DAY 01: COCHIN - DOHA - NEW YORK
Fortune Tours Grand Tour of USA begins!!! Assemble at Cochin International Airport. Check in and after immigration and custom formalities board the flight to New York via Doha. Arrive at JFK Airport…!!! Welcome to New York City! New York is the most populous city in the United States and a global power city and home to the headquarters of the United Nations. Several sources have ranked New York, the most photographed city in the world. After immigration and customs formalities meet our driver and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel. Meals: Breakfast & Lunch in flight, Dinner at restaurant.
DAY 02: NEW YORK CITY TOUR - STATUE OF LIBERTY - ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY
Today begin your memorable journey through the United States of America. After Breakfast, start the sightseeing from the USA’s famous landmark “Statue of Liberty”. We will take a ferry ride from New Jersey to Liberty Island via Ellis Island to viewthe iconic and prestigious Statue of Liberty and aspectacular view of New York City. The copper statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, (A French sculptor) and built by Gustave Eiffel, dedicated on October 28, 1886, as a gift to the United States from the people of France as a symbol of Freedom and Democracy. The statue was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad with an overall height of 305 feet and 6 inches and a total weight of 225 tons. There are seven rays on her crown, one for each of the seven continents. Later we take a ferry from Liberty Island to Battery Park in New York. Lunch at a restaurant. Post lunch, explore the beautiful city of New York, see Downtown Wall Street, Central Park, 5th Avenue, Midtown Manhattan, Rockefeller Centre, the headquarters of the United Nations, Brooklyn Bridge, Trump Hotel, and Lower Manhattan. Then proceed to Ground Zero (9/11 Memorial. It is an8-acre Park, where the World Trade Center Twin Towers once stood. The foundations of the Twin Towers have been converted into reflecting pools and the surrounding area is now a grove of trees. Also visit the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, the brilliantly white, space-aged-looking structure. In the evening visit Times Square and be amazed by the life and light of New York City at night. This is one of the most famous intersections in the world. During 364 days of the year, Times Square is almost as crowded, as street performers and visitors from around the world and millions of lights that adorn the neon billboards. Dinner at a restaurant. Overnight stay at Hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
DAY 03 NEW YORK - WASHINGTON DC
After breakfast, check out and drive to Washington D.C. is the Capital city of the United States, on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. On arrival proceed to the restaurant for lunch. Meet the guide, and visit the major sights of Washington D.C. like the White House, Capitol Hill, the home of the United States Congress, the seat of the Supreme Court, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, WW2 Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Martin Luther Memorial, FBI building and Washington National Cathedral, Pentagon etc. Dinner at a restaurant. Overnight at Hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 04 WASHINGTON DC - HERSHEY - NIAGARA FALLS
After breakfast check out and drive to Hershey. Visit Hershey’s Chocolate World. Hershey’s is widely popular for Chocolate -Themed Park in United States. Hershey's chocolates were founded by candy magnate Milton S. Hershey. Ride a train that follows the journey of Chocolate Tour, an attraction that allows visitors to trace the production from cocoa bean to the final product. The carriage takes you through a replica factory and explains what goes into making chocolate so tasty. Enjoy a taste of the chocolate after the tour. This ride is an original attraction, showing a simulation of the chocolate-making process. Then you will continue to drive through the lush green valley and enjoy some stunning scenery on the way as you arrive at Niagara Falls, the natural wonders of the world. Transfer to the hotel. Evening free time to view the Falls. Dinner at restaurant. overnight at hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
DAY 05 NIAGARA FALLS, MADE OF THE MIST, CAVE OF THE WINDS
