Best of USA (Start Los Angeles)

Tour Length
14 days
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US$3739
Overview Reviews

  • Bec
  • Bec
  • Level 3 Traveler
  • 3 Contikis
  • 2 Countries
Best of USA (Start Los Angeles)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

By Far, Best of USA!

11 Aug 2014 - 24 Aug 2014

Seriously the most fun I've ever had.
Massive group, walked away with some awesome new friends.
I'm not a big drinker, thank god, its expensive to have a night on the town here!
Hotels were pretty great, stand out was Harrah's in Vegas. Wow, buffet breakfast, DO IT. Shopping is so much better than at home.
Wasn't a big fan of San Fran, lots of creepy people there. Did the bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge, happy to say that I did it but, never again. No one said it was almost 20km. My knees did not appreciate that flogging. Spent the next 2 days writhing in agony from the waist down.
Vegas. Wow, just wow.
Grand Canyon, do it. An absolute must.
New York, not bad. Times Square is just like the movies. But, there is literally garbage, like massive bags pilled on the streets everyday everywhere and it kinda smells.
Went to a Yankees game. Even if you're not a baseball fan, the atmosphere alone is fantastic and you're guaranteed a great time. Food cart tour was cool, yummy, but its a lot of walking!
We added on Waikiki for 2 nights, 3 days at the end of this tour. Excellent idea, needed the wind down!
Would love to see the whole country. One day, hopefully.

Review written Feb 2016

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  • Bec
  • Bec
  • Level 3 Traveler
  • 3 Contikis
  • 2 Countries
Best of USA (Start Los Angeles)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

By Far, Best of USA!

11 Aug 2014 - 24 Aug 2014

Seriously the most fun I've ever had.
Massive group, walked away with some awesome new friends.
I'm not a big drinker, thank god, its expensive to have a night on the town here!
Hotels were pretty great, stand out was Harrah's in Vegas. Wow, buffet breakfast, DO IT. Shopping is so much better than at home.
Wasn't a big fan of San Fran, lots of creepy people there. Did the bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge, happy to say that I did it but, never again. No one said it was almost 20km. My knees did not appreciate that flogging. Spent the next 2 days writhing in agony from the waist down.
Vegas. Wow, just wow.
Grand Canyon, do it. An absolute must.
New York, not bad. Times Square is just like the movies. But, there is literally garbage, like massive bags pilled on the streets everyday everywhere and it kinda smells.
Went to a Yankees game. Even if you're not a baseball fan, the atmosphere alone is fantastic and you're guaranteed a great time. Food cart tour was cool, yummy, but its a lot of walking!
We added on Waikiki for 2 nights, 3 days at the end of this tour. Excellent idea, needed the wind down!
Would love to see the whole country. One day, hopefully.

Review written Feb 2016

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  • Toriitums
  • Toriitums
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 1 Country
Best of USA (Start Los Angeles)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

best 14 days.

14 Sep 2015 - 27 Sep 2015

This was easily the best 14 days of my life. We had Rammel as our tour manager and he was so knowledgeable. I learnt stuff about USA I never knew and fell in love with places I didn't even think I would. It's definitely the best of USA and I would recommend this trip for anyone to get a taste of the states. Currently planning to go back!

Review written Jan 2016

My Contiki was: Amazing, Wow, Unforgettable

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  • Toriitums
  • Toriitums
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 1 Country
Best of USA (Start Los Angeles)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

best 14 days.

14 Sep 2015 - 27 Sep 2015

This was easily the best 14 days of my life. We had Rammel as our tour manager and he was so knowledgeable. I learnt stuff about USA I never knew and fell in love with places I didn't even think I would. It's definitely the best of USA and I would recommend this trip for anyone to get a taste of the states. Currently planning to go back!

Review written Jan 2016

My Contiki was: Amazing, Wow, Unforgettable

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  • Meagan
  • Meagan
  • Level 2 Traveler
  • 2 Contikis
  • 11 Countries
Best of USA (Start Los Angeles)
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

You really do see the Best of USA!!

