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America & Canada www.kuoni.co.uk


NUNAVUT

ALASKA

Fairbanks NORTHWEST TERRITORIES YUKON TERRITORY

CANADA

Anchorage

Kodiak

Glacier Bay National Park

Juneau BRITISH COLUMBIA

SASKATCHEWAN

ALBERTA

Prince George

Prince Rupert

Jasper N. P.

Edmonton

Knight Inlet Campbell River

Saskatoon

Banff N. P.

Whistler

Winnipeg NEW FOUNDLAND

Tadoussac NEW BRUNSWICK Montreal Québec City MINNESOTA Charlottetown NOVA SCOTIA Ottawa SOUTH DAKOTA MAINE WISCONSIN Yellowstone N. P. VERMONT Toronto Halifax NEW Rapid City MICHIGAN Kingston NORTH DAKOTA

MONTANA

WASHINGTON

IDAHO

Grand Teton N. P.

WYOMING

NEVADA

San Francisco Carmel/Monterey

UTAH

Yosemite N. P.

Las Vegas CALIFORNIA

Los Angeles San Diego

Mount Rushmore NEBRASKA

Cheyenne

Salt Lake City

PACIFIC OCEAN

Denver COLORADO

Bryce Canyon Monument Valley Grand Canyon Santa Fe N. P.

ARIZONA

IOWA

USA

KANSAS

Big Spring TEXAS

Philadelphia

OHIO

WEST VIRGINIA

MISSOURI

Memphis Tupelo Dallas

Boston

PENNSYLVANIA

INDIANA

ILLINOIS

KENTUCKY

Nashville

TENNESSEE

VIRGINIA

HAMPSHIRE MASSACHUSETTS RHODE ISLAND CONNECTICUT

New York

NEW JERSEY DELAWARE MARYLAND

Washington D.C.

NORTH CAROLINA

Atlanta SOUTH Wilmington CAROLINA ALABAMA Charleston GEORGIA Savannah MISSISSIPPI LOUISIANA

Houston San Antonio

MEXICO

NEW YORK

Niagara Falls

Chicago

OKLAHOMA ARKANSAS

NEW MEXICO

Phoenix Tucson

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

NEW FOUNDLAND

ONTARIO

Calgary

Kamloops Vancouver Victoria Seattle

OREGON

QUEBEC

MANITOBA

Lake Louise

GULF OF MEXICO

ATLANTIC OCEAN

FLORIDA

Orlando Naples Everglades N.P.

Miami

Key West CUBA

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Fairmont Chateau s s s s s Lake Louise · Page 210

Rockies & Alaska Cruise ssss Alaska · Page 152

Delta Ocean Pointe s s s s Victoria · Page 207

Rocky Mountain Rail Canada · Page 178

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Caesars Palace s s s s s Las Vegas · Page 115

Delta Centre-Ville s s s s Montreal · Page 197

Animal Kingdom s s s s s Disney World · Page 69


New horizons, new experiences. Sights that take your breath away and surroundings that make you want to stay forever. Holidays should leave memories that linger for all the right reasons and, since 1906, we’ve strived for this every step of the way. We have over 170 awards to our name, including Best Luxury Tour Operator at The Sunday Times Travel Magazine Readers’ Awards 2011 and Best Tour Operator at the Telegraph’s Ultratravel 100 Awards 2012. We’ve also been voted a Which? top Recommended Provider in 2011. Your holiday is safe in our hands. We’re truly passionate about travel and our history is full of pioneering tales. We’ll share our ideas, travel stories and knowledge with you because we want this to be the best holiday you’ve ever experienced. We can tailor make a holiday as individual as you are. An amazing holiday, unforgettable experiences, award winning service and a great value price . . .

Requested by you . . . Crafted by Kuoni


Find your perfect Kuoni holiday at a glance From experienced travellers looking to Go Beyond to wellbeing escapes for those needing to rest Mind, Body and Soul, we can craft your perfect holiday. Throughout this brochure, these icons and labels will help you easily find the hotels and tours that we think are tailored to your needs.

Rest your mind, body and soul in a stylish, sophisticated retreat. A wellbeing escape for total relaxation, indulge with soothing spa treatments, good food, culture and great service, taking time to just be you.

Escape everyday life and the daily grind by switching off during a quiet, restful holiday. Perfect for recharging the batteries, take the chance to unwind and simply get away from it all.

This will be a special holiday, staying somewhere tranquil to connect with the one you love. Relax in a secluded hideaway, enjoying uninterrupted time together in an intimate atmosphere.

Spending time as a family is important and so is the chance for kids to play and make exciting discoveries in a safe environment. We’ve hand-picked escapes that we think are best for a family holiday.

Looking for an unforgettable holiday with friends? Your group will be welcomed at these hotels, which feature a great social scene or exciting activities for an adventurous and action-packed escape.

Sunbathing, chilling out, meeting new friends and enjoying nightlife – these are all the simple things that make for a fantastic holiday.

Rest and relaxation, exhilarating activities, cultural sights, shopping and indulgent spas – sometimes you need a few ingredients to create the perfect holiday and make everyone happy.

Fulfil a lifelong dream by visiting an iconic sight or discovering something new – from safaris and city breaks to escorted tours. Discover far-off cultures and places you’ve always wanted to see.

Unfamiliar places, new cultures and authentic experiences. If you have the desire to explore, then go beyond and broaden your horizons during an independent adventure.

Honeymoons & weddings Kuoni has been travelling the world, seeking out indulgent honeymoon escapes, perfect locations to tie-the-knot, romantic civil ceremonies and heavenly destinations to renew your vows. We’ve won awards including Best Honeymoon Company at Perfect Wedding magazine’s 2011 awards. We have a dedicated Wedding Concierge team to help you plan every last detail; offer a free online Kuoni Gift List; and have 21 stylish Kuoni stores around the UK where you can plan your special occasion while sipping complimentary Champagne.

a ll inclusiv e If you need to totally relax and completely take the weight off your feet, then experience an all-inclusive holiday the Kuoni way. Hand-picked by our travel experts, many of our all-inclusive holidays are exclusive to Kuoni guests and all offer fantastic value for money. Many also include à la carte dining and most have special offers for Kuoni customers, including Free Nights and Long Stay offers, meaning you could save even more money when booking with Kuoni.

lu x u ry We’ve hand-picked the best fivestar hotels and tours in the world. We are the original experts in luxury, tailor made holidays and our aim is seamless service – from the moment you book to the time you return home. We have over 100 years’ experience in crafting incredible holidays and our team is passionate about travel, taking the hard work out of finding your next luxury holiday.

Sm a rt by K uoni A great value holiday with a company you can trust. Who wouldn’t want that? This collection of three to four-star holidays starts at just £399 and we haven’t stripped back any of the award-winning service we’re known for. Each holiday has been handpicked to give you more for your money. We’re not talking ultra-luxurious; we’re just talking a great holiday in a fantastic location without breaking the bank. The value range from Kuoni. The smarter choice.


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America & Canada

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Alamo America Car Hire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . America Motorhomes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coach Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . East America Multi-Centres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Florida Multi-Centres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rest of the USA Multi-Centres . . . . . . . . . . . . . Self-Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Self-Drives & Motorhomes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . West America & Hawaii Multi-Centres . . . . . . .

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Boston Tailor Made . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chicago Tailor Made . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New York Experiences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New York Tailor Made . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Philadelphia & Washington D.C. Tailor Made .

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Atlanta, Savannah & Charleston Tailor Made . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans Tailor Made . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Las Vegas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Las Vegas Experiences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Los Angeles Beaches Tailor Made . . . . . . . . . . Los Angeles Experiences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Parks Tailor Made . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . San Diego Tailor Made . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . San Francisco Experiences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . San Francisco Tailor Made . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Western States Ranches & Desert Tailor Made . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ca na da Alamo/National Canada Car Hire . . . . . . . . . . Canada Motorhomes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coach Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eastern Canada Multi-Centres . . . . . . . . . . . . Rail Journeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Self-Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Self-Drives & Motorhomes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Western Canada Multi-Centres . . . . . . . . . . . .

168 170 172 156 176 162 160 158

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Florida Beaches – Gulf Coast Homes . . . . . . . . Florida Beaches Tailor Made . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Florida Keys Tailor Made . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orlando – I-Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orlando – Kissimmee & Lake Buena Vista . . . . Orlando – Orlando Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Universal Orlando® Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walt Disney World Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

87 88 96 90 79 82 85 74 66

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Hawaii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kauai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maui . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oahu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

146 144 140 136

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Alaska Tailor Made . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Cruises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

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Montreal & Quebec Tailor Made . . . . . . . . . . . 196 Toronto & Niagara Experiences . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 Toronto & Niagara Tailor Made . . . . . . . . . . . . 194

Calgary, Lake Louise, Banff & Jasper Experiences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Calgary, Lake Louise, Banff & Jasper Tailor Made . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flexible Adventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vancouver, Vancouver Island & Whistler Experiences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vancouver, Vancouver Island & Whistler Tailor Made . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Two immense lands filled with enticing contrasts, America and Canada offer everything from sun-kissed beaches to elegant cities, and exhilarating theme parks to rugged national parks. These incredible destinations will charm, thrill and inspire you, and at Kuoni we want to make sure that you get the most out of them. We will help you create your dream journey and you can enjoy the flexibility of choosing what you want to do, when you want, whilst resting your head anywhere from five star city hotels to rustic lodges nestled in vast National Parks. Embark on a holiday of a lifetime and one that you’ll never forget.


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Select your dream holiday

Mind, body & soul Explore & discover

Away from it all

Time together

Go beyond

I want it all

For families

Sun & socialising

My dream holiday:

Holiday with friends


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Go beyond

Rockies & Alaska Cruise

Unfamiliar places, new cultures and authentic experiences. If you have the desire to explore, then go beyond and broaden your horizons during an independent adventure.

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Rocky Mountain Rail

Fulfil a lifelong dream by visiting an iconic sight or discovering something new – from safaris and city breaks to escorted tours. Discover far-off cultures and places you’ve always wanted to see.

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Mind, body and soul

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Holiday with friends

Caesars Palace s s s s s

Sun and socialising

Surfcomber s s s s

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Delta Centre Ville s s s s

Rest your mind, body and soul in a stylish, sophisticated retreat. A wellbeing escape for total relaxation, indulge with soothing spa treatments, good food, culture and great service, taking time to just be you.

Escape everyday life and the daily grind by switching off during a quiet, restful holiday. Perfect for recharging the batteries, take the chance to unwind and simply get away from it all.

This will be a special holiday, staying somewhere tranquil to connect with the one you love. Relax in a secluded hideaway, enjoying uninterrupted time together in an intimate atmosphere.

Spending time as a family is important and so is the chance for kids to play and make exciting discoveries in a safe environment. We’ve hand-picked escapes that we think are best for a family holiday.

Looking for an unforgettable holiday with friends? Your group will be welcomed at these hotels, which feature a great social scene or exciting activities for an adventurous and action-packed escape.

Sunbathing, chilling out, meeting new friends and enjoying nightlife – these are all the simple things that make for a fantastic holiday.

Rest and relaxation, exhilarating activities, cultural sights, shopping and indulgent spas – sometimes you need a few ingredients to create the perfect holiday and make everyone happy.

Some of the world’s most incredible train journeys. h Canada h Page 178

Alpine inspired and effortlessly luxurious in the heart of a national park h Lake Louise h Page 210

27 acres of tropical gardens, hemming a half mile stretch of glorious golden sands. h Maui h Page 141

Standing tall on Victoria’s inner waterfront with harbour views and contemporary styling. h Victoria h Page 207

Take a walk on the wild side at this safari themed Disney lodge. h Disney World h Page 69

Step back into the Roman Empire and enjoy a wealth of facilities that are legendary. h Las Vegas h Page 115

Experience the celebrity lifestyle of this relaxed and welcoming beach resort. h Miami h Page 92

Moments from charming Old Montreal and the retail delights on St Catherine’s Street. h Montreal h Page 197


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8 reasons to book with Kuoni

Travel experts since 1906 When Alfred Kuoni launched his travel agency over 100 years ago, he was a total visionary. An adventurer and explorer, he was seeking out new places, new experiences and easing the path for fellow travellers to share all he discovered. At today’s Kuoni, we’re pleased to say that little has changed.

Yes, travel is faster and easier, but we’re still exploring, still with that original sense of adventure, determined to open up new experiences for you wherever in the world we take you. A truly superb luxury holiday is defined by the number of perfect moments you remember. We know you’ll get more with Kuoni.

Travel is our passion Our Kuoni Personal Travel Experts have travelled all over the world and can’t wait to share their experiences, knowledge and recommendations with you.

We also have Kuoni experts and representatives in resort and experienced tour guides around the globe, so our local knowledge is always up-to-date.

Award-winning service Best Luxury Tour Operator, Best Honeymoon Company and a Which? Recommended Provider in 2011 – we’ve won over 170 awards for our service and holidays. Talk to our knowledgeable Personal Travel Experts and we’ll tailor-make a holiday that’s as individual as you are. We’ll help you tie in destinations, flights, hotels and experiences across the planet. Your perfect holiday will spring to life. We’ll share our first-hand experiences; plus, you can use our website to research your next holiday and watch 100s of destination and hotel videos in-store and online to help you make your choice. All of our tailor made holidays are designed around you and your needs, so the final price will be confirmed at the time of booking.


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Whatever your budget, we’ve hand-picked the best From our Smart by Kuoni value range to our Kuoni Collection holidays with the wow-factor, you can rest assured we’ve been to each destination and hand-picked the best hotels and tours. We also check thousands of prices daily against our competitors to ensure a great value holiday.

Your holiday is safe in our hands Travel with Kuoni and you will be looked after every step of the way. We are a member of ABTA and an ATOL holder so you can book with confidence, as all of our package holidays are financially protected. We have a dedicated team of experts and representatives around the world; plus, an emergency number available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Your holiday is safe in our hands.

We’re committed to sustainable tourism Kuoni is committed to sustainable tourism and the protection of people and eco-systems. We support projects including coral reef protection in the Maldives and Egypt; we’ve signed the International Child Protection Code to combat child sex tourism; and have our own composting project in Bali to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. You can support this project and protect our planet by offsetting your flight emissions at kuoni.myclimate.org. If you care about high standards of environmental and social responsibility, look out for the Travelife logo throughout this brochure – hand-picked hotels that meet a bronze, silver or gold level of sustainability, and also for our dedicated Ananea range of environmentally and socially responsible holidays.

We create memories that linger We have carefully hand-picked the best hotels, tours and authentic experiences. Each hotel has been specially selected for the care and service offered to Kuoni guests and we recommend them unreservedly. Many of our hotels and tours are exclusive to Kuoni guests and you’ll see Kuoni Plus offers highlighted throughout this brochure, added extras such as room upgrades and spa treatments that you’ll receive when booking with us. We know how to make your holiday special.

Book your holiday in style We have stylish Kuoni stores across the UK and our friendly Personal Travel Experts are ready to craft your perfect holiday from scratch, while you relax with a glass of complimentary Champagne. If you need inspiration, pop into your local Kuoni store

to begin your Kuoni experience in style. You can also call our expert team on 01306 744303, book online at www.kuoni.co.uk or visit your local travel agent. We look forward to welcoming you on a Kuoni holiday soon.


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We go the extra mile for you We Love It

we love it

Look out for the ‘we love it’ icon throughout the brochure. These are our favourite hotels, retreats that offer the very best quality and value for money. Each hotel has been specially selected for the care and service offered to Kuoni guests and we recommend them unreservedly. We love them.

Premium upgrades for high flyers We have a long relationship with over 70 airlines, so we’re often the first to hear about special upgrade offers. You can arrive in style and comfort when you fly economy plus, business class or first class – you can even charter a private jet

for the ultimate flying experience! We also have amazing airport lounge offers – many feature complimentary food, drink and spa treatments – see page 212-215 for more information.

Kuoni Gift List & Kuoni Gift Card

Family and friends can contribute towards your holiday, overseas wedding or honeymoon with our online Kuoni Gift List. The service is free, simple to set up and it’s easy for your guests to make a payment and leave you a personal message. We’ll also provide Kuoni Gift List announcement cards to send out with your invites. The hard work is taken care of. For more information, visit www.kuoni.co.uk/giftlist. Alternatively, your guests can buy a stylish Kuoni Gift Card in a presentation box from one of our chic Kuoni travel stores; or order a Kuoni Gift Card in a wallet through the post by calling 01306 744361. Special occasions deserve special holidays.


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Get connected, be inspired

Kuoni Concierge If you need to know something in your luxury hotel, you ask the concierge. Now you can think of your Personal Travel Expert as your own concierge service and ask the questions before you go. We’ll take care of details such as private airport transfers, late check-outs and we can pre-book airport lounges in the UK and abroad. We will arrange personal guides, organise special events, even private tours. They’re those extra touches to really make your holiday special.

Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest for some holiday inspiration and our latest news and offers. You can visit our Kuoni Travel Blog at www.kuoni.co.uk/blog and you can download our iPhone app to read features on the go and keep up-to-date with all the latest holiday offers and destination information. We also have 100s of hotel and destination videos at www.kuoni.co.uk to inspire you and help you make your choice.

Kuoni Authentic Experiences We’ve searched the globe for unique and authentic travel experiences. Our aim is to create unforgettable travel moments for you to enjoy on your holiday, such as a Harlem spiritual gospel tour in New York; a helicopter flight over Niagara Falls; and grizzly bear spotting in Canada. Inside this brochure is just a small selection of the unique travel experiences available to book; just ask our Kuoni Personal Travel Experts for more information.

Ananea At Kuoni, we are committed to responsible travel. Our Ananea e-brochure features a collection of extraordinary, respectful and authentic travel experiences, ranging from eco-friendly indulgent escapes to volunteering holidays and tours that go way off the beaten track. These are holidays for those whose urge to preserve is as strong as their desire to discover.

Read more about Ananea at www.kuoni.co.uk/ ananea or call our dedicated team of Ananea Personal Travel Experts who are passionate about sustainable travel and eco-friendly, authentic experiences. Our knowledgeable team is ready to help you choose and book your Ananea holiday, so call 01306 871187.


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call 01306 744303 / www.kuoni.co.uk / see your travel agent

Fairbanks ALASKA

Top 10 things to do in the USA...

Anchorage

Kodiak

1. Theme Parks

4. Shopping

8. Sport

The USA has its fair share of theme parks, with Six Flags owning over 21 parks in the country alone! But it is the collection of parks in Orlando that are the biggest draw. Disney offers a plethora of family friendly parks including the iconic Cinderella Castle of the Magic Kingdom and the wild safari experience of the Animal Kingdom. Universal’s Islands of Adventure is home to the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter where you can enjoy a Butterbeer at the Three Broomsticks and ride a dragon! At SeaWorld, ride the exhilarating Kraken and enjoy the legendary Shamu show.

If your credit card could use a work out, the USA is well equipped to handle all of your shopping needs. Top of the list for most shopping aficionados is New York’s 5th Avenue, home to high-end boutiques such as Prada and Tiffany & Co. as well as department stores including Saks Fifth Avenue and Barney’s. Other notable shopping destinations include Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles and the Magnificent Mile in Chicago.

If you’re spending time in the USA, you’ve got to take in a game or two. Be it basketball, baseball, American football or ice hockey. On the California coast you’ve got the renowned LA Lakers playing in the Staples Center and the Anaheim Ducks, named after Disney’s Mighty Ducks hitting the ice over at the Honda Center. You can also enjoy an exciting soccer game and see our own David Beckham take to the pitch with his LA Galaxy teammates. On the East coast, the iconic New York Yankees are hitting home runs whilst the New England Patriots get ready for the Superbowl.

2. Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a glittering jewel nestled in the midst of the Nevada Desert. With a plethora of iconic hotels including the Bellagio, with its dancing fountains, the Venetian and Caesars Palace, you can spend hours wandering the strip exploring the hotels and you can also take in one of the multitude of shows, including many by Cirque du Soleil and the renowned Blue Man Group. Alternatively you can enjoy a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon, try your hand at one of the many casinos in town or take a stroll to the Downtown area.

3. Natural Wonders

Without a doubt one of the USA’s most iconic sights, the Grand Canyon is simply breathtaking. Soar over this natural wonder in a helicopter for an awe-inspiring bird eye view, hike to the bottom and explore the canyon floor, or test your mettle on the Grand Canyon SkyWalk, a U-shaped glass walkway that extends out over the canyon. Or perhaps explore one of the USA’s selection of National Parks such as Yosemite or Yellowstone, or take in the rugged beauty of Alaska on a rail and cruise journey.

5. Road Trip

Route 66 is probably the most famous road in the USA and many choose to hire a muscle car or Harley to traverse some of its historic length. Alternatively, winding from Baja California to the tip of the Olympic Peninsula is the Pacific Coast Highway, another popular road trip choice. Along here you can take in some of the finest sights of the Western coast.

6. Beaches

Hawaii has a multitude of beaches offering everything from serene lapping waters to epic waves. The black sands of Punaluu, the barrel waves on Oahu’s North Shore and the buzzing vibe in Waikiki makes Hawaii ideal for just about anyone. Other renowned beaches include Venice Beach in Los Angeles, lined with fortune tellers, artists and street performers, and the beautiful South Beach in Miami.

7. History

For history buffs, a stroll around The National Mall in Washington D.C. is a must. Here you can see The White House and the Lincoln Memorial as well as other memorials, museums and gardens. Philadelphia is home to the iconic Liberty Bell and the Declaration of Independence as well as the Independence National Historic Park and a whole host of other museums and historic sites.

2. L as V egas Las Vegas Nevada · Page 106-117

9. Music

If you’re happiest surrounded by music then head to Memphis, the musical heart of the south, home of Elvis Presley, and host to an array of authentic country, soul, blues and jazz clubs. You can also visit Sam Phillips’ Sun Studio and Graceland, the former home of Elvis and the second most visited house in the USA after The White House. For country music, Nashville and its Country Music Hall of Fame and the live shows at the Grand Ole Opry, the world’s longest running radio show, are a must!

5. Roa d T r ip Pacific Coast Highway California · Page 34

10. Cowboys

Stay at the Mayan Dude Ranch, Bandera for a full-on cowboy experience. Enjoy a cowboy breakfast each morning, including pancakes, bacon and grits, all cooked outdoors beneath the trees. You’ll also enjoy two trail rides per day and a whole host of evening entertainment including line dancing, whip cracking and steer roping. You’ll also get to try your hand at a variety of other activities including archery, fishing and hiking as well as the opportunity to meet a tamed longhorn steer named Oreo!

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Molakai Maui Oahu Lanai Hawaii

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Memphis Tennessee · Page 98/102

Washington D.C. District of Columbia · Page 60-1

New York New York · Page 54-7

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MANITOBA SASKATCHEWAN

BRITISH COLUMBIA

CANADA

ONTARIO QUEBEC

WASHINGTON

Seattle

NORTH DAKOTA

Olympia Salem OREGON

IDAHO

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Yellowstone N. P. Mount Rushmore

Grand Teton N. P.

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MINNESOTA

Bismark

MONTANA

Helena

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Rapid City

Sacramento San Francisco

Salt Lake City UTAH

Santa Fe

CALIFORNIA

San Diego

COLORADO

Monument Valley Grand Canyon N. P.

Las Vegas

Los Angeles

Denver

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Sedona Palm Springs

ARIZONA

NEW MEXICO

MISSOURI

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma City

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Boston

Philadelphia

Indianapolis

WEST VIRGINIA

MASSACHUSETTS

RHODE ISLAND CONNECTICUT

PENNSYLVANIA

OHIO

MAINE

New York

MARYLAND NEW JERSEY DELAWARE

Washington D.C.

VIRGINIA

KENTUCKY

Nashville TENNESSEE Asheville Raleigh NORTH CAROLINA Memphis Chattanooga Tupelo SOUTH Wilmington Atlanta CAROLINA

ARKANSAS

ALABAMA

Dallas

Big Spring

Jackson

GEORGIA

MISSISSIPPI

TEXAS

Austin

LOUISIANA

Houston San Antonio

New Orleans

GULF OF MEXICO

PACIFIC OCEAN

INDIANA

Springfield

Topeka

KANSAS

Bandera

Chicago ILLINOIS

Phoenix Tucson

NEW YORK

IOWA

NEBRASKA

Bryce Canyon

Yosemite N. P.

Carmel/Monterey

Cheyenne

VERMONT

MICHIGAN

Madison

WYOMING

NEVADA

WISCONSIN

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ATLANTIC OCEAN

FLORIDA

Orlando Tampa Sarasota Naples Everglades N.P.

Key West

MEXICO

Charleston Savannah

Miami THE BAHAMAS

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East America Multi-Centres The East is home to historic cities, including Boston, Philadelphia and Washington D.C, which boast their own unique charms along with myriad attractions, from DC’s magnificent United States Capitol Building, to the unique mosaics of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens and Boston’s famous Harvard Square. With miles of unspoilt coastline, Cape Cod is a charming escape from the bustling cities. Synonymous with style and legendary landmarks, trend-setting New York is a perennial hive of activity. Manhattan is the pulsating heart of the city, boasting an intriguing blend of glamour and down-to-earth grittiness along with a whirlwind of iconic sights. Here are a few suggestions of eastern destinations that can be easily combined with connections by air, road or Amtrak which offers excellent rail connections across the country.

multi-centr e holidays with k uoni ta ilor m a de We have selected a handful of our favourite New York multi-centre holidays. However, these are fully flexible – you can change the length of your holiday, where you stay, how you travel between destinations and even add excursions. And with our vast choice of accommodation ranging beyond the destinations featured in this brochure, the combinations are endless. Call one of our Personal Travel Experts today to create your ideal USA multi-centre holiday.

k uoni plus Choose from any of our hotels in a superb selection of destinations, many of which also feature special offers for Kuoni customers, including Bonus Nights, Honeymoon offers and Earlybird discounts. Please call or see www.kuoni.co.uk for details.

new yor k As you crane your neck to take in all of the towering buildings, with puffs of steam shooting up from the drains and yellow cabs whizzing past, you can imagine that you’ve stepped into a scene from a classic film. Have your camera at the ready to snap the wealth of iconic sights that appear at every turn. Enjoy window-shopping on exclusive Fifth Avenue, admire breathtaking panoramic views from the dizzying heights of the Empire State Building or hop on a ferry to Liberty Island to see the

iconic statue. You may struggle to squeeze everything in but at least there will always be a few good reasons to return to the fabulous ‘City that Never Sleeps’.

toron to & ni aga r a fa lls On the northwest shore of Lake Ontario lies Toronto, Canada’s largest city. As one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities, Toronto is imbued with a unique charm and boasts superb shopping malls, an impressive theatre district and fantastic restaurants with an eclectic blend of cultural influences. Every September the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival attracts the rich and famous along with hoards of filmlovers and there is plenty to see and do throughout the rest of the year. Highlights include the thundering Niagara Falls that straddle the nearby border between Canada and America – an impressive sight not be missed.

passes 16 sites of historic importance in downtown Boston and Charlestown. Cape Cod sits on a peninsula offering miles of sandy coast, charming fishing villages and great hiking trails.

phil a delphi a Trace the historic city’s fascinating past on a walking tour around the Old City or head to the National Constitution Center to learn about the historic signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Philadelphia, or ‘Philly’ as it is affectionately known, offers an abundance of excellent restaurants, independent shops and one of the world’s largest municipal parks. Locals and tourists mingle on South Street, a trendy part of town lined with vintage boutiques, quirky shops and a wide-ranging offering of restaurants and bars.

Art and culture form a strong part of the city’s identity and it boasts an impressive collection of art museums, galleries and mosaics.

washington dc America’s famous capital is a treasure trove of historic monuments, grand architecture and revered memorials. Tour the famous corridors of the White House, visit memorials to former presidents including Lincoln and Roosevelt, and observe the world’s tallest stone structure, the iconic 169-foot Washington Monument which honours the nation’s founding father. Follow hiking trails through Rock Creek Park and explore the city’s plethora of fine restaurants, renowned museums, high-end shopping and clubs that showcase the city’s jazz and blues roots.

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Boston is known as the Gateway to New England, a beautiful region renowned for its incredible scenery, warm hospitality, rich artistic heritage and the stunning transformation that takes place every autumn as trees burst into a kaleidoscope of red, orange and gold. Boston is famous for its rich history, grand architecture, worldrenowned universities and fine museums. The compact city is easy to explore by foot and the fascinating 2½-mile Freedom Trail

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Both New York and Toronto boast an abundance of iconic sights, world-class shopping and a thriving arts scene. Explore New York’s charming neighbourhoods or take a stroll across Brooklyn Bridge. Enjoy a sightseeing cruise around Toronto’s harbour before witnessing the power and beauty of Niagara Falls.

This itinerary offers the perfect combination of vibrant city life, fascinating history and oceanfront relaxation. Enjoy the bright lights, stylish shopping and funky bars of New York before exploring the historic streets, boutiques, fine museums and galleries of Boston and unwinding on golden sands in sleepy Cape Cod.

7 Nights From £675. Based on 2 people sharing; 3 nights at the Edison New York, 3 nights at the Delta Chelsea Toronto and 1 night at the Hilton Hotel & Resort Niagara Falls. Excl. meals and international flights, incl. flight from New York to Toronto and rail transfers from Toronto to Niagara Falls.

9 Nights From £775. Based on 2 people sharing; 3 nights at the Edison New York excl. meals, 3 nights at the Midtown Hotel Boston and 3 nights at the Cape Codder Resort Cape Cod. Excl. meals and international flights, incl. an Alamo hire car (p36-37).

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New York & Bermuda

Discover the highlights of three classic cities. Experience the buzz of New York before visiting America’s oldest zoo and following in Rocky’s footsteps as you race up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Explore Washington’s monuments and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History before enjoying some jazz on U Street.

The perfect combination of city exploration and blissful island relaxation. Explore New York’s bohemian Greenwich Village or visit the renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art. Then leave the bright lights of the city to unwind on the beautiful pink sandy beaches of Bermuda. Dive into warm turquoise waters to explore shimmering marine life and pirate shipwrecks.

7 Nights From £595. Based on 2 people sharing; 3 nights at the Edison New York, 2 nights at the Holiday Inn District Philadelphia and 2 nights at the Capital Hilton Washington. Excl. meals and international flights, incl. rail transfers.

New York & Barbados

11 Nights From £1515. Based on 2 people sharing; 4 nights at the Edison New York excl. meals, 7 nights at Grotto Bay on All Inclusive. Excl. international flights, incl. flight from New York to Bermuda.

New York & Mexico Beach This dream itinerary offers the excitement and endless sightseeing of New York along with the beautiful beaches and exhilarating watersports of the Caribbean. Shop ‘til you drop in New York before heading to Barbados’ sophisticated shores. Swim with sea turtles, enjoy world-class golf resorts or simply practise the art of doing nothing upon glorious white-sand beaches. 11 Nights From £885. Based on 2 people sharing; 4 nights at the Edison New York excl. meals, 7 nights at Butterfly Beach incl. Breakfast. Excl. international flights, incl. flight from New York to Barbados.

Combine the intoxicating buzz of the ‘Big Apple’ with the tropical beaches of Mexico. Max out your credit card on Fifth Avenue or catch a Broadway show before flopping on heavenly beaches of dazzling white sand lapped by cerulean waters, exploring Mayan ruins, designer malls, eco-parks and enjoying incredible diving. 11 Nights From £1625. Based on 2 people sharing; 4 nights at the Edison New York excl. meals and either 7 nights at Moon Palace Cancun on All Inclusive or 7 nights at Dreams Tulum on All Inclusive. Excl. international flights, incl. flight from New York to Mexico.

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West America & Hawaii Multi-Centres Dazzling cities combine with breathtaking natural wonders and heavenly Pacific islands in America’s western states. In sun soaked California miles of dramatic coastline are interspersed with stretches of glorious sandy beaches and cosmopolitan metropolises. Inland, decadent Las Vegas sits in the desert, almost side-by-side with the beautiful natural landscapes of the Colorado River and Grand Canyon. The paradisiacal tropical islands of Hawaii sit some 2000 miles off mainland North America and offer the perfect destination for relaxation following a lively city break.

A host of international airlines operate daily flights to the major hubs of western USA. From these transport centres you can reach Honolulu.

multi-centr e holidays with k uoni ta ilor m a de We have selected a handful of our favourite West America & Hawaii multi-centre holidays. However, these are fully flexible – you can change the length of your holiday, where you stay, how you travel between destinations and even add excursions. And with our vast choice of accommodation ranging beyond the destinations featured in this brochure, the combinations are endless. Call one of our Personal Travel Experts today to create your ideal USA multi-centre holiday.

k uoni plus Choose from any of our hotels in a superb selection of destinations, many of which offer special offers for Kuoni customers including Bonus Nights, Honeymoon offers and Earlybird discounts. Please call or see www.kuoni.co.uk for details.

los a ngeles As the entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles offers a wide range of captivating attractions and world famous sights, both downtown and beyond. In Hollywood keep your eyes peeled for your favourite actor or musician’s name immortalised on the Walk of Fame, witness the Hollywood sign or place your hands and feet in the imprints of icons of the silver screen outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Whether you choose to visit Venice, Santa Monica or Malibu, no trip to Los Angeles

would be complete without a visit to one of the city’s numerous beaches. Then of course there are the television and film studios, some of which double up as theme parks, where you can catch a glimpse of the sets of your favourite films or television programmes. Learn about this industry that sits right at the heart of this expansive city, and, if you are lucky, witness some filming taking place.

sa n diego ‘America’s Finest City’ sits on a natural deep water harbour on the Pacific Coast and boasts a pleasant year-round climate and miles of beaches. From the Old Town, the first European settlement in California, to the Gas Lamp Quarter, the city’s entertainment district and home to many shops, restaurants, bars, night clubs and annual festivals, San Diego is a much-loved city. Well known attractions include San Diego Zoo and the amusement park SeaWorld, but there are many more attractions to enjoy such as Balboa Park, Old Town State Park and numerous beaches.

allows) of the city, bay, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. At Alamo Square Park witness the famous colourful houses of Postcard Row which are framed by the city skyline, recognisable due to the fact they have appeared in their fair share of films and television shows!

l as v egas Bright lights, big city. Las Vegas is a city of excess, a land of fantasy and above all a destination for sheer fun. Along the strip you will find the city’s most famous hotels and casinos – from the gondolas drifting their way along the waterways in front of the Venetian and the pyramid of Luxor to the grand façade of Caesar’s Palace and the towering Fountains of Bellagio. During a stay in Vegas you are not just confined to the city’s casinos, golf courses, restaurants and shopping malls as it also offers a fantastic base from which to discover the

man-made and natural landscapes of Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam and the vast Grand Canyon.

h awa ii The northernmost islands of the Polynesian archipelago, the state of Hawaii provides a Pacific getaway unlike any other. Large resort complexes with myriad facilities grace the shores of Waikiki on the island of Oahu, while slightly smaller resorts and hotels can be found in idyllic beachside locations on the islands of Maui, Kauai and Hawaii, also known as the ‘Big Island’. Breathtaking natural beauty can be enjoyed all throughout these tropical islands, daredevils can take on the renowned surf off many of the numerous beaches and those fascinated in geothermal activity can witness the ever-growing coastline at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

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Los Angeles, Las Vegas & San Francisco A hugely satisfying combination of two cities that never sleep, both boasting a long list of attractions, world class restaurants and magnificent shopping. The electrifying city of New York will get under your skin as you explore the avenues, squares and parks while dazzling Las Vegas will amaze you with its scale, glitz and decadence.

