. There will be some time to enjoy your resort this morning before heading to the Mt. Washington area in neighboring New Hampshire. Day 6 — Bretton Woods. Visit Mt. Washington this morning and ride the cog railway to the top of the highest peak in the northeastern United States, with views that stretch into Canada on clear days. In the afternoon you can enjoy some time exploring the town. Day 7 — Bretton Woods to Kennebunkport. Depart the Mt Washington area and head for the Maine coast where you’ll spend two nights in Kennebunkport. Day 8 — Kennebunkport. You’ll have today to visit the charming community of Kennebunkport with its many mansions built by sea captains. You’ll soon discover why artists have long been drawn here by the light, and other travelers for its beautiful beaches. Day 9 — Kennebunkport to Newport. Head south today with stops in Massachusetts at Lexington to see the Minuteman statue and at Concord, where “the shot heard round the world” was fired in 1775, before venturing on to Newport, Rhode Island. Day 10 — Newport. You’ll have all day today to explore the Newport harborfront with its many popular bars and restaurants and also visit two of the so-called “cottages,” actually opulent mansions, that were the summer homes of America’s wealthiest families at the end of the nineteenth century. Day 11 — Depart Boston. It’s a short trip back to Boston to either catch your flight or spend one more night exploring the city before returning home. HOTELS:
 Boston – Boston Harborfront and Westin Copley Place Stockbridge – Red Lion Inn and Inn at Stockbridge Woodstock – Woodstock Inn and 506 on the River Bretton Woods – Omni Mt. Washington and Mountain View Grand Resort Kennebunkport – Hidden Pond and Nonantum Newport – Vanderbilt Grace and Viking Hotel


OUR MID-ATLANTIC ITINERARY INCLUDES THE COUNTRY’S CURRENT POLITICAL CAPITAL, WASHINGTON, D.C., AND TWO OF ITS PAST ONES: PHILADELPHIA AND ANNAPOLIS. IT ALSO INCLUDES ITS ECONOMIC CAPITAL, NEW YORK CITY. In less than two weeks, you’ll experience many different facets of America. In Pennsylvania’s Amish country, residents hold fast to their simple form of life eschewing modern technology while in New York you’ll wander in the shadows of the soaring skyscrapers of the Financial District and Midtown. In Philadelphia you can visit Independence Hall, and then in Washington, D.C. you’ll see the halls of power of the nation today. Throughout your trip, we will take care of every detail from guides who will bring the history of American Revolution to life to getting you coveted theater tickets and restaurant reservations. Day 1 — Arrive New York. Transfer to your hotel for the next three nights. Day 2 — New York. Start this morning with a tour to orient you to Manhattan. You’ll see Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and Fifth Avenue, from its shopping district to Museum Mile. Tonight, we’ll arrange for prime seats at a Broadway play or musical. Day 3 — New York. Enjoy a cruise this morning on the Hudson River. You have a choice of a cruise that sails around the Statue of Liberty or a ferry that lands on Liberty Island for a closer look. In the afternoon head to the Financial District to visit the new 9/11 Memorial Museum, which tells the story of that fateful day. Day 4 — New York to Philadelphia. Transfer by rail from New York to Philadelphia where you’ll spend the next three nights. Day 5 — Philadelphia. During your city tour you’ll see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, Elfreth’s Alley (America’s oldest continuously inhabited street), and walk past Betsy Ross’s home. Day 6 — Philadelphia. Head south of the city today to Winterthur Estate, once the home of Henry du Pont. Here you can tour his home and 60 acres of gardens, as well as America’s premier collection of decorative arts. Day 7 — Philadelphia to Amish Country. Head into Amish country today. Visit a traditional farmhouse. Then go on a guided tour of the surrounding farmlands to learn more about their rural existence. If it’s not a Sunday, you can stop at farm stands for homemade crafts and food. Day 8 — Hershey to Annapolis. Stop in Gettysburg for a private guided tour of the Civil War battlefield before continuing on a couple of hours to the beautiful seaside city of Annapolis where you’ll spend the night. Day 9 — Annapolis to Washington DC. Tour the Naval Academy this morning before the short hop to Washington. After checking in at your hotel for the next four nights, you have a free after- noon until your evening tour of the capital’s illuminated monuments. Day 10 — Washington DC. Your orientation tour will take you into the Capitol and National Archives, past the White House and down the Mall. Day 11 — Washington DC. You will have all day today to explore the many museums that comprise the Smithsonian Institution. Day 12 — Washington DC. Depart by boat on the Potomac River to George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon. Visit the house and grounds before your car and guide pick you up. Stop in Old Town Alexandria for lunch and also make a stop at Arlington National Cemetery before you return to DC. Day 13 — Depart Washington DC. Transfer to the Washington airport for your flight. HOTELS: New York – Peninsula and Omni Berkshire Place Philadelphia – Ritz-Carlton and Omni at Independence Park Hershey – Hershey Hotel Annapolis – Loews Annapolis and Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Washington, D.C. – Fairmont Georgetown and Westin Georgetown


