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Best of USA

(Start Los Angeles - Until Dec 2018)

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13 nights accommodation
13 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 included 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.
Team
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.
Transport
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.
Your group
Travel with other 18-35 year olds from around the world
Our trips are exclusively 18-35. This means you'll be travelling with people just like you, from all over the world- laughter and friendships always guaranteed.
Experiences
19 included, 16 optional that you can add
The coolest thing about travelling with Contiki is all the extra stuff included while jet-setting through the Land of the Free. You'll be cruising the Las Vegas Strip in a party bus and getting down with the hippie vibes in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. Say hello to the Big Apple, tour Wall Street and Ground Zero, and then grab some Instagram-worthy snaps from Lady Liberty.
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LA, San Fran, 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 a bounty of quirk, cross the Golden Gate Bridge & shop up a storm on Fifth Avenue.
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DAY 1 - Arrive Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Hello America! Welcome to the City of Angels. Here you’ll meet the crew and kick off your trip in true A-list Hollywood style with visits to places you’ll recognise from the silver screen. It’s a jam-packed day with so much to see and do - from Melrose to Muscle Beach you’ll be wowed at every stop and your phone will no doubt be full of Instagram worthy pics. Tonight exchange highlights of the day over a delicious American-Asian fusion feast.
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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
DAYS 2-3 - Los Angeles
Los Angeles

 By now you will have discovered just how sprawling this metropolis is. And you'll probably be feeling pretty thankful you have 5 days here to uncover it. It's the perfect amount of time to ensure you tick off all the touristy stuff - think Universal Studios & Santa Monica Boulevard - and still have time to get fully immersed in all the local cultural fun. Want to know where the locals hang, or better yet, the celebs? Your LA local hotel rep who is exclusive to Contiki travellers, is here to help. Tickets to amusement parks (and transport), entry to museums, whatever you like - just ask and consider it done.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Tour Stars Homes
USD $45.00
Starline Hop-On/ Hop-Off 24 hour
USD $43.00
Universal Studios
USD $104.00
Grammy Museum
USD $11.00
Disneyland Transfer Pick a Park
USD $154.00
Disneyland Transfer with Park Hopper
USD $200.00
Disneyland Transfer Only
USD $42.00
Los Angeles
Head to another theme park today, the same deal as yesterday applies...hello 10 year old you. If you feel like a cruisy day out, rent a bike and dodge fitness fanatics as you ride along the foreshore, pack a picnic and hit one of the golden beaches, or sample some of the city’s delectable food at a Mexican street stall or Little Tokyo. Style-fiends will love getting outfit inspo at the Fashion Museum and hunting down colourful clothes in the Garment District.
DAY 4 - Los Angeles to San Francisco
Los Angeles

Catch you soon LA - this morning we're San fran bound on our included flight.

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Included flight to San Francisco
See North Beach, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury & the city's iconic cable cars
Visit Fisherman's Wharf
Gaze out to Alcatraz
Cross the Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco

San Francisco’s hip, bustling metropolis is bursting with free-thinkers, artists and techies ready to revolutionise your world with their big ideas. Together we’ll spend the afternoon drinking in the city sights, from the Golden Gate Bridge to the chubby seals at Fisherman’s Wharf as your Trip Manager gives you the inside track, making you feel like a local in no time.

DAYS 5-6 - San Francisco
San Francisco

How about treating yourself to a food safari today? A renowned foodie city that brought us the likes of sourdough, fortune cookies and chowder, it would be wrong not to eat and drink yourself silly at just some of the 3000 cafes, restaurants, food trucks and more. Go on – you deserve it; think of those hills! Work it all off with a bike ride (or a snooze). Tonight really does give #NOREGRETS it's meaning, as we take you on an optional cruise of the city's Bay and under the famous bridge. Sipping a drink and toasting your group to the good times had and yet to come as the sun sets is a truly unforgettable moment.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS
San Francisco Bike Tour
USD $47.00
Cruise the Bay on a Catamaran (Seasonal)
USD $50.00
DAY 7 - San Francisco to Las Vegas
San Francisco

It’s time to say goodbye to the city by the Bay, and hello to the city of sin, as today, we’re bound for Las Vegas. 

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Included flight to Las Vegas
Visit Fremont Street for the light-and-laser show
City sightseeing tour
Las Vegas

Get ready for a full-blown non-stop assault on the senses. This is Las Vegas - or Sin City - a place of dreams & epic debauchery. This huge man-made entertainment precinct in the middle of the desert is all about total excess. You’ll be blinded by the bright lights and gob smacked at the thought of all the $$$ running through more than 75 massive casinos. A nighttime tour of the famous ‘Strip’, including  a stop for pics at the legendary Vegas sign will show you what's on offer after dark in this absolutely outrageous city. Freemont Street is on tonight's agenda, where the main attraction is a super impressive light and laser show, before heading out for a night to remember in the bright lights of Vegas.

DAYS 8-9 - Las Vegas
Las Vegas

Spend the morning lazing by the poolside sipping on recovery cocktails, or maybe opt to soar in a helicopter above the Grand Canyon – one of the world’s most impressive natural wonders. This city has some quirkier offerings too, like the Neon Museum and the Atomic Testing Museum. At night, we’ll treat you to a cruise down the strip, Vegas Style.