A perfect west America multicentre holiday awaits you with three of the USA’s most iconic cities combined into one jawdropping journey. Enjoy the numerous beaches and celebrity lifestyle of Los Angeles, the bright lights of Las Vegas, topped off with the sedate pace of life in the beautiful, artistic and historic city of San Francisco.

7 Nights From £549 Based on 2 people sharing; 4 nights at the Luxor Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas and 3 nights at The Edison, New York. Excl. meals and international flights; incl. internal flights from Las Vegas to New York.

11 Nights From £895 Based on 2 people sharing; 3 nights at the Hilton Garden, Los Angeles, 4 nights at the Luxor Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas and 4 nights at the Handlery, San Francisco. Excl. meals and international flights; incl. internal flights.

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Las Vegas & Oahu California lends itself perfectly to a driving holiday, so hit the open road between Los Angeles and San Diego. The home of America’s entertainment industry and a plethora of interesting attractions is brilliantly complemented by southern California’s beautiful harbour city with miles of fabulous beaches and historic neighbourhoods.

Two complete contrasts, Las Vegas and Oahu are an ideal combination to show off the breadth of beauty in the USA. Las Vegas comes alive at night when the neon signs light up and draw people into the casinos scattered along the strip. In comparison, Oahu is bathed in brilliant sunshine, with illuminating crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches.

8 Nights From £629 Based on 2 people sharing; 3 nights at the Hilton Garden Inn, Los Angeles and 5 nights at the Handlery, San Francisco. Excl. meals and international flights; incl. Alamo hire car (see p36-37).

11 Nights From £1315 Based on 2 people sharing; 4 nights at the Luxor Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas and 7 nights at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach, Oahu. Excl. meals and international flights; incl. internal flights from Las Vegas to Oahu.

Los Angeles, Hawaii & San Francisco Two beach destinations with very different styles combined with eclectic San Francisco. Lap up the latest gossip in Hollywood and join the rest of the sun worshippers out on the beach before hitting the surf in Oahu and finishing off on a high with the fascinating and historical city of San Francisco. 13 Nights From £1595 Based on 2 people sharing; 3 nights at the Hilton Garden Inn, Los Angeles, 7 nights at Outrigger on the Beach, Oahu and 3 nights at the Handlery, San Francisco. Excl. meals and international flights; incl. internal flights.

Maui, Hawaii & Oahu Discover the diversity of Hawaii on this island-hopping holiday that visits the islands of Oahu, Maui and Hawaii. Experience the striking natural landscapes of the ‘Magic Island’ Maui; Oahu with vibrant and modern Waikiki and the surf mecca, North Shore; and finally the black lava plains and captivating volcanic activity on Hawaii, the Big Island. 13 Nights From £1299 Based on 2 people sharing; 5 nights at the Royal Lahainia, Maui, 5 nights at Sheraton Kona Bay, Hawaii and 3 nights at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach, Oahu. Excl. meals and international flights; incl. internal flights.

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Florida Multi-Centres With an abundance of exciting theme parks, exhilarating watersports and magnificent beaches, not to mention historic districts, alligator-filled swamps and tropical islands, sun-kissed Florida is a dream destination for thrill-seekers, beach-lovers and families alike. The stunning Bahamas are just an hour’s flight away and the bright lights of Las Vegas and iconic sights of trendy New York offer a perfect contrast to Florida’s beautiful beaches and fun-filled theme parks. Florida has three main international airports: Orlando is the gateway to the magic of Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando® Resort; Miami serves the buzzing city and the Everglades; whilst Tampa offers access to the spectacular Gulf Coast. Here are just a few suggestions for some fantastic Florida & Beyond multi-centre holidays.

multi-centr e holidays with k uoni ta ilor m a de We have selected a handful of our favourite Florida multi-centre holidays. However, these are fully flexible – you can change the length of your holiday, where you stay, how you travel between destinations and even add excursions. And with our vast choice of accommodation ranging beyond the destinations featured in this brochure, the combinations are endless. Call one of our Personal Travel Experts today to create your ideal USA multi-centre holiday.

k uoni plus Choose from any of our hotels in a superb selection of destinations, many of which also feature special offers for Kuoni customers, including Bonus Nights, Honeymoon offers and Earlybird discounts. Please call or see www.kuoni.co.uk for details.

or l a ndo Orlando is one of the most popular family destinations in the world and is guaranteed to enthral and capture the imagination of children and big kids alike. Stay in one of the on-site hotels at the Walt Disney World Resort to enjoy easy access to the magical park where you can become an apprentice sorcerer for the day in the Magic Kingdom on blast off at Space Mountain. Enter The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at the Universal Orlando Resort™ which brings the magic of film to life, come face-to-face with

mighty polar bears in SeaWorld Orlando, enjoy the thrills and spills of The Wet ‘n Wild Water Park.

MIAMI This vibrant coastal city is the place to see and be seen. Lounge on soft white sands and watch the beautiful people bronze themselves on South Beach, cruise around Biscayne Bay or admire the parade of sports cars that line Ocean Drive. Explore Miami’s diverse neighbourhoods, from the Cuban flavours of Little Havana to the art galleries and fine restaurants of elegant Coconut Grove. Explore the Art Deco District and enjoy the city’s thriving performing arts scene. For shopping, dining and people-watching, head to Lincoln Road Mall, a pedestrianised road lined with boutiques, restaurants and funky bars.

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This string of coral islands dot the emerald waters off the south coast of Florida and are home to the only living-coral barrier reef in the United States which is teeming with colourful marine life. The tiny island of Key West is the southernmost city in the continental United States and it boasts a laid back charm and a host of activities. Explore shipwrecks, discover local history at the Audubon House, visit the butterfly conservatory or explore the 19thCentury fort in Tortugas National Park. Feast on freshly caught seafood, sampling local delicacies such as conch chowder and don’t leave without trying the islands’ signature dessert, key lime pie.

The beautiful Bahamas are scattered off the southeast coast of Florida and comprise 700 islands and 2400 cayes. A former haven of pirates, the islands now offer spectacular beaches, mouthwatering cuisine and fantastic diving. The elegant capital Nassau is located on New Providence, the most populous island, and from here you can easily explore surrounding islands. Tee off on world-class golf courses, fish for blue marlin, swim with dolphins, explore shipwrecks or simply relax on dazzling white-sand beaches.

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gu lf coast Florida’s Gulf Coast encompasses laid back beach resorts, fabulous waterfront restaurants and fantastic activities from watersports to dolphin-watching. Just two hours’ drive west of Orlando lies the coastal city of Clearwater. Here you can sink your toes into soft white sands and swim in clear waters before heading to the ‘Sunsets at Pier 60’, a nightly event featuring street performers, live music and craft stalls. St Petersburg, dubbed the ‘Sunshine City’, reputed to boast 360 days of summer. Browse galleries and boutiques, and stroll through the beautiful Sunken Gardens. Nearby Fort DeSoto Beach has been voted the number one beach in America.

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Orlando & Gulf Coast Enjoy non-stop fun and magical adventures in Orlando, whether you spend your time with Mickey and friends at the enchanting Walt Disney World Resort or experience the thrill of stepping into the world of film at the Universal Orlando® Resort. Then relax on Miami’s sensational beaches, explore the vibrant districts and enjoy fine dining, designer shops and funky bars.

This fantastic itinerary combines the exciting attractions, theme parks and incredible entertainment of Orlando with the wonderfully laid back Gulf Coast and its excellent seafood restaurants, spectacular white beaches and mesmerising sunsets of the Gulf Coast. The perfect combination of thrilling family fun and low-key beachfront relaxation. 14 Nights From £1145. Based on 2 people sharing: 7 nights at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Orlando and 7 nights at the Hilton Clearwater (pictured). Excl. meals and international flights; incl. Alamo car hire (see p36-37).

10 Nights From £525. Based on 2 people sharing: 7 nights at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Orlando and 3 nights at the Dorchester Miami. Excl. meals and international flights; incl. flight from Orlando to Miami.

Miami & The Keys

Miami & the Bahamas A fabulous mix of beach chic and tropical relaxation. Soak up the electrifying atmosphere of Miami, discovering the city’s thriving art scene and admiring the colourful buildings in the striking Art Deco District before discovering the incredible underwater world that lies off the coast of Key West. Snorkel or dive to discover tropical fish, colourful coral gardens, turtles and dolphins.

Combine the glamour and buzz of Miami with the natural beauty and watersports of The Bahamas. Rub shoulders with the rich and beautiful on South Beach and browse designer stores on Collins Avenue before discovering the intriguing history of The Bahamas, visiting cathedrals and crumbling fortresses. Swim with stingrays or simply relax under a shady palm on the beautiful beaches.

9 Nights From £1075. Based on 2 people sharing: 4 nights at the Dorchester Miami and 5 nights at the Inn at Key West. Excl. meals and international flights; incl. Alamo car hire (see p36-37).

11 Nights From £1945. Based on 2 people sharing: 4 nights at the Dorchester Miami and 7 nights at the Sheraton Nassau Beach. Excl. meals, and international flights; incl. flight from Miami to the Bahamas.

Orlando & New York

Miami & Las Vegas Escape into a world of fantasy and endless adventures in Orlando before flying to New York, ‘The City That Never Sleeps’ for a whirlwind of shopping, dining and sightseeing. Ascend to dizzying heights at the Empire State Building for unparalleled views over the city, indulge in some high-end retail therapy on Fifth Avenue or catch a show on Broadway. 10 Nights From £595. Based on 2 people sharing: 7 nights at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Orlando and 3 nights at The Edison New York. Excl. meals and international flights; incl. flight from Orlando to New York.

Discover two classic America cities with this exciting itinerary. The sun-drenched beaches, designer shops and trendy bars of Miami perfectly complement the glitz and glamour of larger-than Las Vegas. After working on your tan in stylish Miami, try your luck in Vegas’ casinos, explore funthemed hotels and enjoy worldclass entertainment. 11 Nights From £795. Based on 2 people sharing: 7 nights at the Dorchester Miami and 4 nights at the Luxor Hotel Las Vegas. Excl. meals and international flights; incl. flight from Miami to Las Vegas

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Rest of the USA Multi-Centres The United States of America has its fair share of iconic and world famous metropolises and landmarks that we can envisage even if we have never travelled there. But what of the equally fascinating, yet lesser known destinations? For those who have already visited the likes of New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Miami there is still plenty to explore and discover in this vast nation – from Ancorage, Alaska, in the wilds of the northwest to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on the Eastern seaboard. You can easily combine the cities of Colorado with those in Utah and Wyoming, or visit a selection of Louisiana and Tennessee towns, travelling by air or by road.

multi-centr e holidays with k uoni ta ilor m a de We have selected a handful of our favourite multi-centre holidays featuring cities all over the United States of America. However, these are fully flexible – you can change the length of your holiday, where you stay, how you travel between destinations and even add excursions. And with our vast choice of accommodation ranging beyond the destinations featured in this brochure, and even those that don’t, the combinations are endless. Call one of our Personal Travel Experts today to create your ideal USA multi-centre holiday.

k uoni plus Choose from any of our hotels in a superb selection of destinations, many of which also feature special offers for Kuoni customers including Bonus Nights, Honeymoon offers and Earlybird discounts. Please call or see www.kuoni.co.uk for details.

w est er n stat es Overlooking Puget Sound, the city of Seattle, Washington State, is the home of multinational software companies and aircraft manufacturers. Visit the top of the Space Needle, for far-reaching views, or the bustling Pike Place Market farmers market. Anchorage is home to an array of wildlife and summer recreational activities such as hiking, biking, fishing and horseriding. The Denali National Park and Preserve,

consists of six million acres of wild country and North America’s tallest mountain, Mount Mckinley. Mile-high Denver in Colorado grew up during the Pike Peaks Gold Rush of the mid-19th Century and now boasts many museums, a well renowned zoo and acts as a base for those looking to explore the nearby Rocky Mountains National Park. The host city of the 2002 Winter Olympics, Salt Lake City, is located at the ‘Crossroads of the West’ and is surrounded by the Wasatah and Oquirrh mountain ranges. During the summer months you can visit nearby resorts and enjoy the hiking and zip lining. During the winter the town really comes alive with people from all over the world descending on the region’s four world class ski resorts. The beguiling Yellowstone National Park is the world’s first national park and contains approximately half of the world’s geothermal activity. Mountain, lake, river and canyon landscapes are found alongside hotsprings, mud pots, fumaroles and geysers.

If country music is more to your tastes then the city of Nashville is for you. Wander through of the Country Music Hall of Fame or explore nearby plantations and parks. Atlanta, host city of the centennial Summer Olympic Games in 1996 and birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther Jr., blends historic architecture and modern development. Attractions include the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca Cola. Witness beautiful pre-Civil War architecture and experience the welcoming Southern hospitality in the city of Savannah. For a beachside break head to the Atlantic Coast city of Myrtle Beach with its year-round sunshine, wide sandy beaches and wealth of entertainment options.

At the waterside complex of Broadway at the Beach you will find an extensive collection of shops, restaurants and bars. For a touch of modern sophistication head to the Texan city of Dallas. Experience the Spanish colonial charm in San Antonio which sits between Texas’ plains and prairies. Here you can visit the Alamo, a former mission and the site of the famous battle during the 19th Century Texas Revolution. The wealthy city of Houston is the 4th largest in the United States and is one of the country’s busiest ports. The city is home to the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Centre home to mission control during the space shuttle’s visits to the International Space Station.

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This is a northwestern adventure combines ‘the Emerald city’ of Seattle, the breathtaking surroundings of Anchorage, the towering peaks of Delani National Park and Preserve and the riverside city of Fairbanks.

This multicentre takes you from Colorado through Utah to Wyoming, visiting popular cities and awe-inspiring national parks. Begin your journey in Denver before travelling to the city of Moab, Utah, gateway to the Arches National Park, and onto Salt Lake City. Your final destination is the magnificent Yellowstone National Park.

10 Nights From £1065. Based on 2 people sharing: 3 nights at Alexis a Kimpton Hotel, 2 nights at Ramada Downtown Anchorage, 2 nights at McKinley Chalet, 2 nights at River’s Edge Resort, Fairbanks and one night at Ramada Downtown Anchorage. Excl. meals and international flights; incl. internal flights and Alamo car hire in Alaska (p36-37).

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8 Nights From £475. Based on 2 people sharing: 3 nights at Doubletree by Hilton, Denver, 1 night Best Western Greenway Inn, Moab, 2 nights at Shilo Inn and Suites, Salt Lake City and 2 nights at Brandin Iron Inn. Excl. meals and international flights; incl. Alamo car hire (p36-37).

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Enjoy and soulful experience and a journey through America’s most famous musical cities. From the world famous jazz halls of New Orleans, Louisiana to the ‘Country music capital of the world’ Nashville, Tennessee – via Memphis, the birthplace of the blues and home to Elvis Presley’s Graceland.

Travel to the heart of the Deep South and enjoy the renowned warm Southern welcome in the states of Georgia and South Carolina. Visit the modern city of Atlanta with its array of exciting attractions before exploring historic Savannah and then completing your holiday with a break in the resort of Myrtle Beach on wide sandy beach lapped by the waters of the Atlantic.

8 Nights From £555. Based on 2 people sharing: 3 nights at Holiday Inn French Quarter, New Orleans, 3 nights at Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown and 2 nights at Nashville Best Western Music Row. Excl. meals and international flights; incl. Alamo car hire (p36-37).

Dallas, San Antonio & Houston Get to the heart of the Lone Star State and the Wild West on this multi-centre that takes in three of its finest cities. Combine a stay in stylish Dallas before donning the denim and cowboy boots at a ranch close to the Hispanic city of San Antonio. Complete your Texan adventure and look to the stars in the sprawling city of Houston, home to NASA’s mission control. 9 Nights From £955. Based on 2 people sharing: 3 nights at Best Western Plus Dallas Hotel, 4 nights at Mayan Dude Ranch, San Antonio and 2 nights at Hyatt Regency, Houston. Excl. meals and international flights; incl. Alamo car hire (p36-37).

10 Nights From £925. Based on 2 people sharing: 3 nights at Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 2 nights at Westin Harbour Golf Resort, Savannah and 5 nights at Hilton Myrtle Beach. Excl. meals and international flights; incl. Alamo car hire (p36-37).

K uoni Insider DAN HEWITT, PERSONAL TRAV EL EX PERT, DORKING If I had to pick just one highlight from my trip around Alaska, it would be going to see the bears at Brooks Falls; just getting there is an adventure. You have to get a float plane to Katmai National Park, landing on Naknek Lake at Brooks Lodge. The accommodation is basic, log cabin style, but watching dozens of large grizzlies catching salmon jumping the falls from specially built viewing platforms, just feet away, is a once-ina-lifetime experience. You must stay for at least one or two nights.

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Waterton Lakes N. P. Glacier N. P. Kalispell Coeur d'Alene Great Falls

Victoria Olympic N. P. Tacoma

WASHINGTON

Seattle

Spokane

Missoula

Mount Rainier N. P.

NORTH DAKOTA

MONTANA

Astoria

Billings

Portland

Ottawa

IDAHO

OREGON

Newport

Bend Boise

Spearfish Grand Teton N. P. Jackson Hole Custer State Park

Idaho Falls

Crater Lake N. P.

Rock Springs Eureka

Elko

Redding

NEVADA

CALIFORNIA

Reno

Salt Lake City

Cheyenne

Vernal

UTAH

Rapid City

MICHIGAN

Lake Tahoe

ILLINOIS

St. Louis

Shenandoah N. P.

Lexington

KENTUCKY Bowling Green

LOUISIANA Baton Rouge Lafayette Houston

Pensacola

New Orleans

San Antonio

Atlanta

SOUTH CAROLINA

Virginia Beach Kitty Hawk

Wilmington Myrtle Beach

Charleston

Macon

Hilton Head Island

Savannah

Jacksonville St. Augustine

Panama City

FLORIDA

Fort Myers Naples

GULF OF MEXICO

ATLANTIC OCEAN

Tallahassee

Clearwater St. Petersburg Sarasota

MEXICO

MARYLAND

Charlotte

Daytona Beach

Orlando

PACIFIC OCEAN

Washington D.C.

GEORGIA

Natchez Biloxi

NEW JERSEY

Asheville

ARKANSAS

Montgomery

Cape Cod

RHODE ISLAND

DELAWARE

Charlottesville

Roanoke

Chattanooga

Vicksburg

MASSACHUSETTS

Philadelphia Gettysburg

NORTH CAROLINA

TENNESSEE Cherokee

MISSISSIPPI ALABAMA

NEW HAMPSHIRE Boston

VIRGINIA

Nashville

Memphis

Acadia N. P.

Portland

New York CONNECTICUT

Lancaster

WEST VIRGINIA Alexandria

Cincinnati

MISSOURI

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh Bedford

Indianapolis

Springfield

Denver

Berkshire

New Haven Providence West Point

OHIO

INDIANA

Ely

Austin

Corning

Chicago

USA

TEXAS

NEW YORK Albany

Niagara Falls

Detroit

IOWA

Aspen Grand Junction Colorado Springs Bryce Canyon Moab Mammoth Lakes Tonopah KANSAS Gunnison Santa Rosa Kanab Capitol Reef N. P. Yosemite N. P. Cedar City San Francisco Monument Bluff Cortez/Mesa Verde Alamosa Valley Bishop Zion N. P. Modesto Sequoia N. P. St. George Durango Farmington Fresno Death Valley N. P. Page Kayenta Monterey/Carmel Taos Lone Pine Canyon de Chelly Las Vegas San Simeon/Cambria Grand Canyon N. P. Tuba City San Luis Obispo Santa Fe OKLAHOMA Gallup Bakersfield Flagstaff Kingman Pismo Beach Amarillo Albuquerque Arroyo Grande Solvang Barstow Holbrook Sedona Santa Maria/Lompoc Lake Havasu Santa Barbara ARIZONA NEW Ventura Beach Palm Springs MEXICO Phoenix/Scottsdale Santa Monica Carlsbad Los Angeles Dallas Yuma Anaheim Carlsbad Huntington Beach Las Cruces Tucson San Diego Sacramento

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Rocky Mountain N. P.

COLORADO

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Coos Bay

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Quebec City

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Tampa Palm Beach Fort Lauderdale Miami Key Largo

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Take to the open road on a USA self-drive holiday and explore this awe-inspiring country at your own pace. Hiring a car gives you complete independence to navigate this vast land whilst enjoying total flexibility. From picturesque coastal roads to the iconic Route 66 and wildlife-rich national parks, discover the USA with you firmly in the driver’s seat along the scenic roads. You just need to choose your car (see p36-37) or motorhome (p38-39).

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Experience one of the most - renowned highways in the world, Route 66. Journey at your own pace and enjoy your choice of sights, landmarks and monuments. Take in Abraham Lincoln’s first house, the cowboy culture of Oklahoma City, the fascinating Meteor Crater near Holbrook, the incredible landscape of natural wonder the Grand Canyon and entertainment capital, Las Vegas. An iconic road trip to remember.

YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 14 NIGHTS Chicago: 1 night Springfield, Illinois: 1 night h St Louis: 1 night h Springfield, Missouri: 1 night h Oklahoma City: 1 night h Amarillo: 1 night h Santa Fe: 1 night h Albuquerque: 1 night h Holbrook: 1 night h Flagstaff: 2 nights h Las Vegas, Nevada: 2 nights h Los Angeles: 1 night h

DAY 4 h Drive on to a different Springfield this time,

Springfield, Missouri, known as the birthplace of Route 66. If time permits, visit underground caverns and Crystal Cave, to view Upside Down Well and Rainbow Falls. Overnight at the Best Western Plus Route 66 (approx. 220 miles).

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DAY 5 h Today you will journey to Oklahoma City. Perhaps visit America’s only skeleton museum, The Museum of Osteology, but if bones are not your thing, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum covers all things cowboy! Spend the night at the Best Western Plus Saddleback Inn (approx. 300 miles). DAY 6 h Drive to Amarillo this morning, and the land of the

Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians. Be sure to add your own piece to the artwork at the unconventional Cadillac Ranch and travel the mile long Route 66 District and famous 6th Street. Overnight at the Ambassador Hotel (approx. 260 miles).

DAY 1 h Arrive in Chicago and perhaps enjoy a Chicago

Architectural River Cruise. Overnight at Chicago’s Essex Inn. DAY 2 h Travel to Springfield, Illinois - take time to explore

DAY 7 h Journey along the old Mother Road arriving at Santa Fe, ‘the City Different’ in New Mexico. Spend the night at the Courtyard by Marriott (approx. 280 miles).

the city and tour Abraham Lincoln’s spectacular house. Stay at the Holiday Inn Express (approx. 200 miles).

DAY 8 h Travel to the sprawling desert city of Albuquerque

DAY 3 h This morning drive to St Louis. Take a 630 foot ride

to the renowned stainless steel Gateway Arch for fabulous St Louis views. Visit St Louis zoo, tour the Forest Park or stroll the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Spend the night at Crowne Plaza Downtown St Louis (approx. 100 miles).

today. Take a ride on the famous Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway and stay at the Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn (approx. 60 miles).


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DAY 9 h Drive to Holbrook, stopping en route at the eerie Petrified Forest National Park, home to thousands of petrified logs. Also be sure to visit the fascinating Meteor Crater. Overnight at the Best Western Adobe Inn (approx. 230 miles).

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Canyon of the Colorado River on your way to fabulous Las Vegas. Spend two nights at the Best Western Mardi Gras Inn (approx. 300 miles). DAY 13 A fantastical day and night to spend in the

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DAY 10 h Drive through Navajo Indian Country to the awe-

inspiring Grand Canyon. Walk along the Rim and experience incredible vistas. Spend two nights at Hotel Aspen Inn Suites (approx. 90 miles).

entertainment capital of America. Take a helicopter or hot air balloon ride or perhaps a jeep tour to Red Rock Canyon. See the Bellagio Fountains or perhaps watch a show such as the spectacular Cirque De Soleil.

DAY 11 h A full day to explore the Grand Canyon National

DAY 14 h Leave the neon lights of Las Vegas and hit the

Park. Perhaps take a helicopter ride over the Canyon, or drive along the Rim and check out viewpoints including Grand Canyon Village.

open-road back to Los Angeles. On arrival in the City of Angels, transfer to the Custom Hotel for one night (approx. 290 miles).

Guide price in £ per person based on 2 people sharing for 14 nights incl. meal plan as detailed. Car hire & international flights not included.

DAY 15 h Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

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Experience the wonders - of New England on a self-drive taking in the highlights of this beautiful area. Follow the Freedom Trail in Boston, spot humpback whales off Hyannis and cruise along roads fringed by verdant foliage as you travel from place to place. Spectacular scenery and enticing destinations just perfect for the independent traveller.

YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 10 NIGHTS

Boston: 1 night h South Portland: 1 night Bar Harbor: 2 nights h North Conway: 1 night h Stowe: 1 night h Springfield: 1 night h Middleton: 1 night h Hyannis: 2 nights h h

DAY 1 h Upon your arrival transfer to the Four Points by

Sheraton where you will stay for one night. If time allows take a walk along the Freedom Trail, a self-guided tour that takes in some of Boston’s most historic sites. Go on a whale-watching tour to see humpback, finback and minke whales (local charge) or stroll through Back Bay’s boulevards and browse the boutiques. DAY 2 h Leave Boston and head to South Portland travelling

along the coast. On arrival visit the arts district, Baxter Boulevard and Casco Bay before staying for one night in the Best Western Merry Manor Inn (approx. 104 miles). DAY 3 h Today travel on to Bar Harbor along verdant tree lined roads past shimmering lakes. Explore all this beautiful area has to offer with visits to Mount Desert Island, Acadia National Park and Egg Rock Light, a beautiful lighthouse. You can also experience the thrill of rock climbing or kayaking and the area is well known for its shellfish. Overnight at the Best Western Acadia Park Inn (approx. 159 miles).

DAY 5 h This morning head out to North Conway, framed by a stunning White Mountain National Forest backdrop. Here you can enjoy a variety of activities including hiking, fishing, canoeing and there are scenic tours and shoppings malls ideal for a wander. Tonight you will stay in the Merrill Farm Resort (approx. 210 miles). DAY 6 h Leave North Conway and move on to Stowe, or

alternatively extend your trip with a five night stay in Canada. In Stowe you can enjoy an array of outdoor pursuits or alternatively there are plenty of shopping opportunities, fine dining establishments and a spa or two. Enjoy a night at the Golden Eagle Resort (approx. 120 miles). DAY 7 h Continue on to Springfield, Massachusetts where you can visit the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, wander through The Quadrangle and the Dr. Suess National Memorial Sculpture Garden, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Springfield City Library. Sip some cocktails in the Club Quarter, take a walk through the Forest Park and watch the animals at the Zoo. Tonight you will stay in the Hilton Garden Inn (approx. 200 miles). DAY 8 h Today you’ll continue on to Middletown nestled

between Portsmouth and Newburyport on Rhode Island. Be sure to visit the Norman Bird Sanctuary to spot wildlife before relaxing on Sachuest Town Beach, the largest beach in the area and great for surfing. For something quieter, Third Beach has much calmer water. Spend the night at the Holiday Inn Express (approx. 120 miles).


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Hyannis where you will stay for two nights in the Holiday Inn Cape Cod. Here you can enjoy the John F. Kennedy Memorial and Museum and take a whale watching cruise with the chance to spot humpback and minke whales! Relax on Kalmus Beach, watching the performers at Cape Camp Melody Tent and for those so inclined, take a visit to the Cape Cod Beer brewery (approx. 75 miles).

DAY 7 h Follow the St Lawrence River to Montreal to visit the city’s old section and the Place Jacques-Cartier, where you can a sip coffee a café and watch street performers. Tread the cobblestones of the Old Port and visit the Marche Bonsecours’ numerous art galleries and craft shops. Take a river cruise, relax in the beautiful Parc du MontRoyal and enjoy a trip to the downtown museums before transferring to the B est Western Ville Marie for one night (approx. 156 miles).

DAY 11 h Return to the airport for your onward journey. Day 8 h Today drive to Ottawa. Canada’s capital city is ideal

YOU R CHOICE OF EX T ENSIONS CANADA EXTENSION from £315 per person DAY 6 h Continue north to Quebec City where you’ll be met

with picturesque views, courtyard and boulevards. Visit Haute-Ville (Upper Town) located high above the St Lawrence River, and walk the Terrasse Dufferin, a wooden boardwalk affording picture perfect views over the river. See the Palace d’Armes square in the heart of Old Quebec, the star-shaped Citadelle Fortress and Grand Allée, Quebec’s grandest boulevard. Tonight you will stay in the Quality Suite Quebec (approx. 290 miles).

for those looking for culture, with many world class art galleries and museums. Visit the Rideau Canal, which winds its way through the heart of Ottawa for boating in the summer or ice skating in the winter. See Parliament Hill, browse ByWard and ByTown Markets and relax in Gatineau Park before your night at the Hotel Indigo.(approx. 124 miles). DAY 9 h Leave Canada’s capital for Toronto, the capital of

Ontario and home to the iconic CN Tower, to spend the day soaking up the vibrancy of this lively city. With a wealth of theatres it’s home to a great array of performing arts, as well as PATH – the largest underground shopping mall in the world – and Toronto Zoo. Overnight at the Holiday Inn Downtown Centre (approx. 281 miles).

DAY 10 h Just a two-hour drive from Toronto is Niagara Falls,

one of Canada’s most popular attractions and a truly aweinspiring sight to behold. Almost four million cubic feet of water go over the falls every minute before crashing into the pool below. Take a ride in the Maid of the Mist boat – be sure to use your free poncho as the spray from the falls is impressive – or tour the caves and tunnels behind the falls for a completely different perspective on this natural marvel. The surrounding area is also filled with attractions including arcades, casinos, restaurants and the Skylon Tower. Spend tonight at the Ramada Hotel Niagara Falls (approx. 80 miles). DAY 11 h You can then re-join the main New England Class

route at Day 6 and carry on to Stowe.

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Experience an exceptional - perspective of America’s great Rockies on this flexible self-drive, offering suggestions of sights to see along the way. Travel through the cowboy state of Wyoming, the snowcapped mountains of Idaho, the desolate but evocative Badlands and on to the colossal Custer National Park, Arches National Park and the extraordinary Yellowstone National Park for a stunning impression that will last a lifetime.

YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 13 NIGHTS Denver: 1 night Cheyenne: 1 night h Badlands National Park: 1 night h Custer: 1 night h Sheridan: 1 night h West Yellowstone: 3 nights h Jackson: 1 night h Salt Lake City: 1 night h Moab: 2 nights h Grand Junction: 1 night h h

DAY 1 h Arrive in Denver and overnight at the Holiday Inn

Denver Cherry Creek. DAY 2 h Drive to Cheyenne. Visit Old Number 4004, the

impressive Big Boy Steam Engine and the world’s largest steam locomotive. Stay for one night at the Holiday Inn (approx. 110 miles). DAY 3 h Arise early for a long drive to Interior spending the night in the Badlands National Park, at Cedar Pass Lodge (approx. 350 miles).

DAY 4 h This morning travel on to the Black Hills of Custer

in South Dakota. Visit Custer National Park, with its clear mountain waters, or majestic Mount Rushmore and its epic national memorial where the faces of four great presidents are carved into the mountain. Spend the night at the State Game Lodge (approx. 110 miles). DAY 5 h Drive to Sheridan today and overnight at the Best Western Sheridan at the base of the extraordinary Big Horn Mountain Range. This is the place to embrace the West and the New Frontier spirit (approx. 215 miles). DAY 6 h Travel to Yellowstone – the world’s first National

Park with a staggering 2,219,789 acres and an incredible array of wildlife including seven species of ungulates, 322 species of birds, myriad mammals and the gray wolf. Yellowstone is also home to more than 300 geysers, one of the world’s largest petrified forests and over 290 waterfalls. A must-see is the famed 308 feet Lower Falls. Stay at Best Western Desert Inn for three nights (approx. 300 miles). DAY 9 h Savour a taste of the old West today on your drive to Jackson, spending the night at the Inn at Jackson Hole. Take an aerial tram ride, go horseback to Mill Iron Ranch for breathtaking views and spend an evening at Jackson Hole Rodeo, for a super Western night out (approx. 125 miles).


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Mormom State of Utah. Visit the State Capitol Building, Temple Square and the Tabernacle, and experience the city’s thriving arts and cultural scene. Stay at the Red Lion Downtown (approx. 280 miles). DAY 11 h Drive on to Moab and stay at the Super 8 Motel

Moab for two nights. Moab is home to striking red rock scenery and close to the cool waters of Colorado River. Arches National Park is just five miles from here and offers a landscape of incredible natural sandstone arches. Spend tomorrow at leisure either in Arches National Park or Canyonlands National Park (approx. 230 miles). DAY 13 h Travel on to Grand Junction, Colorado’s wine county, and stop off at the Grand Vista Hotel for the night (approx. 113 miles). DAY 14 h This morning journey back to Denver for your

onward journey (approx. 250 miles).

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Highlights of the West

Experience the open road on this all- encompassing self-drive which takes you on a journey between numerous national parks, which boast spectacular natural scenery, and some of our favourite cities in the United States. From the beaches of San Diego to the iconic Route 1 along California’s coast via the deserts and canyons of Arizona and the natural and manmade river landscapes of Colorado and Utah this 20-night itinerary will take you to the heart of the West. 1 Sonora Desert, near Scottsdale 2 Desert landscape, Arizona

YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 20 NIGHTS Los Angeles: 1 night San Diego: 2 nights h Palm Springs: 1 night h Scottsdale: 1 night h Grand Canyon National Park: 2 nights h Mesa Verde: 1 night h Kayenta: 1 night h Page: 2 nights h Bryce: 1 night h Las Vegas: 2 nights h Death Valley: 1 night h Oakhurst: 1 night h San Francisco: 2 nights h Monterey: 1 night h Santa Barbara: 1 night h h

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DAY 16 h Drive through the Sierra

Canyon National Park where you can witness awe-inspiring vistas. Stay two nights at the Holiday Inn Express, located just 15 minutes from the Grand Canyon Village (approx. 228 miles).

Nevada foothills towards the town of Oakhurst which lies just 14 miles from the entrance to Yosemite National Park. Stay one night at the Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn (approx. 320-450 miles depending on season and road closures).

DAY 8 h Drive to the Mesa Verde

National Park. Spend one night at the Far View Lodge (approx. 280 miles).

DAY 17 h Travel to San Francisco and stay two nights at the Best Western Plus Americania Hotel. The following day discover this fascinating and welcoming city (approx. 192 miles).

DAY 9 h Travel to Kayenta and stay one night at the Kayenta Monument Valley Inn. Explore the Valley Navajo Tribal Park, also known as monument valley (approx. 162 miles).