Mid-Atlantic


Southeast


OUR ITINERARY TO THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES FOCUSES ON ITS THREE MOST BELOVED CITIES, EACH PROVIDING A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE ON THE CULTURE AND PEOPLE OF THE REGION. You’ll begin in Charleston, where you’ll experience legendary Low Country hospitality and cuisine, which combines traditional Southern dishes with the bounty of the coastal estuaries. Next you’ll spend two nights in Savannah, famous for its innovative urban design from 1733 with many green squares with trees draped in Spanish moss. Afterwards you’ll continue to New Orleans, a city unlike any other in America, with its French past and Creole culture. This is one of the music capitals of the country, and we have included an evening of jazz at Preservation Hall. From beignets to plantation tours, we’ll make sure you taste and see the best of the South. Day 1 — Arrive Charleston. Transfer to your hotel for the next three nights. Day 2 — Charleston. A guide will meet you for a tour of downtown Charleston with its many restored 18th and 19th century buildings, including the Battery and a visit inside a historic home. Day 3 — Charleston. Travel up the Ashley River to tour Middleton Place, a plantation built in 1755. Its 65 landscaped acres have been described as “the most important and most interesting garden in America.” In the afternoon you’ll have time to explore the City Market and shop for sweetgrass baskets and other Charleston gifts. Day 4 — Charleston to Savannah. After arrival you’ll have a chance to see the city from the water on your Savannah River cruise, then check into your hotel for the next two nights. Day 5 — Savannah. You will tour some of the city’s 21 historic squares and visit the Mercer Williams House, completed just after the Civil War and today meticulously restored and furnished with 19th-century antiques. Day 6 — Savannah to New Orleans. Transfer to the airport for your flight to New Orleans where you will transfer to your hotel for four nights in the Crescent City. Day 7 — New Orleans. Begin your exploration of New Orleans with a walking tour of the French Quarter, home of the legendary Bourbon Street with its clubs and bars and many beautiful buildings with wrought iron grillwork balconies. Day 8 — New Orleans. This morning and into the early afternoon you’ll tour the Garden District with its beautiful homes, shops, and restaurants. Tonight you’ll have reserved seats for a performance at Preservation Hall, a music venue dedicated to promoting New Orleans jazz. Day 9 — New Orleans. You’ll venture into the bayous today for an airboat ride into the swamps where you’ll see the unique flora and fauna, perhaps even including an alligator, followed by a historic plantation visit. Day 10 — Depart New Orleans. Transfer to the airport for your flight. HOTELS: Charleston – Wentworth Mansion and Belmond Charleston Place Savannah – 
Mansion on Forsyth Park and Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront New Orleans – Windsor Court Hotel and Omni Royal Orleans


