Cosmos

Tour: 8570 - 2013 (8570) - 2013


TOUR FOR 8+ PEOPLE

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be available. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

Stars' Homes Tour Cruise the Sunset Strip on our way to Beverly Hills and Bel Air where you will see a dazzling array of Stars' Homes, and well groomed parks, manicured gardens and Hillside Estates. Tour is approximately 2 hours.

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Universal Studios Hollywood - One day admission - client ID #1074 No visit to the West Coast would be complete without seeing the world's largest motion picture and television studio. There's a chance to see live shows currently aired on TV, a screen test, comedy theater, and a daring stunt show.

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Warner Brothers' Studio & Movie Star Homes Tour The tour is intimate with a group of no more than twelve and transportation is provided by private electric cart. The VIP Tour guide will take you to where the action is and provide you with inside information and history on each set you visit. Walk on to a set of hit television shows (like The Ellen Show, The Mentalist, and Two and a Half Men - depending on availability), hear as Foley artists create sound effects for movies, see how sets are constructed, walk through rows and rows of costumes, watch a special effects demonstration, and the list goes on. After Warner Brothers' Studios enjoy an exclusive comprehensive narrated tour of breath-taking stars' homes in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Bel-Air and Los Angeles as well as introducing you to Hollywood's iconic Sign and mile-long Walk of Fame, West Hollywood's glittering Sunset Strip and Beverly Hills's glamorous Rodeo Drive!

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1-hour Pike Place Market tour Join Savor Seattle Tours for a one-hour historical tour of Pike Place Market filled with intriguing tales! At over 100 years old, Pike Place Market is the oldest continuously operating market in the United States. The original Starbucks and Sur La Table stores can be found here, as well as the world famous fish throwing Pike Place Fish boys. It is also home to more than 200 year-round commercial businesses; 190 craftspeople; and approximately 100 farmers who rent table space by the day; 240 street performers and musicians. Your tour will take you inside the main thoroughfares of the Pike Place Market, as well as the Lower Levels where hidden treasures await. Enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds that make up this iconic landmark!

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Argosy Dinner Cruise Dinner Cruises, an Experience as Memorable as the View. Take a 2-1/2 hour dining cruise where our ever-changing city and mountain views are the perfect complement to the Northwest-infused buffet. Our menu is prepared fresh on-board featuring James Beard award-winning Executive Chef Christine Keff. Evening sailings feature live entertainment.

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Boeing Factory and Future of Flight Tour The Boeing Factory Tour takes you for an extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at large airliner manufacturing and the amazing face of future commercial aviation. Ride in comfort to Boeing's massive factory in Everett, by volume the largest building in the world! From high above the Boeing Factory floor, you'll view the assembly of Boeing's wide-body airplanes - the 747, 777 and the technologically advanced 787 Dreamliner. On the flight line, see airplanes in various stages of being outfitted and painted for airline customers around the world. You may also see a Dreamlifter on the field, a jumbo 747 cargo plane modified to transport the Dreamliner's large parts from every corner of the world to Everett for final assembly.

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Pike Place Market Food & Cultural tour Become a Market insider on this behind the scenes adventure! Experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of this historic 100+ year old landmark. Meet the Market's lively characters and hear their memorable stories. See fish fly, cheese being made, and the original Starbucks store. Highlights include: 16+ bites and sips, including crab cakes, chowder, and cheese! Tastings at 10 vibrant Market locations. Entertaining stories of the Market's rich history and culture. 1-on-1 time with the famous fish throwin' Pike Place Fish boys. Inclusions: All food tastings, guided tour, personal audio devices, and VIP dining and shopping discount card.

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Ride the Ducks of Seattle Tour Seattle by land and water on a WWII amphibious landing craft. Explore the waterfront, downtown Seattle shopping district, Pike Place Market and historic Pioneer Square. Then, splash into Lake Union for a view a breath-taking view of the Seattle skyline!

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Seattle Harbor Cruise Join Argosy for the cruise that started it all! Since 1949, Argosy Cruises has been a favorite attraction for millions of locals and visitors. Guests always enjoy this narrated 1-hour tour of Seattle's vibrant and historic harbor. With never-ending skyline views and wide-open outdoor decks, this fascinating tour is perfect for visitors and locals alike. Transportation from the hotel is not included.

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Winery and Waterfall Tour Explore Seattle wine tasting at Washington's award winning estate-wineries. Having been in the business for over 20 years, we love having the opportunity of introducing visitors to the independent family run Seattle wineries as well as the beloved, world-class Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. Then combine in one fun day some of the best Northwest scenery along with your Seattle winery tour experience. Our comfortable tour will take you over Lake Washington on Seattle's famous Evergreen Pt. Bridge, the world's second longest floating bridge, to Woodinville, home to dozens of Washington State's 700+ premium wineries. Washington is now America's #2 wine region and has produced numerous top scoring wines. You will enjoy tastings at the Chateau as well as at least one other award winning Seattle winery. Allow $5-$10 at each Seattle winery for tasting fee options of your choice. Winery selection may occasionally vary due to winery schedules and private events.