After breakfast proceed to the Niagara Falls. See the Horseshoe, American and Bridal Veil Falls this morning as you cruise on the Maid of the Mist boat for an unbelievable view of all three Falls (Maid of the mist usually starts operating by last week of April, however subject to weather conditions. If the same is not operational we offer Niagara scenic trolley instead). The boat starts at a calm part of the Niagara River, near the Rainbow Bridge, and takes you to the American and Bridal Veil Falls, then intothe dense mist of spray inside the curve of the Horseshoe Falls. Feel the mist & boat takes you to the base of the Horseshoe Falls. After lunch, theCave of the Winds trip takes you closer to the waters of Niagara Falls. A journey that takes youdeep below and behind the heart of the Niagara Falls. You will descend 175 feet (53 meters) deep by elevators through bedrock to tunnels that leadto viewing portals which are one- third of the waybehind the massive Niagara Falls. Then, clad in abright yellow poncho and wearing the special footwear provided, you follow a tour guide over a series of wooden walkways to the famous “Hurricane Deck”. The rushing waters loom above you, dousing you with a generous spray as you face the thundering Falls head-on. Enjoy your time in Niagara Falls with the breathtaking Falls, Hurricane Decks, Cave of the Winds and the Maid of the Mist, and more, a Niagara Falls vacation is the ultimate. Evening free for leisure and enjoy the LED light show in Falls. Dinner at restaurant. Overnight at hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
DAY 06 NIAGARA – BUFFALO - ORLANDO
Breakfast and Checkout, Proceed to Buffalo airport and fly to Orlando. On arrival at Orlando Airport, you will transfer to Kennedy Space Center (NASA). It is named after President John F. Kennedy, who famously declared in 1961 that the United States would put an astronaut on the moon. Transfer to Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour with the Explore Tour, making several stops to capture photo Opportunities and view icons of NASA spaceflight operations Explore the NASA world-class facility, launch pads and rocket exhibits like Saturn V. We can also visit the place where Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle programs were carried out from Kennedy Space Center and first moon mission launch pad and control stations. You will get a chance to visit Moon Mission Zone and experience the historic moments in the firing room theater, Lunar Theater, and the famous Space Shuttle Atlantis. Also visit the US Astronaut Hallof Fame, Heroes, and Legends, I max Theatre, Rocket Garden, Astronaut Encounter, etc. Dinner at restaurant. Overnight at hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
DAY 07 EPCOT CENTER
After breakfast proceed to explore the EPCOT CENTER. Epcot is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida. It is owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company through its Parks, Experiences, and Products division. Inspiredby an unrealized concept developed by WaltDisney, the park opened on October 1, 1982. Park,Epcot is dedicated to the celebration of human achievement, namely technological innovation and international culture, and is often referred to as a "permanent world's fair". Lunch will be at Epcot. Dinner at a restaurant. Overnight at hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
DAY 08 ORLANDO – LAS VEGAS
After buffet breakfast at the hotel, check out and fly to Las Vegas. Afternoon, reach Las Vegas, the fantastic city of feverish gambling, neon lights, bars and glamorous shows. On arrival meet our guide and proceed for the city tour in Las Vegas experiencing the spectacular dancing fountains, the world-famous Vegas Strip, Wedding Chapels, Stratosphere Tower, Downtown Vegas, and Fremont Street and old Vegas etc. Take a stroll down the Strip and see the glamour of this city famed for its vibrant nightlife, centered around 24-hour casinos and other entertainmentoptions. This boulevard is the home to the hotelswith elaborate displays such as fountains synchronized to music as well as replicas of an Egyptian pyramid, the Venetian Grand Canal, and the Eiffel Tower etc. Evening explores the biggest and brightest attractions, see the dazzling lights of the Las Vegas and enjoy an incredible 5-block light show with 12 million LED lights and watch the Bellagio’s dancing fountains, Bellagio Theme flower shows, neon ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign and much more. It’s fun to see the Las Vegas at night. Later proceed to the hotel. Dinner at restaurant and overnight at hotel in Las Vegas. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
DAY 09 GRAND CANYON WEST RIM TOUR WITH SKYWALk
After breakfast drive through the desert, passing through Joshua tree forests and the Mojave Desert. Pass through the famous Hoover Dam, built 1933 in Colorado river. Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge also the major attraction, offers the highest accessible overlook of the Dam and Grand Canyon. another natural wonder of the world. The Grand Canyon is a steep- sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the state of Arizona in the United States. Nearly two billion years of earth's geological history have been exposed as the Colorado River cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted. The Grand Canyon is 446 km long, up to 29 km wide and attains a depth of over a mile. Several recent studies support the hypothesis that the Colorado River established its course through the area about 5 to 6 million years ago. Since that time, the Colorado River has driven the down- cutting of the tributaries retreat of the cliffs, simultaneously deepening and widening the canyon. For thousands of years, the area has been continuously inhabited by Native Americans, who built the settlements within the canyon and its many caves. You will get a chance to visit the Grand Canyon West Rim with Skywalk. A breathtaking view of the Grand Canyon from a man-made glass bridge will serve up quite a thrill as you take in the views of the Canyon. The Grand Canyon West Rim is 3,500 plus feet high above the Colorado River by taking a stroll on the world- famous Skywalk. Later transfer to the hotel. Dinner at a restaurant, overnight at a hotel in Las Vegas. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