DAY 19 h Spend the next two days

driving along the Pacific Highway. Spend one night in Monterery at the Casa Munras Hotel and Spa (approx. 120 miles) and the following night in Santa Barbara at the Best Western Plus Peppertree Inn (approx. 244 miles).

DAY 10 h Continue to the town of DAY 1 h Upon arrival in Los Angeles

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Page where you will spend two nights at the Holiday Inn Express. The following day perhaps visit the nearby hydroelectric Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell.

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Springs and spend one night at the Best Western Inn at Palm Springs. The city boasts a plethora of recreational activities such as golf, hiking, horseriding, tennis and cycling (approx. 126 miles). DAY 5 h Drive to Scottsdale,

Arizona where you will spend one night at the Hospitality Suite Resort. The city provides the perfect spot from which to explore the wilds of the Soronran Desert (approx. 276 miles).

DAY 21 h Today return to DAY 12 h Travel to the town of

Los Angeles (approx. 102 miles).

Bryce for a one night stay at the Bryce View Lodge from which you can explore the unique landscapes of Bryce Canyon National Park (approx. 150 miles).

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DAY 13 h Today head for the bright lights and glamour of Las Vegas. Spend two nights at the Best Western Mardi Gras Inn and perhaps choose from one of our optional experiences (p106-107) (approx. 262 miles).

£795 per person

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DAY 15 h Return to California and

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Pass online at www.nps.gov/ findapark/passes for a charge of around $80 per vehicle. Passes can also be obtained at the parks.

kuoni plus earlybird saver h Book by

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hotels as per itinerary. Hotels will be confirmed with final itineraries. GRATUITIES h Tipping is common practise in North America. We recommend between 10-15% for waiting staff, barmen and guides, and smaller amounts for doormen and porters. TRAVEL TIPS h USA National Parks require passes and these are not included. We recommend pre-booking your National Park

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Bakersfield CALIFORNIA Santa Barbara Palm Springs Los Angeles

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Experience the best of the west on - this 13-night self-drive beginning and ending in the majestic city of San Francisco. Lively city stays are interspersed with barren desert landscapes and astonishing canyon vistas providing a feast for the senses and forging memories of a holiday you will never forget.

YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 13 NIGHTS San Francisco: 1 night Arroyo Grand: 1 night h Los Angeles: 2 nights h Palm Springs: 1 night h Scottsdale: 1 night h Grand Canyon: 1 night h Page: 1 night h Bryce Canyon: 1 night h Las Vegas: 2 nights h Death Valley: 1 night h Oakhurst: 1 night h h

1 Desert landscape near Palm Springs 2 San Francisco

DAY 1 h Upon arrival in San

Francisco transfer to the Holiday Inn Civic Center.

DAY 6 h Today traverse the state

line into Arizona, also known at the ‘Grand Canyon State’, and continue onto the lively desert city of Scottsdale. Stay one night at the Hospitality Suite Resort. Located in the north reaches of the Sonoran Desert, the city offers a wealth of recreational activities and a year-round pleasant climate (approx. 277 miles). DAY 7 h Today travel north to witness the incredible spectacle of the mighty Grand Canyon, carved by the snaking Colorado river over millions of years. Spend one night at the Canyon Plaza Resort located just one mile from the entrance to the national park (approx. 228 miles).

DAY 2 h Your journey begins

with a scenic drive along Route 1 which hugs the dramatic Californian coastline between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Spend one night in the small coastal city of Arroyo Grand at the Best Western Plus Casa Grande Inn (approx. 250 miles). 1

Continue on to Los Angeles where you will spend two nights at the Figueroa Hotel located in Downtown Los Angeles. Spend the following day exploring the city, its beaches and the witnessing the faded glamour of the home of American cinema Hollywood (approx. 176 miles). DAY 3

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home of the rich and famous to the desert winter playground of numerous Hollywood stars both past and present. Spend one night in Palm Springs at the Best Western Inn at Palm Springs and sample the goodlife perhaps with a round of golf, a hike in the desert or a night on the tiles (approx. 111 miles).

kuoni plus earlybird saver h Book by

31 Mar 2013 for a discount of US$30 per booking.

DAY 9 h Drive to the town of Bryce, Utah, for a one night stay at the Bryce View Lodge where you can witness the otherworldly and dramatic limestone landscapes (approx. 149 miles).

£395 per person

man-made wonders - your next stop is the dazzling city of Las Vegas, a mecca for those who wish to gamble, dine at world class restaurants and shop up a storm.

Francisco, where you will complete your self-drive (approx. 194 miles).

guide price from

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COLORADO Bryce Canyon N. P.

Yosemite N. P.

Oakhurst Death Valley N. P.

Monterey

Las Vegas

upgrade h A Superior option of

this self-drive is also available at a supplement from £100. h A Deluxe option of this self-drive is also available at a supplement from £555 per person.

DAY 13 h This morning journey into the picturesque foothills of the snowcapped Sierra Nevada Mountains towards the town of Oakhurst which is located approximately 14 miles from the entrance of the beautiful Yosemite National Park. Stay one night at the Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn (approx. 158 miles). DAY 14 h Today return to San

Pass online at www.nps.gov/ findapark/passes for a charge of around $80 per vehicle. Passes can also be obtained at the parks.

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into California and drive to Death Valley for a one night stay at the Stagecoach Inn & Casino (approx. 286 miles).

witnessing a wonderful sunrise over the Canyon journey to the city of Page for a one night stay at the Best Western Plus at Lake Powell. Nearby is the Glen Canyon Dam and the beautiful man-made Lake Powell, a popular summer watersports destination (approx. 142 miles).

ACCOMMODATION h 2, 2½, 3 Star

hotels as per itinerary. Hotels will be confirmed with final itineraries. GRATUITIES h Tipping is common practise in North America. We recommend between 10-15% for waiting staff, barmen and guides, and smaller amounts for doormen and porters. TRAVEL TIPS h USA National Parks require passes and these are not included. We recommend pre-booking your National Park

DAY 12 h Cross the state line back

DAY 8 h After rising early and

DAY 10 h From natural wonders to DAY 5 h Today travel from the

Spend two nights at the Best Western Mardi Gras Inn and experience this unique city in the middle of the desert (approx. 262 miles).

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IMPORTANT HOLIDAY INFORMATION: The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. Prices vary depending on the date you wish to travel and the elements included in your package. Please read p217-221 before you book your holiday. For further information and to tailor make your holiday, please call us or go to www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.

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Drive past glorious beaches and - explore vast national parks; visit world-famous attractions and stay in one of the world’s most astounding cities – this ten night self-drive is an unforgettable road trip. With the freedom to travel at your own pace, enjoy the flexibility to choose your own sightseeing highlights of America’s golden state.

1 Death Valley National Park 2 The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 10 NIGHTS Los Angeles: 1 night Las Vegas: 2 nights h Death Valley National Park/ Ridgecrest: 1 night h Sequoia National Park/ Visalia: 1 night h Yosemite National Park: 1 night h San Francisco: 2 nights h Monterey: 1 night h California Coast: 1 night h h

DAY 1 h On arrival in Los Angeles,

transfer via complimentary hotel shuttle to the Custom Hotel for one night. DAY 2 h This morning explore Los

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Angeles and its surrounding areas – drive out to one of the glorious California beaches or visit the famous Hollywood sign and Walk of Fame. Then hit the Interstate 15 to head straight for the bright lights of Las Vegas and the Best Western Mardi Gras Inn Hotel & Casino for two nights (approx. 285 miles).

DAY 4 h Head west to Death Valley

National Park – the lowest, hottest and driest region in America. Perhaps choose to take a guided tour of this vast wilderness with its desert sand dunes, snowcapped mountains, geological marvels and unique wildlife. Stay tonight at the Comfort Inn in the community of Ridgecrest, two valleys away from the national park (approx. 240 miles). DAY 5 h Your next stop is Visalia in the San Joaquin Valley, with a picturesque backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and well located for exploring the Sequoia National Park. This rugged park is famous for its giant sequoia trees and is home to the Giant Forest, which includes the General Sherman tree – the largest tree on Earth. Overnight at the Holiday Inn Visalia (approx. 180 miles).

DAY 9 h Journey south past Santa Cruz and along the Pacific Coast to Monterey. Choose from a wealth of activities in this waterfront city including kayaking and golf, visit the renowned aquarium and venture down Cannery Row. Drive to the Asilomar Conference Grounds for a one night stay (approx. 120 miles). DAY 10 h Continue south past

Pismo Beach to Arroyo Grande and the Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard for one night (approx. 280 miles). DAY 11 h Drive to Los Angeles to

complete your round trip and transfer to the airport for your onward journey (approx. 65 miles).

DAY 6 h Drive north to the

beautiful Yosemite National Park with its waterfalls, deep valleys and excellent hiking routes. Stay at the Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn in Oakhurst for one night (approx. 145 miles).

guide price from

DAY 7 h Head through lush valleys

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DAY 3 h A memorable full day in

Vegas awaits today. Discover the highlights of one of the world’s glitziest cities, open 24-hours for non-stop entertainment. Take in a show, stroll down The Strip, see the magical fountains of the Bellagio or take a flutter in one of many casinos.

Enjoy a Golden Gate Bay cruise, sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz. Perhaps choose to also take a wine tour in the Napa Valley.

towards the West Coast to the much-loved city of San Francisco and the Holiday Inn for a two night stay (approx. 190 miles). DAY 8 h Explore San Francisco’s

£365 per person

high season (01 apr-31 oct 2013) from £419 Guide price in £ per person based on 2 people sharing for 10 nights incl. meal plan as detailed. Car hire and international flights are not included.

attractions at your own pace – visit Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square and Chinatown.

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www.nps.gov/fees for a charge of around $80 per vehicle. Passes can also be obtained at the parks.

included.

K uoni Plus EXCURSION OFFER h

Complimentary Golden Gate Bay Cruise for up to 2 people. earlybird saver h Book by 31 Mar 2013 for a discount of US$30 per booking. All offers apply to 2013. Call or see online for 2014 offers.

ACCOMMODATION h 3 Star hotels as per itinerary. Hotels will be confirmed with final itineraries. GRATUITIES h Tipping is common practise in North America. We recommend between 10-15% for waiting staff, barmen and guides, and smaller amounts for doormen and porters. TRAVEL TIPS h USA National Parks require passes and these are not included. We recommend pre-booking your National Park Pass online at

Sonoma San Francisco

Yosemite N. P.

NEVADA

Oakhurst

TAILOR MADE & UPGR ADES

Visalia

upgrade h A Superior option of

this self-drive is also available at a supplement from £210 per person. A Deluxe option of this self-drive is also available at a supplement from £670 per person.

Sequoia N. P.

Monterey

Death Valley N. P.

Las Vegas CALIFORNIA

Pismo Beach

PACIFIC OCEAN

Los Angeles

San Diego

IMPORTANT HOLIDAY INFORMATION: The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. Prices vary depending on the date you wish to travel and the elements included in your package. Please read p217-221 before you book your holiday. For further information and to tailor make your holiday, please call us or go to www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.

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Experience legendary southern - hospitality and an eclectic blend of cultural influences on this fascinating self-drive journey across five of the Southern States. Trace the roots of some of America’s greatest musical genres and discover the history of the American Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement.

YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 11 NIGHTS New Orleans: 2 nights Natchez: 1 night h Memphis: 2 nights h Nashville: 2 nights h Atlanta: 2 nights h Montgomery: 1 night h New Orleans: 1 night h h

DAY 1 h Upon arrival in New

Orleans, transfer to the Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome for two nights. Spend the following day exploring the ‘Big Easy’, the birthplace of jazz, which is also renowned for its French architecture, spicy Creole cuisine and friendly locals. Ride one of the iconic streetcars or wander along Bourbon Street which lies in the heart of the historic French Quarter. Perhaps take a paddleboat cruise along the Mississippi River or soak up up the lively atmosphere in one of the many jazz bars.

1 Hernando DeSoto Bridge over the Mississippi River 2 French Quarter balcony, New Orleans, Louisiana

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DAY 3 h Leave Louisiana and drive

north, crossing the border into Mississippi and arriving in the town of Natchez for one night at the Eola Hotel (approx. 170 miles). Natchez is a historic European settlement named after the tribe of Native Americans that resided in the region in the 18th Century. Visit the museum and ceremonial mounds at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians or hike through Natchez Bluff Park to enjoy fabulous views over the Mississippi River.

DAY 4 h Continue your journey

DAY 10 h Cross the border

north and cross the border into Tennessee. Upon arrival in Memphis, transfer to the Comfort Inn Downtown for a two night stay. Known as the home of blues music, the city is also renowned for its rock and roll roots. Visit Elvis’ beloved Graceland or tour the famous Sun Studio where legends including Elvis and Johnny Cash cut their first records. History buffs will enjoy the insightful exhibitions at the National Civil Rights Museum.

into Alabama and continue to Montgomery for one night in the Holiday Inn Express (approx. 155 miles). Learn about the Civil Rights Movement with visits to the Rosa Parks Library and Museum and the Civil Rights Memorial Center. The city also boasts a fine Museum of Modern Arts and a superb Shakespeare theatre programme. DAY 11 h Drive south east to New

Orleans for a final night (approx. 320 miles).

DAY 6 h Drive east to Nashville,

the ‘Music City’, and spend two nights at the Best Western Plus Music Row (approx. 210 miles). The Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum offers the perfect introduction to the city’s legendary music scene. The next day take a walking tour of the city, sample some southern fried chicken or discover up-and-coming musicians at The Bluebird Café.

guide price from

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DAY 8 h Drive south, crossing the

border into Georgia and continue to Atlanta for a two night stay in the Days Inn Atlanta Downtown (approx. 245 miles). The city played an important role in the Civil War and the Atlanta Cyclorama brings the 1864 Battle of Atlanta to life. Catch a show at the famous Fox Theatre or visit the world’s largest aquarium.

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ACCOMMODATION h 2 and 3 Star hotels as per itinerary. GRATUITIES h Tipping is common practise in North America. We recommend between 10-15% for waiting staff, barmen and guides, and smaller amounts for doormen and porters.

ARKANSAS

NORTH CAROLINA

Memphis Tupelo Atlanta

MISSISSIPPI ALABAMA

GEORGIA

Montgomery

LOUISIANA

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All offers apply to 2013. Call or see online for 2014 offers. New Orleans

IMPORTANT HOLIDAY INFORMATION: The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. Prices vary depending on the date you wish to travel and the elements included in your package. Please read p217-221 before you book your holiday. For further information and to tailor make your holiday, please call us or go to www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.

SOUTH CAROLINA

FLORIDA

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what’s included

one way r en ta ls

In the USA, the basic rental charge includes unlimited mileage and limited third party coverage. We strongly recommend that you pre-purchase one of the following additional rental package to give peace of mind. Both Alamo Fully Inclusive and Alamo Gold include up to US$1 million liability coverage, and up to US$100,000 Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP), for your financial protection.

Kuoni has negotiated a special agreement with Alamo, to offer even better value for drivers who want to pick up and drop off their car at different locations, to give the added flexibility to see and do as much as possible. One way fees are based on mileage from pick-up point to drop-off point and are payable locally. USA one way fees range from $99-$500. NB h One way rentals are not possible on economy grade cars.

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Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) Airport fees, state and local surcharges h Unlimited mileage h $1 million liability cover h h

alamo gold

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) h Airport fees, state and local surcharges h Unlimited mileage h Additional driver charge for up to 3 extra drivers h 1 tank of fuel h $1 million liability cover. h Upgrade from intermediate to full size. h

alamo fully inclusive & gps h Prebookable GPS. See upgrades (p37) for more details of costs.

k uoni exclusiv e Free upgrade from intermediate to full size when the Gold Package is pre-purchased.

k uoni plus There are no one way fees in the states of California, Arizona and Nevada, so as long as you pick up and drop off in these states there will be no extra cost.


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GPS (SATELLITE NAVIGATION HANDSETS) h All grades from £10 per day, £49 per week. NB h Only available if Alamo Fully Inclusive or Alamo Gold are pre-purchased. alamo fully inclusive h From £10 per day or £110 per week. alamo gold h Upgrade from £17 per day or £150 per week. ALAMO ROADSIDE plus h For peace of mind, Roadside Plus is available at approximately $5 per day payable locally. This includes replacement of lost keys, towing of vehicle when inoperable and tyre replacement if damaged. For further information please contact our sales department. 2 3

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For drivers aged 21-24 there is a supplement of $25 per day, payable locally. travel tips h Kuoni recommends Alamo Gold so you don’t have to fill the up the car as soon as you arrive and you can return it empty. Also go for a bigger car if you have lots of luggage or plan on doing a lot of shopping. nb h For full car information please see p216.

Enjoy the freedom to choose with Alamo’s unique ‘Choice’ programme. Choice lets you choose the car you drive away in from the full range available in the group you book. Available at selected locations across America at no extra charge. ALAMO save time h All Kuoni clients who pre-book either Alamo Fully Inclusive or Alamo Gold packages will qualify for use of Save Time. Save Time enables you to pre-register the driver’s details before you travel at selected rental locations. Details of how to register will be included in your travel documents or for further information log on to www.alamosavetime.com.

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D  odge Caravan or similar (European size equivalent Volkswagon Sharan) h 7 seat (MVAR) or h Toyota Sienna or similar h 8 seat (SVAR) h

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Please call our sales team for further details. 12 seater minivans are available in Florida and a selection of airport locations in the Western States.

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America Motorhomes with Cruise America Motorhomes – or RVs (Recreational Vehicles) as the American’s call them – let you experience the sights at your own pace and allow you the freedom to roam off the tourist trail to discover parts of America not visited on typical coach or self-drive tours. These ‘RVs’ really come into their own out on the open highways, cruising away from the big centres and through iconic National Parks. With the added convenience of only having to unpack once, quality vehicles and a wide range of rental locations and one-way rentals, a motorhome holiday is a fun and adventurous way to see America.

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YOUR MOTORHOME

As one of America’s largest RV rental firms, Cruise America offer you the convenience of an array of pick-up and dropoff points (127 in total) as well as the peace of mind of quality vehicles and comprehensive support should you need it.

All motorhomes are simple to operate and easy to drive with automatic transmission and power breaking and steering. We are pleased to offer a selection of motorhomes (see opposite). The main difference in vehicle categories is the varying length and passenger capacity.

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You will love the freedom and flexibility of travelling in a motorhome. There are thousands of campgrounds all over the USA leaving you the flexibility to plan your own itinerary. For the ultimate in flexibility it is possible to simply hit the ground running, although for busy periods such as public holiday weekends, high seasons and at popular sites it is recommended that you pre-book campgrounds if possible.

Please note that motorhome rental prices with Cruise America are available on request through our sales advisors. To ensure we can offer you the best possible rates, our prices operate on a flexible pricing plan based around the availability of your choice of vehicle on the dates you wish to hire. Booking early and outside busy periods can, therefore, dramatically reduce the cost of your hire. Please contact our USA Personal Travel Experts for further details.


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years. There is no surcharge for drivers under the age of 25 or for additional drivers. MINIMUM RENTAL h Minimum rental is 7 days. SECURITY DEPOSIT h A security deposit of US$1000 is required when picking up your vehicle. This amount is refunded if the vehicle is returned undamaged. FIRST NIGHT ACCOMMODATION h Accommodation must be prebooked for your first night in America if you’re coming off an international flight. You will pick up your motorhome the following day. Call our sales experts for prices of hotels which offer a pick up service to the motorhome depot. PICK-UP/DROP-OFF h Pick up time for your motorhome is between 1-4pm and drop off time is between 8-11am. ONE-WAY RENTALS h One-way drop off charges typically range from $250-750. Please call for prices. RENTAL LOCATIONS h Cruise America boast 127 vehicle rental locations across the USA covering all major gateways. extras h Optional extras including generator usage, mileage kits and personal travel kits can be purchased at time of booking.

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All Cruise America motorhomes feature cruise control, power steering, cabin and roof air-conditioning, refrigerator, 2 or 3 ring gas burner, toilet and shower. Compact: h 19’ long h Sleeps 3 h V-8 engine h Available at limited locations Standard: 23’-25’ long h Sleeps 5 h V-8 engine h

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escort ed coach tou r s

With such a vast country to explore, a couch tour is the ideal way to make the most of your time whilst remaining comfortable, relaxed and well cared for. Each of our coach tours allows you to get to most out of your destination, whether it’s the rolling Yellowstone National Park, California’s golden coastline or the beauty of New England.

W hy choose coach t r av el in t he USA Enjoy travelling in comfort in air-conditioned, spacious coaches. Relax and let someone else do the driving and organising whilst you just go with the flow. h G aze out of your window as you roll through the spectacular scenery of the USA. h Stay social and enjoy getting to know your fellow touring travellers. h Reap the benefits of having a destination guide with you every step of the way. h E njoy pre-booked excursions without the long queues. h h


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Behold the kaleidoscope of colours during Autumn in New England on this eight-night coach tour. Legendary seasonal changes draw visitors from far and wide who wish to witness the leaves changing from green to a variety of shades of orange and red. This escorted tour takes in five states and features a myriad sights, landscapes and attractions from historic cities, infamous towns and historic villages to coastal vistas and inland mountains and lakes.

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YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 8 NIGHTS Boston: 2 nights Portland: 1 night h White Mountains: 1 night h Green Mountains: 1 night h Connecticut River Valley: 1 night h Cape Cod: 2 nights h h

DAY 1 h Upon arrival in Boston transfer to your hotel for a

two night stay. DAY 2 h This morning join a tour of Boston, state capital of

Massachusetts and the largest city in New England. The city has a rich history and was the sight of major events and early battles during the American Revolution. Witness the historical landmarks nestled between modern architecture including the Old North Church which was built in 1723. This unassuming chapel played an important part in the 18th-Century revolution. In contrast you will also witness the tallest building in Massachusetts - the John Hancock Tower before returning to your hotel. The rest of the day is spent at leisure to further explore the city.

DAY 3 h Today head along the North Shore of Massachusetts, home to numerous beach resorts, and on towards southern Maine. Enjoy a tour of the town of Salem, the town synonymous with the Puritan witch trails of the mid 17th Century, en route. Travel through the towns of Gloucester, Rockport and Kennebunkport before reaching your hotel in Portland where you will stay one night. DAY 4 h Begin your day with a trip to Cape Elizabeth, home

to the historic lighthouse Portland Head Light, one of the first of its kind in the United States. Later head inland towards New Hampshire, the White Mountains and the White Mountains National Forest. Follow the scenic Indian trail now known as Kancamagus Highway before travelling to the peak of Cannon Mountain by aerial tram. Spend one night in the White Mountains. DAY 5 h Today you will travel through New Hampshire’s lake district, passing Winnipesaukee and Squam Lakes on your way to the Green Mountains in Vermont. En route to Woodstock, where you will spend one night, enjoy a photo opportunity at the beautiful Quechee Gorge, carved by glacial activity approximately 13,000 years ago.


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recommend between 10-15% for waiting staff and barmen and smaller amounts for doormen and porters. TOUR INCLUDES h Airport transfers, admission fees to attractions detailed in itinerary. Tours as detailed in itinerary, baggage handling (one bag per person), tour leader and coach transportation. NB h Tour itineraries are subject to change h Autumnal colours in New England can vary depending on climatic conditions, location and time of travel.

Cape Cod Newport

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TA ILOR M A DE & U PGR A DES TAILOR MADE h Don’t forget you can tailor make your own Kuoni holiday by combining your coach tour with any of our featured city, beach hotels in the United States of America and Canada.

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DAY 6 h Journey south through rural Vermont and visit the

designer stores in Manchester Village before crossing the state line back into Massachusetts. Enjoy the rolling vistas as you are transported through the Berkshire Hills. Here you will visit the Hancock Shaker Village which was once the home to an 18th-Century community of Shakers, a religious group who believed in gender equality, communal living and pacifism. Spend one night in Connecticut River Valley. DAY 7 h This morning you will travel to Newport, Rhode Island, once a playground for America’s most affluent families. Tour a ‘summer cottage’, better described as a mansion, where these wealthy individuals called home during the summer.

The afternoon can be spent on a tour of the island of Martha’s Vineyard or on a whale watching tour off Cape Cod. Stay two nights in Cape Cod; the following day is spent at leisure. DAY 9 h Enjoy tour of the town of Sandwich followed by a

visit to the living museum at Plimoth Plantation. Discover what life was like for the earliest English colonists during the 17th Century at a recreated village or view the majestic Mayflower II, a 20th-Century replica of the Mayflower which carried English and Dutch adventurers. This afternoon return to Boston and transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

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IMPORTANT HOLIDAY INFORMATION: The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. Prices vary depending on the date you wish to travel and the elements included in your package. Please read p217-221 before you book your holiday. For further information and to tailor make your holiday, please call us or go to www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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Explore the heart of the southwest on this 14 night coach tour through cities, canyons, mountains, deserts and along the dramatic Pacific Coast Highway. This captivating journey is an unforgettable introduction to the highlights of America’s West coast.

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YOUR IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 14 NIGHTS

Los Angeles: 2 nights h Phoenix/Scottsdale: 1 night Grand Canyon National Park: 1 night h Page/Lake Powell: 1 night h Bryce Canyon National Park: 1 night h Las Vegas: 2 nights h Mammoth Lakes: 1 night h Yosemite National Park: 1 night h San Francisco: 2 nights h Pismo Beach: 1 night h Los Angeles: 1 night

Visit lookout points along the South Rim to fully experience this mile-deep canyon. Weather and time permitting, optional Grand Canyon flights are available and bookable locally (extra cost).

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where you will stay for two nights.

DAY 5 h This morning a memorable breakfast (optional, at extra cost) is served right at the rim of the canyon. Enjoy views of the canyon bathed in early sunlight, truly an unforgettable sight. Continue to the Navajo Indian reservation, passing through the trading post of Cameron. Then it’s on to awe-inspiring Monument Valley, an area that embodies perhaps the most definitive and iconic images of America’s West. Finally enter the town of Page. Visit the mighty Glen Canyon Dam and enjoy stunning views of Lake Powell.

DAY 2 h Today travel south through San Juan Capistrano

DAY 6 h Leave this colourful setting behind and continue

and San Clemente to San Diego, the second largest city in California. Upon arrival, a city tour of San Diego including a visit to the picturesque Seaport Village, San Diego’s relaxing bayfront market and entertainment area is included. Return to Los Angeles in the evening.

into the Mormon State of Utah passing through Kanab to Bryce Canyon. Time is included to tour the park and marvel at the multi-coloured world of sandstone spires and pinnacles. Enjoy this evening at leisure.

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DAY 1 h On arrival in Los Angeles transfer to your hotel,

DAY 3 h Leave Los Angeles behind and travel towards the

rugged San Jacinto Mountains and the pristine desert resort of Palm Springs, an upmarket resort with world class hotels, shopping and golf. Continue across the desert to Arizona’s state capital, Phoenix.

DAY 7 h This morning travel to Zion National Park and see the massive rock formations carved by wind, time and the Virgin River. Then, in contrast, it’s on to one of the world’s most jaw dropping cities, Las Vegas, open 24-hours a day for non-stop fun and gambling. Enjoy your two nights stay visiting the world class themed hotels, relaxing poolside or take in one of the highly acclaimed shows or concerts.

DAY 4 h Prepare for some spectacular views as you drive

through the Sonora Desert. Continue to Sedona and see spectacular red rock scenery. Drive through breathtaking Oak Creek Canyon before arriving at the Grand Canyon, one of the world’s natural wonders.

DAY 9 h Witness the ever changing landscape as you

drive through the quiet and extreme environment of Death Valley.


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MEAL PLAN h No meals are included. ACCOMMODATION h Is in 3 Star hotels, but in remote

areas such as National Parks or small towns this standard may not exist and accommodation may be more simple and rustic. Hotels will be confirmed with final itineraries. GRATUITIES h Tipping is common practice in North America. We recommend between 10-15% for waiting staff and bar staff and smaller amounts for doormen and porters. For your guide and driver, tip at the end of your holiday. BAGGAGE h 1 durable and clearly labelled checked bag is permitted per person. Additional baggage at extra cost. TRAVEL TIPS h Sunhats, sun cream and sunglasses are all recommended and are essential for the summer months when temperatures can get extremely hot, especially in the National Parks. NB h Children 11 years and under sharing with 2 adults will share existing bedding. Tours are subject to minimum numbers, see p220 for details. During the winter months (generally Oct through to late May), the drive on Day 10 will be from Fresno or Visalia to Yosemite instead of from Mammoth Lakes. Travel along sections of the Pacific Coast Highway (Route 1) is dependent upon climatic conditions and state mandated maximum vehicle size regulations. Tours may use alternative inland routes.

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ESCORT ED tou r The Western Discovery tour is escorted by a tour manager from Day 2 to arrival in Los Angeles on Day 14.

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A mesmerising medley of rugged canyons, sand dunes, ghost towns and colourful mountains will greet you in Death Valley, which has one of America’s hottest climates. A stop will be made at Zabriskie Point and Furnace Creek Ranch. Continue on to the alpine resort town of Mammoth Lakes for an overnight stay.

There is also the opportunity to take an optional City by Night tour with dinner in Chinatown (extra cost).

DAY 15 h Time for last minute sightseeing before making your own way to the airport or choosing to extend your stay.

DAY 12 h Enjoy a full day at leisure in San Francisco. Perhaps

take an optional wine tour to the Napa Valley or go shopping, see Alcatraz Island or visit pretty Sausalito.

DAY 10 h Drive via the Tioga Pass to one of America’s

DAY 13 h This morning travel south and visit the Monterey

most beautiful National Parks, Yosemite, high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It’s a wonderland of cascading waterfalls and lakes, massive granite domes, green valleys and fragrant pine trees and its beauty will surely take your breath away. Enjoy a guided walk to Yosemite Falls. Stay overnight near Yosemite.

Peninsula. Drive along historic Cannery Row and take a stroll around charming Carmel. With its quaint shops, art galleries, white sandy beach and its welcoming and quirky atmosphere, Carmel is a worthwhile stop. Continue south through Paso Robles, home of cowboys and wineries, and end the day with a night in one of Central California’s quaint coastal towns.

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DAY 11 h This morning depart for a two night stay in San

Francisco - one of America’s most beautiful cities, with many diverse neighbourhoods and must-see attractions. Upon arrival enjoy a sightseeing tour including Union Square, The Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf.

DAY 14 h Drive via the Santa Ynez Mountains to Santa

Barbara for lunch, enjoying its Spanish heritage and architecture. Continue to nearby Los Angeles where a city tour is included to Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Venice Beach. Stay overnight in Los Angeles.

IMPORTANT HOLIDAY INFORMATION: The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. Prices vary depending on the date you wish to travel and the elements included in your package. Please read p217-221 before you book your holiday. For further information and to tailor make your holiday, please call us or go to www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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Exquisite Destinations of the West

Explore the West in style on this captivating tour that takes in all the highlights of the west. From the palm lined avenues of Los Angeles, to the vast depth of the Grand Canyon, and from the majestic plateaus of Zion National Park to the bright lights of Las Vegas and beyond. This tour is the ideal way to experience all the west has to offer in comfort and style.

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YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 14 nights

Los Angeles: 2 nights h Palm Springs: 2 nights Grand Canyon: 1 night h Lake Powell: 1 night h Las Vegas: 2 nights h Death Valley: 1 night h Yosemite National Park: 1 night h San Francisco: 2 nights h Monterey: 1 night h Los Angeles: 1 night h h

DAY 1 h On arrival transfer to your hotel in Beverly Hills by

private car before enjoying the rest of your day at leisure. DAY 2 h After breakfast transfer to Universal Studios,

Los Angeles where you will spend the rest of the day at leisure. Experience the back lot tour which includes a visit to the Wisteria Lane set from Desperate Housewives, the plane crash site from War of the Worlds, the 3D King Kong experience and much more. There is also the newly opened Transformers ride to enjoy, as well as favourites like Jurassic Park and Terminator rides. Lunch will be supplied in the park and dinner at the famous McCormick and Schmick’s in Beverly Hills, famed for their sumptuous seafood and simply delectable steaks. DAY 3 h This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Los

Angeles where you may see the La Brea tar pits, the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, The Comedy Store, House of Blues or possibly The Viper Room. You’ll stop for lunch at The Farm of Beverly Hills. After lunch, gaze out over the

beautiful scenery as it slips past your window as you travel through the San Bernardino and Coachella Valleys to Palm Springs. Tonight you’ll enjoy dinner at Copley’s Steakhouse. DAY 4 h After breakfast enjoy a day of leisure with spa

treatments and lunch supplied at the resort. You can also explore Palm Springs, see the sights and shop in its boutiques before dinner at Miro’s European Restaurant. DAY 5 h Travel through spectacular scenery as you wind your way through the California and Arizona desert and cross the mighty Colorado River on route to Williams. Here you will enjoy lunch at the Winchester Dinner Theatre. From here, continue on to the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world where you will dine at the Thunderbird restaurant on the Canyon rim. DAY 6 h Enjoy breakfast at the Grand Canyon before

embarking along the South Rim and on to the Painted Desert and Monument Valley. Here you will experience a jeep tour of the area taking in some of its stunning sites. After a barbecue lunch continue to Page and Lake Powell where you will enjoy dinner at the Rainbow Room overlooking Lake Powell. DAY 7 h After an early breakfast in resort, depart for Bryce Canyon and gaze in wonder at its scintillating colours and shapes before you move onto Zion National Park famed for its breathtaking scenery and majestic plateaus. Finish in Las Vegas, Sin City, and wander through the amazing hotels that edge the strip and enjoy an evening at leisure.


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Death Valley N. P. Las Vegas

Grand Canyon N. P.

CALIFORNIA Santa Barbara Los Angeles

MEAL PLAN h Meals as listed in itinerary. 14 breakfast,

13 lunches and 11 dinners. TOUR INCLUDES h Complimentary refreshments on coach, private arrival and departure transfers in Los Angeles, admissions to Universal Studios Hollywood, Montezuma’s Castle, 17-Mile Drive and all National Parks, Spa Treatments in Palm Springs, LOVE by Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas, Wine Country Tour in San Francisco and jeep tour of Monument Valley.

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Palm Springs

ARIZONA Scottsdale

San Diego

PACIFIC OCEAN

MEXICO

escorted tour Exquisite Destinations of the West is by air-conditioned coach with a knowledgeable guide.

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DAY 8 h Today explore Las Vegas with a whole day at

DAY 11 h Today you’ll explore the wonders of Yosemite

DAY 14 h Continue on to Los Angeles, travelling along the

leisure. Enjoy one of the optional excursions, relax by the pool, explore the downtown area, shop or spend some time in the casino. Tonight you’ll enjoy LOVE, a Cirque du Soleil show based on the music of the Beatles and dinner at the beautiful Mirage Resort & Casino.

Valley and maybe spot some of the local wildlife including deer, chipmunks and occasionally bears! You’ll enjoy lunch in the park before you make your way through the Sierra Nevada Mountains to San Francisco. Upon arrival enjoy sightseeing with opportunities to visit Union Square, Golden Gate Park and Fisherman’s Wharf with views of the infamous Alcatraz Island and have dinner at Neptune’s Palace.