There is no denying the Golden S glitters. From Southern Californi of Hollywood glamour and miles beaches, to the charming City on Bay, San Francisco, this is the des of dreams. Our itinerary covers t of California—redwood forests, missions, and several of its wine c Along the way, the state’s best h critically acclaimed restaurants w come you. THE SUNSHINE STATE WILL DELIVER ON THE PROMISE OF ITS NAME—IT’S BEEN THE FAVORITE DESTINATION OF AMERICANS LOOKING TO WARM UP FOR A CENTURY. BUT THERE’S MUCH MORE TO THE STATE THAN ITS BEACHES. Miami is one of the country’s most cosmopolitan cities, a unique mix of American, Caribbean, Latin American cultures and home of a vibrant arts scene as well. In Key West, you’ll find a town with its own unique style that has attracted eccentrics as well as artists and writers—most notably Ernest Hemingway. Finally, we’ve left some time for America’s most popular attractions, the parks in Orlando. From the best tables in Miami to VIP passes at the Disney and Universal World parks, we’ll make sure you get the most out of every minute on this 11-day itinerary. Day 1 — Arrive Miami Beach. Transfer to your oceanfront hotel for the next three nights. Day 2 — Miami Beach. Enjoy a private walking tour this morning of the iconic Art Deco district, the largest neighborhood of Art Deco buildings in the country. Day 3 — Miami Beach. Today is yours at leisure to enjoy at the beach, shopping on Collins Avenue, and perhaps having an al fresco meal on Lincoln Road. Or you can venture further to some of Miami’s other neighborhoods like Wynwood or Little Havana. Day 4 — Miami Beach to Key West. Transfer to Key West this morning with a midday arrival at your hotel for three nights. Day 5 — Key West. You’ll have a walking tour this morning with stops at Mallory Square, Duval Street, and Hemingway’s home among others. Day 6 — Key West. Today you have a choice between two boat rides. One will take you out to snorkel the reefs surrounding the island. The other is a glass-bottom boat so you can see the fish and coral while staying dry. Day 7 — Key West to Orlando. Transfer to the Key West airport for a short flight to Orlando where you will check into your hotel for three nights in the Disney complex. Days 8 & 9 — Orlando. You’ll have your choice of the Disney parks—Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom for two days with your Park Hopper passes. VIP, skip the line access is available at an extra charge. Day 10 — Orlando. Your choice of attractions today. You can stay in Orlando and visit Universal Studios Orlando or venture to the coast for a tour of the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral. Day 11 – Depart Orlando – Transfer to the Orlando airport for your flight. HOTELS: Miami Beach – Fontainebleau and Mondrian Key West – Marquesa and Ocean Key Resort Orlando – Four Seasons and Grand Floridian


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Florida


Wyoming Wyoming


IF YOU DREAM OF THE FAMOUS WIDE-OPEN SPACES OF THE AMERICAN WEST AND A PLACE WHERE YOU—ALONG WITH THE DEER AND THE BUFFALO—CAN TRULY ROAM, YOUR NEXT TRIP SHOULD BE TO WYOMING. THE UNITED STATES’ LEAST POPULOUS STATE STRETCHES OVER AN AREA ROUGHLY THE SIZE OF EGYPT. HERE THE LANDSCAPE CAN FEEL LARGER THAN LIFE AND PICTURESQUE VISTAS ARE MERELY THE STARTING POINTS FOR ADVENTURES, FROM WILDLIFE TOURS TO RAFTING TRIPS. Your base in Wyoming will be Jackson, first settled in the 19th century by fur trappers. The majestic beauty of its setting—on a flat plan with the Teton Mountains rising up behind it—is combined with an attitude that embodies the cowboy spirit of the state. Jackson is also the gateway to Yellowstone National Park, the first national park in the world. Extending over 3,400 square miles, it’s a vast wilderness dotted with geysers and home to grizzly bears while its skies are filled with soaring eagles. Day 1 — Arrive Jackson. You’ll be met at the Jackson airport and transferred to your hotel for the next three nights. Jackson, a town of 10,000, is the gateway to three national parks. Here you’ll find both a low-key cowboy atmosphere, but also a vibrant arts scene and excellent restaurants. Day 2 — Jackson. You’ll be up before dawn for a wildlife tour with your private guide. Wildlife is more active before the temperature rises during the course of the day and your early start will allow you the best chance to see the most species. The area abounds with bears, moose, elk, and bison. Day 3 — Jackson. Today you’ll head on a rafting trip on the Snake River, one of America’s largest rivers and also among its most dramatic and beautiful. Depending on how adventurous you feel, you can choose from either a whitewater or a scenic rafting trip. Day 4 — Jackson to Yellowstone. Captivated by the beauty of the majestic Teton mountains, John D. Rockfeller, Jr. helped establish Grand Teton National Park. You’ll spend most the day tour- ing this park and then continue on to Yellowstone National Park and your hotel for the next three nights. Day 5 — Yellowstone. Today you tour the western half of the park, highlighted by Old Faithful and Mammoth Hot Springs. Along the way you’ll see many geothermal features—the park’s geysers were the primary impetus behind its original creation. Day 6 — Yellowstone. Visit a geologic wonder, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, which is roughly 20 miles long and with depths that range from 800 to 1,200 feet. Afterwards, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Yellowstone—the largest lake in North America above 7,000 feet—as you visit the eastern section. Day 7 — Yellowstone to Jackson. Return to Jackson this morning for your return flight. HOTELS: Jackson – Amangani and White Buffalo Club Yellowstone National Park – 
Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Old Faithful Inn