DAY 10 LAS VEGAS – LOS ANGELES
After breakfast check out and drive to Los Angeles, the city of entertainment in the United States. It is the second-most populous city in the United States situated in Southern California nicknamed the "City of Angels". Los Angeles includes Hollywood and leads the world in the creation of television production, recorded music, and motion picture production studios such as Paramount Pictures, Universal Warner Brothers, etc. On arrival begin the day with a guided sightseeing tour of the world’s “Capital of the Glamour,” including a drive through Hollywood and the famous TCL Chinese Theatre and Walk of Fame. People come from all over the world visit the city with hopes of a favorite celebrity sighting in Tinsel Town, or simply to reveal the area’s history and legacy. You will pass through Beverly Hills. You will walk through the legendary star-studded Hollywood’s Walk of Fame and you can match your handprints and footprints to those of Hollywood Stars, embedded in cement in front of TCL Chinese Theatre and see the famous handprints and footprints of stars like Michal Jackson, Merlyn Monroe, Steven Spielberg, John Lenon etc. Then visit the Egyptian and El Capitan, both of which are flamboyant icons from Hollywood’s glitzy past. And Fisherman’s market, Downtown Los Angeles skyline, Echo Park etc. Dinner at restaurant. Overnight stay at hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
DAY 11 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS - BAKERSFIELD
Enjoy an American breakfast at the hotel. Check out and proceed to visit Universal Studio. A trip to Universal Studio is like a trip into the heart of Hollywood and designed to let visitors experience movies like never before. It is one of the oldest and most famous Hollywood film studios still in use with the largest set construction project in studio history, built with creative consultation from Steven Spielberg. Go behind the scenes on the world-famous “Studio Tour” to explore where Hollywood movies are made. This tram tour is a most thrilling ride at Hollywood theme park in Los Angeles. Later experienced many thrilling rides and shows like “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey”. The World of Harry Potter, King Kong 360 3-D, “the Revenge of the Mummy”, “Jurassic Park-The Ride, Shrek in 4D, The Amazing Adventure of Spider-Man, 4D motion-based dark Ride, The Blue Brothers Live Show, Transformers: The Ride- 3D, The Eighth Voyage of Sindbad Stunt Show, The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride and many more. Evening proceeds to Bakersfield. Dinner at restaurant. Check-in and overnight stay at the hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
After breakfast, check out and proceed to San Francisco. San Francisco is the prettiest and most high-tech city in the world surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. It’s the birthplace of the League of Nations and United Nations and is known for its iconic Golden Gate Bridge and colorful Victorian houses. Lunch at a restaurant, drive through Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf, League of Nations buildings, and other highlights. etc. Then transfer to San Francisco Bay Cruise to enjoy the beauty and magic of the San Francisco Bay on an exhilarating one-hour Cruise. The San Francisco Bay is a shallow water from California and passes through the bay to Pacific Ocean. The waterway entrance to San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean is called the Golden Gate. The Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic structure connecting the city of San Francisco to Marin County, California. It spans almost two miles across the Golden Gate, the narrow strait where San Francisco Bay opens to meet the Pacific Ocean. The dream of connecting San Francisco to its northern neighbors became a reality when construction commenced in 1933. The Golden Gate Bridge, opened to the public in 1937, has endured as a picture-perfect landmark and an engineering marvel. You get an opportunity to explore the beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge fromBay Cruise. Later will proceed to Twin Peaks.The Twin Peaks are two prominent hills with an elevation of about 925 feet located near the geographic center of San Francisco, California. Agrassy 64-acre hilltop park is a popular attraction, with its hiking trails leading up to wind- swept peaks and 360-degree views of the Bay Area. Overnight at hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
DAY 13 SAN FRANCISCO – DOHA
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and proceed to San Francisco International Airport. Check-in and board the flight to Doha.
