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1 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP America Trip 2004 Grand Canyon San Francisco Los Angeles Universal Studios Alcatraz Yosemite National Park Death Valley Las Vegas

2 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP Monday 19 th : 00.30Depart Fearns 08.40Check-In Heathrow 10.40Take Off 13.35Arrive San Francisco International 14.00Check in hotel 20.00Hard Rock Cafe

3 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP Tuesday 20 th : San Francisco Without doubt, San Francisco is one of America’s most beautiful cities. We are here for two days and will pack as much in as possible. However, whilst we are here we will definitely tour all of the major attractions of the city... Union Square Twin Peaks Chinatown Union Street Cow Hollow Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf

4 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP The Octagon House, Union Street The beautiful Victorian Architecture of Union Street Union Street Also known as Cow Hollow, Union Street is affluent, fashionable and the place to find the residents of Pacific Heights eating, drinking and socialising. Before the Gold Rush, this area was a green dale where hundreds of cows grazed – hence the name.

5 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP Twin Peaks At 913 feet, this is the highest point in San Francisco and will provide us with some spectacular views...

6 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP Lombard Street As you will know, San Francisco is built on some very steep hills. For this reason Lombard Street was built with many sharp curves. In fact it has the claim to be America’s “crookedest” street!

7 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP Golden gate bridge Without doubt its most famous landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge is made out of gold. Just kidding! It is over 3km though, and when built, was the longest suspension bridge in the world!

8 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP Fisherman’s Wharf What used to be a busy shipbuilding and industrial site is now a hugely popular tourist attraction with plenty of opportunities for souvenir shopping. It is from here that trips to Alcatraz depart and it is also the home of Pier 39...

9 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP Pier 39 The focal point of Fisherman’s Wharf is Pier 39 which is famous for its colony of sea lions. Pooh! It’s a bit smelly!

10 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP Alcatraz Lying in the SF Bay is Alcatraz – one of the world’s most notorious prisons. It was supposed to be inescapable and housed prisoners like Al Capone. The View of Alcatraz from the Cable Car We will spend Wednesday morning in Alcatraz.

11 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP We leave san francisco (but don’t leave your heart...)

12 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP Wednesday 21 st : We check in at The Vagabond Inn in the County of Merced. This is an overnight stop before we journey on to Yosemite National Park on Thursday...

13 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP Thursday 22 nd : Yosemite National Park It’s hard to imagine a more beautiful place than this. Following the spectacle of the city of San Francisco we are taken away from it all in the natural beauty of Yosemite National Park...

14 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP Yosemite National Park - located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of central California - is a setting so spectacular and awe-inspiring that it is often referred to as the "Crown Jewel" of the National Park system.

15 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP Earthquakes, glaciers and other forces of nature over millions of years left indelible footprints on the landscape that are still visible in the towering granite cliffs, thundering waterfalls, steep mountains and deep alpine lakes. They beckon visitors to explore, climb, photograph and experience their grandeur.

16 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP Tioga Pass After staying the night at The Vagabond Inn, Bishop, we will make our way out of Yosemite National Park via the spectacular Tioga Pass... The Vagabond Inn, Bishop

17 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP Friday 23 rd : Death valley On Friday we move from the beautiful scenery of Yosemite to scenery of the extreme in Death Valley. Huge sand dunes form just as they would in the Middle East or North Africa.

18 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP Zabriskie Point, Death Valley, Nevada Death valley Death Valley is one of the hottest places on earth. Death Valley is a treasure trove of scientific information about the ancient Earth and about the forces still working to shape our modern world. It is home to plants, animals, and human beings that have adapted themselves to take advantage of its rare and hard won bounty. It is a story of western expansion, wealth, greed, suffering and triumph. Death Valley is a land of extremes, and much more. Our Friday Night Hotel

19 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP Saturday 24 th : Las Vegas Viva Las Vegas! From the harshness of Death Valley we end up in Vegas: wealth, opulence and excess in the middle of the Nevada Desert! Prepare yourselves for spectacle...

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21 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP Las Vegas Whilst in Vegas we will have a free morning which we will use to explore the Las Vegas Strip – the main street of Vegas. In the afternoon we will journey out to Tusayan where we will be visiting the Las Vegas Outlet Center for some serious shopping!

22 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP Sunday 25 th : The Grand Canyon Surely a contender for being one of the Wonders of the World. If the beauty and extremes of the Western States haven’t taken your breath away yet, surely they will now!

23 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP The Grand Canyon Not really a single canyon, but a mass of them. In places the canyons are one mile deep and we will be taking helicopter flights between the canyon walls to really appreciate their grandeur...

24 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP Waiting for Sunset over The Grand Canyon...

25 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP First orange...

26 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP Then red...

27 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP Monday 26 th : Journey to LA It’s time to leave the amazing sights of the Grand Canyon for our journey back to the coast. We will travel via Palm Springs and check in to our hotel, The Sportsmen’s Lodge in LA later that day... Palm Springs

28 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP Tuesday 27 th : Universal studios We are afforded a fantastic opportunity to look behind the scenes of the making of blockbuster Hollywood movies as we spend the day with Universal Studio Tours...

29 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP Wednesday 27 th : LA & Beverley hills Sadly Wednesday is our last day in the States, but we will waste no time! Before we go to the airport we will check out some of the main attractions of LA... Hollywood Boulevard: Where there are over 150 stars’ signatures

30 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP LA & Beverley hills Home to some of America’s richest and most famous people - as well as some of the most expensive shops in the whole world! We finish with the spectacle of Venice Beach with their weight- lifters and rollerbladers. Rodeo Drive Venice Beach

31 BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL AMERICA TRIP At we will check in to LA International again ready for our flight home. At we take off from LA Arrival is at local time We will get back to Fearns at Our journey has ended and we will have left the sun to set over the Pacific Horizon...


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