THE DRAMATIC LANDSCAPES AND THE RICH CULTURES OF THE VARIOUS INDIAN NATIONS THAT HAVE LONG LIVED IN THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST ARE LEGENDARY. MULTICOLORED ROCK OUTCROPPINGS AND SOARING NATURAL ARCHES; ONE OF THE GEOLOGIC WONDERS OF THE WORLD—THE GRAND CANYON; AND SOME OF THE MOST LUXURIOUS AND ELEGANT RESORTS IN THE UNITED STATES CAN ALL BE FOUND HERE. It’s not surprising that this part of the world is incredibly popular with travelers, both Americans and visitors from overseas, but we will help you commune with nature without ever having to share it with a crowd. We’ll also help you navigate the huge distances and extreme temperatures of the Southwest so you’ll be able to concentrate on the beauty of Arizona and Utah and never have to worry about how to reach your next stop. Day 1 — Arrive in Las Vegas. You’ll spend your first two nights in Las Vegas where, before you head off on your desert adventure, you can enjoy some big city pleasures—dining at restaurants from the world’s top chefs, shopping at designer boutiques, and seeing a headliner show. Day 2 — Las Vegas. This morning you will take a helicopter over Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon, landing in the Native American reservation at the floor of the canyon. Your return flight will take you over the Las Vegas Strip for panoramic views of the city. Day 3 — Las Vegas to Zion. Travel to Zion National Park with a midday arrival. This afternoon you’ll venture into the park on horseback and see the sandstone cliffs set off against beautiful blue skies. At the end of the day, you’ll check into the lodge for two nights. Day 4 — Zion. Today you’ll hike through Zion Canyon, which has been home to various peoples for over 10,000 years. You’ll be following in the footsteps of wooly mammoths and the hunt- ers who pursued them millennia ago, as well as the bighorn sheep that are common today. No private vehicles are allowed on the main road but a shuttle runs regularly to take you from one trailhead to the next. Day 5 — Zion to Bryce. You’ll begin the day by traveling a few hours to Bryce Canyon National Park. At Zion you are on the canyon floor. At Bryce you’ll travel along the top of a number of natural amphitheaters gazing down on thousands of orange and red hoodoos—rock spires formed by erosion—with opportunities to stop and explore further on foot. Day 6 — Bryce to Moab. After an early afternoon arrival in Moab, drive a few miles north of town to Arches National Park. There is one main road through the park with pull-offs to get out and explore the many rock formations—the park has the greatest density of natural arches in the world. Then check into your hotel for two nights but remember to look up before you retire at the end of the evening: the dark skies here are filled with countless stars. Day 7 — Moab. Canyonlands National Park is approximately 70 minutes from Moab. You’ll drive along the Island in the Sky road, perched 1,000 feet above the canyons carved through the rock by the Colorado and Green Rivers. Again, a series of hikes from the road offer better perspectives of the canyon below. Day 8 — Moab to Amangiri. Drive from Moab to the luxurious Amangiri Resort for two nights. At every turn, you’ll find spectacular views of the desert landscape at the Grand Staircase of the Escalante National Monument. Day 9 — Amangiri. You’ll have today to enjoy the resort—its spa, yoga pavilion, and much photographed pool that curves around a rock escarpment. If you are up for more canyon exploring, there are many options nearby. Day 10 — Amangiri to Sedona. Your midday arrival in Sedona offers you the chance to explore some of the downtown area with its galleries and the outdoor market at Tlaquepaque before checking into your hotel. Day 11 — Sedona. This morning enjoy a jeep tour of the surrounding canyons and red rocks which change with every hour of the day in a vehicle modified for the rocky and steep paths. Relax and enjoy your resort this afternoon. Day 12 – Sedona to Las Vegas. It’s about four hours from Sedona to Las Vegas. Along the way you will pass Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. You’ll have one final evening to explore Las Vegas. Day 13 — Depart Las Vegas. Transfer to the airport for your flight. HOTELS: Las Vegas – Bellagio and Vdara Zion National Park – Zion Lodge Bryce – Bryce Canyon Lodge Moab – Red Cliffs Lodge and 
Sorrel River Ranch, Moab Amangiri Sedona – 
L’Auberge de Sedona and Enchantment Resort


