WESTERN STATES USA TOUR
August 6-21st, 2016
Director: Dr. Clark D. Anderson
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Day 1-2 (Sat/Sun Aug 6-7th): FLY to SEATTLE / SPACE NEEDLE
Today we all fly to Seattle, Washington. We will check into our hotel and enjoy orientation and introductions. Our adventure begins with a fantastic dinner and evening view of Seattle from the well-known Space Needle.
Day 3 (Mon Aug 8th): WASHINGTON / COEUR D’ ALENE, IDAHO
Our first touring day includes a very scenic drive of the Western United States all while learning English from our LIT teachers. The first several days of our experience will include a lot of beautiful scenery as well as a lot of time to develop our language skills. We drive from Seattle across the beautiful state of Washington and down into Idaho. This evening we will enjoy a gorgeous evening boat ride on Lake Chelan near Coeur d’Alene.
Day 4 (Tues Aug. 9th): COEUR D’ ALENE / YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
We begin with another beautiful drive through the state of Montana and down into Wyoming. This provides us with some more valuable time to engage in meaningful and interactive language activities. Entering Yellowstone National Park is a pleasure with beautiful views and vistas. In the afternoon/evening we will participate in an Old West Dinner Cookout which includes the choice of a 1-hour wagon ride or a 1-hour horseback ride experience with a delicious dinner. We overnight in Yellowstone.
Day 5 (Wed Aug. 10th): YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Today we explore more of the beauties of Yellowstone by visiting Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, and the Upper & Lower Falls. This evening we will enjoy a genuine cowboy experience by singing songs around a campfire along with some fun language immersion activities. We again overnight in Yellowstone.
Day 6 (Thurs Aug. 11th): JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING / PARK CITY, UTAH
This morning we drive to the infamous and beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming where we will enjoy lunch and site seeing. From here we will enjoy a very beautiful drive to Park City, Utah. Park City hosted many of the events for the 2002 Winter Olympics Games. We will continue to hone our language skills on our drive to Utah. We will enjoy a visit to the Olympic Park and overnight in Park City.
Day 7 (Fri Aug. 12th): SALT LAKE CITY: TEMPLE SQUARE / BRYCE CANYON
This morning we take a short drive into Salt Lake City and visit LDS Temple Square where there is a lot to see including lunch at the new City Creek Mall. This afternoon provides us with more language development time as we make our way south and view more of the beauties of Utah. We will see most of the state today as we travel to Bryce Canyon National Park. We overnight near Bryce.
Day 8 (Sat Aug. 13th): BRYCE CANYON / GRAND CANYON
Today begins with an unforgettable and scenic hike in the mountains of Bryce Canyon. While on our hike we will practice some of our language activities and songs. After lunch we will drive to the notorious Grand Canyon for evening views and activities.
Day 9 (Sun Aug 14th): GRAND CANYON / ST. GEORGE: TUACAHAN PLAY
Today we explore the sites on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. We will participate in the scenic Hermit Road Bus Route which is a 7 mile (11 km) scenic route along the west end of Grand Canyon Village out to Hermits Rest. This evening we practice language as we drive to St. George, Utah and enjoy an evening performance/play at the beautiful Tuacahn Theater in Snow Canyon.
DAY 10 (Mon Aug 15th): LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Today we practice our language skills as we drive to the infamous Las Vegas, Nevada. You will be free to venture and explore the famous Las Vegas Strip which has many options for eating and entertainment. Every Hotel/Resort has a variety of activities, themes, and eating options. This evening as a group we will enjoy a family friendly Las Vegas show and overnight.
Day 11 (Tues Aug 16th): LAS VEGAS / SAN DIEGO / BEACH / CALIFORNIA
This morning we drive across Nevada and into California and further enjoy our language teachers, counselors and the language skills we are developing. We will check into our hotel/resort in San Diego and then enjoy an afternoon at the beach enjoying the Pacific Ocean. You can enjoy a refreshing dip in the water, rent jet skis, body surf, play sand volleyball, or just enjoy the sunshine and the crashing waves on the shore. We overnight in San Diego.
Day 12 (Wed Aug 17th): SEA WORLD, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Today is an exciting day exploring the animals, sea creatures, and various shows and activities in English at Sea World! This will be a fun filled day of exploration as well as language immersion as you interact with the workers, staff, and attend shows that are all in English. We again overnight in San Diego.
