TRAVEL THE WORLD THE JEWISH WAY
TRAVEL THE WORLD THE JEWISH WAY

The American Way: West Coast Highlights

12 days

Preview

Discover the captivating cities and astounding natural attractions of the West USA.
The trip will take you form the illustrious Las Vegas, through the lovely Los Angeles and the stylish San Francisco. Experience the Zion, Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks and explore the Grand Canyon West Rim and the Skywalk .

Itinerary

1. Sunday – Las Vegas
Individual arrival to Las Vegas – the resort city in Nevada’s Mojave Desert famed for its vibrant nightlife . Meet your tour escort and take an evening tour of the city: its main street and focal point is the Strip, just over 4 miles long. This boulevard is home to theme hotels with elaborate displays such as fountains synchronized to music as well as replicas of an Egyptian Pyramid, The Venetian Grand Canal and the Eiffel Tower.
Overnight in Las Vegas for the next 3 nights

2. Monday- Zion Park
The day is dedicated to an excursion to Zion National lPark-the park is a southwest Utah nature preserve distinguished by Zion Canyon’s steep red cliffs. Zion Canyon Scenic Drive cuts through its main section, leading to forest trails along the Virgin River.the river flows to the Emerald Pools, which have waterfalls and a hanging garden. Evening return to Las Vegas.

3. Tuesday – Grand Canyon West Rim- Skywalk
Get ready for a Wild West adventure at the Grand Canyon West Rim and discover the home of the Hualapai Nation. Explore the world of the Hualapai Indians and the majestic scenery of the Grand Canyon. Will have a stop at the Hoover Dam and continue to the West Rim- on arrival explore the village and Hualapai Market. Get a panoramic view from Guano Point and Eagle point and explore the latest attraction – the glass –bottom Grand Canyon Skywalk- walk across the sky on the glass bridge, 4000 feet above the Canyon floor and get a complete panoramic view of the Grand Canyon West Rim. Evening return to Las Vegas.

4. Wednesday – Los Angeles
Leave Las Vegas towards Los Angeles enjoying the desert of Nevada- on the way view ancient Joshua Tree forests and absorb the natural scenery before entering Los Angeles. Los Angles is a sprawling Southern California city and the center of the nation’s fild and television industry. Overnight in Los Angeles for the next 4 nights

5. Thursday – San Diego
Travel this morning along the California Coast to San Diego- upon arrival enjoy a sightseeing tour featuring the Old Town, Balboa Park with over 1,000 acres of lush grass, stunning architecture, museums and gardens. Will then visit the USS Midway Museum with the 60 exhibits and 25 restored aircrafts. Evening return to Los Angeles.

6. Friday – Los Angeles
Will begin the tour with the Hollywood sign,one of the most famous signs in the world. Will then continue to the film studious in the city, including the Universal Studios, Walt Disney Studios, Warner Brothers studios and Paramount. Stroll the famous Walk of Fame,where thousands of celebrities have been immortalized on the sidewalk. Pass by the Kodak Theater, where Oscars are awarded. Enjoy the Beverly Hills area and admire the famous Rodeo Drive. Evening services followed by Shabbat dinner.

7. Shabbat – Los Angeles
Following Shabbat services and lunch will take a walking tour in the area.

8. Sunday – Merced
Drive to Sequoia National Park- in California’s southern Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s known for its huge sequoia trees, notably the general Sherman tree dominating the Giant Forest. After the visit will continue with a stop in Fresno for overnight in Merced.

9. Monday – San Francisco
On our way to San Francisco will stop for the visit of Yosemite National Park famed for its giant and ancient sequoia trees, for Tunnel View, the vista of towering Bridal Veil Fall and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome. Arrival to San Francisco for the next 3 nights.

10. Tuesday – San Francisco
San Francisco, in northern California, is a hilly city on the tip of a peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. It’s known for its year-round fog,cable cars and colorful Victorian houses. The morning tour of the city will take us to the famous Golden Gate Bridge, the Civic Cneter, Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39.
Afternoon at leisure or you can take a tour to the picturesque town of Sauselito (optional).

11. Wednesday – Monterey, Carmel And 17-Mile Drive
Drive down one of the most scenic roads in California on this full day tour. Along the coast highway 1, passing the mansions of Pebble Beach on the famous 17-miles drive. Enjoy free time to explore Monterey, where you can stroll down Steinbeck’s Cannery Row. Browse then the ritzy boutiques of Carmel –by-the- Sea and get a glimpse of Silicon Valley’s tech campuses on the return drive to San Francisco.

12. Thursday – Home
Our tour ends after breakfast.

Dates & Prices
Tour Code Departure Return  
USP/1 08/20/2017 08/31/2017 Book this tour
Tour Code Departure date Air + Land * Land only * Single Room**
USP/1 08/20/2017 $ 3950 $ 4950

* Price per person in USD Iin double or twin room.

** Supplement for single room.

* Price of tour is subject to due to change in Air Fare.

Need to Know

Price Includes:

  • First Class and superior tourist class hotels.
  • Kosher Meals daily. (For details see General Conditions).
  • Transportation by air conditioned coaches.
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as per Itinerary.
  • Experienced English speaking Tour Escort.

Price Excludes:

  • Air Ticket
  • Airport and security tax.
  • Travel Insurance (For details see General Conditions).
  • Personal expenses.
  • Gratuities to local service providers and Tour Escort.
  • Optional tours.
  • Transfers.
  • Any item not mentioned under “included in price”

Kashrut on Tours

Only strictly kosher food is provided to our travelers on all our tours. On some of our tours we are able to provide glatt meals. Kashrut is of utmost importance to us and we take special measures to ensure that everything served is kosher.

The meals:
Breakfast is prepared using our utensils. We use local fresh fruits and vegetables, and we use milk products when they are permitted. We use kosher cereals, and bread. We usually serve hard boiled eggs and sometimes scrambled eggs or omelets. At breakfast, we prepare our lunches so that people have their choice as to what they eat for lunch. We bring food from Israel to supplement what is served in the hotel such as cheeses, peanut butter, tuna, etc.
For dinners, we serve either fish or meat (usually chicken) as our main course. In areas where meat is not available nor readily acquired, we will have fish. When possible, we acquire the meat locally from Chabad or other reliable kosher source, and in some cases we fly the meat in from Israel. We try to provide as many meat meals as possible. The main course at dinner is preceded by soup and salad and accompanied by freshly prepared vegetables. Dessert typically consists of fresh fruits.
We do not guarantee Pat Israel and Chalav Israel for all destinations.
In many destinations we have our own dishes and silverware. Where we don’t, we provide disposables at the meals. When we cook in hotel kitchens, we use our own knives, cutting boards, pots and pans, cooking implements and disposable metal trays. All food preparation is done on covered surfaces under the strict supervision of our trained staff/guides who function as our mashgichim.

We make great efforts to assure that our travelers will experience local foods first-hand, while maintaining stringent observance of Kashrut laws on all occasions.

On most of our tours, you will be accompanied by two of our staff members- one a guide for the tour who is knowledgeable about the places you are visiting and will accompany you throughout the day and the second, a person who will deal with the logistics of the tour and provide kashrut supervision in the kitchen.

Hotels:
It is our aim to provide the finest hotel possible in each area we visit. We require our hotels to allow us to work in the kitchen and to supervise the cooking and there are many hotels that are not willing to cooperate. They simply have no desire for us to be “meddling” in their cooking process nor are they happy about our bringing our equipment into their kitchens. We work very hard to find the best hotel in the area that will meet our requirements. Because we are not ready to compromise on kashrut, we may not always be able to use a five star hotel.

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