Canyon Country


Pacific Northwest


OREGON AND WASHINGTON STAND ON THE EDGE OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN— WASHINGTON’S SAN JUAN ISLANDS ARE A HIGHLIGHT OF MANY TRAVELERS WHO VISIT SEATTLE WHILE THE RUGGED COAST OF OREGON IS STUNNING BEAUTIFUL, WITH ITS DRAMATIC CLIFFS, OFF-SHORE ROCK FORMATIONS, AND LUSH FORESTS ON THE OCEAN’S EDGE. TURN YOUR GAZE EAST AND YOU’LL FIND THE STUNNING CASCADES AND ANCIENT VOLCANOES. The states have other surprises, like one of the world’s leading wine regions, the Willamette Valley outside Portland, where pinot noir pairs nicely with the views of the surrounding mountains. They are also home to two of America’s most vibrant cities, Seattle and Portland. The residents of both embraced farm-to-table cuisine, microbreweries, and artisanal products long before the rest of the country. Our itinerary introduces you to the best of the area in nine days, but don’t be surprised if you leave wanting more. Day 1 — Arrive in Seattle. Your private car will take you to your hotel in downtown Seattle for the next four nights. Explore the neighborhood, home to the city’s top museums as well as many restaurants and boutiques, after your arrival. Day 2 — Seattle. Your guided city tour will get you oriented and includes a stop at the iconic Pike Place Market. In the afternoon, take the monorail to Seattle Center, site of the 1962 World’s Fair and home to many attractions including the iconic Space Needle. Day 3 — Seattle. Board a ferry to Bainbridge Island. You’ll explore this charming, rural island with its many trailheads and a welcoming small town until mid-afternoon. Day 4 — Seattle to Mount Rainier. It’s a two-hour drive south to Mount Rainier National Park. Here you’ll have a scenic drive and time for a couple of short hikes before checking into your hotel for the night. Day 5 — Mount Rainier to Portland. Leave from Mount Rainier and arrive in Portland in time for an afternoon tour that includes the Pearl District and Washington Park Rose Garden. Day 6 — Portland. Just south of the city, you’ll find the Willamette Valley. This wine region pro- duces the nation’s finest pinot noirs and other cool weather varietals. You’ll visit three different wineries and enjoy tastings at each. Day 7 — Portland. Today brings more opportunities to explore the great outdoors of the North- west as you travel east up the Columbia River Gorge to the famous Multnomah Falls. You’ll hike over the rushing stream and on to the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center to learn about the natural history and exploration of the area. Day 8 — Portland. Portland has an especially vibrant mix of artisans and chefs, and you’ll have a free day to explore its eclectic boutiques, microbreweries, and innovative restaurant scene on your own. Day 9 — Depart from Portland. Transfer to the airport for your flight. HOTELS: Seattle – Fairmont Olympic and Hotel Monaco Mt. Rainier – Paradise Inn and National Inn Portland – The Nines and River’s Edge Hotel