13 Oct 2014 - 26 Oct 2014

Mainly booked this trip for convenience. The fact that it was flying instead of being on a bus really appealed to me as America is A LOT bigger than Europe and thought being on a bus would be average. Although comparing USA to Europe Contiki (they are chalk and cheese but if I had to) I definitely think they do Europe a lot better. If you are keen for a lot of free time its definitely the trip for you! I mean.. Contiki in Vegas, can you go wrong?!?!!?

Review written Jan 2016

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  • Meagan
  • Meagan
  • Level 2 Traveler
  • 2 Contikis
  • 11 Countries
Best of USA (Start Los Angeles)
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

You really do see the Best of USA!!

13 Oct 2014 - 26 Oct 2014

Mainly booked this trip for convenience. The fact that it was flying instead of being on a bus really appealed to me as America is A LOT bigger than Europe and thought being on a bus would be average. Although comparing USA to Europe Contiki (they are chalk and cheese but if I had to) I definitely think they do Europe a lot better. If you are keen for a lot of free time its definitely the trip for you! I mean.. Contiki in Vegas, can you go wrong?!?!!?

Review written Jan 2016

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  • Kazza
  • Kazza
  • Level 3 Traveler
  • 3 Contikis
  • 9 Countries
Best of USA (Start Los Angeles)

Amazing adventure

14 Sep 2015 - 27 Sep 2015

This trip has been the most amazing experience to date, it's hard to put it in to words but I will give it a go......the people on this trip made the experience one I will never forget and I can say without a doubt they are not only friends, but family, a life time of laughs, memories and silly hashtags. Our tour manager Jon Ramel always went out of his way to help and answer our million and one questions, show us good places to eat, sites to see and inspired me with his incredible knowledge of American history, an absolute legend in every way, Thankyou ramel. This trip is fantastic value for money, some of the best hotels I have stayed in, great bus drivers, surprises, sights, nightlife, and incredible included and non included meals, a trip I highly recommended to anyone wanting to visit the United States of America.

Review written Oct 2015

My Contiki was: Family/memories, Epic Aventure, Journey of a life time

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  • Kazza
  • Kazza
  • Level 3 Traveler
  • 3 Contikis
  • 9 Countries
Best of USA (Start Los Angeles)

Amazing adventure

14 Sep 2015 - 27 Sep 2015

This trip has been the most amazing experience to date, it's hard to put it in to words but I will give it a go......the people on this trip made the experience one I will never forget and I can say without a doubt they are not only friends, but family, a life time of laughs, memories and silly hashtags. Our tour manager Jon Ramel always went out of his way to help and answer our million and one questions, show us good places to eat, sites to see and inspired me with his incredible knowledge of American history, an absolute legend in every way, Thankyou ramel. This trip is fantastic value for money, some of the best hotels I have stayed in, great bus drivers, surprises, sights, nightlife, and incredible included and non included meals, a trip I highly recommended to anyone wanting to visit the United States of America.

Review written Oct 2015

My Contiki was: Family/memories, Epic Aventure, Journey of a life time

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  • Jess
  • Jess
  • Level 3 Traveler
  • 3 Contikis
  • 2 Countries
Best of USA (Start Los Angeles)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Great trip!

01 Sep 2014 - 14 Sep 2014

Best of USA was a great trip and a great way to see some of America's most popular cities and sights. Because you fly from city to city on this trip, you have a lot more time in each city to really see a lot. The inclusions were good as well as the optionals. I definitely recommend this trip.

Review written Sep 2015

My Contiki was: great, awesome

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  • Jess
  • Jess
  • Level 3 Traveler
  • 3 Contikis
  • 2 Countries
Best of USA (Start Los Angeles)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Great trip!

01 Sep 2014 - 14 Sep 2014

Best of USA was a great trip and a great way to see some of America's most popular cities and sights. Because you fly from city to city on this trip, you have a lot more time in each city to really see a lot. The inclusions were good as well as the optionals. I definitely recommend this trip.

