This comprehensive, coast-to-coast adventure is packed full of culture, history and beauty. It is an opportunity to see, feel, hear and taste the United States in all its glory and diversity, starting with New York on the Atlantic coast, and the Statue of Liberty – an icon that has greeted so many visitors to the Unites States for more than a century – and finishing on the Pacific coast in San Francisco, with a spectacular flight over its magnificent Golden Gate Bridge.
While visiting America’s most famous cities, guests will stay in some of the country’s most iconic and historical hotels: the Art Deco Waldorf Astoria and the glamorous Beverly Hilton, and take in some of the most famous sights in the western world: the grandeur of the Empire State Building, the history of the White House, the limitless entertainment, glitz and glamour of Vegas, and then in contrast, the vast natural wonder of the magnificent Grand Canyon.
No hidden surprises, just hidden gems
At Scenic Tours we pride ourselves on genuine, fully-inclusive touring. Unlike other operators that charge additional fees for optional tours and meals, our guests have very little extra to pay once they leave the UK. All excursions on your tour are included in the overall cost of the holiday, along with a variety of meals and accommodation throughout.
The fully-inclusive touring extends from the beginning of a holiday, right to its end: all guests are met at the airport at the beginning of a tour and transferred to their hotel, and at the end of the holiday guests are transferred to the airport for departure. When travelling with Scenic Tours, all hotel porterage is included, so guests won’t need to carry their own bags.
A warm welcome awaits you every night
Accommodation with Scenic Tours is always handpicked, and always in a carefully selected location. Our expert team has researched each destination in comprehensive detail to ensure we provide luxurious accommodation when available, and accommodation of the highest possible standard where hotel options are more limited. On every Scenic Tour, our guests are invited to take advantage of our Scenic Special Stays, which are often iconic hotels and are outstanding through the level of luxury and service they offer.
Unforgettable dining experiences
Dining should be a wonderful part of any holiday, and at Scenic Tours we provide our guests with an array of dining experiences and gourmet delights. We include a variety of meals during our tours, and we take pride in the quality that our guests enjoy. Our guests start every day with a full buffet breakfast, which features several hot selections, and many delicious lunches and dinners are also included.
For an escorted tour to be the successful, enriching and unforgettable experience our guests expect, flexibility is vital. In addition to all the included sightseeing and attractions, our flexible approach provides guests with the opportunity to enjoy the activities that interest them most, without any extra cost.
Get there at your own pace
Scenic Tours' flexibility begins with a choice of five regional UK airports when flying to New York with United Airlines on the Grand America - Coast to Coast tour. You can choose from London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh or Glasgow at no extra supplement.
Scenic FreeChoice, it’s what makes us different
Our exclusive Scenic FreeChoice concept offers you the freedom to personalise your touring experiences to suit your individual tastes. So, if you have a particular interest or hobby then you’ll find something to suit you. Scenic FreeChoice should not be confused with the ‘optional tours’ for which other operators charge extra, all experiences are included in the overall tour price, so regardless of what you choose; there is nothing extra to pay.
Scenic Enrich - Take home amazing memories
Scenic Enrich is a range of activities, many exclusive to Scenic Tours, which enable you to experience a destination in the most spectacular fashion imaginable. On the Grand America - Coast to Coast tour, take a scenic plane journey over the remarkable Grand Canyon. The exhilarating flight soars over one of the ‘Seven Natural Wonders of the World’, to give you an amazing bird’s-eye view and providing some fantastic photo opportunities.
A table with a spectacular view
The quality of cuisine throughout a Scenic Tours holiday is always of the highest calibre, but there are a number of opportunities for you to enjoy a culinary experience that will enliven all the senses. During a fabulous welcome dinner onboard a luxury ship sailing New York Harbour, you have the opportunity to view the city’s world-renowned skyline from a different and spectacular vantage point – truly a dining experience to remember.
*On select tour dates, Day 16 will be your Scenic Free Choice day in San Diego and Day 17 will be the Old Trolley Tour and Champagne Brunch Cruise. Please call for details.
Single supplement is £1,695.
Whilst staying at the Grand Canyon, accommodation is as follows:
19 Apr – Yavapai East, 10 May – Yavapai East, 24 May – Maswick North, 07 Jun – Maswick North,
13 Sep – Yavapai East , 27 Sep – Yavapai East
Terms & Conditions: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room. Single supplement is £1,695. Deposit is £1,250 per person if travelling in Economy Class, £1,550 for Economy Plus and £3,750 for Business Class.
Special Offer Terms & Conditions: New savings offer and £99 upgrade offer available on tours departing in 2013 apply to new bookings only made between 1 May and 3 June 2013.
