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Best of USA

(Start Los Angeles)

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The one that takes you through some of the world's most iconic cities, from LA to NYC

13 Days
4 places

Visiting Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami, New York City

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Travel Style


Group Size

Maximum 54 people

Transport Style

Coach, 2 Internal Flights

  • Only $200 deposit to book
  • Pay over time, interest free
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  • No booking fee, no change fees
  • Financing available with UpLift

What's included?

12 nights accommodation

12 nights in Hotel

We always provide comfortable accommodation in a relaxed atmosphere - think comfy, centrally located hotels, comfy pillows and the best crew to travel with.

11 Meals

4 Dinner, 7 Breakfast

We'll get 11 of your meals and you get the rest. You can refuel over breakfast and grab some authentic American dinners from us but you'll also get an opportunity to sample some of this country's best eats. Chow down on everything from fast food to gourmet fare.


Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides

A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.


All transport included during the trip

Included in your trip is transport on our fleet of comfy, state of the art coaches. They're kitted out with all the necessities: USB charge points, WiFi, Air Con and a rocking sound system. You bring the other essentials, like tunes, friendships and stories from the night before.


12 included, 11 optional that you can add


  • Take cute foster dogs on a walk through the Venice Canals
  • A view over LA at the OUE Skyspace Tower
  • Try all the food on a tour of Downtown LA *
  • Hit up Universal Studios in California *
  • See the colourful Seven Magic Mountains in the desert
  • Get a view over Las Vegas on the High Roller Ferris Wheel *
  • Try your hand at excavation with a Dig This Experience in Las Vegas *
  • Go for a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon out of Las Vegas *
  • Check out Wynwood Walls and Little Havana in Miami
  • Learn how to Salsa dance in Miami *
  • Visit a local Bronx School to learn about the Green Bronx Machine (Contiki Cares Partner)
  • Head up the Empire State Building and view the city at sundown *
  • Visit the Statue of Liberty

* This experience is a Free Time Add-on and not included in the trip price

LA, Vegas & NYC - you're not just seeing the best of the USA, you're seeing some of the best cities in the world. And you're doing it in the very best way. Dance the night away in Vegas, see beautiful South Beach & shop up a storm on Fifth Avenue.

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Best of USA (Start Los Angeles)

12 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • See Rodeo Drive and Melrose Avenue
  • Visit Santa Monica and its famous pier
  • Drive along famous Sunset Strip
  • See the famous Hollywood sign, Mann's Chinese Theatre & Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • Go wild in Vegas with a Party Bus
  • Flight and transfer to MIami
  • City sightseeing tour
  • Wander through vibrant Art Deco period architecture & party like a rockstar in a city famous for it's nightlife
  • Flight and transfers to New York
  • City sightseeing tour
  • 7 Day Metro Pass
  • Visit the Statue of Liberty

11 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Universal Studios USD $104.00
  • Disneyland Transfer Only USD $42.00
  • Disneyland Transfer Pick a Park USD $154.00
  • Disneyland Transfer with Park Hopper USD $200.00
  • Helicopter Flight - Grand Celebration USD $380.00
  • Cirque du’ Soleil show USD $87.00
  • Thriller speed boat ride in Miami USD $33.00
  • Bike tour of South Beach USD $35.00
  • Thriller speed boat ride in Miami USD $33.00
  • Bike tour of South Beach USD $35.00
  • NYC Food Cart Tour USD $43.00


Nights spent per location

  1. 2 2 nights

    Los Angeles

  2. 3 3 nights

    Las Vegas

  3. 4 4 nights


  4. 3 3 nights

    New York City

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What documents do I need to travel?

Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter the USA and Canada on your trip. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. You can find more info at Contiki is not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a trip. Visa and other entry & exit conditions (such as currency, arrival/departure taxes, customs and quarantine regulations) do change regularly.

Your passport must have at least six months’ validity remaining when you arrive. Local immigration authorities may deny entry and deport people who do not meet this requirement, even if they only intend to stay for a short period. Important to consider:

• Visas can take up to six weeks and a fee is normally charged
• Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part of
your trip and will result in you incurring considerable expense and
• It is better for you to apply for all visas before you leave home
• It is essential that the entry and exit dates are correct on the visa

What are the luggage restrictions?

On our American trips you can bring one bag or suitcase of 73 x 50 x 25 cm (or 29” x 20” x 10”), with a max weight of 20 kg (44 lbs) & one piece of hand luggage.

What do the Contiki team do?

People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team is what makes our trips the best. Our worldwide On-Road Team, locally based staff & network of Local Guides are all extensively trained & widely travelled, & are the best in the business. But we know it’s not just about training, it’s about passion & our team have it in their blood. Their passion for getting you in the know on every single detail of America is what makes our travellers walk away from their experience knowing that they made every moment count. Your Trip Manager is like your walking, talking guidebook – just for you. They plan your itinerary every day, organise your food and accomodation and book your Free Time Add ons, and because they know everything about where you’re going, you will too. Your Drivers are the experts on getting you from A to B efficiently and safely in North America. They know their way around like the back of their hands & they’ll drop you at your door & unload your bags for you. Local guides provide specialist knowledge when you need it and will always help you avoid the tourist traps.

What's not included that I should budget for?

Aside from essentials like flights, how much spending money you’ll need will depend on the duration of the trip and how much you anticipate spending on personal expenses like alcohol or shopping. Before you travel, it’s also a good idea to read up on and get an idea of the Free Time Add-Ons you think you’ll want to do on trip, as these will form part of your overall budget. We’d advise doing some research on your chosen destinations beforehand, looking at things like:
- Cost of a local lunch
- Cost of a local dinner
- Cost of a bottle of water
- Cost of entry to a sightseeing spot
Tipping is customary in North America. It is an accepted practice in all areas of the service industry, & particularly in restaurants, bars, hotels & taxis. It’s common practice to tip if you feel that the service provided has been excellent.
The same goes for your Contiki Team. If you feel that your Trip Manager & Driver’s service has been exceptional, then feel free to tip them if you feel they’ve done a great job. If you choose to tip, we recommend around US$3 per person per day, however whether or not you choose to tip (& how much) is up to you.

Will I be able to access WiFi on my trip?

We love WiFi, and keeping your accounts updated as you travel is key! The hotels all have WiFi where you can access your email to let your friends & family know you have arrived safely in Los Angeles, or email after your trip with all your stories.

What are Contiki’s sustainability credentials?

We believe that travelling sustainably and consciously, matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to protecting the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with, and the planet we all share. Our founding partner, the TreadRight Foundation was established 10 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting sustainable tourism within The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. In the USA & Canada we have programmes such as our Wheels For Change program, FareStart’s flagship restaurant in Seattle, and the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot in Toronto. To find out more about our conscious travel experiences in North America, visit


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