Review written Sep 2015

My Contiki was: great, awesome

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  • Ben
  • Ben
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 1 Country
Best of USA (Start Los Angeles)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Contiki best of USA

08 Jun 2015 - 21 Jun 2015

What can I say, this tour was my first contiki tour. it was the best 2 weeks of my life. ALL the hotel's were nice and the weather was amazing, my tour guide Steph was amazing she had a great amount of knowledge,she took us to some amazing place's and was very entertaining. The highlight of my trip was definitely the helicopter ride over the grand canyon, it's alot of money but
It's a must do for anyone who visit's Vegas. I was very unlucky as most of the people in my tour were very immature girls who were very mean to me and tried to ruin my trip, but apart from that my tour was amazing. My favourite place was New York, their was so much to do there anyone doing this tour I would strongly suggest doing the central park bike tour and the food tour. I can't recommend the best of USA tour highly enough and am going back next year to do the grand southern contiki tour if you have any questions just send me a message and I'll be more than happy to answer them

Review written Aug 2015

My Contiki was: Amazing , Best time of my life

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  • Ben
  • Ben
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 1 Country
Best of USA (Start Los Angeles)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Contiki best of USA

08 Jun 2015 - 21 Jun 2015

What can I say, this tour was my first contiki tour. it was the best 2 weeks of my life. ALL the hotel's were nice and the weather was amazing, my tour guide Steph was amazing she had a great amount of knowledge,she took us to some amazing place's and was very entertaining. The highlight of my trip was definitely the helicopter ride over the grand canyon, it's alot of money but
It's a must do for anyone who visit's Vegas. I was very unlucky as most of the people in my tour were very immature girls who were very mean to me and tried to ruin my trip, but apart from that my tour was amazing. My favourite place was New York, their was so much to do there anyone doing this tour I would strongly suggest doing the central park bike tour and the food tour. I can't recommend the best of USA tour highly enough and am going back next year to do the grand southern contiki tour if you have any questions just send me a message and I'll be more than happy to answer them

Review written Aug 2015

My Contiki was: Amazing , Best time of my life

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Best of USA (Start Los Angeles)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

NOT MY LAST

09 Feb 2015 - 22 Feb 2015

What can I say about this trip?
The description said easy pace but no it wasn't! And I wouldn't have changed that for the world!
I met some of the best people on this trip. Some that I hope will be friends for many many years. Leaving was a sad experience and still keeping in contact with my contiki friends I am not alone!
Our tour guide Jon, went above and beyond for us. He showed me things that I would never have seen had a organised to go U.S.A by myself and those experiences are what made this trip. Could not thank the man enough for all he did.
Vegas was one hell of experience and I am pleased to say that I did it right! Not much sleep was had but there is so much to see there I don't know why you would bother sleeping!
Our tour guide took us to a bar in San Francisco that was quite simply one of the best bars I have ever been too. Nothing like that here in Australia and I will be going back to it one day.
This will not be my last contiki, and if my first contiki is anything to go by, then the next one I do will be amazing. If anyone is um-ing or ah-ing about doing it. JUST DO IT!
You will not regret it #noregrets

Review written Mar 2015

My Contiki was: Amazing, time of my life, will do again!

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Best of USA (Start Los Angeles)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

NOT MY LAST

09 Feb 2015 - 22 Feb 2015

What can I say about this trip?
The description said easy pace but no it wasn't! And I wouldn't have changed that for the world!
I met some of the best people on this trip. Some that I hope will be friends for many many years. Leaving was a sad experience and still keeping in contact with my contiki friends I am not alone!
Our tour guide Jon, went above and beyond for us. He showed me things that I would never have seen had a organised to go U.S.A by myself and those experiences are what made this trip. Could not thank the man enough for all he did.
Vegas was one hell of experience and I am pleased to say that I did it right! Not much sleep was had but there is so much to see there I don't know why you would bother sleeping!
Our tour guide took us to a bar in San Francisco that was quite simply one of the best bars I have ever been too. Nothing like that here in Australia and I will be going back to it one day.
This will not be my last contiki, and if my first contiki is anything to go by, then the next one I do will be amazing. If anyone is um-ing or ah-ing about doing it. JUST DO IT!
You will not regret it #noregrets

Review written Mar 2015

My Contiki was: Amazing, time of my life, will do again!