17-Mile Drive stopping off at charming Carmel en route. Enjoy lunch and a visit to Santa Barbara before you arrive in Los Angeles. In Los Angeles you’ll enjoy a farewell dinner at Asia de Cuba at the Mondrian Hotel.

DAY 9 h After breakfast at the Aria Resort enjoy a journey

through the Mojave Desert to Death Valley National Park. Visit Zabriskie Point and Badwater before you arrive at Furnace Creek Inn where you will spend the rest of the day at leisure before dinner. DAY 10 h This morning you’ll enjoy breakfast at the inn

before you continue on through the Mojave Desert to the High Sierras and Mammoth Lakes. Enjoy some time at leisure at this picturesque resort with lunch at the Mammoth Moguls before continuing through the High Sierras to Yosemite National Park where you will have dinner at the Ahwahnee Hotel.

DAY 15 h After breakfast transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

DAY 12 h After breakfast at the Fairmont Hotel cross the

Golden Gate Bridge and journey through Sausalito before you enjoy a tour of some of the finest wineries in California. Enjoy lunch at one of the wineries before returning to San Francisco for an evening at leisure. DAY 13 h This morning leave San Francisco for Monterey

along the stunning Pacific Coast and Highway 1 stopping off en route for lunch. On arrival explore this beautiful and historic seaside town before dinner at Chart House.

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America’s Canyonlands

Experience the captivating southwest of America’s Canyonlands, travelling through awe-inspiring scenery, meeting geologists and lecturers, enjoying a flight over mystical canyons, a float trip on the Colorado River and the chance to explore the incredible terrain, red rock formations and sculptures and wildlife of the West’s majestic National Parks. End this exhilarating tour with a night of glittering entertainment in Las Vegas.

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YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 7 NIGHTS Phoenix/Scottsdale: 1 night Sedona/Grand Canyon: 1 night h Lake Powell: 2 nights h Bryce Canyon National Park: 1 night h Zion National Park: 1 night h Las Vegas: 1 night h h

DAY 1 h On arrival in Phoenix,

transfer to the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale. Enjoy a welcome cocktail reception and dinner.

1 Grand Canyon 2 Zion National Park

DAY 2 h After breakfast, travel by

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MEAL PLAN Prices include breakfast from Day 2–8, lunch Day 5–7 and dinner Day 1–7. ACCOMMODATION h Is in 3 and 4 Star hotels. In remote areas such as National Parks, accommodation may be more simple or rustic. GRATUITIES h Tipping is common practice in North America. We recommend 10-15% for waiting staff, bar staff and guides and smaller amounts for doormen and porters.

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coach to breathtaking Sedona Arizona. Located at the mouth of captivating Oak Creek Canyon, this high desert terrain is known as ‘Red Rock Country’ and is abundant in natural energy fields. The iconic landscape has long been admired by travellers and utilised by film-makers. Experience a guided walking tour before lunch (extra cost). In the afternoon begin your incredible drive through America’s Canyonlands, arriving at Kachina Lodge for one night. Based at the Grand Canyon’s rim, choose fine or casual dining at El Tovar or the Arizona Room respectively. DAY 3 h Experience the wonders of the Grand Canyon today. Awake early to watch a mesmerising sunrise, and take advantage of the on-hand geologist’s expertise. This afternoon cross the badland hills and buttes of Navajo Reservation and the Painted Desert with its multitude of colours. Spend two nights at Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas. This evening is a talk on the Southwest’s flora and fauna and a private dinner.

TRAVEL TIPS h Suncream, sunhats and sunglasses are essential and in the summer months temperatures can get extremely hot. TOUR INCLUDES h Gratuities to local guides and admission fees. NB h Itineraries are subject to change.

DAY 4 h The inviting clear blue

186-mile long Lake Powell – part of the Colorado River – is one of the largest man-made bodies of water on earth. Take an exhilarating 30 minute morning flight to view some of the 96 canyons on offer and iconic red-rock sculptures that include the majestic Rainbow Bridge - the world’s largest natural arch (about the same height as the Statue of Liberty). In the afternoon drive to Antelope Canyon in the Navajo nation – one of the most beautiful sandstone slot canyons in the Southwest. DAY 5 h This morning enjoy a float trip on Colorado River. In the afternoon visit Utah’s iconic landscape, travelling through the wondrous Bryce Canyon National Park. The diverse habitat offers a mystical land of pines and hoodoos, wildlife that includes elks, coyotes and marmots and a terrain of mesmerising pinks, oranges and reds. Spend the night at rustic The Lodge at Bryce Canyon, nestled in a forest of ponderosa pines. DAY 6 h Arise early for a

captivating Bryce Canyon sunrise. Morning is at leisure, perhaps following one of the park’s renowned hiking trails. After lunch, journey across Southwestern Utah to Zion National Park, with its sandstone canyons and 3,000 foot high palisades towering above the lush greenery. Witness a vast array of bird species and wildlife including mule deer. Stay in an historic cabin at Zion Lodge, the only inside-the-park lodging.

DAY 7 h Morning is at leisure to explore the Zion National Park with its dramatic cliffs and peaks, pools and waterfalls, unusual geological formations and mighty canyons. Perhaps visit the Three Patriarchs, the Emerald Pools and Weeping Rock. In the afternoon journey across the mesmerising Mojave Desert, before a huge change in culture when you arrive in glittering Las Vegas, Nevada. Check in to the Four Seasons Hotel and enjoy a night of nonstop entertainment, after a farewell reception and dinner. DAY 8 h Transfer to Las Vegas

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Monument Valley Glen Canyon

Grand Canyon N. P. Hoover Dam

ARIZONA Oak Creek Canyon

ESCORT ED tour This Tauck tour is in a luxury airconditioned coach accompanied by knowledgeable tour directors.

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Sedona

Lake Havasu

IMPORTANT HOLIDAY INFORMATION: The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. Prices vary depending on the date you wish to travel and the elements included in your package. Please read p217-221 before you book your holiday. For further information and to tailor make your holiday, please call us or go to www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.

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On this cool California coach tour, travel off-the-beaten track experiencing the Gold Coast’s exhilarating icons, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, tasting wine in Sonoma Valley, witnessing the majestic beauty of Yosemite National Park, visiting elegant seaside towns, travelling the acclaimed scenic route of 17-mile Drive and indulging in the star-studded glamour of Los Angeles. A magnificent introduction to the Gold Coast.

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DAY 4 h Day at leisure in Yosemite.

transfer to luxurious hotel The Westin St. Francis for two nights. Keeping watch over Union Square since 1904, enjoy a cocktail reception and welcome dinner at this beloved San Francisco hotel. DAY 2 h A city tour of San

DAY 6 h After breakfast, leave

Francisco’s iconic sights visiting Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, Lombard Street and Nob Hill. Cross the eminent Golden Gate Bridge heading north to Sonoma Valley – the birthplace of Californian wine. Travel through vineyards and scenic parkland, enjoying a winetasting tour along the way. Return to San Francisco late afternoon and enjoy dinner as you wish.

Yosemite for an exclusive visit and demonstration of early mining equipment at the Mariposa Museum. Drive on to the California coast stopping in Merced for lunch before reaching picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea. Arrive in seaside Monterey for two nights at the InterContinental the Clement Monterey.

DAY 3 h Step back in time to the

Revel in the majestic rooms, splendid furnishings, Italian and Spanish art and antiques and ornate swimming pools. Spend the night at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore, Santa Barbara.

Perhaps join the optional walking tour or venture out to explore waterfalls, glaciers-hewn gorges, granite peaks and extraordinary wildlife. Watch the climbers at El Capitan, cycle on the flat valley paths and cool off in refreshing river pools. DAY 5 h Today you’ll head to the historic village of Wawona where you will enjoy lunch in a National Historical Landmark and a visit to the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoia trees. Stay the night at the Tenaya Lodge, just outside Yosemite.

DAY 1 h On arrival in San Francisco

Gold Rush era and the days of the ‘Forty-Niners’ as you travel to Jamestown at the foot of the Sierra Nevadas. Stop for lunch at the historic National Hotel before journeying on to the wild beauty of Yosemite National Park. Stay two nights at The Ahwahnee, a national treasure in the heart of the park, home to unique architectural design. Dine tonight in the awardwinning Ahwahnee Dining Room, with its floor-to-ceiling windows and unforgettable Yosemite views (dress code applies).

DAY 9 h Explore sublime Santa Barbara – ‘The American Riviera.’ Time at leisure to enjoy this sophisticated destination on the southern California coast. In the afternoon, travel to Pasadena, staying for two nights at landmark retreat, The Langham Huntington. DAY 10 h Immerse yourself in the

glamour of Los Angeles, visiting Beverley Hills, Rodeo Drive, Sunset Strip, the Kodak Theatre and Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. In the afternoon visit the J. Paul Getty Museum before enjoying The Langham Huntington’s facilities and a farewell evening dinner. DAY 11 h Transfer to Los Angeles

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DAY 7 h Enjoy a tour of the acclaimed Monterey Aquarium, housing incredible exhibits of California’s coastal marine life. Drive out to Monterey Bay Peninsula before travelling along famous 17-Mile Drive, one of the most scenic journeys in the world. This Pacific coastline of iconic sights and exhilarating panoramas include the Lone Cypress and Spanish Bay. Arrive back in Monterey in the afternoon.

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DAY 8 h Ride along the Pacific

Coast Highway No. 1, following the Big Sur coastline. Try and spot redwoods and seals before visiting grandiose Hearst Castle.

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breakfast from Day 2-8, lunch Day 5-7 and dinner Day 1-7. ACCOMMODATION h Is in 4 Star hotels. GRATUITIES h Tipping is common practice in North America and we recommend between 10-15% for waiting staff and barmen and smaller amounts for doormen and porters. TRAVEL TIPS h Suncream, sunhats and sunglasses are essential and in the summer months.

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This Tauck tour is in a luxury airconditioned coach accompanied by knowledgeable tour directors.

CALIFORNIA

Shell Beach Santa Barbara

Los Angeles

PACIFIC OCEAN

San Diego

IMPORTANT HOLIDAY INFORMATION: The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. Prices vary depending on the date you wish to travel and the elements included in your package. Please read p217-221 before you book your holiday. For further information and to tailor make your holiday, please call us or go to www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.

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Experience rafting on the breathtaking Snake River, live like a Pioneer, travel back in time on horseback to the Wild West, visit the geological wonders of Yellowstone Park, enjoying a night at the rodeo and see the spectacular, soaring Teton range. This exhilarating tour not only highlights the awe-inspiring scenery and wildlife of Yellowstone and Grand Teton Park but also enables you to spend nights in the Parks themselves.

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YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 9 NIGHTS

Salt Lake City: 2 nights h Idaho: 2 nights Yellowstone National Park: 2 nights h Cody: 1 night h Big Horn Mountains: 1 night h Rapid City: 1 night h h

Continue to the rugged West of Wyoming, arriving at the spectacular Grand Teton National Park for two nights at the Jackson Lake Lodge. DAY 4 h Marvel at the exquisite backdrop as you take a

10-mile float trip on Snake River, one of America’s most beautiful and unchanged wilderness rivers. Breathtaking alpine scenery awaits, alongside the chance to spot moose, elk and deer. Rest of your day is at leisure.

DAY 1 h On arrival in Salt Lake City, transfer to The Grand

America Hotel for two nights. Welcome cocktail reception and dinner. DAY 2 h Morning tour of Salt Lake City, the capital of Utah.

See unique downtown architecture, the This Is The Place Monument and tour one of the 2002 Winter Olympics venues. Afternoon at leisure, perhaps visiting Temple Square, the historic Tabernacle and Liberty Park. This evening experience a lecture on the ecology within the Great Salt Lake Basin. DAY 3 h Step back in time to the 1850s, travelling along the

edge of the Great Salt Lake to Idaho. Be treated to a pioneer lunch and met by the old wagon master for a simulated adventure along the old Oregon Trail at the National Oregon/ California Trail Centre.

DAY 5 h Travel to Yellowstone National Park. A greatly admired destination for many travellers, Yellowstone was established in 1872 as the United States’ first National Park. Spend the night at the Old Faithful Inn, just steps from the park’s most famous feature, Old Faithful Geyser. With a temperature of 199°, the geyser lives up to its name erupting to a regular schedule, every 45-90 minutes. Afternoon guided tour of the Upper Geyser Basin. DAY 6 h Explore the magnificent geology of Yellowstone

National Park with a tour through the high, forested, volcanic plateaus. Home to 10,000 hot springs, thundering waterfalls and two-thirds of all geysers in the world, also view the spectacular Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Overnight at the Lake Yellowstone Hotel on the edge of the shores of Yellowstone Lake.


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ESCORT ED tour This Tauck tour is in a luxury air-conditioned coach accompanied by knowledgeable tour directors.

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DAY 7 h Take the winding mountain roads from Yellowstone to the open cattle lands of western Wyoming for overnight at The Holiday Inn, in Cody. Cody was founded by Buffalo Bill Cody in 1896, and has barely changed since. Visit the Buffalo Bill Historical Centre, and in the evening live like a cowboy at the Cody Wild West Rodeo (seasonal) or the Dan Miller Cowboy Music Revue. DAY 8 h Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Big Horn

Mountains travelling through canyons, grass prairies and evergreen forests. Overnight at The Ranch at Ucross and immerse yourself in a Western Ranch experience including a horseback ride. Those seeking tranquility can relax by the heated pool.

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DAY 9 h Rising from the Great Plains of North America, journey into the isolated mountain range of the Black Hills for lunch and visit the Crazy Horse Memorial. Carving of this immense monument began in 1948 and it represents an Oglala Lakota warrior. If ever completed, it may become the world’s largest sculpture. Also visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 60-foot rock sculptures of former presidents. Arrive in Rapid City for overnight at the Adoba Eco Hotel and enjoy a farewell dinner.

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DAY 10 h Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

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eastern states As the catamaran bounces away from the Boston shoreline it’s not long before a sighting – a humpback whale launching out of the water, illuminated in a veil of spray. After a day at sea, wind down with a drink at the bar made famous in Cheers and recall this memorable experience late into the night. Watch giant inflatable cartoon characters float between New York skyscrapers during Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in November, enjoy a magical birds-eye view of the iconic skyline on a thrilling Big Apple helicopter flight and watch a starstudded show on glitzy Broadway.

explore museums galore before heading out to the Bohemian Caverns to listen to jazz. Stroll past waterfalls in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park and spend the first Friday of the month wandering around open house galleries in the Old City art district. Glide around the ice rink in Chicago’s Millennium Park, take a segway tour past the 150ft ferris wheel and admire the skyline and Lake Michigan from 103 floors up on the Willis Tower Skydeck before tucking into local lobster and clambakes.

In Washington, stop to enjoy a free performance in Rock Creek Park – from Hamlet to hip hop – and

Our choice of accommodation ranges beyond the destinations featured in this brochure, allowing us to be completely flexible in tailor making USA itineraries. Call one of our Personal Travel Experts today to create your ideal USA holiday.

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flying time h New York 7¾ hours, Washington D.C. 8½ hours, Philadelphia 8 hours, Boston 7½ hours, Chicago 8¾ hours

key events h October: Halloween in Salem, New England – Experience the Haunted Happenings in Salem in October, with trick or treating and tours which visit the sites of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. This is witchcraft at its best.

time difference h New York GMT -5 hours, Washington D.C. GMT -5 hours, Philadelphia GMT -5 hours, Boston GMT -5 hours, Chicago GMT -6 hours visa info h USA visa or waiver form/ESTA required, please see p221 for further details. climate h Each of the areas in the eastern states have seasons that are quite different to each other. Winters can be very cold, snowfall often occurs in December and January starting earlier and ending later the further north you are, particularly in Chicago and New England. Summers can be very hot and humid. Spring and autumn are considered the most pleasant months to visit especially Boston and New England in the ‘Fall’.

November: Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York – Crowds flock to see the fun-loving colourful floats make their way through the streets and avenues of Manhattan.


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New York Step out onto the pavement and be swept along with the tide of New Yorkers and tourists winding between towering skyscrapers surrounded by a cacophony of noise punctuated by honking horns from the stream of traffic filling the streets. A global capital of finance, fashion and food, New York is the city that never sleeps; a bustling hub of activity where culture and diversity fill the air and an urban jungle in every sense of the word.

cit y guide get t ing a round In New York the best way to get from A to B is the subway. Though there are streams of the iconic bright yellow NYC taxis, traffic can be unpredictable at the best of times and its sheer volume of traffic means progress can be slow. You can also take a water taxi along the Hudson River or opt for the Staten Island Ferry.

W HERE TO GO The Upper East/West Side is the playground of the wealthiest of New Yorkers. Stretching along each side of Central Park it incorporates the Museum Mile and Madison Avenue’s plethora of high end boutiques which include Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and Manolo Blahnik to name but a few. Midtown is the main tourist hub of New York spanning Times Square, Broadway, the Fashion Centre and Fifth Avenue. Popular attractions including the Rockefeller Centre, Madison Square Garden, Grand Central Terminal, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler building and the Museum of Modern Art are all found within this area.

w H AT TO DO Many people come to New York for one thing - the shopping - and they will not be disappointed. Fifth Avenue is a shopper’s mecca with many designer boutiques such as Prada, Versace and Tiffany & Co. alongside department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Barney’s and Bergdorf Goodman. The iconic subterranean Apple Store can also be found here. Another shopping spot is Madison Avenue; here you’ll find Jimmy Choo, Christian Laboutin, DKNY along with a whole host of other designer stores. Nearby you’ll also find Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s two of New York’s best known department stores.

Seeing a show on Broadway is a must. The heart of the Big Apple’s theatre district offers a swathe of shows including musicals, comedies and drama. When combined with some of the superb dining available nearby, it’s a night out to remember. If history is your passion, the Museum of the City of New York will tell you everything you ever

wanted to know about this great city, its past, present and future. If you’re more of an art lover the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim are outstanding.

EATING OUT New York is famed for its exceptional array of restaurants, delis and cafes offering cuisine from all over the world. Whatever your flavour, you’ll find it in the Big Apple. Little Italy and Chinatown have their own obvious specialities, and the iconic hot dog vendors that feature in all the movies can be found on many streets. The popular hot dog is also a great mid-game snack at the Yankee Stadium should you have the pleasure of catching a game.

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If you want to see the sights of the Big Apple, there are a few you simply cannot miss. The first is the Empire State Building, the tallest building in New York with an observation deck on its 86th floor offering outstanding views across the city. A visit to the Statue of Liberty is another unmissable experience.

Accessed by the Circle Line ferry, it is a beacon of hope that has welcomed countless immigrants into the USA with the promise of a better future. Times Square is hailed as ‘The Crossroads of the World’ and is a truly iconic landmark and symbol of bustling New York. For a slower pace of life, explore Central Park, its gardens, lakes and zoo, or enjoy a carriage ride along its paths.

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Ideal for foodies, a stroll round Chinatown or Little Italy will set your senses alight. Chinatown was famed for its gangs of New York past but nowadays it’s the food that pulls in the crowds. Little Italy, though compact, plays host to a great array of restaurants and some of the best pizzas money can buy.

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Explore one of Manhattan’s oldest, yet most fashionable neighbourhoods and enjoy a feast for the senses. Wander past quirky designer boutiques, art galleries and historic landmarks as you hear about the history of this bohemian district, including the influx of European immigrants. Pause at eateries along the way to taste an array of ethnic treats.

Listen in on the music of the soul on this half day spiritual experience in Harlem, the centre of the African American culture in New York. Witness famous sights and landmarks in this captivating neighbourhood, which during the ‘Harlem Renaissance’ of the 1920s and 30s, was a mecca for artists and musicians. Following a tour join a local congregation for a vibrant Sunday worship service.

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Pr ivate tour of New Yor k Get your bearings on a private introductory tour of the city that never sleeps. Starting in midtown you will be transported uptown, and past the Lincoln Centre, to the neighbourhood of Harlem before returning downtown along the glamorous Fifth Avenue and the along the Museum Mile. Pass the Rockefeller Centre, the iconic Empire State Building and many other landmarks on your way to the financial district and Battery Park at the tip of Manhattan. Pr ices from £299pp for h a lf day tou r H a lf day or f u ll day; inclu des tou r gu ide & t r a nsfer s from select ed hot els h h


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The simple, yet superbly located Edison Hotel is set in the heart of New York, just a few feet from the Broadway Theatre District and a short walk from Radio City Music Hall, the Rockefeller Centre, and Fifth Avenue. The Edison is perfectly priced for a more budgetconscious break in the Big Apple, with comfortable facilities and simple décor.

A boutique-style hotel located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan and close to Times Square, surrounded by bars, restaurants and the best of Broadway theatres. Guest rooms are spacious, with sharp modern design, contemporary furnishings and features. Also home to the new Sky Room, the highest roof top lounge/bar in NYC with 360 degree views of the city skyline and the new INN Bar Lobby Lounge.

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Only three blocks from Central Park and Carnegie Hall, Nestled within the Theatre District, and very close to Fifth Avenue shopping and the boutiques of 57th Street. With a seasonal rooftop pool, fitness centre and cocktail lounge, there is plenty to help you relax after a busy day. h Children 12 and under eat free per 1 paying adult. 597 rooms, 45 minutes from the airport, bar, restaurant, fitness centre, seasonal swimming pool.

802 rooms, 45 minutes from the airport, restaurant, bar, fitness centre.

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Located in Midtown Manhattan, just west of Broadway and near attractions including Macy’s, Madison Square Garden, and the famous Hammerstein Ballroom. This landmark hotel features cosy rooms and modern amenities, fitness centre, 24-hour dining at Tick Tocks and Cooper’s Tavern serving American cuisine.

These chic apartments are ideally located for you to really enjoy this iconic city. With Madison Square Gardens, the Empire State Building and some sumptuous shopping and dining opportunities nearby, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Each apartment is equipped with a full fitted kitchen, air-conditioning, flat-screen television, DVD player and Wi-Fi.

912 rooms, 45 minutes from the airport, restaurant, 24-hour diner, fitness centre, Wi-Fi.

29 apartments, 45 minutes from the airport, exercise room, rooftop terrace.

Price from £78 per person per night excl. meals.

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King & Grove Hotel Slick and contemporary, the King & Grove New York is located in the heart of one of Manhattan close to The Empire State Building, The Fashion District and just a few blocks down from Bryant Park and Madison Square Park. Around the hotel you’ll find some of the trendiest boutiques, restaurants and buzzing bars. 276 rooms, 20 minutes from the airport, restaurant, bar. Prices from £57 per person per night excl. meals.

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A chic urban oasis in New York City, with stylish, spacious rooms and offering boutique style hospitality. The Muse Hotel features a hosted wine hour each evening and is within walking distance to the best of Midtown New York, including Times Square, Broadway, the Empire State Building and Fifth Avenue shopping. h Earlybird offer may apply on certain dates. 200 rooms, 45 minutes from the airport, restaurant, bar, fitness centre, in-room spa. Price from £133 per person per night excl. meals.


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In the centre of midtown Manhattan, The Gotham offers its guests a different type of New York experience. Each room has its own balcony or terrace that overlooks the city, and there is no dreaded check-in desk, instead each guest is escorted to their luxurious and stylish room. Relax in this serene hideaway in the heart of New York. h Stay 3 nights for 1 extra Bonus Night for stays Thu-Sun year round.

Right in the hub of the theatre district and close to Fifth Avenue, the Marriott Marquis is surrounded by the best of the Big Apple. Restaurants include International and Japanese cuisine at Katen Sushi Bar, The Broadway Lounge overlooking Times Square, perfect for pre or post dinner drinks, and The View, the city’s only revolving rooftop restaurant. 1,892 rooms, 45 minutes from the airport, 5 restaurants, 3 bars, fitness centre.

66 rooms, 20 minutes from the airport, bar. Price from £91 per person per night (01 Jan-31 Mar 2013) excl. meals.

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Effortlessly combining style and function and ideally placed steps from Carnegie Hall, 5th Avenue, Broadway and Central Park. Norma’s offers the ‘best breakfast in town’ and there is a glass enclosed rooftop pool on the 42nd floor overlooking Central Park. h Book by Oct 31 for room upgrades for stays Jan-Feb. Book by Apr 30 for room upgrades for Jul-Aug. 20% spa treatments for Jan-Feb and Jul-Aug.

A relaxing and comforting break from reality, The Westin New York Times Square allows you to sleep deeply and rise feeling rejuvenated. Amidst buzzing Broadway, you can take in a show, experience some delectable fine dining and enjoy a tipple or two in one of the bars before returning to the cocooning comfort of the Westin, heavenly. h Free Upgrade from Traditional to Deluxe Room, valid for 01 Jan-28 Feb 2014 book by 30 Apr 2013.

727 rooms, 30 minutes’ from the airport, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, fitness centre, spa treatments.

863 rooms, 20 minutes from the airport, restaurant, 2 bars, spa treatments.

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Luxurious, sophisticated and stylish, the London NYC in the heart of Manhattan is close to the renowned Fifth Avenue shopping, Broadway and Central Park. This all-suite hotel offers stunning fine dining in Gordon Ramsey’s signature restaurant ‘Maze’, as well as some of the finest cocktails around in the London Bar. h Stays between 01 Jul-30 Aug receive guaranteed room upgrade.

At the crossroads of Fifth Avenue and Central Park, The Plaza fuses traditional luxury with contemporary facilities and exemplary service. The lavish rooms and suites are complemented by cutting-edge features and a 24-hour butler service. There’s a choice of restaurants and bars and facilities include a spa, fitness centre and The Plaza Food Hall. h Food and beverage credit of $100 year round.

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lu x u ry With a worldwide reputation for luxury and elegance, The Waldorf is a landmark, superbly located on Park Avenue, walking distance to Fifth Avenue shops and Central Park. Impressive from the first glimpse, the sophisticated bars and restaurants offer excellent cuisine and service, whilst the luxurious rooms blend old world charm and modern comfort.

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Located within the Time Warner Center this sophisticated and contemporary hotel offers the legendary service synonymous with the Mandarin Oriental brand. The hotel’s signature restaurant ‘Asiate’ offers contemporary cuisine and superb city views, MObar is a stylish cocktail venue, plus there is an award-winning spa. h Stay 3 nights and receive spa credit of $50.

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Boston Boston is a fascinating mix of old and new, littered with historic sights and quaint brownstone-lined streets that contrast with the younger atmosphere of its several universities and dynamic entertainment. Dubbed the ‘Walking City’, Boston is attractive, compact and easy to explore on foot, although the Boston Trolley Service is also a great way to get around. Home to many parks, Boston is most beautiful in the fall, when these pretty open spaces are famously transformed into flame-red and burntorange wonderlands. During this season of change a solitary stroll through one of the city’s rural pockets is truly unforgettable.

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South End blends more rows of Victorian houses with a new and happening scene of restaurants, bars, shops and condos, while Chinatown is a vibrant area full of Chinese restaurants, bakeries, teahouses and markets where you can buy everything from Asian vegetables to live poultry.

Experience Boston’s zest for sport by watching the city’s beloved baseball team the Boston Red Sox play at Fenway Park. Nearly a century old, this impressive stadium fills with eager cheers during a game, so go along and soak up the infectious atmosphere.

As well as the before-mentioned Cheers Bar, you’ll find plenty of renowned dining options in Boston. Perhaps the city’s most famous delicacy is freshly-caught native seafood, so don’t miss the chance to feast on lobster, scallops and flaky cod while you’re here. Fantastic seafood restaurants abound plus you’ll also find a great range of local food at the famous Quincy Market.

For a scenic walk or picnic head to Boston Common, the country’s oldest park. Covering nearly 50 acres, it was once host to grazing cattle and even used for public hangings, while famous names such as Dr Martin Luther King Jr delivered speeches here. And don’t forget to hit the shops for a plethora of taxfree bargains. Favourite retail spots include Newbury Street, Copley Place and Filene’s Basement.

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Beacon Hill is a fashionable and historic little neighbourhood of leafy streets, home to grand townhouses, charming cafés, nostalgic antique shops and chic boutiques. Neighbouring Back Bay is renowned for its quaint rows of Victorian brownstone homes and landmarks including Copley Square, the Prudential Centre and the Public Library.

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This great value, retro-style hotel in historic Back Bay is within walking distance of Hynes Convention Centre, The Prudential Centre, Copley Place, Northeastern University, Berkley College, Symphony Hall and Fenway Park (home of the Boston Red Sox). It’s also near a range of restaurants along Huntington Avenue, Boylston Street and Newbury Street. h Stay 4 nights pay 3, 16 Nov-31 Mar.

At the heart of the city, the Sheraton Boston is a calm haven surrounded by a bustling city. Close to a plethora of shops, bars and restaurants as well as the Public Gardens and the Freedom Trail, you can explore all this beautiful city has to offer before taking a dip in the pool or relaxing in the sauna or up on the roof deck. 1220 rooms, 15 minutes from the airport, club lounge, fitness centre, sauna, roof deck.

159 rooms, 15 minutes’ transfer from the airport, outdoor swimming pool (seasonal), hair salon.

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Omni Parker House Laying claim to the title of America’s longest continually operating hotel, this grand hotel has a history that befits its heritage setting right in the heart of Boston. Located at the foot of Beacon Hill, opposite Boston Common and right on the Freedom Trail, the hotel is superbly placed for sightseeing and is within walking distance of Quincy Market. The Omni Parker House is also something of a local icon as the birthplace of the Boston Cream Pie.

Set in the heart of downtown Boston, the Nine Zero is a contemporary, boutique hotel that is surrounded by shopping, dining, theatre and nightlife. Modern room design blends smoothly with exceptional personal service, thoughtful amenities and dining at award-winning restaurant K.O Prime. Complimentary wine hour each evening and a complimentary in-room yoga basket upon request. 190 rooms, 15 minutes transfer from the airport, restaurant, bar, fitness centre.

551 rooms, 10 minutes transfer from the airport, 2 restaurants, bar, fitness centre.

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Surrounded by art galleries, boutiques and restaurants, the Taj Boston, with its outstanding service, comfort and prized collection of art and antiques, sits on fashionable Newbury Street. With beautiful Boston Public Garden views, and innovative and decadent cuisine, your stay will be refined, elegant and luxurious. h Stay 4 nights, 01 Apr-31 Oct for a $75 food and beverage credit per room. h Stay 3 nights, 01 Nov-31 Mar for a $50 food and beverage credit per room. 273 rooms, 20 minutes transfer from the airport, 1 restaurant, bar, fitness centre. Price from £112 per person per night incl. Breakfast.

Steph Dillnut t, K uoni Team Leader USA & Canada Boston is one of my favourite cities. It has such a relaxed feel and it is such a nice change to not have to drive everywhere as it is such a walk-able city. We had a great time walking the Freedom Trail – my sense of direction is awful but you just follow the red brick road! It was lovely to start our stroll at the beautiful Boston Common and take in all of the sights before crossing over the Charles River where we stopped to enjoy lunch before heading back!

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Philadelphia & Washington D.C. Philadelphia is home to the Liberty Bell and the Declaration of Independence, and today it showcases its fascinating history as part of a modern, dynamic city. Easy to explore by foot, be sure to visit Independence National Historic Park – a 45 acre park which encompasses several well-preserved 18th Century structures dating back to the American Revolution, and America’s most historical square mile. There’s no city in the world like Washington D.C., one of the youngest and most powerful capital cities in the world. Located beside the Potomac River it boasts large green parks, iconic attractions and awe-inspiring architecture. With the added bonus of complimentary admission to many of its attractions, excellent shopping and an electric nightlife and restaurant scene, it’s perfect for a weekend break.

cit y guide W HER E TO GO PHILADELPHIA h You want to head to the Center City East and West and Old City. In the east you can visit the Convention Center, spend some time wandering through eclectic Chinatown or meander down the Broad Street Arts Corridor. The west offers up an array of museums and is also home to some great shopping opportunities on Chestnut and Walnut Street as well as some of Philadelphia’s tallest skyscrapers. For a taste of Philadelphia’s history, head to the Old City where you can find historical landmarks such as the Liberty Bell, Constitution Hall and Independence Hall. It also has a buzzing fashion and art scene with many boutiques and galleries. WASHINGTON D.C. h Downtown is seemingly the heart of the city. With its main theatre district, an array of museums, fine dining, the White House, the Kennedy Center, West Potomac Park and the beautiful Tidal Basin and National Park, there’s truly something

for everyone. North Central is the trendiest of Washington D.C.’s neighbourhoods and has a vast amount of clubs, shops and restaurants as well as the Howard University. The west is upmarket and home to the historic village of Georgetown as well as the National Zoo and some of the city’s highend shopping boutiques.

Building and a multitude of memorials, museums and galleries all nestled within beautiful parkland. Ascend to the rooftop terrace of The Kennedy Center in the West End for views over the city skyline and take a tour of the imposing Washington National Cathedral, admiring the architecture and strolling in the grounds.

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PHILADELPHIA h You can’t go to Philadelphia without experiencing a Philly cheesesteak. It’s an icon and a citywide obsession and even if you’ve had cheesesteak elsewhere, it doesn’t taste right anywhere but Philadelphia. You needn’t look far for your cheesesteak fix as there are countless eateries offering this gooey treat, but everyone has their

WASHINGTON D.C. h Wander The National Mall, a huge concentration of instantly recognisable buildings including The White House, the US Capitol

favourite. Ask about and find out who in your neighbourhood has the best offerings. Another local favourite is the hoagie, a long Italian roll, filled with deli meats, cheese and salad and again, there are plenty of places to get your hands on one. If it’s Italian or Latin cuisine you’re looking for, then south Philadelphia is where you want to head. For Asian cuisine it’s Chinatown through to south Philadelphia. And if you like your sweets more than your savouries, you can find sumptuous ice cream and confectionary at Bassett’s Ice Cream and Shane’s Candy Store. WASHINGTON D.C. h There’s an eclectic mix of cuisines, from Ethiopian in Adam Morgan’s neighbourhood to Indian in downtown D.C. Asian and Mexican cuisine can be found throughout the neighbourhood along with many regional American cuisines.

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A great value hotel in the heart of historic downtown Philadelphia, this Holiday Inn is great for budget-conscious guests who want to explore the city. Nearby attractions include Market Street, Ben Franklin’s grave, the Liberty Bell and Betsy Ross’ house – all just blocks away. Refresh in the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool after a day’s sightseeing.

Just four blocks from Independence Hall in the city’s historic square mile, the Sheraton makes an excellent base for forays in Philadelphia. The hotel exhibits several historic items found during its construction, plus there is a fitness centre, sauna, heated indoor swimming pool and separate children’s splash pool. The newly renovated restaurant TASTE offers contemporary American cuisine in a vibrant venue.

364 rooms, 20 minutes’ transfer from the airport, restaurant, bar, lounge, outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre.

365 rooms, 20 minutes transfer from the airport, restaurant, coffee shop, fitness centre, swimming pool.

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The Capital Hilton, Washington D.C.

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203 rooms, 35 minutes’ transfer from the airport, restaurant, pool bar, outdoor swimming pool (seasonal), fitness centre, lounge, free shuttle.