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2 Hour Harbor Cruise (Anytime Excursion ) Hornblower Cruises & Events welcomes you aboard one of their comfortable yachts touring beautiful San Diego Bay. Relax in comfort on the observation deck while the professional crew narrates the rich history, local points of interest, and facts about San Diego landmarks and military. You will see everything from sea lions to Navy SEALS, the spectacular Coronado Bridge, the famous Star of India, dry-docking and ship building facilities, and the famous Hotel Del Coronado.

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San Diego Dinner Cruise This 3-hour dinner cruise combines the best of dining, sightseeing, and cruising. Sip a complimentary glass of champagne, enjoy a freshly prepared 3-course meal, and delight in the sights of San Diego Bay. Take a moonlit stroll along the outer decks and hit the dance floor for an evening to remember. If you are traveling on a Monograms driving vacation, please check your itinerary and note the driving distance between cities before booking this excursion.

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San Diego Zoo See the world's largest collection of animals is located at the famous San Diego Zoo. Admission includes guided bus tour, express bus, Skyfari Aerial Tram, the Children's Zoo, exhibits & shows and there is time to explore at your own pace.

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USS Midway Museum (V-GLO) Imagine experiencing life at sea aboard one of America's longest-serving aircraft carriers. Visitors to the USS Midway Museum enter a floating city at sea and walk in the footsteps of 225,000 Midway sailors who served our country and upheld the American ideals of strength, freedom, and peace. The USS Midway Museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family. Guests can spend the day exploring more than 60 exhibits with a collection of 25 restored aircraft. The self-guided audio tour, narrated by Midway sailors, brings the carrier's history to life.

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24 Hour Hop on - Hop off Super Sightseeing Spend 24 hours seeing the famous sights of San Francisco. Stops include Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Union Square, Chinatown, North Beach, Alcatraz Landing and Pier 39. Tours are on board a double decker bus giving you the best views of San Francisco.

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Bay Cruise This fully narrated one-hour tour sails under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge. Experience the thrilling history of San Francisco Bay with all the sound and glory it deserves. The tour also sails along San Francisco's historic waterfront where there's no better way to experience unobstructed views of sensational skylines in every direction. It's a great vantage point for snapping pictures or simply reflecting on the vast beauty of the San Francisco Bay. Sail past the PIER 39 sea lions, under the Golden Gate Bridge and circle Alcatraz Island. Onboard narration describes the City and its landmarks as you sail along in comfort; both indoor and outdoor seating are provided. (Cruise is 1 hour)

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Deluxe Wine Country Tour Napa and Sonoma are world famous for their fine wine and beautiful scenery. Learn about wine from our expert guides as you travel north to California's Premiere wine country. You'll learn the areas' history of wine making, from the early Spanish missionaries who brought grape vines from Europe to the Forty-Niners who served wines in their saloons. You will tour wineries and see how grapes are picked, crushed, blended and bottled. You'll walk through beautiful vineyards with your tour guide and then taste the finished product - wine tasting fees included. There will be time for lunch at Historical Sonoma Square or Vintage 1870 in the heart of Napa.

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Muir Woods & Sausalito Travel Across the Golden Gate Bridge and through the rugged coastal mountains. Enjoy magnificent views of San Francisco Bay and valleys, where the Coastal Miwok once lived. The first stop is Muir Woods National Monument, where ancient groves of giant Redwood (Sequoia Sempreverins) Trees tower over Redwood Creek. A Full 1 188 hour stop 191 the most time offered of any other tour company. Muir Woods entrance fee included. Next, visit the beautiful coastal town of Sausalito, a gorgeous Mediterranean-style village, with quaint shop, art galleries, and waterfront restaurants. Approximate one hour stop in Sausalito. You may extend your stay in Sausalito and return by ferry to San Francisco, ferry cost not included. (Approximately 4 hours)

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Muir Woods, Sausalito & Bay Cruise Travel Across the Golden Gate Bridge and through the rugged coastal mountains. Enjoy magnificent views of San Francisco Bay and valleys, where the Coastal Miwok once lived. The first stop is Muir Woods National Monument, where ancient groves of giant Redwood (Sequoia Sempreverins) Trees tower over Redwood Creek. A Full 1 188 hour stop. Muir Woods entrance fee included. Next, visit the beautiful coastal town of Sausalito, a gorgeous Mediterranean-style village, with quaint shop, art galleries, and waterfront restaurants. Approximate one hour stop in Sausalito. Then enjoy a cruise along the historic waterfront, with a close-up view of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39, and the sea lions. (Approximately 6 hours)

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Rocket Boat Get blown away on this 30-minute high-speed tour of the City's historic waterfront. Sail past the sea lions, zoom to the Bay Bridge, fly down to AT&T Park, scream past Treasure Island, and breeze by Alcatraz on the way back to PIER 39. This exciting ride pauses occasionally to allow passengers to catch their breath and capture unique sightseeing and photo opportunities unavailable on other tours. RocketBoat, it's an extreme adventure powered by biodiesel fuel. A blast on the Bay that is not to be missed.

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San Francisco By Night with dinner at Swiss Louis The evening begins with dinner at a popular Fisherman's Wharf restaurant and spectacular views of the bay. Before heading back to your hotel we will drive out to Treasure Island to view the city lights from across the bay.

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