THE GOLDEN STATE BECKONS – FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, HOME OF HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR, BEVERLY HILLS MANSIONS, AND MILES OF BEACHES, TO THE CHARMING CITY ON THE BAY, SAN FRANCISCO. ONCE YOU VISIT AND EXPERIENCE THE SUNNY DAYS AND MILD CLIMATE, YOU’LL UNDERSTAND WHY THEY WRITE SO MANY SONGS ABOUT THE STATE. Our itinerary covers the best of California—redwood forests and Spanish missions; Highway One with its scenic views over the Pacific; and the sophisticated life of its big cities. The state is also home to some of the world’s most famous wine regions, and you’ll get to sample the best wines from Santa Barbara in the south to Napa in the north. Along the way, we’ll make sure you stay at the top hotels and that there’s a table waiting for you at the best of its critically acclaimed restaurants. Day 1 — Arrival in Los Angeles. Private transfer to your hotel in Beverly Hills with time to shop Rodeo Drive and explore the less famous corners of this city. Day 2 — Los Angeles. Los Angeles’s freeways can be challenging to navigate, but you’ll have a private car and driver to take you to Hollywood, the Sunset Strip, Melrose Avenue and the Getty Museum. Day 3 — Los Angeles. Today you will transfer to Santa Monica where you can walk the pier and Third Street Promenade of this laid-back beach town. You will also visit the Getty Villa in Malibu, famous for its extensive collection of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities. Day 4 — Los Angeles to Santa Barbara. Afternoon visit to wineries near Santa Barbara for two tast- ings and a stop at Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos. Check into your hotel for two nights. Day 5 — Santa Barbara. Today is at your leisure to explore Santa Barbara—shopping in its historic Mission Revival downtown or strolling on its beautiful beach with views of the Channel Islands. Day 6 — Santa Barbara to Carmel. This morning drive to San Simeon to visit Hearst Castle, the newspaper magnate’s legendary and fantastic estate. Continue to Carmel for two nights. Day 7 — Carmel. Your hotel is within walking distance of the Carmel Mission and the many bistros, wine bars and boutiques in this charming and historic town. Your day is free to explore them all. Day 8 — Carmel to Napa. You’ll head along the scenic 17-Mile Drive through Pebble Beach, then on to Napa with two wine tastings this afternoon before checking into your hotel near Yountville. Day 9 — Napa. You’ll be up before dawn for your hot air balloon ride over the Napa Valley fol- lowed by a champagne breakfast and time to take a short nap. In the afternoon you will enjoy two more private tastings. Day 10 — Napa to San Francisco. Drive to San Francisco today for a tour that will include Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, Union Square shopping and more. Check into your hotel for three nights. Day 11 — San Francisco. In the morning, you’ll transfer to a boat that will take you to the infamous prison on Alcatraz Island in the middle of San Francisco Bay. The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore this unique city—you can choose from Golden Gate Park with its gardens, the De Young Museum, and California Academy of Sciences or visit the cafés of North Beach and other neighborhoods. Day 12 — San Francisco. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge this morning for a drive to Muir Woods in Marin County. Here you’ll take a short hike through a verdant forest of massive coastal redwood trees. Then drive to Sausalito where you’ll enjoy lunch on a bluff overlooking the bay before returning to the city. Day 13 — Depart from San Francisco. Transfer from your hotel to the San Francisco airport. HOTELS: Beverly Hills – Four Seasons Beverly Hills and Fairmont Beverly Hills Santa Barbara – San Ysidro Ranch and Belmond El Encanto Carmel – L’Auberge Carmel and Pine Inn Napa – Auberge du Soleil and Bardessono Resort San Francisco – Fairmont San Francisco and Monaco Hotel


There is no denying the Golden State glitters. From Southern California, home of Hollywood glamour and miles of beaches, to the charming City on the Bay, San Francisco, this is the destination of dreams. Our itinerary covers the best of California—redwood forests, Spanish missions, and several of its wine countries. Along the way, the state’s best hotels and critically acclaimed restaurants will welcome you.