DAY 14 DOHA - COCHIN
Arrive at Doha International Airport, and change flight to Cochin.
DAY 15 COCHIN ARRIVAL
Arrive at Kochi International Airport with sweet memories of the Grand USA Tour. ** Tour Ends **
- International - Economy class Air ticket in Qatar Airways (COK JFK; SFO COK) Domestic - Economy class air tickets (BUF MCO; MCO LAS)
- Premium Hotels in all cities in Twin/ double sharing Breakfast, lunch, and dinner as per itinerary
- Tours and transfers on an air-conditioned coach
- Guided city tours in New York, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco Statue of Liberty
- One World Observatory
- Hershey's Chocolate World
- Made of the Mist and Cave of the Winds Kennedy Space Centre
- Disney's Epcot Centre
- Grand Canyon West Rim tour with Skywalk Universal Studios
- Golden Gate Bay Cruise Visa Charges.
- Medical Insurance up to age 70 (Indian passport holders only) Experienced Tour Manager from Fortune Tours
- Applicable Service Tax (5% GST)
- Any Increase in the fuel surcharge or any kind of government taxes levied by the respective government or statutory bodies (Current estimates are based on the fare as of 01 November 2023)
- Any expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, wines, porterage, mini bar, telephone calls, pay channels, etc.
- Expenses of additional/ optional tours and extra stay pre/post tour.
- Travel insurance for foreign national passport holders and passengers above age 70. Food and drink other than those not mentioned in the itinerary
- Cost of Airport transfers of the guests and additional airport transfers if any
- Any extra expenses incurred for changing the route due to any unforeseen circumstances, forced majeure instances, natural calamities, political disturbances, flight delays, strikes, etc.
- Extra cost incurred due to illness, accident, hospitalization or any Individual unforeseen cost incurring incidence.
- Any private transfers taken to move from one place to another instead of coach.
- Any add-on sightseeing/ sightseeing done twice /activities along with transfers other than mentioned in the tour program and anything not specifically mentioned in Tour Cost inclusions.Cost of RT-PCR test if required.
- TCS- Tax Collected at Source (can be claimed as advance tax during the time of filing ITR for the respective financial year), Finance Act 2020 has inserted a new sub-section (1g) in TCS under Section 206C of the Income Tax Act, 1961 to collect tax out of foreign remittance transactions under Liberalized Remittance Scheme (LRS) as well as amount received from buyer by a seller for sale of an ‘Overseas Tour Program Package’ w.e.f. October 1, 2020. An additional 5% TCS on invoice value is applicable.
- If the buyer fails to furnish their PAN to the seller then double of the TCS rate will be applicable in the rate specified in section 206C.
- (PPG/KMN Release ID: 1936105) posted on 28 June 2023 9:09 PM by PIB Delhi, the Ministry of Finance has announced that there will be no change in the rate of TCS for all purposes under LRS and for overseas travel tour packages, regardless of the mode of payment, for the amount up to Rs. 7 lakhs per individual per annum.
- For the purchase of overseas tour program package under Clause (ii) of Sub-section (1G), the TCS shall continue to apply at the rate of 5% for the first Rs 7 lakhs per individual per annum; the 20% rate will only apply for expenditure above this limit. Increased TCS rates to apply from 1st October 2023
- Cost of RT-PCR test if required
COST ; TBD DEPARTURES : 21 APRIL,15 MAY