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  • Emma
  • Emma
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 1 Country
Best of USA (Start Los Angeles)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Best Time of my life :)

11 Aug 2014 - 24 Aug 2014

This was my first Contiki and I travelled by my self.
Contiki was the best decision I made especially if your travelling solo as you make friends so quickly.
My favourite part of this trip was
Vegas oh it's such a wicked experience.. so much to do and see. I recommend seeing a show I went and seen criss angel and my mind was blown was incredible, look around the casinos so much to see and do in each place. Shopping I recommend the southern outlets in Vegas so many cheap deals..
A MUST is the Grand Canyon helicopter tour trust me it's amazing you will not regret it..
LA - universal studios is so so fun as you can see my pic with the Simpsons you need a whole day here and I recommend getting the VIP pass, you do not need to wait in line for any rides you see so much more in a universal tour it's a bit more pricey but me and the girls wouldn't do it differently..
The first night in LA we attended the Teen choice awards if this is Your thing I'd recommend attending one..
San Francisco need to do Alcatraz it's awesome to see and go to bubba gumps for dinner and also the cheese cake factory has amazing food, best garlic bread ever :)))
In New York of course the Statue of Liberty and a helicopter tour amazing views of the skylines..
The hotels were pretty good Vegas had the biggest room, LA hotel was pretty small but hey you only sleep there..
The only thing I can say negative about the tour was needed more time was rushed a lot but still got to see amazing things.. I suggest using your time wisely and be prepared to have a busy busy couple of weeks but you will love this tour and make some incredible people :)) if your Australian everyone will say I love your accent so be prepared to talk a lot haha...
DO THIS TOUR :)

Review written Sep 2014

My Contiki was: Amazing, Mind blowing , Fun

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  • Emma
  • Emma
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 1 Country
Best of USA (Start Los Angeles)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Best Time of my life :)

11 Aug 2014 - 24 Aug 2014

This was my first Contiki and I travelled by my self.
Contiki was the best decision I made especially if your travelling solo as you make friends so quickly.
My favourite part of this trip was
Vegas oh it's such a wicked experience.. so much to do and see. I recommend seeing a show I went and seen criss angel and my mind was blown was incredible, look around the casinos so much to see and do in each place. Shopping I recommend the southern outlets in Vegas so many cheap deals..
A MUST is the Grand Canyon helicopter tour trust me it's amazing you will not regret it..
LA - universal studios is so so fun as you can see my pic with the Simpsons you need a whole day here and I recommend getting the VIP pass, you do not need to wait in line for any rides you see so much more in a universal tour it's a bit more pricey but me and the girls wouldn't do it differently..
The first night in LA we attended the Teen choice awards if this is Your thing I'd recommend attending one..
San Francisco need to do Alcatraz it's awesome to see and go to bubba gumps for dinner and also the cheese cake factory has amazing food, best garlic bread ever :)))
In New York of course the Statue of Liberty and a helicopter tour amazing views of the skylines..
The hotels were pretty good Vegas had the biggest room, LA hotel was pretty small but hey you only sleep there..
The only thing I can say negative about the tour was needed more time was rushed a lot but still got to see amazing things.. I suggest using your time wisely and be prepared to have a busy busy couple of weeks but you will love this tour and make some incredible people :)) if your Australian everyone will say I love your accent so be prepared to talk a lot haha...
DO THIS TOUR :)

Review written Sep 2014

My Contiki was: Amazing, Mind blowing , Fun

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  • Jemma
  • Jemma
  • Level 2 Traveler
  • 2 Contikis
  • 11 Countries
Best of USA (Start Los Angeles)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Best 2 weeks of my life!

01 Sep 2014 - 14 Sep 2014

This trip is a great way to see all the best bits in America in a short space of time! The accommodation was nice and it was great to fly to each city as it meant you can spend more time exploring! The extras were a great way to do what you like and meet everyone in the group and the way the trip was organised meant you had free time as well as spending time with everyone else! Best 2 weeks ever and I really want to go back...

Review written Sep 2014

My Contiki was: Amazing, Beautiful, Fun

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  • Jemma
  • Jemma
  • Level 2 Traveler
  • 2 Contikis
  • 11 Countries
Best of USA (Start Los Angeles)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Best 2 weeks of my life!