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Go wild in Vegas with a Party Bus
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Grand Canyon Helicopter - Grand Celebration - PBW - 4P (includes $15 surcharge for peak reservation time)
$379.00
Cirque du’ Soleil show
USD $87.00
DAY 10 - Las Vegas to New York
Las Vegas

Today, we leave Las Vegas behind, though perhaps there’ll be just enough time before the flight to gorge yourself silly at an all-you-can eat buffet…

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Included flight to New York
7 Day Metro Pass
New York City

Welcome to the Big Apple - the concrete jungle that dreams are made of. Pinch yourself though, because you’re not dreaming: those yellow cabs, Brooklyn hipsters and bagel delis actually do exist in real life, and with your seven-day travel pass, the whole city is at your fingertips.

DAY 11 - Hello Big Apple!
New York City

HELLOOOOO BIG APPLE! Let’s get you somewhat more familiar with this place by opening up Manhattan. Museum Row includes all the most prestigious NYC galleries and historical museums and you will get to see it all. Shop till you drop on Fifth Avenue or take a spin over this huge city island in a chopper for the best possible view.

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Visit the Statue of Liberty
See Fashionable 5th Avenue, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Centre & Tiffany's
See Wall Street Metropolitan museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum
Visit the World Trade Center
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
'Gossip Girl' Tour
USD $41.00
NYC Food Cart Tour
USD $43.00
Central Park Bike Tour (seasonal)
USD $42.00
'Sex and the City' Tour
USD $45.00
Take the elevator 86 floors up to the Empire State Building Observation Deck from
USD $30.00
DAYS 12-13 - New York, New York
New York City
Get up close to one of the world’s most recognizable icons, the Statue of Liberty. Then, with a free day, you can take off at your own pace and discover more of the ultimate big city. Get on 2 wheels in a fun optional guided tour and peddle your way through Central Park, New York’s heart and “lungs”. Our Local Guide knows this popular haunt’s hidden spots and will tell you all about this iconic green space. Otherwise, get familiar with New York’s various flavors and step into its global kitchen. Try some hand made pasta in atmospheric Little Italy, or authentic noodles from a hole-in-the-wall restaurant in bustling Chinatown. Pick up a bagel and some salami from a deli or buy an authentic American hot dog from a street stand. Use your free time to explore New York’s vibrant and diverse neighborhoods up close. Soak up the bohemian feel of the former center point of the folk movement, Greenwich village. This hub of alternative culture still has a buzzing street life and cute, sidewalk cafes. Take a walk through stylish Soho and check out its hip, funky boutiques, the warehouse district and its trademark iron architecture. Shopping-wise, New York is one of the world’s hottest cities and a leading trend-setter, so get some tips from your Trip Manager on where to go for the latest fashions. If you’re into the hit show “Sex and the City”, don’t miss your chance to find out more with our fun optional locally guided tour around the girls’ favorite city hot spots in New York this afternoon. Use your free night to head back to your favorite city spot for a cocktail or ask your Trip Manager for some fresh ideas and head out with your friends.
DAY 14 - Depart New York City
New York City

Your trip comes to an end this morning, so say adios to your Trip Manager and all your new pals. Time to start planning your next holiday, eh! Reunion in Europe perhaps? 

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Amy Mcmurtrie
Traveled Jan 2019
I would recommend contiki to any new travellers that haven’t left the county before and it’s a great experience and good way to see new places. It’s very hard doing it solo though as you can get excluded but won’t let it dampen me doing another Contiki!
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Benjamin Taylor
Traveled Dec 2018
Great value for money. Am looking forward to doing it again
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Scott Urquhart
Traveled Nov 2018
The best value for money the locations and quality of the hotel were better than expected
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Chontelle Wharton
Traveled Oct 2018
Safety wise in San Fransisco. Its nice to know they have moved the trip to Miami over the new season. It was what made the trip a downer.
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Anonymous
Traveled Sep 2018
Got to see both coasts of America and lots was included in the package eg. flights, accommodation, some meals and city tours
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Antonio Dodd
Traveled Jul 2018
The trip itself was perfectly priced when looking at the variety of hotels we stayed at and the flights that we took to get to each location
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Anonymous
Traveled Jul 2018
The tour I did was worth the money paid because basically everything was sorted and organized for me.
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Nicolette Morabito
Traveled Jul 2018
Expensive but worth it!!!
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Ryan Leman
Traveled Jul 2018
Couldn’t beat it doing it ourselves
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Anonymous
Traveled Jul 2018
Best trip ever, no long bus rides yet still heaps of fun.
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Thomas Maddock
Traveled Jun 2018
Great trip and great activity
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Kaitlyn Brennan
Traveled Jun 2018
This trip was everything I wanted it to be! Although 3 days wasn’t enough to see every place, I did make a good start. I’m ready to go back to places I visited and it’s only been 2 weeks. I would recommend the Best of USA tour to anyone!
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Anonymous
Traveled Jun 2018
Purchasing online was easy but trying to navagate the contiki website was difficult and confusing
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Danielle Ellis
Traveled May 2018
Kiran was a legend of a tour leader! My contiki family was lovely!
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Joshua Tangira
Traveled May 2018
Because everything was sorted. My contiki tour was absolutely perfect!!
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Jack O'Kane
Traveled Feb 2018
Making life long friends was so much fun
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Anonymous
Traveled Nov 2017
The trip was definitely jam packed for 3 weeks but not exhausting in a way that you couldn’t do all the activities. 3 days in each city well planned out.
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Kyriacos Christou
Traveled Nov 2017
Met like minded people who loved to travel.
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Susannah Beake
Traveled Nov 2017
Loved the places and the traveling
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Alyse
Traveled Oct 2017
This trip was great, however I thought there may have been a few more inclusions. This trip has a lot of optionals so adding them up on top of the trip itself is necessary. Would definitely do this again though to be honest, I had an amazing time, and worth it for the convenience.
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