California


Hawaii

HAWAII SPELLS ROMANCE, SCENERY, AND PURE HEAVEN FOR THE ADVENTUROUS. THE STATE, BOASTS VARIED TERRAIN, A DOZEN MICRO-CLIMATES AND LIES 1,860 MILES FROM THE NEAREST CONTINENT. HAWAIIANS ARE INSPIRED BY THEIR LOVE OF THE LAND, A STRONG CULTURAL IDENTITY, AND A SUPREME CONNECTION WITH ANCESTORS. Our suggested itinerary covers 4 islands and many experiences by land, sea and helicopter. Come and experience the incredible beauty of the nation’s 50th state. Day 1 — Arrive in Honolulu. Private transfer to your hotel for three nights. Day 2 — Honolulu. On your tour today you’ll visit I’olani Palace, home to Hawaiian royalty, the King Kamehameha Statue, the Kawaiahao Church, Honolulu Hale and the Mission Houses Museum. A stop at Pearl Harbor can also be arranged. Day 3 — Honolulu. Ease your way into island living with a short drive to the laid-back North Shore. Here you’ll find secluded beaches and small shops. Be sure to enjoy the garlic shrimp and shave ice. You may even want to jump off the famous Waimea Beach rock. Day 4 — Honolulu to Maui. Fly to Maui today and transfer to your oceanfront hotel for three nights. You may wish to hit the beach today. Day 5 — Maui. Sail from beautiful Ma’alaea harbor and follow the coastline to snorkel as you explore various reefs. When you’re done swimming with tropical fish and green sea turtles, enjoy a fresh lunch on board as you head back to shore. Day 6 — Maui. Today is a full day exploring Hana. After a quick stop for coffee on the north shore, head up the majestic Hana Highway for 50 miles of turns and one-land bridges built in the early 1900s. You’ll see lush rainforests, pristine waterfalls, stunning coastal views and red sand beaches. Enjoy a gourmet lunch at Hotel Hana Travaasa before your return drive. Day 7 — Maui to Hawaii. Fly to the Big Island of Hawaii today and your hotel for three nights. Day 8 — Hawaii. Start with a drive between the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa mountains with a stop for lunch before heading towards Hilo and a stop at a lava tube before your ascent up Kilauea in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Your guides will show you the hidden gems and must-see sights in the park. Then visit an eruptive site before a picnic dinner. Day 9 — Hawaii. Today you’ll see humpback whales that migrate to the Kohala coast each winter from Alaska on your whale watching cruise. The area is a sanctuary and this is where they give birth and tend their young. You’ll see tail slapping and possibly even full breaches. Day 10 — Hawaii to Kauai. Fly to Kauai today for three nights. Day 11 — Kauai. Much of Kauai is remote and not accessible by road. You’ll enjoy a helicopter tour that takes you into these canyons and over incredible waterfalls with lush green foliage. You’ll see “Jurassic Park Falls” before viewing Waimea Canyon. Then go along the coast to the Bali Hai Cliffs and pristine Hanalei Bay. Day 12 — Kauai. For your evening we recommend a sunset cruise that allows you to look up on the Na Pali rocky shoreline. Enjoy the sun as it paints its colors across the sky and learn about the ancient Hawaiians that once lived here. End day with a breathtaking sunset over the water. Day 13 — Kauai to Honolulu. You will fly to Honolulu to meet your outbound flight. HOTELS: Oahu – The Modern Honolulu and Kahala Hotel & Resort Maui – Grand Wailea and Fairmont Kea Lani Hawaii – Four Seasons Resort Hualalai and Fairmont Orchid Kauai – St. Regis Princeville and Grand Hyatt at Poipu


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