01 Sep 2014 - 14 Sep 2014

This trip is a great way to see all the best bits in America in a short space of time! The accommodation was nice and it was great to fly to each city as it meant you can spend more time exploring! The extras were a great way to do what you like and meet everyone in the group and the way the trip was organised meant you had free time as well as spending time with everyone else! Best 2 weeks ever and I really want to go back...

Review written Sep 2014

My Contiki was: Amazing, Beautiful, Fun

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  • Fazielah
  • Fazielah
  • Level 2 Traveler
  • 2 Contikis
  • 3 Countries
Best of USA (Start Los Angeles)

My #BestofUSA experience of a lifetime

21 Jul 2014 - 03 Aug 2014

I've been back home for a week and I can still taste the spicy tacos of San Francisco; hear the slot machines in Vegas; feel the sunshine of LA on my skin and see the vivid colours of Times Square, New York every time I shut my eyes...

There are no words to express how amazing my Best of USA trip was... from the incredible sights, including the gorgeous views of Santa Monica to the unbelievable experiences ( champagne breakfast in the Grand Caynon, anyone?!) to the many, beautiful new Contiki tourmates who now truly are my family, it was, without a doubt, two of the best weeks of my life.

Last, but certainly, not least, a BIG thug shout out to our tour manager Jon Rammelkamp - THANK YOU for trusting us with your best, undiscovered experiences in each city - seeing the States through an American Boy's eyes was my favourite part of this trip!

Review written Aug 2014

My Contiki was: Magical, Phenonemal , Must-do!

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  • Fazielah
  • Fazielah
  • Level 2 Traveler
  • 2 Contikis
  • 3 Countries
Best of USA (Start Los Angeles)

My #BestofUSA experience of a lifetime

21 Jul 2014 - 03 Aug 2014

I've been back home for a week and I can still taste the spicy tacos of San Francisco; hear the slot machines in Vegas; feel the sunshine of LA on my skin and see the vivid colours of Times Square, New York every time I shut my eyes...

There are no words to express how amazing my Best of USA trip was... from the incredible sights, including the gorgeous views of Santa Monica to the unbelievable experiences ( champagne breakfast in the Grand Caynon, anyone?!) to the many, beautiful new Contiki tourmates who now truly are my family, it was, without a doubt, two of the best weeks of my life.

Last, but certainly, not least, a BIG thug shout out to our tour manager Jon Rammelkamp - THANK YOU for trusting us with your best, undiscovered experiences in each city - seeing the States through an American Boy's eyes was my favourite part of this trip!

Review written Aug 2014

My Contiki was: Magical, Phenonemal , Must-do!

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What's Included

All of this & more, included as standard on your trip.

Accommodation

  • 13 nights accommodation: 13 nights in twin-share hotels
  • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging

Team

An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team

Food

  • 11 meals: 6 breakfasts & 5 dinners

Inclusions

  • 1 World Heritage Site visited
  • Keep your eyes peeled for film shoots on a guided walking tour of downtown L.A.
  • See the famous Hollywood sign, Mann's Chinese Theatre & Hollywood's Walk of Fame
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Me Time

  • Hollywood Club Crawl
  • Contiki Apparel - Sunglasses
  • Contiki Apparel - T-Shirt
  • Contiki Apparel - Tank Top
  • Contiki Water Bottles
  • Tour Stars Homes
  • Starline Hop-On/ Hop-Off
  • Universal Studios
  • Grammy Museum
  • Disneyland Transfer Pick a Park
  • Disneyland Transfer with Park Hopper
  • Disneyland Transfer Only
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • San Francisco Bike Tour
  • High Roller Day Pass 11:30 - 18:00
  • High Roller Anytime
  • Grand Canyon Helicopter - Grand Celebration - PBW - 4P (includes $15 surcharge for peak reservation time)
  • Cirque du’ Soleil show
  • Helicopter - New York, New York
  • Helicopter - Big Apple
  • Group Photo
  • NYC Food Cart Tour
  • 'Gossip Girl' Tour
  • The Ride
  • TMZ Tour
  • Central Park Bike Tour (seasonal)
  • 'Sex and the City' Tour
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On a budget?

  • The average cost per day for this tour is US$267
  • You only need a US$200 deposit to book and pay in full 45 days before you travel.
  • Pay in installments, with Contiki Easy Pay

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