Day 13 (Thurs Aug 18th): UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, CALIFORNIA
This morning we engage in our regular language drills and activities as we enjoy a scenic drive up the California coast to Universal City to visit Universal Studios. This will be a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: thrilling theme park rides and shows (in English), a real working movie studio, and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk. Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique experience that’s fun for the whole family and a very enjoyable environment to practice your English conversation skills. We overnight near Disneyland.
Day 14-15 (Fri/Sat Aug 19-20th): DISNEYLAND / CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE
Our Western States LIT Tour will end with two full days at Disneyland Adventure Parks in Anaheim, California! Disneyland Park is a beloved Southern California destination where generations of families have made their Disney dreams come true. Opened in 1955, Walt Disney’s original theme park is divided into 8 extravagantly themed lands—Main Street, U.S.A., Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Mickey’s Toontown, Frontierland, Critter Country, New Orleans Square and Adventureland. There are two major parks to choose from; Disneyland and Disneyland Adventure. In Disneyland you enter a magical kingdom where you can sail with pirates, explore exotic jungles, meet fairy-tale princesses, dive under the ocean and rocket through the stars—all in the same day. At Disney California Adventure Park you can explore 8 exciting lands that bring to life Disney and Pixar stories and characters through amazing attractions, entertainment and dining! The 2 most recent additions—Buena Vista Street and the awe-inspiring Cars Land—join the themed lands of Condor Flats, Grizzly Peak, Paradise Pier, Pacific Wharf, “A Bug’s Land” and Hollywood Land. With so much to do day and night, Disney California Adventure Park has something for all ages and interests and provides a fantastic opportunity to further develop your language skills. On Saturday evening we will enjoy a Korean BBQ for our farewell dinner and program!
Day 15 (Sun. Aug 21st): FLY HOME!
TOUR COST AND DETAILS
COST PER PERSON:
Quadruple Occupancy: $3,535
Triple Occupancy: $3,685
Double Occupancy: $3,985
Single Occupancy: $4,885
DEPOSIT REQUIRED: $500 per person.
ROOMMATES: Single people may sign up for accommodations on a share basis and will be assigned roommates as circumstances permit. If a roommate is unavailable, the participant will be notified of the adjusted price prior to departure. (NOTE: Hotel Rooms will be shared by family members or same gender participants ONLY)
CANCELLATION FEES: A $25 fee will be charged by LIT Tours, LLC for all cancellations until 60 days prior to departure, at which time the fee will be $100. In addition, all cancellation charges imposed by airlines, hotels, vendors, operators, etc., will be passed on to the participant.
TOUR INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
- First-class, top quality tour with experienced tour directors
- Private, deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
- Hotel Accommodations
- Two meals daily (breakfast and lunch or dinner) as indicated in the detailed itinerary.
- All admission fees to sites specified in the itinerary (group tours only)
Because our tour participants are coming on to the tour from different countries, we do not include the price of the airfare. We are more than happy to help you arrange for your flights but the price is not reflected in the price of the tour. If you are arranging your flights we need everyone at the Seattle SeaTac Airport on July 6th by 5pm. At the end of the tour we will arrive and finish our tour in Los Angeles around 6pm. Please do not book flights that depart before 8pm, July 19th.
REGISTRATION, DEPOSIT, PAYMENT, AND CANCELLATION:
Early reservations are strongly recommended, and a deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking, with the remaining balance due 60 days prior to departure. Applications received after this date should include full payment. Any payments made after this date should also include also include full payment. Any payments made 30 days prior to departure must be in the form of a money order. Checks should be made payable to Revive Service Tours. All cancellation penalties are the responsibility of the participant.
Please send check payment and names of participants to:
Revive Service Tours LLC
42 S. 930W.
Orem, UT 84058
ITEMS NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE:
Airfare travel to Seattle SeaTac Airport, and departure home from tour from LAX International Airport (or John Wayne or Long Beach Airports). Items of a personal nature, such as souvenirs; excess baggage or portage charges; personal, trip, or baggage insurance; room service; laundry; phone charges; food or beverages not part of the group menu; tips; gratuities for special services; expenses incurred on personal activities not included where group participation is not specified in the itinerary.