Orientation City Tour

         Las Vegas comes alive at night, when the lights of the casinos dazzle the dark sky. Drive down Las Vegas Boulevard also known as The Strip to Fremont Street, an experience not to be missed. See various theme hotels, catch a glimpse of the dancing waters of the Bellagio fountains. Las Vegas comes alive at night, when the lights of the casinos dazzle the dark sky. Drive down Las Vegas Boulevard also known as The Strip to Fremont Street, an experience not to be missed. See various theme hotels, catch a glimpse of the dancing waters of the Bellagio fountains.

Ride on High Roller

       Situated at the end of the Linq Promenade in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, the High Roller is the exiting, new large Ferris wheel that whisks riders up in air-conditioned cabins 550 feet above the busy Las Vegas Strip below. Day or night, the perspective and views are incredible. For many visitors, including me, the High Roller Ferris Wheel is a must-do at least one during their Las Vegas vacation.                                                    

As for cost? Well, since its opening a few years ago, ticket prices have been all over the map as Caesars Entertainment management is constantly fiddling with ticket prices and promotions. Prices have been reduced to encourage ridership, and cabins offering an open bar have been introduced.

Typically you won’t have to experience any kind of line to wait to ride the High Roller.

Grand Canyon

The day is free at leisure to discover this gambler’s paradise on your own. OR take an optional tour to see one

of the Seven Wonder’s of the Natural World – the Grand Canyon. There are 3 options available –

(a)  Grand Canyon West Rim Ground Tour with Skywalk (13 hrs) – This is a coach tour with a walk on glass bottom bridge.

(b)  Grand Canyon West Rim Ground Tour with Skywalk, Helicopter and River boat ride (13hrs) – This is a

coach tour experience with Skywalk with a 15 minute Helicopter ride over Canyon as well as a 15 minute

Canyon river boat ride over Colorado River.

(c)   Grand Canyon West Rim Air Tour With Skywalk, Helicopter and River boat ride (8 hrs)   – Fly like an executive on a deluxe flight from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon aboard an elite airplane. Enjoy this trip with 15 minute Helicopter ride over Canyon as well as a 15 minute Canyon river boat ride over Colorado river.

Orientation City Tour

Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

You will find Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard’s famous Walk of Fame, and you certainly can’t miss this unique building.

The theatre was given its Chinese design by Raymond M. Kennedy, while Jean Klossner created the forecourt. The building is in the form of a giant pagoda with a huge dragon in bas relief over the wonderfully decorated front doors. Tiny dragons are also featured on the copper roof, while two beautiful Ming Heaven Dogs stand guard on each side of the entrance.

The theatre was opened in 1927 with Cecil B. de Mille’s silent epic “King of Kings”, and has since been the choice venue for the premiere of many great films, including “Star Wars” in 1977. Its interior is decorated in red and gold, with Chinese art and statues, the red curtains in front of the screen have delicate golden trees and birds printed on them.

Sunset Boulevard

The stars may work at the movie studios in Hollywood and the Valley, but most of them live in the posh residential neighbourhoods of L.A.’s west side: Beverly Hills, Bel-Air, Brentwood, and the Malibu Colony.

Sunset Boulevard, one of the world’s most famous streets, was born as a route between those two divergent worlds. The Boulevard still links the sometimes gritty, urban streets of downtown Hollywood to the lush, green, residential avenues of Beverly Hills.

A drive west along Sunset allows you to experience a little of both worlds.

Rodeo Drive

Los Angeles is the home to three famous and glamorous shopping districts – Rodeo Drive, Melrose Avenue and Robertson Boulevard. Rodeo Drive, the most well known of the three has all the glittering elegance of classic high end fashion where celebrities would shop while Robertson Boulevard is more geared to the younger Hollywood set. Melrose Avenue, made famous from the series “Melrose Place” adds a little grunge to the mix but all three have some of the must cutting edge trends in fashion that rules the world today.

 Whether purchasing, window shopping or hoping to cross paths with a star – all three of these shopping districts are full of surprise, glitter and glamour. Just watch out or before you know it you might find yourself in the middle of a paparazzi swarm, chasing a star down the street!

Dolby Theatre

Inspired by the elegance of a European opera house, with state-of-the-art technical capabilities, Dolby Theatre has been host to many of the world’s top performers including Celine Dion, Prince, Barry Manilow, Alicia Keys and the Dixie Chicks. Dolby Theatre also hosted high profile events such as The Daytime Emmy Awards, The ESPY Awards, The BET Awards, the American Idol finals, Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and many more.