An elegant hotel that is a cultural and historic landmark in Washington D.C. The Capital Hilton is a comfortable and well placed hotel just two blocks from the White House and within walking distance of restaurants and many of Washington’s major sights and museums. The hotel’s proximity to the world of politics means you never know who you might spot in the bar or enjoying a meal in the popular restaurant. 544 rooms, 50 minutes transfer from the airport, restaurant, bar, fitness centre, spa.

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lu x u ry In addition to the warm hospitality and sophisticated comfort synonymous with the Kimpton Group of Hotels, the luxurious Palomar is home to striking highend art and is well positioned in vibrant Dupont Circle. The beautiful outdoor swimming pool is refreshing after a day of exploring the sights. Enjoy the complimentary daily wine reception and the delicious Mediterranean specialities at ‘Urbana’ restaurant.

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Overlooking the Tidal Basin, Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument, Mandarin Oriental Washington D.C. is a relaxing haven in the heart of the city. Facilities include a pampering spa and heated pool, and there’s a golf course just five minutes away. Dine on mouth-watering American cuisine at CityZen (closed late Aug-early Sep) and Sou’Wester.

335 rooms, 50 minutes transfer from the airport, restaurant, swimming pool, fitness centre.

400 rooms, 40 minutes’ transfer from Dulles airport and 15 minutes from Ronald Regan airport, 2 restaurants, bar, lounge, spa, fitness centre, heated swimming pool.

Price from £68 per person per night excl. meals.

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Chicago Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago is known as the ‘Windy City’ and has an instantly recognisable skyline of spectacular skyscrapers. With a great combination of city attractions – stunning modern and traditional architecture, beautiful green parks, a renowned blues and jazz scene and fantastic shopping – it is a truly wonderful city to visit, particularly in the summer months. There is a great train and bus network operated by the Chicago Transit Authority. Fares are paid by transit cards which you can buy and refill at every station. If you can, it is best to avoid driving as traffic can be awful and parking hard to find. Taxis are readily available.

cit y guide w HER E TO GO If you’re looking for Chicago’s biggest sights, then you want to head to Downtown. This is the home of the skyscraper, the big theatres and copious shops and eateries. If you’re looking for the trendy area then it’s the North or West Side. The North has entertainment aplenty especially if you’re looking for bars and clubs, whilst the West is the fashionable district to live in and also offers a great array of shops and bars. Further west you’ll find the Far West Side which is not often frequented by tourists but is home to some beautiful park areas, top blues clubs and some great dining options. If you’re looking for the historic Pullman District you’ll want to head southeast, the Polish village is northwest and the Irish quarter is in the far southwest.

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Navy Pier sits on the edge of Lake Michigan and offers a plethora of shops, eateries, parks, museums and a whole range of fun attractions. There is a large Ferris wheel, IMAX cinema, a funhouse maze and Shakespeare theatre and you can take sightseeing boat tours out onto the lake too.

Chicago has some great places for eating out and some specifics districts are dedicated to certain flavours. If you’re looking for Greek food, then Devon Avenue is the place to be. Enjoy oriental flavours in Chinatown and soul food and delectable barbecued delights in Chatham. Lincoln Square and Albany Park have a great range of Middle Eastern, German and Korean eateries whilst Uptown offers a whole host of African and Asian delights, with a few Swedish restaurants thrown in for good measure.

If haute cuisine and celebrity chefs are your order of the day, Lincoln Park and Wicker Park have some award-winning restaurants to choose from. However, if you want to taste classic deep-dish pizza, then you have to head to the place they’re said to originate from, Pizzeria Uno. There is also a distinctly Chicago style hot-dog of Vienna beef loaded with relish, mustard, peppers, tomato wedges, a dill pickle spear and celery salt all in a poppy seed bun. But don’t go asking for ketchup as most locals think it destroys the delicate balance of flavours the hot dog is famed for.

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Shopping in Chicago is located on the famed Magnificent Mile along Michigan Avenue. Along this stretch you’ll find Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom alongside boutiques and speciality shops such as Tiffany & Co., Ralph Lauren, the Disney Store and the Apple Store. If you’re looking for international brands, nearby Oak Street offers chic fashion outlets and trendy cafés. You can also visit the city’s iconic Marshall Field’s State Store (now known as Macy’s) or browse the cool stores and up and coming designers on North Damen Avenue.

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If you’re sightseeing then a visit to some of Chicago’s celebrated skyscrapers is a must. Try the Observatory of the 94th floor of the John Hancock Centre, or the glass Skydeck Chicago atop the Willis Tower, formerly the Sears Tower. There is also the historic Pullman District in the southeast of the city.

Chicago has its fair share of attractions including some amazing museums. Spend some time exploring the Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum home to Sue, the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton in the world, and the Museum of Science and Industry, the largest science centre in the Western hemisphere. Alternatively drop by the Shedd, the world’s largest indoor aquarium and home to whales, sharks, penguins and more, or Adler Planetarium on the edge of Lake Michigan.

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A convenient and great value hotel situated close to the lakeside Grant Park, Chicago’s Essex Inn provides a comfortable base from which to explore the city and a selection of modern facilities. An indoor swimming pool, small fitness centre, sauna and rooftop garden with park and lake views are located on the fourth floor. The French inspired restaurant ‘Brasserie’ serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

In downtown Chicago, the Whitehall Hotel offers European styling in the midst of one of the USA’s biggest cities. Recently restored, the hotel is imbued with an air of traditional style and sophistication, blending superb service with luxurious surroundings to create one of the most talked about hotels in Chicago. Rich in history and ideally located for forays into the city, you’ll never want to leave.

245 rooms, 30 minutes from the airport, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, sauna, fitness centre, rooftop garden, free Wi-Fi.

221 rooms, 30 minutes from the airport, lounge. Price from £38 per person per night excl. meals.

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Chic and vibrant, the Allegro offers all the luxury and service you’d expect of a Kimpton. It combines classic style with modern amenities and is located adjacent to the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Enjoy fine dining in Luca Corazzina’s 312 Chicago and the theatre, opera, shops and restaurants just moments from the door.

This historic Hilton hotel blends traditional opulence with modern elegance. Occupying an enviable location in downtown Chicago, it’s within walking distance of attractions such as Millennium Park and the city’s Art Institute. Unwind in the spa and dine on sumptuous cuisine at Lockwood Restaurant & Bar. There’s also a chic lounge and grand lobby bar

483 room, 30 minutes from the airport, restaurant.

1639 rooms, 30 minutes’ transfer from airport, restaurant, lounge, bar, swimming pool, spa, fitness centre, beauty salon.

Price from £51 per person per night excl. meals.

Price from £65 per person per night excl. meals.

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Swissotel Chicago K uoni Insider Elegant and luxurious, the Swissotel Chicago combines Swiss service with the effervescent energy of America. Ideally located in the heart of the downtown area you’re close to The Magnificent Mile for all your shopping needs, as well as The Art Institute of Chicago, The Field Museum and the Shedd Aquarium. 661 rooms, 20 minutes from the airport, 2 restaurants, lounge, health club, pool. Price from £48 per person per night excl. meals.

a lex johnson, k uoni stor e m a nager, k ingston Seek your reflection in the weird and wonderful Cloud Gate, take a wander through the Lurie Garden, dipping your toes in the shallow water whilst biting into a slice of Chicago-style pizza, and enjoy an afternoon of free world-class music at the Jay Pritzker Pavillion. All to be found at Millennium Park, the heart of Chicago.

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florida As your paddle glides in the moonlit water and your kayak drifts through a maze of mangrove islands, look out for dolphins and otters making waves on the silky surface. Taking a guided tour under the full moon in Estero Bay Preserve State Park will be unforgettable. Explore the string of tropical islands known as the The Keys and watch the sunset from Mallory Square, surrounded by street performers and food carts. Scuba dive among turtles in Key Largo and work up an appetite for a slice of Key Lime Pie.

for the day at the Astronaut Training Experience. Laze on Miami’s seductive beaches or enjoy an ecotour through the Everglades to spot bulbous manatees. Plummet through the clouds on a sky dive over Zephyrhills, dance in the streets during Miami’s annual street party or chill out and admire the work of hundreds of artists during Orlando’s Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. Stay in luxurious beachfront spas, Disney hotels or our selection of sumptuous private pool villas.

Scream on thrilling rides in Orlando’s Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Studios®, and get up close to hippos and hyenas in Busch Gardens® at Tampa Bay. Watch high-octane NASCAR racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway or become an astronaut

Our choice of accommodation ranges beyond the destinations featured in this brochure, allowing us to be completely flexible in tailor making USA itineraries. Call one of our Personal Travel Experts today to create your ideal USA holiday.

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flying time h Miami 10 hours, Orlando 9½ hours, Tampa 10 hours.

key events h October: Clearwater Jazz Holiday – A jazz event covering four days of live entertainment taking place in the popular Gulf Coast resort of Clearwater, which offers some of the most colourful sunsets in Florida.

time difference h Miami GMT -5 hours, Orlando GMT -5 hours, Tampa GMT -5 hours. visa info h USA Visa or waiver form/ESTA required, please see p221 for further details. climate h Florida has year-round sunshine, warm and dry in the winter and hot and humid in the summer. Summer months tend to have higher rainfall with short, sharp and heavy showers.

September-November: International Food and Wine Festival, Epcot in Walt Disney World – Savour and taste sumptuous cuisine and fine wines from across the globe at this world class theme park.


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Walt Disney World Resort in Florida Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is the place where fun reigns supreme and dreams come true everyday. With six amazing parks . . . over 20 themed Resort Hotels . . . two night time entertainment districts . . . a state-of-the-art sports complex . . . dining, shopping and recreation galore, it’s easy to see how this holiday of a lifetime has enough smiles for everyone.

Wonder, fantasy and plenty of pixie dust are everywhere at the Magic Kingdom Park. Six enchanted lands, with over 40 magical attractions, make exciting adventures and timeless fairy tale classics just a smile away. It’s the one – and only – place where once upon a time is now, and make-believe is as real as today. DON’T MISS: It’s A Small World, Space Mountain, The new expanded Fantasyland.

The fun gets wild at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Meet the creatures who inhabit our world... and our imagination... and create your own adventure for an experience that roars with excitement. It’s a wildly playful adventure like no other. And it’s yours to live. DON’T MISS: Expedition Everest™, Finding Nemo – The Musical (inspired by Disney Pixar’s Finding Nemo), Kilimanjaro Safaris.

wa lt disney wor ld r ecr eat ion A whole range of exciting recreation possibilities are available to explore. Why not book a round of golf at one of the four championship courses or have a go at the nine-hole Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course. As well as golf, recreation ranges from relaxing spas, water craft hire or thrilling water sports to funfilled playgrounds for the little ones. You can even try horse riding at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & campground. Reservation telephone number for golf, watersports, spas and more is 001 407 939 7529.

At Epcot, high tech fun and Disney imagination are combined with the wonder of diverse cultures in two distinct worlds: Future World and World Showcase. Both are bursting with thrills and excitement. Epcot. Two big worlds of discovery. One incredible experience unlike any other on earth. DON’T MISS: The Seas with Nemo & Friends (inspired by Disney Pixar’s Finding Nemo), Soarin’™, Turtle Talk with Crush.

Wa lt Disney Wor ld R esort Benefits DISNEY’S EXTRA MAGIC HOURS: Each day guests get extra

time in the Disney parks to enjoy selected attractions. Valid theme park admission and resort ID required. DISNEY’S COMPLIMENTARY TRANSPORTATION:

Complimentary Walt Disney World transportation to and from the Disney parks, Downtown Disney areas and more. COMPLIMENTARY GOLF CLUB RENTAL: At the four Disney Championship golf courses. KEY TO THE WORLD CARD: Charge purchases to your room, throughout the resort. FREE PARKING: Parking is complimentary when you stay at a Disney Resort Hotel, and also when you visit any of the Disney Theme Parks or Water Parks. DISNEY dining plan: Only Disney resort hotel guests can take advantage of these affordable and flexible plans.

Lights... camera... and the stage is set for plenty of action! The glitz and glamour of showbiz take centre stage – but the star is you! With so much to see and do, you just may need an encore. Go ahead and raise the curtain at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. DON’T MISS: The American Idol Experience*, Disney Junior Live on Stage!, Toy Story Mania (inspired by Disney·Pixar Characters). *AMERICAN IDOL® is a registered trademark of 19 TV Ltd. and FremantleMedia North America, Inc.

The Downtown Disney Area is an exciting waterfront metropolis providing some of the most famous shopping, dining and entertainment experiences. Discover the biggest Disney shopping extravaganza on the planet at Downtown Disney Marketplace; relax with world class entertainment and dining at Downtown Disney West Side; and experience Cirque du Soleil’s® La Nouba™, a live show blending the daring with the endearing.

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is the largest of the water parks at Walt Disney World. At the centre of it all is Mt Gushmore, from here, its downhill all the way, with a choice of white water rafting, flume, tube runs and waterslides and ’icy’ bobsled runs that stay warm and thrillingly fast. Plunge down ‘Summit Plummet’ – one of the tallest, fastest free-fall speed slides! or if relaxing is the order of the day, take a dip in the Melt Away Bay Wave Pool.

Walt Disney World’s spectacular water wonderland, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, is set in a beautiful tropical landscape, slip and slide on a water ‘roller coaster’ - Crush ‘n’ Gusher or enjoy the thrills of the swimming with sharks or ride the giant surf waves.

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Disney Dining Plans mean you can relax and enjoy your stay, knowing many of your meals are paid for in advance – only guests who have booked a package at selected Disney Resort Hotels can take advantage of these convenient and affordable plans. Meal points are loaded onto your Resort Hotel Key to the World card when you check-in, after which you can redeem them in any way you choose at a wide range of dining locations across Walt Disney World Resort.

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Created exclusively for the UK holidaymaker, these 14 or 21 day tickets are ideal for the customer who wants the complete freedom to come and go to any of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks. They also represent significant savings when compared to the price of single tickets. Guests have unlimited access to: h Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park h Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Parks** h Oak Trail Golf Course h Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex† h DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park†† Adult price from £285 Child price (aged 3-9 years) from £260

Disney’s Premium Tickets offer 7 days unlimited admission to the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park with the freedom to visit multiple parks on the same day and are recommended for the customer with less time to spend visiting the parks. In addition, the 7 Day Disney’s Premium Ticket offers a choice of seven admissions in total to the following: isney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon D Water Parks** h Oak Trail Golf Course h Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex† h DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park††

INCLUDES: Two Quick (Counter) Service meals including desert, one selected Snack and one Refillable Resort Mug per person, per night at participating locations. For guests on a budget or planning a packed itinerary, the Disney Quick (Counter) Service Dining Plan offers superb value, convenience and the peace of mind of prepaid meals.

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Adult price from £275 Child price (aged 3-9 years) from £249 Disney’s Ultimate Tickets available for 2 and 3 week holiday durations. 2-week ticket expires 14 days after first use; 3-week ticket expires 21 days after first use. Disney’s Premium Tickets must be used within 14 days of first use. **Water Parks subject to seasonal and weather closures. †Valid only on event days, some events separately priced. ††Excludes prize play games. 7 admissions in total with the 7-day ticket. All tickets must be used for the first time in the same calendar year as printed on the ticket.

Disney Dining Pl a n INCLUDES: One Quick (Counter) Service meal including desert, one Table Service meal including desert and one selected Snack per person, per night at over 100 participating locations. PLUS you can also redeem Table Service meals to enjoy Character Dining experiences, Disney Dinner Shows, or Disney Signature Restaurants.

Adult price £40 per day Child price (aged 3-9 years) £15 per day

Disney delu x e Dining Pl a n INCLUDES: Three Quick (Counter) or Table Service meals including desert, two selected Snacks and one Refillable Resort mug per person, per night at over 100 participating locations. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at either Quick or Table Service restaurant, or even a Character Breakfast or Disney Dinner Show. And for extra luxury, exchange two meals for a Disney Signature Dining experience.

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The magic never ends when staying in a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. By choosing to stay at one of the onsite hotels you are always just moments away from the magic of all the rides and attractions on offer with complimentary transport included. Endless facilities, exclusive added benefits and legendary Disney service, there is nowhere better to stay.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

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Reminiscent of Florida’s golden era, this deluxe hotel is undoubtedly one of Disney’s finest. A very special resort with lavish décor, immaculate grounds and impeccable service, it’s a privileged choice. Location h On the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon with monorail connection

to Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot, 30 minutes from Orlando airport. Features h With a private beach and marina, this is a perfect place to unwind. Six restaurants and four bars include Victoria & Albert’s award winning American cuisine, seafood and a waterfront setting at Narcoossee’s, the Grand Floridian Café for soups, salads and sandwiches and the ‘Wonderland Tea Party at 1900 Park Fare’ where children can have tea with Alice and friends. There’s a playground, pool and supervised club for children and a fitness centre, spa and three swimming pools for grown-up leisure time. Accommodation h 867 rooms, each with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, kingsize or two double beds, telephone, television, minibar, coffee making facilities and bath or shower. Gardenview Rooms are as above. Lagoonview Rooms overlook Seven Seas Lagoon.

Disney World Resort hotel you will receive a range of fantastic benefits including: EXTRA MAGIC HOURS h Each day one of the Disney theme parks opens an hour early or up to 2 hours after regular park hours (on selected days) allowing Disney resort hotel guests extra time in the parks to enjoy selected attractions. Valid theme park admission and Resort ID required. WALT DISNEY WORLD TRANSPORTATION h Just steps from your chosen hotel, boats, buses and monorails await to transport you to and from the theme parks, water parks, the Downtown Disney area and more.

KUONI CONCIERGE h We highly recommend you prebook your Disney Park Passes. See p66-67 for details. Our concierge service also offers special Disney VIP experiences.

All offers apply to 2013. Call or see online for 2014 offers.

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£189 per person per night single supplement from £189 Based on 2 people sharing a Gardenview Room excl. meals.

IMPORTANT HOLIDAY INFORMATION: The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. Prices vary depending on the date you wish to travel and the elements included in your package. Please read p217-221 before you book your holiday. For further information and to tailor make your holiday, please call us or go to www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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This unique resort offers a safari experience right on your doorstep, and the magic of Disney just minutes away. Complementing its African lodge style, the resort’s horseshoe layout also offers fabulous wildlife-watching. Location h Southwest of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, overlooking 33

acres of savannah with giraffe, gazelle and zebra. 30 minutes from Orlando airport. Features h Activities include evening animal-watches with night vision, and the chance to see feeding time for the flamingos. Children have a playground, splash pool and kids’ club showing Disney movies. There’s a swimming pool with a 67 foot waterslide, a fitness centre and spa. Restaurants and bars include Boma – Flavours of Africa offering African food and culture, The Mara for burgers, pizzas and snacks, Jiko for a fine dining experience and ‘Sanaa which serves eastern inspired dishes. Accommodation h 1188 rooms, each with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, a kingsize or two double beds, television, telephone, coffee making facilities,fridge, bath and shower. Standard Rooms overlook the grounds. Savannah Rooms have views of the wildlife reserve. Deluxe Savannah Rooms are larger and also have bunk beds.

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Disney World Resort hotel you will receive a range of fantastic benefits including: EXTRA MAGIC HOURS h Each day one of the Disney theme parks opens an hour early or up to 2 hours after regular park hours (on selected days) allowing Disney resort hotel guests extra time in the parks to enjoy selected attractions. Valid theme park admission and Resort ID required. WALT DISNEY WORLD TRANSPORTATION h Just steps from your chosen hotel, boats, buses and monorails await to transport you to and from the theme parks, water parks, the Downtown Disney area and more.

KUONI CONCIERGE h We highly recommend you prebook your Disney Park Passes. See p66-67 for details. Our concierge service also offers special Disney VIP experiences.

All offers apply to 2013. Call or see online for 2014 offers.

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£106 per person per night single supplement from £106 Based on 2 people sharing a Standard Room excl. meals.

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This elegant lakeside resort is styled like a graceful New England yacht club. Brilliantly located near Epcot and entertainment hub Disney’s Boardwalk, the resort boasts fantastic facilities and all-American cuisine. Location h Lakeside, within walking distance of Epcot and Disney’s Boardwalk entertainment district. 30 minutes from Orlando airport. Features h There’s a

swimming pool, whirlpools and a fitness centre, beauty salon and barber, kids’ club, tennis, volleyball and Wi-Fi. Two restaurants serve steak and seafood and there are two lounges. All restaurants offer children’s menus and Disney’s character breakfasts are available. Guests also have use of facilities at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, including Stormalong Bay mini waterpark. Accommodation h 621 rooms with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, ceiling fan, one kingsize or two double beds, television, telephone, coffee making facilities, fridge, bath and shower. Standard Rooms have gardens or wood views. Waterview Rooms overlook Crescent Lake and Poolview rooms have vistas of the tranquil pool.

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Disney World Resort hotel you will receive a range of fantastic benefits including: EXTRA MAGIC HOURS h Each day one of the Disney theme parks opens an hour early or up to 2 hours after regular park hours (on selected days) allowing Disney resort hotel guests extra time in the parks to enjoy selected attractions. Valid theme park admission and Resort ID required. WALT DISNEY WORLD TRANSPORTATION h Just steps from your chosen hotel, boats, buses and monorails await to transport you to and from the theme parks, water parks, the Downtown Disney area and more.

All offers apply to 2013. Call or see online for 2014 offers.

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Nostalgically reminiscent of a 19th Century New England seaside retreat, this chic resort is dotted with oak trees on the shores of Crescent Lake. Centrally located, it boasts a mini waterpark and white-sand beach. Location h Situated lakeside, within walking distance of Epcot and Disney’s Boardwalk entertainment district. 30 minutes from Orlando airport. Features

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Stormalong Bay mini waterpark features waterslides, whirlpools and a sand bottom pool. There’s also a white-sand beach, kids’ club, game room and Wi-Fi. Tuck into buffets at Cape May Café and burgers and ice cream at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, before relaxing at Martha’s Vineyard. All restaurants offer children’s menus and Disney’s character breakfasts are available. Guests can also use facilities at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. Accommodation h 583 rooms with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, ceiling fan, one kingsize or two double beds, television, telephone, coffee making facilities, fridge, bath and shower. Standard Rooms have gardens or wood views. Waterview Rooms overlook Crescent Lake or Stormalong Bay, while Poolview Rooms have vistas of the tranquil pool.

Disney World Resort hotel you will receive a range of fantastic benefits including: EXTRA MAGIC HOURS h Each day one of the Disney theme parks opens an hour early or up to 2 hours after regular park hours (on selected days) allowing Disney resort hotel guests extra time in the parks to enjoy selected attractions. Valid theme park admission and Resort ID required. WALT DISNEY WORLD TRANSPORTATION h Just steps from your chosen hotel, boats, buses and monorails await to transport you to and from the theme parks, water parks, the Downtown Disney area and more.

KUONI CONCIERGE h We highly recommend you prebook your Disney Park Passes. See p66-67 for details. Our concierge service also offers special Disney VIP experiences.

All offers apply to 2013. Call or see online for 2014 offers.

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This resort feels like a South Pacific hideaway. Surrounded by tropical gardens and sandy beaches, the Polynesian Resort is paradise found for families and couples alike. Location h On the Seven Seas Lagoon shore with monorail connections to Magic Kingdom and Epcot, 30 minutes from Orlando airport. Features h The white sand

beach looks out to Cinderella Castle and one of the two swimming pools has a children’s slide and play area. Youngsters are also entertained at the supervised Never Land Club and playground, and babysitting can be arranged (payable locally). There are two bars and the four restaurants range from breakfast with favourite Disney characters in the Ohana to Disney’s Spirit of Aloha dinner show - an al fresco ‘all-you-can-eat’ family-style feast. Accommodation h 847 rooms, each with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, kingsize or two double beds, television, telephone, coffee making facilities, fridge, bath and shower. Gardenview Rooms are in two and three storey buildings overlooking the grounds. Lagoon Rooms have spectacular views of Seven Seas Lagoon.

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Disney World Resort hotel you will receive a range of fantastic benefits including: EXTRA MAGIC HOURS h Each day one of the Disney theme parks opens an hour early or up to 2 hours after regular park hours (on selected days) allowing Disney resort hotel guests extra time in the parks to enjoy selected attractions. Valid theme park admission and Resort ID required. WALT DISNEY WORLD TRANSPORTATION h Just steps from your chosen hotel, boats, buses and monorails await to transport you to and from the theme parks, water parks, the Downtown Disney area and more.

Location h By the Sassagoula River in Downtown Disney. 30 minutes from Orlando airport. Features h This amazing resort offers two different themed areas in one

resort with lively squares and jazz music in the French Quarter and mansions and Mississippi waterways in the Riverside area. There are bars and restaurants in each, and riverboats sail to Downtown Disney. A choice of eight swimming pools include the Ol’ Man Island old time water hole - complete with waterslides and children’s playgrounds. There’s an arcade and bicycle hire. Wining and dining venues suit every palate and pocket, including al fresco and lounge bars, a food court and dining hall. Accommodation h 2048 rooms in Riverside & 1008 in French Quarter, each with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, one kingsize or two double beds, telephone, fridge, coffee making facilities, television, bath and shower. Standard Rooms are as above. Waterview Rooms are available at both resorts.

All offers apply to 2013. Call or see online for 2014 offers.

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£169 per person per night single supplement from £169 Based on 2 people sharing a Gardenview Room excl. meals.

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Combining the style of New Orleans’ French Quarter with the charm of Mark Twain’s Deep South, the resort has cobbled squares, a carnival atmosphere and good old Southern hospitality.

KUONI CONCIERGE h We highly recommend you prebook your Disney Park Passes. See p66-67 for details. Our concierge service also offers special Disney VIP experiences.

Disney World Resort hotel you will receive a range of fantastic benefits including: EXTRA MAGIC HOURS h Each day one of the Disney theme parks opens an hour early or up to 2 hours after regular park hours (on selected days) allowing Disney resort hotel guests extra time in the parks to enjoy selected attractions. Valid theme park admission and Resort ID required. WALT DISNEY WORLD TRANSPORTATION h Just steps from your chosen hotel, boats, buses and monorails await to transport you to and from the theme parks, water parks, the Downtown Disney area and more.

KUONI CONCIERGE h We highly recommend you prebook your Disney Park Passes. See p66-67 for details. Our concierge service also offers special Disney VIP experiences.

All offers apply to 2013. Call or see online for 2014 offers.

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£55 per person per night single supplement from £55 Based on 2 people sharing a Standard Riverside Room excl. meals.

IMPORTANT HOLIDAY INFORMATION: The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. Prices vary depending on the date you wish to travel and the elements included in your package. Please read p217-221 before you book your holiday. For further information and to tailor make your holiday, please call us or go to www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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Walt Disney World Swan Fantastically located, this deluxe waterfront resort offers gourmet and casual dining options and a fabulous range of activities. Perfect for families and couples alike, guests will find a plethora of great facilities. Location h Between Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios (both reached by

a short walk or complimentary water taxi). 30 minutes from Orlando airport. Features h Relax on the white-sand beach or by one of five swimming pools and

whirlpools, including a grotto pool with waterslide and waterfalls. There’s a fitness centre, tennis, paddle boat rental, shop, Wi-Fi, a playground, kids’ pool, volleyball and nearby mini-golf. Four restaurants include Garden Grove, where Disney characters often visit, and sushi bar Kimonos. Guests can also use the facilities at neighbouring Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort. Accommodation h 765 rooms, each with a Westin ‘Heavenly Bed’ kingsize or two double beds, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, telephone, flat-screen television, fridge, bath and shower.

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Walt Disney World Dolphin This Florida-inspired lakeside property is dotted with palm trees and fountains for a relaxed holiday vibe. Guests can enjoy a range of fun, familyfriendly activities and dine in a plethora of mouth-watering restaurants. Location h Between Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios (both reached by

a short walk or complimentary water taxi). 30 minutes from Orlando airport. Features h Water facilities include white-sand beach, five swimming pools and

whirlpools including a grotto pool with waterslide and waterfalls. There’s also a fitness centre, Mandara Spa & Salon, kids’ club, playground, volleyball, shops, meeting rooms, business centres and nearby mini-golf. Five restaurants include award-winning seafood eatery Bluezoo. Guests can also use the facilities at neighbouring Walt Disney World Swan Resort. Accommodation h 1508 rooms, each with a Westin ‘Heavenly Bed’ kingsize or two double beds, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, telephone, flat-screen television, fridge, bath and shower.

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Disney World Resort hotel you will enjoy unlimited Disney transportation between all the resort hotels and parks. All offers apply to 2013. Call or see online for 2014 offers.

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Disney World Resort hotel you will enjoy unlimited Disney transportation between all the resort hotels and parks. All offers apply to 2013. Call or see online for 2014 offers.

IMPORTANT HOLIDAY INFORMATION: The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. Prices vary depending on the date you wish to travel and the elements included in your package. Please read p217-221 before you book your holiday. For further information and to tailor make your holiday, please call us or go to www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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This music-loving resort’s giant icons hark back to five classic genres – Broadway show tunes, calypso, country, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll. Offering great value and endless fun, it’s a fantastic option for families on a budget. Location h In the Wide World of Sports area near Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. 30 minutes from Orlando airport. Features h Five hotel areas, one for each

musical theme, are fronted by giant musical instruments. There are two swimming pools – one shaped like a guitar, the other a piano – as well as a fun-packed games arcade, playground, jogging trail and shop. Intermission Food Court boasts five food outlets serving everything from pizza to family meals amid murals of iconic musicians. Accommodation h 1706 rooms, each with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, one kingsize or two double beds, telephone, television, bath and shower.

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Each day one of the Disney theme parks opens an hour early or up to 2 hours after regular park hours (on selected days) allowing Disney resort hotel guests extra time in the parks to enjoy selected attractions. Valid theme park admission and Resort ID required. WALT DISNEY WORLD TRANSPORTATION h Just steps from your chosen hotel, boats, buses and monorails await to transport you to and from the theme parks, water parks, the Downtown Disney area and more.

Location h In the Wide World of Sports area near Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. 30 minutes from Orlando airport. Features h Guestrooms are grouped into

five hotel areas – Home Run Hotel, Hoops Hotel, Touchdown!, Surfs Up!, and Center Court – each themed after one of the featured sports and supported with a twostorey sports icon. There are two swimming pools, a games arcade, playground, jogging track and a shop, and guests can tuck into casual cuisine and take-outs at End Zone food court, brimming with cool sports paraphernalia. Accommodation h 1920 rooms, each with air-conditioning, one kingsize or two double beds, Wi-Fi, telephone, television, bath and shower.

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Each day one of the Disney theme parks opens an hour early or up to 2 hours after regular park hours (on selected days) allowing Disney resort hotel guests extra time in the parks to enjoy selected attractions. Valid theme park admission and Resort ID required. WALT DISNEY WORLD TRANSPORTATION h Just steps from your chosen hotel, boats, buses and monorails await to transport you to and from the theme parks, water parks, the Downtown Disney area and more.

Location h In the Wide World of Sports area near Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. 30 minutes from Orlando airport. Features h Accommodation is found in

five hotel areas, one for each featured film, which are fronted by giant characters such as Toy Story’s Woody and cute Dalmatians. Take a dip in the Fantasia-themed and hockey rink-shaped swimming pools and hit the Reel Fun Arcade. There’s also a playground, jogging track and shop. World Premiere Food Court features five movie marquees serving everything from omelettes to pasta. Accommodation h 1920 rooms, each with air-conditioning, one kingsize or two double beds, Wi-Fi, telephone, television, bath and shower.

All offers apply to 2013. Call or see online for 2014 offers.

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£31 per person per night Based on 2 people sharing a Standard Room excl. meals. Single supplement from £31.

KUONI CONCIERGE h We highly recommend you prebook your Disney Park Passes. See p66-67 for details. Our concierge service also offers special Disney VIP experiences.

All offers apply to 2013. Call or see online for 2014 offers.

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Giant icons from favourite Disney movie classics set the stage – Disney Pixar’s Toy Story, Fantasia, The Love Bug, The Mighty Ducks and One Hundred and One Dalmatians. Fans young and old will love the giant icons and fun facilities.

KUONI CONCIERGE h We highly recommend you prebook your Disney Park Passes. See p66-67 for details. Our concierge service also offers special Disney VIP experiences.

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This great value resort boasts five fun sporting themes – baseball, American football, basketball, tennis and surfing. Kids will love the bold and colourful design, and adults won’t be able to resist the Disney magic either.

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Each day one of the Disney theme parks opens an hour early or up to 2 hours after regular park hours (on selected days) allowing Disney resort hotel guests extra time in the parks to enjoy selected attractions. Valid theme park admission and Resort ID required. WALT DISNEY WORLD TRANSPORTATION h Just steps from your chosen hotel, boats, buses and monorails await to transport you to and from the theme parks, water parks, the Downtown Disney area and more.

KUONI CONCIERGE h We highly recommend you prebook your Disney Park Passes. See p66-67 for details. Our concierge service also offers special Disney VIP experiences.

All offers apply to 2013. Call or see online for 2014 offers.

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£38 per person per night Based on 2 people sharing a Standard Room excl. meals. Single supplement from £38.

IMPORTANT HOLIDAY INFORMATION: The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. Prices vary depending on the date you wish to travel and the elements included in your package. Please read p217-221 before you book your holiday. For further information and to tailor make your holiday, please call us or go to www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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At Universal Orlando Resort you’ll find TWO amazing theme parks, non-stop nightlife, and world-class on-site hotels, all in one convenient location. Here the biggest movies ever made and today’s hottest entertainment come together to create unforgettable experiences. At Universal Studios Florida® the movies and television come to life on such attractions as Shrek 4-D, Revenge of the Mummy®, and The Simpsons Ride™. Step into the worlds of your favourite myths, legends, cartoons, comic books and children’s stories at Universal’s Islands of Adventure®, home of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®, and Jurassic Park River Adventure®. Enjoy live music, dining, shopping, dancing, movies and more at Universal CityWalk®. Plus, stay in the heart of it all at one of three spectacular on-site hotels.

Enjoy the best of Universal Orlando® Resort! With the 2-Park Bonus Ticket you’ll receive admission to Universal Studios Florida® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme parks, plus all-club access to the live entertainment at Universal CityWalk®, for up to fourteen (14) consecutive days.

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Experience three of Orlando’s most exciting theme parks with one ticket. Enjoy admission to Universal Studios Florida® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme parks, and the Wet ‘n Wild®–Orlando water park, plus all-club access to the live entertainment at Universal CityWalk®, for up to fourteen (14) consecutive days.

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Universal CityWalk® is Orlando’s hottest spot for entertainment, home to Orlando’s most exciting mix of nightclubs, restaurants, concert venues, shops, cinemas, street performers, vendors, the music, comedy and multi-media theatrics of the world-renowned Blue Man Group, and more. There’s only ONE place with anything and everything you want to make your nights come alive – Universal CityWalk, The Entertainment Capital of OrlandoSM.

Stay in t he Hea rt of t he Excit em en t Make the most of your Orlando holiday by staying on-site at Universal Orlando® Resort. You can enjoy the Italian elegance of the luxurious Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. Live like a rock ‘n’ roll superstar at the exciting Hard Rock Hotel®. Or escape to a tropical paradise at the exotic Loews Royal Pacific Resort. Each of the three spectacularly themed hotels is within walking distance of both theme parks and Universal CityWalk®, and provides a one-of-a-kind setting for your stay.