Please note: Due to group flight schedules, we are unable to provide pre or post night accommodation on this tour. Alcatraz Tickets can only be purchased 90 days prior to departure, therefore this Scenic FreeChoice option is subject to availability at the time that reservations are available and tour times may vary.
Accommodation with Scenic Tours is always handpicked, and always in a carefully selected location. Our expert team has researched each destination in comprehensive detail to ensure we provide luxurious accommodation when available, and accommodation of the highest possible standard where hotel options are more limited.
The luxurious Waldorf Astoria is one of the USA’s most iconic and historical hotels and has been an official New York City landmark since 1993. Situated in Midtown Manhattan, the hotel is within walking distance of many of New York’s top attractions.
This elegant New York hotel first opened in 1931 and has been recognised by Historic Hotels of America for preserving and maintaining the building’s historic integrity, architecture and ambience. Perfectly located just by Central Park, Jumeirah Essex House has accommodated celebrities and world leaders alike.
Located in Washington’s fashionable Georgetown neighbourhood, the Park Hyatt is just minutes from the White House and other historic sites. Hotel highlights include the Blue Duck Tavern which serves freshly prepared American cuisine and a Tea Cellar which offers more than fiffty rare and vintage teas.
In the heart of downtown Chicago, the Hyatt Regency is close to the theatre district, Michigan Avenue and State Street Shopping and many other famous attractions. The hotel features the legendary Stetson’s Chop House and the BIG Bar, where guests can sip cocktails while taking in the stunning view.
This luxurious hotel is situated in the heart of the Sonoran Desert with breath-taking vistas of the McDowell Mountains. The resort features the award-winning Willow Stream Spa, five heated pools, a fitness centre and a choice of restaurants and lounges.
The rustic Maswik Lodge is spread over several acres of Ponderosa Pine forest, located within Grand Canyon village and just a quarter of a mile from the edge of the Grand Canyon. The lodge provides the perfect base from which to view the changing colours of the Canyon as the sun rises and sets.
Yavapai Lodge is surrounded by Pinyon and Juniper woodlands, and is situated about half a mile from the rim of the Grand Canyon. Close by is Mather Point, which provides extensive views from the lower end of Garden Creek in the west to Yaki Point in the east.
The Aria Resort is located in the heart of the ‘The Strip’ and offers guests a true taste of Vegas, with a range of shows, a collection of world class dining venues and the Aria Casino. Each guestroom has floor to ceiling windows which provide spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip or surrounding mountains.
Situated on the South end of Las Vegas Boulevard, also known as ‘The Strip’, Mandalay Bay resort offers a multitude of facilities including the Mandalay Bay Beach, a choice of swimming pools, the thrilling Shark Reef Aquarium, a shopping centre and, of course, its own Casino.
Opened in 1955 by Conrad Hilton, The Beverly Hilton has combined the excitement of Hollywood with the elegance of Beverly Hills for over 50 years. With fantastic views and attractive living spaces, the Beverly Hilton’s guest rooms demonstrate the best of relaxed, California living.
A relaxing retreat in the heart of San Diego, the Manchester Grand Hyatt has a bayside pool and a range of restaurants and bars, while all rooms offer spectacular city or bay views. Wake to the sun sparkling off San Diego Bay, head out to Seaport Village, the Gaslamp Quarter or stroll around the historic Old Town.
The Fairmont San Francisco sits atop Nob Hill in the centre of the city, with views of San Francisco Bay. The iconic hotel is well known for its magnificent lobby and the tropical themed Tonga Room and Hurricane bar, a popular venue since it opened in 1945.
A holiday with Scenic Tours is truly inclusive, with no hidden extras. We include more than any other operator in the price - so you can enjoy your holiday and not worry about extra costs.
In addition to the many things highlighted earlier, we also include:
*Except Scenic FreeChoice activities
* Hotel is dependent on departure date. Please call for details.
^Please note, we are unable to provide a full porterage service at Amtrak stations
† Your complimentary San Francisco Three Day Travel Pass will be used to reach the starting point of your Scenic FreeChoice activity and your farewell dinner at Fisherman’s Wharf.
Included in the cost of the tour is the SCENIC FREE CHOICE option of Alcatraz at a value of $28.00 per person.Tipping is not included on your Scenic Free Choice Activities.
Check transfer entitlements with your Scenic Tours travel advisor. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary
|May 2013||from £5,995|
|Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in CAD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.|
|Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in USD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.|
Our 2013 brochure features a wide range of luxury escorted tours to the USA, Canada & Alaska and South America.