Hollywood walk of Frame

The Hollywood walk to fame tour includes sightseeing several miles long and features over 2000 stars.  We drop you off and let you tour a nice stroll down one of the most famous streets in the world, Hollywood boulevard.  You’ll tour by the The Kodak theater where the Oscars are held every year and where currently Cirque du Soleil is performing.  There is plenty of time to tour Grauman’s Chinese theater to take photos and to see if your hands and feet match up to those of the stars.  And of course checkout out all the people dressed up as celebrities and super heroes.  Also keep an eye out for the El Capitan theater where Jimmy Kimmel Live tapes almost every weekday and which just so happens to be right next to the Roosevelt Hotel home of the very first Academy Awards ceremony.  Of course be mindful of the occasional sidewalk closure due to a film shoot or a big time Hollywood premiere.

Hollywood Sign

What may be one of the biggest LA mysteries is how to get as close as possible to the iconic Hollywood Sign. Originally created in 1923, the then “Hollywoodland” sign was supposed to be up for only a year and a half, yet here it is over 90 years later.

Here’s Time Out LA’s insider tip on how to get to an ideal vantage point of the massive sign perched above the Hollywood Hills: Start at Franklin Ave and N Beachwood Dr. Take N Beachwood Dr up the mountain toward Hollywoodland’s quaint Beachwood village. Make a left on Ledgewood Dr and continue until Deronda Dr. The streets get pretty narrow so make sure you drive extra slow and are not taking massive truckloads of people with you. Cars (mainly the ones who don’t know exactly where they are going) are known to create traffic jams up the winding streets in this residential neighborhood where tourists, for the most part, are unwanted. At the end of Deronda Dr you will reach a dead-end surrounded by a few homes. Park your car where it’s safe and walk through the small opening on the right to get to a perfect vantage point of the iconic sign. Looking to get even closer? Lace up for a trek along the dirt road on Mt Lee Dr to where you will be standing directly above the Hollywood Sign and can experience a total 360-degree view of the cityscape.

Universal Studio

Nobody puts you in the picture like Universal Studios®. Here an amazing array of rides, shows and attractions make YOU the star, putting you right in your favourite scenes from your favourite movies and TV shows. 
Universal Studios is the only place on earth where you can experience all the nail-biting excitement, all the pulse-quickening thrills, all the side-splitting comedy of the greatest movies and TV shows ever created… with YOU right in the middle of the action!
 

At Universal Studios Hollywood, the magic of movie making comes to life at this theme park that literally sprang up around the working studios. The park combines the quintessential Hollywood movie experience with quality theme park attractions and shows, including the most recently opened Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and Transformers: The Ride 3D. With careful planning and these tips, you can maximise your time at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Monterey Bay

Photogenic Journey on 17- Mile Drive:-

After Los Angeles drive to charming Monterey Bay, a seaside city known for its rocky Pacific coastline, its rich history of resident artists beginning in the late 19th century and its historically famed fishery.

Continue on a relaxing drive across the Monterey Peninsula and along the legendary 17-Mile Drive widely recognise as one of the most scenic drives in the world.

Bay Cruise

Take advantage of prime photo opportunities with unobstructed views in every direction aboard Blue & Gold Fleet’s 60-minute Bay Cruise Adventure. Sail past the famous PIER 39 sea lions and along San Francisco’s historic waterfront, revealing the city’s fascinating skyline. This comfortable San Francisco Bay Cruise tour has both indoor and outdoor seating with full narration describing major landmarks as you sail by them. You haven’t experienced San Francisco until you’ve taken a Bay Cruise. 

Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is a California icon gracing San Francisco Bay. It is likely the most photographed site in the city, with the orange structure backed by blue water, or in many cases, peaking through low lying cloud. The Bridge has an interesting history and adds a unique charm to San Francisco.

The Golden Gate Suspension Bridge connects San Francisco with Marin County and other districts further north. At one time, it was designated the greatest man-made sight in the United States by the U.S. Travel Service. Opened on May 28th, 1937, the bridge took four years to build and at the time of its completion it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. The bridge, flood-lit in the evening, is approximately 2 miles long.

Orientation Tour

Later continue on a guided orientation tour San Francisco city.

Walk on Lombard St., the crookedest street in USA. Drive past the Civic Centre, take a photo stop at the Twin Peaks, enjoy cable car ride through the picturesque city and visit San Francisco’s most popular destination, the Fisherman’s Wharf where you have time off for shopping.