Adult price: £120. Child price (aged 3-9 years): £109.

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Adult price: £130. Child price (aged 3-9 years): £120. *2-Park Bonus Ticket entitles ONE (1) guest admission to Universal Studios Florida® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme parks, plus the paid entertainment venues of Universal CityWalk® for up to fourteen (14) consecutive calendar days which includes the first day any theme park or CityWalk® portion of the ticket is used. **3-Park Bonus Ticket entitles ONE (1) guest admission to Universal Studios Florida®, Universal’s Islands of Adventure®, AND Wet ‘n Wild® Orlando, plus the paid entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk®, for up to fourteen (14) consecutive calendar days which includes the first day any theme park or CityWalk® portion of the ticket is used. Guests utilizing self-parking pay a parking fee only once per day with the presentation of that day’s paid parking receipt and valid ticket, regardless of how many parks are visited in one day. Both the 2 and 3- Park Bonus Tickets are not valid for separately ticketed events, concerts, or venues such as AMC® Universal Cineplex 20 with IMAX® or the Blue Man Group show in any of the theme parks or CityWalk. Some venues require ages 21 or older for admission. Valid photo ID required. Additional restrictions apply and benefits are subject to change without notice.

HARRY POTTER, characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s12) Shrek 4-D © 2012 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C. THE SIMPSONS RIDE TM Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. The Simpsons TM & © 2012 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. TM & © 2012 Marvel & Subs. Men In Black & Alien Attack: TM & © 2012 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved. Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park River Adventure ® Universal Studios/Amblin. Dr. Seuss properties TM & © 2012 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All rights reserved. © 2012 BMP. Hard Rock Hotel ® Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2012 Universal Studios. © 2012 Universal Orlando. All rights reserved. © 2012 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved. © 2012 Wet ‘n Wild Orlando.


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screen, behind the scenes, and jump right into your favorite scenes from your favorite movies and TV shows at Universal Studios Florida®. At this real, working production studio you’ll find an amazing array of rides, shows, movie sets and attractions that make YOU the star. Join the ranks of the minions on the heartwarming and hilarious new 3-D ride Despicable Me Minion Mayhem; experience Shrek 4-D; the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit® multi-sensory coaster; Revenge of the Mummy®; The Simpsons Ride™; MEN IN BLACK™ Alien Attack™; and more.

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Aquatica™ is a whimsical, one-of-a-kind waterpark - only from SeaWorld. Where rivers range from relaxing to racing. And slides spin and soak – including Dolphin Plunge®, featuring two enclosed tube slides through a lagoon of playful, black and white Commerson’s dolphins. It’s where serene-to-extreme waters fill double wave pools, sun and shade cover the beach and fun is as endless as the sea itself.

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Live the AdventureSM of a Lifetime - At Universal’s Islands of Adventure the most cutting edge rides, shows, and interactive attractions ever created challenge all your senses. You can step into the magic and excitement of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™; swing high above the streets in The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®, now in high-def 3-D; splash through the comical water rides of Toon Lagoon®; face dinosaurs as you visit earth’s primordial past in Jurassic Park®; encounter epic adventures in The Lost Continent®; and enter the colourful worlds of children’s author Dr. Seuss at Seuss Landing™. Live the adventure of a lifetime at Islands of Adventure…it’s the stuff legends are made of.

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Venture to adventures beyond the ocean’s door at SeaWorld® Orlando. Get up-close with all the sea’s creatures. Experience One Ocean® - the stunning Shamu® show, the thrills of Wild Arctic®, and the floorless coaster, Kraken®. Discover the world of Manta®, the mega-attraction that combines up-close animal encounters with an innovative flying coaster. Experience the world’s first 3D, 360 degree movie at TurtleTrek, now open.

Enjoy unlimited access to 5 or 6 amazing Florida theme parks with one incredible ticket.* The Orlando FlexTicket™ and Orlando FlexTicket™ Plus have everything you need to get the most out of your Florida holiday. With the Orlando FlexTicket you’ll enjoy 14 consecutive days of unlimited admission to Universal’s Islands of Adventure®, Universal Studios®, Wet ‘n Wild® Orlando, Aquatica™, and SeaWorld® Orlando. If you can handle even more excitement, there’s the Orlando FlexTicket™ Plus. It includes all the thrills of the Orlando FlexTicket™, plus admission to Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay. Your adventure doesn’t have to end once the parks have closed. Whatever your choice of ticket, you’ll also get COMPLIMENTARY entrance to Universal CityWalk®, Orlando’s hottest spot for dining and entertainment. And there’s more. You’ll also receive FREE coach transportation to Busch Gardens on the Busch Gardens Shuttle Express when you purchase the Orlando FlexTicket™ Plus**; plus FREE parking – you only pay for parking once if you visit more than one park on the same day. Flexibility, variety and great value for money . . . the Orlando FlexTicket has it all. or l a ndo flex t ick et™* Enjoy 14 consecutive days of unlimited park-to-park access* to Universal’s Islands of Adventure®, Universal Studios®, SeaWorld®, Orlando, Wet ‘n Wild® - Orlando and AquaticaTM. Also included is unlimited complimentary entrance to Universal CityWalk®, Orlando’s hottest entertainment and dining venue**. Adult price: £225. Child price (aged 3-9 years): £209.

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Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is where you can explore exotic terrain surrounded by wildlife, wild rides and wondrous live shows. Ride Cheetah HuntSM, the ultimate launch coaster. Don’t miss Jungala, featuring up-close encounters with Bengal tigers and orangutans, and two signature rides, including a zip-line experience for the younger adventurers! These are all adventures you just can’t get anywhere else.

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Thrills are for sharing! Only Wet ‘n Wild® Orlando gives you more themed, multi-person thrill rides than any other waterpark around. High-speed, seriously twisted, multiperson family adventures that let you experience the excitement with family and friends. Now open, the all-new Blastaway Beach™, with 15 slides and over 160 water elements, it’s the largest family water play area in Florida. So feel the fun, and Share the Rush at Wet ‘n Wild®!

*The Orlando FlexTicket and Orlando FlexTicket Plus are valid for fourteen (14) consecutive days. These days start from the first day you enter an Orlando FlexTicket park or Universal CityWalk®. Not valid for separately ticketed concerts and special events. Some venues require 21 or older for admission. Valid Photo ID required. Restrictions apply and benefits are subject to change without notice. **Busch Gardens® transportation from select Orlando hotels and participating theme parks, schedule and availability subject to change without notice. Prices and benefits subject to change without notice.

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These three magnificently themed on-site hotels are set right in the heart of the excitement to enjoy all the thrills, jaw dropping attractions and world class entertainment venues of Universal Orlando® Resort. As a guest you will also receive exclusive benefits when you stay on-site!

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando® Experience La Dolce Vita – The Sweet Life – Take a trip to the stunning seaside village of Portofino, Italy at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando. Luxurious rooms, authentic Italian specialities, and warm hospitality make your stay here a taste of what the Italians call la dolce vita—the sweet life. From the cobblestone streets to the outdoor cafés, you just may forget what country you’re in. Location h At Universal Orlando® Resort, 20 minutes from the airport. Features

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There are eight restaurants and lounges, three swimming pools: the serene Villa Pool, the Beach Pool featuring a waterslide and the Hillside Pool, a kids’ camp (extra charge), Bocce Ball, a fitness centre and Spa (extra charge) and a gift shop. Accommodation h 750 rooms, Gardenview or Bayview rooms (sleep up to five with rollaway at extra charge) with with 32” flat-screen television, iHome clock radio with iPod docking station, Keurig coffee maker featuring Emeril’s coffee and tea and refreshment pantry. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights.

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Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ h Universal ExpressSM Unlimited ride access* to jump the regular queues (Valid with paid theme park admission) h Complimentary water taxis and shuttle buses h Priority seating at select restaurants throughout Universal Orlando® Resort h Free delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the resort to your hotel room h Resort-wide charging privileges with your room key card h Universal Orlando character dining.

single supplement from £101 per night Based on 2 people sharing a Gardenview Room excl. meals.

All offers apply to 2013. Call or see online for 2014 offers.

IMPORTANT HOLIDAY INFORMATION: The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. Prices vary depending on the date you wish to travel and the elements included in your package. Please read p217-221 before you book your holiday. For further information and to tailor make your holiday, please call us or go to www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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Here you’ll explore an island of comfort, style and sophistication at Loews Royal Pacific Resort. Experience the wonder of such island paradises as Fiji, Bali and Hawaii. From lush landscaping to the white sandy beach of the lagoon-style swimming pool, you’ll be surrounded by the tantalizingly exotic. Location h 20 minutes from Orlando airport. Features h The resort features six

restaurants and lounges, a lagoon style pool with sandy beaches and kids play area, kids’ camp (extra charge), shuffle board, a fitness centre (extra charge) and gift shop. Accommodation h 1000 rooms, Standard rooms (sleep up to five with rollaway at extra charge) with 32” flat-screen television, iHome clock radio with iPod docking station, Keurig coffee maker featuring Emeril’s coffee and tea refreshment pantry. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights.

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It’s the perfect mix of funk and just plain fun. It’s classy, yet totally casual. Lively, yet laid back. It’s the coolest hotel in town, and you’ll feel like you just stepped off the stage, surrounded with the music, style, and irreverent attitude of the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. Location h At Universal Orlando® Resort, 20 minutes from the airport. Features

Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ h Universal ExpressSM Unlimited ride access* to jump the regular queues (Valid with paid theme park admission) h Complimentary water taxis and shuttle buses h Priority seating at select restaurants throughout Universal Orlando® Resort h Free delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the resort to your hotel room h Resort-wide charging privileges with your room key card h Universal Orlando character dining.

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There are five restaurants and lounges, a swimming pool with waterslide and underwater music, kids’ camp (extra charge), fitness centre, gift shop and guest parking (extra charge). Accommodation h 650 rooms, Gardenview rooms (sleep up to five with rollaway at extra charge) with with 32” flat-screen television, iHome clock radio with iPod docking station, Keurig coffee maker and tea refreshment pantry. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights.

Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ h Universal ExpressSM Unlimited ride access* to jump the regular queues (Valid with paid theme park admission) h Complimentary water taxis and shuttle buses h Priority seating at select restaurants throughout Universal Orlando® Resort h Free delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the resort to your hotel room h Resort-wide charging privileges with your room key card h Universal Orlando character dining.

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£92 per person per night single supplement from £92 per night Based on 2 people sharing a Gardenview Room excl. meals.

HARRY POTTER, characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s12) † Requires paid theme park admission. Early Park Admission begins one hour prior to Universal’s Islands of Adventure regular opening hour for on-site hotel guests and is valid 7 days a week for travel through 12/31/13, valid only at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™, Flight of the Hippogriff™, Dragon Challenge™ and Caro-Seuss-el™. Universal Express ride access is not valid during Early Park Admission. Additional restrictions may apply and the foregoing benefits are subject to change without notice. * Not valid at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and other select attractions. On-site hotel privileges good for hotel stay as indicated on the room key card. Only good for the number of guests staying in the room. Paid theme park admission required. Express ride access available during normal theme park operating hours only. Not valid for separately ticketed special events. Hard Rock Hotel® Hard Rock Café International (USA), Inc. Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and Loews Royal Pacific Resort logos © 2012 Universal Rank Hotel Partners. All rights reserved. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2012 Universal Studios. © 2012 Universal Orlando. All rights reserved. IMPORTANT HOLIDAY INFORMATION: The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. Prices vary depending on the date you wish to travel and the elements included in your package. Please read p217-221 before you book your holiday. For further information and to tailor make your holiday, please call us or go to www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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Orlando Home to the Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando® Resort, SeaWorld® and Wet n’ Wild®, Orlando is the place for families and thrill seekers alike. Meet your favourite Disney characters in the Magic Kingdom, drop into Honeydukes in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Universal’s Islands of Adventure® and see the legendary Shamu at SeaWorld®. Downtown Orlando is great for getting away from the theme park crowds, down here you can shop, take in a show or two and enjoy some of the best food in Orlando. You can also visit the Everglades for an airboat ride, spot manatees or enjoy a round of two of golf in one of the area’s beautiful golf courses. Orlando has a bus system known as Lynx and International Drive has its own system called the I-Ride, for which you can get day passes. However, if you’re staying in a villa complex away from the main parks, you may find it easier to hire a car as often buses do not cover these areas.

cit y guide W HER E TO GO If you’re looking for magic, Walt Disney World Resort is the place to be. Encompassing parks such as Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach and the instantly recognisable Magic Kingdom, it’s a plethora of fun-filled theme parks catering for a range of ages. Go behind the scenes and see how some of the silver-screen’s legendary scenes came to life at Universal Studios Florida® or enjoy cutting edge ride technology, interactive attractions and the Marvel Super Hero Island® at Universal’s Islands of Adventure®. If you want to experience theme parks, fine dining and plenty of shopping, International Drive, also known as I-Drive, is the place for you. With access to SeaWorld®, Wet n’ Wild® and Universal Studios Florida® amongst others as well as a plethora of boutiques and outlet stores, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

For a different pace of life, you could visit Downtown Orlando and visit some of the many museums and galleries, or take in one of the many shows at the theatre before enjoying the chilled-out nightlife and array of restaurants in the area. Get back to nature with a visit to the lush everglades and explore this wetland area by airboat, watching out for docile manatees bobbing in the shallow waters. Or head to Gatorland, for a fun and thrilling look into the world of alligators, crocodiles and other reptiles.

w H AT TO DO If you have young children, Walt Disney World Resort is the perfect place for you. The Magic Kingdom was the first of the four Disney parks to open and its iconic Cinderella Castle overlooks the park, a magnificent centrepiece between the whimsical worlds that surround it. Kids will love meeting and greeting various Disney cast members and the rides range from

gentle to relatively thrilling, dependent on the age of the child.

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If you have slightly older kids, or enjoy a thrill ride or two, Universal’s Islands of Adventure® is ideal. With a plethora of rides, you’ll be sure to find something for everyone. And for any Harry Potter fans, you can visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and try your hand at Quidditch, ride a dragon or a hippogriff and shop for a wand at Ollivanders.

If you’re in the parks area of Orlando then food is in abundance, with many food outlets spread throughout the parks offering an array of different cuisines from around the world. International Drive is well known for its dining options, with everything from steakhouses to Chinese and Italian, and Downtown Orlando also has a great choice of eateries.

If you’re feeling the heat, there are four major waterparks in the area, Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon, SeaWorld’s Aquatica and Wet n’ Wild®. You can swim with sharks in Typhoon Lagoon, plunge through a tank of dolphins in Aquatica and for those with kids, Blastaway Beach at Wet n’ Wild® is the biggest family play area in Florida.

For something a little special for the kids, you can choose to dine with Disney characters in a variety of places both in the parks and the Disney hotels. You could dine with the Disney Princesses in Epcot or Fantasyland, Donald Duck in the Animal Kingdom or have tea and cake with the Mad Hatter and Alice at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Universal Studios ®

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£36 per person per night At this popular hotel, you are never far from the action and attractions of Orlando . . . yet the lagoons, landscaped gardens and meandering walkways provide a tranquil oasis.

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Location h At the heart of I-Drive, with shops, restaurants and bars virtually on the

doorstep. Free transport to Universal Studios® and SeaWorld® Orlando, 20 minutes from Orlando airport. Features h Relax by one of the outdoor pools, spoil yourself in the pampering spa, or head for the fitness room. There are two bars and two dining venues – including the poolside restaurant Gatorville, for casual family meals. The resort also has a playground for children. Accommodation h 1052 rooms, each with air-conditioning, telephone, television, tea and coffee making facilities, bath and shower. Standard Rooms are as above. Family Fun Suites are larger with an extra television and an area with bunk beds. NB h Minimum stays apply at certain times.

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Road, the Quality Inn is a five minute drive from Universal Orlando® Resort, ten minutes from SeaWorld® Orlando, and 20 minutes from Orlando airport and Walt Disney World. Features h The hotel complex consists of six buildings set in spacious gardens around the pool area. The Apothecary restaurant serves all-you-can-eat buffets and offers amazing value, especially for families. There’s also a deli for a quick snack and a bar which is open until late. Two swimming pools, a games room, a gift shop and free car parking complete the facilities of this value for money hotel. Accommodation h 728 rooms, each with air-conditioning, two double beds, television, telephone, a fridge, microwave, coffee making facilities, bath and shower. Standard Rooms as above.

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Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld Located on Orlando’s famous International Drive amid 28 acres of palm trees and fountains, this stylish Hilton hotel is perfectly positioned for shopping, entertainment, and exploring the many nearby theme parks. Location h On I-Drive, adjacent to SeaWorld and near an array of shops, ®

restaurants and bars, with a free shuttle service to Disney®, SeaWorld® and Universal® theme parks, 25 minutes from the airport. Features h Take a dip in one of three swimming pools or head to the fitness centre for a workout. Enjoy all-day dining at Bamboo Grille, grab a pizza or sandwich from Max’s Deli and sip cocktails at Bangli or Tropical Isle. The Red Parrot Pool Bar serves poolside drinks and snacks. Accommodation h 1094 rooms, each with air-conditioning, flatscreen television, two telephones, Wi-Fi and complimentary tea and coffee. Resort Rooms as above.

K uoni Plus FOOD & BEVERAGE h SeaWorld® Hotel partner hotels offer all guests 10% off dining options including SeaWorld’s Sharks Underwater Grill, SeaWorld’s AllDay Dining Deal, Aquatica’s Banana Beach Cookout (all-day dining deal only). HOTEL OFFER h Official SeaWorld® Hotel partners also offer exclusive benefits complimentary transportation to SeaWorld®, Aquatica, Discovery Cove and Universal Studios (reservations required), early entry to SeaWorld® (selected dates), complimentary Quick Queue Unlimited at SeaWorld® (selected dates), (theme park

tickets required and can be purchased at extra cost). Plus 10% off purchases of $50 or more at Friends of the Wild at SeaWorld and Kiwi Traders at Aquatica. All offers apply to 2013. Call or see online for 2014 offers.

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£46 per person per night An ideal base from which to explore all that Orlando has to offer. Enjoy the benefits of self-catering alongside those of staying in a resort, the best of both worlds.

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Location h Close to many of Orlando’s famous attractions and just 30 minutes from the airport. Features h Dine at the relaxed Flagler Station Bar and Grill located

beside the resort’s main pool or at the main restaurant. Enjoy use of the basketball courts, take a dip in one of the many pools or unwind in the outdoor whirlpool. There is also a fitness centre on site. Accommodation h The 1037 suites are scattered throughout the resort allowing you a touch of tranquillity and privacy, right in the heart of Orlando. Each offers a fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette including fridge, dishwasher, toaster, microwave, blender and coffee maker. They are well appointed and each suite includes a CD/DVD player, telephone, safe and Wi-Fi. One and Two Bedroom Suites are available.

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Lake Buena Vista and Kissimmee are perfectly positioned for the main gates of Walt Disney World so you are never far from all the fun and magic. Shopping, restaurants and entertainment are also on your doorstep. Car hire is highly recommended to make the most of your stay here.

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£87 per person per night This incredible resort has something for everyone. Bursting with fantastic facilities – including a golf club, tennis academy, private lake and seven restaurants – it’s no wonder this is a favourite with Kuoni guests.

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Location h Sitting amid 1,500 acres of lush gardens, one mile from Disney World and five miles from SeaWorld®, 25 minutes from the airport. Features h You’ll never

run out of things to do at this fun-packed resort. There’s a white-sand beach, lagoon swimming pool and private lake for sailing, plus a golf club, nine-hole pitch ’n’ putt, 12 tennis courts, rock-climbing wall, jogging paths, cycling trails, game room, three whirlpools and a fitness centre with sauna and steamroom. To unwind, visit the hair and beauty salon which also offers spa services. Dine in three restaurants, including seafood bistro Hemingway’s and a sushi bar, and relax in four lounges and bars. Accommodation h 815 rooms. Buena Vista Rooms have air-conditioning, ceiling fans, balcony, stereo with iPod dock, flatscreen television, safe, desk, coffee making facilities, hairdryer and a coolbox.

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swimming pool is surrounded by tropical plants and swaying palms, and features a 79 feet Python waterslide. There is a poolside Tiki bar serving drinks and light bites and Casablanca’s restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner, offering buffet or à la carte menus. A fitness room, free car parking and a children’s playground and wading pool complete the facilities. Accommodation h 489 rooms and suites, each with air-conditioning, Sheraton signature brand ‘Sweet Sleeper’ beds, television, telephone, coffee making facilities, bath and shower.

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£38 per person per night This all-suite hotel sits in 53 acres of lush, tropical grounds, within easy reach of Walt Disney World Resort’s theme parks. It provides a peaceful yet lively base from which to explore Orlando’s most famous attractions.

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Location h 1½ miles from Walt Disney World Resort and near Oralndo’s other famous theme parks, 25 minutes from the airport. Features h Guests can use a

shuttle to the theme parks, making it easy for families to get to and from Orlando’s attractions. At the hotel there’s a well-equipped fitness centre, tennis and basketball courts and a freeform swimming pool complete with waterfall and 75-foot waterslide. Relax in two whirlpools or book a blissful treatment at the indulgent spa while kids enjoy two video arcades. There are three restaurants, including fine dining at The Venetian Room, as well as two lounges and a pool bar and grill. Accommodation h 1338 suites and villas, each with separate living room, two telephones, two televisions, tea and coffee making facilities, mini-fridge, microwave, safe and hairdryer.

IMPORTANT HOLIDAY INFORMATION: The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. Prices vary depending on the date you wish to travel and the elements included in your package. Please read p217-221 before you book your holiday. For further information and to tailor make your holiday, please call us or go to www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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An excellent choice for those who appreciate great value, high standards and the freedom of an independent holiday, our selected Orlando homes are spacious and modern, each with a private swimming pool.

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£144 per home per night

Location h In residential communities, away from lively tourist areas – car hire is

essential to make the most of your stay. All homes are within 15-30 minutes drive of Walt Disney World and within 25-45 minutes of Orlando airport. Features h Each home has a private swimming pool and sun loungers. Accommodation h All have air-conditioning, telephone, lounge with television, dining area, kitchen with fridge, oven, microwave, washer, dryer, and utensils, bath and shower, and bedding and towels supplied. Some also have a garage. Three Bedroom Homes have an en suite from the master bedroom and a family bathroom. Four, Five and Six Bedroom Homes have additional bedroom/s with double or twin beds. Four Star Executive Homes are larger and more luxurious, with three, four, five or six bedrooms and have a games room or spa. NB h Swimming pools are not heated during July and August. At other times of the year heating of pools can be prebooked at a supplement from £30 per home per night dependent on season and home. Mid stay cleaning is available at an additional cost. Car hire is compulsory.

IMPORTANT HOLIDAY INFORMATION: The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. Prices vary depending on the date you wish to travel and the elements included in your package. Please read p217-221 before you book your holiday. For further information and to tailor make your holiday, please call us or go to www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.

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Florida Beaches Florida is well known for its beaches, swathes of white sand lapped by clear waters blessed with year round sunshine. Whether you’re looking for a secluded hideaway or a beach bustling with activity, there is something to suit everyone’s needs. Clearwater and St Pete Beach are two of the coast’s hot-spots with a wealth of activities and buzzing atmosphere. Naples and Longboat Key are more upmarket, offering fine dining and boutique shops offering high-end goods.

If you intend on getting the most out of your trip to the beach, watch the locals, often they’ll be on rollerblades or bikes and this can be a great way to enjoy the views as well as find yourself a quiet spot to relax. Other than that, a particular favourite mode of transportation is digging your toes into the sand and going for a stroll.

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Clearwater is one of the most popular and liveliest resorts on the Gulf Coast. Just two hours’ drive west of Orlando, Clearwater boasts miles of fabulous sandy beaches, a glorious sunny climate and a whole range of activities including snorkelling, fishing, dinner cruises and dolphin watching.

Tasteful and luxurious, Longboat Key offers high-end boutiques and fine dining accompanied by manicured surroundings and white sandy beaches. One of the more upmarket resorts of the Gulf Coast and one of the quieter barrier islands, it offers the ideal beach destination for the more distinguished traveller.

The elegant resort of Naples is ideally located for many sights, resorts and beaches and is a great spot for fine dining, shopping and sunbathing. The Everglades start just a short drive from the resort and Miami is about a two hour drive away.

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Fort Lauderdale is located about one hour’s drive North of Miami and is known as the “Venice of America” because of the 175 miles of inland waterways that are found in the resort.

st pet er sbu rg If you’re looking for a real Florida hot-spot, then look no further than St Pete Beach! With seven miles of sugar, sandy beaches, the warm waters of the Gulf and an incredible sunshine record, St Pete’s is a firm favourite with British holidaymakers.

The island of Captiva offers miles of beaches, with excellent watersports facilities and a relaxed lifestyle. Life on this part of the Gulf Coast is quieter and relaxing, with interesting shops and restaurants to choose from.

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It has a wonderful beachfront bordered by a wide path that is perfect for running, walking or rollerblading, or just relaxing. Take a gondola ride around Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale for a romantic ride in a beautiful setting.

pa l m beach Located on a 16 mile barrier island off the mainland and ringed with soft white sands, Palm Beach offers guests a more upmarket experience of the beach. West Palm Beach is where the activity takes place with plenty of water and land sports as well as great dining experiences.

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£208 per home per night Our selection of Gulf Coast homes are dotted along the west coast of Florida. An ideal combination after a stay in the madness of Orlando your stay in the Gulf Coast will surely be relaxing and effortless.

Based on a 3 Bedroom Home with pool (Brandenton / Sarasota) excl. meals.

Location h In residential communities our homes are just a short drive to the

beach, local shops and restaurants. Marco Island homes are approx. two hours from Miami airport and most back onto Florida’s waterways. Executive homes in Naples also are located approximately two hours from Miami airport and are within a 10-20 minute drive to the beach and downtown Naples. Sarasota/Bradenton homes are around 50 minutes from Tampa airport and 30 minutes to the centre of Sarasota and nearby beaches. Features h Each home is equipped with three or four bedrooms respectively, a privately screened swimming pool complete with sun loungers, a fully equipped kitchen with cooker, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, all crockery and cutlery. Accommodation h All homes are individual in design and décor. Three Bedroom Homes sleep up to six people and offer one master bedroom with double bed and two additional bedrooms with either twin beds or a double bed, a lounge with television and dining table, patio area around pool and two bathrooms. Four Bedroom Homes sleeping up to eight people are identical to Three Bedroom Homes with an additional bedroom. Executive Homes are larger with upgraded furnishings and additional features including stereos and video or DVD players. NB h Swimming pools are not heated during July and August. At other times of the year heating of pools can be prebooked at a supplement from £30 per home per night dependent on season and home. Car hire is compulsory.

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Crystal blue seas, white sands and a warm welcome greet you at this contemporary hotel. The stylish poolside grill overlooks two swimming pools and Reflections restaurant provides international cuisine and incredible views of the Gulf of Mexico. Rooms are spacious and modern, and watersports and a fitness centre are available for the more adventurous.

Affectionately known as the Pink Palace, this deluxe resort is an architectural masterpiece and local landmark. Beside the sands of St. Pete beach, it was a popular hang out for film star legends such as Al Capone and Zelda Fitzgerald and still retains the same sense of finesse with an award winning restaurant and stylish rooms. 277 rooms, 45 minutes from Tampa airport, spa, 2 swimming pools, fitness room, shops, kids’ club, 3 restaurants and bars.

416 rooms, 30 minutes from Tampa airport, restaurant, poolside grill, 2 bars, 2 swimming pools, fitness centre.

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Sophisticated accommodation, a pristine private beach, world-class sports facilities and personalised service await you at this deluxe hotel. The resort boasts two golf courses, 20 tennis courts, a driving range, marina, fitness centre and an array of watersports. There are also six unique restaurants, a swimming pool and spa.

Positioned on Captiva Island, the South Seas Island Resort offers a multitude of facilities throughout its grounds and along its extensive shoreline. The popular Sanibel Sea School offers a range of educational programmes with a ocean theme while the resort’s three pools, including the H2Whoa waterpark, cater to all the family’s needs.

218 rooms, 1½ hours from Tampa airport, 2½ hours from Orlando airport, 6 restaurants and bars, swimming pool, spa, fitness centre, exercise studio and kids club (ages 5-12 years).

469 rooms, 3¼ hours from Miami airport, 4 restaurants, 2 bars, coffee shop, 3 swimming pools, kids’ club, golf course, fitness centre, spa, tennis courts, watersports.

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Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, this resort offers a welcoming atmosphere and an array of fantastic facilities including a golf course, spa and pool complex. Gulf sunsets can be enjoyed at the Sunset Beach Bar & Grill or the signature HB’s on the Gulf restaurant. h Stay 4 nights pay for 3 nights from 01 Jun-30 Sep, book by Mar 31.

An elegant resort capturing the essence of Southern Florida and blending sumptuous luxury with sporting leisure. Located on the quiet, unspoiled Vanderbilt beach and housing the renowned Spa Terre, four swimming pools, the award winning Baleen restaurant and a myriad of watersports for the more adventurous. h 50% off green fees for stays Jun 01-Sep 30.

317 rooms, 2 hours from Miami airport, 4 restaurants, 5 bars, 2 swimming pools, spa, fitness centre, watersports, kids’ club, golf course, 6 tennis courts.

189 rooms, approx. 2½ hours from Miami airport, restaurant, bar, 4 swimming pools, spa. Price from £53 per person per night excl. meals.

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Lago Mar Resort & Club, Fort Lauderdale A stylish and sophisticated resort situated on a private sandy beach, dotted with sleepy palms. Designed with Mediterranean and Key West influences, the resort enjoys a paradisiacal pool, manicured gardens and an expansive spa. There are also five restaurants serving American Bistro and international cuisine, and a bar serving a selection of cocktails and fine wines. 204 rooms and suites, 45 minutes from Miami airport, 3 restaurants, a bar, coffee shop, lounge, swimming pool, gym and spa. Prices from £58 per person per night excl. meals.

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LU X U RY Create memories that will last a lifetime at this newly-vitalized and family-friendly resort in the heart of Palm Beach. The resort boasts a stunning beachfront, manicured gardens and an abundance of facilities including two golf courses, five modern oceanfront swimming pools, a family entertainment centre and an indulgent spa. h Free daily green fees at either the Ocean Course or the Rees Jones Course. Excludes golf cart fee. Valid from 01 Jun-30 Sep. 540 rooms, 1½ hours from Miami airport, 9 restaurants, 5 bars, 5 swimming pools, spa, 2 fitness centres, 2 golf courses, 10 tennis courts, 11 boutiques, bicycle rental, watersports, kids’ club. Prices from £79 per person per night excl. meals.

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Miami Relaxed and dedicated to uncomplicated pleasure, Miami embodies the spirit of Florida and adds a Latin twist. Though you could be forgiven for spending most of your holiday unwinding on the spectacular beaches, golf courses and spa centres, there is no shortage of things to see and do in the city and surrounding area.

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If you’re staying on Miami Beach or in Key Biscayne, renting a bicycle is an eco-friendly way to explore. Should you be on mainland Miami, the Metro (and for downtown Miami the Metromover) is a useful and quick alternative to taxis and buses.

Miami Beach is split into three – North Beach, Central Beach and the iconic South Beach. North and Central are both beautiful areas with an array of amenities nearby and are generally quieter than their southern counterpart. South Beach – or SoBe as it is known locally – is where the beautiful people are and also one of the trendiest spots in Miami. It’s also home to the Miami Beach Architectural District or the Miami Art Deco District as is also known, where 960 beautiful historic artdeco buildings can be found.

w Her e to go Miami Beach – in particular South Beach – is the place to see and be seen in Miami. Locals and tourists alike flock to the golden sands to top up their tans, people-watch from the cafés on Ocean Drive and gaze up at the colourful art deco buildings. It is home to art lovers, designers and a whole host of celebrities and the nightlife is legendary. Little Havana is the Latin heart of Miami, so named after the amount of Cuban immigrants that have turned this neighbourhood into a colourful district filled with vibrant charm. Dine out at one of the many Cuban restaurants and try medianoche, picadillo or sup on a mojito! Downtown Miami and Coconut Grove are two of the trendier places to explore, with Downtown Miami bedecked with shops, restaurants, bars and spas, while Coconut Grove offers an enticing mishmash of haute boutiques and touristy shops all set on the waterfront.

Full of eccentricity and freedom, the city’s art scene is thriving. Visit the Miami Design District, the Miami Art Museum and the many art galleries and street artists that are scattered throughout the city. The Miami botanical gardens and Lincoln Road boutiques are also well worth a visit. If it’s retail therapy that you’re after, Miami is home to many malls and shopping streets, bursting with shops and entertainment options. Some of the best known are the Dolphin Mall just west of the airport, The Falls in Miami-Dade, CocoWalk in trendy Coconut Grove and Lincoln Road on Miami Beach.

eat ing ou t Miami is a diverse city filled with Latin spirit and Caribbean flair and this is reflected in its food. Blending these flavours, the city has created a unique style of cuisine known as “Floribbean”, which you’ll find in countless restaurants and cafés all over Miami. However, if you’re looking for a touch of Cuban cooking, then Little Havana is your destination. Miami is also well known for its deliciously succulent seafood including the local favourite, stone crab.

The Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Beach offers a quiet scenic stretch of beach on the southern tip of Key Biscayne and is ideal for those looking to relax away from it all. Also on Key Biscayne, Hobie Beach is the place for windsurfers and a variety of watersports equipment can be rented along this stretch. On Miami North Beach is a genuine, ancient Spanish monastery that was dismantled, shipped over and rebuilt, allowing you to glimpse inside this beautiful building and wander its lush gardens. For Cold War enthusiasts the Bay of Pigs Museum, with its collection of memorabilia and artefacts, offers a fascinating insight into the region’s recent history. You can also take a walk around the Cape Florida Lighthouse.

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Elvis, Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack used to party at this oceanfront architectural landmark which has been magnificently renovated and transformed into a modern luxury hotel. Award-winning dining and sleek amenities combine with Miami beach glamour, music and contemporary art for an exclusive and indulgent experience. Location h Oceanfront on Collins Avenue in the heart of Millionaire’s Row, 20 minutes from Miami airport. Features h Eight pools including a sleek European style

pool with private cabanas and sun loungers, an interactive kids’ play area, Lapis Spa and the exclusive LIV & Arkadia nightclubs. Fontainebleau has entertained stars from Elvis through to Judy Garland and the legendary iconic Bleau Bar is back and more alluring than ever. Dine at signature restaurants including Hakkasan and a choice of many other innovative and stylish culinary concepts. Accommodation h 1504 rooms, each with flat-screen television, minibar, iPod docking station and 20” iMac® computer. Chateau/Versailles Standard Rooms as above. Oceanview Rooms have partial Atlantic Ocean views. NB h A daily resort fee of $17.95 is added to your room account and includes complimentary gym access, unlimited wired and wireless internet in room and by the pools, daily newspaper, local calls and complimentary beach chair for each registered guest.

for 1 extra bonus night. Valid 01 May-31 Oct. Stay 3 nights for 1 extra bonus night when staying in an Oceanview Room or higher category and booked during 01 Jan-15 Feb for stays 01 May30 Jun and 01 Aug-30 Sep. CHILD OFFER h Children under 10 eat free from kid’s menu and children aged 11-15 eat at half price from kids’ menu with each paying adult at La Cote or VIDA restaurants. Minimum 3 night stay. Valid 01 May-31 Oct. Must be booked by 31 Mar 2013.

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£75 per person per night Relax and soak up the South Beach vibe as you experience the celebrity lifestyle of this relaxed and welcoming beach resort. Historical art deco architecture complemented by trendy décor and modern conveniences just moments from the star-studded sands, shopping and nightlife found only in SoBe, Miami.

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Location h Oceanfront in the heart of South Beach just 30 minutes from the airport. Features h Offering direct access to the renowned South Beach and a pool

area with bar and cabanas you can relax and take it easy, basking in the glorious Miami sunshine. Try a bite in the restaurant or enjoy the chilled out vibe of the lounge before exploring all South Beach has to offer. Accommodation h Bright and airy, each of the 186 rooms has a welcoming atmosphere and cool décor. Each is equipped with television, telephone, Wi-Fi (extra cost) and docking station. Standard Rooms as above.

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£83 per person per night The architecture and décor at this historic and completely renovated hotel form a cool fusion of classic elegance and contemporary élan – pure Miami beachfront style.

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Location h On the beach at Collins Avenue, in the heart of the Art Deco District, a

few minutes stroll to the bustling action of Lincoln Road and 30 minutes from the airport. Features h The hotel’s central Palm Promenade begins with a cascading water fountain and descends through landscaped gardens to a beautiful freeform oceanfront swimming pool and direct access to the beach with watersports available. Other facilities include an Elemis spa and fitness centre, seven restaurants including Sushi SoBe and a new SoBe Scoops ice-cream shop. Accommodation h 790 rooms. Each room has air-conditioning, telephone, flat-screen television, coffee making facilities, minibar, a kingsize bed or two double beds, bath and shower. Superior Cityview Rooms offer views of downtown Miami. Partial Oceanview Rooms have wonderful views of the Atlantic.

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£39 per person per night Set amid tropical flora, this boutique hotel offers comfort, simplicity and excellent value for money. It’s that rare combination of a quiet retreat, close to exciting attractions.

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Location h On Collins Avenue, across the road from the broad stretch of South Beach, and 30 minutes from Miami airport. Features h A haven amid one of the

most lively parts of Miami, there’s a friendly buzz on the hotel’s shaded terrace, which looks over the gardens towards the swimming pool. A tropical poolside bar is available as well as a fitness centre and breakfast room. Guests also have access to the beach at sister-hotel Marseilles. Accommodation h 100 rooms which envelop the pretty gardens are all spacious and modern in design. Each has air-conditioning, television, telephone, a double bed and shower. Standard Rooms as above.

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£83 per person per night A boutique hotel, in a chic and stunning setting by the beach, The Palms has a tranquil and easy tempo, and is set in tropical palm dotted gardens. Location h Oceanfront in the fashionable South Beach area, an easy stroll

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from shops, nightlife and the Art Deco District, and only a short drive from Bal Harbour’s designer boutiques, 20 minutes from Miami airport. Features h Tropical gardens encompass a freshwater pool and lead to the wide stretch of beach and boardwalk, which runs along Miami Beach. A relaxed hotel with a quiet ambience, the hotel boasts The Palms Spa, an Aveda concept spa, Wi-Fi, a fitness centre and relaxing hammocks. Enjoy Florida fresh seafood and a farm-to-table philosophy at Essenia Restaurant and Lounge and creative cocktails and light fare at Tiki Bar. Accommodation h 251 rooms, each with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, television, telephone, minibar, kingsize bed, bath and shower. Cityview Rooms look out onto Miami Beach. Oceanview Rooms look over the gardens to the Atlantic. NB h Minimum stays apply certain times, details available on request.

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The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach Miami A landmark in Miami’s Art Deco District, and ever the pinnacle of service, the Ritz-Carlton is a careful restoration of the 1953 Morris Lapidus design. Superb in every sense. Location h Oceanfront and steps away from the Lincoln Road pedestrian esplanade

with a myriad of shops, restaurants, entertainment and nightlife, 30 minutes from Miami airport. Features h The hotel’s two restaurants include the Med-inspired DiLido Beach Club - the only oceanfront restaurant on South Beach, and Bistro 1LR, a modern bistro with Latin influences. The spa has been voted among America’s best, and other facilities include a fitness centre, swimming pool, children’s club and nightly entertainment. Accommodation h 375 rooms, each with air-conditioning, telephone, television, minibar, a kingsize or two double beds, bath and shower. Standard Rooms are as above. Partial Oceanview Rooms have views towards the Atlantic.

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This luxurious hotel sits before swathes of white sand lapped by the sparkling waters of Biscayne Bay. With an award-winning spa, exclusive beach club and decadent cuisine, guests here are guaranteed a pampering stay.

Stay 3 nights for 1 Bonus Night when staying in a Deluxe Skyline Room from 24 May-30 Sep. $50 spa credit voucher for stays of 3 nights or more.

Location h On a private beach on Brickell Key, close to South Beach, Design District and Coconut Grove, 15 minutes from Miami airport. Features h Laze on the private

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white-sand beach, which overlooks glistening Biscayne Bay. Book an indulgent treatment at the award-winning spa or take a dip in the infinity pool before grabbing a drink at the adjacent cafe and bar. For more active types there’s a fitness centre, waterfront jogging trail, and nearby golf and tennis clubs. Signature restaurant Azul serves delicious cuisine from its open kitchen and raw bar, Café Sambal specialises in contemporary Asian fare and M Bar is the perfect place to relax with your favourite cocktail. Accommodation h 326 rooms, all with marbled bathroom with separate showers and balcony, television, telephone, iPod docking station, CD player, DVD player and internet access (extra cost). Superior Rooms have Brickell Key views. Deluxe Skylineview Rooms have skyline views.

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Florida Keys The Florida Keys offers fantastic diving opportunities, amazing seafood and some of the most beautiful sunsets you’ll ever see. Stretching 120 miles, they are the home to the only living-coral barrier reef in the United States and it is teeming with marine life. The Keys are blessed with a plethora of flora and fauna both above and beneath the waves and have many guided eco walks, environmental centres and green initiatives to help keep this amazing string of islands beautiful for years to come.

The main shopping and dining area of Key West is a little livelier than other Keys; however each of the Keys has a choice of restaurants, bars, shops and entertainment. The Keys are easily traversed by car and are linked to the mainland and each other by bridges, however once on your chosen Key, cycling is a favoured way to travel.

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The liveliest of all the Keys, Key West is the most southern point of the Keys and also of the continental United States. It offers chic palm-lined streets dotted with little boutiques, museums and colourful houses. Each little wooden house is neat and tidy and adorned with flowers, making every street unique. You can visit Ernest Hemingway’s house and the Sloppy Joe’s Bar, his favourite drinking establishment in the town as well as the Little White House, which was used by Harry S. Truman as command headquarters during various wars. If you enjoy a round or two, the nearby Key West Golf Club has an 18-hole course designed by Rees Jones or you can enjoy the benefits of an island escape with one of the many watersports available. You can go diving, snorkelling, parasailing and wakeboarding along with many other different water pursuits. On land the best way to get around is by bike or your own two feet, though taxis and pedi-cabs are also convenient. Take a stroll along the harbour walk, or meet at Mallory Dock at sunset for an exciting event with jugglers, musicians and street artists before enjoying the town’s nightlife.

As the first of the Keys, Key Largo is ideal for those looking to escape to the Keys without a day’s drive. It’s just an hour away from the bustling hub of Florida but worlds away in experience. It offers two state parks, a national park and a national marine sanctuary, all bursting with flora, fauna and a whole host of underwater delights. Nestled between the lush Everglades National Park and North America’s only living coral reef, Key Largo offers some of the most stunning scenery in the Keys. With a whole host of eco-tourism options as well as a plethora of land and water sports available you’ll be spoilt for choice as to what to do with your precious holiday moments. If you’re a lover of the ocean, Key Largo has its own wreck offshore, intentionally sunk to be the base of a new coral reef.

One of the best ways to explore Marathon is by bike, especially if you take it over to one of the islands on the outskirts such as Duck Key, where you can enjoy beautiful scenery as well as visit small fishing communities and dine on fresh seafood from the day’s catch.

isl a mor a da Comprising of six islands, Islamorada is set between Key Largo and Marathon and consists of Plantation Key, Windley Key, Upper Matecumbe Key, Lower Matecumbe Key, Indian Key and Lignumvitae Key.

It benefits from a beautiful location between the everglades and coral reef and is well known for its beauty and wildlife. However, Islamorada is famed for its dining, especially its sumptuous local island cuisine specialising in seafood fresh from the surrounding waters. You can also enjoy sport fishing and diving opportunities, take a trip to the History of Diving Museum or visit the Theater of the Sea Marine Mammal Park. Each island has its own treasures including botanical parks, geological state parks, a historic state park and much more.

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Encompassed by manicured gardens, delicate water features and tall swaying palm trees, The Inn at Key West is a tropical boutique set back from the bustling town that surrounds it. The hotel enjoys a restaurant serving breakfast and lunch and an extensive bar by the hotel’s outdoor freshwater pool, the largest in Key West. There is also complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas and a fully equipped gym.

Effortlessly combining old-style Key West charm with modern luxury, this landmark tropical resort dates back to the 1920s. Located on the island’s south coast, near Duval Street’s famous nightlife and the historic Old Town, just relax in a hammock on Key West’s largest private beach where watersports, scuba diving and boat excursions are available. h Stay 6 nights for one extra bonus night for stays 01 May-23 Oct and 10 Nov-19 Dec.

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A beautiful resort surrounded by manicured gardens, Hawks Cay boasts an array of facilities including five swimming pools, a large saltwater lagoon, a selection of dining options and a spa and educational Dolphin Connection experience on which guests can swim with the resort’s bottlenose dolphins. h Stay 3 nights for 1 extra bonus night for stays 21 Aug-21 Dec, book by Aug 31.

Situated along the southern boundaries of the Everglades National Park, this recently renovated, stylish resort sits on a powdery white beach amid 13 acres of lush tropical forest. Try a plethora of watersports from the private white-sand beach, explore nearby parks and nature reserves, or go snorkelling and scuba diving at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

177 rooms, 4 restaurants, coffee shop, 5 swimming pools, lagoon, fitness centre, spa, kids’ club, watersports, tennis courts.

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Cheeca Lodge & Spa, Islamorada K uoni Insider Nestled in 27-acre lushly landscaped gardens, Cheeca Lodge and Spa offers a taste of the Caribbean and understated luxury in the Florida Keys. A plethora of facilities includes nonmotorised watersports, two pools, a saltwater lagoon stocked with fish, tennis courts, a spa and a 9-hole golf course. 214 rooms, 1½ hours from Miami airport, 3 restaurants, 2 bars, 2 swimming pools, lagoon, spa, non-motorised watersports, fitness centre, kids’ club, 9-hole golf course, tennis courts. Prices from £85 per person per night excl. meals.

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southern states In Charleston, tour tree-lined avenues in a horsedrawn carriage, dine on Creole cuisine at The Pirates House in Savannah and visit the historic West End in Atlanta. In New Orleans, embrace the spirit of the Old South and get swept up in the glitter and beats of Mardi Gras. Visit Nashville, the capital of country music, and tour the recording studios of Music Row before heading to the Country Music Hall of Fame to record your own track. Toast your musical debut with a drink in the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, listening to country musicians in action.

In Memphis, take a tour around Graceland and Elvis Presley’s colossal mansion, where you can admire his collection of cars, musical awards and board his private jet. Stop off at the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and Sun Studios where BB King and Jerry Lee Lewis recorded songs, before spending the evening in electric clubs and music bars on Beale Street. Our choice of accommodation ranges beyond the destinations featured in this brochure, allowing us to be completely flexible in tailor making USA itineraries. Call one of our Personal Travel Experts today to create your ideal USA holiday.

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flying time h Memphis 11 hours, Nashville 10¼ hours, New Orleans 11 hours, Atlanta 10 hours, Savannah 10¼ hours.

key events h February: Mardi Gras, New Orleans – Parades, floats and lots of partying for eight days. Plenty of fun and entertainment during this historical parade.

time difference h Memphis GMT -6 hours, Nashville GMT -6 hours, New Orleans GMT -6 hours, Atlanta GMT -5 hours, Savannah GMT -5 hours. visa info h USA visa or waiver form/ESTA required, please see p221 for further details. climate h The southern states tend to have long, hot and humid summers (with cool breezes on the coastal areas). The Deep South (Louisiana, Alabama & Mississippi), although being hot, experiences short, sharp showers during the summer months. The winters are mild with moderate, heavy rainfall and snow in the mountains.

May: Memphis in May – Incorporating a host of different festivals throughout May, including the Beale Street Music Festival. Enjoy great music and parties alongside the Mississippi River.


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Atlanta, Savannah & Charleston Balancing traditional southern charm with sleek, contemporary aspects, Atlanta is a welcoming and beguiling city. The largest city in the south, it is a beacon of leadership which will enchant you with its museums, skyscrapers and beautiful neighbourhoods.

Savannah and Charleston are smaller than Atlanta but both have buckets of the same southern charm, wonderful architecture and some stunning historical sites. Whether it’s art, museums or military history, they have something to appease every taste and whim.

cit y guide W HER E TO GO ATLANTA h Atlanta has three large skyscraper districts each with its own character. Downtown is the most commercial area and home to the city hall, the CNN centre, Georgia Aquarium and the New World of Coca-Cola. Midtown is a popular nightlife area and also includes Piedmont Park and the Woodruff Arts Center. Buckhead is also a popular nightlife district but is set north of Midtown and has Peachtree Battle, Lindbergh Center and the Governor’s Mansion. If you’re looking for history, in West Atlanta you’ll find the Historic West End and Vine City. SAVANNAH h In Savannah you want to head to the City Market area where you’ll find entertainment, shopping and some great dining establishments. There is also the Art Center and interactive fountain. For history, River Street is the start of the Historic District and features many shops and restaurants. On the edge of the Historic District you’ll find Forsyth Park, a large public space with a beautiful fountain, perfect for a picnic.

CHARLESTON h Charleston has a beautiful Historic District located on a peninsula formed by the Ashley and Cooper Rivers. Here you’ll find an array of buildings and architecture over hundreds of years old. There are also a number of beaches and islands that are well worth a visit just outside of Charleston’s Downtown area. If you’re looking for low-key then head to Folly Beach, for something a little more upmarket try Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms.

w H AT TO DO ATLANTA h Atlanta is ideal for those with a love of history, with plenty of museums including the Fernbank Museum of Natural History and the Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum to be found. There are also the beautiful Atlanta Botanical Gardens, the Centennial Olympic Park and the Chattahoochee River Fun Center along with the Georgia Aquarium and the Fox Theatre. For young ones, the New World of Coca-Cola, Legoland and Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta are perfect!

SAVANNAH h City Market is a great place to start exploring, with a whole host of shops and local art galleries where you can pick up student pieces at low prices. For those with a penchant for art you can also visit the Savannah College of Art and Design or visit the Telfair Museum of Art and the Jepson Center for Arts. A Savannah Cruise Ride or the free Savannah Belles Ferry crossings are great ways to see the city from the river and the latter takes you over to Hutchinson Island. You could also hop on a trolley tour of the city or take one of the many ghost tours around the area.

CHARLESTON h Charleston offers a wealth of attractions on its historic peninsula including the beautiful Battery and White Point Gardens which has great views of the river and the elegant and historic houses along the promenade. History buffs should aim to visit the Charleston Museum, Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie and the Patriots Point Navel & Maritime Museum. You can also enjoy a spot of shopping at The Market, see the remnants of a slave exchange, and visit the Gibbes Museum of Art and the historic military college at The Citadel.

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With a soaring atrium, glass elevators and fine furnishings, the Atlanta Marriott Marquis is a feast for the eyes. Take a dip in the pool, be pampered in the spa and dine on succulent steak at the Sears Restaurant as you enjoy being located in the centre of town with easy access to the sights of Atlanta and the nearby Peach Tree Center.

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Francis Marion Charleston K uoni Insider This lovingly restored hotel is located in the heart of historic Charleston and is just a stone’s throw from shops, restaurants, the waterfront area and grand plantation homes. Offering a real southern welcome, enjoy classic Southern cuisine at the Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar, renowned for it’s award-winning Shrimp and Grits, and listen to live jazz as the evenings draw in. 233 rooms, 30 minutes from Charleston airport, restaurant, bar, spa, fitness centre. Price from £48 per person per night excl. meals.

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Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans Visit Nashville, the capital of country music, and tour the recording studios of Music Row before heading to the Country Music Hall of Fame to record your own track. Toast your musical debut with a drink in the world famous Grand Ole Opry, listening to country musicians in action. Memphis is the place for music lovers, bursting with the sounds of country, soul, blues and jazz, it was also the home of the King, Elvis Presley himself. Visit the clubs off Beale Street and feel the beat of the city as you experience the musical heart of The South. New Orleans is one of America’s most unique cities, where the spirit of the Old South still lives on. Explore the French Quarter around Jackson Square, follow in Mark Twain’s footsteps and take a cruise up the Mississippi.

cit y guides W HER E TO GO NASHVILLE h Second Avenue is great for those looking to kick back and enjoy some country music and good southern cooking with opportunities to try your hand at a little line dancing. You can also visit the famed Coyote Ugly Saloon, though females beware, you may get invited up to dance on the bar! Broadway is home to some of Nashville’s favoured eating establishments with barbecue joints being exceedingly popular. There are also juke joints, authentic honky tonk music clubs and an array of shops. For a more upscale experience, 5th Avenue can provide some fine dining delights, classical music in the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and you can wander through the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. MEMPHIS h Memphis has three main tourist areas, not including Graceland, Downtown, Midtown and East Memphis. The Downtown area is home to the blues and boasts plenty of bars and clubs for you to hop between. You’ll also find Mississippi River tours available here as well as museums and parks. Midtown is home to the city zoo, some more eclectic museums as well as Overton Square, the destination for shopping, trendy bars and entertainment. For nature lovers, East Memphis is perfect with parks, nature centres and botanic gardens.

NEW ORLEANS h The French Quarter is the oldest and most famous part of New Orleans and many tourists will spend the majority of their stay here. It is filled with restaurants, bars, museums and music clubs. Adjacent to this is Downtown, which has a great array of museums, the Arts District and the Old Warehouse District. Downriver from the French Quarter you’ll find some of the worst hit areas in the Katrina disaster, however you’ll also find authentic music, quirky attractions and historic sites. Uptown is ideal for shopping, dining and entertainments whilst Middle District is home to a plethora of historic attractions and popular dining establishments.

MEMPHIS h If you want to experience the blues in Memphis, you need to head to Beale Street where you can bar hop to your heart’s content, enjoying live music and innovative beer windows where you can buy cups of beer on the go. For history buffs the city has some rather intriguing museums such as The Pink Palace which has animatronic dinosaurs, shrunken heads an IMAX and Planetarium! There is also the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and the National Civil Rights Museum. Overton Park is home to the Memphis Zoo and Overton Golf Course whilst Shelby Farms Park offers guests the chance to enjoy walking, fishing, mountain biking, sailing and much more.

w H AT TO DO NASHVILLE h Nashville is all about experiencing the music, so make sure you spend at least some time exploring the multitude of clubs and bars including The Basement, Mercy Lounge, Cannery Ballroom or the legendary Exit/Inn. A visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame cannot be missed as it boasts a staggering array of costumes, guitars and memorabilia belonging to some of the biggest country music stars ever to exist. You’ll also have to stop off at the Ryman Auditorium which has played host to some of the genre’s biggest stars including Hank Williams Snr., Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello. For those with a love of art, stop off at The Arts Company, the TAG Art Gallery and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

NEW ORLEANS h New Orleans is still bouncing back from the devastating Hurricane Katrina, but many of the tourist areas are back in full swing. Bourbon Street is especially popular with tourists, with its array of bars and music clubs. Magazine Street is great for those looking to purchase some local art, jewellery or clothing. Visit the Audubon Nature institute and wander round its zoo, aquarium, and insectarium or take in a show at the IMAX. There are also some wonderful museums such as the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the New Orleans WWII museums. For a laidback afternoon, visit Jackson Square, watch the street performers from the comfort of one of the cafés and gaze up at the beautiful St Louis Cathedral.

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As you might have guessed from the mood-setting name, this hotel is located on Elvis Presley Boulevard, the perfect location for visiting Graceland Mansion. In the evenings, the hotel offers a shuttle service (small charge) to the downtown area, located 20 minutes away. The fashionably retro interior and heart shaped swimming pool add to the quirkiness and is definitely the place for Elvis fans to stay.

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Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown This popular hotel is located near Beale Street, famous for its blues entertainment and buzzing night market. There’s also a free shuttle service to historic downtown Memphis with its fantastic restaurants and boutiques. Visit Elvis’s Graceland, go paddleboating on the Mississippi River and watch the Memphis Grizzlies play basketball at the FedEx Forum.

128 rooms, 10 minutes from Memphis airport, restaurant/bar, swimming pool, fitness centre.

230 rooms, 20 minutes’ transfer from the airport, restaurant and bar, outdoor swimming pool (seasonal), fitness centre, complimentary shuttle downtown.

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Holiday Inn French Quarter, New Orleans One block from Bourbon Street in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter this is a convenient base for a visit in ‘The Big Easy’. An array of shops, restaurants and nightclubs are just steps from the door. The hotel’s ‘Checkered Parrot’ sports bar and restaurant offers a large menu featuring American favourites such as burgers, wraps and nachos. NB h Minimum stay restrictions apply, please call for details.

Soak up warm southern hospitality as you enjoy a stay in this welcoming hotel, ideally located for exploring the best that charming Nashville has to offer. Whether it’s the Country Music Hall of Fame (pictured), the Hard Rock Café or the Tennessee Titans football coliseum, everyone is within reach of this wonderfully friendly hotel. 102 rooms, 15 minutes from the airport, pool, breakfast room, lounge.

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Trendy and modern, the W French Quarter offers W’s typical chic, sleek décor with comfortable furnishings and modern conveniences. With the delectable Creole restaurant SuBou, a popular bar and a courtyard swimming pool you are also close to a plethora of attractions including Jackson Square as well as live jazz lounges, bistros, galleries and boutique shops.

346 rooms, 15 minutes from New Orleans airport, restaurant, 2 bars, swimming pool, fitness centre.

98 rooms, 25 minutes from the airport, restaurant, bar, pool.

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western states Wander in and out of mind-blowing hotels on the neon-flashing Las Vegas strip, watching the ceiling turn from day to night in The Venetian, the dancing fountains of the Bellagio and a volcanic eruption at The Mirage. Join party goers in trendy bars, watching dazzling shows and feeding coins into the thousands of slot machines. In Scottsdale, drive an adrenalin-pumping allterrain buggy through rocky creek beds and desert trails or float quietly over quail, roadrunners and coyote in a hot-air balloon. People-watch while sipping a skinny latte on Hollywood Boulevard and browse the boutiques on Rodeo Drive, or catch a movie during the LA Film Festival. Visit the original Disneyland for a magical meeting with Mickey and Cinderella or secure tickets to an LA Galaxy ‘soccer’ match.

In San Diego, visit SeaWorld or San Diego Zoo before rollerblading along Mission Bay, and in Yellowstone National Park, watch out for grizzly bears as you hike to Old Faithful Geyser. Tour Alcatraz prison in San Francisco, take a wine-tasting tour around the Napa Valley and let your head spin as you stroll onto the glass Skywalk, jutting out over the Grand Canyon’s rusty-coloured cliffs. Stay in jaw-dropping Las Vegas hotels, charming lodges nestled among national parks and luxurious beachside resorts. Our choice of accommodation ranges beyond the destinations featured in this brochure, allowing us to be completely flexible in tailor making USA itineraries. Call one of our Personal Travel Experts today to create your ideal USA holiday.

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flying time h Phoenix 10¾ hours, Los Angeles 11¼ hours, San Francisco 11 hours, San Diego 11¼ hours, Denver 10 hours, Las Vegas 10¾ hours, Seattle 9¾ hours, San Antonio 12 hours.

Las Vegas has high temperatures in the summer months due to its desert location, but winter nighttime temperatures can drop below freezing. Texas has a climate that varies across the state due to its size. The northern part of the state is semi-arid, with little rain, so gets very hot during the summer months; the southern area near the coast, although still very warm, benefits from winds from the Gulf Coast. Snow can sometimes fall in winter in the Dallas area.

time difference h Phoenix GMT -7 hours, Los Angeles GMT -8 hours, San Francisco GMT -8 hours, San Diego GMT -8 hours, Denver GMT -7 hours, Las Vegas GMT -8 hours, Seattle GMT -8 hours, San Antonio GMT -6 hours. visa info h USA visa or waiver form/ESTA required, please see p221 for further details. climate h The western states experience a very diverse climate. The west coast is very warm in the summer and hotter the further south you go. Temperatures drop in the winter, especially in San Francisco which also experiences higher rainfall. The national parks can be warm in the summer and have high snowfall in the winter, with some major roads being closed.

key events h June: Los Angeles Film Festival – Experience the creative buzz in the house of movie making during its annual film festival. Bask in the glitz of star-studded premiers and spot the movie talent of the future. Feb 28-Mar 18: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo – The world’s largest livestock exhibition and richest rodeo event. A must for fans of cowboy culture.


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Las Vegas Viva Las Vegas – one of America’s most visited destinations and an exciting year-round playground in the Nevada desert. Las Vegas is glitz, glamour and must be seen to be believed. Take in exceptional shows, gasp as you fly through the air on one of the many thrill rides, be swept along the bustling streets beneath glowing neon signs, hear the rattle of credits in the slot machines and dine in some of the most exemplary restaurants in the world – only in Vegas. When staying on the Strip it is worthwhile spending some of your time walking between the attractions as it is an experience in itself! However, there are also taxis outside each hotel and regular bus services to get you around quicker and to the Downtown area. There is also a nostalgic trolley available between the Stratosphere and the southern area of the Strip and a monorail service between the Bellagio and Monte Carlo and the Excalibur to Mandalay Bay.

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Be sure to stay on the famous Strip, a four-mile long stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard where the majority of hotels, casinos and other entertainment venues are located. As the exciting hub of the city, it is busy and buzzing with a never ending stream of tourists filling the streets. At night the entire strip lights up, bathing those below in a neon glow – a perfect opportunity for some spectacular photos.

Las Vegas is a veritable playground for adults with hotels offering a plethora of boutiques, restaurants and entertainment including magnificent casinos, aquariums and rollercoasters. Gambling and shopping can be found all along the Strip and some of the best casinos include those at Caesars Palace, the MGM Grand and The Luxor Hotel & Casino. The main shopping malls are the Las Vegas Outlet Centre, Miracle Mile and the City Centre Complex.

For entertainment the New York, New York rollercoaster at the hotel of the same name is thrilling, however the four rides atop the Stratosphere – Insanity, X-Scream, Big Shot and Sky Jump – are the most adrenalin pumping in the city. There are also a great range of shows that can be found along the Strip including live shows by top performers and stunning displays by the world renowned Cirque du Soleil and the Blue Man Group.

The Downtown area is not as frequented as the main Strip but is nonetheless still filled with a throng of tourists and locals alike. The Fremont Street Experience is the main tourist lure in the area, with its curving LED screen that covers the central walkway and bursts into stunning light shows at hourly intervals between 8pm and midnight. Here you’ll also find an array of casinos, restaurants, shops, bars and clubs.

The Bellagio is an icon of the Strip and its dancing fountains are one of the highlights of any Las Vegas holiday. Bursting into life every half an hour from 3-8pm (12-8pm Saturday and Sunday) and then every 15 minutes until midnight, they are a marvel to behold as light, water and sound combine to create a choreographed masterpiece. You can also enjoy a Venetian gondola ride through The Venetian hotel whilst being serenaded by your gondolier, a visit to the impressive Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay or Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage.

No trip to Las Vegas would be complete without a visit to the Grand Canyon. Whether you choose to brave it on the glass Grand Canyon Skywalk or take a helicopter tour for a bird’s eye view of this wonder, it is truly astonishing.

With many of the big hotels along the Strip offering a plethora of dining experiences, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice when it comes to where to go. Whether you fancy Italian, Japanese, Indian or Mexican, you’ll find it on the streets and in the hotel’s of Sin City. Designer restaurants with world renowned chefs at the helm offer delectable cuisine at a cost, but there are plenty of cheaper offerings to be found.

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Don’t leave Las Vegas without seeing one of the world’s glitziest shows – an incredible performance from Cirque du Soleil. Wonder at the theatrical romance and acrobatic feats of the water-based performance of “O” at the hotel Bellagio. A cast of fantastical characters, including synchronised swimmers and trapeze artists, pay homage to the beauty of theatre – from street art to sumptuous operas.

Defying the laws of gravity and telling the tale of love and conflict, KÀ features jaw-dropping acrobatics, martial arts, Asian inspired choreography and exotic dance forms including the Capoeira dance from Brazil. Follow the cast of 80 performers as they bring to life the story of imperial twins who are forced to separate to take a passage to self-discovery. This lavish show takes place at the iconic Vegas hotel, the MGM Grand.

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Hoover Dam Discovery Tour This is a fun but educational experience during which you’ll witness the awesome Hoover Dam, standing 725ft above the Colorado River and the waters of Lake Mead – created by the construction of the dam. Learn about how this incredible wonder was constructed and the history behind its creation. Take a guided tour at the visitor’s centre, seeing exhibits and the generator room. Later stop at Ethel M Chocolate Factory and the Botanical Cactus Gardens. Pr ices from £40pp 6 hou r s; includes r et u r n t r a nsfer s, Da m v isitor’s cen t r e tou r & a stop at t he chocol at e factory; da ily depa rt u r es excep t Th a nk sgiv ing, Chr istm as & New Y ea r’s Day h h

k uoni insider Car mel Coates, Personal Tr avel Expert, Sheffield Contemporary Las Vegas is astonishing. At night, it is a brilliant cluster of jewels of all shapes, sizes, and colours, glowing in the middle of a vast, black velvet canopy. By day, it is also an amazing sight, almost like a mirage. There is nothing but desert and rugged mountains all around, and then – in the middle of it all – one of the largest and fastest growing cities in the United States ... truly an enigma.


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We’ve searched the globe for Kuoni Authentic Experiences and here is just a small selection of what we offer. Add on experiences when booking your holiday to create perfect travel moments.

Las Vegas Apollo Night Flight Take an unforgettable flight over the dazzling Las Vegas Strip. Sip a glass of Champagne before boarding a plush helicopter to soar over the glittering City of Lights, passing iconic hotels, the Stratosphere Tower, Fremont Street and historic Downtown. Your flight back takes you through the Luxor Sky Beam, ending this thrilling adventure on a high. KUONI EXCLUSIVE h 2 for 1 offer on this amazing trip. Minimum 4 night stay in any Las Vegas hotel. h h h

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Sk y walk Getaway Embark on a scenic helicopter ride over Lake Mead and Hoover Dam en route to the Grand Canyon’s West Rim before stepping foot on the gravity defying Grand Canyon Skywalk, owned and operated by the Hualapai Indian tribe. Suspended 4000 feet over the floor of the canyon, the Skywalk, from which brave souls can peer down through the glass floor to a rock ledge approximately 800 feet below, offers a unique prospect on this natural wonder. Prices from £305pp Depa rt u res on requ est h 6 hou rs; flight du r at ion 1 hou r 10 m in u t es; inclu des t r a nsfers from select ed L as V egas hot els h h

Gr and Canyon Chariots of Fire Helicopter Flight Soar over the Colorado River before dipping 1500 feet below the rim of the Grand Canyon, on this exceptional helicopter journey. Hover over Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, an exceptional feat of engineering, before reaching the West Rim where you will go even deeper into the canyon. Discover millions of years of geological history as you fly past dramatic rock formations. On your return to Las Vegas enjoy panoramic views of the sandstone ‘Bowl of Fire’, the ‘Valley of Fire’ and the vibrant Las Vegas Strip. KUONI PLUS h UK bookings made in advance receive complimentary Las Vegas show tickets at Heli USA Airways check-in. Please call for details. Prices from £220pp Depa rt u res on requ est h 3½ hou rs; flight du r at ion a pprox. 1½ hou rs; inclu des t r a nsfers from select ed L as V egas hot els h h


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Gr and Canyon Explorer Combine a scenic helicopter ride into the heart of the Grand Canyon with an authentic Wild West experience at the Grand Canyon Ranch Resort. After a dramatic flight deep into the canyon you will land at the ranch, sip a champagne toast and take a wagon ride through the Joshua tree forest, whilst listening to historical tales from the region. Enjoy a cowboy demonstration and live music, traditional westernstyle meal and an optional Bison safari on horseback before your return to Las Vegas. Your day ends with a thrilling flight down the city’s famous Strip. KUONI PLUS h UK bookings made in advance receive complimentary Las Vegas show tickets at Heli USA Airways check-in. Please call for details. Prices from £245pp & $60 paya ble on check-in Depa rt u res on requ est h 6 hours; round trip flight dur ation 1½ hours; includes tr ansfers from most m ajor Las Vegas hotels, wagon ride, cowboy demonstr ation, live music & wester n-st yle meal h h

Gr and Canyon VIP Over night Getaway by Helicopter Board a helicopter for a breathtaking flight into the canyon and on to the historic Grand Canyon Ranch Resort. This western-style property lies between the Grand Canyon’s west end and Arizona’s Music Mountains, and offers a genuine taste of life on a ranch. Take optional horseback or wagon rides to see the Bison, and after dinner, sing cowboy songs by a blazing campfire under the stars before retiring for the night in an authentic cabin or tipi, returning to Las Vegas the following day. See p133 for full details of the Grand Canyon Ranch Resort. Prices from £355pp depa rt u res on requ est h 1 night; inclu des t r a nsfers from most m ajor l as vegas hot els; 1½ hou r round t rip flight, wagon ride, cow boy demonst r at ion, live music & w est er n-st y le dinner & brea k fast, over night accom modat ion in a n au t hen t ic ca bin or t ipi h h

West R im Aeroplane Tour Enjoy a thrilling aeroplane tour over the mighty Grand Canyon’s western end, viewing its unique beauty and contours from an incredible perspective. Your aircraft has oversized windows to give you the best view of this spectacular scenery as you soar over one of the world’s most famous natural landmarks, plus Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Colorado River. Prices from £100pp Depa rt u res on requ est h 7 hou rs; flight du r at ion 1 hou r; inclu des t r a nsfers from most m ajor L as V egas hot els h h


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Circus Circus Hotel & Casino This iconic hotel on the Vegas Strip is superb value for money. Home to The Adventuredome, American’s largest indoor theme park, and with world-class circus acts, a choice of casinos and nightly entertainment, Circus Circus has fun for all ages. Location h In a prime spot at the north end of the Strip, where Las Vegas Boulevard meets Sahara Avenue, ten minutes from Las Vegas airport. Features h Enjoy

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the Midway’s carnival games and circus acts, get a thrill at The Adventuredome, America’s largest indoor theme park, enjoy the dizzying spins of Disk’O, watch in awe as adventures come to life in the 4D Special FX Theater or discover the art of animation and explore your creativity at the interactive Chuck Jones Experience. Excitement and laughter come as standard with three swimming pools, whirlpools and a choice of restaurants including award-winning The Steakhouse, bars, cafés and a casino. Accommodation h 3773 rooms, each brightly furnished with airconditioning, telephone, television, bath and shower. Skyrise Tower Rooms are located near the pools. NB h Maximum stay: 14 nights. Minimum stay: 2 nights 30-31Dec. A charge of $1 per room per day is payable locally, which allows unlimited local telephone calls.

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Excalibur Hotel & Casino A larger-than-life fairytale castle turns this magical hotel into a medieval fantasy. With turreted towers roofed in red, blue and gold, its colourful contours are straight out of favourite story books. Location h With access to the Luxor Hotel & Casino and Mandalay Bay via tram,

Excalibur also features an indoor walkway to the Luxor. Located at the heart of the Strip, and five minutes from Las Vegas airport. Features h The pool area has doubled in size, now offering fire pits, cabanas and poolside dining at DRENCHED. There is an all-ages pool and a relaxation pool. Retail, dining and entertainment brands include Dick’s Last Resort, the Zagat-rated The Steakhouse at Camelot, the high-energy Octane Lounge, and Las Vegas’ most popular dinner show, Tournament of Kings. Fun and frivolity for all the family continue in the Fun Dungeon Midway & Arcade which offers an incredible choice of over 150 games. The Royal Treatment spa & fitness centre are also on offer. Accommodation h 3990 Tower Rooms each have air-conditioning, a kingsize or two double beds, flat-screen television, telephone and shower. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights Dec30-31. Maximum stay: 10 nights. Rates include a resort fee, which includes access to the fitness centre, free in-room internet access, daily newspaper, and free domestic and long distance telephone calls.

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IMPORTANT HOLIDAY INFORMATION: The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. Prices vary depending on the date you wish to travel and the elements included in your package. Please read p217-221 before you book your holiday. For further information and to tailor make your holiday, please call us or go to www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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Luxor Hotel & Casino A pyramid pierces the sky at 350 feet. At its apex is a light so bright it is said to send a beam ten miles into space, and a sphinx at the entrance stands ten storeys high. With fabulous entertainment and dining and non-stop casino action, Luxor offers everything expected from a Las Vegas hotel. Location h A landmark hotel located at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, five minutes from the airport. Features h Housing a 30-storey atrium-the largest in the world, this huge hotel turns hospitality into an ancient art. Among a choice of seven restaurants are the Pyramid Café which offers tempting options for breakfast and lunch, and TENDER Steakhouse which serves steak and seafood. Leisure facilities include four swimming pools, a fitness centre, spa, bars and lounges, nightclubs and the amazing Cirque du Soleil show ‘Criss Angel Believe’. Accommodation h 4408 rooms and suites, located in the pyramid and adjacent towers. Each has airconditioning, telephone, flat-screen television and shower. Pyramid Deluxe Rooms are as above. Spacious Pyramid Suites are located in the corners of the Pyramid building and have a separate living area. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights 30 Dec. No arrivals 31 Dec. Maximum stay: 10 nights.

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New York New York Hotel & Casino Bringing the Big Apple to Las Vegas, New York New York is more a city than a hotel. In a riot of colour and a series of towers, replica landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge are recreated for some serious playtime. Location h On Las Vegas Boulevard, five minutes from Las Vegas airport. Features h A variety of restaurants and bars continue the Big Apple theme of eclectic tastes and contrasting designs and offer a huge choice of mood and menu including Chinese, Italian and steakhouse specialities and the craic of an Irish bar. The renovated casino floor features a chic high limit lounge and as well as the Coyote Ugly bar there is a new nightclub, ROK Vegas™. Other facilities include a fitness centre and cosseting spa, a swimming pool, the superb Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity show and The Roller Coaster that rides around the entire hotel. Accommodation h There are 2024 rooms in total. Park Avenue Rooms feature air-conditioning, telephone, flat-screen television and bath with shower. NB h Maximum stay: 10 nights.

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MGM Grand Hotel & Casino A world famous hotel, the MGM Grand earned its ‘City of Entertainment’ reputation by hosting a huge variety of top acts. This vibrant hotel features an electrifying casino, award-winning restaurants, entertainment and nightlife options. Location h At the heart of the Strip, on the corner of Tropicana and Las Vegas

Boulevard, with easy access to all of the city’s attractions and ten minutes from the airport. Features h A complete holiday and entertainment experience in itself, the MGM Grand’s Hollywood Theatre tops the bill with fabulous nightly performances, complemented by a variety of top musical shows, including KA by Cirque du Soleil. Other facilities include a fitness centre, a full service spa and extensive grounds with a luxurious swimming pool complex complete with waterfalls and a lazy river and an adults only pool experience for nightlife style fun, at Wet Republic. A broad spectrum of wining and dining options are available including Wolfgang Puck and for convenience the hotel has a station on the Las Vegas Monorail. Accommodation h 5034 well-appointed rooms and suites, each with air-conditioning, minibar and Wi-Fi. Petite King Rooms as above. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights 30 Dec. No arrivals 31 Dec.

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Planet Hollywood Resort Live like a star at this show-stopping resort on Las Vegas’ glittering strip. Outrageously glamorous, this larger-than-life venue boasts chic gaming, highoctane shows, endless shopping and a buzzing pool area. Location At the heart of Las Vegas’ Strip, overlooking the Bellagio fountains, ten minutes from the airport. Features h Unwind, cocktail-in-hand, on a private cabana h

in the tropical pool area, or indulge at the spa and salon. Try your luck in three acres of gaming space, shop till you drop at Miracle Mile’s 170-plus retail shops and catch a glitzy celebrity show at the theatre. After a mouthwatering dinner at one of the restaurants – which include a Mexican grill and steakhouse – let your hair down at the resident nightclub. Other facilities include a fitness centre and golf is available nearby, and the resort often hosts star-studded red carpet events. Accommodation h 2567 rooms. Hollywood Hip Rooms feature real movie memorabilia and have airconditioning, flat-screen television and spacious bathroom.

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single supplement from: £74 per night Based on 2 people sharing a Hollywood Hip Room excl. meals.

IMPORTANT HOLIDAY INFORMATION: The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. Prices vary depending on the date you wish to travel and the elements included in your package. Please read p217-221 before you book your holiday. For further information and to tailor make your holiday, please call us or go to www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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The Venetian Resort - Hotel - Casino A truly spectacular, magical and inspirational resort capturing the soughtafter essence and romance of Venice, with waterways, gondolas and replicas of the city’s landmarks including Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Square, this hotel is simply breathtaking. Location h In the heart of Las Vegas on the Strip, ten minutes from Las Vegas airport. Features h Entertainment includes Phantom, ‘The Las Vegas Spectacular’, Blue Man Group, and Wayne Brady and Madame Tussauds vies for attention with the Grand Canal Shoppes-boutiques and restaurants lining a quarter mile of cobbled streets beside the replica waterway. A five acre pool deck encompasses three pools, with the adjacent Canyon Ranch Spa Club® featuring a fitness centre. There are five bars and a wealth of restaurants serving all manor of cuisine and a nightclub for further entertainment. Accommodation h 4027 plush suites all have airconditioning, three flat-screen televisions, telephone, minibar, sunken living room, dining table and marble bathroom with bath and shower. Venetian Luxury King Suites are as above and are located in the Venetian Tower.

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The Mirage Hotel & Casino Cascading waterfalls, sparkling lagoons and a South Seas oasis theme create the serenity of the tropics amid the energy of Las Vegas. The Mirage is one of the city’s most popular and well known hotels.

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Location h Set in the heart of the Strip and connected by tram to Treasure Island, ten minutes from Las Vegas airport. Features h Wildlife watching in the resort

includes Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden-a jungle sanctuary for white tigers and lions, and the Dolphin Habitat, providing a safe environment for Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins. Other attractions include The Volcano, which ‘erupts’ at regular intervals, 10AK-an exciting nightlife experience, and ‘LOVE’ by Cirque du Soleil which celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles. Amongst the medley of eating venues is ‘Japonais’, an Asian Fusion restaurant and ‘Fin’ an exceptional Chinese restaurant. Leisure facilities include two swimming pools, a spa and fitness centre. Accommodation h The 3044 colourful and chic Deluxe Rooms offer air-conditioning, telephone, flat-screen television, bath and shower. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights 30 Dec. No arrivals 31 Dec. Maximum stay: 10 nights.

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Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino This epic, deluxe resort is known around the country for the finest restaurants, hottest nightlife and most luxurious experience you will find in Las Vegas. If you are looking for the extraordinary, you will find it here. Location h At the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, five minutes from the airport. Features h Bask in the sun on the iconic Mandalay Beach area, voted Best Pool in

Las Vegas, with over five swimming pools and a lazy river ride plus a sumptuous spa, luxuriant gardens, the 1½ million gallon ‘Shark Reef’ aquarium – complete with sharks and marine species, and entertainment in the hotel’s own casino. A clutch of bars and 20 restaurants span the spectrum from casual lunches to stylish fine dining, with cuisine including French, Asian and seafood specialities. The hotel also offers an ice bar – Minus 5, the only one in Las Vegas. Accommodation h 3215 rooms offer a warm contemporary décor and come with air-conditioning, most with floor to ceiling windows, flat-screen television, telephone, minibar, bath and separate shower. NB h Maximum stay: 10 nights.

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THEhotel at Mandalay Bay A stylish hotel attached to the Mandalay Bay, this chic and intimate tower perfectly complements its bigger sister-hotel. An all-suite hotel with separate living and sleeping areas, the emphasis is on style, elegance and high standards of service.

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Location h On the southern end of the Strip, five minutes from Las Vegas airport. Features h The hotel features understated luxury and cosmopolitan style – at its

1 Pool at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino 2 Suite at THEhotel at Mandalay Bay 3 Pool at ARIA Resort & Casino 4 Pool at Caesars Palace

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£49 per person per night

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best in the restaurants and bars – most notably in celebrity chef Alain Ducasse’s ‘Mix’ Restaurant and Lounge, with breathtaking Las Vegas Strip views from the 62nd floor. Other facilities include a luxurious spa, a fitness centre, and guests have full access to facilities of the Mandalay Bay including the casino, several swimming pools, acres of ‘beach’ area and The Shark Reef – a walk-through aquarium exhibit. Accommodation h The 1117 suites are some of the largest in Las Vegas and are decorated in rich earth tones and dark woods. Each has air-conditioning, bedroom and separate living area – each with flat-screen television, a marble bathroom with bath, shower and an additional flat-screen television in the bathroom. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights 30-31 Dec. No arrivals 31 Dec. Maximum stay: 10 nights.

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ARIA Resort & Casino With its dramatic yet graceful combination of striking architecture, impeccable hospitality and sustainable design, the ARIA’s cool accommodation, state-of-the-art spa and fitness facilities and dynamic dining venues are redefining Las Vegas.

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Location h Integral to the exciting CityCenter development right at the heart of

Las Vegas, connected by a moving walkway to the Monte Carlo and the Bellagio. Ten minutes transfer from Las Vegas airport. Features h A total of 16 restaurants including Jean-Georges Steakhouse, AMERICAN FISH by Michael Mina and Julian Serrano Spanish Fine Dining plus the resort is home to a magnificent 1800 seat theatre with Cirque du Soleil showcasing Zarkana™, a mesmerising and surreal acrobatic extravaganza, and also 10 bars and a nightclub. Three distinctive pools provide a stunning oasis of relaxation and include the seductive adults only Liquid Pool Lounge. There is also a state-of-the-art spa and fitness centre. Accommodation h 4004 ultra-modern, luxurious rooms and suites, each endowed with advanced guestroom technology allowing fingertip control of pretty much everything, enormous flat-screen televisions, minibars, deluxe bathrooms with shower and bath and floor-to-ceiling windows. Deluxe Rooms as above. Deluxe Cityview Rooms have views across CityCenter. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights 30 Dec. No arrivals 31 Dec. Maximum stay: 10 nights.

Caesars Palace A deluxe resort version of the Roman Empire, Caesars Palace has an unrivalled reputation and a wealth of facilities. The levels of luxury, shopping and entertainment are legendary. Location h In a central position on the Strip, ten minutes from Las Vegas airport. Features h Even Rome in its heyday could not have matched the facilities here

. . . eight large outdoor pools including the ‘Garden of the Gods’ pool oasis, a luxurious QUA SPA with 50 treatment rooms and Roman baths, a fitness centre, 180 designer boutiques in the adjoining Forum shopping complex, and world class entertainment in the Colosseum – where Celine Dion and Elton John regularly top the bill. Fine dining and casual cuisine feature in 27 restaurants, including the acclaimed Restaurant Guy Savoy and the popular Cheesecake Factory, and for night owls ‘PURE’ nightclub offers an outdoor bar with wonderful views of the Strip. Accommodation h 3960 rooms in six towers – newly renovated and modern Forum Rooms in the Forum Tower have air-conditioning, television, telephone, shower and a kingsize or two double beds. Larger Deluxe Rooms are located in the opulent Palace or Augustus Towers and come with an oversized bath, an additional flat-screen television in the bathroom and a CD player.

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£81 per person per night

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Wynn Las Vegas

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This sleek and luxurious deluxe resort combines a central spot in the city with, incredibly, an 18-hole pro golf course designed by Tom Fazio and Steve Wynn.

HELICOPTER OFFER h Book a Heli USA Night Flight over the Strip and receive a second flight for free. Minimum stay 4 nights.

Location h At the northern end of the Las Vegas Strip, opposite the Fashion Show Mall, ten minutes from Las Vegas airport. Features h With world class

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dining selections from casual dining to award-winning fine dining, Wynn Las Vegas entertains all palates and pockets. There’s also a choice of five beautiful pools and Jacuzzis, artfully positioned amid manicured gardens (with poolside blackjack available in season). The Tom Fazio and Steve Wynn designed 18-hole championship golf course is a remarkable sight just off the Strip and is exclusive to Wynn’s guests. Other facilities include a fitness centre and spa, designer shops and fabulous entertainment including the aquatic spectacular, Le Rêve-The Dream. Accommodation h 2716 rooms are superbly designed and offer some of the best facilities in Las Vegas. Each offers air-conditioning, floor to ceiling windows, flatscreen television, telephone, minibar and bathroom with separate bath and shower. Deluxe Resort Rooms as above. Panoramicview Rooms offer views of the Las Vegas skyline. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights. Maximum stay: 14 nights.

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Vdara Hotel & Spa Vdara is an internationally inspired all-suite hotel and spa designed for those who love the excitement of Las Vegas but prefer to enjoy it in an exclusive, non-gaming environment. Vdara offers access to CityCenter whilst also providing a retreat from it all.

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Location h Central to the gleaming CityCenter, convenient for all the excitement

of The Strip. Located between the Bellagio and Monte Carlo, ten minutes from Las Vegas airport. Features h Vdara’s lavish facilities are designed to foster warmth, intimacy and sublime hospitality. For a quick bite, Market Café Vdara is a casual and cozy eatery for coffee, pastries, paninis and other freshly prepared items, sweet treats and gourmet groceries. Find cutting-edge design and phenomenal views at Sky Pool & Lounge, with spa cabanas and semi-secluded plunge pools and indulge at the luxury spa. Retail and gaming options abound outside at the exciting CityCenter or nearby ARIA and Bellagio hotels. Accommodation h Boutique by Las Vegas standards with 1495 chic suites, each luxuriously bedecked with the latest in sophisticated interior design and high-tech amenities including huge flat-screen televisions, media hub for cameras, DVD players and Mp3 players, separate living room, kitchenette with hob and microwave and luxury bathrooms with bath and shower. Deluxe Suites as above. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights 30 Dec. No arrivals 31 Dec. Maximum stay: 10 nights.

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Bellagio, Las Vegas At the magnificent Bellagio beautiful proportions and elegance flow flawlessly throughout, from the mesmerising moving fountains that dance to timeless melodies to the lobby adorned with hand-blown glass blossoms and the seasonal displays in the Conservatory & Botanical Garden. This is surely modern day Las Vegas’ most luxurious and iconic hotel.

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Location h At the heart of the Strip, 10 minutes from Las Vegas airport. Features h Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, Bellagio overlooks a Mediterranean-blue lake in which fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet to timeless melodies. Unparalleled luxury can be found at award-winning restaurants including Picasso and Le Cirque with a host of other outlets ranging from noodle bars to steak houses, gelatos and snack bars. Completing the extraordinary experience that is a stay at the Bellagio is a world-class art gallery, the exquisite Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Cirque du Soleil’s® stunning performance of ‘O,’ a tranquil oasis that is the Spa & Salon, a host of luxury boutiques in the Via Bellagio shopping precinct and the ubiquitous and elegantly decorated casino made famous in the film ‘Ocean’s 11’. Accommodation h 3933 rooms, each beautifully designed and featuring airconditioning, television, minibar, telephone, bath and shower. Deluxe Rooms have features as listed, as do the Lakeview Rooms which also overlook the mesmerising Lake Bellagio, resplendent with its dancing fountains. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights 30 Dec. No arrivals 31 Dec. Maximum stay: 14 nights.

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Mandarin Oriental This non-gaming retreat’s understated luxury is a relaxing sanctuary in the middle of Las Vegas’ thriving strip. When they’re not soaking up the lively atmosphere of ‘bright light city’, guests can withdraw to the calming spa and enjoy intimate meals.

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£69 per person per night

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Location h At the entrance to CityCenter resort destination on the Las Vegas Strip, ten minutes from the airport. Features h There’s a soothing spa and a pampering

beauty salon, plus a Jacuzzi and fitness centre. Guests can unwind in the outdoor swimming pool with café or indulge in some retail therapy at the connecting shopping and entertainment complex. Golf and casinos are available nearby, and the Spring Mountains are perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking, rock climbing and horse riding. Dine over spectacular views at Twist on the 23rd floor, try pan-Asian cuisine at MOzen Bistro and relax at Mandarin Bar or the Tea Lounge. Accommodation h 392 rooms, each with glass-enclosed bathroom. Standard Rooms have air-conditioning, two televisions (one in the bathroom), DVD player, stereo, iPod dock, bath and separate shower. Cityscape Rooms are on higher floors and available on request.

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Los Angeles Sprawling Los Angeles is a playground for the rich and famous, with its fantastic shopping, world class attractions and over 80 miles of breathtaking beaches. There’s something special about this buzzing city; optimism fills the air, with dreamers inspired by the bright lights of Hollywood – the self-declared entertainment capital of the world – and fabulous surroundings. Palm-lined avenues exude glitz and glamour, thriving theme parks showcase the latest in adventure and technology, and sun-drenched Pacific Coast beaches each have their own vibe. Sunny Los Angeles really does have it all.

cit y guide get t ing a round The city’s metro rail system (not to be confused with the metrolink – a suburb-to-suburb system used by commuters) has stops in many main locations, including Downtown, Hollywood, Chinatown and Long Beach. Travelling by bus is another convenient way of getting around. For exploring more of the region, hiring a car is perhaps the best option – though the city’s freeways and highways are prone to traffic congestion and it’s advisable to use a GPS navigation system.

W HERE TO GO Spot a celebrity in sophisticated Beverly Hills, scattered with the opulent mansions of world famous stars and home to exclusive Rodeo Drive’s high fashion boutiques. Waterside Marina Del Rey is another chic neighbourhood, where the affluent dock their luxurious yachts and cruisers. Heralded by that iconic hillside sign, movie-making centre Hollywood’s attractions include the world famous Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Warner Bros Studios and the Kodak Theatre – home of the Oscars. For buzzing nightlife head to the Sunset Strip’s restaurants, clubs and bars.

It’s a must to spend some time on the splendid beaches, stretching from Malibu in the west, down the coast through Santa Monica, Venice Beach and Long Beach, to Newport Beach in the east.

w H AT TO DO Los Angeles is home to the world’s second most visited theme park – the legendary original Disneyland, where Walt’s magic began. There’s also a Universal Studios, and both offer a thrilling adventure for couples and families alike. Spend a day at Los Angeles’ Farmers’ Market, originally a venue for local farmers to tout their produce and today a lively culinary hub of shops, stalls and restaurants. Next door is open-air mall The Grove, with over 50 stores to browse. Head to Brentwood and spend time discovering centuries’ worth of art and design at the stunning Getty Center. Take a walking tour of Hollywood Boulevard, home to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the Walk of Fame, where you can spot the hand prints of your favourite movie stars. Visit the new L.A. LIVE sport and entertainment complex, spanning six blocks in Downtown LA, hosting multiple cinema screens, restaurants and music venues, and the nearby Staples Center sports arena.

Los Angeles contrasts its busy downtown with immaculate golf courses and scenic hiking trails. For something less strenuous, relax on one of the city’s glorious beaches. Popular Santa Monica has a pier, funfair, shops and two miles of golden sands – perfect territory for hopping on a bike and cycling along the coast. Newport Beach is known for its watersports, whilst Malibu’s Surfrider Beach is one of the most loved sports for catching a wave, with a cool surf vibe. And for people watching, check out the eclectic boardwalk scenes at Venice Beach, lined with fortune tellers, artists and street performers.

EATING OUT LA is a food-lover’s utopia, bursting with restaurants, cafes, bistros, bakeries, ethnic markets, coffee houses, gastro-pubs and street food carts. Whatever cuisine you fancy, you’ll find it here. Chinatown is filled with restaurants and an open market for sumptuous street food. Celebrity spotters should head to West Hollywood’s swanky restaurants, where you’re likely to glimpse a few famous faces. Those looking for a classic eatery among the endless choice will strike gold at Pink’s Hot Dogs, Foster’s Freeze and Canter’s Deli, all established back in the 30s and 40s.

CARMEL MISSION INN (APPROX. 300 MILES) San Fernando

Hollywood HILTON GARDEN INN HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT LOEWS HOLLYWOOD W HOLLYWOOD BEVERLY WILSHIRE Beverly Hills BEVERLY HILTON Santa Monica SHUTTERS ON THE BEACH

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DISCOVER, explor e & exper ience los angeles VIP Gr and Helicopter Tour

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Experience an extensive 55-minute long flight which encompasses many of Los Angeles’ city sights and world famous beaches. From Long Beach, where you can view the majestic Queen Mary moored in the marina, follow the coast up to Santa Monica before heading inland and over the rambling mansions of the rich and famous set in Beverly Hills, Bel Aire and the Hollywood Hills. Catch a glimpse of the Hollywood sign, the Getty Centre and Universal studios before being transported over the Dodger’s stadium towards the skyscrapers of Downtown Los Angeles.

Step behind-the-scenes of your favourite television show and movies on this intimate tour of one of the world’s busiest studios. You will be transported by electric car between sets, discovering their history as you go. Learn how sound effects are created, enjoy a special effects demonstration and relax on the couch at Central Perk, the iconic Friends set. The tour also includes a visit to the Transportation Museum, which houses a collection of vehicles from films and television shows, and the Memorabilia Museum where the history of movie making is laid out using a variety of interesting mementos.

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Deluxe Gr and Cit y Tour of Los Angeles

Celebr it y Homes Helicopter Tour Head for the skies for a flight over the homes of the rich and famous and a number of Los Angeles’ most famous landmarks. From Beverly Hills to the Santa Monica Hills witness sprawling estates, ranches and outsized mansions in some of the United States’ most affluent neighbourhoods. Soar over the Getty Centre, Universal studios, the Hollywood Bowl, the iconic Hollywood sign and the Dodgers Stadium on this thrilling flight. h Pr ices from £110pp ($10 f u el su rch a rge paya ble loca lly) h Depa rt u r es on r equ est; flight t i m e a pprox. 35 m in u t es

This half-day experience is an allencompassing tour of Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world. Travel through the streets of the city and its surrounding neighbourhoods passing sights such as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Walk of Fame, the Hollywood sign, Rodeo Drive, Paramount Studios and Melrose Avenue. Visit the Hollywood Bowl, The Grove at Farmers Market and the fascinating La Brea Tar Pits where you will see fossilised animals which lived tens of thousands of years ago. Pr ices from £50pp 5½ hou r s; inclu des r et u r n t r a nsfer s from select Los A ngeles hot els on r equ est; depa rts da ily at 9a m h h


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Surrounded by all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s major sights, you’d be hard pushed to find a more convenient LA base. This seven-storey hotel has a swimming pool and attractive terrace-a small fitness centre, the Garden Grill & Cafe which offers good comfort food and an outdoor patio for star gazing, and the Hideout bar.

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Over 80 years of Hollywood history sets this hotel apart from its competitors. The 1929 venue of the very first Academy Awards, many a star has chosen the glamour of this gracious hotel since then. Facilities include the Dakota Steakhouse, a 24-hour 1950s diner, Library Lounge, Teddy’s nightclub and an outdoor pool complete with cabanas and poolside bar.

160 rooms, 30 minutes from Los Angeles airport, swimming pool, fitness centre, restaurant, bar.

300 rooms, 30 minutes from Los Angeles airport, 2 restaurants, bar, library lounge, nightclub and pool.

Price from £82 per person per night excl. meals.

Prices from £84 per person per night excl. meals.

Loews Hollywood Hotel Bright and bold, colourful and contemporary, this central hotel couples its upbeat tempo with very traditional high standards of service, quality and comfort. And it’s all in the heart of Hollywood. The sleek and modern Twist restaurant offers dishes made with the most interesting of ingredients and there is a trendy lobby bar and a rooftop terrace with spectacular city views.

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The Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles Opened by Conrad Hilton in 1955 and host to the glittering Golden Globe Awards, The Beverly Hilton combines the excitement of Hollywood with the elegance of the Beverly Hills area. Dining poolside at CIRCA55 Restaurant and Trader Vic’s Lounge is popular with guests and locals alike, and the hotel also offers an outdoor pool. h Stay 6 nights pay for 5 on selected dates and room types.

632 rooms, 30 minutes from Los Angeles airport, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, fitness centre, spa.

569 rooms, 30 minutes from Los Angeles airport, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, fitness centre, spa.

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Imbued with an air of glamour and opulence, the W Hollywood sits in a prime location, offering stunning views of the city of Los Angeles. Cool and crisp tiled flooring combine with flashes of scarlet and fuchsia to create W’s bold and unique style. The rooftop WET ® pool enjoys mesmerising panoramic views, and a selection of private cabanas or lounge chairs with vibrant pool parties at weekends.

For many a discerning guest, the Beverly Wilshire is the only place to stay in Los Angeles. With its impeccable service, polished opulence and enviable traditions it certainly lives up to expectations. On Wilshire Boulevard opposite Rodeo Drive, its fine facilities include award-winning restaurants, lively entertainment, a magnificent spa, a fitness centre and a pool reminiscent of an Italian villa.

305 rooms, 45 minutes from Los Angeles airport, 2 restaurants, café, bar, rooftop pool, fitness centre, spa.

395 rooms, 30 minutes from Los Angeles airport, 3 restaurants, 2 bars, spa, swimming pool, fitness centre.

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Price from £184 per person per night excl. meals.

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Marina del Rey Hotel

Very well placed for local exploration, this country style inn is just a short drive from Carmel’s restaurants, bars and arty shops. The majestic Big Sur coastline, Point Lobos, two shopping centres and the rolling countryside of Carmel Valley are also close by. A comfortable inn, the Carmel Mission is surrounded by lush gardens and boasts a restaurant, bar, a swimming pool and fitness centre.

Set in a waterfront location and within walking distance of Venice Beach, the Marina del Rey offers relaxed resort style living within easy reach of Hollywood glitz and LA entertainment. Filling your time here is easy, you could spend a couple of days just looking at the yachts, but you can also relax around the inviting pool and savour casual waterfront dining in the restaurant. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

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156 rooms, 30 minutes from Los Angeles airport, restaurant, bar, swimming pool.

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Loews Santa Monica Beach

This stylish hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean is a blissful blend of urban chic and relaxed west coast tempo, just minutes away from the broad and breathtaking beaches of Santa Monica. Leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool with poolside cabanas, and a fitness centre. There’s a restaurant within the hotel, and a vibrant lobby lounge and bar overlooks the pool.

A laidback, contemporary hotel on Santa Monica’s golden sands. The hotel boasts a swimming pool, an eco-friendly spa offering a range of blissful treatments and a state-of-theart fitness centre. Poolside café Blue Streak serves snacks and meals, and main restaurant Ocean & Vine serves local seafood and has a sushi bar.

308 rooms, 20 minutes from Los Angeles airport, restaurant, lounge and bar, swimming pool, fitness centre.

342 rooms, 20 minutes from Los Angeles airport, restaurant, café, swimming pool, spa, fitness centre.

Price from £111 per person per night excl. meals.

Price from £113 per person per night excl. meals.

Shutters on the Beach Perched directly on Santa Monica’s sands, this beach-chic hotel is a luxurious home from home. The spa offers soothing treatments, and the outdoor swimming pool overlooks the endless sea. Hotel restaurant One Pico boasts a seasonal market menu, beach café and bar Coast serves California-inspired cuisine, and the Living Room serves a decadent afternoon tea. 198 rooms, 20 minutes from Los Angeles airport, restaurant, café and bar, lounge, swimming pool, fitness centre, spa. Price from £206 per person per night excl. meals.

K uoni Insider RICK Y K INGW ELL, STORE M ANAGER, M ILTON K EYNES Venice Beach is where it happens. The boardwalk is over a mile long and lined with trendy cafés and bars, various stalls and stores and a host of street entertainers from break dancers and skateboarders to magicians and singers. Keep an eye out for Hollywood’s rich and famous and after the hustle and bustle of the boardwalk, take time out on the amazing sandy beach to watch the sun set over the Pacific.


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San Diego San Diego boasts a laidback atmosphere and the best climate in the USA. Like Los Angeles, its diverse range of attractions includes thrilling parks and beautiful beaches, but this chilled-out city is also renowned for its stunning gardens, historic neighbourhoods and rich naval heritage.

Full of pleasantries, San Diego allows for relaxed exploration. With lovely neighbourhoods and outdoor spaces, it’s family-friendly but great for an adults-only break, too.

cit y guide get t ing a round Hiring a car is the best option if you want to fully explore. There is a bus service, and the San Diego Trolley light rail system connects the southern and eastern parts of the city to downtown areas. Cycling is a popular option for getting around the beachside suburbs.

W HERE TO GO San Diego’s dynamic downtown has a stunning cityscape. Must-see areas include the historic Gaslamp Quarter with its restaurants, nightclubs and bars; vibrant Little Italy’s shops and cafés; and the stunning waterfront, framed by a harbour steeped in maritime history. Balboa Park, just north of downtown, is where you’ll find an array of museums, pretty flower gardens, open spaces, Spanish Renaissance-style buildings and San Diego Zoo.

For beach life, head to Mission Beach, Pacific Beach and the gentle waves of Coronado Beach.

beach ‘city’ 15 minutes from downtown San Diego with lovely beaches and a number of boutiques and galleries.

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At San Diego Bay, take a breathtaking harbour cruise and watch sailboats float along against the stunning backdrop of Colorado Bay Bridge. Stroll or cycle along the Embarcadero, mesmerised by the views, and visit the USS Midway Museum.

In Balboa Park, see an impressive display of space age technology at the Air & Space Museum or watch a play or musical at The Old Globe theatre. San Diego Zoo is one of the city’s main attractions, with 100 acres of displays and habitat, and one of the few zoos where the endangered giant panda can be seen. See a plethora of species at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and whales and dolphins at world famous SeaWorld® San Diego. As well as marine life viewing, SeaWorld® has thrilling theme park rides, interactive 4-D film showings, encounter programmes and live action shows.

town with restaurants, bars, cafés and taco stands and a popular place to surf, chill out or party. Other popular activities in the area include kayaking and paddle boarding.

Just south of San Diego lies manmade Mission Bay, a saltwater lagoon where locals love to rollerskate along the waterside. Mission Beach is a narrow strip of beach, between Mission Bay and the ocean, home to a giant rollercoaster. Cycle along the boardwalk to Pacific Beach – a lively Southern Californian beach

EATING OUT San Diego’s cultural mix means it offers a range of cuisines – you’ll find seafood, south-east Asian and authentic Mexican restaurants, plus Italian eateries in Little Italy. Head downtown for a seemingly endless choice of both fine dining and budget food outlets. Be sure to sample San Diego’s unofficial delicacy – the fish taco: deep fried fish wrapped in a corn tortilla with cabbage, salsa and sauce, particularly popular with surfers and served at a multitude of eateries.

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Discover the charming Old Town with its rich Hispanic heritage, showcasing historic buildings, art galleries and boutiques. Art lovers should head to La Jolla, an upscale

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Friendly, family run and in a fabulous spot for easy access to San Diego’s attractions including San Diego Zoo and the Old Town, this is a relaxing place to come home to after a day of shopping, exploring or sightseeing. Postcards American Bistro Restaurant and Lounge offers casual cuisine, and there’s also a hot tub, outdoor pool and sun terrace. Guests can enjoy drinks at the poolside Reef Lounge as well as complimentary internet access in the lobby.

This luxurious Kimpton hotel sits in the heart of downtown San Diego in the vibrant Gaslamp district. Its contemporary style and range of amenities make it a popular choice among Kuoni guests. Unwind in the beautiful rooftop swimming pool or private cabana while taking in sweeping views of the city’s skyline. For the ultimate in relaxation, the hotel offers in-room spa treatments and there’s a 24hour fitness centre. 235 rooms, 15 minutes from San Diego airport, adjacent restaurant, bar, swimming pool, fitness centre.

217 rooms, 15 minutes from San Diego airport, restaurant, lounge, swimming pool, fitness centre.

Price from £70 per person per night excl. meals.

Price from £44 per person per night excl. meals.

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Hotel Del Coronado

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Loews Coronado Bay

This stunning hotel sits across the bay from downtown San Diego, with red turrets, 28 acres of verdant gardens and a charming atmosphere, perfect for an indulgent beachside retreat. Relax at the azure pool or on the beach, or be pampered at the state-ofthe-art facilities in the spa including hydrotherapy tubs and infinity pool. Enjoy fine-dining at 1500 Ocean, casual Californian cuisine at Sheerwater, or light meals at the Babcock & Story Bar.

Offering striking vistas of the city’s skyline, this well-equipped elegant resort sits on its own 15 acre private peninsula in the prestigious district of Coronado, adjoining a marina with underground access to Silver Strand Beach. There are three outdoor pools with whirlpools, and a spa. The hotel’s herb garden provides fresh ingredients for the restaurants, which include Mistral, specialising in Mediterranean influenced cuisine.

679 rooms, 15 minutes from San Diego airport, 2 restaurants, bar, swimming pool, spa.

439 rooms, 25 minutes from San Diego airport, 2 restaurants, bar, 3 swimming pools, spa, tennis courts.

Price from £111 per person per night excl. meals.

Price from £62 per person per night excl. meals.

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